Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah he was having his main, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala his companions, his household, may Allah bless them, bless every one of us, grant us goodness, and May Allah elevate our status. Brothers and sisters in the previous episode, we were speaking about parents, and I said, it is absolutely important for parents to abstain from cursing their children. I want to add something to that. We should not even call our children to using
derogatory terms. Some people use, you know, animals to refer to their own children, whether it's a dog or a pig, or a donkey, etc. We should not do that because that is disobedience of Allah. And it is actually insulting Allah. When Allah created humankind, he created a shot of Al mahalo cut, the most noble of all creation of Allah and Allah bestowed upon mankind the status higher than that of animals higher than that of the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala for you and I to refer to others in that way, would be derogatory, especially if it were our own children. So therefore, brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers out there, let's not call each other and our children or
anyone else, you know the names of animals, etc. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from contaminating our tongues in May He forgive our shortcomings, whatever we may have said in the past, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, I mean, now we move on to the prayer that I was speaking about in sudo to a half where Allah says
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una Sha. Beautiful vs. Allah says we have instructed man to be kind to both his parents, because his mother has carried him with hardship and given birth to him with hardship, or in great difficulty. Wareham Lu who was assala who Fela tuna Shara and the gestation period together with the suckling was 13 months. 13 months is
amazing. You know, 13 months is something amazing, I can tell you what we learned from this. We learned from this that the minimum gestation is actually six months. So gestation is between six and nine months. There are a lot of rules and regulations that are based on this verse, but I'm not going to go into them right now because our topic is supplications from Revelation, but to mention something interesting. suckling and breastfeeding is a maximum of two years in Islam, according to the Koran that's two years 24 months. And Allah says the suckling as well as the gestation is 13 months, which means six months. So 24 and six, and Allah subhanho wa Taala describes it as you know,
this period of nine months in another place in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So we learn that the gestation is between six and nine, but the suckling is actually two years. It's very interesting. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding, the point I want to get to is the do up the supplication, Allah says, had either by law I should
have been assigned a color of B, until that man from the age where he was just born. And then when he got to his peak of 40 years, when he got to 40 years old, then he is instructed also by Allah subhanho wa Taala to make a draft for his parents to make a draft for his own guidance. Now he by now he should have understood his purpose on Earth.
We should be understanding in much earlier but I should you know when you get to that age, and this is why in another verse the Quran says, Allah says in the Quran LLM No need
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to you. So Allah says as you grow older, you're supposed to be understanding a lot more. You're supposed to be understanding your purpose on Earth, because you're thinking about where you're going. You would also be thinking about where you came from. So it should be making you closer to Allah. And then didn't the Warner come to you, the Warner, the Koran, the messengers, the gray hair, everything that would give you a signal to say that you know, you need to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, that is the age I should 40 years of age. Allah says at that age, this person or the humankind male or female should say
or be knee Anushka Rani, meta keleti anti Allah Ya Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah sala de la who was li li ve ri it in me to be a lion cow in naming, slimming Surah tilaka we should be learning this verse number 15 off by heart, and every one of us should use it to call out to Allah.
So what is the meaning of this beautiful day? The supplication it is as follows Robbie Oh 00 my rub, Oh my Lord, grant me the ability to be thankful to you for the favors You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents, and grant me the ability to do good deeds that will please you and make me good asleep Lee at this literally translates as make me good in my family, which means make my family good, so that I am good. I'm known as a person who's close to you. I'm known as a person who's achieved what you wanted us to achieve by having left offspring who will be good, who will be pious, who will be righteous. So Allah make me from among those whom, through my children also I am good.
So not just good myself but my children as well as lately. Feed reality. Make my children good. That's a dua in me to get to LA I have indeed returned to you in with repentance I have repented to you were in liminal muslimeen and I am from among those who have surrendered and submitted. Notice the term Muslim means someone who has surrendered and submitted to the will of Allah. When you surrender and submit you're truly a Muslim Subhana Allah if you haven't surrendered and submitted, you might be Muslim by religion, but you haven't actually followed what you're supposed to mean Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. I mean,
so this supplication that is so powerful that Allah subhanho wa Taala has made mention of here in Salalah cough, you may have realized that Sulaiman alayhis salam called out to Allah much earlier using the same or very similar b o z and H qurani. metric, O Allah grant me the ability to be thankful to you for the favors You have bestowed upon me, ality and under Allah, Yahweh Allah quality and that which you have bestowed upon my parents, what an atom, Allah subhanaw taala and grant me the ability to do good deeds that will please you. And in the case of Salima alayhi salam, he said, What are the hilmi Bella hermetica Salah hain and grant me and enter me through your mercy
among those worshipers of yours who are righteous SubhanAllah. But here Allah is telling us to make a dua for our offspring, especially if he would really make my children pious. I want to pause for a moment and say what I've said before, and that his brothers and sisters, even if you're not married, you can make it to alpha pious offspring. It is an all inclusive, because if Allah grants you that, then you have to get a good husband or a good wife first, and then you have to have children thereafter. And so you just made it, you know, Subhanallah it's like someone something they just come to my mind. You know, it's very strange, but if someone says,
okay, it's very petty, but let's make this. Let me just give you this example. If someone says, I wish I could have a burger from the spur in Cape Town Subhanallah and you're sitting in America, so if that was accepted, you would need to fly to Cape Town first. You would then need to be able to afford it. Everything comes so you asked for that. And whatever, if that was accepted, everything that gets to it is also done. Mashallah May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless all of us and May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us goodness. So my brothers and sisters, obviously that was just off the cuff. I thought of it right now. We always ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us pious
offspring, and we pray for our parents. In this particular do our notice how we are saying, Oh Allah, grant me the ability to be thankful to you for the favors you bestowed upon me and
My parents Subhan Allah.
So, two things are made mention of here. One is your the favours Allah gave you and the other is the favors Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, bestowed upon your parents. We're making to offer our parents in this way. And another thing is one of the favors that Allah bestowed upon you, is also your parents. Remember this. So, if you want to ask Allah, you are asking Allah, grant me the ability to be thankful for all the favors you've bestowed upon me, including my own parents, my own parents, that's a favor you bestowed upon me. Ask those who don't have parents and panel up and they will tell you may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for them and for every one of us. And this is why
it's amazing how this is very, very powerful, but in total israa Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about something different.
He speaks about how we shouldn't be unkind to our parents, he has decreed that we will be kind to our parents. Let's listen to the verse.
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Allah has declared that none shall be worshipped besides Him and that you shall be kind to your parents. He has written and declared kindness to parents.
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if one of them or both of them were to reach old age in your parents in your in your life, you need to know something, if one or both of your parents were to reach old age in your presence, you need to know something. Three things four things. The first is that the Coloma off Don't utter to them hurtful words, you know like
that is a Arabic term referring to the the sounds that we make from our mouths that express
dissatisfaction in a way that is insulting. You know, you say some people will do that perhaps in the Arabic language is the term is used. You don't say off to your parents. You don't use hurtful words that goes back to kindness. We're not talking here of obedience. We're talking of kindness. There is a big difference like I've said, but part of kindness is to obey in what is reasonable. So let Coloma off number one, what and her former, you know, don't rebuke them. Don't reply to them in an insulting way. Don't rebuke them. wakulla Houma Colin Karima The third thing when you say anything, use the best words to address them. May Allah forgive us for the shortcomings, you know,
and I'm sitting here thinking how many times I might have unknowingly or knowingly said things to my own parents without thinking that you know this might not be the best way I could have worded what I want to say. Allah says hula hula Colin karimun you need to say if you want the mercy of Allah, those parents of yours even when you disagree with them disagree with the most beautiful words and when you are saying anything to them, say it with beautiful words carry on words that are filled with honor with dignity.
And the fourth thing what fifth lahoma Jana has Lululemon aroma, lower the wing of
The shade of mercy Jenna has liminal Rama, you know, humility, humbleness, and mercy they should feel from you welcome Rob bilham, Huma Kamara, Maya Nissan de la Allahu Akbar say, oh my lord, oh, my Arab Have mercy on them because they brought me up when I was young. Oh Allah have mercy on them because they brought me up when I was little amazing.
Robbie Hama, Hama Kamara by neisseria, Allah both of them they brought me up when I was little Have mercy on them. It is important to make dua for our parents, Rob bilham, Houma, Kamara, biryani zawiera. This application is definitely from Revelation it is divine. Allah is instructing men to say,
you know, say call out to Allah say Robert Hama, Hama Kamara. biani. Sahara.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who understand these beautiful supplications towards our parents for the benefit of our parents and something unique
I can teach you today, you may know it already, but we can repeat it for the benefit of ourselves.
Even if your parents have passed away, keep making dua for their mercy for their goodness and so on for as long as they're part of the oma, that Ben that will benefit them and it is a requirement that you keep making do after them. You ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to have mercy upon your parents, you know, to have mercy upon them to forgive them, their shortcomings to give them gentlemen, that is probably the most powerful way that you can help your deceased parents. Amazing. That is one of the most powerful ways, if not the most powerful way that you can actually benefit your deceased parents. It's very easy. It's not difficult. You know, people think of very difficult
things. How can I help my father he's passed away, make dua for him. Repeat the duel keep repeating it everyday or law forgive my father, granting Jenna forgive my mother grant agenda, make it easy for in a grave and so on and resurrected with the pious any do out to do with her forgiveness and her ophira or his in terms of your parents or both of them? That would help them the most those applications are definitely amazing.
I want to move on to something else, which is the next you know, circle. We started off we spoke about the family. We spoke about parents. Now we want to speak about the rest of the oma the rest of the Muslims. So the supplication there, we will notice it in the lives of the Mahajan and unser. You know those who fled Mecca Tomoko Rama or those who had left Mecca Tomoko Rama upon the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. At the time of the hijra, they went to Medina munawwara. When they went to Madina, munawwara they were met with the answer. And those Mahajan answered they loved each other they sacrificed for each other in many, many ways. There were others who followed even with even
like us, we are from among those who followed later on. We are not Mahajan, nor are we unserved, but we are those who followed who came later on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who came immediately afterwards and even those who followed later. And this verses in Surah, two hash verse number 10.
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those who came after them, they say or they said so either you continue saying if it is now or those before you have just said it. So when Latina woman bad to him, those who came after them yaku Luna, they say, what do they say? Well, I'll make this do out on our tongues very often.
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Bana in for Rafi. Oh, Rob, forgive us. And our brethren, who have preceded us in a man, those who came before us from the oma, Oh Allah, forgive us and forgive our brothers and sisters, if one in here would include brothers and sisters, members of the oma, Allah forgive us, and forgive our brethren, those who have come before us in a man.
So we're making to our for those who came before us.
It shows that there is a concern, it shows that there is a feeling, I don't just want to be forgiven, but I want those before me to also be forgiven. Amazing, amazing. It's very deep. I think a lot of us are quite selfish, we don't even think of it. Some of us might be making this up. But we don't even know what it means. Well, the one in the loneliness of akuna v man. Now, sometimes you might have read a little book of history where there might have been a dispute between those who preceded us, whether they were from the Sahaba otavi, or those who came later on the companions are those who followed, there might have been a small dispute you even later on, there might have been
wars between the Muslims.
There might have been people who are right and wrong, we might have read things, the books of history could have been changed. They could be inaccurate, in some cases, depending on what exactly the story was and how it came to us. All of that set aside we say, ramen, avellana Valley, one in a Latina subak una de man, Oh Allah, forgive us and forgive those who preceded us with the man.
And now because I might have a slight feeling Oh, you know, there was a dispute between this person this person in 500. After hegira or 656, he went back dad actually dropped and so on.
So we have a slight feeling in our heart sometime so Allah says the continuation of the
while at alpha kulu Bina, Ellen Levine, Aman, O Allah, O Allah, do not place in our hearts the slightest negative feeling for those who have believed with us Subhana Allah Do not place in our hearts, the slightest hatred, Ill feeling malice, whatever else it may be for the rest of the believers. That's something interesting. So whatever happened between them is between them and Allah. You know, I'm living now so many years later, even if we've had a dispute with someone of the oma, we are asking Allah Oh Allah Do not let that malice come into my heart for another, another Muslim. If you look at the problems we're facing on the globe today, the Muslims among them among
themselves, there is so much of hatred that they don't want to look eye to eye enemies. They're looking for any reason to be divided. Unfortunately, surely we should be looking for any reason to be united.
While at the edge Alfie kulu Bina really lovely Lavina Amano, Oh Allah Do not place in our hearts. The slightest negative feeling for those who have believed shaytan comes to you and makes you say they haven't believed they are not believers. And this is a sickness in the way people think they are qualified to remove the rest of those who are saying that Allah and Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah from the fold of the oma Subhana Allah, we might want to discuss we might want to warn we might say there are certain deeds that may negate your faith in Allah, but to start taking people in and out of the oma as though it's a property of ours and we have the right to say, and to bring in and take
out that is very dangerous. That is what is resulting in the fighting the killing the wars, the hatred, the destruction within the oma.
Whereas we're supposed to be coming together, there will be differences, there were differences from the time of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, Allah be pleased with them. And as to we need to know how to deal with difference of opinion, respectfully, and we may want to differ we may want to strongly disagree on certain matters, but that should not result in hatred, within and among those who utter that Shahada. It is a very sacred Shahada eyeshadow, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, wa shadow, Mohammed Abu rasuluh. And I bear witness that Muhammad peace be upon him is his messenger, His Prophet, his
slave, his worshiper,
that is a Shahada, the declaration of the heat, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So this is why that do our ns. O Allah Do not place in our hearts any ill feeling towards those who have believed robina in nakara o foon, Rahim, Allah, you are the most kind, the Most Merciful, you are filled with kindness and mercy. You are the greatest all our fill our hearts with kindness and mercy to so this is a do. I call on all of us to read this throughout on a daily basis. There is no fixed number no fixed place, no specific time but it's just a supplication from the Quran. That would be very, very powerful if we were to use these words, bearing in mind their meaning to call
out to Allah. Robin avellana Wali one in a Latina bacuna Eman wa jal fee pulu Bina de la Vina Manu robina in Nakuru for Rahim are up.
Forgive us, and those of our brethren who have preceded us with a man and do not let our hearts hold within these hearts even the slightest ill feeling even the slightest ill feeling against those who have believed For indeed Oh our Lord, You are the most kind, the most forgiving. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us benefit from these beautiful divine supplications mentioned in Revelation And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every one of us until we meet again akuto Cali ha that was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.