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 Allah Ali was happy Ah man, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household, his companions. May Allah bless them all. And may Allah bless every one of us grant His goodness during these blessed days, may Allah subhanho wa Taala increase us in favor. I mean, my brothers and sisters, we saw in the previous episodes, the dua that we should be making for our parents are a bit Hama, Hama Kamara Bayani zawiera. They do add that we should be making for the rest of the Muslims and for our hearts
to be clean from any ill feeling against the rest of the oma or benefit. Elena was the one in the loveliness of akuna Eamon Vallarta Alfie kulu Bina de la Vina Armando robina in Nakuru for Rahim, what a powerful do app just to make mention quickly of the exact position of that, in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala has indeed, blessed us surah to the hash of verse number 10, suited to the hash of verse number 10, we should go to that surah we should look at it we should memorize that verse, understand its meaning and use that to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. But in this episode, I'd like to go through the dua of the angels.
Amazing. Did you know that the angels supplicate they call out to Allah for us, and who is deserving of this douar who is deserving of the supplication of the angels, that is going to be of great importance. And Allah makes mention of it. In fact, this application itself has in it some unique wording. So in Surah, Rafi in Surah, Rafi Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
verse number seven, Allah Vina yummy Luna outershell woman Hala Abu Musab beehoon Abraham the ROB be him. What do you mean una v y esto fue una de la Vina Medina know, the angels that carry the arch in a way that Allah knows best. Those who are around the arch. they declare the greatness of Allah the majesty of Allah that has been of Allah subhanho wa Taala and declare his praise or the praise of their rub.
And they believe in him and they seek forgiveness for those who have believed.
Who is seeking forgiveness for you. The angels who are around the arch Subhan Allah and levina meluna large woman Hello, those who are around the arch the angels imagine they are they believe in Allah.
They're praising Allah, they're declaring the praise of Allah and they are calling out they are making dua, they're actually seeking the forgiveness of Allah for those who believe. So Allah says yesterday, Varun le Marina Armando, they are seeking the forgiveness for those who believe. So what are they doing? They are asking Allah Oh ALLAH forgive those who believe that's what they're saying. And they keep on repeating the same do are amazing. Now Allah wants to describe for you and I to do us a beautiful favor by telling us what is that? Do? We want to give you the details? Allah says you want to know what the angels say for you? You who believe you who utter the Shahada Do you want to
know what the angels say for you? What the angels are asking for you?
You know before I even get to that, we show no concern sometimes for the rest of the oma for the rest of humanity. We showed no concern. We it's all about us we are selfish, or Allah forgive me. That's what we normally say important to our but we saw previously how to make a dua for your parents. Allah forgive my parents forgive my family members forgive the oma forgive those who came before me forgive those who had Eman prior to me forgive those all of those who have a man guide those who don't have a man towards a man. This is a concern for everyone. The angels have a concern for us, mankind. So they are making dua for those who believe what do they say Allah says they say
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your knowledge and your mercy encompasses absolutely everything. So therefore forgive those who are seeking forgiveness forgive those who have repented. So when I say Allah forgive me the angel said, Oh ALLAH forgive him. Or Allah forgive me the angel said Allah forgive him. Why he seeking forgiveness from verily larina taboo. Allah forgive those who are repenting.
But not just taboo, taboo, a taboo subject, you know, we say is still far is to seek the forgiveness of Allah and Toba is to return to Allah by changing your ways and habits. So many people engage in the state of art, but they don't engage in Toba. They say Oh ALLAH forgive me, but you know, they haven't changed their whole life. They haven't come back to Allah returned in a proper way. So Toba is far more important. So the angels are saying, Oh ALLAH forgive those who have engaged in Toba, those who have changed their life forgive them. Those who are asking for forgiveness forgive them. And those who have followed your path, forgive them. Whatever. Oh, Sabina,
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Why would these angels be making dua for savior from the punishment of Hellfire
for others, because they know how dangerous how painful how hot, how harmful, how bad the fire of jahannam or Hellfire is. So they're saying Oh Allah, forgive those who have repented and follow your path and save them from the punishment of hellfire.
This is an amazing supplication by the angels. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says it doesn't stop there. These angels they don't get tired to call out to Allah. You know, if we were to call out to Allah we would probably say Allah grant me this grant me that give me and after a while we would probably you know slow down. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease the angels are making do are not for themselves but for you and I and Allah subhanho wa Taala says they say
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grant them the paradise grant them entry into the paradise that you promised them Subhana Allah Look at how beautiful this application is from this revelation of Allah. Allah is telling you the angels are saying Oh ALLAH forgive these people, or save them from Hellfire, not just save them from hellfire. If you were saved from Hellfire, where would you go? He would go into heaven. It's a given isn't it? But it's it wasn't enough for them to say Oh Allah save them from Hellfire they are saying Oh Allah save them from Hellfire And grant them entry into the paradise that you promised them Subhan Allah subhana wa otherkin home Jen Nadia Danny Latina de home
Allah grant them entry into that paradise that you have promised Subhana Allah
but it's not good enough to be in paradise all alone Imagine you are you go out on the most beautiful holiday lovely holiday lovely place. And you they are all alone. There's no one besides you. Would you like it? Well, some might say yes, I want to be all alone. But the majority of us we wouldn't we would want our family members with us. We would want our children with us. We would want others with us those who were close to us, our loved ones with us, wouldn't we? So the angels when they said Oh ALLAH and when they keep saying even to this day, this is continuous they keep on making this drop. Oh Allah, I'd kill him jannetty adenine allottee waka home woman Sala harming him.
Woman Salah humming about him was watching him What do we see him? And Oh Allah, not just them alone. But let that Jen be granted to the good from among their parents, their spouses and their children. Those who qualify Allah let them all get agenda tool for those grants, unite them. So if I'm in Jenna, and say my spouse's agenda, my children and Jenna,
what would happen? It would be best if we could be together somewhere. I know there are some spouses who might say I don't want to be with my spouse. But obviously we're not going to get to that because when you go to general for those, you're going to be having the most beautiful of spouses. They will your spouse in the dunya but they're going to be
upon the highest level.
The most complete level of everything whether it's beauty, you know, understanding goodness kindness everything to the highest level possible so you won't be let down you won't be let down. Let's not discuss that let's go to the doula here. So the angels are saying Oh Allah grant an entry into Jenna And granted, you know, grant them entry into agenda together with the good from amongst their parents, from among their children from amongst their spouses, Mashallah. I would love to be reunited with my family, I would love it Mashallah imagine going to gender and Allah says, Here's all your family, Allahu Akbar, Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us Jenna. And may Allah
subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are united with our family members. There is one beautiful word here that would bring our attention or draw our attention to something interesting woman Salah ha,
those who qualify those who are good enough to enter Jannah
which means if you want to be united with your family members, you need to work with them, you need to work on them. You need to beautifully address the matter. You need to work towards gender, and you need to tell them also to work towards gender. It's very important for us to work towards gender, welfare, those not just on our own, but even with those whom we love so that we can enter gender. May Allah make it easy for every one of us.
Whether Lika, who will foes will be the end of that supplication was alika who will allow him and indeed that is that the great, the great victory.
What is the great victory when you are forgiven by Allah, when you are saved from the fire, when you are granted entry into paradise and united with your loved ones. Now that is the great victory. That's where Allah says amazingly, whether Lika Hua and for those who love Him, and indeed that is what you call a lfos. true success. That is the great success. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success. So I spent a moment showing you that the angels are calling out to Allah, the angels are asking for goodness for you and I, those who believe.
And yet we sometimes don't even ask ourselves, we don't even ask for ourselves. We spent days and we haven't called out to Allah for our needs. And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala creates needs within us so that we can turn to him sometimes. Let's call out to Allah every day, brothers and sisters, you know, speaking about supplications from Revelation.
The idea is to instill in our hearts the love for supplication and do our we need to learn these prayers, we need to learn how to call out to Allah use these beautiful words to call out to Allah, and we will definitely find great comfort and goodness in this. It's amazing how you know I've looked at a lot of the hours of the origin, I'm still going to go into it. But in the next few episodes I'd like to go into something unique and that is the dua of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him because he was the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And at the same time, he was loved by Allah the Most he is loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala,
the most the highest of all, he used to call out to Allah using such words that we would wonder he did not really need all these things. Why did he use these words? Because if we were to follow his example, we would actually be using words that he used for needs that we have Allah Akbar, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him his concern was always the mother, mother oma, even on the day of judgment when everyone else will be saying nipsey nipsey. Everyone will be worried about himself including the other prophets, they will all be worried about themselves, and where they will fit in. On that day. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him will be the only one who is going to say Mati
Mati. Oh, Allah I'm concerned about my own. I'm concerned about my followers, I'm concerned about my people. Subhan Allah. From the beginning, his concern was everyone else. He never gave preference to himself. He never filled his own pocket with wealth, etc. But he had the greatest the most in terms of what Allah has bestowed upon him.
So he called out to Allah using beautiful words, and I want to go through some of these I'm going to start off with an amazing dude. That is made mention of in the hadith of Abdullah Abdullah Machado they allow and remember we're talking of supplications from Revelation I explained to you revelation is divided into two, one is the Quran and two is the sooner what we would call the Hadeeth. Because we are taking out the words of supplication from the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. These are words that he uttered, he said them and as we we will go through them.
Every time I will keep reminding yourselves and myself about how he did not need it, we need it.
So I'm delighted to my shoulder the Allahu anhu says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say very often Allahumma inni as a local Buddha, what to call alpha? Well, Reena this hadith is narrated in Sahih Muslim Allahumma in local Huda Allahumma in me as a local Buddha what to call well, alfalfa well, Rena, Oh Allah, I seek from you guidance. He was the most guided he was rightly guided guiding everyone else is saying, Oh Allah, I'm seeking guidance from you. It goes to show his concern is to teach us Abdullah Machado de la who was one of those who heard these words, he narrated them to us. So we are using those words to seek guidance from Allah.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was a beautiful example for all of us. If you follow Him, you won't have to do anything more. If you say what he said in terms of supplication, you will cover your whole life and I will prove it to you in the next few episodes. You will see it amazing. Look, Oh Allah, I seek guidance from you. I'm asking you for guidance. I'm asking you for tacos. Taco is what piety God consciousness. He was the most pious, the most God conscious sallallahu alayhi wasallam, perfect floor less Subhana Allah and he's saying Oh Allah, I asked you for guidance. I asked you for God consciousness. Look at the humbleness. Look at the humility. Look at the humility. He says well
alpha alpha. You know alpha is savior protection from sin from immorality from sin from vice, or Allah grant me protection from sin Subhan Allah.
We would say chastity, it's included in this alpha alpha. It's protection from committing anything that would displease Allah subhanho wa Taala All I'm asking you, you know purity and if if make me pure, so all these terms are included in this lovely word or term alpha. If when alpha will Rena and I asked you independence make me independent. Rena also means wealth, sustenance. So we were asking Allah for sustenance for wealth, such that we are not dependent on anyone besides Allah. These are the four things mentioned in this hadith we need every one of them desperately after every Salah at any time you get no fixed time no fixed number no fixed place you repeat the words Allah home in me
as a local Huda what took a while alfalfa well Rena, Oh Allah, I seek from you guidance, God consciousness and piety, purity, chastity, savior from sin, as well as independence.
And you see what a law does for you. And let's mean it. Let's understand it. Let's say these words very, very often. And we will come to realize the greatness of this beautiful beautiful Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala. What beautiful words what divine inspiration, what revelation from Allah, 1 million people Anil Hauer in who were in law when you have the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did not utter utterances from his whims and fancies. Rather, every utterance was revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala that was revealed.
That's a beautiful day. Now I want to move on to another lovely do that we also need to memorize from among the duels of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of the hearts and Allah subhanho wa Taala turns the hearts from left to right from guidance to this way that way, you know, Miss guidance, guidance, all of that is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to ask Allah for guidance always just like we heard in the previous Hadith Allahumma inni as a local Buddha All I'm asking you for guidance Subhan Allah so
in this particular job, which is a lovely mentioned by eyeshadow, the Allahu Allah that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say very often can you kill you kill means he used to say it's so much abundantly. He used to say this often when he was calling out to Allah. yarmulke Li belko lube sub bit kalbi Allah denecke yamaoka libelle kulu a bit calbee Allah de Nick.
Oh you This is the name of Allah. It's the quality of Allah subhanho wa Taala mckinleyville kulu
Oh, you owner of the turning of the hearts. Oh, you who turns the hearts Oh, you
Who has the control over the hearts and it's turning or they're turning mckinleyville kulu kulu the hearts and and kalaba would mean to turn. So all you who turns the hearts bit kalbi, allergenic strengthened strengthen my heart, upon your deen make my heart firm upon your deen upon your way your path your religion that you have chosen for us monotheism worshiping you alone, strengthen my heart on that.
Now, the most strong was Muhammad Salallahu salam, he was sent to us. He was sent to us to guide us, he's making this dua because all of us need it more than anyone else. yamaka libelle kulu Sabbath calbee Allah de Nick yarmulke libelle kulu Sabbath Kelby Allah denecke Oh you who turns the hearts oh you Who is the owner of the hearts and it's turning or they're turning? strengthen my heart upon the deen make my heart firm sebat a bit to make my heart firm upon your deen you and I know that the rules the regulations, there is the dean many times shaytan comes to us and he tries to make us dilly dally, he tries to make us forget become weak become lazy, he tries to make a sin he tries to
make us abstain from the commands that we have to fulfill. And it becomes challenging the environment our friends, our workplaces, our countries, our systems and so on. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam here is teaching us something beautiful. keep on asking Allah for strength.
But together with asking Allah do something about it. There's no point like the previous versus the previous da that we actually learned. We asking for guidance. We asked him for God consciousness, we asked him for protection and purity and chastity, etc. And we asked him for independence and wealth. But we're not working towards it. We're not trying. That is an insult to Allah, Allah gives you the capacity. He gives you the ability, He grants you everything, and he wants you to be able to use the faculties. He's given you the ability, the strength he's given you to achieve what you believe is best for you. So now that you're asking Allah for these things, it shows that you're hopefully
believing that this is what you want. So work towards it, work towards the guidance, work towards at quitting sin, work towards protecting yourself from that which will displease Allah, and in this particular case, case, work towards strengthening your heart and Allah will do that for you. So the point I'm raising is, don't just make dua. Some people think, Oh, I want to achieve this. Is there any way I can read?
The answer might be Yes, you can. There are so many drugs you can read, but not just reading, reading alone is not really going to help you if you haven't used what Allah has given you to solve the problem as well together with it. Ultimately, it's Allah, Allah has power. But Allah gives you the power as well. It's the power of Allah, He gave you the ability to a certain extent.
You want to go for example, to the university, you don't just repeat 1000 times Oh Allah Take me to the university. You need to make the dua Yes, but work towards it, speak to this one, raise some money, raise your school fees, perhaps apply. You will have to go etc. and do so many things. And Allah will give you the ability, the acceptance, without that you're not going to achieve anything, my beloved brothers and sisters. So this is an important lesson that we learned from today's episode, that we must make an effort to achieve what we want as much as we're calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala like when you seek the forgiveness of Allah, strengthen yourself to stay away from
that sin. You don't just say Oh Allah keep me away from the sin and then you jump straight into it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us or goodness, my brothers and sisters inshallah we will be going through more of these lovely supplications of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the next episode, and I'm looking forward to going through the beautiful wordings that is our master May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness until we meet again, a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.