Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy Ah man, we start off in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala Mohammed ibn Abdullah, may Allah peace and blessings be upon him, his household, his companions, and every one of us, may Allah grant us every form of goodness, my brothers and sisters, the supplications that are taught to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are fortunate that the companions have actually
memorized them, they used to call out to Allah using them, they related them to the next generations in a way that it has got to us. Here is a hadith I'm going to start with today of sad, because of the love and he says, Seek the protection through words that the Prophet peace be upon him used to use to seek protection with so what are these words? Allahumma Oh, Allah, oh, my Arab and this is a beautiful words you know, Allahumma is an Arabic term that shows humility. It shows that you are desperately in need of your maker. You're calling out to your maker. Oh, you who made me Allahumma Oh my Allah. Oh, my rub. This is what we're seeing. In me all the backup minute Gibney, I seek your
protection from an juban jubin is covered ice. So if a person has this quality in them and even if we don't have that quality, or we think we don't have the quality, but this was made by the one who definitely did not have this quality. The Prophet peace be upon him was never ever a coward Aston Villa.
But he used to say oh la Aloma in Miata became in a jubin Oh Allah protect me from cowardice. And here we are to be asking the same from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he continues to say what are all the became in a book and Oh Allah protect me from miserliness. From being stingy. Protect me from miserliness. You know, this is something really really
important it's it touches the heart. Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not need to call out to Allah with these two hours. He definitely did not need to ask Allah for protection from being a coward for protection from being miserly. He was the most generous person so generous that the Hadith says kind of a jewel doneness. He was the most generous of all the people were kind of ajua demeyere kunafa Ramadan, he nyoka who gibreel for you, Daddy. So hold on. Another narration says ajua de manera de hain masala. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the most generous in the month of Ramadan. He just used to give he used to give and the one narration says he was more generous than
the wind when it blew. When the wind blew, you know how generous The wind is. It reaches everyone. I mean, if there are a million people standing in the wind blows, who feels it? Every single one of them feels the wind, they feel that Oh wow, the wind is blowing. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was more generous than the wind when it blew, which means every single person benefited from the generosity of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam miracle, the best of creation, the most noble of all prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the highest in rank, without a doubt. And if you look at his life, he really gave everyone whatever they needed whatever he had, whenever he could, so much
so that when people came to beg or to ask,
if he didn't have anything, he would make him sit and wait for something to come, then he would give them but he wouldn't just chase them away. No. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he, the one who's the most generous is saying Oh Allah, protect me from being miserly. Subhana Allah amazing. And this brings to, to light a very important aspect and that is, when you have a good quality, it does not mean that you should not seek the protection of Allah from the opposite of it. So what that means is, if I'm a good man, I must still say Oh Allah protect me from being evil. Because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was the best and he still saying Allah protect me from this
evil and that evil when he didn't even have those qualities. So in order to save ourselves from harm that might just
come in at some point, we should be supplicating with the beautiful supplication of protection from the evil that we don't have right now. But it may just come in May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all evil. I mean, so he says Allahumma inni to be communal Gibney, you know, Saudi Arabia Rockcastle the Allahu anhu, saying he heard the Prophet sallallahu Sallam using these words to call out to Allah. He was asking Allah to grant him the following. So he heard the Prophet Imagine if you heard the Prophet peace be upon him using these words. Wow, these are powerful words. Oh Allah, I seek your protection from being a coward to Stanford Law from cowardice.
And I seek your protection from being miserly
to becoming an aura de Isla de la more. What do beaker mean? an aura that Isla our Valley Lomo and I seek your protection from being
from being returned to that old helpless age. Why the Why is the word returned used, because the Quran says man is created in three categories when man was created, he passes through three categories. Number one,
the first category is when man was created, he was in weakness, the second category he was in strength. And the third category, he goes back to weakness and gray hair. Allahu Allah, the halaqa come
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Nova Scotia, Allah has created you, you were in a position of weakness, then you went to a position of strength. And then you move back to a position of weakness and gray hair, which is even worse than the first weakness. Because when you're young, you're growing out of it. When you're a baby, you're growing out of the helplessness and the weakness. And then you get to a point where you're strong and quite independent. And then you get to an age where you become dependent on others and it gets worse. It's just not getting better, because now you're going to your grave. So this is so powerful it is speaking about, Oh Allah protect me from returning to that age of weakness out of old
age where I'm dependent on others Subhana Allah, in other words, take me away before that Subhana Allah, that's an amazing job.
So he says, what are all the becoming an aura Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, I seek your protection from being returned to the weak, old age, what are all the becoming fitternity do me dunia will cover. And I seek your protection from the trials and tribulations of this worldly life and from the punishment of the grave.
This Hadith just shows you that there will be trials and tribulations in life, you will have to rise to the occasion the help of Allah but you must keep asking Allah O Allah, don't test me with the trials and tribulations of life. I seek your protection from these trials and tribulations I seek your protection from these trials and tribulations keep repeating it every day, every other day, every so often, at least in the month of Ramadan. And in other times at other times where when we think of it and start thinking of it more often, Oh Allah protect me. You know, we hear of so much trials, so many trials and tribulations across the globe. And sometimes we think it's not going to
come to us, I promise you, I have been to places where people are tested and they say we've never believed or imagined that this would happen to us. SubhanAllah. So in the same way, we don't imagine that certain things might happen to us. keep on asking Allah for protection and work towards the goodness May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. And another aspect is the confirmation that there will be punishment in the grave confirmation of it. Why? If the Prophet peace be upon him is asking Allah to protect him from the punishment of the grave. It means it is something that exists, it means it is something that is real, and we need to seek a last protection from it as
well. May Allah protect us from the punishment of the grave. I mean,
so I want to repeat this. Again, upside if not be what counsel of the Allahu anhu he says that he is instructing the people he says seek protection, using words that the Prophet peace be upon him used to use to seek protection Allahumma inni to be criminal Gibney, to be criminal bookly will be coming N word Illa Allah Valley la more will be coming fitternity dunya denier what other Bill carbery Oh Allah, I seek your protection from cowardice and I seek your protection from being
miserly and I seek your protection from being returned to old helpless age to the old age where I'm helpless and weak. And I seek your protection from the trials and tribulations of this world and from the punishment of the grave Subhan Allah that is a beautiful Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And you know, if you look at the origin, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to us about being miserly that your miserliness will not get you anywhere. In fact, in Surah, Allah Imran Allah says, Oh Allah Subhan Allah deniable con una Bhima Houma LA,
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Don't those people who are miserly regarding what Allah has blessed them with and they are not spending, they should not think that that is good for them. In fact, it is worse for them.
I'll give you an example.
If Allah has blessed you with wealth, and you haven't used it, you're going to die people are going to fight over it as you die. Right? If Allah has blessed you with wealth and there is a good cause there is a Masjid, the madrasa orphans, charity people in need things in need, good cause, if you are not going to spend, guess what that cause is going to be spent upon by someone else. It's not going to stop, it's going to continue. You were just deleted from the list. That's all you were removed by Allah because of the quality of miserliness. You wanted to cling, cling to what to more than what you can ever use in your life. So Allah says, We kick you out, that's it, you're gone.
Subhana Allah. So when there is a good cause, make sure you are there. Make sure you spend if you don't spend, you will be replaced. There are so many examples that springs to my mind as I'm talking of this because so many good causes. You have a wealthy person it he really could have just, you know, said okay, and he could have donated even if it was a small amount, but no, no, I don't want it's not you, my brother. It is Allah who is rejecting you. It could be the case. You rather spend if you have to. Sometimes there is a small misunderstanding. People want their name. People want their fame, people want to be exposed. I'm the one who gave I'm the one who did. It's because of me
I did. It's because of Allah.
It's because of Allah that you got in the first place. If Allah once he can take it away from you, and guess what, when you die, he is going to take it away from you because it's going to go to someone else. That's why the Quran says let those who do not spend not think that that is good for them. It is not good for them. In fact, it is bad for them. Subhan Allah, Allah will definitely cover the need with someone else. There'll be a different person who's going to come and who's going to spend in that particular path.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning us about miserliness and he is telling us that when you spend you will definitely get Yebin Adam, you know, Oh son of Adam unfaithfully abna Adama unifocal Lake, Oh son of Adam, spend and it shall be spent on you. You use you spend and you will receive from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, if you were to spend, then others will spend on you something else who are the others? Well, we start off with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Give and you shall be given basically, that's what the meaning is, and Adama unifocal Lake spend or son of Adam and you shall be given more Subhana Allah, I hope this is encouragement enough to say we should give.
Then we have another Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam regarding giving. And it is connected to something amazing again, you know when we give, we receive a great reward we receive blessings we receive so much from Allah subhanho wa Taala. When we give to a good cause, it is because Allah has accepted the wealth. Sometimes if our wealth is contaminated or dirty, no matter how good the cause is, we won't understand and we will only want to spend where there is sin, where there is harm, where there is nothing beneficial, where there is division, where there is destructiveness, etc. But if we are pious people we will spend and we will give the best wealth that can be given is that
wealth that is given when you're fearing depletion, but you have conviction in Allah. So say I have $200 200 pounds or rands, whatever you want to call it. And I'm fearing that perhaps I might lose out, but I still want to give this 20 rounds. I want to give it away, he's a billionaire. And I'm giving, fearing that, you know, my money is becoming less but I've got conviction in a law that if I give I'm going to get more and I give it without making a scene, you know, sometimes we give in you say right, I'm gonna get more so we tell
The whole world you know I've given and I'm expecting a lot to give me more in that case you may not get it because you're bragging, you're talking. Yeah, are you levena Amanullah to bottino sada party?
Are you who believe do not destroy your charities by bragging about them talking about them and by harming people as a result. You know what harming people is you gave to a cause. Now you feel an entitlement, you know, I'm entitled, all this is part of miserliness. This is bull. This is actually miserliness. We're being miserly. Give and forget about it. It's between you and Allah. ask Allah to accept it quietly. You have hope, conviction in Allah, he's going to give you more and keep making the dua and to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
To ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to protect us from the punishment of the grave is something very, very important. You know, when we live our lives, we need to understand that there's certain things we would be able to do that would help us in our graves. Number one, you worship Allah alone.
Number two, you fulfill your Salah for the sake of Allah, that Salah will come to protect you in your grave. It's a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Number three your charities, your charities and you've given it for the sake of Allah you didn't want to clock mileage in the world, you will clock mileage in the grave. That charity that you gave will come to protect you from the punishment of the grave to make your stay in the grave comfortable your Salah will come to make your stay in the grave comfortable your Zakah will come your charities will come to make your stay in the grave comfortable when we have a house a home and now it's becoming quite hot in a lot of countries
this global warming and all that is taking over and people want air conditioning units Mashallah it's important. We put up an air conditioning unit we feel so good so cool. We sit back and be like, ah, Mashallah. It's cool in here, right? Surely it costed money. There was an effort required to get that done. It's technology we were excited but we made an effort and we made sure it was done. What about the air conditioning units in our graves, when it's going to be hot when is going to be difficult? If you want that you need to be charitable. You need to fulfill your Salah and you need to worship none other than Allah subhanho wa Taala Okay, I would like to move on to another Hadith
hadith of Anna's been Malika Viola one. So look at this, we spoke about eyeshadow, della Han has Hadith, Abu Salah Sharia law and this hadith. We spoke of Saudi Arabia Casa de la Juan's Hadith. We spoke about Abu huraira, viola Saudi. Now we're speaking about NSB Malika Viola Hanna's Hadith. These are all supplications of the Prophet peace be upon him, look at the different companions narrating them to us how fortunate are we? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy. He says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say
he used to say now the words are similar to one of the previous narrations. But there are some things inside that are different and that's why we must repeat these are hardy brothers and sisters learn them. I promise you use these words to call out to Allah. And if you don't memorize these words, or you haven't at least say it in English, in any language or law protect me from stinginess, miserliness, jealousy, cowardice, whatever else it is Allah protect me from all these evil qualities, or Allah protect me from old age protect me from being made reliant on someone else, you know, and so on. So Anna's been Malika Viola Hannah says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say
Allah Houma in order to become in a large z, z as his inability in ability disability, so Oh Allah protect me. Oh Allah I seek your protection from disability or inability
or become unable to do something.
When Casali and I seek your protection from laziness subpanel I think we all need that to add today. A lot of money out to becoming a Christian Oh Allah I seek your protection from laziness. Make that to our early morning when you're supposed to be up and you're not getting up say Allah Almighty me out to becoming a castle and throw your blanket onto one side and get up. So panela you will see how they do I will be responded to immediately the problem with us we have a blanket alarm anyhow the becoming castle law many how to become a castle or law protecting from laziness particularly from laziness or lie seek protection from laziness, but you're doing nothing about it. Move. Come on,
move Subhan Allah. The only time you will be able to benefit is when you're serious about the law. Imagine using Allah grant me 1 million and there's 1 million dangling a few meters away and you're not ready to get to that Come on. Come on, man. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding so Allahumma inni Allah to becoming an IC O Allah, I seek your protection from inability or
Disability well castley and I seek your protection from laziness will do me Here comes that cowardice once again from being a coward I seek your protection make me brave make me a person who is brave or Allah subhanho wa Taala. Well haram haram again refers to old age that we spoke about. It was worded differently in the previous narration
mean an aura that Isla de la Mora that was the previous narration this one here says to be communal Haram. haram actually means old age.
Now don't say haram because if you say haram it becomes the sanctuary you're in Mecca and Medina the cold hell. So to become in a harem Allahumma inni out to becoming a harami Oh Allah I seek your protection from old age. So this is interesting it's not easy we're not saying all I take me away, but keep me healthy for as long as I'm alive. You know, I've seen people Mashallah 90 something and they walk better than you and I when Allah and hamdulillah min, may Allah make us from among those whom as we age, we are also healthy, but take care of your health, don't over eat, don't eat unhealthy make sure you exercise make sure you are, you know, you're not from among those who's
lazy, basically. Because people say Oh Allah, you know, Grant me good health, but you're you don't control your food you're eating, you're not bothered about your exercise, or how much how many calories you've burned, you're not bothered about anything, and you just think that was gonna suddenly make you slim. If that was the case, we would have all made those doors and we would all have been in proper shape. But there is a lot of effort required, you know, what amazes me?
The amount of effort that people make just to keep fit and slim, they go to the gym, they will swim, they will ride kilometers on and they will make an effort they will toil they will actually sweat in order to just look okay, and that body is going to go into the grave and be decomposed into the soil. I'm not saying it's bad to look okay, but the point I want to raise is what about thereafter?
It's not as much sweat Do you know the amount of effort people make, to keep fit and to look fit is far more than what Allah has asked you to do to have the whole of the hereafter for you. Have you ever thought of that? Well, if you think about it, in the gym, I've seen people spend an hour a day every day all your Salah put together will not take up that hour and you don't have to sweat for it. You just have to go for Salah enjoyed our karma. And I'm so happy and excited. And the last is your agenda. That's your agenda. So Hanna, we are ready to do that. Then you have people who are sportspersons, they will spend so many hours on the golf course so many hours, you know, practicing
football riding smoking, sorry, not smoking, but actually snorkeling whatever else they may be doing some hannula I don't know how that smoking came out. But anyway, you know, maybe it's the first of the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us is every time I see people fasting, and as soon as the fast ends. A lot of the smokers actually open their fast with a cigarette You know, there might be a little date, but then they have a cigarette and they're puffing and outside the masjid. You see all these people puffing and I'm like, come on, what did you gain from this? I think this month. I'm going to end this particular episode we will continue tomorrow inshallah with a
piece of advice. I want to end with this piece of advice. Let us become strong and cut our bad habits. Come on. If you're a smoker, give it up. If you're a smoker, here's your chance. Quit it for the sake of Allah no one else and I promise you you will not regret May Allah bless you crunchy goodness and strengthen you and all of us. Aku Kohli hava was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. sallallahu wasallam. Allah Bina Mohammed