Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
Depression and anxiety are becoming very common in our times. In this episode of the Supplication Series, Mufti Ismail Menk discusses some important du’as that could be very beneficial in our daily lives. In these du’a we ask Allah to protect us from old age, miserliness, helplessness, anxiety and sadness among many other things that are effecting so many Muslims of our times.
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Salam alaykum. warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam O Allah Abdullah, he was truly Muhammad. Allah Allah He was happy ah main, 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, bless every one of us grant goodness to the entire oma, may Allah make us resolve our matters or disputes May Allah subhanho wa Taala bring the oma together and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that togetherness in the most unique way. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala cleanse our hearts for us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who make an effort to
clean our hearts and may He favor us in this beautiful season. My brothers, my sisters, the supplications we make to Allah subhanho wa Taala that do our that we make to Allah subhanho wa Taala we must be serious about the dua. There is no point in calling out to Allah to give you something and you're not making an effort. You need to make an effort as well to try and achieve what you're asking for. So when you ask for goodness you try and do goodness when you ask for protection from evil you try your best to abstain from evil. You don't just walk towards sin and say Oh Allah protect me from sin, but you're working towards it. So we were continuing from the previous episode
we mentioned the hadith of underspin Malika Viola one. I did not yet complete that Hadith, but I'm quickly recapping it. He says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say Allahumma inni to becoming an adze when Casserly well Jubilee well haram to become in other Bill cabri what are all the becoming fitternity mahiya? Well, mammoth,
Oh Allah, I seek your protection from inability or disability I seek your protection from laziness. I seek your protection from cowardice. I seek your protection from old age, I seek your protection from the punishment of the grave, and I seek your protection, Oh Allah, from the trials and tribulations of life and death. And the Hadith ends there. It is definitely a bit of Anna's been Malik, who was this has been Malik Ravi Allah and he was a hard him. He was a servant of the Prophet peace be upon him. And he served the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for 10 whole years. And the point that comes to my mind when I think of this beautiful individual, as he was a young boy, he grew up
he was one of the last to die or to pass away from the Sahaba the Allahu anhu mean he lived for a long, long time, Mashallah. And has been Moloch of Allah and
he says, I served the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for 10 whole years.
Not once did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, a bad word to me? Not once. Did he say
to me? Not once did he say why did you do this? Not once. I served him for 10 years. And he actually spoke to me with utmost respect. He helped me do what was my task, what I was tasked to do, he helped me do it. He did not get angry with me. He did not get upset. I remember telling some brothers, and even some sisters, my brothers, my sisters, how many of us would those who work for us with the helping hands at home and anywhere else? We get upset and angry every day? We swear and shout we treat them in such a belittling fashion, that it is embarrassing to call ourselves followers of this great example, who the servant himself is saying never did he do that. Never did
he say a bad word. He always helped me. He respected me. He was smiling. He didn't even say off to me. And I served him for 10 whole years with us. Every 10 minutes. There's a bad word that comes out. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. We still call ourselves followers of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Isn't that embarrassing?
So my brothers and sisters, and has been Malika Viola Han who says that the prophets Allah wa sallam used to respect me big time Subhana Allah, may Allah make us from from among those who are inspired to respect those whom we work with, who work with us, for us, and Subhanallah all those whom we work for as well. That having been said, these young people told me Well, that was the Prophet peace be upon him. I'm not a prophet, stuff at all. Come on. That's a very bad way of looking at things. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sent to us in order for us to try and follow his example. Why my own son Middle School in Illinois, Utah, I believe
we have never seen
messenger except that he should be followed except in order that he should be followed by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So follow that example. And then they say, well, the people working for us will not, and has been Malik and who maybe has been Malik was working for us or their love, and then maybe we would have been the same he must have been such a good worker. Those are cheap excuses. Don't say that. We are not the prophets of Solomon, the people working with us for us whatever they are not NSB Malik of your love and but the example fits. We need to be more careful about how we speak you want the mercy of Allah have mercy on others. If you want your answer The
answer of your dua and your supplication Have mercy on people. But imagine you are calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you've just harmed all those around you What do you expect to come in your direction, nothing besides harm. So the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
he is seeking the protection
of Allah from helplessness, from laziness, from being a coward, stuck to the law, which he wouldn't ever have been from
old age, and he is seeking protection from the punishment of the grave the punishment of the grave May Allah protect us, and He is seeking protection from the trials and tribulations of life and death. This means in life we will all have trials, tribulations, we seek Allah's protection from the trials and tribulations that would drown us that which we would not be able to go through. In one of the episodes I remember reading the verses of Surah Al Baqarah, near the end, where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about the robina
voila, to Hamilton malata catalana de O Allah do not burden upon us that which we won't be able to show the Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us. Again, this is a beautiful powerful narration of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. It's important that we learn it, we put it into practice, we repeat it, we say it. And like I've said before, if you don't know the Arabic at least say it in any other language while you are busy learning the Arabic, the Arabic is powerful, it's the exact wording of the Prophet peace be upon him, it would be an honor to say the same words, and it is definitely more virtuous. But if you don't know the same words, then at least
start saying it in any language that you know or law protect me from laziness protect me from whatever else miserliness and so on.
Then, there is another hadith of a totally different Sahabi look at how many Sahaba have narrated these a hadith I made mention of Abu huraira Viola and I Chateau de la Anna, and has been Malika Viola and Sadiq Nabu, Casa de la and so many of these narrations
Sadiq Nabu, Casa de la. Yes. Here they didn't the outcome. Zaid, even the outcome of the Allah one.
that the prophets Allah in fact, he says La kulula illa kumbhakarna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Maya Cole say they are camara de Allahu anhu is saying I am not going to tell you except that which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say, what did he used to say? He used to say Allahumma inni out to becoming an adze Well, castle, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from helplessness and laziness. We call it in ability disability, we can also call it helplessness. It's the same thing as when you're helpless. Oh Allah I seek your protection from helplessness and laziness Will you be well and from cowardice and from miserliness will harami and from old age so all of these are
already mentioned in the previous Hadith, while other Bill cabri and from the punishment of the grave. Now, there is an addition that is not in the previous narration. What is it?
Allah hum NFC kuwahara Oh Allah, grant my soul, it's piety. Subhana Allah, Oh Allah grant my soul the piety Allah hum NFC de kuwahara Allah hum NFC kuwahara O Allah, give my soul, the piety, the taqwa the God consciousness, the consciousness of you, Oh Allah. You know we learn from the Quran that Allah is the controller of the knifes analyze the control of the taco as well as the giver of the taco. So we're asking Allah who's the owner of the nuts to actually give it the taqwa.
So, Oh Allah, it NFC taqwa was the key Ha. Hey Romans. Until Willie you have a mole Ah ha. Oh Allah. Grant my neffs it's piety. Grant my soul it's piety and cleanse it for indeed. You are the
Best of those who cleanse, cleanse it, purify it purify my soul, for you are indeed the best of those who purify. And when you have one Mola you are its guardian and protector, you are the protector of my soul, and you are the guardian of my soul. Subhana Allah
Subhana Allah, I want to repeat that Allah whom TNF Sita kuwahara was a key her and the human zecca until you have a woman will Ah ha, amazing Do we need to memorize it and ask Allah subhanahu wa Jalla to purify our soul to grant us the piety deep within our souls and hearts. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us
and he continues, they demean the outcome of the law and continues Allahumma he says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say Allahumma inni, to be coming in million far. Now, we spoke about knowledge. Here, the prophet SAW Selim is saying, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from knowledge. That is a waste of time, that is not beneficial at all. You know, people sometimes know so many things, but it's irrelevant. It's got nothing to do with anything. It's not going to help you at all, you know, the fine details of so much. You'd rather have used that capacity to memorize something or to learn something that was absolutely beneficial. You know, I've set with some young
people as they grew up, they know the finer details of every single thing. Sometimes that is not beneficial. And when you ask them about real life matters, the Akira the dunya, Allah Rasool salam, as well as the Sahaba of the llama, and they don't even know they don't even have a clue and they're not even interested sometimes. May Allah create that interest for us in our hearts, may Allah make us from those who look forward to the opportunity to increase our knowledge, good knowledge, that which will benefit us I mean, so this is a gap, seeking protection from knowledge that is not beneficial.
Allahumma in order to become an element lionpaw Oh Allah, I seek your protection from knowledge, that is not beneficial.
Women can be nyesha powerful, powerful, or ally seek your protection from a heart that does not fear you.
A heart that is not content Subhanallah a heart that does not feel you a heart that is not conscious of you. A heart that is not filled with humility, that goes
all the becoming Calvin lakeisha I seek your protection from having a heart that is not filled with humility. I want to be humble. My heart needs to be content, it needs to be protected. It needs to be filled with for sure. You know, this humbleness, this calmness, this beauty when I worship you I I love it. You know when we say Allahu Akbar and we start Salah, sometimes the heart is not even there. Sometimes the heart is not even there. So we sing Allahumma inni Ode to becoming talbin nyesha when we never seen Latisha and I seek protection from enough's from a soul or a self from being someone who's never filled, never quenched.
Never quenched Allahumma inni to becoming Neff sin Latisha. I seek protection, Oh Allah in you from having a soul that is never filled or content Subhana Allah, look at these two hours. It actually is amazing that the Prophet peace be upon him who already was the best. He had a heart that was the best he had, who sure he had. He's he was always content, he was the greatest and so on. He's making this dua and they didn't come Ravi Allahu anhu is telling us I'm going to tell you what I heard the Prophet say he I heard him say this. So Allah Subhana Allah, so
then the last part of the dua woman that was in law used to Jabu Allah Oh Allah, I seek your protection from making a prayer to that's not going to be answered.
I seek protection in you from making a prayer to you that's not going to be answered. Subhana Allah amazing. This Hadith is narrated by Mr. Muslim.
If we go through the this Hadith, and I'd like to just read it again for the benefit of every one of us. Allahumma inni to becoming an adze will caisson Will you be well horam Bill cabri Allahumma tiene FC taco ha was a ke ha ha Yeomans aka ha and Willie you have one mo la Allahumma inni ob coming in million fat woman can be lasha woman FC latesh bad woman. They are waiting for us the job Bula ha
I seek your protection from helplessness and laziness. I seek your protection from cowardice and from miserliness. from old age, with helplessness. And I seek your protection from the punishment of the grave. Oh Allah, grant my soul it's piety and God consciousness and purify it, cleanse it for indeed you are the best of those who cleanse. Oh Allah, you are the its protector. You are its Guardian, Oh Allah, I seek your protection from knowledge that will that is not beneficial from a heart that has no who sure in it. A heart that is not humble or filled with humility, from a soul that is never full of content, and from a prayer or supplication made to you. That is not responded
to. Amazing. These are the blessed words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. They teach us a lot. They teach us that there are people who are never happy. They are people whose hearts are not good. They are people who have knowledge that is not beneficial. They are people who call out to Allah without or who call out, perhaps even devotees besides Allah. Obviously, they're not going to get responded to but those who call out to Allah with wrong intention or without that humility without fulfilling the conditions of calling out to Allah, what do they expect from Allah subhanho wa Taala So, these are some blessed words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam another hadith
of underspin Malika the Allahu Allah that is made mention of There is also similar but slight difference and I'm going to mention it because of the difference.
And nsep Malik and others under the Allahu anhu Carl canon bu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam acun and has been Malika the Allahu anhu narrates he says the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to say Allahumma inni to be communal hum he will have been well, Oh Allah, Oh Allah He used to say Oh Allah, I seek your protection from worry and sadness.
Brothers and sisters This is powerful what what he did the prophets of Salaam have or sadness Subhana Allah He was the he was the best of creation we need this do our more than anyone else many of us complaining of worry, anxiety and hum also refers to anxiety and Ill has an illusion refers to sadness. People are sad today very sad for what over something minor sometimes. And people are suffering with anxiety to the degree that they don't even know what to do. They are worried about the future they're worried about what's going to happen so much of anxiety, so much of worry in the mind in the heart, and it affects the health it affects everything it affects those around you. So
this is very very powerful. Oh Allah protect me from anxiety and from sadness. My brothers my sisters don't we desperately need this job Allahumma inni to becoming an HMI wellhausen
Oh Allah, I seek your protection from anxiety. I seek your protection from worry and from sadness and hasn't could also mean difficulty. It could also translate as difficulty Alhamdulillah levy and abandon hasn't you know, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala who has deflected from us or who has saved us from hasn't hasn't meaning sadness as well as difficulty and hardship.
The next part of this drop will add z will castle Oh Allah, I seek your protection from inability.
And I seek your protection from
castle castle here refers to laziness. So these two were mentioned in a previous draft, but the first two were not mentioned. So that's why I've repeated this drop Allahumma inni out to become an alum evil hasn't will adze will castle. In ability helplessness alleges also refers to helplessness. I seek your protection from helplessness and from laziness. Subhana Allah will Jubilee wallbottle here come those two characteristics again that the prophets Allah Selim kept on seeking protection in Allah from what are they? And jubin Carradice the opposite of bravery. You know, someone is brave. We asking a lot to be brave and beautiful means miserliness, stingy. You Subhana Allah, a
person who doesn't want to spend. Sometimes we have millions we don't even spend on our own families. And sometimes, you know why it's strange how some people have very little but they spend amazing we think that this person is wealthy and they're not really wealthy. They're not really wealthy. They're just spending. They are the ones who are
Known as the wealthy because Allah has blessed them with the ability to give. And then you have others who really have the millions and the billions. They don't give me Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to be able to give and to be able to, you know, be generous by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala then there are two more things in this that are so powerful, so powerful that we all definitely do need to keep asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from so he says, Well Allah Dany wahala better region or de la Dini wahala better region.
protect us from being overcome by debt. You know debt when we can't pay back, we took a loan we are we cannot pay back or Allah protect us from that condition where we cannot pay back our debts, or Allah protect us from the condition where we cannot pay back our debts, the overburdening through debt, with the debt has overtaken us. And availability region means
the defeat at the hands of the men the enemy, so Allah do not allow us to be defeated by the enemy. Amazing. Let's look at the entire Hadith because it's extremely beautiful. And an NSC Bnei Malik in the Allahu anhu Carla cannon abuse Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam aku Allah home in me to be communal hum me well hasn't Well, adze will castle will do boo boo, la la de Nuala, Betty vija Oh Allah, I seek your protection from anxiety, worry and sadness, from inability, helplessness, and laziness from being a coward, and from being miserly. And from being overtaken by debt, the inability to pay the debt or the loan, and from being defeated by men, amazing, Hadeeth. Amazing. My beloved brothers
and sisters, it's about time we called out to Allah every day with these type of applications, these type of applications, you actually get them in a little booklet.
And you can read them if you don't know how to read the Arabic language, like I said, say them in English, or start learning a little bit, they will help you many of the people complain about all of these things, and we don't know they are in the words of the Prophet peace be upon him. These are his words, he said them he called out to Allah using these words, he didn't need it, we needed desperately, we don't even know that these ahaadeeth exists. Sometimes, we don't even know that these narrations actually exist. So it's important for us to be able to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala, using these beautiful words. And this is why my brothers and sisters, all these
characteristics that are made mentioned of are being made mention of for you and I, nobody else, it's you who is going to benefit from these two as it's myself who's going to be benefiting from these two as it's no one else. So if you're not going to take pride in these words, and call out to Allah using these words, then it's wasted knowledge.
We've learned something, we've learned something serious, we've learned the words of Revelation, these applications that have come to us via revelation, either in the Quran, or in the words of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And we're doing nothing about it. No, at least repeat them after me. Or at least save them. At least learn them, jot them down, try and call out to Allah. I'm sure every one of us can relate to a lot of what the prophet sallallahu Sallam was saying, in terms of
in our own lives, we are going through these things, we you can say right, this point here is mine. This point here perhaps, you know, is something that I can take, and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, my brothers and sisters, it's about time we took these things seriously, and it's about time we cry to Allah subhanho wa Taala I pray that Allah grant us all ease until we meet again. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.