Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2018
It is important to remember Allah not only in good times (with gratefulness), or in bad times, to ask for help, but in our everyday life. In this episode of the Supplication Series, Mufti Ismail Menk teaches us a du’a from the Sunnah that we should read to make our daily life better. In this du’a we ask for many things including enough fear of Allah, enough knowledge of the deen, good use of our hearing and sight and victory in bad times among many things.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace and blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala be upon you all. Al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy to mine. We commenced in the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, we seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala as well and we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala upon all conditions 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 all. And to bless every one of us and to grant us goodness, my brothers and sisters, calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala
in a way taught to us by Allah Himself, by the messenger peace be upon him. And whenever we read a verse in the Quran, where Allah is praising certain qualities of goodness, it is important for us to try and extract a way to seek the goodness from Allah. That was a Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he read verses of heaven and agenda and goodness, he always asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to grant that to him. And whenever he read verses of the fire, the punishment those who were misfortunate, unfortunate, filled with misfortune, he always sought the protection of Allah from that type of a condition or from becoming from among those people. So today I want to
commence with a verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah 200 verse number seven describes goodness and he praises certain qualities. So a DA that is derived from that would be of benefit for all of us. Here is the dua
Allah whom have been Elena Eman was the Yin houfy boo Bina, what can de la Nell Kufa woelfel suka Sienna? What jalna Meena Rashi Dean?
This means Oh Allah, make a man loved to us. Make us love a man believe in you make it loved to us, was the Yin houfy polu Bina and beautify it in our hearts, and make disliked to us. disbelief, disobedience, or disbelief, sin and disobedience, and cofra, also suka alesina, in that order, this belief, sin,
this belief, disbelief, sin and transgression. So to go against the command of Allah make it disliked to us. What jalna Meena Rashi Deen would actually mean, make us from among those who are righteous among those who are rightly guided among those who have a good understanding, a sound understanding of the deen. So because Allah subhanho wa Taala praised these qualities and the people have these qualities in Surah 200 This is why we have derived words. And these words have been said from the very first generation, the Sahaba, the Allahu anhu, and continuing all the way to this age. And that's why it's important for us to use the same words to ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to
grant that to us so that we can also be from among those whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has praised
once again, Allah hum Habib, Elaine and Eman O Allah make beloved to us Eman believe in you was the Yin houfy alumina and beautify it in our hearts will carry Elena Kufa wa for suka alesana. And make disliked to us. disbelief, sin and transgression, which Elena Mina Rashid in and make us from among those who are righteous, rightly guided or you know, filled with wisdom, etc. So this is a beautiful day that we should be calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala with I want to move on to another drug. This drug is made mention of in Sudan a TV movie in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has
been using these words to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala very comprehensive you and I know that
there is something known as keynote in the night in Salatu looted just after select Malaysia, the odd number of units that we read, right at the end, there is a DA This is known as pollute de la nuit. You know that drive which is read in a minute, with utmost humbleness, concentration, we are calling out to Allah just before we've ended our day. What a beautiful blessed way of ending the day.
This Salah to return is something that we should never be missed. In fact, the hadith of Abu huraira, viola Juan, who he says, oh, Sonny Khalili. He says my best friend, my best friend has given me some words of advice. One of these pieces of advice was an otira, Kabbalah and ananna to make sure that I fulfill the winter Sala before I sleep. So that was the advice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I'm sure every one of us can take heed and we should make a greater effort to give this Salah its special position and its importance. So we have a dua that is made within that we did at times and this drug can be made at any time, any place. Allahu moccasin, Lana
minha, sciatica, Marta, Hulu b e Bay, Nana verbena ma seek. It's a long two hour it starts off with, Oh Allah, grant us enough of your or grant us a sufficient amount of fear of you that would create a barrier between us and your disobedience. That is amazing. So Oh Allah, let us have enough fear of you, that would create a barrier between us and sin against you, whenever there is a sin to be committed, make us conscious of you. So hashey would also mean fear, it could mean the consciousness of Allah as well. So Oh Allah, let us be conscious of you to the degree that it would keep us away from sinning. So this is a powerful way we are asking Allah subhanho wa Taala whenever there is
something wrong to be done, Oh Allah, we would like you to keep us away from it. And let us have enough consciousness of you or fear of you that it would actually keep us away from the sin. Allah hamaca similar Nam infra sciatica, Mata julio de Bina verbena mercy seek.
The second part of that is woman Atacama to Bolivia una de genetica woman Atacama to Bolivia una de genetica and grant us sufficient obedience of you that would make us reach paradise which is our goal. Obviously the goal is paradise. So Oh Allah, let us have enough obedience. Let us be obedient to the degree that that obedience leads us to Jenna and to paradise.
The third part of that Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala wamena Leah teeny ma to Hawaii. No biggie, Alena Masai but dunya This is amazing, grant us enough conviction in you, such conviction that would make easy for us the difficulties, the trials, the tribulations of this world, this dunya. So we are asking Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah, give us yaqeen give us conviction, to the degree that all the problems that we face on earth become easy, they become simple, we know that you are there for us, we know that what you're doing is the best. We know that whatever you have done, you are in absolute control, you're doing it for
us and for our benefit. So this is yaqeen. So far, we've asked for three things. Number one, is we've asked for enough consciousness of Allah, that could be a barrier between us and sin. We've asked for obedience that could actually let us reach our goal of gender. We've asked for conviction that would make all the difficulties easy. Then the fourth part of the doula Allahumma mattina be as Marina episod in wakulla, Tina, Ma, hey, Tina. And in another narration of a katana, oh, Allah grant us the good use of the faculties of our hearing, our sight and our energy, these three things, the physical strength, the hearing and the sight, oh, Allah give us good use of these things. Because
the day you take it, take it away from us. We don't want to regret how we used it. So my brothers and sisters, while we're asking Allah to give us good use of the site that he has bestowed upon us, the hearing that He has given us as well as the energy that He has given us, we should be making an effort to use these faculties correctly. No point in only asking ALLAH and then we do whatever we want. And then we say, well, I've asked Allah subhanho wa Taala he didn't give me Well, you need to make an effort as well. Imagine how beautiful this is the Prophet peace be upon him is asking for this yet he used to use all of these faculties in the best possible way. Then he says in the watch,
Hulu arisa min. And let these that the good use of these faculties be something that lasts long, it lasts right to the end of our lives and it goes even beyond that, you know a wife is generally referring to the air. So let these be inherited from us. What is this the good use of these faculties
Let it be inherited from us in two or three different ways. Number one, let us be able to make good use of these faculties right up to the end of our lives. Number two, let the reward of the good deeds that we have done through our lives extend even beyond our lives, there is something called sadaqa jariya, which means a charity that would last long you know, that is continuous, even after you've passed away, if you have delivered knowledge, taught knowledge, if you have been charitable, to the degree that people are benefiting from your charities, even after your death, you will receive a full reward of all of that, and that is very, very important. It's it's definitely very
Thirdly, Oh Allah, let this V the good use of these faculties extend even to our offspring, and those whom we leave behind. Let people benefit from it, learn from it and adopted and practice upon what we have actually left behind so that we will be rewarded for having left a good example, as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Manson assume that and Hassan and fella who are Judo have a gentleman Camila, Bihar Isla yo malkia Mati Lyon, Paseo del camino, Julie Himalayan, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Who ever sets a good example, Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant him the full reward of having set the example as well as the full reward of anyone who practiced
upon that example right up to the end, the Day of Judgment without a decrease in rewards for any one of them. So that is the multiplication that is being spoken about, even here. If you use your faculties of hearing sight and your energy in a way that people learned from you to make good use of it, you will get a good reward for what you did, as well as for what you left behind right up to the day of piano. And this is included in the terms. What do I mean by that? Oh, Allah let it be that thing that is inherited from us as well.
What's your alpha Arana Allah, Allah mana, Oh Allah let our revenge be precisely upon those who have oppressed us. Let the proper revenge or retaliation be upon those who have wronged us when someone has wronged us, let us not, you know, seek revenge from the wrong people. Sometimes you don't identify the criminal in the proper way. Sometimes you might not. You know, you might be accusing an innocent person of having wrong view. This happens a lot. My brothers and sisters, I have come across cases where people say this person did this to me. And that person did that to me when they did not do that to you. Someone lied to you. Sometimes people go to fortune tellers, they go to
people who claim to be religious as well. And unfortunately, these people shamelessly take the names of others and say, that sister or that brother, or that mother in law, or that daughter in law, or sister in law, or that uncle and aunt or that neighbor did magic on you, and they've done they've wronged you. And so we hate them right up to the end, whereas they were totally innocent of it. Shaytan was guilty of lying to us through the lips of whoever we believed. We need to be careful of this because we become guilty. And we will actually bear the burden of that false accusation or that dirty suspicion. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, I pause for a moment.
I want to speak about how important it is to resolve a matter. solve a matter if you have a physical problem a health matter, a mental psychological issue, an issue within your home, you need to know that Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you the cure. If you have the cure. You don't need to worry too much about who did what, because that is a distraction that will now make you lose relationships as well as the hereafter if you want to stay away from someone for some reason, Alhamdulillah because there is physical evidence to prove that they did something perhaps or they did not like you or they have said words etc. You may want to stay away in a good way. But if you have superstitious
ideas and you are doubting people that is extremely dangerous. What is more important is to cure yourself than to know who did something, especially when the evidence is very clandestine. May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard all of us.
So part of this do
what do you alpha Ronna Allah, Masha, Allah, Allah, Allah let the revenge and retaliation from us be upon those who have wronged us. So Allah takes care of this a lot of the times where people have wronged you and Allah makes them you know, Allah subhanho wa Taala makes them pay for that wrong. You did not have to really do much you just made a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then the drought continues one sadhana Allah man Adana, Oh Allah grant us victory over
Those who have fought us those who have
enmity against us, grant us victory over those who have enmity against us Don't let them succeed in any way. Look at how comprehensive This is. I actually love this. And I use it very, very often. I try to repeat it in a minute. And I try to add it into the drought of Canada because Canada has a minimum and then you may add in it the sooner you ask of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is one of them. So one sadhana alum and Adana wala almasi batana Fie de Nina, Allah, never let a difficulty come into our practicing of our religion.
Never let difficulty hindrance come into the practicing of our religion or into our religion. So the deen of Allah don't make a masiva a hardship, a difficulty, a hindrance in our Deen in our Deen means our religion number one and two is the practice of that religion for us. So for example, when we need to dress appropriately make it easy for us. When we need to fulfill Salah make it easy for us Don't let a hindrance be created between us and the fulfillment of our faith. This is a powerful to many of us, don't make these to us until we're stuck. You see, the problem is we forget Allah. We only think of him when we have problems. That is a fact. So people who have no problem wearing a
scarf, they have no problem for example, dressing the way they have to according to religion, they have no problem going for Salah to federal fulfilling the masajid they have no problem, you know, reading the Quran, etc. They will not thank Allah for that opportunity and they will not seize it. I know of many places where there is no hindrance, but people don't obey Allah. And the day the prohibitions come, the bands come the problems come, then they are quick to say what happened. We can't follow our Deen anymore. Did you ever think Allah the day that you could know you didn't? Or maybe you might have but did you ever call out to Allah to say, Oh Allah Don't ever let that happen
to us or not. Don't ever let that happen to us. Many of us have not cried to Allah with that. May Allah forgive our shortcomings while at the mercy button of Idina. What a powerful supplication
while at the jolly dounia akubra homina Oh, Allah Don't let this worldly life, the material life become the main object of our living. Subhana Allah don't make it our main concern akubra hamina the main worry that you have the main concern you have? Is this worldly life? Yes, it is a concern, but it's not the main concern, while at the jolly dunya akubra homina Oh Allah Don't let the material world be our main worry and concern or what is the main worry and concern, your pleasure, paradise, the goodness, the fulfillment of the obedience of Allah, the abstinence from the prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala that should make you more concerned, you should be more worried and
concerned about that, rather than about the worldly material life and there is a concern, but that concern should not extend it to the point of becoming the main concern of your living.
While Amma Bella in Mina, and Oh Allah, do not let the worldly material life be the extent of our knowledge. You know, it's amazing how the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said this.
Because what this means is, Oh Allah, don't let the material world be our main concern of living. And our and our and the height of our knowledge. You know, the main concern of whatever we learn is to do with whether or not we're going to earn
I want to express something that many of us and our offspring our family members, the Muslim men are guilty of. It's a reality check.
My brothers and sisters, we go to school, we go to universities, we study we get jobs, we want a salary, etc, all of what we've learned is connected to earning. That's it. All of what we've learned, is connected to getting a job being able to earn of getting a business buying a business, getting a salary, whatever it is, being able to have something material, all of it, but how much of it is the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala concerned about genuine concern about you know, my, whether I can read the Quran or not whether I can understand the Quran, many of us can be 6070 years old, we might have earned millions in our lives, we still do not know the meanings of the verses of
the Quran. That not reality Subhana Allah so this is why Allah says Oh,
Oh Allah Allah says to us through the blessing lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi salam, to make this dua to call out to Allah to say, Oh Allah, don't let the material life be our main concern or the height of our knowledge. Everything we learn is about the material life. Everything we want to know is about the material life. Today people know things because it's about the material life, how much of us know things that will help us in the hereafter? May Allah make it such that we take heed? I mean,
so this is a very important to the last part of it is while are to suddenly, Elena, Malaya hamona, and in one narration, well as to sell it, Elena Babu, Bina, Malaya Hakuna. Oh Allah, do not impose upon us a leader who will not have mercy upon us. Subhana Allah, do not place in authority over us someone who won't have mercy on us. That is a powerful graph. You're asking here for leadership. You know, this is political leadership, or someone who has authority over you some way anyway. You are saying Oh Allah, don't let anyone who's not going to have mercy on us have authority over us. What an amazing day. So, these are beautiful to us. And in one narration, it says Be Rubina novena,
meaning Oh Allah because of the sins that we've committed. Don't let anyone who's not going to have mercy on us have authority over us. It's got to do with the sin sometimes and it's also got to do with the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala keep asking Allah call out to Allah What a beautiful day. I'm going to repeat this to inshallah for the benefit of one and all we can actually say it in these beautiful blessed days. It is something very, very powerful.
Allahumma Qasim Lana minha sciatica. Mata hoooo B he Bay Nana ouabain ama sciatic
woman potica mokuba Laguna de genetic wamena Leah Kini ma to how are we no biggie. I lay in a massage EBIT? dounia
Allahumma mattina vs. Marina Marina waku Tina
ma Hey, Tina, would you add Hulu? Amina? What's your alphabet Ronna Allah among Villa mana, one sadhana, Allah azza wa jal musi batana Fie de Nina. wa Jalla dunya Akbar homina wala Bella in Mina Wella to sell Lita Elena, Mullah, your hamona. This Hadith is in Sudan, Timothy, the meaning of it, Oh Allah, grant us, grant us conviction or grant us the consciousness of you to the degree that it will create a barrier between us and disobeying you and grant us obedience to the degree that it will lead us to your paradise and grant us conviction to the degree that it will make easy for us the difficulties of this world. And Oh Allah, grant us the best use of the faculties of hearing
sight and the strength and energy that you have given us for as long as we're alive.
And Oh Allah, let it be. Let it be something that is long lasting, everlasting within our own lives and even beyond. And Oh Allah, let the revenge be upon those who have wronged us and assist us against those who have
fought us or against those who have enmity against us. And don't all Allah don't create for us difficulty in our Deen or in the fulfillment of our Deen and Oh Allah. Do not let this worldly life be the biggest concern that we have no the height of our knowledge and do not place on us Do not place on us one in authority who will not have mercy on us.
May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us all and grant us goodness inshallah. In the next episode, we will continue akuto Kohli have our salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.