Channel: Mufti Menk
17th, February 2013
In sha Allah we will be reading from verse number 48
verse number 48 of surah, Alon Kabuto which is Surah 29 page number 536 of the Noble Quran that we're using
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our bad, my dear sisters, we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for being here. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us we have now arrived Mashallah
at the 21st part of the Quran, and we've been going on for many years, as you know, we thank Allah for giving us this opportunity on a weekly basis to go through the verses of the Quran. We started off with verse number 48 way Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of something very powerful, and that is the point that was raised by the mushrikeen
where we wherein they began to say that this messenger or this prophet, the so called Prophet, now to Billa, is the one who has read the previous scriptures and he has written down things and so on. So Allah is clarifying that saying that you are Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam were unable to recite or read from a book. No, were you able to write with your right hand? If you were able to write or if you were able to read, then their doubts perhaps would be able to be justified. But in this particular instance, their doubts are not justified at all their claims and their accusations are not justified at all. Their claim that you have read it or you are a person who's writing and so
on, is absolutely unacceptable because you have been kept unlimited by Allah subhanho wa Taala as a gift. So we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us, purity and goodness. And at the same time with us who can read or write, we need to understand the first things that we should be reading and writing the Quran. Many of us might have made mistakes when we were younger, perhaps because of the mistakes of our own parents. But at the same time, we can always mean that it is our duty as parents as soon as your child opens his or her mouth, to teach him or her words related to the maker, Allah subhanho wa Taala and words related to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the supplications
that to us, and so on, and as soon as they can read the first thing that they should be made to read the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is the gift with us. We've made mistakes in the past, and perhaps we ourselves our parents may have made mistakes, but it's never too late to rectify that. We need to know the honor of being able to read and write should commence with the reading and recitation of the Quran, the word of Allah, that is when you will have done true justice to the issue of literacy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us literate. He who does not know revelation is illiterate, no matter how many degrees and PhDs he holds, Allahu Akbar, may Allah bless us all and
may educate us in the true sense. And he who has knowledge of the revelation, no matter how little or even if he has no PhD or no qualification in terms of a degree, he is the most highly educated individual found. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us look at Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, no PhD, no doctor, no nothing. But he was given Nobu by Allah subhanho wa Taala What an honor. He was given the word of Allah so any one of us who learns that word of Allah, we will be having the honor of
Being those who are knowledgeable. And this is why Allah says immediately in the next verse, that these verses these signs that Allah has given and the verses Allah has sent down. They are indeed manifest and clear proofs and evidences in the hearts of those who have been given knowledge, knowledge of what knowledge of the revelation. Well, Maya had to be Aya Tina Illa volumen. None will deny the verses of ours, or nobody will deny the statements of ours or the signs of ours. Besides those who are wrongdoers, may Allah protect us? Then Allah says what carlu they said, Who are they? the polytheists
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Why are signs not coming down to him from our Lord? Now what signs are being spoken about the signs that they were asking? they asked for several signs. As you know, they asked for this to happen. They asked for the moon to be split the day the moon actually was split. Then they denied it. They said no, this is magic. So they asked for a sign then they deny. So Allah says, they have been asking why don't certain signs come down to him from his Lord in order to prove that he's a messenger. So Allah says, tell them the signs are from Allah. Call in number two in the LA v signs they come from Allah subhanho wa Taala I am just a warner. The signs are not from me, they come from
Allah. I am a clear plain warning to you telling you use your common sense and understand that you need to worship your maker alone. Stop worshiping sticks and stones and idols and stop insulting your maker by worshipping those besides Him. So Allah says, After that a powerful verse for me and you and for everyone. Allah says our landmark for him, was it not enough for them and Nan de la la kita that we have revealed to you the book, Utila Allah him which is being recited to them, is that not enough for them? Is it not enough for them to take heed that a book has been revealed to you from us and it's being recited to them, this is something important. So why we are supposed to look
at this is because if Allah has Verses are recited to us, and that does not motivate us to change, then nothing will motivate us to change. No matter how many signs you have asked for when they come. If the word of Allah cannot change you those signs cannot change you because the biggest sign is the word of Allah. Some people misinterpret this verse, and they say it means that it is enough for the people that the Quran We have revealed to you is being recited to them. And that means we don't believe in the sooner we only adopt the Quran. Those are called on Yun. They have fought the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and they have removed themselves from being known as a hallucinogen
ma from being known as the people of the sooner and the group of the companions. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to follow Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and the group of the companions and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who are steadfast. So this verse does not mean that you only should follow the Quran know, this verse means that is it not enough for them to take heed the fact that we have revealed the Quran to you and it is recited to them. So what this means is, is it not enough for them to change their lives to turn to the dean, that we have sent to you our words, Allahu Akbar, the lesson is for all of us, when our last words are recited, we should be trembling,
while llahi we should be shivering, and it should wake us up. So then Allah says,
In Nevada, Colorado, mutton, indeed in that there is mercy. Indeed, in this revelation, there is mercy. There is an admonition as well with vichara. But for whom, for those who believe if you believe in the Word of Allah, it will act as a mercy for you and an admonition, which means it will remind you what is right and wrong, it will warn you regarding the punishment, and at the same time, it will give you good news. And this is why Allah says in the book, there is mercy and there is admonition, but you won't be able to pick it up unless you believe when you believe you will pick it up. If you look at the word with a prejudiced eye, without belief, you will never be able to take
heat from that word. This is why there are so many people across the globe who have read the Quran so many times they even tell you it's a powerful book, but they do not believe this is why they do not take heed. And this is why the admonition does not serve for them. So this would also mean if the admonition does not serve for us there is something wrong with our demand. If people recite the Quran to you and you still think you have a choice regarding the laws of Allah, then there is something wrong with your Eman. You need to make sure that you develop it to the degree that whatever Allah says, We surrender to it. That is when we will be known as Muslim men because Islam
and Islam are the same thing. They mean to surrender to Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah says, tell them kafa biLlahi benei obeying a comb shahidan Allah is sufficient as a witness between me and you.
Allah is sufficient as a judge between me and you as a witness between me and you. He is the one yeah Lama Murphy Samadhi Well, he knows what is in the skies and on Earth. Well Ludhiana, Amano bill botany waka rubella Hola, como kasino, who are the losers? The losers are the ones who believed in the falsehood and disbelieve in Allah, they are the ones who will lose. So Allah is saying the message is loud and clear. Whoever this believes in Allah and believes in falsehood, they are the ones who will lose not me. I am a warner, plain warner and not those who believe because those who believe the Quran and the recitation of Allah subhanho wa Taala His Word is a means of their mercy.
And it is an admonition for them because they believe but the those who disbelieve in the words of Allah and in Allah subhanho wa Taala and they believe in battle, they are the ones who are the losers. Now from this, we learned that there are two things required not only believe in Allah, but this belief in this belief in this belief in that which is evil, this belief in shade on this belief in the bad ways this belief in that which is evil, that is also a part and parcel of your Eman. So your Eman will be developed correctly when two things happen. believe in Allah and disbelieve in everything besides Allah which means this believe in the evil the bad shaytan and his ways and his
bots that is when we are true believers. Now why is this remember it because in a few moments, we will be coming through the reasons why Allah has mentioned both these angles, believe in Allah and disbelieve in that which is battle and astray. Those are two conditions. If you believe in Allah and you also believe in that which is a stray, then you are a polytheist you've engaged in schilke we're going to come to that in a few moments. So Allah says, Why esta de Luna Kabbalah de these fools, what are they doing? They are seeking haste regarding the punishment, they are telling you give us the punishment now if you are truthful, come and send the punishment. Let's see, you are promising
us punishment from heaven. We want it to come now. Allah says these are fools. How can they say we want the punishment now? Allah says, Allah Allah, Allah massaman Lucha Allah, we, if it was not for the fixed time of the punishment to have come down, already, the punishment would have overtaken them. My mothers and sisters never asked Allah for punishment. No, say Allah grant us mercy. Allah grant us mercy these fools what they did, instead of saying, if you are speaking the truth, then then let gold descend from heaven. They said, if you are speaking the truth, then let rocks pour down on us in terms of punishment from the heaven foolish. We've spoken about this in the past, that
how foolish these people are, instead of saying, if you are truthful, then give us gold and silver. They said if you are truthful, then let's see the punishment. So Allah says, Well, we are going to give them a bit of time, we will give them respect, we know why we will give them a chance. Allah gives us all chances, my mothers and sisters, Allah gives us chances to turn to him. Allah gives us chances to dress appropriately. Allah gives us chances to leave a shake. Allah gives us chances to leave what is better, and what is innovation. and thereafter when the punishment comes, it overtakes us Allah says, well, Allah Jalla musalman la Mola that, had it not been for a fixed time and the
appointment, then the punishment would have already come to them while at the end, we want to tell them, it will definitely come to them suddenly. Punishment overtakes people. What that means is, you know when you're driving the fastest Lamborghini at 260 kilometers an hour on marschallin abroad in one just outside Port Elizabeth, what happens? After a few moments, you see a Porsche flying past the 360 kilometres. That was shocking, you expected you thought you the fastest person you moving, but you got overtaken suddenly. And you looked and you had to acknowledge that wow, something has happened, that I did not expect Subhanallah that is a small, silly example of the dunya. That is a
small example of the dunya Subhana Allah, we need to understand, as we are progressing in life moving at 100 kilometres an hour, sinning against Allah, the punishment will overtake us at 200 kilometres an hour. Remember that?
When it comes it comes suddenly you are not expecting it because you were so engrossed in and enticed by the dunya. And this material world that you continued and you progressed in that evil and the filth and you did not remember Allah. And in that particular case, Allah says we give you a chance, one chance, a reminder to remind us 10 reminders. We get people to recite our verses to you and you they do not miss your ears. Your reminders are from us. They come to you in the form of something you read, whether it's on the net or whether it's in a book or whatever it is on a parchment or a paper. They come to you in the form of what you hear whether it is radio or CD or
disk. They come to you in the form of what you see, no matter how you see it. We send you reminders and we send you people who will remind you if you take heed you will win. If you do not we give you a chance, we give you another chance and a few chances when your chances are different
And your fixed time has come. Then while you're at the no home button, indeed the punishment comes to them suddenly, Sharon, whilst they are oblivious, they don't even notice they don't feel they don't even feel this punishment is coming, and it comes suddenly.
So it's a wake up call for all of us my mothers and sisters, Allah gives you a chance, and many, many chances Do you read your Salah? Do you fulfill Allah obligations? Have you softened up? Have you turned away from sin? Have you given up your crimes for the sake of Allah? Have you fulfilled your obligations to Allah? If yes, Alhamdulillah you are moving in the right direction. If not, there is room to improve but improve before a day that the punishment may overtake you. This is why we say once you are getting closer to Allah bit by bit, you move close to Allah your intention is to move faster and faster, inshallah you're heading in the right direction. But when you're moving
further and further away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You have none other than yourself to blame, the day the punishment overtakes, although he is most merciful, that his mercy dictates not to punish you as soon as you sin. But to give you a chance to repent, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, have you thought of that? the mercy of Allah dictates that he will not punish you as soon as you sin, but he gives you a chance to repent. And sometimes the chance is so long, that he allows you to die and punishes you only thereafter. May Allah protect us, really, because the best are those who repent before death. Once the death comes to you in Allah to Allah Akbar Ludo battle Abba de Melo me
validate. The Hadith says the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, Allah accepts Toba and repentance from a slave for as long as they have not got to the point of the pangs of death, where the soul is now almost removed from the entire body at a position known as Nevada, which is where the soul has come almost to your neck and it's now coming out. So we need to repent before that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he says yesterday, Luna Kabila look at how foolish these people are. They asked you to hasten to on them the punishment were in Naja Han nama la mohito. Tamil Catherine do they realize that indeed Hellfire is definitely going to encompass the disbelievers. Law Allahu Akbar,
may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our Eman May he protect our belief, may he make us from those who are not disbelievers. Then Allah says, yo Ma sha, Allah de boomin phobia him this is a description of the punishment, very scary. Allah says on the day,
when the punishment of Hellfire shall cover them from above.
It will cover them from above them, and from underneath their feet.
And it will be said to them, taste what you used to do.
Allahu Akbar sins my mothers and sisters have a heat. The heat
is such that you taste it in this world. And then the next. And the heat of the life after death is far more severe and serious. This is why we say abstain from it. The biggest of crimes is to associate partners with Allah. Allah protect us. So Allah says do they realize that the punishment is definitely going to encompass the disbelievers. And on that day, the punishment will be on top of them. That means it's going to be so hot because when you are at the top of a flame, you are probably at the coldest pour point of that flame, although it will be very hot. But when you inside it to the degree that it is above you, it means you are deep inside, and the red hot coals of the
bottom will probably be under the feet. May Allah safeguard myself and yourselves, and may He have mercy on humanity at large. And May He grant Daya to those who disbelieve in may grant guidance to the disbelievers. So Allah says, it will be told to them taste what you used to do. This is the result of what you did. This is the recompense you ordered your goods, and now they've come to you.
Lo Akbar, how did you order your goods? You know, when you click on the internet, my mother's and sisters, you go to a page a macro, say Tesco say Argos depending on what you would know, say for example, anything else, you know starter foods, whatever else you go, you check for your bargain. What do you do, you click purchase, you add it into your cart. And then you press your card, your name gets clicked, your number gets clicked, they take your money off, and they send it to you by post. Next thing a man knocks your door and he says here's your goods. But when you click the wrong buttons on the internet, you go to a pornographic site. You go to a site of disobedience of Allah
subhanho wa Taala what happens? Your name gets registered, your number gets registered and your order is made. And then what happens when you die. Allah says here's your goods. This is what you ordered. Here it is what is it? It is punishment from the top and the bottom from all the sides you are engulfed. So Allah says but this is what you ordered. You placed an order. Where did you place it on the internet? How here's your name, here's your number. Here's how you used it. Now, let's get
So our orders of evil my mothers and sisters, we can cancel it immediately by doing what? Press Delete, repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is something we need to learn. The same applies with our deeds. Allah says, We allow you to click we send messages to you dress appropriately, you know work on yourself, develop your link with us. If you didn't do it, you've ordered some wrong goods. When the goods come Don't come and say that these are wrong goods Allah says but you ordered them here's the order number. You know when I was in Malaysia recently I was fascinated because I was sitting somewhere and we suddenly thought of having pizzas. And I clicked onto the on my phone I
clicked on Domino's
and they said the nearest Domino's to you is this place would you like to order I said yes and we started ordering and and and you don't even need to pay by card because they tell you cash on delivery. And I said Wow, we ordered whatever we ordered what law he within 30 minutes from the time I pressed into, the man knocked the door of the apartment we were at and he came with his delivery. I looked at it and I said if it was a thief you They said I didn't order all this luck. But at the same time we paid him the money and Mashallah we took what we have to what we had to Don't worry, it was all halala you must be thinking, asking yourself Wow, was that Helen, to be honest with you and
hamdulillah The point being raised is how life has become so easy clickety click your order is made Do you realize you click click click there is another order that also is made Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. My mothers and sisters think about it very deeply. It is a powerful example. But for those who take heed. So now Allah subhanho wa Taala says, yo Ma Ma boo means to him Allahu Akbar, we should cry reading this, on the day when the torment of Hellfire shall cover them from above them, and from underneath their feet and it will be said to them taste what you used to do love about your body. alladhina amanu Allah is now addressing his worshipers. He says all my slaves who believe
certainly my Earth is very spacious. So worship Me alone for Aya Boone. My Earth is very spacious. So worship me alone. If people are making your life tough, that you cannot worship Me alone, you depart you go to another place I have given you so much land, it is vast, you may travel on the land to a place where you will be able to worship me alone. You have no excuse to worship besides Allah or together with Allah.
Then Allah says, After that cologne I've seen that a cattle mode, every single soul shall taste death from Elena to john, and thereafter to us shall be your return Allahu Akbar.
Thereafter, to us shall be your return. While larina Amano as for those who did good listen to how beautifully Allah explains this, because it's not easy to be believing and do good deeds in a hostile environment. So Allah says, those who believe and do good deeds, what will we give them? Lenovo? We are now home minal jannetty hora we shall surely give them lofty dwellings in paradise. We will give them what often I tweeted yesterday about the lounges, the access to lounges some of you may have seen it or may not have seen it. I said that today when we have frequent flyer cards, we're excited about the miles we get and how we have access to lounges. And we have easy check in.
Why because we are a frequent flyer I'm sitting with a gold card Allahu Akbar. So you you go to the airport, you jump every queue, you look they don't look at your weight. They just take your bags in you check in quick quick and you allowed access into a lounge. The lounge has in it all forms of ease and comfort and they upgrade you from economy to business and from business to first Allahu Akbar. Why? Because you're a frequent flyer.
But if you're a person who's a frequent prayer member and you pray often you start clocking miles when you clock miles the day you die, your checking will be very easy Subhanallah and what happens your checking is easy your baggage as it is you will be forgiven your Salah, and so on your Toba What have you these are miles you don't allow those miles to be depleted by expiry because you've wronged someone else so Amano wamena Sally had believe and do good deeds, then you have not only access to the lounges, but Allah says you will be given the dwellings they belong to you. Here's the word what often means the rooms the lounges that abodes the dwellings, Allahu Akbar, here we are. So
Allah says you believe and do good deeds. On top of that, not enough to just say I'm a believer, but you believe and do good deeds, then we grant them we will surely give lofty dwellings in paradise underneath which rivers will flow to live there in forever.
Excellent is the reward for the workers for who made module amin excellent is the reward for those who want to sweat in the pleasure of Allah. Those who want to work hard allow me means a worker or man or those who work. Today when you say an army or a man they think immediately of Bangladeshi, or perhaps of an Indian who comes from the subcontinent working in the Middle East. And they say this is a man you know, these people are just laborers. Allah says you want to be a laborer be a laborer of mine. When Salah time comes, get up, read your Salah, radio Quran, understand the message dress appropriately in your uniform. Today we are ready to wear the uniform of our hospital where we work
in the school, we go the college we go to the university, the workplace, we are ready to wear the uniform. But Allah says I've given you an easy uniform, very easy, just cover x, y and Zed and you will be dressed in a uniform, that is the uniform that will grant you entry into paradise. Imagine when a policeman wears a uniform when he if he does not have the uniform, they probably won't even grant him entry into the office. Or they will say what what what's happening here, where are you? You know, he won't have the power the ability.
The military has a uniform, there is a power he enters the office, your uniform and mind to enter Paradise is to dress in a specific way. Once you've dressed in that way, inshallah, we will be recognized as people who are granted access into paradise like we've said, so panela your uniform is correct. So remember, dress appropriately. Don't be deceived by this world. Look what Allah says thereafter. Allah says,
Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala cologne who are the true believers who work hard, who are the people who sweat, they are the ones who bear Patience, patience upon obedience, patience when Allah has struck you with calamity and problems, bear patience, those who bear lots and lots of patience and they lay that trust in Allah. They are the ones whom Allah says we are, we have prepared for them, the dwellings of Paradise in which they will dwell forever and ever, beneath which are rivers flowing which are full of honey, rivers of milk, separate rivers of fruit juices, and so on. Allahu Akbar, Allah says, those are yours, whose if you have born patience, and if you are from amongst
those who worked hard, and if you are from amongst those who laid your trust in Allah, so bear patients, my sisters, bear patients for the pleasure of Allah and there is a lot waiting for you. Allah says worker I am in depth but in Latin America, so many of these moving creatures, they don't carry their own provisions. They don't have space on their bodies to carry their provisions. They don't. So who provides for them? A law provides for them look at the bird. The bird leaves the nest in the morning. What does it know? It doesn't know anything. It just knows that I'm flying out and I look for something it eats it comes back with a full belly and it even brings back some you know
food for its little ones if it doesn't have any Allah protect us.
Now Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us look at this work I am in de Botton la Mariska, Allah is drawing our attention saying look at these animals who provides for them, they cannot even carry their own sustenance, look at an end, an end cannot hold its own sustenance, but it travels all day and it eats and it finds its way and it comes back. Allahu Akbar. Why is men transgressing Allah command because he wants to earn a little bit of food and drink and perhaps a bit of accommodation and clothing. Allah says you don't need to send to do that I am the owner of it. I will give you in due measure whatever you deserve, work hard and work honestly, whatever comes as a result inshallah,
it will be from us, provision for you in the dunya and preparation for the akhira so Allah says,
Allah Hua Zhu ha yakko. Allah is the one who sustains them and even you, Allah will provide for you. While he was semi alien, he hears everything he knows everything, while an insult, man holla Kasama wati wa, wa sakara shamsul camara, pueden, Allah, there are certain people who worship Allah, and they worship together with Allah, other things. So Allah says, and if you were to ask them the mushriks the people of Makkah, if you were to ask them, who has created the heavens and the earth, and subjected the sun and the moon, they will indeed reply Allah. So they believe in Allah. They do, but that's not enough. Together with Allah, they worship their idols and so on. This is why Allah
says for Latina armano Bilbao Tila cafaro biLlahi Kula eco home al Hassan, those who believe in the evil and they disbelieve in Allah are the ones who are the losers. What this means is, in order to be from amongst those who are successful, you firstly believe in Allah and disbelieve in
Net which is evil. These people, if you were to ask him who created the skies who created the earth, they will tell you Allah. So Allah says, Look at them they are liars. Why are they liars? Because they worship with Allah others. Finally, for Kuhn, how is it that they are deviating thereafter?
Allahu Akbar, the same applies to us. Sometimes people ask you, who made you? Who is your job? You say, Allah, Allah, but then people worship sticks and stones and graves and sayings. And they start saying, Oh, these people will provide, they will kill Allah gave them the power. That's exactly what the mucinex of Makkah did. they worshipped each other, and they worship sticks and stones, and they said, Oh, Allah invested in the stone, the power to give us the ability to give us shaytan has used the same plan over and over again, people are worshipping a grave, and they say the person in this grave was given the power from Allah to to come and cure us and to give us good luck and to save our
children from bad luck. What nonsense is this? This is the same plan of the devil he is using from a long time ago. Don't you know people like that have not read the Quran for themselves and they have been fooled. They don't understand the basic word of Allah. And Allah is saying look at them, how they have been deviated.
Allah who have pursued to risk it is Allah alone who provide sustenance Li Manisha via deal he provides he Allah opens the doors of sustenance for whomsoever He wishes, and he holds back from whomsoever He wishes. So you work hard, it is known as an asset to build as Bob, try your best to achieve what you would like to achieve. Try your best work hard within the limits of Allah. Thereafter, leave it in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He opens the doors for some and he holds back from some
in the lobby kulesza in Allium, Indeed, Allah is all knowing of everything he knows absolutely everything. He knows more than me and you if he did not give you something, he knows why, if he gave it to you, he knows why. If you made it difficult for you, he knows why. If you made it easy for you, he knows why. All of it is a test from Allah. Everything that happens to you in your life. My sisters is a test from Allah. Don't lose focus, you've got something, it's a test. You don't have something. It's a test. You're going through a problem. It's a test. You're going through a period of ease, it's a test, you suffer loss. It's a test. You have a prophet, it's a test. someone dies in
your family. It's a test. Someone is born in your family. It's a test. Everything is a test from Allah don't lose focus. This is what Allah says, thereafter. Well, insalata home Manasa la mina sama Emma, when you ask them who sends down water or rain from the skies? For de la vida Mata. So who is the one who gives the life to the earth after it was dead? They will say, definitely Allah. Tell them all praise and thanks is due to Allah alone. No, Allah says, most of them have no sense no brains, why they don't use them, no sense senseless. They don't think for a moment that Allah provides Allah sends down rain Allah and these people you are worshipping these sticks and stones
you are worshipping. And these little issues that you are engaged in that are in total contradiction of Allah's
command and instruction that cannot help you. It is Allah who owns it, he made you so how can you disobey Him and still expect to have goodness
while Mojave Hill hyah to dunya en la la, la? And indeed this life of the world isn't his only button amusement and the play? It's amusement, what are you doing here? You have mobile phones, you have cell phones, you have this you have cars, you have nice clothes, you have beautiful perfumes, you have nice shoes and good accessories. You've got head and shoulders, shampoo, your hair looks nice. Everything is tops you have for example, good makeup the Marisa now amazing also they make you look better than you actually are. Allahu Akbar. You have the beauty cameras that can actually take snaps of you that make you look nice and you can remove the zits from your face just by pressing
enter on your phone. Allahu Akbar. What else happens? You can name it you have ice creams and food, Nando's is halaal Subhana Allah, what else do you want? But the source they've now discovered something else. And then all the food and the grill and the steaks and the kebabs and what else love a kebab and then you go to cook to cook it for you. So you sit back and relax. And you got someone to make your beds and everything so you like a queen Allahu Akbar. Everything is done set. Allah says that's just an amusement. It's a play. It's a pastime. Your iPhone, waste of time.
your Android device waste of time, unless you use it in the pleasure of Allah.
Somehow Subhana Allah, I got such a jolt recently when I read about how iPhone really the prime to your complete life.
Knowing fully everything about you, they can take pictures of you whilst you actually just looking at your phone without you knowing they know where you are, who you are, what's happening everything.
Allahu Akbar, there's a link I saw on the internet that was shocking about how absolutely everything about us can be known just by you connecting on the internet through your phone finished, where you are, who you are photos of you what you do, full copy of everything you've ever done on your phone, your devices, your emails, everything complete copy, who, where when, why, how your plans and everything else, completely registered by who? Someone somewhere down the globe.
And today, we think that Allah doesn't register what we are doing and what what's happening to us. May Allah safeguard us, really.
So Allah says,
read this verse, verse number 64. It's it's very shocking, you know, it's very, it's a wake up call. Allah says Maha vielha to dunya Allahu Allah.
This life of this world is only but an amusement and a play. You understand that? Allah says, we're in the data of Hirata La Jolla. Juan, verily the home of the Hereafter is indeed the life that is the life that is the everlasting life al haiwan that which is complete eternal life. That is what it is. This is such a deception. How old are you answer yourself in your mind?
Now tell yourself where will I be 50 years from today in your grave? Over in your grave? If you lucky, you will be at Warren hills or maybe in Macau, Medina. And if you're if it's otherwise, law yesterday I heard of a brother May Allah grant him Jenna, he drowned from Polo quani they went boating him and his children the boat capsized. The child had a life vest. He was saved. The father did not have a life vest in his early or mid 30s and he drowned. They still have not found the body may Allah make it easy for them to find the body. In Allahu la Raja, what a joke. We went fishing, we went boating, we went to enjoy ourselves and such a happy moment turned out into a disaster.
Well, we call it a disaster. It is an excuse for Allah to take you away. That's all it is. Allah grant him Jana, and God all of us, Jenna. And may He make it easy for our families to accept our death, the day they get news of our death or we get news of this because this life is an amusement and a play. And we are definitely ending in death. Nobody who has lived in the past has lived forever, and nobody who will live in the future shall live forever. is Ali Salaam, Jesus May peace be upon him one exception, he has lived for very long, he will also taste death when he comes back.
He is alive taken up to heaven by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is why Allah says low can we are alone, if only they know. If only they knew that this life is such a waste of time, they would engage it in worshipping Allah, they would engage it in preparing for the next. But Allah says we've given them so many years. And during those years, they forget they begin to think this is the place we're going to live in love Akbar. Like a person. You know a typical example. You travel Mashallah you go to on holiday, say for example,
you know, I like to say how I am Honolulu, I haven't been there yet. So perhaps we can use that example. And you know what, you check into a nice five star hotel and you begin to stay. Now if you unpack all your stuff and put in into the cupboards knowing that I'm only here for three days, you're a fool, live out of your bag is better. Why? Because when you go to come packing everything again, you're gonna feel depressed, your husband's money is finished, you can stay there forever.
You can stay there, they paying $1,000 a night, he's only come with 30,000 you can only stay for so many days. 30,000 is a big amount. Obviously I just said it to show you that even that we cannot afford, may Allah protect us.
So we live in this life, unpacking our bags and everything not knowing you only here for six days, few days, and then you're going to keep your back live out of your bag. It's better for you. It's better for you. Obviously this is a totally different example. But the only thing I'm trying to draw, draw your your and my attention to is how short life is because I have seen old people who are on wheelchairs today. their backs are bent and broken. And sometimes they cannot even move. And yet a few years ago, they were top sportsmen. They were really, really top sportsmen and they were powerful people who had a lot to say, we hope they use their mouths in the right direction. May
Allah protect us.
So Allah says thereafter
when they embark on a ship, they invoke a law making their faith pure for him and call on Him alone to protect them. But when he brings them together
flee to the land behold, they give a share of their worship to the others. This happens to a lot of people so ally sing the mushriks of Makkah, they also believed in Allah, but when it suited them, and when it when it suited them to worship besides Allah, they worship besides Allah. So when they were in the ocean, and the waves came rocking the boat and the boat went from left to right and right to left, and they knocked from this side to that side, they called out to Allah alone, that our law meclizine Allah who deal
with pure faith for him alone, and as soon as they got to the ocean, to the coast of that ocean, they immediately began to associate partners with Allah, Allah, it happens to us, mothers and sisters, when you are driving with your husband maniac driver, who's probably moving
and 160 180 200 kilometres and you're telling him Slow down, slow down, what do you do? Do
in the law, why you read it clearly because you say this man's a maniac? Allah protect us. Don't worry. Sometimes he might be a safe driver speed doesn't always mean that he's a maniac, but it could. May Allah protect us when you're on a plane and now in this type of a season asked me because we've traveled in all seasons rainy season. Normally what happens in the rainy season, it's raining across the globe. So you have the clouds, you have the cumulonimbus cloud, whoa, and then you go into it and you go around it and you go into the little other clouds, and then the plane goes up and down. And you who's not a frequent flyer, don't even know that that's quite normal, Allahu Akbar.
Then you hold your seat, that's stage number one. You hold your seat, and then you release it after a while after that you hold it again title, stage number two. And after that you say Allah Allahu Akbar, stage number three. After that a shadow lie lie. After that stuff Layla, forgive me for all my sins yada, yada like look after my children, my family. That's stage number four. Why? Because now you realize man, you are suspended in the air. Who do you call out to allow alone?
The minute the plane lands even before while it's landing you worried about tires? You worried about this? You worried about that you worried about runway will we stop? Will there be this? Are you still making Do I look after my children? My slate is clean with you. The minute you land you will rush out in the airport the first person you hug sometimes it's a non Muharram
Well, I it happens I've people come back from Hajj and the first person they hug is a non Muslim. I don't know where the logic is and what happened but somehow things shaytan just creeps up makes us forget May Allah subhanho wa Taala really open our doors. We cannot keep on playing this type of game with Allah thinking that he is just, you know an ordinary guy who we need to please he's not that are older builder. He is Rob bull is that he was jealous. That's who he is. May Allah forgive us and grant a steadfastness. So Allah says
the UK for Obama artina home. So they have become in great for that which we have given them, they have become ungrateful for that which we have given them and they take their enjoyment as a warning and the threats but they but they will soon come to know.
They know that allies warning us they know that but they keep on enjoying their after when they come on to the show. They okay they keep on enjoying and they keep on doing their own thing. Allah soon they will come to know what they used to do our lamjao Now Allah is speaking to the people of Mecca. And Allah says, Have they not seen that we have made maccha such a secure city such a secure sanctuary, whilst the men are being snatched away all around them every city around Makkah, was unsafe, insecure. maccha we made it so secure. Haven't they seen this gift of ours that we have protected? mk? Allah says, then do they still believe in battle?
After battle battle, you mean? Are they still believing in the evil? Are they still believing in false hood and the other idols and the deities? And are they still believing in that which is besides Allah and they are denying or they are ungrateful for the graces of Allah what Allah has blessed out them with my sisters. The lesson is for us also, Allah gives us so many good things, we've got children gorgeous kids, Mashallah, who are Alhamdulillah quite normal and Alhamdulillah Allah has blessed us with so much and allows blessed us sometimes maybe he might not have given us one or two things but in return He's given us 1000s and 1000s and millions and billions of things.
And Allah says, Do they still not want to be grateful to us? Allah says woman of Allah, mommy minister, Allah Allah He can even
and who does more wrong than he who invents a lie against Allah or denies the truth.
When the truth comes to him, he denies it.
he invents a lie against Allah. Allah says la Sufi Johanna mamatha live Catherine is there not a dwelling in Hellfire for the disbelievers, those who disbelieve in the oneness of Allah and in the messenger Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is there not a dwelling in Hellfire for them. Allah says And as for those who strive and struggle
in our cause, we will indeed open the doors of guidance for them.
We're in Allah, Allah, Allah sin, and Allah is definitely with those who do good. You do good. Remember, Allah is with you. And at the same time, you need to know what alladhina jahad rufina
Lana, Deanna home sabudana some of them have a ceiling have made mention of something interesting. They say those who struggle and strive to gain to gain closeness to us, we will open the doors of guidance for them. Those who struggle and strive to be sincere, we will open the doors of guidance for them. Those who struggle and strive to look for the path we will show them the path those who struggle and strive through repentance, we will open the doors of sincerity for them. So these are several interpretations of the same verse. We asked a lot to make us from those who struggle and strive to search for the truth wherever it may be, and to protect ourselves from the evil wherever
it may be, for Indeed Allah knows and Allah subhanho wa Taala is definitely with those who do good. May Allah bless us all and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness masala Allahu wa salam o barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Coloma bionic eye shadow Allah Allah Allah and Mr. Furukawa to blue lake