Channel: Mufti Menk
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inshallah we will be reading from verse number eight of surah to room which inshallah will be from page number 540. of the Noble Quran that we're using our will to Bill him in a Shantanu rajim Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem,
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al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa
salam ala Medina.
We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala Send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his household all his companions May Allah bless every single one of us as well. My dearest mothers and sisters in Islam, we heard regarding the Romans in the opening verses of this particular surah last week. And this week, Allah subhanho wa Taala is asking us to see what has happened to the people before us. And he is drawing our attention to the fact that they have had more than us they were more powerful than us and still, when they belied they were destroyed. Ultimately, I have to go You have to go but those who go whilst Allah is displeased with them have everything
to be upset about or have lost everything. And those who go whilst Allah is pleased with them, even if they go at an early age have actually won. So we need to understand this very, very carefully. Because nobody knows the date of death. At the same time, each one of us knows that we have to earn the pleasure of Allah so if we die whilst earning the pleasure of Allah, good news, may Allah make us from amongst those. And if we die whilst earning the Wrath of Allah, then obviously we stand to lose May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this. This is why Allah says,
Do they not think deeply in their own selves about themselves how Allah created them from nothing, and similarly he will resurrect him. So that's point number one. Allah says resurrection cannot be doubted by anyone who has a brain anyone who
Saying, Allah created you from the beginning? Don't you look into yourself? Did you just appear here out of nothing? The Blackboard we see in this room? Did it appear here just like that. And the ceiling we have was it here suddenly the paint on the walls or the walls themselves or the floor? Or the carpet or the curtain? Whatever it is the phone you have? Did it just pitch up there? Well, man is a much more sophisticated creature than all of the things we just mentioned. So if these things could not have just come up like that, remember men definitely did not just come up like that. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant a sound intellect, and may He make us realize and understand. So
Do they not see within themselves and think deeply? That the same way we have created them from nothing, we will be able to resurrect them, it's even easier. So Allah says, Allah has created not the heavens and the earth, and all that is between them except with truth. And for an appointed term, everything is going to come to an end. And indeed, many of mankind deny the meeting with Allah. Many people deny that they are going to meet Allah. in two ways this denial occurs. One is denial, really within the heart, where people disbelieve in the ACA, you know, What is surprising is when the atheist or agnostic approaches death, he knows that I'm going to a to a place. I don't know
where exactly, but I'm going some way he knows he's going some way, he won't be able to give you a defined answer. The only people who have a definite answer are those who believe in the scriptures that were revealed. So this is why we realize that even those who disbelieve
and meaning they disbelieve in all forms of
deity, they have absolutely no belief in anything whatsoever. They think that everything is completely natural. It happened by nature, we're going to be perhaps reincarnated and so on, they have great doubts in their hearts, where are we going to go? It is a movement who is very certain, they know they are going to meet with Allah. So there are two types of disbelief in the meeting with Allah. One is, as I just mentioned, this believing properly or really in the meeting with Allah and two is claiming to believe in the meeting with Allah. But the life is led in a direction which shows otherwise, or which is heading in a different angle, or in a different way in a different direction.
Because some of us claim, yes, we're going to meet with Allah, what did you do? What's your deeds all about? Have you prepared for the meeting? Do you really believe that you're going to meet with Allah? Or are you just saying it by tongue? So we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant the tongue and the heart conformity and to make them in one track One Direction? May Allah subhanahu wa taala, open our doors and grant us ease. Then Allah says, Well, those who disbelief and those who think that they're going to go nowhere?
Do they not travel in the land? And see what was the end of those before them? They were superior to them in strength.
And they tilled the land and populated it in greater numbers than these pagans. Then these people of Makkah, have done. And the lesson is for everyone.
And they came to them. They are messengers, with clear proofs, with verses with signs with warnings. Surely Allah wrong them not that they used to run themselves. So Allah is warning us all. Yes, the lesson might have been directed to the pagans of Makkah at the time. But Allah subhanho wa Taala is wanting us all with this verse to say, look at the people before you. The warnings came to them, the messengers came to them, the verses came to them, everything came to them reminders came to them, but they didn't turn. And when and they were larger in number they were more powerful. They tilled the land more, they had more children, they had more power, more wealth, and Allah says we still
destroyed them. And Allah says who wronged who they? Did we wrong them. No, we didn't we want them we told them. If someone want you to say you know what, there is something coming in this direction. And if you didn't take a warning, then it's your fault. Allah protect us.
So Allah says in the next verse, an evil was the end of those who did evil, those who did bad, how was their ending?
It was definitely a bad ending. Because they belied the verses, the proofs, the evidences, the lessons, the signs, the revelations, the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala and made a mockery of them. So those who want to make a mockery of the verses of Allah, the warnings of Allah, the messengers of Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. Allah says, they will be leading an evil life and they will die according to the life they have laid
This is why Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has told us that you die according to the manner in which you live. You live as a Muslim, you die as a Muslim. You live as an obedient person, you die in obedience, you live sinful Allah forgive us, one would not like to die in the condition of sin, and one would not like to be resurrected upon the condition of their death if they've died in the wrong way. This is why I say and I constantly say my mothers and sisters, take your time in Salah,
read every Salah as though it is the final Salah that you are going to read that is the warning or the reminder of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam to us and take your time in sajida. Take your time relax, spend a little bit more time in your sujood Can I tell you one of the positive points of that would be you are increasing the chances of dying in the condition of such depth.
And if you die in that condition, you're resurrected in that condition. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us and may He make us from those really, who can have a good death and we can be resurrected upon a good condition with the right people, not with those who are wrong. Like the Hadith says you are resurrected with those whom you loved and imitated and tried to be with. So one wonders how those who try and impress and imitate, you know the pops of the world may Allah protect us and those who are evil, those who are satanic. It we have Muslim men who try and follow them imitate them in every single way. How will they die and how will they be resurrected? May Allah save
us in our offspring, may he save humanity at large me. So Allah says, Allah alone originates the creation and he will repeat it, then to him, you will be returned, which means Allah is the only creator. Allah is the one who made entire creation right from the beginning. And he will repeat the whole process again, in whatever way he wishes to resurrect every single one. And Allah says, you will be returned to him.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says, well, Yama takamasa you beliefs will move to the moon, you know the criminals. Allah describes what will be their condition on that day, on the day when the hour will be established. The Day of Resurrection, the day of judgment, the disbelievers, the sinners, the criminals, the polytheists,
will be plunged into destruction with deep regrets and sorrows and dispay. They will be plunged into the sadness because they will be seeing reality. And Allah says wollombi akula homing Shoraka him schufa no intercessors will they have from those whom they used to worship with Allah or besides Allah, the partners whom they associated with Allah will not be able to help them.
And they will themselves reject and deny their partners. On that day, they will speak out to Allah saying what we did was wrong. Or they will try to call out, Allah will say to them, call out those partners whom you used to ascribe with me. Let's see what they do for you today. Those partners will be divided into two groups, those who themselves will be in disarray, and those who are totally free from this type of worship. And they will say yeah, Allah, we never ever told these people to worship as such as Jesus May peace be upon him, he will be free from the association that the others have engaged in after his time, and placed him upon a pedestal that was on par with Allah, He will say
Allah, I did not tell them to do this, they did it, I am free from all this. So he will be upon goodness, and those who associated him as a partner with the maker, will be upon loss.
So this is why it's very important for us to realize this particular point. Never, ever render an act of worship to anyone besides Allah. We can repeat this a million times and a billion times. It is the whole purpose of entire creation, to worship Allah alone without associating partners with him. That's my test. Whether it is a stick or a stone or a grave or a saint or a prophet. Never, ever render an act of worship, to anyone who is created no one, the creator is totally separate from the created, the creator is all on one side. Yes, there are certain creatures who are higher than others with the highest being Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, by all means we respect by all means, we
honor by all means we praise by all means, we have hope in the intercession of, there is no problem with that. But there is a problem the minute we render an act of worship, to anything that is created, no matter what level it is upon, we only worship Allah. Nothing, nothing can be worshipped with Allah or besides Allah subhanho wa Taala
mothers and sisters that statement can be repeated a million times and a billion times throughout the day, every single day as a warning for all of us, because read the Quran open it, it is clear cut. It is full of warnings of this regard. So this is why don't lose focus. Remember, worship Allah alone, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grandma's Goodness, goodness comes to you from Allah.
Everything comes to you from Allah. Allah is the controller of entire creation. And Allah is in control of absolutely every aspect of creation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, and May He grant us goodness. So Allah says, On that day, no intercessors will they have from those whom they used to make equal with Allah as partners, their so called associate gods, and they will themselves reject and deny their partners. Thereafter, Allah says once again, and on that day, when the hour will be established, that day, shall all men be separated, the disbelievers the believers will be separated from the disbelievers and everyone will be on their own law cabal. And this is why Allah
subhanho wa Taala says, We will judge you. The Hadith says every single person shall communicate with Allah, no translator in the middle, no one in the middle to explain what you what you are saying. Allah asks you, you're going to answer what did you do? Why did you do this? Why did you associate partners with me? Why did you end the act of worship to someone to x, y and Zed? Why did you not obey my instruction? Why did you not fulfill the obligations I placed on your shoulders? and so on? You need to answer Allah. One of the good answers is to engage in repentance Allah I did wrong, and I sought forgiveness. And here are my pages full full of seeking forgiveness. This is why
the Hadith says give good news to he on whose pages a lot of repentance is found or on whose page a lot of repentance is found. May Allah make us from those who repent regularly.
Then Allah says,
For a man Latina among these two will be separated the believers and the disbelievers. As for the believers, as for those who believe in the oneness of Allah, and did righteous good deeds, such shall be honored, and made to enjoy a luxurious life forever, in a garden of delight, known as paradise Alfredo, dos, Allahu Akbar. So those who believe and did good deeds,
they shall be honored, they shall be made to enjoy a luxurious life. Today, we brought our children to work hard at school. We have extra tuition for our children, why? We want to see them doing well when they win a prize. Wow, we're proud of them. hamdulillah why we worked hard, we encourage them, we made them read books, we made them do this and do that. And we're so happy that they pass the exams, they made their grades to go to university to become doctors were so excited. Why don't we look within ourselves. Half that effort or a fraction of that effort would be required for you to succeed with the grades that will result in the ability to pass into the garden of paradise. Allahu
Akbar, Allahu Akbar, my mothers and sisters, what better message can they be? Besides the message of Allah we always say, the words of Allah don't move you. Nothing will move you.
Nothing can move you. If Allah is instruction, and these words don't move you you think my words can move you. You think someone else's words can move you. The power of the word can only be that of the word of Allah. So anyone who utters a powerful word, it is because they have either uttered the words of Allah or explaining the words of Allah to you. Those are powerful words, the most powerful words.
If they haven't shifted you, from bad to good, and from darkness to light, nothing else can do you good. In fact, if anything else is shifting you it can only be shifting you to the wrong direction.
If anything else, some people say you know this music is shifting me. They've got good lyrics and good this and good that it can only be shifting you to the wrong direction. Now Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us grant us ease and goodness me he opened our doors May He grant us ease my mothers and sisters. We really need to do our best to try and earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, What Amala Dena cafaro aka the boo boo, Tina Juanita Akira, and as for those who disbelieved and belied our verses are evidences are proves they belied our science our revelations they belied the messengers they belied resurrection, Allah says,
and those who belie the meeting of the hereafter such shall be brought forth to the torment of hellfire. So those who did not believe
what do they expect me Allah
Allah to Allah protect us from this type of category. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us ease and goodness Allah says, For Subhana Allah, so glorify Allah to Allah wa Hina to beehoon. So glorify Allah, above all that evil that they associate with him. Oh believers, glorify Allah alone. When you come up to the evening,
the sunset time, and when you enter the morning, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness, glorify Allah at night, and in the morning, at the daytime. Now, some people think that this verse refers to
a ruling, that means you only need to pray thrice a day. That is wrong. It's absolutely absurd. Because the verse speaks about glorifying Allah, glorifying Allah in the evening and in the morning. So some say the afternoon is not mentioned. This is the glorification of Allah. Allah has not said that there are just three salads a day, five Salah are clearly explained.
And there are other verses which explain the prayer of the afternoon. So let us never ever be struck by those who say you've only got to play pray thrice. And this is the verse of the Quran Subhana Allah Hina tsuna ye notice behold, one could say it means declare the great the greatness of Allah or the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the evenings and in the mornings, so declaring the praise of Allah during the prayer or after prayer does not necessarily mean that it is referring solely to the prayers. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from wrong belief. Remember, we believe in the Quran, and we believe that the sooner explains the Quran. We believe that the Hadith
of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam explains it clarifies it, and makes it clear and in fact has in it an explanation of all rules and regulations, which will clarify what the Quran has come with. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness this is why we are called 100. Suna all the people who not only believe in the Quran, but they believe in the Summa and they believe in the Sahaba the group of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu and we believe that they will all do all of them will adjust they will upright May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us, unlike some deviant groups who believe that all the Sahaba were hypocrites she as of today, they believe that all the Sahaba hypocrites and a lot of
them exited the fold of Islam besides just six of them. Now this is the belief of the Shia Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such deviant belief. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us respect of all the companions, whatever happened between them was between them, and we believe that they were all better than us. And this is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says letter subrace hobby for leadin fcbd Hello unfuckin hadoken Mila Hubba Marbella Rama, howdy molana seefeld. Do not insult even a single companion of mine for indeed, if any one of you
who came later were to spend the amount offered full of gold, it will never equate even the handful of theirs or half a handful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to utter the term rhodiola and with every one of the sahabas names, may Allah be pleased with all of them, and may he be pleased with us as well. So Allah says, Well, I will do this somewhat. He is the owner of pays, he is the owner of all praise To Him belongs all praise Allahu Akbar, they belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. His, all the praises and thanks in the heavens and the earth, He created everything. So All praise belongs to the one who made everything at all completely everything or praise belongs to
Him, who created the skies and the earth. So Allah says, and he's all the praises, and thanks in the heavens and the earth. The angels are glorifying him. The people are glorifying him. The creatures are glorifying him, the trees, the stones, the stars, the skies, the heavens themselves, glorifying him, to Him belong the praises, and thanks in the heavens and the earth
and they glorify Him in the afternoon. So this is now the sort of prayer Look what Allah subhanho wa Taala has said.
While I will handle this, somehow it will have the washi and so now the answer the prayers mentioned. And this is why we say when you read a verse don't just think that that's the only verse in the Quran. There are many other verses and the collectively they make up the Sharia together with the explanation within the Sunnah, as well as the jurisprudence that is derived from the Quran and the Sunnah. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all, and grant us ease. So here Allah says, offer the sort of prayer. And when you come up to the time when the day begins to decline of the local prayer, this is the interpretation of navbars or the long run. These are the five congregations
Praise made up within these two verses.
So verse number 17, speaking of three of them, and verse number 18, speaking of two of them, and this is the interpretation of it now bustle of the long run, mentioned it of sera tabari, and the bnab bustle of the law and was a Sahabi. And he was a great professor of the Quran, and he knows better than I do, and you do, what exactly these verses were referring to. And they are opinions of the others as well which make mention of the praising of Allah glorification of Allah throughout the day, the night the afternoon Subhana Allah Al hamdu, lillah, Allahu Akbar, before and after the prayers, the compulsory and obligatory prayers and even during those prayers, so these verses would
mean fulfill your five daily prayers and they would also mean that praise Allah declare his praise morning, afternoon, evening and night, Allahu Akbar, Allah make us from those who declare his praise, not only by mouth, but even by our actions, whatever we do, whatever we say, Allah blessings be upon us. So Allah says,
You heard you'll hear me now. Remember, he brings out the living from the dead. Like he brought man from, from dust from clay.
And he brings out the dead from that which is living, Allahu Akbar, Allah gives so many examples. And here Allah as examples are so great, you know, the egg that comes out of the chicken, for example, at a stage it is considered dead, but it came out of something living and after that Allah removed something living from that which is dead, so the chicken comes out of the egg again, when asks what came first, the egg or the chicken? Do you know what's the Islamic answer? The chicken, Allahu Akbar, why Allah created the chickens. And they are after he created the system, just like men, Allah created men, and thereafter he created the reproductive system within men that gave rise
to every single one of us. It's clear in the Quran. So the same applies the creatures of Allah that give birth, or they lay eggs, the creatures were created, and the eggs were the result of the plan of Allah that was in place for reproduction. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding brilliant, brilliant, brilliant creatures that Allah created. Allah created men in a perfect posture as Allah says, and this is why we constantly say,
my dearest mothers and sisters, look at your posture. unluckily ated your feet, your hands, your face, your lips, your eyes, your eyelashes, your eyebrows, your pupils, your iris. Allah created your your fingertips, your nails, each one is in the proper place. Can you think of a better place to put any organ of yours?
Even the hair that grows? Can you think of a better place? To put it? That's a question. So Allah says, la de la Canal in Santa Fe x. Anita, when we created mankind in the best of postures, wow. Think of your toes. Would you like? Or do you think that there is a better place to place the toe? Can the Toby in the middle? Think of it for a moment?
Can the toe be on the sides? The big toe?
What do you think? Can the thumb be where the baby finger is? Think of it. This is what Allah says he created and he has perfected the creation according to what he wants. SubhanAllah he knows
Allahu Akbar, for us and
Allah subhanho wa Taala has created in the best way he knows. So this is why we cannot compete with Allah don't think it was just a coincidence. Your heart is in a specific place, they can be no better place to have your heart.
Allahu Akbar, you know, sit and ponder over it. It isn't a bother to sit and think about these things. Because sitting and thinking about the creation of Allah, which makes you say Suba Han Allah and hamdu Lillah Allahu Akbar, that is in fact an instruction Allah instructs the believers to save ponder over my creation, so that you can understand the greatness of the Creator Himself.
So Allah says, your fridge will hire me now. As we said, he brings out the living from the dead.
And he brings out the dead from the living, and he revives the earth after its death, and thus shall you be brought out and resurrected. Let's pause there for a moment and give a few examples. Example number one, like we said,
you have the egg that comes out of the chicken and you have a chicken that comes out of the egg number one, number two, you have what is known as the birth of a child when the mother lost its life. We have had it we have had instances where an animal is born.
From its mother who died, that's Allah qudra it is power.
And you have sometimes the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala he creates how he wills and how he wishes you have a stillbirth. So a living creature gave bow gave birth to a creature that was not living. That's Allah. So Allah does what he wants as he wishes, and he knows his plan. All this is included in this verse. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
you look at what Allah does to the earth after its death. Take a look at this beautiful rainy season, check the grass. When you're coming on an aircraft landing, you notice how green it is in the season. And then come the season where there is no rain. In our case, the winter is dry.
In the dry winter, you will notice Subhanallah
that the land is all dry. Who gives life to that land later on and how Allah causes the rain to fall. And suddenly it becomes green. The earth is given life once again. The grass grows so tall it becomes a bush that we need to cut it in order to appreciate sometimes that's the will of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So Allah says, that is how you will be resurrected. Don't think that now that you have
become decomposed into the soil and returned to it, that we are unable to resurrect you, my mothers and sisters, you need to know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the greatest and it's Allah really who owns the heavens and the earth. Next week inshallah, we will go into the verses where Allah makes mention of all the signs of Allah, part of His Signs He created you he created spouses for you. He makes you sleep the dreams you have signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala the lightning and everything is a sign of Allah. May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless us all. May He open our doors May He grant us ease and goodness. And really,
may he make us from those who realize and understand and may we be from amongst those who can learn a lesson from his word. For indeed it is not easy to it is not easy to fight the devil who comes in the path of us and listening to a good word. I always say that a good word comes from Allah. And the devil would like to distract you from listening to the good word. Because when you listen to the good word, you will recognize the devil and be able to stay away from him. So there will be many distractions in the path between you and the good word. Only those who fight those distractions will be deserving of hidayah and guidance like Allah says, When levina jahad rufina Lana Deanna home
sabudana those who struggle and strive to come to us and for our cause, they are the ones whom we shall open the doors of guidance for, we will open the paths that lead to us for those who struggle and strive to come towards us. Recognizing the devil and his plan and the fact that he will distract. They will always be distractions, people will tell you don't go don't listen, don't do this, don't do that. Don't worry, you understand is this the word of Allah will then I deserve to listen to it, I will fight shaytan and I will fight the distractions and I will make sure that I will listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala His Word is because that is how I will become a person
who is motivated and spiritualized to turn to my maker alone, so that when I die I have no regrets. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and may we not be from amongst those who are suffocated both in this world as well as in the next May Allah forgive us all, until we meet again sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Mohammed Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic shadow Allah Allah Allah and Mr. Furukawa tuberculate