Channel: Mufti Menk
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sallim ala Muhammad Dean, beloved mothers and sisters in Islam. Allah subhanho wa Taala gives an example to us an example wherein he is he's clarifying how unjust it is and how wrong it is to associate partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala in any way. So he begins by saying that the slaves that you have, what if they were partners with you in the sustenance you have? So for example, I am a person, I've got an income I've got money that I own part of my ownership is a slave that I have. This is just an example that Allah is giving us.
Is it fair for that slave to suddenly become equal to me in my property to claim a right to my own property and what I
Whereas the slave himself or herself is part and parcel of the property? The answer is obviously no. So Allah says, He sets forth for you an example from your own cells. Do you have partners amongst those whom your right hands possess? Do you have partners,
amongst your slaves to share as equals in the wealth that we have bestowed upon you?
If that was the case, or to share your wealth, do you have slaves who suddenly share your wealth, yet they are part and parcel of your wealth that we have bestowed upon you. And if that was the case, you would fear them.
Why because they perhaps would contest you in decision making and in authority, if they were your equals, they would definitely contest you in decision making an authority. So Allah says, thus we do explain the signs in detail to a people who have sense. Now, if you take a careful look at this, the different translations of the Quran have worded it slightly differently, but the example here is being cited very clearly.
Allah is saying, You people are all my slaves, all of you are my slaves, my worship, as we are all Abdullah rasuluh, meaning the messenger is Abdullah Zulu, and we are very bad ally, we are the worshippers of Allah. He bad also means the slaves of Allah. So if we are all the slaves of Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, is it correct for any one of us to install ourselves on par with Allah? No. And is it correct for any one of us to dish out instructions against the instructions of Allah? No, because we are slaves and he is the owner. He is the boss. So Allah says, I am drawing your example if if you were to have slaves, and if those slaves became on par with you suddenly once they were
still slaves of yours, it would definitely be something unthought of something that would not be imagined, because if they were your property, how can they then own part and parcel of the decree and the decision and whatever else you own? So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala, saying, we explain it to you do not associate partners with Allah, there is a creator and the rest is the created, you worship the creator alone in every single way. The next verse, Allah Subhana, Allah Allah says, As for those who have oppressed, and Allah mu here refers to all the types of oppression including Chirac which is the biggest oppression possible. That is association of partnership with Allah
initiated Caledonia Halim indeed, schilke is the greatest oppression of all.
Allah says, May, those who do wrong they follow their own lusts without knowledge. This means if you have knowledge and you follow that knowledge, then you will be able to worship Allah alone. And you will understand the last plan when you do not have knowledge you will never understand Allah's plan. So always try to increase your knowledge. And if you do not have knowledge you will be from amongst those who can wrong yourselves very greatly. May Allah protect us all. We all need to increase our knowledge No matter how much we think we have, we need to constantly increase it and we need to make sure we achieve beneficial knowledge. So Allah says, such people who have no knowledge and such
people who have oppressed themselves, who will guide them,
when Allah sent them astray,
who will guide them,
when Allah has sent them astray if Allah has misguided people, there is no ways that those people will be guided.
And when Allah has guided people, then nothing can misguide them, may Allah make us from those who are guided. This is why every day we say, in a Serato stuck him so many times, Guide us to the straight path. So Allah says
they will have no helpers.
On the day of judgment, no helpers the day they die, no helpers in this world, no helpers in the era, no helpers, they might be in this world, they might just look at others and feel that they have benefited a little bit here and they but in reality, there are things in this world, that Allah will not permit for them to be helped in. Like we've said in the past, that if someone is sick or ill, sometimes they can do what they want. cure is in the hands of Allah, Allah may not kill them. And sometimes Subhana Allah, a person cannot achieve sleep Sometimes a person cannot achieve alleviation of some form of worry that they might have in their minds only Allah can can get that for us and do
it for us. This is why I tend to ask
Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open the doors for us all. Allah says he is instructing us after that he says, For archeologica Dini hanifin. So set you all Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, your face towards the religion of pure Islamic monotheism haniff, purity, meaning face in the direction, face your face, in the direction of what is pure. And what is the worship of Allah alone worship none other than Allah, this is what the lysing instruction to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and to every single one of us thereafter, and this worshipping Allah alone is the nature upon which Allah has created men upon
men is created in such a way, in a specific way, by Allah, that by nature, he is led to believe in in one Allah one God, there is one creator, one supreme deity, who we owe our entire existence to. But when we contaminate that, by the environment, and by our upbringing, sometimes then people begin to worship wealth, they begin to worship people, they begin to worship graves, they begin to worship saints, they begin to worship other people, they begin to worship so many different things, not realizing that worship is for Allah alone, Allah alone. And this is why we always say Allah and Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, to show us how to worship him. That's it, how to worship Him. If you
worship Allah alone, you will have to worship him the way Mohammed Salah Salaam has taught you how to worship Him, and has taught us how to worship him any other way would be wrong. So Allah is saying, set your face in that direction of worshiping Allah alone, for indeed, worshiping Allah alone is part of the fitrah and the nature that Allah has created mankind upon. There is no change in the original creation of men. Allah has created everyone with that inclination, the natural instinct of men, the natural inclination of men. I want to stop there for a moment today, people who are promoting homosexuality and various other types of behavior, they are saying that oh, you know,
it's just the basic instinct, some people are created that way inclining towards that direction. Islam believes that is nonsense. Islam believes that that is unacceptable. In Islam, we say that Allah has created us upon a certain instinct, which is the instinct of purity in worship, and purity of actions, and then your environment, your environment contaminates you, depending on what type of an environment you are living in, and the upbringing you have. So the Hadith says, mommy mo Luthien Illa, Allah to Allah, Allah for Ababa, Danny, oh, Yana serani Oh, yamatji Sammy, every single child is born upon the nature that Allah has created it upon the basic instincts of purity, in terms of
worship and deeds. And then the parents as the person goes up, they either turn them towards Christianity, or Judaism or fire worshipping and so on. So this hadith shows the role of the environment and the upbringing in contaminating the nature or in changing the nature of the instincts or changing those instincts that man was created upon. So when a person is hooked on to pornography, when they are busy watching nudity and nakedness throughout the streets, when they are fed up of the way they have been living, because the environment is promoting so much of this promiscuity, they then try to incline towards that which is unnatural, because their instincts are
being contaminated with by the environment. And then they start thinking, Oh, perhaps I'm gay, perhaps I'm inclined to the same gender. Perhaps I need to do this and that they get sick of themselves. They want to tattoo themselves on their foreheads. And they want to tattoo themselves all over their bodies in a way that they regret. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and May Allah not reduce us to animals.
So this is why it's important for us to know how Islam looks at this type of thing. People are saying, Oh, it's not a sickness. Islam says it is a sickness, a spiritual illness as well as physical sickness that is traceable. Through that person's upbringing. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our offspring and grant us all goodness. This is why we say my mothers and sisters when you dress appropriately, you promote proper marriages. When you fulfill the rights of Allah subhanho wa Taala and do the duties you have unto him. you promote a healthy environment, that is the nature upon which Allah has created man upon but when you start following your whims and fancies, like
Allah says in these verses, that you know, people who just follow their own whims and fancies and so on. Then you become a statistic of the people who are promoting
feis you know, if you look at the clubs and the you know, the nightclubs, and the pubs and all these places of intoxication and so on,
they make the pure youngster
they make the pure younger feel for a moment
that he wants to go there to see what it's all about.
When he goes there, his nature is contaminated. And he starts inclining towards that which is unnatural. For this reason, there will come a time when he will be depressed, stressed, upset, mentally disturbed as well. Why? Because he has played with the nature that Allah has created him upon. A woman will never ever, ever achieve internal peace unless she submits to a loss instruction. Did you know that Why? Because it is unnatural not to submit to Allah instruction, you are now following something that you will realize somewhere down the line, something is lacking in me, I don't have this happiness, I am looking for the happiness where is the happiness that just follow
Allah natural way that he created you upon and do not get sucked into the unnatural contamination of the world. And you will find happiness. When a person commits adultery, it might seem so delicious for a moment. But immediately after that, they will begin to not only regret but they feel the remorse so much so that as they grow older, they start thinking what is this life all about? Well, if you were following Allah, you would know what the life is all about. May Allah grant us forgiveness.
When a person follows the wrong road, it is the road that is unnatural. This is why we have powerful verses like these were allies telling us follow my instruction and you will come up with a beautiful life. When you worship me, you will understand as you're going old, you're going to smile that I'm going to meet Allah but when you haven't been worshipping me, as you become older, you get more and more depressed, ooh, I'm going to die and everything is going to be left behind in the world. That's how people feel. So by right we are supposed to be people who understand Allah as planned. So Allah says, This is the nature upon which we have created you follow that pure nature, it will lead you
towards finding Allah and understanding his plan. So my brothers and sisters, this this verse, we can sit with it for hours on end, but as you know, we normally just summarize and we'd like to take lessons or two and then continue inshallah, we have this on a weekly basis this session.
And we do not go into too much of detail.
But we'd like to explain in order to draw the attention of ourselves, towards the greatness of Allah and towards the worship of Allah alone. So Allah says,
that is the deen no change,
no change, let there be in the in the creation of Allah, the religion of Allah here as well. So this is also an interpretation of a lot of de la Illa. Allah has created us in a way there is no change in the creation in the original creation of Allah, He has created us in order to worship Him and there will be no change in that as well. So that religion will remain steadfast Delica Dino Karim, that is the straight religion straight religion monotheism. But most men do not know this is taken from Tafseer tabari. Thereafter, Allah says, and remain always turning in repentance to Allah alone, when ebina la Inaba, Allah Allah, always repent to Allah, that will bring about a lot of hope that
is also part of nature, where we are to repenting to Allah turning to Allah Allah forgive me, forgive us Allah, be afraid.
Meaning be conscious of him. What the COO be conscious of Allied all times. And then Allah Swati masala fulfill your Salah wallet akuna Minal Mashallah kina Mina Marina for Rocco Dena home, what kind of Shia and do not be from amongst those who are mucinex those who are polytheists either latest disbelievers in the oneness of Allah, of those who split up their religion, don't be from those who split up their religion, you know, they follow the deen sometimes they don't follow it sometime follow it suits them don't follow it suits them change where they have to or they want to, and they leave it where it suits them. No, we should be from amongst those who follow completely and
who worship Allah alone. There are some people who worship Allah when they are on a ship. And when they are back on land they don't like Allah speaks about the Muslims of Mecca. We spoke about it in the past. Some people are promising a lot of big, big promises when there is turbulence on an aircraft. Suddenly when they land they are back to their old ways and habits. That shouldn't be the case. We should be people who are consistent. We do not associate partners.
As with Allah, May Allah forgive us and grant the steadfastness. So Allah says Kondo has been the malady in theory when
you have all these sects and all these different groups, they are rejoicing in that which they are with. Each one is saying I'm on hack. I'm on the true path. I'm on the true path. The other one is saying I am on the true path, that one is saying I am on the true path. This one is saying, No, we are the true path you are a stray so who is on the true path, the one who returns to the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam is on the true path. And the one who is bothered about worshiping Allah alone is on the true path. So the minute we worship things are people besides Allah, we are diverting from the true path. The minute we turn away from the Sunnah of Mohammed Salah Salem, which
means his instructions his entire lifetime, his ways, his teachings, when we turn away from that, we are turning away from the true path. This is why always be in search of what is correct to do in terms of what the instruction of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was. May Allah protect us from innovation and may He protect us from association of partnership with Allah Subhana Allah to Allah.
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when men is afflicted with some evil or some harm,
then they call out to Allah, turning to Allah.
So, men and this man here we talking of the species of men and nurse, the people, when people are afflicted
by something harmful,
they turn to Allah
calling out to Allah. You know, you have a health problem call out to Allah. This is what Allah is saying, in look at men.
When harm touches men, they cry sincerely to the Lord, turning to him in repentance, but when he gives them a taste of His mercy, behold, a party from them. associates partners in worship with their Lord Allahu Akbar, when we are crying Allah grant me Shiva. Allah grant me Kyo, Allah grant me sustenance, Allah protect my children, Allah grant me offspring, Allah grant me this and grant me that then we are calling out to Allah. Once we have those things. Allah says some of the people, they turn away from Allah, they forget Allah, they start worshipping other things, they start deciding things against the decisions of Allah. Allah is warning us.
Allah says Leah for Ruby Martina so as to be ungrateful for the graces which we have missed out on them. Look at the ingratitude. They are so ungrateful. When they are not given they quickly call out Oh, please give me as soon as they are given what happens. They start worshipping others besides Allah, they forget that Allah was even in the picture. So Allah is warning us here to say, for tomato for solfatara llamo. Those type of people Allah says to them,
enjoy your short life, you will come to know very soon.
Maybe not be from amongst those, maybe be from them who worship Allah at all times. Thank Allah.
And that gratitude is shown by worshiping Allah even more
by by trying to obey His instruction even more when he has given you what you have asked for.
Allah Allah himself upon? Or have we revealed to them no authority, any form of authority, which speaks to them, of that which they have been associating with him? Did anyone come? Or did any book or scripture come down to them, giving them permission to associate partners with us? Did they get that book or that authority? This is a question from Allah. The answer obviously, is no.
So Allah says, Look at men, men, there is another scenario,
where either must
The previous verse, Allah says, When harm touches men, then he calls out to us sincerely. And now Allah is saying, when we cause men to taste of mercy, then they rejoice during
but when some evil afflicts them, because of their own deeds,
and because of what their own hands have set forth, they become despondent, they display.
They lose hope, either Haumea. Man is strange. Sometimes when he doesn't have or when he's in a harmful situation, painful situation equals out to Allah. And sometimes he begins to lose hope in Allah. But that's his only way. Man, it is Allah alone. Who will be
Able to alleviate whatever you're going through, call out to Him, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah never. He is the most compassionate, he knows why he is doing what he is doing.
This is why we always say, Man, no matter what type of a beautiful life you have, you still have to die. So the people who are suffering are going to die. And those who are not suffering might die before them. Allahu Akbar.
The ultimate winner is he whose life after death is sorted out in the right direction.
So let's look at men. Sometimes, when we have
tested them, they become despondent.
So Allah says, our amuro Do they not see
that it is Allah who provides the provisions? It is Allah, Who gives who lays out the sustenance, for whomsoever He wishes.
And he is labeled.
Let's read the translation here. It says, Do they not see that Allah enlarges the provision, for whom He wills and he straightens it, from whom He wills. What this means is, don't they see that Allah give some and Allah does not give some. Some people work hard from morning to evening. They earn very small amount. Some people don't work hard, but they earn a lot. Some people they will don't work at all, but they are rich. And some people, they work extremely hard and they are the poorest of the poor. Allahu Akbar.
This is Allah Allah plan. Allah says we have given this is why education
is not connected to the amount of sustenance you shall have. Have you ever thought of that? Some of the wealthiest people have not been passed grade seven or 11, or some secondary certificate, and some of them are wealthy, very wealthy.
And some people who are struggling have university degrees, they are jobless luck. So Allah says, Don't they see this? Our lm era Do they not see that it is Allah, who chooses whom to give more wealth to and whom to hold back from? in Allah, Allah, Allah is indeed in that
there are Signs for those who believe you believe in Allah, you will understand these signs call out to Allah for RTL. Kotoba. So Allah is telling you, you if you believe, learn to be kind to your family members, your relatives, give to the Kindred is do
fulfill the right of your family members, not only to be kind to them, but look after them if you have been given wealth, and they do not have
fulfill the rights. Today, it's not easy to fulfill the rights of family members.
So Allah draws the attention to that,
in so many places in the Quran, and even in the Sunnah of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.
Because when you have a larger family, there will always be a small issue or two that you may be facing. Allah says Watch out, that's your test. We've made you born into that home and that family for a reason, there is a reason we want to test you through a specific way. And channel. One of the ways is how will you treat your family members, those whom we gave the qualification known as family membership.
How will you talk to them, treat them, help them and so on.
Very important. So Allah says give them their due, and give the due to the miskeen to the poor person.
miskeen is a needy person, help the needy wobbliness Sabine, and the wayfarer person who is stuck on the street, wayfarer, someone traveling
valleca hiren. Live in a region that is best for you.
For who, for those who would like to seek Allah's pleasure, the countenance of Allah subhana wa Taala and it is they who will be successful,
who will be successful, those who help the poor, those who help the needy, those who fulfill the rights of their family members, those who are Mashallah reaching out to others and helping people Allah says they will be successful, they will be truly successful.
Then Allah draws in example, in this world. When you have $1,000 and someone says give it to me, I will multiply it in two weeks.
100% in two weeks? Yes. Give it to me. So people start giving it to them. Why? Because they are greedy. That's why greedy greed,
you need to find out what are you going to do with the money? Is it halal? Is it not?
Have I risked Have I not man does not want to risk his capital. But he wants profit. That's men.
Greed overtakes people, when they want to multiply that wealth. So Allah knows this in verse number 39. Look at our powerful Allah says, that which you have given
to others in order that it may increase your wealth by expecting to get better in return from the property of others.
It has no increase with Allah.
When you give people some amount, and you want from them, and amount of usury or interest in return, to make your wealth more, Allah says, that will leave you with nothing in the account of Allah, nothing. It won't grow with Allah, it might have grown in terms of figures, but with Allah there is no growth.
The FC ribnica theory, he has translated it slightly differently in one of his the Tafseer.
He says, that which you give in gift to others, in order that it may increase your wealth by expecting to get a better one in return from other other people's property has no increase with Allah. But the other move Assyrian have spoken of interest because the term Riba is used here, where a person takes his wealth, and he goes to give it to someone to get back an amount of interest from them, they have done something wrong in order to earn figures, they might get those figures, but in the account of Allah, they have got nothing.
And the same verse continues to say, warmer potato means a cutting that which you have given in charity, seeking a lot of pleasure seeking the countenance of Allah subhana wa Taala, then those will be the ones who will increase, they will have a lot of increase for all our human mobilephone they will have increased, notice Allah does not say increase in that wealth, because in that case increases in everything. When you have given a charity alone increase you in Baraka in your health, in your wealth, in your life, in your children, in your, your deeds, in your time in everything you have in your, in your grave, in your in your meeting with Allah and so on, in your piety in your
contentment. So, money cannot really achieve everything it can achieve part but if it is used wisely, it will help you achieve those things which you cannot buy with wealth.
Allahu Akbar. So this is Allah. Allah says,
what you have given to an interest to the people, you won't be able to achieve anything.
But what you have given to Allah, in terms of the sadaqa, and the Zakat and so on. So Allah says, that will definitely be increased for those people.
Then the last verse we read today, Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah, it is Allah who created you, Allah made you through Morocco, then he provided for you. Why would he make you if he did not have provisions for you? Who made you and it is Allah who is providing for you and He will always provide
for me to come then he will cause you to die. So look at this, man, don't get excited. Why don't get excited because Allah made you he will provide for you and then he's taking you away.
Imagine that's the circle of Allah. He created you, he gave you then he takes you away.
That means this world is a test. That's all it is. Because people are coming in here they are eating and earning then they are dying going back to Allah. Amazing. That's the circle. Allow Ludhiana cocoon, from Morocco from Miami to come then you know, what's the fourth thing from why you're here? Come then he will resurrect you.
Why to ask you right? I made you alive. I provided for you. I caused you to die. Now I brought you back to life to ask you what you did when I gave you that life, which was they to taste you? Because
that's it. Amazing verse of Allah subhanho wa Taala. It wakes you up my mothers and sisters we cannot lose focus of this. Allah says Allah has created you. He is the one who will provide for you. How much will he provide for you what you need
And what he knows will be enough for you. And he will give you that which might be excess to test you, what do you do with it?
Amazing. I want to give you an example. mothers and sisters Say for example, I have a salary of $1,000 a month Mashallah $12,000 a year hamdulillah Suddenly,
I am being for example, I'm being retrenched.
And they the boss tells me right, we are going to give you a package What is your package? $50,000 Okay, you're so excited. Wow, I'm sitting now 50,001 big amount. What are you going to do with that? Well, you know what, it's more than what I use every month. So, let me invest in some way Wow, clever, clever intelligent.
Why invest in you know, for a rainy day, tomorrow I might need you know, my children might need it, you know, something, at least I can prepare something Mashallah very clever, good thinking is? So, you have your 1000 a month now you have 50,000? So, you want to invest it? Why should you put it in Why? So that it will help you in the future, if you t u. r e future, it will help me in the future. So I invested it and put it some way so that tomorrow, I can keep on getting every month, every week, some amount, so that I can live my children can live and everyone is okay. And I was happy that at least I got such a big amount. I could use it in that way, Mashallah. What is the real
because you might never see a future here in this world. But you are definitely going to go somewhere, which is known as the future.
That is the era so that 50 that you have take out a little bit, say Allah, I'm going to give out two or five. And this is in order for me to get my agenda so that at least I have a future.
So in this world, yes, my children will continue, and my people and I will continue living,
going to be living for another few years. And I'm going to die after that. So when I'm really alive for the eternal life at that particular time, let me make use of this wealth here, so that I can build my palace in the era. And when I arrived there, and I meet you, and you asked me that I gave you life, I sustained you, I caused you to die. Now I have given you a life again, to ask you what you did. You can say Allah, whatever access you gave me, I divided it into several portions one of them, I spent it in your past to please you so that today when I'm meeting you in the day can be made easy for me.
that is now true intellect. That is intelligence. This is why if you look at some of the Sahaba of the law, and who were given by Allah subhanho wa Taala. They spent their wealth, they spent it on what they spent it on themselves and their family members as what was needed. and thereafter they went out and they searched for causes way to spend charitable causes and so on to build their akhira This is what Allah is saying here.
Now Allah asks us a question.
Now he wants to ask us a question. He says after he says, It is Allah who created
then he sustained which means he provided,
then he will cause to death, when he will resurrect?
Can any of those whom you are associating as partners with him? Do something similar to that?
Subhana whom what Allah usually called Glorified is He and Exalted is He, above all that evil, which they associate with him? That is Allah. So Allah is saying, Don't try to earn through haram means don't worship others besides Allah, it will not help you in any way. Don't turn towards those besides Allah in worship, and do not bend Allah rules in order to please anyone besides Allah. No. You need to worship Allah as best as you can constantly seek forgiveness constantly turned towards him. Make sure you protect yourself from all forms of disobedience and association of partnership with Allah and make sure you understand the provider is Allah, He will not give you what you want in
this world, because he has kept a paradise in which that will happen for you if you work in this world in a way that he wants a lot of work.
So this is why my mothers and sisters let us try our best to obey the instruction of Allah and to turn to Allah in every single way. inshallah next week, we may continue with Allah
gives us the ability to do so from verse number 41. And until we meet again then we say luck keep us pondering over the verses that he has revealed. May He make us strong and steadfast wa Salatu was Salam. ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Hamdi Subhana, Allah Mohammed kenisha to Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to Hoylake