Channel: Mufti Menk
Sunday Sisters Tafsir Programme, Zimbabwe
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We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his companions all his household and every single one of us may Allah bless us all. My brothers and sisters or should I say my mothers and sisters May Allah Subhana Allah
Allah grant us every form of goodness. The verse I have started with this morning is connected to do a supplication and prayer, every one of us needs to call out to Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah. And we all have our needs that no one can fulfill besides Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, remember, He created us, he is in full control of everything that happens to us. He knows why things happen to us, he has placed us in this world in order to test us and this is what we believe has meaning. So whilst we are allowed to enjoy what is in the dunya, as we've been saying all along, we must make sure that we pass the test in a way that we have prepared for the era. It is natural, when a person
is born, and they grow up, that they start worrying about the house they're going to live in, and the convenience they have, how they look, their clothing, their food, these are needs that Allah has placed, if Allah wanted, he would never have allowed us to see hunger. So we would not need food. If that was the case, perhaps we wouldn't need to earn if he wanted, he would have made us from those who did not need a home or a house or conveyance, and so on. But He created us in such a unique way that we automatically feel hungry we need to eat in order to eat, you need to get some food in order to get some food, you need to give something to someone so that you can get that in return. And this
is where trade comes in. And in order to do that you need to have something yourself. So you need to make use of the energy and the ability that Allah has given you, in order to survive. Subhana Allah, in order to survive, you need to make use of the ability that Allah has blessed you with. And this itself is a lesson for us all to say the same ability, make sure that you have used it in order to survive the life of the Salah not to be cast into Hellfire forever. So this is why this is a small test ground known as dunya, or this world, it lasts a few years, perhaps 70 years on average. And what happens is during this time Allah has if we have to think carefully, Allah has created us in
such a way that automatically we will be able to know that whatever we do in this world in terms of earning materialistically, and so on, or how we use our health and so on, it will benefit us in the world, or it will harm us and it will also benefit us after we die or it will harm us. So in the same way that we know that the money we've kept with us is going to be distributed to others after we've died. And we all know this very well. We also all know that the day we die our health, no matter how good it was before that is gone and gone for good. And it's irrelevant, your body becomes absolutely irrelevant. It goes back into the soil. So from this, we learned that there is a bigger
picture. Allah wants us to prepare for a zero for the life after the eternal life. And evidence is that those who have died have died longer than they ever lived. Those who died perhaps more than 100 years back have not lived for 100 years. So they lived for 70 years. They died more than 100 years ago. And we have now come after them. We need to learn a lesson that they have been dead longer than they were alive. Allahu Akbar.
So what did they prepare that's between them and Allah what I prepare between me and Allah, I'm not answerable to you and you are not answerable to me. But we help one another. We encourage one another. We are answerable to Allah. Ultimately allies want to ask us how did you dress? What did you do? Did you worship Me alone? Did you follow the messenger? Did you add your own innovated acts of worship and believe that that was the way when I sent you a messenger to show you how I wanted to be worshipped and so on. So this is something of utmost importance that we need to continue considering looking into and working towards May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us now. In the
interim, Allah has made us such that we will recognize Him we will call out to Him and we will understand our helpless nature and his independent nature. So Allah says wirkkala or bukem and euro has said, You're a Brahmin means the one who created you the one who nourishes you, the one who brought you up the one who provided for you, the one who still provides for you the one who is in control of every aspect of your existence. He is known as a boon. So wirkkala bukem yo, yo, Rob has said, with the Rooney call out to me, call out to me.
I will definitely answer you. Now. When will I answer? It's up to me. How will I answer you? It's up to me. Will I give you exactly what you want to something slightly different or better? It's all up to me. But you need to keep on calling out to me. You're not allowed to lose hope in the mercy of Allah is part of our test. So for example, a person who is sick and Ill sometimes Allah keeps them sick and Ill because had they been restored in terms of health, perhaps they might forget Allah once again. So this is why we say call out to Allah, not only when you are in need, but even during the smooth days. Everything is moving perfectly well call out to Allah. Thank him. Ask him for more. Ask
him to protect you. Ask him to bless you.
Whenever you have an even more and to end ask him not to take away what he has given you be thankful to Allah. So this is why Allah says, would only call out to me as I promise you, I will respond to you. So he hears us when we call out to Him, yeah, Allah have mercy on us, he hears us, he knows he will have that mercy on us, he records it or it is recorded, and we will definitely see its fruit. And this is why those who kept on calling out to Allah, even if they did not see immediate results, when they die, they will see the reward of that calling to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, because the minute I say, Oh my god, oh my maker, I'm acknowledging his status. The minute I say Allah grant me
cure, I'm acknowledging that in his hands his cure,
or Allah saved my child or Allah grant me, offspring, Allah grant me sustenance, I am acknowledging that he is the owner of everything. So this is part and parcel of worship. So sometimes when our life is extremely smooth, and everything is going well, and we're wealthy and healthy, and you know, we everything looks to sweet and smart, Allah loves us enough to change that for us, so that we turned to him before we die. But what's the point? What is the point of having the most beautiful life and forgetting that there is a life after death? You just have to look at the dead person who was a friend of yours, and you will be able to see that their body is completely lifeless, totally
lifeless. Where did they go? They went somewhere. They are somewhere, they definitely are somewhere. Now. Did they prepare for that day that's between them and Allah, we ask Allah to forgive them. But don't forget that you need to prepare for the same day. Sometimes we make so much of it's still hard for other people. You know, when a person passes away, people gather sometimes at the house of the deceased mela, Grandma, gentlemen, and people start making lots of dua and they say, okay, we want to do this. And we want to do that forgetting themselves. If your dress code has changed, and your worship of Allah has changed positively, and everything else has changed your following of the soul
of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam has changed positively, then you've learned a lesson from that death. And guess what, they will probably be getting a reward because it was through something that happened to them that you learned a lesson. Lord, may Allah grant us Oh goodness. So Allah says, call out to me and I will answer you.
And if you do not call out you are known as a person who's proud. You know, sometimes you need something. May Allah protect us this happened in the house, a lot of times some people expect you to automatically understand what they want. Now that is an insult because they won't it's it's simple. Allah gave you a mouse and a voice talk to them, say please, can you make me a cup of tea, you don't just look at the glass, look at the milk, look at the fridge and look at your wife. And keep on looking at all of all three of them quicker and quicker and make the circle faster and faster. And pretend like the tea suddenly gonna pop up and say, here it is.
You need to speak you need to say something because you are too arrogant to open your mouth to admit that you cannot make that cup of tea or you would like it. Don't be that Oh Allah gave you a mouth all you needed to do is say sweet words however you want to address your spouse, the sweetest words you can because the better the tea will be and the quicker it will come I think so my mothers and sisters you say please can you make me a cup of tea Mashallah I really enjoy. You know, the cup of tea that you make the way you strike the balance, whatever you have to say you say it and the tea will come with a smile. But if you're not prepared to talk, what will happen? It's called arrogance.
So Allah says in Medina, yes, Buna a bad at the first part of the verse alized talking of calling out to Allah. And in the second part he says those who are arrogant those who are proud too proud to worship Me too proud to worship Allah too proud to call out to Allah from this verse we learned that calling out to Allah is worshiping Allah to ask Allah is worshiping Allah because he says yes, duck Burana and a bad at those who are too proud to worship me my worship, too proud to engage in it. So at Luna Johanna medallion, they will be granted entry, they will be made to enter Hellfire
in humiliation was being humiliated completely. May Allah protect us from the so my mothers and sisters call out to Allah call out to Him again and again. And whenever you have a difficulty or problem, remember that Allah loves you because he wants you to call out more and more you get a foot ahead Jude and so on. I remember there was Subhanallah certain person diagnosed with a certain disease and when I met them, they told me the good thing that has come out of this whole thing is I've come so close to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Well for me and you, why do we need to wait for a sickness before we get close to Allah? What if he takes us away without us seeing along sickness
This is why sickness and illness is actually a gift of Allah. Those who die after prolonged illness stand a greater chance to be forgiven by Allah than those who have suddenly just died. Because those who died after lung illness have had a chance to get closer to Allah that was greater than those who suddenly died. So it's up to us who are healthy, to continue to worship Allah and to call out to Him Beautiful, beautiful Subhanallah What a powerful encouragement from Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says just call out to me. Part of you worship is to call out to me the fact that you are humble.
Should I say the humbleness that you have humility is proven through the fact that you are calling out to us to call out to Allah, it's your humbleness, or Allah grant me or Allah bless me, Allah whatever I have is from you, or Allah, it is not me, not my brain, you have given me my own brain. So Allah whatever I have achieved through this intellect is only through you. You know, there are certain people who say, whatever I got this from my intellect, not from Allah, but they forget that they should say whatever I have is from my intellect, my intellect was given to me by Allah, which means whatever I've got is from Allah. That's the complete equation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala,
bless us, and may He make us from those who realize and understand. So, in the next part, Allah subhana wa Taala is telling us what he's made for us. He made everything for us. And he's telling us look to be humble, do not be arrogant, worship Me and continue worshiping Me, me alone and me directly. Allah did not say what color of bucco Moroni. In fact, he said,
he said, your job has said call out to me, I will answer you. He didn't say you're upset, call out to a pious person and he will call out to us and then we will answer him and he will give you He didn't say that they should be an intermediary between you and him. No. He said, You call out to me. Oh, my worship is what color up boom era has said call out to me I will give you so you call out to Allah direct and allow will give you and me May Allah grant us all. And may Allah accept us. This is the beauty of Islam. This is entirely what Islam is based upon. It's called monotheism, worshipping Allah and Allah alone. Now let's read the next few verses because they're all quite connected. So
Allah says, Allah who lidija Allah, Allah has created for you. Jalla here means to create. So Allah has created for you, Allah has made for you. And Layla night, Allah has made for you the night. So the night is made for who for you, in order to do what in order to rest that you may rest there in Lita spoofy, Allahu Akbar, Allah has made the night for you in order that you rest science has proven that the rest of the night is far more valuable and quenching than the rest during the daytime Subhan Allah and the earlier parts of the night are better than the late later parts of the night. And this is why we should be up and praying in the last part of the night. So Allah says,
Allah has created for you from what he made for you is the night and the night he made it so that you can rest in it. So para la, when Hamas, Iran, and he created for you the day so that you can see. So then there is daylight, one of these are not the only reasons why he created night and day. But these are some of the reasons he has created night and day one now hiromasa in Allah Allah, Allah knows, these are just two gifts Allah made mention of the night and the day in this verse, And Allah is saying, Oh look, Allah is full of bounty to mankind. Allah is full of bounty to mankind, he has given mankind everything so much he has given mankind but many of mankind are not thankful. In
gratitude shown by man, now love forgive us. This is why when someone does a favor for you or to you, you need to understand that to thank them is part of being thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala, Allah used your friend, your brother, your sister, your parents, your child, or anyone else to do something good to you. If you say May Allah reward you, you are acknowledging that they have done something good to you and that Allah has allowed them to do that good. So like we say, don't just stop halfway through the equation, complete the equation until it gets to Allah subhanho wa Taala and make sure that you understand ultimately it's all from Allah. So Allah says, I've created for
you the night so that you can rest in the day that you can see. And indeed, Allah is bountiful, Allah is full of bounty to mankind, but most of mankind give no thanks. They are not thankful. But guess what Allah does not need our things. We need to be thankful to Allah, which Lord can ever tell you that only by thanking me is already an act of worship. He doesn't mean the things Allah does not need it. Whether we thank him or not, he still has an he will probably still give and continue giving even those who do not deserve he keeps on giving them but if you think in another verse, Allah says Allah in Shackleton azita nickel, if you are to think I will grant you more, I will give
you much more I will give you increase love whatever. So here Allah subhana wa Jalla then says that the common law
that is a law, that is Allah, Who is Allah, He is the one who gives you even if you are not thankful, and he is the one who has created the night for you for certain reasons and the day for you for certain reasons, and he continues giving and he is the one who is full of bounty to mankind.
So Allah says, Allah como la or buku This is a law that is a law your Rob he is Europe He made you. Conoco Cooley shade, he created absolutely everything.
Do you know what that means? There is none worthy of worship besides him. Don't worship anyone besides Allah that's what it means. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah for Allah to fuckin love Akbar. How then are they turning away? How then are they creating a fabrication? How then are they worshipping others besides Allah, they know Allah made them those people they worship did not make them, they know they are going to return to Allah they are not going to return to those others that they are worshipping, whether they be sticks or stones or saints or whatever else prophets angels, people worship all sorts of things, the sun the moon, Allah says all of them fall
in one bracket you worship Allah alone, or you worship besides Allah.
So some people worship Allah alone. Some people worship besides Allah alone, and some people worship a mixture of both. The winners are only those who worship Allah and Allah alone. Here is the verse and there are so many verses when we say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah, do you know what it means?
It means there is none worthy of worship besides Allah. Why say that when we are worshiping others besides Allah? So where is the declaration of faith, there is none worthy of worship besides Allah, there is no one worthy of worship besides Allah. That's what I used to say when I was a little kid in grade one. And I'm sure we all used to even know the tune that we used to say to Subhana Allah. But as we grow up, we start worshipping things. We worship our desires, our fantasies, that also becomes a god besides Allah, because Allah says Allah Tada, inna, how have you seen the one who has taken his own desires, his own intellect as a god besides Allah, so that proves that they are people
who worship their own brains, be careful, we are meaning we are believers, there is a distinct difference in understanding between those who believe in those who don't believe we believe we believe in the unseen we believe that when we die, we're going to get a return of whatever we've done in this world, and we hope for the mercy of Allah
subhanho wa Taala. So for as long as you've tried throughout your life, by by the will of Allah that trial will never be wasted. It will always bear fruit. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah says, Danny como la hora, bukem, this is Allah that is Allah your Lord. You're the one who created you. The one who nourishes, cherishes, provides protects the one who's in control, the one who chose the one who gives you security, the one who sustains everything. He's the one who created absolutely everything. There is none worthy of worship besides him. How dare they turn away? Then? How dare they create a fabrication or you create a fabrication? How dare you turn away from Allah Subhana
Allah to Allah. Anika la Vina Cano big la lune. Thus, were turned away those who used to deny the proofs and evidence, those who used to deny the proofs versus evidences lessons and so on of Allah.
They were turned away, the same way. They fabricated in a similar way, what happened to them allow?
Thus, were those before you diluted? Who were rejecting the signs of Allah. That's the translation in the Saha international version. So Panama, or should I say translation?
Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, my mothers and sisters. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Look at what else I've created for you. Allahu lidija, Allah Allah common.
It is Allah. It is Allah who made for you the earth, a place of settlement, and the sky structure or a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms. So here he's mentioning three things. He made the earth so that you can settle on it beautiful, look how we, you know we live on the earth, Allah created the skies as a canopy
Subhan Allah, plural and singular, both skies and sky. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says somewhat and in other places he says sama, he speaks of the skies. It also refers to the heavens, it also refers to the direction, upward direction Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, It is Allah who made for you, it is Allah who made for you the earth, a place of settlement, thank Allah, and in that Earth, guess what he placed he placed that which will be of value whilst you live in this world, but it loses its value, the moment you close your eyes. What are these things gold and silver, platinum and gas and petrol and whatever else you have, and the flowers and the produce and
the plants and whatever else there is, including the animals. Allah says all of this is valuable whilst you are on the earth. The minute you close your eyes, everything loses its value, how you used it becomes the value thereafter.
becomes off value thereafter. So Allah Subhana Allah Allah says that you know whilst you are on this earth make use of whatever we have blessed you with in order that the day you die everything is focused upon the day I die the day I die, everything should be focused and you should think about it every single day the day I die when I die this when I die I'd like this to happen that to happen, how will it happen, it will only happen if you have the currency enough to purchase it and that currency is deeds, Salah, worshiping Allah alone, following as much as you can, changing yourself disciplining yourself for the betterment and for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. So Allah
says, It is he who created the earth as a settlement, the skies as a canopy. Imagine the cover the sky one day to crack and we believe it because it's in the Quran, otherwise we would never imagine it. Allah says one day the sky will crack. You know, we have pockets of air when you fly, you can feel them. Sometimes this clear air turbulence, they call it and it's quite dangerous to be honest with you, you know, the plane can drop quite a lot of feet. And you can, you know, really feel so scared at that moment. And you look outside and there are no clouds, pockets of air. That's Allah He created the sky in a way that he wishes, how Subhana Allah, some we may have discovered and some we
will never discover.
So Allah says, We made this for you, it is for you. So you enjoy it whilst you're here, in the obedience of Allah, the Earth is there, you will be able to own a little chunk of it, only to survive for a few more years. And after that, you won't own a droplet of the earth, but you will be elsewhere. If you have the currency to purchase the property there, it will be yours. If not, perhaps through our mercy, we might grant it to you. That's what we are looking forward to mela granted to us through His mercy. But at the same time, there will be some losers who may not get anything. So this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
Then I have created you, I made you alive, reminding us who made you, I made you. So someone says no, my mother gave birth to me when Allah made your mother and allow me to mother's mother and mother's mother's mother and so on up to the beginning of time Subhan Allah, so Allah says, I made you and I didn't just make you, I gave you your identity. That's what he says. Every single human being from the beginning to the end has a different identity. completely, totally identifiable. Absolutely. That's what Allah says.
So what are come for us and he gave you this surah of yours, this image of yours, he gave it to you and he made it so beautiful. he perfected it such that he put every organ exactly where it is perfect to be. So your eyes are where they're supposed to be aware the best place for them is and at the same time.
The nose, his lips, tongue, teeth, nails, fingers, hands, arms, forearms, biceps, triceps, whatever you'd like to call them, your legs, your toes, everything. Allah placed it and he said we have perfected it. Perfect Subhan Allah.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and protect our children. And May He grant those with deformity cure. I mean,
that also is a test of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a test for certain levels of people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for the parents and for others. And may Allah never test us with tests that are difficult for us to pass. I mean, so my mothers and sisters, Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying we formed you and perfected your form.
So think about it. We own you completely, totally.
And Allah says, and we provide you with good things we gave you. This is what I was saying at the beginning that all these verses are connected to worshiping Allah alone, calling out to Allah, He gave you and I what I have, the jacket I'm wearing is from Allah. Nobody can say okay, you bought it from the shop and that job well complete the equation, then you know where it came from. Don't just mention part of the equation.
Allahu Akbar if you say plus one plus one equals three, you missing out the one at the beginning.
Allahu Akbar. So this is why Allah Subhana Allah says, We are the ones who provided you with all the good things that you have. Don't only concentrate on what we have not given you. We've given you so much. And we've given you so many good things. Perhaps sometimes when we've given you the good things you forgotten us. So we had to take some of that away in order for you to remember us once again. That's the plan of Allah. Allah says that is Allah your Lord. Then bless it is Allah Lord of the worlds Valley como la hora, buku, Fatah, Baraka, la, la, la La mean, bless it is Allah. Great is Allah Subhana Allah
who will hire you? He is the ever living. He is the ever living. certain questions we don't ask. Like for example, with this brain of ours, we may never understand
certain matters of the unseen, we won't. So the same applies when it comes to Allah Subhana. Allah to Allah, we believe whatever he has informed us about himself certain things he did not inform us and certain things he's told us that we may not understand. We just believe them as he has put them, and we don't question further. So when he says he is ever living with, we believe that he is ever living, he was there before the beginning and he will be there after the end.
How? I don't know, he knows, but I believe so. This is why certain people start questioning out of their
or the little minds they have lack of belief that they have, they say, okay, so if Allah created everything, then who created Allah? When we say that question is blasphemous, you don't question it. That's what makes you a believer. You just believe that Allah was there before everything, because you know what, I cannot explain it with my brain and you will never understand it with your brain. And this is the whole call of the test, known as belief, belief is in the unseen if I saw it, you know, they say Seeing is believing. But the truth is, when it comes to belief in Allah, in the unseen that is known as belief, the difference between a man and Islam, if you look at the pillars
of either one of them, Islam has five pillars, all of them can be seen. A man has six pillars, none of them can be seen. So a man needs to believe in the unseen. That's what makes you a moment. If not, why call yourself a believer. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us pure belief.
And the Semitic faiths share this in common. May Allah subhanho wa Taala they have this in common they share it. So Allah Subhana Allah says, He is the EverLiving there is no deity except Him. None will be worshipped besides Allah, that Allah
Subhana Allah, Allahu Akbar. Allah says, who will hi La Ilaha Illa none would you have worshipped besides Allah,
so call upon him. Be sincere to him in religion, for the oho meclizine Allahu Deen, call out to Him alone, sincerely worship Him alone. Be sincere. To him in religion in faith. And if last year means to worship Allah alone, once again, Ally's talking about worshiping me alone.
But people get upset when we say you cannot worship the messenger salatu salam, when we say you cannot worship the saint in the grave, when we say you cannot look at a man and think that he is a stepping stone between you and Allah. No. We do believe in the intercession of Mohammed salatu salam on the day of kiama. But that does not mean we worship him. No, we believe he will intercede on our behalf. If only we have tried our best to follow his footsteps. Then, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the intercession of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but that does not mean we worship Him. If we worship the prophets, what makes us different from the Christians who worship Jesus who was a
prophet of Allah subhanho, wa Taala.
And what makes us different from the others who worship their prophets, and they're saints, and they worshiped sticks and stones and anything that depicted power.
May Allah forgive us, and may He strengthen us. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. He says, He is the EverLiving there is none worthy of worship besides Him, so call upon Him alone, and be sincere to him in religion. All praise is indeed due to Allah, Lord of the worlds Alhamdulillah Allah Allah, All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds and we explain the term Robin, so he is not just my Arab, he is Rob bull, Al amin, he is the hub of everything, of all the world's everything, whatever he has made, and guess what, I will never ever know what exactly Allah has made. The details of every item Allah has made, I will never know. Allah knows that.
You know, some who've been out, perhaps snorkeling and so on in the ocean or the sea may have seen the marine life their unique, amazing you start wondering how powerful Allah is because you see the different colors and the different creatures and the different plants and animal you cannot distinguish sometimes between fish and plant, because you don't even know that Allah Allah says, that is just a test for you. Oh man, look at our creatures. You think that you were just here for laughing just by chance and coincidence? No ways we made you and we know what we're doing. And we have full control of absolutely everything. Allah the EverLiving
we are the ones who die. Allah subhanho wa Taala is ever living. Let's move on. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
once again, he says the same thing, but the wording is a little bit different. Look at what he says.
say oh Mohamed salatu salam tell them what should he tell them? in me No he to an Abu danladi natadola mindu nila, the Mirage and El Bina to me Robbie. I have been forbidden to worship those whom you call upon besides Allah. Once the clear proofs have come to me and my Lord, love Akbar. Once the clear proofs have come to me from my Lord.
As I have been commanded to submit to the Lord of the worlds, him and him alone, Allahu Akbar.
Look at how clear the verses of the Quran. This is why I always say he who reads the meanings of the Quran can never be fooled by anyone. You know, when someone is fooling you, they call towards the worshipping them themselves. No, if you find a man claiming to know faith, and he calls you towards himself, he's a deviant, but he should be calling you towards Allah. Because he is in as great a need of the mercy of Allah as you are. And this is the truth. So we call out to Allah and we call towards Allah, not towards ourselves, this is the difference. And this is why if people fall for that, and they begin to think that Allah has asked us to worship another human being or another
creature of his or any other creature of his, or any creature of his, then we know that we are on the wrong path. Because these are the verses of Allah or Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam it's your duty to tell them something. What should you tell them? Tell them that indeed, I have been forbidden to worship those you call upon besides Allah, because the clear proofs have come to me from my Lord. And I have been commanded to submit to Allah, the rubble of absolutely everything above the worlds of Allah Al Ameen.
Beautiful verse, Allah help us to distinguish between right and wrong, and may He make us tread on that path, the path of goodness. I mean,
when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, How He made us and how He created us, he says, a lovely fella, come It is Allah, it is He Who created you, no one else. None has created you besides Allah, no one even claims that they created you. So here is the claim it is a lot and it is a law who definitely did so it's not just a claim, but it's issuing a statement of reality. Subhan Allah, Allah says it is He Who created you from dusts, and then from a sperm drop. And from a cleaning cloth. These are the various levels of creation, the different phases that the creation of man has passed through. So initially from dust, then from a sperm drop, and then from a clinging clot. Then he brings you out
as a child law Carmela make it easy for all those who are bearing children who have born children, those who haven't met Allah make it easy for them to I mean,
he brings you out as a child, when he develops you. Now, if we were to go deeper into every single phase we would come through looking at the creation of Allah and understanding his greatness. Let's just take a quick look at the womb, what happens
Subhana Allah, how the child develops, how the child is fed, how the organs develop. This is a miracle of Allah. It's part of our belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Yet, there are some who say, Oh, that's nature, its nature. Well, that Why doesn't it happen in a motor vehicle where suddenly in the boot of my Bugatti there's another one growing exactly as this one, and the wheels are Pirelli as well.
May Allah forgive our foolishness, as brainy as we become, we also go back with luck. I hope nobody goes back and opens their boot on the way out.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant, this is my mothers and sisters. Look at this beautiful verse where lies telling us, hey, we made you we made you from dust initially, and then a sperm drop and then the clinging plot at one stage it was just a clot at 120 days the soul is blown in SubhanAllah. You know, some people ask a question, how come the heart starts pumping much earlier than 120 days, and 120 days the soul is said to have been blown in? Well, the truth is, in Islam, the heart and the soul are not always connected. So the heart begins to pump as an organ. But there is no life in that particular fetus until the soul is blown in at 120 days. And this is according to the hadith of
Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and also the Tafseer of certain verses of the Quran. So 120 days, the soul is blown in before that. It's just a clot. From a clot, it develops into organs and the organs start functioning as well. You know, sometimes they call a person brain dead, and say this person's brain dead, the heart is pumping, everything's okay. But they're brain dead. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us a deep understanding. So this is something unique, we realize just reminding us to say Hang on, look back at your creation, when we brought you forth as a child, you knew absolutely nothing. And then he develops you that you reach your time of maturity. So your development comes
each one has a peak, the bulk of the peak is perhaps 40 years according to the Quran. When you're at 40 you actually have now peaked if you haven't learned a thing or two, then you have not fulfilled your role in this dunya in this world. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we created you
As a child, you knew nothing you were taught whatever was around you. And it was up to you at a certain point when we developed your mind to start asking questions and to search for the truth, and to look for it and to find it and adopt it and fulfill it and follow it no matter what the world had to say. Subhana Allah, how beautiful How beautiful. So then Allah says, he develops you, that you reach your time of maturity, then further,
then further, that you become elders. If Allah gives you longer life from malita, kulu ha, then you become old people, you know, the chef's, the old man, the elderly, the term chef refers to a few things. One is it refers to a person who's old, like what is being mentioned here in this verse, show you, those who are elderly, they've, they are aged. And at the same time, the term shape also could refer to a knowledgeable person, and sometimes it can just refer to a wealthy person. And sometimes it's just a person from a certain lineage within the Arabian Peninsula. So the term chef refers to so many different things. And here it refers to those who are old. Elderly, Allah says,
sometimes He grants you the chance to become old.
Well, and this is what the why the next part of the verse, Allah says, woman caminito, of Milka blue. And from amongst you is He who is taken in death before that, so some don't reach that old age. May Allah have mercy on us, my mothers and sisters, listen to this powerful statement. What age you die at is irrelevant. Where you have gone thereafter is what is of relevance.
So if someone died at 20, no problem for as long as they are in general, because we will only live a few years more than that. And if we die and go to the other place, we will be losers. So there is no merit in living long in this world. If you are heading to hellfire.
I hope we see the picture. So when someone dies at a young age, just ask yourself, have they led a good life if they have led a life of obedience of Allah, then Alhamdulillah and ask Allah to have mercy on him. So the relevance is not connected to how long you've been on the earth. But it's whether you've passed the test or not, because it's just a short test, someone can write their test in half an hour and walk out of the exam room with full marks, and another person who will be writing up to the end when the bell rings and they kicked out and they can still fail. That's all up to Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us? You know, it's like, when we were writing
examinations, sometimes people fill in so much and every little while they asked me for more paper, more paper, and we used to look at them and think these are the brainy of the lot until they come out with 10% 15%. And we start thinking they were just writing the life story. And yet they were asked a mathematical equation to explain
it, there's no merit in that you can write as much as you want to write the correct thing. When even if you write it in one sentence, you've succeeded. May Allah help us so when we look at death, we need to understand it's in the hands of Allah, we have no role to play in it by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But live your life in such a way that no matter when you go, you go to the right place, people will cry that whom you have left behind, and guess what, 100 years from now, they won't even know you existed. They won't, perhaps maybe a few months or a few more years, but take it to 200 years from now. My evidence is 200 years before us. How many of your own family Do you
remember, I don't even know the names of some of my forefathers. Allahu Akbar. And I'm sure it's the same with all of us. So my brothers and sisters, this is the power of Allah. So Allah says, He created you from dust, from the sperm drop from the cleaning cloth, he brought you forth as a child, he granted you the ability to develop or he allowed you to reach the time of your maturity and further to become elders. And amongst you is He who is taken before arriving at that age before that.
So that you reach a specified fixed, the decreed time of your death is reached. And perhaps you will use reason. Perhaps you will use your reason Allah grants you the ability you see when you're when we're young. Sometimes we don't have understanding babies, children, they call them infants, even on on an aeroplane you pay for the seat 70% perhaps because the child is below 12
Subhanallah Well, the minute you arrive at the age of maturity, puberty, then you need to know it's now your duty to start finding out. And Allah says perhaps you will use reason Allah has given you the ability to reason. So Allah says, He it is Who gives life and causes death. And when he decrees a matter. He says Be and it is when a lot decrees a matter he he but says to it be and it is that's the decree of Allah is what Allah says. Like in the Arabic language. They say I'm obeying the law
Coffee when noon, his instruction is between the calf and the noon. All he says is couldn't be and it is la vaca
Allah subhanho wa Taala help us may have mercy on us May He grant us cure May He grant the people who are struggling and suffering across the globe ease May He grant him victory. The people of Gaza who are suffering online IE they are in our hearts in our to us in our minds, we bleed for them, we try to help them as best as we can. But we need to learn a lesson from it may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that lesson.
So Allah says, Do you not consider those who dispute or do you not consider those who dispute concerning the signs of Allah? How are they averted? Lo
Allah tala Illa de Luna de la hora phone inshallah next week perhaps we will go through that and we will go through how the people are diverted and how Allah subhanho wa Taala says we will punish them and we will give them some severe severe punishment. It is such a vivid description that it brings tears to the eyes and it sends shivers down our spines. But my mothers and sisters let me say one thing. We have a lot of hope in the mercy of Allah, we are thankful that we are on the right path. We see the goodness we worship Allah alone, we prepare for the archaea, we hope in the mercy of Allah, we ask his forgiveness and we are guaranteed that if we ask forgiveness, genuinely regretting
what we've done, then Allah has forgiven us May Allah never ever make us from those who lose hope may never make us from those who feel like we are right offs or we are written off completely And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless every single one of us until we meet again sometime. Well Salatu was Salam ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah Allah, Masha Allah, Allah, Allah and Mr. Furukawa to make
a quick point my brothers and sisters
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