Channel: Mufti Menk
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful we thank Allah for giving us this opportunity to be here to read his word, and to try and understand it and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every one of us. We send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household his companions May Allah bless them all. I mean, my mothers and sisters,
beautiful days of the ages, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the most of these beautiful days.
Today we started the beginning where we started the sutra known as a Shura. Shura named after consultation because as we will see in the coming weeks, the consultation
is extremely important.
In Islam, so where and how to consult and who to consult, that is all discussed in Islam. And I think it's important for us to spend some time going through that inshallah, perhaps in the next few weeks,
this morning, we have noticed that the verses have started with separated letters, the meanings of which none knows, besides Allah, when you hear how mean separated letters, it's like, you know, alphabetic letters of the Arabic language, no one knows the meaning besides Allah, I seen of no one knows the meanings besides Allah. And obviously, one day when we meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala, he will tell us, or if we'd like to know we would get to find out.
But for now, even Mohammed salatu salam says that it is Allah who knows best, what they mean? Some people take them and add them and subtract them and start saying they are connected to prophecies and so on. That is not authentic at all. We don't find that in authentic narration. So we suffice by saying instead of Allah who believe in me, Allah has kept the knowledge of it with him. So that is how I mean I seen off notice the mud or the pulling is quite long. So we should be
observing that method or that lengthy pool that we have, when reading these separated letters, mostly, Allah says, karateka up like this, he has revealed to you, oh Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he has revealed to those before you, meaning the prophets before you, Allah, the Exalted in Might, the Wise. So there are two things here. Allah has revealed to them because he is the Exalted in Might and the wise, and he has also revealed to them that he is the Exalted in Might, the Wise, Allah subhanho wa Taala is all powerful, nobody, nobody can overpower their own maker. This is Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is the powerful, and this is why we ask Allah to help us We ask Allah to
overpower the enemy. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us power, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the strength to do that which is good, and to protect us from that which is bad. And Allah says, He is the wise the wise meaning all the rules and regulations that he has laid and set forth, we may not understand why they are good for us sometimes because our brains are not perfect, but Allah subhanho wa Taala, the perfect the wise the owner of wisdom, he knows that if you do this, this is how you will end up and if you do that, then that is how you will end up. So he has laid down rules and regulations how to live what to do, how you will lead your life in a way that
when you die, you will be in the best possible place. So do not think that we These rules are here for nothing. They are they are here for a reason. And they have been given to us these instructions literally dished out to us, for the best of reasons and Allah knows best. So this is why Allah calls himself the wise because he is the wise the wisdom, he knows the future, the present the past, he knows that which will happen that which won't happen, if it were to happen, how it would have happened. All this is part of the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So he says, To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens, and whatever is on us, and He is the Most High, the most great, these
are the qualities of Allah. He's reminding us that everything belongs to him, not to us. I in this little life of mine, perhaps own a vehicle, perhaps I might own a small little property perhaps I might own maybe if I'm lucky, I might have a little bit of food and some money, perhaps here and there. That's it. What about the rest of the items owned by other people, and what happens to the rest that which the people haven't even got their hands upon, owned by Allah. And even that which I have is the ownership of Allah subhanho wa Taala but he's just allowed me temporarily to make use of it while I am in this world. Subhana Allah and I've said this so many times, that all this is quite
a big deception because many people say, or you know, people who believe their lives are so depressed and so on Allah, ie those who do not believe when they die, they're even more depressed. And when they get close to death, because to be honest, they wasted their lives. Life cannot just be for us, you know, to get whatever we can in this world in whatever way we want just to enjoy it. No. And this is why even the wealthiest of the wealthy do not really enjoy everything the way they want it. They may have a few pleasures here and there, but it is all in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala ultimately, he who pleases Allah shall definitely be pleased. Because Allah is the owner of
all pleasure. He's the owner of happiness, everything that would be pleasing to us, he can give it to us. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala
He is telling us that he owns everything you own absolutely nothing at the end of the day you don't even own yourself, because he takes you away against your will, you know that means who wants to die? Very few people who are believers have surrendered to the will of Allah. Okay, Allah, whatever you will it, we surrender to it. But at the end of the day, if you ask someone, would you like to die here and now if allow us to take you away? The proper answer is, look, if Allah wants to take me away, then we surrender to His will. That's the proper answer. But people will say, No, no, no, no, I don't want to go not yet. I still have children, or I still need to get married, I need to have
kids. And I need to do this. And I need to see them getting married, and I need to see them have children. And then I need to see those children get married, and then I need to see them having children, and then I need to see them getting married, and then I need to see them having children, then maybe I might think of dying. But by that time, one of my great great granddaughters would be expecting and I just like to see her deliver as well. Luck one, this is the type of thinking man has. So Allah says we do you a favor, you have no choice when you're going to be born, when you're going to die. It's up to us. And this is why he who commits suicide, there is a grave warning for
such people because and obviously because you are now taking it into your own hands, trying to defy Allah although Allah knew where and how things were going to happen, because that's part of his knowledge, but the defiance of Allah through our choice is something that is punishable May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and forgive all the believers and forgive those who did not know what they were doing when they did some things of that nature. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all. mothers and sisters, if we take a careful look at these verses, Allah is telling us how great he is. He says the heavens almost break from above them. And the angels exalt Allah with praise of
their Lord, and ask forgiveness for those on Earth. unquestionably, it is Allah who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. Now why does Allah say the heavens almost break from above, they almost shatter with what with what is happening on this, the sins that are being committed, the statements being made, that Allah has a son, and Allah has a wife and Allah has a mother and a father. People say all sorts of weird things. Allah is a creature and allies like this and allies like that. And Allah says Dakar to Samoa to
the skies are about to burst above them.
Look at the look at what they're doing. We do good to them, they do bad back, we give them and they don't want to obey. We have blessed them and they make statements of blaspheme against us as a result. This is Allah, he's telling us that he owns everything, he owns You and I, he owns us all. And Allah says whatever is on earth, and in between the heavens and the earth and the heavens and the earth. A lot of times He is the Most High the most great, don't be mistaken. You cannot escape from him. You cannot run away from Allah. Now people might start losing hope. Hey, I've done so much bad and you know it's true and the skies bear witness against me the A bears witness against me the
jacarandas that are out there bear witness against me. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us Don't worry, the jacarandas will disappear in a few months, maybe even less, perhaps a few weeks. Yesterday there was a brother from South Africa who I met in Rio this morning at federal and we were talking about how beautiful the season is and it was so cool and lovely Mashallah, like we said, arguably the best weather in the whole world and handling there, but you know what?
I told him the jacarandas looks so beautiful but you know, the pollen and everything this is the season of flu and hay fever and so on. So Mashallah, with everything that's sweet and smart comes a test of Allah. If Allah wanted, he wouldn't have kept it that way. You know, you begin to sneeze sometimes in the mornings because of the season. And because of all these, you know, the pollen in the air. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all good health. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to look after our own health my mothers and sisters, it is our duty to eat healthy, to remain healthy to exercise a bit to have the blood circulate and to ensure that we look after the Amana and
the trust known as the body that was entrusted to us. And we're only going to be within it for a short period of time then Allah takes the body back. So before that inshallah we must make sure we've looked after that Amana that Allah has given us by, you know, trying our best to be healthy, as healthy as possible and not being lazy in that regard. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
their deeds they what they used to do, especially the statements that they've been uttering against Allah subhanho wa Taala such as their statement that Allah has a son, Allah says that is so heavy, it's heavy upon the skies, and it's heavy upon the earth, even the earth can't handle it and even the skies and the heavens cannot handle it. So Allah says Takada sama, what do you mean Philippine?
You know, in another verse, Allah says, even the mounts would crumble the mountains, the earth.
crackup split, and the skies would split as well. And in this verse, Allah says, The heavens almost break from above. From above them.
Allahu Akbar, Allah subhana wa tada forgive us. And the angels exalt Allah with praise they keep on praising Allah and saying, Oh ALLAH forgive those people on the earth forgive those people on the earth. Imagine this verse is evidence that the angels are asking Allah to forgive myself and yourselves. Wow. How fortunate Are we the angels are saying Allah forgive those on earth? Well melodica to use of beehoon are becoming the Lord be him. The angels are praising Allah, they are declaring the praise of their Rob but their Lord, whereas the villain element and they are asking is still far they are asking forgiveness for those on Earth. So this is why Allah's mercy obviously is
being seen by us ally so mercy for many reasons. One of them is here the angels are seeking forgiveness on our behalf. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, unquestionably Allah is the Forgiving the merciful Allah Akbar.
Allah in Allahu Allah for Rahim, unquestionably, undoubtedly, Allah is the one who is most forgiving, Most Merciful. mothers and sisters Don't we have hope? When we read something like this, when we see something like this, where Allah is saying, undoubtedly never doubt the fact that Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. You have angels praying for you. How fortunate are you and you pray yourself, you ask forgiveness yourself and Ally's telling you in the previous verse He warns us so in the same verse, He warns us how you know the earth cannot handle it or should I say the heavens cannot handle it in this particular verse. And then Allah says bad he is most forgiving,
Most Merciful. So seek forgiveness from your bad ways and habits before you go back to Allah or before the punishment overtakes you. May Allah subhanahu wa to Allah forgive us. When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and thus we have revealed to you an Arabic Quran that you may warn the mother of cities, the mother of cities is maccha it's known as Malcorra omokoroa. The mother of cities, one of the names given to Makkah, Al mukalla. It is an ancient city go dating back to the Prophet Ibrahim Alayhi. Salatu was Salam and his son is May Allah, Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
in fact, before we get to that verse number seven, verse number six, Allah says, and those who take as allies or protectors or only, besides Allah, those who take as allies or protectors, oh, Leah, the word used is earlier, and I like to use that word itself. When Latina de Domine dooney Alia, those who take only besides Allah, those who take allies protectors are only besides Allah, Allah is yet the Guardian over them. So Allah is the Guardian over them, and they are taking others besides Allah as guardians.
Now here, Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning those who worship others besides Allah, who consider as guardians, those besides Allah and ally saying Allah is the Guardian over you and over them as well.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and you Oh, Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are not over them a manager, you're not a manager, you are not answerable for their deeds, you are only a messenger who who has to give the message and you are the highest of the prophets, the best of creation, etc, etc. But we are not going to penalize you because they reject No, if they reject, it's up to them. It is their responsibility. So my mothers and sisters we call ourselves we actually fortunate, we call ourselves the own man of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Alhamdulillah.
But what we do, can Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam be held responsible for that today Islam? People are using the name of Islam, really, to kill so many people across the globe? And they say no, we are good Muslims. You know, just because you have a beard and you wearing a hijab does not make you a good Muslim. There is so much to it. And people use Islam in order to attack. Do you think Mohammed salatu salam is responsible for that? No, he did not teach that he is free from that. So Panama. So it's up to us to practice the religion, exactly how Muhammad sallahu wa salam Brodie, and in order to do that we would need to learn and we would need to learn from reliable sources, not just from
anyone on the street and anyone who thinks they can understand verses and so on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
So Allah says,
those who take allies other than Him, Allah is yet Guardian over them and you are Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are not over them a manager. Then he says, thus we have revealed to you an Arabic Quran.
You may want the mother of cities Makkah and those around it. So the initial warning was for those in Mecca, those around Mecca and Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam was given the poor and in Arabic, obviously because he was born amongst the Arabs. So the messages that were sent to their people were sent in the language spoken by the same people. But this message was universal and evidence of it from the time of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, he sent messengers all the way to the different regions around the Arabian Peninsula, and the continents May Allah subhanho wa Taala, help us understand the message of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam learn it and put it into practice and conveyed to others. I
mean, so here, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and those around it, meaning those around mankind, and he revealed to you the Quran in Arabic, to warn
of the day of assembly, the day everyone will be gathered the Day of Gathering Yeoman Germany, the day the day of judgment, the day of assembly, about which there is no doubt there is no doubt whatsoever, that you will all be assembled. I want to stop there for a minute. There is no doubt that we all shall die, that even the atheist agnostic, those who believe those who don't believe everybody has to admit a day will come when you shall die, okay? Allah make it easy for us. So they will die. Now the dispute with them is what's going to happen thereafter. So some of them we spoke about it last week, what they believe in, they say this, and they say that and they say all sorts of
different things. But to be honest, Allah says you will be gathered, we are taught that you will be gathered, you know, you lose a loved one in this world. It's not the end of everything. If you lead your life properly, you will be united with that loved one a little bit later down the line some way, it's not like you disappear forever, it won't be because take a look at your children, your family, everyone around you and how close you become to them. And what happens is, Allah promises you that if you need a straight life, you will be gathered in united with them. While levena Dabba tondonia to be a man, I'll help on a beam down. Those who believed in did good deeds and their
families followed with the belief and good deeds, we will unite them with their families. Allah says it clearly. Imagine you see your son for the last time ever. And then when you get into the after, there's no even sign of that son of yours or the daughter of yours. No, Allah is so merciful. If you think you want to see that son of yours, you will see that some of you but there are a few conditions you need to make sure that you are not in prison or he is not in prison, a different type of a prison. Or we may be serving sentences and after the sentence is served, and we come out and we see them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us May he make us from amongst those who earn paradise
without reckoning so we don't need to serve a sentence. And may we never ever be so bad that we serve a whole paragraph rather than just a sentence.
Bless us, mothers and sisters.
there is no doubt regarding the day of assembly you will be assembled you will be gathered you will be asked they will be questions they will be so many things happening. And Allah says Subhanallah a party will be in Paradise and the party will be in the Blaze. The Blaze.
Blaze you're referring to john, I'm referring to hellfire. So choose which party would you like to be in? Well, if you'd like to be in heaven, ask Allah forgiveness constantly where we are inside, we will never be perfect. But what we can do, we can keep asking us forgiveness we can become we can humble ourselves we can with humility, we ask Allah forgiveness, we admit all his rules and regulations. And we admit our weakness sometimes regarding adopting some of the rules and regulations, not out of defiance, but out of weakness. And we still continue trying our best we improve as the days passed. And we keep on asking Allah to forgive us to overlook because we will
never reach perfection. But our aim is to get there although we may we will probably we will definitely die in the process. And when we say you know you're aiming there, and you may never get there or you will not get there because we are human beings but the fact that you aiming there, you're getting closer and closer and the one who is the closest is the luckiest,
the most fortunate. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us goodness may grant us Jana, my brothers and sisters never become tired of saying I mean to the to us because you never know which moment is the moment of acceptance of duality. So every time you hear that, you say I mean and every time you have a statement that is made regarding warning of jahannam a warning of something bad and evil, you make your own little draft or Allah protect us or Allah save us and so on. And every time you hear something good, you say Allah granted to us make it easy for us granted to us without reckoning. Don't embarrass us do not disgrace us on the day of assembly, Allah called idioma German What a
Humans agenda, the day of the gathering, everyone is going to be brought together. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says a party in Paradise and a party in the Blaze. And Allah says, and if Allah will be he could have made them of one religion, but he admits whom He wills into his mercy and the wrongdoers have not any protector or helper. Now, Allah is telling us in this verse again that he is testing us, that's why He created us. Look, if Allah is telling you that he had, he would, he would have made every one of one religion, we can go a step ahead and say, If Allah will, he would not even have created us. He would have left us wherever we were, or he could have taken us directly to
heaven, but there was something to it that he wanted to come to pass why he knows best, we cannot argue and debate. We are His creatures were created by Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what would happen, he desired something that is the final decision no one has a role to play in his decision making. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, if he wanted he could have made them of one religion. So some people say well, why didn't he? Well, you cannot ask the question. He knows why he said I created you in the first place in order to test you so if Allah wanted he wouldn't even have created us he did not mean to make us in the first place. But he made us for a reason and he told us that
reason the reason is come on to it. Enjoy your life within limits that I have said and you know what we will meet on the other side so Bahama
enjoy your life within the limits that I have said all I want you to do recognize me during your stay in the world. That's all I want. Just recognize your makeup and worship Me and Me alone, no one else and then you're fit for paradise. Allah grant is protection from shield from association of partnership with Allah in any way. I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says if he will, he could have made them all of one religion one been one belief, one faith, but he admits into his mercy whomsoever He wills and the wrongdoers have none to blame besides themselves, they have no protector or helper, una mala humulene Well, honestly, they don't have a willing to protect them, and they
don't have inosine to help them.
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in Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I mean for the woman dooney earlier. Oh, have they taken earlier besides Allah? Is that what they've taken? Is that what they worship? Is that whom they consider guardians besides Allah? Is that whom their protectors are besides Allah, then Allah is our besides Allah. Then Allah says, But Allah, Allah, He is the Protector, and he gives life to the dead, and he is over all things able and competent. That is Allah. So Allah is trying to say, how can you take Olia besides me, when I'm the giver of life, I am the protector. I am the one who gives life to the dead, and I am the one who does everything. Nothing is impossible for me. I'm the giver of life to
the dead as well, the only year that you are worshiping. They don't give life to the dead. No. So Allah is giving you a lofty example. And he's warning us once again, loud and clear, straightforward. This is why I always say if you understand the Arabic language, and you've looked into the meaning of the Quran correctly, nobody can fool you regarding belief in Allah. Nobody, none can fool you. Absolutely not. Why? Because the word of Allah is too powerful. He tells you in it, what exactly he wants of you. So don't worship any other creature besides Allah and only worship Allah and at the same time, understand his power and understand we have no hope but in the mercy of
Allah, we have nowhere to run. When it comes to Allah. You run from Allah back to Allah, there is no way that you are going away from Allah. He is in total and absolute grip of every one of us and all creatures of his. So Allah says, and in anything over which you disagree, its ruling should be referred to Allah. Did you hear that? Hello.
If you disagree about anything, allies telling us
its ruling should be referred to Allah whatever. What did Allah say about this? We have a dispute. What did Allah say about this? What did the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam say about this, this instruction may have come to Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but obviously it seeps through to all of us because we are part of the Omar Mohamed Salah is Allah so Allah says say that is Allah my lord upon him, I have relied into him, I turn back.
This is a powerful tool. If you'd like to make it normally on a daily basis a few times in the day, you can say, Valley como la hora de la Hito contou what la he
neep Valley como la de la Ito, that is Allah, my lord upon him I have relied and to him I turn back. So if someone's giving you problems, hassles, disagreements, whatever else you say La to come to LA you need or you can even say it has to be Allah. Allah is sufficient for me now in a nun worthy of worship besides Him, Allah Ito, I lay my full trust on him were horrible and she loves him and he is the rub the Lord of the great throne, the great arch, that is Allah subhanho wa Taala. So in this verse, verse number 10, of sudo to shuwa. Allah is firstly telling us that your disagreements need to be decided according to the law of Allah. When he says, Remember, say this is an instruction to
Mohammed Salah Salaam say, what should he say? And we can say the same Valley como la hora de la Ito come to a uni that is Allah, my Allah, my lord upon him, I have relied and to him, I turn back, I turned back to him in everything I turned to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, in remembrance, and in repentance. And Inaba means to turn back to Allah to become a better person that is called Inaba. So what we are saying, you know, to become better for the sake of Allah towards Allah. So we are saying here, Allah is my Lord. I rely on him completely for everything, and I'm trying my best to get as close as I can to him. That's what we say. Verse number 11, Allah says, He is Creator of the heavens
and the earth, He has made for you from yourselves, mates. Your spouses are part of you.
Your spouses are human beings. You're very lucky. Somehow. They're human beings, imagine spouses that will not humans.
Mermaids, Illa, Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah forgive us.
Allah says, He blessed you, such that he provided spouses for you, from your species from you, from your own kind, he gave you such a big gift. And amongst the cattle, he has also given them mates from amongst them.
So if you look at the cattle around the mates of the cattle cattle,
and from this, we understand that, you know, crossing to the different creatures in order to make would be wrong, absolutely unacceptable. Although it will become a norm within the next 510 years, it might become illegal to even say that it's wrong to marry an animal in a few years time, it might be illegal to say that, but to be honest, for now, it's not illegal, we're allowed to talk about it. And we will continue reminding people what is right and wrong in whatever way possible. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us because revelation is sacred, it does not change, it will never change, and we will die still be vanilla by the will of Allah upon revelation.
So this is why when Allah says in such a beautiful way, that we should thank him that he has made for you from amongst yourselves mates. And as for the capital he made from them their own mates, so you don't cross there's no crossing between the two. He multiplies you thereby, there is a way of reproduction and multiplication that is considered sacred. This is why when you get married, it's the name of Allah. You're taking someone's daughter or you're marrying a certain man and entity sacred there are rules and regulations, laws and rights to be fulfilled. And these rights are completely set from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You don't just come in and do as you wish. The way you
get to your spouse is within the limits of Allah, what you do with your spouse, what you say and how you treat them should be within the limits of Allah. You cannot transgress and go beyond you've got to treat them as human beings, they have their dignity and respect. They are not animals, they are not cattle. They are not just workers and they are not just unpaid maids as some people used to think. No,
Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. These are respected, respectful human beings, they have rights to fulfill the best you are to your spouse the best you will be considered in the eyes of Allah. Imagine, have you ever thought of it when the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says,
the best form amongst you are those best to them. And refers to wives to start with and family to start with, obviously, thereafter, the husband as well. So if you are good to your spouse, you are the best of people. Because it's such a big responsibility. It's easier to be kind to your own children than it is to be kind to someone who's just come into your life. And you might just think, Hey, no one's watching me. You know, this girl's father is not here. They don't perhaps they might not have fathers and mothers, depending on the age and depending on what has happened to them and when they've passed on. And even if they do, they're probably far off. No one's watching me. I can
say what I want. I can do what I want. All that is absolutely unacceptable. Allah is watching. That's why in the previous verses, he says you cannot run away from Allah. You cannot. He's watching everything. He has the power over everything you're going to be gathered. You are answerable for, whatever you
Done and here he is reminding you about spouses mates. There is nothing like a law. You know, this is a powerful verse. Let's see what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, He speaks about multiplication and reproduction. And he says he multiplies you thereby, through your spouse's through your mates, there is a way in which you will multiply. And this is why that which does not result in reproduction and so on that type of behavior. Scripture does not allow it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So in these verses Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying LASIK admittedly, he was Semyon Busey,
I think we all need to memorize this laser cometh Lee Shea on wahoo has sent me on BuzzFeed, before I translate these verses or this verse, this portion of the verse, verse number 11.
In fact, verse number 11, the end of it. Before I translated, let me tell you, Allah, in this portion of the verse is making mention of his uniqueness, his qualities, he confirms his qualities and his names. And at the same time, he is telling us that he is totally different from anyone or anything you've ever seen or come across, he can never be the same. He's the highest example of everything. So he sees
but he's not like it's not like our seeing, our seeing is very limited. He hears but it's not like our hearing and so on. So, whatever qualities and names Allah has are unique completely, we have to adopt them we have to admit, we have to take them to say that yes, Allah has these qualities, these names and so on, but at the same time, we must understand there is nothing like unto Allah. So this is why he says laser chemist Lee Shea, nothing is similar to Allah in any way in any of his names or qualities, nothing nothing. So even if you have a messenger or an angel or another creature of Allah, or a saint or anything else, whatever they can see, whatever knowledge they have, Allah is
always higher, always, completely higher. And if anyone thinks that there is a creature or a saint or a messenger, who is similar to Allah or the same, like Allah, in his names or qualities, they have insulted Allah. This is the verse. This is the verse because Allah is telling us clearly there is another verse in Surah, two this last Lamictal, Lou and I had we know that it has a similar meaning where utlizing laser can miss the shape. Nothing similar to another difference is Khufu one I had meaning nothing is equal to Allah, nothing is similar to Allah like always the highest, he is the highest, you know, but in this verse, Allah is saying no one is like Allah. Nothing like Allah.
So someone asks you, you know what?
Tell me this about Allah, that about Allah, we can only answer them what is revealed. After that we say, I don't know, I have no knowledge. I haven't yet met Allah. I haven't seen him, but inshallah we will see him. But we have to admit that he has qualities in names that we cannot deny, and we will never ever make them similar to others, you know, he can see but not like what we see. It's totally different. You know, I was sitting and looking at all the creatures of Allah as many as I could in their eyes. Yesterday, we were looking at mosquitoes and seeing how many eyes they have. They have a whole mission net of eyes. How do they see I don't even know if it's color or it's 3d or
it's just black and white and flat or whatever else it is or if they just see blood vessels. I don't know.
Mosquitoes that's the only problem with the Jacaranda season.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant His goodness and may open our doors. Imagine we are frightened of a mosquito. That sound that night can irritate you so badly, and we still don't get it for free.
Sometimes it's like an alarm clock. It's like an angelic force country, meaning get off of it. Come on, come on, and we'll slap our ears until they get rid and the thing comes back two seconds later. Oh, we must. And if we do slap it and we get it. Guess what? It's on your ear. Allahu
Allah forgive us. Imagine. Anyway, getting back to this list, beautiful verse, Allah Subhana. Allah is telling us he, there is nothing like unto him, and he is the hearing and the seeing. Did you hear that? Well, who was a Samir al Bashir. So this is the first the most powerful that we have today, where Allah is mentioning himself who is he? He There is nothing like unto Allah and he is all hearing the old seeing the knowing he knows everything. He is indeed a semir hearing everything.
He sees everything.
And then I want to end on verse number 12.
where Allah subhanho wa Taala again, mentions how great he is a love Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us Jenna, and may He have mercy on us in our short stay during our short stay in this world. So Allah says to him below
The keys of the heavens and the earth, you want anything asked a lot To Him belongs the keys of the heavens and the earth. He extends provision for whom He wills and restricts it.
What does this mean? He gives whomsoever He will. So you want provision, ask Allah, you will never be provided a clean sustenance, unless you're trying to have a link with Allah, you may get huge amounts, but they will not bring about any contentment, happiness, and so on and so forth. And even if you do have temporary contentment in this world, perhaps you may lose out on the earth here, if you haven't been thinking of your link with ally and doing something about it. So this is why Allah gives us a reminder to say, you know what, he owns everything. If he's given you anything, he knows he's given it to you. And he knows why he's given it to you, and he knows how much he's given you
and what he will still give you or what he might just take away. It's all up to him. And the same applies he restricts, Allah restricts it, so people who have had and suddenly he takes it away, or people who haven't had that's probably more
closer to the meaning of restrict where he doesn't give, he stops, he blocks
that you are, so he blocks from whatsoever he wishes for reasons he knows, he knows why some people when they get a lot, they turn away from him. Some people when they have very little data and away from him, and sometimes vice versa.
So Allah knows, indeed he is of all things, absolutely knowing. That's how the verse ends. Indeed, he knows everything. It's not a mistake. It's not coincidence. You're not getting it by fluke by chance know, Allah knew. Allah knows, Allah allows Allah restricts whatever he wants, he does that is Allah, the great May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Bless us, May He grant us goodness in terms of sustenance, may he open our doors May he bless our children may grant us from the goodness whatever he has not given us. May He grant us gentlemen in return for our patients that we bear in order or in that regard and at the same time, may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us in every single way May he
helped the Ummah at large and may He guide us may we be from amongst those who can be flag bearers of peace and justice. And may we be from amongst those who can spread the good message of the deen in the purest possible way. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us or goodness or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Island Amina Mohammed