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We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we asked Allah to bless every single one of us, my beloved brothers and sisters, a beautiful day in a beautiful country. To be honest, the weather here is somehow one of the best in the world. And we need to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala. For this every time we happen to go out of the country, and I'm sure it happens to most of us, if not all of us, we tend to appreciate the gift of Allah upon us. And one of them that we have that others do not have is just the simple weather. as cold as it might be today, believe me, it's actually brilliant whether compared to other places,
may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can ponder, reflect and be thankful and grateful, so that we can get more because one of the keys of the doors of achieving more is to thank Allah, you thank Allah, you open one more door, you thank him more, you open another door, you thank him even more, and you open many more doors. So we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to open the doors of mercy for us, and the dose of goodness and sustenance and to close all the doors of evil and to protect us from everyone who intends harm, especially shavon himself. I mean, my mothers and sisters, the beginning verses of the 24th parts of the Koran, and this is part of sudo to Zoomer,
which is the 39th surah of this beautiful Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of the lions and those who belie the messengers. So, there are two two things here one is those who lie and one is those who do not accept the truth. So when a person lies, they cannot distinguish between falsehood and truth. So they begin to believe lies, and they begin to think that that which is the truth is actually a lie. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says quite clearly, so who is more unjust than one who lies about Allah? Number one, he lies about Allah so he's a liar. This is verse number 32 of the surah. And this is a warning for all of us to abstain and protect ourselves from lies and
falsehood. mela forgive us maybe strengthen us and may make us people who are truthful and upright, because a person lies until they begin to lie against Allah and about Allah. They said Allah has daughters now the biller, they were referring to the angels, they said that Allah has a son now to be led, they were referring to Jesus, Allah says How dare they invent a lie? So Allah says, so who is more unjust than the one who lies not just ordinary lies but lies about Allah and denies the truth when it comes to him? So this is part of arrogance as explained by the hadith of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he says that a person will never enter Paradise if they have in their
heart Even a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. So the Sahaba the Allahu anhu asked him, you know, we all love to dress and we all love our convenience and so on. He said, that is not what is being referred to by the term pride here. What is being referred to is despising people and rejecting the truth. So this is what pride is. So a person who rejects the truth, no space in paradise for them, until they serve their sentence in the jail. And that jail happens to be hellfire. May Allah protect us. So sometimes people say that Allah is very unmerciful, now to be led by Allah safeguard us, because how can he have Hellfire when he calls himself most merciful? Well, you might live in the
best country or the best country in the world but they have a jail. The jail is to penalize people who go against the law that does not make it
The worst country or a bad country. But to be honest, any country in every place in the world has, you know, a jail in fact, every maybe school or home would have a little naughty corner or something of that nature where you perhaps might want to punish your own children. It does not mean that you are don't love them. No, does it mean you're not merciful, but it means that they deserve to be punished sometimes in a specific way or reprimanded or corrected or however you'd like to look at it. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness. So Allah says, who is more unjust than one who lies about Allah and denies the truth when it comes to him? Is there not inhale residence for
such or for the disbelievers for such people, those who disbelieve when the truth comes to you accepted, hands down. So one might ask how do I know what the truth is? Well, if you are a truthful person, you will be able to pick up the truth. If you are a truthful person, you will be able to realize that Allah is the all truthful he made me How can he lie to me? So when Allah says worship Me alone, not only does it make sense, but that is the truth. You worship your maker alone, do not render an act of worship for a stick, a stone, a tree, an animal or a human being, you render or an angel or anything else, you render it solely for the one who made you. That's what Islam is all
about. And this is the truth, the truth. So if you look at the Quran, for example, it is the book there is no other book that can come close to its authenticity. So even if we were to debate today to say, which is the word of Allah, we would come up with an undisputed conclusion that the most authentic is the Quran. It's more authentic than any other book available on earth today. And it is it dates back as far as the time of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam correct, but it has in it that which is undisputedly accurate, accurate meaning, the the the book has not been changed over time.
And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To grant us this deep understanding, no other book has this happened to and this is an open challenge to everyone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really and truly grant us the knowledge of his book, because it is only through the knowledge of the book that we will be able to learn more about the sooner Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the true sense, and we will be able to adopt the deen and inshallah project it to others such that when we die, we do not regret. So my mothers and sisters here Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, in the very next verse, and the one who has brought the truth, meaning the Prophet, peace be upon him, and they who
believed in it, those are the righteous. So who is the righteous, the prophet is the righteous, and those who believed in him and in the book, the one who brought the book, and the people who believed in the book, those are the righteous, because if you look at the message of the book, it tells you to be good, to be kind, to worship your maker alone, to reach out to others in a beautiful way, your neighbors, your parents, and so on your children who male female, not to cheat, not to deceive, not to steal, not to call each other names, not to backbite, not to slander, not to engage in gossip, all these laws are the ingredients of contentment in this world and success in the hereafter. So you
want success in the hereafter and you want contentment here, stay away from gossip from slander from hurting people from attacking people unjustly and so on and so forth. And all the other laws of the Quran Allah says those who believed in this book, and those who are the one who brought this truth, the true message, the messenger himself, the ones who accepted Him and it They are the ones who are righteous. And Allah subhanho wa Taala praises them. Allah says they will have whatever they desire with their Lord, that is the reward of the doers of good
pause there for a moment this is speaking about general paradise in this world, nobody will have whatever they desire. Ultimately, you have to die I have to die you have health matters I have perhaps Health Matters May Allah grant us all cure some it's just a little bit of a cough, whilst others it's a little bit more serious. May Allah grant cure to all and some people might have economic problems, financial issues, social issues, all other issues, part of the test of life, you have only been dipped into this dunya in order to test you and then you come out of the swimming pool basically. So this dunya is like a little pool diving. And a little while later you have to
jump you have to jump out on the other side. Some can swim fast, some swim slow, some know how to swim, some don't know how to swim, some have taken instructions, some haven't.
So the success lies in those who take instruction from Allah. Because this little deception known as this life, it's actually so short that people die. When you came into the world you came with nothing when you leave you leave with absolutely nothing besides your deeds. So between the point of birth and death, all you need to do is pack away as many details as possible so that when you leave, you can have the gold medal May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us, may Allah make it easy for us.
So, if anyone told you that this life is what they is, and it's the only thing you have they actually deceived because you can never have what you want in this world. Never, ever, ever, not even one nobody, not at all. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to understand this. So if it was really something worth it, we would be able to have a lot more than we actually do. But Allah says, hang on, you just gonna have a small droplet, even a fraction of a droplet whilst you're in this world and make use of it converted into deeds. When you come to us. Allah says you have what you want. Now why I said, I pause there for a moment people argue, well, I have this agenda will I have
that in general, when I have this in paradise? Will this be mine in paradise? The truth is get there, you will never be displeased, nor will you regret. Because Allah says whatever you think of there will be yours, yours completely. So you might not think of certain things that you desperately wanted in this world when you were in paradise when you get to paradise, or when I get to paradise or when we get to paradise, because perhaps they will be so much better that we won't even think of insignificant things that we perhaps thought of whilst we were in the world. So in order to get things in Paradise, you need to think about them when you are in paradise. So first get there. And
when you are there, you will realize people say, Well, if I'm a female, what's the point? I'd like to be a male. I've heard this coming to me as a question as well. And some say well, I'm a male I'd like to be a female less people say that but anyway, the truth is
the reality is this argument and debate of what's going to be they will make us miss the boat. miss the train we are doing about how comfortable the seat in the train is going to be. And guess what? It passed straight in front of us when everyone else jumped in and we still standing at the station. Is that what it is? Well Stop arguing get into the train, you will find the seat better than you'd ever expected. Mashallah massage eat Al Hamdulillah mela Countess goodness. But the truth is this debate about what is going to be in Paradise, all I know is you are going to be happy, you will have what you want. Then somebody asked me, will my pig be in paradise? Well, I this is a question a lot
of people ask. I'm just letting you know, will my kitten Will my cat be in general with me? Won't I get another look at it?
And I think the answer is you will get whatever you desire when you are there. It's over. So I'm not saying yes, I'm not saying no, because I don't want to puncture your balloon. But all I'm telling you is work to get there. Once you get there. Alhamdulillah you are there. When you are there? What do you think of whilst you are there? Allah will give it to you because he promises you that. So this is why these are this is one of the verses where Allah promises and there are so many other verses Allah says, and the one who has brought the truth. Okay, that was the previous verse, the next one, Allah says they will have whatever they desire with their Lord. That is the reward of the
doers of good. It means you need to do good. So we read the verse wrong. Instead of thinking we need to do good so that we can have whatever we desire with our Lord, we start thinking, Well, what is it that we're going to get before we start doing good? We need to know what's the deal. It's not a worldly deal where you get a job and they have to tell you your salary before you get the job. No, this is just Allah is giving you something to say what ever you wish for is yours. Okay, let's not harp on this more but Alhamdulillah I hope we've understood it. And we can move on further to the next verse by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala he will grant us the ability to do good deeds and
he will accept them from us and He will forgive our shortcomings engage in lots of repentance, my beloved mothers and sisters inshallah, you will see the doors of Allah opening for you may or may, he opened the doors for us all and all those who are struggling May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant Emmys, I mean, so Allah says
that Allah may remove from them the worst of what they did. This is called forgiveness of the bad that you've done. Allah says, you do good you believe we will wipe out whatever was in the past wiped out completely gone. So Allah says, Allah will reward the doers of good that Allah may remove from them the worst of what they did, if you follow the message, and you believe in the message and the messenger, and you are from the group of the believers and you try your best to understand what was revealed to you, via Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam then indeed you will be from amongst those who are mentioned here, where Allah says we will remove from them the worst of what they have
done, and we will reward them do to the best of what they used to do. Stop again for a moment. You know, on the day of judgment, there's going to be scales, the scale one side and the other side. So on the right side, all your good deeds, on the left side, all your bad deeds.
If your good deeds are more than your bad, the narrations make mention of the mercy of Allah saying and stating, this person goes to paradise. Forget about the little bed that they've done.
Because the good is much more, but the bad deeds when they are more than the good, then there is Doom or when there is a warning. And this is why my mothers and sisters, you know, when we commit sin, sometimes the sin is calculated per split second. So say for example, I'm and I'm just giving you this example because obviously, we need to encourage one another, say a person is dressed inappropriately, okay? So it's counted for a split second. So now we happen to be going into public. So it's counted in such a way that every split second that you're dressed inappropriately is written against you. And at the same time, every single person who is attracted in the wrong sense to what
you were displaying, that also is now calculated against you. So what happens is, it starts adding,
you know, like a machine to, and one person two people, five people, 10 people, 100 people, you catch public transport, maybe you walk into the public, you go into a mall, you go into a you go to a wedding, whatever happens and you and you don't know that you know what the scans are just tipping one wave. And all you did was you just said Santa, Santa. So on the good side, there was Santa, but on the bad side, there was like 10 tons of what when I just dressed inappropriately, and I walked out. That's all I did. So so. So the argument you go and you say Allah, but it was just a day I just went to this wedding. Allah says, Yeah, we are not oppressing you with your deeds do we told you
about it? We want you. We I sent you my own word. I really I sent a messenger to you, I sent the best of creation to you to remind you, I think people to tell you so many people told you and you thought, you know what, it's just a minor thing. And I it's okay, you know, it's one of those things. So it's multiplied. And it's multiplied in the sense that every single person who perhaps happened to sin as a result, we received the burden of it. So this is why we say, repent, yeah, Allah, forgive me for what I've done, I won't do it again, the multiplication is what we should be worried about. Because one is to sin in a way that, okay, you've done a sin against yourself, but to
is, you've sinned in a way that the other people will also lead astray. If that's the case, the burden is too big. So it's it's important that we talk about this time and again, because it encourages us to say, look, if I send it on my own, for example, I've done something wrong, maybe that's one thing, but if I've come out in the public with it, and I've really assisted others in committing sin, or I've diverted them, you know, I know of a young man who once came to me and told me, I was a youngster who could concentrate quite a bit in Salah.
But he says, I joined. Okay, let's not say exactly what he joined. But he says, There was a time when I happened to be in the company of some Muslim girls. And he says, the way they were dressed, he says, Every time I would start Salah, some silly reason, my concentration would actually go away, because these images would come into my mind and I try to fight them. And I succeed sometimes and I fail sometimes. And he says, Please give me something to read. You know, that could help me. Okay. Okay. There is a recitation of seeking forgiveness today. And asking ALLAH and lowering your gaze, this is why lowering the gaze is something very important. If we don't sometimes we pay a price for
it. But the point I want to raise that seeing that we're speaking to mothers and sisters is that imagine someone's link with Allah was messed up totally, because we decided to just wait something type to show our backsides in the public eye. Oh, Bella, Bella, Bella, says goddess, and this happens. And then the guy and then people are saying, Well, why did he look on? Why did you show it? So look, we're not saying that either one is, you know, less guilty of it. No, we're not saying that. But what we are saying is either one should try their best to get closer to Allah so that we don't have to do all these things. And we who believe are different from those who do not believe we
believe that there is accountability. That's what's being spoken about here in these verses. So Allah subhanho wa Taala, is saying, you know, there's going to be a day and on that day, those who lied and belied, obviously there's Doom for them those who believed and accepted this goodness for them. Here's the goodness analysis. If you tried your best, then what we will do is we will forgive the bad that you've done and we will give you goodness for the good you've done. But let's seek Allah's forgiveness. This is why when we talk of the scales, it's very very worrisome. What is some because we should we don't know the bad deeds we've done could be mountains. The good we've done
might be so little even though we read five Salah Say for example, we need five Salah day, let's be honest, what's the level of concentration, put it on a percentage 50% 40 less because you don't even know the meaning of what you say. Sometimes 20% concentration. So we so happy. I've done with my Asia done with
My winter I did my fragile everything. Let's be honest, what concentration did you have? So it's the mercy of Allah that will accept the good deed from us. But we need to strive to try and concentrate more inshallah on meanings and so on. Let's move further with these verses Allah says, is not Allah sufficient for his servant? Allah is Allah will be calf in Abuja.
This is such a powerful verse, Allah is it comforting Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they tried to harm him, they tried to do things to him. And the message is for all of us, people who tried to harm us and who try and attack us or who try to do, who tried to reach us with harm, Allah says, is not sufficient for his messenger for his servant. is Allah not sufficient for you? Or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam? is Allah not sufficient for you or servant of Allah, whoever you are, myself, yourselves included? is Allah not enough? This is why we say husband, Allah, when it man Joaquin, Allah is enough for us, and He is the best disposal of our affairs. So here is a question,
a question that has an answer embedded in it, that is so comforting when Allah says, is not sufficient for his servant.
And yet they threaten you with those the worship besides Allah. And whoever Allah leaves a stray. For him, there is no guide.
Allah is saying they threatening you with all the false gods and deities or Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam that you know, this stone that we were shipping, it's going to fix you at night. And this little piece of date that we're worshipping is going to swatch you out, it's going to bring bad luck to you. And Allah says, But isn't Allah sufficient for you? The question is also to us, isn't the law sufficient for us? So why do we end up going to little fortune tellers, which doctors and so on? Why do we end up going to where it is wrong to go to sometimes when we are in problem, when we are in sickness, when we need help, we should turn to Allah? is Allah not sufficient for you? Allah says
Don't be threatened. Don't ever be threatened by those besides Allah. No, don't. It is Allah he's enough. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness, you know, yesterday, I said
that everything that happens happens for a reason, and it's a good reason. And some people were arguing and so on, and I did not bother to respond to them because the truth is, it is always a good reason from the hadith of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam he says, I Japan, Liam removed me for a number of hula, hula hoops, you know, amazing or the affairs of a believer, for all his affairs, good or bad, meaning they're always good, something difficult or something easy, it's always good.
That is the teaching of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So it's, it's something very, very comforting to note that when Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept us in what we might negative. In essence, it's actually drawing us closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And it should bring us closer to him which would make us people who turn to Allah so this is why he creates sometimes difficulty in our lives. You know, when there is a lot of ease we forget a lot Everyone knows that. I think the verses are going to come. After a few of these verses, you will hear a verse where Allah says exactly that. So let's continue unless is whoever Allah leaves to go astray for him there is no
guide. And whoever Allah guides for him, there is no misleader. So my mothers and sisters, you need to have a pure heart, you need to search genuinely for the truth. And you need to constantly ask Allah for guidance, that is when you will be guided, because Allah guides those who seek genuinely to find the truth, he guides them to the truth. There is nobody ever who searched genuinely for the truth who was not guided. So whilst Allah is telling you that we are the owners of guidance, he also tells you what it is that will lead to achieving his guidance, and that is to sincerely search to be genuine towards Allah and to really want the guidance. So this is why Allah says when Lavina jaha
Davina Lana de novo moulana, those who struggle to come towards us, we will guide them to our paths, we will show them the road the ways to come close to us, we will open the doors of goodness for them. But you need to struggle, you need to struggle to search to hunt to work towards and so on. And this is when Allah guides but ultimately obviously if Allah has misguided someone or if Allah has left someone to go astray, nobody can bring them back. Nobody can bring them back. You know, we faced with people nowadays, especially in this new world, that you have children 1820 and so on, and suddenly they they are far astray and the parents are decent people. The parents are religious
people, spiritual people, and they will tell you, you know, I don't know
What's happened? I'm so depressed, you got to tell them my beloved Mother, do not be depressed. keep on praying, keep on trying. That's your role. Now the child is an adult, they owe it to Allah, you try your best, and you have tried your best. And this is why we say do not falter from a young age. Do not underestimate the evil power
that is being aggressively advertised around today. Whether it's on the television or the internet or everywhere else, there is a lot of evil going on. Allah safeguard us from this evil. May He make us religious and spiritual at the same time. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect our offspring. My mothers and sisters always asked Allah for guidance keep on asking him. This is why when we read Surah Fatiha, if you've ever thought of it, we start off by praising Allah declaring his praise and so on and we only make one there is only one supplication in that whole surah and we repeat it every time we pray in our Salah. There is one supplication Do you know what it is? In our Serato study,
Guide us to the straight path. That's all. There's no other prayer or supplication in Surah Fatiha besides guidance to the straight path guidance to the State Bar. We say it so many times in Salah everyday Guide us to the straight path. Are we genuine? Well if we are in Sharla we will be working towards the straight path. What's the point of saying Guide us to the straight path Guide us to the straight path Guide us to the straight path Guide us to the straight path. Assalamu aleikum wa rahmatullah and everything goes off, your clothing is off, everything is off. The late Michael Jackson is in your ears and everything is up and we come back a little while later guidance to the
state bath and as to the State Park guide us to the State Park. To play the fool was Allah subhana wa Taala. If you are serious, insane guidance to the straight path, you will try your best to walk upon the straight path to tread upon it you will try your best to shrug off whatever evil thoughts and ideas and habits that may have been overtaking us. They are and we will try our best to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is why Allah says it is up to Allah, it is his in his control. But he also tells you, you try and I'll do the rest. You be sincere and your doors will open. So Allah says whoever Allah guides for him, there is no Miss leader. May Allah guide us and
Allah really guide us all.
Allah says, is not Allah Exalted in Might the owner of retribution louer
la sala, who be Aziz in vintage arm? is Allah not strong? Is he not all powerful? The owner of might the owner of retribution, which means he can revenge and he can actually pay back? Is he not the the the owner, the sovereign? The one who has all power? The answer is Yes, he does. So now what we're learning from this is be careful, do good deeds. And you know what, if you've made mistakes, then you'd better repent, may Allah grant us all goodness, and repentance and may elevate us. I mean, then the question, then in the next verse, Allah says, and if you ask them, which means the kuffaar of Polish, the disbelievers at the time of Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, they used to believe in
Allah, but they added deities with Allah. So Allah says here confirming that he says, and if you were to ask them, who created the heavens and the earth, they would say Allah.
They would say God Almighty, superior supreme one supreme power has created all this. So tell them, then Have you considered what you invoke besides Allah? If Allah intended me harm? Are they able to remove this harm? And if Allah intended me mercy, are they able to withhold this mercy?
This is a question because when you ask him who created you and the heavens and the earth, they will say Allah, but they're still worshipping sticks and stones and whatever else so So, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is being told to ask them another question, that okay, if you're saying that Allah created me and the heavens and the earth and everything else, then those you are calling out to besides Allah, and the things that you are calling out to besides a law, can they protect me from any harm that Allah wants to inflict upon me? Or can they hold back any goodness that Allah wants to bless me with? The answer is no. They know that nothing can happen from the time of Abraham
and even before the time of Ibrahim May peace be upon him.
The Viola Ibrahim alayhis salam, he asked his father, oh, my father, you worshipping these idols? Do they protect you when someone tries to slap you? Or can they slap someone who intends to harm you? Oh, can they give you food? Or can they even eat themselves? Or can they help you see the way and in fact Can they see the way themselves? And these were all simple but valid questions? May Allah Subhana
Allah help us to ask the relevant questions to the right people and inshallah we will get the correct answers. So this was a question so Allah says at the end of that, say sufficient for me is Allah and upon him alone.
Rely, the Wise realize, cool SB Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah don't say Allah is enough for me sufficient, and that's a dua we should all be making us be Allah, Allah here.
It's a good one. You can even say haspin Allah when a man Joaquin, or has to be Allahu Allah Allahu alayhi wa sallam shall have him or carry him Subhan Allah, this is Allah, and these are the prayers and supplications we should be making, I do not have time to go into the deeper meanings of it. But I hope that you would because this shows that Allah is sufficient for us. If you have a problem, you just say has to be Allah, Allah is enough for me. And Allah will protect you, you have to mean it genuinely obviously. So here, Nabil salatu salam is being told to say, so he is taught a dua, what is this has been Allah, Allah here to work along with our Kenyan, Allah is enough for me, Allah is
sufficient for me. And you know, who lays their trust in Allah, those who are the wise layers of trust, those who know where to lay the trust, they lay their trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then Allah tells Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to say something else. So let's read the verse. He says, say, all my people work according to your position, for indeed I am working and you are going to know you are going to know very soon. So what is the meaning of this verse? They were doing deeds, they were doing bad deeds, they were threatening and Allah said to Muhammad salatu salam just say that Allah is enough for me. And when they kept on threatening Allah says, okay, you do whatever you're doing, and let me carry on doing what I am doing. And soon you will come to know who was right, who was wrong, what was happening, the judgment will come to pass and so on. So sometimes we
have disputes in this world that we have to leave for the life after death. And these are some disputes, you have to just say, Okay, do as you believe or as you feel fit, and I am doing as I feel fit, and Allah will judge between us. But on merit, obviously, my message is much more powerful. Man, Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant the strength and the ability to not only understand the powerful message, but to adopt it, to work towards it, and to preach it to others. I mean, so my mothers and sisters, Allah says thereafter.
And you are going to know to whom will come atonement disgracing him and on whom will descend an enduring punishment, you will get to know very soon, who is going to be punished. you threaten him to punish me in this world, when Allah subhanho wa Taala will show you who is more deserving of the punishment. So Allah says, indeed, We sent down to you the book for the people in truth. This is the book we sent it down to you for who, for the people, for your information, you and I are from the people. We are the people Allah sent it for me and for you. Obviously the people I was referring to the people at the time, and the extended to us all because the Quran is for us. And Allah sent it
through the best of creation, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it came as a gift to us from Allah and instruction. This is why we always say, learn the Quran read his Meaning, if you know the meanings of the Quran deeply, nobody can fool you ever, nobody will be able to lie to you about what Islam says and does not say because you know, you know the message of your maker. And this is something that's extremely important. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us knowledge, and that which is beneficial, I mean, so, indeed, We sent down the book, we sent down to you the book for the people in truth. So whoever is guided, it is for the benefit of his own soul. And whosoever goes astray,
only goes astray to its own detriment, which means to the souls own detriment, and you are not a manager in authority over them. You are a messenger to deliver the message, you're not a manager, you don't have authority over them. So guidance is not in your hands, you can only guide them by showing them the path but you cannot guide them by enforcing them to walk upon the path. This is why there were so many disbelievers at the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Yet he was he really wanted them to believe and some of them did not believe some of them believe later on yet. The winners were those who accepted it immediately and recognize the truth may Allah make a strong
Allah strengthen us all my brothers and sisters, we need to pray to Allah, that he keeps us from amongst those who are steadfast and he protect us from the devil and the devil's whispers. I mean, so Allah says
Number 42. Before I say the meaning of verse number 42, let me tell you something, my brothers and sisters, Allah removes the soul from the body. When you go to sleep at night, did you know that
Allah takes the body away, so he takes the soul away, when you go to sleep, so you're going to sleep.
And then he says that, okay, if you life is still written for you, then we send it back into your body as you are awakened, or as you wake up, we send it back into your body.
And if death is written to you, we keep it, we don't send it back, back to the body. So the connection of the body and the soul in sleep, somehow detached how Allah knows the detail. But this is the verse that we actually surrender to, here it is, let's read it, you'll understand it. Allah says,
a lot takes the soldiers at the time of their death, and those that do not die, he takes them away during this leap.
When you hear them,
when he keeps those for which he has decreed death, he doesn't send them back. And he releases the others as they wake up from their sleep for a specified term. Indeed, in that a science for people who give thought,
technology, medicine, science, whatever you want to call, it cannot explain exactly what sleep is all about. They have guessed, they have tried, but they'll confirm that 100% detail, we can no clue. We don't know what goes on here. Something happens. They can they can perhaps put you to sleep with an injection, but they don't know exactly what goes on there tell you, oh, it slows down. And this happens when you start dreaming or what's dreams all about? They can't explain.
So it's called a small death. That's your sleep, a small death. And the big death is when he keeps the soul. This is why one of the easiest deaths is when someone dies in the sleep. So easy, simple, gone. Not necessarily the best death, but even the easiest, yes, it's very easy because your soul anyway is gone. And Allah says we just keep it. So the sakurada minimized, you know, the pangs of death. But that might not be the best way of having gone because sometimes if you die in a specific condition, you know, like those who died during childbirth, and those who have death, perhaps was protecting their property and so on. They get a much higher rank May Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant
us goodness, may he take us away in a way that he knows is best for us? I mean,
so I don't think I heard a single amin de la
Masada Allah grant us really the best of death. I mean, law cover. Don't be frightened because you have to go so do I. But you'd rather just say oh law take me in a nice way.
You have no option my mothers and sisters no option we have to go. We'd rather go nicely then to say hey, I'm too scared to say I mean to that. So how would you go? Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us an easy Dave I mean, so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, he releases the others for a specified time indeed in that assigns for people who give thought, or have they taken other than Allah, as intercessors say, even though they do not possess power over anything, nor do they reason How can they take intercessors besides Allah, they say, when you ask them, why are you worshiping these people? They say they're going to bring us closer to Allah. So Allah says, Why are you worshiping
these? intercessors? They say no, these are intercessors they will bring us closer to you. Allah says How did you do that? Did I authorize that? Allahu Akbar. So this is why even in the next verse, Allah says, say to Allah belongs the right to allow intercession entirely. The right to allow intercession is belonging solely and only to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And indeed, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will have the power of interceding on the Day of Judgment, that too, will be and it is by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhana wa Jalla Candace ease and this is explained by Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam himself. He says I'll be waiting for you at the
pond known as Kota and I will be waiting there recognizing you calling out to Allah saying Allah this person is from my own mouth and interceding on behalf of the members of my alma mater law Grant has that intercession. I mean, but he says, then they will come people that I will recognize and I'll try to call out but Allah will deny them that and Allah will say to me, that no, not these you don't know what they did after you left, they turned back and they turned the beam back in they did not follow what you had brought and so on. So Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam says do not embarrass me. What a big embarrassment. Allah subhanho wa Taala helped us to adopt the the deen as best as
possible and may He forgive us. You know, what's the little secret? Well, it's not a little secret, but it's something great. seek forgiveness a lot, a lot. Seek a lot of repentance and inshallah you'll find a lot of goodness in your day to day lives and even a lot of hope for the afterlife.
You know, you won't be a person who's fearing so much to say hey, I'm gonna die one day you know you tried your best and hamdullah we've got no other option but to open the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, verse number 44, Allah says, say to Allah belongs intercession entirely to Allah belongs the right to allow intercession entirely To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, then to Him you will be returned. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says thereafter, and when Allah is mentioned alone, the hearts of those who do not believe in the hereafter shrink with a version. But when those worshipped other than him I mentioned immediately they rejoice. You know how powerful
this verses Allah says that those who's who have weakness of Eman when you talk about Allah and His words and his Kalam and the poor on and to worship Allah alone, and not to engage in Shere Khan, not to associate partners with Allah, their hearts shrink, they are said and they say, what's this person talking about? Why are they always talking about Shere Khan we should stay away from ship can ship can ship? Well, it's a sign that your hearts are weak and distant from Allah, that you are getting irritated by the speech about cheek and abstaining from it. This is what the light is saying that look, those whose hearts are weak, those whose hearts are weak, and they do not have true
belief in the ACA and the life after they whenever things whenever Allah is mentioned alone, Allah alone 111 they get irritated, and their hearts shrink. They don't even want to hear about it. But the minute you talk about something besides Allah, they happy, excited, wow, listen to this, they telling us stand near the tree, and you get the power. Listen to that. They're telling us go to the fortune teller. And you know, he's an accurate man, he predicted that my eggs would come out row this morning. Wow.
So but this is what people do. And you know, when they start saying, Okay, this, the saint is going to tell us this and that. And you know, when you talk about this saint and this thing and that thing, Okay, fair enough, we respect our saints, but at the same time, we don't worship them. And another thing is, if anyone was pious and good, they should have called you towards Allah, not towards themselves. Anyone who is pious, one of the signs of piety is they never ever blow their own trumpet. Rather, they call out to Allah and they call you and I to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is why when people say, Oh, this guy is a very bad person, and he's at the jail, and he's this and he's
and so what, Allah protect us. If the person is calling towards himself, then indeed isn't the job. But if the person is calling towards Allah, then he's just a messenger telling you to do good, that's it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us messengers, and may not make us people who call towards themselves. So this verse is so powerful, and I love reading it this way so suited to Zuma. Because really, it wakes me up my it wakes me up, and it helps me alone. Verse number 45, of surah number 39. When Allah says, When Allah alone is mentioned, then those who don't have proper belief in the Hereafter, their hearts shrink with a version.
But when everything else is mentioned, besides the law, they immediately rejoice. And this is why if you were to tell someone, my brother, my sister, you're going through a problem make dua to Allah. I've been making dua, but the minute you tell him to take 20 lemons and start taking 50 roses and do 50 things that you that's going to work and they do it so enthusiastically, and they tell everyone else to do it. Why they believe in the Hereafter is weak. That's all it is. Here's the verse Allah is telling you, if you get upset or if you have to feel a little bit weak when allies mentioned that the power of Allah and the verses of Allah and worshiping Allah alone is mentioned, and you start
feeling something in your heart negative and you feel it's not enough. There's a weakness in your Eman. And when you get excited about everything else, when people tell you to believe in all superstitious things, and this and that, and you know, and we start believing in all other things besides Allah and when they mentioned other people, you know, sometimes when you read a verse of the Quran, people get upset, but the minute you say such and such a person said this statement, they get so excited. And they say, wow, you know, well, that's a sign of weakness of the man by right. I'm not saying you should not be impressed by what some people might have taught you in terms of
goodness, but the first line, the first line of impression should be the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all and may guide us. So these are powerful verses and towards the end of last season CE. O Allah, Creator of the heavens, this is a this is a dua
Allah is telling Mohammed Salah wa Salaam Say, O Allah, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Knower of the unseen and the witnessed, you will judge between your servants concerning that over which they used to defer Allahu Akbar you know when people are in dispute, this is a powerful sometimes people want to oppress you they are passing wrong judgment against you. You say this lahoma falter somehow it will early maybe was Shahada and the documentary belgica FEMA condo fee of telephone, la vaca and Allah says
If those who did wrong had all that is in the earth entirely, and the lack of it with it, which means who they would attempt to ransom themselves, thereby, from the worst of the punishment on the Day of Resurrection.
So people would want to pay to say, Hey, I'm going to the fire, take some money, take all the wealth I had, take everything I had, take my child, take my spouse, take everyone
walk away. This is what the Quran says. Allah says, That's not going to happen. They're going to try that. And then they will appear to them from Allah that which they had not taken into account. They knew about it, but they never considered it thoroughly. So Allah says no ways. This day is the day of deeds, not the day of trying to convince with currency that's not acceptable here, because dollars and cents and everything else and gold and silver is not a currency that except that is acceptable once you die. No, whilst you're alive, you can convert it into the currency that's going to be used on the other side known as deeds. So from $50 make them 500,000 deeds, yes. When you get
to the afra, your deeds will be weighed, you have more Yes, you can, you can actually be freed from the fire because you've got more good deeds. This is why we say, let's keep on doing good deeds. Allah says, and they will appear for them the evils that they had earned, and they will be enveloped by that which they used to ridicule. When you tell people about punishment, they start laughing at you. When you tell people that does help when you tell people that there is heaven. When you tell people that there is this nowadays, they just laugh at you. Some of the people just laugh. But Allah says all they used to ridicule is to laugh. Now they're enveloped by the same thing that they used
to laugh about. And then Allah says, When adversity touches man, he calls upon us and we bestow him a favor from us. Then he says,
This is what I was speaking about earlier, that when adversity affects us, something bad happens to us we quit to call out to Allah, a stone hit me on my head. Yeah, Allah. Allah, Allah. Allah, Allah June.
But you know what happened?
I made a big profit, and I earned $50,000. Well, now what happens? First thing we think about is to buy stuff. And to do this to the mayor, my guidance. I hope that's not the case with us. But it happens in some cases where people tend to lose, you got good health, good, everything, everything is super lovely. And we forget Allah. Let me give you a quick example. I know I've overshot the time but don't worry. Ramadan is around the bend. So we're just practicing. Mashallah.
So, there was a man right, this Buddha and the head man was trying to draw his attention. So he threw a $20 bulletin.
And the builder carried on working, he threw another $20 bulletin builder carried on working, he threw another $20 bulletin, the builder kept on working. So he decided, Okay, let me throw a stone, he threw a stone and immediately the builder looked up at what's going on. Now, the why we say this is because to draw the attention, when goodness was coming, the attention was not drawn. The minute something struck immediately the attention was drawn. That happens in our lives, Allah throws sustenance in our direction, but we never look to Him. And the minute suddenly you diagnosed with something Allah was my salon, and
why I got a problem. Well, that was the little stone, it was a gift. It was a gift. Allah says, hang on, you know what, come back to us quickly, quickly. We've given you so much that you forgotten us rather than when we give you you must remember us so that at least when you know when the days come when you tested you already close to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us closeness. So these are some of the beautiful verses. The last verse that I'd like to speak about today is the verse where Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
those before them had already said it, Allahu Akbar. Let's just go through verse number 49. When adversity touches man, he calls upon us, then when we bestow him with a favor from us, he says, I have only been given it because of my own knowledge. Rather, it is a trial, but most of them do not know. Allah says those before them had already said it, but they will not availed by what they used to earn, and the evil consequences of what they earn struck them. And those who have wronged of these people will be struck or afflicted by the evil consequences of what they earned, and they will not cause failure. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Really, Allah is the one who extends
provision. He is the one who sustains He is the one who gives goodness it is Allah Subhana Allah to Allah who extends provision, from whom He wills and restricts it from whom He wills. Indeed, in that there are signs of people who believe you believe in Allah, you will realize sustenance is in his hands. You just work towards Allah in a way that is permissible and halal. Whatever comes in your direction that's from Allah, The minute you do prohibited things you are answered.
So my brothers and sisters we've learned a lot from these verses. I think this is such a big cleanser just before Ramadan where we can actually start looking back into our deeds and earn the pleasure of Allah. Nun knows when they're going to die none knows when they are going to return to Allah but the day we do return we'd love that Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us and that we earn gentleness and that we can be the blessed May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant you all goodness and may He bless yourselves and your offspring and us all May Allah subhanho wa Taala indeed forgive us or sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah Nabina Muhammad
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