Ramadan 2023 Appeal
Channel: Mufti Menk
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14th April 2013
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respected mothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala is drawing our attention to the fact that whatever rife corruption and mischief is on the earth. It is because of the doings of men. And this is why we've always taught that every action has a reaction when you do something do not think that you are not going to pay for it. When you disobey Allah you will pay for it unless you engaged in Toba then Allah subhanho wa Taala will delete and will wipe out what you have done. This is why my mothers and sisters let's remember something do not think that we are able to run away from a loss
or off or from his punishment if we are earning it without batting an eyelid. What this means is the grip of Allah subhanho wa Taala is solid. He has such a grip on us right here right now. He is close.
To us than we are to ourselves. So my mothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala makes it clear he says, evil has appeared on land and sea because of what the hands of men have earned by oppression and evil deeds. You oppress you engage in evil deeds you pay for it. Now there is a mistranslation of this way. Some people say that the evil on earth and the mischief and corruption is because of the deeds of the Muslims. That is wrong. This verse is what they read, in order to try and prove that point. The verse does not say maharal facade do feel very well Buhari be Marchesa, but ideal muslimeen? No, it does not say that evil has appeared on earth and land because of what the Muslims
have done. That is not what it says it says Be Marchesa, but aid in us because of what the hands of men have earned. You do something you pay for it, which is what it is, and more so the polytheists and the mushrikeen and the kafar. And those who are sin earners, the ones who earn sin, without batting an eyelid, they're not interested in turning to Allah, they're not interested in giving up their bad ways. They're not interested in Toba. They're not interested in fulfilling their obligations that Allah has placed on their shoulders. They must not cry the day the punishment hits them and strikes them. We've said this so many times in the past, but here's the verse Allah warns
us and he says, look, the evil has appeared on land and at sea, because of what the hands of men have earned. Now, this verse has a deep deep meaning. It includes even the ecosystem
and its general degradation over a period of time.
You know, men is now extracting things from the earth. And yes, we are not saying that is prohibited, but sometimes the way men have loads the waste that he needs to offload. In terms of toxic waste. He causes disaster at sea, and he causes disaster on the land and the way he operates with his worship system. He also causes a lot of disaster and the way he operates with his social system, he causes a lot of disaster, the way he operates with injustice and maltreatment of people based on perhaps race, perhaps based on color based on religion, based on financial standing, all this is unacceptable.
And it will have an after effect and an impact when you oppress people, you know, there comes a time when they will react and retaliate. When you suppress them as well. There comes a time when they will react and retaliate. So my mothers and sisters Allah subhanho wa Taala says, levy Cahoon Baba Levy, Emmylou the reason why Allah lets this action have reaction is for them to be made to taste some of their deeds, you taste your deed, if your deed is worth the fire, then you taste that fire. If your deed is worth the paradise, then you taste that paradise. If your deed is bad, then you taste something bad in return. If your deed for example, is a good deed, you taste something good in
return. So Allah says Lala, who May or June when and if they taste that which is a result of their deeds, it may result in them turning to Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is why we always say,
when you have a disaster in your home, in your health, in your business, in your surroundings, in your children in something that is dear to you, you need to first ask yourself between you and Allah, what is my link with Allah and you need to make doba ask Allah to forgive you for sins you have committed that you may not even know you might not remember and ask Allah to forgive you for those that you remember as well. So if that happens, and you develop a good link with Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah says, we had made you taste some of this evil so that you were able to turn back to us, levy a home, Baba levy amilo la la mirada June, to let them tastes some of their deeds so
that they would turn back to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a turning point before he punishes and before he does something negative to us to make us tired. This is why we say my sisters, I've said it many many times. You want to quit a bad habit quitted whilst you're in good health, good shape and good wealth or happiness and so on. Because that's much better for you than to wait for Allah to take your health away your wealth away your happiness away. And suddenly you hear that you know what, my whole family is breaking up into little fragments and pieces and you waiting for that before you turn to Allah. That's not good enough. That's not intelligent. You know,
it's like people telling you and warning you This is a typical Zimbabwean example. It fits in most countries. People are wanting you there's a speed trap down the road and you cruising at one eight
Well, it's your fault you were told already. You don't stop after you and have been jailed because of that and you say, you know what, I'm not gonna stop. Well, it's a way of doing it because foolish would be he who was jailed for speeding. and thereafter he still speeds after that. very foolish, but the sharpest of the lot when you told that there is a speed trap here, slow down, calm down. When you cross those cups, you know trying to nail everybody, you can actually wave at them because they know they can see your sports vehicle and they can see that you actually cruising at 60 kilometers an hour. Wow, sharp, intelligent. Why because you took a warning and you made sure that
you did not need to be swiped at before you learnt a lesson, but rather you took a precaution before you were nabbed. So this is Allah system is far higher than this. And Allah subhanho wa Taala allows you He wants you he sends us warnings the Quran is a warning the sooner is a warning. Allah has given us limitations and limits not just speed limits, but limits. And Allah tells us watch out Don't be nabbed on the other side of the limit. And the beauty is if you are nabbed on the other side of the limit, you can make Toba you can tell a lie ally haven't been dressing appropriately for so many years. I'm going to start it now. And here. Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar. Oh, I love it. Hang
on. You know what we love you so much, we will punish you a little bit, then you turn then you then you will dress properly and appropriately because we just punish you a little bit. But foolish is the person whom that happens to. It's a person who waits to be jailed before they learn how to fulfill the law. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah says
tell them all Mohammed Salah, Salah Sierra will go and travel on the earth. Go travel in the land and see what the end of those before you was going have a look at how they ended. Check them they had more wealth than you they had more power than you they had more physical, powerful than you and so on. And look at how they ended you cannot hear them, no sound No, sometimes no even sign and Allah says go and see go travel the earth Allahu Akbar, and go and see what the ending of those people before you was kind of a thorough mushrikeen most of them were polytheists I the latest disbelievers in the oneness of Allah.
Now this verse shows that when Allah speaks of this evil on Earth, it is a result of the actions of the polytheists. The idolater is the disbelievers in the oneness of Allah. Then there is wholesale destruction, wholesale destruction, and as for the muslimeen each one pays for his own deeds.
So Allah says,
So Allah is telling Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and the lesson is for all of us. So set you all Mohammed Salah Salam your face in obedience with Allah your Lord, to the straight and the right religion. To the Islamic monotheism worship Allah alone, before they comes from Allah a day which none can avert. On that day, men shall be divided into two groups, a group in Paradise, and the group in how Allahu Akbar
so here's a last warning number two, first morning he says Watch out, you know, we let people taste some of their deeds so that they turn to us but when they die too late to turn, once you see the angels of death too late to turn in Allah to Allah Yakubu Batalla de mela murin. Allah accepts the Toba of a worshiper for as long as they do not enter the point of insecurity, just prior to the roof being taken out. That is the point up to that stage, you can still turn to Allah after that too late. Yes, that will definitely then be too late. So Allah says, turn to Allah before a day comes to you. Now let's stop there. This is a law telling us watch out your time is limited. Brothers and
sisters, our time is limited. We ask Allah to grant us the turning. So Allah says they will be divided into two and men. Do you know what Monica farfalla ecoflo woman ami lasallian Valley and Fushimi imagine what a powerful way of wording it Allah says, Then, Whosoever this believes will suffer from his own disbelief. And whosoever does righteous good deeds by practicing Islamic monotheism. And by doing good deeds and fulfilling the law of Allah than such will prepare a good place in paradise for themselves. They will prepare a good place for paradise in paradise for themselves and they will be saved by Allah from his punishment. Stop there moment. When you are
building your house when you are buying a house when you're buying a dress. When you're going to buy food at the supermarket. You are the one who fills your trolley. Do you fill it with items that you can't afford? No. Do you fill it with items that are expired? No. Do you fill it with items that you don't really need? At
All No. Do you when you build your house you make the rooms how you want it nowadays everyone wants on sweet and sweet Mashallah and even the little boy in the playroom they've got a little bathroom and shower on the side with the little toilet Mashallah tabarrok Allah why you built it how you wanted it you made an effort, your family or your husband or your wife whoever has earned the money Mashallah they sweated for it and now that they've got it, they want to build one room, they want to build it nicely properly according to plan so that they can live in it, who is deciding what type of a plan you will decide what plan where will this be? Where will that be? Why because you worked hard
you earned and now you have the right to decide what type of house you would like and Mashallah double storey, triple storey or just a bungalow. It's all up to you. The same happens your house in paradise you need to build it, but the payment will be with your obedience to Allah.
The payment is with your Salah with your dress code with you're sticking to Islamic monotheism, protecting yourself from chic and protecting yourself from polytheism and bidda, which is innovation. May Allah protect us from innovation Allahu Akbar,
Allahu Akbar, that is the payment. Once that happens, your home will be beautiful. You want to see your children in Paradise, Allah will grant that to you, Allah grant you what you wish and what you think for in general. Yesterday, someone was asking me that if a woman has been married to a man who passed away or thereafter married again, and the other man also passed away, thereafter married again and the other man also passed away. I said, Stop, stop, stop. Something seems to be wrong. hope she's not poisoning them.
But the question was, who will she be with in paradise? First, second, or third? I said, Whoa, number one lucky woman. She has a choice, Allahu Akbar. But she needs to get to Jenna. First. What's the point of discussing what you are going to buy in China? When you don't have a passport? No. Do you have the money to buy a ticket? And you're saying when I go to China, I'm gonna fill for containers. Keep on dreaming. Keep on dreaming, believe me, keep on dreaming.
First, get a passport, then get a ticket, then get money to buy those containers now start talking Allahu Akbar. And when you go to China, you might find something different. So we want to give an example of paradise. What's the point of debating who you're going to be with in paradise when you haven't yet got there. And Allah says when you get there, Fiamma, Tasha he was there, whatever your soul desires you shall have, I don't even want to translate that further. Because you take it at that. Whatever your soul desires, you shall have imagined certain things about whatever your soul desires you shall have, you're not going to be thinking with the brain that you have right now.
Because the brain that me and you have right now is not, it is actually very, very narrow, very small. Allah says we have not given you knowledge besides a little droplet.
So this is why Allah says it here.
Whoever disbelieves will suffer from their disbelief and whosoever does righteous good deeds. And remember, a great effort is required to do good deeds. You need to fight yourself to read the Quran to listen to it to replace the music CDs with poron. And with some Islamic lessons and to dress properly all this requires a great sacrifice. Every time you sacrifice my mother's and sisters, you are preparing a good place for yourself in paradise. This is what Allah says that those who do righteous deeds then such will prepare a good place in paradise for themselves and will be saved from Allah by Allah from his own punishment.
Then Allah says Leah De La Nina armano, why does Allah do that? And why will he do that?
So that he may reward those who believe in the oneness of Allah and do righteous good deeds out of his bounty. Verily he likes not the disbelievers this believe is the ungrateful alkaff caffeine refers to both the disbelievers as well as those who are ungrateful because to disbelieve in Allah is in gratitude. The same applies if I were to be disobedient to Allah, I am showing no gratefulness for what he has given me. Imagine. If someone gives you $1,000 a day, just like that. And if someone were to look after you buy you a house and a car and give you food every day and do whatever you want and wish in this world, it would be very bad to disobey them. If they told you please come with
me. I'd like to take you at two o'clock in the morning to fix a truck. You'd say by all means, let's go. Why? Because you know, this is once twice in the wild. It's very small compared to what they've done for you. Last example is far higher. He gave you your health he gave you your brain. He gave you your eyes, he gave you your nose, he gave you your wealth. He gave you your ability. He gave you a he gave you security, he gave you to whatever else he has given you. He might not have chosen to give you a few things. So what Allahu Akbar, it's up to him. He is the one but testing this dunya is to live it in such a way that by the time you die, you are in the right side. You
On the correct page with a law, that's all the test is. So whether you've had children or not whether you've had good health or it's been slightly failing, everyone has to die. There are people who are younger, who have had no health problems who have died quicker and earlier than those who have had health problems and prolonged into in terms of life. What a big deal. Is it a big deal. The reality is life has to come to an end today or tomorrow. Don't be scared. Tomorrow you are diagnosed with a disease Allah grant us cure. Ultimately, that's a gift of Allah for you to grant you the ability to turn to him before he takes you away, far better than having taken out somebody away
suddenly, in a way that they did not have the opportunity to turn to Allah. But both are going Why do you think you're not going? Why for some reason, does man think I'm not going to die? Why?
That's shaytan he makes us think that we are going to live forever. And he makes us think we need to cling to dear life we become depressed when we are sick. The reason is, we don't understand sickness is a gift of Allah for us to have our status elevated and to expiate our own sins and to act as a compensation for them. Allahu Akbar, we need to change the outlook we have towards sickness, clearly, the way we look at it, yes, it is something tough. And it is something that a period that nobody would like to go through, we make dua for Shiva, but all that is a package to cleanse you, you know that Allahu Akbar, and to earn closeness to Allah, if you die in that sickness, what a
great gift of Allah. So don't be depressed people say, oh, what's going to happen to my children? Who's going to look after this? He who's going to marry my husband? Love Akbar. Allahu Akbar, my mothers and sisters, those worries are minor, minor, minor, believe me. There are so many who've left children, the children have been looked after better by some other people. Sometimes. I don't want to say what will happen to the husband. But there are so many who have left their family members who are now looked after even better what happened, Allahu Akbar, live your life, live it properly, people must miss you and you gone rather than Subhana Allah people say, Oh, you know what?
May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all my mothers and sisters, to be honest, prepare for death, prepare for the day you're going in a beautiful way. Do not cheat yourself and lie to yourself that I'm not going don't you might go today or tomorrow, you might even go right now. May Allah subhanho wa Taala take us in a condition that he is happy with us. Because if that is the case, no matter when we've died, we are sick Alhamdulillah. But even if you live for 90 years, 100 years, and Allah is upset with you because of your evil deeds, then you might have had the longest life, guess what? You still have to go still have to go. So even if we were given a choice, would you like to live 70
years, 80 years or 100 years? So we say we'd like to clock the century Okay, you clock the century now what happens? You still have to go. You can't say no, no, no, I still like to stay, you still have to go, stay and do what
may Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, man, he take us away at an age where we have not been a burden to others.
Imagine. So Allah says here.
He's now giving us some of his signs. And he shows us that those who disbelieve in the resurrection, they're actually foolish. Look what Allah says. And amongst his signs is this, that he sends the winds as glad tidings. You know, when the wind is blowing, people get happy, because they know now that the clouds are going to come and it's going to rain and the produce is going to grow and the crop will grow and we will be able to eat and sell and earn. So Allah says, and amongst his signs is this, that he sins, the winds and glad tidings
as glad tidings, giving you a taste of His mercy in the form of rain, and that the ships may sail at his command, Allahu Akbar, when the wind blows, the ships actually move properly. The sails make them move in the direction they would like. This is Allah he's telling us this in the Quran, that we cause the wind to blow. This is why by default, at sea, there is much more wind than on land, have you ever thought of it? While Allah says we cause that to happen because we would like to give you a gift of being able to move that ship thoroughly and properly
and that you may seek His bounty.
You may seek His bounty in order that you may be thankful the bounties of Allah the gifts of Allah plentiful, some of them hidden under the earth, some of them they will come in the form of produce and crop because of the rain that Allah cause to fall and so on. So many different Some are in the sea at sea and some are in the A and atmosphere, whatever it is, Allah says we have given you so much Subhana Allah, and Allah says after that, so that you may be thankful. What is thankfulness? What is gratitude, thankful, meaning, praise Allah, worship Him, obey his commands and abstain from his prohibitions. That's how you thank Allah, even if the word
is looking at you negatively because of you having dressed in a specific way your inner contentment with your link with Allah will be such that the day death is overtaking you you die with a smile, why? You die with a smile. I tried my best to worship Allah. I tried to develop a link, my best friend is my Melaka Allahu Akbar, my best friend is my maker. I need to go and see him. He's waiting for me.
You know, the Hadith says whoever is looking forward to the meeting with Allah. Allah is looking forward to meeting with them.
Are you looking forward to meeting with Allah? When you can answer that question by looking at your dress code, by looking at what you listen to in your motor vehicle and everywhere else, how you operate, how you walk and talk, how you eat and drink, how you your links and relations, how you use your phone, and everything else that happens and at the same time, whether or not you worship Allah alone or you worship other things, or people or objects and whether or not you are following the messenger whom Allah sent to show you how you would be earning them the pleasure of the meeting with Allah.
When people meet Allah they will either be happy to do that. Or they will be so scared and frightened. They won't even want to because they are so embarrassed, and they may not even Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So then Allah continues look he made mention of what he made mention of the rain and the wind and he said when it falls when it comes down then it Allah says we cause the ships to move number one and number two is the bounty the produce the crop and so on. Now let's divert slightly and tell you we send messages to everyone before you while at the arson amin public or Mohamed Salah Salaam. Indeed we did send messengers before you to their own
They came to them with clear proofs with verses when we took vengeance on those who committed crimes.
For law he we should try reading this verse
Phantom Nam in alladhina Jomo, we took vengeance upon those who perpetrated crimes when after we sent a messenger to them. Imagine Allah says we send someone to tell them what's happening and what they should do. Those who did not listen and they started fighting the messengers and they disobeyed Allah says we sought vengeance, we actually penalize them as a result. Stop there and think where I fit in and where you fit in. May Allah forgive me wholesale Allah forgive me for the sins I've committed, knowingly and unknowingly. Allah we repent to you wholesale complete. Help us Allah.
mothers and sisters, it's not worth it. It's definitely not worth it. to disobey Allah instruction and think you're going to get away with it. Never. Allahu Akbar. Look at how scary it is. Allah says we sent messages newbies and our souls, prophets to people. And then we gave the message and we let them have a little bit of time to turn when they didn't turn. We actually penalize them. In Amina Medina Jomo, Allah says very, very clearly, we took vengeance on those who committed the disbelief and who said partners with Allah
and who committed their sins. What kind of Allah international momineen and Allah says ended for the believers, it was incumbent upon us to help them we help the believers. Sometimes the believers are not given what they want, but they're given contentment. So even if you die in a death, full of battling by an enemy, for example, but you die a happy death, you will look forward to the meeting with Allah you die with a smile, Allahu Akbar. Because whether you die having fallen from the top of a mountain or you die in your bed, or you die being shot by a thug, or you die being crushed to pieces by something, you still have to die. It's just a way it's a means of dying. That's it. When
you die you did that's all whether you've died on your bed, as we said, or whether you've died with a little lethal injection Allah safeguard all of us, you know, you and I know that suicide is haram. But at the same time, if someone has chosen that wrong path, they still going to die. And if someone was crushed to pieces in a way, or burnt in a way that there was nothing left of them for us to see. They still have died. So Allah says look, you die happy. That's what it is. Love Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala groundless goodness.
And now again, Allah makes mention of the wind.
He says, Allah is He who sends the wind so that they raise clouds and spread them along the sky, which means Allah spreads them along the sky as He wills and then he breaks them into fragments until you see raindrops come forth from their midst.
This is a powerful verse which explains how the clouds are formed and how they are broken into fragments, what lightning does and so on. And Allah says then we cause them in the form of raindrops to come forth from their midst.
Then when he has made them fall on whom of his slaves as He wills, lo, the rejoice.
Allah says when it rains, people are happy, they are excited, wow, the rivers are going to be filled, the lakes are going to be filled, the produce is going to grow the grass on our lawn, the grass and our front gardens will go, Wow, the fruit is going to come, everything is going to happen. That's why people are excited. And Allah says yet before that rain,
just before it was sent down upon them, they were in despair.
Look at men.
There is a time when they go through drought. During the drought they call out to Allah. And they are they some of them are in despair completely. Then Allah sends winds they get happy. Then Allah sends the clouds they form they come down, Masha, Allah, Allah says we choose where we want them to come down. Have you ever noticed, sometimes this side of the road, there is rain and the other side of the road, there is no rain, I've seen it. That's Allah He chooses where he wants the rain to fall, the exact droplet, which square millimeter on the ground, it's going to fall upon Allah knows it's written, it's chosen, it will not miss its target.
So Allah says, look at the effects and the results of Allah's mercy. How he revives the earth after its death, it suddenly becomes green after it was added, oh, brown, verily, that Allah who revived the earth after its death, shall indeed raise the dead on the Day of Resurrection, and he is a all Able to do all things. Look at this example. Didn't I tell you moments ago that Allah is giving us this example to draw our attention to the fact that he can give life to the dead. When you die, Allah will give you life just like when the earth is dead, he gives it life. Every year, we see the rainy season, every year. And if you go in our country, in the winter, everything becomes dry. And
in the summer, everything becomes green. So Allah says, Don't you watch that? Do you see that? Do you know what that is? It's us, we cause rain to fall, and we give the earth life once again. So when you are now decomposed into the earth, we will cause a white rain to fall onto the earth for a period of time, a thick rain and from that you shall grow. You shall grow you will be resurrected, oh man, and you're going to be answerable. So Allah says, Don't be fooled, if we can give life to something, we will give life to anything else.
And if we send the wind,
which would spoil the green growth,
if we would send the wind
which would spoil the produce brought up by the previous rain, and they see that till turn yellow, behold,
very, very when after being happy would become unthankful to Allah. As disbelievers or in gratitude, you know what this means? This is another scientific fact. When there is rain, your produce grows, when there is rain that is of the right levels, Mashallah you'll enjoy that produce too much rain, your produce starts becoming rotten, have you noticed that? Even more rain, it becomes yellow and you cannot even consume it, and then it's totally rotten, and you have to throw it away. So Allah says, we know exactly what to do. The measurements that we sent down is calculated. We know. So Allah says, some of them, you tell them things.
They don't want to listen. Some of them you tell them things they listen. Some of them you tell them so many times they still don't listen, some of them when you repeat it, they listen. So where do I fit in my mother's and sisters and where do you fit in? When you are told Do you get upset? If that's the case? Wow. May Allah safeguard us, we don't benefit at all.
So Allah says, oh, Mohammed, Salah Salah. You cannot make the dead here.
Which means the disbelievers those whose hearts are dead. You will not make them here Your duty is to tell them but they won't hear.
Nor can you make the death hear the call.
When they show their backs and turn away.
You cannot make the dead here. This verse two translations that we want to talk about. One is when a person is spiritually dead. You can tell them what you want. It doesn't
Do I fit in that? Do you fit in that? That's the case, let's change. When people tell you to change, does it affect you, if it doesn't work, we might just be dead, we might be being referred to in this verse largest middle motor, you will not be able to make the did hear what you're saying. They just ignore it. You know, it's like a little child.
If you've watched and I've watched this happen,
a little child playing with the most favorite game of this
and you tell them stop playing, they like ignore you. It's like they didn't hear thing didn't even go through one ear and out of the other. They didn't allow it to get into the first year. Nothing. You say stop playing Give me the game they just carrying on until you actually have to take it away from them by force. But if you tell them, Hey, this is a whole box of chocolates, you can take what you want. Suddenly they hear it, it's registered, they put the game down and they'll carry on or they can hold the game and rush to the chocolate. Take those chocolates and still play the game. How do you like that? I'm sure you've seen it. Why? Because that's man and his selective nature. We do
that sometimes with the message of Islam.
This is what the lysing person spiritually did. Tell them what you want. They are like a little child playing a favorite game. They don't even bother to them. It's nothing. The minute you tell me there's a nightclub they you know what? It's gonna be so good. You're so gorgeous. I'm sure you will win the Miss whatever, whatever. And they will come they walk in three seconds. They they How did you get here? I just heard about it. Wow.
I heard rumor. And I changed imagine and I rushed. But when we were calling you for Salah there was nothing I didn't even go through the year when we told you about dress code about changing your habits about becoming a better person speaking well to your maids and gardeners, then nothing happened isn't it? Then it was like playing your favorite game you still kept on being the big boss s that you were I don't know why I added the WSJ.
But to be honest with you, we need to change mothers and sisters really really Allah gives us a chance and a few chances. Do you know the number of chances that you are going to have is already written and they being kicked off the list one after the other. I am frightened for that chance to be the last one we have before we are overtaken with something.
Allah says 10 Come on. So this is why Allah says you won't be able to make those here who are spiritually dead or death. And then in reality also the dead people, people who really died Allah is the one who makes them hear whatever he wants them to hear. So if I go to the graveyard and I start saying Hey guys, what's happening you know this morning you we had a bit of a disaster there at the at the masjid. You know, this guy did that. And that guy, someone spoke about you and I'm a fool. I'm a big fool. But when I go there and I say As salam o Alaikum Allah, Dr. Amin, amin Al muslimeen, we're in insha, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will allows
that statement to be heard by the date. But if I were to say anything else,
I cannot make them hear what I'm saying. It's like a radio frequency, certain frequencies you can hear what's happening, although there might be a million frequencies on the same radio, you hear the one that you tuned into only. So there are certain words that the dead may be tuned into how I've got no clue. Allah knows how. So this is also a literal meaning of that verse that the dead it's not you who makes them listen, it's Allah who allows them to hear a few things. Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has addressed the dead few times in his life. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has allowed those dead to hear what he has said, says Allah is Allah power. So where he does not want to allow them to
hear a thing, they won't hear a thing. And this is why stick to what Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has taught as to how to greet the dead and how and so on and so forth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection I hope, I have made mentioned briefly of both aspects of the meanings of this particular verse. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says Rama and Toby had elomi or Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, you cannot guide the blind from their string you can make you cannot guide the blind from their string mama anta Bihar elomi ambala team into smeagol in la mina, Biya Tina who Muslim on
you can only make those who believe here our verses, it is here the meaning of the word here ha are to listen, to hear to take heed the only people who will take heed of the verses, the proofs, the evidences the revelations of Allah are those who believe and they have submitted unto Allah in Islam, they are the ones who will be able to listen.
So this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that those who believe this will affect them properly. Those who disbelieve they will never ever listen, and they will not be from amongst those who will benefit from your speech. My mothers and sisters, I'd like to end here
With two things one is we ask ourselves we've heard such powerful verses today, where do I fit in? Am I from amongst those whom when I'm told I get upset I get angry, am I from amongst those whom when I'm told I don't do anything about it positive am I from amongst those who gets so excited when it comes to committing sin and when it comes to doing a good deed, I become lazy. If that is the case, then today I have a lesson for myself. Because if I do not take heed by the messages and the verses that Allah has sent down, then I might just be from amongst those who are spiritually dead. And if that's the case, are all the Billa I don't want to end up in the wrong place in the life
after death, but I want to end up in the right place. So let us try our best to obey the instructions of Allah engage in lots of ecfr ask Allah forgiveness every day. Ask him in a language you understand as well or Allah forgive me Allah forgive me helped me, guide me strengthen me Make me strong, make it difficult for me to sin and make it easy for me to do good deeds. keep on repeating that. It's a powerful law Oh Allah make it difficult for me to sin and make it easy for me to please you. Yeah, Allah, and if you make the dua genuinely inshallah it will come in that direction. Secondly, when we listen to instructions, we should listen to them very, very carefully.
Listen to the verses of Allah and understand what they mean. You know, it reminds me of a guy. Okay, let's end on this lighter note. A guy B guy wanted to lose weight. So he founds the doctor or he went to the doctor and the doctor says, You know what, you need to do two things you need to cut down on your food and you need to run 10 kilometers a day. After one month, phone me and tell me how it is. So a month later, this guy phones the doctor and he tells the doctor
the doctor asks him what's happening as you lost your weight. He says I've lost all my weight. He says you see I told you, you just needed to run 10 Kay's a day and you just needed to cut down on your food. So now he says but doctor is one major problem. What's the problem?
I am 300 kilometres away from whom? Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness May Allah open our doors and really grant us every form of goodness when we listen to instructions. Let's listen to them carefully, inshallah, get onto that spiritual treadmill and you won't need to be 300 kilometers away from home or sallallahu wasallam albaraka Allah Nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana Colombo the Hamdi connection to Allah Allah Highland, Mr. Luca wanted to Bulik