Channel: Mufti Menk
The Beauty of the Religion : Islam Distinguished – 24nd March 2013, KL Malaysia
aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam. ala
nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby omantel being sorry rely on maintain your balance. We always commenced by praising the Almighty Allah Subhana Allah to Allah sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was sent to us to remove us from the darkness to the light. We ask Allah to bless his family, his entire household, all his companions, and we asked the almighty to bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness, beloved brothers and sisters, a beautiful afternoon in the city of Kuala Lumpur and this blessing University and a blessing gathering Mashallah We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to bless us whole and to create
ease in our lives. Every one of us sitting here may have different issues, difficulties, we are going through perhaps sicknesses, we may have suffered some form of loss. Remember, we pray for every single one may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ease that we are looking for? And may You grant us the doula and the prayer that we are searching for me.
Brothers and sisters, Islam? What makes it different? What distinguishes it? What are the finer points, wherein we realize the gift that Allah has bestowed upon us point number one, the Quran itself.
We all know the Quran is the only book, the only scripture that is undoubtedly uncontaminated to the degree that those who want to try and find faults in it. Their findings and their attempts have always led them down more than anyone else.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In
we are the ones who sit down this book because this revelation, and we are the ones who will protect it. From the minute the book was protected. Allah subhanho wa Taala had sent it down into the heart of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So he had it off by heart, and Allah made it easy for the book to be memorized. And therefore, it has been memorized by the generations, those who have come from the very beginning to this day. Miraculously, even those who do not understand the Arabic language would be able to recite the book from cover to cover. At times, with absolutely no mistake at all. I'm sure from amongst a seated here, we would probably pick up quite a few who have
memorized the Quran cover to cover
any other book that is written by an individual.
If it is more than a few pages, that particular individual will not be able to memorize his own book and his own were amazing. And this is the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala you move from Nigeria, to Texas, in the United States, to a corner of Australia, to the most remote part of Indonesia, to the Middle East to Russia, down to the southern tip of Africa and the northernmost part of Europe. You will find people who have memorized the Quran cover to cover
as I say a language sometimes that may not be immediately understood by the one who has memorized it. That is the beauty of the Quran. pause there for a moment.
Do you know that every single one of you
have been used and have contributed towards the protection of this particular book? Every one of you? In what way? If I were to ask you have you memorized the Quran? If you say no, your answer is wrong. The answer is yes. We have memorized portions of it.
If I were to ask you, how many of you do not know Surah Fatiha I don't think I would have a single hand being raised. That means you have to memorize the surah of the Quran. Mashallah. You are also one of those who has been used
contributing towards the projection of the book. And this is one of the reasons why. When people say Muslims are foolish to be praying in a language they don't understand, they don't realize that they have lost the authenticity of their books to the degree that they themselves are disputing the authenticity of those books. Whereas with us, prayer is to supplicate, when it comes to Salah it is a set of actions and deeds meaning words that are uttered and actions with certain intentions,
with the benefit that Allah alone knows the depth of one of the benefits is, you will learn the language, you will learn the words of the Almighty in the language, they will reveal. So panela and this is why when the book is translated, you will always find on one side, the Arabic riches. And on the other side, the language that they are using to try and explain the words of the Almighty. The reason is, the Arabic is the word of Allah. The other language on the side is just an attempt and attempt by man to explain what he believes is the best meaning of those words of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Unlike other books that have been lost, when the language of revelation was substituted by another language in order to try and explain it to people, if I were to ask you, how many of you have memorized this last book?
I had Allah sama lamea.
I'm sure every single one of us knows that of my hearts. So can Allah
Subhana Allah What a miracle there is only one aspect of the miracle of the Quran. Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept it such that in the opening verses of the second Surah of that particular book, Allah says that he can be taboola anybody me Indeed, this book, no doubt in it. There is no doubt in the authenticity of this powerful book la vaca. Allah subhanho wa Taala discusses it right at the beginning. And this is why when it comes to authenticity of Scripture, nobody can debate with the Quran. Nobody can argue. So what they do they say, how was it gathered? How did you respond? Let me
bring the words together, and what happened at the time of Abu Bakar? And how did it come down? And how do we know that this particular book is the authentic book and so on, so Han Allah, it is the only version of the Quran does that not speak loud enough, there is no other version of the Quran, there might have been attempts by the enemy of Islam, to try and come up with other versions which everybody who was Muslim knew that this is not a part of Islam. And that was very short lived, it did not last long. And it can never last long. Because the Almighty says we revealed the Book and we will ensure that it is protected.
And this is why a person who makes an effort to memorize the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed them so much, many fold, they have got blessings to the degree, that the effects of those blessings shall be felt even by their family members. Now, Allah subhanho wa Taala blessed us and made me grant us the ability to make an effort to memorize. Now let's move on not only the memorization of that book, but if we go further, the meanings are so deep, and the meanings are so relevant that they apply
to every one of us either in terms of a lesson being derived, or an instruction being issued, or a prohibition being made clear, or some point within history that we learn a lesson from, or the examples that are given so relevant or sometimes prophecies that are in the Koran that are so true. And sometimes we ask Allah subhana wa Jalla to grant us deep knowledge. Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us of the secrets of the earth and the secrets of creation. For definitely He is the Creator, and this is why he says Santa Maria
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We will show them signs in the visors and signs within themselves. We will continue showing them signs until it is proven beyond any doubt whatsoever that this book is the truth. So canon law. So we have the movement of the sun and we have read
aspects of creation, the issue of iron ore and steel, the creation of man the various categories of creation, Gene can and what they are all about. And we have every other detail that is mentioned in some, we have already been able to scientifically prove, and others if science is against them, we believe the Quran is correct and science will soon discover that that boron is correct. So, look at this. What's the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah speaks of the darkness
and the darkness amazing how Allah subhana wa Jalla has blessed us with such information and this is why if you were to base the conclusions of your experiments in this world on the Quran, you will never be wrong. And if you were to contradict the Quran, you will always have findings thereafter that will negate your initial findings that were against what the Koran had come up with. Amazing. This is the book there is another aspect that distinguishes the book when it is recited. It soothes even the souls of the disbelievers Allahu Akbar.
Me Maddie, Gina Dini,
did that not serve you?
So Pamela we are believers hair raising, isn't it?
I read a whole surah raising, the disbelievers have confirmed from the time of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam. These words have a sweetness. These words are beautiful, these words are full of meaning. These words are amazing. They cannot be the word of mankind. They are indeed revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Love aka there is no beat in it. There is no specific rhythm in it.
There is no poetry per se. Within the poem, it cannot be described as a bone, nor can it be described as speech because it has a certain rithmetic method of recitation.
It is something unique, something that nobody has come up with, can come up with or shall come up with the enrichment of the spirituality and the soul achieved solely by reciting or listening to the recitation of the Quran is something that I challenge the non Muslims to experience a lot.
Let's move on with Allah blesses. There are so many different ways of reciting, and some of them being much more soothing than others to some, whilst those that may not have been so soothing to some will sue the others. And Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala knows the temperament of each human being. Some people say I get a kick by listening to classical music was the youth of today will tell you I need a bit of heavy metal. And I need perhaps a little bit of jazz or I need something of this nature. And then I need something about hard. Believe me as a Muslim, all that can be thrown out of the window, you have the Quran, and you have a collection of hundreds of resizes if
not 1000s across the globe, you will definitely find at least 10 that will suit you so much that the day you are feeling so low and down. All you need to do is play that for an hour. And amazingly, it will not only pierce through your ears, but it will go straight to your heart. Have you not tasted it? I am looking at eyes that are telling me we have talked about it. Love, love, love.
Very big distinguishment read any other book from the scriptures of anyone else. You will not achieve this.
Love. What's your book? Allah has kept in it. The solution, the cure for the diseases not only that are physical, but even the diseases of the heart.
Op, a great reminder has come to you from your, from your maker. So panela a great reminder has come to you a mareeba a warning, a reminder, something that will lead you towards goodness that has come to you from your maker, the one who nourishes you, the one who cherishes provides for the one who is in absolute control of every aspect of your existence. And in it lies the cure of that which your hearts may be suffering in terms of ailments, the cure of the diseases of the heart, spiritual disease, as well as physical disease. The Quran, Allah says has come with.
And Allah says in it, there is guidance and there is mercy, for who for those who believe. So regarding the guidance and mercy, you would need the eyes and hearts of a believer in order to derive maximum benefit from this beautiful book of the Quran. That is the biggest point of distinguishing Islam, leaving the rest far behind May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us, may he make us from amongst those who realize the word of Allah, its value, and its level and status and how gifted we are to have such a powerful word. May we not replace that with anything else, but rather May we be from amongst those who follow it and follow through whatever it actually teaches. We now
need to move on I could continue as to how the Quran is so powerful. And I'm sure we will have different forums discussing this. But it's important for us to move to the next gift that distinguishes Islam, something known as the Sunnah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. asuna is a term that has more than seven meanings. But I would like to say the entire lifestyle of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from the beginning all the way to the end, every aspect of his life has been recorded in the tiniest and finest of detail in a manner that nobody else's life has ever been recorded, or shall ever be recorded. Do you know that?
If you hear for example,
the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Or you hear a description of what his hands felt like, or what his sweat smelled like, you will not hear it without the mentioned being made of the chain of narrators and without knowing exactly where it came from one and a Sydney manikin
Ms. Ebony Malik, may peace be upon him may Allah be pleased upon him has stated. So, who is LS you will find out by the click of a button on your Android device. Do you know that
and who is his father Malik you will find out with another clip.
And whether LS and Malik are actually connected in reality you will find out that as well. How long he spent with the messenger, what gives him the right to utter these words that I heard the messenger or that you will find out so Han Allah, He says
Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ash was in him. I served the messenger May peace be upon him for 10 years. That means at the time he uttered these words, he had served the messenger for 10 years. He says from
top to wa Alicia in Sana to Lima Sana sanaka. So Allah, He says Nabina Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, never ever in 10 years myself being a servant of his God, he once made a statement that was derogatory to me or even net which gave the slightest feeling of his disapproval of what I have done. He did not say have an office and Arabic term for for example, a frown with a son. What we would do very readily to our parents get the Koran says
Allah says regarding your parents in mind,
they gain old age when they get to the stage Be careful, never ever utter to either one of them the term of if I could say it in the English language, it would probably be
that's the term sometimes the T S T sound that comes out of our mouths.
Try it again.
Allah subhanho wa Taala protectors. So the messenger did not say that or anywhere near that to Allah city Malik in 10 years. And he goes further and says he never ever told me regarding something I did. Why did you do this? he corrected himself with a smile. And somehow there are so many examples. Why I'm making mention of this is look, his character is recorded. the blink of his eyelid is recorded, the frowning of his eyebrow is recorded to kind of love.
The way he walked is recorded he says the same msab Malik Allah and he says, I have never felt or touched any silk or anything soft in terms of material softer than the hands of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and I have never ever smelled a saint. No must know Amber's more blessing fragrance, or more attractive in fragrance in the sweat of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, La Ilaha Illa.
And then, how did it get from LSB Malik. To me, this is just an example of one narration one ad. But there is the same for every single narration. Every single narration has a chain of narrators, the lives of every single narrator discussed in the greatest possible depth with the comments of those whom they lived with recorded very well and detail in 1000s of volumes that you will find even in this university to a certain extent.
And nowadays, like I say, you just need a little tablet, or you need for example, I don't mean a boo. You know, I'm surprised iPhone. You know, they've come up with tablets, they haven't yet said we've come up with a pool. I wonder why.
Maybe the women would get excited. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala projectors, oh, my brothers and sisters, you can pick that tablet up, you can pick up your devices, and you can search and you will find the statements, you will find the entire chain of narrators. And you will find where people have tried to lie. But they are caught. How are they caught? Because the man says, I heard from so and so hang on, he died before you were born. How could you have heard from him? Did he So come and chat with you? If that's the case, keep it that way. We won't accept that statement from you.
Oh, they say I heard from so and so But hang on. You lived in Baghdad, and you've never shifted out and he lived in Damascus. And he did not check out how you met. We have an issue with so therefore we will discount your statement. Amazing. Do you know anyone's life that is discussed in that detail from any one of the followers of any other faith? This is what distinguishes Islam. So now they find faults. There are people from amongst us who are conned into believing that the sooner that means nothing. We only believe in the Quran and there is nothing remaining. So we will show you a narration of the prophecies of the same messenger saying that I warn you about people who will come
later on they will hold the Koran and they will say this is the only revelation and this is enough and they will discard and throw away the entire lifestyle that I have led to Allah the Quran itself leads you to the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah says
if you claim to love Allah and follow me, how do you follow him? Allah says Follow me, meaning follow Mohammed Salah is Allah, Allah will love you and He will forgive your sins for Indeed, he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Look at what Allah says thereafter.
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Indeed there is a beautiful example to be emulated in the entire life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his lifestyle, the do's and don'ts, his utterances, whatever he did whatever he uttered whatever he instructed whatever he prohibited, Allah says, Those who believe in Allah looking forward to the last day of the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. For them, there is definitely a very, very blessed example, to be emulated and to be followed.
And this is why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam being the best of humankind, the best of creation, Allah subhanho wa Taala has made him say things and do things, very few things. whereby he was then admonished by Allah in the Quran, listen to this carefully as to why he did what he did. Because part of a perfect example would be to show me and you how to react to correction, even if we feel we are perfect, we are not he was. So Hannah law. Part of being a perfect example is to show how to react to correction. So how Allah will collected no matter how intelligent you might be, when your children have watched you, being corrected by someone and acknowledging it and changing your
life because of that, they will change their lives when they are corrected as well, because they have seen you as a role model. As an automated role model from Allah, Allah has made you an automatic role model for your children, it's up to you to develop that or to discard it. A parent is a role model automatically for the child, but it's up to them to develop that or to discard it.
So this is why when you have been corrected and you responded in the correct way, like Allah says to him, why did you frown la?
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da, da, beautiful verses of the Quran. Allah says, regarding the browning of Muhammad Sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, where there was a blind man in front of him, Abdullah having only
one might say, why did that happen? Wasn't he perfect? When it's part of conviction? Isn't it part of perfection? Because he was sent as a lesson for me and you as an example for me and you, as a guide for me and you? It would be wrong for us to have said, How should I react to correction when I don't know from the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, who is the perfect example how to react to it. So Allah says, here's the example we will give you more than one example. So panela
amazing, that is the life distinguished completely.
Another very beautiful points from the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, which we can consider.
The messenger never ever called, never ever called for anyone to worship Him. Never, ever, not once.
kumuha illa. Allah says, tell them, I am a human being just like you. revelation comes to me. So the distinguishing factor is made clear. But you don't worship me, you worship my maker and you're lazy. This is why
it is important for us to realize and recognize the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Sometimes we get excited with those who are perhaps spiritual, we might see a scholar who we look up to, and suddenly we begin to prostrate to him know if he allows it, he has allowed something that messenger would never have allowed and did not allow. And if we do it, we are doing something that the messenger whom we claim to be following has never done and would never allow. How then would we be distinguishing Islam when we are following the 10s and 10s of people of other faiths, who begin to bow and bend and kiss the feet of those who are spiritual mortals whereas the one who came
As the highest of creation never ever allowed any of his companions who are far higher than myself and yourselves to do anything of that nature. So don't be fooled. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
And this is why in Islam, we distinguish between respect and worship, acknowledging that there is a very fine line between the two, should not be crossed. Now Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us, and may you make us from those who understand or realize
very interesting point of distinguishing
is the link that Islam has taught between the maker and the one whom he has made. The Creator and the created.
You are a creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala. You are a human being Masha Allah, Allah has taught you what to do.
When you do something wrong,
you repent to Him alone, that is a distinguishing factor. Today, if you were to ask those who are attracted to Islam, what has attracted them to Islam, you will hear so many answers.
But one of the answers that are the more common, the most common, I will say, the concept of godhood in Islam, they will tell you I've been through people, when I had to go to someone and confess my sin, or when I had to go and do something in order to be forgiven. Oh, and I have to go and engage in something I did not understand at all. And Islam says it's between you and your makeup. You try and weave to your Allah and you are forgiven completely. Whether it is in the darkness of the night, or the brightest moment of the day, you are forgiven. Totally. All you need my brothers, my sisters, we have every reason to smile, because all we need to become pure is to admit our guilt, to admit
ourselves, to regret it, to ask the almighty to forgive, and to promise not to do it again. Once you do that, with the Almighty, you are forgiven completely and totally so Pamela, look at this. That is the power of Islam.
Does your family need to know that you sell? The answer is no.
Does the chef in the masjid need to know you sell? The answer is no. And this is why the issue of any man in the front we choose someone who can decide correctly and who has a decent reputation from amongst us. And we are allowed to be led by a large number who qualify for that particular post. So panela but it does not mean that we have worshipped that kena or we have used him as a medium to get to Allah No, we have a direct link with Allah subhanho wa Taala do not feel too dirty to call out to your maker because that is the devil making you feel unclean. When you have your
do not feel too low, to call out to the almighty do not feel like you have engaged in too many sins, to be wary of the mercy of your maker. That is the devil gabbing hold of you don't allow that never
you are never right off, not at all. There is always missing. And you know, you need to call out to your maker alone. Subhana Allah distinguishing point of Islam.
Another very, very interesting point, when we engage in what we termed as Salah five times a day a certain type of prayer in a specific language,
which is different from the supplication which can be in any language. supplication is the dua that can be translated as prayer as well. And that can be in any language, but when it comes to the Salah, it is in a specific language. Do you know what you are doing? So Han Allah, you are putting your head down on the ground for who Subhana Allah be
your idi Praise be
to my What is the meaning of the one who made me love
the one who made me My head is on the ground for you. Oh my makeup. Oh my nareesha Oh my provider. Oh you who is in control of my existence. Allah walk about luck on your head is on the ground for whom? Not for Moses, not for Jesus, not for Mohammed not for not for David, not for Solomon not for Abraham, not for Adam. May peace be upon them all. We respect them. We have raised them to the level they belong to. But we do not engage in worship.
We do not engage in worship for them. The worship is for Allah alone. This is why the Prophet Abraham makes it loud and clear. And the statement is repeated for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in US Allah.
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Mimi say that my prayer belongs to Allah. My sacrifice belongs to Allah. My life belongs to Allah. My death belongs to Allah, the One who created entire creation, the Lord of the worlds, the one who made me my life belongs to him, my debt belongs to him. My worship belongs to Him alone, my sacrifice belongs to Him alone, that is Islam.
So Pamela, that is Islam.
What a distinguishing point. This is why I say people are turning to Islam, by the purity of Islam. Yet shinjang comes to the Muslims to create impurities within what they had. That was pure love.
We need to constantly be in touch with the devil's plan, and make sure that we know how to come to plan. Allah subhanho wa Taala places really,
you do not know the roads that evil can attack you from you may be attacked. If you do not know what your enemy is planning, you may be losers of that particular data. But when you know and you've understood, this is why a lot explains the devil who he is what the problem was. Why is he jealous of you? Why does he hate you so much? What is he trying to do? All this is explained in the revelation
May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us What a beautiful point.
Then we have the detailed rules and regulations of every aspect of my life. That is Islam. We say it is more a way of life than a religion. Islam is more aware of life than a religion because today we are seated here Mashallah Some are wearing yellow Some are wearing green Some are wearing pink Some are wearing orange Some are wearing purple Some are wearing blue brother with white writing
some Mashallah are wearing stripes Some are wearing dots Some are wearing this color and that color
we are almost at every one of us is governed by a framework sukanta law
I don't see any nudity here.
I don't see anything prohibited here. So we are all engaged in something that we know is within the limits of what the Almighty has taught us how beautiful that is. He did not say Muslims should wear good luck but imagine if that was the case there would be a shortage of blue maybe the sky would have to change color
imagine sorry, I just realized I'm putting on blue
I only picked that up after I said it Don't worry. You have to believe me.
The point being raised is Allah says enjoy the colors of the world we may prohibit upon you certain aspects of certain things and so on depending on your gender and what have you.
But you can enjoy what the world has to offer within the limits that we have sex Amazing,
So panorama, the same would apply today people have motor vehicles they have Mashallah helicopters, they have aircraft, we have so many different types of transport. We have so much in terms of shoes now you might choose with little wheels on that move electrically no more when I was more you know, we used to push them and move and Mashallah state so to speak. But no, today electric, you have a little what they call a suture scooter. That zuta scooter is no longer manual, you just press a button and it moves. So someone might say
take it easy. That is not an act of worship that is direct. If it was a direct act of worship, the statement would be collecting data. any direct act of worship that was not taught or done we stay away from but this is just a means it's something within what Allah has allowed. So inshallah you use the zoo to scooter and get your children to also enjoy it and go out jetski in Penang.
Don't worry, call me and I'll join you as well.
Notice I say Penang because I've been to Langkawi already, my brothers and sisters, what a beautiful country. Look at what we have the infrastructure, look at the lights, look at the technology make use of it. This is Islam Islam did not prohibit the beauty of the world except a certain list. And this is why we believe us,
or iTunes, originally they are permissible except the list that Allah has made prohibited. And all acts of worship are prohibited, except the list which has been taught to us as a worship prohibited except what we've been taught and everything else permissible except what we have been told is not amazing laws. This came from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Did you know that beautiful? So if someone says, am I allowed to use a microphone or am I allowed to for example, use this most half wherein it is written with black ink. For example, you will have to ask the question, is it prohibited in Islam? If there is something saying it is prohibited, we will have to stay away from
it? If there is nothing until we find some form of prohibition, we will not be able to say this is prohibited. Amazing.
You have a pink right with it prohibited answer's no.
But then at that time, they had different types of things. So a lot is not prohibited. That's the beauty of Islam. It has laws that govern the life of mankind and Jean came right up to the end of time. This is why we take a look at a beautiful Hadith which I really love, because it really has in it's a powerful message, when I shall Hello Anna is explaining in the heartbeat of Rasulullah saw salah and this narration is reported by various other companions as well regarding the various aspects that can be given to any one of us in terms of the beauty of this world, the blessing of this world. If you have them, you have the goodness of this world.
From amongst them, what is mentioned is a remarkable movie. You know what that means?
And markup, conveyance and movie conflict comfortable conveyance is a sign of happiness or success in this world a sign of success. Why didn't he say a camera like mine because his words are eternal. That's why
he says a comfortable conveyance. At one stage it was just a try show. They call it an injury. If
you were to ride in one of those I think now it becomes too bumpy for your back. You will have what they call him Malaysia, asleep de
I tried to get the accent right.
You will have a sneak this.
Why because you're not used to that not at all.
And then suddenly without going to Egypt you will be visiting a chiropractor.
Why because of that conveyance, but there was a time when they considered it the most comfortable it was still in the ideal because it is comfortable conveyance love. Look at how Islam is distinguished. It has wedding that will last right up to the end of time. There will come a time when a Lexus means nothing. There will be another type of a Tata Subhana Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala goddess goodness,
Masha Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us really my brothers and sisters, what powerful wedding he could have easily said I've got the best horse here. So anyone who has a horse like mine sign of success, sign of happiness in the dunya and so on and so forth. No comfortable conveyance. Then he says, Albanian was a spacious home. At that time, a spacious home was a room one quarter they had a little bit of a stove or maybe a few logs trying to cook the other corner they might have played in the one corner they perhaps entertain guests and ah, and the other corner is where they slept.
I hope there was four corners. Yes. And Shannon spoke about that a few moments ago. And I said Brother, you now have many branches more than four. He says all the corners of the world love Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us. And grant Huskies may make us benefit from that which is inshallah available to us brothers and sisters. Look at the wedding. There was a time when our parents were so excited with a house that had two rooms Do you know the toilets, if I can use that term? May Allah bless us all and protect us. And God is good help. We're far away from the house. You had to walk a distance up to now in the rural areas of most of the parts of
globe they have the same system where you have your room and further away there is a common toilet that everybody would use and perhaps a bathroom. Nowadays Do you know what it's called?
Cadbury's upset that they don't call it on chocolate. Mashallah Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best will open our doors. Really? Honestly. I sit here I have something known as
no bed and breakfast but breakfast in bed. Have you seen that? We are so spoiled and then after the toilet is right next door
and thereafter the bathroom is right there. Everything is so close. And then I have his and his two basins. Mashallah. So while I'm brushing, she can brush I don't need to fight anymore.
I went into a home very recently. And I saw three I said so halala there are three he said no, my son, my son,
your son Do you realize after a year or two he won't be able to use this with you because it is honestly
my brothers and sisters the ideal says accompany spacious home because what they considered spacious at that time today wouldn't be impossible for some of us to live in. Do you know that? Impossible. Some people have a home where they have a room for guests that are not even going to come to their house. Seriously, what is this? It's a guest room. And you see Mashallah there is just a maid employed there to do what those cobwebs and spider webs and so on. They just you know, everyday pat them down and try and flick them off and so on. So Han Allah that's my home because every home now has a guest me. So I've had a lot. I need to have one.
It's become something.
So look at the power of the wedding of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam swears, Allah says
he does not utter out of his wounds and fantasies or desires, that from his own accord. No, it is revelation revealed, inspired to him. His wording also sacred, sacred, then he makes mention of something else. He says Allah.
He says, a good wife is also a sign of the success of this world. What you had, in the words of Allah, the happiness of this dunya you have a good pious wife?
Why didn't you say, to have someone similar to Khadija to have someone similar to Asia? to have someone similar to Sophia, may Allah peace and blessings be upon all of them? May Allah be pleased with them? And with us as well?
Because what is considered pious today?
Do you know
with the previous generations may have been considered far away from D. Think about what I'm just saying, what I just said,
what we consider good, pious, and what we consider sometimes people who are devoted, compare their devotion with the devotion of those other four times, believe me, that comparison
Subhana, Allah will wake us up. So this is why for as long as it is someone who is on a slightly higher level than you are perhaps according to what you feel, they will be an asset for you in your life. So kind of the point being raised here, I've given you one example of the power of the wording of the sooner that distinguishes Islam from others. The wording is powerful like that there are hundreds of 1000s of words that have been uttered by Rasulullah sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, if not millions of them, and all of them are blessing words, which require lots and lots of explanation and understanding and detail education that our departments and faculties have studied, studying the
words of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his life
throughout the globe, in most countries, they have had so much so that universities that are otherwise non Muslim universities have Islamic studies as an option. Have you seen that? So panela Where have you ever seen an Islamic University that has Christian studies or Jewish Studies as an option to graduate by now Allah subhanho wa Taala gracias and understanding Still, we have ourselves we don't know where to hit sometimes when we want to learn about the tsunami. Allahu Allah give us Allah.
Allah Subhana Allah to Allah grant us the ability to understand the gift that we have
Another distinguishing factor, Islam has set a limit
to certain terminologies that today's world has removed the limit from. So Allah says
Rafi Oksana Takumi.
Scholars have been
amazing, we have created man in the best of postures. And then we dropped him to the lowest of the low except he who believes and does good deeds. So you believe and do good deeds, you will be able to distinguish, you will be able to be distinguished. And you will be able to be a person who enjoys your temporary moments in this particular life, understanding where you have come from where you are and where you are heading. Amazing. Why do we say this? Take a look at the term freedom today.
The term freedom The world has used it to reduce people to do things that even animals have never considered. You thought about it.
I say that, again. The term freedom has been used in order to do people of today to do things that even animals have never considered out of nature. Never ever.
I'm sure from amongst the adopters, amongst the animals, I'm sure from amongst them, there are people who know what they are sorry, not people saying people, I'm sure from amongst the animals, there are some who help the others. They are a lucky existence.
Do you ever see anyone engaging in behavior that today's world sometimes considers a part of your freedom? Well, from your freedom, you choose to be a Muslim. That means out of your free will you have chosen to lay certain rules and regulations on your shoulders that you shall abide by so you freely chose not to be debt free?
nation, you freely chose to put rules on your shoulders. It's like you choosing to go to a college that has a lot of rules. They tell you the best college you pay 50,000 ringgit a month. And you know what, it's the most elite, and it will really make you into a person who has the highest level of respect in society. What will you do, not only will you pay the 50,000 if you can afford it, but you will be a person who definitely abides by the rules and regulations of the college willingly whereas you had the freedom not to go to that college.
So you chose to be a Muslim you've chosen to enter a college that has rules and regulations. Do you know what? Instead of you paying 50,000 it will pay you much more than 500 million requests a month. Yesterday I said 50 billion. See today we downgraded Why?
Make it a little bit interesting for people. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant our currency strength.
No, you say 50,000 ringgit by tomorrow morning. It's equivalent to 45,000
Allah projector so why we say this, it is Islam. It has rules governing how you will live your life. And there is a guarantee that when you follow all the rules and regulations of as much as you can of Islam, there is a guarantee that you will find peace and comfort and you will understand your purpose of existence and you will look forward to the meeting with your maker guarantee. Because you understand. So you have a woman in Islam, she has been placed exactly on the level that her maker wanted her to be placed, we cannot say she is lower, we cannot say she is higher, we cannot say she is equivalent, because in certain aspects she is higher in certain aspects are male, maybe there is
a higher and in certain aspects. We are completely equal. This is Allah and His plan physically, emotionally, and so on. Allah has created us with specific specifications and Allah subhanho wa Taala has created a specialized creatures and he knows exactly where they are. So if you try to raise a man above his exact status given by Allah, you will find discomfort, lack of contentment, you will find loss of spiritual appetite and you will lose perhaps part of your link with your nature. The same applies if you do that to a woman. And the same applies if you do that to anyone for that matter. So Panama.
This is the religion. Allah has placed you on a specific spot. I respect you because
Allah has made you such knee such that I owe you respect and so do you. So Panama,
And this is why one of the greatest misunderstandings of today. And we noticed sometimes very sadly,
let's see some Muslims begin to peddle this type of attitude and understanding which is incorrect. Believing that a non Muslim does not deserve to live, Wow, my forefathers somewhere down the line, we're probably not Muslim. And if that was the attitude, I want the way I would be today.
I wonder where I would be today is that your attitude? If that's the case, you have not understood the message of the messenger. May peace be upon you salatu wa sallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi. Wa, the companions were all mushriks not even people.
The bulk of them were machinery team they used to worship sticks and stones. They used to worship people they used to worship, you know that so many different aspects of existence. And what happened, the messenger peace be upon him continued trying with him. So there are rules and regulations you need to understand. This is what distinguishes Islam to display the spate Allah, Allah says,
Indeed you are the best of nations, that Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent for,
You need to have mankind and hearts in the sense that you need to go out to people enjoining that which is good, and prohibiting that which is evil. Start with yourself, and continue with the circles around you, until you are an asset to humanity at large. This is why the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a mercy on
me, we have not sent you, except as a means of mercy for the world's for the various creatures, not only mankind, or Jin Chi, but all others. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent as a means of missing.
What was that? To remove them from darkness to the light in the case of mankind's time, and to lay down the rights of the animals and the creatures, the trees in the plants, the ecosystem and everything else, the rights that water has over you.
When I said that, once people looked at me, you mean water has a right over me. But what is not a human? What is not a gene, what is not an animal, water has a right over you. Where did how you want your usage of that water shall be governed by rules or regulations law
to contaminate the ocean is definitely something that is a grave sin in Islam, because there are others who need to benefit from it. And there will be the marine life that you have disturbed as a Muslim, there are rules governing the rights of that marine life in the depth of the ocean, that you did tamper with intention. May Allah protect us. Today we have people who talk about depositing toxic wastes in the oceans Islam says prohibited. You say where does it come from? Because the fish have a right? The water What gives you the right to go out and contaminate it? Who told you you can dump out in the ocean?
So much so that Islam is distinguished as well by
the code of diets, or the dietary restrictions, that Allah has laid amazing. Anything that is prohibited for you to consume is harmful, not only to your health, but to your spirituality.
People ask, Well, if Allah didn't want you to eat the pig, why did he make it? Because he wants to do not to eat it? That's why he made it. simple answer. But why would he make it the same reason he made snakes and other things other creatures and told you not to eat them? If Allah tells you, I will make certain things to test you by telling you you may eat it under certain conditions. And I will make certain things and I will tell you, no matter what the condition you will not eat it unless obviously you are about to die and there's nothing but that and I don't think that will happen to ask in a rush on this globe at the moment. May Allah protect us from that but
If Allah tests you addition, he will just use subtraction as well. I've always said when you enter a mathematics exam, you don't only find one plus one, two plus three, five plus eight, six plus seven, that's boring. Tell me eight minus five, at least I can, you can give me an opportunity to say three.
You just me minus, she says me plus. And as I grow a little bit older, in my educational field, you will test me division and multiplication, then you come up with laws of algebra. And you just me if I can apply them or not, Wow, amazing. as Muslims, we have the same you have plus and minus, we have multiplication, division. Allah did not say, okay, I've created everything, there's nothing that I will tell you not to consume. If you look at Adam and Eve or Hawa May peace be upon them. Allah created them and place them in a certain place, what we would have turned Heaven, whether it was Heaven, we are going to return to or a specific Heaven, that was specially created to test the only
Allah knows, but
what happened there, he said, la de shujaa
do not get close to this one, tree, everything else you can do.
So Allah says, Do not get close to this deep love aka, this book, don't eat it. I don't want what are the reasons whatever the reasons you may find, you may not find, there are medical reasons, there are spiritual reasons, the Christians are not supposed to be eating for the Jews are not supposed to be eating for if they have contaminated and change their fate, then it is up to them to rectify it, but they are not supposed to by their original scriptures.
That's your test. So you are only supposed to eat something that is slaughtered in a specific way, why? Allah wants his name to be invoked, so that spiritually it is good for you. Secondly, and when we say spiritually, it is good for you, we would like to include in that, that you have taken life away that Allah has given with the permission of the Almighty, the giver of that life.
Secondly, disease lies within the blood, it should be drained completely. Thirdly, the taking away of that line should happen in the most humane way, which is the Islamic method of sacrifice, say what you want. That is the way lavaca Mela places recently there are discoveries there are researchers and experiments showing that the most humane method is not to stem the animal because stunning, confuses it completely, and causes lots of pain and lots of furnishing of that particular animal. The life takes much longer to come out from a standard animal than that which is not ask the Jewish they do not eat animals that are styled at all. Nobody makes a noise. So why is it that with
muslimeen people start making a noise. I told you when I started that if Allah had said something, and science discovers something else, I swear by the one who has raised the skies without fillers, that they will come a day when either science will find that it was wrong or
proven to be right now Allah subhanho wa Taala makers, those who are steadfast understand the value of the word. It's not mine, no yours. It is the word of the Creator, the one who made absolutely everything to Panama.
This is Islam. This is only a tip of the iceberg of what distinguishes the beautiful faith that you and I have been chosen to be followers of. And this is why I end by making mention of something very strong, very strong. My brothers and sisters, I have said this many times. And I always repeat it when someone reverts to Islam. I always say Islam is a knowledge based religion. The more you know about it, the more you will love it, the closer you will be to your maker, the more you will understand and the more you will love to adopt it rules and regulations, the less you know, the further you will drift just remember that so all of us here Mashallah. Let us make a pledge that we
will learn as much as we can about the space do not rest until
the day that you arrive in your grave.
Yesterday they asked me have you rested, I said you know, my clock, my computer is turned down Why? I can't sleep at night, six hour difference between my country and here jetlag and everything else. Not Excuses, excuses. I just do Mashallah come to every lecture that was registered and recorded. But
what is he? I told him no rest. You want me to rest. The true rest will happen in the grave law is where you rest. They say rest in peace. I don't know if I told you
Zimbabwe, at one stage we had 3000 deaths a week due to the disease aids, may Allah protect us all, from any diseases we may have. So there was a discussion
to bury people standing because they say we're losing space here.
So I remember one man making mention of and I was there at that symposium or that gathering that was discussing this. He says, we can do that. We cannot do that. What's the reason? Because how will we say rest in peace, we will have to say si P stands in peace.
People will be standing in peace, sometimes peace is spelled p IE instead of p h e.
not make us into pieces, but rather made you make us those who are full of peace.
So this is what I say, knowledge based. Are you ready to learn?
Are you ready to sacrifice and struggle to learn more and more until the day you meet Allah in a happy condition your mode, happy mode Mashallah while I tried every day to learn a portion to learn a little bit, I tried my best within my own capacity to put into practice whatever I could, and Subhanallah I was interested in bothered about my life, and I tried my best to help others as much as I could within the limits for within whatever capacity Allah has given me, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless myself and yourselves, and may He bless us all. Really, it has been very good few days in this beautiful country of Malaysia and in this particular city of food Mashallah, as I said
KU l does not only stand for Kuala Lumpur but it also stands for cool in the Arabic language, it means eat, so we will eat more and more inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala got us healthy food, and may make us from those who realize and understand until we meet again sometime we say sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah Subhana, Allah Subhana Allah,
Allah, Allah Allah
wanted to go in it