Channel: Mufti Menk
The Signs of the Hour Event with Tayyibun Institute UK – West London Islamic Centre – Brownlow Rd, West Ealing, W13 0SQ
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was salam, O Allah May Allah Allah, Allah Allah Allah He was a big money. We stopped by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala sending blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He's in touch entire household, all his companions, we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them all and to bless every single one of us and to grant us goodness, my beloved brothers and sisters in Islam. Firstly, may Allah reward you for sitting for such long hours in this heat, intense heat and humidity. For every moment that you are seated here, we ask Allah to grant you a reward, to make it a means of expiation of your
shortcomings and at the same time to grant us all elevation and to grant us paradise. Brothers and sisters I have decided to speak just for 30 minutes inshallah. And at the same time, I'd like it to be by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala a boost for myself and yourselves. Don't we all try to please Allah subhanho wa Taala? Don't we all want paradise? Don't we all want to achieve the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala I am convinced that every single one of us would like to achieve just that. There is no one from amongst us who would like to defy Allah, not one nun from amongst us is saying where's the punishment? Bring it I want to see it. No, when it comes to Allah subhanho wa
Taala. Our relationship with him is a solid relation. And it should be a solid relation. So as much as every one of us loves the pleasure of Allah, we want paradise we want goodness, we want to be those whom Allah is happy with. It is important for us to know that certain actions of ours can actually earn the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala whilst we think that we are earning his pleasure, and it's important to highlight these things, very important, we highlight them because sometimes people think that the dean is only about fulfilling five daily prayers so they fulfill their salah and the Salah is in order Mashallah. But thereafter they do deeds that nullify or
minimize or eradicate the reward of that particular Salah or sometimes it renders the Salah null and void because of something they've done, or because that Salah was read in a way that perhaps it was not only and solely for Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah grant a steadfastness. So, I want to achieve the pleasure of Allah and so do you. To start with, I need to tell myself and every one of us needs to tell ourselves that
I am a Muslim, I am a person who is claiming to be surrendering to the law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Firstly, do I know that law of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And secondly,
I should believe that no matter what level of spirituality I feel, I am upon there is always room for improvement there is they will be and they shall continue to be until the day I die or you die. So none of us should feel even for a moment that we have arrived at a level where we don't no need to worry about our deeds and about our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we should just sit back relax, you know, enjoy the days in the dunya if you take a careful look, and it does not need a rocket scientist to come to the conclusion that a lot of people who have no Eman you will find them leading lives that they are very happy with. But come the day they die, they have forgotten or they
have intentionally left out that preparation for the eternal life. Where did they go? People will say wow, this system, or this person lives such a good life. You know, they were happy they had kids, they were given beauty. They were the most beautiful of clothes, they turned the most number of heads and so on in the case of a lot of the sisters who perhaps well should I say that the females who don't want to wear correct clothing and so on. All the males who want to enjoy the type of life perhaps in the clubs and in the pubs and so on. They might enjoy it to a certain extent but that is not true enjoyment. It brings with it a lot of depression. It brings with it a lot of
anxiety. It brings with it a lot of failure in one aspect. But to be honest, the person might think for a moment you know, I'm enjoying life. I'm living it up. You have some people very high maintenance. Do you know what that means? They might have a salary or they might be a spouse of a person who has a lot of wealth. to them. The main aim in life is it
need to have so many rings on my fingers I need to have a chain here I need to smell in a certain way I need to wear a skirt and I need to do this I need to have my makeup done I need to be wearing this and that I must have this car and I must have a house where the kitchen is the top German kitchen no matter even if it costs 25,000 pounds, that's okay and so on some halala and that is the extent of their life. And so they live it up and they enjoy that life but come the day of death. May Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess we who have remained behind should be learning a lesson to say this person led such a life that it was more or less a little paradise for them but they have
forgotten completely to develop a link with Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why one who gets up for Salah to fudger in the morning, the feeling that they have within them is unmatched. It cannot be described it can only be felt, especially when you get up because you want to get up not because you have to get up. We've spoken about this quite a few times in the past, the difference between getting up for Salah because you have to Mashallah that is one level, there is a duty being fulfilled. But there is a higher level getting up because you want to get up and somehow the light if that's the case, you will find yourself on a new level with new contentment new happiness, as sin
will never ever satisfy you. It will come to visit you again at some point if not in this dunya then in the Hara. Allah grant us forgiveness. And this is why we are taught that never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. It is just a switch in your heart my brothers and sisters, a little switch that is flicked on insha Allah your connection with Allah is on by the will of Allah and if it is switched off, then there is there is hope of turning it on but for as long as it is off so behind Allah we may be heading in such a wrong direction that I would never have prepared for the day I meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala me you know do that to myself for yourselves. So this development of the
link with Allah subhanho wa Taala is such that we need to understand that the message is sent to us and this message came to us through the messengers primarily sallallahu alayhi wasallam Mohammed ibn Abdullah, may Allah peace be upon him.
He came to us he brought the Quran he brought the Suna which means he all his traditions his entire lifestyle, and Allah says la caja can Allah kuvira soon in LA he also has Anna Lima
you know the powerful example to be emulated in the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the one who is looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the final day, the one who remembers a lot often Subhan Allah, are we looking forward to the meeting with Allah? Are we looking forward to the meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala? Yes, we are. If so, let us try our best to understand why Allah sent the messenger. He sent the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam in order to teach us what he wants us to do, how he wants us to worship Him that was taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Today someone asked me earlier during the day, that shift, don't you do
this act of worship?
And I told him I said, Look, my brother I'm scared because the Prophet sallallahu Sallam if he did not do it, I am actually so scared to do something he didn't do. There are so many things that I have not done that he has taught Why must I go into territory that is debatable to start with? May Allah protect us? And he says But isn't that a harsh way of looking at it I said my paradise is to do to me to risk it by engaging in things that are really not taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I want paradise. And for me to get there I don't want to risk it someone was asking me about for example. And this is a typical example telling me you know, this nail polish that is now
permeable, can I use it? And I said, you know, if I were you, the truth is I would not want to risk my Salah for an inch of paint on my nails. For what? For me, it's something that I can do without I don't need to prove to the dounia that I've got something on my nails when I'm risking whether it is okay or not. The fact that it is debated, I would choose to leave it out because my paradise is very, very valuable to me and I don't want to give it up because of a small droplet of nail varnish Allahu Akbar. So we are not going into the debate as to whether it's permeable we tried it out ourselves we put it we did this all that is besides the point do you really need it? If there is a
debate about it, throw it out. Are you willing to die without using that so behind Allah, you whether you use it or not, you're still going to die, but you might have lost some huge acts of worship as a result in the case that he was wrong. So stick to territory that is not debated.
It's a simple rule something straight from
And that is how we prepare for paradise, because paradise you need a payment in order to get there.
If you come to my country or I come to yours I cannot use a currency that is unacceptable. So if you want paradise you cannot just use a currency you know, we have something known as Zimbabwe dollars they've canceled them for now for a little while, because had a lie it was getting a bit out of hand, we've got a note and it says there $100 trillion. And if you ask me, it's not even worth one penny.
But to be honest with you, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you were to come to my country, and the dollars of my country to be utilized, for example, and you came with another currency, they might look at it and say what is this you know, we don't use these tacos here, for example, we don't use this here for example, and they won't give you the goods even if you got millions of what you have. So similar concept when you want pedimos you will pay with a certain currency what is the currency, a bad that was taught by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam if it was not taught by him, Subhana Allah Do you know what will happen by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala may not do that to
us, but it's a currency that is unacceptable even if you have it in the millions. Simple logical way of looking at things. So each one of us we want goodness, we want happiness, we want success in this dunya and the next we need to know why Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was sent to us and we need to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala through doing deeds that will please Him. There is no point in me standing on one leg and shaking the other leg and thinking to myself yeah Allah This is something I've done only for your sake because that is not an act of worship, by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala he's taught us something much better than that. My brothers and sisters we
are about to read Salah to Asia and inshallah tomorrow morning we will get her for federal because we want to get her for Salah confederal and by the will of Allah every little payment is going towards paradise. If a person wants a house in this dunya and they cannot afford it they quickly look for Sharia compliant loans and I'm sure a lot of people say is this loan allowed is that loan not allowed and sometimes even if they're told it's not allowed they say well, I heard the other share saying you know if it's your you know, you may do it because of x y and Zed because they need the home they need the house. What about your house in the auction you know what there is a payment
to be made every Salah is a little payment it's an installment you're actually paying if Allah has given you time and if you are alive and the time of a Salah has come in, you owe the payment if you don't well in the same way that is default penalization in terms of the dunya non payment There is also default penalization in terms of the ACA and the house of the al Qaeda month there is a quick way out you know what it is? You can just come and say I'm sorry I'll never do it again. And yeah, Allah grant me forgiveness and so on. wiped out law Kabbalah imagine you go to the bank, or May Allah grant us Sharia compliant loan. You say I haven't paid for a year but I'm very, very sorry.
I'll never do it again. I regret my action and please forgive me and the bank says you're forgiven.
Imagine if that had to happen. That wouldn't happen. It couldn't happen. We laughing because we know it's not reality. But with Allah subhanho wa Taala He loves us so much. He's funny. Yeah.
me the people. You are the ones who are totally dependent on Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who's absolutely independent. So we depend wholly and totally upon Allah subhanho wa Taala my bread is not buttered by another human. It is actually buttered by Allah subhanho wa Taala my bread is not buttered by this person because he has a long beard. It is buttered by Allah subhanho wa Taala people might show me the path. Yes, I respect them for that Subhana Allah but my acts of worship shall only be rendered to Allah in a way that will please Him. This is the prime and the crux of the whole of Islam. This is what is attracting the entire dunya towards this beautiful
religion. Why is it that we who are living in Islam sometimes become lazy, we become people who are oblivious. Sometimes we tend to forget intentionally we tend to disregard sometimes the goodness and the ease with which we can earn paradise if only we are dedicated and eradicate laziness.
If you'd like to earn paradise, you need to have two things dedication and eradicate your laziness. Yes, over and above obviously the sincerity and the fact that we are following the path that is shown and so on but if you don't have dedication and you are a lazy person, how would you like to earn paradise you want to build a house you have the money you have everything but you are lazy to lift up the phone and make signed the deal and get to the contractor? Subhan Allah if that's the case, how would you get it done? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us so my brothers and sisters
This, there is a lot of hope in my life and yours. Never, ever feel for a moment that you have gone beyond a certain point where now I cannot return to Allah subhanho wa Taala no matter what it is the devil who makes people think that
you can you shall and you will turn to Allah and he loves you. And he will grant you the feeling within your heart that you will turn to Him and He will change your life around and remember in this dunya even if you've led a life that is a life of sometimes not exactly as you want, it may be a life of turmoil, turbulence, difficulty and so on. By the will of Allah that is your quick entry into paradise. It's a fast track into Janna, on condition that you surrender to the decree of Allah that He has chosen for your life. Everyone has issues some people lose their children. early age, some people go through miscarriages, some people don't have children. This is the tailor made test
for you. This is your paradise Allah examination for you. Some people cannot find the job May Allah grant you a job. Some people have a job, but the salary is not enough. Some people something has happened, maybe they they've suffered a loss of this nature and that nature by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala if you are a person who's ready to surrender to the decree of Allah and to consider that your opportunity of earning the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala you will automatically be able to smile, even though your life according to others is in turmoil. But for you, Allah is on your side. So no matter what has happened to you just say it is Allah in Manila
Hey, Ma Ma, indeed for Allah belongs what he has taken away. And what he gave us in the first place today. I have it tomorrow I don't, but when I die, I know because I was always happy with what Allah chose for me in my life. That is the reason why Allah will be happy with me. And I'm going to not only lead a content life, even if it is void of materialistic items, but I'm happy you have people who have the dunya but they're not happy and you have others who have no nothing they don't even have a home they sleep under the bridges Subhanallah but you find them smiling they're sharing their penis that they have with them and so on real peanuts you know we're not talking of when you say
this guy's got peanuts some people mean these are nothing but we talking about real peanuts. They share their peanuts with a smile brother would you like a Pina some have a lot and you've got your big Mercedes Benz you can't even get him a lift so Pamela to save your life. This is what happens madula grandma's goodness. So there are people who live lives of contentment without materialism, to be honest, the one who is on the side of Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one who will have even greater contentment when he passes away.
Are we ready in sha Allah to be happy with the decree of Allah subhana wa tada we contribute positively firstly to ourselves. I would like to sometimes behave well to the non Muslims around me so that you know I'm not labeled like the other guys are labeled. I need to be a cool dude so that everybody can look at me and say Islam is a good religion. But to be honest, what about being good to myself? Come on, you do not want to burn you do not want to enter Johanna we don't even want to talk about Johanna, a lot of the youngsters the minute the chef comes in and say john has a fire. The color of the fire is black and the people start saying, hey, this guy's dooming us to death.
He's speaking a reality but because sometimes we haven't done ourselves a favor. We start feeling this man's doing us because we are guilty. But if we're not guilty would we feel is dooming us we would say Allah protect us from the fire.
So this is why today a lot of people love the talk of Paradise, you know tour of Paradise and they want to hear Mashallah. And you hear about the
sha Allah, but they don't realize that you're here to achieve that you need to work very, very hard. You need to work hard and not only that, to be honest, just the mere granting of entry into paradise is enough for a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala we say Allah grant us entry into gender without adapt without hisab without recognition. Yeah, Allah, you know, we are weak, but we have hope in the mercy of Allah we have, but we have a lord who is a buffoon, Rahim. He says the thing that makes me the angriest, imagine you know when people get married. They read the riot act first night nowadays, you know what that means?
You better make sure you understand. This is What irritates me number one, number two, number three, number four. That's it. Don't go if I'm angry, you know, you should react in this way. Just calm down coolly don't react. If you do. There's going to be an inferno in this home. And nowadays the wife tells you listen Hubby, this is my riot act.
You did tell me that this food is not good.
In your face sometimes. So you have right accelerate. Well, I hate to be honest with you. We will take care of our spouses when we know that this is going to earn them. But we are not bothered when things Allah and Allah told us I become angry when you associate any form of partnership with me no matter what I do.
become angry. And Allah says it is something it is an insult to Allah subhanho wa Taala so many a Hadith, so many different narrations, so many Ayat of the Quran, but still sometimes we find ourselves, you know, not even knowing what is it that entails this association of partnership with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So that brings me to the last point I want to make mention of and that is, my brothers and sisters, you want to end paradise, you need to ask a lot of questions, and you need to get answers to their questions. You need to read a lot you need to listen a lot you need to engage yourself, educate yourself regarding Islam, ask yourself questions. Don't just sit satisfied
at your level. Ask yourself why am I doing this? Why is this? Why is that there was a time a few years back when the oldies used to say hey, don't ask, just do as you're told. Today, everyone asked questions and if they don't get an answer, believe me, you might lose that. So you need to ask questions and you need to search for the answers and there will come a time when if you know the basics you will be satisfied with the answer you have. What are the basics I'm a Muslim and I know that I say la ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam if I know that and I understand what it entails and what it means that will guide me to the right direction and I will be able to
tell what I'm doing is right or what I'm doing is totally wrong. So keep on asking keep on learning. That's how you get to paradise we were coming now to eating so Pamela Do you know where he's eating? It's not very very near from where I was somewhere up in the east and to be honest, we had to follow a lady who was saying turn left and a little while later she says keep to the right when you can if possible make a U turn and I'm saying but make up your mind
yeah we call it a tom tom I don't know it should be one of it should be Mary Mary.
So the truth is the truth is these Mary Mary's they lead us to a different place all together sometimes and then later you find out this the road with the same name somewhere else and I as a foreigner just needed to know what's the postcode I could have put it in and inshallah we'd have got there but Mashallah we got here on time by the will of Allah. The reality the point i'm saying is we want to get to paradise but we've sometimes punched in the wrong postcode. So how do you want to get to paradise you need to know how can I get to paradise This is La ilaha illa Allah, this is Muhammad Rasulullah Salah I must be a proud Muslim I'm not a bad person. I've got goodness in me. You need to
believe you have goodness in you. If you think I'm a horrible terrible person shape I'm can get hold of you and send you into the clubs and shaytan can keep you in the club. But if you believe there's goodness in you, you will walk out of the club saying a shadow Allah Allah Allah Allah sometimes there are people who've walked out of nightclubs and become so good and so powerful in their in man that they have been the means of the guidance of so many other people by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala there are so many who've seen the darkness they've come to the light and they've now shown you you know I saw a torch one day, this was my torch Come and see. Look at the torch and they show
you and you start seeing with a similar light. Sometimes they are in a better position to speak to people because they know what the darkness is all about. Look at the reverse from amongst us. They are sometimes more powerful in their Deen than those who are born muslimeen because they have seen sometimes the darkness already and they know what it was all about. So they will never want to go back to those days when they felt so low so crumbled so claustrophobic and so closed. But this is a law it's a loss plan. So my brothers and sisters we need to learn we need to learn and we need to understand the goodness in you my brothers and sisters develop it don't feel like a bad rotten egg
no you're not well ah here is hoping you we have it and we definitely have been blessed with it. That's why we seated in whose house today the house of Allah it's not mine, nor is it yours. Look, we are here in numbers by the will of Allah We are here in different colors and races and so on. And hamdulillah some might be wealthy, some might not be wealthy, some might be going through health problems are going to see fat and some others might not might be going through different issues Allah grant you ease in whatever issue you may be going through but bottom line we love each other for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala we have a common point. We have something and really we need
to boost this this is how we will get to Jenna. This is how we will get to paradise. This is how we will be able to alleviate our own internal suffering before we try to alleviate the suffering of those outside. A lot of us have reached out to Syria Alhamdulillah. Allah accepted but you have a little Syria inside here. They are refugees in the tent inside here known as your sins. Why don't you deal with your own refugees before you deal with those by the will of Allah. Allah sees
people are crying about oppression in this land and that land but you are oppressing yourself which is worse. When Allah says in the shin Calhoun of him one of the greatest depressions used to associate partnership with a law we get angry when we hear that oh the [???] you always speaking about this thing here, but that's not it. The reality is it is the most important topic in existence.
Most important topic more important than your breathing your milk, more important than anything else. So don't get irritated because that is the issue. Reach out to your heart. Reach out to yourself. Ask yourself, how can I improve this little being of mine? A lot of us are so bad in our own homes, that our family members cannot wait for our death every day. 200 they get up and you think, Wow, I've got a pious wife, she's in Yella take this man away.
Just because of your mouth. Is that what Islam is all about? I must be horrible, just because it's a soft spot. You know what people have a bad habit. People have a very bad habit. Sometimes they're irritated and frustrated with someone else. Someone else has done a problem, you know, caused damage for them and so on. And you know what they do? They find a soft target. Very soft target Who's that? My wife, my children, my this my that and they start irritating the soft target in a way. They try to justify themselves. I'm the boss of the home. I'm the boss of the home. You know what the bosses, it's a female of boss.
So what happens we then come in and we oppress our family members because it's a soft target. Why don't you get up and call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala to help you from the real issue that you have in your life, don't come home and vent your frustrations, you know? And this is something very interesting because we see it happening more and more. A lot of the guys who are so polite with the females outside, actually not that polite at home.
So when you see a man walking with a bit of a stern face sometimes perhaps he is so good to his family members, you know, you just look at him and you admire him say this guy Mashallah, you know, he doesn't just this way that way he Mashallah he's just concentrating. You know, he's happy with what Allah has provided him. And sometimes you find people that just looking at Hi, sister,
what's happening man,
The same guy at home, he swears his family members and the poor sister saying I wish Allah gives me a husband like this. And she doesn't know that the wife that this man's God is saying, I wish Allah takes this man away.
Subhana Allah May Allah grant us Is that what it's all about? We need to close lock in on those whom you are responsible for. Let them bear witness that you're the best person to live with male or female.
And if that's the case, we enter territory where Muhammad Allah Allah says
Allah the best from amongst you those who are best their family members starting with a spouse, may Allah grant us goodness brothers and sisters I've spoken a lot I've said quite a bit. Perhaps my 27 minutes are up I said I will speak for 30 minutes and stop on the dot. You know what my brothers and sisters we can change country we will all change and improve including myself I like I say there is room for improvement for everyone no matter how old you are, no matter who you are, improve searching yourself How can I become a better person my eBay needs to improve my mama needs to improve which means my acts of worship need to improve and my treatment of others needs to improve
as well my preparation for the day I meet with Allah need to improve and I need to be a person who realizes that life is not all about wearing rings and having accessories and enjoying putting makeup and enjoying walking and you know, wearing the jeans that are as tight as ever. You know what shocks me you find these youngsters wearing these half bombers? They show the cleavage of their backside and then you know what happens? Every little while they pulling it up but Brother Why are you pulling it up? Usually rather one about man really irritates because like we say we used to say monkey see monkey do. We no longer say that? We say baboon see baboon do
goodness. Really. If you really want to pull it up every little while the best thing to do is buy your size a proper little thing and inshallah put it there you know and what you do get a belt if you want I can give it to you because if you don't wear the belt you get the belt
and really tie it there properly and be a human being when people look at you. They see you with respect with dignity, but you don't respect yourself and you want others to respect you. You don't remove yourself from self oppression and you want oppression to be removed from others. This is why we say it's about time we thought of it holistically and we became better people inshallah we will be rejuvenated we will be powerful people who can really work in the way that we smile after reading Salah Yalla I fulfilled the Salah for you I asked you to accept it. I'm going to try my best to protect myself from donating the Salah to someone else or from rendering it null and void because of
the deeds that do that may Allah subhanho wa Taala kindness goodness and protection. Brothers and sisters, it was really a pleasure to have come here and sweated it out in front of you as you can see, and speaking in this tremendous heat in this beautiful house of Allah subhanho wa Taala brothers and sisters, I may not be knowing the faces individually, but by the word of Allah I see the goodness and I am here solely for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala I hope and pray. You can forgive me for any of my shortcomings and at the same time make dua for myself.
ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept these few words and to let them be a means of turning the switch on today in a way that are linked with Allah is on no longer off like I said, your spirituality and link with Allah my brothers and sisters is just like a switch. If it turns on you are plugged in full time Mashallah. And if it's off, you need a bit more effort in Sharla to turn it on. Let this be a means May Allah grant us goodness was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah subhana wa salam, O Allah Allah Allah and the Sunnah