The True Worshippers
Channel: Mufti Menk
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A lecture delivered in Perth Australia at the Masjid within the AIC campus.
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala Most Gracious, Most Merciful Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah.
All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his household members of Panama to Allah, bless them, bless every one of us and grant us goodness and ease. My beloved brothers and sisters, we all would like to be truly the worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We would all like to be from among those who earn gentlemen to Filipinos and paradise. When we pass away in the Hereafter, we would all love to have a life whereby we lead it such that it is easy for us during our stay here and it becomes easier as we close our eyes, we would be foolish if we spend our lives in a way that we are just worried about
what type of a house we would have, what type of a car we would have, what type of food we would have, without being concerned about the hereafter. So if we open the pages of the Quran, we will find in it divine inspiration, we will find in it that which will teach us what we're supposed to be doing and what we will achieve if we do what the Almighty has asked us to do. So I wish to share with you some qualities that are mentioned in the Quran. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant every one of us from these qualities, they are indeed termed as Sleaford. abajo rochman, the qualities of the worshipers of the Most Merciful look at how Allah says a Bible Rockman the worship
is of the Most Merciful, instead of saying Abdullah or a bad law, the worshipers of Allah or the worship of Allah, Allah says, the worshipers of and then he uses a quality of his what is the quality, the Most Merciful? Why?
Because every one of us is searching for the mercy of Allah, every one of us hopes for the mercy of Allah. I want the mercy of Allah, you want the mercy of Allah and he is telling you that that Mercy is achievable, you will achieve the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So don't despair and don't feel even for a moment at the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala is very far away from you. No matter who you are, no matter what you've done, no matter where you've been. Remember, Allah's mercy is nearer than all of that. It is nearer than all of that you only need to seek it and you only need to change your ways and habits by the will of the Most Merciful. He will grant you that beautiful
mercy. My brothers, my sisters, listen to what Allah says. Why are you bad?
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These are just some of the verses, I will start off one by one explaining because these verses are telling you who are the true worshipers of the Most Merciful. The true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those whom when they walk on Earth, they walk with humility and humbleness. They have no arrogance and pride in them. Ask yourself, if I want to be a worshipper of the Most Merciful if I want to achieve the mercy of the Almighty, I need to protect myself to begin with from pride, from arrogance from haughtiness from this feeling that I am actually better, I am higher and the others are lower.
So the first thing is when you walk on earth will walk with humbleness, with humility, people see you they should realize that you know what, you are such a humble person. You are so filled of humor with humility and you respect everyone. You have a feeling for everyone. It's not just about yourself. Read your heart from pride.
All of that pride, what is the pride when you despise people and reject the truth? That is pride According to the study of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and it says,
gentlemen cannot be can be made.
He will never enter Paradise in whose heart is even a mustard seeds wait word of pride, the minute you think that you know what, the others are low, you despise them. That is what pride is, when someone comes to you with the truth and you know, and recognize it and you reject it, and you deny it and you don't want it that is also pride. May Allah make us from among those whom when the truth comes to us, we can accept it. May Allah make us from those who can respect for the others, all the others in a way that we free ourselves from pride. I mean, so the first point Allah says, The true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those who when they walk, they walk with humility, when they go
around, they or they go around, or they interact with people in the most humble manner, in the most humble manner.
And then, he continues to say they are the ones who, when they ignorant, address them, they don't engage in deeper discussion, to multiply the ignorance and to cause a bigger problem, but rather, they just say peace and they walk away. Why either Ba ba ba,
ba, ba Paulo Salah when the ignorant address the worshipers of the Most Merciful.
These worshipers just say peace and they walk away. When someone wants to fight with you, when someone swears you, if you swear them back, you become equivalent. If someone has harmed you, and you harm them back what happens? You are equal. If you are a worshipper of the Most Merciful, and you want the mercy of Allah, what you do when someone swears you when someone tries to say something that really is unacceptable to you, you say Sallam and you walk away, you know that Allah will reward you for that? Yes, there is, there is and we we shall know. And we should understand that there is scope in Islam, to defend yourself. There is scope in Islam, if something is becoming
beyond the limit. You can actually say this, and rather don't do this, or you might want to deal with it in a slightly different way. But from the beginning, right at the beginning, you stay away from those whom you know, that they are just toxic people. They are, for example, those who only have bad words, you know that there is a problem here. Why do you want to go there? You know that there is going to be a difficulty here. Why do you want to engage them? You know, for example, that people are going to be vulgar. Why would you like to entertain that particular discussion? Try and be a person who understands how to talk to people. That is what the verse is telling you. How do you
talk to people understand, speak to them in the right way, in a way that will result in closeness to Allah and not a distance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this is Allah subhanho wa Taala telling you that when the ignorant address you, you need to know how to react to them. May Allah make it easy for us to react in a proper way. But I believe more important than the reaction my brothers my sisters is for me to ask myself, am I the problem? That's the question. Am I the problem? Sometimes we think yes. You know, we are taught that when the ignorant greets you, you should just say Salaam and walk away. What if you're the ignorant one? It happens, right? What if you're the one causing
all the problems? What if you're the one whose mouth is bad? Save yourselves. A mock Minh, a true believer is not vulgar. A true believer is not disrespectful. A true believer uses the sweetest, purest, cleanest words coming out from his or her mouth. Remember this? May Allah grant every one of us improvement, myself included. You're a believer, you're a worshipper of Allah. You want the mercy of Allah and you're still sweating. And you still uttering bad words, you troubling your brothers, your sisters, your parents, your your uncles and aunts, your children. Sometimes the way you talk to them is not the quality of a believer. Ask yourself, what am I doing? And I want every one of you to
ask yourselves, including those standing at the top disturbing us with their phones. I want you to ask yourself so Pamela,
would you be from among those? How do you talk to people? How do you react to people Sorry, that was the quickest way of getting them to realize what they're doing.
Don't worry, we love each other for the sake of Allah and I know it's only done because of the love for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala so May Allah forgive me if I've hurt anyone's feelings, including this, I mean, but the reality is, sometimes things need to be said say it in a polite way. Say it in a good way. You know, I want to say something I might crack a joke out of it, but
If you've learned the lesson, you know what is being said Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah, grant us all love for his sake. We are lawmakers from those whom when we speak, people listen because we don't attack because we don't use vulgar words. That is what Allah wants. Do you really think that Allah wants from you to be loud and to scream and yell at people in such a way that they feel low and small, whether they are your family members or those you interact with, or even students or teachers, anyone that you interact with? Just remember Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
when the ignorant address you you say salam.
You don't be from among the ignorance, the ignorance to begin with, which means watch how you speak. Ask yourself as a believer, is this speech acceptable? If it is, go for it, and every day try and improve from the previous day, try and become softer, try and become more lenient. If you have a temper, for example, myself, many years back, I had a bit of a temper, work on it, work on it so much that Subhanallah you extended every time, first time the fuse, blew in five minutes next time, 10 minutes next time, one hour, next time, one day, next time, two days. And I don't think anyone will keep pushing you for two whole days. I doubt it. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us and grant
us ease. So this is the beauty of Islam. The Quran is telling us the worshipers of the Most Merciful These are their qualities. They watch what they say they watch how they walk, how they interact. And then guess what happens when levena B to be him. So
now we're getting to a D quality. The true worshipers of the Almighty are those who make sure that they pray. they fulfill their prayer unto Allah subhanho wa Taala they find themselves so much so that they go beyond just the compulsory prayer. But even that which is voluntary at night, they spend the nights while prostrating and bowing for Allah subhanho wa Taala. So I want to be a worshipper of the Most Merciful. I want his mercy. I'm sure you all want the same. So ask yourself, do I spend any nights any nights of the month or the year in bowing and prostration for Allah?
I can tell you the answer.
The answer is inshallah I'm gonna get there at the moment. I don't even know if I fulfilled my five daily prayers properly. Am I right? Subhana Allah were too guilty for having said yes, you're right. Because you know, once a day you are. So May Allah make a strong say, I mean, may Allah make me strong with the five daily prayers. I tell you what, I shared this on Friday, I want to share it with you again. When you pray for the sake of Allah, Allah opens your doors. And if you don't pray for the sake of Allah, he may replace you, as he says in the Quran. He doesn't need you you need him. He may replace you with others who will not be like you. I gave the example of West Africa I
went into one country, and so had Allah when I entered for Salatin for God, you might have heard me say this on a Friday, those who were there,
the mustard was full. It was full just like how you're standing out there. We were out there and and had not yet gone.
We were still waiting for a van. And I told the brothers what's happening here.
And I was told you know what you want to get in for Salatin factor you will have to come 20 minutes before.
And I was shocked. I said what. And I was weeping because I thought to myself, in these countries where the water is a distance of five kilometers in a river that is brought by a bucket, and people struggled and it looks like tea at the beginning. And then they boil it in make sure that they separate the sand from the water and so on. And these people are here 20 minutes prior to the anon already having filled the masjid. And we have the new type of technology where the senses sense that our hands are under the taps and begin to let the water flow as pure as it could be such that we can actually drink that water when we are sleeping and snoring at that time. Is it not that perhaps
Allah may have replaced us with others? Would you like to be replaced by someone? If the answer is no, get up. Enjoy the facility Allah has provided for you. Those countries where there is no electricity today You don't need to turn the light on Allah He there is technology that you walk into the room it senses you're there and the lights are on. Have you seen that? I'm sure it's in some of your homes. Technology you don't even need to turn the lights on. And those people they need to light the candles and the love. They need to light the candle. I remember getting into a country where I asked them for the internet. They said yes you are connected to the Wi Fi
And I was connected. They gave me the password connected to somebody's phone and it was tethering. And I said, Brother, I'm connected to the Wi Fi, but there is no internet. He said, What do you mean? Don't you have Wi Fi? I said, Yes. He said, That's enough. I said, No, nothing's happening. You know? So he says, oh, let me find out. He made a call or two or three, and he told me, You know what, the network is done. I told him, okay, when is it going to come back? He says, maybe two or three days, what, two or three days I'll be gone back home. Look at how spoiled we are.
If the network is not there for two or three minutes why we're having a discussion with someone on WhatsApp, we become depressed the blood boils we become almost dead we need to have medication because why WhatsApp stopped for three minutes Subhan Allah and then when Allah says come for Salah we're not even bothered. We're still snoring was sleeping. Well law he my brothers and sisters, you have facilities, you have facilities that others don't have. But guess what, they are close to Allah, they struggle they strike. They enjoy themselves in Salah. And I promise you
I was fortunate enough to attend Salah behind some of the Imams day in some of the nations that I visited in West Africa. They take their time, they take their time. And I think to myself back at home sapan Allah in some places where we are where it's a little bit better to Panama. The more facilities we have, the more we complain about this image taking too long. They've never complained about the man taking long. In fact, they enjoy it and they come after Salah they spend time talking to each other for a while Subhana Allah Al Hamdulillah and they then they go away very happily with us we consider it a burden and the chore sometimes I read five Salah, but it's tough. It's tough
because you know what? Ah, I've got to do this and do that. So let me quickly read my Salah. I've said this sometimes. Listen, brother, I'll be back let me quickly read my Salah. That word quickly is an insult. Think about it. Don't use it for Salah, say brother let me fulfill my Salah in fact some people say that meet perform Salah Have you heard him? Salah is not a performance. Have you ever thought of it? It's not a performance you don't perform it because it is genuine you fulfill it you establish a key masala meaning establish the prayer. You don't have to just perform you and I know in the English language if I say he's performing What does that mean? He's doing something that
is you know, yes, exactly May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. So we are fulfilling Salah I know if the word is used people do mean it in a different context. But I prefer the word fulfill fulfill your Salah and fulfilling it's a duty and it's an honor at the same time. So this is why Allah says they are the true believers of the Most Merciful are those whom at night they enjoy the time in bowing and frustration for Allah I am telling you before we get to enjoying ourselves at night bowing and prostrating for Allah in 200 let's make sure that at least the five compulsory prayers are in order, inshallah, do we promise that we will do that inshallah. inshallah my brothers
and sisters don't just say inshallah and then think like, you know, some people when you ask them something, rather Will you come and say,
you know what that means? The way he's made his face in his mouth, you know that he's not coming in Sharla can mean yes and it can mean no. And then when he doesn't come you say What brother? You said you would come He said, Where did I say I would come? I just said inshallah, if Allah wills and Allah did not
brother before that you did not will we which meaning you will not even making an effort for it. So when we say inshallah, let it be Yes, inshallah I will. And then you are there for the next Salah. And then you are there for the next Salah you make sure you fulfill it. Allah will open your doors, I promise you, Allah will grant you contentment. And this is why I've seen people in the same parts of West Africa, who don't have phones, sometimes they don't have some technology they don't have added as advanced stuff as we have. But they're smiling, they're happy they're enjoying themselves there. They are laughing and they it seems like they have very few problems. The more we have, the
bigger our problems become. You know what is the reason because we turn away from Allah as well. We have too much comfort so now the bed is warm and the blanket and the duvet, the latest top quality Mashallah controlled by temperature you seen those blankets? You seen those blankets, you actually put the blanket on and you put your temperature there and it maintains the temperature through the night. Cool. So panela or warm depending on how you want it. It maintains the temperature through the night. And guess what, when it comes when it comes the time of solitude
if that blanket is going to make you sleep over Fido, trust me you don't need it. Trust me, you don't need it. It's a little bit too comfy for you.
We want comfort in the world but not at the expense of our comfort of the hereafter agree. We want comfort in the world all of us wanted May Allah granted to us in a way that we don't compromise the comfort of the hereafter. The more facilities you have, the more luxuries you have, the more easy your life has become. To come closer to Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us that is so this is Allah subhanho wa Taala telling us that the true worship is of the Most Merciful they spend they dedicate a portion of the night or part of the night for bowing and prostrating for Allah subhanho wa Taala and then they are worried about the hereafter. If I were to ask you,
where would you like to go in the hereafter? What would you say? Let's hear it. Where would you like to go in the hereafter? Jenna paradise, and you would not like to go do
Johanna Hellfire? Aren't we all worried about Hellfire? We're all worried we don't want to burn and we don't want to be cast into hellfire. You ask any believer he or she will tell you pray for me. I don't want to be burned in hellfire. So Allah says well, the true believers are those one levena colonna
the to believe is constantly pray to Allah, Oh Allah save us from the fire or from the punishment of the torment or the torment of Hellfire, save us from it for Indeed, it is painful, it is difficult, it is hard, it is something that we wouldn't want, etc.
If you're a true believer, you always are conscious of where you would like to go when you die. That's the difference between a believer and one who doesn't believe I'm a believer. And we're all believers. That is why we sit when we die, we want to go to gentlemen.
Okay, so if you'd like to go for example, on a journey somewhere, you have a destination, for example, we're in Perth. You want to go to Sydney? Can you lie down in your bed and say Oh Allah take me to Sydney. And you say Oh Allah everyday Allah take me to Sydney, Allah take me to Sydney.
If someone hears you say that everyday they say you need medication.
Why? Your cuckoos some kind of love that's what they'll tell you. You need help. You're saying Allah take me to Sydney but you're doing nothing you own your bed. You need to get up do something about it. You need to walk towards the direction at least get onto the road and ask for a lift if you want some free lift. I don't know the law here but in a lot of countries they would stop and give you a lift and say come they call it hiking. Some countries that's prohibited but you need to do something about it. We understand this when it comes to a city or a place we want to go to on earth but when we want to go to Paradise, we just sit in our beds Allah grant me paradise Allah protect me from
Johanna you still lying down in your bed time for Salah came in clocked in clocked out and is still saying all SAP from Ghana, save me from jahannam Allah Allah says, hang on, you need to at least show something, do something, prove that you want to really get up and start hiking towards gentlemen. And then you get it. How do you hide towards gender, fulfill your prayer, fulfill your obligations unto Allah and Allah will open your doors try Allah gives you a reward based on your intention and your trial. You're trying why both intention and trial because when you intend something,
to actually confirm that the intention is true, you would need to try you would need to work towards it. You may not achieve completely the item you would like. But say for example, a person says I want to go and catch follicle Jama in the masjid. So he gets up on time and he takes his car and he drives something happens on the way and he doesn't make it Allah gives him a reward of having read that Salah was Jama because he he had the intention and he try. But if you only have an intention, it could be such a weak intention that perhaps it might not be considered a true intention. If it's not coupled with the effort, I give you an example. person in bed saying I intend to go to the
But he didn't set his clock for the time. He didn't get up or he was awake and he didn't get off his bed I intend. And then he says well Allah is powerful. If Allah wants this intention to be fulfilled, someone will come and collect me from my bed. So kind of love. That doesn't happen. It doesn't happen when it comes to good deeds you need to try hard when it comes to your dress code you need to try hard when it comes to fulfilling the Koran or reading the Koran or understanding or attending lessons you need to try make an effort to something it's become easy today. touch up a few buttons and guess what you already learning so much so panela you know how to use your phone and
technology. Some people are using it to head towards the wrong diet.
Whereas a lot of us are trying to use it to head towards the right direction. May Allah make it easy for all of us. Amen.
So Allah says those are the worshipers of the Most Merciful they spend, or they ask Allah. Oh Allah protect us from hellfire.
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Another quality of those worshipers of the Most Merciful is when they spend, they don't waste No. Are they stingy? No, do they hold back, but they know how to strike a balance in spending my brothers, my sisters, look at the mercy of Allah. He's telling you, if you're a true worshipper of mine, you're going to know how to spend money, you're going to know that money is actually an Amana. It's a trust entrusted to you, you worked hard to earn it, you cannot do something wrong to get it, you need to do something correct to get it. So we reward you when you earn it. And we will reward you again, when you spend it if you were to earn it and spend it in the right direction, in the
correct way. So I cannot say right, I'm earning $1,000 a week for example.
I can blow it as in when I wish I will do what I want. So I spend it on anything and everything. No, Allah says you know what, don't waste and don't be a person who is miserly. strike a balance in the middle, you will be a true worshipper of the Most Merciful. Why? Because you have understood that sustenance, is a gift from Allah entrusted to me, I need to use it in a way that I have a bit of comfort as a result on earth, and I ensure my comfort in the hereafter. That's what money is, therefore, if I'm going to spend my money in a way that I've ensured comfort on Earth, so I bought myself a beautiful car, I did everything that was, you know, relaxing for me and soothing, but I
forgot about Allah, how did that money help you? How did it help you, you need to be charitable, you need to know how to give when to give, who to give to how much to give, all those are qualities of the true believers. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues. He says the true worship is of mind
when levena either
He's mentioned three qualities in the same verse.
He says, The true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those who do not associate partners with Allah, they worship Allah alone by right that should have been the first quality right? But Allah started with the issue of arrogance and pride. And then he only mentioned this later on, although it is of prime importance. But Allah subhanho wa Taala draws our attention to the fact that your character and conduct plays a very big role in pleasing Allah. Remember that in pleasing Allah, some people fulfill Salah, they really they fulfill their Salah, as though they want to read 10 prayers a day, not just 510. But when they walk out this way, this one shout that one. They talk in such a
rough way when llahi my brothers, my sisters, that would be indicative of the fact that there is something wrong with your prayer, with your intention with your sincerity. When you are close to Allah, it should soften you. When you are close to Allah, it should make you a person who has a heart filled with softness with goodness with mercy. You are a merciful person because you are close to Allah. That's a sign. So in these verses, Allah says, Those who don't associate partners with Allah, meaning you worship Allah alone, and those who do not commit murder, they don't kill people, Allah gave life Who are you to take that life away when Allah gave that life? So if you perpetrate
murder, you cannot call yourself the worshipper of Allah. You cannot call yourself the worship of the Most Merciful because you took life away from the owner of that life. If he wanted, he could have taken it away. Why did you take it away?
Allah gave it and Allah takes away, doesn't he? When he knows it's right, he will take it away. So Who gave you the right to take that life away? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding.
And then Allah says when is known the true worshipers of the Almighty are those who don't commit adultery, fornication,
immorality, they don't engage in it. They are the true worshipers of Allah and this is from the beginning.
deeds that will be considered low, right up to the action of adultery itself. All of this is included in this term.
And you know what someone might think, you know, I've fallen in the past I've done bad, perhaps some might have fallen into adultery or fornication, people may have done something that they are not proud of any more, they want to turn back to Allah. So immediately after mentioning that, Allah says, if you have done it, you will be punished. Or
why am I saying that? Because sometimes it makes us a little bit hopeless to think you know what, if I've made a mistake in my past, I want to change but Allah is saying, if you've done it, you will be punished and you'll be punished more. That's what Allah says. But guess what? Allah Mercy is such that immediately he says,
There is an exception of those
who repented to Allah.
Those who turn back to Allah, they change their ways after having been bad, they change their ways and habits, and they became better people and they did good deeds. Thereafter, they change their lives, Allah says for you, we will take those sins, we will convert them into good deeds, and put them on the right side of the scale. I tell you something, my brothers, my sisters, even persons committing adultery, and nothing stopping them. And one day, they realized, you know what, what I'm doing is wrong. The only thing that's stopping them is the consciousness of Allah. So they stay away, they seek a loss, forgiveness, and they know this option is available, but I don't want to do
it. Because I am conscious of my maker. I'm worried about where I'm going to go after I die. Allah says, You know what, we love your action so much. We love your repentance so much. We love the fact that why you were able to see when you stopped if you pulled back and you held back, you deserve such a big reward that whatever the weight of your bad deeds, were, we now put them on the right side of the scale, and we make it into good deeds, because you are trying so hard. Wow. When Allah said the worshipers of the Most Merciful, he definitely displayed his mercy by attending this to us. I always give the example of someone you owe money to
say I owe you a million dollars, Australian dollars, right? I owe you a million. And I come to you and I say I don't have the million. I'm very, very sorry. What are the chances of using? It's okay, you can have it you can keep it. What? a million bucks. Your son will say no, that give it to me. Some kind of law. A million bucks, a million dollars. No way. What if someone says, You know what? I'm so sorry. I don't have your money. And please forgive me. And do you think you would ever say no problem, keep that million and here's another million, take it and go.
You think that man is crazy? I would say I wish that I wish I owed him about 10 million. Why? Because then you'd have given me another 10. I should have asked him for 10 at the beginning. You know, Allah is the only one who's so merciful. That when you say I'm sorry, he says, You know what? I wipe it out. Not only that, whatever bad you did, I'm going to convert it into good. Give it back to you on the scale. And I'm going to say for you is gentlemen, according to another verse in Surah, Al Baqarah, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how those who have perpetrated sin and immoral behavior those who've done immorality, Allah says we if they remember Allah and turn back to Allah
subhanho wa Taala. Allah grants them forgiveness and goodness, and then Allah gives them Jenna and paradise. Wow, that gives me hope. I am the worshipper of the Most Merciful Guess what? After I had sinned, I will turn to Allah with hope. And I know when I ask Allah forgiveness, he will never ever reject that for as long as I'm genuinely.
Look at the mercy of Allah. Look at how he's teaching us to have hope. Because we all falter we are human, Allah knows that. But Allah loves it when you seek forgiveness. Allah loves it when you seek forgiveness, if you have sought forgiveness, and for some reason, after a while, shaytan came to tap you again and he ensnared you trust me, turn back to Allah again quickly, he will forgive you again. And if he did it a third time He will forgive you a third time for as long as you continue seeking forgiveness genuinely without planning the sin during your forgiveness. Like some people say Oh Allah, I'll never do it again. But in your mind you say
you say Oh Allah I will never do it again. That's it stop and pause and it's over. And then after a month or two, maybe chiffon might come in temper fighting, tackle him.
Like I say fashion ministry.
Han Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant in GIS
that she found the devil, you cannot allow him to overtake you. You need to make sure that you tackle him. But if he succeeds over you still go back to Allah, you see shavon can impact you for 50 years. Shake pan can entrap you for 50 years, for how long 15 years, one tear
of repentance to Allah and is wiped out, he becomes irrelevant. Look at the mercy of Allah.
The worshipers of the Most Merciful now Do you know why he calls himself the Most Merciful no one can compete with Allah in mercy. You cannot. That's why when people know and realize who is going to take account on the Day of Judgment, they become a little bit more at ease a that's gonna be the most merciful. It's okay inshallah he'll have mercy on me. He's the Most Merciful. If you and I had to take accounts of each other. I think we wouldn't even be hopeful. But this is Allah, he's going to take account so I'm happy because I know he's merciful. I know he's loving. I know he's kind. I know he's compassionate. I know he's named in qualities. Yes, I do know that if I did not repent,
then only I have something to worry about. So turn to Allah.
And this is why Allah says that
If you were to turn to Allah, Allah accepts your Toba. Those who turn to Allah, they do good. Allah accepts that
fully, completely holy, it's accepted. Never, ever let the devil come to you and make you think that I am not fit for the mercy of Allah. That itself is a sin. When Allah tells you don't lose hope in my mercy and you are losing hope in his mercy. You have committed a grave sin. That is an insult to Allah. Allah Himself is telling you don't lose hope you're losing hope. How? How can you insult Allah, keep on reading the verse and tell Allah Oh Allah, I will never lose hope because you told me not to lose hope. So I know, I'm going to
keep on reminding yourself. I'm trying hard. I know I'm going to atone for those.
I might not have a guarantee. But I have a load who's more merciful than my own mother.
I might not have a guarantee. But I have a loan who's more merciful than the mothers of the whole world put together? So panela how merciful is a mother to the child. how merciful are all the mothers on earth to their children. They can never be more merciful than my maker. Man. None of them are called rough man. Not one of them. It's only Allah subhanho wa Taala. So have hope in the mercy of Allah. And Allah will bless you.
Allah will grant you goodness. Then Allah says, When leadin Allah shadowmoon azura
Rukia Rama? The true worshipers of the Almighty are those who don't like to bear false witness. They don't
bear witness in a false way. Sometimes people lie and sometimes they lie under oath. If you're a true worshiper, you will neither lie under oath or even if it is not under oath. Your tongue is the purest thing you have. Your tongue is the purest thing you have you say something it is truthful. You say something is upright, don't bear false witness. Why? If you bear false witness, you have stolen the right of someone you have usurped something that belongs to someone else, because you have borne false witness. If that was the case, then how can you expect the mercy of the Almighty you have wronged the fellow human being with that false witness of yours. So stay away from me seek
the forgiveness of Allah for that. And I know when people bear false witness, and with that they have taken the right of someone, it comes back to haunt them.
It comes back at some stage whether it's in your health, your wealth, your children, whatever, it will come back to you. It has to swipe at you because your sin was not perpetrated solely against Allah. But you perpetrated the sin against another person who is not as forgiving as Allah, they may not forgive you may Allah subhanho wa Taala, grant us forgiveness and May those who we may have oppressed also forgive us.
Learn to forgive others, Allah will forgive you. By the will of Allah. Try to forgive it's as difficult as anything but
if you try to forgive others, you will find Allah will forgive you and Allah will grant you contentment many times, we hold a burden on our shoulders, we haven't forgiven we haven't let go of something and years past and we feel so so burdened ourselves.
Shoulders are always stiff, we feel the neck is stiff. Because we are holding so much when you release it, you actually can stand snake once again, release it say Oh Allah for your sake, I forgiven them it's over. Whether they know or they don't know is besides the point for as long as between you and Allah, Allah knows I've forgiven them as difficult as it was, you will find the mercy of Allah come in your direction.
So this is what Allah says nyesha don't assume the true believers, they don't bear false witness. And when they pass through something few times, they don't waste their time. People are talking in our language a load of rubbish, okay? If If you passing people and they talking a load of rubbish about this one and that one and they, you know, passing comments, you don't waste your time It's futile. It's unnecessary. You walk away, you walk away, do something constructive with your time. In other words, do not do something destructive and don't waste your time. Your days should come.
Don't waste your time. If you waste time, you have wasted your day. It's a day where you could have built imagine you want to build your house of the hereafter but you're telling the builder hang on today we're all putting our tools down and we can wait and relax. Is that what you do? I asked the builder earlier this morning here in Perth, that how long would it take to build a house here an average home? He told me well if you really have everything in order, it will take you perhaps 1012 weeks. Wow, you guys are lucky. Back at home we take two three years Subhanallah
1012 weeks now imagine after three four days you put your tools down so you guys go on holiday say Why? Just relax, come back after a few days. For our Palace in the hereafter we do that sometimes because we are not consistent in our deeds. One day we need Salah the next day we don't one day we obey our last instruction the next day we don't what did we do you put your tools down. You might not have more days to live my brother, my sister, you might not have a long time to go. So make every day count. Today what did I do? How many good deeds did I do? 123450 Allah accept them from me how many bad deeds did i do 120 Allah forgive me and you carry on to the next day you achieved.
So make sure that your days are not the same. Make sure today is better than yesterday, tomorrow shall be better than today by the will of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant that to us.
Will levena either.
The true believers, the true worshipers of the Most Merciful are those whom when they are reminded of the verses of Allah, when they're given a reminder, they don't turn a blind eye or a deaf ear, but rather, they take heed. They are happy that I've been reminded. Today we're talking about fulfilling our prayers and so many other things. Do you feel hurt? Do you feel bad? Do you feel sad? Why am I being told? No, you should be grateful to Allah. Oh Allah, I'm thankful to you. I've got to remind that I'm feeling motivated and feeling good. I'm going to do something about it. You will only achieve if
you thank those who correct you when you are wrong.
If you don't like people to correct you, how will you achieve? Imagine children coming to school and one plus one they say it's equal three SubhanAllah. And when the teacher says no, it's true. Hey, who are you?
Don't tell me.
Who are you? You cannot do that. It's absurd, isn't it? We do that but in a different way. someone tells you brother You are wrong. Say I want you to stop judging. That's a word that we use a lot of the times. Stop judging me. My brothers while we should be careful, my sisters, be very careful about judging others. Don't be demeaning when you correct them. At the same time, accept advice and don't call it a judgement. If I tell you Brother, you know Mashallah, when you're fulfilling your prayer, you know, you need to do this. You need to do that. He stopped judging me. I didn't judge. I'm only correcting you. I'm only telling you I'm advising you That's it. I didn't say this. I
didn't say you were a bad person. You know, your Salah is rejected, it's not going to be accepted that is judging. But I'm advising you in a beautiful way my brother Mashallah you entered the must you try and be conscious trying to Intuit the right. It might be a small thing, but it's a great reward, you know, and just say that to Allah Stefania, Baba hermetical, Allah, open for me the doors of your mercy, you will find the doors of mercy opening for you. When you enter the machine. That's the door. And that door does not have to be read only when you enter the masjid throughout your life, say the door Allahumma salli Ababa medic, O Allah open for me the doors of your mercy. Keep
saying that if you want and you notice how the doors of the mercy of Allah will be open, but when someone reminds you and correct you, you take the advice. Thank you so much for advising me, I appreciate it. And then you don't get up and stand
How I am I'd say, Brother, you lose. You know, you've been drinking for the last 12 years. Would you give it up, please? This is not the way to do it. Sorry, I hope there's no universe where I'm pointing.
But you know what I mean? That is not advice that is insulting someone that is really wrong, totally wrong. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave advice in such a way that the people felt good. They felt like they wanted to change. They didn't feel like they were insulted and made to be looking small. Subhan Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us he so Allah says, true believers are those who when they are reminded, they take heed.
And then I want to make mention of one more point here. Allah says, One levena una bana habarana mean as wodgina.
Allah says the true believers are those who are worried about their children and family members. The true believers of those who are concerned about their children and family members, they pray for them saying, Oh Allah bless us with pious offspring, those who will be the coolness of our eyes, from among our wives and children Subhan Allah and make us the leaders of the righteous. Allah says those are the ones whom we will give paradise. Those are the ones who we will give paradise to how many of us we have family members. How many of us, we have family members, but we don't spend time with them.
We're at work when we come back from work, we're on the phone, and then we want to have whatever little food is there, here and there. Perhaps a sandwich or two whatever else, we have an attitude. Why? Because I went to work. Hey, man, you went to work, it doesn't mean you need to come back and start behaving like Subhan Allah, I don't even want to say what?
You cannot do that. You have to come back and remember Allah bless you. Other people don't have children. May Allah bless them all with children, pray for them.
And you know what? When people don't have children, don't ask them. When are you going to have kids? When are you going to have kids? That is the most insulting question. Did you know that it is so helpful perhaps they are trying and they cannot have the kids and you busy asking them as though you know they are in charge of it. So panela don't ask people personal questions of that nature.
rather make it to Amina Bless you.
You know when I say sometimes may Allah bless you in my mind, I mean with whatever you want to be blessed with inshallah for as long as it's halal by the way.
may Allah bless you will law whatever it is you're going through, I don't know. But I have an opportunity to make a deal for him. Allah bless you, Allah grant you May Allah grant you ease May Allah grant you success and goodness, these are drugs that should be on our tongues. You never know when is the moment of acceptance perhaps the angels might say amen to that drop, and suddenly you have triplets love.
May Allah Subhana Allah bless those who don't have offspring with offspring, I mean,
but when you do have the offspring, when you do have family, appreciate your spouse, sit and look at them
and get a rose, I can teach you something, get a rose right? Not to give them but get a rose. So you're looking at the rows and you look at your spouse, look at the rows, look at your spouse. Look at the rows of their time. Look at your spouse and throw the rows away and give your wife a kiss. So Allah until it you know what? I looked at the rose it's nothing man. Suppan, Allah taught you something today, right? So Han Allah, that's an act of worship, why you make someone feel important and special. Very important. What did you do? You showed them something I see some of the elderly of blushing. My brother my uncle, if you haven't done it yet, trust me. Your life will only start
tonight. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Bless you.
know Allah bless us all. Allah grant us ease. I said it for a purpose. We are lacking love in our marriages. We are lacking affection in our marriages. We are lacking giving importance to our spouses making them feel like they are really very important. Your children, when have you made them feel important? When have you spent a weekend with them? When have you spent the evening with them coming to them and telling them you know what? I'd like to come early because I want to have the meal with you. Wait for me, please. Wow, we need help. Here is a verse of the Quran telling you when you are concerned about your family members,
Your offspring, you are a true worshipper of Allah. How many of us are true? Some people, like I said earlier, they will pray five times a day maybe more than five, even the volunteers they will include it but with their family members zero relationship is zero. Brother, Sister, you need help. You need a lot of help. You want to be a good Muslim close to Allah, charity begins at home. You need to start off with your family members, you build a family, you will build the community and the nation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us and this is why at the end, the law says the people who are concerned about all these points that we mentioned today in these verses that I read to you,
Allah says those are the ones who will get paradise and I want to tell you not only paradise even on Earth, you will have a lovely life. I mean what I said today, or everything I've explained, you adopted, you will have a beautiful life you know how to spend you know how to speak, you know how to interact, you stay away from sin, etc. You have a good life, you have a lovely life. You know how to treat your wife, obviously, your wife is your life. So Pamela
and your husband, I know, the men look at me sometimes in grinding their teeth, like you know what, it's not just us, it's even then whoever it is both of us to Panama we need to actually give and take that's what it's all about. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all the end of the surah Allah Subhana Allah Allah says Allah aka
those people are the ones who will be achieving a place in paradise known as alpha, a very lofty place in paradise. If you fulfill these qualities May Allah make it easy for us they will be greeted with Salaam with peace the angels will greet them and welcome them and congratulate them. May we be from among those akuto Kohli hada Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad, Allah Subhana Allah Mohammed, the shadow Allah, Allah Sadhguru Come on. Come on.