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Channel: Mufti Menk
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Jumuah lecture at Masjidul Quds in Gatesville, Cape Town
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salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa
Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Tabby Norman tabea humby, extending Eli ami Dean, whereby we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household and all his companions and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us, my brothers and sisters in Islam,
each one of us has needs and we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And sometimes we call out to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to fulfill our needs. And we feel that perhaps the response is not coming as we like it. The question is why, and I will spend the next 30 minutes in Sharla speaking about why sometimes the prayers that we make we feel that they are not answered, what is it that I can do to make myself a person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala responds to as quickly as possible, knowing that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, in a Hadith, that every single time a believer calls out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in whatever they are calling out to him about,
there is no sin, or there is no breaking of family ties, nothing unlawful, then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives the movement or the believer responds to him in one of three ways. Either he gives him what he wants, immediately as he wants it, or he keeps for him later on something even better. And this would mean two things. One is in the era, when a person passes away, he will see great reward. And he will be told that this is actually the recompense of those two as those supplications you made in the world, which perhaps you did not get as you wanted, we are recompensing you with something even better on this day. That's the second thing or the third part of the Hadith the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, as a result of the dua or the supplication that was made unto Allah subhanho wa Taala some calamity that was on the path of this individual will actually be extinguished or minimized. So they will feel the blessing of it in a totally different way that Allah knows best. So the Sahaba, viola and Hamas the beautiful question, all Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so shouldn't we increase? Shouldn't we just continue making no matter what and he says, Allah subhanho wa Taala is always above you can increase as you want. Allah will always give you one of these three, sometimes in this world if the timing is not right for what you want. Allah
subhanho wa Taala keeps it for the correct timing say I'm making Allah grant me a good job. And perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala wants me to get a far better job than those mediocre jobs that are coming, perhaps in my path. And he keeps me going for a year, two years, and then I get a job of my dreams, yet, I perhaps might have been losing a little bit of hope in the interim. And for this reason, one of the one of the reasons why we are not answered to as we would like is because we lose hope very quickly in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Hadith says use the Jabalia haidakhan mala Mr. J.
Your two hours will be responded for as long as you do not make haste. So the Sahaba wanted to know what is the meaning of making hasty messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, for you to say oh, I called out to Allah. And I've been calling out to Allah, but he has not responded to me. As long as Allah heard you, even before you uttered your drive, he already knew it from the time it was in your heart, and he knows it. And when you attend it, you're just confirming and this is why the Hadith teaches us not to scream out to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Indra, you know, you yelling at the top of your voice and you like Allah is not hearing you know, you call out passionately with
conviction, and this is why another duration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, and quite clearly, he says that those whose hearts are not convinced will not be responded to by Allah subhanho wa Taala the way they wish. So what happens sometimes is a person calls out to Allah but he's not convinced that that is going to happen. You know, you're asking Allah for something big and in your heart, you say I don't think that will actually happen, which means you are insulting Allah. There is nothing
That is impossible for Allah subhanho wa Taala when you want something you ask Allah with conviction and you keep on asking Allah subhanho wa Taala but there are other keys. There are other keys that we have in our bunch to open the door. What are these keys? The first thing Remember to start off by the praise of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is a way and the means of starting your. You want to ask Allah you first start off by praising him declare his praise we are saying Alhamdulillah and so many other terms Oh Allah, you are the greatest You are my maker. I am at your mercy. I thank you for everything you've
given me I appreciate whatever I have. I really am so weak You are the only one I call out to your live raise my hands to you. I am helpless. All these are a very, very good introduction to you.
It's a key that will open the door quicker because you are expressing how helpless you are. And how old giving Allah subhanho wa Taala is the blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is of utmost importance because he is the one who was sent to take us out of the darkness and to show us the light. It would be wrong for us to call out to Allah when the one who taught us how to call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala is outside the equation. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us and may He make us realize the value of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam indeed the best of creation, the most honored of all of the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, also of importance. Another part of the same key is for us to become on the same page with Allah subhanho wa Taala. So sometimes we just say, Allah give me this, Allah give me that but we have not yet sought forgiveness for the sins we've been committing all along. So Allah subhanho wa Taala he would like us to be on the same page, which means when he tells us something we respond. So when we asked him something, he responds even quicker. Whoever goes close to Allah handspun he comes closer to him a foot whoever goes closer to Allah walking, Allah comes towards him rushing, what do we learn from that we learned definitely from that, that the more we are in
obedience of Allah, the more Allah will open our doors to Panama.
oh You believe if you are to fulfill the instruction of Allah, then he will come to you help.
If you have to fulfill you try your best to fulfill the duties upon you to abstain from the prohibitions. That is when Allah subhanho wa Taala will grant you that is when he will come to your assistance and the verse says, and he will strengthen you use a bit at danmaku He will make firm your feet on the ground He will make sure that you are steadfast because you are trying May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to help ourselves. I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, importantly, you want Allah to respond to you. Ask yourself for a minute how well do I respond to Allah? Hi.
Come to success, but we are moving far away from the masjid. We move far away from Salah suddenly Allah says God me, we are these robots in front of me, Allah protect me. Allah says you know what, you don't deserve it, but I will still protect you.
Imagine you don't deserve it, but I'll still give it to you. You know why I made you and I love you.
Amazing. Allah gives us all even what we do not deserve. This is why sometimes a person says I've been making you up and has been responding. But if you look at the life of the person, sometimes it's not up to scratch so to speak, but that's the mercy of Allah, Allah so merciful, although we have all these beautiful teachings of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, sometimes out of the gift of Allah, in fact, all the time, out of the gift of Allah certain things he still blesses us with. Even though if you look at reality and how we've been living our lives, we actually do not deserve it. We actually do not deserve it. Sometimes we are faulty what's the most important sign of
the link with Allah subhanho wa Taala your salatu salam Isha your prayer at large your link with your maker, we have found one thing when it comes to the prayer and still Allah says but I will still give you one day you will tell Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us at any point.
So my brothers and sisters here is Allah subhanho wa Taala. He's telling us to seek forgiveness, seek forgiveness. So when I start making my da I praise Allah I express how weak I am, how dependent I am to Allah, I send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then the first thing I do I say Allah forgive me. Allah forgives me.
I've been weak, whatever I've done is not enough. As soon as I've committed, forgive me for them.
They are good deeds that I haven't fulfilled Allah forgive me for that I can be a better person, oh, Allah helped me to be in closeness to you. I have not yet asked what I want. I have not yet asked what I want. I'm only praising Allah and I'm seeking forgiveness so that now Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive me, and he sees this. But sometimes my brothers and sisters, we seek forgiveness when we are not genuine. So we say Oh Allah, I will never go back to that adultery again. And at the back of your mind, you say, I just wish I get another opportunity.
This is men. If that is the case, then what type of seeking of forgiveness? Do you have a person pinches from you something? And they come to you and say, Look, I'm very sorry, man, I stole your phone the last time firstly with the phone. And secondly, if you think in your mind a better phone now I better make amends with you so that I can actually be in the same car against you again once with you so that I can see this one here as well. If that is the way we are thinking, will you really be forgiven? Will I be forgiven? No. But I need to say I'm really sorry, here is your phone. In fact, I bought you a new one because the other one was new and I stole it. Here it is. Allah says
I don't want things back. All I want you to do is be genuine, that you're not going to repeat that sin. So a person who's drunk a person who's been for example, addicted onto drugs and so on. If he wants the mercy of Allah truly, he needs to say Allah, I admit my sin, if you don't admit it, the doors are closed. Or Allah I regret my sin. If there is no regret, the doors are closed, there has to be regret. There has to be admission.
Then you say Allah forgive me, and you are genuine, is that I'm really sorry. I want you to wipe out what I've done, Oh Allah, I want you to grant me a new beginning of Allah, I want you to let me have a new clean page of Allah with only good things on it. And then we say and I promise I will not do it again. For conditions, then the door is wide open, it's flowing wide open. And it's so wide open that now you can ask Allah for whatever else you want, and Allah will give it to you. So Panama, but there is one obstacle in the past that sometimes trips us as we're entering the door and what is it? When we have oppressed fellow human beings, our doors of duality sometimes seem to be sealed. And
the door of forgiveness sometimes is such that it's a hinderance we need to go to the person with oppressed and this is why they say don't oppress people. When you oppress people, they may pray against you, and that will be accepted readily.
obeying the law, hey, john, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says fear, you should be fearful, you should be worried about a supplication made against you by a person whom you have wronged someone whose life you're making difficult, someone whom you are oppressing, you've stolen their wealth, you've you've tried to harm them in some way or another, you backbite about them, slandered about them and so on. You should be so worried about them. If they have to raise their hands against you, you are probably dead meat as we would say. Am I safe goddess? So I need to be worried I need to ask myself, how am I oppressing others? Have I wronged you? Have I stolen your
wealth? Have I hurt you in a way that is totally unacceptable in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala? If that's the case, for my link with Allah, I need to sort out my mess with the creatures of Allah. I tell you why. Because everyone here has equal access to Allah, you are creatures to Allah justice, I am what gives me the right to be wrong in you or to be oppressing you and I want a link with the one who made you. It doesn't make sense. Allah made you didn t and Allah made your enemies as well. So Subhana Allah if you dislike someone and you've oppressed them, one is to seek justice, someone stole your wealth, and you Subhanallah you go back and you take them to court and what have
you, that's fine, because you want your wealth back. They've oppressed you. But what is to harm someone, you are oppressing them, what did they do to you nothing, You're just jealous or perhaps there is some other reason which is invalid. Remember, they are creatures of Allah, perhaps they may be closer to Allah than you ever would be. So therefore, one of the signs of closeness to Allah is the fact that you don't harm his other creatures, so much. So even animals are not to be harmed. So much. So even plantation and vegetation is not to be destroyed or removed destructively. No, if need be, you may take it out, but not in a destructive manner. And this is why the term Bismillah In the
name of Allah is used, even when we might be slaughtering an animal for consumption purposes, but it's In the name of Allah, it's human, because these are the creatures of Allah. These are those which Allah chose to make, I better have a good relation with them so that I know that the one who made them and made me is the one that I'm asking to help me in my problem, the problem that I have, so sometimes because we are oppressing People at home, you're oppressing your wife, then you want the mercy of Allah. How will it come? You're oppressing your children. You're oppressing your husband.
So on, how will the help of Allah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us clear our doors and may He opened the door such that there are no obstacles. So, once we have inshallah, open the door, now we go forth, but there is another issue. Another, another block like we say, today, we are speaking about why sometimes I will do us are not accepted readily.
Sometimes we are unkind to our parents, did you hear this, okay? If your parent is instructing you to do something wrong, or they happen to oppress your spouse, for example, it is up to you to stand up for what is right, but in a kind manner, in a just manner in a beautiful manner. You get up with a smile, and you correct your mother Nope, no harm. It does not mean that because in Islam, kindness has been prescribed for a mom three times more than a dad that you just allow her to trample over everyone. No, she's a human being as well. But what this would entail is that you need to be closer to her when you are correcting her. Oh, my beloved Mom, I love you so much. Kiss her on the
forehead, embrace her and tell her my mom, I really love you and I want paradise for you. Just like I want it for myself. So Panama. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a beautiful way of correcting our own parents, but you do not be unkind towards your parents, uttering bad words, swearing your mother, swearing your father, how do you expect the one who created you to answer your call and your prayer and your supplication? When you are unkind to those whom he chose to bring you into the world. He chose them to bring you here. And you are unkind to them, you swear them, you just slap them on the face and you walk out you don't even want to greet our homes are void of happiness.
Because when we enter we don't make salon. When we exit we don't make salon no longer and gone. My mother is busy crying all night with my son. And I couldn't even send a message to say mom, I'm fine. I'm okay. I'll be there just now. That's all she wanted. So, develop your link with your parents and automatically you will have a beautiful link with a law and here we are talking of two types of links. One is to obey them in that which is not transgression. And to is to be kind to them no matter what even if they've instructed you to do something wrong. You excuse yourself from the wrong but you're still kind to them. You're still okay, you can buy your mother a gift and say mom,
you know, you told me to slap my wife across her face? Well, that much I don't know about but here is a flower and the rose for you. And you know what? It comes from my wife.
Mashallah, Mashallah, what a beautiful way of solving a problem. Even if it didn't come, you can give it to her. Because you know, sometimes you have this issue. But my brothers and sisters, Allah knows that when we are given so much when we are given so much in this dunya Do you know what happens to us, we become distracted from him. It's a fact. When Allah blesses you, and you've got a good salary, and a lovely wife, and beautiful children, everything is being thrown at your feet, sometimes we tend to forget a lot. So the quality of our prayer is not great. But the minute Allah creates a problem in our lives, we are immediately calling out to him. Let me give you an example.
They will build this building on this building, perhaps on the 11th story, they were still trying to get the structure up. And this headman tried to attract the attention of one of those who was known as a hard worker, hard worker in the sense that he comes to work, he's working hard, he wants to earn a salary. So he throws a $20 bulletin. And when he throws the $20 bulletin, it lands near him. But the builder doesn't even notice he just carries on. And another $20 bill, the builder carries on. And the headman says, Hey, I need to attract this man's attention. But look at this, I'm throwing these dollar bills at him. And he's not even being attractive. And then he throws another
$20 bill the third time, and the builder doesn't move he carries on doing his work. So he picks up a stone and throws it straight at him. And immediately the builder looks up and says what's the matter?
The moral of this whole thing is Allah subhanho wa Taala has a relationship with us whereby when we are getting our money, we're not attracted to him. When we are getting wealth, nothing goes close to Allah, when everything is being thrown to our feet, we so happy the minute you have a problem. There's a stone in your path. Oh, Allah, what has happened here. That's what happens to men. That's what happens to men. So Allah says that stone was a blessing for you. I really gave you the whole world and you did not need Salatin. So one day, I just let you be diagnosed with a sickness that you got worried about. And you were there for fracture. First, you were actually waiting to open the
door of the masjid, my house, my my worshiper, I love you so much. Don't you realize that was just a little stone to draw your attention towards me.
x Allah. So my brothers and sisters do not underestimate the value of the problems that come into your life. They are perhaps because we've been distracted to learn from Allah. Allah blesses us with everything. And this is why 100% of us have problems and issues in our lives that perhaps are not exactly the way we want it. Health Matters, wealth matters, social matters, whatever other
matters that is the means that we will continue to remain close to Allah and maintain that closeness in a beautiful way. This is how Allah subhanho wa Taala calls us.
And what I said earlier is very, very correct.
That when we are blessed with so much sometimes we don't even want to call out to Allah. Why? What do you have to call out to Allah for that's what someone might be thinking, that look, I've got everything. So Allah says, hang on. I want you to understand that if you don't call out to me, I become angry. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, mullum Yes, Allah.
Whoever does not ask from Allah, Allah becomes angry with him upset with him. So ask Allah for your needs. Don't think that you're the big deal because ultimately, he was the one who gave you the energy you have the brains you have the house you have and every means that you have he gave it to you in the first place, acknowledge it, and turn towards him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us and he's taught us now Sometimes a person is calling out to Allah subhanho wa Taala because he's got an issue and the problem, but
he was eating Hara, he was usurping the wealth of people. He was consuming interest. Perhaps he was eating that which was not helpful at all. Perhaps he stole property and ate and the clothing he got. He purchased it with wealth that did not belong to Him. Perhaps he stole it in one way or another. And there are many ways of stealing, stealing is not just pinching, but stealing is to take Well, that is not rightfully yours, no matter how you've taken it. Whether it's cunning, deceiving, conniving, whatever else you can use the terms if you know deep down that I have actually conned someone out of this wealth. Believe me it is wrong. The idea of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam explains where Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah levena Mano kulu
tema de poner oh you who believe is that which is pure that we have granted you as sustenance consumed from that which is for you that which is pure. And this is mentioned in the Quran, but was repeated by Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he was speaking about the response to da
he says if you're eating is pure, and your sustenance is pure, you have unlocked the door of the acceptance of your dua to Allah. If I'm eating pure, even if it's less when I call out to Allah, Allah knows, hey, this man's wealth is pure. He has thanked me for it. Let me give him what he's asking me. But the minute it is haram, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam when he read this verse, do you know what he said that after that, he says, He spoke about a man on a long journey in the desert, and he's dirty, he's unclean, because obviously he is so so tired, and he's lost and he's really in desperate need. And he stretches his arms out towards the sky, saying, oh, Allah
grant me. Imagine Allah is merciful, isn't it? But Allah says, How does he expect to be responded to when his clothing is haram? When his food is haram? When whatever has made all his flesh is actually from haram? How does he expect us to respond to him?
Imagine so what is your clothing being too is your food and drink being being haram But the worst of the lot is when your flesh has been built from that which is haram. Now what to do about it. This is why the Hadith says any droplet of flesh that has been made by that which was Haram is not allowed entry into paradise because it is dirty. Such a person will have to go into Hellfire to get it burned off before they qualify to get into paradise. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us we make amends from now and here. This is why we're talking about this because it's important for us to earn that which is pure and this is when the do our will be answered. There is also
a person who is calling out to Allah in order to facilitate for him that which is wrong. Oh Allah.
I really love this girl. Make it easy for me to get to her Yella, but in your mind, you're not planning marriage, you're not planning anything. So you're talking about how long do you think Allah subhanaw taala will answer that call of yours in fact shape and we'll just be pushing you along. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. May we not be from amongst those a person's going to steal. And he says oh a lot tonight, combined with a big one. Make it easy. Make sure they don't see your love. You know, I'm a poor man Yala. I'm going to knock them at six o'clock in the morning Allah helped me Help me and then at 549 you say Allah, here's the key.
If that's the case, we are playing the fool with Allah. You do not call out to Allah asking him to facilitate around for you. You're in a business and you say Allah, I'm going to be stealing but you have to help me so I don't get caught. No, that is something that is foolish.
This is what we are warned by Allah subhanho wa Taala. Another very, very important thing that we need to be careful about.
If you want to achieve the mercy of Allah have mercy on others straight, that is the talk. You want Allah as mercy you want him to respond to you? Well, you need to learn to reach out to other people we spoke about the slightly earlier but let me repeat it from a different angle. Sometimes we want the forgiveness of Allah desperately. And we don't want to forgive others for what they've done to us. Because to us, it's too big to forgive. But to be honest, we've done deeds that are even bigger than that. But Allah me forgive, sometimes the forgiveness is blocked because we could not forgive others. This is why Allah says it clearly.
This is a verse that always brings back these this sugar in me when Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when we ask
Allah to him,
learn to forgive, learn to embrace, don't you want Allah to forgive you, Indeed, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. So when people wrong you learn to forgive. It's not easy, it's very difficult. But when Allah sees that you have forgiven others for something they did against you, he will open the doors by forgiving you for what you've done against him. subhanho wa Taala.
And I'm challenging you with this, because you have really an emancipation from the clutches of your own lack of forgiveness of others, it is actually a burden on your shoulders that is released, the minute you forgive them completely, no matter what they've done to you. And people sometimes say, You know what? Well this person's done it to me once and twice and thrice and four times. Ultimately, what is your aim in life? Ask yourself, if my aim in life is to nail that man, I will keep on nailing that man. But when I get into heaven, or should I say when I get into my grave? What are my chances of getting to heaven? So always ask yourself how I deal with this crisis? Will it
make my chances of entry into paradise better? Or worse? That's the question. If it's going to make your chances of entry into paradise better than so be it I don't mind for giving you my brother a million times. But if I am granted entry into paradise, I'm set to Allah. That should be our attitude. But sometimes people look at it from a solely worldly perspective. I'm not going to forgive Okay, well do you know when you don't forgive you also pay a certain share of the price? And you say, well, that's not fair. I don't know whether it's fair or not. But it is reality. That's what I do know. Because when I hold it against you, I don't want to greet you. I voted against you.
I walk past I walk past you, you greet me and I don't respond because I got something against you. The man is dating. He's also a worshipper of Allah just reply him, What are you losing? What are you losing my brothers and sisters just reply be the better one. In fact, just delete. In fact, you will be the vector one. I tell you sometimes when people walk away from you, ignoring you completely, it is a sign that they are not at peace with themselves.
It is a sign that they are not at peace with Allah subhanho wa Taala they have a lot to work on. And this is why I understand the nature of this life. This life is so temporary, it is a test a test whereby you get brownie points, and those brownie points are multiplied 54 when you forgive someone else, so if I'm getting if I'm scoring 10 a day, for example, through my salah and other good deeds one day someone has wronged me, and I forgiven them all I forgive and I don't even want to talk about it carry on and lead your own life. And suddenly I get 1000 points where did I get them from? You got them because today you engaged in something that was so hard, so difficult. Not only do we
love you as a result, not only will we answer your as a result, but we want to give you 1000 points. This is obviously just an example.
This is Allah so Allah watches us and Allah says you know what you want the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala Well, you must be merciful upon others. You want Allah to respond to your call. Don't be from amongst those who cannot even assist others in a small piece of assistance. I'm sure you've heard the verse.
Those who prohibit assisting even or those who don't help, even the small help, small assistance someone comes to you brother, I just need to borrow your pin for a minute. No, and you walk away. A big deal. Allah watched it and he saw it. Brother Do you know what I just need you to tell me the time. I don't want
even the women don't do that anymore. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness mainly protect us my brothers and sisters. These are some of the keys to open the doors of response from Allah subhanho wa Taala but I want to tell you something even greater. Still, with our mark and our Miss and with everything Allah still gives us because He loves us, all of us here.
What don't we have? Let's be honest, we are breeding we are looking we are sitting we are Mashallah. A few things Allah has tested as well. But Allah has blessed us with much more than we deserve. I want to call upon you to turn to Allah. When we call out to Allah subhanho wa Taala learn to make peace with your relatives, your family members and the others go out to mend relationships. That is when you are a person in the military, raise your hands Well, before you even ask what you want. Allah has given it to you and you don't even know believe me it happens and it happens to a lot of people, not just one or two. But the problem and the difficulty is we sometimes sit and we feel a
that's a bit far that's a little bit slick have conviction in Allah continue repeating the same to our for five years, for 10 years. Take a look at the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet Joseph May peace be upon him and the Prophet Yusuf alayhi salam, his father Jacobo Jacob May peace be upon him, he called out to Allah subhanho wa Taala for decades on end, and he always says, I have never lost hope. But I want you my son's never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Allah knows what I've asked for whoever loses hope in the mercy of Allah has just believed in Allah because he is the owner of hope. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all brothers and sisters a beautiful day in this
beautiful city of Cape Town. I really hope and pray that we've learned something that I shared here the benefit for myself and then for yourself, may Allah make us more conscious of our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala and may we be from amongst those who can protect ourselves from the displeasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala in a way that when we ask for forgiveness, we are genuine, we are actually forgiven. Learn to respond to the caller who calls you for Salah who calls you for ultimate success. That is the ingredient of success. May Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us in this world and the next was Allahu wa salam ala nabina Muhammad