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Verses of Surah Ambiyaa & Hajj
Channel: Mufti Menk
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Parklands Masjid Nairobi Kenya, 1st June 2018
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah he was happy. I mean, we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his companions, his household We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless them all, and to bless every one of us and to grant us goodness in this world and the next to forgive our shortcomings to forgive our weaknesses, to forgive us during this beautiful night of Ramadan. And during this beautiful month of Ramadan. May Allah grant us the ability to change our lives. For indeed the first verse that we heard this evening insalata tarawih was a verse of Surah Al ambia. We
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us how we are not even thinking about the things we are supposed to be thinking about. A pata
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The accounting of man is drawing so near yet man is unfortunately turning away in Oblivion, having forgotten men and is not thinking of the fact that his death is so close his hisab with Allah His accounts with Allah so close yet he is worried about everything else so can Allah He is not thinking of the day that he is going to be reckoned the day that Allah subhanho wa Taala will take account of every single thing Allah says in another place in the Quran. What will
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Buddha, Allah says on that day with the books shall be placed in front of everyone, the criminals, those who the bad and evil, they will see their books and they will say What is it with this book? It has left back, no small thing, no big thing. Every small thing we did is in the book, every big thing we did is in the book, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, You know what? We will not oppress anyone on this day their deeds will be in front of them present you will be asked and I will be asked do you deny any of these deeds? My brothers and sisters We ask Allah to give us Jelena without reckoning May Allah grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam For indeed we
say la ilaha illAllah we say Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we believe it we try our best brothers and sisters Try. Try harder every day. It's not good enough to sit back and think that you know what, I'm okay. I'm fine. That's not good enough. The reality is I need to improve every day. If I'm fulfilling my Salah today, five times a day, I need to look at how I can improve the quality of the prayer for Allah indeed warns us telling us man is oblivious of the fact that his reckoning is very, very near brothers and sisters, how many of your friends your family members or those whom you know have passed away suddenly without anyone warning them without even sickness
suddenly they just went? Who says that it cannot be me or you May Allah forgive us. May Allah grant us genital for those remember pray for others as well for Jenna and Allah will give it to you to Don't be selfish in your to have my brothers and sisters. This is why Allah says another verse that we heard tonight in Seward and ambia colonna,
every single soul shall taste death. Death has a taste. Allah says that he cotton which means they will taste it you will taste death, I will taste it may Allah make it easy for us the day that he takes us away my brothers and sisters. It is a serious matter. Don't take it lightly. Sakura, the pangs of death or reality. May Allah make it easy for us. He take us away in a condition that he is pleased with us. If I were to ask you who wants to die, no one would want to die. But if I were to say, Do you know the best death is that death wherein you die and Ally's happy with you? Even if you are 20 years old. So Panama, even if you are 40 years old, or whatever your age is, if Allah takes
you away, while he is happy with you what law he you have succeeded? What law you have succeeded. No matter what you leave behind man is such that if you asked him when do you want to die? This is our
Yes, I still need to get married she after that he gets married you say What about now? I still need to have children when he has children What about now? My children still need to grow up? What about now? He says now they need to get married safe. Okay, now your children are married first it was about you getting married? Yes. Now your children are married. What about now? He says no, no, I need to see my grandchildren. Yaki does not stop Allahu Akbar. After that your grandchildren will get married, then you want to see your great grandchildren. Allah says that's why we did not give you the choice in law either.
With the fixed time of Allah comes, it will not be delayed, not by a moment, Allah knows when it's best for you to go, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for every one of us. So Allah says, thereafter that you know on the Day of Judgment, we are going to place your deeds on some scales. So to ambia we read the verse tonight
the deeds are weighed, I used to wonder when I was younger, how is the law going to weigh the deeds, you know, deeds, how can they have a weight, I do a deed and it has a weight. You know what, now that I've grown older, and I've learned about megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes, etc, I know there is a weight for that which is information that which you have it has a weight and it weighs perhaps not in kilograms, but in some form of weight. I call it spiral bytes spiritual bytes. That's what I call it. These spiral bytes my brothers and sisters you don't know which deed has the amount of weight that Allah has kept for it. Sometimes there is a small thing we do. It is very heavy on the scale
for a lot. Sometimes a small batch which we do is very heavy. So therefore do not underestimate the value of a deed good or bad. Stay away from bad no matter how small it is. and try and do good no matter how small it is. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us on that day. Allah says, whenever I was in,
water Fabien ah ha CB on that day. Allah says, we will place the scales of justice and nobody will be oppressed at all. Allah says even if there is a deed, an atom's Wait a mustard seeds wait worth of a deed we will bring it we will put it on the scale nobody will be oppressed May Allah make it easy for us. May Allah make it easy for every one of us. I sit myself embarrassed of the bad I've done in my life, but I am hopeful in the mercy of Allah, Allah if he did not embarrass me in this world, he will not embarrass me in the hereafter. We need to have hope my brothers and sisters in the mercy of Allah, you look at the pages of the Quran, every part out of the 30 parts of the Quran
speaks about the mercy of Allah, no part has forgotten the mercy of Allah. Have you thought of it? We know there are 30 Jews in the Quran. Every Jews you will find the fool Rahim Allah Fatah, WA and so on so many of these beautiful names, smile my brothers and sisters, you are part of the oma of the greatest of creation. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam you worship your maker alone. That is enough to have hope in Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala current agenda.
We move to a beautiful story of Ibrahim alayhi salaatu wa Salaam showing the power of Allah brothers and sisters, many of us go through problems all of us in fact,
these problems and hardships are of different levels. Sometimes we think this will not be able to resolve sometimes we start losing a little bit of hope because we become weak. Sometimes we May Allah forgive us. weak people begin to question the authority and power of Allah. Sometimes when Allah tests you with a big problem, and you are making dua, you call out to Allah for one year, two years, five years and you are not seeing a solution. You need to know Allah knows you personally and your problem better than you do. He knows that it's not good for you right now for me to take what you want to give to take it away. If it is better to give you if it is good, we know that it's not
good for you how you are right now we love it. That's Allah you need to trust him. But Allah is more powerful. Do not allow the delay of the response of your dua in accordance with what you want. Make you become weak in your link with Allah make you start questioning the power and authority of Allah. Some people are sick and ill and you know what they start saying, I'm calling out to Allah to kill me but he's not curing me. Subhana Allah the Hadith says use the Jabalia howdy Kamala Mia sturgeon Kayla woman St. Jamia Rasulullah Kala Ania Kula
to follow Mr. jubliee The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, All of you have
Your daughter's responded by Allah for as long as you don't make haste. So the Sahaba asked what do you mean by making haste?
He said making hasty is to say, I've called out to Allah. I've called out to Allah but he didn't reply to me, that is making haste. Wait, you call out to Allah the dua has plugged in already Allah has it. He has received that. He has responded to it but at his time, not at your time. So Allah says, he said, I'm showing you the power, the power of Allah.
Allah says his people cast him into a fire, but we told the fire, not to burn him. I want to tell you something amazing. Listen to the verse, colonna,
We told the fire to become coal and to be a means of the piece of Ibrahim. So not only was the fire cold, but it burnt the ropes with which he was tied, but it did not burn his clothing. So Panama, Allah chose what it should burn what it should not burn. He was tired. If you are tired, you are not at peace. A lot of the fire make him at peace. So the fire was cool for him. But it burnt the ropes. The ropes came out he walked out of the fire like nothing happened, what law he they saw the miracle but they still did not believe how many of us we see we witness we know but our Eman is weak. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us and grant us goodness in the dunya as well as in the Sierra.
Then I want to draw to your attention something amazing about Didn't I say moments ago we call out to Allah sometimes and we tend to lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Look at the prophets of Allah. Do you not agree? They were chosen by Allah, they were the best of their people. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best not only of this ummah, but the best of entire creation being the final Nabhi of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Do you know every one of them, Allah made them go through what we would term hardship and difficulty. Because Allah loves them in Allah.
When Allah loves someone, he tests him, he puts difficulty hardship in his life, in order for him to come closer and closer to Allah. So the messenger peace be upon him was asked on messenger, who is tested the most, he said, the prophets of Allah, they are given the most tests, the most difficult time is for the prophets of Allah. Then who else has all these tests? He says, then those who are closest to them, and the ones who are closer, which means they are after the other and the other thing, Allah when you have problems in your life, thank Allah when you have difficulties in your life, because Allah is softening you. He is making you confirm within your heart that there is none
equal to Allah. He is all powerful, we are weak, no matter what you are weak. Sometimes you go to the doctor, he says, I don't know. Sometimes you go to another one. He says I cannot diagnose. Then you go to a third and the fourth until no one knows what's wrong with you. You know why? Allah says you haven't yet turned to me, I am the boss, I am the owner. I made you I created you tend to me that's what I want you to do your money. It won't avail your authority, your looks, your use your power, your energy, who you know who you don't know it will not help you. What will help you is when you know Allah.
Get close to Allah during your days of ease when nothing is wrong. Get close to Allah. When you come into hardship, Allah will get close to you.
Allah will get close to you. My brothers and sisters, look at the prophets of Allah. Every one of them called out to Allah, they did not lose hope. They enjoyed what Allah put in making their path. 101 is nada.
cabello remember Noah, no peace be upon him. When he called out to us. He made the dua. He prayed to us. He asked us to do certain things. We answered him first. dijana Allah says we answered him was that Gary
remembers the Korea the Prophet when he called out to us he didn't have children. Many of us don't have children. May Allah bless you all with children and those who have children from amongst us. May Allah make them the coolness of our eyes. I mean,
not once many times. Allah says we responded to him
we answered him, we gave him a gift of a child we call him yahia. Mashallah. So he also he was the Messenger of Allah. But he called out to Allah because Allah held back something for a while when a man knew it was right and I gave him when Allah hold something back
Have you it's the mercy of Allah. It's not the angle of the punishment you become, you'll be happy, that's Allah. Then Allah says, so many others look at us and he said, I'm
sorry, sir, when he went away, he was upset with the people he went away. And he thought to himself, Allah won't punish me. I tried my best with my people, but he was eaten by a fish as we know and swallowed by that fish. He made a dua he called out to Allah O Allah. In fact, he was so embarrassed. He didn't even say
much. He just said Oh Allah I did wrong.
You know what he says? La Ilaha Illa de soba Hanukkah in niku to me, not volley me. There is none worthy of worship besides you. You see, I was telling you to declare the greatness of Allah. He says Oh Allah, you are the one the only one. You are the only one Oh Allah. Nobody can help me. You alone can help me Oh Allah. I was wrong.
I was wrong.
Subhana Allah, Allah says festa Giovanna, we answered him when
we removed him from the distress that he was in. Are you distressed? The answer is sometimes Yes. We'll call out to Allah in that way. You know why, immediately after that Allah says waka
meanie in the same way that we saved units. We save those who believe from distress. La da da da da
da da illa Anta Subhana Allah in the Quran to minify the mean, we move on. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Hamlet salatu salam at the end of surah two MB.
Brothers and sisters, soften your hearts.
solve your problems with your enemies. resolve your matters with your brothers and sisters. Life is too short.
Life is too short. Don't hold grudges. Allah tells me
Me. We have only sent you as a means of mercy for all the wounds mankind Jean kind all the generations or the creatures are Muhammad, peace be upon him we sent you only as a mercy and nothing else. Every aspect of the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam was a mercy for every one of us. But we are not even merciful to each other. We are not merciful to our parents, our children.
May Allah make us from amongst those whose hearts are suffering.
May Allah subhanahu wa taala bless every one of us look at this the greatest of all Allah subhanho wa Taala tells him we sent you as a mercy as a mercy
not just for
those around you but for all to come. You know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam
Allah he he was recognized by the other creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was recognized by the trees, he was recognized by the earth that he walked on. He was recognized by the stones on the rocks. He says what lies in me in
the market economy Sunday morning.
He says what law he knew a stone in Makkah when I used to pass it used to greet me Subhan Allah Subhana Allah the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam May Allah grant us his company and companionship in the era. There is one quality you need if you want to be with Mohammed salatu salam in the hereafter one major quality that you need that the Sahaba had, what was it? When you hear something declared by Allah and His messenger? You don't delay in obey, but then you will be in his company. Because the companions people say, I wish I was so happy. I say thank you or not, because if you were you might have been on the wrong side.
We might have been hypocrites. May Allah forgive us. When the messenger tells us something we think about it. I will think about that's what we do today. When we hear what is right and wrong. We think about it. We don't come and do it
A true believing male or female.
They know that when the messenger
When a man is missing, you have declared something they have no choice in that regard. They don't feel in their heart that we have a choice because Allah My beloved maker and my beloved messenger, they have told me to do something I will do it.
May Allah grant us steadfastness and strength, we move on to the next Surah Surah will have the opening of that surah is very, very vivid. It has a description of the date of kiama yet it is suited to hatch. When you go for Hajj, what do you see you see millions of people all in white cloth when you are buried, what color is the cloth that you are buried in Subhanallah preferably white. You have these pieces of cloth when you go for Hajj you are standing in Africa with two pieces of cloth as well. And what are you doing? You are asking Allah for one thing, which is forgiveness. Forgiveness, meaning gentlemen, the two are connected.
The Hadith says men have whoever makes Hajj and they have not committed immorality or vulgarity or anything evil and sinful during Hajj, Raja Akiyama de tomo, he will come back from Hawaii as clean as the day his mother gave birth to him. Subhana Allah.
But there is something amazing. Allah says on the Day of Judgment, when the Trumpet is blown, just prior to the day of judgment when the Trumpet is blown to detect the end of everything. Allah says, in essence, Allah to satisfy the that hour of the tremor is something massive. It is a big event.
Yo Madonna ha the day that you will see it, that hadoken.
Robot, the breastfeeding mum will forget that what she's doing, she will forsake the child. Why is that example given because the closest connection is between the mother and the suckling child at the moment of suckling, very close relation. If the mother is in distress, the child can feel that and the mother will never stand up and start running and forget about the child but Allah says on that day, that is what will happen why Allah says
what Delta Okuda t Hamlin,
anyone who is carrying a child in their wombs will suddenly deliver premature premature birth. That's what we call it. But in our last terms, there was a loud noise, the trumpet was blown, such a huge sound
that it initiated the contractions that resulted in the delivery of the child almost instantly. And the last part of that verse, Allah says, what are
the suka moussaka, the people will be running around Helter Skelter as though they are intoxicated, but they will not really be drunk.
imagined allies describing fast what's going to happen mela make it easy for us
logins there by saying what?
Indeed the punishment of Allah is very, very severe. As much as we talk about the mercy of Allah, Allah reminds us you know what?
The punishment is a reality. And Allah says, Be careful of that day. Be careful of that day. That's why Allah says do not be from among those who only worship asked when times are good and forgets us when times are bad. A verse we read tonight wamena nassima boo la sua. Allah says from among the people, there are some people who worship Allah on edge, what is the meaning of on edge? for him?
when good happens when things are small, they are, they are cool, they are okay with it. They are fine. They are good people they are close to Allah when something bad happens when things don't go their way they turn away from Allah Minh, we are supposed to become closer to Allah when we have problems.
And inshallah I hope that is happening to every one of us.
When something goes wrong, we should come to the masjid.
Not to say that when it was right, we didn't come but when it is wrong, we improve on the bad that we had.
We were not so regular we became more regular. Why? Allah put the problem in my life. No one can solve it besides Allah, let me go to Allah that's a mercy of Allah. It's a gift of Allah for you so can Allah so Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't be from among those. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who worship him on edge.
And this is why my brothers my sisters
The true believers are described those who are of good fortune. They are the ones who are the winners who are the you want to be a winner. There is a verse that will hatch that explains to you who the winners are. And Latina neither do Kira la mochila, bonobo those whom whenever Allah is mentioned,
their hearts tremble, they become suffered. You hear a good lecture, calling you to Allah Quran, Sunnah, your heart is trembling, your heart is softened, you feel good, you feel motivated to do good. When you hear the words of Allah, the verses of Allah recited, your hair stands, you get goosebumps, that's a very, very good sign. It's a sign that you are more meaning when Allah verses are read in front of you and it does something inside your heart. It is a sign that there is hope May Allah God does that hope. It is a sign. We are here in the masjid in the house of Allah for what to listen to the word of Allah. If I was here talking about football we would go away. But mind you,
I don't know some of the youngsters might want to know about football.
But we are not here for that. It's a totally different platform. It is something that we are not going to discuss in depth never. But what we want to do we want to get close to Allah all of us there is hope we are good people shake man is bad. Remember this. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those whom when Allah is mentioned something happens to their hearts. Very good sign. One tick off inshallah Malhotra that to us. Wasabi Nana saw the second quality those who have patience regarding what Allah has inflicted them with.
When a lot shows that a loved one had to go You did not question a lot you said in
our conclusion, we actually masama when Allah took something away from you, you did not question Allah but rather you surrendered to the decree of Allah Subhana Allah subhanho wa Taala the third quality those who establish their Salah under all circumstances, no matter what your five prayer you don't lose it five Subhan Allah you never miss the prayer no matter what. Come rain, come sunshine.
Allah says, Look, I'm taking them off the first quality Your heart is suffering with the remembrance of Allah the second quality you bet patience upon the calamities that Allah places in your life, the third quality you fulfill your Salah, the final quality, those who spend from what Allah gave them in a good course.
fee boo, those who spend what Allah gave them, you have wealth, you have goodness, Allah is watching you have one of two options. You can either use it correctly or you can amass it and use it in the wrong way.
What benefit is your wealth when you have just made it into millions and billions? I watched a few days ago a short clip on a very very wealthy man a billionaire who passed away leaving behind billions. What happened to his money? I would have rather he spent it in his life than to have left it behind. No one's going to do anything with it. It might go here go there. If it goes into charity after you die, they to keep not you You didn't give it I rather give it while I'm alive. I'm okay. I do deeds. Many of us make one big mistake. After you die. They start drilling balls on your name. They start building machines on your name. Do it while you're alive My brothers and sisters. Yes, it
is okay to give out a SATA. But why are we trained to only do it for deaf people do it for yourself while you're alive. So can Allah Allah make it easy for us, give or take out from your pocket no matter what give to a charitable cause. You know what Allah will do for you. He will give you what you are looking for.
Other people are looking for food and drink. They are looking for shelter and clothing. They are looking to fulfill their necessities. If you made something easy for them, I swear by Allah, He will make things easy for you in whatever way you wish, just a matter of time. So these are four qualities that are mentioned here. And I want to end by making mention of the last few verses some of us might have heard the term being read in the last few verses of this surah beautiful Surah Surah Al Hajj. Allah says yeah, yohannes are people I want to show you who is powerful here. Oh Allah.
You have revealed these verses grant us the ability to understand your greatness. Allah wants us to understand the greatness of his through an example of one of the smallest creatures of his
Oh people, not just the believers. Oh people, all of you. I check
You Allah says, there is an example that I've given, I want you to listen to it Allah says Mr. mula in alladhina una Mooney ly those whom you are calling out to besides Allah, you want to make to add to someone besides Allah, you want to make a better to someone besides Allah, Allah is telling you those whom you call out to besides Allah, they cannot create a fly, they cannot create a fly. That's number one.
They cannot create a fly, the one whom you call out to Him, whether it is a stick or a stone or a tree or whatever else, tell them or tell that thing to create a fly for you. It won't come Allah is telling you,
they will not create a fly. And then Allah says Hang on, not just them. If all of them gathered together, they all came together, they will still not create that fly, follow each demo. Even if they gathered to create one fly, they won't do it. And Allah says Hang on. Not only that was a slow Bahamas, Nova Scotia LA is
booming. Oh, Allah says, You know what, if a fly were to sit and to take something away from them, they will never, ever be able to get it back. Never ever, no.
SubhanAllah it is scientifically proven that when a fly sits on your sugar and takes away some of it, it's already changed and transformed. In a way there is no chance on earth that you're going to get that back from the fly.
Allah tells you
both are weak, this one and that one. What do you want to turn to Allah? Turn to Allah. Allah says to turn into everyone besides Allah, it's a bigger problem than your problem. Turn to Allah, my brothers and sisters, a beautiful evening of Ramadan.
I am humbled by being allowed by Allah to stand in front of you.
And to be speaking to you this evening, I ask Allah to grant me steadfastness. I ask Allah to open the doors of guidance for myself and to keep them that way. And for every one of us and all those who may hear this later. May Allah bless you all. May Allah grant us Jenna, no matter what we want to be together in gender gender is not a small place no gender is not like here where we are that we are struggling for parking Subhanallah you know someone might push you this way that way Subhanallah No, gender is so broad.
The broad broad agenda is broader than the earth and the heavens put together each one of us the worst from amongst us the hubby says his own agenda means a garden his own garden will be 10 times more than the whole earth and everything that he ever had for one person
us so when you make do ask me Jana and all these people all other people I don't get along with giving them gentlemen just today I was telling someone that you know even if the guy I really don't like is My Neighbor in general I don't mind for as long as I have been harassed whatever else whoever else is there by the way yeah you don't worry. We will have a good heart We will have a very good we will love each other during the dinner there is small jealousy small envy few few issues here and there. We don't get along we have disagreements will lie if Allah tells you I'm going to give you agenda but that guy you really don't like he's going to be your neighbor say oh no, I don't
mind. I just need to be Imagine if you say no what will happen okay. In that case, there is another place besides gender that we have also created by Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us O acordo tobyhanna was Allah subhana wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah,
Allah Allah hi lantana