Channel: Mufti Menk
Assalamu Aleikum people are asking me why don't you say Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim at the beginning of your talk you used to before Why don't you now, my brothers and sisters who said I don't, I do. But do you know the prophets of Allah seldom says anything of importance that does not start in the name of Allah will actually be void of success. You know for who are Akbar, it will be chopped off, it will be cut, there will be no prolonged benefit and so on. So he's encouraging us to say Bismillah In the name of Allah before we start anything important besides saying or doing, you know, you must ensure that you start in the name of Allah. So I either say Bismillah or I say Bismillah Ar
Rahman AR Rahim. Similarly, praise Allah sent blessings and salutations upon the messenger peace be upon him. Alhamdulillah all praises indeed, due to Allah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, blessings and salutations upon the Messenger of Allah May peace be upon him, while Allah Allah He and upon his family, his household, wasabi, he and his companions, all of them a domain. So yes, we start off with that I recall, many years ago, I used to have a very prolonged starting point, you know, and I used to go on for at least one minute, one and a half minutes. And then I say, Am I bad, you know, thereafter, and I start my speech. later on. I started shortening that a little bit based
on the concentration span that we study usually, and it's available online if you want to search the concentration span of people, be it students or just the public for a lecture and so on. It became it became less and less over time, perhaps the distractions of
gadgets and the fast life and whatever else it may be. So when I make short clips, I start off with Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Allah be Ramadan Buddha Muhammad Indira meanwhile Allah Allah He was Hobie edge main. What Avi Norman w OBS Sonic elomi de Okay, then I turn on my video. And then I say a Salaam Alaikum, my beloved brothers and sisters, I hope you're doing well. You get it. So it doesn't mean I didn't start with Bismillah In the name of Allah, all praising Allah or sending blessings and salutations upon them the most blessing of creation and so on. I started with that, but I didn't record it simply because many
people don't watch for longer than just a few minutes. And that's why sometimes I have a one minute message. Sometimes it's five minutes, sometimes four, sometimes six. If you notice I've made it shorter and shorter, sometimes 1013 and SubhanAllah. It is very, very important for us to realize that. Don't pick on people. It doesn't mean there is no Hadith that says you have to turn on your video and then say Bismillah I started before I turned on my video. I say Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Alhamdulillah when I've come in, and I'm doing the work, yes, if you do have the time, and it is a prolonged lecture and you are starting perhaps in the public, and so on. I don't think I've ever
just started off by saying Salaam Alaikum. Brothers and sisters hope you're all good and so on. I've always said Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah minimum minimum. You know, in the name of Allah, most Gracious, Most Merciful, most forgiving, most compassionate, etc, etc. All praise is due to a landlord of the world's blessings and salutations upon Muhammad peace be upon him, and his companions, his household and so on and so on. May Allah bless every one of you, that's what I always say. So let's not pick on others.
I want to tell you that there are a lot of scholars now who just say a Salaam Alaikum my brothers and sisters because they know the concentration span is becoming so less it's a few seconds. Now. You need to continue in throughout your speech, you need to make sure that you have the concentration of the vast majority of those you're aiming at. So I'm trying to aim at my beloved brothers and sisters, you guys who are watching this right now, if you've gotten to this point in the video, yeah, you can give us a little thumbs up at the bottom and say salam aleikum. Mashallah if you've gotten to this point of the video, give us a thumbs up I will be able to tell how long the
average person has listened to it but now you have analytics you have stats you have so many other things anyway, so please people I always start in the name of Allah don't pick on me or others benefit if you're benefiting if you're not benefiting salaam aleikum, make dua for us and at least say where la como salam to my greeting Come on guys. May Allah bless you all. That's the explanation I have akula kolyada was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.