Channel: Mufti Menk
Motivational Evening talk offering an alternative perspective on closed doors. The bright side of it.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa
hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.
We praise the Almighty Allah subhanho wa Taala. We send blessings and salutations upon all those who were sent from the very beginning all the way to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to remove us from darkness to show us the light to show us the path of goodness, and the path of contentment and happiness to save us from the path of destruction. And we asked the almighty to bless not only the blessed household and all the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but every one of us We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us every form of goodness and to alleviate the suffering of all those who are struggling across the globe, my brothers, my sisters, how many of you who have
attended a motivational evening before please put up your hand very high, not from among the volunteers, but from among the brothers and sisters? Mashallah Put your hands down? I asked you why have you come back? That's a question. Can anyone from the sisters get up and tell us why have you come back some of them this table here? The third table? Tell us why did you come back? Why are you participating in another motivational evening? Let us know a few words. One sentence maybe you don't have to get up just say loudly.
Okay, one another person.
Someone from here?
Who's from someone else?
for our kids, Mashallah. May Allah bless you bless all of us. Okay, so you're quite familiar with what will happen this evening? Are you?
Are you Mashallah, I am very, very happy to be here. And let me explain quickly, I will deliver a talk not so short. inshallah. I'll try and keep it interactive. But I noticed that you guys are not really so interactive in your nature, perhaps. So maybe I'll have a little bit of mercy on myself and yourselves by not asking you so many questions. But the reality is, after this talk, we will have a meal thereafter, inshallah, I will try my best to meet every single person and give you a copy of both of the motivational moments that we have, by the will of Allah Subhana, Montana. So the topic I've chosen to talk about today is closed doors, closed doors, what do they stand for? when
things happen to crumble in front of your eyes? Everything is just not happening. How many of us have had doors? Close, put up your hands.
Something you wanted? Didn't happen. A job that perhaps you had you lost it something that you were really searching for? And you couldn't find it?
How many of us
that's all of us. Almost Put your hands down here. If it's all of us, and surely the Almighty Who made us has it within the divine plan to close doors. So we learn from the very beginning that Allah is a full Rahim. Man, what do which means part of the qualities he is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, the most beneficence, the most kind, the most compassionate, the most, you know, of forgiving, and so on. So why would he close our doors? Do you know when you're young, and you want to do something and your mum or your dad knows that this is not good for you? You're too close to the swimming pool. What happens? Hey, come back. And you really like no, if you're so small, you
start crying when you're eating those sweets and chocolates enjoying them and they know that there is a limit beyond which it will affect your health your throat, perhaps it might, you know, do something to you that's negative, so they take away the sweets. sweets are lovely, right? chocolates are even more beautiful, right?
Everyone likes these things, but it's unhealthy for you. So what does your mom do? out of love? She takes it away. But you start crying and you cry so much. It's such a big tantrum like the world came to an end. Haven't you seen little kids? Some of us who do have kids, if you've witnessed kids, you will notice they start yelling at the top of their voices when you are doing something for them. That is very, very beneficial for them. For example, if a child is playing with a knife, you know, what are you going to do? You're going to take the knife away and what does the child do?
Have you heard that? The child starts crying thinking that you know what, what do you do? Why did you take this knife away, I was enjoying myself. But if you didn't do that, whether the child cried or not, was actually irrelevant, if you didn't do that the child would have been affected negatively, and possibly very great damage would have happened. Agree. So when you take away things from your child out of love, that that child really, really loves and really wants? Is it because of your mercy? Or because you don't like the child? Can you tell me?
Come on guys are not gonna eat.
It's the mercy, absolutely the mercy of Allah, sorry, the mercy of the individual we're talking about. So therefore, in my life, when Allah I believe firmly that he's the most compassionate, trust me when he blocks something and stops it. It is even more merciful at the mercy of a mother who has taken a knife away from the child. And as a result, the child cries when we're adults, and we have faith in the Almighty, we will not cry when things have not happened the way we want, because we know they have happened squarely the way the almighty wanted to follow. That's faith. That's why the almighty closes goals. I give you another example. You desperately want a job. And you are trying
you apply for 123. They call you for an interview. They said no, they call you for an interview. They said no. Third time interview, they said no, what do you say? Usually people will start saying, I think someone's blocked my path, I need to go to a chef, or I need to go to someone to do Rukia because I think my doors of sustenance are actually closed. And the Almighty says Don't you dare lose faith, I did it as a mercy for you.
Because I know, the job that you're going to apply for will be better than the nine that you have blocked from.
But we're too young, we don't know the future when your mom took away the knife. So Allah, she didn't know the future, but she knew what was happening there and then right. But when Allah takes away something or block something, he absolutely knows the future. I give you one example. And this is a very common example. We desperately want to get married to someone and guess what, the door doesn't open just doesn't. Something stops it. And you know what? It's a heart ache and we suffered. And we struggled. I promise you if you've tried your best, and you've had faith in the Almighty, believe firmly that that wasn't for you.
I have been in the same boat. While
I've been in the same boat, and I'm not going to deny us. We've wanted things we didn't get and hindsight, you start acknowledging, perhaps definitely, indeed, the Almighty knows something we didn't know. Don't know, maybe won't know. But one day when we meet him, we may ask him if we still recall that, you know, you blocked this door. I really wanted to tell me if I had gotten married to this person. Show me a video of what my life would have been like.
Can you do that for you?
Would the almighty do that for you? If you asked him in general?
Yes, he would. He definitely would. If you asked him in general, for anything he would. If you remember that in general, because the thing is, would we or wouldn't we remember this in general?
I don't want to say yes or no, but I doubt it highly. You know, we will be we will be in sub Jelena, by the way is paradise. So when we get to paradise, we may not remember many things. I've given an example, in this poll, during a motivational evening and even during other speeches of mine, about the womb.
You and I know that exactly. Six months prior to our birth, maybe four months prior to birth, let's say three months prior to birth. We were definitely in the wombs of our mothers. I knew that I was I know that now. But can any one of us remember what we enjoyed?
In that womb? Not so if you were to communicate with a twin of yours if you were to win at home, and you were to say gosh when loving it here man, would you ever believe that there was life outside the home? The answer is no you wouldn't. You would never believe it. to you that was your world. Everything happened and you were wondering why the fluid that's coming into you was so tasty, but that was your mom eating perhaps a bar one by mistake, right?
I see you guys don't like bar ones. Make it a mouse bar. Make it a Snickers Okay, maybe you don't like that right?
Any making one of my favorites have played?
More interesting, right? Yeah. And you didn't know. And for you, wow, I love this. It's so enjoyable. It's tasty. What am I must have happened. But to be honest, as you grow older and bigger in there, you wouldn't have believed that just a membrane away is a whole real world such that when I get into it, I will never ever remember where I am right now. But there was life already. The soul is blown at 120 days according to the teachings of Islam, right. So when the fetus gets to 120 days, the soul is blown. life begins in almost its entirety, the only thing left is birth and breathing, right. But prior to 120 days, according to what we're taught as Muslims, the heart is pumping,
definitely. But it doesn't depict the life of an individual, in the sense of a soul being blown in it, just like medicine says that this person is brain dead. When they're brain dead. What does that mean? The heart is pumping, they say, but this person is as good as they're gone. They'll even take the heart out to transplant in some way. Or they'll take something else out to transplant it somewhere. I'm not going to speak about those rulings, because that's not our topic, but brain dead, the heart is pumping, the heart of an individual will keep pumping, even if you've taken it out of that body. And you've given it to someone else and transplanted into another body for powering that
body. Perhaps for another 20 years. It was just taken from a person who was brain dead. Is that hard to predict the life of the individual from whom it was taken away from? No, you see what I mean? So we believe that life has definitely a heartbeat to it. But on top of the heartbeat, there has to be a soul. If the heartbeat is gone, the soul is gone. And if the soul is gone, not necessarily as the heartbeat stops.
So Pamela, did you understand what I just said?
Just like when a little you know, a few weeks, the heart starts pumping? A few maybe five, six, I don't know perhaps we might have a few who are specialized in that year.
Five to six weeks, so I'm right, Mashallah. The heart starts pumping. By the way, I'm a father of 10 kids.
And I delivered my last child when
I became an honorary gynecologist.
My brothers and sisters, I tell you something.
I just realized what I said.
But it's affected me. So my brothers and sisters, to be honest, that heart beats at 220 days, when the soul was blown, it's complete, you have life, you know what's going on you, you actually start reacting to sounds into various other factors of your surroundings, right.
That's why we say education begins prior to birth, what the mother listens to affects the child, you want to listen to something beautiful, soothing, you know, it will help the child you want to listen to something or there is yelling and screaming and shouting, you know, I don't want the child to be born.
First thing you know, we Allah forgive us, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding. But the point I'm raising is you know that you were in the womb, but you don't remember a thing. And you would have dreamt you would not have dreamed at a membrane away is a life that nobody can describe right now. In the same way.
When you go into the Hereafter, it's just a membrane away, a membrane away, you know, birth takes the labor, the labor, they call it the labor, right? It takes, or it differs from person to person, may Allah make it easy for everyone to see me.
Sometimes it's a few hours, sometimes it's more than just a few hours, sometimes it's a few days, sometimes it's a few minutes, right? Just like that they have something known as Sakura, the parents of death. When you're leaving, your soul is removed. Sometimes it takes a few days, sometimes a few hours, sometimes a few minutes, and sometimes a split second, and you're gone. So Pamela, if you hear what I just said, so And in the same way that you went from one life to another life in the womb, to live in this world in a way that you can't, you cannot remember anything that happened in this particular meeting in the womb in the previous sort of stage. You will only remember certain
things in the next stage. Whatever the almighty wants you to remember, you will remember otherwise, a lot of it it's going to become so irrelevant because Allah says you know, when you get to the Hereafter, it's actually something amazing. It's you cannot describe it to the human brain that exists on earth right?
No, except by way of example from a distance. So the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says fee ha, Ma, la, la,
la La, La La La configuration, you go to Paradise in it, they will be that which no eye has ever seen that which no ears have ever heard that which has never crossed the mind of a person. You know, in the Arabic They Say what? Allah Allah, it didn't even cross the heart of a person what was in your heart. So I'm waiting to get there to Panama. But when I get there, I can ask the almighty you know, what, if I remember at that stage four, my cast?
I could. But you're not going to remember your cast. So don't fight with me. Right now. Let's get there and see. So have a look. And I won't be able to tell you See, I told you you're not going to remember your cast, because that itself is remembering the cast. Okay? You follow what I'm saying? It's gonna be amazing. If I tell you, what did you like in the womb of your mother? You're gonna say, yeah, some might. Some might say, I don't remember. Nobody's gonna say yummy. I remember. You know, may Allah grant us an understanding my brothers, my sisters, the Almighty is full of love. Sometimes things happen in a way that we don't realize.
According to us what's right now as human beings, what's the worst thing that could happen?
Can someone say,
take a look at what's happening across the globe, to not only the Muslims, but a lot of Muslims, right? They're dying.
There is violence that is killing, there is bombing, we're not happy, there is torture, there is oppression, we're not happy. We're praying day and night that the stops, we would love to be vehicles of promoting peace. And we'd like to see people get along with that diversity with their differences of opinion. We'd like to see them care for each other with the differences in faith in inclination with their differences in belief, we'd love to see them get along. as educated as we're becoming, we're becoming less tolerant of one another, which is part of the problem. We want to impose our own understanding of culture and whatever idea of living we have on another whether it is
from the west to the east, or the east to the west. And that is part of the problem. So the West is not innocent, nor is the east, it's mankind who's guilty of wanting to impose his own understanding upon the rest of the globe, and that's causing the issue. We're not living or letting live.
May Allah grant us an understanding of what I've said just now is very strong,
very strong. My brothers and sisters, if I were to tell you, what's the worst thing that could happen to your mom, or your dad or your child, you're going to tell me if they die. It's the worst thing that could happen. But I want to tell you something. I want to tell you something. Yes. from a human perspective, we are meant to save lives. We love those who are obviously saving lives. And we should be contributing towards saving lives and not just saving lives, but improving the quality of the lives of others. That's part of our job. But my brothers, my sisters, I can tell you that if you want to paradise, and just by show of hands, who wants paradise ultimately, please put your hands
May Allah grant us all paradise? May we be united in sha Allah in paradise follow us. And not just us. But everyone? Paradise is so broad. It doesn't just put 200 people
it will fit billions and trillions and quadrillions in trillions and trillions and knowledge aliens and decisions. You might be wondering how I know all these figures. Because I'm a Zimbabwean.
You know our currency, actually, when so far,
We learned what a decision is. How many zeros does it decision and who knows?
You don't right? Well, that's the Zimbabwean money that we used to have. Okay. And your homework is to find out but I can tell you, you can cheat. You don't have to do the homework because it's irrelevant. Okay.
My brothers and sisters, I tell you what, you want to go to Paradise and so do I to get there something you don't like needs to happen.
What is it?
You need to die?
No one wants to die. But we all want to go to Paradise. Where is paradise on this side on the other side? Where is it?
Please Where is it?
Some of you are just so quiet like is he from the car wait for the sacrum Munch because that's gonna be
I won't speak so long. It's fine. But it's on the other side. The parent
I don't want this right on the other side. So I promise you, I promise you, my brothers, my sisters, something we look at as negative, the Almighty says, I won't allow you to have a say in when it's gonna be and how it's going to be. Because I know on the other side, I'm going to give you something way beyond your liking. And I have to give it to you when I know it's right for you. And therefore, I'm going to do certain things in your life that you may not understand. If you have faith and conviction, when you count the other side, you're going to see what exactly is in store for you. Hence, guess what happens?
You die suddenly.
But in frustration,
was that a good day or a bad day?
It was a very good, a very good day. Right? You die. For example, while doing a good deed? You just finished your camera, just before you cut your head collapse attack. Was that a good day or a bad day?
Amazing. Someone says, Wow, I see. But if I were to tell you this go for the trip. He will say I'm not going right. Well, some people say I'll go. But when you get to the end, it's like saying jump off the cliff and you're looking down. You know, on the seas, by the way, I did do the jump. Right. You know, we jump I'm talking about right.
Do you know?
The bungee jump?
Yeah, it's not so easy, because I remember the guy says, Okay, 4321. And I was standing in my arms, you know, and I just looked at him. He just told you to go. Okay, let's try again. Okay, so it didn't happen to me. He didn't just jump first time because I started thinking, Oh, my
gosh, you know, then the second time I started thinking my problems, and I was already gone.
disease that was way back. Okay. But my brothers and sisters, we all might it might take someone we love so desperately away from us in a way that we don't like sometimes, you know, I saw recently. And I always see, you can actually think of different types of death that people have faced with our loved ones. One of my good friends was murdered not too long ago for nothing.
He was shocked at in South Africa. Now, like give him gender, make it easy for his widow and his orphans, and make it easy for his family. And not just him. But all those who have passed away. Now make it easy for their families and grant them paradise. My brothers and sisters. People wonder why he goes away this way here. Why did he leave in this way is the almighty not merciful enough? Trust me, it was the mercy of Allah that allowed that to happen. I've seen children pass away in war zones, and people start saying if the almighty was merciful, he would have saved them guess what, he may have just saved them as much as it's our duty to save the life within this world, the Almighty
did not want them to go beyond a certain point of suffering. And that's why death is looked at by Muslims as a mercy because you will like it says I love you so much. I will not allow you to taste pain beyond a certain threshold. If it gets to the threshold. I'll just take you away.
Did you hear what I just said?
If someone starts hurting you, and really, if someone talks, right, they can only block your breath for a very short time beyond which you die. Why did you die because the almighty loves you more than the pain that you were about to enjoy.
They weren't allowed
to inflict pain upon you. beyond a certain point Almighty says I'm going to take you away. That's why as Muslims when someone dies, we say they've gone into the mercy of the Almighty Have you heard that? Right. So my brothers and sisters, it is our duty, don't get me wrong to save lives. But when something has happened beyond your control, you need to realize that there is a purpose for it. There is a reason for it. I may not know I really don't know when we all mighty close your door when you when you lost a job when you were sick and the doctors did not know what was wrong one after the other. Third, you need to do whatever is in your capacity to help yourself and at the same time rely
on the Almighty. If you've done those two, you've developed your relationship with the Almighty and done whatever was within your capacity to actually try to benefit the situation or come out of a negative situation. You've done your duty the rest the Almighty will take care of
I was saying we've seen little children dying. Can I tell you what a lot of didn't want them to taste greater pain than what they did. And at the same time a lot wanted to have mercy on their parents, perhaps by saying you know what, if
Do bear patience, because this was my decree. And I know perhaps it's going to be difficult upon you to actually stomach it. But if you stomach it and you understand my divine power and decree, I will actually unite you in Paradise, forgive your sins and grant you paradise without recommend simply because you were patient in
Allah says in the Quran, that those who bear patients, we grant them a reward without limits, no limit to it. It's a beautiful, powerful, great reward. Why you are patient patience is something that is very, very difficult to understand, based on the difficulty that you have faced. People may never know what you're going through. If you've lost a loved one, you've lost a son or a child, you've lost a spouse, nobody can explain. Nobody can explain to you what you're feeling. You're the only one who knows what you're feeling, no matter what you say. They won't understand no matter what they say, you know that they don't know what you're going through, because it needs someone to have
gone through it. Yesterday, I spoke to a brother this morning, I spoke to a brother, a relative of mine, telling me that you know, my wife miscarried.
After five months, perhaps it might have been five to six months.
And he says, You know what?
I was involved in the burial of this child and so on. We named the child and I continue to now when I speak about it, I actually speak from an enlightened physician. Thank you. You're now enlightened, how many of us have lost loved ones put up your hands.
See, most of us from amongst you How many have lost children, their own children, put up your hands.
You are the VIPs here tonight, I tell you that nobody will ever be able to describe the pain that not only you went through, but you are going through and you will go through but the Almighty knows it and he says you know what? Just remember that I have in store for you something great. You've been separated for a short period of time beyond which you are definitely definitely going to be reunited. All I need from you to be patient and develop a good relationship with your own makeup. Whoever made you in the first place. We call him the worship one and we wish him alone. That's what we do.
Go to parents,
my brothers and sisters.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah to the calf, about doors that he instructed a person to close for others by giving that person some knowledge that was not given to another. He teaches us a lot. Who knows which story that is.
Say loud, please. You don't need to raise your hands.
Okay, guys, we have a Mufti in the crowd. Mashallah, Mashallah.
At the time of the Prophet Moses, may peace be upon him, there was a man known as Al Qaeda, I can tell you the story very briefly.
Allah subhanho wa Taala told Moses that we've given pockets of knowledge, more than yours to someone else. And he was curious to know who so the Almighty gave him a saying that if you do this, and you get to a certain point, you'll meet him. So ultimately, they met when he met this man, he told him Can I join you? Because you know, if I join you, I just want to get a taste of a little bit of the knowledge that your mind has given you. He says you cannot join me because you won't be able to bear patients regarding what I would do. He says no, I promise you I won't say well, I just want to come up join you and I just watch so Allah, Masha Allah.
So he said, okay, that condition, and you can join, he joined, when you join three things happened. And all three times the Prophet Moses May peace be upon him commented naturally, once they were walking, and suddenly this man kills a little boy. And what happened? That is brutal, right? How could you just do that? He said, I told you, you won't know. So just keep quiet.
And then the next time they're going past and they jump into a boat, and you know what he he makes a hole in this boat. And he says, Why did you make a hole but when they're giving us a lift from point A to point B to cross this water here, and you've just made a hole, he says, I told you don't ask
No, something you don't know. Oh, curiosity, right? The third time they went, and they were passing this little town and they needed to eat. And these people were quite nasty to them not hospitable at all. Nowhere near saffron kitchen. And guess what happened. There was a wall about to fall. And this guy decides he wants to take up the time to straighten the wall and use it sometimes is Wayne stating their wall for them? If you wanted, you would have gotten some of the food and whatever else we were asking them in layer of repairing the wall, he says, I told you, no. And now it's time. So we can separate ways. Let me explain to you he says to the Prophet Moses, may peace be upon him what
exactly happened. As for the child, the Almighty told me that if this child is given life, and he was never going to be given life because the life was taken away? That's the moral of it actually, if this child was going to be given life, didn't I tell you, you could have watched your video Did I say that? Listen to this, if this child was going to be given life, he would have been one of the worst children for his parents have means a burden for them such a big burden. And you know what they, they would have been in pain because of him and what he would do had he been given life. So as a mercy for him and as a mercy for them. And for them to be united in paradise sometime later, for
them to have goodness, we took him away. So he was no source of harm for anyone. He wasn't the source of any form of negativity. His parents loved him as he left. You know, it happens sometimes when you have boxers and sportsmen, right? when they're at their peak, we always whisper to them, you can quit now.
You know why? Come on, you're the king. You're right at the top, you're holding the World Cup suhaila you're holding the belt?
You didn't let others do it now, unless you want to hold it for a while, because you're not yet passed to a sell by date. Right? And what that is,
when do you pass your sell by date? Well, it depends what you're referring to. Okay, depends what it's all about. So my brothers and sisters, we tell them to quit at the point of their peak so that they don't have to witness a day when they lose, you can say I I hit the top, I lost the world champion, I quit.
You go down in history as a champion, if you knew that you were going to lose, would you ever want to engage in another match? No matter what it was, no matter what sport it was? The answer is no, you wouldn't. You would walk out gracious to say, No, I'm not going to go why you're no you're gonna lose. But there's no one who knows the future in this world, the Almighty knows it. So that's why the Almighty said, we took the life of the child away, because the child would have been a
big source of negativity, depression, whatever else it might have been for the parents. And the parents would bear patience. And as a result, they will also earn a reward. And they would live a life full of whatever goodness has come in their direction. That's what I mean, you wanted to marry someone and you couldn't, not because you didn't try you try. But the almighty closed the door and another and the third and the fourth, and you just couldn't, and suddenly they married or somewhere else and you were depressed, don't be depressed. It's the blessing of the Almighty may be through that union, you may have had children or grandchildren who may have been the source of something you
would never be able to bear. And because the almighty knew what would happen to generations later, he said I'd rather block it from now and you don't even know. But that was the love of my life. So Pamela, it was, it was I do know it does pain. We're only human. It hurts. It hurts a lot asked me
a lot. But your faith keeps you going. It keeps you smiling. And you know what, when a door is closed, if you are to cry over a closed door, you would miss the many open doors that are all around you. And you don't even though
I know people who lost jobs. Within weeks of losing the job, they made more money than their bosses. I know personally of a guy who told me I lost the job. I was depressed and within a short space of time. My company was bigger than the company I just left you behind you want to do.
But the day you left you cry, depressed, whatever else.
A lot of the people even from a material perspective, we're at the top of the globe today. the wealthiest they had closed doors such that they almost thought they were going to be bankrupt. But that was the almighty opening the door for you. It looked closed your mind he says Hang on. We've just bought
been a massive door. I've learned this, and I have faith and I'm inviting you
to draw on your own faith and conviction in the almighty to lead a life of contentment.
Have conviction that the Almighty has had mercy on you, they can deport you, they can do something they can falsely accuse you. Maybe the almighty wants you to meet someone in the prison. You are innocent. But you spent a few days there a few months there, whatever else there. It has happened. I saw a story of a guy released 36 years later. Did you see the story recently in the news, and he was innocent of the murder he was accused of. But new evidence came about 36 years later, that resulted in him being found innocent 36 years later, surely, the Almighty had a massive plan for this guy. He must have been an asset. I wish I had the time to study his life in the prison and see what he did.
transformation. The Almighty never gives up. Its man who gives up when you gave up the door close. But your mighty doors were always open. It's you gave up? Don't give up? Never. You don't give up.
Keep going. I love to call it the dodging cars. Have you ever played dodging cars? You know what it is? When I was a kid I used to love it. In fact, to be very honest, I still wouldn't mind jumping in. So
what happens as soon as you you bump somewhere else. As soon as it touches it reverses and goes elsewhere. That's what life is all about. You go door closes. Don't waste time. Just move another door until you get to the end. Wow. So how about you get right to the end? Oh, I made it back on 25 doors. Right? Soon as you can move, you don't bump and keep on going keep on going. Some of the guys who don't know the doctor cuz that's what they do the kids
and they keep they don't and you turn it on and just spin the steering. But they don't know that you just got to spin the steering a little bit. They move themselves, it's not going to help you know, the same thing happens in life. You need to know who you can try. Try opening and if not in your capacity. Don't train yourself. Don't things happen. You're not the first person whose doors were closed. I that's why I asked you by show of hands. All of us put up our hands, something's gone in our lives, not in a way that we wanted it to go.
it's beautiful. It's amazing.
My brothers and sisters,
people who are sick and Ill sometimes
they just don't get the right medication. Sometimes they do. And then they suffer another illness a little bit later. And the third one, what does the almighty have in that? I mean, why doesn't he just give me a beautiful life? Why doesn't you know why you're on earth to be tested. I always say that one of the simplistic explanations of the, of proof of the fact that we're on earth to be tested is and none of us have chosen to be here.
I didn't choose to come on earth to this earth. I didn't choose it. I didn't choose my race, my nationality. My a lot of things not even my name my name later on. Okay, my books had a bit of the same. And perhaps if I didn't like it later on, I could have changed it but I didn't have a say in where I would land. Okay, which hospital I was born in, or wherever else we were born. Some people patch on in hospitals at homes or clinics or wherever else, I think never say that proves you're here on admission. Someone put you here.
You didn't have to say
and so many other things, the color of your eyes, your nose, your ears, your capacity, your brains, whatever else, you know what someone gave it to you and to the right, whatever I've given you, I want you to use it to things you need to actually develop a relationship with your makeup, your makeup, that's it, whoever made you say oh, you made me. You know what I owe myself to you alone, I'm going to come back to and why you're on a lead your life in a way that all the capacities and faculties and organs and whatever else you have been bestowed with shall be used to its extends to achieve what we believe is beneficial for us in a permissible way. It is either my enfoque was
telling biLlahi while attaches the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says work hard towards achieving what you believe is beneficial for you. I need a job work hard towards
us the capacity your mind has given you to achieve it. You are not well go to the doctor. Go and do something about it. You want to get married, start meeting people. Get up and do something
Talk to this one that one, try things. Don't just sit and say, I believe in the Almighty, Allah. You know what he's predestined everything, if it's meant to be, it will come to me in my lungs.
What? In that case,
it was not meant to be because you were foolish. The Almighty says, we gave you the capacity, we gave you the technology, we gave you the ability, we facilitated so many things. If only you stepped out and spoke to two or three people, you're
I was going to say, knight in shining armor. But let's not say that.
Your Prince would be waiting for princess somehow, oh, Subhana. Allah, the Almighty has written for us things. But obviously he expects us to play our role is given that capacity to us. That's why the profitable products or services, used your capacity, use your brain, use whatever we gave you, and do your best. When he says what in the cache, it's the same Heidi, he says, If something happens to you, that was negative, not exactly as you wanted after you tried your best laptop, logon to Khan Academy.
This is Don't say that, if I did this, perhaps that would have happened. And if I you already did it, close your eyes and carry on. And now that it stopped, do something else. Don't blame yourself and don't go backward, go forward. We all make mistakes, we will make mistakes. We're human, we're prone to error. When you make mistakes, learn to apologize, learn to make amends and learn to progress. Learn to move forward, not backwards. When you keep on looking back and thinking when made a big mistake. I don't know the Almighty will forgive you. Number one, always there is no exception to it, always you will be forgiven. Some of you might say what if I've associated partners with the
Almighty, I promise you He will forgive that too. If you seek that forgiveness, the only time he won't forgive perhaps if a person dies without seeking forgiveness, it's up to him. It's his mercy. He can do what he wants, right? But the warnings are connected to after you've died. If you lead a life that was filled of negativity soon, etc. Then the Almighty says you know what you have yourself today.
Obviously, he's most merciful. He has said that if I want I will forgive you. Even then Subhanallah
but I tell you,
there is no point in going back and looking at a door that was closed and crying about it. Move Life is too short, too short.
To close yourself.
If I had the time to ask each one of you
I would definitely hear some amazing stories, amazing stories of motivation, how a closed door led to a bigger door being opened.
But you just need to open your eyes.
I've given you the example of a job the examples of your health, the example of marriage the example of life and death losing a loved one Subhanallah sometimes we will struggle we may have health matters health problems Allah knows they are patients even if ultimately you end up not making it okay you know some people are diagnosed sometimes cancer may Allah grant cure to all those who are struggling with any illness whatsoever say I mean
people are struggling and I go and I tell them sometimes look, inshallah you will be cured. You know, by the way, there is a very powerful cannabis treatment.
Here what I just said,
medicinal cannabis when needed is permissible in Islam, no doubt. But you look into it. We're not talking about social cannabis and smoking weed. No, that's all by the way, meaning that's something else. But we're talking of medicinal cannabis. It actually is something serious. It actually does have some powerful effects. Sometimes I've seen things happen. And that's why it's my duty to say because a lot of people the minute you say cannabis, there's a lot I mean, you're supposed to say stuff like even without cannabis right? 100 times a day. But to be very honest with you, it happens. You hear things and then you start finding things out. It could have helped you.
What's the probability what are the chances you either make it or you don't think those are the chances right? So if you make it a handler, Allah granted you kill and you are cured and you're excited. Guess what? Sometimes it might be a bigger Alhamdulilah we didn't make it because you get quicker to back to the almighty into a better place Who knows? So I tell people as much as we definitely want to cure because
Because that's our duty, don't get me wrong, Our duty is to save life to try to be cured even ourselves. But if ultimately we succumb to the sickness or the weakness that led the illness, to be too depressed, you come to a better place and you're going to a Lord, who is merciful, forgiving, kind, loving, the most compassionate. When he went to Panama, I didn't, I didn't really want to go so quick, but Allah took me.
I heard a brother say, when I asked a question once,
at what age would you guys like to go?
So people started saying, you know, 80 100 120 150, and I'm actually a comedy when you have to go. So I asked one of the uncles, why did you say 100? He said, I said, 100, because I want to see my children marry, and then have children and see my grandchildren grow up and get married. I said, trust me, uncle. If you see your grandchildren get married, you will want to see great grandchildren. Once you see them, you will want to see them marry as well. And when you've seen them, you're going to want to be the first guy who can actually easily see your great great grandchildren and them getting married, and it doesn't stop. So the Almighty says we're gonna have
mercy on you and take you away. 65 Whoo. That's very good, right.
But that's an age the most beloved went even earlier than that. 60 feet, Muhammad's awesome. And some of his companions.
It's not about when you die that's in the hands of the Almighty. It's about how you lead your life. That's what it is. How did you leave your contact person understand there is a greater power, I'm going to do my best I'm always going to smile. Now I want to end off by telling you you know what, developing a relationship with the Almighty is very, very closely connected to how you treat creatures, made by the same almighty.
If I love Allah, I love my maker.
To show that love to my maker, and to prove it, I need to make sure that I've proven that I love everything else about him and what he's made.
To see my point, we're all sitting here. Why do I love you so much? Can I tell you?
Because I'm trying to impress the one who made me
and he made you.
So what would what he would love is for me to show that I care for everything he made you follow what I'm saying?
So no matter who you are, and what you look like and where you come from, and what's your background, and how's your thinking, Hey, I care for you. You know why? Because I'm a creature of the same maker I'm trying to impress. That's my life. And you know what the dogs and the cats and the pigs are all the creatures of the Almighty. Even though I may not consume a pig.
You understand? Does it mean I need to be unkind to know before what I'm saying? The Heidi says equally can be inoculating
every animal and everything living that breeze, right?
If you were to take care of it in any way, there is a reward. So much so that there are other narrations that show us that the entire ecosystem that was made by the Almighty is not to be destroyed. No way you look after everything we're talking about global warming we're talking about whatever else they mean you should be concerned we should be concerned you know why? It's the creation of the Almighty don't spoil it contaminated don't mess it don't destroy it unnecessarily. Thank you Almighty for us wherever you need yes within the need and think about replenishing if you want to chop a tree because you need something plant another 10 so Pamela so by the time your
children come about they will have seen Oh Dad use the tree you know what is planted another 10?
May Allah Subhana Allah prophecies now lots of animal what Allah opened our doors a lot to show how long I spoke for
Say it again.
Yeah, 45 minutes because I can feel my toes starting to teach. I told the brother when I'm going to have crossed 45 minutes Put your hand up and I'm wondering why you didn't put your hand up but I guess
it must be 1000 talk of mine that's 45 minutes I can tell you that 45 minutes almost. Usually I use this same phone in front of me with a timer and I record audio of late I've got one of these stands that my daughter bought for me from China I think
and my phone and I put up my phone and I do my own because I don't have a big team of people can afford them but we have a phone I can afford that Mashallah. So inshallah for the rest of the people to benefit because remember something, yes, we're going to be having food we're going to be meeting each other and so on. But people say also why they charge well there is a charge because they
is a cost but whatever I've said is free for the whole world to hear. You just have to log on please don't tell me to give you my five that's not gonna happen you know I might be a scholar or I might be a person who's connected maybe to a small degree to knowledge perhaps but it's not my duty to buy your wife I just because you want to know what I said. The minimum you're going to have to pay for something come on man. But Allah subhanho wa Taala
maybe brought us back and blessings in everything that we do. Whatever you're going through in your life in your lives right now maybe Almighty be with you. Create ease for you. alleviate your suffering grant your cure help you in every way. And the same for entire humanity. I could only have a certain level of cinema and
I don't have enough memory to record you as well. Sometimes