Don’t Chase After The Latest Of Everything

#Materialism is taking over very fast. People really are following the latest of everything. we are drowning with that; cut it, that’s a sign of the anger of Allah .if that wealth came with the #arrogance of karun, it is a punishment and if it came with the obedience of Suleiman (as) it is actually the mercy of Allah. Be happy with what Allah has given you.

“Don’t rush behind that when you get too attached to something and it is coming between you and Allah and your heart is beginning to love it so much that it’s now getting between you and Allah , cut it. – #MuftiMenk

8 Golden Tips To Perform Ramadan Well! Never Miss | Mufti Menk

The Hadith of the prophet (Pbuh), where he spoke about the destruction upon a person who witnessed the month of Ramadan and did not achieve forgiveness. you achieve taqwa, you achieve God consciousness and you achieve forgiveness that’s Allah wants from you and I, SubanAllah.

Let’s say this from today, Let’s read a portion of the Quran, Let’s start thinking about how we’re going to dress, especially for those who found it difficult to be on the straight and narrow regarding your dress code. So if you want to make your dress code even more modest and there’s always room for improvement, start thinking and planning from now.

Now we also need to become conscious of our tongues that needs to start from before Ramadan, from now.

I occupy it with the Remembrance of Allah rather than with The Remembrance of shaitaan. What does it cost you to speak upright, to speak beautifully What does it cost you, to Abstain from a vulgar word What does it cost you, to express your disagreement in a respectful way? Even the scholars are beginning to be disrespectful when they express their disagreement. And that’s how you distinguish between the one who’s actually wise and the one who’s not.

A wise person doesn’t stoop so low, but a person who’s not wise would actually just come and vent their frustrations and say what they want and think about it later. Subhanallah, Let’s not do that. When you’ve hurt someone, you need their forgiveness before Allah forgives you. That’s something that we are taught by the Prophet (Pbuh).

Start cutting down on your food a little bit. Subhanallah, Think about the poor from now. learn to reach out to others with your tongue meaning, speak good words to others. Make them feel reassured. Give them hope and courage. Give them hope about forgiveness. Ramadan is definitely the month of forgiveness, hope and mercy. And we must ask Allah (swt) to free us from Hellfire.

start planning; Where will I make taraweeh? Which masjid will I go to? How much Quran am I going to read? How am I going to improve it? Am I going to, for example, join any lessons?

How are you going to solve your matters and your problems with those you have issues with? You need to forgive in order to attain forgiveness.

In Islam we’re encouraged to forgive. Never does it say forget about it. We can’t forget where human beings, we’ve been hurt. So I may not hold a grudge and I may have forgiven completely, but I don’t want to have anything to do with such people. Nothing is wrong with that statement.

If you cannot do a lot of good in Ramadan, at least don’t do bad. If you cannot do a lot of ebada and acts of worship, minimum is, don’t sin in Ramadan, and it’s not like we should be sinning outside Ramadan. But be more conscious of Ramadan with the gift of that, Allah will protect you from sin even outside Ramadan.

To Break The Habit of Repeatedly Falling Into The Same Sin | Ramadan short dua 3

The steps to break the habit of sin are sincere repentance by recognizing sins and should have a determination to change our habits.

اللَّهُمَّ حَبِّبْ إِلَيْنَا الْإِيمَانَ وَزَيِّنْهُ فِي قُلُوبِنَا وَكَرِهَ إِلَيْنَا الْكُفْرَ وَالْفُسُوقَ وَالْعِصْيَانَ وَاجْعَلْنَا مِنَ الرَّاشِدِينَ اللَّهُمَّ تَوَفَّنَا مُسْلِمِينَ وَأَحْيِنَا مُسْلِمِينَ وَأَلْحِقْنَا بِالصَّالِحِينَ

O Allah, make faith beloved to us and beautify it in our hearts, and make unbelief, wickedness, and disobedience hateful to us, and make us among the rightly-guided. O Allah, let us pass away as Muslims, live as Muslims, and let us be joined with the righteous.

Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 699

Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Albani

We should take the Prophet (SAW)’s advice and turn to Allah frequently, as he said “O people! Repent to God and ask forgiveness of Him, for indeed I repent a hundred times a day”. Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5948

 

Once we repent, we need to strive to never return to the sin we committed. We do this by instilling in our hearts fear from God’s punishment and longing for His rewards.

Our lesson is to pray to Allah (Swt)  and make sincere dua that He enable us to make sincere repentance and make our hearts firm upon His obedience.

This dua helps repel those feelings which we all are guilty of. Let’s learn and memorize it.

Know About Amazing Things During Ramdan & Set Three Goals For The Quran | Ustad Asim Khan

Every year, Allah (Swt) gives us a chance to earn His forgiveness, to purify our souls and to gain a position in the hereafter, that was before that impossible. That is the chance and the opportunity given to us in the month of Ramadan.

One of the duas the early Muslims used to read when they would sense Ramadan approaching, they would say, “Allahumma Ballighna Ramadan” which means  oh Allah! Deliver us to Ramadan.

Allow us to live to witness Ramadan, allow us to be living and breathing and able to reap the rewards that are offer in Ramadan.

The Prophet (Pbuh), he told us. He said, When the the month of Ramadan enters, then three things happen: Number one, the gates of Paradise are flung wide open, and number two, the gates of Hell fire are closed, and number three, the Devils are chained up.

It is as if the prophet (Pbuh) is saying that this is your chance to give up your bad habits And it makes sense because In Ramadan, you’re fasting and you’re thinking about Allah more often because every time you’re hungry, every time you’re thirsty, you remind yourself, Why am I doing this? Why am I suffering?

I’m suffering for the sake of Allah. And if I can say no to basic things like food and drink, I can say no to watch indecent things. I can say no to waste my time. I can say no to being rude to my parents. If I can control my hunger, I can control anything in my life. And that is a Ramadan becomes like a training program to nurture your soul and to make you more disciplined person.

Of all the things that Ramadan is known for, it should be known as the month of the Quran. That is the month in which the Prophet (Pbuh) received Revelation when he was inside the Cave of Hira and the angel Jibreel visited him, and revealed to him;

Read [O Muhammad!] in the name of your Lord who created. (96.1) the first five verses of the Quran that happened in the month of Ramadan. In fact, the night that that occurred is known as laylatul qadr.

The Prophet (pbuh), he said, The most beloved good deeds to Allah are the ones that are regular, even if they are small. So this Ramadan plan to run the marathon, not a race. Every day, set yourself goals that you know you can achieve and slowly build up to greater goals towards the end.

Because the Prophet (Pbuh) said, The good deeds are judged by the ending. So if you start great and your end poor, that’s not good. But if you start steady and slowly increase your stamina and your worship and you end big, in sha Allah, this is a sign that Allah has accepted all of your Ramadan.

Why Allah Does Not Forgive Five Types Of Person | Firm Your Faith Before Ramadan | Mufti Menk

Never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Always seek the forgiveness of Allah (Swt). But we have a major problem because we are taught that there are certain people Allah doesn’t forgive.

Allah (Swt) forgives all those besides certain people, who are those certain people? That Hadith is in Sunan ibn Majah (15th Shaban)

If you want to achieve the forgiveness of Allah save yourselves from the following:

Number one, mushirk – straight. That Hadith says, a person who associates partners with Allah in worship. Allah says, I won’t forgive that person. But we are talking of a person, who passes away, and he did not seek forgiveness or she did not seek forgiveness. Allah says, I can forgive everything. But shirk, I won’t forgive.

The second one is a person who holds in his heart grudge and hate and ill feeling and malice towards others. Clean your heart, my brothers and sisters; If you’re a Mumin and you want Paradise, clean your heart.

Clean your heart of hatred, enmity, malice, jealousy, etc, etc against anyone else. And the prophet (PBUH) confirmed that that was a quality of Jannah.

Another quality that is mentioned is a person who lengthens his clothing well below his ankles. It is depictive of pride. So the quality that Allah does not like is the quality of pride. Allah says, I don’t like the one who is proud and arrogant. The Quran says that, Allah doesn’t like those who are haughty and they belittle others.

 

The sign of pride is when a person rejects the truth and belittles others, you treat them like rubbish. Treat people with respect. Allah will forgive you.

Another type: a person who cuts relationships with their family for no reason or for worldly purposes because of money, because of wealth.

Don’t break relations unnecessarily. People ask, What about obedience to parents? Obedience to parents within that which is reasonable is a duty of Allah has placed on our shoulders. Allah subhanaw in the Quran has always told us to be kind to your parents, even if you disagree.

You choose a respectful means and a respectful way of disagreeing because you are never allowed to be unkind to your parents, even when you disagree with them. And even if they are unkind, be kind, disagree politely.

Another type: a person who is addicted to intoxicants of any nature and they don’t even have a plan to actually quit it or to seek the forgiveness of Allah.

Remember one thing, when you are doing something wrong, habitually, as a mumin / believer, at least feel in your heart, what I’m doing is wrong. wallahi, that feeling will save you.

So Allah says when you feel bad with your sins, it’s a sign that you’re a believer, why would I feel bad? Because I love Allah. I have a weakness. But I love Allah. I want Him to forgive me, strengthen me.

If Allah has accepted you, how do you know that’s the last question? How you know? Your life changes.

How do I know my hajj was accepted?  I will know it when if I come back and things have changed in my life positively.

When you fast in Ramadan your life changes. You are forgiven and all the sins are wiped out. How do I know that Ramadan was accepted? When Ramadan exits and you know, your life has changed.

When you seek forgiveness of Allah, How do you know Allah has forgiven you? When you quit a few of these things in your life changes somehow.

Make This Dua To Praise Allah Despite Bad Happens | Ramadan Short Dua 2

From the hadith of Abu Hurayrah in the two authentic books, it is narrated that the prophet Muhammed (SAW) said, “From my nation a group of seventy thousand [people will] enter paradise whose faces [will] illuminate [like the] illumination of the full moon. (n the hadith narrated in Bukhari )

 

One of the category is “and they used to put their trust [only] in their Lord.”

In a state of pain or sad, we are also advised to say alhamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal (All praise and thanks are only for Allah in all circumstances)..

May Allah ta’ala grant ease to those in hardship and allow us to see and be grateful for all of His favours upon us despite whatever difficulties we might be going through, ameen.

So lean and memorise this dua

Dua  To praise Allah When Something Bad Happens

A Frequently Asked Question After Making Dua! Cool Reminders | Mufti Menk

Some people are drifting away from Allah subhanaw Taala and Allah did not answer my Dua. But Prophet (Pbuh) explains to us, every one of you will be responded to and is responded to for as long as you don’t make haste.

We know that Allah is the most merciful. We know that He is the most kind. Al-Ghafoor, Al-Ghaffer means one who constantly forgives not one time, many times. Every time you do wrong He forgives you. That is Al-Gaffer. Then Allah (swt) is Al-wadud / the most loving. Allah (Swt) is Ar-Rahim/ the most merciful. Ar-Raman also the most merciful, different type of mercy.

Don’t ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Shaitan’s plot is to make you lose your link with Allah by making you lose hope in the mercy of Allah.

Don’t ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah. So that means if you lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you are going against the command of Allah. If you lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you are committing a major sin against Allah. The idea is never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah, no matter where Shaitan took you. Come back, no matter where he took you. Allah will forgive and Allah forgives and will forgive your sins, all of them. Indeed, He is the one who is al-ghafoor/ the most forgiving, Ar-Rahim. Surely we need to go and meet Him.

Allah says Utter This Dua For Your Parents | Ramadan Short Dua 1

40 years of age is a very important milestone in the life of a man (woman). Keeping in mind the average lifespan of sixty-seventy years, one who reaches 40 years of age completes about two-thirds of his (her) average lifespan; thereby meaning that he (she) enters into the last third of his (her) life.

 

 

Allah has emphasized this stage of human life very clearly in Qur’an. Please go through Aayah No. 15, Surah Al-Ahqaf, Chapter No. 46, Holy Qur’an.

We have enjoined man to treat his parents with kindness. With much trouble his mother bore him, and much pain did she give him birth. His bearing and his weaning took thirty months. When he reaches the age of full strength and becomes forty years old, he says: “My Rabb! Grant me the grace that I may thank you for the favors which You have bestowed on me and on my parents, and that I may do good deeds that will please You, and grant me good children. Surely I turn to You in repentance and surely I am of those who are Muslims.”

Must Do That Immediately Before Ramadan To Reap Maximum Reward

Although we are short distance away from Ramadan, there’s no guarantee we’re going to make. Life itself is very fragile.

The Prophet (pbuh) says, Keep these two behind. Don’t forgive them, Make them wait until they reconcile, They fix the problems between themselves and the prophet (Pbuh) repeated it three times.

The end of the relationship that is between us and our family members, the wombs that connect us and we cut those ties because of what? wealth than anything else in this world that was their life.

So the Prophet (Pbuh), he says, Two slaves of Allah, They come,Yawm al-Qiyamah, and they are on their knees in front of Allah, the Majesty, the Lord of all honor And might, Then the prophet (Pbuh), he continues, and he says, That one slave, he says To Allah Oh my Lord| take for me, my right from my brother. the right he took from me in Dunya,  take it for me this day; judgment.

So then Allah tells the slave, and He says, What are you gonna do with your brother, Since there’s no good deeds left for your brother, what are you gonna do with him? So this slave, he says to Allah, Let him carry my sins then. So then after the slave says, this, Allah says to him, Raise your eyes, Have a look up there. Look in Paradise. Look in the gardens. So the slave he looks, and he says, I see palaces of gold.

And he’s astonished at the beauty, the richness, the wealth that he sees by any human being would be. So he says to Allah, Who do they belong to? And then Allah says to him, They belong to the one who’s given the price, who’s paid the price for them. So the slave asks, What’s the price for these? Allah says to him, A price that you own. You have this price to purchase these cities and palaces that you can see. He says, What is it?

Allah says to him By forgiving your brother, by forgiving your brother, you will own all of these.

Then the Prophet (Pbuh) finishes the Hadith by saying, he says, Fear Allah, And this is the moral; fear Allah and fix the problems between you.

The Prophet (Pbuh)  says to the Companions, Shall I not tell you of that which is greater in status than extra prayer, extra fasting and extra sadaqah. What did the prophet (PBUH) say?

He said, fix the problems between yourselves; The prophet (PBUH) says that these problems that destroys the religion.

Because of these problems, you don’t care what Allah said, what His Messenger (PBUH) said, what the guidance is. You just want what you want. You want to fulfill your desire, take your vengeances. Take whatever it is you possibly can, and you cause so much harm. That’s what the prophet (PBUH) meant that it destroys the Deen. It destroys your Deen and can destroy the other person’s deen, ruin families, And this is such an enormity in the sight of Allah.

All of us have issues with people. Are we going to allow Ramadan to come And these issues still remain amongst us, Is it not time for us to let these things go? But you know why there’s so much rewarding it?

Because when you try to let these things go, what stops you? Your pride, your ego, you have to lose out on a bit of wealth maybe. you have to eat a bit of humble pie sometimes, it’s very hard on nafs/ the soul, the inner self doesn’t want to lower itself.

But Allah is saying, lower yourself for the sake of Allah, and as the prophet (PBUH) said, whoever humbles themselves for the sake of Allah, Allah raises them. This is why there’s so much rewarding it.

Which Type Of The Soul Will Suffer For Debt In The Grave! An Alarming Hadith-Ustad Asim Khan

In the Sunan of Imam at-Tirmidhi wherein the Prophet (Pbuh) said, is that the soul of the believer after he’s died inside the grave is being held back, tied to the debt that was outstanding, that he had to pay off somebody else until somebody pays it off on his behalf.

It means that the soul itself will be suspended in limbo where the person will not know; Am I going to be punished? Am I going to be rewarded? Am I going to the hell fire? Am I going to Paradise? And that state of uncertainty is enough to become a source of torture for that person.

And that is why the prophet (Pbuh) said, until somebody then settles that for you.

This hadith first to teaching us that, look, don’t borrow money that you know you can’t pay off. live within your means and don’t let greed get the better of you. Because debt is going to follow you into the grave and you’re going to suffer as a consequence.

So don’t spend what you don’t have and live within your means, then don’t borrow if you really in really don’t need to borrow that money.

Before you split the inheritance, you must pay off your mum’s or your dad’s debt.

Either one of Two Things Lead To Paradise Without Hisab! Amazing Lecture | Mufti Menk

Every one of us wants  JANNATUL FIRDAU. We want to enter paradise, and we wanted to be easy. So Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has told us of several categories of people who will enter Jannah without Reckoning.

 

So there is a Hadith wherein the prophet (Pbuh) said that on the day of judgment before the Reckoning, a caller will call and he will say, the people today are going to know who is of Honor, who is generous, who is truly generous, and here it’s referring to the generosity of Allah (swt) in forgiving people. Then when he will call, The same caller will call, and he will say where are those who used to praise Allah upon all conditions: be it difficult or easy.

The Hadith says they will stand up and they will be few in number, not so many, and they will be told to enter Jannah without Reckoning, no Reckoning for you. Before We start taking Reckoning you used to thank Us upon all conditions. As a result, We are giving you entry into Jannah, no Reckoning, subhanallah.

Thank Allah upon all conditions. So if goodness comes to you, thank Allah. If something bad happens to you, thank Allah. There is another Hadith, the prophet (Pbuh), It is reported that he used to say,

Wa zid-nee ‘ilman al hamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal wa a’oothu billahi min haal ahlin naar

Wa zid-nee ‘ilman al hamdulillah ‘ala kulli haal wa a’oothu billahi min haal ahlin naar
“And increase me in knowledge. All praise is for Allaah in all circumstances
and I seek refuge with Allaah from the condition of the people of Hell.”

 

The reason is they understood that everything comes from Allah, and it’s in Allah’s control, the minute you understand that and live by it, you worshipped Allah upon the highest degree.

There’s a second category; where are those who used to at night forsake their beddings worshipping Allah, calling out to Him when everyone else was asleep, and they used to call out to Allah with a sense of hope and the sense of fear?

So the last part of the Hadith says those who used to forsake their beddings they will stand up as well. And they will also be few in number and they will be told enter Jannah before we start Reckoning with everyone else.