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

What Islam Says About Uncovering The Ankles And Above, Tattoos, Piercing Body! Ustad Asim Khan And Mufti Menk

Question; I would like to ask you on the ruling on covering the feet. I’m aware that women must cover, must cover from the ankle and above but I’m not sure about the covering of the ankle and below in front of non -Mahrams.

So is it permissible to leave what is below the ankle uncovered?

When Allah gave me the body it’s only to use for a few years that I’m on Earth after that it will decompose into the soil in the case of the vast majority.

Once we understand and realize that the body is entrusted To Us by the Supreme deity who it belongs to and we wants it back. We will then realize that we’re not allowed to do with it Whatever we want to do, but we will only be allowed to do what He allows us to do, what He has permitted.

But let’s look at the issue of tattoos.

We as Believers look at it by saying who gave me the right to make a permanent change to

This body of mine that the almighty has entrusted me with. So we should not be doing permanent tattoos.

The Young and the old don’t do permanent tattoos in a rush. I did a tattoo and now I don’t Know what to do;

The Prophet (ﷺ) Came With 4 Missions | Powerful Lessons | Shaykh Hasan Ali

The prophet (saw) had four things to give to the companions to transform their lives from the ignorance to the enlightened life in the Surah Al-Jumu’ah [62:2] of the Quran.

The Quran itself is the biggest source of knowledge; it’s not enough just to know Arabic. You have to know what Allah meant by those Arabic words. So this is another whole section of knowledge, which the prophets (saw) passed onto the sahaba.

It’s not just enough to recite the Quran. We need to know what those specific meanings of the Quran are sent to us.

But if you don’t know when to apply that knowledge, where to apply that knowledge; You don’t know how much of the knowledge to apply. Then you basically hit another big rock.

When to apply that knowledge, where to apply that knowledge, how much of that knowledge to apply, to whom to apply that knowledge to these all hikmah, and purify heart by removing illnesses like arrogance, pride, jealousy in heart to function that knowledge well

So our attitude and so on inside needs to change to save ourselves from the days of ignorance, of the days of jahiliyyah by gaining the spiritual cleanliness.

So the prophet (saw) came to recite the verses, He came to teach us the book, the meaning of the book, he taught us how much to apply what not to apply from his Sunnah, to have his wisdom of knowing where to apply, to whom to apply to, and most importantly after that is for our own spiritual cleanliness of the heart, the prophet salallahu alaihe Salam also gave us that teaching that was supposed to clean our inside.

Release With Goodness And The Reality Of Triple Talaq For A Divorce | Mufti Menk

When we get married, we don’t come together in order to have a fight. But naturally, sometimes we would have problems and this is why we are rewarded to try and solve the problems.

 

In some instances, We’re unable to solve these problems not because any one of the two is bad, but we were different people perhaps our upbringing was so different we did not realise that prior to the marriage and so if we have so much of difficulty that it starts affecting our minds and we just cannot cope. It is permissible to separate by way of divorce.

You’re not the first person who is going through a divorce and you will not be the last one, subhanallah.

Remember the divorce is an opportunity given by Allah Almighty for you to Rise and Shine, for you to earn reward, for you to be able to earn the pleasure of Allah and ultimate Paradise.

Who are respectful upon the divorce and after the divorce they are the ones who will actually get Paradise as a result of the divorce perhaps because they engaged in something that was tough for them, but they did it correctly.

Did you know that it is very sinful to issue a divorce by Talaq  Thrice?

Allah Says To Have The Key Four Qualities To Be Real Successful | Ustad Asim Khan

Surah Al-Asr, despite it being so short,  It has a very profound meaning; in terms of a general sense some of the scholars they say that the overall meaning of Surah Al-Asr  Is a message about success; the definition of what real successes And what real failure looks like.

Ideas of success whether they come from, do they come from a reading the Quran, listening to the words of the prophet (saw) or have they been fed to us from the media, had been fed to us through Society our environment, you know, and if that is the case, how does it stack up to The definition of success given to us for example Surah Al-Asr?

Look at this Surah, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Beginning by  taking an oath in order Usually the meaning of an oath is to raise our estimation about what is to be sent to catch our attention and to show emphasis About what is going to be mentioned thereafter.

Allah’s perspective on things is the correct perspective, is the only true perspective.

Allah says, the reason why they’re not included amongst those that are in khusr/in loss is because they do four things: Yes, these four key qualities define our understanding of who is a good person.

Do we still class them as a good person from a point of view Islam? and the answer is given in this Surah.

So the definition of who is successful is based on these if these four things are encapsulated in a person’s belief and character and lifestyles then they are considered to be a good person based on the teachings of the Quran and the Sunnah of the prophet (saw).

 

To be a successful human being, to be a good person, a good Muslim part of it is going out there and being very open about your faith with other people in sha Allah,

Embody four characteristics: Faith, Good Deeds, openly propagating Islam and being steadfast on the consequences of all of this

Best Advices To Perform Salah With The Presence Of Heart And Mind On Time | Ustad Asim Khan

Sometimes it’s not actually about being lazy that that is the reason why you fail to do certain things. It’s actually because of knowledge and not knowing how to do it and then not doing it and thinking it’s out of laziness.

the trick of the shaitaan, He knows that if you prayed in the earliest time, then you would pray as if you were offering the Salah as a gift to Allah even though it benefits you, but you are giving it to Allah as a sign of your submission to Him. It’s like a gift offering to Allah.

So now how do you overcome that?

Well, here’s one tip that I can give you and that is to set yourself in Iqamah time,

So now it’s the prayer which is like a gift to Allah and not I pray that you’re trying to get rid of the burden and not I pray that you’re trying to get rid of the burden of.

The next question you don’t understand a word that you just said, how do you expect your heart be present? How do you expect your mind to be focused? How is that even possible?

So my advice is to try to memorize the translation of all the words of Salah and when you do that, you will find immediately that you, your mind has something to think about and it’s to do with the prayer and then it builds this type of connection And with that connection comes humility.

My heart is surrender to you as well as my body.

The postures of the salah, this symbols and you you try to you know, think about a contemplate over those things during the Salah you will find the transformation your prayer and insha Allah, you’ll find khushuya which is the number one quality that makes people successful……

Reflecting On Our Intentions And Actions Recipe For Jannah With A Powerful Dua | Shaykh Abu Bilal Sanel

Today’s khutbah  I dedicate for ourselves. Mahasabha/ reflecting, pondering about your own situation because we all know that the betterment of the ummah starts right here. Right here, at yourself in your heart.

We are good criticizing everyone around us. But Honestly, I think we struggle criticizing ourselves. Whereas, we see that the sahaba radi Allahu anhum, they were very very critical with themselves.

The recipe of a shahabi was in that story was that he was reflecting upon his own deeds and his own actions every single night before he went to sleep and his recipe for jannah That he used to forgive every single one of the Muslims who wronged him during that day.

a characteristics of True Believers; they really reflect what they have done during the day during the week, during the month, during the year. So to better them, keep on doing what you found to be good and get rid actively of the things that put you on the path of shaitan.

What have we sacrificed for Allah?

The sake of this Deen of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, for the sake of not you

We all have fantastic intentions when it comes to what we want to do Fi sabilillah in our life, But acting upon this intentions that’s where we struggled sometimes. how can you justify standing in front of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and say I worked the decade two, three and I knew it was haram. But I was too comfortable.

Look into the mirror and say what am I doing? Do something.

If Prophet Muhammad  Muhammad salallahu alaihe wasalam was to visit you today. What would you do? Would you be proud……

The change in the Ummah starting our houses in and if we can’t reflect upon our own situation, We have no right to criticize anyone else.

Asking Allaah for Taqwa and Purification of the Soul

Allahumma, ‘aati nafsee taqwaaha, wa zakkihaa Anta khairu man zakkaahaa, Anta Waliyyuhaa wa Maulaaha
O Allah, grant my soul taqwa and purify it, You are the Best of those who purify it, You are its Protecting Friend and Guardian/Master.

to have the willingness and their intention to change ourselves But then also recognize that we will not be able to do that fully except if we put our forehead on the ground and say Ya Allah help me.

What Exactly Happened On The 10th Of Muharram & It’s Some Misconceptions | Mufti Menk

What is Haram and why is this month called Muharram?

As Muslims we are Supposed to be making resolutions every night. We’re supposed to be renewing our vows to with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala every night. We’re supposed to be seeking forgiveness every night. We’re taught to make sure when we go to bed, We make peace with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala there is a supplication that you and I are supposed to be reading before going to bed every night and part of it  Is that o Allah if you take my soul away in Sleep then have mercy on it.

And if you send it back then meaning if you allow me to awaken in the morning, then protect me in the same way that you protect the pious friends of yours or the pious slaves of yours.

If you’ve fallen into sin again And again, you need to go back to Allah again And again and again

 

The month of Muharram, Yes as much as it is the first month of The Islamic calendar, we need to realize it has a certain value, the prophet Muhammad  sallallahu alayhi wasallam towards the end of his life used to fast a lot in the month of Muharram and the fasts of Muharram also hold great value with the 10th of Muharram being the peak of these fasts, subhanallah.

What Exactly Happened On The 10th Of Muharram & It’s Some Misconceptions

This depicts the Victory of the oppressed over the oppressor. It also depicts the defeat of the oppressor, no matter how powerful he thinks he is. So we should be pondering for a moment and we should be thanking Allah and we should have hope in Allah if someone has wronged Remember Triumph will come remember, they will be Defeated.

Remember Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala is not oblivious of what is happening. He knows and he is going to deal with the matter decisively.

Remember 6 Names Of Allah For Overcoming Addiction To Save Your Family!

We are Muslims. This is the greatest thing that Allah has given us in this world. We have a covenant with Allah that we must fulfill.

This Amana, this trust that Allah has given us and that we have accepted.

Focus on one aspect, summarized by six names of Allah; As-Sami’ul-Basir, Al Aleem Ul-kabeer,

AR-RAQEEB, ASH-SHAHEED,

These names of Allah, these six names of Allah: they are the Pinnacle of perfection. They are the Pinnacle of beauty. Yet they have in them demands for us. They require from us actions in our lives.

They require from us to be regulated and governed in every single aspect and moment of Our Lives. We need to live by these names.

Allah is with us, He is so far in our eyes because of His majesty yet He’s so close.

This will make your life fruitful, you won’t understand the way Allah works.  His wisdom is beyond you.

What is this demand from us?

But this is a deed that we need to focus on for the rest of our lives and it never stops and it never changes.

That deed is Muraqabatullah. That is being ever-watchful and conscious of Allah. This is the state of a Believer at all times, no matter what happens around the world of what happens in his life, what he’s going through? What we are going through doesn’t matter.

It is a constant remembrance, a constant state of being that you know, the Allah is fully aware of what I am doing. What I am looking at, what I am saying, how I’m behaving, how I deal with this one that one and everyone, and it never stops. This is Islam.

This is what it means to believe in Allah with these names.

How the good deeds are obliterated, just Ponder on that for a moment from the hadith; so don’t become oblivious.

By destroying the basis of this Ummah the family; what destroy family?

We’re living in the 21st century in the UK. Where the morals and the manners of Life have decayed and gone. Let’s be real and work together to save our families, save our marriage and save our children.

So, read our society and especially our households and our Ummah from this evil that is destroying our families.

Reflection on Our Relationships And Palestinian Land | Abu Hanifa Sohail

Every sunset, every week that passes every, month that passes, Every sunset, every week that passes every, month that passes, to hold yourself to account before you are held to account and it is a reminder and a symbol As Allah subhanaw taala said in the Quran everything upon the Earth will perish like this year has passed, like another day has passed.

The only thing that remains forever is the face of Our Lord, full of majesty and honour.

So this is an opportunity for us to remind ourselves of the temporary nature of life and the importance for all of us to make the most of this one opportunity We have to be in this Dunya and to leave a legacy.

So the only thing that will last the only thing that we will find with Allah subhanaw Taala are our Deeds. Before that day when we stand on the Day of Judgment I have to answer for our Deeds.

People Sometimes wrongly separate Islam into the rights of Allah and the rights of people. There are the rights of Allah which are directly fulfilled through our worship of Him and then there are the rights of Allah which are fulfilled through with other people.

So use this opportunity to set yourself some goals for the new Islamic year, moderate simple goals.

For the Muslim every day, every new day must be better than the day before.

So this year, this coming year what goals have you put for yourself? What aims and Ambitions have you put for yourself?

We as Muslims should be clear. The Palestine does not belong to the Palestinians. It doesn’t even belong to the Arabs. The land of Palestine is the land of the prophets/ Anbiya.

It is an Amana/ a trust which has been placed in the hands of the Muslim ummah to discharge for a period of time. It cannot be exchanged in return for favours because it is not owned by anybody.

It is an amana of the Muslim ummah given by Allah subhanaw Taala, particularly that land. So we have an important responsibility here to speak out against the oppression; The displacement, the apartheid which is happening To the Palestinian people in particular.

It is our responsibility to speak out against oppression wherever it is across the world the temporary political interest of certain leaders will never stop us doing that.

The Day Of Deleting Bad Habits From The Spirit Of Eid Al-Adha | Very Powerful one

I commenced by congratulating you upon this beautiful day of Eid which is also a Friday. We thank Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for giving us this great opportunity and I remind yourselves and myself that this eid is all about the sacrifice and the submission to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala that of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wassalam when Allah instructed him to do something, he did it without questioning that pleased Allah so much that Allah gave us a day where we can remember that sacrifice and also consider it a very happy occasion.

This would mean that every time Allah has instructed us to do something. We should be doing that without questioning Allah.

You will be questioned about your prayers. I want to draw your attention to things that are happening in our midst nowadays that people take for granted and they don’t realize that they need to do better in order to display their obedience to Allah.

“Everything you do;  your actions, whatever you do, your words, your movements all of that. Ask yourself when I meet with Allah, I’m going to be shown this action. Will I be proud of it?

When you meet with Allah, on that day when the book is spread. When the book is placed he’s going to show you everything; The book of Deeds.

The use of social media, the way we’re using social media at times we tend to forget; I have a lord to answer to, I have a day of judgment that I’m going to go to, all these Deeds are going to be shown to me