P05 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has promised that he will test us and he will test us with so many different things one of them is patience. Allah wants us to be patient and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala will put in our life certain things that will test that for us.

Allah says in the Quran from surah Al-Imran; do you really think that you will be granted entry into paradise and allah subhanahu wata’ala has not yet tested, you who from amongst you is truly prepared to struggle for the sake of Allah subhanahu wata’ala and who is patient…..

Remember that whatever tests are put into your life bear patience and you will make it through the test.  You will be content, you will be happy; you will earn the pleasure of the Almighty.


Leniency is necessary in order for us to gain closeness to Allah subhanahu wata’ala and it is a sign of the mercy of Allah. In your character and conduct, be lenient, don’t be harsh. Don’t be hard-hearted, soften your heart be lenient and be soft in general especially with people and your interactions with people. Because Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says in verse number 159 of surat ali’imran

It is because of the mercy of Allah subhanahu wata’ala that you are lenient with those around you; oh messenger Muhammad peace be upon him.

We hold grudges and we curse people. That’s why we lose contentment. you want contentment? Learn to let things go.

From verse number 190 of surat ali’imran indeed in the creation of the skies and the earth, the heavens and the earth Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says the movement of the day and the night there are signs for those with sound intellect, those who remember Allah, those who remember Allah while they are standing, while they are seated, while they are lying down and they’re pondering over the signs of Allah in his creation.

How many people go out just to witness the greenery, the scenery, the flowers, the roses and they really achieve lots of contentment….

The verse number 200 of the same surah connected to bearing patience, everyone is going to be tested. Don’t compare what you have with what others have been given you don’t know what Allah has taken away from them, at what Allah has bestowed upon people and we become very very sad but we don’t know what Allah has taken away from them. So don’t compare.

From surah an-Nisa in it,  Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala warns us about the treatment of orphans and widows  don’t cheat them, don’t deceive them, treat them with respect and care remember the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him was an orphan,  his mother Amina was a widow and remember that if you were kind to orphans, you would be resurrected with the Prophet peace be upon him like these two fingers as he says and he brought the two fingers together.

Allah says don’t cheat them when it comes to inheritance. Don’t cheat them, don’t deceive them. Look at the verses of inheritance. if you were to fulfill the laws of inheritance as per the instruction of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala and not cheat the vulnerable Allah will grant you contentment and perhaps even those around you.

From the  verse number 17 of Surat An-nisa where Allah says repentance is for the one who has committed a sin in ignorance and to returns to Allah in repentance very quickly soon after that, what this means is repent to Allah as soon as you commit a sin and you will achieve contentment.


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