EP07 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Some people reject the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Some people reject the hadith. If we reject the hadith we will not be able to achieve contentment because we won’t be able to practice Islam.

The revelation that came to us is divided into two. One; the verses that were recited that are words of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala, two; the detailed explanations the words of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has asked us to follow.

From the Quran (Surat An- nisa, verse number 65): “Nay, they’re not considered true believers until they make you and your decision final regarding the disputes between them and later, they don’t feel any narrowness of their hearts regarding that particular decision”.

We must adopt what the messenger has said. if he has said something and declared something it is considered a declaration for me too.

To achieve contentment Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks about how important it is to ponder over the verses of the Quran.

Contentment is definitely achieved by recitation of the Quran without a doubt; greater contentment is achieved by trying to understand what is meant by the Quran, putting it into practice and conveying it to other.

In Surah An-nisa, Allah teaches us how to achieve contentment in another beautiful way; interactions with one another. The first point of interaction is supposed to be a greeting:

Allah says “when you are greeted with a greeting then respond with a better greeting or at least reply it with an equal greeting. For indeed Allah takes account of everything”.

If you’d like contentment don’t ever accuse someone else of a sin they haven’t committed. If you do that you will lose contentment and you may even lose the Hereafter completely.

Allah says “whoever has earned a sin and then accuse is someone who is innocent of the sin, they’ve thrown it on to them. Allah says they have indeed engaged in a huge slander and a grave sin, a grave sin.

Many of us are suffering today because we have soiled our mouths with that which is absolutely dirty and filthy regarding someone else that is not true. Maintain silence, keep quiet, it’s better for you, if you don’t have something good to say, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says “keep quiet”.

If we are to follow this hadith I promise you we will achieve contentment.

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala speaks about resolving problems and matters, He speaks about marital discord and he speaks about how important it is to resolve marital discord and then tells us always remember that to resolve a problem is better than to break the marriage.

Divorce is permissible but as a last resort. The breakup of a relationship is permissible but as a last resort. It is still better to resolve if you can. if you really cannot then respectfully respectfully you may terminate a relationship. Respectfully you may go your own ways because in that particular way Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala will protect us and our offspring from that which is toxic.

-Mufti Menk


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