EP15 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

It is very important for us to develop the right company; we should have the good company. We should be from among those who are good company for others and this is when we will achieve contentment. Did you know that 90% of people are destroyed when they have bad company?

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has also addressed the matter very powerfully, very simply and he has actually said in surah at-taubah verse number 119

O you who have believed, fear Allah and be with those who are true. (9:119)

The verse number 12 of surat yunus where Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala speaks about how man calls out to Allah when he is in need. The minute the need is fulfilled he forgets Allah, he pretends like he never ever called out to Allah.

And when affliction touches man, he calls upon us, whether lying on his side or sitting or standing; but when We remove from him his affliction, he continues [in disobedience] as if he had never called upon Us to [remove] an affliction that touched him. Thus is made pleasing to the transgressors that which they have been doing. (10:12)

So this is something that we need to take heed of may Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala make us from those who when we call out to Allah we appreciate what Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has done. When we ask Allah to cure us we appreciate that by turning to Allah after we’ve been cured.

There is something known as awliya’u Allah, the Friends of Allah those who are close friends of Allah. Allah says regarding them they are the most content, they’ll be happy; they have no reason to fear or to be sad.

Awliya are those who have two qualities in them.

Unquestionably, [for] the allies of Allah there will be no fear concerning them, nor will they grieve. Those who believed and were fearing Allah (10:62 and 63)

Two qualities:  those who believe firmly in Allah and they are conscious of Allah. When you’ve developed these two things Iman and taqwa you will not be sad, you will not have reason to be fearful, you will not be worrying at all because you know that I believe in Allah, I’m convinced. Allah will take care of me.

We have difficulty, we hardship on earth. Allah did not say he will not give us hardship. We will go through a lot of hardship but he will grant us contentment if we know how to process the hardship. look at musa alayhi salam, how long did he struggle for yet he was a prophet of Allah, his people, how long did they suffer for decades on end but they knew they were helped directly by Allah.

[ Allah ] said, “Your supplication has been answered.” So remain on a right course and follow not the way of those who do not know.” (10:89)

 

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