Category: Mufti Menk

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.

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

Passionate Reminder For Takbeer-e-Tashreeq And Times To say | Shaykh Abu Usamah At-Thahabi

Takbeer of Tashreeq:
After each Fardh Salaah Recite from Fajr of 9th Dhul Hijjah until Asr of 13th “Allaahu Akbar,
Allaahu Akbar,
Laa ilaaha il-lAllaahu,
WAllaahu Akbar
Allaahu Akbar,
Wa Lil-laahil-hamd
(Allaah is the Greatest,
Allaah is the Greatest,
there is no god but Allaah; Allaah is the Greatest
and to Allaah be all praise),”

 It is Sunnah to recite takbeer at any time during the first ten days of Dhu’l-Hijjah and all the days of Tashreeq, starting from the beginning of the month of Dhu’l-Hijjah (i.e., from sunset on the last day of Dhu’l-Qa’dah) until the end of the days of al-Tashreeq, which is when the sun sets on the thirteenth day of Dhu’l-Hijjah).

 With regard to at certain times, it starts from Fajr on the day of ‘Arafah and lasts until the sun sets on the last day of the days of Tashreeq, in addition to the takbeer that may be recited at any time. So when a person says the tasleem at the end of the obligatory prayer, he should pray for forgiveness then start the takbeer.

 This is for those who are not on Hajj. The pilgrims should start the takbeer recited after prayer from Zuhr on the Day of Sacrifice (the 10th of Dhu’l-Hijjah).

 And Allaah knows best.

 [See Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), 13/17; al-Sharh al-Mumti’ by Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him), 5/220-224.] no need to say..

 

 

The Dua Of Prophet ﷺ On The Day Arafat | Keep Saying | Shaykh Abu Usamah At-Thahabi

The day of Arafah, which is the ninth day of dhul-hijjah. That’s one of the 10 days that some of the scholars said was the best day out of these 10 days because they have arafah.

The best dua that people made the prophets before Rasul’allah including the Rasulullah is that they used to say:

لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ اللَّهُ وَحْدَهُ لاَ شَرِيكَ لَهُ لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

Lā ilāha illallāh, waḥdahu lā sharīka lahu, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu, wa huwa ‘alā kulli shai’in qadīr.

None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, alone without partner. To Him belongs all that exists, and to Him is the praise, and He is powerful over all things

Your Social Media Accounts Can Earn Your Paradise | Powerful 10 Days Of Dhul Hijjah Reminders | Powerful 10 Days Of Dhul-Hijjah Reminders ~ Mufti Menk

A Good thing to do during these 10 days: teach someone, some good, subhanallah. The prophet Muhammad (saw) was sent as a teacher to us.

If Allah has given you an opportunity To have a following online perhaps on social media make sure you’re leading them in the right direction.

I tell you if you’re leading them in the right direction, you can earn jannah simply by your social media accounts. You can earn Paradise simply by the correct use of your social media accounts.

Don’t be, don’t be shy to delete that which is bad, no matter how popular it’s become…

Allah Does Not Lose His People! A Reminder During First 10-Days Of Dul-Hijjah | Shaykh Omar Suliman

Ibrahim/ Abrahim (A.S) is an amazing figure one who we take our Ritual from our Deen, from the great-grandfather of the Prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam who resembled the prophet (Saw) and the prophet (Saw)’s way resembles his way the most.

Hajar (A.S), wife of prophet Ibrahim (A.S) put into the spiral of uncertainty and has to figure it out along the way in a very unique way to her perspective and in a way that we can all take lessons of conviction and certainty in times of deep uncertainty.

This is a story of a woman that was in the house of the Pharaoh. hajar (A.s) at that point with full conviction, full certainty.

She said that Allah is not going to lose His people. I’m not worried then complete Sakina, complete trust, complete Tranquillity. Imagine this situation here; She’s going to be left in the desert with a baby. No one around her, but she says Allah does not lose his people.

Hajar (A.s) is demonstrating the most beautiful verses about what it means to trust in moments  Of uncertainty. You expect good from Allah, Allah will give you good.

As long as you have that certainty in Allah that it doesn’t matter what your circumstances are; Allah does not lose His people.

 

Dua at Mount Safa and Mount Marwah

إِنَّ الصَّفَا وَالْمَرْوَةَ مِنْ شَعَائِرِ اللهِ

أَبْدَأُ بِمَا بَدَأَ اللهُ بِهِ

اللهُ أَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ أَكْبَرُ ، اللهُ أَكْبَرُ

لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ ، لَهُ الْمُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ ، لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ ، أَنْجَزَ وَعْدَهُ ، وَنَصَرَ عَبْدَهُ ، وَهَزَمَ الأَحْزَابَ وَحْدَهُ

Transliteration:

innaṣ-ṣafaa wal-marwata min sha‛aa’ir-illaah

’abda’u bi maa bada’-allaahu bih

allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar, allaahu akbar

laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu laa shareeka lah, lahul-mulku wa lahul-ḥamdu wa huwa ‛alaa kulli shay’in qadeer, laa ilaaha ill-allaahu waḥdahu, anjaza wa‛dahu, wa naṣara ‛abdahu, wa hazam-al-’aḥzaaba waḥdah

Jabir (may Allah be pleased with him) said when describing the Prophet’s (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) pilgrimage: …and when he approached mount Safa he recited:

“Indeed Al-Safa and Al-Marwah are from the places of worship of Allah…”

“I begin with what Allah began with.”

…so he started with Safa and climbed it until he could see the Kabah, he then faced it and said:

“Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest, Allah is the greatest.”

…and then he would say the following three times making a supplication (one should make a personal supplication) after each time:

“None has the right to be worshipped except Allah, alone, without partner. To Him belongs all sovereignty and praise and He is over all things omnipotent. None has the right to be worshipped except Allah alone. He fulfilled His promise, aided His slave and single-handedly defeated the allies.”

…he (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would repeat this action at Marwah.

 

The Best Deeds You Can Do During The Best 10 Days Of Dhul Hijjah | Mufti Menk

The days of the first 10 of Dhul-Hijjah are more valuable than the days of Ramadan speaking of daylight.

The prophet Muhammed (Saw) said there are no days in which Allah loves Deeds more than those that are done during these first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah.

So if we were told that there are no days wherein Deeds are more loved by Allah then these 10; what should we be doing?

There is no point in sinning especially during a time when Allah says good deeds are most loved to me. We should be doing seeking the forgiveness of Allah often.

Why do you think He gives us these auspicious days and nights Him to tap us on the shoulder and tell us, it’s time you turned it to Allah.

“I Don’t Care Attitude” Promoting Complacency By Religious Texts – Mufti Menk

When the truth is mixed with falsehood and it is presented to people in order to promote complacency. Then we call it religious blackmail.

When someone tells you that Allah is in control; yes, we believe that. Nothing will happen except by the will of Allah. Yes, we believe that.

then they add to that Well, don’t worry, you don’t need To take any precautions about anything because there is no such thing as getting sick or getting ill and there is no such thing as this and that and sometimes they go as far as saying sustenance is from Allah alone. You’re earning is only from Allah. So sleep and don’t get off your bed, stay there and if money or sustenance is written for you, It will drop through the ceiling or it will come into your bed. We know that that is a joke.

The last part of it is a Joke, it is wrong. It is actually something known as tawākul (false trust in Allah).

When we lay specific trust we have to ask ourselves have I played my role. The role Allah has asked me to play.

When you use religious texts in order to promote complacency and you’ve married the truth with falsehood that is called religious blackmail. Let’s be careful.

Don’t ever promote complacency; never ever lie to people regarding what the almighty wants from them.

The Best Dua To Guide For The Best Decision Amidst Uncertainty – Mufti Menk

Whenever Allah has set rules and regulations every single time, It is in order to empower Us in order to liberate Us in order to grant us the contentment were searching for in this world And the next.

Some of the happiest people have very little when it comes to material belongings, but they have the ownership of something. That is very great. That is the relationship with Allah.

The Blessing Of Staying Away From Haram Income And Relationship~Mufti Menk

In verse number 94 (surah-Al-Ma’idah), Allah loves it when we stay away from things for His sake.

 

Only to test you Allah allows certain things He has prohibited to be accessible to you and He makes it easy for you to do achieve that but you stay away for His sake.

When a person is married for the sake of their spouse. They would sometimes stay away from adultery Etc. But if you were to do it for the sake of Allah, it is far broader and you will achieve the happiness of your spouse too subhanallah….

Even if the person comes to you and really asks you to commit the sin with them, if you were to abstain bearing Allah in mind, aren’t you on a Higher level? You achieve the Comfort.

When adultery is very easy to commit and you still stay away from it. You’ve arrived at a different level in your relationship with Allah.

When things are prohibited, sometimes Allah might test you by making it accessible; it is so tempting to earn money in the wrong way. Allah says, do you prefer me or you prefer the money that is earned in a wrong..

Why? SubhanAllah, it’s up to you to prove yourself to Allah.

So those who stay away they have the correct relationship with Allah.