Category: Ramadan

How To Be In The Company Of Those Whom Allah Loves | Mufti Menk

Every one of us wants to be in Paradise. Every one of us wants to be in a good place. Every one of us wants to protect himself or herself from the crisis of the Day of Judgment and the afterlife and the Hereafter.

So to comfort us Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has  revealed in many places of the Quran. He has told us how we can achieve that goodness.

Amazing! Allah says whoever follows Allah and His messenger that’s all you need to do. subhanALlah.

Don’t Eat Each Other’s Wealth Wrongly From The Surah Of The Women In Quran | CITOCS-Ep17 | Mufti Menk

Allah warns us about that wealth and Allah says solve the matter, sort it out with Justice and don’t cheat or deceive anyone, also don’t unnecessarily delay. Any of these things would actually cause a huge disaster in your home.

Allah mentions all the laws of inheritance in great detail in Surat An-Nisa, which is a Surah that is named after the women.

Allah says give them their wealth and don’t cheat them. Don’t eat their wealth.

If you want goodness, you need to ask yourself; am I doing something wrong? If you’re in a crisis, if you have a major issue in your life, the first question you need to ask yourself always is am I on the right page in my relationship with Allah? If not, what am I doing wrong? Have I harmed someone? Have I oppressed someone? Have I wronged someone? Did I steal someone’s wealth, primarily the orphans and the widows?

Those are categories of people who are taken care of by Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala Himself.  Make sure that you have not consumed Hell Fire in your belly.

If you have done wrong, my brothers and sisters, no matter whom you are. This is the time to resolve your matters of inheritance between you your family members, your children, your nephews, and nieces, your brothers, your uncles and aunts, your parents and whoever else it may be the Widow, the orphans.

If you want the mercy of Allah make sure that you’ve given the dues to whom they belong to.

Say Powerful Words “Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel” To Stop Worrying CITOCS-Ep16 | Mufti Menk

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us of a powerful supplication that was made by the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and his companions during a time that was really really difficult.

حَسْبُنَا اللَّهُ وَنِعْمَ الْوَكِيلُ

Hasbunallahu Wa Ni’mal Wakeel

Allah (Alone) is Sufficient for us, and He is the Best Disposer of affairs (for us).” –Surah Al ‘Imran (3:173)

So with that concern and the difficult situation they made A supplication that extinguished all their fears and worries and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala sent help and assistance such that they were victorious over the enemy.

In Surat al-imran Allah speaks of these powerful words actually converted a difficult situation into comfort and actually converted a difficult situation into comfort and ease.

Keep saying Hasbunallahu wa Ni’mal Wakeel Allah is sufficient for us. There is nothing that we have control of but rather it is Allah who has control of it and gives us to a certain extent. in any situation remember Allah is sufficient for us and he is the best disposer of our Affairs. He knows best.

What will help us and how we will achieve the Comfort in our times of Crisis and this is why Allah says actually when you lay your trust in Allah correctly, you begin to understand the plot of the devil.

when I hear people say bad things about me or about Islam and I hear really nasty abusive words slander, whatever else it may be. I’m going to be very patient. Number one. number two is I’m going to improve myself further to become a better person with my relationship with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala and in that way it will definitely help me.

Remember Allah upon all conditions; keep your tongue moist in the remembrance of Allah.

We are going through challenging times and we will still go through many different types of challenges. If one is resolved, another one will come. Allah says, that’s the whole reason why We created you, challenge after challenge. So, ponder and reflect over the greatness of Allah to overcome difficulties in life.

Make Haste Towards Two Things Including Extinguishing Anger | Citocs-Ep14 | Mufti Menk

We are human beings, we sin. We falter and at times we transgress knowingly and the times unknowingly. May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala forgive us. So well, but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us there is a race. You must make haste.

It is the race of achieving Comfort during that type of a crisis. The crisis is sinful Behavior, the sins and the comfort is the race.

Allah says We want you to race to make haste towards two things. Number one; the forgiveness of Allah, number two the paradise.

There are four conditions to wipe out sins including recurring ones. The same four conditions would actually make you sinless and spotless once again; and again and again and it is endless.

What are the four conditions of seeking forgiveness? Number one: admit your sin to yourself between you and Allah, number two: regret it. That’s also between you and Allah, number three: seek forgiveness. That’s also between you and Allah, number four: promise not to do it again, that’s also between you and Allah.

Allah has already said those who develop the correct relationship with me and they are the ones who spend during days of ease and during times of hardship.

The racing towards forgiveness and Paradise that is prepared for those who are conscious of Allah that race includes spending but together with that you need to extinguish your anger.

The prophet peace be upon Him says a powerful person is not he who can out wrestle others; a powerful person is the one who can extinguish his anger when he’s angry, subhanallah. Can you do? Well, then you achieve a lot of comfort. You protect yourself from many crises.

And Part of developing your relationship with Allah and earning paradise and winning the race is to forgive people, learn to forgive others.

 

What Make The truly Successful Ones | CITOCS-Ep13 | Mufti Menk

Allah Almighty tells us to develop a relationship with him in the most beautiful way. Be conscious of what He has ordained.

Be conscious of the do’s and don’ts, try your best to adopt what Allah has said and you will achieve a lot of comfort at all times.
A Sign of the goodness of a human being is Regret. it shows that you are connected to Allah, you have a good relationship with your bad Deeds should make you regret.
Be from among those who speaks with utmost respect to others. You are conveying what Allah has revealed to others. It’s not done in a harsh way.
Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us that two qualities if they’re found in people, the
Angels may come to help them.
Develop your patience, develop your relationship with Allah and here against the enemy Allah will grant you Victory.

The Way Of Responding When People Plot Against You CITOCS-Ep12 | Mufti Menk

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala taught Zakariya may peace be upon him the most amazing thing that many of us take for granted.

In times of Crisis a lot of us like to talk a lot. Be careful speak less, praise Allah, worship Allah morning and evening and you know what? Only say that which is beneficial.

May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala always make us a part of the solution and never a part of the problem.

Allah chooses whomsoever He wants for a certain gift and then the gift is given. So don’t become jealous of people and don’t plan and plot the downfall of people and on the other hand don’t become depressed at the planning of others against you, you protect yourself by reading the prayers of the morning and the evening and at the same time develop a good relationship with Allah And leave the rest In His Hands.

When Allah Sends A Specific Angel To Say Ameen To One’s Dua | AIYP Ep-11

One of the best things that you could do is to tune yourself to immediately praying for someone as soon as you see something with them.

The prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam said that when a person makes dua for their brothers or sisters behind their back, Allah sends an angel and the Angel will say each time amen for you as well.

Be Kind Not Bragging! Why, When And How To Say Ayatulkursi Citocs-Ep9 | Mufti Menk

The almighty asks us to remember to be virtuous to one another. Remember to be kind to everyone so that if a day comes when you’re in crisis, at least you would have had a good relationship with everyone.

Remember a kind word you will never lose anything by being polite, greet people respond to the greeting, smile at one another, the small assistance that you may be able to render…… remember it’s not all about yourself. It’s about us. We are Humanity.

So Allah says take care of each other. You must take care of each other.

Don’t become too proud about your power, your might, and your wealth. You are not far from Allah’s might. if Allah wants He can take it away in a Flash.

When you have, don’t be proud when you’re in power, Serve the People.

The prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him used to say if you take my soul during my sleep, then forgive it, give it paradise. And if you are to release it again and get me up from my sleep, then protect it in the way that you protect your pious servants. What a beautiful prayer!

بِسۡمِ ٱللهِ ٱلرَّحۡمَـٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِاللَّهُ لاَ إِلَهَ إِلاَّ هُوَ الْحَيُّ الْقَيُّومُ لاَ تَأْخُذُهُ سِنَةٌ وَلاَ نَوْمٌ لَهُ مَا فِي السَّمَاوَاتِ وَمَا فِي الأَرْضِ مَنْ ذَا الَّذِي يَشْفَعُ عِنْدَهُ إِلاَّ بِإِذْنِهِ يَعْلَمُ مَا بَيْنَ أَيْدِيهِمْ وَمَا خَلْفَهُمْ وَلاَ يُحِيطُونَ بِشَيْءٍ مِنْ عِلْمِهِ إِلاَّ بِمَا شَاءَ وَسِعَ كُرْسِيُّهُ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالأَرْضَ وَلاَ يَئُودُهُ حِفْظُهُمَاوَهُوَ الْعَلِيُّ الْعَظِيمُ
Allahu la ilaha illa Huwa, Al-Haiyul-Qaiyum La ta’khudhuhu sinatun wa la nawm, lahu ma fis-samawati wa ma fil-‘ard Man dhal-ladhi yashfa’u ‘indahu illa bi-idhnihi Ya’lamu ma baina aidihim wa ma khalfahum, wa la yuhituna bi shai’im-min ‘ilmihi illa bima sha’a Wasi’a kursiyuhus-samawati wal ard, wa la ya’uduhu hifdhuhuma Wa Huwal ‘Aliyul-Adheem.
In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “Allah! There is no god but He – the Living, The Self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize Him Nor Sleep. His are all things In the heavens and on earth. Who is there can intercede In His presence except As he permitteth? He knoweth What (appeareth to His creatures As) Before or After or Behind them. Nor shall they encompass Aught of his knowledge Except as He willeth. His throne doth extend Over the heavens And on earth, and He feeleth No fatigue in guarding And preserving them, For He is the Most High. The Supreme (in glory).”

Angelic Role: Defending One’s Reputation His/Her Absence | AIYP Ep-9 | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

What type of society are we creating? If we allow for people to be insulted and we ask them to not respond on their own behalf.

Allah tasks us with responding on behalf of other people. The prophet (saw) He said whoever defends their brother or sister in their absence that Allah would remove the fire from that person’s face on the Day of Judgment.

It’s also an authentic Hadith of the prophet salallahu alihi wasalam. He said that whoever defends his brother or sister in their absence when they are being insulted, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala will appoint an angel that would defend their flesh on the Day of Judgment over the bridge.

But the flip side of that the prophet (saw) and whoever disgraces his brother or sister will be suspended over the bridge over Hellfire on the day of judgement until they are interrogated for what they have done.

When we respond on behalf of our brother or sister so that they don’t have to respond for themselves, we basically are playing the role of the Angel. So how beautiful is it that we start to be Angelic and character the way we seek to be Angelic with our worship.

Let The Angel Respond On Your Behalf And Beware Of The Devil’s Mailman AIYP Ep-8 | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Your greatest test of humility and honor is going to come when you meet someone who has absolutely none of those things.

Husnul Khuluq,  of good character is how a person deals with someone with ….  bad character, the prohet (saw) was sitting with Abu Bakr radiallahu anhum and a man started to insult the prophet (saw) and insult Abu Bakr (ra). now the prophet (saw) was doing what he always did Which was responding with patience, the prophet (saw) did not entertain the insult in any way whatsoever And he definitely did not respond in like manner.

Abu bakr (ra) loved the prophet (saw) more than he loved himself is witnessing those insults and finally he can’t hold himself and he responds. As soon as he responds the prophet (saw) gets up and he leaves.

The prophet (saw) is sitting and Abu bakr (ra) comes to him and he says o messenger of Allah, is it something that I did and the prophet (Saw) said that when we were sitting there before we were responding Allah has sent an angel from the heaven said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the said to us and then as soon as you started to respond the angel left. Devil came and sat in its place.

That’s why the prophet (saw) said that strength is not in how you overcome. Another person, strength is actually in how you overcome yourself.