Category: Ramadan

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.

Why Does Allah Speak About Patience Before Prayer In Surah Al-Baqarah CITOCS-Ep5 | Mufti Menk

O you who believe, Seek assistance through patience and prayer, for indeed Allah is with those who bear patience.

I know that after the darkest hour, there is always Daybreak. The one who brought about that Daybreak will actually bring about the Daybreak in my crisis and as much as I am convinced that the sun is going to rise, I’m also convinced that my problem is going to end.

Put your head on the ground and call out to your maker. The closest you could ever be to your maker is when you are in prostration.

The closest that a slave could be to his maker is when his head is on the ground for his maker, crying to his maker. Oh my maker, help I need your help. Allah will respond- Ameen.

So you think of where you came from, where you are right now, where you are heading and that brings about a lot of comfort. Many of us cling to dear life. Although we know we have to leave it. So just embrace.

Thank Allah, do your best while you’re alive leave behind a very good Legacy, leave behind something good, do good for your own self and investment for the future.

How And When To Make Dua Learning From The Prophet Abraham (A.S) | Citocs-Ep4 | Mufti Menk

Dua /Supplication is definitely a way of achieving comfort in times of Crisis. We sometimes feel that Allah is not responding but he knows the future, so He doesn’t want to give it to us.

Do we have the correct relationship with Allah, did we pass the tests that Allah placed in our lives or did we seek the forgiveness of Allah before we called out to Him at least?

Don’t judge Allah by what He has given others, Allah Subhanahu wa’ta’ala, you should judge your own relationship with Him. If He has given you, it’s not a sign that He’s happy with you. He’s given the disbelievers and those who don’t recognize Him.

Allah is saying clearly that we should not be miserly when we are praying or supplicating to Allah, call out for everyone. When you ask Allah to bless someone who’s a disbeliever, the biggest blessing is the blessing of guidance and Faith

When we’re a supplicating to Allah make sure you’re on the right page, make sure you’re doing the right things. You cannot be a person who’s transgressing against Allah day and night and expect that when you call out to Allah he’s going to be excited about it without you having even developed your relationship with Allah.

You want the Comfort? well a way to get the comfort in the times of Crisis is actually by getting onto the right page in your relationship with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. Then call out to Him and when you call out, don’t call out for yourself alone.

Remember your parents your children your family members your teachers, all the others in the broader family, your town your city and the whole world the Believers as well as the disbelievers wow.

The Two Qualities That The Most Merciful Wants To Be Repeated | CITOCS-Ep1 | Mufti Menk

When we start anything in the name of Allah automatically, we have a sense of comfort. Allah chooses to two of His qualities that He wanted to be repeated again and again,

Those whose tongues are moist in the remembrance of Allah, declaring His praised and His greatness. They will never go wrong.

You could have anything but if you are astray, you’ve lost. You could have anything but if you’ve earned the anger of Allah, you’ve lost what do we want? The mercy of Allah, never let shaitaan overtake you by making you think that you are too far from the mercy of Allah (swt)

Who Got A Leeway Of Fasting At Another Time After Ramadan With Mufti Menk’s Emotional Dua

Allah gives us comfort in that crisis by making it easy for us. People have been asking those on the front line, those in the front line who are serving at this particular time in our history. They are serving Humanity, saving lives, engaged in so much in order to serve communities.

if you are unable to fast Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says don’t worry, we intend ease for you just like when you are travelling and your prayer becomes shortened in some cases or you may join it in some cases, We are giving you a leeway when it comes to fasting You can make it up sometime after Ramadan.

If you’re healthy, you must fast, you should attempt to fast at by all means but You’re really unable and if you cannot, don’t worry, you can always do it later Allah knows.

Allah knows Your Condition.