This life and this world are full of imperfections.
Do you know why? Why did Allah subhanahu wata’ala create this world with so much of hardship, difficulty and imperfections? When we say imperfections we mean even humankind as good as the posture maybe, it’s the best posture from all the creatures of Allah.
Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala tells us; We have created mankind in the best possible posture.
It means the positioning of every limb and organ of this particular species is absolutely the best.
There is no other position that you can ever come up with that is more superior to the norm that Allah has created.
Allah created us while He says mankind is created in the best of postures. He has allowed and catered for and made imperfections in us, guess why? But Allah had to have some flaws within us. Because Allah subhanahu wata’ala kept perfection for a totally different place, that’s why. If this world was perfect that other place would lose its value. What is that place? Jannah / paradise, mashallah. – Mufti Menk
Many of us sometimes people do wrong to us and we wonder when is Allah going to stop this wrong, how can this person keep on doing wrong, how can they get away with murder, how can they get away with such evil deeds that they’re doing? Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says in verse number 42 of surat Ibrahim:
And never think that Allah is unaware of what the wrongdoers do. He only delays them for a Day when eyes will stare [in horror]. (14:42)
When Allah (swt)’s punishment comes, nothing will stop it.
Allah says don’t think We don’t know what’s going on? We know what’s going on. We’re giving them time for many reasons. Some you may understand, Some you may not understand – Mufti Menk
From the story of Yusuf (A.S)
He said, “O my son, do not relate your vision to your brothers or they will contrive against you a plan. Indeed satan, to man, is a manifest enemy. (12:5)
When good things happen to you, you don’t need to tell the whole world. some people may not be happy.
In the age of social media we lose happiness. We lose contentment. We lose sleep for many reasons; one of them is we show off even the food that we’re eating, when we’re about to eat it. We show off places that we haven’t even been to. We show off so much and we make people burn. What contentment are you going to get?
Two-way problem: we show off a life we don’t live and we get jealous of a life that others are not living. It’s fake. Learn to live the real life.
Don’t boast, don’t brag, don’t show off and don’t be deceived by the boasting and the bragging and the showing off of others. – Mufti Menk
Be in truthful company
The prophet peace be upon him says, “A person is known by the friends he or she keeps”. The circle that he rotates with, so be careful whom you befriend, the prophet (saw) said this.
Sometimes we have friends we need to change those friends. If your friends do not teach you how to prioritize then they are not true friends.
Why did you get married? What contentment would you like? You have a wife or a spouse waiting for you. You have children who are desperate for your time. If you don’t spend time with your family, with your wife, with your children after you are married and you spend it with your friends instead all the time, you will lose your contentment.
The company of the truthful they will in fact remind you to go home, they will all disperse early because the night belongs to your spouse, to the almighty obviously but in terms of companionship go back to your family.
Your friends should be better than you in character and conduct. Your friends should be better than you in the dedication that they have towards achieving goodness. – Mufti Menk
Do you know when you are listening to the words of Allah subhanahu wata’ala you’re meant to be concentrating, you’re meant to be listening, you meant to be thinking, you’re meant to be paying attention?
So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. (7:204)
One very important factor that I wish to mention the Quran is so powerful that when you listen to its explanation it will seem as though someone is addressing you and your problems, your issues as though they knew your life and your problems, you will wonder; how this Person did know what exactly to address? The reality is it is from the Maker He knew, He knows, H will know and He created everyone. So the verses that are recited and explained coming to you will definitely impact upon you in a very very positive way regarding issues that you are facing in your life. that’s why Allah says listen attentively.
It will make sense and it will definitely impact upon you as though someone knew your life and your problems, yes Allah does know your life and He does know your problems. – Mufti Menk
🛑Never feel or never allow yourself to become so proud and arrogant that you deny the truth. ‼️
📌Especially when we become religious, when we become people who are very close to scripture in any religion and sometimes even ideologically, when we believe we are very intelligent and we have the right way. We tend to forget that others could be more intelligent or equally intelligent and their intellect might lead them to something else.
☑️if I am weak and I am a coward, I might want to harm them and attack them but if I am strong and if I display that level of intellect I will engage them in discussion to prove certain factors and who knows they might prove to me that they are right and I am wrong.
Seeing bad dreams /nightmares doesn’t mean one is possessed by jinn, black magic, ayn and hasad, evil eye, jealousy and envy but it may happen for diets, watching movies or playing gaming excessively, fatigue and tiredness etc.
But in terms of Islam, one of the reasons of seeing #baddream may be related with the closeness to Allah (swt). If one has commits a sin, he/ she should repent immediately from Allah. Don’t leave that sin and become excited with. Because it lowers one guard from the protection of Almighty and one may experience of seeing bad dreams as it makes easy devil to attack.
“When you commit a sin, make peace with Allah immediately, don’t leave that sin for until you commit it again and again and you’re happy with it… excited. you’ve dropped your guard, Shaitaan will come and attack. You start finding… you have bad dreams, you dream of snakes and nightmares and you you can’t sleep and you have headaches, migraines that you of a jinn or some form of bad affect remember this…..” #MuftiMenk
✔️To get rid of bad dreams read the following duas before sleeping…..
اللهم باسمك أموت وأح
Allahumma Bismika Amutu Wa Ahya
[O Allah, with Your Name will I die and live (wake up)].”
بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.
Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen
In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.