Category: Sort- Reminders

Let’s Not Let The Devil Overtake Us To Solve Problems | Mufti Menk

A way of earning the pleasure of the almighty is to go back to the one who actually pleased him. It was none other than the prophet Muhammad peace be upon If you would like to please Allah, go and look at how Muhammad peace be upon Him pleased Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

Allah Is in control. Remember take all the precautions, lay your trust in Allah, do that which is pleasing to Allah. Try your best to stay away from that which is displeasing to Allah.

Don’t concoct things and think I’m going to please Allah if I were to do it this way or that way simply go back to what the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him taught and follow it.

A Beautiful Incident Of Showing Good Character And Excellence Hatim Alasam Rah And Old Lady | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

The beautiful incident there, the nature of that incident and how these people went above and beyond; To show good character and to demonstrate excellence and compassion and sometimes that means being sensitive to the person you’re speaking to and the person that’s in front of you and making sure that you don’t embarrass them. You don’t humiliate them and you even try to play off a situation where they’re embarrassed or humiliated

Hatim al asam (rah) that he was so concerned with hurting the feelings of that woman or letting that woman be embarrassed that he  immediately went above and beyond to make sure that she did  she wasn’t even heard in that embarrassing moment of hers.

He showed excellence and so he wasn’t just an excellent worshiper, but he was excellent in his character.

The best way to break off the Cycle of Stress, Anxiety and Misery | The Shadows Of Worries | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

if you think about the beauty of the simple words Allah is greater than your worries, Allah is greater than your grief, Allah is greater than your obstacles, Allah is is greater than your ease, Allah is greater than all of those things and the way that we say that every single time not just when we start our prayers, but every motion that we make in prayer. We remind ourselves Allah Akbar God is great.

And we constantly say that throughout the day what that does is instead of the shadow of the concern and the challenge that lies ahead, it minimizes the Shadow and it causes you to focus on the enormity of Allah is all-encompassing greatness.

The obstacle that’s ahead of you while it may be an obstacle doesn’t need to be given a shadow focus on the size of that obstacle. as big as you think the obstacle, is remember Allah llahu Akbar, God is greater than that obstacle. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Four Examples of Haste That Allah Loves Most | No Time To Delay | Shaykh Ali Hammuda

Ya Habibi make your motto in life; I will rush to you my lord so that you may be pleased.

Life is only getting shorter and Jannah is getting nearer and so is the Hellfire. Don’t delay, aqeel karim, the apology to Allah. -Shaykh Ali Hammuda.

 

Heaven Was Made For Sinners | Move Forward Turning To Allah Genuinely | Mufti Menk

Allah says I will treat each one of My servants according to the perception he or she has of me. So have a good perception of Allah, have a beautiful perception of Allah.

when you sin, it’s not the end of everything just be, humble and just turn back to Allah, turn to Allah genuinely, become and just turn back to Allah, turn to Allah genuinely, become a better person.

What Allah Loves The Most And Displeases Him Special Thanks Go To All Key Workers | Mufti Menk

I want to tell you not to panic, don’t worry. things will be fine. If you look at the percentage of deaths, it’s actually very small compared to those affected. So what we need to do is we need to make the most of this time to turn to the almighty in every way. What is it that actually pleases Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala? to be honest, in a Hadith qudsi He tells us what He loves the most and there he says there is nothing more loved to me than that Which I made compulsory.

So it’s obvious from that that he only made it compulsory because he loves it. So if you want the love of Allah and you would like to earn the pleasure of Allah something you need to do is fulfill that which is obligatory compulsory in terms of your five daily prayers especially, so if something is compulsory and Allah has made it compulsory fulfill it. You will earn his pleasure when you do it, do it properly do it. because You want to do it, do it because you enjoy it. Take your time.

Don’t cut Corners, the same would apply, the prophet salallahu alaihe wasalam tells us in that narration that thereafter once the obligations are done a worshipper continues to engage in that which is voluntary but recommended in terms of Sunnah or nafal in the Arabic language and they would gain even more closeness to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. similarly What would displease Allah is to engage in that which is Haram. So we need to make sure we talk properly, We use our time properly, many people unfortunately are using their time very destructively online. They are recording themselves in an inappropriate way and posting it up. They are visiting sites, They’re not supposed to, this might be, might be in the case of some, the last few days of yours on Earth Is that how you want to spend them?

I think it’s important to remind each other as much as there is hope that we would perhaps most of us survive and I pray that all of us survived but that having been said you and I know the reality is people are going and Allah alone knows who’s going to go? don’t spend the last few days or the days of hardship in a way that you’re earning even more of the … or the displeasure of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala to say the least. This is just a short message.

I thought I’d share with you to encourage myself and yourselves. To take a moment to fulfill that which is compulsory properly, enjoy it and then don’t do that which is destructive of that which will earn the displeasure of Allah. may Allah make it easy for everyone of us. This is just sincere sound advice from your brother. It starts off with myself And then for every one of us, I really pray for those who have put their lives at risk to serve others. There are so many more, thanking the doctors and those on the front line and so many others have messaged me to say there Are people who are helping the elderly, there are drivers. There are public workers, There are so many who are still out there, risking their lives many of you have stayed away from home, many of you have long shifts, many of you are very tired, exhausted and I’ve been reading so many stories. Congratulations. We have no words to describe the brilliant work that you’re doing. this goes to all the staff, the emergency staff, the doctors, the surgeons, the nurses, the helpers ,everyone there are so many out there whom we may not even know. may Allah bless you. We’re really praying for you. And we consider you the true heroes and heroines of this particular struggle against coronavirus covid-19. Please don’t give up. may Allah bless you all and Grant you a beautiful recompense.

A Believer Never Loses | Stop Worrying & Being Depressed | Shaykh Hasan Ali

Hey, are you scared that the Coronavirus might hit you you might die from it? Well, if you’re scared that maybe you got something to think about, what are you scared of? what are you scared of? the fact that you might have to leave this world. that probably means that your attachment to this world, was a little bit too much seriously.

if death scares you then it means your heart was attached too much to this world. a little bit too much or maybe the love of your family. Was above the love of Allah azza wajal and his messenger (saw). Yes, you never made the prophet salallahu alayhi Salam more of a family member that you look forward to seeing and hugging on the day of judgment than your own family. And that’s why you scared. We Muslims will avoid anything to do with the Coronavirus will avoid going to the places of Coronavirus, will try and self isolate, it’s all in the Hadith, that’s fine. But we Muslims if something like that was to come about and if it hit us, our prophet (saw) told us that when a person dies from the plague, they are Shaheed, they are Martyr. and if a person dies from the coronavirus, hopefully they are also shahada. They’re also Martyrs, so a believer never loses, if I live alhumdillah I live, if I die I’m a shaheed. if I die from the coronavirus right now, I’m a shaheed, my tawbah and My repentance should be updated. That’s definite. I should have made Allah and his messenger (saw) my focal point at all times of my life. Number one Allah, Number two, the messenger salallahu alayhe wassallam, then my family and anyone else who ever my parents, so on, that’s fine. But number one Allah, Number two, the messenger salallahu alayhe wassallam,

If I’ve kept doing that. I’ll avoid getting in contact with the Coronavirus. But if it hits me and if it kills me that guess what? I’ve got better things to look forward to in the next side. That’s how believer should feel. Seriously. Why are you depressed for? why you sitting there? oh my God jummah is cancelled. Look look. Let me tell you this the hadees is clear in sahih Muslim if you’ve been going for Jummah, all these weeks of your life and one week, you couldn’t go, because of an excuse today in jummah… tomorrow when you get to jummah, you’re going to find the full reward of juma’a in your Deeds, book of deeds in the day of judgement. for not going Jummah. You know why? the prophet (saw) said when a person becomes ill or when a person is traveling and they can’t do the things they used to do before, Allah give them the same reward. So the fact that you couldn’t go to jummah. You can’t go tomorrow to Jummah So what? you would gain the reward but if you weren’t going to jummah you’re not going to get that reward, now think about it all the things you used to do all the good things you should do salah with jamaah, not you again, different some reasons…. you can’t go to the Masjid for Salah because they shut the Masjid.

Well if You’ve been going for as many Salah, you gone before you gain the full reward of that, right now sitting home or doing. I mean you shouldn’t be just sitting home. You should be doing jammah at home. right, do the jammah with your family because you’re a person who’s been doing by with jammah (congregation) and all those people who went to Jummah, all these weeks you gain the reward for that.. you went to jammah, You can reward for that. How does the believer lose that, you don’t do that? And if the person sitting there and thinking oh my God, I might die from this. Well, maybe it’s a good time for you to think about death. Maybe it’s a good time for you to think about death because it’s going to hit you one day anyway, and whatever is written for us is going to be coming our way anyway. Well, you know, we avoid going towards coronavirus or any area that has hit just like just like in the Hadith He (saw) says if … the plague in a place you’re not supposed to go into that country where the plague is and you know, those people there who have been struck by the plague. They’re not supposed to come out and and you know come out of that place and give the plague to others, right? So that’s that we as Muslims we’re going to take that precaution. We’re gonna have self isolate. what are… we going to take the precaution, fine? But in terms of the Coronavirus, I don’t see why people are being so moody, and so on look there’s a lot of good that’s going to come out of this. I’m telling you.

This is the time when we should sit down and reflect, right about all the good things that we’ve had. You can’t travel that was blessing of Allah that you’ve had right? We’ve got food. We… it’s not like we’re not you know, it’s not like we’ve got a famine or something. We haven’t got food, subhanallah, I don’t understand why people have been so depressed. Honestly, I don’t understand, Allah Azzawajal has given you everything everything you’ve got. Alright, you got your fridge, you got your food and … you got supermarkets… That are full of food. All right, and they’re going to carry on being supplied subhanallah all you have to do stay home. That’s all you have to that. You gain depressed? Oh my God.. food.. My reward… Well, if food runs out, let’s just talk about right if food Runs Out So what it? runs out… if we starve a little bit. So what? honestly so on, be prepared for it, be upright human being, be prepared for it. If you’re prepared for the worst.

If you prepared for death, the nothing can make you go down, my friend. Nothing can make you feel dumb. This is this what? if the pandemic goes into a worldwide crisis guess what? You know in some ways there’s gonna be a lot of good coming. I don’t I don’t hear you… know, a lot of people talking about war and this in that not everyone’s thinking about themselves right now. You understand. They’re not thinking about war out there, you know, a lot of good probably going to come out of this, a lot of people going to be thinking differently from what they were thinking beforehand and you as a Believer sit down get on with your life, cheer up and stop thinking that this is the end of the world. We know from the Hadith the end of the world will not happen until the dazzal comes and other . …you know, there’s going to be other Signs of the last hour, which I haven’t come yet. We know that so so it’s not the end of the world. Second thing is all these crises and so on is going to shape human beings to be better. So the time right now is to get on with you what we’re supposed to be doing all this time. Anyway, which is ibadah, get on with your prayers, get close to Allah, don’t do it just for the sake that the pandemic is here. We’re supposed to be doing that before … Anyway update towbah, be ready anytime death comes.. Boom.. gone to the next life. You shall have your martyrdom and you’ll have a better life over there. So stop worrying, stop being depressed. Sit down enjoy life, you know meet your family to whatever else you want to do. Yeah, you know don’t feel that. This is the last day you’re going to be going from them… from the earth…. My God, you got a bigger family on the other side waiting for you, my friend. If you make it your alien to the best place in the next world where all the good souls are your, you know, forefathers your aunties, uncles Whoever has passed away before the waiting for you, right? you’ll be over there. You’ll be with a better family over there. So sit down, right enjoy your life and either way you win because you’re a believer, alhamdulillah