Category: Transforming Life

Story Of A Man Who Was Swallowed By The Earth| Shaykh Ali Hammuda

The true worshipers, the true servants of ar-rahman are those who walk the earth with ease. The very first description that has been given to us about these righteous people has nothing to do with their prayer, their sadaqa, their fasting, their beard, their hijab, their niqab none of it and all of this is essential, don’t get me wrong. it is a description of how they walk and the Quran has given so much attention to this topic of walking.

These true worshipers of Allah can be recognized as a very special category of people, merely by looking at their gait.

The walk has so much so much about a person. These true servants of Ar-Rahman they glorify their Lord so much and they are so shy of him that it appears not only in their bowing and prostration at night, it shows by day when they are walking going to work, going to the marketplace, visiting their relatives by the way they walk you know this is a very special category of people, Allahu Akbar.

 

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “While a man was walking in a fine garment, with his hair groomed and impressed with himself, Allah caused the earth to swallow him. He will be buried until the Day of Resurrection.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5452, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2088

They walk upon the earth Allah said they have pride not arrogance confidence in the religion that Allah has given them.

-Shaykh Ali Hammuda

The Biggest Examination Ever – Mufti Menk

Sometimes young people say that’s quite boring; why would Allah make us scared to test us and I tell them you know what why did you go to school? Well, I went to school so that I can live and I can get a job after I’ve graduated and I can do something so that I can earn so that I can have a comfortable life.

Well, Allah says this whole life is just like a school; you’ve come here you can get your qualification so that you have your certificate on the Day of Judgment so that you can have a comfortable eternity, your entire life thereafter will be comfortable. so there will be rules and regulations just like at any school there’s rules and regulations.

 

There will be so much like school but we’re ready to do that for schools and to learn for a few years 20 years to study so hard in order to be able to learn for the next 30 or 40 years because at the age of about 55, 60; they retire you which means your books no longner are gonna help you.

The clock is ticking. Something somehow somewhere needs to change our lives positively. because if it doesn’t we can have wasted our time in life.

we prepare for this worldly life which is not going to last long and we teach our children to prepare for the worldly life that’s not going to last long and it’s not wrong by the way to prepare for it but we prepare for it much more than the interests that we have in the hereafter which is far greater, subhanAllah.

The biggest examination ever is not GCSE, it’s not A level, it’s not your university degree, no. the biggest examination ever, the result of it shall be on the day of judgement. Don’t lose focus.

-Mufti Menk

Showing Off On Social Media Creates A Two-Way Problem- Mufti Menk

From the story of Yusuf (A.S)

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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

EP14 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

when we joke, yes we’d like people to laugh, make sure that that laughter is within the limits of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, the jokes should not be blasphemous, they should not be abusive or hurtful to any race, to any religion, to any group of people and more than anything they should not be disrespectful to Allah, to the signs of Allah, to the messengers of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala.

The reason is if we do that we will lose contentment.

This we get from the Quran, Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala warns us in surah At-Tawba where there were people who were claiming to have joked about the Prophet peace be upon him and the messengers and later on they actually were proven guilty.

And if you ask them, they will surely say, “We were only conversing and playing.” Say, “Is it Allah and His verses and His Messenger that you were mocking?” (9:65)

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala speaks about how important it is to appreciate things people do, no matter how small they are. Because Allah Himself appreciates what people do, no matter how small things are.

When someone does good don’t forget it. How many people we have done good to they’ve forgotten but don’t realize how many people have done good to us and we have forgotten. Don’t forget the goodness someone has done to you even if it was a very small portion of goodness because Allah doesn’t forget and Allah rewards in a massive way.

Those who criticize the contributors among the believers concerning [their] charities and [criticize] the ones who find nothing [to spend] except their effort, so they ridicule them – Allah will ridicule them, and they will have a painful punishment. (9:79)

If you scoff at someone Allah will scoff at you, you laugh at someone Allah will create the environment for you to be laughed at. Where is your contentment? It’s gone because you hurt someone. you thought bad and evil about someone. Watch out.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks of the benefit of the zakah and the charity that is taken from the Muslims. what does this zakat actually due to us? it brings about contentment when you have given with a good heart, open heart ,when you are calculating your zakat and your being miserly you will not achieve goodness.

Take, [O, Muhammad], from their wealth a charity by which you purify them and cause them increase, and invoke [ Allah ‘s blessings] upon them. Indeed, your invocations are reassurance for them. And Allah is Hearing and Knowing. (9:103)

From- Mufti Menk

 

In Sha Allah! These Beautiful Heart-Touching Words Will Change Your Dress Code Forever

In Surat Anfal Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala  Makes Mention  Of The Gifts That He Bestows Upon Man And The Fact That He Doesn’T Take Them Away Until Man Deserves That They Be Taken Away.

That is because Allah would not change a favor which He had bestowed upon a people until they change what is within themselves. And indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing. (8:53)

How Many Of Us Lose Contentment Because We’Re Wealthy? You Know What That Means? We Became Wealthy, Temporary Contentment, We Forgot Allah. So Allah Snatches The Contentment Away.

Do Not Take blessings For Granted.  When Allah Has Given You Things Take It Seriously, Get Closer To Allah. So Many People Forget Allah On Their Wedding Days,  On The Day Of Eid, So Many People Turn Away From Allah On Days, When They Are Enjoying The Parties And Whatever Else They Have, Celebrating The Birth Of A Child Or Whatever It May Be Those Are The The Means Of Destruction Of Our Contentment.

We Destroy The Contentment That We’Ve Had, Why? Because We Forget Allah During Our Happy Days, The Next #Eid That We Have Remembered To Worship Allah, Thank Him, #Dress Appropriately, You Will Be Content.

The Next Time You Cut A Pair Of Clothing Or You Buy A Pair Of Clothing, Make Sure It Is Something That Is Modest And That Would Please Allah. If The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him Had To See You He Would Be Proud Of The Way You Dressed, Think About it.

We Always Say The Day That Covering Yourself Makes You Very Happy And The Day That Exposing Yourself Makes You Sad Is The Day That You Have Actually Developed A Better Relationship With Allah.

For All Days Try To Please Allah, Try To Please Allah And Do Things In The Right Way. Imagine People Look At Your Dress Code On The Day Of Your Wedding And They Say Wow I’D Like To Cover Like How Fatima Covered For Example And When They Do That You Get A Reward While Yours Lying Down At Home Without Even Knowing, You’Re Achieving Blessings….

You are Searching For Contentment. It Is All Over Revelation And This Is Why We Say Contentment Is Truly From Revelation. – #MuftiMenk

Practice These Simple But Powerful Things To Calm The Soul – Mufti Menk

Change The Way You Look At Things

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Allah has blessed you. Be happy with the morsel of food and always look at those who have less than you. at those across the globe. Our brothers and sisters not only in humanity but in faith as well are struggling without a morsel of clean food or water.

The Quran is here only for us to follow it in order to get happiness, contentment. The Sunnah of the prophet (saw) and its simplicity is only there for us to get contentment and happiness. This contentment is connected to the dunya as well as the Akhirah.

When you lose focus that you are about to go into the hereafter, you become very very  sad because the world is such it progresses faster than you can run behind it. The dunya and the world it will always run faster than you.

You can have the best and the latest and you could be the wealthiest. Someone will something will overtake what you have. There will be things that will progress in a way that you will no longer be at the top. That’s how the world.

But when you are running behind Allah in order to please Allah then you will definitely be the happiest person even if you have a basic salary. Rush towards Allah it will solve your problems of this world and the next.

You will not achieve contentment if there are no five daily prayers in your life. There is no chance of you achieving the total contentment of this world and the next zero chance. You might have temporary happiness due to something material around you but that is not contentment there is a big difference between the two.

Contentment is a condition that you would actually feel and you would live through even if you didn’t have a lot of what others have.

Allah  doesn’t  promise the believers money nor does He promise them that you will have authority on land or good looks or good health and so on with all your sickness and your problems and your unemployment and your difficulties and whatever other issues you have when you are close to Allah it becomes irrelevant. My salah was in order, the minute I said Allah Akbar, I had a smile on my face

Praise Allah by in terms of dikir:

subhanAllah, alhamdulillah,  allahu akbar, la ilaha illa llah, subhanallahi wa bihamdihi, subhan allah al azeem asha’Allah, Tabarrok Allah to get peace in the heart.

In indeed those who believe achieve contentment of the heart through the remembrance of Allah. For indeed it is only through the remembrance of Allah, that the hearts will achieve contentment. (From the holy Quran). –  Mufti Menk

FUNNY! SLAP FROM THE MOST PIOUS – MUFTI MENK

⚡️Forgiveness Mostly We Are Taught To Forgive But We’re Never Taught To Forget..‼️
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Make sure that you don’t abuse people; you don’t oppress people to be saved from the hellfire. If you committed a terrible sin, major sin but you seek forgiveness from Allah, he’ll wipe it out. Why? it’s between you and Him.

But the minute you slandered someone there are three people involved meaning three parties involved who, you and Allah and there is another guy or another person. Allah is Ghafoor, Rahim, most merciful, most forgiving that person is not most forgiving most merciful.

By right if you want to be forgiven for something you did wrong against someone else, you are going to have to put put your ego away, your pride needs to go aside; say, listen my brother I’m really sorry for what I said about you. I was totally wrong, totally unjustified and that’s it, please forgive me.

✅ In Islam the forget part of it is not necessary. If you’ve forgiven from your heart ,one or two things; you can either embrace. That’s the best type of forgiveness which means we’re buddies again or you can forgive without an embrace which means I’ve forgiven you but I don’t really want to have much to do with you because I really don’t know if I’m gonna be harmed again from you. People think a pious Muslim is a person who just keeps getting slaps that’s not a pious Muslim. Sometimes a pious Muslim is he who says hey what are doing? Be careful, you know I’ll slap you back; you’re not going to carry on this way – Mufti Ismail Menk