Category: Transforming Life

Beware! People Would Die To Be Married To Your Wife While You Are Alive – Mufti Menk

People are stressed you know what? They can’t show that stress to the people they work with because they’re big guys there. They want to impress the girls at work. so they don’t show them any bad habits, nothing but you go home first thing, you start swearing, you start screaming, you start shouting, you start showing your real self, subhanAllah.

SubhanAllah, that’s why the Prophet (saw) says you know who the best person is, the one who’s best to his family members, always the best. You know why? that person has shown the family that when I’m upset I’m still a good guy, when I’m angry I’m still a good guy, when I’m hungry I’m still a good guy, when I’ve suffered a bad day I’m still a good guy, when I’ve suffered the loss I’m still a good guy and I’m always a good guy. Then you’re really a good guy SubhanAllah. But if you’re a good guy outside the home and when you come back home then you’re not a good guy at all. Who knows better what type of a person you are? Those are at home. So that’s the reason why the prophet (saw) tells us watch who you are. You want to reallyknow who a man is, go ask his wife. You want to really know who a woman is ask the husband or ask the family members.

Be honest be upright, you lose a deal because of your honesty; no problem, Allah will give you Baraka, Baraka in it.

Blessings are snatched away when sins are committed remember that. You have the best spouse, the best person Allah chose for you as a husband or as a wife. You cannot see it because you know what? You’re involved in other sins. so you’re blinded. Blinded by whom? By Shaitaan, your home is no longer happy because your relationship with Allah is weak; your relationship with Shaitaan has become strong. Your relationship with Shaitaan becomes strong you become blind what happens to the blindness? The is the best wife on earth, I don’t want to say but perhaps I should.. Should I? People would die to be married to your wife and you’re still alive…

We couldn’t see that. we’re we’re blinded because there’s some sin blinded because there’s some sin happening either this Haram income there, either this Haram relationships there, either this Haram food there, either there’s something wrong happening there, either there’s no Salah; there’s no connection with Allah. So the coolness of the eyes will not be achieved because the heat of the sin has overtaken that saying, point number one: develop your relationship with Allah. – Mufti Menk

Softened Heart Is One Of The Clearest Signs Of The Closeness To Allah ~ Mufti Menk

Does that for Allah; see your family, and see your home becoming a happy home because you put Allah at the beginning. the one was develop your relationship with Allah, the other one was your character and conduct because that Allah has created everything else. Your relationship with all those things watch it, develop it that’s your jannah. Those two things; how you are with Allah and how you are with everything else.

you’ve got you’ve got to cleanse yourself, take out the jealousy, take out the malice, take out the Envy, take out the love you know everyone loves nice things but when that love for worldly items becomes so high you want it by hook or crook and both hooking and crooking are not allowed ,right? It’s not allowed. You can’t crook.

Let’s develop ourselves, many of us are lacking in character. We are Muslims; we’re an embarrassment to Islam a lot of the times. We.. our dealings are not honest and then we’re looking for happiness, sometimes the way we talk to people full of swear words, I promise you we can eradicate that, we can do without it. it doesn’t need to be there. you want a happy home, use respectful terms talk to people with love, with care, with respect in your home, listen to them, help them through their problems,

we want happiness we look… we’re searching for contentment, I promise you Islam has come with so much of ease, a lot of the people actually don’t follow it. They think they do. That’s why we say don’t judge a book by its cover.

Allah tests everyone with different types of tests. When Allah tests you with certain tests, it’s on your level; you’re going to need to ask yourself you know what? This is a test from Allah I need to pass it. It doesn’t mean because I look outwardly pious that suddenly I’m gonna pass all my tests then Shaytan attacks your heart by doing what: Messing it, becoming dirty. You start belittling people.

That’s why when you see a person who’s who’s really close to Allah, one of the clearest signs of the closeness to Allah is that your heart is softened. You feel mercy towards others, that’s from the Prophet Muhammad (saw),

It is because of the mercy of Allah that you are lenient towards everyone. You’re not hard-hearted. You’re not harsh. That’s the sign of the mercy of Allah when you are really close to Allah you become a soft person. In the sense that you care for others; You have mercy.

-Mufti Menk

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