Category: Transforming Life

The Best Words To Remove Jealousy From The Heart! Mufti Menk

The most important organ that we have is the heart. The heart is closely connected to the mind. So if you have a clean heart, it actually affects the mind and the mind begins to do things that are correct and pleasing to Allah Almighty. Because the heart is clean.

To cleanse the heart is the duty of every Muslim. How do I clean my heart? What should I do to clean my heart?

What is your connection with the word of Allah? Do you make an effort with it? If not, your heart cannot be pure. It’s impossible that’s the word of the owner of the hearts. And He’s the one who turns the hearts.

If you don’t have a connection with His words, His reminders, His warnings, then how can you expect your heart to be clean? So if you don’t read the Quran and you don’t want to know its meaning and it irritates you when people tell you what the Quran says, then you have a diseasedheart that requires attention.

If you don’t want to take Allah’s reminder, whose reminder do you want?

Sometimes you might think you have everything. Are you sure that’s not only material items you’re talking about?

When you don’t have Salat Al Fajr, you have zero.

Know 7 Reasons To Search For Your Heart! Ali Hammuda

There isn’t anything on planet Earth that requires more attention and polishing and purifying and curing than the condition of the human heart.

The first Prophethood was heralded with open heart surgery. So Prophet would began with the purification of the heart from a physical perspective, this is why this topic is so serious.

The receptor of Islamic admonition is the heart. The receiver what receives the Islamic reminder, whether Quran or Hadith, or a Friday sermon or a lecture like this, what is receiving it primarily is your heart not your ears, not any other sensory faculty that you have.

The analogy of the human heart and how it behaves to revelation.

The motivator towards the doing of good deed is the heart. The practitioners of Islam, those who practice their religion, they do so because of their hearts that encourages them.

The prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, there is a limb in the body. If it is sound, the rest of the body will be sound. If it is corrupt, the rest of the body will be corrupt.

The place where fitnah is presented to is the human heart.

The home of happiness is the heart. If you leave your heart unattended, watch how happiness will vanish. And the opposite is true. Give your heart the attention it deserves. And watch how Allah will bring happiness back into your life

Imam Ibn Qayyim (Rah) said, who should be written with ink of gold or something more precious than the ink of gold, like the tears of the righteous believer that he sheds for the sake of his Lord.

He said, but in the human heart there is a sense of scattering that can only be gathered by returning back to Allah. And in the human heart there is a sense of loneliness that can only be erased by finding companionship with Allah.

And in the human heart, there is a sense of fear and anxiety that can only be removed by fleeing back to Allah. And in the heart there is a sense of regret that can only be extinguished by being content with Allah.

The greatest of all deeds, they are the deeds of the heart. in the absence of certain internal acts of worship in the heart that are absent, all of it will be in vain.

The center of attention on the Day of Judgment will be the human heart.

Seven Habits To Have More Wealth And Life Extended By Making The Best Use Of Your Time | Dr. Omar Suleiman

There’s a very famous narration where the Prophet (pbuh) said that, Time; the hour will not come until time shrinks.

So he (pbuh) said, that time would shrink and so the deeds, the output of good deeds would be less, and greed, miserliness, stinginess would be placed in the hearts of people, and the Prophet (pbuh) said, and murder would become prevalent, murder would become prevalent.

And so there is a direct connection between the shrinking of time and the shrinking of the output of deeds.

just go over seven things were extracted from the Sunnah of the Prophet (pbuh) about  how to have blessing in your time.

And the first thing is that the Prophet (pbuh) was a morning person. The prophet (pbuh) said that Oh Allah, bless my nation in its early hours, bless my Ummah in its early hours.

Number two; avoiding sins and drama. And they are interconnected.

The third thing; spending time with your family,

The fourth thing; acts of gratitude.

Number five, a daily recitation of the Quran specifically surah al baqarah.

Number six, incorporating remembrance into your routine

The last thing: Keep the company of productive / righteous people,

 

How You Get Trapped Into Bad Habits & How To Break The Habit Loop | Mufti Menk

If you look at the teachings of Islam, every time there is something Allah has instructed you to do. If you look at prayer five times a day, every single day, you need a lot of discipline to fulfill that. So there must be a reason why Allah wants us to be disciplined and fulfill it every day.

When Satan wants to trap you, he has to use the similar concept that you use when you want to trap a rat.

When you discipline yourself for the sake of Allah, you will lead a very content life. You will be the happiest person yet you’ve never touched a drug, Yet You don’t smoke or drink.. Yet You don’t have bad habits. But you are a happy, content person. You know why? you are focused on the right things in life.

A habit is something you got yourself into. I promise you, don’t blame someone else for your bad habits. They are yours. You will have to work on your bad habits. No one else is going to be able to eradicate it, but they will either produce towards it or away from it.

Discipline yourself for the sake of Allah and watch your doors opening. Replace something bad with the recitation of the Quran with the dhikr of Allah. Repeat the names of Allah. Repeat some of the words taught by the prophet (pbuh) of praise of Allah, of praise of the messenger (pbuh), Send blessings and salutations upon him and see what it does to you? Sit down. Think about it.

What goodness do you have that people can take from you? Come on, you have to have it because you are part of the people on the Earth who have to leave a legacy.

Remember, your body gets tuned to something that you tuned to, so tune it towards Allah, not away from Allah. If you have a habit of anything, be it weed or whatever, you need to convert it to something good.

I Have Been Poisoned By Betrayal & Sick of People! What Should I Do Now | Dr. Omar Suleiman

What if I just don’t want any friends? What if I’m just tired of being around people? And at this point in my life, I’ve been through so many friendships, so many relationships where I always feel like I’m the one that’s giving more where I always feel like it ends up in some sort of betrayal, someone taking advantage of me. And at this point I’m just sick of people.

And it reminded me instantly of Hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) that the one who mixes with the people and encounters what naturally is some of the hardship that comes when you deal with people is better than the one who shuns the people and does not tolerate what comes from them, is not patient with the hardship that comes from them.

The Prophet (Pbuh) said, people are like a set of 100 camels, out of 100, you’ll only find one that’s good for a journey. And if you think about people, you can only rely on one person out of 100.

Prophet (pbuh) said when someone entrust you with something, then fulfill their trust. Don’t betray those who betray you, don’t act in like manner with people that act in a certain way with you.

We learn from the Prophet (pbuh), that don’t punish people with the pain that was inflicted on you and also lower your expectations in people as a whole and place your hopes in the reward of Allah (swt).

How Do You Feel The Company Of Your Friends! Jealous or Spiritual | Ustad Asim Khan

This is an advice from Allah to the prophet (Pbuh) That hold yourself back and keep it the company of those who are following you now, who are the poor, the needy, the slaves and yeah,

you desire that people, you know, from the upper class, people from the rich and Powerful, the wealthy embrace your message and follow you and they don’t, you know, turn away with their nose and their ear because of the fact that poor people are surrounding, no… From Surat al-kahf, verse 28.

Be the company of those who are sincere. Don’t worry about those people who they are. if you want to be more sincere with Allah, you to find the right company. You need to be in the company of people who remind you about Allah.

Here, think about the people that you spend time with.. When you are in their company or when you leave from their company, how do you feel?

Sometimes people spend their time with somebody else and then they leave feeling jealous; that is not a person who reminds you about Allah.

We should seek out friendship with people when we leave their company or when we’re in their company, they remind us about Allah. They remind us about the things that make us less worldly even if they’re not funny, even if they’re not rich, even if they’re not influential, even if they’re not popular. Why? Because they are giving you something that money cannot buy, and that is increasing you in your sincerity

This Man Suddenly Struck Gold! Very Recent True Story of Allah’s Plan | Mufti Menk

Many times in life we fail to progress because we are stuck in the past, and this is not only true when it comes to our own faults and our own sins but even with others. At times it is in the best of your interests to let go of something that looks like you cannot let it go. But in order for you to progress, yes, you must let it go.

Because many people are bogged down in life, they simply cannot move forward. You’re going through a tough time. Trust me; we’ve all been through tough times. But it will last longer, if you don’t progress and you don’t look at the future shine your eyes and take a look at the glass in front of you that shows you the whole road that you don’t even want to walk on.

We become lazy and sad simply because we had something traumatic that happened in our lives. It’s not the end of the road, look up and move forward.

If I told you want to look back it should only be to learn a lesson but not to get stuck in it in such a way that you don’t move forward, remember this.

Look forward, make duaa to Allah, ask Allah, turn to Allah. Make duaa, bear patience. Don’t worry; if the Prophet (Pbuh) went through it who are we? We will go through even more. Don’t ever leave Allah at the time of your hardship. Never blame Allah, no way.

Remember my brothers and sisters, You Are Not Alone. We are in it together. We all have challenges, myself included.  Learn to help one another, learn to say a good word to one another, and learn to be focused, work hard. A day will come when you will smile. May Allah grant us ease.

We go through challenges we go through hardship. Let’s look forward. Let’s progress to instill hope in the hearts of the People by telling them don’t get bogged with the past whether it’s someone who did something to you, whether it’s your own past, you need to look ahead, you need to move forward and you need to understand, make the most of whatever Allah has given you.

Turn to Allah before it is too late. Don’t lose Hope in the mercy of Allah. You are definitely good enough. Just make amends, Get Up, Stand Up and move, move forward, get up for Salah, Ask Allah’s forgiveness.

What Exactly Happened On The 10th Of Muharram & It’s Some Misconceptions | Mufti Menk

What is Haram and why is this month called Muharram?

As Muslims we are Supposed to be making resolutions every night. We’re supposed to be renewing our vows to with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala every night. We’re supposed to be seeking forgiveness every night. We’re taught to make sure when we go to bed, We make peace with Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala there is a supplication that you and I are supposed to be reading before going to bed every night and part of it  Is that o Allah if you take my soul away in Sleep then have mercy on it.

And if you send it back then meaning if you allow me to awaken in the morning, then protect me in the same way that you protect the pious friends of yours or the pious slaves of yours.

If you’ve fallen into sin again And again, you need to go back to Allah again And again and again

 

The month of Muharram, Yes as much as it is the first month of The Islamic calendar, we need to realize it has a certain value, the prophet Muhammad  sallallahu alayhi wasallam towards the end of his life used to fast a lot in the month of Muharram and the fasts of Muharram also hold great value with the 10th of Muharram being the peak of these fasts, subhanallah.

What Exactly Happened On The 10th Of Muharram & It’s Some Misconceptions

This depicts the Victory of the oppressed over the oppressor. It also depicts the defeat of the oppressor, no matter how powerful he thinks he is. So we should be pondering for a moment and we should be thanking Allah and we should have hope in Allah if someone has wronged Remember Triumph will come remember, they will be Defeated.

Remember Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala is not oblivious of what is happening. He knows and he is going to deal with the matter decisively.

The Day Of Deleting Bad Habits From The Spirit Of Eid Al-Adha | Very Powerful one

I commenced by congratulating you upon this beautiful day of Eid which is also a Friday. We thank Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for giving us this great opportunity and I remind yourselves and myself that this eid is all about the sacrifice and the submission to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala that of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wassalam when Allah instructed him to do something, he did it without questioning that pleased Allah so much that Allah gave us a day where we can remember that sacrifice and also consider it a very happy occasion.

This would mean that every time Allah has instructed us to do something. We should be doing that without questioning Allah.

You will be questioned about your prayers. I want to draw your attention to things that are happening in our midst nowadays that people take for granted and they don’t realize that they need to do better in order to display their obedience to Allah.

“Everything you do;  your actions, whatever you do, your words, your movements all of that. Ask yourself when I meet with Allah, I’m going to be shown this action. Will I be proud of it?

When you meet with Allah, on that day when the book is spread. When the book is placed he’s going to show you everything; The book of Deeds.

The use of social media, the way we’re using social media at times we tend to forget; I have a lord to answer to, I have a day of judgment that I’m going to go to, all these Deeds are going to be shown to me

Desperate Help Of Allah’s Mercy With Powerful Dhikr From Depression | Mufti Menk

We will go through sadness, anxiety and so much more in terms of difficulty hardship. The days will not be the same. We are just human beings….

Allah has Never Promised You material things but He has promised to contentment and happiness.

Some of the happiest people have very little when it comes to material belongings, but they have the ownership of something that is very great. That is the relationship with Allah and Allah is the owner of the heart. Allah will give it calmness.

Many people follow the trends of this world, and these Trends are sometimes leading to anxiety, trends of the world to expose ourselves…..

We need to live up to a standard of someone else and we cannot do that so we become depressed.

Trends of the world to show off what you have, when you show off what you have you will never have as much as others. So you will be led to depression and anxiety and stress and so much more.

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says if you want to compete with someone compete with them in good deeds, in helping others in being the best person in your Character your conduct and so on.

Allah liberates you from the clutches from the enslavement of materialistic competition. Allah truly liberates you by saying be excited with what we’ve given you, be happy with the condition we have kept you in.

Don’t compare yourself with those who have more materially, your heart will be absolutely content. subhanallah wa bihamdihi subhanallahil adzim

Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him) said, that the messenger of Allah (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) used to profusely say:

يَا مُقَلِّبَ الْقُلُوبِ ثَبِّتْ قَلْبِي عَلَى دِينِكَ

yaa mu-qallibal quloob thab-bit qalbee ‘alaa deenik
“O turner of hearts, keep my heart firm upon Your religion.”

We all want Paradise, but when we get there on the Day of Judgment will the prophet peace be upon him recognize us?  That’s a question; I want you to ask yourselves.

يَا حَيُّ يَا قَـيُّومُ
بِرَحْمَتِكَ أَسْتَغِيثُ
أَصْلِحْ لِي شَأْنِي كُلَّهُ
وَلَا تَكِلْنِي إِلَى نَفْسِي طَرْفَةَ عَيْنٍ

Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoomu
(O Ever Living, O Ever Sustaining)
bi rahmatika astagheeth
(in Your mercy I seek relief)
aslih lee sha’nee kullahu
(rectify for me all of my affairs)
wa laa takilnee ilaa nafsee tarfata ‛ayn
(and do not leave me to myself even for the blink of an eye).
[Al-Haakim No# 2000 and he graded it authentic]