Category: Transforming Life

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]

The Blessing Of Staying Away From Haram Income And Relationship~Mufti Menk

In verse number 94 (surah-Al-Ma’idah), Allah loves it when we stay away from things for His sake.

 

Only to test you Allah allows certain things He has prohibited to be accessible to you and He makes it easy for you to do achieve that but you stay away for His sake.

When a person is married for the sake of their spouse. They would sometimes stay away from adultery Etc. But if you were to do it for the sake of Allah, it is far broader and you will achieve the happiness of your spouse too subhanallah….

Even if the person comes to you and really asks you to commit the sin with them, if you were to abstain bearing Allah in mind, aren’t you on a Higher level? You achieve the Comfort.

When adultery is very easy to commit and you still stay away from it. You’ve arrived at a different level in your relationship with Allah.

When things are prohibited, sometimes Allah might test you by making it accessible; it is so tempting to earn money in the wrong way. Allah says, do you prefer me or you prefer the money that is earned in a wrong..

Why? SubhanAllah, it’s up to you to prove yourself to Allah.

So those who stay away they have the correct relationship with Allah.

How To Empower Positively For Feeling No Way Out Besides At Times Considering Suicide | Mufti Menk

every day is an opportunity for you to prove to Allah (Swt) That while you’re waiting for the day, you’re going to return to Allah, you are going to be the best possible person in your short Stay on Earth.

Anything that happens on Earth is also temporary. The only thing that carries with you; your Deeds. The way you did what you did for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. So let’s do as much good as we can on Earth.

Many people are losing faith, simply because of hardships they’re going through; they see no way out besides at times considering suicide.

Remember one thing Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has prohibited suicide. He clearly says in the Quran and don’t ever kill yourselves. Indeed Allah is the most merciful upon you.

We all need to know Allah has Mercy over takes any problem or issue that we have. Rely on Allah, trust Allah. It’s a matter of time after Darkness. The light will definitely come.

It’s normal for human beings to feel low at times. It’s normal for human beings to be over thinking at times. It’s normal for someone to have a little bit of anxiety at times.

But remember lay your trust in Allah, number one. Believe in Allah; understand with conviction that Allah will resolve your matter.

We are on earth together for a very short period of time prove, to Allah that you are going to be the best of human beings by reaching out to the rest of the human beings in the most beautiful and productive way ever.

 

A Dangerous Quality Allah Talked About In Surah An-Nisa

If you are a True Believer, it’s not all about yourself. It’s about us.

I don’t want to be harmed. So I definitely will not harm and I’m going to go a step further and help those who I think maybe be harmed by others. I’ll try to protect others as well. So that Allah will protect me.

So, Allah speaks about a certain quality that’s very dangerous and we need to protect ourselves from it and we need to talk about it and we need to be protected from it as well.

In verse number 54 of Surat annisa, Allah speaks about jealousy and what it does, don’t allow yourself to be jealous of others. Thank Allah for bestowing upon others His Favor, the most you could do is to ask Allah to give you a similar favor but never ask Allah to extinguish a favour He’s given someone else just because you want it.

So Allah is telling you don’t be jealous of others.

By you being jealous you automatically become unhappy with what Allah has chosen for someone. And if you’re unhappy with Allah, you have plunged yourself into the biggest possible crisis.

Work hard towards achieving what you want. Try call out to Allah, say to Allah, oh Allah you’ve blessed this person with so much grant them more, give them Baraka and bless me too in a similar way.

How to Forgive Someone When It’s Hard | Mufti Menk

How would you expect the mercy of Allah when you are merciless!

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If Allah is encouraging you to forgive others, you need to know that it will help you health-wise as well. It will be holistically beneficial when you release things.

The more difficult it is to forgive, the greater the reward of forgiving and the more likelihood of you achieving the Forgiveness of Allah.

When we say Ramadan is a month of Mercy, a month of forgiveness. We start off with ourselves being merciful and that is a point many people miss. People think when we say Ramadan is a month of mercy and forgiveness. It is only to achieve the mercy and forgiveness of Allah not realizing that to get that mercy and that forgiveness, you have to be merciful yourself, and you have to forgive yourself meaning you have to learn to forgive others.

The Prophet Muhammed (saw) says Allah does not have mercy upon the one who doesn’t have mercy on the rest of mankind, on the people.

Don’t make a mistake, be merciful and Allah will be even more merciful.

Feel Like Buying Whenever You Desire | Don’t Waste All Of Your Good In This Life | Shaykh Omar Suleiman

Umar (Ra) was being a teacher, a mentor to Jabir Ibn Abdullah [r] and was basically saying to him look just because you have unlimited access to limited resources that others don’t doesn’t mean that you should Grant yourself that unlimited access to those things doesn’t mean that you should purchase whenever you feel like purchasing because you have the means to do so, right?

We have limited resources. We have an inherent scarcity and just because we have access easy access to those things or we might be amongst those that have easy access to those things doesn’t mean we should always use that access to make things as easy as possible for us and treat ourselves as much as we want to these blessings that have been made available to us.

We’re meant to be restricted. We’re meant to be limited. And if Allah has blessed us to this point to where we never had to think that way then let’s think that way now in sha Allah tala and take advantage of these moments to discipline ourselves spiritually With the blessings that were so readily available to us before. – Shaykh Omar Suleiman