Four things (Cyclone in Zimbabwe, in Mozambique and in Malawi, the Ethiopian Airlines crash , Christchurch shooting, and shooting in Netherlands) have happened recently that I know of that have all resulted in the loss of life. all of them are very very sad, some of them are worse than others because of the human factor. the reason is innocent lives have been lost there’s a gunman whether he was Muslim or not, it becomes irrelevant.
so I pray that we can all be vehicles of spreading goodness, justice, love, kindness Understanding, respect, humility, tolerance and whatever other goodness that there is.
Learn to be respectful, think logically you’re not the only person on earth has a right to live on this earth, remembered that…. Mufti Menk
In this lecture #MuftiMenk presents how to overcome sadness by asking a few questions by oneself as things do not happen according to what or according to how we want them to happen. We are human beings it is only natural and normal that sometimes we feel very #happy and sometimes we feel sad. So when we are happy we need to ask ourselves what is it that has made us happy if it is the relationship you have with Allahsubhanahu wata’ala that is something everlasting; if it is something material connected to this world remember it is temporary and the day will come when Allah will test you by reversing it, it has to be. This life on earth is absolutely it is not going to last long; we in actual fact are here to be tested. So this is Allah He is the one who gives you glad tidings. So do not lose focus and we should praise Allah upon all conditions.
Mufti Menk ends with a powerful narration that always brings about a lot of comfort in our hearts “Amazing are the affairs of a true believer, all of his /her affairs are always good; nothing bad can happen to a true believer. When goodness happens he / she is thankful, when bad happens he /she is patient but he / she never upsets with Allah, he /she never be angry, He /She is always smiling, he/ she is always remembering Allah (swt)#Subhanallah, #Alhamdulillah these are the words these are the actions that will alleviate the #sadness that we feel sometimes as human beings.
#MuftiMenk starts with mentioning two questions who Am I & why am I here in this lecture ?
He cited from Surah At-Tin Allah says that we have created mankind in the best of postures no other creature of #Allah has a better posture than ours in the #Quran. We have to ask ourselves the question, why am I on earth, how come people come, when I come onto the earth I can’t remember the moment that I came into and I cannot remember at the time that I was in the #womb of my mother but I was living and there was a life at a certain point 120 days I can’t remember anything how come, why? There must be a reason Allah say in surah al Mulk that it is He who created death and life in order to #test you.
#MuftiMenk highlights we all know that when you do good there is good that you will reap. The evil effects of sin in the lives of the believers that is full of #depression a life that is filled with #sadness a life that is filled with #anxiety and #stress. Mufti Menk reminds us remember in Islam we are taught more important than the figure is the blessing of the Almighty in this lecture.
Mufti Menk Quotes in this lecture, “The doors of repentance are open always for as long as it doesn’t get to the end we are still living; we’re still breathing we haven’t yet got to sakrat; we haven’t yet got to Gargara meaning the point of death of each one of us and the world is not yet come to an end. So we can turn back to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, so remember the more we become conscious of Allah the less we will fear the rest and the less we are conscious of Allah the more we begin to fear the rest”.
#MuftiMenk mentions the key elements how to form a good #relationship in a #family in this lecture with English Subtitle. He said that the most important people in your life are your parents . We need to respect our #parents because if we respect our parents we will be able to fulfil the plan of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala here on earth.
Mufti Menk Quotes in this lecture “The parents should be the friends of the children; well technically yes they should be a friendship but there must be a little line where they know that’s my father that’s my mother there has to be a little line.”
#MuftiMenk points that it is the time when we should be displaying the true characteristics of a Muslim but how are we going to do that if we don’t know what it is that we’re supposed to be following- so while we are supposed to be navigating through these times we must realize and understand that without #knowledge we will never be able to practice true Islam to hold identity during the testing time changing world in this lecture.
Mufti Menk quotes in this lecture “Knowledge comes with softening if it is sound and if it is received with a sincere heart with a heart that is conscious of Allah subhanahu wata’ala.”