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It’s Time Of Sharing And Caring Not Making Money Out Of This Situation The Wonder Of Black Seed Oil | Mufti Menk

Hope you guys are well. I thought I’d just give you a quick message to say I’m doing fine, Masha Allah. Hope everyone else is fine. And Alhumdillah, today I just want to say something very very quick, my brothers and sisters, It’s not the end of the world that they will be a lot that’s going to happen. But everyone, mashallah, this is the time not of making money. This is the time of reaching out to others with whatever money you’ve made all along. This is the the time of not saying them and us, it is all of us. We’re all together. If this is not the time of differences, this is the time of unity. This is the time of sticking together. This is the time of being very very strong.

This is the time of loving, loving for the sake of the almighty. reach out to humankind. This is the time when the real you has to show up. It’s not going to be about you or me. It’s about us honestly and this’s why don’t try and make money out of this situation because you are going to be in the same predicament and you don’t want someone to make money out of you. Remember that so people are charging an arm and a leg for basic necessities. I think in many countries that’s illegal, but from an ethical perspective, it’s also illegal. Ethically it’s wrong. So remember my brothers and sisters don’t abuse a situation like this. You have to come up and for the sake of the Almighty. Reach out to others. the wealthiest of the wealthy are helpless. the most powerful of the powerful are helpless.

The most famous of all are totally helpless, those who are the most beautiful and pretty of all are helpless. Those who have the best jobs are helpless. They are equal in the same line as the homeless subhanallah. So let’s reach out to everyone and remember if you’ve made a lot of money, this is your time to give back that money. What are you going to do with Millions? if you’re going to die in the next two weeks, you’d rather use that money to save so many lives by the will of Allah. He will save your life subhanallah. So remember this my brothers and sisters, it is not a time of panic, we will get over this by the will of Allah but the next few weeks perhaps into a few months. It’s going to be very different, be strict. Remember to be patient. Remember to be kind, you know, there are people who are hand-to-mouth earning every day and that brings them there. Plate of food. What about them? reach out to them. I was so impressed when I watched not just my Lahore in the UK giving food to the homeless, but so many others and I’ve seen so much giving you know, giving. it’s a time of giving it’s not a time of making money.

This is not the time to milk money from the people. It’s a time to give money back, the big companies, the big people those who are wealthy businessmen. It’s your time to give back to society and Community to reach out to those who are really going. Struggle the homeless. If you have people renting your facilities be relaxed. Don’t let them worry about the rentals. Don’t let them worry about things, Allah will help you, Allah open your doors when you reach out to others and make it easy on them. Give them perhaps a month or two Grace. What are you going to lose? Nothing poor people are actually worried. They earn a salary. They have to buy the food. They have to buy so much. They have to pay rentals. They have to pay bills even countries and even Huge parastatals and various other companies that are providing Essentials, like electricity and water and whatever else, I really feel that a message should go out to them to say this is the time to be very very kind and to reach out to others to give them Grace give them Grace. You know, why? humanity is in it together.

It’s not about Muslims or Jews or Christians or anyone else or Hindus or Buddhists or whoever it is about Humanity. This is about Humanity. show that you’re a human being before anything else and show that you’re a Muslim, show that you are a Believer, you believe we’re all in it together. You need to reach out to people. if you don’t at a time like this, trust me, you’re really not fulfilling your duty that you’re supposed to have on Earth because like I said, if if you’re ripping people off during their time of need you are going to have a time of need very very soon and with your billions. You won’t receive the help of the almighty, the almighty says to us through the prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that the assistance of the almighty will continue to be with someone for as long as that person is busy helping another. So if you’ve made your money, it’s the time to reach out reach out to those who work for you, those who work with you, those others who are in need.

Like I said those who are wealthy, those who are landlords. be very very kindest. This is not the time to go and demand to go and make issue and so on give people reprieve, give them time give them a little bit of leeway. Subhanallah. We’re in it together my brothers and sisters if you have something share it with someone, this is the time of sharing, this is the time of caring, if something has worked with you then share it with others. I want to share with you something very interesting a few days ago like about four, five days ago and subhanallah. I want to share with you something interesting about four, five days ago. I said that I had a scratch in my throat, some of you remember that and you know, what some people misunderstood it to say. The man has covid, the man is dying. The man is in ICU, some said he has died already and so on that’s all incorrect. All of it is just tale, Subhan Allah. I want to tell you something, there is something called the black seed oil that works wonders, a quarter. Teaspoon 1/2 a spoon last thing at night. Let it go into your throat , you can actually swallow it. And it will have a biting feeling at the back of your throat as you lie down for about 10 minutes after which you can have a bit of hot water that last thing at night first thing in the morning. Some people cannot take half a spoon. It’s a bit too hot for them. You know, it has an after effect maybe but when I tried it that days trust me in my throat the scratch had gone. Well, I’m sure it’s the prayers of all those who thought I was dead. May Allah bless you all together with hot water a bit of vitamin D, have some vitamin C, have a bit of of protein, have a bit of zinc. Whatever you can, eat healthy exercise. Look, I’ve got a little yard.

I’m going to move my head to show you the back is very it’s not so big. It’s very small. But mashallah. This is where my kids would actually spend some time. We’re fortunate. There is an enclosure. We’re much more fortunate than the First World countries who live in high-rise buildings those who live in high-rise buildings who only have a balcony we in Africa have and not only Africa in some parts of the third world. We have much more space we have And imagine it’s amazing. It’s a gift of the almighty when Allah takes one thing away from you. He’s given you other things. He’s given the first world so much.

He’s given the third world some other things a different type of so much but it’s a matter of being able to look at it. We are all blessed. The almighty has blessed us. Like I said, we’re going to come out of this by the will of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, my brother’s my sister’s so I shared with you the black seed oil that doesn’t mean I’m sick at all, please but I’m sharing it with you because I love you, I care for you, if something’s worked for me or for Anyone else? I’m going to tell you how and what it was, you know, don’t drink cold drinks at all everything you drink should be warm preferably. If not warm than at least room temperature. Remember that, you know, the some people have told me that the steaming they’re faced with boiling water sometimes with oil with Menthol or Vic’s or something in there has really helped them subhanallah. So that’s something you can go by, let everyone benefit from it. A lot of people are sitting in lockdown. A lot of people are sitting in SelfIsolation Nation a lot of people might be in quarantine, whatever you’re in I pray that Allah has mercy on you. It’s not going to kill the whole world. It’s not the end of the world. Like I said yesterday we are we are worried and concerned about the elderly from amongst us. We are concerned about those who have a an immune system. That’s not as strong from amongst us.

That’s what we are more concerned about. My brothers, my sisters. I’m so happy to be able to speak to you and to share with you a point of benefit, at least the Almighty I asked him to bless me and bless every one of you has given me this chance. He’s the one who’s given me this chance of sharing a bit of goodness. So at least if I’m helping you, he’s going to help me, right? That’s how it goes. Once again, those who are wealthy. It’s not the time to make money. It’s a time to give, it’s a time to share. It’s a time to think about others. Think about those in a worse position than you, you know, some of the medications that were announced somewhere here and there, the some of the malaria tablets and whatever people said may work or may not work in some countries, they are charging an arm and a leg for it and it’s something.. in a lot of countries. It’s not even available, in my country I don’t think that we are even ready for the first patient. May Allah make it easy for us and for everyone but at the same time, I do have hope in the mercy of Allah and we’re in it together. Like I said, it’s not about who you know me or whatever… It’s about us as Humanity, every one of you, we care for everyone. Please be safe and I pray that the almighty bless you

How Relief Comes From Any Difficulty | Whenever A Calamity happens | Mufti Menk

The benefit of seeking the Forgiveness of Allah during times of this nature, people might say why should I seek the Forgiveness of Allah, is it a punishment? well, I want to tell you even if it were, even if it were Allah says in the Quran, Allah will not punish them while they are seeking forgiveness. So if you are seeking forgiveness, the punishment will not come and if you think there was punishment when a person begins to seek forgiveness, it is converted into a blessing of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, like I said earlier, it’s wrong for us to say something is a punishment or not when we cannot know except through Revelation if something was definitely a punishment but a simple test is anything that brings you closer to Allah is not a punishment. anything that has distanced you from Allah makes you upset and angry and question Allah that may well just be a punishment of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

similarly, whenever a Calamity happens, ask yourself Am I involved in sin and am I involved That which is immoral and acceptable? Am I involved in that which is you know, have I usurped the wealth of others? Am I doing that which is unacceptable? Am I abandoning my prayers? Am I doing something that would be displeasing to Allah? you just ask yourself those questions. There’s no harm. In fact, it can only be benefit and we need to turn to Allah. really we need to pray to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. imagine, People did not use to go to the Masjid, now in the masjids in many places are minimizing and actually suspending congregational activities. People are up in arms, but you are the same people who never came to the Masjid. And today you’re up in arms. I pray that that is life-changing in the sense that we realize the value of the Masjid so that once this temporary measure is lifted, We will be flocking to the Masjid and we will be cherishing the favor of Allah that we have these massajids. I repeat those who have become passionate about This you know this issue and they are so upset sometimes sometimes they are the ones who are guilty of not ever making use of the Masjid in the correct way. Look at Salahtul fajr, We have a few people, look at zahr.. We only have a few, look at asr We have very few, magrib and Esa, in some places a little bit better,

but my brothers and sisters we can do much better when it comes to praying to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, you know, people abandoned the modest dress and what happened? They became from among those who perhaps in some places were banned from some of it. We don’t want that to happen my brothers and sisters to us. We don’t want to realize when it’s too late the value of something. It happens. Even in marriage, a person does not appreciate his or her spouse and once the divorce happens, then they say to themselves. You know, what? Oh, I just lost a good person. But that regret came too late, too late. Let’s learn to really appreciate the favours of Allah Upon Us, seek the Forgiveness of Allah, you know, every time people sought the Forgiveness of Allah in any difficulty, relief came, it definitely came.. listen to what prophet Noah (a.s) told his people, I told my people seek the Forgiveness of Allah. He is most forgiving, he will send for you the rains and the relief that you are so yearning for that you need. He will send a lot of it in abundance. We need relief, we turn to Allah, we promise to change our ways and habits.

We promise to become better people. We promised to be people who not only fulfill their Duty unto Allah, but who reach out to others and they are other creatures of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala at times like these Remember to spend in the cause of Allah, you know, if you want to help of Allah, help someone else and Allah will help you. May Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala grant us ease my brothers and sisters The good news is that very few people would actually die of this particular virus, but because we care for the elderly and because we care for those who are perhaps somehow compromised in their immune system, those who have other challenges underlying issues Health matters because we care Those that is why we’re so passionate about this issue take things. Seriously, if you’re on lockdown take it very seriously, even if you’re not on lockdown. My advice stay at home because you know what, we have the guidance of the prophet (saw) He says when you hear of a plague stay in your house, this is actually a narration of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal (rah). Don’t leave your house. subhanallah, It’s amazing advice, one narration and the common one speaks about the place, the place meaning don’t leave the place where the plague is in, don’t enter the place where the plague is if you were out, but if you look at the prophet (saw) tying the houses with… the whole house, was just two meters by 3 and so on the whole of Medina was not even the size of what Al Masjid an Nabawi is today. So Baqi’ was just outside of Medina, outside of the city and subhanallah what we have today The place of Ed was also outside of the city. So these were different places. I’d like to think, you know what with in your suburb, within your own home depending on the restrictions placed on you remember, I would not want to come out of my home unnecessarily. I have stayed at home. I haven’t gone for salah.

I haven’t gone out except for dire necessity and that too with a lot of precautions being taken with my face covered, you know and everything happening. If I don’t need to come out of my vehicle, I won’t and so on, brothers and sisters that is our duty, the duty that Allah has placed on our shoulders take it seriously. Nobody’s saying abandoned salah, in fact become, Salah meaning prayer become more regular with your prayer to Allah. Subhanahu wa’ta’ala. What did I say? We need to cry. We need to cry about our sins. And we need to think about them. What did we do? What have we done? If we’ve done something? This is the time to turn to Allah and if we don’t know what we’ve done still seek the Forgiveness of Allah astaghfiruka lima la a`lamu ( detalis in the video description) the prophet (saw) used to say I seek forgiveness for that, which I don’t even know, we need that dua much more, my brothers and sisters. This is a Good call, it’s a serious thing and no need to be depressed about isolation for sometimes or depressed about quarantine in certain instances, depressed about being on lockdown in certain instances. We’re In It Together, human beings are in this together. And we as muslimeen have an added Advantage where we’ve got so much to do that’s seclusion. Remember Musa alayhis salaam was placed in a small box. Imagine a little baby in a box, but that was how he was ultimately saved by the help of Allah and the same happens to the people of the cave in seclusion. Remember, they were saved how many years was there? I don’t know how long this is going to last but I know it is the mercy of Allah, we might come out of it, having struggled and suffered in one way, but we will come out having gained in many other ways. So let’s be considerate of others, learn to give people hope no matter how hopeless You may be feeling. it’s time to give everyone hope, it’s time to be together think of activities in the home, fulfill your salah with jamaa, spend the time with exercise. I have my family actually and I’m giving them all the lectures. We were just discussing today that why don’t you record all of these lectures, but you know, when you speak to family, it’s a little bit different. I prayed my brothers and sisters that yeah I’m talking to you here from the same and we’re excited. We’re not overindulging when it comes to food, keeping yourself hydrated as much as possible, keep the zinc in, keep the some of the protein in making sure you’re hydrated because it’s Not healthy to have a lot of protein without being hydrated and that will help you against viruses. Keep yourself filled with vitamin Cs. if you can with various other other little, you know, supplements don’t overdo it. because there is a fear of poisoning but keep yourself healthy and fit.

Mashallah, even if you have a few symptoms here and they don’t let anxiety overtake you but just take a precaution. We’re In It Together. most of us will make it out, but we care for the elderly. That’s why we’re saying passionately, Please be serious, be serious about this. It’s not about you. about everyone else. Well, it may be about you too. Because you might be one of those vulnerable. We care for you, we love you. That’s why we are trying to compel the people to stay indoors as much as possible. Obviously. I’m addressing people from all over the world. So every country has arrived at the different point, we are in Africa, we only have had two confirmed cases in Zimbabwe, but I do know that there may be many others They probably are others. There are so many …with so many symptoms. But unfortunately, we’re just waiting for some testing kits and we getting into gear by the will of Allah, you know, we’re not part of the advanced countries who have everything, some of my friends have been messaging me, telling me subhanallah you need to do this and get this and do that and get this medication that medication just keep it in stock and instore and I’m like, hey guys, this is Africa. We make duaa to Allah and we have fresh organic vegetables and fruits in our Gardens. So we thank Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for that, my brothers and sisters. I just want to quickly repeat seek the Forgiveness of Allah it Doesn’t mean that you’re guilty of committing crimes, but that is how you will achieve relief, I repeat that verse Allah will not punish them for as long as there are seeking forgiveness. Also, there are so many other verses where the previous prophets have told all their people to seek the Forgiveness of Allah in order to achieve relief and the mercy of Allah. So the mercy of Allah comes when you seek forgiveness of Allah. don’t waste your time. I’ve seen some brothers and sisters waste their time online. You know, what? for some it might the last few weeks in the on the on Earth and imagine the last few weeks on Earth, you’re spending them in such a destructive way or in such a waste, you know in a way that you’re wasting time. Don’t do that spend your time constructively, the dhikir of Allah, cry to Allah, expand your knowledge of the Quran, read the Quran, recite it, pray for you. I’m sure you all praying for me and alhumdillalh I’m very well by the will of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. I thank Allah like may Allah bless you all.

A Believer Never Loses | Stop Worrying & Being Depressed | Shaykh Hasan Ali

Hey, are you scared that the Coronavirus might hit you you might die from it? Well, if you’re scared that maybe you got something to think about, what are you scared of? what are you scared of? the fact that you might have to leave this world. that probably means that your attachment to this world, was a little bit too much seriously.

if death scares you then it means your heart was attached too much to this world. a little bit too much or maybe the love of your family. Was above the love of Allah azza wajal and his messenger (saw). Yes, you never made the prophet salallahu alayhi Salam more of a family member that you look forward to seeing and hugging on the day of judgment than your own family. And that’s why you scared. We Muslims will avoid anything to do with the Coronavirus will avoid going to the places of Coronavirus, will try and self isolate, it’s all in the Hadith, that’s fine. But we Muslims if something like that was to come about and if it hit us, our prophet (saw) told us that when a person dies from the plague, they are Shaheed, they are Martyr. and if a person dies from the coronavirus, hopefully they are also shahada. They’re also Martyrs, so a believer never loses, if I live alhumdillah I live, if I die I’m a shaheed. if I die from the coronavirus right now, I’m a shaheed, my tawbah and My repentance should be updated. That’s definite. I should have made Allah and his messenger (saw) my focal point at all times of my life. Number one Allah, Number two, the messenger salallahu alayhe wassallam, then my family and anyone else who ever my parents, so on, that’s fine. But number one Allah, Number two, the messenger salallahu alayhe wassallam,

If I’ve kept doing that. I’ll avoid getting in contact with the Coronavirus. But if it hits me and if it kills me that guess what? I’ve got better things to look forward to in the next side. That’s how believer should feel. Seriously. Why are you depressed for? why you sitting there? oh my God jummah is cancelled. Look look. Let me tell you this the hadees is clear in sahih Muslim if you’ve been going for Jummah, all these weeks of your life and one week, you couldn’t go, because of an excuse today in jummah… tomorrow when you get to jummah, you’re going to find the full reward of juma’a in your Deeds, book of deeds in the day of judgement. for not going Jummah. You know why? the prophet (saw) said when a person becomes ill or when a person is traveling and they can’t do the things they used to do before, Allah give them the same reward. So the fact that you couldn’t go to jummah. You can’t go tomorrow to Jummah So what? you would gain the reward but if you weren’t going to jummah you’re not going to get that reward, now think about it all the things you used to do all the good things you should do salah with jamaah, not you again, different some reasons…. you can’t go to the Masjid for Salah because they shut the Masjid.

Well if You’ve been going for as many Salah, you gone before you gain the full reward of that, right now sitting home or doing. I mean you shouldn’t be just sitting home. You should be doing jammah at home. right, do the jammah with your family because you’re a person who’s been doing by with jammah (congregation) and all those people who went to Jummah, all these weeks you gain the reward for that.. you went to jammah, You can reward for that. How does the believer lose that, you don’t do that? And if the person sitting there and thinking oh my God, I might die from this. Well, maybe it’s a good time for you to think about death. Maybe it’s a good time for you to think about death because it’s going to hit you one day anyway, and whatever is written for us is going to be coming our way anyway. Well, you know, we avoid going towards coronavirus or any area that has hit just like just like in the Hadith He (saw) says if … the plague in a place you’re not supposed to go into that country where the plague is and you know, those people there who have been struck by the plague. They’re not supposed to come out and and you know come out of that place and give the plague to others, right? So that’s that we as Muslims we’re going to take that precaution. We’re gonna have self isolate. what are… we going to take the precaution, fine? But in terms of the Coronavirus, I don’t see why people are being so moody, and so on look there’s a lot of good that’s going to come out of this. I’m telling you.

This is the time when we should sit down and reflect, right about all the good things that we’ve had. You can’t travel that was blessing of Allah that you’ve had right? We’ve got food. We… it’s not like we’re not you know, it’s not like we’ve got a famine or something. We haven’t got food, subhanallah, I don’t understand why people have been so depressed. Honestly, I don’t understand, Allah Azzawajal has given you everything everything you’ve got. Alright, you got your fridge, you got your food and … you got supermarkets… That are full of food. All right, and they’re going to carry on being supplied subhanallah all you have to do stay home. That’s all you have to that. You gain depressed? Oh my God.. food.. My reward… Well, if food runs out, let’s just talk about right if food Runs Out So what it? runs out… if we starve a little bit. So what? honestly so on, be prepared for it, be upright human being, be prepared for it. If you’re prepared for the worst.

If you prepared for death, the nothing can make you go down, my friend. Nothing can make you feel dumb. This is this what? if the pandemic goes into a worldwide crisis guess what? You know in some ways there’s gonna be a lot of good coming. I don’t I don’t hear you… know, a lot of people talking about war and this in that not everyone’s thinking about themselves right now. You understand. They’re not thinking about war out there, you know, a lot of good probably going to come out of this, a lot of people going to be thinking differently from what they were thinking beforehand and you as a Believer sit down get on with your life, cheer up and stop thinking that this is the end of the world. We know from the Hadith the end of the world will not happen until the dazzal comes and other . …you know, there’s going to be other Signs of the last hour, which I haven’t come yet. We know that so so it’s not the end of the world. Second thing is all these crises and so on is going to shape human beings to be better. So the time right now is to get on with you what we’re supposed to be doing all this time. Anyway, which is ibadah, get on with your prayers, get close to Allah, don’t do it just for the sake that the pandemic is here. We’re supposed to be doing that before … Anyway update towbah, be ready anytime death comes.. Boom.. gone to the next life. You shall have your martyrdom and you’ll have a better life over there. So stop worrying, stop being depressed. Sit down enjoy life, you know meet your family to whatever else you want to do. Yeah, you know don’t feel that. This is the last day you’re going to be going from them… from the earth…. My God, you got a bigger family on the other side waiting for you, my friend. If you make it your alien to the best place in the next world where all the good souls are your, you know, forefathers your aunties, uncles Whoever has passed away before the waiting for you, right? you’ll be over there. You’ll be with a better family over there. So sit down, right enjoy your life and either way you win because you’re a believer, alhamdulillah

Safety Precautions With Boosting Immune System During Epidemics | Not Panic Buying | Mufti Menk

You and I know that across the globe there is a scare. the scare of something that cannot be seen by the naked eye. The scare of a germ, a virus that is actually contaminating so much and it is spreading faster than a wild fire. my brothers and sisters the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him taught us years Ago centuries ago about everything. no goodness, except the prophet Muhammad taught us about it, salallahu alayhi wasalam no evil, No harm except that he mentioned it. He taught us about it. Number one. He taught us about cleanliness and about making sure that we are always clean if you look at the ablution or wudu that we are Supposed to be engaging in before we pray, it entails washing your hands thoroughly five times a day in such a way that the middle of your fingers and the bottom of your nails supposed to be washed. It teaches us about the toes and how to wash the middle of your toes, how to wash your face, your hands and so on keep yourself extremely clean. He has taught us about out how to wash up after using the bathroom and this is something that we should not be ashamed of, it is actually such a beautiful teaching. If only we knew and if only we understood.

so cleanliness is something that is very very important in Islam to the degree that the prophet sallallahu wasallam says your cleanliness is half of your faith, so much of importance given to it and obviously when we speak of cleanlinessthe first thing that comes to the mind is the cleanliness that is physical to do what your water, to do with your bathing, to do with, you know, cleaning yourself and showing your presentable looking neat at cetera. But it also includes cleaning your thoughts, cleaning your dealings and cleaning everything else or social living and so on. all of that is included, but there is another thing that the prophet Muhammad peace be upon Him taught us. He said that if you hear of a plague in a certain land, don’t go there and if you are in a place where the plague is, there is an outbreak then don’t exit from it. In fact in narrartion, the Prophet sallallahu alehiwassallaam speaks about how a person who knows that his Sabr (patience), has been affected by a plague and decides to leave it running away from it. He is a blight like a Person who ran away from a war zone when he was supposed to defend his own Nation. So he says you don’t run away.

The reason is you won’t be able to tell if you are affected or contaminated and if you don’t know chances are there is a possibility that you are and if you were, you would be carrying it to other places. So this whole concept of quarantine is actually from the Sunnah and the teaching Of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him more than 1400 years back. when he says if you’re affected. You don’t leave and you don’t let anyone come in, amazing. My brother’s my sisters We know that the world has become a global village. We know that because of communication and transport at a very Advanced stage. This virus has flown from the East to the west, from the north to the South, there were people at the beginning saying that perhaps it’s Hoax ,maybe it is nothing serious. Perhaps It is something that people don’t need to worry about. it’s just an ordinary flu, all that in its place.

The reality is it is spreading, people are dying. It’s look at what’s happening on the ground, huge Nations have decided no more flights coming in or out from many countries of the globe. People are in quarantine. Not just ordinary people on the streets, but no matter Who you are? My brothers and sisters is your duty to take it. Seriously. Thank Allah that today We are seated here in this Masjid for salahtul Jummah, thank Allah Allahumma rabbil al ameen Do you know that there are places that have stopped the Salah in the Masjid simply because of contamination from the masajid and contamination from places of worship. Now what might say Muslim I have taught to read the dua, “Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma’ ismihi shai’un [arabic in the description] fil-ardi wa-laa fil-samaa’i wa huwa al-Samee’u al-‘Aleem” the meaning of which is I am taking the name of Allah, in the name of Allah with whose name nothing in the sky or on Earth can harm at all, Nothing can harm around me. He is indeed the all-hearing, the all-knowing. so they say once I say this prayer three times which by the way Is a Sunnah you must say the prayer. It is important to say that dua and many other duas but that does not mean that you don’t do what is known by … you need to make sure you have taken heed the means that you have to avoid contamination and to avoid being affected and to avoid this from spreading you need to make sure that you have taken every precaution. So some muslim says if I have said that dua it’s okay.

I can go for jummah, I can go for jamah (congregation), I can go for anything else because that is a Sunnah or that is a teaching of Islam Etc, not realizing if you are unwell, it is haram to go at a time like this when you know, you could be affected by the virus and affect so many others totally forbidden. How could I ever knowingly go to a public place, And I know there is a plague around and I know that the symptoms are XYZ, or I know I’ve been to a Zone where it was a Red Zone and they were… there are so many cases that and I think “At-Tawakkul ‘ala Allah“ (In Allah We Trust) I am going, azubillah, I’m hoping that you cannot do that. my brothers and sisters take it seriously. if the Health Inspectors or whichever Department Is responsible decides that you know, what there will be no more public Gatherings for any reason because of this virus, They are Justified. Did you hear what I said? We have to say from the pulpit. They are Justified because they are trying to contain the outbreak, are trying to contain it from getting worse. You have to understand if there is no jummah next week we will do salatul zuhr at home and we will thank Allah, at least we’re okay.

Say in the morning and in the evening (thrice): Amazing DUA بِسـمِ اللهِ الذي لا يَضُـرُّ مَعَ اسمِـهِ شَيءٌ في الأرْضِ وَلا في السّمـاءِ وَهـوَ السّمـيعُ العَلـيم “Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma’ ismihi shai’un fil-ardi wa-laa fil-samaa’i wa huwa al-Samee’u al-‘Aleem” Remove and Protect from Evil of Everything “In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name nothing on the earth or in the heaven can cause harm, and He is the All-Hearing, the All-Knowing.”

So it’s not like you have to come even if you’re sick or ill, I know of a brother very sick and he says no that is jummah,I have to go it’s my duty as a Muslim, my brother, when you are sick, you don’t even need to fast, when you are sick and ill, you don’t even need to go for Hajj. when you know, you’re unwell you it’s not like Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala wants You to do certain things knowing that you are unwell. so let’s not fool ourselves. Let’s not fool ourselves. If you are unwell participate in what is known as self quarantine, which means you make sure you don’t mix with others to make sure you have your mask, you make sure you clean, your make sure you let you know those around you know …. because I’m not well I would like to keep a bit of a distance and thereafter make sure you Get yourself tested and now comes the big one. May Allah protect all of us say ameen, if you are tested positive, you may suffer Financial loss. You may suffer various other loss. All those losses are okay. Don’t worry. The financial loss is never ever bigger than the protection of humanity, Remember that. many of us have planned holidays. We planned meetings, we planned… travels, we planned Journeys. that may not happen, some of us in our businesses, our companies, We will lose a lot of money. take this seriously, very seriously. Make sure you know, when we greet each other, the sunnah is to greet as-salam-o-alaikum walaikum, Wa alaykumu s-salam We don’t have to shake hands, especially when it comes to some time of the sort where you know, they could be contamination and as clean as you think you are, it just requires a small contamination for you to be affected before your you know, your entire family to be affected and so many others to be affected just because you thought I must shake hands because I really want to fulfill.. I must hug, is the hug fard, is it compulsory?

The answer is no, so at the time like this, even if I just greeted you, you greeted Each other with the greeting of a hand from a distance. It is fine. There’s nothing wrong with that, get used to it for a while to put on a mask or to put something on this is not wrong Subhanallah. In fact, you would have two at a certain point. We are fortunate in this particular City. It’s not that bad but who knows how bad it is? It takes a few days before you can actually figure out what has happened. So I’ve chosen to speak about this today because From the pulpit of the Friday. It’s important that we educate our people, there may come a day when authorities decide we will not be able to gather in large Gatherings or whatever purpose it is that they might come very soon. It has already happened in other countries. people started asking is it permissible for them to say you cannot gather for jummah. I promise you my brothers and sisters if there is a plague of this nature and There is a need it is definitely permissible for them to impose on us and we’re not allowed to gather. The idea is to save Humanity, remember this, it’s not a personal thing and you iman does not negate the fact that you have to stay away and you have to protect yourself. Like I see some people think I’m a Muslim. I read quran every day. I make dua every day, nothing will affect me, my brothers and sisters don’t fool. Yourself, don’t fool yourself. There are people who read quran and Salah and they make their dua, They have still been affected and some have even died of diseases be this one or another one. So don’t fool yourself. Don’t think you know what and a Pious man. I have not missed my Salah in the first sub. So, how can I miss it now?

I haven’t missed, you know something all my life. How can I miss it now? I promise you the reward for protecting humanity is greater than the reward for your individual acts of worship. Remember that. the reward for protecting humanity is greater than the reward of your individual acts. So may Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala grant us all goodness at ease and remember everything is in the hands of Allah. Let’s pray that Allah protect us. Let’s pray for those who are affected that Allah Grant and cure. It is a serious matter. Don’t be excited when you hear That countries affected, this countries affected, don’t ever be excited because it’s a matter of time before it comes to you and I. similarly my brothers and sisters, sleep Well, sleep. Well, do you know why if you would like your immune system to be strengthened put your phone away and go to bed those who have a sound sleep at night have a better immune system than those who have not had proper sleep. So sleep well. Eat healthy, make sure that you are having your vitamins and minerals, make sure that you are fit, make sure that you have boosted your immune system somehow because together with making duaa to Allah and praying to him you and I need to make sure that we have done something within our capacity to save ourselves.

Similarly, Never ever become people. Who do what is known as Panic buying, what is Panic buying? which means over there might be a lock down in two weeks. So let me go and buy two tons of baked beans because I love baked beans. So everyone goes instead of buying one tin or two tins they buy ten cases and they want to bring it back and before you .. there is nothing left for anyone. subhanAllah, don’t do Panic buying, things will be okay by the will of Allah, things will be okay by the will of Allah also, let us never ever discriminate, Based on race, simply because we heard that this outbreak could have started maybe in China, people Look at anyone who looks like a Chinese and maltreat them but literally unacceptably treat them in a way that is tantamount to a crime against humanity. That’s unfair. that is unIslamic.

It is uncalled for, it is wrong. It doesn’t mean that anyone who looks this way suddenly has the virus. That’s not true. The person doing this type of discrimination could be the one who’s the carrier? Who knows and he’s laughing at others. That’s why they say don’t ever show excitement when someone else is inflicted or affected with negativity because perhaps Allah might have mercy on them, cure them, give them goodness and you know what he might test you with the same. So Brothers and Sisters Let’s Learn to be caring for one another at this juncture. Humanity is struggling. This virus knows no faith. No race. No nationality. It is traveling the globe just like that anyone can be affected at any time. No matter how Pious you are. No matter how distant you are from Allah. all of that to a certain extent you and I know that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has tested us. Let’s learn to pass those tests. I ask Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala to protect us. I ask Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala have mercy on us and I ask Allah (swt) to open our doors and to make us from those who can reach out to the rest of humanity. – Mufti Menk

Duas for Prevention & Cure Of Any Type Of Disease, Illness Including Coronavirus | Powerful Duas | Mufti Menk

Many Of us forget that why We are living in this life. We’re actually being given an opportunity to prepare for eternity for the life to come. May Allah make us from those who take heed. Health is absolutely important. One of the aspects is that we should all believe in the statement prevention is better than cure.It is our duty to take care of the health. It is a trust entrusted To Us by Allah (swt) and it is wrong for us to allow ourselves to waste our health be it through a bad habit, being through intoxicants, be it through just throwing ourselves at that which is harmful for us.

We are hearing of a virus and we know of it that has taken the globe by storm at this moment. This coronavirus, May Allah grant us cure and protection. May He cure all those who are affected and may He make it a test and not a punishment.- Ameen

we must make sure that we have done whatever is in our capacity to protect ourselves, to be able to immunise ourselves by the simplest method and that is prevention. Try you best, Make sure your surroundings are clean. Make sure what your touch is clean. Your hands are clean. Make sure you are in a clean environment. if need be perhaps in certain countries, they would put on a mask in order to ensure that the air is somewhat filtered.

Whenever we are failing in health, we always seem to visit  the doctor and we shouldn’t, we must and it’s a duty to visit the doctor to find out what’s wrong with you. People are always anxious as they await results, especially when they’re not doing well at all, Very anxious. Do not remove Allah that equation. Remember the doctors are there to help indeed and we pray for them.

When Ibraheem (Abraham)  alehissalaam declared his faith in Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala  he clearly said

وَإِذَا مَرِضْتُ فَهُوَ يَشْفِينِ – 26:80

Wa izaa maridtu fahuwa yashfeen

And when I am ill, it is He who cures me

Trust me, if you were to ask Allah to give cure to a sick person, the Angels would be asking for good health for you as a result.

People say sometimes why I’m a Believer. Why do I have so many tests? Why do I have so many difficulties? Why do I have so many hardships? I can tell you why because you are in the school; you are in the exam room.

Any sickness and anything illness – that brought you closer to Allah was actually a gift of Allah. It was not a punishment, No, was it the anger of Allah.