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EP16 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

When our loved ones are catching a flight we get worried, worried about what?  Sometimes we’re hoping and praying to Allah subhanahu wata’ala that they are safe, we say loving words as we leave them. We pray for them and subhanAllah we have to lay our trust in Allah.

If anything does happen it was always from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala but Allah will protect you generally from the hardship of the journey, the difficulty of the journey. The dua from surah Hud regarding travelling is in the following:

وَقَالَ ارْكَبُوا فِيهَا بِسْمِ اللَّهِ مَجْرَاهَا وَمُرْسَاهَا ۚ إِنَّ رَبِّي لَغَفُورٌ رَّحِيمٌ – 11:41

And [Noah] said, “Embark therein; in the name of Allah is its course and its anchorage. Indeed, my Lord is Forgiving and Merciful.” (11:41)

Wa qaalar kaboo feehaa bismil laahi majraihaa wa mursaahaa; inna Rabbee la Ghafoorur Raheem

Remember whenever you are travelling, no matter what conveyance you’re on even if it is an animal that you’re riding, remember to say the name of Allah and then lay your trust in Allah be confident.

But don’t break the road rules thinking I’ve made my duaa nothing’s going to happen. I can drive at 250 kilometres an hour, no, you’re being foolish. You need to take the necessary precautions as a human being and what you were taught.

Allah (swt) speaks of another very very powerful method of achieving contentment and that is to protect your prayer and to establish prayer,

And establish prayer at the two ends of the day and at the approach of the night. Indeed, good deeds do away with misdeeds. That is a reminder for those who remember. And be patient, for indeed, Allah does not allow to be lost the reward of those who do good. (11:114&115)

Do you know there are signs we commit that we are not even conscious of because of the environment, because of so many other factors but Allah says you do good deeds we will wipe out those bad deeds by virtue of your good deeds.

While you are establishing your prayer, there is one very important fact that you need to be conscious of what is it? It is that your character and conduct should improve because that is a reflection of the acceptance of your prayer.

When you pray and you’re in your prayer is not accepted in the holistic way it would never reflect in your character and conduct, your character, your manner of speech and all of that would become worse or it would stay as abusive as it is. But if you were truly a pious person and you pray your character your conduct will definitely become much much better.

In surat Hud, Allah (swt) says that the stories of the prophets that we’ve mentioned to you O Muhammad peace be upon him, We are mentioning them in order to strengthen you, in order to strengthen your heart.

And each [story] we relate to you from the news of the messengers is that by which we make firm your heart. And there has come to you, in this, the truth and an instruction and a reminder for the believers. (11:120)

It’s important to go through these stories and to understand that in order to achieve contentment, it’s not

About smiling at how great the story sounded but rather it’s to look into those stories for lessons.

One of the best stories in the Quran, the best in fact the story of Yusuf alayhi salatu was-salam

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)

Wow! When good things happen to you you don’t need to tell the whole world, some people may not be happy, subhanAllah. – Mufti Menk

 

Regrets On The Day Of Judgement – Mufti Menk

Complaint about YOU! – 7th Ramadan Boost – Mufti Menk

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Lessons from the surat Al-Furqan. Allah tells us us about what will be happening on the Day of Judgment and he tells us what will be the issues that people will regret?

Allah says while you are thinking about all of what you want on earth; remember there will be certain things you will regret when you come on the Day of Judgment. One of the things Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala

One of the things Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala talks about very loud and clear is the distance between us and the revelation. When there is a distance between us and the Quran we will regret it.

one of the biggest regrets that man would have on the day of judgment is Allah sent you a message regrets that man would have on the day of judgment is Allah sent you a message and you didn’t bother looking at what that message was.

 

The second matter the issue of company, the issue of your friends the issue of those around you is raised very powerfully in this surah Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala speaks about those who will regret on the day of judgment, they will regret their company the people they had around them.

You need to ask yourself two questions what type of friends do I have? What type of people do I interact with? That is question number one; question number two is what type of a friend am I to those whom I interact with? – Mufti Menk

EP06 | Contentment from Revelation Ramadan Series 2019 Mufti Menk

People have a bad habit of comparing themselves to others and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has actually told us that he has favoured each one of us in a unique way. You don’t know what Allah has taken away from another and given them something you’re looking at, perhaps if the same was taken away from you, you wouldn’t even cope and you wouldn’t manage. This is why in Surat Annisa

“Don’t wish for and don’t yearn for that which Allah has blessed some above others”

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has helped us fine-tune our thinking, we will become content when we realize; we have been gifted.

From surah an-nisa: He starts the verses by saying worship Allah alone and don’t associate partners with him in worship and be kind to your parents; kindness to your parents,

Even if your parents are strange in their behaviour and wrong and absurd and even if they’re criminals, we need to offer a little bit of kindness to them. We need we need not obey their instructions when they are wrong but we must be kind to them. Allah has never said follow blindly what your parents say.

From the Quran “be kind to your relatives, the orphans, be kind to the poor. Don’t rebuke them. don’t abuse them, don’t hurt their feelings. Then Allah says your neighbors, no matter who your neighbors are, even if they’re those who are travelling with you, those who are perhaps living next to you, those who work with you, all these are people you interact with they’re considered different types of neighbors, even those in a mode of transport that might be seated next to you, they’re considered your neighbors. Don’t hurt them, don’t harm them.

Allah does not like those who are arrogant, those who are haughty, those who are proud and filled with pride, work on you on these habits, eradicate them and you will definitely achieve contentment.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala tells us regarding spending; Allah says those who spend their wealth. So on one hand Allah is speaking about spending wealth, giving the poor, giving those in need

With kindness and then Allah says watch your intention when you’re giving. If you are to give and your intention is to be a show-off then we have another problem. So look at the balance Allah is striking;. On one hand he tells us that you must give and you must be kind and on the so look at the balance Allah is striking;. On one hand he tells us that you must give and you must be kind and on the other hand he says hang on don’t spoil your intention, don’t do it to show people, do it for Our sake.

Allah loves those who do kindness or who engage in kindness remember that. if you were only kind to those whom you thought deserved the kindness, the world would never become a better place. But if you are kind to everyone because you know that’s what makes Allah happy then definitely you will achieve contentment and you will contribute towards the betterment of the entire globe.

“Indeed Allah is aware of your enemies and he is sufficient as a protector and he is sufficient as a helper” (Quran 4:45)

If you know that Allah is more aware of your enemies. Then they are themselves that’s powerful.

If you believe in, you convinced that Allah is in control and he knows and then you believe that he is enough for me allah is sufficient as a protector.

 

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says he has instructed you to fulfil and to give the trust to whom it belongs to fulfil the trust right to the end. Don’t break your trust and inshallah you will achieve contentment. – Mufti Menk