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Justice Comes Before Kindness | Important Message | Mufti Menk

Allah says When You Speak, When You Judge Between People, Be Just, Be Very Very A Fair And Balanced Even If It Is Against Your Own Relatives.

Allah says He Justice Comes First Whether It Is Against You, Your Mum And Dad Or Your Relatives.

I Make Mistakes, You Make Mistakes And Sometimes The Human Nature Or The Habits Begin To Show. If Those Habits Are Oppressive, You Need To Stand For Justice In Order To Comfort Yourself In That Crisis.

People Are Suffering, A Lot Of Homes Are Plunged Into Crisis And Those Crises Grow So Big Simply Because A Word Was Needed From You And You Didn’T Say It.

Don’T Confuse Obedience With Respect And Kindness And Remember Allah Said Justice Overrides Everything

Allah Instructs You Three Things, He Wants You To Be Just, He Wants You To Be Kind And He Wants You To Give Your Relatives, Look After Them. Justice Comes Before Kindness.

How Sins Are Wiped Out And Earn Paradise | CITOCS-Ep15 | Mufti Menk

Unfortunately, we have the devil. He makes us commit a sin at the beginning then when we’ve then when we’ve turned to Allah, he makes us doubt the mercy of Allah on the other hand.

We need to realize yes, we will tackle the devil from the beginning and we will make sure that once we’ve come back to the right page in our relationship with Allah, We won’t allow him to make us falter by thinking that we have not been forgiven.

So there is a crisis in the mind. Allah Comforts Us in Surah al-e-imran by telling us who the people who will earn Paradise are.

Allah says If you seek the Forgiveness of Allah and you’ve changed your ways and habits, then Paradise was actually created for people like you, subhanallah.

You are not going to be judged by your past. Not in the eyes of Allah, your past is exactly that it’s your past, forget about it. Put it behind your back.

The beauty of Islam you don’t need to ever confess those sins to anyone, nobody. When you sought forgiveness from Allah It was wiped out even the angels were made to forget it. So don’t ever talk about it

Paradise lies between sabr and shukr, remember that between the two; thankfulness, gratitude is on one hand and patience is on the other.

Beware Of The Devil’s Beautification | Two Quranic Duas: Forgiveness And Progeny | CITOCS-Ep11 | Mufti Menk

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has created within us the love of certain things. but Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says that if you were to be conscious of Allah while trying to get that which you love then you would definitely be in In comfort in contentment and in the Hereafter, We will grant you Paradise.

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala tells us We know that the love of these things is within you but don’t follow the devil’s beautification of it in the wrong way rather go for it in the most beautiful way.

A beautiful dua for seeking forgiveness

رَبَّنَا إِنَّنَا آمَنَّا فَاغْفِرْ لَنَا ذُنُوبَنَا وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[آل عمران :16]

Rabbana innana amanna faghfir lana dhunuubana wa qinna ‘adhaban-Naar

Our Lord! We have indeed believed: forgive us, then, our sins, and save us from the agony of the Fire
[3:16]

Allah is in control, He raises whom He wants, He drops whom He wants. So be humble and develop your relationship with Him.

If you really love Allah, then you need to prove that love by following what the messenger (saw) has taught.

Duaas to have CHILDREN

My Lord! grant me from Thee good offspring; 
surely Thou art the Hearer of prayer.
 
رَبِّ هَب لى مِن لَدُنكَ ذُرِّيَّةً طَيِّبَةً ۖ إِنَّكَ سَميعُ الدُّعاءِ
 
rabbi hab lee min ladunka thurriyyatan tayyibatan innaka sameeAAudduAAa
Surah Al-Imran ,verse 38

Why It’s Important to Reach Out CITOCS- Ep7 | Mufti Menk

رَبَّنَا آتِنَا فِي الدُّنْيَا حَسَنَةً وَفِي الآخِرَةِ حَسَنَةً وَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ
[البقرة :201]

Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar

Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire
[2:201]

If we take a look at the prophets of Allah, they were loved by Allah more than us. They were chosen by Allah more than us Ordinary People. And if you look at their lives, they went through challenge after challenge. There was a point when even The Messengers called out to Allah to say when is Your help coming?

And Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says in verse number 214 of Surat al-baqarah behold; the help of Allah is very near very near.

When you are getting to the point Where you feel you’re almost broken Allah says well, if you have faith in Me, I want you to know My help is very near.

When we reach out to others the almighty reaches out to us and we must make sure that we look after our family members our relatives, our communities, our countrymen, Etc, members of the ummah before we make the circle larger.

The almighty makes us helpless at times, so helpless because He just wants you to turn to Him. The minute you turn to Him you will achieve the comfort that He really wanted you to achieve.

Imagine your staff at your business or your colleagues or whoever else is there, they are struggling and you’re busy enjoying you life you will never learn goodness through that. Look after everyone Allah will look after you.

Why Does Allah Speak About Patience Before Prayer In Surah Al-Baqarah CITOCS-Ep5 | Mufti Menk

O you who believe, Seek assistance through patience and prayer, for indeed Allah is with those who bear patience.

I know that after the darkest hour, there is always Daybreak. The one who brought about that Daybreak will actually bring about the Daybreak in my crisis and as much as I am convinced that the sun is going to rise, I’m also convinced that my problem is going to end.

Put your head on the ground and call out to your maker. The closest you could ever be to your maker is when you are in prostration.

The closest that a slave could be to his maker is when his head is on the ground for his maker, crying to his maker. Oh my maker, help I need your help. Allah will respond- Ameen.

So you think of where you came from, where you are right now, where you are heading and that brings about a lot of comfort. Many of us cling to dear life. Although we know we have to leave it. So just embrace.

Thank Allah, do your best while you’re alive leave behind a very good Legacy, leave behind something good, do good for your own self and investment for the future.

The Two Qualities That The Most Merciful Wants To Be Repeated | CITOCS-Ep1 | Mufti Menk

When we start anything in the name of Allah automatically, we have a sense of comfort. Allah chooses to two of His qualities that He wanted to be repeated again and again,

Those whose tongues are moist in the remembrance of Allah, declaring His praised and His greatness. They will never go wrong.

You could have anything but if you are astray, you’ve lost. You could have anything but if you’ve earned the anger of Allah, you’ve lost what do we want? The mercy of Allah, never let shaitaan overtake you by making you think that you are too far from the mercy of Allah (swt)

EP27 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

To engage in magic is totally prohibited, to visit someone who is going to do the magic is actually losing your faith in Allah, is actually coming out of the fold of Islam, is disbelieving in whatever Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has brought. So, it is prohibited to cast a spell or to go to someone to cast a spell but these things do exist according to the Quran.

 

However, we protect ourselves from it by reading ayatul kursi thrice every morning and evening, by reading the last three surahes of the Quran every morning and evening, by seeking the protection in Allah from these evil things three times every morning and evening and perhaps after every prayer.

In surah Ash-Shu’ara where Allah makes mention of the poets towards the end, Allah speaks about the shayateen the devils and these devils who keep coming to people telling them something.

So a person says I have a jinn that comes to me and I know your future. They don’t know the future, they could know the past because with every person there is a Qareen, the Qareen is a devil that tries to deviate the person. He is a little shaitan, the prophet (saw) did not have one because he became a Muslim. That’s the hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. However, it’s very easy for someone to get another jinn to speak to this jinn that is with you and find out every single detail about your life from the beginning right to the point where you are at right now. Because this jinn has a memory that will definitely be stronger than ours.

Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend? They descend upon every sinful liar. (26:221-222)

If you’re close to Allah it won’t affect you except perhaps that which Allah wills. When you read your al-Mu’awwidhat that the last three surahs of the Quran, the last two are called Al-Mu’awwidhatayn. If you read them Allah will protect you, Allah will grant you that protection. Be convinced; Allah is more powerful.

Another very very interesting factor is when you accuse people falsely of engaging in magic you are worse than them.

However, the stronger you are in your relationship with Allah the less it would affect you. in fact it would not affect you at all.

And rely upon the Exalted in Might, the Merciful, (26:217) Who sees you when you arise (26:218) When you lay your trust in Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala he definitely will protect you. He will guide you and he will grant your goodness. – Mufti Menk

EP29 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Whenever we listen to something futile, there is a waste of time. We should actually turn away from it. If we don’t there will be a seed sown within our system that will germinate into a tree of sadness, a tree of something that is not beneficial.

And when they hear ill speech, they turn away from it and say, “For us are our deeds, and for you are your deeds. Peace will be upon you; we seek not the ignorant.” (28:55)

So Allah is telling you if you want contentment protect yourself from toxic people. There is a fine line between those who are toxic and those who need help and are willing to actually receive the help. You can help people who are open to you, helping them or you can try to help if you’re a professional or you think you can help but the moment you believe that this is going to affect me walk away because not everyone is so strong.

Allah is telling us the difference between those who have conviction, those who are convinced about what they have been promised by Allah.

Then is he whom We have promised a good promise which he will obtain like he for whom We provided enjoyment of worldly life [but] then he is, on the Day of Resurrection, among those presented [for punishment in Hell]? (28:61)

I might not have things in this world but I know I’m going to have in the Hereafter and I know that the promise of Allah will come to pass and I am definitely going to get it and that when I get it, it will be everlasting, with conviction you attain contentment remember that

But seek, through that which Allah has given you, the home of the Hereafter; and [yet], do not forget your share of the world. And do good as Allah has done good to you. And desire not corruption in the land. Indeed, Allah does not like corrupters.” (28:77)

It’s not wrong to aim for a reasonably comfortable life or a little bit of comfort. It’s not wrong to achieve things within the means that Allah has provided you but don’t forget Allah- Mufti Menk

 

 

EP28 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Many of us don’t thank Allah for what he has bestowed upon us. Suleiman alayhi Salam who was granted so much by Allah, he calls out to Allah saying o Allah give me the ability to be thankful to you, SubhanAllah. Look at the calmness and contentment that brings to the heart when you say o my lord grant me the ability to be thankful.

فَتَبَسَّمَ ضَاحِكًا مِّن قَوْلِهَا وَقَالَ رَبِّ أَوْزِعْنِي أَنْ أَشْكُرَ نِعْمَتَكَ الَّتِي أَنْعَمْتَ عَلَيَّ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَيَّ وَأَنْ أَعْمَلَ صَالِحًا تَرْضَاهُ وَأَدْخِلْنِي بِرَحْمَتِكَ فِي عِبَادِكَ الصَّالِحِينَ – 27:19

Fatabassama dahikan min qawliha waqala rabbi awziAAnee an ashkura niAAmataka allatee anAAamta AAalayya waAAala walidayya waan aAAmala salihan tardahu waadkhilnee birahmatika fee AAibadika alssaliheena

So [Solomon] smiled, amused at her speech, and said, “My Lord, enable me to be grateful for Your favor which You have bestowed upon me and upon my parents and to do righteousness of which You approve. And admit me by Your mercy into [the ranks of] Your righteous servants.” (27:19]

The contentment of the hereafter will be achieved by those who do good deeds and protect those good deeds.

Whoever comes [at Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it, and they, from the terror of that Day, will be safe. (27:89)

To protect yourself you need to make sure that you don’t harm others. You need to make sure that the good deeds don’t make you arrogant. They don’t make you haughty and proud.

In Surat al Qasas mentioned and this name Qasas, the stories named after the story of Musa alayhis salam when he went to Shuaib alehissalaam after he was chased out of the place he was at and he got to Shuaib (as) and you know what? He says to Shuaib (as) what happened to him.

in Islam we believe that the proposal is made by either party meaning to express the willingness or to express the desire to marry can come from any party and it’s either a yes or a No. we shouldn’t be upset if it’s a no and just as much we should be very very concerned if it is a yes to fulfill the rights of the spouse to be and all these new relatives that are suddenly related to you SubhanAllah.

Make marriage simple, keep it simple you will achieve contentment and happiness those around you will be happy with the way you handle things. Allah has taught you never to worry about what people think of you and what you’re doing for as long as it is correct for as long as Allah is pleased with it and Allah allows it. You can do it and you should lead the way others will follow you.

He said, “Indeed, I wish to wed you one of these, my two daughters, on [the condition] that you serve me for eight years; but if you complete ten, it will be [as a favor] from you. And I do not wish to put you in difficulty. You will find me, if Allah wills, from among the righteous.”[28:27]

Nikkah / Marraige is something that is so so simple yet we make it difficult. The more difficult you make it the less contentment you will have. The easier you make it the more you have guaranteed your contentment short term and long term. Your children are happy. You are happy. Everyone is happy and keep it simple. Don’t get complicated when it comes to marriage. Don’t make it too big. – Mufti Menk

EP26 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Allah says in order to achieve mercy, you should establish your prayer, you should give from what Allah has given you and you should follow the messenger. If you do these three things you will achieve the mercy of Allah.

And establish prayer and give zakah and obey the Messenger – that you may receive mercy. (24:56)

In surat al-furqan Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala makes mention of many factors, the ability and the capacity to distinguish between right and wrong. When we’re in good company and when we are trying to obey Allah and Allah’s instructions we will definitely be able to distinguish between right and wrong.

And the Day the wrongdoer will bite on his hands [in regret] he will say, “Oh, I wish I had taken with the Messenger a way. Oh, woe to me! I wish I had not taken that one as a friend. He led me away from the remembrance after it had come to me. And ever is Satan, to man, a deserter.” (25:27-29)

Your circle of friends makes you or breaks you. It’s up to you to decide what you’d like. Make sure you have friends who are better in values and morals than you, their relationship with their maker than you.

Who are the blessed, who are the worshipers of the most merciful?

And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth easily, and when the ignorant address them [harshly], they say [words of] peace. (25:63)

وَالَّذِينَ يَقُولُونَ رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا – 25:74

Waallatheena yaqooloona rabbana hab lana min azwajina wathurriyyatina qurrata aAAyunin waijAAalna lilmuttaqeena imaman

And those who say, “Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.” (25:74)

Those will be awarded the Chamber for what they patiently endured, and they will be received therein with greetings and [words of] peace. (25:75)