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In Sha Allah! These Beautiful Heart-Touching Words Will Change Your Dress Code Forever

In Surat Anfal Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’Ala  Makes Mention  Of The Gifts That He Bestows Upon Man And The Fact That He Doesn’T Take Them Away Until Man Deserves That They Be Taken Away.

That is because Allah would not change a favor which He had bestowed upon a people until they change what is within themselves. And indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing. (8:53)

How Many Of Us Lose Contentment Because We’Re Wealthy? You Know What That Means? We Became Wealthy, Temporary Contentment, We Forgot Allah. So Allah Snatches The Contentment Away.

Do Not Take blessings For Granted.  When Allah Has Given You Things Take It Seriously, Get Closer To Allah. So Many People Forget Allah On Their Wedding Days,  On The Day Of Eid, So Many People Turn Away From Allah On Days, When They Are Enjoying The Parties And Whatever Else They Have, Celebrating The Birth Of A Child Or Whatever It May Be Those Are The The Means Of Destruction Of Our Contentment.

We Destroy The Contentment That We’Ve Had, Why? Because We Forget Allah During Our Happy Days, The Next #Eid That We Have Remembered To Worship Allah, Thank Him, #Dress Appropriately, You Will Be Content.

The Next Time You Cut A Pair Of Clothing Or You Buy A Pair Of Clothing, Make Sure It Is Something That Is Modest And That Would Please Allah. If The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him Had To See You He Would Be Proud Of The Way You Dressed, Think About it.

We Always Say The Day That Covering Yourself Makes You Very Happy And The Day That Exposing Yourself Makes You Sad Is The Day That You Have Actually Developed A Better Relationship With Allah.

For All Days Try To Please Allah, Try To Please Allah And Do Things In The Right Way. Imagine People Look At Your Dress Code On The Day Of Your Wedding And They Say Wow I’D Like To Cover Like How Fatima Covered For Example And When They Do That You Get A Reward While Yours Lying Down At Home Without Even Knowing, You’Re Achieving Blessings….

You are Searching For Contentment. It Is All Over Revelation And This Is Why We Say Contentment Is Truly From Revelation. – #MuftiMenk

EP13 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

What is very important for us to know is when we develop a relationship with Allah, when we are conscious of Allah subhanahu wata’ala allah will grant us the ability to distinguish between right and wrong through that ability we will achieve contentment.

O you who have believed, if you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion and will remove from you your misdeeds and forgive you. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty. (8:29)

In a month of fasting, the month of Ramadan, we are asked by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala to fast in order to develop that relationship with Allah. Fasting brings about compassion, brings about a closeness to Allah, a softness; it disciplines us, strive to develop your relationship with Allah, strive when it comes to your prayer, when it comes to your charity the giving, when it comes to your character and conduct and Allah subhanahu wata’ala will definitely open your doors.

The importance of seeking forgiveness of Allah is such that even if the punishment were to be coming in your direction it will be diverted because of you seeking the forgiveness of Allah. This is why it’s very important to keep seeking the forgiveness of Allah on a daily basis. People wonder I’m going through problems, is it a punishment or is it actually a test from Allah?

Well if you are seeking the forgiveness of Allah at all times every day it can never be the punishment of Allah, do you know why? Because Allah says

But Allah would not punish them while you, [O Muhammad], are among them, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. (8:33)

While seeking forgiveness, it’s impossible that what’s coming to you in terms of negativity is a punishment from Allah. It is only a test, you must relax, and you must be satisfied and content. Keep on building your relationship with Allah and understand whatever you’re going through is in order to elevate your status.

In Surat Anfal Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala also makes mention of the gifts that he bestows upon man and the fact that He doesn’t take them away until man deserves that they be taken away.

If you haven’t been become a bad person and still you lose something good you might have had that would not be a punishment of Allah, that would actually be a bigger gift in the long term from Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala.

That is because Allah would not change a favor which He had bestowed upon a people until they change what is within themselves. And indeed, Allah is Hearing and Knowing. (8:53)

Get acquainted with Allah during your days of ease and Allah will get acquainted with you during your days of hardship.

Allah speaks in surah al-anfal also about a situation where there are two parties that are fighting each other perhaps a war on a larger scale or an argument on a smaller scale Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says

And if they incline to peace, then incline to it [also] and rely upon Allah . Indeed, it is He who is the Hearing, the Knowing. (8:61)

Two warring factions, one of them desperately wants peace with you, you doubt their intentions. There is nothing glaring to prove that they are being insincere. If there was something glaring to prove that they were insincere you would be foolish to make peace with them in a way that you were bitten again from the same direction. But if there is nothing to say that they were being insincere. Allah says inclined towards it. If they stretch their arm, seeking peace you should do the same.

Allah says lay your trust on Allah because you may not know exactly they may want to cheat you and that’s why in the very next verse when Allah says at the end of this verse that He is all-powerful and He is all-knowing, He’s all wise

But if they intend to deceive you – then sufficient for you is Allah. It is He who supported you with His help and with the believers. (8:62)

Very importantly learn to please Allah in all that you do and learn to follow Allah in all that you would like to do and Allah will grant you that success in the dunya and akhira filled with the greatest contentment – Mufti Menk

EP12 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has destroyed previous nations for various reasons and then He tells us that He would not just have destroyed certain people, had they turned to Him, had they repented and had they believed and developed their relationship with Him.

And if only the people of the cities had believed and feared Allah, We would have opened upon them blessings from the heaven and the earth; but they denied [the messengers], so We seized them for what they were earning (7:96)

From this, I learn that if I’d like to achieve contentment, I need two things; I need to believe in Allah and develop a relationship with Allah.

If we would like to achieve contentment we also need to look into the stories of the previous prophets, those whom Allah has destroyed in the past why Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala destroyed them? What exactly happened?

The story of the pharaoh, the pharaoh was destroyed for various reasons. He actually told people to worship Him besides Allah. He said he is the god, he is the decider, and he’s the giver of life.

So, Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala speaks of his destruction, he was haughty, he was arrogant. These stories keep repeating themselves in the Quran for us to learn.

If you’d like contentment you need to protect yourself from the qualities of the Pharaoh.

I will turn away from My signs those who are arrogant upon the earth without right; and if they should see every sign, they will not believe in it. And if they see the way of consciousness, they will not adopt it as a way; but if they see the way of error, they will adopt it as a way. That is because they have denied Our signs and they were heedless of them. (7:146)

If you want guidance one of the qualities you need is to drop and to cut out the arrogance and the haughtiness. Don’t think you are a know-it-all, keep searching for guidance look at revelation again and again, keep looking at it and asking yourself am I following what Allah and His Messenger wanted me to follow?

Allah you need to study his names, his qualities in order to recognize him.

And to Allah belong the best names, so invoke Him by them. And leave [the company of] those who practice deviation concerning His names. They will be recompensed for what they have been doing. (7:180)

the prophet (saw) says indeed whoever is to study 99 names of Allah, Subhanahu WA Ta’ala memorize them, protect them, learn them, use them to call out to Allah, they will be granted paradise.

Do you know when you are listening to the words of Allah subhanahu wata’ala you’re meant to be concentrating, you’re meant to be listening, you meant to be thinking, you’re meant to be paying attention?

So when the Qur’an is recited, then listen to it and pay attention that you may receive mercy. (7:204)

One very important factor that I wish to mention the Quran is so powerful that when you listen to its explanation it will seem as though someone is addressing you and your problems, your issues as though they knew your life and your problems, you will wonder; how this person did know what exactly to address? The reality is it is from the maker he knew, he knows, he will know and he created everyone. So the verses that are recited and explained coming to you will definitely impact upon you in a very very positive way regarding issues that you are facing in your life. that’s why Allah says listen attentively.

It will make sense and it will definitely impact upon you as though someone knew your your life and your problems, yes Allah does know your life and he does know your problems.

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala in the opening verses of Al-Anfal makes mention of the successful ones those who are the true believers…

The ones who establish prayer, and from what We have provided them, they spend. (8:03)

Two qualities; number one: develop your relationship with Allah, number two: look after those who don’t have much, the rest of the creatures of Allah and you will definitely achieve contentment and success. – Mufti Menk

EP11 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Allah (swt) reminds us to think of the reaction of actions we actually do. When you do something Allah saying hang on before you do it think of what’s going to happen as a result of what you are going to do. When you do this you will achieve contentment, remember.

And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah, lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge. Thus We have made pleasing to every community their deeds. Then to their Lord is their return, and He will inform them about what they used to do. (6:108)

I hope that this verse can inspire us to achieve contentment through being concerned about the reactions of our words and our actions before we say anything and before we act, amazing.

 

Allah subhanahu wata’ala always tells us to follow what is right whether the whole world is saying something else.

And if you obey most of those upon the earth, they will mislead you from the way of Allah. They follow not except assumption, and they are not but falsifying. (6:116)

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks about consumption and making sure that you eat that which is halal.

And do not eat of that upon which the name of Allah has not been mentioned, for indeed, it is grave disobedience. (6:121)

You want contentment? You must make sure that you consume that which the name of Allah has been mentioned upon.

Remember Shaitaan is an outright enemy. Iblis has always sworn that he will lead us astray because he was jealous. Never become jealous of another.

Be happy for others and Allah will grant you contentment. Yes, you may pray that Allah give you something similar but don’t ever pray that Allah take it away from them to give it to you because that will not happen.

When you make a mistake turn to Allah. You’ll achieve contentment. But if you make a mistake and you don’t recollect and you don’t turn to Allah how do you expect to gain that contentment? you know sin brings about temporary pleasure but it shows the seed of discontent for a long time.

Allah says the following words were so beloved unto Allah.

قَالَا رَبَّنَا ظَلَمْنَا أَنفُسَنَا وَإِن لَّمْ تَغْفِرْ لَنَا وَتَرْحَمْنَا لَنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ – 7:23

Qaalaa Rabbanaa zalamnaaa anfusanaa wa illam taghfir lanaa wa tarhamnaa lanakoonanna minal khaasireen

They said, “Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves, and if You do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely be among the losers.” (7:23)

Remember when you seek the forgiveness of Allah, when you call out to him asking him to have mercy on you, you will achieve his mercy and part of that mercy is contentment.

You want contentment? When you are standing in front of Allah look at how you’re dressed.

O children of Adam, take your adornment at every masjid, and eat and drink, but be not excessive. Indeed, He likes not those who commit excess. (7:31)

When you’ve adorned yourself as you’re about to pray it means you’ve understood whom you are standing in front of. You are standing in front of the Lord of the Worlds and another point of achieving contentment; don’t be wasteful. – Mufti Menk

 

 

Ramadan is not divided into ten ten ten ! Mufti menk

⚡️Is Ramadan Divided into Three – Mufti Menk
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🛑The first Tenth are the days of mercy, the second 10 days of forgiveness and the third 10 are the days of freedom from fire‼️‼️‼️‼️

Now, just a very important piece of information in the whole of Ramadan is a month of mercy not just the ten days, the whole of Ramadan is a month of forgiveness not just ten days, the whole of Ramadan is a month of freedom from the fire not just ten days, from Mufti Menk

EP10 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

When the almighty has prohibited something at times we are tested by that thing dangling in front of us so accessible, its right within our reach, there’s a reason for that, Allah says when you stay away for our sake, we’re going to grant you contentment; you will be a happy person.

You’re in the condition you’re not supposed to be doing something that is otherwise permissible, do you still follow the rule? Just because it is accessible do you just break the rule? This rule applies to everything that the Almighty has laid down in terms of law and in terms of do’s and don’ts.

O you who have believed, Allah will surely test you through something of the game that your hands and spears [can] reach, that Allah may make evident those who fear Him unseen. And whoever transgresses after that – for him is a painful punishment. (5:94)

Do you know what when Allah has prohibited something?  Consider it prohibited even if it is easy for you to do. Don’t do it and see the contentment that you will achieve by being conscious of Allah and pleasing Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala.

One of the biggest problems and one of the reasons why we lose contentment is we tend to focus on the lives of others, don’t do that, focus on your own life. Remember if you want contentment stop focusing on the lives of others.

O you who have believed, upon you is [responsibility for] yourselves. Those who have gone astray will not harm you when you have been guided. To Allah is your return all together; then He will inform you of what you used to do. (5:105)

We lose sleep over what Allah has given someone else. We concentrate on others, their good points, their weak points, we are so upset because of what’s happening in their lives, Stop it.

If you really want contentment you must make sure that you are concentrating on yourself. How’s my relationship with Allah, look at what Allah has given me, he’s given me so many things without me asking him.

It’s only when things get taken away from us that we become conscious of what Allah has given us. So let’s become conscious of it even before it is taken away. In fact insha’Allah it won’t be taken away but you will achieve contentment when you look at what Allah has given you and you realize it’s priceless subhanAllah.

Allah tells us to respect all those who are trying to earn the pleasure of Allah as well whether they are rich or they’re poor, whether they’re black or white, no matter what color they are, no matter what ethnicity, etc, I could add no matter what nationality they are, what part of the globe they come from SubhanAllah, Allah tells Muhammad

And do not send away those who call upon their Lord morning and afternoon, seeking His countenance. Not upon you is anything of their account and not upon them is anything of your account. So were you to send them away, you would [then] be of the wrongdoers. (6:52)

And when those come to you who believe in Our verses, say, “Peace be upon you. Your Lord has decreed upon Himself mercy: that any of you who does wrong out of ignorance and then repents after that and corrects himself – indeed, He is Forgiving and Merciful.” (6:54)

The fact that they believe in allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala, you treat them equally subhanAllah, you treat them absolutely equally and you greet them with that beautiful greeting.

When people are sitting and discriminating, when people are saying something bad, when they are speaking evil, when they’re actually engaged in the displeasure of Allah;  Allah tells us don’t sit with them, don’t be from amongst them, if you’re not going to be able to remind them and if you’re not going to be able to talk to them and if you’re not going to be able to help them out of the bad that they’re engaged in while sitting in a group then you better walk away.  – Mufti Menk

And when you see those who engage in [offensive] discourse concerning Our verses, then turn away from them until they enter into another conversion. And if Satan should cause you to forget, then do not remain after the reminder with the wrongdoing people. (6:68)

EP09 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

As Muslims we are instructed to help save lives. If you save a life it is equivalent to having saved humanity at large and if you were to take the life of an innocent person away it is equivalent to having destroyed entire humanity.

Allah says And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. (5:32)

If you’d like contentment learn to help people, learn to give people such service that would save their lives.

Allah (swt) says -how important it is to remind people when they are going wrong, to remind them in a beautiful way that they are going wrong, and to correct a person that is also something beautiful.

They used not to prevent one another from wrongdoing that they did. How wretched was that which they were doing.  (5:79)

To achieve contentment never feel bad when you are corrected because if you feel bad when you’re corrected you’re never going to succeed in life. Allah says the previous nations were destroyed because they didn’t correct each other when they were going wrong.

 

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala tells us how important it is to consume that which the name of Allah subhanahu wata’ala was mentioned upon and this is speaking about halal food and Allah says

And eat of what Allah has provided for you [which is] lawful and good. And fear Allah, in whom you are believers. (5:88)

Halal and tayyib; two qualities that need to be found in the food.  Animal rights activists speak about how badly animals are treated. if you want contentment even treat the animals with goodness. if you are not prepared to treat the animal correctly, don’t consume that. it will not bring about contentment and goodness.

Imagine treating animals that are not even consumable by us such as dogs and pigs to treat them with care and respect and with kindness is an act of worship that would achieve forgiveness and even paradise. The Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him as expressly said that you treat animals with respect even if you were to consume those animals.

The day that you are slaughtering them and prior to that you make sure that it is done fulfilling all the rules and regulations that is when it will be called halal and tayyib.

If you want contentment you need to purify yourself. Don’t consume intoxicants and don’t partake of those intoxicants or from those intoxicants. The almighty tells you cut it out, leave it out. You want contentment and happiness? Don’t fall into the clutches of the devil.

O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. (5:90)

There are various bad habits that may not get to the point of intoxication but if they are harmful to your body they are not pure. Well sometimes certain things you do to yourself are actually very bad. if you want contentment cut those habits out.

I give you one simple example the habit of smoking, the habit of smoking is such that people say oh you know what well what’s wrong with it? It’s my own money that’s not your own body and the money belongs to Allah. He gave it to you you’re going to leave it on earth when you depart from this earth and you didn’t have it prior to you coming from here. so remember it belongs to Allah, you use it in a way that Allah wants and at the same time you make sure that you spend it in a way that Allah wants,

Imagine how much money you will save if you cut cigarettes, imagine how many people will actually benefit from the wealth that you are going to save. Because of you cutting out the smoking habit, the shisha habit whatever other habits may be there. – Mufti Menk

 

EP08 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Divorce is taking place more than ever before. More than half those who are getting married are actually divorcing at some point, some within the first few years of marriage.

  1. Is it because people don’t know why they are getting married?
  2. Is it because people are not prepared to sacrifice?
  3. Is it because we are focused on something we’re not supposed to be focused upon?
  4. Is it because we haven’t developed our character and conduct?

These are questions that scream for answers.

Allah says that yes, divorce may happen as a last resort. Divorce will happen, it is happening but when it does happen be even more respectful after the divorce than you were within the marriage. Because there are rights that you need to fulfill after divorce that are so crucial to your contentment.

You divorced in order to gain contentment.  If you don’t play your cards right thereafter you will lose contentment in a bigger way than what was in the marriage. So what are these rules and regulations?

  1. Be very respectful
  2. Don’t utter bad words about your ex,
  3. If their children involve make sure the custody and access is sorted out in a fair way; the person is biologically the father or the mother. They have rights. Remember to fulfill those rights with respect. If you don’t, you will lose your contentment, you will lose your sleep, you will lose your health, you will lose the pleasure of the Almighty and there is no way that you’re going to succeed

Allah says But if they separate [by divorce], Allah will enrich each [of them] from His abundance. And ever is Allah Encompassing and Wise. (4:130).

Yes, if you need to say something or bear witness for someone respectfully, privately to say this is what happened. That’s why I actually ended up divorcing sometimes. You might want to be marrying again and your future spouse might ask you what went wrong? It is their right to ask you if they want to know they might want to hear your side of the story and they might want to find out the other side as well. It needs to be presented respectfully.

in Surat Annisa Allah (swt) reminds us of something interesting regarding prayer. if you’re a Muslim you should be praying five times a day. But when we pray don’t be lazy, don’t get up in a lazy fashion.

Contentment is found in Salah. Contentment is found in the house of Allah. Contentment is found in the obedience of Allah. if you were to rush through that you would be compromising that contentment.

Allah says Indeed, the hypocrites [think to] deceive Allah, but He is deceiving them. And when they stand for prayer, they stand lazily, showing [themselves to] the people and not remembering Allah except a little, (4:142)

In Surat al-ma’idah, Allah (swt) Ta’ala speaks about the importance of halal, halal and Haram  to make sure that you consume that which is halal. If you would like contentment , stay away from that which is prohibited.

Allah says they ask you, [O Muhammad], what has been made lawful for them. Say, “Lawful for you are [all] good foods and [game caught by] what you have trained of hunting animals which you train as Allah has taught you. So eat of what they catch for you, and mention the name of Allah upon it, and fear Allah.” Indeed, Allah is swift in account. (5:4)

Eating from halal or Haram is not only about whether the animal was slaughtered in the proper way but it’s also connected to whether you earned your money in a pure way and whether there was deception in it or not.

Sometimes we get angry with people, we are upset with people. we dislike people and we become unjust with those people because of our dislike for them. Allah warns us in this regard verse number 8 of Surat al-ma’idah.

O you who have believed, be persistently standing firm for Allah, witnesses in justice, and do not let the hatred of a people prevent you from being just. Be just; that is nearer to righteousness. And fear Allah ; indeed, Allah is Acquainted with what you do. (5:8)

Jealousy makes you lose contentment remember one of the sons of Adam alayhis-salam became jealous of the other. As a result he lost contentment.

Allah says And recite to them the story of Adam’s two sons, in truth, when they both offered a sacrifice [to Allah ], and it was accepted from one of them but was not accepted from the other. Said [the latter], “I will surely kill you.” Said [the former], ….. (5:27)

Remember be happy with what Allah has bestowed upon you. Be happy for others. Don’t become jealous. When you were happy for others and what Allah has given them, Allah will grant you contentment. It is a very difficult quality to achieve. – Mufti Menk

 

 

EP07 | Contentment from Revelation | Ramadan Series 2019 | Mufti Menk

Some people reject the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. Some people reject the hadith. If we reject the hadith we will not be able to achieve contentment because we won’t be able to practice Islam.

The revelation that came to us is divided into two. One; the verses that were recited that are words of Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala, two; the detailed explanations the words of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him that Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has asked us to follow.

From the Quran (Surat An- nisa, verse number 65): “Nay, they’re not considered true believers until they make you and your decision final regarding the disputes between them and later, they don’t feel any narrowness of their hearts regarding that particular decision”.

We must adopt what the messenger has said. if he has said something and declared something it is considered a declaration for me too.

To achieve contentment Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks about how important it is to ponder over the verses of the Quran.

Contentment is definitely achieved by recitation of the Quran without a doubt; greater contentment is achieved by trying to understand what is meant by the Quran, putting it into practice and conveying it to other.

In Surah An-nisa, Allah teaches us how to achieve contentment in another beautiful way; interactions with one another. The first point of interaction is supposed to be a greeting:

Allah says “when you are greeted with a greeting then respond with a better greeting or at least reply it with an equal greeting. For indeed Allah takes account of everything”.

If you’d like contentment don’t ever accuse someone else of a sin they haven’t committed. If you do that you will lose contentment and you may even lose the Hereafter completely.

Allah says “whoever has earned a sin and then accuse is someone who is innocent of the sin, they’ve thrown it on to them. Allah says they have indeed engaged in a huge slander and a grave sin, a grave sin.

Many of us are suffering today because we have soiled our mouths with that which is absolutely dirty and filthy regarding someone else that is not true. Maintain silence, keep quiet, it’s better for you, if you don’t have something good to say, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him says “keep quiet”.

If we are to follow this hadith I promise you we will achieve contentment.

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala speaks about resolving problems and matters, He speaks about marital discord and he speaks about how important it is to resolve marital discord and then tells us always remember that to resolve a problem is better than to break the marriage.

Divorce is permissible but as a last resort. The breakup of a relationship is permissible but as a last resort. It is still better to resolve if you can. if you really cannot then respectfully respectfully you may terminate a relationship. Respectfully you may go your own ways because in that particular way Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala will protect us and our offspring from that which is toxic.

-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