Many people think tolerance means I’m going to give up my faith I’ll tolerate. So I don’t have to do what Allah has said. I don’t have to dress in a specific way. I don’t have to pray in a specific way. I don’t have to do X Y & Z that the Almighty has instructed that is a misconception completely. Tolerance has nothing to do with giving up your opinion. It has more to do with respecting the same right that others have of not giving up their opinions amazing!
As much as I am passionate about slam there are people who are passionate about Christianity, there are people who are passionate about Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism whatever other ISM even atheism. I can believe that I am correct and I do right to believe as human beings in whatever they consider to be the most correct, subhanAllah!
Religion has partly been hijacked by those who don’t understand scriptures, those who have misinterpreted it intentionally to suit their own agendas of creating disaster on the globe in the name of the most merciful.
O people, We have created you from a single male and female and thereafter We have made you spread as different peoples and tribes [From the Quran] why? Why is there black and white and yellow and brown, why are there different races, ethnicity, different sizes, different understandings, one word in order that you can recognize each other? You are different, not so that you can discriminate against each other.
Every race and every nationality and every ethnicity has in it good and bad. So you would be totally uneducated if you thought that a nationality in its entirety is bad just because of the acts of a few. – Mufti Menk
🛑How to react with differences in opinion‼️
📌Everyone has the right to live everyone has the right to believe whatever they feel is correct. We are not in desperate need of a balanced voice that does not take away from us our religion nor does it take away from anyone else their right to believe in whatever they feel is correct but rather it gives us that mutual respect which results in the peaceful coexistence.
⚡️Let’s educate ourselves, let‘s become people who are willing to peacefully coexist that is the entire meaning of tolerance.
🛑Never feel or never allow yourself to become so proud and arrogant that you deny the truth. ‼️
📌Especially when we become religious, when we become people who are very close to scripture in any religion and sometimes even ideologically, when we believe we are very intelligent and we have the right way. We tend to forget that others could be more intelligent or equally intelligent and their intellect might lead them to something else.
☑️if I am weak and I am a coward, I might want to harm them and attack them but if I am strong and if I display that level of intellect I will engage them in discussion to prove certain factors and who knows they might prove to me that they are right and I am wrong.
🛑The difficulties can be divided into many different categories but two main categories those in this world and those of the hereafter; I promise you the difficulties of this world if you manage them correctly as a believer you will never have difficulties in the hereafter. Some people who don’t manage their difficulties and hardships in this world properly, Allah speaks about them by saying they have lost this world and they have also lost the afterlife.
📌As much as we would like to have hope in the mercy of Allah through our difficulties in this dunya, we need to make sure we are not the point of suffering of someone else, remember that.
✅Prophet Muhammad (saw) speaks about a true Muslim is he who doesn’t use his tongue or his hands to harm anyone; in another narration a Muslim is the one whom the other people are saved from the evil of his tongue or his hand which means no verbal abuse and no physical abuse. One narration speaks of the Muslims protecting the Muslimeen in that way making sure you don’t harm and the other one speaks about mankind at large.
✔️Allah does not have mercy on the one who doesn’t have mercy on the rest of the people, are you a merciful servant of Allah? Are you really a merciful servant of Allah? Do you have mercy in your home with your children, with your spouses, with your daughters, with your brothers and sisters? If you would like the mercy of Allah, you need to show the quality of mercy at least to others- Mufti Menk
🔴When people say things are just not happening the way I want them to happen. I really am facing so much of difficulty and difficulty upon difficulty and the Almighty just seems like He doesn’t even care for me. I’ve beencalling out to Him and I don’t know why He’s not responding and I’m just struggling; think I’ve just had enough, Astagfirullah….
🔴Remember something the Creator who created myself yourselves an entire creation is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala, the Maker we call Him the Nourisher, the Cherisher, the Sustainer, the Provider, the Protector, the Curer the one in absolute control every aspect of existence. The one who knows what is best for you and I, the Owner of the unseen, the Owner of all knowledge that is Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala .
🛑Protection from Magic & the Evil Eye Part One ‼️– Mufti Menk
🔴How to protect ourselves from those who intend to harm us through black magic through the evil eye, black magic and the jinn kind, how serious are you to be protected from all of that⁉️
🔴There is a lot that is happening. We do believe it exists but we don’t blame it. Have a good relation with Allah subhanahu wata’ala by fulfilling obligations and by abstaining from prohibitions as best as possible. we say develop your connection with Allah.
✔️ Every morning and evening you have to set aside 10 to 15 minutes to read the (the 255th verse of the 2nd surah of the Quran, Al-Baqara) Ayat Kursi, the last three surahs of the Quran 3 times each,
✅بِسْمِ اللهِ الَّذِي لَا يَضُرُّ مَعَ اسْمِهِ شَيْءٌ فِي الأَرْضِ وَلَا فِي السَّمَاءِ وَهُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْعَلِيمُ
`Bismillahil-ladhi la yadurru ma`as-mihi shai’un fil-ardi wa la fis-sama’i, wa Huwas-Sami`ul-`Alim three times, (In the Name of Allah with Whose Name there is protection against every kind of harm in the earth or in the heaven, and He is the All-Hearing and All-Knowing),’ nothing will harm him.” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi]
أَعُوذُ بِكَلِمَاتِ اللهِ التَّامَّاتِ مِنْ شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
❝A’udhu bi kalimatillaahi at-tamaati min sharri ma khalaq.❞ ❝I seek refuge in the complete words of Allāh from the evil in what He has created.❞ (3 times) [#Saheeh_Muslim]
✅لَا إِلَهَ إِلَّا اللهُ وَحْدَهُ لَا شَرِيكَ لَهُ، لَهُ المُلْكُ وَلَهُ الْحَمْدُ، وَهُوَ عَلَى كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ
La ilaha ill-Allah, Wahdahu la sharika lahu, lahul-Mulk, wa lahul-Hamd, yuhyiyy wa yumit, Huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in Qadir] then Allah will write one million good deeds for him, and will wipe away one million of his bad deeds, and will raise him one million levels and will build a home for him in Paradise.” 100 times through the day [‘Sahih al-Jami’ #6231]
🛑Protection from Magic & the Evil Eye Part Two ‼️– Mufti Menk
🔴Part two regarding protection from Black Magic, evil eye, envy, jealousy, etc , is dealing with what to do in terms of diet and in terms of what to perhaps rub on your forehead and massage onto chest.
✔️In the form of diet, there is a lot of Shifa and cure in olive oil, extra virgin cold-pressed olive oil, the ajwa dates, pure raw natural honey, the black seed, the black seed oil, figs according to sunnah of the prophet Muhammed (saw).
✔️To get rid of bad dreams read the following duas before sleeping…..
اللهم باسمك أموت وأح
Allahumma Bismika Amutu Wa Ahya
[O Allah, with Your Name will I die and live (wake up)].”
بِاسْمِكَ رَبِّي وَضَعْتُ جَنْبِي، وَبِكَ أَرْفَعُهُ، فَإِنْ أَمْسَكْتَ نَفْسِي فَارْحَمْهَا، وَإِنْ أَرْسَلْتَهَا فَاحْفَظْهَا، بِمَا تَحْفَظُ بِهِ عِبَادَكَ الصَّالِحِينَ.
Bismika rabbee wadaAAtu janbee wabika arfaAAuh, fa-in amsakta nafsee farhamha, wa-in arsaltaha fahfathha bima tahfathu bihi AAibadakas-saliheen
In Your name my Lord, I lie down and in Your name I rise, so if You should take my soul then have mercy upon it, and if You should return my soul then protect it in the manner You do so with Your righteous servants.
❌it’s important for us to make sure that we don’t blame superstition for everything…..