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The Day Of Deleting Bad Habits From The Spirit Of Eid Al-Adha | Very Powerful one

I commenced by congratulating you upon this beautiful day of Eid which is also a Friday. We thank Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for giving us this great opportunity and I remind yourselves and myself that this eid is all about the sacrifice and the submission to Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala that of Ibrahim alayhi salatu wassalam when Allah instructed him to do something, he did it without questioning that pleased Allah so much that Allah gave us a day where we can remember that sacrifice and also consider it a very happy occasion.

This would mean that every time Allah has instructed us to do something. We should be doing that without questioning Allah.

You will be questioned about your prayers. I want to draw your attention to things that are happening in our midst nowadays that people take for granted and they don’t realize that they need to do better in order to display their obedience to Allah.

“Everything you do;  your actions, whatever you do, your words, your movements all of that. Ask yourself when I meet with Allah, I’m going to be shown this action. Will I be proud of it?

When you meet with Allah, on that day when the book is spread. When the book is placed he’s going to show you everything; The book of Deeds.

The use of social media, the way we’re using social media at times we tend to forget; I have a lord to answer to, I have a day of judgment that I’m going to go to, all these Deeds are going to be shown to me

Your Social Media Accounts Can Earn Your Paradise | Powerful 10 Days Of Dhul Hijjah Reminders | Powerful 10 Days Of Dhul-Hijjah Reminders ~ Mufti Menk

A Good thing to do during these 10 days: teach someone, some good, subhanallah. The prophet Muhammad (saw) was sent as a teacher to us.

If Allah has given you an opportunity To have a following online perhaps on social media make sure you’re leading them in the right direction.

I tell you if you’re leading them in the right direction, you can earn jannah simply by your social media accounts. You can earn Paradise simply by the correct use of your social media accounts.

Don’t be, don’t be shy to delete that which is bad, no matter how popular it’s become…

The Best Deeds You Can Do During The Best 10 Days Of Dhul Hijjah | Mufti Menk

The days of the first 10 of Dhul-Hijjah are more valuable than the days of Ramadan speaking of daylight.

The prophet Muhammed (Saw) said there are no days in which Allah loves Deeds more than those that are done during these first 10 days of Dhul-Hijjah.

So if we were told that there are no days wherein Deeds are more loved by Allah then these 10; what should we be doing?

There is no point in sinning especially during a time when Allah says good deeds are most loved to me. We should be doing seeking the forgiveness of Allah often.

Why do you think He gives us these auspicious days and nights Him to tap us on the shoulder and tell us, it’s time you turned it to Allah.

Allah Tests A Believer With Five Things “Don’t Get Too Attached To Things” | Mufti Menk

Understand the plan of Allah

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If we were to read carefully what those Messengers came with in terms of revelation, we would find that Muhammad sallallahu alaihi wasallam left us with two main things and he says I’ve left you with two things for as long as you hold fast upon them you will never be led astray.

That is the Quran and my Sunnah which means the traditions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon …his life and his teachings.

As you apply your mind and you realize why exactly you are on earth; It is precisely what Allah says. So in Surat al-baqarah Allah says we will definitely test every single one of you.

One of the reasons why I’m on earth is to be tested. I will face challenges difficulties hardship.

In fact in Surat al-ankabut Allah says that is how He distinguishes the Believers from those who are liars, those who don’t really believe.

what will Allah test us with? What do I need to expect? in life, we get attached to things and we don’t realize when we came Into this world We were alone. prior to coming into this world We were where Allah wanted us, but we came alone and Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala says when we go; we will go alone and  we will meet Allah alone and we will answer to our questions  or accountability will happen alone on that day.

You’ve just come yourself. And guess what? your Deeds; so do good deeds.

I need to fulfill the obligations and stay away from prohibitions and I need to know that the things that I will become acquainted with and attached to at some point Allah will detach me from them for as long as they are material items of this world, things that are very very connected to this.

when we get Too attached to this comfort  zone where in the day Allah decides to take us out of it as He has promised. It will be extremely difficult.

So Allah says don’t get too attached even to people, get attached to Allah. the messenger peace be upon him his legacy lives on, his Sunnah lives on, get attached to that.

Dua:

Dua for protection from illness and disease

This dua for protection from illness should be our constant prayer at this time – and it carries an important reminder that our refuge is always in Allah (SWT):

اللَّهُمَّ إِنِّي أَعُوذُ بِكَ مِنَ الْبَرَصِ، وَالْجُنُونِ، وَالْجُذَامِ، وَمِنْ سَيِّئِ الأَسْقَامِ

Allah humma inni a’udhu bika minal-barasi, wal-jununi, wal-judhaami, wa min sayyi’il-asqaami

“O Allah, I seek refuge in You from leprosy, insanity, elephantiasis, and the worst of diseases.”

[Abu Dawud]

Always Avoid These Types OF Gathering And Discussion – Mufti Menk

Allah (Swt) tells us that whenever you hear people in a meeting, in a gathering, whenever you hear people blaspheme Allah, speak bad about Allah, say nasty dirty, ugly things about Allah or even about others; Allah says turn away from them.

Don’t be A part of it until they change the topic to something good. So this is also goodness that Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

This verse is showing us not to participate in bad. If there is a group of people and they’re doing good, be a part of them. It will bring about a lot of comfort.

Only participate in that which is positive, that which is good, that which is filled with goodness, blessings and reaching out to people in a positive way.

Beware Of The Word If When Things Didn’t Turn Out The Way That You Wanted | Shaykh Omar Suleiman And Mufti Menk

Hadith says strive to seek that which will benefit and do not feel helpless. Then the prophet (saw) said and then if something overwhelms you then say it is the decree of Allah and He does what He Wills.

So, basically this is Once you have put forth your best and things don’t turn out the way that you want to turn out then say I did my part; Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala has decreed and I’m pleased with what He has decreed.

We never become dependent on our best efforts, we instead put forth our best efforts, but we always recognize the limitations of our efforts and recognizing the limitations of our efforts does not diminish them…. balance between our role versus the decree of Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala.

Patience in the midst of all of that Devastation:

Don’t beat yourself up so much over The outcome, seed the positive see what comes out of this for you in regards to the outcomes and don’t go back and say if I would have done this differently, if I would have done that differently…..

Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala had a plan for you and the end of that plan is good for you.

The Blessing Of Staying Away From Haram Income And Relationship~Mufti Menk

In verse number 94 (surah-Al-Ma’idah), Allah loves it when we stay away from things for His sake.

 

Only to test you Allah allows certain things He has prohibited to be accessible to you and He makes it easy for you to do achieve that but you stay away for His sake.

When a person is married for the sake of their spouse. They would sometimes stay away from adultery Etc. But if you were to do it for the sake of Allah, it is far broader and you will achieve the happiness of your spouse too subhanallah….

Even if the person comes to you and really asks you to commit the sin with them, if you were to abstain bearing Allah in mind, aren’t you on a Higher level? You achieve the Comfort.

When adultery is very easy to commit and you still stay away from it. You’ve arrived at a different level in your relationship with Allah.

When things are prohibited, sometimes Allah might test you by making it accessible; it is so tempting to earn money in the wrong way. Allah says, do you prefer me or you prefer the money that is earned in a wrong..

Why? SubhanAllah, it’s up to you to prove yourself to Allah.

So those who stay away they have the correct relationship with Allah.

Duas Whilst Being Nearest To Allah To Get What You Want At The Blessed Times | Mufti Menk

The most important acts of worship but within the Salah there is a certain position that is by far the loftiest, the most loved by Allah, the highest position considered; the position wherein which the son of Adam meaning humankind would be the closest to his Lord, SubhanAllah,  the closest that a worshiper could be to his rabb, to his Lord: of sujood/ Prostration.

Sujood /prostration is solely for Allah only and solely for Allah that is one act of worship that he has given us as a gift and in the Sharia that we follow the set of rules and laws that, we follow given to us by Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala through Muhammad sallallahu Alayhi wasallam, we were taught that it’s absolutely disallowed.

Dua in sujood/ prostration

Narrated Aisha, Ummul Mu’minin: The Apostle of Allah (saw) prostrated himself at night when reciting the Qur’an. He said repeatedly: My face prostrates itself to Him Who created it and brought forth its hearing and seeing by His might and power.

سَجَدَ وَجْهِي لِلَّذِي خَلَقَهُ وَشَقَّ سَمْعَهُ وَبَصَرَهُ بِحَوْلِهِ وَقُوَّتِهِ ‏”

sajad wajhi liladhi khalaqah washaqa sameah wabasarah bihawlih waquatih

Surah Al-Mu’minun [23:14] –

فَتَبَارَكَ اللَّهُ أَحْسَنُ الْخَالِقِينَ

Fa tabarakallhu ahsan al-Khaliqin.”

So blessed is Allah, the best of creators.

We’re not allowed to engage in prostration except for Allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala. no matter what the reason is, even if it is cultural. It still is prohibited to prostrate in the same way. You would be prostrating in sujood for anyone or anything else.

Take your time in prostration. I humble myself for Allah. Allah will raise me.

whenever you are sad, whenever you’re feeling anxious, whenever you don’t know, what’s about to happen, Whenever there is uncertainty in your life. Whenever people are trying to harm you; one of the best ways of benefiting yourself is to pray two units of prayer and to prolong your sujood.

so the prostration will help you overcome that hurt, that sadness that anxiety, those negative feelings. What will help you? Prostration will help you.

 

Why Are You Taking To This Sister | Mufti Menk

What would it have cost me to have come out and be nice to them and so on?

some people say but why don’t you discuss this particular topic, for those of them who are my friends I tell them, well, have you discussed, they say, yes. Well then isn’t that enough? I mean look you’re doing one thing. I’m doing one thing. I’m not going to tell you do what I’m doing. So, please don’t tell me do what you’re doing because all of this we’re working for the same boss, for the same deen.

We’re calling towards the same Allah. So, it’s amazing how it doesn’t cost us to be kind to be nice.

You have to be kind to everyone. You have to smile at everyone. You have to greet everyone. You have to try and listen…. , I’m speaking to her as though she’s my own sister, someone is crying and a lot of the times one good word from you would change her life by the help of Allah. Why not, that’s your opportunity.

We want to cater for humankind at large.

Whose Greetings You Don’t Have To Respond In Islam | Mufti Menk

Many of us have an issue sometimes where if we don’t like someone we find it difficult to greet them or to respond to the greeting. Allah says when you are greeted, reply the greeting.

So this is something you need to know greet people and respond to their Greetings in a beautiful way and Allah will open your doors.

if there is someone who you know for a fact, is making a mockery of it Then you don’t respond that particular lies. The lies are because they’re telling you peace be upon you but they don’t mean it at all.

However, Allah says still try to greet back.

When your greet someone, be genuine. This is Allah teaching us clean your heart.