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[Transcript] Jewels From The Quran : Mufti Ismail Menk – Part 6

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Surah Al-Anaam:

  • Surah Al-Anaam – ‘’The Surah of the cattle’’. Allah Subhana watala (SWT) mentioned in it what is permissible in terms of cattle, details of how to slaughter animals and the fact that we should not be eating animals which were slaughtered in a manner of which the name of Allah SWT was not mentioned upon slaughtering.
  • Allah SWT starts this Surah by warning the previous nations and by warning those during the time of Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam (SAW). The Kufar of Quraysh looks at the previous nations as physically powerful and mighty. But, Allah SWT destroyed them when they belied the message of Allah SWT.
  • Message for the believers: Let us not feel that we are physically very powerful because if the punishment of Allah SWT wants to overtake us, no matter how strong we are, the punishment can still come to us.
  • For example – take a look at the floods, tsunamis and the adverse weather that is going on across the globe. The tremors, the earthquakes and so on, it is possible for Allah SWT to punish us in the same way. We ask Allah SWT to have mercy on us and not to do that.
  • Allah SWT then mentions what the Kufar of Quraysh asked Rasoolallah SAW – “why doesn’t Allah SWT send down an angel? We want to talk to an angel”.
  • In response to that, Allah SWT says, ‘We are capable of sending an angel but if we send an angel, as soon as you reject the message the angel comes with, we will punish you immediately because we came with that which you wanted’.
  • Message for the believers: Allah SWT knows the weakness of man. Those who are sinning must turn to Allah SWT soon rather than wait for the punishment.
  • Hadeeth-ul-Jibreel; the Hadith that mentions that Jibril Alay Salam (AS) had come when Rasoolallah SAW was teaching deen to his people. Jibreel AS came to ask questions to teach the Deen. May Allah SWT grant us all understanding. It is Allah SWT who guides.
  • Rasoolallah SAW said that he also fears the punishment, if he were to transgress, what about us? Don’t we fear the punishment?
  •  Allah SWT is capable and able of taking away our health and our facilities; the faculties He SWT had provided us, that of sight and of hearing. Why, then, do we find ourselves transgressing?
  • We are in need of Allah’s SWT mercy. Let us turn to Allah SWT for; indeed, it is not too late.
  • Our problem – we always want more.  But when it comes to Deen, why are we hypocritical?  We have become so hypocritical that we only think of Dunia (this world).
  • Then Allah SWT says, “Do you know the Akhira is actually the real life.” Allah says in the verse “This life is a deception, this life of the Dunia is very short, and what you see here is nothing.”
  • Rasoolallah SAW says, “No heart or mind of a human being could ever imagine of what we have prepared for them in Jannah.”
  •  Then Allah SWT speaks about something very important, He SWT says, “When I have given people lots of wealth, sometimes it’s a sign of my punishment.” Allahu Akbar. Did we ever know that?
  • Now the question is, if I have lots of wealth how do I know if this is a punishment or a gift?
  • If we find ourselves concerned about Allah’s presence, His command, and life after death, then, In Shaa Allah, it’s a gift. The minute our wealth makes us feel like we are now above the rest of the people then there is a problem.
  • Greeting/Spreading Peace: Rasoolallah SAW says, “do you want to enter Jannah? Then spread Salam and greet those whom you know and whom you don’t know.” No matter where they come from and what their status is, Greet them. Don’t you want to go to Jannah? Assalamu Alaikum Wr Wb readers 🙂
  • Message for believers: Obey Allah’s SWT commands and stay away from prohibitions  of Allah SWT and Allah swt will give you Jannah in return In Shaa Allah.
  • How will you enter Jannah In Shaa Allah: By spreading peace, not harming fellow human beings, establishing Salah, giving Zakat, and by solving disputes within family.
  • Importance of good company: When a young man comes to you and says make Duaa for me, one of the best duas to make for him is, “Ya Allah, safeguard this person from bad company.”
  •  Rasoolallah SAW speaks about keeping good company in so many places and he SAW says, “A person is known by his company.” So each of you should be careful what type of company you have.
  • Then Allah SWT mentions about Prophet Ibrahim A.S. Lesson from Prophet Ibrahim’s A.S. story: When we see the concept of Godhood in Islam we realize that there is no loophole in it.
  • Meaning of Allah:  The meaning of Allah is the worshiped one, or the one we worship. Who is He SWT? He SWT is the one who created me and I call him The Worshiped One.
  • Allah SWT then says that, Shirk, disobedience and eating the wealth of orphans is haram. He SWT asks us not to be unjust. He SWT also says to always fulfill our promises and remain true and Steadfast.
  • Allah SWT also mentions, (to give comfort to Rasoolallah SAW), that, “If there are people troubling you, don’t worry, there are people troubling all the Anbiah.” This verse is a blessing for anyone who wants to correct others.
  • Any of the ulema of this Deen who have got up in order to rectify something, will definitely face stiff opposition, firstly from amongst the Shaitaan in their own communities. So in this there is good news for the victims and a warning for perpetrators.

ORIGINAL TRANSCRIPT

Bismillahi-Rahmaan-ur-Raheem

All praise is due to Allah; the Creator, Nourisher, Cherisher, Sustainer, Provider and Protector of one and all.

Complete blessings and salutations be upon Muhammad, Sallalahu Alaihi Wasallam, and all his companions. We thank Allah, Subhana watala, for having guided us to this. Had it not been for his guidance, we would have indeed been misguided. We also ask Allah Subhana watala to accept from us the Salah we have just engaged in, to accept from us the fasting for his sake and to uplift us spiritually in this month of Ramadan.

Honored Ulema, beloved brothers, sisters and dearest listeners, the verses that we read tonight were the verses of the Surah Al-Anaam – a Surah named after the cattle. One of the reasons why this Surah’s name is ‘’The Surah of the cattle’’ is because Allah Subhana watala mentioned in it what is permissible in terms of cattle. Also, Allah, Subhana watala, has gone into details of how to slaughter animals and the fact that we should not be eating animals which were slaughtered in a manner of which the name of Allah, Subhana watala, was not mentioned upon slaughtering. May Allah, Subhana watala, make us conscious of what food goes into our mouths. If you notice, nearly every day we speak about the food that goes into our mouths.

Alhamdulillah!

So Allah, Subhana watala, starts off this Surah by warning the previous nations and by warning those during the time of Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. For us, they are the people from the previous nations, but for the Kufar of Quraysh they are asked to look at the previous nations who were before them and how powerful and mighty they were, how much wealth they had, how much physical strength they had and what they were given. Despite all that, Allah Subhana watala destroyed them when they belied the message of Allah Subhana watala, so the message is for all of us. Let us not feel that we are physically very powerful because if the punishment of Allah, Subhana watala, wants to overtake us, no matter how strong we are and how many people we can outwrestle, the punishment can still come to us. Take a look at the floods, tsunamis and the adverse weather that is going on across the globe. The tremors, the earthquakes and so on, it is possible for Allah, Subhana watala, to punish us in the same way. But, we ask Allah, Subhana watala, to have mercy on us and not to do that.

 Allah Subhana watala says, “Do they not see how many nations we have destroyed before them, whom we granted much more in terms of power, in terms of strength, in terms of wealth and then on this Earth and Allah says that he destroyed them.”

Allah says, “We destroyed them because of their sins and we replaced them with other generations.”

May Allah, Subhana watala, not do that to us. This is drawing our attention to the fact that those who are sinning must turn to Allah, Subhana watala, soon rather than wait for the punishment. Allah, Subhana watala, then mentions what the Kufar of Quraysh had asked Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam. They said, “Listen, we are ready to accept the message on condition that Allah sends an angel to talk to us. We want to see the angel ourselves and Allah Subhana watala speaks about this and he gives a response.

” They asked the question, “why doesn’t Allah, Subhana watala, send down an angel? We want to talk to an angel”.

In response to that, Allah, Subhana watala, says, ‘We are capable of sending an angel but if we send an angel, as soon as you reject the message the angel comes with, we will punish you immediately because we came with that which you wanted’. Allah, Subhana watala, knows the weakness of man.

In the past, in the time of Musa, Alay Salatu Wasalam, so many plagues were sent down to the people of Firaun (Pharaohs). Every time they went to Musa, Alay Salatu Wasalam, they said, if Allah takes away these plagues, we will worship Allah, Subhana watala, and we will accept your message. Allah, Subhana watala, took away those plagues, but every single time they still did not do what they had promised.

So, Allah, Subhana watala, says, “It’s a mercy that we haven’t sent the angels to you, and had we sent the angel, we would have sent him in the form of a human being wearing clothes that you wear and you wouldn’t be able to pick up that this person, was an angel.”

In fact, Jibril, Alay Salam, came in the midst of the Sahaba once and sat with Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and asked him so many questions about Islam, Imaan, and Ihsaan. It is known as Hadeeth-ul-Jibreel; the Hadith that mentions that Jibril had come. Then, Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam asked the Sahaba after he went, “Do you know who that was?” The Sahaba had commented that he looked very very young and very very handsome and had black hair. They didn’t know him and he looked like a foreigner, but it didn’t seem as though he was tired. They didn’t know where he came from. Then, Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that, that was Jibreel, Alay Salam, and he came to ask questions to teach you the Deen. May Allah, Subhana watala, grant us all understanding.

So, Allah, Subhana watala, speaks about that and He SWT says, “Don’t wait for the Angels to come.”

From one of the verses read today, Allah Subhana watala says, “Those type of people, even if all the dead people were resurrected in order to talk to them and all those who passed away came back from the dead to tell them that. Listen, it is definitely the truth and even if all the angels came and everyone from the past came to tell them that you know this is the true message, they still wouldn’t believe.”

So, Allah, Subhana watala, says it is Allah who guides.

May He SWT guide us all, In Shaa Allah. May He soften our hearts in the month of Ramadan. Then Allah Subhana watala tells Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, who, as we all know, was perfect, the highest, protected by Allah Subhana watala from sin, to say,

“Say Oh Mohammed (SAW), tell them that even I fear the punishment of the day of Qiyamah, if I were to transgress.”

If Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said that he also fears the punishment, if he were to transgress, what about us? Don’t we fear the punishment? May Allah Subhana watala grant us understanding. This Surah is different in the sense that it talks more about punishment than the mercy of Allah, Subhana watala.

The surah reminds us more of how Allah has destroyed the previous nations and how He SWT is capable and able of taking away our health and our facilities; the faculties he had provided us, that of sight and of hearing.

Allah, Subhana watala, says “Do they not see, if Allah wanted to take away their sight or their hearing, if Allah wanted to seal their hearts, who would be able to restore those faculties besides Allah.”

We all know that it is only Allah Subhana watala. Why, then, do we find ourselves transgressing?

In fact, Allah, Subhana watala, asks another question, “Do they not see, if the punishment of Allah had to descend upon them or suddenly they had to die or suddenly the hour had to come, would they call out to anyone besides Allah? Who would they call out to?”

Allah Subhana watala says, “Is there anyone besides Allah in that condition that you would call out to?”

Why then do we find ourselves calling out to those besides Allah Subhana watala or transgressing the commands of Allah Subhana watala? We are weak, and we are in need of Allah’s mercy. Let us turn to Allah, Subhana watala, for; indeed, it is not too late.

In fact, Allah mentions those people who will be driven to fire because of their disbelief, at that point where they would be standing in front of fire, that they will yell, make comments and their hearts will wish something. What will they wish for?

Allah Subhana watala  says, “Had you to see them when they are standing in front of the fire, they will say why doesn’t Allah Subhana watala  give us another chance so that we can go back to the world and we can fulfill the message and fulfill the commands of Allah Subhana watala  and we will not belie the messengers”,

Allah, Subhana watala, continues and he says “Even if we had to give them another chance and we had to send them back into the earth,’ Allah, Subhana watala,  says, ‘they would return to their bad ways , they would forget the fact that just now they had pledged us to say when we go back we are going to do good and they went and they still did bad.”

How many of us are guilty of engaging in sincere thauba? We cry warm tears down our cheeks, we promise Allah that “we will never repeat this again” and on the following day or before the day ends, we will find ourselves in the same sin. May Allah help us. We are weak and we are insane, but let us find ourselves, from amongst those who can make a firm intention and turn for the sake of Allah Subhana watala. Inshalla.

You know, in life, we want to get better things every time. A person who earns a salary of 2000 would like to get to 3000, if they don’t get that promotion, they might leave the job. Therefore, when you have an employer, please give them a little bit of promotion every now and then, so that they stay with you and work hard. But our problem is that we always want more. If we own a small car, we want to own a bigger car. If we own a small house, we want to own a bigger house, and if we own one house, we want to own 2 houses. When we have one business, we want to have 2. We have branches in Cape Town and we want to go to Port Elizabeth and open a branch there. Yes, it happens. But when it comes to Deen, why are we hypocritical? We read one Salah and we don’t want to get to two, we read 2 and we don’t want to get to 3. What is the problem? We have become so hypocritical that we only think of Dunia (this world). That is why

Allah has to remind us and he says, “Do you know the Akhira is actually the real life.” Allah says in the verse “This life is a deception, this life of the Dunia is very short, and what you see here is nothing.”

One hadith describes Jannah and the Hadith says, “In Jannah, there is that which no eyes have seen, no ears have ever heard of and no mind or heart has ever imagined.”

So if you close your eyes today and you imagine a glass castle suspended in the air and you are reclining suspended in the air, you can see the rivers beneath you as well; rivers made of pure honey and pure juice – the fact that your mind can think of that proves that in Jannah, it is better than that.

Because Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam says, “No heart or minds of a human being could ever have dreamt or imagined of what we have prepared for them in Jannah.”

So whatever you can dream of or imagine in Jannah, it is much better than that. So why then, don’t we open our other branches when it comes to that type of business?

When Allah Subhana watala  says, “Should we not show you a business that will save you from punishment.”

Why does Allah use the word ‘tijara’ and business? Because he knows that when u talk about Salah or Zakah, man listens but it is only at the back of his mind. The minute you talk about money and wealth and business, he automatically says, “yes!” The response is, “I want to make more money.”

Allah says, “Let me show you a business that will save you from a grievous punishment and give you Jannah.”

That is, to obey Allah and His commands and to stay away from the prohibitions of Allah, Rabbul izzati al-jalal. So, Allah, Subhana watala, mentions again the fact that we must not grieve. The message is for Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, but obviously we all have a lesson to learn from it.

Allah says, “We know, Oh Mohammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, we know that it grieves you that which they utter but we want to give you good news that they know that you are truthful, they know that you are always uttering the truth.”

They used to call you “As-sadiq ul amen” before, but their arrogance has led them to deny intentionally. So, like what happens to us sometimes, people make our lives difficult, but they know that we are right. It happens with us and the perpetrators as well. There is a lesson for them here; if we make other peoples’ lives difficult, we should also know that Allah is giving them good news. Allah is telling them, “Don’t let people like that, stress you.”

Allah, Subhana watala, makes us from among those, whose health can become better through the decrease of stress by the Barakat of the Holy Quran and by the blessings of the recitation of the Quran because it is definitely the word of Allah Subhana watala. Then Allah Subhana watala speaks about something very important, he says, “When I have given people lots of wealth, sometimes it’s a sign of my punishment.” Allahu Akbar. Did we ever know that?

Allah says “When I have open the doors, sometimes for certain people and I have given them so much, sometimes it is because I am upset and angry with them and I am about to destroy them, so as a last thing, I give them lots of wealth and lots of sustenance.”

Allah says, “When they forgot my message and when they forgot me, I opened the doors of sustenance and I gave them so much until they drowned in their wealth and they forgot me completely, then I pulled the rope and I destroyed them suddenly.”

Then Allah says, “Then when they became so engrossed in their wealth and their sustenance and they felt that Allah was pleased with them”, Allah says, “we destroyed them suddenly and we put an end to them.”

Now the question is, if I have lots of wealth how do I know if this is a punishment or whether it’s a gift? Firstly, if we find ourselves closer to Allah, we find ourselves in the Masjid and we find ourselves concerned about Allah’s presence, concerned about his command, concerned about life after death, then, Inshalla, it’s a gift. But the minute our wealth makes us feel like we are now above the rest of the people and our noses are slightly higher to the degree that we are breathing the air one inch above everybody else’s air, then there is a problem. Then that means it is a punishment because Allah, Subhana watala, tells Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam here, “Do you know the Kufar of Quraysh? The rich people of Quraysh? They said that they were ready to accept the message but firstly, chase away the dirty people, they said. Don’t talk to them. Chase them away! We don’t want to see them. They were our slaves before, how can we now sit in the same gathering where you are and they are. That was what they said. But you know the justice of Islam, you already know the answer.

” Allah Subhana watala  says, “When the believers come to you oh Mohammad S.A.W, no matter who they are, no matter what their status is, how rich or poor they are, no matter where they come from, greet them with Salaamu-Alaikum.”

In one of the Hadith, Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam says, “do you want to enter Jannah? Then spread Salam and greet those whom you know and whom you don’t know.” The fact that a person is a Muslim, makes it a must greet them. Nowadays, aren’t we guilty of greeting only the people whom we want to greet? Whom we know or those people who have something for us? Sometimes, when a man is driving a large Mercedes Benz, we actually greet the Mercedes, but we don’t greet the man. The same applies, when we see a person who has a lot of money, we greet his money but we forget to greet him. Allahu Akbar. Why? Do we know that the day he doesn’t have the money, no one would want to know him? Allahu Akbar. This is hypocrisy and as Muslims we are to greet the Imaan and the Islam of the person. The fact that they have Imaan, means they are brothers.

So Allah, Subhana watala, says, “Don’t ever chase away those who have believed from the very beginning. Their Imaan is there so greet them properly.”

Allah says, “I have prescribed upon myself, mercy.”

Why does Allah mention these two together? Why does he mention the greeting and the mercy? Because when we greet each other, we will earn the mercy of Allah, Subhana watala, and we will enter Jannah.

One Hadith reported by Abdulla Ibn Salam says, Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said, “If you would like to enter Jannah with ease, there are a few things you need to do. Firstly, greet everyone, spread peace and be at peace with everyone. Don’t make peoples’ lives difficult. Then there is the art of Salah. Then, feed the people. Give wealth out, feed people, clothe people, show that you have gone out to try to reach those who are poor – that is the second issue. Thirdly, go out and mend your family relations that might have been severed. Make an effort to work on your family members and to try and solve disputes within the family and read Salah at night when nobody is watching and everybody is asleep. Get up and read Salah when you are just awake.” Allah says through the Hadith that this is how you will enter Jannah with ease. May Allah grant that to us. 

Allah speaks about Salah and about mercy and He SWT says, “those who have done bad, they have committed evil deeds and committed sins, and then they remember Allah very soon after that. Then they seek forgiveness. Allah is most forgiving most merciful.”

That is the mercy of Allah. But it is important that we do not harm fellow human beings. Allah, Subhana watala, then speaks about what type of people we shouldn’t be mixing with; “when you see people joking about Allah, mocking about the signs of Allah. When you see people engaged in any type of sin against the commands of Allah, don’t even sit with them and don’t even associate with them until they engage in something else which is acceptable.”

Allah says, “Sometimes due to our weakness we become oblivious of the fact that these people are actually engaged in sin and we are their friends.”

So, as soon as we remember, we must turn away. If Shaitaan makes you oblivious of the fact that you are in bad company, but as soon as you realize that, you must come out of that company.

That is why it is important when a young man comes to you and says make Duaa for me, one of the best duas to make for him is, “Ya Allah, safeguard this person from bad company.” 99% of the people on drugs will tell you it is due to peer pressure from their friends and company. Those who smoke, a lot of them will tell that it is their company is what led them to start smoking.  Even those who go out to the nightclubs, this is how they started –peer pressure. So friendship is something very important which is why Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam speaks about it in so many places and he says, “A person is known by his company.” So each of you should be careful what type of company you have.

May Allah make us from among those who can be good company for others, In Shaa Allah, and may He SWT put us, In Shaa Allah, in the company of those who can benefit us at all times. So, Allah, Subhana watala, mentions Ibrahim, Alaay salaam, and the fact that he spoke to his father and told him, “oh my father don’t worship these idols don’t worship these stones.” The message here in this place is connected to the fact that Ibrahim Alaay Salaam, when he was little, looked at the stars and said these stars are better than the stones. But when the moon came out, he said no, the moon is bigger than the stars and that might be my creator. However, when the sun came out in the morning, he looked at the sun and said no, I have been seeing the sun since I was born but only now do I realize that the sun is bigger than everything else so there is a possibility that the sun is my creator. Then when the sun set, he thought to himself, well, if the sun sets and I have a need at night who will I call out to? So the sun can’t be my creator. Then he says, I have turned my face in worship and submission to whomsoever has created the skies and the earth, the sun, the moon, the stars and all creation and I only submit to that creator and I will not associate partners with that creator. Allahu Akbar. That is, Allah, Subhana watala.

When we see the concept of Godhood in Islam we realize that there is no loophole in it. Whoever created me, that is who I worship. Whoever I am going to return to and whoever he is , that is whom I worship. Whoever can cure me, whoever has the power and ability to cure me and whoever put the sickness in me in the first place, that is the one I will seek cure from. All I know is that there is one supreme deity who has created absolutely everything and I call him, The Worshipped One, which translated to Arabic is, Allah. The meaning of Allah is the worshipped one, or the one we worship. Who is He? He is the one who created me and I call him The Worshipped One. So we ask Allah, Subhana watala, to make us from amongst those who can discover Him truly and correctly. Some of us claim to know Allah. We say we know Allah, Subhana watala, but our statements are in one valley and our deeds are in another valley, hidden somewhere else. It is like saying we are going to Cape Town but the vehicle is facing somewhere else.

Like the joke where a man caught the train and he was moving from Durban to Johannesburg. That train was a 2 sleeper; it had a lower level and a upper level. He was on the wrong side of the station so instead of catching the train from Durban to Johannesburg, he caught the train from Durban to Cape Town and he didn’t ask anyone anything. In his mind he was going to Johannesburg, so he sat in it and went on the top and fell asleep. Sometime later he got up and looked down and he asked the people and he says how far Johannesburg is and they said well we are going to Cape Town. He went back to sleep saying, “wow look at technology, half the train is going to Johannesburg and the other half is going to Cape Town.” That is what we are doing on a daily basis, we can laugh at it and think it is a joke but we all want to head to Jannah, but we are going towards Jahannam. That is exactly the same example. We are all in it. It is all of us and we are doing it daily. We are trying to tell people that we are going to Jannah and yet we are heading towards Jahannam. May Allah, Subhana watala, make us stand on the right side of the station, inshalla, so that we don’t catch the wrong train.

Allah, Subhana watala, thereafter makes mention of Halal and Haram and says, “don’t eat that which the name of Allah isn’t mentioned upon slaughtering.”

When we slaughter the animal, the name of Allah, Subhana watala, must be mentioned and Allah, Subhana watala, has stipulated precisely how it should be slaughtered. May Allah, Subhana watala, grant us the acceptance to put only that which is Halal in our mouths. There is a list of foodstuff mentioned in this Surah that is Haram and in this Surah, Allah mentions other aspects that are haram. The other issues that are haram: He speaks about shirk that is haram, and the disobedience of parents in which is good and reasonable, which is also a grave sin. He then speaks about killing in general, killing one’s own children and about eating the wealth of orphans. Didn’t we speak about stealing the wealth of the women when it comes to inheritance? Similarly, it is mentioned here as well. And Allah, Subhana watala, says to be careful of injustice and not to ever utter what is false and unjust. Then Allah Subhana watala says to always fulfill your promises and remain steadfast.

And I would like to end now, with two things, Allah, Subhana watala, tells us in the opening verses of the 8th chapter of the Quran, “In the same way, we have for every Nabih we have had people who have been devils, who have been harassing and hassling these Ambiah from amongst the devils of mankind and the devils of jinn kind.”

So Allah, Subhana watala, mentions as well, to give comfort to Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam, saying that, “If there are people troubling you, don’t worry, there are people troubling all the Anbiah.”

This verse is a blessing for anyone who wants to correct others. Any of the ulema of this Deen who have got up in order to rectify something, will definitely face stiff opposition, firstly from amongst the Shaitaan in their own communities. Allah SWT speaks about this and says,

“the shaitaan of man, before the shaitaan of jinn, because they are worse” and Allah Subhana watala says, “in every community we have certain people who are Shaitaan.”

He also says, “In every nation, in every community, in every society there are people who are Shaitaan, they are mujrims, they are criminals going around making life difficult for those who are closest to Allah Subhana watala.”

May Allah SWT not do that to us.

As I said, the lesson is two for one, the victims – we have good news, that look, Allah Subhana watala’s plan includes this, but for those who are perpetrators, there is a warning.

Allah Subhana watala says, “Don’t be these criminals, don’t go around making life difficult just because we like what was said, we must now fight these people.”

May Allah Subhana watala make us strong, and may he make us from among those who can support our Ulema. May he make us from amongst those who will be resurrected with the Ulema and with Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam on the day of Qiyamah in the correct place and not in the wrong place. In Shaa Allah. Aameen

Transcribed by Ummi Hassan ♦ To Read more about the Transcriber CLICK HERE
Edited and Drafted by Umm Hamza ♦ To Read more about the Editor and Drafter CLICK HERE

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