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Published on December 17th, 2018 | by Eaalim Institute | Views: 539

Supplications, Ramadan Series, Mufti Menk

assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi

wabarakatuh may the peace and blessings

of the Almighty be upon one and all my

brothers my sisters we start off by

declaring the praise of allah subhanahu

wata’ala al hamdu lillahi rabbil

aalameen or salat wa salam o Allah

Ashraf alam ba l-mursaleen nabina

muhammad wa ala aalihi wa sahbihi what a

being a woman to be a home be a son in

Alaia Medina were bad we always praise

Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala upon all

conditions we send blessings and

salutations upon the greatest of

creation the most noble of all prophets

Muhammad ibn Abdillah sallallahu alayhi

wasallam may Allah bless him his

household his companions and may Allah

bless every one of us and grant us the

best month of Ramadan as you notice the

month of Ramadan comes with so much of

blessing because Allah Subhanahu WA

Ta’ala has blessed this month from the

12 months of this beautiful calendar

known as the hijra calendar that the

Muslims use Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala

has definitely made Ramadan the best of

the month as soon as the moon is sighted

we’re all excited as soon as the moon is

sighted we can actually taste the beauty

of this blessed month may Allah grant us

the softening of our hearts may allah

subhanahu wa’ta’ala accept the

supplications and the do as that we are

making and may allah subhanahu wata’ala

make us from among those who truly

achieves the forgiveness that this month

is meant to bring towards us and

paradise genital firdaus this year

alhamdulillah we have a brand new

episode and it is known as supplications

from revelation supplications referring

to dua referring to calling out to the

almighty for our needs and we want to

know from revelation what we all

my tea has actually written for us in

the Quran the words of allah subhanahu

wata’ala

he has described various applications

and then we also want to look at some of

the words of the Prophet Muhammad peace

be upon him when he supplicated the

Almighty when he called out to the

Almighty the reason why we want to look

at the poor annex application is because

you and I know that our words are not as

valuable as the words of others who were

chosen by Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala such

as the prophets and definitely nowhere

near the word of Allah Subhanahu WA

Ta’ala

so if allah almighty has chosen words to

be placed in the quran and those were

words of supplication either something

where he is asking us to call out to him

using specific words or where he is

asked showing us the words used by

others he is describing what others have

said either way they are the most

blessed words in comparison to us and

this is why it’s absolutely important

for us to realize that whenever we call

out to the Almighty he hears were either

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ug Buddha what a day either the an you

know the verses of Surat al-baqarah

where Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala speaks

about rama van immediately after that he

speaks about calling out to allah and he

says whenever my worshippers call out to

me when they ask me something I am very

very near I respond to those who have

supplicated to those who have called out

to me whenever they call out to me so

the family esta GE muli well you mean be

Allah whom Yasu doon the Almighty is

speaking about how we can achieve

guidance by believing in Allah Subhanahu

WA Ta’ala by responding to the call of

Allah so there are two things one is you

and I when we call out and two is when

Allah has asked us to do something so

it’s not like a las calling out to us in

terms of supplication

but he is calling out in terms of

instruction asking us to actually be

from among those who call out to him who

call out to him and who listened to him

when he has asked us to do something

this is why we always say when someone

is asking allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala for

something it’s not fair that that person

asks Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala when

allah has asked them to do things and

they are not interested so if you look

very carefully at what allah subhanahu

wa’ta’ala is saying he’s saying you need

me indeed I don’t need you but I’m going

to ask you to do a few things when you

ask me to do things I’m going to do them

for you but I want you to do what I have

asked you to do it’s quite simple you

know when we have children you have

someone when they listen to you and they

were to ask you for something small

thereafter you would actually give it to

them but if they don’t listen to you at

all and then they were to ask you for

the smallest thing well sometimes we may

do it out of our goodness but on a lot

of occasions we probably would turn away

and we wouldn’t even give them so this

is why the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa

sallam has reminded us about the

importance of listening to what Allah

has to say to being on the same page we

have people who come saying I’m calling

out to Allah for such a long time

but I’m not being responded to that’s a

feeling that some who are weak would get

in their hearts it’s a sign of the

weakness of Eman the Almighty definitely

listens he answers he gives he even

gives when we don’t deserve it

that’s the Almighty that’s how he

operates Subhan Allah he is a Rahman he

is a Raheem he is the most merciful the

most beneficent but we definitely do

need to ask ourselves if we are doing

what the Almighty has asked us to do do

we dress appropriately do we fulfill our

obligations do we try our best to

abstain from prohibition do we seek the

forgiveness of allah subhanahu wata’ala

do we really ask for Allah’s mercy and

it brings me straight to point number

one my brother’s my sisters whenever you

to call out to Allah Almighty asked

yourselves what is your relationship

with Allah Almighty what is your

relationship why are you calling out to

Allah who is a lot to you

who is your maker your Creator to you do

you really believe and that will lead

you to checking yourself are you

definitely from among those who try

their best to become closer to the

Almighty who try their best to be on par

with what the Almighty wants if that is

the case then when you call out to allah

subhanahu wa’ta’ala

he will listen to you subhanAllah and he

will give you what you want as you want

it how you want it when you want it

that’s the power of allah subhanahu wa

tada because the prophet sallallahu

alayhi wa sallam has taught us that when

a person calls out to allah subhanahu

wa’ta’ala

Allah hears it definitely there’s no

doubt he’s heard it he responds to it

and he gives you what he knows is best

for you so what is best for you you

don’t know I don’t know sometimes I’m

asking Allah for something and he knows

that’s not good for me I want a certain

job for example and he he doesn’t give

me that particular job but he’s heard me

and he’s responded in a better way I

will be patient for two years and then

he will give me a much better job that

will open doors beyond my imagination

that is Allah but when you don’t have

that conviction you become depressed

during the waiting period so the

Almighty sometimes gives you what you

want as you want it how you want it when

you want it mashallah may Allah grant

that to us but when we when we don’t

know it’s bad for us and he knows it’s

bad for us we need to say may Allah keep

it away from us may Allah keep it away

from us so that is why when something

delays it’s another way of Allah

responding sometimes he gives you what

you want but when the time is right

it’s not yet right sometimes he does not

give you exactly what you want but in

place of that he gives you something

either in the hereafter either in the

dunya or either in your future something

that would be beneficial for you so

you’re never going to lose by calling

out to allah subhanahu wata’ala oder oni

stgb alaikum

wakil arabic o

onie a stable Occam your Lord is saying

call out to me I will answer you

I will definitely answer you how I

answer you that is my job Subhan Allah

that is up to Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala

so my brothers and sisters never lose

hope in the mercy of Allah Subhanahu WA

Ta’ala when you do good deeds you

actually are becoming closer to Allah

and this is why many times when we’ve

just finished our Salah or you know at

the end in the qaeda of the salah or

sometimes we’ve just given a charity

we’ve just done some good deed call out

to allah ask allah that’s a very blessed

moment of calling out to allah subhanahu

wa’ta’ala perhaps one of these episodes

I will go into the timings of duaa and

to try and look into which time would be

better for a person to call out to Allah

but I must say there is no fixed time

anytime call out unto Allah I’ll give

you one example of seeking the

forgiveness of Allah which is also a

blessed rap

it’s a beautiful supplication don’t wait

for a season before you call out to

Allah people say I’ve been very sinful

and wait for the time I go for Hajj when

I go for Hajj I will definitely be able

to call out to allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala

and seek forgiveness you don’t know if

you’re going to make it to Hajj you

don’t know if you’re going to make it to

the friday you’re waiting for you don’t

know if you’re going to make it to the

Ramadan that you’re waiting for so why

are those blessed moments and occasions

and places there in order for you to

repeat and reiterate that forgiveness

that you sought from Allah but not in

order to hold on and wait for that time

that means anytime you want to call out

to Allah call out to Allah it might just

be a moment of acceptance I have a habit

while I’m speaking I say may Allah

forgive us

may Allah open our doors may Allah grant

us cure keep on calling out to Allah you

never know the angels might say I’m into

that do AB as per the hadith of the

Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam it’s

just amazing it’s something very

powerful so if you are to call out to

Allah don’t wait for any moment call out

to Allah now here and now with your duas

repeat them repeat them as many times as

you want you call out to Allah you

repeat the door

when the blessed moments and times come

and the seasons come if Allah has given

you the opportunity to witness that

moment that time that place you repeat

the same to again you repeat the seeking

of that forgiveness again and Allah

Subhanahu WA Ta’ala will indeed grant

you what you want and if not paradise

awaits you because those who have sought

something from Allah and they may not

have seen it here in the dunya in this

world the almighty replaces it with

something better in the hereafter

understand this so your dua is never

wasted I am one of those who constantly

calls out to Allah with all my needs

with whatever I want whether it’s for

myself or others for those suffering

across the globe don’t be selfish in

your do app call out to allah subhanahu

wa’ta’ala

and you will see the great great

blessings of that particular calling now

if we look at the Quran and the Sunnah

meaning revelation in terms of the Quran

and when it comes to the Sunnah we are

talking of the words here we’re

referring to the hadith of the Prophet

sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we will find

these beautiful weddings why do we look

at the Quran Allah speaks about the the

messengers for example and he says

echolalia had Allahu fabbi who their

home okay Teddy those are the ones whom

Allah has guided so follow that

particular guidance we need to follow

the messenger so when the stories of the

messengers have come to us and we see

that they who were chosen by Allah

called out to Allah whether it was for

forgiveness whether it was for some

savior you know to be saved from

something whether it was for something

they wanted all of those that have been

recorded they are recorded for a reason

for you and I to go through them to look

at them to learn from them to understand

the greatness of the Almighty the

helplessness of man the dependency of

man upon the Almighty and to be able to

use the same words if possible when it

comes to our own needs why the same

words well the reason why the same words

should be used or preferred to be

use the same words as have been used by

the previous messengers those

supplications have already reached allah

and that wording worked it worked so if

you were to use the same wording you

would also be calling on that mercy of

allah that has already come down in the

past with exact weddings it’s like a

passcode if i told you if you want to

open this bag the code is seven three

three for example if you were to say

okay let me just try all these other

numbers and you tried you tried you

tried etc etc I know seven three three

worked it’s a combination let me use

that number and it will open the bag so

I use these weddings but we definitely

would not have the exact level of

sincerity as the prophets however we

should be working on our sincerity we

should be working on that closeness with

allah subhanahu wata’ala

and we definitely will be able to

benefit from that so this is allah

subhanahu wata’ala telling us and

encouraging us to look into revelation

and to be able to look at these words

that were used in order to call out to

allah subhanahu wata’ala

and in order to call out with the same

words another very interesting point

allah speaks about the quran and allah

says in al-quran ideally let e hear a

poem you know this poor on this Quran

definitely guides towards that which is

the best Ocwen you know the most upright

the most in terms of value the best the

straightest this is what the Quran leads

you to so even in terms of supplication

the poor Onyx application is of a value

of its own it is definitely very very

high may Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala make

us from those who understand this

particular beauty of the Quran I want to

go into the beginning of the Quran right

at the beginning we have a surah known

as al-fatiha

that surat al fatiha is the most

important surah in the entire Quran it’s

called Amal Quran the mother of the

Quran it’s called asaba al Metheny the

seven verses that are constant

be repeated and it has many other names

it is the dua it is also called a Salah

sometimes the term Salah is used not to

refer to prayer or supplication but it

is used to refer to the surah surah

al-fatihah so it’s important for us to

know why the reason is it is an

instruction of the all-mighty to repeat

the surah in every unit of prayer not

just in every prayer in every unit of

prayer you know we call it the rock art

the units so fetcher has so many units

Rohan has so many units etc etc even if

their voluntary units that you are

fulfilling for the sake of the Almighty

you need to know that Allah Subhanahu WA

Ta’ala has required you to read a surah

a specific chapter everyone needs to

know it off by heart whether you

understand it or not and that is Surat

al-fatiha the opening surah it starts

off with bismillahi r-rahmani r-rahim

and hamdu lillahi rabbil alameen in the

name of Allah the most gracious the most

merciful all praise is due to allah

subhanahu wata’ala if you take a look at

this surah it is actually amazing

because it has any justice application

but it’s divided into two and the

almighty explains that to us through the

blessed lips of mohammad sallallahu

alayhi wa sallam in a hadith in sahih

muslim the prophet salallahu alayhi

wasalam says that allah almighty says

that’s called hadith Qudsi so a hadith

Qudsi is that hadith where the Almighty

is speaking to us but Muhammad

sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling

us what he has said and it’s not a verse

of the Quran but it’s an explanation of

the Prophet peace be upon him of what

Allah has said so he says come to salah

vania vania Abedini spain i have divided

so littell fatiha between myself and my

worship into – Wow so that will Fatiha

divided into two my brothers my sisters

when you are reading surat al fatiha

it’s totally between you and Allah

divided

so how many people might not understand

it so the hadith explains it when my

worshipper says

al-hamdu lillahi rabbil alameen when my

worshiper says all praise is due to

allah lord of the worlds i say that

means allah says my worshiper has

praised me imagine a life so happy you

just praised allah and now Allah is

saying wow my worshiper has praised me

Allah is saying my worship has praised

me whenever you say al-hamdu lillahi

rabbil alameen or others are saying it

or a billion people are saying it at the

same time Allah responds to all of them

at the same time when they say al hamdu

lillahi rabbil alameen he says and the

angels are witness to this my worshiper

has praised me first number one you get

a response

verse number two a rahmanir rahim now

who is my lord who is the lord of the

worlds he is the most beneficent the

most merciful ar-rahman is a special

mercy Rahman is a common mercy right

that Allah has upon all his creatures

and a Rahim is a special mercy that

Allah has for those who believe

so the hadith is telling us that Allah

Subhanahu WA Ta’ala has kept this mercy

and he is the most merciful the verse of

the quran is so beautiful it has in it

al Rahman al Rahim as the the next verse

the second verse subhanAllah as you open

the Quran people say oh this book has in

it so much of you know nowadays with

this Islamophobia people think the Quran

is a book that makes people drift away

from kindness and yet the very second

verse Allah is saying a Rahman al Raheem

he is the most merciful he is the most

beneficent and he responds to anyone who

says that or who reads that verse that

subhanAllah my worshipper the first one

he my worshipper has praised me Hamad

any Abdi my worshipper has declared my

majesty

Majid any Abdi he has declared my

greatness amazing how Allah Subhanahu WA

Ta’ala is responding to those who are

saying a rahmani raheem by saying my

worshipper my worship has actually

cleared my greatness subhanallah

subhanallah my brothers and sisters when

we read surah fatiha let’s take it

seriously we move to the third verse

we’re talking of supplication but this

is the build-up to supplication when you

want to call out to Allah first seek

forgiveness make sure that you have

sought forgiveness from all that which

you’ve done that was evil that which you

know that we do which you don’t know

declare the greatness of Allah declare

the fact that you are helpless you are

totally and solely dependent upon Allah

and ensure that you are humble you when

you ask Allah you you are humble

softened you know don’t just ask Allah

like if you want do it for me and if you

don’t want don’t do it for me that’s the

reason why when we call out to Allah we

are not allowed to say insha Allah we

have to call out with conviction you

don’t say oh Allah forgive me insha

Allah

no oh Allah forgive me and you stop

there because you don’t want it to

connect it to whether Allah wants to do

it or not you desperately want it you

desperately want it ultimately Allah

does what he wants so the hadith of the

Prophet peace be upon him in sahih

al-bukhari he says when you call out to

Allah don’t say in sha Allah after that

if you were to say in sha Allah it’s a

mistake because it’s like someone’s in

life you want to give me give me if you

don’t want I don’t really need it stung

for Allah I’m sure those of us who have

said insha Allah when we say a trap we

don’t do it intentionally some of us

don’t even know what it means or we

haven’t thought about what it means so

my brothers and sisters when we are

calling out to Allah we need to declare

the praise of Allah we seek the

forgiveness of Allah we show our

dependence upon Allah we need to send

blessings and salutations upon muhammad

sallallahu alayhi wasallam because all

the goodness that we have came to us

through him and Allah chose him the best

of creation most noble of prophets so

what Allah considered and what Allah

decided would be the highest and the

greatest we are also confirming indeed

we are not jealous we are not far off

we’re not you know we’re acknowledging

we’re appreciative and indeed he is the

highest and the most noble of all

prophets etc etc sallallahu alayhi wa

sallam once that has happened we call

out to Allah here Malik am indeed a

person is saying the third verse

reliable Alamein Allah responded my

worshiper has praised me r-rahmani

r-rahim’

my worshiper has declared my greatness

or majesty Mady Chioma Dean owner of the

Day of Judgment owner of the Day of

Judgment so that statement is also a

great declaration of the greatness of

allah subhanahu wa’ta’ala we’re

confirming it

in fact when when when we say al rahman

al rahim Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala says

aetna allah ya Abdi it’s actually a

little error of mine but it’s fine aetna

la ya Abdi my worshipper has praised me

in a different way the first was praised

the second was also a form of praise the

third is declaring the majesty of Allah

the third is Majid Denis Abdi where we

say owner of the Day of Judgment now

you’re declaring the greatness of allah

subhanahu wata’ala if you take a look at

this verse it is so powerful it is

actually something amazing that allah

subhanahu wa’ta’ala has given us because

immediately after that we say yeah can I

borrow a canister in you alone we

worship you alone we seek the help of

you alone we worship you alone we seek

the help of so the three verses were

connected to Allah then we have the one

verse in the middle that verse in the

middle half of it is for Allah and half

of it is for you because when you say

you alone we worship you declaring that

that is your connection with Allah and

you alone we ask for help it’s something

you need so you are actually asking

Allah and Allah Subhanahu WA Ta’ala

responds in a beautiful beautiful

beautiful way insha Allah tomorrow we

will be going through the next session I

know today was a very very interesting

session I would have loved to complete

the entire surah but I don’t want to

rush it we have an entire month ahead of

us we will be speaking of supplications

and I want to show you how powerful

Surat al-fatiha is so inshallah don’t

forget to tune in again tomorrow to look

for the next session and by the will of

Allah we will meet again inshallah until

then a cool look only Heather or sal

allahu wa sallim wa barik ala nabina

muhammad was salam wa alaikum wa

rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

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