The Quran: Advice, Cure, Guidance, & Mercy – Mufti Menk – Quran Weekly

The Quran: Advice, Cure, Guidance, & Mercy – Mufti Menk – Quran Weekly

Asalaamu Alaikum Quran Weekly. MashAllah.
Today we dive into Surah Yunus mashAllah. And Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, يَأَيُّهَاالنَّاسُ,
(ya ayyuha anas) — Oh people. This is verse number 57 of Surat Yunus. Oh People, imagine
the Maker is saying Oh People. SubhanAllah. Amazing. I am one of them. In fact, I have
another title as well, inshAllah يَأَيّهَاالَّذِينَءَامَنُو (ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo)– Oh Believers,
Oh you who believe, Here Allah is saying يَأَيُّهَاالنَّاسُ قَدْجآءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌمِّن
رَّبِّكُمْ (ya ayyuha annasu qad jaatkum mawAAithatun min rabbikum) — A reminder
has come to you from your Rabb. The word Rabb is used because He is talking to people, sometimes
if you say “Allah” someone might say “I don’t believe in Allah” well then tell them your
Maker. That is who Allah is — the One who is in control of every aspect of your existence.
So if you notice when Allah says يَأَيُّهَاالنَّاسُ, (ya ayyuha annas), a lot of the times He uses
the term Rabbun يَأَيُّهَاالنَّاسُ اِتَّقُواْرَبَّكُمْ, (ya
ayyuha annasu itaqoo rabbukum) — and when He sometimes says يَأَيّهَاالَّذِينَءَامَنُو,
(ya ayyuha allatheena amanoo), you will find the term Allah being used later on. This is
something that I found in the Quran amazing. So Allah says يَأَيُّهَاالنَّاسُ,
(ya ayyuha anas) — Oh People. قَدْجآءَتْكُم مَّوْعِظَةٌمِّن رَّبِّكُمْ,
(qad jaatkum mawAAithatun min rabbikum) — A reminder, the term مَّوْعِظَةٌ
(mawAAithatun), can be interpreted in many different ways وْعظ (wAAdh)– something
that is a warning, something that is a reminder, to take heed by, so a مَّوْعِظَةٌ
(mawAaithatun) has come to you from your Rabb. This reminder. وَشِفَاءٌ and cure.
Now cure, before we get into cure, from what? What do you want cure from? That is a question.
So do you suffer any illness, any sickness? I think a lot of us do not have the type of
contentment and peace and happiness internally that we would like to have. So even if we
do have a little bit of it, pockets of it are missing. Or sometimes pockets of it are
only found. So this is why Allah says, وَشِفَاءٌ — “What we have sent to you, what has come
to you” and this is referring to the Quran, and this is referring to the revelation of
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala, “What has come to you is مَّوْعِظَةٌمِّن رَّبِّكُمْ
(mawAaithatun min rabbikum) — a reminder from your Rabb, from your Maker, your Nourisher,
the One who owns your sustenance, the one who owns the heart of whomsoever you love.
SubhanAllah. You love someone, Allah owns their heart. Did you know that? Alalh owns
their entire existence. Amazing. وَشِفَاأءٌلِمَ فِى الصُّدُورِ (washifaon fee
assudoori) — And cure for that which is in the chest. So, what lies in the chest, subhanAllah,
amazing. The blood vessels lie within the chest and if I am sick or ill I need to test
my blood and see, determine what type of sickness I have. The headquarters of that blood is
the heart. It pumps out the blood everywhere. So Allah is saying, We have sent down to you,
We have given you already that which has in it the cure for what is in your heart.” Amazing.
SubhanAllah. This is the gift of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
“And in it there is guidance.” We look for guidance, we want to be guided. People say,
“I need guidance” but then when we come up with the rulings of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala
people say, “Oh, that’s too tough. I don’t agree with this.” How can you not agree with
something that Allah has stipulated? How can you not agree? Do you know that Allah has
made you and me? It’s like someone saying, “I don’t agree to put petrol into the vehicle
at this place here. I want to put the petrol into the battery.” Or, “I want to put perhaps
air into the tank.” Or, “Maybe I want to put the wheel right at the top.” You cannot do
that because your machine will not operate, your vehicle will not move. Allah has created
us. We are far more sophisticated than anything else and we need to know and realize that
Allah says, ‘We have sent you guidance. A guide to guide you. To show you the path.
The path of happiness. The path of success. Every single path you can think of, of goodness.
And even to show you how important it is to remain away or to stay away from the evil
path. The path that leads towards bad and evil is also made clear so that we can stay
away from it.’ And then Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says, وَرَحْمَةٌ (wa rahmatun)
— and mercy. So guidance and mercy. Guidance and mercy. The point of mercy. But who will
achieve mercy? Everyone wants mercy. We are at the mercy of Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala.
We will only achieve mercy if we understand that Allah alone is to be worshipped. And
we understand why Muhammad salallahu alayhi wasallam was sent to us. He was sent as a
mercy SubhanAllah. So we need to know and realize that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says,
لِلْمُؤْمِنِينَ, (lilmumineen) — It is only for those who believe. Those
who believe truly are the ones who will benefit properly from the revelation of the Quran.
If we don’t believe we won’t be able to achieve. There are so many non-believers. From the
time of Muhammad SAW who’ve heard verses of the Quran who perhaps have read the Quran,
some of them cover to cover, they might acknowledge “Ok, it has in it some good teachings” but
they won’t achieve the guidance, they won’t achieve the mercy and they won’t achieve وَشِفَاأءٌلِمَ
فِى الصُّدُورِ (washifaon fee assudoori). And the cure for that which lies
in the heart. And if you take a look at this, or should I say in the chest. I’m using the
term heart because as I said, some of the scholars refer to it although the more correct
and appropriate meaning is the chest because there is much more that lies in the chest.
We need to know this. And we need to understand that Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala’s Mercy is
felt by those who believe in His Mercy. They know it. Like we were saying, sometimes those
who are not مُؤْمِنِينَ (mumineen) — who are not believers, they do not see
the light because they do not want to see the light. May Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala not
make us from those. You want solutions to your problems? Yes. They’re there. The One
who made you has told you, or has shown you the path, told you what the solutions are.
It is up to you to follow it. It is up to you to try it out, see. And we have no option
but not only to try it out but implement it. Put it into your life, see it will open your
doors. May the Almighty grant is every form of goodness inshAllah. Wasalaamu alaikum wa barakat.


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