Based upon the book (Major sins) written by Imam Dhahabi
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consequence of our evil actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, no one can misguide. But whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, no one can guide. And I testify that Allah alone is worthy of worship, and that Mohammed, may Allah peace and blessings be upon him, is the servant of Allah, the worship of Allah, and his final messenger. After that, the best speech is the book of Allah. And the best way is the way of Mohammed, may Allah peace and blessings be upon him. And the worst of all the matters, the worst of all the affairs of those things that have been newly introduced into the religion, and every matter that his newly introduced into the religion of Islam is an innovation, a bizarre, and
all of these religious innovations are misguidance all misguidance is going astray. And all going astray, is in the fire. My dear brothers and sisters, in Islam, and dear listeners, watchers Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh, I am going to be covering
a series of talks
about the topic, a very, very important topic is concerning the major sins. My dear brothers and sisters, it's essential that we understand that Allah subhanaw taala, the creator, the Lord, the Sustainer of all universe, has created you and has created me to worship Him as Allah subhanaw taala he told us in the Quran, where Mahalo to Jin will insert it earlier, that Verily, Allah did not create the human beings in the jinn, except to worship Him. He learned the ambu actually means to know Allah subhanaw taala that we have been created to know Allah. And so this is the really the purpose of our existence. This is the reason why we are here. This is the reason what this whole
life is all about. And that tells us that we come to know Allah subhanaw taala through worshipping Him. And of course, Allah subhanaw taala has created many different creatures. He has created a type of creation that worship Him. And they never question. They never default. They never go away from that worship of Allah subhanaw taala and that creation are the angels of course. But the human beings we are different. What is different about us is that we have choice, we have the choice to obey Allah subhanaw taala. Or to disobey Allah, we have the choice to follow His commands, or to disobey His commands was the angels. They only ever obey the order of Allah subhanaw taala they only
ever obey the commands of Allah, but the human beings know we have the choice, we can obey, and we can disobey. We can worship Allah subhanaw taala alone or we can worship other than Allah, Spanish, Allah. We can live lives,
like saints, we can be worse even than the animals. That is something
that is unique to the human beings. Of course, the jinn also have a choice like us. But the jinn tend to be and more inclined to be disobedient to Allah subhanaw taala whereas we human beings we have been created with the fitrah the natural inclination. It's a part of our
Natural disposition, the nature that Allah subhanaw taala has given us that we are naturally inclined to worship Allah subhanaw taala. And so, that is part of our being that's part of our nature. Naturally, human beings want to worship the creator alone. Naturally human beings want to be righteous, they want to be virtuous. But of course, as a counterpoint to that, we have our knifes we have our desires, and our and so, our desires many times lead us away from that path of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala. And of course, of course, there is not only our knifes, but there is shaytaan there is a blease, the one who has promised, who has promised who swore that he was going to lead
the human beings away from the Straight Path of Allah, and that he was going to take whoever he could from amongst the human beings with him to the hellfire. That is what it believes what shaytan has dedicated his entire existence to. And so these are the two things that lead us away from obeying our Lord our Creator, Allah subhanaw taala, our laughs and shaytaan. But we have on the side of virtue on the side of piety, we have the fitrah
we have been given the acle the intellect, and we have also been given guidance, revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah has sent to us human beings throughout the ages, prophets, and these prophets have shown us the way they have shown us the path they have explained in detail, what it is that Allah wants us to do, and what it is that Allah subhanaw taala wants us to keep us away from what is the path of virtue, what is the path of vice? What is the path of goodness,
and what is the path of evil? So, those are the two paths, the two paths the the two ways that have been shown to us. And when Allah subhanaw taala he created
the hellfire. He said to Jabri, alayhis salaam, he said, Oh, God, go and look at my hellfire.
And tell me what you think. So jabril he looks at the Hellfire and he came back. He said, Well, I have single hellfire. And I think that anybody who comes to hear about it, they will never enter it. Then Allah surrounded the Hellfire, with temptations, with ease, with comforts with luxuries. And then I said to Jupiter, you now go and put my whole fine, tell me what you think. So jabril he went, he looked and he came back. He said Allah, I am afraid that nobody would escape it. And when Allah created Jenna, he said, the gibril algebra, go and look at my paradise. Tell me what you think. So gibreel went, he looked at paradise, he came back, he said, Oh, LA, certainly, anyone who comes to
hear about paradise, they will definitely go to it.
And then on last surrounded the paradise with difficulties with trials with tests with hardship.
And then he said to God, now go and look at my paradise and tell me what you think. So jabril came back, he said, Well, I'm afraid that nobody will enter it. And so this is the reality. There is the hellfire. If we hear the descriptions of the Hellfire, any person, any sane person who uses the UK, who uses the intellects, they will do everything they possibly can to avoid that torments. And indeed, on the day of judgment, when the people are being dragged into the Hellfire, the angels who are guarding the Hellfire, they will say, didn't someone come to you and warn you about this? And the people will say yes, but we thought they were diluted. We thought they were misguided. But only
if we had used our alcohol If only we had used our intelligence. We wouldn't now be in the fire. And it's the same. If you hear about paradise, whoever raised
The descriptions of paradise. And you use your imagination to imagine what this place is like, although in reality, it is even beyond what we can imagine. A person who is intelligent, will do whatever they can to get to paradise. So what is stopping us? Well, what is stopping us is that the road to Paradise is a steep road. It's full of difficulties. It's full of trials, it's full of tests. It's full of tribulations, hardship, and that road to Hellfire, it's wide, it's open, it's full of luxuries, it's full of comfort. And that's all most people can see. They just see the comfort, they just see the luxuries. And even more, there's a big sign saying this is going to take
you to hell. They just drawn like moths to a flame to that hellfire. And that path that leads to paradise just seems for some people to be too difficult, and they can't project themselves to think about the ultimate results.
So life is a test under the helical motor will hire to Leah Blue accom or you can ama wall as usual for Allah He created the depth and he created the life to make known to manifest to make it clear which of you are best in conduct. And he is the Aziz he is the mighty, and he is a lawful, he is the forgiving. So life is a test, my death, all the things that we see all those calamities that happen. It's all part of the test to see how we are going to behave, to see what we are going to do. So handle Allah, Allah smart Allah has sent us guidance. And that guidance is, of course, that final guidance, although Allah has sent many prophets and he has sent many messengers, and he has sent
many books. But the message of those prophets that came before has been lost. It has been distorted, it has been corrupted. Those books that Allah sent before they do not exist anymore in their pristine and original form. The only guidance that remains complete and perfect is the final guidance that was revealed in the Quran, to the final messenger, Mohammed may almost peace and blessings be upon him. And part of that guidance is that Allah subhanaw taala has warned us he has warned us and explained to us sometimes in detail
about those things that will lead us away from Paradise and towards the hellfire. Indeed, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said,
in a hadith that was collected by Timothy, that there is nothing there is not one thing that will lead you away from Paradise towards the fire, except that I have
warned you about it.
And there is not one thing that will lead you away from Hellfire and towards the paradise except that I have told you about it. This is the perfection of this religion. This is the perfection of this way of life. This way of living that is Islam, submission, surrender, the surrender of your will to God's will, the surrender of your desires, to follow and to obey the Creator. in Medina in the law in Islam, verily, certainly most certainly, the way of life with Allah is an Islam. So we want to talk about sins. What are sins, sins are those things that takes you away from Allah subhanaw taala sins are those things that will take you away from Paradise and towards the hellfire.
And so the whole topic of sin of what constitutes a sin, of evil, of Moncure of Asia, of Islam of odd one. These are some of the names that we find in the Arabic language for sin Sha evil is another one for example. So there are many terms and many words in the Arabic language for sin and for disobedience to Allah subhanaw taala but all of them have the most important thing
It all has in common. The most important thing for us really, as believers is that all of those things, they take you away from Allah, they take you away from Paradise, and they lead you towards the hellfire. Now, when we say that life is a test, there is something that is very important that I want to mention concerning the sins.
You see, we don't believe that Allah Subhana Allah has forbidden things for us, because he wants to make our life difficult. Absolutely not.
A no has Allah subhanaw taala told us to do things. For the same reason. Allah didn't say, do this thing. Because I want to restrict you, and do this thing. And don't do that thing. Because I want to keep you away from pleasures. No, we shouldn't imagine that at all.
Anything which Allah has prohibited us from anything which Allah has ordered us to keep away from anything that Allah has told us not to do? He has told us not to do this thing. Because that thing is harmful for us. Either. it harms us individually. So that individual harm could be a physical harm, an actual physical harm, for example, just very quickly, and we will be obviously going through these examples in great detail
in the future lectures. But for example, alcohol, alcohol has many, many physical harmful effects to the human being. So it is very clear, from a physiological point of view, from the point of view of what alcohol does to the body of the human being, it's very easy to understand why alcohol is prohibited. So sometimes the harm is a physical harm. Sometimes the harm is a mental harm. So it harms the mind. Sometimes the harm is something that will damage or interfere in the family life, which of course, is very, very important. So if it interferes, and it harms our family life, then that by its nature, will strike at the very heart and the very root of the collective human
happiness. Because human beings are not only individuals, one of the things, one of the you could say, I would say very negative things that has come from the dominance of Western ideas, is the supremacy of the individual. This idea that the individual is the most important thing. And that human rights, for example, in the western concept, begin with the individual. And it's very interesting that, for example, someone like Mahatma Gandhi, for example, actually contested this. He said, The Human Rights don't start at the individual tool, human rights actually starts with the family. So the base unit of the human rights is not the individual, it's actually the family. So
therefore, whatever protects the family has a higher status than whatever is the need of the individual. So the need of the family is higher than the need of the individual. And of course, in Confucian philosophy, for example, the need of society, and even of the state is higher than even that of the family. So this idea of universal human rights that we see, for example, that is often put to us, the universal concept of human rights is actually not that universal at all. Because different cultures, different societies, different philosophies, different thinkers from around the world, have a different paradigm of what is important. So I mentioned this in respect to sins
because sin could harm the individual, mentally or physically. But it could also be something that harms the family, or it could be something that harms the society as a whole. So the reason why something has been prohibited by Allah subhanaw taala is because those things are bad for us. They are bad for us, either individually or collectively. They could be bad for us physically. They could be bad for us mentally. Or of course they could be bad for us spiritually. There is nothing ideal
Brothers and sisters that Allah says this is haram to make your life difficult. No, we don't believe that, behind every order that Allah subhanaw taala has given us behind every prohibition that Allah subhanaw taala has laid down for us is a wisdom is a wisdom, a great wisdom. And these wisdoms fall into two categories. Sometimes Allah has told us the meaning of that wisdom, the reason why this thing has been made Haram. So sometimes Allah, He tells us, this is forbidden because of this, or I have ordered you to do this, because of such and such. And sometimes the wisdom is not given to us. And then in order to know the wisdom, and in order to understand it, we have to apply our intellect,
but there's something very important that you must all and we must all understand that whether we understand and we comprehend the wisdom or not, the basis for us as Muslims, is Allah has made this thing forbidden. Allah has ordered us with this thing. And we do something because Allah has ordered us with it. And we abandon things because Allah has ordered us to leave those things alone. And that is the root of Eman.
It's not I don't eat pork, because there are scientific reasons why pig is bad for you. No, I don't eat pork because Allah said, it's Haram. It's forbidden. That is why I don't eat it. That is the reason why I don't eat it. If I can understand and comprehend the wisdom behind it, will handle it. That will give me more certainty, more conviction. And I will understand more clearly how Allah subhanaw taala cares for every single aspect of the human beings life, even to the extent that he has told us what we should eat and what we should not eat. even to the extent my brothers and sisters that Allah subhanaw taala through His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he told us
things concerning how we should put our shoes on how we should relieve ourselves in the bathroom, how we should go to bed that we even things like my brothers and sisters that we should blow the fire out the candle out before we go to sleep unless the mouse knocks it over and causes a fire Subhanallah even things like that. It is as if Allah did not want to leave a single thing except that he would warn us about what is harmful to us and what is beneficial to us. So we will be talking about these things throughout the series my brothers and sisters especially the major sense, because it is very, very important. May Allah guide you and may Allah guide me and all of us closer
to the truth. Please don't forget to listen in to the next episode of the major sentence until then. Assalamu alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh