Overcoming Sins & Evil Desires
Channel: Abu Bakr Zoud
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah what Allah Allah he will be mine. All Praise and thanks belongs to Allah subhanahu wa taala have made a peace and blessing of Allah be upon His servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as to what follows My dear respected Brothers and Sisters in Islam as salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh. Once again we are grateful for Allah subhanahu wa to Allah that He allowed us to gather tonight, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to accept our gathering to forgive our sins and our shortcomings.
My Brothers and Sisters in Islam, I'm going to begin with a reminder.
First and foremost I ask Allah azza wa jal that he accept all your righteous deeds and your good actions and it is a very pleasing sight to see how many of you got up after solid Malaysia and pray do Sunon some pray the Sunnah some pray the letter may Allah azza wa jal accept an increasing concern.
there is a summer of Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that you should know about, and I don't want to hold it back from you. And this is the time to explain it to you. Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam told us and he said that the best pray a person could pray is the prayer that he prays at home, except the obligatory prayer. The best obligatory prayer is the one that is prayed in the masjid. And so what we learn from this hadith is that if you pray select the Sunnah at home and some of you wait and do not pray it in the masjid. Rather than wait until they go home and pray. Then the one who prayed a sunnah at home has earned much more reward than the one who prayed that very same
sunnah here in the masjid. Wouldn't there be some Allahu alayhi wa sallam he said do not turn your homes into graveyards and turning a home into a graveyard. It means abandoning the prayers at home. So the best solid you will ever pray and the most rewarding solid is the solid you pray at home except for your while but
while also while modeling one of
the most rewarding of that will be to pray in the masjid in congregation for Inshallah, to Allah that is clean, we ask Allah azza wa jal to accept chromosome. Tonight's lecture is titled overcoming sins and desires and my brothers and sisters in Islam and Eman is to Hobbs Eman is two halves. The first half of Eman is patience. And the second half of Eman is gratitude. If a person practices patience in his life, he has fulfilled half his Eman and if a person practices gratitude in his life, and all the obligations that we do a part of gratitude. Then he has presented before Allah azza wa jal with complete Eman and I begin by saying this because when we observed patients and look
into patients, then patients is of three types.
Patients upon the worship of Allah azza wa jal so when we pray, that requires patience, when you get up and make although every single day in the cold weather that requires patience,
when you give charity and zakat that requires patience, even when you do I'll help you and Amara that requires a lot of patience. And Allah subhanahu wata Allah in the Quran he said Fabu was probably a bad day, worship Allah and be patient upon his worship. Right. So that's the first type of patients patients upon the worship of Allah.
The second type of patients is patients away from the prohibitions. So when there is something that is haram, when there is a sin you know about when there is an evil desire and a temptation
and you keep away from it, you require some you require patients to keep away from it. When I know that Zina is haram but Zina is very tempting, especially nowadays, in this world of corruption and Phaeton. Sinha is very easily accessed. Zina of the eyes, you open your phone and immediately you'll see al haram Zina of the tongue. When a person speaks inappropriate words to the opposite gender, have a Zeno of the tongue, Zina of the hands, when you touch that which Allah azza wa jal forbid upon you
Xena have the legs when you walk to that which is haram, and ultimately the Zener of the private, when he penetrates the other in the Haram all of these are forms of Zina and they are haram. It requires a lot of patience to keep away from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala prohibited. Therefore we require patience when we worship Allah. And we require the very same patience when we keep away from sins and haram. And the third type of patience is patience upon the calamities of life. So when a person goes through a health issue, or a financial issue, or he loses a loved one, or whatever it is, of the pains and the calamities and the hardships and the difficulties of life,
that requires patience, and how do you exercise patience, by saying that which is pleasing to Allah, and avoiding saying words that are displeasing to Allah. So let's say you're struck by a calamity, financial calamity, or you lost a loved one. And then you said in Allah, we're in the elite, here's your own, that's practicing patients in a time of calamity, you'll be accepted from those who practice patients in a time of calamity. But if you say words, that are displeasing to Allah, such as your Allah, why me? Why am I in this situation? What have I done wrong of Allah
and you start speaking words, I think Allah has impressed me with the situation I mean, then you have lost patience during a time of calamity and you have brought another calamity upon yourself. So this is what patience is. And so I explained all of this at the very beginning, because I said to you that our lecture tonight is overcoming sins and desires. And I said that requires a lot of patience. So what I want to equip you with in sha Allah Tala are tools and skills that you're able to use in your life that will help you avoid and overcome sins and desires in your life.
There is about 10 points, the more you have, and the more you're able to practice of these points, the more protection you'll have against the sins and the desires, the stronger Eman and the stronger resistance you'll have against the sins and desires according to how many are able to practice and as you listen to me, you see, how many of them do you have? Which one is easy for you, which one is not and start working on them. But let me say at the very beginning,
that there really are Mahima home Allah, they have mentioned, that keeping away from prohibitions is better than engaging in voluntary deeds.
You know, if you were tempted to do a sin,
and you avoided it for the sake of Allah, that is better than someone who is engaging in voluntary actions, fasting, let's say a Monday and Thursday or Sunday, Monday and Thursday, which one is more preferable? keeping away from a sin is more preferable than engaging in voluntary deeds? And why is that the case? And by the way, this is the opinion of I shall obey Allah one. Will hustle and bustle do Amara bin Abdul Aziz whatever Roger but many of the rules Why is it better because keeping away from proof of visions is an obligation. It is worship, whereas doing voluntary deeds is recommended. And the worship takes precedence over that which is recommended. Wouldn't be sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam he said it then I hate to Comanche in fish, the Naboo if I prohibit you from something then keep away from it. Wouldn't it be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said it stuck in my head in the Quran. By the nurse Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, avoid the prohibitions, and you will be be the most righteous of mankind.
See that? Avoid the harm, and you will be the most righteous among mankind.
And why is that the case because our man will be righteous deeds, such as feeding the poor, helping people, voluntary deeds that you do. Everyone does this. Everyone can do this. The righteous and the rebellious do this, but only a true believer. Avoid sins and avoid the prohibitions.
Well Hassan allostery Rahim Allah He said, Mather the lobby Do not be che enough Bala Waitaki Jimin Allahu Anhu he said the best thing a worshiper can do concerning his servitude.
To Allah is to avoid what Allah prohibited. That's the best thing a worshiper could do.
Whatever normal robbery Allah who I know he said, avoiding a sin,
avoiding the sin of oppression is much better than 500 voluntary hash.
Why? Because voluntary hash is recommended, but avoiding a cmp is WhaleShip. It's obligatory. So this is what our lemma or hammer home Allah wanted to discuss and explain. Wouldn't it be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, he counted from among those that are shaded under the sheet of Allah on the day of judgment. He said, Why don't you learn that formula to that woman seabin version, if I call me a half Allah, amen. Which a woman called, she called him to commit a sin. And He said to her, I fear Allah. See this person, he avoided a sin. And he was rewarded by being under the shade of Allah on the day of judgment. And so therefore, avoiding sins is a huge thing in life. Don't
think that the thing you avoid hacky just went and I missed an opportunity of temptation and desire and enjoyment and pleasure, you restrain yourself, maybe there is difficulty there is pain in avoiding a sin. But that difficulty that pain is called several in Islam, and you are rewarded immensely for it. And you will be grateful to Allah on the day of judgment to find out that the sin you avoided for Allah ended up putting you under the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of judgment, and admitted into the paradise and earn to Allah subhanahu wata endless pleasure. Now, so
I share with you all more of an Abdul Aziz Rahim Allah. He also said laser talk was in a hurry, okay, and we'll leave. He said righteousness is not fasting the days and praying the nights. He said righteousness is fulfilling that which Allah obligated and commanded and keeping away from that which Allah azza wa jal prohibited and that is a Taqwa. That is the definition of a Taqwa to do what Allah commanded and to keep away from that which He prohibited SubhanaHu wa.
Okay. So we move on to these 10 points that inshallah Allah will give you that skill that you require Bismillah to avoid the sins number one, and this is from the works of milk am Rahim Allah. He said, number one,
to know that sins are repulsive,
abhorrent, despicable, meaning they're disgusting and filthy in nature.
Whenever you approach a sin, that's the first knowledge you're supposed to need in order to keep away from it. Look at the sin, observe the sin, and start speaking and discussing to yourself that this sin is disgusting, it is filthy in nature.
Allah subhanahu wa taala only forbids sins because they are filthy in nature. And when you're aware of this matter, this becomes a reason for why you're able to remain patient and overcome the sin and the desire. I tell you how, you know, a normal human being who's Filppula Yanni, his natural disposition has not been distorted. A normal human being runs away from anything that is disgusting, right? And now, if you smell something bad, there is immediately a face of disgust. And you perhaps close your nose and you'll run away as a normal human being.
If you want to taste something bad, naturally, you will move it away. You'll spit it out. And you won't come near it ever again. Right? This is what a human does.
If you were to see something disgusting, let's say you entered a public toilet and you saw Oh urine around the toilet, disgusting sight. The smell is horrible. You will run away and you'll hold yourself perhaps until you get back home look what the human does when he sees something that is disgusting and filthy in nature.
And the human being comes close to that which is good. That which is pleasant. You smell a nice smell. You ask about it. Brother What is the smell? Where did you get from what its name right? You eat something beautiful. You want to learn each recipe so that you can cook it and you know like now we smell this biryani Mashallah. This is the human being that's the nature of the human being.
And so, you need to know that sins are filthy and they are disgusting. This is a very important principle
So the idea is
the question that you're supposed to ask yourself, whenever you do something is haram. You say, Why did Allah make alcohol haram? Why did he make pork haram? Why did he make Zina haram? Why did he make a river haram? All of the sins have one answer to them. They are haram because they are harmful. They are filthy, they are disgusting. They will damage you. They will damage your soul. They will damage your heart, they will damage you in the grave. They will bring you fire on the day of judgment that will bring upon the curse of Allah, the punishment of Allah subhanho wa taala.
There's no goodness in them. They will damage your Eman your relationship with Allah, every single sin was made haram because of the immense amount of damage and filth and impurity it'll bring to your heart and to your soul. Look at alcohol for example. How many times do we hear on the news? Research comes out, finally proving that there is some benefit in alcohol. Then three, four years later, actually, all those studies were wrong. And now the scientists have reached a conclusion that zero alcohol is good for you. And then two, three years later, one cup is good for you. And then another five years later, actually nothing is good for you. And these people are confused. Why?
Because they don't have any way to guide them. We have why Allah told us it is haram. Haram. Why? Because it's filthy and disgusting and harmful colors. I don't need any research. I don't need any research papers. I'm Muslim, I'm convinced. And I'll just continue observing the West how they keep going back and forth on their opinions. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to guide them.
Look at drugs, you know, the harmful state of drugs and what corruption and filth it brings upon a person. Look at pork and its filthy nature and what harms it brings to people look at a reader interest. Interest is appreciated. Look at these current interest rises that have been happening around the world. How many people have fallen into depression and a sick mental state because of that? What's the goodness in that? Where's the goodness in a river? Where is the goodness in interest? It's filthy. It's harmful to the people. It is oppression of the people. So Allah made it Hello. If
you look at smoking, and its harmful effects, a shisha or Gila vaping all of these matters. They are harmful to the human being. Not just to your body and to your soul, but also to your spiritual state. It brings you Allah's Anger it brings upon you
look at Xena
HIV, AIDS, genital warts, look at the harms Xena has in society.
Kids are abandoned. children that come as a result of a Zina fornication are abandoned in society.
And they are murdered as well. How? In the abortion that even here in this country Australia. abortion is legal. Up until the age of six months, six months that's already a child that has formed and it is legal in this country to abort maximum the age of six months and you need approval of two doctors see see the harmful effect of Zina. It leads to abortion and killing a human being. Anything past the age of four months is considered murder.
And then look at the sin of homosexuality. And what does it bring of pain and struggle and harm to a person anal cancer, genital warts, AIDS, HIV, monkeypox, Human Papilloma Virus, hepatitis A, B and C which have no cure.
So sins in general, our filthy and disgusting and extremely harmful to the human health and to the human soul and to his relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala I look at the sin of pornography
and addiction to pornography.
These are studies that say a person becomes in a state of isolation, increased aggression, distorted beliefs, distorted perceptions, about about relationships, negative feelings within themselves, and the neglect of the areas in life. Look at the kind of filth and the harm it brings upon a person Wallah. He is much better to strive and struggle against
yourself, to keep your eyes sharp and close from obscene images, then enjoy a moment or two with them. And then feel all of this later on in your life, because you couldn't control yourself for a minute or two.
And this is why Allah azza wa jal declared all these matters haram, because they are harmful.
And so the intelligent sane person keeps away from that which is harmful.
Even if he wasn't a believer, it was mentioned that some of the Arabs, they would never drink alcohol. And when they were asked about this, until you're a careful, why don't you drink alcohol? They would answer saying, How can a sound sane minded person intoxicated himself, and then act like an idiot in the street and in front of his family and in his home? I can't do this. These are cofell
back in the time, they would avoid alcohol because of you, Tom. Now people are a different story. But sometimes
I tell you this sometimes natus could be confusing.
You might see them as good. However, the reality they are bad. You might come to the realization okay, this is a sin and this is prohibited. And this is prohibited. But I failed to see how is this harmful? I failed to see the harm in it. I failed to see the harm in it might be sometimes could happen. I've been telling you about the sins being disgusting and filthy. And then you might say no, no, but this is a sin. And it seems to be good. No one's ever spoken bad about it. Where does this come from from shape one.
And the first trick of a shaper is to decorate the sin and make it look beautiful. So don't be confused. And the shape on did this the first person he did this to was Adam Alayhis Salam. Allah azza wa jal forbids them from eating from the tree in the Paradise. Therefore that must be filthy and disgusting. That is haraam Do not come near it. What did the shape onto a che upon came to Adam and he said to him, don't look at Allah show Giamatti hold well, multi layer blur. He said, Adam, should I direct you and point you to a tree that is known as the eternal tree. If you eat from it, you're going to remain in here forever in the Paradise. Or perhaps you and your wife would become
two angels. See how he decorated this in Allah keep away from it. Which shape or when and decorate it and dress the sin by telling him Look how beautiful they eat from it. You're going to become an angel in the Paradise yellow go ahead
and share pounders with every single thing that's on Earth. It's always decorated.
Sometimes literally look at homosexuality, for example. Yeah, well with the rainbow colors. I love his love and positive words and positive connotation to it. David, this is the deal. This is the works of the shaper. He has to decorate the scene otherwise someone will come to it.
Look at alcohol, alcohol. Look at the description that alcohol is given. They don't just tell you this is a bottle of wine. This is some Shiraz coming from the wild forests.
Tasting of with with a hint of vanilla and some berries and
long description. And you look at a sense of how long can the taste is is I especially on the aeroplane, you open the menu, you'll find the wine section, there's like four or five lines describing one line 1111 way and then at the end, there's orange juice, apple juice.
Because there are no problems. See the ID you need to be careful. So you might look at a sin and secret ways to harm him is be careful. A shape on has already done his job a long time ago to decorate it and design it. So how are we going to know what's haram? Learn your religion, learn al Islam, learn the Quran, whatever Allah has said is haram. I do not care how many people dress it with goodness and beautify it it is how long? That's it very simple, right? So that's the first thing you must admit you must learn. You have to learn how are you going to avoid something if you don't know what to avoid.
Therefore, it becomes very important to learn your religion on this basis. And that's the first point because that's very easy. Every single time a person is tempted with a sin and an evil desire. Think twice. Think about it's horrible nature and it's filthy, disgusting nature and question yourself. If you saw something filthy, what do you run away from it? Sins are exactly the same manner. So have some self respect and run away from it. Okay, number two
Blanca Mohamed Salah said
for a person to overcome sins and desires and restrain himself from sins is to have shyness of Allah subhanahu wata Allah.
To have shyness of Allah, when the servant knows that Allah azza wa jal is looking at him, watching over him. When you know that Allah sees you, and he hits you, then you will be to shine in front of Allah, to expose yourself to his anger and his punishment. That's number two, having shyness of Allah,
what the shyness mean?
In Arabic, it's called Al higher and higher, it comes from the word higher, which means life. When a person is shy of Allah, meaning he has life in his heart.
Today, no one will dare to commit a sin in front of his father, or his mother, or his wife, or her husband.
No one will dare to commit a sin in front of his own children, even if they were young. Why? Because he shine he shine. How can I commit a sin in front of my wife? In front of my brother how that is? I can't do it. I can't even think of it. I'm very embarrassed and shy. What would they think of me?
However, they going to deal with me later on?
Who deserves the shyness of you? These people are Allah. Allah deserves that much more.
Therefore, in the same manner, you're able to avoid a sin because you are shy of people around you watching you. Then you have that instinct within you
to understand and know that Allah azza wa jal above all watches you and Allah azza wa jal is opinion, adultery is much more important than anyone's opinion about you. Because it is Allah who will judge you on the Day of Judgment and not people. So be shy of Allah azza wa jal, and that would help you keep away from sins.
If a person was in a room alone,
and you heard the door squeaking
and you are engaged in something haram, you will immediately find the power and the strength to stop. And then when you realize it was only the wind that move the dough, you'd be relieved. humbler? And the question is, but wasn't Allah seeing all the time? The good terrified from wind that move the door and that window was a blessing of Allah coming into that room so that you can breathe fresh oxygen. And you use that blessing of Allah to continue to disobey Allah azza wa jal isn't a person is supposed to be shy of Allah has solution and know that Allah watches him at all times.
There is a matter here that you can practice whenever you your knifes approaches to commit a sin.
There is always a noise in your mind, that is telling you Allah is watching, right? Of course, because a believer knows Allah is watching. If you don't believe Allah, he's watching you a person becomes a careful.
So there is no doubt, even the most rebellious Muslim. When he approaches to commit a scene, there is something in his heart and in his mind that's bothering him that's telling him there's a noise, that scene Allah is watching. I want you to do something.
When you approach or when a person approaches committing a sin, we ask Allah azza wa jal to save us from all sins major and minor. See that noise that we knew that saying Allah he's watching, do not ignore it.
Rather, allow it to grow within your heart and your mind. So say aloud, see aloud. Allah is watching.
Allah can see me right, see this aloud.
And this feeling and this noise within you Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam called it where if Allah if he couldn't be couldn't remove him, he called it it is the water. That is in the heart of every believer. Allah has installed a water within your heart. That water is the feeling when you say Allah is watching me as you approach to commit a sin. Take advantage of that noise within you don't suppress it and quiet and rather bring it out to life and say yes, Allah is watching, saying if Allah say oh Allah I seek Your protection of Allah I seek your refuge help Bill Allah to avoid descending to keep away from it.
I see at least words aloud on your tongue.
As you're tempted to do it, how long it'll help you
land in the visa Allahu Allah, you will send them said, Well, if Kulu mas Mala he shaped, nothing can outweigh the name of Allah. So that means when you see the name of Allah
and you're weighing it with your sin and your desire, then the name of Allah will outweigh your sin and your desire, your desire and your sin will be thrown away. And you will overcome your sin and your desire. I'd like us to find out your center. When you Savannah you Salam was in that room, and the wife of the Aziz had locked the doors. And she approached him to commit haram. And Yusuf Ali Salam is a young man, and the most beautiful looking man.
What did he say? When she said to him come, he said neither the law he screamed out towards Allah. He said, I seek refuge in Allah.
And he ran to the door.
And when he ran to the door, what happened?
The husband of that wife was there and he opened the door. That's relief. Finally relief came
between you being tempted by the sin. And forgetting about it altogether is a few moments. It's not long,
as soon as the knifes and the desire is strong to commit a sin
wala between that feeling, that strong feeling and strong desire to commit the sin. And for that to go away is a few moments, just a few moments, just sitting behind Allah and get up and move from where you are. Like Yusuf Ali, you Sarah moved from where he is to the door. And finally relief came. That's all to get up and find yourself in some way public, somewhere among the people somewhere among your family and everything is gone. Subhan Allah
would not be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once he missed him in the Companions, they miss selectel fishery. It happened. They slipped through the street through it, they didn't wake up and they want to travel. They did not wake up except that the sun has risen already. So when he got up, he said to the Companions, move away from him. We're going to pray Salat al Fajr somewhere else for interval McCann or solid configure of law. Because this is a police of heedlessness. Here this is a place we were heedless. We forgot
about Allah and masala City is a terrible place. It's moved from here. And that's also not as soon as you remember it, you're supposed to prayer. But it was worth getting up and moving and praying somewhere else. The idea is whenever there is a place in which you are tempted or you were tempted to commit a sin or fulfill a desire that is haram that places overflow move away from them, move away straight away shape on goes Allah azza wa jal gives you strength and power over hidden now that's very important and always remember when you do that what Allah He do not ever think that you will walk into handed Do you think that if you almost approached to come and commit a desire and
then you know what you fought and you struggled against yourself? You sent along? He's watching you lifted, you walked away?
Don't ever think that you walked away having lost something rather you have gained a lot? Number one you gained Eman because this is this is where a man is built in moments like this one Allah He and Eman increases. No I'm not telling you about a person who prayed the entire night and then we're going to say Masha Allah next morning he's not Eman is increased. I'm telling you about a person who was stuck in a safe situation and doubt to commit a filthy, horrible nasty deed. And he walked away from that right then and there his Iman increases because he acted upon the knowledge that Allah sees him. Love Akbar. Huge, wouldn't be sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Man him Marisa yet in Fela
Mia Callaghan, kuchibhotla, Hassan to Camella whoever, whoever intends to commit a sin, and He does not do it. Allah who would record that for him as a complete good deed. Imagine that. You are about to commit a sin, but you avoided it.
And you're given one hustler that you never did.
But you did a great person, and that is keeping away from a sin. And that's of course we said obligatory.
And then afterwards, once you've moved from the sin, respect your weakness, respect your weakness. You could fall back
into that scene right away. So what do you do in that case? Surround yourself among righteous company and righteous people. You know, if a person undergoes a heart surgery,
and then he comes out of heart surgery, where do they put him, they put him in the ICU intensive care unit. When a person is in the intensive care unit, he's not left alone.
There's about four or five nurses around him, and a few doctors that are coming in and out the ideas he's not left alone. And when you come out of a sin, and a temptation and a desire that you've just overcome your week,
make sure that you're now I can ICU. So surround yourself with righteous company and righteous people and do something beneficial so that your mind is always away from the evil temptations until we get strong resilience and strength against the number three.
Have no claim Rahim Allah, He says, contemplating Allah has fevers upon you and His kindness towards you.
For surely sins, remove blessings and it is inevitable. You see my brothers and sisters in Islam. Allah's blessings upon us are immeasurable. And the more we show gratitude to Allah, the more he keeps these blessings for us and He increases us. Being grateful to Allah does two things. It preserves the current Namur you're in and it increases your blessings. It brings you brilliant blessings that you never had before.
And so when a person commits a sin, there is no doubt that it will remove blessings that He has, there is no doubt,
blessings are removed. Why? Because Allah azza wa jal said, in Hola, hola, euro euro, maybe they have a Euro, maybe unforeseen. You've heard this before.
Allah does not change the state of a people until they change what is within themselves. But you know what that means a lot of people understand it wrong, or they read wrong commentary about it. Many people understand this area as being that Allah who will not change our situation until we change ourselves and become better.
But the authentic difficile of this area is that Allah does not change the state of people meaning Allah azza wa jal does not strip the people away from their blessings. Allah does not change the good state of the people to a worse and a horrible state, until they change from good to that.
When you change from righteousness, to a path of rebellion and transgression, that's when Allah will change your good blessed state, in a horrible state.
So every sin, it is inevitable that a NEMA would be removed.
If you repent, that never comes back or it's replaced by something else. But if you continue to sin, and sin and sin, Paula no Tober, you do not care, then one blessing at a time is removed, and the worst of the blessings to be removed of the spiritual blessings such as Eman and your faith in Allah begins to decrease and decrease in decrease and decrease until a person begins to leave a solid. Then he leaves the then he leaves a thicker, then he leaves Islam altogether with a whole lot of water the 11 that that's what seems ultimately do they remove the physical blessings and then the spiritual blessings that are within a person
and this is why
from a seller for him or him Allah, they used to complain to their scholars and see
I committed one sin
and I was deprived praying the nights six months.
One of the seller asked
I find it difficult to do righteous good deeds.
Ireland said to him clear that convenor bukem Your sins have held you hostage. It's your sins that have deprived you from the blessing of worship. So make a Toba immediately, and be genuine and honest in your Toba in order for Allah azza wa jal to restore this nirvana of Eman and Islam and doing the righteous good deeds. You see, look, we're not angels, we will fall into sin from time to time it is inevitable every human being is like that.
But this hadith doesn't encourage you to commit sins. Anyone Annalisa Selim says all mankind as sinners, what do we understand from that hadith? We don't understand from it and encouragement to commit a sin. Rather than being in understand from this that's the nature of human beings. That's why in the responses, I mean, the very same Hadith he said, The Very Best of sinners are
Those who repent. So Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that we are sinners, to inform us about the solution to tell us run to atone, if you ever fell into something like this, in order to preserve your blessings, and to continue to increase in these blessings, and look, you could see what they did. When Adam ate from the tree and dissident Allah Allah says in the Quran Wow saw Adam or abou Adam disobedience Lord, what happened? We were removed from the paradise altogether. And we came here in this world of difficulty and hardship and labor.
otherwise would have been in the paradise but this is what Allah azza wa jal decreed.
See what seems do it removed the blessing of being in the Paradise? And this is what Allah azza wa jal decreed, as we said, for a wisdom that he SubhanaHu wata, Allah knows now so you need to understand the no that seems like a fire. They consume and burn out your blessings, just like fire consumes and burns the water. And so we seek refuge in Allah azza wa jal from losing the favors that he has bestowed upon us. Now ask Allah azza wa jal to protect us from sins. So that's number three. Number four,
to fear Allah, so vision
and his punishment number, this is number four that will help you overcome sins and desires defeat Allah, and his punishment, and the hellfire.
And this can only be achieved by believing in the Promise of Allah and the threats of Allah subhanho wa Taala mix in the Quran, to believe in Allah and His book, and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
You see my brothers and sisters in Islam, the greatest type of fee is the fear of Allah and His punishment, and his anger. That's the greatest type of fee. You might fear a dog in the park, where you might see something or someone or whatever it is, but the greatest fee that you will ever have and the best and the healthiest fee you'll ever have, is the fear of Allah and use punishment. Because fearing Allah is Eman and fearing Allah will help you overcome sins and desires and nothing will protect you from the punishment of Allah has always been more than avoiding sins, because these sins, they are a cause of punishment. And so the idea is
you're supposed to read the Quran, Allah
and read the ayat in which Allah describes his punishment.
The more you know about Allah's punishment, the more you fear Allah, the more you keep away from sins, that's the equation. So look at Allah azza wa jal, he says, your sub boomin folk who see him will have been the people of the Hellfire.
scalding water, boiling water will be poured upon their thesis in their heads. Use hot will be ineffable to him, and that will cause everything that is within their bellies to melt and their skin will melt. While at home, Nakatomi Hadid and for them a clubs of iron. You mentioned a club of iron and you're smashed with it for ever.
Allah azza wa jal he says in Surah TCAF in Tecnalia volley mean we have prepared for the wrong doom for the wrongdoers a fire
a how probably him sort out who's wolves a fire who's wolves will surround them any there are walls surrounding them and there is fire within it. And if the people that are in the Hellfire were to ever call for relief were in yesterday who you have to be met in Colonia shaloo Who will be given water there is like murky oil you know oil that you've cooked in within it for a year and then it's just black oil. They'll be given that hot boiling oil and it'll be thrown in their face and it will still be faces and Allah says beach bits are shut up what a Richard horrible drink that is and what an evil horrible resting place the Hellfire is. Why do you think these are in the Quran? Why why?
You think like Allah azza wa jal just wants to skew hack for fun. No, these are out Allah puts them and they are no see to mankind. Allah is warning you here read the warnings, warning at a mercy so that when you know and you're aware, you keep away. Look it now if there's an electricity grid somewhere around here, they'll have a massive fence around it. And they'll have big warning signs, danger.
Whatever whatever faults fatal don't come need. Don't enter enter to risk and you're grateful one hamdulillah they
finished out the area and they've warned me right?
Look at people that do the the Mount Everest climb. There is a Mount Everest climb every people got it. Many people don't have read so Pamela. But before you go up there, there is a ton of warnings, severe headaches, dehydration vomiting, your walk like a drunk person, increased tiredness, shortness of breath,
deadly crevice, meaning you can get to a place where there's just an immediate opening and fall and no one will ever know you're there and you just wait until you die. All of these warnings are there. And it's the same thing. There's a fire and Allah azza wa jal has warned us in the Quran. And these warnings means, look, there is a parameter and within it is sins, don't cross that line. Keep out of that line. If you walk into that line, and you seen a new transgress, and you disobey Allah, all these warning signs are coming. All of them are coming.
Unless you make Toba and you change your ways right away, ask Allah azza wa jal to accept October. Let me tell you something. If I was to tell you there are two rooms, they said one room, there is a beautiful looking woman in there. There is wine, there is haram go inside and do what you like. But there's a room right next to it. As soon as you come out of that room. Well, you're just going to be pushed in the second room that is lit up and it is on fire. Would anyone walk in the first group Wallah, he don't want to walk in.
If you look towards in the first room, and you're tempted, and you'll design it, and then you looked into the next room, and you know that you have no choice. If you walk in here, the moment you walk out, you will be grabbed and thrown in the other room Wallah he no one walk in here. And this is now a fire in the world day life that is nothing compared to the fire of the afterlife. So what's the difference? The believer he believes the word of Allah more than what he sees with his eyes. What Allah He woke civil, we learn the believers Iman that a Hellfire exists wala he is more than if I was to see a fire right now in front of my eyes. Because what Allah says in the Quran is the
absolute truth more true than not the eye can see.
Some intelligent believer will understand that any sin I do now I can see another door, I can see a Hellfire awaiting, so I keep away from the sins altogether. Now
the fifth matter of nucleon Rahim Allah Allah He said, is to have love for Allah azza wa jal, the one who has true sincere genuine love for Allah, then that would be a reason to avoid sins and to overcome sins and desires.
Proper love. You see, the thing is, when you love something and you love someone, you have a passion to get to it.
You do whatever it is to please them and to bring you close to them.
You will believe that you will find tranquility with them. Forever love something, loves to meet it. Whoever loves someone loves to look at it. Forever loves someone he loves to hear him loves to see him loves his closeness, right? And so whoever loves Allah has social must surely love to meet Allah loves to see Allah loves to hear Allah loves to be in the company of Allah would love to be in the Paradise of Allah. Whoever loves Allah genuinely would love all these matters. But then you will know that you will be deprived of these matters if you do that which displeases Him. So as a result to avoid the sins and transgressions like now, when you love a friend of yours, you love him. You
love to be in his company. You love to see him, you love to hang out with him, eat with him travel with him. You will be very careful to do that which displeases he won't do because you know that if you displease him, perhaps it's over house, you will lose his company.
And that's just the human being.
This is the human being look at our attitude.
And if we displeased a friend of ours, and didn't feel right about it, that very same night What's up, brother, sister Allah, I maybe said something to harm you and upset you today. I didn't mean it this way. Please forgive no Allah knows. See the attitude you will have with a human. have that attitude and more with Allah has solution. You want to safeguard your relationship with Allah, because that's Allah, the One who you love over all of mankind. Allah is the one you love even more than your own self.
So if you're self wants to do a sim, then Allah, I love Allah more than I love myself. So I will obey Allah more than I will be my enough's to do a sin. See how loving Allah will help you overcome a sin. And if you did something wrong, and you fill into the sin, then remember just like that friend, that you're concerned, and you message him that night with Allah azza wa jal, the high of examples belongs, rush that very night, pre to like, seek Allah's forgiveness, my lord, perhaps I did something that upset and displeased you with me today. My Lord, if you do not forgive me and bestow Your mercy upon me, I will be doomed, I will be lost, I'll be destroyed, like what Adam did,
and I'm a prophet of Allah. He ate from the tree, and he said to a better Volendam fusina Our more we wronged them we harmed ourselves, but in the meantime, fiddling around with a hammer and an akuna nominal hostility. And if you do not bestow your mercy and your forgiveness upon us, we shall be losers. Now I'm saying this word before you and Allah azza wa jal admit to this matter. Now, isn't the genuine love of Allah subhanho wa Taala will help you avoid sins. And this is why Omar love the Allahu Anhu. He said something beautiful about so he battled the Allahu Anhu. He said, Now I'm gonna do so Hey, Lola Musa Villa helped me I'll say he, he this is beautiful. He said what a blessing
sleeve Sahib is a blessed slave of Allah Sahib is, even if he did not fear Allah, He would have never disobeyed Allah. You know, that means? I'll say it again. Even if he did not fear Allah, He would have never disobeyed Allah. Why? Because he has too much love for Allah. So isn't it his love of Allah that kept him away from sins? For some people, the fear of Allah's punishment keeps them away from sin. And for some people, it's actually their love of Allah that keeps them away from sin. And that doesn't mean that sight never feed Allah azza wa jal. It only means that his love for Allah was much more than his fear of Allah. And the reason for him avoiding sins was the love of Allah
azza wa jal. That's a beautiful relationship to have with Allah subhanahu wata is now
and hamdulillahi rabbil Alameen I share with you one final point even though there's a bit more but I think I'll wrap it up inshallah Tara with one more point.
And that is what Abdelkarim Rahim Allah said. This is our final point my brothers and sisters in Islam, in order to avoid sins
and to avoid evil temptations and desires
is to have self respect, and honor and dignity.
And this will cause a person to refrain from anything that is humiliating or dishonouring to him, or something that'll make him foolish. What does this mean? You see, look my brothers and sisters and stuff. Please focus with me on this last point. people's personalities are different. Some people have dignity. They have self respect. They have nobility. They don't like foolishness, right? They always aspire to achieve excellence SN worshipping Allah as though Allah azza wa jal can see them as though they can see Allah if Allah if they can't see Allah then Allah sees the purifying themselves from filthy environments and filthy people. There are people like that, that have too much honor too
much self respect, that no I feel disgusted if I'm in a dirty environment. Or if I'm among disease people and sick people in the heart and people that are dying have no honor and no dignity whatsoever.
These are men and women that have no ability to call it al karama, hola is in Islam,
Allah azza wa jal, he taught us to be of these people that have that personality. Allah azza wa jal, he says in the Quran, we're honored by ninja Helene. Turn away from the foolish turn away from the heedless, demeanor. Be a person that has like self respect, I don't want to be seen among foolish people turn away from that.
What their model will be Allahu Allah said mob rule kiralama. If the believers were to ever pass by senseless nonsense, they pass by quickly with dignity and honor. Allah azza wa jal says we're Levina home and in love with the believers or people who turn away from long from uselessness, they turn away from it. No, I have too much respect to sit in a filthy environment.
This self respect will help you keep away from sins and what evil desires
because you will have self respect, dignity.
I can't lower myself and be doing a sin
How shameful is that? How horrible does that look? So that's one of the reasons that helps you overcome sins and desires when the be some Allahu Allah you are setting them you said that Allah azza wa jal you, Boomer ally and more. Allah azza wa jal, he loves the loftiness of affairs, people have self dignity and honor and worth Allah Azza origin loves this matter.
And there are a completely opposite people when it comes to personalities. That's one personality, another personality. There are people that like foolishness. If they speak, they speak what's useless and foolish. The deeds are foolish, then they don't care about their condition in this state, these people are most likely to fall into sin, because sins of foolishness, sins are useless. So if you consistently are happy with being in an environment of foolishness,
the most likely that person will fall into sins because that foolishness as well. They have no feeling, no regret, no self account. They don't care, no honor, no dignity, no self respect, and there's many of them. Where did this come from? Why is there a large amount of people on earth that do not have self dignity and self respect? Why I tell you why. And this is from the signs of the hour. Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam said, what Ken is that he will pull me out of Allah home. He said that the end of times, the leader, the head of people, the influences they call him today, will be the most foolish among them, had the Hadith in the visa, Allahu alayhi wa sallam. He says,
you'll have this leader, and he's the foolish among mankind. Whatever he says people will say, whatever he does people do.
Millions in the town wants to come out to take a selfie and a picture with him to attend a concert. And who are these people? Who are the influences of today and the role models of today? Who?
naked men and women, gangsters, actors, dancers, singers, sportsmen? These are the influences of today, open a tick tock account, whether he's got 10 million 200 million, how Where did he become famous? Because he dances.
And then you have young player and this is coming in at affecting the Muslim community who want to be like him. So from a young age, he opens an account. He dances like him, and he uploads it. And you don't know. You don't know when this becomes viral and it becomes something. He sees how leaders are made today. This is how influencers become influencers today, one clip 10 seconds that goes viral, he becomes an influencer.
And so when these are the leaders, and people are following them, you see how we end up with people that have no self respect and no dignity.
In normal circumstances, it's the most wisest and intelligent people that are supposed to be the leaders and influences of mankind. The most knowledgeable the most wise are supposed to be the leaders. Therefore, how do you bring self respect yourself, and dignity to yourself by being around the people of knowledge, P be be around people that are
honorable, that are noble, that have some sort of respect, that have wisdom and knowledge, then an only you will become affected by that you will become normal. You will become with self respect and dignity. And then that will help you overcome sins and desires. People fall in sin and desire because they don't have shame. They hang around foolishness. They follow foolishness. They act like who they follow. The most followed person on YouTube is someone called Mr. Beast
with 325 million followers, just like 15 times Australia over Mr. B, you might think Oh, Mr. Beast, come open his accountant who's this little kid that has a little bit of adventures, uploads a video in about 30 to 40 minutes, there's about 20 30 million views.
if this is the content you're consuming every day, and you allow your children to consume every day and you have no issue. How are they going to be raised and brought with self respect? How where's it going to come from? Where is it going to come from?
This will contribute to them losing their self respect. And when you lose your self respect, you become a fool. You hang around foolishness you'll find yourself very easy to commit a sin because that's your environment.
So it's very important, my brothers and sisters in Islam that we unfollow all this garbage
and follow that which is beneficial for us. And yes, it's inevitable, our children are going to be exposed to these matters whether you like it or not. So instead of depriving your kids from it, open an account for them, teach them how to use it for goodness, at least you can equip them with the tools so that later on as they grow, you've already given them the knowledge of what's harmful and what's bad, what to keep away from, and who to follow or not to follow.
And that way, when they around knowledge and wisdom, they grow, their self respect grows, their honor grows, their dignity grows, and such people will find it disgusting to come near a sin, or evil temptation. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us goodness, we ask him subhanho wa Taala to forgive our sins and our shortcomings. We ask him Subhanahu wa Taala to accept our good deeds. We ask him Subhana Allah to accept our gathering, we ask him subhanho wa Taala to admit us into the highest levels of the paradise, man maybe you know so the dino shahada, your Salah, who you know has got a field called We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant the steadfastness upon our deen and that
he calls our death upon Islam and upon Amen And upon La ilaha illallah wa ask Allah azza wa jal to grant us sincere and honest love of Him and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask him Subhanahu wa Taala to instill the love of the Quran and the Sunnah in our heart, and to make as follows of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and together us among alma de Neri. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the Day of Judgment, will ask Allah azza wa jal to save us from the Hellfire from his punishment from his curse from his wrath from his anger. And we asked him subhanho wa Taala to elevate our ranks in the Paradise in Julio veliko Padawan a jackal Allahu ala just