Forgiveness in Ramadhan
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his uncle Hamza, the Allah who was not only martyred but his body was mutilated. They cut open his body and took out his liver, chewed on it, and then spat it out. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself on that day was injured. To the extent that blood was free flowing from his body. He was injured on his forehead and on his face and his tooth. Some of his teeth were checked and broken. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on that day, despite all of the difficulties that he faced, despite all of the evil and the transgression, that was done against him and his companions are the Allahu at home by way of the Quraysh of Makkah. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam,
even on the day, he may do for them, for those non Muslims for the people of Makkah for the koresh and he said Allahumma fiddley homie for him now home Allah, Allah moon, Oh ALLAH forgive my people, for indeed they do not know. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as is authentically collected in Sahil Bihari, he had mentioned narrating the story of another prophet from the prophets of Allah that preceded him, that his people battered and bruised him, they oppressed and they beat him to the extent that blood was flowing from his body. And as he was wiping the blood off his face, he was making exactly the same Dr. Allahumma fidelia call me for in the hula, Allah moon, Allah
forgive my people, for indeed they do not know. I shall do Allah one, our mother, she would think that there was not a single incident in the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that was more difficult and more severe upon him than that defeat on the day of war. And so she said, as is collected in Al Bihari and Muslim or messenger of Allah, have you ever experienced in your life, anything more difficult to severe upon you than that defeat on the day of God? So Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, but the lovely tomb in Palma keema laughing it. Indeed I have dealt with whatever I've dealt with from your people. But the most difficult day upon me was not the day of
God. But it was the day of acaba when I left your people and I went to the people, have you been ardea lean even up to killall, the people of five and I call them to alarm and they responded by pouting me with stones, and exiling me from the city. The prophet SAW Allah while he was sending them left with blood dripping from his body. And as he was leaving was extremely upset, extremely upset, and he said, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that I didn't realize what I was going until I reached a place called quantum authority. And there I looked above me and I saw a cloud. And within that cloud, I saw jabril and he Sonam. So gibreel greeted me and he said, Indeed, Allah
has heard what your people said to you and how they responded to you. And so Allah has sent you sent for you the angel of the mountains, so that you may order him as you please. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam said that the angel of the mountains greeted me, and he said, Oh Mohammed, it is as gibreel says, if you wish I will destroy these people by casting these two mountains upon them, crush them between the two mountains. The Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam in this Hadith, my dear brothers and sisters is saying that this was the most difficult day for him in his life, more difficult and more difficult than when his companions were dying more difficult than
when his wife Khadija passed away or his uncle Abu Talib died more difficult than any other incident. How did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam respond? What did the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam say to gibreel and that angel of the mountains? He said no, for indeed I hope that from their children will come those who will worship Allah alone, and not make sure with him, wouldn't allow even at this juncture at this point, the angel of the mountains to crush those people in the hopes that some of those people from their children will be those who will say la ilaha illa Allah, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, what does this have to do with the month of Ramadan?
For many of us the month of Ramadan is about our personal connection with Allah as it should be. In the month of Ramadan we pray more, and we give more sadaqa in the month of Ramadan, we recite more Koran and we make more do we connect with Allah azza wa jal me strengthen and fortify our connection with Allah azza wa jal. But one of the things that we fall short on in the month of Ramadan and outside of the month of Ramadan is not so much our connection with Allah, but our connection with one another, our connection with those people around us our connection with the people who are close to us, and even those people who answer close to us in the month of Ramadan. Despite our prayers and
our fasts and our sada our recitation of the Quran and our da, you will find within a single family that our father doesn't talk to his son, a brother won't talk to his sister, a mother won't address our own daughter, family problems and feuds, relatives, they don't speak to one another, even in the month of Ramadan. The Prophet salaallah alayhi wa sallam was known to pardon and forgive, pardon and forgive not only outside of Ramadan, but especially in the month of Ramadan. There are two things that we need to focus in this month of Ramadan that will take benefit from from the life and the character of our Prophet sallallahu. Already he was sending them, and especially in these two
incidents that I just mentioned. The first of those is how we need to learn to forgive and pardon in the hopes that a larger version on the day that we stand before him and he holds us to account for all of the sins and all of the things that we have done in our lives in the hopes that Allah on the day will fall forgive us and show His mercy upon us as well. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his life, he taught us how to show pardon. He taught us how to forgive and forget. He showed us how to be merciful towards others and especially those people who are closest to you. The prophets Allah when he was setting them was instructed by Allah in the Quran. And Allah would say to him in
many verses, instructing him to be pardoning, to show forgiveness to forgive and forget Allah would say, Jose lafleur What more bill Murphy johannine show people your leniency, pardon them an order that which is good, and stay away from the ignorant and olara xojo would say to him in the Quran. For a parabolic taqwa that you should forgive and pardon. It is closer to taqwa. It is closer to being pious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam. On the day of the conquest of Makkah, were after many years, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had finally gained victory over the people of Makkah. All those years of oppression and tyranny, all
those years of killing and maiming the companions, taking from their wealth and attacking their honor trying to assassinate the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Finally, the Muslims have the upper hand, they enter into Makkah as conquerors and Victor's the conquest of Makkah. And so the leaders of Suraj they gathered by the Kaaba, they came to see the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam humbled, humiliated and disgraced, coming to seek forgiveness from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and they had attacked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam kill those people who are closest and dearest to him, attacked the Muslims for so many years, called so much evil in the
land. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them, what do you think that I will do to you
On this day, and so they responded, knowing the gentleness and the beauty of the character of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they said a whole Kareem webinar in Kareem, you are a generous brother, the son of our generous brother. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them is Hubble fun tomato, nah, go all of you are set free, all of them in a single moment, despite years of oppression and tyranny, freed for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this wasn't just specific to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam there wasn't just something which was in him alone. But it was something which he instilled within his companions, or of the Allah who I'm
home. and by extension, it should be instilled within each and every single one of us, especially in the month of Ramadan. When I show the Allah who our mother was slandered, and the hypocrite spread those rumors within within Medina, from amongst those people who took those rumors and spread them was a man by the name of Mr. And Mr. was one of the relatives of Abu Bakr of the Allah one. He's spreading these rumors about his own relative, and the daughter of his own relative, and Abubakar who do good to him. He was a poor man's Abubakar would give him money, and he would spend on him by morning and evening, and he would sort out his affairs financially. And so when after larsa Virgil
declared the innocence of our mother within the Quran, Abubakar of the Allah Wang he took an oath by Allah, that he will never again spend any money on this man, Mr. That's all that he did. didn't seek any revenge didn't try to do any harm to him. All he said was that I won't give him any more money. That was the revenge that was exactly why Abu Bakr radiallahu Yang, but Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran, he wanted Abubakar on the Allahu ang to have a better and higher and a more exalted character than this. So Allah azza wa jal said, What are you telling all only fogli min commissar and your two Adil corba one master kena one Maha gdnF he Sabine in the world.
Allah to hipbone and young female Allahu Allah calm. Do not let the people of generosity the people of God, do not let them stop providing and giving charity to those who are their relatives, and to the poor. And those people who migrated for the sake of Allah, well yeah, for one who rather let them pardon and forgive Allah to hipbone and your fear Allah who do not love that Allah should also forgive you in return. When Abu Bakar Allah who heard this verse, he began to cry, and he cried so profusely that his beard was dripping with his tears. And he said, Yes, by Allah, I want that Allah should forgive me. And so we expiated for the oath that he took, and he continued to spend upon Mr.
hora de Allah one. Abubakar on the Allah one learnt from the madrasa from the School of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, highlighting and emphasizing this point, while Calvary Nene and Hale while I Athena and the nurse will Lahu your hibel mercy in in from the people that Allah is most likely to shower His forgiveness upon and enter them into the highest ranks of Jana are those who suppress their anger and they pardon other people. And indeed Allah loves those who do good zainul RBD in rahima, hula hula Allah zainul RBD in the son of Hussein, the grandson of Valley, the great grandson of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
zainul harabedian had a servant who one day came to him holding some food. And as he was holding this food in his hand, he tripped, and the food spilt up on Zane Larabee Dean, his master, so fearing the wrath and anger of his masters in all RBD in rahima, hula husana, he began to recite this verse, those people that Allah will shower His forgiveness upon those people that Allah will enter into the highest ranks of Jannah. And so he said to zainul rb, then well Calvin in and this is how the companions and the scholars of Islam understood the Quran. This is how they immediately responded to the Quran. This was the level of the contemplation over the Quran. He said to him,
Well, Calvary mean, and Allah says that from the attributes of those people, is that they suppress their anger. So the NLRB then said to his servant, I've suppressed my anger from you. And then he continued to recite, and he said, Well, I find that I'm a nurse, and those people who pardon others, so they will IBD and Rahim Allah said, I forgiven and pardoned you. And then he completed the verse And he said, Well, Allah who you have seen in, Allah loves those who do good. So zainul I've been said, Go, I've set you free for the sake of Allah. A single moment. Here in the room, the recitation of a single verse of the Quran is enough for zainul RBD in rahima Allahu taala. This is how
the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam learned from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And this is how the scholars of Islam, by extension learned from the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and this is how we should learn in the month of Ramadan, to pardon and to forgive is from the attributes of Allah subhana wa Taala. And on the day of judgment when we stand in front of Allah, a day the length of which is 50,000 years, when Allah azza wa jal will decreed that the sun is only a miles distance from our heads. And sitting right here in this Masjid today, and those people who are sitting in the carpark outside me know how hot it is, how
stuffy it is, how difficult it is, that day The sun will only be a mile away, and the people will be drowning within their own sweat on that day. For those people who wish to attain the forgiveness of Allah, the pardon of Allah subhanho wa Taala then let them see and come closer to Allah azza wa jal using those same attributes that they wish Allah to display towards them and yarmulke Yama and that's why in the Torah with prayer in the western prayer one of the most common, most popular most famous two hours in the month of Ramadan that the man makes his Aloma in the car iPhone to hit Bullseye for fat for Omni, Oh Allah indeed you are the one who pardons and you love to pardon. So
pardon me for all of my sins. This is the DA that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught our Mother Earth shadow the alarm rang her when she said O Messenger of Allah to Allah can I make in the last 10 nights of Ramadan that will allow me to achieve salvation. This is the daughter that he taught her along in a careful one to hit ball alpha forany over lot indeed you are the one who pardons you love to pardon. So pardon me for all of my sins, from that which we learn from the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam and that which we need to apply and implement in the month of Ramadan is that it's not just about your personal connection with Allah. And it's not just about
forgiving and pardoning those people who in the dunya have transgressed against you, but it is also about me and you, stopping our own transgression, our own forms of oppression, all of the evil that we commit. It's amazing that in the month of Ramadan, people will pray and people will give sadaqa and people will recite or earn and make and do all of those other good deeds. But at the same time, they will continue to oppress people within their family, and they will continue to oppress those people that they come into contact with. In the month of Ramadan, people will still lie, and they will still cheat, and they will still deceive, and they will still backbite and spread rumors even
in the month of Ramadan. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us when it comes to lying, that he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as is narrated by Abdullah ibn Masuda radi Allahu wa Mallya Zod will do Yak them, wire to her Royal Academy had looked about in the law, he could gather, that a person will not continue to lie and seek to continue to lie, except that he will be recorded by Allah as one of the liars. And Allah azzawajal said about backbiting, are you hibou I had to come and yet coolala him, he may turn factory to do one of you love that he should eat the dead flesh of his own brother. It is something which is repugnant to you. But even in the month of Ramadan, we
will still lie and we will step back by it. We will spread rumors about people in the month of Ramadan, even though the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us that from the punishment in the grave for the people who spread rumors in the dunya is that a person will come with a hook and he will place it in the right side of that person's mouth, the person who is being punished and he will pull it with so much force and so much energy that he will tear his mouth until the back of his neck and then he will remove the hook and come to the other side. And he will place it inside the mouth and he will pull it with such energy and vigor and force that he will rip it until the back of
his neck and then he will come round to the right side again and he will find that Allah has healed the right side of his mouth. So he will repeat the process on the right and the left and he will continue to do this until your multi Yama simply because of a rumor that was spread that was untrue. Those people who even in the month of Ramadan, despite worshipping Allah, they continue to deal with the river continue to deal with interest and with usually, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that from the punishment of those people in the grave, is that Allah azza wa jal will cause them to be cast in the middle of a river of blood. And on the banks of the river, they will see a
man and this man will hold pebbles within his hand. So this person who is about to drown in the middle of the river of blood will swim and he will Wade his way through to the banks of the river, where as he approaches the bank of the river
A man with a pebble standing on the shore will throw a pebble at him and he will be cast back in the middle. And he will continue to do this process over and over again until your multi hammer. And that's why our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us that from the worst of things that a person can perform at any time of the year, but especially in the month of Ramadan is oppression. And by oppression, I don't just mean what we see on our television screens in Syria. But oppression as scholars of Islam say, is when anyone does anything in which they play something not in its proper place. When you do something and you fall short of the responsibilities that are upon you, or
you go overboard and you transgress against others. That is oppression in Islam. The Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, ma'am in them been urged to ruin your agenda Allah Holy sahibi Hindu Butterfield dunya mera Maya Duffield, Allah Hoefler Hera, mineral Buffy you will revoke there are no sins that Allah azza wa jal is more likely to hasten their punishment to in this dunya as long as well as with that which Allah has waiting for them in the next life than oppression and being disrespectful to one's parents. These two things and that's why the prophets Allah Allah your Salaam told us that from those people who will enter the fire a normal Yama is a woman who had a cat which
he imprison, she will neither feed the cat nor would she allow the cat to go out and fend for itself. Allah azza wa jal will punish her on the day of your monthly ama. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, the month of Ramadan is not just simply about our connection with Allah alone, but it is also about our connection with those who are around us, those people that surround us those people who over the past for some reason, one reason or another, our relationship with them has severed, that relationship is no longer intact. There is no better time for you to forgive, and for you to seek forgiveness for you to pardon and you to seek someone else's pardon for you to stop
oppressing others and ask others to stop oppressing you than the month of Ramadan. This is what the month of Ramadan is about, that you reconnect with those people that you ask Allah azzawajal to forgive you. And one of those ways that you seek almost forgiveness is by repairing the wrongs that you have done to other people. barakallahu li walakum Ronnie was sooner when a fair aneema Jacobi Murphy him a middle area to Apollo matters Maroon was top federal law. How do you welcome what is Germany misdemeanor minimalism in first off you're all in the hula hula right
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sallallahu wasallam Allah Baraka and he were an early he was suffering he was one he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira It is reported in the monitor mahatama Ronnie with a chain of narration that the scholars have differed over its authenticity, that it is actually beauty that our profits in the long run are they he was selling them said they were we in or in the law, he thalassa Naranjo mukaiyama. The records that will be placed in front of Allah will be of three kinds, a record that Allah azza wa jal will never ever forgive. And that is shipped below those people who worship other than Allah, Who even in the month of Ramadan, despite worshiping Allah, they will continue to make
sure they will make dua to other than Allah, and they will sacrifice to other than Allah and they will take oaths and vows by other than Allah subhanho wa Taala, even in the month of Ramadan, that is a record and a type of action that Allah will never forgive a ship. Billa heater Allah. The second type of record the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, is that type of record that Allah will most likely forgive. And those are the sins that are committed between you and Allah alone. Because Allah subhanho wa Taala, as we just mentioned, is of a form or Rahim wa Forgiving, the Most Merciful, and he is full well Kareem The one who pardons the most generous
subhanho wa Taala. So if you send but you think God of Allah, and you repent to him and you seek His forgiveness, then in sha Allah by the permission of Allah, Allah will forgive you. And the third type of record is the record that Allah will definitely hold you to account for Allah will definitely exact revenge for it. And that is the oppression that is committed amongst the people. The wrongs that you commit, not to the snuff to Allah alone, but you have someone else in the middle
When you lie against someone, and you backbite against someone, and you spread rumors about someone and you attack someone's honor, and you cheat them and you deceive them, and you oppress them in whichever way shape or form with that person close to you, within your family, your parents, your spouse, your children, or be the further away from you in terms of relationship, those types of sins, Allah does not forgive, because they are not just a loss right that you have a fringed upon, but you have also infringed upon the rights of others. And so they too have a right to exact revenge. And that will be a day or normal per Yama, where people will not be in a forgiving mood, no
one will be in the in the in the mood to forgive and pardon and forget on your moral piano. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, that whosoever has committed any form of oppression, and then let them seek forgiveness in this life, before they come upon a day in which that is no debtor, ham, no D Now, on the day of judgment, you can't buy your freedom. On the day of judgment, you can't give anyone money in order for them to drop their claim against you in front of Allah. But on the day, they will only be one currency that people will be interested in. And that is your good deeds. This month of Ramadan when you fast and you pray and you give sadaqa and you recite
or and and make to our it would be a shame, if on Yom Okayama all of those good deeds went to other people because of the oppression that we committed safe all those good deeds in your in this month of Ramadan, seek forgiveness from others, pardon people in the hopes that Allah will pardon you. And my dear brothers and sisters in Islam I conclude upon also very important point. And that is that in the month of Ramadan, we should also remember our brothers and sisters, the world over, whether we're in Egypt or in Syria or Pakistan, or wherever they may be in the world, Afghanistan, Palestine, all of those countries. This is a time when we remember our brothers and sisters, and we
make dua for them and we ask Allah Subhana Allah, that he makes easy for them their affairs, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala grants them West pride for them from the tyranny and oppression that they're facing, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala that kills those who are ill from amongst them, and that a lot of zildjian shows His mercy upon those who have died from amongst them. My dear brothers and sisters in Islam Ramadan is an opportunity of a lifetime, where you seek forgiveness not only from Allah, but from those other people that you have long as well as Allah subhanho wa Taala that he shows his forgiveness upon us, and that Allah subhanho wa Taala allows us and branch's ability to
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