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Why is tawbah so important? Why do we need it every day of our lives? Why did the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam seek it every day? In this khutbah, we learn about the reality of repentance and how to transition away from our sins and mistakes to a life that is pleasing to Allah.
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de Quito Allahu taala hi Ron howdy howdy Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Shalom, to have the 13 be de
la Latina. All praise and glory belongs to Allah, the Most High, the Most Merciful, we thank him and we seek His help and assistance and protection from the evil of ourselves in the sins that we commit. Indeed, who serve Allah guides, no one can lead astray and who serve Allah leads astray no one can guide and I've ever witnessed that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was his prophet and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah. And the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the words of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bit
every bit is misguidance and every misguidance would be in Hellfire, about
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in the howdy
all the children of Adam, are sinners.
And the prophet in that Hadith announces a reality about all of humanity without exception,
that we are all prone to making and committing mistakes.
And praise that he has used means frequently committers have mistakes.
That's the reality of all the children of Adam and Eve he said.
But the story does not end there. Because he also says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Ohio hopper in a terrible
and the best of sinners
are those who repent.
Those who repent frequently as these sin frequently
and today's hope by is about the importance of repentance in our lives.
An idea or concept of practice that we do not fully understand.
Do not fully rely on
if we know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam as they say about him and as he says about himself
Couldn't do the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He says we used to count the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one sitting.
He would say what a business early yeah Allah forgive me. What too badly grant me repentance, meaning the ability to repent and the acceptance of that repentance
in the client that the word Rahim You're the one who accepts repentance, and you are the one who's merciful, and he is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
When you understand that you understand that soba is not a luxury. Toba is not reserved for those sinners out there. But telophase in this society for every Muslim and woman in fact every day of their lives a loss of Hannah Montana makes us an obligation on us
what to do he lied to me on a woman on the phone who had
a loss of Hannah data in order for you to be successful. Yeah, you holiday Nana boo boo Illa he told
he says all you have
all you who have email and that is
your email should call you to the following. To buoy the lights over to Masuda
repent to Allah subhana wa tada you repentance that is pure and sincere for his sake,
seeking his approval.
Fulfilling the conditions of repentance, so that Allah subhana wa Taala can forgive your sins and admits you into Jenna.
When we understand the meaning of Toba and see the practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. You'll understand why we need it. What does it mean to repent? What is the word tilba means?
Toby's to come back. Tabitha is to come back
to come back to Rome to come back to a loss of Hannah, what's the meaning of Toba? When you're saying Toba, repenting to your ally one Toba fulfilling we're committing this Toba to you means your law I'm coming back to you.
Which makes us understand that every sin every mistake is a straying away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. We're supposed to be on this single path. That takes us where to Jenna takes us to a loss of Hannah, what
is the veering off this path is the distance between us and our path
is missing the directions and the destinations and losing our way. That's what every single sin is. And when you decide when you figure out and realize that you're lost, that you're not on that way, and you need to come back. That is Toba
to come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala on his path that is Toba.
And if you know
that we view
Subhana Allah frequently every day
as the Prophet sallallahu wasallam every single child of Adam,
we lose our way every day. You understand that we need to come back every day. That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said
to woo Illa he was
in year two who will live in
Morocco Morocco. He says repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeks forgiveness because I come back to Allah subhana wa tada and ask for forgiveness more than 70 times each day.
Why? And he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is so close to Allah. Why?
Because the closer you are to Allah subhanho wa Taala The more that you realize the gravity of his right upon you
how difficult it is to consume your duties towards Allah subhanho wa Taala because when your mind craves that you need Toba from it. Every single thought that might enter my mind and it's a simple thought requires a Toba every single occurrence of mine. That is not for Allah that angers Allah requires Toba. Every single act every single gland requires Koba and if you are like him sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if your heart is so close to Allah
We turn your heart looks. Another way is attracted to something else is socata law right? pulled by the dounia. That also requires Toba, right also requires a redirection from your heart so that it goes back to Allah subhana wa Tada. So you catch your heart at that moment before it goes into the bosom of the junior and you say,
Allah forgive me, I want to go back to you and ally accepts your repentance and takes you back and your heart stays alive and well and healthy.
What is the reason
that we use so many reminders not only every Friday?
So many reminders and study circles, so many reminders and Holocaust when we somehow go online and listen to something when we hear the Quran? What is the reason that they do not affect us as they affected the Sahaba of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and they were humans, and we're human. What is the difference between the two? The difference is the difference of asking a lot of giveness and Toba.
Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is admirable Abdullah
when a person commits a sin,
it will leave a black mark on his heart on his or her heart.
It deposits this black mark.
he repents. And if he asks a loss of Hannah,
for forgiveness for the thing that he has done, the hardest cleanse, the heart is purified. The heart is clean and pure. But if not, it will continue to accumulate and until it overcomes the entire heart and cover it with this shell. And then the reminders of Allah subhana wa Taala do not penetrate, do not affect their heart Do not move their heart. Why is it that we do not listen on our move? Because we can we commit a sin we don't repent? We don't ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah for forgiveness, and that sin becomes a habit. And that habit leads to another sinful habits and so on and so on. So the heart
is suffering under mountains of sin. How can it listen to the Quran? How can it listen to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam How can it move you move any reminder of the need to cleanse your heart.
So we need to follow the sin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and one of these sinners is to ask Allah frequently for Toba as Allah subhanho wa Taala frequently to forgive you. Until the by the way for it to be a sincere and an actual tilbyr must fulfill some conditions for it to be meaningful. It's not simply saying with your tongue stuck for a lot then you forget about it. It's not saying I regret this and then you just forget about it. Till based for you to first of all, stop this thing that you're doing.
A person who says I asked a lot of forgiveness. I repent to Allah while continuing that sin is mocking it is mocking the entire concept does not understand what it means to go back to Allah does not understand what the Kobe even linguistically means. He has to start that skin and he has to regret what he has done and there is no Toba without progress. In fact, the prophets of Allah Allah He will send them to emphasize that he says October to
Toba is regret it is built upon regret, that I'm sad
that I am angry
that I have committed this thing that has taken me away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And I also the third condition resolved not to go back to it. Those conditions are the conditions of Toba stop, regret and be sorry that you have done it. And resolved that you're not again go back to the things that anger Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that is a Toba that Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts even as a person later on, becomes weak.
And I'm mentioning this so that we are not disheartened by the fact that we are sometimes weak. Sometimes we may frequent a particular sin.
Do not be disheartened by that. As long as you're always coming back to a loss of Hannover, what's authentic hadith?
It says that when a person commits a sin
and he and he says Allah homophily Allah forgive me.
Allah subhana wa Taala says for the early Mandela who
He says He knows that he has a Europe. He owns back to me he knows that he has robbed who forgives us said
So hello, I have forgiven his sin, then from asaba Menaka when he commits another sin
and he says the same thing, and Allah subhanho wa Taala says and receives them in the same way, yes, I will forgive you, because you know that I can forgive sins.
And then the third sin and he says the same thing and that time of loss of power to Allah says what he says, he knows that he has to forgive sins, do whatever you want, I have forgiven you.
It does not mean that a loss of hands on with Allah is giving him free license to do whatever he wants. But a lot of knows that this person
whatever he does, that angers Allah Subhana, WA tada does not persist does not continue.
But frequently and often and always comes back to a loss of hands of Allah seeking forgiveness. And return sincerely with the intent that I'm not going back to it. If he is weak later, that is another matter. But at that moment,
if you were to ask him sincerely, will you go back to that sin? He says, No, never. Do you regret what you have done? Yes, sure.
And there is this thing that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives no matter what this person will do, as long as he goes back to a loss of pan of water.
And that's why tapanuli moutain he has said, he said, You have to always,
always ask a lot of forgiveness and repent and never leave this repentance even if you go back to the same sin 100 times a day,
which is an exaggeration. But he says, even if you're going to go back to the same sin 100 times a day, that's the level of your weakness.
You should never leave repentance and consider that this is my habit. This is why some of us do this.
We take that sin to become our
This is my habit. This is my life. And we stop asking for forgiveness and repentance. And that is a disease This is dangerous.
Because you're never gonna quit.
He never gonna come back to our last panel talented, I regret this. Yeah, Allah forgive this. That's part of your life now. And when it's part of your life, you're not going to leave it. And it will lead to Greenwich things and so on and so on. He says, No time the chiffon defeats you, you have a protector, go back to your protector, go back to the one who forgives the sins and ask Him to forgive you.
And the chiffon made this promise to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah made a promise back to him. The chiffon said, as long as I'm alive and they're alive, I will continue to mislead them.
And Allah made him a promise. And he said, as long as they were asking me to perform forgiveness, I'll continue to forgive them. And that's the battle between the shaytaan and us.
You have an I have to rush towards repentance. And the closer you are to Allah subhanho wa Taala The more that you will feel its necessity. I tell God what he will be either deal and
he says don't wait you really to understand it is an obligation and come with honest, as many times as we breathe.
Why as many times as we breathe, because we continuously need to be coming closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. And the one word, that proximity
that joy of being with Allah subhanho wa Taala and he is just distracted by only nothing in talking about but distracted by Helen only will feel a distance between his heart and Allah subhana wa tada and will view like Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will view that as a distance that needs to be bridged.
So he rushes back to Allah Subhana. Allah I had to, I was occupied with some of my heart to be occupied with it, but I cannot stand the fact that there's distance between me in New York and me. So going back, forgive me for the time that I spent away from you. Forgive me for the thoughts that were away from you. Forgive me four things that I said that would not for your sake, and take me back to Europe and Ireland, and so on, and so on and so on.
Yes, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had said that we're all sinners. But he said that there is a way out of it. And this way that is out of it is available to every single one of us, as long as we're aligned
amongst the panel,
when he explains in the Koran
he explains that a loss of Hannah was
in the matobo to Allah Isla de una
He says Allah Subhana Allah says that he accepts the repentance of those who commit since be Johanna, they're ignorant and every person who
commits a sin is ignorant when he commits it, and then they repent soon after, soon after, and the sooner that you repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala, the better and the lower repentance is open until
death, the moment of death. Because Allah says, what I said to Cobo to Lavina Amanullah say
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Toba is not there for those who commit sins, and they're thinking to themselves, right they're thinking to themselves, I have plenty of time.
I have plenty of I don't need to worry about and thinking about these things.
In the time of death arrives, he says I now will repent says that's not the time of repentance as a loss of Hannover Dionysus.
So you do not know and I do not know when Allah will take our lives.
And in fact,
you do not know at that moment if Allah and if your heart will enable you to repent. How many stories have we heard, and in fact, more stories that we read, of people that they went to at the moment of death and they told them
ask Allah for forgiveness. C'est la ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah, and they couldn't, they couldn't.
This person was worried about his lands, too. He's talking about his land. This person was worried about his bank accounts. And he was talking about his bank accounts. This person was worried about other people in his family, and he's talking about them, there was no place for La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasulillah in their life in their heart. So when it comes the moment of death, you will remember the thing that is important to you. So they talked about that, and not about the Shahada.
So it's a long story, Rasul Allah is important to you right now, then it is likely that you're going to say it before you die. But if it's not, then not likely, that's going to be the case.
And if you want it to be important, you have to create space for it in your heart, and you have to move what angles a lot from it. And the way to do this is to go through the path of Toba and ask Allah subhana wa tada in it We ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us of those who seek this job and to accept this from us of who holy hell, there was a lot he would have confessed
hamdulillah hamdulillah even water can see you or suddenly will send him to leave while he was happy.
Toba is the process
to bass continuous and it doesn't stop. Especially when we deal with the memories of where we were in the past. And the mistakes that we have done, took place the transition from a habit to another habit from a lifestyle to another lifestyle from a company in a place to another company and place. Toba needs to be sustained and fueled and refueled.
So when we commit a sin, the most important thing is to realize who did I commit this sin against? It's against Allah subhanho wa Taala. So realize the gravity of that mistake and begin this process of transition from what and was a lot to it or whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala.
resolved not to go back to it. Stop that simple deed, but also comes the fact of replacing, compensating for the bad things that we have done to the cause that you pray for our last panel what Allah for Allah will accept your repentance immediately after every sin will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala
that you will ask Allah subhanaw taala helped me not to go back to this sin, strengthen my heart, strengthen my Eman guide me
will help you on the path of Toba compensating with various acts of good deeds for that mistake that you have done giving readings. This is all part of the discipline of the self. And the distance that you want to create between you and that.
frequenting the messages,
as we said
is all relies on circumstances relies on the surroundings that you have. So you also have the distance or have Toba from the bad company that you have from the places that promote evil and call you to it and that is the thing that is calling you to so tilbyr also involves this migration, this hedra from what angers a lot to the loss of Hana data.
If it is people, then you have to leave them for your Toba to be
plate and sustain, if it is certain places that you have to leave it, if it is things that you watch things that you listen to people that you're around, whatever it is that is bringing you closer to the anchor Allah and to jahannam you have to leave that and transition to do something better. And you will not be able to sustain your Toba at the same thing that is influencing you, and damaging your life is still in your life. So since your tilba, if it's regret, I regret being with you, and I regret being in this place. And I regret listening to this thing or watching that thing and move away from it, if you want to actually survive it.
And for a lot to protect you from it.
There are also memories,
these memories of the mistakes that we have done will always stay with us and the shaytan will come to take advantage of these memories.
The shutdown may come at times and tell you you're not good. You're not a good Muslim. are you actually going to stop doing all these things and start going to the masjid and reading the Koran putting on the hijab etc etc. And actually, you know, this person here is played the Orbis, playboy, playgirl, whatever it is, that's who you are, you are that sin, and you have to defeat this whisper of the shaitaan and say no, a loss of Hannah what Allah did not create me through this. And it's prophets of Allah audio sent him did not say that about me, these are your lies about me. But I'm not this person. I'm not this person who angers a lot. I'm the person who can change to please Allah
subhanho wa Taala. And there's nothing Subhana Allah, nothing that can stop you. If Allah is with you.
These memories, that sad memories or other mistakes that you have done, and they start depressing you. If they are demoralizing memories, then you have to stop and you have to say to yourself, especially when the shutdown comes to you and he says, Allah will never forgive you.
You have done so much bad in the past. In unforgiveable. You've had so many people unforgivable, you have to come and say, No, Allah Subhana Allah says he accepts repentance. And I will do whatever I can. This is how you change. That sad memory that mistaken to something that is positive.
Don't let it haunt you use it, to come close to a loss of data whenever you remember something bad that you have done, and you feel bad about it. And we should feel bad about it. Don't stop with
that feeling. Don't know the trap you. But take it and do something very positive with it. Go and stand up and pray. And you say as long as I'm going to remember this sin, I'm going to ask you a lot more forgiveness for it. I'll repent for it, I'll keep donating. So there are a lot we could give it. I will keep praying to the Lord forgive it.
Take every mistake that you have done and I have done in the past and turn it into something that will bring you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the way that you deal with that memory and that is the way to deal with the chiffon and his whispers.
And you will find Subhana Allah, that Allah could have blessed you. Allah could have blessed you buy that mistake, because you can use that mistake of the past especially when you feel arrogant.
Oh, I am this person right now. On this one before worshiper right now, take these mistakes that you have done in the past and put them right in front of you and say you are a week worshipper of Allah subhana wa tada a week a slave of a loss of panels and
you have done so much bad in the past.
And if Allah does not protect you, you can go back and be that person. So those bad things of the past can come always to remind you that you need to be humble before Allah subhanho wa Taala and humble before his servants. So they protect you from arrogance. And they propel you to do greater goods. As long as you are you remember them as long as they are in your mind that the chiffon may be trying to use them against you use them against him.
transition as we said,
and this is really who you are because Allah subhana wa tada did not create you for disobedience. Allah did not create you to go to jahannam. Allah created you to obey Him and to go to Jenna, to be the person that Allah wants you to be. And this person is a person who is obedient to Allah, and who's an enemy to the sheep.
And a person who is strong enough,
strong enough by the assistance of Allah subhanho wa Taala to look at the bad things and the bad habits in his in her life and say, I can defeat this.
I am better than this. I am not the prisoner of the shutdown or the prisoner of my habit, people before me and now and in the future, we're able to conquer this
And beyond the law, if you really trust a law, you can conquer it.
So concrete and ask the law for assistance. And the beginning of this is that feeling that I'm doing something wrong let me stop and if you have that feeling, I want you to know that Allah subhanho wa Taala has already wanted the best or wants the best for you because to adjust to have that feeling of Toba, it means that our last panel that is guiding you to that path, a lot does not lead you to tell but until before that, before he even had the thought he wanted to accept your repentance. So if Allah had put the thought of repentance in your heart right now, or whenever they know that Allah is guiding you towards that path, you just have to walk it and other law will accept it from you,
you just need to fulfill it. And always remain hopeful that Allah is going to accept your repentance, and always as a balance to be or be fearful. Maybe perhaps, I did not fulfill all of its conditions. Let me do more. Let it be better, let it be more and more sincere so there are lots of Hana data will indeed accepted from me. And that's the life of a Muslim. It's between hope and fear until you reach the final destination and you enter the gender of Allah. Allah subhana wa tada but Allah me Allah, make us of those who frequently repent to Allah make us of those who frequently repent to you and ask for your forgiveness and always come back to your beloved me. Allah we asked
you for heaven, and everything that brings us near to it, and we seek your protection from Hellfire and everything that brings us close to it. And we asked you for the best that your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had asked you for and we seek your protection from the evil that your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had sought your protection from? Allah we asked you to purify our hearts and cleanse them from all sin and should be done hypocrisy out of Bellamy yellow we asked you to cleanse our lives from all sin and makes us of those who frequently come back to you. Your lawmakers of those who call for your sake make use of all who spread Islam make us those who are
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