9 Ways in Which Your Sins Affect You!
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of the effects of sin and the evils of sin the first that he mentioned he says is Hello Madeline is that a person be prevented from knowledge that a person be prevented from knowledge? Because he says knowledge is a light that Allah has diligent casts into a person's heart. Many times we think knowledge is just memorizing a lot. If I read a lot of books and I memorize a lot of information, then that's what knowledge is, but knowledge is really a light that Allah azza wa jal casts into the heart of his believing slaves that illuminates for them that which confuses other people. It is something that gives them insight at a time when people have no site, Imam Malik to this effect.
When Imam Shafi came and approached him American Imam Shafi was much younger than Imam Malik my mother passed away in one seven unite and Imam Shafi passed away in 204. But nonetheless, Imam Imam Malik notices the uncanny intelligence and the brilliance of this young man. And so he says to him, in near Allah but Allah Allah Kanika neuron, he says, I see that Allah azza wa jal has cast in your heart, a light, so do not dark in that light belittlement in Massiah, do not darken it with the darkness of sin. And so protecting the light that we have that insight that inner light that illuminates us, we have to guard our sins, we have to guard our sins and hence also Imam Shafi
codified in famous poetry. Imam Shafi was known as being someone who had photographic memory and he would memorize pages even as he would look at them. And so the story goes that he had been walking in the streets and he happened to see a woman's ankle uncovered by the wind just happened to see and glance at an ankle.
And then he noticed that his memory had gotten weak.
So now you understand why we can't memorize anything. We go outside and we forget to do so with the Quran. As soon as we step outside the mama shelter he sees an ankle and he has his but also it shows you the sensitivity of the Imam that he recognizes just the slightest difference in his capacity. And so your mama shall have any complaints to his teacher wiki and he says he codified this in verse he says shall go to the law Okay, so hopefully if I shed any light sarcoma honestly, he said, I complained to a kid about how bad my memory was, and he guided me to the leaving of since and he told me that this is more on hola he lyoto the Aussie and the light of Allah azza wa jal is not
given to a sinner. And so the first effect of sin is the loss of knowledge. That's number one. Number two, he says n of it is that a person miss out on the wrist, miss out of their provision.
There's a beautiful Hadith in which the prophets of Allah do send them he says in the rowhill Kudos Natha Pharaoh in the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that the Holy Spirit cast into my essence, that no soul shall pass until it has completed its risk. And it's urgent. Not none of us will check out of this earth until we've completed two things. We've gotten all of the risk, but that's new to us at risk is a more expansive term than simply money. It's not just how much money you're going to make. It's everything that Allah azza wa jal will provide you and your idea and your lifespan, you are going to get what was written for you, you're not going to miss out on any of it. So then what
are you required to do what is the Prophetic instruction, the prophets of Allah Allah has sent him says for Tapachula what he middle fifth bullet, he says that have Taqwa of Allah and seek all of that out beautifully. And do not let the delay of your risk make you seek it out in what Allah azza wa jal has prohibited for about in the law Hila United because what is with Allah azza wa jal cannot be acquired except through his obedience. And so the second effect of sin is that a person be prevented from the risk. The third is, a person has a distance that they then feel, a strangeness that they feel with Allah azza wa jal, they no longer are comforted by being in the presence of
Allah azza wa jal, they don't feel that sweetness in their prayer anymore. They're committing sins, and every time they commit sins, they feel more distant, they feel that they are uncomfortable, they're listening to the Quran, and they can listen to music for hours and hours and hours on end and it is pleasure after pleasure. And then you turn on the Quran in the car and they're like, can we just talk for a second?
We just have a conversation. They can't find the ability it's like, it's like when a person's dragging their nails on a chalkboard. Some people cannot listen to the Quran well what has distanced you, from Allah as though just so much there's a beautiful question, that if you ever find yourself distance from Allah, then ask yourself the question Which one have you moved? Because we only go distance from Allah if you take a step towards Allah, He takes multiple towards you if you hasten to Allah Allah races towards you. And so, a person of the effects of sin is that a person feels distanced from Allah zodion and the fourth is that a person feels distance not from Allah Azza
You're only bought from the righteous. Sometimes I feel like the righteous are too righteous for my heart. So I avoid them like I avoid the devils in the dark. But those that sit all day without even a spark of luck were equally painful to an aching heart. So who can I be friend in the end? It's a lonely paradox. At times, it's better to be alone hearing the ticking of the clock, but the sheet that travels alone is in danger of the fox. So we pray for safe passage knowing of the danger in which you walk, that a person feels distant from the people and also that they noticed that the people are distant from them, of delighting him as he says Ella and Annika pollun more meaningful
interaction. Beware that the hearts of the believers curse you hate you while you are unaware that people said well how could that be? He said WB mahadi. Milla for you will Allah Who? Meaning he says you commit that which Allah azza wa jal has prohibited in seclusion. And so Allah azza wa jal casts a version towards you in the hearts of the believers. There are some people that you meet, and everybody just loves them. You just love that person, you have no idea, right? Allah has just written this caboodle for that person in your heart.
And that inshallah is an indication of that person's being loved by Allah azza wa jal and and loved by God and loved by the angels. And there are some people who just you just don't like them.
And even though they talk beautifully, and even though they, they do all of these things, all of those checkmarks are there, you find that the people just aren't responding to you, then one of the things is not necessarily the case. But one of the things that a person has to do is make sure that their relationship with Allah has diligent is strong, that your number one audience is always Allah, your number one, the one who you make sure that you are always pleasing as Allah azza wa jal, and also of the effects of sins and this is number five is that things become difficult for you. Because Allah azza wa jal says that whoever figures him, I love him and I'm gonna use Allah that Allah azza
wa jal will make their affairs easy. And so if a person
does not fear Allah azza wa jal, what is understood is that that person will not have their affairs facilitated, that that person will not have everything made easy for them. And so of the effects of sin is that you find doors closed, where they should have been opened, or you would have hoped that they'd be opened. You know the prophets of Allah they send them tells us the story of the man. In the hadith of Orion or the prophets Allah might listen and tells us of a man who had been traveling.
And he was S has everybody and will do your day he had a summer y'all up y'all up. This man was dusty and disheveled and broken. And he was extending his hands towards the sky and he was saying, y'all love y'all. Now this is a person who's there I should have been accepted. They are a traveler, and their heart is broken. They are completely connected to Allah. They have no hope in anything else in that moment. They are dusty and they're disheveled and they're calling upon Allah by His attributes of being the facilitator and the maintainer and the Lord. But the prophets of Allah and Islam says
food was Haram is drink was Haram is closer how? nourished by how nice the job Allah? How can this person's not be accepted?
Isn't that all of the effects of sins? And so
of the effects of sins is that affairs become difficult for you also
number six is that allows you to heal cultural pattern that Massey sins weaken a person's ability, their hearts, and their bodies, their physical bodies, you know, a beautiful story is I've never thought about the Allahu Anhu with faulty model the Alana and I got all the ALLAH and he was telling Fatima that you know, they were both faulty and had been grinding barley until her her hands we had become calloused. And I didn't know we thought him had been carrying water until his his back hurt him. And so he told them they're having a conversation amongst themselves and ideology Allah and who says to falter, he says, the prophets of Allah they are seldom had been given. Some servants go and
ask the Prophet sallallahu to send him for a servant and we all know who fought the model. The Alana is tourists will Allah Allah, Allah, Allah is Allah, she's daddy's little girl. And he goes to she goes to the province of Elijah Sydenham, and the Prophet sallallaahu, Selim would sit stand up, and he would sit her where he was seated some Elijah and send them and yet, Fatima is asking the Prophet sallallahu to set it up for a servant and he says to her, No, I'm not going to give you a servant that leave I know so far, that's not going to happen. I'm not going to give you a resource, even though you are my daughter that I cannot provide to every citizen of the Muslim state. And she goes
back home. And I let all the Allahu Anhu continues. And he says that the they came, the prophets of Allah is setting them and treated entrance, sought permission. And he stood in between them as they were laying down and he felt the coldness of his feet. And then he said to them, Shall I not tell you what is better for you than a servant that every night before you go to sleep that you say subhanallah 33 times and Hamdulillah 33 times Allah but 34 times that is better for you than a servant. Well, what's the relationship between this and that their requests?
And the private cellulitis atoms prescription that they extend, they extracted from that, that the nickel of Allah as though just strengthens the body. Then the Dhikr of Allah actually strengthens the body and we have a brother in in New York this brothers called giants and he for started a group called the bartenders, bartenders pull up bars, not the bars. But if you look them up on YouTube, you'll find that these guys mashallah are monsters, they do things that I thought I was the only one who could do Subhan Allah, but this brother is literally a giant Mashallah. And, you know, he's an older brother, but he's just he looks like he was carved out of a mountain mashallah robotic Allah,
and he was to be took him out to the playground, and he was showing all of the kids in the masjid, all of these different pull ups that he does. And he said to them, young brothers,
you know how I can do all of these things.
And they're all amazed at what he can do. He said, Every time I go up, I say, Allahu Akbar, I say, SubhanAllah. I said, Hamdulillah. That's how I'm able to do all of these things. The remembrance of Allah strengthens the body, sins, weaken the body. And so the ignorant am comments. And he says, you know, when the Muslim woman expanded all of this expansion that they did, why did they expand like that? When you look at what they were able to do to Persia and Rome, it was because not because of the strength of their ability or their resources, it was the strength of their hearts, they had heart and their hearts were not weakened by their sins. And there's so much to be said about that.
I'm gonna even Cataldo the lion who wrote letters to his generals, and he said, that you are given support by Allah azza wa jal, because of the fact that you don't sin, and you're the army that you are opposing since if you become equal in your sins, then whoever has the better material is going to win.
And so sins stop a person's strength, and they weaken the person's body and they weaken the person's heart.
Also of the harm of sins, is that of the weaknesses of sins is that it shortens a person's lifespan. It shortens a person's lifespan, well, how does it shorten a person's lifespan? Even though you mentioned a number of different ways, he said, some of the scholars they said that assurance a person's lifespan, meaning that it extracts the blessing from a person's life. And so you find that a person lives 70 or 80 years and they haven't accomplished anything. They haven't done anything. Nothing that they does has anything, any Baraka that will make it extend or grow beyond it. None of their projects grow into fruition nothing that they do outlast them, and you look at someone like
him and Noah Imola, who lived decades shorter than many people who died in his late 30s Or maybe early 40s. Nonetheless, this man was able in that short time to fill the world with knowledge, and a tabula was written for his work that and by the way, I'll give you a secret of Imam and knowing something that I noticed I don't know if it's public knowledge or anything, but I'll share with you something that I noticed about your mum in no way because we're talking about sins you'll find that at the end of all of his books, the last chapter and the last Hadith will always be about his default. Just beautiful. The last Hadith in the 40 hadith is the hadith of illness of nomadic yeah,
by the way, he says yeah, even Adam in the coma that alternate ology alternate refers to Allah Allah Makana, Minco, Allah Almighty, you'll find that the last chapter in Rio de Sol is this the father you'll find that in his book and let's go to the last chapter as it is to follow as if he is offering what he is offering to Allah azza wa jal, and he is seeking Allah's forgiveness for whatever shortcomings are going to be in this effort that he provides. And so seeking forgiveness and removing the ill effects of sins that takes the blood, the baraka out of a person's life.
But also it could actually shorten a person's life,
from the extent or to the extent that a person is considered to be alive in their moments with Allah azza wa jal.
That is the moment where you are a life and your moments of heedlessness are not truly life. You are not really living and so the more a person is, he lists the shorter that person's life is and the more they are remembering Allah azza wa jal, that is what is true life. Also, of the effects of sins is that sins lead to one another. Sins lead to one another of the noble Ha ha, they say that sins have sisters, okay, that doesn't work. sins, follow one another. So since half sisters and you'll find that one of the sins that is most commonly paired with every other sin, with every other sin is the sin of boy, lying, lying, why is lying the sin that comes with everything because it's the cloak
of every other sin? And so the Prophet SAW Allah they are sending them when he wants to rectify a person he says to them, he says, What Yeah, can will Kevin, be aware of lying, because lying leads to hoodoo, and voodoo leads to the hellfire. So if you want to correct anybody's actions, then tell them to follow truthfulness and truthfulness will lead to righteousness and righteousness will leads to paradise and tell them to avoid lying and lying leads to transgression and transgression leads to all evil, and it leads to the hellfire. And so God with numerical GILLA on him, when he committed one sin, which is he stayed away from the campaign of taboo, that's a sin. He stayed away from it.
God made me mad because of the pressure that came with that sin entertained
A another sin that I do not believe he ever entertained in his entire life. Not only did he never entertain that sin, you and I would have never entertained that sin. We do not imagine that any one of us if we were practicing Muslims, we lived our entire lives loving Rasulullah sallallahu. They said, No, you cannot imagine yourself ever entertaining the notion of walking up to the province of Elijah send them in line to his face. But God Almighty began to entertain that idea. When did he begin to entertain the idea when he realized that he had missed the entire campaign? And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was now turning back returning to Medina and he was going to have to stand in
front of him and answer to why he did not go out. And he said, I began to think about what I was going to say. And I was thinking about what excuse I could propose to the prophets of Allah they send them and right before the province of Allah send them arrived, all of those ideas vanished from my mind because Allah azza wa jal gave him to the bath because Allah azza wa jal recognized or knew his truthfulness from before he was not one of them were not filthy and he was someone who is sincere. And so Allah azza wa jal gave him steadfastness in his moments of self doubt, or in his moments of crisis. But the point here is that sins lead to one another do never, never think that
you will just commit one sin and you will be okay after that. It doesn't work like that. And I guess I'll conclude and Charlotte to add, and I'll conclude with the last one, and that is that since are a source of insignificance in the sight of Allah azza wa jal,
I would bet that when the Muslims conquered Cyprus, and it was a day of great victory.
The Muslims saw with that, that crying, and so they asked him, they said, Why are you crying on a day, when Allah azza wa jal has given victory to the Muslims? And I would doubt it that said, how insignificant is the creation in the sight of Allah, if they disobey his command. He's looking at this community, this country, this land, this these people, how powerful they were. And he did here they were being conquered by the Muslims, because of their disobedience to Allah Azza wa.
Jal has an imbecile he would weep and weep and weep and they would ask him and they would say, why are you weeping? And he would say, I am weeping because I fear that Allah azza wa jal will cast me into the hellfire and he will not mind
a person who commit sins when you commit sins, be fearful that these sins may lead you to be someone who Allah as you cast into the hellfire and you do not mind or that Allah azza wa jal will not mind and of the most beautiful things and I promise I close with this that I have heard with regards to getting over and, and stopping since. And I'm just going to give you one takeaway.
Because one of the mean unreal problems that we have is we just love this in when you're talking to a kid in high school and you're telling them to stop dating girls or you're telling a girl to stop dating boys and they just love it. That's the problem. You love going out to party or a person loves the lifestyle that they live or. And so even though they may repent from other things, they won't repent from that particular sin because they love it. And one of my teachers he said that once he was going to Hajj and one of the people in his Muslim Allah He said to him, chef make dua for me that Allah azza wa jal rectifies all my sins and says that inshallah and then as he was leaving he
said she had except for one, and he said, The chef said he was joking, but I felt that he was serious. And he said, he was commenting to me about this. He said, Do you know something that you should say, if you feel that you have a sin that you love, say Allah whom had been in a in an Eman was a Yinhe of Jacobina or carry Elaine and COFRA our ser make that your daily devotional that you say all of the time. Oh, Allah make Eman Beloved to us, and beautify in our hearts and make hated for me. Goof disbelief and forsook transgression and disobedience