Effects of Sin
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hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Allah Allah He was so happy to send him some cathedra should you hola hola hola hola hola hola Chica who eyeshadow? No Mohammed Abdullah rasool Allah Tala, Abdul Salam Heidi. All praise is due to Allah Who is magnificent in his essence perfect in his attributes undeniable in His presence. All praise is due to Allah Who has the most magnificent names of praise that is forever for him a praise that eternally remains may send peace and blessings in their most perfect fashion may send greetings and salutations that are completed and everlasting. Upon the best of his creation, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, me perfect his rank and elevate
his station for he taught us what we did not know. And he gave and he gave and he gave because he loved us. So
I'll be speaking about the effects of
and many times we don't realize that the things that we are addicted to the things that bring us so much harm in our lives. So much pain, so much sadness is the effects of our sins. Allah azza wa jal says a lot of facades are filled, filled Barbary, well Barbie Vacasa but at NAS, Allah says that corruption has appeared in the land and in the sea.
Because of what the hands of man have wrought, the the new the upper hand Baba let me know that Allah azza wa jal give them a taste of that which they have done, or a portion of that which they have done for the purpose of them returning I Lomita Geralyn that they may return.
And so I wanted to spend a period of time tonight talking about where our harm comes from,
and diagnosing it properly. Qatada Rahim Allah He said, in the huddle Quran, you do LUCAM eco eco. He says this Quran directs you towards your ailment, and it directs you towards your cure
Amudha okume for the know,
as for your ailment, your sickness, it comes from your sense. And as for your cure, it comes from a list of fraud. It comes from seeking forgiveness for those sins. Now, ignore him. He wrote a book that I'll be quoting extensively in my lecture tonight, or an essay and he called it a dat with dada. He called it the ailment and the cure. And in it, he was writing a response to a person who wrote a letter to him asking him about what do you do when you are addicted to sin? And it was said that the sin that he was talking about was a love that was impermissible and it was said even that this man who had wrote a letter to Eminem am Rahim, Allah was a person who was writing to him about
a homosexual love,
Adam delay in response. And a large section of his response is just talking about the effects of sin.
What does sin do? And even claim Rahim Allah talks about, well, if you look at everything that has afflicted mankind, isn't it simply the result of sin? When you see what expelled Adam? I didn't set up our parents from paradise? What was it other than sin? When you see what expelled a bliss even before that? Was it other than sin? When you look at what afflicted all of these people from before?
What flooded the people of Noah and what flipped the people of loot and all of these different peoples? What were they destroyed by other than the results of their sins? And so why do we then think that the sins that we commit on a daily basis do not harm us and do not bring us catastrophe and bring us disaster and bring us grief? And so a person should be fearful over their sins because even though pay him argues he says the effects of sins on the heart are worse than the effects of poison on the body. And that a person care and be concerned and measure and diagnose their sins and recognize that they missed honestly constantly purify themselves from their sins, because the sins
if left will cause death to their heart. And I'll share with you a number of things that no claim Rahim Allah mentioned with regards to the harm of sin of them is he says
that Ibn Abbas Radi Allahu Anhu. He said that the children of Adam, he says, oh son of Adam,
why is it? He says, you ask them
attachment fitting into them. He says, Oh even Abbas's, O DOER of a sin do not feel safe and secure from the harm of that sin
and do not feel safe and secure from the outcome of that sin what that sin will lead to. And then he says, because every sin what it follows that sin is something that's worth worse than the sin itself. What does that mean? What follows the sin is worse than the sin itself. You give some examples, and this is not bias. As quoted in the video, he says, Your lack of higher your lack of shame may mean hallelujah meanwhile, Shimano antalet them of communism, your lack of shame from the one who is on the right of you and the one who's on the left of you, the angels who are recording your deed. As you commit that sin is worse than the sin itself. And he says and your laughter while
you are unaware of what Allah azza wa jal is going to do with you, is worse than the sin and your happiness at committing the sin while you are committing the sin is worse than the sin and your sadness when you're not able to commit the sin. When that sin is not facilitated for you or you miss out on that sin, your sadness, and your lack of concern about the presence of Allah azza wa jal is worse than the sin. And then he says,
and your fear that the wind blows, open your curtain or opens your door, while you are seeking to commit the sin in private. That moment where you're afraid that somebody might open up that door and you're guarding it and you're worried about the eyes of people. All the while not being concerned and your heart doesn't tremble that Allah azza wa jal is watching you. That is worse than the sin as well. And then he says, We have held Teddy Makana, he says, will beat you Do you know what the sin of AU was? Flipped Allahu been brought up. He just said if Abdullah hula hoop in bella bella bella, he just said he and Allah azza wa jal then tested him in his body. He says, what was the what was
this mistake of a human it is set up that a poor person came to ask him for assistance against an oppressor and he didn't help him. And he didn't tell the oppressor stop. And so Allah azza wa jal tested a tube in his body and in his health, and then his wealth, as we all know, the story of AU. And so this is all indicative of the danger of Sins of which many times we are completely unaware
of the effects of sin and the evils of sin. The first that they mentioned, and I'm going to mention 12 and Charlotte if time permits, he says his Holman in 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 Dogen 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 the American Imam Shafi was much younger than Imam Malik Malik passed away in 179. 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 Allah, Allah Allah Calibrachoa neuron, he says, I see that Allah azza wa jal has cast in your heart a light, so do not darken that Light Blue Mountain Masia do not dark in 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 and 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 street 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 just have the Quran as soon as we step outside the mama shaft he sees an ankle and he his 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 Shabani complains to his teacher walk here and he says he codified this in verse he says, shall go to Isla
Okay, so I have the fascia Danila takelma Honestly, he said I complained to a kid about how bad my memory was and he guided me to the leaving of sins. And he told me that this is normal normal Allah He lyoto RC 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 Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says in Naru hell kudos Natha Pharaoh he, the Prophet sallallaahu Selim says that the Holy Spirit cast into my essence, that no soul shall pass until it has completed its risk, and it's urgent. None of us will check out this earth until we've completed two things we've gotten all of the risk that's due to us at risk is a more expensive 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 age 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 sent him says, For tapas, Allah will edgy middle fifth Pollock. He says, then 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 and what Allah azza wa jal has prohibited from Allah Allah united.
Because what is when 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 since 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 to displeasure after pleasure. And then you turn on the
Quran in the car and they're like, can we just talk for a second?
Can 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, what has distanced you, from Allah azza wa jal so much there's a beautiful question, that if you ever find yourself distant 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 azza wa jal. And the fourth is that a person feels distance not from Allah azza wa jal only, but 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 tuck are 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 sheep 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. I've delighted him as he says ever until Anika poubelle mininno International
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 your killer who booked DACA meaning he says you commit that which Allah azza wa jal has prohibited in seclusion. And so Allah azza wa jal casts aversion 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 baboon 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 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 azza wa jal 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, Yes, I love him and I'm going to use Allah that Allah azza wa jal will make their affairs easy. And so have a prayer.
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 province of Elijah send them tells us the story of the man in the hadith of Ebola or the province of Almighty send them tells us of a man who had been traveling
and he was ash half of the body and will do your day he will Osama you're up, you're 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 whose die should have been accepted. They are a traveler, and their their heart is broken. They are completely connected to Allah. They have no hope and anything else in that moment, they are dusty and they're disheveled and they are calling upon Allah by His attributes of being the facilitator and the maintainer and the Lord.
But the prophets Allah, Allah, Allah says, will not haram. Food was haram. His drink was haram. His clothes were held up, nourished by haram and now use the job allah how can this person's not be accepted?
Isn't that all of the effects of sense and so
of the effects of sins is that affairs become difficult for you also
number six is that allows you to heal Cauldwell burden 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 it would or the Allahu Anhu with faulty model the Allah and have an idea about the Allah and who was telling Fatima that you know, they were both Fatima 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 Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had been given. Some
servants go and ask the Prophet sallallahu Sallam for a servant. And we all know who fought the model, the Allah Anna is to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salam, 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 gonna 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 our little doula who continues and he says that the they came, the province of Allah is sending 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 that 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 prophets of Allah cinemas prescription that they extend they extracted from that, that the liquor of Allah azza wa jal strengthens the body. Then the Dhikr of Allah actually strengthens the body and Shana we may know 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 Tabata 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, since weaken the body. And so the immune team comments and he says, you know, when the Muslim OMA 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 Allah 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 yours.
Since then whoever has the better material is going to win.
And so since stop a person's strength and they weaken the person's body and the weakened the person's heart,
also of the harm of since and I may have to cut this a little bit short so I'm going to give a few more inshallah Tada 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 the person's lifespan?
Even though I 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, I'm in no way a Mullah who lived decades shorter than many people he 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 COBOL was written for his work that and by the way, I'll give you a secret of Imam unknowing 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 owners of nomadic. Yeah, buddy.
Well, he says, Yeah, Adam in the karma that I will tell you what to do. Tanya Tenyo has to Allah Allah Makanda Minko buddy.
You'll find that the last chapter in reality saw that hey, is this the fight you'll find that in his book, 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. The noble Ha ha, they say that sins have sisters. Okay, that doesn't work.
Since follow one another.
Like why not brothers, right.
Okay, 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 what?
Take a guess.
Man, I'm not that scary, but you guys look scared, lying, very good. Lying, why is lying the sin that comes with everything because it's the cloak of every other sin. And so the prophets of Allah they are sending them when he wants to rectify a person he says to them,
what Jaquan will Kevin, be aware of lying, because lying leads to voodoo and voodoo leads to the hellfire and the prophets, Allah Allah is sending them.
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, lying leads to transgression and transgression leads to all evil, and it leads to the hellfire. And so God with numerical Viola on home, when he committed one sin, which is he stayed away from the campaign of taboo, that's a sin. He stayed away from it. gobbly Malik, 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're practicing Muslims, we lived our entire lives loving Rasulullah sallallahu de Sydenham. You cannot imagine yourself ever entertaining the notion of walking up to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and lying 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 sallam 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 province that Elijah send them and right before the province of Allah send them arrived. All of those ideas right
Dinesh 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 moment 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 Inshallah, 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.
Abu Dhabi Buddha, when the Muslims conquered Cyprus, and it was a day of great victory.
The Muslims saw with that, that crying, and so they asked them, they said, Why are you crying on a day, when Allah azza wa jal has given victory to the Muslims? And our data 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, it has an imbecile it 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 azza wa jal 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 masala he said to him, chef make dua for me that Allah azza wa jal rectifies all my sins and said said Inshallah, and then as he was leaving he said she had except for one.
And he said this yesterday, 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 it in a in an Iman was a in Horfield Colombina we're currently in a in an COFRA. So I will
make that your daily devotional that you say all of the time. Oh, Allah make Iman Beloved to us, and beautify in our hearts, and make hated for me. Cuf disbelief and forsook transgression, and disobedience Allahumma Amin or someone like that