Repentance And Seeking Forgiveness
Channel: Assim Al-Hakeem
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This lecture was given at the 4th Annual ‘Path To Jannah’ Conference.
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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad in while he was a woman, we had he was in the mission that he Raju Medina.
A salaam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato.
Before I begin my lecture,
did you mention the title?
Yes, I did. What was it? Okay, do I was yesterday,
I was told that it was supposed to be x and y.
According to the information I had, I didn't read the brochure, I acted upon the information that I got. So yesterday's scheduled that was sent to me that was thicker and dry. So we've done this. And you can imagine my surprise when I came last night to prepare for today's lecture, and I find that it says Vicar and
that would be very interesting to repeat myself again. So you can watch the video of yesterday in sha Allah, and you have now a full hour free to do whatever you want.
But then, the organizers said no, we will give you another topic.
And it's totally new for me. So today's topic is about repentance and seeking forgiveness.
Before I go into my topic, I only heard the last bit of your story about the boy speaking from the grave to Omar.
With all due respect to historians, or narrations that comes to us from whether it's and have been Kathy or the Hubby, or not Osama definitely.
Or any of these great scholars, we have principles we have foundations. So anything that goes against the Quran and the Sunnah, we simply do not accept it. Because if I accept that this boy speaks from his grave to answer Omar, I might as well accepted the Prophet salallahu Salam when I go to his grave, he will also speak to me. And I know people.
Yeah, I mean, not in their full, sane capacity, that claim and swear that they went to the grave of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and his hand came out of the grave, and they give by they shook hands with him.
And I keep telling them, why did you pull him out?
Seriously to solve our problems, we have a big problem in this world. He's the best one to solve them. He could not answer back. So such stories we have to be careful. It's nice. It is jaw dropping. Sometimes it makes you feel good. But Islam is not about emotions. Islam is about for an authentic Sunnah with the understanding of our righteous predecessors, the companions may Allah be pleased with them, the tablet, and the tablet acted as an ally knows best.
So our topic for today is about repentance and seeking forgiveness.
And without a doubt, if you want to reach Jenna,
you cannot do so without depending to Allah and seeking His forgiveness.
And the lies are just answers you if you make dua
does he not?
Imagine who can be worse than a police than Satan?
He says, Oh Allah postpone me to the Day of Judgment making dua Allah says, You're granted.
So if Allah answers shape on a blaze, what about your drunk? So why do we
go through repentance and asking Allah for forgiveness, on and on and on again? First of all, because these are part of Allah Beautiful Names and attributes. Allah is known to be a web.
This is one of his names, and one of his names as well is refer her for her farm.
Now these three names all stem from the same
source that is a law.
And in Arabic,
this gives the idea the notion of protection. You know that warriors, the soldiers they wear a helmet
in Arabic is named is called a mill farm.
Why is it called mill farm? because it protects your head from the blows. So when you seek Allah's forgiveness when you make is still far, this means that you're seeking endless forgiveness, you're actually asking Allah azzawajal for two things,
to conceal your sins and not expose you
to protect you from the consequences of the sin.
Do you think that when you sin, there won't be any consequences? You will be let to do whatever you want. Nothing comes free without a price. You fall into sin. There are consequences, maybe in this dunya
maybe Allah delays it to the Day of Judgment. And this is why a lot of us we sin
and we wait, where is the following block is going to come from?
And we don't see anything. So sit, huh. Okay. It was overlooked. And we seen again, and we sinned for the third time until was until our lives would be full of sins.
And we would feel safe from being punished. This is when the punishment comes when you're least expected.
And unfortunately, in the past, the scholars, the righteous people, when they used to sin, they used to know exactly what they had done. The Imam says, I make a sin. And I immediately see the effect of my sin on my ride,
horse or a camel. It's become stubborn, it doesn't
drive well. And on my spouse's behavior. My wife is a sweetheart. But because I've sent a few hours ago when I come home, she's nagging she's fighting. She's not polite with me. So he says, I know where I got this from because of my sin. Nowadays.
No one of us can do this. Because we are indulged in an ocean of sins. So the car breaks. Well, I don't know was it this or that? Number 10. Or number 100 or number 1000. Since the children are sick, I lose my job. I'm in debt. My health is not as it used to be. All of these are due to our sins.
The Prophet says alayhi salatu wa sallam highlighting the beauty of a still far seeking almost forgiveness. He says, If among us servants were not to sin, a la zoa gel would create other creation of his who would sin and then seek Allah's forgiveness and Allah azza wa jal would forgive them as he is most forgiving, Most Merciful.
This beautiful Hadith shows us that Allah the Almighty love, that we sin, correct.
Allah loves that we sin.
I'll read the Hadith again.
The people are asleep. Maybe they had a good breakfast.
The Prophet says, If you slaves of Allah were not to sin, Allah will take you away and create other people who would sin. Then seek forgiveness Allah Allah will forgive them.
From this hadith do we learn that Allah loves to be sinned?
No, this is impossible. Allah azza wa jal says, In the Quran, and Allah has made hateful to you disbelief, defiance and disobedience. This is something that Allah hates and made it hateful to you. So what is the meaning of the Hadith? The meaning of the Hadith is that Allah is
most forgiving, and hence he loves it when people ask him for forgiveness, not that he loves them when they sin, no, this is something that is not possible or is not applicable. Yet, Allah created us sinful.
As a prophet alayhi salatu salam, all sons of Adam are sinful and the best of these sinful are those who repent. So having this in mind, we should know that Allah azza wa jal is so great, so magnificent, that he himself who created us and does not need us does not need me to pray. I need to pray. There's a law need me to praise a cat. I am the one in need to pay charity and Zakat and to do good deeds. Yet a lot of the old mighty with all his might, will with all his power, he
is making himself subhanho wa Taala. lovable to us.
He is being kind to us so that we love Him not the opposite, not the other way around. Allah says in the bootsy howdy all my servants you sin, day in and day out you sin in the day and you sin in the night and I forgive all sins, so seek my forgiveness, and I will forgive you.
Imagine Allah azza wa jal is addressing you with this.
He knows that you sin, but he's telling you I forgive sins come to me. And now forgive your sins. Allah azza wa jal
opens his hands to those who sin in the night so that they will he would forgive them in the morning.
He opened his hand in the morning for those who sinned at night. Allah azza wa jal
addressed those who worship idols, those who killed his loved ones, those who've sinned gravely. Allah addresses them With what? With Hellfire, with punishment Subhana Allah. Allah says to them, say, all my servants who have transgressed against themselves by sinning do not despair of the mercy of a law. Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is he who is the Forgiving, the Merciful. This is one of the most beautiful is in the Quran.
scholars say that it was revealed when why she had been How do you know the name?
Why she even helped.
He is the one who killed Hamza, Abdel McCollum.
And after he did this, he felt remorseful. He felt sad, his heart was filled with depression. He thought of coming into Islam, but he thought to himself, how can I be forgiven? I killed one of the best
in my time, and I've worshipped idols and I've done heinous sins. How can Allah forgive me?
Look at my sins and yours compared to these sins. There's nothing
and therefore Allah, the Most Merciful, reveal this beautiful.
seeking forgiveness, by the way is part of Vicar, which we talked about yesterday. The Prophet said Allah His Salatu was Salam O people, repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness for I seek Allah's forgiveness and I repent to him per day 100 times and he also says Booba glad tidings. And some scholars say tuba is a tree in gender, where the rider travels for 500 years in its shade.
How big that is.
And this tree is for those who the Prophet says it is for those who will find in their record books, a lot of seeking forgiveness. When you say all the time say a struggle for a lot of stuff or a lot of stuff for the law, then this would be for you.
Does seeking hours forgiveness have benefits in this dunya
When I seek Allah's forgiveness, does it have benefits? It does have a lot of benefits. And
some of these benefits are combined in an ayah mentioned in Surah, no.
Allah azza wa jal says for people to start off, you know, is addressing his people. And he says, and I and he said, ask forgiveness of your Lord. So asking forgiveness is still far, what are the benefits out of it?
He says, indeed, he is ever a Perpetual Forgiver
He will send rain from the sky upon you in continuing showers. So, number one, you complain of droughts, you have problem with rainfall, keep on seeking endless forgiveness and see what happens.
Then he says, and give you when you ask Allah for forgiveness, increase in wealth, and children.
So you have debts, you have financial problems the whole day, or what you think and say is a self a lot of stuff. And Eliza gel would pay off your debts would improve your financial situation. You complain that you don't have us offsprings, you don't have children. Then ask Allah for forgiveness and you will have children, of course, providing your magnet
and then provide for your gardens and provide for you reverse. All of these are benefits of what of seeking unless forgiveness. Allah is telling us the fruit, but who would listen? So one would say what is the easiest way to seek Allah's forgiveness? The answer is a sponsor Allah. If you see a spot for the love, have you fulfilled it? Yes, you've sought us forgiveness. Are there better ways of course, say he is still far the master of seeking others forgiveness. This beautiful must be in your list in the morning. And in the evening. We have a long list of
that time did not permit us yesterday to mention. See in my computer, I have an antivirus program. Anything anytime I get attacked, it says Don't worry, you're protected.
Likewise, as Muslims I walk, I feel the evil eye due to my charm and my beauty.
I feel black magic. You know you're going with the sorcerers and the witches and I feel jinn possession. Every time I look at my wife. I feel envy. So what do I do? I live in constant fear. Most Muslims live in constant fear because they're not protected. While law heat. If you say that I forgot of the morning after fetcher. And in the evening, whether after our son or mother is an issue of the students scholars will law he will walk with your head tall. I'm not afraid of anyone. Shed he will put a spell on you like hell he would.
Well law he can't. Because I'm protected unless protecting me. So we have a problem with
this Vicar takes you straight to general insha Allah takes me and you srijan Listen, the prophet said that a salatu salam.
The best prayer for forgiveness is to say I'll read it in English you all know it in Arabic. Allah, Allah, Allah and Allah.
So the translation says, Oh Allah, you are my Lord, and I'm your slave. So, in this is the best advocate. You praise Allah azza wa jal by
complimenting him and exposing your poverty and humility to him. You are, you're my Lord, and I'm your slave. You have created me and I am faithful to my covenant and my promise to you as much as I'm able. I seek refuge with you from the evil of that which I have done.
I acknowledge before you all the blessings You have bestowed upon me, and I confess to you my sin. Forgive me, for there is no one who forgives sins except
You, the Prophet says on a salatu salam, whoever says this during the day, believing in it with serenity and dies that day before evening comes, will be one of the people of Paradise, the path to Jenna, say this.
And he says his Salatu was Salam. And whoever says it at night, believing in it with certainty and dies before morning comes, will be one of the people of Jenna narrated by Imam Al Bukhari in the Sahih.
Also, imagine, who's number one in our oma after the Prophet alayhi salatu salam,
Abu Bakr. So imagine when Abu Bakar
comes to you, and says, teach me something to ask Allah in my in my prayer?
What would the Prophet usually say? Abu Bakar helped me with his money. So ask Allah for money for wealth, because this helps Islam. He bought Bilal, and he set him free. So money in the hands of a banker is beneficial. Because money most of the times when it's in the wrong hands, it would make us arrogant. It would make us wrongdoers and sinful, because we have much out of it. So, with abubaker it's a different story. No, he did not tell him this. Maybe he told him to have a big house. Maybe he told him to have children we know nothing. The Prophet said,
say abubaker in your prayer, Oh Allah, I have wronged myself greatly. And no one forgive sins but you so grant me forgiveness from you, and have mercy on me for you are the oft forgiving, Most Merciful. This Hadith is said to whom? Dora Abu Bakar.
The Prophet is asking our worker to seek Allah's forgiveness and to repent. What does abubaker have of the sins we have?
What does he do? He's the one who used to hold his tongue and says, Oh Allah, this is what has taken me to the wrong places, and would throw me to help the lady our attorneys are worried he is fearful of what he says and speaks. And this law was given to him by the prophet Allah Azza wa sallam to recite in his prayer. Do we recite this in our prayer? Do we say it with certainty? This is seeking a loss forgiveness. But what is the difference between seeking unless forgiveness and repenting?
There's a big and huge difference. Seeking unless forgiveness is done mainly by the tongue.
Some sometimes the heart is accompanying it and this makes it the best way of seeking forgiveness. And sometimes you will just reward it by saying it and this is very, very minimal. To the extent that some scholars like chiffon Ambani he said that when you make Vicar are still far without contemplating upon it with your heart, this is not accepted.
Because it's like singing a song. You're not paying any attention to it. You just suffer loss of loss of following you change your channel. Okay, let's see the next video clip suffer loss of loss. So definitely you're not seeking a loss forgiveness. You're just saying something without contemplation. Now, Toba is far far greater than seeking forgiveness. Allah azzawajal says and it is he Subhanahu wa tada who accepts repentance from his servants and pardons misdeeds, and he knows what you do. A lot of soldiers beautiful name at a web. In Arabic. This is an exaggeration, meaning that he's constantly repenting. Over and upon his service is not once he repents and that's it over
you know, he keeps on doing it day and night. And
a true believer when he falls into sin,
His heart is affected by it. It's filled with remorse. He feels the burn inside his chest. Fearing Allah azzawajal fearing falling into the consequences of his actions or being thrown into hell,
once he feel that the whole world is so small
that it cannot hide him from Allah azza wa jal when he believes that there is no escape from Allah, except to him. When you see a lion, when you see the fire when you see an enemy you run from them. But when you fear a law, you run to him.
You never escape a large soldier. Once Allah knows that you are sincere, in your fear and in your repentance, only then Allah would repent upon you and accept you, Allah says, But indeed, I am a Perpetual Forgiver of whoever repents and believes and does righteousness and then continues in guidance, Allah will keep on forgiving and repenting. Now, why would anyone repent?
People repent, when they know Allah azza wa jal.
So there are many reasons and benefits coming out of repenting. First of all, we repent in obedience to Allah has ordered. Allah ordered us not to sin.
We felt weak, and we sent what to do next. Allah orders us to repent to him.
So if we do Allah forgives us, if we don't, then this is the consequence that we have to bear. Allah says, Oh, you who have believed, repent to Allah with sincere repentance, perhaps your Lord will remove from you your misdeeds and admit you into gardens beneath which rivers flow and when perhaps comes in the Quran. This is not for being doubtful,
the eisah as the people of Tafseer say, Isola meaning that Allah will do this. But when we talk to one another, perhaps I will come tomorrow. This is probable when Allah says perhaps this is certain and it's going to happen when you repent, this is a cause of success for you in this life and in the Hereafter. Because the heart does not find its tranquility, it does not find its ease. And it would not feel that it is alive. Without repenting to Allah azza wa jal, Allah Almighty says and turn to Allah and repentance, all of you, all believers, that you might succeed, if you repent,
you may succeed, and you will succeed in this life and in the Hereafter.
The issue is, and this is extremely important for you to identify, because all of this talk will have no benefit. Until you recognize and identify the core of the problem. What is the core of the problem? The core of the problem is that you when I do not feel that we are sinning. So when someone tells me he repent to Allah and ask him for forgiveness, I would say in sha Allah, deep down I would say, what have
I don't have since. But I have to be modest to see a system for law to believe.
We fail big time to identify our shortcomings. Because we don't accept others to advise us. If someone comes to me, I have an advice. He fear Allah, you've done this and this and this. I keep on giving your certifications and excuses and no, you got it wrong. No, you did not see me do this. No, you have to check your eyeglasses. Maybe you have to see a doctor.
When we fail to accept people's advice, and we fail to look in the mirror to identify our own shortcomings. We never seek Allah's forgiveness and we never repent.
A true believer before he goes to bed contemplates Why did I say that word? It's backbiting. It's gonna haunt me in my grave. Then it's gonna haunt me in hellfire. Why did I abuse that poor person? Why did I shout at my wife? Why did I miss treat my children? I didn't hug them. I didn't kiss them. My neighbor invited me I didn't answer his invitation to a wedding or to Africa. Why and why and why?
I'm about to sleep. And voila, he I know so many people, my own relatives who went to sleep and never woke up. And they were healthy, as strong as an ox, as they say. When you die when you sleep, this is minor death. It's called
when you sleep, you don't know. And this is why part of the drought Bismillah Allahu Akbar, Jambi obis, Mikela, Hama fall in your name, Allah, I put my head side to sleep. And in your name, I wake up, Oh Allah. If you take my soul, then have mercy on it. And if you return it so that I wake up in the morning, then preserve it as you preserve the soles of your righteous servants. This is our do our part of your protection part of your antivirus.
But anti shaman, anti evil eye, anti you have to keep on memorizing these before you go from your home, before you write in your car, while you're in your car, before you eat, after you eat. When you enter the toilet, when you come out when you sit in the morning in the evening, everything is governed and controlled by these beautiful calm.
Who doesn't want a lot to love him?
I was asked this question. And a very innocent brother said I don't want the law to love me. So
why are you saying this * because if Allah loves me, he's going to test me. And if he tests me, I'm going to fail and go to hell. So think of what you say before you say it. You're going to hell both ways. The way you're saying it, you're going to have no way out of it. No one can say I don't want the law to love me. You say Oh Allah loves me. But make it easy on me.
Oh Allah grant me that I feel this beautiful. So I'm mixing between yesterday's lecture and today's lecture. The door that you see in the morning in the evening, so many people come How can I protect my children from the evil eye from the jinn, how can I protect my wealth? I have a farm I have a company. There's the Prophet says Allah is awesome in Arabic, you're looking to it. In hassanal, Muslim Allahumma inni as a local theater for dunya will allow minister local
fee. What do you need? What I really want Maddie and the rest of the dog you can find these four things. I ask you for forgiveness and protection, in my religion, in my world, in my family, and in my wealth. If you do this in the morning and evening, you're protected. But who does and who says this and who says it with contemplation with concentration. So every one of us need and want a lot will have him correct. If you seek Allah's forgiveness and repent, Allah will love you. Allah says in the Quran. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant, and loves those who purify themselves constantly repentant.
So you repent from throwing
a sword that can out of the window, this is a sin. You're harming people.
This means that all drivers in Nairobi should repent to Allah greatly because the way they drive Marcia Lightfoot, Saudis were bad drivers. Not after seeing Mashallah, the way you guys drive. Repentance is one of the great means of entering Jenna.
Allah azza wa jal says except those who repent, believe, do righteous ness for those who will enter Paradise and will not be wrong, the toll you repent, you go to Paradise. This is a free ticket, if you believe.
this beautiful verse at the end of shoretel, four can
imagine who can be worse than someone who takes idols and worship them
other than Allah, and they kill innocent people, and therefore naked and committed a legitimate sexual act, who can be worse than these people. Allah azza wa jal says,
and those who do not invoke with a law another deity or kill the soul which Allah has forbidden to be killed except by right and do not fornication or commit unlawful sexual intercourse and who
Ever should do that will meet a penalty multiplied for him in the is the punishment on the Day of Resurrection, and he will abide then humilated except
panela. Listen, except for those who repent, believe and do righteous work for them a law will replace their evil deeds with good deeds.
How is that possible? scholars say
this has two meanings replacing bad deeds with good deeds. One meaning is that those who associate others with Allah, this is called what schilke Allah would replace it with the heat.
He will become a believer, those who kill people and terrorize them. Allah azza wa jal would turn this bad deed into being safe and secure to all Muslims, those who fornication and make illegitimate sexual relationships, Allah will make them have halaal spouses and they will marry. This is one interpretation. The other interpretation is that Allah would turn the bad deeds into good deeds. So you have 1 million bad deeds because of your ship, and 300,000 sins because of your killing, and 100,000 sins because of your fornication. Allah would turn all of this into 1,400,000 good deeds, good Senate.
And this is from Allah. And this is also in an authentic hadith, where the Prophet tells us that among the days of judgment, when he is holding his servant to account, he would place a barrier advisor between his servant and the rest of humanity, and he will show an expose to him his bad sins and deeds, the small ones, and he said, Did you do this on Thursday? Did you do this on Friday? Did you do this on this and that and he shows him his sins in the seven things Hamas, I'm doomed. I'm going to hell. These are all the small sins and yes, I have to admit confess, I have no other way and no other option. Then Allah says, with my grace, I can see that in this life in dunya. Nobody
knows about it and you will not bragging about it.
I used to listen to music on my own. Allah concealed me.
Someone else used to go in his car, lowered the windows and blast the music. He is bragging about since. So Allah says, I've concealed these things in dystonia, and I can seal them in this life and turn them into good deeds.
The servant of Allah becomes greedy. He says, Oh Allah, there are major sins I don't see.
The list you showed me. We're all small sins, I have major sins that I do not see. And Allah laughs
And when we have a Lord that laughs will Allah who we will not be sorry, on the day of judgment. When Allah the Almighty laughs and laughter is part of Allah has beautiful attributes that we believe in it as we believe in all other attributes. Nothing is similar to
our attributes, Allah azza wa jal is nothing similar to anything else. So we believe that he loves, we believe that he loves we believe that he's satisfied. supernovas are unlike his creation. Now
repentance has conditions. It doesn't just come like a Stanford UCSF through law and that is it. You cannot just say, Oh Allah, I defend to you and the story. No, there are conditions and the beautiful thing about these conditions that they deal with the past,
with the present and with the future. So there are five conditions for repentance.
And some scholars make them six.
The first condition is sincerity.
You have to repent sincerely to Allah azza wa jal. What do you mean? Sure. I mean, that if I were to be a thief, and I have my toolkit with all different keys, and I'm
Going to this brother's house to break in and steal his wealth. And I'm determined to do this. Once I reach the house, the house, I parked my car, I walk with my toolbox in the middle of the night. And as I'm attempting to enter I see a police car.
repenting to alarm going back home. This repentance is for Allah. No. This is for the fear of being caught. Allah will not accept your repentance because it is not sincerely for him. Likewise, a person who smokes and gets cancer
and he stopped smoking he said Mashallah, you stopped smoking? May Allah forgive us it? No, I didn't stop smoking for forgiveness. I stopped smoking for the doctor. He said you're gonna die. So this guy's repentance is accepted, though he quit. But he does. It is not for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. The second condition is that you have to feel remorse.
The Prophet says la salatu salam, another matoba, which translates to
remorse is repentance.
Meaning that the majority of repentance is focused on being remorseful, like when he says el hijo. What arafa the Prophet says, Allah,
does this does this mean if I only go to alpha and then go back to the I have completed my Hajj? No, there has to be awful if Allah there has to be a harm, there has to be so many things part of the pillars, but the Prophet is telling us that the most important of all, is the most important thing and repentance is remorseful. remorse is something of the past. I sinned in the past. And now I'm remorseful. Allah will forgive me. The third condition is present time, remorse in the past, presently you have to quit
on immediate effect.
Meaning that if I'm smoking and I cough, and I say well, if smoking is bad, I have to quit. I will repent.
Okay, what are you doing? Since I still have the packet I have to finish it. So hopefully by tomorrow, maybe it will finish I will be no, this is not acceptable. You have to repent on immediate effect, you have to quit the sin immediately. The fourth condition is something to do with the future. remorse is the past quitting is the present. And in the future, you must intend not to do it.
What does that mean? So many people fall into sin when they travel. And this is why we always try to advise people do not travel unless you have to. And when you travel travel with good company. And when you travel travel to a Muslim country. A lot of the Muslims now take the holidays in June, July, August, when it's summer holiday. And they go to Catholic countries. What do they do there? They visit the masjid Islamic centers. And they make a lot of a badger. No. And I know they don't do this. If they go to Dubai, if they go to Paris or London, they're going to fall into sin. So you have to intend when you repent not to do it again.
Our friends come from holiday.
And they've spent a whole month in these bad countries singing fornicating drinking, partying
being wasted. They come they make ombre. And they say Oh ALLAH forgive me. colossal hamdulillah is we've seen a lot May Allah forgive me, and then they call their travel agent. The hotel you put us in is awful. Listen next August, you put us in a better location, and we will pay you more. Is this repentance accepted? He's intending to do it next year. So then Allah will not accept your forgiveness. Accept your repentance and will not forgive you. Because there is no remorse. You're not remorseful. Okay, you quit it now, but you're planning to do it next year and likewise with all other sins.
And the fifth condition is that your repentance must be at an accepted time.
Because there are two times Allah will not accept your repentance.
privately individually and generally,
individually is when you're on your dying bed.
So when you're dying and your soul is coming out,
you're in defiance. Or in you're in denial. No, no, I'm not gonna die now. I'm young. I'm 85
I still have, like 1516 more years. You meet people, there are over 100 chair, how are you?
Living? So death is approaching. No, no, no lived for 950 years, I still have 850 to go. People still wish and hope that they're going to live forever.
Even on the dying bed, they're not believing until the soul begins to come out. Then they say, Okay, I repent now. It's too late. Individually, Allah will not accept your repentance when death comes to your call collarbone. When your spirit is coming out with the soul is coming out. Generally speaking, when the sun rises from the west house. This is for all humanity alone, not accept anyone to repent. Because this is a global phenomenon. The sun is rising from the west. It just went there and it's coming back again from the same location. This is the time where Allah does not accept repentance.
And finally, the sixth condition is when the sin is between me and you.
There are sins between you and Allah. You drink, you smoke, your watch haraam. This is between you and Allah azza wa jal, but there are sins between me and you. If you steal my money, if you back bite me, if you physically harm me, or attack me
your repentance by saying Allah forgive me. I stole 100 million shillings from the brothers and the sisters and so on. But as I seek forgiveness and Allah forgive me, it is not enough. You have to return the money back
to the people, because the Prophet said are a salatu salam o people in this dunya if you have wronged someone, try to make it even before the day of judgment. Why? Because on the Day of Judgment, there are no Durham or dinar, there are no currencies. It's only good deeds and bad deeds, and he will take his money, he will take his right. So if you have transgressed wrong, someone you have to clear your account with him.
Seriously, does Allah accept repentance?
Some people are hopeless, they are hopeless, they are in despair. They think I have so many sins
and other people
say no, you should give me like 15 minutes.
Reminder before you cannot tell me that the time is over. So this is this is for the training session. Next conference, shall you get? 15 minutes? 10 minutes, five minutes. So I will assume it's this 15 minutes. Okay. I'll try to make it short.
We have so many things. I have a lot of brothers come I have a lot of sisters coming to me. Okay, I'm not in a church. Forgive me father for I have sinned. It doesn't work this way. You have a lot as origin. You address him. But they come to the ship to the Maulana church. I have sinned. I have done yeah, he You are not allowed to tell me your sins.
Maybe in the confession box. The other guy has a paper. Yes. What did you do? Where did you go to? Was it good? In Islam is not like this. If I come to USA, yesterday, I had a smoke. Allah forgive me.
you imagine that? If I tell you last week, I took someone's money. Allah will not forgive me. Because Allah azza wa jal has concealed me conceal my shortcomings. And now I am making it public. So Allah will not forgive me. There's a hadith in Sahih Bukhari exactly saying, stating this. Whenever you sin, do not tell a soul. Not even your mother,
not even your father. And the worst of people are those who tell their spouses. I get brothers coming to me with messages shared, I got married, and I was so happy with my wife for 15 years. Then I told her that I had an extra marital relationship before we got married and all hell broke.
How can I rectify it? You cannot
call us it's gone. you expose yourself. You crazy. Why do you tell
sisters coming to me and say, share, I'm feeling remorseful. I had an affair. And now my husband is asking me and pressurizing me. Can I tell him that I knew 25 people before him.
I hung up. This is crazy. What is in the past is in the past. Allah azzawajal concealed it. Allah azza wa jal will forgive you. The moment you open your mouth and say, Yeah, I did this isn't this good man? No, you're not allowed will not forgive this particular sin. Because you've exposed yourself.
So this allows us to truly forgive us. Yeah, he Allah's Name is the most forgiving. Allah is the one who repents upon His servants. Imagine someone killing 100 souls in cold blood. He goes to a scholar of killed 100 souls. Do you think Allah forgive me?
Before he killed the 100 he killed 99.
So after killing 99 he felt remorseful. He went to a monk, one who worships Allah 24 seven, but doesn't have knowledge. He said, monk, I've killed 99 people. Do you think Allah will forgive me? The monk said, forgive you. You didn't have you crazy. So the say the man said 99 two fingers. If I kill him, he becomes three fingers. That's good for my record.
So he kills 100 people. After a while he feels remorse.
It's burning in his heart No matter how hard or bad the person is. He goes to a scholar
or scholar I killed 100 people. Do you think Allah will forgive me? He said of course.
Allah forgives everyone. Chicanos, forgiveness, Allah will forgive you. Allah in the poor Anne told us in Baton Rouge Do you know sort of
the trenches when the king
ordered them to dig trenches and fill it with fire. And then he threw the whole people of the community in it, burning them, because they would not associate others with Allah. Allah tells us in the Quran, in Medina, many in our community from anomia, to those who have tortured the believers, women and men, through burning them alive, and they did not repent, a law would throw them in hell, and we torture them with fire. So unlike opening the door, even for those to what to repent, those who made a son to Allah, the Christians.
Allah told us in the Quran about the Christians who made Allah one out of three and they made Jesus his son, Allah is addressing them and calling them ephedra to buena Illa. Allah He was confusion, won't they repent to Allah and seek His forgiveness, though they made the son to him.
By this Allah is opening the door for them. And I will conclude my 15 minutes to make it into nine. This is a discount for the brother
by mentioning to two stories of the companions, do you know Matt as a nomadic?
Do you know my eyes? My eyes is unknown to us, except through this incident. He's a companion. He comes to the prophet in the machinery saucer and he says, Oh prophet of Allah purify me, for I have sinned. The professor, what did you do? He said, I committed adultery.
This is a serious offense. If someone comes to me and says this, I'm gonna take my Glock and shoot him.
You sinful person. You don't feed on the prophet Isaiah ceram
turned his face. The man stood up and came from the other side and said oh prophet of Allah purify me for I have committed adultery. The Prophet Assam looks to the right. He doesn't even speak to him four times. Then the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, ask the audience, Is he crazy?
before executing? He asks and ensures that there are no obstacles. Is he crazy? They said no. Is he intoxicated?
Go and smell his mouth. So one comes in. No wine, no beer, nothing.
So the Prophet asks him, maybe you have touched her?
He said no. Maybe you've kissed her.
said no, maybe you've hugged her. He said, No. The prophets asked him a straight forward question. Did you commit intercourse? He said, Yes. So the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam orders them, to stone him to death. And this is the penalty for a married man or woman who commits commits the act of adultery.
Whether he's married, divorced, widowed, is the same ruling.
So they stone him until he dies. And some of the companions are talking ill about him. Look how he exposed himself until he was stoned like a dog. The Prophet said that in salatu salam, don't say that seek Allah's forgiveness for your brother man as a mnemonic, because he has repented repentance, if it were to be distributed, and divided by a whole nation, it would cover them all.
What kind of repentance was in my eyes heart.
Due to this, he is crying, adultery. Not only that, another woman comes to the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam The following day, she's a Rami de she's from the west. And she comes to the Prophet Alison in public and says, Oh prophet of Allah purify me. So the Prophet looks the other side and ignores her. She said, Oh, Prophet of Allah, do you want to treat me like you had treated mice by ignoring him? By Allah, I am pregnant.
There's nothing that can be conceived. What does the Prophet say is Allah
the Prophet says, Go, and once you give birth come, so the woman leaves for how long? Seven months, eight months.
Nine, if she knew that, today, she got pregnant, usually she takes a month or two. And she comes back with a child in her hand.
She says, Oh prophet of Allah purify me. The Prophet says, Go until you breastfeed him, and the child can eat. So she leaves for another year or so. Breastfeeding him and she comes with the boy holding a piece of bread in his hand, meaning that he can eat now. And she insists, oh prophet of Allah purify me.
almost two years or more, she could have traveled to China on foot. If she wanted to escape Allah's punishment, and no one would look for her. The Prophet didn't imprison her. The Prophet told her go, if she had second thoughts, no one would look for her. But it is the fire ignited in her heart with repentance, from the fear of Allah azza wa jal from what she had committed, fearing the consequences of this crime. So she comes to the Prophet of Allah and says, All profits of a law purify me. So the Prophet Allah is so some orders them to dig a hole in the ground, and they place her in it, and they stone her until she dies. One of the companions cursed her.
While stoning her some of the blood came to his body,
as according to the narrations of the gushing of the blood, so he cursed her. And the Prophet said today salatu salam, do not curse her. For by Allah she had repented. Repentance, if it were to be distributed among 70 households of Medina, it was it would have covered them, and Allah would have forgiven him, Did you find anything better than she gave up herself, in exchange for repentance? Therefore, brothers and sisters, the issue of repentance and of seeking almost forgiveness is a very vast topic. Today when you read the Quran, every page you read it, read it twice. And look for the number of times Allah is calling you to repentance, to see forgiveness. And then you will discover
and find out that we have wronged ourselves by not seeking almost forgiveness and by not repenting to Allah. May Allah Almighty have his
immense forgiveness over us all. May Allah azza wa jal erase all of us
Since May Allah azza wa jal turn all our bad deeds into good deeds and repent upon us.
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