Minor & Major Sins in Islam
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I begin my brothers and sisters by saying the following,
that every single one of us, falls into sin.
From the moment we are born, Allah subhanho wa Taala places into us even before we're born,
the natural inclination of desire and temptation.
And Allah created the angels, the humans and the jinns. And the animals as he has explained to us in the Quran.
And we understand that the angels have an intellect but no desire. Therefore, they are not prone to sin.
But they do have choice because the desires don't tempt them.
The animals they have only instinct and desire with a little bit of intellect but not enough. Therefore they work by their instinct, and however they feel.
As for the humans in jinns, Allah created us in between.
We have intellect,
and we have desires in temptation.
And we're constantly wrestling between the two.
So we all sin, my brothers and sisters. But we all also have the tendency of taqwa, which is to return to Allah. To place a barrier what is taqwa it means to place a barrier between you and Allah's punishment.
Taqwa also means to avoid sins because you love Allah and your honor Allah and respect Allah.
Taqwa also mean means the fear of losing Allah's connection and love.
Taqwa also means to tread in your life carefully
from the thorns that paved the way and if you fall into a thorn, you cleanse yourself again and again and again.
Until your soul leaves your body.
And we can never understand this or appreciate it until we understand that we came from Allah.
We have a purpose in this life. Everything in this life comes down to one thing we have been created to worship and we are in a test at the moment.
We're in an exam, whether you like it or not.
And we are returning back to Allah and Allah knows exactly what we're thinking He knows our secrets and our public affairs and everything is written to detail. He will who will hold us accountable and he is fair and just but he's also merciful and forgiving. And he is also punishing for those who deserve Subhanallah without
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the way he fashioned us. Allah says He gave us the intellect to know right from wrong. He gave us the intellect from right from wrong to know right from wrong. He who purifies themselves has succeeded and he who obeys their desires has failed. It's as simple as that.
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Surely your Lord is abounding in his forgiveness.
My brothers and sisters, in this verse of the Quran, Allah subhana wa Allah tells us
that we all have the tendency to do righteousness, or sin.
And that Allah tells us those who avoid the bigger sins which God had forbidden, the major sins, the big offenses,
Allah will forgive the minor offenses that we do, automatically without doing anything.
Your Lord's forgiveness is wide.
But you have to be careful my brothers and sisters,
Allah subhanho wa Taala has made major sins and minor sins.
The minor sins are forgiven if you can stay away from the major sins. This is the deal Allah gives us on one condition.
And we're going to talk about it in detail
that we do not take the minor sins for granted.
And think that this is a green card for us to sin against the law with the minor things which he has forbidden.
And to think that we are going to Paradise because of it.
feeling okay about it, and not caring that Allah has forbidden even minor sins.
And the other condition is not to insist on continuing on particular minus things while you know that you are doing it insisting again and again and again and again and again.
So let us delve into this and talk about it in detail in sha Allah.
Three men came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. One of them wanted to be a Superman, three of them wanted to be super Muslims. The first one said I have vowed never to eat in a day fast every single day.
The second one says I vowed never to go to sleep, I'm going to pray all night for the rest of my life. The third one said I have vowed never to get married. I'm going to practice celibacy and avoid all haram. All my life.
When the Prophet sallallahu Sallam heard about them, he said, The extremists are soon to destruction. The extremists destroy themselves three times. He said I eat and I eat and I fast. I sleep and I pray and I marry women.
Then he said proceeds that I'm said we'll let the NFC be led by the one who possesses my soul in his hand. Lola with Nicola hub Allah who become if you are not to sin, Allah would have perished you and wiped you all off the earth.
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for yourself your own Allah. And they will ask Allah to forgive them over and over again turning to him in repentance all the time, that I Allah failed Pharaoh alone, and he will forgive them the Hadith in Sahih. Muslim,
my brothers and sisters, people should not misunderstand this hadith and take it in a way that will harm them. It is not a green light to say I'm allowed to sin. Because of this hadith.
The hadith is talking about two things. Number one, the extremism where people think that they can live a life without any sin at all. That is impossible. In fact, Why did Allah Subhana Allah create us tend with a tendency to sin?
Because Allah subhanaw taala as name is at the web, the one who forget who forgives the one who loves when he servant returns.
I look for the one who constantly forgives, or Rahim, how is his name going to be manifested? If we don't sin and return to Him and He is at the web, that's how Allah subhanaw taala is and he loves to forgive at the same time.
At the same time, Allah subhanaw taala is telling us they still have your own. They seek Allah's forgiveness, not just like that, which is go ahead, don't do major sins.
Pray my prayers, and continue in all my minor sins as if I'm living and strolling,
loving life with doing all the sins so long as they're minor.
Brothers and sisters, that's not the way
for if I love to do even minor sins. What am I thinking of Allah subhanho wa Taala Who is Allah to me? What does he mean to me? If you love your wife or you love your husband, you love your children. Sometimes you want to do something right. But if you love your parents or your children
so much, you are ready to sacrifice and even things that are you know, things that are not bad, you will avoid them or if you want, you know whatever desires whatever time you have, you will give it up because of your love for these people. What about Allah subhana wa Taala who gave us everything that we have
and that is why the Scholars used to say do not look at the size of the sin, but look at consider who you are sinning against who you are disobeying, disobeying Allah subhanaw taala
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beware of the insignificant sins. What does it mean insignificant, not that the sins are insignificant. Beware of you. What most people look at as whatever simple sins, they're just minor sins.
For he said, Those who take minor sins for granted. They're like, this is like a group of people going into a valley.
And they want to light up a fire. So one person goes and gets a stick one stick, another person goes against another stick, and a third person, a fourth person, a fifth person, let's say there's 100 of them. And now suddenly, you have 100 sticks. And you can light up a fire, suddenly you have a fire.
The minor sins are like these little sticks. You get a little bit of a swan scene here, another scene there. Another scene there another scene there another since they're not caring, not caring. We're not talking about people who we all sin every day. But they're the people who don't care. They take it for granted. They know what it is and they don't care.
Sins after sins after sins. It's like that and then the fire is ignited.
So my brothers and sisters let us delve and talk about it in sha Allah.
What is a sin in Islam?
A sin is something which Allah has forbidden
either in the Quran,
or by His Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam in an authentic hadith or both.
It is forbidden. It's called an offense. It is the difference between right and wrong things. It's similar to illegal activity,
doing a legal offense, disobeying the law, crossing a red light for those but
disobeying Allah's law.
In Islam, there is no such concept as an original sin.
This is a Christian concept, especially Catholics. They believe that because of our father Adam ate from the forbidden tree, that we inherited an original sin.
And that is why we have the tendency to sin they say
and that is why in some of the denominations, they get baptized, because when they get baptized, they say that it's an atonement sacrament, which gets rid of or prepares them again, from the major original sin. They still have the tendency to sin they say, but they've inherited this original sin. We're Muslims and the Quran says No, Allah says, oh, Allah Terzian always,
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Allah says no person will carry the burden and the sin of another person. And Allah says we will never punish anyone until a messenger comes to them. You have to be warned. First you have to know the path has to be clear to you. And then Allah Subhana Allah will hold people accountable.
In Islam, we also have three types of people who don't get sins. Number one,
a person who is in asleep, literally in his sleep, and slept in whatever he or she says or does. Let's say they accidentally slipped past the solid even though they had the intention to wake up and they tried their best but out of their control, there is no sin upon you while you are asleep. Number two, a person who is a child, a child until they reach puberty, there is no sin on a child. And number three, a person who has lost his mind or her mind or has a mental a real mental illness or disorder. That is very clear that this person has no control over their actions Amazonia and he a person who has genuine or a person who has gone unconscious or a person who has lost memory or some
kind of issue, cognitively
All these people to various degrees, Allah subhanaw taala knows who deserves in who doesn't.
The prophets of Allah Salam also said roofie on metal Hapa witness Ian,
from my ummah from my nation, mistakes and forgetfulness has been lifted
off them the the sin of mistake and forgetfulness has been lifted. If you genuinely forgot a duty that you had to do, you genuinely made a mistake, you assumed something genuinely but then you found out that you had it wrong. And it ended up being a sin. The pen is lifted off you.
However, brothers and sisters, we cannot use ignorance as an excuse for everything.
You and I may not know that something is a sin, and we're not going to know everything of course. However, if we are not actively learning our deen
and we have given up we don't want to learn we don't want to read we don't want to ask and we're just living our life just for this life. No concern for the deen for the read person reaches 4050 6070 years old and still doesn't know that there are five daily prayers for example, still doesn't know that pork is haram still doesn't know that alcohol is haram for example, or the Riba is haram, or that fasting is a must or Hajj is a must. This is not an acceptable ignorance.
But if a person did not have the opportunity to learn because of circumstances, that's a different story, things that the majority of people already know as Muslims, every Muslim has to know it. And if they didn't know they must seek repentance from Allah Subhana Allah and learn it. Imam Shafi if you know who he is the great Imam, a chef here he says,
ignorance if we were to give an excuse for all the ignorance, then it would be better for people not to know to stay ignorant, so that they don't feel the pain of sin and they don't regret just live their life on
what's called on auto autopilot.
Better not to know they say ignorance is bliss. No, we don't have that. We have a duty to learn. Of course, there are things that are too hard to know like scholars know about them.
We are exempt from that within our capacity insha Allah. Things like the five daily salad, like fasting Ramadan, is a cat Hajj, the main forbidden things that everybody knows, we don't have an excuse to remain ignorant about them. Brothers and sisters, the details is a different story.
My brothers and sisters, Why did Allah subhanahu wa taala creates sin.
Allah created us with desires and temptations. So why make the sin upon us when He made us this way?
Allah did not make a sinful brother and sisters, he gave us the tendency and he gave us the intellect and the power and the will to fight it.
But we must be responsible for how we use our desires and temptations. Allah created desires and temptations which are the cause of our sins. But why? Because desires and temptations are needed for us in our life. They give us joy, they give us happiness. They allow us to live our lives in certain ways. For example, there's temptation and desire between a husband and wife, it encouraged them to get married to get closer to be intimate with each other. There's desire for food alone, I don't want you to enjoy what He has given you. There's love for,
you know, joking and entertainment so that we can use it with our children with our friends, to lighten up the mood and to help each other keep going in life.
There's all these different desires and temptations and need good, we need them.
But we have to be responsible in how we use them because we can use them in the wrong way.
A person can follow their desire to a point where they do where they murder,
where they betrayed, where they rape, where they steal, where they cheat. That's not where the desire should be placed.
The desire to place in the right place. Since Allah created desires and temptations brothers and sisters he told us to be responsible with how we use them. it necessitates that Allah says don't use it this way. Use it that way. I will reward you for using it in the right way. And I will
hold you accountable for use it in the wrong way. Allah says well, yeah form Cassie. Allah also pardons many things.
Brothers and sisters, since
a test of our truthfulness, our trust in Allah and our obedience team.
They are to distinguish between those deserving of Allah's reward and those who are not
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said forbidden things haram things toward off harm from us, since humans are filled with desire and temptation, and to protect your rights and other people's rights, for example, Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala forbid, intoxicants, alcohol and wine, intoxicants
because of the major harm it causes to you and other people.
And at the moment, if you just look it up just Google it
any, any place, you will find that the number one cause in the world,
for the most crimes committed is alcohol.
The number one cause for domestic violence in families is alcohol.
And Allah says in the Quran, alcohol, intoxicants is the right name, and gambling, they have good in them in some ways, but the harm outweighs the good. What is the harm
causing crime. And what's funny is that in a lot of the Western legal systems, a person if they are drunk, they allow them to drink, they can get drunk, this is all right, there's no legal penalty, but if they commit a crime, they are accountable. It's an offence, why allow it and then call it an offense. Whereas in Islam, both of them are on offense, drinking, and committing. Since it forbids you from drinking in the first place, even a drop,
then you are responsible for the outcome of getting drunk as a result and committing crime.
That's just one example.
The example of sleeping around Xena adultery and fornication. In the 80s and 90s, there was a pet an epidemic of AIDS and HIV.
The scientists got together after millions were wiped out 10s Hundreds of millions were wiped out as a result of AIDS and HIV because people slept in a way that is haram,
adultery and fornication.
And when they discovered a way to treat HIV, till today, we still have STDs and STI is rampant everywhere
and curable diseases still there. As an example, I'm just giving you a few examples.
So Allah subhanaw taala, does not forbid something unless it's harmful to you, or to test you with it. And we have a soul, a mind and a body. And we are responsible for our soul, our mind and our body. Every sin has a negative effect on our soul, a negative effect on our hearts and a negative effect on our body and mind. Every sin brothers and sisters, and every sin has an effect later on. You may not see the effect now you can probably see the effect later. years to come. Sometimes, every sin has an effect, and we are indebted to our sins. However, the only way out is changing our ways, repentance and some other ways which we're going to talk about and show.
My brothers and sisters there are different types of sinners. There are the sinners who justify their sin.
There are sinners who will argue with the Quran and will only accept the sins which they accept which they want. As for the sins they cannot accept, they will argue with the Quran. This is disbelief in Allah.
There is a difference between a person who is a servant to their sin who has got a problem. And a person who tries to say no
reinterpret the verses of the Quran according to his or her whims and desires and a person who does their sin while admitting it's wrong. Both are still sins, but one is Cofer. One is disbelief. One is major sin.
There are sinners
who do the sin, but only feel regret for some of them but don't feel regret for others.
Some others will get so used to them. It's a habit. And we no longer feel any of the flame inside our heart towards it. In fact, we enjoy it. And we look forward to the next sin in the same way. Addictions and habits.
Brothers and sisters, and there are those who do regret, but they can't leave it.
And there are those who want to regret but they can't regret. What do we do about them? We say look for the cause. Some people they sin and they don't regret. They can't feel it. But then when they hear a lecture or they hear a verse of the Quran, or Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam which moves the heart, or a warning or hear about Hellfire or judgment day or Allah Subhana Allah says
Suddenly, they feel it. So what have I done?
Who am I?
What have I become? And this is not bad for your brother and sister is not bad for your health.
It is good for your health inshallah. So long as your mindset is right, so long as you know what you need to do, what do you do about it? If you are sick, you go to the doctor. If you are in pain, you ask for the medicine. You get remedies, isn't that correct? If we're not one thing didn't work, you try another way, isn't it right? Same with sins.
If this doesn't work, I try another way. I returned back to Allah subhanho wa taala.
My brothers and sisters having said all this, there are two types of sins, major sins and minor sins. What is the difference between the major and the minor?
Allah subhanho wa Taala says also in Surah, Al comma
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Allah says, if you can avoid the major sins of what we are forbidden, we will forgive your minor sins automatically and let you enter a generous, beautiful entrance into paradise. So therefore there's major and there is minor.
What are they? The major and serious sins brothers and sisters, the hula, the scholars have classified them in the following way. They said there are approximately seven T in number, approximately.
And they have different degrees of severity. Some are less, some are more. Not all of them apply to us. Some of them apply in the past, they don't apply now. But there are 13 that I mentioned by name in the Quran and Hadith. The rest of them, we know them, by the way that ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala attaches a warning or a punishment to them in the Quran or in the Sunnah. In the Hadith, the 13th that I mentioned by name are the following.
associating partners with Allah. This is not only a major sin, but it's also disbelief in Allah, associating partners with Allah.
The second one that is mentioned by name, mistreatment and abuse of parents.
That is mentioned in the second degree. So parents have a great right on upon us. Number three, false witness perjury.
Where by giving a false witness, you're going to cause harm for someone else, lying as a witness. Number four, murder.
Murdering number five, sorcery, voodoo magic, real magic that people do.
consuming the wealth of orphans. I know it doesn't apply to most of us here. But those who are sponsoring orphans or foster orphans, donations come to the orphans and what happens is they take it instead of using it for the orphans. This is something has to be done in the past in some places today. Number seven, riba usury consuming usury. Today the new name is called interest.
Number one, number eight. This doesn't apply to us now. But this is in the case of the battlefield. When there is a charge that Muslims have to charge for a person to leave and abandon their brothers and sisters during the charge. Number nine, accusing a chaste a woman
do you see Subhanallah in this hadith a chaste woman is mentioned that we are it is forbidden ism is one of the big major sins to accuse her of committing adultery or fornication when she is known to be chaste meaning she is not known to sleep with other men in a haram way. She is not known for wickedness and a person accuses a major sin.
The next one,
a false oath. You say Wallahi on a lie.
For Allah He deliberately on a lie is a major sin.
Because using Allah's Name
the next one
when a person curses or swears at their parents
This has mentioned different to the other one. The other one is more of an action and treatment. This one is more verbal, cursing a person's parents.
And I want your brothers and sisters, there's a hadith and Francois Selim, he says there will come a time when people will swear at their own father. They said how he Rasul Allah, he said that will swear other people's fathers, then that person will swear to his father, it's as if he swore at his own father. So we don't involve parents.
killing a child, killing your own child. This is abortion. And in the past, they used to bury their children alive. Sometimes people have babies, and they go and throw them in the bin, or in the on the streets and end up dying. This is a major sin, infanticide.
And subhanAllah one of the reasons in the modern world that leads to that is when people go around having sexual relationships,
but they're not married.
And so a lot of them are young, 14 1516 years old.
And they're not committed yet for marriage. But they can have a boyfriend and girlfriend and sleep around or sleep with one guy, it doesn't matter when we say sleeping around some multiple, all of that a bit in Islam, we see the result of it,
many of them in hospitals, and I've actually personally asked in different hospitals or when I've been there for different reasons, as midwives have asked nurses about these things, because I'm a teacher, and I like to know what's going on in the world of the youth.
They say a lot of 50s and 60s get abortions on a weekly basis. Because they can't be mothers yet, obviously, they're very young. In my mind, I'm saying Subhanallah we forbid marriage, marriage is forbidden by law. But to sleep with another guy and be pregnant and get an abortion is permissible by law. Whereas in Islam, it cuts the problem from its root. There is no sexual relationships before marriage.
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was zenabis Oettinger. And this is a bit odd, but it used to happen a lot and probably does happen now in secret, committing adultery or fornication with the wife of your neighbor.
Probably a bit bit odd for us it happens a lot. Why? Because the neighbors are closest. And because your neighbors a lot of people tend to trust each other too much, but there's a boundary in Islam. So these things happen a lot. Now brothers and sisters, any major sin, any sin that Allah Allah talks about the Prophet SAW Selim and attaches a punishment or a warning or a curse or an anger or if it has a punishment in Sharia law, or has a punishment in the hereafter that is mentioned know that this is a major sin. How do you know as a layperson, as as a commoner or a person who hasn't studied Sharia? Well, you've got to ask the people of knowledge and the more you know, the more you
abstain insha Allah. Here are some other examples which the scholars have enumerated about major sins, each one of the ones I'm about to mention now, obviously, they vary in degrees of severity, some are worse than others. They all have an attachment of punishment or warning or anger from Allah or a curse attached to them. The first one, as I said before, is shirk, which is making pongola murder. And I'm going to add a few more details here. Just some of them some of the more common ones suicide,
serious injustice, to others loan serious injustice, not doing your obligatory acts of worship, for example, missing the five daily prayers as a major sin brothers and sisters, not fasting Ramadan, or even one day is a major sin. Not paying goes aka is a major sin, not covering in the way that Allah ordered us to cover. Men have a specific way of covering in front of
other people and women have a specific way of covering in front of non Muslims and other people hijab, the Outre. It's a major sin to reveal them.
Another one is adultery, fornication and homosexuality acting upon these three doing them is a major sin.
Perjury and false witness in court or false witness when it means others will be harmed. We said this riba which is user in interest, gambling, theft, extortion, serious blackmail,
deliberately avoiding paying a debt.
A debt that you owe to someone
that you're supposed to give back. According to Islam is a major sin if you don't pay it deliberately and you were able to pay it. Not the person was unable, but the person was able unless the person forgives you
included in brothers and sisters, this applies to the brothers, the Mahara, the bridal gift or the way they call it the dowry, or the Tao of your wife, which you promised in the beginning of marriage. If you have not given that, and it's owed to her, and she requests it and you refuse to give it this is a major sin.
It's a debt.
Accusing a chaste woman, intoxicants wine, alcohol and recreational drugs which can intoxicate a person
that's for eating pork and non halal meat. There is a difference of opinion among the scholars. Some say it's in the major category, others they say it's the minor.
Doing it once is a minus in doing it many times becomes a major sin.
Another one is harmful backbiting.
The scholars differed on whether Backbiting is a major sin or minor sin. In general, if the backbiting involves accusation of another person or slander, it's not true or can cause serious harm to the person physically or their reputation or their family and property then it is a major sin, that type of backbiting. The other type of Backbiting is the one that is very minor.
It doesn't go beyond there it doesn't cause any harm to the other person that goes into a minus in. So not all Backbiting is major. However, there is a type of backbiting that is a major sin in all cases and that's called the gossiper who incites or provokes conflict between people. That one is called an Imam, or an amoeba. Rasulillah Salam once passed to grapes, the Hadith in Bukhari and Muslim. And he is and he, the Companions saw him get a plant, I don't know what kind of plant it was, again, he split it into two and put one on each grave.
This doesn't mean that we put plants it was the Prophet sallallaahu Selim, he did this specifically for these two graves from the blessing
of his hands. And he said these two men in there are being punished. And they are not being punished for something that you consider big in your eyes. Oh people. The first one used to take for granted NASA. NASA means impurities used to go to the toilet, and doesn't care that the urine used to splash all over his clothes and go and pray with them and worship Allah with them. Never cared about cleaning himself. Now, I don't want people to get into a paranoia from this. Some people that get into obsessive compulsive disorder, little bits that you are not aware of. It doesn't matter Insha Allah, they are the people who deliberately and actively neglect themselves.
That's why young people avoid urinals. And if you can, the Sunnah is to sit. And it's also healthy for you. Recent studies have shown this that long term it helps prevent certain
diseases, prostate cancer and so on, if you sit down, even for number one, so anyway, that's what happened. He said the second person used to walk around with an amoeba. He used to go around gossiping to other people about things that would cause conflict and fights between people. That is a major sin my brothers and sisters.
And one more deliberately praying in a state of job. You know what Job is right?
An example of job is when a person wakes up from bed with a wet dream and doesn't have a shower, knows that they are in that state and goes and prays it's a major sin. You have to shower before or married people if you after intercourse, you don't shower and then you go and pray deliberately. This is also a major sin. So this is these are some of the major sins. Let's go to the minor sins now Inshallah, what is a minor sin? We learned that a major sin, any sins which accompany a warning from Allah, a punishment, a curse
and anger from Allah, a strong stern warning These are major sins. The minor sins therefore, are all the rest that do not come with punishment or warnings. Allah Samantha may have said avoided the Prophet sallallahu Sallam may have said avoided but there's no stern warning these are called minor since my brothers and sisters what are the minor sins
for example, they day to day minor sins that people do and we all are prone to sin as we said, such as these are some of the ones that I've listed and done some research about them, looking at forbidden things. So person looks at the our nudity or nakedness or a sexual image. Or looking at Agra. For example, if a man looks at another woman passing by, in a way that is sexual, or someone who's not covered well and we deliberately look at them or on the Internet or pornography
Are these looking at it once is a minus in
looking at it again and again and again and again and again and not caring and finding
enjoyment again and looking forward to the next time and the next time and the next time. What do you think is going to happen brother and sisters? What happens to minor sins when we continue, continue continue continue deliberately
it becomes a habit and the major habit and a major sin. How to habits become an aquarium says Everything starts with a thought. If you don't repel the thought, it turns into an idea. If you don't repel the idea, it turns into a plan. If you don't repel the plan, it turns into an action. If you repeat the action again and again eventually becomes a habit and an addiction. There is a way insha Allah Allah through repentance and reverse in sha Allah who died.
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will talk about repentance and how to deal with this soon.
Number two listening to forbidden things, anything that's forbidden, such as listening to gossip, listening to swear words over and over again. So be careful with the rap music brothers and sisters. Some scholars assume some scholar majority of scholars are of the opinion that music in general is haram. There is a minor minority of scholars past and present who consider some music Halal with conditions. We're not going to go into that that but either way brothers sisters, what is agreed upon is that it is a minor sin and listening to gossip and all that stuff and haram words and things like that is a minor sin. So you got to try and avoid as much as you can, as much as you can,
touching or kissing the opposite gender or non Muharram non Maha not your daughter or your wife or your mother or someone non Muslims, kissing, hugging, touching.
Some of the brothers they say they say to me sometimes your share of the students sir hamdulillah I've never committed adultery or fornication. So I've done everything sir. But what Allah when it came to the major one I stopped.
I'm strong so I fear Allah
so habibi. Sometimes, the accumulation of repetition over and over and over and over can becomes worse than Zina itself sometimes. Why? Because the effect can be worse. Some people I know have committed adultery and fornication is not to make it any lighter, but committed adultery and fornication and it caused them to repent to Allah and never return again and change their life.
But when we take the small ones for granted the shaytaan, he comes to you and he knows this guy is not going to go astray with alcohol. I can't bring the alcohol to him. Not with a woman to his doorstep or a man I can't do that. I can't make them eat pork. I can't make them kill. But
I can make them feel like the minor sins are okay. And by the time they're dead, they would have gotten all these amazing minor sins and I'll be laughing.
Brothers and sisters, be careful.
So once or twice, you repent again, you pray your Salah, you go back to it, you feel regret, you feel pain, you don't like doing it. That's a different story. We're going to talk about that in a minute. Being alone with the opposite gender. In a secluded place, a man and a woman who are not Muslims to each other in a closed room is a minor sin. However, be careful of that. Minor sins lead to major sins. That's why they're called minor sins. But also our seller says McDonough Rajon Wamba tune Illa wacana Shaitan with any format
any man or woman who seclude themselves alone, the shaitan is always the third always the third
don't give me ifs ands and buts brothers and sisters. Because we know as humans, one thing leads to another
Am I right or wrong?
Honestly with ourselves the only way out of is to be honest with ourselves
and to stop don't even get there insha Allah Allah Allah Krupp Zina Don't come close to Xena lying, lying. There's a difference of opinion among the scholars some say their major sin some say minus in others which is the middle ground they say it depends on what kind of lying it is. If it's a lying which causes serious harm to other people, such as perjury, false witness selling goods and cheating a person selling them a default a faulty item for big price and so on. All of this is lying This is major sin. As for lying where it's day to day like what we do sometimes we call them white light, sometimes a yellow light sometimes, but it's not harming anyone. They're minor sins. However
accumulation of this does develop a habit of allowing person and allowing person who constantly lie
Isn't everything they say? Yeah and this type of a person, their heart will become dirtier as time goes and eventually they will fall into bigger crime. My brothers and sisters watching something.
Watching, say a movie or something like that, and inappropriate things popping up. These are minor sins, swearing and cursing. So when I say cursing as in the swear words that someone or saying things that hurt them is a minor sin. Jealousy and grudges are a minor sin unless you have a right to hold a grudge unless you have a right but in general their minor sins
false or unjustifiable anger. So carrying out acting upon an anger that is unjustified, we are allowed to get angry. In fact, sometimes we must get angry and we get rewarded for it when we get angry for the sake of Allah. But obviously there has to be wisdom in how we apply the anger that takes you out of your state of mind you start throwing things around and saying things with not even paying attention is a minor sin and if you cause harm to someone it becomes a major sin if your cause and sometimes it can cause murder last summer Hello. So be careful of anger try to calm down I'll give you a little hint of how to control anger and shall is just one little hint inshallah
brothers and sisters did you know biologically
when you get angry
when you get angry,
the reasoning process thinking is delayed literally by 10 seconds. How many seconds 10 The thought process and the anger they have erase the anger comes out first. And literally within 10 seconds your brain thinks.
So if you are angry and you act upon the anger you're delaying the thought process you continue to get self angry, angry, angry, each one is 10 seconds, 10 seconds, 10 seconds, 10 seconds. But if you can take from the moment you're angry, just wait 10 seconds somehow, just 10 seconds, you will find Subhanallah you start thinking then when you start thinking you control that anger and directed in the right place.
Just look at people with road rage for example. As soon as they get angry they act upon it within the first 10 seconds. That's why problems happen. But if you can wait 10 seconds find yourself calming down and you start thinking this is a biological fact.
You start thinking
another reason why people get angry is because you feel your right has taken has been taken baby Okay, someone passed in front of you in the car.
Take 10 seconds. And I think Hold on a minute. I've done it to other people before
this person doesn't mean it probably in a hurry or they just just take it as isn't wasn't really personal. And suddenly your anger starts to calm down because he found the reason that hold on a minute. It's not really personal.
So there are there's actually really good lessons on YouTube. You can find them in sha Allah, by some shakes and by experts who talk about how to control the anger number. The last ones is
harming your neighbor with minor things. You know what people do day to day minor things with neighbor
others for example, smoking cigarettes, smoking shisha or gala
That big thing that looks like a bonk, shisha.
Vape vaping is a good one. All these are minor sins which accumulate and harm you brothers and sisters.
urinating or going to the toilet to do number one number two while facing the Qibla deliberately is a minor sin for example.
Bringing impurities to the mosque is a minor sin and you know there's impurities on you and you enter the mosque with it deliberately as a minor sin. Praying in times which disliked such as when the sun is rising or setting is a minor sin it's not a major one.
Speaking when the Imam is delivering the hookah is a minor sin continuing to sell and buy when you know it's time for Zuma for example. You don't go and you delay it is a minor sin.
Leading the salah if you're going to pray to the Imam while you know the people don't want you to praise him or debate it's there.
When you know that your brother has
proposed to a particular girl for marriage proposed and you're going to propose to her in secret as well. This is a minor sin and can probably cause a big fight.
And I remember one brother
to seven sisters at once.
Each one didn't know that he had proposed to the other one. So he's kind of seeing his
Right? Which one works out in the end he'll just get rid of the other ones and go with the one that works.
These sisters, they happen to communicate with each other.
think social media at first come out.
And one of them said meet me here.
The brother went to meet them. Guess what? All seven of them seven of them are waiting for him. Together. You bring seven women together, man that's world war three.
That brother goes to meet as soon as I saw them from a distance, they all looked at me because Wallahi I didn't enter. I just got in my car. I ran away and I traveled went to my home country. And I married someone there. He ran away.
He escaped the country brothers and sisters.
He'll say the shahada if you went in there, that's correct. So brothers and sisters, this you can see why minus things can cause let's not a minus in for him to propose to several sisters. It's not a sin at all, actually. But obviously you got to use your logic.
It can cause you harm but anyway.
Sometimes a sister may no two brothers came and proposed to her She won't say about one but or the other and see which one's more options this is minus in brothers and sisters.
Conflict a lot you fight a lot with people verbal fighting a lot this happens between husband and wife a lot or with your children and you know your friends fighting a lot all the time always fighting and arguing. These are minor sins that accumulate abandoning your Muslim brother or sister not talking to you, I don't want to talk to you. And then you know, we're not talking for days and weeks and you might think, well, I lost my dad doesn't accept their good deeds. Yes, Allah Subhana Allah says that, but there's no punishment attached to it. And the good deeds eventually there aren't they're put on hold. So on a Day of Judgment, Allah brings them and says, Okay, what's going
on? Come over here. What are we going to do with this? And he judges them and eventually the good deed start getting distributed as they should, but it's a minor sin, not a major sin.
And brothers, sisters, there are many, many minus sins are many. And what Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran and props are seldom tells us that Allah spent Allah knows that we sin and He pardons us and He forgives us. So what is the way out my dear brothers and sisters finally,
the way our brothers and sisters is not to confess your sin Number one, don't go out confessing and thinking you have to tell people you have to tell parents you have to tell the Imam so you can live that guilt off. You don't need to do that. In fact, it's probably a sin to go and expose your sin. And you'll probably give other people ideas. They'll say oh my god, this person who always see in the masjid Oh, they're like they've been doing these sins and then you come and tell them what Lebra you say bro, I've been doing this since a while I feel bad about it. And then they might say to you Hollis repent to Allah brother. But you might give them ideas. Maybe they tell other people maybe
it's another group of things they get ideas. Maybe they would have thought of you as Masha Allah and and they find out Hold on a minute, this person's also a sinner like me. So they take it easy with their sins, don't expose your sins. That's number one. Number two brothers and sisters.
We don't get baptized. I know that. But that's what Catholics do. Get baptized. We're not we don't need someone to do a ritual for us. So it has no rituals, whether it's baptism or anything else. How there are two ways the minor sins has one way and the major sins has another way. Don't mix the two. Let's start with the minor sins. How do I get rid of my accumulated minor sins over the years?
Very easy brothers and sisters. But also Allah subhanho wa Taala says firstly in the Quran, all along we will need or I do about equal more God Dunedain Runa Shiva
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Here is a beautiful positive hope. Allah says Allah wants to forgive you and wants you to return to Him and accept your repentance.
But those who follow their desires and you accompany them, they want to turn you away from Allah and away from your right path, a great turning away. Allah wants to lessen your burden.
He doesn't want harm on you. And man was created weak, meaning Allah knows we have desires so Allah knows. He understands what you're going through. Some people regret some people feel bad about this and they can't leave it. Allah Subhana Allah knows and he will assist you but he wants you to come back he wants you to do something. Just take a step and Allah will give you the next step. Take another step Allah will come to you 10 Steps come walking team Allah will come running to you just try it my brothers and sisters Wallahi once you make that this
And you'll feel the willpower. Allah subhanaw taala also says what? Oh in a law he
repent all of you believers repent and return back to Allah. Oh honorable believers so that you may reach success and salvation. So my brothers and sisters repentance and returning to Allah is the key.
Minor sins. Allah says if you avoid the major sins I will forgive you your minor sins that's one way don't have do the major sins you have a greater chance of your minor sins being automatically forgiven. Number two, Allah says
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Allah says perform your Salah your prayers in the day and in the night.
Verily good deeds, wipe away bad deeds. When you do good deeds, it wipes away your minor sins. So here is a way brother and sisters never leave a minus sin and attended. Even if you spent the entire night looking at something you shouldn't be looking 1000 times. Make sure insha Allah you go and make called or the next day you do something give sadaqa you pray a couple of prayers. You do some good deeds and then regret what you've done. At least you have better chance for Allah subhanaw taala to forgive your sin and you'll keep that heart going you'll keep that repentance gone. There is a difference between somebody who does their minus sins and then gives up hope and says I've got
no hope. And then just keeps going on autopilot like that. Allahu Akbar you're destroying yourself and sisters, destroying yourself. Return. Allah says in the Quran called LEAH I have the Levine as often
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Rahi say oh Mohammed, so to them on my behalf. Oh my slaves, oh my servants
who have overburdened themselves with regret and pain because of their sins. Do not despair and give up hope from the Mercy of Allah. Allah forgives all sins Allah is the oft forgiving, Most Merciful. For enable, come back or enable Oh, be calm Wesley, Mulan. Me.
Don't come close to Allah. Allah says come close with your good deeds. Come close with your worship, come close to Allah. Even while you are dirty with sins, come close to Allah. Come close to him. And submit yourself to Him. Tell Him Oh my Lord, I'm weak. I have a problem. My Lord helped me I'm still there. It's been five years yah, yah. Yah, Rob, when are you going to take this off? Meet continue. Allah says Stay close to me and complain to me about your sins. Don't leave me. One day in sha Allah maybe one day it'll go.
Before Allah says before a day comes when the punishment of your Lord will come and no one will save you. Don't leave a last panel with
my brothers and sisters. This is the way to deal with minor sins. Always do good deeds your will do. takes away my innocence. Your fasting takes away my innocence. Sadaqa takes away minor sins, saying a good word to your mother at home takes away minor sins saying good word to your father, looking after your children and being kind to them. being merciful to a pet being merciful to an animal Subhanallah being good to your neighbor saying Salam aleikum to someone smiling is a sadhaka moving a harmful object from the street even if it's something small is a sadaqa restraining your anger takes away your minor sins forgiving someone takes away your minor sins Subhanallah from solid to
solid forgives the minor sins in between from Joomla to Joomla. forgives the minor sins from house to hash from hombre tomra from Ramadan to Ramadan fasting the day of Arafat fasting the day of Muharram all of these runs his dua saying stuff for Allah Allah them saying Leila Illallah reciting the
Quran Malhotra Allahu Anhu said yeah rasool Allah give me advice he said it tequila hydromorphone. Fear Allah wherever you want to be. I say yeah tell Hassan at a tempo. And follow up your bad deed with a good data wipe it away will Harlequin sob Hello Can Hassan and live on good terms with people, all of these brothers sisters wipe away the minus sins in sha Allah, so long as you continue them that will wipe away and there is hope in sha Allah Huhtala just don't take them for granted and say Allah I'm okay I'm going straight to paradise. Don't think like that. The whole idea is say to yourself I am I know myself, I am sinful in ways I ask Allah to forgive me. I'll continue my good
My brothers and sisters, lastly, major sins. How do you get rid of major sins? major sins? Brothers, sisters, there's only one way? No two ways. major sins are only forgiven by Allah in one way. And there are four conditions. You got to meet these four conditions. The first three are for everybody. And the fourth one is for specific cases. What are they? Number one?
Stop that major sin.
UCLA stop it.
How can someone repent to Allah and ask Him to forgive them when they still got the intention to do it tomorrow.
If you ask Allah to forgive you for something and in the back of your mind, you're intending tomorrow to do it or tonight. That's not repentance.
If you repent to Allah and in your mind, you're saying, we'll see how it goes. Maybe maybe not. You have not sincerely repented.
So until that happens, you've done the first condition. Number two is regret.
You're going to regret the sin. I said before some people can't regret they've been in it for so long. And they say to themselves, I can't regret. We say to you look for the cause. recycle it and learn from it and go to a lecture pick up something about the day of judgment on YouTube, listen to it. Go and sit with somebody who's knowledgeable and maybe and tell them what can I do maybe they'll remind you of Allah subhanaw taala something like that in sha Allah once you hear it in a gem, I hope it hits you in sha Allah. So don't abandon the Masjid. Don't abandon goodwill, just friends. Don't abandon these places, brothers sisters, because they will remind you Inshallah, and lastly,
make a commitment by asking Allah to forgive you an Ecuador Pro Tour cousin, lift your hands up and say, Oh, Allah, forgive me. Forgive me out from my heart, and I promise you not to return to it. The fourth condition is if you owe someone a right that you have taken from them.
The Toba the repentance is not complete until you have returned what you took from them.
If it's their reputation, try and make it up to them by asking them forgiveness, or by going and trying to fix and if you can't fix it, men do something good for them. give sadaqa on their behalf, make dua for them, look after their children, go and ask for the men with them do something that you can help them with.
If it's something you stole, return it or pay them for it. If you cheated them in business, go and be honest with yourself. What did you cheat them with? Go and pay them back?
Yes, friends, sisters, if you sold them something that was faulty and you lied to them, go back to them call them and our brother when he was about SubhanAllah 19 years old, he said to me was sitting in the car and he said to me it was a long time ago. He said you know
well, I've been listening to many lectures I've listened and listened to the Quran I go to the gym what I now I pray at the masjid and wallah My heart has opened up I repent to Allah and I'm changing my life. I said 100 Allah I hugged him and congratulated him. He said to me, there's one thing still on my mind said what is it? He said when I was 16? I stole a pair of jeans
from some street here in Melbourne from a shop
and I never returned the money or anything I said that's easy. Is the guy still there he goes the owner is still there I checked it goes go and pay him for it said what if he
you know becomes nasty with me I said good. Wait until he closes his shop. Put the money in an envelope how much was this there was this much I said put a little letter anonymous and worker under the under the door where there's a will there's a way you can find find it out and the shaitan won't be able to the shutdowns you know.
The shutdown is so weird. Right? If he can't get you one way, he gets you another way. Right.
So when you when the show plan is around, you lose ideas. You don't know what to do anymore. He comes and tells you, man, you're stuffed. You're finished. You got no hope Allah is going to punish where you think your salad is. You're a hypocrite. You're a hypocrite. You're a hypocrite and these whispers come through your head. Here you are telling people you've stolen pair of pants. Allah will never forgive you are going to hellfire. He'll probably even make you somehow someone will come and meet with you or on the internet and he'll push someone and whisper to them to run
But something terrible say you, you're a hypocrite just to make it even look feel worse another shaitan works. And then suddenly when you go and you say I've repented to Allah, I will not listen, I will not let anybody affect me the shutdown gives you ideas. She's like, Okay, go go here, put an envelope under the door, shut down sometimes gives you ideas. Why? Because where you're heading after that could be even better than that. He always says, Man, I'm better off with this small Good day than this big date. Because where he's heading right now he's going to come in, but it's probably gonna go to hedge, it's probably going to go and start reciting memorizing the Quran is
probably going to go none and I'll just solve this for him so that because some people the sin that they have done could be a cause for them changing their life. And the shaitan doesn't like that.
Do you know that brothers sisters? So anyway?
Let's say for example, husband and wife that could be big problems between them. Yeah, who am brothers and sisters? Just because she's your wife? Because he's your husband or your children? Or that your parents? Are they your brother and sister, make up with them as well and make it up? Talk to them constantly ask for forgiveness. Don't wait until they're on the deathbed and say Forgive me
25 It's good to ask them forgive me. Nothing wrong with that run sisters. Unless you live with a toxic narcissist or something like that. And humbly lash with McDermott, what do you do? But try, try your best Allah subhanaw taala is what matters to you. Allah is what matters to you at the end.
Brothers and sisters, divorces happen for example, they want to get back at each other. They owe them something they're not going to give it. They'll take them to court and go through gopher and go through all these things. Right to take what is not there's there's nothing wrong with you going to the court to get what is Islamically alright if the person doesn't give it to you, or if somebody is harming and the only way is to use the court to protect yourself you're allowed Islamically but to go to get what is not yours is haram some people they go to the sheriff's they said judge between us and the sheriff. So this is your right and this is your right sometimes either the man or the woman
think I didn't get enough. So what did they do? They go oh, if I go with the law, I'll get more. So they're going take it out of zoom and perjury and lying. These are major sins brothers and sisters Let us repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala before the day comes when there is no more repentance, my brothers and sisters last thing I want to say is this.
Some people say to me,
everything Allah forgives except for shirk.
Allah says this Allah forgives everything except for Ship.
Ship Brothers Sisters is polythene ism or making plans with Allah.
I just want to correct that understanding
Allah on the Day of Judgment when everybody has died and he raises you and everything's over. If you die with shake, major shake, that will no not be forgiven. But everything else may be forgiven. Allah says in the hola hola yo the federal anugerah Kobe haywire from Edwina delicacy Masha, Allah will not forgive that you make partners with him on the day of judgment, but he may forgive for whatever else he wills.
But if you repent from * in this life,
and you return and you renew your shahada, and you say stuff will allow them whether it's minor or major, and if it's minor shift, you say stuff for Allah and I repent to Allah, if it's major shift, you stop for Allah and say the shahada again, 111 Sisters, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah forgives, and he accepts the repentance more than a person who lost his candle in the middle of the desert and then sits there and thinks I'm going to die. And then he puts himself to sleep on on the palm tree and says, I've given up I'm just going to wait here until I'm dead, because I got no hope of survival or life. Then he wakes up and suddenly his camel is in front of him. How it was was I said, I'm sad
how, how, how joyful will he be? He gets so joyful that now he's going to have life that he wants to thank Allah and then because he's so joyful, he loses his mind and he says, accidentally, oh God, you are my slave and I am your Lord. He says that the other way around. Allah Hemanta Abdullah, hon, is meant to say, Oh my Lord, You are truly my Lord and I am your slave. Because out of joy, he said it the other way. And I saw Selim said, Allah is more joyful. When his servant comes back to him after a long time, then this man is joyful. In that situation. He even said the words wrong Subhanallah and brothers and sisters, Allah accepts repentance and he will not judge your past when
you have come back to him, but brothers and sisters returned to Allah and the signs of your repentance is your regret. And the signs of repentance is that your Eman rises, I conclude with this area, Allah says in mean
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Their hearts begin to shiver.
And their bodies react
and their Eman rises more than what they felt it before. And they truly put their trust and reliance upon Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah forgive our sins. May Allah Subhana Allah guide us melos pantalla pardon us, along in Nagar for one Kareem to hibel Alpha One. Also Aloha novena Muhammad was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh