Channel: Hesham Al-Awadi
his lecture is from “JIMAS Conference 2010: Healing the Heart – Strengthening our Dignity”. The lecture is entitled “Battlefield Heart: The Assault of Sins” and is introduced by Shaykh Abu Muntasir (Chief Executive of JIMAS) and delivered by Shaykh Hesham al-Awadi (Kuwait).
The talk is the about Mercy. The speaker touches the hearts with stories of the companins and how they never lost hope in the Mercy of Allah. This lecture inspires us to repentance (Tawbah) and to make a change for the better.
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Are we gonna be learning in Shavasana Raji smilla you're waffling you're rocking.
Okay, we have the pleasure of introducing you. Shetty shama awaji.
He had been in England for 20 years prior to moving away from our country. He was at one time teaching at the University of Exeter. I had known him for a very long time, not closely, but kind of like always meeting and so you can see me in for 20 years ago, I suppose. But 2012 from 1986 until about 2005 he was in the UK. He graduated he did his degree then he went did a PhD and history in Islamic Studies and so forth. And he taught at University of Exeter and currently now we are at the American University of Kuwait, teaching since 2005, again in Middle East and Islamic history about that's the kind of like, if you like the secular technical kind of qualifications which are, which
is more than needed and more than handy but also he has a diploma in Islamic studies from the university University, the Islamic Institute of Cairo, and more relevant to most of us I think the benefit we can gain from such a personality inshallah Allah, the products that are in the market, because of a series of talks he has recorded with various outfits, like the message of Islam, meme, and the awakening. And they are things like the children around the Prophet. So you might have seen this very popular before great Imams, something of the life of Imam
Imam Al Bukhari, a woman inspired by the believers. And finally, the last one I
prefer to use for SLM. I've seen an explanation on the Prophet use of Aleister which I haven't seen and heard yet, but they're all in CD sets and so forth well worth buying. So I think perhaps the younger people may have heard of them or listen to them already. So that's a shout out he and his talk today. Titles I chose Alhamdulillah I hope they're so humble to myself but I hope the titles are good some people are saying because it's you That's why I had the word battle in the kind of like, always give analogies of battles and guns and stuff like that. But you know, just as me I'm very non violent person, by the way, is called the battle, the Battle of the heart the assault of
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
This is either getting too short or I'm getting too to
naramata hemocytes sit on a shelf in more settings in the Mohammed on your savvy on TV our
brothers and sisters salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa. Well, thank you very much brother.
For such an introduction and the organization of this conference.
I want to
I want to show of hands for this simple question that I have
who had breakfast today?
Okay, including myself,
who slept who has not slept well today?
So, we cancel the cancel the lecture.
Third, final simple question.
Sure, show of hands,
who never seen
who never committed a sin?
I think brothers and sisters, if I asked the same question to the companions,
they will respond totally in the same manner.
Because after all, the companions are
But let me ask you a question that's up to you. If you want to volunteer the answer when you when when someone commits a sin.
How, how does he then respond to that sin? What does he do after that?
Any volunteers? I didn't want to make it personal by asking and when do you sin? What do you do afterwards? Students, some might be offended if you want to volunteer to answer this or any person. What is the expected response when you commit a sin when someone commits a sin? Tell me
Sometimes it's a general word needs further explanation repent Meaning what? What do you do?
So you make dua and ask forgiveness for Allah. Okay? Another Yes.
Sorry. You are impossible. Yes. You regret what you did you show some remorse you cry You You, you know you do something. Okay good. Yes.
You do a good deed. Excellent to erase the bad deed very good. Yes.
Try to conceal it. Yes, of course, fried chicken. That's for the people. But what about for Allah? What do you do with Allah? What do you talking about the response? Yes.
Of course, yes. And brother Ahmed, he is an older brother of mine. And we live together. And I'm glad to see him here.
Brothers and sisters, today's talk is simply about what the Sahaba used to do when they committed sins, what the Sahaba used to do when they commit sins. And I want to argue that there are five things that they used to do. If you have a paper and a pen, please write them down. Because this is what the entire talk is about.
The first thing that the companions used to do, when they commit a sin is to be remorseful, yes, and to regret what they did, yes.
But never despair, or lose hope that when they ask Allah for forgiveness, Allah will forgive them. And this is very important. Now, I don't mean when they commit one sin or two sins, even if they committed 2000, since even if they committed Kabira. Soon after that, their hope never declines like shares in an economic crisis. They hope never decreases or declines, despite the big sin that they committed. So committing the sin says, a lot that is bad about them, but says nothing about the mercy of Allah. And this is a distinction that you need to make.
A companion came to the prophet and that that companion is not famous to a lot of us, a Buddha will His name is Abu
TAW double e. l. came to the prophet SAW Selim and said yeah, Rasul Allah put it very plainly,
says Yara Salalah. There is not a single sin that I have not committed.
There is not a single sin that I have not committed.
So Selim responds to him by saying, excellent. Are you a Muslim? He said,
for me, Gala. Salalah.
Chateau La ilaha illAllah
an eyeshadow and naka rasulillah Yes, I am indeed a Muslim.
So Selim says, then we'll figure out then you do good deeds, or etc, etc. and you leave the bad deeds and all what you committed. Fairchild Allahu laka. Kowloon, Allah will then if you do that, look at the equation. You do good deeds, you leave the bad deeds and all the bad deeds that you dramatized to have done, Allah will convert them to good deeds, they will take them from this balance, this balance that made them so heavy and actually add them to the other side of the balance which will make them even more heavier.
Sahabi is shocked and cannot believe it and the companions are listening and you need to understand always when there is a story. It's happening with an audience of companions that then take the Hadith internalize it and beget becomes part of the habit and understanding.
So the companion is shocked. really shocked and he says you're a soul Allah, wa T. Casa jurati
in Arabic, all the big crimes that I did and the
the bad things that I didn't
I understand the simple looking at someone doing this but all the bad things since what are the hottie
saw Selim says nothing but now, indeed, yes.
The Companions tell it tell us that Apple
makes tech beer
and goes making tech leave until he disappears. It's like an eat for him. It's like hateful Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar, Allahu Akbar.
The companions are watching and are listening.
How on earth after this howdy does a companion feel that he is frustrated with whatever sin that he committed after watching this episode that has happened between a buoy who never spoke about what he did, left it for us to imagine and contemporize certainly he might not have taken drugs, but again left leaving it decided for us in the 21st century, to imagine and imagine and imagine our own hand our art and our own federal law.
For our own, for our own didn't just say, I am God.
Maybe if he said that and kept quiet. That was fine. But you know what he did? He murdered 1000s of new born babies.
You see, we don't tend to think about this. We think just Allah how, how Allah subhanaw taala saved Moosa, right. But Moosa is the end of the episode we haven't. We haven't seen it's like a soap opera sorry to use the expression. We haven't seen episode one.
When someone called Binyamin was killed when someone called da who was killed when a baby called sada was killed. We just saw the saving of Moosa. Now imagine if you want to dramatize each murder, that for our own committed a newborn baby that committed no sin, except that he's a male baby, because of a dream that he saw. He made the entire baby humanity's suffer. As a result of this. You see each episode and you hate his guts, not just because he said, I am God. But because from a humanitarian point of view, what he did is intolerable and unacceptable yet, yet, Allah subhanaw taala says to Moses, go and speak to him, for he might be reminded,
or he might be reminded of Russia or fear. And if he did that, I will forgive him for that.
And believe me that all those babies Yala, yes, I will forgive him. If he remembered or feared or repented, how on earth when verses are coming to the heart of the Prophet and the sahaabah witness that how on earth then do they feel frustrated after committing a sin, bearing in mind that for sure, 99% of the Sahaba never met murdered a single newborn baby.
Incidentally, this is not just to do with the individuals but it is also to do with the community even a community should not despair, even a group even gangsters. That's that will be marvelous. If again, if a leader of a gangster gangster and his followers decide wholeheartedly, and collectively to repent,
yes, but one member of the gang gangster committed murder and the other adultery and the other drug traffic and the other did this, Allah will forgive all of them.
In the surah, tell
us how to do those of the trench who dug the trench. Who put fire on the, in the in the trench who took the babies and the girls and the men and the women and the slaves and the poor and the rich and push them into that fire? Who did this? Those gangsters, yet Allah subhanho wa Taala What does he say?
He says very those who put into trial the believing men and believing women, by torturing them and then do not turn in repentance, then they will have the torment of hell. That means that if they turn to repentance, they will not have the torment of hell.
Let's come back to the Sahaba as a group and as a community, a group of mushriks a group of Muslims came to the prophet SAW seller.
Now those group of Muslims
We're known as gangsters were known as bloodshed or as Raiders. You see them you'll fear them. You keep miles away from them. They came as a group, a group not as an individual. They came as a group and said Yara Salalah
murders, we murdered. fornication we did it. And we did a lot of it, mother, we did it and we did a lot of it. Now what you tell us is good,
what you what you say what you call to is good.
Only if Allah accepts our repentance. So what what are they saying? We are saying convert the theory now to the practice. What what what do you what is it that you say that is beautiful, relates to me to my individual or group concerns.
And then Allah Subhana Allah reveals immediately verses on the hearts of the Prophet and the Prophet communicate them to the gangsters and the companions are listening.
Kalia, Eva da Latina.
Latina Rahmatullah in Allaha furuno. By Jamia
all my servants, left transgressed against themselves despair not of the mercy of Allah. Verily Allah forgives all sense.
So that's number one.
I've put a comment here.
comment that says, sometimes when we commit sins, we hate ourselves.
But sometimes also, we hate ourselves so much that we believe that Allah also hates us so much and he will never forgive us. But that's not true. Now you hate yourself as much as you want.
But do not accuse Allah of not been kind enough to forgive what you did. Whatever you did, Okay, number one.
So how about when they committed sins they used to spontaneously leave it immediately without procrastination or delay.
There is a companion who's called abou Baba, abou Lu Baba Liu ba ba.
I'm not going to go much into Sierra now. But Put simply, the Battle of the trench are also for seldom interested Ben Walker, either a group of Jewish community to protect the backside of the Medina and the front will be covered will be dug with the trench so that when the missionaries come, they encounter the trench and from the back they are covered by a banjo Corolla. Now Meadow Karina portrayed that and allowed some Muslims to leak in and about to attack the women from the back children from the back in order to penetrate into the Muslims in the front. That is blatant poetry. Right? Okay. The prophet SAW said of course, they knew that they portrayed the Prophet so the
hidden themselves in the fortress and for 25 days they were besieged by the prophet no food no drink nothing comes now when the when the food finished they want to negotiate.
They want to they want to enter into peace negotiations.
So they said to the prophet SAW Selim, send us one of your companions to negotiate with us and Abu baba baba baba is one of our former allies in the past.
Send him we want to negotiate with him.
So Salim sent Abu I said, well go and negotiate with them.
And try to persuade them to get out of the fortress. It's not going to work. Abu Baba entered the moment Abu Baba entered into the fold. he encountered all the children, all the women crying about Obama when Obama were younger. What do you use? What do you suggest look in the children they haven't eaten, they haven't drunk? What do we do tell us what do we do?
He said, I advise that you need to get out of the fort immediately.
Otherwise, it's going to be like this.
And that's all what he did otherwise, and for those who are recording, he simply moved his hand across his neck
symbolizing that it's going to be death, it's going to be slaughter.
Now, this is something that Abu Baba should not have said or done, because this is considered among the secrets of the state. And he was not given the permission to go and tell those, what will happen to them he was going there to negotiate, and to persuade.
And mooloolaba immediately realized what he did. So what did he do? He immediately
went outside of the fortress didn't speak to no one. And incidentally for you information, there was no Muslim with him. And no one actually could if they had the Sony recorders recalled anything, because he used hand gestures only. And thirdly, it could have been also misinterpreted. For whatever reason, it could have been anything other than murder, killing, yet that did not all play into his consciousness. He went out and he decided I made a mistake. He went to the mosque, and tied himself to one of the pillars of the mosque.
Actually, this pillar is known today in Medina, measured in number we, as is the one at
the pillar of Toba.
I'm not saying when you commit a sin, buy a ticket to go to Medina tie, you know, I'm just saying this is
and he tied himself.
He said by Allah, I will not untie myself. until Allah reveals the verse, you can this ambition.
A lot reveals a verse to tell me that he accepted my repentance.
He timed himself, brothers and sisters etica as if it were four, six continues. These are all sorts of sell them of course, he would go and inside the mosque and pray and he would see Abu Baba tying himself Of course, he would untie himself to go and pray. Sometimes he would untie himself through his wife would come and untie him to go to the bathroom or to go and eat and incidentally, during the morning, he's always fasting during trying to do his utmost to repent. So first procedure, I'm going to tie myself second procedure, I'm going to fast.
Third procedure I'm going to do enforced imposed self imposed solitary confinement. aitikaf call it if you want since it's in memory, but this is all until Allah reveals a verse that he has accepted my repentance.
also saw seldom when he heard the news. He said, If Abu Baba came to me and asked that I asked Allah for forgiveness, I would have done it for him no problems. Although this is a security breach. He has disclosed important state security information.
But since he has decided not to do so and not to approach me, then I can't do anything. It's now a matter to Allah subhanaw taala.
And one day, I'm selama the life of the prophet in the household of the Prophet close to the mosque. here's, here's a resource lm loving. Look at how Selim used to relate with the Koran to the Quran and respond to the Quran. So why, why are Salalah you're laughing? He said just now a verse was revealed only
Allah has like a tea by Allah Abu Baba Allah has accepted awolowo barbas repentance
and the verse by the way, we know it all. While Haruna Tara will be the new beam hello to Iman and Sally handwara z and some lava to Valley in the love of food over him. And there are others who have acknowledged their sins.
They have mixed a deed that was righteous with another that was evil Allah will turn to them for forgiveness
on Solomon was so happy said jasola Shall I tell Hulu Baba
tell tells her go and tell him and she tells him Abu Baba
versus just were revealed and the Prophet was laughing. Now we can untie you he said no until the Prophet himself with his pure hand unties me You have to wait unfortunately until February time when the Prophet came to the mosque one time, but he was untied.
But what's the point? The point is brothers and sisters when he left Korea
he decided never ever to go back to a book or ever been or ever. Never ever. number one. Number two when he went from the fortress, he didn't even go to his household kiss his children say goodbye. I might not see you for the foreseeable future.
Number three, he never cared about his image. Do you know what he was doing?
Do you know what he was doing? He was scandalizing himself in the community. He was in the front page of the tabloids putting himself in an Escalade. That is, until today 21st century known as a stolen timber for a sin that Alibaba committed. He could have quietly went to the Prophet you mean Anyone? Anyone would have gone today? Today people say, Oh, this is the period he's dead. This is no but he listens to hear he hears me You go and make dawn for him to give you a child to make your wife or your husband love you more. This is a live Prophet and his dies Mr. Joffe yet Abu Baba tries to establish a direct link between him and Allah, irrespective of his image in front of the
community. And despite the fact that the prophet SAW Selim was there and if he approached him as the Prophet said, The Prophet would forgive him. But you see different calculations because we are talking about Sahaba and different levels of response to the companions
I tell you brothers and sisters do not delay
do not delete help and I'm not saying do not delete tell we're just talking about sexual activities or smoking or drugs or even human relations. If you are in bad terms with your brothers do not speak to them go and speak to them now. We have now mobiles and blackberry send them a text message.
mother's father, fathers, husbands wives, so you don't have to do like a boo Baba tie yourself in a mouse, but the idea was spontaneity, immediacy, urgency, irrespective of how would you look in front of the community
and that's very important. Number three
number one was what number one was what
especially those who didn't have breakfast and didn't sleep well.
never despair. Never despair about Oh Allah who did everything Okay, number two.
to leave since spontaneously immediately Okay, number three.
So harbor never justified that sentence.
Never defended them never argued for it. So harbor immediately confessed. So how am I never said we live in a non Muslim country? Those bunch of mushrooms and profiles because they lived in Mecca never justified this
Sahaba so sorry to use the expression naked people go around the cabinet but they lowered their gaze not saying no I'm sorry, we just live in a very corrupt society are bound to look and watch they never justified there is a difference brothers and sisters very important. No joke here there is a difference in you saying that at that context. At that moment, I was defeated by shake pan I was defeated by my desire and Intel intellectualizing and arguing
and institutionalizing and legitimizing the action itself there is a difference. And to me saying I committed a mistake I am sorry, is far more healable than if someone begins to intellectualize because that is as if he is normalizing what he did. And he himself accepts it. So smoking is bad for you. Yes, I know. But it makes me cool. Drugs is Yeah, but you don't you have you have not seen I was abused in childhood. I grew up in poverty. I am addicted to it. I have all these problems that if I didn't take the whatever 123 things will happen to me. It makes me be living a wonderful cuckooland world justifying justifying justifying so having never justified Okay, let's
there is a companion called everyone was rude. I'm sorry. I'm sorry, because he's from Ansel and his name is Abu Massaro.
Once he was beating up, he's boy, slave boy, beating and beating and beating and suddenly hear the voice behind them saying La la la caminhada Allah.
Allah is more powerful on you than your power on this boy. So whatever it's and this is very good for husbands that beat up their wives. Okay, you beat her because she's weak. Let's bring this out. She was nega muscular and let's see what he will do with you. Okay, let's bring let's see what
Allah will do with you.
A bonus erode, immediately looks, turns, and it's the Prophet Salah Salem.
And he straightaway says your rasulillah
attempt to julio de la Rasul Allah, he's free, is free to leave. Okay, now let's stop here and capture this moment. If I, if it was me, I don't want to say if it was you,
there is certainly a good reason for why he is beating up the boy.
We can't see an angry companion who prays day and night with the prophet and suddenly creating injustice. So certainly, let's at least establish that the boy did something wrong that justifies this heart beating, he might have stolen, he might have harassed the girl, he might have done something that is extremely bad to justify, and that at least should have been explained for the profit so that the profit does not take a bad image or a negative image on you, that labels you as a terrorist or as a bad temper temperamental or as aggressive or as violent, after all, is the Prophet. For God's sake, if he was a chef watching you, in the city center doing something that you
have to at least say, Chef hear me I am with my family, by the way, they just went to the shop to do shopping at at least to do something so that that check does look for a minute, a fraction of a second. Yet he didn't.
And something else very interesting. Tell him what did he say? He didn't say anything? He didn't say wow, how dare you beat him up. He just said, he just said, Allah is more powerful, which is true, whether you beat the boy up or you don't beat him, right. Thirdly, thirdly, he never asked you to liberate the boy, he never asked you to leave him set him free. If anything, if anything, he just asked you or insinuated that you back off and do not continue beating. But that is the extent of the response of Obama. That number one, you don't argue you don't justify number two, you immediately do something about it.
Okay, I'll give you another example. Very famous one. But again, you need to pause, stop and think about it.
We know the famous story of Osama Osama bin Zayed Zayed of course is the father of Osama aerosol Selim adopted and took care of etc. Or some of his son
Osama in one of the battlefields was fighting.
And immediately in the army, he could realize or distinguish that single person.
You so you see these people, by the way, in movies, in armies, or in footballs, or you can distinguish in bands, or you always could distinguish this very enthusiastic player, singer, fighter. How do you distinguish him?
In that context, in this in this battle, this person, what was he doing? when they when the army says let's fight, attack Muslims, he would be the first one.
That person, when they say retweet, he would do like this, he would literally do like this cover the backside of the mushriks. So when they attack, he is the first when they retreat, he is the last. That's number one.
Number two, he will target distinguished fighters among the Muslim companions, the companions and will target them individually and Go and Kill them. So what is he doing? Like some countries when they do a targeted assassination of one here in America and one in Lebanon and one in what are they doing? targeting individuals, right? Okay. That mushrik was doing exactly the same at his time in this battlefield, targeting fighters. So if he sees Hamza, he will go after him. You'll see Scarlet. He goes,
he goes after right down the stand. Who's watching all this? Oh, Stan.
He's watching. And he says if I just can get my hand into this mushrik
I think we can win 50% of the battle. So he takes one with him, says come with me. Where are we going? We're going after this boy, this man here. Just let's get rid of him. So they run off to him. He realizes he notices. What does he do? He runs
Unlike an indian movie, you end up having a chase. between them. The most Shrek is going down the tower on the mountain massamba after him any roundabout after him after him after they had cars they would chase, you know, like you see in some of the movies do you chase and chase and chase
and the mystery all his body, his blood, blood of blue blood of the Muslim compared with the companions, right? So the more blood Osama sees in the hands of this person, the more angry he becomes, and the more adrenaline pumps into his blood, and the more he chases him,
and then he succeeds in holding him and about to kill him. mushnick says what?
I shall do Allah, Allah Allah Allah wash. Now there is no, there is no Jesus conference there. There is a dagger.
So don't tell me that you are persuaded and converted and suddenly said, Wow, what a wonderful religion. I think I want to take Shahada. Now, I know it's obvious in this context. Now the companion that was with Osama backed off, but Osama couldn't.
So he put the dagger in his chest and killed him.
When they went back, a companion told the Prophet about what has happened. So Dr. Sol, Allah, this crazy guy in battle, he was killing the doing this doing this. He called himself
say to someone, what did you do?
said you're a soul, Allah.
This Moshe killed this and this and this.
He said, he said La ilaha illAllah. He said,
Yes, he did.
He said you killed him.
And then the prophet SAW Selim, his face was very rent. I want to tell you brothers and sisters in time does not allow Osama is the most beloved companions to the prophets on Send them. Do you know, when Allah saw Selim entered into Mecca,
who was who was on the camel behind him, Osama Do you know when the Prophet when Osama gets ill ill with the flu, and sorry to use mosquitoes and stuff comes out of his. He's He's, I don't want to discuss you but but I have to tell you this out of his nose, also sell them and you might you know, just accept this. He licks his face to clean his face with his tongue. That's how much our issue and someone was a little black boy very black because he was a slave. And he says once he did this, I feel I fell in love with Osama some of the baby Of course, if the Prophet puts a stone on the face of someone
that means he's in great love with that person.
There are children here but you know, you might want to censor this for profits or sell him when he kisses his wife. He puts his thumb in her mouth. He can only do that and that's why I should understand what putting the tongue on the face of someone means and if he does it with Osama that means he loves Osama okay, but that's a different story right? Osama lets me take you know what summer did you put the dagger on his chest? When the man said La ilaha illAllah he said yes jasola it still for me?
And he waited until it also Salim immediately said I love you so much stuff that Allah May Allah forgive you, right? No.
He said your solar lights definitely. He said Well no, that does not lie to me.
What would you do with La ilaha illAllah if it came on the Day of Judgment.
First thing I came here in 86 when I went with the bleeded Yamaha The first thing fascinated six points. What is the first one? The kinema right. I initially as an Arab I didn't understand what the Kelly moment but it's the Tokyo Allah because there is this idea that Lyla Lala if it comes on a balance balance the reason they have judgment and whatever sins you committed.
So that's the perception. You see Osama is looking at it from the action point of view killing and murdering and blood and going and covering the Rasul Selim is seeing it from the other point of view which is a prophetic, the godly that if he says that you're on the line you should back off.
Osama bin says jasola is Dr. Lee and weights
and also sell them processed three times below
Allah, Allah, what do you do with Laila Allah? And he didn't say a structural and he didn't say, okay, May Allah forgive you at the end. Actually also Selim repeated and Osama repeated and the conversation was going cyclic. It is as if the Prophet was putting a point that I will not at that moment in anger for what you did ask for forgiveness.
if I was Osama, I would dramatize and put an indian movie jasola you haven't seen what he did? He killed x, y and Zed jasola life was obvious that he said it because of fear. You have a soul I chased him for two hours and he would not stop and he would continue to assault and attack and persistent running away How on earth at that moment, even if he said it, could I believe that it had any impact on his heart. And the least he could say, which will shock you now is your soul Allah. I'm only 16
you know that he was 16 when he did it.
I was only 16 years old Allah. You know?
That's what today's modern. He's only a kid. It's only a child. zoja teen is only 16.
So number three.
Do we have time? Okay, number four.
I've got to just four or five to finish.
This is very simple.
You take Sahaba Sahaba took? That's number four. So how about talk to the sin seriously, even if it was minor
Sahaba took the sin seriously. Even if it was a minus in
one time, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, what one time the Prophet sallallaahu Selim saw someone, one of the companions.
We don't know his name, and that's deliberate to conceal what he did, particularly that he repented. So one of the companions wearing a golden ring.
We know this encounter a lot of us. So I also sell him said Yamaha to Camilla john Romanov. He said
Why do some and he didn't speak to him specifically individually, just in general. But he could understand casado are intelligent.
Why do some persist on actually putting
a stone that is what is a gem right in English? a call.
A call that has fire in it not just a call cold call. Gemma. Why do someone insist on actually holding a call in his hand?
a companion straightaway takes the ring. And what does he do with it? He throws it away.
Now we don't know how what are the rings here? What do you call 24? What ounces?
We don't know it's 24 had a diamond in it. I don't know really how expensive it is. We don't know this, I tell you. But we know that he took it and thrown it.
Now, let me tell you something. First of all,
this is not a Kabira. This, this wearing of the ring itself, it's a big thing. But it's not to Kabira it's not as committing adultery.
Number two, it's for sure that the companion didn't know the helco of wearing a golden ring.
Number three, and if he did, that would be awful. He could have taken the ring, gave it a gift to his wife or sold it and took the money and did sada with it. But to actually go to the extreme of taking that ring and throwing it away. That is to me something I do not understand unless we are talking about as a hobby.
Unless we are talking about a companion.
And there are many sayings
by the Sahaba about how serious you should take since
I have just two comments to make on this and there are many comments but because of time I have two comments. When I was young in London and I came
to this country
since we're committed easily, you go to the tube you commit sins, you go to the city centre, you commit sins you go to the I don't know what you at that at our time when we at six there were no internet there was no blackberry there was no Facebook, there was no MySpace there was no this variety of channels. So we were very
Traditional and primitive in the ways that we committed sins, but we committed sins at that time during that, that
I brothers and sisters have never seen a quote that I came across during my time reading many quotes about sins such as this quote, that have really had a tremendous impact on me. And I continue to remember it whenever I committed a sin. or whenever I was up to commit a sin, I would remember this code. And straightaway something happens magical that keeps me away. It might work for me might not work for you. But you need to look at set yourself a paradigm that you take things seriously. I don't know what called what story but to me the quote was the following.
Do not look
at the smallness or the size, the small size of the sin.
But look at the greatness of that, that you committed the sin against.
Do not look at the smallness of the sin. This is just watching this girl or doing this.
But look at the greatness album.
On this in the sky in heaven, album admin has signed. So it's not anymore my internet, it's not any more of a cigarette. It's not any more than that. It's not anymore this small like a flying sin anymore, but it is who I am doing it against. That is the issue. And to me that was enough.
Sometimes I say to you something and this is number one, number two final comment on this issue.
Sometimes it's not about sins. Sometimes it's about doesn't really suit you. Does it really is it really appropriate to be done by you this thing even if it was not a sin even if it was I'm a clue.
Imam Shafi says a link to an sherborn ma ElBaradei Yakumo Lim Tana
mom Shafi says if I know that drinking cold water is not appropriate
for me, from a moral point of view, what is a Moodle?
Moodle is something that is not Haram, but you shouldn't be doing it. It's not appropriate from from a customer's point of view from a traditional from a societal for, I don't know, but it's not appropriate for you.
Like for example, I'm, you know, give you any, if you go to a party or not a party at dinner, a formal meeting, without wearing let's say, a tie, for example, if if the protocol dictates that you wear a tie at that meeting, it's not haram not to wear, but it's not appropriate, you understand. So sometimes I'm talking I'm talking now about two levels. Sometimes the sin is small. But if your relationship with Allah is so sensitive, that even if the action was not sinful, but it defied the appropriateness of how should a gentleman or a decent woman or an upright brother or sister the image, then don't do it. Okay, so that's number four. Number five. And finally, I conclude with
Sahaba when they committed sins, they used to follow it immediately with a good deed. Sahaba when they committed a sin, they used to follow it immediately with a good deed.
Abu Baba, the one that tied himself even though verses were revealed to say that Allah accepted his repentance, decided to give all his money. FISA vilella are so seldom never accepted that because that means leaving his and his family and himself poor, he only accepted the third. So even though even though Allah accepted his repentance, he wanted to follow it with a good deed.
A bonus or Odin Ansari, the one who was beating the boy, it was suffice tend to back off and not to continue to beat up the boy, but he freed the boy. So he followed the sin with a good deed.
I want to leave you with this story of a companion again. He did something naughty, and that's why we don't know who he is. But again,
The Quest the the incident is so significant.
A companion came to the prophet SAW, Selim said Dr. rasulillah, I kissed a girl,
I want to tell you something when it comes to kissing, it's very important.
You don't. And if I'm being vulgar, excuse me about this, you don't go kissing people on the streets, do you? You don't do that. So usually a kiss comes after a relationship. So one would assume that this companion entered into a relationship. So this, this girl wants twice the admit. And the third, fourth, he kista.
Something else very interesting is that I think anyone any one of us has a turning point
throughout the sinful experience that he goes through. So sometimes you do a sin. But it doesn't shock you as sinful. It doesn't excite you doesn't turn you on that, no, I am bad, I need to change until something happens. So for example,
death, a death of a member in the family, for example, might persuade the sister to to every job has nothing to do, right. So it seems that this companion was engaging in a long process of sinful acts. To him the kiss was the turning point that said, Enough is enough. You need to now go to speak to the to the Prophet, you have reached a serious level now that you need medication. You need consultation? You need to speak to someone.
So far sanlam ignored him. So he went after him. If he ignored me, I would say also sell him hurt.
It seems that he doesn't want to do anything about it. So I'll leave it. I won't do it again. But that said, I leave. No, he is persistent. He goes off to him and speaks to him again and again like Osama and again and again and then
actually calls him back. After persistent he leaves and then also Selim calls him back and at that time, a verse was just revealed.
The verse is very famous Welcome to Salah typography in a hurry was really fun to lay in and Hashanah to see and perform a salad at the two ends of the day. And in some hours of the night. Verily, the good deeds remove the evil deeds. That verse whenever you read it, remember that it was because of a case
called Arduino. Among the companions, one said the Rasul Allah, La Casa, is it just because? Is this first just for him? Just for those who kiss?
parliamentary Nancy cafa No, it's for everyone. It's for all irrespective of what they did.
Okay, I am done. I just want to leave you with
three or four conclusions, the first be a companion when you commit sins.
Be a companion when you commit sins.
And the companions used to sin, because they were human beings. And as we realized, some of you, as we realize some of them committed more sins
than all of you, or most of you, or 99% of you.
But the difference is that they
never were despair.
Without with Allah, and having this hope that Allah will forgive
that they left the sin spontaneously, and immediately without procrastination, without thinking
of what the community will think about.
Number three, they never justified their sins. They never argued about it. Number four, they never undermined the sins that they committed, even if they were minor once. Number five, they made sure that when they committed a sin, they followed it up with a good deed. Believing that this good deed not only will erase the bad sin, but we'll take the Batson converted and add it to the balance of the good deed. Cody had suffered a lot of suffer. Oh no.
Thank you very much.