Take Yourself To Account
Channel: Ibrahim Hindy
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I want you to consider the fate of two men that we read about when we read this era of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam. The first of these men, Abdullah bin, Julianne was one of the noble men of Quraish. And he died before the prophet hood. Before that, he said that came to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he was well known amongst the people of Quraysh as being someone who took care of the week of feeding the hungry.
and he was in fact, the author of
a famous pledge that was made where the people of Christ came together and pledged an oath that they would support anyone who has been oppressed. And our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prior to the prophet hood, signed this treaty with them.
I usually along with her, she was related to Abdullah at the end, he was her great uncle.
So she asked her Prophet sallallahu Where are you send them ya rasool Allah in neighboring Judah and can I alter mo POM will kill your wife, Valley and Pharaoh who then he came to Montana. She said O Messenger of Allah. Ibn Jain used to feed the hungry, and he used to honor the guests.
So Will any of this benefit him on the day of judgment?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to her call, in who Lamia Kalia woman, Rob Bill fairly quickly to Medina.
He said to her no. For not once in his life did He say, my Lord forgive me my sins on the Day of Judgment.
This is one case.
Allah does not give mercy to the people who don't seek it.
The other case
was a man by the name of I'm Ruben Savitz, who was from the people of Medina when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to Medina
and the people of Medina began to accept Islam. One after the other. He remained upon disbelief until there was not a single pagan in Medina except for him.
And I'm Ruben fabrics during the Battle of our hearts. He sat by himself.
And he realized
that he needed to accept this religion.
So he without telling anyone he went to the battlefield, and he fought and he was killed there.
And the Muslims found his body and they are surprised. They want to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Prophet inform them that he accepted Islam and came and join them and died in the same day.
And the Prophet said, I mean, accordion. Well, og, Ron, Kathy Ron, he did very little, and he was rewarded very much.
And the Companions began to comment they said he entered the Jannah. While Amir stood such the tender law, he didn't even make a single such that because he accepted Islam after fajr. And he was killed before though.
You think about these two men, and what separates them?
For sure, the main separator between them is sincerity.
One of them did acts of good feeding the hungry but his intention was himself. His intention was his reputation. His intention may have been many different things, but it was never Allah subhanaw taala and not one says our Prophet Sall Allahu alayhi wa sallam said, did he sit and say Oh ALLAH forgive me my sins. Oh Allah give me your mercy.
And the other one, accepted Islam and died in a matter of hours and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada entered him into paradise.
And it shows us that for us to get to this point of sincerity. We have to have a moment of truth between us and Allah subhanaw taala
a moment where we analyse ourself, our neffs we ask ourselves, why am I in this world? And why?
What is my relationship to my Creator and to my Sustainer?
Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran Yeah, you're Lavina I'm no it took Allah while tongues or enough sunnah epidemics Neva didn't WhatsApp Allah in the lobby Don't be my attack me doing what ad tech who can Latina Ness hula fan sound and for something powerful to versus Oh you who believe have Taqwa of Allah be conscious of Allah and look towards what you have put forward for tomorrow. What's up Allah and have Taqwa of Allah once again. In the law, have you on the mats out medicine? God is Aware and well acquainted of all it is that you do and do not be like the people who forgot Allah so
cause them to forget themselves. Will it go home and fasten on these are the people
who are wrongdoers.
The greatest sign
that reveals the person who has forgotten Allah subhanaw. Taala is the one who forgets their own self.
They neglect their own deeds, their own actions. And so it is imperative that we evaluate ourselves that we take a moment of truth between us in our Creator that we review our actions in this world.
Allah subhana wa Tada tells us when FC Warmaster wa for Allameh Fujiwara, taqwa, he swears by the soul and the one who was apportioned it for Alabama and he inspired it with its wickedness and its righteousness. Our self our neffs has the capacity to for evil and the capacity for good
the capacity for wickedness and the capacity for righteousness. Allah gave you a neffs a soul that has the capacity for both both of these things, called the Ashleigh Hammonds
preferred harbor and the sir he has succeeded he has won the one who purifies it, and he has failed, the one who leaves it or instills it with corruption.
This act of Maha Sabha taking yourself to account it's married to the idea of repentance of repenting to Allah subhanaw taala the cause of your repentance. There is no act of repentance without the servants, sharing a moment of truth between them in between their Lord without more hassle, but without taking ourselves to account. There cannot be tilba Repentance, taking responsibility for ourselves, seeking redemption for our sins.
We live in a world today where the self is worshipped.
The self is aggrandized.
Think for a minute of the common mantras
the secular thicket
that people say in our society
you do you?
What does that mean?
Do what your knifes once you go and do all the things that your neffs wants?
Go practice self love.
Again, the center of your attention
of your love of your Vida is the self.
They tell you your goal in life is self actualization
to actualize the self, the neffs
you think about these terms
and a secular people saying this people who say think they have nothing to do with religion, what is the self to begin with? If not a religious concepts.
They talk to you about the naps. See for them the NAPS is the goal.
Embracing the naps, letting the nurse do whatever it is that it wants, no matter how immoral it is.
Letting the neffs actualize letting whatever the neffs wants to do. Its deepest desires become actualized.
There is a philosophy behind what they say.
They just don't say it plainly.
It's the worship of the neffs and the worship of the deepest desires of the nerves
are eight and Lady tell her that yah hoo ha. Allah asks you in the Quran, have you seen the one who takes his own desires as his God?
But our religion teaches us that this neffs that Allah gave you has the capacity for evil.
In the Neff, Salah Mara to the SU
Elana, Rama, Robbie, that Allah reminds you that indeed the soul the nafs, persistently commands evil, except for those who might, Lord has shown mercy upon
to them, they want us to become the knifes
to be the knifes for us. We want to improve enough's.
We want to purify the neffs.
We want to take the neffs to account we want to discipline the knifes that's a huge difference between the religion of Allah, the religion of Islam, and the religion of society and
They want the neffs to be in the middle of the center.
We want Allah to be in the center.
They want the neffs to actualize all that it wants to do. We want the neffs to be disciplined to be purified.
Hassid hassy One second Copeland to hassle. These are the words of the honorable Papa with the hola Juan. Take yourself to account your neffs take it to account before you are taking into account
weigh yourself before you are waited.
What is a no the louder the Akbar? You will even to Arun Allah firming Coffea. And he says in beautify yourself for the day that you will be exhibited the day of the Great Exhibition meaning the Day of Judgment, the day where nothing will be hidden or concealed.
This is the mantra of the believer. Take yourself to account before the day that you were taken to account. And that's what the Allahu Anhu said once I was following Bob going to his house to his garden, and I came to his garden between me and him. There was a wall but I can hear him from the other side.
What did you hear are saying? All he could hear on what I'm saying is the homeowner, Bob. I mean you didn't mean back in Wallahi letter to the Anila. You have no foot Bob, I will be your MC Vanek. He was saying to himself, people say to me that I am the leader of the believers. And he's saying to himself, he's criticizing himself. He says by Allah either you are you will fear Allah, you will have Taqwa of Allah or he will punish you.
These are the words on what he's saying to himself when he thinks no one is around him, taking himself to account.
This is Maha Sabha. How do we take ourselves to account? How do we have a moment of Maha Sabha of self reckoning?
Before the day we stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala The first step is start with the Milla. The first step is to recognize the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala to venerate the power of Allah subhanho wa Taala the verses we mentioned, yeah, you Alladhina amanu it suck Allah. Fear Allah Allah tells you first to have Taqwa of Allah before he tells you when tongues will have some academic statement. Before he tells you look to what you have done and what you have put forward towards tomorrow. First he tells you have Taqwa of Allah.
Because you have to frame it. In this framing, be conscious of Allah be aware of Allah knows the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala
then evaluate your deeds.
While you know the greatness of Allah azza wa jal and then look at your deeds. And then he tells you again with tequila, have Taqwa of Allah again.
The second time reminds you go back to Allah subhana wa Tada. Repent to Allah subhanaw taala turn back to Allah subhana wa Tada.
And if you don't do this in the LA hub, you don't be my attack medicine. Allah knows very well what it is that you have done. Allah is intimately knowledgeable of all of your deeds.
Meaning if you neglect the greatness of Allah, and you neglect the fruits of your actions, Allah subhanaw taala knows, he knows and he will take you to account.
So the first step to taking yourself to account is recognizing and acknowledging the greatness of Allah and your weakness in relation to Allah subhanaw taala Well, now for the Allah haka. Kadri, Allah says they did not respect Allah, as he deserves to be respected.
They did not recognize the greatness of Allah and the power of Allah as he deserves.
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and the earth will be in his grasp? What I will do Jimmy Observatorio Matera and all of the world will be in his grasp on the Day of Judgment.
On the Day when there's no illusions, when the power of Allah and the weakness of the human is exposed, clearly side by side,
the Day of Resurrection.
You think about that day
because that day will help you understand the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala
the prophet tells us Mammon Camilla has endless you can limit
there is not a single one of you except you will speak to your Lord they Selena who Amina will talk to you man, there is no translator between you and Allah.
For Him for allah Amen. I mean, who Farah You're right.
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He looks to his right he looks to his left. All he can see are his deeds.
What will you have on that day?
What did you put forward for that day?
Allah subhanaw taala tells us in the Quran as well.
Now OpenSim will be Elmo piano. No, I swear by the Day of Resurrection, Allah begins with the negation law. No, what is the negation for? It's for every misguided idea
that tells the person they're not going to have to respond to Allah subhanaw taala that they're not going to stand between the hands of Allah azza wa jal, the idea that we will turn to dust and that's the end of it. La auxin will be on with the AMA, I swear by the Day of Resurrection. Well, OpenSim will be nafcillin Awana. Allah says No, I swear by the guilty conscience, by the self, the nafs that blames itself.
Allah swearing an oath here by the guilty conscience.
It says if Allah subhanaw taala is saying to you,
that if you manage to neglect the guilt that I placed in your hearts, for you to know what is right and what is wrong, you will not be able to ignore it on the Day of Judgment. You will not be able to ignore it on the day you meet Allah subhanaw taala several insan when a huge mouth Ivana
does mankind think that they will not be that Allah will not assemble his bones then are called the Rena Allah and also we are banana. Allah says we are capable of fashioning him back to his fingertips.
We know the uniqueness of the fingertips for Allah, Allah, Allah say, we will bring you back exactly the way you were all the way to the fingertips. This is the power of Allah subhanaw taala
one that we try to neglect and ignore
the inescapable reality we are going to face high single InfoSec on Copeland to hassle. Take yourself to account before you are taken to account
and beautify yourself as Omar says
before this Day of Judgment. Allah tells us what God was Will Allah Who Jamia they will all appear before Allah altogether. All of us will be exposed naked not only embody
your intentions will be naked, your deeds will be naked. People will see what we have done in this world.
They will see our intentions they will see our lies they will see our gossip
swear our Prophet Sall Allahu Allah you will send them said
okay, you swim and Dan and
the other note, the intelligent one is the one who has evaluated themselves and prepared themselves for what will come after death.
Well, I just woman at Bear NAFSA who Hawa waterman and Allah
and the incompetent one
is the one who chases after his neffs
and follows his desires
what to midnight Allah and has wishful thinking over Allah subhana wa Tada
has wishful thoughts in our religion
makes the difference between having hope and having wishful thoughts.
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Hadith Bootsy in the commander, I will tell you what our Jo attorney will offer to laka Minko Allah will Valley so long as you make dua to me, what are gelatin you have Rajat you have hope in me, I will forgive your sins. Project. Hope is good. The believer should always have hope. But it's different than to many.
This is when the person has wishful thinking. The difference is Hope is connected to our deeds. We do good deeds we pray, we make dua to Allah we turn to Allah we have hope Allah is going to accept from us we have hope Allah is going to forgive us we know we have shortcomings we have hope and Allah subhanaw taala we do good we turn to Allah and we have hoped in Allah azza wa jal, wishful thinking is the person disconnected from their deeds.
They have they brought no prayer they brought no fasting they brought nothing.
They do haram upon haram upon haram and they say Allah is gonna forgive me, Allah God is with me. God's always with me. This is wishful thinking. The Sharia makes the difference between these two.
So the Prophet says the incompetent wandering follows his neffs he follows his desires and his wishful thinking
the first step to mahasin But enough
Is to venerate the greatness of Allah subhanaw taala.
And if you do that,
if you do that, then the next step is to turn to Allah azza wa jal, but you can't turn to Allah subhanaw taala you can't repent to Allah subhanaw taala until you increase the knowledge of your own self.
Well, that's Hakuna. What did we say in the beginning of the idea? Well, that's a Kunal, Ken Levine and us who live and Salem and for seven. Don't be like the people who forgot along. So he caused them to forget themselves.
You have to know yourself.
You have to take yourself to account. You can't repent to Allah subhanaw taala until you have knowledge of yourself and your deeds.
This is why we need this perhaps
we need to take ourselves to account. We need to ask ourselves what it is that we are doing in our lives.
And the punishment that Allah Subhana Allah mentions here is the punishment of forgetting themselves.
for themselves and for someone, they forgot their own sins.
So the increased incidence, they forgot their own weakness. So they increase the ego and pride
in order to repent to Allah subhanaw taala we have to know ourselves. We have to know our sins. We have to know our weaknesses in order to turn back to Allah subhanho Tida.
And we've accrued the Allahu Anhu mentioned.
He said the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Alemany dua at the Ruby if he said it. He said the Messenger of Allah taught me a dua that I would make in my prayer. He said, called a colleague told me to say Allahumma inni vaanam to NFC Volkman cafetera Well, if you don't know the Illa and fulfill li MACURA, Timoner Indic Romney in the canton, or for Orion, beautiful to hire, Oh Allah, I have wronged myself with a great amount of wrongdoing. Volman kathira. When will if you don't buy land and nobody forgives the sins except you see what's happening in the swamp?
From the beginning, what is he starting off with he's recognizing his own sins.
I have committed a lot of since he's admitting to Allah, all the sins that he has committed. And for this to be sincere. You have to be thinking about all of your sins. turning to Allah subhanaw taala I committed the Sims, I committed a great amount of sins. Were in the hula FIRA don't obey land and nobody forgives the sins except you for fiddly. So forgive me with a forgiveness that is with you. In what harmony and show me your mercy. Indeed you are the forgiving and you are the merciful.
And this is a beautiful structure of a DUA
and we see similar structure throughout the Quran and Sunnah. The DUA of Yunus Ali Hassan La ilaha illa Anta Subhanak in the Continental Army, there is no one with the right to be worshipped, say view.
You are removed from imperfection in the country in avoiding and I've been of those who are doing wrong, admitting to Allah subhanaw taala our faults. To do that we have to know our faults, we have to take ourselves to account the dua of Adam in the Quran, same thing, but do I have know in the Quran the same thing. The DUA see is a list of far the master of forgiveness that our Prophet SAW Allah wherever he was, taught us same thing admitting in each of these two, were admitting to Allah subhanaw taala our faults.
And so this is necessary parts of being able to do a true Toba to Allah subhanaw taala to do Maha 70 nerves, and it begins by taking responsibility for ourselves. So sit there for an hour. So if you're an authority, Rahim, Allah to Allah He said, I sat one day counting my sins, one after the other, until I counted 7000 sins. He sat there thinking about them, writing them down one after the other is that I sought forgiveness to Allah subhanaw taala for every one of the sins that I committed, one after the other.
So ask yourselves how many times in our lives? Have we missed a prayer?
How many times were you rude to our parents? How many times did we dishonor our brothers and sisters in the SNAM? We lied about them we gossip developed them we backbeat about them. How many times were we mindless or forgetful about Allah subhanaw taala
you sit and you think about all of the sins, the sins that we forgot
the sins we did when we were young, but we forgot about them, the angels recorded them.
We need to turn to Allah subhanaw taala for all of these and ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness while holding other stuff value when it comes to flow in order for right
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I'll leave you in sha Allah just with a quote from Nakai M Rahim Allah to Allah.
the most beneficial thing a person can do
that when he wants to sleep
you have enough so Sal, he spends an hour
taking himself to account.
Allah Maha Surah who Warabi who feel me that he thinks about what he has profited and what he has lost in his day.
He doesn't mean
what we have profited in loss in terms of the dunya he doesn't mean to think my stocks went up and my stocks went down. He means for you to think what have you gained from good deeds today? And what did you lose from good deeds today? To think about that?
Some may you just did a Tobin those who have been who have been Allah and then to renew the sincere repentance between him in between Allah subhanaw taala.
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whereas Allah Allah rude of them in the staple, he says so that way he will sleep upon this repentance. He has made this Toba he has made and that he has a determination that should you wake up in the morning he will leave that sin.
He said and he should do this every night, so that if he dies, he has died upon Toba.
And we know our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, attack them come under them Bella who the one who repents from the sin is like the one who has no sin. So if we did this, and we united we spend an hour every night just thinking, what did we do during this day that was good, or what did we do that was evil, and to seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala.
He said then if you die that night, you die upon tell the meaning you die without sin.
This is the practice of the believer, one that we need to incorporate into our lives. So that we turn to Allah subhanaw taala with purity of our souls. We take this neffs and we purify it, we discipline it, we remove from it, it's evil. We ensure that it is in the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala we ensure that it is a slave of Allah and not that it is our Lord. May Allah Subhana Allah protect us from that. And Allahu Mehta ecotourism going on in the VA, Salah continuously Muslim