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Ella Chateau a la ilaha illallah wa de la sharika foreshadow Ana Mohammed Abu rasuluh. All praise is due to Allah, we praise Him and seek his assistance. We seek refuge with Allah from the evil within ourselves and from the evil of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can misguide him, yet whomever he allows us to go astray, none can guide him and I bear witness that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah alone. He has no partner and I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and His Messenger.
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and speak the truth. He will direct you to do righteous good deeds and will forgive your sins, and whomsoever obeys Allah and His Messenger, he has indeed achieved a great achievement about finance token hediki tabula rasa Alhaji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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Brothers and sisters in Islam, today we're going to be speaking about an Esther thought about seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And it's important to mention that one of the names of Allah subhanaw taala, and one of his attributes is that he is a lover of food and that he is a farm we're in need of a third Allah says in the Quran, and he is awesome through them vocabulary. So Allah Subhana, Allah is Allah for his offer, he is verse here.
And we want to look at what that means to begin with. We know that in the Arabic language, a helmet is known as a metaphor and metaphor is a helmet. And what it does is a Tia was sitter was sewn. So it protects, it conceals. And it covers just the same way the same function of the helmet that it protects, it conceals and it covers Allah subhanaw taala being a fool means that yes to fit dunya will our hero will also not mean and not Yokoyama that Allah subhanaw taala protects you from the sin conceals the sin in this dunya and in the next. And if we contemplate when Allah subhanaw taala forgives you for a sin. That's exactly what happens. Allah subhanaw taala conceals that sin in this
dunya and he does not cause embarrassment to you with it on the day of judgment because he already forgave it. And then he protects you from its effects in this dunya and he protects you from its effects in the ACA meaning he protects you from the hellfire. This is when Allah subhanaw taala is a fool. This is what happens when Allah subhanaw taala protects you and forgive your sins, because nothing is heavier on the human being than their sins. And so we're in need of the one to to forgive and to conceal these sins. And we see in the Quran that this was the re the way of the righteous that lived before us. Allah subhanaw taala described in the Quran, when Latina is a follow fashion
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in LA LA. What am you sir? Oh Allah, Allah, Allah. Allah Subhana, Allah says, and those who when they do an evil act, or wronged themselves, they remember Allah and seek forgiveness for their sins and who besides Allah subhanaw taala can forgive sins and they do not knowingly persist in the wrongs that they have done. So the first thing they do, they ask Allah Subhana Allah for forgiveness. And that was the way of the prophets, example of Prophet after prophet in the Quran. The first thing they would do is they would seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala in Surah sub this is the case of the old Allah His Salam was one Neto and nema fatahna So download knew that we
had tested him for stuff Aurora bajo la hora rocky on an app. So he sought forgiveness from his Lord and he fell into Jude in frustration, and he repented. Likewise, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and even though his sins past and future were forgiven, he was still commanded to seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal and commanded to seek forgiveness for the believing men and women. Allah Subhana Allah says Salam anahola illa Illa Allah was stolen from them because what it means in our minute, so know that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah and seek forgiveness for your sins, and for the believers and the men and women believing men and believing
Then what we find is this phenomenon of combining Dumas, with his default or combining is too far with making dua to Allah subhanaw taala.
In the case of Suleiman is Allah in the Quran Allah
Hunter tells us colorable family will happily mule can lay in bed in the admin body in Nicaragua. So Suleiman Ali Salam wanted to make dua to Allah, He wants to make the honor to Allah zildjian for a kingdom, such as not will be not such as one that will never be enjoyed by anyone after him. So he wants to ask a large bill for a kingdom. What does he do first thing cholera bitterly Oh my Lord, forgive me. Then he made his dog. He asked a lot of difference forgiveness first. Then he made his dog. We see this again in the Quran. In the story of Uranus, Ra is set up with a new one, he is the Hubba Mahadeva. And the new one here is Uranus. In his salon, he is referred to as the one of the
whale and known as the whale. So Uranus is Salam. When he left his people, as he was angered with them, for one led Napa de la la so he was certain that we will not know they're here. Yeah. And he knew
that we will not test him with difficulty, because in his mind, he didn't do anything wrong. So Eunice la salam, when he left angered with his people, and he was certain that we're not going to test him because he didn't do anything wrong. Then of course, you know, the story the whales swallowed him. And Allah subhanaw taala tells exactly when he started to begin making his dog and he doesn't make an explicit dog but he begins with this default. Fernanda for the format. So he called out from the depth of all the darkness, and La Ilaha Illa and subhanak in economy Nevada mean so the first thing he starts by admitting his sins and by making asking forgiveness and then later on here
ask Allah subhanaw taala.
Even after finishing the best of deeds, we were still commanded to make a start for to Allah subhanaw taala and Nabi sallallahu Sallam taught us that when we finish the Salah, the first thing we say after completing the Salah, which is the best act of worship done with the body, we say stuff for a lot three times, like was in such a large region says, a feeble man Hazel afar the nurse was stuck through law in the law have a photo of him. So even after Hajj and if we contemplate Hajj is an act of worship, that if Allah subhanaw taala accepts from you, it will remove every single sin and you come back from Hajj as the day your mother gave birth to you with zero sins, even after an
act of worship that cleanses you of every sin. Allah subhanaw taala is commanding you to make us the Father at the end of that act of worship. So what do we learn then? We learn that seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala is something that is endless, something that never stops, and it's never guaranteed that Allah Subhana Allah has forgiven you. So in our entire life, we keep seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
We see it even after the Great act of worship of the night prayer, those who spent the entire night in worship of Allah azza wa jal, and in their night, they're going to be crying to Allah azza wa jal making dua to Allah subhanaw taala and seeking forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal, how are they supposed to? And how do they end that night? Allah subhanaw taala says, will Mr. Farina have been as harsh and those who are seeking forgiveness in the early part of the morning, like was in another verse were bill as Harry whom he is the villain. And in the early mornings, they're making stuff up, they split the entire night doing that as well. But in the morning, that's what they're found doing
as well. Because it's the thought endless and ongoing, something that is supposed to be with us for the rest of our lives. Even when we're sitting at a gathering no matter what the gathering is about the cafaro the expiation for whatever sins were gathered in that in that gathering before you get up you make Mr Fox a panic alarm will be handed a stockbroker will have to Bulik
so how do you make is to farm in any way on any of the known ways you can say a stock for law you can say a stock for a lot of stuff. La La, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la, la to LA, any of these variations anyway, and you can constantly throughout the day be making so far to Allah subhanaw taala within so he had Buhari and Nabi sallallahu Sallam taught us of a specific da, and he taught us that this is siedle is the fourth the master of all phrases of seeking forgiveness. And in this door that we're very familiar with, and maybe salatu salam said, say you the list of four a Buddha loved Allah Houma in Allahumma Antara B, you're supposed to say, Oh Allah, you are my Lord La
Ilaha Illa and Halekulani. Well, Anna abduch. None has a right to be worshipped.
Except for you, You created me and I am your slave. What
are all the becoming a master not I seek refuge with You. Or you say that you created me and I am your slave and I am faithful to my covenant and promise as much as I can to you as much as I can. And I seek refuge with you from all the evil that I have done,
or without becoming Sheree. masana Abu laka Binyam Attica Lee, I acknowledged before you all the blessings that you have bestowed upon me, what will be done before and I confess to all my sins, to you, confess all my sins to you, for in a hula hoop. So I asked you to forgive my sins. Indeed, no one can forgive sins except for you. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says about this,
that man pada, Manohar Eonni, whoever says it during the day mukhin and Bihar fermata mijo. Mohit, so whoever says that during the day, while he has full certainty in saying it, and then he dies before the night comes woman Allah agenda he'll be from the people have an agenda. And whoever says it at night, and he dies before the day comes before the morning comes then and while he said it with firm belief in it, he will be from the people of agenda. So the first thing we see is having your green in the words of Allah subhanaw taala. And having your pain in the words that we use to worship Allah subhanaw taala having your pain in any way. If you're afflicted with a calamity, you
say that there are of being afflicted with a calamity with full belief, not just saying it to see to test a lot to see what kind of
what kind of outcome will come as a result of that, or what kind of data we will come. But you're saying it with full belief in Allah subhanaw taala so what is great about this job, number one, it has to hate of Allah subhanaw taala you're saying to Allah as again, no one besides You created me. And so no one with You created me. So I will not associate any partner with you. Then I admit that all the blessings I have are from you, and this is impoverishment and humility in front of Allah subhanaw taala. And then you're saying I admit my sins and my shortcomings. Because the and the scholars commented that this is one of the greatest things about the DA is that you admit your sins,
you don't make an excuse for your sins. You don't try to explain them away. But yeah, a lot. I admit that I committed these sins. I'm not making any excuses for them. I'm just asking for forgiveness for them.
We also find that
in the best of times, the best of things to say, or to ask a librarian for forgiveness. In the best of times, the best thing to say is to ask Allah to get for forgiveness.
Allah subhanaw taala when he descends to the worldly heavens in the last third of the night, he asks Hellman's Elon, for clear, is there anyone asking so that I may give them and then Allah subhanaw taala asked, Hellman must dogfooding for over Allah. Is there anyone seeking forgiveness so that I may forgive them? This is the time to ask Allah azza wa jal. And you can ask for whatever you want of this worldly life and the next but you never forget to ask Allah for his forgiveness. Likewise, I shadowed the Allahu anhu. She asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, she said, if it is Laila to cuddle, and I'm there and I'm awake, what should I say? And the prophets of Allah tells her
to say Allahumma inaka fu to Hebrew love for me, Oh Allah, you are a fool, which is even a higher level than forgiving that Allah Subhana Allah will forgive completely pardon and erase all the traces of a sin and tick it off your records. So at the best moment if I'm awake and alive, what should I say and the problems as tells her to ask Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness or to erase her sins? I believed that
when he learned that when you break your fast you have a law that is not rejected. When you break your fast there's a dog that will never be rejected. So what is it he used to make for as a dog? He would say
Allahumma inni Luca erotica let us say akula shake and Topher Li O Allah I asked you by your mercy that has enveloped everything to forgive my sins. So the best of the US or so far you use it for the best of times as well. So then the question remains, what are the benefits of making so far what are from the benefits of constantly saying a stone for a lot of stone for a lot of stuff a lot throughout your day? In circle and fern Allison how to Alice's well Mark can Allahu You are the bomb will enta Fie him and Allah subhanaw taala would not punish them while you're amongst them.
So this is a glad tidings for the companions. But what about those who come after the companions, we can share in the second part? Well Malecon Allah who Madiba, whom, with whom he stopped Pharaoh, and Allah subhanaw taala would not punish them while they're seeking forgiveness. If that's the only benefit I know, of seeking forgiveness, that would be enough for a living man or woman for the rest of their life throughout their day to constantly be making it tougher to Allah subhanaw taala How would Allah subhanaw taala punish people while they're seeking forgiveness from him?
The other benefits one of the shoe when one shift, he said that I had this lecture about estiva. I gave it in one message it really encouraging people to make a stuffer to Allah subhanaw taala. throughout their day, he says at the end of the lecture, a man came to me and he pulled me aside. And he said, Yeah, sure. This lecture that you gave of Mr. Faraj is excellent. And I just wanted to encourage you to keep giving this lecture everywhere you go. He says, I want to tell you my personal story. I heard a lecture about istockphoto once. And so I started to make insane amounts of stuff. I would say stop for lunch or the 30,000 times a day, every single day. He said yes, Jeff, I'll tell
you exactly the result of that. The result of that is any time I make Allah subhanaw taala response to it. Anytime I make anything I asked a lot. I get it immediately, because he's making the law is too far 30,000 times a day. So the chef says,
someone else then also heard about the benefits of Estefan his life was not going well. All kinds of difficulties, personal problems, financial problems. So he heard the chef say that you should make a lot of stuff up. So the man said, I started to say stuff for longer than 1000 times a day, and or up to 1500 times every single day. And I continued upon this for six months, and nothing happened. Nothing changed. My situation didn't improve my problems were still problems. So the first thing we want to comment upon is this man's perseverance. Six months, every single day, he says and stuff for law 1000 to 1500 times. That's the first thing that's commendable, because many people expect things
to work like magic. They do it for three days, nothing happens. They give up. But this man continued for six months, but he said nothing changed. He said God, God, Allah, I went back to the masjid, that same Masjid. And that same chef came to give another lecture. And I pulled the chef aside, and I said, Yes, yeah. I've been making to ask since your last lecture for six months, 1000 to 1500 times per day, and nothing happened. He said, The sheriff said to me, he said, Were you making is that for testing Allah subhanaw taala. Or upon certainty, testing Allah, you're just trying to see if I'll fix your situation, or upon certainty, or you're actually asking Allah to forgive you for
your sins, Which one was it? He said, the minute the shift said that something opened up in my heart concerning is the fall, and I understood it. And I after that started to make it that far, because I'm asking Allah azza wa jal, to remove and to forgive all my sins. And he said, from there, I can tell you, my businesses and everything in my life just became incredible. And every business venture I go into becomes incredibly profitable. This is from the benefit of so far. Other examples would include
even being able to have children, there's a story of a man and his wife for five years, they went everywhere, trying to or trying all kinds of doctors to be able to bear children, and they weren't able to, in the end, a chef told them, you just have to focus on making stuff up to Allah subhanaw taala. So the man said, I will make a stepfather at work hundreds of times my wife would sit at home and she would do it 1000s of times, just making us the Father to Allah subhanaw taala and after years of going to doctors all around the world suddenly, in no time we're able to have children.
The answer or the reason behind that in syrup know Allah subhanaw taala says, upon the tongue of North for all to stop for a buck come in who can have a follow I said to my people seek forgiveness from your Lord indeed he is most forgiving. You will see this summer Allah medrol will be a modern web any wage a locum generated wage a local man how he says that Allah subhanaw taala will bring rain upon you. And then he will give you a morning webinar and He will give you money and He will give you children the result of making the stuffer to Allah azza wa jal rain will pour down upon you so blessings of Allah, He will come down and he will give you wealth and He will give you children
Based on that, another couple, seven years, they were not able to have children. And seven years they tried everything. And the chef just tells them make us look far for your son's making stuff to non stop, make a career out of making this default. And they said we'll lie within two weeks, they were able to have children within two weeks the woman was pregnant. This is from the benefit of making a stepfather to Allah subhanaw taala. And inshallah there'll be people in this room who understood this, this secret this key to fixing life's problems, to business to financial problems, and they're going to make severe and sincere is the father to Allah subhanaw taala akula colada was
Takara La La dama de la comida de novo festa through feroza. Mr. Free ask Allah Subhana Allah for his forgiveness surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.
Come to learn how to banana mean well salatu salam ala rasulillah mean, Allah, Allah he was talking about.
We just like to close with an important reminder and an important warning. Because we understand now the How is the thought is attached to our lives. One thing that we're supposed to be making, it's supposed to be upon our tongue throughout the entire day, something that's upon our tongue even after completing the best act of worship available to us. So we're constantly and endlessly making stuff for seeking Allah subhanaw taala is forgiveness for our sins. But one of the things we need to pay attention to is that one of the biggest disasters is that when you commit a sin, and you're not even aware that it's a sin, and so therefore your entire life, you will never ask Allah to forgive
you for that sin. That is one of the biggest disasters that can befall a person. We'll just think of one example, someone who trains with one of those workout videos, and he will constantly train as he watches these videos. So in these videos, they specifically choose women that are attractive, and they're specifically very poorly dressed. And he will watch that for hours and hours and hours, never paying attention to the idea that you need to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala for this, that's an example of a sin being in front of someone's eyes, and they never even see it as a sin anymore. So many things that are haram that people look at so casually, in movies, in
commercials, and not even think to make stuff are to Allah subhanaw taala because of being desensitized because of being addicted or because of whatever the sin is, but the problem is that when someone doesn't even realize that I need to ask Allah Subhana Allah forgiveness because of this stuff. So be aware of what are the sins in your life, and sometimes you can seek forgiveness for something, it doesn't even have to be a sin. An excellent example of that is on the day of today via Amara the Allahu anhu after the treat of today via and the the points on the treaty. Were against the Muslim so Omar radi Allahu anhu was very upset. And he goes to the Prophet sallallahu sallam,
and he's asking him a rhetorical question, aren't you indeed the Messenger of Allah? Aren't we upon the truth and they're upon falsehood didn't want you to we accept humiliation in our Deen? Then he asked the same questions to abubaker but then what is our motto, the law and who say for questioning the Prophet sallallahu Sallam like that it wasn't even a sin. He's just asking. And he was angry for the sake of Allah. Why should we accept these conditions? But he says for 1,000,002 liter Anika mala he spent years doing good deeds to offset what he believed was a sin. How dare I question the Prophet sallallahu Sallam like that. This is how the righteous looked at things that were not even
considered sins to me and you and this is how they made so far. And this is how they did so many good deeds for years on end, just to offset what they believe was something that was improper or incorrect. Far be it done from relieving men or women to be committing a sin, something that's haram that's registered as a sin against them. And they never even think once to ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness. And this is one of the disasters that have befallen us today. So many things that are Haram, we casually accept and we never even remember to ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness from
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