Journey into the Self (Nafs)
Channel: Karim Abuzaid
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my subject tonight is a journey with your neffs
I reflected upon that title
and if there is something that I should say to my enough's
my enough's How come you're not repenting yet?
Why you're not stopping sinning?
And when I ask my enough's this question
the answer comes in a beautiful verse in the Quran.
When Allah subhanho wa Taala actually asks us this question when he says yeah, Are you insane? Oh, ma vocabulary? beckel Karim
oh man kind. What made you
deceived? Regarding Allah Subhana Allah tala, the noble one.
Brothers and sisters in Islam, there is no question that our Revelation the Quran and the Sunnah
do stablish the fact that we're all sinners?
coligny oedema hapa. All the children of Adam are sinners, while Hyrule hopper in a boon and the best of those who sin are those who turn back in repentance to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
At one stage, we have to reflect upon our journey in this world, which can finish at any time.
And certainly you don't want the journey to end with a sin.
You want the journey to end with an act of obedience. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that you will be resurrected, doing what you die doing.
And there you come in the day for the reduction in the land of gathering rain, being risen or rising from beneath the ground with that sin.
So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to bestow upon us before death as sincere repentance.
we're all sinners, like I just established
with one difference that distinguishes one from another that some of us are able to see the sin, a sin.
And some of us are still consumed in justifying the sin.
I'll explain myself
is he we're all sinners,
but those who will repent, and those who will stop sinning
are those who recognize the sin to be a sin
and those who will never repent?
Who will never stop?
Are those who still busy finding a justification or reason for the sense
And I'll explain this from the story, which you all know.
We know from the beginning, that both Adam alayhis salam, our Father, and our mother Eve, did this obey Allah subhana wa Taala.
They were commanded not to eat from the tree, and they ended up eating from the tree.
Also Satan. This obeyed Allah subhana wa Taala he was commanded
to Prostrate to Adam, and he refused the command.
Adam and his wife, Eve, Allahu masan. were given a second chance.
Satan, we know, is cursed until the Day of Resurrection. And also he's at Willer of Hill.
And actually, he is so consumed as we speak, taking as many of us as possible with him.
Now, I established the fact that both Adam and how were
this obeyed Allah subhana wa Taala. And Satan disobeyed Allah subhana wa Taala. What was the difference?
The difference is the fact that I just mentioned Satan did not see his sin a sin. He actually justified the sin. When Allah subhanho wa Taala asked him the question, how come you did not bow down to Adam, as I commanded you?
He said, I'm better.
You created me from fire. And you created him from clay. This is exactly what a lot of us the same exact statement that a lot of us make.
Why do you commit adultery because I have to do it. I'm living in America. That's the way it is here. This is the lifestyle. Everybody's doing it around me in school. Why do you smoke weed? Because this the culture? Everybody's smoking? If you don't smoke, you're not a man.
Why are you giving your chastity is a sign of being ugly. virginity is a sign of being ugly in this culture. I have to why you're thinking of your job, because everybody is this way. This is exactly the attitude of Satan.
He shouldn't command me that you don't recognize your sin to be a sin.
is justified. You're busy with that.
But look at Adam alayhis salam. How come from your aid from that? How come you ate from the tree? Oh, Adam.
You know what he said? In symbols down to earth language. I'm sorry. I made a mistake. Paula urbanna verlin fusina. We wronged ourselves, Europe. Well, Lennar, what are Hannah, Lana, coonan, nominal ha serene. And if you do not forgive our sins, and you will store your mercy upon us, we will indeed be amongst those who lose for this is the first
the first obstacle
and repentance. And this is why a lot of us are still sinning.
And not even willing to stop because we still justifying the sin.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
The second obstacle that comes between us and sinning is our unawareness and I'm trying to use a respectful way of spectral words here, our ignorance or my ignorance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
A lot of us have disappeared from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Thinking that Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to accept you again.
When he called himself, law, feudalism, the one who forgives the sins, when he called himself at the web. He called himself that at that web, one of the names of Allah at the web, the one who legislate repentance, the one who
guides us to repent and the one who accept our repentance.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
If I asked you today to bring out the story of the most joyful person in the Quran and the Sunnah
someone who has experienced
an excessive joy. A story of someone who has
an experience with excessive joy is the story of this man, who is this man, someone who had to travel. He ended up placing his livelihood, His provision on the back of a camel. And he's going somewhere and the story reads that he may have to go through the desert. The desert was part of his journey. And he had to get some rest there in the desert. Now he went to sleep. And he did not tie his camel.
He woke up, he found his camel. Not there.
His camel ran away. But his camel ran away with his life with His provision. He is to die.
He is to die.
If he doesn't find this camel.
This is a hadith from the NSA in America, one Muslim in the wording with Alabama this man kept running in the desert like harder looking for water.
When she had asthma in the baby,
and he given up the fact that he will find this camel. He thought
it's history. Let me just go underneath the tree and die.
Here he is closing his eyes.
He opened his eyes. He's thinking now that he is dying. He's gonna pass away
because his food, his water, his protection, His provision on the back of this camera. There is no way he's gonna make it out of the desert.
And he opens his eyes like this. And he sees that camels standing by his head.
You know what he said? Allahumma Antara Obi Wan Abdo. This is what he wanted to say.
Oh Allah, you are my Lord, and I am your slave. This is what he wanted to say.
This is what his heart wanted to say. But his tongue misspoken and he said Oh Allah, you are my slave, and I am your Lord. Look, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
he misspoke and because of excessive joy.
Why? Because he found his life again. He's alive again. Imagine brothers and sisters in Islam that beginning Lala who shot do farahan mantova drbd minha Rajan Allah subhanho wa Taala is more joy full
because of you repenting than this man.
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Especially when we know
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if the first few and the last few imagine all of mankind would have been a Googler We ask Allah to protect us from this that would have the heart of the most wicked men.
This will not decrease anything from what I own
in Turku for in law, honey, you know, if you all disbelieve Allah is all sufficient. He doesn't need you. But yet, he is joyful. He loves for you to repent, and he will accept you back.
He will take you back one law who you redo one law who you read, to value
and Allah why
To repent once you to repent, so he would accept your repentance
for the second, the second reason why your neffs is not stopping sinning. Reason number one was the fact that you're not seeing a sin a sin. You're still justifying it, you're still finding a reason for your sin is still saying that I am entitled to sin, I'm entitled is this obey Allah. That's what we're saying when we insist on the sin. The second reason, our ignorance of the mercy of Allah, the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala
any one of the Hadith, which we try to narrate carefully, not to invite people to go and kill and assume that repentance is still there. But that Hadith opens the gate of Raja of hope, somebody who kills 99 souls
99 souls imagine? And he still had hope, in the mercy and in the forgiveness of Allah to the extent that he went around asking people direct me to learn man who can guide me to how to depend.
Of course, he was directed to somebody who looks like a scholar. But he didn't know the names and the attributes of Allah quite will. He didn't know that Allah can forgive all sins, except one.
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every sin, any sin which you commit?
Accept schilke polytheism associating someone in worship with Allah subhana wa tada you have nasm Hadith ns and the tirmidhi holofil la lo at a tiny bit of the papaya led to Shinjuku be a 32 kB, Pallavi Haemophilia. If you come to me in the Day of Resurrection with Earth, filled with sins,
but with one restriction, no shirt, no polytheism no association that you do not set arrival in worship with Allah, Allah with forgive your sins.
He went to that person who looks like a learned scholar, but he didn't know
rahmatullah wa T was he at
my mercy encompasses everything. He said. 99 souls No way.
No way Allah can forgive you he killed him, that's 100 souls, yet he still was hoping in the mercy and the forgiveness of Allah. And finally, he was directed to a learn person.
Subhan Allah, the man immediately when he was asked by this serial killer, do I still have a chance? Why not?
Why not limb Allah. But this is what you need to do. You need right away, leave the place where you've been sending and go to another place, away from the environment of wickedness.
He immediately traveled,
almost halfway in between.
We know that when we experience the agony of death,
based on Hadith, Abby Seidel, huria lavonne, that Hadith that I'm quoting, two groups of angels come to the person who's about to die. If he was a righteous and pious, then angels of mercy. They do come and reveal that person for the angel of death before the arrival of the angel of death. And if he was wicked than angels of punishment.
Regarding this man, the two groups arrived at the scene. And they actually argued and debated with one another that he belongs to us. This guy killed 100 souls. No, he wanted to repent, he repented, and he already traveled. Allah subhanho wa Taala sent an angel to arbitrate.
To figure out, you know the way out of this argument, and he said the following to them,
measure the distance from origin to destination, see, how far is the distance. And if he crossed the halfway line, then angels of mercy are two seasons all
are to prepare him for the angel of death, to come to take his soul.
And if he is behind the halfway line, then angels of punishment he belongs to hell.
Imagine the Hadith reads that he was that much behind.
He didn't make it. But look at the mercy, the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhana wa Taala commanded Earth scoot over move.
And here he was.
Imagine this, for rapala mean, he loves for you to defend, he is joyful because of your dependents. If there is one good thing about repentance, that your Creator your maker is happy is pleased. And we affirm that Allah is happy is an attribute which we affirm your for Allah who
we affirm the attribute, but we do not like in the joyfulness of Allah to our joyfulness we don't landownership the water. We don't even look how he is joyful. subhana wa Taala. We don't try to find out how he's joyful, but he is. He's joyful in a way that suits His Majesty that suits His divine essence. Law. Yeah, Alan Kay for law Illa Allah. Only Allah knows how Allah is. We understand these attributes in a way that suits His Majesty. So Hannah,
there is one thing that you make Allah Subhana Allah, joyful in a way that suits His Majesty, for the second obstacle that comes between us. And repentance is our ignorance of the vastness of the mercy. The forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala out of area fakie tabula cannot call
the area the verse that gives so much hope in the book of Allah. Allah tada kuliah eva de alladhina Ashraful Allah I'm fusi him latacunga Toma Rahmatullah in La Jolla. Nova Jamia in hoo hoo, fool Rahim. O Mohammed till my servants, a daddy who transgressed so much never disappear from the mercy of Allah. Because for Indeed Allah subhana wa Tada. Allah forgives all sins, all sins, indeed he is the merciful The forgiving.
Brothers and sisters in Islam. The third obstacle that comes between your knifes and answering that call, remember at the very beginning of my talk, I said if I journey with minus I'm asking my enough's. How come you're not repenting? How come you still sending while you're still sending my enough's? Why?
Why do you wanna die this way you want to dies committing adultery, you wanna die smoking weed, you want to die being unbeautiful to the parents, you wanna die being rude being mean to your elders?
Why? I said, I'm not seeing the sin a sin. Oh, I'm America. I'm no longer in Somalia. I can be mean to my parents. This is how they teach us in television. And this is how the soap operas. This is how the TV This is the culture here. It's America, justifying the sin. This is not a sin llll
the sin and sumar the sin here the sin in Egypt, the sin the Sharia law.
Our Sharia doesn't change.
The second thing being ignorant about how vast the
mercy and the forgiveness of Allah subhana wa Taala is
wanted to say. And again.
you know, encouraging you to do this to to go and kill or to do
Amid adultery. Imagine a prostitute, a woman who works as a prostitute. Her job is to be a prostitute.
Again, these are Heidi brothers and sisters in Islam. It's supposed to give us hope, not to disappear from the mercy of Allah.
Imagine, Allah accepted her again.
Because of Sofia Kelvin, she given a drink to a dog. She was walking in the desert, and she saw a thirsty dog. Because of that act, Allah subhanho wa Taala guided her to repent. She became a good Muslim, and she died as a good Muslim and she stopped that act of prostitution because of that act. Again, build on that. Allah subhanho wa Taala will accept you back. And this is the promise Allah subhana wa Taala made when Satan said to him
Subhana Satan said to Allah subhana wa Tada. You will never give up. misguiding them. Allah says as long as they have their souls in their bodies, I will accept the repentance.
What other what other way that can show you the vastness of the mercy of Allah subhana wa Taala then Allah descending in a way again, that suits His Majesty.
Yes, we believe we affirm the attribute of descendants. But we liken it to the descending of the creative beings. Allah descends every single night, when the last third of the night is here, and he calls upon you and me sinners, hadn't been most of fearing for our funeral. Anyone wants to repent, I will accept your repentance. What else?
The third obstacle brothers and sisters in Islam
is a weapon that Satan uses with us all the time.
I will show you Phil Islam, I will
I will not now, not now is a weapon that Satan uses with us illimani is still young is still 1518 years old is still 20 years old is still 30 just enjoy your youth have fun, and after that you can repent I will listen you can do this provided that you write a contract which is something that you can do really with the angel of death that he is not going to come to take your soul accept
when you finish what you want to finish.
We do have infants who whom we value every day, we vary sometimes youth we vary sometimes 20 and 30 years old. And yes we do very sometimes 70 and 80 years old, but there is no cut here
people can die at any time. So that weapon I will is not going to work.
towards the end of my
lecture presentation or short talk or whatever you want to call it or reminder.
How can you go about repenting
is a process
that you must follow.
Now, repentance is an act of worship.
Alright, five minutes or five conditions.
Okay. Now to do this quickly, inshallah. Repentance is an act of worship that you should strive to do.
you find yourself committing a sin.
And one of the things that you must do before this act for the act of repentance to be successful, you must call yourself to account
you must name the sin. Don't go with the package deal. Don't say Oh Allah, I repent. From what law? I repent from saying this word to my mother.
Repent from looking at this bad website. I repent from smoking, name the sin. Don't do a package deal. That's why our repentance is not working. That we don't even try to name the sin. Listen, well not Catholics here, you're gonna have to name this to your shave. If you're a man no to your Lord to creator.
In fact, you're supposed to conceal your sin colo Matthew, Martha Ellen Mujahideen
you're supposed to consider gonna reveal this to Allah, not to me, not to your mother, not to your father. Oh Allah, I committed that senior up. Today I did this your job and name it.
Now, for your attendance to be successful. You must do it sincerely. You're not doing it because you're afraid to be disgraced. You're afraid to discover you doing this act and this is shame. What if they find out that I'm smoking weed? This is bad. What if they find out that I go into these websites and the internet This is bad? No, I'm repenting because it's Haram.
It's Haram. sincerity. Repentance is an act of worship and any act of worship for it to be validated in Islam. It must be done sincerely for Allah subhanho wa Taala. sincerity. Now, look at those three, remember those three, past, present future. So the first condition is sincerity. Past, Present future, you must regret doing the act in the past. Present, you must vow to abandon the act. Future you must vow not to go back to the act.
Look at those three.
So past regret, present abandoned future vow.
He can say Oh Allah, I stopped for LA when you're planning in your heart, that you're going to go back to the sin. Listen, a lot of us a lot of us go back to the same sin again. Fine. But when you repenting no reservation whatsoever that you want to go back to it, you may go back to it because some of these sins we've been you doing them for too long, our knifes it the act of setting became encrypted
abdulkareem given a beautiful parable of this, if you have a sponge, and you place ink on that sponge, and you you put the pen there for a while What happened to that ink? That ink betrays the sponge? Can you just wash it one time? And then that ink will go away? No, you have to keep washing in the sense that you have been committing for years. You may have to repent from them for years
and you may have to refrain from them 234 times a day. But when you're doing the act of repentance you are resolving not to go back
you can say
I know I'm gonna go back invalid you must resolve hopefully one of these times yeah you're Latina de la wahconah Masada teen hopefully will be like Gavin and Alec
and it will be accepted though but and also
number four for the sake of time.
Some of the sins in those the rights of other people
against other creative beings you must settle these in justices. I can cheat you out of your money and then call upon Allah forgive me no Give back the money otherwise that act of repentance is not accepted.
I can be backbiting and gossiping and slandering and and then Oh ALLAH forgive me for slandering my brother. No do something about it. Stop slandering.
Stop slandering. Stop backbiting.
Yeah, our brothers and sisters in Islam. There is one type of sins which Allah subhanaw taala will never forgive in the day for selection, which one should make polytheism
there is another
tybo challah will not
hold you accountable for it. The sins which you commit between you and Allah.
But there is one time that has to be settled.
You have to pay for it. And guess what you will pay for it from a hard currency. That hard currency is your net
your good deeds
at the drone ml mufflers, do you know who's the bankrupt is corlew. They said they are Azul Allah, Allah. Allah. Allahu Allah Mata the bankrupt is someone who doesn't have assets, no cash.
I'll move this woman Amati the bankrupt from my alma is someone who will come in today for the reduction we'll look at this Salah five times in the machine, they suddenly said to zeca Hi,
her butt back with this person killed this person took away the money of this person and justly
he will be given a fat
book of bassinet. But Allah will say to him stand
and he will have a line in front of him. Give me back, give me back some of your hacer net until he runs out. And when he runs out of Hashanah, guess what?
The say the sins of the people against whom
he wronged and committed injustice. their sins will be credited to his book to his account. So you have to settle.
You have to settle.
The last condition dear brothers and sisters in Islam, that repentance has to happen
in the proper time.
An individual level before the agony of death, before you see the angels who are there to seize your soul. And in a universal level before the sun rising from the west.
That's Allahu la vim or Belarusian Karim dessner Hill hoshina effetti, Lola zakenna, multi Toba, O Allah guide us to a sincere repentance before we die. We're in dilemma with the Shahada. And at the time of death, Oh Allah, grant us steadfastness so that we can say a Chateau La ilaha illa Allah, a shadow No, Mohammed Rasulullah Baba del mouthy, Jonathan Juana. eema and after death. Grant us Jen and the plus of Jenna does echo halen the brothers and sisters in Islam subhanak Allahumma behenic Chateau La La Land star silica tulelake al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen.