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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome to the second segment of Hodor. Tonight and I'm your host Grenada. Welcome to the third segment also of our series on Ramadan. We discussed in our previous episodes, the relationship between taqwa and Ramadan. And we specified very clearly that the goal of Ramadan is to attain taqwa. In our second episode, we discussed the barrier between us and Ramadan. And so the barrier between us and attaining taqwa and we mentioned that it was our sins. We discussed that sins are of two types major sin and minus in. So we have this situation. We have the goal of Ramadan here, and we have our current situation where we are sinful. How do we go

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from this date to this date? The answer is in repentance, stir today we'll talk about repentance and we'll have a look at the different branches involved in repentance. Allah subhanho wa Taala he says himself in the Holy Quran, in a lie hibbett aavin or hibben Matata herring. So he loves those who repent, who are continuously making repentance, and he also loves those who are purifying themselves. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the children of many Adam are sinners. But the best of sinners the best from amongst those are the ones who make Toba the ones who repent. So we can see this is a virtue. This is an attribute that we are trying to attain. Now, the program

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today we broken down into a number of different segments, we'll have a look at the meaning of Toba linguistically, and from the Sharia, we'll also have a look at repentance in the Quran, the different verses that talk about repentance. We also have a look at repentance in the Hadith. What did the prophet SAW Selim say about repentance? We'll also have a look at its virtues. What do we benefit from making repentance in this world and in the hereafter? And then finally, we'll have a look at the obstacles involved. What prevents people from making Toba? Why are we so held back from making toboe and we know that the rewards are so many that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given those

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who repent paradise. So preventers will also have a look at the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala, where he mentioned himself that he is a web. So we'll have a look at these various things. So stay tuned, join me and join us in just a few moments after a short report.

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Allah subhanho wa Taala created you too long for him. Allah created you to desire Allah created you for one moment, and one moment only. And that moment is the day where you will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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I was in this beautiful city of Medina.

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And I was sitting with one of my teachers, I was reading a text to him. And the habit of Saudi Arabia in general, not just Medina is that wherever you're going, even if it's a short distance, you're going to be zooming down. Like it's a 30 kilometer zone, you're driving like 130. So we're going like 130 kilometers an hour, no one's wearing their seatbelts, very unsafe, very dangerous. And as you're driving away from the university, the teacher halts his car and goes to a sudden break. And I will jerking forward. And I'm like, Whoa, what just happened? You know, no one crossed by no one. No, there's no reason to stop. Why did he stop? And they say if he stops the car, he gets

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out of the car, he walks and he does something, and then he comes back into the car. So I couldn't, you know, resist it. I had to ask him. What was that all about? What did you just do? And he says, you know, navaid Allah's Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us that the lowest form of a man is to remove something harmful from the pathway. And I saw a glass bottle and I thought to myself Subhanallah What if someone gets injured while stepping on it? Or what if I do the heat in the sun, it explodes and like pops a tire or something of that nature. He says, you know,

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the greatest moment in our lives, what we hope for, is that meeting with Allah subhanho wa Taala and you never know what that deed is. That will allow you one extra second, one extra minute, one extra hour to look at the beautiful face of Allah subhanho wa Taala and for you to express yourself at that time, that Oh Allah, I struggled in this world for years.

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Wallah I

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held on to this Dean, when they caught calls for your sake, Oh Allah, I sacrificed I lived and I died for your sins. And Allah subhanaw taala being

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the one who appreciates, he will say my slave, for you is this paradise and everything else that your heart desires. My dear brothers and sisters that is long to meet him and he will love to meet you.

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alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome back. In this short report that we just saw, we mentioned the shift mentioned here various different names and attributes of Allah Subhana Allah, I think this is a good point to begin with. Allah subhanho wa Taala himself he says at Weber Rahim. So let's begin Introducing shakeri mosaic again to our program.

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Thank you for being here. It's always good to begin with the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our topic today is October and Allah subhanaw taala refers to himself as a worm. So can we begin by discussing this name? Shall Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah shadow Allah, Allah illallah wa Whoa, luxury Kala shadow Anna Mohammedan. Aveda who are so

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it's so beautiful to learn the names and the attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Right.

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Because every name has a meaning.

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And that meaning requires or will the servitude okay.

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I believe the subject tonight is Toba repentance, right? So hon Allah Allah Subhana. Allah called himself at a web.

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Now when we say Toba, the definition of Toba in simple terms is to come back okay is to return.

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So, this is the linguistic meaning linguistic meanings

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is to leave off what displeases Allah subhanaw taala to what pleases Allah subhanaw taala Okay, whether it is inward or outward By the way, we sometimes we only focus on the outward

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the deeds of the heart, you know, the reliance to be upon Allah, okay, the removal of envy of hate, hatred and so forth. So I want to focus on that whether it is inward or outward, right, where the heart is in is engaged. So, that is what Toba is, once it comes to the human being. Okay, is us returning to Allah subhanaw taala going back to Allah subhanho wa Taala but the name of Allah at the web and you can find out that it's

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what we call an Arabic three that mobile of

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a condensed form

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is like a Lost Planet. Allah has been doing it imagine how many people that Allah subhanaw taala accepted the repentance since Adam alayhis salam until the last soul born right he's accepting people who come back to him. So this this mobile Allah convention is talking about an action which is done consistent consistently. Right. Okay. Even with with with the same person, Allah subhanaw taala i mean, i sin and then I repent and then I go back to singing then I repent, then I go back to singing and I like sexy, okay? Allah takes you back regardless. But when we say the name of Allah at the web, it means three things. Once it comes to Allah subhanaw taala right. The first aspect of the

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name that Allah subhanho wa Taala Shara Alana Toba Okay, he legislated repentance, right? That if we sin, if we go astray, if we fall into what displeases Allah Subhana Allah Allah. You have a way. The way is Toba. Allah legislated that Allah Subhana Allah made it part of the religion

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that you repent. So this is the fact that Allah subhanaw taala legislated. So here's the here's the lawmaker, he made it as a low right that this is how you come back. Okay. I this is, you know, and this is something that we addressed before

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that he actually taught Adam what to do to repent, the first one with whom Allah subhana wa Taala did

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use the repentance. If I may use that word use with a Lost Planet Allah Allah forgive me but

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was Adam and Eve

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Salam. Okay.

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So Allah legislated repentance. And he actually that's the second aspect of it, that he taught us how to do it. Okay. Like he taught Adam how to do it. And he guided us to do it to those two.

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with Adam, he told him the words. What should you say? In order to repent? For tilaka demo number of de kalimat in fetta body. Okay, Adam, so Panama learned these words from Allah.

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And Allah told him if you use these words,

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I will accept your repentance. So the concept of Toba and how it is performed is been ongoing from Emily's. Until now until today. Yes. So the second aspect of the name interweb that Allah subhana wa Taala guides us okay to repent.

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Because we believe Allah subhana wa Taala creates our actions, right? Allah subhanaw taala places in our hearts, but we have to will it okay. We have to initiate it. And if you're serious, if we're sincere about it, Allah subhana wa Taala will guide us to do it. Right. The third aspect of the name that Allah subhana wa Taala would accept our repentance.

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So he legislated.

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He guides us, showed us sent messengers to show us how to do a lot of panatela showed Adam how to do it. And then finally, he would accept our repentance, right? And all these three aspects of the name were mentioned in the verse in Surah, a Toba regarding the three companions who did not join the Muslim army. Why lfls Attila Dena holy foo hotter? Allah

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wa Taala him fusuma no Allah mlj Amina La la la Hadees from metabo Allah him okay. Leah to boo. In nahi Hua Rahim, Allah

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tabouleh He means listeria, Toba for those three individuals who are truthful

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you know when they they did not join the army they did not fake it. They came to the Messenger of Allah they said we're wrong. We made a mistake. You just got delayed or left behind for Well, they said listen, we were sinners, okay. We're sinners. They they confessed

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the wrongdoing like Adam did right. Okay. Adam did that to the last panel and I said it wrong myself. I'm sorry I made a mistake eight from the three week but there's nothing I can do about it. So Allah subhanaw taala tabouleh him logistically Toba for them Leah to boo then he guided them to repent okay.

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In Novato Rahim then he accepted the repentance because he is that a web the Rahim and something interesting here the name of the web

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was mentioned in the Quran 11 times okay

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nine of them

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with the name Rahim that's interesting with a rahimian Rahim Allah him.

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So he is the worship and he is Rahim. How? How is he?

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You know is so amazing. Junaid and I love this.

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If you cruise the Quran and the Sunnah and I asked you bring me out of the Quran and the Sunnah, the most joyful person the story of the most joyful person. Okay.

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I know this is a lot of the viewers is what is the shift is talking about, you know, the story of this man.

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Had His Highness The Muslim and others I'm intrigued now. Yes, he was traveling in the desert. And he has all his belongings on the back of a camel. Okay. And he was going through the desert

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and he had to get some rest. So he went to sleep. He did not tie his camel.

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So he woke up from his lip. His camel now has all his belongings, his food, his water, his weapon. Everything is in the desert.

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He woke up he opened his eyes his camel his gun. Okay. In some of the wording of this hadith he did like Haji

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Ali has set up you know when she was looking for water for a smile so he started to run. Run back and forth looking for his camel because his livelihood is in the camel on the on the back of this camel. Right if the camel is gone that means he has to wait for a lion for a snake or a scorpion. He will perish he will done he will be done.

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So he got tired, he given up the the the fact that he can find find this camel and he went back underneath the tree and he slept. He basically fainted or he lost his consciousness because he has not eaten he has not had his water. And then imagine this he opens his eyes like this. And he sees his camel standing by his head.

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Imagine what this man said.

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He called though the reign of that camel. He made sure he has it in his head and he looked up and he said, Oh Allah, you are by load and I am your slave. That's what he meant to say. But he did not say that. He actually replaced the words. So what did he say? He said, Oh Allah, you are my slave and I am your Lord. Allah, okay. But here is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said what?

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He said that

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he made a mistake. He misspoken because of excessive joy.

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Imagine Junaid Allah subhanho wa Taala is more joyful,

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the cause of our repentance then this man was panela

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this is touchy, this really touching to me personally. Provided that you understand that Allah doesn't need you.

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Look, Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, in the kuruva in a lohani universe,

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full of you disbelief. Allah is all sufficient.

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overage he doesn't need you. He's in No need. No need. LAU walakum Hadith be very reserved of the La, la and the Muslim. Now an Akuma yurakucho in sercombe como Gina calm, if the first of us meaning Adam, and the lost soul born human engine, those who do have choices, the free the free will, would have and we seek refuge that we don't turn into that would have the heart of the most wicked human make up the most wicked human being who ever woke walked in the face of this earth. Okay, if all of us would have this heart, well edible. We see crayfish with a lot of this is not happening. This will not decrease. I think from what Allah owns. So he doesn't need us. But yet, he becomes very

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happy. You know why? Because he's Rahim. mahato Abrahim because he's Rahim, his merciful. He wants us to enter Yes, because he knows our weaknesses. He knows that we're weak.

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Look, one law who you redo to Allah.

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Allah wants you to repent, so that he would accept your repentance, right? Allah wants that. Not only this look at look at look at the signs of His mercy here

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that he would replace what we don't know to her Senate by performing Toba? Yes.

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Well, Lavina look at this in the final

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verses of surah Furqan when Allah subhanaw taala spoken about the

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man the servants of the Most Merciful, okay, and then we're leadin Annette onomah Allahu ala hora. And those who do not call others besides Allah

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tauheed while I have to Luna nasality haram Allah who elaborate Huck Do not kill other people and justly while is known and did not commit adultery omonia five dedicated Family Law mafia mafia ohana 11 tebah m and Amelia Island Florida

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accept those who repent from all these acts should adultery killing for older aka you bet de la who say at him Hashanah so para la. Allah would replace their sins to be bassinet. And these things that are mentioned in this ayah are the major things. The biggest of things that one can Yes, yes. But he's Rahim he is a Rahim that he legislated over for us that he knows that we're weak. we're sinners. Come back to me.

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He tells you if you transgressed

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you know Allah subhanaw taala evaluate Latina as rough water unforseen Oh my servant to transgress the spear not from my mercy because I forgive all sins, right? For this is the name of Allah subhana wa tada interweb that He is merciful. He legislated Toba for us to come back. He given us the seasons of obedience, where acts of worship will be made easy for some reason.

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So that we can repent so we can find a way to come back to our last panel. So it's a month of mercy. Yes. And it's a month of Toba for us to repent. Yes, absolutely. I mean, it's only we know ourselves and we know the sins that we commit during the year. And this is a perfect time for us to really contemplate on these words, and to make some sincere Toba to make some some say repentance to Allah Spano tala, I want to pick up on something else you just mentioned. You mentioned that the fact that the human being is created weak right lust pinata Allah has created in a weak state. Could you shed some light on this? Well, we

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the the nature

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or the inclination right? of dentists

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is to go wickedness and to go

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righteousness, okay, the toolpath Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in the Quran one of sin one, so Okay, when the soul and the one who created it, and perfected it, for Alabama for Judah, what Aqua?

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Allah subhana wa Taala made it inclined to go wicked way to go righteous way. Okay. So the fact the weakness here is from the get go, the nature of the neffs add to this, the enemies, right shaitan is the

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Making

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Sense fear seeming to us? It's okay, no problem.

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Also our, you know, human shayateen share our feelings that human you know, the bad friends, okay? The friends, when they see you doing something wrong, they don't try to stop you. And actually there are bodies who promote sense for you and open ways for you to sin and

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all of these aspects beside your creation

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would lead to the fact that we're weak

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in the face of sherawat of whims and desires.

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Something that

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really explains your or answers your question is when Allah subhanaw taala hadn't

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created gender, okay?

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Then he said to jabril, ali, salaam, go and look at it, you're smiling, you probably know the Hadith. So he went and he looked at it. And then he came back to Allah Subhana Allah, Allah and Allah knows, of course, he said, Oh Allah, no one will hear

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the description of paradise. But with one to enter it, of course, because he saw all these beautiful things that we we would find in paradise. And then Allah subhanaw taala, engulfed paradise with desires, wins.

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And then he said, go back and look at it. When he saw all these desires and whims surrounding paradise, he said, Oh Allah, very few people will be able to make it.

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So the neffs is weak in the face of whims and desires. And, and and that's the way it is. And that's why repentance is there for us. And I think it's also important to highlight this point, especially as Muslims living in the West in the States, or in the UK and other countries that certain elements of the society or certain sins are made very easy.

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They are not actually considered sin, they're not considered serious. So if you want to commit a particular sin, I'll be late, but it's very easy to do so. And you might even get praised. If you're in your workplace. Or if you with your friends and you commit a particular sin, they will encourage you and they will praise you for your activities. Well, we live at a time I would not just confine this to the US or the West, even in the Muslim countries.

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Just two days ago, and here we are in Egypt. I

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me and my brother, were visiting my

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What do you call that the? My niece? Okay.

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Not nice. My cousin actually female cousin. Okay. So my brother shake her hand.

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So I told him, you can shake her hand, right? You know, that's number one do you can shake. So imagine what her husband said to me. You guys are making everything haram here. You know, is is I'm making everything Of course I'm not the one who's making this haram because Arsalan says that is you to be stamped with a needle in your head is far better to shake a woman's hand of a woman who's not lawful for you to

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To touch her. So in a way,

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Islam emerged as a strange thing, and it will go back to be a strange thing, right? This adds to the load of, of, you know, what everything that you try to do, which is according to the Quran and Sunnah in the eyes of the majority of people, whether it is weird, or whether it is, it is a bit of music, the sooner is really turning to be a beta and the beta is becoming the sort of slight

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signs of the Day of Judgment is bad and bad will be Yes, yes. And so all of this adds up, you know, all of this adds the pressure. But this is the way it's supposed to be, you know, this is the way the test is supposed to be. And just like you mentioned, as well about the show what's easy to commit in the Western and other countries, right? I think also now, it's important to highlight that doubts as well, especially living in the West way where minorities, and the predominant is either Christians or secularism or it's in head but people don't believe in the Lord. And they come with the doubts all the time talking to Muslims about doubtful issues, they think is doubtful, but for

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us, it's not that well. And maybe sometimes a Muslim can fall into these doubts, absolutely. And

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even in the area of hate, which is made crystal clear to us.

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When the delegation of Iran

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came to the beat with the Messenger of Allah regarding the status of Prophet sallallahu Sallam right, read these verses and saw that Allah, Allah subhanaw taala reminded the Prophet sallallahu Sallam so many times I'll have Connor Robic Fela, Taka minimum 13 This is the truth from your Lord do not allow what they are telling you to cast doubts into your hearts regarding what is being revealed. So, you know, wherever that is, why a Muslim must choose the environment and the society where he should live right, where his religion is guarded, whether it is their beliefs, or whether it is the rituals or whether it is even the character and staying away from sins. So, absolutely,

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all of this adds up to so, the weakness the the the initial weakness of the neffs of the soul, and then after is inclined to to like these desires, the quick passing the neffs likes to to have it now. So this is more emphasis on the importance of making Toba? Yes, that is why we have to depend again and again and always and then this is a good point where we can actually now discuss the process of Toba. If one has admitted or comprehended that he's made sense, how can he now change himself and how can he become closer to Allah? Well, you know, the, the

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I think the initial

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obstacle

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in the face of a Muslim making tower

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is not seeing what he is doing to be wrong. Right?

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is actually justifying and finding a reason to commit the sin. Okay.

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I always like to look at the beginnings of things. They normally Allah, Allah made that story of Adam and Satan to be, you know,

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a learning lesson in a lot of aspects. Okay. Guess what? Satan was commanded by Allah subhanaw taala to do something,

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which is great to Adam.

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Okay.

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Adam was commanded not to do something,

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which is not to eat from the tree, right. Guess what? Both of them disobeyed the last panel that

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both of them fall into sin.

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Both of them send, of course, the question that we ought to ask ourselves tonight, why Satan was not given the second chance. Rather, he was cursed. rejected. He is at Willer of hell for eternity. We know this for a fact. Okay. And Adam was given a second chance.

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So the answer The answer, Satan denied the sin. Satan said no.

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When Allah subhanaw taala asked him

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how come Menaka and let us do the Dhamma talk, right? How come you did not prostrate yourself as I commanded you? He justified the sin.

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He said Anna Hiraman, I'm better than him. He's basically telling them

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Muscle panatela You shouldn't be commanding me to do this. So the first thing we that is not a sin. I don't deserve to be commanded to do this. So he's denying his in his denying his sin. So the first step is admitting yourself. Yes, right. But look at Adam,

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Adam and Hakuna until Kuma schelotto Hola, como una shaitana la cama de mubin.

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Having I banned you from eating from the tree, and I warned you regarding the animosity, the enmity that Satan has against you, and I told you it's a plain clear enmity. What did he say? him and his spouse, his wife, Carla, our benevolent Susana

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Oh Allah we wronged ourselves. So they admit basically it's like I'm sorry, you know, I made a mistake.

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I made a mistake.

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So the initial reason that's the obstacle or the initial step to repent that you look at the sin to be a sin

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and only a living heart

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with see the sin a sin, right. Abdullah have never showed merits Hadith fakie tabel

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Tao

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What did he say? Salaam Satan's

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a believer with see his sins like a mountain.

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Which about to fall on him. Okay.

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a hypocrite offensive and other wording, this obedient will see his sin like a fly, which goes over his nose and he does like this

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thing. This is nothing significant.

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Right now he Muslim say, shift by Allah, I have a very clean heart, I don't do anything wrong. I just don't pray five times a day, my heart is clean.

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Five times a day, you pray five times a day, give me a break. But this is the Sahaba consider that person to be a disbeliever he doesn't pray five times a day. And he is seeing that sin to be insignificant is nothing. A lot of Muslims are like that. And it has to do with the with the with the amount of consciousness of Allah subhanaw taala that you have in your heart. There is a statement that Allah Subhanallah made. Okay. That really bothers me personally. And he was addressing his students. Right. The second best generation euro colossal loss Allen braised three generations haleness economy, the best of the Muslims are my generation, then the students in the

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students of the students of the Sahaba three generations. So ns is also hobby, and has got to live 100 years and some of the wording. So he was addressing the second best generation he was telling them this in nicoleta meluna armelle and he Fei Unicom de comida, Sha kwinana, Doha fiza Mandela su de la him in the movie caught, flee Buhari had, he said this, you do things? In your eyes, you see it, nothing thinner than a piece of hair. We used to consider these things which you do. And you belittle during the time for some lasala xlm to be destructive since.

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What about us at the tail of time here? You know, a lot of things that this is enough to make us cry.

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You see, that's the initial because

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you see, you got to understand something. What will mobilize your heart ignite Toba in your heart? There's something called regret fulness right. That is why uracil sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said and Nether matoba. Right. regretting what you have done is the actual Toba right now, if you do not see what you have done wrong, you think you're gonna regret it? You're not admitting you're not admitting it to begin with. It's nothing I'm not doing anything wrong. Why? Why should Why should I admit it? Why? Why should I regret? You see, Toba is what? You know, you.

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There are three areas here for the brothers who want to make dope has something to do with the past. Right? has something to do with the present has something to do with the future. That is what obeys.

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In the past, you'll regret what you've done in the past. Okay. And that is why I focused on the aspect of seeing what you've done in the past to be a sin. Okay, that you don't see

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Something wrong,

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because this will get you to regret. Okay, so contemplation about what you've done. Yes. And then as you mentioned to have regret the regret fulness okay. I'm sorry I made a mistake. This is, this is bad. I shouldn't have done that. You know, this is huge in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala. Okay, so step number one in order to seek Toba is a gratefulness. But now you have to see what you've done wrong wrong, right?

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To you abandon what you're doing in the present.

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Okay. you abandon someone who smokes.

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he regrets smoking, smoking is unlawful. he regrets smoking.

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Now you have to abandon smoking. Of course, do you still have cigarette packs, bags, bags inside the house?

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A sign of abandoning that. Get rid of that stuff. Okay. Abandon

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the sin. If you're not praying, abandon not praying by by praying. If you're not being abandoned not being by putting your hand in your right. Abandon the wrongdoing in the present in the future, vowing down not to come back to it. Excellent. Okay. Those are three major steps. So we said regret regret in the past. Just just mark them with the time past, present future. Okay, regret in the past, okay. abandoned in the present. Now you have to leave it now. And you have to vow not to come back to it. Excellent. Listen, you may come back to it.

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A lot of us do come back to sins which we commit. But you have to vow not to come back. If you come back to it again. Do the process again. Regret abandon vow? Regret. I want to say something there are sins

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which we go back by nll feign our failure, okay.

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Even believers, even

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because you're so get used to it.

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You're laughs got used to it. Even so you abandon the sin but you still go back to it. Just this reminds me of what you said in the previous episode of when we commit to sin. A black door is put right? Yes. The more you do it, that black bath is what so it becomes harder, harder and harder and harder. You know, everything is connected. Yes, yes. In you know, the sponge. The sponge, right? It's ginger.

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Yellow. If you put ink on the sponge, right? What happened to that thing? It spreads inside it goes inside. Inside the heart. Imagine you have to be a sponge. If you put ink on that sponge, it goes inside right now. Can you wash that ink one time and it's done? No. You have to what?

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Keep performing the performing tower until it's removed

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over and over again. And it's okay. You see that? The good thing about this is Listen, listen, that maybe you are agile. Your time will come when you will actually repenting from it.

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So whenever you fall into that sin, just repent from it right away. Right? Maybe the angel of death will come to your when you're actually in a state of repentance. It's far better than insisting on it. Because a lot of Muslims what they do is they say, You know what? That sin I cannot leave it.

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So let me just settle that I cannot. And I can actually come and convinces you

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of the organization. Until you see I told you you can't leave that sin. It's too difficult. It's too difficult. What are you doing? Try? You know, that's how Satan speaks to us. Or our Neff speak. You keep trying it's not working. Just stop. You're doing other good things. Come on. you're praying. You're fasting. You're good. Just abandon this let this one go. Okay, let this one go. No. So you have to go back to regret right? abandoned again, regret abandoned again like a sponge. You have to wash it more than one time. Okay, until it's removed. And now you wash it with the tears of what

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regret that the more tears you shed, the more regret you know it will happen. So those are the three main ones now doing it sincerely okay?

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That is the initial you're not repenting because you're afraid to be disgraced.

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You're not repenting from smoking weed because you're afraid somebody is gonna spot you and he's gonna call you a butthead I think there's something like that

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American

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Yeah.

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Or you're not because Oh, he's coming he is drinking or something. No, you're doing it for Are you not stop stealing because you're afraid of the police. Right? Of course you should be concerned that

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You're going to go to jail, spend a lot of time in prison. But listen, you repenting for the last panel because the toll was an act of worship. Toba is an act of worship you do it for Allah subhana wa okay? For the sake of Allah, so sincerity, sincerity, regret, abandon, vow not to come back to it. Okay. Number five, if the sin engages the rights the injustices against other people like we spoke in the last episode, you have to settle that.

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I cannot steal your money, I cannot steal 10,000 pounds from you, and then say Oh Allah, forgive me. Forgive me Allah by stole 10,000 pounds, no dollar gift, give the money back and then enjoy my

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loader. Give the money back. Okay, you give the money back to donate. That's how the process here with that in justices you have to settle the injustices, and the Toba has to be number six. Now condition number six, the Toba has to be done on time. on an individual level that means before your soul departs your body and also on a collective

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level which is the sun rising from the west. Okay. In Allaha Absolutely. Yeah, the who belay? LEAH tubeworms una de las panatela extends his hand at night to accept your dependence during the day and so forth until the sun rises from the west. So okay, it should just stop you there. We actually have a phone call brother machete from Saudi Arabia, his brother.

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And Aiko. Salama? Yes.

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First of all,

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we thank you about this very beautiful and uniform photograph and Africa last panel to support and guide you inshallah, to the

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it's actually only one point about the Toba, some,

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let's say the young age of the man, when he goes for studying or something outside in this country, he tends to do you know, some RC and

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Argentinian or something, okay, but he has the tent for Toba in the end. Okay, you know, let's say he's gonna stay for

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two years. And he says, In the end of the course, I'm gonna just degrade and shala go back to online. Right? So who knows, maybe you will die before you're in Panama. Okay. And thank you, that's all. Thank you, brother for calling us and sharing your point of view with us. We really appreciate your thoughts.

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He elaborated upon what you were discussing. And I think this is a very important point that this is the attitude of brothers of use of right when they said up to new use of

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our Torah Whoa, whoa, LA, ya la como la come? What are the common Salah Hey,

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kill us, or throw him someplace and then be righteous afterwards? You can do that. Who are you trying to kill you playing games?

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I the brother Mashallah. May Allah reward him he would have very eloquently I think we he we do not need to elaborate any further on his point, he made it really crystal clear. But let me put it in a different way. Okay. I tell these brothers who go overseas to study and end up doing what the non Muslims do.

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Hoping that they would have the time to repent at the end of the term.

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Go ahead and do this. But after establishing a contract between you and the angel of death, that the angel of death will actually not come

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until you finish your term. And who can guarantee that? Well, if they can do it, just go ahead and get the angel of death to provide a contract for you. Of course, this is hypothetical.

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Death. Two days ago, I saw amazing

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I think right after

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last week, I when I went home, I've added a six month old

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in the morning

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I better than 60 years old.

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So come on, I mean, don't do that brothers don't.

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You know, we always have to look at the attributes of Allah like we said Ally's merciful. Allah subhanaw taala forgives lies the web. Allah also is shedinja, lockup. nebby ida the enemy and Allah who Rahim were unnai there the who Allah that will allow him to my servants that I am the Forgiving the merciful but my punishment is painful one mariacarla k l m n o. p la rue Suleyman public in Arabic Allah Duma Sierra Club in LA, what was revealed to you what is being revealed to you or Mohamed Salah celebs like what was revealed, were revealed to the messengers and the prophets before you that Allah is Forgiving, but also he punishes right? Be careful. And I think it's one of the

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weapon of Satan. I will belonging

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what are all the landerholm Wallah? Omen Nia now,

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this is actually one of the things which Satan

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revealed as a strategy.

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Regarding misguiding the human race with Allah he actually revealed this to Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said to him, Well delanda home I will miss guide them and the way to misguide them is humanly unknown, that I will give them long hope. And then wishful thinking You still have time, just enjoy your youth enjoy.

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That is the point but we go back to the aspect

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I want to also discuss like the brother coolers and was discussing young people that go abroad to study right but it's also prevalent in our societies, that the elderly people they will delay things like Hajj and Umrah and these things on the very same principle they will they will say that oh when I get old, I will perform this when I get old. I will seek forgiveness. Here is what very common and you know, I we I come from communities actually real youth refraining from marriage because I want to enjoy my youth. Okay, I want to sleeve around. I'm sorry the viewers I'm using that language but this is how they actually stayed it right. I just want to have fun with the with the woman and and

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then I will marry okay. That's a very famous one. Young men saying I want to enjoy my young age. Let me just live my young age and when I get married and settle I will repent and you mentioned the issue of hypertension

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i think it's it's more

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related to my in my opinion okay. It's not driven by yeah some people it is driven by the fact that they want to enjoy the life and then they want to go and why be since but it's really more related because the subject of is the Hajj mandatory halal had valuable knowledge. Right am Allah tala is had mandatory right away or can be delayed is is something that is discussed.

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So quickly, the ruling so hard is mandatory right away. Okay. Yes, we have brother Ashraf calling from Egypt if that's correct.

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Yes, brother.

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Yeah, my name is Felicia. Welcome.

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Welcome.

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Yes, present your question please.

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Okay, I'd like to thank you for your programs. Every time I watch your programs, I learned a lot about Atlantic rules

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which are I cannot understand even

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our program or Islamic

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channel.

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Mostly.

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He said that if you

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you love to give it back What?

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Okay, seems like the call is disconnected. But firstly, I would like to say thank you for tuning in. And this is a blessing from Allah subhanho wa Taala that you are benefiting from us. And it's also a blessing that the scholars we invite to our programs, also educators in the correct manner. His this I think I quote what he wanted to say I think he was referring to the fact that if you have committed injustice, right, in the process of Toba, we mentioned that there are six steps, right? sincerity, regret, abandon, vow not to go back to it and

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The fifth reason was related to injustice is right. If you're wrong, somebody has to settle that. Okay.

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I think he's referring to that. But I think he if I can just elaborate on his question, he was referring to the fact that if you've wronged somebody, and you have to give back to persons, right, but what if by giving back this person's right to you are actually going to insinuate the situation even further, then you shouldn't do it is, this is a place where you have to assess the positive and the negative consequences of the Act, right? Let's say that I gossiped about you. I bet you

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if I come back to you and tell you united, you know, the other day, I ate your flesh, you know, I was sweet, too. I liked it. I'll tell you that.

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And then, oh, you done that? And you're gonna beat me up? You shouldn't do it. Because this is a greater evil. Okay, what should you do them? The same crowd? Will I back with you? I try to convene with them again. Meet with them again. Brothers. You know what, the other day I was talking about my brother. tonight. I was wrong. I was dead wrong. This is bad. This is awful. This is terrible. I asked a lot to forgive me for doing this. And my brother tonight is not that at all. If you cannot do that, then ask forgiveness. Oh, Allah forgive my brother tonight. Oh, Allah have mercy on my brother tonight. So pray for him. Yes, but material rights,

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like money, belongings, you have to settle it. Right. You have to settle it, find a way if that you can actually

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deposit that right back. Without the person even knowing that like, if I take money away from it, I just maybe drop it in your house or something but but this is the way that you should go about it. When it comes to the brothers question about possibly making the situation worse, we should, as you mentioned, look at the pros, as

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you see, don't try to find

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a greater evil to to remove a lesser evil. That's the way it should be done. I don't know how much time you have. But very quickly the story of the man who killed 100 souls, you've got five minutes over here. This plays this very well.

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Imagine this man killing 99 souls.

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He saw what he's doing wrong. That's why he asked when is a schooler what I can ask and how to repent.

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With Where is that person? Right? Of course, they they elected him to the wrong person, that someone who looks like a scholar, but he doesn't have the knowledge and the knowledge who have the attributes of Allah. That's why we started the whole episode, I think for melody, would you for doing that with the name? interweb. Right. And knowing that Allah would forgive, you know, when he went to that person and ask and listen, I killed 99 souls. Do I have a chance? said No way. 99 souls? No way. What do you mean no way. Allah says, I forgive all sins. I'll take you back. So he didn't know the name of Allah. The web of Rahim.

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Guess what? If you if you give a sinner no hope.

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I cannot imagine this world without repentance without forgiveness. Imagine when you sin, you have no chance. Right? So what are you going to do? If you have no chance to be a better person? What are you going to do? In fact, while Ah, I see the people who do a lot of goodness for Islam, and Muslims are the people who come back from the dark

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from the darkness from God, because they've done so much bad in the past, and they just want to make it up. Right? They are ignited they are on fire in the sense of I can fix that I have been doing all these wrong things. Imagine that if you go back, no way for you to come back to be able to person Imagine that.

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So what so this is what happened to this man, I have no chance he killed him. Now he killed 100. Yet he regretted again, please brothers, come on what's going on here? Show me a learned person. This time they directed him to somebody who knows the attributes of Allah, right, the names and the attributes. Listen, I told 100 souls. Do I have a chance you know what they told him? Why not? Well, you matter what stands between you and repenting. But here's what you need to do. You already regretted. Now I want you to abandon the place where you live. That place where you kill hungry souls is a wicked place. I mean, you're not arrested even if killing other souls that nobody stopped

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you, right? You have to leave that place, abandoned that place and you have to move

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Move to the other place and the future here that would guarantee that you will never come back or kill other people. He right away he did it. And he ended up to be in general even though he did not make it to the destination, right. So in general, these are the aspects of Toba.

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If you do this more often more often more often, the softer your heart, it will soften your heart and you will find yourself in a good state of mind. Just before we go, I want to just touch on a very important topic. Sure. The concept of Toba, like we said is seeking repentance from Allah now, and not only, but unfortunately finding our societies that oh, maybe people who are coming from different faiths, where they were, where repentance involves some kind of a sacrifice or visiting a pious person and making some kind of confession or going to the graves and asking somebody dead to forgive you.

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How can we just clarify these misconceptions and direct people to the correct Oh, look at this. Well, levena is the founder of a certain emphasis on the Kabbalah.

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And those when they commit a

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sin

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and Daltrey, they say, the scholars of the year or they own themselves, avec Allah. remember Allah festival folly don't obey Him. Then they seek forgiveness for their sins. Here it is. One may have a few run over a llama. And who else will forgive your sins except Allah Subhan Allah, Who?

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Allah Allah Allah, Allah Ha. Who will levy yuck Bella Tabata Neva de wait for the socket? bomb de they know that Allah is the one who accepts the repentance, right? So why would you need to go to a grave? Why would you need to go to a priest and set in front of him and confess your sins to another human being? You know, we we spoke at the towards the very beginning of the show about confessing Okay, admitting your sins. Do you admit the sense to another creative being? Hmm. As a matter of fact, you fall into another area which is Mahara called lomatium arpha lol Mujahideen lovella al Mujahideen, all my oma have a chance to be pardoned for what they done wrong, except those who

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disclose the sense to us, is there a showing of as if they are showing up? No, you're supposed to confess your sin to Allah. In your suit. You're up today, oh, Allah, I was walking down the street and I looked at this, I shouldn't have done this, oh, Allah, please forgive, don't do this to another human being. Don't go to Japan and say I was walking in the street today. You know, I think I've done something. No, that's showing off what you're saying. Don't do that. Right. This aspect is is Islam

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re establish that connection between our synonymous panel data. And that's the beauty and Toba is one aspect of that that you know, Oh Allah, I don't miss you forgive. Forgive me, you know, and that's, that's it, but but you do not need to go to a shave. You don't have to go to a dead person in a grave. Nor do you need to sacrifice to someone for your sins to be forgiven. No, you need to confess that sent to a creative being to another human being you do not need that in Islam. Islam is you and Allah. So effectively, Islam is the most easiest religion when it comes to Toba. There is you don't have to pay anything. You don't have to go anywhere. You don't have to do any ritual. Like

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you said, you just make your situation or you raise your hands. And it's between you and Allah. Allah subhanaw taala It's so beautiful and Allah will.

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Yeah, Allah will. Allah descends in a way that suits His Majesty, right? Every night.

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Imagine this, the Hadith Sahih Hadith is a Muslim, right? That when the final third of the night is here, Allah descends in a way that suits His Majesty as if anybody wants forgiveness. Anybody wants to defend so I'm here. I'm here. Unfortunately, we've come to the end of the last five minutes. And once again, I thank you very much for coming. And it was a very fruitful episode and repentance. And thank you for coming.

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The viewers Thank you for tuning in. It was a very fruitful episode we looked at the aspects of Toba, we looked at how we can make Toba and we also looked at the obstacles that are in our way and would prevent us from making Toba but now we understand the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He is aware but he is the one who forgives and continues to forgive. So on that note, leave you and I will see you inshallah next week at the same time, same place, as Rambo Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh