Channel: Mirza Yawar Baig
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
In Alhamdulillah, WA salatu wa salam O Allah Jalla
wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa rahmatullah
My dear brothers and sisters, we continue in our series of lectures on the issue of tarbiyah waterski.
And today, we will talk about the importance of Toba
as the allamah say tarbiyah begins with OVA.
OVA used to turn towards Allah Subhana Allah and Allah subhanaw taala said to boo Illa Allah He tow button suha Allah subhanaw taala gave an instruction a command to say, turn towards Allah subhanho wa Taala with great sincerity. So Toba is to turn towards Allah subhanho wa Taala is still far and Toba. These two words are used. And Mr. minatomirai de la la la
la la, la la, la la jolla. He differentiated between these two words very beautifully and he said is the far is to become aware that you have done something wrong and to apologize. And Toba is to turn towards Allah subhanho wa Taala, which means to now make changes in your life coming ahead, where you do not do that thing for which you are sorry.
So Toba, and so far, the two are related. And when we say our is the far the two are related, but the two are also different, is the far is to
to apologize to Allah Subhana Allah to make amends with regard to whatever wrong has been done. And to be sorry and contrite about our life and Toba is now that I am contract and sorry, and now that I have asked Allah subhanaw taala to forgive me, what must I do going ahead? Obviously not the same thing. So Toba is to turn towards Allah subhanho wa
Taala is to accept that we have been going down the wrong road.
Every road leads to a destination.
I don't think there is a road without a destination, there's some destination, every road leads somewhere.
And not all roads lead to the same place. Right? every road leads to its own individual destination.
And therefore, when you realize that the road that I have been
walking on or driving on or running on,
is actually going to lead me to a destination that I don't want to go to. Then what does the intelligent person do? He changes the road, he takes a U turn. He looks for a, you know, place to get off this road. Right? It makes no sense whatsoever. That after realizing that this road on which I am moving, is leading to a destination I don't want to go to after realizing this, that we still continue on the same path that makes us that's completely ridiculous. It's makes no sense at all. But this is what shaitan tries to do.
shaitaan tries to keep us on that road, where he led us in the first place and where we allowed him to lead us.
It's a two way street Believe me, Chapin will say
on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this in the Quran shaitan will say fala loony vaalu and
he will say don't curse me curse yourself. He says I only whispered in your ears. I only made suggestions.
I only put some thoughts in your mind. That's it. I did not catch you by your hand. I did not catch you by the scruff of your neck. I did not hold you and I did not drag you in gins towards it. No, I only suggested. I only gave you some ideas. But you are the one who chose to accept that suggestion. You are the one who chose to spend time and money and energy behind that suggestion and to actually do those things. I did not force you. So now today on the Day of Judgment, why do you curse me? cut yourself.
Short and we'll say this very clearly.
And Allah subhanaw taala warned us about this.
In the Quran, not in one place, but in several places.
So the shaitan deceives in two ways. One, he makes us heedless about the result of our actions.
So we get into a kind of
And we keep on saying things and we keep on doing things without thinking of what is the result of saying this or what is the result of doing this. So, it makes us heedless about this. And then what happens is certain decision another way, and that way is that when I have been heedless over many years, for example,
then one day some Hidayat comes my way.
At that time shaitan puts despair into the heart and jet and says, look, you have gone wrong for so many years, Allah is not going to forgive you.
So, forget this. Whatever happened happened.
And Allah is the one who forgives a lot of Hooray.
So I don't have to change my life, I don't have to do anything. One day Allah will forgive me. This is the second spin that shaitan was despair,
about the mercy of Allah and forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala. And this completely illogical belief
that Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive, even if I do nothing.
We are not here disputing the power of Allah subhanaw taala to forgive anyone or anything. You're not disputing that if Allah subhanaw taala wants to take your own and shut down and Hama and
and put them into genital for those who Allah, he has the power to do that. And neither you nor I are going to stand there and say, how can you read this?
And he's also not going to ask your opinion my opinion about that.
But Allah subhanaw taala also mentioned he is the one who mentioned what he will do with people who commit shift. He is the one who mentioned what he will do with people who commit COVID He is the one who mentioned what he will do about people who tried to travel and cause harm to his Nabhi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
he mentioned is we didn't say this, Allah subhanaw taala mentioned this.
Allah subhanaw taala said Allah con, where are they?
They're kill as foul. Men are not
the biggest and the deepest and the lowest of the pits of the hellfire.
I was reading. Somebody sent me
this book by Leslie Hazleton, called the first Muslim.
And I've heard several speeches of Leslie Hazleton and they are very, she speaks very well. And also she speaks Alhamdulillah very positively about Islam and about ourselves and so on. So this person sent me his book, and he said, Please read it and give me your opinion. So I read the book.
And it's 300 and something pages. And after the first few pages, I read it only as a sense of duty, because the person sent me this book. And I wanted to ensure that I read the whole book, before I say anything.
So my first statement to you is do not read that book, because I highly not recommend it. I wrote the review also on Amazon. So it's there for public consumption.
And the reason I'm saying that is because of the difference between what I've said before a Muslim scholar, and a scholar of Islam
is a vast difference. A Muslim scholar and a scholar of Islam. And the biggest difference is one will go to general the other will go to Ghana. Simple as that.
To be a scholar of Islam, you do not need to be a Muslim.
Right to Know About Hinduism, you do not have to be a Hindu to know about anything, you don't have to actually believe in that ideology. You learn your you read and you find out.
But to be a Muslim, you have to believe
in the message of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
not just know about Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, The reason I brought this up is because I was talking about the munafo and to explain to you how intellectuals give a spin to something.
Leslie Hazleton in her book
calls them whenever you call people who were conscientious objectors, people who objectively did not agree with rasulillah salam about some things.
And she even surmises that according to her Sora Salam actually appreciated this, and he liked it.
And the rub of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said I will put them in the deepest pit of the hellfire.
And he is one of the Toba and other places and he gave direct instructions to say you will not stay
On their cover, meaning you will not perform there is a law called janaza. And you will not even make dua for their macfeather and Allah subhanaw taala then went on to say that even if you make dua for their macabre 70 times submarino Allah, Allah will not forgive them.
So we have literally Hazleton on one side and we have the Arab of the Al amin, including the robe of Leslie Hazleton on the other side, choose who you want to believe.
The point I'm making is that Allah subhanaw taala what he said
about what he will do is for us, the final statement,
it's not our logic, it is not our understanding. And the reason I brought this up is because this is what shaitan will try to tell us shaitan will say you did all these for example, not praying.
not praying, right?
So you don't pray. Or you pray whenever you whenever there is time, or whenever it's convenient or whatever, right? You don't pray because of the hokum of Allah subhanaw taala you pray when you feel like praying,
selective obedience is disobedience.
Now you have been doing this for
many, many years.
And then one day, you realize what is Salah,
you realize that Salah is not simply a duty, Salah is not simply an obligation, Salah is the greatest gift that Allah subhanaw taala has given us the greatest gift.
Suddenly, one day you realize this, and you say what a stupid person I am.
That this gift I have had in my hand for all these years, I never once used it. Now what kind of logic is that? What kind of sense does it make I have this greatest gift. I have the power and the permission and the authority to go into the Presence of Allah subhanho wa Taala de la de la Lu, whenever I feel like doing that in day or night, and I can speak to him.
And I can ask him, and he listens to me. And he replies and he accepts my law.
This is the gift. This is what's allies. Not my fault. You know, no one told you to do this in this way.
What is our obligation? It is an obligation. Yes, I agree. But that's not the way that the way to look at it is.
somebody gives you a million dollars. And he says please take it.
You take it because you should accept a gift from a friend. Is that the reason you're taking it?
I don't care if the guy is somebody you know whose face makes me vomit. I mean, he has you give me a billion dollar ticket man.
Who cares? Friend, no friend? No. I take it because it's a gift, because I understand the value of $1 million what it can do for me.
So, we realized Suddenly, the value of Salah not because of obligation we say
this Salah is something that I have had for all these years.
From the minute I said Lalalalala what is the next? What is the next step after Lalalalala masala
The minute I said Laila hi Lola, this gift was given to me.
And this gift, I neglected I dumped it somewhere I didn't use it. I lived my life full of stress and problems and you know, frustrations and all kinds of trouble. Can't sleep at night, because of this problem, that problem.
And this Salah, which is the solution to all those problems I never used.
It was there.
Some of us we never used. Some of us we used it only in Jamaica. Some of us we used it in on eat.
And some of us used it on eat only because it's a cheaper way of meeting everybody.
Otherwise, you got drive to eat one house
and eat all those uniforms and stuff so it's simpler to meet them and
then go home. job is done. So happens you also have to pray to Ricardo solides. All right.
Now somewhere in my life. When I'm 40 years old, 50 years old, 60 years old, 70 years old.
I suddenly realized
this is what I've been doing. So how stupid am I?
That's the time when Shanna comes with the second googly.
I wonder whether Google is called Google because Google is
shut down comes a second Google and what is that? Second? Second. Google is
In this age you want to suddenly become one Moldavia.
You didn't pray all your life, Allah not forgive you forget that.
All this will not happen, nothing will happen. Just live your life and Allah, Allah will forgive you anyway Don't worry.
So according to Jonathan's whispering, Allah will forgive the one who asked forgiveness. And he will also forgive you even though you did nothing.
cheap. This is justice.
Yeah, is Allah Allah Delano.
Is this justice?
How can we even think in this way? Unless, you know, we are totally under the influence of shatta.
Toba is that opportunity?
Toba is that opportunity?
I've actually had somebody saying This to me is a very elderly person actually saying this to me in his own words. I love it not forgiveness.
Allah when Allah
Allah subhanho wa Taala himself, he said,
What did he say? He said, all you who have transgressed against yourselves.
law to morality law, do not lose hope in the Ramat of Allah. In Allaha, Yuk vooral de Nova Jamia
truly Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive all mistakes all since.
Some Allah subhanaw taala forgives even without asking.
And some Allah subhanaw taala forgives and all of them Allah subhanaw taala forgives on making Toba
while we are alive.
If we make Toba Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive sure he will forgive Cofer. He will forgive anything and everything that we have been doing, provided to make Toba.
But once the door closes.
Or another way of putting it is as I explained in the last Juma one door closes, when the other door opens.
Then it is done.
Then it is done.
Whatever is written on our slate, when we stand before Allah subhanaw taala. Whatever is written on our slate, at the moment we die is what will remain with us.
But Allah subhanaw taala gave us the era is in our hands. And what is the name of the Reza Toba?
Allah give us the it is in our hands. So if we actually die with bad stuff written on our slate, who must we blame?
Who's responsible? I had the eraser in my hand but I did not use it. Now how retarded is that?
How stupid is that? I had the eraser in my hand but I never used it.
This is the mercy of Allah, that Allah subhanaw taala gave us the areas in our hands.
My brothers and sisters, the Oba is the rope of Allah subhana wa Jalla thrown into the flood to save us from going over the precipice.
What do you say about someone who refuses to hold on to the rope, even when it is thrown?
Toba is the door to Allah subhanho wa Taala His forgiveness and his mercy and Allah subhanho wa Taala leaves it open until the last moment of life when molecule mouth comes for our soul. It is therefore never too early to make Toba and it is never too late.
It is never too early. And it is never too late.
We can and we must hasten to make Toba as soon as we realize the evil of ours,
because we have no idea when that last moment will be upon us. And when the door of Toba would be shocked
my brothers and sisters in a hadith Rasul Allah is Allah Allah mentioned the sign of the Mata Ki and he said the Mata Ki the person of taqwa is one who when he commits the smallest of sins,
it weighs him down. For him it is as if a huge boulder is balanced above his head and can fall and crush him at a moment.
This is the sign of the video.
So if you are in if you are if you and I are believers, and we hope we ask Allah subhanaw taala to include us among the list of believers
What Will any sensible person do if there is a huge boulder on top, your head is going to fall at any moment. You want to get out from underneath, right? You don't want to sit there. You want to move the boulder one move yourself.
And that's what the wise sort of Sallam said the key the minute the second day becomes aware of what he has done, immediately he makes us differ
immediately makes us therefore
Say for example, I'm with my friends and I have this absolutely juicy dripping with juice. story about this other guy.
So interesting. This is the soul of our social life.
Yeah, talking about others.
And I'm about to start the story when suddenly I realized what is it called?
diva. What is real?
It's like my family and friends. Sir, you are V or envy.
vegetarian or non vegetarian.
So what are you? We are
in that 11 non vegetarian, we eat the meat of our dead brothers the hardcore Lakota level How disgusting Get it?
So immediately we realize hold on hold on Allah this juicy story give it inside he decides well as well as a water palace. He is not going to come out of my cabin and just I was saying something that I was I was saying something was is the key word history past. Immediately or maybe we even started the story. Immediately we realized ah What am I doing? Stop mid sentence mid word mid sentence
Because we don't know when that last moment is going to come on us. This is the sign of the Buddha the believer immediately the minute he realizes what am I doing? Makes over immediately.
And in the same Hadees Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said the sign of the booth of the graphic and design of the person who has no belief the sign of the person was no taqwa what is what is his sign his or her sign? Is that the biggest of sins the person is gambling the person is doing Haram is he drinking alcohol is you know doing all kinds of stuff. I don't want to make a list of the all the all the stuff. And remember,
among the biggest among the prime of them, is telling lies.
We all feel very good. I am not fornicating Alhamdulillah. But you're telling lies.
Also haram equally haram
leaving Salah Coover worse than Haram.
True murder anybody.
But you deliberately left Salah.
the sign of the one without taqwa What is it said his sign is that he or she will commit the biggest mistake and the biggest sin
and then they treat it as if that was a fly sitting on their nose.
If they just just like that the fly will fly away. I don't have to worry.
I don't have to worry. Somebody says make Toba is john had Cujo Gotham Are you are you are you have the means to go for Hajj, please go for us, then a Buddha hotkey.
For this left pushback when I get old, when I get old, at least change the language if I get old.
Because who knows that you're going to get old Who told you that? So if I get old, then immediately language is very important. I am a great believer in the power of language. Language is extremely important because language decides behavior.
If you say when I get old, I will do Hajj you have a certain mental orientation.
Instead of that if you change it to speaking the truth, what is to be the truth? If I get old? The moment you say if I get old, I will do Hajj the immediate question is Will I get old? I don't know. So what must I do?
immediately make the Nia to go for Hajj because I have the means and Hajj becomes far beyond me the minute I have the means and therefore let me make the near to go for the next Hajj whenever it is. And after I make the Nia I make the effort and so on. Maybe I don't get a visa or whatever, then it is insha Allah the blame is not on me We ask Allah subhanaw taala for his forgiveness if I die before that Allah subhanaw taala will not punish me for not having made Hajj because I made the Nia and I made the effort.
So the sign of the believer is the smallest of sins he considers it as if it is a huge rock which is going to crush him and the size and therefore he gets out from under this rock he makes Toba the sign of the disbelief or the sign of the person who has lack of taqwa is that he considers the worst of sins to be like a fly sitting on his nose, which he can just gesture and wave
away and it will fly away.
My brothers and sisters, I want to end with simply asking one simple question that question is, is there something called a small sin?
I want you to in my usual way of giving you homework, I want you to reflect on this question. And the question is, is there something called a small sip?
I know In fact, we have the is still a hot we have the terminology. And we say these are the cover and these are these are these are the major sins and these are the minor sins, but you and I know that that classification is merely done for the sake of deciding what punishment to be given for what, obviously, you cannot chop people's hands you cannot chop their necks for everything. So, therefore, in terms of punishments, there is a separation between what is a major sin and what is a minor sin, what takes you clean out of Islam, what does not take you out of Islam, but it is still a sin and so on and so forth. These are the terminologies and the arguments of leave that aside, I'm
asking you a very simple existential question with regard to our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. How do we begin Salah by saying what?
Akbar then how can disobedience of the one who's Akbar be Azhar?
How can the disobedience or one who is Akbar be small?
If Allah is awkward,
then the disobedience of Allah is also awkward.
Yes or no?
We ask Allah to forgive us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to wipe out our sins. I'm not saying this because we say no. That's why Toba is there. Why are we talking about Java? Because this is the way of completely cleaning our record, clean slate.
So let us end today. This by making this near and saying to ourselves right now as you're sitting here, make Toba right now
make the venturella internally in your heart and said the title is the fire say that whatever you know, think about your life make Toba right now and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept all the power and we ask Allah subhanaw taala to wipe the slate clean but make the top as normal as your Toba so make the power when you go home think some more and make that top also and remember what his tower is to make this far and then do what turn around turn around change that lifestyle that lifestyle orientation must change if it does not change that tower is invalid because you just said I'm sorry and then you're doing the same thing again that doesn't make sense. So say sorry right now
make is the far and make the near to make Toba and change our lives. Are we ready was inshallah right away. Then in sha Allah Stan if we die right now we die without sin. Let's think about that. If we die right now insha Allah almost and we die without sin. We die clean as if we have been born from the from the wombs of our mothers right now. Why? Because we may Allah and Allah subhanaw taala promised to forgive all sins.
As if it is so beautiful, so simple. This Deen is so beautiful and so simple. Ask Toba ask Allah Allah forgive finished.
What What do you want?
What more do you want?
So let us make this near right now. We make we make stefarr We ask Allah subhanaw taala
We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive everything that we have done. We ask Allah subhanaw taala internally consciously don't talk about since because what Allah has covered leave it covered. But talk to Allah about it y'all I did this Allah forgive me y'all I did this Allah forgive me. Don't tell people. There is no confessional in Islam. You don't go and delivery something No, tell Allahu Allah subhanaw taala Allah gave me the opportunity to Allah speak to Allah. Allah Allah Allah I did this I am sorry I didn't realize y'all about you are the one to forgive you Allah there is no one who forgives more than you. There is no one who can forgive except you and him.
And there is no one who forgives sins except you. Yeah, I mean forgive my sins. Yeah ALLAH forgive all that I know all that I don't know all that I did deliberately. All that I did accidentally all that I was so called weak, but I was not weak. I just succumb I am weak. I did that. Allah forgive me. Allah forgive all my sins. I mean, I make Toba. I will not deliberately disobey you from today. Insha Allah, never, never never. I will never disobey you deliberately from today inshallah, no matter who likes it, or no matter who doesn't like it, if they cut me into pieces and chop me and make him out of me, I will not disobey you. Because I am only I'm only interested in pleasing you
and nobody else.
makes us laugh myself. I make this offer you may Allah subhanaw taala forgive our sins, may Allah turn us around and show us the way leading down
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