Tarbiyya 05 – Tarbiyya Begins With Tawba

Mirza Yawar Baig

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In elementary levels salat wa salam O Allah Shafi lambier while he was happy

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to continue our thermea series. The next step in Serbia is to make Toba. The step in Serbia is this step is important because the first and most important thing in Serbia is to accept the fact that you need Serbia. To accept the fact that we need correction, we need Islam. And we will need this all through our lives. No matter how learned we think we are, no matter how pious we think we are. There is nobody who is free from the need for correction, there's nobody who's free from the need for a slap. And anybody who considers himself to be beyond this, who considers himself to be beyond the need for his law is the most misguided of all people. And that's why it's very important for us,

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first and foremost, to sit down quietly by ourselves and accept the fact that we need tarbiyah we need correction we need this land. Number two is once we accept this, then to make Toba because, may Allah protect us the very fact that we get we come close to Allah Subhana Allah is because of his grace, not because of our greatness. And therefore we make over the over what is the for two things and two different things Toba is to turn towards Allah Subhana Allah is defined as the way it is done, which is to ask the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala from all sins.

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So October, what is the what we turn towards Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive our sins, when we asked him to forgive our sins, we turned towards him. Now two very important things to remember First of all, is to make a list of all the things that you can remember what you have done wrong, and to make Toba for this, it's not just a matter of you know, like sometimes people were going for Omar or something, they will send an SMS message or email message to everyone on their on their contact list. And they say that if I have done something wrong, make me mufe the South Africans make me laugh.

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It's not a question of if you have done something wrong to make you laugh. You know what you have done and you know what is right and what is wrong. So make specific reference to that thing. And then ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive. Well, I did this, I was mistaken. I make Toba, I asked you to forgive me. While I was a member of this club, which was Haram, I realized it now I make Toba I asked you to forgive me. All I used to do this and that. And this party and that party and this sightseeing session and that song session and that music session and whatever else. I don't want to make a list of all the things make Toba specifically, make a list of the things that we have

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transgressed against Allah subhanaw taala and against ourselves, and specifically asked forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala. There are three conditions for the acceptance of Toba. First and foremost is the fact that we are genuinely regretful, genuinely contrite, genuinely ashamed of whatever wrong that we did. It's not just a matter of saying it's a matter of genuinely feeling ashamed and thanking Allah Subhana Allah that Allah subhanaw taala did not make our sin public. Because if Allah subhanaw taala had made this in public, the people would have rejected us and would have thrown us in the junk in the junkyard, but Allah subhanaw taala, despite the fact that we were doing things to

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anger him, Allah subhanaw taala did not visit his anger upon us, he didn't punish us immediately, as he was capable of doing and he on top of that, he also hid our sin from the people. So therefore, we thank Allah subhanaw taala for that, and we moved over from this sin by being genuinely contrite and ashamed of what we've done wrong. The second thing is to never do that, again, to make absolute near make absolute

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to complete us, you know, complete decision, that we will never commit that sin again, never again, not if somebody drags us in chains to that thing, we will never do it again. Second thing. Third thing is if the sin was of a nature, where we transgress the rights of somebody else, then we have to make up those rights, we have to

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we have to give back, we have to redeem whatever we took, which was not our right to take. And if it was something which does not involve any material giving, for example, if you're slandering somebody, there is no material giving, but then it is important that you go back to the to you go to that person, you apologize to them and say this is what I was saying about you and I apologize, I sorry, I'm sorry. Please forgive me, and all those people that you've landed that person before you go to them and say I was wrong, I was lying. I was cheating. I was slandering this person. I have come to this conclusion now and I want you to forgive me and all that I told you was false. That's

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the reason why it is so important not to slander because imagine how tough this is to do but unless you do that, if you die in that state, then all your deeds have gone to the other person and you will land up in the Heartless. So therefore it is very important for us to ensure that we

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save ourselves from sin in the first place. But having if we have committed it, then we have to make sure that we apologize, you make amends, We apologize, we ask forgiveness from that individual and if it was something material, you took somebody, you grab somebody's land, you took somebody's money, you took somebody's material thing, then you will have to return it to them. If in the process that person from whom you took it has passed away, then we return it to that person's as the people who have inherited that property from that person. It has to go back to them it is theirs, it was there to begin with. We took it by we took it by force, we took it unjustifiably and therefore

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it has to be returned. So three conditions Toba genuine, being being genuinely ashamed of the deed never going back to that deed and making amends of that. If it involves somebody else if it involves anyone other than Allah subhanaw taala with Allah subhanho wa Taala, then making Toba asking forgiveness of Allah insha Allah is enough. For example, if you have been missing our Salah or we have not paid Zakat or whatever, Zakat we have to pay if you haven't paid we are going to pay Salah. If we have missed and we make Toba We ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us. So therefore the the rights of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah forgiveness, the rights of people, we ask their

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forgiveness and we make up those things we make amends to ensure that those rights are now fulfilled. So three important points as I said, number one, to accept the fact that we need Islam we need Serbia and number two is to turn around and add to Tor to turn towards Allah subhanaw taala to make Toba and number three is the conditions of our sort of the Fatiha even if a majority Allah said the sofa is Toba. So imagine every day that we are praying the justify for Salah Salah what we researched the fat and every rocket. So every rocket you're making towboat we need to do that consciously. We need to know what we are saying because otherwise how do we officious in any way we

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just a ritualistic way we recently decided to Surah but in the email Joshua said that when the person says Mr. Kim is asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide him to the path of righteousness, the path of steadfastness. And then he says rather let the Nam tala him or Allah guide me to the path of those who you blessed. And therefore the person is saying that I make Toba from all those actions which do not lead to the blessing of Allah subhanaw taala. And then Moses in in addition to that, the person is asking Allah subhanaw taala and he says, I will not obey Allah, He will not the path of those who attracted your anger. And therefore the person makes Toba from everything which

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attracts the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala, and not the path of those people who were misguided. And so he is making Toba from all actions, which are actions of misguidance. Once again, I'm here and the further reminder, it's not my intention to list all those things that attract the anger of Allah, and all those things, which are the actions of misguidance Alhamdulillah, we are all aware of what that is. And please understand that just because you have created or somebody has created a Tavi, some kind of explanation to justify a wrong action, then that does not make the action right just because you have a justification it does not make the action, right. For example, many people

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have a lot and many people have all sorts of explanations about going to COBOL or going to the graves of people and asking those people the dead people for favors. And they try to make make this up and they say well, this is right for this reason, that reason. Please understand it is not right it is wrong, it is haram. It is open ship, and no number and no amount of justifications are going to change that. And therefore if we are involved in those things, make sincere Toba and never turn towards that again, ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive us. And thank Allah subhanaw taala that he did not take your life in that stage. With that afraid of shirk. Similarly, various kinds of bizarre

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that we get into we will look at she'll come to that and so on later on, but I'm just saying to act to make Toba get the get rid of the big things first, the sheer Can that be that all kinds of things we do and we think that we are doing good, but actually it is not good, very simple thing to remember is ask. Did Rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do this thing, did his harbor do this thing. And if they did not do that, then that thing is wrong no matter what it was, no matter how we thought it was good, it is not good, because it was not done by rasa Salaam. And it was not done by the qualified Rashi and it was not done by the Sahaba as well as the hell am I trained. And this

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applies for example, just now as we are sitting at Abu Laval. This applies to what people call the Mila gonna be either Mila Mahmoud and so on. All of these things are things which as soon as Allah Salaam did not do, it is not the son of Russell dasara salam it is not the son of the fall of Arusha Dean, it is not the son of this I have added one last element, maybe it will these were things which was started much later. This celebration of his emila was actually started 300 years after the passing of a verse was a solemn

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In Egypt, in the reign of one of the fatimids, one of the Shia Holika of Egypt, of the fatimid dynasty that is when it was first started. And therefore it is something which is not so nice is something which is a bizarre and even though it might seem to be good, it is not good. That's that's the nature of every with every bit seems to be good every bit is done with a good intention. But the intention alone is not sufficient. The action must also satisfy the rules of the Sharia of Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, if you love Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and follow his Sunnah. Don't change the Sunnah. And in the name of the love of Mohammed Salah Salem, that's the

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most oxymoronic foolish stupid thing that you can do is to say that you love Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, but you change as soon as you add your own stuff into it, and you create with that and you say, this is the love of Mohammed Salah Salem, what kind of love is this? If you love Rasul Allah solemn, then you follow his solder strictly, and there is no mystery in that go and look. And if you cannot find the answer, just don't do it. If you don't do something, it's not going to hurt you. But if you start if you introduce something into the dean, then remember also Sam said kulu with Athens, Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, may Allah subhanaw taala save us from this

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was Allah Allah Nabeel Karim Allah Allah. He was made