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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala MBA. Well, more saline Muhammad Rasul Allah is Allah ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, this leven Catherine cathedra for Mama Gu My brothers and sisters
Alhamdulillah in our class of the mosquito knifes author Viola Clark, we are
today we will look at
begin with looking at the actual power of shaitan of a police. Sometimes we have this feeling that shatta is very powerful, and that he is forcing us to
do things that we really don't want to do. But remember, what shaitan will say, on the Day of Judgment,
when we stand before Allah subhanaw taala. And
if you complain that we were forced,
and we send Lana's, and we, when we curse, he will say if Allah the Romani volume, one visicom, he will say, Don't curse me curse yourself.
He will say that I only invited you towards something was was was always he will say I only invited I only suggested to some things. You were the one who decided to do that.
The thing about this many times, we
we blame others for what happens and there was this. I don't know if it is true or not. But it's A to the story. And it seemed to be quite
salutary story of somebody who opened a bar
across the street from a mosque.
So the people of the mosque, they
tried to prevent that they couldn't prevent it, because anybody is free to open any business. So this person opened his bar. So they went to court, and the suit disperse.
And in the court, this person said, I am not anything wrong. He said, I have I have opened a business, which is illegal in this country.
And that was a place I found I could buy that land. So I bought the land or or shop, whatever it was. And I opened this business.
People said that. So the most people said, no, no, this is a temptation, and it will distract people from salah. And the man said, what kind of God Do you worship? That a bottle of alcohol takes your man away from God towards his bottle? He said, What who is more powerful? The the alcohol or the god? What is your belief?
So these people had to sort of withdraw their case with the egg on their face? Because it was a it was literally a slap in the face kind of argument. And he said, What are you afraid of if you if you have faith, he said, I'm not forcing anybody. I'm not, you know, dragging people in chains into my bar.
I just opened the bar. The bar is for whoever chooses to come inside. I am not stopping anybody. And I'm not forcing anybody. So if you want to go, so people always have this thing. Oh, that is great. fitrah. And the environment is weird for them and society. See what is happening, see what new things are happening, new evils. The point is, whoever is starting that evil, I'm not. I'm not condoning that. I mean, somebody who starts in evil, as soon as I've said somebody who starts something good, Allah subhanaw taala will give him the word for that. And Allah will give him the reward for all those who follow that person in that goodness. And obviously, the same thing applies.
If somebody starts something evil, then not only will that person get the sin of that evil, but he will also get the sin of all those people who follow him in the evil. However, the fact remains, that that person is not forcing anyone to follow him.
He's only open door, he's only you know, created this temptation. He's not forcing who is not, you know, holding you by the hand oh by the scruff of your neck or something is not driving you there in chains. He is He just opened something.
Now, therefore, we need to question ourselves and say what kind of faith do I have?
That my faith is so weak,
you know, distinguish whichever it is, you know, whatever it is, whether it's a drug or or some promiscuity, or some shamelessness or something
or the the possibility of telling lies or making some profit in a legal manner or dealing in interest of whatever it was how
weak is my faith that it so easily takes me into this thing. And then the question to ask, of course ask, following on from there is that if my faith is indeed so weak, how is this faith going to save me on the day of judgment?
How is this faith going to be my shield when I go into my grave?
How is this faith going to be?
The thing that will take me across the Sarath
these are the questions to ask not to take your attention away from the from the evil. That is tempting you. And this is the work of shatter shaitan temps shatta and cannot force anybody that actually has no power at all. He is oh, he's only
he's only you know, tactic is to tempt. So last rather as mentioned is very clearly unless we're interested in who lays Allahu Sultan, Allah Allah Xena, Armano Allah, Bohemia Taku. In namaz, O'Donoghue, Allah Allah Azza wa Etowah Loana, who will Adina home behave? We should recall, Allah said he has no power is not the Sultan is not the ruler. He has no power over those who believe and put their trust only in the rub Jelena.
Allah subhana His power is only over those who OBEY and FOLLOW Him chedda and those who joined partners with him
with Allah's Martin, so those who are who come and check are the slaves of shatta And shaitan controls them, and those who follow shatta and let's round that I mentioned is very clearly law that W O Duarte showed that in the whole world photo Rahim Allah in the whole world, in the whole
you know what I'll do? I don't mean, you know, what is the
author of you see me cough button? Well, I thought we would want to share that in the whole Lacan adore movie, Allah subhanaw taala said that all you believe enter into Islam fully and completely, and do not follow the footsteps of shaytan. Truly, shaitan is your worst enemy. He is your clear enemy. Now.
If you think about if you just reflect on this idea, Allah Suarez is not saying the shaitaan is dragging you and resist Him. Allah is saying don't follow his footsteps. When you say follow his footsteps, think about this. If some if you if the person who you are referring to is actually present there, you won't say four don't follow his footsteps, you would say don't follow him.
Don't go behind him. Right? Don't go with him. You will not say footsteps because the person is there whereas the footsteps whereas the footsteps, the question of saying don't follow footsteps means if you say it like that, it means that the individual is not there. The individual has walked along a path, the individual's footsteps are on that path. And you are being told do not follow those footsteps, because those are the footsteps of shatta and shatta. And is your clear enemy in the whole locker room he is for you are the one movie in his for you a clear enemy. Right? Very clearly Allah has told us this don't follow the footsteps. And this is what I will say I will say I
didn't force you. I only invited you. I only tempted you. I only whispered some things in your years. And you Listen to me attentively and you followed me. Now on the Day of Judgment, when you see where this actually led you
and you see where you are standing at the brink of the pit of the fire into which you will probably be thrown, then you want to curse me so don't curse yourself.
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so everyone Sisters, we need to remind ourselves that if we choose to do something wrong, it is we who are to blame and on the Day of Judgment, we are the ones may Allah protect us from this and may Allah not make us those. Allah said about those who insist on disobeying him jealous
of what they will be and where they will be on the Day of Judgment. Allah subhanaw taala said well, Tara is ill Majidi mudra narcy su owes him and beat him up when I was on I was around for the journal normal Tallahatchie namaki Don't let's say Oh, my name is Ali Salaam. You will see them with the moon you will see the criminals you will see the people who disobeyed Allah subhanaw taala. Allah did not say what authorizing machinery code unless did not say that they will see the design you will see the disbelievers or you see the idolaters Allah the idolaters also are interested in Mooji remote but if I
had said only machinery code then you could have said okay, this refers only to the people who worship idols. I don't worship I do so I am not part of this. But I did say that unless there is no material unless it criminals, so who are criminals, anyone who commits a crime.
So if a Muslim who commits a crime, he's also criminal.
If I wasn't going to bother you, is a criminal if a Muslim dreams with interest is a criminal, if a Muslim
takes drugs and alcohol and so on, he's a criminal if a Muslim is into gambling, right, he's a criminal. If a Muslim is into deceiving people telling lies, misbehaving in any way, he's a criminal. So whoever is a criminal last month that I said that on the Day of Judgment, oh, by the way, Allah Allah Salem you will see the criminal standing before the throne of Allah subhanho wa taala. With their heads hanging in shape. Saying Robin I was on all our rub. We have seen what Savannah and we have heard Fatah Jana normalled, Saleh and in Namu Quran Please return us to the world and we will become obedient slaves you will become obedient to you. And we will live our lives
in a state of obedience.
But that is too late.
The moment we see molecule mouth the moment the curtain is parted, the moment we see the vibe, the door of Toba is shut the door always closed.
Right? Not always close.
There's no return.
We come into this world once
you live only once that is so true.
You have to understand this we live only once
and in that life, and that is why that life is the most important thing that we have. Because that life has the opportunity for us to make or break our eternal life.
If we choose to use it correctly, if we choose to use this life, the way Allah subhanaw taala Delgado wants us to use it and taught us to use it, that inshallah there is success. But if we choose to use it,
in opposition to the way that Allah subhanaw taala taught us
through his W SallAllahu sallam, then there will be grief and that grief will never end.
That is the message that I want to
convey to you and I want you to think about very, very carefully.
I want the sisters this is this life and this world
is an immeasurable
treasure that has been given to us by Allah subhanaw taala
there is no there is no way of measuring this what is the worth of his life we have no way of actually saying
the word of His life is more than anything we can imagine.
Because this life gives us the opportunity of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala
this life gives us the opportunity of writing our own destiny.
The thing to the thing to remember and I am always marveled at this and I've mentioned it many times before
is that the favorite trick of Schatten
is to involve us
and get us to be concerned about things over which we have no control
the amount of our risk in this world we have no control over that.
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Let's run into another place Allah said, Verily, if Allah were to expand your provision and give you more wealth,
and more influence and more popularity and more money
Now the Overlord, surely
the people will rebel on the earth, you will use that wealth for illegal things, you will use that wealth in ways which Allah subhanaw taala has prohibited.
And that is why he gives you your risk in measured quantities.
Just look at our this look at our society today.
I'm not saying that poor people are, by definition, pious people they're not. But the truth of the matter is that for many people,
the reason they do wrong is because they have the money to do wrong.
If they didn't have the money, they would not be doing those things.
But because they have the money, they can afford
those things. And so they do those things.
How many people even the charitable people, I'm not saying this to denigrate anybody, I'm just saying that just to put ourselves in perspective and stop feeling very
arrogant about this. Even the most charitable people,
if I asked you go take a look at your car.
Say, in a particular you in a particular year, you bought a car.
And if I tell you look at your car,
what do you buy? What do you pay for the car?
You pay $200,000 Okay, fantastic.
What was your charity that year? Was it $200,000
And if your charity was at $200,000, and that charity was equal to the value of the car, which you bought, which was a luxury, it was not necessary.
The car God itself is not necessary. And even if it was necessary for you, then you are you could have bought a car which was 110 that price.
But Allah gave you the money, you used it, and good for you. But what was the level of your charity at the time, just so that we put things in perspective just so that we don't feel you know, that we are
doing such great things?
We do a majority of people we do evil because we have the mind
you're dealing in interest. Why? Because you have money. And your banker came to and said you know what, why don't why do you keep all this my in a current account, put it in fixed deposits, and we'll pay you interest.
Your money will have money.
If you didn't have that money, your banker wouldn't bother with it.
And I'm not saying that the different the the contrast is not between somebody who has wealth and somebody who's begging on the streets. No.
If you are a normal human being
middle class for example.
And you had enough for your needs and Hamdulillah you are not in debt to anybody. And you were able to lead a comfortable life but you did not have the access
for the luxuries are super luxuries
then you will not be living a fancy lifestyle which was full of the disobedience of America because you simply couldn't afford it
think about that.
And thank Allah subhanaw taala hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah Hamdulillah that Allah gave me what he gave me
that he did not give me more.
The only thing that Allah subhanaw taala taught is who he served to ask increase in was a rugby Sydney Helman
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Perhaps Allah will turn unto them in forgiveness. Surely Allah subhanaw taala is off forgiving, Most Merciful.
This applies to people who have in their account some good deeds and some bad deeds.
May Allah save us from ourselves, I guess this applies to all of us. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us.
So if we have done anything bad, and anything evil, and then I think this is not even a matter of conjecture, we, we all do it.
All of us, without exception,
it's the nature only of that evil which changes and if you say not on doesn't apply to me, I do not when evil remember spending one second, in Hoffler
without remembering Allah subhanaw taala is evil.
Right? Spending even an instance
away from the Zico of Allah geladeira even
when you exit from the toilet, what is the dynamic itself of Ronak?
Is Allah forgive us forgive me? Why? Because we are not permitted to do the vicar of Allah subhanaw taala in the toilets
and therefore you're seeking forgiveness, y'all I did not remember the toilet.
That time I could not remember you so i Please forgive me. Forgiveness is fun. Not remembering a last marathon.
I asked myself How am I forget to try it how much of my life goes in?
In not remembering Allah Subhanallah
without an excuse, I mean when I'm in the toilet, I have an excuse our legitimate Cherie excuse.
Despite having a legitimate Cherie excuse you are seeking the pardon of Allah subhanaw taala
who said you cannot remember you you should not remember Allah subhanho wa Taala in the toilet. This is from Minilite Allah as soon as I'm taught us this is against the other walls Renata
so when I'm not remembering Allah's Rana hotel, and when I'm not doing the Zika Rwanda in the toilet, I'm actually obeying Allah Serrano, then why we're asking forgiveness.
Because the governor of Allah subhanaw taala, even when that flood is being done, as a matter of obedience is still something we seek forgiveness for.
Two visible phenomena.
So all of us, we have some good, mixed with some bad. So the first thing to do is like in cricket, improve your batting average,
increase that amount of wood
as much as possible.
And the only way of doing that my brothers and sisters, let me assure you, I assure you, the only way of doing that is to make the reality of the accurate deal for us.
Only then will you put your hand in your pocket and you will donate money.
And you will make effort
to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala doing things in this life for which there is no immediate
feedback or payoff here.
We don't think twice about buying something
worth a lot of money because you get that thing in your hand.
Whatever the thing might be, you get that thing in your hand and you don't mind
paying the money to buy it because you are seeing that thing.
spend that money in the path of Allah subhanaw taala it seems as if this money is gone.
If you take the money and you spend them it's it. Take for example, to give you
to give you an idea, and I'm not going to talk about solitaires and Bentleys and Rolls Royces I'm talking about a simple thing like a cell phone. So you get a new cell phone
a new cell phone costs whatever around in the range of about $1,000 Right
5060 $70,000 Or 7000 rupees 50,000 rupees 30,000 rupees. So, say between between 500 to $1,000
You don't mind spending that money because you are getting this fancy phone in your hand.
But if you take this $1,000 And you donate it in charity, you give it to an organization which is helping somebody feeding somebody somewhere or you go and help take the $1,000 and you give it to give 100
dollars used to 10 homeless people
or you support some orphans or whatever the goodness right you take the $1,000 and put it in the donation box in your budget. Whatever you do with this $1,000 It seems as if this $1,000 is gone and I didn't get anything for it.
Here I spent $1,000 I got a form here and spending $1,000 And I'm getting nothing
which action will you do more
to do more readily and more easily.
Which one will you do more readily more easily?
Something where you there's immediate feedback something where you can see the result right then
the the issue of inputs the problem of doing things for the accuracy, the result is not right there. The result is in the ACA
and we will do that. And not only am I talking about doing that I'm saying you give preference to that.
You give preference to that.
But you will give reference to that only when that akhira becomes reality
and that is that is the struggle that's the thing that we need to do. How can I make the accurate real for myself
a lovely story of
who had two grandsons twins, both of them say three or four years old.
So on either day,
he calls them the father comes along with them.
And the grandfather
has in his hand.
In one hand he has a ring
right he has a gold ring. Holding it is not very good. Got a gold ring with a solitaire diamond in it
and maybe the ring is worth
you know a million dollars and in the other hand he has this
endeavor because the jewelry
is that the sweet
take whatever it was he got the chocolates or sweets. So one handed and he he shows us to these two little boys and he says Pick one what would what what do you want
one of them takes the sweets
he said I want to sweet
so the grandfather says no. That's not a good choice. No take the sweets take this ring
what does that kid know what he doesn't understand the billion dollars he doesn't doesn't understand gold and diamonds
it's really not even like it's not like a toy or anything like this is it has no attraction for it
so the fathers don't know trying to advise the toys.
So Father says to them take the ring because in this ring is this sweet
in this thing is the factory which makes these sweets
if you take this sweet you will eat one sweets
if you take this ring you will eat these sweets for the rest of your life and you will also feed these sweets to all your friends
so take the ring don't take the sweet
both boys listen to the Father
one of them says well you know this man always talks something
up in the air I don't understand this I understand the sweet so give me the sweet
the other one takes the ring maybe because he believes the father maybe because that's the only thing that we don't anyway whatever.
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So the one who took the ring, bought the switch up. So he could eat sweets all his life, and he could give it to all his gifts which to understand. Whereas the one who took that one sweets, ate, the ones who eat and then what.
And that is a beautiful analogy to help us understand the reality of this life.
If we choose to breathe Allah subhanho Danijela Diletto it's like it has value, but we don't see it immediately.
What we do see is the sweet which is this nice.
But if you get stuck with a test nice and remember, all sins.
properly, I can say this without without, without I can say this is without exception at all, since everything all disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala
To the people who are doing that, it is very sweet.
why they're doing it because they enjoy it.
They are doing it because they enjoy it. They're doing it because they see a benefit in it even though wherever it is not that they're seeing it. For example, somebody's dealing in interest. You can't see it, enjoying it, but he's seeing benefit in it. benefit that does not exist shaitan has covered his eyes.
So the man is or the woman is seeing benefit in something in which there is only evil in which there is only the anger of Allah.
They are deceived. They're majorly deceived.
People were indulging
in all kinds of, you know, physical sins, they enjoy doing that.
The key is to understand that this momentary enjoyment
is going to give me eternal pay.
Because of this momentary enjoyment, I am going to suffer pain all my life
so, what must you do?
Hold yourself back and say no,
I will not do this.
Instead, I will invest in the
pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.
And when you do that, what is the result and I want to end with that. And Allah said 11 tava Rama Navami la Manansala hunt for hola ICA you but the true love was at our team has an AD account Allah Who before Rahima allegedly did a lucid
in South Africa, Except those who repent and believe in Islam and do righteous deeds for them. Allah will change their sins into good deeds. And Allah Subhana Allah is oft forgiving, Most Merciful. Allah is rather see the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala We ask Allah subhanaw taala for His Mercy always.
Allegedly the Lord who is saying to us here, that for the one who believes in Allah subhanaw taala Allah subhanho wa Taala will
not only forgive that person,
but Allah subhanaw taala will change that person's evil into good deeds.
I've done just as truly truly truly without exception
it is impossible
To understand and appreciate
the generosity and forgiveness and kindness and mercy of Allah so
not only will Allah forgive those sin but Allah will convert them into good deeds meaning ALLAH will actually, if there are 100,000 sins, Allah will give us 100,000 rewards. It doesn't mean the sin is a good thing. No, the sin was evil, sin was bad. But you sought forgiveness, you sought forgiveness. You asked Allah to forgive you. You compensated whoever else you had harmed in the world and they also forgive you.
Then what happens? Allah subhanaw taala will actually give you reward equal to the number of sins that you commit.
Now how can you even
a kiss I can't even
attempt to understand
the level of the generosity what does the generosity mean? I can't even attempt to understand
this is the generosity of our object.
to be pleased with you and our duties. Please ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify our hearts from everything except his glory and majesty and love for him and his or her mother. Also nice.
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