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my brothers and sisters, we are looking at the issues of mosquito knifes of purifying ourselves.
And as we have been saying,
the Imam, Nakajima, Josiah Abdullah, he said, and as everybody said,
Everything begins with accepting the need for change,
which means accepting that I need the change, and therefore turning towards Allah subhanaw taala with sincere repentance.
The condition of hidayah
repenting of sins.
Indifference to sins, negates the knowledge of guidance.
I'm not even talking about insisting on since I mean that is truly from shaitan. But even indifference
one of the biggest
problems is where a person feels that the sin is really not so bad.
Soon as Sam said in one Hadith, he said the sign of a person who has no Taqwa
a person who has no understanding of Allah subhanaw taala has no Taqwa is that they think of a sin as if it is a fly sitting on the nose to do that, and it goes away.
Whereas a person of Taqwa is the opposite. He or she sees sin, as if it was a huge rock, which is boys on their head,
about to fall and crush them, unless they remove it.
One of the signs of the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala.
And the fact that Allah subhanaw taala wants to forgive us is that Allah subhanaw taala reminds us of our sins.
So person suddenly remembers what they did,
maybe many years ago.
And this makes them feel very regretful and very contrite and very ashamed. And they say to themselves, how could I have done such a thing?
And they repent Allah subhanaw taala they cry the week before Masada
they are hugely conscious of Allah subhanaw taala has blessing on them. That despite what they did, Allah subhanaw taala did not punish them.
Maybe you're watching something which is haram.
Allah subhanaw taala would have struck you blind that instance.
Just like that, the moment you open upon site, your site goes this is possible Allah subhanaw taala could have done that.
The moment you listen to something haram, your hearing goes.
The moment you eat something haram, it turns into poison it kills you.
Right. Imagine if that happened.
But Allah subhanaw taala does not do that.
Allah subhanaw taala gives us rope.
Whether we want to use that rope as something to hang on to and drag ourselves out of the Whirlpool that we have. We are stuck in the whirlpool of this dunya, the Whirlpool whirlpool of disobedience of Allah, or whether we use the rope to hang ourselves, this is up to us.
But Allah gives us time, Allah gives us a nice patient is no one who has more SABR than ALLAH SubhanA
and Allah subhanaw taala gives us time, to reform ourselves, to think to reflect, to return to him.
Very important understand
that persistence sitting negates the intention and the will of the slave to turn to Allah.
Thus, Toba will not be valid except after one recognizes the sin and admits to the admit to it and seeks to read himself or herself from the evil consequences.
As I mentioned to you one of the biggest fitten one of the biggest tests one of the biggest problems is to consider a sin to be so small until the joy eternity there's one thing
What is what is a sin?
A sin is disobedience of Allah.
What is disobedience of Allah, disobedience of Allah Allahu Akbar.
Disobedience of the one who is the greatest disobedience of one of the one who I owe every breath I take to.
I owe this breath
as people who are in COVID, thanks to this COVID This COVID has really given us an opportunity to open our eyes to the realities of his life.
As somebody who's in a COVID Ward on a ventilator, what is the value? What will they give to be able to take one decent deep breath
as somebody who's suffering from asthma,
when that gasping for breath, what they will take to be able to breathe freely,
just the breadth. And we haven't even gone from there to anything. That's just the ability and the cape Cape the capacity to breathe freely and easily.
We don't even have to go all there. Just imagine we are If your nose is blocked, sometimes the nose gets blocked and cold or something else.
If the nose is blocked,
how painful it is.
Sometimes you can't sleep all night because the nose is blocked. And you're trying to breathe through your mouth and your throat gets dry and all kinds of stuff. Just the breath.
So when the slave is contrite, when the slave is reflecting and remembering his sins, his disobedience, Alassane Ouattara, he's comparing this to this and say, Oh, Allah, you are the one I owe every I owe every breath I take to you. Yet I was I had the temerity. I had the audacity to disobey you knowingly. I knew it was wrong.
I did not do it back, sir.
The Internet porn site just didn't open in front of me by itself. I went for it. I looked for it. I typed the, the
the site address in the in the window. I clicked on it.
Maybe it asked me to certify if I was over 18 or not i certified Yes. I've already
said that makes very sure that you have no excuse left.
When you stand before a massage, you can't say what happened by mistake. I didn't realize no, no, no, you realize you knew exactly what you were doing.
You knew exactly what you were doing when you knew it was wrong.
You knew it was wrong.
Yet, you did it.
But as I said, we don't lose hope. Because hamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala is in his infinite mercy, left the door of Toba and instead are open for us until the last moment until we see Maluma.
But the trick there the catch there is that we don't know when the time will come.
So the door is open until we see Maluku mouth, but we do not know when the time will come. So therefore what is the time to change right now?
Right now I know I'm alive, I can breathe, I can see I can think immediately. Let me make Toba man, Mr. Farr.
Let me seek Allah's forgiveness. And let me turn towards Allah subhanaw taala is the father is
to seek forgiveness of Allah Toba is to turn towards Allah. The stepfather was
first of all, so model really, Allah said seek repentance and then turn towards the last one turning towards Allah means what means to change your lifestyle.
So if I'm looking at pornography stuff, and this is a very, very widespread evil all over the world, and unfortunately also in the Muslim world.
So if I'm, if I if I entered addicted, I mean, this is one of the most addictive things that you can imagine it's like alcohol or it's like any drug.
It destroys your life. Quite literally. It destroys your married life, it destroys your life. Completely, you know, it's like being inside
But it's a multi billion dollar industry because of the number of people who watch
so the point is, that if I'm doing that, I feel regretful and I apologize to Allah subhanaw taala I seek his repentance, I seek his forgiveness and then what do I do? And then I make sure that I never go and visit that site. Again. I remove all that I delete all the history of me because I do not go to that site or any other site ever again.
If the Earth comes on me, then I just get up and go for a walk. I go and run 10 miles
that will sort it out.
So whatever is the sin that I was doing?
If I was dealing in interest for example, like I know it is haram, I'm still doing it again, it's rodeo doesn't happen by mistake. Nobody who's boring money on interest can say this happened by mistake. No, it didn't, you went and search for it.
You went and signed forms, you Internet bank managers, you went in and begged and pleaded for that, for that stuff to come to you.
In some cases, you even put something there as collateral.
And let's borrow to like give you a halaal income and give you enough and more to live very comfortably for the rest of your life.
And you have to go and ruin it by taking a bank loan.
an analyst or banker or someone told you how you can make even more money and you forgot the fact that you can only make as much Allah has written for you as much as Allah is nothing more
and what Allah has written for you, nobody can take it away before all that
and you believe your banker who doesn't even know Allah.
So, it is very important for us to make us tougher. Now to
one of the the two major reasons why people come to bad endings
what is it? One is to insist on sin and delay Tober Elytra either Marcy, what athlete October
to insist on sin, and to delay Toba delay, repentance and delay turning towards Allah subhanaw taala. So then what happens is in that state of selling, you get caught in the door of always shocked and the second one is to understand that there is no sin with Easter far and no goodness with Islam, which is insisting on sin.
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do think about this, that how important it is.
To be clear in our minds about
my brothers sisters, remember that Allah subhanaw taala
look at our hearts. Some said in this famous Hadith. He said Allah does not look at your faces or your your shapes. Right? And not looks at inside what's in the heart.
We have most of us have reached a stage where for example, if I ask you this question and say, What do you have in your pocket?
Maybe you can tell me I mean, some people can't even say that. But maybe you can tell me.
But if I ask you what's in your heart?
I'm sure many of you are people who don't even know what I'm saying.
What's in your heart? What is the meaning of heart?
How do I go there and find out what is in my heart?
We don't know. Because we never learned nobody taught us.
So practice this.
Focus on your heart focus.
And say what do I really believe?
Your heart is the the call in Islam is the seed of intellect and emotion together.
So that's where you have all your feelings and you all you have all your thoughts.
The focus of that says that and see which is more which is highly which is more powerful than the desire to obey Allah
or the desire to follow your own
thing to follow your own desires. The desire to seek approval from others the desire to for name and fame or whatever it is, which is stronger.
Right look in the heart
understand Allah subhanaw taala in his infinite mercy.
As soon as I said I'm said in our law, Mr. Lubin knee yet he said the deed will be rewarded based on the intention.
Imagine if a solo Salah selamat said that the deed will be rewarded, in keeping with the quality and the perfection with which that deed is performed. Now, again, perfection is important, quality is very important, but the reward is not based on that the reward is based on the intention of the deed, once the intention is good, when the intention is sincere, once you are doing the deed for the sake of Allah and on, then inshallah Allah will also reward you for doing that deed perfectly. And it goes without saying that if I'm really doing it for the sake of Allah alone,
then automatically means that I will do it to the best of my ability. Because you can't say I'm doing it for the sake of Allah and I'm doing it, you know,
without interest like it basically just like that, no,
you have doing it for Allah Allah, then I will make sure that this deed is done to the best of my ability.
So that is a very important thing to keep in mind.
So for example, if you're reciting Quran,
Allah will look at the heart
is this person reciting to please Allah? No.
Maybe the person makes a mistake in recitation, maybe the person pronunciation is not perfect
doesn't matter. Now, again, that does not mean you should not learn as well it does not mean you should not reset correctly. No, of course you should decide correctly you should do your best. But in many cases, especially with regard to
your I know that
especially older people who don't speak Arabic
I have seen for example, people who pray five times a day in the masjid Adams, who speak Arabic whose English is Pitts and they're most comfortable.
For a Karma
they will say shawanna Muhammadan rasul Allah
Now, they don't know the rule of law, they don't know how and what and how it combines shawanna Muhammad Rasul Allah why Anna.
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they don't always say this Muhammadan.
People who speak with an Egyptian accent, they would say hakama the salah instead of poverty salah.
And so on and so forth.
So it's difficult for people to change their accent to to pronounce it correctly.
But Allah subhanaw taala is not looking at that. Allah knows this. Allah knows what the weaknesses Allah subhanaw taala see what is the sincerity the heart and inshallah the sincerity is good.
And even with their
in sha Allah will accept the salah.
But on the other hand, imagine this person who's a beautiful decide whose resurrection is absolutely perfect,
very pleasing, very nice and this person is leading salah.
But his recitation in his heart, he is reciting to please the people. He wants to become popular, maybe there is some significant person behind who this person wants to please, to this person residing and in his heart is not the pleasure of Allah is not seeking the pleasure of Allah. He's not reciting because the Quran is beautiful. He is writing because he wants to please the congregation. But he wants to please certain people in the congregation.
They must think highly of me.
They must praise me.
If that is in his heart, then remember, the people behind him may get a lot of show by listening to his beautiful recitation, but this person is actually committing shirk standing on the masala reading Salah
because to recite or to do something good in order to show off the ship.
As soon as the reason I'm saying this is it shall coffee the hidden ship and what is that Aria? He said I'm not afraid for you that you will worship idols that you will actually go worship some stones.
He said to the Sahaba he said I'm not afraid for you that you will worship idol but I'm afraid for you that you will commit hidden Allah. What is it? He said?
Or RIA is to do something good. Anything good
Whether it is charity, whether it is Salah, whether it is digital Quran or whatever, do something good with the intention in your heart of pleasing people.
And RIA is check.
Excuse me. So very important for us to keep this in mind that the intention must be pure.
And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to accept that.
Because something was done with an impure intention and not accept that and imagine how tragic that is, somebody is doing a lot of
so called good work. But on the day of judgment, he gets nothing
is a famous story that is told about our family.
The story is that a man was
his brother also was an alum.
His older brother was also a great time.
But his elder brother would not pray behind us.
He would not praise Allah behind him. And
so even as I refuse to feel bad about this reason why why does he not pray behind me? I'm the man of the Masjid.
So one day, he complained to his mother.
And he said to her that, look, you know, this is something which is bothering me. My brother does not pray behind me.
So the mother called the brother and said, Why don't you pray behind your brother? What's the what's the matter? He said, Okay, I'll prevent.
So the next Salah
used to be at Mount with Ali.
And during the Salah, he broke his saliva and walked away.
He left. Now, obviously, this is even bigger, because first of all, you don't pray behind him. Secondly, when he's leading salah, you leave and go away.
Sooner or later on out that he went back to the mother his complaint to her, he said, Look, this is what he did. So first of all, he wasn't praying now when he prayed, he broken left.
So the mother called him, she said, what happened? Why did he do that?
He said, I had this crush. I had this knowledge
that he meaning Imam Ali, that his mind was wandering somewhere else. In the salah. He had no clue. He was thinking of something else. So I don't want to pray behind somebody like this. So I left.
The mother asked him about it. She said, Is this true? He said yes. Because he said he said as I was praying as I were reciting, I thought of a particular masala, a particular issue on which I had to give a ruling. And that was in my mind.
Now what do you think the mother said?
Did she say oh Masha, Allah Subhan, Allah, Allah Hamdulillah. I have such learned sons that one can actually look into somebody else's heart and know what is there.
And the other one is such a great alum that he is, you know, thinking constantly about
issues in religion, which is
she said, both of you get out of here. She said you in your Salah. One is thinking of something else other than Allah. And the other one is trying to see what is in the mind of somebody else. She said, What can people get out from you?
To concentrate in your Salah on Allah subhanaw taala not all the rubbish.
Difficult to improve mothers, right?
For good parents.
And I'm the lovable parents.
I remember my mother, may Allah bless her and give her Jenna.
In 2008, I was invited to speak at the International has conference in Makkah.
So my wife and I went as guests of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
Ministry of Hajj and
the beautiful trip and so on, so forth. And I met
I was presented with King Abdullah. I'm Allah. And I shook his hand and
that TV thing my mother saw that in Hadron, that's another story. So that doesn't
leave all that. When I got back to Hyderabad. I went to my mother to meet her.
And she said to me,
she said, I saw you, you know, shaking hands with the king and so on. And she said that
several of your aunts and uncles they've been telephoning me and
praising you. And you know, your work and this and that.
So I said under law, this is good news. I was feeling very happy.
And then she said, But remember one thing
he said, it doesn't matter which King you meets.
matter what aren't or which uncle said, what? It doesn't matter how many people praise you. It doesn't matter how many people say that you are doing great work and this and that. She said the only thing which matters is what Allah subhana wa Taala says, When you meet him on the day of judgment.
So she said, Don't feel happy about all this. Focus on yourself. Look at your class, look at your own sincerity, and keep on making stuff Partho
because the only thing that matters is what Allah will say, not what this dunya says. Let him say Good. Let him say that it doesn't matter. What matters is what it is. To have a blessed my mother I ask Allah to forgive or ask Allah subhanaw taala to fill a cupboard with no rascal Swatara to be pleased with and never to be displeased as well as my father.
This is the benefit of good parents. Make sure that your feet are firmly on the ground.
Today one of the biggest fitta one of the biggest problems or the biggest tests is the social media.
Where people who do good, they take it that dump it in the trash.
Because they immediately want to put it on Facebook. They want to put it on Instagram they want to tell the whole world Oh, this is what I did.
In the lie when
you did it for Allah. And Allah knows Allah does not need your Facebook post for that.
Keep it down there.
Make us difference era. This is what I brought for you but I know this is not fitting.
Please forgive me.
Please forgive me.
For socialism brought this to our workers in there for the law. No, no, no less.
At the end of Salah What did he say? He said make this dua.
Allah My name is Ellen to Nuptse Doleman cathedra on fiddly when Olaya Furusawa Allah, Allah I have
transgressed against myself, I have done Salam against myself, I have oppressed myself, I have done wrong.
Please forgive me, and there's no one who forgives except when is this being said, at the end of Salah, not approving something wrong after doing the best deed because there is no deed that is superior to pray at its correct time.
And after the Salah,
meaning in the Salah, but at the end,
after we decide that and do the Brahimi and so on.
This is the divisional self taught our courses.
It is the quality of the believer to constantly seek forgiveness and to constantly ask ALLAH SubhanA wa terras forgiveness and ask a lot of forgiveness.
And therefore, my assignment to you today is to list all the ways in which you disobeyed Allah
and make sincere,
sincere condition sincere. Is the fire for this list all the ways or what how Are you disobeying Allah? Is it in Salah? Is it an interest based business? Is it in being disrespectful to your parents or teachers? Is it in being ungrateful and thankless to Allah subhanho wa Taala to those who do some good for you?
Is it in not paying? One of the biggest problems with us is people who work for us.
We pay them the least we can get away with.
But when it comes to yourself, you want the best you can get
will pay somebody a salary and you will not give him an increase in 10 years. But you yourself want an increment every six months.
How will you answer Allah subhanaw taala tell me
that that's where as soon as SLM said your email is not complete until you want for your brother what you want for yourself.
So ask yourself this question. If you are in a position of authority, believe me you're there's a new round your neck and Allah is holding the rope.
our classical scholars and the Allamah they ran away from authority. They didn't want authority they refuse authority.
It's such a huge responsibility.
And remember, conditions of Dawa there are four one be sincerely contract and regretful
and only you know that and only Allah knows that sincerely contract contract and regret for number two, hate that sin and never return to it whatever it was you're doing. absolutely detest it, hate it, and never return to it. Number three, ask forgiveness of Allah subhana wa
ask Allah to forgive you, because there's no one else to forgive except ALLAH. And number four is make good, whatever harm you did to others. So whatever the transgression was, If you harm anybody in that process, make sure that you may go to that. Because if you don't, then on the day of judgment, as soon as Rotherham said, You will not be forgiven, unless Allah subhanaw taala, Allah will not forgive you, unless the
person you wronged forgives you first. And on the Day of Judgment, my brothers sisters, believe me, forgiveness is going to be very, very great short supply, people are not going to forgive each other. So settle the account here.
Seek the person's forgiveness, make good whatever you did give more if you have to give more because on the Day of Judgment, it will become a very expensive bargain. We don't want to be in that situation. Ask Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to have a class always to have our soul and our culture on our nerves pure from all forms of showing off in Ria, I ask Allah to grant us sincerity. So that we can when we ask Him for His favor, we do that with great sincerity. We ask Allah subhana data to clean our hearts from all forms of insincerity and to accept our stuff Maroto masala harana Karim Ali he was named after him. He was somebody who went on to label what kinds of