The Venom & The Serum #03
Channel: Mohammad Elshinawy
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So we continue with
the poisonous nature of sinful living. This is a book by little clay em once again, Rahim Allah, where he was asked a question about a person who could not escape the cycles of relapse into his sins into his major sins. He felt enslaved by his sins and he could feel them ruining his life like never before. And he's at a loss. He's utterly confused, feels so desperate and powerless. How do I get out of this cycle once and for all? So in the aquarium, Rahim, Allah Allah is in this passage of the book where he is mentioning to him all of the risks and dangers that a person subjects themselves to, when they commit these sins. He goes into an extensive discussion hundreds of pages
long on how sins poison our lives, they have a venomous nature, they ruin our lives. And of course, they risk our after lives as well.
So we began with sins depriving us of sacred knowledge. That's what he began with her manner. And then also being deprived of a risk or time being deprived of good beneficial risk provisions from Allah azza wa jal, due to the presence of sins due to the absence of God consciousness, the absence of Taqwa the absence, absence of pious restraint.
And then the third and last one we covered last Friday, was the experience suffering from feeling alienated from Allah feeling locked out and we said that these are the layers of barriers that get placed between a person and Allah and experiencing nearness to Allah subhanho wa taala. And in Milaca him said, if there was no other consequence, but the torment of feeling distant from Allah, that would have been enough of a reason for us to take our divorcing of sin seriously. Now we move on to others.
He says also what sins do to a person is that they strip a person of self confidence, they fill him with experiences emotions of inferiority, insecurity.
A negative self image if we want to borrow modern terms, he gets this for example, from the
passage in sort of a Shem. So when Allah azza wa jal says
when I've seen one masa, and I swear by the soul, and the one who fashioned it, or how he fashioned it, but f la hemmens occa, he has prospered, the one that purifies it, walk out the harbor, and he has failed men, the Sangha, the one who the Sangha, the Sangha is loosely translated as corrupts it. But he points out linguistically speaking, that the Sangha particularly means buries it. That's why the autopsy does assume mafia Phil SL, he buries meaning he hides, he tucks under the poison in the honey, you know, when you like, you sneak in some poison on people. It's called this to sort of sneak it in, to bury it in there to mix it in where it can no longer be seen. And so Allah says, The
soul when it is corrupted, it is in fact being buried. Because you hide the good nature of your soul, you bury your soul with sins. And so in essence, the sinner buries himself
with his sins in a way that causes him several things he says one of them initially, you want to hide yourself from the creation, right? That's when there's still some shame left. You feel like I'm humiliated. I don't want to be around anyone. He says and then you wish for example, you could hide yourself from the Creator, Himself. subhanho wa taala. And you know you can't
and he says that the contrary begets the contrary meaning when you are obedient to Allah azza wa jal. This strengthens you and dignifies you even among people, like when you are humbled in front of Allah, obedient to Him compliant with him. You can
Stand in front of everyone confidently.
And if you are not obedient and humbled and compliant with Allah azza wa jal, you will begin to lose your sense of self respect. Because you don't respect yourself, right? Like you know that you're doing something wrong. You know that you failed this weakness that you know about yourself this disgraceful behavior you know about yourself. And so you begin to become ashamed of yourself. And also paranoid about how this is going to come back and haunt you. That's another factor. Not just how I feel, but also what I'm anticipating.
And so the person you know, he hears footsteps, he gets a notification, they panic, right? What's this about?
My boss wants to talk to you about what exactly right this you're just constantly haunting yourself. He says, why the way he frames it. He said, because you've exited whoever exits the obedience of Allah, they have thereby exited. That security, that realm of security that comes with feeling close to a Salem, who is a Salem. Allah, one of Allah's beautiful names as salaam. Salaam means the source of all peace. subhanho wa taala.
So knowing that you're a runaway from Allah, causes you to feel insecure about what exactly is going to happen due to me running away. I'm a fugitive innocence. I'm, I'm a spiritual fugitive. And the opposite brings the opposite. When you feel that you are doing a good job, a better job, a decent job at working for Allah. You feel not in a sense of like perfection or conceit or entitlement, but you feel I belong to Allah. I'm the servant of Allah. Who do you work for? I work for Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, maybe a good example to help bring this full circle. I heard one of the machete I mentioned it, you know, like when we
go to other countries. And you know, you belong to the United States. You have this swag because you have the blue passport, right? You flash that passport, I got a big strong country, a big superpower behind me. If you mess with me, they're going to ask about me, right? I just call the embassy right now. And so that is with identifying feeling that you belong to this country, a strong country with a strong military force. So how about when you feel that you belong to Allah azza wa jal himself. And that's why Allah said in the Quran, and Lavina and Manu wollemi, Albizu Imana whom beholden mean Hola, que la Herrmann M. Those who believe and don't pollute their beliefs with injustices for them
is the greatest security. They get security because Eman is from the word M. Eman faith comes from the word eminent security. So it's the degree of your faith and obviously more faith means more compliance more obedience to the degree of your faith will be the degree of your security. It should correlate always, you know, I remember
Sherif Ali Abdul Kareem, may Allah have mercy on his soul and expand his grave and forgive us since this was like the right hand man and, you know, 40 years 3540 years with Imam Suraj Mahajan, Mr. Taqwa. He was the head of his security team for 40 years. And the man was just fearless in so many ways. And I remember one time when we were working closely together for a short period we were
we had filed a lawsuit about discriminatory policing against NYPD. And he used to always come to the court dates. And
it was a bit scary. You know why? Because we're telling the police, you have no grounds, no reason to be spying on us in every masjid and sending informants and every message and all this stuff. And so naturally, when you're accusing the police of that, they're going to have to defend themselves and say, No, I actually do have good reasons to spy on you. So you're like poking the bear, right? And so he used to come to me. And he says to him,
make sure you don't change anything in your life. Right? Because if you change anything in your life, you're gonna look like you got something to hide. And we got nothing to hide. We only answer to Allah, and we are honored for being the servants of Allah. Then he even shared with me a story I remember once and it's relevant here. He used to have his own. He was a private investigator had his own company, and you'd get hired to do sort of investigations
for people on people. And so one time he said to me, that he caught someone else tracking him. So the investigators being investigated. He says so I pulled over it was on Atlantic Avenue, he says and I sort of like pulled a fast one on him or I made the leap. I was going somewhere and then I turned around quickly, like nose to nose
And the guy was shocked. And I told him Listen, I don't know who you are. I don't know who you work for. I don't know if you're CIA. I don't know if you're Mossad. I don't know. But I want you to know that I don't care. Okay? You go to the bathroom like me, you put your pants on like me, you are not my God. And he walked away.
I remember that, sir is just it was very powerful, right? You are not my god. Period.
The more you are subservient to God, the more you can believe that.
I belong to him. subhanho wa Taala I don't fear you. You are but human beings from dust to dust.
You know, I also remember
a very famous line stated by
the Libyan freedom fighter who was like he headed the resistance of the Libyans against the the Italian colonial powers the imperialists
in the last century. So they his own people will tell him, you don't want to buttheads with the European, the Italians because they have planes that we don't have. We don't have anything. We have horses, they have planes. You don't want to butt heads with them. They have planes.
And so he had a famous response. He would tell them he would say to the people that were too scared to fight for their freedom, he would say to them, do their planes fly over Allah's throne are under Allah's throne?
Powerful answer, they fly over Allah's throne or under Allah's throne. Of course, the answer is obvious, right? Under Allah's throne, he says, I'm not worried that everything's under a less throne. Everything is within his grip in his power. We are serving his cause subhanho wa Taala we're not doing anything wrong. So why should we be scared
and also in the Hereafter, you know, this issue of like feeling insecurity, this is all in this world, but also in the hereafter. Allah azza wa jal and the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, also in that hadith mentioned there will be a class of people so dignified, that they will not fear on the day that everybody fears.
Yo Mufasa in Akbar, the day of the greatest terror,
they will be in full em they will be in full security. While I have only the half a nurse, they will not grieve when the people grieve. They will not fear when the people fear. And the opposite will be the opposite. You know, there's an ayah in the Quran. Talk about like, lack of self confidence, or like this feeling of humiliation is about the people of the Hellfire. It says that some people will actually say in the Hellfire to the angels Oduro back home, you have Fana yo man Minella either, they will say to the angels Call upon your Lord
to lighten for us a day of the punishment. The scholars had look at How disgraceful they feel. They are not they feel and it's unbefitting of them to call upon Allah. So they're saying to the angels you call upon Allah. Then they said call upon Rob back home your Lord they couldn't even say Our Lord call upon our Lord for us. Or do you call your Lord Rob back home? Then they said you have fifth to lighten for us. They didn't even say to end the punishment. Just that's they have no hope in it ending to light in for us and then not even lighting it permanently lighting for us a day of the punishment.
May Allah protect us? May Allah azza wa jal protect us
and he says of the
self harm in terms of the confidence and of associating with Allah and all the security it brings in connecting with a salaam he says so those who sin are actually opting electing for themselves the all eight things that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam asked Allah to protect him from so he's saying oh Allah protect me from these eight. And they're saying with their sins, give me these eight. What are these eight? Allah Who Mania with a big ol lie seeker lasica refuge Menachem me when has an from grief
from anxiety and from grief.
Anxiety is now about the future. Grief is now about the past. Right? So these people be constantly regretting the past constantly worried about the future right? They've elected themselves for these him me what hasn't? Or overdue became an ally Jessie welcome.
So, I seek refuge with you from inability and laziness in abilities you not being able to do something, and laziness is feeling assuming that you can't even do it. Right? All Castle, where I will be coming at Jubilee will buckle and I seek refuge with you from Julian. Julian has worked cowardice to not have any courage anymore, while Bukal and stinginess and those who of course are related many times you're stingy out of fear of poverty, right.
And so you become stingy and you become a coward. Well, I will do Becca mean Lila Itanium aka Henry jell o validated Dany Makaha region two different wordings and I seek refuge with you from the burdening of debt.
You fall into lack of risk, and lack of self respect. So you start asking of people, and then you feel the humiliation of owing everybody favors or money, right, the burdening of debt will carry jail and the domination of men and feeling what that you have to sort of back in to the call of every man you have to appease everyone on every front. And that is it's torture to live a life like that.
So that was the next one lack of self confidence and a sense of security comes with sinning and a sinful lifestyle. He says the next one and I've told you before that I sort of am clumping them together absorbing some within each other's just for the sake of
brevity. He says suffering from social alienation and discord. Basically that means what
relationship disorders, your relationships are all right.
And he cites that I Aisha Radi Allahu Allah has said that when the servant this obeys Allah subhanho wa Taala His praises those who praise Him are transformed into His critics.
Of course, there are people that will always be your critics, right? Those are not the people whose prays even matters nor will ever arrive. Like the people who ate the salmon, the Muslims, you're not waiting for them to sort of like, you know, like, if they congratulate you, if they accept you, you should be worried. It's probably a trap or something right.
But the people whose praise matters, the people of value your fellow believers, your family members who are like you know, happy with you, they get transformed into people that have grudges with you hold contempt against you are, you know, dissatisfied with you don't want to be around you. And he quotes from Omari Zahid who's like a great grandson of Magna Carta, Daniela Han, who is known as the Tsar hit the ascetic. Due to how minimally involved he was with the life of this world. He was known for his piety, and his austere minimalist lifestyle. And Omar, he is the head Rahimullah, he used to say, Whoever stops promoting good and preventing evil,
out of fear of the people, compliance with him is plucked Solons, a little bit of this, need some unpacking? First of all, he's not saying someone who's doing something wrong, whoever is not encouraging others to do what's right, and preventing others from doing what's wrong. That's already wrong. Right? I'm not committing the sin, but I'm not promoting good deeds. I'm not working to stop the sin, right? That's the sin. Whoever is not promoting the good and preventing the evil. He said, What out of fear of the people.
Right doesn't mean flip the table doesn't mean strained relationships. It means you know, you could have bettered the situation. But you're just so obsessed with people being pleased with you. And sort of you don't want anyone to look at you the wrong way. And so, you're, you're over valuing the opinion of people.
And so you're doing a disservice to them morally Islamically speaking, because of your standing with them. It's a form of betrayal really, right. You don't tell them the truth. And you don't encourage them towards guidance. Because you fear your standing may be jeopardized by that. Your social standing. So whoever doesn't do this out of fear of the people, compliance with him is plugged people don't comply with him anymore. Nobody's agreeable with him anymore, or her. He says to the point that if he were to instruct his own child, or his own servant, or we can say employee right with something, they would treat him with triviality. Ignore him. No one's listening to me. Why is
no one listening to me? of the reasons could be what?
The fact that you didn't listen to Allah subhanho wa taala.
He says, and this triggers a downward spiral as a result of this sort of aloofness that happens in relationship
Some people, he doesn't want to sit with these people anymore, like everyone, you know, doesn't respect him. So I don't want to be with those I don't, that I'm not respected by.
He says down to the point that he doesn't even want to sit with his own wife anymore and doesn't want to sit with his own child anymore. And he already previous point, he already can't stand to be with himself. He already is disgusted with himself. Right? So he can't stand to be with himself. Maybe, you know, he'll get some sort of solace and being with people that people frustrate him and are frustrated by him. So he doesn't want to be with them either.
And so this is of
the, you know, being lonely in the midst of people
being depressed in the midst of riches, this is what happens. This is what it looks like. And he quotes in hustle bustle, the Rahim Allah is saying,
even if the stallions dance with them,
you know, these are the horses that they bring for like demonstrations to dance with people long time ago, right? Meaning even if they pull up in a Lamborghinis what he's trying to say, right? Even if the stallions dance under them
the humiliation of sin doesn't part their faces. They're always putting on a mask. But if you just stare for a little bit, you realize they're feeling horrible. They're not happy, they can't find happiness anywhere. The humiliation of sin does not part their faces. And and he says a why Allah refuses that hustle bustle. Allah refuses other than to humiliate those who disobey Him, they have to feel humiliated, and they have to be humiliated in front of others. And he says it nullify him comments on this and says even if people their bodies posture, like you know your act like I like you, but we all know deep down inside that we don't like each other. That sort of social discord
that happens with people who are living defined lives. And then he brings about a beautiful narration where one of the early Muslims used to say Allahumma Zenni butala RT.
O Allah honor Me through obeying you, and do not humiliate me through defying you.
Because the Quran says that right? Menu, honey level formaldehyde, mukarram. Whoever Allah humiliates, nobody can honor them. And the Quran says Men, can I realize that have a laser to Jamie and whoever wants honoring, all honoring is with Allah, it's only through him subhanho wa Taala
and the great companion of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, I would doubt that he would say to the people, a person should beware of being cursed by the hearts of the believers without realizing it. Once again, it's the believers that matter, right? A person should be aware of being cursed by the hearts of the believers without realizing it.
And they said how?
And he said, When the servant violates Allah's bounds in private, secret sins, private sins,
Allah casts hatred of him in the hearts of the believers from where he does not expect it. Out of nowhere, like problems, just start. You know, this is an important like litmus for us. If you're struggling in most of your relationships, something's probably wrong. The world can't be crazy. If you're constantly in cycles of conflict, something's wrong.
You know, most of us that hamdulillah are not surrounded by hostile, hateful enemies of Islam. We're not right.
You're not in a prison cell with a whole bunch of Al Hamdulillah. Like, you know, tortures around you. It's a different measuring stick. You're surrounded by your your, your family and hamdulillah we're very blessed. Allah has spared us surrounded by your children, you're surrounded with like peaceful, non hostile, non Muslims, co workers, colleagues, otherwise,
you should not be having a problem with everybody. That is a dangerous sign. And you should be brave enough to say, what is wrong here? Why is it like this?
And then he mentioned a Hadith from the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, an authentic hadith narrated by Ahmed
he said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that men who is robbing the Israelites as a society as a community first began falling apart through the absence of those who don't promote good don't prevent evil, meaning everybody just became complicit. Nobody was checking anybody anymore, right? He says so a person would do something haram and so he
his brethren, community members would say fear Allah, this is not lawful for the faint of heart that I handle that is not lawful Allah does not permit this. And then the next day, the next day, they will just stop saying it. Like I just, it gets normalized, right? It gets mainstreamed within the community. He says and so overnight Laura Allah Who Kulu Baba Agha him be bout as a result of this, without them realizing it overnight, Allah turned their hearts against each other, they started having these problems divisions and discord intentions and it fragmented their community and they fell apart and they became of course upon that and easy morsel for shaitan
and we are not of course told by you know, the Quran so many examples of bento straw eat and how they were just so we can point fingers, right? Like, was it who are they for? Are they for I believe are the hola one one of the Sahaba used to tell the tampereen when the tambourine would criticize high horse Ben was slightly look at Venosa you know, the villa when we started doing this and so stubborn and there's so this and this or that.
He used to say to them near IML. What will a combiner saw in in Cana cool Halloween lecom were Kulu Marinela. Home is a man, you guys have the best brothers in bento Israel, if they get to shoulder every sour quality, and you get to claim every sweet quality, meaning you guys think that's what Ben was about is like an even split, all the bad qualities are theirs and all the good qualities are yours. You think that that's acceptable, that's not the case, Allah is showing us because every single mistake they made, some of us will make. And so you need to be introspective here need to be honest, and bravely look at yourself in this regard. Then he moves on to the next one. So he said
lack of self confidence, feelings of inferiority, anxiety, insecurity, and then sort of social potential tensions, then he says and of the harms of sins is that sins weakened both the hearts and the body. And these are not a different thing. Like these are two sides of the same coin. He says the body gets its strength from the heart. Right?
That can be explained in many ways. But like even think about
you know, we hear about moms who do like amazing things, right? Because their baby is in trouble. Right? Lift something they ordinarily couldn't lift or right. Or you hear about someone who's extremely strong, who can like bench and squat, you know, hundreds of pounds, then you receive some bad news and he falls to his knees like What do you mean? You just lifted 400 pounds and you only weigh like 190. So like, why couldn't you carry your own bodyweight because the heart broke, right? That's a part of it. Another part of it is just the diseases that Allah causes the body to contract. When the hearts gets corrupted. Didn't he say sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that Xena fornication will
not become prevalent in people except that they will arise among them.
illnesses and pandemics essentially, that did not exist in their ancestors, right.
And other forms as well, it will pay him actually makes a nice historical reference here. And he says, Look at Rome and Persia during the time of the early Muslims, right? Look at Rome and Persia, how their strong physiques, how their strong physiques betrayed them, when facing the hearts in the bodies of the early believers, like they were better built. General, right? They were well fed, if you will. But when they face the believers on the battleground, the believers were able to withstand them. So there is also a bedrock element here like you think about the Prophet SAW Salem, the most obedient man in the history of humanity. Think about it, he became a prophet at 40 on a Salatu was
Salam. The battles didn't start till he was 655 5455 SallAllahu wasallam, right. 13 years in Mecca. That's 53. And then two years for the first battle, which is better, that's 5555 years old, year in year out multiple battles, right. And he's married to nine women, demotic allah sallallahu, ALA, where do you get all this strength? Where do you get all this ability? It is the baraka. It is the baraka of obeying Allah azza wa jal.
Even the self mentioned that they were walking once with an elderly pious man, and when they got to a stream, they leaned over to carry him over the stream, and he caught them by surprise. He sort of like took a quick step and hopped over the stream that they could hop over as youngsters
So they looked surprised. And so he turned to them. And he said to them, we took care of our bodies, keeping it away from disobeying Allah when we were young. And so Allah kept our body strong for us when we were old.
And he says, Since we can the body in a different way as well, meaning that it weakens your,
your willpower, he means right to physically do good deeds. The body doesn't have the ability. I don't see any person performing there 12 or 11 o'clock at night, right after I'm late when they're committing sins, he says and then sins, they don't just take up the place of a good deed, meaning I had five minutes of my life, I could have obeyed Allah in those five minutes. The potential was really good. I disobeyed Allah. So I didn't just not move forward, I moved back. He's saying no, but then you when you commit the sin, it weakens your heart. And so you start performing more and more sins and less and less good deeds. And so your outward physical performance of devotion to Allah
azza wa jal begins to
He says it's almost like someone who couldn't resist a tempting bite, junk food basically, or something unhealthier than that, that sickened him to the point where he couldn't eat what he liked for weeks, right? If you would have just resisted that one sin or bright, unhealthy food, you wouldn't have been bedridden, you wouldn't have been kept from enjoying what you like to eat normal food for the weeks that you were having to stay off of it.
He says and when people lose the strength to perform their good deeds, if you stop praying, right, if you stop, fast thing, if you stop performing these great good deeds, this is of the greatest of punishments, and the closest of an among the closest to a point of no return.
No matter what you do, never stop performing your prayers. Never underestimate skipping Ramadan. It's very sad to hear about these things, right.
And, you know,
one of the best advices you can give to a person when they commit evil deeds, is to separate their evil deeds from their good deeds, meaning what? You're committing this sin. How do I stop this sin? First things first, don't quit praying, don't quit. Like I, you know, I went to this website, or I drank this or just what's the point I'm a bad person, and you giving up the good that you do, especially the obligatory acts is far worse than you committing what you weren't supposed to do. Those acts of disobedience, that shaitan is real win. That's his real win.
And then he moves on to the last one, rather lengthy, but we're all here for a show anyway. But he went to now from sins week in the heart and body to sins numb and blind, the heart and mind. They numb and they blind, both your heart and your mind.
And it actually happens, he says in this order, that when you physically stop performing good deeds, when you physically stop restraining yourself from evil deeds, that is the weakness of the heart, right?
After that, the blindness of the heart happens. You know, another way to explain this is you lose your heart first, the strength of your heart first, right? And then you lose your ability to see straight right from wrong. Because the heart is more unstable than the mind. So it's what falls first. The heart is known as it's called, called from the call loop. It's constantly flipping so on so sensitive, so unstable, so you could lose your heart first. But then when you lose your heart, you start doing the wrong, like weakness, then you start after a while, believing the The Wrong is Right. It gets numb, it gets confused, it gets blind, and that is the greatest of this list. We're
not done. But this he says, is the point of no return. You can't walk that back. Allah may give you from his father just out of His grace, another opportunity like the same way he brings the dead out of life. The living out of the dead in the springtime, the Earth is dead, you bring it back to life. He may bring it back to life, but you will lose all control at this point. Because if you don't believe what you're doing is wrong anymore. Why would you ever stop right? You can't on your own now. reconvince yourself that
It's wrong. You said it's gone. That is the worst one he says.
That is that is destruction. inevitable destruction unless Allah sends you. lifejacket throws in you know something in the water, you're drowning. It's it you're done.
And he mentioned he begins with two narrations and selectable clarity from the sahaba. One of them is NSR the Allah one saying to the tambourine, so the Sahaba are saying to just one generation later, you guys are committing deeds that are thinner in your eyes than a hair. You see it as like, hardly noticeable. couldn't narrow do her idea Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam menial mobile cards that we use to count those same deeds during the lifetime of the Messenger of Allah salAllahu Alaihe Salam among the destructive deeds.
And the other companion it was going to miss Ruth Radi Allahu Allah. And also until al Bukhari, he used to say that is the difference between a believer and a monofin, a hypocrite. He said, a believer, sees his sins, sees he still sees no blind, right sees his sins, like as if he's at the foot of a mountain that's about to collapse on him. Whereas the monastic the hypocrite the heart, the one whose heart is upside down, sees his sins like a fly that lands on his nose, for Karla via hardcover, so he just does one I guess with it. He's just he issues it away. He thinks I'm smart, no big deal. Right in passing, that's how he treats his sins.
So he says that is the greatest danger of sins, bar none, is that they believe that the glorification of Allah from the heart, whereas you're no longer bothered, no longer repulsed, disgusted, no longer even recognizing that this is wrong anymore.
And he cites belatedly sad one of the early Muslims from Laos era, the bearded Mossad said or used to say, do not look at how small the sin is, because you could be measuring wrong your your site could be bad, right? Do not try to assess how small the sin is.
Instead, look at how great the one whom you've sinned against this makes sense.
And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said that if you do this, if you belittle the sin, that's really what destroys the person.
He says he used to say, Eileen salatu salam, er Kumon will have karate is the new for in Hoonah htma And Al Murray, I will add the Hatha Yoga lick now,
do not underestimate sins because they pile up on a person until they absolutely destroy him. And that was another subcategory that I sort of absorbed here that sins trigger other sins. How by underestimating them, how by no longer seeing them as a big deal. You repeat, you repeat Europeans.
And the cousin of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam ala abbess. One time they asked him about the major sins are the major sins seven, they asked him not best are the major sin seven. Because you know, in Christianity, there are the seven cardinal sins. And also in the Hadith, the Prophet SAW and did mention seven destructive sins. So they asked him, Are they really seven? Like, is that like, the worst of the worst are seven. You know what he said to them? He said, Hoonah Illa, Sabina craobh. They're actually more like 70 Lyra Anna, who? Less of Virata ma Israr. Well, I can be irata Master far, except that there is no such thing as a minor sin if you're constantly doing it. And
there's no such thing as a major sin, if you repent from it.
If you're constantly doing it, it's not the minor why not just that it piles on, but it because it means you don't glorify God. That's the major sin, the lack of glorification. And there's no major sin, meaning no matter how bad of something you do, so long as you repent, you're covered. You will absolutely be forgiven.
But coming back to this point, will you repent will you want to repent? If you stop seeing it as wrong? If you stop seeing is a big deal? That is what he's trying to scare him with? Do you guarantee that we will continue you will retain your remorse retain your regrets
and he cites if not best is also saying and try to hurry up here as we close out.
If not best one time and a lengthy
passage he says oh sinner, do not feel secure about the office.
consequences. Be sure that what follows the sin is greater than the sin you commit me it's easier to repent now than to repent later. You may not your life might end the life of your heart might end, you get blinded, right?
He says in your lack of shame in front of the angels on your right and your left to all committing that sin is greater than the sin you committed. And you're laughing despite not knowing what Allah will do with you is greater than the sin you committed. And your joy with the sin when you are able to perform it is greater than the sin you committed. And your sadness about missing out on the sin is greater than the sin had you committed it and your fear of the wind blowing your curtains door, your doors curtain while you are committing that sin. You worried that someone was walking in your fear of the wind blowing your doors curtain while you are committing that sin and your heart not
shuddering from Allah's gaze at you is greater than that sin.
You know that the Prophet SAW salem said that shame and faith are a twin pair, when the shame goes, the faith has gone with it. And he said, if you have no shame, then do as you wish.
And this really was, you know, nothing scared the Sahaba more than being at a point of no return. Why?
Because by definition, a point of no return means you can't even know that you're in that state.
Right? If Allah flips a person's heart, if Allah locks a person out of guidance, part of being locked out, is to assume that you're inside, you're good.
Is there anything else word of the year of worry? That's why the Sahaba used to weep cry for long periods. Why? Because of the ayat in the Quran that say, when a liberal fgdata Whom will ever Surah, whom, and we overturn their hearts and their sights, their intellect, and their vision, for not believing in it the first time around, not believing in it, not accepting it fast enough.
And so you have to constantly you have to constantly be polishing that heart. So you never get to that point of no return. Constantly be invested in it. It will claim you know, in another book, and I'll close with this, you know, he says, you know, it's not automatic, like you sin, you're gonna get this whole list. We're talking about over three, four lectures, right? These are of the things you risk, because these sins have punishments. These punishments are like alarm systems. He's saying but this punishment is not an alarm system. This punishment is the end of the road. It's the lockout, you know, you're locked your lock.
So he says, How do you prevent being locked out? He says that the heart, pay attention. This is beautiful.
I am done. I promise I'll give you a full half hour to rest before we pray in sha Allah. He says the heart
rusts the same way that metals rust, it rusts from two things. He says them well off law from committing a sin. Every time you look at something right? Every time you do, Russ, Russ Russ corrosion from sins, but He says also hola Fleur meaning heedlessness meaning lengthy periods without remembering Allah right? Just being wandering aimlessly, not not even doing haram. Just not worshiping not connecting, not remembering Allah for long periods. Also, it will be slower than sin, but it still does it. It still corrodes the heart. So sins and heedlessness, he says now let's talk about the other side. He says and polishing the heart is with two things. seeking forgiveness is the
FAR and Vicki and being mindful remembering of Allah they still far does away with the sins and the victory does away with the tough love the heedlessness you get it their counterparts. Okay. He says, but this is a perpetual battleground, like you just a little bit and you polish a little bit then you you get rusty again you polish again is you have to stay on top of your game with your stepfather who single forgiveness with your vicar as much as they can as you can do. And of course, there's a wide subject we can talk about that later. Right? They can remembering Allah with your actions. Number one, he said it's a lot of time. So it's a lot of time. He said don't wear this. You
don't wear this right? remembering Allah in practice is the most important form of victory. Then there's reading for and then there's repeating the words of remembrance, so they can it's the fog and you're constantly working against the rust with these two. He says, and this rust comes in many degrees. Whoever is heedless. Most of their time most of their days. He finds the rust compounding he's not catching up in time. Compounding calm
pounding, compounding spreading until matters are no longer reflected accurately within their hearts. Because if you don't, you know you polish a metal becomes like a mirror. So you see things the light of Allah is reflected correctly inside you. Yes, if you let it rusty, let it corrode, you let it rust, you let it corrode. The light doesn't reflect anymore. So you don't see truth is truth anymore. You don't see falsehood as falsehood anymore. And then this could cause your heart to darken, then blacking then get in case meaning get sealed. That's how it happens.
And the Prophet saw someone said this to us that you know, black, dark, black, dark, black, dark, black, dark, if you pull out and you seek forgiveness polish, if you don't, it increases till it captures the heart, it locks in the heart. And then he recited the verse in the Quran Kelebihan Allah coleauxv him Canary xe Boone
rather the their hearts have been sealed due to what they used to do. They can't just say I don't believe the reason you don't believe is because you are defying so no longer able to believe it's your fault. You don't believe that's the idea. And then he ends by saying, in fact, this mission is so serious
that you're you cannot even put your guard down to be around people that don't take care of their heart this way.
You can't. He said that's why Allah azza wa jal said to the Prophet SAW Salem well I totally don't follow along don't play around with Don't be with in the company of men have fell now called Bella who and the Karina, those who turned his heart away from remembering us those who are heedless, what Deborah Hawa and he lives for his desires. So when you want to choose your company, who you surround yourself with zero tolerance, minimal interaction with those who follow desires and not revelation, those who are heedless and not mindful, because second hand corrosion can happen easily. Don't even be around people like that, let alone be yourself a person like that. So with that we stop in sha
Allah Allah will move on next week to how sins shorten your lifespan that's the next of the ills the poisons the venoms that they ruined sins ruin our life, with
May Allah azza wa jal make us of those who always make Toba always repent, make us of those who none of these apply to because of our the sincerity of our repentance. And may we be people that every time we repent, we come out of it stronger than we were even before the repentance before the sin from which we repented. Allahumma Alameen wa sallahu wa salam Baraka Vienna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge mine any questions