Hold Yourself Accountable & Seek Allah’s Forgiveness
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, there was no time no minute in his life, there was not spent in goodness. And he's our role model. We are supposed to do that. We're supposed to follow that. He sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said about himself. He says this stuff you're looking for in Neela stuff. You're alive in your academy subpoena mandala.
He says seek forgiveness from Allah seek Allah's pardon.
I seek forgiveness. I ask Allah for forgiveness more than 70 times a day. And that's the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to spend his night as much as possible of it, praying, standing up in prayer. shallowly Allahu Anhu was asked kefir Can I go masuleh He SallAllahu Sallam call it Connor your call if he had Matteoli he, how was the prophets of salaam during the day.
He was in the service of his family. As the prophets are seldom, there is no avenue of good except that he invested in it. He was always responsive to every situation being true to Allah in every second of his life. And we are supposed to be like that. Despite all of this, he held himself accountable. He held himself accountable, we are supposed to hold ourselves accountable, we are the ones who need it the most. Because we are the ones who keep slipping. And that's normal because we humans can look no other Maha Wahaca INETA were born, all of the sons of Adam, all of us fall in error, all of us are going to slip, all of us have moments of weakness, that's normal. And that's
why we are supposed to keep ourselves in check and pick ourselves up and fix our mistakes. Make amends all the time, keep doing that's the process of this life. That's the process of devotion, there is no perfection there. And if you're expecting perfection, you're not coming from the right place. You're a human being you, you it's inevitable that you will follow the mistakes. And Allah likes that you that Allah likes that we can, because He created you upon that not because he wants you to be weak, but he knows when you are weak, and when you fall, you have a golden opportunity of fixing things or making amends and making it back to Allah making a bigger leap
than you would have had there been no sin at all, or no mistake at all.
And that's how humans that's that's that's the hallmark of humans. And that's why the prophets, Allah Islam says, we're living in fcbd lolium to enable Allah who become a common youth Kneebone for yourself, you're on fire for Allah Allah. By Allah, He says, If you don't fall in sin, if you become so perfect, like the angels, Allah would remove you. And he would bring the people who would fall in error, who would sin so that they could seek his forgiveness, they could repent to Him, and then he would forgive them Allah wants to forgive. And that doesn't mean we seek sins because this weakness is gonna catch us on the blind on the blind side, it will catch us off guard because of our nature,
so we don't seek it. But we handle it without, you know, butchering or self esteem. I'm a bad person. I did this I did that I can't keep my promise with Allah. No, that's your that's what it means to be a human being. But the most important thing is to keep yourself in check.
Inspect the different areas of your life, public, private, every aspect of your religion. Are you in a state of submission to Allah? Or are you someone who's trying to mess around?
Are you being picky and choosey Are you? Are you submitting to yourself? Or are you submitting to Allah you have to submit to one of them? Are they your desires or your Lord?
Make sure you are submitting to Allah especially in the areas where you have a liking towards something where you have an interest in something because when we have an interest when we have a desire, it messes with our brain messes with our thinking we start finding means round, we start finding tricks, we start looking for concessions, playing games. So that's where you need to be the most strict. Why not because we have to be strict. Because we want to keep ourselves in check and make sure we don't get pulled out of the way that needs us to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to keep us upon the straight path and to open our eyes to our mistakes and to
help us fix them.