The Effects of Sin
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First Lecture at the Straight Path Convention in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam O Allah Shafi lambier, he will mousseline Nabina Wahhabi VENA Machina Muhammad ibn Abdullah Ali, he was happy Germaine.
We praise Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, we thank him upon all conditions, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, his entire household, all his companions, without exception, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to bless them all, and to bless every single one of us and to grant us every form of goodness, may Allah subhanho wa Taala accept this event from us and May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a meaningful change that will be positive.
And that will result in our entry into gender. I mean,
my brothers and sisters, it is an honor to be the opening speaker at this beautiful straight path convention here in Malaysia, in Kuala Lumpur. At the same time, I'd like to take you back to the previous conventions of the straight path where we discussed various matters, we discussed paradise. And I recall very clearly, that every single one of us was given such a vivid description that we all felt, and we still feel that we would like to be part of those who earn paradise through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now you and I know that on this path of goodness, they will be obstacles. And this is why
the choice was made to speak on the obstacles because we don't want to be on the path and suddenly find ourselves not getting to the destination. And this is why when we speak about the obstacles, it's important for us to know that as human beings, every one of us will come across these obstacles. So what I'm about to say today, and the speech that I'm about to deliver is entitled, The effect of sins, the evil effect that citizens have,
what I'm about to say is relevant to every one of us. And we do know that there are two types of sins, the major sins, the minor sense, from among the major sins, there are some known as abahlali cabaret, which means the biggest of the big sins, the most major of the major sins, and then there are those that are not the most major but they are sins and at the same time, they are my innocence if we continue committing my innocence, we would be getting the sin of a major sin because to continue committing a major sin is in fact, sorry to continue committing a minus and is in fact a major sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Forgive us, and May He grant a steadfastness and strength.
The recitation of the Quran that we heard a few moments ago at the beginning of the session was quite clear in that shape on shape ons promise is made manifest in the Quran. Allah speaks about it in order to warn us what is it that he wants from us? What is it that shaper wants from us, He wants us to lose track of the destination. He wants us to think that this world is everything there is there is nothing more than this world. And this is the problem that we all face. When we become too cozy and comfortable. On a bed. We don't feel like getting up I mean this morning, you know, seeing that solitude
or sunrise is just post seven o'clock. Some people were here at seven while others were busy sleeping Mashallah. Mashallah, it's difficult. But if you know you want to make it to a specific place at a specific time, you will make an effort because your destination is set out your goal is set out. Similarly when it comes to gender, if it's the point of focus all the time throughout your lives. No matter how comfortable this world may seem for you, you would know that it's only temporary. So let's dive straight into this topic, the effects of sins what happens when I commit sin?
What happens when I commit sin Now, before I even go ahead, let me tell you one more thing and that is, we will hear a lot of these effects. And in our lives, we might even think that okay, I am facing this problem. I am facing that problem. It could be because of the sins you are committing as a Mormon as a believer. The first thing I need to do when something bad happens to me is ask myself, am I committing sin? Did you know that? The first thing I need to do when calamity strikes is asked myself Is there a problem with my link with Allah subhanho wa Taala
Allah, is there something I could do regarding my link with Allah? Perhaps Allah is upset with me That is a question the first question that a believer will ask himself, but when it happens to others, the first thing that we are taught to tell them is Don't worry. This is a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. in their hearts, they may think that yes, perhaps Allah is upset with me. But for us when we are talking to one another, we should try and remind each other at the point of calamity that this is only but a test from Allah be strong turn to Allah make a lot of instead of out what is still valid, seeking forgiveness of Allah. Did you know that that is a key to paradise, seeking
forgiveness to Allah will make easy will facilitate your entry into paradise. Remember that no matter what level you think you may be upon, always seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because when you seek a lot of forgiveness, it increases your chances of earning paradise, through the mercy of Allah without him looking at your deeds. And what is the difference? The difference is
when you are about to entertain them Allah grants agenda through His mercy.
A person might think, okay, I've done a lot of good deeds, I've given charity, I've read my Salah, I've done everything I could and now I'm going to go to Paradise. And he doesn't realize that the weight of the deeds in the eyes of Allah is different from what we think let me give you an example. One day, there was a statement uttered by someone at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, just a little statement to say someone is short, okay.
And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, voila, he had this statement been dropped into the ocean in the form of ink, it would have changed the color of the entire ocean. Wow. Did you hear that?
So we think it's life. And yet it's serious. Take a look at a verse of the Quran in surah. To know, you know, today, we go around accusing people saying, oh, the two are having an affair. Perhaps these people committed adultery and so on, which speak in this way sometimes, or did you hear the latest? You know, that's what people say? Did you hear the latest? what's the latest? Everyone wants to know what the latest is? Oh, you know, the gossip and we start one after the other gossiping, you know what the Quran says. And I'm just going to read a portion of this verse about you know, taxa buena
de la Yami. You think it's something light, but yet in the eyes of Allah, it is something major. It is something big. So my brothers and sisters, let's be very careful. One of the first effects of sin is fear. You start fearing you are worried. A person who's committed murder is worried worried that one day I'm going to be cold, someone might have seen me they might expose me on the internet, this might happen. Obviously murder is a major sin and we're going to be speaking about it through this convention. But at the same time, even other sins, you become fearful. Why do you become fearful? Because you did not fear Allah so Allah instills within you the fear of the creatures of Allah. Did
you hear that? When you do not fear Allah, He makes you fear the rest of the people, Allahu Akbar. But if you are fearing Allah, the whole world, you will not be worried about it because you are calm, you are relaxed, there's nothing to worry about. Why? Because I was fearful of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He creates the love in the hearts of the people for you, because you were fearful of him. So the first point is, people become scared, fearful of what the rest of humanity, sometimes even fearful what's going to happen to me now. You know, when a person commits a sin, they've committed adultery, they've committed for example, so many other sins, they become scared, what's going to
happen to me, I'm waiting for a punishment they know. But my brothers and sisters Don't lose hope. You know, I'm a person and I'm sure you know that. I like to give you that branch, the olive branch, and I'd like to show you and tell you that the mercy of Allah is greater than that. So yes, we will be speaking of these effects, but don't let that sadden you because there is a door that is constantly open until the point of law which means until the point where you're about to die, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless you with forgiveness if you seek forgiveness. So seek forgiveness and stop thinking what's going to happen to me now inshallah Nothing will happen. If Allah did not
expose you while you were sitting. Do you think he's going to expose you while you are seeking forgiveness or after you have sought forgiveness and if he does to a certain extent, it can only be for your good My beloved brothers and sisters.
Similarly, there is fear of a different nature, a person who Gamble's and the person who has engaged in that type of a sin sometimes they can
lose their property. They now become fearful what's going to happen? You know, I've just lost all my money. Well, Who told you to gamble? May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us all from sin. Similarly, point number two, the narrowing of the heart when a person sins and a person is in constant worry, one is fear. And the other is worry, the heart is narrow. Why is it narrow? Because you don't feel good. There is something you know, point number three is actually sadness. You feel sad. So you are worried, and you you are sad, you have the world, you might be a wealthy person, but you are so sad, nothing makes you happy. Perhaps you are sinning. Maybe there is something you are
doing against the instruction of Allah. That's why you are sad. A true believer does not become so sad and despondent. May Allah protect us?
Yes, Allah tests us sometimes with tests. Now one might ask, I had a major issue that happened in my life, say for example, someone's life was taken away, who was dear to me? Is that a punishment? Is it the effect of my sin? Or is it a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. I need to tell you something, something very interesting. The simple litmus test is ask yourself, what's my relation with Allah. If you are happy with the decree of Allah, then it is a test, a test in order to make you a better person, a test in order to draw you closer to Allah, a test in order to give you an opportunity to earn reward. Why? Because I know I'm trying my best to please Allah. This cannot be the punishment
of Allah, you will be convinced when you are trying your best to please Allah, that what is happening to you in terms of negativity is definitely not the punishment of Allah. It cannot be why should Allah punish me when I'm trying to please Him when I'm seeking forgiveness? warmer? Can Allah
Allah will not punish them for as long as they are engaging in repentance? If you are seeking the forgiveness of Allah? Remember, what comes in your direction is not a punishment. It's just a test. And the test can be looking outwardly exactly the same as a punishment. Did you hear that?
outwardly, you might have lost things you might have lost your house, you might have lost property, there could be robbers that came in, and perhaps shot at you and perhaps harmed you. Your health might have deteriorated, you might have been diagnosed with a disease. It looks outwardly just the same. You don't know is this calamity or is this test, but the condition of your heart will determine for you which one it is. Similarly, point number four, you feel very lonely love. A person who commit sin and does not repent from the sin. They have a loneliness in their heart, as much as they may be living in the midst of people. They feel alone, alone, meaning there's no one, no one
understands me. No one knows me. No one really cares for me. No one bothers Well, when you couldn't care for what Allah has instructed, then definitely Allah will create people who don't bother about you. They're not care. They couldn't give a damn so to speak. May Allah forgive us. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant the strength. This is why my brothers and sisters, each not with sin. These are the effects of sin, you get lonely. And I'm lonely because I don't have a link with Allah. You want to take that loneliness away, develop your link with Allah get up late at night when everyone's first asleep, or very early in the morning when everyone is still asleep. And start praising Allah
and stop thanking Him and start communicating with him start talking to him, you will find your heart blossom, you will find the comfort. Even if you're living on your own Subhan Allah, there are people who live on their own, yet they don't feel lonely and there are others who live in the midst of their entire family, but they are all alone Allah, May Allah forgive us.
Similarly, things become difficult for you.
As a result of the sins committed, things become difficult. Nothing seems to be working in my life. I went to look for a job. I didn't get it. I came out to walk. I couldn't catch for example, a lift or I couldn't you know, something went wrong. I walked in this direction I became sick and Ill I went to that hospital. I spent all my money but I'm still quite sick and ill. I went to this place here. I lost more. I came back home I found myself going through a divorce. I went I walked in the other direction my children don't want to talk to me. Everything is going wrong. That could just be the effect of the sins you are engaging in, develop a link with the owner of solution and you will
find solutions to your problems the difficulty with us. We think we too clever sometimes we think we are
To clever sometimes what happens, we think, okay, I've got these problems. Let me resolve them the way the global the way the secular world has taught me how to resolve them removing a lot from the equation, you're never going to have a true solution. You might have a temporary measure put in place, but it is not a true solution of your problems. The solution to your problems lies with the owner of solution Who is he? Allah subhanho wa Taala remember this. So this is why my brothers and sisters, if everything becomes difficult, you feel like you are blocked and locked in to a condition and situation that you simply cannot come out of listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Why am
the one who is fearful of Allah, the One who is conscious of Allah, Allah guides them in opening and Allah sustains them from a direction that they did not imagine.
Meaning Allah will look after them. When when you are fearful of Allah, when you are conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. I know of a person who went to Makkah to Makkah Rama and made a dua at the Kaaba and cry to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that was not
given immediately, but it was given some time later, a few months later, they saw this thing happening. And it was a direct result of that.
So they thought Allah did not respond by up to so many months later, yet, Allah heard the drama and replied, but Allah said, perhaps, that I have heard your, I'm responding to this drought, it is accepted already. But when the time is right, you will see the effect of it. So when the time was exactly right, that thing happened. So Pamela, this is the verse where Allah says, Whoever fears Allah, Allah will grant him a way out from their problems. Sometimes we're stuck. I'm sure it happens to all of us situation where you think how am I going to get out of this? Can I tell you lots of ecfr turn to Allah, read your book? Read your Salah your obligations unto Allah seek Allah's
forgiveness, like I said, just now continue to seek Allah's forgiveness. Don't ever tell yourself,
why should I ask Allah for forgiveness when I haven't committed sin?
those statements are not uttered by a believer, the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him used to seek forgiveness, even though he was spotless, sinless, he used to say Oh ALLAH forgive me. Or Allah forgive me, or Allah grant me, goodness, Oh Allah, yet he had all the goodness, he still used to ask why to teach us that if you want goodness, seek the forgiveness of Allah. If you want your doors to open miraculously seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
One of the effects of sin is also that you become a person who doesn't want to engage in the other deeds that will please allow the other obligations upon a believer for example, a man who drinks alcohol or a person who is taking drugs, or for example, a person who is used to gambling
when it comes to time for Salah they will feel lazy, automatically you've become lazy, why am I so lazy? Because I'm not really connected to Allah the way I'm supposed to be. I'm doing other sins that are having an effect on my entire soul and my body. So I don't feel energetic when it comes to pleasing Allah, my energy is used to displease Allah, the same energy does not want to be used to please Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So this is why when we are lazy to engage in that which Allah has instructed,
look in yourself. seek forgiveness of Allah, engage in lots of STL files and please don't pay lip service to STL file. I've spoken about this so many times in the past, don't just say a Stanford
Law without thinking of what it means and without thinking what you are saying. When you say it once with proper concentration, it's actually enough.
The difficulty with us we don't say with concentration even when we acted it 100 times we just say stuff lost the floors, the floors the floor and we walk out you know that may or may not do that to us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us making effort my brothers and sisters to seek the forgiveness of Allah say is still far it will open all your doors, trust me, say is still far ask Allah to forgive you. He will grant you sustenance
To start with
so like I was saying we become lazy to engage in what Allah has instructed us to you know, sometimes you have a wealthy person and hedges compulsory on him, but because of sins he is committing, he doesn't feel like going, he tells you or there's a stampede day and there is this no matter what you say, it is just an excuse, which is hard, if it is followed, it is followed. inshallah you will come back like everyone else, and if you don't, can there be a better place to pass away than the holy lands? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease yesterday, someone sent me a message telling me that my relative passed away in Madina munawwara I said in Alameda, we're in La La Jolla, Mashallah
Baraka LA. And they're like, What do you mean? I said, One is we are condoning saying Do not be sorry, we are expressing condolences to say you know what this is from Allah subhanho wa Taala, we're going to return to it. But secondly, I am saying Mashallah, there couldn't have been a better place to die,
and the holy lands. So getting back to what I was saying, my brothers and sisters, when we are lazy to do something that Allah has instructed, we need to engage in fun, go back, check your link with a law, check the record and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala goodness. Another effect of sin is that
we become shameless. When a person commits the first sin, He might be a child.
And after a while, other people commit sins, and then this person openly commit sins. This is why the Hadith says people will continue to remain in goodness remaining goodness, meaning there is hope for them for as long as they do not openly commit sin. So if someone closes the door, they privately commit sin, it means they don't want to expose it, they are shy, they are ashamed. And they don't want to expose themselves.
The Hadith says there is a greater chance of such such a person achieving the forgiveness of Allah, then there is for a person who openly commits if you don't even bat an eyelid, people are committing adultery on the street, and nobody even bats an eyelid. That is dangerous. So the going away of modesty either.
if you don't, if you are not ashamed, or if you don't have any modesty, you're not shy in any way, then you're going to do whatever you want, isn't it?
whether it's right or wrong, doesn't bother you, my brothers and sisters, I tell you why this is such a dangerous crime. And it's such a dangerous effect of the crime that is committed in this way. Because we are encouraging others to do the same.
You know, if you encourage people to sin, just like you are sinning, sometimes you might say I didn't encourage them. The very fact that you committed the sin in public has already encouraged them. That's what it is. Why do you want your name to go down in the books
that you were a person who taught people how to sell? Why doesn't Why don't you think for a moment that I'm going to die, rather leave a legacy whereby My name goes down, and I am going to be I am a person who actually taught people how to do good.
And the skills I had, we are all sinful. By the way, we all commit sins on different levels.
None of us can say we are perfect, but we are talking of the effects so that by listening to them, we feel like turning back. That's the idea.
When I listen to the effect of sins, and I start thinking to myself, you know what, perhaps this perhaps then what will I do, I will start searching in my soul for where I've gone wrong. And I will start correcting myself and I will change my life. That's the idea. This is why all this is spoken about either in the park or in the sooner of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
So it's actually a gift of Allah that we are being taught this, may Allah make things easy for us, let's not commit sin in public. Let's not be people who are shameless. And if we find ourselves being shameless, and we realize it, perhaps it would be a bonus in the sense that we would be able to leave that cricket and go back to modesty. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen us
then there is a very sad effect of sin and that is one thing leads to another, the effect of one would lead to another. So it is not easy.
to just say you know what, I will just do this once and then it's over. You do it once you know what you're going to scratch your head and say I want you to gain and then you're going to scratch your head and say I want to go back and then you're going to scratch your head and say okay, that's not satisfying me anymore. I now need to go into something else. That's how shavonne works. He knows you by
telling you the first time Don't worry, it's just once you just gonna commit a sin one time. That's it. No, I'm not gonna do this again. And and then you commit it and you tell yourself not again and sometimes later shavon comes to and says, wasn't it nice? Didn't you enjoy yourself? for two minutes? Five minutes, 10 minutes. I mean, you went to drink alcohol one evening, one night, perhaps you had in the club, and whatever happened happened there, and so on. And then you made your Toba. And then Sharon comes and says, Hey, wouldn't you like to go again? Come go again. You know? And then you think to yourself, Okay, one more time, one more time, you notice the first it was one
time. Now what is it one more time? Did you notice that? One time and then one more time. And then one more time is unlimited, which means you can keep on saying that until you die, it will still be one more time.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala, forgive us, may Allah strengthen us know the trap of the devil, understand the trap of shape, and that's how he wants to entrap you. So whatever has happened in the past, we put an end to it. It's over. I don't want to do it not once more, and not twice more nothing.
So, like I was saying one thing leads to another.
And sometimes it becomes so big, and I can let you in on something else. The first time a person commits a sin, yes, he will ask Allah forgiveness, he will feel very bad he will feel you know what this is terrible. You feel the effect. It has a powerful punch
on your heart, powerful punch your soul or let's say your spirituality, that punch was felt such that you didn't sleep, you cry to Allah, when you commit a sin again, it becomes cheap, cheap, meaning you know what? No, it's okay, I committed once the second time was slightly easier. If you don't block yourself powerfully from committing it the second, the third, the fourth, by the time you get to four or five times, it becomes a habit such that now you've removed a lot from the equation totally normal, I can commit a sin without batting an eyelid. I don't even remember that Allah exists while I'm doing all this. I forgotten about it.
This is why the Hadith speaks of the importance of fulfilling Salah upon its time, you always will do when you will do which means you are clean. You will not want to say you know I am going to commit to sin but then I'm going to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the evil effects of sin is you don't get any joy from the acts of worship you're engaging in so you will read some Allahu Akbar on Judah just because everyone else is doing it. And they need to see you there because you're a Muslim. That's it. So I said Allah Akbar, and I'm standing and I'm thinking, hey, the sound is too loud. The light is not so good. You know, okay, this guy is taking a little bit too
long with the recitation. That guy is playing with a mobile phone, and so on. What am I doing and then love? Oh, sorry, I need to go down. What's that Santa? Why? Why can I not concentrate at all? Perhaps you are engaging in sin? So you lost concentration completely? Perhaps there is some perhaps why am I using the word perhaps? Because it's not always the case.
That you need to ask yourself, What am I doing? So you lose concentration. And you don't enjoy these acts of worship anymore. You give out to charity simply because Okay, I could give you that but there is no respect of that poor person. You know, when you give a charity, you respect the person you are giving it to respect. You pray for them as well. Not just to say well, okay, I've got this down with over with it. That's it. No, there's more to it than just that.
The heart becomes hardened. When a person continues to engage in sin, that's another effect. The heart becomes hardened in the sense that a person's heart normally softens up to a message. When someone is reminded of the Quran and the Sunnah, and is told about what Allah wants them to do and does not want them to do their heart is automatically soften look Mashallah, we are here in great numbers. Why to please Allah? We want a message that will quench our spiritual fest correct. So if a person doesn't even bother, you know, you see that okay? Mashallah. There's going to be a beautiful convention here. It's all about, you know, getting close to Allah. I'm available, but
it's okay. Give it a miss. Too expensive. You know, I can't lie if Nicki Minaj was here, people would pay 1000 greengeeks.
Reality 1000 ingots
and giving you a fact. Sometimes it's just to cover costs. That's what it is. You know why? When it comes to religious conventions, the donations that are just like that, a minimum, if any at all. So how to cover the cost. People say Why are there no programs? Well, when they want to cover the cost, you're not prepared to even pay 20?
May Allah Subhana Allah Allah forgive us. So sometimes the effect of
Sin makes us look at good things as bad and bad things is good. So our mind is not we don't understand the understanding is snatched by Allah because you didn't want to understand the reality of Revelation, when you refuse to understand what Allah reveals a lot takes away your understanding on matters regarding the dunya. This is why today across the globe, you find so many people who speak a whole load of nonsense, and yet they are given a top platform. And they speak that which doesn't make sense from a very high level of authority. Sometimes it doesn't make sense at all. And you think to yourself, but how come they can't tell that one plus one is actually two? Well, the
reason they cannot tell is because they don't want to understand revelation or anything to do with Allah, where is Allah going to give them an understanding regarding the dunya regarding this worldly life? So these are so many factors that we need to take into consideration.
When there is a heart that is hard, and it is not touched by a good word.
Like I always say, Are you going to change your life today? Well, if you are Alhamdulillah, change it here. And now. Don't ever tell yourself, you know, there's less than 100 days left from avani shala then I'm going to stop so 400 days I can party No way. Don't think that way. You don't know you may not see that Ramadan. A Winner is he or she who says that's it? Right here right now. Oh Allah, I promise you. That's it.
Then you succeed. So are we all going to make promises to Allah?
I heard about three yeses, Mashallah. Are we all going to make promises to Allah
and hamdulillah Let's become better people online. And you will find these effects, the bad effects, we won't have them in our lives when we go through negativity. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us that Allah subhanho wa Taala will test every single one of us. But those will remain tests, we will still be happy with the smile. Haven't you seen people who are struggling sometimes in countries like Syria and Afghanistan and Pakistan in so many other places, and they are struggling and suffering but they are smiling. They are so happy. What did you eat today? Oh, I had rice. Wow, rice, plain rice, but I had nice little. And we have the roasted chicken
and the chips and the burgers and what else? And we're like,
relax. They were smiling when they had rice. And you are so upset when you had something much more expensive. There's something wrong here? Where is the contentment? Where did your contentment go? That's another point. You lose contentment and happiness because there are sins that are being committed one after the other. And you don't even know
Allah strengthen us. Look at those people who hear one verse of the Quran and it changes their whole life. What about us, we hear the entire Quran it doesn't even have an impact on us. We just say wow, beautiful recitation, and we go back straight into the nightclub
In fact, I can even say, in a more realistic way.
We are going in our vehicles to commit a sin and we are playing the Quran. You know, it happens. We are going in our vehicles to commit a sin. We are playing the poem How?
What's going on here? This shows that your heart is hard. It's the word of Allah being played telling you not to commit the same sin you are on your way to committing but you're not interested, you just worried about the melody. I'm a Muslim, by the way, by the way, and I'm going to listen to the foreign by the way and so on, it's all by the way, may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us.
Then when a person keeps on committing sin, there is another effect what is it?
their resolve to seek the forgiveness of Allah becomes weaker and weaker and weaker. So you seek forgiveness sometimes right? We seek forgiveness daily, sometimes then you commit a sin, it knocks you you don't feel like engaging in the act of worship, like I mentioned a little bit earlier. And then what happens? You say okay, I will make Toba I will make it when I will you know that word will is loose ended. You don't know when I will? I am is what you're supposed to say I am asking Allah forgiveness here and now. Similarly, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Orman,
whoever turns away from our remainder from our revelation, whoever turns away from the instruction of Allah
The first thing we do to
them in his we give them a life that is very narrow, no matter how broad it may be, it's very narrow for them. Everything seems negative, even the most positive of things, you look at them as negative. So Allah says you have a life that is blank, you know, it's, it's actually very sad, depressed and at the same time narrow. It feels like you don't want to live anymore.
Why? Because you've turned away from Allah. So if this is happening, because you've turned away from Allah, you need to do something about it. And Allah says, On the day of judgment, we will resurrect them blind. The verse continues to say, the person will say, Oh Allah, I could see in the world, why am I blind now and Allah says, We turned a blind eye to our revelation. So today you are blind. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us,
then we have a very dangerous effect. And that is where Allah leaves you.
Imagine, Allah loves everyone. But there comes a stage where a person continues to engage in serious major sin one after the other. So Allah says, he's forgotten me totally. I'm going to forget it. Forget him not in the sense that Allah doesn't know about you and doesn't know you, but he doesn't have mercy on you anymore, until you turn back to him. Because now you've got to a stage where you're sending one after the other for a long time. The minute you say a word that is positive, you find the mercy of Allah coming back to you. One word,
they say even if you say a lot law, you know, even by era Allahu Akbar, mela grantors goodness, even by error, it will help you.
Why? Because that's the name of Allah.
I'm sure you're aware of a hadith where it is said that on the Day of Judgment, a man will come forth and his deeds will be brought to the scale and there will be 99 files, all these files will have sinned. And suddenly, when they put it on the scale, the scales are about to tip towards the evil and one card actually falls out of one of those files. Each file from the east to the west filled with sin 99 files. I don't think we can commit that type of sin. But May Allah grant us a lesson. When the card drops.
The angels are told to pick the card up, it has on it La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah. Once in his life, he uttered that word,
the statement and it is put on the right side of the scale and guess what the Hadith says? It tips the scale
completely. It tips it. How many of us have deeds that we have? That we hope on the Day of Judgment they will come to tip the scale?
May Allah help us now Allah subhanho wa Taala really assist us and help us You don't want Allah to leave you.
One might wonder how can Allah who so merciful leave us? Well listen to what he says. While ah Taku
Don't be like those
who forgot Allah.
So Allah made me forget themselves. And in another verse, Allah says, Nasrullah,
regarding the hypocrites, they forgot, he left him alone. Carry on, do your thing.
The Hadith says when you walk towards Allah, Allah rushes towards you. When you rush towards Allah, Allah comes to you even quicker than that. When you try to get closer to Allah handspun he gets closer to you a whole foot and so on. But when you're not trying to get close to Allah, you're walking away. What do you want from Allah subhanho wa Taala you are walking away from Allah and you still expect the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala This is why when the person is walking away from Allah, and a lot of good things happen to this person. Those are actually part of the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala
where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it. He says,
a certain group of people when they had forgotten Allah when they forgot what they were reminded about when they forgot revelation, Allah says we opened their doors, all of their doors, one after the other, they got a lot. Why did they get a lot Allah says, when they were indulging now in everything we gave them in terms of the comfort of this world, we then punished them suddenly did not do that to us. This is why when you get things, it doesn't mean allies happy with you. And when things get go away from you, it doesn't mean allies angry with you, and vice versa.
It all depends on your link with Allah. Which in which direction are you walking? That's a question you ask yourself, Am I getting closer to Allah? Or am I moving further away from Allah? why I say this is none of us is perfect. We're all going to try we're all going to try and seek the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala but every day we would be improving inch by inch, some of us centimeter some of us millimeter, some of us a whole meter at a time. We're not worried about the pace we're worried about the fact that we are getting closer to Allah as the days past. Yes, it would be a bonus if the pace was stepped up a bit. You know when you're driving a vehicle and you know you want
to go from
Kuala Lumpur to Penang let me give you the example since we are here, I will just catch a flight but anyway if you're driving
if you are driving and imagine you're just moving at 40 kilometers an hour and the road is open.
Everyone wants to go 6080 101 2141 60 and you keep on looking at the speed traps. You know
we want to go because the reason is I want to get to my destination The road is empty and its openness while llahi The road to gender is a highway beautiful don't just go millimeter by millimeter centimeter. Try your best meter by meter I want to cruise right. I want to stay through hamdulillah how do you do that too good. When you do good to yourself, Allah will inspire you to truly sincerely do good to others. You know, sometimes we do good to others just because we want to be seemed to do goodness know, when we do goodness to others. It's okay if people saw it, no problem for as long as within your heart. You did it for the pleasure of Allah to reach out to the rest of
the creatures of Allah, you feel a genuine feeling towards others. When you engage in sin. You become selfish. That's another effective sin. Why selfish? It's all about you. I want myself me myself. You forget about everyone else. That's nothing I needed for myself. You see something I wanted? You see this I wanted everything you want. Why? I want I want no think about giving others as well.
Then we have another very, very interesting point as well. effect of sin.
I start off by mentioning this in the Arabic language in other words ruler.
Lady you have to be them Busey, boo. It's a hadith in Muslim Allah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala holds back the sustenance of a person who's engaging instance that's the
reason your risk is held back because of a sin you are committing the sin and when Allah is happy, he will give you that risk. So don't think that I have a lot let me send no you have a lot you sin Allah hold it back a lot takes back your
imagined the heartbeat is a person that is held back by Allah because of a sin he or she is committing. Don't do that.
This is why
the verse I read earlier
also shows us that when you seek Allah's forgiveness, he will grant you sustenance, he will give you a lot.
If I want sustenance, what do I do? I need to ask Allah forgiveness Allah forgive me or Allah forgive me do it 100 times a day and you find you get your sustenance. What does sustenance mean?
It means there will be Baraka and blessing in what Allah gives you. He will give it to you and on top of that he will give you Baraka imagine a person has so much but there's no Baraka.
No blessing, one of the effects of sin is the Baraka is snatched away the blessing is snatched away. I had 100,000 ringing it's gone Where did it go? I tell you there are some sins perhaps you are committing the bundle is gone. But some other person I had 5000 ringgit and you know what, Mashallah I still have three left.
It happens, the barakah in what you purchase, sometimes you purchase an expensive vehicle, and in no time you're fixing it and taking it to the to the service station and doing this and doing that, you know, we buy a car in order for the car to service us, but rather we become people who service the car.
That's what happens. That's a punishment. That is actually sometimes a punishment, sell the car and say Bismillah The next time you buy a car, that's the thing
because then some people buy a cheap car, I've bought a Toyota Corolla. Mashallah, and you know what, I keep rolling with it. That's why they call it Corolla.
Keep rolling, it's done in 120,000 kilometers and I'm still rolling Mashallah. And we service it once in a while, a few dollars here and then that's it.
May Allah forgive us, may Allah still grant me Baraka in that vehicle of mine.
But at the same time, my brothers and sisters, the point being raised is Baraka, I'm sure we've understood it to say, you might buy something cheap, and it's so so beautiful. It serves the purpose, it makes you happy, it's durable, it lasts. And sometimes you buy something very expensive and you know what it didn't last. And don't fool yourself to say it's still under guarantee under warranty. Let me go back. No, the point being raised is just turn to Allah make to add to Allah when you select things, when you say things relate that to Allah, Allah gave you so say Bismillah all I'm about to purchase something expensive. You know, we purchase a house, it's not cheap, it's
expensive. And we buy a house and after we've gone into the house, everything goes wrong. And we start thinking to ourselves, someone did magic on me. You know, that's the first point of stopping, isn't it? People are jealous I bought a house. Well, look what's happening to me jealous, jealous. You look at your best friend jealous. Look at your mother jealous, everyone's gentle, nobody's jealous. You are jealous of yourself. You haven't even been in the same house and you want Baraka in that house. Come on a solo.
show we've heard that so many times,
So, this is where the effect of sin comes in.
Then there is another effect of sin.
And that is you forget everything that is beneficial in terms of knowledge. So I knew the Fatiha I knew this, I knew that and I start forgetting things. Why? Because in a little mood room
is a light and that light is snatched away from the one who perpetrates sin without turning back to Allah. So if you want to remember what you are taught, you want to have a better memory when it comes to the knowledge of the deen. Remember to seek the forgiveness of Allah, lots of ecfr is a bonus.
It's like when you want the iron to be absorbed, you need some vitamin C.
Without vitamin C, your iron is not going to be absorbed. Just an example.
So what happens you have the two of them. So you want that knowledge to be absorbed seek Allah's forgiveness. May Allah forgive me say that many times. Member Forgive me. Oh ALLAH forgive my sins. Oh ALLAH forgive my shortcomings. That which I know that which I don't know what I've done. That is major, what I've done that is minor. What is major requires specific Delta, what does that mean? That means I need to mention what I did to Allah alone. We don't confess to human beings at all. You confess to Allah alone. Oh, Allah. You know what I did? I'm admitting myself. You don't have to say but at least you know, you know myself. I've committed this sin. I regret it. I won't do it again.
And I'm going to turn to you, Oh Allah. Right now forever.
Allah forgives you.
Chapin's plan is he comes back to you and says no, you're not forgiven. Hang on, hang on. Your sin was too bad. No way. My sin was forgiven. Imagine if you could see shapefile and he's telling you rather than just putting what's wasa and just whispers in your mind if he was there physically, and he was telling you
when you were talking to him and he says No, you're right on come on you you can't you think you're just gonna get away with it by seeing one law for giving me an allowance for giving you No way. It's worse than that. And then what happens? You start committing another sin because you think to yourself, as it is I'm going to jahannam So anyway, let me just book a better spot then, you know,
let me book a better spot then now that I'm going to go there rather have a bigger place stuff.
That is bad.
Tell the devil that is whispering in your mind. Allah has forgiven me. Use the past tense.
be convinced when you have sought a last forgiveness that you are forgiven. Not once did Allah say he will reject the Toba of a person who seeks forgiveness. Have you ever seen that anyway? In the Quran or in the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu Allah says mantapa Lamia to be la la. Whoever seeks forgiveness Allah won't forgiving. Did Allah. Did you ever come across that ever even once? Never. The Hadith says mantova taba Lavalle whoever seeks Allah forgiveness, Allah forgives them. As simple as that.
So don't lose Miss hoping the mercy of Allah when you say Oh ALLAH forgive me. Remember you are forgiven? Yes. Therefore conditions what are the admit your sin, seek the forgiveness, regret that sin and promised not to do it again. That's it. So the question everyone asks all the time is, what if I ended up doing it again? Well, if you at the time of the Toba was genuine, later on shaitan came back to you and deviated you
For as long as you are genuine at the time of seeking forgiveness, you will be forgiven.
And you will be forgiven again and again why Allah knows that you are acknowledging, Oh Allah, you are my hub. Let me quickly explain that to you just to give you some hope. When you are saying Allah forgive me, what are you doing? You are acknowledging Allah is your app is higher than you, he is your owner. Then you made a mistake after six months or something, you fell into the same sin again. And then you came back crying and you said, Oh Allah, forgive me. Allah loves you Why? He loves you because he granted you the acceptance to seek forgiveness. There are other people who don't seek forgiveness, we spoke about that. And secondly, Allah knows that you are acknowledging the status of
Allah that He is the owner of forgiveness. I did it again. I know the only hope I have is you. So Allah forgives you again and you commit it a third time.
You know what when duration says after the third seeking of forgiveness,
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells the angels alima de la pena
Look at my worshiper, he now knows that he has a law who can forgive him or punish him? I make you bear witness that I forgiven him.
Did you hear that?
type of hope. Islam is a religion of hope. It's amazing. So Panama.
They're one of the evil effects of sin is the fact that we are prohibited from the duality of the angels for us from the drama of the Prophet peace be upon him for us. The Prophet peace be upon me, for the believers for those who do good deeds. When you do evil deeds you come out of that.
Allah makes mention of this in the Quran that the angels they seek the forgiveness for those who are seeking forgiveness and they tell Allah Oh ALLAH forgive them.
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What are they saying to Allah?
They are praising Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They believe in Allah and they are seeking forgiveness for those on Earth.
Oh, they are seeking forgiveness for the believers who are turning to Allah.
What are they saying? Oh Allah, you have encompassed everything with your mercy and with your knowledge, so forgive those who are seeking forgiveness.
The angels are telling Allah Oh ALLAH forgive those on earth who are seeking your forgiveness.
And those who are trying to follow your path, forgive them. YAHWAH amazing. Surely I want to be from among those who when I say a little I know there are some Angel saying Allah forgive him. He's asking for forgiveness and I'm happy. I'm so happy there angels actually asking on my behalf to Allah. It's in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala can understand.
Then one of the evil effects of sin is that your good deeds that you may have done in the past, they begin to become distributed among those whom you have wronged and this is especially when you commit sin against others you want to backbite you want to gossip and so on. Those are dangerous kinds, what happens your Salah, your Sokka, your Hajj, your dilemma of the Quran and everything else, the reward of it is now given away to other people, Why should I do that?
I need to protect it. So let me not sinned against others as well. That is one of the evil effects of sin.
Then I have two more points to make mention of
is that the real punishment of Allah descends upon those who deserve it. If you take a careful look at people who sinned today, May Allah forgive us all and strengthen us you will find that Allah sent messengers specialized, each one was specialized to tell his people about one particular sin or two.
So you have for example, Shoei Allah His salon, he told his people about cheating in business, shortchanging people and so on.
You find for example,
the other messengers
New Halley salatu salam, what he spoke about Luna Allah is salat wa salam what he spoke about and now you find in this oma people are engaging in all these sins one after the other. And they have been instructed by Allah to fulfill a certain commands. When they don't fulfill that command may engage in all of these since they need to go back and search how Allah punish those who committed those sins and did not turn. When you turn
you will be forgiven. All those who are called by the messengers. Do you know what they were told? They were told that turn to Allah, you will be forgiven, they were given a chance the people of Mohammed Salim were given none other than 50 years. Allah never ever comes to you and punishes you, without giving you a moment or a chance Allah gives you chances, one after the other 1000 a million chances he gives you every breath is a chance 136,000 heartbeats a day, every one of them is a chance. Imagine Allah saying, hey, seek forgiveness. You don't want this heart is going to stop on day. It's going to stop.
So what type of punishment came to them? Allah says so many different things. They had earthquakes, they were eaten by tremors, they were they had ring of stone that affected them. They had, you know, they drowned and so on different types of punishments, Allah destroyed them in different ways. We don't want that to happen to us. This does not mean that whenever you see a flood suddenly say, bah, bah, bah, bah, you know, the last time there was a tsunami, some people said, Why must I help? It's a punishment of Allah. Well, when it happens in your area, then what will happen? The rest of the world will also say punishment of Allah. Were you with the gatekeepers on how to know that this was
part of the Hellfire?
Where were you? How do you know that this is the punishment of Allah? Like we said, it looks similar outwardly, but it's not. For some people, it's a mercy of Allah. For some people, it's a test. For some people, it's the punishment.
But we as outsiders should always give hope to others and tell them no, no, no, this was a test from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we will reach out to him. A person who suffers in a car accident and broke his bones. We will never ever look at them say you deserved it. That was a punishment of Allah, you know, you must have done something wrong. Have you ever walked into a nightclub? Have you ever walked into a nightclub with these legs of yours? Once? That's it? That was it. I know why it went? I know. How can you talk like this? If they sought the forgiveness of Allah once that thing was wiped out? Who are you to ask someone? Have you seen before? Who are you to ask someone? Have
you seen before? You don't need to know. That's my history. Who am I now that's what Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at. So that's what we should all look at.
And the last point is, everyone wants to have a good death, right?
Everyone wants to have a good death, with Shahada on the lips or in a nice place. Am I right? May Allah grant us a good day?
We all have to go so May Allah can make it a day of goodness, we all want a blessed day a blessed time. We want a blessing place. How can we get that the chances of getting that are reduced when we engage in sin? Why are they reduced because you might just die committing that sin is over. So if you want to increase the chances of you having a good day, quit the sin and seek the forgiveness of Allah. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless us, I hope and I pray that this talk has motivated us to actually become people who are closer to Allah to look into ourselves. In no way did I intend to do anyone I tried my best to give everyone hope while addressing this very important matter and very
important subject I hope and I pray that we've taken notes and at the same time that we look into our lives and seek ways of getting gaining closeness to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, May Allah forgive us all are Salatu was Eleanor Baraka ala nabina, Muhammad Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah home will be handy conditional to Allah, Allah, Allah and the start to break