Losing hope in the Mercy of Allah
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatu
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was hierbij mine, my beloved brothers and sisters, across the globe, we are witnessing so much of hardship and difficulty. Across the globe, we are witnessing sickness, disease loss calamity, and so much of negativity.
Some people are drawing closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala as a result of all of this for them, good news. Some people are drifting away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. People say, I am calling out to Allah, I'm making dua to Allah. I'm asking ALLAH, why is Allah not answering me? Someone told me I've been making a dua for two years, and Allah did not answer my dua. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam explains to us use the GI Bill, he had the Kamala Mia study.
Every one of you will be responded to and is responded to for as long as you don't make haste. So the companions asked him, What is it?
What is meant by making haste? He says,
an akula for a person to say that I will do follow Mr. jubliee. I may do and I may do Ah, but I didn't get a response. Do you not trust Allah? Do you not know that Allah knows what is best for you? Sometimes you're asking for something that Allah knows is not good for you. He won't give it to you. And sometimes you're not asking for something that Allah knows is better for you. So he gives you how many of us have so many things. In fact, every one of us have so many things that Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us we did not ask him for he blessed us with it. He blessed us with so many gifts, that is Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So always thank Allah. But today I'd like to speak
about something very important. We know that Allah is the most merciful, we know that he is the most kind. Allah for Allah far. rougher means one who constantly forgives not one time, many times every time you do wrong, he forgives you. That is Allah far. When Allah subhanho wa Taala is Allah dude, the most loving Allah subhanho wa Taala is Rahim, the Most Merciful, Rahman, also the most merciful, different type of mercy. So I want to ask you a question.
Do you really think that the day you go back to Allah subhanho wa Taala?
He will not look at the days when you sought forgiveness and the days when you praise Him and the days when you believed in him completely and fully the days when you worshipped Him? Do you really think that Allah is going to ignore all of this when he is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful, the most kind, the most compassionate, etc, etc?
The answer is obviously not Allah is going to look at us, my beloved brothers and sisters with the eye of mercy. Remember that? Don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah shape Pons plot is to make you lose your link with Allah by making you lose hope in the mercy of Allah. And this is why in Surah to Zoomer Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in a verse known as the verse with the greatest hope in it, the verse with the greatest hope in it arja ifenprodil Karim. It has the greatest hope in the entire Quran. It's this verse, only, a baddie and levena asako
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say oh my worshippers who have transgressed against themselves, what is meant by transgressing against themselves, when you commit a sin? Are you harming Allah? No, who are you having your own self? That's who you are harming? Allah? subhanho wa Taala is above all, he is independent of all.
Yeah, I knew no.
One no one wanted me. Oh people you are fully dependent upon Allah. And Allah is absolutely independent of all of you. He is deserving of praise and he is the owner of all praise. Subhana Allah
deserving of praise meaning, whether you praise him or not, he is still the owner of praise. You know, something amazing with Allah. When you praise Allah when I praise Allah, I'm actually helping myself. That's amazing with Allah. When I say Subhan Allah and hamdulillah na Illa Allah, Allah Allahu Akbar, I'm praising Allah, all praises due to Allah Glory be to Allah, Allah is the Greatest etc, etc. All that is myself, benefiting, not Allah. Allah doesn't benefit from your ibadah nor is he harmed by your mercy or or your sin. He doesn't benefit through your acts of worship, and he's not harmed by your sin. It is rather the benefit for us and the harm against us. So Allah says, All
my worship is who have transgressed against themselves. The first thing he says larina software Allah unforeseen. Nada, nada Rahmatullah. Don't ever, in our language, we would say, Don't you dare lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Don't ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah.
So that means if you lose hope in the mercy of Allah, you are going against the command of Allah.
If you lose hope, in the mercy of Allah, you are committing a major sin against Allah. Allah is telling you don't lose hope you say no, I'm losing hope. Stop ferula a stone for Allah. Allah is telling you don't lose hope and you saying no, I have done too much. I am far away. I am not, you know, within the mercy of Allah. That is shaytaan trapping you shaytan traps. How does he trap by making you think that Allah won't have mercy on you look at Adam alayhis salam, something very interesting that Allah allowed to happen through His Divine Decree. Allah told Adam and hawala him As salam,
you can be in Jannah and do what you want, right?
Except one thing,
right or wrong. Except one thing, Allah says, Do what you want only one thing don't do. You and I we have maybe hundreds of things we're not allowed to do, right? Hundreds of things. There's so much of haram that we are not allowed to do, and we will stay away for the sake of Allah. Adam alayhis salam, there was only one thing. Allah says, wala taraba Javi shahdara and don't go close to this tree. Don't eat from this fruit. That's all there's nothing else. Everything else you can do what you want, you know, Allah says for Kula with hydrogen tomorrow, eat whatever you want. Do what you like here. This is Jenna. One thing we want is don't eat from this fruit. Guess what?
They exist exact thing that Adam alayhis salam was told not to do he did it. La hawla wala quwata illa Billah la How will our La quwata illa Billah the exact thing he was told don't do this thing only. That is the same thing he did. Because it was shaytan who actually made him that way. made him think how the chair can con him shape and tells him Do you know what? We know why Allah told you not to eat from the tree. If you eat from there you become rich. You're going to have a lot of wealth that will never deplete and if you eat from there you won't die. No death will come against you. SubhanAllah no death will come against you. I don't know God I shadow rotten holdie Juan Manuel
Killa Bella, should I show you that tree that you if you eat from you will not die. You lost forever. And you will have dominion and kingdom that will never deplete Subhan Allah Abdullah Al amin,
and then when he tricked Adam alayhis salam. As soon as Adam alayhis salam committed the sin, He realized oh, he felt a shame. His shame was exposed.
And he said robina vollum
Shana ilam Davina.
Lana coonan. Amina hos eating Oh,
we have wronged ourselves. Look at how that verse of mercy. It says alladhina Astra for Allah and Hussain, those who have transgressed against themselves here he is saying the alumna, unfortunate, we wronged ourselves. It goes to show you when you commit a sin, Allah is not harmed, you are harmed. So Adam alayhis salam is saying, Oh Allah, we have wronged ourselves vellum and Susannah and you know what? In Lem Davila, what ohana if you don't forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be from the losers. Allah says, no problem, Adam, we have forgiven you Subhana Allah, we have forgiven you. Why? Because we heard these words from you. You sought forgiveness you are forgiven.
Adam alayhis salam was chosen by Allah to be the first
of the species in a certain way Allah created him. He was not born, he was created difference.
So Allah forgave him. And Allah is telling all of us no matter what you do, even if Allah told you do not do this, don't do it.
Learn from the example of your forefather Adam. You know what Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
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mean any journey? Allahu Akbar are children of Adam, that's you and I, we are all the children of Adam. We're all brothers and sisters. We are all connected to each other somehow we are related. Somehow, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, oh, children of Adam, don't let shaytan trap you and test you the same way he did to your father Adam, and he made them come out of Jannah he was jealous. So he harmed them, he trapped them. And when they got trapped, they did something Allah told them not to do. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We forgave them because they sought forgiveness. So Allah is telling us you seek forgiveness, I will forgive you. That's what Allah is saying. Ask for
forgiveness. I'll forgive you. You did the sin once forgive, seek forgiveness, Allah will forgive. You committed it again. seek forgiveness, Allah will forgive. You committed it a third time, seek forgiveness, Allah will forgive you committed it a fourth time, seek forgiveness, Allah will forgive and so on. Each time you seek forgiveness, you must promise Allah I'm not going to do this again. But if shaytan comes to you after that, and you fell again, seek forgiveness. The idea is never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah, no matter where shaytan took you. Come back, no matter where he took you. He took you to the pubs and clubs and the casinos and adultery and whatever else and
anything that gambling and the drugs and what ever it may have been. Come back please my brothers and sisters, no matter how many times you did, what you did, come back. That's what Allah is telling you. Don't lose hope. Allah says I mean do.
You have no option but to come back to me one day, you're going to come back to me. You have to, there's no chance that you're not the day you are going to return to Allah think of good things. You know, my brothers and sisters, if you are present when someone is in their sickness of death, Sakura, what should you tell them? We are taught that you should remind them of the good day did not the bad. The bad is wiped out considered wiped. Tell them, Allah loves you. You're going to return to Allah. Allah has prepared the agenda for you. Allah has pre prepared forgiveness for you. Allah will grant you the goodness, we are going to meet with Allah, the Most Merciful, the most kind, the
most forgiving, the most compassionate. I actually believe myself that the day I'm going to return to Allah, I will be so amazed because if I am impressed by creation here, and a few of the things I see around me, Subhan Allah, imagine how impressed I'm going to be by Alka luck, the creator of entire creation, people are still trying to arrive on the Moon and Mars and wherever else and they're talking about it, right? They're talking about it, and they want to go more and more and more Allah knows what will happen. Allah says Yama shulgin Newell, is he in his top bottom photo amin acaba, de sama de Waal Fang
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big Kuma Tomcat. vivaan Surah Rahman, Allah says all mankind or Jean kind, if you would like to dive in the earth, so go up into the sky is whatever you want to try to do, you may go ahead but you will not be able to
get to any place that Allah has not permitted you to get.
If you see the moon, you don't know how many moons they are, there's only one that's visible to you and I, maybe there might be so many galaxies Allah created that you and I don't know science is discovering new planets by the minute, by the minute, bigger and huge and massive. And they're telling you there are billions of these huge planets that we've never ever dreamt existed. But because of Allah, Allah is showing you his greatness. sonnerie him I attina feel
ko Allah says we will show them the signs in the horizons. We will show them as time passes more and more and more science and in themselves within themselves. Look at the DNA, look at the vaccines they are developing that can instruct the cell what to do and what not to do. It's very interesting if you look at it
It is revolutionary technology, it is something mind boggling how it works. They have gotten into the DNA all by the permission of Allah and Allah says, You know what? 182 mineral in me in kalila you have all this knowledge, right? It is very little, very it's just a drop, you still don't know anything. Subhan Allah, you still don't know anything. How long is the earth in existence for millions of years, maybe billions, right? Millions of years. In these millions of years. All the people who existed How far did they go? Do you know that today, we are technologically the most advanced. And in the last few decades, it's become absurd. If I told you when I was young, that a
day will come when you can hold a phone without a wire. I would think you're crazy.
And then if I were to tell you, you can look at your phone and see the person you're talking to in New Zealand, you would probably think this man gene he has a gene so Han Allah, La Hoya Kumar. But my beloved brothers and sisters, the power of Allah is absolute mutlak. It is complete. He has every power you can ever dream of. He is the all powerful. That's what it is. So going back when Allah has created all of this when a person is in secret, what are you going to think of think of good things? Yes, you may have committed sin. Concentrate on the Toba not on the sin.
Don't tell your sin, you are too big, in front of my Lord.
Tell your sin, my lord is bigger than you Subhan Allah, my lord is bigger than you. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says that in the Quran, what a monkey was he had cool, ashy water, powerful verse, My Mercy has encompassed everything, everything.
The skies in the earth are standing because of the mercy of Allah. You and I are born because of the mercy of Allah. Let's worship Allah. You will make mistakes because you are human. You might do something wrong, you are human. Watch out. Don't do things intentionally wrong because then you become evil. And only Allah knows what will be the condition of yours upon death. Only Allah knows. But Allah wants you to be the most powerful person in terms of strength, to fight shape and shape and whisper whispers he came to Adam, he will come to you and I more if he trapped Annamalai salam, when Adam spoke to Allah, how about trapping you and I? He will trap our hearts make them dirty,
unclean? Make us have jealousy, hatred, Ill feeling learn to love people. These are your brothers and sisters. Who are you? Who am I? I am your brother, whether you like it or not, I no matter where you come from, I am related to you how maybe 15 generations maybe 20 generations, we have one person who was our father. But sometimes we don't realize that so we start all this animosity. Let's be careful. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, thereafter, don't lose hope in my mercy, no matter where shapen took you. Remember, if you are to believe shaytan that Allah is merciless, you have disbelieved in Allah, that He is merciful.
Remember that? This is Allah. And that's why when we talk about the mercy of Allah, remember, material items is not necessarily a sign of the mercy of Allah say Allah didn't give me a lot didn't give you what maybe his mercy dictated not to give you because he knows you're going to be a better person, you will come for Salah you will actually be humble some people were the more they get the more they divert. This is also very, very difficult. So my brothers and sisters, let us learn this. Now I just want to quickly move through the next two verses of that particular portion of the Quran within surah Zoomer where Allah says don't lose hope in my mercy. What does he say?
He says, lotta Karnataka Rahmatullah. He don't ever Don't you dare lose hope in the mercy of Allah. In Allah will feel Oh by Jeremy. Indeed, Allah will forgive all of your sins. In fact, the term used in Arabic yet a few it means Allah forgives and will forgive. It's called mobile Aria mobile that means present and future tense. Allah will forgive and Allah forgives and will forgive your sins all of them in the who who Allah for Rahim Indeed, he is the one who is Allah for Allah Rahim. Surely we need to go and meet him. We need to prepare for the day we're going to meet him who is a fool. If I tell you, you know, I did something against this guy, for example. And people said don't worry, he's
very kind. You won't be worried you just walk he said, Never mind. If I tell you Allah is the kindest of all what do you think Allah is gonna do to you and I I also think sometimes of the people of Quraysh who harm the professor salah and the processor limbs
Yama*a, hooray. schmatta Luna Niva it'll become people of Quraysh on the day of victory of Mecca. He had them all he could have executed them. He says, oh, people have arranged What do you think I'm going to do to you? You have harmed you have killed you have done whatever you did to us. They said, Well, we are hoping goodness he says even Hubble fan tomahto lotta he says go You guys are all free. No retribution. Today, I'm going to tell you what use of alayhis salam, the Prophet Joseph told his brothers May peace be upon them all.
Go today there is no retribution I forgive all of you. If the prophets are seldom can forgive the kuffaar of grace. Do you not think Allah will forgive you and I Allah Akbar, Allahu Akbar, we have been trying to worship Allah another one. If Allah forgive the magician's at the time of Moses Musa alayhis salam, that by one sajida that they did, you and I have done 1000s of them. May Allah accept at least one from us.
But Allah says, well, Ernie boo Ella on being calm, while asking the moolah homie, Cobb Lee tinea como la.
Turn to Allah quickly, don't waste Don't delay. Don't waste time. Don't delay mean Kabali any idea coming up before the punishment comes to you? I tell you what happens here is the punishment. It's coming to you. The punishment is coming to you. Right. If you turn before the punishment comes, you will not be punished. But if you don't turn the punishment will strike.
The punishment slice. Allah says Walmart can Allahumma de Babu Mr Boone, Allah will not punish them while they are seeking forgiveness. First thing a calamity strikes. You must say a Stanford Allah, Allah forgive my shortcomings, those which I know those which I don't know. Because you want don't want to be punished by Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his mercy. May Allah open our doors so that we understand the mercy of Allah, Allah He my brothers and sisters, if we knew the mercy of Allah, we would never, ever lose any hope in achieving gender. But on the other hand, if you know the punishment of Allah, and if you know the severity of the punishment of Allah, and if
you know the, the Hellfire that Allah has prepared, then it is said that when you know that anger of Allah as well you would feel in your heart Oh, I don't know if I'm going to be saved from this. But a true believer knows deep down, that Allah will save me.
If I asked you and I will end on this note, what is the most powerful Vic? And what is the most powerful statement that you could ever say and utter?
Did you know it is La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah, as simple as that. There is none worthy of worship besides Allah, Most Powerful.
You repeat that Allah Allah knows. He is our Creator, our maker, may Allah Subhana Allah to Allah forgive us all. akula Kohli, however, also Allah who was wasallam Allah Baraka ala nabina Muhammad