Making it difficult to Sin
Channel: Mufti Menk
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3 November 2012, Durban, South Africa
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conveyed in such a way that today it has got to us. And may Allah use us as tools to do the same, that we can learn the deen we can put it into practice, we can love one another for the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we can convey the deen in such a way that our generations will also be saved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala safeguard us all. I have chosen a topic which is quite blunt and direct, but at the same time, I am in need of it and every one of us is in need of it. How can I make it difficult to commit sin? That's the subject. What is it that I should be doing that will make it very difficult to sin so that I can abstain from sin without an effort? Because if you take
a look at sin, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how shavon beautifies look at one verse, Xena Lin busha t when Allah speaks of a few sins, one of them the fulfilment of basic desires in a wrong way. Allah says it has been made beautiful. And obviously shaytan is the one who makes that beautiful for us. He makes it attractive. When we develop our link with Allah subhanho wa Taala we find that the attraction towards sin is no longer. So point number one, we all know we have to develop what is known as piety. We all have heard the word tequila and we all realize and understand that Allah says waarmee tequila, you can feel
it. Allah says whoever maintains piety or taqwa Allah will attune this sins, Allah subhanho wa Taala will forgive their shortcomings.
versus just before that in Surah Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala says
Whoever is conscious of Allah whoever develops taqwa, Allah makes their affairs easy. Allah makes it easy for them to please Allah subhanho wa Taala because they have developed taqwa. We have heard throughout the Quran.
Allah Vina Amano de la oh you believe develop your taco. Taco meaning the consciousness of Allah of piety, we would correctly also be able to say, to create a barrier between you and the fire of jahannam through the obedience of Allah and abstention from the prohibitions that Allah has made clear to us. That is taqwa. So every time there is a good deed, I must be there. Every time there is a bad deed I must not be there that is taqwa, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Grant us piety. It's quite easy to utter the words. Okay, you know, develop or develop taqwa. But today, I'd like to go into some practical matters. That would make it very hard for us to sin. Point number one, your dress
if your dress code is correct, and if you have developed the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in terms of dress code and what Islam has taught you, it becomes very difficult to commit sin. If you have developed, for example, you have grown your beard, you have developed your soul or you have worn some form of clothing that has connected you to the deen of Islam, it becomes very difficult for you to sin because even those who are potential people who may have sinned with you, when they look at you, they feel embarrassed to approach you for a sin. The same applies to a female, the minute she is dressed properly. And we say there are levels and stages you know, you get
the external, what we would term the jilbab or the hijab, or nowadays they call it a cloak and a scarf in some languages, they call it a battle and so on. There are different stages, some of them have a design, some of these designs are even more attractive than had they not been wearing that Allah protect us. And nowadays, it's becoming more and more tight fitting, you have it's so tight fitting that people look at you more. This makes it easy to sin. So, we are defeating the purpose of the whole the job, when the job is loose, when there is no beadwork on it at all, neither black beadwork nor black work at all, nor any other color. Now you are speaking a different language. It
is called one eba suit.
losses. The clothing of piety is better for you clothing of piety has a deep, very, very deep meaning to close yourself.
to beautify yourself with taqwa is one thing. And secondly, physical clothing should be displaying the taqwa of the individual. And that that Allah says in the Quran, it is better for you. So, we are inviting the sisters as well, those who are putting on Mashallah an external government Alhamdulillah a very big achievement. But remember, don't stop there developing, the beadwork should start becoming from one stage to another which means if it's colorful, we get it to black, if it's black, we eradicate it totally. Which means now you are at the stage with no beadwork. Subhan Allah, then you get to a stage where it is very loose fitting when the material becomes slightly thicker,
then you make sure you are wearing something underneath because that is also a mistake made by the sisters where they don't realize it is the outer garment, they have made it their garment. So when they come out inside, they're wearing nothing besides perhaps underwear. and thereafter at the top you have a cloak, you are defeating the purpose of piety, the cloak is supposed to be an jewel BB, which is a garment that is worn over and above your general clothing. Amazing. And this is something we need to understand. So there are levels we need to get to, it becomes very difficult to sin when you have dressed appropriately. And this is point number one. So I'm inviting even the brothers, you
know, you might put on clothing that makes you look like MacGyver, Allah protect us what happens A little while later, you begin you begin to feel like you are him. You put on clothing like a football man, you start feeling like you are one of them. You know, when a person generally wants to go to the gym, they have to put on those shoes, what they call track shoes or techies and so on. The minute you put them on, you already start feeling like you want to jump around and bounce around. This is the effect of clothing. When you have a policeman The minute he puts his uniform he feels in authority. You know what surprises me take a look at the nuns and the others who belong to the
churches have another look at the Z on African church. Look at the Salvation Army they wear uniforms. Subhana Allah Allah says goddess, we are fortunate we don't have a specific uniform, but we have an outline garment that we are supposed to be within that framework of so that it makes you feel like a Muslim. When people see you they will respect you. So if you want to abstain to make it easy for you to stay away from sin, point number one, change your dress code, make it proper. start appearing proper grow your beard see the difference. People will feel shy to sit in chat with you like you know, it's you're just there to commit sin with and so on the respect they have and people
will automatically have that respect. This is just point number one. Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen the men and the women. Point number two, do not miss a single salah and if possible in the masjid the house of Allah. You know the Hadith speaks of seven categories of people who will be shaded by Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of tiama the day they will the day of reckoning that they needed most. One of them is Rajan
A man whose heart is hanging in the masjid, literally Moloch means hanging. His heart is hanging which means once Allah he read, the concern he has in his mind and heart is when is the next Salah. If that is your concern, you're not going to send in a rush. You know people who commit adultery if they if they start developing their Salah automatically the Salah will make them stop committing adultery because they have a worry of the next Salah where am I going to have a bath? What am I going to do? I'm going to miss my salah and so on. So this is why the Quran says in Salah
Salah if you read it correctly will automatically stop you from immorality and evil Look at that. So this is why develop your Salah do not miss it at all. Develop your link with your maker through salah and Allah subhanho wa Taala will open your doors like I said your heart needs to be hanging in the masjid which means as you leave you are worried about when is the next salah and arrive in the masjid five to 10 minutes before the time of Salah. So that you can sit and you can do some other deeds inshallah we will get to some of those deeds in a few moments. Another very important way of making it difficult to sin is to be charitable. Allah subhanho wa Taala says with min Amani sada
what is a key Viva la cama take from them this charity which means this is a car
through which now this is something very important.
You will be able to cleanse them or they will achieve a cleanliness they will be cleansed and at the same time in two ways to be cleansed spiritually that does Gaea, the internal
qualities as well as the external qualities, both will be cleansed, unconditioned, that you give zakah correctly. And xhaka here obviously referring to that which is compulsory and we can add on to that being extra giving that which is charitable, I always say, and I stand by what I say, when you give zakah that is do.
What are you doing? You are only giving an Amana that Allah has placed within your, for example, possession momentarily giving it back to its true owner. Allah is telling you this is mine just give you the so a bigger deal than that would be when I say a bigger deal, obviously, this is a pillar of Islam. So that is something extremely important. But to gauge your generosity would be what you are going to get from your own, not what Allah made compulsory. It's like Salah people refer up and walk out. But you want to gauge your piety. How much are you making? How much extra voluntary sooner? Are you making? Nothing? Are you making that is it so the same applies to soccer? Why do we get stingy
when it comes to calculation of Zika calculated properly, give that and give double the amount double? Why not? Obviously the double is is voluntary but it's to test you. every act of worship you have that is compulsory has within it the same act of worship that you may engage in voluntarily.
Why is it that we will go for hombre so many times it's voluntary? Why is it we will read Salah soon nothing Mashallah A lot of it. But when it comes to soccer, we hold back it becomes difficult ask those who are perhaps working with xhaka they tell us soccer we have the sadaqa and Lila. We don't have too much of that. Why May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors, you give a charity it will help you by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala another way of making it very difficult to sin is to fast if you fast every Monday and Thursday, if you fast for example, thrice, three days in the month, and if you fast even more than that, perhaps every second day and so on, it keeps you away
from sin because you are conscious of the fact that you are fasting voluntarily, voluntarily. So because I am not going to eat and drink How can I commit sin that is going to break my fast and render it even worse. Because to commit a sin whilst you are fasting is worse than to commit a sin when you are not fasting although they are both that when Allah subhanho wa Taala says goddess so fasting has been recorded even in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam as being protective of Sierra Medina, fasting is a shield it creates a shield between you and sin.
And between you and the fire of gentlemen, in fact, in another generation, clearly the prophets of Allah Salaam says to the youth, woman, let me follow up soon if you cannot get married and you have that strength in you the desire so such a person must fast because it is a way out for them, it will protect them. Allah subhanho wa Taala does goodness
when there is a very important point.
When we do good deeds, we strengthen ourselves, our link with Allah becomes strong. So if you are committing two or three sins,
increase your good deeds and those sins will automatically decrease
increase your good deeds and those sins will automatically decrease. Why do we say this because when you are doing so many good deeds, you've read your Koran you've engaged in Vicar you've done this, you will feel ashamed to sin because you know I'm going to mess up all these good deeds that I've done. And if your heart is inclined to doing more and more good deeds, whatever is made easy for you. Some people it's easier for them to read Quran some people it's easier for them to listen to lectures, that brings us to another point you know to listen to while to listen to that which is powerful and lecture a reminder that is also a means of protecting yourself from sin, it becomes
difficult you want to sin you say you know what? I just read the Hadith today. I'm not going to do this, it becomes difficult. The Sahaba Allah who used to say Rasul Allah sallallahu sallam, when you talk to us, he says no, we can see Jenna and gentlemen San Tomas de la sala sallallahu sallam. So when we are being spoken to we are reminded we our hearts are softened.
And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the importance of the verses of the Quran and the impact they have on the hearts of all human beings and even jincheng
Allah says, Allahu Allah XML howdy kita Tasha methyl Anita Pasha
Allah has revealed a book which has in it many similar verses which are repeated so many different so many times. What happens
The skins of the people who fear Allah subhanho wa Taala. They, they literally get goose bumps and they become Titan with the goosebumps and after that the hearts are softened the skin is softened towards the obedience of Allah. That's the impact of the Quran. You hear the Quran being recited, you play the Quran, what happens automatically you will be able to be protected from sin. Because you know, that's the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And this is why the remembrance of Allah
that we read the test we had Subhana Allah Alhamdulillah Allahu Akbar, keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah, so that your tongue does not keep you occupied with swear words with falsehood. So how can I protect myself from swear? By keeping my tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah the praise of Allah another point to make it difficult for you to sin or for me myself to sin? engage in lots of is still far as thermophila Allah forgive me say it in English ah in Arabic Say it in whatever language you want. Yeah, Allah forgive me. Yeah, Allah forgive me. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to save so many times a day up to 100 times a day. And his tongue was moist
with those words or stones
at any time of the day, say two times five times 10 times the collective amount should add up to so much there is no limit to it. So if you've kept your tongue moist, Allah forgive me. Once you are asking for forgiveness, two things happen, the mercy of Allah descends and you are protected automatically from sinning. Because how can you say, for example, I want to give you a totally different example. You know, we are speeding on the road.
And we want to be, for example, let off. So the policeman says no, you are under arrest. Now the policeman jumps in the car with you and he's taking you to the police station. And why is this taking you there? You say no, forgive me, forgive me and you speeding even more
foolish. So we are saying to Allah, forgive me, forgive me, do you think we are going to send even more in the process? We cannot do that. So if you are asking for forgiveness is sincere, you will automatically be able to abstain from sin Subhana Allah, by the will of Allah it becomes more difficult. Let's put it that way to sin. You have to be a really bad person who perhaps has only paid lip service to is still fun. If you're still engaging in sin. May Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us and this is why we say when a person would like to protect his mouth from falsehood, he needs to utter the words of truth. The most truthful word is a shadow Allah ilaha illAllah Muhammad
Abu rasuluh keep it on your tongue. The truthful words of Islam far thus be the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says Kelly mahtani haffi fatahna Allah listen Sati latonya filmyzilla Annie Habiba Tani Allah
Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi, Subhana, Allah, Allah The, these two words are very easy to attain very light on the tongue very heavy on the scale, very loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala Why don't we attain Glory be to You Allah, all praise be to you Allah Subhana Allah He will be Hamdi Subhana Allah, Allah de, you know the hadith of Julieta where she says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told her that, you know, one day he left for Salah confido and when he returned, she was sitting on the same spot making Vicar meaning remembering Allah does be hard and so on. He asked her, What are you doing? She said, I'm still here, same place and obviously doing the same thing. He says, Let me
teach you four words. If you are to repeat them thrice. They will be heavier on the scale than everything you've uttered. From the time I left to the time I returned, how powerful Do we know those words? Subhana Allah He will be handy. He added some key word Ivana see he was in uttarkashi gamida kalamaki, Allahu Akbar, I think we can always check up the meaning of that and check out what it is all about. And we should start developing that keep that on your tongue. It will give you goosebumps when you utter it, remembering what Nabi sallallahu Sallam said about those words,
to give you goosebumps, but if you just utter it like that, without even concentrating, it won't have the desired effect and impact. So that brings me to another point sincerity in your actions will protect you from sin, because you are doing things for the sake of Allah, how can you then sin for the sake of shapen you're doing something for the sake of Allah, you read Salah for the sake of Allah, that same Allah you conscious of him, you're trying to please Him? Your aim is to please Him, how then will you displease Him? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us conscious of our utterances, and may He make us use our tongues in the right direction. A very important point also
to try your best to maintain the condition of ablution and we'll do that is a very, very big way of putting
protecting yourself from even thinking about sin. If your aim in life, or if you make it your business to remain in the condition of ooo as far as possible, it will become very difficult for you to sin. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. So that is something we need to look into. And we need to try our best, then a very important point, good company.
Do not mix with those who are bad, from the very beginning stay far from them. Do you know your honor, former obika Lea Salonga hadoken Manu Holly, a man is known by the friends he keeps. So each one of you be careful whom you allow into your circle of friendship. You know, there are some good youngsters very good, they get caught up with few youngsters on drugs. And what happens, they are invited occasionally, they fall. So simply yet had they not mixed with those people they would have been saved.
So don't mix with those they have bad habits stay far. This is why we need to be strict with ourselves. Because when one thing happens, it has a certain effect. You want to please your friends you call it peer pressure. So with my friends, I am going to go to the club. From the club. I go to the nightclub from the nightclub. I have the drugs from the drugs I have the alcohol from the alcohol I get the women from the women I've impregnated someone from that my life is a mess. Because I'm only 15 years old and I'm a father of a children. Allah protect us. So this is why we say the Skittle effect you can protect yourself from it by staying far from those who are bad. And how do
you do that? You do that by staying close to those who are good. Get close to the allama get close to the people of Allah get close to others whom you see in the masjid. Tell them pick me up we go to the masjid. Because if you don't do that, you will have an empty gap. And when you have an empty gap, they will pick you up to go to the club.
May Allah safeguard us. So if we have good friends, people who remind us of Allah, we become those whose friends really drive them towards agenda instead of driving them towards jahannam look at what Allah says in Surah Furqan Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how a person will regret the company he had because that company drove him away from Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam his message why oh my
Ernie, any worker shame.
On that day, the one who has oppressed himself will want to eat his own hand saying Oh, I should have
I should have walked on the path of the messenger. And I shouldn't have had that person as a friend, because he definitely led me astray from the path. Allah says shaitaan is very deceiving, very deceiving. You know, a man will come, a woman will come and they will want to be your friend and so on. Allah He became that person can lead you astray from the park of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Then what is very important, try not to be alone in the shaitan ama Allah Hedy wahoo Amina is naini powerful shaytan is close to you, when you are singular, you are alone, you traveling one man, one woman, you traveling why good company, a good company, the minute you are two or three becomes difficult to sin.
Look at how powerful this is.
A bad that means Satan is further away from two. So when you are three and four is even further away, because two can still connect sometimes. And this is why you go you want to travel travel in a group of people who are good, or at least with one man, one company who is good, who is going to safeguard you. So when you think you know sometimes people have a weakness a plan comes to them. So now you see it's easy to sit here you know I can easily go to the club because I'm in New York City. Nobody knows me here. But manana has with you what happens he looks at you. You can't even suggest that you want to go out because he's de la Cava. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us good company. So
don't be shy. You traveling take someone with you. Just take them with you say look, please come with me. Company. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grandpa's good company. Now the very important point to close the door from a distance Allah says in the Quran, Allah Zina don't even get close to Xena. So Xena is many stages just like other sins There are stages a person plans calculator does this does that Why did you give your phone number for what? What was the reason? What was the purpose? Why did you exchange an email address? Why did you reply the email? Why did you ask
Sir the message that was the beginning of the end, that's what it was. And the regret you have today is because of one day when you gave someone your phone number, that's it. So what we are taught here in the door, don't even open the door, although the sin might be one kilometre inside that door, but when you open the door, you start walking towards the center where the sun is going to be committed. So this is why May Allah protect us we always tell people you know, your dress code, the sisters as well as the brothers. Today, we have a difficulty with the brothers also tight jeans, skinny jeans, you know, tight clothing fitting, you're showing your belly, you open all your hair off your chest,
Allah hates unacceptable little mini, Abba, sorry.
First Allah starting with the male, he says, tell the believing males, you are truly believing. You need to lower your gaze and protect your private parts by doing what you know are engaged. We understand protecting private parts meaning dressing clothing that will not attract the opposite sex. What happens today as people are attracting the same sex as
Allah protect us? Does he die? Allah, it's tough. We have had so many complaints of people who come to the masjid. And even they make such that I don't even want to say what you see in front of you know, Akbar, Allah protect us and Allah guide our youngsters. So this is why it's important to know that even your clothing don't open the door. You don't wear clothing to attract the opposite sex, the sisters put on the perfume. And they put on the tight clothing. And they want to flick their hair and so on. Even if they're wearing hijab, they may have died one little patch of a little, they call it a fringe that comes out in the front and it's flipped at the back because I saw them doing
it in Dubai. You can see them in Dubai, the Zener also they drink an alcohol also they are doing the worst of things, they also does that mean you must also do it because I saw it in Dubai, they take a flick out of the front, they die properly and they whack it at the back. So now what happens? Allah protect us safeguard us, you will achieve what you want to achieve, but that is sinful. So you want to attract the opposite sex 300 men will be chasing you then what happens? Each one of them is chasing you out of lust, not out of the quality of your heart. Because what they can see is external. They cannot see anything internal. The true person you know today somebody sent me a
message and I really really enjoyed reading it. They say there are people who say when you make a job if I were to wear hijab and niqab How am I going to get married? Who's going to marry me? So the person sending the message says, Well, if someone really wants to marry you, if someone wants to marry you in that condition, that's the same person you should be staying away from
common sense logic, they are marrying you for the wrong reason. If they cannot respect the hijab in you, how are they going to respect your heart? What is external they cannot appreciate? What about what is internal, they never appreciate that you want to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So to make it difficult for you to sin, you need to have the correct choice of a spouse. Something important sometimes we choose a spouse that is so you know gorgeous and so on that's outward. So they want to go out they want to go here they want to take you to bad places and so on, you know and they want to dress in a way they want you to dress in a way so why you made the wrong decision.
That's the thing. Allah subhanho wa Taala guide us see people are looking at me we were married anyway Mashallah. Allah grant us a turning point, may he make us conscious? And may He make us from amongst those who really can learn a lesson from this. Then another very important point is to constantly make dua that Allah makes it difficult for you to sit Allah Maha. Amen. This is as soon as imagine when I sit in, I think, why did Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam make this to when he did not really need it? Because he loved the man. And it was so beautified in his heart and he hated sin and he did not commit it, but to teach us and yet we don't say those words. Allahumma Habib Elena imana
was the one who people
make love to us, he man believe in you, and beautify it in our hearts. What carry Elaine and Kufa and make detested for us or to us, which means this belief, one for suka.
And sin and transgression make it hard for us make it difficult for us make it hated for us create a barrier between us and that
love. There is a prophet sallallahu Sallam used to make that Allah create a barrier between us and sin in such a way that we don't commit Salah to Twitter, there is a drop of truth that has that included in it. Allah subhanho wa Taala does goodness and May He grant us the ability to constantly make do
To him to protect us from sin Yala. protect us from sin make it hard for us to sin. Yeah Allah create a barrier between us and sin. Sometimes a person wants to sin. And you know what happens? Something happens in the middle. So you've given someone an appointment for example, you want to commit a sin no go somewhere around places. Nine o'clock, five to nine someone pitches up at the house, you don't know how to tell them. You know what, I gotta go somewhere. So now they sit with you quarter past nine somebody messaging you your messages, you're not reading them or something? Or even if you are you sending them, Look, I can't come because of this and that it creates two things
you and the person you're going to send with become enemies because they think you're ducking and diving, which is a blessing. Number two is, Allah protected you because he sent an angel in the form of whoever to come to your house at that time? It's not the wrong time. It's actually the right time, Allahu Akbar, May Allah help us to understand and realize this very, very valid and important point. So also We ask Allah to protect us from shavon shavon shavon has so many different ways and plans. Another very important point
to call others towards goodness will help you to stay on the path. You know, they say how can you preach when you are not even a person yourself?
It is correct. When you preach it's for you. To start with. We all know our scholars have taught us our society they have taught us that when you talk you must be humble enough to say that Yeah, Allah let it benefit myself first than everybody else. Why do you want to make yourself a person who is just lecturing others as though they are the only ones who need the lesson? We need it as well. And think about what you are saying to others. You tell your children, my son, don't do this. But you yourself. What are you doing? So you think about it. This is why to call others towards goodness automatically will help you and it will make you abstain. Allah Subhana Allah protect us. Very
important point. To protect ourselves from sin. Make sure what you're eating is halal.
Make sure what you're wearing is halal. Make sure what you have feed yourself with is halal. There is a hadith where the Prophet speaks about the men making your ad to Allah his clothing is around his food is haram everything is haram How is he going to achieve that? The same applies if a person everything else is haram once one thing is haram The next thing to become haram becomes easier.
Why is it that we say make sure what goes in your mouth is hollow.
When I've eaten food that is haram.
I will achieve energy from that food common sense that energy lacks spirituality totally. It will not achieve pleasure unless it is utilized in haram because it is haram. To start with. This is how the Hadith is at the point where it says nermeen Lachman any portion of meat nametable harami that has been grown on your body through Haram. He cannot be entering
a no Allah. Allah to Allah Haram. The Hadith says if Jenna becomes haram for that, because in Jana, there is only purity, and it's for pure people, for pure bodies and so on. So this is why Let's be careful.
Yesterday I gave an example. I think I will repeat it.
It is said, you see, we have the Hindus. What do they do?
They spend their whole life without eating meat. When they are dedicated, and a lot of them are dedicated, no meat, they are vegetarians their whole life. I'm sure you know a number of them and I do as well.
Think of it their dedication is for a cause that we would consider incorrect. We for a good cause cannot stay away from meat and chicken that is slightly doubtful. Just for a day or two.
For a week or two for a month or two. We cannot do it. Why? Because we need to. We need to eat. Allah protect us. This is what happens. Look at the dedication of the kuffar and the machine. Sometimes we draw a page from them because we should be embarrassed of ourselves. A guy says no man, I'm hungry. There was only this thing here. You know, I know there was nothing there. There was no nothing to confirm its halaal and so on and so forth. And I don't know but you know, I was hungry, and I just said Bismillah
that is this misshapen. That is in the name of shaytan because you are risking so much you may have consumed that your thinking will be haram
because you're going to get energy through that. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us goodness, to respect the older people and visit them is also a means of protecting yourself from sin. It's an act of worship, to go and visit the sick will protect you from sin because you see your friend, he was just like you as healthy as you are now. He's paralyzed. You go and visit him. You start thinking
To visit the graveyard the Hadith says Allah has in common.
go and visit graveyards so that at least you will be able to think of the author of why the afra because it is vichara Hardiman that does increase the remembrance of death which will destroy your own desires.
So, we should not be thinking, Oh, I'm doomed and so on, but think that I'm going to die. Today I was telling someone that you know, we are born and brought in this world in order to prepare for the day we meet Allah. If you have any other idea in your head, you're actually wrong.
I am in this world to prepare for the day I meet Allah, Allah has given me a chance to say look, I'm sending you to the dunya you prepare to meet me, then I bring you to me and you meet me. That's what's happening. Obviously, I've worded it a little bit differently but in essence, that's what it is. Allah created us for a purpose and he has informed us and instructed us about that purpose. You worship Allah correctly, you will be able to meet him You don't want wonders whether even such people will be able to meet Allah Subhana Allah May Allah grant us that nobody really grant us this sweetness of looking at it. One wonders, you know today we get excited we see a car in the shape is
nice. You see something say this house is nice. You see a kitchen while the only light things I haven't yet mentioned anything heavy. Believe me imagine the creator of entire creation Oh May Allah grant us that day.
We should be saying I mean Loudon Allah grant us that day. It is the biggest gift that the movement will have in general is the day they meet Allah. Imagine we will be looking at Allah subhanho wa Taala take a look at the sceneries here. You have as your landing at the airport here Mashallah. Beautiful sugarcane estates and this that everything looks so nice Mashallah, believe me, Jenna is one thing, but to look at Allah is the ultimate. That's the peak Allah granted to us. And May Allah forgive our shortcomings. So this is why we say it's very, very important to visit the CIC to visit the graveyards and so on, obviously, with the limits of the Sherry, when it comes to the women and
so on, we know that there are limits. This is not just a blanket statement, it is something that we need to consider in the light of the Sharia.
Then another very important point
what we hear and what we see, needs to be covered so that it protects us from further sin. When Allah says in some
indeed, you're hearing you're seeing and your thoughts you will be questioned about one might ask but I thought that if you're just thinking about things you're not question if a thought crosses your mind, you're not questioned about it. But when you entertain a thought, you are no question about it. You planning you're sitting you thinking you know and you entertaining it and you achieving and deriving pleasure out of sinful items that you actually bringing on. Now Allah safeguard all of us.
That will lead to another thing, like we say, someone who wants to listen to music, for example, what does he do? It gives them a kick. A person who wants to listen to immoral stories, gives them a kick. This is why it is sinful to relate the sins you committed to other people. Did you ever know that? In levina, your hipbones Tashi alpha heisha to Villa de
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Subhana Allah, those who like to spread the tales of immorality amongst the believing men and women for them is a severe punishment. Today telco makes it easy for us to do that. I dial your landline one hour 59 minutes up, I put a clock it just beep let me put the phone down. I call you back. It's happening in Devon, believe me happening here.
59 minutes PB PP, because I don't want to be charged, put the phone down, pick it up again dial the same number. Why are we talking about this one? And that one, even since they didn't commit, we just landed it? Had they committed it? It's wrong. Why is it wrong? Because you encourage people imagine you hear Oh, this woman is so loose. You know what happened? That guy when this guy did this, and that guy did that they did this? And the man who's listening to the story. He's saying but in his mind shaker is making him think you know what, you can dial a number?
Yes, that's what shapen does. So protect yourself. You didn't hear the story here. No Evil See No Evil why you protect yourself from it. People who don't want to lower their gaze or they look at immorality, someone who's onto pornography, that is a sin which leads to other sins which are even more detrimental. So this is why we say Close the door. What's your what your ears
A year and watch what your eyes see and watch the thoughts because they all translate one to the other and they ultimately become actions and you are known by that.
Very important, may Allah Subhana Allah grant us goodness,
I will now mention two more points in Sharla before I close, the first point is, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was once asked,
he asked the question In fact, he says, What is a Naja Naja meaning savior savior from what from Hellfire you will be saved from hell if you saved yourself from sin. So how to make it easy for me to save myself from hellfire. He said three things.
Leah soccabet. Stay at home as far as possible. People must find you at home unnecessarily. Don't go out and hope the youth are listening to this. It's a tsunami of the prophets Allah Salaam. Find yourself at home, you go out by necessity, something which is important, something where you are achieving something meaningful, you go out no problem. But to just waste your time and so on, it's best to remain at home. The asaka base of your home must be broad and spacious for you, you must enjoy it at home. Because when you're sitting at home, you have to fulfill rights of your wife, your children and so on your parents and whoever your brothers and sisters depending on your age and
Subhanallah you will engage in kiloton peran. Like I was saying earlier on, you need to learn the Quran. You need to try and listen to its meaning learn the Tafseer of it, engage in or make an effort to go to the lessons that are in the massage and listen to them the Hadith the seerah increase your knowledge increasing your knowledge will protect you from sin in
the true people who fear Allah properly or those who know who Allah is and those will know what Islam is all about Allah. So you want to fear Allah properly, you need to know who he is when you know the macom of Allah. And when you know the level and status of Allah, you become a person who realizes how insignificant we are in comparison to Allah subhanho wa Taala and how we cannot assume because Allah has a grip upon me that he can actually at any given moment and make my life upside down.
How they will reason.
So this is why the Hadith says stay at home.
And it starts off by saying control your tongue and lick listen. Control your tongue make sure what you utter is clean. After good words, when Yasaka beta Wookiee Allah hottie attic and cry over your sin, when you've committed a sin immediately repent, immediately cry over it, regret it, regretting a sin will protect you from the next when you've engaged in tobacco from one sin. The next time you're gonna say I've already engaged in tobacco. I'm not doing this again. So many people have had he died through saying after walking out of a nightclub. I'm never going to go back there again. And they haven't been after smoking for years dropping I'm never going to smoke again. They haven't been
there. May Allah make a strong, but are we ready to sacrifice for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the last point, may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us goodness,
we cry, we shed tears, the womb tears that Allah subhanho wa Taala has placed within our eyes
out of the fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala as punishment, read about the punishment of Allah, learn about you. Obviously in Islam, we need to have opened the mercy of Allah. But sometimes too much hope in the mercy of Allah leads us to sin. How many people send
him a loved one forgive Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. That is dangerous, very dangerous, because you're playing a game with Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is why it's important to balance it by learning what the punishment in Hell is all about. Learn about what Nabi sallallahu Sallam saw when he went up for Mirage, learn about it will lie He it is hazy. And we start thinking we can begin to cry just by listening to it. Allah subhanho wa Taala grounders the tears of mercy. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open our doors and really May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it difficult for us to sin to the degree that we become people who are role models to our own children and family
members. And we can be people who are torch bearers of the deen, believe me, the dean will continue only if we make an effort
as muslimeen but personally if I do not make an effort, Allah will replace me with someone else to make that effort. Same applies to all of us. You don't want Allah says yesterday.
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