Never Lose Hope in the Mercy Of Allah
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2013-12-06 Jumuah – Wellawatte Jumuah Masjid, Colombo 06, Sri Lanka. The quality of the audio is unfortunately lower than usual, apologies for any inconvenience.
Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah Hilary has done it has a watermark una una de la la de la wash hadoo Allah Allah Allahu la sharika wash Havana Mohammed and Abdo Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam ah Baraka Allah, Allah Allah He was happy. Woman silica parihaka homosassa Alanna j moda Abbe de Joachim Ella Yomi de
la Eva de la de PUE, Yeoman to Jonah de la la tomato of Kowloon FCM, cassava home La Jolla moon, my brothers and sisters in Islam. It is important for every single one of us to know that the true belief in Allah subhanho wa Taala is very closely connected to the balance between hope and fear. A person who has the correct balance between the hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala has mercy and the fear from his punishment will be able to lead a life that is the best spiritually and at the same time full of contentment, whilst going through the difficulties of this dunya. However,
in today's world where we find ourselves facing great difficulty, we find ourselves facing so many other issues where people have been diverted. People are becoming so materialistic. And at the same time, people have so many different issues relating to one another, not everyone is on the same spiritual level. Not everyone is on the same spiritual level. Not everyone has the same goal and aim in life. So, so many people are drowning in trying to live a life of comfort that we forget sometimes the link with Allah subhanho wa Taala
it is important that this particular time to reiterate and to stress that people can let us down but Allah will never let us down. If a person promises you, he might break his promise because of his weakness. Although as believers, we should not be breaking our promises. But Allah subhanho wa Taala will never ever let us down if he promises he will always fulfill that promise. So it is the hope in Allah that we have over and above everything else. Sometimes we try our best, we have a salary, we have a family, we have so many good things in life, but we are let down sometimes by various aspects we have the loss of a family member, may Allah grant them all gender. We have sometimes turbulence
in marriage, for reasons that are beyond our control. Sometimes, we have sometimes disability of our own selves or children, all these are challenges that we are facing. But if we have hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, we will be able to understand the bigger picture, we will be able to realize that there is something more than just the material goodness of this world or the pleasure of this particular dunya.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala he has in the Quran made it very, very clear that he loves to forgive, and he loves us so much that He gets so happy when we seek forgiveness. Never ever do we find in the Quran, Allah saying that he will reject the Toba of an individual who does Toba correctly, if I am to repent to Allah. Never ever will he rejected. Have you thought about that? It's amazing. It's a gift of Allah. If you turn to Allah, and if you ask Him to forgive you, regretting your sin, admitting your fault, asking for forgiveness, promising not to do it again. He will definitely forgive the sin and wipe it out. Imagine how merciful he is. So shavon does not like this because
from the very beginning from the time of Adam alayhis, Salaam shavon promised that he will definitely lead men astray. And he will make sure that men worships all besides Allah. So Allah says, you can do what you like. shavon but I know my worship is when they end to me, I will forgive them completely amazing. This is why in an aeration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that Allah subhanho wa Taala has said that whoever strives to come to me even a hand span I come to him an entire foot, which means no matter how much we try to get closer to Allah, Allah gets even closer to us. The trial is ours. If a person walks towards Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, I
rushed towards him meaning I will come to him faster and quicker than he can come to me.
How many of us are ready to try to walk towards Allah
Anahata Allah, we leave the sins that are glaring us in our faces as we walk out of the house of Allah subhanho wa Taala in the societies and communities we live in. Sin has become so easy to cheat a person to make $1 or a little bit of money has become so easy, but to lead an upright life has become more and more difficult. So, in these days, it's important for us to know Allah loves you, my brother, Allah loves you, my sister, and he is waiting for you to turn to Him. And if you turn to Him, never ever feel despairing. never feel rejected, because that rejection is definitely a sign of the clutches of the devil. Like Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Only arriba de la Vina
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E M. O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, tell my worshippers look at the word used. Allah says, cool. Yeah, Eva de se O Muhammad sallahu wa salam, O my worshippers, which means the worshipers of Allah, all my worshipers who have transgressed against themselves. So a person who has transgressed against himself, and he has made that operation by sinning against himself. He is still known as the worship of Allah. Allah says, ebody my worship is amazing. Imagine the rejection if, if the rejection was the precedent, Allah would not say, Oh, my worship is allowed, say, oh, worshipers of the devil who have transgressed against themselves? That's what he would have said. But no, he wants
to reiterate that the President is You are my worshipers. You are my worship is even if you have faltered a little bit here and there, you need to know what is the rest of the message. So what is the rest of the message? Allah says, Oh, my worshipers who have sinned against themselves,
never lose hope, in the mercy of a law, amazing ally, saying, Oh, my worshipers who have wronged against themselves who have sinned against themselves, never lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. For indeed, he will forgive all your sins in Allaha Yoruba, Jamie, ah, Indeed Allah will forgive the sins all of them. For as long as we repent, we will be considered the worshipers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Inna who will afford over him. Indeed it is he who is most forgiving, Most Merciful imagine, Allah is declaring that he is most forgiving, Most Merciful. From this, there are alumna of the Sierra have explained that those who lose hope in the mercy of Allah
have been swindled into the obedience of the devil. Because it is the devil that makes us lose hope in the mercy of Allah. We have Allah subhanho wa Taala, telling us that I am the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. I consider you my worshipers.
And the devil says no Allah forgiving you, He will not forgive. So we have two statements, the statement of the devil, trying to convince us that Allah will not forgive us because we have gone beyond the limit. And we have the statement of Allah saying that I will forgive you for as long as you are asking for that forgiveness, feeling the regrets? Which statement is more powerful. Woman dako mina la de la woman, de camino de la he had Eva, can they have anyone more truthful than Allah in his statements? And in what he says no, Allah is the most truthful, he is the truth. In fact, one of his names, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us and to grant us from that mercy. I mean,
so my brothers and sisters, no matter what you have done, let there be a turning point in your life sooner than later. I do not have a guarantee as to how long I'm going to live. But I have a guarantee that I am going to meet with Allah subhanho wa Taala. I do not have a guarantee about life, but I have a guarantee about death. Have you thought of that? If I were to ask you can you guarantee me You are going to live you have to say I cannot guarantee you and if I were to ask, can you guarantee me that you are going to die He will say yes, I guarantee that luck. But yet we lead our lives the opposite way around the other way around, as though we have a guarantee for life. And
as though death is never going to come to us. If I were to ask you now who feels like they are going to last up to the end of the sermon. A lot of us might not put up our hands, but within our
You'll say I think I will last I think I will last. That is the nature of man. Wish a fan keeps on push us further and further. another five minutes another 10 minutes and this is why we lack preparation for the day. We are going to meet the superb, the greatest, the most beautiful of all so panela my maker and yours if you feel there is someone good looking. If you feel there is a person of the opposite sex that you are attracted to, you need to know all these are just the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala mere mortals whom as age overtakes them, they begin to wrinkle whether they like it or not Allah subhanho wa Taala we have no clue Suhana bl Allah The only reparation he has
the hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala together with the few deeds that we are trying to engage in my brothers this was a delightful feeling when we think that Allah loves us, no matter what you've done, there is never a time when you are right off or when you are written off completely. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not do that.
A person who associates in the worship of others besides Allah, even that person, for as long as they are living for as long as they are breathing, they can always turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala worship Him alone turned to him alone. That is the whole purpose of creation was for us to worship Allah alone. A young Ghana Budo iya monastery dairy we utter this so many times a day in Salah, your Salah is not complete your Raka your unit is not complete unless you have uttered the words in Ghana and Budo what a young Ghana's dying you alone we worship you alone we ask for help. Have you ever asked yourself why is it that Allah makes us repeat this every single unit of Salah
why is it that the statement is so important? The reason is the entire dunya the whole universe and entire creation has been created upon that particular verse. Yeah Jana Buddha yeah Ghana's dying, you alone our maker, shall we worship you alone Shall we ask for help. When a person dies on the condition of association of partnership with Allah and they have not engaged in Toba then they have asked for trouble. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us. The only time Allah says I will not forgive imagine. Like we say Allah will always forgive. For as long as you have asked for forgiveness, the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu the companions of Muhammad May peace be upon him, and May
Allah blessings be upon them all before they accepted Islam. Almost all of them were known as mushrikeen. They used to worship stones, they used to worship sticks in idols, sometimes even a portion of their food and so on. And they used to have these items and elements of creation that they used to worship. Even with them. They were transformed into the best of creation after the messengers of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Immediately upon declaring a shadow Allah ilaha illallah wa shadow, Mohammed Abu rasuluh, I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship, besides Allah, my maker, the one who made me, nobody is going to extract out of me an act of worship besides my maker,
that is what is also meant by Asha to Allah, Allah in the law. Nobody is going to be worshipped by me besides my own maker and I bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one who will teach me how to worship that same maker of mine was aduana Mohammedan. Abu who are a pseudo he was a messenger that came from the maker to teach us what the maker wants of us. This is why it's important for us to know that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not just leave us without a guide, he sent a guide to us. The difficulty is we are too lazy to go through the message of Allah that was brought to us through the same guide. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us paradise through the intercession
of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So those who then die in the condition of shield, Allah says, in Allah Allah
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Allah subhanho wa Taala will not forgive those who die upon shearing who die upon association of partnership with Allah at all, unless obviously they have sought forgiveness prior to them.
He says he will forgive. Besides that, anyone and anything that he wills and he wishes, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. But if a person has asked for trouble, then it is up to Allah how he will deal with them. May Allah subhanahu wa taala forgive us all. We are still living my brothers and sisters, we are still breathing, we need to constantly ask for the forgiveness of Allah hoping in his mercy. So if you look at the life of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, you will find something very interesting. He was in a be of Allah, he was the best of creation. He was the highest of all the prophets of Allah subhanho wa Taala. He was on the right on the top. He was sinless,
spotless, but Allah subhanho wa Taala has kept it such that he Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to ask Allah for forgiveness up to 100 times a day, although he did not need it at all. So what was the purpose? one of the purposes is, oh, you followers of Mohammed May peace be upon him? Do you engage in that type of seeking of forgiveness up to 100 times a day following Muhammad? sallallahu alayhi wasallam example? The answer in most of our cases is No, we don't. If I were to ask you and you can answer it in your heart. How many of us seek forgiveness of Allah, up to 100 times a day, a lot of us would think to ourselves, we don't and those who do sometimes we just have a small counter
known as a Subha. orators v. And we pay lip service to the seeking of forgiveness by saying a sovereign law so quick, that even the latest of the motor vehicles cannot move that fast. It happens, where we don't even know what we've uttered. We say words with our tongues and we don't even mean it. As soon as we've said one full just be how far we think that that is the best way of doing things. As we walk out of the masjid, we are back in the same sin that we committed before we walked into the masjid May Allah subhanahu wa taala safeguard us. So how can we have hope in the mercy of Allah when we don't even ask for his forgiveness?
It is only those who want to turn to Allah that Allah will guide and have mercy upon when we say blanket mercy which means completely
you are looking for the mercy of Allah. Rahim we are almost forgiving, almost merciful. Forgive me Allah say that in the language you understand. Repeated so many times a day, almost merciful. I am a person who has sinned. Some of the sins I know. Some are major, some are minor. Some of the sins I don't even know I've committed, oh my owner, forgive me. Have mercy on me. Believe me. Those type of wound statements that will come from your heart, they will result in the elevation of your status in the eyes of Allah subhanho wa Taala He will definitely have mercy upon you. You feel a calm upon your heart. If you have uttered those words in an upright way, in the correct way. May Allah
subhanahu wa taala Have mercy on all of us. So Allah is the most merciful, so merciful that when a person has declared his acceptance of Islam, the Hadith says in Islam I a Jew buma Kabbalah that Islam, when you accept Islam, it deletes the evil that you have done in the past. What about the good that you have done in the past? If a person has done bad in the past, and then they accept Islam, the bad is wiped out. But the good remains, imagine. Did you know that the good will remain even though it was done prior to Islam, but the fact the person accepted Islam, Allah subhanho wa Taala as Mercy is such that the formatting is selective, it only formats that which is sinful and
evil, and that which is bad. As for that which is good, it will be carried through and it will come still on the scales of the individual. May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, a lot of us are unaware of this. And we think that when you accept Islam, you start with a clean slate. The reality is you start with a slate that is full of good deeds, if you have had any, even though they were done prior to Islam, may Allah subhanho wa Taala Have mercy on all of us. So much so that the person who repeats the same thing happens for them, because repentance also deletes the past and the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala says it's so beautifully, that the mercy of Allah dictates that if you were
to do good deeds after repentance, it is not enough for us only to forgive you.
Let me explain that in different wording. When we do a bad deed and we say Allah, forgive me
And we are sincere, we regret it. We promised not to do it again. When we walk out Allah says, I have forgiven you.
But after that day if we increase the good deeds that we have done, so Allah says My servants, it is not enough for me only to forgive you. But all the bad that you have committed in the past that I have already forgiven. I would like to read compensate all that by converting it into good deed in a way that you will see the fruits of your Toba of your repentance. So Allah says
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After making mention of a whole host of sins, Allah says the people deserve punishment who commit sins, but those who
ask Allah as forgiveness and thereafter do good deeds. So there are two things taba what am ia lasallian, those who have asked the last forgiveness and they then do good deeds. Allah says those people, we will convert the bad that they have done in the past into good deeds on the right side of the scale, because Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful, amazing how can we lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala when he tells us that what you have done in terms of bad I wiped it out, but not only wipe out now that you have done good deeds only after that I've taken all the bad and converted into good May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us all, and May He grant us goodness. Once the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with his companions was passing by there was a lady who was breastfeeding her child and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to explain how merciful Allah is. So he asks his companions, he says, Do you see this woman who is breastfeeding or suckling the little child ever throwing the child into the fire? And immediately they said, No, it's not possible when you see a mother, who has had her own child who is suckling that child, there is so much of cuddling, there is so much of mercy, there is so much of connection, there is so much of good relation and link that you will never find that particular mother daring to think that she is
going to throw the child into an inferno. Never, it won't happen. But if we take an even closer look, we will come to realize that even if the child has to urinate on the mother, or vomit on the mother, that thought will not cross to say let me throw the child into a fire. Although what happened was terrible. What happened was maybe an embarrassment according to some conditions, but the mother is still so merciful. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says, I want you to know that Allah has much more mercy upon every one of you, then this woman can ever have on this particular child so can Allah Subhana Allah, my brothers and sisters, look at the mercy of Allah.
Like I said, it brings a warmth to the heart and the beautiful feeling that we owe our existence to Allah who is most forgiving and most merciful. Imagine if we had a Rob, who was just punishing us for every single thing we did, without even having a door of repentance, what would have happened to us, we would be living a life full of doom. But Allah's mercy dictates that there is always a door of repentance opened, please, my brothers and sisters, let us use that door, we will be able to enter agenda by the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So these are a few words that I have shared with you today in order to motivate yourselves and myself to be able to ask for the mercy of Allah
to be able to do deeds that will invoke the mercy of Allah that will call upon that Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala he is indeed a foreign Rahim on most forgiving, Most Merciful. All of us are aware of the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to start off any deed any good deed or any action with the term Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim In the Name of Allah, the most forgiving, Most Merciful, we utter that word or we should be uttering that sentence many times in the day, whether it is in the Salah, or the prayer, or whether it is as we are embarking or disembarking from our vehicles or eating or whatever else it is the term Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim is a very very
powerful sentence In the name of Allah ma
forgiving, Most Merciful. Let us add one more thing to that sentence. Let us add a pause to think of what you have just said. A lot of us say Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim, not really thinking what it means not really thinking how deep and powerful the statement is from today, whenever we say Bismillahi Rahmani Raheem, we should pause for a moment for a split moment to think what did I just say? Oh, what am I saying? And you will find the mercy of Allah envelop your heart and your entire existence. It is only through the mercy of Allah that we are breathing. It is only to them through the mercy of Allah that we are seated here in his house. It is only through the mercy of Allah that
we have whatever we have, oh man, do not look at the few issues and problems you might be going through in life and declare that your Rob has no mercy. Never do that. Because there are millions of other things that we turned a blind eye against. And we don't realize that it is only the mercy of Allah that has given us these items. Sometimes, even that which is negative comes to us through the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala because he wants us to turn to Him, and He wants us to have a closer relation with him. Some people never read Salah, some people never turned to Allah. Some people do not dress appropriately. But the mercy of Allah is so great that he inflicts them with a
little bit of negativity. So something makes them come to the house of Allah to ask for prayers, or to pray himself asking Allah after a long life full of goodness, when Allah subhanho wa Taala afflicted the person with what they may term is difficulty.
So that type of difficulty was actually the mercy of Allah. People have sickness sometimes out of the love of Allah, because Allah says my wish, if you are not calling out to me, you are not turning to me. Let me do something to you out of my love that will bring you to my house that will bring you closer to my worship. So suddenly we become sick. Suddenly we lose a child, suddenly something happens to us. May Allah have mercy on us all. That is life. That is the way of life and the system of life. We need to get to paradise in order to taste what is the perfect everlasting life. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us that paradise through His mercy akula holy hada Allahu Allah come
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