Ramadan 2021 Boost 20 – Seek Forgiveness & Forgive others, but don’t Forget!

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Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakato My beloved brothers and sisters, a very important lesson when we would like to seek the forgiveness of Allah we need to say beautiful words praise Allah subhanho wa Taala we seek forgiveness from Allah, we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Sallallahu sallam, and we ask our need, and then we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad Salah solemn again at the end and our supplication is complete. Now, one thing to earn the forgiveness of Allah we must remember, there are many different wordings you can use any words if it's not within Salah itself, you can actually use any language to be honest with you. You just need

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to be genuine, sincere and Allah will always forgive you remember that Allah will always forgive you. So with the prophets Allah Sanam was asked by his wife, our mother, I shall be Allah and if I were to witness the Night of Decree laylatul Qadr, what should I say? He said, say Allah home My inaka are 412 hibbeler, four, four and ni, O Allah, you are most forgiving, you love to forgive, so forgive me.

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As simple as that, yes, as simple as that. As simple as that. Oh Allah, you are most forgiving. You love to forgive, so forgive me. For me, what's more important than than anything is to understand these qualities of Allah, Allah is our full, Allah is most forgiving, you know, he just forgives a laugh. It's okay, you know? That's it. It's fine. You know, you just tripped over someone. Well, that's a mistake. And they said, Okay. Reminds me when someone does something wrong, you know? And then Allah says, okay, you sought forgiveness. It's done. Allahu Akbar. And then to hit Bulava, you love to do that, Oh Allah, Allah loves to do that. I mean, human beings will get irritated. When you

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when you did something wrong once, twice, thrice. By that time a human being would probably punish you in a tremendous way. But Allah says no, if you The more you seek forgiveness, the more you have understood that your maker can either punish you or forgive you. Now that you've recognized me I forgive you. That's Allah. Allah Abdi and Allah who Robin Yeah, how to be them. Beware of Pharaoh, which only refer to

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Allah tells the angels at that point that you know, my slave has recognized that he has a lord who can, meaning whom he is answerable to, who can punish him or forgive him. So now I want you to bear witness, oh, my angels that I forgiven him.

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So behind Allah, that's a beautiful too. And now a quick question.

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you achieve forgiveness more readily when you are prepared to forgive others. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, to note as well, well, yeah, for Well, yes. faco Allah to him. Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah for rain, you know, forgiven embrace, will you not like Allah to forgive you? For Indeed, Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. Now, Allah knows we are human beings, and he knows we have a heart and we knows we feel hurt. And he knows that we might find it difficult to forgive. He asks us to look into the matter seriously, you may forgive and you should forgive. And you should try and forgive. But the question is, what if I can't forget what was done? You never, ever need to

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forget what happened. You don't need to, if over time you have forgotten, it was good, because the relationship might have built and you forgot what happened. Or it slipped your mind or it is no longer in the front of your mind. But initially, it's very difficult. And, you know, sometimes you don't even need to interact with the people you forgiven, but you've let go. This is something that many people don't understand. I've spoken about it in the past. And I'm speaking about it again, because someone's asked me a question. And this is the answer to it. You forgive, but you don't forget.

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That's it. And you forgive. It doesn't mean you need to embrace to forgive is one act of worship, which is more important to embrace is another act of worship, which is not as important as the Forgiving, because sometimes, you might have a person who is really a nasty person, you forgiven them, they may not be genuine in seeking that forgiveness. You may you may not know you're a human being, but you've let it go. But you want to limit your interactions with them. Bravo, that's actually a good thing. So panela it's good to limit your interactions with those who may be toxic. Those who may not have changed their ways, I can't handle being in their company. It's very

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stressful. My mind has a pressure on it whenever I'm with this person. I feel so you know strongly about not being with them.

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It just stresses me and gives me the jitters or I get depressed, whatever else it may be, you just don't want to be with a no problem. There's nothing that says you have to be with them. They've wronged you in the past, they belittle you, they mocked you, they lie about you, they cause problems for you. You can minimize your relationship with impart, you've forgiven them more Am I going to hold it in my heart for It's okay, forgiven. That's a very important lesson, I thought I'd share that with you. It's Ramadan. We want to forgive but let's be genuine. And there are a lot of us out there who are nasty people, I'll be honest with you. There are a lot of us out there who are nasty

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to someone in our lives, be it a parent, one of your in laws, maybe a sister in law, maybe a sister, maybe a brother, sometimes we're very nasty to them. And you know what it? It's just because we think we have an advantage over them. And so we say bad words, we say cutting remarks, we make people cry, they cry quietly because of us. They cry because of what we said because of what we've done. They are hurt, their heart is painting those type of people, Allah watches What's going on? Allah knows, don't think you're a big deal. And you're a powerful person and so on. You know, it's very serious. You make people cry for what? Why did you do that you know, in with your words, you

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think you are superior, you think you're the boss, you think you're the big person you think you are the one who can dictate the pace, not at all, Allah dictates the pace, not you. So if you would like to make someone else's life difficult, I've said it, Allah creates a person, or a situation where your life will become difficult, even worse, just wait for the day. But if we seek forgiveness, we can save ourselves, we seek forgiveness, we can earn the pleasure of Allah. So I thought I'd just share a few of these words with you to say, let's seek the forgiveness of Allah, let's forgive others as well. You don't necessarily have to forget what happened. You're just a human being. But

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at the same time, you will always

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you know, be a content person because you've let it go. And you know, in your heart, I don't hold things, it's fine. I don't have a spot in my heart to hold things against those who have said or did things against me because I ultimately just want generally, it's a very high level of thinking. Because when people do something against you, they can spread rumors, they can do things. And now with social media, it goes far and wide. They've said nasty, ugly things about you, untruths about you, they've spread it, they've said whatever, and it's gone to the whole world, you have an option, you have many options, the best option is just forgiving them, let it go. Don't hold it against

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anyone and just, that's it. I don't want to interact. I don't want to talk to these people. But okay, I don't hold it in my heart. I just, I want to have a clean heart when I sleep every night and that's it, and inshallah with that I want genital feathers. The reason I say this is because of the Hadith where the Prophet Solomon pointed out a companion who always looks at his heart and takes out from his heart, any ill feeling against anyone else. And he says, well, that man is from Paradise, he's going to get paradise. So for me, there's a lot of ways of getting paradise and we are trying very hard. One of the beautiful ways isn't just let go of things you let go Alesis will let go of

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all your sins and everything. And it will give you gentle metal for those May Allah grant us genital favoritos. Allah forgive our shortcomings, Apolo Kohli Halla was Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah volcat