Ramadan 2022 – Reconnecting with Revelation #20 – The book of deeds
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AsSalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh my brothers, my sisters, we do good deeds, we do bad deeds, we are human beings, we should be having more good deeds than bad deeds. And that makes a good human Subhan Allah, Allah Almighty knows that you're a human being, and Allah Almighty knows that you will falter. But Allah Almighty expects you to do so many good deeds that they have drowned the bad, they they are much more than the bad that you have done, then you're considered a good person. If you faltered a few times in your life, and you predominantly do a lot of good, good news to you. But if you do a lot of bad and sometimes you do a few good deeds, then you have to work on
yourself. The gift of Allah Almighty, for all of us is that he doesn't just judge us based on one thing, like, you know, if you've ever done bad, that's it, you're out. He says if you've done bad, you can wipe it out by doing good in Al Hasan at you the hipness. sejati minus sins are wiped out by the mere fact that you have followed them up with a lot of good deeds. So therefore do good deeds. This is a powerful point. My brothers, my sisters, you've done something wrong. How do you what do you do you seek Allah's forgiveness? Yes, but you do a lot of good deeds so that it eclipses the bad, it will actually eradicate the bad Subhanallah if you sought forgiveness, it's wiped out
completely as well. Sometimes man feels that, you know, perhaps I'm not forgiven. Allah Almighty forgives you. Shaytan makes you think that you're not forgiven. But Allah grants you acceptance, to do more deeds, more good deeds than bad when you're a good person. Now, you do find sometimes, well, we'll pray by the way we will perhaps read the verse of the Quran by the way, we might just do a random good deed. And those are the two three good deeds we've done, but the whole day was evil, bad haram, sinful, whatever else it may be, well, then we need to change. We definitely need to change that. Here. Allah Almighty, beautifully says to us in Surah Al Anbiya, that he places the scales of
justice on the Day of Judgment, so nobody will be oppressed. Verse number 47. One hola hola. My was in Bali, I will mill ki merciful to lamona.
Allah says, and we placed the scales of justice, this is speaking of the Day of Judgment, on the Day of Judgment, so none shall be oppressed or wronged in any way.
If you have done wrong to someone, it's going to be brought forth on the Day of Judgment. If someone has done wrong against You, it's going to be brought forth on the Day of Judgment, there is no way that you're going to be able to run away from it, there is no way that you're going to be able to hide it, there is no way that you're going to be able to deny it in any way. And similarly, if the person has forgiven you on earth before you died, good news to you. So ask forgiveness from the people for what you've done against them. And ask forgiveness from Allah for the general sins that you've committed. May Allah forgive us?
So my brothers, my sisters, look at the justice of Allah. He says, we're going to put a scale and we're going to serve the justice. What is this purpose of the scale? Well, the scale would have good on one side and bad on the other. So the general person is being judged by Allah. Allah has kept aside a whole day known as the day of judgment. So Allah is going to judge you, And subhanAllah
if you have done more good than bad, then Allah says for you is paradise. And if you have done more bad than good and Allah says you will need to go and pay in hellfire before you come to paradise. And Allah says, I may choose and decide to forgive,
if I will, and we're all hoping in the mercy of Allah to be honest. We've heard He is the Most Merciful, the Most forgiving, we believe in His names and qualities. He is the Most Compassionate, the most kind. So what would you like from a Lord who is merciful? What would you like from a Lord who
Calls himself on many occasions or in many places in Revelation, or hum Urara. He means the Most Merciful from all those who have mercy, the most forgiving, he calls himself. R Rahman R. Rahim, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful, two different types of mercy. He mentions here, a specialized one, and a general one. Amazing. He calls himself to worship the one Who accepts repentance, the one who is Subhanallah, the most kind, the most compassionate. What do you want from a Lord of that nature? And Lord, who is with those qualities and names? We believe in this? So my brothers and sisters, when your good deeds are more than your bad deeds, good news, when your bad deeds are more than your
good deeds, bad news, but Allah can still forgive you. Like we've said in a previous episode besides Sheikh that he has chosen not to forgive. He has said I may forgive everything and anything else. It's okay. I may. It's up to me. So develop a link with Allah be a kind person, be compassionate, build your character, build your conduct, engage in acts of worship solely for your maker in a correct way. Do acts of worship that will make you proud on the Day of Judgment, when you see the result of these acts of worship, that were beautiful because they were in conformance with what was taught by Allah through revelation. When you reconnect with Revelation, you put aside all that which
is not from Allah, in terms of acts of worship, my brothers, my sisters, do you know
that the scales of justice are so beautiful that as soon as they start tipping in the right direction, there is excitement? There is excitement, and we already begin to feel that happiness and we are given the results of it. And Allah says from anthropol at miroir, Zeno Fabula, eco homomorphic, those whose good good deeds outweigh the bad, they are heavier. They are the successful, he didn't say those who don't have bad deeds you may have you are a human being, you may have a few bad deeds, we're not condoning them. We're not encouraging them, but we're simply giving you hope to say, this is Allah this is how he will judge. Mashallah, so you have a lot of good
deeds, heavy ones. And guess what? He gives you the book of good deeds.
When you get your book, and you see you've succeeded, you're excited like a child who's just got his results of a big examination and he goes to his parents and the others and says, Here's my announcement, I got all A's, Masha, Allah, may Allah grant us straight A's. I mean, I mean, my brothers, my sisters, that is Allah
when the book of deeds is given to you, and when you see the results on the scale, the excitement is so great. It reminds me of a person, for example, who whose examination paper is being marked and they've crossed the 50%. Mark.
Now they know they've passed and they cross 60, then they cross 70, then they cross 80. Now they know from the C It's a B from a B, it's an A from an A, it's an A star, and they're passing with distinction and they're excited but the excitement already started at 50%. May Allah Almighty grant us that beautiful excitement. So that is definitely the Mercy of Allah Almighty now.
Allah says in the Quran from a YAML min asylee heart You are who are more minion Fela COFRA kufra analysts ie a person who does good deeds and is a believer, we will never ever delete those. You know, the effort of that person, it's not going to disappear suddenly. So remember, when you've done good, it will stay when you've done bad, you can delete it. You nobody would ever say Oh, I did all these good deeds. Can you just,
you know, take them away. I don't want the reward of them. You can't say that. Nobody in their sane mind would say that. But if it's sinful, then we definitely say Oh ALLAH forgive our sins. So Allah is telling us, you won't lose your good deeds. The only time you may is if you have wronged a fellow human being and you have to pay with your deeds, then you're in trouble. But otherwise Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us very clearly, you know what your good deeds.
You just keep them intact. When you come on the Day of Judgment. You will find your good deeds. We're not going to delete them but your bad we wait. We may delete them, even if you haven't sought the forgiveness. But you've arrived on the Day of Judgment. It's our disk
Question like I gave you the one exception of Sheikh, the rest of it. Still the Mercy of Allah encompasses all of that. May Allah have mercy on us. May Allah make us from among the hopeful ones. Allah knows we are weak he knows we are human beings. He knows where we stand. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us entry into paradise without reckoning. I mean, Yara be Akula Kohli had SallAllahu wasallam albaraka ala Nabina Muhammad kita Boon
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