Mufti Menk – Seek Forgiveness In The Closest State To Allah

Mufti Menk
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the importance of asking for forgiveness in schools of thought, rather than just sending a simple " Aveem." They suggest that asking for forgiveness is the starting point and that it is mandatory in some schools of thought. The speaker then describes a specific example where a slave is asked for forgiveness, and uses the phrase "verbalipped choice" to describe the situation.
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To seek forgiveness of Allah is something that

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is the starting point. When you want to

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ask Allah something, the closest you can ever

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be is sujood,

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prostration.

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The closest that a slave can ever be

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to their Lord is

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in the condition of prostration.

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Now I was telling you between the two

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prostrations we say Rabbirli.

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Do you know that dua? You're supposed to

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be making a dua at different times, right,

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in your prayer. One of them is between

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the two prostrations

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in some of the schools of thought it's

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actually mandatory and some of them it's not

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mandatory. But what is the dua? The dua

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is rabilfirli.

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That's the simple part of it. A simple

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way. You could say a slightly longer dua.

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The point I'm raising is, oh Allah forgive

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me. I went down prostrated. I said, Subhanahu,

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Rabbi Allah, You are the greatest, O my

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Lord. Glory be to the One who made

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me, the One who is in control of

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every aspect of my existence. And what are

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we saying? You are the highest. Come up

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from sujood. You say, Allahu Akbar and say,

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Rabbir Fili, O Allah forgive me. Who is

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going to forgive you? The one who you

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just described in your sujood. And then you

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go back to another sujood. SubhanAllah.

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Amazing.

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