Channel: Mufti Menk
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim, Al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Allah, Allah, he was happy as remain. My brothers and sisters, every one of us wants to achieve the forgiveness of Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has said that he will forgive everyone who seeks forgiveness. So just to put things into perspective, no matter what you've done, if you seek the forgiveness of Allah, you change your ways, you promise Allah, you're not going to do it again, Allah will forgive you completely. And always remember that. And shaytans plan is that he makes you repeat the sin, out of human nature, you may fall again. But Allah's plan is that when you fall again, you come back
again. And if you fallen again, you come back again and so on.
They will come a time when they will definitely come a time when the gap between the sins is less sorry, is more. Which means, say you committed a sin today, when you become conscious of Allah, instead of committing it every seven days, it now becomes 14 to 21 days. Is that an achievement? As bad as the sin is the fact that you're not committing it so often is from a certain angle and achievement. thank Allah for that. Make that gap bigger. A young boy told me I'm hooked on to pornography. What should I do? So we started helping him and he realized that the gap between the little bouts that he had of watching pornography, were much larger, bigger. So instead of everyday,
it became once in a while random and after that, he stopped it completely Subhan Allah, that's the plan of Allah when you start loving, leaving bad for the sake of Allah, Allah will love you and help you to leave the bed.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease. So never lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Always seek the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But we have a major problem. Because we are taught that there are certain people Allah doesn't forgive, I need to know who they are because I don't want to be from among them. So if you look at certain Hadith, certain occasions, for example, the hadith of Miss Misha ban, the Hadith of the half of Ramadan, the half of Siobhan, where it is reported that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives all those besides certain people. Who are those certain people, that Hadith is in soon an imager. And although the scholars have spoken about its authenticity, or
whether it's authentic or not, the point being driven home is actually a point that is agreed upon by all to say, if you want to achieve the forgiveness of Allah, save yourself from the following. Number one, I'll mushnik slate. The first word is a mushrik. That Hadith says a person who associates partners with Allah in worship, Allah says I won't forgive that person.
But now I said earlier, no matter what you've done, if you seek forgiveness, Allah will forgive you look at the companions of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam they will all mushriks at one stage. They were all people who associated partners with Allah in the meccan period, those from Mecca. That's what they were, they were mostly kin of Mecca.
Because they sought forgiveness and change their ways Allah forgave them. But we're talking of a person who passes away and he did not seek forgiveness or she did not seek forgiveness. Allah says I can forgive everything but she I won't forgive in Allah.
Why am I doing it Kelly me?
Allah has chosen and declared and dictated that he will not forgive association of partnership in worship with him. But besides that, he may forgive whatever he wills. So that's something interesting. I need to constantly ask myself is this that I'm doing Sheikh and don't be afraid of that question. And if there is something doubtful, the better thing to do is to leave it. Quit it. This is doubtful I may earn the anger of Allah. If that is the case. I don't want to even risk ending the anger of Allah I'll just leave it out. But let's move on besides shear, there are certain things that Allah subhanho wa Taala says when he forgives all people, certain categories, he won't
The second one is Al Masha, when a person who holds in his heart, grudge and hate and Ill feeling and malice towards others, clean your heart. My brothers and sisters, if you're a movement and you want paradise, clean your heart, even those who you disagree with, or those who disagree with you just have a clean feeling towards them, even people who hate you, and who don't like you, in your heart, you don't need to have that enmity and hatred and malice and dirt. But rather, you can stay away comfortably, but with respect, with dignity, with kindness, with good words. You see, when there are two people and they don't like each other, you find one swearing the other. One backbiting
about the other. And he is showing his enmity and hatred and the other adjusting handler. How are you my brother? Salaam Alaikum. Everything okay? And that's it. He doesn't say much more. But in his heart, he doesn't hold the grudge. He says Nevermind. That's my brother. He doesn't like me. We have a misunderstanding. Perhaps Allah will one day sought out his heart. As for my heart is clean. That is a movement you deserve Jenna, do you know why? The Hadith of the prophets of Salaam once he pointed at a companion who was walking away and he told his companions if you want to see a person from Paradise, that's the man. So they followed him trying to find out what exactly is he doing and
so on. And they found Subhana Allah, that this person was not doing more a bad day or extra things. But what he did say is there is only one thing I know that I do every night. Before I reclined, I clean my heart of hatred, enmity, malice, jealousy, etc, etc. against anyone else. And the process alum confirmed that that was a quality of Jenna. That's why the process lm says, if you are able, when you're reclining at night, to clean your heart, and there is no Hill only ahead. That means there is no ill feeling against others, then do it. Allah will grant you the reward of it and the reward of it is Jana Subhana, Allah. So look at how Allah says he doesn't forgive Shere Khan one
hand because that's the Association of partnership in worship with him. And on the other hand, he doesn't forgive those who have infilling against his creation, because Allah created and Allah put people in your in your life in order to test you. We've said that many times. Allah makes you cross the path of a person to test you. Will you be just unfair? Or are you going to just vent and be a person who thinks that he is superior to everybody else? If that's the case, you won't achieve forgiveness that easily because another quality that is mentioned is almost below, fell back. A person who lengthens his clothing well below his ankles. It is depictive of pride. So the quality
that Allah does not like is the quality of pride. When you are a person who is full of proud pride, and you're proud where you belittle others. In that particular case, it's going to be tough for you to be forgiven by Allah. Allah says I don't like the one who is proud and arrogant. The Quran says that in Allah Allah you hit bucola mactan for whom Allah doesn't like those who are you know, haughty, and they, they belittle others?
They are proud. So the Sahaba the Allahu anhu when the prophets of Salaam one said layer the whole Janata man can have a TLB Miss Carla Huberty Minh her deli min kibble. He will not enter Paradise in whose heart is even a mustard seeds wait worth of pride. So the Sahaba of the Allah who and whom they question they said, or messenger, we love our clothing. We love our conveyance, meaning like we have vehicles today right? We love our conveyance we love our clothing, and so on the homes and so on. What about that so the professor solemn says that is not a sign of pride, to have the best of clothing to have the best of this and the best of that is not the sign of pride. The sign of pride
is when a person rejects the truth and belittles others. You treat them like rubbish stone ferula you treat someone like you are it and that person is nothing dust, you ignore them. You treat them like they are not even human beings. treat people with respect Allah will forgive you. Allah will forgive you for your shortcomings without even you knowing I had a shortcoming and it was forgiven by Allah automatically. Because the Quran says in Al Hassan at the heaviness say
when you do good deeds, they will automatically wipe out your mind essence automatic, so keep on doing more and more good deeds. Remember on the Day of Judgment, Allah puts a scale to where you're good and bad. It does
mean if you don't have any bad, that's the only time you're going to gender. No, you're a human, you will have some bad but Allah says when your good outweighs the bad, you go to Jenna. May Allah forgive us. Another one, I'll cut there a person who cuts relationships with their family for no reason. Or for dunya purposes because of money because of wealth, because of some little misunderstanding. You cut relations with those we made you related to when you're related to someone who chose that relationship. You didn't. Allah chose it. Allah says, I'm going to test you That's why I made this person who is a tyrant, your father, Allah forgive us. May Allah not make us fathers
who are tyrants. But even if your father is a tyrant, remember something?
Don't break relations unnecessarily. You don't break relation unnecessarily? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding people ask, what about obedience to parents? obedience to parents within that which is reasonable, is a duty of Allah has placed on our shoulders. Allah subhanho wa Taala in the Quran has always told us to be kind to your parents, even if you disagree. The other day someone was telling me that but isn't Allah said I'm not allowed to disagree with my father. He actually gave me money and he's sending me to buy something that was actually Haram. Let's not say what it's a bit embarrassing. So what should I do? Isn't we're not allowed to disobey. I said,
Listen, you don't ever
be unkind to your folks, to your parents. But you can disagree. And you must disagree when they are wrong, when they're totally wrong. Look at all the prophets of Allah with their family members. A good example of Ibrahim alayhis salam he said, Oh my father I disagree totally with what you're doing but he said it respectfully. If the father got angry after that, it's not my problem.
He said it respectfully Listen, you are wrong. I don't agree with you. The way you are heading you're heading into hellfire. He told his father clearly. Yeah, Betty in Africa for I am a sucker either boom, man, Fatah coonelly shine. Pani Walia. Oh my father, I fear that the punishment of the Most Merciful will come to you and you become a friend of the devil. He told his own father that imagine any one of us telling our fathers you're going to become a friend of the devil and Allah will punish you. I think they would be disaster in our homes. But anyway, you choose a respectful means and a respectful way of disagreeing because you are never allowed to be unkind to your
parents, even when you disagree with him. And even if they are unkind, be kind disagree politely worse comes to worse walk away with respect, but don't be unkind. So that has got to do with
a lack. A lack is different from our kata kata is a person who breaks relations generally with their family members. And a lack is a person who is unkind to his or her own parents. You're unkind and disrespectful.
Now, if for example, they are asking you to do something Haram, and you say, I'm not going to do it, then your father says, You're not allowed to be disrespectful, you being so disrespectful, you can smile and say, My beloved father, this is not disrespect. This is disagreement with respect. You're my father. I will not deny that. But I disagree with you respectfully, very interesting. But if you disrespect your folks and your parents, it's going to be very hard for Allah to forgive you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us forgiveness. So another quality that is mentioned there is an mudman a person who is addicted to intoxicants of any nature, and they don't even have a plan to
actually quit it or to seek the forgiveness of Allah. And you're coming in, for example, on an auspicious occasion, people are all being forgiven, but you're not being forgiven. Why there is a problem. There's a barrier Subhana Allah, what is that barrier? You don't have an intention to quit the bad that you are addicted to, in terms of that which is intoxicating or sinful. You don't have an intention. That's why my beloved brothers and sisters, remember one thing when you are doing something wrong habitually
as a mock min, at least feel in your heart what I'm doing is wrong. Allah He that feeling will save you to see what I'm saying. Because the first time you committed the sin, you feel guilty. The second time the guilt is less the third time the gift is even less the fourth and fifth and sixth time guess what happens? You don't even feel it's a sin anymore. It's just becomes nature. So Allah says, When you feel bad with your sin, it's a sign that you're a believer. Why would I feel bad because I love Allah.
I have a weakness but I love Allah I want him to forgive me strengthen me and don't just make up
a brother had a very bad habit of going to the clubs every weekend. So we met him and we started talking and I said brother just quit this habit he says make do title in my You're insulting yourself or me or Are you insulting Allah? Do I is very important I agree. But you can't just say make do I make do I in two years have passed and you still telling people make dua and you still keep on going? They making dua and you keep going to the clubs? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding, make an effort. Learn to improve if you haven't been for a whole month thank Allah don't go and if you end up dropping and going after a month, make sure the next time it's not just a
month is way beyond the month that you don't go and I'm not saying keep going at longer intervals, but I'm saying you need to see an improvement. And then you say make do i'm trying I haven't been for so long, like my buddies. stavroula who smoke. Smoking is a bad habit just on my body, but it's a bad habit. Quit it, quit it. So if you were smoking 20 and you suddenly dropped to 10 and then you smoke every alternate day and then you smoke one a week. I'll tell you my brother, you are there. Just cut the one a week. And the uncle will tell you now if I don't have this one here I will get so close. I'm going to beat up my wife. What an excuse. What an excuse. You down to one. The one uncle
says I need a cigar otherwise, these people are in trouble. I said uncle You know what, with that cigar, you are in trouble. Simple as that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us ease and goodness. And I see some people are just looking at me like you know you don't even know what is going on here. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us ease. So the reason I chose to speak about this is to in order to help us develop ourselves, to say, auspicious occasions Allah forgives naila to Allah forgives Ramadan, Allah forgives. So many of these days Allah forgives, but certain categories he doesn't forgive. And here we're talking of people whom Allah just forgives like that your name gets
written, this person tried hard forgive Jana SubhanAllah. You need it once in your life. If Allah has accepted you, how do you know that's the last question. You know how you know, your life changes. That's how you know
your life changes.
When you go for Hajj, it's easy to fulfill the Hajj. But how do I know my heart was accepted? I will know it when if I come back and things have changed in my life positively. When you fast in Ramadan, your life changes you're forgiven and all the sins are wiped out. How do I know that Rama van was accepted when Ramadan exits and you know your life has changed. Something good has happened here. There's a good vibe and now going to the mosque all the time something that's a sign ALLAH is forgiving you. It's a very good sign. When you seek forgiveness of Allah. How do you know Allah has forgiven you, when you quit? A few of these things in your life changes somehow won't. Sometimes it
happens because of the death of someone close to you. Your life changed that death was a mercy for you. SubhanAllah your life changed because you start thinking, gosh, my wife is gone. Guess what? I'm next. When you start thinking that your life changes, look forward to the day that you're going to meet with Allah. And Allah Almighty will bless you in a billion ways. Look forward, it's going to be the best day the best day because we're trying we packing away our Salah, we're packing away good deeds, we cleansing our hearts, we removing hatred, malice, jealousy, envy, etc. against others from our hearts. You got a clean heart and you're trying to worship Allah and you're constantly seeking
forgiveness. You don't need much more than that. You're a human. You're a movement you believe in La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and you're trying very hard. Allah says, You did it. You have succeeded. That's what successes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us origin to those. We are human. We commit sin. We falter Don't lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Keep trying. Never give up no matter what. Come back and don't give up. A cola cola was on Allahu wa salam ala nabina