Channel: Mufti Menk
A lecture delivered at Panorama Masjid in Capetown on what should be done to wipe your sins away.
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla rahmanir rahim In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful,
the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Think of those two words, those two names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. We ask Allah of His mercy, amin al hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah, Allah, he was happy.
We send we praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and we send blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He said his household his entire family, and all his companions May Allah bless them all for indeed they have struggled and strove through the years, in order to pass the deen down in a way that it came to us today, sitting here at this beautiful Masjid, in this area. panorama if I'm not mistaken, Everywhere you look, the windows, these windows when you look through them, including those seated at the back then you have a panoramic view, am I right? Allah Subhana Allah Allah bless you may Allah subhanho wa Taala help us to count his favors upon us. This
afternoon, we were taking a drive through Cape Town.
And I noticed something unique that I've picked up before but every time I see it, I think a lot and I want to share it with you because the people of a city do not realize what it has more than those who come from outside and they see the beauty. So people go to some areas because they want the beach they go to some countries because Zanzibar you know because they want Mashallah the ocean and the beautiful beaches and so on. Some people go to some other places Kenya for example, because they want Safari, some people go somewhere because they want to do mountain climbing. Some people want to go fishing, some people perhaps would like to do so many different things. Guess what, in Cape Town,
you have it all all of it. You look onto one side you see the mountains you see the greenery flora and for those who are into roses, and flowers and so on. I don't mean women I mean roses, real roses and flowers. So on some hand Allah you would find it here in Cape Town, if you would like to go for example for the ocean you see there, you want to go and see both oceans you can see both of them so panela not too far off. You have the safari here, you have so many other and top quality, you have beautiful infrastructure you have Mashallah so many facilities, and you have a lot to thank Allah on top of that you have a bigger gift than just the scenery. The scenery is one thing but the people
make it even better and the dean within the people makes it like a cherry on the cake. So panela you have Islam that is felt as soon as you land so hon Allah before you land from the air, you can witness that they are massaging, and these massage is no joke, they are full Alhamdulillah we don't even have the size that we want. We would like a bigger machine. Didn't you hear the man say in Charlotte, the next time you come we will have a big machine and handler. I'm confident that from amongst you, they will be those who will make that happen by the help of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we have a lot to thank Allah for, don't we, we know we have the biggest gift which is a man. And the
fact that we are followers of the greatest of creation sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That's the biggest gift, we don't have a gift bigger than that. We actually don't, that if you have that on its own, even if you are a pauper, even if you are struggling to make ends meet Allah, He that is the gift, you might lose the dunya. But you always have the asherah. And in fact, if you have that gift, you will be contented in this world no matter what you have, you will always be a happy person because you understand. Now, this evening, I'd like to speak about something absolutely important. I firmly believe that all of us without exception, we have goodness in our hearts. Every one of us
including a person who may be addicted to you know that which is unacceptable. A person who's committing sin, a person who knows he's doing wrong, but in his heart there is some goodness, Allah has not kept a heart whereby there is not even a flicker of goodness amongst us who declare La ilaha illAllah Muhammad Rasul Allah says Allah because that itself is a burning flame inside of you. In fact, rather than use the term flame, I'd rather say no, that is inside your heart, and that moon will lighten up your whole life. If only you allow it to expand within you something you need to understand. We all have the Shahada don't we declare it. It is the most powerful statement in
existence without doubt. But some of us have covered it with a cover. Some of us have not allowed it to blossom within us. Some of us it's only in a small portion of our bodies. We haven't allowed it to show
Now hands and perhaps in our eyesight and perhaps, in the way we behave, and in perhaps the way we relate with our own maker, and so on. So what happens? Let's face reality, I'm a good Muslim, for example, everyone should be thinking that Alhamdulillah I'm trying to be a good Muslim.
And I tried to fulfill my Salah as best as possible. And I pray that Allah accepted from me.
The problem is, when I walk out, I start seeing every other thing that's now distracting me. That's a problem. I go to work in the morning and who do I see Wow.
a distraction in whatever way it is. Sometimes, I might be struggling to make ends meet. And suddenly there's a way to earn money that is not in the pleasure of Allah. But it's a distraction. Because shavonne comes to you. That's the thing. If shavonne didn't exist, all of us would have been perfect. Did you know that? But because shavonne comes, he has an army that sees you from a position that you don't see him. He witnesses he sees he attacks you via Wi Fi, Bluetooth, internet, whatever else. You don't see him. He's on the other side. You know, we used to think to ourselves, that how on earth if shavon was expelled from heaven? How did he tackle Adam alayhis salam and hawala, Salah
when they were still inside, they must've been meaning what was it today when you know Bluetooth Wi Fi, people are stealing from the neighbors, you know that you just know the password, these youngsters will come on my street, and he's sitting outside and I'm thinking what's going on? I sat with them and said, you know, what, is there anything wrong? You know, it's a security hazard. I need to know these guys are seated here is you know, no, we are homeless. What do you mean, you're homeless? Why are you sitting here up to 12? two in the morning? They say no, no, this isn't free Wi Fi. So had Allah. So in a similar way, what happens is, the devil sometimes comes to us, we can't
see. But he's attacking us. And he comes. And what do we do? We try again, we have a lot on our side, because we've declared the Shahada. Allah shows you the path, he tells you the plan of the devil, and he tells you what the devil will do. And he tells you how he will trap you. And he tells you when you are in trapped. What do you do to get out of that trap?
You know, if someone had to catch you, and they had to hold you down, what would you do? You cannot allow them to keep you in that way for hours. No, you want to wiggle your way wriggle your way out. Or you might want to start pushing using your energy your mind and you want to get out of it. You want to get out because by nature men doesn't like to be restricted by nature. So when shaytan actually traps you, he's restricting you to his obedience, rather than the obedience of Allah. So what happens is, Allah knows that this is going to be the case. Allah warned us from the time of Adam, Allah Salatu was Salam. Allah says, Yeah, Bonnie,
Keenan aku shavon Karma
Oh, children of Adam, let not the devil lead you astray or trap you the same way he did to your forefather Adam alayhis Salatu. Salam
to your forefathers. What did he do you and I know the story when he made them do something that was not within the obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because as a result of the sin, a lot took them out of the nightmare that they were in.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala caused them to require clothing to cover themselves. Prior to that it wasn't the case. This means sin brings about two big things, many other things but two big things. Number one is it removes you from the gift of Allah in La Jolla, la you have more reason to believe them bu Cebu the Prophet sallahu wa sallam says men can be stopped or blocked some form of sustenance due to a sin that he has committed. What that means is, the amount you're going to get might be written, but the barakah in that amount is snatched. So for example, I'm earning 10,000 grams a month, right? Because I'm committing a sin, the blessing in that 10,000 is diminished such
that in no time it's over and it's finished. But if I were to obey Allah, even if I was earning 5000, I'd be a happy man. And by the time I'm finished my month, I've got a little bit of change. So panela, that's when the RAND in Sharla becomes a little bit stronger in value. But at the same time,
we need to realize that the second thing that goes is we become shameless.
certain extent, some form of shame is taken away from us. And as time passes, shamelessness is interpreted in a different way. If you were to think of shamelessness in 1960 I promise you if you saw a lady, with all due respect to men and women, but when I'm talking of 1960 if you saw a lady in tights showing half her leg in 1960, she would have been considered as being in her underclothing Do you know that? This is your underwear? How can you walk out with him today? In less than that they are considered well dressed stuff.
They will walk out and pride themselves didn't I show you how shamelessness is interpreted differently in different times, they will come a time and we are taught the statement. One koza Marina, our mouth was a man in a moon moon car was Rosa Monica muda. What we consider normal in our time was not acceptable some time back. And what we consider unacceptable today will be acceptable in a few years time. So how Allah think of that it's a powerful statement, powerful one. Things change our duties to keep on trying our best to keep on holding things in a beautiful, modest moral way where modesty is very, very clean and clear for us, and it's the path that we choose. So shaytan
will keep on trying and guess what the sad news is.
What should I give you the good news first, the good news is we will keep on bashing che ban and we'll say no, he tries to early morning say hey you slept late last night Come on furniture is okay Allah will forgive you It's okay. Don't you know Allah is the fool Rahim. Didn't he start his talk by saying let's see full relax, sleep. So but we say no. What are you talking about his time of budget and up? I'm out. So Hannah law What did you do? You put a plan in his place you want you want the mercy of Allah came your day will go better. You feel so good because you got up for failure. You read the Salah, even if initially you did it at home, but at least you got up for it and you did
it. later on. You made the effort to come to the masjid Subhana Allah the reward of it is immense. You want to hear a little bit of it, your day will go beautiful, everything will happen properly because you started on the right footing by the will of Allah and Linda Hadid says, but she will mature enough ilumi massage to be new, it took me a while to give good news to those who walk to the massage in the darkness of the night. Whether it's a shower or those who walk to the masjid in the darkness that on the Day of Judgment, they will be given a complete mood, they will shine shining, you walking down on the day of judgment and there is a mood and everything is left Subhanallah Why?
Because you in the darkness wish to go to the house of Allah. Imagine if we can make the effort to do that. I was in Ghana recently. And I promise you, I heard a lecture at the time of the hedges on the huge microphones of the masjid that was adjacent to where I was staying. And I was surprised because I looked at the time. They had given me the time of 45 minutes later. And I'm thinking later on I got up we went for Salah the machine was packed, packed full, full. And they had heard the lecture after that they read their Salah, they were prepared and sitting and reading Quran and waiting. I did the Salah went ahead and I came back and I said What happened? Is it No We do this
every day. It happens every day. The lecture starts at the top of the head. There is a lecture that starts at the time of the head you were in Ghana, in Ghana, stop thinking of West Africa and Nigeria, as a place where perhaps the Muslims don't exist, what law he at times I feel they are more powerful than all of us.
I've seen things with these eyes that have woken me up Subhan Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those who learn a lesson I give you another example.
I met a brother who is not short of anything in this world. I promised you not short of anything in terms of materialistic items. And if you had that in life, it's not so easy to be very obedient to Allah subhanho wa Taala because you've got things you become indulgent you want to indulge a I've got the cash let me fly here do this do that I do It's not wrong to have luxuries unconditioned that those luxuries bring you closer to Allah remember that you have a Rolex you need to come for solitude for five minutes before those who have a normal Seiko or perhaps What's the name of the the other one is a Casio like some of us know Allah subhanho wa Taala help us because you supposed to
keep the team you have a Rolodex, but with us we have a role next is to roll that's what it is.
Time to roll and show your ex what you have
on hand Oh Allah forgive us. That's not what a Rolex is all about is for you to be able to keep the time now that I've got a very expensive watch with a million for example, am I here before anyone else do to prove to myself and to Allah? Look, I've kept the time. The answer is no, we don't. For us. It's something it's just a piece of ornament. It's a jewelry. That's what it becomes. I met a man who is not short of anything, and will lie, I promise you 10 minutes before the other end of a Salah. He has to go to a mat the closest Masjid he met with me. And before he came to meet me, he checked on his phone where the nearest Masjid are to where I was. And he told me his phone rang. And
I said, Brother, you can answer your phone. He says no, this is actually they telling me that there's 10 minutes left for other, please can we go to the masjid I've checked it out the two machines, one here and one day, this one is so many minutes away walking, that one is so many minutes away walking, and let's go and we proceeded. I came to learn that years have passed. He hasn't missed that event in the masjid.
And if I were to tell him, he's got everything, which means you know, he's not short of something material. The reason I'm sharing this with you is May Allah strengthen him and strengthen all of us. It must be a motivation. us materialistically The minute you earn your first million you start missing your first Salah, May Allah forgive us, it happens. We become more engrossed in earning the next million, then we will before that, May Allah forgive us. So what happens? I told you shavon the good news is we bashing sometimes we when he tells us Ooh, look at this woman here. Oh, wow. And you say what? Wow, I'm not going to look there. I'm looking down. What did you do? You gave him a
knockout blow gone. He's upset he's cross with you. He makes you start scratching, you start scratching. Why? Because he wants you to look but you just took down. And you said hamdulillah thank Allah, I appreciate what I've got, what's the point, I'm going to appreciate what is not mine. And what I really don't have, I always give the example of people who drive the latest vehicle, the latest vehicle is only as late as the next one doesn't arrive.
What that means is you bought the top Merc by the time they delivered it to you, you saw on the internet that this one's slightly taller than that you are now depressed, because what you've got is no longer the latest, that's Allah telling you that you cannot compete with the dunya, the dunya will run faster than you you cannot run behind it. Don't run behind him, let it go behind you.
You make use of what you have, you know, there are people who order a phone, and they're using it and it's a beautiful phone. And when the new one comes out nothing wrong with the old one, they want to change it just for the sake of having the latest one.
And then they learn the hard way when it starts blowing up and they're gonna start returning it and the big deal is made out of the phone and so on and so forth. Then you start scratching it and saying, Hey, I shouldn't do this. I should wait and see if the phones blow up in future. But Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us. Now let's get to the bad news.
The bad news is the reality we are human beings. Sometimes shame on wins. And sometimes he wins in a very, very big way. So what do we do?
Man? He didn't get a
major major soon. That's a claim. But he's happening, isn't it? It's happening. But I'm a Muslim in my heart. I declare the Shahada and I keep on you know, I am living my life as best as I can commit to them. He just said sometimes you fall into adultery. May Allah subhanho wa Taala strengthen all of us. Sometimes you fall into something bad. Sometimes you lie. You cheated. You were backbiting sometimes you deceive someone, etc, etc. What do you do?
It's tough shape on one. But guess what is that knew in your heart. What has happened is there's a cover now.
It's becoming dim, dim, dim, you need to quickly do something about it. Do you know when you have a candle and you know that there are no lights? And that candle is lit and you walking in? It's windy? What do you do you protect the flame from blowing out totally. If it blows out totally, it's going to be a huge struggle before you get that flame back on. So now you hold it and then you stop for a moment and then you actually cover it and then you get something to put on top of it why you wanted to keep flickering. And when you get to a composition what happens to the flame becomes bigger.
The neuron in your heart The wind is blowing. The empty spiritual wind is blowing by the devil and the moon is now flickering because it's becoming dim and do you need to stop for a moment and think and you need to cover it quickly.
Allah Oh ALLAH forgive me. Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us what to do.
So I'm talking about how to wipe out our sins.
How do I wipe out my sins, I've got sins, I need to wipe them out. You've got sins, you need to wipe them out. Some of them are major, some of them are minor. They differ with different people at different times. And sometimes we feel wholly pious. And sometimes we don't. Sometimes we feel far away. Sometimes we feel like we want to do good. And we say, Oh Allah, I'll never do this again. And you feel like that for a while. And suddenly after some time you go through another low, it is normally happens to everyone, when fluctuations come and go. It's part of your tests. Like when you go to school, there's an exam season, even if you've done very well in the first exam, it doesn't
necessarily mean you're not going to get anxiety attacks. When the second exam comes, it's going to come you might have passed one you might fail another one big deal. You need to make sure you don't stop just because you failed one test, go back repeated write it again pass with flying colors, you come out and you become the top neurosurgeon in the whole world
Subhan Allah so what do I do? Because shaytan has a track. Do you know what his first trip is? His first step is to make you commit the sin. And you know what the worst trap then making you commit the sin is
to make you feel like that's it. I'm not going to be forgiven. That is the worst read. Don't ever you dare think that no matter what has happened, Allah has taught you a way of how to wipe out your sins for as long as you're alive. you're breathing you're you have hope.
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O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, Chiang Mai worshippers who have transgressed against themselves, never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah, never to lose hope in the mercy of Allah Soraka Zoomer. Allah is instructing us never lose. Hope? How can you lose? Oh, that is shaytans plan. You know why when you start thinking that if Allah hates me, I don't have any hope, etc. It is a stronger grip hold of the devil on you. stronger and stronger, you are allowing the node to actually become diminished, almost diminished.
Don't let that happen. Quickly pause for a moment. Sometimes you know the candle you really think it's going and suddenly you see a flame coming up again. So happy Oh, wow, this thing happened. Do that to your own heart. It's diminishing, you might have gone down the wrong road. It's not too late. My brothers and sisters turn back it's never too late. Turn back and come back on the straight path. So Pamela, come back. How do you come back? That's a question number one. seek Allah's forgiveness having hoping isn't this, when you ask us forgiveness never asked his forgiveness, thinking he's not going to forgive me. What's the point of asking me forgiveness. When you think in
your heart, Allah is not going to forgive me. You have to believe that he told us Don't lose hope in my mercy. So therefore, I don't want to lose hope in his mercy. I know I'm genuine. I'm trying my best. Oh Allah. I admit my sin. That's the first condition to admit, you have to admit, you can't say I did this. But you know.
You're just okay. Not as bad as that other guy. That guy saw what he did. You know, it was really, really bad man was just a little bit you know, no, no, no, no justification, Allah, Oh Allah, I'm guilty. You do not have to confess your sin to another human. Remember that that differentiates us from people of other faiths. Some people of other faiths, part of their forgiveness is they need to go to another human being who's probably more sinful than they are. They don't know. Today I'm standing in front of you. You have no clue how much water I might be drowning in. You know that? Yes, we have respect mutual respect. My duty is to encourage you, and my duty is to seek Allah's
forgiveness for myself and for yourself. My duty is not to come here and tell you guys come here. If you've sinned, come and tell me what it is. I put my hand on your head. And I'll tell you, you're forgiven. That's not my duty.
Islam is unique. You go straight to Allah. Oh Allah, I admit what I did. Who knows it. Nobody else needs to know it. Our mistake is we think a you know I did this soon. Now this guy needs to know if my husband needs to know if my wife needs to know. Nobody needs to know your son. Did you ever know that? Those are human beings, they are human beings. If you have usurped their right, then you return their right to them. But if you have committed a sin between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala your Allah my Allah he's the one waiting for you to admit Oh Allah I did wrong. I did wrong. I really did wrong. Number one, number two
to regret it you don't say hey you know, I committed this, but it was lack of and
you cannot say that you cannot say the stone fruit was tasty Don't ever say that. Oh Allah stolen fruit number one I regret having done it. And this is why the Hadith speaks about how when you regret your sin, you are actually a movement it's a sign one of the signs that you're a believer because I'm regretting it. I've got answerability I need to answer to Allah that's why I'm feeling this feeling. I have to answer to a lot of time feeling regret a man commits adultery and then he says to himself, you know what? I shouldn't have done that man. That was a waste of time it really you know the Sudanese it hasn't brought me any goodness
it's a good sign that you saying that?
Very good sign. It's a sign that you there is a man flickering in you that news is they telling you Hey, this thing is extinguishing me here. You know, it makes you feel so bad. A person eight interest a person went in deep bath for whatever else it was lottery or the alcohol or so many sins that are there. You know, casino when they start that roulette? What do they say? piecemeal?
taala, forgive us.
I'm going to send a new saying Bismillah R. Rahman. R Rahim. Perhaps your hand will be stuck waiting.
So you admit your sin, you regret your sin? Two things, right? You admit your sin, you regret yourself? The third thing is you ask a lot forgiveness. Oh, Allah, forgive me. I admit what I did was very bad. I seek your forgiveness. And what's the fourth condition? I promise you that I won't do it again. I won't do it again. In order to say I promise you I won't do it again. You need to have a good flame. You need to have a good amount of new. You need to have a good strength of your Eman to say all I won't do it again. The problem is shaytan comes to us. And he makes us say the first three. And the last one you say yeah, you know what, I don't know if it's gonna happen again.
It might just happen it don't do that. I tell you why. If you promise Allah I will never do it again. For some reason, somewhere down the line, you committed the sin again, you need to know your previous job I was accepted. It was accepted because when the four conditions are met, seeking allows forgiveness for a sin between you and him, he will never reject that Toba. He will never reject that forgiveness. He will accept it never ever did he say he will reject it for conditions may Allah I'm not going to do it again. That's it.
Somehow somewhere down the line, you went out on the street again, you went to your environment, something happened and you know what, you happen to commit the same sin one year down the line.
It is not connected to the previous trauma at all not connected. These are not two separate issues. Although it was the same sin. Why is it not connected? Because at that time, you were genuine when you saw the last forgiveness, and at this particular time, you have committed the same sin again, you are asking Allah again. Allah says to His angels, do you see my worshiper? He's seeking forgiveness again for the same sin. If it happens thereafter, a third time, unplanned, unplanned means when I did my Toba, I made sure I was genuinely saying I'm not going to do it again. Another two years later, three years later, it happened the third time Do you know what happens? thereafter?
The Hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says in a hadith could see that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells his angels you see my worship, but he's seeking forgiveness for the same sin. He's committed another time, and now push him to come.
Oh alima de la hora.
de la fortuna.
My slave is now known that he has a lord whom he is answerable to, who can forgive him or punish him. I make you bear witness, oh my angels, I have forgiven him.
That's the mercy when Allah says
he's not joking with you. It's not foolish. It's not something that's light. He is serious or Him, He will give you more than you deserve. That's when it is. He will give you today our sons, our daughters, our own children are brothers. They do something against us. That's it, we, you know, close the door, chop the wire or the rope is cut everything. We don't want to know them again, pull the plug and it's over. Allah says no, you come to me a million times. I'll come to you more than that.
You keep on coming to me, don't let the devil succeed. At the end of the day. It's the final exam that your certificate will be issued by not the exams in the middle of it. What that means is
when you're at school,
and you had 20% 50% 60% you passed some you failed some you repeated some you carried on you went up to metric you did this. You did that. It took you five little writings of metric and then
You carried on you went to varsity you did whatever whatever. And at the end of the day your final certificate at the university as you graduated as a doctor, top top results distinction.
What are you gauged by?
What are you gauged by the distinction at the end? I'm not worried what happened in between one and about the end.
The Hadid speaks of how Allah will treat us the same way when it comes to our deeds. A man will do good deeds for many years. Then he changes his life at the end, a person had flying colors from the beginning of grade one all the way to matric and beyond University and the final examination. They messed up so bad that they failed. Do you think they're going to succeed?
They have to go back perhaps to repeat but when it comes to debt, there's no going back. no going back. So what you've got to do constantly seek Allah's forgiveness. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is known by us as muslimeen as a follow on hunting wakamaru, surely remember that? Listen carefully. He is known as a follower will help the best of creation. men cannot doubt that will be the most honored of all the messengers. Perfect. So love while he was alone, he never needed to seek forgiveness ever for anything. But guess what? He used to say stuff it'll up to 100 times a day. Hello?
Why? elevation of status even beyond? You know, you and I were told yours is genuine. Allows guaranteed for you paradise. If you were told that I was told that. I don't even want to think whether we will be here again for another salon.
A staff Rola. Well, I'd like to hope we would but I'm just saying that the thought it can't happen because no one's gonna come in town. That was the Sahaba of the Allahu and Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam those some of them who had known where they were going because they were told it through revelation. It made them stronger.
She used to see Mohammedan Salalah he was sitting I'm standing in the pm at night in Salah voluntary prayer until his feet began to swell. And she used to say oh messenger, aren't you a man of Jenna? Hasn't Allah already, you know, wipe everything out you are clean, perfect. And you're standing up to this point where your feet are swollen. Imagine ask yourself has any one of us actually stood in voluntary prayer until our feet were swollen? Anyone? Starting with me? The answer is no. I need to be honest.
May Allah forgive us? Here's the best of creation standing sweetest swelling. Why? Listen for us? You know what answer he gave to his beloved wife. Minnie in a Chateau de la. He says yeah, Isha. Oh, Alisha.
You mentioned everything about me and paradise and sins and whatever else and there's nothing and you're so clean and whatever. And why do you have to stand? You mentioned everything. Half an akuna abdon Shakira? Can I not be a slave? Who's thankful? This is my gratitude Allah gave me Jana. This is my gratitude to Allah my brothers and sisters Allah gives you around to gratitude to Allah come to the masjid early pray for law, pray a little bit more open the Quran, read more become a better person, cut your sin and say Allah you gave me my first minion. I'm not committing adultery ever again, not from far not from me. I'm cutting relations with those people who are dilly dallying in
my life trying to make me sin. I don't want it out. That's how you will fight JSON. That's how you wipe out your sin Subhana Allah, Allah bless you count your blessings. Allah gave you how you were sick, you had no hope Allah killed you. You came back into life. You don't have to go back into that sinful way rather Now stick to the path Allah gave you another chance. That's the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala lived by eat and you see the mercy of Allah.
So Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam used to ask Allah forgiveness up to 100 times a day when he did not need it with us. We need it desperately but I promise you a week passes to be passes. Pass a month passes we have not yet asked Allah forgiveness. Follow the Sunnah my brothers and sisters have the best of creation follow his way and you will seek Allah's forgiveness every day. Seriously. Oh ALLAH forgive me. Oh Allah what I've done. Oh Allah, I regret Oh Allah, I admit, Oh Allah, I won't do it again. Forgive me, Oh Allah, and you'll find the devil is gone.
Now we have another problem and that is there are some sins we forgotten
that so many sins we've committed. Sometimes the environment is such your eyes fall somewhere you don't even realize it's sinful. You say something we talked myself included? Sometimes you just talking to your friends you don't realize a word you said might have been vulgar, wrong, unacceptable in the eyes of Allah May Allah forgive me.
Lo Allah make me more conscious of
Those type of words. Sometimes you're sitting with friends, and you're just checking and chatting and so on. And you might say one or two colloquial words which are actually derogatory the angels are writing it down you don't realize a lot of
angels are writing it down to say, Oh ALLAH forgive me now because we don't know how much that happened is a minus since you don't know how many happen. Sometimes so many happened. And I don't know and maybe my life is being clogged. You know, when you have unnecessary items going into the drain, you have a basin you have a sink and there's a lot of oily stuff going in. Or sometimes you know, you've cut your hair or something happens and things go in, or you're losing a bit of hair goes into what happens the drain becomes clogged. What do you need, you need a plumber, you need to unclog that particular drain and make sure that you remove the gungi from inside if that's the
correct word. And what will happen, the water that was being clogged and stopped and the water that was now going slow. Soon as the clog is gone. It starts flowing properly, how it was what a pleasure. When you shower and the shower becomes like a mini swimming pool, you don't enjoy the shower.
Because that's not what it is. You don't know you're trying to soak yourself in your feet are in the muck because the water is not going down. What a pleasure it would be if someone could just pick that clean it properly. Take it out and tell you go and try again. Next time you go into the shower Wow, you enjoy it so much. Don't waste water. There's a shortage at the moment. And Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us. So you go in and you enjoy the same way we become clogged religiously. Take out the clock, how do I take it out? I want to explain to you the Prophet sallallahu Sallam tells us and this is from Allah. The first thing I talked about was major sin that you require Toba,
I spoke about the four conditions you know what they are and where to repeat them, admit yourself
regretted seek forgiveness and promised not to do it again for conditions admitted, regretted, seek forgiveness and promised not to do it again for conditions your sin is gone. Totally whiter. If you never repeat that sin again. up to the point of death. Allah says we will take those sins and we will convert them to good deeds because you changed your life thereafter. That is a verse in the Quran. Surah Al Furqan Allah subhanho wa Taala says in
ba ma ma ma ma Sahni, have
you but dilla hussaini. In Asana, except for those Allah speaks of punishment, and then he says he won't punish those who seek forgiveness and believe and do good deeds after that we will take their bad deeds and convert them into good deeds for them on the right side of the scale and the Day of Judgment.
So what's the condition of the conversion of the deeds? you sought forgiveness? The sin is wiped out. It's held in a certain place. You didn't commit bad after that the sin is converted into a good deed.
That's the mercy of Allah What did I say at the beginning? The Most Merciful Yeah, he's proving to you His mercy. But the minus since the Hadith says
at be say he has an attack.
When you follow up your bad deed with a good deed, the bad deed gets automatically wiped out. You were walking in the street, your eyes fell somewhere. You saw something haram you look down, you went into the masjid you made Who do you join Salah to the fact that you did the good deed and you entered Salatu jamara the sin is wiped out while you were making will do
wiped out. You didn't follow it through the mercy of Allah. The Hadith says follow your bad deed with a good deed. It will wipe out the bad deed how.
Another narration says aloo mahato illa Giamatti Tafara to Lima bernama someone reads one jaren thereafter, they need another job properly. They were interested in the Juma you know, you come early you it's not just lastminute.com when you do Juma because you have to do it but you feeling lazy to do it. It's one of those things, perhaps the father of this done, but you won't achieve the greater blessing of it. But on a Friday, look at our elderly, they still have that in them. They'll get up early, they'll dress properly, they laugh properly, they'll clean themselves nicely, they put a bit of a toilet, I still remember some of the elderly uncles, they have perfume, this old type of
perfume, you know, it might smell like mango pickle, but for them. It's really a great perfume.
I remember one day someone gave me an old, old very expensive old I don't know if you're aware of old right? I'm sure you have you guys are and I went to the guy who sells the auditorium How much is this? He told me I can't remember but some price, the price. So I thought to myself, I haven't registered Let me present this to him as a gift. You know, I gave I said you know, I have a small gift for you. Here it goes. So I don't want to tell him it's expensive and I'm giving you the top notch and everything. Anyway, the next day he comes to me and gives it back to
missus This is smelling like a cha cha cha.
smelling like mango pickle pickle and I'm like, What? Crazy. Okay, okay.
So you got to know but the point I was making is some of the elderly you find a small piece of cotton wool in their ears. Have you ever seen it? they put in their ears because you know religiously they will go early for Serato Juma because they want to get that end of the week as an accepted
we all say Joomla Joomla Joomla Yes, but what did you do to deserve the back of that day you weren't even interested in the Salah you planning that you're going to go out to stairs to have a meal at the wrong time. You'd rather go to spend the right time. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala bless us. Oh my god this is
don't go at the wrong time plan to go for Salah plan to go for Santa Juma. Your day must rotate around that Salah because when you go and you fulfill it properly, you know what happens that Hadith says the Juma and the other Juma between those two all the minuses you've committed are wiped out because you follow the sins with a mix of good deed and that was the Juma amazing aroma to Roma Tikka fara to Lima bainham. Anna, did you go for ombre. And then you go for another ombre for as long as your intentions were all valid and correct the sins between the two hombres wiped out here we're talking of minus ends because major sins require specific tober specific means you need to
talk about it saying Oh Allah, adultery happened. I was very wrong. It was very bad. Oh Allah I regretted I admit myself, I'm not going to do it again. And I asked you to forgive me. But minus since we're talking of things that happen every day, in your speech, you said something but actually look somewhere perhaps a little bit here and there you might have said a word or two. That's what we're talking about. These are sins but if we don't get the forgiveness of the little sins, the hairs even though they are on their own little fines plans, when they get together they will clog your drain. How many of us have had a plumber come and he clears the drain and he says this was all
the hay so much for head and shoulders Now I know what Allah help us has gone into the drain and blocked it and clunky we had to pay more to create them for the shampoo.
But the lesson is these little cells we come into like hairs they talking our drain we become sluggish in responding to Allah call. We're lucky today I heard the most beautiful as I'm here in this machine.
Lovely the call for the the Salah needs to be beautified so that people around want to come
you know you hear a beautiful call Hi.
You want to come Don't you ain't let me go This sounds like I'm gonna be in Makkah today man.
Swallow what happens? You think to yourself a bit me now You know, I don't even know if I should go there.
It happens to the people. It's something that it's not supposed to be we are supposed to be such that when you hear the advance, your system must never be plugged, you won't take moments or to think you will come immediately towards the machine. Allah is calling me I went to Nigeria, one of the areas in the north and another man a wealthy man. He tells me Allah is calling me you are calling me Do you think I'm going to talk to you in my Mecca wants to talk to me.
So Panama, do you think my maker
is going to be given
less than you know, you cannot be given preference over my maker. So these are the things but when we hear the other end, we don't feel like going this Hey, in your system clock, you need to clear it. Go and ask for forgiveness. Go and do good deeds at bay. Seattle has an attempt to do good deeds. They will wipe out those sins you feel better again. What are the good deeds, be charitable? Do a lot of charity give Be kind to people the same Hadith says we're highlighting NASA Hulu NASA.
The same ad it says follow your sins up with good deeds so that the sins will be wiped out by the virtue of the good deeds and treat people with utmost kindness. How do we treat people all of you seated here today, all of you who might listen in the future. If I meet you, you meet me you meet someone else. Treat the people fairly with kindness, kindness, something we are lacking in the Muslim oma today for a small dispute over 15 grants. This man is a devil. Devil 15 grands, as many of you already say he's a devil. Who knows when you go on the Day of Judgment, you might find that the 15 grants were actually owed to him and not you who knows it can happen then who will be the
devil? May Allah forgive us
So watch out your words, your words can clog you. I normally see the devil come into the people where sometimes it happens to us. Something life changing is about to come in your area. And a few devils come in and say, You know what? Don't bother. Don't waste your time. Why don't don't waste your time. The problem is a few hairs. That's all a few strands don't do that. It might change your life, you might have a totally different perspective of things that you took for granted on a day to day basis. Learn benefit, take the take whatever goodness is coming in your direction, Carly, can NASA be Hello? Can Hassan treat people with the best of luck and character? That's what the Hadith
says the same hubby that is speaking about how your sins will be wiped out. Now, why does Allah say this?
I read in Salah to Madrid this evening, on Korea to Malta to Morocco, Oman Korea.
I'm sure we've heard that so many times in Salah
inlet surah. Allah tells us that on the Day of Judgment, the deeds are going to be put on proper scales, proper scales. So Can anyone explain to me there's going to be a scale on the right and a scale on the left right to show on the right side? What's going to be put there please. Good Deeds on the left side. bad deeds? Have you ever thought of it?
That is telling you that you will have bad deeds?
You're still a good person? Did you hear that? You will have bad deeds. You're still a good person. If your good deeds outweigh your bad deeds. When the when the scales are they you know what Allah says, For as long as you have a man for as long as you have that a man that you need. If your good deeds are heavier than your bad deeds, your bad deeds will be ignored and you will get goodness Allah will send you to gender, he's not worried what happened there in the bad because you're good has actually outweighed the bad. The problem is we don't know the weight of the deed. Sometimes, you might say a small word of backbiting and it becomes two tons You don't even know it's two times. The
statement that happened at the time of Prophet SAW Selim where he uttered a little comment about severe de la Oh, someone uttered a comment about another saying you know what, she's a little bit short. She's too short in behind her back, which means she wasn't there. So it was said in a way that the person may have felt bad, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says will lie.
If your statement was put in the form of a droplet of ink in the ocean, it would change the color of all the water.
And with us short and tall is a compliment. It's actually not even it's considered as something we don't even think about. We say other things a digital it. The newborn doesn't look like it belongs to the husband.
And we take in life. And we don't even realize the damage of that statement. That damage of that statement. I know of cases where people thereafter have gone into paternity tests and made a mess of their lives. Because of some idiot responsible law. I'm so so sad to have used that term. But in reality, they are worse than that. How dare you instill a flame where there was nothing? You started and you triggered the breaking up of a home just because of a statement you acted? I don't even know how that example came to my head right now. But it's a reality it's on the increase.
be careful if saying tall and short was so bad. We are so in shape on purpose. You How do I get rid of the sin? One of the ways of wiping out your sins, change your company? Change your company. That's the best deed you could do. If your company is clogging you when you take that, you know what do they call it a Magdeburg hemisphere or something when they actually take the plunger and they start plunging the drain what comes out of the rots all the filth all the hair all the stuff part of the shampoo and a bit of the soap and everything comes out sometimes you find a coin or two don't you? Sometimes you find a few other interesting little artifacts there which can go down in history
but you know what? At the end of the day when it's clean everything starts flowing sometimes when you do the plunger your friends come on. What happens if this man is bad for you? I'm talking now spiritually. This guy is the guy whom sorry I'm not pointing at you brother.
This guy is the guy
in his company you becoming bad you you're not worried about your language getting to good company. Yeah, you
Tacoma Hakuna Masada
you who believe be conscious of Allah and be from a muck be with those who are truthful, those who are truthful, it will lead you to do something good. Those whom when the time of Salah comes, you've got five friends, four of them are going to the masjid you the only guy standing there thinking there's no option of thinking you're not even going to utter one word. You're going to walk with him straight to the masjid and you're going to think a lot later on that you have good
But if you're the only guy who's concerned about going to the masjid and the other four always keep you away. It's time to use the plunger.
You will be surprised what comes out. So to change your company is a way of wiping out your sense, because it's a good deal. You might doubt yourself, change your company, secondary. Increase your link with Allah have Vicar on your tongues, it will result in you calming down alladhina
coup de la, la, la, la palma in
follow those who believe they find conflict of the heart, in the dhikr of Allah in the remembrance of Allah, whether it is still out on whether it is the test behat Subhana, Allah handle La La Ilaha, Illa Allah etc, etc. You find comfort in it, why the Hadith says Indeed, the comfort of the heart is found in the vicar of Allah.
With us, that's gone. We never pick the Quran OF THE WEEK passes. We wait for the next one. And even when that comes from Hannah law, recently, I have had this
large influx of questions regarding the huttons that I read on WhatsApp, you know, the WhatsApp patterns I'm sure you might have heard of that way. You've got a little group, and the people are reading kratoms. And so many people messaged me and email me to say, you know what, I'm on this family group. And I've been asked to do one Jews, and they want to finish the item in the week. And we have so many of us and we need to finish it. But can I pay someone to read because a I don't have the time.
And I'm like, I hope those who encourage that took into consideration this type of people. Because others will just say I read it, I read it and they didn't read it, it can happen.
And I'm thinking to myself, but why don't we read the Quran?
We want to involve in things, were we pushing people to do things they've never done in their lives? And they probably would be dishonest to you. And tell you yes, I did it all. Like I'm saying people are saying Can we ask someone else, even if we have to pay them to do it? Well, what's the point? I'd rather give out the data on behalf of the person. It's better. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us. But the point I'm raising is for ourselves, read the Quran. You know, I had a group of youngsters who came to me and they started asking me, you know, the deceased. So we want to do deeds for the deceased. I started talking to them explaining to them about da and so many other things.
And then I told him, You know what, my beloved children, I want to draw your attention to something interesting.
We have a culture and that culture makes us pray for the deceased. Okay. Pray for the deceased, sometimes at the expense of our own deeds. So we think that you want to build a machine Wait, die, someone will build it on your behalf. You want to drill a borehole Wait, you die, someone will do it for you not realizing that the real deed is when you did it in your own life.
That's the real deal. That's the real tragedy. The other one perhaps accepting perhaps it might not be accepted who knows if you you know, when I fulfill Salah right now, how do I know it's accepted? What guarantee do I have? I actually don't I just have open Allah. So if I don't know if my own deed is going to be accepted, how can I claim that I did a deed by donating it to someone when I haven't yet done something for myself. I'm not saying don't benefit your deceased. But I'm saying think about how have you benefited yourself to start with a person frequents the nightclubs a person for example, there's so many other baddies. They haven't even sorted their own lives out and they have
conviction in their hearts that I can sort out the life of someone who's passed away, not realizing that if you as a child would like to sort out your father or your mother, a parent who's passed away, if you'd like to help them, you need to become a better person because the Hadid says what a good solid.
A pious child who will pray for a pious child who will pray for you will benefit you. So if you're really worried about your folks who've passed away, May Allah give them genital filters. mela, give us all genital filters. You need to straighten up your act to begin with. That's the starting point. Become a person who's better and say look Alhamdulillah meeting my Salah, I started doing this I started automatically your parents will benefit from that. You are a child. So getting back to the point my brothers and sisters when you do a good deed after a bad deal, what will happen it will wipe out the bad. give out to charity. do a good deed smile at someone with the intention of a
sadaqa with the intention of a sadaqa the one young man comes to me here in Cape Town. He says Can I smile with
So I was happy I thought maybe he like two noble intentions.
You know what he says? One is for the sake of Allah, he was very, very
good looking, you know, I had to just smile so
I'm thinking where do you come from?
Well, he happened to be a person who was in Cape Town but not from Cape Town. So when handling that we think Allah subhanho wa Taala and I told him Brother, you know what, you just need to
you just need to, you just need to use the plunger challah, plunge out a few things and the rest of it will go by the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, my brothers and sisters never lose hope in the mercy of Allah lies most merciful, but in order to become better people and closer to Allah and to have your sins forgiven, you need to number one, seek Allah's forgiveness. Number two, increase your acts of goodness, so that on the Day of Judgment, yes, your cells will be there, perhaps those that you have not sought forgiveness from if you sought forgiveness from the sins they won't even be there, trust me they will not be there. But if you haven't sought forgiveness that those sins won't
be there, but because your good deeds was so many, Allah will just say go to genital fit those have hope in gentlemen my brothers and sisters have opened Gentlemen, I want to give you a beautiful beautiful piece of hope. Every day we should get into the habit of starting our day or sometime during the day increasing our STL file that means seeking forgiveness of Allah Allah save nicely st with concentration as I was going to say it in English if you want to understand and to have an impact if you don't know the Arabic include the Arabic but also say it in English sometimes. Or Allah forgive me. Oh ALLAH forgive me say it slowly. Oh Allah, forgive me. Oh ALLAH forgive me what
happens when angels are writing? Am I right? The angels are good to this man said Oh ALLAH forgive me. This man said Oh ALLAH forgive me this woman said Oh ALLAH forgive me. One day you will die I will die the day is written already. If I'm in a habit of saying it every day, I will die one day and I would have said it that day. And if I died in my sleep, I would have said it before I slept. Do you agree? So what's going to happen? you sought forgiveness your sins were wiped out in the say say the previous day okay, they were wiped out the previous day you arrive on the Day of Judgment you know how that's going to help you let me tell you how to really help you now understanding and
escape and now oh the bad deeds or should I say all the good deeds come okay. The good deeds are put on the right side everything Mashallah is there the bad deeds come guess how many they are?
Very few. What happened between the last is the farm and the point of my death.
Because that is the father wiped out everything, isn't it? It says tobacco. Boom Ah, blah. Toba wipes out everything that happened before it when you become a Muslim. You know what happens? When you enter the fold of Islam, all your bad is wiped out the good carries through. Your bed is wiped out.
When you seek Allah's forgiveness, the same thing happens. The Hadith says and this is one of the most powerful Hadith I love it. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us he will mean and then be Kama Lambada. The one who seeks forgiveness from a sin is equivalent to the one who has no sin at all. Wow, what Mercy of Allah, what have you done in your life? wipe it out. Now? Yeah, Allah forgive us for our sins.
So when I come on the Day of Judgment, I have a lot of hope. Because I know hey, I saw this terrified every day. And when I come, I'm going to see everything prior to that is the file is gone, wiped out. In fact, some of it might have been converted into the good deeds, they came on this site and some halala I saw it. And I just need to hope that the weight of those sins is not the two ton sins that are being committed, you know, the major ones I was talking about. And then when you see that good and all the good, you've done, you need to think Allah, may Allah accept it from us. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from among those who have hope. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala
bless us and our offspring. May Allah make us from those who realize and understand the value of the term en Rahman r Rahim. May Allah make us from those who realize that we need hope a lot of us in the oma Subhan Allah, we dilly dally, we go far away from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because we feel that you know what, as it is, I'm a sinful person. Hey, I wonder if there's ever a chance of me to go to Jenna. While law he there is a chance of going to Jenna. And the chance is real. And it's great. And the possibilities are huge, but you need to work towards it. I can't say what are the chances of me getting a lift to Johannesburg when I haven't even gone onto the road and I haven't
even stretched out my arm to get a lift perhaps as soon as they see me there probably is where you're going. What's the chances? whatever they are. You stood on the road someone came along. They took you through what will happen? We
ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us the intercession of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I promise you, if he sees you and you are a follower of his, on that day of tm, he will plead to Allah subhanho wa Taala for you and I that Oh Allah, my follower, my follower, my Amati granting Jenna to fail those May we all be from amongst those Amina basalt Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad