Wiping the Slate Clean
Channel: Muhammad West
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato spected. Brothers, Alana, and eldest,
all praises due to Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate and we seek his forgiveness, his guidance and blessings. We bear witness that there is no Allah, worthy of worship except Allah.
And we bear witness that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his messenger and servant.
I make the DUA, from my Lord most wise and all knowledgeable, should I say that which is the truth? May Allah granted to be elevated
and should I say that
which is in a way in error?
Then I ask Allah to cause it to be forgotten and erased.
As we stand on the threshold of another Ramadan and hamdulillah
it is an opportune moment for all of us to reflect on our past and acknowledge our mistakes and sincerely seek ALLAH SubhanA wa Allah's forgiveness.
Today, our hookah centers around the theme, wiping the slate clean
panela a concept deeply rooted in Islamic eschatology and Islamic teachings.
It encourages us to turn over a new leaf to look for making something that you are doing better and better striving for perfection Subhan Allah
and to plan for the future filled with good deeds.
Allah subhanho wa Taala in his infinite wisdom and mercy has given us many, many neon of the neon of Allah many blessings. And one such blessing was encapsulated. In a hadith by the Rasool allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the makalah
khulumani Adam hopped on vital hotdogs in the world boon to famous Hadith. I don't even think it's necessary for me to translate it but I will.
Allah, Allah Rasool says that all or every son of Adam makes mistakes. But the best of those who make mistakes are those who make Toba
Shala. We'll explain. What are the main says regarding what Toba is. But for now, we all understand something or other about Toba.
And I bring an Ayah from the Quran to illustrate the importance of Tober in Surah Al Furqan verses 70 to 71.
Now, what precedes this, this idea? Is Allah subhana wa Tada speaking about those
who were not able to make Toba before they passed away, and so they are in the fires of the Johanna and they are being punished when I will be let him in that.
Allah subhanaw taala says element wa Mila Sahni Hello fellow in Kenya but daily log who say he d him has entered
worker no longer for Rahim Subhan.
Allah says except for those who repent.
So all others says will be punished in Allah Except those who repent and believe
and do righteous work good deeds.
For them, Allah will not only forgive them, Allah will replace
the evil deeds with good Subhan Allah
Subhana Allah and Allah.
Allah is also giving and all merciful.
And the idea that follows this, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Woman by Huami la sua and your
fellow in Abuja to Villa in Abuja to Bo a la la vie Mehta.
And whoever depends and does good, has truly turned to Allah properly.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the recipe very easily.
No matter how far we may have strayed, or how many mistakes we've made. Allah subhanaw taala is mercy is always within our reach.
And this is the essence of the Islam that we have come to know and love. And this is the essence of the message of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So the first step in wiping the slate clean, would be to reflect and recognize our mistakes, because you cannot repent for something if you don't believe that it was a mistake in the first place. So you you have to reflect you got to recognize that this was a mistake that I had committed.
So recognition is the first step. The second step in wiping the slate clean is what
we know as the actual Toba
since sincere repentance, some would say.
But I think the best way for us to learn
what Toba is, is to take it from
its roots. And Toba is an Arabic word brought to us by Islam and Islam also.
And a Saturday, a great linguist, said that October. What does What does Toba mean? The Prophet sallahu wa salam first said, I Tober and Adam Toba. This is the Hadith of the Prophet sosna. This is an Adam Toba. It's the first step.
It is great each Tober
that we all understand the word regret, but we understand it from our own perspectives. Some languages
have a different understanding of the same word, depending on the context.
And so it's important for us to understand what is another in our deen and our deen was brought to us when our Quran was brought to us. Albanian was brought to us in Arabic. So we go to the Arabs and we find out what is it? That Ananda means what is it great, and this is what I sent it. This is the statement and Adam means it is great for the disobedience. This is very important. It's not just that he great. It's really great for the disobedience, meaning one must consider what they have done this obedience to Allah subhana wa Tada.
Otherwise, if he regrets it for another reason, for example, a person
who is a Muslim and knows he's not supposed to drink wine or alcohol when intoxicating liquor
does it anyway. And they regretted but they regretted for the waste of money or for wasting money they degraded for that reason and not for disobedience to Allah then that by a sanity is not an Adam come up call Rasulullah as the Prophet SAW Selim said
So to us as Muslim in the great means, you regret something because you have disobeyed Allah subhanho wa taala.
And it's a very, very important
point it might be obvious to some but not so obvious to others. And so I am spending a little bit of time on that that point.
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and it is reserved for the for the servant who frequently depends who frequently goes to Allah subhana wa Taala with whatever they have done it recognizing their shortcomings and their mistakes turning to Allah sincerely in the repentance and asking no not asking and begging Subhanallah begging him hola hola Bella is that he will in general for his forgiveness
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we ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, in the Glorious Quran in surah baqarah
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So Adam, we understand this entire incident happened between Satan that was saving that today Adam
we understand this incident that happened. We understand it well. Every child every Muslim child knows it. What happened say with Nabil Adam and say that you know how well
but what Allah He the point of all of that was to bring us the concept of October that is the status of October in our way of life.
That is the importance of October to a human being.
I dare to say that a human being cannot be complete without Tober
that says how important panela Toba is. And I say one other thing. Well Allah He
the people today many many people both Muslim and non Muslim, who was suffering from so many mental illnesses, Han Allah
I make the statement that Toba
Toba Subhanallah is the only thing
that can relieve a person of the guilt that they feel
for the disobedience that they have committed, or the wrongdoing so something whatever that they feel guilty about.
Toba Subhanallah is the only thing that can remove that I urge you all to think on this urge or to take my words and explore it. And if you agree Alhamdulillah and if you disagree Alhamdulillah.
of October, or the status of October
is emphasized in another video in the Quran, where Allah Subhana Allah says, in Allah how your Buddha will be, or your humble Matata hailing.
Hon Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala loves those who make Toba He loves them.
If all you do is make Toba, Allah loves you. Allah.
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Toba, as I said before, is one of the great new armors that was bestowed upon us and offering us the most powerful means to alleviate our burdens.
And Toba Alhamdulillah as Allah subhana wa has told us it leads to something. It doesn't just end the
it helps us
to clear ourselves and prepare ourselves
for doing good.
There's a famous saying if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.
And we all know it. wiping the slate clean is not just about recognizing your mistakes and seeking forgiveness. It's also about planning for the future filled with goodness and righteousness.
Because if you fill your time with the good things with the things that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves, it doesn't leave much time for you to do the things that he that displeases Allah subhanaw taala and that is the Hikmah the wisdom in following it up with goodness
for Professor Solomon says you know if you do something bad followed up with something good so that you can wash it away, wipe it away.
And Allah subhana wa Tada has also instructed us
In another Ira was 30. Oh Ilana Villante mythweb income was nothing although a semi white he was out or I that's little Metatron Allah says hasten rush towards the mouthfeel of Allah which is the Tober rush towards it. It's an opportunity. Well Allah He rushed towards it wasn't nothing and the result of that will be Jana in sha Allah for all of us, Allah grantees, Jana
and Jana was prepared for whom? Alright that limiter came prepared for those who are conscious of Allah subhanho wa taala. If you're conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala then you're conscious of what you were doing. And if you do something that displeases Allah, you're conscious that you need to make Toba they all go hand in hand. The system of Allah subhanho wa Taala sunnah to Allah Allah wa ala listen Atilla there is no replacement for the way of Allah subhana wa Tala sunnah Tila says Allah's way.
The third step, therefore, in wiping the slate clean is for us to make a conscious effort to plan our days and weeks and months, with focus on becoming objective driven Muslims. That's it, it's a plan for us, we have to stick to it. Hello.
And made an example once when I said some people believe that Toba should only be made once in a lifetime.
And then I asked the question if you only cleaned your house once in a lifetime, how would your house look?
If you only cleaned your house once in the year? How would your house look? Sometimes if you don't clean your house every day how does your house look?
Always the same
you need to be able
to go to Toba all the time
to buy something that is between you and Allah subhana wa into Ireland and it is something that you should be doing on a daily basis
I will I will give some action points at the end of this football for what you can do to make your football more meaningful insha Allah make your Tober Asif more meaningful inshallah.
But before then I would like to delay
an incident that happened to Abdullah even normal, or the Allah one.
He was known for his strict adherence to Islamic teachings.
And he exemplified the essence of bringing oneself to account for deeds. So he was very strict on himself. Hello.
And this is one incident that happened to him, it might seem like nothing. But I beg for your attention in this. In the quiet moments of his self reflection, Abdullah abnormal would treat who did he treat, he would go to a quiet place, finding solace in the company of his own soul, in the presence of Allah subhanho wa taala.
One day, after a moment of deep introspection, he approached his servant and said, Bring me my mount. I must travel as if something happened, you know, yeah, to get the something happened that needed his attention urgently. And this was his response. The seven asked him where Obama, where are you going? Oh, even Omar,
Abdullah Obama responded
to our Lord, for I have many deeds to explain, and seek his forgiveness to Panama. This is a powerful anecdote. Very powerful. I'll tell you why. Because it shows us
the example of action that follows Tober
it's like the natural consequence of October is action will lie in Panama.
So in essence, the path to a fresh start involves three powerful steps, like knowledge and genuinely reflect on past mistakes or shortcomings like oh my god, the more famous stories turned sincerely to Allah subhanho wa taala, like the people of five, and Allah, who embraced Islam after initially opposing it, they oppose the Prophet Muhammad Salah violently,
and hastened to good like all our righteous predecessors,
on both here and abroad, and all around
my dear brothers and sisters, if you remember nothing else, remember what I'm about to say insha Allah.
Say these words to yourself.
When you are approaching Allah, sincerely wanting his forgiveness, say to your own self, have you forgotten?
Why do you persist in thinking that your son is the greatest thing in existence? Have you forgotten that he Allah who realize that you will Japan is
The Most Forgiving, the Most Loving.
Have you forgotten that Allah subhanho wa Taala gets elated, not just happy, elated when you repent.
And my proof for this is a beautiful story, where the Companions once saw a woman in distress, desperately searching for her son, whom she'd lost. When she finally found him, she hugged him tightly kissed him lovingly, affectionately, and fearfully.
The Companions were amazed by this display of raw emotion, and pure happiness. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, these words
Allah who should do Farhan Beto but ya de minha mean ha de.
We wanted here.
Allah subhanaw taala is more elated
by the Toba of his servant than this woman at finding her son Subhan Allah.
So what are you waiting for? Remember, we were talking to ourselves here? What are you waiting for self? Say, I still fit Allah now. Say it from your heart, and your soul and your tongue. Until even the impossible sins, the ones that you think is impossible or self
the ones that you think can never be forgiven. Make yourself strong fit Allah for that. desiring a shout in yourselves.
I seek your forgiveness Ya Allah. I swear. Allah yes we but that shouting in your sandals for Allah's forgiveness? Allah Most Forgiving will forgive you. Not Allah Who not because of your shouting
because Allah is the most forgiving and the most loving but Furusawa dude, because Allah is of a fool will do that is why you will be forgiven.
May Allah subhanaw taala the Most Merciful except that repentance, forgive our sins, and grant us the strength to consistently strive for goodness in our actions. May you guide us on the path of righteousness and grind to success in this life and the year after. I mean, I could have done mining hamdulillah