Allah Loves You More than Your Mother
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Smilla Rahmanir Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam.
I begin by praising Allah as the Virgil, Allah the Almighty. Rabbil Alameen, the Lord of all words the exalted the majestic, and I asked him to send his choices of blessings and salutations. Upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom his family members, his companions, and every single individual who treads on his path, the prophet spot with the class with sincerity until the end of time.
My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam this month, the month of Ramadan,
it sped past us, we just have a few more
nights left this month is known as Chateau Toba.
The month of October
and Toba is something that is extremely beloved Unto Allah Subhana.
Allah says in the Quran, in law, her you have both been
he has a Virgil did not say for those of you who are familiar with the Arabic language in Allah, you hate buta AB.
Instead, because that
is the usual form used for repenting.
The word on the other hand, is the exaggerated form. It is the intensive form. In other words, indeed, so the translation should go as.
Indeed, Allah loves those who rip, repent often, who repent excessively and this excessiveness could be due to repeated sins, because as human beings we have all been created between mistakes between making error and forgetfulness. So we keep slipping so that could be one reason. The other reason is because of the closeness that a servant of Allah enjoys with Allah. And because of his or her knowledge of Allah. He or she does excessive Toba. You should the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he did excessive Toba. And no one can say you can say I can't say that he was sending malaria to be LA. So why was he doing excessive Toba because of his closeness with Allah, his knowledge of
Allah. But the fact that he he knew that Allah loves Toba.
So my dear brothers in Islam this month is a good opportunity to turn to Allah in Toba. You see, it is from the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala that He has blessed us so much this ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He has simplified Toba for us. I'm not sure whether you are aware that some of the previous nations, the previous Omen, the previous prophets, some of them, they are Toba
was legislated as
if they had committed a sin.
They had to get rid of the limb that perpetrated the sin. May Allah protect us, for the Toba to be accepted. So think of it for a moment. If your eye had committed a sin.
A glance that is not appropriate. Now the Toba for that is to pluck out your I
had Allah legislated that upon this format, ask yourself how many of us would be able to fulfill it? You have to pluck off your digits pluck off your limbs. May Allah protect us all. And it is from his blessings that He has simplified the concept of Toba for us.
And another blessing upon this ummah of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the blessing of setup, the blessing of concealment.
Allah has hidden mistakes, Allah has conceded our flaws. And this is why one of the pious people of the past is reported to have said Alhamdulillah hin Levy, LEM Yaeger. I live do no b ra a.
All praises be Unto Allah, that he did not place upon sin, a bad odor, a lingering and bad odor. If Allah had done so,
Would we be able to face one another? Would we be able to sit like this?
Because each and every one of us if we were to touch our hearts we know of the skeletons in our closets. We know of the sins that we have committed. We know of the thoughts that cross our minds and our hearts. If these were to be plastered on our foreheads, would we be able to walk gracefully on this earth? Would we be able to meet people gracefully? Would people want to even meet us?
So it is from the blessings of Allah that Allah has conceded our faults. Allah has conceded our sins, Allah has not exposed it.
And I want to share with you all, a beautiful narration
that should fill your hearts with hope.
With regards to the mercy of our maker, Allah azza wa jal who is more loving who is more caring who is more kind to us than even our own mothers.
hadith is recorded if I'm not mistaken in the book of your mama Telemedia Rahim Allah.
You have a few a hadith, a few generations of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that talk about that describe the last individuals to enter Jannah the last people to interject and mark my words, when, if you were to think about it now how many human beings are on the face of this Earth? You have? What 7 billion are human beings? Right? We're not talking about the last person to enter Jannah from these 7 billion human beings. No, we're talking about the last human beings to enter Jannah from the from, from the very inception from our father, Adam and Islam until the last human being to set foot on the face of this earth. From all those from mankind in entirety. You have a
hadith you have narrations that talk about the last individuals to enter Jannah. So one such individual, the prophet talks about him in this beautiful Hadith.
The narration goes along the lines of these words, they'll come on holiday to salatu salam, the man will be brought in front of Allah subhanho wa taala.
And in other narrations, also, you have this conversation that takes place where Allah subhanho wa Taala will address the servant of his and it will be mentioned or slave of mine. You committed this
and this on this day. And on that day.
The narration goes along the lines of these words, you closed the doors.
You conceal yourself from the eyes of the public from the eyes of others. But you were heedless about the fact that I was watching you, Allah Akbar, just imagine how much of turmoil, how much of anxiety, that slave of Allah would be in that he disregarded and he thought, the gaze of Allah or the eye of Allah, the watching of Allah as being the most insignificant, why he hid himself from the eyes of the public. He hid himself from the eyes of his friends, but he didn't care about the fact that Allah was watching him. He felt ashamed to do what he did in front of the people. Why? Because it would tarnish his image, it would destroy his reputation, he would lose the goodwill that people
had about him. But he cared less about the fact that Allah, his maker, more beloved unto his mother was watching him. So Allah will address him, Oh, my slave, you committed this. And you committed that on this day and on that day.
And none of us will be able to deny anything, my dear brothers in Islam, why this is not going to be any ordinary court. We're talking about the court of Allah, we're not even an atom's weight of injustice will be served.
And then it will be said,
Bring forth his sins.
But exclude the major ones. Now you know, we have major sins and minuses. So bring forth his sins, only his minor sins, leave out his major sins. Now in a way if you try to think of what may have been what may go through the mind of that individual, he might at that juncture sigh a huge sigh of relief. Alhamdulillah my major sins have not been brought forth. And now the minor sins are being mentioned. He won't deny anything. Why? Because everything has been recorded. My dear brothers in Islam, every statement of yours, every action of yours, every glance of yours every thought of yours.
Today we have high tech security systems, you know, in so much of detail and you have terabytes of storage to record one month's worth of footage, one year's worth of footage, 10 years worth of footage. This is the technology that
weaklings like us we have come forward with them. Just imagine what Allah has with him, every statement of yours will be recorded, and everything is recorded V Kitabi movie in in a clear book, and it will be presented.
And once everything has been presented, most probably this man will hang his head, in despair, in sorrow in sadness, and then out of the infinite mercy of Allah, the sheer kindness of Allah, it will be announced, transform all these sins that were mentioned into good deeds. Now this man, his face lights up.
And the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he tells us that the man blurts out at that moment, why because his heart is now filled with all
his rejoicing and he says, Yeah, Allah, Ya Allah. But there are some other sins that have not been mentioned there Allah, why now initially, he did not want those things to be mentioned. He wanted them to be excluded. He wanted them to be concealed his major ones. But now that he saw he witnessed the magnanimity of Allah, the generosity of Allah the kindness of Allah, He cries out the Allah my other sins to in the hope that those sins also will be transformed into good deeds.
This is this is the mercy of our Maker Media brothers in Islam.
Imam Ibn Al Karim Rahim Allah, he mentioned in his book by Dr. Sally keen
that there are four rivers, there are four rivers that allow a slave of his, to purify him for rivers. Now, depending on the level or the number of sins and other factors, an individual may have to be purified at times, into ribbons at times in Three Rivers, at times in all four rivers to be purified. Because you see to enter Jannah you have to be pure. You have to be pure.
What are these four rivers obviously time does not permit me to go into all four rivers but I want to swiftly touch on them. The Four Rivers are number one, the river of Toba. Number one, the river of Toba.
Number two, the river of Anna Lou salejaw The river of good deeds. So the river October no doubt purifies you. Number two, the river of good deeds purifies you. Number three, the river of tests calamities, trials and challenges if Allah loves an individual because he these three rivers are connected to dunya it all in dunya May Allah protect us from the river of purification of Alaska, the fourth one is
the blazing fire of jahannam.
If even after these three rivers if a person has not been purified entirely, then he will be dipped into the fourth river for a complete purification. And once he or she is purified, but don't take it lightly, it is the fire of jahannam.
After that, that individual if he believes in Allah, He will be admitted into Jannah.
Now these three rivers are related to or connected to this worldly life. So Toba, Amanda sunny ha. And trials calamities challenges and difficulties if you are being tested, my dear brother, my dear sister, know that Allah loves you. It could be to purify you of your sins, to elevate to raise your ranks in his eyes and to get you closer to him. So don't utter blasphemous things when you are going through a tough test. When you're going through a trial when you're going through a calamity. It takes a high level of faith to accept it. You see at times we are people may Allah protect us all from terminal terminal illnesses and may Allah ease the affairs of those who have been diagnosed
with terminal illnesses. You see, you have an individual who is diagnosed with cancer.
So you have two approaches to go about with it and you yourself might have witnessed it with people who are who have been diagnosed with cancer, you have certain individuals who would say I have been tested with cancer. And you will also come across certain people who beautifully say I have been gifted with cancer. Allahu Akbar. You see to say the latter. It takes a lot of Eman, a lot of faith, a lot of work cool to accept it as a gift from Allah.
Most of us we look at it negatively when you look at trials challenges, challenges and calamities.
We tend to want to wage war with Allah why ya allah Have you tested me like this? We go on to other blasphemous things. So it takes a very high level of faith to accept it as a gift from Allah and to and to change to have this mindset shift, where you look at it as a form of purification as a blessing in disguise.
So my dear brothers in Islam, the river of Tober this month is a beautiful month for you to dip for you to jump into that river, the river October.
You see sins sins
are an obstacle
that prevents you from getting close to Allah. If you are finding it difficult to fast, if you are finding it difficult to pray, if you're finding it difficult, that when you read the Quran, your heart is not moisten your heart is not being softened. You feel your heart is hard. If you're finding it difficult to do good deeds if you're finding it difficult to give out charity if you're finding it difficult to give out your Zakah if I'm not mistaken a man goes like this complaining to Ali Radi Allahu Andrea Lee and finding it difficult to do good deeds and finding it difficult to wake up as a whole and finding it difficult to fast and finding it difficult to pray and finding it
difficult to read the Quran and make the doctor of the Quran to reflect on the words of my maker.
You know, what are the Allahu Anhu said to this man? Yeah, Raj will
hold the coin Yeah, that do No.
Amen. Your sins have shackled you. Your sins have shackled you. Your sins are weighing you down like an anchor. And that's why you find it difficult to move. That's why you find it difficult to get closer to Allah. That is why your heart is hardening. So my dear brothers in Islam, you see, Allah does not like sins. Remember, Allah does not like sins, but Allah loves Toba. So if you fall into the pit of sin Toba is to remove yourself from it. See the difference between taqwa and Toba? Taqwa is to avoid the same Tober is when you go into the sin coming out of it. This is the difference. You know in simple layman's terms Taqwa versus Toba, taqwa is to avoid it entirely. Prevention require
to avoid it entirely. The Oba is when you acknowledge have gone into the same but you don't linger in there you don't stay in that you remove yourself from it. And the beauty of Toba is that you intend firmly that you do not go back into that pit into that abyss again.
And my dear brothers
once you go into Toba
remember even number 2am I
going to mention one more narration and conclude one or two.
Because I think I have about two to three minutes. A man you see you have the ayah in the Quran, or maker he says we're up to him is Soylent Tada in
Missoula Mina, Elaine in Santa, it used him saying he
the Lika the crawleys Kitty when we're looking at the suburban Newzoo or the reason behind the revelation of this idea in the books of tafsir there's a hadith if I'm not mistaken the bulk of your mama tell me the again. That mentioned the man goes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he says, Allah
Ya rasool Allah, there was a woman
and I fell into temptation, desire.
And I did everything except for the act of intercourse with her.
Is there any hope for Toba? For me?
The Prophet was quiet.
If I'm not mistaken, the man asks again. And then the you know, Alma Radi Allahu Anhu the genius or Ahmadi Allah, one who was in the crowd, and he cries out, yeah, Roger, what have you done? Allah conceded your faults, Allah conceal your mistake. So it was between you and Allah, why did you now come here and expose yourself in front of all of us? Allah,
the Prophet remains quiet. And after a while the man leaves.
Then this idea was revealed to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam and he immediately sent someone to call the man back, the man comes back. What is the ultimate Salah Tatara for you in a hurry was good Amina Lane, the ayah talks about establishing salah and then in Al Hassan RT Ubinas say, indeed good deeds erase bad deeds it erases. Bye
It's the man cries out ya rasool Allah is the specially for me only for me. The Prophet says no this is for the entire OMA of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
so just like in a cup when you have a black dot you pour pure water it comes out do good deeds, your sins will be forgiven, and you will see all of it in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala use this month to turn to him in sincere Toba. May Allah azza wa jal forgive us of our sins. May He accept our good deeds. May he help us all to turn to Him and since the October may He bless us with beautiful, healthy, long and productive lives to attain many more Ramadan in the future. I mean, I mean Walker that way I will come to the law here a bit. I mean, just