His Sheer Mercy
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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The Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary at the Wellawatte Jumuah Masjid in Colombo, Sri Lanka on the 1st of March 2019.
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Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala nabina Muhammad while he was off be he was settled and
we commenced by praising Allah Subhana Medina we asked him the almighty the Lord of all words the exalted to shower his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was seldom his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of
my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I remind myself I enjoy it upon myself and then all of you all present here to adopt a life of taqwa. And that is to bring in the consciousness of our maker of Allah subhanho wa Taala during every single second of our lives, if we wish to attain success if we wish to attain victory in this world as well as the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of taqwa and may He make us from the victorious and successful ones. I mean,
the Hadith has been recorded in the book of Mr. Muslim rahima Hola, annivesary niloufar euro, the long line, a Buddha nilla wafer euro the long line who he makes mentioned that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said, and the narration goes along the lines of these words, oh, come up Allah alayhi salatu was salam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells us that indeed,
I know of the men of the individual who will enter gender, who will enter Paradise Lost. In other words, the last person to enter Paradise, the last man, the last individual to enter Paradise, and he will be the last one to exit from jahannam Allahu Akbar, the last person to enter Jannah and the last person to exit from jahannam to leave jahannam this individual will be brought in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And, and this is before he enters gender, obviously, and it will be said, he arredo li he Silverado de
waterfowl and who Kibera who it will be said, present his sins, present his sins.
But what kind of sins, his minor sins, present all of his or bring forth all of his minor sins,
forgiven him in regards to his major sins. Allah subhanho wa Taala will announce, bring forth all of his minor sins, and forgive him of his major sins. Now this individual will remain quiet.
Because he knows he can't deny any of the sins, everything he kitabi mubin everything has been recorded in a clear register, and all of it is being presented. So he does not dare refuse, he does not dare sorry, he does not dare deny, he does not dare reject any of it. All of it is being presented. And you know, in a way perhaps he breeds he lets out a sigh of relief that his major sins have now not been brought into the equation. It will be said, forgive him, or do not mention the major sins. It's just the minor sins. And now he will be looking at all of his minor sins. And you know, his heart will start to sink because he's losing hope. When he looks at the extensive list of
minor sins itself. He's worried now and he's breathing a sigh of relief Alhamdulillah you know what my major sins were not brought here. If they were brought, that's it, I would be drowning in sins. And then Subhan Allah.
Allah has written a rough man, Rahim. the Especially Merciful, the Entirely Merciful, he will announce,
let all those sins are either minor sins be transformed into good deeds for this individual. Allahu Akbar. Now you know what, the man will cry out Yala. But you know, there are some other sins that are missing that have not been mentioned earlier. He was saying a sigh of relief that you know what my major sins have not been mentioned. The minute it is announced that the sins are all being transformed into good deeds. He cries Arreola, but but but there are some things that were not mentioned. I've committed more sins.
The prophets that Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam, he mentioned the Hadith and the narrator of the Hadith He states that he said a long while he was still smiled at this point to an extent that his back teeth were visible.
How beautiful the smile of the prophets Allah while evangelism.
Now my dear brothers in Islam, this hadith is beautifully illustrated.
It's the sheer mercy, the infinite mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And there are beautiful lessons that are beautiful for why that can be deduced from this hadith. But due to the brevity of time, I hope to touch on just one. Now obviously, some of you might be having the question. Okay, so what about the consequences of his major sins? Now this is an individual who committed major sins, okay? And now, we learn in the heartbeat that the major sins were not even brought into the equation.
So one might only wonder but then what about the consequences of the Cabal?
Now he committed major sins, what about the consequences? We have learned, we have studied we have read that we have to face consequences in regards to major sins. So how can this individual gets to go scot free? How come he's not facing any consequences?
Maybe that'll play him or him a hula. He mentions in his famous book Medallia to Sally Keane.
A lovely lesson that can be linked to this Heidi.
He talks about the sinner. He talks about the sinner, the sinner, una we are all sinners May Allah subhana wa jal forgive us. We are perpetual and constant sinners. we sinned through our limbs, we sin through our hearts, we sin through our minds. May Allah forgive us, May Allah forgive us, May Allah forgive us. I mean,
he mentions in Madrid, you salic in in his book, in regards to the sinner, the center is good.
In the sense if Allah Subhana Allah intends to purify an individual. Now obviously, this center has to be a believer. But if Allah intends to purify him,
then he immerses this individual
either one of four rivers, all into four rivers into the into the totality of them, he'll either be put into one of these four rivers or mentioned the rivers in shallow rivers of mercy. Or at times he might be dipped into two of those rivers. At times, he might go into just one and he will be purified. At times, he might have to go into two and through that he will be purified. At times he might have to go into three of those rivers and he will be purified at times he might even have to go into four of those rivers to be purified. Now three of those rivers are in this world. They are from the life of this dunya and one river is from
the three rivers of this world river number one
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toe button now so ha, river number two, Amarillo salejaw good deeds good deeds, river number three masarap calamities triers challenges and difficulties in life, Three Rivers river number four of Allah Hara is jahannam May Allah save us on it.
So if Allah wills good for an individual he will be put into one of these rivers and purified at times two at times three and a times all four.
mela save us from Johanna. But let's talk about the three rivers of this world river number one top button so
if a love is good for an individual he is given the opportunity to mend his ways. He is given the opportunity to turn over a new leaf. He is given the opportunity to indulge in Toba Toba as in to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The meaning of Toba is to turn back to a wiser Virgil Votto boo Allah wa. And I think I mentioned this in the past Toba is not reserved for the sinners. Toba is we think of Toba as something for the sinners for criminals for wrongdoers. No no no no Toba needs to become part and parcel of all of our lives. Allah says in the Quran was in Allah He Jamie and I you help me know and look at who is being addressed or me known and as we all know, the woman is
higher than the Muslim
and yet they're the ones being addressed with Uber and Ola Jamie and me noon. omote me noon turn to Allah in Toba, all of you, like I like him to fly home so that you become victorious and successful in this world as well as the next. So Toba, if Allah grants you the opportunity to because at the end of the day, it is the tofi of Allah, there are some of us, we think of sins lightly. We think of our sins very, very lightly. We don't even have that notion within us to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala
Don't our hearts don't tremble, goosebumps don't run down our skin and then shadows don't run down our spine when it comes to listening to the words of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, the admonishments of our maker but if your heart trembles if you are turning to Allah if you feel guilt, Nether regret, if you feel all of these feelings in regards to your sins, then Allah is opening the door of tober for you and we need to rush to the dough to seek the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal river number two, Amma Lusaka and there are ample evidence in this regard in regards to our masala expiating our sins. For example, we have the ayah
well, Allah subhanho wa Taala he states
welcome is sanata Torah in a hurry was one of Amina Lail in heslin attitude hibben sad, indeed your good deeds, expiate your bad deeds, it's almost like you have a glass in which there is this black.or drop of impurity. And now if you start pouring pure water into that glass, it's obviously going to flush out that toxic impurity and the water is going to become clean and clear. So that's the example of good deeds, the more good deeds you do you purge out all the evil, you purge out the sin, you purge out the toxicity, the negativity of the evil deeds and you're filled with good deeds, you're filled with good vibes, good good.
feelings, good thoughts, good inclinations.
In regards to this ayah when you look into the books of Tafseer, you have several good news all you have the reason behind the revelation. So in regards to this ayah there is a hadith that has been recorded in the book of Imam Bukhari and Muslim Rahim Allah Listen to me attentively. Even in my sorrows, rhodiola one who he makes mention of the Hadith and he states that one day we were all seated with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the narration goes along the lines of these words, there was a man who came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he said Yasuda, Allah
I have indulged
in everything that a man and woman would generally indulge in, apart from intercourse. So in other words, I have hugged a woman, I have kissed her, I've done all of that I just didn't indulge in, in the actual act of intercourse, sexual intercourse. And he's coming and confessing this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Amaro the other one,
a beautiful individual, a genius. He was in the gathering and he comments
cetara Cova Allah covered up your sin Lau set delta L and F ck If only you had concealed it, why did you come and now announce it to all of us. Allah cover it up Allah concealed it was between you and Allah. Now why have you come here and announced it to all of us and now we are all looking at you knowing what you have done.
The sort of lies that alone while a radio Selim he keeps quiet. The man after a while he gets up and he leaves
the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam send someone behind him to call him back to bring him back to the gathering. He was called back to the gathering and then the processor along while he very seldom he tells him
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The minute desire was read, you can see relief washing down the face of this man and he immediately asks the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Yasser Allah, is this only specially for me? Is it just exclusively for me? And in another narration, the Sahaba they asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam jasola is this exclusively for this individual? Is it only for this man, to which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam responds, no, it is for every single individual of my oma until the day of tm, Allahu Akbar, until the day of the AMA.
Now there are some people who have wrongly understood this hadith.
They go on to think that you can offer salah and go and kiss women
that you can offer salah and go and indulgence dinner. Now that's not the understanding. You understand.
Landing is that if you have committed a sin, then rush to Salah, rush to indulge in good deeds, many, many many good deeds to expiate and he raised that sin to wash that sin away, to drown that sin in the pure waters of Allah salejaw in the pure waters of good deeds.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his report to have said a sadhaka to for example, a sadhaka to Katia,
that the sadaqa that you give out to the fuel Katia it extinguishes your evil deeds, your mistakes Subhan Allah you know, we have another Hadith that has been recorded in the book of Mr. mahtomedi Rahim Allah.
A man goes to the prophets that along revalue SLM. And he says, Yasser Allah if the captain says I have done them by our demon, I have committed a great sin a great mistake here Rasul Allah for Henley, Toba is the atoma for me, can I can I turn back to online Toba? Now look at the earshot look at the guidance of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam you and I.
But do you think we will do we would indulge in judging the individual we would indulge in calling the individual names we would indulge in at times even tech fee. May Allah save us or calling the individual a cafe.
But you know what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said,
he asks the man
is your mother alive? Allah.
Look, look at the guidance of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam is your mother alive? That you need to understand the conversation? He is coming to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he's saying you have committed to them by now. vaman a great sin for Halle Toba? Is there tober for me, how's the professor? responding? Is your mother alive? To which the man says No, unfortunately, no. Then the professor asks, Is your holla alive? Is your mother sister alive? To which the man says yes yaroslava she is alive for Bill raha then be in her service?
Be in her service.
Because obviously, it is understood that you have to firstly now Don't misunderstand again. That in place of Toba or that you you know you go and be in service and not indulgent Oh by No. By default you have to turn to online tober you have to cry to Allah Allah forgive me of my sins, but to expiate, for the mistake that you committed, go and be in the service of your mother's sister because Islam deems the mother sister equivalent to the mother.
So be in her service serve her. And that reserve in Sharla is an explanation for the sin of yours. do more good deeds.
There's another Hadith
and this is in the book of Mr. Muslim Rahim Allah as you can see all authentic hadith and passivity Malik are the one who makes mentioned
that once a man comes to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he says jasola me a sub two had done
for him while he
had done something where the head needs to be imposed on me, therefore established the head don't mean establish the penalty on me. So whilst he was telling this to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the form of a Salah was called out or the other end was called out. And then the two of them went and prayed the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and this man the Prophet would have led the prayer and the man prays behind the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now after the solid demand comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says yeah Rasul Allah, India sought to hide them. I have done something wrong where the head needs to be imposed on me for a 10 fee Akita Baba. So
established the book of Allah on me in the sense established the head. You know what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says,
Did you not pray with us? Allah? He asks the men, did you not pray with us just now? To which the man says yes Yasuda law, then it hab for the warfare. Then go you have been forgiven by Allah subhanho to Hana. Then go in another narration it had for God the offer Allah who had the offer Allahu them back. Then go your sin has been forgiven by Allah they had this been lifted go.
The whole point of mentioning all of these hobbies is connected to river number two, Mr. lasala. Good deeds, indulgence Allah establish your relationship with Allah give out sadaqa Don't be stingy Don't be miserly. Each and every one of us we have the potential. Perhaps some of us given millions, some of us given 1000s some of us given hundreds in whichever way possible do more good deeds to cover up for your sins. River number three is very swiftly.
calamities we are all waging our own was. We all go through calamities this life is a test. But a believers perspective towards those calamities towards those challenges and difficulties, my dear brothers in Islam is that it is a means for Allah to forgive us of our sins. And when does it become as such? When does these can when do these calamities become a form of expiation? When you hold on to patience during those calamities, perhaps you're going through financial difficulties hold on to patience perhaps you're going through medical issues health related problems hold on to
patients maybe you're going through relationship family management problems hold on to hold on to solver hold on to patience. You know, there was once a wise individual from our self who is reported to have said
low level massage him in the sense what he says is if it were not for calamities, low level, Messiah a
lower Idina, Yama Tamati, my family if it were not for the calamities of this dunya we would all end up on the day of tiama as bankrupt individuals, bankrupt as in with no good deeds to stand in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala but it is through the Messiah. It is through the calamities and bear in mind even a thorn pricking a believer hiding from the prophets, Allah Islam, even a thorn, even a shock even a tone breaking you your sins are being forgiven then Subhana Allah, think about you being stuck in traffic, think about your meeting with an accident, think about financial difficulties. Think about health related problems, if even through a mere toll pricking you you're
walking down the street and a thorn pricks you sins are being forgiven Subhan Allah, the What about other problems people are suffering from failed organs. People are suffering from terminal illnesses, people are drowning in debt. So these problems they are a means for Allah to forgive you of your sins for Allah to raise your rank for Allah to give you a high place in gender, as long as you don't grumble and complain and question the decree of Allah as long as you don't utter blasphemous statements against Allah.
As long as you hold on to beautiful patience for sovereign Jamil
And lastly, my dear brothers in Islam, if one is not
purified through one of the three rivers in adonia, then he has to eventually go to jahannam. And that is the explanation of the Hadith and the answer to the question that I raised at the very beginning, what are the consequences? How can this individual got to go scot free, he was put into river number four, he is the last person to exit jahannam. So he has spent a considerable period of time in jahannam for the sake of him being purified for all of his sins. So he was purified and then taken out and that's why the major sins were not even brought into the equation.
I leave you all with one ad, the last Hadeeth.
Again, the Hadith is authentic. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he talks about the last person to antigen. So this is you have different Heidi talking about this individual. The man will now come to the prophet to Allah subhanho wa Taala and it will be said to the man go to Jenna and find your place the Hadith goes along the lines of these words. This man will go to Jenna and he will see agenda to be full, full.
All slops taken full he'll come back and he will say Allah Jana is full.
It will be said to him now Go Go and find your place in Jenna. Now he will go a second time and he will see it will seem as if Jenna is full. He will come back and say yeah Allah agenda is full paradisus full.
Love will then say for the third time go and find your place in Jenna. There is for you
the likes of this dunya and 10 times it. Allahu Akbar, the men who start to shadow him say Allah, Allah, are you making fun of me Allah? Are you Are you mocking me of I'm the last person to go and I'm going to get 10 times this dunya Are you making fun of me whilst you are the king of all creations? And even when mentioning that Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he smiles where his back teeth could be seen. All of these beautiful Hadith My dear brothers in Islam, illustrate the sheer Mercy of Allah subhana wa Jalla the infinite mercy of Allah azza wa jal Therefore, let us let us have strong hope in the mercy of Allah azza wa jal likewise, let us be
conscious of the anger of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So, that we do not displease Eliza gel, it has strived to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. With that I conclude, I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive all of our sins, to accept our good deeds to help us to mend our ways to turn over new leaves to purge ourselves of all negative and toxic elements and to fill our hearts with good and powerful
Towards towards one another. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us all to be united as an oma united as a community. Al May Allah subhanho wa Taala bless this country to move and progress forward. And lastly, just as how he unitrust here in this message may unite us in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I mean I mean once again hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen