How the Qur’an teaches us to make Du’a

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Santa Monica Marina to la de todo Baraka to everyone. Today, let's talk about a question that a lot of you asked me, I get a lot of these messages about how do we make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala properly, that is there any step by step guide in the poor and or in the sooner that teaches us how we should speak to Allah in order that, you know, Allah is listening to us, and that our doors will be accepted. So I figured that I have a lot of running around to do today. So you guys are going to come along for the drive with me. So I'm going to start now, don't worry, I'm not driving and got my phone all hooked up. Now I'm going to actually start driving. And you guys are sitting right here in

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one of my what you might call it the phone holder clip thing is whatever it is called. Anyhow. So let's get right into this insha Allah hotel pilot. So I want to bring your attention to Surah number 25 verse number 70, and 71. So for those of you that are following verse number 70, and 71 in Surah, number 25. And this particular sutra is called suta till full upon. Now just a couple of things that we want to know about the sort of before we begin with these two beautiful versus suta Telfer con is a Mackie Sora and so what that means is that everything is sorted for pile is going to deal with a lot of the things that our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam had to cope with in Mecca, particularly

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trying to teach the basic message of Islam which is La ilaha illAllah Muhammadan rasul Allah. So just trying for people to understand, not to associate partners with a lot not to take away the rights of Allah and give it to others, just basic foundational principles when it comes to practicing this religion. So if you ask the question of how do we speak to a lot properly in order that he will respond to our doors, the first criteria, but brothers and sisters is, uh, you have to make sure that you are well grounded in La ilaha illAllah, that you understand what it means to worship one creator, you understand who Allah subhanho wa Taala is. So basically understand who

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you're talking to, and who you're trying to request things from. It's very difficult that even logically speaking, if you wanted something from anybody, but you didn't know them, well, you wouldn't ask them or they wouldn't be that inclined to give anything to you anyway, because they don't know you, well, you hardly speak to them, they hardly speak to you. So it's obvious that you wouldn't lend a helping hand to one another. You wouldn't go to that person and depend on them for anything. So the same idea with Allah subhanho wa Taala. The more you speak to him, the more you study him, the more you get to know who he is, the more you understand His names and his attributes,

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the more you understand Allah subhanho wa Taala authority and power, the more you understand what Allah does and why he does so his infinite wisdom, then it will be easier for you to speak to Allah. And you will feel more confident that when you do speak to him that you know that he's listening, that you know that in short, a level of clarity, you will get the kind of response that you're hoping for. So that's the first benefit of knowing that sootel photon is a Mackie Sora so it's 90% of it is all about laying the foundations of La Ilaha Illa affirming and strengthening and protecting the oneness of Allah in your worship. Here's number two, with suta Tilford call, very

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specifically this particular sutra has a lot to do with how the Prophet alayhi salatu salam would handle people who rejected his message. So just imagine that he's living in Mecca, and he's trying to call people to Islam. He's trying to tell people stop idol worship, and things like that. And what they're saying to him, so whether it be them threatening him, whether they're persecuting him, they're insulting him, they're calling him names, you name it, the whole works. This particular sort of teaches us how to respond to people who threaten and put you down because you're trying to preach the message or let you know that you've lost so it's a it's a sort of that is really important in

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this day and age. So practically what that looks like I'll give you an example in a little for upon Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that on the Day of Judgment, our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam he will come on the Day of Judgment, and a lot of surgeon will ask him to testify, to speak on behalf of his oma while calling Oprah solely out of be so the first thing that Prophet alayhi salatu salam will say Oh Allah in cometa, who has a poor Anima Judah, my people what they did meaning people from this oma

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They did is they took the portal and that was right in front of them. It was on their phone. It was on the bookshelves, it was right in front of their face. Why? Why do I translate it that way because the the sutra says has the core and doesn't say Valley Cal Portland has is an essence, a shout out little potty. So it's a name of a direction, but it's a direction pointing towards something that is close to you. You can touch it, you have access to it, you can handle it. So that's what has it used for. So the fact that has that is used in this particular aim. It tells us that this poor and wasn't far away. People had access to this port and they could download it. They could listen to it on

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YouTube. They had it on their phones, there were apps, numerous apps, they had copies of the port and that was being distributed and given out across the world for free. Like you didn't even have to pay for this stuff anymore. It was accessible to you. And so the process Selim is going to tell a low a low they had access to this book, but still What did they end up doing? Listen to it's a panel up in Nepal metalphoto has Alcor Anna Majora. Majora is a word that comes from the word hedgerow. And we all know what his aura is, his aura is that when you migrate from A to B from one place to another, so what the professor is saying is that as if these people abandon the core and so much in

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their life, that they actually made hedgerow from the poor end to something else. And that's just frightening. So when the prophesy centum is talking about this, all of the verses that come afterwards is all about laying the foundations to strengthening tawheed and the oneness of Allah between you and him. Because if you're a man, your faith and your Akita is the one that is strong. Everything in Islam comes together, you'll understand the wisdom behind everything, why it's important to speak to Allah why it's important to learn why it's important to study why it's important to understand fifth and recite the Quran, etc, etc. All of this stuff starts to make

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sense. Once you affirm the oneness of a lot in your life, I'll talk about this particular concept, the oneness of Allah or tau heat, I will do a separate series in that inshallah later on. So let's get right to the verses that we want to talk about today in sha Allah. So fast forward to the end of the suta verse number 70 and 71 a lot of you heard these verses before because again, it's one of those verses in the poor and he mams teachers and even students of the poor and we love to recite it in our sada we love to recite it when we're practicing. It's one of the most beautiful verses of the entire quarter and so it is actually part of the end message or the parting message of sorts will

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fall upon a lot so which I'll start sloughing he says things like walking back, man and lesbian I am sure a lot of the holder what either hot tub open will get you don't applaud who said Emma. So those verses and I'm sure some of you listening when you hear those words, you will remember those were to remember those verses because I get to set people love to recite it unless says that the ultimate slave and belief are to him, why are you bad? Men are the ones that when they walk a lesbian, I am sure in Ireland also when they walk, they walk with the sense of peace and tranquility into an island out of the hole now, how now comes from the word honan. How long literally means that you're

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soft, you're gentle, you don't have a swag. You don't try to walk like you own everything. You don't puff your chest out, you don't walk us if you're superior, you're better than everybody else. You walk with this sense of humility. And the greatest example of humility is our Prophet it salatu salam, this man when he walked

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in, he would know that that is a prophet of Allah, unless you were in company with him. So he would walk like everybody else he would eat like everybody else. He would even live like everyone else. He didn't have like a fancy tent that was made out of silk or gold. He didn't have like the prized of camels and horses. He didn't wear expensive clothing. He was just a normal, regular, genuine, humble individual. So this am what it's telling us is that your introduction, the qualities that Allah loves the most is

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that these are prime qualities in a believer is that when you walk you walk with the sense of humility and your humble with people. Now when all is said and done, brothers and sisters, verse 70, and 71 continues and it starts like this.

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slaves and Muslims and people all across this planet, people forever We will be subject to mistake. So what do we do and we make mistakes, we seek forgiveness, we asked a lot of Forgive us, we make Toba to him and so on and so forth. And so when all is said and done after a lot

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What he does is he mentioned the three greatest spiritual crimes of Islam. The three greatest crimes number one is murder. Actually, let me reverse let me stick with the a number one is shut up. So to associate partners with Allah, remember that showed can literally means to take the rights of Allah and you'll give it to someone or something else. That's literally what choke is. So the first spiritual crime that is the greatest spiritual crime in the sight of Allah is that somebody associates and I'm committed showed up with Allah subhana wa Tada. Number two is of course murder like physical murder, taking the life of somebody unjustly on fairly and number three is zinna.

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What's interesting in this area is that ensued it is saw a lot inverts the two in sunat is Surah. Allah mentioned Xena first while at Taco Bell, Xena, so he mentioned zinna first adultery. And then afterwards he mentions murder, but in suited for clon. Allah mentions murder first, and then he mentioned sinner afterwards. So what's the benefit behind that? These are equally these are equal crimes in the sight of Allah. So from a spiritual sense, these are both equal in the sight of Allah. One is physical murder. And the other one is a spiritual murder of the heart to sinner. So it's a panela that's the introduction to a verse 70 and 71

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Muslim or a person falls into one of these three greatest crimes in the sight of Allah so what do they do? So here's where Allah subhana wa tada always gives us hope. Allah says in the mentor but what am and what I'm healer and I don't saw the hand. So you been de la Hussain at him has entered, what can a level of food of rahima that's very 70 that 71 woman turbo amilo solid you have in Abuja, tubal ilahi metabo. That's verse 71. So let's look at this very carefully. Allah says that a punishment is going to be doubled or multiplied for the people who commit one or all three of these major spiritual crimes, except for the person in them and tab, except for the person. Here's the

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first ingredient The first step in learning how to speak to Allah in a way that Allah subhanaw taala will listen, Allah says in them and except for the person that repents tap, you all have heard this word before tap, like like like the word Toba literally means to repent. But what exactly does that even entail? When we say repent? What exactly are we saying? We're saying that

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actually change something in their life. So when you say that you want to make doba to Allah, it doesn't mean that you just stand up and you say, a stop, fiddle law or love Forgive me or love, give me this, don't do this, etc, etc. A lot of Muslims have this misunderstanding that they think making Toba or seeking a less forgiveness is just verbal. I just say stuff that a lot every time I do something wrong, or I just raised my hands or Allah forgive me, forgive me. And that should cover everything. towba is physical change, it means that you actually go back and you reassess your life, you reassess the way that you were living if you were saying things if you're involved in things

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that you know, are under slamming that you know, you're not supposed to be involved in Toba literally means that you'd go back and you're reassess all of that. And then to try to better your life and you physically change something about you. So whether it be the way you dress, whether it be the way you act, the way you behave, how you treat people, what's in your heart, you know how there's, there's a lot of Muslims out there, I meet them all the time, where in their heart, they might harbor some kind of hatred for you or disappointment for you. But on the outside, it's just like the monastic it's just like the hypocrite on the outside. They show you the smiles. They say

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salaam aleikum, they do all of that stuff, but inside of their heart, they harbor bad feelings and sentiments about you. So Allah is saying that the first step if you want me to listen to you, is you have to make proper repentance or Toba, which of course, that means that you basically have to change something about you or your life. So that's the first step number 211 turba What am I gonna here's the step number two, is that you renew your faith with a lot. This is really interesting. Let me just close my

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visor guys, because it's raining right now. And I think the raindrops are a little bit loud. Okay, that didn't make any difference whatsoever. But anyhow, unless says m&m, you renew your faith. So what does that mean? You know how

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When somebody takes their Shahada, we say to them now that you have become Muslim, and you've taken your Shahada, that all of your sins are forgiven, all of your sins are wiped out, you become like this newborn child. Well, that's kind of similar to what happens when a Muslim even makes sincere Toba for mum with a lust panel in Thailand. It says if you're saying to a lump, or a lot, I'm making sincere Toba. And I promise you, I'm not going to go back to what I used to do anymore. So in essence, you're renewing your faith. So what does that mean? Does that mean that every time you make Toba with a lump, that all of your sins are being wiped up, whites are wiped away, just like the new

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Muslim who accept says to them, there's a possibility. So this AI just opened up a whole world of possibilities of hope and perseverance and strength and change. So it's amazing that Allah says the first thing I want you to do is physically change something about your life. And then number two, I want you to renew your faith, renew your intention, I want you to make a promise to me that you won't go back to those ways again. Here's number three. What what amela MLM society hat. Now, of course, if you talk the talk, then you have to walk the walk. So if you say that you want to change and you want to be a better person, then you'll have to live a life that reflects that. So what I

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mean, I'm an insanely hot is a lovely way of saying, Okay, I get your intention. Now, I understand what you want, I understand what you're looking for. I see the renewed promise and this new renewed sense of faith in me. Now I want to see you do it. Now I want to see your life reflect that I want you to practice what you're preaching what you're asking for. So that makes perfect sense. And I think that that's pretty straightforward. Let's finish this up. Why Urmila mn on solea oola. Ek you bet did a long senior at him has said, you know this part of the verse guys is just amazing to me. Now, Allah tells us something we didn't even ask for. He gives you something you didn't even ask

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for. But because you made a sincere Toba. So you change something in your life, so that it becomes more pleasing to Allah, then you renewed your intention. And then number three, you started with good deeds with righteous deeds. What does Allah do not only does a lot, except that kind of repentance, that kind of Duran. But Allah adds a bonus for you that you didn't even ask for you didn't even expect. And that bonus, of course, is Allah will take all of the days or the months or the years that you had sinned, or you've been disobedient to him all of those years, and it doesn't matter what you've done. Allah says, I'm going to take all of those years that you have sinned, and

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I'm going to transform them and reverse them into good deeds instead. subpanel luck. Like what in what other incentive Do you need to make Toba and to pray and to make Dora to him some kind of hautala? Like, it's just unbelievable that Allah would do that without the servant even asking for that. But it's because you were sincere, and you did what was right. Allah says, not only am I going to forgive you, not only am I going to accept this one from you, but I'm also going to take all of those years and I'm going to transform them as though you were doing good deeds your whole life. So an example of that brothers and sisters is imagine like,

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if a sister was struggling to wear her hijab, or a brother was struggling to pray in the masjid. Right. And so one day, she just decides, you know what, that's it. I'm going to start I'm going to really try to wear this job now. I'm going to try to do it as much as I can. So she makes a promise to a lot a lot. I've went out and I bought myself a couple of hijabs. I'm going to start wearing them as of tomorrow, and I'm going to start praying and even the brother He's like, you know what, I'm going to start heading to the masjid. I haven't been to the masjid for over a year, I'm going to at least get one sold out there and build from them. So he makes a promise he does this step by step

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Toba that Allah is talking about. for that person. Allah will take all the years of that sister that she didn't wear her hijab and turn them into years that she wore her hijab her entire life. And the same thing for the brother all those years that he didn't go to the masjid alone will reverse that as though he went to the masjid every day of his life subtracts upon a law like that is just amazing. To me. That is just incredible. And it gives me a lot of hope that in the times that we're living in right now, with this with this outbreak, this is COVID-19 it is versus like this, that gives me hope that makes me

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Feel like once we continue to pray and we continue to make our Dora and we continue to try to do the right thing with each other for each other, and sha Allah will get through through this and to conclude brothers and sisters unless says what kind of level well photo of rahima woman to the law and the Law Society health in Abuja to who Eva lucky metabo. So just to conclude this short reminder, I don't like I said, I don't like to make these reminders very long. Unless that's what can a level of afford on rahima? Again, this is just amazing. The wording, those of you who study Arabic, what can catch

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the it's a verb that's referring to something that has happened in the past. So what Allah is saying is that I was always incredibly forgiving, exceptionally forgiving and incredibly merciful to you. Allah says, I was always in past tense. What what's the benefit of speaking in past tense? Because if you can imagine somebody who is singing and doing things that are wrong and wrong, it's very easy for that person to develop bad habits and convince themselves. I've done so much wrong in my life. Why would a luck turn to me now? Why would Allah Listen to me now? Why would Allah forgive me now, you know, and this is especially important for people who go through depression and anxiety, that

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they give up on themselves very quickly, if they don't get the help that they deserve, or the Help is available, but it's not the help that they're looking for, or they just have given up on life, the problem, or the situation that caused them to be depressed, has become so overwhelming that they just gave up on everything in life. And so for them, I hope that some of them are least listening to this. I want you to know that when Allah says in past tense, that he is always Forgiving and Merciful. It's his way of saying, I was always here to forgive you and have mercy on you. But you're the one you, you were the one that gave up on me. I didn't give up on you.

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here as long as he turned to me, I would forgive you. But you the up to you the slave, you have that individual, you thought that I wouldn't care about you when you turn to me. You thought that if you asked me for something that I would completely ignore you. But as long as you came to me with Toba with a renewed intention, and you were trying your best to live the life, how could I say no to somebody like that? I'm always here to forgive and have mercy on those who come to me this way. And so brothers and sisters, it's such an incredible, incredible verse of hope, of perseverance to inspire us to make us feel good about ourselves that no matter how bad or how terrible you might

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think your situation is, as long as we have a connection with our Creator. We will be okay. Because Neelam and I conclude in shallow Thailand, with first number 71 and Susan for fun woman turbo on the loss

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of Toba and they follow it up with righteousness for him know who you are to eat a lot. metabo that is the kind of person that they have made a Toba a repentance to a lot, that is called metabo. Now those of you who are listening, listen to this very carefully, okay. There are three types of Toba mentioned in the poor end number one is told but as Allah says cloth, it is them what Paul Bailey told shed either a puppy that pole, so Allah says tell them, tell them it is the most miniscule minimum type of repentance to Allah. So in other words, for every sin or mistake, there is one Toba one repentance that cancels out that mistake. So it's the bare minimum. It's like just saying a stop

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federal law or you say with a builder or use just stop doing something at that moment. That's the bare minimum of repentance. Number two, the second type of Toba is tober. itself. A lessons in the poor end to boo Illa toe button no Sudha so Toba is a life changing Toba. You know how some people it's amazing, right? That they get like this epiphany, they, at some point, if whatever it is that they were doing or not doing, they just say to themselves, you know what? I'm done. I'm not going to live this way anymore. I'm going to make a change. And that's all they had to say to themselves. And from that moment forward for the rest of their life. They made proper Toba to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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So Toba in the poor and is the one sincere Toba that becomes life changing for that individual

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Then the third type of Toba is called metabo, which is mentioned in verse 71, in suitable for Pon metabo is the highest form of Toba. It's the strongest case of Toba, that you bring forth on the day of judgment to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it says, If Allah is saying, if you come to me with metabo, how can I refuse you? Like that's such a strong case that you've brought forth on the Day of Judgment, it's almost impossible for me to say no to that kind of Toba. And metabo has one additional quality to it. And that is mehtab is the kind of repentance that a lot takes all of the previous years that you are in sin, and reverses them into good deeds. That's called metabo. And so

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we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us always and forever, that we are people when we speak to him and when we make Toba to him that we make metabo to Him alone them and mean. And so that's really it, guys, I just wanted to share with you just how the poor and teaches us to speak to a lot, and that when we make our Toba and repentance, what that entails. So let's just summarize everything that we've mentioned so far. Number one, when you're making Toba to Allah, first and foremost, you have to physically change something.

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You have to physically change something in your life. So in this day and age brothers and sisters, when all of us are isolating, you have a lot of time on your hands, you have a lot of time to be home, with your family and so on. It's an opportunity for you guys to really reassess the home reassess what it is that you're doing or not doing in the house that could help alleviate

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struggle from an Islamic perspective? What are the things that you can change in your household that can bring you as a family closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala. then number two, Allah says, make a renewed promise and intention. So make it a promise from within in your heart, that this is going to be the path that you're going to stick to that you're going to do your best to follow these commands and you're going to do their best to change your life in sha Allah, Allah. And third and final is that alone wants to see us practice what we preach. So if you say that these are the things that you want to do, then of course you got to make sure you live the life. So with that being said brothers

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and sisters, I've pulled over here I'm where I need to be now. So May Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to keep us close to him. In sha Allah, Allah May Allah azza wa jal bless all of you. I will try to do another one of these a little bit later today. If not, maybe tomorrow inshallah Take care guys, I got to get out of the car now just Camillo heighten Allah subhana wa tada except our Toba said Mr. Li Kumara to LA he will about a cartoon