How the Quran teaches us what to do #19 Forgive Those Who Have Done Wrong Out Of Ignorance

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The segment discusses the use of the phrase " knowing your secret" in Islam's context, where individuals attempt to avoid bad deeds and become overwhelmed with fear or dread. The "by the way" of seeking forgiveness and reforming one's behavior to be a good person and community is emphasized. The segment also touches on the "by the way" of seeking forgiveness and reforming one's behavior to be a good person and community, emphasizing the need for everyone to be a better person and community.

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Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah so this is part 19 and today we're going to talk about how Allah subhanho wa Taala has forgiven those who have done wrong out of ignorance. And the verse that we've chosen today is verse number 119. In suta Tannahill once again another one of my favorite sodas of the quarter. And so this is pretty much at the end of the sort of verse number 119. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us Thelma inara back lllt Lena amela su Abuja henna, then as a result, your master as regarding those who have done wrong deeds or wrong actions and the word that Allah subhanaw taala uses to describe the wrong actions. He

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says Lilith in our amilo Sue, the one who have committed Sue Sue comes from the word say it and say it means something that's unpleasant and it's hard to look at, say it also returns refers to like an ugly image or an ugly face of something. So Allah subhana wa Taala. The first thing that he says is that suit is one of many names and decor and to describe sin. And obviously it speaks for itself just by definition, when somebody sins, they should feel as though they've looked at an experience something extremely uncomfortable. And even if you haven't done the sin, just looking at the sin just watching wrong as it unfolds and it's happening around you or in front of you. So you're

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exposed to it alone should be an unpleasant thing to look at. It sets the attitude of a believer that at the end of the day, even if you're not involved in the sin, you dislike looking and being around just the presence of that sin alone makes you a bit uncomfortable. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is calling out the ones who do this. Now you're you're surrounded with so much so much wrong is happening. And it's very normal for a human being that you become overwhelmed and you're not really sure okay, I think I might fall into this. And this is actually something captured in the core and when you say finally he said he was being seduced by the wife of the disease. He called out upon

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Allah subhanho wa Taala and says Carlota be he says, oh, Robbie says you know a Hubble la Mallya their own any LA, that the surgeon or the the prison that's more beloved to me than what they're calling me to. And what this tells us is that part of Yusuf Ali he said I'm if he wasn't the person that he was a prophet of Allah subhanho wa Taala somebody that was guided I was being inspired by Allah subhanho wa Taala there is a possibility that he just as much as anybody else could have actually felt into a sin, but because of the person that he is and the connection that he has with his creator, then Subhana Allah Allah subhanaw taala gives him the guidance and the protection. So

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what we learned from this is a lot so a gel protects those particularly that call out to Him. So when you speak to Allah and you seek His help Allah subhana wa Taala responds, that also teaches us that we cannot overcome any sin by ourselves, but we always need the help of Allah Jalla wa ala Latina Emmylou su Abuja Hello So here's the point of this a a why we've chosen this subject today. Johanna is just like muffler, you know, you're not really sure you're heedless, you fall into the sin you do it anyway. So Johanna is literally out of ignorance. And at the end of the day, here, you are falling into the sin. You've tried your best, you've tried your best to avoid it. But because

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it's become so overwhelming it there's so many people doing it anyways. So you might as well just to go with the flow. The problem with that is that's how the door of getting comfortable with bad deeds or sins. That's how the door opens and before you know it, what was once upon a time a discomfort has now become something completely comfortable and potentially habitual as well. So Allah subhanaw taala continues, Latina Amina su Abuja had that in film metabolome embody then Nikola Tesla, who, however, here is the sign of hope, here is hope at the end of the film, metabolome embody their league, then they repented after that sin. So despite that, they fell into the sin. They committed

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the sin, they were overwhelmed with the sin and the sin became habitual. They did it over and over. Despite all of these things, they turn to Allah, the metabolite. And remember, tober doesn't mean that you say Subhana, Allah hamdulillah have suffered a lot and that's it. tober is when you physically do

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Turn yourself away, you change something in your life so that you never fall into the sin again, you actually make physical changes in your life. So if you're surrounded by a particular sin or just an activity that people are doing is islamically wrong, then what do you do? Try your best to avoid being around that circle being around that activity. And so it makes life so much easier that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses the word Toba. So even if you verbally can't phrase

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as cow or remembrances or tests be or do eyes, if you can verbalize them seeking a less forgiveness than at least physically change your circumstance, if you have a problem clicking on the wrong website on your cell phone, guess what, you need to take a break from a cell phone. If you find yourself going through every drive thru and you're like, Oh my God, let me connect to the Wi Fi as soon as you walk through a mall and connect to the Wi Fi Oh my god, the Wi Fi so slow. And then these kinds of things happen. And it drives you nuts. When you can't make that connection. It's a it's an indication that there's a problem. And that you potentially might need a break from just

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social media digital devices in general, take a month or two months off, pack it away in your bedroom, put it in the basement somewhere, dump it in the garage, do whatever, but distance yourself. That's what Toba is, is that you physically try to change your circumstance for the better from metabolome embeded, early karwa us level us level is a very beautiful verb in the end, because what it means is that they better not just themselves, but as a result of them being good. They've encouraged those around them to do the same. That's what us Lego is. So Allah subhanho wa Taala saying, it's not just about you anymore. This is about to you, but also the people that can see you

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that are might be influenced by you. So if you carry on with a sin and others see that and around you then guess what they're gonna end up doing, they're gonna end up doing the same thing. Are they going to see Well, it's okay with him. I thought it was Hold on, but I see him doing it. So I guess it's all good. No, that's not that's not true, Toba. It's not just about you. And that's one very important point in the quarter end is the Toba is never just individual thing. It's it starts off as an individual process. But the ramifications The ultimate goal of Toba, the ultimate results is that others see and appreciate that Subhanallah this, this person is trying to do the right thing. You

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know, there's racism happening everywhere. But this person is speaking out. This person is standing up against hate and against racism. I want to do what that person is doing. And so suddenly, you're encouraged by their good ways. And going back to the same racism topic? How do most of us get involved in a movement that stands up against hate discrimination and racism? How did we all get involved in that? Didn't we get influenced by great leaders and figures like Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King, all of these great figures that stood up against hate and racism. So we saw a slash from them. They not just try to refine their own character and be good people. But at the same

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token, we were encouraged and influenced by that. And the greatest example that we have, of the one that encourages us to do the best that we can in all aspects of our life, is of course our Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the man whom Allah subhanho wa Taala called Rama to Lila Allah mean the mercy of all of mankind. Part of His mercy is that he's an example of how to be a good person and a good human being to all of mankind. So it's lack is part of his character, and some kind of lump. This is what we this is what we need more so than anything else. And in anything else, you know, Toba is one thing, forgiveness is one thing, but when you have when you're trying to be

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the best person that you can be, and others are being influenced and encouraged by your choices by your behavior. That's just an amazing thing. That's how you start to reform a society. That's how you start to build an uplifted community. That's how you start to become better people in general we become a better community and as a result of a better community, we become a better oma in Nara Beckham embody her love of food or Rahim and Allah subhanho wa Taala concludes that after all is said and done Allah subhanho wa Taala is the one that is exceptionally Forgiving and Merciful. And this is where a lot so a gel tells us that even whether it is out of ignorance or not, the fact that

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you turn to Him and you physically do something to change your circumstance for the better. And you follow that up with true sincere Toba.

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As a result people and encouraged and influenced by you because why you've changed yourself, you've changed your ways. You know, one very common example is, you know, when a sister is struggling with her hijab, and she's got her days, on and off, on and off, she's trying to get this job done, but maybe not at work, maybe not at school, but everywhere else, and she wants to be in full time. And then one day, she just decides, you know, that's it, I'm just gonna do it. Now. I'm just gonna wear it. And I'm going to confront whatever issues, whatever struggles there are with the hijab, I'm just going to confront it, man, I'm going to do this. And then I'm going to pray to Allah subhanho wa

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Taala, that he forgives me for my weaknesses, but I'm just going to get out there and I'm going to do it. That's towba. That's when others are going to see that now and others, her friends, her family are going to see like, wow, you you actually are wearing it to school now. You're wearing to work now. She'll be like, yeah, that's what I'm gonna do now. That's a sly, and other others now are encouraged by the then she starts to develop her own hijab crew, and then their hijab be you know, friends and family members. And then that's how the cycle continues. That's the beauty of Islam. That's the beauty of Toba. That's the beauty of physically changing something. If you have pictures

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on the wall, then you start removing these pictures because you learn something about him. If you start to speak a certain way you certain words that you know are not right, you start cleaning up your tongue, and you start using better words and you start getting it's it's self control, you start developing the confidence that Wait a minute, I can actually do this, I can actually be better. There's no better example than what we went through in the month of Ramadan. That was the time that really showed all of us, that we have what it takes to be better and continued to improve in all aspects of our lives. And when we do that, guess what waits at the end, in Noda can embody

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her love of food or raw human after all is said and done. I was just reading there because he is exceptionally forgiving and merciful to forgive us and to have mercy on all of us. And so with that being said, I pray that Allah subhana wa Taala out of our shortcomings and weaknesses that he forgives us. We all make mistakes. Sometimes we do it intentionally and unintentionally but regardless, we pray that Allah azza wa jal blesses us to complete the process of Toba to do it sincerely in the best way possible, but also to cause us that when we make good decisions in our lives, that that encourages people around us to do the same lahoma me just from a low height and

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guys, take care of yourselves that I hope that in short, lo Tyler these short reminders inspire you to be a better person and a better Muslim in the sight of Allah Jalla wa ala as best as possible just like the low hanging guys take care was said Mr. alikum warahmatu Allahi wa barakato