How the Quran teaches us what to do #25 Allah Is Exceptionally Forgiving, Always Merciful.

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Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh at Hampton level salatu salam ala rasulillah. So welcome to the final episode of a 25 part series on how the Koran teaches us to behave. And I don't think there's a better way to end the series except with this beautiful verse in Sunita Zuma. And where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and actually speaks to His prophets, Allah lavallee with cinnamon says to him whole, say to them, yeah, the bed de Latina, Ezra for Allah and fusi him to the slaves that have wronged themselves, basically, who have sinned, who have done certain things that, you know, they shouldn't have done, they fell into error, they fell into mistake. And this a is really

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about the opportunity to recover and hope with your Creator. So, Tyler, and I think that this is a beautiful way to end the series, because at the end of the day, all of the things that we've talked about in 24, or 25 episodes, at the end of the day, it's a decision that you have to make of whether or not you're willing to put the work in that's involved in order to practice and achieve the things that these verses are calling us to do. And remember going back to the first episode, we introduced this subject about how the poor and teaches us to behave that this is something that we welcome as believers, we want Allah subhanho wa Taala to guide us, we want him to give us clarity and direction

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in our life give us purpose. So the fact that Allah teaches us how to conduct ourselves as believers in every day, in all aspects in in just whatever circumstances is actually a blessing and an incredible mercy from him that he subhana wa tada would do that for us. And so this particular verse just kind of takes a little bit of all the lessons that we've talked about, and summarize it beautifully. So that you always find hope that you see direction that you see that there is light at the end of the tunnel, that despite whatever your relationship is with Allah, if any, even if it doesn't exist. But you've you've always had that desire that will in the back of your mind, in your

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heart that you want to do certain things for the sake of Allah. But for whatever reason, you just haven't been able to do that. Hopefully this verse would really give you that last push that you need, and things start to improve. Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says, a lesbian, sort of for Allah and foresee him those who have wronged who have crossed barriers and boundaries within themselves. So you were given limitations to follow certain rules that's a yet and heavy, but unfortunately, for whatever reason, you've gone above and beyond that. So now we went into territory that we're really not supposed to be in. This is part of that or part of that journey is when we sin and make those

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mistakes. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala tell us to do in this case? law takanobu met Rahmatullah Don't you dare lose hope in the mercy of Allah. Now the word that's used here is going out to from pineapple, pineapple, literally is don't allow your mind your heart for a split moment to lose that connection and that hope with Allah, we know we can't see him, we can literally speak to him that we can hear a voice we can get that reassurance, we know that there is that limited connection. And a lot of this relies on faith and a lot of the things that we study and we learn through our journey and studying the Quran, and the Sunnah of our Prophet alayhi salatu salam. But with that being said,

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when you take all of that knowledge together, and everything that we do in our day to day lives of praying and worship, etc, this is where hope comes alive. You know, very often we lose hope because we're surrounded by people who, who have lost hope as well. We hear things that's negative, that's negative. We hear hope buzz and lectures and sermons and reminders that are always pointed in the their fingers that are always pointing at the mistakes and errors of people very, very often this happens and what that does is that it creates this, this atmosphere and this attitude into believer that, you know, the only interaction that they have with a laws book is if I don't follow the

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instructions here, I'm going to get punished. I'm going to go to the Hellfire, something terrible is going to happen. You know, it really frustrates me because the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam was a Bashir. He was a man that came with glad tidings with good news and hope. But then he was also noisier as well. He also came to warn. The point is he had a balance of two of these extremes on both ends of the coin he was able to do

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Both often, unfortunately, so many talks and lectures and reminders are only focused on mytheo warning people don't do this, this is what's happened. And and sometimes it comes off in a condescending way. Sometimes it comes off in a way that makes people that are listening to this stuff feel bad and they lose inspiration, they start losing hope within themselves. The Quran is not like that the poor and the majority of its instructions are positive. And it's very sporadic throughout the Quran, where Allah talks about punishment, he talks about either one ending, that it would be painful and describe some of that in detail. But that's not what the entire message is

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revolved around, it's surrounded more than more so with positive verses, verses of hope, encouragement, to inspire you, to give you the wisdom, knowledge to make sound decisions, all of these wonderful things. And so we should keep that pattern, that focus and that discipline in our own lives, we should always turn things that may seem negative and pessimistic into something positive into something hopeful. This is encouraging and instructing us that the starting point to all of that is, look, whatever you do in your life, even though alumni not be sitting beside you, he may not be there talking to you in terms of you hearing his voice, etc. Maybe that's not happening,

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because usually hope is surrounded, or at least is influenced by the people that can encourage and interact with you and give you some sense of hope. Find we don't have that direct link with Allah subhanho wa Taala. But from a spiritual sense we do. And it's about keeping that hope alive through faith through worship, through prayer, and study knowledge. All of these things help us to build that hope that we need so that we can gain the confidence we need. That the most difficult times when Allah subhanho wa Taala when we need him the most, he is always there and he tells us this himself that he's always there to respond with only a stretchable echo Whenever you call upon me.

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I'm always here to respond. So this is why Allah makes it very firm. There's no exception to it really, is that whatever you do in your life, as long as you've wronged yourself, don't ever lose hope in the sight with Allah subhanho wa Taala so let's talk on automata Rahmatullah especially and particularly with his mercy in Allah, how young Pharaoh Zulu by Jamia, this is just amazing Allah subhanho wa Taala then continues to say, Indeed, Allah forgives sins, all of them jemmy every single one of them, you know humans, we may not forgive one another will have limitations, you know, I forgive you, but except that one time you said or you did so and so. So we have limitations, but

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this overall, unconditional acceptance and forgiveness. Nobody is able to do that more so than the source of forgiveness, love for Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. And he tells us in Allah young Pharaoh Zulu by Jamia gives us that reassurance within that, in that is a term that comes in this a and comes throughout the poor as well, to emphasize to give reassurance. In other words, just as you've gained the confidence in not losing hope in me, that same confidence and determination, carry that in the fact that when you turn to Allah and ask him for forgiveness, that he'll actually forgive you. And leave it at that. And this is how the poor and starts to encourage us to be

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positive, to have that self confidence from within that at the end of the day, no matter how messed up our life, our lives can be, no matter how terrible the things you might have said or done. It doesn't matter. We are not more superior than the mercy and forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. If he says he will do it, he will do it. And hopefully throughout this series, we've been able to encourage you to find that strength and find that confidence that Allah genda where Allah will actually forgive us. And we're all we all have that, that that that ability to do that. Because why we've said this before in some of our previous episodes, as long as we are alive, the Institute of

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forgiveness and Toba is always open as long as we are here. And so the fact that Allah put us alive in this day and age in 2020, it shows that we all have what it takes that anything that is given to us and presented to us in our lives. We have what it takes to get through and cope with that and see the other side and go above the hill and see the other side of hope and forgiveness. So it's actually quite big.

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Beautiful, but to discover this beauty, there has to be this consistent relationship with your Creator. You have to be connected with him so that when you do turn to Him, He will always be listening because you've had that consistent relationship. And even logically, this makes sense. I'm not going to help somebody I barely know that I barely talk to who rarely connects with me. And so it's kind of the same idea that Allah subhanho wa Taala will help us in our difficult times, as long as we keep a connection with him during the easy times. So a lot so Jill tells us in Allah hi Ella filled with Lulu by Jenny, Jimmy, inna who who will have food or Rahim indeed he is the one that is

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exceptionally forgiving, always merciful. Those of you that study Arabic You know what the photo is it's mubadala. What that means is that when Allah does forgive, which he will not always forgive, because we have to earn that we have to follow instructions, we have to do certain things to qualify to gain a less forgiveness. So not everybody will get that. But when it does happen, and in sha Allah huhtala we will all have that. When Allah does forgive, he says the call for which means he will forgive it all. So he's exceptionally forgiving. But then Allah uses another word. That's always it always seems like it's the sister word to forgiveness in the Quran. Every time you hear a

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call for usually what follows after is Raheem Rahim. It's not the same as a fool. It doesn't say room. Okay, well, Rahim is very different to him now is Allah is always forgiving, meaning the doors of mercy, excuse me at Mercy, not not forgiving. The doors of mercy is always wide open. But the doors of forgiveness, they have their time and place. Sometimes it would be closed depending on what we're doing or not doing. But most of the times when it is open, understand that Allah will allow all sins and all mistakes, and he will be willing to forgive everything. So that's an exceptional moment for the believer. But when it comes to his mercy, this is how we fuse the two together. The

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the mercy that is always there is that Allah subhanaw taala is always willing to forgive. That's the love. That's his mercy. So when we put this together, the reflection of Allah's mercy is the fact that he is willing to forgive us of all of our sins. And that's just a beautiful thing. So, in conclusion, with this series, and everything that we've said, and everything that we've shared, this is an opportunity for us to really take a moment, take a moment, even after this video, or sometime during the day, just take a moment to really make that one door. That one door, that's life changing that one prayer that you know can have a meaningful impact that you're not just doing the exercise,

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but you're praying and you just select one of those prayers. And that's a starting point. You don't just focus on that one prayer and all your concentration, all your efforts are devoted to that one solid, but it's a starting point. And make that one prayer meaningful. And you'll notice that if you do that, once you'll say to yourself, you know, I can probably do this again, let me try it with the next prayer and the next sprint before you know it. That's how you get the ball rolling. And that's how we become candidates to allow us exceptional forgiveness. But the doors of mercy, the willingness that Allah subhanho wa Taala has to allow us to have that opportunity to make the

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mistakes, and then still turn to him and say, Oh Allah, I messed up again. And again, and again. That's a loss of mercy. So it's okay, it's fine. Just as long as you turn to Me, as long as you remember me, you make your mistakes, okay, fine. Just make that one to do the one thing, do the things that you need to do. So that when I judge you, and I'm ready to forgive you, I will forgive everything and anything that you've done, this is something that human beings can't even do with one another. So just shows how the magnitude and just the level of forgiveness and love that Allah subhanho wa Taala has for his creation. And this is really important. When you study a little bit of

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the Arabic even just basic Arabic, you open up a brand new world, it's as if you're studying the poor and all over again. And just because of how rich the language and comprehensive the language is really helps you to try to reflect and imagine for a moment and then that's when you realize I don't have the ability to really truly understand the magnitude of allows love and forgiveness for us. And like I said to be able to talk this

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way to be able to say this with confidence that I know Allah is there to forgive me, I know that Allah is there to have mercy on me, I feel that and I can connect with that and I have full confidence in that to get to that place requires for us to do all of the dirty work. So to really push ourselves against to temptation, you know, it's hard to pray five times a day because you literally have to stop your day at least five times and do this ritual, but you do it anyway. It's a struggle sometimes. You know, the vocoder Salah is not the same as there are sort of Salah, and then one other Salah it's like, man, I don't even know what I just prayed. And it's been like this and

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every other day you have these moments and forget about fetcher. We can't even talk about fetcher. You know, for so for a lot of us, we probably don't even remember the last time we woke up on time for fidget. But the point is, you keep trying. You keep working at that you no matter how awful it might feel in the experience might feel. You don't give up. And that's what Allah is saying. Don't you dare give up on me. What enabled me to become so the next verse, Allah says, turn back to me. Why? Because you left me this whole time I'm right here. I'm always willing to forgive my doors of mercy. We're always open to you. So just come back to it. It's okay. Sometimes we lose track

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sometimes we fall off the wagon but get back on. And that's what the these eight are telling us and giving us the hope the strength that we can do that alone doesn't give no exception. He doesn't say okay, turn back to me. Except if you are known, no matter what your case is. Just come back to what enable or become but this time, learn from Learn from your mistakes. Then Allah says what Asli moolah and just accept him. So in other words, learn that okay, you doubted Allah for some time, you lost hope in Allah for some time, you lost that confidence and allows instructions for some time, whatever the case is. Now learn from that and reconnect and this time completely and fully submit

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yourself. Because that's what Allah subhana wa tada loves from all of us. And so with that being said, I once again want to thank each and every one of you for your support and listening to this. There have been many of you that have tuned in every single day life. But those of you who will, couldn't you were watching this and sharing it. And I've been so seeing all of that on my page. And I just want to say that exactly what the prophet alayhi salatu salam taught us to do, that whoever does not to show gratitude to the people does not show gratitude to Allah. And so I certainly after thanking Allah subhanho, wa Taala, for the strength. To do this, I want to also extend my gratitude,

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and thank you to all of you for supporting this effort. And it's very encouraging to be honest with you. Usually, as a daddy, and as a speaker, you do a series for an extended period. And when you start to see that that connection is slowly diminishing, you start to get discouraged. But that didn't happen with any of you. The engagement was real people were talking, we were asking questions. These are the things that we live for brothers and sisters, these are the moments that we wanted, we can share something beneficial with one another. But we can create that connection and that engagement. And so I pray that Allah azza wa jal gives us the strength that we continue to do

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that, I do have a brand new series that I'm going to start tomorrow in sha Allah hoteller. I thought to myself, I wanted to introduce that series in this video. But I think it'll be a better option that we conclude our thoughts and everything with this series, and just keep it with this series. And these in this title. I don't want to jump in or at least add something of another series into this one. So we'll keep them separate. So basically, what I'm saying long story short, is, you're going to have to wait at least about 24 hours or so, for my brand new series in sha Allah huhtala. And I promise you, I promise you, it is something to look forward to. It's a beautiful subject. It's

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rarely talked about, but it's meaningful and it's relatable. And it doesn't matter what your age is, what your background is where you are in the world. It doesn't matter how much knowledge you have or don't have. This brand new series is going to be relative to you. And I pray that Allah azza wa jal gives me the strength to to start it and to continue it and to finish it in sha Allah will Darla remember brothers and sisters, my goal is everything that I teach in my life. My goal is to inspire and encourage people to have confidence that no matter what they are, what they say or what they do, or what they feel themselves to be, that they have what it takes to always improve. And that's the

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I carry when I teach something is I want my audience and I want my students to feel that no matter how messed up you think you are, you have what it takes to be the best Muslim that you can be a Muslim that Allah subhanho wa Taala is proud of because Neela hytera Allah, take this last example. And that's what I leave you with in sha Allah. Always remember that there were sahabas that were the worst human beings before Islam. And those same companions, the prophet alayhi salatu salam would walk up to them after they became Muslim would walk up to them and say to them, you're going to gender. Allah just told me you're also going to paradise. Allah just told me you got forgiven or

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whatever no hot tub of the love. I'm tried to assassinate the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, Allah buried or Omar beside the Prophet Allah Software Center, the same man who tried to assassinate There's always hope, no matter what we say no matter what we do, no one has a clue what the next day will look like. And so it's very, very beautiful that we can share some of these thoughts together. And I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the strength to always and forever do that alone me. So once again, does that come a low heighten thank you all for your support and look forward to a brand new topic brand new series coming to you in sha Allah huhtala tomorrow be vanilla. I don't

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have a specific time when I do this. So if you're on live, you're on live Otherwise, it'll be posted on the page and you're welcome to take a look at it at your at your convenience, second level height and everyone mail lines so which will bless you all keep you safe and continue to teach us this beautiful way of life and Islam of loving me. Just like Milo Hayden, thank you was salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh