Nadim Bashir – Revival #25 – Regret is Repentance

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © Mister Shane Shane acknowledges the importance of regret in Islam and emphasizes the need for regret in action. He explains that actions are a habit and that actions can affect one's awareness and regret. The speaker also discusses the negative consequences of regret, including causing past experiences to affect one's knowledge and actions, and mentions a woman named Callumna who committed a secret deal and is now facing regret.
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Salam Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Mr. Narayan Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah him Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge Marine, Bard respected brothers and sisters wherever you may be asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep all of us safe I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that as we are going through these last 10 nights of Ramadan the most auspicious nights of Ramadan May Allah subhanahu wata Allah accept our dual eyes our pm our CM in any good that we do May Allah magnified accepted May Allah subhanaw taala forgive us in the month of Ramadan Amira al Amin, I want to share with you a story about Omar even a photography Allah Quran. Once while he

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was a middle man in a man came to him to to inquire or to ask about something that he needed, or even a club will do to on getting upset. He actually took out his whip and he lashed that person. This person simply went away. He never argued with him in a hotel Rhodiola time. After a while, on whatever time he realized, and keep this in mind, he realized what wrong he had done. So he called that person and he said that I hit you for no reason. Please take this whip and lash me in the same way so that we are even in this dunya this man had a very gentle heart he said the meaning I forgive you for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and we don't mean I'm gonna macabre Yola, and then went

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home, and he cried and he weaved immensely, and he prayed to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he kept on making dua to Allah, that oh my God, and he began to criticize himself. Oh Omar, who you were before Islam, and Islam came and Allah subhanho wa Taala guided you and because of Islam today, you are in a situation that you are a menial, menial Amani club. And now today someone comes to you, and they are inquiring about something that they need. They're asking you because you are I mean what we mean? And instead of helping them, you leave you you push them away, and you hit them and they left and eventually they forgive you. On the other hand, he kept on self criticizing himself. And the

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idea behind this and the reason I shared the story with you is that in our deen especially when it comes to the branches of faith and a branches of iman, Imam Al Bukhari, Rahmatullah. Alayhi mentioned that one of the branches of faith and eemaan is to have sincere regret in sorrow over the sins that you and I we commit. See, we find once again, in the case of Bob, he's mean, but he has this sincere regret that a man came to him for his needs. And instead of almost helping him, he made him leave disappointedly. Brothers and sisters, one of the key things that we all need to do is that we need to realize that when we do something wrong, we need to have sincere regret, and sincere, you

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know, we have to sincerely repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala And subhanAllah you scan the Quran, study the entire Quran, and we find stories of the Gambia, that they had a mishap or they may have made a mistake. And I'm not getting into this RP, the topic that you know, do they commit sins or not? I'm not talking about that. I'm just simply saying that they had a mishap and Allah subhanho wa Taala he will call them out on this. And what do we find in the Quran is that all these prophets right away they would understand what wrong did they have done and they would sincerely repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala This is a sign of one's Iman that when I do something wrong, I need to

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repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala we find in the story of demonic Islam, Robina alumna and fusina He immediately realized and he repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala we find in the story of the Islam that he realized, he realized and again he he assumed he realized he repented to Allah subhana wa Tada Soneva Ali Salam he repented to Allah subhanho wa Taala story after story we find in the Quran that these were people that were examples for you and I that as soon as they will do something wrong, they will repent to Allah subhanho wa taala. Today brothers and sisters, I asked myself and you ask yourself this one question, that whenever you commit a sin, and without getting to this

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discussion is a minor sin a major sin

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When we do wrong things, do we have that regret or not? So this is something that I want to share with all of you is that there is a progression, that if we don't have this progression, we will never have this understanding of what wrong we are doing. First of all, is that the Prophet Sal, Allahu Allah. He was some he says in a hadith, another Matoba twin, regret is repentance. When we have this sincere internal regret that I have done something wrong, and whoever made upset, I've made Allah subhana wa Taala have said that one who has given me everything in my life, that one who has given me the greatest gift, what is that greatest gift brother and sisters? It is not a big

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house is not an amazing car. It is lucky to illa Allah Muhammad Rasul Allah, this kalima this the ability to be or this you know, this privilege that Allah has given you an eye to be in the OMA of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is a mercy from Allah. This is a gift from Allah subhanho wa taala. We need to realize that I have just disobeyed ALLAH SubhanA wa taala, the one who has given me everything, I have still disobeyed Him, we should have the sincere regret in our heart. And when you have that regret, that regret in itself is repentance as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he has mentioned. And not only that, but in addition to that hadith, Mullah Ali according

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Rahmatullah Ali, he a great scholar of the past and Hadith, he explain and he gave his own interpretation explanation. He says another Matoba tone is yet irritable, irritable, Elisa, Boqueria or Kenny Meenal colori will Azmi Allah other mela owed he says that regret is repentance because it will lead to other essential components of repentance. And then he says what Tada RUCO hercog ma um, can namely giving up sin and resolving and not going back to it and also with restoring people's rights whenever they are possible. We do something wrong, we may violate someone else's rights. If I have the regret. This will lead me to not only having this regret and the sorrow in my heart, and

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this result of not going back to it, but it will also push me to fulfill other people's rights. And then he says well morado, and while morado, and Adama to Allah Farrell, Marcia, Min Hazel in her, Marcia to Lorraine, he says that whatever is meant by remorse is for having this committed, having committed the sin, because it is a sin and no for other reason, meaning that a person has his regret that he has committed a sin. And there is no other regret besides the fact that he has committed the sin, meaning that we're not regretful because I've lost something from this dunya but the regret should be that I've committed a sin and I violated the hadith of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Lee and

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going further ahead, you know Subhanallah Keeping this in mind, well, Mullah Ali Al Correa has mentioned, I want to share with you something interestingly, that Imam Ghazali has also mentioned, and he says that when we talk about regret, when we talk about the sincere sorrow in our heart, when we commit a sin, he says that there is a three step process, the very first one is knowledge. The second one is awareness. And the third one is action, okay. So you have knowledge, awareness, and then you have action. And he says that further, he goes that in order for the third one to exist, the second one must exist. And in order for the second one to exist, the first one may must exist,

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mean that if we have knowledge, eventually inshallah it will lead us to awareness. And if we have that awareness, if we have the proper awareness, it will inshallah lead us to action. But he also says that this is not the case for everyone else. Let's talk about this the three steps that Imam Ghazali has mentioned. First of all, is knowledge, knowledge that what I have done is absolutely wrong. And I can confidently say that based on this based on what we have learned in our deen, that there's something called a fifth Ra. There's something called innate human nature. You know, subhanAllah, I've always said this, and I'm a strong believer of this. When a person does something

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wrong, deep down internally, they know that they are doing something wrong. It is impossible, it is absolutely impossible, that a person does something actually wrong. And they feel like they have done something right. It's not it's not right. They know that it's not right. They know internally that they have done something wrong, that is called innate human nature or in Arabic is called FITARA. This is something that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created within all of us, each one of us. So a person first has knowledge that what they have done wrong, and what are the consequences. The second one is the awareness. Awareness is actually that understanding that what I have

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have done wrong. So one is knowledge. And subhanAllah, we find a lot of people and you know, this is something that we all ask ourselves, when we see a person coming in Haram, for example, and we are thinking to ourselves, like, don't this person understand, like, does he or she not understand that what they're doing is haram? And I will say, yes, they do know what they're doing is haram, they will have knowledge of it, because this is part of the fitrah. But what they don't have is the awareness. What they don't have is the ability to understand what they're doing is wrong, what are the consequences of their action, because when a person understands consequences, that immediately

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they will take action. See, when you and I when we drive on the road, and we exceed the speed limit, what happens is that I know that what I'm doing is wrong. But usually we keep on doing the same thing over and over again, till the day comes, that there is a police officer lurking around the corner, and he catches you, now he gives you a ticket, and that ticket will cost you 200 300, sometimes $400. And you have to go through defensive driving gear to go through the entire process. Now you understand you understand the ramifications of getting that ticket, you understand the consequences of getting that now that you understand that and you are aware of that next time, when

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you are on the road, you will drive more safely and you will drive within the speed limit. That's knowledge, awareness. And then action action means meaning that it leads you to do what is right. So brothers and sisters is not just about having knowledge, but it's about having that awareness understanding that what are the consequences? How does it affect my dunya? How does it affect me, if there's something of the past, then we have that regret over it, that I will never do it again, in sha Allah, if there's something about the present, that we are doing something wrong, then making that strong resolve the I will stay completely away from it, and I will refrain from it. And by the

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way, there are ways to refrain from sin to there are ways to refrain from sin, which I don't want to get into right now. And then the third thing is, once again, if it's something regarding the future, making sure that makes a strong result I will not do it. So there is past there is regret over past there is regret over the current the present. And then there's regret or there is refraining for the future. So if we have the all these things they inshallah as Amazon you mentioned that then this will lead us to not just having regret, but staying away also from what we what we need to do and staying away from those things that are wrong. And there are concerns sins. Last few things I want

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to quickly mention. Number one is that when it comes to sin when it comes to regret, if you and I don't regret, then eventually this becomes a habit. See a person initially, they do feel that they have the knowledge, they have the awareness, but they don't have that proper regret. So there's no action, because there's no action, thus will that will affect your awareness. And when their awareness is affected, their knowledge will also be affected. And this is why there's a hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to that he says that when a person commits a sin, there is a black dot that appears on their heart. But if they make Toba See, once again, if a person is truly

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regretful, and they are truly regretful and just think about this, I'm going to just give you a quick example of what regret means. Imagine, just imagine, if you were convicted of a crime, and you had appeared in court. Imagine the judge asking you the what do you have to ask for yourself? What do you have to say for yourself? Sorry, and you're sitting there, you're thinking that what am I going to say? What I say next is going to have a very big impact on what the judge decides. Now, if this person says, I don't care, or what are wrong, they do, then the judge is going to feel like that you know what this person needs to go through the prison system or he may put him in prison or

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in jail. But if a person says that, you know, Your Honor, I'm truly regretful you know, not a day goes by that I'm always thinking about what wrong I had done. If a person shows true remorse and true regret, there's a very big chance that he may show some some mercy to this person. Likewise, when you and I when we show our regret to Allah subhanaw taala we do have the same idea that Oh Allah, Oh Allah, this one sin could also lead me and condemning the fire Jahannam Oh Allah I am truly regretful over the sins that I have committed. Going back to the Hadith the Prophet SAW Selim, when a person does something wrong, but he is surely regretful and he makes no but to Allah subhana

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wa taala, that black.it is washed away. But when a person does not make Toba and see once again what leads to Toba, it is a regret. That means if a person does not have regret, and they do not make Toba and they keep on committing sins, that hard

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becomes totally dark. When that heart becomes dark, then no idea of the Quran or Hadith or post Saddam can affect that heart. Why is it that today we see Subhanallah so many people, they hear the eye of the Quran, they hear the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, yet they are not even affected. They're not touched by it. Why? Because their hearts have become so dark and because of the excessive amount of sins and not having any regret over that. Finally, the last thing I want to share is this. When it comes to regret, there are many different types of regret. But there are two types of regret that I want to quickly share with you. See, one regret is that regret that what I've

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done is wrong. A person makes Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala and says that in sha Allah, there is a way to make amends of this. That is that is a commendable, that's absolutely fine. You feel regret over it. That's excellent, that's good. You make dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala that's good. And Allah subhana wa Tada tells us in the Quran that he is fulfilled Rahim. But there is a type of regret. That is not commendable, a type of regret that even Allah subhanho wa Taala he says that this is not the type of regret that you should have. And what type of regret in my referring to it is that type of regret, where a person actually believes that there is no turning back. Because see,

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this is actually a a trick of Shavon Shavon makes you think or makes us think that you know what you have committed a sin. There's no way you can return back from this. And when a person actually believes this, then hopelessness sets in despair a a person becomes despair.

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He becomes a spirit he becomes hopeless and he feels like that there is no way I can get out of the sin and there's no way that Allah will forgive me. And you know, subhanAllah this idea that you and I we have heard so many times polyamory by Dr. Levine Asafa infancy him laparotomy Rahmatullah Sana Sahaba said that this is the idea that provides the most amount of hope. This is a brother and sisters is not about the person who simply has a regret it is about them. I'm not saying that it's not complaining about them. But this is more in reference to a person who says, Hallas I've given up there's no way I can turn back from the sin. And this is a trick of shaytaan shaytaan wants us to

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feel hopeless, he wants us to feel that disparity. shaytaan wants us to feel that I you know, there is no hope for the future. And you know, there is self regret self criticizing Allah subhanaw taala saying that, do not do that to yourself, no matter what the situation is. If you come back to Allah, Allah will forgive your sins, and you don't want to shaytaan does this to a person, a person says, Well, you know, what, if there is no turning back, if there is no way I'm going to be forgiven. Let me just keep on coming that sin. Allah says, Don't do that. Come back to me, and I will forgive you. There should be no hopelessness. When why she came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and

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he is thinking that Allah will not forgive me. Allah subhanaw taala sent down this idea to assure washy, that no matter what even if you killed the uncle of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam still there is hope for you to and Allah subhanho wa Taala he forgave washy. And not only that, but why she became a Muslim. And so this is why brothers and sisters we should always have a type of regret, we should have regret over the sins that we have committed, not the type of regret where we feel that there is no hope, but the type of regret that I will not do this. Again, having this under understanding and then that will inshallah lead us to staying away from since once again, if there

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is no regret, then there will be no repentance. I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give all of us ability to add who knows what has been said and heard. I ask Allah, that every single moment in our life, may Allah give us ability to have true sorrow and true grief over the sense that we have committed, I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to take us from this dunya completely sinless, that our slate is absolutely clean. I ask Allah subhana wa Taala that especially as we are going through the last night Ramadan, may Allah forgive our first and our lessons, this the minor sins, the major sins, the sins that we have committed in public says that we have committed secretly May Allah

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subhanaw that give us the ability to have regret over that and lead us to repenting to him and mirabile Alameen Zachman Allah Hi Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh shareholders

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