Nadim Bashir – Revival #26 – Avoiding Sin & Developing Hope

Nadim Bashir
AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the concerns people have about staying away from sin and the ability of Allah to forgive them. They share two main points about staying away from sin, including the importance of striving for success and avoiding regret. The speaker emphasizes the need to change behavior and avoid sin, as well as the importance of forgiveness and remorse. They also mention a book called "Art of Hope" that talks about forgiveness and how it is impossible to escape from sin. forgiveness is the responsibility of individual choice.
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Salam alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh for Bismillah R Rahman Rahim Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Mia, my brothers and sisters, wherever you may be I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to keep all of us safe. I ask Allah to accept our pm our CM and especially after this blessing night may Allah subhana wa Tada accept all the doors that we make, even on this night or any other night in the month of Ramadan. Amira Alameen Subhanallah you know, yesterday, I was actually going through some of the comments on the videos, and I just wanted to see you know, get an idea, what are people are thinking about and so forth. As

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you know that we are going through our series revival, which is the 77 branches of faith, and based on the book of Imam Al by Rahmatullah era. But today, I want to take sort of a detour, I want to take a sort of a different direction for a moment and just talk about some of the concerns that I've seen from people who have been posting comments and so forth. So some of the So yesterday we had talked about, you know, having and showing regret over sin, as soon as you commit a sin, you know, repenting to Allah turning to Allah subhana wa Tada. And I gave some examples of the Gambia, I gave some examples of the different prophets. I give some different examples of the Sahaba of Yola, Tron

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home. And some of the main concerns actually, there's two primary concerns that did come in. And the first concern was the how do you stay away from sin? And the second concern was, that, you know, I had talked about the Sahaba, I had talked about the Gambia, what about like us? You know, we are, we are not, we are neither from the Ambia we are needed from the Sahaba of the Quran home, and how will Allah forgive us and we're so sinful and so forth. So I want to tackle both of these questions today. Of course, both these questions, there is so much written about this in so many different books,

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books, on theology, books, on, on to sell with books on Teskey, and so forth. But of course, I cannot cover all of them. I just want to share a few points with all of you, and hopefully this will benefit us. The very first thing that we have to understand when it comes to staying away from sin, or refraining from sin is that there is a certain Quadra or a certain ability that Allah has given us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala he has given us a choice to do what is right and what is wrong. If a person says the I will do wrong, and how can I stay away from it and Allah is not protecting me. We have totally misunderstood that how much ability Allah has given us. Each one of us brothers and

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sisters, yes, our culture has been written, we don't know what our culture is written. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has given you an either choice. Allah subhana wa Tada has created something within us. Yesterday I talked about this known as innate human nature or fit crop, meaning that when I do something wrong, I know deep down inside that I am doing something wrong. Anything that is naturally from the core, it is wrong. There is absolutely no way that internally deep down inside you feel like you're doing something right. You know you're doing something wrong. And Allah subhanaw taala has given us this ability to make that decision. That Am I doing something right? Am I doing

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something wrong? We know we're doing something wrong. But Allah has given us that decision and the ability making skills that we can either stay away from it, or if we push ourselves we will fall into that sin. And having said that, I bring my bring your attention to an ayah of the Quran, an ayah install Fatiha where Allah subhanho wa Taala says ear canal boo what yaka Nestor in only you do we worship and only from you do we seek help and only you know, we we ask for help. This word this time, by the way is a very interesting word. The word Mr ain does not only imply that, Oh Allah, we ask you for help. But the word ministering also implies that first you have to do what is within

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your capacity. And then the rest is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa taala. So for example, if I want to pass in my exam, if I'm studying for an exam, and I want to pass an exam, I cannot just simply say there sit there and say, Oh, Allah helped me pass Oh, Allah, you know, helped me succeed. I have to put in my own hard work in order for me to succeed. Remember the concept of telecoil where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that first you tie your camel and then you put your Tawakkol on Allah

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So likewise, when it comes to committing sin, the very first thing that we need to understand when it comes to committing sin is that there is a certain level of ability within ourselves that if we want we can stop from it. I want to share with you another beautiful idea of the Quran where Allah subhana wa Tada. He says,

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he says at the end of the surah, he says, not this surah this is

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I believe this is at the end of the 22 just to uncouple the last is Ron Kabuto. Allah says, One Lavina Jaya hadoo fina, then the unknown Sula. Now, you know what that means? It means that anyone who strives for us, Leonardi and I'm Sabrina, as a result of their making that sacrifice as a result of you know, of making, you know, making difficult decisions and make a you know, and not becoming a slave to their temptations. Allah says that Lana de naam Sabrina, we will then open up the ways for him mean that first you have to do we as human beings, we have to do what is within our own capacity, then we have Allah subhanho wa Taala will come. So if I want to stay away from sin, I have

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to first find this ability, this internal strength that I will stay away from it, and then we put our Tawakkol and then we rely on Allah subhanho wa taala. Another thing that we can keep in mind when it comes to committing sins is the how do we stay away from since a few things that we can keep in mind number one is, whenever we are committing the sin, remember that you are not alone. You may feel like you are alone, but you are not alone. Why? Because Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran says LM Yeah, LM B and Allah Hira? Don't you know that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching you. So Allah subhanaw taala is watching now think about this, if I am doing something wrong, and if there's some

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other presence there, will I commit that wrong? If the answer is yes, I will not commit that wrong. Then when ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala is there at all times at all times? Then how can you commit that wrong? So first of all, always remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala is everywhere. And not only that, but even when we take the name of Allah subhanho wa taala. Take the name of Allah. I mean, think about this before you commit sin, just think about Allah is watching, say my other law. Remember the story of use of it he Salam, when he was being Lord, when he was being Lord, what did he say? He says, My, the law, he took the name of Allah subhana wa Tada. And he, he bolted and he

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headed foot straight for the doors. And the story continues. But the point is, take the name of Allah subhanho wa taala. Try to internally and mentally remind yourself that Allah subhanho wa Taala is watching you. The second thing that we can do in order to refrain from sins is that there's usually a certain time of the day where we may commit a sin. So at that time, the day try to occupy yourself with something else, try to do something else at that time, do not once again, that's part of making that decision within ourselves. If I keep on saying that, I know that there's a certain time of the day I commit that sin. And that time, you go to the same place because sins are assorted

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associated with places too. So it's not just time, it's also a place, and there's a certain situation. So if we are doing something wrong at a certain time of the day, on a certain situation, then we have to find that inner ability to stay away from that situation. If there's a certain place where I commit that sin, or a certain time of the day where I commit that sin, we stay away from that at all times, try to do something, try to occupy yourself with something else. Because there's a saying in English, an empty mind is the devil's workshop. When you are by yourself, shaytaan is going to overcome you in many cases. So occupy yourself with something else, you know, get on the

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phone, call someone calls, call a friend of yours, you know, engage with them, talk to them, you know, go and you know, go outside, go for a walk or do something that will change your mind. But you cannot stick into that kind of situation. Another thing that we can do that can really help us stay away from committing sins is making sure that we change up our company. Our company has a really great effect on us brothers and sisters, whether you agree with it or not. Our company has a great effect, in fact, in South Africa have something that you may not realize, in the very first story. The very first story is talks about a group of youngsters who they sought refuge in a cave, period

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there was a king who was calling people to shake. So these people in order to protect their Eman, they went to the cave. The Saudis have talked about this in great detail, but what comes out

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After the end of the or comes at the end of the story, or after the story is mentioned, What did Allah subhana wa Tada say? He says, Was there enough second i Lavina you're the owner of the home builder or that he will or she, to redo that be with those people who remember Allah day and night. What was the point of Allah mentioning that? Let me explain. When Allah subhanaw taala talks about Iman, and protecting Iman and what these the the youth did to protect the Iman, Allah now is telling us that one of the things that you can do in order to protect your Eman is to be in the company of those people who are worshipping Allah day and night. They remember Allah subhanho wa Taala mean

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that you see them and you remember the hereafter you see them and you remember the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu Salam, you see them and you are around them and your iman increases, try to be around those kinds of people. This is something very important. So these are few things that we can do in order to keep ourselves from committing sins. Last thing I want to quickly share, because this question did come up in this concern that, you know, the Sahaba were the Sahaba The Gambia, Gambia, what about us what Allah forgive us? I have one question for you. I have one question. And this is something for all of us. I talked about this yesterday, too. If there are two types of regret. One

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is I regret that, you know, I did something really bad. You feel internally bad, that I did something wrong, and you want to make amends. There is that's perfectly fine. You repent to Allah subhanho wa taala. You make that strong resolve that you'll stay away from it. That is good, that's fine. But when you become so regretful that you feel like that, you know what, there is no hope. I'm so much in the sense that there's no way I'm going to step out of this. There's no way I can get away from this. There's no way I can escape from the sin. And then you start to think that Well, if there's no way I can escape the sin, then let me keep on coming to sin. Let me keep on coming to

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sin. This is absolutely wrong. A person who feels that there is there is absolutely no hope for them. Once again. So Zoomer talks about this idea. And as I said yesterday, many of the Sahaba they felt that this ayah has the most amount of hope, the most amount of hope. So it does not matter. The Quran is for all times, is also for us. That means Allah subhanaw taala is telling you and I brothers and sisters, is that if you are in that situation that you're thinking that will Allah forgive you PSC Subhan Allah today we commit a sin, we make Toba to Allah we turn to Allah and then after that, we may go and commit that sin again and then we feel hypocritical, we feel that you know

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what I did a sin I asked Allah Now what will Allah will say, we have to understand when it comes to Allah, we cannot have the same assumption that we have with human beings with ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. Because see with human beings, you may commit a wrong and you ask for forgiveness and they'll let you go. And then the second time you do something wrong, they'll give you a warning the third time, you know hulless it's done. If you are an employee, you may get fired. If you are a good friends with someone that friendship is lost. But when it comes to Allah subhanho wa taala. Remember brothers and sisters, no matter how many times you commit that sin, yes, there should be a result of

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that we stay away from that sin. But no matter how many times we come to Allah subhanho wa taala. Allah is happy every single time. Allah is happy every single time. And I want to I want you to think about this. No matter how many sins we have committed, I can almost guarantee you that no one watching this video has committed probably 99 murder. They have not killed or they have not committed 99 murders. I'm sure no one has done that. We find a hadith a man who killed 99 people. He did not think about his brother and sisters. This man had not made Toba yet. He had not made Toba yet. He was headed for the land for the area where people are remembering Allah. He was headed to

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the place where he will make Toba just the fact that he made the intention and he had a regret. Allah subhana wa Tada saved him. I am sure there is no one who's watching this video who has committed 99 murders. I'm sure that the sins that you and I we have committed is much less than that. If a person who has committed 99 murders and Allah found a way to forgive, forgive him. Do you really think that Allah is not going to forgive you? Deep down inside, if you have that regret and you have that sorrow in sha Allah Thumma in sha Allah Allah will forgive. We find in many a hadith the kotse in Nicaragua, our attorney Well Joe attorney, Rafael tilaka, wala Urbani that as long as

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you forget you seek forgiveness from me. I will forgive you and in doing so I will not care Allah

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He's telling us I will forgive and forgive. Do not stop asking me I have no problem forgiving that you should not have any problem and asking me for forgiveness. No, Bella has the new book i Nana sama for Mr. Fortney refer to like our body, that if your sins reaches the peak of the sky, think about how many sins you have. And they piled one over the other and they reached a peak of the sky for my staff for 20 and then you repent to Allah. Allah says I will forgive you and I have no problem in forgiving brothers sisters, if this is Allah who's telling us this has nothing to do with the Sahaba This is not about the Gambia. This is Allah telling us that we should not have any kind

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of hopelessness. No matter what you have done. No matter what you have done. No matter how many skeletons you have in your closet, no matter how many times you come into sin and secrecy, come back to Allah subhanho wa Taala come back to Allah subhana wa Tada and in sha Allah Thumma Inshallah, Allah will forgive us, Allah will forgive you and we are going through the last two nights at the Milan Allahumma in Nica for one to Hibbeler for five for only. This is Allah forgiving us If Allah forgives us in this way. Another thing that's beautiful about this device is not only will Allah forgive, but it will be wiped out from our book of deeds as if a is never been committed. It does

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not exist there's no traces left on the Day of Judgment when you and I will stand before Allah subhanho wa Taala and we will know we have committed that sin but it will not be existent within our book because Allah subhanho wa Taala is awful. Do not run away from Allah subhanho wa Taala come to Allah subhana wa Tada ask ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala it's us who we don't ask, Allah never gets tired of giving is usually us who we get tired of asking. Ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us ability to stay away from sin. Ask Allah subhana wa to forgive us in these last 10 nights of Ramadan I Mirabella Allah mean does that Kamala Hey Assalamu alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh Sure.

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