Surah An-Najm #27 – Small vs. Major Sins
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And this is an incredible Rockmount of Allah. It's an incredible rationale of Allah.
Allah did not describe punishment for the sinner, Allah only describe their deeds.
Because that way even if they're sinning right now, they can stop sinning and focus on their deeds
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Allah could have said he will give the sinners based on their sins, because of their sins. And he will pay the accelerators because of their excellence. But he didn't do that.
So there are two things missing.
He pays the sinners, their pay. He didn't say the pay is missing. But what what Allah hasn't mentioned is he mentioned why they're being given the pay, but he's not mentioning their pay itself.
But with the believers, he's not mentioning why he's paying them, but he's only mentioning the payment.
Okay, so there's two things, the reason and the payment with the sinners. Allah mentions the reason but he doesn't mention the payments with the believers. He mentions the payment, but he doesn't mention the reason and this is an incredible Rockmount of Allah. It's an incredible rationale of Allah.
Allah did not describe punishment for the sinner. Allah only described their deeds.
Because that way, even if they're sinning right now, they can stop sinning and focus on their deeds, and not tell themselves well, I'm just gonna get punished.
He took away the punishment from the IRS and focused on their deeds.
For a believer, he didn't focus on the believers deeds he focused on Allah as payments. Why? So the believer doesn't become impressed with their deeds.
They don't start thinking it's because of my deeds. I'm gonna get Jana. No, you're gonna get Jenna because of Al Hasina.
For our with, with you're going to be compensated, those who did their best will be compensated with the very with the ultimate best. Look at the transition. Now let's understand this last part. And livina ExxonMobil personnel.
My best is that perfect.
Your best is that perfect. Far from it? Far from it. Our best is pretty lame.
But it's still our best.
Allah does not say I will give you according to because your best was like 60%. So I'm going to give you reward based on 60%
I listener in Arabic, actually is the superlative form, it actually means the ultimate best. The absolute best.
Was my effort absolutely the best. No, it was imperfect. Because my best is imperfect. But Allah's reward based on my imperfect effort is actually ultimately the most beautiful. This is the same word that's used for Allah's names. Hola, hola, PSMA oil. Persona, it's the description of something, nothing can be more beautiful, is what's called a persona. Nothing can be more beautiful inside and out is called a persona. Allah is saying, I will give you in Jannah something that will look beautiful on the outside, and you will feel beautiful on the inside. And they will never, you have never seen more beauty on the outside and have you have never felt this beautiful on the inside.
That is alpha style. And that's what I'm willing to give you. You just give me your best. Whether it is the National Personnel, you know what Allah is showing us, Allah is showing us, the sinners are going to be punished exactly based on their deeds. But the doers of good are being given way more than they could ever earn. Way more than that.
Now let's think about this inside and outside beauty before we conclude.
If we if I'm in a beautiful place, but I'm depressed.
The place look beautiful. You can be in a five star hotel, they're giving you the best food. Everything's amazing. And you're like, I don't know why nothing means anything. I'm not hungry. I don't want to go anywhere. Can we go back home?
Because there's beauty on the outside. But there are feelings of ugliness on the inside.
Let's start on personnel.
There are people who try to find goodness on the inside.
And there I've met people that have a lot of happiness on the inside, and they have practically nothing outside.
They have nothing outside. But that doesn't mean their life is easy. There's still the ugliness of the outside to deal with disease, sickness, poverty, hunger, they have to deal with those things. Those are ugly things, but at least they have a lot more beauty on the inside. Allah is offering us agenda where
it's the ultimate beauty on both ends, it's beyond. We can't imagine this is not something we've ever experienced. We can't. And he says, this is what he's going to do. Why? Because he owns whatever's in the skies. And whatever's in the earth, the edge the end of the night, that will be by hamilo. Well, Yahtzee and Medina is an open house that I'm gonna give you a taste of tomorrow, at 7am Just a taste. And I can't go into the whole thing because I don't want to do injustice to the IRS. We have a little bit of time, so I'm going to use it.
Those who do their best. I mean, I expect that their people have tahajjud
I expect that these are people that are doing at least one or more a year. Multiple hedges,
donate a lot of money right there at the masjid every day, you know, five times a day or at least Fajr inertia every day. These are people that are like doing vicar all the time. They're like their spiritual high standards people have shown you know people who have son
this is 32 is a description of the people that will get the very best Jana and Haas now, of course, that means they can't be any beautiful any more beautiful than that.
These are the people who get it.
I'm going to just translate it for you so you appreciate what he's saying.
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The people who are able to stay away from and avoid major sins, and all kinds of indecency and ugliness
in our Illa lamium Accept slip ups accept the occasional slip ups accept messing up here and there.
Not because you're not Farah, no doubt about it. Your master is very vast and forgiveness. Well and that will be confidential alchemy and a lot of the he knows better about you when he brought you up from the earth. What is unto my agenda tone vibrato, numa hottie calm and he knows you better. He's known you better when you were in the bellies of your mother's hidden away for that was a coup and for salcombe So don't consider yourselves pure. Who are and then will be when it Dakar he knows better who has Taqwa.
That's the if this needs an hour. Well, I would just you just need to appreciate what's happened here. The previous aisle was people who do a son Alladhina AkzoNobel persona, the people of Assam should be described now with the best deeds, what are the best deeds
they don't mess up in a major way.
They don't kill anybody. They don't they don't eat haram they don't commit major sins.
And they do mess up sometimes.
Like Illa lemma they do mess up sometimes not major sins, but you know, stuff happens they get angry sometimes they ended up backbiting somebody here and there they look somewhere they shouldn't have looked they had a conversation they should never they they do make mistakes.
And I'm telling you something I know their kids here so I won't go into detail.
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they were I know you're like this is the seed of Quran from the Sahaba from what this is, Does anybody else know this is enabled?
Like when open to start reading like
a veteran I read this out loud
they actually started going into detail what is the slip up?
And the slip ups are a bunch of stuff little NAS I'm telling you there are a bunch of stuff that Allah's
why are they there? Why are these people saying this? Why are they so liberal? I thought Islam is conservative. Because you know, we have a black and white world right? liberal conservative, and if you're a good Muslim, you're supposed to be a conservative and if you're going to jahannam you're supposed to be a liberal.
The problem is,
the Quran is neither liberal nor conservative. The Quran is balanced, and it's key it came to human beings and human beings aren't perfect and they mess up. And just because they mess up. Allah doesn't take their hope away. You can do your best you messed up. You can't be a person of sun. Look at what you did know Allah doesn't cancel people.
Allah says okay, they they do their best they stay away from major things.
And then they mess up to and when they mess up the it's not a permanent mess up it's momentary they mess up and then and then he immediately as it knocked back I was here on mcfa Allah is your your rub is so vast and forgiveness. Your love is so vast and forgiveness. You know what that means?
We claim that religion is merciless religion is harsh. Religion is judgmental. You know what's happened today? Because we want to run away from religion, human beings have become more judgmental than ever before.
Allah is vast in forgiveness, human beings have become extremely narrow and forgiveness because they're away from Allah.
You know what you have now?
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I bought it for a hazmat suit on. Everybody around me is toxic. And all those toxic people are watching the same toxic video and calling you toxic.
Isn't that the world we live in? Now? By the way, once you call someone once you declare someone is a narcissist, someone is toxic. You know what that means? Right? Is that like this week, they're toxic, or they're forever toxic?
Oh, that's a toxic person. That means they're going to die toxic, they're going to die a narcissist. They're going to die. This once you put a label on them, once you put a sin on them, once you put a mistake on them, once you put a label on them, they must wear that label like their own skin. They have to become this now. And we call this liberation. This is liberation and religion is oppressive. Do you see the hypocrisy and the irony? What is Allah just saying?
What is Allah saying? Allah is saying people who, like the best people are people who accomplished this amazing thing. What's this amazing thing. They stayed away from major since
the second grade like they didn't like pray all night and fast every Monday and Thursday. And they didn't like do homework every. They didn't they didn't quit on their friends. They didn't just cry all the time. They did. They didn't do any of that. They just they just stayed away from matrix and then what then what? Oh, yeah, they messed up a little bit. Oh, wait, that doesn't sound like your son. That sounds like they're there. They did something toxic.
They messed up.
How can you you can't be part of this if you didn't decide this Allah.
And he says, Well, I'm not that forgiving. Yeah, you're not that forgiving. In narangba kawasan. Mo Farah.
Your rub is vast and forgiveness, which is an interesting indication that you're not best in forgiveness.
This religion came to open the doors of Russia. For people.
There are people in your family you've had an argument with they messed up, they said something. stuff happened.
It's hard for you to let go. It's hard. Some people are so hard on is hard pressed and not being able to forgive you know what they do? They say dramatic things about judgment day. Allah will ask you on Judgment Day.
I will tell Allah about this on judgment day. I love that. I love that, that that line. Allah will ask you on your end because Allah told you what he's going to ask on Judgment Day.
And when judgment day begins and every creation is quiet, is going to give you a passport. You can say y'all love before the proceedings begin, my cousin last needs.
Ask him about what he said.
That's how you think judgment is going to work. The audacity with which we speak about who Allah will punish and what he will question
so far, from what Allah says. So so far, from what Allah says, Here we are looking for the Rashba from Allah, begging for the rockmart from Allah and we have no room for rational for each other.
is incredible. And Allah is describing this and
the Sahaba were like you know, there's there's one iron skillet and an arm.
Well, let me help us who Imana homebirth Holman.
Allah describes believers, he says those who believed and never corrupted their faith, we're doing anything wrong.
We're doing anything wrong.
And the Sahaba were like,
Nobody's going to happen?
Because the IRS says they believed and they never corrupted their faith with anything wrong. How many? They're all human. They've done plenty of things wrong. What are we what's gonna happen they
went to the prophecy, a united I have Limonov So who of us doesn't run themselves know Allah is saying volume here means share.
They didn't do something majorly bad, the ultimate volume in the Volmer in the sugar level and Aleem, that's what Allah is saying here, the prophet explained in the Sahaba like,
and sort of the rest of us like, oh, okay,
you know what I, I've been trying to study Quran for 20 something years, I'll tell you something.
The hotbars that I've heard in my, in my youth and the talks and the literature that I've read, it made me feel for a long time, that chances are, I'm going to help.
And for most of you,
chances are we're not going to make it. We're just not good enough.
And the reason that's happened is because we're constantly compared to people that were amazing.
So, and clearly I'm no aboubaker You're no Homer. You're no Fatima. You're no Ayesha. So we're basically meant from the Grand barbecue.
And then the cookbooks that I heard all these years
the thing that kept getting repeated is all the amazing people
And now we just have you
I don't know if you've heard all of this, but I certainly did.
Over and over again. You know how you say Kenai and you're saying it without saying it. There's a lot of saying this without saying it.
And Allah is angry with this person, and Allah will punish this and Allah will get you for this and look at what the Muslims are doing here. Allah will punish Allah will punish a little punished look at this Hara Look at this. Look at this. Yep, Allah is going to punish. I don't think I want to make it
looks pretty bad.
And they got a lot of de Lille do they go they caught a lot of ayat and the Hadith. And when they get to the IATA, like Jahannam then the volume goes up.
You will notice that the volume goes up whenever they talk about John
you even the nicest guy, somebody's gonna hire you. And
then he's about to give a whole book and Al Hamdulillah neither one has died.
What happened to you?
You just sent everybody To hell with your voice.
I, you know, and then I found something else. So one one narrative of Islam I found being even studying Islam, a narrative of Islam I found is chances are you're going to die.
Then I found a counter narrative, a reaction,
And to Eve to every action there is equal but opposite reaction.
The prophesy said I'm loved humanity. Allah loves us. We shouldn't love ourselves. Allah will forgive us. Let's tolerate. Let's accept. Let's hold hands. Let's accept the sinner. Let's have the sinner. Let's have the sin while we're at it too. Let's because the dean is Rama we need to have Rama Rama, Rama Rama. Allah is a rush man.
So one extreme was everybody's going to hell. And then you get an equal but opposite reaction which is why
Oh, everybody's going to have in at some party.
And I have the real you know what one thing you will notice. All of these is my time will enforce
is the one and how enough's.
I don't say this with 100% guarantee. But I'm a student of psychology. And I've seen men that talk a lot about hellfire, and they don't have healthy personal lives.
There's a lot going on in their life, and they're very angry about it and it comes out on the member.
And I'm not joking. This is serious.
This is serious. There are women that are teaching Hello cards that are talking about how difficult it is for you to make it into Jana.
And they are very depressed in their personal life. Their emotions have now started polluting they don't even realize it. It started polluting their understanding of the religion
now it stopped the Quran speaking. It's me making the Quran speak what I want to say I'm using the Quran but I'm actually speaking my own thoughts, my own version.
Allah is extremely loving sometimes and extremely scary sometimes. He's both
Allah opened some doors sometimes when I said slipups Allah will forgive some people here God uncomfortable. What is he trying to make everybody liberal? You know why? Because your comfort zone is in the conservative.
And some people here that may lean towards the liberal dynamic say, finally someone speaking my truth.
Because you know what that is, that's our own haha, finding what we find comfort in and not comforted but you and I have to learn to surrender to the word of Allah.
Like I don't have to concern myself with how you will feel when I share what Allah says, because some of you will be uncomfortable with what Allah says. Some of you are not used to hearing what Allah says. If I start caring about that, then that's my whole oneness. That's me young people and in how I'm thinking about your feelings before I open my mouth, I can't, I shouldn't do this, I should talk about something else. I'm going to talk about the Quran. And I have to be as honest with the Quran as possible. And I don't have to I can't concern myself with your emotions and your comfort zones.
When Allah opens the door for forgiveness, He opens the door for forgiveness, when he gives room for some for people to slip up and slip ups happen, everybody's human.
People mess up, all of us have embarrassing things we've done all of us.
But we're not beyond redemption in the eyes of people who cannot be redeemed.
And just because people and people will come and tell you Allah will never forgive you, you know that Allah will never forgive you.
Really, Allah sent you an email?
Where did you Where did you get the notification from Allah that He will not forgive you? Where did you get it? What kind of Allah who lives the outcome? Allah is not one to tell you about the unseen Where do you get it from?
Allah said in the previous Naraka Hua Allah movie bombala Answer really, you know, how they've been bullied is the reason 70 Sahaba were killed.
You know that right? Constable Williams 70 Sahaba. And often, the Prophet was almost killed, the prophet bled in three places in his face. There's a spear going through the prophets mouth, in Ohio, because of who called him Unbeliev. And there are people who pray next to how they believe. And here's the reason their family members are dead.
And sometimes he leads them in prayer to
know that right.
And they don't look at him and get traumatized.
Because they have something inside of them. They understand it not Rebecca, what's your love?
They don't say I can't forget what you did.
I know that you're a great general, but you're great gentleness really hurt us that time.
I don't want I don't want you to ever forget what you have done.
What we read these stories, we read this history, we read this Quran. But then we put it on pause, and then we live our life,
This is what we have to change. This is what we have to change if Sun is defined. And this is where I'm going to conclude today. If Sun is defined a certain way in the Muslim community, Sun means someone who looks a certain way. They talk a certain way. They have a certain amount of knowledge. They have a certain amount of practice. It's a it's an outwardly things. The sun
and the sun in the Quran is much more attainable.
It's much more realistic.
How do you become okay, I'm a Muslim. How do you become a Muslim? I'm a Muslim. I've made some mistakes. I've made some sins. How do I become a Western? Okay, stay away from major sins.
Are you messed up? Sometimes just pick yourself up, get back up on the horse. Keep moving.
Don't don't get addicted to sin. Don't stick on the same sin. But even along the way, you'll mess up here and there. That'll happen. Okay. Not a buck. I was young. That was not fair.
That was what I'll leave you with? is where we last section. What was the last section mostly about the one before this one? You know, remember? Angels, daughters of God.
People put angels and daughters of God between themselves and God. Why? Because they say God is going to be angry at me. I need someone who will forgive who will put in a good word. Right? And in this next section, Allah says Why do you need anyone?
You can mess up, I'll forgive you.
You're not beyond redemption with me. Not because you're on welfare. And you know what? If I if you spent a long time with me, and then I was in trouble, then you'd come and defend me and say no, no, no, I know him personally. I know he messed up here and there. But he's not like that. Because the one who knows you most can defend you the best you understand.
So the angel that has lived his whole life here in here.
knows you really well, right?
And what does Allah say and this is what Arlen will become, he knows you better.
You are going to use the angel to go make a case to Allah. And say Allah, I know this one I've been with him my whole life is good person. Allah says he knows you better, is unshakable already when you brought to you out from the earth. When you were buried deep inside the womb of your mother, your mother didn't even know you, I knew you. You're going to tell me somebody else knows you better somebody else is going to make a case for you. Nobody will make a case for you like I will. I am the one who forgives.
So beautiful, the spiritual way in which he crushes shared care because one of the roles of Sheikh was we can't face Allah, he's too scary. We have to put someone in between and Allah says Why do you need someone in between?
Amazing is this absolutely amazing. We're going to unpack we haven't unpacked anything yet. Actually, I just introduced the IRA. We didn't actually go into the IRA. But we're going to do this I have piece by piece. I love the judge Danny Boone, then kabbah in essence, then Firewalkers then in the NAMA then in Rebecca was young Mark Farah, then what Adam will be coming in coming and then we're going to merge in NetOne people to pneumatic and then further to the coup and fullcycle then who will be many taka it's like eight lectures, so I can't do it in this time. I can introduce it though. read this ayah yourself before tomorrow. contemplated and we'll discuss it this is the
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