Channel: Omar Suleiman
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of an estimate or even a shape or anything, smell incremental income that nobody would ever want to elaborate on and eat without people sitting with Tofino almost it was set on Vatican II because Buddha Mohammed in Salalah, when he was on Earth, he was like the he was sent into seamen Cathedral, the brothers and sisters in the interest of nasiha, sincere advice, the reflection that I want to give tonight, I want you to look inward and shot outside. And let's think very deeply because we're getting now into crunch time, the most important 10 days of the most important month of the year. So this month, I'm going to ask you all a question first, on the day of judgment,
what are the barriers to your good deeds being accepted? The prophets lie Some said that there's a specific moment that a person is bankrupt on the Day of Judgment rendered multiplus bankrupt on the Day of Judgment, despite their prayer, despite their fasting, despite their PM, what are those deeds?
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brothers. Okay. We know the Hadith of the messengers of Allah Harney with some that a person comes on the Day of Judgment, and they have their prayer. They have their fasting, they have their siyam Can you imagine how many later than others they have caught a lifetime, a lifetime of seemingly doing the good deeds, but sub Bahasa Chateaux, Maha Maha that will Baba and in different ahaadeeth different narrations of the Hadith those things are in different order. But the point is, despite all of that, you cursed this person, you backed by this person, you slandered this person, you hit this person, you denigrated this person. Basically, you had a nasty tongue. So poker, a bad the
people that you hurt, line up, and they take your good deeds, until you have nothing left later to country hide them in alpha. Can you imagine later, the other is better than 1000 months, 1000 months and let's say that a person caught late with the other for 50 years, 50,000 months of good deeds gone. Why? Because of the people that you hurt with this. It's a warning from the Prophet sly some of the barriers to our good deeds being accepted or being profitable on the Day of Judgment. Now, that's not what I want to talk about tonight. I just want to establish a premise for a moment, that as we're getting into the last 10, we need to make Toba from those things that might take away
everything from the last time. She asked her to talk about Salah prayer, taking the most of our prayer. And honestly, I appreciated the reminder because it wasn't a feelgood reminder, it was a warning. Alert, you know who Mr Ancelotti himself Oh, and usually you hear the good things about prayer. It was a warning not to be forgetful for your prayer, right with your prayer and lose out on your prayer. This is beyond that. This is your good deeds going to waste because you're not reforming your clock, you're not reforming your manners. And so if you want your ebuy.to be accepted, you have to reform your upload. Can you all remember that? If you want your Eva your acts
of worship to be accepted, you have to reform your what your your manners, if you want your acts of worship to be accepted, you have to reform your manners, may Allah allow us all to reform our manners and to perform our acts of worship Allah, I mean, this is the time to do it. In this life, there's also another prominent aspect of these next 10 nights, which is due out to Allah, constantly making drop, we have lists that we go to Allah with, you've been asking Allah for all this time, labor them covered is the night of decrease. So you want something to happen in the next year. That's your night. That's the night that your next year is going to be decreased in the next 10
nights your next year is going to be written down. Think about the the consequence of that, including By the way, those who plan to go to Hajj May Allah right us amongst them, Allah I mean, so in these next 10 nights, something is going to happen with your decree, right? And what is the barrier to you're accepted to?
And that's why I want to stop for a moment and think about the sutras that we just pass certain norms. Allah subhanaw taala talks about the ideal society that got polluted by some of those bad luck, those bad manners, slander, gossip, until they did not spare our mother. It shall be a lot of time to honor our mom. Our mom was slandered. You love your mother. You're reading about the story of your mom being slandered with the worst type of slander. Our mother was slandered by people we also love not the hypocrites innovativen
Some of the Sahaba fell into the trap, passing it right and left. They took it and took aspects of an impasse. And Allah forgave the companions. Not the hypocrites. But what did Allah subhanaw taala say? Yeah, it will. qumola Ontario duty mystery. That's a strong warning. I'm warning you never to go back to this again. Nothing like it. The remnants of it. Don't you ever go back to anything like that episode ever again? Yeah, oh, come on Taro duty mythri. Abba. Allah let you off with a severe crime. And yes, there were some people that had to pay the penalty of slander. And there are others that Allah knows they pass the slander, but they were not amongst the main slanders. But Allah
subhanaw taala offered an amnesty, but a warning with that amnesty. Don't you ever go back to that way again? Let there never be an episode. Like how do you settle if in the society of Medina, again, like the slander of our mother, he said all the time, in the society of Medina again, that's a strong warning. Honestly, if you're reading that is the strength of it. It is such an admonishment the strength of it like it's not even a lot. It's not even talked about what the consequences are. It's just a lot is warning you I'm warning you do not ever go back to anything like that again. Don't let that happen in the society of Medina again, just like, Don't let the disobedience have to
happen again. And they never do. Right. The Sahaba never had another episode. And the Sahaba never had another episode, but hamdulillah because they were a people who took the whole and very seriously and then you see and sort of forgotten about the rock now, the servants of the Most Merciful and Allah mentions their Toba the repentance, why? Because all of you will send all of you will send all of the children of Adam will sin, all of us will fall at times. But Allah subhana wa tada mentions in the qualities of the servants of the Most Merciful in lemon taba, wa armineh Why me lasagna,
except for those who repent, and they believe, and they work deeds of righteousness. And Allah re emphasizes that, by the way, men Tada. Well, I mean lasagna, the one who not only repents, but who puts in the place of where they used to sin, a good deed instead to hold that place. They cut off the means to sin, and they now have the means to good deed they now have means to a good deed with a loss of anonymity. And for those people, you bet deed alone say our team has enough how merciful is Allah, Allah switches their sins to good deeds. Now certain nor was a warning to society, as a community don't mess up like that again. You don't get to have the physical effects. You get one You
messed up as a community make Toba to Allah and learn the lesson as a community. Hey, Baba Rahman is very individual.
When you messed up, turn back to Allah and put in the place of your sin a good deed. Why do I want to build on this inshallah tada tonight? Because just like there are barriers to our good deeds, having any weight on the Day of Judgment, the barriers to our do, having any weight in this life is our insistence on sin. So the insistence on poor
make our about dots meaningless. The insistence on sin, render our door is void. How do we know Hadith of the Prophet soul? I send them
a person calls out to Allah says yah, yah, yah.
Oh my lord, oh my lord, oh my lord.
But look at your dress. Look at your food. Look at your sustenance. You're insisting on how long and then you're insisting on Allah subhanaw taala to answer your droughts. How does that work? Yes, a lot answers do us. But what kind of effort are you putting in? You're insisting on your ways and then you're insisting Allah answer your supplications It doesn't work that way with Allah subhanaw taala. I'm not used to giavanna On what basis are you going to be responded to?
You're not willing to reform your ways, but you want Allah subhanaw taala to answer every one of your applications. Why? Because I listened to you know, my football. I think tomorrow's Friday. It is tomorrow's most Friday, right? Yeah, yes. Tomorrow's Friday, my football tomorrow will be about making the most of data to cover and things of that sort. Right. So I followed the tips. I read the day. I said alemannic iPhone 12345 for me, I prayed the entire night. I can't tell you but my dad's
look for myself and for you.
Ramadan resolutions, means difficult, difficult, difficult sacrifices. And what I want to really advise myself in all of you and the light comes from a sincere place I hope for myself and for you. Remove the the means that are causing you to constantly
fall in the sense over and over and over again. You know, for some people, that means scrub your social media, you're not going to do it in Ramadan, then what are you going to do it, you need to delete your social media. For some people, that means I need to exit certain WhatsApp groups, or I need to delete WhatsApp altogether. For some people, that means I need to delete certain contacts. Honestly, there are certain friends in my life that just provide a constant avenue to sin for me. For some people, that means I really need to consider at this point, if I'm going to have long business or I have a high level of earning, I'm going to cut it off now.
For some people, that means reforming your dress. For some people that means reforming your food for some people that means reforming your sustenance. But every one of us has to look deep, deep, deep, deep, deep.
Because when you show Allah subhanho wa Taala that you're going to insist on these ways and you're not willing to make those sacrifices. That is the barrier between you and your supplication. Your do not become mechanical at that point. How beautiful is that? You're out of a person that says yeah, Allah, I'm changing. Yeah, Allah I'm taking the next step in my journey to you. Yeah, Allah. I'm looking at myself and I'm not going to be the I'm not going to insist on these things no matter how minor they are. Remember the Prophet sly sunset. Jaco Maha kurata Dino beware of the minor since some of you are planning weddings right now for after Ramadan? How are you planning that wedding to
be think about it? Right every single aspect of your life, you know, what are you thinking about doing right after Ramadan? Every single one of us look deep in the mirror as we go into these 10 nights and say, How do I delete my past because I want Allah to do tempted to switch my sense to good deeds. But in order to do that, I need to switch the means to my sins with the means to good deeds. And Allah is merciful enough to where he will clean the slate. But am I going to clean my own slate Am I going to turn my own page I trust a lot of rock man the most merciful to clean the slate if I sincerely turned back to him, but will I fill it with good and so while we're talking about
Ramadan resolutions, were less than two weeks left than Ramadan if you weren't going to make the change in these next two weeks if you're not going to do it in Ramadan when are you going to do it? If you're not going to reform your earnings and the things that the prophets license that are barriers to do what are you going to do it and if you start thinking about well but that would mean I have to change this and I have to change that you know how the shape I'm not under this you know profit slice I'm set when you're about to give charity and I'm not going to fundraise yet okay there's no fundraiser right now you're about to give charity the shouting open their mouths and they
tell you what
poverty poverty poverty poverty poverty vacation trip this this this this this that they hold you back from your charity. That's what every good deep, you're about to turn the page with a loss of hundreds. But what about your friends? Well, wait a minute, what about this? What about that? What about your social gatherings? What about your family? What about these people? What about those people? What about this factor? Wait a minute, but if you get this out of your life, oh but wait a minute, maybe you'll need to communicate with that person again. The excuses shape bond just wants to make sure the means are still there. He's gonna come out of his chains with a vengeance after
them a lot. We don't know how we feel on the day of eight, he will come out of his chains with a vengeance. He just wants you to maintain the the pieces in place the means so that you go back to those things. And we'll hasa let's hold ourselves accountable. And let's make some difficult sacrifices. And that's how you get your drives answered. Just like we don't know how the sins affect our lives. They devoid they make our lives devoid of Baraka. They bring in our lives at large they bring in our lives, trials and tribulations that we don't even trace back. The same thing dear brothers and sisters with our dads, Allah nephin Amina, then we'll be able to apply that the
techniques without we're not you know, I mean, nobody will help it until 10 zero better. We asked the last parent to purify us from the sins and from the shortcomings that caused our dads to not be answered. And we ask Allah subhana wa to purify us from the sins and the shortcomings that cause tribulations to descend upon us. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala to purify us from the bad characteristics and manners that cause our acts of worship to not be answered not to not be accepted We ask Allah subhana wa tada to fill our hearts to fill our eyes to fill our minds to fill our limbs with that which is pleasing to Him and to purify us from all that is displeasing to him. We ask
Allah subhana wa tada to allow this one along to be a moment of a turn page with him. And we ask Allah subhana wa tada for anyone we have harmed that Allah Subhana which allow us to be forgiven by them as well. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to correct our affairs in regards to the hereafter and correct our affairs in regards to the dunya We ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us amongst us.
Those who catch later to powder and who do not have later than father invalidated on the Day of Judgment, Oh Allah accepted from us, allow us to catch it and allow us to see it on the day of judgment and do not let it be amongst those layers of partners that are invalidated alumna. I mean, just like Manuel feitelson. I want to come on and so on.