How Istighfar Clears the Fog
Channel: Omar Suleiman
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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned that every time a person commits a sin that there is a dot that is placed on the heart, for another was stuck for whatever and if that person abandons that sin and seeks forgiveness from Allah subhana wa tada and repents back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Not only is that spot removed, so Kayla Calvo, but the heart becomes polished in that very same spot because that sin not only is not going to be counted against you because the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada is such that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that the one who repents is like the one who never committed a sin. But on top of that, it will become a means of bringing you back
to a lot because in the process of repentance, you developed a newfound clarity. And so there's a connection as well between the good deed that is placed instead of the sin on your record, and clarity, the newfound closeness to Allah subhana wa tada that comes through Toba 10 na suhar comes through a sincere repentance now if you don't treat it a lot, as a judge says Kela Bell, or on Allah kulu be him Matt can we actually born that the reason why people cannot capture the beauty of revelation in their hearts cannot find that guidance, cannot feel what they should feel when they hear it being recited upon them turned away their prophets and messengers in such ways is because
the stains developed on the heart and ultimately, the heart became so stained, that it blocked out the light from coming in. And so the light could not come into that heart anymore. Now, that is for the person whose heart is locked and a person whose heart cannot take any of that guidance. What I wanted to speak about was the layers that we find in the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. There is that layer of a heart that becomes so tarnished so stained, that becomes so envelope and its layers of darkness that it can no longer receive the lights. Earlier this week I talked about the very famous companion So hey, by Rumi all the Allahu taala and when he
was the leaf, the tree or the representative of the famous man or the lagna Dan, I Beloved, no Duran was a wealthy man who had many good qualities and is above the law and asked the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with all of the good that he had done, would it benefit him and he said, he never said lamb Jaco Yeoman. Rob, they really helped me to Medina. He never asked a lot for forgiveness for his sins on the Day of Resurrection. And so the default of turning back to a loss of hundreds are to start to remove that and no distance from Allah subhanaw taala cannot be made up with sincere Toba and then the next step that you take towards Allah subhana wa Tada. When you seek forgiveness
from Allah and the mercy opens up to you, and then somehow to law there's this beautiful Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that the scholars feel a great apprehension around in trying to explain it. And that is when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the hula Johan or Allah calbee that verily sometimes I feel like there's fog upon my heart. Now, there's an adverb with the Prophet sallallahu Sallam a mannerism with the messenger sly Salaam, he was not one who would, who would partake in prohibitions, so it's not sins that he was talking about. And we know that there is an aesthetic far there is a seeking forgiveness from Allah subhana wa tayana, that is
of feeling deficient, that we can never pay a lot back for what he has given to us that our acts of worship, no matter how perfect they are, would not be equivalent to the perfect blessings that he has bestowed upon us. The greatest of those blessings being rightful guidance. And so we say after prayer stuff, it'll stuff it'll law stuff, it'll law, and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He said, that I feel a fog, let you know, I'll be a fog that overtakes my heart. And I seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala at least 100 times a day.
What is the deficiency that the Prophet slicin was talking about? And when you dive into the meanings of these words, you find something so beautiful, and there are many clouds in the sky and we are outside and Allah knows how long we'll be doing Juma outside. So I want you to appreciate the beauty of the language for a moment and what the prophets lysozyme is expressing to us. Blaine or Ron Milan is when the heart becomes completely covered, complete darkness that blocks out the light. Come with a meme at the end or lame with a meme at the end instead of a noon at the end refers to a heavy cloud, a heavy fog, a heavy fog and that's why when it gives us
Rain it is life a heavy rain that comes from it. So it refers to a heavy cloud. A dark cloud lawn refers to a very light fog, a very light cloud. And even Kathy Rahim Allah to Allah, He explained this so beautifully he said, Rhonda Anna pulumi him Ryan refers to the hearts of the caffeine. Right? Those that completely rejected rightful guidance, lay him with a meme at the end refers to the hearts of abrar. The righteous because the pious are not those that don't sin. They're the ones that turn back to Allah when they sin. So there are people that feel when they commit a sin, a sense of guilt, it hurts their hearts, and they turn back to a loss of animatronic quickly, right. And so
they're still righteous people because again, the goal is not to sin. The goal is not that you won't send the goal is that you will keep turning back to a lot and trying your best not to send and every time you do send you turn back to a loss of Hannah hotel. And so those are the hearts of abrar the hearts of the pious and taqwa is turning back to a loss of habitat and abandoning that which puts a distance between you and him. And then he said, Elaine, with a noon at the end, which is what the profit slice and I'm described, these are the hearts of Alamo carabin these are the hearts of those that are close to Allah subhana wa Tada. So think of the right the left and those that are closest
to Allah subhana wa tada directly under a shade May Allah make us amongst them a lot. I mean, those are the hearts of the closest people to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And who are they? And what was the profit slice I'm talking about? The profit side, someone was talking about that even in the capacity even throughout the day, when a person engages in things that are permissible, not things that are sinful,
that a person could feel a distance from Allah subhanho wa Taala in the engaging of a MOBA and going up in the permissible things in the engaging of permissible things in the going about your day in the wasting of time or in the using your time, in permissible ways that puts a distance between you and Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is talking about that, in the hula Johan or Allah kalbi, that that creates a fog of sorts, not one that stains, not one that causes to sin, not one that blocks out the light. But it's the far turning back to Allah subhanho wa Taala creates such a level of not just closeness, but clarity, clarity in one's life.
And so in one day, the prophets I send them would say it's default at least 100 times, not for sending, not for sending, but to create that connection and that clarity with Allah subhanho wa Taala of the love normal, the Allahu taala and who said we would sit with the Prophet slice? I mean, he said in one gathering, not a day in one gathering, he would say, literally what to barely Enter to wobble Rahim. Oh my Lord, forgive me and accept my repentance, you are the acceptor of repentance, and the Especially Merciful, he would say that 70 times in one gathering.
And so when the prophets lie, some said I seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala 100 times that's the minimum he would seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala in a day, then how much more should we have is too far as a part of our routine. How much more should we have as default as our morning remembrance and our evening remembrance as are sitting in gatherings as our sitting in front of our computers as we're going about our day that we continue to say stuff, federal law, stuff, federal law, stuff it'll not because Allah Subhana Allah wants to cause us anxiety, but because the lies are just gives us clarity on top of forgiveness through that, and even the lightest
fog is cleared, where the brightest of that rightful guidance can come to our hearts at all time. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to purify our hearts, to remove from our hearts anything that distances them from their Lord, to remove from our hearts, anything that places a barrier between them and that and writes this guidance, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to keep us connected to him at all times. The brothers and sisters a very simple thing. Make sure that it's default is part of your habits, morning and evening in your gatherings in your day to day stuff. It'll law stuff for the law stuff Rola let it peel away the fog so that a person could always find that closeness and that
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