Channel: Omar Suleiman
Sh. Omar Suleiman – Khatirah Taraweeh Night 1 at the Valey Ranch Islamic Center
May 26, 2017
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Literally the story of mankind's story of these two people, Adam and Eve. And there's one thing that we learn from Adam and Eve, more than anything else is how to take ownership of our own shortcomings. And then to to completely place forgiveness in the power of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and in the doing of Allah, beyond our scope. What do I mean by that? Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that other monies Salaam Fatah, Dona Ravi Carrie, Mads Fatah, Abadi that Adam drew close to his Lord with a few words so Allah subhanaw taala forgave him. And Allah subhana wa tada is that to Alberto hain, he's the acceptor of repentance. And he loves to forgive he is the forgiver in his
attributes in his divine essence upon a whole it's Allah. And those words a lot tells us in another place in the portal, an word or a banner of alumna and fuson, our inlanta runouts or Hana learner co Nana minahasa. Dean, O our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. If you do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, then surely we will be from the losers.
The first thing that Adam and his Salaam did, right? In this particular sequence, is Adam alayhis salam took ownership of his wrongdoing, Eve took ownership of her wrongdoing. They did not blame Allah. They did not blame the devil for tempting them. They didn't blame Jenna for being too beautiful and too sweet. Because sometimes we don't blame characters. We blame the circumstances we say it was too much. The temptation was too much. They didn't blame anyone, but themselves. What is the failure of Benny his throat? He wants a lot of talks about the children of Israel, the wicked one amongst them amongst them.
The wicked ones amongst them Allah Subhana Allah mentions one on one our moon our lacking cannot enforce a homeopathy moon. They're not wronging us they're wronging themselves. They're failing to take ownership of their misdeeds of their actions. So when they commit a wrongdoing not only do they not repent, they blame everyone but themselves. And then they go on and they do something else they continue to distance themselves. The difference and the same words are used a lot gives us the model of repentance, and Adam and Adam and how on Adam and Eve when they say we wronged ourselves and then Allah subhana wa tada shows us the wicked ones from the from the children of Israel. Okay, those
that disobeyed Mossad, Islam and their Prophet saying, are completely deflecting, and not taking ownership of their on their own wrongdoings. However, here's the thing. And this is something that if we pay attention to we realize that if we understand the simple equation, we can defeat the shape on for the devil from overcoming us. And from taking us down a trajectory or upon a trajectory where we are in constant disobedience of Allah subhana wa tada and failing to take ownership of our deeds. Adam and Sam took ownership of his deeds but you know what Adam didn't take ownership of the forgiveness and mercy of Allah.
The forgiveness and mercy of Allah are by now of alumna and fusina. were in love tougher Lana, Lana ko Nana Mira hustling, if you don't forgive us and have mercy upon us, then we will be losers. Here's what mistake we make often. And where we end up going to an unhealthy state of fear or an unhealthy you know, state of despair is when we don't take when we don't take ownership of our sins. And then we start putting checks and boundaries on the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Let me give you an example you committed a sin a major sin a minor sin whatever it is, you asked the law for repentance, you packaged it in the way that we are told to package it and the way that the profits
of a lots of package that and the way that the rightness of money is sorry, the writers of this, Omid the writers of all time have packaged it you did your part and you gave it to a loss of Hannah Montana. Once you have given it to Allah subhana wa tada kuliah iva De La Nina Astra for Allah and foresee him talking about human Rahmatullah in the La Jolla for the Nova Jimmy I say, oh my servants who have transgressed against themselves, do not despair from the mercy of Allah. Allah forgives all sins at that point, you've given it over to a loss of Hannah Montana, and you trust that Allah will forgive you and will have mercy upon you. Not because you deserve it, but because
His mercy is beyond our comprehension. Think about this, a lot of times, the reason why we stay down is because we start to say, well did a lot really forgive me? Am I still being punished for this? Am I still going through this? Am I still going through that? And can I love forgive this and can ALLAH forgive that? And those whispers keep us down. Allah gives us the perfect equation, you take full ownership of your sin. Do not project your weakness on Allah. Do not project your flaws on Allah. Do not blame a loss of Hannah Montana for not giving you enough. But now that you have committed that sin and you've taken ownership of it, and you've set up stuff that a lot, and you've moved on, now
you have to place your trust in His forgiveness or mercy, or else you're going to remain pegged down and you will not be able to progress in your faith. Take ownership of your sins, do not try to take ownership of the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada. It is beyond our capacity. It is beyond our comprehension. And that's why even Mr. Little the law on who said there is no greater act of worship them and personal wonderla to have a good expectation of Allah subhanho wa Taala assume well of your Creator, the mighty his Salaam with everything that happened, immediately assumed well of a loss of Hannah, what's Allah that I need you and I know that you will forgive me. As long as I do my part I
know that Allah subhanho wa Taala will do our his part because Allah subhanaw taala is not a vengeful God. He is just an He is merciful and his mercy is beyond our comprehension. As long as we don't make excuses for our own misdoings as long as we take ownership and we actually try, we know that we can trust that Allah subhana wa tada will have mercy upon us and will forgive us so long as we seek it. That's what chef yesterday spoke about today in the hope of very beautifully that's Pamela this is, this is the Hadith that Allah subhana wa tada extends his hand in a way that befits His Majesty in an essence during the date, so that the sinners at night, can reach can can can ask
for forgiveness and be forgiven. And then he extended kind of what's out in the evenings to let the centers of the day can be forgiven. What does that mean? It is always extended. Always. As long as you don't do what Benny is thought he did, and and try to deflect your own misdoings and your own, you know fail to take ownership of your own sins, you are not hurting alone, you are hurting yourself. Well now valona when I can cannot enforce a homeo blame on you are not taking advantage of the mercy of the Most Merciful. May Allah Subhana Allah to Allah allow our good expectation of him this form of lawn to be fulfilled. Yeah Allah we ask you that in this Ramadan that you will forgive
us for all of our previous sins, that your Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said man comma Rama and sama Ramadan, Eman and YT seven horfield Allah who Mata padam and dombey whoever fasts Ramadan with faith and accountability, Allah will forgive all of their previous sins. So we asked you yeah Allah, that all of our previous sins are forgiven, and that we are we turn that page with you so panic that we turn that page with you and that we are able to progress in our faith. May Allah subhana wa tada answer our prayers May Allah accept this Ramadan from us and May Allah Subhana hoods Allah allow us to have our hearts enabled in a way that we change our trajectory while benefiting
from his mercy Allah Ameen. zachman loffredo sin I want to come on from Islamic Council.