Wash Our Hearts With Water, Snow, and Hail

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Omar Suleiman

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Dear brothers and sisters, because we expect to see more snow in this week than we've seen in years in Dallas, and it's not going to feel like Dallas, I figured what better time to talk about a drought that involves snow so that we can reflect on it and shout lots out of it. And my hope is that as you see the snow over the next week, or the hail or the wintry mix, that you'll think about this drought and when the light hits it, you'll make it and I was curious about it to be honest with you, when someone actually asked me about this do as we as we supplicated as we are putting people in the grave, and it is where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says well cyl who believe that

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you are 30 What about Oh Allah wash him or her with water, snow and hail? Someone asked me and said What does that even mean? Why did the Prophet sighs lm say water snow and hail. And we also find that the Prophet sallallahu it was said I'm used to use the supplication when speaking about the cleansing of the heart to wash the heart but in that he was salty about and somebody who I asked the Prophet size on said be Matt ethology well borrowed which means the water of snow and hail. And sometimes he would say sallallahu wasallam water, snow and hail separating the three of them out and so inshallah tada I want to mention five deep meanings that we find that the scholar is elaborated

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on, for the usage of this because we usually talk about the degrees of distance that the heart senses from Allah subhana wa Tada. So we talked about the sick hearts of Ananda cannubi him the stained heart, Lacan, nuku novels, the closed heart we talk about

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the dead hearts, we talk about distance, but there are also different levels of purification to bring one closer to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so one of these drugs and it comes in different variations. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said along with siddell hapa be mad 30 Well, but we're not PETA will be mineral hapa kemah unocha Sal will be elimina Dennis. Well, there it benei were baneasa Thai came back to being a machete well, mother of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say, Oh Allah, wash away my sins, with the water of snow and hail and cleanse my heart from sin, as a white garment is cleansed of dirt, and let there be a far away distance between me

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and my sins, as far as you have set between the East and the West from each other. So there are five things I mentioned in Charlottetown. And I'll keep it quick so that I don't freeze the people that are outside while talking about a drought about freezing. Number one, some of the scholars said this is mobile Mahathir. This is a form of overemphasis amplification, exaggerating its hype. It has that hyperbole to emphasize to Allah subhanho wa Taala how much we want to be purified when we turn towards him. And of course, there is an ayah where we find a similar type of sequence, when we read in the end of certain Bukhara for our for Anna, Donna or Hannah. Right pardon us And forgive us and

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have mercy upon us. It is a form of the longing for Allah's forgiveness and if Allah pardons you why for then what is embedded in that is that Allah has forgiven you and shown mercy to you. But as our do as as our supplications are meant to bring us closer to Allah subhana wa tada and meant to express the longing of the heart for our loss forgiveness, we amplify the request at the end when we ask Allah subhana wa Taala for forgiveness, number two, and this is a very powerful one. And one that I was actually speaking with my in laws about in regards to this, this, which is very profound. Some sins penetrate deeply and they penetrate differently. And because of that they require a deeper

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sense of cleaning, but the source of purification is one now it's all water coming from the heavens, right it's all the decree of Allah subhana wa Tada. But deeper stains require what they require a colder wash. You know if you have a blood stain in a garment or you have some some certain stains where you have to make the water even colder. And those of you that are familiar with countries in the world where the homes are made of a certain type of stone, they say that the water will not wash off those deep stones in the in the side of the home. But snow will write it requires a different type of cleansing. And so it's as if to say to Allah subhanho wa Taala that some sins have

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penetrated deeper and require a deeper sense of cleansing. And so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying to wash our hearts with water and snow and hail. Whatever coolness is needed whatever is needed to remove the sin from our hearts Allah remove them from our hearts. The third

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reason that some of the scholars mentioned. They said that Allah Subhana hoods Allah purifies you in different ways from your sin,

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either through repentance Toba or through revelation through what he when you when you read the Quran and you read the revelation, and you read that which is divine, and you find that closeness to Allah subhana wa tada it washes away the hearts or through expiation, through tests and trials. All of it comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the reason why the believer asks Allah subhanho wa Taala with the priority of seeking forgiveness in the Hereafter, for anything that it takes to be forgiven in the hereafter, is that that puts everything else in perspective. So when the believer faces any type of trial or hardship in this world, what are they ask Allah subhana wa tada for right

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away Allah Allah make it a form of expiation because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that the believer is not tested with any type of hardship, any type of sadness, no type of sickness, even the prick of a thorn. And they did he saw they sought the reward from Allah with patience, except that Allah Subhana Allah removes some sense as a result of that. And so our priority to be elevated in the sight of Allah that this dunya that this life does not become a thought or hamina does not become our greatest concern that our priority is to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala be called in saline with a heart that is free of impurity. And so again, there are different forms of

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purification that come to the heart, either through repentance and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when a person repents to Allah subhana wa Tada, you know what happens to that dark spot on the heart Suki that purifies the heart, it actually becomes a bright spot upon a bright spot, a polished spot on the heart or, or a person reads the Quran. And we talked about this last week, before our hearts were hardened, the effect of the poor and on the heart or a person faces their trials and they say, yeah, Allah, remove our sins along with this trial, remove our sins along with this trial, they don't just ask a lot to remove the trial, but that a lot takes away the impurities

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with it as well. Number four, the scholars mentioned that in regards to the dead and in regards to the hearts, there's the elements of heat, and when we put people in the grave, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned these three forms of cooling why it's thought he had to be had to remove the heat of power May Allah subhana wa tada make our graves gardens have an agenda and not allow them to be chambers have enough. But to but to purify it all together somehow allowed that from the rashanna. When we are putting people in the grave, we're saying Yeah, Allah, do not let that person be touched with anything of its punishment or anything of its hardship, but remove them

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all together, and have been had to battle him a whole lot to Allah mentioned, and sins caused a burning desire in the hearts and you asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to cool off that burning desire, and instead to let that burning desire be only for his pleasure subhanho wa Taala and the fifth one, which is the most important and the most practical for us to think about as we're making this drought. The scholars say that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned three requests, forget about the water, snow and hail for a moment. Three requests, he asked a lot how it was sent him first for what is to wash and the washing is for the past. And from the mercy of Allah subhana

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wa tada no matter what sin you have committed, when you turn to Allah and you say that Allah, I seek your forgiveness, Oh Allah sincerely. And your heart is turned towards him. Allah washes away that sin, it's wiped out. And then the profit slice that I'm asked for when that key attempt Thea, which refers to the present, that Allah remove all of the effects of sin because it may be that you're forgiven for a sin, but the heart still longs for it. And the effects of the sin are still there in the heart. And so the prophets lie some of them said it said, why not pee, to wash and to purify, remove the effect of that sin all together and the desire for that sin all together. So there's past

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and there's present. And then finally future, the profit sites and I'm asked for a MOBA either, that Allah distance us from those cents, that Allah Subhana Allah bear in the beanie, we're being a thought I come back to being a mash up, we'll never have all our place, the distance between me and my sense, the way you've placed the distance between the East and the West, that I never long for that sin again and Allah Allah Do not let me long for it and do not put me in proximity to it again. Last week, we talked about the importance of being in

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proximity to the poor and to the orphans and in proximity to the poor and to the sooner proximity to things that give life to the heart. And the scholars say here How can you ask Allah subhana wa tada to forgive you for a sin when you're already planning your next occurrence of it? Some people are saying and stuff that a lot and they're already making their plans to do it again. No, what am your Saru Anna follow me I'm on Oh Allah I'm not going to return to that sin and oh, Allah helped me helped me stay away from it helped me like not desire it, and helped me stay away from it while actively putting between us in those sins, the obstacles so that we don't commit them again. May

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Allah subhanho wa Taala purify our hearts with water and snow and hell and distance us from our sins. The way that he has placed distance between the East and the West along I mean a whole other stuff like you recommend a certain Muslim infrastructure for him. Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah hit carry Marley wasabi ultramarine Lama federal Mineola, not well Muslim in a Muslim at Walmart, in Macedonia on Caribbean Mooji but there are a lot more Fitzalan our hammer. Why for Nevada to add an alumna and Susannah are in Lancaster lonato Hannah, an akuna middle ha serene Allah in Nicaragua 123451 a llama in Nicaragua went to Africa for an alarm in Nicaragua

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