05 How to Apologize to Allah

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Allah taught Prophet Adam (AS) how to ask for forgiveness and how to say sorry. Wisam Sharieff beautifully explains the meaning of this dua (prayer) from Surah Al-‘A`raf. We cannot afford to lose out on this opportunity to learn how to apologize to our Lord for our sins.

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. This is your brother with Sam Sharif for our weekly? Everyone at home? I really apologize. It's been a couple of weeks, a couple of months. I haven't I haven't shot a video. And in that I wanted to say sorry to everyone. And that's exactly what got me thinking about today's topic, and how to say sorry.

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Sometimes it's a very casual thing, like we just say, Sorry, as I go, I didn't mean to that was my mistake. Or in my case, I'm sorry that I didn't shoot a video for a while. And that made me think where I learned to say the word sorry. Because if I was never taught the word sorry, then I would never get the opportunity to convey my regret for doing something. And that made me think about it's the fourth page in Surah Baqarah, when other Malays Sonam made that small mistake or the transgression, if you will, I don't know if that's a fair enough word. But when he made that transgression, he felt remorse but never knew how to say sorry.

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And in that Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the fourth page is the last eye on the page in Surah Baqarah you can look it up is the fourth page, Allah subhanaw taala says, third dialogue,

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demo May be he can even

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play in the whatsoever Rahim. So human beings made their first mistake. And if there was a God who was angry, he would never told us how to say sorry. If there was a God who created us, to punish us, he would never told us. This is how you say sorry. But in this, there are two things that kind of jumped out to me immediately. Do we ask Allah subhanaw taala is forgiveness? And then generally, like when we transgress one of my friends, we were joking around and maybe I crossed the line joking around with him. Do we apologize when we have the ability to? And then the fact that Allah subhanaw taala told us how to say sorry, do we say sorry to him? I mean, you can rewind, but the last five

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videos first five videos grown weekly were about forgiveness, forgiveness. I mean, for God's sakes the brothers email addresses.

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I mean, we all get it right. But do we take that opportunity be like, God told us how to say sorry, when to say sorry. So other Muslim eats from the tree shavon kind of plays an angle with him and says, Man, you you need to eat from this tree? And he goes, No less panda said no, he's like, No, no, no, no, you don't get it. So if you eat eat from the tree, you'll become angelic and you'll live forever. That's a whole nother topic on how Satan sells sins. It's another topic, but I am number 23 is where Allah subhana wa Taala in Surah out off Ayah number 23. Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches kalimat words Fatah Valley How to say sorry to someone.

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And in this Allah, Allah teaches how to get forgiveness. I have 23 surah out of all while I

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was in

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tow fever Lana

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Lana coonan Amina hos III mean

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it's really it's I mean it's profound I'm I go try to translate it.

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Allah subhanaw taala teaches the words the other Malayalam robina Oh, our Lord, while Amna and fusina that we wrong ourselves.

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I mean, I'll give you exact translation the translation is our Lord we have wronged ourselves. That's where I started. And while I'm nan fusina, what ilam delfield Lana, what are Hamner and if you don't

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forgive us and have mercy on us, we will be amongst the losers.

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And this is really the main thing of forgiveness is not only there four steps to forgiveness and what let's get into that in a second. If we don't turn to Allah subhanaw taala and we don't say sorry. Is it Allah subhanaw taala automatic is do we deserve His forgiveness automatically? If I didn't shoot these videos? And then I don't say anything to the Quran Weekly people? Did they have to forgive me? If I didn't say anything to him? default you'd be like at least he said sorry. But if we don't even say sorry, then

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rewind if we don't even know how to say sorry. Then are you asking for forgiveness? Are you truly asking

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Requesting forgiveness if you're not saying the word Sorry, I smack someone to face and go.

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I meant sorry. doesn't make any sense. If you don't say it the way that the person intends to have it, then how can you get their forgiveness? If you don't say sorry to Allah Spano Donna, the way he told us to? And that is just in this verse in this ayah 23 out of

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robina, alumna and for Santa that we have wronged ourselves, what's the first step? before you ask for less forgiveness? The first step of forgiveness and therefore, the first step of asking forgiveness is to accept what you did is wrong. Now watch. If I just said, Your I'm sorry, then what's the likelihood? My likelihood I'm going to do it again, right? It's so easy to say sorry. But when you say what I did last night on the internet is wrong.

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Then you say sorry, then you ask for less pantos forgiveness. Then the human psyche said Nah, man, what I did was wrong. Then you ask for less forgiveness. And we'll learn this too at the end. The third thing is to replace that bad deed with a good deed. Replace the bad deed with a good deed says panela now it's really simple when you transgress the laws of a lot planned out but say you hurt somebody. You can't just like Oh ALLAH forgive me. I lied, I backbiting because and I said she was fat. Now you got to go to her and be like I backbiting about you. I'm not gonna get into backbiting but let me just tell you, if you backbite about someone and you go to their Facebook, look, I really

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apologize. I said this is not going to do it again. And the fourth thing is to make intention not to do that thing again to set up to set up safety net. So you don't do that thing. Again, four steps to asking for forgiveness. But the first step is accepting that you're wrong. If we could read the two are together, that'd be great. Maybe you could rewind this a couple of times, it is either 23 or are off or or Bana avoided.

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And for Santa, what he Lem tell he feels Lana, what our Tao

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learner coonan Amina al horsey Dean,

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you can rewind that a couple of times. But my point at today's thing is that the Quran teaches how to say sorry to things if we're not going to learn to say it correctly, like at least in the Arabic language, and if we're not going to give the time to learn what Allah Subhana Allah wants from us, it's gonna be a lot difficult for us how to say sorry, Your brother was Psalm Sharif. Again, I apologize for not shooting a video for a couple of months or less and bless all of you guys. And I will talk to you soon. I hope you benefit from these videos in sha Allah wa salam aleikum wa rahmatullah

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smack someone in the face and go below me. Let me let me let I mean sorry, this audio is brought to you by Muslim Central. please consider donating to help cover our running costs and future projects by visiting www dot Muslim central.com forward slash donate