Race for the Forgiveness of Allah
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So an overview of what the session today will look like. I just gave my opening remarks, we're going to have the main session very excited to be hosting Dr. Reza vedere. And then we will have will ask everybody to just save your questions to the end. Just hold on to them, maybe jot them down if you need to type them out, can you to somewhere and then we will have the q&a session, which will be both live questions we will invite people if they would like to use the audio function in the zoom to ask the questions. And we will also share a link that you can ask questions anonymously and we will try and get to them through that. So that will be at the end of the session and then we plan in
sha Allah to be done around 3:30pm PST and about 6070 minutes inshallah. So that's covers it from my end. I'll now pass the mic over to brother Manhattan to is going to give his remarks just take a look at
the salam or aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh probably struck the Saudi while you're certainly Amity wa LaRocco. That's Emily Sani EFCO Ali. My name is Ahmed Khan, and I'm currently the president of the SFU Muslim Student Association. On behalf of SFU and UBC, we'd like to thank everybody for joining us out for this auspicious event. We'd like to thank Dr. Freda videre. For those who don't know, both mshs had the honor of hosting him this year in January and Hamdulillah. It was one of the in my opinion one of the greatest lectures I've ever attended. So we're very excited for today for the topic, especially in the month of Ramadan with the circumstances that we find ourselves in.
There are only a couple of days left in the blessed month of Ramadan. But it's important that we utilize these last few days as we are in the last 10 days of Ramadan. And ultimately what Ramadan can be comprised of is Ramadan is a month aimed at purifying the hearts in Ramadan. It is through patience, of patients of fasting that we begin to develop these skills of gratitude of Taqwa. And all of these skills that we learn as Dr. Reader, I'm pretty sure I'm pretty sure we'll mention are things that we need to take with us moving forward as this blessed month ends. So I have the honor of introducing Dr. Rita videre. Dr. Rita Vidya has a PhD degree from Al Azhar University in applied
linguistics and Islamic Studies. He holds two bachelor degrees, one in English and the other in Islamic Studies. He has a master's degree in simultaneous translation between Arabic and English. He has been a professor at Al Azhar University in Egypt, and he is also a former instructor with another institute. He has taught Islam all over the world, from Egypt to America, to Canada, UK, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia. All of these are just some of the examples of the places where he's taught. He's an international speaker and he has appeared he has appeared in many TV channels all over the world, the Nile TV being one in Egypt, Islam channel in London, England, and Ellika TV is a
very motivational and engaging speaker who will make you cry and hysterically laugh within the same speech. Dr. Rita Vidya is a certified life coach as well as an interpreter with the UN for the last 20 years. So from his biography, we can tell that Masha Allah that this is a remarkable individual, and one who has lots of gems to share with us. With that being said, I'd like to introduce Dr. Rita videre and we will begin inshallah does that come Alafaya?
So, Dr. Read that you can unmute your mic and begin circle
just a quick point. A salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. When it comes to market, it's good to see everybody here. I'll just add one other points for the best viewing experience everybody we recommend you hit speaker view in the top right corner of your zoom tab. You'll see that button it'll allow you to view Dr. Retina without all the other tiles and
just take a look at it. It was a document of
similar having the love salatu salam ala Rasulillah sallAllahu alayhi wa salam ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Manuela question are you fasting or like every year the answer has to be yes for both inshallah. Okay. Was
starts with a story there you know in the tub Ronnie Rahim Allah He collected in his authentic book of Hadith from the hadith of
Abilene in the shot mmm dude.
Of the Allahu Allah. He said that he came to the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam, and it was almost in his 80s and his eyes were sunk. Like, you know, his eyebrows were almost like covering his eyes. And he was walking like with the help of a cane. And he said to the Prophet, salallahu Alaihe Salam,
O Messenger of Allah, what do you say of a man
who has committed all types of sins, minor and major? And he has left nothing bad, except he has done it? Do you think if that person would, would think of going back, turning to God, admitting his sins and asking for forgiveness? Would God accept him?
And the process of them asking who said a slimmed deeper witness that there is no God worthy of worship, but God and do bear witness that I'm the messenger of God. And the man said yes.
Then the prophets of salaam said in the near to federal law who like then Allah, Allah will forgive you for your bed do say Attica Hassan and he will replace your record the bad deeds with the record of good deeds.
The man said, Wakata rotti are for generosity. You know, messenger of God, I have betrayed God a lot. And I have been immoral like almost all of my life.
And the person himself rather artic of erotic, fear of Allah Allah. Is it Allah will forgive all of your past. All of these times when you betrayed Allah. And when you have been a mortal, most of your life. For Naranjo, you can put away your health. So the man turned away saying that in a halal Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allahu Akbar, which means there is no God worthy of worship, but one God. And Allah is the Greatest Subhanallah
that if you just reflect on that story, which is a message of hope,
you know, sometimes when you are sitting alone, and you remember your sins,
and you feel doomed, but man, there is no way even some people who say like when you when they come to, you know, to the safe or the environment, they say, You know what, I'm a very bad person, I have done a lot of bad and I don't think God will accept me back.
And like, you start saying, Why would you say this?
And they will say, because my sins are so much so much, so much so that they will I mean, even that man, in the Hadith, he said, if my, if my sins were to be distributed amongst mankind, it will destroy them. So let me ask you, would you be worse than that man?
Have you committed such a, you know, huge sense that if they were to be distributed amongst mankind, it will destroy them?
And Subhan Allah, Allah subhanaw taala the prophecies and promises that Allah will forgive you. So let's tackle them B are the our COVID for Allahu Akbar. Don't say my sins are great because Allah is greater, Allah is the Greatest.
And since we are towards the end of Ramadan in Tibetan, so Allah might be Laila to other because it's the 29th night of Ramadan. May Allah subhanaw taala accept or I bet and this last month
it's a golden chance because
whenever you read in the Quran, before the promise to entertain, there is always something there is a step before you interested in. You know, and this is the title of this topic when I said race for the forgiveness of Allah that's the command by Allah if you read
in Surah number three SWAT Allah Imran is number 133. Allah subhanaw taala said, what I said to Pharaoh team mirabito margin.
Race, the verb Allah used is not walk, go, No, it's a race. You know when you're racing, running fast, or in the back of a horse. This is the field of competition.
For what is it for the forgiveness of Allah then Gen 10 Paradise. So for you to go to gender you have to be cleansed. First of your sense say meaning if you read in Surah
Al Hadith so 57 i 21. Allah said Sir before
the same exact meaning is synonymous word sad or unsolvable brace again, compete with one another for the forgiveness Allah and then also said, chin.
So, I need to ask for forgiveness. I need to make Toba like that man before I can make it to products. Question is
when you skim through the Quran, you will find that Allah subhanaw taala divided people into two main types.
And like one verse that testifies to what I'm saying is when you go to sort of hardrock so number 49 and number 11, towards the end of this ayah Allah subhanaw taala is talking about major sins in this ayah but towards the end of 11 He said, We're Mala Mia to go for Ola eager who balibo
Last thing and as for those who do not repent, do not acknowledge their sins and ask for forgiveness. That's repentance.
So let it go home volume on then these are those who are volumes and Volume One is the plural of volume. And volume
means an oppressor a tyrant, somebody who is unfair whether to himself to the people around him to his neighbors, to his classmates, to his colleagues, even in his relationship with God.
That's it stems from volume, which means like aggression, oppression, tyranny.
So if I were to ask you, would you like to be somebody who goes back to God and has a strong relationship with him and turned back to him in repentance all the time? What would you like to be an oppressor? I'm sure all of you would say we want to be tagged somebody who is repentant.
And so for the purpose of this lecture, I'm going to be answering seven questions. Question number one, what is the meaning of Toba? What's the meaning of repentance?
Question number two,
out of which should I make repentance? And the answer is minor sins and major sins. So Kibera we're going to talk in detail about this question number three. Who should make up I think I'm a good Muslim. I pray seven times a day.
Do you pray seven times a day NBC? No, I'm just getting five times a day. And I you know, I fast Ramadan. Hamdulillah I go to Hajj three times a year. Hold on, you need to correct me it's not three times on the one time and hopefully Allah subhanaw taala will allow us to go for Hajj this year inshallah.
And I give my gas I think I'm a good Muslim. Do you still think I need to make Toba? We're going to answer this question. So
okay, if I know what Stober and I need to know that I should make Toba out of minuses and major sins. And if I'm supposed to make Toba to what type of Tober does Allah expect from me? We're gonna answer that question two. Question number five. Okay, I know all of the above. But you know, I want to guarantee that Allah accepts my job. Are there certain conditions? If I were to fulfill Allah, Samantha will accept my Toba?
That's question number five. Which number six. You know, can you share some stories of people who may Tober and Allah accepted them? And we know that news while they were still alive. And then the last question afternoon, all of this, when should I make them?
Let's go back to the first question. What is Toba? Toba to start with stems from the verb tabber in the Arabic language, and linguistically speaking Toba means, or either which means to return or to go back. But technically speaking as tilahun fissara It means
to go back to Allah and admit once since I want to say Allah because I'm afraid some people there they don't speak Arabic, so I'm going to be sure Inshallah, to to translate every single word, but if I slip, please, just write me a note in sha Allah. It's to go back to Allah and admit one sense and ask for forgiveness. That's technical speaking. Now,
if this is the meaning of Tober, then let's move to the next question.
Who should make like what what should I make Toba off? And the answer is, I should make Toba out of minor sins and major sins.
I didn't want Subhanallah you know, God looks upon me as good as far from imperfection. He's perfect in his name's accident. So it's
it's amazing that sometimes when you wronged someone amongst like human beings, and you turn back to them and say, I'm sorry.
Sometimes they will accept you. They wouldn't forgive you. When you ask them like, you know why
Didn't you forgive me? They said, because what you have done is really bad.
It's not easy. And I don't sorry, easy. But you know what, if you want God to forgive, you need to learn how to forgive others, even though if it's still bad, because when you forgive them, you don't forgive them because they deserve forgiveness. It's because you want to be to have a clean heart, and you want God to be pleased with you. And that's the command but Allah subhanaw taala when he commanded Abu Bakr in the famous story of Musa, the cousin of ISIL, he slandered her, if you read in Surah, a Norse or 24 and number 22, Allah subhanaw taala said, Phil, yeah, for Warriors.
Let them do alpha, and alpha, which is the main dua that we shouldn't be like supplication that we should be making these nights the last two nights of Ramadan, especially tonight also, it's an old night Allahumma in Nikka, iPhone, the hip will ask for have fun, Oh Allah, you love to forgive and erase the sins.
Oh, Allah, forgive and erase my sense. So if you want Allah to do it with you, you need to learn how to do offer to people. Meaning you need to forgive the people and erase it from your heart. Don't bring it up again. I know it's hard. I know, some of you if I were to ask you to raise your hands now. Is it easy for you to forgive?
Maybe, but is it easy for you to forget? No. I know some of you will say this, but you know what? You need to learn to do that. Because if you need the AF of Allah, if you need God to forgive your sins and erase them, you need also to forgive people and erase their sins from your heart and work on it. And do it because you want to please God, that will help you because of yours like No, no the other person. No, they don't deserve that. You're not doing it because that is you're doing it for the sake of Okay, moving on. So
second question is out of what should I make that right? I should make that out of minor sins and major sins? What's the difference between a minor sin and a major sin? You know, a major sin you can simply say, anything that requires a punishment, a penalty,
whether in this life or the life to come. When you read in the Quran, Allah sponsored about the Allahu Allah him, Allah, Allah is angry with them. That means that's a major sin.
sometimes we can make major sense without realizing it's a major sin. I'll give you examples.
So other than that, if any punish it, like if any sin does not necessitate a punishment or a penalty, then this is a minor sin.
and the process of them give us the good news in the Hadith berbahasa The Allahu Allah, you said, a salatu salam, whatever minor sins that you commit between one salah and the following Salah well Joomla is a Joomla, whatever minor sins you committed to in Joomla, and the following Joomla what Ramadan, Ramadan, whatever minor sins that you committed to in one Ramadan and the following Ramadan Cafaro to Lima, beta one, you know, all these minor sins will be forgiven mellem Clipsal Keba as long as you stay away from the major sins. Now, let me give you examples of major sins that we sometimes even commit them on an hourly basis or on a daily basis.
when somebody calls you and you have an appointment with them, and you say, I'm going to be there at 6pm sharp
and for some reason, if you follow the Muslim Standard Time, for if in your culture, mashallah, when you invite somebody to the wedding, and you say come at six, they know that nothing is going to start before 730. So they would never be there at six.
And I would say like this is the Egyptian Pakistani, Lebanese, whatever culturally come from Standard Time. Everybody has their own standard time. Mashallah. But this is not Islam.
teaches us to respect time because time is your capital time is your life. We have a whole Surah will allow us what Allah subhanaw taala takes an oath by time.
And when you waste time, you're wasting your life.
So one of the signs of a hypocrite is that when they promise they don't keep the promise. If you're not on time, then that's that's a big deal.
So if somebody's if you say I'm going to be there at 6pm and and the person is there and you're not there, and sometimes even we say
I'm almost there. I'm there. And then they say, What do you mean by there? I'm here. Yes.
trying to fool them, you're trying to lie to them. And even your son is sitting next to you and you're still, you know, did not leave the house. And you're taking your son with you to that meeting. So and you say, like, Oh, I'm almost there, I'm almost there, then your son is gonna say, what does that mean? But even beyond that, were still in the house. Because the kids are innocent, they don't know lying.
But then you say, okay.
No, don't look at that. Like, this is like, plus 80. and stuff. Don't talk about that, know, that you're teaching your son lying now.
And this is when people come to me and they say, You know what, like, you know, I don't know, like, my son is a professional liar. I said,
I think I know what he learned that I think somebody might have been lying in front of them for a long time. So they take it easy. Remember that day, when, when the phone rang, and you just take the phone like this. And then you look at the phone and say somebody that you don't like to talk to them. So you give your phone to, like the kid like your son, like, and
that's what you say to him. I'm not here.
And then your son is going to be like, he doesn't know what's going on. So it's going to hold up what I'm going to say, as a C'mon, call.
My dad and the dad's gonna say
and then it's like, you know, I don't know. Like, my dad is doing something with you. Let me check with him. What do you want me to say?
Tell him I'm not here.
I said, uncle, my dad tells you that he's not here.
Oh, why the kid is innocent. He doesn't know how to lie. But now we are making him a professional liar. And after that, he's gonna say Dad, how can you be here and not here at the same time?
How can you explain this?
Same thing let's click on the sisters. Okay, I have bodyguards here like an ensemble. I'm gonna be safe that somebody knocks on the door. And then the mom says to her daughter, like no go on one get the door. She goes there. And then she just opens the door like a jar and like she says Auntie so and so she can say, Auntie so and so. And the mom doesn't want to meet her. She doesn't want to talk to her. She says
that means to have that I am sleeping.
Then she's gonna say Auntie, I'm sorry. My mom tells you that she's sleeping. Masha Allah, your mom speaks in her sleep masala. Okay. Let's teach our kids lying, so don't lie. Why? Because this is a major sin and the Prophet Salam was asked to the equity manager banner what I believe it'd be cowardly. He said yes. I Hakuna minnow, but Elan would a believer be miserly, cheap? He said yes. But when he was asked by Hakuna Monica dabba with a believer be a liar. He said, No.
It's a major sin.
So stop doing that.
Sometimes you're sitting at the dinner table. And then the again, the dad and the mom are talking and they say and the kids are sitting around, they're gonna say, oh, did you see that lady? You know, in the wedding stuff or look at the way she was dressed? Oh, did you see that lucky? No, that young man and the way he had his hair cut staff Rola.
What are you doing? Are you being pious? Are you showing God consciousness? Are you being talking up?
Are you talking to those people advising them? Or are you talking behind their back? Are you talking about them? That's backbiting that's slandering. That's a major sin. And then when your kids say, Oh, I heard the shade, you know, last July saying we can talk behind someone. And the sheriff gave us this golden rule. And he said, Talk to me. Don't talk about me. Can you write that down? That's a golden rule. Talk to me. Don't talk about me. You know why? Because when you talk to me, it's a piece of advice. And the proxim summarize, he summed up this entire thing. In one Hadith when he said, do not
gain religion, Islam is to give advice.
But when you talk behind me, this is backbiting and look at the horrible punishment. And that's how can you define like a major some look at the punishment Allah decided, you know, in sort of her gerat, sort of 49 I remember 12 Allah's path I said, while
Ba ba ba or a yo hippo or hydrocodone, a cola, he may
carry to Class A drug backbite whenever, because the punishment is this. That person will be brought in the day of judgment and the dead body of the person that they used to back by it will become, it will be brought in front of him, and he'll be commanded to eat out of the dead body of that person. That's the punishment.
who'd like to do that? But that's the punishment. So we need to be aware of this. This is very, very difficult. And even when we give advice when I say talk to me, Don't talk about me. You don't talk to me in front of everyone because this is embarrassment. You are disgracing me, you're making a scene of me.
You know, when the when the man made a mistake, the big one and he urinated in like in a corner of the Masjid? What did the Sahaba do? They rushed to him they wanted to stop him. And of salaam our mercy said
leave him alone with him finish
And then, after that, look at the reaction of the video when
he looked at the Prophet, peace be upon him because he was very merciful with him. And he said, Allah, Mohammed, Mohammed.
Oh, God, saw me with your mercy and shower. You know, Muhammad with me. So Allah listen. And then he turned to the sahaba. And he said, what I told her man, I had an Abba. And don't don't show anyone else with the university with us. The porcelain Patrick teaching, you know, Alison, the porcelain took him aside after he did what he did. He did not talk to him loudly in front of everyone, he said. But my dear brother, it's not befitting to do this in the house of Allah.
And the man said, like, you know, I live in the desert. I thought this is just part of the desert, so I can just do it on the side. So again, give the people the benefit of the doubt he's ignorant. He doesn't know.
So the Prophet Salam was so merciful with him. And he took him aside. It didn't embarrass him, you give him the advice. And then when he made the second mistake when he said, Oh, Allah showed me with mercy and Mohammed Salah and don't Don't, don't show that mercy to anyone else above Salam said, yeah, look at her Giorgio versa. You know, you have limited the Mercy of Allah, which is encompassing everyone look at what's ultimately happening with us ultimately say, No, the Mercy of Allah encompasses everything. Not everyone, everything.
So the man learned the second lesson. Okay, so no going back. So we said, Toba, we don't talk about now it's to turn back to Allah admit one sense and ask God for forgiveness. Second, we should make Toba out of minuses and major sins and I gave you examples of major sins and other the other than that if there is no punishment for you know for like mentioned for like an act or an action then this is a minus May Allah forgive or minuses and matrix and say I mean, Okay, moving on. Third question. Who should make her well, you know what, I think I'm a good Muslim and hamdulillah as I said, I pray five times a day, I give my Zika I first Ramadan, I took my Shahada to start with and I
went to hajj and umrah Alhamdulillah you still think I'm I need to make trouble. So I need to repent.
I'll give you the answer from the Quran. And in the Sunnah from the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah 24 So a note at number 31 Allah subhanaw taala says why to eat hola Hey Jeremy.
Uh, you know, don't lie. I like him to fly home.
Well to boo, it's a verb in the imperative mode. It's a command by Allah subhanaw taala and it's in the plural. And he said to woo, you know, meaning I acknowledged your sense. Turn back to God seek his forgiveness, repent. It Allah hate Jamia and for those who don't speak Arabic Jamia means all of you, which means no exception. Wait, what does Allah say after that? You know, coming from a linguistic background, I would expect a lot to say we're towboat will Allah Hitomi and au Hellmuth Kneebone or Yahoo commit sins? Right? But the answer is no gone. Allah didn't say Johan with the boon or your sinners, or your sinful people know that he even say are you Hello Catherine Are you
disbelievers? No, there is a Johan Manasa porn Oh, you're hypocrites. No. Did he say are you having Muslim own? Oh you're Muslims know? What did he say? Why to Whoa, Illinois. Hey Jeremy. A you help me know Allah. It is not saying Muslims. He went to the to the to the upgrade of a Muslim to the to the higher level of Islam, which is to be a believer. A Muslim is someone who submits to God following the five pillars. But a movement is somebody who believes in the unseen
The books and the messengers in the agents in Allah himself if you didn't see him in the afro the hereafter which is coming as a high level. So if a if a believer is commanded to repent, what about our Muslim like you and me, Allah subhanaw taala make us amongst that the believers
and then the highest gravity of Islam, as you develop yourself after the upgrade to Saturn, you know assign your cousin or non dominant person as a means to worship Allah as if you can see him and if you can see him, he can see you to be that conscious all the time. And that's what you learn in Ramadan Taqwa.
You don't sneak to the kitchen and eat something and say Allah, how many is our handle, I'm fasting. Well, I can see you everywhere. You can turn off the light and eat something or going Oh, nobody can see me, Allah can see you.
And this is what at the time of committing sin, the people's faith or the man is taken away from them. That's what the Oxfam said last night is anything as a woman well as professor of finance reform movement,
nobody commits adultery or fornication, while they have faith inside them at that moment that faith is taken away when somebody steals the same thing. And I'll just act it for you. When somebody steals, what do they do? Look at me, they're gonna turn around and they're gonna say,
anybody see me? And then they say to themselves lying? They say, No.
You know what, at that moment, they're denying that Allah can see them. So instead of doing this, and this, I wish to do this. Can anybody see me as Allah can see?
Then you will stop. But at that moment, you're hiding from everyone. And you forgot that Allah can see you? Because he is a semi Elbasy is the old hearing the old saying, you can hide from him.
Okay, moving on.
So who should make Toba Allah said believers? And Allah said, Jamia no exception. And you cannot say I think I'm a good Muslim. Let people say that nobody in Islam should be praising themselves. Well, that was a coup on Fusa como Ala Moana taka was pasa don't praise yourselves. Don't don't think highly of yourself. Let people see that. Let people see it and say it don't say it yourself.
Because this will lead you to be having a big ego and you will be like, you know, again, will be boasting of what you're doing. And you might go into a year shown off or you might be an arrogant person to Okay. Now it gives me evidence from the Quran give me evidence from the Sunnah from the prophetic tradition of the Prophet salsa.
Okay, here's the Hadith. You know, it's related in the Muslim and the later is above the line that the prophets of salaam said to Google Allah. So Allah is telling us in so 24 and number 31 were to Google Allah and the porcelain was telling us and this hadith to Google, Allah turned back to God independence, admit your sins seek Allah's forgiveness. We're stuck through and ask him for forgiveness for in the the prophets talking about himself, because I myself to Google Allah who has done fruitful Yeoman warheads, Sabrina Mara of Yahweh atma. He said, I myself, I turned back in repentance and I seek Allah's forgiveness or God's forgiveness 70 times a day. Another inhalation
said 100 times a day.
Let me ask you a question. Can you cite just one example of a synopsis Salam,
just one example. I can I can even give you one
did not commit a sin yet, is making Toba 70 or 100 times a day. What about you on me?
So now I know what Toba is. I should make up out of minor sins and major sins. I'm no exception. I should make Toba even if I think I'm a good Muslim, and I'm not gonna say this again about myself. I am a good Muslim. Question number four. Now that I know all of this, can you tell me what type of Toba doesn't like spec from me? Yes. Allah subhanaw taala answer this question. And so number 66. So the Hareem and number eight,
Allah subhanaw taala says, Yeah,
I knew Dena, Manu. Allahu Akbar, can you hear that? I don't want you to hear it. I want you to feel it. I want you to mean it from inside when Allah says yeah, you already know me know. I want you to feel like you know, Allah. I'm doing my best to Allah. Guide me to be amongst the true believers.
So Allah saying yeah, you Halina. I'm on a special call. Would you pick up the call? Yes. Yeah, Allah. I'm here.
to woo you know, again, Allah has commanded us acknowledge your sense, seek my forgiveness, repair.
And what type of tow by Allah
to law hito but and also
is it tow button also what does that mean? When they aren't saying a softer lesson? It doesn't apply to whom in Jamia show up. When an Arab says, you know, I purified the honey it means that they clean it and they make sure that there is no waste there is no residue, there is no dirt in that, honey. So as if Allah saying purify your intention when you make Toba when you repent, and your intention should be purely for God, so as sincere repentance from the heart only meant to please God. Let's start with a muscle.
Now, I know what Stober I should make Tabata viruses and major sins, you know, I'm playing the role of a professor. I'm a teacher by profession, and I need just to make sure that Alhamdulillah I'm talking to students today, so want to make sure that everybody you know, memorizes and understands and absorbs everything I'm saying, I'm gonna cause you a damage. Okay.
And I should make that out of minor sins and major sins, and I'm no exception. I should make Toba even though I'm trying to upgrade myself for a moment. And like, I know that Toba, Allah expects from me, Allah doesn't need my top. Allah doesn't need me.
Allah is annoyed of His creation, but we need that. So I know that Allah Sparta expects a sincere stir but from the heart only to please him. Let's move to the question number five.
I want to know the conditions that if I were to fulfill Allah subhanaw taala will accept my Toba and Allah subhanho wa taala, you know, will forgive my sins, Inshallah, four conditions, three relating to Allah subhanaw taala, and one relating to fellow human beings as for the three conditions relating to God, number one, UCLA and attempt to quit the sin to stop the sin. What do you mean by that? I mean,
that you should make sure that
you and I know between ourselves and Allah subhanaw taala, what type of sins that we commit,
whether it's on a daily basis on a weekly basis, or an hourly basis, to stop that sin.
And when you stop that sin, you should make sure that you stop it only to please God, what do you mean? Can I stop the sin? Not with the intention of of pleasing God? Yes. Sometimes you might be hiding doing something, and nobody can discover this. And then what you do is like, you know, what, Inshallah, nobody can see me, I'll do it one time, two times, three more times. But then when you're scared that you might be discovered, then you stop, because I don't want to be embarrassed, I don't want to be, you know, disgraced in the whole community. So if you stop the sale of that intention, you don't get the reward that is not going to accept your repentance. So you should stop it. Because
you're only intention is to please stop. As we said earlier,
give me examples. You go to the doctor, and somebody like smokes. And then the doctor says, Listen, you know, you came last time to the intensive care unit, because you have a heart attack because you're a heavy smoker. You know, next time, if you did this, again, if you continue smoking, we might not be able to save you.
So you quit smoking because you don't want to die
for your life, not because it's strong. Not because you're wasting your health and you're wasting your money and your money is a trust and your health as a trust.
So, you should stop because it's wrong. You should stop because you want to please God, you're gonna say I have done enough wrong. I have wasted lots of my money on smoking and like, you know, wishes my health. No, I'm turning back to you because the doctor is not the healing person. The doctor is a means to treat you. But God is the healer, God is the one who will cure you. Were either married to faraway street if you go to number 26 and number 78, in the you know, debate between you know, Ibrahim Ali, salaam, Abraham and the idol worshipers. He said, You know, he pointed at those idols he said, according to whom I do believe these are all my enemies. enlargeable al Amin, except, you
know, you know, the rock, the master the Lord of all nations, all civilizations, old ages, old times, old places, and they said, a lady Hello accounting for Hawaii. It is the one who created me and he provides guidance from an ex they said, well let the oil Tory money were spin. He's the one who provides for me. He's the one who sustains me next He Said we're either married to forestry look at the etiquette of Abraham. He did not say well let the humans who mean he's the one who makes me sick. And then he gives me a cure. No, it's us. He attributed the defect to us. He said well either when I get sick because
I'm the one who eats the wrong food. I'm the one who over eats.
But if I eat the healthy food and I eat, to live, not live to eat, then I wouldn't be that sick. But still, when we do, like wrong ourselves when it comes to our health, then we seek treatment. So the doctor is a means is not the creator of the means. So your heart should be attached to the one who will cure you. Not the one who has a means because the doctor himself might need another doctor to treat him when he has an issue.
Okay, so number one who had the same only two please got
to under them, regret remorse, you should have that feeling of regret or remorse that you have committed, you know, such a sin. And in in like that feeling of remorse in itself is repentance because the prophets of Salaam, you know, said in the Hadith collected by Muhammad and his Muslim, he said another motto, that feeling of remorse in itself is repentance. Why? Because you started feeling the heat of the sin. For some people they know, they become desensitized, like, no, they keep doing wrong until like, they don't feel anything anymore.
But somebody with a loving heart, when they do something wrong, they will feel uneasy, they will feel discomfort inside until they go back to bed and they shed some tears. And then they're going to say, I'm sorry, that will accept you. You don't need any intermediary between you and God. You don't need like a son of God to to redeem you or you go through him. You don't need an Imam, you're going to confess to him now just to go and festival admit to God between you and God.
As simple as that.
And the Prophet Salam also said in Hadith in a collective agreement, Muhammad and his Muslim, he said, a terrible one of them become enlightened. If you repent now, even if anybody amongst us, like you know, listening to us, and he's not a Muslim, and he decided to accept Islam. Now. The Prophet said, he's going to have a new slate as if he is or she is a newborn.
In fact, if somebody like you know, makes Toba, we asked him or if somebody accepts Islam, we asked him to pray for us to ask God to forgive us. Why? Because you and I are born into Islam. We take it for granted. But those people who struggle to find the truth and once they follow Islam, God forgives all of their sins instantaneously. Once they take the shahada, once they testified that there is no God worthy of worship of one God and Prophet Muhammad Salam is the messenger.
Okay, condition number three, Al asmall Akita Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah had to have a strong determination, and to have a, you know, a strong resolve that commitment that I'm not going to go back and committed same sin again. And the only way you can do this tips that will help you is you need to know the root cause of that problem. And you need to stop it, is it because I have bad company bad friends change them? Is it because I live in a bad neighborhood change that you have the decision you can make that is it because I feel weak. When I'm alone with my laptop in my room, and I look at something which is you know, forbidden, then take it to the living room where you can be
surrounded by people until you become strong enough to control it or to be controlled by it.
So three conditions number one, quit the sun only to please God, not for any other reason number two, have a strong feeling of remorse and regret. That in itself is repentance. Number three, have a strong resolve and determination not to go back and commit that same sin again. Now these are the three relating to God. What about the one relating to my fellow human beings, about the mythology of
restitution of rights and asking people to forgive you, which means people can have two types of rights. Either it's something concrete, something tangible, you can see and you can touch, you have to give it back if it's money, if it's a book, if it's a CD, if it's anything,
because sometimes you're just like, oh, it's like just a watch. I bought an asset like, you know, I just kept it No.
If they give you the watch, that's fine. But if you just bought it and just kept it, you have to go and give it back.
Let alone people who take something you know, that's not there's like somebody there for example, they devoured the inheritance of their sisters, for example, in some cultures, she needs to give it back because in the Day of Judgment, there will be no dollars, no children, everybody will be running away from each other. The only thing that you will have is your good deeds.
So now, what should I do then? Then I should give back anything that I have taken from someone. The other type of rights is something abstract like for example, you slandered someone, you backed by someone, you lied about someone, you need to go to those people and you need to ask them for forgiveness. And you need to you know, tell them like you know, look I'm turning back to Allah and like you know, at some point of time, maybe I have said something about you, so please forgive me and I have forgiven you too. Don't go and tell the whole story like you know, I said this and this about you because they might be
What about if these people are dead now? Or they left? You know, they don't live within the same area where I live anymore? How can I give the rights back? How can I go and ask them to forgive me? The scholar said, Give us other meaning, give charity in the name of those people and ask Allah to give them the reward for that charity, and also do lots of Toba and Safar meaning between yourself and ALLAH, do lots of stuff or see God's forgiveness, you know, and ask him, you know, to forgive all these sins, do lots of no effort, meaning extra voluntary acts of worship, we first Ramadan, but you can also fast Mondays and Thursdays outside of Ramadan, with the intention that Allah will again
experience those sins. You know, you have been to hajj and umrah one time. If you can do an extra time with the intention that Allah will forgive all of these sins. You know, you give Zakah but you don't give an extra sort of with that intention to ensure. Okay, now we're done. We have only two last questions to answer. So we know what Stober we know we have to make two out of minuses and major sins. We know that, you know, I am no exception. I should make Toba regardless of my status in Islam, whether I'm a Muslim or not Mira markson and I, I don't think of myself to be a great person. I let people say that about me. And then I know that God accepts Toba sincerely, from the heart to
please Him alone. I know the four conditions of Toba. Can you share with us stories of people who made Toba and they were forgiven ended lifetime. And the last question would be when should I make them? Okay?
Inside Muslim, there are two stories that I'm going to share with you. And then we're going to move to the last question. So
first story is the story of how Amaryllis may Allah be pleased with him, accepted Islam, he said, When God opened my heart, and throw the light on my heart, and I came to the Prophet peace be upon him, and I just asked him to extend his hand, you know, to give me the Pledge of Allegiance, just to become a Muslim. And then he said the opposite of extending his hand. And when he did, I took my hand away. And the person said, No, because what's wrong with your arm? They said, I started jasola. What do you mean? I have a condition and the person said, Oh, my Sharlto What's your condition? He said, a new for a Lima can. I want Allah to forgive my past? Because I fought against you. They
said, I'm gonna give me your head. Don't worry about this. Oh ma unintended Islamia promo. Kubla Don't you know once you accept Islam, your newborn?
All your past sins are forgiven. Not only that you remember the first Hadith that I started the story with? Not only with Allah forgive you, God will replace that record of bad deeds with records good deeds.
And then he said what Toba triple malerkotla meaning when you repent also, all your persons are forgiven.
Well, had you had one more cobbler also when you perform Hajj, all your sins and as Paul said in Hajj like it's the minor sins because nobody can go to hydro with the intention that I'm committing major sins and when I do Hajj and combat being pilgrimage, I will commit the same sins again. No, unless you make pure Toba before you go, inshallah.
Excellent. Another story. Yes, sir. Muslim, also honorable maastrichtian Those qualities those we used to associate Parkins with Allah subhanaw taala. They came to the proximate and said, Yeah, Muhammad didn't go methodology O Muhammad. We love that which advocate but you know what, we have committed so many songs, so many songs, so much so that we feel we're doomed. They're all major sins. So do you think if we make Toba if we repent that it will accept us if we accept Islam, you know, our sins will be expected from the Prophet Salam had no answer for them. But God revealed
the following I and it's one of the most hopeful as in the Quran.
Surah number 39. That's called sort of Zoomer and number 53. Allah addressed them talking to the person, Allah said, fullier a baddie. leadin s Rafo
O Muhammad, say to the slaves, Allah said very badly, look at the mercy of God. He did not say say the dough say to those disbelievers those who fall or those like you know, policies.
They said, say to my slaves, so like say to my servants, Allah claimed them or my slaves they're my servants. I levena Sr. For I
foresee him we've gone to the extreme and committing all types of sins letter toner tumor off metal
never loose book in the Mercy of Allah. Why in Allah higher of your own do no badge me in this indeed Allah forgives all types of sins, all of them, but you know what I hope all of them. Minor major. Why? In hoo hoo.
All for all, Rafi indeed is the old forgiving the old versus
what else do you want after this offer from Allah?
Now, let me give you another idea. So many scholars, and as a student knowledge, I myself, I see it as the most hopeful and this is a 25 sorted for fun and number 74 I'm going to share 68 And 69 just to give you the introduction to how much allowed forget
let's recite that so 24 alhfam I add 68 through 70 But that is specifically is our number 70. But starting with 68 Allah's motto said while levena their own Mr. Allah He
and those who do not associate partners with God that should that's the great sin ever. That's the sun. Allah says in Surah Surah number four and number 48 in the Lucha, libre you're gonna throw us raka we work through my tuna delicately Masha, ALLAH does not forgive those who die in a state of polytheism those who die while they're insisting that God has a son or their seed Parkins to God, well, this is somebody has equal powers to God, now will never forgive them but if they repent in their lifetime, Allah will accept them.
Then second thing Allah said, while able to Lunan Neff seletti Haram Allahu in
and they do not take the life of a person except for a valid reason they do not kill that's killing. So shirk. polytheism but killing while Allah is new and does not commit adultery. Well my daddy can call
whoever commit such sense they will receive as a severe punishment from Allah subhanaw taala you will go after the whole lot, warrior woman the wire followed if he moves,
they will be there in Hellfire for eternity
for eternity with humiliation.
Listen, after Allah mentioned, these are the three biggest major sins. Look, I'm saying biggest major, they're already major. But these are the biggest, you know, major sins, but yet, look at the mercy of God. Even if you can make those but you repent, Allah says in
Excel except for those who have lost their sense between themselves and God. And they turned back to him and they seek his forgiveness and they repent where I am and they believe in the promise of God. Well, I mean, I'm so yeah. And they start doing righteous deeds, like they start praying and fasting and doing everything. Of course if it's a new Muslim, they do this gradually.
you, but Darrell who say to him has
worked in Allahu wa for Rafi
not only with God forgive the sins of these people, if they make Toba if they repent, but you will replace the record of good deeds. So you will replace the records have been added to the record of good deeds.
So imagine if the speaker was the worst person amongst you today has committed 10 million bad deeds. If I were to repent now, what's gonna happen? I'll be the best one amongst you. Because not only that will will will
expect my sense or will forgive my sense no, he will replace my record of 10 million bad deeds into record of 10 million duties.
Okay, Hola. Hola. Hola Rahim. And Allah is our food not Rafa. Rafa means He forgives one time. Now he said that our four meaning is in a constant state of offering forgiveness for those who are coming back to him all the time asking for forgiveness.
Allah said Rahima Rahima again, it's not rah, rah, he means he shows you His mercy one time, no, right here means he's in a constant state of offering his mercy and showing his slaves with mercy.
Now, that takes us to the last question, which is, now that I know all of this, I want to make Toba. I want to go back to Islam and start practicing and I want to be a Muslim. How can I do this? When should I do this? The answer is now
why? Because the devil Satan shaitan will come to you and say you know what? There's always hope. And this is one of the most dangerous traps of Shatta Wale come through that delayed man. You know, the shaytan is going to put the headaches, okay. He's gonna say, you know the process I'm set up the mail and you're ready. Certainly. Yes, Allah will accept your Toba as long as this is called, you know,
the collarbones you have remains until your your your soul reaches here the collarbones so even if you are on the deathbed and your soul did not reach here, you still have hope and you still have a chance to make tau.
But my question is, do you know
when you're gonna die? The answer is no. Why? Because Allah is the One who stated that at the very end of sort of monster number 31 and number 34 Allah Sparta said, Well matter Danny enough some taxi Bovada will matter. The next one be a Oro the tempo, no one knows
how much they will learn tomorrow. No one knows when they're gonna die. So if I don't know that, when should I make Toba? Now you know why? Because if I say tomorrow, tomorrow sometimes never come.
We're going through a pandemic. Now who predicted that one is going to be removed we asked our sponsor to remove it soon inshallah. But nobody knows. What's even that virus that Coronavirus, something that you need, you know, a specific,
you know, microscope to be able to see yet.
God is sending us a warning. Allah says in surah Al Assad. So 17 a number of telephone handset or manual syllable at letter waiver. When we send signs like this, it's to warn people wake up before you meet with me. If you're doing wrong, stop, pick up the call. Come back on track. Know the purpose of your life, your destination. So we should not procrastinate because tomorrow sometimes never comes Desikan will love here. Thank you so much for listening. And it's time now for questions.
Desikan JazakAllah, Kira, Dr. Ryda for the presentation. And sha Allah, we will be beginning the q&a session at this point. As you can see on the screen, Muhammad, I think he's having a little technical issue issue there. Okay, there you go. As you can see on the screen, there's two ways to ask questions today. You can either use the raise hand function in the zoom, and we can give you the microphone access to to ask your question verbally. If you'd like to ask it through the form. You're also welcome to do so. I believe we'll put the
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We'll put the link in the chat though. For anonymous questions. It's tinyurl.com/allah forgives. So two methods to ask questions, you can ask them. Whenever you're ready. I shared the wrong sheet with you guys. I'm very sorry. Give me one moment I'm going to remove that
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family come Can you hear me? Yes, we can.
My name is Maria. And my question was, are there any signs that Allah Spano Tata has accepted our repentance whilst we're still alive?
Excellent. So just like a law fair system room for the question. So sister Marian was asking, you know, if I if I acknowledged my sins and repent, you know, and ask Allah for forgiveness. Is there a sign that Allah accepted? You know, my repentance? Of course, there are many signs. Number one is that, you know, if the person is sincere in their Tober, you know, then Allah might start testing you. You know, some people when they come back to that, and they have been away for a long time. I remember like, for example, a young man that we were just giving Dawa to until we came back to the,
to the mosque and the first time he was coming to pray Juma and he, like, he bought like, a pair of sneakers like, and they were very expensive. And then like, he put them and then he started praying and after the prayer, like, like, he lost him. So he was so mad, and he said, like, you know, why is God doing this to me on the first day? You know what, I'm not going to come again. Again. This life is nothing but a test.
So to relate this to the fact that you're turning back to God, God doesn't need you. Like, we have to realize this. So, like, if you go through a test, that's a sign of the love of God, because the Prophet Salam said, in Allah in that hubbub, then it Allah, when when God, you know, loves one of his servants, you know, he keeps testing them.
He keeps testing them. So that's what we need to understand.
So if you go through a test, after a test, that's a sign that Allah subhanaw taala is trying to check your level of iman, would you be steadfast, that's number one. Number two, you will yourself you will feel the sweetness of the closeness of God. You know, sometimes once we repent, and then we start our prayer, we feel like you know, you know what I'm going to, I'm going to be enjoying my prayer, you know, and I'm going to, you know, I'm gonna see the Prophet and my dreams, like you know, do not again have high expectations because Allah will check your sincerity of repentance. And as I said, that you might go through like some tests, but that feeling of the peace of the heart and
the peace of the mind, that's a sign another thing also.
if, if you are doing Dickert, like you should remember God, and then you understand what you're saying when you Say Subhan Allah, which means God is far from perfection. God is perfect, but I'm not perfect. That is perfect in his name's accent attributes. You know, I am Hi, I'm living right I'm alive. But Allah is Al Hi, Al Hi means he's the one who will never thought that you're an either. So Allah is perfect in that attribute. You know, you and I get tired. Allah Letta. Affordable senator. Well, I know. So when I do declare, and I feel the sweetness, and I taste the sweetness of liquor, that's also another sign. The fact that I stay steadfast on the right track.
That's also another sign. You know?
They say that you know, that's a very good thing by the time Rahim Allah, is it a lot and tarrif en de la Hema karmak fungal FEMA apama If you want to know your status with Allah subhanaw taala. Chicken, see where Allah is using you? What are you doing your life,
if somebody like is his main job is to gamble, or to you know, to serve alcohol or something. And that's something as you know, is forbidden in Islam. But somebody else's is like, you know, is a student of knowledge and like, he's, he's, he's like, I don't mean like, you know, you have to be an Islamic scholar. You could be like a doctor, but still don't forget that you're a Muslim. And you should always you know, teach your your patients that by the way, I'm not the one who cures you. I'm just a means like, like, you're you have like no, I had I had a flu last week or I had like a cold last week. And it took medication myself too. So you know, guiding people to God you know, that's
also a sign that God is using you. And this why like we always make your own say, Allahu Mustafa didn't that one at a stop? Didn't Oh ALLAH use us and don't replace us because Allah Subhan Allah said, you know, we're entitled Allah if you turn your back on Islam and I'm god, stop the Holman Ira ConsumerLab. Hakuna unselect them Allah will replace you with other people and they'll be better than you
just like Allah here and Allah knows best.
Any other question? So we're seeing a few questions come up in the anonymous form doctor, the one that's coming up is what is the best watch to ask forgiveness on a daily basis basis? What are the best slots for asking forgiveness which to watch we need baking Okay, there is there is there is the guy that we are seeking later to clutter this a very beautiful da which is very simple. When I actually asked the process alum, she said prophet of Allah, if I'm seeking the right of other What should I say because our main concern Ramadan is to have our sins forgiven so that we can be saved from hellfire and be allowed to intervene. So he said, say Allahumma inika iPhone, to hebbal alpha
510 Allah you love to pardon meaning you love to forgive and erase the sense, Allah is not going to bring it up again. Because like sometimes, if you have an issue, like with with your fiance, or with your wife, you know, with your parents, and I always liked to be done for like, the spouses, you know, and the man like, there's something wrong and he comes back with a gift, just to make it up and say, I'm sorry. And you're gonna say, okay, I forgive you.
And then, after a month, he repeats the mistake again, and then he's gonna come back with it with it with a gift and say, I'm certainly gonna say yeah, like last month. You know, when I forgave you, it's like, Why did you bring it up? If you forgive, so when you forgive you don't bring it up again. That's awful. So you Sam, it means to forgive. But yeah,
default is higher. Yes for has even better yes for means comes from South Hasakah means page, you turn the page like you burn that page. It's not there anymore. It's like you turn a new page you start a new page. So we should learn how to do geographer or Usama which means to cover the sun to forget and then we'll go up and forgive and forget like it is it don't bring it up again. And yes, turn the whole page don't even talk about it. Okay, so this is one Allahumma Annika iPhone so Allah Allah Allah, Allah who the one who forgives and erases the sense to head off and you love to forgive sins and erase them for four or five for animals or Allah forgive us and the resources another dua
is called say this the five this is the master of the obvious suffer seeking forgiveness you know and you can find it in a booklet called hustlin Muslims will say this the for the master of you know, like the main when it comes to seeking forgiveness and it's a very like it's a it's available online for free just pipe has no Muslim in Arabic or the fortress of a Muslim. It has all the dots but this one specifically is called say to suffer. I'm gonna say it with you and I'm gonna translate it inshallah. We say Allahu enteropathy Oh Allah, you are my master, you are my Arab, you're my lord. connectory when you created me, and I'm your slave, I'm a servant
Allahumma Antara de la ilaha illa and, or Allah, you're my master. There is no god worthy of worship but you collectively were an obstacle. You created me and I'm your slave or servant. What Allah Allah Ditka was a DECA master Todd and I will do my best to
honor my covenant with you and to worship you and enslave myself to you and to none other than you as much as I can.
All the bigger miniature remarks on earth I seek refuge with you from the evil of what I have done in my life. Ebola to have been in America Alia I admit all your blessings upon me with me. And I admit also my sense of fiddly for ALLAH forgive my sins in the whole area for the Nova area and no one forgives sins other than
Allah Allah Allah Allah knows space next question is a co author Dr. Doesn't really want to do one from the audience now from the
frequent live or verbally, just use the hands raised feature please.
Of course, there are lots of other things that you can start from local Aldi, Milla de la ilaha illa will fail for you more to Boulais. But I just you know, I was brief so that we can answer the other questions.
If not, then we'll take another one from the anonymous form. Oh, I think we have Sister Maria. Mr. Murray. Go ahead.
Please unmute yourself. Like me again.
I want to ask is there like at the best time or specific time to make Toba?
Do you mean like, let's seek forgiveness or make the Toba itself repent?
System William, can you can you just I just I'm asking a follow up question. Do you mean to repent like to stop sinning or to seek forgiveness of God? Let me answer the two questions anyway. So when it comes to Toba repentance, I should not delayed if you were to ask me when should you make Toba? I'm gonna say yesterday.
That means right now, because I never know I cannot even finish the this lecture or answer the questions. And if I meet with Allah I met him without, right. And you know the story of the man who killed 100 People
like a serial killer. And then after he repented, then they said, he just moved, like out of his place to go and just like start doing right like righteous deeds to go to the land of repentance, and he passed away without. So the angels of mercy and the elegance of punishment, were like, you know, arguing who should take him.
Angels of mercy, meaning they gotta take this whole agenda to paradise. Indians of punishment, it means they're going to take him to the punishment of God, which is hellfire. So God sent an angel in the form of a human being as an arbitrator between the two. And then he said, You know what, measure the land measure the distance between the land of repentance he was going to and the land of disobedience before he repented. So whichever he is closer to that you take him guess what
God out of His mercy. He said in our photo Rahim, he commanded the land of repentance to come closer. So when they measure the land they found him onespan closer to the land of obedience or land of repentance, and then the inches of mercy to come. So I should not delay Toba at all, and I should make Toba every day. But if your question means what's the best time to make the art to ask us God for forgiveness, there are specific times like you know, during the day and during the week and during the year. Of course, God preferred certain places over others and he preferred certain times over others. For example, one Salah one prayer in a message of haram in Mecca is better than 100,000
prayer in other mosque, one Salah in the message of the Prophet and Medina is better than 1000 You know, prayer or Salah and any other message one Salah in the messenger Aqsa in Jerusalem is better than 500 You know, prayer in any other Masjid. That's the word. Now when it comes to times, like there are certain times during the day that the DA is likely to be accepted. Like the porcelain said between Adana and karma. So, for example, we make the again, we're waiting for the karma for Salah that's the time when the guy is accepted. Also, there is one hour during the Juma where the door is accepted. The scholar said it could be the hour while the Salah is happening and the football or it
could be the last hour, you know, like in like between us on Mercury before sunset. These are times to sync that also Allah subhanaw taala as reported in the Hadith, he comes down in a way that befits him Subhanallah moto Allah to the nearest heaven every single night, every single night, in the third portion of the night, which is like let's say for example, if the night six hours, the last two hours before 5g, and then he extends his hand subhanaw taala. And he says, Is there anyone who will seek my forgiveness? I'll forgive him or her? Is there anyone who wants to ask me anything, I'll grant it to him or her. This is the time when the person should be like making the DUA. Also,
before you break your fast if you're fasting, this is a time also where the DA is accepted. The daughter of somebody who's oppressed. This is the light that goes directly to Allah. Yes, Sister Maria, go ahead.
Please unmute yourself.
Sister Madeira. Sorry. I was waiting for my room to be restarted because we have money on two times. So I thought like she's she's asked me again, the this is a different question I wanted to ask you. First of all,
I wanted to ask you how to overcome that. Can you share with us some tips on how to overcome
feeling like what you did maybe was too bad that Allah won't forgive you. So you're making dry you're making the Toba but in your heart, there's this almost I don't want to say a hopelessness but you you don't feel very confident that Allah is going to forgive you because you feel very terrible for what you did or whatever.
Excellent. I think if you go back system will lead up to what I mentioned in the lecture, inshallah it's recorded and I hope inshallah the brothers will, will make a link and share it with everyone in sha Allah. First of all, the process Salam told us, he said,
Do not die, except when you think of Allah. When you give Allah the benefit of the doubt when you you know, you know, you have you know, what we call it's not a question of dunya biller. Like you, you should be sure that Allah subhanaw taala will accept you, Allah subhanaw taala will, will will will, you know, we'll never send you back and then remember these write them down Inshallah, right 3953 39. So to Zoomer, I have 53. This is the story of people who committed all types of sins. I don't think if you compare yourself to them, you wouldn't like and I'm not talking to you personally, I'm not talking about us in general, as human beings. If you think about that,
subhanAllah you will be amazed like no, nobody will be matching these people and committing all types of major sins yet. There is a promise in the Quran. So we need to go and read the Quran a lot. That will give us that hope that positiveness that Allah said, you know, let us know toma Rahmatullah never lose hope in the Mercy of Allah in Allah Hi, Jana for a de novo Jamia. So say this yourself, when shaitan comes to your nerves comes to you say Allah says Allah forgives all types of sins ALLAH has forgiven
and look at
honorable Rasulullah. When he comes up Salam, he felt so bad because before he accepted Islam, he was fighting against him. So he was so scared about his past. He said, You know, I have a condition that Allah forgives my past he said, like once you become Muslim, but once you make Toba then all your pastures forgiven. So we have to think of Allah subhanaw taala we have to read the Quran. And the, the other ayah that I shared with you also, I had 68 through 70 in circle for fun, so write this down 24
I, this is the number of the surah sort of apart and I had 68 through 70. I 70 is the most hopeful and the Quran where Allah, you know, after he mentioned the major sin no the biggest amongst the major sins which is Schilke and you know, killing and adultery. He said even if you committed these, but you make Toba, not only will Allah forgive you look at this, just think about the bounty of Allah, He will replace your record of bad deeds with the record of good deeds. You know, I want you to write this down and read it every time. Those like whispering of shaitan or whisper like, you know, or like Hadith and nurse like your nefs you know, will give you you know, despair and
hopelessness though. Tell her to live in us. You know, when jacobellis Salaam was was asking his his sons to go and look for yourself and his brother? He said, Yeah, but he had Hubble what has Cecil mean us for a holiday so Morocco hella in Hola. So Morocco. Hola. Hallo poem. And Catherine only disbelievers who despair and they lose hope in the Mercy of Allah subhanaw taala. But as a Muslim, we have always to say whatever I do, Allah subhanaw taala will accept me. Even the worst of sins after sincere repentance. Allah will replace them with good deeds. Yes. Yes. So
I hope I answered the question sha Allah and surround yourself with good people because they will always remind you of the Mercy of Allah. Read the Quran a lot, read the Hadith a lot. Read the history of the Sahaba you know, the history of about about Rama, Rama and all these people Ahmad was a fight before Islam.
People used to be scared of him. But look at him after Islam.
She was the one of the questions of the desert Mala Farah unshaved shift, we have one we'd like to use from the anonymous ones. Okay. So the question is, is what is the best approach to ask forgiveness from friends or families you may have heard? What if they do not accept your forgiveness? Excellent. First of all, I need to approach them in the most gentle way ever. And don't be direct. For example, as I said, like if if you slander someone in the back bite, someone spoke bite of them in their absence, you don't go and say listen, I said this, and this and this and this about you because they're gonna get mad. And they might say, No, I will never forgive, you know, all
what you need to do is like, you know, if you find even confrontation will be bad. Just send an email, first, send that text. And before that, give a gift. Try to establish a loving relationship. Again, try to mend the relationship, try to reconcile the relationship. And then when you speak to them, don't share what you have done. Just say, you know, you know, I know like I was a bad person, and I'm trying to be good, and you're the best person to help me doing this. So please, refer you know, like, if you have said anything, you know, behind my back, I forgive you. But I'm asking you the same place insha Allah because I'm making the Toba even if you want to, if you want to give them
the things back, if they live, like in the same area, or like in an area that you know, don't write your name, don't write your name, like you're the one sending this back. Because they might discover this, and that might cause you a setback and your repentance. So just do it indirectly. And Allah knows that you want to repent. So as I said, like, if they're not there anymore, then we just give charity and donate. Even if you know that that's gonna cause a problem with them, you know, just do it indirectly.
And if they don't forgive you, that's the problem with God, it's not a problem, you do what you need to do, then make dua May Allah Subhanallah, soften their hearts. And sometimes time is the best healer, sometimes it's only time that will heal the hearts of people. And they'll come back and show what you do your part. And for those who do not accept even because amongst the audience, there might be some people who find it difficult to accept, okay, that like, you know, the apology or they give excuses to people, I'm reminding you, if you want Allah to do after to you, and we're in Ramadan, you know, you need to do alpha to people and you know, on the middle of Sargon, Allah
subhanaw taala forgives all people, except for two and mushrik. Almost a person or associates partners with God, and a person who keeps hatred and drugs in their hearts against someone, you should let go because that grudge that envy that jealousy, it burns, none except you.
So we should forgive. And also
when we go to ask people, you know, be gentle, be indirect, but make sure that they forgive you. If they don't, then this is between the moral philosopher
So, Dr. Ritter a question we're seeing a lot of in the form actually, it's recurring. Many times is that one of repeated sins
Since since that I often find myself falling into again and again or addiction. Should I continue to seek Toba? And is my Talbott actually sincere if I continue to fall into the sin. Excellent that brings me to dividing the types of neffs into three as the Quran taught us, and I think we have our brother or someone whose hand is I think his hand is tired now we're going to take him after this question is Allah.
Allah subhanaw taala talks in the for about three types of naps. So you need to classify yourself which type of naps are you? First one which is the worst type of naps like like the like Nevsky means like Soul or like you know self it's in Surah Yusuf so number 12 and number 53. Allah said Rama Albury OFC in the next salah, Marathon de su, and national Amara so it means that the type of soul or spirit or like the type of person who who look they keep committing sins until they become desensitized. Like they don't feel any bad when they commit a sin. That's the worst type of you know of nerves. But then there is always hope and the door to repentance is open 24/7 You know, maybe
people will not forgive you. But if you go back to Allah, Allah will forgive you. So what do I need to what do I need to do? All I need to do is just do what's like what's within my hands, just turn back to Allah subhanaw taala and repentance and Allah subhanaw taala will accept me. So
then the person tries to move from that worst type of naps and upgrade to a little bit more paragraphs, you know, Allah subhanaw taala talks about the second type of naps in Surah
Altea so number 75 and number two, while OpenSim will be net Silla worm, so when the person like maybe, you know, changes his his bad company, and he becomes like, you know, surrounded by good people, they remind him of God and and Jana and hereafter and stuff, they start doing good, but you know what, when somebody is addicted to something, when they send them to the rehabilitation center, you know, what they do with them, you give them the same palette drug that they were like addicted to, but like a smaller dose gradually, gradually, until you know that, you know, they get it out of their system. So this is an Epson Lavoie NAFSA Loma that comes from your loom, which means to blame,
you make Toba and you're sincere. But then because of your weakness as a human being, and we're all humans, and the person on set couldn't look at them. All the children of Adam not how to remove the heart, it means someone who makes a mistake. Purposely they know that this is wrong, and they do it. Most mean somebody who does something unintentionally out of ignorance or forgetfulness. But kappa means somebody who's in a constant state of making mistakes and committing sins. So Allah said, we're all like that. But then he said, Well, hold on are inevitable every time you flip every time you trip, you know, get up and try again.
And every time you trip, whatever ALLAH forgive, Allah is not gonna bring back the record. You may tuber from something, those this past is forgiven. And then you come back and you feel weak and you commit the same sin again, that's a new record with Allah subhanaw taala. Then you feel bad, and you blame yourself, and you make Toba. Allah forgives that. You know what the prophet Salam said? That Allah subhanaw taala said, Lo and Nicoleta of nubone If you don't commit sins, I will create other people
who will commit sense and ask for forgiveness. So my name Allah for so my name like the name of Allah subhanaw taala, the one who forgives will be effective.
So this is a message of hope for people it's not a message for everybody to commit sins, of course, no, but I'm saying it's a message of hope for those who always say like, No, man, I'm doomed. I'm done. No, no, no.
It's you don't know what I have done. No, Allah knows and Allah will forgive and ALLAH promise will forgive. Who are you to plug that?
You should think God of Allah subhanaw taala until you start upgrading yourself from the worst type of nuts into the second type is the blaming self. Look at the at the highest one. It's unsorted. Fajr. So number 89, verse number 27. Allah Spatola says, yeah, a two hand left sumo toma in Allah's talking to a next in that laughs that soul that spread that person who have peace inside. Why? Because they're connected to a plot now. Whatever happens in their life, if it even if it looks bad, they're gonna say it's good because that's a choice of Allah. And six months later, two years later, you were very sad that this happened and then you sit down and say stop for Allah. I was a fool,
because that car accident was the reason for me to stop the wrong thing that I was doing, and it turned back to God. So at the moment, it's bad, but later on, you'll
discover that there was disguised mercy into that bad thing. So
I upgrade from a Nestle Amara sue to enough Salawa to enough some of mine and that's one of mine that Allah said that a lot of people out there come back to Allah Rhodia your content to Allah Madea Allah will make you content too. So we go through these stages. So if somebody is innocent Amara, so those who are desensitized they need somebody to befriend them Inshallah, good people, and this is my job and your job. When you see somebody who's like, you know, out of track or they're misguided, you go in a gentle way and give that out to them. And when they come back, this is the type that we're talking about. They will be stopping the sun and going back, stopping the sun and going back
and here's my confirmation. We stopped the sun in New Mexico but sincere I know it's sincere, Allah will forgive your past. When you feel weak and commit the same struggle or another cell that's a new report with Allah, Allah will not bring back the back the past three potential that gives you hope, but then work on yourself, see what's impeding you what makes you do this again, because again, you didn't change your friends. You're still hanging around with the bad ones. And if if you hang up with with with nine losers, you're likely to debate to be the 10th Loser. So stay away from the losers try to befriend the good ones in sharp. I hope I answered the question.
As you mentioned, I think Brother Othman has had his hand up for a while so Bismillah man, you're welcome to ask you.
snarler Hello, can you hear me okay? Yes, go ahead. barnacle off the machine. I appreciated the talk a lot.
I wanted to ask if we have repented for a sin committed in the past? Should we continue to ask Allah's forgiveness for the sin or should we treat it as if it's forgiving?
Very good question. Mashallah. So if I made a repentance from sin, and then, you know, I think God of Allah and I know that Allah subhana, Allah will forgive me. Should I keep asking Allah to forgive that specific sin? No, just make a public dialogue, you know, oh, yeah, ALLAH forgive all of my senses. Remember it? Of course, if it's, if it's a very bad sin, but you know, don't think bad of Allah always think good of Allah. You know what, I'll give you the story that will will Subhanallah
it's a very powerful one, like the person said, you know, at the time of Musa alayhis salam, it was a man who has been obedient to Allah subhanaw taala for 500 years, never committed a sin for 500 years. And subhanAllah when he
died, the angels of Mercy they said, you know, enter Paradise, they're talking to his like, not to his soul, because the body goes into the grip, and the grip also is part of Jannah. And then his soul goes on until the Day of Resurrection. So they say enter the Paradise
because of the mercy and bounty of God, then the man said, No, but at Hulu have gambling on internet because of my 500 years of obedience to God. Then
the angel said, no instruction from God is nobody will make it to Paradise, except with the mercy and you know, bounty of God. And that's what the prophet salaam taught us. He said linear production data don't borrow money. alienator como La Habra. hamachi nobody can make it to gender because of the good deeds except that ALLAH subhanaw taala will shout him out of his mercy and bounty. Because whatever we do, will not be enough to thank God for the business that we have. I'll give you an example. If I ask all the people who are watching or listening now.
How much did you pay to get your eyes?
If I want to buy your eyes now?
How much is it worth?
It's priceless. But how much did you pay Allah smarter to given to give them to you? We take it for granted. And oh, look at haram. Allah at some point. Could blind could make you blind when you when you look at something forbidden. But he gives you a chance after chance.
You have ears.
And you can hear these are two blessings and one.
How much did you pay to be to use and the same thing applies your heart, your kidneys, your liver.
It's something priceless. But we take it for granted. So all these blessings from Allah subhanaw taala deserve what gratitude by using them that time should be used to see good things to say the truth. But how many people lie? I wouldn't even bug bite yet Allah smart Allah gives us chance after chance. So that man obeyed Allah 500 years he thought that this is enough for him to make it to progress. Even when the Prophet Salam said I should ask them she said, even your prophet of Allah you will not make it to gender because of your deeds is it even me? It's because of the mercy and bounty of Allah.
So that man says, I obeyed Allah for 500 years. That should be enough. They said no. So Allah Martin said, you read