Forgiveness

Sajid Ahmed Umar

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smilla rahmanir rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen

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we'll begin the studying on a Sunday on a Sunday Malhotra vanderveen Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira en la COVID de

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la Mola Elena Illa Allah antenna in the Quran, Allah animal Hakeem, love Marlin Ma and foreigner when foreigner Bhima Alam tena was it in Andaman watermelon, yeah, Kareem.

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All praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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We seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as assistance and we seek guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah

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and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evils of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. Whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon then none can misguide that person.

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And whomsoever Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the man can guide him and peace and salutations be upon Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, my dear mothers and fathers My dear brothers and sisters Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

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our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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many layers cruelness, la escuela that the one who does not thank the people, when this person cannot thank Allah subhanho wa Taala because thanking the people is the lesser thanks and thanking Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the greater things and if we fail in the lesser, then we are more probably to fail in the greater.

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So this is the teaching of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and it is with this introduction, that I would like to begin today's talk by expressing gratitude to for now for the invitation. And everyone involved in making this three day lecture tour. A successful handle have been welcomed to Qatar. Very well. This is my third talk today. So I've really been Welcome to hamdulillah. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant Baraka in time in energies and instantly in sha Allah Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala is upon with Eva. I also want to express gratitude to you all for taking time, investing time, I won't use the word sacrifice. I know we've become accustomed to

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speakers saying

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we thank you for sacrificing your time. The time that you spent here is not sacrifice, it's an investment. It's not sacrifice, but an investment. Because you're sitting here is a means of worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this worship means that Allah subhanho wa Taala will reward you insha Allah and this reward means that inshallah for you is a great agenda in the hereafter. So every second spent here is the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala as if you are fasting NFL fast as if you are observing nephew, Salah Shangri La, so you haven't sacrificed anything. Instead, you have invested. So I thank you all for being inspired to invest your time and affording me your ears and

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the opportunity to speak to you all. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala from the outset, to make this a blessing gathering, a gathering surrounded by angels, a gathering that has come together for his sake, a gathering that is forgiven upon his departure. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to unite us together in Jana. In the same way he has gathered us here today. I mean,

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as is a norm, as some people have said of mine,

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let me move this a bit back. I seem to be attacking it. As a law firm.

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I always choose to tread the path of reminding to a particular remind that the beginning of every token this reminder is a reminder to myself first and foremost before it is a reminder to you all and I said it this morning, and I said it this afternoon, and I'm going to say this evening and that is that we have come together. We have come together here not to learn.

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And we have come together here not to get to know one another.

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And we have come together here not to see everyone's handsome faces Mashallah. And you all have handsome faces May Allah subhanho wa Taala increase your handsomeness I mean

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Rather we have come together

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as I proceeded to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you left your home and came here, your intention should have been the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. This is important, because

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you have come to seek knowledge to seek the inheritance of Muhammad Ali Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam inshallah, what will be shared is from the inheritance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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the concept of seeking knowledge, the concept of meeting one another, and I love you all for the sake of Allah, I must say that now, the concept of meeting one another. And the concept of seeking knowledge is a byproduct of the essence of us coming together, it's not the essence is a byproduct of the essence, our essence should be the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Our as our coming together should be for the sake of building our agenda. Our coming together should be for the sake of making our skills heavy on the day of piano. And this should be the reality behind each and every lecture or book that you will read for the sake of Allah or tape or CD that you will listen to for

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the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala for the rest of your life. Never ever make the primary intention learning rather than make it the worship of Allah and if you are sincere in your intention, then inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will teach you for Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, what capilla are you more common law that be God conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala and Allah,

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Allah,

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Allah.

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Allah had alfre Samad and levy Lamia de la Mulan, well me, Lou and I had Allah subhanho wa Taala will teach you.

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So ensure that you make your intention sincere, and inshallah with a sincere intention share plan won't make you feel like your back is hurting, or that you've sat too long. Because it's never too long when we building our agenda Alhamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala MC are coming together a agenda building exercise, I mean,

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the topic presented my dear brothers and sisters

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for this particular evening is forgiveness. And this is a very important topic. It's a topic of utmost importance. For we live in a recession, we've just completed a financial crisis or still feeling the effects of it. We all know about the problems in security, banking, and repo markets, and the crash that started mid 2007. And spread like wildfire from one end of the globe to the other.

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Amazing, and that was a recession. But as we digest that recession, it must be said that we ourselves live through a recession

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with regards to relationships

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with regards to our abilities to work together with one another, with regards to our egos, and its management.

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And if we contemplate over this particular point, or these points all together.

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And we see the effects of it in committees of Islamic centers, and masajid.

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Beginning to retrogress,

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or families all together, beginning to become disunited and apart. If we analyze this, we see that the core criteria behind it is our inability to forgive. Just today My dear brothers and sisters, I come to you insha Allah insha Allah with

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something that insha Allah is better, is better than everything this world can give you.

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Everything this world can give you and inshallah will be the best for you in the author of this topic of forgiveness and to introduce this topic, I want to take you back in time. I want to take you back in time, many, many 100 years ago,

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many, many 100 years ago, over 1400 years ago, to an incident that happened at the time of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And as you listen to this, I want you to remember the topic for this evening. What is the topic?

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I can't hear you. But

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the topic is forgiveness.

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Once when Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Muslims were returning from a journey to Medina. They were returning all together

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and

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Rasulullah Salallahu alaihe

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Send them to Keisha rhodiola her and her on this particular journey.

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And on returning to this journey eyeshadow, viola, who I know has separated from the caravan for some moments, and this caravan departed thinking that she was inside her whoa dej Whoa. dej refers to this type of canopy canopy that would be placed on the camels that would house the females. It's amazing to panela like today we talk about Airbus's. Right big ever since. And it's amazing that at that time, they had a means of housing.

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passengers on top of a camel which has a hump on top of it. So Pamela, so they thought she was in her cabin. And this caravan departed and when she came back, she saw that they were gone. So I showed the Allahu amha decided to stay put where she was, and decided to take that point as a resting point, and said, that what what what I'll do is wait here for insha Allah, they will realize that I'm not there, and they will turn back and find me where they last left.

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Now, it was a norm of the Muslim caravans then that they would have something known or they would have somebody riding behind

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at a distance following this particular caravan, but at a distance why in case something fell off, then this person would pick it up. We all know about cricket here, isn't it? The these look like cricket faces Mashallah. So we know in cricket, they always play somebody known as a sweeper. On the boundary, isn't it? in case there's a

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shot that

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is meaning in case that the batsman manages to play his drive, right, as the ball goes through the cover, and it's heading towards the boundary for for what happens we have the sweep on the boundary, who picks up this cricket ball and make sure that the floor is not registered. So we can call this person a sweeper, this person would right behind the Muslim caravan and ensure that there was nothing left behind except that it would be picked up and taken to Medina on this particular instance, so far, and even wattpad Oh, viola one was the sweeper. And he was writing to Medina behind this caravan, and he would miss this object in the distance. And as he contemplated regarding

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this object thinking what it could be, and he got closer and closer and closer, he realized that this was the mother of the believers I shadowed the Allahu Allah. And as it was said, he recognized her from before he jumped was compulsive. So he recognized her. And what he did was he got off his mount, and he let her get onto the mount. And he walked back to Medina with her on the mount and she got back to Medina safely at hamdulillah. However, in Medina were the hypocrites, the munafo

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and the head of them.

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And I'm delighted, obey Benson, the head of the munafo when they saw this particular scenery, the middle of the believers writing writing amounts and stuff one or the other one bringing her in, they said this is a perfect opportunity to strike strife within the believers and this was the deploy and prod. And this was the circumstance in Medina. So they started spreading rumors and accusing nature of the Allahu anhu of things which she would never ever do, which are far from her and her character of the Allahu Allah. They accused her of an illegal relationship with this particular Sabbath. We Allah subhanho wa Taala raised her ranks and protect her from the evil of those who do not respect

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the law and so they started spreading these rumors and Allah subhanho wa Taala in his divine wisdom, let these rumors spread.

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It was easy for Allah subhanho wa Taala to purify the Allahu anhu immediately with with by sending gibreel was is not so Allah subhanho wa Taala chose to let these rumors last a month

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or just over a month. And it became difficult and more widespread and why he wasn't coming down. And the situation became intense in the home of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam until he decided to stay away from her until revelation came to purify the matter and clarify the matter.

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It was a test. A lot tested the believers. And Allah tested the Sahaba And it so happened that some Sahaba of the Allahu adrain made a mistake. They fell prey to these rumors and affirmed some of the things that these hypocrites were saying was a mistake. we human beings and we prone to mistake they made a mistake from the people who

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affirmed that which some of the moon as I was saying was a person, it's a hobby by the name of Mr.

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Mr. Mousavi, Allah who was from the relatives of of Abu Bakar. In fact, the LMA say that he was the son of Abu Bakar, his aunt, maternal aunt.

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And he wasn't well to do a mitzvah. So Abu Bakar for many, many years was spending on the spy, being charitable to him. It was his relative. And Islam teaches us to look after those close to us, right. So he was spending and the general nature of aboubaker was that he was generous. We know how many slaves he freed when Islam came about and the slaves were being persecuted. We know this from them below the line.

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So misfire was from the relatives he was poor, and he was from the mohajirs meaning Mr. accepted Islam before migration to Medina robiola Why?

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And he made this mistake and affirmed it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala after the prescribed time revealed is the purified nature of the Allahu

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yet that will be recited to the date of Pam. That ilaha illa Allah This is another feature of the Allah one that we have is about her in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala, recited to the dog. And that is where Allah subhanho wa Taala said, Let Sabu shakalaka but

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it's harder to know, Allah subhanho wa Taala when he mentioned the story, he says, Don't think that what happened and the delay in purification and the tests that you went through was bad for you. Instead it was good for you.

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She had if that would be recited. am Allah Allah Allah Allah.

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So Allah subhanho wa Taala and a purified ation of the Allahu Allah and when Abu Bakr radi Allahu Akbar

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heard this is he became extremely upset with Mr.

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Now I asked you a question. Did he not have a right to be upset with Miss la?

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Did he not have a right?

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Yes or no? He did. This was his daughter, you my family member I spent on you. I'm generous to you. You're supposed to be from the close ones.

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You're supposed to be from the ones who have good thoughts and continue with good thoughts and pick your side. Well, when fitna arises, he had every right to be upset this was a shot of the Allahu Allah, his daughter, number one number two, the wife of Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam number three, the mother of the believers this was great upon the ummah.

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So

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Abu Bakar took a casa

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that from today I will never spend on Mr.

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From today, I will never spend on Mr.

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What is the topic today My dear brothers and sisters, forgiveness Abubakar robiola, who takes a person that I will never spend on MySpace. Again, I ask did he not have a right to do this?

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Did he not have a right? Indeed he did.

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Now what happens? This is the point of great of our interest what happened by Allah by Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed a yet revealed if Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said while yet totally all for gleaming, Kumasi

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you to only

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one my Sakina what is the more hi gt not fi sebelah

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and then what did Allah subhanho wa Taala say?

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Well Leah for Leos

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Allah to him boonah a young Pharaoh Allahu La

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La who huffpo rasheem la ilaha illa Allah listen to this oh servants of Allah, and listen to this oh Children of Adam. Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed is Allah subhanho wa Taala said while a teddy and in another Tierra wa Taala

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What does this mean

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in Kumasi? It wasn't for the people of honor and the people of financial standing and material well being to take an oath to take a person

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who is Allah subhanho wa Taala referring to here when he says it wasn't for the people of Ana, who Abubakar Viola horn, and this is an answer to those who are disrespectful to Abu Bakr Viola. Why

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be disrespectful to him we say he's a man of honor and Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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Well, yeah, yeah totally alone for gleaming comosa it wasn't for those of honor and financial standing and material well being from amongst you to take a person to take a person to swear by Allah never to spend on

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their relatives, never to spend on the poor, never to spend on those who migrated from Mecca to Medina, who is Allah subhanho wa Taala referring to here

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who

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did not say earlier he was from the relatives of Abubakar and he was he was poor. And he was from the mohajir Don't Don't say that. Yes. What does Allah subhanho wa Taala say to Abu Bakar it wasn't for you to do this. Instead, forgive him and pardon him, la la la la, La ilaha illa Allah are servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam. We're not talking about forgiving someone when this reciprocal harm when you've harmed them and they've harmed you and we're saying look, let bygones be bygones and forgive them. We're talking about forgiving a person when you are in a total right? And they are in the total wrong. And this is Allah subhanho wa Taala, commanding Abubakar, instead,

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pardon him and forgive him, forgive him and pardon him and listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, Allah subhanahu aduanas is allowed to keep Buddha Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Abu Bakr radi Allahu Abu Bakr, radi Allahu and a man who has given glad tidings of gender whilst he was in this dunya Allah Subhana who has to Allah tells him Do you not love for Allah to forgive you?

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Do you not love Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you. When la hora Rahim Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful.

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This Oh servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam is the topic of forgiveness. This is the topic of forgiveness. This is the great gift that I said I have brought to you today inshallah the greatest gift of this world and inshallah the greatest benefit for you in the afro sufferance of Allah. What will make us understand how important it is to forgive others, what will make us understand how important it is to forgive others, especially when

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we are in the total right?

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Understand or servants of Allah. That if you wanted to know how important this topic of Elavil is, this topic of forgiveness is, then understand that LFO is from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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Did our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not teach us to say Allahumma indicar fu one, Kareem and when did he not? Did our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam not teach us to make this de Allahumma indicar foo. O Allah indeed you are the one who pageants. This is from the names of Allah and by Allah it is enough for us to understand the honor of forgiving by just this particular point, by just us knowing that it's from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Wouldn't you want to have some of the qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala? You'll never have it at the level of course. But wouldn't you want to have those qualities? Isn't it enough for you to know that if Allah subhanho wa

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Taala, has chosen it as his name and made it from his qualities that this Fabiola, that there's honor in this quality? And would you not want and love to have these qualities in you? Wouldn't you feel honored to be a person of forgiveness? Would you not by Allah I will.

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So to understand how honorable forgiving is and who is and forgiving others is, then understand that it's from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala and understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best of all those who forgive La ilaha illa Allah because Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is our full Kadir, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah forgives you when he has all the power to punish you La ilaha illa Allah he doesn't. It's not a concept of forgiveness from a position of weakness. He forgives you from a position of strength Allah, Allah, Allah Allah

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he's he's capable over you. He is capable over us but he forgives us La ilaha illa Allah this Allah subhanho wa Taala is the best of all those who forgive

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Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in this ayah

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he commands to a level was suffering.

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Well yeah who well yes for who what is the meaning of a level of suffering? There lm I have discussed this.

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And in the English language, we see translation such as forgive and pardon.

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And the scholars have said that these are two words that have reciprocated meanings, similar meanings, and they are from those words in the Arabic language which we can say even if they're awkward after a page timer. They certainly

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The Arabic language when they, when they exist independently, they share the same meaning. And when they come together in a sentence they have different meanings like Islam and a man like Islam and even when Islam exists by itself it's a word in an ayah or in the in the Hadith by itself, we say that Islam encompasses the meaning of a man. And when we see a man in an ayah, or a man in a hadith by itself, we say a man here is encompassing of Islam. However, when the two words come together in one particular sentence then we say Islam carries a specific meaning and a man carries a specific meaning. So this is the same thing said about a soft will have some have said an afro is Adam images

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that will fail it's it's to avoid

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redemption using actions and a sofa is Adam images that will code it's to avoid redemption using your tongue. Sometimes somebody say something, you answer them back, that's redemption using your tongue, right. So, this is what the oedema have said, but in the Arabic language Alevel refers to the same meaning as a pumps of pumps, pumps refers to erasing something and that is why the Arabs the Arabs would say after re

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that the the the wind has covered the tracks, they use the word that this word the laughter, right. So allow for means to erase something, right and this word has been given to forgiveness. Why because when somebody does something to you, you do have the ability to redeem yourself right through a concept known as redemption on condition that is that the the redemption is equal to the harm received, we know that the Shetty Act allows us to redeem ourselves if somebody harms us, we are allowed to, we are allowed to

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redeem ourselves with the concept of redemption, on condition, this masala on condition this method that we are not excessive in our redemption. However, if you choose not to redeem yourself, then what has happened. What has happened is you have sort of erased, erased the harm received. So this is

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and this is a software and we have lots of Hannah who attalla makers from the people have an awful lot of software. So after you've understood really what Allah subhanho wa Taala has commanded Abu Bakr to and in fact before I say that some of the scholars say that awful is to forgive and a soft is to forgive and forget La ilaha illa Allah to forgive and forget. There's a difference. Sometimes we forgive somebody, but we don't forget. And we tell them and forgive you. But I don't forget, isn't it? Right? Have we have we heard that from someone before? We forgive you call us It's okay. Let bygones be bygones. We have to work together. So let's work together. But know that I don't

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forget

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for who

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we are, and tread the path of caution. No, a sofa has the scholars have said some have said is to forget. And this was a quality of use of AlLahi Salah Yusuf alayhi salam, we all know he was abducted from his home as a young boy, as a young boy by his brothers, those that he considered his closest protectors. Wouldn't you hold the biggest grudge against your brother? If he did that to you? He took you and threw you down the bottom of a well?

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Wouldn't you hold not any grudge, but the greatest grudge, wouldn't you

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use of it he salon went through many tests as a result of being abducted from his home. Because as a result of being in the well, he was taken as a slave. And as a result of being taken, this was harmful. And as a result of being taken as a slave, he was transported to Egypt and sold as a slave. And this was harmful. And as a result of this, he was forced to live in a home of work and home of no models and this was harmful. And as a result of this, he was tested with adultery. And this was harmful and Allah protected him and as a result of this he was thrown into prison. And this was harmful harm after home after home after harm. And the scholars of fcsa use of Allah He said between

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his objection and being reunited with his family went through more than 40 years, which means use of either he Salam was in his 50s when Allah reunited with his brothers so use vida he Salah meets his brothers and they are in regret and what does UCLA he said I'm immediately say letter three Valley Coolio. yahiro Allahu Allah says there's no harm for you today. There's no blame upon you today. Allah will forgive you well who are humble Rahimi and Allah subhanho wa Taala is the Most Merciful of all those who show mercy Subhana Allah, if it was you and I, and we the Minister of Egypt, and these culprits walked in, immediately would have arrested them and throw them into prison.

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Not so

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years decades of injustice

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Just because of the injustice, but immediately when he sees them and he sees them in regret, he says that three Braley Coolio, you are forgiven. Now, let's see what happens at the end of the story. When jacoba li Salam arrives jacoba he Salam arrives and Yusuf Alayhi Salam praises Allah subhanho wa Taala and says,

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what are the center be in rajani mean as CJ will

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be called mean albedo

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mood by ID.

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Or shape or new baby you obey in a hoodie. Yusuf Alayhi Salam says after he's reunited with his family, and Allah was kind to me when

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when Allah remove me from the prison

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Did he say when Allah removed me from the well

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which is more difficult for use of Allah He said, I'm going to prison will being thrown into our

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in your view, a young boy around seven years old, which is more difficult being thrown into prison as an adult when you've chosen prison or being thrown into the wealth into the well so why doesn't use it rather he said I'm say Allah was good to me when he removed me from the well. Why does he say Allah was good to me when he removed me from prison? Why? Because he forgave and forgot. He forgot about the well, when he told his brothers in a few if before letter, three Valley Coolio, there is no blame on you. You have to Allahu Allah come and Allah will forgive you.

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So Yusuf Alayhi Salam exercises, this quality of this ability to forgive and forget La Ilaha Illa. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the qualities of of his MBA AlLahi wa salatu wa sallam? I mean,

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did you understand that point? Now, even in his speech, he didn't say when Allah removed me from the well, to show his brothers have forgotten about it. It's done. You don't speak about it from today. And I'll never speak about it from today. It's not like some of us we forgive. Then one day on the golf course, maybe on the ninth hole with our driver in our hand, the big golf stick, the driver is used to hit the ball long, right? We tend to our playing partner who we might have forgiven many years ago and say, remember, once we waving the big driver in his face, and now it is a very big, right we know that. So we waved his face and say, remember that day when you did this, but I forgive

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you.

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Oh sevens have a line, oh Children of Adam, to make us understand the importance of forgiveness. Understand that it was a quality of Muhammad Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This was his quality.

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And not only in our sources, the sources before us affirm this as a quality of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the hadith of Abdullah ibn Abu Dhabi, Allahu anhu. Matt. He says, When Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed this ayah in the Akasha, hidden one mubasher on one of the euro, that indeed we have sent you as a witness and as a giver of glad tidings and as a warner.

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He says that these qualities were mentioned in the previous scriptures when they describe the qualities of the upcoming Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.

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And no one understand that Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded the believers before his era towards forgiveness towards pardoning in many, many as I'm sure you've heard, Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says For whom was

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first Salam Hudler for our

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visa if Allah subhanho wa Taala is commanding the believers to forgive and to pardon? Yes, they're being persecuted. Some of them their parents were killed. Yes, even though

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he was being what would the believe is being commanded to forgiveness? Forgive them? Allah subhanho wa Taala was training DOMA was training us. And if somebody says that, no, they were being commanded to forgive because they were weak. We say let

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don't say they were that was the case. Have you not heard Allah subhanho wa Taala said, lm Terra Isla levena de la la whom Khufu a de como de masala to zecca. Allah subhanho wa Taala says Have you not seen those who are commanded to lower their arms, they were not weak. They were ready but they were commanded to lower the arms and they were commanded to observe salah and zakka so they weren't weak, and that's why Allah commanded them to forgive. A lot was training the man and the scholar say there was great Hickman Allah subhanho wa Taala, commanding the oma towards forgiveness towards forgiveness towards forgiveness, they were persecuted still forgive they will

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sent to our seniors to forgive, their property was taken still forgive. They were sanctioned for many years without food and water and trade and medicine still forgive that, you know in the law. This was great training from Allah subhanho wa Taala. The scholars say that from the Hickman wisdom behind this was that Allah subhanho wa Taala did not want a father to fight his son. Because if war broke out here at this early period, people would say that Islam teaches sons to fight the father's because we know that there were families where the children were Muslim and the fathers were still stuck up on the way of the look, but even though we have the courage,

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from the wisdoms, as explained by the AMA was that Allah subhanho wa Taala was training the Ummah to be to be patient.

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Because if you can be patient upon your own adversities, you can be patient upon the adversities of others La ilaha illa Allah.

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So Allah commands towards forgiveness in many irons in the most difficult of circumstances, and not because the Muslims were weak. Instead, they were able, that comes out of the Allahu Allah, that Omar Musa Pavarotti, Allahu Akbar.

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And we know that when Omar accepted Islam and he went to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and said yo Rasul Allah, O Messenger of Allah, Allah SubhanAllah. Huck, I will not upon the heck and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Bella, Yes, we are. This is why are we observing Salah in secret. Instead, we will march to the hermit observe saliva, right? This was at a time when the Muslims are being persecuted and they marched and the the heads of the Quraysh from Daryl Nadella they looked on and they saw the Muslims coming in one file to the carrabba to observe salah and they said should we observe harm on them? And somebody said Nah. What harm can you observe on a group of

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people flanked by Hamza and Omar obioma?

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They were capable, but Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded towards forgiveness. This quality of forgiveness was the way of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam I showed the Allahu Allah says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was not obscene was not obscure with his words, what can they afford? She says that he used to forgive and pardon.

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To make us understand further or servants of Allah and all children of Adam, why it is important to forgive, then understand that it is a means of increasing your rank in the here.

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There's a problem in society today. Today, if we don't redeem ourselves, society tells us you weak. society tells us You're a coward.

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society tells us you're not a man.

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And I spoke to to the students at the University today and I said we need to become people who critique current thought processes, not people who accepted part and parcel. We need to critique it. We need to benchmark it against the teachings of the Sharia. If it matches we'll accept if it doesn't, we will reject.

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Because we have been given the greater DNA and roadmap which is the DNA of the Sharia. Today, you don't want to take the path of forgiveness, why you will be weak, your ego will be damaged. I won't forgive my family member for what they've done. I will make them pay for this harm. Why? Because they should know that I'm not weak La ilaha illa Allah, by Allah servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam, strength is in following the sudden strength is in following the command of Allah subhanho wa Taala was Abu Bakar week when Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded him to forgive and the nmsa that when Abu Bakar received this is immediately said by our law, Indeed Allah for Allah to forgive me,

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and he continued spending on the spot until his death La la la la. Was he weak by Allah He was not weak. He was a man of strength.

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that Allah subhanho wa Taala mento de la la la la The one who humbles themselves for the sake of Allah you forgive someone even though they wrong. Rasul Allah allow and increase you in rank.

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And in another generation, Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that Allah increases the honor of a slave who forgives.

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And we are looking for our problem is our paradigms have shifted. We're looking for honor in the wrong places. Honor is founded following the Quran and the Sunnah.

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From the benefits of forgiveness of servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala will love you.

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If you want a love to love you make forgiving others part and parcel of your DNA. Have you not read the I in the Quran, where Allah subhanho wa Taala says

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was to Isla

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Mira be calm weijun

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has

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a destiny

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in Allah subhanho wa Taala

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commands the believers to march 4, towards the agenda that has a width which is greater than the heavens and the earth, La ilaha illAllah a agenda that has been prepared for the takuan who are the mokopuna Allah Who are the year Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I levena you feel una de ser rah, rah?

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We mean AlLahi wa Laffy nerney

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Allahu

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mosinee in a Muslim Hannah, who Allah says, the mythical or those who spend in the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala, during times of ease, and during times of difficulty when they mean alive, and they are those that suppress their anger when they become angry. La ilaha illa Allah look at the strong man, the one who suppresses his anger when he becomes angry when Athena and Ines and they forgive others who harmed them. They forgive others who have made mistakes, they forgive others who have wronged them. What does Allah say Allah who you should have seen, and Allah loves the doers of good. So if you want to learn to love you be a doer of good and if you want to do good, then Allah

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subhanho wa Taala has said that you should forgive others. We just spoke just now about being a coward. And we spoke just now about being weak. Did we not?

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Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Lisa shadowbet surah the strong man is not the one who can wrestle

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is not the strong wrestler. The strong man is the man who can suppress his anger when he becomes angry. This is it oh servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam.

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From the benefits of forgiving is that the angels will love you as well. For when Allah subhanho wa Taala loves you. And we just discussed the ayah then Allah subhanho wa Taala calls up and tells jabril oh jabril I love this person and he commands gibreel to love this person. And when gibreel descends to the heavens, all the angels asked him what did

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they all want to know? And jabril says Allah subhanho wa Taala said he loves food. And he's commanded me to love him. So I've loved him. And the angels say because you've loved him, we've loved him also La ilaha illAllah. So from the benefits of forgiving is that you earn the love of the ancients. And from the benefit of forgiving of servants of Allah is that you earn the love of the creation of Allah on the face of this earth. For when the creation of the sky is love you then that love descends into the hearts of the people on the face of this earth. I'm sure you know of people who you don't know but you love them for the sake of Allah. Right or wrong. You know, a fever. Allah

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has given them acceptance. You love them for the sake of Allah. And this is a sign of the love permeating from the heavens on to Atlanta Allah. Hi, Lola. So we've discussed many benefits of forgiving In summary, it's from the names of Allah subhanho wa Taala is from the qualities of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's a means of earning the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a means of earning the love of the angels of Allah subhanho wa Taala it's a means of earning the love of the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala on Earth, it's a means of us having our ranks increase in the hereafter La ilaha illa Allah Now, let me share with you a closer reason why you

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should forgive. Right? A worldly reason. Whenever this our lemme tell us that whenever you teach somebody, give them spiritual reasons, and give them physical reasons, because they also have minds. Right? And where did the alumni lenses from they learned from Omar blah blah blah Juan Pablo De La Hoya and

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others with him in general, and the Buddha and all the Sahaba of the Allah

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and Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam I mean, when he was dying, or murder bla bla bla and a young boy entered upon him, and this boy had his lower government hanging below his ankles. Now we're talking about Omar Abdullah who is bleeding to death. And remember, me will have Fabiola who admits this boy and as this boy turns around to depart

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the law and says Yep,

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Oh son of my brother.

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Lift your lower garments. vendor who adds color of Bic For indeed it is of more piety to Europe to Lord

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Macaulay sobic in will allow you to last longer.

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Right. He gave him a spiritual reason and a physical reason is closer to Europe. And it will allow you to last longer if it drags on the floor it will tear quickly. Right? So let's talk about a physical reason something close to you and I the benefits of forgiving if you forgive my dear brothers and sisters, inshallah, it will be a means of protecting yourself.

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Triple bypasses, we also handle with Allah forgive us from this operation. We all know when you grow older and your arteries become clogged what happens? You need to go for an operation, a bypass operation. And how many times today Do we hear of a Muslim undergoing the triple bypass? Yes, it's got to do with diet. Yes, it's got to do with stress. But stress is also caused by fighting with people and not forgiving them. When you forgive them. Your heart becomes a piece

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your blood pressure lowers

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you become a happy person and you smile more and it's similar to smile. Smile

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Hello, practice as soon as

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the camera is facing me not You don't worry.

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Nobody will see you smile although you all have beautiful smiles Mashallah.

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So these are the reasons are servants of Allah, no children of Adam and we ask Allah subhana wa tada to make us people of forgiveness. Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us people or forgiveness. Now, this talk wouldn't be complete if we didn't discuss how do we earn the abilities to forgive others? Right or wrong? How do we end this ability? Now I was thinking about this and on my way here

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to this particular talk.

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I jotted a few points

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on paper and Shall I still have them in my mind?

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Islam teaches us how to develop qualities of an afro. And these qualities that Allah commanded Abubakar of the love and towards and the qualities of Hamad sallallahu, alayhi wasallam and the qualities of use of Allah, his Salah salam,

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the scholars say that we should become people that don't allow ourselves to drown in the heat of moments when we become angry. In the Arabic language. This is known as Alistair rock, but in how there is still rock, philosophical, how they're drowning in the heat of the moment, we become angry, and we left the moment get the better of us. So bang, you divorce your wife.

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This is, this is a result of not forgiving.

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And some people think they meant, right. Like one of our machines said to us that once a person was troubling his wife and his wife told him you're not a man. You're not a man. is a contract jail if you're a man.

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divorce me, he says, you saying I'm not a man. I'm a man you divorced.

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When he When did you regret? And he went to the chef, the chef said, You're not a man. You're divorced. You're not a man. You are a man if you didn't,

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we drowned in the heat of the moments. And we've seen how Allah subhanho wa Taala says that the people of gender are those who suppress their anger when they become angry.

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Don't allow yourself to drown in the heat of the moment. Let your Eman guide you when somebody upsets you. Let you know sometimes will become emotional, right? And we always have this discussion, should we think with our mind? Or should we think with our heart? And the answer to that question is, let your mind govern your heart and let the Sharia govern your mind. Some people think that the mind and the mind takes them astray. Our mind has intellect but we should use our mind behind the screen of the sherea sherea governs and ties this mind and that's why the mind is called Allah. Allah in Arabic language refers to something tight, the mind is tight, it doesn't do anything and

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everything. The mind doesn't do everything in anything rather the mind does that which is right Allah says Allah Maha Puja, ha ha ha, Allah has inspired this neffs right, the knifes the body and the soul Allah has inspired it to know good from bad, so our mind is tied. And when we become emotional, we should let our mind come in and understand right from wrong and understand that we are believers and we are people from Eman And we should suppress anger, suppress anger. The next way or servants of Allah to attain forgiveness in your life is to practice something known as empathy. Do you know what empathy means? empathy refers to

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walking in the other person's shoes. If somebody comes to you and ask for forgiveness,

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reverse the situation think as if you harm them. And you asked me for forgiveness. What would you love them to do for you?

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This is empathy. And this helps us forgive others. It's important we have to discuss this, right? We have to this talk won't be complete unless we discuss some ideas to develop this quality of laughter

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because we're not here to entertain. I don't want it to be it should never be for any talk that you go to that you know we came to because the speaker is entertaining. He's a powerful speaker. So we came to listen to his talk, for example, should never be the case. You should you should and this is a footnote I'm going off topic but this is something which needs to be set needs to be set. We need to become people who run to the elite, not run to people and personalities.

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the inheritance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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Is all the hype we need. We don't need to market so heavily a personality, which is the way of Western ideology and consumerization that we've become accustomed to, to cause people to enter the master to listen to a talk by Allah, we need to nurture the Ummah, to respect the knowledge. For the knowledge is what made the person

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not the person who made the knowledge, understand this, it's not the speaker, who made the knowledge by Allah, if any speaker deserves respect, it's because of the knowledge which Allah gave him is the knowledge that made him.

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So whenever you hear there's a topic or there's a dearth of this lesson, don't be quick to ask who's the chef?

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Is he someone who has many 1000 people on his Facebook page. And he's someone who cracks a lot of jokes in these talks, someone who's going to entertain us, he can do stand up comedy lab, your intentions are wrong.

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We're not here to be entertained, we're here to learn. We're here to learn. We're here to listen to that which we need to know not that which we want to know. Or that which we need to hear. Not that which we want to hear. This is a footnote to the talk. The topic is not about how to seek knowledge, but Alhamdulillah you will hear and it's an important topic, right? And in this point, needs to be reminded, and I'm not sure if any Speaker I shared this with you, if they have this as a reminder, if they haven't, this is a lesson. Whenever there's a topic, flock out of your homes. Why? Because the inheritance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is there. That's why we live in home. That is

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the biggest hype. That is the biggest hype if Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was coming, wouldn't we run to him? We would. But he's not coming. But he left us some knowledge.

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And I was speaking to some of the brothers today and I said make it a policy of marketing that and not the personality.

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We also have this is a talk for another day. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant it. But the point why I've said it is we need to discuss ways to introduce a laughter in our life, otherwise, this talk will not be complete. It will not be complete, we have to have a tangible benefit from this talk. When you go home today, you have to go home with something tangible more than just an emotion boost. I know. We have human boost sessions we say live on any man Hi. And then when this lecture goes, the man goes as well. And it's true. How many talks have we come to some and I say this to some of our fellows. I say Mashallah, you visited the city so many times? What changes have

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you seen in there,

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which demands us to change our approach?

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We have to have a change in methodology as well. Right? Every organization measures the metrics to understand how successful the organized organization is or not in our data, we need to have the metrics as well. We've visited this community many times has it been a case where we visit them to say Mashallah domestic was full when I went and that's it, when he has to be law, law and for you all as well to go home and for you to say what law he we went in it was a powerful talk Allah will you have to be law, they shouldn't be no discussion about the mannerism of the talk rather you should be what inheritance we picked up today from Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his

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inheritance and what we are going to do to implement it in our life, may Allah subhanho wa Taala granted his understanding. I mean, mean so servants of Allah.

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Don't Drown in the heat of the moment, number one, number two, empathy. Number three, spread the Salaam Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. When you see someone who you have some shape and has placed something in your heart against him, that's the person go and greet him with the biggest greeting

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for the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said of Salah babina can spread the Salaam between yourselves. This Salim is a means of earning the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala and the Salaam is a means of extinguishing the fire in your heart and maybe the heart of the person you greeting

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it's true, isn't it? How many times have we felt something against someone in the greeted us and holux we've greeted back qualicum Salama, look at the Salam. Wa Alaikum salam, wa Rahmatullahi wa barakato I said I'm already committed the Peace and blessings of Allah or hashmatullah and the mercy of Allah Wa Barakatuh and the blessings of Allah be upon you who can be angry with you after this. Right? So spread the seller. The seller is not just a greeting, it's a drag. So inculcate within your life, the spreading of the seller, especially to those family members who you might have something against, especially to those work colleagues or you might have something against the

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seller.

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Another point or servants of Allah, work with the oma Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as Islam has asked us to work with them, don't work with them based on their character. They work with them based on the character of Islam. What does this mean? Today, many times we find that on the day of read, we say You know what? They gave my child 10 reals last read. So I'm going to give them tendrils as well.

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We came from Amara, they visited me so I visited them.

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I visit them as well, when they went for more tips for tax, isn't it? If they phoned me, I'll phone them. Why don't you phone me as he Oh, he doesn't phone me.

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Go and tell him to phone me.

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Right? We've become petty. We work with other people based on their character by Allah work with them with the character of Islam. Did Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam work with people based on their character?

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Did he? When he went to that event, they stoned him, and they filled his shoes with his blood. And the angel came to him and said

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that the order is standing. It just needs your Go ahead. And these two mountains will crush these people for what they did.

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What did he do Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, what did he do? He may do it for them. This is Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam at his weakest moment will lie in some narrations. He said the most difficult time for me was when I went for advice.

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Did he not say after five Allah Khomeini escuela?

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Yama, I complained to the weaknesses of my ability.

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Working let's say he and my inability, well, Hawaii, in the nurse and my weakness in front of them. This was when he was making glad to Allah subhanho wa Taala the most difficult time in his life by Allah. He said no. They don't know. Perhaps the generations will be believers. And by Allah today thought if it's full of Muslims of great character, and these people are the progeny of those who stone Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam they enjoy being the people who fell underneath the door of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam La Ilaha Illa amazing. work with people yeah, in one way or how I work with him based on the character of Islam. Nothing of the state for tat attitude,

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nothing for the state for tat attitude by Allah if Allah subhanho wa Taala dealt with us based on tit for tat we would, nothing would exist, nothing would exist. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, or allow us

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nasaa Bhima Casa boo mataranka

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Rehan

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Allah subhanho wa Taala said that if Allah held us accountable, for every single mistake and sin that we did, nothing would walk the face of this earth to Panama, the punishment would be so severe that no insects could survive. No animal could walk this earth, no grass could grow La ilaha illa Allah Subhan Allah subhanho wa Taala says, If Allah held us accountable for every single mistake, so servant of Allah, and oh child of Adam, why have you become an accountant in holding people accountable for every single mistake, as I say to my dear brothers, my dear sisters, forgive and forget. And start by forgiving your family members. I know that if you sat down now and you

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contemplated, you will think of someone in your family who you don't have a good relationship with somebody who you've been distant.

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From for years, someone who you haven't spoken to in a long time,

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someone who might have hurt you, someone who might have harmed you, someone who you choose not to visit on the day, and choose not to call on the day of this day of unity. I'm telling you are servants of a line or children of Adam, as a fruit from this talk, as following the inheritance of Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wasallam I implore you, I asked you, each and every one of you sitting here and everyone at home watching, I implore you and ask you to fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and for the sake of Allah Subhana who is you can't beat for yourself and you can't do it for your brother. Then do it for the sake of Allah. Pick up the phone and call them. Pick up the phone and

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call them and ask them how they are. You don't have to bring about the past. But initiate something and by Allah Allah will raise you in ranks in this dunya and after insha Allah take this as a fruit Oh servants of Allah, we are looking for increased sustenance in our life. We are looking for a longer life, right? We are looking for this increased sustenance. Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man I have a tube SATA Allahu philosphy Allah houfy edgerly folio Surah rahima in another man Hubba Ayub satola, who fish oil Salah houfy SRT foliose rahima Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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that whoever wishes for Allah to increase his risk, his financial standing and material well being and wishes for Allah to grant him Baraka in his life. Then let him and his family relations, let him and his family relations. If you're looking for a job or you want a better job, then start by mending your family relations or sevens of Allah. And oh Children of Adam have taken much of your time discussing this topic of forgiveness by Allah

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much else we can discuss, but inshallah I hope that in the few words shared, the importance of the topic has become clear, and in the few words shared, we feel inspired to make a difference. We feel inspired to make a difference for the unborn Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an active and proactive member. We are not saying that here's something and we leave it hidden. We're not an oma that sees a problem and we shove it under the carpet by Allah. We're not we our own mother is active and proactive. We learn and we act, we join between la lm and ultramel. We learn and we act and we don't delay in our acting for the angel of death could be sitting right next to us today at the

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university. I asked the children, the students a question and I said, of servants of Allah, which one of you here for a billion dollars can take a person can take an oath I can swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala that the next breath I'm supposed to breathe, I will breathe.

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Which one of us here can do it?

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No one can do that. Can you challenge Allah subhanho wa Taala

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does this make you realize in whose hands Your life is

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this should make you understand that one second is too much. Don't waste any time.

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immediately as soon as you walk out of here, pick up your phones at hamdulillah We live in an age of communication Information Technology and ease of communication phone this person and say a Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh How are you? Are you well I apologize for the southern nature of this call. inshallah I will phone you at a time which is more suitable to you but I just wanted to pass you Salaam and check how you doing by Allah that call that one call might be the reason why you enter agenda tomorrow. That one call it You only need to do an act in your life for the sake of Allah for Allah to decree to be from the people of Jenna, how the Allahu Allah May Allah subhanho wa

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Taala forgive us and we Allah subhanho wa Taala make us people of forgiveness. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala allow us to forgive people as many times as we like Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us. If you asked me how many times must I forgive my family member? and How many times must I forgive people who wronged me I tell you forgive them as many times as you love for Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us many times May Allah subhanahu wa Allah grant us death while he's pleased with us. May Allah grant us a place underneath his art from the piano. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala give us agenda in the same way he has gathered us here

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today. I mean, everything correct said is from Allah subhanho wa Taala and he's perfect and any mistakes are from myself in Shabbat and I seek Allah subhanho wa Taala as forgiveness Subhana Allah He will be happy. So Heineken lahoma we have the condition to La La Land. Mr. Furukawa to blue lake wa salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato Allahu wa Sallim wa barik. ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi igmi Jackman O'Hara