Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
This lecture was presented by Sheikh Sajid Ahmed Umar at Fanar, Qatar – UAE.
This was a Jumuah talk and highlighted the gift of Islam that Allah Almighty has blessed us with, and that we as the slaves of Allah should never ever despair in the mercy of Ar-Rahmaan.
Always remember, that for as long as we are breathing there is always a chance for us to turn back in repentance to Allah Almighty
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My dear brothers and sisters in Islam,
all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala for blessing us this day of Juma, a gift that Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed the Ummah of Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam with a day in which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said he was
prevented from being granted two nations before us, and a day in which those nations before us will be jealous of this oma,
a day which is considered the day of aid in the week of a believer. Thus we find from the sunon of this particular day, acts that are found as part of the sooner on the day of
and to make manifest. How grand this day is, are servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam. There is a Hadith, which I often Repeat on the day of Juma which is worthy of repetition. It's a Hadith, which is found in the Sufi, and the other books of Heidi, and narrated by many Sahaba, such as Abu hora robiola in it Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, of what do you mean para la shams, Yom l Juma v. Julio pada, was he
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casa Illa. Yama Juma that the best day upon which the sun rises is the day of Juma. The best day upon which the sun rises is the day of Juma. On this day, Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam and his Salah, and on this day, Allah subhanho wa Taala entered into January. And on this day, Allah Subhana Allah removed him from Jelena and he says sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the becoming of the hour will not occur and happen except on the day of Joomla we almost have Hannah who had the LM acres from the people of Ghana, when the coming of the our openness and
acceptance of of law, and oh Children of Adam, I have a topic to share with you all today. That insha Allah is the happiness of our life in this world and the next and to introduce this topic.
It must be said that the life that you and I live in this world is a dynamic one, in terms of our connection to the Hereafter, in terms of our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of our conformity to the teachings in the for Allah and the Sunnah. It is a dynamic one. It's not a static one, for we have days in which we celebrate and demand high.
And we find ourselves closer to the Quran and the Sunnah. And we find our eyes tearing much easier when we listen to the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we find a great love to follow immediately the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as soon as we hear
and we have days of Eman, lohnes days, that make manifest our distance
in terms of our attachment to the Hereafter, and in terms of our closeness to the Quran and the Sunnah, and the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam days, in which we hear the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it does not affect us as it might have previously, or it might do in the future with the language. These are days where we experience and Mr. Lowe it's a dynamic relationship. It's not static, we won't have days, except if Allah has mercy upon us, until the end of our life, where we are abundant in Mannheim, nor will we have insha Allah days until the end of our life, where we are upon an imminent low inshallah, it's a dynamic one.
And this is because brothers and sisters
we are not living perpetual bliss, and in a place called gender yet
and we are not living in perpetual Doom, or a place known as Johanna May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from this disastrous place. Ameen.
Rather, we are living in a place that comes before. A place that is not an end in and of itself but rather a means to an end. A place that is considered the temporary and exists before the perpetual. And this place is known as the dunya. A place of highs and a place of lows as a servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala journeys to Allah Subhana who attack and this is the reality of our life here. We are on a journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah and Allah Subhana Allah describes this journey aptly in his book of Buddha is that you will gll Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah May Allah Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, He says some kind of way to enter in the caca de la Arabic adhan from Allah. Masha. Allah likens our journey to him to a farmer that toils under the hot sun, with his pig tilling his land, so that he can plant in order to ascertain a harvest.
Our journey to Allah is similar to that farmer toiling away. Is that an easy task or a difficult one?
It's a difficult one, and will or is he guaranteed reaping a harvest from his planting or not? This is something unknown to him. There are many variables, there are many anomalies, there are many factors, this is the reality of our journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So with this understanding, we learn that there will be days that are considered low days. And to further this understanding, understand that Allahu Allahu Allah, Allah created us week, we are prone to error and we are prone to sin, and we are prone to falling.
And thus Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In several body, that mankind has been created weak coolibah will mature. This is the passive form of the verb, that mankind has been created weak Who has created mankind weak, Allah Subhana who are tired, he is the doer of the action. Allah subhanho wa Taala has declared that he has created us weak.
And this is why I say I have a topic today Oh servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam, that is the happiness of our lives both in this world and the hereafter. For the topic for today is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala a topic that cannot be discussed in 10 or 15 minutes, but nonetheless, a topic that must be shared time and time again, as we traverse in this life in our difficult journey to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And we face the plight of shavon on a daily basis, as he tries to instill sadness in our hearts as he tries to make us feel that we have lived our life in a way that is destined for doom and destruction, that we've lived our life in a way that has
prevented us from earning that gentleman was Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and some even more sadder that they feel that they do not have enough to even under agenda, oh servants of Allah. This is the topic of mercy and forgiveness, that topic that combats deploy your shape on that topic that combats the depression, of losing hope, of meaning that you don't have a chance, the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala this mercy Oh servants of Allah, and oh Children of Adam dictates and necessitates
that Allah subhanho wa Taala forgives because Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. For it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who said are servants of Allah, and all children of agony. And I want you to pay close attention to this. Listen to what Allah the most forgiving, the Most Merciful has said himself to instill happiness and contentment and serenity in our lives. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah said, not be the bad and knee annaleigh
that informed my slaves that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful lavaca Allahu Akbar, we need to celebrate this area. It shouldn't be an ayah that goes into one ear and leaves the next. It should be an era that empties us and penetrates our throats and enters our hearts and reforms our heart because when the heart is reformed,
The entire body becomes a default
sentence of law It is Allah Subhana who
who says in the Hadith bootsy you have been Adam. Oh son of Adam, in the owner billini Wanda, indeed usen throughout the day and you send throughout the night, what?
And it is Allah subhanho wa Taala who forgives all sins? First of all
the seek forgiveness for your mistakes and consider your mistakes forgiving love. Allah Subhana Allah Allah is telling you and the children of Adam,
it is Allah subhanho wa Taala Who says you have been Adam? Oh son of Adam, lo Bella De Luca Anna Anna summer, semester portelli the buffer to Haleakala
Oh son of Adam, if you send and sin you lived a life of sin that amassed to such an to such a great amount that it reached the surfaces of the skies Allahu Akbar. Imagine how many sins a person has to do to fill the atmosphere that they live in. Allah says, If you send this match
from Mr. de la to halakhah, and then you sought forgiveness from Allah Subhana who were to Allah, to Allah, Allah will forgive your sins for you will obey and it won't even matter to Allah subhanho wa
Taala it won't even matter to Allah. This is the mercy of seventh of Allah that we need to be celebrating that Allah subhanho wa Taala can forgive us irrespective of our mistakes, irrespective of our distance from the Sunnah with regards to our wives, irrespective of our distance from the sinner with regards to our children, irrespective of our distance from the Sunnah with regards to ourselves, and our communities, and Allah Subhana who were to Allah, and every aspect of this life that the Sherry app has come to reform, and came to reform, despite our distance, understand, oh servants of Allah, that as long as you are breathing, as long as you have not taken your final
breath, understand that you have a right to earn the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala through a process known as stefarr, and seeking forgiveness through a process known as Toba and repenting.
The people before us are servants of Allah, and this makes us understand the mercy of Allah. They were a people who said he had to love him of Lula the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
They were a people who said in the law, 33 salata, they said, Allah is not one but three.
They were a people who openly denied the instruction of Allah subhanho wa Taala. When they were commanded to go to a certain land and take that land from the oppressors. They told the Prophet that past Allah instruction to them, may we will stay but rather you and your Lord go to that land, and in effect, do that job for us.
These were the statements of those before us, but the all encompassing Mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala dictated that Allah revealed and said, of Allah to Allah, Allah Allah He was the law LA. Allah said to them, will they not seek repentance for those
grave sins while you're still Fiona and seek forgiveness from Allah subhanahu wa tada and what do we understand from this, that Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that whilst they were breathing had they sought forgiveness for these grave statements and grave actions, Allah subhanho wa Taala would have forgiven them. So what about yourself and myself, those who have declared the oneness of Allah subhanahu wa Jalla and those who have accepted the prophecy of Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah Saleh Allahu alayhi wa sallam, this is the message of servants of Allah never lose hope in the mercy of Allah, every breath you breathe, is a reminder to you to turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala and
celebrate the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and acknowledge your belief in the names and qualities of Allah subhanho wa Taala especially the quality that he is a word or Rahman alpha Ullman and that Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah is the one who perpetually forgives and perpetually accepts repentance and Allah Subhana who Allah is the one who can shower us and imaginable gifts and imaginable rewards May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the understanding. I mean
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah
has blessed this oma with mercy and blessed it with an opportunity for this oma to be forgiven, as we have established, and this concept of seeking forgiveness or servants of Allah and oh Children of Adam was a student from the swimlane of the NBA alayhi salatu was Salam. It was a Sunnah from the center of the NBA, I live in the Salatu was Salam. For it is established in the Sunda that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was free from sin, would seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala 1770 times in a day, and in an iteration, more than 100 times in a day. This was the practice of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to teach us all servants of Allah and oh
Children of Adam, this amazing tool of hope that a believer must have in their lives, in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions the dua of Allah, his Salah, and Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that Allah He Salam says are a bit silly when you are Lydia when Eamon de la batyr
until the end of the ayah Allah He Salam makes direct to Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive him and his parents and those that enter his home and so on and so forth. And in the book of Allah subhanahu wa tada in the fourth Jews, Allah subhanho wa Taala LSA is what do you mean the beginning pattern and in rewire Fujian, Marie be unicast here from Lima, cassava feasability la
warmaster Carol, la busca Berry, and then Allah says,
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COVID Catherine, Allah says that the statements of the prophets or there was never a time that a Prophet came, except that the statement was of benefit Lennar who Bana Oh our forgive our sins, Allahu Akbar. It was a sinner from the sin of the MBR. And something that they taught the people are servants of Allah.
Also establishing the Sunnah that encourages us to never lose hope in Allah is a famous Hadith which we may have heard, and love to hear. And that is the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us of a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala, who makes a mistake and falls into sin, and the slave says,
available to them and then I have sin for clearly just forgive me.
And Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that when the slave says this, Allah Subhana whoever Allah says, that my slave has understood, or my slave has made a mistake, and he sought forgiveness for his sin, and he is forgiven. And then the slaves make some sin again, and they made a mistake again, and he immediately turns to Allah and says, Robbie, oh my
god, I have made a mistake and committed a sin for clearly this Forgive me. And Allah subhanho wa Taala announces that my slave has understood
that we have a Rob who is capable over him, and he has sought forgiveness for his mistake, and thus he is forgiven. And then the slave makes a mistake again, and he turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he says, Robbie, oh my god.
I have sinned, fulfill it. Forgive me. Law. What is Allah subhanho wa Taala announced at this juncture service of Allah, does Allah forgive him?
Indeed, Allah does but Allah subhanho wa Taala announces that my slave has understood that he has a lot. He has a job that is capable over him, and that is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. Thus he is forgiven, and he can do as he pleases Allah.
This is the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala How can we lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala are servants of Allah, when we hear these Heidi and when we hear this is in the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala How can we feel that we are knocking the doors of death at 50 and 60 and cross our peak after 40 and we don't have a chance How can we feel that oh servants of Allah, indeed never, ever lose hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and celebrate the ayah
The statement of Apple Valley salon when he said, As Allah teaches us in the who lay asuma Roshi left in loco el Catherine, that no one loses hope in the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala and in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah accept the disbelievers May Allah make us from those who have constant hope, are servants of Allah and all children of Adam. This is not a first class ticket on the best airline that you can think of, towards sinning.
Whilst we celebrate the hope of Allah subhanho wa Taala it is from the respect of Allah subhanho wa Taala that we try our best to stay away from some.
And when we make a mistake due to our weakness, we never lose hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala but it is not a case where we plan sin
and become deceived that we will be from the righteous after it and become deceived that we will seek repentance for that sin after it for by Allah we don't know when the angel of death will meet us whether he will meet us after that sin and we would have died with our last deed being a deed which Allah subhanho wa Taala warned us against. So never ever plan.
Try your best to stay away from some. Take all the precautions and all the measures and do to us naturally being weak. If we make a mistake and fall into sin, then turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala and celebrate this a hadith and this is that we have discussed together What in the hell
are servants of Allah and all children of Adam. The doors of Toba will not close except at two times.
The first time is when a person breathes his lungs.
When the soul reaches the point of law, in the law has been told but Allah
Allah subhanho wa Taala will accept our Toba as long as the soul has not reached its last point of exit
and the dose of Toba shacks when the sun rises in the West,
a major sign from the signs of piano as long as this has not happened. Secret forgiveness and don't wait to the day of
and don't wait for the last hour on the day of July.
seek forgiveness immediately for Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're sorry, oh Emma,
that race towards the forgiveness of Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us the understanding from the outset asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to shower upon us forgiveness, to make this a gathering that he is a good word and follows it to make this a gathering that is forgiven upon his departure. ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless us with death only when he's pleased with us, and gender is our abode. And ask Allah Subhana who Allah to grant us a grave which is a garden from the gardens of Gemini and asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a place underneath his out from the day of piano and to grant us our books of good deeds in our right hands.
And to contrast gentlemen with Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to inspire great hope in his message, great hope in his message, and to protect us from the whispers of FERPA and ever becoming sad.