Soul Auditing 101 Holding Your Nafs Accountable
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do genuinely want to thank a loss of habitat for this opportunity to be here today, tonight, and also extend my thanks after that to the ones who made this possible. And he the director, be the leaders here at Clearlake Islamic center.
And especially Sheikh amaro set me up real good.
I thought this was gonna be more of a, a back and forth type of session, where Amar and I kind of discuss some things together. So he put it all on me. Which means now I'm going to have to throw all of you under the bus. And what I need you to do, honestly, is take notes, this is not going to be a normal, just, I'm gonna give a lecture you go to sleep. And then you can convince yourself that it's okay to go to sleep because you'll be able to it's being recorded, so you can just watch it later. We're not going to do that tonight. I actually do need you to take notes and to be involved. And at some point, at some point you actually going to break up into small groups and work on a project
together. And all of this, if you don't like it, you can think shake out more. All right, because if he was up here with me, I wouldn't have to do all of this. Alright. Today we're actually going to talk about
the statement of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was set down Halal Kume and Thai lemma Khurana why lemma that the best of you are those who learn the Quran and teach it.
Most of the time you hear that as it relates to heaven. So somebody comes in they memorize some of the Quran and then they sit in a headlock and they teach other people Quran and they teach them what they've memorized and this is true. This is applicable here. But it also means to learn what the quarter n means. hiatal Kuhlman Pty limited Quran not just that you learn not just that you learn to memorize the Quran but that you actually learn what the Quran means Why limit and then you teach that to others.
tonight be in the lights Anna we're going to talk about two eyes from the Quran.
I'm going to mention one now and I'm probably going to forget to mention the second one
so I need all of you if we get to towards the end that election I don't remember the second I need you all to remind me that there's a second is that I was on talk about is that a deal? All right hamdulillah please make sure you remind the first item that we're going to talk about
this from sorta till hasha
the 18th I and I'm sure many of you know this I yeah, you have the the enamel will topple long. Well Townville nevsun mouth Claude demetz dividing what type of law in the law so be me my time alone
in this i allah how it's Anna says what we can loosely translated oh people have Amen.
It's up Allah.
Anybody want to volunteer definition for it? tupple law what does that mean?
Was the tupple law me? Yeah.
It means fearing the loss of habitat anybody else?
Me my full Allah's habitat and anybody else.
So before 911 It was always fair luff.
After 911 We started coming up with tricky ways the
to translate words that we felt like were offensive and we needed to fit in and get scared.
At Tukwila at the end of the day, is to constantly be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala. So it does. It is part of the definition. And that constant awareness of Allah Subhana Allah through Taqwa should lead you to fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala to avoiding his displeasure, to avoiding his displeasure.
Tough what is a very comprehensive term and it means to do what Allah azza wa jal has commanded you to do and to stay away from his prohibitions with knowledge, fearing the consequences of disobeying the loss of habitat. So Allah azza wa jal says, oh people have you met it duckula Fear of loss pets added,
be conscious of Allah azza
wa jal tumbled nuff son cut demetz nila a mind you this is a command from Allah Hamlet's Anna
after a commit.
So first of all, he calls you as people of Eman
and many of the Southern fuse to say like him
rule of the law of China and if you hear Yeah, you and Adina Ave, from ALLAH SubhanA, then give it your full attention.
And I don't want to digress too much, but I think this point is very important. We, as Muslims, have to recognize the favor of revelation that we still have with us preserved revelation as it came down from ALLAH SubhanA wits Anna, to the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan. There is no other untainted revelation on Earth, except the Quran.
No, nobody else can claim to have guidance directly from ALLAH SubhanA who was added from their Creator and He and this is a great favor from Allah subhana to add great favor from Allah. People are lost, confused, trying to figure out things as they go along. Right? And Alhamdulillah that we have guidance from Allah subhanaw taala yo, yo, Alina Amman who so when I was calling you you didn't pay attention. It Tapachula that's the first command will tumble nuff sama cut them it's the HUD and that's the second command. Let every soul
looked to what it has put forth for tomorrow. What is tomorrow mean in his eye?
Qatada Rahim Allah and others for most of the early scholars of Tafseer. It said that Allah azza wa jal
kept talking about the hereafter helping us to see how close it actually is until he called it God.
Till he called it tomorrow, Let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow. And then Allah azza wa jal says, what what Tapachula fer Allah be conscious of Allah, that command to look, think about. Ponder, consider what it is that you're bowing to meet a law whist. Think about that.
And that's between what two commands of Taqwa to let you know that you have to live your life within the realms of Taqwa anything that you want to meet Allah subhanaw taala, which should be directly connected to tequila.
In the life of you don't be my time alone, Allah azza wa jal is all aware of what you do. This I
Aslan Phillimore. Hacer is a foundational text from the Quran, dealing with more hair sabbia to knifes. Self auditing, taking account of yourself
thinking about what it is that you do, thinking about what it is that you would like to do, thinking about what you have done?
Allah azza wa jal is not leaving it up to us to determine whether we want to do that or not. He saying you have to you have to people have Amen, you have to do more Hassabis.
This is one of those topics that is difficult, because it requires a lot of work. As you will see,
this is not one of those fluffy topics
where you leave it you feel like yes, that's it, I'm going to say Subhan Allah, Allah will be handy. Subhanallah allow them 100 times and I'm going to gender doesn't matter what else I do.
hamdulillah those type of salts have their place.
But we as Muslims who are trying in this society,
to be different from the majority of the people of society who have neglected their duty to Allah subhanaw taala. And we're trying to be people of Amen, we have a different path that we have to take. And that path requires constant, more hassle, but self awareness and taking account of ourselves on a daily basis, if not more.
We'll see how this plays out. And shallow data.
And this is why
are Madhuban also POM while the Allahu Tida annual,
the great Khalifa
and the greatest man to walk this planet after the prophets and Abu Bakar to some declare the Aloha and this Khalifa said to us hassy will enforce a comb, cobbler and to hassle. take account of yourselves before the day comes or before the time comes when you
We'll be taken account of was the new Malecon Kubla and tools no
and you were your actions before your actions are we?
What's our do? Or what is a no?
The louder the EQ block and adoring yourselves for that great display
your Metoprolol balloon that day when you are displayed will false power with Anna
led to firming come half year
and nothing will be hidden.
Do you really want and this is just a real question for everybody to think about.
Are you ready to meet a law right now? Are
you ready to meet a law right now? Or are there some things that you would like to change?
I'm not even going to go that far.
Though we just pray Stephen salata mother of their we just pray if you knew that that was your last Salah
would you want to do over
Rajang Don't be shy. Would you want to do it again like when I have a chance to do that one again? Because that's my last Hello by that isn't our reality that it could be our last Salah
lie we don't know. Stranger things have happened. Stranger Things event. And the prophet Isaiah Salatu was set in did say to a man who came to him and asked him for advice. The prophesy someone says Solly Salah toma what being
pray, pray your Salah as if you are bidding farewell.
And that is how we should approach a lot and it's easy not to approach the light that way. It is very easy especially a lot of us we come after took me wrong. So we kind of rush and it gets a select.
And then we got a whole lot of things going on in our mind. So we start you know first Roccat
you're going through your your business that you do and you hate.
Second rakaat you think about your employees
third rack hat, thinking about the kids.
And then if the man forgets to stand up for the fourth rack half where he said this actually happened.
And then people are trying to figure out Wait a minute, did he pray for did he pay three as some people say no, no.
He prayed for he really only prays three, then other people say I know for sure you only pray three because I didn't make it to the place I usually travel to in my fourth record.
that here's the thing, this self audit and
just before we get into what does this actually mean what does this look like because we're not just going to be theoretical today we're actually going to do some Hasselblad Shala
because I want this talk honestly like by the time so like today said comes
I want us to have changed our lives for real
that is not hard for Allah Subhana Allah to do to change a person's heart and an instant
like the man who came to the Prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan bromeliad without ever
thinking that he was going to help heal the prophesy Saddam he heard that this man was crazy.
And he thought he was going to heal him and the prophesy son stopped him and he said in Al Hamdulillah Muhammad or when a stain on us the cruel to the end of football to that part of football hat.
And that man said I've heard the speech of soothsayers and poets and that is not their speech.
You are definitely the Messenger of Allah. And he took shahada in an instant, right? His mind changed in five minutes. So life changed from Cofer to Amen.
So inshallah salata Lucia will not come except that we have actually changed our lives and we ask Allah azza wa jal to help us to change our lives for the better.
Before we get into that, I want to I want to start understand the concept of Maha Sabha because it's important.
By show of hands, how many of you are rich? It's okay, you can just tell I'm not gonna fundraise. I'm better afterwards.
I'm gonna give you a rich cycle of hate. That's why I know there's some rich people okay, how many of you own your own businesses rage a
12345678 Okay. And then the rest of you to shine let me know. Okay. Okay. I'm honestly I'm not after your money.
Okay, when you own a business, okay, forget. Let's go a step further. How many of you pay to
Even the ones that don't are going to raise their hands because you think I work for the IRS, I don't
play Michelle luck. Okay. So
there is this concept of auditing, right?
What does that actually mean? That means they come and they check your books, right? They, they looking to make sure that everything lines up. And if you own a business, you usually want to do some kind of self auditing internal audit, right? You want them to check the books for you go over, just to make sure that all the accounting will Hasselblad, right, all of the accounting is right.
So that in the event that you are randomly selected, which is usually not random, that you are randomly selected for some kind of audit, you can put your right leg over your left leg and sit back and relax because you've done your job.
You've checked the books. This is that same concept this is what role model the allow Tyler and was alluding to when he says has evil and physical Kubla and two has a book do your internal audit before for the external audit.
Okay, so what does that actually look like? Well, one of the scholars of Islam al miroir, the behemoth Allahu Tana, he gives a definition of Maha Sabha that'll kind of help us to start honing in and then we're gonna go over even okay I'm gonna handle low data says about what Hasebe so Alma Worthey
he says, well has Saba to enough's and yet to suffer hudl insane who fie Laney he
mas son, dada, Min f&e, Ina howto.
So it is for a person to come at night notice when he says you should do more hassle about it. These are the scholars who used to do their own will hassle. And there's a reason at night, it's assumed that the actions of your day are done. And you're about to retire for the night. So he says it's to go at night for person to go at night, where to suffer. And in other like another words, turning the pages thinking through how your day was the actions mess others I mean, fit Hina hot all the actions that he did during the day. So he looks back
for Encana, much more than M BA who what Let's bow Oh, my gosh, bajo la Baja.
If it's good.
You look back and say humbly learn. Pray my salawat and msgid. I pray was for sure I did this I did that. I took care of my parents, whatever it might be. Allah's so if it's good, then he follows it up
with that which is similar and tries to enhance, do even better, constant attempts to improve.
When can I make the moment
to Dhaka who in n can. If it's something that was wrong that a person did that was not good.
Then they try to fix it if possible.
And they stopped doing it in the future. And we're going to talk a little bit about what this means sha Allah and I also want to talk I also want to mention a statement that connects taqwa in the eye it took a lot while tumble and Epson a tough word mo hacer mi mood of him Iran by him over low tide us from the great scholars of the tabby and he died in the year 116 After the Hyjal
he said lay a Kunal a lab to Tolkien had a Hakuna a shed that will have certainly enough see me in a *ty me shirt he he
he said that a person will not be a tucking a person will not have tequila until they are more rigorous in their self inspection and their self audit. Then a partner is to his partner and only a business partner is to the business partner.
And that is why it is set and Neff su cos should equal when
in them to Hasebe who they have to be Merrick your own knifes. Your own knifes is like a deceitful business partner. If you don't take account of him if you don't watch the books, he's going to go with your money's gonna take your money and run.
Okay, what does this look like?
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he says and you should write this down
memorize it, put it on your phone whatever
he says that will have suffered to knifes taking account of yourself is two types.
One that is before the actions that you do
and the other type is after performing actions.
He says, before you do an action,
and you ponder at the very beginning of an intention
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He says May Allah Allah have mercy on a person who stops at the very beginning of his intention?
If his for Allah, he keeps going, and if it's not he stops.
what are we talking about? What actions are we talking about here?
So we're talking before you do an action, you stop. This is part of your Mohamed, but this is the MaHA Sabha. This before the action, what type of actions are we talking about?
Salah what else
Fasting, giving charity. What else?
every single action, you know how hard that is?
You know how hard it actually is to sit back and think before you do things to be deliberate.
So we're going to call him by him Allah to Allah, He says that this has four stages that come even before you do an x, there are four stages that you need to go through.
The first of those stages is to look at your ability to do a particular action.
Can you do it or not?
So if you cannot do the action,
like you realize that it's unreasonable for you to even want to do that. Then you stop right there. You know how many times people
think about things that they know, it's not even possible, but yet they allow themselves to
keep on thinking about it. Why is that a problem? I just want to I want to ask you because even though Kim is telling us don't do this for reason, why do you think this is a problem?
King you're gonna either deep and net debit. You add in another him? So he's saying that it could lead to regret? Yeah.
Not to say that that's also a definition of over
to definition of overconfidence, because you keep thinking about things that are not really possible for you to do. But let me ask you something. How many how much time does a person actually spend thinking?
There are people spent hours, hours every day thinking about this thing that's not even possible.
The prophesy someone said near Mitanni mug boom, Feeding America Thielmann and Nestea two blessings from Allah that many people are cheated out of.
They cheat themselves, the Sahara to one for our good health. And free time, how much free time must you have to just sort of be a think about something that's not even realistic.
So if it's not realistic stop.
And if it is realistic, and you have the ability to do it, then you move on to step two.
Okay, you move on to step two. And this is still what you do prior to doing it doing an action. And the second step is to look at is doing this better than not doing this
because one of the tricks of shape and by the way, is to keep you busy with something that's okay.
But then you step away from those things that are actually going to get you some reward with ALLAH SubhanA data, that was something that may allow you to earn his pleasure. And so you look at for number two is number two, is this better than not doing it? And that may be unwilling he had me and in other ways, maybe you're wrong sometimes maybe you're right but at the at a minimum, you need to think about this better for me to do or not
Obviously, if it's something that's haram,
then it's definitely better for you not to not to do it. Alright, so this is another thing you're thinking about number three. Number three, who are you doing it for?
Is this action that I'm doing right now? For the sake of Allah Subhanallah, Tiana, and to seek His pleasure? Or am I doing it because I'm seeking some kind of status, popularity, money, something else from the dunya
power control? Why am I doing this thing that I'm doing?
And then the fourth thing is,
how who am Wynonna LA?
Do you have the help and the support that you need to do this particular action? If it is an action that requires that if you don't, then you leave that action off as the prophet it is Salatu was Salam left off Jihad and Mecca because they did not have the support that was necessary is would have been okay and Rahim Allah tirelessness.
If these four things come together, meaning it's a realistic objective, and it's better for you to do and you're doing it for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada and you have the help that you need to get it done then it will be done be in the lead
and you will be rewarded for that act. So these are the stages that a person looks at before embarking upon an act
Are we clear on it? Does that sound easy? Or is difficult
ha easy. Show of hands if it's easy raise your hand
and even the one rather than raise his hand and went down like this really quickly.
How many people think is difficult? It is it is makin
I want you to memorize this do if you already had because this is part of this
what do I did the prophesy Saddam teach my wife to say no the Aloha and at the end of every salah.
Allahumma a knee either Vickery Kern was shook Nico sneaky bear that it is difficult but if a lot aids you Maha Sabha is a bad ID this is the point I want us to get this what you're doing thinking through is a bad a lot of times already bad that we're thinking is the salah that's it that's the bad or is the cat or fasting or Hydra or this and that's what we did. This Ashton thinking through and doing Maha Sabha is a bad Allah said well Tong enough sama cut the metadata. This is you implementing that, since a bad
Allah azza wa jal, I want to just take a side row very quickly.
Lazarus Hill says in the corral Cooley Bharatiya kulula T Sen.
Say to my servants, say to my slaves to saying that which is a sin
Notice he didn't say say what is here has said what's the word say has an asset has a means that it's something good to say. Asset means that say what is what is better? Pipe?
You know what that means?
That means you actually have to think about what you're going to say I was gonna say something good.
But no, in order to obey Allah, I'm going to say something that is I sent I'm gonna say something even better, which means that I might have to take a minute to think about what I'm going to say. Taking that minute to think is an activity bet.
But this is the thing
No, no, no, no, ma did you look at you said none of those come and shake Give me a minute. Give me a minute with the questions at the end inshallah. But I love it. I love it. This is this is more my flavor anyway. Classrooms kids running in a bag people spilling drinks, eatin bagels on the side, play.
candidate category of Mahasweta to knifes. So we've covered one category which is what?
Before the x, the second category is what you do after the X.
All right. So, this is also here. We have to look at it from three different angles. The first is
Sub toughie had
an activity bad
that you fell shorter which is a recite
an act of obedience to Allah subhana which add
in the way that you do Maha Sabha
for acts of obedience is to monitor six things.
The first is a flawless lymnaea Subhana who would add if he hurt
you you've measured your level of sincerity to ALLAH SubhanA who were to Anna in that action
that's easy, right? Me associa
Some of them will head be themed the scholars of Hadith.
They mentioned that they will start doing tax deeds. So tip plate is like this kind of measureless like they will come together and they would read off to their students, the Hadith that they memorize from their scholars right until you get down so this is how we got the collections of Bukhari and Muslim.
So some of the scholars early scholars of Hadith say we will start a hadith Okay, with one intention is for Allah subhanaw taala and we will say her death and I'm with Hannah. Okay, so still is for Allah azza wa jal and then as we go down as we go down the chain of narrations, maybe we look at a student and we see that the student is amazed. So it's messing with intention.
And then we recite the hadith of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan and we're trying to beautify our speech who doesn't sit in front of the people and want to sound good
so they say fell Hadith Anwar hit your tears in the knee yet? Just one Hadith
is in need of multiple knees multiple.
Yeah, honey, touch deed renewal of intention.
So I've been okay, I am here. Step one, we're looking at activity bad that we've done so far for Allah subhanaw taala. The first thing you look at is a class. And if floss is not a black and white thing, it's a spectrum.
Right? So a person takes care of his parents.
Or Bill Wiley, Dana center. Why is he taking care of his parents?
I'm asking, Will you think
he wants to please Allah subhanaw taala.
because the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam said when a had been a use of Allah who freed his key, well, you said Lo Fi, sad Fenley us in Rahima, who, whoever wants his wealth to increase and to have a longer life than let him keep what good family ties. So he's taking care of his parents to please the last pants out of but he also is hoping to see some increase in his net worth.
is that Hello?
Yes, now? Absolutely. Hello.
It takes away from the reward of the class.
But it's halal. So the prophesy Selim didn't inform us of that. Except that it was halal. That's him out. It's permissible.
And also because there is no connection between you having more wealth
taking care of your parents or keeping good family ties, there is no physical connection between it solely metaphysical it's it's from Revelation shows that you believe in a prophet Isaiah Salatu was Senate. So it's not haram but the class is not the same.
Play. I'll give you another example. Another example,
a person give sadaqa
you call it then shift
failed. So person gives sadaqa and is strictly for the face of ALLAH SubhanA Tana, that people don't even know that it was them. They gave the Sadhak and so as for Allah azza wa jal, Eeny meeny, meaning that there is no one else that this person is trying to please.
However, there is a part of them. They make a lot of money. They have a
and when they don't give us listen close these powers requires serious mahasin
when they don't give they feel bad and so part of the reason why they give is so that they won't feel bad is that shattered mouth snot *
but there's levels Toothless
and is part of that giving is for the knifes
so that you don't feel bad
and that can affect the person's total Eclass philosophy it's added but it requires this requires some real scrutiny of the soul
as a lesson by him although to add a set, lead Teddy do all that tell Coleman
in law of where you add he will have set you won't find a believer except that he is critical of himself so reproach Mather honor to be Kadima T What did I want by the statement that I just said, Mather Allah to be equity. With it, I walked by this food actually that I've eaten,
murder Allah to be shortened birdie, what did I want with this drink that I just consumed?
As for a fair GIF, or somebody who was corrupt? They do all of this without giving it any thought. Anyway, back to our point here, which is every act of obedience. We're looking at it from six different angles, number one, a class limb as pets, and the second is an nnessee had to Lilla
were you true and performing this action? Well, what does that mean? What's the difference between a class and Mercia? A class is about who you're doing that act for? And Naseeha is about how you've done that act. Did you give it your all? Or were you lazy?
The third thing is Mutambara told was SULI sallallahu alayhi, WA, Salam
Rouge? How did you do this act? Did you do it the way you wanted to do it?
Or did you do it the way that the prophet Isaiah Somato was salam taught you to do it?
And this is the difference between people who worship Allah azza wa jal on their terms, and those who worship Allah Subhana Allah on his terms, and there is a big difference.
And the fourth thing is mesh hidden, a sad
that is that you do this act.
feeling as though you can see Allah subhanahu wa Santa, knowing that even though you can't see him Subhanallah but he sees you. And so the way that you are performing that act, leads you to a station of excellence and his performance. And when that's not there, because this is what this is part of them will Hasler when that's not there, you're trying to take corrective measures.
The fifth thing is recognizing and acknowledging ALLAH SubhanA who attacked us favor upon you
and your performance of that action.
And that if it wasn't for His grace Subhana which at that you would not have been guided to do that action as the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan used to say well Allah He Lola Allahu Mehta Dana Wallace from now on us Elena. If it wasn't for Allah we wouldn't have been guided and and we wouldn't have prayed and we wouldn't have fasted.
And then the last of the six is recognizing and acknowledging your shortcomings and performing that activity bad
you say something three times what is it?
A stop for Allah. We say stop for love or for brain. It's bad to pray stuck for Allah
or you're recognizing that even in that salah, don't get a big head don't start thinking you better than everybody else because mashallah you pray
and maybe some other people did miss should have
recognizing that we have shortcomings in play. So that's number one after the X. Number two is after
doing an act of disobedience was doing something that is prohibited.
And so what I want you to do is just take right now,
about your day from celestial Fajr until right now
write this down for yourself says everybody. Just take a minute or we don't have a lot of time but we got to take a minute.
some of the sins that you have
commited today for yourself.
Start writing a list, you have a minute, think about your tone, think about your heart. And if you are not thinking about it, you're not writing down this is a problem. Because you can't correct what you don't recognize that you have. Start writing
if it only took you 30 seconds we have a problem.
One of the,
one of my mache if mentioned that
he would give students days to do this and some some of them will come back and he would only have a few things written down.
And he, we've gotten to the point where
this obedience to Allah data has become so normal that we don't even recognize we're doing it.
We talk about whole groups of people.
In other words, backbiting millions of people at one time, we don't even flinch. Bengalis are like this. The black brothers always liked that.
Each Egyptians do this. Pakistanis do that.
Either how many people you just back that when you did that?
Like this is not this is not something like you drive it down the street. Somebody does something that you didn't like, because this idiot
sawI talk, we think is okay, but it's really not.
This is just a tongue Subhanallah sometimes we tell Little White Lies, right? Little White Lies, whatever that means. To whoever it means something.
And we don't even realize what we're doing. You're running late, because you're running late. You call and you tell her brother, hey, just give me another 10 minutes I ran into some traffic here, you ran into some traffic. But you also left 20 minutes late.
You're gonna conveniently omit that part of the story.
And at the point, the point is
we have to start being a bit more conscious This is that Mahasweta in a bit more conscious about the things that we do
that are disobedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala and taking account of that, and I'll just tie this in and then we'll wrap this up in a minute inshallah.
The prophet Isaiah salatu salam told us to do and to make in the morning and in the evening
and he called this to add the best form of aesthetic form say you the list of far the best way. The best thing that you can say and seeking forgiveness from Allah subhana who was add.
So the Prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sadam
as it comes in a hadith of shuttered windows for the Allahu Allah and
he said that whoever says this in the evening with
full certainty and then dies before the morning cows will be front of people agenda whoever says in the morning dies for the evening come to be in front of people have been
part of that hadith, Alana Antara Billa Edina and his house starts. Part of that hadith is a boo boo lecker be near Mochica the year
where a rule that can be then be fulfilled li for in Oli of federal the Nova learned.
So you're saying to Allah, I acknowledge what your favor is upon me a wall that can be near Mitic, either you acknowledge or favors upon?
And I acknowledge my sins. So forgive me because none forgive sins other than you. How many of you know this hadith? You've heard it before?
Yeah, hamdulillah I'm Lila Agha. But what's the connection here because a lot of people miss the connection in this hadith. And it is very important from Mahasweta. In fact, some of the scholars of Teskey like Immanuel claim, Rahim Allah mentioned that this is from the pillars of Maha Sabha if you don't do this you're not doing anything como has what is the relationship between a boo boo let her be near multichain Alejo with me, I acknowledged my favorites upon you and I acknowledge my sense anyway.
gratitude to you. Nobody else
so sisters usually outperform and it hasn't changed much. Yes.
That Allah guided you to stick fog that's part of it. Okay, so here's the thing.
And this is what I want you to do. later on tonight shallow. Just take a piece of paper, put it in here. And on the one side, start just listing on the right side, start listing allies, widows favors upon you
And on the left side, start listing your sins.
What you will come to realize is that every sin is a misuse of a favor.
Play. Let's take it let's take it from the time
a person sins, He's addicted to watching things he shouldn't watch. Looking at things he shouldn't look at play you were favors he misusing
the favor of site. Allah, how do you how do you put a value on site?
How do you put a value on it? This is a NEMA from Allah says Allah has been misused.
If you lie, or you back by
or you go and cause problems between people, did you hear what someone said about so and so and this and that. And then Mima
would favor or you miss using
the tongue stung as a favor from Allah subhanaw taala that allows you to speak it allows you to articulate your thoughts and your feelings you taste with your tongue, and SubhanAllah.
And he had met COVID and NaVi Bay, right COVID Is not that long ago, and a lot of people who got COVID couldn't taste anymore, like in a major way. And we started realizing even more than them of being able to just taste right, hon Allah some misuse of the favorite loss pantile. So this part of who has a but after actions, looking at Eliza was favor and comparing them to your transgressions. This is super important from what has
and if we had time, we would do some of that now. Well, we don't. But this is an important act to engage in.
And then the last thing that you want, okay, and talks about after actions is looking at what you've done from the MOBA hat, from those things that are permissible, or that is more a tad. And it is something that should do that as a normal habit of yours.
Are you doing this, for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada and therefore, transforming
these mundane acts and 2x are very bad.
Because now, I'm not just drinking this coffee, because I like to taste the coffee, I'm actually drinking this, because I want to stay up and be a bit more in the sheets, photography, I want to, I want to I want to have a bit more
focus and ability to worship Allah Subhana Allah, I'm going to sleep at this particular time even I'm not really that tired, and I could stay up a little longer, because I want to get up for tahajjud, or exam, or whatever it might be, that you're taking these normal acts, these mundane acts, and now they're becoming activity badly because you're doing them for the sake of Allah pets, Allah, and whoever doesn't do so then he has lost out on a great reward. So after an act, that act falls into one of three categories, it's either an act of thorough, right, an act of obedience to Allah as data, which is two things is either Whadjuk form was to help, right? So see, the obligation
was something encouraged for you to do on a *ty on, or it's something that has been prohibited, which means that it is either haram or mcru, or something that is moved by. So you look at all of the actions in that light.
That we agree that I will talk about a second IRA, I almost forgot. And then I'll wrap it up and show a play.
So let us just recap.
We have to do more hassle before actions.
And after actions and all actions.
Do you know how difficult that can be time consuming? Because now I'm thinking even before I use the restaurant, as Subhanallah What a name it is. And as I'm coming out, I'm saying well Flajnik and I'm thanking Allah for guiding me to saying well Franek and going down a list and now I'm looking back at this action that I did, and maybe I didn't do this proper. And in order to do one sec, I shall la cosa. So when we do this level of Maha Sabha,
it tells us something it shows us something I want you to think about this. It means that you are constantly thinking about trying to please Allah subhana wa Tada.
It means that you gotta if if you don't get this, you're gonna miss the connection between if
it shows you that you're actually a subject, that you are an act. So cast it reminder that you are a slave.
And we don't want to be reminded of that.
In fact, the way that we're engineered especially here, the way that our minds are engineered is unhealthy.
The level of autonomy, independence, I am an I am
and we forget
who we really are. And that the pinnacle of humanity is actually to be a true slave of Allah.
Being a true slave of Allah azza wa jal is actually the only way to attain freedom.
And we value freedom,
but what kind of freedom
and we're not going to be free from being attached to being people pleasers, or whatever it might be, that we are attached to, we're never going to be free.
Until we become true slaves of Allah azza wa jal.
And we're remembering him at all times. Remembering that he is the one that we serve, so that we're not serving other interests. And a person whose heart is torn between different interests is not a person who was at
but a person whose sole interest is one to please one, that person can attain happiness in this life and success in the next. And this is why Liza gel says, immediately after the ayat that we just covered us audits of Hashem Allah to Kunal collodion and Nestle la for en saham M Fusa. Home. Don't be like those who forgot Allah. And Allah caused them therefore to forget themselves.
Because they forgot Allah.
Allah caused them to forget that they were his slaves. And so they live their lives in slave to others.
They forgot Allah. So Allah caused them to forget themselves. They didn't forget that they existed. They look in the mirror and they see themselves they forget what actually benefits them in this life. And what brings them harm is so they do things, believing that is good and it's just bringing them harm.
You because they forgot that they are slaves of Allah, Allah azza wa jal caused them to forget themselves.
Hula eco Humann Fassi.
Those people, they are Fassi core. They are rebellious, disobedient to Allah subhanho wa taala.
And they will never have happiness in this life, no matter how much they search for it.
To conclude, I know we kind of went around a mulberry bush but saw a lot out of head to conclude this act of Maha Sabha and this is just a sheikh Omar, put it on a flyer self audit one on one is a lot more work that has to be done. But hopefully this is an introduction to the subject. And hopefully this opens up doors of LA, bedazzle Columbia are those acts of worship that are performed by the heart primarily, right and then extend to the limbs. We have to start looking at these actions of the heart because the actions of the limbs are actually based on the actions of the heart. We have to begin to look internally we ask Allah Azza wa Djem as the prophet Isaiah is
somebody that will sit and talk while we ask Allah azza wa jal to aid us in remembering him and thanking him and worshiping him properly. The Willow Adam was hellos Hello robotic. And then Amina Mohammed. What questions do you
sorry I didn't hear just ask Allah
where you want to?
The second verse?
The second verse, is verse 19. from Surah, to Pasha, immediately after the first one Allah azza wa jal says, oh, oh people of faith, oh people of iman. It took a lot. And Let every soul look to what it has put forth for tomorrow. and have Taqwa of Allah and Allah have been with me my time I know what Allah is well aware of what you do, and don't be like those who do. Who forgot Allah. If you if you're not taking account of yourself, you have actually forgotten Allah.
Don't be like those who have forgotten Allah for and sat home and Fusa home so Allah causes them to forget themselves. So there's no contradiction or it's not an either or in terms of your praise of Allah subhanaw taala and glorifying Him as seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala but since we're on a topic, there is a difference between seeking forgiveness and repentance. And a lot of people confuse the two. Repentance is an action of the heart. It is that you
you turn to Allah subhana who was added with your heart away from his disobedience, and the primary difference between the two is that with tilba you have first
I'm determination not to go back to the sin that you are repenting from.
With a stick far, which is what the tone is that font is do I you're asking Allah to forgive you this is do I. She is an action of the tongue, primarily asking Allah azza wa jal to forgive you, it does not mean that a person has that firm resolve yet to totally leave off this action. Maybe they're addicted to something and they're not ready to give up that addiction, but they do feel bad about it. So they say it's stuck for the law, but that's not totally. It's not repentance, Repentance requires that you have firm determination not to return back to that, as it relates to glorifying Allah subhana wa Tada. This is something that Muslims should do all of the time in terms
of tisby and tag me than the prophet Isaiah salatu salam said that the most beloved statements to Allah as Allah are for Subhan Allah Al Hamdulillah, leyline, Allah Allahu Akbar.
Now, yes, so the question is about, for people who don't have a lot of knowledge, how is it that they would do this, this, how is this process of self auditing, and Allah azza wa jal holds each person accountable for what they know.
As long as there is not willful ignorance, in other words, a person is turning away from knowledge, then be it me later, either a person is safe in that regard, because maybe just maybe they're busy providing for their families. And that is the extent of what they can do in terms of their knowledge. They don't have the ability to seek knowledge, the way there's somebody who can spend four or five 816 hours a day seeking out, so they're not going to be the same, but their reward is also not the same. Right? So if you want to look for a simple solution, that all things have simple solutions, and Manhasset was not easy. However, there is a particular point that I want to look at.
And that is the issue of metabo, which is following the Prophet Isaiah Sonata was sin. So every Muslim does actions whether it's saliva or giving the cat or fasting or performing the hajj, or whatever it is that they do, a Muslim should take the time to learn is, especially as it relates to the ways you bet, to do their best to learn the way that the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam instructed us to do those actions, and not just take it as inheritance and it whatever way my parents did it or whatever way this person did it, but that they actually do take some time to learn and that act of learning isn't a bad
and you are a 30 years old, not supposed to be the way that you are at 60 should increase in knowledge Napal backwards and nots, right, a person should do their best to continue to learn the issue. However, the issue, however, is one of a lot of people don't pay attention to their sins.
And some of that is willful ignorance. And I want to tell you where this happens, a lot happens when people are making money.
If there's a way to make money, let me just make that money. And then if somebody tells me later, one of the sheiks comes to me says, you know, you shouldn't have been invested in that, then I'll just do a stick for later. And that's the attitude even if a person doesn't say it out loud. And he in every aspect of our lives, we need to seek the guidance of the prophet Isaiah sama to Sadam Islam has rules and regulations, we should go to the people of knowledge and ask them if we don't know ourselves
by the prophet Isaiah salatu salam Zocalo here for your question. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, Ibn Ahmad Ali a low tide and when I said that it was rare that the prophesy Salam would get up from a gathering with his companions, except that from his do I will be that touch added dunya ek Bata Hamina. O Allah don't make this dunya the greatest of our concerns.
It's normal for human beings to have some concern about the dunya
the issue is what is your primary concern? And the way that you measure that is
when there is something that
is dunya related at the expense of your dean? What do you put first? If this job promotion means I can't preach on my on the message anymore? But it's also want to double my salary. Which one do I build?
If you pick double your salary they picked the dunya has become your major concern square. Right? So it ain't Subhanallah it's not a coincidence that the Prophet it is Salatu was Salam said who ever primary concern is this dunya that Allah azza wa jal Photobucket, Shimla who, Yanni his affairs is scattered, his heart is scattered because you're, you're everywhere. Writing your affairs, not consolidated. This is when things become good for you.
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I mean, he's still scared of poverty, it doesn't matter how much he has, you know, people who have millions, and he's still scared to be poor Hala, because the dunya is, is his primary concern, that's a lot.
That is still sincere and is still for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. But there are levels to a class. And that was the only point I was trying to make. Some people think of a class as a black and white thing is either for law, or it's not for law, or it's Tawheed. Or it should. And sometimes there's, there's a spectrum when it comes to a class, whereby a person does something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And then there is something else that's innate, it doesn't make any should like those who go for Hajj. And they do want to sincerely for Allah azza wa jal, the hydrogen, I don't want him to please any idols or anything else that they worship. But they also want to do
business on heights, which is permissible, and that does decrease from the level of a class. That doesn't mean that it's not sincerely for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah and this is something that a person will continue to struggle with, until, until they meet a loss. And it's added the issue of striving for a class is not an ism Mujaddid that will never stop, right. It's a struggle that will never end. That being said, this is an important point that I forgot to mention, when we were talking.
One of the things one of the tricks of shape line is to make a person be so scared of React, they stop doing good things. And that is something that a person has to struggle against. So if you are intending to do an act that is good, and they say plan says or you get this whisper like maybe this is not really for loss pantalla so I'm just not going to do it. Well that was the intention in the first place to get you not to do what is good. As long as you recognize
there is this possibility that you're trying to show off or that you're not doing this to ceiling for love to struggle against yourself, and ask Allah azza wa jal to make it for his face in his face alone, like the dua of Oman or the low tide and who, when he would say Allah Magi Lama, the cool little Saudi how old he was, he could hardly saw well there Tejon, the hidden fee share. Allah make all of my actions righteous, Jiminy Kula who saw the hand
while the watch he could hardly saw and for your face, make it pure. for your sakes hang with that. And don't give any of it don't make any part of what I do be for anyone else. What else has it I had the v shape