Indeed I am Near – Day 23 – Prayers for Forgiveness
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Allah subhanaw taala says in the Quran, m n of a Zulu Bhima on Zilla la humilde Rabhi. He will make me known. The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord. And so have the believers call on Mr. biller he were Mullah Iike t he were called to be he was also the learner Federico Boehner had in Ms. Rosalie all of them have believed in Allah and His angels and his books and his messengers, saying We make no distinction between any of his messengers. What Carlos Samira now what Alterna and they say we hear and we obey, little frog Makarov. benna what la calm asleep.
We seek your forgiveness our Lord, and to you is the final destination. Allah subhanaw taala says, law you can live Allahu nipson Illa Musa, Allah does not charge a soul except with that within its capacity Lahoma Casa but where I lay her Macassar but it will have the consequence of what good it has gained, and it will bear the consequence of what evil it has earned or have been led to fitna in Siena. Oh, now, our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or aired on a banana while at Miller Elena is Soren comma Hamilton who are Ellen Levine and Commelina our Lord and lay not upon us a burden like that which you laid upon those before us. Or a banana Wallah to Hamel.
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These two verses are the last two verses of Surah Al Baqarah. And these two verses were given as a gift to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam, they were revealed at a very special occasion. We learned that when the first idea was revealed, that when Allah subhanaw taala revealed that Lila Hema facility when I fill out that to Allah belong, belongs whatever is in the skies and whatever is in the earth. And Allah subhanaw taala knows whether you hide something or you reveal it, and it is up to him, he can hold you accountable, or he can pardon you. When this verse was revealed, the companions were overwhelmed by worry and concern. They said that we are not able to keep a control
on what is inside of us. We can control our actions, but when it comes to the state of the heart, the feelings and the thoughts that go through the heart, we don't necessarily have control over that. So this is too difficult for us. And so the prophets of Allah who already who sent them told them to say that say Samira, now will Athar now that we hear and we obey, and Allah subhanaw taala love this response of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers and these two verses of Surah Baqarah were revealed. And in these two verses, we are taught that first of all, Allah subhanaw taala is praising the Eman the faith of His messenger and the believers about their
complete faith. Allah subhanaw taala praises their complete faith. And then Allah subhanaw taala tells us that he does not burden a person with more than their capacity and a person who is responsible for the choices that they make. And then we are taught some beautiful doras in which we are asking Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness, forgiveness, for our forgetfulness forgiveness for our unintentional mistakes
And we're asking Allah subhanaw taala To make matters easy for us, to not try us with what is heavy for us to bear to not try us with trials that the people before us were tried with. And we ask Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness for his pardon, and for His mercy, and we acknowledge that he alone is our protector. So we are in need of his help the prophets of Allah, who already was salam said that whoever recites these two verses in the night, then they are sufficient for him, and the ruler must say what this means is that there is sufficient for his protection, meaning if a person recites these two verses in the night, then for the entire night, that person will have protection from
Allah azza wa jal against anything that is harmful. And the ruler may also say that this means that these two verses will suffice for night worship, meaning if a person is not able to pray in the night, or if they're not able to pray all night long or most of the night, then these two verses, they bring so much reward and so much benefit that and so much forgiveness, that these two verses are sufficient for a person in place off night worship. So in these nights in the last nights of Ramadan, as we focus on making dua, and we focus on reciting more Quran, and seeking forgiveness from Allah and praying in the night, let us also recite these two verses, and especially focus on
seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanahu wa taala.
You see, in this in the first idea, we learn that the believers say we'll call you Samira, now what Alterna they say we hear and we obey. And this is the summary of what Eman really is Amen. faith in Allah is that a person accepts and surrenders. Eman is not just that a person says I believe it is not a verbal claim. Eman is acceptance from the heart any a person willingly accepts whatever Allah and His Messenger have informed us off and then it is not just about acceptance that okay I believe in it. I believe it is true. And I know rather after summer is also thorough, there is also obedience there is surrender. This is true Eman. And then we see that with obedience there is also
is the alpha because right after some error in our Athena is the word Oh franak Your pardon. Meaning yell Rob, we beg your pardon. So this teaches us that as we busy ourselves in worshiping ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada. We must also busy ourselves in seeking His forgiveness. And the ruler may say that when a slave increases in obedience to Allah, he also increases in so far in seeking forgiveness from Allah. And when a slave decreases in his obedience to Allah, then his is too far also decreases Subhanallah any your is the fall will increase in proportion to your obedience to Allah, and it will decrease in proportion to your obedience to Allah. Why? Because it's the fall is always with
obedience. Samira now will Athena love frog neck. And we see that it was the way of the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam, that in every act of worship, with every act of worship, after every act of worship, there was is the fall. And we see that this is necessary, because every single time that we worship Allah subhanaw taala, no matter how EQ how excellent our worship is, there is always some kind of deficiency. So when we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala, then is still far makes up for that deficiency. And the effect of worship is humility, meaning when a person worships Allah subhanaw taala properly with sincerity, the impact of that is that a person becomes humble before
Allah, a person lowers himself before Allah recognizes his deficiency in obey in obeying Allah subhanaw taala. And the servant recognizes that you know, his his own faults, his own mistakes. And this is the fruit of worship, that a person becomes humble. And so we carry that effect of worship after Ibadah in the form of so far. So when we complete an act of worship, we continue to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa taala. So in the Quran, we learn that after Hajj,
meaning after completing the rituals of Hajj Allah subhanaw taala says that some field woman Hazel of Alba Ness was still federal law that now returned from where the people return. And this is when the hijab are returning to Mina after completing the ritual of Arafa and was deliver when they return to Mina, Allah subhanaw taala says we're still Fetullah seek forgiveness from Allah Subhan Allah, seek forgiveness from Allah, on performing the rituals of hajj when we complete salah. What is it that we say Allahu Akbar Astell Fetullah Estelle field a lot of stuff that Allah we we say stuff that Allah three times when we get up from a gathering, even if that gathering is off vicar is
of remembrance of Allah. We are taught to say Subhana Allah Houma will be Hendrik I shall do hola Illa illa Anta Estelle Furukawa Toby Lake, again we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. When we worship Allah subhanaw taala in the night, then at the end of the night at the time off, so who we are taught to seek forgiveness at that time also at the end of night worship. As we learned the Quran, we were billed as Hurry home yesterday alone, that at the time of Sir who, at the time before Fajr they seek forgiveness from Allah. One was still feeding a bill as help those who seek forgiveness at the time of so who, in the morning in the evening, at the end of the day before going
to sleep, we see in the Sunnah, that the Prophet sallallahu. Earlier salah, taught us to seek forgiveness from Allah. In fact, throughout the day, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would say a selfie with Allah a tubal delay or a stockfeed Allah 100 times in other narrations 70 times. So remember that is still fall seeking forgiveness from Allah. This is something that goes hand in hand with worship. And riba worship invites its partner which is the fall. So it goes hand in hand with with is the follow up. And we continue to seek forgiveness as we worship Allah and we continue to seek forgiveness, even after we complete an act of worship. Remember that is still fall seeking
forgiveness from Allah. This is a man, this is our protection, our safety. We learned in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says, Woman can Allah who you are the one who Enta fie him, and Allah would not punish them while you Oh Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam are among them, when I can Allah Who more i libo whom welcomed me I still feel alone, and Allah would not punish them while they seek forgiveness. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is no longer among us. However, in this ayah, we're taught, that for as long as people are seeking forgiveness from Allah, Allah will not punish them. So is the fall is a man it is our safety, it is protection against the punishment of Allah.
And when we look at the linguistic meaning of the word is still far is still falling is to seek covering, to seek protection, because middle fall is actually a helmet and the helmet is worn in order to protect the head, and is still the fall is a way of shielding protecting ourselves from the consequences of our own wrong doing. When we ask Allah subhanaw taala to forgive us. We're asking him to shelter us to protect us from our own sins, from the consequences of our of our own sins. And this shows us that really there are consequences of sins, we learned in the Quran, that whatever difficulty reaches you, then that is a consequence of what your own hands have earned. And Allah
pardons much because Allah is Helene, he is forbearing. So, the difficulty, the harm that we experience in our lives, a lot of times it is the consequence of our own wrong doing in the hereafter also, any the punishment that a person will will receive is because of their own wrongdoing. Allah subhanaw taala does not do injustice to his slaves. So it's the father is a way of shielding ourselves protecting ourselves against sins that we have committed knowingly and also sins that we have committed by mistake, or sins that we have committed and we have forgotten. And the thing is that all of us as human beings, we make mistakes. We fail
All short in our obedience to Allah, and a lot of times we do wrong things we say wrong things, and we don't even realize, in Hadith we learn Allah subhanaw taala says that, sorry the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, that couldn't love any Adam or her thought that all of the children of Adam are hot dog, they are, they make mistakes, they err will Heidel Hapa enough to where boon and the Best of those who make mistakes are those who repent to Allah. If our father Adam Alayhis Salam, if he made a mistake, then this means that we are also prone to making mistakes. We are not angels, Allah subhanaw taala has created us in a way that is different from the way that he
created the angels the angels lie are sown Allahumma Amara home, they do not disobey Allah in what He has commanded them, wherever Aluna you maroon and they do what they are ordered. They continue to worship and glorify Allah, they continue to praise Allah. So the angels Yes, they are sin free, they do not make mistakes. But human beings are not created like that. We have been created in such a way that we have the potential to sin, because we forget, we have our desires, we have the influence of shaitan. We have our own weaknesses. Allah subhanaw taala has created us in such a way that for Allah Maha Fujimura, with the Cova, that Allah subhanaw taala has inspired in us, our Taqwa our
and before that Fujimura any our ability to sin and also our ability to safeguard against sin. So we have both abilities, the ability to obey and also the ability to disobey. And this is the test of our lives, that what is it that we choose to do? So when we make mistakes, when we sin, when we fall short? When we do something wrong, knowingly or accidentally, then that is not a a life sentence or a sentence of punishment. Rather, that is the time when we turn back to Allah azza wa jal and we seek forgiveness from Allah subhana wa Tada. We learn in the Quran, about the righteous slaves of Allah, that the moment that they realize they have done something wrong, they do not. They do not
continue to sin. No, they immediately turn back to Allah and seek forgiveness from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. So when we realize we have done something wrong, we seek forgiveness from Allah. But otherwise also, we should continue to seek forgiveness from Allah, even if we don't remember the sins that we have committed. Why? Because just because we have forgotten them, doesn't mean that they have been erased from our record. We learn in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala says yo maya, to whom Allah Who gem era for Yuna be ovum, Bhima Emmylou on the day that Allah will gather all of them together, and then he will inform them of everything that they did, or saw hula who wouldn't assume.
Allah enumerated it all, meaning Allah subhanaw taala had all of their deeds counted listed recorded when a su and they forgot it all. Subhan Allah, will Allah who are cliche in Shaheed and Allah is a witness over everything. He witnesses our deeds, He knows our mistakes. And yes, we forget them we don't even realize. So it is necessary that we make is still far a habit, that we continue to seek forgiveness from Allah throughout the day. And as we worship Allah, we should increase in so far, and there are so many benefits of seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa taala. We learn in the Quran, Allah says Lola still feed on Allah, Allah Allah come to her moon, why do you not seek
forgiveness from Allah, in order that you may receive mercy? Can you seek forgiveness from Allah so that you receive the Mercy of Allah? Because when we sin when we disobey, then we deprive ourselves of Allah's mercy. When we seek forgiveness from Allah, again we invite the Mercy of Allah and without the Mercy of Allah, we cannot survive. We cannot do anything good. No.
A person cannot enter into paradise without the Mercy of Allah. So seek forgiveness from Allah. We all experienced difficulties in our lives, you know, in
In our finances, in our family, in our bodies, in our health, you know, mentally socially. There are so many challenges that we experience in every stage of our lives. So it's the fall is a way of finding ease. We learned in the Quran, we're Ernesto Pharaoh Robocon sama to boo LA, seek forgiveness from your Lord, then repent to Him, you material Mata and Hasina, Allah will allow you to live he will give you enjoyment in this world. Such enjoyment which is good, meaning he will give you a good life to live in the world in a journey Musa until a specified term where you tickler the fuddling favela and when you seek forgiveness from Allah, that Allah will give every possessor of
favor His favor, meaning Allah subhanaw taala will bestow His special favors on you when you seek forgiveness from Allah. We learned in the Quran that the prophets of Allah invited people to seek forgiveness from Allah. And for example,
know earlier he said and he said to his people, that is still futile Robert come in who cannot seek forgiveness from your Lord Indeed he is the Perpetual Forgiver you'll receive his summer RLA can withdraw, he will send rain from the sky upon you in continuing showers. While you did can be unwell in Woburn, in where general lack of genetic wager Allah come and help and he will give you increase in wealth and children and provide for you gardens and provide for you rivers. We learned that, you know, hustle and bustle the man came to him complaining to him of poverty, he told him seek forgiveness and other men came to him complaining to him of, you know, not being able to have
children. He told him seek forgiveness and other men came to him and complained to him off, you know, other difficulties and challenges in life. So again, he said to him seek forgiveness. And someone asked him that How come every person who is coming to you and complaining to you, you're just telling them to seek forgiveness. He said, This is what Allah teaches us. And he recited these verses that seek forgiveness from Allah, Allah will send rain and when there is rain, there will be sustenance. Allah will give you wealth, Allah will give you children, Allah will let rivers flow for you. And Allah will give you gardens, any orchards, growth, food, sustenance, business, wealth is
plenty. Allah subhanaw taala promises all of that as a result of what as a result of seeking forgiveness from him. We learn also in the Quran, that another prophet of Allah said to his people, that seek forgiveness from Allah repent to Him, Allah will send the sky upon you and continuing showers meaning abundant rain, way as did come with an LFO vertical, and Allah will increase you in your power. So, sometimes we feel a weakness in our Cova in our powers, that, you know, for example, we could feel physically weak, or we could feel mentally weak, we may feel that we have lesser capacity to be patient with our children, or perhaps our memory is becoming weak, or our tolerance,
you know, with other people is getting weaker, or our capacity to work hard.
Our capacity to focus that is decreasing. Any this could be any lower mental strength, spiritual strength, sometimes we feel that we our capacity to worship Allah to recite Quran, that is very weak or that has become very weak. So how do you increase in your strength, whatever strength that may that may be physical, financial, spiritual, mental, emotional, any, any kind of strength, how do you increase that? You increase that through is the fall seeking forgiveness. So there are numerous benefits of seeking forgiveness from Allah, we learn that even the angels who are close to Allah who carry the Throne of Allah, what do they do? They glorify Allah azza wa jal, and they seek
forgiveness for those people who believe they say Robina was Sirota Aquila che rahmatullah wa Ilma folfiri lil Larina taboo. What what tuber Russa bealach working humor I dabble dream. They say Our Lord, you have encompassed everything in your mercy and knowledge. So forgive those people who have repented, who have followed your way and save them from the punishment of help. Allahu Akbar, we see that when a person seeks forgiveness from Allah, then Allah subhanaw taala enable
Assam to leave since to develop better habits and Allah subhanaw taala will admit them into Jana. We learned in the Quran, Allah says that oh you have believed, repent to Allah with a sincere repentance. Your Lord will remove from you your sins. And removing your sins means that he will help you get rid of these bad habits, or that he will remove them from your record. He will pardon you, He will forgive you. And he will admit you into gardens of Paradise. We learned in a hadith that good news is for the one who finds in his record, a lot of is the far so we should seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa taala. And we should have hope that Allah will forgive us. We should seek
forgiveness with the Hakim with that conviction that my Lord forgives, because indeed our Lord is very, very forgiving. As we learned in the Quran in Rob Baca, where's your love for your Lord is vast in forgiveness, his forgiveness is very vast. Sometimes we hesitate seeking forgiveness from Allah, because we falsely believe that Allah will not forgive us. Why? Because we have done something terribly wrong. Or we have again done something terribly wrong. We went back on our word, or we said that we will leave the sin but we did it again anyway. So Allah will not forgive me. This is not correct, we should always have hope in none of Bukka worse your own mouth. Your Lord is vast
in forgiveness, people have limited capacity to forgive you say sorry, once they will accept. But then the next time you say sorry, they will say sorry, is just a word. All right. They don't necessarily accept the apology because people get hurt. The reason why people don't forgive is because they get hurt. When we wronged them, they get upset, they get injured, they get their feelings get that injured, their ego gets injured, and they want they need our loyalty. They need our cooperation to feel good about themselves. Allah subhanaw taala he is Allahu Akbar, he is the greatest He is funny. He is free of need. He does not need our obedience. He does not benefit from
our worship. He does not depend on our praise or on our righteous actions, our righteous obedience and his power does not reduce by our sins. Allah subhanaw taala does not get affected by our sins. Allah subhanaw taala is last year and Mo Farah. He is an attorney and Hamid and he loves to forgive. And this is why we learn that if our sins were so many that they fill the space between the sky and the earth they reached up to the sky, so many sins, and we sought forgiveness from Allah. Allah would forgive us because he is a love foul. He is the Perpetual Forgiver and his forgiveness does not diminish his power or his rank. Allah forgives him not back Alessia or Mo Farah. We learn he is
lovely to them. He is the Forgiver of sin, no matter what that sin is. He is the one who Jacobo Toba and everybody he he accepts the repentance of His slaves. In fact, Willa Urie Docomo Virata Minh who Allah promises you forgiveness from himself and Allah subhanaw taala tells us run to forgiveness Saudi rue de la Mer Filati Mira become any don't come slowly. Yes, come with humility and with embarrassment okay with guilt as servants All right, but don't be slow in seeking forgiveness from Allah run, rush to forgiveness Saturday rue de la Marathi mera be calm. And it doesn't matter what time of day or night it is. You can always seek forgiveness from Allah. Every single day, every
single night, we can seek forgiveness from Allah. In Hadees. We learn that Allah stretches out his hand during the night so that the people may repent for the faults committed from dawn until dusk, Subhan. Allah any in the night Allah invites us calls us that we should seek forgiveness from him for the sins that we committed all day long. And he stretches out his hand during the day so that the people may repent for the faults committed from dusk to dawn Allahu Akbar. And this is something that happens every day. At the end of every day. At the end of every night we are invited to seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal. We learn that if you were not to commit sins, Allah would have
swept you away out of existence and would have ripped
lest you buy another people who commit sins and then ask forgiveness from Allah, and we and he would have granted them forgiveness, Allah loves, loves to forgives his slaves. Allah loves those slaves who turned back to him in the law, you HIPAA wellbeing, Allah loves those people who repent to Him.
Allah loves them. When you beg Allah, Europe forgive me. This is something that will draw you closer to Allah, this will bring you Allah subhanaw taala does love every single day, an announcement is made, every single night and announcement is made. In fact, we are in Hadith, that in the last third of the night, Allah himself calls that is there anyone to invoke me so that I may respond to him? Is there anyone to ask me so that I may give him Is there anyone seeking my forgiveness? So that I may forgive him?
Is there any most of it? Is there anyone who is seeking forgiveness so that I can forgive him? Allah invites us that we should seek forgiveness from Allah.
We learned that there was a man who was you know, walking and he came across a a skull, any a hollow skull, you need the skeleton basically. And when he saw that skull, candy, that man began to talk to himself and something, you know, some feelings he had in his heart and perhaps he remembered his sins. And he said, You're a B Anta and our Anna Anna Oh my Lord, You are you and imi you are allowed to be Mo Farah, you keep forgiving, while another word to be the Lord and I keep sinning. And then he fell down. Making such though. He was filled with fear, he was filled with regret. And he recognized his own position that I keep committing sins. But He also remembered that his Lord is the
one who continues to forgive. So we learn that Allah subhanaw taala forgave him. So it doesn't matter how many sins we have committed, how ugly our past is, how nasty our present is. It doesn't matter whether we sing openly or privately, we sin, you know, in our speech or in our actions, because we as human beings, this is how we are this is how Allah has made us that we will commit sins. But the thing is that we need to continue to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. We learned that IBLEES said to allah, that by your glory and your mind, I will continue to mislead the Children of Adam, for as long as their souls are in their bodies. Allah subhanaw taala said so by my
honor and my might, I will continue to forgive them for as long as they seek forgiveness from me.
So seek forgiveness from Allah. You might feel that last Ramadan I worked so hard to pray to seek forgiveness, to recite the Quran I prayed in the night I did this I did that. But since last Ramadan, I have again developed so many bad habits. Again, I have committed so many sins. I have fallen short, so many times. Yes, because you're human and you have an enemy shape on who was constantly after you. But you also have a lowered, who continues to forgive who loves to forgive. So as long as you are alive, no matter what you have done. Remember, you can seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal, in a hadith we learn that a servant committed a sin. And he said, Oh Allah,
forgive me my sins. And Allah said, My servant has committed a sin. And then he came to realize that he has a Lord who forgives the sins and takes to account for the sinner. So Allah subhanaw taala forgave him. Then after some time, again, the man committed a sin and he said a lot Bill fiddly, that would be my Lord, forgive me my sin. And Allah subhanaw taala said, My servant committed a sin. And He came to realize that he has a Lord who can forgive his sin, or he can take him to account for it. The man committed a sin again, and again he said, or build a family then be Oh my Lord, forgive me my sin. And Allah subhanaw taala said the same thing. Allah subhanaw taala said, Oh, my servant,
Do what you like I have granted you forgiveness. So Imam an nawawi explains that what this means is that even if a person commits a sin 100 times or 1000 times or more, but every single time that a person commits a sin and he seeks forgiveness from Allah, Allah will forgive him.
So as long as we keep seeking forgiveness from Allah, Allah will forgive us. seeking forgiveness does not mean that now you have to become perfect. seeking forgiveness means that you are asking Allah to forgive you for the wrongs that you have committed up until this point. And yes, you are making the intention to change, you are making the intention to become better and you are going to try consciously, but you are also weak. So, you will fall again you you will make mistakes again. And that means that you continue to seek forgiveness. When a person admits their sin before Allah azza wa jal and then they seek forgiveness from Allah. Allah subhanaw taala forgives them. We learn
the in a hadith that indeed Allah accepts the repentance of a slave as long as the soul does not reach the throat, meaning until the person dies. Up until that point, if a person continues to seek forgiveness, Allah's pound party will forgive them after death. However, if a person seeks forgiveness on the Day of Judgment, that is not going to help. So we need to seek forgiveness now. And we have to believe that Allah forgives remember, even major sins being since Allah subhanaw taala forgives them. When a person repents and seeks forgiveness. Allah subhanaw taala says we're ignorant berkana DUMO Filati le NASCI Allah Guney him, Allah your Lord is possessor of forgiveness,
meaning he's the store off forgiveness to people over their wrongdoing, in spite of their wrongdoing. Any when people commit a lot of love and a lot of wrong deeds, even then Allah subhanaw taala forgives them when they seek forgiveness. We learned in the Hadith that there will come people among the Muslims on the Day of Resurrection, with sins as heavy as a mountain, and Allah will forgive them.
Allah will forgive them. In Hadees we learn that even the sin of Zina the sin of theft, the sin of drinking alcohol, any major sins, even Schick that if a person repents from it, Allah subhanaw taala will forgive him. We learned that even if a person commits murder, if a person seeks forgiveness, Allah will forgive him. Even those who persecute and torture believers, if they repent, Allah subhanaw taala will forgive them. Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran in Alladhina fatten will move me Nina will mean at some Mala Mia Tubu those people who persecute believing men and believing women and then they do not repent. So hustle and bustle he says that, look at this generosity and
kindness. They killed his close friends, but still he called them to repentance and forgiveness in this is an invitation that repent to Allah. Punishment is for those people who do not repent. We learn in Hadith about the story of the man who committed 99 murders and then he ended up committing the 100 murder also, what happened? Allah subhanaw taala pardoned him. So many incidents in the Sierra we learn where, for example, a person came having committed Zina confessed his sin, asked the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam to carry out the punishment, and the punishment was carried out and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, he has repented to such an extent that if that
repentance was divided among the people, it would be enough for all of them. And the Toba of this one man is sufficient for the Toba of the entire community, Allahu Akbar. This means that even for major sins, since that, that that
you know, for which is a penalty for which is a legal punishment, even then, Allah subhanaw taala He forgives people for those sins, if they seek forgiveness from Allah.
We learn that even for theft is forgiveness. We learn that when a person says steal federal law and Lynnie La ilaha illa who will hire you will pay you what a tubal la then all of his sins will be forgiven even if he fled from a battlefield. When it comes to act of injustice against oneself, or even acts of indecency. We learned that if a person seeks forgiveness from Allah, Allah forgives
and there are many actions which bring about forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala. First of all, remember that we should repent to Allah sincerely with our heart. In ya Allah I admit my sins before you and
I seek forgiveness from you. I am embarrassed for the wrongs that I have done. I don't deny any of my mistakes. But I also believe in your generosity in your pardon in your forgiveness that you love to forgive Allahumma in the car for one to Hibbeler for far for I need you love to forgive, so forgive me. So delva Remember Toba repentance is about is all about remorse, and regret and admission of one's fault before Allah Toba is the opposite of arrogance and stubbornness. delva Is that a person admits their sins. All right, that a person first of all turns back to Allah with their heart. And in their heart there is guilt that you know, they feel bad that I did this, I
should not have done it. This is wrong. They have guilt in their heart. And then they have the intention that I am going to stop this wrong and I am not going to go back to it. Then Toba includes the tongue, the tongue that a person seeks forgiveness from Allah. I'll build a fairly what tube I lay here, then Toba includes our limbs, our limbs such that we leave the saints now, we don't you know this is wrong that a person is committing a sin and at the same time seeking forgiveness from Allah. So for example, a person is drinking alcohol and with every sip, they say as the federal law or a person is backbiting and as their backbiting after every sentence, they say stuff that Allah
this is a mockery of Toba. This is a mockery of so far. If you're really sorry, then you don't continue to do the wrong action, you leave it at least for now leave it because that will show that you are sincere in your apology in your repentance. And then a person must also any leave the sin in the future, to the best of their ability. And if they fall again, in the same sin or in another sin, then again they should seek forgiveness from Allah subhana wa Tada. Now there are some practical steps that we need to take in order to leave since first of all, we have to remember the greatness of our Lord our zoologia that Allah subhanaw taala is my Creator. He is the one who has bestowed so
many favors on me. How can I disobey Him? How can I reciprocate his favors with disobedience and sin and transgression and wrongdoing? This is not what I should be doing in response to all the favors that he has bestowed on me. Allah subhanaw taala is the is the Lord of the Worlds he is Rob Bell al Amin. He is the only God worthy of worship. There is nothing like him. la sharika lah Mithila nothing like him. He has no partner. Imagine he is the greatest Allahu Akbar, He does not deserve that I disobey Him. He does not deserve that I knowingly wrong, I knowingly go against his commands, that I displease him. So when a person remembers the greatness of Allah, then it becomes easier for
them to leave the sin and to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala for their sins. Another thing is that when we remember the consequences of sins, which is in this world, in the consequences in this world and also consequences in the Hereafter, then a person is able to leave since you know for instance, if ever you were working in the kitchen, in near the stove, or maybe in the summer, you were using the grill, you're making pizza, something barbecue, any the heat, the fire, the smoke, the flames, it affects you, it disturbs you, it hurts you. If ever you have burned your hand in hot water, if ever you have burned your mouth when taking a hot sip of tea or coffee, any at
these moments, remember the fire of hell. And it's different punishments. There is smoke, black thick smoke, there is the comb, the bitter bitter fruit tree plant of hellfire, that that will be a source of punishment for for those who disbelieve.
Then there is scalding hot water.
Allahu Akbar. There's ha mean any different types of punishments in hell. Think about those punishments and ask yourself, Do I want any of that? Can I be
any of that, can I put up with any of that? I know I cannot. Because if I could, then this means that I would have the capacity to leave the sin in willingly. So compel yourself, convince yourself that this I cannot do, I cannot afford to do that. You know, for example, when you know that there are consequences to your actions, then you become careful when you are tempted to drive very, very fast, because you're driving a good car, the road is nice and smooth, it's empty, there's no traffic, and you're tempted to really, you know, accelerate and have fun. But then what happens, you realize that there is a speed camera, or that there, you know, typically there is police in this
area, then what do you do? What do you do? No matter how badly you want to speed you don't you control yourself. So, just like that, when you are tempted to sin to disobey Allah, remind yourself of the consequences of sins, the punishment in hell, the difficulty is on the Day of Judgment. The Prophet sallallahu earlier said and said that London, that injustice will be darkness is on the Day of Judgment, meaning a person will be in darkness on the Day of Judgment because of their acts of injustice in the world.
So we don't want that. Another important thing is that remind yourself of the benefits of repentance of seeking forgiveness from Allah, that Allah loves to forgive. Allah loves his repenting slaves.
Right, you know, remind yourself of your standing before Allah. Another important thing is that busy yourself in good deeds by Ken mentioned earlier, that when a person increases in their good deeds, they increase in there is too far also. So when you increase in your good deeds, when you're busy yourself, in, for example, the recitation of the Quran, listening to the Quran,
you know, making vicar doing the spear, when you set a goal for yourself that I have to say Subhan Allah he will be humbly 100 times Subhan Allah who are leading, you know, different this be had 100 times you set a goal for yourself, you will not have the capacity to disobey Allah for long. How will you how can you when you have so many goals to meet? Another important thing is surround yourself with righteous company with good people who inspire you with their good deeds, to increase in good deeds, who inspire you with their Toba and is the fall that you also seek forgiveness from Allah and stay away from Bad Company. Stay away from Bad Company, people who, who lightened sins for
Remember, that is the fall is an act of worship. That should be a significant part of our lives, all our lives. We see that the prophets of Allah, Allah alayhi wa sallam, they were the best worshipers. And they also sought a lot of forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal is the fall was a constant part of their lives. We see in the Sunnah, that is the father was a constant, a major part of the life of the prophets of Allah who already use them. Even though his sins were all forgiven. The prophets of Allah are Marsan, they are protected against sin. And Allah subhanaw taala has pardoned them for their sins for any of their
you know, shortcomings. But still, they would seek forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala and this means that we should also seek forgiveness from Allah or zoologia. In the Quran, we see that our Father, Adam already his Salam, our mother, however, what did they do when they made a mistake? They made one mistake they ate from the tree that Allah subhanaw taala forbade them to eat from just one mistake. And what did they do? They asked Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness. They said Robina la alumna and fusina What a lambda alpha Atlanta What are Hamner, Lana Coonan? Nominal ha serene? Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. And if you do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, we will surely
be among the losers. The fact is that when we do something wrong, we are actually ragging ourselves. Allah does not get harmed by our sins. Allah does not benefit from our obedience, our obedience, our sins directly impact us and even sins in which we wrong other people. Yes, we wronged them, but more than we wronged them, we actually wrong ourselves.
So for example, if a person back bites another, then yes, they are, you know, talking bad about another person. This is injustice, this is not fair. This is, you know,
damaging to their reputation, their good name, et cetera. But before you wrong, someone else, remember, YOU ARE wronging yourself. Because we learned the Backbiting is such that it destroys the good deeds of a person.
It destroys them in the Quran, who were taught, are you Hebrew or how to come and yet cool Allahumma ahi Matan *ery, tomo, would any one of you like that he should eat the flesh of his dead brother? You would you would hate that. You would hate that. So before we injure someone else with our sin, remember, we actually injure ourselves. So Rob Bunnell, law alumna and fusina. Our Lord, we have wronged ourselves. We have harmed ourselves, we have committed injustice against ourselves by disobeying you. And remember, any thing that Allah subhanaw taala has forbidden us from it is for our own good, our own safety, our own well being. And when we disobey Allah and fall into sin, we're
not just disobeying Allah, we're also harming ourselves. We're also damaging ourselves. This is the reality of sins. So Rob Bunnell alumna and fusina What Ilam tofi Lana, and if you do not forgive us, what are Hamner and you have mercy on us. Learner Conan nominal ha city, we will surely be among the losers. So we ask Allah for two things over here we ask Allah for forgiveness. And we also ask Allah for His mercy, forgiveness, for what forgiveness for the wrongs that we have done. Mercy, mercy, for what mercy for our protection, and our safety, our well being, that in the future, protect us from committing the same mistake again, from committing other sins. This is what Allah's Mercy does, it
shields us, it covers us, it protects us. And the Mercy of Allah also brings us reward and benefit. So on the one hand, we're asking Allah for forgiveness. On the other hand, we're asking Allah for good things for blessings. And yes, we can do that. You see, when it comes to apologizing to people, you don't say, Oh, I'm so sorry. But can you give me this? You know, this is like, where's your shame? You know, if you are ashamed before people, you don't ask them for favors after seeking forgiveness from them. Because this is people, Allah Our Lord, we are entirely entirely dependent on Him. We need Him to forgive us, and we need every good thing from him also, we cannot survive
without his mercy. We're in limbo, Finland, our Hamner learner Coda nominal capacity. This is the dua of Adam Alayhis Salam, we see the dua of new Herlihy, Salam. He said, Rob, Bill fiddly, Willie Wally the year he said, My Lord, forgive me and my parents Subhanallah know how to his salaam worked so hard for 950 years.
Imagine for that entire duration he was calling people to Allah.
That is some dedication. How long can we worship Allah subhanaw taala for or how long can we continue to do a good deed for? We do it for nine days and we think wow, that's a lot. We do it for one month. Usually by the end of the month of Ramadan. What happens? A lot of people begin to feel tired. Subhan Allah, no, Haile Salam 950 years he is calling people to Allah. Yet he says, Oh my Lord, forgive me, and forgive my parents. And this shows us that we should seek forgiveness from Allah along with our good deeds, after we complete a good deed. And we should seek forgiveness from Allah for ourselves. And also for our parents. Robin Lee, when he well in a year, a lot of people
keep, you know, blaming their parents, they continue to count the mistakes of their parents, or they continue to spread. You know, the the mistakes of their parents the injustices of their parents. My parents did this. My mother did that my father did that my mother does this, my father does this. Any how, how ungrateful and how pathetic are some children who are talking bad about their parents before others? They're more sinning.
If you are such that Allah has shown you the mistakes of your parents
ones where they have done something wrong or they are doing something wrong, then you should be seeking forgiveness for your parents, not spreading their sins, not spreading their mistakes, if you can talk to them, and you can advise them like Ibraheem Alehissalaam did go ahead and do that. But if it's not something that is in your ability, or in spite of doing that, it's they're not changing. They're not admitting they're not listening, then your job is to seek forgiveness from your parents or build a family. Well, you validate Yeah.
And even if your parents are very righteous, and they have been very kind to you, very good to you, and they're more righteous than you still as a child, it is your responsibility, responsibility to seek forgiveness for your parents. And especially if they have left this world, if they have passed away as believers, then it is your obligation. Any this is this is a basic thing that you can do. The minimum that you can do that you seek forgiveness for your parents, and I'll build a fiddly Willy Whalley, the year we learn new how to his salah, also made another era in which he asked Allah subhanaw taala for forgiveness. We learned that when the son of Noah Alayhis Salam, he drowned in
the great flood, Noah had his Salam asked Allah subhanaw taala any that my son was from my family, your promise is true. He knew how this and I was wondering what happened, how come his son drowned? So Allah subhanaw taala told him that his son was not a true believer. And Allah subhanaw taala told him not to ask for things about which he had no knowledge, so knew how he said and prayed or be in the rue de vida and Hola, como la Sally be here in what Illa dolefully What are how many? A communal ha city very similar to the dua of Adam, Allah has said, that unless you forgive me, and have mercy upon me, I will be among the losers. And this is a fact. If ALLAH does not forgive us our sins, if
Allah does not have mercy on us, we will be of the losers. No matter how much fun we have in this life, and no matter how many things we enjoy in this life, we will be losers if ALLAH does not forgive us and have mercy on us. Because the real loss is the loss of the Hereafter when a person will lose himself and his family and everything that he had everything he wants enjoyed.
So we need the forgiveness of Allah.
We learn about the dua of Ibrahim alayhis salam, he said, I've been a little fiddly Wiley Wiley the year one in what we need a young way of pulmonary sab our Lord forgive me and my parents and the believers, the day the account is established. Allahu Akbar, look at Ibrahim Al is set up. Even he's seeking forgiveness for his parents. And he's seeking forgiveness for the believers. And we should also do that seek forgiveness for yourself, for your parents, your family, your spouse, your children, and for all the believers. We learned the thrall of Ibrahim and his sunnah when he was being persecuted, you know, buy buy, buy his people, that those who believed along with him, they
made the store out of vanilla Jana Pfitzner 10 Lilina kifaru, wealthy learner or burner in intellia Aziz, Hakeem, our Lord, make us not objects of torment for the disbelievers. And forgive us, our Lord. Indeed, it is you who is the Exalted in Might the wise, sometimes it happens that you will become any a believer becomes a fitna for those who disbelieve, meaning a trial or a source of punishment, or an object of torment, that a believer suffers at the hand of a disbeliever where it is believer tortures and persecutes the believers. And we witnessed this in the world where so many Muslims are suffering at the hands of those who do not believe they're torturing our brothers and
sisters, persecuting them in in unimaginable ways. So we make this thorough Robina Leta Jana fit Natalia Latina cafardo And we also ask Allah for forgiveness, well, Finland out of banana, our Lord forgive us, because if this is the consequence of our own wrongdoing, our own neglect, we beg you for your forgiveness, because your forgiveness is truly vast. In NECA Andela Aziz and Hakeem you are mighty, you are able to remove the oppression of the oppressors and you are hurricane you are wise in all of your decrees. So we do not
you know, we do not have any objection against your decree, but we beg you for your mercy. We learn about Musa alayhis salam, he made dua, he said Allah
We'll be in New Welcome to nab see full fairly, my Lord I have wronged myself, so forgive me. He made this Darwin he accidentally killed a man. Can you imagine? You go to help someone and you accidentally killed someone? Can you imagine how how heavy that must have been on the heart of Masada insula
any, anytime you end up accidentally hurting someone, even verbally, he this is heavy on your heart. If you end up hurting someone physically or financially, you know, unintentionally, you didn't mean to, you know, damage someone's property, but you accidentally did it. For example, you park right next to someone and the wind is blowing very fast and your door swings open and it hits the door of the car next to you. And imagine if this happens in the masjid parking lot. I remember this happened with me once I was in the parking lot. And I came to the car and there was a note on my windshield that please call me. I accidentally damaged your car. And I couldn't figure out what had happened.
And as I was looking, a man walked up and in fact it was a teenager, a young kid and he came in he said that I accidentally damaged the sight of your car. So please, if there is anything I can do let me know. Honey, this was so honest of him. So honest, Masha, Allah,
His and this is very rare. Very rare. Typically what happens if we accidentally damaged someone's property? Then we say, Go run, hide quickly. Let's go as soon as possible before they find out because of the find out, we're gonna get caught, and then we're gonna have to pay for it. Well, if we don't pay for it today, then we'll have to pay for it on the Day of Judgment with our good deeds. Someone who is sincere to Allah, someone who is sincere to people, for them any wrong that they do to others is heavy, heavy on their heart. So the first thing we need to do seek forgiveness from Allah and that is what Musa alayhis salam did or be in the lamb to nap see Musar listen, I'm didn't
blame the other person that oh, he was a weakling, or yes, it was his fault. He deserved it. He was fighting someone from the Bani Israel eel. He was fighting someone from my people. He deserved this mozarella CERAM did not justify his work. He did not blame anyone else. He took full responsibility. And he said in me column to nap See, I wronged myself so Oh my Lord, forgive me. And Allah subhanaw taala says behalf of ALLAH, ALLAH forgive him.
Allah forgive me him. So this is the humility with which we should seek forgiveness from Allah.
Then we learn about Musa alayhis salam. And how long are the salam, they may draw and totally Yoona fulfilling our Hamner were under Hiral offering in you are our protectors forgive us and have mercy upon us. And you are the best of the forgivers you see, Allah is our protector. How can we survive without his forgiveness without his protection? And if we don't seek forgiveness from Allah, we are giving up his protection when we sin. We are giving up Allah's protection. So we need his protection. How do we get that by seeking forgiveness from Allah? We learn about Suleiman Ernie, his center. He said a lot Bill fiddly. Oh my Lord forgive me. So a man early his salaam, the King, the
Prophet, amazing. He is asking Allah for forgiveness, and Allah forgave him. We are taught in Surah Baqarah in the last two verses of Surah Baqarah, where the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the believers. This is their statement of raw Nicola bunna. We seek your forgiveness our Lord, we obey you. And we seek forgiveness from you, our Lord Who franak We learned about
the prophets of Allah who earlier Salam, he is told in the Quran would that we'll call and say, Rob, Bill, fear or hum, we're under the hierarchy mean that Oh my Lord, forgive and have mercy and you are the best of those who show mercy. We learn about the believers, those who are firmly grounded in knowledge. They say Robina in Nana mana folfiri Lana do nobuna Joaquina either, but now that the people of knowledge they say Our Lord indeed we have believed, so forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the fire. Forgive us our sins and protect us from the punishment of the five because without forgiveness, we are in great danger in great danger. So yeah, Allah You forgive us
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end of solid earlier Imran that the old Al Bab, that people who are truly intelligent, who reflect on the creation of the heavens and the earth and they remember Allah at all times of their daraz is Robina fall fit learner don't Obinna our Lord, so forgive us our sins were cut fit our unnecessary Tina, and removed from us our misdeeds what our phenomenal overall, and caused us to die with the righteous. You see, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam would recite the last verses off sort of earlier Imran in the night when he would get up to perform Tahajjud prayer. And within these verses are many drawers, and all of those doors is the dua of forgiveness also, that oh Allah forgive us,
our Lord forgive us.
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they say that our Lord complete for us our light and forgive us perfect our node for us and this is the route that we should make now also that because Nora is light is the light of guidance, the light of knowledge, the light of good deeds, and this is what will be a source of actual physical light for a person on the Day of Judgment light with which a person will be able to cross the bridge because we learned that before the bridge, the salt that is suspended overhead there will be complete darkness, complete darkness and each person will be given their own light with which they will cross the salt. So how how do we want to be at that time we want light a lot of light if it's
ever happened with you that you've driven in a place where there is complete darkness maybe in the night, there are some highways in the in the states in America where literally at night it is pitch pitch black complete dark. There are no lights whatsoever. No lights, the only lights you have are the lights of your car. And God forbid if they break down if something happens to them you are toast you are you're surrounded in darkness. May Allah protect us. So we should make this door all that our Lord perfect for us our light. Will Finland forgive us, forgive us our sins in the Kerala cliche in Cadiz Indeed you are over all things competent, you are able to forgive all of my sins. We
learned in the Quran about the believers, especially those who came after the Companions any and these are the believers until the day of judgment. There there is an optional field Lana Wali, Hawaiian Nina ballerina sub Hakuna Bella Eman that our Lord forgive us and forgive our brothers who preceded us in faith while at the general field Colombina Lila Lila Dena Amanu and put not in our hearts any resentment toward those who have believed in the Quran over Rahim? Indeed, you are kind and merciful. Our Lord Indeed you are kind and merciful. So we see that here. We are seeking forgiveness for us for ourselves and also for those believers who came before us that He Allah
forgive them as well. Then we are taught in the Quran that the believers they say or have been
fulfilled Lana, what Hamner were under higher over him in our Lord, we have believed so forgive us and have mercy upon us. And you are the best of those who show mercy. So you bestow Your mercy on us. You cover us with Your Mercy, protect us from the consequence of our sins, protect us from committing more sins and
Give us blessings which we have deprived ourselves off on account of our sins. You compensate for our mistakes, you remove them from us and, and fill our lives with good things.
From your mercy out of your mercy, what Hamner what under hierarchy mean? Mean? So these were the words from the Quran in which we seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala and among these doors are the doors of the prophets of Allah, the righteous believers. There are others which Allah teaches us and Inshallah, in our next session, we will go over some grace from the Sunnah, in which we learn different ways of seeking forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal Inshallah, we'll conclude over here Subhanak Allah Houma will be handed a shadow Allah Illa illa Anta Astell Fuuka to Lake wa salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh