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Barriers Between Us And Asking For Forgiveness
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Alhamdulillah wa salatu wa salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad Rasul Allah Sophia Jemaine. We begin in Lima, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. We also last messenger. Prophet Muhammad SAW some of his family and his companions and everyone first stood up for Islam until the end of time. We ask Allah also to bless our gathering today, and everyone who is here with us, and who intended to be reversed by some evil due to obligations. and grant us burqa and
I will speak is no stranger to Mississauga. He was here almost an exact year ago 20 of July was another martial law. And since then, the organization the organizers have been asked time and time again. When will he be back you know
Alhamdulillah by the grace of Allah, she is here again nervous and eager to be reversed in a topic which is so relevant in the coming of Ramadan, various between you and asking for forgiveness. or few of us have been blessed by all swans, Allah to learn from Shiva for the past two days, over the weekend at University of Malaya. And he will be giving another public talk tonight. And we'll call cafe to mention that this will eat again, for those who are interested. And he's at another events tonight at 8pm.
Well, we will distribute or we'll post up posters or we can ask him members of Kim.
Well, there is between you and asking for forgiveness without further ado, at least in my body.
Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
in Al Hamdulillah muda who want to stay in a monastery
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de la Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sahbihi wa sallam yeah you have levena Amman Taka la haka to party he went to 911 to Muslim. Yeah, you have NASA tipo de comunidad de hakomi Nevsky makeda masala Camille Hanzo jaha
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always in forever We begin with the praise of a loss of panels.
We send our prayers of peace and greetings upon the message of Mohammed Salah.
We testify with firmness and conviction that no one is worthy of worship of Allah. And that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his worshipping slave and final messenger empathy for those who we have affection for as a result of our belief in the law. I am proud and honored to be once again with you and come to LA almost exactly to the day from last year. I actually didn't
make the connection.
But in messenger guy know you make lots of connections come to you make sure no services go down.
It is a pleasure for me to be here with you today and ask a boss of Hello Tata to make the time that we spend a time that is
recorded for us mercy for a lot and that his tranquility descends upon us and that we benefit from that which we share with each other inshallah. Allah subhanaw taala tells us in solo to laugh
is the G boo de la he was either De Lima
where Alamo and Allahu la vain and more of your country.
Or you who believe. Em, sir, answer the call of Allah and His Messenger when they invite you to that which gives you
We're in a state of darkness and death, sorrow, distance from Allah. And there's an invitation that is cast out to us. It's an invitation that we seek to accept, answer the call of Allah and His Messenger when they invite you to that which will bring
into into you life, while mo and now a lot more.
And now La Jolla hold Robaina multiple country know that a law can become the barrier between an individual and his heart desiring Allah.
This ayah is a terrifying idea.
It's an idea where Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that when you come to know that an invitation is put forward once or twice, or three times, 10 times 20 times, and you reject it and you reject it and you rejected. Just like we as human beings, when you've tried with someone and you invite someone and they keep rejecting, they don't want to come over they don't want to enter your call. Eventually, you simply stop the invitation.
And therefore Allah warns us that he SOHCAHTOA to Allah can become the barrier between us and our heart desiring.
an even greater warning is shown to us in sort of the South, where a lot gives us a short example from the nations who came before us. So he tells us about the people of Moosa. They used to harm Moosa in different ways. Now Musa alayhis salaam, he is one of those prophets of Allah, who was tried in his people, his home, they weren't receptive. Even though they saw the greatest miracles performed by him through the wheel and power of a lock, they still
They would see the sea open, and they would pass through it. And days later, they would still worship a golden idol.
They would see in the wandering of the desert, they have no water, no food, and along will descend from the heavens and men no acellular birds would descend for them to capture so that they can cook them. And men, it's a kind of resin of a tree would descend, that they can pick it up in the morning and eat it nutritious, it's like tapioca. You can use
as a reward for them for a loss of 100 times they would see this, they would come to the desert, the mountain there's no no rain, no water, no rivers, no waterfalls, and allows us to move out included gas, aka hydro, touch the rock with your stock footage of me. Natasha will die in 12 different springs of water emerges for them to drink and cool themselves.
And yet they rebel to the point that Allah made them wonder 40 years in the desert
until their whole generation that could not accept a law had been wiped out through natural death. And their children had grown up to an age of maturity that could be led into the promised land.
In all of this, they traveled Musa Musa says to them, if dakoda
kill a cow, you will discover the person who murdered that man. They say what color is the cow? How old is the cow who owns the cow? Show us the cow.
Instead of just doing by what has been asked, troubling. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says most of the complaints, Moosa says, Yeah, Camila to do. talamona and Nero sudwala. My people, why do you troubled me so much when you know, I am the messenger of a lot of you. It's been shown to you you've seen it.
A lot doesn't record their answer. A lot of answers moves up on their behalf. A lot says for them.
As a lot of
when they chose to dis obey you and Allah, I made their heart not wanting to obey you and allow that scary
The moment you choose, consciously, willfully intention consistently
in more than one opportunity
to go away from a loss of panic with either
the natural outcome is that your heart hardens so that you no longer need or seek alone.
Let's look at it from a different perspective. sitting with us today and in any Masjid in any auditorium at any time when someone is giving advice. And Muslims speaking about Islam are liberal a student of knowledge or a Dao, you're a caller or you know someone who is just a
offering advice. There's always two types of people searching.
Any place you are, there's always two types of people. One is going at the end of that discussion to get up out of his or her seat and make a conscious change in their life to improve based on what they heard.
it'll improve them.
The other, having heard the exact same words, understood them in the exact same degree, with the same clarity and the same opportunity to reform we'll get up out of their seat leave and change nothing remain just as they are, have no personal improvement or spiritual improvement. Why?
It's the same question. What is that barrier?
What is the barrier? You hold your vein and not the will? That bars you from a lot? Let's talk about that today. It's that same barrier that bars us from returning to a lot we're talking about the barriers that bar us, hinder us from returning to Allah, improving in our relationship with a law, getting the best out of Ramadan. It's the same barrier that holds us back in our salon for sure. And humility. It's the same barrier that makes us stumble at times and choosing something completely halaal or something happened. Something we know is not right. What's that barrier? We're gonna talk about four things today.
The first is enough's your soul.
nobody else but you
know, one outside
and nothing. Nuff said.
Second, we're going to talk about the shape bond naturally, an evil avowed enemy who seeks to dissuade us from the straight path? Who is the shape on or who are the shale team? Is it just one or they're more? Is it just some invisible demonic force? Or could it be my best friend? Could it be my neighbor could be someone I grew up my whole life with who has led me astray.
this worldly life is an inbuilt test. Within your placement is a predisposition of Allure and destruction, and deceptive beauty.
And a times bars you from looking outside its parameters. So your mind tells you and your conscience tells you, this is as good as it gets, you know, when you talk, talk to people who are really fixated on the dunya what are some of the key slogans you only live once?
Get it while it lasts.
By you know, it's it's as if it's scarce.
The fourth issue that we will discuss insha Allah,
how are in Arabic, it's the same word that means dropping off a cliff, because you weren't paying attention.
You follow up, you follow or you fall off a cliff. It actually is more closely to me that you were looking at something up high and you didn't see what's below. So you fell off the cliff. You were desiring something you kept chasing and chasing it and then all of a sudden you drop it however, and basically that's called vain desire lustful intentions. So we will talk about go score
the first and most dangerous of issues and the thing that is really the greatest barrier and thing that leads us away from Allah subhanaw taala and turn into human forgiveness as often as we need is our own disaster itself. Sometimes the shavon just sits back
and it was Mashallah. Good job.
You're doing well. Wow. I never expected someone to learn from me so quickly. You're an A student. I'm actually taking notes at the moment and sharing it with all I'm emailing people can you see what this man is doing? This is amazing. Come watch. Right.
When we talk about our knifes, we're really need to look at it from a self critical perspective.
We need to humble ourselves before Allah subhanho wa Taala by recognizing that we were created and the loss of time
Allah tells us in the Quran, Allah, Allah mancala is not the one who created in the initial stages of law, the one who created most aware of the creation? And the answer is yes, he is aware of us. And therefore everything that we have experienced in life and all of the difficulties that we may endure, are there for a reason, it's not outside the knowledge of the law. And part of our laws, Divine Wisdom is that he seeks for us to purify our own self, and it's called peschiera. You the word zeca. In Arabic, you know, it pays accountant or money, it really means two things, one, clean, to clean something, and to to increase the literal you have because you clean the rubbish out.
So the more you take out the thing that shouldn't be there, the more you will design your to put in its place, what should be there.
And therefore the more you leave off things from your life that do not have a place in it should not be a part of your life, the natural outcome is that you seek to put in that vacuum that which does have a place in it, and that which needs to be there. So let's look at our neffs. You, my dear brother and sister in Islam are made of three parts. And you as a human being, or physical.
You are better than in Arabic we call it that a body.
A monkey has a body. Right? A donkey, as of now has a lot on Earth has a body. This platform has a body.
This doesn't breathe, as I agree. But I and this ad are made of the exact same thing.
I'm made of the same organic material as this body. This wooden platform and perfect is made up of carbon, I am made up of carbon.
The vast majority of my body is
h 202 hydrogen and oxygen 70% of you and I is water.
And therefore you drink water to replenish it, you need you like salt, because you're made of sodium, you need a little bit of sodium, your whole blood chemistry is based on that organic source that you were created, which is the creation of the earth. And therefore Allah subhanaw taala tells us mean how on earth now from the earth they were created meaning from the same thing that the wood is made, you're made. The same thing of the chair you sit on the fabrics you use the wool you wear on your body. All this is one your made from the same things that you enjoy and that you use. So a part of you the first parts of you is better than
the second part of you would separate to now from that monkey and donkey is your
intellect rationale. Now monkeys can think but they don't have high order thinking. They can't think in the way we think no species thinks in the way we think. Because a law created us subhanaw taala with that as an intent.
The third thing that you are, is that enough that the word raw and nuts are the same thing. Raw just means it is your soul when it's outside the body before it enters you before your birth before you were created. It's called the roof. And after you die when it goes out of your body, it's called growth while it's in you. It's called next.
When I go when I
Oh, that was too loud.
When I breathe in and out at 10 Fs
I'm alive. My naps is here. I still can breathe. I'm living knifes. That's amazing.
As human beings What do we nurture?
What do we look out? And look after the most of the three components What do we search for and look after the most? The body? You get sick you call of panadol doctor call HELP. I need to be well. If my body is unwell, your mind is disturbed. You can't concentrate at work you you call the the line manager sorry I can't come into work. I'm unwilling my body's I will your children, yourself. You want an education Why?
We pursue higher education, because you want your mind your intellect, your rationale, to sharpen to be the best it can be rightfully, which is a good thing. So we send our children to the best schools that we can afford, we send them even overseas to countries where they will get an education better than what we can provide. Why? Because we care for their body and their mind, what is the last one, but really should be the first one,
the last thing that we look at, to assist him to help and to purify and to clean and to protect? Is the nest when in fact, that is the essence that governs the other two.
And therefore, if you use your body in a way that hurts your neffs
you're not just hurting your body, but you're hurting your soul in your mind.
You know, there's some people when, when you meet them and you encounter them, you say that person have such a good soul. They're so kind through so you don't ever say,
look at how they look. Right? I'm talking about non Muslims. You see Mother Teresa, right? She gave up years of life, she went to Kolkata, she's living with poor people, people who you know, no one, not even their own communities, their own cultures wanted to do anything. So you look at and say, Wow, look at this person. She's, she's a kind soul, right? That's how people refer to those who sacrifice towards others. Now, that's a mistake, not about Mother Teresa. But it's a mistake, to judge a person's soul by how they treat others alone. For us as Muslims morality, you know, today, if you ask someone who's a good person, it's always relevant to how they treat others. He doesn't
mind to others. He doesn't oppress others. He doesn't steal from others. He doesn't cheat others. It's almost as if the universal moralities that we appreciate the most is how a person deals with others and we forget how a person deals with
a lot which is the essence of true morality.
There will come moments in your life and this is one of the ways to unshackle our nerves where you will be different to everyone around you. But your soul is pleasing to Allah. Now you can look at every single prophet of Allah and you see this loot comes through as people said, don't do what you're doing. What do they say in our last video for how to kick out loot and his family? They want to be pure people know? His morality wasn't? How well he's gonna treat them. Oh, no, we're all accepting of what do you do of what anyone else does of kindness just in the sake of kindness? No, there is a morality that supersedes the morality we have with each other. And that is an important
outlook for us as Muslims, it is clear to neffs in preparing our result for a lot
in doing that, and being very much self centered, in that Allah is the center of your selfs pursuit. A lot becomes the center of what your self your neffs pursues. Not that everything is for me. No, everything is for a lot. So when you begin to have a moral universal outreach to others, that's based on your relationship with Allah, you will still do the universal values that everyone wants you to do. But it's not for them. It's for Allah. I'm going to my wife, not just because I love my wife, she's a mother of my children. She's the one who helps me She's the one who shares my life, but because in doing so it is pleasing to Allah. And it's more important for me to love a lot than
to love her. She loves me. Why does she love me? Not because I'm the father and the provider and the one who, who has married her and we have a marriage and we built a life and live together No. Because in loving a law through her relationship with me, she finds happiness. That's a different perspective of having love for others and loving. No, we love a law which leads us to love others. You are an honest employer or employee here at this blessing.
organization may Allah subhanaw taala granted success and grant all those who assisted success.
You're a good employee, not because you're afraid if you're not your salary is gonna be cut or you'll be asked to leave. But because you've been given an Amana so
Somebody gave you a security card, they gave you a password. They gave you money and in salary and contributions towards how you manage your life. You pay your rent because of it. You send your school your children to schools because of it. You have opportunities in life that you may not have, have had. How do you honor the company? Is it that you say, Oh, I have to be really good employee or do you say, I'm a good employee? For a law who's watching this Amana?
It's an amount I've been given a trust before a law, in fulfilling my trust or law implies I will fulfill it to those who are asked to keep that trust. I was talking in my two days seminar, Saturday and Sunday on heart therapy. I think I scared people. They a lot of emails came after I went home, you know, they went home at night. We got home at nine o'clock. And I was getting emails to like 1130 because we're scared. What were the emails about? I was telling them is your risk? halaal?
Of course, is probably no, I said I don't mean is your job color.
I mean, is the money you earn in the halaal job? Is it Hello.
And they said What do you mean? I said, Look, just say your company has a no for I don't know what the policy is.
Just that your company has a no Facebook?
No Twitter policy. All right. No, Facebook, no Twitter, your company may even say to make it easier for you. We're going to cut it off at the source of the server. We're going to use sandbox or whatever, we're not going to let you access these these particular websites.
You're on company time, you're paid hourly, or contractually, whatever, maybe you're in in your work.
You can't access it from computers. So what do you do you take out your? Your phone? Five minutes? 10 minutes, 20 minutes, but you're being paid for those 20 minutes? Is that 20 minutes? Hello? Was
Yeah, very scary. Is your rose colored?
So what do you do? Does anyone come back at the end of the day and say, I'm sorry?
I need to give you back 20 minutes worth of pay. No one does that. And that's why and it's you're not supposed to what's what's uh, we don't we don't get compulsive disorders by writing at three minutes, which
66 seconds Facebook, I only looked at two pictures, right? No. What do you do? You give zeca the intent of the car is purity to purify. What you intend is halaal was
right, what monitors that it's your soul. It's your neffs what makes you honest, your soul naps. Live straight on out of it. Now it's not a con. It's decisions you are making. It's your habits, your persona, your personality, your ego, how you view the world, the ethics that you provide.
Now, the moment your soul
does not see the best of conduct
and begins to become shaky, and to become dirty. You know, the heart can be covered with rust and can be covered with a covering that makes it inaccessible to seeing the truth and I want you to understand that when the Koran is recited and when you look at the plan or study the Quran in languages of translation as well. People sometimes they say I can't you know i it doesn't touch me as much why? I'll tell you why. Allah subhanaw taala he tells us in near the end of sort of path.
He tells us that the Koran can only be read in three ways.
Lehman Canada who can
cause some ah well who was Shaheed the Quran is only understood by the one who has a heart. Lehman Can I level
by the one who may have a heart meaning there's many who have no heart their nafs is polluted. Lehman Canada who
maybe if their heart is not attentive, maybe if their heart is dirty, the second level is alpha summer you know alpha some in all of you if I take something and I throw it out for summer means you take your ear
And you throw it at the Quran it's a way of Allah saying you've given it 100% undivided attention.
Well who was Shaheed while he witnesses its truth
so only those three things when they come together then they are an becomes clear to a lot tells you in the Quran you recited everyday in the Quran you say in a certain stocking Oh Allah leading me to the straight path. What is the Huda in the next row because the Quran is coherent when you study the Quran from beginning to end. It builds a planet themes. The next surah the beginning areas have a sort of a buffer and Islam meme that he can keep that you are asking for guidance. It's in this book. What is this book, Lowery, Buffy no doubt in it. No doubt in it for who? lil
Joaquin for the one whose heart is pious
demon can and I will.
I will personally
The one who has a heart gives it its undivided attention, while being sure witness of its truth, having taqwa possessing that as an aim in its study.
So the first barrier can be yourself, your neffs has not been cleansed. Your view your way of viewing the world is not accessible to the poor, I'm affecting. You sit in lectures and admonitions and discussions and they sound good but they don't make concrete changes in your life. You walk out and at the moment you get in your car, you forgotten the lesson or the lesson has not translated into critical things that you know you should change being changed.
And therefore Allah subhanaw taala says, We're not seeing women so a lot makes a vow by the soul and Allah who allows you to reform it and have a half withdrawal ha ha ha ha. Allah gives you the choice for June or taqwa deviants are tougher. Why does the law use the word deviance before tapah most people will choose what
deviance deviants. Most people will not follow the path of difficulty in upbringing themselves to a level that is important for them to receive the Quran in the statements of the Prophet and hundreds I'd love to answer the call of Allah. And his messenger Muhammad Sallallahu says,
we're going to come to the solutions at the end of our discussion. So we're identifying the problem. second problem, second barrier is shavon.
Now if it was just our soul, that would be enough, but now we have this guy.
You know, Mr. Police was Mr. police want, he wants you to not succeed?
Because he did not succeed.
And it's actually just a regular form of envy and jealousy. When you see it, it's I didn't do it. I should have done it. And I know I should do it. And one of the questions Islamic theologians and philosophers ask is, can you please repent? And the answer is yes. Can you please just say, okay, Allah give us
call us. Yo, stop Tula. Kenny Yes. 100%? Yes. Will he know?
Because of the first part nefs
what's happened to his heart? Hard, doesn't want and you find many people like this. It's not such a thought it's been. The shaitan is that one, no influences leading him away. He's become corrupt. His heart has become angry and rebellious and full of envy and jealousy. If he was to repent to Allah, would Allah accept Yes, Allahu Allah for him will he know
for sure, if on therefore, is not only limited to the place, but the shaitaan is the one also who mimics the behavior of a police. So you can have a person who is a human being like us, not Jim, not invisible. You know, he's could be your friend, your partner, whoever it may be.
But they display the same exaggerated characteristics of the shape of the word shape on an Arabic It simply means going beyond the means of acceptable
ungratefulness Rebellion, hatred of others envy of others, the moment someone hates someone so much shame on it's a shame clonic behavior. And therefore, you know, as I said on the weekend, you can have your friend calling you on the phone and say, What am I going to pick you up? Let's go you don't do this. And then these are the blemishes on
the left side. Right, well, straight on, right? It doesn't have it's not Mr. bliss, calling you. It's who, your friend who's luring you into something that's not appropriate. Something that goes beyond your culture beyond your religion beyond your way of life beyond beyond your morality beyond what's acceptable team.
And therefore shavon and the aims of shaitan are one and alone warns us about child clean and is the shavon from the humankind before Sheltie, then gene, the unseen devils, the ones that whisper to us in our prayer. Now, it's important to ask a critical question.
If I know I'm doing something on and every one of us has something that they need to improve on, every single one of us not wonderful, or whatever it may be.
Here I am an individual. How do I know that the struggle that I've endured the mistake that I'm in the test that I need to overcome? Whether it's the first part, enough's, it's just me? Or if it is the shavon luring me away from alone? It's a really simple answer my brothers and sisters.
If the thing that I'm struggling with is habitual, consistent, constant theme in my life,
and it's taken on a form of habit. It's me. It's not faithful. You can't say shape on every single morning tells you don't wake up professional shaitan visa holiday as well. It's not every single day, he's waiting for you, only you You're the only one therefore know. It's you. You don't want to wait for fetch. How do I know you don't want to wait perfect. You slept late. You didn't set your phone. You didn't make a photo before you slept. You didn't make the app that Allah helps you wake up. You didn't prepare your psyche and mind for Salah. And when you woke up, you didn't regret that you didn't pray it.
You didn't. You weren't upset. You just said oh, I gotta get a shower and go to work. I'll pray sober now. But Yo,
there's another day in Sharla.
Right? That's how that's how people are right? That's how many are that pattern is you know, shavon shavon is elusive. And che Fon has no power over us except in limited moments. A loss of Hamilton and his mercy upon us. He shelters us from the shape on the moment you say oh the dilemma shape. He leaves he returns quicker to others than some
for some use algo john you're here again. Those quick for others I was willing to Shakeology, me is more distant team has to flee more. The Prophet says when you make a dime he runs when you read it too because he can't stay the night when you say Bismillah before you enter your home he has no place to stay before you eat if you say Bismillah only the Muslim Jean can eat for me. These are our teachings right? So there's ways of protecting yourself from the consistent Attack of the sheep on the month of Ramadan is coming in hamdulillah in just a matter of days and the shavon and his evil intentions are lessened or held at bay.
You continue to struggle with failure is a take on or you you
write these are critical issues barriers between you and
your left. Then take on
sir third, a dunya
Life is good. Masha Allah, for many.
Life is good in the sense it's not about money. It's not about wealth, and it's not about where you are. Life is good that even for those who don't have money and wealth, they would give whatever they had to keep breathing.
You want to live It's natural for you to fear departing the worldly life. There is nothing wrong My dear brother and sister in being wealthy in having money. You should feel no guilt or shame in wanting to earn the top income you can earn
and you have the biggest savings account
You can have, and to have the top paying jobs that you can attain.
The only shame is, is entertaining illegitimately. That's the problem. That's what we talked about the dunya. There are times it becomes seductive, that you lose your morality, so that it bars you from recognizing the failure you are destined in yourself for.
And here is a constant theme that you find in the world.
No one My dear brothers and sisters will attain the pursuits of dunya and hold the dunya in their hand, except it will be ripped away from them. If they took it illegitimately no one who takes from the dunya wrongfully, except it will be taken from him. And you can look at contemporary examples, and you can look into the history of the art and into the history of the nations before us, right. We are a people who are steadfast in our moderation for loving wealth, but at the same time of loving it from that, which is Hello. And therefore some of the aroma, like yeah, be more than others, they would say, Be afraid of the dunya. It's like a scorpion.
If it stings you, you will die. They said, how's it gonna stink us? He said, it's finger
is that you earn it from huddle.
That's what's gonna catch you. That's what's gonna bring you pain. Now, if those of you who live in Arabic culture, there's scorpions everywhere. a scorpion leaves you alone until you bother it to your country. You sit on it, you grab it, you touch it, you chase it. scorpions Don't run away. What do they do? The moment you take two steps, it runs a little you're still following me. Okay, I'm coming after you. Right That's it.
You chase it, you chase it and then it says, Okay, come
grabs you. You have to be scared of the
the dunia at times put blinders to our eyes to our need to return to a law.
it's sometimes difficult to understand how people for example, can amass fortunes illegitimately to such a degree that they no longer need the amount they have. Like, I don't I pick on Mr. Hosni Mubarak often
Mr. Hosni Mubarak.
The only known pictures that we have with his family, his father and mother, Allah have mercy on them is that his father was standing holding the reins of a donkey that his mother was sitting on. They were peasants, farmers, they weren't landowners, he didn't inherit money. So therefore, when people found not millions, not hundreds of millions, not billions, but 10s of billions of dollars in property and assets and bonds and stocks and gold. You say, Where do you get it from? There's only one answer. It couldn't have been legitimate. Right? It's not legitimate. We know it's not legitimate.
When you say to someone that he attained, you know, some estimates 30 conservative, some $70 billion in illegitimate assets. Let's take 10 billion. Do you know what 10 billion means? It means that he could live his whole lifetime as a billionaire, die. Wake up.
Live his whole life as a billionaire die, wake up 10 times.
How much money do you need? That's the junior blinding an individual blinds.
To the point that you would be hope Bill hiree, Lucia de la tells us
that a human beings instinct is to be violent, to preserve his well.
Being higher pleasure, D *, the violence. I'm not going to let it go.
And that blinds the heart of our need to law. We will study its purity shall not shortly forth
is our desire. What makes the person want the dunya because they want fineries they want what their soul is calling them to which soul is it? The distance Oh from a mind that has blinded been blinded by the subterfuge and the deception of the shaitan at times puts in our eyes and makes the dounia seem prettier and more beautiful than what it is. So therefore your house becomes so strong that you will
overlook your knifes and you will partner with the shape on to attain that to me
knowing that you disobeyed Allah subhana wa Tada.
What is the cure?
To all four of the things that become barriers between us and a lot and our need to turn to a lot in forgiveness.
The first cure my dear brothers and sisters, is to increase our taqwa. And when I say increased support,
the word top law is an is not a goal that is attainable.
It is a standard of perfection that you continuously seek to improve on. You can never have too much taqwa. You can come to a point say, oh, here I am level five
and level five. There's no more.
No There is more taco.
Taco is not a motor behavior. It's not using you know more Islamic words. taqwa is not dressing in a certain way. Only. You know people they they read a sort of allow off Allah subhanaw taala says when he vows to taqwa
and the garments of taqwa that is best. a loved one talking about fabric and clothing. What's a lot talking about?
What do people see when they see your clothing? How do they assess you? If you see someone in really prestigious clothing, you say, Oh, this person is an important person. If you see someone in shabby clothing, what do you say, Oh, this person is not VIPs. On the side, you can tell. You can tell the closer you get to them, the more you can tell.
And therefore the clothing of tough while is that people can see your sincerity to a lie from your conduct. It's apparent they don't have to look in you. From how you deal with your life. Just from your attire, the way you conduct your life. It's apparent to people your need and desire to please a lot. It's tough. It's not a placement. It's not clothing. It's not length of beard. It's not a you know how many times you say Mashallah a minute, no comp law. It took how much Karanja memorize No. Top law is a mode of behavior that touches upon every part of your life
is defined as three things.
And that umbrella before it law
is that you obey a law consistently, continuously,
intentionally, so that you will lessen your disobedience for law, Dharma levy pietila
you obey Allah subhanho wa Taala. Follow your file so that you do not fall into this obedience of Allah. That's tougher. That's the first step of taqwa. It's not to say I'm not going to do this. This is haram don't touch this. Don't touch this. Don't touch this haram haram haram Haram. No, taqwa is Holla Holla Holla Holla, a bada bada obedience to Allah. It's to do good, as much good as you can. To the point that the prophets I send them says La da da Vinci and never looked down at something small that you might do that is in obedience to Allah. You want to obey the law, even if you think it's small, it might be large with a law continued to worship a lot in whatever capacity
the more good you do, your natural inclination will be to lessen your sinful behavior. And therefore Allah subhanaw taala describes Allah by saying
sada in a solid 10 has an infection
so now becomes your barrier from open seeing you become shy you ever hear someone wakes up for so long and
he's gone to the magic prefetch goes to the magic praise us, you know is consistent in Uppsala has been doing this for a long time. And you hear that that person you know falls in the big, big, big things. It's not a normal pattern of behavior. If their Salah was continuous and if they're a bad in other aspects was continuous. They find it a little bit easier to resist the
obedience to Allah that helps you overcome sinful behavior. And therefore anytime My dear brother and sister you find it difficult in your life, to change something you know you shouldn't be doing. Don't just work on stopping that but increase something you should be doing.
Do something new, give a charity fast
The day, read more on.
Second, I use the color palette, the constant in the remembrance of a lot so that you don't forget him. That's the second part of taqwa. You are ever mindful of your repentance to a law so that you are not led to forget a law. Forgetting a law is as simple as
you don't recognize the risk that you have was written from you in the heavens. You may work in 100, a lot of prestigious companies such as this, and 100. Now you may be compensated well, and the compensation hamdulillah. You say I worked hard for it. And you might say to yourself, I deserve it. I did it. I earned it. It's mine.
And the answer is no.
That's not how we see things as Muslims.
There's someone who could have earned it just like you. There's probably someone who's smarter than you. And there's probably someone who could, who would work harder than you. And there's probably someone who if you, Allah subhanaw taala decides to remove you from there and put them in your place who would do better than you?
How many people get terminated for work unjustly? Many.
And they say I was doing so good. I thought I was doing so well. I don't know.
You thought you were doing well. Yes, yes, you're doing well. And
your risk is not just your own. It's not just by how well you do. And therefore when we were talking about the neffs, we were saying that you begin to moderate your behavior, by your obedience to a law, not just for your employer, because your employer can come and go, your manager can be there or not. The person who promised your promotion may themselves not be there to give you a promotion, things change by the schemes that must apply to either instills first. And therefore we learn this in every aspect of our life. The moment you pick a cup of water, you say
It's to remind you a laws, the provider, you pick up a drop of food Bismillah why Allah is the provider.
You're going to purchase something you bought new clothes, the first time you put it on, what do you say smilla you look in the mirror, you look at your own creation, you say 111
I am I've been blessed along x in hanaki camera center, or law veteran, my conduct the way you have bested my creation, someone
in every aspect of your day, even in entering the restroom and exit exiting it were taught things to say to bring a lot to our attention.
You're going to sign a contract of employment. And you say inside yourself.
This is Bismillah you come to an exam. What do you say?
Right? Because you know, it's not about how good you are, how hard you work, how much you know, energy you're going to put at the end of the day, the risk was with law, the life is with a lot. And therefore I will return to a law becomes important. Top law that second thing to remember the third and task robot to be thankful to Allah subhana wa Tada. And thinking about as though a gel is not just simply a thing. And hamdulillah thankfulness to Allah is three things
that what you have been given you use to your best.
The worst way of recognizing a lot is that the talent that you have, you don't use it.
A lot gave you a skill and you're in a workplace and you only work just enough now. That's not faithfulness to Omar thankfulness to Allah is as the prophets I send them says men and maybe I'm
the one who's gonna do anything, let him do it perfectly. That your aim perfection, shocker to Allah. thankfulness is to use what Allah has given you, to the best of your ability, in that which second in that which pleases Him and third, to limit its usage in that which will displease him soprano Tada. Those are the three steps of faithfulness to unlock the Almighty.
So the first cure to the barriers of the dounia maps of the shavon of how of desire the first is tough to increase.
Our awareness and therefore Allah sends a seasons of taqwa. Every so often there's opportunities to increase or to one of them the month of Ramadan is coming. Allah subhanaw taala tells us Lal Lakhan
perhaps by the end of it, you will have attained a higher level of taqwa. And perhaps the next year comes you will even attain higher levels of tough love. And perhaps at the closing of the month of Ramadan, you will maintain your taqwa after Ramadan, I love them.
The second way of breaking the barriers
is to come closer to the model of life of the Prophet and Clementine said and it's collectively called sooner. We hear this word often soon not of the Prophet and hundreds I sell them does not mean Hadith. Know, the Hadees tell us about the sun. But the sun that is the life of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and how we live in accordance to the certain map is not a checklist. It's not Oh, I did this today. I said Bismillah I did this today. I did this today. The Sunnah of the Prophet Mohammed Salim is a conduct in your life that is consistent holistically in every aspect. You don't just do student not as it relates to prayer. And then forget soon enough
about kindness to your spouse. You don't just do so now. As it relates to the job that you make before you break your fast but you look at the sooner or where you park your car when you go to the gym after print on a leaf. sooner. Right you have in Australia. We have we you know almost every Masjid in Perth is under council review. The city council has parking problems their neighbors are always complaining. Muslims are parking on their lawn, driving over their flowerbed. blinking breaking their irrigation you know things why they park messily Oh, I can't miss I don't want to miss the first rock I've thrown away. So what do you do you come you park anywhere you throw your
car and you think you're going to do sooner which is totally here. But you've left the greater Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu ala. kindness to your neighbors kindness to the people that don't know Islam, the job of Juniper where is the suit? So certainly is not, at times always present in people's minds. They look at it in terms of how do I read this.
but what about your lifestyle, your habits, how you greet people, how you how you treat others, those above you those beneath you your mode of life, your whole life is based on sooner what is the greatest sin of the messenger Muhammad? What is the one way that Allah subhanho wa Taala describes moving on, he says raw metal.
Whatever he did was a source of mercy. He was merciful in how he treated others and how he spoke to others in dealing with his enemy in dealing with his friend dealing with a swipe. You know, the prophet Mohammed Salim he tells us it's better to be merciful and kind then right. You know what that means?
Someone could be 100% wrong. You have the proof they're wrong.
But it's better for you to be kind and merciful in pointing out their error. Then to be here you go look around your let me show you. Look. No, that's not the prophets. I said. Kindness is more virtuous for us as believers then the right or establishing the truth or establishing a limit. And you have people often within our communities as Muslims. Something has happened wrong. How do they they want now to show this is wrong.
sweetener. I'm going to show you the sweetener now. Cobra Whoa, okay. We made a mistake manage. We're sorry. Now. Sorry. It's not enough. You need to know you're wrong. Let me show you here and here and here. And here. Know, the prophet Mohammed was lm was not like that.
And there's examples in his life of plenty to show that our mode of life when he tells us I left with you to hold on and my sooner if you follow it, you'll never go astray. It's not he said I left you with the Quran and the words people will tell you about he says my student of my way of life. So you look to his way of lifestyle a lot. He was
and probably one of the essentials, that's missing in our contemporary lives as Muslims is a genuine concern for others.
Now Allah subhana wa tada promises. Men love your hand. Man love your ham law You're the one who is not merciful to others or not will not show them mercy.
Now a lot of links His mercy to you, in your kindness and mercy to others. This is a student net omiya that counts the universe is built on this premise. No one does something for someone except that Allah will reward them for dunya an alpha. No one will be gentle with someone except Allah will be gentle to them. No one will give to someone except Allah to give to them. No one will hide someone shame and mistake except Allah will hide their shame and mistake. No one will treat another fairly, except a lot will cause others to treat him fairly. No one will protect an innocent person who's absent from protecting himself, except a lot will send someone to protect them when they're
opposite from protecting themselves. These are ideals.
We call them in Islam play a part in you know, under party, I'm standing there the things that our faith stands on foundations of principles of faith.
And therefore that is an essential. The treatment of others is as important as our relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala as individuals.
Our treatment of others must always have a law in our intention. What do we mean when we say we intended Allah?
What is near me as for things, okay, these are some important media for sanada for CRM, whatever it may be media in life is four things. One
it's between you and Allah. This is between me and a law and therefore we call it the last one My only rule in the law was missing me. No, I'm not doing it. Because someone's watching want to you acknowledge a loved one Sit down. So it's not just I'm doing it for Allah. But it's because you alone asked me to be kind to others. me to pray to you alone? Me too fast the month of Ramadan? Two.
I expect number three, are you expected to reward?
Yeah, Allah, where's my reward? You promised the one who praised the Latina accent.
The one who does good will get good. The one who does good will have harm relieved from them. So there's an expectation of reward from Allah dunya and alpha. And therefore in the month of Ramadan, the prophets I send him says as a garrington Bollywood Muslim, the one who fasts Ramadan with Eman And with FSR with belief and knowing they will be rewarded is out. Or Allah I want this in my account on the day of
their sins are forgiven. So I do this for Allah. Oh Allah you asked me to do this or Allah reward me because you asked me to do this. And finally a lot accepted. Because you can do it one to the first three, but you might still not be sure will a lot except
a lot of the minga will accept it from us. You might go too harsh. You've made Li you've left your work you've left you've spent money you've made many years ago too harsh on the baker lahoma bake all you asked me to come You can't judge you're doing Hajj or Allah reward me for Hajj. And then number four, along with a couple of law accepted. I've done it but I'm not sure is it accepted or not accepted. This is our near as Muslims, these four things are true conditions for me, for us, that our actions are accepted by Allah and therefore becomes essential in that third part. That is a part of your kind conduct to others. Your aim is Allah because Allah asked you and because you will
be rewarded by the law. That negates what people will give you in return.
Sometimes you go and you do you go out of your way to help someone
and you don't even get a smile or thinking it happens often. You think I've done
okay, just a thank you. I don't want anything else. No
And that's why the prophets I send them he says the one who doesn't think people cannot think alone because people expect to thank you even if it's for Allah, you still expect he was there just like a lot. Thank you. May Allah reward you right? Sometimes you do some not even think it doesn't matter to you because you had nelia it's for Allah. If I get the thank you doesn't destroy my video it was for a lot anyway. Finally,
my dear brothers and sisters
The last thing that helps us overcome those four barriers between us and repenting to Allah is repenting to
you have to say to yourself, I must make Toba from what I know I've done wrong
or I must make is still far from what I don't know I did wrong. The difference between Toba and it's the forest simple, Toba you know what it is you made a mistake and so you say along mainly to LA or LA Forgive me for this thing I did. Yeah, la took to LA I miss value or LA forgive me I miss pressure.
It's the Fall is for the things you and I do wrong in our life that we didn't pay attention to. And therefore even the Prophet Muhammad. So I send him he says to us, that there are actions in our life that we do. I mean, the be the NEMA filet letter, one map. There are mistakes we make in our life that are more hidden from us than the footsteps of an ant in the dark night. You're in your room sleeping, you don't see that and crawling across the wall. That same thing is your scene. Sometimes you gave someone a book, you didn't know it hurt them.
You said something about a brother or a sister You didn't know that it affected them so badly. So So will you didn't intend it to that degree. But it hurt them. It's a mistake. So you say who la mingma Alamo, were ma da, Allah. The Prophet would say Allah forgive me for what I know, and what I do not know. So
how do we make Toba to Allah subhanho wa Taala the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he tells us, ma'am in
Santa Domingo in Zion Buhari, no servant makes the best will do they can some muscle locata and makes to Raka to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah was still for a law and as a law for forgiveness or make Toba to a law in the law.
Except their sentence forgiving, doesn't matter what it was. And there's numerous cases where people will come to say the Prophet I did this, I did this, this and the Prophet say go make will do as well and we'll make it perfect. Well, suddenly a lot of time and make to look out to a lot and ask him for forgiveness. Toba, you identify your mistake and stop.
You regret in your heart that it was done. And third, you intend never to return to it again. And even if you return to it again, your toe but if it was sincere is accepted. And you make another Toba for the time you did or repeated the mistake, whether it was a day later or years later, right? tober is not
compounded, your mistakes are not compound. If you make Toba and it's accepted in short, lots accepted. If you do the same mistake again a day later, or a year later, whatever it may be. It doesn't say all that tobis cancelled both mistakes. Now count no loss of Hannah multilevel fool.
The one who turned to a law in tober. It is as if they have not done that scene ever.
It's like it was nothing that they had ever done in their life. In fact, a law says you bet the law who say
a lot of changes their mistakes into righteous deeds. The scholars they said how is it righteous deeds have to live up to the Sahaba of the prophets I send them he said, a lot will transform the say
it will literally that sin becomes a good deed because they were sincere. I'm a warrior he says not just that it transforms it means a lot we'll give them life and good deeds in it to cancel out those evil deeds. And therefore some scholars they say the sign of your total bet is that you begin to do good deeds in place of the sinful deeds. You begin to see a change in your life, right.
is the Toba to last?
what an evil either won't be returned to Allah. Never My dear sister, my dear brother in Islam, are you further away from a lot more than one step?
As far as the oceans may have drowned you in the dunya as corrupt as your soul, you may think it is as many shayateen as you think live with you.
You're only one step to
that step is
a to be the law. I returned to you, the word Toba me would you return to where you belong to the one who needs you. Lots of Canada needs you not every need for you, but needs you to acknowledge Him because He loves you. So Carla Machado, and therefore the scholars of Islam, they tell us that we love Allah subhanho wa Taala not because we want a lot in our life, but because we need a lot in our life.
Without Allah subhana wa Tada, you are left to your own devices, you're left to yourself. You may live a life. But at the end of it you find yourself lonely, depressed, distinct, and aware of your relationship with the makers of Harvard. My final word of advice is the words of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
he narrates to us the words of Allah, and it's called the heavy footsie with a prophet tells us Allah said but it is not for
the Prophet Mohammed's by selling themselves
an insect or gene, if every human being and every gene were to be made one button, if all of us were one person, and I would even
upon the purity of one man's heart, all of us were one person. And we were all pure. It would not honor a lot more than he is honored today. Mazda, Allah subhanho, wa Taala, it would not increase a lot in matches. And if every human being and if every gene came together, and it's as if they were one body, on the filthiest of heart, it would not diminish a love, honor one drop.
And it's all of us came together, in one place. At one time, all human beings, from Adam, until the end of time, stood in one moment, and every one of us petitioned and asked a law for an individual, selfish need and he gave it to all of us. It would not diminish the laws the risk for us, I think
a lot is a medical disease. He is the Lord of all things. He is beyond beginning or end. He is a high alpha you Wherever living the sustaining soul sapan
ma mutawatir cotton in a
leaf falls off a tree, except it's in his knowledge.
Not a seed in the darkness of the earth. Except it's with him in knowledge, the power.
No human being is in distress without care. No.
No one oppresses another except he knows it. No one is oppressed except he knows of your condition.
And Allah subhanahu wa taala seeks and desires for you to return to Him. And He says to us for a minute that
Where do you think you're going?
To where are you going? As far as you may go away from me off that path? Where are you going? What an evil eternal return to Allah subhanho wa Taala all have already had a lot of stuff a lot of anybody would have confessed. I'll fill in that hole for Rahim.
I ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To bless my brothers and sisters here in Mississauga and ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, to increase them in taqwa and to bless me and then in insight and love of God.
I ask Allah subhana wa Taala, to open our hearts to love
and to open our eyes to its words and statements and to allow it sound to fill our ears and our hearts as the loss of Hanna mortality teachers from mobile and the things that we don't know and to help us remember from the things that we have forgotten as the last part of
Allah to attach our children to the as philosopher Hallo to Allah to return our children and our elders to the Quran. As philosopher Hallo to Allah to bless us with the commencement of the month of Ramadan and to accept in it our month of fasting and our prayers by its night, and our citation of the whole army in its day. Now as colossal partner mortality send this Baraka upon us here today, and to help us from those who stand up to be from those who are forgiven before we leave our seats. And ask Allah subhana wa Taala to return us to our homes with an increase in goods, and an increase in health and an increase in all that we seek of good of this dunya and in better for the alpha and
ask Allah subhana wa Taala to help us follow the life of the Prophet Muhammad's life and to make us love his sin no more than that we love anything else. Ask us ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless those who administer his blessing company, and to bless those who work for it. And to increase the awareness of their dealings with a law and to help them lead it in this country into the best of that which they seek. And ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us don't hide that goodness in this dunya and greatness in the arsenal and to protect us from Johanna. ask Allah subhana wa Taala to give us a testament and also and to accept our return to Him. ask Allah subhana wa Taala to make us
shameful of our dealings with him. And ask Allah subhana wa Taala to accept the little that we do, and increase it for us on the Day of Judgment. And ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us the great that we do, and make it little for us other day of judgment as philosopher no to Allah to give us our books in our right hand on the day of judgment and to make us from those who will live next to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa was seldom what after is our handling of the line I mean, possibly level marcellin was never ever you know Mohamed, so kind of along another 100 children
are suffering but to really was saramonic more to life.