Seeking Forgiveness At The End Of Ramadan

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Jummah Khutbah at the Valley Ranch Islamic Center – Al-Istagfaar…Seeking Forgiveness At The End Of Ramadan

2017-06-23 – Ramadan 2017

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Allah hematuria fusina Satya Marina Maria de La La La La La La La La La La La La La ilaha illallah wa la sharika lahu Asha ana Muhammadan rasul

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la hora pseudo foccacia Posen Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Allah, Allah Allah, Allah tala

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Haji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Mashallah muramasa to Hakuna Matata, Tabitha Bakula, la la, la la la la la la, la la la vida de la Maddy brothers and sisters in this final Friday of the month of Ramadan May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us all tofield to continue the month of Ramadan. I mean, and this last Friday of the month of Ramadan, people always expect to hear a message that what is the Quranic be after the month of Ramadan? How should we follow up with what we have done during the month of Ramadan? Obviously, it's very important message there is no doubt about it. The reason for this because Allah subhanho wa Taala puts the field in the hearts of many, many people in their

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effort, which means a loss of habitat guidance for them after finishing a good deed to follow all of that good deed with another good deed. And they say one of the signs of kaboodle Iman, one of the signs that Allah subhanho wa Taala has accepted the sacrifice accepted your good deeds is that he inspires you and he makes it easy for you to follow up with more good deeds. If you see yourself in clients after the month of Ramadan of doing better, doing more, or at least maintaining what you've been doing during the month of Ramadan, then that is a very good sign. That's an indicator. But if you feel that after the month of Ramadan, you breaking loose, like Finally,

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Allah subhanaw taala forgive you. And Allah will accept at least one of the good deeds that you've done in the month of Ramadan. And what I'm saying at least one good deed of the month of Ramadan because Allah Allah tala de la nwaba he said that you should be worrying about accepting them and accepting your good deeds then the deed itself. Don't go and brag about what you've done in Ramadan.

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Don't go and brag on how many times you finished the Quran from cover to cover or how many like how did you pray, if you don't take up or not, don't brag about these things. Don't put so much effort and try to recognize yourself for the thing that you do. What you need to worry about and focus on is how much of what I've done was worthy of being accepted.

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How much of what I've done, I feel and I believe it's worthy to give to be given to Allah subhanho wa Taala that sacrifice that I'm given for the sake of Allah azza wa jal, that is where you want to worry about because he continues his statement he says, because he says, If Allah subhanaw taala accept from you to America, then that is a testimony from Allah azza wa jal that you are a righteous person. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in cabo la Mata kin, Allah subhanho wa Taala accept only from the righteous

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and if something was accepted from you, then that definitely is a sign of righteousness, malice of how to make them uncomfortable. I mean, the whole month of Ramadan was about attorney attorney righteousness, right? That's what we'll be talking about from the very beginning of the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Yeah, you heard Edina M and O you who believed koulibaly camassia muka makuti Paladin amicably, coolala Khun fast it was prescribed for you the way was prescribed for those who will before will Allah code so that you might attend righteousness? So the whole purpose of the month of Ramadan is bring that sense of the self consciousness about Allah

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subhanho wa Taala in your life has this increased since the beginning of the month of Ramadan?

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Has this increased for you since the beginning of the month of Ramadan? And if so, if so, then what is after what happened after the month of Ramadan? Is it going to decrease? Now that is the thing that you need to worry about. Now, a lot of people they ask me Okay, can you help me out I need I need to have a schedule. I need to have a way that would help me shallow to Allah continuing after the month of Ramadan What should I do after the month of Ramadan to maintain this healthy relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala now here's the thing. You know, like the prophet SAW Sam has been asked this questions over and over again over and over again. The answer is the professor's

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usually give the Sahaba The last item amazing and brilliant. Because the expectation of the people from themselves, the expectation from themselves is to do what to do a lot.

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That's what we expect. When a man come to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and he says Yasser Allah, you know, colouful Islamic Allah.

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Tell me something about Islam. I don't have to worry about asking anyone after you. Like explain it to me in a way that I don't have to talk to anybody after you. And of course you actually

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fact the processor allows them to give him a list of goodies I left two explanations like many people today when someone asked about Islam, amen, you bring to them everything from the beginning to the end.

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And here's the prophets of Allah Salam when he was asked this question he said to him very simple message he says, cool, I meant to Billa to Mr. Can you say I believe and then prove it.

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As simple as that, you want to be a Muslim? Then just claim it

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says that I believe, but then prove it. So it's not just about claiming it isn't about just saying it with your tongue and your mouth? No, it's about actually shoving it through your actions. So the prophets Allah Sam summarize Islam and the message of Islam to him and these two words are meant to Billa you say I believe in Allah, and then follow through by proving it. So muster can remain on this path. Okay, but then, what do I need to do to prove it? What can I do to prove it? Alhamdulillah our Deen is not about putting hardships on you. It's about removing hardships. And again, it's not about the amount of good deeds that you do as much as the quality of the good deed

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and the sincerity of what you're doing. That would matter the most with Allah subhanho wa Taala. A man came the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says Yasser Allah in anti Islamic Casali the Shah has a right to the slum, the practices of Islam are becoming too many. And I'm kind of getting confused and distracted. I don't think I can handle all these things. This is probably the feeling and the perception of each and every one of us today at the end of the month of Ramadan. I've done fasting for 30 days inshallah 29 or 30 days lohana but then palla been doing priamo Lane every single night. Wow, I haven't done that before. And then I'd be coming to the masjid almost every single day and

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believe it or not fudger and Russia Wow, I don't need you to do that throughout the year. But Ramadan is a blessing is higher. And I've given so much money I have done this and I have done that. And when you think about what you have achieved in the month of Ramadan, it's amazing. It's monumental, monumental work Subhanallah great. But then can I keep up with that after the month of Ramadan? For many people? Probably not. That energy might not continue with us after the month of Ramadan. So what is it that I can hold on to that can hold on to that would help Michelle data flow throughout the month of Ramadan? So this man who asked the professor Sam this question and he said

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yes Allah the Shire of Islam are becoming too many I can't do all these things. So what should I do tell me about something you can reboot him in a gentle by reading him in a na. I want one thing that you can recommend for me, that brings me closest to Allah Subhana Allah bring me closest to Jenna and kiss me farthest from Johanna.

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Obviously, in our own ways of thinking we might look for the hardest thing you can do in order for you to value that that sacrifice at the at the highest level. So you're looking at something that is so huge to achieve. But the prophets Allah was not about how much he said Sora la la, la la la la la la la Copa America la as long as you keep your tongue moist and remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala you're good.

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Look how simple that is. As long as you keep your tongue moist, remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala how much effort does that take from you anyway? How much preparation do you need to do that? Nothing.

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You could do your liquor, you could do your liquor without even having to do

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you walk in the street you can make the car you can drive you can make the water do your assignment you can make the car whatever that you do some Chanukah still remember Allah subhanho wa Taala you can continue making that declare you know throughout the entire day and night and there is no need for any specifics for you as to to achieve that highest degree in gender and fit for staying far away from Johanna remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala so if someone now is overwhelmed, at the end of the month of Ramadan, they see that what they have done is so great and they feel guilty knowing that the end the moment the moment ends, I will not be able to keep up with that. So Allah, the

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spirit of Ramadan, the spirit of the congregation, and the Jamaat in itself is amazing. And I'm going to miss it. Well if you're going to miss that spirit of the Gema then in this case start with yourself continue with the remembering Allah Subhana Allah like the advice or the professor was given to this man.

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Okay, some of you might say but you know what kind of decrease should I do? What is the best sticker I should maintain after the month of Ramadan? Is it safe to panel Alhamdulillah Allah Allah Akbar as you're saying this is saying that what kind of liquor is the best declare after you finish a good deed?

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The best because I would like to commend for you for those who would like to continue after the month of Ramadan, maintaining the healthy relationship with Allah subhana wa Tada. I recommend for you one form of decline is what we call still far

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is still far seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. seeking forgiveness from Allah Zoda when I say seeking forgiveness, let's talk about this a little bit. What is it Why is it so important anyway to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala It is so important because there is no profit no messenger almost that was mentioned.

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The Quran that didn't seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal, even the MBR even the MBR those who are infallible, those who don't do these mistakes like we do, they still sought forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal

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no hallah his ceram he encouraged his people how to start your back home in Ocala, Florida. He himself is a rebel fully believer he, Allah forgive me and forgive my my parents so even know how to histogram. Ibrahim on Instagram did the same thing to musala histogram and even the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he says don't feel lost forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal fen Phen yourself Allah Leon Amara, I say forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala every day more than 70 times. And seven in the Arabic language doesn't mean seven zero it means actually a lot. Like even the Prophet says like I seek forgiveness symbolizes you

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better see forgiveness.

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So seeking forgiveness and number of people, some people that might wander and ask the same but hold on a second. I mean, we're finishing an act of good deeds.

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I mean, we have done a whole month of very bad Why would we need to seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala? Should we be expecting that award from Allah azza wa jal absolutely have that hope and the rewards of Allah subhanho wa Taala but you need to worry about this being accepted or not in the first place. That's why we seek forgiveness from Allah azza wa jal as a matter of fact, seeking forgiveness at the end of each act. Each good deed is systematic in our practice of our dean. Look at Salah for example. The moment you finish your Salah, say salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa salam aleikum wa Taala. What is the first thing that was recommended for you to say, I start from

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LA to La

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Jolla, I asked for forgiveness, I asked for forgiveness. I asked for forgiveness. Right after finishing Salah has the same thing. had the same thing Allah subhanho wa Taala are all of the Hajaj. So Matthew and Hazel father Nasser was stopped for a law, that when you're done from arafa, and you just you know the dispatch and depart depart from alpha, he said, first up for law seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala SubhanAllah. They've been standing in our office all day, all day, what were they doing anyway, they were still seeking forgiveness. And even with that, they were required to seek forgiveness. Probably because they're seeking they're actually seeking for forgiveness and

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requires seeking forgiveness from them.

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Because they haven't done maybe enough, they fell short probably over they need to do a little bit more. That's the same thing for us here at the end of the month of Ramadan, towards the end of the month of Ramadan, if I would like to recommend to each and every one of us here, one act one form of a better one form a very bad one form of active worship that will help us to shut off the bar code Allah maintain that momentum after the month of Ramadan. Help us to maintain a healthy relationship with the Prophet Mohammed with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And even with the practice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they let us do this. Let's just do this. Let's continue so you can

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still fall and seeking forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now Okay, how should I seek that forgiveness? How should I seek forgiveness from Allah subhanho wa Taala there are many, many, many different ways. Obviously, the highest form of seeking forgiveness actually is engaging in multiple acts of everybody. Not just pronounciation was too far. Like for example.

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Fasting is a form of sacred forgiveness as well remember, it's an activity bada when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was, was seen praying to God every night and he would stand up all night almost until his feet gets swollen Salatu Laos Rahmani

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Raheem Cheeto, the Prophet salla semirara sola, why would you do this to yourself? limited to a Buddhist Sangha for Allahu Mata.

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Mata, Allah has forgiven your sins anyway. So why would you? Why would you put yourself to fatigue like this? He said, I felt an akuna abdon Shakira, if I know that Allah has forgiven me Sure and then become a grateful servant.

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So even though you're forgiven, very still doing more.

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So the best of course of a bother is to engage in more active regard. But when it comes to the pronunciation, the multiple words of saying that the easiest and the simple way of saying is still far as to say, I stole from law.

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This is the simple way of saying it. Because when we say a stuck federal law in the Arabic language, and a verb that begins with LFC into like a star through a standard demo, this is actually the LFC and that means to solicit something to seek something. So when you say a star, federal law, you're seeking something What is this thing is a lot of fun. And the meaning of a franchise to understand the meaning of front there is also the word called alpha in the Quran. So the sooner so alpha fron are still far here coming from alpha while ago for the Arabic language alpha and the Arabic language actually

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The essence of war front means concealment.

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to me means concealment.

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What does that mean? Exactly? means the mistakes I've done, they're not going to go anywhere. They're not registered. They're written. They're there on my account on my records. I can I can just remove them. So what do I need from Allah subhanho wa Taala to conceal them.

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So when you say a stuffed gorilla, like yada, yada Allah, conceal myself, cover them up.

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Like I know that I've done wrong, I admitted, I can change this right now. But I want you to cover it up for me. And the last panel that has the power, if this will be covered from the eyes of the people and the use of the people and the loss of Hannah what that will bring on the day of judgment and he will say you know what, as in the Hadith Rasulullah, Salah Sam said, if a person commits something, commits a sin and never publicize that let you keep it between you and the lies the origin. Allah subhanho wa Taala Day of Judgment, he will bring you in.

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And he will, he will actually count all these provocations. We see up the file together of al Qaeda of al Qaeda, my servant, you have done this, you've done this, you've done this, you've done this, and the person will feel that he's doomed. like wow, all of this panela the minor and the major they're already registered. He feels doomed. And then Allah subhana wa tada said rocket refer to her rocket Petunia rocket way to anchor for lack of a denier. I've concealed this for you in dunya and this world, and I now forgive you all these sins, take him to Jenna

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mela make us among the Mirabella men.

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So Oliver Fran and the Arabic language is when you ask Allah Subhana Allah to cover your sins that no one will see.

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Now there is a higher degree that is still far.

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The higher degree is called the Arabic language course Allahu

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Allah for the translation for the word doc was pardoned.

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And the difference between wulfrun and Apple is different. You're asking Allah subhana wa Taala to cover it up and conceal it.

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Allah for you ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to erase it.

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like it never happened like it's completely gone from the record.

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And that's why when the prophets Allah Salah when I showed the law, she said, Yasser Allah, if I would live without catch later to Qatar, what is the best I should ask Allah subhanho wa Taala What did they tell her to say? He said, Cooley Allahumma Anika foon to help Bulava. saffron. Oh Allah you are full visual you love forgiveness, you love to pardon Your servants to help Aleph five one so Allah not just forgive me actually pardon me which means erase them out. So two things we need to engage in shallow data and the next few days nights and also after the month of Ramadan seek Allah hunters forgiveness and apple. So we set a stop federal law with a lahoma in a car for women to have

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Bulava saffron or the simple message or the simple statement of phrase to say Allahumma like Was it a start for Allah we say Allah humma Fulani, Allah pardon me because you need these sins to be forgiven. And you need them to be gone.

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And if you can engage in such a revival on regular basis, Allah subhanho wa Taala guarantees at the end of your life that you come to Allah subhanho wa Taala with clean records. May Allah Subhana Allah make us among those who will come to a loss of Hana with critical durable, I mean, lots of how to give us the ability system for regularly audible I mean, a lot of how they give us all if we are blind I mean, may Allah subhana wa Taala May Allah azzawajal change all our say add into her senate? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make it easy for us in the scalar LLM in Abu Dhabi had I was taught through law the money will come

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through in order for Rahim

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Alhamdulillah hearable alameen wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira mama but mighty brothers and sisters, you know, there's many many ways of secrets the father and secret so far from Allah subhanho wa Taala saying that Allah is the simple way and the easiest way of doing that. But there are many many, many different phrases we could you could use that one of them is a form of victory, which is cool. So let's say you still fall like the master and, and the prime of the form of a steel fork is when you admit First of all, you're up admit your blemishes you admit your weakness to Allah subhanho wa Taala and

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then ask his assistance. Aloma we say when he says the father seek Allah subhana wa Taala that my Lord, I am a human being I'm weak. I admit my faults. I admit my mistakes to you

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Delilah men and ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive you this sense look this, this draws you to this too far look it up in that car, look it up in the morning in the evenings and make sure that you beat it becomes one of your one of your regular words, teach this to your children print it out, put it somewhere in the house where everybody can read it and anybody can repeat that inshallah terracotta Allah on regular basis on regular basis make sure that say they're still far as part of your morning and your evening declare at least at least to do that once a day twice. And if you can do more shallow diabolical data then go ahead and do it. Remember, even the most righteous people

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that are undecided in the south are far from Allah subhanho wa Taala if the NBA did that, then how about us today towards the end of the month of Ramadan, we definitely we need that moment right now the moment of remorse is gonna come but at the same time I want you also to be to be happy that our last panel that enabled you to survive and live all these days of the month of Ramadan and then you ask a lot of hard to help you complete the month of Ramadan. So May Allah Subhana Mecca some of those who will complete the month of Ramadan horrible Allah min and celebrate their era Brahmin Lama Taco Bell Manasa mana, llama Taco Bell Manasa mana, Taco Bell mahna mahna mahna mahna mahna Vasa

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Europa tuna, la mata caminata, Lovato Quran, Allah hamato coppermine Attila water Quran, Allah Hamada coppermine Attila water, Quran, Allah Masato Bahama, Xena,

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Xena, Allah Hamada rajyotsava should not be a lien man. Nabina was a dino Shahada in Salama Nabina Muhammad wa ala Muhammad Salah