Channel: Yasir Qadhi
Shaykh Yasir Qadhi delves on the Name of Allah which is Al Afuww. This means that Allah overlooks and neglects a sin committed by us as if it never took place and overlooks it as if it never happened.
Al Afuww is mentioned 5 times in the Qur’an. Allah being Al Afuww necessitates our deepest gratitude and thanks to Allah.
The best example of exhibition of Afuww is seen in the story of the slander of Aisha RA. Abu Bakr RA, her father had a relative by the name of Mistah bin Uthatha who was being helped by Abu Bakr RA in terms of monetary relief. But he was the prime candidate involved in this demeaning act against his daughter. When Abu Bakr RA heard of this, he was dejected and resorted to cutting off all ties with him in every way.
But Allah SWT revealed verses of Surah Nur relieving her from the accusation and in verse 22 of Surah Noor Allah revealed: ‘And let not those among you who are blessed with graces and wealth swear not to give (any sort of help) to their kinsmen, Al-Masakin (the poor), and those who left their homes for Allah’s Cause. Let them pardon and forgive. Do you not love that Allah should forgive you? And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.’
Haman hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad in other audio sipg Marina Marburg. Tonight is the 23rd night as we are all aware, and the name that I have chosen is very important for this and for every single odd night and that is the name of a law that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commanded us to use on the odd nights. And that is the name of Allah foo. That is the name.
Excuse me, the name of our foo. foo is mentioned in the Quran and Sunnah. And it occurs both as a proper noun and as a verb. And the verb alpha means to erase to the point that no trace is left to erase so that no trace is left. So the arrows would say that the wind alpha, the footsteps in the desert, so when the person is walking in the desert, the leaves footsteps, the wind the alpha, alpha to react, the wind blows away the footsteps you know, the soft desert sand when you're walking after a few footsteps, you look back and you see nothing. The wind literally erases it away. So allow foo is the one who by his nature overlooks the sin. By His nature, he neglects the sin. In other words,
he doesn't even take into account that the sin occurred. So allow foo in one sense is more powerful than another fool, because of a fool means to cover the sin up. A fool means that you have blocked the effects of the sin. Allah foo means the sin never took place. You literally wipe the slate clean. This is what an awful means. And Allah subhana wa Taala mentions the name of foo five times in the Quran. And as for the verb, it occurs almost a dozen times, and it is typically used for very major sins that allies though it just says he has awful has forgiven them. So for example, when the bunny is wrong, he worshiped a calf besides Allah, they took a false god. Allah subhana wa tada says
so much original, they took the caf member at the Mirage for our phone and Dallek, we overlooked and neglected the fact that they worshipped a calf besides us the worst sin imaginable, as we know that shouldn't have been brought in. They were saved from Freetown, they saw the Dead Sea split in front of them, they crossed over to safety and then they demanded a false god and they worshipped the heifer the calf and Allah azza wa jal says even though you saw the signs and you worship the God we were the ones are fona angelic, we were there was neglected and ignored that and we continue to bless you. So when our food overlooks the biggest of all sins, and Allah subhana wa tada mentions
that of his nature, Allah subhana wa tada says, Well yeah, for unconcealed that Allah forgives much, and I use the word forgive, because there is no English equivalent of APU. I'm translating it as the same as a translate mellifera even though APU is not mellifera APU means to wipe away and Allah says wait for an cateel Allah wipes away most of your sins he neglects and ignores them because if Allah did not neglect and ignore them, then we would have no chance of survival. And Allah subhana wa tada reminds us that our that his APU upon us necessitates our thanks. Allah says through my phone, I'm coming by the da de la la quinta Sharon, then we wiped away your sins, even though you did it, we
wiped it away, so that you could show thanks to us. So the fact that a lot ignores and neglects our sins wipes them away brings about a discussion of Our thankfulness to him. And of course, the verb recurs as we said many times in the Quran, perhaps one of the most famous times is at the end of sleutel bacara. Is that the end of suta bacara that we ask Allah subhana wa Tada. That word one word filled and Warhammer antimo Lana from Sunil COVID caffine those two verses that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam reminded us were sent down from under the throne of Allah, they were revealed from under the throne of Allah subhanho wa Taala some of the most powerful verses in the
Koran and we asked Allah wa one world Filipina Warhammer antimo Lana, you are our molar and protector, so help us against those who have rejected you. So why do we say waterfall and well fildena what Hamner was the, the nuance of each one of them. So poverty quote some of the famous scholars
Those of you see it by saying, wow for an hour law, if we fail to do what we're supposed to do, while federal law if we do what we're not supposed to do, what a Hamner because no matter how much we do, we will not earn your agenda. So why why not when we don't do what we're supposed to do, when Farrell Anna, when we do what we're not supposed to do, what I have not because no matter what we don't do or do, we will not earn your gender without your Rama. So we need your Rama to push us along and to get us where we need to go. So we ask Allah for food and for Mo Farah and for Rama and Allah subhana wa Taala loves this attribute. And that is why especially tonight we should be
reminded of this attribute, because when it was the last odd nights of later to have the night of Ramadan, and Ayesha was worshipping Allah, as you saw the Prophet sallallahu Sallam also worshipping so she said, Yeah, rasulillah What should I say if tonight happens to be native to the other? What is the drought I should say if this should be Laila to cuddle? And we all know what answer he gave, because we say it every single night in our pm and our Twitter and our app, and she said to his beloved wife, that say to Allah, Allahu Allah in nikka r fu one, Kareem on to a bull Africa five one, this is the day that we should especially be saying on these odd nights of the last 10 nights
of Ramadan, Allah you are the food and you are the generous and you love to erase sins to hate boo, boo, therefore erase our sins. And so Allah azza wa jal loves to practice our food, and he loves those who practice our food themselves. Allah loves our food, and he loves those amongst us who practice our food. How do we gain a lot of food by practicing our food in our own daily lives. And Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us instead of the Shura from an alpha or a Jew, who Allah, Allah talks about people who drink balloon to one another. Then Allah says, but if somebody has done learn to you, you from an alpha what you should try your best to forgive and forget and mend the bonds
while he is broken ties you try your best to mend ties for a Jew who Allah whoever does that, then Allah subhana wa tada will give him his reward. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala commands us to respond with evil with our food by erasing that evil from our hearts and Allah mentions in the Quran. What antiflu Acropolis taqwa, if you can forgive the wrong that is done to you if you just wipe it out from your heart. And how difficult is that, you know, we are taught as children that I'll forgive but I won't forget. This is not apple. This is Mo Farah to be brutal. This is Mo Farah monk Pharaoh means I'll protect you from the consequences of your actions. Right. Murphy's Law is
good. It's not bad. But higher than that. I shall forgive and I'll pretend it never happened. That is what I feel is that's the height. And that is what Allah mentions in the Quran. What antao fu aka Buddha taqwa. If you can wipe it out of your heart, somebody has done it wrong to you. Then that is the gist of taqwa, aka Buddha taco translate. The essence of taqwa. It doesn't translate is closer to taqwa as some people translate ocra taco that is the gist of taqwa that is the pinnacle of taqwa to be able to wipe out the wrongs that people do to from your heart. And Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us especially Who are the people we should practice after with the most our loved ones, our
children, our spouses. Allah says in the Quran, in the mean as far as you can work without income, I do worry
that some of your spouses and children there are enemies to pause here. A lot of people misunderstand what is the mean enemies and then we'll first soon explain by enemies it means it is possible you will be diverted from the worship of Allah and your priorities because of them. Because the number one distraction in the dunya is children and family and many times we will do how wrong to please them. Many times we will earn how our money to please them many times we will not pray because we think we're doing something to please our children. So Allah says Be careful sometimes in men, sometimes your own families can become your enemies without even you knowing it. You are made
them your enemies because they're dragging you down and harming you. So then what is the law say? If you realize that's happening, right? Don't take it out on them. Don't take it out on them. We're in thusfar who will tell us firewall rule for in the law of photo Rahim. You have to erase so for example, realistic example that maybe your children
When your spouse is asking something that is not the best thing islamically right, not the best thing. They want something that you might have to earn her arm ways, or it will distract you from something. So don't take it out on them. Because it's your job, you're being tempted by them. That's true, but your anger should not be taken out on them. This is your temptation. What in tough who, what us for who will tell Pharaoh, if you can erase from your heart the anger that you have, what does fire Oh, turn over a new leaf ignore start on a new page, what's all futile and don't make that what they have attempted to do? A means to harm them later on? No, because in the end of the day, as
we know we work together to strive to achieve a less pleasure. So Allah commands us to practice Afu when it comes to our wives and our children, and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in the Quran in to go to higher on otaku into 200, otaku and zoo in for Enola, Ghana, a full one car dealer, that interview to hire an otaku alter of one suit, if you demonstrate your charity, or you give it secretly, or you forgive three things Allah mentions, if you do something great, or you do it in secret, or you forgive somebody, whatever you do, then Allah is awful. And Claudia, these are three avenues of coming close to Allah, doing something publicly like giving charity, doing something
privately like praying in your home, or forgiving someone. These are three things and Allah says whatever you do, then Allah is our food and ideas. And one of the most powerful verses and I wish I could go into this in a tangent, but again, time is always of the essence here, the beautiful, beautiful, beautiful story of the slander of Irish, it's a painful story. It's an emotional story. Perhaps one of the most emotional stories of the whole Sierra is the slander of Russia, I spent, if I'm not mistaken, four or five lectures on this kind of issue. And one issue was that the one of the people who slammed it on his show was a second cousin of hers, and a cousin of Abu Bakar as well.
And Abu Bakar rhodiola. One would be giving sadaqa charity because he was a poor person. And when he found out that his own cousin second cousin was slandering Ayesha, he said, Well law he I'm never going to pay a single penny to this man as long as I live. I mean, after all, this is my daughter, who are you to slander her and then on top of that, you're forgetting that I'm paying you I'm helping you out. I'm never going to give you a penny as long as I live. And so Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed as soon as as well as sort of the note excuse me, while I tell you, the main comb was Sati let not the people whom Allah has blessed with fuddle and with money, I will bucket is Sahib
unfavourable bucket is a great person, oh, Booker's not an average Allah has blessed you don't put yourself down to his level you are sahiwal father and you are Sahaba of wealth, all those giving you some money. Don't swear by Allah, that you're never going to give charity to somebody. Right? Well, yeah, foo will your spa Subhana? Allah abubaker is told, erase this from your heart. Look at the context of apple. I'll be honest with you, I don't think I could, I'm pretty sure I could not reach that level. Jani, somebody speaks about your beloved in this manner. And you have fallen over him. And Allah says, Well, yeah, fu erase it from your heart as if he never did it. Just wipe it out.
Well just try to turn over a new leaf that happened in the past now move on. And then Allah says to abubaker and through Abubakar to all of us, unnatural Hey Boehner and Yellowfin Allahu Allah? Don't you want a lot to forgive you? By you forgiving this person? Don't you want a lot to forgive you? So Allah uses our food here to remind us of who he is. And he wants us to practice our food as well. What more bill that other The profitsystem is commanded, who they laugh? What one more Bill roofie what other energy? This is a command in the Koran to the profitsystem? Who did awful, I command you to take our food as your as your basic methodology, who did our food, practice our food? Right? What
motivated and command what is best and turn away from the ignorant people. And it is mentioned in the books of Tafseer that when jabril came with this verse, the prophet system himself said, oh god, what does this mean? And jubilees said, Allah is commanding you to practice our fu on those who do them to you and to give to those who take away from you and to connect to those who cut off from you. So this is the name of Allah Allahu, he loves to practice our food and he loves for us to practice our food. And when we practice our food, then Allah Himself loves us for practicing our food. And Allah mentions in the Quran, well who already Yakubu Tolbert, and by the way our Fulani
sejati We are at the moment of alone. He is the one who accepts our repentance and he will
wipes away our sins even though he knows what you are doing. So Allah azza wa jal is an APU and he loves to practice our food. We ask Allah subhana wa tada via our food to practice our food honors and to wipe away our sins and we want to Charlotte continue tomorrow was set on Monday motorhomers will love your podcast.