Channel: Yasir Qadhi
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as we wind down this blessed month of Ramadan. And we do not know how many more Ramadan's each and every one of us has an in this month Alhamdulillah Alhamdulillah, I have no doubt that every one of us sitting here has increased our rituals in our worship, and it has diminished and decreased the quantity of our sins Alhamdulillah. So before we finish this month, it behooves us to remind ourselves of some of the benefits of remaining in this state that we are currently in and of conquering our sins and our desires that we have done during this month. We're about to wind down four days left, that's it. And then when this month is over, shaytan is going to come to us and
seduce us, entice us to return to our previous lifestyles. And that's where the real challenge will begin. So let us remind ourselves of some of many of the negative repercussions of the sins that we commit. I did not call him but I have a lot to either one of our greatest or Adama, he has written a very deep and profound treaties, about the effects of sins and He has discussed many dozens of the consequences of sins, obviously, time is limited. But we can summarize some of those points. Even Okay, you mentioned that Subhanallah we can even begin with the story of Adam alayhis salam, that what caused our father Adam to be expelled from the garden of Jannah except one morsel of how long
one morsel one Look, man that he did that Allah did not allow him and because of that Allah azza wa jal did what Allah just sleep did one lokomat and he believes what was his sin? One command he disobeyed but he did it out of arrogance, whereas Adam did it out of desire, and the two are very different. Iblees did it out of arrogance, and because of that, he believes became the leader in the cursed or to be lamina shaytani regime, he became one thrown out of Allah's mercy, one sin, because it was arrogance, it was much worse than Adam and at least became who he became. What are the consequences of the sins that are done on previous generations, because of the sheer lack of the
people of North Allah sent the entire flood on an earth to get rid of that shook because of the tyranny of previous generations. Allah subhana wa tada destroyed tribe after tribe, the people of our the people of who the people of the mood all of these people were destroyed, and their civilizations were far mightier than those of the aurash. Because of their arrogance, their touchable, their kibble kibbled, because of them robbing the highways and doing all types of fitna and facades. And abraca mentions that each individual Muslim should think about the consequences of sin in his or her life, so that this acts as an incentive, you know, when we study evil, we study it
for the sake of avoiding it. It is a part of our religion to study such evil. What is schilke? What is schofer? What are the consequences of sins, we study them, just like our children are taught the dangers of smoking, the dangers of drugs, the dangers of alcohol, they're taught by the government. Why? Because when you're taught these dangers, it opens your eyes, it acts as an incentive. So we all Muslims need to study the dangers of disobeying Allah so that it acts as an incentive for us so that we don't go down this path of the ins of the dangers of disobeying Allah subhana wa Tada. And Ibrahim says that this one danger this one repercussion is enough for us to be somebody who does not
commit sins, of the dangers of committing sins is that when we commit sins, we remove from our hearts, the majesty that Allah subhana wa Taala deserves, we would not be committing sins, if Allah azza wa jal and his taqwa occupied in our hearts the level that it deserves. When my father Allahu Akbar, Cody, he, they didn't put a law the way that Allah deserves. Allah speaks of those who reject him, but anybody who commits a sin partially at least this idea applies to all of us we seek Allah's refuge if we had the taqwa of Allah the way that Allah deserves, and if we were conscious of Allah
The way that Allah deserves we would not be committing sins. So when we commit sins, we are demonstrating to ourselves that our level of taqwa and our level of Eman has fallen short, we are diminishing the majesty that Allah azza wa jal is worthy of in our hearts of the consequences of sins. Is that the number one factor to erode our Eman to diminish our Eman is committing sins. In other words, you are literally chipping away at the amount that you have every sin that you do. It is as if you're taking an axe and with your own hands, you're destroying your tree of a man. We all have the tree of your man. That's why we're here. That's exactly why we're here. We valued this
tree. We love this tree. The wise person protects his investment, and we have no investment more precious than he man. We have no treasure that is more sacred to us than Eamonn what would we say of a person who all of his money's in the bank? He goes and he takes it out and he starts throwing it away in the air with his own hands. How foolish is that person? But then when we commit sins, we are intentionally diminishing our emaan Bella Bella Ronna Kuru behind maka no yuxi. Boone, because of what they do, their hearts are rusting. Notice how Allah correlates the actions with the heart because of what they do. Their hearts are rusting. In a hadith in Sahih Muslim, our Prophet
sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that every time we follow a desire, every time we follow a shower or shuba, a disease that we should not shape on comes and he pokes a dark spot in our hearts. And as we continue following, the heart becomes darker and darker and darker. Until finally our prophets have said themselves. Some hearts are so dark and murky, they are like you know, the pool that has mud in it, he compared it to that you know, the type of pool that you find in the desert that is so dirty, you don't want to drink from it. That type he compared it to that the heart becomes murky, because all it's done is this keep on following desire after desire after desire. So when we follow
our desires and let loose in this regard, we are with our own hands, destroying our emotion. And that is not a sign of wisdom, as well of the consequences of sins, is that what sins do is that they cause us to divert from our purpose of existence. Allah created us to worship him to praise him. Allah created us to worship Him and praise him well now hooked up to Agenda one insert malaria, Abu Dune, when we commit sins, we are diverting from our purpose of worship, and we're neglecting Allah azzawajal and what does Allah say? While ah Tokunaga Latina Nussle, Allah? Don't be like those who forgot about Allah. What does it mean to forget about a lot It means to forget the rights of Allah.
What happens when we forget about Allah? Well, that's a cool new color. The Nana sola what's the next phrase? For unsa home and foster home, Allah caused them to forget themselves. This is one of the most psycho spiritually profound verses in the Quran. When we neglect Allah we neglect ourselves. When we forget about a lot we forget about ourselves. When we remove Allah from the picture, we remove ourselves. In other words, our purpose of being here becomes meaningless. Now, of course, the idea primarily applies to the coffin who rejects Allah, but realize what our sins except the stepping stones took over what our sins except the ladder that takes us down into the pit of
gopher. That's what sins are. sins are literally stepping stones, because coffer is the biggest of all sins. Sure we can go for are the largest sins. So every sin that we do, it is partially coming under this verse, what are takuna Canadian and US Allah and that's why Allah azza wa jal describes, the one who commits a sin is a Jai Hill. This is a observation from Allah that Allah says in Nova Toba to Allah He Linda Dena Yama, Luna Su, a BG Shahada. Allah will accept the repentance of the sinner who does a sin in the state of Georgia, and then he repents to Allah Ibn Abbas said, every sinner memorize this. every sinner is a giant Hill. every sinner is an ignoramus. Because if he knew
Allah, he wouldn't commit the sin by knew we don't mean the knowledge of the mind. We didn't know knowledge of the heart. every sinner is a Jai Hill. May Allah forgive us we're all Jihad when we commit sins because we have neglected Allah Don't be like those who forgot about a love when you forget about Allah, you forget about yourself. Well, that's a Kunal gala dinners Allah for himself home and for some of the repercussions of sins as well. Is that since remove higher and modesty from our hearts, and our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you have no higher was the end of the Hadith
You will do whatever you want to there is nothing that's gonna stop you. haya is our conscience. He is our conscience. If we destroy our higher, we have no conscience. And when we commit sins, we are intentionally destroying our higher our profit system set higher is the essence of a man and hire a woman and a man. Our Prophet system said, Every, every religion has a hook and a characteristic and the characteristic of Islam is higher, higher modesty being being as conscious that there are like, like, we wouldn't do something when people are watching, we should realize Allah is watching and the famous Hadith Baba has been Hakeem, he said, O Messenger of Allah, can I take my garments off? So
the Prophet system said, if you're with the people, No, you cannot do that. He said, O Messenger of Allah, what if I am all alone? What if I'm all alone? And he said, Allah who are helpful and you stay I mean, don't walk around your house in the nakedness don't do that without any reason. Obviously, bad showers or something else but don't make it a lifestyle. Why? Because Allah is watching hang out from Allah. Now technically it is Helen, if you're alone, you're not going to it's not a sin. But we are inculcating higher in our hearts in front of Allah subhana wa Tada. Notice this even for the MOBA, but dignity, dignified decency How about the indecent How about the
undignified? How about the harm if we do it, where will our highest goal so this is of the consequences of sins that are higher will be destroyed and if our higher is destroyed, we will not have any conscience left whether your there'll be law of the consequences of sins is that when we commit sins, then Allah azza wa jal will take away blessings that He has given us and this is one of the most terrifying consequences in this world, dear brothers and sisters, multiple verses in the Quran of them. One of the most oft quoted verses in Allah Allah euroma Coleman,
Hatha Yoga, you don't have to unfussy him, you know what this verse was revealed? for, you know, what is the purpose of this verse, the primary interpretation, a lot will never take a blessing away. Unless the people themselves have done something to deserve that blessing being taken away. Allah will never take a blessing away, unless the people have done something because of which they deserve that blessing to be taken away. So a change in our situation and status, a change in anything that happens of good to negative, it is because of the consequences of our sins will not become men We'll see. But anyway, we'll see. But that happens for the Marcus habit, ad comb is
because of what your own hands have done. And yes through it, Allah will forgive if we turn to Allah. This is Allah's mercy, he punishes us for the sins. But even in that punishment, it's a mini punishment of this dunya that will protect us of the ark era if we return back to Allah. But no punishment comes down in this dunya except that it is a consequence of what we ourselves have done, and of the consequences of sins. And this must be said, especially during this time, is that even communal punishments come down because of communal sins, private punishment in our own lives, private sins. But when sins become public, and especially the sins of injustice loom, if a society
is guilty of looting, or it is guilty of lewdness, fascia, and it becomes public and it becomes well known and it becomes acceptable to do such sins in the open. Then our Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that Allah is punishment is going to come on everybody. And even though it is politically incorrect to say, but we're lucky we are people of emotion and faith. And we will say even if it is politically incorrect, there is no question that this global crisis is a result of global sins, there is no question because it's not possible. This is what our religion tells us is what the Quran tells us. It's what the Sunnah tells us, you don't get pandemics and plagues unless the globe or
large segments not every individual I've given multiple hood was about this, but collectively, too much wrong has been going on for too long to publicly and Eliza just does not allow that to go unchecked. Allah does not allow injustice and callousness, and to ignore hundreds and 1000s of people, those refugees and the poor people and to combat commit fascists openly, these sins don't go unchallenged. And eventually the punishment is communal, even if not every individual is guilty, as I explained in more detail hobas now time is limited. Let me get straight to the end of this short, hotter. Indeed, as of now Kareem says, every single calamity of this world and the next is a result
of our sins. However, certain things as we finish this month, we need to remind ourselves of look brothers and sisters, we are not angels. I am not an angel. I am a sinner and you are a sinner. Allah didn't create us to be sin less. That's not the goal. We're not going to be perfect.
Certain things must be avoided under all circumstances. Number one publicizing your sins. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Allah shall forgive all of my oma except those who publicize their sins a sin should be done even if you're going to do it don't boast don't put it on Facebook don't tell other people about it have somehow yeah at least in front of Allah that you're not going to tell the other people do not publicize your sins number two brothers and sisters no matter what sin you have done, no matter what sin you have done, never ever stopped making is still far our Allah azza wa jal says we're not gonna love him more as Abraham welcome yourself who don't
Allah will not punish them as long as they're making is still far. Always turn to Allah subhana wa tada no matter what sin you have done. Number three, never ever be arrogant because the sins of lusts and desires may be forgiven. But the sin of arrogance is never forgiven. Never be too arrogant that Allah is not going to forgive me. There's no point becoming religious. That is the essence of arrogance. arrogance is the sin of beliefs. Allah will not forgive a police lust our father Adam lusted and he repented and Allah forgave This is not a justification. But if a sin happens, then ask Allah's forgiveness. And the final point do Muslims realize that the goal is not perfection, the
goal is to continuously struggle. The goal is to always come back to Allah. He is the terroir, the goal is to raise your hands and say, don't be as an up to them been friendly. No matter how many times you committed sin always ask Allah for forgiveness. And I'll conclude with the Hadeeth which is an authentic ad. And it's an amazing idea, which is reported in the measurement as to why they hate me and others with an authentic it's not our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that there is no believer and he mentioned min high level, except that he has a sin that he returns to every once in a while men could define it in vain. Every once in a while he'll go back to that sin,
he's gonna slip in. Everybody has some issue or problem that Allah is testing him with. And he'll try he'll try but then He'll slip back in, then he'll try again. Then He'll slip back in. And then the profitsystem said, and the believer is created to be tested and tried and the believer is created nursia he forgets all the time either Luke Kira zacher, when he is reminded, he takes that remembrance and benefits from it. This is a hadith that tells us all Muslims, nobody's perfect. And every one of us has a sin we're struggling with every once in a while, we might slip into some addiction, some problem, but then what did the profitsystem say? But the believer when he's
reminded, he remembers, he becomes awake and he tries to become better. This is an authentic idea. As long as you're trying and as long as you're struggling and as long as you return to Allah, then don't lose hope. We're not going to be perfect your brothers and sisters, the goal is not to be an angel. The goal is to strive for perfection knowing we're never going to get there as normal bond finishes. Let us make it a strong desire and intention. Uh hum. Let us make it a part of our resolve that insha Allah who tada I will muster as many sins as I can to not do them. And if it so happens, I slip I will ask Allah's forgiveness and try my best to not go back for as long as possible. And if
I slip then I'll ask Allah again. And if I slip then I'll ask a lot again, and I will never stop doing that until the day I die because Allah is not asking for perfection. But Allah is asking for repentance and Toba. And that's what we're going to do my Allah subhana wa Tada, makers of the terroir being an accept or repentance was Aquila, with Santa Monica. Welcome to La Habra catch.