The Power Of Repentance
Channel: Yusha Evans
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The power of repentance – Yusha Evans
Venue: Masjid Al Farooq, Nashville, TN
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inshallah, I'm going to be brief into the point number one because it shows 945. Number two, the migraine I had earlier is returned, then I can't take another medication, you only allowed one a day. So I'm in a bit of pain. So I'm going to be brief and then probably leave directly Please forgive me. JOHN will spend more time with you guys tomorrow. But these headaches can get very debilitating, especially with these loads.
Let me ask a question to make sure that the topic I'm going to speak about is even needed, I gotta know, by show of hands, if I even need to speak about this or not.
How many of you in this room have ever committed a sin in your life? Raise your hand.
Soon? Yeah, you've committed a sin. disobeyed alone?
Smart everybody, right?
How many of you think that if you continue to live
that you're probably most likely disability at some other point in your life? It's likely it's likely. Yeah. Okay. So I need to talk about this, then.
You know, when it comes to our relationship with Allah subhanho, wa Taala, Allah, He created us in a certain way, for a certain purpose. And part of that purpose is clear to us because Allah said that I created mankind and jinn in an era, we don't want to worship me. We know this. But there are other nuances behind why Allah subhanho wa Taala created us that when you delve deeply into them, lead you to a
beautiful understanding of the relationship between Allah subhanho wa Taala and his creation of the incense. It's, it's, it's something that is in the deeper levels of understanding, but I'm going to try to make it as easily plottable and understandable as possible for you tonight, inshallah. hota Anna, and it has to do with our nature that we commit sin, our Prophet, alayhi salaatu wa sallam, he said, khulumani, Adam hapa, every son of Adam sins, every child of Adam sins. So we're all going to send, and most likely is we continue to live, we continue to send up until the day we die. This is part of the human experience is that we make mistakes. This is part of our innate nature is that we
do make mistakes. But part of that innate nature of making mistakes is an opportunity that we miss many, many times we miss it. And these are people who are truly unfortunate who missed this opportunity. And yes, it's an opportunity, when a loss of Hannah who went to Hana revealed
and it was assembled by the prophet alayhi salatu. Salam upon the directors from Allah, where to put what verses and where do they go, etc. A lot of decided that very early on in the revelation, when we open the GitHub, and we turned to pseudo Botha, and we get through the first couple of pages, we come to the creation of Adam and he said, Allah speaks about it and sort of Obama verse 30, he talks about a conversation that he had with the angels before creating men. And there's a reason there is wisdom behind everything Allah is said to us, not just to tell us stories, but we're supposed to derive things from these stories. So when Allah decided to create Adam la ceram, what did he say to
In Nigeria, I will fill out the curry form. Indeed, I'm going to place on the earth, a vice chairman, something special, something in this word holy for the angels understood its significance, and it's important in his speciality, but they also understood some innate natures behind this Khalifa because they had seen before as the creation of jinn.
So they responded to Allah Subhana. Who was there Allah by asking a question, are you going to place upon it? Those who create mischief and shed blood, while we celebrate your day your praises day and night never disobey you? You see, the angels had a legitimate question that alive you want to be worshipped, we worship you without fail. So why place another creation on that Earth? That is going to cause mischief and shed blood? Now,
the angels don't have knowledge of the unseen but they made a good guess about the human being, where they write about us. Do we cause mischief?
Yes or no. And when I ask questions, they're not rhetorical. I'm asking to get an answer. Are they? Do we cause mischief?
Do we shed blood? How long was it in the history of mankind before the bloodshed and mischief started
the very son of this country
Before we started, and would continue to increase until this day, the mischief and bloodshed so the angels knew and Allah subhanho wa Taala knew that they were right. But what was his response to them? Did he explain himself and say I'm going to this? What was his response?
in me Allah May Allah tala moon, indeed I know something you don't know. I know what you don't know. So he created this Khalifa
and made him unique, made him special, made all of creation, at that time bow to him, showing his importance showing that Allah had taken special consideration when creating this enzyme, this man.
Then he placed Adam in the garden. He created from him, his wife, how, and told them live in this garden of bliss and enjoy anything you want. They only had one rule, what was their rule?
There is a tree I place in his garden, don't touch it. You see, we have a lot of rules and we complain they had one rule.
Don't touch that tree enjoy anything you want. How have you choice of it, but that tree just leave it alone. And we know the story where we'll ship one game to them ship on have empathy before men before Allah even place the soul anatomies him he already had some empathy because he saw some special care that Allah was taking in this one. But he came to Adam and how are convinced them deceived them. He's the chief deceiver. If he were able to deceive the first of us, then you think he hasn't gotten any better throughout history? He's only gotten better. He deceived them into eating from that which they were not supposed to. So they disobeyed the one rule. And what did Allah
say to them, you have to get down from here. You have to leave this place. Now this and you have to go in the earth and toil and live and go through hardships and die and etc. You have to go through all of this now.
But there was something very beautiful about a conversation that took place between Adam alayhis salam and his Rob as he was being dispelled from the garden. And indica theory relates to this. It relates this in his Tafseer of these, as many of you may not know that Abel cateel Rahim Allah Allah was not only a great manifester of the Quran, but it was also known as a hadith he was a man who knew the the the the Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam.
He relates a conversation that took place between Allah and Adam and Adam as the law as he was being taken away from the garden, my Lord, did you not create me with your own two hands? And Allah responded and said, Yes. He said, Did you not breathe into me the breath of life and caused me to live? And Allah says, Yes, I did. He said, when I sneezed, did you not say you're a mocha mom, Allah have mercy upon you? Yes, Yes, I did. Now comes a very wise and beautiful question that explains this deeper innate nature of the human being that Adam and Adam knew about and understood. He said, My Lord, when you placed me in that garden, and you told me not to eat from that tree, didn't you
already know? I was going to eat from it.
Then you already know I was going to eat from the tree. What do you think is the answer this question that a lot already know who is going to eat from the tree? Yes, I know a lot. No, before creating anything that he was going to eat from this tree Allah knew before creating Adam he was gonna eat from the tree. He knew before putting the tree in the garden he was gonna eat, Allah knew he was gonna do exactly what he told him not to do.
So Allah responded, yes, I knew you were going to eat from that tree. So then Adams response was, then can you not forgive me? for that which you know, I was going to do and place me back in that garden one day? And Allah said, Yes, I can. And he taught him, some words him and how are he taught them What to say? What did he teach them?
My Lord, I have wronged my own soul. And if you do not forgive me and have mercy upon me, that I will surely be amongst the losers. This is the relationship that Allah instilled between himself and Adam at a Sam and his wife, they Yes, you're going to commit mistakes, and I knew you were going to commit the mistakes before I did any of this. So I have also created a plan to solve that mistake between you and I, you turn to me and say, My Lord, I've wronged my own soul. And if you're not forgive me, and I'm mercy on me, then I will surely be amongst them losers. So he taught along with this mistake, to turn back to him to make Toba to turn to Allah Subhana Allah with Anna and Allah is
forgiving. You see, this is the beauty about the relationship between us and our last panel with that, is that yes, we are going to commit mistakes. Yes, we are going to do wrong as the professor khulumani Adam hapa. But then he said a hydro hopper in APA one, but the best of those who sin are those who repent. So a lot
knows every one of his creation is going to send every single human being is ever placed on this earth. He knows going to send, but he elevates in rank those who turn back to.
You see, it's not about whether or not you're going to send because the sin is given. The sin is a guarantee that if you live you're going to sin. But the reality of this life is about what do you do with that sin because that sin now becomes an opportunity. Because Allah and he wished to have been worshipped, the more he could have created things without, without free will and just created more angels and more creation just to worship Him. Allah could have done that he has the right to do this.
If Allah wants to be known as that Holic then that was apparent when he created in his creation, he is known as who he is, Allah is known as El Bulli as being powerful by the fact that he upholds the entire creation with no effort, he runs the affairs of the universe with no effort on his behalf. So there are many things that Allah is known as, just by the very nature of that which he created. But there are certain attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that are so beautiful that they had to be brought out in full perspective,
that are laws of how to what to Allah when he told angels I know something you don't know about this, Adam and his creation and his progeny, as that I'm going to create a race of human beings, that every single one of them is going to sin against me.
And with one sin.
Let me explain something to you brothers and sisters, with one sin. Allah has every right every right and as well within his right to punish you in that fires of hell for it.
Do you believe that? If you sin allows the right to punish you? Yes or no? Yes, Allah has the right. Allah owns the right to punish you. You did what you were not supposed to do. Allah has every right and you could not complain. If you send tomorrow that will cause your death at that moment and throw you into the fires of hell, for whom could you complain to about it? No one you did it your self, you will have no one to blame but you and allies well within his rights for that. But Allah subhanho wa Taala created us anyway. And when we commit sins, Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us and given us the ability to turn back to him and repent. So Allah now becomes
a rough men are Rahim, Allah fool. You see Allah subhanho wa Taala, even though he has the right to punish, desires and wishes to forgive, that's true power. That's power that is not understood appropriately. about Allah subhanho wa Taala is the power is not when you punish when you have the ability to do so.
I have four black belts in martial arts 111. I can go in the streets of Nashville tonight and pick a fight with a pretty good amount of people and probably do some damage. No problem I have I have very little doubt about that. I know what I'm doing when it comes to defending myself. And if I wanted to hurt somebody, I could probably do so. Would that make me a powerful person? That doesn't make me powerful? No, because I'm well within my capabilities to do that. true power is when you have all of the right to punish all of the capabilities to do so. And yet you refrain in desire to show mercy and forgiveness that's true power. And that becomes most perfect in a lawsuit panel with the and and
the fact that he is our commander us. He is our him to us. He is for us. He is elbow due to us. You see this the deeper level of understanding our creation that we miss the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam.
that we each have an angel on our right and our left you know this right? You have an angel on your right side, an angel on your left side when they write your good deeds. And when they write your bad deeds. When you do a good deed, the angel they write your good deeds writes it down and is counted for you. Yeah, soon as you do it is written and is counted for you with the last panel with your honor. But the angel who writes your bad deeds, he's on a delayed scale.
When you commit the sin, when you commit a sin, Allah subhanho wa Taala
tells the angel that writes that sin to withhold for an amount of time, the exact amount of time is isn't known as a debatable amount of time. But the amount of time that angels told to withhold don't write idiots. Don't write again. Why? Why is he being asked to withhold?
Again, I don't ask questions that are rhetorical. Ask questions to get answers. Why is he told to withhold?
Allah wants to see is my slave going to come back to me even though Allah knows but this is part of the wisdom of Allah giving us this information about himself.
He's wanting to see are you going to come back and if you come back before it's written, he tells the angel don't write it. The angel is commanded, don't write it, it didn't happen. And then even if you don't come back immediately and it's written and you come back later on, then
Loss of Hanover with Anna has a stricken from the record, it will be as if it didn't happen. You see this is how truly fortunate we are as Muslims to understand who our Rob is. To understand who our Lord is, this is true knowledge is his true knowledge, to understand who created you, and to understand that which about about him that which is revealed about himself. And there is something so beautiful to me. And this is one of the reasons why I accept that Islam, how forgiving Allah is in Islam, how forgiving how merciful, how forbearing how gentle how patient towards you, he is that you cannot even begin to comprehend. Or imagine the amount of mercy that Allah Subhana Allah has
toward you, and we take it for granted. We take it for granted. I don't care how many sins you have committed in your life. I don't care how long you've been off the deen. I don't care how long you've been astray how much you think you've piled up, one turn to a loss of Hannah who what to Anna can wipe it all away as if it was never there, as if it was never there.
On the day of the AMA,
on the day of judgment for those who believe.
Allah subhanho wa Taala. For those who disbelieve in those who are rebellious in an arrogant, when he calls them before him to give account, all of their sins will be exposed. Everyone will know what they've done and why they are being punished the way they are being punished. It'll be clear for everyone to see. But when he calls those who believe when he calls you, when he says Oh, man, or Mohammed or Fatima, come to me. He places a veil between you, him and the people. So that conversation will be between you and himself. And no one will be privy to that conversation. Allah will remind you about all the sins that you committed all the sins. Do you remember when you did
this, you remember, we didn't do that so much that you're ready to throw yourself in the Hellfire, you're ready to just jump in. I've done it, it's over for me, that Allah subhanho wa Taala will say to you the same way I say did you in this life and no one knew about those sins.
I have now shaded you on this day, which just between me and you and I have forgiven you.
Therefore enter into the garden of bliss and enjoy it forever.
You see, this is what we strive for. This is the reason why we make effort. This is the reason why we work. If any of you are of the opinion that you do good deeds in order to get into gentlemen, then you have fooled yourself. You fooled yourself, because gender cannot be bought. paradise has no price that you can pay in this life.
You can't there's not enough life for you to live. If you were to even live for a million years, and do good every single one of those days of those years. Or even if you were to take all of the good deeds of all of the human beings that have ever lived, and you give them to one person on the day of the day, and you go tell them go away for a month and repay a love for your life. repay a love for your sight repay a love for your brain repay a love for your your hearts repay a love for the water he gave you for the food you drink for the air you breathe, do you think that person will have enough to repay? He wouldn't even be able to repay a lot for what he's been given much less everyone
else. So how are you going to get to gender with your good deeds? The Prophet alayhi salatu salam and his narrative Abu huraira and the collection of email Muslim, he said the Prophet told us let none of you think that by doing good deeds. You go to gentlemen, that none of you think that by doing good you will go to gentlemen. They said not even you or messenger of Allah. He said not even me unless Allah forgives me. We're talking about the best of creation. The best of Allah's creation is saying about himself that even I based on my good will not enter into gentlemen, unless Allah forgives me. So the feminine agenda, the price of Paradise, the key to entering into the doors of
Gen after La ilaha illAllah is that Allah forgives you. And Allah says this in many places in the Quran, you will see Allah forgiveness being mentioned before Jen, like in one of my favorite sutras in the Quran, surah Yusuf. Allah says yeah, you Allah Dena m n O Allah de la comala G, Jonathan to G caminada, amin alene. And I'm not gonna go too deep into this because this is tomorrow's lecture, or the next or Sundays. But Allah says, Oh, you believe can I guide you to a transaction which will lead you away from a painful punishment? Allah tells you to believe in him and as mentioned, to do good deeds, and then Allah says in the next verse, your philippou, well, you do feel Jana, that I
will forgive you your sins and then enter you into Jana. You can take that sin into genuine with you. You can't, that's what God has taken out in the first place. So the only way you walk into gender is sinless, and the only way you become sinless is that Allah forgives you of what you've done. Your efforts not going to take you there. So why do we strive Why do we make effort Why do we work? We will
Work hard to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala. To do good to do good to stay away from evil so that our luck and have mercy on us and forgive us. This is what we strive for. And Allah's mercy is
unattainable by the human mind to comprehend. You can't comprehend it, there's no way your mind could truly fathom how merciful Allah subhanho wa Taala truly is to you, you just have to trust in His mercy, you have to hope in his mercy, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, you will find a lot as you perceive him, you will find a lot as you perceive him. So if you perceive a lot to be vengeful towards you, and you've given up hoping he's gonna throw you into jahannam, and you just give up on life, then that's what you will find. That's what you will find with Europe. But if you perceive unless you've handled with Allah is Forgiving and Merciful, and you try the best that you
can to live a good life hoping and allows forgiveness in the next life, that insha Allah to Allah, that's what you will find. That's what you will find.
On the greatest day, I'll tell you a little story, a small little story, because I don't want any of our youth. See, I've met a lot of our youth in the streets that have fallen into the street life, and then they give up on the dean because they think they've gone too far. Although you've not gone too far, you can't go too far. If you still live in, if you still breathing.
If there's a heart still beating in your body, then you can turn back to a loss of animal with the animal walk and forgive you.
Before I tell you the greatest story and tell you the story that you should know about the man who killed 99 people how many of you know the story about the man who killed 99 people?
Some of you, let me tell you something. This story is not just a story to be told, and and, and, and and to be reread as a story. There's a deep understanding behind the story. And it's about a loss forgiveness, that this man killed 99 people, anybody in this room killed 99 people yet know that none of you are this bad. He went to a man who was known as an Arabic He was known as a worship where he was developed to Allah subhana wa. And he asked him he said, I've killed 99 people can Allah forgive me? The man said no. So he killed that man. Make it even 100. Later on, he wanted to he felt something in him wanted to repent to Allah anyway. So he asked for the most knowledge we
asked. Now I want to speak to the atom than the knowledgeable guy, I don't want just the word let me find the most knowledgeable man in the city. And he went to him and said, I've killed 100 people now. Can Allah forgive me? The man responded to him who can deny you the mercy of Allah what will prevent you from the mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala analyst door to toe is always open. There is nothing stopping you from that. He said, but you need to leave the city. Because there are people here and bad influences and things of this nature and you have a bad reputation is going to be tough for you. So go to this place, there's good people. So he was leaving to go to that place. And Allah
subhanho wa Taala will death to come to him. So he died on the way.
Then the angel of mercy and the angel of wrath, the angel came those two angels were debating over him, whether the angel of mercy should take him with Angel of rest and take him angel of mercy said no, no, he was on his way to repent, so I should get him. The angel arrested. He didn't make it. So I should get him. So Allah azza wa jal decreed that they measure the distance between the town he came from and where he is, and where he is in the town to which he was going in whichever one he's closer to. If he's closer to the town, he was coming from let the angel of wrath take him, if he was close to the town, which he was going to to repent, let the angel of mercy take him. Which one was
he closer to?
Physically, where was he closer to? He was closer to the town which he came from.
So when they began to measure, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave a command to the earth to shrink. He gave a command to the earth. You see, we sometimes these scientists will say in physics, that there are unreadable laws that can be changed. If you heard that immutable laws, immutable laws, maybe they're immutable by you and I. But they're not absolutely immutable. Because anything which a lot created, he can change. So the very physics of the Earth a lot shrink, so that the man would be found to be closer to the town to which he was going. And the angel of mercy took him. You see, there's some wisdom behind this story. Because if a lot wanted the man to be forgiven, Korea not
just made him die closer to the town. Yes or no. Korea just made him die closer to the town. Yes, no, but Allah will death to come to him, where he was closer to coming from why so that this story can be told to you and I, so that the story could make it to you and I, that this is how forgiving Allah subhanho wa Taala is, even to someone like this who had done so much evil, that even that person alone was willing to change the very physics of the earth to forgive him. What is stopping you from Allah's mercy? What's stopping you? What's stopping you from going home tonight? Turning to your Rob in secret relinquishing your sins?
Becoming repentant for that what you've done and turning to Allah insane Oh my Lord, forgive me. What's stopping you nothing stopping you. I don't care what you do during the day.
The end of your day should always be a direct account between you and Allah, making sure you've dealt with the sins that you've done today. And this was something more economical, bah, bah, bah and used to do before going to bed at night used to take account of his day. And think about what he had done during that day. And He even told even gave everyone advice, becoming your own house and become your own accountant before the account is taken from you. So before you go to bed at night, make sure your relationship between you and Europe is right. because no one's promised you tomorrow, no one's promised you that you're going to get old and be able to repent and make
Hajj and all that and do it. Nobody's giving you that. If anybody's giving you that.
guarantee when they've lied to you. Death comes suddenly he doesn't send you a Facebook chat. He's not going to hit you up on Snapchat. He's not going to tweet you.
Yeah, is none of that happens with the angel of death. He comes suddenly.
And when he comes, it's too late. It's too late. Now let me tell you about this greatest day as we finish so we can pray.
Now merciful Allah is to us. This is known as the day of increase and it's known as the greatest day
of our history, the human being, and there will be no day that will ever top it. Ever.
Insha Allah, Allah, we all make it to gender say I mean,
the prophet alayhi salatu salam told us a story.
And the story is collected in put together by bits and pieces, by even by images during World War Two. And he talks about this day.
He said after we enter into Jelena Sharma, we all make it, and we're just taking in everything, you know, you're looking at your mansion that has rivers rolling, going through it, and below it, and beneath it, and you're looking at your wife, and she's staring at you. And she's getting more beautiful by the minute and you're getting more hands on by the minute. And you're thinking about food, and it's just being delivered by why you're just trying to get used to all of this.
An angel will call out in Jenna.
It will say oh people have Jelena
Allah has asked to see you was asked to see you alone wants to see you. He wants to speak to all of you. And we're all thinking, you know, what, what could allow one from us, we're here. So we're taking to this big open Valley in Ghana. And the people who have the highest ranks in our agenda, they will get to sit on thrones in the very front you know, big nice thrones made of golden jewels and all this other things. Other people will be sitting on smaller types of Thrones and and people will be sitting on silk and carpets and those of us who just barely made any agenda will be in the back.
And as we're sitting there wondering what could be going on? Allah subhanho wa Taala will order that his throne be brought to this place.
And he will present himself and he will say to the people of Jin, Assam or LA koo, ja,
peace be upon you O people agenda and we will all respond. Allahumma Anta ceram omenka salam, O Allah from euchems peace and you are peace.
Allah will say this is the day of increase that I have promised you So today, ask me anything you want, and it will be granted.
What could what could we want? Our response will be that it has Have you not already made our faces bright? Have you not already made our scales heavy and introduced into the gardens? What else could we want our losses, ask anything you wish? What do you think will one
will say our Lord's? Let us see you.
We worship you for so long on that Earth, and we never got to see you. We worshipped you. And we never saw you. So today, let us see you. In Allah subhanho wa Taala will remove his covering that prevents him from being seen. And an A light that is so bright will shine throughout Ghana. And the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said this light is so bright and so strong that if Allah had not wield it would destroy creation. It would cause everything that exists to stop existing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala Anna will let us see him and Allah speaks about this, that they will be on that day, looking at the face of their Lord. And then Omar on that day will call every single one of us
he will call us one by one, one by one. Because time has gone there's no concept of time. Now we don't there's not nothing. He will call us one by one. And he will say, oh my slave. Do you remember all those sins you committed on the earth? Do you remember when you disobeyed me? Do you remember when you did this, and you did that recounting all of our sins to us again, so much so that we become despondent? And we think that Allah is going to take us out of Jannah and we say My Lord, can you not please just please
Give me of those things. And Allah will remind us for the last time that my slave, my servant, had not already forgiven you, you will not be here.
And that will be the greatest day of the history of humanity. And after that we can't talk that day. And that day is for Allah subhanho wa Taala Ireland, not only to allow us to see him, but to remind us how merciful he was to us now why has that day been related to us now, so that we can have some hope in that, so that we can have some hope and Allah's mercy, we can have some hope and allow us forgiveness. So, as you go through the rest of your life, however long it may be, five years, 10 years 15 5060 however long you live, never forget that Allah subhanho wa Taala is so merciful to you, that Allah azzawajal his wish and will is to be merciful towards you. The only thing that is
missing in the equation is for you to turn around to him. That's it. We commit sin, and Allah is most merciful. The only thing between the two is our ability or inability to turn back to him and ask for that from him. So never forget to make Toba the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said I used to make toggle between 70 and 100 times every single day. And this was the best of us. So we have a lot of work to do to repair our relationship with Allah. But it all begins with that one step back towards him, asking Him to forgive us and grant us Jen the insha Allah asked Allah subhanho wa Taala that he forgives all of us and grants us the eternal bliss of Jana to for those in sha Allah or
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