Channel: Yusha Evans
Yusha Evans at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 17th December 2012. Hosted by SOAS Islamic Society.
Allah says: “By the Soul and Him who perfected it, Then he inspired it to understand what is right and wrong for it; He will indeed be successful who purifies it, And he will indeed fail who corrupts it.” (Al-Quran 91:7-10)
Salam alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah where Allah Allah He was definitely he, in one Latina turvy Hindi Sani laomi Deen, why should you know a lot more wahoo la sharika my shadow and Mohammed bin Abu rasuluh
Naveen Rahmatullah alameen wa Illallah he isn't he was surgeon muneera and how's everyone kundala hamdulillah. First I want to say just I could have hired him for coming. Because the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam said man, Leticia nessman, ledger, Allah, that whosoever is not thankful to people, he is truly not thankful to Allah. So it is the reason that this is possible is because of you. Because if you don't come, there's no need for speakers, there's no need for any of this organization. It is you that we're here for insha Allah. And first and foremost, I want to apologize that I'm not gonna have enough time to deal with this topic. I mean, we're talking about purifying
the most important aspect of our entire life, our soul, the soul that Allah has which gave us if you gave me 10 lectures of this time format, we wouldn't do justice to even scratch the surface of this topic. Because one thing that we know Allah has assured us of is that the raw the soul is one of the things that we have very little knowledge of, we barely understand it. Therefore understanding how it works and how to deal with it is going to be even more difficult. And there are so many avenues that have been taken to deal with this topic by people a lot more knowledgeable than me, that could give you a lot more in sight, in depth in depth analysis and programs on how to go about purifying
the soul. But what I want to do tonight in sha Allah Thailand, is just take a little journey, to understand what we are doing with our souls in this life, because Allah azza wa jal gave us all a soul. And that soul when he gave it to us was pure, without blemish, perfect, how Allah as well designed it, and nothing changed that soul from its original state, except for our own actions, our own actions, make our soul that the way it was created, or better or worse, and it is dependent upon what we do.
I want to tell you a story tonight about the first soul of humanity, and that is going to give us the complete perspective of purifying our soul. Because in order to purify the soul, you must first understand our relationship with our soul. And Allah azza wa jal, you have to understand how the process works or the means will never get you any benefits. And to do that, I want to discuss the first soul that Allah azza wa jal created as a human being the first insan Adam and a sudden, because when we look
at Adam alayhis, salam, we see everything, we see everything that we really need, when it comes to our soul, and how we can deal with it, and how we can deal with the actions that we take in this life to do it harm or good. Now, before I do, so, I want to take a little stuck to see whether or not you need to be here. Because there might be some people that don't need to be here. How many of you have ever made a mistake or committed a sin? Raise your hand?
I got two hands, I'll put them up. Good. Okay. How many of you've never committed a sin?
Good, because that would be the person I would say you don't need to be here. You don't need to be here. You've already you've already clocked it all. But if you've committed a mistake, or done a sin in your life, then you need to hear this, then this is for you. And there is one thing that I will guarantee you is that you will continue to make mistakes, you will continue to commit sin, probably every single day of the rest of your life. Probably every single waking day of the rest of your life, you're going to make a mistake, or you will commit a sin of some sorts. And that's just the process. But I want to discuss with you that that is the process that a lot is designed. It's
designed that way for a reason.
Allah says inserted to the buffer a very early in the Quran. And this story begins with a debate. A debate that Allah azza wa jal he had with his angels. They had a debate and this debate became a parameter for us to understand our creation to understand our soul to understand our purpose, to understand our context and to understand the solutions of how to solve every single mistake we've ever made. Comes in this dialog comes in this dialog.
Allah azza wa jal says that he said to the angels
In the jar alone fill out of the halifa verily, I am going to place on Earth, a halifa okorafor. And he used the word honey for for a reason. This word has some significance. Allah is saying that I am going to place on Earth, someone who is in charge over it. Someone who is a vice chairman for me, someone who is going to be a succeeding generations with dominance on Earth, I am going to create a Khelifa and the angels understood from this title that this was an honorable position that this curry for Allah was going to create he was given it some special distinction, he was placing some special importance upon it. Now, the angels had already seen a creation similar to us that our law
had given on earth and wherever else they may go, called the jinn. And Allah had said the angels have seen how they behaved. So the angel said to Allah, our Lord, will you place on it, one who will cause mischief, and shed blood while we celebrate your praises day and night? Now, this was the angels argument. Are you going and they had never even seen this study for yet, but they already had an argument. Are you going to place on it one who will cause mischief and shed blood?
Now, they had never seen a human being they had never seen this before. But they already had an assumption. And were they right?
Where they right? This halifa would bring out of its loins, a generation who would cause mischief? Do we cause mischief? Everywhere you look on the earth is mischief. There is false and facade everywhere you look on Earth, every single corner of the globe, mankind is causing mischief. And we've been doing it since the beginning. Now what about shedding blood? Do we shed blood? we shed blood we shed blood like never before blood is being shed left and right. But how long was it before blood was shed? After this Khalifa was instituted
his first son, his first son was the first to shed blood. And not only did he shed blood, He shed His own brother's blood. So these angels knew what this Khalifa was capable of know what would come out of this study for what they could do. So a lot ask them look, we celebrate your praises day and night. Yeah. If you want to be praised, we praise you. If you want to be glorified, we glorify you, if you want to be magnified, we magnify you, if you want to be recognized, we do that without ceasing. We do that without fail. We never disobeyed you.
Allah did not give them an argument back. He didn't even have to explain to them what he was doing. He only simply said what he needs to Allah moon. I know what you don't know. I know what you don't know. There is something about this Khalifa I'm going to place that you don't understand there is something about this one that is special. I know what you don't know. And then what did Allah azzawajal do? He created Adam and a Sam.
And before Allah had even placed a soul in him, there was from amongst the jinn, a man name or agent named a police, who had already declared open immunity. He saw this curry for that Allah was creating and saw the care that Allah was putting into this creation. And already, envy jealousy in the tea had come in him. And then we know that when Allah asked them to bow down, they all bow down except this a police. And what did he say?
He said, Why should I bow down to him? When he's made of clay? You made me a fire and then Allah azza wa jal
occurs to him and he said, You know what? This Khalifa you've created? I'm going to come to him and his succeeding generations if you give me respect, and I will come to them from before them, from behind them, and from every side and angle and what will I do? I will prove to you that they are ungrateful, I will prove to you that they will be ungrateful to you. So this was the beginning. And then Allah azza wa jal created out of La ceram gave him life placed him in the garden, created from him, his wife, Eve, and told them to look, this is your dwelling place, Jen. The most beautiful place humanity can ever seek to even understand dwelling this place and you can protect from
anything enjoy yourself, except for this one tree. This one tree, leave it alone. It's no good for you. I'm warning you. This one
Don't mess with it. Now. What happened?
ship on the avowed enemy of mankind came in tempted them and they took up the tree.
And Allah azza wa jal said to them, You have to get down now. Because this place you are dwelling now is only for the pure, this place is only for the pure, you have to get down now, to the earth for a while, this is not your dwelling place, he said, but
they will come to your generation succeeding you guidance, I will send to them guidance. And whosoever follows that guidance, they shall have no fear nor shall they grieve. But For whosoever turns away, then there was for them a painful chastisement and
something very beautiful happened at this time. Now, I want to ask you all, when Allah azza wa jal created Adam, did he know, Adam and Adam and his wife were going to eat from this tree?
Yes, did he know before placing this tree in this garden? That they would partake of it? Absolutely. He knew that before he created anything. Allah is knowledge is ultimate. So it all has to be for a purpose. There has to be a reason. There has to be a plan behind this entire design.
When they were put down,
Allah azza wa jal
taught them something. And this something that he taught them is the key to test creativeness. This thing that a lot taught them is the key to purifying your soul. Without this, you will never accomplish anything. You will never be anything you will never, ever see that place called gender where you are meant to dwell ever again, you will never see it, you'll never know of it. You'll only have heard of it. Or that Allah azza wa jal tell them Yes, you have made a mistake. Yes, you must leave this place. But there is a process, a means by which I can bring you back. There is a process and means by which we come back. You made a mistake against me. So do this. say to me, oh, our Lord,
we have indeed wronged our own soul. If you do not forgive us and have mercy upon us, then indeed we will be from amongst the harasser in the losers. Subhan Allah how beautiful a system that Allah designed from the beginning, from the beginning, Allah knew the mistakes that humanity would make he knew it. Whether or not you're going to make a mistake in life is not the question, because sin and mistake are guaranteed, guaranteed to every single son of Adam. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, every son of Adam sins, every son of Adam sins, there is not one of you that will be free of sin. But the best of those who sin or those who repent, every son of Adam will sin, but the
best of those who sin are those who repent. So Allah taught them some words, look, you made a mistake. Here's the solution to fix it. And they repented. And Adam and a Sam said and asked the law, something very, very beautiful. He asked Allah, Allah, did you not create me from your own hands? Allah told him Yes, Yes, I did. Yeah, Allah My Lord, did you not breathe into me the Rule of Life? Yes, Yes, I did. Did you not? Say your hammock cola when I sneezed? Yes, Yes, I did. Did you not know before placing me in the garden that I would eat from this tree? Allah said Yes, Yes, I did. And then Adam and Sam said, Then will you not send me back there if I repeat to you? Allah said
yes, I send you back. You see, this is the solution. This is the process to understanding our soul is you have to understand that yes, your soul was created pure as Allah says, locker in Santa Fe sanita when it was created in that perfect mold and fashion, but a lot designed you with a free will designed you with the capacity to choose. And that capacity made it certain that you would fail at some points, made it certain that you would make mistakes made it certain that you would make the wrong decisions. You may even go down the wrong road. You may even live the wrong life for a very long time, but a lot designed within that system, a very simple means by which to fix it all. To fix
it all, big or small. A law has designed a system to fix it all. There are only a small, small, minute miniscule number of things which can prevent you from fixing the missing
mistakes that you have made.
So when we look at our lives, and we see ourselves every day struggling to do good, and we fail, over and over and over and over again, we need to remind ourselves that look, this is part of the plan, not that Allah loves the sin, but Allah knows this is going to come. Even if I tried to do my best, I am going to fail. There's not a perfect human created, not even the first of us. But Allah has designed the system is such that he wants me to return to Him. Do you understand brothers and sisters, that Allah azzawajal loves your repentance more than he loves almost anything else you can give him? Because Allah azza wa jal doesn't need your soul. He doesn't need it. He saw your soul to
him doesn't increase him. It doesn't make his Granger anymore. And your refusal to give it to him does not decrease him in the least yourself. It doesn't add to his kingdom. He is Alberni. He is the one who's perfectly wealthy, who needs nothing he creates means. So nothing you can do or not do is going to increase or decrease a lot in the least. But when you fail, as part of your human nature, when you fail, and when you make mistakes, and when you sin, and you do the wrong thing. And you realize that and you return to Allah and say, My Lord, I have indeed wronged my own soul. If you don't forgive me, and have mercy upon me, there is no doubt in my heart, that I will be a loser in
this life. And in the next life. You know what, this is something that Allah loves beyond your ability to understand, because now you really signify to Allah how much you need him. Yes, the Allah, I need you, I need you more than you can understand. Because if you don't forgive me, I have no hope. If you don't forgive me, I have no hope. Maybe if you never give me any money in this life, I still might have some hope in the next life. You can be poor all this life. You can be homeless in the streets, you can be eating out of trash cans, you can be oppressed, you can be suppressed, you can be tortured, you can be maimed. You can even be killed in this life and still be blessed as one
of the highest ranks of gender and the next life. It can happen very possibly so. But one thing I will assure you of, if you're not forgiven, if Allah azzawajal is not pleased with that soul that he created in you, and you don't rectify with your Creator, the mistakes that you have made, you will never be successful. I don't care how much of this world you are given. I don't care how much of this world is laid in your lap. If Allah is not pleased with you, you will never achieve success. You will be like someone and Allah azza wa jal described this to us some of the animal guide through the prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, there will be a man on the Day of Judgment, who was given the
best life, the best life better than anyone else. He was a baller like no other.
But a law is not pleased with him.
So Allah will take him and dip him in Hellfire for one second, just dip them just let them taste it for a moment, taste it, pull them out and say my slave, did you ever have any good in your life? That person will say about line never experienced any good? Nothing, because when he sees the recompense for what he had, he it falls into nothingness. I never had a single good in my life. But then there will be brought the one who suffered the most in this life, who had it harder than anyone else. But Allah is pleased with him.
He will take that person and dip them in Jenna, for only a second just a dip and Jenna pull them out and say my slave, did you ever experience any hardship in your life? They will say but Allah, my Lord, No, I've never experienced any hardship. You see, this is the reality. This is the truth of the matter is it doesn't matter what you possess in this life, it doesn't matter your status, your status, your statute does not matter.
What matters is whether Allah azza wa jal is pleased with that soul he gave you when you return it to him, because we all know in Melilla, he went to LA he Raji on, we belong to Allah. We are owned by Allah, we are his property. He created us, he deals with us and he can dispense with us as he wishes, and we must return to Him. That soul that he gave you, you will return it, it will go back to its origin and how you deliver it back will decide its position in the next life. That's what life is all about. me trying to fix this and give it back to Allah.
The best way that I can and there is no better way to fix that soul and put it back in the closest original form you can give it than the towel whether you give to Allah as
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if we find layer two covered by some chance, what should we say? What should we do? Subhanallah very beautiful anybody know the dude that he told her to say? Anybody Raise your hands this interactive interactive.
Verily My Lord you are off forgiving. You are oft forgiving, you are very forgiving and you love to forgive. So forgive me subpanel My Lord, You are very forgiving and you love to forgive. So forgive me Subhan Allah you know how many of you in here are born and raised Muslim?
Raise your hand, Masha, Allah.
You know, and I've been Muslim, almost 14 years now. So I feel like I'm pretty much a lifer so far.
You know, Allah has been taught to our young generation, for so long at the end of a stick, yes or no, you were taught a lot at the end of a stick. That if you do this, a lot is going to punish you. If you do this, Allah is going to punish you. Oh, Hellfire, oh, this and that. And we grew up, you grew up with an idea that Allah was just ready and just waiting to crush you and toss you into the deepest darks of him. That is just some of the psychological brainwashing that comes from our countries, from our Muslim countries. We've been, we've been under despots so long, that have ruled us with the stick, that we even have taken our Deen through the stick. When this is not the way
Allah azzawajal designed our Deen the stick is the last resort for Allah subhanho wa Taala punishment is the last resort and he never, ever gives it to anyone, unless they themselves won't right into it. And as they themselves walk right into it. The prophet SAW Beauvoir it was sending him was once around a fire. And there was a child playing near this fire. And every time the fire would flame up the mother of that childhood reach and grab it and pull it back. And the Prophet peace be upon him began to weep.
In the companions asking why are you crying yet also Lola? Because I knew he cried for a reason.
He said, Do you see how much this mother loves her child? Do you see how much this mother loves her child, she doesn't want it to be burned by the fire. Instead, of course, it's part of the innate nature of mothers to protect their children. He said know that Allah loves every one of his creation more than this mother loves her child. But yet, they are so adamant of going into the fire themselves. You see, this is the real relationship that la has with his slaves. He loves every single one of them, he created each one of them perfectly the way he designed it to be. And his purpose for creating them was to 12. and gentlemen, this is what Allah wanted for them to live in
Jenna, but he already knows there are going to be some who will make it and who are going to not make it. But it is all based upon that freewill. And that choice of decision that he gave him, and he gave them and all of them are going to make mistakes, they're all going to fall astray. They're all going to choose the wrong way. They're all going to make wrong choices in their life. The only ones that are going to make it are the ones who returned to me and repent to me and asked me to forgive them.
There will be two people on the Day of Judgment, I want to show you how much Allah wants to forgive you. I want you to realize that so when you go home tonight, you fix your relationship with Allah. Because if you fix your relationship with a law, let me tell you something, your relationship with everything else, fix changes. When you fix your relationship with Allah, your relationship with your husband or your wife changes. When you fix your relationship with a law, your relationship with your parents or your children changes. When you fix your relationship with a law, your relationship with the rest of humanity takes another level and you begin to see things completely different,
completely different because when I lost some love someone, as in the hadith of God, see when someone returns and repents to Allah, not someone who is sinless, because we've already agreed that doesn't exist. But when Allah loves someone, the prophet alayhi salatu salam said he becomes the eye with which they see the ease with which they hear the mouth with which they speak Subhan Allah. This is a relationship that every one of us want with Allah azza wa jal for Allah to love us. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said when Allah loves someone, he says to jabril la said him, yeah gibreel I love for land for land, so you love him. And Julio says to the angels, or angels, a lot of love so
and so so you love them and
The entire creation begins to love them to the entire creation loves that individual. This is a blessed life. And this causes a blessed death and a blessed hereafter. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, there is no life. There is no life, except for the life of the asset. There is no life except the life of the asherah this life, it's not really a life, he said, there is no life here. The life is the life of the accurate the next life and that life is dependent upon what you do with that soul in this life. Now, there were two people that will be being dragged to Hellfire on the Day of Judgment.
One of them he's, they've already Allah is telling the angels drag them, take them toss a minute, they're being dragged away. One of them as he's being dragged towards the Hellfire, the Hellfire will recede from that person, and Allah will ask the Hellfire, what's wrong with you? What is the matter with you?
And the Hellfire will say, yeah, Allah, he's seeking refuge in You from me.
He's seeking refuge in You from me. Therefore I'm backing up. And Allah will say, release my slave, release my slave. And there'll be another man being dragged. And he will say your Allah, I didn't expect this from you. I did not expect this from you, My Lord, and allow us and what did you expect from me? You're the one that made all these choices and did all these mistakes. What did you expect from me? He was saying, I expected that even your mercy could reach me that your mercy was so great. It can reach even someone like me. And Allah will say to the angels release my sleeve, let him go. We all know the story of the man who at his deathbed, he told his children burn me and my ashes,
take half of them and spread them into the ocean, and the other half spread them on this on this on the earth. Because I know if Allah catches me, he's going to punish me. The man understood this, that I did not give a law what he deserved. Therefore, I'm going to try to avoid this reality of standing in front of him on the Day of Judgment. Now Allah caught him and put him together easier than he put him together in the first place.
And Allah asked him, yeah, my slave, why did you do this? Why did you do this? And this person will say, Allah, you know why I did it. You know very well, the way I did it, I was afraid that if you caught me what you were gonna do to me. Allah said, For that I forgiven you, for gave him. This man goes to Jenna, just for this fear of knowing that his soul wasn't right, this fear of understanding his relationship between his soul and Allah got him all the forgiveness that he needed. So I could go on, and on and on and on, let's discuss one final story.
And then we'll break it down to the end. There was a man who killed 99 people and you all know the story the story is in Bukhari is anybody when they hire
this man killed 99 people Subhana Allah. And he went and decided something was wrong. Because within every single soul, there is that little voice called a conscience that Allah created and inside of every individual, a conscience is created by Allah to give you an understanding of right and wrong, it's inside of every human being as part of your fitrah. It's part of your natural disposition to understand good and evil. He started to realize something's wrong with my life. Something's not right. Let me fix this. So he went to the people of the town and said, send me to the best of you. I need to ask him a question. So they sent him to a man who was known for his devout worship. He was
an avid he was known for his devout worship, there's so many lessons you can learn from the story. He sent me to a man who was known for his devout worship. And this person was probably close to Allah as a virgin for his invalid worship.
The man went to him and said, Look, I've killed 99 people, can Allah forgive me? Can I be forgiven? Now this Abbot was close to Allah. But he didn't have a lot of knowledge. He didn't have a lot of knowledge. And this is part of the problem of speaking without knowledge. When you speak without knowledge, you can cause great detriments great, great detriment can come from speaking when you have no knowledge. So this worshippers said, No, I can't be any forgiveness for you've done too much. You've done too much. So what did the man's do? Well, if I can be forgiven, then I might as well just kill you too. So he killed him.
Make it an even 100 and even 100. So we killed the man.
Speaking without knowledge can cause you a lot of detriment.
But there was still something inside of him that was itching, that fitrah was still itching at him. And he went and said, okay, send me to the most knowledgeable of you. Let me fix them. Let me ask the right question. Send me to the most knowledgeable you have a question to ask him.
So they sent him to the scholar. They sent him to the man of knowledge. He went to the man of knowledge, and he said, I've killed 100 people, including your best worshipper. Can Allah forgive me?
The man said, the scholar who has knowledge, said, there's nothing that could stand between you and the forgiveness of Allah. There's nothing that can stand between you and the forgiveness of Allah. You know, the prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said
that the door of Toba is open. And it will never be shown. Until the day the sun rises from the west, that the door of Toba is open and it can never be shipped until the sun rises from the west. So he told him no, no, you, there's nothing that stands between you and the forgiveness of Allah. He said, but but you need to make some effort for this towel. But you've done you've done you've done a pretty decent amount of bad things. You need to make some effort for this towel. But leave this city, go to another place where you can be a better person and you can be away from these influences show a lot that you're truly repentant, you've done the first step and acknowledging the mistake and
seeking the repentance. Now you need to back that up with a little action. So leave this town and go to this town. Because in this other town, there are people who can help you is better town, it's better people, it's a better environment. So the man left on his way to that town. And Allah legislated that he would meet the angel of death. So he met the Angel of Death along the way and he died.
as he was laying there, two angels came down the angel of mercy and the angel of wrath, and they began to debate with one another. The angel of mercy is saying, look, no, no, he made tober. He was on his way to fix the problem. Therefore I should take him the angel of wrath is saying no, no, no, no, no, he never went. He never showed he never made it. Therefore we don't know what he could have done. He could have turned around, went back down and killed everybody who knows he could have been fooling everyone. I need to take him he didn't do anything. All we know of him is bad.
So Allah azza wa jal since angels ability, he swam, and told them that Allah said, decide the matter like this, measure the distance from the town he left, to where he is now. And then measure from where he is now to the town he was journeying to whichever distance you find to be shorter, that Angel will take him meaning that if he is closer to the town, he left, the Angel of wrath should take him because he hasn't done anything. If he's closer to the town with which he is going, then the angel of mercy will take him because he's made a serious commitment. Now, in reality, which town did he die closer to?
The one from which he just left? And had they measured like that the angel of wrath would have taken him now question, could Allah have just legislated for him to die anywhere along that path, closer to where he was going closely, a lot could have designed for him to be anywhere. But a lot legislated that he would die closer to the town from which he left. And then as they were beginning to measure, Allah commanded the earth to shorten its distance, he commanded the earth to fold itself in and changed physics. You know, Allah as logen created physics, physics are changeable, they are changeable. A lot can change physics at any time. And he has done so he changed the very physics and
shrunk the earth. And when they measured they found him closer to the town to which he was going and the angel of mercy took him. Now, why is this story important? Well, because number one, this story could have happened quite differently. The man could have died closer to the town he was going an angel of mercy just took them. Secondly, the story could have never made it to us. It's a story about one man, Allah azza wa jal legislated that this story would make it to us and that this man would die closer to where he was going from and a law would go so far as to make the entire Earth change its parameters and its dimensions, just so he could show you how much he loves to forgive how
much he loves to forgive. This man had killed 100 people, including one of Allah's devout worshippers, and Allah is still trying to show you an eye that he loves more than anything to forgive, to forgive. And it doesn't matter how much you've done. It doesn't matter how bad you've been, how far off the path you've gone. The door of Talbot is never closed until the day the sun rises from the west and you can meet a law with as much sin as you want. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam said Whoever has a repentant heart, he will find a law with the lightness of forgiveness. He will find a law with a lightness of forgiveness to the amount of use and even if his sins were to
amass the earth and everything that is in it. And I don't think there's a person that sinned that much yet. Subhana Allah brothers and sisters, we have to realize something. It's not about whether or not you're going to make a mistake. Quit fooling yourself upon that. Quit trying to achieve perfection.
You can't, there's nothing perfect in this life. Nothing is perfect in this life. There's not a single thing that exists within this world that is perfect. Love isn't perfect in this life. Love can be tainted and twisted in many forms and fashions. Relationships are not perfect in this life. Even the things that we enjoy are not perfect in this life. The relationship that a husband and wife enjoy are not perfect because they need to go in purify themselves, they create a a Natasha from it, even when you eat is not perfect in this life, because you're going to defecate it out. There's nothing perfect in this life. Stop fooling yourself.
The only perfection in this life is to stand in front of Allah azza wa jal on the Day of Judgment.
And hear the words from your Creator, my slave, I have forgiven you. That's it. That is when that soul reaches its perfection. That is when and only when your soul will reach perfection and reach that state that Allah created it for, which makes it worthy of dwelling in a place called gender. That's it, there is no other golden life, there is no other reason for you being here. And if you're doing anything else with your life, beyond this, it is extra May Allah bless you, you're in school, trying to get a degree when hamdulillah go use that to benefit yourself, your family and the Muslims. But if you are using that, as a means to keep yourself from purifying that soul, then you
are wasting your entire life. And I am guaranteeing you when you stand in front of Allah on the Day of Judgment, you will beg and beg and plead for only one thing. One thing and Allah says that in the Quran, they will say a rub dlg own, my lord Cindy back, send me back, I want to go back. Why? Why do they want to go back to see their family and their children in their homes, know that I am in a solid, heavy metal right so that I can do some good with that which I left behind. Just so I can do some good with what is left behind and Allah will say No, it's too late. There's a barrier now between you and that it's over. You had your chance. I sent you guidance. I sent you messengers, I
gave you a book I gave you everything you need the recipe what by with which to purify your soul, and you neglected it. So it's your own fault. And if you go to hell, if you end up in hell, a lot didn't place you there. A lot only opened the gate and let you walk in a lot on the open the gate and let you walk in. It's a very simple process in Islam. Islam is a beautiful religion by this aspect. One of the most beautiful things I saw about Islam was this concept of forgiveness. Because I saw something very different. And I was fortunate what hamdulillah the first glimpse I saw of real Islam was about the forgiveness of Allah. And I was at a point in my life where I didn't think
forgiveness was for me. I thought that I had done so much and I was only 18. But I thought I had lived so recklessly and so carelessly, and had said so many evil things to my Creator, that there was no hope for me until the Imam stood there and told me that the door of repentance is never closed, until the sun rises from the list. And if you haven't worshipped something other than Allah unknowingly and committed outright blatant shirk, associating a partner with Allah, then walk through that door of repentance and you will find a lord who is ready and loving to forgive you. How much more beautiful can a relationship between a creator and his creation? It is a relationship of
love. Allah azza wa jal loves every one of his creation, loves them more than your own mother loves you.
More than your own mother loves you, he loves you. He loves you, and He wants you to do well in general. But that soul that he gave you can only enter into paradise if it's clean. Dirty souls can't go to gender, they have to be clean, but they can't be cleaned by you being perfect. It's impossible. Won't happen, never has happened. The only way to clean it is through the repentance and mercy of Allah azzawajal. Allah says this
in sort of, very beautifully. Allah says, Yeah, you Allah Deena ammonoid Amadou helado Kamala tiara Tintin G. Komen name, oh, you believe can I guide you to a transaction at Giada that will lead you to a avoid you from a painful punishment. And a law tells you to do three things, three things. So let me know how many of you in here believe in Allah. Raise your hand you believe in God that created everything that exists.
Number two, water sewer Lee. You believe in his messenger. How many people in here believe in the messenger Mohammed sort of seven. If you don't, that's fine.
So guess how many you have already, two out of three. There's only three. There's only three things Allah is telling you to do to you.
been given as a default if you're a Muslim, the third one or two j he doin fccb de la EB mR de como en fusi, calm and then make some effort for Allah do some effort the word.
Jihad the word of jihad is not an evil word is a struggle for good but a struggle for higher. It is a struggle to be a better person. It is a struggle to make a better place. It is a struggle against injustice, against tyranny, against evil against oppression, to make sure that no woman is ever harmed. No woman is ever abused. No child is ever taken advantage of no one's property has ever stolen, the weaker take care of the rich give to the poor, what is that? Do the poor always have a place to lay their head night they have food on their table? And if you want me to apologize for that I'm quite sorry I will never do it. This is what Allah is asking for you believe in Him, His
messengers strive for him. And that for you that you come hi welcome in consumed to Allah moon. It's better for you if you only understood it better for you than anything you can do in this life. And then Allah says something very, very beautiful next, that what he will give you for this is your feeling.
He will forgive you your sense Subhana Allah because Allah says, you feel the Nobuko what you what you feel. I will forgive your sins and then enter you into paradise. Because you can't go to Paradise without the forgiveness of Allah azza wa jal. I don't care how much good you've done. If you're trying to intergender with your good deeds, guess what? Give up. Give up now. Give up now. If your intent to go to Paradise is through your good you're wasting your time. You are wasting your time because Abu huraira radi Allahu and narrated for us, and in a Muslim collected, that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Let none of you think that by doing good you will go to
Paradise. Let none of you be deceived or fooled into thinking that your good will get you entry into paradise. They were astonished. They said not even you or messenger of Allah. He said not even me. unless Allah forgives me. Not even me. I will not even go to Paradise unless Allah forgives me. unless Allah forgives me Subhana Allah so it is the mercy of Allah, the forgiveness of Allah, that is the key to Jenna, why do I do good because I want Allah to forgive me from the bed. I know I'm doing the bad. Therefore I want to do the good to overcome it. I returned to Allah, I repent to Allah, I asked him to forgive me, there's nothing special you need to do. Brothers and sisters, you
sinned against your Creator, you go and you deal with him with it. You deal with your Creator, you acknowledge yourself you acknowledge you're wrong. And you ask Allah to forgive you. And then guess what you move on. You move on. It's like you move on. You know, the biggest hurdle to us be getting forgiveness from Allah is learning to forgive ourselves, is learning to forgive ourselves. This is what prevents us from Allah's forgiveness so much is that we ask Allah to forgive us. But we fail to realize that we have to forgive ourselves. Yeah, I've done wrong, it's not the end of the world, I can fix it. Yes, I have wronged you, a heat system. Please forgive me, I'm human, we can fix it.
This is our life. This is how we're going to live. This is how we're going to interact with each other. And this is what's going to decide at all on the Day of Judgment, not whether or not you've made mistakes, because every son of Adams going to be standing on the Day of Judgment, going nuts over the mistakes they made. And I will finish Finally, round it up with this for you to understand how serious this is for you to understand how guaranteed and serious it is that you will make a mistake, that the process is not about whether the mistakes are going to happen, but how you fix it.
And I'm going to finish by letting you know, as a final snippet, how much the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him loves you all, how much he sold, the Lord Himself loved you all.
Subhan Allah, humanity, on the day of judgment will be running around like mad men and mad women, we're going to be going crazy. We're not gonna, we're not gonna know what to do. But one thing we are going to know, we're in trouble. Every single human is going to knowledge today, I'm in trouble. When you get that book and start thumbing through it, you're going to realize, oh, mg, there's gonna be a real OMG moment. I have a problem.
So all of humanity is going to realize they need some help. So what are they gonna do? They're gonna run to someone you know who they're gonna run to?
This is an authentic narration from the Prophet Lisa was to them. They're gonna run to Adam, Alisa them. Yeah, Adam, and you were the first one that Allah created with his own hand. Please go to Allah and fix this for us. Because if, if we go to a law like this, it's over. We're done. You know, Adam, and Sam will say, My Lord has never been angry like this. And he will never be angry like this again. Because Allah will be angry on the Day of Judgment. Absolutely. And I disobeyed My Lord in the garden. Guess what, I got my own problems today. I can help you. I can't help you. I have my own problems to deal with. Yeah, I'm OMG. Now who can we go to next? So he was
say you know what, go to either go to new, go to Noah, go to Noah, Noah, Noah, Noah can help you. So we'll go to Noah lace to them and say Yeah, no. We need some help. We need some help. No, we'll say, My Lord has never been this angle before. No. Will you ever be this angry again?
Allah gave me one two, that was assured to be answered and I used it on my people. I use it on my own people. You know, the flood was because of Noah's Dora. Noah destroyed his own people. So no one's gonna say, look, I got my own problems today. I have my own issues today. I can't help you go to Musa Lisa or go to Ebrahim. He'll go to Abraham and Abraham until the same thing, and Abraham will say the same thing. Look, I was angry. I can't help you. I lied. I had to. I got known problems today. I can't help you go to Musa acnm Moosa, I killed the man. Sorry, I can't help you go to he said, he said ma says the mercy. He is the mercy. He's the column from Allah is the word of Allah go
to him. So we'll go to East LA ceram. He will say, Sorry, they worship me like I was alone. I have no help for you today. I'm sorry, just just go away. But he said a slam will actually give us the answer.
And this just shows you how everyone is worried. Everyone, even the best of us are worried on this day, whether or not that sold at all I gave them they're going to return it right. And these are the best of us, Mashallah. And they say, I can't help you, I'm not going to help you. But I used to LA salon, will say go to Mohammed, peace be upon him.
And this ending gives Mohammed no divinity. So the last sentence, no divinity was a human being was just a man and a messenger.
But he had a special status with a law. And he had a special status with humanity, special relationship with humanity. And he sacrificed quite a bit for us. One thing he sacrificed more than anything, was one gift that Allah gave him. So we will go to Mohammed Salah Salem. So yeah, that was a little lie.
We've been to everybody, they've all turned us away. Can you help us?
And he'll help us. Because Allah gave every prophet and messenger that one,
that if you ask for something, I'll give it to you. Whatever, whatever it is, and the Prophet peace be upon him said, Every messenger and Prophet used that in their lifetime. They all use it for something. He said, except for me, mine, I saved to the Day of Judgment, and he will go in front of Allah.
And make sure Jews and worship and praise Allah as long as Allah wills who knows how long it may be. And then Allah will say to him,
to get up, and ask me, and you will not be turned down, asked me whatever you want, you won't be turned down.
He would only have one word for Allah, He will say mighty, mighty, my nation, my nation, my people, forgive them, forgive them, and Allah as was accepted. And that mercy that we've been asking a lot for for so long in our life, Allah will give it to us. But let me tell you one thing right now, if you haven't tried to fix that relationship with you and alarm the dead, gentlemen, don't think that that there is going to be for you. Because you didn't even seek a means you didn't even seek a way. Allah gave you a path. Allah gave you a choice. Allah gave you a system by which to fix your relationship with him, and you denied it. So don't think you deserve anything special from the
Messenger of Allah subhana wa send him on the Day of Judgment. But no one thing we love the Prophet peace be upon him more than we love our own souls, because look at him, all the things he went through all the struggles he suffered in his life, the many times where he needed a way out, and he could have taken his way out, he decided not to, because he loved each and every one of you so much, that he knew you would need something special on the Day of Judgment. And he decided to hold on to that for you. So when we mentioned the Prophet, civil servant, we should say something about him, we should ask a lot to give him the Shiva on the day of judgment that was either the position of rank
and honor that he's deserving. And one of the thing you have to realize is be a little bit easier on yourself, be a little bit easier on yourself. You're not going to be perfect striving for perfection is an idea that exists in many other religions, but not in Islam. Not in Islam. perfection in Islam is forgiveness. perfection in Islam is forgiveness. That's where you find perfection, not in Nirvana, not in reincarnation, not not in sacrifice no in forgiveness, perfection of the soul and purification of that soul in Islam is found in forgiveness and any other system of purifying the soul that you find, go and read as many books as many manuals as you want, you will find that the
end result is the same. You are trying to gain forgiveness. You're trying to purify that soul enough so that our law can be pleased with it and forgive it for its mistakes in the next life. So
Don't be too hard on yourself, realize you're going to make mistakes. But don't wait either. To fix it, if you have a problem with Allah, fix it today. Don't wait for tomorrow. My grandfather once told me something. He wasn't a Muslim. But Mashallah, very wise man. He told me, people who plan for tomorrow are wise. But people who count under the fools, people plan for tomorrow wise, but to count on it is a fool. Do today's work today, leave tomorrow's work for tomorrow. So if you have a problem with a lot today, fix it today. Don't go to bed tonight without having your relationship with a law in place. Because no one guaranteed you that there is a tomorrow for you, for me or for anyone. But
one thing I do know is that there is a Yeoman. There's a last day, there might not be a tomorrow, but there is going to be a last day. And that is going to be the day where you will wish with everything that you own and possess, you will be willing to sell your own children, you will bring your own children up and be willing to ransom them. You would give them a way to come back to this life and ask a lot to forgive you just one time will lie you will. So please fix your relationship with a lot today. Fix it and if you've made problems with tween people, fix that today. fix that today. Don't wait for tomorrow. Don't stand in front of a law on the Day of Judgment, having to deal
with a problem that you could have dealt with right here right now understand that we're humans, and we're gonna make mistakes, and we have to learn to forgive each other. And lastly, the prophet alayhi salatu salam told Aisha radi Allahu Allah, that Allah rewards mercy. Like He rewards nothing else. Allah rewards mercy. Like He rewards nothing else. And you can get for mercy, what you can get for nothing else. And those who do not show mercy will never be shown mercy. So if you can't show mercy, don't expect that mercy will be given to you. So learn how to be merciful to one another to yourself, and fix your relationship with the one who created you. Well, after another 100 Allah wa
tada was totally welcome first Alfredo in order for him. What is the record? Okay, Aaron, was Sara Marie comm or amatola, he better care to?
Yeah, we're gonna take some q&a, and sha Allah. And I'm probably going I'm going to be leaving directly after the program, please forgive me.
You can just give me the question I'm leaving directly after because I'm actually supposed to be live on his Lam channel in 40 minutes. So we're going to attempt to make it in sha Allah. So please forgive me if right after I just kind of disappear. Any questions based on the topic in sha Allah?
If there's no questions, guess what happened? Either you understood everything. And you have absolutely no question about it whatsoever. Or you didn't understand the bloody thing I said, and you don't even know where to begin questioning me about it. Is that the first one? any questions whatsoever? Going once? Questions going twice? Well, this will be a first we have one question.
a lot of rewards for mercy, that which he doesn't reward for anything else that Allah gives as a reward for being merciful, that which He rewards for nothing else. And if you don't show mercy, you won't be shown mercy. And he said this to her when she responded to a Jew, who greeted the Prophet alayhi salatu. Salam Assam Well, I didn't come saying death on to you. And she said, Well, why they complain to you, too. He told her calm down, chill out a lot gives her mercy that which doesn't give her anything else that if you don't show mercy, you won't be showing mercy. So we don't always have to act with aggression. We don't always have to respond angrily. We don't have to. We can do it. And
lastly, I'll give you a little snippet. Since there's no questions. How many of you heard about this film? Yes. And then I'll give you a little snippet? Yes.
One of the signs that forgiveness have been accepted in this life is that you become better. you improve. You don't repeat the sin repeatedly. The scholars say that for someone who seeks terrible, like they've done terrible, but yet they fall right back into the sin, then the Toba has not been accepted, but they can go back and make Toba again, but there should be some improvement. Like for instance, if you go to Hajj hides, forgives all sins, except the major sins that scholars say if you come back from hygiene you become again and immediately the same person you were before hudge, you should realize that maybe you had had some problems. Maybe Allah didn't accept it the way you wanted
to. But doesn't mean you can't fix that again. So the Toba needs to be sincere. It has to be sincere. You have to have some remorse, and you have to try to avoid the sin. It can't play a game with a law that Okay, I'm going to make Tobin I'm going to do the same thing tomorrow and make Toba again, same thing, same thing, or play the game of I'm going to send in sentencing and sentencing and then asked for repentance on my deathbed. Whereas nobody is guaranteed that you're going to see your deathbed it's not guaranteed life ends like this very fragile, is
background, family etc. What do you think Islam added, you know, to that concept of forgiveness I already had
precisely because we already
Islam taught me that forgiveness from Allah is endless. It's It's beautiful, but that I needed to make some effort for it, that there needed to be some action on my part, some continuous action, I needed to live a life that proved I really wanted to be forgiven. You understand? Not that I could just ask to be forgiven. And it was overnight, I needed to make up and show and do some action. Just like if I slap you and then say, I forgive you. And then tomorrow, slap you again. It'd be like, wait a minute, this is not really doesn't really work like that.
But if I slap you, and then I say, forgive me, and tomorrow, I'm trying to make up for it. I'm giving you a ride, I'm showing some effort. So I'm trying to show some effort and fix my relationship with more by living a good life, as what kind of Islam brought me a little bit closer to Allah with that, as well.
There's a difference of opinion. If you've made two or three major sins, you make tau before it mentioned all of them. A lot can forgive you. You can make trouble for every single one as you go, but it's better to make Toba immediately. Tau should never be delayed, repenting to Allah should never be delayed for any reason whatsoever. You should make up for immediately. But if you've done so many sins, he returned to Allah returned to Allah and asked him, he knows what you've done. There may be things you've even forgotten. You may have to make terrible things you don't remember you did. But Allah knows and you can tell a lot. ask Allah you know what I've done? Forgive me for it.
If you're sincere with it, a lot can forgive you.
Lastly, how many of you heard of this movie Innocence of Muslims? This film depicting the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him very despicably. How many of you hate the movie? Raise your hands.
All right, now I'm going to be a little bit tough. Why do you hate the movie? I've never seen it. And I'm not gonna watch it. I'm not gonna give him the satisfaction of me watching it. I never looked at the Danish cartoons. I never looked at the Swedish cartoons. I avoid them, by all means necessary. Why? I'm gonna tell you why. One day the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, was walking home. And his daughter had passed by some of the Mexicans. And they were calling him the insulted one. Rather than calling him Mohammed, they were calling the opposite of Mohammed rather than calling him praise. They were calling him insulted. What are the most negative connotations a man
can be called? She began to cry. And when her father got home, he said, My daughter, why are you crying? She said, Oh Father, you're the Messenger of Allah. You're the Messenger of Allah, and they're calling you this name. He left.
He said, he dealt with he left. And he said, daughter, they're calling me the insulted one. When Allah has named me, Mohammed. So I don't know who it is they're talking about, they must be referring to someone else. You see, this cartoon does not depict the man Mohammed, I know. The man Mohammed bin Abdullah bin Abdullah, metallic, is not depicted in that cartoon. These these movies don't depict the Messenger of Allah that I follow. So why do I care about this Hollywood fictional character that they have created and named Mohammed don't really care. You can call a dog Mohammed doesn't make him my messenger. My messenger was
in Nicola Allah Holton adeem, upon the most noble character, so say what you wish you only show your own level of ignorance when you depict a man that you don't know anything about, because the facts are very clear, and black and white, whom he was, and anyone who's taken a logical and unbiased look has admitted the fact that he was probably one of the greatest and most influential and most powerful and most beautiful human beings to ever walk the face of the globe. So I don't need to respond to your movie, because it's a Hollywood fiction, it should be in a theater, make people pay to watch it, get some money out of it, and go on about your business. Don't expect me to be upset
about it, because it's not the person whom I know, this is how we deal with these things. Because if we give in to the pressure, then we're only proving the very fact that they want to know that it's very easy to antagonize Muslims, it's very easy to get us riled up. You see, you poke them and they go crazy. They like animals in a cage. This is what they want to depict you as we are not like this, we followed a messenger who was upon the most noble manners and we deal with it that way. He laughed it off, laugh it off, laugh it off, you don't live in a life where you can deal with it the way it's supposed to be dealt with, laugh at off, it is what it is. And that's all it's going to be. We carry
on with our business of showing people you can say Mohammed is this I'll show you who Mohammed samosa them was walk with me for a day or a week or a month and you'll see a different story. So inshallah tada I hope something I have said has been of some benefit, if it has been a benefit. No, that is because all good comes from Allah, not from any human being all good is from Allah, and he's the only one that ever deserves to be praised for it. And if I have made mistakes, which I guarantee you I have, it's because I'm a human and I am full of mistakes and have no knowledge and forgive me for it now insha Allah and make to offer me and acknowledge or rectify my affairs.
Where you find and advise me when you see fit to do so. What does up little Caden or said mid comme Rahmatullahi wa barakato