Which Two Deeds Please Allah?
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19th April, 2022

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Which Two Deeds Please Allah? Allah ta'ala says in the Quran Hakim, وٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَٰحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِم Allah says, look, when a person sins, then this is not considered as something minor. There's 2 types of sins. One is Huqooq ul Allah and one is Huqooq ul Ibaad. The rights of Allah and the rights of people. Falling short in fulfilling the rights of Allah means that one does not implement those things which Allah has instructed him to do and does not refrain from those things which Allah ta'ala has ordered him to refrain from. So these are the rights of Allah and whenever a person is in this state, then it is not considered as something minor or small. It is a very dangerous thing. He is disobeying Allah at that time and for the one who disobeys Him, his situation is extremely dangerous. So Allah ta'ala has given us a little bit of a hint, و ظلموا أنفسهم That sins are not something minor. The one who commits sins is like he has become destroyed, he is ruined Allah ta'ala says. After sinning, it is like the sinful person has been erased. He’s not there. Why? Because he has oppressed himself and his consequence is that he is neither in a good state here in this world and neither in a good state there in the Hereafter. Sins are a very bad thing indeed. Look, regarding sins, in the hereafter after a person passes away, what will be the loss for the person? Upon which stages will we be given punishment? From the time of death, to the grave. And the grave isn't a bad place. The grave can become a nice garden for you. And rugs and carpets can be laid out for you there and nice cool breezes can come there for you. That's such a place where the angels say, "sleep. Just like the bride is sleeping, you sleep as well." It's us who dig out the grave, take out the soil and the dirt and then we lower the deceased but this is not the reality of the grave. The grave has a large capacity and windows of paradise come there and the nice breeze of paradise come into the grave. It’s not a minor place. So what does it become? Many people have shared their Kashf, visions regarding the grave and many of them have even been accepted. They can see the circumstances in the grave. Many events of the pious predecessors you have read which have been mentioned in the books, regarding people who went into the grave and it was told, "this is their situation. This is the bad situation they are in. They are being punished." Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself was passing by a graveyard and he stopped by a grave and said, "this person is being punished." For which reason? Those sins we have committed, ظلموا أنفسهم , but we didn't care about the verses of the Quran when they told us this. And what a fearful message for a human being if you think about it and a great warning. Save yourself from the sins. Leave the sins. This is not something small. "Oh I was just lying a little bit, it just came out my mouth. Oh my eyes just wondered a little bit. I couldn't help it. It wasn't me. Somebody did something wrong to me and I swore at him." It’s very easy for us to do wrong. Think for a moment. Alhamdulillah it is with the blessings of Ramadan that it is explaining to us so that we can understand. We live a life like animals. Allah says, even a small sin isn't considered a small thing. You have done oppression. Why? Because that small sin, when you go into your grave, then the condition of your grave will change. You should've attained the piece of paradise but due to that one sin there will be fire around you. Snakes around you, scorpions around you, there will be tightness in the grave and extreme heat in the grave. Who will save us there? Tell me. What a bad thing it is. The sins of the eyes, the sins of the mouth, the sins of the hand, the sins of the feet, the sins from the bad thoughts, the sins of the heart. All these are sins. So sins are such that you have oppressed yourself, you have destroyed yourself. And who will the reckoning be bad for on Qiyamah? Who will be in a severe situation when they rise from resurrection? Those who committed sins. Who will be wandering around the darkness? The sins will make them wander around the darkness because the sin becomes darkness. Sins develop darkness. يخرجهم من الظلمات الى النور What darkness is there which Allah is referring to? We are sat here mashaaAllah. We have the light. The moon, the sun and the stars. "We are not in darkness." But Allah says, "You are in darkness. Inside you there is darkness." يخرجهم من الظلمات When an individual, when he changes and goes towards Allah, then Allah says I remove the darkness and the fire of Hellfire which is inside you. I take you out of it and take you into the light of my nearness. "You didn't even know where you were going, you were worse than animals as a human being. You didn't have no wisdom, understanding, brains, what life you were living?" One sin of a human being. We say, "it's a small one." No. Sometimes houses burn down and when they analyse afterwards, they say, "there was a matchstick that was burning and the child threw it in the house." And the whole house then burns down due to that matchstick." One small piece of ember. Ash. And it burns the house. We say, "its just a small sin." Allah says there's no such thing as a small sin. You will see the consequences for each sin, even if it was an atoms weight of sin, you will see the result of the loss incurred. We don’t know about haraam or halal, or lying or honesty. Think for a moment. These things we should be worried. I'm not giving a speech. Let's start to be concerned about these things. Don’t even dream about being saved. Don’t think, "oh its okay, I've done these things ill be okay." But the verse of the Quran tells us that verily it is something to worry about and that we shouldn't consider any sin to be minor, whether it is the rights of Allah or the rights of the people. What do we do? Sometime we exert ourselves in fulfilling the rights of Allah and worship. We forget the rights of the people which is an even greater sin. How? Allah says, come forward. Okay fair enough, i'll look at your deeds and sift through them and forgive some, but after the rights of Allah are the rights of the people and Allah says I cannot forgive those until that individual himself forgives you on the day of Judgement. Imagine how much dishonour you will earn if you backbite against someone and he thinks you’re good and pious. And on the day of Qiyamah, the card will come out and he will say, "you? I considered you a very good person. You would sit and speak about me? This is backbiting, committed by you? How embarrassing is this. Tell me. That we are sat gossiping about someone, lying about someone, slandering, engaging in bad talk and we are becoming so happy that we are inflicting pain and distress upon others. "Oh if I do this, if I swear at him, then they'll say oh yes, you spoke in front of him. You dishonoured him. You disrespected him on his face." Is this a human being? No. This cannot be the case. This is not life my friends. So Allah says, "I forgive you for some things you did against me, but the rights of the people which you broke, I can't let you off." Allah says for example, there is someone underneath you, less powerful than you, less stronger, then we grind them so much that the oil begins to come out. We don’t even know if we're fulfilling the rights. That person has come under your responsibility and your control. This is not the case. First and foremost, look. Before the rights of Allah, look at the rights of the people that I have made such and such mistake against the people. So this is what the Quran says وٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَٰحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمْ Allah says, you have ruined yourself. You have ruined your grave. You have ruined your reckoning. You can't cross the bridge of Sirat. Who are those people who will pass by the bridge quickly like electricity? Those people who have no sins. SubhaanAllah. Who are those people who will pass by each stage of the Hereafter with ease? It will be those people who do not have the burden of sins. Otherwise these people won't be empty handed. In the hadith it is stated that there will be huge burdens upon people. "What burdens are these on you?" They’ll be asked. And with this burden they will have to travel. Thousands of years of journey and on their heads will be a burden. What? These sins you committed in this world. Tell me. What do we do now? How do we save ourselves from committing sins? Look at Allah's Mercy and kindness. If a person becomes dirty and he starts to smell and on his body there appear insects and mouse, what shall he do? Should he start running around? Allah ta'ala has prepared resources for us, from the heavens, from the earth, from the fountains, from the mountains, from the oceans, from the rivers, from the streams, Allah has given us water everywhere. Water is flowing everywhere in abundance. Allah says you won't have an issue. No problem. Immediately he will take the water and begin purifying himself. Isn’t this the case? That Allah has prepared water for us all around the world. Allah says ," I don’t want you to be dirty on your body for even one second. More than necessary. Is this not the case of Allah's favour upon us, otherwise tell me. Regarding one’s body and the world that we are living in. There is wind, there is heat, there is temperature, then there's smell and stench and if there wasn't water, then how would we wash ourselves? We would die from the stench of our own sweat. So it's a great blessing. How much of a great blessing it is that immediately man runs to the shower, opens his tap, he stands there, washes himself and comes out clean and fresh. This is Allah's praise and Glory. At that time we are not thinking about Allah's blessing of water. How has He prepared this for us? From the heavens he sends down water. Allah ta'ala gives us water from the seas. Allah ta'ala sends water from the river. Allah ta'ala gives us water from the streams. Allah ta'ala split the earth asunder and gave water to the people. How much has Allah prepared the resource of water so we can purify ourselves? Look. So the situation now is that we commit sins and Allah says, you have oppressed yourself. End of story. What will you do now? What can a person do now? Finished. A person commits Zina, adultery, finished. He commits Zina of the eyes. Finished. If he fights with someone. Finished. He's been ruined and destroyed, Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said. SubhaanAllah. The Quran gives an order. If you've done all of these things, وٱلَّذِينَ إِذَا فَعَلُواْ فَٰحِشَةً أَوْ ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمْ ذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ I'm reading the Quran. Allah says if you are dirty, I have given you water through the oceans, through the seas, so that your body doesn't stay dirty. So your Lord also prepared a way for you to become protected in the world from your sins. ذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ Engage in the Remembrance of Allah. فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ 2 things have been mentioned. What does فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ mean? Engage in Allah's Remembrance. And after the Dhikr what should you do? Turn to your Lord. What does Tawbah mean? You are scholars so you would know that in Arabic, Tawbah means to "turn to." To return to. Where should the sinful person return to? The next verse is very beautiful. Where he should go after he sins? Allah says, "is there anyone else besides Allah who will safeguard you?" SubhaanAllah. These words can only come from the Lord in the heavens and the one who takes care of you and brought you up upon the Earth. كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا Your parents. When they take you out of the house and the house is finished. You have got nothing left to your name, then what do you do? Return back to the door of the mother and father. Because a person knows who they are and that they'll give him refuge and protection. Only they will save him. So he runs back to his mother and father. You've seen this haven't you? Doesn't matter how disobedient, his wrong actions, he's left the wife and children, he's left the marriage and then at the end of the day he comes back. There is a knock at the door. Who comes back? "Oh my son come back, come back what is the problem?" The father expresses love to the child and the mother expresses her love. In the next verse Allah ta'ala says, I can't remember the exact verse, it is not coming to my mind, but there Allah says, "who is there? Come. Knock on my door, your Lord will embrace you. Turn back to me." Say SubhaanAllah. And then it is said, وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلُواْ don't be foolish. If you've committed a sin, don't be foolish and remain stubborn and consistent upon that sin. Never do this ever. وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ don't remain persistent. Don't be stubborn. What a great thing which has been said. Because He knew that Shaytan is evil, he is wretched and he makes a person do sin and when a person does sin he doesn't allow the person to repent. He doesn't allow man to attain the cure, the 2 solutions which Allah has given him. فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِمْ You've committed oppression. You are full of sins. Your grave is ruined and your death will be severe, angels are coming with chains for you, they will take you dragging, they will beat you and in the grave, the fire is already burning. That's how many sins a person has to his name. We don't know how bad of a sin backbiting is. We don't know how bad of a sin lying is. We don't know how bad of a sin breaking someone's heart is. We don't know about these things. All we know is fighting at home with ease, the wife is fighting with the husband, the husband is fighting with the wife, he is quarrelling with this person and they are quarrelling with that person. We don’t realise that there are severe punishments for these sins through which a person destroys himself and destroys his grave. A big fire is generated, all due to our deeds. Life is made from our actions as well as Paradise and Hellfire. SubhaanAllah. There is a great saying. "By action, life may become both, paradise and hell; this creature of dust in its nature, is neither of light, nor of fire." That this is common from morning until evening, what have we done? Have we made paradise? Allah says SubhaanAllah. When you say SubhaanAllah, then a tree is planted for you in paradise. If, from a person’s tongue SubhaanAllah comes out, then a tree is planted for him, then also by backbiting in your grave, fire can be burning. A severe fire. Yes. Due to the sin. Allah ta'ala says if you do wrong, don't be stubborn and stand firm on the sin and you definitely need to do 2 actions. Immediately after sinning turn back to Allah. "Allah save me, I made a mistake." But what do we do? We become stubborn and say, I didn't even commit a sin." Why? "That person was like that and if I didn't do this then how could I continue," we say. "Do you think this is a sin?" We say. And we become stubborn. And Allah has warned us that, "don't be stubborn. Don’t be stubborn you'll be disgraced. Immediately do these 2 things." ذَكَرُواْ ٱللَّهَ "Astaghfirullah" Where is the fire of that grave? Where is the fire Hell? Where is the bridge of Siraat? All you need to do is move your tongue. Say SubhaanAllah. The fire of this world cannot compare to the fire of the Hereafter. The fire of the Hereafter is so severe that no one can put that fire out. No one can remove the punishments of the grave. No one will be able to hear you when you’re shrieking out. "Prepare oh Fatima, Radiyallahu Anha." Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was telling his daughter, "Oh Fatima, prepare for your grave, practice. Don’t consider practice as a small thing," Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said. And the message is to his Ummah. The nation. And who was the means? His flesh. His heart. Hadhrat Fatima Radiyallaha Anha. This so that our eyes could open. So don’t consider the grave to be a minor place. Make your grave today if you want to make your grave a portion of paradise. Because very quickly it will come to us. It doesn't take a second. "He's died he's died he's gone." Where has he gone? Is he moving to another house? Or is there a bungalow he has prepared and he's moving to there after dying? Or is it a detached house? "Oh let’s send him to Japan, he can rest there after death." "Oh let’s send him to Saudi Arabia he can live there." Where has the dead person gone? Such a place we considered to be the worse in this world. The dirt and the soil and this soul needs to be dug out to the bottom, so that he doesn't run away and get out of it. Allahu akbar. And then he was sent to his grave in such a way that his clothes were removed, his watch was removed, his Amaamah, turban was removed. Remove everything from him so those around him can have awareness, that for which he was spoiling his grave, he is not even taking anything with him. Nothing is assisting him. "Remove his top." "No no I want a silk Qamees, top. I want a shiny top. I want rings, I want to wear this, I want to wear trousers and shirt. I want to buy this." How many sins a person commits for this grave. How much haraam does one engage in for the grave. How much does he lie? How much does he sign in the wrong place? And he is increasing his bank balance for these things, "I don’t want these clothes, I want this. I don't want this watch, I want this. I don’t want this Kurta, top, I want this." Alhamdulillah regarding the blessings of Allah ta'ala, if He has given it to you through halal earnings it is fine. Halal is what Allah has made halaal and not that which comes out from your pockets, not according to your own definitions. What is that? وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ They are stubborn. "No its halaal, where is it written? But everyone eats it. Everyone does it." And that's why Allah said, وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ , don’t be stubborn. "Oh foolish person, you are to return to me very soon." Say SubhaanAllah. Good discussion today or not, tell me? Is the Quran correct or not? Tell me. Yes. This is how this faqir reads the Quran. Allah says don’t be stubborn and are people stubborn or not? Tell me. Are they not stuck in their ways? "Oh no, I'm forced to eat it, everyone is eating it, other people are signing like this, I have to sign like this, I have to bring my children up. He starts to swear at those people who are explaining to him and advising him. "He is stupid. He is mad. Don’t listen to him. Do this to him and do that to him. Rebuke him. He's telling people the wrong deen. He's telling people that this is the deen. He's strict with people, he's stern." That person who is advising, they start to scold him in the dunya. "Don’t go near him. Don’t sit with him, he's wrong." Whether he's right or wrong, but at least the Quran isn't wrong is it? Allah says in the Quran, don't be stubborn and accept the sin as the sin. As long as you don't accept the sin, then how can you detach yourself from the sin? And if you do not accept the sin, then you cannot become near to Allah. Yes. If I say "I'm not sick, I'm not ill" and he's got cancer, the patient is saying he is not sick. Will he go to the hospital? Will he go to the doctor? Because he doesn't accept and everyone is saying, "you are ill oh man, your face has gone yellow, you have stopped drinking, you have no appetite, you can't get up from the bed," and he says, "no I’m fine, there's nothing wrong with me, I’m not going to hospital." What will be his condition then? So Allah is saying the same, "Don't be arrogant, don't be stubborn, you are sick, after sinning you are destroyed. Your life has gone. Your Hereafter is destroyed." But 99% of those people who have recited the Kalimah, today are stuck and staunch on their ways. That place where they see benefit and its a Haraam thing, they don’t abandon it. What is the life of a believer? That every moment, every second, Allah ta'ala has ordered, لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ Before you do any action, turn and refer to the Shariah and see what Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said regarding it and what principle did he give. When you're looking for a job, employment, work, first and foremost what do you see? You see whether Shariah and Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has said that it is lawful or unlawful for you to work there. If it is Haraam, then don't stop there for a second. Abandon it. Here I’ll mention something about Mufti Taqi Uthmani Sahib, he said a man came to him. He was a landlord, highly-educated, and due to his education, he was on a high post. He had a high rank, a good job according to his studies. Mufti sahib is sharing this. He said he came to me and he said to me, "I'm working in such a company," and he gave the details, and said, "Is my rizq, provision halal or haraam?" Mufti sahib said, "your rizq, your earnings are haraam." Thats it. Mufti sahib said to him, there is something which our pious predecessors have said which I will tell you. The man is listening. Mufti sahib had told him it was haraam but was showing him another path. He himself said, "I’m showing you another pathway, “the case is this, because it is hard to leave the job, a person has wife, children, expenses, so the pious elders have given a way out that as long as you can’t find and secure the other employment and you're looking for the job, then look for the job like you are unemployed. That's the condition. So look for another job." For example you're working inside a bank, you're working in a place where your rizq and earnings are haraam, so he said, 'at the same time, keep working at the job because if you leave that job then obviously you may face a greater problem. You may be stressed out and then you do more wrong things after that. So there's an order which the pious elders have given, that whilst you're working there, immediately begin searching for alternative employment but look for the alternative employment as if you are unemployed. You understand the mas'alah? An employed person who hasn't got a job, how does he look for a job? Desperately with keenness and he goes out to look for a job. He says "this job, 10 hours you have to work." He says, "okay fine give it to me, its better than being unemployed and immediately he accepts the employment." Say SubhaanAllah. He doesn't even take one minute to accept. He doesn't have a choice. "Its better than being unemployed. At least I'll have some money to feed my kids and children." He says, "okay fine I have no problem. Even if I get 10 pounds I’ll work here, no problem." He begins the employment. He will leave his 50 pounds to earn the 10 pounds. This is called searching like an unemployed person. So it was stated, if you have a high ranking job but it is haraam, then look for an alternative employment just like the unemployed man looks for a job. In comparison to that, don't look for something similar. As soon as you find something which provides you the wealth to live a simple life then leave that job and take up the smaller job. Do you understand what I'm saying? Yes. This is where a person does oppression on himself. Then I said to him, after you do this, then until you find a new job, keep working at your current job. He said, "I didn't come to you to get advice. I came to you to take a fatwa." SubhaanAllah. This is what the man said. He said, I came to you to enquire about the Fatwa, tell me the fatwa, is it haraam or halaal?" He replied, "it is haraam." He said, "end of story." SubhaanAllah. Mufti sahib said, "I was left gaping at his face, that subhaanAllah there are people like this as well." وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ They are not staunch in their ways. He said, "that's it, you said it is haraam. This job is finished in the morning I'm not going to go there." Allahu akbar. "My Lord will give me whatever He gives me, I'll look for the job after that." Is there any man who has courage and determination like this? We are accepting the tightness of the grave. We are accepting the fire of Hellfire which Allah ta'ala is defining. You are ruined and destroyed. ظَلَمُوٓاْ أَنفُسَهُمْ You have destroyed your life and the Hereafter. You don't know what big punishments are awaiting you due to eating a little bit of Haraam in the world, due to your Haraam speech, due to abandoning Allah's orders. And there the call is coming for salah, "come and pray salah in congregation and we say we haven't even commited any sins." Say SubhaanAllah. What else is a sin then if this is not a sin? That we know that 4pm adhan is being called and we say, "oh I’ll pray at home." I say, "it doesn't make any difference, it is not a sin." On top of that we are stubborn! SubhaanAllah. We're stubborn on top of that. قوا أنفسكم Allah says in the house you have a daughter, son, child, wife. قوا أنفسكم Allah says, now you are their protector. You are responsible for your wife and children Allah says. Spiritually and physically. Allah says, "Now it is your responsibility I have assigned you a wife and children and a daughter. قوا أنفسكم Allah says. Now it is your job to save them, you have a duty. What? Save your family from Hellfire. Does the Quran say this or not? But we are sat at home. We are not praying salaah and they are not praying salaah. We're worried about their university, their college and their marriage, worried about such and such. You are not worried about yourself so how are you going to worry about the family? We don’t care. "They are not sinning. Is this a sin? This is not a sin. They're not sinning," we say. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, "he feels like setting such a house on fire." Expel that child out from the house. Don’t look at their face. Why? Because if they're not praying, some scholars say they are worthy of the death penalty. Some scholars say to imprison them for the rest of their life until they do Taubah for not praying. And what is the condition of our house? "Oh it is not a sin, they’re not praying, no problem. Its okay, we don’t know what Allah ta'ala is doing to us, we have problems at home, Why is Allah giving us problems?" Nation after nation destroyed. Everybody destroyed. The observer of prayer destroyed. The Hajji is destroyed, the warrior destroyed, everyone is after the same thing. Tafseer, muffassireen, everyone. They don't know any distinguishing between halal and haraam. Nobody knows. Say SubhaanAllah. They say, we are doing this, there's no difference, it doesn't matter where I drag and pull the money from because I'm doing good actions. So we're equating good with the bad? You're doing good with Haraam? Tell me. Allah says that He likes that you earn with your hands. That halal earnings even if it's 2 pounds, if you bring it mashaaAllah and even if you get a little bit of bread to your children, then you've saved yourself from the punishment of the grave. But how do we save ourselves today? Yes we have the desire, we want to be safe from the punishment of the grave, we want to be wali Allah, we want to be pious, then brothers, read these verses that I am sharing with you today. I don’t even read the amount of the Quran that you must read. Say SubhaanAllah. So now people say, "you say these things. You say wrong things. you made deen too strict, deen is not too hard." Have I made the deen hard? Then tell me نعوذ بالله is the Quran wrong then? وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ Allah says don’t be stubborn. If you're stubborn then you won't be able to be saved. Then do 2 actions Allah ta'ala says. و استغفرالله Such a thing that Allah has given us that water is such a resource that if thousands of years of dirt is on your body and the insects and the spiders and stench are there, then one shower that you take, your entire body is clean. Refreshed. Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, if you've got the mountain of sins inside you and you are burnt out with the sins and your grave is full of fire and angels are waiting for you, "let this man come we are going to beat him so bad." That’s how the angels are waiting for the sinful person, just like the lion who is hungry and waiting for his prey. Remember this. That’s how ugly and dangerous those angels are which Allah ta'ala has set free in Hellfire. They have no pity for anybody. Allah has created them like this. They are ugly and severe. So should we commit the sins my friends? Will we refrain from the sin? Tell me. There's a way Allah ta'ala has told us protect ourselves from the sins. Not that he hasn't given us the solution. But we don't even want to do that. We don't even want to do that. SubhaanAllah. استغفر الله ذنوبي Allah said, "come to me. Come to my call. Turn back to me" Allah ta'ala says. "Knock on my door and I'm waiting." All you have to do is come to me and say "Allah, I have come to you, Allah forgive me." You won't even finish saying it and Allah says, "I will have forgiven you already." Allah says, "I don’t look at how many sins you have committed, how did you do them, what sins, why did you do them etc," Allah says "I will then disperse the sins and split them into 2 parts. One are my sins and one are the sins you did against society. The sins you did against the society are put to the side and all of the sins you did against me, I forgive immediately. " And even then, despite the repentance, the rights of the people are not forgiven. Remember this. Doesn't matter how big those sins are. Laylatul Qadr is coming as well. The nights of power. The previous nights have passed and they are dimming the lights. Mawlana sahib does dua for half an hour and says, "everyone is forgiven." SubhaanAllah. And this has become our Aqeedah, our belief. Don’t keep this false belief. Read the Quran. How can mawlana sahib make your sins forgiven due to a dua for 30 minutes? Only that person will be forgiven who goes to the washroom and sits down under the tub and if you don't put the water over yourself, then you won't purify yourself when you are dirty. So brothers dimming the lights, making dua and wasting your time wont help on Laylatul Qadr. One thing will come in use. Turn back to me Allah says and knock on my door. Am I right or am I wrong tell me? 2 minutes. It doesn't take hours and hours. Loud speaker, this and that, crying, distributing sweets, lights are dimming, completion of Quran, dua, everyone is forgiven, because in hadith it says, that when Quran has been completed, then everyone is forgiven and whoever says Ameen he is forgiven. Isn't this what we say? In reality, only that person will be forgiven who says Allah I have come to your door, Allah forgive me and he knocks on the door. فَٱسْتَغْفَرُواْ لِذُنُوبِهِم Say SubhaanAllah. We have no desire, no intention. If we pray salaah without an intention, is it accepted? No. This is a fatwa isn’t it. If you have no intention for salaah and you do all the actions and you finish, then you say, I'm just doing the actions, I'm not actually praying. Will your salaah be accepted? So people are saying he is praying. That's our condition today. We switch off the lights, crying, screaming, everyone is saying "forgiven" Allah says you are not forgiven. The angels are waiting with sticks. Come out, come out quickly, they are waiting for you. This game and fraud which you are playing is a drama. It takes 2 minutes on the night of Laylatul Qadr to commemorate and achieve it. Two minutes is too long, rather 2 seconds. Yes just lower your head and your necks. Lower your head and have remorse and regret even for two seconds. Keep the promise to reject the sins and promise never to do it again. Allah says your Lord has opened the 7,8 doors of paradise for you immediately and announces, "Radiyallahu Anhu.' I am pleased with this man. He is rejected the sin. He is happy. I am happy so the angels you become happy with him and make his grave paradise and make his death easy and give him palaces and mansions in the Hereafter. SubhaanAllah. Decorate his palaces. Like water immediately washes him and refreshes him from the dirt, similarly, repentance refreshes and renews the person. This is Tazkiyah. We are sat in the Khankah and the faqeer is giving a lesson. SubhaanAllah. Do we get Tazkiyah like this anywhere else? And after this we will do Dhikrullah. What's left after that, tell me. This is the Quran. Should you come to the Khankah or not? Why do you run away. Why do you run after Shaytan? "No no let's go to other places. I heard good speeches in other places." Be quiet. Sit down and spend your life in the Khankah. You say we don't have a Khankah in Bolton. Mad people, wherever I sit down, that is a Khankah. SubhaanAllah. Sit behind me. That's it. That's the Khankah. Its your job close your eyes what he is doing, look around me, behind me, that's it, You're fine. Sit there Why? SubhaanAllah. My Hadhrat sahib due to his blessings mashaaAllah, such students, your hearts will always be alive. Just sit behind me and your heart will be alive. Due to my sheikh, my heart is alive. That is the Khankah. Wherever there is a Sheikh and Dhikrullah and students, then that is a Khankah. This is the definition. Just carry on. People can put up boards and titles, this is his masjid, that is his masjid. Nobody's masjid. Wherever we are sat down, that is the khankah. We are in control. Say SubhaanAllah. What are we doing? Tazkiyah So what did Ramadan come to do? Tazkiyah. Purification. Pick up the hadith. We are here in Ramadan remembering the hadith of Hadhrat Salman Farsi Radiyallahu Anhu, such a famous hadith and it was stated that before Ramadan, the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam gave a speech about the whole of Ramadan and taught us about Ramadan, lengthy hadith and the end part was the summary. It was the essence. The essence comes right at the end and it is the summary so what did the Holy Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say at the end, he said, "look people, I’ve told you everything regarding Ramadan which you have heard, but the objective of all these things is the pleasure of Allah. In Ramadan, do everything to please Allah. You'll keep fast, laylatul Qadr, all the laws and instructions mentioned in the hadith, i won't read it to you now, but regarding the end of the hadith, the essence is what? The pleasure of Allah. Listen clearly. If you want to please Allah then in Ramadan, do these 2 actions in abundance and make it a habit in your life. Say SubhaanAllah. Ramadan teaches you this so you can do it for the rest of your life? What is it? Dhikrullah وأستغفر الله Pick up the hadith and read it. There are 2 qualities of Ramadan. The hadith uses the word خصلتان, One, Dhikrullah and two, وأستغفر الله Without these two qualities, your Ramadan is incomplete, Allah will only be happy when these two actions are performed in abundance. Are we doing this or not? Say SubhaanAllah. Can we find this anywhere else? Someone else is doing this, doing this. How sad to see that when we are doing dhikr, people are reading Quran at the back and they are looking back and watching us. Oh servants of Allah, we are doing that action which Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prescribed to us. Why are you making noise at the back? We also know how to recite the Quran. We also have much love for the Quran. Quran is our heart and life as well. We can also sit and recite Quran. But no, the order at that time is to do my dhikr, Allah says. What were you trying to tell us? What point were you trying to prove? Do you think you were doing right and we are doing wrong? We are wasting our time and you are disturbing us? Have you seen people in the masjid, this happens doesn't it? Alhamdulillah it doesn't happen here. MashaaAllah downstairs people are doing that because they don't like what is happening upstairs. So do we not know how to recite Quran? There are Huffadh of the Quran sat here who are going to lead Taraweeh. Don’t they know how to recite Quran? The respected scholars are sat here who are going to give speeches. They are sitting in this gathering. Don’t they know when to recite Quran, how to recite, what is the greatness of the Quran, what is the importance of reciting Quran in Ramadan, how much time we should commit? Alhamdulillah, we also complete many Quran, we also appreciate the Quran. It’s not the case that we don’t. None of my students are free from reciting the Quran all year long. There's no student of mine, no woman or man, who completes the sheets and he doesn't recite the Quran. Show me one tick in the day that's there. Even children do it. Whoever is my student, definitely everyday he will recite the Quran. Is this not the case my friends? If this is the case then raise your hands and show me. Is this not the case? Then, are you trying to prove a point to us that we should recite the Quran during Majlis time? We recite the Quran and we practice upon the Quran. That's why mashaaAllah we perform dhikr. واذكروا الله وأستغفر الله So why are trying to prove to us? When we sit to do dhikr in a masjid, you should close all the books and you should also join that gathering. But who should tell these poor souls, no one tells them. They can't even tell them because they don't want to argue. There are people who grab such individuals by the necks and expel them from the masjid. They think that this is a personal practice that we are doing, and we are presenting a new deen and that we think we are better than them. That is not the case. What is greater than all other actions? Look here. When the Khutbah finishes on Jumuah, what does the Imaam say at the end? The summary, افضل، اولى، اكبر He says, ذكر الله اكبر"the dhikr of Allah is the greatest deed" and then concludes the Khutbah. Who sits down? Does anyone sit down? Only the Naqshbandi sit down then in Dhikrullah. Say SubhaanAllah. And not every Naqshbandi, only the Silsilah Murtaziyyah, who is the student of my Sheikh, only he will sit down to do the dhikr at the time. Show me other Naqshbandi's, do they sit? No. Why? Hadhrat sahib were Fanaa fil Dhikr. He was a lover of Dhikrullah. His habit was according to the Quran and he followed that guidance exactly. A hundred percent. Just like he used to recite Quran, he engaged in Dhikr in abundance. People say to us that they don't recite Quran. I say there is no student of mine who does not recite the Quran. Tell me, is it compulsory or not? Say SubhaanAllah. So why do you try to prove a point to us while are doing dhikr that they are reciting the Quran? The hadith and Quran say, engage in dhikr and istighfaar in abundance. Will you do it? Yes. So this is the learning of Ramadan, that one should continue performing istighfaar and Dhikr for the rest of his life until death comes. Look at how many blessings Allah has placed in Istighfaar. I'll share a Sahih hadith with you. Oh its too hard, I've got problems with earnings, house problems, family problems, I'm depressed, health problems, everyone has a cue of problems. Is that not the case? What does Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say? If you desire that the problems in your life turn into ease and comfort. Tell me what great statement. The tightness in our life, problems of employment, provision, earnings, fighting at home, all of these are problems aren't they? We have countless issues in our lives and it was stated in the second point, the greatest point, that if your hearts are full of sorrow and distress, like our hearts are full of distress, problems with the wife, problems with the children, problems with the grandchildren, problems with the in-laws, problems with this person, issues, sickness, depression, is this not the case in our life? Problem with our jobs, with our earnings, problem with the mother, problems with the father, problems and problems. Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, "if you want your tightness to turn into ease and your sorrow turned into happiness, then ontop of that he said, your sustenance, for which you eat haraam and speak nonsense, you lie and do bad actions just for your earnings. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, "do you want your earnings to become Halal and in abundance? Do you want to take these 3 treasures?" Say, 'yes.' Then he said, 'perform Istighfaar in abundance.' The Quran says this as well, that Allah will send down provisions for such people from the heavens and the earth. This is the Quran I am reading. What is it? Our deen is not magic. It is the reality and whoever implements, he will receive everything. Those people who implement will never have problems in their life. They will never beg and spread their hands. He will never eat Haraam? Why? Because he has held on to the Quran. He has taken hold of the deen and only one point has been told to him. When you are experiencing such conditions, then do one action. Istighfaar. Understand the point. What is the reason? Why do problems come in our life? Why does sorrow come in our life? Why is there deficiency in our provisions? Why does one run around begging to people? Why is he facing poverty and starvation? The reason is in this hadith. You haven't understood so I'll explain it to you. That’s why the cure has come, for this reason that you commit sins. One faces all these problems due to his sins. That's why the opposition to sins is doing Istighfaar. You perform Istighfaar and your sins will eliminate and when your sins are eliminated, then Allah ta'ala will grant you everything. Who is giving this message? Ramadan. The final part is giving you this message. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, you have heard everything, Allah ta'ala will not be happy with your state of affairs. These are the words of hadith you can read them. That if you wish to please Allah and be successful in Ramadan, then engage in abundant Istighfaar and Dhikr and both things you will acquire. "Oh Allah, Ramadan was there and we are asking from Allah in Ramadan. But there was enjoyment in Ramadan. Allah, there was dhikr, but Ramadan has gone now, what do we do now?" Allah said. "Don’t worry, just like I gave you Ramadan, I will also give you the Wali Allah." Day and night, this is what you will acquire in the company of the Wali Allah. Nothing else will you acquire. Morning, evening. SubhaanAllah. With dhikr you receive the company of the Wali Allah. So when Ramadan ends, go to the next Ramadan, what is there to worry about? There will be the Sheikh, the same feelings and emotion, the same environment, you will receive the same Quran, the same recitation, the same speeches, everything you will acquire. SubhaanAllah. Do you receive this or not? So come on let's do dhikr now. Today's speech has ended mashaaAllah. Let's make dua Allah gives us life again tomorrow and if some words come to my mind I will share them at your service. Allah has granted me the ability to say something, but today's words I really liked. SubhaanAllah. It was a very great point Allah ta'ala taught us that don't leave dhikr and don't leave istighfaar. Some people engage in dhikr but they don't do istighfaar. I mentioned to you at the end of the hadith, وَلَمْ يُصِرُّواْ "Dont be stubborn on this." Regarding this, I’ve remembered a hadith and I will share it with you. What a great point. A beautiful hadith has come to my mind and it is narrated in Abu Dawud. Allah's Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the person who performs abundant Istighfaar, then on the day of Qiyamah he will be included amongst those people who did not commit sins. In other words, he will be raised with those people who were not stubborn upon their sins. They were not arrogant. They didn't repeat the sins. Look at the beauty of this hadith that even though they committed the sins repeatedly, but due to the blessings of istighfaar, when they will be reckoned in the Hereafter, it will be said, "they continued to do istighfaar so don't include them with the sinful and send them to paradise." Even though they tried to leave that sin, they couldn't leave it. They kept committing that sin again and again and then they died. So they've been committing the sin. Allah says, "he was constantly sinning but look at this, that in parallel, did he continue to repent and perform Istighfaar? They will say, "oh Allah, he was sinning and alongside he was trying to leave the sin but he couldn't. He kept committing the same sin repeatedly. However, alongside, he continued to engage in Istighfaar and tasbih and he said, "oh Allah please protect me from this sin for I keep committing it." Allah says, that's fine. If he continued to seek then enter him into Paradise! I had announced that such a man who commits sins will never be included amongst the sinful people." Great hadith isn't it. We don’t know that we are committing the sin. Today I perform true Taubah and I say, "Allah, I won't commit the sin again." That's totally correct. But even then unknowingly, a person commits the sin again, something or another happens isn't it? Because we are in this world so for that, we don’t get the chance to sit down and do dhikr again, istighfaar. So a person should make a habit to perform Istighfaar a thousand times a day. When you're walking around, engage in Istighfaar from your mouth. Whether I know about my sin or not, before sleeping I will do a tasbih of istighfaar. Always remember that the action of a Naqshbandi is that when he wakes up, he spends the day in the Remembrance of Allah. And what is the next action he does? When he retires to bed, the first thing he does before sleeping is that he does istighfaar for all the sins he committed during the day knowingly or unknowingly. They make their accounts balanced and Allah says, "your accounts are now balanced. Go to sleep and even if you don’t wake up, you are in Paradise." So before you sleep, definitely ensure that you engage in Istighfaar. أستغفر الله تعالى ربي من كل ذنب و أتوب إليه Recite this three times. You are successful alhamdulillah. But because you are doing such a great action, shaytan attacks immediately at this time, and he reminds you to fight with your wife, or gives you anger and other things and then you go to sleep and lose the opportunity. But remember, that when you make a habit, then stop. No, I heard this hadith at such and such place. I heard this hadith in Ramadan and even that, sat in the Khankah I heard it. Now I will remember this and I wont retire to my bed until I read Istighfaar 3 times. Allah's promise is that you are forgiven and your balance sheet is levelled. Will you do this action? Okay recite Durood Shareef.
21st Apr, 2022