Abdul Nasir Jangda – Stories of the Prophets #15

Abdul Nasir Jangda
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Inshallah, continuing

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with our series in the month of Ramadan,

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the stories of the prophets from the Quran.

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And we try to extract

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practical lessons

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from each of these very deep and profound

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stories of the prophets.

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I know that sheikh spoke

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in the previous session

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about Musa alayhis salam,

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and Musa alayhis salam is the most frequently

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spoken of prophet in the entire Quran.

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And so we're going to do a number

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of sessions

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about some of the different stories of Musa

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However,

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I like to try to keep the continuity

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going, but

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Sheikh Mikayo,

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wanted to speak on the story of Musa,

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alayhis salam, so, of course, you know, I

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deferred to him.

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But before we go further on with Musa,

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alayhis salam,

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there were a couple

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of stories of different prophets

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that I wanted to cover before we go

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deeper into the story of Musa, alayhis salam,

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if that makes sense.

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And

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the first prophet we're going to talk about

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here,

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who also,

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according to some of the narrations,

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he overlaps

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with Musa Alaihi Salam and

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that is the prophet Shu'aib

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Alaihi Salam.

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Prophet Shu'aib alayhis salam,

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he was sent to the people

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of an area in a region called Madian.

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And the story of Prophet Shoaib alaihis salam

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is often grouped together

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with the stories of the prophets

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and the Prophet Hud

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and the Prophet Lut

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and

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the reason for that is

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all of these

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stories, they end

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in the doom and the destruction of the

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people.

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Because

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of their stubbornness, their insistence,

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and

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their refusal

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to heed the warning from the prophets that

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were sent up.

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Now the story of prophet Shu'aib alayhis salam

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is

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very fascinating, and Allah

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gives us these different stories because each one

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highlights

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a very particular issue.

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And the very particular issue pertaining to the

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people of Madyan

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to whom the prophet Shua'i was sent,

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was that, of course, they didn't believe in

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Allah, they did not worship Allah, they did

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not obey Allah, just like all those other

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nations

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had the same problem.

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Ad and Samud, etcetera.

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However,

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each of these nations also had a very

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particular

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problem or issue

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Like we talked about the people of that

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the the people that Lut alaihis salam was

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sent to.

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They had a very particular moral moral problem

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and moral issue.

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And that moral issue

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was actually

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what prevented them from believing

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Because they understood

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that if we believe in this prophet

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and we believe in Allah and we believe

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what he says,

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And

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so it's a very interesting thing, right? When

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you wonder, but they were they didn't believe

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in Allah. But then Allah says they were

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destroyed because of a sin.

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And when people commit that kind of sin

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all the time, and yet they're not annihilated

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or destroyed.

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Actually fueled by that sin.

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Does that make sense?

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And that was that was some of the

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people even at the time of the prophet

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salallahu alaihi salam in Mecca, the Quraysh.

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Abu Jahl,

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Akhnes bin Shurek,

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they used to go listen to the prophet

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recite Quran at night.

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They actually had debates with the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam, where did the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam ask? A farakta?

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Yeah, Abel Walid?

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Are you done?

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Said, yeah. I'm

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done.

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Then the prophet said,

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okay. The prophet

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said, okay.

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He just started reciting the Quran.

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And the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa sallam recited

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what we would call about a page and

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a half, 2 pages.

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And Waleed bin Murih said, please, I beg

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you. Stop.

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You win.

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You win.

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And he said later on, when people came

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to see him, they're like, what did you

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do?

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You surrendered in public.

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And he said,

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This is not

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This is not the speech of man.

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This is divine.

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I have heard

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eloquent speech, but this is something else. So,

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anyways, the point I'm getting to is these

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people also understood this Quran is clearly from

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Allah,

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Undeniably,

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irrefutably.

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Why didn't they still believe?

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Abu Jahl has a comment where he literally

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talks about this.

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His family, we have a rivalry,

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and we go neck and neck.

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We are the 2 top families of Quraysh,

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and we rival one another.

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I'm the leader of Banu'amil.

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Now if I accept

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Muhammad

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as a prophet and messenger of Allah,

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they win.

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And I can't give up my pride. I'm

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the big dog town.

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So this is the issue that Allah teaches

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us here in the Quran about. So getting

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back to the people that Shoaib alaihis salam

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was sent to, the people of Madyan, Ahla

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Madyan.

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Their particular issue, Allah talks about it. Allah

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says that Shoaibah

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said to his people, Yaqom, oh my people,

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Worship Allah, there is no one worthy of

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worship except for him.

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Stop

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cheating people in business.

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They used to cheat.

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They used to mess with the numbers

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financially

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in doing business.

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Specifically,

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al mikial means measurement.

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Al mizan means weight.

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So they would measure it and, you know,

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weigh it in a way where they showed

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it to be less than what it actually

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was.

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So they didn't have to pay as much.

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He says, I know. I see that you're

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making a lot of money.

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But it's not worth it

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because you earned a few extra bucks here,

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but you're gonna pay for it for all

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of eternity there.

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It's just not worth it. I don't care

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how many zeros it is.

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It's not worth it. We're talking about eternity.

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We're talking about your soul.

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Don't do it. It's not worth it.

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Weigh, better,

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properly,

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fairly.

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Do not cheat people.

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And then he says something very profound.

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And do not corrupt the earth.

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Fascinating.

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Do not corrupt the earth.

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And

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based off of this, the scholars have elaborated

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that

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cheating

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in financial dealings and transactions

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is such a corrosive

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element

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that if that enters into a society,

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it destroys that entire community and society.

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It is corrosive. It's like rust.

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It's a death sentence

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for that society.

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And then from there, the doors of all

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kinds of evil open.

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Then you have, like Allah

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says,

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Then you start

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to keep the game going,

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you start to buy people off.

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Oh, then there's there's maybe some government entity

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that watches over this. So then you go.

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Right? I know the Pakistanis know what I'm

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talking about. I'm explaining it for everybody else.

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I can say that. I'm from Pakistan. Okay.

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So,

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you know, you go to the government people

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and you kinda say, hey, listen.

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I'm earning this much extra

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through my shenanigans here.

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How about I give you a

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and you conveniently look the other way?

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Allah talks about this in the Quran.

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The prophet talked to

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The one doing the buying off and the

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one getting bought off,

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bribery,

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both of them go to *.

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The prophet

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said this, not me.

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Saint your angry uncle ranting,

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This is the prophet of Allah sallallahu alaihi

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wasallam saying this in an authentic narration.

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Because when you when you let this kind

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of financial

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bad faith,

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bad dealing

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enter into the arena,

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it undoes everything.

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It ruins and corrupts everything. It's like mold

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getting into your walls.

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It's

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zen. And that's why Allah

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says

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that

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you do not ruin the Earth, guys.

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The little bit that Allah gives you honestly,

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truthfully, with dignity,

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It'll go a lot longer. It'll go a

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lot farther.

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What's meant by farther? It'll take you to

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Jannah.

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And that's why our messenger, salaahu alayhi wasalam,

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in a beautiful narration

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found in the book of Irmidi

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along with others like Sunan ad Darmi.

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Abu Sayed al Khudri radiAllahu ta'ala An who

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narrates that the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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said,

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the businessman

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that is honest and trustworthy

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will be raised on the day of judgment

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with the prophets

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and the pious people

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and the martyrs.

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Can you imagine that? We're talking about prophets

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and martyrs.

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People like Abu Bakr.

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Right? Some of the commentators mentioned in Nabiin,

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the prophet sallallahu alaihi wa ta'am.

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The prophet said, I'm saying, if you can

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earn an honest living,

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you can be God fearing,

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in

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money,

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you

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could be sitting

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Who said who said Islam is too hard?

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Who said this deen is impossible?

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You just have to do the right thing.

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It's right in front of you.

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That's how easy and simple it is.

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And one of the great scholars of our

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tradition, Imam al Sarraxi,

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he's one of

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the of the Hanafi

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school. In his

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in the beginning of

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the section on the rules of business transactions,

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he shares a little anecdote.

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He says,

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This is the student of Imam Abu Hanifa.

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His name was Mohammed Abdul Hassan al Shaibani

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Rahmullah, Imam Mohammed.

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Says, kila

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la who? Someone said to him,

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They said, you not you don't write about

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spirituality because Imam Mohammed,

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Ibn Hassan al Shaibani, he was a very

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prolific author and a writer.

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Like all of the benefit we have from

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Imam Abu Hanifa is through the works of

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Imam Muhammad. Imam Hanifa was a teacher, but

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Imam Muhammad was the scribe.

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He was very prolific. He wrote volumes and

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volumes and volumes.

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So he wrote so much on Hadith, on

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Usul, on Aqidah,

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on fiqh, on history, on Sira. He wrote

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so much.

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So they said,

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you don't write about spirituality.

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Like,

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spirituality.

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You don't write anything about that.

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And he says,

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What what are you talking about? I absolutely

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have written about spirituality.

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I said, where? He said,

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I wrote the book about the rules, the

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halal and haram of doing business.

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That is spirituality.

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If you can behave yourself with money,

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your heart is in good condition.

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If you can pray all day,

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pray all night, fast all day,

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all the time. That's me in the hand.

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But then when money gets in front of

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you,

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then you get

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a little wobbly.

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Then things get shady.

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Your heart has a problem.

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So this is the big message,

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financial ethics.

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Allah

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gives to us in the story of the

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prophet Shoaib alaihis salam. May Allah make honest

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in our dealings. May Allah

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grant us taqwa

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in every aspect of our lives. And may

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Allah

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grant us the ability to practice everything we've

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said and heard.

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