Ahsan Hanif – Quran Tafseer – Page 100 – Justice, Faith, And The Consequences Of Hypocrisy

Ahsan Hanif
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the negative impact of false accusations and accusations of bribery on people's finances and reputation, as well as the importance of following Islam's commands, belief in Allah's messenger, and complete busiest seasons. They stress the need to strengthen one's title and connection with Allah, strengthen one's batch, and find the right person to ask for. The importance of finding people who are not part of the Muslim community to avoid causing harm to their religion and avoid sitting in groups where people are not part of the group.
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Welcome to another episode of our tafsir page

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by page Insha Allahu Ta'ala. Today we are

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on page 100 which is the 5th Jews

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of the Quran.

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In the previous episode, we mentioned a number

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of points

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relating to the issue of being fair and

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just, and especially when it comes

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to a husband with his wives, for example.

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Or in the issue of a spouse, a

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husband and a wife and their relationship, and

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that sometimes they may have to reconcile with

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one another when there are differences, when there

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are disagreements,

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when one party has to compromise with the

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other party also has to compromise, that in

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Islam is called a soul or reconciliation.

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And Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says as we

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mentioned in the previous episode,

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there is good within and Allah speaks as

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an extension to that issue about justice between

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spouses

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and how in that which you can control

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your actions, your statements, your dealings, the rights

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that people have over you, then that is

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something which you must do. You must be

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just in the way that you deal with

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those affairs. But in those issues that you

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cannot control,

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such as issues of the heart,

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love and so on, those are the things

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that Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala has forgiven people

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for because it is beyond their ability to

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control in that way. And it is that

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same topic of justice that Allah begins,

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verse 135 where it speaks about in verse

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135

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and that is the statement of Allah subhanahu

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wa ta'ala.

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Close relatives whether the person who is rich

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or poor.

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Allah can

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best take care of both.

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Refrain from following your own desires

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so that you can act justly if you

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distort or neglect justice then Allah is fully

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aware of that which you do.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in this verse as

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you can see,

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Allah command

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us

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to

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be people who uphold justice

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and people who bear witness to Allah meaning

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with the truth. And Allah begins this first

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with a call out to the people of

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Iman.

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Oh you who believe, oh people of faith,

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oh people who believe in Allah, Subhanahu Wa

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Ta'ala. And that call to the people of

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iman then shows that the command that then

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comes after it is from the attributes of

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the people of Yiman. It is from the

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things that they should embody. And so the

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believer is someone who is just,

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someone who speaks the truth, someone who make

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when they make testimony or they bear witness,

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they do so with truth and upon justice

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and that is because Allah azza wa jal

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then goes on to mention

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those things that sometimes divert people away from

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that level of justice, from those things that

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people

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often compromise these issues of integrity,

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justice, speaking the truth about. One of those

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things that can compromise this is when the

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people involved are people that are close and

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dear to you. As

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Allah says,

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Even if that justice

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means that you have to speak against your

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own self, meaning that you have to confess

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to doing something which is incorrect. You have

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to speak the truth in terms of giving

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that testimony and it may harm you in

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that certain issue

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and that is because that is something which

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is difficult to do, requires a great deal

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of self discipline, a deal of iman, a

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great deal of iman and belief in Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala and fear of Allah

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that someone would own up to making a

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mistake.

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And a very small example and there are

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many examples of this but something which you

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see commonly on the street is when for

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example, 2 people are involved in a motor

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accident.

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There are 2 cars, they hit one another

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and one person was clearly in the wrong.

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But what you will often see is that

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those 2 people, and I'm speaking about Muslims

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here, both of them will deny

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that they had any part in the mistake

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or in the accident. Both of them will

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deny that that it was their fault. Whereas

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one of them was clearly our fault but

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instead of saying and putting their hands up

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and apologizing and saying, look, I actually made

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a mistake. It was my fault. You know,

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I apologize and so on and so forth.

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They would be obstinate and sometimes, that issue

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will involve the police and sometimes, it will

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go to the courts or each person and

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sometimes, it involves not only not speaking the

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truth and standing up for justice, but actually

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involving people that weren't

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there. Having people that are false witnesses, bringing

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false testimony

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simply so this person is

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out to be liable for that particular accident.

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That's a very small example, but you see

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this in cases of marriage. You see this

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in cases of divorce, you see this in

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cases of inheritance, you see this in business

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dealings, in so many different different aspects that

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people, if it means that it will harm

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them

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financially, it will harm them in terms of

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maybe their reputation or whatever it may be,

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then those people will go not only to

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the extreme of not being just

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but going to the extreme of having false

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testimonies or witnesses and so on. And so

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Allah says that even if it is against

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yourself and that is something extremely

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difficult to do.

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Or if it is against your own parents

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or your closest relatives

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because those people are close to you, those

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people sometimes expect you to take their side

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even if they were in the wrong. And

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says, no, the believer

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doesn't do this. To the believer, they know

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that Allah is all hearing, all seeing or

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knowing. They know that Allah azza wa jal

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would hold them to account and they know

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that this person was in the wrong and

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so it is not from justice or fairness

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that they take the side of the one

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who was doing wrong. Such as for example,

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this person is an oppressor. He's harming other

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people, withholding their rights, doing wrong and simply

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because he's my father, simply because he's my

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brother, simply because he's one of my close

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family relatives, I'm going to stay quiet or

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I'm going to do worse and actually support

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him in the oppression of man that he's

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doing. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says that isn't

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the case and that is when the Hadith

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that I think many of us are familiar

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with in which the prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam

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said,

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that even if my own daughter Fatima

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was to steal, I would have taken off

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her hud because that is justice.

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I don't let her go simply because she's

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my daughter. I don't pretend not to have

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seen or to be unaware of the issue

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simply because it's my daughter. The Prophet

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was saying that justice

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will be exacted upon all and that justice

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will be fair to all. Allah

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says

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and then he gives us another reason as

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to why people sometimes compromise on these issues.

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Whether he is rich or poor, surely Allah

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has more right to them.

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And sometimes that's another reason that we're extremely

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strict with people that are poor, that don't

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really have much station in society, that don't

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really have much benefit that they can give

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to us as opposed to someone who's rich,

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that if you were to pardon them or

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to ignore something or to show some favor

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to them, they would perhaps repay you with

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the wealth that they have. Allah azzawajal is

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saying no irrespective of the 2 and that

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is why the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam said

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in the hadith that from that which destroyed

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the people who came before you is that

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if the noble amongst them stole, they would

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forgive them. They would forget them. They wouldn't

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say anything. But if the poor amongst them

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stole, they would exact upon them the penalty.

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They would take them to court and they

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would punish them and they would give them

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the full measure of that punishment.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala is saying in either

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case, Allah

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has more right to the meaning that the

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justice that Allah

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has placed is something which you should have

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fairly upon all of those different people.

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So do not follow your desires

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that you may go away and divert from

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justice.

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Allah Subhanahu wa Ta'ala is saying that these

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are all issues of desires.

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Your family,

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wealth, people station all of these things are

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different desires that play against

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this sense of justice that Allah

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commands us with.

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Allah says that if you distort or elect

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justice then Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is fully

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aware of that which you do and that

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is from the beauty of this religion that

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even if someone was to

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oppress you in this life by making false

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testimonies,

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by not showing their clear fault when they

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are at fault and so on and so

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forth, Allah azza wa jal will deal with

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this issue in the best of all courts

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and that is the court of Yomul Qiyam

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on the day of judgement.

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In the next verse, verse 135,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala then says,

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in verse 136 apologies.

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Anyone who does not believe in Allah, his

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angels, his scriptures, his messengers and the last

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day has gone far far astray.

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala have to give into

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us a number of these commandments

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about being just and fair and so on.

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Allah aza wa Jal now turns back to

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the central issue and that is the central

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issue of Iman and belief in Allah aza

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wa Jal. However, in this verse, if you

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think about this verse and look upon it

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and reflect upon it, you see that Allah

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azaawajal

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gives us a command to believe

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when we are already believers.

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala says, oh you who

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believe, believe in Allah and his messenger.

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So, O people of Iman, and by default,

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by definition as we know, the statement of

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being a person of Iman or being from

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the believers,

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dictates and necessitates that you already believe in

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Allah

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and that you already believe in the Prophet

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sallallahu alaihi wasallam. So therefore, what is the

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meaning of this verse? Oh, you who believe,

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believe in Allah and his messenger salallahu alaihi

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wasallam. The meaning that Allah knows best is

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to strengthen your Iman

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and to rectify

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it and to uphold it in the best

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way possible.

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Allah

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says that these are people of Iman.

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By having full iman means that you have

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for example all of the different components that

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you require for the iman. For example that

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you are, that you have,

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sincerity,

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that you are truthful, that you stay away

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from those things that can in any way

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nullify your iman, that That you are people

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who love Allah azza wa jal and love

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his prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam. All of the

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issues that make your iman steadfast

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and also make your iman complete as the

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prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam would often say, whosoever

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believes in Allah, they'll stay then let them

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do such and such. Meaning that if you

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don't do those things, you have yet to

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complete iman. There are aspects of real religion

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that are still you are falling short in.

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And so Allah is saying have complete iman

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in Allah. Complete iman in the prophet sallallahu

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alaihi wa sallam. Complete iman

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in the book and the scripture that Allah

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revealed to the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam which

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is the Quran and complete Iman in all

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of the scriptures that came before it that

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were given to the previous messengers and prophets.

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And that is something which we mentioned before

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especially when we were going through the tafsir

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of Suratul Fatiha and the statement of Allah

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'Azza wa Jal' 'Ihdinas Siratul Mustaqim O Allah,

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Guide us to the straight path.' We said

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that Allah 'Azza wa Jal' that verse means

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to guide someone who is yet to be

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guided and to keep firm upon guidance those

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who have been guided. And likewise here, Allah

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azza wa jal is making a call out

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to those people

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who if they have yet to have iman,

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they should take iman. But once you have

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iman, it doesn't just finish. Once you say

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that ilaha illallah Muhammadu Rasoolallah, once you have

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a Muslim name or you call yourself a

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Muslim, it doesn't mean that you have perfected

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or completed that Iman,

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that your, essentially, your journey is over, that

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you have achieved everything. No. What it means

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is that now you must do all of

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the components of iman. You must enhance your

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iman, perfect your iman, complete your iman with

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by doing those things that Allah commanded and

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his prophet sallallahu alaihi wasallam.

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So strengthen your Iman. Ask Allah to keep

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you firm upon your Iman. Do all of

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those things that make your iman stronger and

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your connection with Allah aizawajal stronger. And from

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those things is to follow the commands of

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Allah aizawajal as in the Quran and follow

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the commands of the prophet salallahu alayhi wa

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sallam in his sunnah. Those are the

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2 main ways or the greatest ways of

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firming up and strengthening your iman. And then

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Allah says that those who disbelieve

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in Allah,

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in his angels,

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in his scriptures,

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in his messengers

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and in the last day, they have gone

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far, far astray.

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And Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in these 5

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issues, these are 5 of the 6 pillars

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of iman. The 6th one not mentioned here

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directly

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is Qadr to believe in the decree of

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala. And know that that

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is from

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also Iman and Allah because

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to believe in Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala means

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to believe that Allah Aza Wajal has power

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over everything and that he decreed everything whether

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it is good or bad and that Allah

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is the one who controls

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everything in the universe. Those people who disbelieve

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in Allah azza wa Jal or in any

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one of these pillars of Iman. So for

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example, if someone believed in Allah, said that

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I worship Allah azza wa Jal alone, I

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believe in Allah, but they disbelieve

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in the Prophet of Allah Muhammad salallahu alayhi

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wasalam. They say I don't accept him as

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the messenger of Allah, I am willing to

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worship Allah alone but I won't accept the

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messenger of Allah.

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Is that person a Mu'min? Is that person

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a Muslim? Do we classify them as a

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believer? No.

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Because they have now divorced

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different aspects of iman from from one another

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even though they are 1 and whole.

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So for example, another example, someone says that

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I believe in Allah and I will worship

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Allah alone and I believe in the messenger

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of Allah salallahu alaihi wasallam Muhammad. I believe

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in him and I will follow him, meaning

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I will accept him as the messenger of

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Allah, but I don't believe in the Quran.

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I don't accept the Quran. I don't believe

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that is the scripture of Allah azza wa

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jal, the word of Allah azza wa jal,

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the revelation of Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala I

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disbelieve. Does that allow them then to become

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a Muslim? No. So iman is to agree

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and believe in all of these issues that

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Allah azza wa jal has mentioned. Like for

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someone who says that they believe in Allah

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or the messenger sallallahu alaihi wasallam but they

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won't believe in resurrection. I don't accept this

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resurrection. I don't accept that there is yumul

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qiyama. Does that person is that person then

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classified as a believer? No. And so therefore,

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Allah azzawajal is saying that whoever disbelieves in

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Allah, his angels, his scriptures, his messengers, the

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last day, those are the people that have

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gone far far astray, meaning that they haven't

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accepted iman. And so you can't cherry pick

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and choose. You can't say that I will

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believe in this one aspect of iman or

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this one pillar of Iman and I will

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ignore the others. That is something which is

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not acceptable as Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala is

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mentioning here.

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Allah in verse 137

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then says,

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As for those who believe,

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then reject the faith, then believe again, then

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reject the faith again and become increasingly defiant.

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Allah will not forgive them nor will he

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guide them to any path.

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These are those people who,

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as a result of their lack of Iman

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or their weakness of Iman, they fluctuated between

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these two states and they are the people

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of Nifak, the people of hypocrisy,

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who at times believe and then go back

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to disbelief,

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at times believe and then go back to

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disbelief, and they juggle or they essentially fluctuate

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between these two states, but then their final

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state is the one of of Kufr and

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disbelief and that is what Allah says

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then they increase and they become defiant in

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their disbelief, in their rejection of

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Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala, excuse me, Allah azza

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wa Jal speaks about in these verse those

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people

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who at times when they see Iman and

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they see some of its beauties, they will

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accept it. But when the dunya comes and

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those temptations and Shaitan and his whisperings overcome

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them, they turn away from Iman and they

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will not believe in Allah

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and then at times they may fluctuate back

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or they may ping pong back into Iman

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and then out again. But their final statement

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as we said or their final state is

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that they disbelieve. Allah

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says those people are the ones who Allah

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will not forgive which shows us a very

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important point here and that is that Allah

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subhanahu wa ta'ala will judge people ultimately upon

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their ending. What a person ends upon and

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that is right from the duas of the

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prophet salallahu alayhi wasalam is that he would

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ask Allah for

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for a good ending meaning that you die

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upon a man and that's why we have

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that famous hadith that whoever says La Illa

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Illa Allah before they pass away will enter

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into Jannah because it shows that their final

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state

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was Iman. So they would eventually enter into

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Jannah by Allah's permission and his mercy. Likewise,

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the opposite is true, whoever dies upon disbelief,

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that's their final state, they will enter into

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the fire, and so this verse shows that

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these people had Iman at times,

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but they had disbelief as well. Which one

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does Allah judge them according to what it

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is that they died upon, what their final

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state was? And that is why it is

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important for a person never to take Iman

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for granted, never to think that they have

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some type of guarantee or assurance from Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala that just because you are

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Muslim today, you won't die upon Islam. These

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are people who lived in the time of

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the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam lived with him,

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saw him, interacted with him, and yet still

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Allah chose for them that they wouldn't have

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iman. So how then for someone or for

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us who come over 1400 years later, do

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we think that we have some type of

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assurance simply because we were born in Muslim

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families for example or that we have Muslim

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names?

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Allah

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says that if you die upon Kufr then

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you are from those people that Allah

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will not forgive.

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In verse 138 Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala then

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says,

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give to the hypocrites

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a tiding

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that an agonizing torment awaits them. Allah Subhanahu

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Wa Ta'ala then speaks about in these verses

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now and then the next passage

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in the rest of today's episode and much

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of tomorrow's episode, Allah Azza wa Jal or

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the next episode, Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will

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focus on the issue of hypocrisy

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in terms of their

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characteristics, their attributes and their punishment. Hear Allah

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says, give to them the tidings

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that the hypocrites will have an agonizing painful

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torment. So therefore we understand from these verses

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that the people of hypocrisy

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as Allah ajwajal mentioned in the previous verse

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despite

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them at times having Iman,

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Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will still punish them

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in the fire because they will die upon

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other than Iman. Because if they die upon

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Iman, they are no longer classified as hypocrites,

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they are classified as believers and mumineen. Allah

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says that these are the people who Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will punish because of their

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hypocrisy.

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Do those who ally themselves with the disbelievers

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rather than the believers seek power through them?

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In reality all power belongs to Allah

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Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala says that one of the

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reasons

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why these people have hypocrisy

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is because part of the hypocrisy means that

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then they become allies

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with the enemies of Islam and the Muslims

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as they did in the time of the

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Prophet

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where for example, in the battle of Uhud,

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they turned back with the 3rd of the

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army, in the battle of the trench they

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were trying to find ways that the disbelieving

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armies could come into Madinah and attack the

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Muslims, they were looking for ways

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to undermine

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and weaken Islam and the Muslims and to

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harm Islam and the Muslims. So Allah

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says they do this because they think that

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is where power lies, that is where they

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will find fame and wealth and honor, that

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is where they will find strength and might

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and power. And Allah

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says that indeed all might and power and

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strength and honor belongs to him alone

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and he gives it to whomsoever he wills.

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He is the one who gives it to

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whomsoever he wills. So if you truly want

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to find those things, then turn to Allah

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and Allah

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will bless you with them. And the final

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verse that we are going to take today,

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verse number 140

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or 2 verses that we have left. Allah

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says

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As he has already revealed to you in

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the scripture, if you hear people denying and

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ridiculing Allah's revelation,

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do not sit with them unless they start

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to talk of other things or else you

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yourselves will become like them. Allah will gather

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all the hypocrites and disbelievers together in the

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hellfire. This is an important point that Allah

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is mentioning here for the believers

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and that is that if you happen to

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sit with people who are disbelievers,

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non Muslims or people who are enemies of

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Islam or people of hypocrisy,

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they don't sit with them if what they

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are going to talk about

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is issues of disbelief

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that will undermine your religion and your belief

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or issues of in which they ridicule and

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mock your religion. Allah says that if those

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people are the ones who when they hear

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the verses of Allah being recited, the scripture

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being recited, they will ridicule it and they

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will mock

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it, then stay away from them. Don't sit

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with them. And if they do that whilst

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you're there, then get up and leave. And

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don't return until they start speaking about something

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else or they ignore that topic, they move

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on from that topic. And so it's not

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befitting for a Muslim to sit in an

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area or a place or to listen to

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something even if it's for example on TV

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or on the Internet, on YouTube, whatever it

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may be, in which people are openly mocking

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Islam, mocking the religion of Allah azza wa

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Jal, mocking the Quran. That's not from the

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way of the Muslim because it shows a

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weakness of your iman that you can sit

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there and listen to people making fun of

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Allah, fun of the prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam,

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fun of the Quran, fun of the laws

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and the sharia of Allah

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and it doesn't really make you, you know,

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it doesn't make an impact upon you, it

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doesn't make you want to get up and

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just leave. And people leave for far less.

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People leave from gatherings and sittings or conversations

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when they feel like they themselves

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have been insulted, when someone insults one of

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their family members, when they feel or take

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offence to something that's been said, that is

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less than those people who are openly mocking

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the religion of Allah

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and we don't feel anything towards that. At

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the very least you just get up and

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you leave. Don't be part of that that

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conversation

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and Allah says don't

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sit with them

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until they speak about other things because otherwise

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you become like them. At the very least,

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you are sitting in that situation

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and you're not speaking. You can't rectify.

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You don't have the position or the power

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to be able to speak up and to

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correct and to defend because sometimes as a

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situation,

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maybe you can't speak, maybe you won't be

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and if you do speak, maybe you'll make

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things worse, so then just get up and

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leave and don't return until they speak about

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something else because you're sitting there in silence,

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in tacit agreement.

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It's almost like you agree then with that

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which they see. For indeed Allah will gather

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those people, the hypocrites and the disbelievers together

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in the fire. In verse 141, which is

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now on the next page 101 but it

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is connected

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to this verse, Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala then

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says,

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The hypocrites wait to see what happens to

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you and if Allah brings you success, they

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say, were we not on your side? But

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if the disbelievers have some success, they say

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to them, did we not have the upper

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hand over you and yet protect you from

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the believers? Allah will judge between you all

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on the day of resurrection, and he will

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give the disbelievers no means of overcoming the

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believers.

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Allah Subhanu Wa Ta'ala as we mentioned before

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says that these people fluctuate

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between being with the believers and the disbelievers

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and what they are essentially looking for is

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where in lies success in the dunya wherein

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they can find power or fame or wealth.

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So when they see the Muslims becoming successful,

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even though they took no part in helping

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them, in assisting them, in aiding them, They

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will say, are we not from amongst you?

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Aren't we with you? We're Muslims like you.

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Surely, we should get a share of what

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you have

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at have attained in terms of the spoil

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of wars or whatever it may be.

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And if they find that is the opposite

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that the disbelievers are the ones who are

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who are in power, They're the ones who

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are overcoming. They're the ones who are in

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strength. They will see, didn't we help you?

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Because we were giving you information.

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We were helping you and making sure that

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the believers couldn't come and fight against you

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or they couldn't have victory over you. We

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were like essentially,

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your agents within them to help you overcome

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them. Allah

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says that Allah will judge them on your

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own qiyam. Allah will judge you all on

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the day of judgement. These people are only

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looking for where their benefit lies and Allah

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will never give them full power over

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the believers.

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So Allah subhanahu wa ta'ala in these verses

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speaks about the reality of the hypocrites and

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how there are people who are only looking

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for the duniya and because of that, despite

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hearing revelation,

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despite being aware of Tawhid, despite knowing the

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truthfulness of the Prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam, they

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chose the temporary benefits of the dunya

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over the lasting

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benefits of the akhirah. And because of that,

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they rejected and because of that, they harmed

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the Muslims and because of that they seek

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to undermine Islam and as a result Allah

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azza wa jal will punish them not only

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punish them but give them from the worst

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of punishment as Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta'ala will

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mention and as we will speak about insha

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Allah in the next episode.

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