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What are the signs of hypocrisy? How can we detect it and find a cure for it? How can we live a life that shuns duplicity and insincerity? Here we discuss the definition of hypocrisy in Islam, its types, and focus on some manifestations of it in our lives. The talk concludes with some advice on how to combat this disease.
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when we let him in sureiy and fusina was he tiama Nina? Maria de La La La MaMa you blame for her Deanna Why should you Allah in La la la sharika wash. Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa certainly seldom
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higher on howdy howdy Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Mashallah moving data to her, Hakuna Matata, Hakuna Matata Hakuna de la Latina. All praise and thanks belong to Allah, the Most Merciful, we thank him and we seek His help and aid and we ask him that he forgives us and we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead us astray. And whomsoever Allah leads astray, no one can guide never witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone, that Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his slave and messenger. The best of speech is the book of Allah and the best of guidance and the guidance of
Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And the words of religious matters are those that are innovated. Every religious innovation is a bit of an every bit that is misguidance. Every misguidance will be in hellfire.
If someone were to ask us approaches and ask us
are you worried about
the disease of hypocrisy? Are you worried about nifa
infecting your heart and infecting your body and infecting your life, what would we say?
What should our response be?
And what would our response to especially in light of what one of the tiberian has said, if not be Malaika? As you will find it in Bukhari, who said to Sarah Tina mean as Javi Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pulumi, Hakuna Allah and FC. It says I have met 30 of the companions of Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam each one of them was worried about hypocrisy and protecting his soul and respecting his heart. Each one of them need knowledge. Now,
He says, ignore the Maliki had met some of the top companions of the prophets a lot he was sending them, meaning that it's almost like a consensus. It just says it's almost like a consensus that all of them were afraid of hypocrisy, because no one of them it was not reported from any one of them. That
They felt safe and secure from it.
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Corsa who Illa Moomin, Amina who in Laguna. He says only the woman will be afraid of hypocrisy, that it would actually infect them and plague him. And only the hypocrite would feel safe from it.
Only the hypocrite would feel safe from it.
So we need to understand, especially in this day and age, if they were afraid of hypocrisy at the time of Eamon and the time of
what should we say today? at a time where religious belief and religious practice are on the decline and materialism has invaded our lives? What can we say today? So we need to understand what this hypocrisy is to know what we should worry be worried about and how to protect ourselves from it.
And in essence, and we're going to explain hypocrisy, but in essence, what hypocrisy is, is deception. nifa the basis of the essence of an Tifa is a contradiction between our private life and our public life between the city we hide, and the Alinea, what we present to the public side, a discrepancy between this and between that that is the essence of hypocrisy. And if we go back to the linguistic origins, it gives us a nice visual that I hope would help us remember and keep remembering what hypocrisy is where does it come from? They say that there is an animal in the desert and mouse like animal and that your bow
and that your bullet tunnels underground and create a hole for itself. And that home has a main entrance and exit that it uses frequently. But what happens if it gets trapped? What happens if it gets attacked and that main entrance exit is blocked, wants to know what Allah has guided has taught that animal to also create an emergency exit from the back it terminals close to the surface and leaves a thin layer between the surface and its home in case it gets trapped, it can break through that thin surface and escape.
That emergency exit is called.
That emergency exit is deceptive. Because it looks as it's playing ground solid ground but underneath it is hollow. It's empty.
That is where it comes from.
And you will not fail. When you read the Koran,
you will not fail to encounter a description a mentioned a condemnation of the hypocrites of the monastic born in the Quran. In fact, as soon as you open Surah Al Baqarah What do you see? Allah subhanaw taala talks about the believers and moving on and dedicated only to is to the Kufa but then 13 is described the hypocrites
13 is described the hypocrites just to elucidate and emphasize their danger
and also the danger of that disease when it infects Muslim society and infects the Muslim heart and body.
Now what the Quran talks about the hypocrisy that the Quran talks about. The scholars have said this is the major type of hypocrisy hypocrisy of belief. These were people who are not Muslims. Inside they will not Muslim did not believe in Allah and His Prophet, or they believe but they did not want to commit to Islam. But though they exhibited what they broadcasted, what they told people is that Yes, we did. We are Muslims, we believe in all of it, that we can comply with all of that. But when they hide when they are with their friends, when they can talk, they say and they do otherwise. So they hide this belief, but they exhibit Islam.
That's not the thing that we're going to be talking mostly about today, we're gonna be talking about a different type of hypocrisy that you will find in the setting of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. That hypocrisy is the minor hypocrisy or hypocrisy. Indeed, hypocrisy in action is Apple's own development.
And before I describe what that thing is,
we have to understand that they both are connected.
A person can be a hypocrite in action, yet a Muslim, still a Muslim, have a man in their heart but in action, they act like a hypocrite, they act like a monarch.
What is the danger of doing something like that of having these qualities in our lives? The danger is that you can graduate from being a minor Muna to a major monitor.
That is, if we behave like that and resemble them in action.
Allah subhana wa tada at one point can actually take because of our deeds can take even from our hearts so that we only not resemble them in action. We also resemble them in belief as well. So not mine are hypocrites, but grant hypocrites.
That is why we can understand
that Omar Abdullah when he asked her they thought all the allow and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam named me among the hypocrites magian did he named me among the hypocrites. He wasn't asking for they do I believe in Allah and His Prophet or not, he will not ask him for data in my account or not. He wasn't asking that. Because he knows if he believes in Allah or not. What was he asking him? He was asking him? Am I a hypocrite in action? And I do not know it? Did the prophets Allah sent him say something like that to you about me? Of course it No.
But that was what Amaro the Alon who was afraid of, and the rest of the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam they were afraid of that, that they could slip
into being hypocrites from action, into hypocrites in belief.
And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam gave us signs to watch out for.
As he said, in the Hadith that is slightly higher to
the sign of the hypocrites are three.
The first one when he speaks, he lies.
And that is really brothers and sisters. That is the essence that is the key to
everything else is built online.
Everything else is built online. So when a person wants to say something, and this is how we have to examine ourselves when we want to talk, when we say and when we speak, you have to ask yourself, Am I speaking the truth? Or in my mind?
Am I saying what is in my heart?
Or am I deceiving this other person that I'm talking to? And sometimes we have a little look down at the small lies that we call white lies? Well, it's a harmless lie. Just to get out of a situation just to get out of a jam, I'm just gonna say something. But as soon as you get your time yourself, your heart used to lying, you'll graduate into greater life. If you like once a week it will become once a day, if it's a small life will become a major life. What can we do as the Prophet said, lying leads to disobedience, great disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you will, or I will slowly slip for a small light to a great light and from a great light to always line.
So before we say something, we have to say, am I going to resemble the hypocrites when I'm speaking and lying or not?
That is the essence the key to lying the key to hypocrisy?
the second sign what he does, when he gives a promise, he breaks his promise.
I'm gonna see you tomorrow at 5am I gonna give you a call, we will meet at this time, I'm gonna give you this I will do this on your behalf. Then we break our promises as if we did not say anything. And it becomes a habit. And people around this No, he says fine. It's gonna be six o'clock. He's gonna call I know that he's not gonna call your reputation around people or people around you are gonna know this is a person who does not keep his promises.
And this is like the grand hypocrites. They used to tell the property if you're gonna fight who will fight with you, who will defend Medina with you, then they will break these promises that they gave to the messengers, a lot of you already were setting up. So when you're going to give a promise, you have to ask yourself, Am I giving the promise of a Muslim or the promise of a hypocrite?
And it's no excuse. It doesn't really give you wiggle room if you want to say insha Allah
and intention, your intention is insha Allah I'm not going to do it.
I will see jhala and your intention is not even to try. There is a light allows.
The scholar loves that he said it he said I'm going to do this in sha Allah and His intention is not to do it. That is the light.
In sha Allah is not designed is not put there for that insha Allah is there to guide you
to elicit Allah help so that you can accomplish whatever you want to accomplish to remind you and the listener that Allah has power is there on what needs to make this happen. It's not for you to have an exit.
The last one in that had he says to me
when he's entrusted with something he betrayed that trust
and people all around
You trust you with all sorts of things, they trust you with their family, they trust you with their property, whether they deposit it with you, or it's out there and they trust that you're not going to do anything to harm it, to take it away from them. They trust you with their secrets. They trust you with their honor and reputation, you're not gonna tell lies about them, you're not going to spread rumors about them. You're not going to divulge their secrets to everybody, they trust you with all of these things. So you have to ask yourself, What are you gonna betray someone's trust like that? are you behaving? Are we behaving like Muslims? Are we behaving like hypocrites.
And another Hadith to compliment this one, that adds two more qualities. But the beginning of it is also significant. It is automatic una de Cana monatti can hardly Solomon cannot see you
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He says, four qualities, if they are in someone, if all of them are in someone, he'd be a pure hypocrite. And if only one of them are in someone, he will have a branch of hypocrisy in him until he leaves it.
That it is possible
that we be Muslims,
and at the same time, have hypocrisy in this.
And you could have one attribute of hypocrisy or two of them. And I bet that we do not think of ourselves like that. Right? We think of ourselves as good Muslims as good believers. But it is possible that a Muslim would be Muslim believing in Allah and His Prophet, and yet have that hypocrisy in him. One quality two qualities, three qualities, the prophet said, if you have four of them, that's pure hypocrisy, you can still be Muslim. But in action, that's pure hypocrisy.
And in that Hadith, it adds two more qualities one quality of them.
He gives an old, a treaty like agreement between him and one person he betrays.
And again, it's haram to betray any sort of treaty
between you and any other person, whether it is Muslim or non Muslim, as long as they are feeling secure. from your heart, from your betrayal.
It is haram to betray. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was never a person to betray a treaty. If he did not want to have a treaty with a people, he would tell them publicly, there's no treaty between us and you.
Otherwise, he would respect it as long as they respect it, and he would honor it and never betrayed them.
But that's not what the hypocrites the monitor can do.
And the last quality what the horse on the federal and when he argues disputes, fights with people, he sends in these disputes.
And there's probably nothing that can tell you and reveal the character of a person. Then when we see him or her when they are fighting and angry. Nothing reveals their character better than that. If you want to find out who this person is, leave all this politeness. Right? When we're all happy, right? When there is no dispute with nothing that angers us the role could be polite, most.
But surely, when you're angry that reveals your character. What words you start using? What insults you start hurling at the other person? Do you stick to the truth? Or do you still insist on your position even after finding out that it is wrong? Do you masquerade falsehood as truth? Just because it's your own opinion? Do you spread rumors and false? What about the other person? Or do you actually be just an acknowledge when they write and when you are wrong? The hypocrite doesn't do that. Then when ethical doesn't do that, then we will do everything in their power to win. Even if their position is wrong. They will insult their valid person with everything that they have. They
will invite clients against them, do everything that they can so that they can win. So the Prophet is saying look at the person when they fight and how they fight. And you will understand do they exhibit the character of a man or the character of hypocrisy?
But we will also go beyond this Heidi's a bit
when we're gonna go back to Allison and Busby where he said, he thought also includes something else.
Similar to Siri will and will be one discern what the Holy will mean and it says the discrepancy the contradiction between the tongue and the heart meaning what you believe how you are inside and what you say.
A theory will add in what is hidden and what is apparent
at the Julio, how you enter in a place and how you exit from it.
These differences we use to consider to be ethical partners.
if we are playing by ourselves and noticed that we play better when people are around us, we have to ask ourselves, who are we praying to and for?
When there is this discrepancy between when people are watching me and people are now watching me, when I put a proper job on when I'm in the masjid, or among students circles, or in certain parts of the city, but neglect the hijab, or take it off when I'm at other circles, different parts of the city, you have to ask yourself, why am I wearing this job? Why am I putting this on? Is it for Allah azzawajal? Or is it because I'm afraid of so and so? Or I want to gain the love and esteem of so and so.
So in reality, do I believe in it? Or do I not in reality? Am I praying to Allah? Or am I not
the words that we use, what we listen to what we watch, the people that we hang around with, when we find discrepancy between what we do in our own homes, or in certain places in the city, and versus what we do in public or in other places in the city. We have to stop and examine ourselves and stay subpanel Ah, I do find a contradiction
in myself. Now there are
acceptable types of differences between public and private obviously.
You know, for instance, this Heidi the famous Hadith,
or the Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah when he said,
he says I've committed and
he said Abu Bakr how Why? And hamdulillah says, In accordance to the law is the law and he will send them but Khurana ginetta will not can.
He says when we are with the messenger, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he's reminding us about Hellfire and heaven. We remember it as if we are seeing it with our own eyes. Faith, our janaina andina
when we go back to our families who get busy with them, with our wives, with our children, with our occupations, with our jobs, and we forget.
So he wrote the lawn, who noted that as sort of a sense of hypocrisy, but the reply same happens to me.
Same happens to me, let's go to the messengers, a little audio cinnamon asked him, the messengers, all you send them said, No. And
he says, if you are going to be like that, like no how you are with me at all times, the angels were had shaped you,
in your gatherings and in the road, you will be able to see the angels physically, and they would hand shake you, meaning that you will not be able to do that.
But he said, but humbled at a time like this in a time like that.
a time like this, where your email is very strong, and another time where you would have to go and be busy with something else. And the Prophet is not telling him as some people might understand and go hungry at time for worshipping a lot of time for disobeying Allah is not saying that so ours is not saying the other side, go and disobey Allah is not saying this Prophet would never give such permission. But he's saying it is allowed, it is natural for you to experiencing a decrease of Eman when you not allow around people human will not being directly reminded. But there's no contradiction between these these two states. The contradiction that we talked about talk about is
when we behave in one way,
part of the day or in part of the city, in the market, and then the opposite.
When you are outside of the masjid, the opposite. We're are in other parts of the city or with other group of people on the other group of friends. So, we have to take a hard look at ourselves and say, is it possible Could it be possible that I could be have been infected with a branch or two or some of the thoughts and how can I treat myself from that, we will discuss that in the second football.
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the way to avoid this. To treat ourselves from hypocrisy is first of all to know what it is to know what the thought is to be able to detect it. And to avoid these attributes of the fact that the prophets of Allah Allah, you are yourself
As mentioned, to stay as far away from them as possible. And to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from it
once or the alarm on who was seeking Allah, protection from hypocrisy is a hobby.
And then someone came and he said, I've uncovered that melatonin a nice man. He says, May Allah forgive you. What Why should you be concerned about hypocrisy and that is a natural reaction as a hobby of the prophets always another prophet and praise.
Why should you be worried about hypocrisy but he says something that is very valuable he says aloha Mahalo for Allah. Allah forgive me, Allah forgive, you have no control over your heart. Once it's going, it can come back, that it could take one direction and change direction in the middle, you have no control over your heart. That's why you have to continuously rely on a loss of handles and asking Allah cleanse my heart from the hypocrisy so I am not he bought a booklet in belief. And I'm not a hypocrite in action. To ask Allah Subhana Allah for that to other things also that we should do is that we should remember Allah subhanho wa Taala, often as often as we can, because in that
there is cure for hypocrisy. Allah says about the hypocrites what is called Luna la in La Liga. They seldom mentioned Allah subhanho wa Taala they seldom remember Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So, we have to remember Allah subhanho wa Taala often and we have also to dedicate more of our time and effort in establishing our
because the Salah is very heavy for the hypocrite. So if we fight with ourselves with our own, you know, inclinations, whether our own laziness and establish the salah, then we will chase out.
As we said,
Ala Moana, the only person who would not come to the prayer, as haba would say, is someone who is known to be a Manasa.
So it can chase hypocrisy, if we actually establish the salah and establish the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala in addition to making to half
and as we said,
there is a deep connection between hypocrisy in action and hypocrisy in belief, and ethos.
And there are some things in an ethical act but but we also should always pay attention to when we're reading the Quran, we shouldn't say all this belongs to other people. We also could be affected by it. And one of the two or one or two things I want to emphasize, that that grant hypocrites would do
is that they would use to shun and run away from the rulings of Allah subhanho wa Taala and from the religion of Allah
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in the eye that precedes this and I will translate it in the eye and the proceeds. Allah subhanaw taala says, I'm Karina Latina is una
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una yet how can we look for who don't you see those who claim that they have believed in what was revealed to you and before you, and they want to seek the judgment of
anything that is worshipped and, you know, reviewed other than Allah subhanho wa Taala they want to seek the detriment of other than Allah subhana wa Taala. But when they are told, come to Allah to Allah revealed unto the Messenger of Allah, you will see them running away from you.
Now we live
in a society, I want to call it a global culture that is really built on hypocrisy.
Because hypocrisy we said is deception. This is all built on hypocrisy. The images are photoshopped, the songs are all tuned. Food is not natural anymore. Nothing that we see is real is real. Everything is manufactured. Reality is manufactured for us. So it's built on deception. And that feeds into us that changes us also from inside.
And when we hear the attacks coming from people who do not understand Islam or hostile to Islam, Islam is not good in this and Islam is not good in that Islam and defective in this and Islam is defective in that and we start believing it.
We also start running away from Islam. So you find some of us, when we are told come back to the judgment of Allah, Allah said we have to do this. And we'd have to do that. We see that we see us preferring something else but judgment of other Allah subhanaw taala and running away from the Quran and running away from the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam and we have to ask ourselves,
if I am a believer, even if I do not understand one particular thing or things in Islam, do I still not trust that this is from Allah? Do I
I'm not trusted This is from the Messenger of Allah who always speaks the truth. And it is so am I not going to submit to it? Or am I going to run away from it? And if I run away from it, do I look like a Mormon? Or do I look like a hypocrite? What is my situation? How is my heart? When it comes to Sadat comes to
when it comes to reading the Quran, do I find them easy to do enjoyable or the hard on me?
Allah says wait upon a coup de la sala de la casa de una in our home caring
about the hypocrites now I've asked you take this ayah and let's consider it together. Allah says about them they do not come to Salah except lazy. And when they spend the spent hating that they should spend, because ask ourselves, do I feel like that or I don't have different feelings. When I come to the sada when it's time for saga. It's time for me to give the cat to give sadaqa try giving willingly happily happy that I'm giving it Oh, do I hate that I have to give it and if I hate that I have to give it can I work on myself so that I can chase away this type of hatred, which could be related to the fact that I would love to give the car so that it would be excited about sooner or
not. When I listened to the Quran versus listening to music
can I actually take few minutes? Half an hour one hour listening to the Quran? Or is it very heavy?
But if I put music on or if I turn the TV on, I could spend hours enjoying them?
Is this the behavior and the attitude of a Muslim who believes in Allah subhana wa tada and in the last day, or I asked you and you'll be the judge? Does it resemble more what the hypocrites would do?
So in conclusion, I say we should never feel immune from hypocrisy from the FDA.
Even if we are not the grand hypocrites, it could creep into our lives into creep into our actions. So we have to ask the last panel data to protect us from it. And do we have to worry about it. Not a debilitating worry. But an actually a worry that would help you improve yourself or worry that would help you chase this away and come closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala never give up on yourself. Even if you find that you have a lot of faults and you supine a lot I dry and I do this and I do this I do this. Never say I'm done. It's hopeless.
Never say that. say Alhamdulillah. Allah had enabled me to detect that this is from the mercy of Allah, Allah was good for me. Now work on yourself to change. Allah will help you if you seek his aid.
So let's acknowledge it and let us know that we might have it and let's fear it. Let's ask Allah subhana wa Taala to protect us from it. last panel regarding the Most High the Most Merciful I asked you to cleanse our hearts and bodies from hypocrisy. Well I asked you that to cleanse our hearts and pollen bodies from below ask you that you cleanse our hearts and body from Allah Who asked you that you cleanse us from ship and all I ask you that you protect us from shear Can I ask you that you protect us from shear and all I asked you that give you give us the best best in this life and in the Hereafter. Allah protect us from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. Well we asked you
for heaven and everything that will bring us near to it. And we I seek to refuge from Hellfire and everything that will bring us near to it.
Or ALLAH forgive all of our sins and the sins of the rest of the Muslims. Allah forgive all of our sins and the sins of the rest of the Muslim will not renew Eman in our hearts or Allah renew Eman in our hearts. Allah increase the man in our hearts you all y'all Allah bless the Muslims and protect their weak Allah bless the Muslims and protect their weak. Allah bless the Muslims and protect their weak allow manana De Luca Haleakala over the weekend,
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