Channel: Hasan Ali
Series: Hasan Ali - Quranic Themes
The respected Sheikh Hasan Ali addresses Pride and Arrogance in this session. One of the first sins committed against man was pride by none other than Iblis. Why?
Because when pride dominates our thought and emotion, the moment we admit that the other person is right then in our eyes we become small and the other person becomes big.
How was it that Iblis who resided amongst angels and was given a revered position by Allah s w.t. could actually go against his Creator, the One whom Iblis knew could crush him in a thought? Actually entered into a confrontation with Allah?
Because of normalisation. Because the momenta spent time talking to Allah ‘normalized’ it for him.
Our beloved Sheikh expounds where and when others deviated simply because of their arrogance. To learn of these people and the occasions that brought out their ‘ajub and khibr’ and how to prevent ourselves from falling onto the same trap they did, find the time in your busy lives today. Not tomorrow. Today.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa
firstly a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Come to another session of the Quranic themes, and we said that we're going to start looking at some of the things that are inside the heart.
And to be honest with you, like what we've said in the last session as well is that once the heart gets corrupted, then you've got the actions and the outer body that gets that gets corrupted. So the corruption of the heart will lead to the corruption of the body. And one of the major sins of the heart, it's a sin, it's a major sin. It's something that corrupts the person that corrupts the vision, it makes them act and behave in a way that allows them to become very sort of upset and angry with them. And it's actually one of the first crimes that was ever committed
against the humans.
It is the crime of a police. And his crime is that he was arrogant.
He was arrogant, he was feeling that he needs to see other models, as someone who's insignificant, someone who's smaller than him. So it was a crime that is that is made against humans as the one the first crime, of course, the police was also jealous. And that is also another crime that he had. But today we're going to talk about arrogance. Now. There's, there's there are many that have come on this earth, who have challenged the prophets who have challenged the Quran, who have challenged God who have challenged the truth. And their reason of why they've done what they've done, has been mentioned the Quran as arrogance. Now there's two things here. One is this origin, origin is when a
person feels proud within himself, that's origin.
The origin is when a person feels proud within himself, but that's where it ends. That is also another problem. Okay, and we're gonna get to that. So that's pride. There's a right sense of pride. And there's a wrong sense of pride. So pride is something separate from arrogance. So so the so you're gonna see this origin of distinct that I said about origin. origin is when a person feels that they themselves know that they are someone who's sort of big, great, but they only see within themselves, they don't see themselves as greater than others. Once it becomes something where they feel that they they are greater than other than others actually looked down upon, and others are
treated in a sort of insignificant way. That is when it becomes kibble. kibble is arrogance. Now, arrogance is a greater sin than origin. The first one which is just pride within itself is a sin also the wrong type of pride. But worse than that is going to be kibbled, which is to look down upon others because because you feel the greater than them. Now, if we look at pride to our job, that the first one, there's a right sense of pride, and there's a wrong sense of pride. The right sense of pride is when you're happy about some achievement, you have about something that Allah has given you, but you see it as a gift of God. So imagine someone has passed that test. And they have that,
you know, they passed the test with good good results. And they announced their good results to others. And they're proud of what they've done and what they've achieved. Now, this is a pride, which is a pride of the gift of God. So they're just happy, the proud that allows which Allah has given them this this gift and made them pass the exams, they just, they're just happy and you know, they're just showing others that, you know, Alhamdulillah we we've got this result, and that's fine. So in the same in the same sense, anybody who would have seen that hamdulillah we're we're very good family, we're, we're doing very well in terms of, you know, what we've achieved so far. And you
know, the generally the they've got this sort of pride in a sense that they're happy with the gift of God and the feeling very good about the way they've treated others the good about the way they are, that's fine.
The wrong sense of pride is when you feel that you in yourself, you've got this. You've got this sort of the feeling inside you that makes you think that makes you sort of forget about allies origin so
Now you don't see it as a blessing of God but now you just see it as you know, it's yours. You've got the right to this. And that is the wrong a wrong sense of pride as in Yeah, it's mine. Now that is that is something which allows the origin doesn't appreciate because it's not it's not yours now, it can manifest in different ways. One of the things that happened in the Battle of her name, okay Battle of her name Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam comes up with with 12,000 of his Sahaba of the Allahabad mine, they come out. And when they when they get to the when they get to the battlefield, they're sort of still walking along. What happens is they start to think that the number that they
have the number of individuals 12,000 against 4000, the enemies are only 4000 and allows it just says in Surah Tauba surah number nine is number 25 i 25. Allows region he says that Latina Sakuma female, Latina kathira them, there are many different places that have
helped you or him or her name, and asked for the day of her name is Agia. But come catarratto come when you felt that you are you know your number is giving is amazing you and is creating some kind of wrongful pride in you. So what happened is that they thought that they the Sahaba at that point, they thought that the number is such that they cannot get defeated. And they're proud of the fact that they've come out with the Messenger of Allah blossom so many of them together. You know, yes, we saw so much. Such a huge number of people that have come. And it's generally it's a thing to be, you know, happy about thing to be proud about. And as they're coming along, this thing came into the
heart. But what happens here, what happens here is that they think for a moment that it is their number that is going to give them the victory.
So the so the site has now moved away from the fact that Allah azzawajal has given them the blessing of the number. And when that happened last was a total lesson. Because what happens is then the enemies start shooting from behind the mountain from behind rocks, and it was an ambush. They walked into an ambush.
There were hundreds and 1000s of arrows flying from behind the rocks onto the large number of Muslims in the middle of the valley. And the Muslims were being wounded in the large numbers. And that's when the Muslims fled the battlefield. Only Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam and about three other individuals with him remained on the battlefield and the prophets of Allah has now had his shield up. And he says that Anna Anna Nabil Yoon la Khatib, he says that I am a prophet day is no there is no doubt in this day is no lie about this. Okay, he says Anna, and he had to then make these people feel okay that they need to come back to the battlefield. But he did it in a couple of
ways. One is that the Sahaba de la hanomag Ryan that were with him for a very long time, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam reminded them that anana v Rama Prophet, you got to email me so you come back to the battlefield, imagine is that about 11,996 individuals fled. Okay, the only people left is Rasulullah sallallahu and about three other individuals. And the province of blossom reminds of Anna vu. Luckily, I am a prophet. So I was trying to bring the Eman back to the mines again to think that what are we doing, we live in the Prophet on the battlefield. But he said he had something on because he knows that many of the there are many new converts that have come the new Congress, of
course, they believe in Islam, they believe in the Prophet but for them, there was a there was a there was a sense inside them that if you if you made them believe that they can get if you made them believe that they are superior because of the history as well, because there were a lot of the Arab the Quraysh they had a they had a long history. And the history was that they ruled Arabia. So he said, another
he said I am the grandchild of Abdul muttalib
por la hub.
But there's no wrong sense of pride in this now what's happening here I'm gonna I'm gonna make you understand this. The brothers of Alaska is trying to make them feel that look
about 60 something something years ago, when the when the when the Yemeni King came abraha came and he tried to destroy the Kaaba that's when Rasulullah sallallahu grandfather
He tried to he he went to the Kaaba, he made draw and then he said, he said, Let them come let the elephants come to try and destroy the Kaaba. He said they can come
and they can try what they want to do but the house has got its keeper it's got his protector who is Allah azza wa jal so that day was known as a day of great pride for the for the Qureshi people. Why? Because Abdulmutallab being a leader, he, he went to the Kaaba, he made his Dharma, then he went to the leader of the of the king of Abra of Yemen. And he said to him, he said, I listen.
And and the king of Yemen is waiting. Now he's gonna think, Okay, this man is gonna come to me and say, Don't destroy the Kaaba
and her, Abdulmutallab. He says, I heard that you, you took 200 camels of mine. So I'd like you to return them back. Ira got angry said. He said I had respect for you. The moment I saw you in this Abdulmutallab was, was was a great figure. He was told he was broad shouldered. He looked like a real leader. He said, I had respect for you. I even got off from my, from my conveyance for you. But now I see what kind of, you know, what kind of person are you? I've come here to destroy the car when you come to me to take your take your 200 comes back. He says, well, the camels owner is me. I'm the owner of the camels. So I've come from my camels. But that house has got its owner that is
going to protect it.
I've got no, that's not my business. Okay. So he is known for this to have given this statement. And then I will know how went forward, we know the story that that the elephants were under and the owners of the elephants and the writers of the elephants world swallowed the ground, and the cover was saved. Now, this gave the Arabs a history of you know what God is with us the courage, okay, because we've got a, we've got a royal lineage, we amongst us the lineage of the Quraysh. And an Abdulmutallab was from the village, the converted apostle was from the pledge from bonacci. So they felt that we've got this we've got the sense of, you know, sense of God being with us because of
what happened on that day. So the proposal was among the Battle of Mahoney what he says he says, another,
he says, I am the grandchild of Abdulmutallab,
the one who was behind the success of destroying the army of the elephants. And then he's added on Voila.
But there's no wrong sense of pride here. What this means is that I'm only using the slogan
to remind you to come back to the battlefield, because you need to get back here. But I'm not using the slogan because I myself feel that I am a Qureshi. I'm a person who has shame. I'm great within myself, I haven't got the wrong sense of pride. And there are many statements of profit or loss Magnus when he says, He says, Anna, is Anna say you do will the Adam Yamanaka Ma, he says I am going to be the leader of all the children of Adam alayhis salaam, salaam, I'm going to be the leader of all the children rather, Melissa. But he says well, but there's no, no wrong sense of pride. Not the wrong pride because I have to state this because Allah has made me the leader of all the children of
Adam, on the day of judgment, I'm going to be the best, I am the best of creation. But I am not saying this because I'm trying to show how proud I am. But I'm just saying this as a fact, I have to mention this. So what you can see from here is that there's a right sense of urgency and pride. And there's a wrong sense of that avoidable pride. Now, if the person who's who's feeling within himself or herself, if they feel that I'm just you know, I'm just great in some way or another, that stays within themselves. But if they now extended and start to look at others, and they think well that person is lower than me in terms of who they are, and I'm greater than them, then here is where
their major sin is. So, here is where this is what Kibler is as I mentioned earlier. Now kibber or arrogance is something which then
can can poison the person's mind. It can poison their attitude. So there are people and the Quran has mentioned this several places. There are people who will go into direct disobedience.
Because of Kippur. There are people who will deny the truth, even if the truth is, is manifest so clear as the sun shining in broad daylight. Oh clouds in the sky.
They still will deny the truth. Why? Because they think that the moment I accept the truth that means I become small and that person becomes big.
And this is the big problem. And there are many who have fallen into this trap in fact, a police who went against other my salon was for this reason and allows which Allah has identified know how to put on various places but sort of Baccarat so number two is number 34. Allah says that while COVID-19 melodica is to do the Adam, when we said to you know, to to the angels bow down to Adam fossa do all the angels buy down in LA at least except for he believes?
he disobeyed. He denied the fact that he should he should do that was stuck about he was arrogant, where can i mineral caffeine and he became from those who are hiding a truth that they had.
So imagine to which level this has become now, he believes is talking directly to Allah.
He's talking directly to Allah.
But one of the things that happens, let me let me say one thing to you. Some, some people might, you know, think that hang on a minute. How is it that a police can not how is that anybody would ever talk to Allah direct, and show disobedience and show that I don't have to listen to you. Now, if you think about it, I used to think about this. I think that how dumb is that? Like? How could you do that? Like, you know how powerful allies, you've had a history with ally, you've spoken to a lot of places seeing other allies that has destroyed so many and so many genes on the earth. He's seen all of this, he knows the power of Allah, he's seen the angels, his walk with the angels. He's lived
amongst angels. Of course, he wasn't an angel. He was a jinn. But he's seen all of this and he's talking to Allah direct, I think to myself sometimes, you know, I used to think that how could at least do this, like come on, you know, argue with a lot and say, No, I'm not going to do it. No, I don't care. I'm bigger than you know. How could you write? Then you think Subhana Allah, there's a reason.
And this is one thing we need to be careful of. And this is big. This is a big lesson from the Quran.
Say that when you go to the when you go to the Kaaba, when you go to the harem
The first time you go there you feel the all of the place.
Okay, you guys, you guys, you guys been to the cover? I mean the cover when you go to the first thing you feel the overcoming you feel waterplace I mean, you feel the sanctuary, every piece of it is holy to you so holy that you know you could never ever you dare do anything wrong in this place. But they say and the same as Medina, the same Madina munawwara the same as the holy places on the earth and they say that the longer you stay in those places
the less you start to have that revere that the way you used to revere those places, the less you feel that inside you
so that's why one of the things they say that when you go to the caravan that you should go there but don't overstay I mean of course if you can stay there for a long time because he's building the man all that is fine fine look guys carry on. But let's say there's one thing you should watch out that if you stay there for too long, then you treat it like any other place you don't see the same you don't have the same respect as you had it the first few times or the first time you came there to the camera. You don't have that because now you've become accustomed to it. The same happens the same happens with children and parents.
Do you guys do you guys follow Are you following me? I'm trying to say you know when you're young and you should parodies you Wow, that's so big. Oh my god, I better not do anything against against them. You know, they're so great. So you think of them as as you know great individual but then as you start to see the poor parents on a daily basis you see them in their database databases, and you start to see them as
there's no real there's nothing great about them. And I'm I'm just as good as them I'm bigger than them or whatever. After another so happens the same way same teachers
when a student starts to learn from a teacher at the beginning why teacher knows so much? Oh my god. Teacher these Yes sir. Yes, sir. No, sir. Three bags full, sir. Right. And after a while when the student has learned from that teaching, what does he know?
I know quite a lot as well because you spend a lot of time on you spend a lot of time
Even though your teacher is still more superior than you in so many ways, even though you teach, you know so much more than you, but there's a strong sense that can come inside you, not in everyone, but some people haven't, even though your parents have done so much for you, even though your parents have, you know, they've got far greater achievements and you, you can't just see them as normal people that's wrong and not having to release is that he spent time
talking to Allah
to the extent that it became normal for him.
And the other thing was, that
what happens is, you know, this, this is the this is the
the wrong part of it. Because you know, once once you've got keep it inside you once you get inside you it can bring out other problems that come out. And they say that he believes his primary problem with other malice alarm was his arrogance. And his secondary problem they say was jealousy. And jealousy came as a result of his his original arrogance. And a blazes enmity against human beings came as a result of his arrogance. his arrogance was his was his first thing that he had and after that, all these other things. So what happens is when a large project tells him He says,
you know, what they say in the in the in the certain require that certain
narrations, although they're not that strong as narrations, they say that the angels when they bow down to admonish them, and they came back up, and they realize that it believes hasn't bowed down,
and that allies angered by this, they bow down a second time, the angels bad on a second time, you know, to show respect and to save themselves from that from that wrath from the wrath of God and allows well then he gets into a conversation with a police and says Why?
Why don't although Allah knows Allah knows the reason but he's reported this because he wants us to learn from this because this is what happens. Once of Allah already said in this in this part of the Quran is taqwa. He saw himself as someone AVC sees himself as someone really great. And don't forget, one of the names of Allah azza wa jal,
one of the names of Allah azza wa jal of the 99 Names of Allah azza wa jal is Mata Kabir.
Mata can be means that Allah has the right to see himself as the greatest.
Or Allah has the right to see himself as great.
Any one of us that sees that we are great.
If it is in comparison to you know what Allah tells me on as the Allah tells me to do the NA alone, I don't need to do this because I'm great. What happens is, you are now challenging the greatness of Allah and Allah azza wa jal has said, Now, whoever comes and shows me shows me challenges me with that great, the them being great, then allows a shock to break them and
So what happens here is that it bleeds now is coming in direct confrontation with a loss of a job. It's a massive, you know, mistake that he believes makes. But what happens is that inside him is feeling now, anger, if this is angry, at least is feeling that, you know, obviously he's got his killer. He's as arrogant already that from their anger comes out. And he says, and he starts arguing with Allah. So Allah says, Why didn't you bow down to Adam? Why don't you want to bow down to something that I created from from
clay from from the earth.
Now, straightaway, what happens is Iblees feels that
that was my right,
that I should have been greater than anyone else that you've just created right now. I am greater than him. He won't. He's got this inside him. What he does is he turns the whole thing into an argument about what Allah said. Allah said, Look, I created the home from something which is from the earth.
Something that is low, something that people put their feet on, which is the earth. I created him from that from dust. So So what's your problem? So please, says Anna Hi, Romain. I'm better than him. Now he goes into an argument to try and prove that he's better than the debt better than the dust better than if Allah azza wa jal has said, If Allah says that, look, the dust is better.
Then the dust is better if Allah says that the pillar is better the pillars but if Allah says anything is better is better, right? If Allah says what is not better, whatever, you know, I want you to feel bad, and we'll use the Bible and that's it. But what he believes what happens with the police is because he's got this wrong sensor, he's got this qubit inside him, he believes now tries to justify that the fire that you created me with is actually better than than the Earth that you made. Adam is Lambeth. Now it's a futile argument.
Allah azza wa jal is not trying to tell you he believes or he believes you should only bow down if your essence of what I made you from is lower than the essence what I made. Other than I said, I'm from Allah didn't say that. Allah simply said, I'm going to create something, I want all of you to bow down to it.
That's that was it. But at least what he had to do is if leads had to show that he's, he's got this, you know, he's, he's someone that is greater than this. And he starts to argue and try to prove that he's, you know, he's better. Now, it becomes it's become a second thing, now he's getting the argument. This is what happens with people who are arguing, because once you Aragon, then you can submit, then you can become jealous. Because it's like, I'm not giving to this, you can become stubborn, I'm not putting my head down, I'm not putting
my head down, then you start to bring things out. That is not even the issue. So let me give you let me give you an exam, because this happens in in a lot of things. But let's say for example, businessman, businessman, let's just give an example business businessman, when one businessman is worth, let's say 100,000 pounds, and another businessman is worth 500,000 pounds, it's easy for the one who's who's worth 500,000, to look down on the one that's just 100,000 and a businessman between businessmen, people with money and people who have money, they kind of have this kind of this arrogance between them second,
right? So what then happens is imagine that there's a deal that's going on, the businessman, that is that is
the one that feels that is greater, he'll start he'll start doing things, he'll start messing around in a way that he has no right to do that, and he'll cross the limits. And the same thing happens with people with professions. I'm sorry to say, but there are certain professions, people feel that, you know,
I've got better got better and better, and, you know, looking down on others, and again, please, please forgive me if anybody has got this profession, but you know, generally doctors, they kind of got a bit of a chest, I'm a doctor.
And they generally will look down on others.
I'm not saying all doctors, but generally that that is the case that they kind of feel, you know,
my nose is high kind of thing. You know, you will walk out a professional, you go Okay, yeah, you just as I'm a doctor, I'm a GP, under your bed, and you generally amongst women, it's beauty, beauty that causes this sense of arrogance. And then the sense of jealousy follows after this is like a more beautiful than you look at you look, look at you, you could never compare with what what I am. Okay, in terms of my status that I've caught, and between people in different things, you know, let's say for example, even cultures and nations, nations can become proud proud of themselves. One thing Remember I said is origin that you just feel proud. So there are certain nations that fill out
you know, we're proud of our sport. We're proud of who we are, what have you achieved, but there's others who feel that we are now greater than other nations, those nations they're down there down, you know, my, some people do with it with the lineage happens a lot happens a lot. It's like the part I come from in Bangladesh is much higher than the part you come from in Bangladesh. Same as Somalia, same as you know, the same as back as I say was Gandhi's is arrogance. What creates racism? Why did I pick this kibble arrogance out of all the diseases of the hardwire that prove that first because it's one of the major ones that leads to other things.
So when they start feeling that my tribe is better than your tribe, when my father's came from better than yours, my part of my you know, my village, my town, my whatever is better than yours. My country is better than yours. And I'm still at your lower I'm higher that is Kip that's Kimball dies his face given on what did the province of law say about kingdom? If you've got any of this inside you? savonlinna May Allah protect us? I mean, if you've got any of that inside you the privacy law said liat Hello, Jenna, the person who's got a small mustard seed mustard seed of kibble in his heart, that person cannot entertain
obviously till till either Allah forgives you, or you have to burn in hell for that sin. And then you go to Jenna but you can't just enter Jana with that cable still inside you that that wrong sense of, you know that arrogance inside you. So what happens is that he believes his real crime is this arrogance and then it turns into anger jealousy argument against Allah azza wa jal.
You think that allows Oh, john is telling him
that I'm going to banish you from here, get out of here.
And Ibiza saying, you know what I'm gonna do now. You know, since you did this to me, I want to take him
and all of his progeny. I'm going to take them all to hellfire.
Now the stubbornness comes in because of the arrogance that he had. And Allah saying to him that look how Phil Lam Lana Johanna mujin Latina segment, Allah said that anyone who follows you, output you and all your followers, all of you into Hellfire now fill Hellfire up with it.
And if this is like, Okay, fine. I'm good. Let's see. Now, you think Lyla, who is he challenging?
He's challenging Alon until the day of judgment. Allah has revealed Lola kuranda this is not gonna change his mind. He's like, okay, I don't care. I'm gonna burn you know what I'm gonna burn. So let me let me burn. I'm gonna take down every one of the every one I can have the progeny of other malleshwaram I'm gonna take every single one I'm done with me. And I'm going to go to Hellfire anyway, but I'm going to take everyone else with me to help I don't care i'm going to burn.
Now that sense of you know, stubbornness has come from what Allah identify that kibble from this this kind of arrogance? Well, it can it can happen, because the truth can be denied. I don't know if you met these people. So Mohammed, you can even be religious. And you can even find arrogance, there are religious people who are arrogant.
And what happens is, you know, I have to say this to you that there are certain things on this earth, once you acquire them, you can become American. One of them is knowledge.
One of them is knowledge. They say that one of the one of the side effects of knowledge is that it brings you the baggage of arrogance, the more you know about any subject matter, the more naturally you are in a position to feel arrogant, you have to protect yourself. You got you guys, I'm standing dancer, right? So let's do when I say knowledge, I mean knowledge in every field is not just the Islamic field, it's in every field, the more of an expert someone is in any field, the more naturally, they're in a position to feel higher than everybody else, because they're very high in that department. You guys, you guys follow me? Yep. So let's just say a scientist, a scientist,
let's say in, in physics, and in physics, let's say, you know, you've got someone who's looking at, let's say, the cosmos or something and someone who's looking at, you know, space and just looking at the stars and whatnot, and very specific knowledge in that, or let's say, say someone who's a biologist, and someone's looking specifically into the DNA and said, knowledge of the God, when they're in the field with other scientists of their level. If there's someone who's very high in terms of the knowledge, they're in a position to feel that, you know, you guys know nothing, I know more than you.
And the same happens in Islam.
People come to Islam, and they start learning a bit of Hadith and Quran, once they come across someone who doesn't know more than them is like,
if you notice that they have, you know, different levels, you go to a normal house, I've seen this right, a house, let's say, let's say for certain Catholics have been to, you go to a house, okay. There's two people that talking there might be one person talking to another seven people. And this guy, he quotes a hadith. Did you hear the da da, da, da, da, da, da da, you know, the only call said Hadith. He kind of feels that you know what? And hey, you never knew that, hey, I knew that. And what some of them do is that they stole the knowledge.
They won't, they won't share it with anyone.
They won't share it with anyone. They wait for the moment to find that gathering. So they can drop the hoodie, and everyone's gonna look at anything. Wow. How did you know that? Wow. So they look for a moment where they can impress people with that. And this is again, you know, the the scholars have mentioned that one of the problems about arrogance is that it can lead you to react, it can lead you to showing off because you've got something that others don't have. So you want to show them that you know what, I've got this, you haven't got that. And then what happens is, you know, let's just say for example, the guy dropped
He said something. And he's impressed everybody. And everyone, not everyone in the room is looking at and thinking. We don't know any better. Right? We don't know any better. So this guy's carrying on giving the second Hadith. And he's giving me a second quotation. And I'm sitting there in the room somewhere. And then some of them say, Well, you know, the hazard is here or so and so is here, right? Let's go and Ask him. So they bring me over.
And I say, What do you say about this matter? And here's this guy, who's already quoted to Heidi said something and he's, you know,
and I, and I, you know, I don't know what he's just done. They just called me in the gathering has to come together. And they asked me a question. And I said, No, I said, No, it's not like that. I said, Look, it's like this. Nice, difficult positioner.
I've not contradicted the guy who's come in and wowed everybody. And he never knew that the Hadith is not even authentic, or is that even you know, is is not a basis. And then the moment that I say that, you know, it's not like this.
The people then look at him.
And they wonder what he's gonna say. So and this is really what I'm talking about. So that guy says, No, no, no, no, no, no, no.
I've heard is like this. I'm like, I know you've heard this like this, but I'm just telling you that you know,
it's not like that. Okay, you've heard something that is wrong. She was but I've been we've been hearing this all our lives. Now. Now he comes the stubbornness, he comes the African side. But you know, salsa said it sounds so scholars said it and so on. So I said it, right. You think I know some people have said it. But you know, you know the truth. Right? If If 10 people say a lie, it doesn't make it the truth. She does that. So I say to him that love is not like that. He goes yeah, but we've heard so many Bangladeshi scholars have said the same thing and so on. So say the man is like, you know, come on, you can't tell me that I'm wrong, right now. I'm gonna lose my face in front of
all these people can see me shaking, saying me. I'm like, No, I'm sorry, babe. You know, this is not true. I'm gonna tell you what it is. And then they go into full argument with me in front of all the people now you've got liberty. I'm sorry. I'm being honest with you. There's a whole two dozen people sitting here. And this person goes into a full blown argument about this. So I'll tell you what the issue is right. And some of you because I just had this question again, sent to me and people have massive arguments about this. So it's about the need that we do enough for Salah
Salah Yeah. And and if you ever grew up in Bangladesh, if you ever grew up by the old Bangladeshi scholars, even Pakistani old school, India, old school, a lot of them, you know, the Persian came from Persia. They have a full set of words you have to say for each of the Salah that you're going to do you guys you guys follow on? Now I personally Allahu taala albaraka salatu salam
ala Illa Kaaba, right sharifah you know, and then this Allah Hawk would not have intended to do for cats of the horrible Salah of form, and I'm facing the Qibla. And I'm doing it for, you know, for Allah sake. And then I'm going to say Allahu Akbar. So each one has a different, you know, no way to know Sally, there's no way to know Sally that I've intended to pray this. And now, the thing is, some scholars in the past started this, some scholars in the past started this, we don't know where it came from, it most likely started from the Iranian province, from the Persian scholars, once Islam got there, because he's not in the Arabian is not in Arabia. He never started from Medina, he
never started from Muslim. So he became so important that these things are taught from young age, and the taught to the children that this is how you make money, and you got to say with your tongue. Now we know that intention is made by the heart, as long as it's in your heart that you intended for this prayer, you can just join the prayer. You don't have to say all of this with your tongue. Now this person got into an argument with me and he said, You know, he said, he goes that Reed Salah was standing up and there's a new Imam that comes is a young lad. And he stands in the member and he just tells us to make the intention from our hearts. And I stood up and I told them, no, you have to
say with your with your tongue. Now he's telling the man that hey, listen, guys, man we do man is challenging the man. Obviously, this guy is 55 years old, and the man is probably 24. So he's thinking who they are. Who in the world is this? 24 year old? Yeah, I could eat him for breakfast. Yes, and that's what he's thinking. So all is made, so they on a day, so he starts to show that, you know, I know this is a man tell us about the knee and the knee or that we're supposed to do and the mom says, you know, remember he said that? You don't need to do that with the tongues. And this man said what are you talking about on our lives, man this, the man's have said this. Now there's a new
generation of young scholars are saying that we're not supposed to do this. So you cause an argument on eBay, right. He told me
all his friends are look, you know, this is the way you're supposed to do it, then it comes to this gathering, then he tries to impress these people just a few days after eat, and I'm sitting there, and then they drag me into this. And I say, No, you don't have to. And then he gets into full blown argument.
Oh, my God.
And it turns into 45 minute argument, and I'm thinking What in the world? And this guy took it to another level?
He tells me, he says, you know, where did you Where did you learn all this from? He's even challenging where I learned all this.
And I listen, man, he's z, z, z, I'm just telling you about what I know, right now, I'm not I'm not standing that being arrogant. But the thing is, once you have that position, so what happened is, this guy, just put it out there that he knows the truth, and he's gonna put it out there, the moment he got challenged, now, it's not about it's not about the knowledge, it's now about his status. He's gonna feel really small if he gives it. So he doesn't want to give it. That's what happens to at least on a high level that he feels that if he gives him then it becomes more. Now, a lot of the nations that have come before us fell into the same problem.
And they say, to cure this, to cure your arrogance, you have to step aside and look at reality. So what happened is you don't want to add in some old, some old the giants are made a statement against who the alayhis salam? And they said, Why should we Why should we accept this? And the reasoning was, men should do minako they said, who's who's more stronger than us in terms of muscular power?
Like who is there on the earth? They were giants. They used to pluck out large trees from the ground up, route them like you know me and you would do that with weed. They just pluck them out. They used to carve the houses and make houses within the mountains and they used to live in the mountains, so there's no one that's greater than them. If they smoke. If they saw small midget men like me knew, they're just like, you know, just crush us under their feet. So when Huda Isilon came to them, they said, Look, we're a nation. We're a people. We're mighty and strong. Now, why should we accept the fact that you're a messenger monsters, because who Dyson was also a giant. He was the same as them,
but they said, it doesn't matter. The vena cava, who's going to beat us in terms of our strengths, this is in Surah, number 41. And number 15.
Allah says and Mahajan, as for the nation of heart, fasttech, Babu Phil, they became arrogant on the earth below ad hoc without a right to this arrogance that they ascribe themselves to Waterloo menasha domina, Pooja, and they said, who is mightier than us? And then Allah azza wa jal then gives the remedy for it. Allah says our laniado do they don't see an Allahu Allah the halaqa home, that Allah that created them, who assured them that he has to be stronger than them? Right? You think about the logic of this, if you think that you're strong, then the way to try and you know if you're, if you're arrogant, because you're strong. And the way to wait to put yourself down, is to
look at others who are stronger than you. And of course, the one who created you is stronger than you. If you've got beauty, and the beauty is making you feel like you're better than others. That my friend,
tell me this, is this true or not? above every person of beauty? There's another person who's more beautiful than them Yes or no?
And even if you are the most beautiful, and the whole of the earth mirror, who's the most beautiful on the earth, and the mirror says to you, it's you, even if you're the most beautiful on the earth.
By the time you get to 50, you can't remain beautiful.
Did you guys understand, right? By the time you even get to 40, you're going to lose the beauty. So you can't you cannot keep that beauty till the end. This is looking at reality. And the road map said if you focus on the reality of what you've got first is even if you think that you're most the most beautiful than the moment you come across somebody else beautiful. And they are more beautiful than you. You have to accept reality. If you start focusing on you know what I know I'm not the most beautiful person on the earth, then fine, then then you bring yourself down to reality. That's good. But even if you think that the you the most beautiful, then you look at the you look at the future
and you think well, I can't remain the most beautiful in the earth, the same as strength. Who can remain the most strongest on the earth. Even if you're the strongest man, let's say, you know, in the whole of let's say you want to contest the strongest in London, let's say you had a contest in London, you're the strongest by Monday. Well, there's going to be a strongest man in Britain, right? If you want that and it's the late you're the strongest man in Britain than the strongest
Man in Europe, if you want that, then there's the strongest man in the world that you have to challenge. And then let's say you won that.
Have you seen Arnold Schwarzenegger now?
Did you guys have you guys? Yeah, man's on his way out.
Man that is way out. He was at 1.1 of the strongest men.
One of the, you know, people who have the muscles, the look, the water, the glamour, the whatever you want to put it with it, okay? He became a celebrity in in that sense. And now look at him, you know, at old age, he's on his way out. There are many more stronger men than him. And that's reality. So if a person wants to think that where am I in terms of what my future is, then you can remain arrogant with knowledge as well. The same thing, if you're not if you're knowledgeable, Allah said a wonderful thing in the Holy Quran, just to bring people down to cure the to cure this disease in them. He said, Well, for Cooley, the Illuminati, he said above every person of knowledge is
another personal knowledge. This is in Surah, Yusuf surah, number 12. And number 76, sorry, I assume this is
above every person knowledge is another bit of knowledge. And I've seen this panel and I had a colleague with me
and his colleague was was, you know, in the mother's days in this college was very, very knowledgeable, very intelligent, very bright, you know, brighter than most of us. And then, you know, because you're in a madrasah you just seen in a whole school of let's say about 300 students or something, and there's nobody that's more clever than you. They're the best. So you remain like that for about five years, six years, seven years, you're like,
I know so much, I'm so clever, I understand things really quickly. And then what happened is, we had when once once we graduated, in many fields, this person became a very knowledgeable person, when this person spoke, people just became quiet thinking that, wow, the man really does know something, right. But then we started to become more and more, you know, we started to become more national, and then International. And when you get to the international level, and you start to question you compared now with the international scholars,
then you then start looking at my friend, and I thought, you know what, he's not as clever as some of these other people across the world.
And so had a lot, there was many challenges that happen. And I saw, you know what this is, this is reality, that when you go on a large scale, you start to see your own true self, of who you are. And now that person, you know, the person I'm trying to refer to, I'm not going to give the name of the person I'm referring to, you know, he might think that he's great in terms of what he knows, but you know, many others are much greater than him in in the achievements and in the knowledge that he has. And this is one thing that allows the general wants people to do if you got the arrogance is think about reality. Let's look or talk about wealth, what's the end of wealth?
What's the final thing of a, let's say, for example, somebody has got wealth, and they become arrogant because of wealth.
What's the reality of it in the end, anyway?
Exactly, exactly. Right. You will be the owner of
one or three pieces of cloth, even those three pieces of cloth. If somebody comes and steals it from you, you're naked, and he can't even defend yourself. You can be left naked.
And the the the plot of land that they bury you in
your you know, it's not really yours. Somebody else bought it, probably from the wealth that they took from you, but it's their wealth, now. They bought it, they put you in there. And if they want, if anybody May Allah forbid, if and I don't want to take you out of the grave and, you know, throw you out if animals want to come inside there and just, you know, rip you out of there, then what are you?
You haven't even got a piece of land. And all that piece of land that you had on the earth is nothing by the time you get to death and nothing. That's why say done earlier, the alarm, the alarm, he said, he said adonia he said how Silviu half Fold what he
said as for the world, he said, whatever you acquire from the earth, will eventually be lost. Everything that you get from the everything that you're putting together from the earth to yourself, whether it's clothes, houses, cars, its investments in you know, whatever everything, whether it's people, whatever you gather, how silly you have felt, everything you've acquired, eventually, you're gonna lose every single one of it.
And the last thing on the earth is going to be your death, you're finished as well. You're even lost from the earth as well. So that's that's the reality of it. And that's the cure to it. Now.
If you look at the is of the Quran you find
from day one a theorems biggest problems for Iran and his man was a stick bow. And the above Iran Allah use the same words about the people of nor Allah use the same thing about the people have had the people of samode the people of stripe, Allah says Allah levena stackable those people who saw themselves as great now there's a very specific word Allah uses for handla he says he doesn't say he didn't say kebab he didn't use the word key but he uses the word stick about now is thick bar in Arabic means that they saw themselves to be great. Like they weren't great themselves, but they made it that they are great. So what Allah Lavina stack baru Allah CBC look at various parts of the
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out and and the whole problem was was kibbled it was it was having this this you know, this, this kind of arrogance in them. So if you look at Surah Surah, number seven is number 50. And number 59, all the way to number 93. You will find all these stories and the focus of It is Allah says what color Latinas tackle those people who are arrogant. And what happens is they became arrogant against the messengers. Some of them threatened the followers of the profit, some of them threatened to kill the profits. Some of them said that they're going to remove the profits from the from the town from the city, and so on if they don't stop preaching. All of this came from arrogance. And then one
thing that we learned from his work
is that allows the region says that these people when they address the others, he said, what color Latina stuck baru lady, nice to Dory for those people who are arrogant. And they started to talk to those to the peep the followers of the prophets and Latinas to the fool who actually sold to be weak. They they want to remain in a humble position.
So what happens is that the people who are arrogant, they made themselves look big. Now this is one thing about bullies.
When you got bullying going on a bullies we normally when we use the word bullies, we talk about the playground bullies and so on playground, but there's not just bullies in playground, there are bullies on an international level. You guys follow me or not? You know, this world governments.
You follow me on? There are international bullies amongst them. There are national bullies, international bullies that are social bullies that are bullies on all levels. Now, Allah azza wa jal says that those people who see themselves as arrogant there are others who want to remain, you know, just just normal, humble on the earth. These people, they make themselves big, and then make themselves think that you know what, I've got something which I can now impose on you. So I can pick on you, I can make you do this x, y and Zed. So this is look at sort of number seven, iron number 75. Allah says, Allah, Allah, Allah Dena, Sacco mikami he led us to the holy man, amen. Amen home,
those who are those who remain humble and weak amongst the followers of of Saleh, Allah is Allah. The enemy said, Those who denied the message they were arrogant they said to those attalla monosol Hamas Illuminati you really you really think that you know that Salah is a messenger from God.
And the weak one said, Well, yes, that's what we believe. Kala Lavina staccato those who saw themselves as arrogant as inability to be careful about what you believe in, we deny that. So there's a whole sense of bullying and arrogance from the arrogance going on. What allows without says, For the cure of this is, you think about reality and the reality of the Day of Judgment. So this is now goes to, when you look at the Day of Judgment, there's got to be again, those people who saw themselves as arrogant and those people who saw themselves as, as, as people who are humble and weak, you look at the ayat Surah, number 34 suta, Saba Ayah number 3132 33, there's a whole argument
between the arrogant between the bullies and between those who are bullied between the arrogant ones between those who see themselves as weak is stuck borrow and so therefore, the two different types of people, those who are arrogant, and those who seen themselves selves as weak. And what a lot of tries to tell us here is that you look at the reality of it, what happens to them in the end, because in the end, when when you look at the Day of Judgment, the nobody has got any power. Nobody has got any Mito greatness except for the greatness of others.
Azerbaijan, and one of the things that Allah says in the Quran and this this this is a cure for those people who think they're arrogant is that Allah says, If you saw the Day of Judgment,
if you saw the situation of these people, okay, so let me just give you the reference for the Surah Surah Baqarah surah. Number two, I number 16165. Allah says, while ojala Rena Vala Mo, da da da quwata, Nigeria, if only the people who have committed oppression, if they were to see the moment on the Day of Judgment, they'll see the punishment with their own eyes and watery language. And they'll realize that all power really belongs to Allah azza wa jal. You know, the moment comes when people see what I thought I had power on my God, Allah has power. You know, when that moment comes the last one, the last. I don't see that a lot, not only has the power but a lot also has the power to cause
severe punishment to others. And that's when they will separate from one another. The Quran talks about this now, we're coming to the to the end of the session. The thing is that
what we're discussing today is Russell hottie is one of the major problems of the diseases of the heart. Once a person feels that I'm better than when they were
told us in a heartbeat. Now, what happened is that they were sitting in a gathering, and and they and he was talking about the wrongful pride and so on. And he was talking about arrogance, and people who think that they're better bigger than others. And so he said, he said, Mr. Bhalla, he said but I like to wear nice shoes. And I like to wear nice clothes like basically the man likes to dress himself up you know some people like they like to come out nice and smart need iron clothes or let's just say you wear clothes that are expensive, right? So is that now wrong? this hobby turned to the mercy of Allah Allah some saying that, Mashallah, I like my shoes, and I like my clothes to
be nice. And the professor last Lenin said, he said in a lie your hibou era, aka Rania Mati Allah, Allah azza wa jal, he likes to see the extent of his gifts of his servant, he likes to see his servant using those gifts.
So if Allah has given you wealth, and you like to buy a nice car, because it's convenient, it's nice not because you're driving down thinking, what kind of rubbish are you driving? What kind of tin are you driving hair? Look, America that there's none of that. It's like, I like to have a nice car myself. I like to you know, buy this nice guy doesn't matter. My nice house, nice car, nice clothes. So the person loves them said that. Allah loves to see the extent of his gifts on his server. But he said, but but arrogance, arrogance is something separate. arrogance is when you look down on people. And when the truth comes in front of you, you will deny even the truth.
That is what arrogance is. So one of the biggest problems we have with arrogance is that when the truth is said, they can't accept it, because it's like, I can't accept it from that from that brown man.
Sometimes, like, I can't accept it from the brand, man. I can't accept it from the black man. I can't accept the truth from that, that Muslim. I can accept the truth from let's say, if it's within a standard, I can accept truth from the person who's from not from my tribe. I can accept it from someone who's smaller than me. Right there. Sometimes what happens is sometimes Allah makes the makes the son understand something which the father doesn't understand. It happens so no, so Ramananda Sunday the stories in the Quran. Once when Solomon has some he understood something that his father never understood and he kindly told his father Father if you do this is better. That was
a lesson and praised his son. Right? This is this is this is a humble person that you will praise the other and not be arrogant and this happens sometimes a student knows better than the teacher. And and sometimes it happens and the good teacher will always put his head down and accepted the arrogance is to her Who Do You Think You Are you think you know better than me? You banish you got lines you got these you got detention you can whatever you think you're smarter than me I know you're smarter than me but I don't I can't accept that because you're smarter than me. Sometimes it happens. And in a lot of trouble happens on the earth because of this Arabs. melas will protect us
And and what we'll do inshallah, is that next time we'll we'll we'll focus on another one or two of the of the amaranth, the disease of the heart, and it's remedies. Are there any questions for today?
Or any questions that you have?
Nope, no questions.
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