Channel: Irshaad Sedick
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam O Allah ashrafi Marisa Nene say he didn't wanna be you know Maulana Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam either le e wasapi. In propitiatory sadri Sidley embryofetal Odetta. melissani of kuqali Subhana Allah collar in Berlin in Atlanta in the cantle allemaal Hakeem along my alumna my unfair una was ignorant. I mean dramatic I mean, respected all these brothers and sisters in exam, all those watching and all those present Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
plays and thanks are due solely to Allah Subhana Morita, Allah Jesus Peace, blessings and salutations upon our Master and exemplarily Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
It is the day of Juma and once again we are grateful to Allah azza wa jal for the opportunity to be present in his house. This is a gift that we have come to learn is not just our right, but it is our privilege.
More so than ever before. Right? It's on demand now. So behind Allah, may Allah grant us hearts that deserve to be in his house. May Allah grant us souls that deserve to be close in proximity to his oneness Subhana home with the item.
Allah azza wa jal addresses the topic of truthfulness in the Quran. It's a topic that we don't often speak of, because it's a difficult topic to speak about.
Why? Because we know we live in a world where being dishonest is far easier than being honest. And we know that being honest, is a rare commodity among human beings, we live in a time we lying is the order of the day. Isn't it true, that when you come across even another Muslim, who you feel and have he or she has proven to be a person of integrity, a person of honesty, that we are somewhat perplexed? And we say no, Mashallah, that's an honest person. How RGB is that? That we are amazed when we find somebody that's actually honest.
So when Allah addresses the issue of honesty in the Quran, we find something very interesting in terms of a command. How would we expect a command to be honest? How would we expect it to be formulated? Oh believers, be honest, be truthful. So I find it very interesting that the verse in which Allah azza wa jal addresses this to the closest degree that I could find is in Surah, to toe by verse number 119. Allies urgencies by either an akula arrow to be let him initiate en rajim Bismillah Al Rahman Rahim Yeah, you're living in America por la Hakuna Masada tiene
beautiful verse, O believers are those who believe have Taqwa of Allah, and be among the truthful.
Listen carefully to the way it is phrased. Who know Masada be among the truthful.
He doesn't say be truthful. He says be among the truthful. I'll get back to that one in a moment. That's all it is to speak truthfully. Yes, of course he does directly as well.
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Speak a straight word.
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when will you turn the hora Sula, who and whosoever obeys Allah and His Messenger Corporate affairs efos and Avi Ma, they have indeed attained manifest success. That is ultimate success. That's, you know, Jennifer Eva success.
The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa, Salaam Alaikum
The issue of truthfulness in various a high beef
the one that I came across an se Do you know what this is just, this is just what I should have spoken about. Remember I spoke about contentment not too long ago, this particular Heidi's should have been in that hood as well with the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam says that now you rabuka lm Allah your ebook for in a siddhappa Nina tune while kariba de Botton
he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, leave off, leave all of that which causes you doubt
for that which causes you no doubt
because truthfulness is a source of contentment. while lying is a source of
It's a source of putting yourself in dismay and anxiety.
So let's start from the very first verse we quoted. Alice is be among the truthful as opposed to saying be truthful. Who knows?
There are various ways in which Allah encourages truthfulness. But this is very interesting, because it speaks about the environment that we are in.
That when we are exposed to a culture, and an environment we lying is the natural order of things when people are constantly dishonest, and people are constantly considered not to be of integrity, and your initial reaction or interaction with someone is that you have to be careful because they are likely to be dishonest to you. until proven otherwise. That's not how things are supposed to be. We are supposed to be able to live life we we find people are people of integrity until they prove otherwise spinal lights the opposite, right. For example, this just as a small example, recently, I had to purchase a few things online. Okay. Now, even in a formal platform like online purchasing, I
realized just how careful I had to be every time I saw a product from a particular company that I needed to purchase, I first had to go and do reviews to see if this is a company that one can actually rely on who can trust.
Because I made a I ran into a very big problem in app purchase something is quite expensive. And this company then just started looking suspicious in terms of how they kept on changing the promises, delivery date, and so on. Then I went to go and check the reviews. And I saw people say you know what, this company, they're going to take you for a ride, they're only good enough to take your money and in part two pathways. So I realized that even on a full platform online, you still have to consider, unfortunately, that everyone is dishonest until proven otherwise, that how lower the quality level. Now when you living in an environment like that, as a believer, what would be
your default, your default is that you also become a person with a lack of integrity. Or it's easy to be dishonest. Let's put it that way. You don't want to be dishonest, but that's the easier option. Because why should I expose myself and my weaknesses, and then look bad when everybody else can just lie and get away with murder. So Allah azza wa jal commands us to be among the truthful, who's like the English saying goes, birds of a feather flock together.
We are a social being eliminated us like that. In fact, when he commands Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Quran, he also commands him to be among certain groups of people. For example, today's Friday, it's an authority site. So total Caf insulinotropic of Allah Subhana 100 titles the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was big enough second i levena, their owner of boom, beloved Elijah, you read una vida, stick to those who call upon the Lord morning and evening wanting nothing but the countenance of Allah subhana wa, ala, the prophet alayhi salatu salam is commanded to be with a certain group of people. Why? Because the company you keep will rub off on you.
In self development industry, there are many who say you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with this truth to that I don't feel it's 100% accurate, but there's truth to that. So the people you keep company with most of the time, you are inevitably going to adopt the qualities whether you know about it or not. SubhanAllah so when we living in a society where lying is so easy, and this honesty is the order of the day, it's difficult to be a person of integrity. So this verse is actually not only 10
To be honest, it's also teaching us how to become honest.
And how is that make sure that the environment you have control over is a very important part. We don't always have control over our environments. But make sure that the environment which you do have control over consists of people of integrity.
People who are not afraid to speak the truth, even though it would make them look bad. We are in the month of Rajab, in this month, we often commemorate the era in the mirage. Alongside that incident, we generally narrate the incident of Satan, Abu Bakr, Guardiola, and when many turn the backs from Rasulullah saw him saying that Okay, now this man has just gone crazy. They, you know, he's saying that he went to the heavens and he went to AXA, all in part of the night, when Satan Abu Bakr rhodiola and heard that he said, if he said so, then I believe
he was titled acidic,
the extreme metal form, did he speak the truth? Kind of, but more than that, he stood up for the truth. He stood up for the truth. So being truthful in Islam is not just about speaking the truth, it's about being willing to stand for the truth
it's about being willing to put yourself in the line and say, I will stand up for the truth when nobody else wants to I will put myself regardless of how I may appear to others.
When you can surround yourself with people have that level of integrity, then your integrity will increase in Sharla
your friends that you spend time with and even family members will you spend time with deliberately and often and frequently know that the qualities they possess they are going to rub off on you. So you should be able to perceive Okay, this person has very good qualities. I want to spend more time with this person go out of your way to do such things. When allies emergencies to us. You will Edina am an otaku I have Taqwa of Allah wa kulu colon sadita and speak a straight word. Right? This is recited Why did I say inika in the hood paklenica. Because one of the easiest places in which we become dishonest is within our nikka
where we just it's not necessarily the major lies, you know, like cheating, and so on. That's on another level. But it starts off with everyday mundane things. We need to learn as believers, that regardless of the repercussions that might come our way in this dunya because of our honesty, and admitting to our mistakes and admitting to our flaws, it doesn't matter which repercussions come our way. There are nothing in comparison to the repercussions we may face when we meet Allah subhanho wa Taala because of lying,
we need to be people of truth. And we need to stand up for the truth. And if you become a person of integrity and a person of truthfulness, you say like I'm American, I said it's a condition and then this response, this is the response what will happen if you become a person of truth and a person of integrity? Allah azza wa jal will reform your deeds or your field accompany anyone forgive your mistakes, you'll forgive your sins.
Because think about it, if we can fix our lying, if you can fix our our honesty with this honesty and make it in accordance to what pleases Allah, we will become better people.
You won't take a shortcut here and a shortcut a because you have to be honest, you won't go to places you're not supposed to go to because when you are questioned, you will know that I have to I have to speak the truth. To say for example, somebody decides they want to go and drink or they want to go in smoke some weed or something of that nature. And they realize, if I do this, not only am I going to have to do this and displease Allah. But in addition, I'm going to have to lie and mean to fix that lie. I'm gonna have to lie again. And then a week from now, I'm going to have to lie again. And it's a compound effect, but the person of integrity will not only not do that deed, okay,
because they are understand law. But they will also stop themselves from doing a deed at the moment of weakness because they have to answer to other people. So Allah will add form our lives when we become people of truth. May Allah make us be full of truth.
And then we say from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Hadith that I wish I had mentioned, I knew the Hadith, but I didn't connect the dots to contentment. He said, so Allahu alayhi wa sallam, leave off that which causes you doubt and rather choose that which causes you no doubt, because truthfulness is a source of contentment. Who else lies there are sources of energy
Anxiety and turbulence. When we become people of integrity and truthfulness and we stand up for the truth will find contentment in our hearts. The person who lies is constantly in a state of turbulence, because they dealing with the guilt, they dealing with a sin, they dealing with the religious guilt, so guilt by Allah subhanaw taala guilt by other people, they're dealing with anxiety and turbulence because they have to constantly fix that story and make that story plausible and acceptable to the audience. So when we become people of integrity, we stand up for the truth and speak truth. Allah azza wa jal will not only deform our deeds and make our lives better. In
addition, Eliza will also he will also grant us contentment Allah Allah make us among those who are truthful. People of integrity, people of honesty and money surround us with those who are truthful and honest was the only saving the Mohammed Al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salaam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh