Tafseer Of Surah Humaza

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh we are continuing with our series of Tafseer of the most commonly recited surah of the Quran. We began looking at the surah. In the last few pages of the Quran a few weeks ago, we looked at the castle.

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And we spoke about the theme of serrata Castle, about how this world has distracted us from the purpose of life. And how many of us are caught up in this rat race. And many people will remain caught up in this life in this rat race until they die. Unless we wake up and stop and think, why am I here? What do I need to do with my life to be successful in both worlds?

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Then last week, we looked at the follow up to that the next era in the Quran, which is Surah two.

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And we saw that in supercluster, Allah subhanaw. taala, again, speaks about the fact that humanity, if left on our own, to do what we want, are headed towards destruction, and that we are running out of time. But in that surah, Allah subhanho wa Taala gave us the way out to give us the solution is to he showed us the part of guidance, that if we have the correct beliefs, and we do righteous deeds, we live good lives. And we call people towards the truth and we assist each other and we are patient, then we can escape the trap of this world

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and have the best of both worlds.

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So the next tool in the Quran, is Surah, Hamada

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and surah Hamza

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is the 144 of the Quran. coming straight after circle after

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it continues with this theme about the destruction that humanity is headed towards.

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But this specific surah is focused on some of the major sins before into when we get caught up in the life of this world, as well as the punishment in the afterlife. So this surah has two themes, the first half of the surah talks about some of the major sins, which we need to avoid. And the second half of the surah discusses the

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punishment in the Hellfire for those of us who fall into this sense.

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So we'll very briefly go through the translation of the surah and then we will discuss each verse into a full tafsir inshallah. So the surah lead reads Bismillah Ar Rahman AR Rahim. We legally humans at the lumada destruction be to every slander and backbiting.

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Elder z Gemma Amala who was a debtor who gathers up his wealth, who piles up his wealth and counts it. Yes. anomala who? Lada and thinks that his wealth is going to last forever.

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galala uma xanthophyll Otama No, he shall be thrown into hota Ma. Ma Ma, Ma. Ma Ma de Raka mahatama.

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And how do we explain to you what is automa

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narula Hill Moncada. It is a fire, kindled by God kindled By Allah, Allah to tell you all of Edo which rises above the hearts in a de Masada. Soon it will surround them via muddy mud data in columns raised high. So you can see the suitor has quite a scary translation. And this falls into the surahs which fall into the category of creating fear in Allah subhanho wa Taala. as Muslims we believe that there are three necessary qualities to survive this world and gain the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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The first quality is to love Allah. The love of Allah is what will drive us forth to be good and to stay away from evil. But the love is coupled with two other qualities hope in his mercy and fear of his punishment. It is a combination of these three psychological factors that keeps a person motivated to do what is right and to stay away from what is wrong. And so just as there are many students in the Quran, discussing paradise, they are equally many students in the Quran discussing the hellfire. In fact the words paradise and hell are mentioned and exact same amount of times in the Quran. Exact same amount of times. If you count the amount of times the word Paradise is

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mentioned in the Quran. And if you count the amount of times the word Hellfire is mentioned in the Quran, it is exactly the same. This e part of the miraculous nature of the Quran. This is no coincidence. We need to have a balanced perspective. In some communities, people only talk about the Hellfire

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And then what happens is that you have a very despondent community, where everything's about fear.

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And everything's driven by fear. And this doesn't work. On the other hand, there are some communities where people only talk about paradise, as if you know, no matter what you do, you're going to be forgiven. And the qualities that creates in people is a lacks personality, that it doesn't matter what I'm doing, God's gonna forgive me, I'm going to go to Paradise. And so people do what they want. So Islam teaches us to balance that some chapters of the Quran talk about paradise, some talk about health, some talk about both, but they are mentioned equally in the Quran. Because we need to have a balanced perspective that yes, if I do wrong, I can be punished in the afterlife.

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If I do good, I can be rewarded in the afterlife. With this balanced perspective, we are able to move forward. So this specific surah, which is the next on our list,

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talks about the hellfire.

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And he talks specifically, about reasons which lead to the hellfire. And these are three sins which are very common. They're so common that many people don't even look at them as sins anymore. The first two are Sins of the tongue. And the third is the sin of the heart when it comes to greed.

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The first verse talks about the first two sins, Allah subhanaw taala says we legally houmas that in lumada. Whale

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is a Arabic word for destruction is translated in many translations as well. It means that

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the person who is about to be spoken about is headed for destruction.

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Similar to what we said in the sutra, before in an internal affair,

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that mankind is headed for destruction. So you're talking specifically now about specific qualities in mankind which lead us to destruction. He says whaleoil liquidly Hamada. The destruction be to everyone who slanders and lumada who bet bites. So what's the difference between these two what is slander and what is backbiting? And why ideal regarded amongst the major sins in Islam? Allah subhanaw taala has to have a sutra talking specifically about them and the punishment in the hellfire. Firstly, these are not the only sutras which talk about backbiting and slander being major sins surah Noor and Surah hoogenraad for example, also discuss the sutras as being major sins these

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sins as being major sins.

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If you look at him as a slander, what is the Islamic definition of slander? And what is the Islamic definition of backbiting? Firstly, in Islam, to say something bad about anybody behind your back, you know, to say something bad about anybody at all, is a sin. with very few exceptional situations, it is a sin, to say something about someone which will hurt their feelings.

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If it is true, it falls into the category of backbiting that you've spoken something true and bad about someone which they did not like you to speak about. If it is false, it is slander. And slander is even worse because not only are you doing the sin of talking bad about someone, but you're doing the sin of line. You are doing a character assassination of the person you are creating rumors. We all know how rumors destroy people's lives.

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In a hadith the Prophet sallallahu Sallam had said that do not if you speak anything behind a person's back which they dislike, then you have sinned you have backbiting. So this is how by asking me companions asked him, What if what we are seeing is true? The prophets lie some replied. If what you are saying is true, it is backbiting. And if what you are seeing is false, then it is slander.

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How bad is slander, we got a loved one that touched touch of this sutra by seeing that destruction to everyone who slanders let's look at two historical examples of how slander cause problems two of the greatest people in the history of this Omar The first is the story of the mother of the believers, the wife of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam, our beloved mother Ayesha, the daughter of Abu Bakar jello on how I shall Raja, as we know, was one of the youngest wives of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the most beloved wife that he had. And on one occasion, when he was going out on an expedition with her and with an army, she mistakenly got left behind. I'm not

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going to go into the full story as the full story will take the full hour, but I shall reveal on how God left behind. And another Sahabi found another one of the companions found her and he took her back to Medina.

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When he took a back to Medina, one of the hypocrites had seen her riding on his horse and him taking the horse. So he began to spread a slander that the two of them were involved in. haram deeds together. Now the villa is talking about the wife of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam

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Soon this land that had spread throughout Medina.

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You know, flender is like a fire once it spreads, it just gets out there and keeps going. We see that today, one BBM message goes out slandering someone, and people don't bother to verify it. They just folded and folded and folded until the entire community knows. And if you combined in the Thai community is talking about it. In the meanwhile, it's false. Exact Same thing happened in the past. And so the slander took place. And I shall register and have found yourself in a situation

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where people were talking about about committing sins which you will never which he never even imagined having to come. I knew she was one of the most purest and most innocent of people.

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And this went on for over a month. And the story is very long, you know, she was reduced to tears her parents were reduced to tears The prophets Larson was going through a hard time because remember, this is the Prophet Muhammad, low Sam's wife, you know, and this really put all of them into a very difficult situation. It brought about so much of pain and hardship to all of them. until Allah subhana wa tada revealed the verses in Surah Noor, clarifying her name and reveal the verses clarifying how chastity and in those very verses Allah subhanho wa Taala warned against slander. He warned against slander. And those are the verses of surah Noor

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he says in alesina job is to mean that those who have brought about the slander or a group amongst you let us abou Sharona Campbell who don't think it would be bad for you. It's actually good for you. That's an interesting statement unless you have a handle on made these people have slandered Aisha radiallahu anha of committing the worst of deeds. Unless you've hunted I think the slander is actually good for you. How was it good for Aisha, it was good for Ayesha in that her name is now her name is not mentioned but her status and her purity is mentioned in the Quran. She is the one who is known as the one whose purity has been declared from above the seven heavens by the Creator. What a

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high status she has reached. It's all because of this. This happened with read two verses being revealed defending her honor. Her creator defended her honor. And this is the highest, you know, this is the highest honor a person can have. So I'm not saying it's actually good for her.

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And a lot of other goes on to talk about the punishment of slander, that if you are to slander someone of committing adultery or fornication, and if you do not produce for eyewitnesses, you can be laughed at times.

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What about people today who go out and say this one is sleeping with that person and this one is caught up in that sin? This is slander. This is the same Cindy Ally's talking about you're

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almost 100 goes on to give a warning in Surah Noor and I'm talking about this because it's the same topic of Homer as the person who's landed on Larchmont Allah says in verse 19 of surah Noor discussing the same topic. In the legend a Buddha and the Shia Shi alpha heisha. Villa de la Manu, la Hamas, Abu Ali manfredonia was Akira that those who love to see slandered spread amongst the believers will have a severe punishment in this world and the next. This is a very severe warning Allah subhanaw taala is saying that if you enjoy slander, if you take joy in slandering people, in talking bad about people in spreading rumors about people in forwarding BBM messages slandering

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people in forwarding emails with slander people in phoning and fake slander and gossip of people, if you take joy in this, if you love seeing these things spreading amongst the believers, punishment will be for you, not just in the afterlife, but in this world as well. A double punishment. So this is the evil of slander. We are going to take a short break now when we return we'll continue with the Tafseer of Oklahoma. Assalamu aleikum wa warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Before we went for the break, we spoke about slander and how it affected the life of Ayesha rajala when her and the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. In fact, the Prophet Muhammad Ali some himself had been slandered of

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being a magician and being a madman and wanting power, and all these other things and right till today, even though it has been 1400 years after he passed away. Still, the disbelievers many of them are slandering him of being a pedophile, and of being many other things. The slander against the people of truth does not stop. But think about this historically. It's always been the bad guys who slandered the good guys. So if we are slandering people, where do we fall? If we are the ones being slandered, we are on the same side as Rasulullah slowly salami eyeshadow jolanda but if we're the one slandering people, then we are in the same category as the hypocrites and the disbelievers of

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Makkah, who's landed the profit slowly from in Asia? Which side do we fall into? Are we the good guy to the bad guys? Are we the ones who are

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trying to defend people

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Honor, washing people's honor, what good comes out of slander. There is nothing beneficial even to you, which comes out of slandering another human being.

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I want to mention another story of how slander had almost destroyed the life of one of the greatest scholars of Islam. And this scholar of Islam is none other than Mr. Muhammad urbanismo al Bukhari. Rahim Allah, the author of Sahil Buhari. Today, we all know Sahil Buhari to be amongst the greatest books of all time. In fact, it is regarded amongst us as their greatest book after the Quran. It is a compilation of authentic Hadees

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Hadees which are so authentic that it's regarded as the most important book after the Quran done by chef by Mr. Mohammed Al Bukhari Rahim Allah. But Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah during his lifetime, towards the end of his life, he was not popular. I don't think he even imagined that his book could reach that level of popularity because when he passed away, he was really not popular at all. And it was all because of slander. What had happened. A Mambo Hari Rahim Allah. He had went to one city and it was in that city, a scholar who was jealous of the fame of Mr. McCarney. And so, in that city, Mr. Bahari had made a statement, which was misunderstood and misinterpreted. The scholar and people

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like him began to see that Mr. Mohali, what a Moto Z like a Moto Z like is one of the deviant groups that existed at that time. And they began to spread the slander and rumor throughout the Muslim world until whenever Mr. McCarthy when they were people talking about that he is a Mattila and we get people stopped wanting to study under him and stopped wanting to learn from him. And he found the world turning against him because of one slander, one slander from one jealous person that caused so much problems in the life of Imam Bukhari. The Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah made the dua, Oh Allah, if life is better for me, keep me alive. But if that is better for me, then take my life.

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This is a do I mentioned in the books of Hadith that the prophet of Islam had taught us that do not wish for that. But if you do, then say, Oh Allah, if life is better for me, keep me alive. But if that is better for me, then take my life. So Mr. McCarty made this dua, and shortly thereafter, in this state where people were slandering him and the world seem to have turned against him, except for a few people who are righteous and on the side. In this state, Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah passed away.

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This lander, led to the formation of one of the greatest scholars to ever live, which eventually, you can see in a way led to his death. Standard is not a small thing. And in this story, we see what leads to slander. What causes people to slander, jealousy, Asad.

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Jealousy we spoke about this in Surah Pollock jealousy is amongst the greatest of sins, it destroys people's hearts, it leads us to do things which we would never do otherwise.

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It is this jealousy, which cause people to slander Mr. Bahari when he became famous as Muslims, we want best for everybody. as Muslims, we believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives everybody what they deserve, and you're allowed to handle give somebody else a better Cardenas. Alhamdulillah they deserve it unless 100 against somebody else, more children in US Alhamdulillah they deserve it. If Allah subhanaw taala gave someone a bit of businesses Alhamdulillah they deserve it. We need to look at this world in a way that we want everybody to be successful. The Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has told us law you know arducam tell you hey, boo, Leah, he ma you hibou nuptse

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The Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam has said that none of you truly believe until you love for your brother's, what you love for yourself, and is calling her and explained that this means that you love for everybody what you love for yourself, not just brothers in a male sense. Not just brothers in a Muslim sense. But everybody every human, you love for others what you love for yourself.

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You love Islam, you love Islam to be for others. You love to have nice car, you love other people to have nice cars. Islam is a religion, which teaches us to let go of our selfish desires and to focus on the bigger picture that yes, I want to be successful in both worlds but I want everybody else to be successful as well. Islam is not a religion which promotes selfishness in any way. It is the selfishness which leads to jealousy is this jealousy, which leads to slander and is the slander which leads to the problems we see in the communities today.

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It all starts with the heart. It all starts with our hearts. controlling our hearts helps us to control our tongues and controlling our tongue seeds as for many problems in both worlds

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talking about

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lender, we just doing a Tafseer of one word for the surah Hamada.

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But in the same verse, Allah Subhana it's not just landed that's wrong. It's also lumada backbiting and defaming people, even if it is true, it doesn't matter if it's true, if somebody else is committing a sin, it is not your business to make that public knowledge that is between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala, you as a Muslim brother should advise them in private, talk to them privately and try to help them give up their sin. Nobody has the right to publicize the sin of anybody else. Here today, we see it happening all over on Facebook, on Twitter, on the on the forums on the internet, on BBM on chat groups, on the telephone Wherever we go, people are backbiting You

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know? And there's a saying that

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small people are small minds discuss people, average minds, discuss events and great minds discuss ideas. So we spend all our time only discussing other people and their faults, which category do we fall into?

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backbiting is such a major sin that is Surah hoogenraad. Allah subhanaw taala talks about it. And this is in a you know, the wording used in Surah. hoogenraad is very interesting, but Allah gives us a metaphor. He gives us a metaphor of what

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backbiting is really like, let me read the full verse for you. This is Surah hoogenraad chapter 49 of the Quran verse number 12, which talks about backbiting. Allah hunter says, Yeah, you Hello, Xena. Imani. It's Danny McCarthy Ramadan in Nevada on Islam. Well, that that just says, you

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know, Kumbaya.

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komiya coolala. He Matan. According to more? What the con la de la creme. Oh, you who believe?

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Stay away from thinking bad about others. Because sometimes thinking bad is a sin. And don't spy on others don't look for faults in others, and to not backbite others.

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Do any of you like to eat the flesh of your dead brother? No, you would dislike it. Sophia Allah. Indeed, Allah accepts your repentance and his most merciful. This is a very, very beautiful and interesting verse on backbiting, know that Allah hunter doesn't just say, Don't backbite Allah says, Don't think bad about others. And don't spy on others don't look for faults in others. Why? Because backbiting won't exist. If we only think in good people, if we only think in good people, we have nothing bad to say about them. You see, it's a series of events. First you think bad about someone or maybe that person is involved in see now. Right? So you thinking that I thought my interest in in

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of itself, if you have no evidence, this thought itself becomes a sin. But then you decide to look for evidence. So you go and you pick up the person's cell phone and you start going through cell phone messages, this is a sin, you are going into somebody else's private property and digging to see if he's committed any since this is a sin of itself. This is spying. This is looking for faults in others, it is a sin. Even if this is your own spouse, or your own child or your own parents, it doesn't matter. We don't dig into other people's lives and look to see if they're committing any sense. know if someone is committing a sin secretly between them and Allah. And if they are doing

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it, Allah will expose them. But it's not your job to go and dig into things and look for sins, because it's very easy to misinterpret things. Very, very easy to misinterpret things that you might find a message on your husband's cell phone from a lady. You know, this happened.

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This happened a few years ago, in one of the Arab countries, the woman decided to spy on her husband and dig through the messages on his cell phone. So she opened up the cell phone and she saw a message from a girl saying I left the door open for you. So she lost the head, she phoned that woman and she saw her and she took off with her husband. And finally after she calmed down and really caused so much problems to both the husband and this other lady has been explained to her that this woman works in the same office as her husband. And he was going to finish work late.

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And he was afraid that they're going to lock the doors. So she left the door open for him so that when he finishes his work, the doors will open his door lock lock inside. Right. So I mean, she saw the message out of context and lost her head and cause problem not just for a husband, but for this innocent woman who didn't do anything wrong.

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Why? Because she spied she decided to pry into other people's business. And when you do that, it's fairly easy to misinterpret things. Right? It's very easy to misinterpret things. I mean, you might see a message thing. I'll see you at eight. And you might be thinking wrong thing. Now Meanwhile, you might be a business meeting. It might be something

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You know, permissable that's going on, but you thinking your mind automatically goes to the Haram instead of giving the benefit of the doubt. So, to avoid backbiting this sutra, this verse of hula hula teaches us, the number one always give people the benefit of the doubt, think good of others don't think bad fathers. You know, we've got this mentality amongst us that always thinking bad of the next person. And remember when I was a student, once a principal called me up, and he asked me if I smoke, and I said, No, I've never smoked in my life. And the principal refused to believe that he kept interrogating me saying you must have smoked at least once. Why, why? Why do people think

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like this, why think the worst of others, instead of thinking good of others, that shows the mindset that we have today that we think bad of others, we assume everybody else to be bad, we assume everybody else to be the worst. And when you do that, you start to look for faults in them. And when you find the faults because they are humans, and every human has faults, including you and I, when you do find the faults in others, then you start backbiting about it, because you don't know what else to do with that information. And when you back by it, that leads to disunity. That leads to hatred that leads to resentment that leads to our entire community falling apart, that leads to

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disunity that we see in our community today, with brother and sister not speaking to each other anymore. not speaking to each other anymore. You know, we have parent and child not speaking to each other. We have neighbors who hate each other. We have all these things going on.

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Why? Because we don't control our tongues.

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And we start off with controlling the heart. You see the autoresponder giving the surah he didn't say don't back by he said don't think bad. And if you are thinking bad, don't spy ignore the thoughts don't spy. And if you ended up spying, don't talk about it don't bite, right. It's a series of events. If you stop yourself from the first one from thinking bad, you will not fall into the other two, which is fine and backbiting. So Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us in the surah in this verse of Surah hoogenraad a very important methodology of avoiding backbiting and they also handler gives us a metaphor of how evil backbiting is and he says, Are you Hebrew? I had a Yakuza llama Aki

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he made that Do any of you love to eat the flesh of his dead brother?

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That's what you're doing. That's metaphorically what backbiting is it's chewing the dead flesh of your brother. You are backbiting the word backbiting itself is a metaphorical word that you're biting into the back of someone. You know, you talk good to someone on their face, you talk bad about them behind their back. How many of us are guilty of this, we really need to learn to control our tongues give people the benefit of the doubt, give them the benefit. Maybe they're doing something which you don't understand. Maybe they have a reason for it. Maybe they repented. Maybe you saw them doing something a few months ago, maybe they repented. They change their lives, they

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start thinking good about others. If we start thinking good about others, we will automatically find the good in others. If we are thinking bad about others, we will automatically find the bad in others. So Allah subhanaw taala warns us in the first verse of the surah Wei li li Houma, Sati lomasa destruction and Hellfire will be for the ones who engage in slander and backbiting.

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hamdulillah we spent half an hour discussing the Tafseer of this one verse. So let's move on to the next person shuffler which talks about another major sin which is also very very ripe amongst us today. We Allah subhanaw taala says alizee Gemma Amada, who da da

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da da, da da, the one who gathers his wealth and counts it thinking that his wealth will last forever. inshallah we are going to take a short break, when we return we will do the Tafseer of these two verses Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. We are discussing the Tafseer of Surah homosassa, the chapter of the slanderer and the back biter. And we spent the first half an hour looking at slander and backbiting and why they are so evil and the problems they have quoted our community. We now move on to verse two and three of the surah which discusses a different sin, a sin which is also causing major problems in our community. And that is the sin of miserliness. And being

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greedy for this world. This takes us back to what we spoke about insalata Castle Hakuna Matata castle, that the competition to pile up the things of this world has distracted you.

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Then in this struggle, Panda continues on the same theme and topic seeing alizee Gemma Amato our data that these back biters who gathered the wealth and they counted, you gather your wealth and you count it, yes. And the model, thinking that you're going to last forever. So I'm not talking about a specific mindset. Unless we're talking about people who have made wealth and the things of this world The purpose of their life, they made it the God in their life. In another Hadith, the Prophet slicin motto last week.

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Will the update

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that will and destruction be to the worship of the dyrham? The person who worships money How do you worship money, nobody makes such a to it. That is not the sign off. But when you put weld on the level where you will disobeyed Allah for the sake of wealth, instead of the other way around, you have put wealth above Allah subhanaw taala and meet a God in your life, where you don't care about whether you are obeying a law or not about whether the wealth is halal or haram. about whether the way you are earning it has helado haram the way you are spending it is halal or haram, or the account that you are receiving it in is halal or haram, when you stop worrying about all that. And

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all you worry about is I want more and more and more.

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When that becomes the focus of our lives, then we are the ones being spoken about in the surah. The ones who count their wealth, thinking is going to last forever. Brothers and sisters wealth

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is a gift from Allah,

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it will come into our hands, it will leave our hands. Even if it stays with us. As long as we live, it's going to leave our hands and passed on to our inheritors. The only wealth which stays with us forever is that which we have given in charity for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala because that is not gone. That's invested in the era, you gave money away in charity, you think it's gone, it's not gone. It's there in general as a palace or as a garden or something in general waiting for you to enjoy forever. That is the only world that lasts forever, the world which is given in charity and in and done for solely for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So we think our world is going to last forever. And we're not the first or the only people who have done this in history. Now many others have done this. I mean, we just need to look no for no further than the sooner that we all recite in our, you know, on Juma every Friday, the surah of

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alkaff as we all know, surah Kahf and inshallah I hope Devin you decided to rock up on Fridays we are doing so what translation

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because, you know, the surah has such amazing stories with such powerful lessons. And the one story on the foot on to talk about now which is linked to the someone who is

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thinking his wealth is going to last forever. You know, we talked about someone who thinks he's going to last forever Allah subhanaw taala gives us a perfect example, in Surah a calf now this story as is mentioned in Surah Kahf the scholars have difference of opinion or whether it's a true story or metaphor. But either way, it's mentioned in the Quran. take a lesson from that's what matters that we take the lesson from it. What is the story? Allah subhanaw taala tells us in Surah cup starting in verse 32, what do you blah, blah, blah Giulini giannelli, a hadith imagine that in him in an interview, who have not

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been humara tell them the tale of two men, one who had given to gardens of grapevines, and we surrounded both of them with palm trees in the middle of a cornfield. So blessing is a study of two people. One of these two people had a garden of grape vines with palm trees and cornfields. Right?

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Both of these gardens had fruit, and they never failed to be fruit.

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And because a river to gush forth amongst into all those things that he gave his man, everything that a farmer could want, he had river flowing right through his gardens, he had fruit coming in every year, he had so much relatives, Canada, who tomato color is so heavy, what will you have an extra romaine tomato as an apple, he had so much wealth. And he said to his friend to the other person, when they had an argument, I have more money than you, and I am better than you I am more respectable than you. You see what he said, they seem to rock off. There are men who Allah had given wealth. He told the screen that I have more money than you. So I am more respectable than you. You

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see this mentality, this mentality that we see in the world today, it's not something new Allah spoke about in the Quran, it's always existed, that people who have wealth, think that wealth makes them better than anybody else. Wealth doesn't make you better. Right? It's how you live your life and what you do with it about that can make you a better person. Right? That's what it comes down to having wealth itself. It could make you worse, or it could make you better. It depends on what you do with it. So this man said that I am better than he entered his garden. Allah says what was volleyball enough See, while he was oppressing himself, meaning he was sinful. Allah Subhana Allah

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in the Quran refers to sin as oppressing yourself because that's what you're doing. You're harming yourself and you are sending any sin that you do is going to harm you more than anybody else. So itself oppression and he says

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man as you know, and the be the has he Avada. Listen to what he said, he goes back to what we talking about in Surah, Hamza, he said, I don't think this is ever going to perish. Well, let's think about the people who pile up their wealth that they think their wealth is going to last forever. This is example of someone who thought the exact same thing he said, I don't think this is ever going to perish.

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And I don't think that our will come. He says, look, it is now even more elegant. He says, I don't think that our will come. What do you mean by the hour, the day of judgment, I don't think the Day of Judgment is going to come. And even if I do return to my Lord, I almost certainly find a better place in this. So this man is very arrogant. He's saying that not only do they think that they have what's going to happen, but if the adjustment happens, then you know, I'm still going to have better in that world. Why? deluded by arrogance. So his friend told him call Allah who saw his friend told him while they were disputing you, you disbelieve in the one who created you from dust, then from a

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drop of sperm, and then he made you into a perfect human being.

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He's, he's trying to bring this man back down to he's trying to humble him. I think you reach him, but you dust and sperm, you you nothing. That's what you made from. You wake up, you're not you're not nobody. Every human being is made from the same thing. We are all equal.

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Then he says, As for me, then I he Allah is my Lord, I do not come and check with him in any way.

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In he remains is the other person and he does our two ministers. Why don't you see whenever you enter your garden, that is Allah who has given this to me that is not Hola. Well, he says, Masha Allah La quwata, Illa. Allah that there's no power except of LA.

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He said, Why don't you say this? And this is a reminder to all of us who have Well, why don't we say this, that this wealth is from Allah, Allah has given it to me, and all power belongs to Allah? Do we forget that Allah is the provider? Or do we think that we are the providers, this is a very, very powerful message for all of us.

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Then he wants him. And he says, it may be your Lord will give me something better than what is given you. And sent from you since thunderbolts from heaven that will destroy what you have, or cause the water to sink down,

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or just call it have have differed on whether he was making to work against this man, or whether he was warning him about what might happen. And some scholars say it's both. But basically, he's trying to tell the man that Listen, if you don't repent, if you don't put your mindset right, and realize that what you have is from Allah and humble yourself, can destroy all of this and give me better than it. And we see this happening all the time in the world around us, where someone thinks he's somebody, and they pick up someone who was poor a few few years later, it's the other way around. The poor man has become rich and the rich man has become poor. Wealth does not last forever. Not

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wanting us get into the homeless and surecav wealth does not last forever.

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And so this is exactly what happened. Well, he to be tomorrow he for us about how you can leave a cafe he alama and Takashi Ha. He said his wealth was destroyed.

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And he began to wring his hands about what he had spent on it.

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Why he laid it having fallen on its own roof and he says

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YALI the nilambur stick better be ahead, if only I did not come and check with my Lord. If only I did not ascribe partners to my partner that he ascribed to his thought, his wealth. That's what he did. He described his wealth and his partner whose Lord He raised his wealth to being the God in his life.

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And he had nobody to help him. besides Allah nocatee definiton Allah subhanaw taala in the surah by reminding us listen to the last one, he ends the story by defining us while I'm the Kula houfy opinion Karuna hoomin do Nila omaka Andaman tesira una de como la de la haka

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who nautical wire to de Lisle Huck, who hails awaba acaba, he said that there was no one who can help him against Allah, nor can you help himself. This is the protection of Allah.

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Allah alone protects.

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He is the best to give you reward and as a source of hope. So Allah subhanaw taala is warning in the story, that if we think that our wealth makes us somebody if we think that our wealth is going to last forever, if we think that we are somebody, remember that no one can help you against a law. You can't help yourself against a law. We lie protection is only from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he allegedly

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Remove the protection. We are open to every force in this world that could destroy us. So don't think that your wealth makes you somebody. Don't think that your wealth put you on a pedestal where you can't fall down. No. Anybody can rise, anybody can fall. It's all in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But if we choose to live our lives in a way that is pleasing to Allah, if you choose to pass the test of wealth, because wealth is a test, if we choose to pass the test of wealth, by being humble, and being grateful to Allah for giving us that wealth, and earning it in a hallway and spinning it in a hallway, then we will, you know, have Allah by our side, we will not lose that

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protection. Allah Subhana Allah in this story, he talks about his wilaya is it unethical to lie haka in some other institution? It's what I rely on the protection of Allah.

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He says that protection is only from Allah. protection is only from Allah, I want you to think about that. I want us to think about those of us who think that our wealth helps us to buy protection, and that no one can harm us because we've bought all the security measures possible. protection is only from Allah. Yes, we need to take our precautions. But if you are, this will being alive, we are forgetting about Allah, if you forgetting Allah is the one who provides for us, then that's not going to help us in any way. That all the screen the world does not work without Allah's permission. Allah Subhana Allah is the one who provide security, and that only comes by being obedient to Him.

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So this Torah is a very, very strict warning against three major sins, which are very rife amongst us, and which are destroying our society and causing so much problems for the Muslims

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living in this community. We really need to think about this. And we really need to work together to overcome these problems. We liquid Lumosity lumada. A lady Gemma amarela who? Yes, Sabu anomala. Who

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destruction be to every slander and back biter. Who thinks or who, who gathers up the wealth of this world who gathers up and piles up the wealth and counts it thinking that this wealth is going to last forever. We mentioned stories from different parts of the Quran in our history, backing up why these are so evil sins.

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don't think anything's going to last forever only paradise and hell lasts forever. And our deeds that take us there is what matters.

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And Allah subhanaw taala in the remaining verses of the surah describes towards the Hellfire and the punishment for people who will committee sense the sense of backbiting, slander, and worshipping this world and money. miserliness Allah subhanaw taala that says about such people galala human feel Otama No, he shall be thrown into hautala what is the word huitema if we had to literally translated it means a disaster that crushes you. A disaster which crushes you. It's one of the names of the Hellfire

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in a very descriptive name

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wama door aka mahatama what do you make you realize what what am I trying to explain to us is trying to get us to think that automa is such a severe punishment, it is so strong, that how do we get you to realize just how powerful it is? how strong a punishment is, on lots of others is not a law he called it the fire which Allah has kindled himself. Why Allah mentioned this, because when we light fires, right we when we light fires, we

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you know, we depending on the person and how they do it, and how much fuel they use, the fire will be on different levels of severity. Right. Now, what are the fire, which has been kindled by Allah subhanho wa Taala? How severe will fire be? How strong will that fire be? How dangerous will that fire be so much fun to bring into our attention is him himself was kindled this file and that makes it something which we want to avoid in every way and we know how to avoid it. It's just a matter of making the choice of doing the right thing and staying away from the wrong. It's all about our choices.

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Unless it's a file which Allah himself has kindled. allottee that either which rises above the hearts. The fire is not going to be by people's feeds, it's not going to be only in the flow, it's going to go right up covering people

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in the Masada, it will be closed up upon them, meaning it will surround him from every way. It's not a fire which is going to be below you are just by your feet. It's a fire which surrounds a person, the mid mud in extended pillars, pillars of fire, we can't begin to imagine what the hell fire looks like.

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Just like we can't begin to imagine what paradise looks like, these things are beyond human comprehension. It beyond the comprehension of the human being to understand these forces what we know they experience and we know that Hellfire is so scary that we don't even want to believe in it. We don't even want to accept it you know we scared of it we are scared and terrified of it doesn't make any sense to us then to do the things that lead to it doesn't make any sense for us then to live lives which are headed towards destruction. The theme of these tours are very clear. Last one says all Hakuna Matata competition to pile up the things of this world has distracted you. In the

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next two races in the internal of your hotel. There mankind is headed for destruction and Unix to grow. He mentioned about backbiting as land and and piling up the things of this world again. And then he talks and describes the Hellfire tours. This is all there for a purpose. It's a severe warning to us to wake up before we find ourselves in this category of people.

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Next week, inshallah we'll continue by looking at the top seat of the next euro surah field, which continues on this topic of the paths that lead to destruction, but this time it focuses on a specific historical event, which is evidence of how arrogance, and this worldly nature can lead a person to destruction, the story of the elephant which many of us are familiar with. So inshallah next week we will look at your appeal. In light of this theme which we are discussing the theme of how this competition to pile up the thing of this world has distracted us and is leading to leading us towards destruction.

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With that inshallah we come to the conclusion of today's Tafseer We ask Allah Subhana Allah to help each and every one of us to have pure hearts and to keep our hearts pure from thinking bad about others, and to protect us from looking at faults in others and to protect us from the sins of the tongue. Without doing it ourselves to other people. sinning against us and talking bad about us. We ask Allah to protect us from backbiting and slander from either being the back biters are the slenderness of other people backbiting and slandering us, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to take wealth out of our hearts and to keep it in our hands and use it for good and for the upliftment

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of the world and to make this world a better place. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to help us to understand the Quran and to follow it and to practice it and to make it the guidelines by which we live every step of our lives.

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We ask Allah subhana wa tada to keep us steadfast in understanding and following the Quran. And being from those who he saved from the Hellfire and crunch the highest stages of Paradise is Allah hi Ron, Baka da Juana and hamdulillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh