Channel: Mohammed Faqih
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in Islam, and in today's culture, this particular aspect
is very often violated. As a matter of fact, if you look at the 24 hour news cycle, that we are bombarded with or that we keep ourselves engaged with,
or connected to,
you find that this is a serious issue. When it comes to news actually most of what you see and hear and most of what people share has to do with this particular subject tonight in sha Allah tala, we're going to talk about the legal and social ramifications of slander.
And what Islam says about slander.
But in this hotwire, I wanted to just do a quick intro and talk about the importance of this subject. First of all, this stems from the importance of the individual's reputation and honor the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam established the sanctity of one's reputation or or honor the individuals
an honor and reputation may not be as sometimes people can relate to the physical
to the physical properties.
And sometimes we people can even relate to the intellectual properties. But when it comes to this, to this sort of,
you know, the emotional or the the, you know, something that has to do with one's
honor, sometimes people may not be able to measure it or understand it or relate to it, but the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam equates it to the life or the blood, as well as the wealth of the individual. So in a Hadith, the Prophet says, could Luna Muslim, Muslim be how long everything of a Muslim is forbidden for another Muslim? Anything
that a Muslim possesses? Right, is
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions these three areas, he says, demo his blood, meaning life, that individuals blood is sacred. It has sanctity, it's off limits, you can't violate it.
When Malou and his wealth
and everything that is associated to wealth or property, that individuals property and wealth is off limits, you can't violate it.
Wherever you hold, and then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam mentions that error, which may be a very difficult term to translate, but it is it translates into honor or reputation,
right? That individuals reputation or honor, it is as sacred as that individual's life or blood as well as their wealth.
And one cannot sit violated.
One cannot say anything about that individual that could put their reputation or their
honor at risk or their credibility.
So you can't defame someone you can't slander someone. You can't spread rumors about someone.
Right? You can't take any part in any of this. It is off limits is how long
And it's a serious
Sin in Islam is a serious sin the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and another Hadith he breaks down he says, No Muslim should you as a Muslim as a believer, you shouldn't do 123. And then he mentioned, and most of it has to do with injuring that individual or hurting that individual's reputation or honor. Not only
does Islam say that this one's honor, his his, and credibility and reputation is sacred. But it's also says
that you can do anything that might put it at risk.
Right? So for instance, we are forbidden from
spreading everything that we hear, spreading rumors, passing on things, sometimes people say things like, Yeah, I don't believe it. But it's being said, I'm just sharing. FYI.
You can do that. cafe Bill Murray, Eastman, oh, Kevin, and you had this ibiquity message. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said is enough of a sin or is enough to be considered a lie. on your part.
sharing everything that you hear when you share it, you're saying I am not the source of this. I didn't make this up. I'm just saying. And sometimes people say, Well, people say, I just did it, right. People say, oh, some people say,
right. They're not. They're not saying I'm saying this, or I believe it just people are saying insinuating and suggesting that there is somewhat of a legitimacy or that there is right, some weight to this.
As a matter of fact,
in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that when we receive something, right,
when someone shares something with us,
that concerns us, if it doesn't concern us, we shouldn't even like worry about it. But if it concerns you, then Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says, Factiva, you know, or if I just have to confess, you
know, you're supposed to verify investigate the information, you can't just say, Well, you know, so and so told me, You can't believe everything. You shouldn't believe everything you're supposed to investigate, given that this matter concerns you. But if it doesn't concern you, actually we have another instruction given to us by the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam which is
avoided mean person is the minimum he Taku melayani if it doesn't concern you, then leave it alone. Don't even bother, why clutter your mind? Why poison your heart? Right?
Why, you know,
you know, why ruin your soul?
so one is supposed to verify also lots of Hamlet Allah for beta two, you know, Allah Subhana Allah for business in the end
from acting upon suspicion, to begin with, you shouldn't have shouldn't be suspicious of people shouldn't have suspicion but if you do, you're not supposed to act upon it. Allah Subhana Allah in the Quran says yeah, you have nothing in common. Oh, you believe it just enable Kathy or Amina one, avoid much suspicion. Right?
Then Allah Subhana, Allah says when it just says through and spy not on one another, you shouldn't spy. Right? So you should avoid suspicion as much as you can. But if it happens, and you start having suspicion in your heart against someone, then make sure that that that you do not go out of your way trying to investigate and verify and all that and trying to spy on them.
You're not law enforcement. That is that is not part of your job.
So and then
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we find that slander is not compatible with belief. It's not from the practices and from the
actions and from the deeds of the believers. As a matter of fact, it's one of the distinct one of the qualities and the traits of hypocrites
is that they slander that they spread rumors and that they mock.
That is from the actions of the of the hypocrites. true believers don't engage in a slander the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in this Hadith, I can tell you this hadith really scares me. Something that we need to take seriously the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
One time he gave gave a speech and he was very, very, very passionate and a very impassioned to speech. You know, he was very loud he wanted to deliver the message to as many people as he can people outside the mosque in the neighboring homes of the message of the Prophet were able to hear him sallallahu alayhi wasallam
and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam in that speech he said yeah Mashallah man I am and I believe Cerny, he would have your elbow
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We need to listen to this before we spread anything before we share anything before we forward anything, before we post anything before we cut and paste.
Before we comment before we like
before we laugh at something, and before we post any emoji, right? We need to be very careful.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and this horrible, he said, Oh, who are you who profess all who believed with their tongue, they claim to be believers, but their hearts have not believed.
Or you who say you have believed with your tones, but your hearts have not believed.
do not slander Muslims.
Do not backbite true believers.
And do not spies on them and investigate or go after their faults and their secrets.
What they do behind closed doors is their business. What they do in the privacy of their own domains is their business is between them and God.
And if God gives them a chance to repent, and redeem themselves, and ask him for forgiveness that's between them and Allah subhanho wa Taala.
don't invade people's private people's privacy's
and try to find out what they have done with the intention of spreading it and sharing it with other people.
He said, One who is curious for the secrets affairs of his brothers and sisters, he who follows and goes after the false and the secrets of other individuals, God will go after his faults. And whoever God goes after will be exposed and destroyed. Allah subhanaw taala will expose him even if he's hidden, even if he's hiding in his own in the middle of his own house, Allah subhanaw taala will reveal his secrets. And somehow I can tell you just from the very short
experience that I have this right, I have seen this happen.
I have seen this happen.
We all have faults. We all have, you know make mistakes, we all commit sins. We're all flawed. We all have
a male awesome hat that protects us and preserves. Men loss of habitat protects us and preserves one of the beautiful names and attributes of Allah is a
loss of habitat is the one that provides provides cover.
So if a loss of habitat exposes everything that we have done in the past, things that we do, thoughts and ideas that we have
feelings that we keep on working, we can see in our hearts,
many, many of us will not be able to get along with one another.
But Allah subhanaw taala covers it conceals it. So Hannah with that.
So we are not to make of ourselves judges who go after people by the way, in Islamic Islamic system, even a judge doesn't have that.
The authority, even a judge cannot go and do investigative work and go and he himself as a matter of fact,
in Islam, a judge is not even supposed to rule based on his own knowledge.
And based on his own information that he collects through through personal, personal relationship that he has with people. In other words, if you are a judge in an Islamic Islamic justice system, if you're a judge, and your neighbor comes is brought to you
In a case, right, and let's say you know that your neighbor does certain things,
you know, commit certain violation and someone presses charges against that individual. And you know for that, you know that that is true actually, because you yourself have witnessed it because you've seen it right. You can act based on that.
You can only act based on you can only rule based on the evidence that is brought before you.
And if you feel that there may be a conflict, because of the relationship that you have, or because of the connection that you have, you have to you're ethically required to recuse yourself from the case. You cannot preside over this case.
Because we have to be impartial and you have to judge and rule based on the evidence
and not based on your feelings or your own personal you know, grudge or whatever you may have against this individual. You have to be impartial.
I ask Allah subhanaw taala to make you and I have those who listen and follow the vessel for they listen to Apollo head of cola, cola Holly welcome
Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam O Allah Abadi living in a Stata.
in a hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in and out of the river, the worst type of river, you know what the river is the worst, the worst type of usury is still politeama if el de la is for somebody to take advantage and to go out of their way, and dig into the honor and the reputation of a person of another person.
It's worse than the river is worse than consuming interest
and consuming usury.
In them in our river. The worst form of it is the law that will not feel the
honor is sacred. And there are certain types of
there is you know, there are different types of slander. There are certain types of slander there that have severe punishment,
and Islam tonight inshallah we'll going to be talking about that. But keep in mind that
if a person commits a sin if two individuals commit a sin, one of them committed a sin between their privacy and their own privacy, that's a major sin.
Think of anything, the worst thing that you can imagine is between them and the last panel with
another individual did not commit that sin, but they spread that sin.
They actually went and exposed this person and they said this person did such and such and such and such.
If the to turn to a loss of Hannah with adequate forgiveness,
right, the person that committed the sin will be forgiven.
The person that has spread the sin will not be forgiven, unless the individual that that they violated forgives them.
Allow not forgiving.
I'm telling you this, from what I was just reading, as one of the scholars said, this is worse than the other he said because this one, a lot may forgive because between you and Allah subhanaw taala. You drank,
you drank. You're not supposed to drink alcohol. And then you ask Allah for forgiveness.
I will forgive you, the individual that saw you do that. And then they went in, they posted it or they took a video of it or they went and told people Oh my God, this person I saw this person do such and such and right and slandered this individual. This individual regretted that and they're asking Allah for forgiveness, Allah will only forgive them if the other person the person that they violated the person that they they they spoke about
this is why it's something that we should stay away from
and avoid by any means.
I asked Allah subhanaw taala and and by the way, just just just it's it's better for us to be preoccupied with our own pulse
and work on them as opposed to having to worry about what other people are doing.
So please join us tonight in sha Allah tala. For that IOC stress relief class is every Sunday three to four. Stress Management is stress relief was my original hotbar. But I decided that to talk about this to just kind of release some of the stress
I have, because unfortunately, we live again in a time where people don't see any issue with this. And they people see things that they're actually
when they engage in spreading rumors that they're not doing anything of, you know, because they're not the source of it anyways. But they're just sharing things, you are participating, you're an active participant in this, right? And by the way, if if there is a setting, whether it's a gathering, or whether it's a whatsapp group, where something like this is being shared, someone is being is being slandered in Islam, you're supposed to defend them. And if you don't defend them, then you can't be part of that conversation. You have to excuse yourself, otherwise, you're, you're you're as guilty as the person spreading it.
So you have two options. Either you stay and you defend the honor of the person and this morning after federal we shared in the Hadith, that whoever defends the honor of a believer Allah will defend him and protect him from hellfire.
Right, either you defend the honor of that individual or you step out of this conversation. You walk out of it, and you don't take part of this conversation.
So join us in sha Allah and also this Sunday in sha Allah Quranic reflection will be from Surah two pujara very important sutra that talks about many of these issues that we discuss, inshallah with Dr. For Han Aziz, who will be given the second hotspot today inshallah, so join us this Sunday inshallah. hota Allah for the morning reflections after fudger followed by breakfast robina Taco Bell Mina in the canta semiological to Ballina in the candidate to level Rahim along with Anissa lokomotiva Matic was mmm theoretical celebrity michelis well anytime equally better one for several Jana Wanda jasmine and now Eva de la in a lot more graduate so anyway he tell you the way and
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