Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
Jumuah khutbah/talk titled ‘The Sting Of A Tongue’ delivered at the Abu Huraira Center on April 21st, 2017.
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infinity. All praise is due to Allah we praise Him we seek his aid, and we seek for his forgiveness. We seek refuge in Allah from the evils of ourselves and the evil consequences of our own actions. Whomsoever Allah guides, none can lead astray and whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray in and can guide you bear witness, I testify that no one has the right to be worshipped. None has the right to our ultimate love and devotion but Allah subhanho wa Taala alone, who has no partners and I bear witness and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam is his servant and His messenger or you who believe for Allah as he should be food and die not except in a state of
submission and Islam to your Lord. All Mankind be dutiful to Lord who created you from a single person. And from him he created his wife, and from them both he created many men and women, and for Allah for whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kinship. Surely Allah is an all wheelchair over you, are you who believe, keep your duty to allow fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive you your sins. And whoever obeys a law and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. Indeed, indeed, the best words are the words of Allah. And the best guidance is that oh Mohammed Salah Allahu Allahu Allahu wa sallam. And
the worst thing in the religion are the newly invented matters because all the newly invented matters in religion or innovation and better, and every bit is misguidance and it leads to the hellfire.
One day, the great companion, the Allahu anhu approaches the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and he asks him for an advice and he says your follow
Allah's Messenger Tell me of one action one thing that I do that brings me closer to Jenna, and pushes me away from the Hellfire isn't that what we all want?
Very simple, straightforward question.
direct me to something. direct me to something that is gonna bring me closer to paradise and push me away from jahannam from the hellfire.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam responds to him.
And the prophet SAW them realize the enormity of this question. He said look at Santa and
you have asked about something noble and great. You've asked about an enormous affair.
The problem is, is commending this question praising it. Kiss sometimes we beat around the bush, we will ask the right question.
Sometimes our questions are more of a bluff rather than a real approach to the real question or the real concern.
So the process of them says you are you've asked about something that is enormous, something great. We're in a hula,
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And although despite the enormity of this thing, it is easy for the people that Allah makes it easy for them.
Then the prophet SAW Selim explains, he says
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You worship a lot and also you live your life in worship of Allah, in devotion to Allah we explained previously so many times.
It means you live your life in love of Allah. So your whole life becomes a manifestation and a statement of your love for Allah according to the way that came through the prophet sallallahu sallam, and you also live your life in fear of the punishment of Allah. That's what worship means.
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And you pay for your surplus money
through Ramadan. And you first Ramadan.
And you first Ramadan and you perform pilgrimage hedge to the house of Allah, when you are capable to do that, or if you are capable to do that.
Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, Allah, Allah abroad will not tell you have the great doors or avenues to goodness.
So today for us about one thing I want to do one thing and doesn't it's not necessarily one single action, but he was asking about something that is so concise and precise, that he can act upon it and enter Paradise. And that's what the professor gave him. The five pillars of Islam, to use on paradise. That's what you need to do. That's what you need to do. Make sure you remain on top. You worship Allah alone, you avoid all forms of all forms of associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala whether they are major should
clear manifest acts that go against the unity and the oneness of Allah are there are some times you didn't like showing off, like having wrong intentions trying to appease and please people with what you do. And then you establish the five daily prayers. You pay this account when you have surplus money. You first Ramadan
and you perform Hajj. Very simple and easy. Every human being can do this. Any human being can do this, then the profits also realize that because they asked a very intelligent question. The prophets of Salaam wanted to give him a gift more and that's the generosity of the Prophet sauce. And when he sees someone who's keen to learn, whose mind is open, his mind is open. He wants to learn he wants to develop a good perspective on things. He wants insight he wants enlightenment. So he asked the prophet SAW this in more ad. So he wants to add more. He wants to give him extra he wants to give him more gifts. more insights, he says
abroad shall not show you the Greek doors and avenues that lead to goodness. These are the major things or the very simple, easy things that bring about a lot of goodness.
The first thing he said a soul mudgin fasting is a protection shield from the hellfire. Since you asked about how to protect yourself from the Hellfire get closer to paradise, a soul majan fasting is a protection protection from the hellfire. And the person said in another Hadith is a person fasts one day, one day for the sake of Allah, then Allah will distance him from the Hellfire by a distance that requires 70,000 years or 70 years in order to cross so Allah will push him away further from the Hellfire, a formal dinner was further
put the old hobby at your feet only now enough and sadhaka. When a given charity you give away from what you possess, from what you have, even if it's little.
This extinguishes the things and the failure of your own sins just as water extinguishes the fire.
So if you have a lot of sins and we all have a lot of sins, we're all sinners. We all do a lot of things.
On a daily basis, we all grown ourselves, we all have shortcomings, and the sins are just like fire, they burn our heart, they burn our souls, and they burn our future in the hereafter. So in order for you to extinguish that fire that is brought about, by your own sense, each one of us the way to do this is with is with sadaqa sadaqa extinguishes the fire, that we ignite with our own sense.
So Medina was sadaqa to feel unhappy Atacama you mountain.
In the Prophet porcelain says to him,
Emery, what a movie we're gonna watch this anime, shall I not tell you, the person gives structure now Islam some kind of a structure is showing not tell you about the head of the matter which means the heart of the matter, the heart of the matter of Islam, the heart of what really gets you to Allah, the heart of the prayer, the heart of the fast the heart of this occur, the heart of
the heart of your
pilgrimage, and all of these things was the heart of this.
And filling that fill you have the main pillar that keeps everything that holds everything together. And the apex and the climax of all of this, the highest points in it
than the profit or loss of them said about full Emeril Islam, the heart of the matter is Islam submission to Allah that you submit to Allah, there's a sense, there is a feeling a deep feeling deep sense of submission to Allah that you own nothing, that everything is in the hands of a law,
a deep sense that you are nothing And Allah is everything.
Since that you are helpless, and Allah is the Almighty.
That's what submission is. So you hand over your affairs to Allah completely, you feel this kind of reliance, this kind of complete dependence on Allah, and you also submit to Him your will so you don't again go against the instructions of Allah and the guidance of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam you submit we fully and fully why because you trust Allah, and you trust his messengers australium and you recognize your own weakness, your own shortcomings, and your own deficient insight and sight.
So this is the heart of everything that you do. So when you pray when you fast when you're given sadaqa when you perform hajj, when you do whatever you do in Islam, you have to do it in a sense of submission.
That you are the slave of Allah Who is your master.
You have to recognize where you stand in this relationship, not seeing yourself dealing with Allah as Eclipse.
Rather, he is the master and you are the slaves.
Allah and the pillar that holds the whole religion together is a Salah, the prayer,
the prayer itself, in so many Muslim prayer
This is a light matter as long as you're a Muslim, you just Muslim. Yes, you You are a Muslim, if you truly believe in a lot I know it's Allah. But if you do not bring yourself to pray five times for your Creator,
that shows that you Islam is either weak or non existence.
It's so weak and slim that you might not even pass the test of life. So be careful. Because the pillar that holds your religious city that holds your connection to Allah that holds it together, is this ally.
I moved over Salah This is the pillar of Islam.
So for those who don't pray at all, for those who pray occasionally, for those who pray only
for those who only praise it, or they pray on a long weekend, that's what they do. They come for a long weekend. We say to those who have demolished a pillar that holds your Islam together. You have demolished this you put yourself in a very vulnerable position where you might easily lose faith because Allah is the connection between you and Allah.
jihad, and the highest point in Islam is Jihad and Jihad means striving. It means you go against your desires first with desires of difference.
inside you, you, you fight and you beat the enemy within. That's the first level of jihad. And that's why in the early history of Islam, in the first 15 years, Muslims were prohibited from taking up arms. Why? Because if they do not defeat the enemy within, you cannot defend yourself outside, you'll be doing it for a selfish reason. You'll be doing it for your ego, you'll be doing it for nationalism.
And you can't be fighting like this, even if your nationalism is all about the name or the title Islam is because from a Muslim country, because from I'm from a Muslim background, I'm gonna fight for this banner, but I don't feel any thing with a law. I don't pray.
I'm not doing it for the sake of Allah. Allah tells me fight I fight when I'm allowed to hold back, I hold back, when I'm not a lot tells me this is just this, do it, I should do it. It's injustice, obscene away from it, if I'm not, in a state of submission to Allah have not defeated my enemy within. How do I expect to perform real jihad. And this is why when people have not defeated the enemy within, that's what we have been seeing. Muslims are committing atrocious acts in the name of jihad in the name of Islam,
killing innocent people killing children, women, and creating terror around in the name of Islam, demolishing and blemishing the beauty of Islam, in the eyes of everyone to see. And then they are used and manipulated by other parties that are working in the dark and behind the scenes. And they are using these naive Muslims who have gone against the advice and the instructions of the person. They use them to blemish the beauty of Islam, they use them in order to set the Muslims up and make it hard for the Muslims everywhere. They're using them to push people away from Islam.
Because in the last 50 years, huge numbers of people with lots were flocking into Islam.
something needed to be done to stop this. And the best way is to use these naive Muslims in the name of jihad, make them kill innocent people, make them kill children and women kill Muslims and non Muslims in the name of Islam.
And these people themselves are taking concubines taking Muslim women concubines, taking innocent people concubines.
This is completely against Islam. Why? Because these people are not going according to the advice of the president for jihad is to start within to start with him. Because oftentimes, these days and many days, people are fighting for their own ego, fighting for their own sense of nationalism.
not fighting through the sake of Allah this way, the process alone when he was asked that a person fight, and yet an hour of nationalism, a sense of jealousy for his own nationalism. And this could be a country, this could be a culture, this could be an ethnicity, this could be a tribe, it could be a family, and it could be the name of Islam,
just an empty name that has no content behind it.
And that's serious.
And this is why they do what you said I'm here is because when you go against your desires, and your temptations, that shows the level of selflessness, the level of cleaning, inside the level of purity in your soul has reached an apex where you are willing to sacrifice your desire and your temptations, and everything about who you are for the sake of establishing Islam as the truth. Islam when it brings justice, when it brings equality, when it brings love and forgiveness when it brings light to everyone. That's the kind of jihad that we believe in.
But you know what you sent me jihad in the prophets of Salaam, with not paying enough attention to Professor sudden decides to give him the spirit of all of this one thing because he asked as well, for one thing, so the person gave him the system of Islam, but the professor also wants to give them one thing that's going to help him access all of this one thing. And he said Allah,
kadhimiya Jackie Delica show not tell you about one thing that is going to guarantee that you get to all of these, that you master all of these, that you fulfill all of these bureau Academy that you value.
The one thing, the one thing that runs through all of this, the one thing that guarantees that you fulfill all of this, the one thing that's going to lead you to perform and complete all of this and do it well.
Anyone in that position would say absolutely. That's what I'm looking for.
So you can see the the, this is this is the perfect teacher to Prophet sallallahu it was selling them what asked him about one simple thing, get the prop sell him gave him simple things, straightforward things but he couldn't
To the context around it so that your other bridgeable learns very well. And this is why this is, this is one of the most profound that Hadith is reported by Timothy, by the way collected by Armenians is authentic.
So we, as Muslims, we ought to learn from the words of the person and bring them back to life. Don't see them as ancient wisdom.
Don't frame them and hang them on a wall.
Put them in your heart as a way of life. You live according to that on a daily basis. That's what the guidance of Islam is. It's not for you to parrot it and memorize it and teach it to your kids. So they can parrot it. It's a way of life to be implemented, to be translated into a practical human reality. Otherwise, we're not doing what the advice is to do.
hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayidina, Muhammad wa ala alihi, wa sahbihi edomae. All that. So the prophets of Salaam gives another official on that sale, you will cabbie Meenakshi Delica commercial and I'll share with you the heart of the whole method, or the spirit of this whole method, the one thing that you do and will guarantee that everything all of those I mentioned before you'll be able to accomplish them and fulfill them.
That's the bottom line.
So my job is so keen to listen to what's coming next the prophet SAW Selim says, the person holds his tongue.
And he says
he holds his tongue in his saying, he says take care of this. Be careful of this. In another interpretation of the word, cage, this cage this tongue, lock it up.
Somewhere this surprised, surprised he so he thought it was something that you need to do something you need to plan
some of the promises and he says you're a fool Allah,
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Are we going to be held accountable for what we say? For our words?
Because if you count how many words you say, an average man, by the way, an average adult man? Do you know how many words they say on a daily basis?
From 10 to 20,000 words a day? That's an average man from 10 to 20,000. Words, we say as men.
Women say an average 50,000 words.
That's scientific, the scientific research
10,000 20,000 50,000 so much.
Do you check each word before you say?
Do you count your words? Are you aware of your words? Where did this word come from? First of all, is it true?
No, number two, the reason I'm saying this word is a good reason. My intention behind it is a good was a bad?
Is there a Is there a benefit in this word? That's another thing to look at? Is there a benefit in this word? Should I say it? Is there a benefit? If I say it of this? Is there harm? As a consequence of me stating this word?
Do we put this kind of focus this kind of focus when we speak 20,000 words? 50,000 words? Do we check? No, we speak mindlessly. Where's this come out of our mouth. We only realize them after we have spoken them.
he says Be careful with your words. Because before because before you say it, you own it.
You are a master before you say it. You can either release it or keep it You're in charge. But after you have spoken it, you become a slave. You have spoken it has come out so if it has consequences they're gonna come back at you. If good good, if Bad, bad.
So the message in this hotbar is that you see the beauty of Islam as the professor and put it designed it the way he explained it. The main point here is what are we doing with our tongues
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Is there anything he says run through your head? Is there anything? Is there anything that throws people in the Hellfire under faces?
People are thrown into Hellfire upside down their faces first.
Is there anything that throws people into Hellfire with their heads and faces first?
Or some of the commentators in the Hadith they say when the people are taken to the Hellfire, the sinners, the evildoers, the criminals when they are taken to the Hellfire they will be dragged on their faces on the nose. They'll be dragged, the nose will be rubbing rubbing against the ground until they reach the Hellfire, then we'll be thrown the head of the head first. So the person says, Do you think anything throws people into the Hellfire with their faces their faces down? Other than the consequences of their tongues while Yakubu NASA scenario Allah? Allah Allah Karim, Allah Hassan elsina to him, is there anything that throws people into Hellfire, anything other than the
consequences of the tongues?
ridiculing and mocking and making fun
creating dissension and fitna
spreading rumors about people, insulting someone disrespecting someone.
These are things that throw us in the hellfire.
So if you want to achieve Islam, if you want to achieve imagine you want to achieve worship. You cannot, you cannot achieve this without locking up your tank. And being its master.
There's no way around it. That's what the person says. That's me. laghu Daddy kakula Media kodali kakula. We speak ill of people, we judge people.
We arrive at conclusions about people we have evil sufficient. And so we speak about people we spread rumors about people. This is just between two people, we take one side and speaking against the other without knowing the full story without having to be in a situation.
We say bad things we say things without any value without any benefit.
And this time that we enjoy talking, enjoy using and speaking and bring and creating words, these words become a fire that will burn us. And that not only this because when you use your tongue the wrong way, you won't be able to achieve or reach the heart of everything that was mentioned in the Hadith to hate Salah prayer Sokka. Fast had all of this will be taken away. And this is explained by the Hadith of the Prophet Solomon he asked about the companions, he said, Do you know who's dependent this one and Muslims?
This is the one who was no assets, no possessions? No no cash. The prophet SAW Selim said he's the one who comes on the Day of Judgment having done so many good deeds, fasting prayer is occur and so on and so forth. But he has come that he has heard this person it's landed that person lied against this person back bitten back, his back bitten this person, so on and so forth. So these people take from his esa not because he has to pay them back. They take from his good deeds from his good records until they are they evaporate, they finished. Then those things are taken, they're thrown on him and he'll be thrown in the help file. So you can fast and you can do everything.
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