Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2009
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah who Allah Allah He was happy when when he said a Buddha who obeyed. All praise is due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us. Indeed it brings a smile upon the face to see faces that are smiling as well. So Alhamdulillah we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant us this smile in the dunya as well as in the
honor the rule ama beloved brothers and sisters and dear listeners, we need to constantly make a dua to Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst the best to our spouses and family members. Because the litmus test if you want to test how good a person you are, you need to ask yourself one question, what do my family members think of me? That's it in terms of character and conduct, you would have the answer in terms of the closeness to the almighty you would have the answer. If they are reasonable people who are Muslims, there would be no reason why they would hate you or dislike you or be uncomfortable in your presence. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us assets to our wives,
to our husbands in the case of the women, to our children, to our parents, to our in laws, to our families, to our communities. inshallah.
The topic I have chosen today is not connected to the family. The topic is connected to falsehood and lies. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from falsehood and lies. If you notice, and I have been noticing it for the first time in my life, we always knew the Quran was a miracle. But it is amazing that every topic you pick up is covered from almost every angle you can think of in the Quran in one way or another. That is the miracle of Allah subhanho wa Taala Subhana Allah. This is why the Quran is the miracle of this oma and Allah subhanho wa Taala has given it to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and has challenged entire creation, to even come up with something close
to the Quran. If only realize the power of this book. Let's take a look at how systematically the Quran has discussed falsehood and lies. May Allah protect us from falsehood and lies? Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how big the sin of lying is. In Surah tilka Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about a certain lie that inshallah we will mention a little bit later in this talk. Then Allah says, Cabo Let's get him I
he poo Luna in kariba. Allah says what a big statement has come out of their mouths. What a dangerous statement. How serious is the statement that has come out of their mouth, they are indeed uttering falsehood May Allah protect us from falsehood. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that it is a sickness lies is a sickness, and it will continue to grow if it is not clipped and nipped in the bud. If a person does not repent and leave the bad way and habit of lying and being false, then Allah says it will continue and it will become a disease in the heart, it will be impossible for a person not to live at a certain stage. And this Allah subhanho wa Taala makes
mention of in Surah Al Baqarah. But before we speak of that, let me inform you that a person becomes enslaved by lies. When someone utters a lie, they become a slave of that lie. And then they become shackled in the lie, and they don't know whether to move right or left, they are cornered, and they've got to lie 1,000,001 times in order to come out of that one life. So panela and for this reason, it is important that we free ourselves from lies because truthfulness is what will save you to be honest and to be truthful is what will save you in the dunya as well as in the era and is what will save myself as well. Allah subhanho wa Taala says fee Koto
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May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from lies. Then Allah says subhanho wa Taala that when a person lies a liar has certain qualities. What are some of the qualities of a liar? The first thing they always
Swear big oath when they are telling you some small information law aka, I swear I'm telling you I can touch the Quran for you I can do this for you. Allah He Billa he Tama he they will tell you I swear by a ma I swear by this and by that and yet they are lying to me Allah protect us. One who is truthful does not need to say that everyone will know this man is truthful if he tells you there is a fire there. He's gonna say you know what, there's a fire on that site. The world will listen and the world will already take it as an instruction May Allah protect us. But when a man cries wolf wolf every time the day there is a real rule, nobody will come to ease assistance. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala never make us from those who live. So Elia, one of the signs is they swear by Allah and still be alive. Listen to what Allah Subhana Allah says in Surah
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La Jolla shadow in la caja de boon Allah says they will take a customer they will swear an oath that if we could we would do this and we will do that. But Allah knows that they are liars May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those in Surah Al Majid Allah, the prophet Allah Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of a certain incident. And then he speaks about those who lied in the dunya and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, wisely funa lol KDB omya Allah moon when they are lying, they will actually swear an oath knowing that they are lying. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us that is a big crime. Imagine to use the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala in order to tell a lie. If a person
really wanted to tell a lie, which is very bad even without using the name of the Creator, the minimum is they shouldn't use the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that lies is a form of hypocrisy. And if a person does not repent and leave lies, it will become hypocrisy that will be continuous in all other deals. Why is lies hypocrisy because the interpretation of hypocrisy and nifa in Islam is evolved malaise uphill battle, to show apparently that which is not inside, so that's a lie. The person's entire existence would be a lie. That's a hypocrite. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that because certain group of people had lied, Allah says
we wrote against their names and in their hearts hypocrisy until the AMA and we will not guide them for aka Boniva.
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li boo. Allah says because of two things, we have written hypocrisy on their hearts. One is they broke the promise they made with Allah and the other is the life so because of their lies, and because of them breaking their promise with Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have now declared them from amongst the hypocrites. Do you know what the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, we're in Nava Jolla laya caribou.
obeying the law he can.
A person who lies will continue lying until he is written in the registers of Allah subhanho wa Taala as a liar. Imagine my name your name, we would like to be known as the truth school. We would not like to be known as liars. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us even from the simplest of lies.
The Quran speaks about how some people can lie to those who they love. Some people will lie to their fathers to their parents to their family members. In surah Yusuf Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the children of yaku Bala Salaam Jacob May peace be upon him lied about Yusuf and Joseph May peace be upon him.
kariba Allah says they came with false blood on the shirts of use of Allah His solemn to show the father and they had false tears wotja o.
Qu they came literally crying to the Father at night and they said oh Father, we went racing and you we did this and Yousuf was eaten by a wolf and so on. What a joke what a laugh What a lie. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And from that sutra, we learned something great. We learned that if a parent is a pious, humble, noble person, they will have an automatic feeling that my son is lying. It's natural. You can tell when your children are lying. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to do
So But before that, May He grant our children protection from lies.
Because there's no point in making a DA Yama let us be able to tell when our children are lying. You rather start from the beginning and say Allah let our children not be from amongst the liars. Love Akbar. So why do people lie? That question is also answered in the prompt. Why do people tell a lie in order to show that they are superior than others? That is one of the reasons in order to show that they are better. So panela a young boy comes to you. And he races around the corner entering the masjid and you look at his car, nice Ferrari. And he comes out like he's the best person on earth. And he tells you I drove to Joburg in two hours.
You know, naturally this man is lying. He is telling you a lie. Why is he lying? He wants to show you I'm the best driver. And there's no one who can compete with me no ways. You know, they were almost 29 speed traps. But I've got a gadget that actually makes those people blind. Allah protect us. Now you know, this person just wants to show that he is superior. It is this type of a lie that will destroy you. Why do you want to lie? Just remain where Allah put you tell them look, it's a Lamborghini, but I'm not so sure how to drive it, be honest. Then inshallah I can help you.
We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala really to grant us protection. And we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to open the doors of truthfulness for us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In Surah tonale what else we flew alsina to hormonal kariba. Allah homeowner who's in a certain category of people who lie, Allah says they are lying, and they continue lying with their tongues, their tongues describe that which is lies, in order for them to have the goodness for themselves. So people need to lie. You know, someone asks you What's your salary? So you say, look, it's none of your business. That's a good answer, instead of saying, in some way in the hundreds of 1000s Well, if that's the case, then
give us some charity May Allah projectors, so this is something we need to realize. Let's not lie, tell the truth. Be honest. the mercy of Allah will descend upon you. Nowadays we suffer a lot. And sometimes we don't realize that some of the reasons of our suffering is because we continue telling lies, we spread lies, and we don't realize we engaged in so many sins, the Quran reminds us of so many things. May Allah make us from those who can take heed. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says when it comes to liars, and those who engage in falsehood, those who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, they love to listen to lies as well. So you sit around the Bri and Mashallah,
everybody is lying, you add to the lies and they come and they lie and you love to listen to it. Oh, that men Mashallah, that's great news. And you know, it makes you excited. It's been a really, it's nothing. Why must you get happy when others are lying? And this is very, very important information. If a person gets excited with the lies of someone else, they themselves have a problem of lying as well. Because if a person does not like to lie at all, naturally, when someone says a lie, they will feel a distance between themselves and that person, because they No, no, this person is not good company. And this is why also the Quran discusses the issue of abstaining from the company of a
liar. Because when the when we are resurrected, we will resurrect we will be resurrected with those who we used to be with in this world, and those whom we used to love to be in the company of we don't want to be resurrected with the liars on the day of the AMA, when they are battling with Allah subhanho wa Taala we standing right next to them as guilty as they are, we don't want that to happen. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So Allah says in Surah, ADA, some nanika Db such people they love to listen to lies. Then Allah says, Why? What makes a person love to listen to lies and to lie. Sometimes there is something wrong in their spirituality. And where does a person's
spirituality go wrong? It can go wrong for many places when they have really when they have become a burden on their own family members. It can destroy their spirituality. When they are an unacceptable and Islamic burden. It can become a problem. And Allah says when they are eating Haram, it also results in the same drop of spirituality and they become liars. Some
KDB calluna nissa T the Quran says they eat haram means Haram. So these people love to listen to lies and they love to continue eating haram May Allah grant us the ability to distinguish between what is right and wrong and protect us from haram sustenance, protect us from that which will earn the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how Allah will continue changing his story. Look at the angles from which the Quran has discussed this. Who would have ever guessed that the Quran has so much depth on every topic that we want to pick up. The Quran says a person who's a liar
He will change his story and he will change the truth from where it is in order to suit him and in order to suit his whims and fancies. Look what Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Merida, you have an uncanny Mommy, Daddy, my well being and here Allah is speaking of the liars, it is the same this wherein Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the liars. Remember when we are discussing these topics every night, I have only picked up the topics where the word connected to the topic is made mention of in the Quran. Those are the only verses I am picking up. So I'm not picking up other verses if you haven't heard the word in the portion of the verse we've read, you should know it's
slightly before it was slightly after it's sometimes it's a bit too long to mention the whole verse. But the point is what we are trying to drive home. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a deep understanding. May He make us from those who can appreciate the fact that we are from the oma and the nation of this Koran. What a blessing nation. What a blessing book, what a miracle, I promise you, if the Jews and the Christians and the non Muslims had to know the blessings of the depth of the Quran, they would fight us in order to get to that particular book. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all guidance and Grantham guidance as well. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks then about
how a person who is a liar
will get caught at some stage. They will get caught you know, they will change their story come to you change the story, when they asked again is a little bit of a change in the story. When they asked that there will be another change in the story. a liar will get caught if not today, tomorrow. And when a person lies the Quran says that they have a certain shackle on them. They are tied now. They will never taste happiness until they unshackled themselves from that particular life. Therefore it is my duty and yours to stop lying and to encourage others to be truthful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us truthfulness so Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Yusuf
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me, when that minister happened to see that the shirt of use of Allah is Salam was torn from behind. He looked at the women and he said, No, you people are at fault. You are the liars, he knew they were the liars. Why? Because there was a same to prove the liars. May Allah protect us and this is why later on in the same surah Yusuf alayhi salatu was Salam had a chance to clarify his name. And they happen to to say that we were the ones who had tried to lure the innocent men, Yusuf was actually innocent. And this is mentioned in the same surah then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks to us. And he addresses us in many different ways. Telling us when someone says something, do not
accuse them of lying until you test them and you know that they are telling a lie, because then you also become a liar. You want to accuse innocent people of lies that itself is false. It is accusation which is even worse. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Look at what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In surah enamel. When Sulaiman Alayhi Salam saw the Hood Hood or the hoopoe bird. And the hoopoe bird came with some news and said, I've seen a certain lady who is worshipping the sun and so on, and she has great kingdom and what have you. He didn't say you're a liar, but he doubted the story a little bit. So he said, Colorado so Dakota and Tommy Anelka dB. Have Biggie Tabby had
I'm going to test you to see whether you are telling the truth or whether you are lying, we will find out just now. Take this letter of mine and go and give it to her. And then see what happens. Now if he was lying if the bed was lying, naturally, it wouldn't be able to come back. But the bed was telling the truth and the letter got there. So Angela. So when your child comes back from school telling you a BS story, you can test that before you actually say my son is a liar. And at the same time, if it is a story too big to digest, you need to remember just verified before you actually believe it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection. I see the young boys are looking at
me. Like I've said something very bad. No, it's just an example of a child. But this can happen when the adults also give you news in a bigger way because you wouldn't expect them to lie. And I think the bigger disease and the bigger disaster is when big people lie when old people lie when very old people like
me Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from
falsehood and mayhem make us from amongst those who are truthful at all times. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then says in Surah, two and Kabuto, that Allah Himself is going to test every single one of us, every single one of us, whether we are truthful or whether we are liars. Listen to what he says in the opening verses of surah Lanka Buddha, Allah Subhana, Allah Allah says,
Allah lemon kvb indeed we have tested all those before. And Allah is going to test every single one of us in order to know who is truthful, and who are liars regarding their belief in Allah, isn't it every one of us declares that there is none worthy of worship besides Allah subhanho wa Taala and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final messenger. Do we just say by our tongues? Or do we believe it? Allah says we are going to test you to see if you are liars, or to see if you are truthful. May we be from amongst those whom when we are tested, we come out with flying colors of truthfulness. And may Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from falsehood. Then Allah subhanho wa
Taala speaks about the fact that a liar the punishment of a liar will be saved to the liar himself. If someone comes to you with lies, then that particular lies will harm whom it will harm them in terms of sin. But if we go ahead and believe that lie, then naturally we will also be affected, depending on what type of news and information it is. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah, that there was a man who accepted Islam from the family of Iran. And he told his people, he said, Look,
this man is coming with news. If he is telling you the truth, then punishment will overtake you. And if he is lying, his lies will overtake him, and it will be a means of his own destruction, or a coup kariba find a cannibal. If he is telling a lie, then the lie will return to Him as a sin and not to every one of us. But listen to what he is saying at least May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the opportunity to listen to the good message and to take him so Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks of another quality of liars, Allah protect us, Allah He is so true. Elia thinks that everyone else is also a liar. It's a fact. Why, because when you come up with news, if someone tells you look, I made
it to Johannesburg in two hours, okay, you know, it's a lie. Unless it's obviously by aircraft. And then you end up telling them Well, you know what, I made it in 10 hours, they still think you lie. May Allah protect us or
they still think you lying? Because they lied. So a person who has that guilt will always feel that others are similar, so they will suffer. Because really, it is a disease. When someone lies what happens the Koran tells us that they think everyone else is a liar because they cannot distinguish between what is right and wrong anymore. They've lost the power to do that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from lies. This is the disease and this is why there is a hadith where the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked a few questions that whether a Muslim commits this sin and that sin and he said, Look, maybe this and maybe that's in the Muslim can repent for this one. And
for that one, then he was asked does a Muslim lie? And he says, meenakari a true believer never ever lies. There's no reason for you to lie. Why do you want to lie? Well, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from falsehood in lies.
So Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah, good about the liars, or man Allah kumala in
dB when the messages came to them, the liars, they looked at the messages and said, there is no virtue for you above us. We think you people are liars, because they themselves were liars. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that the messenger has told them no lie Sallam told his people who told him that he was a liar. He told him solfatara monami t.
z woman who waka Deeb Hang on, wait, we shall see who is the liar here, and whom the punishment will come upon. And voila, he the punishment came upon them. And at that time, it was too late. They were overtaken by a flood and every single one of them was destroyed. May Allah never ever do that to us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about another quality of the liars.
The liars they love to disunite the what is known as Juma al muslimeen. The liars they love to dis unite the Muslim community and they will swear to you that they intend goodness listen to what the Quran says about certain people who decided to build a Masjid right next to Mr. Cooper.
In order to split the community, the reason for building that Masjid was in order to divide the Muslims and destroy them. And then they went out and they made oaths and promises that no Allah he intended goodness, listen to what Allah says about him. While levena de facto mesquida Oh,
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La Jolla shadow in caribou. Allah says there was a group of people who were liars. And they came out and they built another Masjid in order to destroy the Muslims and they started swearing oaths, saying that we'll law here our intentions are noble. We just wanted convenience for the elderly and for those who can't make it, then Allah says, Allah knows that they are liars. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection. So now there is something very dangerous. I told you moments ago about the wolf.
If a man and you I'm sure you all know the story of the wolf, where the shepherd called out just to test the people to say wolf Wolf and everybody came, but there was no Wolf and he says, Look, I was just testing you. Next time. He said, who all the people came. No, I was just testing you. You're a good community. The third time the wolf came finished. When he said wolf Wolf, nobody came, they thought he's just testing us. And then the wolf ate all his sheep. And this is what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In the Quran, Allah says you must never accept the witness of a liar, a person whom it has been proven that they've lied. If you are to accept their witness, you are always going to be
in the wrong direction. And you may be led astray. Someone has lied to you so many times, or they've lied to you even once a serious life. Can you believe them again, there's only one condition. They need to repent openly. They need to declare the repentance to the one whom they've lied to look, I'm sorry, I lied to you. And May Allah forgive me, then you can accept their statement again because now they are showing remorse. They've changed their ways and habits. May Allah subhanho wa Taala help us change our bad ways and habits. This is the month of Ramadan. It's not impossible. It's not impossible to change our ways in habits but as we are exiting the month of Ramadan, there's one
thing we need to remember and I might say this a few times in this month of Ramadan
when we are closing down our computer or when we are switching off, if we forget to save the changes what happens our document is gone. We might have suffered preparing something so big but we did not save changes. What happens with us as a Muslim oma. We come out of the month of Ramadan without saving changes. So we get back to where we were before Ramadan, we start all over again. So inshallah this time we need to save all the changes. inshallah, remember, before you switch off, save your changes, you know how irritating it is when the power cuts, and suddenly the computers gone and everything is gone. And you look at yourself and you say, you know what I heard about the
UPS, uninterrupted power supply. Why didn't I get that? Well, we need spiritual, uninterrupted power law. And it's something really that we need to think about. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how their witness must never be accepted unless they accept unless they repent. And Allah says in Surah, Walla
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Allah says, Don't ever accept their witness, they are from amongst the liars, unless they have repented to Allah who Indeed Allah is most forgiving, Most Merciful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us from his mercy and forgive all our sins. Then Allah says, who is a liar, a person who now lies serious lies. When we say serious lies we talking of where another human being is involved. All lies are serious, but some of them are more serious. Why do we say more serious? When a person lies a little white lie? It's a serious lie in Islam as a good Muslim, you shouldn't be doing that. But if you involve the third party, spreading accusation, rumor, spreading falsehood about someone else.
Allah cannot forgive you until that person forgives you. So it's a much more serious life. You need to go to them and say, listen, brother, I spread lies about you. Until and unless you don't do that. There's no ways you're going to be forgiven. You know, I know of some people who've shown
A book written by some scholars, and they say, here's the dua that you must make if you keep on reading it. Then if you've engaged in backbiting or rumor or slander about someone else, Allah will forgive you. I told him listen, Brother, listen, sister, you know what? That is nonsense. There is nothing like that. There is nothing at all like that. To say you can just leave the door. After slandering people, you open the book and say, Hi, let me read the dry. If that was the case, we would all be slandering everyone every day spreading rumors and lies about everyone then at night, quickly, take the book from under the pillow read it, and you spiritually cleanse then go and sleep.
Islam is not a joke. It's a way of life that has no loopholes. Not even one loophole. If you have wronged someone, you will pay for it, unless they have forgiven you may Allah subhanho wa Taala forgive us all. And this is why it is important that we seek forgiveness from people sometimes we don't even realize how we've wronged people. But let us not be so small minded that we hold against others, even things that they haven't done really, sometimes people are so small minded. A person couldn't greet them because they didn't see them on the road. And they stopped talking to this person for one year. Why that day, you didn't greet me, but I didn't see you.
Or maybe I did but I was so busy. Maybe I wave but you didn't see my hand. Love a kebab. So sometimes we become so petty that we begin to hate others for reasons that are not even worth mentioning. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from the devil and from shavon. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, a person who lies is a person who does not really have proper human, there is something wrong with that human because what is he man? He man is the belief in the heart that you are going to be answerable completely to Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of the AMA, that's part of our Eman. So if a person is lying, they forgotten that they are going to return to Allah. This is
why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah, two
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Allah eco Monica de veau definitely those who lie They are the ones who don't believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. They don't have Eman. They don't believe in the life after death. Allah says they are the liars. And Allah subhanho wa Taala continues, saying Casali Can you Hakuna de Nakano, big La Jolla Haiku in Surah GFI, he says it is those who deny our verses in science, who live May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from lies. Another very important issue that is discussed in the Quran is that sometimes the liars they lie about pious people, they lie about good people, they lie about prophets who are innocent of what these people are uttering and the lies and Allah says they will
definitely be punished because of what they are uttering. If any one of us happens to lie about one of the olema or happens to make the life of a friend of Allah difficult. There is no ways that our life will continue to remain in ease. Allah will create difficulty for us. Because if I if myself or yourselves, have to create difficulty for a friend of Allah subhanho wa Taala Do you think that creator is going to sit back and relax? Immediately you will start feeling turbulence in your life, you will feel the lack of contentment. You will feel your boat rock the way forward is to go back to that person and seek forgiveness to say look, I wronged you and really, I seek forgiveness. My life
has been a mess ever since I did what I did. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
So Allah says about Sharia law and high in Surah to know that she was accused she was accused of committing adultery. And this is why whenever you hear a rumor of someone going out with someone or someone having an affair with someone, be very very careful. The Quran tells us a true Muslim and the true moment won't even get involved. It does not concern you unless obviously it is your daughter or your wife or your mother May Allah protect all of our offspring and family members. But it is not concern you make do out for them. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the true believers and he says
Lola is Sameera tomo, Maya kulana an ethical dilemma. beha Sudha Hannukah Abu Dhabi, when you hear such an accusation, and the true believers, what do they do or what should they have done? They should be from amongst those who say nay we don't even want to talk about this. It's a big lie and the fabrication May Allah protect us all. That's a sign of a man. So when you hear this gossip and that gossip Be careful because do you know what Allah says? If you have spoilt your tongue by gossip
slander and false accusation and falsehood and lies. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, legally Marie
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Bonami. Allah says every single one of them who had spread the falsehoods shall taste the punishment, they will have a portion of the punishment and the one who created the falsehood will have a huge torment. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from false.
This is the age of gossip. Believe me We are suffering across the globe, a disease especially amongst the Muslims of gossip. We used to think it was only amongst the women but sadly, the men have become bigger professionals in gossip. We love to listen to stories, and we love to spread rumors about others and we will phone people and we will just find out what's the latest news about Batman and this woman and what happened here and they and we will make use of our tell come minutes. I spoke about them a few days ago. 59 whole minutes they say if you have a certain pack, if you have a certain package 59 minutes you speak for free, please don't go and find out what's that package.
It won't help you. A telephone is a tool which I myself and yourselves should be using when it is needed. It's not just there to waste time. Allah it is a tool that we need to use a lie is going to ask us how we used it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how I told you the pious has been accused, and they have been accused of lying the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself in Surah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says the Kufa looked at him and they said in had in
They said this is a lie. Allah protect us. They said this Quran is fabricated, and he has cheated. He went to others and he just brought it he wrote it down and came with it. Look how they are calling the most truthful Elia. Look how they are accusing him of falsehood. Would they ever succeed? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us And may Allah grant us every form of goodness, let me inform you of something if you look at the book of Syrah the books of Sierra and the life of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, all those who have directly damaged the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam reputation or should I say try to damage because no one can damage it, but trying to
damage it directly. They were not given guidance later on. It's only those who had that little quality of humbleness in them even if they fought the Muslims, but they never ever got beyond a certain point. They were the ones who are guided like American hakab like Harley Davidson, when he wrote the Allahu Jamia these people, they might have been enemies of Islam at one stage, but they did not cross a certain threshold. Whereas when it comes to Abu lahab, when it comes to Abuja, when they crossed the threshold, and Allah subhanho wa Taala cursed them. Once a person is kissed, they can do what they want. They want good guidance, may Allah subhanahu wa taala never ever curse us.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
even musala his Salatu was Salam was called a liar by Iran because Iran himself was a liar. Yesterday we heard that Iran called himself a god. And he told his his men Harmon to build him. A letter going up to the heavens to see the God of Moses of musala is salat wa salam. And he says, In Nila
Khadija I definitely feel that Musa is telling a lie. And he knew that that was the truth. Allah says he knew it was the truth, but he wants to con his people. So he's saying that you know what, Musa is a liar. I think he's a liar. He's telling us a lie. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from such evil company. And Allah tells us all and Allah tells us as well as those who want to lie. Allah says in Surah Al Anam policy Rufino de veau row K.
dB. C travel on the earth and go and see how we have dealt with the liars, both those who've died and those who are alive. People who are serialized, they don't have happiness in their lives. They are leading double and triple and quadruple lives. They need to have a face this side, face that side. Face the other side. Just be honest, and you will see even your health will improve. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us Oh really? It's the truth is from Allah is from the Creator, the one who made me and you is telling us you want happiness. You want good health. You want spirituality you want contentment, Stop lying. Just be truthful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all truth.
fullness, then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that liars will first have a punishment in the dunya. And then in the
fifth dunya is you
will now be speaking about the liars. Allah says he will disgrace them at some stage in the dunya. You know, when the liar has built an empire of lies, then what happens one day when they are disgraced, they go to put the head down, and they go to work this grace. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never, ever do that to us. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how they shall be punished on the day of the AMA, and in the era. And what we'd like to mention here, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the regret of a liar. On the day of the AMA, the liar will say, yeah, Allah sent me back. I want to be from amongst the truthful, send me back, yeah, Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
even in that statement, they are lying. They saying if you send us back, we will tell the truth. Allah says no, even if we sent them back so many times, they would still lie, and they will still come back. Because lies is like a cancer. When a person does not cut it off completely, it spreads through the whole body, and it will continue, and it continues into generations. You know, if the father is a big liar, the son will start at a young age and Allah protect us.
Really, you see what happens normally is those parents who are close to their children, sometimes their job and their employment and their field is brushed off onto the children and the children will be better than them. You have a doctor, sometimes you'll have one of the children being a better doctor than the Father. You have a plumber, you have a child who's a better plumber than the Father. You have an architect, the child at times is a better architect. You have an alum, the child sometimes knows a bit more Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us all knowledge in sha Allah, but you have a liar. I don't even want to say what will happen. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala save us from
lies in sha Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
about very great and Allah says, Hello, do la dooney man who was
in Surah Allah Allah says, if they were to return back to the earth, they would repeat their same ways and habits and they are liars. They are born bred liars. May Allah protect us all. And remember our hair, our hearts are in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So how is it that a person will not come out of lies when his heart is in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala The truth is, Allah says, Well, levena jahad oficina de
su bolena whoever struggles to come close to us or to adopt our ways, we will open the doors for that person only you want. You must try your best to get a proper job. Try to come for Asia, try to go for the Salah, try to fulfill your Salah, try to be truthful, then Allah will open the doors, but you can't just sit and say look, if Allah has written for me, then naturally I will be at the masjid. We are not one of those dervishes, who suddenly fly on a flying carpet from where we are and land here and they may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us because if that was the case, I'd like you to do me one favor, the time of food sit where you are, say food is written for me it will come
would you ever do that? No. Why? Because food is too important. My belly will make me stand up and walk. So our spirituality must make us stand up and go to the masjid inshallah. And our spirituality must make us be better people inshallah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then speaks about the fact that it is the rights of a person who catches a liar, to punish him in one way or another. Look in Surah Yusuf, very interestingly, Yusuf alayhi salam, he caught the liar. You know, there was a plan that was hatched is not our topic today. But his brother was the one who was found to be a liar. And that was a plan by him immediately the other brothers who are even bigger liars. They happen to ask him a
question for mergers.
kvb This question was posed by more than one party and Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions it here. What is the recompense of the liar? What is the recompense of the liar? Or Yusuf Ali Salam asked them, watch how should I punish the one from amongst you who is lying? They themselves said, you can take him and keep him and imprison him here, Allahu Akbar, which means you can actually imprison a liar. Now we are not going to imprison people who might lie to ask but we can stop talking to them. We can tell them we are unhappy with him that itself is a punishment. We can tell them listen, they should stop lying. We can abstain from their company that is a punishment. If they are our children,
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Demand them and we can reprimand them in a good decent positive way. Not that you pick up a stick and start whacking them that doesn't have the effect you need. Nowadays the most favorite toy, take it away for three days, believe me, they'll stop lying Charla May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us methods which are effective with our children, so that we can be positive parents, rather than pick up the stick and beat our children. That is not the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he never ever beat any child, though he says, a father has the rights at a certain point to serve that particular punishment. But that point is a very far point. That point is very, very far, we if
we use the stick, it is a sign of lack of intellect, we don't have brains enough and patience enough to think of a method that will convince our own children, we want to use a stick, that's a quick way out. And that will make the child violent and it will make the child erupt and possibly even corrupt because the child will lie to you fear of the stick, may Allah protect us. So we will be promoting lies. You know, when a child sees a stick and you say, Did you do it? What will they say? No, and they know they did it
because of the stick. So that stick will actually result in making your children whisk, be careful of the stick, you might hang it, but when you if you are to use it very, very rarely once in a blue moon and I never ever see blue moons.
So really, we need to learn a lesson we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us the best of the dunya and the Hara. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says in this Quran,
that sometimes when it comes to knowledge, and the majority, the majority do not stand any weight or do not hold should I say any weight, the knowledge holds weight, Allah says in the Quran, what?
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Allah says if you are to follow the majority on the globe, they will lead you astray from the right path. Why? Because they are following their whims and fancies and they are lying. The word horse means to lie to guess. May Allah protect us. So this is something very important. If, for example, we were to vote, whether gays and lesbians are something good or something bad.
There is a chance that the majority of people might say something good, does it make it good? In the eyes of Allah, even if the whole world says it's good, it will remain bad? Because knowledge comes before majority. Yes, you can use the majority to select between to correct things. But you cannot use the majority to select between right and wrong because right will always be right. Even if nobody sees it as right besides you. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to distinguish between right and wrong and to understand when majority applies, and when it holds no value at all. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a deep understanding. I told you, the Quran has
no loopholes. You cannot apply and implement the Quran and arrive at a mistake. It's impossible. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in this particular Quran, and ensures that when people lie about you, don't let it hurt you. And when people lie, don't become depressed. They are liars, Allah will expose them at some stage. And this was the message to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam Yeah,
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a messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, don't allow those who are uttering that they are believers by their tongues, but they are has have not believed. Don't let that lies of this seven, you know, Allah will expose them, it will be against them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us sad when people lie about us. We are weak. We are insane. We are human beings. Sometimes people lie about us, it affects us. It affects us a lot. But remember, there is a good reason why Allah has let that happen to you. And Allah will elevate your status. Don't worry and don't despair. You should know you're standing between yourself and Allah subhanho wa Taala then Allah subhanho wa Taala
speaks about the biggest lie that was ever said. The biggest lie that was ever said since the time creation began. What was that like?
I give you a moment to think that
biggest lie that could ever have been uttered and that was uttered and it is the most dangerous lie even the skies want to explode because of that lie. And even the earth wants to crumble because of that lie. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about it in many places in the Quran. And he says, In surah, two Safa. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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How can they lie and say that the Creator has a son? How can a man have a child that doesn't have a wife? How can Allah ever have a child Allah says, the skies want to explode, the earth wants to crumble and all the creatures would be destroyed completely. They cannot tolerate that lie. Allah says it is the biggest lie that was ever created the lie against the Creator Himself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. We believe Allah has no sons, no daughters, no father, no mother, none does he have he does not beget no was he be gotten? Allahu Akbar, He is the Supreme creator. None is equivalent to Allah subhanho wa Taala what a big lie.
And this brings us to a point where we are involved that if anyone lies about Allah and His Messenger, the Hadith says forget about Mercado homina they have already reserved their place in Johanna May Allah protect us we should never lie about Allah. We must never lie about the messenger if there is a Hadith, which people are quoting which we find out is not correct. Stop quoting it. We need to be from amongst those who authenticate before we utter what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has uttered. People email you an email and say the Prophet said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Be careful, don't lie because the biggest lies are those against the line is messenger. May Allah
subhanho wa Taala protect us the Hadith clearly says a person who wants to tell those type of lies. They have already reserved their place. You know, when you catch a flight, and you say I'd like this seat, you've already confirmed your seat number. Allah says that seat number of jahannam is confirmed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never do that to us.
Then I'd like to mention one or two final points as we are ending. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us. When a person accuses his wife of having committed a sin, meaning adultery. That is a very, very serious accusation. And Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us all to say you better be careful what you say. Every single one of us. The accusation of adultery is also one of the biggest accusations you can level against your fellow human beings. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about what is known as Leann in surah and Moon where the two must get together if they don't have witnesses. And the husband must utter what he saw.
And he must say, may the curse of Allah be upon me if I'm a liar? Listen to that statement, which means the curse of Allah will be upon the liars, then the wife must utter. May the anger of Allah be upon myself if he is telling the truth.
And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us all it is something very serious, but it is a way of resolving the crisis. And it is a way of solving the matter. And Allah says, neither of them will be punished. But that Leon itself that accusation when it is made in the presence of the court, or in the presence of the panel of Allah, it naturally becomes a palette and the separation to the degree that the two of them can never, ever get back together in their lives. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from accusing others And may Allah never make us go through that type of a condition. Then, there is a point connected to this way when people are telling a big lie. Like
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about those who say that Jesus is the Son of God, Allah says to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if they can continue with that lie, which is the most serious lie you could ever have, then what you need to do call them and tell them that I call you to what is known as MOBA, holla. MOBA holla is when there is lies that you cannot get to the bottom of right. What you do you tell the other party, bring your children and I will bring my children bring your women folk I will bring my women folk we stand one party facing the other and we invoke the curse of Allah upon the one party that is lying. Say yeah Allah kiss us if we ally
that is known as a MOBA Allah. So sometimes, when there is a lie, there is no bottom of it. You know, you are truthful, you might want it's a very serious issue. But if the community is involved, something very big is at stake, then you may want to call for what is known as a MOBA holla, which means both parties must curse themselves if they are lying. And you will know the punishment of Allah will descend immediately.
upon those who are lying because it's not easy to say Allah, kiss me punish me and I invoke Your wrath on me if I'm telling a lie. Now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah make us truthful without ever having to utter those type of words. Or sallallahu wasallam or Baraka and Amina Mohammed Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah home or behind the Ganesha Allah Allah Allah and Allah