Ramadan 2009 – Cape Town – Day 07 Pride
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2009
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla e will hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy woman instead of Yehuda by All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless him and all his companions and to bless every single one of us, those from amongst us who are the scholars of this Deen as well as those who are not May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and our offspring and keep us all on this gene and make every day such that we are closer to Allah than the previous day. I mean, on the ruler, my beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners.
This evening, we have the topic of pride and arrogance, and the angles from which Allah subhanho wa Taala has discussed this issue in the Quran. More than 35 different angles. And amazingly this issue of pride and arrogance is a very serious matter. Let us take a look through the verses of the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about pride and arrogance. But before we commence, we need to know the Islamic translation of the term pride and kibou Oh, Taka boo allistic bow.
We should know that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam once asked or he was asked that O Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
We are people who love to dress properly and we love to have a good conveyance and so on. So you have told us like the poodle gentleman can as he can be here Miss Carla hi Betty mean her deli Minh kibarim a person who has a mustard seeds weight with of pride in their heart will never intergender that's what you told us sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so we love to wait good dress and we have good conveyance meaning the mode of transport. So what about us the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that is not pride. It is not pride to have the best clothing and the best motor vehicle or the best house the best in terms of material items of this world. That is not what is the meaning of
pride. Pride is to reject the truth and to despise people. Two things, we can write that down. If you want to know the meaning of the term pride one is when the truth is uttered to someone and they reject it. They are proud. May Allah protect us from pride. They are arrogant, and Allah protect us from arrogance. And the second issue when a person is despising others belittling them thinking that he is better than others in any way, then automatically they become from amongst those who have pride and arrogance within them. And this brings us to the first set of verses in the Quran discussing the issue of pride. It goes right to the beginning at Surah Al Baqarah. And Allah
subhanho wa Taala chooses to mention the story of the first sin committed in Surah Al Baqarah. The first sin committed was the sin of arrogance and pride. haughtiness, if we can call it when you think you are big you think you better listen to what happened. It leaves me the curse of Allah be upon him, the devil himself shavon Satan as he is called. What happened he was ordered to Prostrate to Adam, may peace be upon him as the first human being who was created. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Baqarah
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clean Allah, I am better than him, why are you telling me to go straight to him, You created me from fire and him from dust from soil. You know, fire is always above Allah protect us all.
Now this, he believes was quite a saintly person before this crime. But his arrogance led to the wiping out of all his good deeds. And this is why he was so good that he was counted as a member of the family, meaning he was counted as a member of the melodica the angels, you know, when someone is very good, what do we say up to this day? We say, Oh, he's an angel. Oh, she's an angel, oh, my liberal one and so on. We are so happy because they have angelic qualities. So he believes had some angelic qualities. And remember, it does not mean he was an angel. Because in the Arabic language there is, for example, the linguistic use of the language is such that when you say the whole
community came even the donkey, does that mean the donkey is a member of the community? No, it doesn't. But it means it was included because they used it to come Allah protect us. So he was the donkey of the lot in the sense that he was considered as part and parcel of the community of the angels, but he was not an angel. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks of this crime. We have a lesson to learn from this, that whenever we think that others are low and others are weak and others are down, that is the first crime that is the devil's crime himself. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us from haughtiness. The second issue Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this is in Surah,
Nisa, where Allah says about Isa Allah He Salam as well as the angels that they are not proud, they are not arrogant. They know where they fit in. They are not too high to say and declare that they are actually the slaves of Allah. Listen to what Allah says. How many of us are ready to call ourselves slaves? I think none of us would like to be slaves of Allah. Yes, we are ready we call ourselves slaves of Allah. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us the title, it is a very high title. So Allah says, Li
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that is Ali Salaam and the angels they are not proud to declare that we are the worshipers of Allah and the slaves of Allah. No, they don't have that pride and haughtiness in them. Allah says, Whoever has that sort of pride that they don't even want to associate with their own creator. And whoever has arrogance in them. Allah says we are going to resurrect all of them, may Allah protect us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, an arrogant person is He who denies the verses of Allah and the laws of Allah. When we are told this is haram. It is haram. If we are committing it, don't ever try to justify declare that it is haram. Don't try and look for loopholes because Allah subhanho wa Taala
will definitely become very angry. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says that those who have denied the verses, they are the ones who are arrogant, because it is rejecting the truth.
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Now those who have rejected the signs of Allah, the verses of Allah, the laws of Allah, the regulations of Allah subhanho wa Taala and have become haughty and arrogant Allah says, For them, they will be the fire of Johanna. In fact, in another verse, a few verses down, Allah says in Medina,
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and Allah says they will never intergender until the camel inches the needle or the eye of a needle can and camel camel camel ever enter an eye of a needle. It can never do that. So in other words, they will never ever it is impossible for them to enter Jenna didn't I mentioned the Habib anyone who has a mustard seeds weight worth of pride wearing them will never, ever
enter Paradise until they seek complete forgiveness for that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the steadfastness May he protect us from this crime. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about another quality of those who are proud and arrogant. They like to enslave everybody, and they want to control all the other people, just because Allah might have given them a little bit of wealth, just because Allah might have given them good looks just because Allah might have given them a bit of clout and a bit of power, maybe. So they want to control the whole world. They want to control and enslave everybody else. And if those people don't listen to them, they begin to threaten, may Allah
protect us that's a sign of pride. When someone comes in threaten you, he is too arrogant. May Allah protect us. He was taught to you nicely, but the problem is when you threaten someone else, that's the problem. You see, whenever we speak of these topics, sometimes people nod their heads, yes, it's good to nod our heads. We all do. But let's not our head in trying to take heat ourselves nothing saying yes, it's for that man. And it fits for that guy. I hope he's here. Turn around to the mosquito check. Are you here with Allah Subhana Allah protectors that is also from shaper and he doesn't want us to think it applies to me and you will law he applies to myself and yourselves in
that we need to draw lessons from it. So Allah says, Those who want to control and dominate, they should realize that the control is not for them. It is for Allah. We should always want the law of Allah to come first and every human being is free. They are not enslaved by any other human being they are enslaved by their creator alone. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant the US that understanding. So Allah says in Surah Allah Allah Allah Allah Dena stuk Babu minakami Latinas to Bonnie Fulani man and amin whom Allah Muna and masala
Robbie, the people of Saudi had a solemn, there were some of them who are arrogant and haughty. They told the weak ones and the weak ones, some of them who had believed these people went and found them and call them and says, Hey, are you sure you calling this man and messenger? He's not a messenger. So they said, they said no, we have believed in him. So these people said, No, we have this believed in him. And you know what, if you are not going to come back to what our gods that we were worshipping, and if you are not going to come back to our ways, we're going to kick you out of our community and out of our clique. If you literally if you don't Tow the line you had it. May Allah
protect us. These are statements that have smacks of arrogance, not only smacks of arrogance, but far worse, pride and haughtiness that there is no room for in Jannah May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness. So Allah says, after a little while that they started warning the people they started threatening the messengers and those who believe that no Korean
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Mi Mi Latina, Osho, I am a salon and those who have accepted with you, we are going to kick you out of this community and the city you wait and you watch, we literally going to kick you out unless you come back to us and you regard us as the bosses. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. Allah is the boss. Besides him, nobody else is the boss. May Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us all understanding. May Allah subhanho wa Taala open the doors for every single one of us. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Who ever once to fall under those who are arrogant and haughty. They are guilty of the same crime and when punishment comes to those, these will also be punished. So Allah
says, when someone threatens you, if they are wrong, they are wrong. Do not give in to those threats. May Allah protect us. When someone wants to warn you out of arrogance to say look, come under my authority otherwise, otherwise what Allah protect us really reminds me of a joke on a lighter note, there was a man getting married, and I'm going to divert a little bit seeing that we're early today.
There was a man very soft nature getting married, and his wife was still in the bride. So people started telling him in advance Look, what are you going to do? He says, I don't know. So someone said, you know what you do? The first night, you must put a cat under the bed. And as you enter the room when the cat comes out, have a big stick and beat the cat so badly that you actually kill it. He said, Oh, that will that work? He said yes. So now the first night Subhan Allah He went into the room and the cat came out, he took the stick and began to beat the cat. The wife got stiff, and the cat died. He took it out and threw it out of the window. After that the wife became so obedient.
Anytime anything happens. He says, Come on, do this or else so she quickly does it because she doesn't want to. She doesn't want to listen to what will happen to her until a few times
he tried the trick and then someone told her that you know what, this man is too soft, man. He's too soft. So one day he said look, I'd like you to have the tea ready at seven o'clock otherwise. So she said otherwise what? Otherwise I'll have it ready.
Now Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us all protection.
Some Hana data really grant us understanding. Now we need to know that if you follow someone who is in authority, naturally what will happen is you will be considered as one of those.
Obviously this was on a very lighter note, we ask Allah subhana wa Tallis forgiveness, and we asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us a lesson as well. So there we are. We have Allah subhanahu wa taala telling us that those who are haughty one of their signs is they are corrupt, they are corrupt as well. You can notice they will be corrupt because they arrogance and they are voting. This makes them feel that they are the ones in authority makes them feel that they create the rules. The rules are all there. They don't follow any other rules and regulations, whether it is from the Quran or the sooner even the law of the land, they will not uphold May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us a
deeper understanding. So Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that in Surah
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Stacking Isa in who can Amina remove CD Allah says he had created so much mischief on earth. He was slaughtering the boys and he was letting the girls loose because someone had told him that you che you know the che he was sitting on of authority is going to be shaken by a man from when we saw him. So one sorcerer told him that so he began to kill all the men. He said Look, I can keep all the males so what and he started killing them. So Allah says they become oppressive. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Another sign of arrogance and haughtiness, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, the plan and plot the downfall of others, Allahu Akbar, when someone else is coming high, they want to
plan the downfall of that person. That is a sign of pride and arrogance. And Allah says his stick
cause the such people they have haughtiness and pride and arrogance and they have a bad plan. And do you know what Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the bad planning.
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the bad plan is not deserving. For anyone besides those who have made it, it will come around and attack the same person, it will be bound on them. So when someone plans your downfall, automatically that is their downfall. And if we are planning someone else's downfall automatically, it is our downfall. Because we are meant to be concerned of our own weaknesses and improve our relation with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala calls them criminals. And he says those who have pride in them those who reject the truth and despise people thinking that they are better than others making a mockery and a joke of others who might be weaker, who might be darker, who might be
of a different nationality, who might be for example, have a lower financial
status and so on Allah subhanho wa Taala says they are criminals, those who consider others like this, they are criminals themselves. And this Allah says in Surah, two jatiya
when he when a question will be asked to those people. First, Baba Tomoko Tomoko Remi, where did you Where did you proud and arrogant and that made you into criminals? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from criminal behavior inshallah. Allah subhanho wa Taala says fasttech about what can
it mean regarding Iran and his people Allah says, they will haughty and proud and that's why they became from amongst the criminals. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says that a criminal will not have or should I say a proud person, a person who's arrogant, does not have the ability to distinguish between what is right and wrong. That's what the Quran says.
Listen to what Allah says in Surah. Look at how bad it is to think that you are better than others. Look at how bad it is to despise people and to look down upon them. Look at how bad it is to reject the truth when it comes to you. Allah says in Surah, Allah wa he sat me
Whenever they see the bad path, they take it as their path because they see it right. So when something is evil to them, it appears good. And Allah says just the verse before that or part of the verse Allah says, what he our own Sabina Roche de la
Sabina, when they see the good path, the path of wisdom, they don't even want to come near it. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala explains to us how they've lost balance in the world because a lot of them called them from amongst those who are wasteful. They spend money where it is not supposed to be spent and they do not spend it where it is supposed to be spent.
So you can turn blue in your face trying to explain to them brother, this is a good cause come and spend here. They will shake their heads, no, I'm not going to give and then where there is no money needed, they will take the millions and put it there. Allah says that's a sign that they have pride and arrogance and haughtiness and Allah has rejected their well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala do that to us. And this Allah says in Surah two Doohan
about Iran in an alley, Amina moose reefy Allah says he was warty and he was from amongst those who was very wasteful. He didn't even know where to spend and what to spend on. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to distinguish between right and wrong, and May He grant us the ability to spend in the right path, and may He protect us from spending in the wrong path. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that he doesn't guide those who have pride. He doesn't guide those who have pride. He does not guide them until and unless they repent, and they come back down to the earth.
And this is why we always say that when a person walks with his nose above everybody else's, he thinks he is breathing the air one inch above everyone else's. Allah Subhana Allah tells him You know what, I'm not even going to guide you. You are arrogant. You are moving around on Earth as though you are the only creature of mine, Allahu Akbar. Do you know we need to hunt for the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes, they are those who work for us as maids. And as domestics. Sometimes the Muslims from amongst them are stronger than us, myself and yourself. And we take it for granted. Sometimes the people you will never believe that this person is so pious, you see them
on a daily basis. They might even be begging for money on the street possibility that they might be close to Allah subhanho wa Taala closer than me and you may Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us arrogant in a way that we look down upon anyone. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us really protection from the dividend from shaitan. So Allah says in Surah the coffee
cause Anika Baba en la la la, palma de mucho kabiri Jabba notice the words keep up the Kabuto cabbie, all these words are connected. Allah says, Allah sees the hearts of those who have arrogance and haughtiness, and Allah doesn't want to guide them. Listen to what he says in Surah Salisbury foreign key Allah Dena Tonka bone have been
helpful for I will tell my signs away from those who have pride and arrogance, Allahu Akbar, when they when my verses are being read, they won't see the light in it. When you tell them the Quran says this, they'll shake their heads, they just won't see the light, because they've got a quality in them that prohibits them from Subhan Allah, they've got a quality in them that prohibits them from seeing the truth, because they themselves think that they are far above the truth. May Allah protect us all. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those who are arrogant and proud, they do not consider other people they don't even count others. Allah says to them, others don't exist, they are
the only ones in existence. And this is a reminder to the youth, as the adolescent child, male and female grows up, they need reminders, you are not the only human beings on earth because there is a period where they feel they are the most powerful, bubbling and bursting with every form of energy they have. That is the adolescent teenage we can call it and they think we I can hit everybody and I can sort everybody out and I am the one and I am the Mac and everybody should look at me and I'm the most attractive and I'm this and that. No Believe me there are others The world is full of people who think just like you may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. That's just a light piece of
information for those who are young, and those who are elderly. I would like to hope and pray that we've now come to realize that we are not the only ones on Earth. We need to be helpful towards others. And we need to look up to others and we need to respect every single human being now Allah subhanho wa Taala guide myself and yourselves and everybody else in Sharla even the kuffaar May Allah guide them towards the deen even the enemies of Islam Allah guide them towards Islam. Tomorrow if the biggest enemy of Islam has to utter the Shahada. What did we say? A few days back, we said he becomes your brother instantly. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us every form of
guidance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says about that when the truth came to him from people a bit lower than him, do you know what he says he didn't even count them for carlu minalima Shalini Mifflin our como Mallanna habido. What do you think we're going to accept a message from people who are like us, meaning human beings like us, and their whole community is enslaved by us they are worshipping us. But no, Israel is worshipping us. They are our workers. How can we accept the message that Allah sins through people who are weaker than us? That's what Iran says. So Allah is telling him that that is a sign of haughtiness for that we are going to curse you. Allah says How
can you utter that statement? Allah chooses whom he wants to give value to Allah
Allah hi Sonia Jyoti salata. It is Allah who decides where he's going to put his message and who is going to hold it and remember one thing, those who have knowledge from amongst us May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to respect them. Because that is those are the chosen people buy Allah subhanho wa Taala. When Allah loves someone, He grants him a deep understanding of the deen. So we need to understand we better be in the good books of those who have sound knowledge, maturity law who be hiring you to feed him, it is only whom Allah loves and intense goodness from that Allah gives a deep understanding of this Deen and Allah knows where he is going to put his message. He's
not going to put it in the in the hands of a person who is haughty and arrogant because those qualities would negate the teachings that that person would be teaching had they been teaching the teachings of the messenger May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all a deeper understanding each Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how when people are arrogant, they ask you to do impossible things before they want to come on to the level or before they allow you into their circle. They tell you, okay, and I want to give a typical example it might fit, it might not fit, but we'd like to give current examples. You go you want to sell a product to someone, and you know
that he's a very elegant human being, he doesn't have time of the day for anyone. And you tell him you know, your cost is five brands. And you are selling it to him for 550. And you He tells you look I can buy 50,000 from you, if you sell it to me for three rents. Now what is he telling you? He's telling you something impossible. And believe me if you tell him uncle, I'll give you a two rents he still won't buy from you. That's a fact. Because it's his arrogance that is making him say that he should sit and realize this man has worked hard. How can I squeeze him to the degree that he will not even be making a penny? What is the aim of dealing in Islam? Both parties must be happy. One
must go home thinking I've got a good deal. And the other one must go home thinking Mashallah, I did a good sale Alhamdulillah neither must have ripped the other enormous one go and curse the other. This is why we say when you rip somebody off, that's the worst thing you could do because they will curse you without even you knowing. And without even them knowing what does that mean? You sell someone a telephone, which costs 100 grand for 500 grands. Then one day they walk down the aisles of a supermarket and they see a brand new phone similar to the one you sold them for 500 for 100.
What are they going to do? They won't even know what they're going to say I Allah must fix that guy. That's all. I was ripped off. That's enough for your curse, sometimes for the rest of your life. May Allah protect us. That's why we say don't cheat people we are Muslim mean Be honest. Another thing if you want to buy buy if you don't want to buy don't buy if you want to haggle, it is assumed not to haggle. So you are allowed to say Look brother with respect, Brother, you know what, come down a bit. Let's let's talk you know, the Navy says what price are you looking at? You don't come and tell him something ridiculous. Give me this phone for 10 grand. That's now pride and haughtiness and
arrogance. You making a fool of someone. Let's continue with our topic. Allah subhanho wa Taala then says that they come up with impossible things and when you bring the impossible still they won't believe and they won't accept. Look what Allah says in Surah Furqan.
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suffer, they also go to the loo they also have diarrhea just like everybody else, but Allah protect us. They know that they also have family problems. They also have all sorts of other issues. They know what is right. But deep down, it is something within them that is devilish. That just stops them from rejecting a meaning from accepting the truth. It just stops them. Listen to what Allah says. Allah Subhana Allah, Allah says in Surah, two nemaline about Iran. And in fact, Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions this in a few places in the Quran, in different wordings, while Xiao Hai to be was a foreigner.
Allah says because they thought they were too high. They rejected the truth, though they knew deep down within them, that this is the truth. Lo Akbar. Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from amongst those. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the true believers. And Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them in Surah to sajida and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and it's the first way the such that is true, I won't read it out right now but I'll explain it to you. Allah says definitely those who believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala. Whenever they hear the verses of Allah, they immediately surrender to the verses and they fall prostrate and they have no pride. Is that to be rude? They
have no pride in them. They do not reject the truth. So we hope we are from amongst those. Whenever someone comes to you and says listen, brother, this is haram. Listen, sister, this is haram. If it is sounding a little bit fishy. When I say fishy, I mean, it's the first time you've heard it. Don't just reject it. What you do go out and research it. Go out and find out ask other scholars and believe me, Do not try and find a loophole and justify that no, this is right. I don't want I don't care. This is right. You know, this is happening all over Cape Town or it's happening all over here all over the world. How come somebody coming to tell me today that is wrong? No. That's a sign of
pride. Go and study take a look at it. Ask if it is what Allah once surrender to it. And then you will become from those whom Allah has mercy descends upon and you will see the mercy coming. So Allah subhanho wa Taala even speaks about how some of these people who are arrogant they become so deep in their arrogance and haughtiness, they regard themselves as Gods besides Allah, they take themselves to be the ones whom entire existence is created for, for the service of May Allah protect us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Freetown and Allah says he was the most arrogant person to exist. And Allah says, Do you know what he said? He says, And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes
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looked at the people and told these people Oh my people, I don't know of any god for you besides me, I am your God. Allahu Akbar. He says, oh, Harmon. Harmon was one of his men. He says, Come here. This Messiah is telling me he's, he's God is in the sky. So I'd like you to build me a nice big step going up to the heavens right to the top. I want to go and I want to see where this God is at the top with Allahu Akbar, look at the prime. Look at the arrogance. Even a child would not even dare think that Allah Subhana Allah protect us. So what happens to the brain of someone who is arrogant, it gets blocked, so much so that they behave worse than children, and they start doing things that
everybody would scoff at and laugh at me Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how they do not believe in the Hara. They don't believe in the fact that they have to answer to their Creator. When someone is so proud. Sometimes we hear people asking a question, and it's a valid question. Don't they think they're going to return to Allah? Doesn't this person think they're going to return to Allah? Obviously, the question is for all of us, we should remember we are returning to Allah. But this question is even asked by Allah subhanho wa Taala they are so proud, so arrogant. They want to reject La ilaha illAllah in
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When it was told to them, that don't worship more than one creator, they became arrogant and they started saying, Oh, no, no, we want to worship this man and that man and his wealth and this person and that person, and we want to worship You know, so many different things. Allah says, Only worship one you
If you wish If more than one, it's a sign of arrogance. Why arrogance? Because you are rejecting the truth. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from those who associate partners with him. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, they don't believe in the archaea. They don't believe in the archaea. Why don't they believe in the head they had any form of answer the ability to their Creator, it would have made them humble, they would have realized that they are also just a number like everybody else. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, was stuck. bhairahawa Judo Phil
Elena Yo, Joan, nice people. What did they do? They became very haughty on this earth and his army as well and he used them against the people thinking that he was never going to return to Allah.
He thought he was never ever going to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us conscious of the fact that we are also going to return to Allah subhanho wa Taala at all times. Then Allah says that proud and arrogant people they will never ever engage in is still far because their pride will prohibit them from turning and repenting to Allah. They need to first get rid of that tribe come down to earth. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says when they themselves asked for forgiveness, we will then only forgive them.
inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, that no, Allah is Salatu was Salam complained to his creator.
No honey salatu salam actually complained to Allah subhanho wa Taala and he told Allah subhanho wa Taala in equal llamada to whom Lita Viola casabianca name was who was here Bahama also, who was stuck Bostick he says, Oh Allah, these people are so proud every time I call them and I try and remind them to turn to Allah to fear you to try and make Toba to you, meaning to turn to and to repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala they put their ears they put their fingers in their ears, and they don't want to listen because of pride and arrogance. So Allah subhanho wa Taala destroyed the people of no alayhi salatu salam. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks
about how whenever these hypocrites and soon after, they have been termed as hypocrites, and Allah says whenever they are reminded to come in turn to Allah, they don't want to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala what either?
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Allah says when they are told, come, come to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he will seek forgiveness for you, they put their heads down and they go away, and they are proud and full of arrogance. They don't want to come and surrender to Allah and His Messenger, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us not from amongst those, Allah says, so.
it is equal for them, whether you ohama sallallahu alayhi wasallam, whether you seek forgiveness for them or not, we will never forgive them until and unless they seek forgiveness for themselves. Imagine if Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is asking for forgiveness. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says if someone has tried, forget about it, I'm never going to forgive them, even if you the best of creatures asks for their forgiveness. What is the reason that Allah has spoken about the reason? They say the reason is, let me explain to you in an example, when you have a child who has done something wrong at the school, something terribly wrong. They have beaten up another child at
the school. Then the parent gets to hear and the parent goes to the headmaster and apologizes on behalf of the child who is not apologetic. Will that apology be accepted? No, because the child is not apologizing, the child is still continuing and things he or she is doing right. So the apology of the parent is only valid if the child is remorseful. And if the child feels that they've done wrong and they are also sorry, then the parent can go and say look, we sorry and whatever has happened. Please can you forgive us don't expel the child. Yes, you are speaking now. But Allah subhanho wa Taala gives a similar example to others and Allah says, O Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam, these people have been reduced to hypocrisy.
If you want to seek forgiveness for them, how can I forgive them when they are continuing in their bad ways? Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us from those who continue in their bad ways and habits. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has warned them very very strictly. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, our lamea See you when are we
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an arrogant people Allah says in Surah toffee. Can't they travel on earth and see how we have destroyed other nations who are more powerful than them? Don't they think for a moment that we have bigger control over them than anyone else? Allahu Akbar, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala really to grant us a lesson whenever we see others being saved the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala in such a way that we can turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala because Allah subhanho wa Taala gives examples of the previous nations, he says,
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the nation of odd, Allah says in Surah pusilla they were arrogant. They said, Oh, who is more powerful than us? We are so powerful. We can even defy the Creator. Take a look at the Titanic. We know it was a huge ship. They said this will even defy the Creator. What happened? It was made to sink by Allah subhanho wa Taala in one of the biggest disasters that we've known in the oceans. May Allah subhanho wa Taala Candace, listen. So Allah says, I thought they were the biggest, the strongest, the fourth, they were the superpowers and they even said that and Allah says, For our son.
Oh, SATA SATA. We only sent a wind to destroy them just the wind. So Han Allah, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us and never use the wind to destroy us. Sometimes when the wind is blowing a little bit too much here in Cape Town and in Port Elizabeth and in other places, Mashallah. I think we hear the sounds and we get a little bit of a tremor. I am sure the level of our Eman becomes a little bit higher for a moment. Is that not correct? That is the wind that's the power of the wind. It's the creature of Allah subhanho wa Taala the power of the creator of the wind, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding.
So when Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us all that he has punished, every single person who has had pride. And the punishment of those who are proud, is firstly in the dunya. Then, at the time of death, then on the day of the AMA, and then in the life after death, it's a fourfold punishment. It's not like others, that the one who is haughty and proud and arrogant and thinks he is better and ones himself to be the boss every way. Allah says you will have four punishments. One is in your life before you die. The other is at the point of death, you'd have a terrible day and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this in the Quran. And Allah says then on the day of Tiamat is
going to be a disaster for you. Then Allah says after that in the life after death, oh, I don't even want to make mention, may Allah protect me And may I never be from amongst those. And the same applies with you. May Allah subhanahu wa taala save every single one of us from this evil quality of haughtiness and pride. So listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says. He says, waka
Mousavi Natty fasttech, both in America who is Abby? Allah says Kowloon Kieron Harmon and the likes. When Musa alayhis salam went to them they became arrogant and proud and they rejected the truth. So Allah says, Do you know what we did to everyone who was arrogant and proud?
NEEMO. Allah says every single one of them we punish them severely. Some of them we sinned against them wins. Some of them sounds and volcanic eruptions. Some of them we drowned them. Some of them we destroy them by letting the earth swallow them. Allah says we destroyed every single one of those who were powered, go and see them. You will not even notice a slight sound about them. Now, though they were so arrogant and haughty at that particular time. Allah says we did not oppress them they oppressed themselves. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala does understand. If we've heard such a solid and powerful verse, surely it should move us and shake us. And we should become from amongst those who
remove every drop of pride from our hearts. We start greeting people we start smiling at people, we start talking nicely to people, we start accepting the truth and this is what will result in our inshallah, in our success in the dunya as well as in the era. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how
a person who is arrogant won't even worship Allah and when he doesn't worship Allah Allah becomes angry with him. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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those who don't want to worship me, they will enter the fire of jahannam Allahu Akbar. What a direct verse May we be from amongst those who wish of Allah subhanho wa Taala and who fulfill whatever Allah subhanho wa Taala is command is because
it is very rare that Allah says he doesn't like someone, Allahu Akbar. It is very rare. They are just a handful of types of people that Allah says he doesn't like him. And here Allah is someone who's proud and arrogant. I don't like them. Allah does not use the word hate because no one must call him the hater. But Allah uses the word I don't like. Listen to what Allah Subhana Allah says,
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that meeting, Allah does not like those who are arrogant and proud. And Allah does not like those who are haughty. Allah does not like those who think themselves better. Allah does not like those who want to control everything. Allah does not like those who want to have the final say in everything when it is against the commands of Allah. If it is within the confines of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then the person is justified. But as human beings, it's our duty to listen to opinion. Not every time is what you say what is right. Listen to someone else, especially in the house. Listen to your wife, sometimes listen to your husband, sometimes if it is the wife, listen to your children,
give them an ear, see what they have to say. They might have a better opinion than yours. And if that is the case, accepted, don't reject it. Because if you don't, then it becomes a point of arrogance. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us goodness.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks and I want to quickly move through the various punishments of a person who's arrogant. Firstly, in the dunya. Allah says, even if they've got well, even if they've got power, we will snatch their sleep away from them. We will make their life a misery we will put problem after problem in their lives. So we will destroy the quality of their life, though they might have everything that that others might consider happiness in life like well, like lots of children, like for example, a lot of good looks and what have you, power, authority and so on. Allah says, but we can take away we will make their life a misery because of their pride. Outwardly, they
might appear to be very strong people but inside they know how much they are suffering because of their pride and arrogance. Their children will be a means of their destruction. their wealth will be a means of their destruction, and their health will be a means of their destruction. Allah says remember, we control everything. So don't develop arrogance. May Allah protect us all. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
that at the point of death, the angels will tell the arrogant person take out your soul. This is what Allah has promised you listen to what Allah says. In surah Allah.
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Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says on the day of piano, they will have seen they will be known by their signs and they will be a discussion, the peoples they will be some people sitting on the wall and Allah subhanho wa Taala this wall is between genma and jahannam known as Allah and Allah says the people sitting on the wall will be looking at others and they will recognize the proud ones from signs that Allah keeps keeps on their hearts or on their faces, they will be recognized. And Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah Allah regarding the people sitting on that wall, these people on the wall, they will then go to general insha Allah but at one stage they won't know where they are
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someone laughed at you here. You will get a chance to laugh at them in the hereafter. On the day of judgment, you will get a chance to laugh at them. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect the soul. Then their faces will be flattened and they will look down they will look down let's see anything else is Wyoming leukemia mosquito nadina caribou, la
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Muhtar Kent BD. Allah says on the day of the AMA, you will find the faces of those who had pride and arrogance blackened definitely. There is a place in jahannam a special place in jahannam for those who have arrogance and pride, then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about
in jahannam what will happen and it's amazing how they will be a discussion between the proud and those who followed them. I told you moments ago when someone follows the proud and arrogant they will be equal to them in sin. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Sabah and Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of this verse in several places Allah says yelagiri robot boom in about the Nicola punto Nadine has to be born in Edina stackable hula hula
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those who are following the arrogant and proud in this world and the the haughty, they will be told by those meaning they will be telling the haughty themselves that we are in jahannam because of you so now you need to take a certain percentage of our punishment. Look at how foolish they are.
Allah says no, you will all be in Jerusalem together. The crime of these was that they were arrogant and haughty. And the crime of those was they allowed them to be haughty. Because to be honest with you, when you have someone haughty and arrogant, no matter how much the clout they have, if the whole community boy cost them your problem is solved. The problem is solved they will come down to because they have to mix they will realize that I cannot operate on my own. They come to the machine, nobody greets. They go out nobody deals with them. They have crucial business dealings. 10 vans less than everybody else no one buys from them. What will happen? They will come in start
greeting everyone salaam alaikum. Brother, I've got good. First time in your life you talking to me? Now Allah Subhana Allah protect us. But the problem with us, we have begun to worship money and wealth and power. When we see a powerful person we become intimidated and we are not intimidated by our own creator. When we see wealth and money, we then bow our heads to that money. May Allah subhanahu wa taala protect us. If Allah has given it to us, thanks to him. But it must not make us arrogant but when Allah has not given it to us, it's even worse. Because the Hadith makes mention of the worst arrogant person.
You don't get many people who are poor who are arrogant, but Allah says when you do get them they are the west of the lot. And Allah says they will be from amongst those who will be in the hottest flame of jahannam. May Allah protect us, which means a poor person who is most effective, who is proud. You give him five rounds and he throws it back at you Allahu Akbar, that person Allah says he has nothing to be proud about anyway. The other ones maybe they have, well, maybe they've got clouds. Maybe they've got something that's very bad. But the worst of them is he got nothing and he's still proud. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grounders protection may never make us from those
we've got sometimes absolutely new. And still we want to walk on Earth as though we are the only one. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all understanding. So then Allah speaks about how he is going to treat them in the era in Surah tilaka. Allah addresses those who are proud and Allah says, as a habit Paiva t comfy hayati como dunya was
here in the Akira there's nothing left for you. You've got to go to jahannam the reason is,
when you were in the dunya you spent you had a good time you enjoyed yourself, you had authority you were proud, you're arrogant, you enjoyed yourself. You did whatever you wanted, and you spent all your coupons you spent all your good deeds, all gone. So now
Now when you come here, there's nothing for you here. We're not going to oppress you, but you spend everything there. This is why a true believer will leave this life under the instruction of Allah so that in the life of the death, Allah will tell him you fall under your own instruction.
In general, you have what you wish. Allah is not going to control that. Allah tells you now I want to give you the range right where you want, do what you want Allahu Akbar. Imagine Lahore May Allah subhanho wa Taala. grant that to us. But to get there, we need to first realize that today here now our lives must be under Allah's command. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala granted to us.
So now Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and this is the final point I'd like to mention. He says, in many different ways, I'm only going to say it into three different verses. Allah says, make dua that you are not from the arrogance. Low. Look at that. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the others have made the dua that Allah save us from the arrogance. So these two types of Yama Don't make me arrogant and Yama save me from the arrogant. I shouldn't be in that company. I should recognize them. I should distance myself from them. I shouldn't have anything to do with them. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Musa alayhis salam wa Kala Moosa in need to be a B or A B Kumi,
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Allah says, they are those who deny the truth. Those who rejected the meeting with Allah, Allah says they have arrogance and pride in their hearts. Allah says you must seek the protection of Allah that you don't become from amongst them. And you do not even fall within the trap of those who are hurting. You do not support them in any way and you are in no ways associated with them. May Allah make us from those who can constantly make a dua in this regard. And may Allah protect us from arrogance and haughtiness, and May Allah protect us from supporting those who are arrogant and haughty. And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the best of the dunya and the masala Allahu wa
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