Ramadan 2009 – Cape Town – Day 15 Speech
Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2009
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
smilla. He will hamdu lillahi wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy he woman instead of a Buddha who abide. 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 every single one of us really sitting here for Salatu tarawih for a period of more than one hour is no joke. One requires lots of sincerity. And at the same time they are after sitting for a lecture for an hour or more than an hour every single day is also no joke. It requires great sincerity May Allah subhanahu wa taala accept it from us, the month of Ramadan, this is how it is supposed to be spent.
We are meant to be having sleepless nights in the month of Ramadan. We are meant to be suffering lack of sleep, because we should be live in the month or the nights in the month of Ramadan. So we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us all acceptance. The topic we have chosen tonight, something every single one of us engage in on a daily basis speech
to talk how we speak and what Allah subhanho wa Taala says about speech in the Quran. It's amazing. The mouth is a gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala you enter the fold of Islam through the mouth and May Allah protect us people exit the fold also through their mouths. People are either good words or bad words. Let's take a look at the verses that we have clustered together tonight from the Quran connected to the speech. Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us firstly to begin with in Soraka. My Alfa Romeo, Colin Illa de aqui bonati Bonatti.
Indeed, with every single person, as they are uttering their words, there is one who is keeping record ready to do that. So panela so before you utter a word, there is already an angel ready to write those words down, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala protection, that is the beginning of this topic. So before we utter words, we should know someone is writing these words down. And this is really from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Do you know, when a person is arrested by the law enforcement agents known as the police, what happens? They are told Listen, you have the right to remain silent. Anything you utter may be held against you in the court of law. Correct. So now when people say
What's your name, they say, See my lawyer. When someone says, What did you do? See my lawyer. They make sure they don't want to make a mistake because they don't want a single word to be held against them in a court that might might jail them for a short period of time. Why then are we not worried about the quote of Allah subhanho wa Taala on the day of the AMA, which might jail us for a long, long time may Allah Subhana which Allah grant us protection, we fear little people of the dunya without being able to fear the creator of this entire dunya Subhana Allah. So that is the message Allah subhanho wa Taala starts with, then he commands us that when you use the gift that you have
speech is a gift. Some people don't have it may Allah subhanahu wa taala grant those who are challenged in that way, May He grant them the ability to speak in Sharla some people cannot speak May Allah grant him the ability to speak we remember them on this Eve and we ask Allah Subhana Allah Allah to grant them cure. But the speech is a gift of Allah ask those who don't have it, they won't be able to even tell you about except through science.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says, consider it a gift, and only choose your words carefully to make sure that you utter the best of words. Look what Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah Surah wakulla de bediako lacinia.
Chiang Mai worshippers instruct my worship is to only utter that which is the best the term acid acid means have been the best of language. So whenever we speak, it is our duty as Muslims to make sure we have regarded this gift of speech as as a real gift and we have uttered only that which is the best Subhana Allah
then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in a different way, sort of Bukhara as well as, in fact in the same surah twice, Allah says choose your words carefully when you speak. Do not be disrespectful. Listen to what Allah says. Yeah.
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was not Oh, oh you who believe when you utter words. Make sure
You do not use the disrespectful terms such as rah rah was a disrespectful term, which was full of disrespect Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Don't use that word, rather use words that are full of respect. Subhan Allah, Allah the message of this verse is that whenever we want to say something, we should make sure we say it in a respectful manner. It will keep the dignity of ourselves intact. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam tells us in a narration, do not use difficult language to try and show the progress to shut to try and show your command of the language no use simple language that everyone can understand in sha Allah. That's a hadith. Let's assume now the Prophet sallallahu
alayhi wa sallam, the Sahaba Mourinho, none of them used complicated language, none of them they all use simple language. Also, the Hadith says stay away from slang because it will reduce your respect Subhana Allah stay away from slang no matter what language it is, slang will reduce your respect. Let's try and fulfill this sooner well I tell you it will enhance our respect inshallah. It might not be haram to speak slang, but at the same time if you want to be a respectful person, speak clear cut in the language that you are speaking in sha Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us like those that Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us whenever you speak, make sure what you utter is upright.
It is the truth it is full of justice. Yeah. Latina mana, choco la kulu cola Sadie
Malecon via woofie la canzone. Back home are you who believe be conscious of your Creator and make sure that you only utter that which is upright that which is true, that which is full of dignity, that which is just and if you are to do that your deeds will be made acceptable number one. Number two is Allah will forgive your sins just because you've uttered words which are upright. Now, there is no coincidence that this word or these verses should I say
are repeated when a person is getting married in the hotel bar in that hotel. This verse is repeated I'm sure a lot of us have heard this. It's not a coincidence because 99% of marital problems are connected to the way we've used our tongues. 99% of the our marital problems are connected to how we've used our tongues, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us conscious of what we say. It is our duty as spouses to say words to our spouses and family members that will make them smile that will make them happy that will make them feel loved on a daily basis to Panama. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to do that as well. And he used to utter very good words decent
words, which used to make his spouses blush at time Subhana Allah, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from amongst those who can revive even that sooner. Sometimes people think Suna is only when you dress according to Islam then the rest of their lives they are not worried Allahu Akbar. They come home like lions, they come home like a cat and mouse show May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. That's not what should be happening. The Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is an entire lifestyle. Let us try and adopt as much of it as we can in sha Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala him says that sometimes you need to speak in a hard tone. Sometimes you need to speak in a
powerful strong tone in an effective manner. It is called a local belief. And this is important that we understand whenever they are people who need admonishment,
then you cannot smile at them and speak softly and try and you know, please make the issue very light when it is a serious issue. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the hypocrites and Allah says, In surah, An Nisa for one home, why home wakulla home fi fusi himcolin ballyhoura turn away from them, warn them, admonish them and tell them in a very effective way that will go straight into their heart speak to them and warn them about what they are doing. So there is also a type of speech, but that is when it is required. That is, when it is required. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam It is reported that he spoke so clearly. And he spoke so well with us. We need a sound
system to enhance the speech with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam never did he need a sound system. When he was speaking to do he spoke in such a way that did he did not disturb the third person. When he spoke to 100 he spoke in such a way that the person right at the back did not have to teach his ears to listen, but he could hear so that was the power the miracle of Nevada Prophethood May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us even the fulfillment of the sooner then he spoke so clearly the Hadith says la de la de la Sol if a person wanted to
Count the number of words that were being uttered from the blessed lips of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam they were able to do that. That's how he spoke. Then whenever he added something important, he repeated it thrice. So nobody would misunderstand him amazing. Not once did any one of the companions Look at him and say, Sorry, what did you say? Allah protect us. We do that because the person speaking Firstly, at times, they are not fulfilling the sooner and secondly, those sitting have not cleaned the ears, may Allah protect us.
Sometimes it can happen and sometimes people are oblivious, doing other things not concentrating, while something important is being uttered. That also is very, very disrespectful. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, When blessed words of Allah are being uttered, keep quiet and listen carefully listen to what Allah says.
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Allah, Allah come to hamo when Allah subhanho wa Taala are being recited, then listen to it carefully and concentrate on what is being said in order for you to derive mercy therefrom otherwise you will have no mercy. Imagine the word of the creator of speech itself is being uttered and we are making a noise May Allah protect us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us after having made mention of Al Kowloon believes in Surah Nisa were effective speech, powerful speech, some strong statements are being uttered, when it is required so Han Allah like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it is reported Canada, Mr. Medina who Allah Soto who was Dakota boo, boo J. Shinya colusa
baja como Masako, when he used to give a lecture on an important occasion to his companions, when he used to lecture on a Friday or at the time of war, he used to raise his voice and it would seem that he was quite angry and at the same time, his eyes would be slightly red when he spoke Subhanallah because of the serious the message as though he was telling them look, this is what will happen in the morning and this is what will happen in the evening regarding the army Subhana Allah
so at times that is required, but you don't go home and treat your family members like like soldiers have an army No, you speak to them come like family members like children like wives and daughters May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us as sweet as we can within our homes inshallah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this term As salam o aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. May the peace and blessings of Allah be upon you, may you be protected from my harm. That is the meaning of a salam o Alaikum. I guarantee you I won't harm you and I'm making a prayer for you that the blessings of Allah be upon you and his mercy, that is the greeting. So we should not consider that
greeting cheap. And we should consider it in fact, an act of worship Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when you want to talk to someone start off with a Salam.
A salam o cobbler column, you greet first and then you start speaking.
And Allah Subhana Allah says, In Surah Al anon, what
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when the believers come to you, then first you tell them a Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. then deliver the message to them that Allah is most merciful, most forgiving Subhana Allah, we ask Allah to have mercy on us inshallah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when someone greets you, you must respond with a better greeting. And if you can't do that, then at least at least equate it so if someone were to tell you a Salam aleikum, you are meant to respond to them, while a como salam wa rahmatullah or rahmatullah wa barakato. And if they have got all three, because you receive 10 rewards for each segment. So one, two and 330 rewards if they have 30 make sure you don't get less
than 30 You must also clock the same if they took 10 Why must you just only take 10 take 30 as well so Han Allah, imagine someone is dishing out money. May Allah protect us if the others are only taking 10 if you're allowed to take more inshallah, that's regarding wealth and money What about when it comes to the blessings of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need them we actually need them. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us blessings.
So Allah says in Surah Nisa, what either For ye
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do in Allah Hakuna Allah Alisha in Hacienda. When you are greeted with a greeting then respond to it with a better greeting or with an equivalent greeting for definitely your up but your Lord is definitely taking account of every minor and major issue may Allah subhanho wa Taala take an easy account of our deeds. So Allah says after that, increase your good words What are good words. Let me mention some of them.
mentioned in Soraka, the word insha Allah is a good word. if Allah wills, Allah says in Surah
Allah de Colon Alicia in in Niva,
Nika, vaadin illa.
Allah law, don't ever say that you are going to do something tomorrow or in the future, except when you have uttered the term if Allah wills because Allah is the one in control. And that is the etiquette of a Muslim you say I'll come and see you say insha Allah. So if you want to have good speech, you must add Allah in the equation whenever you are speaking about the future, and whenever there is something good, you've seen something good for yourself, as well as for others. Allah says in Surah, Taka
while Allah if the Fanta, Janata Kakuta, Masha Allah when you enter your garden, you should have said Masha Allah Alhamdulillah All praise is due to Allah. This is what Allah has willed for me. This is what Allah has willed for him or for her. We should be happy whenever we see something good. Let's not become upset at the goodness of someone else. Because that also is not the quality of a true believer. We ask Allah subhanahu wa taala protection. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the etiquettes of calling someone when you want to call someone Don't scream, don't shout, especially when they are not children when they are not your peers, when they are not, so to speak,
under your control, when they are respectable, respectful people treat them as such. Don't scream their name from one corner Hey, come here that is an Islamic and the etiquettes require that we go as close as we can to the person then we call them with a respectful manner. Listen to what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam had instructed his companions he recited this verse because some companions very sadly called him from behind the rooms very far and they say Mohammed, that's not how you call the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam no ways. And that is not how you treat the respectful people. You don't call him like that. Allah says in Surah 200 in alladhina, Yuna do una
de la Aquino, those who call you from outside the rooms, when you are inside, and they scream your name from outside, most of them don't even have the understanding. While
la, la Cana la home, if they were patient until you came out to them, it would have been better for them. So panela that is how you speak to the messenger. Then Allah says that this was in Surah Allah and Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah to move
slowly by in a coma do a ba ba,
ba ba this verse has more than one meaning but let me mention the meaning connected to our topic tonight. When you are calling the Prophet don't make it similar sallallahu alayhi wasallam don't make it similar to you calling others because there is a vast difference between calling the respectable Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and calling the others so that is one of the meanings of this particular verse. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us also that when you are speaking, don't scream and yell and don't raise your voice drop your voice, you should only raise it according to what is necessary. So if you are speaking to an army of 10,000 men and you don't have a loud
hailer, then obviously you are not supposed to be using this verse that tells you lower your voice and say, you know, the army must listen to what I'm saying you lose the battle. Allah protect us. They won't hear what you're saying. You need to raise your voice. But at the same time whenever you are speaking to one or two people don't raise your voices though you are deaf. Normally when people phone the telephone, when they phone someone in Australia, very sadly, psychologically they think it's far. So they say hello, and the response comes are you and so on. All that is psychological May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection, lower your voice they can hear you even if you whisper
in the telephone, nowadays that operators will carry your voice Subhan Allah, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah has really we asked him to bless us all. I see we enjoying the topic tonight. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us enjoyment in the dunya as well as in the era.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, Look man, the son of Luqman alayhi salatu salam was given advice by his father Allah loves that advice so much that Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of it in the Quran because the lesson is for all of us, Wallah to saw the girl in a similar time she filled out the Maha don't walk with arrogance in this world, oh my son, and don't show your cheek to the people which means don't turn your cheek in arrogance and boastfulness. Don't try and be
A person who is above the rest Oh my son. And then he says, Oh my son, and this is advice. What goes with a v machico?
So dig in.
Swati, listen to me. When you walk, walk moderately. And when you speak Lower your voice for definitely if you were to raise your voice, you would sound like a donkey. He's telling his son, and when he tells his son and this is quoted in the Koran, the West sound is that of a brain donkey. May Allah protect us, because you don't understand what it's saying. It's screaming so loud, you don't even know what it's what it is saying. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is telling us there is a difference between us and animals. When we speak, we'd like people to understand Allah subhanho wa Taala Quran does good speech. And Allah says, regarding the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
the lesson was for the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu meant for all of us when it comes to respecting our elders and those who are above us, the scholars of this Deen Allah says, Let
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don't you dare raise your voice above the voice of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam never, don't ever do that. And don't speak to him as though you are speaking to one another. Because if you do that your deeds might be wasted May Allah subhanho wa Taala never waste our deeds. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us the womenfolk in fact Allah tells them when you speak. Don't beautify your voice when they ask strange males. No, don't do that. Allah tells us this in the Quran. And this was addressed to the wives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says, Don't speak soft. Don't speak softly for our women, we would translate it differently. We would say never, ever
speak provocatively go out of your way to make sure that your speech is not provocative. Subhan Allah. Allah says in Surah
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don't speak in that soft, sweet female tone to strange males, lest a person who has a disease in his heart might then arouse his own desires and he might get the wrong picture altogether. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. When a female answers the phone, she must be polite, and she must not utter or she must not say words that are provocative and at the same time she must not speak in a voice that will give the wrong picture of who she is and make her cheap. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant honor to all our women inshallah.
That's how deep the Quran has gone. So hon Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us how we should be speaking to our parents the gift of speech, treat it as a gift. Allah subhanho wa Taala says regarding parents falletta Coloma
wala, Houma wakulla, Houma Kola,
garima Karima, don't ever use the word
with your parents? Allahu Akbar. What is the meaning of that? When they ask you to do something out of laziness, you come out and you say, you know now I don't know. You know, she's telling me so much and she knows that is disrespect. Keep quiet, it's better for you obey the command and instruction so long as it there is no disobedience of Allah in that instruction. It is a command. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us the ability to respect our mothers and our fathers.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala continues to say, what Latin how Roma. Don't ever be repulsive. When you are speaking to your parents. Be careful. It's a major major sin, no repulsive meaning quick to answer back, quick, quick, you want to answer back. Allahu Akbar, Allah says that will be a means of kiss. Those are your parents have you not thought your creation is connected through them? By Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah chose to give you those parents, they are the ones inshallah whom you will respect at least with your utterances, don't be repulsive. What will lahoma Allahu Akbar, Allah says, and when you speak to them, speak to them in a proper polite manner that is full of goodness
and politeness. May Allah subhanahu wa Allah grant us the ability to respect our parents, may He forgive us wherever we've gone wrong.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks after telling us about our parents, he speaks about a foolish person. And he says when you are speaking to those who are foolish, then also don't go into deep discussion with them. Just utter a few words and walk away. So hon Allah, Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah Nisa,
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I will not go into the whole verse But Allah says, Those who are foolish when you are speaking to them, then speak to them with good words with kind words with words that are full of justice. And then Allah speaks about the orphan. When we speak about the orphan child, let's bear in mind Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was an orphan. So naturally Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us regarding the orphan in Surah Taha, most of us know this verse by heart for Melia Team alfalah taco, don't ever utter anything oppressive to an orphan child, never. It's a sin. If you want to speak to an orphan, speak properly, speak polite. Treat them with utmost respect and dignity no matter what
age they are off. And Allah says, while am I?
Enough Allah. Don't ever be repulsive. When it comes to a bigger one who is begging Don't be repulsive. Listen, get out. I don't want to give you know, if you can't, you can look at them, maybe make a sign to them. Maybe, maybe respectfully try and inform them tell them Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bless you when you speak to them with respect. Because if you don't, we don't want to see a day when Allah turns the tables and you have to begin to ask and then people send you away also, Allahu Akbar, we need to think about this. The speech is a gift, and we should treat it as a gift inshallah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Those who then want to give the charity to
that bigger or to the orphan or to a good cause. Allah says, Don't ever brag about it thereafter. Don't say bad words after that, because that will spoil your charity. Allah says, To utter a good word is actually better than a charity that is followed by bad words. To say a good word is better than to give a charity and other bad words after the charity you'd rather have not given the charity May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us acceptance each Allah so Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that in Surah Al Baqarah Coloma ruffo, Romeo sadati.
A good word. Kodama rufen, and forgiveness to forgive others is better than a charity that is followed by harm when someone harms when someone brags when someone presses thereafter. May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us all protection. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the good words go up to Allah. When someone utters good words of Vicar, the good words, the pious words, the great the words will have gratitude, the words of gratefulness and so on. They go up to Allah subhanho wa Taala they are recorded definitely. And a person is rewarded Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah la he also I don't call him up while Amma lasagna.
The good words are indeed recorded with Allah subhanho wa Taala they get to Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Vicar the remembrance of Allah is the best that you could utter with your tongues, one of the best that you can utter with your tongues, the remembrance of Allah. And Allah makes mention of this in Surah Baqarah regarding had that when a person gets to most deliever they should engage in more Vicar for either acaba De Sica, Khun Falco, la casa de como,
como de la, Allah says when you get too much deliever you should engage in lots and lots of Vicar. More than you would remember your father's and more than you would remember anyone else and more than they would ever remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala accept the decree that we engage in insha Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us about da da is the prayer the supplication he says to supplicate is also a gift when Allah has granted you the ability to supplicate Don't be stingy. And don't be selfish. And don't forget that this world is temporary. So when you are making dua, don't only make dua for this worldly bliss and happiness but make dua for the grave and make dua for your
goodness in the era as well. Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says fermina CMA aku kulula bana Tina dounia wanna move in? karate min holla for there are some people who say, Oh Allah give us in this dunya give us this and that and that and they don't even make a dua for the Akira. Allah says they will get nothing in the opposite of because we will respond to their to Allah and we will give them what they wanted. And we will tell them you didn't ask for anything for the alpha.
Allah do that for us. And Allah says immediately after that woman whom a colo Ravana, Tina Fey, dunia Hashanah orfila Fe, Santa joaquina.
There are some who say Oh Allah, grant us goodness in this world grandma's goodness in the life after death.
And save us from the torment of the grave Allahu Akbar, and save us from the torment of the hellfire. Allah subhanho wa Taala says for them, they will have a portion of what they've asked, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah grant us all forms of goodness inshallah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us when you utter a word, make sure it is full of justice. Don't ever say a word that is full of falsehood, because that will result in the case of Allah. Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah, Al anon was either too far De Luca Cordoba, whenever you utter, make sure that it is just even if it happens to be against your own relatives. May Allah grant us justice in sha Allah. So speech is a
gift. A person who bears false witness will definitely be taken to task by the Creator, that Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. Then Allah tells us to handle what Allah when it comes to lies. He says, insurance will unfurl, while takuna can levena call me?
Don't be like those who pay lip service and says yes, yes, we've heard and then they are from amongst those who haven't taken heed, they breed they don't actually follow what they've said. Yeah, I mean, man only matter kolomela alone. Oh, you who believe? Why do you utter words against the actions that you are doing? No, your actions and your words must be equal, do not engage in hypocrisy. That is also a warning from Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that we should abstain from bearing false witness in Surah Al Furqan, the verses we read tonight, when leadin Allah shadowmoon azura. The true believers are those who do not even bear false witness.
They don't even want to witness that which is evil and bad, which is unacceptable. They don't even want to witness it. What either Mr. RUBIN lovely Morrow kerama. Whenever they are passing by a group discussion, or by people who are talking or engaging in that which is evil, unacceptable, or even just a waste of time, the true believers do not waste their time with them. They continue walking and they leave them on one side.
And that is known as lull in Surah mithoon. Allah subhanho wa Taala says successful are those who abstain from that which is unnecessary, that which is vain in terms of speech, that which is evil, that which is unacceptable, and that which is a sheer waste of time. If we engage in that which is a waste of time, we will be hindering our success Allah says, and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, when you hear people talking about Allah and engaging in any form of bad speech, don't be in that company. You must not have friends who don't know how to talk, don't, don't even sit with them. If you sit with them, then you are from amongst them. Allah says fella taco Duma, whom had a goofy
Hadith inviting Ye, Allah says Subhana Allah, if you are to sit with those who utter those type of dirty words, bad words against Allah against His Messenger, any form of lies and deception, Allah says when you sit with them, you should never ever be found with those type of people because if you are seated with him, you are then counted from amongst them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to select our friends, and may we ourselves be good friends to others, because we need to also speak properly speak that which is upright. If you have a friend who has a habit of lies, believe me, you need to eject him from your circle of friendship because you will begin to lie
without even realizing that now you've become a liar. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala give us good friends. And really we ask Allah subhana wa Taala to protect us from every form of evil. And this is why Allah says when they are people who are ignorant, then you just greet them and you carry on. We read the verses tonight in Surah Al Furqan, Allah subhanho wa Taala says about the believers are either cortada who Mangia halona kalu Salah
when the ignorant want to talk to them, they just say peace and they walk away they don't add an extra statement.
So much so that Allah subhanho wa Taala continues in Surah two era to tell us that sometimes when a person is extremely evil, don't even greet him walk away, stay far from him. Subhana Allah, listen to what Allah says in Surah hudi laugh wha wha mubin o Viva Aria Bonnie j Heaney, learn to forgive. Learn to forgive Allah subhanho wa Taala says show forgiveness and then join that which is good and turn away from those who are evil. Those who are bad those who are foolish, those who are terrible company, those who might drop you with them May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us very far from those type of people. They were times at the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Life in his life, when he did not greet some of his companions for a period of up to 50 days Subhana Allah because of a Sunday committed until Allah subhanho wa Taala forgave them. And he instructed all his companions to boycott that those few people, they were three of them on one instance.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of that in the Quran as well. So sometimes, yes, when a person is evil, they've done something extremely bad, it's best to stay away from them. Because if they were to tell you a Salam Alaikum which means I guarantee you I won't harm you. That's the meaning of it. We normally say Peace be upon you, peace be upon us a shallow meaning. When we say peace be upon you from my evil and Peace be upon you from Allah and Peace be upon you in every single way. That is what is included here. Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying be genuine. When you are saying Salaam Don't be a fake, you tell someone I guarantee you I won't harm you. As soon as
they turn their backs. You take a knife and you stab them, Allah protect us. That's hypocrisy that will cause and create disunity and problems in the oma Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who are hypocrites. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us and it's amazing. It's actually extremely powerful. When Allah subhanho wa Taala informs us of how important it is that when we utter, we must be lenient towards people. When we speak, let's be lenient. Look at a powerful message one of the most powerful messages when Allah subhanho wa Taala. In Surah Taha speaks about sending Musa Moses May peace be upon him to feed around the Pharaoh. Allah says to him and his
brother, for Cola, cola ln Allah, Allah who go
when you go to Pharaoh, at a very light, calm words to him which are full of softness and leniency so that he might take heed Subhanallah now let's analyze that statement. At that time who was the worst person on earth? It was round. And who was the best on earth? It was Moses Musa alayhis salam, may peace be upon him. Can any one of us say we are better than Musa no one on earth today can be better than Musa alayhis salam he was a prophet. And Can anyone say that on earth today there is someone with no fear around us to say I am the god he actually told Moses that may peace be upon Musa alayhis salam.
So no one is worse than him. When Allah sent the best to the west, Allah says speak to him nicely. I want to inform you in our lives. Nobody we ever speak to can be worse than three rounds. So we supposed to be speaking even better to them. And nobody amongst us can be better than Moosa. So we are supposed to be speaking even better than Busan a solemn, we are supposed to be even more careful. So we would never ever be as good as Musa and we would never ever be going to someone as worse as we round. So let's be even more careful the way we speak. Subhana Allah you see the power of that message in Surah Taha it's a very deep verse, though it is extremely short Subhana Allah, it
seems like it is just some information of the past, but the lesson derived from it for our speech is extremely powerful. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
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Before we say that someone is not a Muslim, make sure that there is absolutely no sign to associate them with Islam. If there is one sign associating them with Islam, it's enough for us. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, and this verse happens to be in Surah Nisa.
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and May Allah protect our tongues and mouths and May Allah never ever make others utter that we ourselves are not Muslims and may never make us utter that others are not Muslims. Islam is broad inshallah we make dua that Allah
grants acceptance within this huge circle inshallah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us that evil speech to talk bad about someone is disallowed
except from the person who was oppressed himself. If he thinks he has to, in order to gain back what was you said from him, he has to utter what was done to him by the oppressor. It is allowed for him to go public with that.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala says this in Surah Nisa, law you have been law whose job is to me not only a lemma Lambo name, Allah does not accept utterance of evil from anyone except the one who is oppressed if he would like to speak about the oppressor in order to get back his rights. So like someone comes here to the masjid and says, you know, there is a very influential individual in your community here who has stolen my money, and he makes that announcement in the masjid in order to try and get that money back. It would be allowed Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala never let us see those days inshallah.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is warning us in this verse, the warning is actually a different type of a warning that Be careful, don't oppress people, don't be evil. Because if you are oppressing people, then they may have the right to inform a certain selected group of people who may have authority over you to tell them what exactly you have done in order to get there right back. Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding this is why when you go to the courts,
if the judge says what happened, you can say no judge, I can't tell you because I'll be backbiting Allahu Akbar, you need to speak there's no backbiting there. Allah says if you are oppressed, you need to tell exactly what happened. Speak. Even if it's evil, you need to talk. That's the time you have to talk. This is what is included in this verse as well. Subhana Allah, you can't pretend to be so pious that you say no, no, it's backbiting you know? lavaca Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant his acceptance and piety inshallah.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala then says that the example of a good word is so powerful in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa Taala really by revealing this verse brings tears to our eyes. Do you know what example he gives us? A good word and a bad word in the Quran. Listen to what Allah says in Surah Ibrahim, very beautiful, very, very beautiful. Subhan Allah, Allah says, lm Tara cave, Allah who met Allah Have you seen what type of an example Allah has given? Kelly moto Paiva Keisha giratina, pa ye Paiva a good word is like a good three Subhan Allah, Allahu Akbar, we might not yet know exactly what that example is trying to make of this particular item that is being explained. But listen to
what the verse says, Allah says,
a good word is like a pure tree like a good tree, the roots are deep down, and the branches are in the sky. Allahu Akbar. So what's so big about that we need to understand it is very big. It means the route is depicting this world. The route is depicting the dunya The earth is depicting this life, and the sky is depicting the heavens and paradise. And Allah says, In this world, you will have a firm standing, you will have respect the route will go down because you utter good words, you will have that firm solid, standing in society and community you've added a solid word. In this world, you have a solid standing.
And when you pass away, the branches are heading straight into heaven because those good words you will have a full reward for it. So it's like a good three so Han Allah.
Then Allah says he continues to say listen to a bad word. What's the example of a bad word? One methyl Luca, limiting hobby 13 cache jawatan hobby 13. Eg to set me up loud, would you to stretch me
out the mela Hamming or Allah says the evil word. The bad word is like an evil tree a bad tree that has been uprooted from the earth. Now when there's a tree that's uprooted from the earth, it has no benefit in this world which which means there is no route going down. And it doesn't even go up to heaven because it's lying flat and it will rock Allahu Akbar. If a plant is has no route inside either rocks, so when a person at his bed with they'd rather rots Allah is saying Subhana Allah, and that will return to them. Look at the power of the example of Allah Subhana Allah Allah Subhana Allah, Allahu Akbar. Then Allah says, and this is by far one of the most powerful messages of the
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So if we want to utter these words as the last words as we are leaving Allah tells us you have bitola who Latina Amano Bill colita means Allah will make them strong with that word Allah will inspire them the good word in the dunya as well as in the afternoon inshallah. Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us from amongst those who can utter the Shahada at the point of death when the pangs of death are overtaking a person to remember these words is not everybody's job Subhana Allah, may Allah make it ours in sha Allah.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us after that,
that some of this best of speech belongs to a person who calls towards this religion who calls towards goodness, anyone who is calling others towards goodness, anyone who is teaching anyone else any form of goodness, inshallah, there they are. Utilizing that speech in the best way they could Subhan Allah and obviously the best of goodness is this Deen of Islam Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah tosylate
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Subhana Allah who is better in speech than the one who is calling towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and he does good deeds and he says that I am a believer, there is no one who can be better than that person in speech Subhana Allah, we ask Allah to make us from those who can call towards Allah. And those who can themselves walk towards Allah subhanho wa Taala and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah, Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, whenever you are calling towards the path, make sure you utter good words listen to what he says, with the LS sebelumnya bakeable hickmott in one hour. ivatan has an Illuminati accent, when you are calling towards a law call with
wisdom checked. One is to have knowledge. A lot of people have a lot of knowledge, but the other is the ability to convey it in a very tactful manner. That is not everybody's job that requires a lot of experience. It requires Sitting at the feet of the allama of the oma and learning from them how they have spread the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala we need to be wise. And this is why when a person is young and graduated, they have lots of bubbling energies in them they want to fix up the whole world because they've learned a lot of knowledge Mashallah and they go up to everyone and say oh, you this is not a Muslim and that person is this and that person is like that. And this one is
like this and I'm the only one whose rights that is all the energy of you know wisdom at all. When you might have knowledge you don't have tact, you don't have wisdom. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us because wisdom will require
that you understand that those you are talking to when they are wrong, your job is not to go and despise them. Your job is to try and love for them the goodness that you have and to try and want them to have it as well. So therefore you will employ the sweetest and the best of methods to try and bring them on track not to go and despise them and call them names because Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us in fact I take my paper out there is one more thing that I remember just now Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us after mentioning that when you are calling towards Allah subhanho wa Taala you must make sure you utter words of wisdom.
And when you speak when you remind them remind them correctly and when you debate with them debate with them in the best of manners, this is referring to the non Muslims as well as whenever we are calling towards Allah subhanho wa Taala but a very important point Allah subhanho wa Taala has prohibited in Surah Surah
scoffing at people
Using your own tongue, your speech, Allah gave you a gift, you want to scoff at others. Allah says don't ever do that. And Allah This is the women Allah says you also the women folk make sure you don't scoff at others because they might just be better than you. Allah says that in Surah Allah and Allah says, Do not call each other bad names. Do not bad mouth people do not engage in falsehood do not engage in evil. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the same surah
do not defame others Allahu Akbar, defamation is a crime. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala protection. Now at the end of this particular talk, really we make dua to Allah to have accepted from us the utterances of the Quran we've uttered in Salah to have accepted from us the sitting here for an hour every single night to listen to the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala and to have accepted from us the half of the month of Ramadan, we have completed 15 Salas of tarawih in this month, have we realized that we are now at the peak inshallah, from tomorrow we will be going down the mountain, we ask Allah Subhana Allah to accept it from us. Look at how quick it was. May Allah subhanahu wa taala
really make this a Ramadan with the difference in sha Allah. It is so beautiful to stand in Dharavi full of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala enjoying listening to Allah Kalam and thereafter being spiritually elevated by the words of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah May Allah subhanho wa Taala elevate us all in the dunya as well as in the Euro was Allah Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah Subhana Allah homovanillic connection to Allah Allah Elantra stouffville kawana to buoy Lake