Channel: Mufti Menk
Series: Mufti Menk - Ramadan 2009
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
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honor the ruler, my beloved brothers and sisters and dearest listeners.
Everyone fears oppression. And at the same time, nobody would like to be categorized as an oppressor. So neither would we like to oppress, nor would we like to be oppressed. We need to know what the Quran says about oppression. Allah subhanho wa Taala has spoken very clearly about the various types of oppression and which deeds constitute oppression. The first thing I'd like to do tonight is to make mentioned the meaning of the term oppression. If you were to open the Arabic language, the dictionary of the Arabic language, you would find. It says what O'Shea if he re re, re re re re makani to put something in a place that does not belong to it. So if someone were to try
and weigh a shoe on the hand, that's oppression, because they are putting it on the wrong place. So to put something where it does not belong, that constitutes oppression. However, there are two main types of oppression when it comes to the Sharia. When it comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala his explanation. The first is that oppression way.
Another individual is not involved. It is a person himself, who oppresses by engaging in a major sin in something big, some extreme sin, something that is serious and severe, that is known as oppression. In that case, the Quran refers to it as oppressing oneself. Though Allah subhanho wa Taala is involved. When a person for example eats interest, it is considered oppression. Allah subhanahu wa taala is involved. In fact when it comes to interest, I might be wrong. They might even be a third party involved. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
When it comes to a sin such as sheep, associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. If the person or the being or the creature who is being associated as a partner with Allah subhanho wa Taala is not a party to that partnership. Then there is only one person involved and Allah subhanho wa Taala is being sinned against. But if the person who is being associated as a partner with Allah or the creature is involved, then there is more than one person it becomes oppression of two or three different types. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala His forgiveness and we asked him to make us not from amongst the oppressors. I mean,
this having been said, we need to know when a person oppresses where only Allah subhanho wa Taala is involved by committing a sin they've oppressed themselves, Allah says he will forgive them if they seek forgiveness. If you repent to Allah, you confess your sin to the Creator Himself, and you promised him not to do it again. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says he will forgive you. But where there is another party involved and that is the second type of oppression, where you are oppressing a fellow human being whether you are oppressing your wife, whether you are oppressing your children, your family members, your parents, and your relatives or your business partners, those who work for
you those whom you are working for. If you are oppressing another person, that is a bigger crime. It is a major, major sin and it is something that there is no guarantee you are going to be forgiven. For. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala his protection, why is there no guarantee because the minute a third party is involved, Allah says, I step out of the picture, it is between you and then if you have wronged someone, for example, backbiting is great operation. If you have back bitten about someone or gossiped about them, you will have to go to them to seek forgiveness, you have no way out besides that Allahu Akbar, you will have to go to the individual you have deceived or you have
cheated and you will have to say, forgive me I have wronged you. If they don't want to know details and they say you are forgiven, it's okay. But if they don't want to forgive you, it is their rights. I've mentioned a few days back
that some people think that by doing a good deed on their behalf or by reading a few hours, you will be forgiven for backbiting That is incorrect and invalid. Let me quickly explain to you what happens there. Some of the old Lama have suggested, and it's just a suggestion, there's no guarantee that if you go to someone and you seek forgiveness for having back bits in them, or oppress them, and they do not forgive you, then they may just be one way that might help you. If you do good deeds on their behalf on the Day of Judgment, when they want justice, they will see two things from you. One is the oppression and the other is a good deed that you did on their behalf. And then they may just feel at
that moment to forgive you. That is why we say do good deeds or make dua for them and so on. But remember, there is no guarantee that you will be forgiven, if you have oppressed an individual. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding it is a very big misunderstanding to think that without going to them, you are forgiven. And this is why one is it is easy for someone to say listen, Brother, you have written about me, I forgive you. That's quite easy. But the damage that is caused by that backbiting that rumor, spreading that deception, it now becomes the duty of the individual who created the gossip and rumor and backbiting and so on, to go back and unwind what he
So if someone forgives you, it is still your duty then to go back to every person you went to and tell them look, I told you this it is incorrect. It is invalid. And please can you go to whoever else you told and tell them that it is invalid? May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us an understanding what is the worst oppression mentioned in the Quran? The worst and the greatest oppression the greatest sin that is known as womb in the Quran? Allah Subhana Allah Allah says in Surah lukeman in a shear gala von Neumann loving indeed, associating partners with Allah is the biggest crime you could ever commit. And I'm sure this is repeating itself every day. All the angles
that the Quran discusses this topic are amazing. It discusses this topic almost every time the topic of association of partnership with Allah, every time a sin is mentioned, this is also mentioned and Allah warns us about it. Because sometimes people are associating partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Without realizing sometimes they realize it but their arrogance leads them to deny. Sometimes they defy. Sometimes they argue and debate saying that we are not associating partners May Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us away from this biggest crime that shavon has promised that he is going to try with every one of us to do that. Now Allah subhanho wa Taala keep us away from shaitaan and keep
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associates partners with Allah subhanho wa Taala and does not seek forgiveness and they've died in that condition. There is no hope for them. Allah says I won't forgive that sin. I will forgive all other sins but not that if they've died in that condition without repenting, there is no hope for them. But if they have repented, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all forgiveness. In Islam I a Jew buma Kabbalah when you adopt Islam and you submit to Allah, it deletes your past completely all the evil that may have been done, even if it was still is completely deleted. So Allah subhanho wa Taala then makes mention of another aspect of gloom and oppression. Allah says there are some people
who have taken God's besides Allah who loved them similar to the love of Allah, similar to the love that they are meant to be loving Allah subhanho wa Taala sometimes people sit in front of a human being with so much respect, that they don't even sit like that in front of their own creator. They are being warned, in Salah they will fidget they will temper they will miss look from side to side, but sitting in front of someone, they will sit with such respect that they are insulting the creator telling him indirectly I respect this man more than I respect you Allahu Akbar. This happens very subtly. We need to watch out and look out for our deeds. And it happens sometimes to even the best
of us may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us because we need to know there is a fine line between respect and worship. And shaytan wants us to cross that line all the time. There is a very fine line between respect and worship. When it comes to the Allah of the Ummah we will respect them above our heads in sha Allah, but we will never ever render any act of worship for anyone besides Allah subhanho wa Taala that is something that Allah has repeated so many times in clear cut Arabic language in the Quran. He says if you want to make me angry, then you just associate the partner with me May Allah Subhana Allah protect us. Really, Allah says another musharaka nishiki man Amina
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I do not want that which is associated as partnership with me. I am not in need of anything. If anyone associates in a deed, a partner with me, I will leave the deed and then I don't need anything and the partner as well they can all go Allah subhanho wa Taala says that, so we ask Allah Subhana Allah to Allah to grant us all protection and to grant us understanding. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us another form of oppression which is a very serious operation in the Quran, you will be surprised, it is operation that involves a third party I told you, it is very difficult to seek forgiveness for that because when you have committed a sin between you and Allah,
then Allah is the most forgiving, Most Merciful. So Allah will forgive inshallah with a flesh or like a flesh. But when you've committed against someone else, that person is not the hero Rahim. That person is not most forgiving, Most Merciful. So be very careful. Allah subhanho wa Taala addresses those who are married. And they don't really want those wives of theirs. So they neither live properly with them, nor do they want to issue the divorce. They want to fix up their wives, Allahu Akbar. So Allah says, Be careful, don't hold a woman without you wanting to live with her and you don't even want to divorce her. You want to fix her up. Allah says that is oppression, you will
pay for it. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala open the hearts of those who are oppressing in that way. But that having been said, Any woman who feels really and this must be said, The flip side of the coin because we've spoken to certain people who don't want to issue a divorce, and they don't want to live with a woman. And you ask them, Why? Why don't you want to do this? You see this verse says that it is oppression, they will tell you no, because they have threatened to take the children away from me without me seeing them ever again. In that case, you are justified not issuing that Allah, you are justified if they want to do something an Islamic, believe me you are justified they
must first come to the party. They must come to the Sharia they must come wholesale to what Islam says. Then you will also adopt May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us adoption of the entire Sherry are completely And may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from all form of oppression because sometimes one party is guilty of using the Sharia when it suits them. That also is mentioned in the Quran that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that is a great operation was either
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who want to use this double edged sword for them and against him Allah Subhana Allah grant us all protection. So in Surah Baqarah, Allah speaks about the women folk and Allah says, addressing the men, while I
do me a file Delica for Cordova mannessah. Don't ever hold them hanging in order to harm them or to fix them up because Allah says whoever does that has definitely oppressed. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from oppression. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in many sutras in the Quran, in Surah Baqarah there is a verse saying this belief itself is also oppression. When caffee Runa homos volley mu, those who have disbelieved. They are oppressing themselves, they are harming themselves. Allah subhanho wa Taala does not want to harm them. They themselves are harming themselves. They are oppressing themselves. Then Allah says, the eating of haram wealth, the eating
of interest in particular, is great oppression. Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah Baqarah that the laws of economics in Islam the monetary laws in the Sharia are based in
principles that will neither result in you oppressing someone knows someone else oppressing you. If you eat interest, it is completely prohibited because what interest does, it makes the rich richer and the poor poorer. Those who have money will constantly be getting more and more money and those who don't have money will be enslaved by them. Eating interest and promoting interest is slavery, because you are lending somebody money. And at the same time, they are poor, they are now working for you forever and ever. They will be paying you back a lot more whether they have a profit or a loss. The Sherry says you're not allowed to do that. You either lend them that money without taking
back any expense or you share the deal with them. And you take a risk, profit and loss, Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us fair people who can help others, not people who can just eat and you said and this is why interest is completely prohibited whether it is more or less. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Dear hamari ban, this is the blesseth mouth of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam speaking, he says one small portion, one small portion of silver, taken as interest is worse than committing adultery with your own mother. In one narration, it says 36 times Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and save us from interest. So Allah Subhana Allah Allah
says, In Surah Al Baqarah for inlanta Alou, then ob harrowby Mina, la he was Sunni. If you are not going to live interest, then you should know the Creator Himself and His Messenger are announcing war against you. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're in
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on. If you repent, then you are allowed to take back your capital, neither shall you oppressed, nor shall you be oppressed. And this is why if you take a look at the economic crunch that has taken place recently in the globe, it is all connected to interest. Everybody across the globe has a habit at the moment besides the Muslim men who fear Allah, their houses are not paid for. They are living on tick, really, they borrowed money. their cars are not paid for the operators in their house machinery and tools not paid for every month. They are paying. They are so foolish to do that because there is no guarantee you're going to have your job forever. Because there is no guarantee
you're going to be sustained tomorrow. When you are striking a deal for a long term payment. It is as though you now have a guarantee that Allah is going to sustain you Allahu Akbar, and Allah says, No one knows what they are going to get tomorrow. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us. This is why in Islam, we are taught the other way.
adjust yourself to your economic level. Even if you cannot afford what the Joneses have no problem you must be smiling with a bicycle. And you must not be infatuated by a vehicle that you cannot own. May Allah Subhana Allah Allah protect us.
If you can only afford to walk then walk if you can only afford public transport, that will be the case. If you can only afford your children to go to a public school, no problem. Do not Do not bend the rules of Islam in order to live on a level higher than what the Creator has put you on because that itself is in gratitude. Allah says one day you will pay for that. Why do you want to have a level higher than the Lord has made for you? Allah azza wa jal and this is why if you take a look at the hundreds of trillions of dollars that were taken out of the system, my understanding of it is the interest of the whole globe was just removed from the equation and everyone collapsed. Allahu
Akbar, that's all that happened. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all protection. And this is why the Islamic system the true Islamic system, would never ever result in people failing and flopping because you have true value for money back to the gold and silver May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all and understanding obviously sounds like a fairy tale to me and you but believe me, that is the only solution. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us from others who are stealing our money. They replaced our coins with papers. Now they are replacing our papers with little plastic pieces. Very soon they will replace the plastic pieces with a small chip somewhere in your body. As you walk
past your bank balance will be deducted May Allah Subhana Allah protect us. It's coming It's no joke. They already trying it as we speak across the globe. May Allah subhanahu Allah grant us all protection. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about monetary oppression. Be careful about people be careful about oppressing when it comes to wealth. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says a person who believes and sees the light and accepts the message thereafter turns away from the message they have also oppressed themselves in a very, very big way. Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah Allah imraan
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says, Those who turn away from the signs of Allah after they clearly come to them. When someone recites a verse of the Quran and tells you brother, sister, this is a clear cut verse of the Quran you are not supposed to be doing this. And you say, look, I you know what, I don't accept it, Allahu Akbar, how can you not accept a verse of the Quran where Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all acceptance and make as good Muslims, the Quran the sooner as well as the books of jurisprudence, all of those hold great value in the Sharia. In fact, the Sharia is made up of that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us this is why in Surah Allah subhanho wa Taala says, All men of lamb,
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who is there who can be a greater oppressor, who is there who can be committing a bigger sin than the one whom who is reminded of Alice's message and Stu turns away from that message turns away completely? Yes, it is different if you are weak or we are weak and out of weakness we admit that this is wrong. Music is haram. For example, if we admitted Subhana Allah there will be room for us to get to that level inshallah at one stage, but if we don't want to admit it, we want to deny it. We want to defy it the naturally we will be promoting it. So Han Allah and Allah subhanho wa Taala has revealed it, then how are we going to answer Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala
protect us this is why a person who admits his sin is far more loved by Allah subhanho wa Taala than one who denies and defies because the one who denies and defines will then be promoting it, whereas the one who has admitted the sin will naturally at some stage give it up May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us admit number one, and may He help us give up the sins we are engaged in. There are certain people who are now if I can use the term Halla realizing things that are haram May Allah protect us. They are now making adultery halal. They are saying no, you can marry and you know, you can just pay for a short moment and you know, a little period of time prostitution is now being made
legal in the name of Islam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and there are people who come out and promote it and they are debating with a verse of the Quran in verses to say here's the verse Allahu Akbar May Allah subhanho wa Taala never misguide us, Allah says he uses this Quran to guide certain people and he uses the same Quran to misguide those who are insincere. Those who don't want the truth, they will be able to misguide themselves through the same Quran by misunderstanding it in Allah Allah Allah will be heard and kita via common oil Baba sorry, Allah raises with the Quran certain people and he drops it and people with the same Quran. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant
this understanding and never ever reject us. And Allah says in Surah Blanca, Booth balharshah
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those who are sinful people, if you look at their lives full of sin, then when it comes to the Quran, they want to come and debate with one verse to try and come in to try and promote the vice they are in and justify themselves. May Allah subhanahu wa taala never ever make us from those who are oppressors And may Allah guide those oppressors to the right path in sha Allah, may he always make us from those really who have sound knowledge and who can tend to those who have sound knowledge whenever we have questions regarding the Sharia. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says there are certain people who lie about
Allah, lying about Allah means when a person says Allah said this and Allah did not say that that is one another is when a person misquotes and misinterprets. The verses of Allah intentionally, Allah says that also is huge operation. Listen to what Allah says in Surah blankenberge Rahman Allah mommy manif
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who has belied who has lied against Allah subhanho wa Taala, who has twisted the reality who has really directly told a lie that Allah has said this or who has twisted the verses of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Allah says, and who is there who is more oppressive than the one whom when they are reminded about Allah, they turn away the twist, they justify, they defy Allah says jahannam is the Abode for such disbelievers May Allah Subhana Allah never make us from the disbelievers. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says another form of oppression, those who laugh and joke about the signs of Allah, the verses of Allah, those who scoff at the believers, those who want to scoff at those who
are trying to be good believers. Allahu Akbar, Allah says those are oppressors. They are oppressing themselves and they may also be oppressing the others. Allah subhanho wa Taala protectors. Allah says you are not even supposed to be seated with them. If you are sitting with them. You will also be classed as an oppressor.
One is oppression by action, and the other is oppression by association May Allah subhanahu wa taala never make us associates of those who are oppressors. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al anon, what? Latina una v. Tina Bon
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in a comida with no home, if you are going to sit with them, you will definitely be counted as from amongst them. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us good company and good associates insha Allah, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that who is more oppressive than the one who blocks the houses of Allah from Allah His name being mentioned in it, Allah says in Surah Baqarah omen of lamb omim mana masa de de la a. Got Avi has Mousavi hobbying una de Gama Canada.
avi. Allah says who is more impressive than the one who blocks the houses of Allah the massage from Allah His name being mentioned in it, whether it is Salah, whether it is a good word, whether it is a lecture, whether it is a Tafseer, whether it is a Hadith, whether it is a good Islamic program, whether it is something that is promoting this Deen in one way or another, all of that is the dhikr of Allah it is the remembrance and reminder of Allah. Allah says, Who can be more oppressive than the one who stops and blocks the masjid from being used for what it actually is meant to be used for? Allah says those people whenever they enter those houses of Allah, they will have a fear in
their hearts. Allah will instill in them a fear and Allah subhanho wa Taala says, thereafter, law home feed dunya while
they will have a downfall in this dunya they will have embarrassment this grace in this dunya Allah says at some point sooner or later, Allah disgraces such people remember, oppression does not last forever. oppression is something that is seasonal, it comes in Allah subhanho wa Taala fixes the oppressor at some stage, may Allah subhana wa Taala never make us from the oppressors. Then Allah says after that, that the others who are oppressed are those who fight the prophets, those who fight the llama, those who fight those who are ordering and instructing goodness Allah says that is huge oppression. And Allah subhanho wa Taala gives an example of those who fought the prophets of Allah
in Surat Ibrahim, Allah says the threat you know, people threaten the Allah, people threaten the prophets. Allah speaks of how they threaten the prophets of Allah alayhi wa sallam Allah says,
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rich men, nor will they toe the toe the line of any mischief maker nor will they toe the line of anyone who has authority here in this dunya they will toe the line of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah subhanho wa Taala make us scholars and make our students of knowledge really, who can I please him at all times inshallah. I mean,
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bad company. We already spoke a little bit about it. Let's make mention of the other this a very powerful this. See how it repeats itself Allah has used so many words to describe a man who has bad company. If a person who has bad company is an oppressor, you can imagine how oppressive the company itself is. Does that make sense to us? If a person who has bad company is considered an oppressor, they are oppressing themselves, they are harming themselves, they will be regretful themselves they will be cursing themselves, then how big a criminal Do you think that person who is actually the bad company is May Allah subhanho wa Taala never make us bad people. And may He never ever make us in
the company of those who are bad. When the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to enter any town It is reported one of the two as he once made and he sometimes used to make is Oh Allah, Let us love. Let us love the the pious of this particular city. Let the people of the city love us and let us only love the pious of the city. There is a reason when the people love us they will be able to come into good company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. But when we love the pious only we will ensure that we will only be in the company of the good Subhana Allah what's the powerful da
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So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the oppressor on the day of the AMA The one who had bad company, why, oh, my
To Morrow, Sunni, Sabina, the oppressor on that day will say, Oh, he will be biting his hands and saying, destruction upon me I should have taken the good path The path of the messenger I shouldn't have had this person has my company and that one has my company and this one is my company. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
Don't worry intentionally I don't point at individuals I normally painted the wall so hannula so people shouldn't think I'm saying this one is bad company. I'm pointing at that light they Allahu Akbar, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah grant us understanding.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us that those people who follow their whims and fancies and who worship their brain, they are also oppresses those who worship their intellect, not everything shall be understood by everybody. Not everything is understood by everybody. In fact, there is nobody who understands absolutely everything. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So Allah His Word is final, it has the deepest of understandings, if you feel for a moment, that there is a mistake in the words of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that itself is the greatest of oppression. Allah says, How can you wish of your own brain? Listen to what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, In
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Your brain doesn't come first to hannula and knockaloe. So he comes before an apple Selim Subhana Allah, that which is revealed, it comes before the brain, you need to spend a lifetime trying to understand what is said there Subhanallah And believe me, there are people who have understood those are the intellectuals. Those are the ones with brains when we understand that the Creator who made me
One whom I'm going to return to, he has sent an instruction manual as to how to learn. If you understand that then you are intelligent, but a person who has a radio and tells you for the size the book, I know what I'm doing. Then they open where you're supposed to put a cassette and they put a battery lockable. They put a battery, they tell you, I know what I'm doing. You say, Well, what's wrong? Is Why is under here, I want to join the wires Allahu Akbar. Then they take the ribbon of the cassette and really read it all out and put it where the battery is supposed to be. That is what we are doing sometimes from a spiritual aspect. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. We
might laugh at it when we give you a physical example. But that example fits sometimes squarely in our spiritual lives when we think we're too clever. May Allah Subhana Allah grant us understanding.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala then tells us that who will guide such an aggressive person who will guide the person who worships his brain. Allah doesn't want people who think they're too clever. Allah doesn't want people who worship their brains. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, use your brain to get closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala not to try and justify yourself in your evil May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that stealing is also a great operation. When the person pinches when they steal when they deceive. It is a great operation. Allah says was Sarika Sarika tufa, taco India Houma, just
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Allah says, the male and the female who steal, you should amputate their hands, you should cut their hands as a punishment and they determined it is not just a punishment, it is a deterrent. And Allah says whoever seeks forgiveness after the operation, Allah will forgive him. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all forgiveness for all the different types of sins that we've involved in. I need to pause there for a moment.
The non Muslims and some Muslims, they say the Sharia is barbaric. You know, you cut the hand of a person who steals and you execute an armed robber. It's true. In the Sharia, an armed robber is meant to be executed that we agree. And the person who has stolen the hand is meant to be amputated. And if they steal again, Subhan Allah the other hand, Allahu Akbar. And if they want to steal again, the feet will come into play. And if they have no fees and no hands, then one wonders what will happen. I don't know if we can cut their mouth, Allahu Akbar.
The reality is it is not as simple as that. We don't just cut hands of anyone who stole anything. The Sharia has no loopholes. And it is not barbaric at all. People have intentionally wanted to misunderstand the Sharia by saying, hey, in the Sharia, you're stoned to death. And in the Sharia, you know you're you're executed. No, that is just one side of the coin. Hello acaba, a person needs to have stolen assert more than a certain amount if it's less than a certain amount, then they will be punished in a different way, amazing. More than a certain amount. Another thing, it needs to have been from a place that is considered as secure for that particular item. So if you have money
sticking out of your pocket and someone stole it, we won't cut their hand No, but we will punish them in a different way. It's your fault as well. It's your fault as well. But if they blew up, you're safe in order to steal the 1000s now we're talking business we go to the next level, then there needs to have been a minimum of two good Muslims as eyewitnesses to have witnessed the crime Subhan Allah
Subhana Allah that means this person is now stealing. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says they are very arrogant about that the fact that they've stolen they're so happy about it, they're proud about it. And they've stolen as as a job because they know they practiced and perfected. No one would have the guts to actually do that Allahu Akbar, unless they are perfect. Allah says now they deserve if they are saying and nothing wrong with them, then they deserve that the hand be amputated. Otherwise, let me inform you of a problem we are facing across the globe. When a culprit is being dealt with lightly we are promoting that crime. So any country where there is a lot of crime, who is guilty,
the law is guilty, nothing else.
Any country where there is a lot of crime, the law is flawed. We cannot promote crimes of Han Allah by being light on the criminals. Allah says a punishment is supposed to be more of a deterrence than a punishment, so Han Allah. This is why the Sharia law says you should stone a person who is married and commits adultery to death. I agree with that, and we believe in it Subhanallah but the conditions are so tough that to this day. There is not a single person in the history of the Sharia.
That has been stoned to death by four eye witnesses or after four eyewitnesses have seen them, the only ones whom that may have happened to those who have confessed and requested for it to happen to them. All the hype in the media is just a joke against Islam Subhanallah
everything about Nigeria and everything about here and there is everything against Islam, it is virtually impossible to catch a person committing adultery with four good Muslim males who are eyewitnesses in the act to come up and describe that independently to a judge in a justice system where the Sharia is being implemented. It hasn't happened. So Pamela, it has not and I challenge and defy anybody who says it has it has not lo Akbar, if it has happened, it is out of confession, it is out of the person asking for it to happen. And when it comes for confession regarding stoning to death, that confession needs to happen. Even when the stoning has begun. The person needs to
constantly say yes, I would like this to happen to me. And that does not happen nowadays. It only happened once at the time of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam or twice according to some narrations. And that's it.
But this is a deterrent more than anything else. It is to deter people to express and explain how severe a crime it is when you are married. And you still would like to go out and commit adultery. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. So let's understand as Muslims, when people tell us about the Sharia, it is not barbaric. There are no loopholes in the Sharia. The Sherry I just wants us to be the best of people, the most pure of people, the most upright of people and that's it. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from oppression. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about. I'm going to quickly move through this some of these crimes that are considered great oppression, to
falsely accuse to lie, to gossip,
to scuff X to defame and to call people bad names. All this is considered oppression, you are oppressing people and Allah says there is nothing we are going to be able to do about it. You will have to sort yourselves out either here in the dunya by seeking forgiveness from one another, or in the era. Allah subhanho wa Taala on the Day of Judgment Have mercy on us and really may not make us from the oppressors. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
a person who hides witness a person who lies when it comes to bearing witness, that person is also a major major oppressor. They have cheated and they have deceived someone who bears false witness in the courts. They have promoted a crime they are oppressive. Allah Subhana what Allah says in Surah Baqarah
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Amina law who is more oppressive than the one who hides who hides the witness or who hides what Allah subhanho wa Taala has made manifest for them. Allah subhanho wa Taala makers from those who can bear witness regarding the entire Sharia in sha Allah. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us something very important. Allah says you see the oppressors when people are oppressive, and when people are sinners, they are all part and parcel of one group. They will protect each other. They will oppress together with each other, they will plan together they will support each other and they will create a cartel with each other. When a person is a drunkard, he mixes with others who are
drunk as that's oppression. When a person commits adultery and accuses others of committing adultery, he has friends who are exactly the same he's click if you look at it is just like him. Allah protect us for her click is just like her.
So this is why Allah says we're in love Ali Mina bah
bah in Surah, two jatiya Allah says these oppressors. These major centers are all protectors and supporters and cronies of one another's. Allah subhanho wa Taala says you'll always find them clustering together, helping each other cover my back I cover yours scratch mine, I scratch yours, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And this verse is repeated many times in the Quran in surah Allah Nam Allah says waka Dally can one Li Bao Bhavani mean Abba Bhima
Cebu because of what they've earned, we make them supporters of one another. We don't want to contaminate that circle by bringing in innocent parties rather with remain, we keep them in that circle and they will be friends with one another. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
that men has been given everything he has desire for everything and is much more. In fact, Allah says in Surah Ibrahim, that if you are to count the gifts of Allah, you won't manage. If you are to count the gifts of Allah upon you, you won't be able to do that. And Allah says still
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man is extremely simple the word volume is used here, oppressive against himself, and extremely simple and still highly ungrateful. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from those who are ungrateful
that Allah subhanho wa Taala calls a certain group of people or presses by name, one of them is around Allah Subhana which Allah says in Surah to Shara, what is nada? buka Musa Tomas Vani mean? komatsuna Allah chacun Allah says, when we called Musa alayhis salam, we instructed him to go to Iran, we instructed him to go to the oppressors. Who were the oppressors around and his people, won't they be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So imagine Allah has called certain people oppresses and sinners by name. May Allah subhanahu wa taala never do that to us even on the Day of Judgment. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in many places in the Quran, he says he will not guide
those who are oppressive. So if you would like guidance first stop oppressing if you want guidance, stop sinning. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can stop because Allah says hola hola hola como volley mean? I'm sure we've heard that voice many times. Allah does not guide those who are oppressive, those who are sinners. Allah says he doesn't like those who oppress. He says in Surah Allah Imran Allahu la Bhavani me in Allah does not like those who oppress then in tsunami says, in a hula volley moon, those who oppress, they will never succeed. They will never taste through success neither in this world nor in the life after death. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says
he is the one who knows who is oppressive. Well Allahu Allah Moby avani mean is rotten am Allah says, Allah knows who are the oppressors? Why does Allah subhanho wa Taala say this, let me inform you. There are many reasons. One of them is that sometimes people are oppressed, and no one is helping them. No one can do anything about them, either because the husband is oppressing, or sometimes the son or the daughter is oppressing. Or sometimes the parent is oppressing. Sometimes the brother or the sister or the business partner, or sometimes there is oppression, to the degree that nobody can do anything about it. Take a look at the globe. There are global forces that are
oppressing others without anyone on the globe being able to do anything about it. Unless we know about it, we will deal with it. Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
And this is why let the oppressor know
that Allah subhanho wa Taala has informed us through the lips of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He was a Muslim. For Inoue, Sabina however in La Jolla, you need to fear the dua that is made against you buy the one you have oppressed, for definitely there is no barrier between that. That prayer and Allah. Allah subhanho wa Taala accepts the dua of the oppressed person against the oppressor himself or herself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never ever make us victim of such do ours and never ever make us so precious. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that this Quran is a means of cure and it is a means of mercy. And at the same time for those who are oppressive, it is a means
of loss. Listen to what Allah says in Surah Surah one as in Amina lucara Nima, why Shiva?
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We have revealed in this Quran, what will bring forth cure for those who believe in it and who read it and what will bring forth mercy for the same and at the same time, it will only increase the oppressors in loss. May Allah subhanho wa Taala never do that to us. And Allah subhanho wa Taala makes mention of the kiss against those who oppress even in Surah. No, no honey salatu salam made the dua. He says Oh Allah, Oh Allah destroy the oppressors. And you know that I was accepted and everybody was destroyed. No, Allah is salam, Noah May peace be upon him, you know, he was in the arc. And that arc Subhana Allah, Allah made him prepare it and bring in the animals into it and so
on. And then the rest were all drowned. Because he made a dua, he made a prayer, he says, while attersee divali Meena Illa
Allah destroy all these people who are oppressors oppressing against themselves, or oppressing against others, and Allah subhanho wa Taala destroyed him. Then Allah tells us that look, Allah doesn't oppress. Allah never oppresses, men oppresses himself when a loved one
issues in the dunya and punishers. In the era, that Allah subhanho wa Taala says is not oppression, men asked for it. We will never ever serve someone, a sentence without them being guilty of it. That's what Allah says. This is what he says in Surah Juno's
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fusa homie of NEEMO. Allah has never and will never oppress any anyone. Even a small amount Allah does not oppress at all. But men oppresses himself and men have oppressed themselves by doing wrong and by transgression. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Then Allah says on the day that a no presser will die, he will ask Allah to give him another chance. There are a lot of oppressed. Yala, send me back. I want to do good and come back. Don't these words sound the same? Doesn't it seem like we've heard these words for other criminals? Also, in the recent days, when we spoke about it, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, fire.
Lee knew Jimmy da kawana who was the oppressors will say when it comes to them, yeah, Allah, give us a little moment. We want to go back quickly and listen to the message of the messengers Yala. And we want to obey your instruction. Allah says no, you were the ones who thought you would never die. You were the ones who thought that reckoning was never going to come. And Allah subhanho wa Taala warns us all in that regard. Allah says, Look,
there are three categories of people that are mentioned in Surah. Allah, Allah says, the three categories of people, those who oppress and those those who oppress and do wrong, that's the first category. Those who tell them not to do it. That's the second category. And those who remain silent, they do nothing about it as the third category.
Allah says we will inflict with punishments, the oppressors, who are the oppressors. Allah says the oppressors are two categories out of those three, those who did wrong, they are oppressors. And those who kept quiet or sat on the fence or didn't do anything about it. They are oppressors. Allah says when destruction comes, it will come to two out of three of the groups. The only people who will be saved will be those who are telling them Listen, don't do this, those who stood up against them and said, Listen, this is wrong. You should not be doing this. So Allah says whenever there is oppression, you need to stand up and do something about it. In fact, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi
wasallam explains it to us in a hadith
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Barnum, he says you will go out and enjoying that which is good, you will prohibit that which is evil, and you will stop the oppressor from oppression because if you don't stop the oppressor from oppression, we will overtake you with a punishment, then you will make a dua and we won't respond. Allah says law. Can you see why someone is oppressing me? No one does anything about it. So I'm oppressed. The next day that oppressor will say, Well, I can getting away with this, you know, press you, no one will do anything about it because they will think look, I've got nothing to do with it. I'm out of the picture here. Then they will oppress the third one, the fourth one, until the whole
community is oppressed. And Allahu Akbar, the oppressors are promoted. This is why we need starts you must nip it in the bud. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. If you take a look at the globe, Subhana Allah, one country attacks, no one does anything about it, what will happen, the next one will go then no one will do anything about it. Then what will happen? The third one will go no one will do anything about it until the oppressor becomes even stronger, and those oppressed will be missed into mincemeat. May Allah subhanho wa Taala unite the oma And may Allah subhanho wa Taala make us wake up from the slumber that we are in.
Really, we don't know what is happening. May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us a deep understanding. Allah subhanho wa Taala then says that he has destroyed complete nations because they were oppressive. Allah says, look into that good. He's showing us he says, look at the destruction of the previous people. Allah says, what can
When when nations are oppressive, that is how we destroy them. Allah says, Look at those whom we've destroyed. One law here we've seen, we've seen people being destroyed in our midst. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
And we've seen nations go cities being flooded. We've seen so much earthquakes and volcanoes. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not do that to us. I mean, then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that we always need to make a do are always need to ask Allah to protect us from all angles of oppression one is, yeah Allah Don't let us be oppressive
That's the most important, the other as important insha Allah, Allah never ever make the oppressors oppress us. The third, Allah never allow the oppressors to be victorious above us. Let's listen to these two ask Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah cosas rabina Jeannie minakami is volley mean to me by Moses May peace be upon him Musa alayhis salam, O Allah protect me from those who are oppressors.
Then inshallah to Allah Allah says, Rabanne, Allah Tatiana Murakami volley mean a lot don't even make us with those who are oppresses Don't make us oppresses don't even let us associate with them. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in Surah minion, or beef Allah Tajani, Phil comi volley mean, la Akbar Allah says Allah Don't make us from amongst those who are oppresses, and in another place, he says, Yeah, Allah. Lotta jalna fitna, Allah says, He says, Don't make us pray. Pray as in p. r. e. Why don't make us victims of those who are oppressors. I mean, well, law is a powerful. Sometimes people don't realize oppression has different sizes and shapes and different methods. And people are
sometimes oppressed, even in their workplaces. Even on the streets, when they walk, sometimes they are oppressed by the scoffing and laughing at others. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever does that definitely will be taken to task by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is why now we come to something very important when the person has oppressed or done wrong, both types of wrong. Allah subhanho wa Taala is so merciful, he says, if you are to turn, he will forgive you. He will forgive you wholesale. Listen to what he says in Surah Nisa.
He says, Why my
miasto v de la hija de la la la la Hema, who whoever does a bad deed, or whoever has oppressed themselves. If they seek forgiveness, they will find a lot to be very forgiving, very merciful. Subhana Allah, straight clear cut verse, Allah says you've done wrong, just admitted, seek forgiveness between you and your Creator. One time you raise your hands like a beggar. You see, we as Muslims, we are taught to raise our hands like beggars. When we say beggars, we actually put our hands out like we are asking for something. We don't close our hand, we put it like we are asking for something. And we say Oh Allah, I have wronged Forgive me, I am sincere, I will not do it again.
The minute you've said that your past is deleted or that sin is completely gone. It's deleted, there is no need to now let it bog you and to worry, you know you are pure luck, but that's how we do it.
We say oh my Creator, oh, you have created me Who has created me. I seek your forgiveness you whom I'm going to return to have mercy upon me the day I returned to you. Yeah, Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala responds, and he responds immediately.
Then Allah subhanahu wa taala tells us that on the day of the AMA, on the day of judgment, the oppressor will want to give a compensation of anything and everything. And Allah says it's not going to help that person. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Rafi, that an oppressor on the day of judgment will come with so many excuses, and Allah will call out, or a caller will call out or it will be made known to them.
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On that day, the excuse of the oppressor or the wrongdoer will not help him at all, it will be too late. And Allah says against them is a curse and they will have a very bad abode. May Allah subhanho wa Taala not make us from them. Today we have looked into the angles from which the Quran has discussed the issue of oppression and sin and rarely there are so many angles every aspect is covered in the Quran. We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us guidance and mercy was on Allahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhan Allah
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