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Speak A Good Word Or Remain Silent
Channel: Muiz Bukhary
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Friday sermon delivered by Sheikh Muiz Bukhary on the 22nd of August, 2014 at the Buller’s road Jumu’ah Masjid, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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We always begin by praising Allah Subhana Allah, who is our Creator, sustain, nourish, protect and cure. We ask Allah the Almighty to Chava his choices of blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his family members, his companions, and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of the AMA, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, first and foremost, I advise myself and then all of you are present here. Let us introspect ourselves let us examine ourselves. Let us instill in our hearts taqwa and that is to fear Allah subhana wa tada and to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala during every single second
of our lives, if we wish to attain success in this world, as well as the hereafter as a last behind and Medina has seen the victory for the people of taqwa as he stated the noble Koran, in
that indeed, for the people of taqwa is Mufasa his victory is success. So May Allah subhanahu wa tada make us all from the people of taqwa, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam. The topic for today's sermon is speak a good word or remain silent. The topic for today's photo is speak a good word or remain silent. And this topic is in accordance to the teachings of our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam who is reported to have said and the Hadith is recorded in Bukhari and Muslim This is part of the Hadith where he said a lot Marlin SLM is reported to have said, Man can be learned to mean
that the one who believes in a loss of a high number to Allah and the Last Day failure cool higher on Alia, smoke, let him speak a good word or let him remain silent. Failure will hiren Alia Smith, let him speak a good word or let him remain silent. My dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, it is upon us to thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the numerous bounties and favors that he as Virgil has conferred upon us numerous other bounties indeed, and from these boundaries comes about a very great blessing and that is this tongue of ours, Allah Subhana. Allah has blessed us all with tongues, the tongue is such an important part of our bodies, that it is so vital, it is the most
important it is so widely plays an extremely important role in terms of our speech, in terms of our speech, and it is so important that it has become a metal and in all and alternative term for speech or for language, just as how we would say, when we are talking about the native language of a person, we would say it is mother tongue, it is mother tongue, we use the word tongue here to indicate speech. Likewise, if we were to describe an eloquent orator, we would say that he is a silver tongue. He is a silver tongue. In other words, to say that he can speak very fluently, very eloquently.
So this tongue of ours, this tongue of ours is an extremely important limb, and Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said that the one who can safeguard that which is between his two Jaws, ie his tongue, and that which is between his two legs, ie his private parts, I shall guarantee him a seat in general law. If you can look after your tongues, if you can gauge or think before you speak in such a way that you only speak good law. And if you can protect your private parts Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam guarantees you a place in Jana? May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us all from the people of gender, but he respected elders and brothers and
Islam. This tongue can be used in such a way that we secure gender and likewise this tongue can be used in an evil way that would drag us into Jaya Johanna May Allah subhana wa tada save us all from the blazing Inferno of her
because by a mere statement by a mere kalama, we become entitled to Jenna la Cava by a mere kalama. By a mere statement by saying that in a in the law by uttering the statements of faith by saying a shadow Allah Allah in the long shadow under Mohammed de basura law, we become entitled for agenda Allahu Akbar. And on the other hand, this very tongue, the same data can be used to associate partners and to a boss behind them for dialogue, resulting in us being decreed for the blazing fire of jahannam may have lost behind them who would either save us all from the fire of Johanna. Today, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, many of us a llama, Rahim Allah, many of us, our
outer, exterior appearance, we look very religious, we look very pious, we wear beautiful selves, perhaps we have a big long beard, we wear the cap, we do all of these exterior things in regard to our appearances, but deep down our hearts, even our hearts, our heart. And likewise, our speech, you know, we don't follow the good conduct that has been taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our conduct is extremely bad is extremely bad, we hurt people, we talk ill about people, we talk bad about people, we backbite about our own brothers, we gossip about them, we put them down, we dishonor them, all of these things are against the teachings of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi
wasallam. And that is why he said a long while he was advised us Philip will run only a small, speak a good word or remain silent.
Just think of it this way. During an average day of a human being. Just think, how many gatherings do we participate in? Or perhaps during our lifetimes? How many gatherings do we participate in? Let it be even a meeting between two individuals? It's a meeting where you discuss this thing of how many gatherings we participate in? How many gatherings we take part in how many words do we articulate an average human being articulates around 10,000 to 15,000 words per day, per day 10,000 to 15,000 words per day. So just think how many of those words are pleasing to Allah behind me, Medina, how many of those words are Wayne's speech? How many of those words are angering Allah
subhana wa Taala? Let us think before we speak my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, if we don't have something good to say, let us keep quiet. Let us keep quiet. Because
today we live in a world with so much of jealousy, there's so much of envy, there's so much of hatred, this is the world that we live in. whatever profession it be, whatever field it be. What we need to understand is that however good we be, however, high up the ladder we may be, there will always be someone better than us, there will always be someone better than us. And there is no point in trying to battle with that you are trying to battle with the way lost behind and what Allah has created this world, it is upon us to accept it. And we should not envy another person. We should not envy another person. We should not feel jealous towards another person. Because the minute we start
harboring these evil qualities such as jealousy, such as envy, hatred, these things will result in us using our limbs, especially our tongues in a way that will displease Allah Subhana Allah jealousy is an extremely
is a destructive quality it is a self destructive emotion. It destroys the individual from within May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all from the evil quality. Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said in Hazzard Koolhaas Anna. Kamata toluna will happen
in Al hasa. Yet Kunal has an ad Kamata una will happen indeed jealousy destroys your good deeds jealousy destroys your good deeds. What are we here in this dunya? For all of us, we are striving to do as much as possible. Why do we come early for Salatu? Juma? Why do we come to the masjid? Why do we wake up early in the morning for Salatu tahajjud Why do we rush and make it to the masjid for Mr. jamara? Why, why, why are we all seated here instead of being in our offices, and perhaps visit our businesses etc. Why are we here? We are here to please Allah subhanho wa Taala we want to earn more and more good deeds to please allow us behind them to secure the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala
to secure Jenna, but then look at the words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the Casa de coeur de la Santa indeed jealousy destroys your good deeds. So what is the point in striving and doing good deeds and then on the other hand feeling jealousy of harboring jealousy towards an individual resulting in all of your good deeds being wiped away and look at the example after that sort of I said a long while ago sentiment on to say in al hacer de hacer una cama de una ohata indeed jealousy destroys your good deeds just as how a fire would gobble up firewood just as how a fire would gobble up firewood you know, firewood is generally very dry firewood is generally very
dry, the minute you light it, it's going to catch up in flames and the fire itself will gobble up all of that firewood at a very in a very short span of time. Likewise jealousy, eats up and destroys all of your good deeds. May Allah subhanahu Allah save us all from the evil quality,
very respected elders and brothers in Islam, because the minute jealousy comes into the hands of an individual, like I said, it will start making it will start to make him You may make him or her use his or her limbs in such a way that will be displeasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala that individual will start using his tongue in a way that will displease Allah subhanho wa Taala. He will talk bad about the person he envies he will talk bad about him he will try to put him down. He will gossip about him. All of these things bad bad actions will start emanating from his limbs. May Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all and an extremely evil action that is very closely linked to jealousy
is evil. I align known as evil I align ohakune Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said lie no happen. Evil AI is true. It is a reality because today we have individuals who said you know there is nothing called evil AI we don't believe in evil AI. It is some kind of a superstition. It is some kind of a myth. We can't believe in it. But then the words of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Bama young Tiguan in our in our in our view you have he does not speak out of his own desires. Whatever he states is from divine inspiration from Allah subhanho wa Taala he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam teaches us I know hacohen even I is true. My beloved chef mm hmm
Rahim Allah is reported to have said that evil is the main cause behind evil eye behind evil eye is liking something. It starts off by liking something and more. And very often something that does not belong to that individual. The minute perhaps he sees a nice house, or sees a nice motor vehicle, he likes it. It does not belong to him. He wishes for it. He likes it. He looks at it. And then the evil soul the evil soul that is within each and every individual takes hold of him and makes him follow that particular object makes him pursue that particular object fills his heart with love for that particular object so that he starts to pursue it in such a way that he poisons he uses the
poison of evil eye on that particular object on that video.
object it can be an object, it can be a talent, it can be the fame of an individual. It can be the talent of an individual. It can be the capability of an individual. It can be the wealth of an individual, it can be the looks of an individual, it can be the voice of an individual. It can be many things, many things, but it is upon us to free and purify our hearts from this evil quality of jealousy, so that it does not result in us.
Looking at other people with evil eyes, may Allah subhanho wa Taala save us all.
Let me share with you an amazing narration a beautiful narration once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and the Sahaba at one vida Allah Allah image of mine will all see that they will all see them. And then those were the ones that a lot of it was that I'm asked the Sahaba read one by the island imagine marrying the man who will he informed the Sahaba driven by the Atlantic Marine, the man who will enter the MST now, the man who will enter the masjid now is a person from the people of Genoa Allahu Akbar, a man who will enter now he is from the people of Ghana. The narration goes along the lines of these words, the man who will enter now is from the people of gender. Now the
Sahaba is won by the IRA marine What amazed a person from the agenda from the dwellers of Jenna is going to enter just see who is it Who is it? Is it a Roma? Is it Abu Bakr radi Allahu Allah is the man rhodiola one, isn't it? Who is it? Who is it? They were all looking very eagerly, and then suddenly, a man enters. A man enters his face was wet after he had made ablution His face was wet, and water was dripping from his beer. The description amazing. Water was dripping from his beard. He had his sandals in his hand. He had his two sandals in his hand, very simple. He entered the message no one knew him. No one knew him. He entered domestic and he greeted them said Mr. La.
So how about in one of my data I let him into mine What amazed the next day the following day. Once again, those were the lions Allahu alayhi wa sallam informed the Sahaba there's one light Allah Allah him he married. The man who enters now is from the people of gender. Again, the Sahaba read one of my mind was amazed and they were looking the same man. The same man, his face wet with blue, water dripping from his beard. With both of his sandals in his hand. He enters the majesty of the law, even the US or the law one he could not contain himself. After the gathering. He went up to this man and he asked him permission to stay in his house as a guest. He asked him permission to
stay in that man's house as a guest. The man gave him permission and both of them went home. Now Abdullah the long line he was very eager look at the eagerness Allahu Akbar. Look at the beautiful competition the hell the competition between the Sahaba Ivana Vita Allah Allah Himeji Marine, he was extremely eager to find out what is so special about this individual or what special deed or what special good deed is this individual doing for him to be assured agenda by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam once again, why am I anticolonial Haha, he does not speak out of his own desire sallallahu alayhi wa sallam if he says something it is true, a lot.
No one doubts that.
So after a lot of the Allahu anhu he wanted to know what is this man doing in terms of his good deeds, what is so special about him? So he gives him permission, both of them go home, and he spends the first night in this man's house. And now he very closely observes this man, what is he doing? Just like a normal individual. He has his meals, he makes his Salah, his extra Salawat whatever the NFL Salah that he has to play, and he goes to sleep. He goes to sleep now. A lot of things okay. He may wake up in the night and he may start his night prayer. Maybe he's a man who spends the whole night in Salah. But then Allahu Akbar, the man sleeps well throughout the night. The man sleeps well
throughout the night, he did not get up in the night. He only woke up perhaps a little bit before so that's one
of the alumni who was amazed because it was something normal amongst the Sahaba today, we may Allah subhanho wa Taala say was oh, we wake up at seven o'clock we wake up at six o'clock and we wake up after Salatin. But amongst the Sahaba read one litre is a major marine. It was normal to get up before solids, but it wasn't a big deal. So he was looking at this individual, just like us, he wakes up just before
Salatin fudger he did not spend the whole night in Korea. So he thinks Okay, let me let me observe him for another day. He stays with him for another day and he thinks, okay the following day, maybe he is fasting the whole day, maybe he will fast. The man did not fast. He ate his three meals, he just went for whatever he is obligatory actions, good deeds, he did all of them. But he did not do anything extra night comes and he thinks, okay, he will get up tonight and stay in Korea. Now. He slept the night he woke up the next day, just like normal. Third day, he thinks that mistake for the third day to third day also nothing special. Finally, after a lot of the long line, who goes to the
man and he says, Hello, Joe. Please tell me Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam described you as a person from the people of Jenna, why? or How did you attain this high? daraga this high in rank? What is that special secret deed that you are doing? Please tell me to because I want to do it. And I want to become from the people of Jenna, please tell me, the man thinks. And then he tells him. I don't know of anything special that I do. I don't know of anything special that I do. I don't do any big, great secret good deeds of the law of the land. One was amazed. So finally he leaves the man. As he was leaving and going out. The man calls him again. Yeah, I'm the one coming. Then he comes
back and then he tells him I don't know of any great good deed that I do. But there is one thing, there is one thing. I do not have ill feelings towards anybody.
I keep my heart pure. I don't feel jealous towards anybody. I don't have a jealousy towards anybody. I don't have any ill feelings towards anybody by heart is pure. I don't desire for the things of anybody. Allahu Akbar. My heart is pure from jealousy. My heart is pure from hatred. My heart is pure from envy, my dear respected elders and brothers in Islam, that is extremely, extremely difficult to do.
Try to purify your hearts, purify your hearts from this jealousy, from envy from hatred, stop talking bad about others. Maybe in your own field. Maybe in your own field, you have people who are better than you. So be it. It doesn't matter or at times there may be people who contradict your own opinions. But then that should not make you start talking bad about that individual. No, you should not speak bad about him, purify your hearts, remove jealousy, envy, hatred, because all of these qualities, like I said in the beginning will result in you doing things that will displease Allah Subhana Allah Allahu Akbar. Rather, you will get a good night's sleep if your heart is pure. If
you're not jealous of anybody. Be happy with what you have. Be content with what you have, be happy with the house that you have, whether you own it or whether you have rented it. Be happy with the vehicle that you have, do not desire the things of others do not desire the things of others. For if you do that, that means you are not happy with the decree of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
If you are not happy with the decree of Allah behind Medina, over you, you will desire for the things of others. Oh how I wish that I had a house like him or how I wish that I had a motor vehicle like his vehicle, or how I wish that I had a wife like his wife, may Allah Subhana Allah Allah save us all.
Be happy, be content with what you have for contentment is the greatest treasure a human being can get. You don't have to have millions and millions of dollars in your bank account to be content. contentment is to be happy with what you have with even the little that you have. You will get a good night's sleep you will be able to function smoothly, but the individual who is greedy who wants things he will be a hankering behind dunia throughout his life. He will be hankering behind dounia running behind dunia trying to get things that do not belong to Him, He will try to live a lifestyle that he or she cannot afford.
That he or she cannot afford.
He it is within his capability to purchase a house which is perhaps a 10 million Sri Lankan rupees. But then he looks at a person who owns a house which is worth a 30 million. And now he wants that he takes out loans or perhaps borrows money and all of these things, puts himself in a big pit to live a life that he he cannot afford. So naturally he is going to be in a state of depression. His family is going to be affected by that he personally his life is going to be affected because all of those things are detrimental towards Him. May Allah subhanahu wa taala save us all and May Allah the Almighty fill our hearts with contentment so that we be content with the list.
That we have whatever a lost behind and what Allah blesses us with. It has made sugar like ninja turtle z denticon. If you make sugar, if you are grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. If you are happy with the decree of Allah Subhana, Allah, Allah, Allah, the Almighty states, I will increase, definitely I will increase for you.
The more sugar you make, the more you get, but the more you reject the bounties of Allah Subhana Allah than the punishment of Allah subhanho wa Taala is indeed severe. May Allah Subhana Allah save us all from his punishment. Therefore my dear respected elders and brothers and Islam, Think before you speak, Think before you speak, just think I'm going to say something, is it? Is it a good word? Is it going to benefit somebody? Or is it going to harm someone? Or is it just vain speech that is not going to benefit me in this dunya know in the US era, then why after that speech, why waste your breath, my elfie to mean Colin Illallah de Rossi bonati. Remember, every single word of ours is
being recorded, is being recorded. Every single word don't ever think that Oh, I just uttered a word that will never be recorded as loss of the height of what Allah is aware. He knows of every single thing that we do, and everything is being recorded on the day, on the day when mankind will be running around Helter Skelter out of fear. On that day everything will be given to us many respected elders and brothers in Islam in a clear register in a clear book, you will be amazed Oh did I say such a thing it has been recorded, it has been recorded. So be careful. Be careful in terms of your words speak that which is good, or rather remain silent. May Allah subhanahu wa taala help us all to
act upon the beautiful teachings of our beloved master Mohammed said a long while he was seldom and many as a Virgil purify our hearts from all evil qualities such as jealousy, hatred, envy, malaise, and mainly the almighty fill our hearts with beautiful quality qualities with love for one another may hear the almighty fill our hearts with contentment so that we are content with the little that we have. And when he as a Virgil forgive all of our sins. May he accept our good deeds and just as how he united us here this afternoon, may he the almighty Unitas in the gardens of Jenna with our beloved Master Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but after that when in hamdu Lillahi Rabbil