How the Quran teaches us what to do #17 Do Not Insult Other Religions

Musleh Khan


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AI: Summary © The speaker discusses the history and use of negative language in religion, including the negative impact of being a statement of pride and lack of actual pride. They stress the importance of respecting and empowering people to express their own views, as well as praying for Islam's strength and guidance to keep everyone healthy. They also mention recent protests and opportunities for people to show their views.
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Said mid compartmental love you about a care to Al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah. So today's episode is do not never insult another religion. Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says in Surah Al anon, which is actually one of my favorite sources of all time and maybe we can talk about why that is another day but this is truly one of my favorite sodas, at least my top three favorite of all time. This particular soda Allah subhana wa teilen verse 108 tells us while at the zoo, we're living in a their own I mean duni lab feha sub blah hide one below you really don't ever for a moment curse those who call other than Allah while at the subletting near their own admin do Neela

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so these are this is basically referring to people who worship other than Allah, despite how offensive that or how serious that might be in the sight of Allah. You and I as Muslims don't have the right to insult somebody else's religion despite how we might feel okay will tell hate is not there. How can you do that that religions been changed, etc. We don't have that right to do that. And this a is going to tell us why. But before we get there, let's break down the language of the a las panatela says Well, a lot. Now here. It means by no circumstances, there's absolutely no reason why that sobolev in sewable comes from the word setback. And setback also has a sister verb as well

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which is set up and they're they're interconnected with one another seven means to lead somebody towards something. setback, which is the root word of the of what's used in this area means to curse to insult to ridicule, to humiliate to embarrassed basically put somebody down in the worst way. So Allah is saying, Don't curse or put down or make fun of those who worship other than Allah puts the brakes immediately. Now, lots of things come You know, when we're talking about this particular situation set. The first point is, we mentioned that said that leads towards something and that's generally when somebody's cursing and insulting somebody else for whatever reason, if it's because

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of their religion or something else, it's usually to entice them to push their buttons too, to really get them to the point where they say, okay, you know, what, enough is enough, and they react and they attack and they fight and it escalates. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, don't do this with other people's religion. So below, the one below your aim, because in return, they're going to hate a lot and not even realize and know why they're hitting a lot. So yes, when you see those awful comments on in the comment section on YouTube, or on Facebook, or anywhere else, of people, you know, typing the worst sentences that we as Muslims, we can't even utter the sentences of how

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they're cursing our Creator. The Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam or anything else to do with our religion, Allah puts the brakes there says Don't do that to them. in context, the a is also talking to companions, who used to be part of certain religions, and then they accepted the messenger sallallahu sallam, they left that religion behind it. So Allah is saying, don't go back now and insult that religion and be like, Yeah, I know what that's what that's about. I used to be part of that religion. I used to have those questions. Thank God, I'm not there. These people are crazy. We don't get to say any of that stuff. This is a really difficult thing to do, by the way, especially

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in this day and age. Because whenever you're in dialogue, especially when it comes to religion, there's usually two factors that are motivating that kind of conversation. The first is, it's based on evidence, you know, you're trying to come to the truth. Truth always is manifested through delila and evidence. That's how you get to the truth of something is that you try to prove that to them. But when it comes to falsehood, when you're simply just a hater, when you want to put somebody down in whatever way shape or form, lots of emotions start to take into that conversation, so you'll install you'll put them down, you'll scream you'll shout, you'll find illogical ways to explain

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yourself and when you run out of words, and the only thing left to do was to threaten to put down is to say, okay, we need to marginalize, we need to discriminate we need to hate and you create this atmosphere, this culture to hate this group to hate that religion. I'm sure that a lot of you listening to this. This sounds very familiar. Perhaps some of you listening to this. You've come from other religions so you know exactly what this is talking about. And and we actually see this in the poor and especially with the conversations and the altercation between moussaka he said them and fit around 100% of the time filter out only uses emotion they'll threaten Musashi, Sam Hill Hill

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Hill threatened to kill his family.

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Children kill all the women torture people. He'll ask Musa Musa alayhis salaam will ask him so who is your master who is your Rob Farah will ask the same thing when Moosa has to respond. They'll say, oh Buddha, Levy, holla, kakula, Shay in or out arquilla, Shay, in What does aquilegia in Allah, he'll refer directly back to Allah that Allah creates everything provides for everything nurtures everything. But when it comes to fit around, he'll just say, I'll call it an auto book. And with Allah, I'm the, I'm the master, I'm the Lord, I am Allah. And then he'll validate that through, okay, look what I can do. Here's some magic that I can do. Look at all the power and authority Look

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at all these slaves that I control. And then he'll actually turn to his people from time to time. And he'll say to them, didn't I teach you guys that I am your master, so he'll beg and he'll plead. None of this is based on any actual textual logical evidence that could be studied and critiqued. It's all just coming directly from him. And that's usually the first sign of falsehood is when you can't link back something to actual strong delille or evidence, it's almost impossible. Or somebody who has evidence and proof reinterpreted that in a really strange and bizarre way, just in order to validate their own, you know, needs and their own practices and their own intentions. So Allah

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subhanho wa Taala is saying that, look, at the end of the day, don't curse other people for what they're doing, what they've chosen to do, despite how a lot how serious that might be, to Allah subhanaw taala. As believers, you're better than that. And so if you find yourself that you're spending a lot of time responding to haters, maybe this could help you rethink your approach, and perhaps find a more intellectual way to respond. And maybe sometimes the responses don't respond at all, just leave it alone, let it go. I mean, if you respond with more hate than that just fuels the fire in them and the hate becomes bigger and bigger. And that leads us to the second part of the A,

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so below are the one behavior and then they'll end up if they can get through to you to leave Islam or leave your religion and go back to something else. Then they'll start cursing your Islam and start cursing your religion there, stop cursing your Creator, they'll start doing this to you. And this is, this is pretty much what life of a Muslim is. This is really at the end of the day, what it boils down to this is the kind of hate that we have to live with and we have to confront every single day of our lives. But then Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us hope at the end of this verse Candela has a yen liquidity umatilla I'm alone from Ll o be more German feeling and be home be mad

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Allah subhanho wa Taala says that's the way that we've beautified and decorate and decorated their actions. In other words, there are religions out there that are very attractive. I mean, you can eat what you want. You could say what you want, you can do what you want, you can make all the choices that you want, it doesn't matter and you'll be forgiven at the end of the day. You know, you know somebody died for your sentence or you'll be forgiven so don't worry, you're pure on the inside so what your actions are on the outside it's all good let it go do what you want enjoy your life, but you'll be okay at the end. There's lots of attractive ways of living out there. So Allah subhanaw

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taala says you know I made it beautiful. This is part of the test this is part of the trial part of the grind. Garlic is a yen it is a yen and equally on my Tinder I'm alone so every nation had this this wasn't just something exclusive for our time. But all the previous nations in the past had the same ordeal filmyzila ob model Jiang but Allah says Don't worry, you know all those individuals that put those awful comments on your page on YouTube about you about your religion alone will bring that all back to light you know we communicate differently now. It's not just to you know, verbally but to communicating through texting we type things we write things, Allah says I will extract all of

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that and confront them. So nobody is going to type a single letter except that there will be accountable why to type that letter. So Allah soprano tactile macchiato, B margin fee will never be on a lower grind and test them and account them and ask them for you will never be on the mat can we are Melon and Allah subhanho wa Taala will put them to trial and ask them based on the things that they used to do. So the lesson today, how the poor and teaches us to behave is very simple. Just because we

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choose not to project the same hate that we receive towards another faith in another religion doesn't necessarily mean that we're all engrossed in we totally agree we can respectfully disagree. We can disagree with respect, we can allow people around us to do anything that they want. But as long as that there's that mutual respect, unless that's where it stops, anything beyond that, don't do it. There is no exception to it. We saw this throughout the quarter. And last thing that I wanted to say was that use this as an opportunity for people to really see what Islam does to a human being that at the end of the day, if you talk about self control, if you talk about being patient, if you

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talk about being grateful, if you talk about being respectful, that's what our religion stands for, you know, I remember a story I think it was a couple years ago in Phoenix, there was a massive protest around one of the largest messages in there. And there were people coming with, you know, they were fully covered with bulletproof attire and vest and they had weapons and guns and machine guns, they were gonna go inside and storm that mustard and just cause chaos, right? Who knows what their intention was. But in the midst of all of that, instead of the brothers and sisters in that mystery to you know, say, Okay, you know what, let's arm ourselves. Let's fight back, let's counter

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protest, let's do this or do that. actually invited, some of those protesters in the masjid actually told them to come in, these guys had t shirts that were cursing a lot cursing Islam, like words I could never say. And when they invited them and said, Look, before you guys get all out of hand here, just come and see what we do. Just come inside and just take a look around. You'll see that's No, it's not that much different from other places of worship. People come here quietly, they pray, they mind their own business, and they just leave. As a matter of fact, when they came in, some of the mindset of the same individuals changed completely. They took off their t shirts, they even

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promised I'll never wear something like that again. And I realized that these people are just normal people at the end of the day. So keeping yourself together and composed, could actually be a source of invitation. You know, we call this dour. But a step to step ahead of that even is you're actually indirectly inviting people to the point where they might think, man, no matter how many buttons I push on this guy, he just won't say anything. He won't do anything, he won't respond. That's where the self control comes in. That doesn't mean that you take your Brunt, you take an ocean of insults and hate and you just say Allah says I shouldn't curse nobody. So I'm just going to remain quiet,

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unless Palatine is talking about here, particularly religions as a whole. But at the end of the day, if you're being threatened, if it really becomes overwhelming to the point where you don't just you just don't have any other way out. Then certainly in cases like that you can get the help that you need, the direction the advice, etc. At this a in a nutshell is calling us to keep ourselves composed. And hate is always going to be there doesn't necessarily mean you need to respond to it each and every time. So with that being said, may Allah subhanho wa Taala continue to give us strength to keep us together patient. May Allah subhanho wa Taala give us the strength to be able to

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be respectful, even if we disagree, but at least we respect and we follow and fulfill this beautiful verse of the poor end while at the super lazy Nadir, Unum and Dune in that phase cymbala I don't believe in never for a moment should you curse another religion that is worshiping other than Allah, because as a result, as a result out of hate and enmity, they may insult a lot himself. And that is just that that's the greatest tragedy we don't want it to be there. So with that being said, I pray that Allah Subhana Allah blesses us with self control, and gives us the confidence and the strength that through our self control that we invite and we call others so that they can at least see and

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appreciate what a beautiful way of life and Islam truly is a bottom me just open Hello Hello everybody. Till we meet again said I'm really lucky.