Channel: Navaid Aziz
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vida de la la la la la hora de de cada wa Chateau namaha Mohammed Abdullah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa and he was talking to he was seldom at the Sleeman kathira. But my dear brothers and sisters Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.
This is a couple of years back, and I was visiting another city in Canada, and I saw one of the most, I guess, painful experiences a community can go through. And that is when one mom starts fighting and other Imam, that they're fighting for a position in the community. And I was I was visiting this community, every event that I was going to different members from, you know, each supporters of ichi mom are coming up and they're like, do you see what the CMM is doing? This is so terrible. Do you see what the other human was doing? That's so terrible. And then I just looked at the committee and supine allow a community that was once so prosperous, that had so much buttock,
and it, that everything was united, it became ruined and destroyed, because two people had egos, that they didn't know how to reconcile that their egos took precedence over their community. And that was such a big lesson for me because I just finished Medina at that time. And I realized that spinal you know, if I ever get into a position where I'm an Imam, or or some or something similar to an Imam, you know, the biggest thing we have to subdue in our lives is our own egos. Because it is our ego that eventually leads to destroying of relationships, which leads to the destroying of communities, which leads to the destruction of the oma. Right, it all starts at an individual level.
Now, this Hadeeth for tonight that we're going to be discussing is just about those things that destroy your community. And I believe it's very important that we pay very, very close attention to this, you know, we have a common saying in the English language, that a chain is as strong as its weakest link. So when you have a chain, this chain will only be as strong as the weakest link inside of this chain. So if any of those chain links is weak, then the whole chain is weak and useless. So each and every one of us are a part of that Omoro part of that chain, and we are responsible for our own actions. And if we don't hold ourselves accountable, then we lead to the destruction of an oma
we lead to the weakness of an owner. And that's why self accountability is very, very important. So let's start with this hadith. And Abu huraira the Allahu anhu Kolkata Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that has to do with that energy issue when i when i do when i whenever whenever you're about to come about vocabulary by de la Juana and Muslim or Muslim law of limbo hula hula hula Yakubu whether you're a taqwa Hakuna Illa. Suddenly he said as Mr. Ratan B has to be embedded in ministry and young Muslim, Muslim Muslim haram demo now.
On the authority of Abu huraira, the Allahu anhu said, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, and do not be envious of one another, do not artificially raise prices against one another, do not hate one another, do not turn one's back on each other and do not undercut one another in business transactions and be Oh servants of Allah brethren. A Muslim is the brother of a Muslim, he does not wrong him. He does not feel him when he needs him. He does not lie to him, and he does not show contempt for him. piety is here and he pointed to his chest three times. It is enough of evil for a person to hold his brother Muslim in contempt. All of a Muslim is inviolable to
another Muslim, his blood his wealth and his honor, reported by Muslim reported by Muslim so this hadith in general, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has given clear guidelines as to what one brother is not allowed to do another to another brother in often when we talk about brotherhood, the Hadith we talked about is the rights of a Muslim Han and other Muslim or five or six depending on the Hadith. And here the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is teaching us the exact opposite. So what are we not allowed to do to our brothers? What are we not allowed to do to our brothers? The narrator of this hadith is above whatever the Allahu anhu and we've discussed his
biography many many times. He accepted Islam in the era of Khyber His name is Abdullah chumps, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam changed his name to absorb man, and his complete name with many differences of opinion was of the mind of the socrata dosi from the virtues of a barella the Allahu anhu was that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam made to offer his memory and that Abu huraira Allahu anhu, dedicated the early part of his Islam to accompany the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to the best of his ability. And thus he narrated the most amount of Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And when you hear this concept of, you know,
being indebted and being grateful to the efforts of the predecessors, one of those individuals definitely is of whatever the long ago, a large chunk of the Hadith and therefore a large chunk of our religion and our friends
Faith in our study on our law has come from the Allahu anhu. And it is very important that as Muslims, we honor all of the companions and particularly those that strove hearts to serve the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So starting off with the Hadith, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, Do not be envious of one and other Do not be envious of one another.
What does it actually mean to be envious of someone else, the scholars have discussed this in quite a bit of detail. And it came down to a conclusion where they said that it comes down to two things. Number one, is that you dislike for someone to have a blessing you dislike for someone to have a blessing. And then the second condition is that you want that blessing removed from that individual, you want that blessing removed for that individual. So when we talk about acid, when we talk about envy, this is what it is referring to, that you dislike that anyone be blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then number two, you want that blessing removed from that individual, you want that
blessing removed from that individual. Now, you'll notice that there is a very close relationship between hassard and both has been envy and both being hatred. And often these two terms come together. And they come together over here as well as discuss hatred in the second. But I believe it's very important to understand the relationship between these two, and that is that and we have a person will naturally lead towards hatred of a person and we have a person will naturally lead towards hatred of a person. And when you look inside of the Koran, that is what you actually find. And there are three famous stories in the Quran that we know of that deal with envy, who can tell me
what those stories are in the Quran, three famous stories that deal with envy. One of them is very, very easy. Go ahead.
Fantastic. It was a difficult one, Allahu Akbar, okay, that is to steward the story of the children of Adam and a Salah that Allah subhanho wa Taala asked them to give a sacrifice, one of them sacrifice an animal and other one, you know, gave what he had from his harvest. And he was the one that gave him his harvest was jealous of his brother, and he attempted to kill him. How did that brother respond? He said, even if you tried to kill me, I will not respond in trying to kill you. For Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala only accepts from them in Indeed Allah subhanho wa Taala only accepts from them to clean. So here we see a clear example of how jealousy of an individual lead to
someone not only hating them, but killing them lead to someone killing them some kind of law. What's the second story in the Quran that deals with hustled?
Fantastic another one. So Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam alayhis salaam, with his own hands, and he blew into Adam and he said on himself to bring him to life. When the police saw this, he became extremely jealous. He said, you know, Oh Allah, You created me from fire, you created him from clay, I am superior to him, I am superior to him. And what this leads to this led to a police disbelieving in Allah subhanho wa Taala in terms of fulfilling his commands, and making it his lifetime mission to lead the children of Adam history, making it his lifetime mission to lead the children of Adam astray. So it shows you that jealousy and envy over here, what did it lead to, and
lead to a person's disbelief, but a lifelong mission of just committing evil? And this is the second one of these the second, you know, evil of jealousy. And what's the third story in the Quran that deals with jealousy? Fantastic. Now you look at the story of Yusuf Ali Salaam. And this is perhaps you know the nicer of the stories of jealousy. And this teaches us how we should be handling jealousy. So Yusuf Alayhi, salaam, he had two things going for him. Number one was his natural beauty. Allah subhanaw taala had blessed him with good looks, that you know, was a cause of people being jealous of him. But the greater thing that caused his brothers to be jealous of him was the
love of their father. And you think Subhanallah He's your brother, you related to him by blood? Why would you be jealous of him? And this shows us a very valuable lesson that jealousy is not just amongst strangers is not just amongst coworkers, it can even happen happen in your own family, and they will plot against you. So what did they do? They need to kill him. One of them had mercy on them said no, let's not kill him. Let's throw him in the world. He's thrown into a well picked up as a slave falsely accused thrown into prison, forgotten about in prison. Eventually he comes out and he ends up as the Minister of Finance of his locality. Now how does the story conclude? The story
concludes use Riley Salaam ends up forgiving his brothers and the whole family is united. And this teaches us a very valuable lesson over here as well. That just because envy takes place and jealousy takes place, it doesn't mean that there's no redemption from it. It doesn't mean that there isn't going to be a positive ending. But it is very possible to have a positive ending. If the people fear Allah subhanho wa Taala and people are willing to be reminded people are willing to be reminded and that
What we learn from the story of use of a salon that is what we learned from the story of use of it a setup. So now, when it comes to hazard, there are certain matters of Akita that are very important to understand when it relates to hazard. So what is the foundation of envy, the foundation of envy comes down to you not being content with the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're not being content with the color of Allah subhanaw taala even though the person who is envious will not say this, what he is believing in his heart, is that Allah subhanho wa Taala made the wrong decision in blessing someone else, and not blessing me with this and blessing someone else, and not blessing me
with this. And there are two key mistakes that are being done over here two key mistakes that are being done over here, number one, is that he is forgetting that Allah subhanho wa Taala is the most wise and the most just, and if Allah subhanho wa Taala has willed a blessing to be somewhere, there is an infinite wisdom behind that. And if he has not chosen for you, there is an infinite wisdom behind that, that you should submit to and that you should accept. And then the second point that he is forgetting over here, and I believe this is perhaps the most important one is that with blessings come accountability, there's not a single blessing that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives, except that
you are held more accountable for it, except that you're held more accountable for it. So you'll find two people that are competing for a position of leadership, one of them becomes jealous of the other one that needs like, why did Allah give it to him and not give it to me? What he's failing to realize is that had Allah subhanaw taala put him in that position of leadership, maybe he would not have been able to handle the accountability that came with it. And perhaps Allah subhanho wa Taala saved him from that accountability. And this is why even logically speaking, it doesn't make sense to be jealous, it doesn't make sense to be jealous. A third perspective of this is that this
jealousy that you have is over something that is extremely finite, is extremely finite, whether it be a position of leadership, whether it be a blessing in this world, whether it be a possession, whatever it may be, you're jealous over something that is going to last for a very limited amount of time. Is it worth sacrificing your your after over it something that will last an eternity? And the obvious answer to that is no. The obvious answer to that is no.
The Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says there are two characteristics that will not be united. They are a man in the heart of the slave and jealousy, a man in the heart of the slave and jealousy. And I hope that this precursor makes you understand why then a person has proper Eman And Allah subhanho wa Taala. And he has faith in the color of Allah and faith in the wisdom and justice of Allah subhanho wa Taala, then this should be reason enough to remove that jealousy, there should be reason enough to remove that jealousy.
One often pointed out is forget that is forgotten when it comes to jealousy and envy is what is a clear sign that someone is jealous or has envy towards another individual. That sign is that you hate for that person to be praised in front of you. And you will not say anything good about that person, you will not say anything good about that person. And this is something that we should all hold ourselves accountable for. Right? When we hear one of our brothers is praised. Do we join in in that praise? Or do we feel inside something inside of our hearts? You know, why is that brother being praised? Why am I not being praised? Then the second thing you want to ask yourself is how
frequently Am I praising that brother? You know, Do I have anything good to say about that brother? Or am I just focusing on his evil and negative aspects? And that's all I see from that brother. And as the clear sign of jealousy. In fact, Jacob nacimiento law, he said, that is the clear sign of jealousy, when you hate something good being said about another individual. And you have nothing good to say about that individual. You haven't said nothing good to say about that individual.
Now, how does one free himself from hassle? How does one free himself from his set? Number one is once you clearly remind himself of the evil effects of
the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam as is attributed to him, he says good deeds are burnt through having envy for one another, just like a fire burns leaves just like a fire burns leaves. So you know how you light a fire, there's leaves that are being burned, the leaves burn up very quickly. The example of those leaves is our good deeds, and that fire is the jealousy and envy. So if we want our good deeds to be thrown away, have jealousy and envy. So you learn that you have consequences in terms of its spirituality, that is the effect that it has. Then in terms of this world. You look at the stories that we just mentioned, one led to killing the other one led to
disbelief, right is that the path that we really want to embark upon, that we end up either you know, harming another individual or disbelieving in Allah subhanho wa Taala just because our RP that was not correct just because our belief was not correct. Number two
Is that when has said comes to an individual as soon as a person starts to feel jealous, they need to conquer it right away by seeking refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from a shapefile by reciting Quran by praying, doing whatever they have to do to get rid of that feeling, doing whatever they have to do to get rid of that feeling. Number three, is that the individual should make dua for the person that he feels jealous of. A person should make dua for the person that he feels jealous of. What is this based upon? And this is based upon the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he says if you ever see something from your brother that impresses you, then pray for
Baraka of it pray for Baraka in it and this is you know, often confusing the the people that when they see something that they like or they hear some good news from other people, they're like say Masha Allah or say Mashallah Tabata Kala right and this is you know, based upon the vs circle gap with a man entered the under God and he said, Only if you said, Masha Allah. But people misunderstand this concept, that the real thing to do is that when you see something from your brother, that is good news. Then you pray for Baraka of it. What are the proofs for this one is the clear Hadith that we mentioned. But the second proof of it is that if you look at all the happy
moments that take place, and the ones that have been legislated for them, what are you praying for? When the person gets married, you say barakallahu li Aqua Baraka liquid Yama have been booj But well, Gemma avena Kumasi said that Allah subhanho wa Taala his blessings be upon you, may they be for you, and may He unite you in goodness, you're praying for Baraka, when a new child is born. Even though the Hadith is not authentic, authentically attributed to an hassanal Bosley, he you make dua for the individual that may you may child be granted righteousness, may you be blessed in it and will you be granted his obedience? That's another example. When a person sees someone with a new car
or you know, back in the day was a new writing beast, the drive that you would make for that individual? May Allah bless you with its code that is placed in it and may protect you from the evil that is placed in it right. So again, you're playing, praying for Baraka. So Baraka is the main thing that you should be praying for. So rather than emphasizing no say Mashallah, the emphasis should be on, you know, praying for Baraka in that thing, because when something has Baraka in it, it will last when something does not have Baraka in it, then it will cease and desist, it will cease and desist.
Now, what is the great virtue of eliminating hatred and jealousy in one's heart, and I believe this is such a powerful Hadith that is often overlooked. Now, there's a difference of opinion on the authenticity of the Hadith some of the scholars said it is authentic. Another group of scholars said it is not authentic. But for the sake of our discussion today, we'll consider it a virtuous deed, even with this difference of opinion on the Hadith. And that is the hadith of Abdullah Ahmad. hostility Allahu anhu. That is one day with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and a man comes walking into the masjid. And he see and he says, Would you like to see a person from the
people of paradise? And they said, of course, the outer Sula, so they said, This man is a person from the people of paradise. So Abdullah nomina blas, he wanted to know what it was that made this man from the people of paradise. So he goes up to this man, and he says, Look, I've had a dispute with my father. And I'd like to stay in your house for three days, I'd like to stay in your house for three days. And spamela just, you know, stopping to reflect over here. It shows you the concept of brotherhood, this man, these two people do not know one another, right? They don't know one another. And he just randomly comes out to him. And he says, Look, I had a fight with my father, I
like to stay in your house for three days, I want you to imagine someone in the community comes to you and says, Look, I've had a fight with my wife, I've had a fight with someone else. Can I stay in your house for three days? What is our immediate reaction, you know, I'll Priceline a hotel for you. Or I'll go and you know, x y Zed and get a hotel for you to find, you know, you can stay in the machine. The machine facilities are fantastic, right? That's our natural reaction. But it shows you the concept of brotherhood amongst the Sahaba that even though they didn't know each other, they knew that the right of one brother of one another that if he wants to stay with you for three days,
you're going to fulfill this right? You are going to fulfill this right. So now Abdullah Amara de la mano, he stays with him. And he watches this man's every single small move, from the time that he wakes up to the time he makes will do to his Salah, going to the masjid to the way that he eats, sleeps and drinks. Did this man even wake up 4pm or late or not? That's what he's watching. And at the end of the three days, he realizes that this man is just an average Muslim. You know, there's nothing special about him. Why is this man promised paradise. So his curiosity gets the best of him. And he asks this man, you know, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told me that you
were promised paradise, but I haven't seen anything from your deeds. That would lead me to understand why that was. And the man initially said he said
You know, I don't know what the reason of that could be. Then a little while, just as he's, you know, walking away, he summons Abdullah nominalist back. And he says, There's definitely one thing that I do in my heart, there's definitely one thing that I do in my heart. Now the common version of this Hadith, it says, I do not hold any hatred for my brothers in faith that if you've done anything wrong to me, I forgive them. If they've done anything wrong to me, I forgive them. But another version of this Hadith, this diversionary by the Muslim ban on mathematics, this is the version that she called Daniel himolla said was Hudson, he said in this version of the Hadith, the man says that
I don't hold any jealousy in my heart for another Muslim, I don't hold any jealousy in my heart for another Muslim. And this teaches us a very, very valuable lesson that you know, our perception of earning dogma of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And being entered into gender is sort of construed in the sense that we believe you know, what, pray fast gives the car, this is the way to gender, that is a way to gender. But as we mentioned, the halaqa today, there is a level beyond that as well. And that is the way of good character that is the way that we deal with one another. And this hadith is a clear indication of that. So if we were ever looking for an incentive in a Why should I purify my
heart of jealousy? Let me give you two reasons right now. Number one, when an individual is jealous, only one person is being hurt, not the person that's being envied, as the person that has the jealousy in his heart Subhanallah this person blid puts himself through a living hell, every time he is miserable. He's always concerned about the blessings of others, never recognizes the blessings that he has himself, never grateful to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then number two, is that here you have an opportunity to attain forgiveness from Allah subhanaw taala to attain paradise from Allah subhanho wa Taala, as the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying in this
Hadith, that don't have hazard for one another, and it could lead you to earning paradise, it could lead you to earning paradise.
What is an example of something that looks like has said, that looks like envy, but it's not really envy. This in Islam is known as Reaper. So in Arabic, you have has said, this is the bad type of envy and jealousy that we have. We want to take it away from them. And you know, we disliked that they have this blessing of ripta is something that is very different. And there's two key distinctions between Gupta. Number one is that grip thought is that you don't want that blessing removed from that individual. So you see, someone else has this blessing. You don't want it removed from them. You just wish that you had it as well. You just wish that you had it as well. A second
key distinction is that in grip thought, your desire for that characteristic and your desire for that blessing is related to the Acura is related to the Acura so you don't race for this dunya but rather you racing for the Acura and this is what Allah subhana wa tada he says will be valic affiliate and FSL. With enough assume that the believers are competing with one another for the Acura so you want the blessing for that individual as well, but you want to race for it even more. And number two, it's not for this dunya but it is for the Acura it is for the killer and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, there is no hazard except with respect to to
a person whom Allah subhanho wa Taala has given the wealth and he uses it out for purposes of truth. And number two, another man whom Allah subhanaw taala has given wisdom and judges by it and teaches it he judges by it and teaches it. So meaning the first person who is granted wealth, use it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second person who is granted knowledge and wisdom, he teaches it to the people and he judges by it, then this is when an individual can compete with this individual wishing that he had the same characteristics and racing for the Acura rather than using it for this dunya.
We move to number two, do not artificially raise prices against one another do not artificially raise prices against one another. By show of hands who's played Monopoly in this room? If you've ever played Monopoly, raise your hands. I noticed that this is a tradition that's being lost. People don't do this as often anymore. So let us first discuss the ruling on monopoly. What is the Islamic ruling on monopoly?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in a hadith he says that whoever plays with not then it is as if he is dipped his hand in swine It is as if he's dipped in hand in swine. So here there's two things that need to be understood. Number one, what is not? And number two, what is that statement mean? It is as if he has dipped his hand in swine? Does that mean that is just disliked? Or is it something that is how long it is something that is clearly how long so starting off with the dipping of the hand in swine, the majority of scholars they said dipping your hand in swine is to show an act that is disliked it is to show an act that is disliked another group of scholars they said no
touching pigs selling pig buying pig all of it is how long unless it obviously that's out of necessity but that's
The necessity is not taken into consideration here. So here it is the clear indication that it is how long it is a clear indication that it is how long and unless I know Allah knows best, but the second opinion that it's indication of, of haram seems to be stronger in this case. Number two, we want to discuss the issue of not the one the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about not what exactly is this referring to. So now let us understand the context of not a lot of people translated not to mean playing with dice. And this, I believe, is not accurate and is not true. There is a game that is very, very similar to backgammon, that was played during the time of the
companions, that was called not, and had dice in it. And the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heavily criticized this game for two reasons. And that's where context is very, very important to understand. Number one, was the great amount of time that was spent on these games. So literally, they would spend, you know, three days, five days a week, a month, sometimes playing this one game. Now the element of time that something's wrong, that's something that is relative, right? If you have nothing better to do with your time, then this could just be something that is disliked. However, if you're completely wasting your time, and it's preventing you from a bother, then it can
be something wrong. So the moment of you know, time is a side issue. But the greater issue over here is that people played the game of not to take possession of other people's property. So for example, I will play with another brother, if I when I get his house and his family and everything else that is there. If he wins, then he gets everything that I have. And not only did this happen with personal possessions, but this happened with countries as well and like you know, tribal areas as well, then of my tribe leader beats your tribe leader than your tribe will go undermine. And this is why the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam criticized the game of not. So that is why,
you know, certain people thought that games like monopoly, are disliked. Another reason why people thought games are like monopoly or disliked is they said that this is a game of chance, and games of chance, or harm. And this statement will know itself is not true. Because as we know, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam several times, he said you would draw lots, you know, if you knew the virtues of praying in the first stuff, if you knew the virtues of going to the machines for Asia and fudger, right, so on and so forth. He said that you would draw lots for these things. So games of chance, wouldn't have themselves are not impermissible. But when it leads to people gambling on
those games of chance, that is when it becomes impermissible, that is when it becomes impermissible. Third arguments, the element of you know, it's a large wastage of time, right? I agree. If you play Monopoly, you will at least end up spending two or three hours playing Monopoly in this. So now what is the conclusion when it comes to monopoly? I believe games like monopoly games, like risk games, like you know, there's another game called life, you know, these sort of games, I believe they're actually a good things for kids to play. I actually believe they're good things for things to play. Because one, there's nothing islamically explicit, to show the prohibition of those games. And then
number two, I believe very valuable lessons can be learned from those games, you know, learning how to buy and sell. One of the biggest lessons for me is you get to see an individual's true nature, you know, when you play these games, particularly in risk, you know, I don't know if you guys have played risk, but you're literally taking over the man's country, right. And when you take over his country, you see how you react to it. So you get to learn about the other person.
A third element to this that I believe is ignored, that if you have to choose between your children playing Monopoly risk and life, where you are a part of it, versus them playing ps4 and Xbox One, with killing and adultery and all this other craziness, Which do you think is the lesser of the two evils? Clearly, the lesser of the two evils is playing that board game? And number four, I believe it's a wonderful bonding experience, not only between brothers, between family members as well. Now, obviously, this is within its limits as well, right? You shouldn't be playing Monopoly and risk every single night. There's better things to do. But if you played once in a while, you know, to
bring the family together and have a good time. I don't see anything wrong with this. Now, why am I giving you the example of Monopoly? One of the things that happens in monopoly is that if you land on a property, and no one wants to buy it, what happens to that property? What happens to that property? If no one wants to buy it, if that person that lives there doesn't want to buy it?
It goes off to auction. Fantastic. So now when that property is being auctioned, what is one of the strategies you implement, you implement at that time that even though you don't want that property, you're going to keep bidding on that property, so that the person that wants to buy it, he has to pay more for it, he has to pay more for it. And that's strategy inside monopoly. Now that strategy in monopoly is perfectly fine, because it's just a game. You know, the rules of the ship don't apply if monopoly because if they did, you know, how many times have we cheated? How many times has money been stolen from the bank, you know, all these bad things that happen inside monopoly right?
They don't apply over there per se, but you should be as ethical as possible in that game. But the reason why I mentioned that is because if you understand that concept of artificially inflating prices, so that the other person has to pay more for it, then you understand over here with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that you are not artificially raised prices against one another do not artificially raise prices against one another. So, let us use, you know, examples, we don't use any of the brothers here because Mashallah, you're all good brothers. But we have, you know, someone named Abdur Rahman, we have someone named Abdullah, I think these are all
good people, you should find it's going to be very good. Let's just use a BNC. Well, he was
he was you will, you will use a BNC. Right, that's easier to do A, B and C. So a and b are in a business contract, right? A is about to buy a car from B, and they agree on the price. Okay. But then C comes out of nowhere, and says the a you know what? It certainly says to be you know what, I will offer you more for that car. So they offered $1,000 C is saying I will offer you 12 $100. And c knows that a really wants the car, and C has no interest in buying the car. All he wants is that he wants a to spend more money so that he has less money in his bank account. So they start going back and forth is like I'll pay 1500, she's like I'll pay 1700 is like I'll pay 2000. She goes I'll go up
to 5000. He says, you know, I'll give you 10,000. And at the end of the day, he ends up paying 10,000. And see didn't even want the car whatsoever. She didn't even want the car whatsoever. He just hated for his brother to get a good deal or to get a discount, or he didn't spend as much money as he could have. Right? So it's based upon animosity and hatred. So now what we want to look at is, what is the Islamic ruling on this contract? What is the Islamic ruling on this contract, the scholars were in unanimous agreement that if b had hired C to artificially inflate the price, then this contract is null and void then this contract is null and void. Because this is a form of
treachery inside of the contract, that is islamically not allowed. So that is when B hire C or colludes with C to raise the price, then this contract is null and void. A would get his money back and B would get his quarterback and this contract is finished. Now how about if C does it without having any relationship with B? Just because he hates a? What is the ruling on that contract at that time, the ruling on that contract at that time. This is where some of the scholars differed and opinion from me my mathematical opinion from Imam Shafi, they said that this contract is not valid because of this external element that is taking place in it. But the majority of scholars and the
mme amongst themselves the four schools of thought, they said that this contract is valid, and as long as a agreed to pay that price, and then this contract is still valid, then that contract is still valid. Now the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam prohibiting this, the wisdom behind this is that if you knew someone did this to you, how would you feel towards that person? You would hate this person's guts. You'd be like what type of despicable low grade, you know, individual Are you that just because I was getting a good deal, you couldn't handle this, you want to artificially raise the price, and it ends up destroying a community. So now this is going to lead us
into a further discussion we will get to later on, but the value of ethics in business transactions when we look at business from a Muslim perspective, we don't believe in absolute capitalism, where you know, you do what you want to get whatever you need to get right Islam we don't believe that we don't believe in business like that. But rather we believe that our values and ethics and that brotherhood still needs to be retained, even in business transactions. Going back to the point number three, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says do not hate one another. Do not hate one another. I want to hear your opinion on this. What does it mean to hate another
individual? What does it mean to hate another individual? So I want you to think about someone that you possibly think that you hate. Give a description to that feeling that you have? What does it mean and inshallah your righteous people? You guys don't hate anyone. But if you did, what would it look like? What does it mean to hate someone?
A lot. What do you guys really alright? Just no one hates anyone or anything. This could be problematic because there are certain things that you're meant to hate for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So what is it clear sign of hatred towards something else? Go ahead.
fantastic. I agree with you.
For the most part that is very, very true. But what is hate look like? Does hate mean that you want to beat the person up does hate mean you want to kill the person? What does it mean? Go ahead.
Do not trust someone. so fantastic. So there's another individual, you have no trust for them. Fantastic. What else does hate look like?
So anything good that they do you fail to recognize any good that they do. So you only see evil in them. You see them walking around with two horns on their head all the time. What else does hate look like?
You want all of his charts to be flagged you with some misfortune for him? Okay, but I'm looking for something even like simpler than that. Go ahead.
Okay, so you always say bad things about them. When you hate someone. Go ahead.
You don't enjoy their presence. And this is sort of what I was looking for. Now anything else that we can add to it?
Yeah, backbiting was already mentioned.
If you hear good news about him, you're not happy. Okay? Anything else? And then I mentioned what I have to say, go ahead.
You don't like them to be successful. Okay. So now what I'm referring to is that the first step of hatred towards someone is the fact that you never want to see them, right? You do not want to be in a company, you don't want to see them, you want nothing to do with them. And that is like the clearest sign of hatred. That is the clearest sign of hatred. Now all the things that have been mentioned in terms of backbiting in terms of not trusting them, in terms of losing bad for them, you know, all of these things, we're not allowed to have another move towards another Muslim. And that's what's important to understand over here, that hatred will have many many scenarios to it and
pictures to it. A general summarized version of it, is having ill feelings towards another person having ill feelings towards another person. So the general ruling is that you're not allowed having hatred, and ill feelings towards another person. And the origin of that, as the brother mentioned, is from shaytaan, Allah subhanho wa Taala, he tells in sort of a diverse 91 in ma Yuriko shaytani r Bina como la da, da, da,
da da, da. So Satan wants only to excite nmt and hatred amongst you. And this is from shaytaan. So this is a clearly you know, satanic attribute that Allah subhanaw taala is telling us about, that when you see animosity and hatred brought about for no reason whatsoever, then this is from shaitaan. And the general principle is that our love is only based upon the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So if a person is righteous, they're good, doing good deeds, we love this person for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And likewise, if a person does evil, and they're doing evil deeds, then we hate this person for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So the general rule is that when
it comes to loving and hating, it should never only be for our whimsical desires, just because we feel like it or you know, this is what we think is good, but rather it should be purely based for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And hatred is permissible in very, very few cases, in very, very few cases. And that is when a person does pure evil, right? Like someone like shaytaan, we hate shaytaan, right? People that are constantly causing corruption and evil and spreading hatred in this world. We hate those people, you know, it's not possible to love those people. So now question arises, is it possible to ever hate another Muslim? Is it possible to hate another Muslim? What do
you guys think about that?
You should not, but it is possible. Okay. So there's never a time where you actually should hate another Muslim?
Is there ever a time where you should hate another Muslim?
Their Muslim by name, call us we even take this lamb away? You just listen.
Okay, our brother in the back? What are you going to say?
Fantastic. Good. And this is what a lot of the scholars have said that when a Muslim does evil, because of the fact that he is Muslim. You can't hate him in an absolute sense. But you hate the fact that he's done something evil, and you hate that evil trait. But the fact that he is Muslim, then you still need to love him a little bit. So now question arises, how is it possible to love and hate something at the same time? shake up the thing that I hate more law? He answers this question by saying that you have a medicine that you know tastes absolutely bitter, foul and disgusting, right? a medicine that is completely the flower right? But at the end of the day, you know that
Allah subhanaw taala has created this as a cure for you. So you hate the fact that how bitter it tastes, but you love the fact that it is a cure for you and you love the fact that it is a
Cure for you. So when you understand this, you can also understand how it is possible to hate and love someone at the same time you hate the evil that they possess, but at the same time you love the good that they possess as well. And this is why as Muslims, you shouldn't have you know that absolute hate towards another Muslim. Nor can you have that absolute love for a Muslim. absolute love is only for Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the companions of the law are known as a whole, right? That is what needs to be understood. And I want to read a small passage for you over here. Actually, if someone thinks about himself, he may
understand this point better. Many people have aspects even about themselves that they hate, although as a whole, they like themselves and the way they are, they say to themselves, I hate it when they do that. I don't know why I do such things, and so forth. Again, they have in essence, combined the kind of love and hatred in themselves that one should combine for those Muslims who do evil. So the way that we perceive ourselves, you know, it's a very interesting point that I believe the author is bringing over here. We all do evil, we all know our mistakes and sins that we commit, yet we still find a way to love ourselves, right? We still you know, find a way to think good about
ourselves and give ourselves the benefit of the doubt and you know, make ourselves think that inshallah You know, there's some sort of clarity in me, that is the way that we should perceive other Muslims as well. Then inshallah, the overall good in them, you know, is greater than the evil in them, the overall good in them is greater than the evil in devil. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say, Do not turn one's back on each other, do not turn the ones back on each other. And this means do not cut off ties of relationship do not cut off ties of relationship, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, it is not allowed for a
man to boycott his brother for more than three nights. When they meet this when they meet, and one turns away from the other and the other turns away, the best of them is the one who is the first to offer the greetings, the best of them is the first one to offer salaams so here are the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that, yes, you are allowed to cut people off for a limited amount of time, you do need time to calm down, you do need time to vent, you know, you can be best friends forever. But in reality, there's a time limit to it. And that is three days. Once those three days are over, you have to go back to fulfilling their Islamic rights, you have to go
back to fulfilling their Islamic rights. And this is giving salaams to one another, caring for one another, and so on and so forth. And this is a very important aspect of our religion, that you'll notice that when it comes to cutting off, people will tend to take it to extremes, right? You know, we'll go long periods of time when we want to be in touch with people, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I want you to listen to this carefully. He says man hydroflow, who sent a 10 for who accesskey dummy. He, the one who boycotts his brother for a year is like one who has spilled his brother's blood is like one who spilled his brother's blood. So would you ever kill
someone? inshallah? The answer is no. But boycotting your brother for the sake for one year without cause, you know, it's as if you've spilled his blood. That is the severity of it. And this is something to you know, ponder upon. How many people are there out there in the world that we intentionally are trying to avoid intentionally have caught up relationships with, right some relationships naturally break down, they move to another country, you move to another country, you're not intentionally avoiding each other, but certain people in your own community because of a problem that your families had or because of a problem that happened, you know, back in your
village, something of that nature, and then you you know, you're in the same community now, you can't keep boycotting one another the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he gives a very severe censoring over here. Mr. Mallika, Allah, he had a very interesting take on this. He had a very interesting take on this. He said, If two friends were to get into a fight, and then they were to boycott to one another, what is their Islamic responsibility at that time? Is their Islamic responsibility that they just say sometimes to one another again, and they try to have some sort of relationship? Or do they have to get back to being best friends? Or do they have to get back to
being best friends, in my medical home alone is of the opinion that the relationship that you had, has to go back to that state after the fight. So if you were best friend's before the fight, after the fight, it is an Islamic obligation from both parties to becoming best friends again. Now, the good thing is, this is a minority opinion, this is a minority opinion, because we all know the reality of the situation. You know, the ones that you love the most are the ones that cause you the most pain. And when you were betrayed when you're backstabbed, by one of your closest friends, it's almost next to impossible to become best friends again, if Allah does allow that for you, praise
Allah subhanho wa Taala because this is a big, big blessing. But if Allah subhanaw taala doesn't allow that for you, then at the very least, you should be civil with each other gifts alarms, you know, greetings on eat, when they're sick, you visit them follow their janazah so on and so forth, you know, living of the Islamic responsibilities.
Is there a time where a person can islamically be boycotted for more than three days? Can anyone give me an example of this when this would be valid? When is it allowed for you to boycott another Muslim for more than three days? And there's a very clear story from the Quran about this, right?
Fantastic. Do you remember who that one this hobbies name was? This is a famous habit that was much sense. So this is insert the Toba where Allah subhanho wa Taala talks about three companions or sorry three people and one famous companion capital nomadic. We made up excuses not to go out with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on an expedition they made up excuses not to go out with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on an expedition. So the whole Muslim community boycotted these three people. How severe was this boycott? it came time to do business. No one would do business with them came time to give salaams no one would give some lamps to them.
Their wives were separated for them. Right. Kabak nomadic he accepted Islam at someone else's hand. He went to that individual said salaam aleikum, he didn't respond cabin nomadic, he says, Look, you've known me since the day I accepted Islam. Do you know me to be an evil person or a righteous person. And this is like, you know, the turning point in the story where you can feel like the breakdown in cabin nomadic, where the person still remains silent, if he was a good person or a bad person. And you felt that pain. So period of approximately four months went by, or sorry, not four months, about two months went by that, you know, these people were not spoken to, until Allah
subhanho wa Taala revealed reverse that these people have sincerely repented, and the repentance should be accepted. And they were welcomed back into the community and they're welcomed back into the community. Based upon this story. scholars of the past said, If you live in a Muslim majority country, and you see people doing evil, and the Muslim community as a whole will boycott that individual with the intention that that person will repent, then it is permissible to do so then it is permissible to do so. And this is what you saw the scholars of the past they did with the people of innovation. So the people have been the vision were there, they would not accept their their
narrations. They would not sit with them, they would not eat with them, they will not respond to their salaams the testimonies would not be accepted. And this was something from the people of the past adamantane era himolla he makes it very, very clear on commenting on these stories. He says this was only in the cases, when you have Muslim majorities. And the benefits of boycotting are greater than the harms. In this day and age. You see a Muslim doing bad and you're like, Okay, as a Muslim community, let's boycott him. are we helping that individual? Or are we harming that individual? You're harming that individual, because he has a whole bunch of you know, non believers
that will be like will welcome you with open arms. Some of it will be from the Christian will be in the Why don't you accept Christianity, you can become our brother in Christianity, then you will have the the other say it will be like, you know what you can become our friends in drinking and drugs and all this other stuff, right. So at that time, we've actually done a lot more harm than good. So this form of boycotting, I believe is a tradition of the past. It's not something that is applied in our times, it is not something that is applied in our times.
I'll mention one last section and then we'll conclude for the Nathan Lane Tyler, and we'll continue the Hadith on Wednesday. Then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam he goes on to say, and do not undercut one another in business transactions do not undercut one another in business transactions. An example of this is a buys a piece of merchandise for $100, then C comes to a and says I can sell you the same one for $80. Or he says I can sell you a better quality one for the same price. So we have a and b over here, again, they've made a transaction, they've agreed on the price, they've agreed on the product. And then C comes out of nowhere after they've made this agreement and says
you know what? I'll offer it to you for a cheaper price. Or it says offer it to you for the same price. But it would be a better quality product, it will be a better quality product. And this is something that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam forbade as well. An interesting story that is related to this in Kaduna Rahim Allah, when he comments on the breakdown of an underdose in Why did an envelope actually break down? He says one of the first signs of breakdown in the Angelus community was in the marketplace. When the Muslim community is was strong. The marketplace would be don't buy from me buy from my brother Brother because he has a better product than I do. And when
the Muslim community was divided and conquered, what was the sentiment in the marketplace buy from me because my credit my product and my prices are better than that of my brother. So I believe this is a very you know, interesting relationship between
In this portion of the Hadith, and the downfall of a community, where a person starts to put their own personal interests above the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala or above the interests of other people, or above the interests of the community at large, that is when the community begins to break down, that is when a bigger community begins to break down.
Now, as we mentioned earlier, when it comes to business transactions in Islam, we don't believe in the in the in the complete model of capitalism, you cannot achieve and earn $1 at any cost or price. Islam does not work like that. But there's a priority where Allah needs to be pleased, the Muslim community should retain its brotherhood, the person that you're dealing with should not feel cheated, right? All of these elements needs to be there. And this is seen in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, may Allah subhanaw taala Have mercy on the one who is easy going and generous while buying while selling and when demanding his rights. So these are three
particular times with the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is making dua for the individual, that when you buy when you sell, and you're demanding your rights, be generous, and be easygoing. And this is like our model of business transactions. That caring for people should come over our own personal interests, caring for people should come over our own personal interests. Another Hadith of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he says, the buyer and the seller have the right of option, as long as they do not part from one another. If they were honest and clear, they would be blasted in their transaction. If they concealed facts and light, the
blessings of their transaction would be destroyed. And this is recorded by Bukhari and Muslim. So here the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying that as long as you're honest, in your business transaction, you explain the defects, then inshallah there is Baraka in this transaction. But if you lie, deceit and cheat, then there's no Baraka in that transaction. Now it's handled, I want you to look at, you know, the marketplace today, if you want to be a salesman, the best salesman will not be the most honest one, he is going to be the one that can charm the people that can lie to the people get them involved in the most amount of harm by appealing to their
desires, he is going to be the number one salesman, right. And this is what's happening in our times, where the sale is more valuable than the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And in Islam that can never take place in Islam, that business model leads to destruction, right. And this is what happens when you look at, you know, the state of the economy today. And this goes back to something I've been mentioning for, you know, in quite a few of my lockers, this disparity between the 1% and the 99%, is a curse from Allah subhanho wa Taala. You know, the rich people think they're blessed, because they're the from the 1% of the elite. This is the amount of accountability that
they will never be able to respond for, no matter how much sadaqa they may give, at that time, right? To achieve money at any expense is not justified in Islam, and its relationship with money is a very sensitive one. As we mentioned before, money is like a magnifying glass. If the heart is pure, it will magnify the purity of the hardest corrupt, it will magnify the corruption. And that is how money is meant to be understood that we have an accountability for the money that we have. And we live with values and ethics. So when it comes to selling, you cannot lie and deceit and cheap. When it comes to buying. You cannot make up fake stories of someone else's selling it for cheaper.
So why don't you sell it to me for cheap, you know, Muslims word is bond is always honest and truthful. So it's very important that when it comes to business transactions, that you know, you retain that honesty and integrity that we're meant to have as Muslims. One last thing I mentioned as business transactions, and this is, you know, called the brotherly discount. So you go to, you know, we have the general Thank you, let's go to Muslim businesses to support them, right, let's go to Muslim businesses to support them. So you go to a grocery store, you buy like $100 worth of groceries. And as you're selling like Brother, you know, we're brothers in Islam, hooking me up with
a discount, you know, here's $10, give me my groceries, this sort of thing. islamically is not valid as well, just because he's your brother and faith. It doesn't mean you rip him off and cheat him and get the biggest discount possible. If he gives you a discount out of his own generosity Alhamdulillah that is fantastic. But to beg and plead and emotionally blackmail him that if you don't give me a discount, you're a monopoly. You know, those sort of things. It's not valid Islamic and we see this all the time that we won't be, you know, willing to debate and negotiate. If we go like best buy our future shop because the prices are set, but our brother because he has a business
and even though the price tag is on it, you know it's automatic 50% discount just because I'm Muslim. business transactions don't work like that. Go back to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. May Allah have mercy on the individual who is easygoing and generous when he buys when he sells and when he demands his rights, inshallah, the second part of the Hadith where he says, and be servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala Brethren, inshallah, we will conclude that on Wednesday
Be the ninth Tyler because we've done one full hour to four tonight. So Chuck McLennan for your attention. mela Spanos, Allah bless you and your families. And inshallah I will see you guys Wednesday night at the eighth and eighth masala after Sultan Asia select Alicia there is at 7:30pm la tada Allahu la dama sallallahu wasallam Baraka in the Vienna Mohammed, while earlier he was sotheby he was set up, I will now take questions inshallah. So that's a very good point over here. That's a very good point. So like I mentioned in the in the beginning part of the Hadith, the sin of hassad is a misunderstanding of the color of Allah subhana wa Tada. And that is the source of the
punishment window itself. So when a person believes that Allah did not do justice or law is not wise, and giving him something and not giving it to me, then this is the opposite of the punishment because of that mistake in a pita that a person has and to have done with Allah subhanho wa Taala. That is the sort of the punishment, the punishment gets even worse, once the slave actually starts to enact upon that she starts to do bad things about another individual, or starts to say bad things about people, then the punishment actually gets worse at that time. Well, oh tadano fantastic. Is there a relationship between jealousy and the evil eye? And the answer is yes, the relationship is
that every evil eye will have jealousy behind it, but not every jealousy will lead to the evil eye. So that is the relationship between the two. And when it comes to the evil eye, you know, this is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said that whenever you see something from your brother make buttock make dua for Baraka of it. And that is to protect it from the evil eye. Because sometimes a person may not even know that they feel jealous. And you know, they don't make dua for Baraka, and that could lead to the evil eye. Now, conquering the evil eye. This is something that happened at the time of the Prophet sallallahu, alayhi wasallam, there was a young man who was
bathing in the river, and you know, good looking fit guy, one of the other companions saw him he didn't say anything, but he gave him the evil eye, it came back to the Messenger of Allah wa sallam, he assessed it as the evil eye. And then he said, the person that gave him the evil eye, that him make will do, and they will that water that is left over, then bathe the individual that was given the evil eye, and that is how the evil eye will be removed. Now, it's one of the there's so many lessons behind that, you know, admitting to the fact that you gave someone the evil eye, that requires a lot of courage, right, it requires a lot of courage, but it's something that needs to be
done, or the effects of the evil eye will not be removed directly, other ways of removing the evil eye, or by making your scar by resetting caught on and so on, and so forth, like sort of luck in particular, then that's like a long way of doing it. But definitely there is a relationship between the two. And Allah subhanaw. taala knows best. So I mean, sometimes it's very, very obvious, right? There's only like one other person there. And you know, all of a sudden, something good happens to that person, you're the only one there. But then all of a sudden, the person got like kid gets hit by a car or something like that, out of the blue, right? So in that situation is very, very clear.
But in certain situations, it isn't clear, right? There's hundreds of people. And you know, there's, you know, any, it could be anyone at that time. And in that situation, I think each person should look inside himself at that time, that we should purify our hearts to such a degree, that when we see something from another individual, our natural reaction should be made out of Baraka for it. So at least that way, they're protected from our evil eye. So that should be the natural reaction for it. And at the same time, a Muslim should not be overly paranoid that you know, they're walking on the street, the trip or slip on the ice, they're like cooking Viva La you know what happened? I
mean, that's just clearly the color of Allah, you weren't paying attention. So yeah, maybe we should ever try to avoid both extremes. inshallah. Yeah.
I can do good things.
Even sometimes they
try to hurt other Muslims. Right.
I mean, clearly, these people are controlled by shaytaan. Any Muslim that gets upset and another Muslim praying, this person is controlled by shaper. Clearly, there's nothing else to it. In this situation, you can advise the brother, you tell them that love is a part of our faith. This is what makes us Muslim. If they accepted Alhamdulillah if they don't accept it is better to keep your distance from these people until the next opportunity to give them Tao arises.
I mean, look, shaitaan he made it very, very clear. If you look at the story of Adam and Eve, is a very, very interesting story. If you look at the story of creation when Allah subhanaw taala was screaming at them, it said that before he placed the roof inside of him, a police actually entered Adam alayhis salaam while he was just clean. And when he came out of him, he says, as long as they have the ability to enter you, I will never disappear
Fear of having control over you. He said that I will always have control over Adam and his children. And this was said many years later that a belief and shaytaan he runs through the the blood and the veins of Adam, right? So there are certain people that she thought has complete grip over, right? He's completely misconstrued the reality that the love call for more than the love man. And in that situation, you can't do anything other than advise the people and make dua for them. Right. That's all that you can do in that situation. Allahu Tanana. Go ahead.
Yes, for sure. So if a person, you know tells people that come to me, and I will do Rokia for you.
They charge for that Yeah, even that is not is not a problem in Sharla charging to Dorothea is not a problem. That's something that is permissible. The only thing I would caution people of is that you have to be very, very careful of who you're actually going to get particularly in the subcontinent, you know, where we come from, people do a whole bunch of harm a whole bunch of [???] in the name of Rokia, like you're possessed by a gene, I will get another gene who's stronger and better the other Gene islamically doesn't work like that, right? Or it says, Come to me, and I'll try this for you. And you know, we'll protect you from from anything and everything. And inside of it is a whole bunch
of different check. So this type of looking at islamically is not permissible. Whereas if a person comes in all he's doing is reciting Koran, and he's giving you some some water, and he's resetting the doors that are most known from the center of the positive center, and this is autopia, which is valid, and you are allowed to ask him for compensation for your time. And there's nothing wrong with that. Unless I know Allah knows best.
I can build Go ahead.
Not necessarily, actually. So continuing to do it.
All right. All right, fantastic. So in terms of making dua, this is just taking the ASVAB. And you leave the results in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala, that you look in the famous hadith of George, where Jude ages mother was calling him, and the mother made the offer her son, that you know, may You not die until you've seen the prostitute. And he wants the whole fitna of falsely being accused, and so on and so forth. At that time, the mother sincerely didn't make the door, right? She there wasn't a sincere desire that she wanted home for her husband, for her son, but something that naturally came out, right. So that was just a means to the reality taking place.
Similarly, over here, we're hoping for two things. Number one, that even though the doctor is not sincere, the fact that Allah will protect this person from our evil eye. And number two, it is a reminder to our own selves, that this is what I should actually be like, right? So it has a psychological effect, that I shouldn't be negative, I should be positive. And that's why you make the duel Baraka for it, or do I have, you know, wishing good for that individual, so that you have a goal in mind, this is what I should achieve. And to claim that, you know, we don't control the affairs of our hearts. I don't believe that statement is true. At the end of the day, you know, part
of our struggle with our knifes is to learn to control our heart. It is a lifelong process. But at the end of the day, I believe you can control it, through training it and you know, giving it the nurturing that it needs.
For sure, for sure. I mean, seeing the reality for what it is right? This is something amazing that if you look at the verse in sort of wellness panels, either he says, Wait a second to load the bill Huck that the pain of death comes bill Huck, the scholars when they commented What does this help mean? They said this is an inky shafa from Allah subhanho wa Taala that he sees the true nature of this world for what it really is. And when a person has has it in their heart, they become blinded to the reality that they're competing for this dunya they're not competing for the accurate they're hating a person for something that they had no control over. We don't choose which blessings Allah
subhanaw taala gives us right, they're trying to fight something that they cannot fight the color of Allah subhanho wa Taala so this is the the cache that has been placed in front of their eyes when they're blinded by jealousy. So I believe definitely one layer at a time through the total view of the heart You can definitely definitely be removed a lot and Adam
asked me in private inshallah we'll conclude for tonight szczepanik along we'll be having a shadow night sakurako today, Lake wa Salaam Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Have a fantastic evening and weekend.