Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa salatu salam ala alihi wa sahbihi wa Salaam Alaikum everyone welcome to amused by the Quran a series in which I love talking to you about what I find amazing about the Quran. Today inshallah, I'm going to be talking to you about just one I have an expression in this ayah that really captured me. It's the longest I have the Quran, I see I have loan agreements and business agreements found at the end of skeletal Bukhara. And within that long ayah. Allah says, right after that long, I actually says, Well, many aquadome have in the house even called boo, don't hide testimony latok Tomas Shahada and whoever would hide it, then sinful, His heart is
penalized His heart is now the idea of hiding testimony is withholding something that your tongue was supposed to say.
And withholding testimony is a sin of your tongue.
But remarkably, Allah did not say his tongue is sinful, for not doing what it should have. He says what is sinful, His heart is sinful. Now you could just say he is sinful. And it's simple. He is sinful. But when a lot takes a limb, and attributes a sin to a limb, you have to appreciate the the rhetorical benefit here. You know, when you say you did that with your own hands, then you're making something respond. You're making somebody's hands responsible. You're highlighting almost the imagery of their act doing something wrong. You said that with your mouth. Those words came out of your mouth. You could just say you said those words. But when you say those things were those words
came out of your mouth, then you're almost being drawn to the image of someone using their mouth to do say something heinous. To say something hideous, you know, that's, that's the idea behind pointing out a limb. Now,
His heart is sinful. The images of the heart itself having this and not the tongue.
Not the tongue a lot him his heart. There's something deep inside his heart. Why? Because this is about business deals. And in business deals when someone hides testimonies because they have greed
and greed rests deep inside the heart. And that heart, it's that fires off that greed. It pulled on his tongue and held it back. So actually, it was not blaming his tongue. He's blaming the real culprit the heart, Allah. So epic, Allah just didn't just talk about the crime. He talked about the root of that crime and who he's gonna hold responsible. Now why is that so scary? That's really scary because this is one of those crimes. That isn't just another sin.
Because it was just another sin your tongue did it. Your hands did it. Your feet did it. Your eyes did it. This time to send is done by your heart.
Why is that such a big deal? Because the law says on judgment day there's nothing that's going to be of benefit to anyone in laminata lobby Calvin Saleem, except who comes before Allah with a sound heart. So when the hardest sinful,
the entire being is in trouble. The entire being is in trouble. What emphasis has the master of all the worlds placed on honesty in business to business deals?
What does Islam have to say with treating people honestly, when doing business with them? We're treating employees, honestly, we're treating employers honestly. We're treating business partners honestly, with treating clients honestly.
When dealing with contractors or people that you have contracts with, man, in no earthly one called, you know, people go to court. You promised me the budget is going to be this. But then you showed up with four times more of the price. This is on paper. And then he makes an alternative contract. No, no, no, I never agreed to that. Look, I have a signature of yours. I did it in Photoshop.
Is Photoshop is not the criminal.
And there is the graphic designer who did it.
It's not the printer, that's the center. It's not the finger that hit Ctrl p for endo Who is the one kalu
that heart, that heart is the center of Han Allah. Allah has highlighted something so powerful here. And if you understand that, and you understand something very grand about the world in my own assessment, you do not have to agree with this. In my own assessment, one of the world's biggest problems today is unrestricted greed.
Probably the world's biggest problem, in my opinion, unrestricted greed. companies want more they only care about the bottom line. Nations want more individuals want more husbands want more wives want more. children want more. Everybody wants one we're ripping the earth apart and we're ripping each other apart out of greed and allies highlighting that, that greed rests deep in some crevice inside your heart. And that's what's sinful.
We need to fix that. Until you fix that greed is not going to get curved. Greed will never go away. When you can curb it. You can control it so that your heart isn't sinful.
You know, that's what we have to do. We have to identify that disease and eradicate it from existence barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato
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