Amazed By The Quran – You Reap What You Sow

Nouman Ali Khan

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In Surat Al-Qalam, Allah tells the cautionary tale of two farmers who conspired to harvest their crop very early in the day to avoid the pleading hands of the needy, only to find that their entire crop had been destroyed to the point that they couldn’t even recognize their own garden. Before Allah, they were made bankrupt both physically and spiritually for denying the rights of the poor in their hearts. Merely thinking about the needy as a nuisance is a disease of the heart and in this story, the intention to withhold charity was enough to enrage Allah. We must not allow any corruption in our hearts to manifest in things that will harm us in this life and the next.

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Salam aleikum, everyone. Welcome to amazed by the Koran, a series in which I love sharing with you things I find amazing about the Koran today, an excerpt from a story mentioned in total calendar 68 surah, there are a bunch of farmers and they are about to harvest the next morning. And it's going to be a really fruitful harvest. And they want to make sure that they go early, early, early in the morning, before poor people wake up, because the poor people in the village also know it's harvest day. So they're going to show up outside the farms and outside the gardens, hoping that they can throw some fruits their way, give them some of it and receive some charity. So they make a scheme

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that they're going to try to get there before any of the poor people show up. And so the language is allowed Hola, hola, Malika miskeen make sure that not a single, poor person, and a single bankrupt person enters upon you, meaning shows up in your vicinity, just make sure you and make sure you speak in a low voice not to wake anybody up and go in a sneaky way and get back. Now they didn't push you know in other places or knocked on your door or your team, he pushes the orphan

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miskeen it doesn't encourage the feeding of the poor, other places you have people speaking ill or speaking harshly to the poor, right or reminding them that you're doing them a favor. But in this ayah they haven't had any interaction with the poor. They haven't they weren't mean to anyone, they didn't yell at anyone. They simply talk to each other and said, Let's avoid them. Let's just have the intention of not helping them. That's all I mean that their speech doesn't really amount to anything more than an intention to not help. That's it. That's their crime. And when they got to the garden, there was nothing there. It was completely falling apart from Arabic ohana imune. Allah sent

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a heavenly punishment to their garden, where when they got there, they actually said in another volume, we don't even write, did we come to the right place? This can't be the place. Wait, this is our place? How are we made bankrupt. In other words, their denial in their hearts, their desire to deny the bankrupt, landed them becoming bankrupt. Be careful how you think about those in need. If you just simply think about them as a nuisance, if you simply think about them as a nuisance, that is a disease that lies deep inside your heart. And there are no bigger consequences in this life and in the next, and diseases that are carried in our hearts. actions are actually they're worth

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something. But the matters of the heart are worth way, way, way more. You may not have done it. These people haven't done an evil deed yet. They've just stated the intention to not help. But that intention itself is enough to enrich Allah when that intention was made with such commitment. May Allah will keep us of those who have a clean heart towards other people and not allow the corruptions inside of our hearts to manifest in things that are going to harm us in this life and harmless in the next barakallahu li walakum wa salaamu Alaikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato salamati Curatola. If you enjoyed this video, please do share it with friends and family. If you want to see

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