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our culture's become so dirty Muslims, you know, we the appearances of Islam have become so much more important. And the manners of Islam have disappeared. And so what's happened is you're at an Iftar, which is supposed to be an act of worship, and people are gathered, and they're eating, and they're celebrating that they worshipped Allah and fasted all day, and they're eating together, and there's five of them at a table, and one of them gets up to get some extra chicken and the other four are talking about him.
And then he comes back saying really cool, good to have you back and the other one goes along with his turn.
Like the chicken isn't enough to flush of your, your brother needs to be added, you know, this has become normal. It's not even a big deal, to talk about others to think of others like that to size people up, you know, and men do it and women do it. And so now he says, What's x SubhanaHu Heynen. You think such conversations are no big deal? You think it's very light just to say something? Well, who are in the Allah He Aleem? And as far as Allah is concerned, it's massive. Its massive. Now, if you study the Quran, and you study what Allah considers a big deal, like what are major sins as far as Allah is concerned, you know, double Ramadan, Angola and Taco Illuminata alone. It's a massive
crime and a disgusting crime as far as Allah is concerned that you say what you don't do. For example, hypocrisy is a big deal. Sheikh is the full moon Aleem when you commit, you know associate partners with Allah. It's a massive grand crime a grand injustice lol Munna, Aleem here, Allah says, you and I just carelessly talking about somebody, which we think is nothing. It's just a comment. It's just a couple of words typed, it's just a conversation. I'm just saying, What's the big deal? Allah says, you don't think it's a big deal? Well, who are in Allah here, Eileen. And especially with Allah, this is a massive, massive crime. This is not a small thing at all. And in order to help
you appreciate I've spoken about this before, at one occasion or the other, but I want to remind you of something very powerful that Allah azza wa jal did in his wisdom. There are two kinds of revelation I want you to, like think about this is going to take a little bit of brain juice from all of us. There's two kinds of basic revelation that came to prophets. It's directly the speech of Allah, the direct speech of Allah. And another kind of Revelation, the least form of Revelation is actually dreams. So true dreams also came to prophets. The highest form of Revelation is the word of Allah itself. And the lowest form of Revelation the least form a revelation, our true dreams, okay?
And the prophesy Salam received both he received the Quran, which is the word of Allah, and he received dreams. Now, here's the thing. When it came to protecting the dignity of a fellow believer, Allah revealed the Quran.
Allah azza wa jal revealed the Quran
and when it came to restoring the dignity of the Kaaba,
the Kaaba. Allah didn't reveal the Quran, Allah revealed a dream to the prophets lie Selim la consola calahorra Sula, who wrote Yeah, we'll have that Allah azza wa jal sent the dream to the prophesy salon that turned out to be true that he will be entering a Masjid Al haram. Now think about that. The sacredness and the value of the Kaaba, the the value and the, the respect that we have of the Kaaba is so high, and yet Allah to liberate the dignity of the Kaaba revealed the truth of that to the prophets. I said, I'm in a dream, the lowest form of Revelation, and to restore the dignity of the fellow believer and actually our mother I shall be Allahu Taala Allah, Allah azza wa
jal revealed ayat of the Quran, the highest form of Revelation. This helps us understand even the words of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, which one time he turned to the Prophet returned to the Kaaba and said that the dignity of a believer is dearer to Allah than you. She turned to the Goblin and said that, you know, Lahoma told many of them and Allah He formata monkey, he said to the Kaaba, that the dignity of a believer is more sacred to Allah is more grand to Allah than your dignity. Now imagine I've said this to you before, how much respect do we show to the Gava? When you will get the honor of being in the presence of the Kaaba, would you ever imagine being disrespectful? Or being
condescending, or making jokes about the house of Allah? Or I'm just saying, Would you ever even think of doing that you will be terrified at the idea. And yet, when it comes to your fellow believer, somebody else, it's so easy to just talk. And yet in our religion, this the dignity of the person sitting next to you in the masjid, the dignity of your friends, the dignity of family, these are people in your circle, people you like people you don't like doesn't even matter. Their dignity is more sacred to Allah than even the Kaaba. And so here he says, What as a Buddha who a human well who are Angola here, have him and now so what should you have done, okay, you're in this gathering,
and somebody started, started throwing the spark and everybody else started running their mouth. Now you're in this gathering, what are you supposed to do? You've heard the
Ziad, now how are you supposed to respond? And so Allah azza wa jal says, well, Hola, it's Mr. Tomo, who called Tom, how come the very moment you heard this kind of talk? The very moment you heard it, you didn't respond, you should have responded. How did you How should you have responded? Now your cool new Lana and nataka llama Bahasa here, the Quran is telling us to be socially awkward. Here's how you're in this gathering, everybody's having a good time. Nobody seems to have a problem talking about somebody else. And you're in the middle of this gathering, and you hear this kind of talk, and you decide to uphold the word of Allah. And you get up in the middle of all of that gathering and
repeat what Allah says, Because Allah says, The woman you heard it, how come you didn't say this? Which means I better say this. Now what is that? What is that he wants me to say? He says my Hakuna Anita kendama be hada. It isn't our place, it isn't appropriate for us to be talking about this is wrong, everyone, we shouldn't be having this conversation.
Like you get up and you become the weird one. That is now telling people that are older than you people that are younger than you people that are more knowledgeable than you people that have bigger beards than you do people that have longer hair jobs than you do. You're talking to everybody and saying, This is wrong, we shouldn't be having this conversation.
That's not an easy thing to do. Because before you speak up like that, you're like, what are people going to think of me? Are they going to think I'm some kind of moral authority? Are they going to pass judgment on me and it's so easy for them to talk about this person? If I say this, guess who they're going to talk about next? That's going to be me. So what should I do and this is the time to remember for law talk, show homework shoni. Don't be afraid of people be afraid of me. Allah says, Allah is extremely upset with the one who didn't get up and didn't become awkward, and didn't get up and say, we can't be talking about this. I don't care if I was invited here as a guest. It doesn't
matter we should not be having this conversation. Maya kulana and Nicola bajada. Now there are two conversations for the rest of this for you to understand. There's a conversation you're having with people, you're in a gathering, you're surrounded by people, they're talking to you, you're talking to them. But this particular believer who has to get up and say this, understands that at the same time, there's another conversation happening, and that conversation is directly between themselves and Allah. And in the middle of that, addressing that crowd, they turn towards Allah, and they say, Subhan Naka, the next wording of the ayah Subhana Allah, not Subhanallah you've heard Subhanallah
before Subhan Allah has said, when we declare the perfection of Allah,
but when you say Subhana wa, you're not talking about Allah as perfection. Listen carefully. You're talking to Allah about his perfection. Not talking about him, but talking to him. In the middle of talking to people saying we shouldn't be talking about this. You turn to Allah and say, Subhana Allah, you are way too perfect. Now let's understand why that is why immediately a switch and talk to Allah. Understand that in the Quran, whenever the test be of Allah is mentioned on the tongues of people, Subhan Allah, the word Subhan Allah or even when Allah mentions subhanahu wa taala. This is mentioned when something is done, that undermines the perfection of Allah. When something is a crime
against Allah or somehow is less respected Allah deserves or less reverence and Allah desert deserves, then the immediate words after that are so hard that this be the perfection of Allah, meaning this false thing has been attributed to Allah and Allah is way too perfect for such a thing to be attributed to him. So for example, when people do shake Allah subhanho wa Taala and Maya Kowloon. Allah is way too perfect and way too far above what they say Subhanahu wa Taala the angels questioned Allah when He created Adam Alayhis Salam saying that he's gonna spill blood, he's gonna cause corruption. And he said, I know what you don't know. And they felt maybe they crossed the line
with Allah. So what did they say? Subhan Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah ma lantana you're way too perfect. No, no, we were not questioning the perfection of your knowledge. You're You're perfect. You're the perfect one. Subhan Naka. In other words, if you've crossed the line with Allah, then the words to say are so Hanukkah or SubhanAllah. In this conversation, as I mentioned to you, people are talking not about Allah, they're talking about another person. They're talking about some person, you got up and said, according to the word of Allah, we shouldn't be talking about this. And then immediately you recognize that talking about a person like that isn't just a line you crossed or
isn't just an offense against that person. It's an offense against Allah.
And for which immediately I must beg Allah's forgiveness, because I recognize that I have crossed something sacred against Allah Himself. Subhan Naka. I turned to Allah immediately. And you know what that does? I no longer fear who's offended in the audience because I'm afraid I just offended Allah subhanaw Naga has doubled down on having this is a horrible, slanderous accusation. This is unacceptable.
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