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Nouman Ali Khan

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Episode Notes

Allah dedicates strong ayat in Surat An-Nisaa to describing the fate of al-Munafiqun (the hypocrites), angrily describing their deserved place in the lowest depths of hell. However, as Nouman Ali Khan explains, Allah’s anger is not a justification for us to get angry at them.

This khutbah was given at Masjid Ramadan in London, England on 09/02/2016.

Episode Transcript

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So Tunisia is one of the longer misogyny sutras of the Quran. It's the fourth surah of the Quran. And it allows it which deals with a lot of problems and one of the most complicated problems in the entire Medina and life of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam is the problem of dealing with your own with the hypocrites and there are 60 out of this surah continuously dealing with that problem. There are other issues mentioned in the surah but this is one of the most complicated of them. And while dealing with this problem, a lot of xojo expresses many of the most tough, toughest injunctions and IOD against this group of people May Allah not make us from them, allows them to for

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example, mentioned zinder Muna 15 offender kill us for even an hour. That hypocrites there's no doubt about it are going to be in the lowest level of the fire, the lowest The worst part of the fire

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as alaric xojo talks about Manasa Hoon, and how angry he is at them. Of course, the expectation might be from you and me that we are supposed to be angry at them as well. And that's the first thing that I'd like to correct. A lot. So Joe's anger is something only he has a right to have. I don't have a right to be angry at someone if Allah is angry at them. There's a difference between what how we're supposed to feel, and what allows the woman has the right to express. So for example, just to make this point easy for you and I to understand.

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Also, the last Allahu alayhi wa sallam invited a group of Christians from Iran who came to visit and wanted to see if he's really a prophet. They didn't have hotels back in the day so they stayed in Russia, the number of

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these Christians were actually very well versed in their religion. They were knowledgeable people of Christianity and they worshiped a star they said on and they had no other place to go worship Jesus. So guess where they worshipped? At least are they some insider Mashallah, liberally, and this is in the time that they're here to discuss things with Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and during this time, the art of select medium, some of the later items with medium are discussed and I actually am Ron calm and actually some of the items with Miriam had already come down in which Allah azza wa jal says what Carlos de Manuel Odin kazutoshi and then they said that Allah azza wa jal man has taken a

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son. And you've said something disgusting, monstrous, monstrous? How could you say such a thing? Some of the most some of the angriest out of the Quran are about people who claim that Allah has taken a son that's very offensive to Allah, that someone says this yet for His Messenger, sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Clearly, he's not angry at these people. They're in other machines, and

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they're doing their worship there. And to what why is that? How come allies angry and His Messenger is not angry. So Lola hard to set up? To help you understand this. I'll give you another example. Before we come to the moon of your own. I have children, one of them is in trouble. I'm yelling at one of them.

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I yell at one of my children. And while I'm yelling at one of them, I'm yelling at my eldest daughter, the youngest son comes and says, Yeah, I am angry too.

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All of a sudden, I won't be angry at my daughter. I'll be angry at this little guy. Why are you angry? That's not your place.

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I am in a position to be angry, I am the authority in the house. When I have a right to be angry, that's my place. You have no place to take my position. You see. And if he turns around and says, Well, since you were angry, I thought I should be angry too,

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is stepping out of his role. It's an act of stepping out of one's role. We have to understand that the anger of Allah belongs to him. It belongs to Him, and He will deal with his slaves however he wants. But that's not our job. Our job is not to express the anger of a law against other people. So when you hear about donatien and you would think that we should become extremely angry at the monarchy,

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because Allah is angry at them, we should be angry at them. This is something His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was taught very clearly to distinguish the leader of the one up now beleiving obey who caused many problems total pseudo la sallallahu alayhi wasallam, the worst of the worst of the worst. He dies. And when he dies, a little lie himself. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam leads the janaza prayer. He led the prayer. The Ayat of the Quran came later on not to sound the alarm and matamanoa hadn't Don't.

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Don't pray on them. Don't even stand on his grave. But the ayah did not come before he prayed. The IOD came after he prayed. If Allah wanted him not to make janaza prayer over him, what would a lab done? reveal the IOD beforehand and there's no problem.

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But Allah azza wa jal waited for him to lead that prayer. Why? Because only Allah can know who they are. And even in the most obvious of cases, you and I can't just point at someone say clearly this is a one off. Clearly this is someone who doesn't really have human human like the FARC. Particularly hypocrisy is a disease that lies deep inside the heart. fie kulu be him marathon. in their hearts, there's a disease. The heart is a place that you and I don't have access to. We barely have access to our own hearts. We barely have a good analysis of where we stand. How are you and I supposed to judge the heart of someone else, all you can judge and all I can see is behavior. All we

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can see is what is on the outside, and we can never see what's going on on the inside. And the outside and the inside are not always connected to each other.

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Sometimes things are not what they appear. They don't things don't seem as they are. Even in the even in the later seal of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam they were told that even if you if you were to attack the city of Mecca, well Allah, Allah moon would mean Atlanta Allah woman, they are believing men and women, you can't even know them. You have you had no idea who they are. In other words of life, saying even in the city of Mecca after three battles have taken place, there are people who may quietly have taken Shahada. They don't look like Muslims. They don't pray, they don't do anything yet, but their heart has La ilaha illAllah in it already, only Allah knows them.

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Lung to Allah moon, there was no way for you to know them. You can't even pass judgment on them.

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So now with that premise, what I wanted to share with you is one I have selected Nyssa and in this ayah Allah azza wa jal is dealing dealing with a very serious military situation, the Muslims are traveling at this time, they're already in a state of war with the people of Makkah, and they are in danger of being attacked when they travel in the middle of the desert. It's not a secure area. Because you are in a state of war. You can be attacked at any time. So when you're traveling in the desert, and you see somebody coming from a distance, you don't know if that's an enemy or a friend, you don't know. So Allah gives precautionary measures to the Muslims when they travel. How should

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you deal with this situation when somebody is coming? What should you do? He says subhana wa tada you handle Xena amanu is adopted, Sabina Allah He for

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those of you who have eemaan when you are going out in the path of Allah, meaning when you're going to go out into the battle or go somewhere other other instruction that allows messenger has given you some a lot more on use of them. And you see somebody coming, clarify. make things clear, for civilian. In other words, if you see someone coming, maybe you should go take the side, get a better view. Don't go head on, you don't know what you're walking into. take precaution and make sure things become clear. If it's too close for comfort, you came around one mountain side, they came around the other mountain side you're right in front of each other and they see you all of a sudden.

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Now what are you supposed to do? Allah azza wa jal give us one instruction By the way, this could be a matter of life and death. As you can tell. This can be a matter of life and death. If you make the wrong judgment, and let this guy pass he turns around and stabs you in the back. You could be killed. The instruction Allah gives to the Muslims is incredible. He says what are the kulu livin Alka la como Salama? Amina.

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Don't say about anyone who throws Salaam in your direction. I'll call in a coup Salah.

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He doesn't say whether it's a coolie man. You tell him

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Don't say about the one who says Salaam to you know anybody who even throws Salaam in your direction. Less than what we know you're not a believer.

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The thing is, when you and I pass by each other on the street sometimes I don't know if you're a seminar Muslim. We don't know. You pass by you experimentally say a ceram article. The other person says y equals saddam. Now you know that they're Muslim. But you and I know that there are levels of our faith. There's Islam. There's a man there's a son. Islam is at least this person is accepted Shahada. Eman is something inside the heart the strongest of believers have human there mcminn in this ayah you and I were expecting a lot to say that when someone says Salaam to you, you should know that they are Muslim.

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Allah is saying when someone says Salaam to you Don't you dare say that they are not Muslim in less than a minute.

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Now that's remarkable because now I'm not just thinking of this person who passed by me as a Muslim. I'm thinking of them as a sincere believer with no possibility of hypocrisy inside them.

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There is no possibility of an infarct inside this person. And the only proof I have that I have no right to judge their hypocrisy is that they said a Salam or aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. That's it. That's according to Quran and that's in a life and death situations. That in that situation, you could get killed for getting this wrong. You could say I mean, he said Salam but I'm not sure. Allah says doesn't doesn't matter. Essentially

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Even if you lose your life in this way, it's okay. But don't lose it judging somebody else's email is a bigger dream danger to you that will ruin your dunya and your aka. Like elsewhere he says until until Ciba Kumara. Zombie radio

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that an ugliness and a contamination will hit you and you won't even know because you attacked another Muslim. You attacked another believer. Now, this was in the state of battle. Let me finish the ayah and then share a couple of quick lessons with you. W tahuna

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dunya cdio began fiza vilella. Linda, you went out in the path of Allah. That's what Allah said when you go out in the past of a law you will run into someone they might say Salaam to you that's good enough for you. That's what it was. But halfway through the ayah Allah says the only time you will pass this kind of judgment and say no, no, no, is Salam is not good enough. is when that that journey that was supposed to be submitted, has now turned into you pursuing worldly life.

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You're now you're no longer pursuing allez Deen, you're pursuing worldly life, meaning the intention of that journey has now changed. Don't ruin that. Don't ruin the intention of your journey. Don't ruin you something you do. feasable Allah and turn it into dub de una hora de la jolla to dunya for en de la Imani Mu kathira Allah has many treasures don't become materialistic. Don't become worldly, you know, in the most immediate sense. It means somebody says salami says Yeah, right. I don't think you're Muslim and you kill them and take the stuff anyway. That's what the immediate senses but even in the larger senses we'll see this has timeless lessons in it for us, because Annika quinto Minh

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cobble all this is one ayah he says kozani cocoon COVID this is how you used to be before used to be skeptical, doubtful unsure about people, judgmental of people easy to attack them question their character question what's going on inside of them. This is how you used to be in the state of joy Haley, I mean COVID much before not now you have Quran now. You have human now you can't be this way anymore. And then this is famine. Allahu wa alaykum. Allah has done a huge favor on you. What's the favor Allah has done on you in this ayah Allah hasn't just guided you to Islam in this ayah Allah has given you the gift of brotherhood among each other. That is the basis of which is a salaam

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aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. That's the basis of it. That's a huge gift of Allah, that Allah imposes on us for Mandela who Aleykum butterbean but still make sure now that you know that saddam is the giveaway that you shouldn't pass judgment. Other than that, however, still be careful. Don't just assume for who and then he says in the law kinda be matamanoa hubiera. Allah has always known what you've been up to no doubt about it. Now, what does this mean for you and me? We live in a very interesting time, where the sellout of a Muslim is not good enough.

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A Muslim says Salaam to you. And depending on how they're dressed, depending on how they look, depending on the size of their beard, or they don't have a beard, depending on their accent, depending on the environment they come from or where they are.

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You figure, poor monastic.

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This guy so misguided.

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Some people will even say radical Muslim, but in their hearts thing, this poor soul. So they're just food for hellfire. But at least they think they're Muslim. At least they think they're Muslim.

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We've become so fragmented that we can't even help ourselves. When somebody walks into the machine. You have to, you have to figure out which kind of misguidance they're on.

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You don't just look at someone and they say Salaam to you, and you assume that they're a believer, and as a result of their demand. And that demand that they share with you is a favor of a law and you according to this, we don't. This thinking is gone. This thinking is gone. Gone are the days where you and I can look at each other. And the moment Salam comes out, everything else is out the window for Allah Sabina kulu, become for us back, don't be near MIT, he won and he put a lot between your hearts and you became brothers only by his favor. That was good enough for you.

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You know, this is something that the Muslims don't realize when they are among other Muslims. They take Islam and the oma for granted.

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When you know, I went to some towns in the United States, where there are little to no Muslims. I met a fellow not too long ago, he's 45 years old. 45 years he lived in Oklahoma.

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And Oklahoma is not a lot of Muslims, especially not 45 years ago.

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And he would be in the grocery store somewhere and somebody will just you know kind of you know, he'd he'd hear in the voice that they may be reciting some Koran or something he just run over and say Salaam Alaikum. And then it's a Actually no, I'm Jewish. Oh, you're assigning a lot. Okay. I didn't know. they'd run into some some somebody in a job somewhere.

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And they just pull over into Santa Monica when they get so excited that they saw another Muslim, that somebody is there that shares that Allah Allah Allah with them.

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You don't know what that's like to not have another fellow Muslim around. Because hamdulillah You and I are around a lot of Muslims.

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And a lot of the Muslims around you are very different from you. They think differently from you, they belong to a different school of thought than you do. They dress differently from you. They like different scholars than the scholars that you like, they go to a different machine than you they like a different organization than yours. They belong to a different ethnicity than you. But none of that is supposed to matter. As a matter of fact, none of that was even supposed to matter when your life is in danger. Our lives aren't even in danger. And yet we make these distinctions where our salams to each other are not good enough. Our Salaam is an indication that I have no longer the

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right to judge somebody else's

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advice is something else, somebody is doing something wrong, you can advise them, you can tell them this is wrong. And you know, and in the most respectful of ways, but that's not a judgment on their faith. That's just a judgment of, hey, listen, I think you spoke too loudly with that elder. I don't think you should do that. Hey, listen, I think you're praying in the wrong direction. I think he's this way.

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You know, some simple correction among each other is not a judgment of the man. That's just what we owe each other. Anyway, that's just naseeha. But don't confuse that with passing, you know, blatant and extreme judgments on one another, just based on appearances, the Sahaba came in all shapes and sizes. They all look very, very different. They came from different tribes, you know, and this was not a reason for anyone to pass judgment on the other. The last thing I shared with you in light of this ayah is that if the opposite is the case, if it is easy for us to pass judgment on each other. And it is easy for us to not think of the salon as enough. Then a last comment on us is that even

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though we may be looking like Muslims acting thinking that we're acting like Muslims, our pursuit is worldly dub tahuna out of the Hyatt, Antonia, you've become materialistic emaan isn't that important to you? dunia has become more important to you. That's when it becomes easy for you to judge and separate yourself and look down on other fellow Muslims. May Allah azza wa jal make us of those who have true genuine love and respect for one another. May Allah which will make us of those who really understand the words of our messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he says beautifully after Salam spread Salaam because when you spread Salaam in its genuine sense, and what you've actually

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spread is brotherhood. Once you've actually spread his unity among the oma and soften their hearts to one another. May Allah make our hearts that are those that are soft towards one another. And even when we correct each other, we correct each other in the most loving respectful of ways barakallahu li walakum for Annie Hakeem, when a funny way er can be hired for the turkey

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