Channel: Nouman Ali Khan
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So today in the first part about somebody like to talk to you about a little bit about the subject matter of
hypocrisy, and then specifically highlight one serious consequence of this disease that I feel Muslims at large need to be having a conversation about. The first thing I'd like to share with you is the one of the fundamental teachings of our religion, one of the summaries of our religion is even, like in the famous girl, we learned
We heard the call of someone calling me the profits of the level or the calling to Eva. So the entire entire religion is actually summarized
to our faith, that's the essence of what we are as Muslims as a people with a set of beliefs, and in all multiple places, teaches us that image is something that lies inside our hearts, that it's something that's a matter of the heart, the heart of its intellectual, and part of it is a spiritual reality. Of course, the opposite of demand discover. So there are people who believe in that or people who disbelieve many of you are familiar with the beginning of silicon bacala.
talks about that.
the opposite is mentioned. But then there is a threat to our very existence as believers from the inside, there's something inside the potential inside every human being that can ruin the mind that can destroy their faith. And that disease is Nipa is hypocrisy. It's the most serious spiritual problem mentioned in a lot of guidance, and local art in the salon of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. For a believer, the biggest danger in their life is to suffer from the disease of the heart, that there's no worse situation you can have, there's nothing worse than that can be the case. And you know, when we talk about a disease, we should talk about, you know, why is it so
serious nowadays, even when we talk about physical diseases, there are you know, there's things like the flu or allergies or something like that. And then there are more serious diseases like you know, cancer or whatever heart failure, whatever else are problems that are more serious diseases. Well, you don't know how serious diseases until you know what it results in. Until the people know this disease. If you have this when you're gonna is bad, it can get worse. This is really, really serious. Well, that's why a lot of didn't just warn us about nipah. He told us about its consequences. And one of his earliest consequences when ally xojo says
that hypocrites people who suffer from this disease are in the lowest possible pain of the hellfire. Meaning the worst level of Hellfire is reserved for these people. So this is pretty serious stuff. And people who suffer from it and have reached a terminal state you know in diseases, you have terminal stages. When people when somebody suffers from this disease and reaches a terminal stage.
Then they become famous persons hopeless, there's no way you can do for this patient is done. Sometimes a lot of decline declares for some people love.
Allah declares for some people that they are they've reached the terminal state, that there's no hope for them. So for instance, a level say salaam aleikum?
Why don't you put
the same for them when you ask about forgive them or not, even though as soon as told someone,
even if you pray for them or not, they won't make a difference of love and forgiveness. Even if you pray for them. 70 times of Allah forgive me, this is the love talking about people whose accuracy has reached a terminal state and a terminal state. Now, this is the seriousness of
but that's really the introduction that I wanted to share with you is that the subject matter of the car is a very serious one. But then how do you when you find out that there's a serious epidemic out there? There's an outbreak of a disease, you want to protect yourself? And how do you protect yourself? Well, they'll tell you, the physician, the doctor will tell you, well, if you see these are these are the symptoms, then you better protect yourself. Maybe you have the disease, right? That's what we do in
a kind of pathology, there are some kinds of symptoms, symptoms, you look at those symptoms and say, Okay, you know what, I should get checked out. So there are in our sacred text, multiple signs of what is there multiple indicators of what someone African obviously the most obvious one of them is a contradiction between someone's speech and someone's actions. When you speak, you do something and your your speech is doing something else. And your actions speak to the contract, right? So for example, the lies that we have complaints about
political stuff. And so the Sufi says, Yeah, that you have the Nina Avenue.
Why'd you say that what you don't do? This hope by today is about to go to two places in the Quran. It's really about the beginning of sort of the beginning of the 61st, sola. And then in conclusion, I want to share with you a very powerful blog that we learned through the followers of Ebrahim and it's in the sutra, before this was, tahina, I actually, when I was reading the most known part of the hook by Tony, I started with that I started with the items recited by him and his followers when they need to drop
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again, I mentioned something about the end of my football, and I'll begin today inshallah, tada, we just need a lot of social stuff in the very beginning, you should know something and that sort of stuff.
And it will be that is when the Quran really starts dealing with the subject of
the Quran make mention of the heart of hypocrisy in Mecca, which is majority of the
time when it really started heavily dealing with this subject in Medina. And this surah must say that this is a little after the Battle of the disorder was revealed. There were a lot of there's a lot of, you know, obviously a lot of inner conflict inside the community, there were about 300 people that even walked off the battlefield. So there's a lot of internal issues in the Muslim community at that time. And a lot of that begins with a very powerful phrase, you suddenly fooled into you some people.
I've talked about the use of the heart on many occasions, just as a brief reminder, in all of the Sooners that have this deep in them, there's a comparison first and let talks about what everything else in creation is doing. Everything else in creation is declaring the less perfection in the skies of the earth, it does what it's supposed to do to declare a less perfection to do what it's supposed to do. And then right after that, every one of these survives, allies always turns his attention to the Muslims, and says, Well, every everything else in creation is doing. What are you doing? So he compares us to the rest of creation? And says you were made the best of creation? Where do you
stand? When I say the same? Can I say the same thing about you, you are going to speak a lot like the rest of creations. I want you to understand this concept of a problem. We'll spend about 10 minutes doing that.
You see, a lot is
created the human being the angels were surprised
or shocked. And they said, Why are you creating this creature and they even said, You're the spirit has already been done. We're already here to declare your perfection. We're not new. Some people get hung up when
we declare your production already. And so this is the speed that I'm handling as declaring perfection should be understood. It comes from sabaha which is to float to float. When something is floating it doesn't drown. Right? That's the point. When something is floating or swimming, it doesn't drown. We're talking about allies or whatever we're saying things about a law that is perfection now
The moment you start seeing something that is inappropriate about a law, then you're making the status drown. And so you have to declare some problem. So someone says something inappropriate about the law, he says some kind of
somehow called Alibaba, multiple times. When people say inappropriate things about a lot, you say, No, it was too perfect for that. And that's your way of saying that is so powerful, but you can't be saying that. It was too perfect for that. We maintain the status like something floats, we maintain it, we keep it where it's supposed to be. And we don't reduce his glory in any way. That should be above.
But the interesting thing for those of you that are a little bit familiar with the Arabic language, that's the, the the, the verb actually doesn't require a preposition. Like we didn't know from hoonah hula, hula,
hula, hula, they declared as perfection.
They declared this perfection, even
when he spoke to what lies.
He doesn't say.
He says a new Serbia kakheti.
We declare your perfection. When someone declares a last perfection. We seem
simple. But the IRS have sought to stop Don't say you said people bah, bah, bah, bah. No, no, no, they say you said people in that email.
There's a down there and that down. This is an attorney. What that means in Simple English for all of you, it is for Alessi, that everything in the skies in the earth continues to declare his perfection. intention is mentioned. When you say I'm declaring a class perfection. That's one thing. When you're saying I'm declaring perfection for Allah sake, for the sake of Allah for Allah, then you're mentioning your reason, your intention? And obviously, what's the problem with a hypocrite The problem is an intention. So this even begins with clarifying intentions. Even the entire universe has the right intention, where are your intentions? You
But even then, how does the rest of the creation? How does all of creation do a lesson? How is it declaring perfection, every creation has a purpose. Everything has a purpose, and it fulfills its purpose. The sun has a purpose, the moon has a purpose, the tree has a purpose. The bird has a purpose. And it fulfills its purpose at any given moment. It does what it's supposed to do. And by obeying a law, and the way that it's supposed to is declaring last perfection. That's one of the ways in which it declares the perfection of a law. So one of the ways we can observe the glory of a lot is this the humility and the submission of the entire skies, the submission of the universe, the
submission of the mountains that refuse to move, the submission of the water that quenches our thirst, the submission of the sun that provides us it's a miserable life. It doesn't get out of line, even the winds, but teaches us they submit to Him, He holds them back until he lets them go it gives them permission to go. Until then they keep soft and they don't hit you like a hurricane. They don't attack you, they remain soft. So now everything else is in obedience to Allah, then Allah turns his attention to believers, not just human beings. And that's another point to note here. Allah is best creation, and was most honored creations us
We honor the
There are so many expressions in the honoring the creation of the human being, and among the human beings. Everything else lives according to its purpose, then there is the most expectation that human beings should live up to their purpose. If they're the best creation, they should meet their purpose in the best way.
And within the human beings, there are those who
So human beings have already have high expectations of them. But even within human beings, our highest expectations are of those who believe, isn't it? The highest expectations we have those who actually claim to have human because they even know about expectations. They don't know why he was a revelation. They know that they are the messengers of our church to those believers and says yeah.
Why do you say what you don't do? Why do you say what you don't do? This is where we really have to understand what does it mean to do
everything in the skies and the earth does test me when I can that
you can understand how they do that.
They've got their own language. But when we,
when we think of doing this, when you think of the guy sitting there, and he's doing the prayers,
you're seeing 100.
You seen this also? Because it's praising a lead declaring, oh, that's perfection. So we have
this meme as speech. That's what we think of it as we think of certain God. Some things you memorize, like somebody says, do this. And you're thinking
about this many times, many times, many times, but in the eye, and there's something interesting, I'll take you back to a salon for a moment.
When, when the angels asked the question about other
Well, yes, we could give up. What
are you putting on the earth? Someone who will cause corruption? Are you going to put on the earth, someone who shed blood is gonna spill blood? And we're the ones who do
the contrast to that wise, on the one hand, there is a corrupt, murderous person. And on the other hand, we do your
you know, what, is it possible for a human being to do the smear with their tongue and still be corrupt? Yes. They didn't say they're not going to remember you. They're not going to mention your name, they're not going to do they're not going to say that. They didn't say that. They said he's going to be full of corruption. Because to them, the opposite of corruption is this mean? And this if you have to speak, you can't have corruption? To then that's the opposite. So then the contradiction was, we are doing that.
Why would you put someone there who is clearly not doing this for you? And what's their idea of someone who doesn't do this? We have a law, someone who causes corruption. Someone who shines blood. These, this is their concept of someone who does not care about perfection. You know why I'm mentioning that? Because for so many Muslims, they think they have good
luck, and they're still corrupt.
And they're still okay with the shedding of money. How are you? Okay, but that's not that's me. That's just your models. And that's why this cooler when it begins with the ski if you suck it
Why do you say so problema. And you don't have done it. You seem to speak with your tongue. Like everything else in the universe actually says it and lives it. But you just say it, and it doesn't show in your actions at all. How can you say So how am I declare less perfection and declare that you believe in Him, and then your character shows otherwise? This is a very serious criticism.
And why so disgusted by this, I was so disgusted by using one of the ugliest words in the Arabic language to describe his discovery. He says, no matter
how enormous and calculating the law by itself is enough, you don't even need it an easy grab, you know, couple that in the back
of our feet and use
this this word to begin with mcsa mcse was using the ugliest way. Oh, there is a disgusting practice out in the ignorant times before Islam. What they believed was women were property. They believe that women were property. So if the father died and he had four or five, six lives, the son would bury all the set of others. So you can keep the women in the house and this disgusting practice was called.
This was called mud. To give you an idea of how disgusting Omar is when he sees Muslims saying something with their mouth, and their character is going in the opposite direction. Now, I shared this with you, because actually the central subject of my football today, for which I have maybe 10 to 15 minutes left is this
documentary that was made on the tango Ibrahim alayhis salaam and his followers on my tallest restaurant, but something a little bit about silicon. It also deals with the subject of hypocrisy. From the very beginning. The issue is that America and the Muslims are being told, watch out for your hypocrisy. Don't become hypocrites. You know what you should learn from the legacy of
this guy has given this guy has many benefits in it. I'll just share one thing with you. But before I get to it, I want to tell you why I'm sharing this with
you know, today, we are at an amazing event.
If people have access to knowledge from across the world, people can see YouTube videos that are made in America in Indonesia. And
we can see what's going on on the other end of the learning world and get tweets, Twitter feeds and Facebook posts. The world of information has opened up to us what scholars used to go travel for four years now we can download in a few seconds. And you want the audio file, you want the PDF file, you want the print version, what do you want, it's all accessible to you in whatever format you want. You know, there are centuries of stuff, I see it. every century had major professional. And you can find websites now where you can pick up on third century to see a fourth century, fifth century, sixth century, when you pick the irpt to save in a split second, even opening those books
will take you one hour. Finally, if you can do that in a split second is a bill knowledge has just become available.
And actually, even now I feel like Muslims have an opportunity to learn their religion like never before. And that's a lesson from a lot of his origins. It's not nothing coming to our mind. But as we learn this religion,
if we don't keep track of the fact that this learning is supposed to change our character, it's supposed to change the way we act. It's supposed to change the way we talk to other people. So we're supposed to change the way you treat your neighbor. It's supposed to change the way you drive. It's supposed to change the way you go to work and come back from work, the way you interact with yourself, the way you deal with your kids. If you don't remember that and you're learning for no reason.
And this knowledge is of no benefit to you, then you're saying a lot of things but the actions have a taste, then it's the length of
this particular blog.
Ibrahim, his followers were very few it's actually the only place in terms of followers.
They're very, very few. And they made this diet and they said to allow us origin.
Master Don't make us a trial. For those who disbelieve it seems like confusing language. Don't make us a trial for those who this was. One of the meanings of that is Yama, don't let us be defeated. Because if we lose if the kofod killer disbelievers kill us, and then destroys that they'll think of course these people did not have a lot of help. Because if they had too much help, we wouldn't have been able to destroy them. So they're not must not be on the hook anyway, they must not be on the truth anyway. So now we are perfectly okay saving the religion we are. Our defeat will become a fitna for them. So don't make us victims of their crimes. And then they will think just because they
got away with it, and it's okay, we can stay on our own religion. No, we don't have to change our lives. Don't make us victims of the crimes of Justin Bieber's, that's one of the meanings of message.
But there's another very powerful meaning that if you are the
all night, don't make us Muslims. Don't make us the kind of people that won't go far see that. Please listen to this carefully. Don't make us the kind of people that when disbeliever saved, see them. They say I want nothing to do with Islam.
We become the biggest turnoff for everybody else.
We become the terminal.
We become the reason why somebody would want to be with
Don't make us of those people. And if we have already become because people will
Because our our speech is great man. We got color brochures, we got YouTube videos, we got seminars and conferences, we got everything. We got to get people. But when they ask us questions about our behavior,
or behavior, I mean, I'm not let's talk about you guys have nice table conversations all the time, the most corrupt countries on the planet, by any measure, by any measure or Muslim.
The biggest consumers of the wrong products, by any measure, measure are Muslims on the earth.
We are why would somebody want to be like us? Why? Why do we have to say as a people to the rest of the world and say you should learn from us. You should try to be more like us. It says, so many of you go in your vacation time. You go back to your home country. You go visit Pakistan, you go visit Bangladesh, you go visit Egypt, you go visit Jordan, you're like if safety in those places. And you go to those places, and you spend two months there, your children say I can't take it back. We got to get back home. I can't take it in the streets are too dirty. The people are mean everybody's trying to steal money from us.
And everybody's corrupt my office.
wants money from me. My cousin wants money for me. The shopkeeper was waiting for me. The police officer was waiting for me the guy at the airport one Sunday for me. Everybody's correct. The only language they speak is corruption. That's the common language on the internet. We can't take it. You can even go so much to you know, to hide your hotel or whatever anyone else. The guy or the clerk will open up your passport, your passport kind of like
that's become our language corruption.
And then the biases we have the racism we have, as a people, institutionalized racism. I had a brother who I won't mention the country, he went to the Muslim world to study Arabic. He's European descent is the Irish American. Even he's blond, blue eyed, white, blond hair, the underframe of the city. And on the street, he's it all and people are like, why are you hanging out with that castle?
Calling him Catholic because he's like, Chris, how could he be blind and become a Muslim? Doesn't make sense. He's got there
must be a spy.
This is called This is not some exceptional thing this is calling. This kind of ignorance is common. The distance between our character in our religion is supposed to be this last year I went to college.
I usually when people come back from experience, I have a valid idea. But I'm gonna share something in addition with you.
If somebody has weak even
somebody has really bad. And they got a hedge in 2013.
Oh, man, I mean.
you might want to worry about the ignorance of the people. No, I'm not worried about that. Worried about our Muslim who believes in the last hour, I never said I can eat a banana employed on the street like that, while he's reciting this thing. Yeah.
He's declaring the last production and he's making the street dirtier. So the two things don't register in his mind. He's making the output like he's reciting volumes pushing, pushing an old legacy can touch.
So make any sense.
You know, and I thought about this while I was there, I was baffled how far from our religion can be because what people were saying we're spending the night in the secret field was,
was a sacred land is blessing land. We're supposed to spend the night there in the once in a lifetime journey is the sacred land. This is not just any field, or a soccer field. It's sacred land. And when we spend the night there, and you wake up the next morning, you cannot take two steps without snapping and trash. It's like you're standing in the middle of a dumpster. In the middle of a dumpster. Now you tell me, you tell me in in Washington DC, are you going to steal cocaine in front of the Washington Monument on the floor? Are you going to see a banana peel? Are you going to see a bottle caps? Are you going to see people trying to use diapers for their kids on the floor?
You're gonna see that? No, because they say this is a this is the, you know, historically important territory, we should respect this place. It's a monument for our nation, my God, this, this
is a lot of sacred land.
And we're the oma that believes in the sanctity of that man.
With a group of people that believe in the cleanliness of that man. Why would somebody want to think about Islam.
And yet, despite all of that contradiction, people still come down. Some people still say that in every single day, more and more people come to Islam,
not because of us, because we are not good examples of so the owner is a very ugly example.
We become a very depressing example of this.
This dog makes me shiver.
Don't make us the reason why people don't think about
your help you work in your office, you're part of a project management team. You're the only one that's like
you're the only one person in one place.
You're the only one who makes excuses. Nobody else does it.
From our workplace, to our business practices to how to become as a people, even how we become as a people. We can give a lecture about how Muslims care about the environment, and how there are ideas
about cleanliness and keeping the roles and all of that and we can say hey, look, we have these beautiful teachings and ideas that come to a mustard in Ramadan and see how much food is wasted and almost plastic is being thrown out. And then give that speech.
forgive us, we have to leave.
We have to go back to becoming decent people. And I, and I don't want to depress you in the scope. I have two minutes left. I don't because we have this conversation about the time. I don't just want this to be another complaint about your muscle. We have enough of those. As much as it hurts, it's easy to complain, what do we do about it? What can you and I do about you and I at least we can be responsible for ourselves, our family and our community. If I can change the entire world, at least I can change what's happening in my household, I can say that for the right thing. If I also want the money, and I haven't played the back, I shouldn't be back. I should say I shouldn't be Muslim, I
can't do that. I can't keep somebody else's money while I keep dodging.
If I haven't been, I haven't, don't write me with my brother, with my business partner, they should fix that about myself. Don't complain about the electrics yourself. fix what's happening in your family. You know, take care of your you know, be responsible people. change your habits, the habits that you know,
if you know you have racist tendencies, bigotry tendencies work on.
You know, this is stuff that we can do ourselves, on ourselves and even especially into our children. I tell you one of the biggest mistakes we've made is we think that we are teaching our children Islam. When we teach them to memorize some slots, we teach them how to make slots. We teach them how to make certain blogs, we teach them how to make mobile taharah VOD.
Well, that can make
your child goes out of frame but doesn't respect elders,
your child while your child shows up at school, your child puts other people down. He insults others, he uses filthy language. You know,
we're not instead we agreed forgotten that this town is need reading character. It builds the personality and built morals, moral, ethical, responsible people.
If you're walking around with a bottle of water in your hand, and you can't find a trash can you walk two miles and put it in a trash can you just drop it? you respond? accomplishment. This is just you because you're a senior decent, responsible person. That's what you are. This is what we have to instill into our children. Even small things like they either can be a doula writer, even small things like that. What does that teach you? that teaches you that this is showing me Michelle me know how to recite something. But they haven't internalized what it means to be a responsible person. They don't know the importance of cleanliness. They don't know how this earth is.
You I think these are small things. But these are the building blocks of character. These are characters built or characters destroyed. We as Muslims have to re emphasize the importance of character. And until we do, we have almost nothing to show. You have nothing to show that. If there is no characters in the books, we'll be there. And I tell you the last morning I gave myself and to all of you in Toronto, yes.
You people turn away and law says I'll replace you with somebody else and they won't be like you.
I like to translate that as they won't be losers like you
know, the real people. You better get your act together because you're you're completely replaceable. You are completely replaceable, none of us are inexpensive. None of us. This is not us, we need Islam. And when we don't respect this religion and live up to it, they are just replacing us with another edition. And so we begged a lot of Allah Subhana.
will allow us to live up to the great legacy.
And allow us to become a people that can uplift ourselves in our personal lives and our business lives. Even in the affairs of the Muslims as a society and as a body politic. We're able to raise ethical standards by which we live. Nobody knows when speech goes in one direction and their actions go in another direction. To truly make us the people of this view, and protect us from this horrible disease of the fog of our policy and allows them to strengthen our human mind of our families in realizing them especially protect and strengthen the faith and the courage and the knowledge and the wisdom and the character of our youth who will carry the banner of Islam for tomorrow.
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