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Misery Loves Company

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Omar Suleiman

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sallallahu alayhi wa sallam right early he was selling to semen kathira Welcome back to our nightly reflections in sha Allah tala want to remind everyone of the the hedger campaign which inshallah tada of courses in anticipation of the blessings month which is starting late next week inshallah we're going to be going over the eyes of a boy him it is that I'm the prayers of Ibrahim or Islam so make sure you catch up on the lecture that we did about Ibrahim Ali Salaam and also follow the virtues of the hedges series and of course, inshallah, tada, we want to invite you to automate your sunblock off for 10 days and shout Latina since they are the best 10 days of the year to support the

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We're gonna go ahead and continue inshallah Tada. So, you know, last night we spoke about holding yourself to higher standards. What I want to speak about this time is also doing on subete Illa, those who seek to cause others to fall off of the path those who seek to divert others as they have been diverted. This is a powerful way of a lot telling us about how misery loves company, and the soula is, of course coherent, as is the entire core. And, and as I said, you know, so how long just like with the case of Ibrahim is that on while Ibrahim or Islam is spoken about? You know, so, so little in this, in this particular surah directly, there is so much of it that's related to his

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story. You also do not obey the law or those obviously, who would harm the believers, they would harm those that are calling to the way of a law that are upon the way of a loss penalty because they're interfering with their pursuits of this world and the way that they irresponsibly use what Allah has given them a blessing to disobey Him and to harm others. So, you also do not answer barillas obviously, you know, what was done to him is to to humiliate him was, you know, to throw him into a fire, why to deter others, not just to humiliate him, but to deter others. They wanted to make an example out of Ibrahim Eisner, they wanted to make an example out of the Prophet Mohammed,

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Salah Laurie's, and I'm in the profits in general, you know, through attempted assassinations and crucifixions and whatever it is right to deter others from following their path. So there's the obvious, you know, force that's used, and the oppression that's used to turn people away from the path of Allah. But here there's another part of this which is misery loves company. And in the sutra, you'll actually see the, the situation or the incident in which at least in which the devil addresses his followers in Hellfire, those that listened to his whispers, those that were diverted by beliefs and beliefs stands up as a hub leap. You know, speaking to them, giving them a sermon

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about how you know in a logical model have to come fast enough to come. that allow made you a promise, and it was a true promise, and I made you a promise and I broke my promise. Why am I counting it? lionni come in, so fun 11 zero to confess the job to me that I had no power over you except that I called you and you responded to me? Don't blame me blame yourselves. Right? So this this idea of misery loving company, you're literally seeing the company of the miserable in jahannam on the Day of Judgment later on in the sutra. And we ask Allah to protect us from being in that miserable company, Aloma I mean, but to speak about this, this concept of why misery loves company,

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why would someone who is failing want everyone else to fail? Well, for one, it makes them feel better about their failure. It makes them feel better about their complacency. It makes them complacent with their failure makes them feel better about the way that they are acting right. And so you see, most evil practices are inculcated into a society because they become more normalized over time. And that happens through a group of people adopting it and being okay with it. And then, you know, it spreads and it spreads and it spreads. And you see people that will act in horrific ways. And sometimes you're reading, you know, episodes of human history and you go, how did they act

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that way, even when you're eating episodes and the poor and of those that rejected their profits and those that acted in such horrendous ways, those that acted in certain ways towards the profits, you read in the sale about those who acted in certain ways towards the profit slice, um, you read about, you know, hateful acts all the time. You say, How did this happen? You see one counter you see evil, you see, indecency. You say, How did this become so widespread? And it happens when people start to spread it and they pull others down because no one wants to be an outcast. No one wants to be alone.

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In performing that evil, and so instead, pull others down, make others fall with you make others fail with you. And so your failure then is not really an obvious failure. Now, it also connects to the dunya. Because, you know, failure is not that bad if you're not thinking about the consequences of that failure in the hereafter. And so, you know, as long as I can get away with this in this world, it's okay. And that's the problem is that the delay or the, or the distraction from the thought of the consequences of the Hereafter, are strategically implanted and whispered by the shape on and even amongst human beings that pull people away, so that you don't think about the

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consequences of failure, and so you feel better about it. So what's, what's the point? What's What's so wrong with it? Anyway, there's also another aspect of this also Duna and sebelah, and misery loving company. And what this leads to, which is that in this situation, you find a group of people that are not convinced, right, or if they are convinced that they are committing evil, they're not convinced of the wickedness of their cause, and the righteousness of those that they oppose. And so when more people oppose with them, then they're wicked opposition somehow becomes a righteous call. And this is really, you know, interesting, because there is an individual implementation of this.

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And then there's a community wide implementation of this, in the individual implementation of this, the shavon whispers, and he, he beautifies, ugly things so that they don't seem so ugly in the first place. Likewise, if you listen to the calls of those that oppressed the prophets, and those that rejected the truth, they laced those calls with noble calls, right? This is to guard the honor of our forefathers, this is to guard the integrity of our families, this is to guard the stability of our society, right? law and order, right. This is to guard everything, you know, everything in its stability, and the way that we've had it, and these people are disrupting, and they're ruining what

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we have. That's what the prophet slicin was accused of. And so they appeal to, you know, supposedly noble claims, right, they use the language of nobility for very ugly practices. Likewise, we find that on the individual level, again, shavon calls us to lowly things, by decorating those things, and by not by making them seem not so bad. And in either case, when you have other people that are doing it along with you, then it just it loses its gravity, it loses severity, it's normalized. And at some point, it becomes inconsequential, in the worldly sense. And if people are drunk with this world and not thinking about the Hereafter, then it doesn't matter. Right? And so, when when you

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talk about holding yourself to a higher standard, that means also holding yourself to a higher standard. When things are normalized when things are made acceptable when things are made, okay? They're not okay to you. And yes, to have bone and higher to dunya.

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You know, those that love this world too much, and those that, that turn people away from the path of Allah, some of the scholars actually said that is the difference between the US to have born and you're born. Yes to have born means that not only do they love it,

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they love this world too much, but they will use it right they will use it and use others get others to adopt their practices as well. And to adopt their deviations as well. So May Allah somehow protect us from miserable company in this life and the next May Allah Subhana Allah grant us the blessing company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the noble prophets, the righteous ones, the truthful ones, the martyrs and those that are in the highest level, Jonathan for those who may Allah make us amongst them Lama I mean, Zack Manuel Hayden was said I'm already come to light here.