The Destructive Nature of Gossip

Riyadul Haqq

Channel: Riyadul Haqq

Topics: Tafsir

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An Excerpt from the Lecture, ‘The Father of the Flame: A Tafsir of Surat 111 – Lahab’

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Hello, the Arabs would use half of it firewood or dry wood to refer to slim the calumny and hearsay and gossip, meaning gossip, hearsay etc are not innocence. They are very dangerous and they ignite fitna strife, discord, and disunity and disharmony in families and communities

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with the speed and the ferocity of fire. So,

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Mr. Jamil Bula, his wife will do the same. She was a famous tale carrier tale bearer, always hearing something from here planting it they're listening to something here, sowing it, they're conveying it here convenient there. And the prophets of Allah Allah who sometimes warned us against the Mima, gossip and hearsay, we may think of it as being very innocent, in a heavily inflated by non Muslim, this habit of the alarm, Abdullah, bustle, the alarm and Mercedes, we're walking with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when suddenly, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam heard the sound of two humans being punished in their graves. So the prophets of the love It was then proceeded to

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the graves. And whilst we were standing over the graves, he pointed at them. And he said, in the heart and they are the man on the battlefield could be, indeed these two occupants of the graves are being punished and they're not being punished for something major.

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among African

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what Amala forgotten is them the human elbow, as one of them. He would carry tales of gossip, and hearsay, and I saw the other he wouldn't protect himself from the splashes and the effects of you. So why did he say they weren't being punished for something great. The reason is, indeed, these two sins are great. That's why there was this punishment, which the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam himself heard, but they aren't considered great, but normally by people, we consider them to be trivial, and inconsequential and insignificant. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, they are both being punished, and they are not being punished for something major, a major in

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everyone's view. In reality, these two sins are grave, and the two sins were one failure to protect oneself from the effects of urine, but the first one Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, I'm gonna African em sheep in the Mima, you will carry tales, gossip, hearsay. And that's why in the in the introduction of a Muslim Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says

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it's a sufficient for a moment to be alive, that he relates and conveys everything that he hears. For a person to be a liar. He doesn't have to intentionally lie. If his habits are simply to repeat everything he hears, He will eventually be alive, because in any given day, we hear 100 things. 20 of them are 30 of them are true. 30 of them are misleading and exaggerations and 40 of them are outright lies. So if we end up repeating everything we hear, we will end up repeating and conveying and relay and others truths, half truths, exaggerations, and outright lies. And in the words of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that is sufficient for a person to be deemed a liar, and then another

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Hadees related by Muslim in his so he Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Now it's called agenda and one ration the man. A tail carrier will not antigen