Destroyers of Brotherhood – Episode 03 – Deception
Channel: Tahir Wyatt
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We've been covering a very important statement of our profit it is Salatu was Salam.
And that is the one of the most comprehensive Hadeeth dealing with the topic of brotherhood, and laying out the framework of what true Islamic brotherhood looks like.
And today, we're going to continue with that. And that is because
there are forces that would love for us to be divided.
And the laws of Canada what data tells us in the Quran, in the maggiore to shape on
and you will hear Aveda como la da what's above all of your company? What makes you
Well, you're so diplomatic that we learn where any Salafi fell into Moonstone.
Allah azza wa jal informs us, he says in the Quran, that Satan seeks to cause hatred and enmity and animosity between you all, through gambling and through alcohol.
And he seeks to prevent you from the remembrance of Allah. So will you stop? So will you abandon that practice, we're not going to go into the point or the Tafseer of this particular item, because the point is that Islam has prohibited everything that leads to animosity between the believers, anything that causes enmity between the believers is prohibited in Islam. Yeah, and he to the point that, if you know, as our Prophet is philosophy, Sam says, Well, I have to, I have to keep adding to the point, if you know that someone else has approached a woman in marriage, and that it looks like it's going to work out, you have no right to go to that woman and ask for her hand in marriage, or
to send anybody else that way, or to do anything that's going to cause problems between the believers.
And so our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has encouraged us, and commanded us to love one another,
to be real brothers and sisters to one another. And I just want us to stop and think
that if we look around this see the number of Muslims that we have in the city, visible Muslims, the ones that you can see, you can tell you can look at them. And you can say that person is a Muslim, not to mention all of the other Muslims that you may not know, are, in fact, Muslim.
Imagine if we could let go of our egos. And we could rid ourselves of the practices that have divided us. And we actually work together in harmony. Imagine what we could do for a slap. Imagine what we could do for each other don't do because the reality is that even to secure our material, you know, benefit and our material interest, we have to have some degree of working together.
And so our Prophet sallallahu wasallam laid this down as law in Islam,
so that we could be in fact, brothers and sisters to one another.
And so the Hadith that we've been going over
is the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, where he said led to has to do well as an edge issue. When that's available. What addabbo What are your beer I had to come over a beer bottle for my levy bow.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Do not envy one another. And we covered that in two cookbooks. explaining that envy is the result of a person not being content with what Allah subhana wa tada has given them, and therefore comparing what he has to someone else, and therefore not doing anything to develop his own talents in his own blessings from a loss of habitat, too busy looking at someone else's grass
and believing that is green or that their ice is colder.
That's a hazard to our profit. So lie to themselves and do not be involved in Nagesh, which we're going to talk about in this book by shallows I'm not going to translate that right now. And don't hate one another.
And don't turn your backs on one another. That is to boycott one another and abandon each other
and do not undercut your competitor
and buying and selling well cool a better lawyer one a and be brothers Oh service of Allah.
Allah, Muslim or Muslim the prophecy
is the brother of another Muslim Lady of Lima boo boo Allah
St. Louis does not oppress him or wronged him. He does not abandon him or forsake Him.
And He does not look down on him he doesn't belittle his brother, and tough will have one had to prophesy. Some said, piety is right here in your heart.
He has a very eminent sharp as a Muslim, it's enough of an evil that a Muslim belittle another Muslim. He sees himself to be superior because of his arrogance. And he looks down on another Muslim,
cultural Muslim and Muslim he haraam demo who were married to the prophecy, some said that all of the Muslim is sacred to another Muslim, his life as well. And it's time we're going to repeat that Hadith for however long it takes to get through this hadith 10 times whatever. Because this hadith is an Islamic manifesto for how we are supposed to behave with one another. And today, we're delighted Tyler, we're going to cover two statements of the prophets, Elijah Solomon, this Hadith, and that is, do not be involved in Niger.
And do not hate one another. So this first part of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, led to Nigeria urges you to not get involved in Nigeria, which is normally translated as I want you to pay attention because this happens, we're not talking about something that is in a vacuum, it happens on a daily basis, to not artificially inflate crisis. Now, what does that actually mean? The prophet SAW live was selling 1400 years ago, I see this to be as one of the most amazing aspects of our Deen. In fact, some of the scholars of Islam say that the greatest miracle of our Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam was the city itself.
When you look at the laws of Islam, those things that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, we can't go back and see what the miracles were. But we have an everlasting miracle and the pride and looking at the laws of Islam are, in fact miraculous. So the purpose of why we sell them here is forbidding what today they call shill bidding, or, or ghost bidding, fake bids. In other words, a seller has a third party who drives up the price of his product.
So that the buyer does not get it at a lower price. And so this happens, this happens at car auctions all the time. It happens online, like on eBay. All right. In fact, some people what they'll do is shill bidding, they'll create a fake account. So this person is the seller, and he has another account in a different name. And he goes and he puts his product to bid. So it starts at $3 $5 whatever he wants $10 for it. And so nobody goes past five, he goes from his fake account
and miss the bid to six somebody comes in and said
this is called and Ninja and it is haram in Islam, and the Prophet sallallahu I think he was Southern Ninja, and in addition, some other hobbies, just like that their privacy settings forbid, and magische he forbid this artificial inflation of prices.
And not only is it impermissible with Muslims is impermissible across the board. You cannot do that. Just because oh, well, this person is not a Muslim so I can inflate the price. No, it's deception is cheating. And you can't do that. You can't do that in Islam.
There's other forms of metrics that we have to be aware of. And this this artificial inflation of price prices. So from it is what they call pump and dump groups. And any of you that are no people involved in the stock market, this happens frequently. So what you get is a group of people, a large group that will buy a huge sum of a particular company. So they buy a bunch of shares. On a market it looks like this company is is up and rising. So other people begin to buy high. Once it gets to the price you want then you sell it.
That's the dump part you've already artificially pumped and now you are dumping. It's illegal. It's unethical. It is haram in the prophets like Selim, prohibited that practice 1400 years ago.
And the Muslims cannot be involved in this type of stuff. And there are other ways. There are other things that the scholars have mentioned are a form of legendary again, it happens frequently. So say for example, somebody selling a product that you want for $4,000 but you want it for 3000
They don't really know the market. So you tell them, I give you three days. And now I want 4000 for you say, okay, you call up other people that, you know, in that industry and say offering 2500 for offering 2600, to make him think that his product is worth less than it actually is.
See, any manipulation of the market falls under nudge, it is haram in Islam.
Because and you can see why as mentioned in this hobby, the prospects I mentioned it right after do not envy one another. Because these type of practices cause problems between people. We value our wealth.
In fact, Islam came to protect your wealth.
And Allah subhanaw taala said, we didn't know who the hook Bill haidee lesedi. When talking about man, Allah, sometimes it says his love of al Qaeda is intense. Man has intense love for Al Qaeda, okay, and this guy is talking about wealth.
And the prophet SAW the light, it was someone describing the children of Adam, he talked about the love of wealth, they're craving for wealth. And we're not talking about gravy here. But we're just talking about the fact that for any community to strive for any individual distract, he has to have some degree of economic stability. And here, you can mess it up as well.
And this is going to create friction in the community. And so the proper selection, so it's clear why it's mentioned in this particular hobby, is because it's one of those things that lead to enmity between the believers because instead of be paying, you know, $10 for a product, now I'm praying 20 because somebody else is driving up the price of that product, and he doesn't even want it. And he doesn't even want either because he wants to benefit the seller, or because he wants to harm that harm. The buyer, he's a hater
hates the fact that this person is about to get a good deal.
And so he drives up the price. And so when we look at these types of elements of Islam, that we have to understand that as a community, we have to let this stuff go. And that's in fact, why many of the scholars even though the scholars are filled out in describing and they talk about what we just talked about, which is that artificial raising of the price, but linguistically magische meat simply means the seat and to conceal something.
Right, a hunter is often called a Nagesh. Why because he's concealed. And he's trying to trick the animals to come out so that he can, so that he can hunt them.
And so many of the scholars give a broader definition of this hobby, which is that a Muslim does not deceive another Muslim period, as our Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Men, Russia, for ladies, Amina, whoever cheats whoever is not from us. And don't think that this is restricted to a another Muslim, just Muslims. This is across the board. We have to recognize as Muslims in this country, as a minority that we are ambassadors of this Deen that we are representatives of Islam. What we do is looked at much more than what we say. We talk about Dallas, we talk about calling people to Islam.
If you talk if you say one thing, and you live in deceptive life, your business practices all deceitful. How are you supposed to be someone who calls to a snap? How is your behavior going to be measured? as a Muslim In fact, you may be pushing people away from the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. And we would hate to stand in front of a loss of data with that sin. The prophets of light, it was one of those words to say after that particular portion of the honey. And before, before we get to that, just recognize here, and this is across the board, that if you have received money in this way, or you do business, this kind of way, the wealth that you receive from that as hot.
And Tom wealth is one of the things that prevents your prayers from being accepted by loss of habitat. We know that Hadith, where the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that that man came and he raised his hands and he was disheveled and dusty. And he was traveling all of these things. And he said you're up, you're up and he's calling upon our motto. Ha ha ha. What is his food? His hog? His clothes are hot. What does that mean? his food his homies eating pig and snow. Not necessarily. He purchased it but hold on well.
So be careful. All that wealth that you get. And then you go you buy food for yourself and your family and you're putting a roof over your head on Well, you need to be very careful that this is stopping your prayers from being accepted by others. Fantastic. Stop.
Your tofi stopping you from being guided by Allah subhanho wa Taala
next part of the Hadith
the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, while at Valve abou, and do not hate one another, do not hate one another. Now, if we look at this, the previous thing that we talked about is an action something you go out and do.
Hatred is something that comes and creeps in the heart.
And so what our Prophet Isaiah select was Sadam here is actually forbidding, before we even get to hatred, or those things that lead to
a Muslim, despising or hating, another Muslim.
And this is why, you know, as we've covered in the previous eye, that we mentioned at the beginning, in the magnesium shapefile, and up avena kumoi that we're talking about, but that's the work of shapefile that he wants us to hate one another, he wants us to have animosity to one another.
He wants us to be divided.
And those causes for division are many,
many of them stem from the tongue
is backed by slander, going around speaking about other Muslims,
just saying things that are incorrect or that are going to create the enmity between the Muslims. This is why in fact, this issue of not hating another Muslim is so important that the prophet SAW the light he was some of them
actually gave the license to lie in order to bring two Muslims together.
Lying is strictly forbidden in Islam.
We all have the concept of little white lies in us and all of that's hot. The Muslim stone has to be truthful. And our profit is a lie to us. Sadam said that candy or line leads to corruption and corruption leads to the hellfire.
And it's not something that a Muslim gets his tongue used to. And as evil as lying is, the prophet SAW Selim actually gained the license to lie in war.
And you're not going to tell the enemy Hey, I'm right over here. Let's
say someone gave us a license, not to not, you know, to not tell the truth.
Well, how to do that was deception. Right.
And this was one of the other cases, she was in the case of bringing harmony and reconciliation between the Muslims. And so though we, though there are many things that lead to hatred, we're just going to focus on two. And this particular thought by inshallah Tada, hopefully, it'll be enough for us to wake up and realize that some of the things that we do between each other simply incorrect. The first thing is being impatient with one another.
Pay attention, being impatient with one another. Now, what does that even mean? And what does that look like?
That means that we all have faults is nobody in here. That is an angel from Allah, Subhana, tadas, Angel, angels, everybody has false.
And as believers, we have to learn to be patient with those folks, it doesn't mean that we don't give each other advice. It doesn't mean that we just let things slide. But it does mean that we allow ourselves to see the good in these other Muslims and not allowed their faults to blind us to the good that they have and therefore allow that enmity to override
this is why
we give them a Chevy Rahim Allah tala. When giving advice to one of his companions. Eunice, a southern
he said to him,
if something comes to you pay attention because this happens. This is something that happens to us frequently. If someone narrates to you or someone tells you something about your brother that you do not like.
Fellow Kung Fu, he said then go to meet up with him.
And ask him Is it true? Alright, so what what are we hearing now? You heard something that wasn't okay.
Something that you dislike something that rubs you the wrong way.
You don't just run with it. You go and you ask your friends about that. If you if it bothers you, then you
To ask him about it. And if he says it's not true, then you should let him know that you believe
it you believe that he's asked, and you accept that from him?
But if he says, Yes, it's true, then you ask him why? You see, that's the next step. You don't just jump to conclusions Why? Maybe he has a very good reason for why he did what he did.
And so you ask him, why did you do that. And if he gives you an excuse, that's plausible. In other words, it's somewhere in the realm of being acceptable except the excuse from
accept the excuse from don't don't try to dig deep in, you know,
you want to be an investigator, you want to be Sherlock Holmes, when it comes to your friends not gonna work.
Alright. So that he says, If his excuse was no good, or he doesn't have an excuse,
he said, then look to his good qualities, the good that he's done to you the relationship that you've had with him for such a long time.
And allow that to outweigh whatever it is that that you dislike. He said, He's never done any good to you, then you respond in a way that is appropriate for what it is that was done wrong. And then he said, Oh, you know, he's still talking to his companion. Finding a good friend is difficult. Listen, finding a good friend is difficult. losing him is easy.
And so as brothers in Islam, we have to be very careful not to allow the causes of enmity, those things that result in hatred, we don't let them sit on our hearts. And this is especially true with people who are very close to one another. Brothers and sisters, like in the same house, husband and wife. Because what happens is that because you're together more frequently, then other folks.
Because of that, you normally get on each other's nerves a little more you normally do things that annoy each other more just because just because of the frequency of beer, I can take it with the brother the Massey because Mama, I'm only gonna see him for 10 minutes.
But with the with your spouse, no, it kind of escalates the situation. And our practice Alliance, some gave us advice for that too. Again, from the beauty of this Dean, and so he said, let me know what Nina either Katie Hammond had Hulu car, robbing him in her house alpha.
Let not a believing man, hate a believing woman, not not a husband, hate his wife. He should not despise his wife. If there's something about her that he dislikes, she has some characteristic that he's not finding.
There's another quality that she has that he does, like.
So we have to be fair in our dealings and we have to follow this advice of our Prophet sallallahu wasallam and not hating one another we ask Allah Subhana Allah to purify our hearts and to make us true brothers in Islam or something like
Dhabi, along with Sunday
Vina Mohammed in water and he was talking to my brothers and sisters in a Smith recognize that when I prophet salatu salam says do not hate one another, do not hate one another that that starts in the home. And that is why we emphasize this point of spousal relationships, because a community is built with families. And so if that family unit is tight, because the lights out and we can learn how to work with each other in the house, then inshallah inshallah we can learn to tolerate outside of the home, and we can build that brotherhood and we should never underestimate the value of loving one another philosophy Hamlet's Allah says, in fact, our profit so low it was,
may happiness and success in the hereafter predicated upon love for one another in this life.
That's why we should that's why we shouldn't underestimate the province of light it was Southern said let us follow the gentleman said to me, no, you're not going to enter Paradise until you believe.
Well that took me no had to have boy You will not believe you will not have true man until you love one another. For that matter at the file to move habits from Shana show you something and if you do it with one another. Then you will love one another extra cent elevated from spread this lands amongst the
spread those greetings of peace when you tell them
you're letting them know that they're not going to receive any harm from you
that there is no harm going to come from you, that you are actively making do is that Allah subhanaw taala give them peace. When you walk in your home and you say I said to the people in your house, you can go and say I said, I want them and then turn into a tire.
That doesn't work. Do you really understand what you're saying? You're making sure that they get peace and then you turn into the one that brings them heart.
And so it's critical that we understand that to the point that I lost a parent I mentioned this as one of his greatest favorites for the Muslims.
Allah azza wa jal says was poo namrata la Hani was named Mata like I remember the favor of a lot of time you this he's illustrated is not telling us this for no reason. He's telling us so that we consciously think about the favorable what favor is he talking about? It's come to my death. But unless we're being included,
when you used to be enemies,
and then allies will jump brought your hearts together. A law brought your hearts together. Now, this address Yes, is to be companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Some of them had major problems with each other before a snap, and then allies would have brought their hearts together. But we especially this country, we can understand that
we can understand it. There are people in the masjid right now before saying they like each other too much. And allies who just brought their hearts together, if people of different nationalities and colors and all over the spectrum socioeconomic backgrounds is that prior to the same there's nothing that they have in common nothing was it but allies who did what a lot brought their hearts together. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala told the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
lo me up to my feeling of deja Mia and my left have no clue. If you were to spend the treasures of the earth, all of the wealth that was in the earth, you wouldn't have been able to bring their hearts together when I came to LA Urbino, but it is a lot who brought them together. And so it is important that we recognize this NEMA this true blessing of Allah subhana wa tada for us to be brothers and sisters in this Deen and that we should never belittle that blessing. And we should never do anything that is going to cause us to hate another Muslim or cause them to hate us.
And avoid all of those practices and do those things which is going to to bring about unity amongst the Muslims. I'm going to wrap up with a very important point.
That was mentioned by Mr. Rajan Rahim, Allah, Allah Allah, who has one of the greatest explanations of the Hadith that we are covering for this series of hospice. And the reason why I'm mentioning it is because it afflicts a certain group of Muslims in the city.
And we need to be aware of these things so that we don't fall into those things that will cause enmity between the believers.
illogic Rahim, Allah to Allah
says at the end of this section of the Hadith, and we should be aware of very, of a very subtle manner.
And that is the matter of Muslims, differing in legal opinions in the shediac.
And then allowing that differing amongst themselves about Islamic issues.
So called enmity and hatred between them. Now, obviously, we know that there's some things in Islam
that are simply not acceptable.
And if a person dislikes something for the pleasure of a loss of power, it's out of them that's honorable, there are obviously things that we not going to like as Muslims, any disobedience to a loss of a child in any form that it may be, we're going to dislike, and we have to hate that as Muslims as part of it.
what is mentioned here is that we have some people who follow their scholars and their leaders, simply because of who that scholar or leader is not because they actually believe the opinion that he has.
And that scholar, that leader may be forgiven for his mistake. And that's because he has the tools of HTML that is he has those tools that qualify him in Islam to come to
His own conclusions and make his own opinions. And he does so seeking the face of a loss of habitat. But that doesn't mean his followers are.
Because his followers are following Him, to aid him not to aid the truth.
And the proof of that can be found that if someone else was to make that same statement, they wouldn't follow it.
But because it comes from this particular scholar, or this particular leader or this particular shape,
then they follow it. And they create enmity between them and other believers because of it, or they
they are they have an allegiance with other people because of that particular personality. And that personality worship and Islam is not acceptable. And it's one of the greatest causes of division. And if we look at what divides many of the Muslims in this city, his personality worship
is because people have attached themselves to a particular leader or leaders.
And because of that, they build allegiances, and because of that, they sever friendships, and camaraderie and leadership and community.
And so we have to recognize that all of that comes under the statement of the prophets of love it was Selim led to bad hadoo do not hate one another