Channel: Yasir Qadhi
“Indeed whoever Allah guides none can misguide”
In this khutbah, Surat Israq verse 53 is addressed – “And tell My servants to always speak the best of all speech. Verily syaitan causes enmity and animosity amongst them. Know that Syaitan is an open enemy of mankind.”
This verse benefits us all. How? The honoured sheikh takes us through this verse in the following manner:-
- The meaning of the verse;
2. The history of the revelation of this verse;
3. The honour awarded by Allah in this verse;
4. The default manner of a mu’min responding to vulgarity and harshness ;
5. The tool utilised by enemy No. 1 of the ummah.
6. The number one cause man will be hurled into Hell;.
7. Who are the ones who shall be the closest to Prophet s.a.w. on the day of judgment and in Jannah?
Use the time afforded us during this lockdown, specially the circumstance that forces us into close and confined space, to listen to this talk.
Tip number seven
Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
hamdulillah All praise is due to a loss of Hannah which
we praise Him and we seek His help and we seek refuge in a law from the evil of our souls and the consequences of our actions. Indeed, whomever Allah guides, none can misguide. And whomever Allah chooses to misguide, none can guide him to the straight path. I bear witness and I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship other than Allah Subhana which Allah and I bear witness and I testify that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is his final prophet.
His most perfect worshipper as to what follows Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us to be conscious of him when he says in the Quran Yeah, you heard it in mono taco la helper to potty wallet mo tuna Illa one two Muslim one. Brothers and sisters in Islam. In today's chutzpah, we will look at Sudeten is Surah verse 53. And Sudan Israel is a very early meccan surah and in verse 53, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, walk only Reba de yaku Letty here Eisen and tell my servants to always speak the best of all speech. Welcome, Larry buddy, yo poletti here in the shop on a Enza albina home. Verily, shavon causes enemy enmity and animosity between them in the Shavasana cannon insomnia. I do one more Bina,
know that shavon is an open enemy to mankind. Dear Muslims, we are all aware that of the greatest blessings that Allah bestowed upon mankind is the blessing of speech, the blessing of tongue, the blessing of being able to communicate our thoughts, our desires, our fears, our hopes, our aspirations. And that is why Allah mentions this as one of his greatest blessings to mankind. R Rahim Allah Khurana halaqaat insana, Allah hula Yan, we are the species of Bayon eloquent speech, no other species has been given eloquent speech. And Allah says in the Quran, when he created Adam, Adam and akula, he taught them how to speak the the gift of speech was divinely bestowed upon Adam,
but you see with that gift, and with that blessing, and with that privilege comes responsibility. It is true that Allah blessed us with the tongue, and with tongue he blessed us speech, but with that blessing also comes responsibility. And our religion, tells us in verse after verse, and our Prophet sallallahu, wasallam tells us in numerous ahaadeeth, to monitor what we say, to take account of the words that are expressed, of the sounds that emanate from our mouths. It's not a trivial matter, it is not a trivial matter. And in this verse, Allah gives us one of these beautiful commandments, say to my servants, to always speak the best of all speech. This verse has a revelation a cause of
Revelation, or murder of Mahatma, the law one and we all know are mortal, and the strength of tomorrow and the ferocity of tomorrow. And yes, even the temper of Omar we all know this rhodiola Juan,
Pablo De La Hoya, and this is an early mcca, when he just embraced Islam, somebody came and cursed him and his faith, Rama rhodiola, and became so angry that he let loose his tongue upon this motion, a series of vulgarities and this and that, at this, Allah revealed, sort of that is sort of verse 53.
And this verse has so many benefits, we'll summarize them. First and foremost. Allah says to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam What will you tell my servants? There are some commandments that Allah says directly a key masala are to Zakah and there's a smaller amount that Allah instructs the Prophet system to tell us the signifying that both Allah and His Messenger are commanding to this. There are some commandments that Allah instructs the Prophet sallallahu. Either he was sending them to tell us and these are added in their honor in their nobility, that Allah is commanding the Nabi sallallahu alaihe. Salam to tell us so this is one of those commands and say, rasulillah to my
servants, another point of benefit here, while leery, buddy, if you want to be a servant of a law, if you want to have the honorific title of a bad, which is an honor, to be called a bad is the highest honor that a created being can be in front of a lot, whatever the right man, if you want to get to that status, then you have to follow some protocols. So say to those who wish to be of my servants will call a body also notice a lot of scribes, this to himself, my servants, what an honor that Allah is saying, These are my people. What an honor that Allah is speaking in the first person, Allah is saying, These are my worshipers. These are my mahalo that I have honored will call
everybody Allah is speaking on the tongue of the messenger and he is saying, These are my chosen servants. Don't you want to be in that category? Don't you want to be in that category that a lot
Boasting and saying these are my bad. Yeah, I'm gonna blow hot top don't respond like this Well call a body You are my bad you abubaker, the elite of the Sahaba you cannot go to this level you cannot respond to this man in that vulgarity will call everybody say to my chosen servants, that they should always speak, not hesson isin has an means good, speak good. That's not what Allah says. Allah says ascend and ascend means the most beneficial, the most beautiful has now in Arabic is beauty. The lady is called hasna and acid, it is the most beautiful, the highest, the superlative, we call it speak in a speech that cannot be more beautiful, that cannot be more kind that cannot be
more gracious, more generous. Choose the words that you cannot think of something better than them. What color a body your qulity hear us. And Allah commands us to always speak the best and the most kind, and the most beautiful words. in any situation. This is the default This is the norm. All too often. We love to quote exceptions and of course every rule has exceptions. Of course every rule has exceptions. But why do we always want to find the exceptions? Let us remind ourselves the default the norm is we respond to vulgarities with kindness. We respond to evil with beauty, we respond to course language with beautiful language. Notice as well that Allah didn't say only amongst the
believers and the verse was revealed as a response to a pagan an idol worshiper cursing over a block top and cursing the fate of Islam. And still, Allah azza wa jal says don't stoop to his level they are Omar, you are from my servants. don't respond to that man with such language speak the best of speech. If this is the case with a pagan, then what do you think between our fellow Muslims when they're not even cursing out the other religion? They're saying something's gonna hurt you. If this is the case of aroma mahatama and an idol worshiper, that what do you think of you and your brother in Islam? Who might have said something vague? Might have given a slightly sarcastic comment? What
do you think should be the response and your response? If this is the case with a pagan? What do you think your response should be with your kids and kin? What do you think your response should be with your life partner and the mother of your children? What do you think your response should be with your own parents and your own sons and daughters? Dear Muslims, monitor your tongue, control your anger, respond to negativity with positive do not respond in kind you want to be of the servants of Allah subhana wa Tada. And then notice in this very verse, Allah subhana wa tada immediately says something that at first glance does not make sense the linkage in the shavon Ian's there will be no
home. shavon loves to tear apart any ties between them. naza Allah in Arabic means to break the bonds. naza means to bring hatred between two people. Now what has shaped on causing hatred have anything to do with your tongue? The answer is self evident. Allah is telling us the number one mechanism to break the bonds of kinship is the tongue. The number one mechanism to bring about hatred and animosity between any two people is the tongue and shavon will utilize what to say to break the bonds even more. And shavon loves that initial final yearns there will be no home he's just waiting for you to slip a little and he will take your slip and make it much worse than it
needs to be. But you're the one that gave him that opportunity. So do not give shade on that opportunity. Why in the Shavasana candle in insomnia I do one more Bina Don't you know chiffon is your open enemy, He is waiting for you to cause any word to come that he can then use to break the bonds of the Muslim Brotherhood of the oma of the ties between the husband and wife, mother and son and daughter and mother you want to break those ties are going to say some nasty words shaytan is going to come and put it in your heart Do not give that fuel to shape on. So in this beautiful verse, dear Muslims, we are instructed by Allah subhanho wa Taala we are instructed by Allah
subhanho wa Taala. to think carefully and to choose our speech that is the kindest and the best and the most gentle and the most beautiful even in response to that which is not kind and not nice. And even if the one doing that is not a Muslim. So how much more so when it is coming within our faith, dear Muslims, a man came to the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam and he said what is going to be the number one cause that people go to jahannam and are
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam pointed to his tongue, and he said, the effects of the tongue, the effects of the tongue. And the Prophet system also told us that a man utters a word he doesn't even think much about it, but because of the effects of that word, he will fall into jahannam and another says another word and he doesn't realize how positive it is the good image it gives and because of it, he will enter into Jenna monitor your words dear Muslims monitor what you say monitor your responses when you are angry, if you wish to be of the bad of Allah subhana wa tada May Allah bless me and you within through the Koran and may make us of those who it's versus they understand
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Alhamdulillah Allah praise is due to Allah, the One and the unique. He alone do we worship and it is his help that we seek. He is the one who responds to the one in distress and answers the door of the week. And sort of off. We all are aware that Allah tells us we have two angels that are put to monitor us. Notice when Allah says to monitor us, what do they primarily monitor? Allah could have said they write your actions down and that would have been legitimate. But to emphasize that of your actions, there's one that is really it takes the lion's share. My yell fiddlerman tonin illallah de hiraki bonati. Allah could have said no action that he does no foot does he raise no hand? Does he
live? No finger does you lift? But no, Allah says no word does he utter to emphasize that this is the primary cause of us rising up or falling down my yellow fiddlerman Colin Illa de hiraki bonati. Not a word does he uttered except that angels are going to write down monitoring what he says dear Muslims, we are living at a time when Subhanallah we have even forgotten what it means to be kind and to be generous where the default is to be strangers even to our brethren and faith. Our religion teaches us to respond to evil with kindness. And especially as I mentioned within our families, within our kith and kin, we are all under lockdown, do Muslims we're all living with our families.
And because of this, it's easier for tensions to rise, it's easier for problems to happen. We before the COVID crisis, we could go out and there will be a little bit of separation. Now we are under lockdown, and it's only natural chiffon is going to cause tip is going to try to cause tensions to increase. And it's also you know, human reality, the more you interact, the more causes conflict tension. Therefore, it is so important that we all understand the Quranic commandment to control our tongue and prophetic traditions to respond to evil with kindness. And there are some practical tips that I give myself and all of you first and foremost dear servants, first and foremost, ask
yourself, do I want to be of them about the right man? Do I want to be of the chosen servants of a law? And if the answer to this is yes, which inshallah it is? Then Allah tells us what about the Romani lady named Shona Allen out of the way the hot tub of Mujahideen or kalu, Salah, the servants of Iraq man, they walk the earth with humility. And when somebody is referred to them, and his jaw held to them, they respond Salaam. The number one characteristic of Mr. Rahman in this verse and in Sudan is rather is quoted you is to control the tongue and to not be harsh and vulgar. So if you want to be from there about the Rockman, control your tongue also our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam said that the closest of all of you to me on the Day of Judgment, and in general will be those that have the best of manners. And he told us that you want me to tell you who are the people of jahannam there are the ones whose tongues are always vulgar, and motif a harpoon and watershed deikun. their tongues are always vulgar and nasty. We don't want to be amongst them. Do you Muslims, if you want to control your tongue, think of the Torah think of that station right before gender where every single statement that you said will be accounted for and if you have hurt somebody, or back bitten somebody or done something that is unjust, Allah will take your good deeds and give it
to that person. Why would you want to give your hard earned good deeds to anybody on the contrary, when somebody says something nasty, expect a law to reward you in the Torah, expect a law the reward is from a law not from that person. Be quiet and realize and with this idea
conclude that once in the beautiful Hadith, Abu Bakr Siddiq was sitting in the masjid or profitsystem was there watching and a man came for personal reason money issues, whatever he became irritated with a robot could also do and then he said something nasty and he gets kept on getting angry about returning the dead whatever it might be, until finally obok acidic became irritated, and then he responded back, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to Abu Bakar a severe yeah abubaker when you are quiet, when you had that dignity, when you didn't respond, Allah had sent an angel to respond on your behalf. The minute you opened your mouth, the angel left, we want to be in
the company of angels. Angels can defend me and you better than I can defend myself and you can defend yourself. The next time somebody says something mean or nasty. The next time you hear a negative statement, remember all of these things and respond in the best manner so that insha Allah tada we can be of them about the right man and we can be of the people of gender and we can mean the company of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and we can get the highest levels of gender Aloma in the dying for a mineral aloha method if he had the yummy them Manila pata wanna Manila for Raja Deen and in La Casa de is one in Russia feta Allahumma Filipina one in La Nina Sabu, Nebula wallet
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