The Best & Worst of Character (Akhlaq)

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Yasir Qadhi

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to love hamdulillah salatu salam ala Rasulillah who are the early he was so happy to have my bag short hearted today insha Allah I just recited Surah to noon total column and the first verses are actually very powerful because they tell us the lack of the prophets or some of the blessings that He was given and they contrast him with the worst of the o'clock. So, let us quickly go over the first few verses of Surah Al column so that we can benefit in shallow data from this early McCunn revelation known while Calamy one your stone known as one of the verses the letters at the beginning of the sutras we don't know its meaning and if la meme I mean, we don't know its meaning while

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Academy wanna your stone, Allah gives a cause some by the pen and what the pen writes in my work to be says, There are three pens that is referenced in this verse. The first is the divine pen. The second is the angelic pen, and the third is the human pen. What are these three pens? The first is the divine pen, what is the divine pen? Our Prophet sallallahu wasallam said the first thing that Allah created was the column this is the divine column, the divine pen, he said to the pen, right, the pen said What should I write? The Allah said write everything that shall happen from now until the day of judgment. So the pen wrote, This is the localmart Fools. This is the divine pen that has

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written upon the preserves to tablets, everything that shall happen, so Allah gives a custom by that pen. The second pen is the angelic pen, what is the angelic pen? The angelic pen is the pen of the angels, ma yellow for the male Codan elanda de he Rafi when it there is an angel on our right and an angel on our left and these angels record our deeds. So this is the angelic pen. So Allah gives a custom by the angelic pen as well. This is our own what we have done the deeds and the third is the pen of men and I lemon in Santa Mala Mia Adam, right? This is the tag team that Allah has given us right if Kira Whataburger aka the ILM, a bill column Alderman in Santa Mala Mia Adam. So Allah is

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giving us some by his miracle and blessing to us to teach us how to transmit knowledge to other generations. This is unique to our species, animals cannot cumulatively, you know, benefit the next generation. Allah has given us the permanent recording of our knowledge and the ability to transfer our knowledge to a complete stranger generation centuries away. This is the best blessing of the column. So Allah says known while column he was thrown, then Allah mentions three blessings that our Prophet sallallahu Sallam had, number one, ma and debonair. Mitrovic, Majnoon number two, were inelegant original item unknown. Number three, what Nikola hold on Alim three blessings. Number one,

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your rasool Allah, you are not by Allah's blessings, a person that doesn't have intelligence, you're not a madman, ie you have the best intelligence when the Qureshi accused them, they said, You're gone crazy. You've lost it. And Allah says, You are the most intelligent, you have the best intelligence. This is the blessing of body and mind of the blessings that Allah has given. And our profit system is the one that embodies it embodies that the best is the blessing of the mind. So Allah praise is that you have the mind you have the ability to think so this is a blessing that all of us who have it wish with thank Allah, there are those that are born, they're not able to think

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properly, we know them in our midst, that are tested and tried, and their families are tested and tried. We thank Allah for the blessing of the mind. Number two, the blessing of guidance, the blessing of reward, you shall get a lot of reward, you're upon guidance. So the blessing of Eman, the blessing of being connected with Allah, the blessing of earning rewards. This is the blessing of Islam, the two are not the same. There are plenty who have the blessing of the mind, but they're not guided to the blessing of Islam. Correct. So the two are not the same. We thank Allah we have the mind all of us here, and we have the blessing of Islam. Then number three, we're in Nicola who Luke

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10 of them and you have the blessing of love, not just any a colloquial Rasulillah you have the highest of love. There is nobody in the entire creation who has better UCLA than you your hook your mannerisms or characteristic or the best of the best. And this is a separate and distinct blessing, because there are some people they're not that intelligent, and they might not even be Muslim, but they have good luck with the people right. And there are those they have a man but they're about a flap. So if you really have good Eman and good flap and put it together, this is the best of the best and generally speaking more easily

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demand and more o'clock go hand in hand. However, it is not necessary for the two to be intertwined. You can be good in your rituals and be praying to God and going and fasting and going Ramadan. But your o'clock is bad. We see koalas refuge and there are people like this. Perhaps we all know some of them are here to Biller, we seek a lot of refuge and there are those people whose demand is weak but Masha Allah, their kind, compassionate, caring and merciful. In fact, there are those who don't even have Eman, do we not have colleagues and friends who are other faith traditions, and yet two o'clock are good. So the three are distinct blessings, but the best blessing is to combine all three

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and that's what inshallah we should all strive for. And our Prophet says and what did he do, he combined all three of them to the perfection. We're in Nikola Hoboken out in contrast to this is a series of verses. We don't have time to go into every single one. Obviously, time is limited. But let me just quickly go over those that talk about the worst of a cloud. When Allah azza wa jal contrast, the Prophet says and he says you have the best of luck, he then brings the worst of a cloud. So we need to be careful especially of this list of a cloud that has been contrasted with our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam first to survive sooner vehicle Don't interrupt Baca who Allah

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movie Mambo Lanza vidi Wahoo Anna rotten fella tutor and mocha Debian. Although this is about the kuffaar What do low to the nofit known what are total this was the o'clock again. What are the Kula Hala fame Maheen hammers in Musha in Bin Amin Munna little Heidi more attending a theme martyr than a theme or total limb by the radicals, any 10 Things are mentioned literally literally 10 Things are mentioned go over the translation, we don't have time to go into all detail our very, very briefly Fallout tutor Kula hella fun Maheen these 10 By the way, the fact that Allah mentions them right after saying you have the best of luck shows that these are the worst of luck. So we have to be very

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careful that we don't fall into any 10 of them do not obey those that are had laughing Maheen her laugh means he is constantly giving a person in Allah's Name, and he doesn't care about how big of a deal it is, Will law he my merchandise is the best Wallah he I purchased this for this much Wallah he this is the best man. He says well Allah he and he doesn't care. When you mentioned the name of Allah, you have to think it's a big deal. When you give a custom you cannot give a custom in the name of Allah unless it is the truth. So this person he is swearing in a Balton in a false manner. So when we use the name of Allah, we use it not in vain, but with respect and dignity. Hala Finn

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Maheen Maheen means that he is somebody who is looked down upon society does not like him, he has established a reputation that is ignoble, it's not noble hella feminine hammers in Musha in Bin Amin hammers means that way to Licola houmas That illumos This is a mass Hamas means he is being sarcastic and putting people down Hamas he's derogatory to other people. And you can only be Hamas when you think you are better. That's the only reason or else you're not going to do it. So the some and we all in English with a smart alec Right? Or somebody who always has that job that sarcastic poke, somebody puts him down or with the eye emotion, right? Like winking like this. This is also a

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must. So somebody who's putting people down. This is hemas Musha, imbuing a meme. He's always eager to walk between two people spreading nema. NEMA means that you're in a gathering, and somebody was mentioned in a manner that he shouldn't be. You're like, oh, this is now a tidbit. This is now gossip. I can go and tell that person. And when he does this, usually he makes a bigger story. Usually he cuts off anything good that was said or maybe the context and puts in a little bit extra Hey, you know, they were making fun of you over there. Hey, you know what they said? This is no meme and our Prophet salallahu it he was setting them said that, you know, the one who spreads these type

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of tales and breaks friendships and bonds shall never enter agenda, life agenda DockAtot and our Prophet system said the majority of our double cover is from this person, the Mima, the one who loves to tattletale The one who loves to spread gossip by the way in the Mima means that you are spreading maybe even the truth, but your intention is to break friendships. Your intention is to break the bonds between people. What's your business? If somebody said something in a gathering? Why should you go and say something to somebody else once or whatever other disease was sitting and a man came and said, Hey, do you know what somebody said about you? He said such and such about you?

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Or I'm gonna be there as he said, If you want I will verify and if I verify only one of two options, number one you are lying. And if you are lying, Allah subhanho wa Taala says that oh you will believe in God and fast your commendable Fatima you know, this means you are a faster if you are lying. Number two, you are telling the truth, in which case

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This is Nima. And Allah says Fanatec hola hola. Mahina mozzie Misha and Ben Amin. So Allah has criticized you are the way you are criticized if you're lying, you're a foster. And if you're telling the truth, then Allah says I should not listen to you. So which of the two do you want? The man was silent. Then he their own whatever it says, let's just pretend this never happened. Is that okay? No. Avianca goes okay, let's pretend this never happened. This is no Mima falafel Tacomas Mishmar Maheen. Her Mirza Misha Amin Amin Munna a little higher, he is eager to prevent good, he himself is not generous, and if somebody else is doing good, he wants to stop it midnight and Heidi

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Morita din, he takes the rights of other people backbiting, slander, taking their money in it that means you take the rights of other people a theme in his own life he is sinful drunkard drinking doing things he should not do eating Riba This is in his personal life more attentive in other people's lives. He's bothering a theme in his own life more attended a theme her Mazda Misha Eminem manana with Tony and neither fading Martin to limb by the daddy cousin him. Ruutu is a very interesting word one of the only times that occurs in the Koran, or tune has been translated as brutish means here. His o'clock is so bad that people don't want to be around him. His tongue is

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sharp. His demeanor is always people are turned away from it, or to limb by the daddy. On top of this, he's acting in an arrogant manner. And then Xeni Zeny means that technically it means illegitimate but it doesn't mean illegitimate here, it means he pretends to be somebody he's not. He wants to act as if he's somebody else. So he is pretending if he is a person of wealth or dignity and he doesn't have wealth and dignity, he loves to boast, he loves to have an illusion of grandeur or when he doesn't have it. These are very quickly 10 characteristics that Allah Subhana Allah mentions after this, then Allah mentions that he rejects the Quran, and he doesn't believe and this

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is different than having bad luck. So in this beginning of Surah, Al column, Allah subhanaw taala mentions the pen and his three categories you mentioned, Allah mentions the three blessings that the Prophet system had the blessing of intelligence, the blessing of Imam, the blessing of Allah. By the way, Eman and o'clock are not the same as we said, in the Hadeeth intermediate or Profit System said, when somebody comes to you proposing for your daughter, and he has a man and UCLA, then give your daughter to him. Notice, Dean and hook were mentioned separately, because there are people that have Dean but no hook, there are people that are hooked and no Dean. The point is, this is the

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person right? So our Prophet systems that I have come to perfect good manners means good manners exist without Islam, but to perfect them you need Islam, you can have good manners without Islam. A kafir can have good manners we know how far they have good manners, but to perfect you have to have Eman and Islam. So Allah mentions the three blessings of the process them then Allah mentions 10 negative characteristics I went to with a very quickly because of time, I encourage you to go back read this surah and the translation of the seer May Allah subhana wa Tada, makers of the righteous people of intelligence with good luck and save us from the Bible club Zack moolah Harrison ah Malik

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Muhammad sallahu Baraka ya