The Madinan Society: A Tafsir of Surat al-Hujurat Part 7

The Madīnan Society: A Tafsīr of Sūrat al-Ḥujurāt Part 7/12
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 16th September 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)

After the Prophet ﷺ and his companions emigrated to Medina, Allah revealed laws with which Muslims must abide by so that they may live together peacefully. This Sūrat serves as a prime example of such intricate laws that detail not just how people should behave with one another, but how they should speak and think about each other.

This lesson continues to discuss the importance of creating reconciliation between two disputing parties and how Muslims should work hard in maintaining true brotherhood among themselves. The keys to creating brotherhood are detailed in this lesson along with examples from the Qur’an and Hadith.

The remainder of this lesson focuses on the mockery of others in any shape or form. It is unanimously agreed that physical assault is illegal, but what gives us permission to cause grievous harm to others by using our tongue? Abusing others by the words we use is completely against the teachings of Islam. This lesson details how we should show compassion when we see others fail, rather than sit back and take the opportunity to mock them. 

Below are some of the timecodes and topics relating to this talk:

10:29 – Reconciling disputing parties
22:35 – How should believers behave amongst themselves?
30:44 – Explanation of ahadith which are ‘Musalsal’
35:22 – Mocking others is forbidden in Islam
42:50 – What is arrogance?
47:45 – Satire is not sacred
50:10 – The Qur’anic recognition of verbal, mental and emotional abuse
1:03:51 – Making fun of the Ulama
1:18:13 – The Sahabah’s fear of mocking others.

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