Malice: To Hate & Hurt – Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 18th November 2016 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester (UK)
“It was said to the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ): ‘Which of the people is best?’ He said: ‘Everyone who is pure of heart and sincere in speech.’ They said: ‘Sincere in speech, we know what this is, but what is pure of heart?’ He said: ‘It is (the heart) that is pious and pure, with no sin, injustice, rancor or envy in it.’” – Sunan Ibn Mājah (Hadith 4216)
The Prophet ﷺ referred to malice being a shaver of religion, meaning that it shaves away a person’s deeds until their account is bare. When a person hates someone, it can lead them to attack the other verbally or physically because hatred does not remain settled. It is important that we make every effort to actively remove malice and hatred from our hearts before it consumes our good deeds.
Find out in this talk the destructive nature of malice, where this feeling comes from and what steps we can take to control this emotion.
Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:
3:10 – The destruction of envy
16:15 – Who is the destitute amongst us?
22:55 – Hatred incites a person
32:54 – Who is the best of all people?
52:20 – How did the early Muslims address each other?
59:26 – Disagreements are natural
1:08:44 – The humorous ones of the Sahabah
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