Traits of Hypocrisy Part 5

Traits of Hypocrisy Part 5
Delivered by Shaykh Riyadh ul Haq on Friday 17th January 2020 at Al Kawthar Academy, Leicester

This seven-part series details the different types of hypocrites and their various traits. The dangers of adopting these traits is emphasised so that the believers identify and avoid them.

The fifth part of this series covers verses 204 – 206 of Sūrat al-Baqarah. A reason for people being argumentative is identified to be from our own inner insecurities. These insecurities can have an effect on those around us including our close relatives.

The psychological process in the head of a person who is corrected when wrong is explained; how he may interpret even a minor imperfection pointed out to mean that he is worthless, and therefore puts on a mask of arrogance as a defence and becomes angry. As a contrast, the reaction of an emotionally stable person when corrected is mentioned; how such a person, through his balanced view of himself, takes criticism on board rather than being argumentative. Examples of people receptive to corrections are given like the example of Umar r.a.

The fact that perfection is infeasible in the dunyā is emphasized and illustrated by imperfections in great personalities such as Imām Bukhārī and Einstein. The example of imperfections in the dunyā is also shown how the Prophet ﷺ underwent physical difficulties and at times was corrected by Allāh for his actions. We are then recommended to have a balanced view of ourselves and take time out for self-reflection to improve the way we react to other people’s corrections.

Below are some of the timecodes and topics for this talk:

0:00 – Intro
4:29 – The Argumentative Nature of Man
17:24 – A Believer is the Mirror of Another Believer
27:46 – The Meaning of ‘Fasād’
40:34 – Balanced Thinking of a Believer
50:02 – Humans Not Being Perfect in Mind
59:35 – The Prophet ﷺ Being Corrected by Allāh
1:13:20 – The Worried Well
1:24:35 – The Mentality of a Believer for Self-improvement

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