Commentary of Surat ul Balad — Clip 3 of 5

Commentary of Surat ul Balad -- Clip 3 of 5
Shaykh Fadhlalla Haeri

And one tongue - that is locked behind a double layer-teeth and lips. How many times have we said something that we regret? This lock is to prevent us for speaking about what is not our business as a word that is spoken cannot be retracted.

What is your intention when speaking?

If it is to help or out of reverence, this is important. Is it the right time? Is it the right place?

Najdain refers to 2 pathways - shukr and kufr (gratitude and denial).

Remember that whatever difficulty you are going through could be worse; rather, be grateful.

Who said increase is good, cancer is something which increases. Care for your state, not for your estate. How are we going to overcome this trouble and turmoil (aqabah)? And what do you know of this major obstacle?

Fakku - releasing and raqabah is neck. But if your neck is chained or heavy how do you help someone else?

Your house is in a mess, but we try to give advice to your neighbours.

Averse speaks of feeding on a day of great hunger and need. Obviously it is feeding others and helping others, but it is also about releasing yourself, helping yourself.

We need to release ourselves from our fear, we need to die before we die. Give back to others if you can, then you are better off, because in truth there is no otherness.

Outwardly we are different, but inwardly we are the same, wanting the same things. As a yateem (orphan), return to your Creator by performing all your actions with pure intention.