In this Surah, three categories of people will be thrown in Al hutamah:
- those who taunts,
- those who mock and are chugul khour,
- those who collects wealth and counts it.
What is Alhutamah?
It is the crusher
Fire of Allah, fueled
Pillars of fire with no window, no opening.
Al-Hammaz refers to slander by speech, and Al-Lammaz refers to slander by action. This means that the person finds fault with people and belittles them. Ibn `Abbas said, “Humazah Lumazah means one who reviles and disgraces (others).” Mujahid said, “Al-Humazah is with the hand and the eye, and Al-Lumazah is with the tongue.
The word hutamah in the original is from hatm, which means to smash, crush and break into pieces. Hell has been described by this label because it will crush and break to pieces whatever is thrown into it because of its depth and its fire. It crushes whoever is in it.
There was a girl named Bina. Her favorite past time was to mock others, and pick up on their faults (short comings) and taunt them. Once she hosted a party and invited her less privileged cousin too. The moment her poor cousin, named Hina. Bina made a clown out of her. She spotted her and Loudly taunted her for wearing old stained dress. Hina was embarrassed and She tried hard to conceal the tears which were ready to trickle down her cheeks. The offense was taking yet she could not resist or speak up nor can take stand against her mocking. After that, Bina targeted her friend who was obese and made fun of her for eating too much. the offense was taken yet she laughed out not to let people know that called out being fat hurts her. Then Bina moved to Haya who was lean. Bina said she can be blown out easily with the wind. the offense taken, yet she remained indifferent.
She never shares, and keep hoarding money. She has a lot, yet she is so stingy in giving. She mocks her teachers and mimic their style and make fun of them. she loves to be nosy and talk about people behind their back.
Do you think these are the good qualities?
Are these going to take her towards the path of victory or loss?
the offense people take when we give them names that they don;t call, they might not show their dislike, frustration, anger here but the offense that they took will show us grave things on the day of Qiyamah as Allah will take care of every single ache, every little offense that people have taken because of us, our words, our actions, our look! Be cautious because Allah is just and HE never forgets.
Allah give hidaya to us all and keep us all safe from the evils of slander, mocking, backbiting, taunting etc.