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The place of desire (Hawaa) in human life from an Islamic perspective
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In Alhamdulillah hinomoto who want to stay you know who want to start Pharaoh when I owe the villa him in surely unforeseen our CRT Amina Maja de la who philomel de la mejor little fella her de Allah. Why should we Allah Allah Allah Allahu la sharika wash? I don't know Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, a MOBA in the hierarchy DT Kitab Allahu Allah. Wa higher Alhaji Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was Chevelle ohmori, Matata to her wakulla deserting, bidda wakulla beatin Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah infinite. All praise belongs to Allah the Most High we thank him, and we seek His help and aid and we asked him to forgive us, and
we seek His refuge from the evil of ourselves and the sins that we commit. Indeed, whomsoever Allah guides, no one can lead us astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves us tree, no one can guide and I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah alone and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam this slave and messenger.
The best of speech is the book of Allah and the best of guidance is the guidance of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the worst of religious matters are those that are innovated, and every religious innovation is a bid on every bidder is misguidance and every misguidance will be in Hellfire and my bad
once a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was asked
me a todos will Allahu Allah Allahu Allah, he was sitting them as krushi until How have you heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say something about an hour
and an hour is love, His desire his want? And that's the word inshallah, that we'll be using in the rest of the hotbar rather than translated, we'll use an hour.
So did you hear him say anything about Allah and the Sahaba? said, Yes. Once an hour, Robbie bedwin came crying out from afar. Yeah, Mohammed, Mohammed.
So they told him Lower your voice, you have been forbidden to do that with the messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So when he came close, he said, what about the person who loves the people, but he has not reached that level and status? Well, it may be him.
For her soul, Allahu sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Morro Bay or multi Amma
one, or the person will be with the ones whom he loves on the Day of Judgment.
The messenger sallallahu alayhi wasallam here is talking about love about an hour.
And this statement from him alayhis salaam, bears some good news and bad warning to us.
toward this, however, or love may take us.
This, however, could take us so we could be with the company of Mohammed salallahu alayhi wasallam higher
than where our actions on their own could take us.
Or it could sink us to the lowest of the low. If the ones that we love are the enemies of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and His prophets
and this tower this desire,
this is an intrinsic part of our nature.
Allah subhanho wa Taala created us with desire, desire for us to be inclined towards that which will guarantee our survival. You have to like and desire to eat and to drink in order to survive. You have to desire to mate and procreate in order to have children and continue your progeny. You have to desire to accumulate and have in order to cultivate this earth and build on it.
This is an intrinsic part of every human being.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala does not and did not ask us to abandon our desires completely.
But when you go to the Quran
and to the most of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. When there is a reference to Allah, it's negative.
Though we have desires, and our desires could as we said, lift us up or sinker slow. In the Koran.
You find for instance, Allah subhanho wa Taala saying about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when a young girl Hawa in who he loves you, you
He does not speak from hell. But it is a revelation that is given to him. So the contrast is between two things in speech here.
Why? revelation from Allah subhana wa tada a message from the divine
or however, your own opinion and your own judgments and your own conclusion. And Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying, he when he speaks, he speaks from us. He does not speak from his own
Allah subhanho wa Taala tells another prophet of his and this is a command to all of us. Yeah, the Udo in janica Holly fatten fill out the vacuum.
But in a nurse he will have a wallet in our for you la casa de la. He says oh David Yeah, that would allow us Salaam
we had made you a halifa on this earth. So is judge between people injustice and do not follow Allah for a will take you away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala
This is an action when you judge
Where will it take you?
Consider here that Allah subhanho wa Taala when he sent gibreel alayhis salam
to Hellfire and this is part of the Hadith. To look at it once.
He came back telling Allah subhanho wa Taala I do not believe that anyone who would hear about it would ever enter it.
Yet what Allah subhanho wa Taala fenced it
and as to be able to go and take a second look at it, he came back to Allah subhanho wa Taala telling him now that I'm afraid that no one will be saved from it.
And this is our desire. Allah subhana wa Taala had built in us this desire this However,
because he wanted from us something in particular, we are all slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala completely and voluntarily we are all slaves of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah can take your soul Allah can make you sick, Allah can put you wherever he wants, and do whatever he wants with you. We're all slaves of Allah. Animals are like that angels are like that plants are like that. But Allah wants something special from you
to voluntarily be a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala and for that you must be tested. And for that Allah must put in your a desire and must then send down a revelation and there must be a conflict between the two. And you must favor the revelation and the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala over your desire and thus the old go to heaven.
There must be this conflict.
And this conflict in Islam you will find that Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had instructed us to the middle road.
Were not to an extreme, where some philosophers are nations have took, or they have demeaned the body, or they have tortured the body where they have deprived the body because it's the source of all evil and desire is the source of all evil. That's one extreme. The other extreme tells us that desire is supreme, that you must do whatever you want, that that is the road and the path to happiness. And most of people today, though, they may not mentally, in theory, subscribe to the other extreme in practice, they practice it and practice they follow it, do whatever you want. Do whatever you desire, follow your heart's desire because that's the path to happiness, and don't
consider anything else. Yet Allah subhanho wa Taala had put us on the middle path. And this middle path is what this middle path is. You do have a desire, but it's sometimes towards what benefits you on what is good for you. And many times it's towards what harms you and what is evil. Because your self as a self is ignorant. your self as a self is weak. And because it's ignorant and it's weak, you desire the easy way out.
And you hate difficulty.
Because your self is ignorant, it doesn't know right from wrong. So it remains in this darkness until Allah subhanho wa Taala sends this light and then the decision begins either to follow Allah subhana wa to Allah or to follow
your own self.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala made it clear in the Quran.
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as for he who transgressors
He favors the worldly life that is over the Hereafter, then his home will be jahannam.
One meme and Hawthorne apartments are a big one, and in our in agenda, but for the one who fears his station his standing before his Lord, and he forbids his self from its desires, then Heaven will be its home,
his or her home.
There is first to Leann transgression, and the opposite of that is fearing Allah subhanho wa Taala. When you're going to stand before Him, they are the opposites.
And then there is a certain hierarchy dounia favors this worldly life and its opposite is what he forbids, he curbs his desires and these are the opposites, two opposites that lead to two opposites to two opposite homes.
And that is the choice that we're confronted with.
Either will be like the Kufa.
What Allah subhana wa, dialysis
or item Anita era ha ha.
Did you see marvel at wonder add the one who has taken his desire as his Lord?
And you can understand it in two ways and Sharla and both of them are right. That is he has taken his Lord. He is the one that he worships through his desire.
What is he worship the thing that he likes.
They give an example the Arabs, they would worship a stone if he finds a better stone, he abandons the first one worships the second one and so on. There's no evidence. So if he desires he worship Jesus, son of Mary peace be upon him just because he wants it. He likes it. He's used to it. He can worship the dollar because he wants it and he loves it. There's no evidence, but he does. That's one one understanding. The other understanding is that he had made his desire his Lord.
His desire became his Lord laya huashi and ihlara Kiba. He does not want or desire anything, but he does it. You want to do something, go ahead and do it. There is no restraint. There is no restraint.
And so is a person who whenever he desires something, he goes after it. After dinner, he Abdur hongtai. Saturday night I saw
when the prophets Allah Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Misery to the slave of the dinar misery to the slave of the Durham.
They do not trust straight to the dollar odd to the dinar or to the deer hunt. But they desire it more than anything else, and they will do for it. Whatever it takes to get it.
And that is taking your own desire your own self
as your God
and what had distinguished the companions of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all the followers of the prophets of Allah who had been praised is that when Allah asks them to leave something for his sake, though they may like it and love it.
They leave it they leave it behind,
trusting in Allah subhanho wa Taala and putting his love before their own love and putting the hereafter before the studio.
The messengers of the love body he was in Sallam warned us
how and what about our job was not enough. See, three things destroyed.
Our motiva desire that is to be followed.
What's your helmet law and stinginess, that is obeyed and one admiring his own self
is of course and follows his desire all the time,
then he is on a dangerous path to destruction.
And as we said,
If you let yourself do whatever he wants all the time,
then you are indeed not doing what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to do all the time. And the sharply below him Allah says.
He says that revelation from Allah subhana wa tada and his message came down essentially, to free a person from a slavery to his own self and make him a slave to a loss of power.
That the how're and the shorter are two opposites. You understand? The hella, and the shadow of Allah subhana wa jal are opposites two paths, two parallel paths, they do not meet
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These two parallel paths they do not meet.
Either a person is a slave of his own desire or he receives the revelation from Allah subhana wa tada accepts it. And he frees himself ransoms himself and he becomes a slave of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
And you can see that they are opposites in the Koran.
Wallah when Allah subhanho wa Taala commands the prophets of Allah to send them to follow guidance from Allah He says what or whom do not follow their desires. When Allah subhana wa Taala blames the disbelievers in the Quran in sort of the natural as an example. And so let him know when he blames them.
That they are ascribing partners to Allah subhana wa tada and daughters and idols, he says a yet to be own a loved one, no matter how well enforced, they're only following conjecture, and what the selves their own selves desire. Whether Khadija Homura became Buddha, but the guidance has come to them from their Lord. The guidance should direct them not to say this about our last panel data, and not to do this. But why do they do it? It's because of their own design. And brothers and sisters do not ever underestimate the power of your own desire of time.
It is this desire. It is this however, that had made people that they know that the Prophet of Allah is the Prophet of Allah had made them fight against him and had made them die on cough, and stay in hell forever. They sacrifice their own life, for the sake of their idols, and for the sake of their society and for the sake of their home. It is this how that makes a person love another person so much that he goes on Oh, she goes crazy. They sacrifice everything that they have in their life, their reputation, their money, their status, their own family, they abandon it all, for the sake of power. Power has so much hold foreigners with the taxes every day. And it requires from us a
solution of all the holy harder stuff.
And suddenly realize he won't be allowed. I mean, see, on paper, nobody can see. Or suddenly walk, we'll send them out as soon as they can in a solo ad your ad He will send them while
he was in them.
you can try and sentence
of at that point, however,
in our lives,
you can find it.
When we do whatever we want. And always find excuses for ourselves. We know it's wrong.
But we sometimes say well, you're too young.
And you have all the time in the world to repent and to reform and to go back to our last panel Gala. At an old age, you may say to yourself,
but now you have a family. Now you have children, maybe later, later uniform and later you repent, you will say to yourself, but you have this excuse right now or that excuse right now. And the fact of the matter is, is that because this desire is so deep inside, it's always fighting with your mind. It's always fighting with your religion, and it will not let go. Or always try to convince you that you have an excuse to always try to convince you that you have time has always tried to convince you that this is good for you actually trying to go around your mind to dethrone your mind and take it safe.
You find it
when a person
asks about something whether it's halal or haram And if the answer that he received does not fit his desire, he keeps asking and he keeps looking until he finds that answer that he likes. until he finds that it's or if he doesn't like for it to be held until he finds it, it's and there, whereas who's the judge? It's not the evidence itself. But what I like or what I hate, or my own situation. We can even find it in the way that we sometimes raise our children
in the way that we discipline ourselves. We should discipline ourselves and our children this way.
Whenever they want something, you give it to them
whenever you want. They want something you give it
to them. And so they grow up with the understanding that whatever I want I should get.
And you know very well that that is not the case. And you do them a great harm by giving them everything that they want, even if it is harmful to them. You give it to them. Indeed, sometimes you should not out, not out of ill will, but sometimes out of discipline, you should deny them some of some things that they don't really need. Just to teach them that you know what, learn that you can live without this. And the same thing applies as insha Allah maybe we mentioned at the time about how to cure our sentence.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us that it is destructive.
We hear from a student while the Allahu Allah tells us, he says, you are today, living at a time, whose colors are plentiful are many, but speech givers are few. And the action is the guide for desire. That action right action comes before desire and it guides it and you will come upon a time who scholars or those who have knowledge are few, but speech givers are many.
And the desire will the
desire comes for it to them first and then action when farmers we hear from Alibaba Vitaly Brody Allahu anhu. He says, He says in aquasana aleikum. eatable, however, told me this is the thing that I feel most for you is following your desire and extended hope for following your desire will block you from following the truth and extended hope will make you forget about the hereafter. And he says, All of the above and and he says and indeed
this world is on a journey to leave you. And the Hereafter is on a journey towards you. So be from the people or from the children of the hereafter Do not be from the children of this world.
And know that today there are deeds, but there is no Recompense. There's no reward or punishment. And you will be in a time when there will be reward and punishment but there will be no choice. You cannot do anything.
How do we protect ourselves from this desire? How do we protect ourselves from our our this stronghold on ourselves? That is part of it.
First of all, asking lots of China who wants
this protection. The prophet SAW you send impulses was a llama India also became in karate. Hola, Hawaii, Alameda becoming one karate last lucky.
Man. Well, Allah subhana wa tada I seek your protection from the evil of manners and actions and desires. We want to watch a panel with Allah to protect you from evil desires, from the thing that will harm you. You may look at someone, you may look at a woman you will look at a house, you may look at a car and it leaves a picture leaves a print on your heart, and you can't get rid of it. You can't chase it out of your heart and you keep desiring it and desiring that. And then you fantasize about it and how am I going to get it and how am I going to reach it until eventually In fact, it goes from a desire into the heart to a desire on the time that you express the desire on the hand
and on the feet. And in the old body is engaged in that the whole body is guilty, the whole body
has not participated.
So first of all, ask Allah subhana wa Taala for his protection. Second of all, to know that the fight that desire while the bad desire while it's in your heart is easier than it is on your tongue or if it's on your body. As soon as you feel as soon as you get this desire in your heart, stop yourself. Stop yourself and say is this valid? Or is this one stop yourself and say why do I want this? Is this will this benefit me when I meet Allah? Will it harm me and if it will harm you then stop Don't think about it. Leave it alone. Don't fantasize about it. Don't think about ways to get it leave it
and some even said if you do not know if you do not know whether this thing is halal or haram good for you or not good for you. He says look at your desire doesn't want it or not. If it wants it then do the opposite because most of the time what you desire is wrong. If you're confused most of the time what you desire is wrong. That is Holly power cataflam file is how I get this law. This obey your power and you will succeed as some have said Mr. Themify lesson to you
The key to paradise first is for you to disobey your desire.
Remember, we said that Allah subhanho wa Taala tests you with this.
know that everything that you will love will be will be cold, terrible, everything that you will love, you will lose completely. And you must know this, and you must remember that, and you've read it several times to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says, Dr. Mohammed h machine differ in me. He says, oh, Mohammed, live as long as you want to go to die, what have you achieved Macario, Allah, whomever you want, you're going to leave him? Well, I mentioned in the committee, you do whatever you want, you're going to do for companies.
So love whatever you want, then, but to remember, the mother and the father, the wife and the husband, the Son and the daughter, all of them will die and you will leave them or they will leave you the status and the position all of that you will leave your clothes and your car and your house all that you will leave nothing, nothing at all is going to stay with you. So you think if none of these things is going to stay with me, if it's not going to last everything on this earth will perish? Why should I desire it so much? Why should I sacrifice my religion for its sake? Why should I sacrifice my reputation, my money, my family life for its sake.
Know that if you leave something for Allah Subhana what Allah Allah will give you something better than and again this you have to remember we have to remember all the time you
know that you do not leave something for Allah Subhana Allah except that allow us to do something better than that. Remember this? Yes, I left it. Yes, I'm going to leave it. Yes. I love it. Yes, it is better to leave it yes, it is hard to leave it but then expect that if you're patient enough and you leave at a loss upon our data, we can do something better.
And always put in control. The judge of the last panel had the judgment of Allah having the Sharia be the judge and your mind and convince yourself if this Something is wrong, convince yourself that it is wrong. Don't look at the short term consequences. Look at the long term consequences. Don't look unconsidered just satisfying your desire momentarily. Look at it, look at it an hour from now a day from now a week from now at the end of your life. And when you meet Allah subhana wa tada then judging, is it worth it? Or is it not, then judge it. But don't only be concerned with the immediate and the culture today is only to be concerned with the immediate disregard that don't look with your
eyes, look with your heart
and consider where you are. And always remember that Allah subhanho wa Taala wants you to be control and free of your desire not to be a slave to it. You're a slave only to one.
And that is to Allah subhanho wa Taala not even to yourself. So tell yourself that and be strong, and say, I'm not a slave of you. I'm not a slave of that car. I'm another slave of that house and I'm not a slave of that woman. I'm not a slave of that man. And I'm not a slave of that opinion. I'm slave only to one and that is Allah subhana wa tada and where Allah wants me to be I will be everything else goes away. When you stand before a lot. They're not with you to defend.
We ask Allah subhana wa tada the most tight, most merciful to protect us from the evil of ourselves and from our evil desires. While we make our desires towards what you love, or love, make our desires towards your true love. Allah transform our desire towards what you love, and protect us from our evil desires. The law protects us from evil However, while law protect us from the house, while we asked you for all the good in this life number you're asking, and you seek your refuge from all evil in this life and in the Hereafter. While we asked you for the best that your messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had asked you for and you seek refuge from the evil that your messenger
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