Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Series: Ali Albarghouthi - Heart Therapy
An explanation of the 1st hadith in the series on the Purification of the Heart:
The Messenger salla Allahi alayhi wa sallam said: (Halal is clear and haram is clear, and between the two are ambiguous matters that many people do not know their rulings. So whoever avoids the ambiguous matters will safeguard his religion and reputation. And the one who falls into them falls in the haram, like the shepherd who grazes around the sanctuary and is about to cross into it. Indeed, every king has a sanctuary and the sanctuary of Allah is His prohibitions. And indeed in the body there is a morsel of meat that if it is well, the rest of the body will be well; and if it is corrupt, then the rest of the body will be corrupt. It is the heart.)
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In Alhamdulillah Ahmed who want to stay in who wants to feel cool now we live in Chateau de unforseen our see Dr. Medina, Miguel de la, la La, la fecha de la, la la la la la sharika shadow, Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam.
So tonight Bismillah by the permission and the grace and the blessings of Allah azza wa jal, we will be starting the first Hadith, in the collection of 40 Hades in the skeleton of civil Islamic force in the purification of the heart and reformation of the soul and the body to because the body is a derivative of the actions and the status of the soul. So inshallah today's Hadith first Howdy, that I will read both in Arabic and in English. And in fact, I've switched from the other Buhari to a lot of Muslims, I switched from the wordings of mojari, to the words of the Muslim. And the reason I did that is because the wordings of Muslims are the one that you will find in our own and nawawi.
Right, so if anyone has memorized bone and novio, it will be the exact Hadeeth over there. Or if no one is going to memorize this Hadeeth you'll also find it in another bone and so you would have memorized one Heidi's over there as well. So maybe that inshallah later on will give you the encouragement to memorize those as well or at least to read it. So and the difference between the Liberal Party and lovely Muslim is not a miniscule it's very small, just a couple of words, so I'll read it inshallah. So this is the first study in Canada in wine and tarama been what?
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So here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Hillel is clear. And Haram is clear. And between the two are ambiguous matters. doubtful matters that most people do not know their rulings. So whoever avoids the ambiguous matters will safeguard his religion and reputation. And the one who falls into them falls in the hot arm, like the shepherd who grazes around the sanctuary, and is about to cross into it. Indeed, every king has a sanctuary, and the sanctuary of Allah is his prohibitions. And indeed, in the body, there is a morsel of meat that if it is, well, the rest of the body will be well, and if it is corrupt, the rest of the body will be corrupt. And this is the
So this is the Hadeeth.
And this hadith is an important Hadith because as I said, you will find it in the 40 Hadith Not always, but even before that, other scholars as we've mentioned in the last lecture, other scholars have identified about three or four Hadees others as foundational in Islam, they send the religion of Islam all Hadith are built on three headings are for Hadees. Remember that that we said last time, they identify this hadith as one of the right, so it's very important to do. And you'll see in how the this hadith that it is divided into two parts, the part that talks about the halal and the Haram and the ambiguous, and the other part that talks about the heart. So we will begin with the
part that talks about the heart inshallah, because this is what the series is dedicated to, then we'll go back and explain the first part. And we'll see then the connection between the two because there's a connection between the two. So why did the prophets Allah, Allah mentioned this, and then talk about that had an alum and then the heart because there is a connection and link between the two. So let's go to the heart.
And I'll ask you first here to sort of do a small experiment. Imagine a time
when you were really happy.
I mean, really, really happy.
I think of a time
right, your heart was full of happiness. So did you think of a time?
Okay, good. Now, how was your body reacting to these emotions that you had
Were your eyes happy as well, the people when they looked at you, they said, this is a happy person. Your eyes were happy at well. Now what do I mean by your eyes were happy. You only could see good things.
And even if you see a mistake, right, a shortcoming somewhere, they will look the other way, you will be very forgiving. something negative, you won't even you know, give it a second glance Why? Because that's not what you want to focus on. We can take care of this later. Don't worry about it. Somebody bumps into you, right? See, that's fine. That's okay. Somebody takes something that maybe you want it on the shelf, what will you say? Go ahead, go right ahead. Take it. So you're also your tongue is very happy. And it's just overflowing with kindness and pleasantness. Your tongue is happy, your eyes are happy, your body is happy. Okay. Think of the opposite of a time where you were
when you were really sad. Okay, I won't ask you to remember that time when you're really sad. But what how did you react? How did your body react? Or your eyes sad as well? Meaning what? Whether you were sad or angry, your eyes were sad or angry as well. Maybe you find the fault in everything. This is not clean. Why isn't it clean? This is not tidy. Why isn't he didn't do this? Your homework, right? You didn't call me. So you found fault and everything that is around you. It was gloomy, it was bleak. It was all black. Your tongue also was very sad or very angry. Somebody the same person, right? He thought that you were really a nice person last time you let him have that thing on the
shelf. Next time it comes he wants to grab it you yell at him. That's my another return. I'm going to give this to you. That's mine. Not every time you're going to take my parking spot. I gave it to you last time today. No, it's mine. All right, so you're angry as well. So this tells you that these emotions that we have, or let's say the heart that we have, and the way that it feels, really influences affects how the rest of the body reacts. Right? But not only in emotional sense. Also, you know, panela in medical sense as well. Your emotions control how physically well or unwell you are. So for instance, they say that if you are depressed and sad, particular hormones in your body,
right start fluctuating, they either increase or decrease, still begin if you're depressed, you will be more sensitive to pain. If you have a pain in your body and you're depressed, you'll be more sensitive to pain, you will feel it more because you're depressed.
Your immune system will be compromised when you're depressed, so you're more likely to be sick, more likely, you're right not to fend off not to fight infections and diseases, more likely also that you will get a heart attack if you are constantly depressed. If it is the opposite, and you're happy, there is some evidence to suggest that if you are happy, it physically makes you well. Some evidence suggests that sort of handle no consider all of this and what the profits will allow us to send them said, if this part of your body is well the rest of your body is well. And if this part of your body is not doing well, the rest of your body is not doing well.
So even in medical terms, that is true. Right as far as as far as as far as the heart being what that repository of emotions.
But now the prophets of Allah, Allah you it was enemies talking about the heart being what, as the center of these religious emotions, religious feelings, and that how the heart goes you go, how the heart goes and how it has in it. It affects your eyes and your tongue and your hands and your feet and every cow every part of your body, all of your limbs. So you want to see how you are why you're acting this way goes back to the heart. Why am I looking at this thing? It goes back to the heart. Why am I listening to this thing, it goes back to the heart.
And avora era or the Allahu anhu is the famous companion, right? Had a saying he said, I'll call boom Anaconda or Juno do hufa Papa many Cotabato knew who the hub was and medical hub with a judo he says he gave a another example. He said, The heart is like the king and the limbs. The body parts are like what the soldiers,
King and soldiers says if the king is good, the soldiers are good as well. And if the king is evil, what would the soldiers be? Evil? Right? So meaning that the heart is the king and he commands. So if he's good, he'll say protect the citizens, right? secure them, open this canal, protect them from this do things that help other people, so he's good, and they're doing good as well because he commands them.
Now if he is, on the other hand, wicked
by a criminal, for instance, doesn't have mercy in his heart, the soldiers will start acting like him based on what based on his commands, not only Subhanallah, also based on his commands based on imitation,
based on imitation, they will see what he's interested in, they'll be interested in that as well.
There's like an interesting book about, you know, Mashallah to Nazism and him how people resemble their times. Right? So in that book, it's a small book. But in that book, he says, Look at what that Caleb used to do, he leads to love these things. The people, the subjects also love these things as well. The next scale is after loved a different thing. He says, little cow, people love that thing as well. So people imitate, and they imitate people in authority. So that's similar fashion is the heart. So it commands and the body will listen. Now, I'll give you another example. Right. And that example may be more relevant for some of us, who are not aware of kings and haven't seen kings and
soldiers and so on. Maybe we thought about it, but we haven't seen it. I'll give you the example of a security firm that is protecting right? security firms, that is protecting a bank. And there is a control room within the bank for that security firm. And there's a person sitting in that control room, and he has all these screens. And all the cameras are watching every inch of the bank, right, so he can see anything that he wants. And he has also mics right, so he can pick up any sound. And he has speakers, that he can direct the officers and the security
officers and security guards, he can direct all of them, you'll be here, you'll be there, you take your turn here, you take your turn there, so he controls everything. You follow me.
So if that person who's sitting behind those controls, if he's honest, if he's alert is dedicated to his job, the bank stay safe. Right?
If he's not if he is sick, neglectful, rather than watching, really the bank, he's just watching whether the soldiers or the officers are doing he's just really curious about what they're doing. And he neglects the security of the bank, what happens, the bank is compromised.
So our heart is that control room.
And there is a sort of a small person who looks like us who's sitting behind those controls. If your eyes are looking at something, this is you're zooming in with the cameras. You ask yourself, why am I looking there? You go back to your heart, and the person in their heart is zooming. So why am I watching this? This is because the person inside your heart wants to see this.
Why am I saying this? This is like the speakers in the bank? Why am I saying this? Because the person inside the heart wants to say this.
Why am I listening to that? When this not so good? Why am I listening? Why am I so interested in it?
It's not random, the person inside your heart wants to listen to it. So everything that is happening right through your body, your senses, wherever they are directed, what they are getting back from the outside world happens because your heart is asking them to do this.
And that makes sense. And when you compare that with the prophets of Allah to you it was sending them says that, if it's reformed, the rest of the body is reformed. If the person behind the controls if your heart is reformed, then you won't look at the heart. You won't listen to the heart and what harms you, you won't walk to it, you won't say something that will hurt you and hurt people that are around you. But when there is something wrong happening on the inside, you will love this thing, even though you may not admit it in public, but you will love this thing you are attracted to it. As soon as you listen or you hear it, the pay closer attention. As soon as you see a glimpse of
it, you will pay closer attention.
As soon as people start talking about it, you will start talking about it. Why? Because the heart is asking you to do this and you will not be able to refuse what the heart wants from you. Until when until you reform it until you change it.
So any project for us to change any resolution that we have, you know, not the new year started, right? A lot of people have resolutions and Muslim non Muslims resolution. This is how we want to change, right? Any plan that you have for change whether this is something that you want to start, or this is something that is ongoing, you will not be able to be successful, unless you include your heart in it, and you take care of it. And you listen to it, and you change it. And unless you do that you will not be able to change. There'll be a promise that you make to yourself it will be a wish but you will not be successful. Your heart has to be the main factor in that change. That's why
the profits will allow you to
selam he says in the Hadith,
taqwa is here.
And he points to his just pointed to his heart. Duck was here.
What does that mean? When he says the what is here, inside the my heart. That's where it starts.
That's where it originates, that's where it lives. Now it flows from the inside to the outside. Right. So it's not just only in the heart, but it is mainly in the heart. That's where it is.
And it's not just on the body. So if the heart does not have a dupois, the body will not have it. And if it have it, it has it. It's a pretend type of law. It's not a real type of law.
So to understand this, how to properly adapt wahana, right, you have to strike a balance between the outside and the inside.
We engage really in a lot of acts of worship or some acts of worship. And we're asking Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, that He rewards us for it.
And when we are engaged in those acts of worship, usually what do you will focus on the interior or the exterior of the Act, the inside or the outside? Typically, in our acts of worship, we focus on the outside, we really take care, for instance, and I'm not saying we shouldn't, but I'm noting the imbalance we really take care, and perfecting how we pray. Meaning that where do you put your hands? How do you raise them? What do you do? Where do you stand your feet and all of that, and all of that is important, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam talks about it, it's important. But sometimes we get so obsessed with details with very, very small details. And we argue about them.
And we spend times and times researching that, and we leave the more fundamental obligation of the heart itself. Is your heart connected to your acts of worship or not? When you're standing in Florida, right, as your heart connected to this act of worship or not. So we pay attention to it because of two things, those exteriors of worship. Two things, one, because people are watching us.
Right? So I want him to say that I'm following this dinner, right? Because I'm doing it this way. Right? Right. So if you're praying by yourself, you're okay if somebody stands next to you just pay attention to where you're putting your hand.
Did you are you waving your finger or not? How you doing it? Remember what you read in civil servants? And to be remember, right? Do it this way, right? Because he's watching you and you want to be like, I'm following the son of the Prophet Ali, send them right, because that's what we talked about hamdulillah This is good. If you're not doing it for his sake, if you just want to follow this, you know, this is good. But we still engage we get so engrossed in the details that Okay, how about is your heart president when you're praying? Is it this? Is this benefiting you? Is it rebuilding, bringing you closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala some of the exterior as could be sadness,
but the connection, the presence of your heart is an obligation. So we leave the obligation because it's hidden. And we all focus on some of the sadness. And I'm not saying again, neglect, neglect, the sooner I'm not saying that, but what I'm saying is focus on the obligations.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the Hadeeth
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He mentioned all of that in the Hadith.
So obligations wise he fulfilled that obligation. He prayed physically he was there he stood, he prayed he brought all the movements. But he said he will leave and the only part of it that is counted for him the only part that he will be rewarded for that is what one 10th
one 10th if you counted is less than half
of for less than half protocol for that when his mind was present in the salon and maybe even less. Right. So consider this. How much attention do we give to the outside versus the inside? And of reforming our outside versus reforming our inside and we are so aware of what we do on the outside because other people are watching but because no one is watching us on the inside except ourselves and our
last panel data before that, we don't pay attention to it.
And that can create what a great imbalance where our acts of worship fasting, praying giving the cat become a shell, just an empty shell. And we just do it, because it's a habit, but we don't feel anything inside. It feels to do anything for us inside. We do it because it's expected from us. We do it because we are commanded to our parents, our spouses, they want us to do this. So we do it. But it doesn't do anything for us. Because we fail to cultivate to enrich our hearts. They stop feeling anything in the sun or they start killing anything in fasting, stop feeling anything or listening to the homeless, stop feeling anything when we're doing anything, because we didn't take
care of it. That's why
when you hear the alarm says the same, the following you understand that he says is that you do Billahi min, horseshoe and nifa
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the reverence of hypocrisy or hypocritical reverence, for sure. But it is hypocritical.
For sure, as a loss, protection, hypocritical reverence, they said, What is it? One who should only call it a neurologist? I do Haha, we'll call boulais Sahaja. He says that you will see the body has been crucial. Having reverence having respect, but the heart has none of that.
That is, in a sense, we become good actors.
Right? And that's the reality. We become good actors. We know how to act, the part, how to pray and look, you know, dedicated when we pray, how to speak. And we look dedicated when we speak when we say but he's saying, well, they allow and Whoa, this is hypocritical reverence, because there's nothing inside the heart. So you may look at us on the outside. And we're praying, and we're doing all the things that we are supposed to do. But you look at the inside of the heart, and maybe it's a wasteland, it's empty.
It's struggling. It's complaining. There is pain. And the salon because we have failed to connect with it is not able to solve our pain. Because we didn't let it we're not paying attention to it. You know how when you pray?
That sort of assurance, you pray and your body? Right? is stable, right is in its place. There's for sure. But your heart is racing everywhere.
What am I going to eat afterwards? What am I going to cook tonight? These kids are driving me crazy. Right? What did I just watch you thinking about it? I What did I just watch? What do I What would I watch afterwards.
So it's an Every valley crossing every it's like in this entire world you'd like from one continent to the other. By the time you start the salon, you're in here, by the time you end the supplier in China, thinking about you know things of an ally you need in, but the shaitaan will let you know and especially sometimes I don't know if you notice, if you're really worried about something you don't know where it is, and you start praying you will find out where it is. You remember, I don't know if you had that experiment or not. Right. Michigan country says this, this person is trying to concentrate I'll show you. You think they really worried about it right there. So and you can wait
to finish. You can't wait to finish because you want to go and find it. But you have to know that the shaytan now is competing competing for your heart and for your attention. Right? So our minds are racing, our hearts are racing and there is no sugar in them and there is no presence in them. Yes, the body is there, physically is there but the mind is not there and the heart is not there. That's why he says seek a less refuge from that because when you want to pray or do anything you want to ask yourself oh my heart Are you with me? Are you with me? now as we're standing to pray? Are you with me? Are you listening to the Quran with me? Are you actually in record with me
Institute with me or not? Are you somewhere else if you're somewhere else, you're not benefiting from what you're doing? Right? And Allah azza wa jal and his prophets have a low audio signal and did not ask us to stand and do meaningless acts is to go stand frustrated, up, down, up, down, up down, great. Next person, right, that's exercise.
did not ask us to do that. They asked us to No, no connect your heart to what you're doing.
And if we find that our hearts are suffering because of that, that our hearts actually need to be remedied need medicine, then we have to stop and we have to really pay attention to it and to have to treat it you have to we have to treat our hearts. We can't we can delay that and say later, we can delay that because
People are not watching know, the heart is not with me if the heart is in pain, if the heart is complaining, your heart complains to you, your heart actually complains to you, but we drown it. You know, sometimes when you feel tightness in your chest, right? You're upset, you're angry. Sometimes you don't know why sometimes you're incredibly bored. And you don't know why. These are messages that your heart is sending to you. He says, save me. Sorry, we say save me.
This is akin to I'd like to
when you're hungry, this is a message from what?
From your stomach is telling you feed me.
You need energy feed me, right? So you know you're familiar with that signal. Or I need to eat so you go and you feed yourself and hamdulillah now you find the next time you getting hungry, it's the same thing. There's a signal. Well, the heart also sends signals. And these are the signals tightness in your chest. You know inability to enjoy things around you. Feeling fed up with life, feeling depressed, feeling down. All of these things are signs right are signals of the hardest sending and say, there's emptiness. Fill me with something I'm empty, fill me with something.
So it has an adversity, all the Allahu anhu said that we inhabit a lie either a value salehoo lubi him.
He says treat your heart cure your heart. Because what Allah wants from you is for you to treat your heart.
Right What Allah wants from you, is for you to treat your heart that is take care of it more than you take care of anything else, your appearance, or or the exterior type of worship is to take care of that interior heart more so because that is what Allah subhanho wa Taala wants from you. And you all know the ayah where Allah subhana wa tada says, Yama, infomart, whatever known in them and at Allah, you've been selling, where no money, right and no wealth, and no children will be of benefit to a person, except the person who comes to Allah subhanho wa Taala with a heart that is described as Celine,
Sally meaning healthy, right free of disease, saline in what sense saline that it has the love of Allah in it, and the love of his Prophet and the fear of Allah in it. And not the dominant, what is dominant didn't is not the love of the dunya, or the love of the self, they still hate in it, and there is no shame, there isn't anything there's no bit so on and so on. That heart is that Allah Subhana Allah says, When you come to me with such a heart, then that will benefit you, then you will be saved. Other heart that is not saline, will stand before Allah subhana wa to Allah to be questioned about what is missing from your heart, and why is it missing? So the greatest attention
to need to be paid to the heart, brothers and sisters?
there's here a part that I want to mention about, we talked about how
reform doesn't happen except with the heart, right? Well, as parents as spouses, we're responsible for more than ourselves, right? We're responsible for our spouses. You know, if you're married, and you have a wife, or the wife has a husband, you're responsible for each other. And if you have children, you're also responsible for them.
And you're responsible for their not only Islamic observance of Allah commands, but also you're responsible for their hearts as well. How are their hearts doing?
And you find here that the trouble sometimes is that we ask people, as our spouses as our children, do this, right? exterior observation of Allah commands do this, but we neglect to include their interior as well as we neglect to include their hearts as well. So when they grow up, what did they grow up with? With a an external performance of these acts of worship? Why do they pray? Because my father and mother told me to pray. They may not understand why they should pray, they haven't connected with Allah subhanaw taala on an emotional level, with their hearts. They're just asking me to pray, why too fast? Why will I put on the hijab? Why do this Why do that? Because they are asking
me to do it. And a lot of times they will do it just to keep the peace because they don't want to argue with you. Sometimes they will argue with you sometimes they will tell you I'm never not going to do this. And the reason they will say that is that because they fail to connect with that on an emotional level. They just know the external
All performance of that worship and that is it, it doesn't mean anything to them. Because if it means something to them, that perhaps they will continue.
So this is a message for us, right? That we can continue like that.
Whether we're living in Muslim non Muslim countries, or even to Canada when we're living in Muslim countries, because nowadays, right with that information, you know, the flow of information out and how easily it flows, and with a technology, you can access anything anywhere. And you will find that the teachings of Islam right are being attacked daily. Right? That they don't make sense that religion itself doesn't make sense that the religion of Islam is this and that, so a person living in a Muslim country as well as receiving this message. And it sees around him, right? The underperformance of Muslims when it comes to Islam, how they actually suddenly the name of Islam,
because everybody cheats, everybody lies. And then he looks at that and looks at all the accusations and he's living or she's living in a Muslim country. And then they say, I don't really care about all of this. I'm not interested in Islam at all. I've seen the image of Islam and Muslims around me. All these people are telling me that Islam is bad, hasn't been able to connect with Islam emotionally. And so they leave Islam in a Muslim country, and this is happening.
So if it's happening in a Muslim country, more of that is happening in non Muslim countries as well. So we can just emphasize the shell or this is how
I do it because I told you to do it, they have to connect with it on the inside.
Why are you praying? Why does Allah want that from you? Do you love Allah subhana wa tada cultivate their love for Allah cultivate a connection that they would have with it, cultivate the connection and emotional connection that they have with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and talk to them about it.
From a young age, so that when they grow up, they grow up what loving Allah, and loving his prophets will allow you to send them and worthy acts of worship means something to them, right? It becomes what self motivated, you can't force them all the time, there will come a time when they will be old enough that they can say no to you, there will come a time when they will be independent, and they will not be under your watch. Right. And they will do whatever you they want. In fact, for some of us, some of us Muslims, as soon as they leave the house, and they're outside, they change their appearance, their demeanor, what they do, it changes because no one is watching. We have to tell
them that I don't need to watch you. So Allah is watching you. You're with a lot old times, and you're dependent on Allah subhanho wa Taala. That's what we need to cultivate in people and in our children in and in ourselves.
I want to mention a few things inshallah, above the centrality of the heart, why is the heart so important and central in addition to everything that we said, these are really interesting, interesting, interesting points that will help you appreciate you know how fundamental it is that when the Prophet says it is fundamental, it is the core you will believe that it is the core.
Any command in the Quran and the Sunnah, even if it is a physical command, right, must descend first on the heart, that won't allow the panel dialysis appeals for that prayer. Before you actually pray what part of your body must receive it,
your heart must receive it, and your heart must accept it, and you My heart must decide that I'm going to do it. So the command or the first organ organ in your body that is responsible even when the command is physical, which is Salah is your heart.
So every command in the Koran passes through the heart first.
And sometimes there will be commanded of Allah subhana wa talebi will not be able to perform.
And they will be prohibitions of Allah subhanho wa Taala that you will have to commit out of necessity.
So apparently, you will look like a person who is breaking the law.
But it is the heart that distinguishes between who's really breaking the law and who is not give you an example, right? There's a person is about to die, very famous example a person who was about to die. So he has to eat dead meat or pig meat.
Right out of necessity.
The Act looks like you're breaking the law. What distinguishes between that and a person who's actually eating that because they enjoy
your heart. Because your heart is still believing that this is hot.
Right even though your body has to do something else but your heart believes this is how long afterwards I will continue eating it.
Right let's suppose an X amount of Allah xojo Hello
demands you to give us a car. You don't have money to give you the car, your body's not giving the car. But your heart is still engaged in worship. Why? Because it believes it to be from Allah azza wa jal and that when you have the money you're going to do do it. So your heart is still engaged in worship, even though your body is not. You follow me,
your knees still, okay? There are acts of worship that belonged to the heart exclusively and not to the body.
To what good on Allah subhanho wa Taala that's from the worship of the heart, that's not the body. Love that is from the worship of the heart, not the body sincerity is lost from the heart, not the body, it will have an effect on the body, but it's a worship of the heart.
Your body may not be able to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala all the time your heart is able to the cinema,
your heart, in fact, can do miracles if you just listen to what's gonna come next can do miracles, while you're just sitting here can do a lot.
Because a lot they tell you do something, you're unable to do it. But as we said, your heart believes in it. Allah rewards you for that.
Allow me to tell you do something, you know, travel, there's, you know, a, a circle of knowledge right over there, a chef over there travel, so that you will listen to him. So you say I want to travel to listen to him. So you travel, but in the middle of the road, right? You cannot continue unforeseen circumstances you cannot continue. But in your heart, you really want to be there Allah will give you the reward of someone who attended.
Though you're not there, but you took the steps to be there. And it was unforeseen circumstances that stopped you but your heart wants to be there. And you're there. That's why in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says roughly the meaning of which there are people in Medina wherever you go, Allah will reward them as he is rewarding you though they stayed back in Medina and you are on your way for jihad. They say, Why you prophet of Allah. He said they were held back by excuses, but their intention is that they want to be with you. So you could be sitting in your home.
And your intention is good. Allah subhanho wa Taala could give you the reward of someone who is elsewhere, let's take it out and travel 1000s of miles, just because of your intention.
And see the name of Allah subhanho wa Taala here.
Your body will not be able to worship Allah all the time. There are constraints in your body, right? You're sitting you're working, right you can travel here, you cannot be the master that old, old time, your heart at the same time can worship Allah continuously without stop as long as you are awake.
thanking Allah being grateful for him being content, being patient, remembering something good, Allah all continuously Your heart is doing something while you're sitting down.
And also, your intention makes a lot of difference.
A lot of us may not know this, or forget about it, your intention of the heart makes really a lot of difference. Because Allah could give you a huge sum of rewards or also a lot of sin based on what you intend to do even though you haven't done anything yet. How so? He said some Allah How are you and you send them and I will say this hadith in English, right. So that you know we save time shown in the mudumalai or batinah, for this is the haddie. dunia belongs to four people or there are four types of people in dystonia. He says a person that Allah had given him more knowledge and money. So he acts with his money according to the proper knowledge of Allah had given him and he spends it the
way that Allah wants him to spend it. This is the best person so he has, and he has man, how does he spend it the way that Allah loves, that's the best person
and another person that Allah had given him a knowledge, but no wealth.
And he says, If Allah would give me money, I would do the same as that person who has money and he is spending it in the way that Allah Allah. If Allah had given me money, I would do as that person is doing. The Prophet says savini yet he has room so well. He has a good intention. The reward is similar.
Well, what did you do? What did you do? intention. He doesn't have money, but his intention is truthful intention. If we allow her to give me this, I will do the same as that person. He says they will have the same rule. Because Allah knows if you were to give him that money, he will do the same.
It is spend a cent.
The third person is alive someone who had given him money, but no knowledge. So he's going left and right with it. Doing what Allah who upsets Allah subhanho wa Taala says this is the worst person.
So money, no knowledge, no guide.
And that's that's By the way, then you will see that why money is not a normal way, not a blessing them, when you don't know what to do with it, money, but without a guide without knowledge to tell you what to do. He's a scissors, the worst person. And the fourth person is one who
has, has no money, and no knowledge, no element. So what is he say he looks at that person, he says, that person will waste his money and does whatever upsets Allah with it. He says, If I have money, I would do what he does with it.
So he says, I've been yet he, his intention is the same for resume. So their sin is the same.
Because he can't wait to do the same thing. If I just have that money, I'll go gamble with it. And I'll pay a buyer buy alcohol and spend it on women and spend it on this. He doesn't have anything. But he says if I get it, I will do the same thing. He says the same sin.
That's what happens what sitting down your surgeon sitting down watching them on TV, right reading that about it in the news, I wish I had that kind of money, I would do the same thing, right.
That's why it's very dangerous, right. That's why I have to pay attention to your heart and what your intention and your heart is telling you.
Because it's going to influence the type of person you are.
The type of actions that we do, in fact, both of us, you know, can do, you know, similar acts of worship, both of us would be praying, both of us could have Islam, right. And Allah will accept all of that. But because you have more good intentions than I do, your acts will be better. Right? I'm giving sadaqa I'm giving a call because I just want to purify my wealth, you're giving sadaqa because you want to purify your wealth, and you want to help that person and you want to prevent him from begging. And also you want to prevent him from going to someone who is going to force them to change their religion, etc, etc, etc. The more good intentions you have, when you perform an ad, the
more that you reward is seen act.
So catatonia. That is add your intention whenever you find a good intention, add it to the things that you are doing, because that will give you more reward for it.
And the last thing I'll mention about the importance of the heart is that because the shaytan knows
that this is the center and this is the core, that's the place that he would want to occupy.
So he will send his soldiers on to the heart,
the shoe will have the Shahada, the temptations that doubt they will never leave. Right. And that is the battleground between you and the shape bond. That's where it's being waged inside.
And then you may look at the person and find that that person is very quiet, very peaceful, very keeping to himself, or a lot to reveal to you what's inside your face. There is a battle raging on by between the soldiers of the shavon and the soldiers of man between the ages of Allah and the shape of time, and they're fighting and there are casualties and the person is suffering on the inside. But you can feel it
and I suspect that all of us have felt this at one point or the other people around you can feel that it's right there inside something that is bothering you that shaytan is fighting with you and you're fighting with the shape on
that spot is the most important spot and that's why it needs our outermost attention.
I want to move on to the second part of howdy inshallah, which is what about Halloween and
Halloween what horror movie and I bought it from denim Sufi. So he says from Allah Allah you are you send them halaal is clear. And Haram is clear. What does it mean that it's clear?
It means that it is accessible and comprehensible. Meaning what?
Meaning that if you want to know what halal and haram is, you can isn't that what it means when it says clear? It's not hidden, clear. comprehensible? Where do I know it from? Either it's the general knowledge especially if you're growing among Muslims, it's general knowledge and sometimes even with non Muslims. They know Oh, alcohol, you guys don't drink alcohol. Right, you guys. I'm surprised that they know that we tolerate so much. You know, we thought someone who they know that very well. So they know. Right?
So either it's general knowledge.
Alcohol is hot on Xena you know
fornication is haram etc. Everybody knows or if it is not, it's right there clear in the Quran and in the sinner or you can go to the island to the scholar and you ask them you say yeah, this is halal and this is the evidence. The Quran says this system that says that no, it's hard on the process this as soon as as that
very clear, halal and haram are clear.
But between them the prophets, Allah Islam says the arbutus Shall we have
ambiguous matters doubtful matters?
Now what are these? These matters? Are those that are you not sure? Are they hella? Or are they heroin? That's what they call Miuccia behat. Because they look alike, that actually, if you want to translate it, literally, the look alikes,
because they look like this. And they look like that. They look like heroin a little bit. They look like heroin a little bit. And you don't know exactly.
So this ambiguous matters, first of all, are relative.
Not everything in the Sheree are a lot of these matters are actually in themselves ambiguous. It's ambiguous, because I don't know them.
But you when you go to the alum, and he tells you No, I'll tell you, it is actually helpful. Here's the evidence. So it was ambiguous for me. Right? It was ambiguous for the island who has more knowledge? Right? It's doubtful for me, but for you go to the island, it tells you that you have to avoid it.
So a large chunk of those ambiguous matters will be eliminated. When you ask, Is this helpful? Or is this how long then you will be told?
But not all of them?
Not all of them, some of them will remain ambiguous matters. While the ambiguous on doubtful?
It's because there is disagreement between the scholars about them. Some scholars say hello, some scholars say Hold on, do you scratch your head and say is it talent? Or is it talent?
You know, what the disagreement is strong. But not a minor disagreement, a strong disagreement?
the circumstances around it makes it harder to render or to give judgment about it. It may be halal or haram. But in those specific circumstances can I do this or not? It's difficult to say, or some information is missing about this thing. And you don't really know.
And the scholar even sometimes when he asked them, they don't really know, especially you know, in new matters that are happening today, or in global matters, right?
Is this a halal transaction or haram? Some of them are very clear. Some of them the scholar would have to sit and say, I need to study this. This is something new, or in your circumstance, I can't tell you until I understand your circumstance, you follow me? Because maybe there is a sense of necessity or a sense of need that you have.
Right? Like, for instance, the example that we've given, is it healthy to eat dead meat?
Nope. It's how long? Is it? How long all the time?
No, right? So there will be times you know, up between those limits? Right? where you say, I have to take a bite just to save myself? Can I take another bite?
Then that's doubtful, maybe, maybe not. You don't know. Now if you don't need the other bite, you don't take it. You just need what sustains you. But maybe at that point, you don't know. You don't know what the ruling is. So it's doubtful. So there will be some doubtful matters.
So what did the Prophet sallallahu wasallam say about them, he says the one who avoids them,
protects his religion and honor
protects his religion and reputation.
Why you reputation because when people see you doing these things, they'll start talking about you.
And not so much that you have to worry about what people are saying about you. But it will bring harm to you. avoided if you're going to do something that will have people start talking bad things about you. avoided.
Right and don't give the chance for the shaytaan to enter between you and your brother and to enter between you and your sister. Right? Maybe you remember that even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in one night he was talking to his wife. And then a couple of companions saw him so they worked very swiftly. They caught up with them and he said alamanni Kumara likoma. in Sofia, he says, Wait, this is Sophia. Right? So they said prophet of Allah, we're never going to doubt you. He said the shavon runs in the atom in the vessels were the Bloods run.
Right there. He has very much control, very strong control, and he can whisper to you anything and we think this about the Prophet sallallahu was
salami would be doomed. Right? So he's in a lot of use and was eager to say no, no, it's not as you think. So, he's saying that if you avoid these doubtful matters, you will protect your reputation. And also you will protect protect your religion. How so I will explain. Because the person who engages in them the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says we will engage in the Haram
if there are doubtful matters around you, you don't know they are halal or haram. And you decide just to do them and keep doing them because you don't know they are halal and haram. And the Prophet says, You've fallen into the Haram or you're about to fall into it.
Why? Because of two things,
either, because some of these matters are actually hot on and you don't know yet you suspect them to be hot on but they're actually hot on. So when you do them, you have you have done the hat on. Right?
Or because. And that's important to keep in mind or because when you do the doubtful so many times the distance between you and the harem shrinks.
And you are emboldened to commit the harm after. So if you can do what you doubt, there might be how long in it? Meaning they say for instance, an example this person and and this is not, you know, a call for us to judge anybody else. But this person earns his money from Hillel and from how long
he invites me to his home.
Do I go? Do I not go? This person earns most of his money from how long? all his money from how long he invites me to his hole? Do I accept the invitation? As long as this is doubtful for you? And you don't know what the ruling is?
If you partake of the doubtful, and there's a suspicion of how long later on it'd be easier for you to commit the fleet into the clear how long is the distance between you and how long has been breached?
That's what the profits of the law Do you understand and the same because in another rewire that you will find in in Bahati, it says from Antarctica. Men should be highly human Alison Kennedy, Mr. Banner o'clock. Woman is shakuhachi human and it's Moshe, new aka Mr. Danny says the one who leaves what he suspects to be sinful. He will leave the clear sin are more likely to leave what is clearly sinful.
Was that clear? The translation clear? Should I say it again.
It says the one who leaves the potential sin is more likely to leave the clear one.
And the one who indulges in the doubtful is about to violate What's clear.
That's in a hurry. Another iteration of this Howdy. So you cross into what is doubtful.
Although they may disagree, it's fine. And it's okay. Somebody has an opinion, you hear that sometimes? Right? Maybe the majority of the automatic say that this is how long.
But again, going back to the heart, I like this thing to be held. And so I'll find for me, one alum, who says that it's headed, and it becomes a doubtful matter, and a matter that is disagreed upon. And the evidence, you know, you can look at it this way and that way. And yet they don't be you know, so strict and you do it, you're doing it, you're doing it
at the panela it's not useful than to go and this assembly argue with that person. Because the reason why I adopted this position is not because of evidence, the reason I adopted this position is because of what I want it to be. So
I want it to be had, I just looked for the evidence to make it happen. And then I want it to be heard, or I want this thing to be heard on I don't want Islam to call for this because they're attacking me because of it. So I'll make it
you know, for instance,
it just came to my mind the age violation of the law when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam married her, right, because they attack it right so much. And because some Muslims, some of us, you know, really feel threatened, right, because of all of these attacks, and we don't have the ammunition to apply. We'll just hold on to any piece of evidence that says she wasn't the age that she was when the Prophet married her because makes us feel better, though that this isn't authentic. So we'll find someone who says contrary to that, and we'll take that position. It just makes me feel better.
It's not a good methodology of research or affirming truth. But it's just I feel it this way. So I want it to be helpful. I want it to be how long so I will make it halal and haram. So again, it goes back to the heart. So when you want to fix that, you don't fix it necessarily based on you can argue with that person till the cows come home. I don't know when the cows come home. But when the cows come home, you can argue that he will not listen to you. Mind is set
This needs to be held. And that's it. And those of you who say it's Haram, you are strict that they have a category for you and a category for himself, or this thing has to be Haram.
That I have a category for others who accept it to be Haram, and a category for all of you who say that it is
a classification. So is it so it's not a matter of evidence? It's not a matter of fits, it's a matter of the heart. Is your heart willing to accept the truth or not?
So what is the connection between these two Howdy, the connection between two of them is that what?
Who is the person who's going to avoid the harm?
And who is the person who's going to avoid these doubtful matters?
The person whose heart is
clear and healthy. That's what he's talking about, sort of Laurie values and
purpose of the motor. How is your body going to react and stay away from it or actually do it goes back to your heart because if your heart is healthy, your body is healthy, if your heart is diseased, your body is diseased, how you will be reacting to all of this depends on what's lives inside my heart and your heart. That's the connection between the two. So those of us who will stay away from the doubtful are those of us who fear Allah in their hearts, and love Allah in their hearts. And those of us who will partake of the doubtful, and the Heron, or those who have the love of the dunya dominant in their hearts, and they can't leave whatever that thing is, so they will do
it. That's the connection.
And another correct connection also, and keep that in mind that second connection for the upcoming Hadees is that whatever you do have halal and haram and doubtful has an effect on your heart.
So maybe perhaps your heart is clean. But for some reason you're doing something hot or doing something that is doubtful, it will begin to change your heart.
And we'll see that in Shaolin how that happens next time. But this is the connection between the two.
So it has a lot of blood. I mean, this is the conclusion of the
explanation of this hadith. I'll leave some time some space for questions and maybe I forgotten something or you'd like to add a comment or share with us a lesson from the Hadith or a lesson of the day. Then Xochimilco Hey Allah, I'm here and I will sit and listen to you and the sisters also have some questions, please, you know, find a way to bring these questions to us. If there are any questions.
The two connections inshallah so the one the two connections between the first part of the Hadith and the second part, the first connection is that those who avoid the Haram and the doubtful matters are those who will have a living sound heart, right, so there is Salah in my heart and in your heart, we will avoid what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wants us to avoid. But if there is some corruption, there is some facade, we will do what Allah had prohibited. So this is how you can find out about yourself, the state of your heart. That's the first connection. The second connection is that whatever we do on the outside affects us on the inside as well. So it's not just the heart
going to the outside and affecting it. Also, what we do on the outside will find its way to the inside so if I'm doing something wrong on the outside, it will change my heart and corrupted on the inside.
So think of exactly so think of it right as a two way street between you between the inside and the outside. what's on the inside will affect and move to the outside and what you do on the outside will move and affects what's on the inside and it will be that second connection will be clear inshallah we'll move on to the other Hudson shoreline this collection.
So, okay, so there are questions right. Okay.
So I don't know if we have any questions or not, or the sisters have any questions or not, it seems that we don't
have it. Also, if you have any type of advice, inshallah or suggestions for me or for anybody varkala figures involved in this project, please let us know. Sometimes you need to remind us more than one time because we forget. So don't despair. Don't say they're not listening and just keep at it and keep reminding me and keep reminding them and we
will find a way to accommodate everybody.
So I think I think that we're done
Salaam Alaikum. rahmatullah wa barakato.