Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Series: Ali Albarghouthi - Heart Therapy
An explanation of the second hadith in the Heart Therapy Series:
The Messenger salla Allahi alayhi wa sallam said: (The qalb [heart] was given this name only because of its fluctuations. The heart is like a feather in the wilderness at a base of a tree that continues to be turned on its head by the wind) reported by Ahmad and al-Tabarani. Al-Iraqi declared it to be hasan, and al-Albani declared it as sahih.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah in Al Hamdulillah Ahmed who want to stay in who want to start Pharaoh one oh the villa Himanshu Rai unforseen RC tr Melina Maja de la Fernando de la la mejor de Fela Hadi Allah.
Allah Allah Allah Allah,
Allah, Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa sallam, Mama bellami, Elena fluvanna Eman and moto Khan was up and was behind me.
So, inshallah tonight we will be visiting the second Hadeeth in the collection.
And this second, how do you think Sharla is going to assert something fundamental about the heart.
I will just go into it, then we will explain what this fundamental thing about the heart is.
So, the head it says called Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
in some meal called badminton obey.
In a method called be method re shuting de Sala t tallahatchie ously shahdara. Chin up live ohare who, Warren de Botton.
So, he said, So, Allahu alayhi wa sallam The,
the heart was given this name only because of fluctuations.
The heart is like a feather in the wilderness, at the base of a tree that continues to be turned on its head by the wind.
So we've learned in the first heading something that is very fundamental about
the heart, which is what the heart is central in the body, it's the most central organ in the body, and at the end, and it is the organ that has to
direct the process of change. That if you want to change anything in you, it must start with the heart. That's what we've learned, which means that the heart is the most important organ in the body. That's one or the first fundamental fact that we've learned about the heart. The second one here
is that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is telling us
that the heart was named as such in Arabic color, because of its color.
Now in Arabic, and if you know Arabic a little bit, if you say that something is mythical, if it's ever changing,
right, it doesn't stay still.
If you say it
means turn it upside down.
Turn it upside down, in calibre, Allah wa G, as in the Quran, Allah, Allah de changed from that path that he was on from that belief that he had so called it means to turn upside down to change.
So he said, so the lower you send them, this heart that you have has a name, that name is derived from that function that it has, which is what took a loop, it keeps changing, it keeps turning, and it keeps moving.
Then he gives a lot he was selling here the example.
What is it like?
And that's an important example, because the prophets always could have just said, it is from exchanging or, you know, because it keeps turning. They could have just said that he said, No, he gave you an example, something that you probably have seen, or you could see,
which is he said some allottee or send them that it is like a feather in the wilderness and an open field. And the wind is playing with it. Why in an open field because then or there is where the wind blows the strongest, there is no barrier to stop it or to slow it down. It's very strong.
So it's a very strong wind.
And that feather is what weak by a very light. So what happens to this feather with that strong wind.
It keeps tossing and turning and moving from this side to that side, from this area to that area completely helpless.
Alright, so now I'm going to ask you,
when you hear that image of the heart, and that description of the heart, what words come to mind? What would you use or what words would you use to describe the heart after you hear this image
You hear the description of the prophet SAW the law it was said that it is called from, from changing.
What words come to mind? How would you describe the heart as such?
What would you say about it? You can answer.
We said it changes
within a year, right? it fluctuates, fluctuates a lot.
Right? Like the feather, right? It's very weak, it's helpless, right in front of that influence. It's very helpless, you can't do anything to stop the wind, it just keeps turning.
So it's a fair or you know, it's destiny. In a sense, it's not its own hand, it seems.
Because the hand where the wind keeps playing with it. So there's an external force that it cannot stop.
What else is there anything else any other words that come to mind
easily influenced, very well, easily influenced by the slightest thing like the feathers, even as sort of a small sort of a blow on it.
And it will fly. so easily influenced, somebody said something else.
And consistent and consistent
is a wonderful and now take all of these descriptions. And now think about the heart isn't that really the heart and what it is inconsistent.
That is, the heart moves from one emotion to the other. The heart, by the way, is always moving.
Now, I want you to remember that always moving because we're going to come back and talk about that movement a little bit. But the heart is always moving. So it's from one emotion to the other, from one intent to the other from one thought to the other, you like things, then you hate them, you hate them, then you like them. And stable, sometimes you cannot trust it, you begin the day somewhere somehow in some way, but the end of the day you feeling different.
So it cannot be fully trusted, and it's also very weak. It's also very weak and very volatile,
agitated, can be agitated.
And there is another Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam that resembles this one.
And this had he gives us another image. And again, images are important and beautiful because you can observe it right you can actually stand and look at it. So one of the things that I will ask you inshallah to do by the end of today inshallah, when you leave is to do that is to basically do that is when you can observe it, stand and observe this, because why did the prophet SAW Selim give us an example, for us to actually observe it. So in this Hadith, he says, lochbuie, Adam
minakari, either HTML or thaliana.
He said, The heart of the child of atom is more volatile than the completely boiling pot.
So here, again, another image, think of a pot filled with water starts boiling. Now it keeps boiling and boiling and boiling. What happens to the pot as it's boiling? What happened to the pot? The shaking, isn't it, especially the heat is high, and it's full, it keeps shaking, right? It's unstable. So the problem is only cinnamon says it is more
or suffers from more instability. And it keeps changing and moving more than that pot, the completely boiling pot.
So again, it tells us the same thing about our hearts, which is that the heart is very, very volatile, and it's not stable. It likes that stability. And it's always thinking, and it's always observing, and it's always intent to do something. That's why the heart is always moving, as always, intending.
See, in another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he's talking about the names of human beings.
The best of names are Abdullah Abdul Rahman right, you know that.
But what are the truest names? When it comes to human beings, the truest names that really reflect the nature of humanity and what human beings do. He says,
howdy Thunder hammer. The truth has two names is Hari which means door, the one who does
and the other one is a man
In tender, no one who has an intention.
This is the truest two names that reflects our reality is that we are always doing. And we're always intending to do
that we're always moving. That's what really tells us that we're always moving. And think about it really, what am I going to do after this class, I'm going to do this and that what I'm going to do before I go to sleep, I'm going to do this and that tomorrow, when I wake up, we're always thinking, What am I going to do tomorrow, I'm going to go do this and that you're always thinking about what's next. And your body follows. So at any moment, when you are awake, you are either had it or Mmm, or both of them, you're either thinking about doing something or you're doing that thing or doing and thinking about the same time. At the same time, you're always doing this.
So the heart is always moving is constantly moving. And because of that, it's very
unstable as it moves between thoughts and emotions.
So that is one aspect of its volatility, of why it changes. And it keeps changing. Right?
Why? Because we're always having thoughts. We're always moving between ideas.
But also something else. There is this anxiety that inhabits our hearts.
Okay, so all human beings, when they are born, as human beings, they have this anxiety that inhabits their hearts, the prophets, Allah subhana wa Taala says in the,
in the instana, who the
human being was created Hulu, the next two eyes will explain more. But what is Hulu amin means that he is unable or he has the self or his heart that is not restrained.
So in other words, panics very quickly.
It is the who shall who just who is when is touched by evil, it's full of fear. And when it's touched by good things with MSL, Cairo, men who are full of greed, he holds back.
So this is the human being as a human being, let's explain it a little bit more.
Meaning what, when something that happens, the immediate reaction of a human being who has not been disciplined by email, Allah Subhana Allah is to see what
oh, my God,
this is it.
There is nothing good is gonna happen after this. I'm done. This is gonna kill me. This is not going to go away. desperation, right. So we really panic and fall into desperation,
If we lose money, we think it's never going to come back. If something happens to our health, we think we're gonna die or something happens to a family member, we're immediately going to lose them and what's going to happen to me, so total panic.
As human beings, that's how we are. And then when good things happen. We behave in a similar fashion opposite direction, but in the similar way, then, you know, we're holding back No, no, I'm not going to give anybody anything. I won't have anything left. If I give it if I share with other people, what's left for me 100,000. That's not enough. Why? Because I need more. Again, panicking. Again, not trusting.
Again, hello, the self is not restrained.
But the Allah Subhana Allah says Islam Sunday, except those who pray, and then goes on throughout the marriage to enumerate several characteristics of those who will escape that fate and that are those features. But without that all human beings have these features, without exception, that they panic. And when things bad happens to them, they are desperate. And when good things happen to them, they hold back and they don't share with other people. They keep it to themselves, in different proportions, but every single human being will have that the exception are those who have been disciplined by the Sharia, the theory Allah subhanho wa Taala
by the man of Allah subhanho, wa Taala, or other factors as well.
A reflection, another reflection of
how the heart is very unstable. So we've confirmed and that's By the way, that's the second fundamental thing that we wanted to assert about the heart today because last time I said that the heart is
Central, in any
approach, at any reform, in any moving towards Allah Subhana, Allah to Allah, the heart is central in the worship of Allah. The heart comes first, the body second.
That's the first fundamental fact. The second fundamental fact is that the heart is the most unstable part of your body.
More than your physical body. Your heart is more unstable. It is weaker than your physical body.
Right? It's more volatile than your physical body.
It keeps turning upside down more than your physical body.
So, one example here of the unpredicted, unpredictability of the heart is that or in how we love
and the profits of the law you send them says in the hat ethos is afforded by a tsunami, the beautiful Hadith really, he says, Habiba kohonen ma
una de Vaca Yo, Mama
akuna Habiba Yo mama and it's a logarithmic if you even if you don't understand it, it has a rhythm to it.
So he says, Love the one that you love,
Perhaps one day, that person will become a person that you hate
and hate the person that you hate, moderately.
Perhaps one day that becomes a person that you love.
That is when you love and you hate don't go to extremes,
which is telling us what that we do when
we go to extreme.
When you love you love to death and when you hate you hate to death by you love something or someone until they become your entire life. And you can't live without them. That's the human tendency. And then when you hate you hate until you wish that person to die. Now, not tomorrow now. And everything bad to happen to them. Extreme and love and extreme and hate
the province all these sentences Slow down, slow down.
That's not the way to love another way to hate.
Love. He's not saying don't love. He says love the people that you love but moderately
by because you don't know what happens later. Later, they might be turned into an enemy. It's possible. Now of course, not all the prophets always send them of course, it's not telling you here. be suspicious of everyone that you love. You know what, because they will turn against you one day. Never really trust them. He's not saying that, right? Because I don't want us to think that you look at your wife and you say, I do love you. But according to that hat he might turn against me when there's somebody that'll really be really careful, you know, not going to share my passwords with your bank accounts and anything because that's just too much information when it comes to you. Why
is the same thing about us but then we live in a world where we're suspicious of everybody around us and expecting the worst of them even though there is no reason so the profits are seldom is not saying that. But he's saying that. Don't overdo it. For one reason, or you know, one reason that you shouldn't overdo it is because when you overdo it, it turns into its opposite. You might love something someone or something too much, that somehow it could push them in the other direction.
But also he says your heart might change one day or the heart of that other person might change one day. Now they say that about friends sometimes they say for instance you know don't necessarily chair share everything that you have all your secrets with your friend.
Because today they are a friend whatever it happens tomorrow if they dislike you and they become an enemy and now they have access to all of your secrets and they can broadcast it to everybody. So he says a little bit of wisdom that's what you need a little bit of wisdom not doubt by not suspicion but a little bit of wisdom and then same thing also with people that you hate
that is leave a bridge leave away for them to come back and for you to come back because maybe now that you might be now you hate them but so panelist circumstances leader might change they may change you may change circumstances could bring you together and you discover they're not as bad as I thought they were. Now Now we're working together. Now we are cooperating so it before you hadn't you have filled the airwaves right with you know their condemnation and cursing them and everything. It'd be hard to come back. So it says when you hate hate in moderation and also when you love you love in moderation but it tells you about what to do.
The instability of the heart and its actions it can love and it's inhaled, it can hate, and then it can run at the same time also that it goes into extremes.
So volatile and unpredictable.
Why is it so volatile and unpredictable? We said that there is anxiety that lives in right in the heart. So that created us with that anxiety in us, hello. massages, right? So Allah did that. And we need to address it, we need to fix it.
And we also said that the heart is always moving and is always thinking is always has always reacting to the world around it. Remember that we said before that
the body right might not be active, but the heart is always active. Remember that we said that the heart is always thinking. So because it's always thinking it's always reacting to the world around it
in good ways, and in bad ways. And because of that, it is very prone to agitations and prone to being volatile, because it's responding to different stimuli that is coming from the outside. So why is the heart so restless?
We said before that the shaper knows that this is the most important part of your body. So what is the shaitaan going to do?
What is the shaitaan going to do?
attack it and attack it fiercely. He won't leave you. And the shaytan In fact, will try to flood your heart with doubts and desires and temptations you will not let go, he will not let go. He will not let up every opportunity that she doesn't have to enter your heart you will enter your heart.
your heart becomes then as we said, the battlefield between the soldiers of the shavon and the soldiers of a man
that shouting and the melodica the angels. That's where they will fight. And of course if there is that that is happening inside, of course the heart will be very volatile. It's a battle that is going on inside. Sometimes this side wins the other times this side wins. Sometimes the battle is still going on. And you can feel it can feel its intensity inside. I want to do this but I shouldn't
but I really want to do it but maybe it's hard on but maybe it's okay but may you see is it's very restless.
And it's because of that battle that is going on. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam says in this Hadith, the following Hadith in any Shivani dilemma can be Adam only Maliki Lama.
He says the shaitaan has a touch or an influence and connection to the heart of the child of Adam. And so does the angel.
So lemma is for you to be close to something very close to something. So he says the shavon can be very close to the child of Adam to his heart and has influence over it. But also the angel does that too. So he says vermelha mata Shivani Hey, Adam B. Sheree, what the D won't be. As for the influence of the shape on it is promising evil and the denial of the truth. Explain it.
One mela Mattoon Malik he will say Adam Bill Haley was
the influence of the angel is one promising goodness and accepting
the truth. So it says from unwanted Erica Lee alum and a woman Allah for the AMA de la woman what is the law hora de la homina shavon
shavon We are
convinced Sasha hola hola como para domino effect LA. So he says, The influence of the shaytan is what promising evil and the denial of the truth and the influence of the angel is promising goodness and acceptance of the truth. So whoever finds that in his heart meaning the influence of the angel, let him know that it is from Allah, and let him thank Allah for it. And the one who finds the other one, that is the influence of the shaitaan let him seek Allah's refuge from the shape and
then he said, and he read the ayah from the Koran. The shavon promises you or threatens you with poverty and commands you to do indecent things on a lot of promises you forgiveness from him and bounties.
So what is he saying here? So a lot of you earlier said no. He says your heart here can be touched by the shape or can be touched by the angel. Both of them have a touch but doesn't have an influence.
How would you know? You can't see them? How would you know? He says by the outcome by the consequence, if you find the influence of the angel, you will find what? That he commands you he asks you to accept what Allah has revealed to accept the truth from Allah zildjian. Not to doubt it, but to accept it. And to expect everything good from Allah subhana wa tada meaning not to panic. I don't have money. Yeah, but a lot provides. When that enters your head enters your heart. I don't have a lot of money. Yeah, but Allah is the provider, right? You find that in your heart, know where it's coming from?
A lot as the origin through the angel that he had sent to your heart. So thank Allah for it, knowing that it comes from our heart, thank Allah for it, recognize it, and thank Allah that Allah can increase it.
Allah told us this, and that in the Quran, it must be true. Allah does not speak Allah only speaks the truth, it must be true, you find that in the heart and that you are comfortable with the man, where is it coming from? That's the influence, the angel is pushing you in that direction, you thank Allah for it.
You find the opposite.
The shaitaan is threatening you with poverty, you know that? They say the economy is not doing very well, right? dollar is sinking and stock markets. And all you read that say, oh, Lord, what's going to happen to me, I've invested this and that, you know, I have, you know, invested stock. And prices are, you know, goods arising, and, and you start panicking as a reaction to this, that's the heart being easily agitated, right? You start panicking, and then she fancies that and he pushes in that direction. Yes, you're gonna lose all your money, what are you going to do? What is your family going to do? etc, etc, when you find that? Where is it coming from?
shaytan. So you can see that it is from the Shakedown, right? So seek Allah's refuge from it. Or sometimes, you know, things enter your head, you say, are you actually going to believe this ayah we actually going to believe this Howdy, it comes into your mind center is this could this really be true? You see that, you know, that's coming from
Sega was a picture of the diamond shaped on the Virgin, a lot of below shoe could you remember Allah as the hill fleet that she's done mostly.
But it tells you how the shaytan is being pulled in both directions by the influence that is coming from the Shaitaan. And the influence that is coming from the angel of Allah from the melodica. So of course, the heart is going to be very restless, right? Of course, it's going to be very volatile. Here and there, then there and here.
What's the second reason?
The second reason is,
we said that the heart is always moving. Right?
Number, because the
feather is always moving, the pot is always shaking. So the heart is always moving. Now, when you move, usually, you move, seeking something.
And the heart is seeking something. It's always seeking something. What is the heart seeking? Allah zildjian has created us with a gap and the heart has a gap in it. And it needs to fill that gap.
What are we looking for?
What are we looking for?
contentment, we're looking for contentment.
What will make us content?
Right? Before we bring our last panel data in, but what is the thing that will make us content? What are we looking for? We're looking for, correct me if I'm wrong, I'm looking for stability.
Things that will last there's nothing that disturbs us more than impermanence. I love this thing. But I'm going to lose it that's very disturbing.
You know, I'm going to eat but I'll be hungry later. That is very disturbing.
I'm going to be I will drink this but I'll be Thursday. very alarming.
So you're always looking to satisfy a need that you have, but you're always at the same time looking for permanence. Something permanent, but you can hold on to finally this is my car mine by
someone can come and spoil your joy until you Yeah, but it doesn't last. Okay?
My house Finally, no more renting anymore, right? I don't need to move.
the house burns down and now you'd still have to move and look for something else. So nothing disturbs us more than impermanence, right? So when we go and attach ourselves to something and it's not permanent, it satisfies some of our needs.
Human Being an object satisfies some of our needs, but then finds that it doesn't satisfy all of our needs, then we bounced to something else.
We tried to find our satisfaction there, we don't find it, then we bounced to something else, then bounce something else, and something else and something else. So we're always looking. And we're always attaching ourselves to something, then getting bored with it and looking for something else, getting bored with it and looking for something else, so on. So always dissatisfied with what is around us get bored with it, because we're looking for something that cannot satisfy our hearts, except the only one who can satisfy our hearts is Allah subhanho wa Taala, because he is the one who is fully permanent. And any kind of permanence that we can enjoy can will come from him and
everything else is fleeting, and temporal and finite, right? So there is this gap. Now, when we don't fill this gap with something, you'll find that the heart is very immature, like a child, very immature, very childish, very greedy.
And as Allah subhanho wa Taala describes human beings in the Quran, in the who cannot volume and Jehovah The human being is balloon and jehol.
What is the lumen Jehovah is Jehovah is ignorant. volumi is unjust.
There is as human beings, unless Allah teaches us we are ignorant,
what is good and what is bad, what benefits me what harms me do we know?
With trial and errors, we can distribute discover some things, but we can discover everything, especially about the world of the unseen.
So unless Allah teaches us, we're still have that state of being
very ignorant. And also at the same time, voluminous, very unjust, because we are greedy, we want what benefits us, even if we take it from other people, sometimes even if we trample over the rights of other people, we want it for ourselves. So we care are about our own well being as human beings selfishness.
So this is what humanity is.
And that signals what inside that we are biased.
Right? And that there is this emptiness that we are trying to fill. So another reason why the heart is so agitated, so volatile, is because it's empty on the inside. And it's always looking to fill that emptiness with worldly things, but they always fail.
So we keep moving on and moving and moving.
And the last reason
that the heart is so volatile is because that's where our emotions reside. All of our emotions are in our hearts. So of course, if it is the repository, right, if it's the house of our emotions, of course, it's going to be also unstable.
Now, if the heart is the most important organ of the body, and at the same time is the most unstable. My thing is very paradoxical. Right? How can it be the most important yet the one that I can trust the least?
You follow what I'm saying? as the most like, I'm telling you, the engine of your car is the most important part of your car, right? But you can trust it.
So what kind of vehicle is that? What I cannot trust, you can trust the body more than the engine. It says, Well, I don't care about the body that much of the engine is not working. So how come the weakest part of my body is my heart and at the same time, it's the most important part. This tells us among the other things that it tells us is that you have to take care of it.
Especially pay special attention to it more than our body. Because our body is stronger. Though it is susceptible to diseases and weaknesses. Our heart is more susceptible. Though our bodies are weak, our heart is weaker.
Though our body needs attention. Our heart needs more attention.
Yes. So panela what we do is that we really don't take care of it.
Knowing that it is so unstable, and it's so weak, we don't take care of it. How
we allow everything to enter it through our eyes
and through our ears.
We look at everything.
Externally, a minority we look at everything right now knowing that the thing that we can see or view can disturb us immensely
and can add to the instability and pain that we find in our hearts
or the thing that we are
Listening to can add to this agitation inside.
Or the topics that we engage in when we talk about them can also add to its fluctuations.
So for instance, you know, especially in this age, we go online,
you go on YouTube,
interesting video, click, watch it. Very nice, recommended videos. That's interesting. Click right next to one, click, click, click, click this has a million views went viral click, that must be interesting. I want to see what this is about. And you go down a path where you are digesting everything. So there is no filter. You know, some computers, right? You can install a filter for children or we what we need is a filter for our hearts.
Because there it will be like you're dumping that garbage all of it inside.
Yes, give me more. And you dump it, and this more and you dump it?
Or you can listen to everything. Oh, that's an interesting conversation. You listen to it? Well, that's an interesting talk. You listen to this. That's an interesting speech. You listen to it, without knowing or without judging. Is this helpful or not? Will it benefit me or not? will not harm me? Or not? Is the heart or the state of my heart now capable of receiving this? Or does it need something else?
When I am bored, and when we own you are bored, what is that boredom assignor that we need something. Right?
It's like, again, like being hungry.
And you feeling that hunger means that you need food.
Now when you're hungry, they go outside.
And whatever food you find lying on the ground, you just pick it up, you say Mashallah, very good. And you eat? Do you go to pick up the garbage? Very nice, and you eat it? Right?
very wholesome, very nice.
And you keep eating whatever you find, there's dirt on it. There's this and you're just putting it all inside your stomach.
You don't do that. Why? Because fortunately, it makes you sick and throw up, you throw up.
But with the heart though you don't notice this throwing up.
It's not physical, it's non physical.
When you become more agitated after angry, or after that you throwing up because you took so much poison inside. If you start throwing up later, you become so angry. so frustrated, right? There is like a lack of luck and trust of Allah, that's you throwing up? But are you throwing up is what you've taken in? You listen to something. And so we don't really stop ourselves from doing anything. You know, some of us a lot of us, right? These are countries that conversation will be part of it.
People are quarreling with each other will be part of that. If not we be participating. We are pleased well listen.
This album with that album, we're going to be part of that as well. They're fighting. I want to know why they're fighting, but doesn't benefit you. And you're a man and you're at No. But I want to know because it's interesting. So you're going to listen to it.
So we watch everything. And if there is a link, we'll click it.
if it's attracted, if it's marketed, well, we'll click it, we'll watch it, no problem. But all of that is destroying our hearts.
So we need the filter, we really need that filter before you click it before you watch it before you listen to it before we become embroiled in that discussion. Right. Because we love bright arguments, we love fighting with another fighting with other people. We just are, you know, intrigued by it. You know, if you're walking down the street, and people are fighting, everybody stops. Just want to know, the why, why? Why are we also interested in it? Are you going to solve the I don't want to really solve it. I just want to see what they're going to do and why they're fighting if it's going to escalate or not. We just fat spectators, but we're attracted to it.
But does it help you? Does it help me?
No, it doesn't help.
And sometimes you also hear from some Muslims saying
you can read anything. listen to anything.
Sit with anybody and listen to them. Because if your Eman is strong enough, it's unshakable.
But if your email is really strong, it doesn't matter who you listen to a Muslim or a non Muslim, whatever they have beliefs they espouse whatever they call you to do. If you really your belief is strong. Why are you afraid?
You shouldn't be afraid. You heard that before.
You heard that before.
Not, you know, just just read it. You say no, it's not good. He says, if you really believe in what you believe this is not gonna affect you.
You're fine. Right?
That's actually the wrong attitude to go about it.
That's the wrong attitude to go about it. Again, it is like what I'm bringing you the evidence. But again, it's like what says you're healthy, says healthy says eat everything.
Your immune system is good. You say good is he ate everything, say but this possibly could be contaminated and infected. He says, that's fine. He that your immune immune system will fight it, you eat it, you become sick, you die.
What happened to your immune system? wasn't as strong as you thought it was? Right? Or that disease was stronger than your immunity
is possible or not. So who is who is this foolish person who says I'm gonna just gamble with my health? If you just challenge me, I'll eat anything. Right?
Now wise, if you do the
same thing with your email, if your email is dear to you and is dear to me, you don't you don't gamble with it. You don't gamble with it. But you preserve it. If your heart is very dear to you, you don't gamble with it. You don't throw it away. You don't dump garbage on it, because it is important to you. Let me tell you this heady.
He said some of you will send them and send me the jelly Fillion for like, tea,
woman and a woman, for a woman to be mean.
To be human.
He says if any one of you hears of at the jail, that is he's now out
by he's out and present. If you hear that, that is the case. Stay away from him.
Don't go to him you stay away from him. Why? Because he says, By Allah I swear that the person or a person would come to him and that person would think that he himself has a man
I'm strong. And he will go to face at the job. And you follow the journey
because of the doubts that are the gel has with him.
So here is this person who is confident he has a man by email is solved as a mountain in my heart. For sure. I'm gonna see this the jet I will know for sure that he's at the jelly, not shake my Eman And Allah done. He goes to the job. He confronted the gel Allah sensor that the gel a lot of doubts. Remember that she will have the look alikes that we talked about last time. They look like the truth. And they look like false or not clear to everybody. So he sends me that the judge who had this person who thought he had a man looks at this Shabbat and starts saying or maybe
this is God, and He follows him.
So where is this EMA? Now? Where did it go?
So there was an assumption and it was a wrong assumption.
So we can do the same thing to it's not that if you're brave. If you have a man, just come and expose yourself to anything and you'll be fine. You do not own your heart.
You do not I want you to know this, you really do not own your heart. I do not own my heart, you may think that your image is solid and strong. Yet inside deep inside, there's a soft spot.
Some doubt there was left untreated, some worldly desire that is right there just beneath the surface. You don't know about it or you thought it's gone. And it comes. And when you encounter that stigma or encounter that doubt or that question or that temptation, what happens? It's revived again. And that's what happens with people.
There's a story that I've just heard recently
happened in a Muslim country, right? So this person wants to make Dawa.
And that there are bars in those Muslim countries, right? They sell alcohols and they have bars and what have you. So he decides to himself or thinks to himself, what is the best place where I can make dour
they go to the bar? Right? That's where all the sinners are.
So he goes to the bar right. Now, again, it's built on what I have a man even strong, it's not going to be affected all the sinners there in all four brothers and sisters, maybe they need my help. Let me get them from there. Let me save them.
So he goes there.
Of course and for you to make Tao is not just one time, right? You keep going
and he gets used to that.
don't happen. Guess what happened? started
drinking. And he started drinking.
they gave him dollar, right? They gave it to him. So you lost someone you didn't gain those people, you lost someone. So you started drinking.
And a low Adam, I'm not sure about the end of that story, whether he became an alcoholic or not, I'm not sure. But maybe he became an alcoholic. So he a person turns from being, I have a man in my heart, I will make our two people into a person who is drinking, and is part of the bar scene
as part of his daily activity. So how did this happen?
I thought I had a man, but there is something there in your heart that you did not detect a soft spot, an untreated spot. And at the same time, we have desires in our hearts, right? We're being tempted, right? We're being told, and the shaitaan is working. So if that's the case, how can you ever trust your heart like that? Now, at the same time, I'm not saying that, you know, just live in a bubble. And no, don't walk in. Not like that. You know, I'm not saying that at the same time. But I'm saying that you want to read this and that, don't do it before you learn your religion really deep. And then you can solve the people who are wise around you. And then you ask yourself, do I
need to read this not based on a challenge? Do I need to read this or not? Will it benefit me in this journey? And the answer or not? Do I need to listen to that or attend this thing? Or not? Will it benefit me in the dunya and akhira or not? If you decide Yes, then go ahead. But if it is not, then why,
then why? And why gamble and why expose your heart to such the weak heart to such influence that you can't or may not be able to fight.
there have been a whole lot of Allah has this statement. become famous statement he says, Hello Buddha.
He says the hearts are weak.
And the doubts are aggressively snatching, or aggressive snatchers.
So you have a weak heart. But these temptations and these doubts that circle around us all the time. They're not simply or they want to just gently grab your heart, they snatch it and the snatch or they aggressively and they take it and
take it away from you.
They abduct your heart, they steal it.
And once your heart is stolen, it's hard to bring it back.
It's easier to demolish, then build right?
A lot easier to demolish, then build. So if you're building your heart and you're building your email, and the building, you build the foundation, and the first one the second floor on the third floor, don't risk it all and destroy it all. by exposing my heart and your heart to influences bad influences that it does not need. Rather, it should be protected.
if the heart is so light, and so unstable,
it needs an anchor, like a ship by in the middle of the sea. It needs an anchor. What could anchor our hearts
over work if we find this anchor?
Now, the rest of the book is an attempt to answer this question how we can understand our hearts better. And what are those anchors that can stabilize our heart?
But I will share with you one thing for today inshallah
is for Allah subhanho wa Taala when he said in a salute to America, colon Sakina.
We are going to send down to you
a heavy saying what is this heavy saying? The Quran?
What does it mean that it is heavy, has a lot of beautiful meanings to it, for instance of something that is profound and wise and eloquent. It's called heavy,
If something is going to
contain lots of wisdom in it, that will organize your life and guide you. It's called heavy. But one of the things here that I want to suggest for us today is that it provides stability to the heart.
Because when it goes in it, it's like an anchor
and it brings it down rather than it flying like that feathers that brings it down to earth
So there's something you know, that
says Rahim Allah says that whenever something is insignificant, it's called light,
light, a light person, an insignificant person, a light saying an insignificant scene. So when the heart is light, it means that it doesn't have something of significance and substance in it. It's very light, like a balloon.
You need to make it heavy.
So if a person is light, he says, When Sharon writes, is describing for own as he had controlled his people, he says,
He belittle them.
So they obeyed Him, He treated them as insignificant people with insignificant minds.
And they obeyed him. So he stood up for meaning that they were very light.
And so they followed him is that but when Islam goes into you, when a man goes into you, when he attains certainty goes into you, you become white, heavy,
Right? So the Quran gives you the stability. So when Allah says, we're going to give you something as saying that is heavy, says if you want that stability to your heart, that anchor, put the hood on his side.
And we're not going to expand on that of why the Quran does this, because it treats the ailments of the heart, right? And it directs it, etc, etc, etc. But for now, it's enough to know, my heart is agitated is volatile, I can't control it. It's out of my hands, how do I control it? How do I guide it? He says, Bring the Quran in it.
Now, that's as far as the image of the
feather is concerned. The other image of the boiling pot.
You know how sometimes, you know, especially if you like your food dunwell. You know, while we're very specific about the ingredients,
no, there's too much salt in here.
No, not enough spices. Right? This is raw, learn how to cook, right. And I'm not intended to the free to be me. But I'm saying that we really specific sometimes about our means and how they are prepared and what is added to them and what is not added to them.
So thinking of that image of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam giving you the image of the heart as this pot,
everything that you will put in your life are those ingredients,
the salt, the pepper, what you watch what you hear what you do, all of that is going into the pot. And as you are discriminating when it comes to your food, you have to be discriminating when it comes to your heart.
Not less, but more.
If you're going to be angry, because there's too much salt, or there's too much pepper or not enough of this or not enough of that thing the next time. If I worry so much about what I'm eating, and it's upsetting me, I should worry more about how my heart is now. So how is my heart now? Does it have too much of something that it shouldn't have too little of something that it has look at your heart.
But don't only look at your heart also,
when the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says that the heart is sweet is weak and unstable and volatile. Is this only my heart?
Is this only my heart?
So the heart of everybody who's around you is just like that. very unstable, very agitated, or phone to agitation
can become upset very quickly, can become happy very quickly. Right.
what I want to say is that as we are also taking care of our hearts, let's also take care of the hearts of people who are around us. When we recognize that this is the nature of their heart. Let's not add to their agitation. Let's not add to their confusion. Let's not add to their instability, that if I can comfort that person's heart, let me comfort that person's heart. If I can protect that person's heart, let me protect that person's heart. I don't want to make it worse for them as I do not want them to make it worse for me. As I want them to protect my heart and granted stability and peace and serenity. I should do the same thing with their hearts as well take care of their hearts
as I'm taking care of my hearts and as I want them to take care of my heart as well. So it becomes a common responsibility. Okay.
So inshallah, I just have a project for you.
as I alluded to it before, and then inshallah we'll be done. And this product is what the next time it's windy. And please, please, please don't think that it's silly, right? The next time it's windy, and the wind is carrying something, a leaf, or a, you know, a grocery bag and whatever, just stand and look at it.
And say this is the image of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had given and see how it is moving. Now it's turning upside down, and it's moving from one direction to the other. And then think this is my heart.
This is how it behaves.
I don't see it. But I feel it. And I don't see it, but the Prophet sallallahu Sallam knows about it, and he told me what it looks like.
The next project, that's easier, there is no wind, you go, you take apart, you fill it, take permission from your wife, fill it with your water, put it on the stove, turn it on, she'll think you're crazy. There's nothing inside and let it boil, and then watch it, watch it boiling, then completely boiling, that shaking.
And then think to yourself, that is how agitated and volatile and unstable My heart is.
And the next person next to me, and the person next to me, that's their hearts as well.
And that will inform our understanding of what a heart isn't, is not. So the next time you think about the heart and to think about treating it that image will stand in will be brought back to your mind. And we were able to assess it in shop. So this is your project. This is your homework in Sharla.
And this is the end of today's lesson.
And I just want to see if give me a couple of moments if there are any questions. If not, of course, we can let you go and again, I will announce that we do have a Facebook for this course. You go to Facebook and you search for heart therapy 2016 in Charlotte be able to find it
asked to join and once you are approved and Sharla will be approved once you are approved. You can post questions, share in fact anything that you have about the heart etc, right. And also please please do go ahead and share it with other people who may not be with us, but may be interested if you find this beneficial, they might find this beneficial as well. So share that with them in sha Allah, because we want to have a lively discussion online in addition to what we're having here, a lively discussion online as well. So I assume nothing.
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