Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
The Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam was asked: Who is the best of people? He said: (Everyone with a makhmum [clean] heart and truthful tongue.) They asked: We know the truthful tongue but what is a makhmum heart? He answered: (It is the pious and pure one, with no sin, aggression, hatred, and envy in it.)
Reported by ibn Majah (3416) and declared to be sahih by al-Mundhiri, al-Iraqi, al-Busayri, and al-Albani (Sahih ibn Majah 3416)
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So we've been in the zojirushi holy war who with a we will explain how the finish room, the 20th Hadith, in the book, and this will mark in sha Allah half half of our journey, inshallah with this book and with the series on how to purify our hearts with the law and how to reform our souls and get closer and closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So this also marks sort of the end of section one because the book is divided into two sections. So the first section that you've been with us so far from headache number one to 20 is upon about the importance of disappear amid sky sorrow and the consequences. So we've seen that and we'll see in shallow this tonight being the loss of that so the importance of disappear and the consequences. The second part of the book, which is a face to let's call it, the means of Ischia was that the skier how to go about it, and it will be some very interesting women in law where we will tell us what to do to purify our hearts within the law that is for later in law. So today of how do you finish on
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So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was asked who are the best of people
who are the best people called Akuma, who will be suddenly Sang
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So everyone with a clean heart and truthful time
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They said, so do listen, the truthful tongue we know what that is. Fernando, what is
of the heart.
So they were asking about that particular word and what it means and what it entails. What is this clean heart that you saw a lot of you some of you were talking about? And he said
There is nothing at all about Leona's. Ilona has said
to unity life Murphy, he will abadia Allah Hill Allah has said, it is the heart that is stuck. He has stuck in it. Nothing pure.
So has taqwa in it has. And then nothing is pure life MFI. There is no sin in it. No, it's minute. What about here, there's no aggression in it. Without the love, there is no hatred in it.
And there is no envy.
So the Hadees again, insha Allah in English. So they asked the prophets of the law he was sending him who is the best of people he said, everyone with a clean heart and truthful tongue.
So they said they are a pseudo love prophet of Allah, we understand what or who is, or who has a truthful tongue. What is a clean heart?
So he said, so a lot of you send them it's the one that has stuck wanting and is pure, and there is no sin in it. No aggression, no hatred and no envy.
So this hadith is avoided by even imagine
So, here we have
the companions of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam coming and asking him this question, Who are the best of people.
And there are two things that we want to learn from this reading. First, that all of us have this desire to be the best.
And one thing or another, we all have this desire in us to be the best.
And so we can compete for the sake of the dounia or we can compete for the sake of the athlete.
And Allah subhana wa Tada. When he speaks in the Quran about competition, he only talks about the hereafter and not the dunya
when he says, Well phenolic affiliate or not this Illuminati soon and in that lead those who compete, go ahead and compete. He's talking about the hereafter. So yes, you may have an I may have a desire to be excellent in something the best at what I'm doing. And Allah subhanaw taala may give you these things in aspects of this dunya or may not. It may happen, it may not.
But the best competition that we can engage in because this is a competition.
Does not breed and does not lead to envy and jealousy, as with the dunya, because I will not be taking, if we understand the hereafter Well, I'm not going to be taking your space away from you, or you're not going to be taken away or your space away from me.
When we both compete for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada, there is plenty of space and plenty of Rama, and plenty of mosquito. Danny, like if you go to Jenna, and you are one castle, and you say, Well, I wouldn't, you know, constantly, you know? And you say to yourself, you know, I want that. And your friend says, No, I want that particular one and it's a you or him was gonna get it? Well, that's not the case in the, in this dunya Yes, it is. property is very limited, right? We're always competing for the best property in the market. You just put the price which is you know, the good deeds, and you will get it, you put even better you'll ever get even better. So you're not really
competing with your brother or with your sister in a way that they're going to be taking your, you know, whatever you love away from you. So that's not the case. So competition for the sake of the athlete is always more prosperous and more lasting.
The other thing so also that we learned from their question is that they used to ask the, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam about what is useful.
So Yasuo, Allah, Who are the best of people, so they weren't asking simply for inquiry, and being curious.
There are two types of question.
And we're gonna focus on the right type of question, versus sometimes that useless or questions that really don't bring any benefit? So the right type of question is the question that they asked. So we are a sutala, who are the best people? Why did they ask?
Why did they ask?
Because they want to know who the best so that they can work towards it. So you know, their profit or profit of a lot when they asked him? What are the best of these? Are you?
Or they asked him? What is the worst of sins? You know, what are the carebear? Or the worst of the cabana? Or in this case? Who are the best of people? All of these questions is about about what should we know so that we can follow and do? So it's always a question about application. There's always benefits in it has a practical side? That is a good type of question. Because you want to implement what you know.
There's, of course, another type of question where you ask simply because you're curious, there's nothing else behind it. In a very superficial, superficial question. I just want to know who is the best.
You know, that's, that's, that's, that's the intent of it, or what's going to happen tomorrow, or what happened in the past. So when they used to ask the profits of a lot of cinema about what's going to happen in the future, they're used to asking about the fitness there are going to take place, so that we can avoid it.
So information, but information followed by application.
There are, as we said, other types of questions that bring no benefit to us is when we want to know simply because we want to know, and there is nothing beyond that, that we want to achieve from that question.
Simply curious, especially when, for instance, the matter is controversial.
You know, something is happening somewhere, this person against this person, this person fighting with that person, and we go and ask, and we can sit and talk about this for hours and hours. Without boredom, actually, without feeling tired.
an hour would pass and you see what we've been talking about this for an hour. And he said this and he and they thought about this and they thought and what else and what else? And what else do you ask these types of questions are the term of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam some would ask him questions and in one incident, they kept asking questions that had no benefit behind them. But the Prophet sallallahu wasallam got angry with them. And he said Saloni Machito asked me whatever you want, and he was angry with them. So someone came and asked, oh, Prophet of Allah, who's my father? Because he wasn't sure about who his father was. Who is my father. He said, Your father is
so and so. And he was angry and he was ready to answer every question until
1130 fell to his knees. And he says Alina Islami doing Dena Mohammed in civil law, you Scylla Matsuda we're content we're happy with a lot as our Lord, with Islam as our Dina with Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as our Prophet, and then the anger of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam subsided them, meaning you can keep asking the prophets A lot of you send them useless questions like that. Like, who is my father? Why would you ask him something like that? And if he tells you something that isn't
Good, the one that you don't even consider to be your father, that's going to be what?
This grace for everybody. So why would you ask a question like this? So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was teaching them
what to ask when to ask.
So, there are a couple of Hadith that I want to share with you because they are very relevant to all the questions that we asked. So the prophets of the law he was sent him he said, one of the things that our last panel gonna hate for you, we're gonna come to our con artists to add what you thought and man supported in Muslim, Allah subhanho wa Taala hates for you clean our car.
It was said, and he said, walk us through this to an excessive, incessant questioning what you bought and not wasting money. So three things, the first one clean our car,
it was said and he said stories. Do you know what happened to so and so I'm not even talking about lying or gossip. But is there any benefit if you don't do what happened to so and so he fought with his wife, his wife walked with Him, then they kick their son out of the hole. And you keep talking about all of this. So I'm assuming all of it is true. But then a lot of the profits a lot he was in them says the last panatela hates this. Because you stop and ask yourself, after spending half an hour, 45 minutes an hour talking about this? What benefit Did you come out with? Nothing. It's just fun to talk about. Right?
You know what happened to so and so in what country? You know, they're fighting in this Masjid, you know, this shape with that shape? If you just stop and you say, but there is no benefit for me, my family from my Islam. From discussing this, then you stop. But we're not aware you'll keep talking and talking and talking about people's affairs. And it's useless information has no benefit in it. So our last panel delegates, the second catalogers to
too many questions, questions about what questions about things that did not happen yet. So the setup used to hate that,
you know, they would come to me, for instance, Lima Malik, or scholars like that, they would ask him,
how are this this this this? He'd asked back? Did this actually happen? They say no. They say leave it until it happens. Why? Because when it happens, the judgment I may give you may be different than the judgment that you're asking for right now. And Allah subhanho wa Taala may guide us to a sound a more sound judgment than the one that you're asking for. So leave this matter and actually focus on what is at hand, what you need to worry about not what's going to happen in the future. Unless this is something all of us need to really be ready for. But speculation that hated speculation so much.
So cutthroat is to say about things that did not happen yet, or things that do not you do not need, or things that bring no benefit to you.
could not and also asking or wasting money,
So all of these three in fact, have is rough in the wastefulness data are called talking about this person and that person, you're wasting your time. And guess what you are, you're wasting your energy and your ability to enquire and understand you're wasting that and you're also wasting money.
And another Hadith also with the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Men hate women who've watched any boo Hamamatsu compared to men who Moscow bottom find like a Latina mean publikum casaco Masai Mara from Allah and via him So instead what I have forbidding you to do avoid and what I commanded you to do do as much of it as you can find him or her like a man can destroy the people before you was to masala him having too many questions, and then disobeying their profits.
So instead of them focusing on a lot, giving you this, apply it and just focus on it and spend all of your energy on it. They don't apply. But they sit back and they ask questions, either to quarrel, or to argue or to dispute or simply to waste time because they don't want to apply.
Like who in the Koran,
like when we saw in the Quran, were in the
last panel recommends you to slaughter a cow. You know, the story is sort of very famous. So as best said, if they were actually to slaughter any cow, it would be enough for them. They didn't have to go and ask questions. What type of cow what what size is it? What color is it where we didn't find it? Because if Allah wanted that information to be conveyed to them musalla sam would have said it immediately slaughter this cow that looks like this. That is their go find it. When he said slaughter a cow means any cow. For sure they do. They made a difficult solomid
Difficult on them.
So it's the same thing with us. It doesn't stop with us. Whatever story Allah tells you in the Quran, you have to learn from it insha Allah Allah, if you make it difficult, alone make it difficult on you.
So once you know I
was walking, you know, water drips from, you know from from top, top of a roof or something so dripped on them and his companion. So his companion said, Yes, I have enemies up, he said, is your water fired or not?
He said, don't tell us keep walking. Because you can just look at it clean or not clean. If you judge it as clean, keep walking, don't inquire more than you need. So that you said it's usually the law. So our application really that I want to, you know, bring to us is that before you want to ask a question, see? Is there benefit in it or not? It's not gossip, it's not hearsay. It's not going to harm someone else. I'm going to actually take the answer and improve my life. If that's the case. Go ahead. Ask your question. If it's just
as they say, just knowledge for knowledge sake and nothing else. Just because I'm curious, just because I'm, I have a lot of free time, nothing else and better to do think think again about it.
the Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he described the best a person he says
that's the first attribute of his mobile calpain heart. The other feature is so the police untruthful time.
So what is
the Sahaba? When they asked what is my home? They were asking Allah who Adam, about the Arabic definition of
because there are ups and they understand what that means. By the way, that word is still used till today in some Arab countries, when they want to say clean the house. This is
our home in Bangor, Maine, sweeter, sweeter, sweeter home sweet, the house of dust and garbage and whatever. So a house that is
a house that had been swept and cleaned. Till today it's used. So what do you say, Mama will come think of the same image because this image will be useful in sha Allah later with vanilla. But think of that same image of a house or a heart that's being swept and cleaned
of everything that is inside.
So when the Ask the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Yasuda law what is
the first definition or let's say pillar of a clean heart is that it has taqwa.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us in the Quran, that when you obey Allah, and stay away from Allah, what Allah subhana wa Taala, prohibited and forbidden Allah will give you taqwa in your heart.
Because we said in one of the very first Hadees that we talked about, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said Hakuna and he pointed to his chest, a taco is here, and he pointed to his heart, right to his chest. So taco is there, it begins there. And it's dominant there. And it's from there that taqwa controls the rest of the body. How do you create and put taco in your heart? It's why your choices and application but highlighted how
Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, in alladhina, Guna swaddleme and the Rasulullah
sallallahu alayhi wa, in Surah odorata. Allah subhanaw taala says, lower your voices when you're next to and when you're speaking to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. He says those who lower their voices next to the Prophet before the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It is those that are like tested their hearts so that he can play stopper in it.
So Allah makes us to sometimes buy things that you want, but he tells you don't or things that you want to do, but you don't want to do you're lazy to do but he tells you to do. When you overcome these inclinations and this weakness that you have Allah subhana wa tada were placed upon your heart.
chakra awareness of Allah, fear of Allah love of Allah being conscious of Allah all the time. Because you responded to Allah command as he likes. So he brings your heart close to him and he comes close to your heart. That's the tempo that you want in your heart.
So when you ask to yourself, yes, you can make
but it's not only by wishing that you will find it in your heart, that will has to be practiced.
Allah subhanho wa Taala will place it in,
you have to be pushed your heart towards Allah. And then Allah subhana wa Taala will connect you to him.
And you will find the one in your heart
The second quality at the key, then the next one is nothing pure purity, that this heart is pure. And it is this purity really that saves that heart from all the rest of diseases that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam talked about. He talks about envy, he talks about hatred, he talks about sin in general.
Life Murphy Hola Hola. Hola Hassan rights and hatred and aggression, liberty, desire of aggression, that you want to hurt the other person. Just having that desire, you want to harm the other person. So it says this purity when it's there, it will take care of all of these other diseases and will take them away. How is that? Because you have competition in your heart between the shavon and Allah subhana wa, Tada.
Allah or the angels of Allah and the shaytaan are competing for your heart, the hereafter and the dounia are both competing for your heart. So when the dunia settles in your heart, of course, you're going to have jealousy, and envy and hatred, and sin and all of these things. Because that's what the dunya gives to us. Competition. Remember the competition that I just talked about? Where does envy come from?
Think about it. Where does it come from? Why are you envious of someone else?
You have something you don't have. Right? Basically, that's that's the cause of envy. And it's typically what dunia
it's dunya. Now think of someone who doesn't care about the dunya anymore, for whatever reason.
Will they be envious?
I don't care. Like he like someone, someone really do. You have some people who really like cars, other people who really like houses, someone who doesn't care about cars at all. He passes by like a new car, or like a brand new model, a fast model, he doesn't really think twice, doesn't look twice, doesn't care about it, he's not going to be envious because of this car.
Another person who really loves cars will stop and look and ponder and touching, who owns this and I wish I had it there you will find envy because He cares about this thing, if you don't care about it, is not going to be envy in your heart.
And then if there is no envy, likely there's not going to be hatred, I hate him because he has it and I don't have it. Or you build on that. I want to smash this guy, so he doesn't enjoy it.
I want to let this burn is he doesn't enjoy that's hated. That's how much hatred you can have. So that's how it builds up from envy, from love of the dounia into envy and then send an hatred, desire for aggression. He took something that is mine, he says says something bad about me. Right.
As to penalize, you know, one of the reasons why we hate other people is because they talk bad about us behind our backs. They insult us
they don't honoris the way that we think we're supposed to be honored. Right?
But then if you think of yourself as this really you need to be very close to a las panatela to think this way. So if you think to yourself, now in relation to Allah subhana wa Tada, who am I?
I'm this so and so who is a sinner, who forgets what Allah commands him to do. Who can miss what Allah you know, prohibits him to do?
It nobody in the sight of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, almost nothing in the sight of Allah. When you think about yourself this way, and we know the extreme of the extreme of humanity. When you take this feeling and you consider other human beings you think all of them are better than you are. And now you don't think that they owe me this and they owe me that. Why should they respect me and I'm this great center for Allah subhanho wa Taala they are doing me a favor when they say Salaam Alaikum and they smile in my face. You understand how it goes? They're doing me a favor. Allah is concealing my sin. If they're actually to discover who I really am. No one will give Salaam to me. The Some of
us have I used to see this some of the stuff used to see this. If they will discover my sin, no one would smile in my face in giving me sit down. So now I'm going to be angry when I go into a room and no one stands you know to greet me or nobody picks up the phone to call me and you say to someone who are mine, that they should even acknowledge me I am no one in sight of Allah subhana wa tada and hamdulillah that at least a lot. I've kept my integrity intact. So when I see them, I'm the one who owes them to the Sadam. I'm the one who owes them this mine. I'm the one who go should go and honor them.
So you're not going to carry any animosity in your heart towards them. Because somehow they always some thing and they did not give it to us. So that's why some of the odema said the person who was like that, like you it
he's not gonna blame anyone else for anything. You know, why didn't he Why didn't you do this to me, give me this thing visit me talk to me call me did not lay your atom he's not gonna blame anyone. Because he excuses everybody understands their weakness. But more than that he understands his own weakness and faults. So he's not demanding. If he wants something he asked Allah subhana wa tada doesn't ask anybody else. So when this person takes the dunya out of their heart, and this is a process, this is a process, it doesn't happen all of a sudden doesn't happen, maybe in Wonderland, or into Ramadan. So you need to keep working on it, working on it, working on it, but slowly isn't
as urgent and the more that you keep doing, you know, give it you know, making and asking Allah subhanho data and pushing yourself, Allah will grant you this. So the more Mujahid that you have a lot will grant you this, as long as you're, there's this last, push away the duni out of your heart, let's put Allah subhanho wa Taala there, and then you will have that pure heart
that has no envy in it and no hatred and no desire for aggression. Why Allah gives me and gives him a lot denies me things that I want a lot denies him things you want. You know, the person that you look at and you envy. You only envy them because you're looking from the outside.
Because they're always smiling when you see them.
They look happy when you see them. Because on Facebook and Instagram, they're sharing the best moments of their lives
better but if you go into your into their life, you come close to them, you'll discover that as you have anxieties and fears and problems and sleepless nights, they do have this thing. Everybody has them. Everybody gets depressed except you know the few that Allah subhanaw taala saves. So it's the same for everybody. So you're envying someone who's actually just like you? Yeah. So you do that you think about it a lot gives with wisdom denies with wisdom, and whatever Allah denies me. It's waiting for me. If you think about it, you surrender to Allah. If you think about it this way, it's waiting for me in the hereafter.
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says muhabba dunya, who autopia harati errata boo,
boo myocardium If not, he says the one who loves his dounia will harm his hereafter. And the one who harm loves his hereafter will have been loves his here after will harm has done. So favor what lasts over what doesn't.
So they're saying, you know, there's another saying that
maybe it's maybe it's attributed to some of the Sahaba or just some of the setup, you know, the dunya and the F era, this role in the Hereafter, as long as as big as being married to two women, you make one happy, the other one is
very unhappy with you, you make the other one happy, the other one is unhappy with you. So it says the same thing. You make the dounia happy, you're harming the hereafter. It doesn't mean of course, that you can't have a balance and have this and that. But the more that you are engaged in this journey, and the more that you think about it constantly, okay, constantly constantly working for smoking for it, you're trying to improve it, trying to improve it, it doesn't leave space for the hereafter.
So of course, this is going to harm your hereafter significantly. And now if you stop doing this and move towards the Hereafter, of course, you know these these excessive projects that you have elaborate projects, lavish life of the dunya if you move towards the hereafter this will suffer obviously, because you don't have as much time to get to the dounia when you're coming to the masjid five times a day, am I right? Doing Attica in the masjid, you're not have as much time for the dunya still you have time for it but not as much time. So it will harm the dunya if you focus on the Hereafter, and will harm the hereafter if you focus on the dunya so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam says, so which one should you favor?
The one that lasts, give it more of your attention. He doesn't say so a lot of you sell him abandon the dunya because sometimes we may under misunderstand the Hadith or someone listening me Mr. myson. Don't misunderstand me and say, Oh, this is a call leave the dunya to the kuffaar and you just focus on the hereafter that's not the case. Take of the dounia what you need so that it will help you reach out
last panel data, anything extra is extra is extra.
So remember the image that we talked about how the profits have a lot of you send them sigma home and the word hammer meaning sweeping the whole speaker is sweeping the house, how often do you have to clean your home?
I know not every day but then
they have today after a couple of days running maybe at least every week, right? You have to you have to write you make up your bed, they have to clean you have to polish something, you know, you have to mop you have to do something. So as this is cleaning the home right is a constant work, regular work repetitive work, because if you don't do it will pile up and it will be hard for you to clean it after you need to really strong. This needs more effort and more time. As it is constant work. So is the work on our heart should be constant, regular, repetitive.
And never stopping, non stopping.
and preferably this should happen every day.
So we should take care of it better than we take care of our most precious property than we have.
When you buy a new car I talked about this before you buy a new car when it's really really shining. And brand new you polish it every day because it's new.
Buy a new home it's the same thing you know, there's a scratch is screaming whoever is you know done the scratch a kid why what are you doing this is new, sustain thing when you really worry about your heart and it's really pure white, and there's a man in it. You don't want the slightest speck of dirt of sin of disease to linger there.
So every day is best with the sun out with this default with, with noticing with different color. We'll come to that in Sharla later, thinking about what have I done today? Why have I done this? How can I ask Allah for forgiveness so you're constantly polishing your heart. So like you are cleaning your home, your heart should not be in your eye less than your home less than your car and less than any material possession that you have sexually more precious.
Another way of also, keeping your heart safe sound or saline
is controlling what information you bring into it.
And being having this filter that brings in all the useful information and discards any non useful and harmful information. Because any non harmful or any harmful information does what crowds your mind and heart with unnecessary and harmful thoughts and emotions that you don't need.
Now I'm going to share with you a hadith now this hadith is weak.
But its meaning is useful. You know as Chico thing you said manner.
The meaning is good, though the Hadith is weak.
And this hadith is in Sharla mentioned the translation.
Here the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Look not no one again, this hadith is weak. Let not let no one tell me anything about my companions that I could hate. Because I like that I go and go out and meet them having a pure heart.
A heart that is at peace. Don't tell me anything about them that I may hate to hear. Because when I go out and meet them, I don't want to meet them with a heart that is troubled.
says that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam was brought some money
and he distributed this money among the Muslims.
So he said otherwise no. So then I pass by two men, and they were sitting talking and then they said,
well la Hema arada Mohammedan de la casa de La Hoya Derrida, he said by Allah Muhammad did not intend by that distribution, the face of Allah subhana wa Taala, nor the hereafter.
That's that's very serious thing to say. We say this hadith is we alone, but this is something very serious to say that they were accusing the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that he did not intend Allah and the hereafter meaning no, you are biased by this distribution. So Abdullah went to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and he told him Morocco so the prophets a lot of sin and face got red. And he said, leave me Don't tell me these things. For indeed Musa alayhis salam was harmed were things greater than this and he was patient.
Meaning that don't deliver that type of news to me. I don't need to hear.
Now we said that this hadith is weak, but what can we learn from it if the meaning is accurate and is sound meaning that
You don't need to hear about everything.
Somebody says something bad about you, do you necessarily need to hear about that? Not really, not really. If somebody comes and tells you, you know, this so and so was saying, you know, tell Stop, stop a little bit, is there any benefit for me to hear any of this, if you can think of a true benefit, then tell me, because maybe I need to keep my God, maybe I need to stay away. But if I'm not going to benefit, then don't tell me this thing. Because you cannot have a clean heart The next time you meet this person after you hear all of these things. So you need always to have a filter, do I need to have this information or not? Because this information that you said could mess with
your heart could really mess with your heart. So now we live in an age where there is this free flow of information, I'm not only talking about something that someone said about you specifically, but once you turn your laptop on, or you go through browsing your through your phone, and you check your messages, or your whatever feed you have, you have tons of information, a lot of information about so and so on. He said so and so on, he did things related to the team not related to you. And when you're reading all of these things, and you absorbing all of that, it's wreaking havoc on your mind and heart and your mind and heart is everywhere. Everywhere, here and there, China, this happened
here, this happened here, this, this, this, this can hardly concentrate on one thing.
So if you want your focus, if you want your focus, if you're serious about Allah subhana wa tada and the day of judgment and
improving your Eman, you'd have to restrict this information. And really just focus on what benefits you really just focus on what benefits you I don't need to know about all of this unnecessary information. So panela this is not even religious, I was surprised I was there was once a documentary and that person who is interviewing some intellectuals, you know, Professor, so and so Professor so and so like top intellectuals, right non Muslims, Vinnie comes, you know, this person, he was a director of movies, then, you know, went into documentaries. So he's wanting to introduce himself to these prominent intellectuals. So he cited his credentials, he says, I directed movies
such and such popular culture, everybody gonna know about this movie? No one's not gonna know about this movie. He's asking this intellectual. Do you know about this movie? He says, No.
No. And I directed this movie, I'm sorry, I didn't see it. It doesn't know about it. And it's like, you think to yourself, was he living on another planet.
But yeah, he was living in another planet, because he's not able to actually achieve everything that he was able to achieve. If he saw the movies that all of us are watching. Right, and reading the reviews, and anticipating the next release. He doesn't care about all of this. So he's really has distanced himself from that, let's call it trivial information. And it's focusing on his books and his studies and his research. That's why he was able to actually speak so authoritative Lee, about the economy, about politics, about changes in, you know, presidential races, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. So only then, so if this actually applies to this dunya it applies to the hereafter plays
to the man as well. It's the same thing. So you can't have both. If you have one, you can harm the other as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, so filter the information.
So the truthful tongue was the next thing that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam talks about the best person has this clean heart and truthful tongue. truthful tongue in summary means what? This person only speaks the truth and nothing else.
And to be able to do this you have to rely on a clean and pure heart that has a man in it because if not, it's very easy to lie or break promises or miss sight events in the past
Miss remember things let's call it this way. So
there's always going to speak the truth testify to the truth even though it's against you, or your loved ones must have a lot of emotion in it
must have fear of a lot of love a lot in it otherwise it can't. You can't you know, you made a mistake and somebody comes and you know, discovers this mistake and now you either gonna confess or not, you can confess to your own mistakes and admit your own guilt unless you fear Allah subhana wa tada and favor him above your own self. Only then you will see Yeah, that that Howdy. This is
conclusion that evidence was a mistake. Yes. Rather than arguing, though you know that your argument is false.
So saying the truth in general means that whatever you're saying is pleasing to Allah. And nothing that you say this is displeasing to Allah. If I make a promise, I can keep that promise. If I'm describing something that happened in the past or in the present is always true. If I'm speaking, I'm not speaking sin. I'm not advocating sin. I'm only saying what Allah loves and asking people to join it and warning them about what people hate. That's the truthful term. And we'll have more insha Allah to say about the truthful tongue leader in sha Allah, specifically in Hadith number 32 isn't enough, and the connection between the heart and the tongue.
Now, the inquiry
with the path the inquiry that that companions of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam had with the Prophet did not stop with this question. Does he ask them about who's number one? Who's best? So gave them was number one.
Okay, who's number two? Who comes after?
And really allow them right there asking because Okay, we know this category, but okay, what if we can achieve this category? What is then available to us? So he sets a lot he was under the Snowdonia was
the one who hates this is this is number two, the one who hates the dounia and loves the euro.
So if not the first category, the first rank of the pious, the second rank, is the person who hates the dunya and loves the euro. They said men are who had Athena a lot of your Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, they said, We only know a person who would fit this description, the only person that we know who would fit this description is Baraka, who is the servant of the prophets of Allah.
So Baraka was a slave that an ambassador of the MacAllan owned an Ibis accepted Islam but in but in secret of what have you accepted Islam in Mecca, but in secret, then at our best will they allow and will gifted this slave to the prophets of the law he was and then the Prophet freedom. So we continue to serve the prophets of the law.
So the second round, the second category, hates the dounia loves the
meaningless, he's more inclined towards the dunia than we are here.
It doesn't mean that this person who hates the dunya hates as we had
in looks at chicken and he say I hate you. Or it looks at Rice and say I hate you. Right. You're from the dunia no books attorney case. I hate honey. No, the profits of the lobbyists. I'm used to love honey. Right? The story used to not date used to love perfume. So hating the dounia doesn't mean this doesn't mean hating the hell out hamdulillah we thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for dollar. What does it mean? It means hearing the excessive part of dystonia, that takes you away from our last panel.
This is the part of the dounia that harms the outcome. So when it comes, he loves the hero puts it first. And he takes what he needs from the dunya in the service of the Sahara and loves the Allah that Allah has given him. Okay, so this is what it means. So they said, okay, we don't know a lot of people who are like that, except you know, your servants, your prophet of Allah, we know him to be like that. Then who's next? So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Menon ficolo. Can Hassan. He said, a believer with good character, good manners, called one mahadi. For in happiness, he said asked for this, okay, we have that we have this. So this is the last category. That is if
you can achieve the first and the second, at least you have the third, which is also a great thing to achieve to have a man of good character, you'd be among the top tear people and the Day of Judgment. Right? So we can for our sake, we'll
start thinking about these as levels.
Right? Because this is a random, right, he said number one, number two, number three, maybe we're not there at number one. And if they weren't there, number one, okay, we're not number two, not there yet. But number three, we can aspire we can push, inshallah, more meaning people who can happen to have a man and good,
good character, good morals, and to continue to be working on ourselves in our hearts. So that being the law as we're able to do what, after you achieve a man you have more of this EMA and more of the UCLA
and then you begin to bring more of Allah subhana wa tada and the hereafter into your
And remove slowly the dunya then you can learn to go up to the second level,
loving the hereafter more than the dunya, putting the hereafter first before the dunya, loving Allah subhana wa Taala more than anyone in anything in this dunya. So you can do that. And you keep working on yourself, your heart, your soul continuously, continuously until you reach the first level where the prophets of Allah, Allah says, Now you have a sound heart.
And you have a pure heart and a truthful tongue, where there's nothing in the heart. There's no sin in it, no desire, no did no desire for sin, no disease, no envy, no hatred, no aggression, none of that. But you have a heart that is sitting in the lobby of Calvin Selim except to comes to Allah subhanaw taala with a pure, purified, clean heart, and a tongue that when it speaks, it only speaks the truth and nothing else. And if it cannot speak to speak the truth, it remains quiet, reflecting on what it should say and what it should do.
So this wave nilla Zodiac includes, as we said, that 20th Hadeeth,
half of the book we have in the law, the law of galantamine and the first section, and the next section is the law so we're going to take two weeks break the next week is because of the last 10 days, so inshallah you have you know, plenty of time for your data and remembering the last panel data. The week after, you're probably going to be busy with aid and visiting and eating and all of this in law, so it'll work in advance too early, but then you just in case.
So inshallah we'll meet again, July 15. Juma July 15 in sha Allah between Muslim and HIV Ninja, and we'll start with vanilla with the next section we'll be headed 21st and the next section, the means of test kiya now we're going to get inshallah into some practice of what we do and what can we do so that we would gain this test gibby vanilla. So we ask Allah subhana wa Taala First of all, to bless all of you for attending for listening, for being so attentive. And for our last panel fatality grant is the best in this Ramadan to accept or to forgive us all, and to facilitate for us his worship at all times in Ramadan and after Ramadan to give us all Fira and mean yellow banana mean
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