Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Series: Ali Albarghouthi - Heart Therapy
Explanation of the 3rd hadith in the Heart Therapy Series:
The Messenger salla Allahi alayhi wa sallam said: (Fitan [pl. fitnah] will be presented to the heart, like the weaving of a straw mat, straw after straw. Any heart that absorbs them will have a black dot left in it and any heart that rejects them will have a white dot left in it. In the end there will be two types of hearts left: one white like a smooth and solid stone with no fitnah able to harm it as long as the heavens and earth endure, and another black and turbid, like an overturned vessel, that does not abide by virtue or reject evil except what agrees with its desire-soaked heart)
Reported by Muslim (124)
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In the series, this collection, we saw how central The heart is for any process of change for individual and society. Right if you remember that, that the heart is fundamental, it is the organ that allows us to change.
In the second one, we saw how unstable The heart is. In fact, we said that it is the most unstable part of our body.
Now these are primary qualities of the heart.
These are primary qualities of the heart meaning that the heart is created like that. Every heart is created like that.
What are you going to learn in the third Hadees insha Allah is that your actions
have an impact on your heart.
So this is here your influence on your heart, the first and second Howdy.
This is what your heart is created as
here how you through your actions through my actions through our choices through the life that we choose to live, reshape our heart we create our heart.
So this is our influence now.
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So here Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam says in this hadith
which is the forel of fitna, that is a familiar word to us right, but we will understand it in sha Allah in more depth, but fit in the plural of thickness will be presented to the heart, like the weaving of a straw mat, straw after straw.
Any heart that absorbs them will have a black dot left in it. And any heart that rejects them will have a white dot left in it.
And the end, there will be two types of hearts left.
One White Black is smooth and solid stone with no thickness, able to harm it, as long as the heavens and the earth endure.
And another black and turbid like an overturned vessel that does not abide by virtue or reject evil except what agrees with its desire soaked heart.
Now you can see in this heading,
that what we decide to accept and what we decide to reject, shapes our heart.
How they look like on the inside our hearts, their color, their ability to recognize right from wrong, if they are alive or dead if they are healthy or sick depends on the choices that we make and what we take inside and what we reject.
So in the beginning of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says to fit and fit and are presented. So let us understand that word fit now. What is fitna mean
fitna in Arabic If you go to any dictionary in Arabic, it will tell you that
fitness is a test or a trial is divided into how
you follow. Fitness is a test. They'll tell you that the test for that metal the fitness or metal like gold and silver is for you to take it and you put it in the fire. And when you put it in the fire, what happens? The temperature increases. If that metal has a higher melting point, all the impurities will melt away and the metal stays pure. So, this is how you purify metal, if it has a higher melting point.
This is the fitna of golden silver.
So the thickness of a human being is the test for that human being. The trial that he or she goes through, whether it's good through good things, or whether it's through bad things, whether it's through bounties and things that are in you like because that is a test that's
all through things that we hate,
any calamity that strikers any loss that's also a fitna,
And sickness is also used to describe not only the test,
but also the nature of that test and what it leads to.
So when Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran, Allah Akbar luminol
is bigger, more severe than killing, what is he referring to subpanel with Allah there, Kufa this belief.
Why, because fitna a test could lead to disbelief. So, this belief is called also fitna.
So describing the consequence of fitness, like for instance, misguidance, any type of misguidance is can be called fitness, including,
or the nature of the test killings, torture, punishment, that's also fitness. So, understand now that fitness is
or we refer to
the nature of the test describing it and the consequence of that this will follow me so far. So this is what fitness is. So fitness has all of these meanings. So you just have to understand, what is it that Allah subhana wa autores Prophet sallallahu wasallam are referring to when speaking about fitna also fitna could be something big or something small, something personal or something public in general.
Now listen to this interesting Hadith from
an exchange between the companions and there's a hadith in it.
So it says here
in ngulia, man, a Sahabi narrates this, he says could not do loosen the Amara, or the other one we were sitting around oma of the lava.
Server asked him a question Are you coming from
Hades or Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam config. Now which one among you? remembers memorized? The Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam regarding fitna.
So they said Anna, Kennecott,
he says i exactly as he said it.
So Omar said in Nicola Jerry, he said Omar said your bowl,
right because he didn't only say yes, he said exactly. As he said it says you're bald. So they said
fitna to Roger Lee. Lee O'Malley, he was one of the he was sorry, he took a photo of sada to was the amo masala to what
it says the thickness of a human being and his family and his children
and his neighbors in his wealth. They're all can be expropriated and forgiven by salah and charity, and fasting and commanding the good and forbidding evil.
I'll explain that in shall.
So he said, This is not what I meant.
What I can
do is that's not the fitna I wanted.
But I wanted the fitna that is like the waves of the sea.
as big and as tremendous as the waves of the sea. So they said lakes alikum inhabit Sonia ameerul momineen anabaena kobina however, and more LA, he said Au Prince of the believers, you don't have to worry about that type of thickness because between you and it is a closed shut up door.
Going to be opened or broken?
Oh, they said the lucsa is going to be broken.
So Omar said, then it will never be closed again,
So the people around today today first narrating this now, after the people around the data, they said, Did not the Allahu anhu know what that door was? Or who the door who who that door was? So they said, Yes. So the companions of the data set, so we were on our data to ask him, who was that door? So we pushed through him a whole lot to ask him. And he asked, Who was that door, and he said it was Omar, the door is Omar.
So let's go back to the beginning of Hadith, and we'll explain all of it.
So the first thing that he said is the thickness that a person has and his wealth and his family and his children and his neighbor, meaning that
your love for them, your attraction to them might actually distract you from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala or take you away from it in minor sense.
Because you love them, you delay this thing. Right? Because you love them, you earned this a little bit that you're not supposed to earn, spend it in a way that you're not supposed to earn. So he said that is if
you follow me, that's a what a small fitna. It's more of a personal finance. So this can be forgiven by the good deeds that you do. The small sins can be forgiven by the good deeds that you do. Of course, that type of fitna can grow from something that is very small and to something that is very big. So we can actually kill and steal and lie, because we love these things. Then if we do these things, it's not a small thickener anymore. It's a big fitna, and it's not enough just to do some good deeds for that to be forgiven. What we need to do is to repent and do a lot of good deeds so that a lot can forgive us. But what he's mentioning here, what the prophet sallallahu Sallam is
actually mentioning, because he's quoting the Prophet is about those small fitness. Personal Fitness. Omar wasn't asking about that. He said, I want that big fitness. That comes like the waves of the sea. When you hear the waves of the sea, what comes to your mind?
You can't stop it, right? So it's big. It's huge. Now.
It's like tsunami, right? It's huge. It's big. And it doesn't stop it keeps coming and keeps coming. And people drown because of it. And it destroys. That's what he's talking about that type of fitness that in goes everything. And you can see this type of fitness. Nowadays, sometimes an entire country could be in a fitness, or now in a global age, the entire something bad happens somewhere all of us feel the impact of that signal, right? That test. So all of us feeling so for the thought was saying to him, there's a closed door between you and eight and that closed door what what model below And with that, as long as you're alive. No such fitna will overtake the Muslims. Right. Like you're a
barrier between that and the fitna. And Omar understood.
Understood, that's why he asked him, will it be broken? Or opened?
Is it violent or not? How is the fitna going to enter? He said violently, right? It's going to be broken. So what did they allow us to understand from that? Someone's going to kill you. He knew that someone is going to kill him. Right? They didn't know how he didn't know where exactly but knew that that's going to happen.
And that's why when they asked him when they actually did he know who that door was, he said he knew it with certainty, like he knows that day is followed by night, because what I narrated to him is that he that is clear and certain and there are no mistakes in it.
Right. So they knew that so this is a type of fitness.
can be also divided into two types and I want you to remember these because these classifications really help right to think about matters in in Sharia.
There's a fitna in belief and action.
A fitna and believe that is the fitness of sugar
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So the shaytan will come or the fitna will come, who created a law
is Mohammed release a lot of profit? Is there any evidence for it?
This makes sense. It's all about what beliefs.
So that is one type of fitna. That's one entry point for the shape one. There's another type of fitna that is in actions
in the dounia, and your attraction in my attraction to the dounia. Meaning women money, fame, wealth, alcohol status, so that she found that was also that entry point it now also that has that entry point. So either you will be attracted to this.
Or you'll be attracted to that either. It's through that belief, or to practice. That's also another type of fitna. And remember this inshallah, because we are going to come back to it. So these are two types of fitna, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam
said that as we are approaching the Day of Judgment, fitness will increase in number and in magnitude. And why am I saying this going on with the fitness because the prophets already said them says the fitness will be presented to your heart, if what I'm saying or if he's saying a lot, he will send them that fitness organ to have that impact on your heart. And he's also saying, as you approach that judgment, they're going to be more and more of them, you understand and realize that you have to be more vigilant and careful about everything that is going around and not absorb and take these fitness in, because they're going to increase. A lot of people get swept in them. That's
why I'm talking about fitness here and their types.
So he says For instance, about the day of judgment that
was written, it says the Day of Judgment is not going to happen until he mentioned several things. One of them fit and becomes dominant, predominant everywhere. So the more that you come closer to the Day of Judgment, the more predominant treatment is and he sets a lot he was sent him also in another Hadith that is reported by Muslim and notice here the impact of thickness. Notice that the Ruby amalfitana and catify lady Muslim, used to be how to remove Amina ymc coffee raw coffee on waste, Amina Joby O'Donoghue be out of the minute dunia.
He says hasten with good deeds that is as if you are racing with them hasten with good deeds before the arrival of sickness, like the dark pieces of night.
You know the dark nights, a very dark night he says this fitna is like a piece of dark night a piece of darkness. And a piece of darkness means what? It's very confusing.
So he says, Do as many good deeds as you can before they are before they arrive. Because when that happens, the person who would be in the morning a believer and what I mean and when it comes nice, he will be a disbeliever
or the opposite will be at this believer in the morning and will be a believer at night Debbie O'Donoghue he sells his religion because of material worldly gains in one day,
in one day, that's not a gradual transformation. In one day. A person wakes up a believer and a non believer.
But that's the impact of the fitna.
And that's we have to be careful about especially as we are approaching
the end of days.
Now he said to the Lord, you send them in the header, all of these sickness are going to pre presented like straws.
And here is an interesting image. I don't know if you've seen people who are weaving carpets or making you know, strong mats, at least weaving carpets. How does it happen by hand? How does it happen, I don't know if you've seen it or not.
They take one thread at a time, right? Take one thread, they work it in, then the next thread and they work it in and then the third thread and they work it in, that's what happens.
So he's saying so, a lot of you it was seldom the that these fitten each one of them is going to be presented to you as if you are making a straw man in your heart. As if you are creating a carpet in your heart, one string at a time, one straw at a time. So it will be taken.
And then the next one will be will be added and if we take it in
it will add to that first draw. If we take the third one, it will add to that fourth straw and so on. Until we create an entire map.
These fits and if they are to be taken in we'll be creating an entire map and that image tells us what
That we are creating something in our hearts by our choices.
It's like, think of it like you're creating a city.
I've seen these games or not played these games, I don't ask you to play these games. But there are these games, right? When you start. And you build a city.
You build built, I don't know, when to shops and it grows and it grows, then it grows, then it grows, and so on and becomes, you know, from a small village turns into a city, a metropolis, maybe.
Maybe that's what the game is, I don't really know. But I think that's what the game is
about. But that's what is happening. You begin with one thing, and then you add another and then another, and then another and then another and then we end up with an entire structure in our heart. So we either are creating in our hearts, we are not just being created with it, we are creating in our hearts, either this palace of emotion.
Or we're allowing a wasteland of disbelief.
Or if you want to use that rug, image, either a rug of a man
by all the threads that we are weaving in it, or either a rug of disbelief and hypocrisy by the rugs that we buy the threads that we accept. So our action here is determining what are we adding to it?
And what type of thing are we creating.
And that's what that image is powerful. See, in the first half a second heartbeat and the third Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is using imagery, right?
And all of them and that tells us something about the power of images that when you are teaching someone else
young are not using images, especially if they come from the Quran and Sunnah. Because why did he use a lot he said the music he could have said
fitna will just accumulate in your heart, he could have said that, but he wanted an image. He wanted to leave you with an image. So the next time you think about it, that image will convince you
of the danger of facing Oh am B I'm adding Now I'm adding now to that carpet to the straw man. I'm strengthening email and or I'm strengthening the opposite of email disbelief and hypocrisy in my heart. So when you think of that image, it becomes powerful. So each step that we take in our life, each decision that we take it's a step closer to a man or a step closer to disbelief.
Now he sets the law to send them that
when fitna is presented, and the heart accepts it.
soaks it in, is happy with it. It leaves what a black mark.
Now that fitna could be a thickener in belief, as we said it could be a fitna in action could be written about the attractions of this world and its pleasures could be written about doubts in a man could be all of that. But when it is accepted, when we take in something that Allah hates, any sin is a figment.
Any sin any Masia? Any disobedience is a fitna.
So when we decide and I decide
Yes, I like it. Yes, I'm going to do it. Yes, I will accept it.
We have to understand that it will leave that black mark in our heart.
if we treat our hearts like an expensive fabric that we like,
will never allow it to stay.
Have you ever bought something that is new? expensive you like and so how much carry take of it
now allow anybody to touch it? on it? You can wear it. You can even touch it. Right? Maybe you wrap it in plastic. It's really nice. And you see how distraught sometimes and how you know angry will be when you know just noticed one stain on it. Okay, who's responsible for this? Who did that? I know I didn't do it Who did it? Right? Because it's valuable. And you know forget about I know about about that about myself. Forget if I have something nice. I will not go and eat with it. If I know I'm going to eat outside. Let's say I'll pick something I don't care about. That's the thing I go out with to eat because I don't want the valuable thing to stay
greasy but you can wash it and see but it's not really the same. Because sometimes the stain can't leave by it leaves a trace behind. The fabric is just not as new
So the same thing if my heart is more valuable than that particular fabric,
then I won't let it stay.
Because it's harder to remove that stain than to protect yourself from it. It's easy. If you protect yourself from it, I don't have to worry about that stain in my heart. But if not,
you have to cleanse your heart. You have to erase that sin. And then when you erase it, you don't really know is there a trace of it or not? Because now you've been exposed to something. And you have a memory of it. And you have some attraction to it. And you know your way to it. So there's a trace, there's always a trace. And sometimes some of these things right are addictive.
So it's hard right to stop doing them. Do it once, twice, three times and you get used to it. It's hard to stop doing it. So that's the stain in the heart.
Now maybe we say
we can live with, with few stains in our hearts. Yeah, yes, I know that. I'll go to the masjid. And I'll make do and I'll make it that far. But there are just certain things that I just can't leave.
And I know they stain. But maybe I can live with that.
Or maybe I've decided I want to do this thing I know it's strong. I know it may stay in my heart. But maybe we can live with that maybe it's not so monumental afterwards.
And the one who says that and that type of thinking actually
misses a couple of points misses a couple of very important points.
The first is
that when you allow your heart to stain, you're actually allowing your heart to be weaker. That's what a stain is. Its weakness. It's a disease. You're allowing your heart to grow weaker.
So if you have our content would be how your heart being weaker.
How will you fight the next battle?
That is you're saying to yourself, I'm fine with this stain, or with a couple of stains, you're saying I'm fine with my heart being weak.
But then these fittings are not going to stop.
They will always keep coming. And here you are content and I was content with my heart being weak. So you've weakened your chances of winning against the fitness.
That's first of all.
Second of all, as we as we will see,
the more that we take of these things and allow them in our hearts, the less able we will be to tell the difference between right and wrong.
that distinction that Allah subhanaw taala had given us which is a light in the heart.
As Allah says that one who has taqwa in his heart, Allah zildjian will give them a pecan
I criterion by which you may be able to distinguish right from wrong. This is what a light in the heart that light goes away when you decide Oh, I'm going to take these sins in, then you won't be able to know what is right and what is wrong. And if you can know right and wrong, and if you don't have the resolve, because the hardest week you're gonna have the resolve to say no to what is wrong. How can you stay away from it. So now you don't know what is right and wrong. And now you don't also don't have the power to say no to it. And the third thing
see some of the older man they say there's a saying there maaseiah to the Hulu to t
it says sin tells you and my sister and my sister
and obedience also tells you and my sister and my sister
meaning what do forget about my sister
Meaning what? Meaning think of ad sin as not just an individual sin
when you hold on to one end of the rope of one send the other end is tied to another sin
and that next send that and the other end is tied to another sin and so on. It's like a chain
so when you pull one sin closer to you What are you pulling also
all of them closer to you.
And when you pull one a bad one the obedience of Allah closer to you What are you pulling also all of them closer to you?
So that's what he's saying to you. Don't forget about my sister that okay you took me in but don't forget about my sister because my sisters are closer to you. And if you pull in the sister is I also have a sister take me to
let's take an example.
A person comes to them a student
Such spring Titan message says that's a bad All right, waiting for thoughts Hello, right? That's a bad All right.
What is he noticed? person sitting next to him open the Koran started reading
I haven't read the Quran in a while that person is reading, maybe I should do it
maybe now maybe later you go he opens the Quran he starts reading
when I better look to the other.
Afterwards he noticed
between a comma and then a comma that person is really making dua to Allah subhanaw taala he remembers, order is accepted in that time between autonomy from I haven't been to have for a while, at that time. That person really is asking a lot Why am I not asking Allah? So he starts asking Allah
then he says why am I only making too hot then
I can also make do it Other times, I've learned that there are other times where Alex have to do it, then he makes to harden. And there is no end to this. Because when a batter will lead you to another a batter and lead you to the other a batter so they say of the benefits of a bad of the rewards of going to a bar, like guides you to another one, and then another one, and then another one until when you decide to stop. He decided Oh no, I don't want to do it anymore. You decide to stop. But if you keep actually going along will take you from one to the other from perfecting one to the other. Masia is the same of the punishment of a master is to be led to another master. Suppose take an
example, somebody who wants to start drinking, he starts drinking, when you start drinking, you mingle and be around people who want to drink, right? Obviously, do people who drink only commit that sin
is that it that's the only sin that they have?
Everything is right, but they do other sins around that. So when you are next to them, you're closer to the other students that they're doing. And just by being close, as most, it's sort of like you'll absorb, you'll take that into.
And then that's in brings another third sin closer, and so on and so on and so on. So nobody, you know, begins their life saying, you know, I want to be the worst person.
But gradually the shape on leads this way.
So that's why we can't allow these small things to remain inside and we have to clean them out of our hearts because if not, they will attract other sins too.
Now, the opposite, of course, is that when you reject the fitna, a white or a white.is deposited in the heart.
And why is there a white hard a white dot a spot deposited when you say no to the fitna
because what prompts you and me to say no to the thickness, something that Allah hates?
It is our email.
It is our love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's our love for our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, it's our fear that Allah Almighty is doing these things. So we say to this thing, no, you're attracted
on the Shahada level, right? on our desire level, you are attractive.
But no, I'm afraid of what this may do to me.
Or on the intellectual level on the shoe hat level on the delts level, this is attractive, because also there's an attraction over there, Oh, this looks sophisticated. Right? The using philosophy and arguments and this and that seems sophisticated, that also could be very attractive.
So if you allow yourself to go there, you're with the shape on but if you say no, this is how I'm no, I'm not going to pursue it. No, this is going to take me on a path away from Allah azza wa jal. The reason why you would do this would be the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And knowing that the source of this thing is the Shavasana. So it's a rejection of the shaitaan and everything that he brings, and a confirmation of the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and everything that he wants from us. So despite this strong pressure, and attraction, we say no, that's why it's a sign of email, and then a white spot is deposited into the heart.
Right. Now, note here, that
when you reject the
white in the heart, especially the ones about doubts and belief, sometimes right? You may not know the specific answer to that fit naturally is done is trying to introduce in your brain, or another person is trying to introduce into your brain, you don't know the specific
response. You only know that it is wrong and it is from the shavon. Allah hates it. So you push it away by saying, oh, the wilhemina Shavasana regime and you stop thinking about it, and it
I'll give you an example. And that's the question that I was asked, I'll address it maybe more at the end of the lecture. But
the shaytaan, as the Prophet sallallahu Cinemax said, we'll come to you, and it will tell you, a lot created this, a lot created that a lot created this, Allah created that, that who created a law, it will tell you that that's the process.
So the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said, Whoever gets that police type Billa, he will
let him speak, I was rescued from the chiffon and stuff.
So a person who's thinking like that, or those whispers are entering his head, may just know this is from the shaytani r rajim, I will start and he stops and it doesn't bother him or her.
And if that is sufficient is sufficient.
You don't need to go more, you don't need to know more necessarily, if this is enough for you, if it protects you.
And other times with us other some other doubts or this type of doubt, what it is persistent, you may need to know the specific answer to refute that shuba. That doubt, you may need to know it.
And so here is the importance of knowing it's not enough then for some people just to say, Oh, I'm in a shape on a regime and stop because it keeps coming they need an answer.
And you need to go and seek that answer. Right. That's what's the importance of knowledge and knowing Islam in detail and in depth, so that you can erase and defend yourself against those shovelhead.
Now, what happens as the Hadith
tells us what happens if you accumulate enough white dots, what happens
you will end up with a white heart.
And that one the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam describes it as white,
like a strong, solid stone
that is smooth. That's what is
what is this description about our heart tells us
here being strong is not a negative actually being strong. can see in the Quran, Allah subhanho wa tada says, from
the Delica era,
when your hearts have hardened afterwards, and they become like stone.
So what does it mean that when he become your own, he says that your heart is like stone there.
Nothing penetrates hard, hardened hearts. Nothing goes in, no emotion in it, or no drama in it.
But here, the analogy here is different. It's like a stone meaning what it's solid in each vessel, it means is solid doesn't change like that stone, especially a sofa, right? It's shaped doesn't change, it retains its shape. So that's like the man that retains its shape. When a person reaches that stage, the man does not change anymore, keeps increasing, but it does not decrease. It keeps increasing where it keeps evolving.
may decrease sometimes, but the person takes care of it and it keeps moving forward.
So it's very strong and also smooth. Why smooth because nothing sticks to it. No thickness sticks to it, like the sofa.
And it's white, what is this whiteness? That's the whiteness of email.
That's the light of email that is in it. Allah subhanho wa Taala rewarded that person who continuously rejected everything No,
no to this fitna no to that every day. And if something were to enter his and her heart, he would clean it promptly and go back to rejection of the fitness so the man is strong and it keeps increasing, increasing, increasing. And guess what? Allah subhanho wa Taala eventually will give that person a heart that no fitna will harm. As long as that person is living.
He has from Allah subhanho wa Taala a guarantee and protection This person will not be tempted anymore.
He's still living. He's still subject right to say Tom doesn't stop whispering
but the shaytan has little space in that heart. little space in that I can maneuver in that heart can find a spot in it. There is no door to enter Follow me. Right You follow me? So
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Find the one whose heart is reverent of Allah has this issue of Allah subhanho wa Taala the shavon can't approach it.
Even me and you and a state when we have a real issue and we're very close to Allah shape on can't approach
except that person who has that white heart has a lengthier state of Russia
than I am you accepted from Allah subhanho wa Taala had forgiven and made them able to reach that stage.
But that's the reward that Allah subhanho wa Taala has reserved for that person. And any other fitness that comes to that heart does not make him weak actually strengthens him because every time he says or she says no, no, no and his email increases, his demand increases and his email increases and so on, till they meet Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Now, here is an important caution.
This type of heart always remains for us a destination.
Never a heart that we are convinced that we at this point have
meaning that no one should say to themselves now 10 years from now. 20 years from now I have that white invincible heart that Allah Subhana Allah is talking about. Whereas no fitna is going to harm me.
I'm immune from fitna now.
Why? Because Allah subhana wa Taala did not give us access into looking inside and deciding or seeing that we are invincible and we are protected from the fitna.
That was that is not given to us. Only Allah subhanho wa Taala knows that that is the case.
And you look at
you know who is the best of this oma after the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
Sahaba right and among them who is the best Abu Bakr and Omar right in US man and Annie right will the allow unknown and you will see the amount of email that if anybody in this room after the prophets of Allah He was hitting them had this in his heart would it be Abu Bakr and Omar right?
And they did because we know no frickin harm them or no fit no harm done. I'm what it was a protection from the fitness. But you see that the way that they live their life is that they've never said to themselves I am safe.
I am done. They were always afraid of Allah subhanho wa Taala always afraid of the other fitness. Why did he ask him about the fitness?
model they allow us to ask for data about the fitness. Why did
you ask for the fat in my one of the hypocrites of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam told you about
he never felt that I have this state where I have assurance from Allah subhanho wa Taala nothing's gonna harm me, even though they knew that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said Abu Bakr is in heaven and Omar is in heaven. But they always at the same time feared Allah subhanho wa Taala. So we can
sort of claim that ourselves.
And that is one of our
you know, the obstacles in our way to Allah subhanho wa Taala is for us to start assuming that we've reached that level.
And I will call that sort of an adolescence of email, or immaturity of email.
And it's easy for that to happen. And let me tell you why it's easy for it to happen very quickly.
Maybe I knew where people who are doing some bad things in our past we stopped.
We stopped. We stopped coming to the masjid. Coming to fetch it reading the Koran reading the car, then we look at our life and for the past few months, or maybe you will notice upon a lot of bad things that I used to do, I stopped doing
and I'm doing all of these good things. Mashallah. So you look at it, and it's hard for you not to notice it
as an accomplishment.
Now, the shaytan can catch you one way that catch you another way, if the chicken can catch you by sucking you into the dunya. And he says that person really likes religion. So they'll get you from that religious side.
So you will begin to notice yourself and if you receive a couple of phrases from people, you begin to think that you are something
Yeah, I have. Yes, my heart is clean and hamdulillah. Maybe that Hadith applies to me. You have a couple of nice dreams. If things start saying Yeah, see, I'm saying from this fictional hamdulillah My heart is clean. I'm staying from that pendant handed in life loss protection, right.
And I'm not like any other, all the other people around or doing all of these bad things. I am special. It's hard not to
Notice I am special.
So the ego starts growing. And arrogance starts growing and you notice yourself and you begin to do what for the sake of not Allah subhanho wa Taala but the people around you
and for your own self, and because you admire yourself and the shaytan knows that from us, the shaitaan is tricky.
chiffon, chiffon Subhana Allah, you know, hunters right to wait for their prey, and they study them. And you know, their movement and their you know, their individual personality, by their individual personality. Or this person, you know, this animal, right likes this type of food, not other type of food, this type of food, specially, you want to catch it with this type of food. So the shaytan is watching you all the time. And he knows you very well, when you're angry, when you're sad, what makes you happy, he
knows it, he knows how to bring you in.
What attracts you. So for that type of person, and when we go that route, what happens is that he'll say, I'll catch him the other way,
and inflate his ego, and what the shaitaan will do Subhanallah he might allow you
he will start maybe his workflow. So when you're reading the Quran, you know, some of our people receive what we're selling, they're reading the Quran was first, I can't concentrate. he'll stop a little bit. Why? Because you can concentrate and when you concentrate what you're going to be crying, right. And you will be crying. And you will admire yourself because you're crying, and he'll stop giving us was we will sleep at night so that you can wake up and pray. Why? So you can admire yourself when you're actually praying. So you have to notice your heart right? You really have to notice your heart, my doing for Allah soprano data or am I starting to admire myself?
And he will let you and He will let you why. Why is he giving you this food, he wants to catch you at the end. Until he writes raises that ego by cultivates that ego until that ego becomes big.
And then he got you.
And then he will whisper
and then he will get you when you're reading the Koran and he will get you when you're doing piano. But at that point, you would think that what you are one of the only
of Allah subhanho wa Taala and that's one of the obstacles on the way or way to Allah subhanaw taala that you start thinking that you're great.
And when that happens, you have to realize that you really are not great. When you realize that you're great. That's the moment you know that you're not great.
And that the shaytan is deceiving you and that we are in You are nothing compared to the likes of obachan or the alarm, not even Abu Bakr and Omar even pious people and living during these days, but we are nothing compared to them.
So that's the trap of the traps of the shape bond.
When there's a black cart,
when you accumulate a lot of black dots, the heart becomes black.
And it's described as black, turbid, overturned vessel. Black, meaning what, there's no lights in there. There's no mercy in there
continue to reject the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala, one after the other one after the other one after the other repeatedly.
Until it had denied itself of the mercy of Allah subhana wa Taala and had earned a seal. A seal on the heart. That's what it means when the heart becomes completely black like that. There's a seal on the heart what it means that there is a seal on the heart cut, or what does it mean?
Can't be opened, can be opened. That's what it means when you seal something. It's not it's not to be opened.
It's turbid bite cloudy, that's the contamination that is in it. overturned vessel. That's a very interesting image an overturned vessel.
What is the purpose and the job of a cop or a couple of vessels?
To hold liquid in it right?
That's why you have a cup in it or a pitcher of water to hold water in it or liquid. What happens when you overturn it.
Everything escapes, everything is poured out.
It doesn't retain anything. That liquid is
does not retain anything. Plus
can it accept anything else can it accept any more liquid as an overturned picture or cup or vessel? Nothing
can take anything inside anymore. So the heart has turned upside down.
Not open for business anymore. Closed.
Why? It's very interesting.
Picture vessel. Its job in life is to carry water.
What is the job of the heart? Why did Allah subhanho wa Taala create the heart?
To know Allah subhanho wa Taala unloving to esteem Allah subhanho wa Taala and be afraid of him. That's what the heart is. That's the job of the heart.
You tell me what the job of my heart is just a blank blood. Yeah, that's the physical heart.
And without it, you die, right? When it stops pumping blood, what happens? You die. Not talking about the physical heart, we're talking about that emotional heart. What is his job to know Allah subhanho wa Taala and carry that belief in it.
When it's turned upside down, it means that it no longer performs that function anymore. And that's when we die. Same way, like with the physical heart, it starts doing its job we die, the emotional heart, turn it upside down, no longer is able to recognize a loss of Hanover data, then the person dies, because the heart is dead.
Now, another caution. Another very important caution here is that again,
no one should assume that they have this heart.
And I know
because that's another trick from the ship on right.
We'll come to that person who is doing so many bad things. And he says you know, we better give up repentance and you already done. You're already done. There is no forgiveness for you. Your heart is black.
And you don't pray and you don't pass and you don't do this and you don't do that just give up. That's from the plus of the shaitaan. Again, one of the tricks of the shape one, never assume no matter what you do that your heart is that hard that there is a seal on it or that is a completely black or it will not accept any advice as Allah Subhana Allah says in the famous Daya polyakova de la Vina
Rahmatullah you who have wronged yourselves. Never despair of Allah's mercy because Allah forgives all sins.
Who is this?
Allah subhanho wa Taala is speaking to here people who have sent
people who have sinned. So now listen here to the whispers of the shaytaan and never assume that your heart is beyond repair.
there's a third type of heart,
which is worth the sick heart.
And that's for time considerations, I will talk about inshallah, next time.
But that's the card right is that heart that has both
black and white dots in it. It's not completely black. And it's not completely white, but it has both of these things in them and they are fighting with each other.
And that is the heart that is sick.
And we will talk about that inshallah. Next time.
But before we leave, I want to discuss a couple of things vanilla.
One is about power.
Because it says at the end of the day, he will not accept right and wrong.
That heart that is black, will not accept
Except what agrees with its desire so hard.
That he will not or that heart will not recognize virtue as virtue,
and will not recognize bias and sin as sin. That's what we talked about losing the ability to see right from wrong.
When the heart is turned upside down, like that, one of the things that we lose is our ability to see right from wrong. So do you come to that person and you tell him or her This is how long you can see that it is how long I can see it. Because the heart loves something else and the heart is not willing to listen or recognize that this is wrong. You come to Him and you say this is an obligation. Allah is saying this cannot recognize that a last thing this has been deprived of all of that.
And you can see that you can see that right with people who argue vehemently against things that are so clear in the Quran and the Sunnah, I'm not saying that they have reached that heart but you can see example something that is very clear in the Quran industry now whether it's hot or whether it is hot on and yet the person resists it so much why is that the case?
case, again, it's not a matter of evidence not being clear. It's a matter of heart that is willing or unwilling to accept. And the only thing that it's going to accept is the thing that agrees with it.
That's what it's used in that he agrees with the tower. However, his desire, the thing that you like and you are inclined to.
So if it agrees with your desire and what you like, you will take it. If it disagrees with what you like, what will you do?
By by, I don't like you rejected. That's what will happen.
And you will see when you go through the Koran and you see that word how it is consistently used negatively.
If you look at the Quran and the word Howard consistently, it is used negatively though in the language in Arabic language, it's not negative, it could be positive or negative. If you would love something that is beneficial or harmful, but in the Quran, always negative. As Allah subhanaw taala says, you know when he's speaking to double gentle mentioned very quickly, yeah, that will do in a Jana califa can fit all the fat combined and nasty will help all at the tibial how're you doing Luca and Sabina, Yanni? Yeah, the Buddha he said, I'm speaking to David that he said, we've made us accessor a lot beat him a king on this earth. So judge between people with justice and do not follow
So it's like the opposite of what Allah had revealed the opposite of justice follow justice follows what Allah revealed. Do not follow the hell out of your own desire, it will take you away from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And there are other verses also like that in the Quran.
Why is however a problem because however, without the guidance of Allah desire without the goddess of Allah azza wa jal worries is going to take you
will take people to hell.
If you just follow what you like,
just your inclination.
And there is nobody directing you because the self is like a child.
Right? Think of the self dislike a child.
And the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Like the parents, so the parents leave the child to do whatever he or she wants, what will happen?
They will kill themselves. Right? They'll kill themselves. So you have to restrain them
and say, No, you can do this and the child will scream,
scream at you. No, I want it.
And you have to be firm and say no, you will never have it. Do you want to kill yourself?
Or I will want to do this and scream I don't want to do it and you say no, you have to do it.
You have to do it. Otherwise you will kill yourself or you will lose immensely. You don't want to go to school, you have to go to school.
Right? Self is like that. Without the discipline without the guidance coming from Allah subhanho wa Taala it will do whatever it wants, and they
will write it like a horse and we'll take it to hellfire. That's why Allah subhanho wa Taala criticizes it in the Quran and warns us against it. There's an interesting saying from employments owed or the allow under
in fraud by elbasan he says in the confusa man in Catherine fuqaha kalido
colleague who Cassie Rondo and Anna loopy in our
society when it comes a man called Eden fuqaha, Casio
Casio, polygon moto. And how was he he?
Is the Man in Babylon.
See what he said,
speaking to the people around him, he said know that you are living in a time.
It's for ha are plenty.
I mean, people have deep understanding. That's what really thought they mean. Originally, the word puppy did not mean a league, a jurist, specifically who studies only the laws of Islam. He is the one who truly deeply understand Islam. So he says you're living in a time where the people who truly deeply understand Islam are plenty. And the features are few.
And those who are willing to give are plenty. And those who are asking are few.
And action is leading how
action governs how that is proper action governs our desire.
Okay, you want me to stop? Okay, that's interesting. You have to stop him. Okay, go ahead.
the the people have deep understanding at that time are plenty and the preachers are few, and the people who are willing to give our plenty and the people asking are few and action, proper action governance and guides. And he said there will come a time
where the people have deep understanding of the future
and the future preachers will be plenty.
Meaning what the people who are really knowledge of Islam,
foundational deep knowledge of Islam are few, but people will talk about Islam a lot.
Right? That's opposite at the time of numerous Oh, there'll be a low honor, right? Because he had a lot of Sahaba and they were like the Prophet sallallahu wasallam they will speak when they need to speak and when they speak, they speak as needed.
Not like me, they speak as needed. Am I taking too long and hope Okay, so and then that will be very beneficial because there's one again what they're saying he says but then people have deep understanding will decrease at a later time. And people will be talking and talking and talking a lot of preachers about Islam right. And people who want an ask are plenty but people are willing to give our few whether it's knowledge or money or health or favors, covers all of that people are willing to help give money give knowledge or few the people who need it are a lot opposite that time that control or not
desire leads action, it governs action, that people will act according to their desire.
Then he says at the end and know that personal appearance proper appearance and demeanor at the end of time will be better than some action on what do you mean by that all the Allahu anhu Is that the way that you look and carry yourself what your appearance I at the end of time will be more important than some actions
so they said here that the companions of numerous O'Donnell the Allahu anhu used to look at had enormous road. How did he look? How did he walk? How did he sit? How did he How did he greet How did his smile they used to look at all of that because he was an example really alone. And because they usually took that from who the profits of a lot of you earlier send them so the this is the heading so he's saying that towards the end of time that could be actually more important than doing some other actions because people are looking at you and if you're an example you can guide through that. So this is learning how to act how to carry yourself
so this is the hour and that's the danger of the hour inshallah and the last thing that I will say they're very small point
what this had these links very clearly is what they call the exoteric and esoteric in Islam. The outer and the inner.
Some people call it in some books right. The Happy Pondicherry
meaning that they will say the Sharia is what the outer part of Islam This is the law. But there is something that's hidden on the inside. That if you somehow reach it, you don't need the Sharia anymore.
This Hadith teaches otherwise and this hadith is in Muslim
and this hadith is from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and teaches otherwise, it tells you that this fitna if it is taken in and how would you know if something is a fitna unless by the Sharia unless by the law of our last panel with Allah that tells us what is halal and what is haram right
is exclusionary. She says if you take something Haram in it ruins your heart.
If you take something in it enlightens your heart, so the Sheree
can enliven your heart and abandoning the Sharia can corrupt it.
So happy and cheery for the reality of Islam actually how Islam one and the same thing and they are not distinct. So again, one of the plots of the shape one is to start telling people that you have reached a level now where you already have the audio of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know how many people were guided through that plot of misguidance through that plot of the shavon you have become a honey. You have become the melody you have become an
Angel of Allah, whatever it is right? And that he guides them through that. But a prophet but Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us prophets, a lot of us and what we don't directly attain worship Allah subhanho wa Taala until he can be attained comes to you, you go to the roof see what is meant by your pain.
That's what their pain is. That's what the certain dimension in the IRA is death.
Right? So that's another plot from the shapefile. So, inshallah I just want to address those two questions in sha Allah and then we'll be done Shall I hope I have not kept too long.
The first question that I've received is, as follows.
What do I do with these whispers of the shaytaan that I receive constantly
comes and tells me things about Allah subhanho wa Taala, who created Allah Who did this? And who did that? What do I do? How do I stop it?
Hola, Hola. Hola. robot. And so we know that a lot and we know from the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa, he was hitting them that he said that when they came to them and they said prophet of Allah, what is this thing that we're finding in our hearts? This was was the from the shutdown that we can even talk about.
We can even talk about civil Prophet said, you found that in your hearts. They said yes. He said, this is pure email.
This is pure email and Hello, sorry for email.
What did he mean still a lot he was silom. He says that you found it that the shavon is trying to whisper in your hearts. And you are hating that and trying and trying to resist it and push it away. That is the battle in your heart that is pure in the fight between you on the shape and the fact that you hated it. You've not accepted it. That's enough
said the shutdown is going to do that with you.
When the shutdown perceives you as a threat, he knows that you have a man he will attack you. So expect it
and the fact that you are resisting it is from Allah subhanho wa Taala now we want to know how to resist it
by saying how do we know him in a shaytani r rajim.
Stop thinking about it.
saying Allah or Bina or Shri kupi Allah subhana wa Taala is my lord I associate no partners with him.
And repeating that, saying hello Allahu Ahad aloha summit limited to an immuno Dona Miyako Laguna had you don't remember what it means you go back to the tafsir. And you read it in detail, because it will be like water that will extinguish the fire of those whispers who will?
What are these attributes of Allah Subhana Allah mean?
So when you do that, that will subside. But as I said in the lecture, sometimes you may need to know the exact evidence. So we all you will be able to remove that whisper immediately. So you take that booster from the shutdown, and you go to a person of knowledge and you say, he's just putting these things in my head? Is there an answer to them? And he might find an answer that will relieve you of any such doubts. inshallah, from then afterwards,
right, so this is the way right, and if there is more, inshallah you remember something more that can be said and can be done, let me know. But this is the way in sha Allah to fight that.
The second question, and a good question is we were talking about negative energy and positive energy, right, or negative feelings and positive feelings, right? And we're saying about the influence of the shape on them. Remember, we did that last time? So the question was,
you know, when they are talking about negative energy and positive energy, by that the room has a negative energy, and you feel it, or a positive energy, and you feel it, or you know, you meet someone, and he has this positivity or you meet someone, and he has this negativity even after he leaves.
Is there a reality to this positive negative energy? And is that the shaytaan? Or are these the angels?
So what I will say about this is that first of all,
the angels and the shale team are independent entities, they are not energies that we just feel, was very important to understand. The chiffon is that being that a lot created
by an angel is a being de la created, conscious beings. So they're not just simple energy that we have or that they flow through us.
Now, perhaps when you enter a place, and you don't feel right in that place, perhaps what they refer to as the negative energy is the presence of the shame of being in that place or their influence, perhaps, or perhaps it's something that you are going through.
Sometimes it's hard to include, sometimes when you enter a place and you feel happy, just because you're in it,
Perhaps it's because of the presence of the melodica. There.
Or perhaps it's something that is with you. Right? Something agrees with your personality in that place.
Or you meet someone
and you feel the connection, perhaps
it's the effect that that person is pious and the angels are around them and what have you, or perhaps your souls are similar to each other, like each other. Bikes are the attract.
And it's the opposite. You meet someone you feel repelled, not necessarily that has a shape on within, perhaps,
right, but maybe that the souls right,
are repelled just because of the type of souls you have. So it's a possibility. But what I want to emphasize is that this negative energy, what they talk about, is really the product of the New Age, believes that it can be attributed to a new agent, these are not beliefs that are compatible with Islam. They don't operate under an assumption that there is a creator that directs everything, everything is energy. So we have to really distinguish between what we hear in popular culture, and what Allah and His Prophet sallallahu Sallam are teaching us. And again, if we have that type of white heart,
maybe we'll be able to sense Oh, they're angels here and they're shouting there, maybe.
But no one should assume that they have such a heart that when I meet someone, and I don't like him and say, sinner folly, that's it, or you like him, and you say, Mashallah, Woody?
Well, you don't have that real compass in your heart. Right? Maybe sometimes Allah will guide you just by sensing, right Allah will guide you, but you can't trust that sentiment all the time.
Right. If you unless you are like a model of the long run, that will conclude right because our model they allow and he said, if he would say to something, I suppose it is like that, it would turn out to be like that.
Right? So you need a heart like Omar so once you have a heart like almost treating people like that, but before you have that, you know, give people the benefit of the doubt. So if you don't feel okay with someone, it could be just me or you. Another thing or angels are involved in that. So inshallah I'll stop here. And I ask Allah subhana wa Taala to reward you for sitting and listening and to benefit you with everything that you've heard today. What is often low hair loss, a panic alarm or the hamburger shadow under a dial and the stock will go to public