Heart Therapy 4 – Hadith
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
Series: Ali Albarghouthi - Heart Therapy
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An explanation of the fourth hadith in the Heart Therapy Series:
The Messenger salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam said: (Virtue is what the soul is comfortable with and the heart is comfortable with, and sin is what the soul is uncomfortable with and the heart is uncomfortable with, despite what fatwa-givers might say)
Reported by Ahmad. Al-Nawawi declared it hasan, ibn Rajab declared its chain to be sound, and al-Albani declared it a sound hadith.
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So today's Hadeeth in sha Allah is the fourth Hadith in this series. If somebody can you please just close the door.
So the fourth Hadeeth in this series,
and first as usual, we will read the Hadith in Arabic And then in English in sha Allah then we'll proceed with the explanation. So the Hadith in Arabic is, coloratura la he Salalah why alayhi wa sallam,
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So here Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says
that bid wishes which you can translate as virtue or righteousness, we'll talk a little bit more about it in sha Allah is what the soul is comfortable with and the heart is comfortable with.
And if she can translate as sin, disobedience of Allah and sin, is what the soul is uncomfortable with. And the heart is uncomfortable with despite what forgivers might tell you.
And in a lovely Muslim, and safe Muslim, or Hema, Hola,
the following Hadith is such a beautiful person of Hello. Well, it's Maha caffeine of seeker will carry ali ali in us. So in Muslim, you read that Hadith as virtue is good character, good manners. And sin is what does not sit well with the soul and you hate that people would find out about it.
Right, so that's the Hadith in Muslim.
So this hadith tells us what
this hadith tells us about the connection between what we do and our hearts similar and extend to the last Howdy.
If you remember the Hadith about the white spot and the black spot that are deposited in the hearts, based on what we do, so you remember all of that the last 30 that's the last thing that we talked about. This Hadith also tells us about the connection on the deep connection between what we do, and our hearts because it tells us that what we do is received differently by our hearts, whether it is good or bad, our heart will react to it differently, which is something that we may not be aware of. But the heart We accept, perhaps to a differently. And it gives us an ability to decide on what to do next.
So that our sense of right and wrong based on what we do tells us what we can do next, should we proceed with this thing and do it because we are comfortable with it or should we refrain and stop doing it because we are uncomfortable with it. So it tells you really about again, that deep connection between what we do on the outside and how we are on the inside. First as a reception and second of all, as our decisions regarding what we can do with it Next, go ahead or not. Right. So that's clear, the shadow will become even clearer as as we talk about it in the law. So
the first thing here that comes to our mind when we read this hadith is that issue of
the fitrah meaning that innate nature that we have that Allah greeted us with, deposited in the heart of every single human being, whether they are now as adults, Muslims or non Muslims, every single being has that Fitzroy in their hearts and that city is created with the love of Allah subhana wa tada and with love for virtue and hatred, for the disobedience of Allah.
That is in every heart.
How do we know that because the messengers of Allah Allah you to sell them says kulu then you will have to allocate
every single newborn is born with this.
Right? And that ability to recognize a loss of power dialer, that ability inside of it, to recognize the truth is you are created with it. Whether now we maintain that fifth line that pure nature or not, that is something else because we can corrupt it.
corrupt that fitrah
that's why the prophets of the law he was sending them says later for Boo Hoo Hoo wee Danny oh you must sit on here we meant to say then it's his parents that make him take this religious path or that religious path, but initially he is born with that. You ask what is this fifth law? You want to even to be clear? He says yes. In another Hadith the prophets of Allah Allah your sentences qu o luden. EULA to Alan Miller.
Every newborn is born on the main level is this Mila Islam, every newborn is born on Islam.
So meaning that you will find your happiness when you are close to Allah subhana wa tada and you will be miserable when you are away from him. And your nest, right is always looking for a lot to satisfy it.
Right? It's always looking for a line, it's only a law that can satisfy it. And it's looking for Islam to satisfy it and use panela you see even you know, though people have different faiths and you know, opinions and all. There's something also universal about humanity, which is what we all do is always value virtue. Maybe not all types of virtue, but you look at honesty, universally valued. And it's not that you know, we've been socially constructed that we value honesty, no, this is really something that is deposited in us. Mercy, kindness universally valued right or wrong. If this was not something that has been done by a creator, you will find variations in it.
But universally we value and respect that and we react negatively to cruelty and unkindness, dishonesty cheating, but we run away from it, even though we might ourselves committed but we respect those who don't do these things. So Pamela something that is in the hearts of Allah subhana wa tada deposit that in us. So this is our fifth law.
And because our fifth law and the religion of Allah both come from the same source, they totally agree. We totally agree.
And disobedience of Allah subhana wa tada completely disagrees with our Fitts law, because this is not how Allah made us.
This would be like what
Bill or obedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala is like, you taking seeds and water to a fertile land, that fertile land is your heart.
That fertile land is your heart and the heart is ready, that land is ready. It just wants to grow something. So you bring in a lot of teachings, the student of the prophets of Allah, he was sitting down, right, and you put it in that plan. These are the seeds and the water, you put the seeds in and you put the water. And you notice the land is fertile, right? It's rich. And you notice that it gives you these beautiful plants with these beautiful trees. And then, as a consequence, these delicious and nutritious fruits, this is a man in the heart of the woman. There's total agreement, what you were waiting for, is these teachings from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And you are receptive,
you are more than ready, and they find their place naturally in it. And they interact naturally. And they produce this wonderful result. That's that's total agreement. Or if you want for instance, another example, right?
You go and you want to find a place to sit
and you try this chair, it doesn't work. You try this chair, it doesn't work you try this chair doesn't work. I'm uncomfortable until you find that perfect chair, that perfect fit that perfect. So forward, you sit and you say this is it. Right. So that seat inside your heart is waiting.
And that thing that will really fill it is allows religion
The opposite, which is sin and disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala will be the opposite. Let's say few examples just to illustrate, right? You know, you play this jigsaw puzzle where you have puzzles of a picture and you put them together. Right? Maybe not, it takes a lot of time.
But you know how sometimes you could be so frustrated and the people I'm just gonna jam these two pieces together because it's just fit I want to finish this. But if you try to jam them together and they don't fit, what happens
you may end up breaking the piece and it doesn't look nice and you didn't ever finish that puzzle
or like a machine
and you're trying to put it back together again and the pieces don't really fit and you try to jam them in. If you try to jam it and especially that machine is sensitive, you'll damage it.
Or at least it doesn't work. At least it doesn't work or works horribly. Same thing with the heart. You try to bring this center to a clean
Right, and you try to jam it in and to force it in and to force it in, doesn't really fit.
The heart doesn't like it. The heart projects that the heart has trouble with it. Even though we have shallow, right, we talked about shallow before, even though we have inclinations. But even though a person might do it, and they have this desire for it, but still, it doesn't sit well inside, I've done something terrible.
I have to ask a lot of forgiveness, I have to repent. So why do you feel that? Again, it's not just a matter of people's pressure, or this is how they taught me this is what society is, it's something more than that. Something that is inside and deep, that is calling you back to Allah Subhana Allah to Allah that Allah is telling you, hey, notice, I put this in your heart so that you could come back to me so that you would know that this is wrong. So this is one evidence that this is wrong, the feeling that you find in your heart,
if we want to take the example of that land sent to that land, that fertile land that is ready to receive a last message, sin would be like toxic waste,
like poison, you put it inside that land, and what happens to that land that is ready to produce, your heart is ready to produce my heart in your heart are ready to produce are ready to be close to Allah. But you put that poison in it and what happens to it starts dying, it can see that part of where you put that waste, it starts dying, getting poisoned, the longer you leave it, the more poisoned it becomes, then that poison spreads to the other plants. And it kills them. It kills the other Hydra Oh goodness that is in you. And it keeps spreading. And in that soil itself becomes in fertile, the can't grow anything in it, there's soil, right? That is in fertile, you can grow
anything it needs to be treated again, to make it through and receptive to plant growth. So this is the example of sin.
So going against Allah subhanho wa Taala in our life really steals the beauty from our life and steals the harmony of our soul, the harmony of our heart. And the only way that that can be destroyed can be restored, is if we go back to Allah subhana wa to Allah. That's the only thing that brings that harmony because Allah is the Creator of that harmony. We ask ourselves, why is it that only the obedience of a lower less guidance can help us? Because in my heart and in your heart, we have questions. The only one that can answer those questions, is Allah fully? Right? I as a human can, you know, make up some answers. But the only reason the person who can answer these questions
is Allah, Who created me, where am I going? What is my destiny? What works for me? What doesn't work for me? I can't answer these questions for you. only allows guidance can answer that question for you. Right? And we have in our hearts also needs and only Allah subhana wa Taala can fulfill that need in this specific proportion that your heart will need. Only Allah can do that. Right? How much home should I have? How much fear should I have? How much love should I have? What should I love? and appropriately? What should I stay away from? You can't learn that on your own another human being it's difficult for them to teach you that only Allah subhanho wa Taala can teach you that. And
finally, also Who is the one who had created happiness to begin with? How created peace to begin with? Allah subhana wa Tada. So it's natural to know, the creator of happiness will give you happiness, but when, when he's happy with you, and the creator of peace will give you peace but when right when you approach him desiring peace and so on. So why is it that I lack all of these things is because Allah Subhana Allah to Allah does not give it to me and I can only can get it through a laws, obedience, right being closed.
Now, the prophets of the law you see them define bear in a specific way, what you're comfortable with. Right?
Now, you'll find that there's also other definitions for
what Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Well, I cannot believe Amanita Kabir is the one who has capilla
Allah defines it like that, or Allah Subhana Allah says when I can and Bill Rahman Elena Villa, he will do me a favor manner you can see when Obi Wan Kenobi wouldn't have been
a lie, but there is no one who believes in Allah, and then the last day and the angels and the books and the prophets of Allah, etc, etc, to the end of it. So we're here can mean two things.
There can mean and also the definition of the Prophet inside Muslim and beautiful Hello, good character. So bear can really mean two things. There could mean how you interact with other people, your good character, the good manners that you have, this is better. So
Think we say do anything by the beer that you have to your parents how you should treat them. This is the beer, or one definition for the other definition of beer is as what we read in that area taqwa of Allah subhana wa to Allah or Eman And Allah Subhana, WA tada and all acts of obedience,
even in Alon his books in the angels and giving charity and cetera, et cetera. So Bill can mean this and Bill can mean that in English, you can translate it as virtue as righteousness.
So that definition that the prophets of the law he was in them gay for their, in our main Hadeeth, what you are comfortable with?
is one definition among several definitions, right? It's not the only definition of why am I saying this? Why am I emphasizing this? Because it could be that a person will read that Hadith about albedo is what you're comfortable with.
So they will think that, okay, whatever I am comfortable with, is right.
And whatever I am uncomfortable with is wrong. Period.
So, bear becomes a category for what I like and I dislike, period.
And it's more sin becomes a category for what I hate period, meaning that they will not have a definition of their own independent definition, they will only have an internal definition.
And it will, righteousness and sin wholly have an internal definition in our hearts, then we'll not only have one symbol Islam, do we, each one of us will have their own individual Islam, right.
You follow me? Right? That would be the wrong understanding of the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is not saying whatever you think is good for you is good for you.
And whatever you think is bad for you is bad for you, then where is the rest of the Sharia then? Where is the rest of the Koran? Or where is the rest of the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he's not saying that
will explain what he's saying. He's saying that when you are going to take the obedience of Allah subhanaw taala. Inside this is what's going to produce in your heart. And when are you going to take the disobedience of Allah subhanaw taala inside this is what is going to produce in your heart. Now that you start judging everything based on your own reaction,
right? And we can as humans and also as Muslim, sometimes we can take it to an extreme where we only make our hearts the judge of everything that we want to do. So for instance,
I feel that this is right. So it must be right.
Some humans will say that I feel that this is right in my heart deep inside, I feel that this is right. So I'm going to do it deep inside my heart I feel that this is wrong, so I'm not going to do it. Right.
Well, that's not the final judge.
The final judgement really,
is what Allah subhanho wa Taala revealed.
Because if we take our hearts resistance to something or acceptance of something, as the final judge,
then what happens if all the i's and all the ahaadeeth are Allah Subhana what Allah is telling us, as in this as well as the Integra who she
was and to a bushy overshadowing.
Perhaps you may like something and it would be bad for you. And perhaps you might hate something and it would be good for you. If only our emotional reactions are the criterion, then what do we do with this if this is telling us that sometimes you will like something and it is bad for you. Sometimes you will love something.
Right? Sometimes you will love something and it's bad for you something you will hate something and it is good for you.
Sometimes when we want to pray you will find heaviness in the heart sometimes right?
Sometimes you'll find the body is not helping.
So does that mean then based on my reaction that I shouldn't pray?
So why do we find that hesitation in our hearts or discomfort sometimes with whatever Allah subhana wa tada reveals
our own weakness, right? shortsightedness sightedness, right. It's our own sin pulling us down is the whispers of the shaytaan. It's our test in this slide that we have a desire and we have sometimes to overcome this desire. So we can just take the reaction of our heart as the final judge.
Why do sometimes Allah says don't do this thing. We feel that we want to do it
Because we have a shower. We have a desire, we have
The shaytaan pushing us.
Right. So again, our, our heart cannot be the final judge.
But what we should do is that if we know that this something is from Allah and clearly from Allah, and he wants it for us, or something is haram and it's clearly Haram, we have to take it despite internal resistance.
Take it despite internal resistance. And what will happen is that the things that you hate are difficult for you. When you struggle with yourself, Allah loves this, but I struggle with myself struggle with myself, that hardship that comes with Allah, obedience will decrease,
and then decrease. And the more that you struggle with yourself, the more that it will decrease and decrease until a person will reach a point where they will start loving it and find no hardship in it by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But it takes time. It takes time. You know, as some of the setup has said that our pious predecessors, he said, I struggled with myself to pray at night, 10 years or more,
or 20 years or more.
And the next 10 or 20 years, I enjoyed it.
I found the sweetness of the Sunnah. But look how hard he had to fight with himself. 10 years, right, where maybe every night you have to force yourself to stand up and pray and pray. And some days it will be easy, sometimes it will be very difficult, but you struggle with yourself and keep doing it and keep doing it. And the shaytaan one day is very weak and the shade down to some other day is very strong.
But you keep struggling with yourself and 10 years past or maybe 20 years past and then after that is that then I found the sweetness of that about that worship of Allah subhanaw taala. But it took a while. Right? And maybe that's what we need to do to keep at it to keep doing it. until Allah Subhana Allah grants us that sweetness, but see there, there is that resistance.
Or maybe there is something that we are addicted to something heroin that we are addicted to.
And here Allah subhanho wa Taala wants us to resist it and to keep resisting it, because we're attracted to it.
And there's love for it in our hearts. But the more that we try and keep trying and ask Allah for assistance, eventually that love will turn into hatred and repulsion. You would not want to do it on the next to it or to hear anything about it. Because why the love of Allah has already inhabited your heart and there is no place in it for that thing to corrupt it. Right? There's no space. There's no space at all.
And that is one of the benefits of loving Allah subhanho wa Taala and when you reach that level, you will be among those who Allah subhanho wa Taala said about them when I came in aloha had the illegal imana was a you know hopefully we can walk around a common crawl for su coleccion Ola ecohome Raja doon but Allah made a man beloved to you and beautified it made it beautiful in your hearts and he made disbelief great sin and all disobedience hate it to you.
We can reach we can reach that level but it needs struggle and also treatment of our hearts
send when it enters it's hard there's a an interesting saying by a blindness
or the Aloha.
And he said
it's more Howard Zulu
And what he means by that are the Allahu anhu is
you know how something nags you all the time inside your hearts and it doesn't settle. Remember that, that example we gave of that chair and you're looking for that comfortable chair. And that sin goes into your heart and tries this chair this chair this chair this chair and finds no place that is comfortable with and it keeps moving, keeps moving, keeps moving inside. This is my heart a piece of the profits Allison talks about it keeps moving in your heart
finds no comfortable place in sight. To apply though your heart is not ready for it. And there is no available seats so it keeps moving and moving and moving and moving. That's that nagging feeling that you have when you do something wrong. In the midst of your loved one.
He calls the towers Zulu sin leaves a cutting mark in the heart. It's like if you take a knife or anything sharp and you rub it on a surface, what does it leave scratches right?
And maybe sometimes if you keep rubbing it long in a groove inside, he says sin is like that. Right? It leaves a mark on your heart as it keeps going back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. It doesn't settle. So he says, is like that. Right? It doesn't settle. And it disturbs your heart and brings attention to it. And unhappiness. So it says, When you find that,
and your heart is actually healthy, that is a sign that this thing is wrong.
This is a sign that this thing is wrong. Okay, maybe inshallah, we'll take a couple of examples. But if the heart is black,
it won't be able to feel any of that.
Remember, the last headache that we talked about?
With the heart is filled with darkness and blackness. And it's unable anymore to distinguish right from wrong. That is a heart that is dead.
So the heart is dead or is almost dead. It can feel that anymore.
Right? That's why if someone comes and says, you know, you're talking about the universality of virtue, and universality of the hatred of sin, I don't find that
I do the sin, I feel nothing. I'm fine with it. I disobey Allah and I feel nothing and I'm fine with it.
The what's the problem then? Is it with what Allah Spano done and his prophets, Ali Salim said, No, the problem is with your heart, because your heart is either dead or about to.
Or at least, that part of it that is supposed to sense that this is wrong, is numb is very numb, doesn't feel anything, right. When you take drugs, you don't feel anything. So you don't feel any regrets or any remorse. Because that part of the heart is dark. You don't feel any regret that you are not obeying Allah subhanaw taala, because that part of the heart is not alive.
So a heart that is dead is unable to tell right from wrong. So it cannot benefit from this Howdy.
To follow me, a heart that is dead cannot benefit from the decided and says virtue is what I'm comfortable with. And sin is what I'm comfortable with.
In fact, it could be the opposite for that person, whatever you're comfortable with. Don't do it. Because your fifth law had been turned upside down. Right? as some people have said, or some of the seller had said that. What are you confused about something you don't know if you should do it or not? See what your desire is telling you do the opposite.
It's like think you're confused about should I do this? Or should I not? And this is not like a formula for everything. But an example some advice, you know, should I do this or not, he said, find your your house is and do the opposite, because it's likely that your house is on the wrong path. So that type of heart is on the wrong path. So he doesn't know right from wrong. So it can't use that argument and it cannot use that heading, you have to purify your heart and cleanse it, then only you will be able to know right from wrong. The sicard also we talked briefly about the sicart last time, the sicart is what that has both darkness and lightness in it. Right? Both darkness and lightness in
it. That heart has some access to light, some access to the truth, but that is also mixed with sin.
So this heart has limited ability to tell right from wrong.
Limited. It's not that he has no ability, but limited ability based on what well how much light do you have? And how much darkness do you have? How much a man Do you have and how much hypocrisy you have, then you will be able to tell right from wrong based on what you have in sight. But again, you have limited ability.
So who has the full ability to tell right from wrong?
Which heart has the full ability to tell right from wrong?
The clean heart
the heart that has been cleansed, the sound heart had been cleansed from disease had been transformed and be cleansed from the dominating love of someone other other than Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and Allah subhanaw taala is the most important one in it. That is the heart that benefits most from this body.
Right? And again, let me emphasize it's not saying that for this heart, let's do away with the shediac Let's do away with the Quran. Let's do away with the Sunnah. Just follow your heart. That's not what it's saying. But in specific circumstances, you can use your heart
to say to give us an example where even a cleansed heart can make a mistake.
I'll tell you I'll give you an example.
And that is a very important example. remember the time when the profits the loss
was sending him was negotiating the truce of a baby
And they put on all these conditions that a lot of the Sahaba thought were unfair.
And they were really disappointed because they just wanted to perform. And enter Mecca, they had this love for that place, and love for that sacred mosque over there. So they denied that. And on top of that, right, all of these conditions that they did not like and thought that they could do better, and the Prophet accepted all of it.
And you had a lot of the Sahaba even senior Sahaba coming to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and saying, How can we accept this?
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is saying, This is from Allah xojo. And Allah will never let us down.
And oma among, you know, the Sahaba, who even after he spoke to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went to record all the alojado. And he said the same thing, how can we accept this, still, his heart could not accept all the low on that judgment. It was very difficult for them, it's really was a strong, severe test. But Allah was testing the believers and unbelievers at that moment. So they're their hearts were cleansed, and pure. These are the best of the helmets, a lot of you are using them, yet in some judgments, the heart will fail you.
So you can say,
out subject all the commands of Allah and His Prophet sallallahu wasallam to my heart, no, sometimes they will come with something that your heart will not understand and sometimes will resist. So even if you have a cleanse, tar,
so here we have to take and be receptive to that everything that Allah has said, everything that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had said, has to be accepted. That's actually what it means to have some power. This is what it means. That who is the judge of your heart? Who is the hacking is Allah
is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, not myself, not my opinion, not my shower, not my desire. It's Allah as the desert condition for having a sound heart. Whatever Allah tells me, I'm listening to whatever law tells me not to do I'm going to run away from that is a definition of a sound heart. When you have resistance in my heart and your heart, no, I'm going to put my personal opinion before that's not a sound heart anymore.
I'm going to put my desire before your desire is, you know, is greater than the love of Allah. That's not a sound heart anymore. My intellect comes before what Allah I know that Allah has told me
that is not a sound heart.
That is a lot that still needs to be treated, and still needs to be cleansed.
But when can you use it? If you have a cleanse tart, you can use it in ambiguous matters. Ambiguous matters, like we talked about them, right? And with the shabbiha.
narrows matters that are not clear or the right or the wrong.
So you receive these ambiguous matters. And really, there is no reliable scholar around to ask him, is this valid? Or is this and there is no evidence and you don't know.
At that point, your heart could be one of the strongest guides to tell you, if you should do this or not consult your heart.
If your heart is unbiased, and it's clean, consult your heart. And your heart will tell you.
In ambiguous matters.
Or maybe sometimes when you receive a federal law,
and the search word is just doesn't sit well with you. And again, the condition is what you need to be what?
And bias, right? And you don't have power in this issue. It's not like I want really want it to be heard that I hear that it's hard on it says this, this just really doesn't sit well with me. Of course, it doesn't sit well with you and me, I already have a preference. I already want it to be highlighted. They're telling me it's how long Of course it's not going to sit well with me. If you are actually unbiased meaning if Allah says this, I will follow it. It doesn't matter what. And you get this network, and it just really doesn't sit well with you.
And sometimes it's because the person is unreliable or sometimes the person is reliable. But people make mistakes, right people sometimes even the animal can make a mistake, so it just doesn't sit well with you. So that might be an indication that you need to take this matter and get a second opinion and consult what other scholars of Islam have said about this. Right as some of us have assessed it tacos in Latin, Hakim, be aware of the mistake of the wise person or the very knowledgeable person. The thing that when he says it, everybody says What is this?
So even the wise person, the person who has a man, the person who has and can sometimes make a mistake
Take. So if your heart reacts like that to it, maybe it's an indication of saying, Let me see what other scholars have said. And what is the evidence over there so I can follow it better.
But mostly, and the easiest way that you will find it, it is in ambiguous matters. And Lima Rahim Allah used it when he was talking with his help of Nova Hawaii, both of them are scholars.
And he was talking about how he was consulting with him about a particular matter.
And he's telling him, I'm not finding evidence for it, and this and that, he says, How do you find your heart? This is really uncomfortable with it. He says, Don't take it, don't accept it. And if Howard
leaves a mark in the heart, if your heart is uncomfortable with it, don't adopt that opinion.
So he used it by Motorola. And it can be used in those circumstances. But I want to distinguish between it and what's what's right. You know, what was was there is whispers from the shade bond, meaning that maybe you go to Ireland.
And he tells you No, this is halala. This is an obligation or this is haram. Here's the evidence is something clear. But the she thought comes in this happens with some of us more than others. Some comes and whispers whispers No, maybe there's something wrong, maybe there's something wrong, maybe there's something wrong. Don't pay attention to that. Right? This is like a person who, you know, some people have that
illness, you may call Do you know that you finish your order, but then when you finish your order, you say maybe I forgot something? It's incomplete. No, there's something wrong with it, you go, you do it again. And then you finish, then you do it a third time and you finish you know, some people will do that right. And they keep doing it and doing it and do again, it becomes such a burden that they stopped praying.
But stop praying is really to them. It's really a burden I could never make will do and be satisfied with it can never really make Salah I forgot something, they repeated, repeated, repeated and repeated. That's from the whispers of the chiffon by the way. That's something that needs to be treated. And the treatment for it is don't pay attention to any of this. Don't pay attention to it. If just do your will do do your best. And then go and pray. Pray, do your best and then finish this is it. That's that's the treatment, ask Allah for protection, and to guard you from the whispers of the shaitaan. But don't pay attention to any of that was wasa and proceed. And the shaytaan
eventually, you know, by your, by your insistence and struggle and sincerity will
stop. But this is what's what's so we're not talking about what's what's the discomfort that you find in heart and your heart. We're not talking about what suicide, but genuine feeling of discomfort about this particular fatwa. And here the Prophet sallallahu Sallam again, is not talking about disregard whenever a person tells you whatever he tells you here sallallahu wasallam. He's talking about people who give a federal who are not qualified to give a federal
or they give you a fatwa. And you know that this thing is wrong. They made a mistake did not study the situation where you will, you know, in your heart that this is wrong. So a person pronouncement, this is how that doesn't make a teller, right? You follow what I'm saying? A person pronouncement Oh, this is hilarious. does not make it helpful if you know that it is hot.
Now, I want to talk in sha Allah a little bit about the disease of the heart in sha Allah before we leave.
And you know, last time I've talked about two types of diseases of the hearts, I hope you remember them.
talks about two types of sickness, tolerable fit and sore are two types of sickness. And the disease of the heart also can be divided into those two types.
We said one in belief in one in action, and one in shubho had doubts and suspicions about what you believe to be the truth. And the other one is doubts about Shahada in your desire by the cravings that you have for this dunya
So, we remember this inshallah. So,
what I want to say about these types of diseases is that they are connected,
they are connected, how are they connected? So one of them can lead to the other?
How does one of them lead to the other? This is when a person has weakness or sickness in trouble.
There is their belief about Allah subhana wa Tada. And what he said is not certain they have doubts, they have suspicions. When that is the case, in general, their heart is weaker.
Right? That's what the meaning of a sickness of a limb or a sickness of body is that the body or the heart or that limb is weak. So a sickness and belief a sickness that is doubt or suspicion.
means that the conviction of the heart and its certainty
And so as a result of that the actions of the heart, meaning the love for Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, trust in Him reliance on him sincerity etc, etc also be weak.
Does that make sense? because these things are all are related, if a person has for instance down, does ally exist or not, or has dealt about really the existence of Allah or the wisdom of Allah subhana wa tada he can fully trust Allah
has doubts about that Allah subhanho wa Taala hears his he can have really to work alone Allah is the worker will be damaged.
So any such suspicion or doubt damages the actions of your heart, your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when that is damaged, the heart is weaker in its fight against desires.
So when a desire comes, the heart is already weak, it will accept it easily.
And the opposite is also true. If the heart is infected with the other type of disease with is the disease of Shahada of desire, that means also that the resolve of the heart has been weakened, the actions of the heart are weak.
And because the actions of the heart are weak, the love of Allah is weaker reliance on him your trust in Him is weak. That can translate later into suspicions on doubts. Let's take two examples.
A person who
doubts that alcohol is prohibited
Isn't he more likely to be the person who drinks alcohol.
Because if you are convinced that alcohol is haram, and this is stable in your heart, you'll stay away from it the result of your heart is 100%. That this is haram and I will not approach it.
If you start doubting it, you listen to someone he said, You know this evidence and that evidence of this judgment and that judgment and that you got totally confused. Alcohol is just one example. Otherwise, we have hundreds of them. Just one example. So if he confuses you about alcohol, then it's not Haram, possibly not Haram. And presumably I don't have to avoid it. At least I don't have to stay so far away from it. Maybe I can. Now you're closer to doing right or wrong. Right.
And the opposite is also true. A person let's say for instance, who loves to commit Zina fornication,
and is used to it used to it used to be addicted to it.
He has no resolve in his heart to stop it.
And it's a loss of power to Allah and His relation to the relationship with Him somewhat damaged.
If he really likes this sin,
He can move on to start questioning whether it's hot or not. Because if I really like it so much, and I don't want to stop, I don't want it to be hot. Why would allow me to turn around anyway. Right? And maybe he meant something else? And maybe and maybe and maybe and that's how you find a lot of the people who are questioning, you know, the basics in Islam should How did they come to the extent to the point where they're questioning the really obvious things in Islam?
explicit in the Quran and the Sunnah, there's a jump on them, how did it happen this way, this didn't happen again, overnight, it built to it by their hearts built or were built into that decision. They love that sin, the practice that Cindy continued to live with it, and now they want it to adjust their life to it. And they cannot adjust to something that they know is how long so it must turn into something.
And again, they will argue with it with you.
Till Allah knows when you can never be convinced again, because it's not a matter of
cerebral conviction, you know, intellectual conviction, it's a matter of I want this to be true, or I want this to be false. So this is the problem is that if there's a sickness in one part of the heart and infects the rest
of the sickness into heart, it turns into shaohua and Shahada turns into chahat. So, this is why you have to avoid both of them otherwise, the heart is very weak. And when the heart is very weak, like if your body is very weak, right, you know, like if you are suffering from a little bit of cold, you just drink a little bit of cold water what happens to you you become even more sick, right? Because why your immunity has been already compromised, you already sort of partially sick, a little bit of you know, cold Greece will put you in bed, right? But a healthy person during this a that it doesn't matter why my health is fine.
So if your heart or My heart is sick, the smallest shubha
The smallest shower that will send to this person's way, kills them,
or infects them, or defeats them.
Whereas if you take that same influence and you put it to a healthy person, a healthy heart, it doesn't matter to them.
there are also a different type of division, let's say of the diseases of the heart. And I also want to talk about and talks about it, and I think it's useful. He says, that diseases of the heart can be divided into two.
The first is the severe kind,
the hard to treat kind,
the really dangerous kind.
And the other one is less dangerous, but oddly enough, more noticeable.
Whereas the first one is not so easily noticeable. What is the first kind, he said, the first guy is the disease of ignorance. And the sheep who had the doubts and the Shahada desires of this world, he says, that's the first time this is best, the most severe one.
And treatment for that can only be provided by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam ignorance, right? I don't know anything. Who's cooking teach you about Allah, about what he wants from you except Allah azza wa jal, no one else can teach you
shubo hat who can sort of satisfy the doubts that you have the questions that you have, except Allah xojo
shallotte your desires who can tell you, this is good for you. But all of these things are wrong, who can tell you that emphatically with certain knowledge, except Allah zodion that's it is this the only treatment for these diseases comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the doctors are the prophets of Allah, you have to go to them to treat you. And that is the most severe one cannot be treated by anybody else. But oddly enough, people don't notice these things.
Because the heart is distracted. For the most part, people don't notice these things. They notice other types of diseases that I will talk about, but that type of disease, the heart does not notice that it is ignorant, because it's already ignorant.
And the heart doesn't notice, right, that it is suffering under those desires. And under those doubts Why? Because it goes on and it drowns itself with and distracts itself with the world around it.
So yeah, something is not right inside. But I will talk to this person, and I will go outside and I will buy this thing, and I will play with that thing, and so on and so on and so on and keep myself busy all the time. And your heart is screaming, but the more that your heart screams The more you say, oh, take this, and do not take this right or not take this. So the heart is drowning in all of these
treatments, but they're not in fact, treatments. They are temporary, temporary relief. Right? temporary relief.
But the heart as soon as like a drug, you give it a drug. And the heart soon wakes up from it and you give it another drug and then another drug and then another drug.
The other type of illnesses that he talks about are the ones that we knew, and everybody else notices, sorrow, fear, depression, anger, it says everybody notices this. And this you can treat with medicine that has come from Allah subhanho wa Taala and His Prophet sallallahu wasallam. Or you can treat it with
types of medicine that are that are common sensical, based on your experience. So if you are bored, what do you do? You talk to people, that's a kind of medicine, right? you're depressed? What do you do you talk to a person who had had the same experience, you know, that could take your depression or the cause of your depression away.
So there is these things can be treated. If you understand yourself, you understand your society, you understand your weaknesses and your strengths, etc, etc. But the full treatment lies still in the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because you really don't know if that treatment is the right treatment or not, for instance, onboard. Okay, what should I do? Go talk to people, if a lot doesn't tell you what you should talk about how you should select these friends, you'll talk to everybody. And you think that you're actually treating your boredom. In fact, you're inviting more illness by the influence that they are bringing in your hearts. Oh, you know what, let's go and do
this one thing, you know, you'll have a lot of fun, you're bored and you don't know what to do. You don't know any better to go and do it. So you had your suffering from one side of it.
Unless you sought medication over there, they added an illness to your illness.
Because you don't know.
So you can use these what he calls natural treatments, but you need a less guidance to tell you how to use them and better than all of that is to use them with the religious treatments. But you go to the first one to the first one, the most severe disease of the heart and the only treatment that you will find is with Allah subhanho wa Taala as prophets Allah lives and he says the hearts are dead and that's why they don't feel it that's why they don't feel it the pain that the heart has
the last thing that I wanted to say and I don't know if we I think we have a couple of minutes inshallah.
There was a nice saying from today
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It says hearts are four kinds. It says the first kind is a two faced heart. And this is the heart of the hypocrite
that is inclined to one, but not the other. So the hypocrite has two phases, right? So meaning it is inclined in one direction, but it shows that it favors the other. This is the heart of the hypocrite
and an in rat heart.
And this is the heart of the disbeliever by the heart that had been sealed, there's a barrier that is covering it. I don't use enough. So this is the heart of the disbeliever and a cleansed heart as if there is indeed a radiant plant in sight.
That's the heart of the belief. So he says he likened the heart of the believer to a heart that is cleansed clean, and there's a radiant plant inside. So not only is it clean, there's light come out of it.
And then the heart that has both hypocrisy and faith in it. This is the sick heart.
Like that of an ulcer that is supplied with blood and pus. And like a tree that is watered with polluted water and fresh water, whichever one of the two waters is more was the heart.
So the last part is one of the one that I really want to emphasize. He says it's like an ulcer, you know what an ulcer is by. And he says this also has to has two supplies to it, pus and blood, meaning that he wants to say blood is good pus is bad.
Or he says that it is like a tree. And it's supplied with two types of water like clean water and a polluted water that is feeding that tree. So whichever one of the two is more, the tree would belong to that camp. That cleansed water is more than the disease or the polluted water it will be I believe in heart.
But if more of the other type of water is more, that polluted water is more it will be at the heart of hypocrite.
So these are the four types of the heart the hypocrite complete hypocrite done, the Catholic done, the cleansed harm
done. What is terrifying is that what remains after this is a heart that has both word hypocrisy and emotion in it.
That's what's terrifying hypocrisy and email. And these images are very useful.
Because you can imagine your heart being supplied by these two streams. There is good water coming your way, coming from a clean river and there is polluted water and you can you know yourself and I know myself better than anyone else. You know the source of that clean water. And you know the source of that polluted water in your heart and in my heart we know.
We know where it's coming from. So it's saying that it is now up to you. You allow more of that clean water inside your heart really the heart of the believer. you neglect your heart and you let more of that polluted water inside.
Meanwhile, you're thinking I'm thinking I have email but you let more of that polluted water inside and your heart is closer to the heart of the hypocrite.
So what do you do to save yourself for me to save ourselves? You allow what
the Clean Water
inside and you nourish that Eman tree, you nourish it, and you take care of it. So that eventually it will become a cleansed heart. The problem is that we keep supplying it
and it keeps struggling with that other source.
And that is the source of our tension in our life right that tree cannot really fully grow. It grows when you come to the students about to bear fruit then we leave the masjid and we go somewhere else and do some other stuff. And then the fruit falls and it's sick.
Right so the more that we commit by the will of Allah subhanho wa Taala to the right source the more that we will see the fruits of a man growing on that tree and the less the more that we will keep struggling with a tree that is not giving fruit
and we then we complain what have what's happening to my man why is it that I'm not seeing this? Where is the love of Allah where's the sweetness of a man How am I not finding you know for sure insula concentration and solid sweetness when I pray sweetness when I make dua Why am I not doing this? Because part of the heart is not ready part of the heart is numb part of the heart is dark part of the heart is being supplied by that polluted water. Stop it
that's the that's the solution for it. Stop it.
So hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen This is the explanation for today's Hadith. Mohammed on for listening and for your attention. And if you have questions by the way, we do have time for questions. So let me know if you have any questions. If not on air, then inshallah after we turn off the camera you can ask me and if your question is good, we can share it with other people. inshallah when we meet next time, and the same thing you know goes for the sisters, if you have questions you can send them to us. And if not, just let me know when if a group of you is interested, I can meet up with you upstairs and you can ask me the questions that you're interested in. Just knock them
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