Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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So Bismillah would hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah while early or cibecue or Salaam
inshallah we're going to do a lecture inshallah today focused on the topic of taqwa. And then afterwards inshallah we'll have q&a about the heart therapy book, introduction and Hadith number one, the parts are not related, but they could be interested, interesting for you, if you have the time inshallah to join us for both, if not, at least the first part inshallah should be sufficient Billa sufficiently short, that is going to be about 20 minutes or show me a ninja. So, when we're talking about tawakoni, on Allah zodion, we're talking about email.
That is, there is no if you think about it, you cannot have a man without what code or Java code without email. And one is obvious. So you cannot have to walk without a man you can trust a lot as a surgeon, and we'll explain what it means. You can trust Allah rely on him without actually believing in him. That's true. But also it's the other way around. That is if you believe in Allah, that belief in Allah the full belief in Allah requires necessitates that you shouldn't have to work on him. So what is telco need? To work cool as I translated in English here means relying on your trust.
loveless explains, so explain it, that is, when you need someone or need something you look for what is going to fulfill your need. So if you are sick, what do you look for? Look for a doctor. If you want to build your home, what do you look for an architect and a construction company? If you are having a legal problem, what do you look for you look for a lawyer, if you have a problem with your car you look for in a candidate. Now you don't understand how they're going to solve your problem. You don't know the details, they have the expertise. So what you tell them is, I trust you, I need you, I know that you have the tools that I need to solve my problem, hey, solving my problems. So
you rely on them. And you rely on them because you trust them. So rely on some trust, they go together, you can't rely on someone that you don't trust. So they go together. So reliance on Allah Zoo engine is to trust Him, and then requires that you believe in and also that you rely on him in fulfilling your needs. Now, when we talk about tokens today, token is something that we need all the time, but especially in these circumstances that we find ourselves in, we need more of it. That is we need more of our trust in Allah xojo and we need more reliance upon him tapana who
see as adversity any adds any economic or what have you, or any health adversity like the one that we're in at this moment. When it comes and overtakes a country, it exposes its weaknesses, if you've seen that series, see, for instance, if you have a political dysfunction, it comes to the surface when there's adversity moreso if there is a problem with healthcare, it comes to the surface to the forefront when you have an adversity like this one more so than normal times. So it exposes deficiencies in societies or in countries. But it does the same thing with us. Whenever we are faced with an affliction. It exposes our weaknesses. in normal circumstances, we don't see it. But under
affliction under adversity, we begin to feel our shortcomings. We start looking for what, who I can rely on? What do I believe in? Who can save me, we panic. We experience depression, we experience grief. Now, even in normal circumstances, we have those things. But when there is a stress, it exasperates when there's a stress, it adds to our
ordeal, let's say or add adds to our deficiency, it just exposes more and more of it. And so we find ourselves needing and asking the following questions. What can I turn to? How can I restore stability and tranquility to my life? If I get sick? Who will save me? If I die? What will happen to me? So all these questions need an answer. And if I don't have a reservoir of email,
if I don't have that reservoir of email,
I won't be answered to be able to answer those questions. In fact, I'll collapse under that pressure. That pressure that extra weight of there is the possibility that you're going to lose your job and not have enough money and be sick and lose your life and you won't be able to feed your family that constant barrage of attacks of whispers and uncertainties. I will collapse under it. So if I was suffering under normal
Circumstances build up because of depression or anxiety. Under these stressful circumstances, I'll suffer even more and maybe maybe collapse. That's why I will need to rediscover what it means to have a man and what it means to have to work with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Just like someone else told me, this could be a silly example. But like someone who cannot walk, but you need a cane, or you need crutches. So you need something to lean on, right? Something to help you to be able to continue moving forward. So what is this thing?
The most helpful remedy that can take care of us this day is a lot as ordered and trusting him and relying on him somehow know what that is. And as we said, It is about our email. So Allah says that it says, while I'm alive, but don't get in control, more meanings have reliance upon Allah. If you have email, if your email is high, your token will be high. If we find that our token is weak, then our email is weak. So so so how do I know that my token is weak? I panic, and I'm afraid. And when I'm afraid, then I panic. And I worry so much about the future so much. And it's giving me headache and making me sick. I found nothing in me nothing in my email to answer these anxieties, that means
that my work is weak. I don't trust a lot of soldiers sufficiently, it doesn't mean that you're not going to be afraid when you hear scary news, the unpredictable unpredictability of the future, even the present, it doesn't mean that you're going to get scared, but it means that you face that anxiety with a an answer that's coming from a man and based on email. So when you have that answer, that means that means that your token is high, when you don't have that answer, and you're looking left and right for for help and support, and you find none. And you don't turn to Allah. So then we understand that our token is weak. So our goal is tied to our Eman and our email is type two or two.
How do I increase my token by increasing my email in general by increasing my practice by increasing my knowledge of what Allah azza wa jal is, this is how my email increases. And you will find that in Surah Al Fatiha
we constantly asked a lot of soldiers for assistance when we say yeah can I will do what ya can stay in it is you alone that we worship, and it is you alone that we ask for assistance. That's why SWAT Al Fatiha is so special. That is why Allah as urgent because of all the meanings that are in it Allah is that and asked us to keep repeating it every time we stand before Him subpoena with data because it has the most important the
most important, one of the scholars have said he said I thought about what would be the most useful to have that I can make.
To Allah xojo What could it be? So he says I couldn't find anything more useful than asking Allah to assist me to worship him well, and I found that out to be in the fact of how he can stay.
So that isn't affecting her so when we say what yeah can sustain it is you alone, that we asked for help?
Why is it that we're asking a lot alone for help meaning no one else, even though others can help me?
Why is it that the prophets on the lower end you were sending them said we're either self defense Allah, or either stand the fester in Binda. If you want to ask ask Allah, if you want to seek assistance secrets from Allah zildjian Why am I asking Allah alone
and seeking assistance from Allah alone.
There's a reason for that.
Because if you ask somebody else, the human like you even if they have more power,
and your heart starts relying on them.
It's fine to trust but we will start hard and starts relying on them, then your heart will be captivated enslaved by unique to them, you will be inferior to them, you will be reliant on them and part of your heart will be enslaved. And that udia that we talked about that should be only for Allah xeljanz submission. That should be only for Allah as that part will be given to another human being you'll feel submissive to them.
You can see a signs of that submission. Meaning if you need someone to say that they're giving you money, your employer or somebody who's assisting you and you really need them, you will be able to tell them that they're wrong when they are wrong. You won't be able to speak the truth to them because you're afraid that you're going to anger them and if they're angry, they will withdraw their support. So that is part of your submission to them.
So when you need someone you're always submission, you're always reliant on them and that rely
takes away from your reliance on Allah azza wa jal. So things in this world are always competing for our attention competing for our reliance competing for our heart. So if you have reliance on Allah, then you're not going to need anybody else. Heart wise, you're not going to need anybody else. Even though after you rely on a lot, a surgeon completely, you'll still go to the doctor, that doesn't mean that you stopped going to the doctor, you'll still go to the doctor, and you'll still tell the doctor, I have this and that with me, and the doctor is going to give you a medicine. And he will take that medicine and you'll go home, and you'll take it. But you're not going to rely on that
medicine, that medicine is simply the means the way and only the way, the channel by which the blessing of Allah is going to flow to you. That's it. But it's not the medicine that's going to cure you. It is Allah who cures you.
And that's difficult to maintain the any difficult at times, let's say I to distinguish between Oh, am I taking the medicine trusting the medicine? Or am I taking the medicine trusting the Lord of the medicine, the creator of the medicine? Yes, the medicine has qualities in it. The medicine has chemicals in it, that interact with things in your body and make you better by the will of Allah zildjian but that is key by the will of Allah, it apps by the will of Allah and it can stop acting by the will of Allah. So everything that is happening happening because of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
That's why my reliance is not on the doctor. My reliance is not on the medicine. My reliance is not on the attorney or somebody who had promised to help me. I see them acting Yes, but behind them, Allah azza wa jal is moving them a lot. As Odin is directing them, Allah is guiding them. And if Allah wishes they will stop. And if Allah wishes, they'll continue.
One of the things that our code will give you is complete reliance on Allah.
And you will, it will take any fear that you have
towards or from humanity.
So in the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says, he says and know if everyone on this earth is one of the one of the stem out of all people on this earth, you need to bring you a benefit, they will not be able to if Allah decides otherwise. And if all of them unite to harm you, they will not be able to do so if Allah decides otherwise.
And I want you to understand here that our code, and the strength than this will give to you once you understand this. A lot here is not asking his slaves His servants to be foolish. It doesn't mean that what cool means go out and fight your enemy without any weapons. No, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam didn't do this. And we need to understand here, the important balance between having to what put on a lot and taking the ASVAB
I can, I'm not going to become a seeker of knowledge simply by wishing to become a seeker of knowledge, a knowledgeable person. Okay, the information is not going to simply enter my mind because I wish it to, I'm not going to get to have kids simply by wishing them without getting married, it's not going to happen. I'm not going to be able to farm my land, if I don't buy the seeds and put them inside the land, it's not going to happen if I don't want to my land, no seeds are going to grow. So Allah has tied consequences to their means in this world. Meaning that if I want the consequences, I need to follow the means I need to follow the path but still at the same
time observing and believing that no plant is going to come out of this earth, no child, I will have no child I will have no health and cure from a disease unless Allah decides it. So here, no one is going to fight any battle without taking precautions. The prophet SAW, listen, we used to do this he would have an armor he would have a weapon. He defend himself your plan for the battle. But once he does this, what does he do? He supplicate to Allah azza wa jal as if he didn't do anything.
So in the Battle of better, what did he do? He planned for everything, strategy and this and that. But then the whole night he's a lot he was in them was praying to Allah, Allah, if these people won't be defeated, you're not going to be worshipped on the face of Islam. repeatedly, repeatedly, repeatedly. That's what he said. They say you're called on Allah after you do all the ASVAB all the means will be as if you have done nothing.
As if you thought you knew praying to Allah to cure you as if you did not take any medicine, or no surgery scheduled or the doctor is not good. It's not going to be that but it's your reliance. And your trust is an ally surgeon. So going back to that headache when he says
If all people on this earth decide to benefit you, they won't be able to
imagine how many people on this earth or in your neighborhood, if you want to just, you know, bring it down to an observable scale. How many people live in your neighborhood, or in your city, it could be hundreds or 1000s, it could be millions. This is an all of them decide that they're going to buy you something they won't be able to, unless Allah decides, or all of all of them decide that tomorrow, God forbid you and Allah forbid that they want to kill you. They won't be able to
imagine if you have that belief in your heart, who do you trust? Who do you pray to? Who would you be afraid of? Who are you? Who would you be hopeful of? It's a lot as though Did you would look at people as what nothing.
Because a lot of zodion is behind when they're doing. That is the kind of debacle that we need, all the time. And we need in these times, specifically, er, can I stay in, we need help from you. A lot of them that says, Well, me, you know what, go on the line.
If you have to walk on a line, he will suffice you.
He will be enough for you then meaning you will not need anything or anyone else beyond him. If you need something, he'll bring it to you. He'll facilitate. But initially inside, you will be surprised, you'll be complete. You won't feel that you're afraid. You're not feeling worried. Why? Because you haven't you are trusting the one who has everything.
The one who has everything? Why does the work on Allah, especially in these circumstances help. Because when you trust Him, you're trusting the one who has all power, more power than all the experts have
more power than all the people who are working on a vaccine for power that everyone was, all the economists has all power. And he knows the future more than anyone else. And he knows what's going to happen in it. And he is the one who can protect you, I can put on a mask, I can wash my hands. I can distance myself from other people, so they don't infect me or if I am sick, don't infect them. I'm doing all these things. But I realized that if a lot once I can become sick, or if a loved ones, I could be exposed and not become sick, or I could carry the virus, but it cannot hurt me.
What I want to say here is not to become reckless, but to say that it's not simply what I'm doing. There is someone who's above all of this law zildjian. So if I hear a piece of bad news or
bad forecast, or the economy is not going to open until will they hired me on that? Will I get my job back or not? Will I get my benefits or not? Will I be able to feed my kids or not?
I can either surrender to this onslaught of bad news. And it's going to cost me so much stress and anxiety is an indicator, eat up, eat away at my work code and trust in Allah as urgent or I can push back and say, Well, I'm in debt. But in front of the other line in this squad, there is no living creature on this earth except that its provision is guaranteed. But Allah can say that which is in the Quran, which is a promise from Allah, that every provision for every living being is guaranteed by Allah. And I will say that, I'll trust him Subhana Allah to Allah.
And Allah will provide, I'll do my best I'll work, I'll look for a job, I'll do this. And I'll do that when I know that
Allah zodion will cover that area that I cannot control
will take care of that area that is beyond my means. So I don't have to worry anymore. The only thing that I need to do is what? Just take care of what I can do. That's it. I can't worry about tomorrow, because tomorrow is not in my hands, I can plan.
And so panela your plans could materialize or maybe they won't. But I should recognize that I don't control tomorrow. And if I don't control Tomorrow, I will not worry about tomorrow I will worry about something that it may happen. Unlike what I'm worried about. I'm worried that it's going to be terrible tomorrow. And I realized that a lot I decided otherwise why worry about it.
And if it's going to be a trying time, a difficult time, then I know that if I trust him remember that a a woman yet aka ally Who is the one who relies on a lot alone will be enough for him. And no, that alone will be enough for me enough for me in what way in every possible conceivable way. That is if tomorrow times are going to be harder and I need to be more patient and I trust Allah he'll make me more patient. If my body needs to be stronger and I've trust Allah, really trust him. My body will be stronger if I need more income
Tomorrow and I really trust Allah as though he did, he will give me the income that I need, because he promised that he will do that.
So I give my full trust to Allah as a surgeon more than I trust, a good working government more than I trust a good doctor, see, once the doctor says, if you are sick, if we are sick, and the doctor a good doctor says, I've accepted you as my patient, and we can treat your illness, don't worry, you'll feel complete relief hamdulillah now you've got an end, the doctor is good, the treatment is there, no need to worry anymore.
It's not possible. And it shouldn't be that I trust this doctor more than the creator of that doctor. The doctor only knows what he knows, or she knows. And they can do what they can do only because of Allah. So and I ended up trusting that doctor more than Allah, so
Allah has the cure of every disease known and unknown,
with a known treatment and unknown treatment. So I trust this doctor more than I trust a law surgeon
I trust my employer, he calls me and he says, We will always have a job for you. If hamdulillah and it's good news, that's not a bad news. But he said him the law and you feel secure. But you don't feel as secure with a lost promise when he says we have the risk ready for you.
So I trust a man, a person more than I trust the creator of this person. And this person not to make you anxious. But this person, he could change his mind later, right? He could die later, he could lose his business leader.
So I'm trusting this person with all the possibilities and negative possibilities.
But I don't trust a lot as a surgeon and there are none. No negative possibilities at all.
That's why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said he says if you only trust Allah rely on him have to walk will on him like the birds. He will give you like he gives the birds they leave their nests in the morning hungry and they come back late afternoon, for
now, where do the birds work? who employs them? What benefits do they have? They don't have any? What do they have? They have to work put on a lot.
And again, please It doesn't mean you should quit your job doesn't mean you should stop planning. It doesn't mean you should quit school. It doesn't mean any of that plan. Because the birds what do they do they leave they leave the nest, they fly out? What are they looking for food. So there is this effort that they put out.
But who guarantees that they will find that food?
No guarantees? Oh no, there is there is what is that guarantee Allah has guaranteed it. And then based on that guarantee which Allah had instilled in them, they have that faith in them. And we have it in us if we just wake up and we read the book of Allah because of that fits right in them. They just fly because they believe that Allah provides for them and they find the food and they come back for.
So if you trust Allah, he'll be enough for you. He'll provide for you, he'll protect you, He will guide you, He will take away your pain, he will bring you out of darkness into the light, he will give you whatever you want. Let's just put it at that. If you trust Allah, and fully rely on him, and increase this trust in Him, He will give you whatever you want, whatever benefits you have,
of course, because if you want something that harms you, Allah shouldn't give it to you. Just like a doctor, you say, I want to eat this, I don't want to drink that. He said, This is not good for you, I'm not giving it to you. So if I know something is bad for you, he's not going to give it to you. But if something is good for you, and you need it, and you trust Him, Allah is sufficient.
So we've reached seven o'clock in sha Allah just want to give time for the q&a for the art therapy. So this is when we said inshallah we'll be doing first part is going to be a lecture. So we finished this and hamdulillah and the next part insha Allah will be question and answer based on the heart therapy book club inshallah. So if you're not in that book club, you can still stay. So this is still going to be open and shut alone will go live as long as Instagram allows us. So yeah, Sharla the sister wants to take over
Selam Aleykum chair
preserve all, all of us sisters would like to express our appreciation for the we're going to have like 41 weeks with you.
It's gonna be like nearly one year
then. So I'm going to read to you the the first chapter of the book chapter of introduction. We have a total of 18 questions.
So we have capacity to age.
So I'm gonna read the first question the first class data. Yeah. How do we know that we are following the path of Quran and Sunnah because sometimes I wonder whether certain current practices like meditation affirmation
How does one know that he has strength dress?
Number two, question number two, how do we know that we are a person who hold firmly to the rope of Allah?
Question number 18 in our pursuit of soul purification, is it permissible? If one learn about the power of subconscious mind and NLP, this contract from the teaching of Quran and Sunnah? Can we adopt any current way of spiritual other than Islamic way? How does one know certain seeming Islamic, but actually is not? How can we differentiate as a layman?
So, I hope you will have heard the questions. So all these questions are talking basically about the same thing. That is, if I am a person who wants to follow the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but there are other practices, other practices that are imported from other areas, whether it
be secular areas or religious areas, and maybe
some are mentioned here like meditation, affirmation, subconscious, NLP, other practices imported from outside. So how do I know if these practices are valid invalid? How do I know that I'm still on, holding on to the rope of Allah following whatever lies zildjian likes, and this is a very, really, really a very important question. Maybe one of the
stream today, and I think the introduction does allude to it. That is the path of soul purification, at Ischia in Islam, according to the book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet sallallahu wasallam in Islam is complete, and it's from Allah as origin. And so it knows us very well.
Any other suggestion any other method that comes elsewhere, from somewhere else doesn't have the same qualities. So first, it's not from a lot as origin. So it is fallible
mistakes, and it has by necessity, by definition, because it is human effort, it will make mistakes, and it's not complete. So in countries one area, but not everything else, all.
It doesn't know us very well. So when you go somewhere else, you run the risk of what of taking something that contradicts the book of Allah and the Sunnah, without knowing, without knowing it. So especially if you are not really learning, if you don't know the path of teskey, in detail, and you don't know about the background of this other path in detail, where does it come from its origins, you're going to end up mixing things together. And you're going to be ended up importing bad practices and maybe even bad beliefs into your life, and there will be a contradiction in your life. So the other path, why is it a problem? Because the foundations that it was built on are human
foundations, and not only human foundations, human foundations that are built on
mostly secular materialist materialists. It's not religious, it's definitely not Islamic. So it doesn't understand. And it's understanding of the human soul is flawed. His understanding of the human psyche is flawed. And it's materialistic and secular. And most of the time, it's biased towards Western lifestyle and Western experiences in western science. So that doesn't always mesh well with what we believe. So Take, for instance, something like meditation. Like if you meditate,
meditation can have some positive effects. Yes, it can. But what meditation does is that it simply asks you to be still to empty your mind to read, and so on. Now, first of all, meditation is imported from where mostly it's coming from Buddhists backgrounds. But even if you extract it from the Buddhist religion, what meditation is asking you to do is simply empty your mind. The problem is that when you empty your mind, what do you fill it with?
because your mind is never empty, it must have something it must think it must cogitate so if you take something out, you must put something in it. In Islam, you have meditation plus,
I'm calling in meditation in quotation marks. Meditation plus because what sonet does, which is the best type, let's call it you know, for now meditation. It's the best type of meditation why because Salah does this. It empties the heart and mind of negative thoughts, negative influences, but replaces that with positive thoughts and positive influences and it disciplines both
heart, mind and body at the same time.
So when you go to meditation, you're going to something that's inferior. And if you just simply empty the mind, you don't know what comes in. Meditation in itself is not virtuous. I've said that to people in another occasion, meditation is not virtuous, you can meditate to be a better assassin, isn't it? You can meditate to be a better killer meditation is not valuable. It's not virtuous mean it's value free, you can use it for whatever you want.
But so that is different. Fasting is different. Zika is different. The color of Allah is different.
So affirmation, that's another one. If you say for instance, if I understand affirmation, right in the morning, or whenever you just repeat positive words to yourself positive statements to yourself, I'm smart enough, I'm intelligent enough I can do this. I'm confident and this and that. Well, you're really self centered when you do that. So I'm saying it may work it may give you some confidence. But the Islamic alternative is much better. When you affirm you just simply free focusing yourself on yourself.
I am I am, I am I am right.
But when you pray to Allah azza wa jal
you get that and more. So when you say if I can confidently Allah give me confidence. Now you're asking for confidence and you know that you want it. And asking for something means also to try to do it. So you say like give me confidence. So you're going to try to be confident, but also you're asking a lot to give you something and so you brought a lot closer to you. And you brought yourself closer to Allah so Allah is assisting you and when you know allies assisting you you'll have greater confidence than if you just simply rely on your self
I'm smart enough. Okay, maybe perhaps with too many affirmations you can become arrogant that's a possibility but when you ask a lot you never error you're never arrogant. You see Allah make me confident yeah Allah make me a smart yellow make give me
skinful, give me that skill or make me skillful, you know that you're always reliant on them.
So that's why it is special. So that's that's about affirmation. That same thing goes for NLP and subconscious and the or the unconscious, because
all these are theories. And all these are speculations and their connection to try to tie how you behave to your subconscious is simply guesswork, simply and trying to reform you, or fix you, based on this guesswork is also sometimes dangerous, because they don't know what they're doing. They're experimenting Now, some of what they're saying could be useful. So if you go or if you've gone through that path and found some of it to be useful, we say yes, definitely, just like any human being giving you advice, some of that advice is going to be useful, especially that human being is wise. But if you take everything that they're saying, they'll tell you, and it will give you the
wrong information, it must give you something wrong. The only infallible source that we have is the book of Allah, and what the prophet sallallahu wasallam has said. So I do not recommend you go into other practices and other paths of purification. But rather try to master as much as you can and know in as much detail as you can. What Allah said about the soul and the heart, how the prophets of Allah, it was recommended that we fix our hearts and fix our problems, know it in detail. When you know it's in detail, then you will be ready maybe to examine other paths and discover what is right and what is wrong about them.
And if you're confused about specific things, always ask as a lay person, just like in fifth, just like in arcada they say I don't know this is right or this is wrong. I need to ask the sheriff to same thing with Sue look, you know, walk into a law surgeon or a car and purifying the heart. When you walk into a lie you discover something you don't know not sure about it. So you go and ask him a shift is this right or is this wrong? And then hopefully, they'll be able to answer your question. So in summary, I don't recommend any other path even if there's some partial benefit in it. Because with that benefit is going to be hard focus on a lot as it is revealed because it is should be
enough inshallah, folks,
there's a question. Second question cluster. What is the best remedy for is what is the best remedy to make us love one another like the Prophet and his companions? Dr. Love and one we're very we're so strong. Even after a man I was offered a wife how to be like them.
How does a mother nature not loving the dunya and living death for children? How are we suppose based on Russell was and Salaam and companions educate this to our children inshallah
So the second cluster is about love. You know, how do we nurture loving ourselves? And also how do we nurture and our children, love, love for Allah love for this world, not love for this world but love for the hereafter. So we're talking about love. So how do we do that. And of course, any or all of these stations, the station, of course, the station of loving Allah as origin, this is all tied to email. So it is hard for me as a person to turn away from this world towards the hereafter if I have looked for this dunya see if I really love money, and love, fame, and love recognition and love beautiful things in this world, and all of us have a one on one part on Oh, to one degree or another
love for these things. If I love these things, but immensely, it's hard for me to go and love the hereafter or give up these things for the sake of the euro. So it all goes back to increasing one's a man through, you know, knowledge and practice. So if you know more, and you practice more, it's not enough that you only know and that's what's important about this book club inshallah son enough that, you know, this was okay that I know. But who do I don't? What am I going to do with what I know? What am I doing with it. So you know, a new practice. And this practice creates this like loop. This is your knowledge. This is what your practice, and if you practice, it creates a loop
like this. And so your practice increases your knowledge and your knowledge goes to increase your practice, and he's going in a circle like this. So the more that you practice, the more that you will know and understand what you've just memorized and what you have read. So we need to practice, we need to know. And when we do this, you'll find that we'll start shifting away from this dunya closer to the hereafter.
This is what our Islamic practice
our Salah, our fasting, our zecca, each one of them does that moves us away from this world and closer to the Hereafter, then I will also try to do extra, the recommended acts to bring me closer to the hereafter. So more fasting more sadaqa more sedan. I'll try also to read the and this is very useful to read the life of the previous predecessors beginning of course, with the best of a suit of lice, a lot of similar but also the companions and second generation and third generation and how they lived. And believing that they are my example. And living a life like this, you'll find that when you do that your love for Allah will increase.
And when your love for Allah increases, and you know that you're also are supposed to love the believers as well for your love to be true, then your love for the believers will increase. So it is easy then to give as this as the sister has expressed in the question half of your wealth to a brother of yours, because you love him. And you love Allah more than the money that you have. That's the only way.
But as long as we love money more than our brothers and sisters, it'd be impossible to do this. So how do I do this? I need to start shifting my love from this dunya to the euro. And it has to happen with what knowledge and practice.
Now how do I channel this to my children? First of all, is by example, I have to be the kind of person who is doing this, the kind of person who's talking about it, that I've kind of person who's pushing them gently not pushing, maybe not pushing them, guiding them, leading them towards that life. That is not the most important thing for me is for them to be successful at school, that is important, but not successful at their setup, or successful and therefore now that they understand their material, math and science and their subjects, but they don't understand the origin and only want them to memorize the Quran I want them to understand. And I want them to tell me how does this
affect them? How does it translate into their life? How can they apply it? And how is Allah The most important thing in their life? How is it that the prophets or lawyers in them is the best example I want them to talk about that I want them to feel it, I want them to I will I will tell them that Akela is a lot better than this dunya Why? Because of everything that Allah has put in the earth here for us. If I tell them this at a young age, if I practice it at a young age, if they see me talking about it, that they engage, I have a chance in sha Allah in transmitting that to them and with all of that inshallah we can drop we can drop for them. So being an example teaching these
things which is educating them and making draft for them, hopefully inshallah that will help them
Mashallah beautiful. Okay. Share that cluster.
How does one know that she has attained taqwa? How do we know that we have achieved not loving the dunya and not hating the dead? How can I train myself to achieve this and, and how do I teach to my children? Is there any other resources books that I could consider to read attaining this method? Right.
Now, you're not going to reach a stage where you know, I have reached up while I'm there, that is never going to happen. But you will notice that you have greater taqwa. And you will know that when you avoid the Hara. When you rush to Allah's obedience, you only when Allah tells you to do something, and you rush to do it, when Allah says to stop doing something and you immediately stop, you'll know that you have greater depth than perhaps previously, but that you have Taqwa that is never going to happen. Because once you have it will next day or event is going to be weaker, it has to happen. So you can need to work on your demand to increase it again. So no one finally possesses
step one. So step one is always a work in progress. And in fact, if you are a person who starts believing that I am happy, then maybe right we need to reconsider our assessment of taqwa. Because the person who is a multiple of Allah is always afraid of Allah xojo. Not not terrified in a way that he runs away from Allah, he feels frustrated and depressed, no, but terrified in a way where he thinks or she thinks, maybe I did not do enough, maybe I should be doing better. Maybe that thing I said was in right, maybe that book that I gave that person was in writing. Maybe I should ask Allah for forgiveness, so you're not going to feel complete.
And it would be wrong feeling to feel complete. When you feel complete, you have reached it, then you actually have misunderstood the path misunderstood what that one means. taqwa is always a work on progress, always improving yourself. So this is what it means. So it's all you're always going to be working on it. How do we know that we have achieved not loving the dunya and not hating death? Again, it's the same question. And you're never going to be reached that level, what you will do is you'll be always working towards it. But you'll discover improvements. And that's what you want to notice and show that I'm not panting after the word bad the dunya anymore, like I used to before.
You'll notice for instance, before I used to only care about I care about the latest fashion, the latest releases the latest.
I don't know
shoes, bags and whatever right then biggest how now I don't care about that anymore. Now I care more about how much I know about Allah, how much about I read about a lot about how much I worship Allah, I care more about this now than previously then you know, you made some progress. So you can notice progress. But you can reach a level where you can say now I love death. Now I hate the dounia. That is difficult, right? Because as I said, you will reach a level but then you will slip back. You have to and keep working on it. But you will be able to notice improvements and these improvements are in your practice. And in your heart. What is your heart thinking about all the time? What makes your
heart happy? What is your body busy? What are you looking forward to? If it's only dunia? Then you know that dunia is what our Mecca meaning this is the only thing that we care about. But if now we're starting to shift away from the dunya to the Hereafter, and the hereafter and things related to it are also making me happy. So I'm happy when I finished reading the Quran, I'm happy when I give sadaqa and happy when I finished fasting, I happy when I finished reading an Islamic book, or when I knew more about Allah or when I knew more about the prophets a lot he was sending them these things are making me happy that I discovered Oh yes, I'm making improvements of handling that's
important to know these. And thank Allah for them and ask Allah for more of them. So that's how you will know in sha Allah
made improvements, how you can create a train yourself to achieve a certain level. So you know one of the prophets a lot he was sending that he used to have to repeat often a llama in the victory cow or sugarcreek or Hosni Burdick. So Allah assist me to remember you, and Neolithic rica or shoukry get to thank you and to worship you with SM so that
is something to keep in mind after each sudden, after eat so that you can making this up because you want to reach the level of Sn. And to try because this could be a lecture on its own. How do you reach the level of sn you keep trying to up you're a better so you keep trying to do your job better, and you're fasting better and you as a care better and to monitor to monitor your heart as you're doing it and also to improve your physical performance of it. And then after
Woods keep asking Allah azza wa jal to give you more and more of the ability to perform a better at a better level and to try when you're doing this a valid to imagine Allah watching you as you do.
Okay, that's the first level of his son. So when you're giving this setup or you're listening or you're reading a book or you're giving advice or you're praying, think of Allah watching that will help you inshallah elevate your event to the next level.
How do you teach your children as we said with the other the other question is by example and by talking about it and by recommending it
in sha Allah is there any further resources and books if you have it translated into your languages whether it's English or any other language Malaysian or whatever? Look for the books of ignore pay him okay books of ignore pay him and the books have ignored Josie and the books that we've knowledgeable Hanbury Okay, so the books of our repeat the books of ignore pain, these are very valuable. And the books of ignore Josie are also very valuable. They're all about purification and the heart and loving Allah and staying away from the dunya so ignore him ignore Josie and ignore Raja will humbly so these three I would recommend highly. Whenever you find that your heart is hard,
or you want something to soften your heart bring you closer to Allah take you away from the clutches of this world and bring you back to the hereafter read these books, there will be inshallah you'll find the difference in show now.
Okay, the next cluster, how does one share with others that what she had benefited from any Hadith and would like to share to encourage but avoid from failing that I am showing off? Also, how do I know that if I cross boundary? How can we know that we know that we do not know we do not have arrogance?
I hit somewhere that Allah will give more. If I implement what I learned, is there any method, get companion date, probably their method in ensuring that they implement what they learn. Okay.
So the first question, and that's also another important one and the common one, if I know something to be right, and I want to share it with
can I share it? Because sometimes when you share these things, you feel awkward? Maybe I'm preaching, maybe I'm arrogant, maybe I'm showing off? Maybe maybe maybe Miss so maybe I shouldn't say anything? Well, that would be a tragedy, it really would be a tragedy if every of all of us who had felt that maybe there's a possibility that our intention may be may not be right, we're going to stop teaching and stop preaching and stop advising, then all of us will stop because every single person who speaks and I'm telling you, right, every single person who gives advice will have a feeling that maybe this is not for Allah.
And maybe at times not everything, every time that they're giving advice and giving a talk it is for what it is.
It's hard, just like is every time Is it true that every time we pray you're praying for Allah. it every time I give certified was every time was for every time I fasted every time it was for a lot possible. Sometimes many times in sha Allah it was sometimes maybe it was for somebody else. Maybe I didn't pay attention maybe maybe maybe me.
So the thing here that it is a struggle, but we need to go the struggle and we need to triumph inshallah. Otherwise no one will speak any word of good up all the people, you know,
preaching the worse, and speaking evil will be talking because all of us are afraid. We shouldn't be afraid. So what do I do? Is this if I knew something to be right, share it. If I'm afraid that it's not for Allah sake, ask yourself, why are you doing this? Are you doing this? Because you want to tell people let people know that, you know, see, oh, did we learn from that here Allah take away that intention for me. I simply want to tell them something that could help them. So ask yourself, what is the benefit that I will get? If they simply know that I know nothing? It's just really benefit. And maybe they'll think that I'm being arrogant as the as the questioner said. And maybe
they'll think that I'm arrogant and little hate me because what I said, so there is a risk. So why am I showing off to try to please them and they could hate me.
Is there a better intention, I want Allah to reward me for it to give me something good for this particular thing to benefit me that this thing will stay with me when I need him. So I'm doing it for that and push yourself and pray and do it. Don't worry about those because of the shape one after this. Don't worry about those presentation. So every time
Just ask yourself, why am I doing it, let it be for Allah, Allah, this is for your sake hold me that it'd be for your sake and do it.
And with practice in sha Allah, it will become easier. It's not going to become easy.
Okay? Because authority and authority is a scholar, this Islamic scholar is saying, I have found nothing more difficult than trying to manage my intention. So don't think that you and I are going to find it easy. We need to struggle but even that struggle, a lot of rewards you for it, because you were fighting with the shape fun right? Just like with how long she's until you did let's do this. How can you say no, I'm not and you fight him with the shoe fun and you win a lot of rewards you for it. So when you're struggling with your intention, by the way, and I want everybody who's struggling with their intention, maybe when each one of us by the way will have a particular
illness. Maybe I am prone to arrogance more maybe I'm prone to envy anymore. Maybe I'm prone to a suspicion more just naturally this is this is the way that I am and I'm always struggling and fighting with that you're struggling with it is something that I love loves
you with me. So struggling with that is actually a good sign not a bad sign. So if you're fighting with that intention, you're doing a good thing. So fight with the shape and fight with those whispers and say the good thing that you are supposed to say Don't worry about showing off inshallah so basically just keep doing the sharing. Absolutely keep sharing and keep giving the good news and keep insha Allah doing all the good things that you want to do and don't stop fight
over the shoot the one here about insha Allah there's just to hear about arrogance How do I know if we don't have arrogance? There'll be a chapter in Sharla in the book about arrogance
Instagram has only 10 more seconds left. Oh like yeah, I'm sure it's gonna be like near to your breaking fast as well. Right? Yeah, yeah.
And I know he stopped now or continue later. How do you mention Yes, yeah, so Instagram stuff now So yeah, I think insha Allah Yeah, because even Instagram stopped so it's a great time to stop now we can
continue later inshallah. inshallah Yeah, is nearing to breaking time as well fasting okay. So we are going to discuss another time so that we can continue this chain. inshallah? Absolutely.
Yeah, we can do it in sha Allah, you can discuss with the sister and see
what would be the best diamond shell let's do it. Okay, does that does it come to you and assist me sir.
I'm just up in the law theater for your help inshallah, and this is good inshallah number where I'd like to hear their questions, and I hope and
the more the better, inshallah, that would be good. All right. So I wouldn't keep it for your preparation for breaking glass. So on behalf of sisters
Baraka hovi, comme de kawahara, Koran, and lots of dogs have sisters have been answered through this book club. So
the only thing is that we could ask for is that a Jolla might be a call we give a strain to, as you mentioned, you're welcome note that we hope that we're gonna be steadfast is to come until the end of the book club.
So at the end of the day, we hope that our throughout that journey, we're going to attain corporate selling, as you mentioned, we don't know whether we have reached there yet. So basically, we're just going to keep striving until death comes in. Exactly in the in the insha. Allah May Allah give you the strength to continue and May Allah give everyone who's helping the system, the same strength and give everybody the strength to keep reading and keep learning in sha Allah and I am here as long as you guys are here and share a life I like gives us that extends our life and gives us the strength I'll be here in Charlotte with Malibu burger and your TDs fasting and all of the days doesn't go
higher. And as salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu Shay variocam, Salama,