Ali Albarghouthi – This is Love #11 Allah Protects whom He loves

Ali Albarghouthi
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the importance of the dams in shaping the Earth and the potential for humans to enjoy them. They stress the importance of protecting oneself from bad behavior and leaving the dams and being a good Muslim to protect oneself. The speakers also emphasize the importance of learning to eat and drink fasting to protect against the dams and the need for people to be addicted to the dish. They stress the importance of differentiation between the use of the dams and the eye for insight into the heart and encourage people to refrain from listening to the d negotiating.
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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa

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salatu salam ala Rasulillah who ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam

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la Malema million pharaoh now and founder of Yuma LinkedIn was in there at Monopol al Amin, aloha aina. Radek Rika was shook Rico Hosni Mubarak.

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So inshallah just before I forget, because of method of in sha Allah so next week we're going to bring the time back or down to 630 in sha Allah.

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So I will try to remind us all of that at the end of the lesson but in sha Allah. so I don't forget 630 Insha Allah beginning next week.

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Our Hadith today is Hadith number 11.

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And it is a parable that the Prophet alayhi salatu salam gives, and it's an important and it's a beautiful realization.

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Because parables convey to us messages and concepts that may be difficult for us to comprehend but once Allah azza wa jal

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Subhana were to Allah and Rasul Allah He Salatu was Salam, the use of hearable they Bergen very close to you in ways that would not be possible otherwise you really truly understand it then. And this hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said in Allah Allah, I mean, you had the whole Amina Amina dunya will who are your hippo, Kemet, Munna Maria de camino, Thymio Sharabi Taha funa, who la

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he said Allah His Salatu was Salam, indeed, Allah protects his believing servant

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from the world from the dunya while loving him and this emphasize this while loving him as you protect your sake from food and drink, because because you fear for them, because you fear the food and drink for them. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam here is holding a comparison is saying Allah will protect his servant from the dunya

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to save him from it, as you would protect a sick person of your resume you love from eating and drinking, which they also love, but it's not good for them.

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So, this hadith right for you to really appreciate it, you must also understand a few things about our love for the dunya where it comes from what it is for how much of it is useful and not and then what we have to do about it.

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So the first realization is,

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Allah azza wa jal made us naturally inclined towards the dunya it's naturally appealing. No one has to teach you this eating and drinking beautiful sights, beautiful sounds. The dunya had been beautified in our eyes and Allah azza wa jal said so in the Quran Xuyen le Nasir Boucher, how it is the eye on page 116 and 117 Xuyen and inertia Bucha harati. So, the love of the attractive things is beautified for people, and then they Allah azza wa jal lists of things that have been made

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beautiful, but in totality, ALLAH is talking about the dunya different parts of a different aspects of it have made been made beautiful to you, in your eyes, to your ears, to your mind, to your heart to your body to your soul, you are naturally inclined and attracted to it, and that attraction has a purpose.

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It does something

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which is what you will not be able to cultivate and build this land build this earth, you will not be able to have children and there is a religious reason for that, you will not be able to truly serve Allah subhanho wa Taala unless you have some sort of attraction to the dunya right, otherwise, you will not marry and you will not have children and if that is not available, there will be no progeny, there will be no generations. But Allah has voted intends that should be human human beings

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populating this earth, one generation after the other.

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If you're not inclined, they may not eat and drink, but you are attracted to it. So it serves benefits to humanity, that we love the duniya but it also serves as a test.

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So loving the dunya is a test and because we love it so much. We are so propelled towards it. That if we allow ourselves

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to take it without moderation it becomes an addiction becomes an obsession.

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And there should be a difference between taking from

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dunya for the sake of a higher goal taken from the dunya with moderation with a purpose, or indulging in it in such a way that it ultimately destroys you and destroys the earth as well. Because if you will take without moderation with absolute greed, you will never be satisfied. And that is also where the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said.

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And we're going to link in sha Allah this to the Hadith to the main Hadith, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said lo cannelini, Adam a word in mean the hub, a hub, the year Quinella, who were the and wallah yam letter fell, Ill Electra, if the child of Adam had a value of gold, he would love another one. And only the only thing that fills his mouth is sent.

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That is, if you imagine that you could have as much as a big valley of gold, you will never say that that is enough for me.

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Naturally, as a child of Adam, as a human being, you will never say that is enough for me, but you will crave another valley.

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And your craving intensifies, with

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extra possessions.

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Right, the more that you have, it doesn't say it's your desire. In fact, it inflames it. So the more that you have, you will say I want another million, because now you're competing with millionaires, right? I want another million. And I want to enter another club of the multi millionaire. And then I want to be a billionaire. And I'm competing with another person. So there is no end to that competition. So the more you have, the more you want. And he said that a salatu salam, the only

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thing that will fill the mouth of the child of Adam, or the eye of the mouth of Adam, is what send meaning physically, that's the only thing that fills it when you die. That fills it, but otherwise, it's

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a bottomless pit. You will always want more and more. And also to couple,

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you know an add to our understanding. He also said that a Salatu was Salam about money in the home a year who will be really happy with he rewired in Mannahatta will be shut off. And I've seen let me about UCLA houfy Who again, I can let the Kulu Wallah Yeshua he said Allah is Salatu was Salam, the one who takes it meaning wealth unlawfully. And another narration, the one who takes it takes it greedily will not be blessed, that thing will not be blessed for them. And he will be like the one

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who eats but is never full.

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Right? So he said that he is Salatu was Salam in that hadith that if you take it from haram, or it's halal, but you take it with greed, meaning you're waiting for your salary, but with greed,

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you're waiting for that inheritance and it's halal, but with greed, because of that greed that you have, that thing will never be satisfactory.

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But if the one who takes it right not be Shroff enough synonymous with looking for I can't wait to get my hands on it, but graciously

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rely on Allah azza wa jal, knowing that this is not the beginning and the end of wealth,

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or the beginning and end of happiness, it's a tool that Allah had given to me, and then you can take from it, and you can leave some of it. So when there is

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satisfaction, there will be Baraka in it. So it got to two things, it has to come from the halal and you cannot handle it with greed. If you handle it with greed, or it comes from haram, Allah will not bless it for you, and you will be eating and eating and you're never satisfied. Just like a person who would physically eat and eat, but he is never full. So that tells you that the dunya is such that if you run after it, nothing is enough. If you run away from it, a little bit of it is enough

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for you.

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That is the nature of the dunya and it's Subhanallah a good analogy to make with food. Right? Because

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here's another Hadith of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam that you hear often quoted and repeated. He sits a lot he was sent a memo that Miyun with Sharon Minh button, a human being does not fill a container worse than a stomach.

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Okay, if you have you have a lot of containers at home, right? A lot of things that you can fill. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam is saying the worst thing that you can fill in the containers that you own is what the

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stomach that you have. Right? The more you feel it, the worse that you will be. And he said then continues, it is sufficient for a child of Adam to eat a few more souls that keep his back upright enough to only eat enough for in Canada would differ either meaning if you want to go beyond that. And if you really want to eat more than 1/3, for his food, 1/3 for his drink, and 1/3 for his breathing, meaning it remains empty.

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So you see here, then your relationship with food is like your relationship with the dunya you're supposed to take from it only what you need, and leave the rest. If you eat a lot, what happens to you, you become what?

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You become sick, right? You feel it. Sometimes if you overeat, you say I can't move, right? I can't sleep, I need to take something to counteract what I ate. And that is amazing, because we ate it. It's not as an external sickness that we need to medicate. We ate it. And we ate too much of it. And now I need to medicate myself. Whereas if you stopped, you wouldn't need the medication. That's true with a lot of food consumption, if you stopped, you would not need that medication. So the duniya

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also makes you sick in the same exact way, if you take a lot from it is going to make you sick. If you take enough, you'll remain healthy.

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And you can't live without the dunya at all. You still need to eat and drink and marry and have children and have a job and earn Halal money and spend from that Halal money. So that's the inner from the dunya. But if it turns into an addiction, if it turns into an obsession, it will be a person who is eating is never full. And all of these things are making him sick, right.

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So that is a relationship that is hard to have.

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Because of the greed

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and also because of the assumptions that people have.

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And it's an early assumption. And it's a stubborn assumption, which is that if I have the dunya then I'm favored. And I'm blessed. And if I'm denied, then I'm not favored. And I'm not blessed. In fact, I am cursed. Allah is angry with me. Unlucky, unfortunate, maybe I shouldn't even be living. So we tie in the hands of a lot of people we tie our fortunes in the dunya to our status and our value and sometimes even to how we are with Allah azza wa jal. So, Allah azza wa jal here when he says in this

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area for a million Cirno either Mattila Hora boo for a chroma who wanna MFA afford or be acraman It says, As for the human when the rub tests them, that it is a test by giving them honor and gifts, they will say my Rob has honored me. But when Allah tests them, by limiting their provision, they will say my Europe has humiliated me. Then Allah azza wa jal says, killer, no, it's not as you think.

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So how many of us today,

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if we intend to get married, and it's a natural, again, that's not a perpetual part of the dunya. We want to have children, or we want to be successful, or we at least one to have enough money, to be able to support our families and ourselves isn't alone. If we don't have this, and we strive and we make do and we don't get that and we're not as successful. We're not thriving and our heads as other people are, we don't have the things that we thought were supposed to have to make us happy. When we

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don't have this, what do we say? How do we title that loss? We say Allah must take me and Allah is angry with me. And I am extremely unfortunate. And you tie worldly fortunes and success, to, as we said, value as a human being, and to the love of Allah azza wa jal and to the hate of Allah. See how much money he had given to them. He must love them, see how much they have. He must love them. They are so happy and I am not. They're so successful, they get whatever they want, and I don't, Allah

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must love them and be on their side. What did I do to deserve Allah's Anger? Allah's wrath? I'm a good person. Yeah, I'm better than so. And so, these are the comparisons that first of all, demoralize you, they kill you, when you make them, because they sap you of Iman and Tawakkol and river and Kent

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tent, but they're also founded on a broad principle which is that this is not related to them.

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Being rich and successful and having families and children and being famous all of this is not tied to Allah's favor and it's not tied to Allah's love. Allah's love is not connected. So the Hadith on the same page was 119.

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Allah says the prophets of Allah Azza wa sallam said in Allah for some Urbina, ACOEM cameraperson Sabina Kumar Rosa Karim. Allah has district distributed among you your character as he did your provisions, meaning as Allah had made some rich and some poor and some people in the middle, Allah azza wa jal when it came to a HELOC, as well as lovers, what character and manners he also divided those like he divided wealth and money, he gave some a lot of it and some a little bit and some are

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in the middle. So he also divided that as he divided money.

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And here's the pivotal part we're in Allaha you have to dunya your Hebrew woman now your hip and Allah azza wa jal grants to the dunya this world to those whom He loves and those whom He does not love, what are your utterly Imana Illa may you have been he only gives Eman to the one that he loves.

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So this categorically tells you from Rasul Allah, he is of Allah Allah Sydenham, which is supposed to leave no doubt in your mind and mind. But the problem is that we forget.

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Right? Not that we don't know, the problem is that we forget. So we need reminders. And that's why we tell everybody including ourselves, you have to keep reading the Quran. And you have to keep reading the Hadith. And you have to keep attending halacha 's and study circles and learning because you will learn this today. You will forget it a month from now. Right?

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Then you need another reminder. So that's another hot one another's class. Another thing that you take to remind you of this. So when he said, Sal, Allahu Allah Who early you were Salam, Allah who gives the dunya to everybody. So you cannot look at someone who has it or someone who does not have it and think that translate into Allah as love or Allah as hate. Right? And think of the prophets of Allah, Allah hemos Salatu was Salam. Where they were, they were the richest. They were not. So does

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that mean that Allah azza wa jal disliked them? That was not so the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, especially in the beginning of the Dawa in Mecca, definitely and in the beginnings of Medina until things changed towards the end.

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All right, the prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam did not have enough.

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Dates, bad dates to Philistine.

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Now we do today have more than that. Right. But the best of the best Alayhi Salatu was Salam. And you understand that you that we probably, unless somehow, we've seen it, but we didn't realize it, we probably did not see bad dates, because the ones that you by the grocery store and supermarkets are selected for your consumption. And they're supposed to be the best of the best, right? Where you haven't seen the type of dates that people want to throw away. Or they hardly are worth anything. So

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those minute ductal that's what they're called, he did not have enough of those to fill his stomach and he is Salatu was Salam. And then he also had a shot of the Allahu Anhu said that two months would pass, and a fire would not be lit in the house of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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A fire would not be lit, meaning that what would he be eating

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dates and water dates and water dates, and that's it, there is no meat, there's nothing else. So this is an example of someone whom Allah Zoda loved so much. But he didn't have the dunya. But he didn't complain about it. And he did not run after it. And he did not think that my worth and my value is tied to it. And he did not connect his religion to it thinking that if Allah gives me this, then I'll be grateful. And if he does not give me the dunya or individual parts of it, then I will

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lose my gratitude. The gratitude to Allah azza wa jal was because Allah is Allah. And because of iman, the dunya was immaterial in that, in that understanding.

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Now, the parable here that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam used which is the sick person who's being denied food

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gives us an understanding of how the dunya could be a source of sickness.

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And in fact, the competition or the main competition

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in our hearts against the love of Allah as though it is the love of the dunya. That's the thing that takes you away from the Earth feel indulgence in the dunya loving it, wanting to spend all of your time here, worrying only about it working only for it takes you away from Allah and the hereafter. So the love of the dunya when it is paramount, dominant in the heart that it's sickness, and it needs to rid itself of that sickness in order to be healthy to worship Allah subhanho wa taala. So

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the more that you have the dunya the more that you will be addicted to it and the more that you will be addicted to it. The more that you can't let go of it and the sicker it will make you. So I was just reading that American Hatha Radi Allahu Anhu. He saw someone is a hobby, and he was going to buy meat. So he asked him, Where are you going? He says I'm going to buy meat is it's fine. He saw him the next day. It says, Where are you going? He says I'm going to buy meat. He says two days in a

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row. You're buying meat. He took his dura and he hit him with it his shtick, and he hit him with it. He says Go and take dates and water and restrain and refrain from eating meat every single day because it will have a an attraction. I mean, if you become addicted to it, it's men who love me if you become addicted to it, it will attract you so much. You can't let go of it. So he hit me. So go eat dates. So Omar Radi Allahu Anhu was not saying to him, It's haram. But what was he doing? That's

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the discipline of the Sahaba, one of the Allahu anhu, every time you feel like it, you're going to eat it, then how can you say no to yourself, you have to teach yourself to say no. And especially there are certain things in the dunya. Once you are addicted to them, you can't let go of them. So it does become like a sickness. So

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also, that parable of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam he was talking about

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the sick,

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who desire that particular food or water,

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they may think to themselves, I don't want anything else. But this, right, you know that if you might be sick, and you crave something, and I know some have this wisdom that if a sick person desires something, let them eat it, it's good for them, right. But that's not always the case.

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So if a sick person says the only thing I feel like eating is this.

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And you know, that is going to make them sicker than they are. They can't see it. But you can

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see the person who's addicted to the dunya, who's in the middle of it, who thinks that he's happy, because he has all of it doesn't see his sickness.

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But who sees it?

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People on the outside?

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Right? So if you have a greedy capitalist lifestyle, frivolous mind always wants to dunya you may not think that there's anything wrong with it. And you think that the more that I consume, the better that I will feel. But it's just like a junk person or an addict who's feeding a habit thinking that as, as long as I'm feeding it, I'm happy. And I'm okay. But you're actually making yourself sicker and sicker. So you need to listen to someone who's on the outside. And that person

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could be a healthy person who's advising you that this is too much. Or you listen to Allah azza wa jal and listen to the Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to tell you to do what we knew yourself off the dunya and restrict its access to your heart and its access to you your mind. And if

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you're being protected, you'll complain about it. That sick person

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by his caretaker, he tells them you can drink this and you can eat that. They'll complain, right? How come you're denying me this? And that is exactly what we do. We may not be conscious or conscious of it. That's exactly what we do when we want something and Allah doesn't give it to you.

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And you say, why? Give it to me?

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Why did you take so and so from me?

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Or why did you give so unsought to me? That could work both ways, right? Why is it that I'm not as

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right? Why is it that I did not get what I want exactly how I want it. So at that point, you and I are sick. And we're complaining about the one who's protecting our health, because Allah has,

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right? That's what it is. But big what why are we complaining?

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Because we're attached to this thing. We can't see anything but that thing. I want to eat that food

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I want to drink that drink. And I'm not seeing the care of Allah zoton, who's denying me these things for my own good. So that's what the complaining is about. And

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subhanAllah we also deny ourselves things because they're not beneficial.

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We do this all the time.

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Anyone who's dieting,

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anyone who's on a meal plan, anyone who thinks that this and this and this are harmful, so I'm going to stay away from them, even though the media glamorizes that consumption but I'm not going to I'm not going to drink alcohol, I'm not going to smoke, I'm not going to take drugs, I'm not going to eat haram this and that, even though people do or I'm going to limit my calories or limit my fat or limit my carbs or limit whatever it is, though I like it. So when the self tells you, right when the

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self tells you, I want to eat this, what do you say to it?

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No, but why I really want to eat it Why is good for you? So you even do that to yourself? Right? So when Allah Azza does that to you understand the wisdom that is behind it, that you also mirror what Allah has noted is doing. So try to kind of expand your view and exit your own narrow self and see how Allah has though did Subhana wa Taala is protecting and defending you? And that takes us to the next point that Allah azza wa jal in that denying people the dunya he is protecting them. So Allah

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azza wa jal says, In the Quran, in Allah udev here or any Latina airman, Allah defends the believers.

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Allah defends the believers and Allah's defense and protection is complete.

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With defense and protection of Allah azza wa jal is completely out if you think of an insurance policy or body guards or whatever, you can only partially protect you. But Allah's protection is complete and is proportional to one's EMA.

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So the greater your Eman

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the greater is Allah's protection.

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So for us all Allah is Allah Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam. In the beginning, in Medina, he had guards.

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And it makes sense for him to be protected right with guards, right?

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Until Allah azza wa jal says, Will La Jolla Similkameen a nurse and Allah will protect you from people.

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And Allah will protect you from people. So the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam right? To kind of open the door or that curtain actually he just kind of remove the curtain and spoke to the guard outside and he says go

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meaning I don't need you anymore. Where does that protection comes from? Allah azza wa jal. So the greater your Eman, the greater Allah's defense, it descends and it surrounds and it's complete, physical and non physical. So Allah azza wa jal protects you from a lot of harm. Ones that you notice and ones that you don't notice. The homework they bear to mean by any a day you I mean healthy following a home in amarilla. Meaning they Allah as it says that you have more off the bat

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meaning you have an angel ahead and an angel behind protecting you with the command of Allah has

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the Allah sends you that protection, and you have it with you at all time.

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And there are a lot of harm that Allah protects you from physically things that you know and things you do not know. And Allah also defends you emotionally, psychologically, spiritually, just think of the fact that you have the Quran to ground you in understanding that whatever happened is destined, and whatever loss can be compensated, and that you could rely on Allah azza wa jal all the time and you can talk to him all the time. So Allah azza wa jal when he sends Eman patients the word called

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generosity to your heart, love between you and the believers that is all Allah's protection.

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And part of that protection that Allah wants from you or for you. Is protection from the dunya it's too is too much of it will pollute you too much of it will take away your iman Yan either for that Ababa shoveling feed dunya Fattah halacha wooburn okra it says if you open a door of work in the dunya or distractions let's call it a distraction distraction this distracting door of the dunya it opens other distracting doors. Whatever you go into in the dunya you open one door it leads to

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another not only one several you open one of them it leads to several others

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He doesn't stop. The more money you have, the more that you have to worry about it. The more that you have to spend time protecting it, the more you have to you have to start. Spend time defending yourself because of it. The less you have, the more time that you have to Allah has origin. Now does that preclude being rich, you could be rich, but you don't be preoccupied with the dunya you could be rich, meaning that I could have it I could lose it. I have it for Allah azza wa jal, and I spend

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it for Allah azza wa jal, but it's not dominant in my heart, it does not make me and it does not break me. Then yeah, you could be rich, some of the Sahaba they were rich, but you understand how they were rich, and it's not the model that we have today. So for most people, that is very difficult and dunya is very contaminating and very polluting.

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So but if we understand that having less of it, as the Hadith indicates that having less of it could mean or be interpreted as a love of Allah azote and manifesting itself in your life because he's protecting you from distractions and protecting you from disbelief and from hypocrisy and from being a servant of the dunya. If you interpret that loss as Love of Allah azza wa jal, you could really easily be content with whatever you have, even if you don't have a lot, because what's in places it

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is a intense feeling of the love of Allah azza wa jal and his protection and his involvement in your life, guiding it and steering it into the right direction. So if it's between the two, Iman and dunya, and Allah wants to give you Eman, should you not be content with iman instead of desire more of a thing that will vanish ultimately. So having that in mind is beautiful, and

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And there is here an example of sacrifice and though I mentioned here that the hadith is weak, but I said that it does reflect the sacrifice of the Sahaba of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam. He said that once Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam looked at Musab IGNOU omae as he is approaching wearing untanned sheepskin that he tied around his waist with a robe. And that the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said, Look at this man whom Allah has Zota that filled his heart

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with light. I have seen him with his parents, as they were providing him with the best of food and drink. And I have seen him wearing a suit that he bought, or it was bought for him for 200 Durham's than the love of Allah and His messenger Allah salatu salam invited him to the state that you see him in, meaning he's saying Alayhi Salatu was Salam.

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Musa Wigner Omiya, or the Allahu Anhu was rich and his son of two rich parents, and one suit that he had or the Allahu Anhu cost that much money. And then now you see him in a state that he only has sheepskin around him that he had tied a rope around, which is barely anything.

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So he gave up willingly, right? Not that Allah took it away from him, in a sense of you're going to be poor, despite what you like, no willingly, he gave up all of this, to embrace Islam, and be with the Prophet Muhammad Ali has Salatu was Salam and as a price he paid a price for it by losing the support of his parents and losing all that money. But he did not interpret that loss on that poverty as as hate. In fact, they were willing to give this up for the sake of Allah azza wa jal. So, maybe

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we are and maybe we're not at the level we can where we can make such a sacrifice for the sake of Allah as origin, that I can say, if I want to be a better Muslim, I'll leave much of the dunya and head towards Allah azza wa jal, but at least let us take the first step towards understanding that yes, when we don't have it, when we are denied, Allah azza wa jal is not telling us that he hates us, Allah azza wa jal is redirecting us towards what benefits us and away from what

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is harmful.

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we have also to

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and I want to see

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We have for that, right. To be able to do this to

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protect ourselves from the dunya

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you have to leave a portion of it.

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That is from the halal

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so that you have power over it. That is as Omar piano Radi Allahu Anhu said you're not going

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Always buy whatever you wish.

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And you're not supposed to eat

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whatever you feel like.

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And you're not supposed to always go whatever you feel like.

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And you're not supposed to always have the best of the best and the most expensive and the most of the most expensive things. You must train yourself and discipline yourself by saying, I want, but I will not.

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Of course, the first distance between you and the dunya is haram.

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And that's an obligation, you have to leave the Haram all of it. There is another step between you and the dunya, which is the suspicious.

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The suspicious that not clear matters, it could be this or not wish to be had. And the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam said in the Hadith, that leaving the Musa behad is a protection from haram, when you indulge in them, you will ultimately fall into the haram. So that's the next level. But we're here also talking about another level of leaving the dunya, which is leaving the highest and the most expensive

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of brands and lifestyles. So I'm not enslaved to the dunya. And I know that I can say no to it. So if you're going to buy something, maybe one time you're buying something that is expensive, good for you.

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The next time No, deny yourself. The next time say that you're going to go somewhere. And you're going to be humble in your dress.

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Humble in the bag, humble with the shoes, humble with the scarf. Humble with what how you're presenting yourself, so that you know that you have power over the dunya and you don't see yourself through what you possess.

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So humility until well,

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is necessary. And when you train yourself, to let go of it, it's easy to let go of the rest of it. Or if Allah tests you and he takes it, it's easy to let go of it. Because you've trained yourself just like someone,

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right who's fasting, it's easy for them to diet

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because you've trained yourself to eat less and to be a master over your cravings. But if you teach yourself that whenever I crave I will eat and drink fasting is.

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So the dunya is like fasting, train yourself to stay away from it and portions of it and humble yourself and let go of the excessive parts expensive parts of the dunya. So that you protect your Eman

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and you free yourself to focus on the ephemera.

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And if you happen to lose something, it doesn't devastate and it doesn't kill. Right.

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the idea also that and it's going to come up in sha Allah later

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will encounter when Allah will encounter hipbone Allaha Tebbe O'Neill with Kamala Hawaii Philip Marinova como la Hua photo Rahim say if you truly love Allah, then follow me. This is what Allah says in the Quran. If you truly love Allah, then follow me and following who follow Him, Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, then follow me. And Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is all forgiving, All Merciful. And that is the eye that tests your love.

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And we have to keep reminding ourselves as we go through this book of this ayah that is if you say I want to love Allah,

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or I want Allah to love me, there's always a price there's always a sacrifice, there is always a test, but to be only then follow me then follow Muhammad Ali he Salatu was Salam. Because there will be a sign that you love Allah more than you love yourself and the dunya and that will bring you Allah's love. So as we said, because the main competition is the love of the dunya if Allah says do and the dunya says otherwise, if you love the dunya too much, you're not gonna listen to Allah. And

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that will be a demonstration that I love the dunya more than Allah. So how will you decrease the love of the dunya

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by taking less of it and focusing less on it on it right and enjoying more the opposite which is the company of Allah oxygen and his book.

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So the noon

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Rahim Allah Allah He said, one of the marks aalameen Allah Machel, Muhimbili Allah He said Turku, Kula, masha Allah Angela here as Sergent so one of the marks of one who loves Allah azza wa jal is for them to leave anything that distracts them and takes them away from Allah azza wa jal at the corner show Hulu Kulu Billahi whadda until your preoccupation until your time is exclusive to Allah azza wa jal right.

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So if you imagine yourself in love with someone,

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right, let's

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Imagine a human being, and you love what you're really in love with that human being right. And it typically that is before you get married, right? Because once you get married, that love goes away, right? Yeah, no, it just develops into something else right? On fantasy into reality, right? But anyway, suppose that that type of love is there. And we're going to assume it's halal, right? So it's not gonna go into any anything. So let's assume it's there.

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And you're looking in her eyes, and you're she's looking into your eyes. And as that is happening, she notices that you're also glancing elsewhere.

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Right? There's a game taking place here. There's a discussion over there. What does she interpret that as?

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How intense is your love?

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It may not be that intense because you're not focused, right? You're not dedicated. Anything can distract you. So if you if you really love a thing, if you really, really love a thing,

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it steals your attention.

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Right? It really takes all of you in.

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There's a piece of poetry like a hadith in the Crockett ashizawa That you know, when she talks to you, right? It overwhelms you that you forget to eat and drink. Again, it's fantasy I understand his poetry supposed to be about. But the idea is sound meaning that when you're really intensely devoted to something you forget about other things, right?

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So what he's saying here is that if you truly love Allah azza wa jal, if something distracts you and takes you away from him, you let go of it. Because you don't want the competition.

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And so the dunya is the greatest competition with Allah azza wa jal. So sometimes Allah azza wa jal, if you're unable to do this on your own, if you're not able to protect yourself from it, Allah protects you. And he protects you by sometimes not giving you that job that you wanted. Or that marriage that you wanted, or the children that you wanted, or whatever thing in your life that you wanted, or he makes you sick, or he makes you this or he makes you that.

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And as long as these things propel you back to Allah azza wa jal, Allah has done you a great favor.

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Because the dunya he's gonna take it by the way, eventually all of it, right? All of it is gonna go away. I mean, we're mourning because I'm not healthy now. Oh, you're not going to have your entire body. Ultimately,

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oh, I cannot eat is going to come a time when you will not be able to eat anything. So Allah takes a little bit now to wake you up. And if Allah is doing this, Allah is protecting you. And finally, the point that I want to mention in sha Allah is to us to appreciate and feel and

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kind of have this like we are, like feel like we are swimming in Allah's protection, or that we want to be swimming in Allah's protection. So Allah azza wa jal says, the law who has your own half either Allah is the best of protectors.

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Okay, not not an alarm that you install, although you can install it, nothing wrong with that, not the seat belt, but the seat belt necessary, so do actually use it. But I'm saying that the protection of Allah has eroded is such a great and immense and beautiful protection that it's better than all other protection. So feel and ask for that protection that Allah I want you to protect me from all evil around me. And I want you to protect me from my own bad impulses, my own bad thoughts

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and weaknesses. And I want you to protect me from this evil and that evil and this physical evil and that non physical evil, but feel and appreciate Allah's protection. And that it is the thing that is keeping you alive. And it's the thing that is keeping you a believer, and it's the thing that will keep you close to him subhanho wa taala. But call onto that protection by asking Allah for it. And also by increasing your Eman and increasing your Tawakkol because the greater your Tawakkol and it's

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really tight to Iman, the greater your Tawakkol is, the greater that Allah will come to your aid and to your health. If our Tawakkol is weak, which means that we don't really trust Allah as much. We're not giving Allah what we need to give him and we're not really relying on him. Then Allah azza wa jal knows that we're not serious, then the protection will be weaker, the Reliance will be peaker and the defense will be weaker, but he wants to be upgraded. And to have the best. Trust Him

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subhanho wa Taala and ask him Subhana what to Allah, and believe in Him like trust in him that when I asked him, he's listening, and when I give him my burden, he takes away my burden from me, trust him so

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Hana with the HANA and if you give yourself to Allah zodion Allah has lived it gives you a lot more than what you had given. So we'll stop here in sha Allah and see if you have questions and again in sha Allah next week with Nila will start the Halacha at 6:30pm nila soldier

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and I will check if

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it's give you a couple of minutes

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Nam so the first question is how do we differentiate between not getting the dunya? And that's a good question. Differentiate between not getting the dunya because we are being lazy versus we that we should do more

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in order to get it versus that Allah azza wa jal is not giving him the dunya because it's not good for us. So laziness, right can be interpreted at times as well. That's divine intervention, right? And the difference between them is effort.

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I had you put an effort to get that thing or none. So if you put the effort, but you did not get it, then what does that mean? You'd been done? But if with no effort at all, right? And then you say, well, Allah does not want to give that to me, then you don't know. Right? Second, also think about the reason and it's always a good idea to think about the intention, why do you want the dunya

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so people could want the dunya for the dunya

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when we say there's a better reason when the dunya for the Fer, right? Or at least don't want the dunya for a bad intention. Not so that I could be

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domineering and that would be that I could be controlling or I could corrupt or I could be famous or I could be feel better than other people. Okay. And lord it over them I have and you don't have. So that's a very bad intention, right and a person could actually sin because of that intention. But if you could seek it for the sake of Allah azza wa jal that's perfect or at least not to earn any haram but what differentiates is Effort, Right?

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How do we protect ourselves from the distractions of the dunya by looking less at by looking at Atlas addicts let them and then let them would deny in a que dama Montana be as large I mean homes a hotel hired to do nearly enough Tina home fee. So Allah as if that was Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam don't extend your eyes towards the beauty that we had given some of them as a test. So the eyes are the windows into or you know, the windows? Yeah, I guess I guess they can be the windows

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into the heart. How does the heart know about anything outside

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eyes and ears. So if you're not looking at it, the heart is not going to be distracted by and if you're not listening to it, the heart is not going to be distracted by it, the heart is always behind is like like a mill. Like a blender, right. We don't use Mills today. But like a blender, right, it's going to blend whatever you put inside. So the eyes are going to insert or introduce something into the heart. So the heart will always be thinking about what it saw, but the eyes of

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see or the ears have seen or what you've touched. That's another sensory

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input into the heart. So if you're not looking at the hara, the heart will not look at it. But also don't excessively look at the dunya or here's something new that has just come out. The latest right? In dresses, the latest in bags, the latest in shoes, the latest in cars love litres of this, and it's not your profession, it's not your job. It's not something that is increasing you in any way is simply frivolous, distracting, so the only thing you're talking and talking about is the

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latest fashion and brand, then that's what you're thinking about. So you need to refrain restrain the eye, restrain the ear from always just listening and talking about the dunya gatherings where you talk, how much money where you're traveling, where you've just bought the mall, this and that or you're the latest car what I intend to invest, all these things are duniya so you need to restrict and refrain and instead introduce

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the Dhikr of Allah azza wa jal introduced the Quran introduce things that are beneficial, right. That's how you do that. So physically, refrain and what follows insha Allah becomes easier. I think it's merited right?

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So I think we'll probably stop here in sha Allah

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If there are more questions insha Allah please send me either send them to me or just write them down and we will answer more inshallah next week Subhanak along with him Nick shadow Allah in stuff

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but hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa

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