Change of Heart #01 – An introduction

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similar Al hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah who Allah Allah He also happy woman who Allah. How good does it feel to be back where we belong in the house of ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada after this long period

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feels like a lifetime.

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And I have missed you, dear brothers, I have missed you enormously. And the difficulties that people experience in being away from the likes of these gatherings affects all of us equally.

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And let no facade or smiley face or an appearance that someone shows you convince you otherwise, it's tough being away from the house of Allah.

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But at the same token, we celebrate we thank Allah subhanaw taala the fact that we feel this way

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we thank him that we were upset because of the distance we had between us in the masjid.

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And in some of the narrations, although there is a doubt in their chain of transmission that if you see a person visiting their houses of Allah fish had hula hoop and Iman then testify to his Eman to his faith. The fact that that love and the attachment to the masjid is there.

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After all, Allah subhanaw taala said in Nana yamu masajid Allah human ermine, it'd be lucky when you're with those who frequents the houses of Allah, they are those who believe in Allah and the Last Day. So that is Allah describing them.

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You see them in the masjid, then with their sins, and with their yearnings, and with their crimes, public and private. They are in sha Allah, people of iman, although all of us we have email and that is a work in progress.

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I mentioned if you remember in the build up to this lecture series during the trailer, I said that

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when lockdown was finally eased to some extent, and we are allowed back to the masjid, and we were making our way to the mosques to do our first Salah after a long period

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I for one was quite surprised to see how different people look from an aesthetic perspective.

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You look to your right, and you see an individual and Uncle who'd put on quite a few kgs since knock down.

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When you look to your left, you see someone who's now preying on a chair, and he used to be able to stand upright. And you look a little bit further down the measure, do you see him swallowing pills, medicines, problems, that he never had ailments, he didn't have pre lockdown.

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And others who when you tried to speak with them, they struggled to make eye contact. The social interpersonal skills are no more.

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So that took me by surprise, just the visual assessment.

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What shocked me even more was

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when we started speaking to some of our brothers in the masjid.

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And the complaints, the pains and the new addictions that had been picked up.

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And the battle with Eman

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it became clear to me that the test the internal test, the internal damage that was done because of this lockdown was far more severe than the than the physical one.

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So it became quite clear to me that if Allah subhanaw taala was going to give his life for us to restart these lectures, I promised myself that the very first topic will be a focus on these rusty hearts of ours.

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To bring them back to a status that will be pleasing to Allah and will please ask in this life before the next.

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Why the topic of hearts? Is this a topic that we've chosen to run away from the problems of reality?

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Is this a form of escapism? Don't we have anything better to talk about?

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Now I'm going to share with you and this session and next week's session they will be introductory sessions to our series that we've called change of hearts.

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I will share with you a few headings to show you that we've chosen this topic for a very huge reason. And the topic at hand is grave.

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Because there isn't anything on planet earth that requires more attention and polishing and puree purifying and curing than the condition of the human heart.

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The paradox is that there isn't anything that is more neglected and abused and exposed to all sorts of harm then that same human heart

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Why have we chosen the topic of hearts alarm

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me to share with you, perhaps seven or so headings the first

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prophet to Hood

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was heralded with open heart surgery

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prophethood began

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with a procedure

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upon the heart of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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In the famous Hadith Which Imam Al Bukhari and Muslim the rate on your authority of Ns. He said that when the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was still a child playing with some of his friends.

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Angel Jibreel made his way to him.

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And in front of those children, he wrestled him to the ground.

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And he opened up his chest, a physical opening that is, and then he extracted his heart.

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And then he opened his heart and pulled out from his heart, a Aloka

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a black clot of some sort. And Gibreel said to that child alayhi salatu salam, ha ha shaytani mink, this was che Pons portion of you.

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And then he took the heart and He washed it within a gold Belgian, using Zamzam water. Then the heart was sealed. It was placed back into the chest and then the chest was sealed. And a semi nomadic the servant of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Work How do you come to Arthur L. Murphy, somebody he I as his companion. When he became a man, I used to see the effects of the stitches on his chest. So it was a literal surgery that was done to him.

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So notice how before he became a prophet, there was a need to cleanse what

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there was a need to cleanse his heart.

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So prophethood began with the purification of the heart from a physical perspective. This is why this topic is so serious.

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In certain Vionic opponents Akina Allah said we're going to sit down upon you or Prophet Muhammad wa salam, our way to speech or heavy speech, so heavy that mountains couldn't bear it. Had the Quran being sent down upon a mountain what would have happened? Not Idaho Hershey, I'm Matassa, the iron Mihashi Attila, you would see that mountain falling apart from the fear and the Haber the O of Allah, mountains cannot receive the Quran. So what was the helipad? The honey pad was the human heart and therefore it had to be prepared.

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That's number one. Why else have we chosen the topic of hearts?

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Because the receptor of Islamic admonition is the heart. Did you understand this?

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The receiver, what receives the Islamic reminder whether Quran or Hadith or a Friday sermon or a lecture like this? What is receiving it primarily is your heart, not your ears, not any other sensory faculty that you have. It's your heart. That's where it's going.

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And this is precisely why Allah Jalla Jalla Allah who said in Surah, two AF in fee the Lika daddy Cara, there is a reminder in this for who

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Lehmann can Allahu Alban. For he who possesses a heart, there is a reminder in this what for who, for he who possesses a heart,

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not an ear, for he who possesses a heart, oh, somehow What should he do? Well, who was Shaheed or he gives ear whilst he is attentive.

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So it's going to the heart, how is it that two people may hear the exact same reminder,

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same content, same speaker, same pace, same tone of voice, they behave in polar opposite ways, we may get this disparity in this particular hole

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to people who hear the same message, but look at the difference between them.

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Person A hears it

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and his eyes begin to water up with tears.

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memories of the past start playing in his mind

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and a decision to change his life once and for all comes into play from this very evening.

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Then you have individual be may be set just next to him no social distancing needed. He hears the same content,

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but in one ear out the other unaffected. What's the differences between them?

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Nothing to do with their physical properties. No difference in

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their health in their fitness. That's not the idea. The idea is this one had a healthy heart and this one had an unhealthy heart.

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This Islamic heart was ready to receive the admonition and therefore it produced change.

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And this heart was not a healthy heart. It's obsessed with all sorts of sins and yearnings and cravings and haram, there's no room for this type of material anyway. And so it is pushed out, the difference is in the status of the heart. So the heart is the receiver of the Islamic content.

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This is just like rainwater,

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the same rain that falls upon land, but each plot of land behaves completely differently. Depending upon the properties of that soil, you have a land

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that is fertile. And so it absorbs the rainwater, and it's able to hold it, it retains it.

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And then it's able to produce all sorts of colorful plants and beneficial herbage.

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Then you have a second plot of land that receives the same rain.

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But this land is different.

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It's a rocky terrain, it's unable to absorb the water. So it holds the water, it carries it, it benefits others who come to drink from it.

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But that land itself cannot produce anything.

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And then you have a third type of land. And this is the worst of them all. It's a salty, or a sandy plot of land where the rain goes straight through it.

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That land is unable to retain the water, thus producing anything beneficial. And therefore, it is also unable to benefit itself.

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This is exactly the analogy of the human heart and how it behaves to Revelation, like what you are hearing now Islamic content, why people behave differently, because of how fertile hearts are. You have a heart that hears it, La Ilaha in the load is time to change. And the vibes of that reminder stay with you for a week after it is well, maybe a lifetime even. So you retain that knowledge. And you grow because of it. And you're willing to share it with others as well. That's the fertile land.

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And then you have a second type of hunt.

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It carries the information,

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but because it is ill with a desire that you and I may know about.

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It cannot absorb it, but it can share it with others come to the lecture. I've memorized this area. Listen to this hadith of himself. He has not grown

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and then you have the worst type of hearts where the reminder goes straight through it.

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Unable to grow because of it.

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And let alone benefit anybody else. Which heart is yours.

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And that is why Abdullah Hebrew must hold the companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said

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AUTOMOBIL Baca faith and aseema Walton search for your heart during one of three circumstances

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in the summer in the Quran, when you hear the Quran recited where is your heart?

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Where female jealousy decree and during gatherings of remembrance like this, where is your heart? Number three feet to handle when you are alone.

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When no one is looking young man searched for your heart

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of the liveness or when he concludes and he says for 11 digit callback if you hurry him out when for Selena and your moon it could have been nothing.

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If you fail to find your heart during these three times, then make dua ask Allah to give you a heart because you are a heartless human being who said no.

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So we said why have we chosen this topic? We said prophethood was foreshadowed with a procedure on the hunt. Number two, the receptor of the Islamic information and admonition is the human heart. Number three, are you taking notes number three,

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the motivator towards the doing of good deeds is the heart.

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The practitioners of Islam, those who practice their religion, they do so because of their hearts that encourage them. This is simple it's as simple as that.

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The Messenger of Allah Allah Allah who has sent him saying the famous Hadith which Bukhari and Muslim narrated on the authority of Mr. Mani blue Bashir?

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He said

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allow our interview just said the mobile attorney is our solar hot solar hotshot. You don't just Said we're either faster that First Samuel Jackson, Allah here and there is a limb in the body, he said,

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There is a name.

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If it is sound, the rest of the body will be sound. If it is corrupt, the rest of the body will be corrupt. He said that limb is the heart.

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So the heart is the king.

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The heart is what you choose the commands that gives out the instructions. These hands, these limbs, these private parts, they are simply obeying to the instruction instruction of a corrupt king, or a just king.

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But it's the hot so those who practice Islam you see them how is it that individual A is able to wake up for Salah to defend your day in day out seamlessly?

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Sometimes he or she they don't even need their alarm clocks anymore. They say it's a built in alarm. Now we just wake up without it.

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And then you have individual bee who cannot remember the last time he listened to his alarm, and didn't press a lot to figure nine or 10am in the morning.

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What's the difference between them? They're both fate. They're both healthy.

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It's a condition of what condition of the hearts

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how is it that there may be two individuals, two sisters say for example, one of them is adamant upon the Islamic hijab, the correct Islamic hijab. She doesn't care what time of day it is, hijab is hijab.

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And another one of our sisters who has a weakness as we all do,

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and the hijab slips on and off according to the mood or the circumstance or the occasion. How come

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the condition of hearts that's all there is nothing more nothing less individual a who is able to say no, this is a haram business deal. I can't do that.

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Even if you've got to do a nine to five and live off minimum wage. I will not put haram in my belly. No thanks. How does he How does he do that? And then you get individual B who's falling prey to every pyramid Ponzi scheme under the sun. He doesn't care.

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Rebar alcohol is a cheating depriving people of their innocent care.

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How come

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one difference not to one another is what the condition of the heart

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so I love the words of Shoemaker would know how Julian Shumate, son of agilon Here's a hadith transmitter and

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he said in Allah Azza wa Jalla cada Jha La Quwata remote mean if he can be he well on your channel huffy. Alba II Allah subhanho wa Taala has made the believer strong in his heart not necessarily strong in his body.

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And he elaborates Allah Tala K for Anna Raja shaken kabhi era of Viva Yasuo and how are dry aku mobile lady?

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Well, yeah, just a sharp one Catherine with Danny. He said, Don't you see how there may be an old senile man who has weakened his body? Yet he's able to fast the long summer days and he's able to pray the long summer nights in piano whilst the young man next door is unable to do all of that.

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How come? It's here? It's the condition of the heart. Do you see why we have chosen this topic brothers and sisters? Are we building a case for it in your hearts? These are three reasons I have shared with you so far. Let me share with you a fourth

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the place where fitna is presented to is the human heart.

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Do you think it's your eye that saw what was haram? Or do you think it was your ear that heard that was haram? Or did you think it was your hand or any other part of your anatomy that touched that which was haram? Carry dear sister, these are just gateways the entry the destination is the heart fitna goes straight to the heart.

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And this is mentioned explicitly. In the Hadith which Muslim narrates on the authority of holiday February a man that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to orrible defeat and Weiland Kulu obika Arbil hustle your old and older fitna tests, tribulations, temptations, whatever they may be, they are presented to the hearts to fit not by fitna.

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This the same way that a read mat is woven stick by stick.

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One at a time. fit into my fitness temptation by temptation one at a time it's coming to the heart. He explains he says Salalah when he was 11 Listen to this beautiful Hadith.

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He said for your Halloween oshi Baja located fi he knocked on soda.

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Therefore any heart that absorbs the fitna it takes it in

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What happens a black.is placed upon that heart you feel that darkness you feel that gloom and misery when you don't know your gaze for example or covering your ears for example, you feel that black dot almost physically.

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He said what are you hoping and Kara had located fi he looked at one big long, but any heart that repels this fitna with patients it turns away from it. Despite the pain he said a white dot will be placed upon that heart.

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This continues to happen had that a Syrah Allah conveying till one of two hearts will develop with a person. There's no third

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till one of two hearts. He said I'll be

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Mythili Safa Fela todo Roho fitna two modalities similar to one of the two hearts will eventually become so white, it will look like a white stone,

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pure and clean. Therefore no fitna will ever harm it. So long as the heavens and the earth endure Allahu Akbar, may Allah give us that type of heart.

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What is the second will hurt us what more bad than can cause emoji IKEA library full marathon. While Are you in queue Roman Koran Ilana Shree Berman Hala, and as for the other type of heart, that's just allowing anything in

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it will end up looking like a black and gray dust colored vessel that is Upside down, upside down and you can try to pour this cup with water all you like when it's upside down. It will never fill he said that's what the heart will look like towards the black that's colored upside down.

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Not recognizing good, not forbidding evil, but being obsessed with sins.

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So you try to offer that type of heart admonition and reminders. It just deflected.

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You give it Ira Heidi Quran sunnah, you know the person is not dialed in. He's not there. They're not checking in with you. It's deflecting it.

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So where is fitna presented your brothers and sisters. Where does it go? It goes to the heart.

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Why is it that when you see something in the street that you know maybe perhaps you look at it a little bit too long.

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And then it disappears colors, you go TK Maxx and you do your shopping? You go home, you come to sleep, you close your eyes. Now you're not in the law, the image is still there. What happened?

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It went where it went to that

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that's where fitna goes, How is it that you may hear something you know you should have closed the browser. You should have swiped left. Right you know you shouldn't have given it your eardrums. But you do you switch it off. You say I stuck with Allah. You didn't need to do that. You go home you play with the kids. You go to sleep, switch off the lights, Pin drop silence, you hear the track? What happened? You went to the heart.

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You go on the internet you read something you know you shouldn't have read it's a sugar it's a doubt it makes you shaking your religion. You switch it off you go home you come to sleep, you can still read it, you can still hear it your mind is no lingering. Why? Because it went to the heart. And the same can be said about care goodness, you come to a lecture like this or any other one. And you feel uplifted, you feel strong. You feel now buzzing with email and you feel light emanating from you even when you are leaving them as did why? Because the crib written to your heart. So fitna is presented to the heart.

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Remember that your eyes, your ears, they are gutters, gutters, imagine this gutters. And they are pouring their contents into your heart.

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And we're just allowing these gutters to pour everything at any time of the day into that poor heart. It can't take it. It can do it.

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Can you ask? I'm anxious, I'm anxious. I'm miserable. I'm upset. I'm unstable. I'm unhappy.

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What have you filled those gutters with?

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Whatever you feel this gutters mean? Because whatever you've chosen to fill them, they are pouring that into the heart.

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So this is another reason why we've chosen this topic because the home of fitna

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is the heart.

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Another reason why we've chosen this topic this is number five

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is because of the home or the happiness is the heart.

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Values like happiness and contentment and peace, satisfaction

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reliance upon Allah. What could patience

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word with these values reside?

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Not in their hands and certainly not in your bank account. These values reside only in the heart. So you spoil your limbs with all of the embellishments of your of life that you want. If you leave your heart and attended, watch how happiness will

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vanish,

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and the opposite is true.

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Give your heart the attention it deserves. And Giselle Kamala, you are doing this by attending the likes of this lecture. And watch how Allah will bring happiness back into your life because it's your heart that you are treating even though your limbs may be in pain. Your heart is at peace. You will be able to repeat the words of our predecessors who said what? If it dunya Jana, there is a paradise in this world. Millennial call her la mia congenital archaea. Whoever does not live in this paradise today will not enter the paradise of the hereafter. What paradise are they referring to?

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The paradise of having a contented heart that knows Allah genuine you know who and is at peace with him. That is a paradise that you experience in the life of this world before the hereafter. Medical dudina. He said something similar. He said my Sakina hadn't dunya mercy Aikido dunya

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carajo Mina dunya Alana Doku Aqua mafia they left this world without experiencing the sweetest thing it has to offer. They said what is the sweetest thing that life has to offer? He said marry federal law human by habit to who knowing Allah and loving Him

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that sits in the heart.

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So when the heart is attended to forget about what your limbs may be experiencing, even if it is imprisonment, a physical one or a metaphorical one, you are at peace.

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And you will repeat the words of Imam Abdul Karim who said these are wonderful words who should be written in with ink of gold, or something more precious than the ink of gold like the tears of the righteous believer that he sheds for the sake of his Lord. He said

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Fairfield couldn't be Charlottesville. Now I don't know who in an economical Allah.

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But in the human heart, there is a sense of scattering that can only be gathered by returning back to Allah subhanho wa taala.

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Well, Phil called me Washington,

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Illumina and in the human heart, there is a sense of loneliness that can only be raised by finding companionship with ALLAH SubhanA

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wa Finn called me How often were Paola Kula, there have been fear already in Allah. And in the human heart, there is a sense of fear and anxiety that can only be removed. By fleeing back to Allah Warfield can be hacer la, la, your feet wa Illa Rudaba. And in the heart, there is a sense of regret, that can only be extinguished by being content with ALLAH SubhanA wa Alaikum.

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So where is the home of happiness? The home of happiness is the heart we ask Allah gently, to allow us to taste it, and to treat our hearts.

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Why else have we chosen this topic? This is number six from the seventh

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book because brothers and sisters, the greatest of all deeds, they are the deeds of the heart.

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See, how much do we speak about the physical manifestations of Islam, Salah that you do and the care that you give and fasting that you do? And we talk about that a lot and rightly so this is part of the religion.

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How much attention do you feel is given to those inward forms of Islam?

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Acts of reliance and submission and penitence and who should humility and feeling the all of Allah and loving him and fearing him and hoping and him and yearning for him desiring that proximity with the divine. So hi, Noah, Darla, those are according to the consensus of the scholars of Islam greater than the physical acts of Islam. As a saint as a category, they are more noble, the internal acts of worship.

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And it's quite simple, isn't it? It's a no brainer.

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You all have the physical actions of Islam, you want to pray all day.

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Right?

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But in the absence of certain internal acts of worship in the heart that are absent, all of it will be in vain. Like they'll hate

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unifying Allah believing in Him. If that's not there, what does praying mean? I think

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as a Muslim, you may find asked all day, day upon day and pray night upon night,

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but then you have an issue of really showing off there's no class, all of those good deeds come crashing down Subhanallah that's the importance of having this in Jack. So they are want they are more important they are greater as a category than the physical actions of Islam. Are we giving it attention to deserves

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for

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Furthermore, this is an interesting point here.

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The actions of Islam are required sometimes. So not all of those aren't young, you're sometimes required to pray five times a day minimally. Between them. You don't need to pray.

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Fast, and you do that once a year, if you don't fast again, you're not really sinful.

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So the physical actions of Islam are required some times, but not other times. As for the inward actions of the heart, some of them are required every second of the day.

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Are you allowed for a second to pass from your life without being a Mormon?

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Are you are you allowed for a second of the day to pass by where you are in doubt of Allah?

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Are you allowed to be insincere for a second of that you're not allowed? Now we do these things. May Allah forgive us, we fall prey to them, but we are wrong for doing it. We ask Allah to forgive us. But you are required to be in that state 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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And that's why they say that the inward actions as imagined by him he said about the the inward actions that heal us learn more adult food. Those inward actions of the religion is what Allah primarily intends from us, and primarily what he wants from us, it is the foundation of all deeds.

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What amount of Allah Amina Amina, and as for the actions of the limbs, they complete them, the act to them, they enrich them.

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And then he says that the inward actions, they are like the soul of a body, whereas the physical actions, they are like the body itself, and what is the worth of a body without a?

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What is the worth of a body without dying? Without a soul? Yeah, it's dead.

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You can love your wife as much as you want. You can scream over her demise, may Allah give your wife a long life.

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But two days, three days into her death, you'll be calling the coroner saying For heaven's sake, can you please rush to the house she's beginning to stink?

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She needs to go underground, he needs to go underground. Why? Because the soul is not there. So the real value was what the hair

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the real value was in the soul. And now that it's gone, you want that person out of your life.

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So these inward actions yeah iClone these are the soul of your relationship with Allah gender Jannatul.

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One more heading I will share with you before we move on why have we chosen this topic of the hearts and that is because the center of attention on the Day of Judgment will be the human heart.

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The showdown will all depend on the state of your culture.

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And who knew Allah better than the Prophet Ibrahim some Allah Who knew Allah better than him?

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Who recognized his Lord better than him coming only second place

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to our Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu.

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So when he says something, give it Wait, he said listen to this dua Allah documents installer to Shuara chapter of the poet's Ibrahim he says

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but I'd be happy to hook no heckling even slightly ahead. My Lord give me authority and allow me to follow in the footsteps of the righteous.

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Why do I nearly sign so they still feel sad? And give me a reputation of honor in the latter generations of people?

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Why do I need you Arosa? TGN 18 nayeem allow me to be an inheritor of the Guardians of the light while he really be in who can Amina ball.

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Only an hour ALLAH forgive my father because he has gone astray while I was in here, when are you bad? Who and don't disgrace me on the day of resurrection?

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The old Nyla young foul man Oh, and then on the day when no one will be benefited by money or children?

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Have you been solely only a person who meets Allah with a sound dot?

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That is the most precious thing you can offer your load on the day of judgment and it will be the center of all attention. Show me your heart.

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And that is why how beautiful were the words of your husband and wife who said my fairways are dunya Dr. Phil Akademie. fairways will accurate. You took the clue that the distances of this world they are covered by your feet. That's how you move distances on this road. They are covered by your feet, but the distance is in the hereafter. They are covered by hearts. These are the elevators. Where's your heart?

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Why was Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu added the race. How come? What made him specialty any other companion? Wasn't the tallest, wasn't the most handsome.

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He wasn't the richest. He also wasn't the poorest.

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He didn't die as a martyr. Like Somalia, and sad. And Omar.

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He wasn't persecuted, like, yes here. And Bilal, and so Haber.

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He didn't have as much money as say Zubayr or under automatic now. Yet he is ahead of them all, including the scholars and martyrs of this nation. How come?

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simple recipe. Are you ready for it? McRib Abdullah he said, from the tagline, Mercer calm, because that is already known as it wasn't a lot of prayer and fasting that caused him to win the race. He said, Well, I can be shown in workout and be here. But it was something that fell into his heart.

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That's the secret his heart and how he felt about the religion and Allah was different. This he is when a Sofia robot as Allah said he shall be pleased. So this is the seventh reason why we've chosen this topic, which is the center of attention on the day of judgment. And your elevators in that race in the hereafter is about the condition of the heart, we ask Allah to purify the heart. This is why your brothers and sisters now focus with me as we move on to the the second area of this discussion, or this lecture.

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The study of the hearts that we're going to be starting the change of heart series is one of them, I pass it not from the west side. It's one of the objectives not a means, focus here with me for a moment.

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There are certain sciences of Islam that you study in order to help you to reach something else, but that science in of itself, it is not an objective it is a what a means to a

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objective.

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For example, you study also the Slavic legal theory, or Solomon filter, you study it not as an ends as a means to get you to jurisprudence, Islamic law.

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You study, masala, Hadith, Hadith classification sciences, not as an ends as an objective, but just to help you to get to Hadith, the science of Hadith or the study of Hadith.

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Those of you who are coming back from Egypt, to Zagreb, Allah here who are studying Arabic, you now know that you study no syntax or grammar, not as an ends.

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But in order to get you to do the correct Iran. Correct case endings when writing or speaking Arabic, it's a means to an end. As for the study of the hearts that we will be embarking on Inshallah, it is an objective in of itself.

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It's not a means it is an end in itself.

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Now we ask the question, what is the word of mean?

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We're using the word and heart interchangeably heart, the Arabic is a verb appears a lot in the Quran, what does it mean?

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From a linguistic Arabic perspective, there are two main meanings.

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The first meaning is

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called your sushi washery. For who the essence of something. And its most noble part. When you say that this is the kind of something the heart of a matter, it means it's the essence of it, and the most noble part of it,

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just from a linguistic perspective, a second meaning is God do che II either shake or do body shape, in other a shape to turn something over from site to site?

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These are the two linguistic meanings of this word. How do they apply to the human heart and why was it given this name, very easy in line with the first meaning, which we said that it is the essence of something that the most noble part of it, because that is what your heart is. It is your essence.

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And it is the most noble part of you that carries values like comprehension, and consciousness and awareness and thought, and love and submission and regret and penitence. It's your essence therefore, it's your center and it's your most noble part, that's the heart.

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And in light of this with the second meaning that we said is what?

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What was the second meaning?

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Turning something over from side to side. Why is the human heart given this name? It goes without saying, right? I assume you're insane who in the arena see Waldo in the upper level because the heart is always

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Changing from side to side.

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Always oscillating between Eman and Kufa Cofer to Eman sincerity to him saris is insincerity and vice versa, from contentment to jealousy and vice versa from greed to satisfaction and vice versa from an a result to do something to left Haji and laziness and vice versa.

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It's always changing in its intentions in its motives in its feelings from its anger and rage and it's always changing.

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And that was why even imagine aerates on your authority of Abu Musa that the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said Murthy I'll be Kenneth Elia Resetti to a liberal Haryana Hopi fella. The example of the human heart is like the example of a feather that is blown about on a windy day, either. That's your heart and mind.

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A feather that is blown about on a windy day. It's risky stuff. And of course, there's no contradiction between these two meanings.

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The essence of something and its noble part. And something that is turning from side to side, there's no contradiction, you can easily reconcile between them by saying, the noble matters. The essence of matters, the most valuable matters are things that you protect from turning from site to site and leaving you.

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So one of the names of the heart is and we've understood this now, another name that the Quran refers to it as. As the Fuad, have you heard this name before?

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Fouad. The human heart is called a frog, literally meaning something that is burning, or something that is inflamed.

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Look how graphic that is something that is inflamed. Soumya for addley castrati teta D. It's called a facade because it is inflamed with

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desires and thoughts and different intentions.

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It's true, isn't it?

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If you or your neighbor is snoring problems put in some earplugs. That's the end of your hearing. You can't hear anything. Hello.

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If your neighbor wants to keep the lights on when you're sleeping, hairless you put on something on your face. That's the end of your scene.

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There's the heart get any rest.

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The heart is constantly thinking yawning, analyzing processing, when you are awake, when you are asleep during the day, during the night. It never stops terrorizing you it's quite agonizing, actually.

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That's the nature of the heart. So it's called for odd because it's a constant state of inflammation.

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And that's why Allah said in the Quran in the summer, indeed you're hearing well Dasara and you're seeing well, and your forehead, your heart kulula IQ, I can promise there will be a question about all of these. Yola, there will be a question in front of the king about the about the heart, what did you do with it?

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So that's another name of the heart, which is the full add one more and I will close the lecture with this.

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The heart is also known as a locker.

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How do you translate article brothers?

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Or how do you translate article?

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Intellect? Yeah. Any other translations? Mind? wisdom, wisdom, okay.

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So could we say for example, it's the center of reasoning, a Lockean center of reasoning that we always thought was here.

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Look at how the Sharia places a huge and noticeable emphasis that that

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that we point to as being year is, in fact the here. Whilst it's not not diminishing at all the role of the brain, this is a no brainer, because we see people who have accidents where they're not hard enough on their heads, no one behold, there are signs of insanity, dementia and the rest of it, it's obvious.

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But what Islam does do is shift a lot of the attention to this place here.

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Something that much of conventional cardiology and medicine, perhaps is yet to catch up with and who knows maybe the coming years, we will see more and more of it and I will give you a glimpse of some scientific research that is big being uncovered in recent times. But before I share with you how the Quran and Sunnah say, reasoning is here, consciousness is here. The Quran is here, Eman is here.

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Hypocrisy is here.

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Allah gender genetic junella Who said in the Quran? A fella Yet Allah balloon of Quran and Allah

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who live in Accra. Do they not ponder over the Quran? Or are there looks upon their hearts.

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So according to the book of Allah, what is it upon this? What is it that ponders? It's the heart?

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Allah agenda Judah who said for Toby either Kulu be him for Himalayas mountain, their hearts were sealed, therefore they cannot hear.

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Therefore the prayer

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Primary faculty of uring the correct message is what it is.

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It's this according to the Quran.

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Allah said The earlier you heard in Nephi that he can ethically man Canada who can there is a reminder in this for he who possesses what a heart Allah said in another explicit ayah Allah said Flm Yasuda will fill Do they not travel in the lands further Hakuna Allah whom Kulu Kulu Nebia. So, they may develop hearts that they can understand with Oh, then we know that we have or ears that they may hear with listen for in the Halacha labs or indeed it doesn't blind the eyes for like in Ghana, and Kulu Gulati for pseudo but it blinds the hearts that are in the chests leaving no room for doubt what is being referred to here? It blinds the hearts that is in the chests achieve the

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Quran.

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huge emphasis on this

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while our kin Allah hada in a community mana was a Jana houfy Kulu become Allah has beautified Islam in your hearts

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and then the Hadith What did the beloved sallallahu alayhi wasallam say, at the Aqua Hoonah a duck wha ha ha now he said piety is here. piety is here pointing to his heart three times.

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What do you and I do when we want to say that we got things going on in our mind we said

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right prophesies and missing

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the heart.

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And

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the messenger of Allah Allah who has said that

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he mentioned other Hadith that indicate that the center of reasoning is indeed the heart that to the idea, Swanee Hina Myrna

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Sami Atallah Harper Allah, and we butcher in the Hadith kotse Allah said, that I have prepared for my righteous servants in Jannah paradise, that which no I have seen, no ear has heard and no heart could ever imagine. So what is the central imagination according to the Sunnah

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the heart.

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So it's fascinating. It's fascinating.

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And like I said, the fact that conventional medicine is yet to arrive at much of what we are explaining shouldn't stump has to cause us to doubt. In fact, there are so many questions that modern day medics with all due respect brothers, that they cannot answer to this day. And understandably so. What is the reality of an era and intention?

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What is the reality of love and hatred? What is there? How is that formed in the human being? Where does it sit? No one knows.

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What is despair? What is submission and acceptance? What is reliance? What is fear? What is jealousy? What is contentment? What is happiness? Can America explain to you what these things are? Of course not.

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So the easiest person to stump their brothers is the medic, not because of their ignorance, no, actually, it's the opposite. It's because of how little we actually know of the human body.

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We're still learning. But I share with you this and this is the last part of our lecture and we'll finish in five minutes.

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More than the research is really catching up with the Quran and Sunnah as it always does. And it's beginning to suggest in recent years that there is a huge emphasis on the human heart as having brain like qualities, or having what brain like qualities.

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There was a study in 1974 by two French researchers, two French scientists,

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Gary and Verni, I think their names were.

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And they were essentially stimulating the vagus nerve in cats. The vagus nerve is the nerve that connects the heart to the brains and they communicate. And they discovered that it wasn't as simple as the brain communicating messages to the heart.

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It was actually a two way communication. The brain is sending messages to the heart, but the heart has its fair share of things to say to the brain as well. And this shocked them.

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And they and they found that sometimes the brain would give instruction to the heart and the heart wouldn't obey.

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So it's making them believe that the heart is acting to some extent as an independent brain with its own decision making. They've discovered that the the the the heart in recent times, they've actually reclassified the heart as an endocrine gland. You guys know this better than me.

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When they saw it, producing a new hormone, they call it the NF and this hormone actively affects your kidneys, your blood vessels and parts of the brain.

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The heart is producing hormones

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that affect the brain and influence the brain. There is two way communication and the heart is able to learn apparently it's able to understand it

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able to communicate these messages to other cells.

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It's amazing Subhanallah it's phenomenal.

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So the heart brain, this is what they are calling it the heart brain.

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And to show you this type of independence to some extent that it has looked at, in recent times, when the heart is taken out of the chest over a person, it's still beating. When it's completely severed all of those nerves between the and the brains, the central nervous system is severed, the heart can continue beating by itself for some time. I'm not mistaken, Dr.

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Wright, what does that tell you? It tells you that it's not entirely dependent upon the brain. In fact, it's self initiated. In fact, we know in modern day medicine, that what the heart begins to beat within the chest of a fetus well, before the brain is even formed.

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So the instruction to beat was not initiated by the brain, the central nervous system is not existent. It is self initiated. How come?

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The heart has a level of independent reasoning. It has to be taken care of your brothers and sisters, this is serious stuff.

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And there was actually there's documented cases of people who were beheaded. So the connection between the brain and the heart is gone.

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And the body the beheaded body actually stood up. And it worked around for a while, and then it fell back down. How did that happen? How could that happen?

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I read in an article in 2008, in the Mail Online,

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of an amazing case of a

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of an American who took the heart from a donor.

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And then a few years down, he became very depressed. He committed suicide. They discovered that 12 years prior, the one who gave him the heart, right, the donor had also committed suicide from depression, same heart. Here's what is more amazing. When they investigated it, they found that the person who received the heart of the depressed one who did he marry, he married the former wife of the donor.

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She was the one

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insane

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yeah, I hope this reassures my wife upstairs.

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But listen, if any of you ended up taking my heart, move to another city, please.

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In the same article, a lady she mentioned about her experience in receiving a heart from a young boy who was 18 years old, young man 18 years old who died in a motorcycle accident. So she needed a new heart. Actually, she needed a new set of lungs. She took both from him.

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And then she speaks about her waking up from the operation. The press were there to interview her. They said to her how do you feel? She said, I'll be honest with you. I'm dying for a beer right now. Korea do with a beer. She said then I stopped in my tracks. I said, Where'd that come from? I don't even like beer. But she said I just needed the taste of beer for some strange reason. I was disappointed with myself. She said then I started getting these cravings for three things. Snickers, green peppers, Kentucky Fried Chicken. I don't like these things. She said.

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I think she said I became a lot more masculine in my behavior I felt in my femininity was dying out. I was walking like a man. I was lumbering like this stocky football player as if I've got muscles with my chest puffed out. I didn't know what was happening. I was becoming more self conscious, more reliant upon myself more calm, more daring. Like the guy almost who died from a motorcycle accident.

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And then this is the weirdest thing. She said I started having these really weird romantic dreams

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that I was in infatuated with a Tim L. A Tim. She said that his surname began with L. I don't remember what the surname was.

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She said I loved him so much in my room. It was like I was inhaling him into my soul. It's like he was part of me.

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Anyway, she said I began to there was something fishy about this. I wasn't myself. So I decided to inquire about the person who donated the heart to me. The hospital wouldn't give give me the name because of their strict code of confidentiality. She said I never gave up. So she went with a friend to an obituary. They found the name of the person the donor. What was his name? Timothy Lama rent.

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Timothy that's the Tim lander and that's the girl. She knew his name just by virtue of the heart to know she was in love with him because he's now inside of her.

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She said I managed to track down

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At his address, me and my friend, we went and we spoke to the family and they were very emotional to see part of their son inside somebody else. We spoke and

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I said, what was his favorite drinks? They said III love beer.

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What about his foods? They said, Well, he loves chicken nuggets. That's the KFC.

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They said he was really into his chocolate specialty Snickers. And whenever he'd have salad, he'd have to have a lot of green peppers inside as well.

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So what is this hot brothers and sisters?

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What is this hot just a mushy limb by just cries overlap? Or is there a little bit more to that? Yeah.

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There was a book by Claire Sylvia, called change of heart actually like the name of our series. And she speaks of a woman who received the heart of a donor.

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And within a few weeks, she knew the name of the donor, her address and a lot of the information about the family. Although all of this information was withheld from her.

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And she speaks of another woman who took the heart of a woman that was murdered,

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and threw out her dreams and moments of quiet solitude. She was able to rethink the entire crime scene for how the lady was killed. She managed to reconstruct the entire details until she gave the details to the police officer and they found him and convicted him.

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So the center of reasoning and the center of consciousness is the human heart according to the religion.

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And therefore your brothers and sisters, the topic at hand is profound. We asked Allah subhanaw taala to enable us to give us the attention to give it the attention it deserves. Next week will be a second introductory lecture. But until then, we say what's on the line and you know

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what I'm doing I haven't gotten that marker