Riyaa the Hidden Shirk
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today, we're going to be tackling the topic of hidden shift, which is called reality.
And we'll read a little bit of what Liam has to say on the subject from his book that would go on.
we're going to supplement it with
some of what even Kodama says, and his work muscle mean hydrogen, oxygen, because predominant, does really beautiful job addressing the topic as well. So, first of all definitions, what is it? Yeah, and where does this word come from react, translated as showing off.
And react comes from the word law, which means to see, language.
And technically, it is to do a by that, to do acts of worship, with the intent of pleasing other than Allah. And this definition is important because when we say it's showing off, or when it's translated as showing off, a person might think about non a by that normally, when we say showing off in the English context, you're thinking about things that are non spiritual, non religious showing off with regards to a car that I have showing off with regard. So watch, showing off with regards to a house showing off with regard so a lot of things my clothes, right, but when we're talking about idea, which is translated as showing off, but he carries a religious connotation, and
the technical definition is doing that which is intended, normally intended for ALLAH SubhanA, that it's an act of worship, with the intention of pleasing other than Allah. Now, React is incredibly difficult to detect. And it is incredibly dangerous. It carries these two problems, difficult to detect, as well as being very dangerous to a person's religion. As for it being difficult to detect the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says, The Hidden Shinnick is more difficult to discern than the creeping of a blank ADS.
You're sitting in the masjid.
If there was an ant crawling by you, did you notice it? Would you be even paying attention to it? No, right? It would just happen to it would have it would happen to line up with your line of vision number one, or it has to be like a couple of ads, maybe a whole trail of ants walking right then you might notice but more often than not, number one, you're not looking for it.
And number two,
unless it happened to be in front of you, you wouldn't see it and so this notion of via your hidden Chittick it is so so difficult to discern. It is so difficult to notice and that is why it is incredibly important that we are always engaging our intentions. So if you're an authority and his famous statement he says my alleged to say that I never dealt with anything that was more difficult than me at why you're not dependable and it's always changing Yes, there was a time in your life where you might have been so incredibly excited so incredibly invested in worshipping Allah subhana wa Tada but is that you right now and is that you today? And was that you and Salatin motive just
now and will it be you and selective Isha? When the aroma are talking about wrestling, guarding challenging themselves with regards to their Nia, you're talking about a constant struggle. It's something that they consistently dealt with every single day of their lives. So number one, it's difficult to discern. Number two, how dangerous is it? Number one it's so dangerous that it was the thing that the prophets the lightest and then feared for his more than the dead.
You know that the job is a topic that captures our imagination. People love discussing that agenda. The province will allied as enemies that from the time of the creation of Adam until the Day of Judgment, there is no fitna that will be like in the fitting of it that a person will go to him a believer knowing that it's the dungeon right. And they will still flip because of what the judge will put in their heart of doubts. He will come to people who have been in drought and he will make it rain. He will go to people who are in famine and he will make vegetation come out from the earth. He will raise the dead seemingly or what will appear to be the debt in front of people
And look raise the debt literally. And so the province licenses from the time of Adam until this option was visited. But there's going to be no fitna greater than that of the project. And so one time this Hobbit will be alive and we're sitting in discussing the debt
and the province of allied as sees them and he says, Shall I not tell you about something that I fear for you more than the job?
Now, what is this going to be something even more than the job? And he said, A *can huffy the hidden shirt that a person stands up to pray for you say you're going to salata. And so they beautify their prayer, due to what they see of other people watching them.
The progress I said, I'm sure that more than at the Jet so the question becomes why why does the prophets lesson in fear that more than he fears that the jet
at the end of the day, as great as the fitna is of the job?
Who's going to experience that fitna?
Just whoever is alive at that period of time, already 1400 years of the OMA has gone by they've lived and they've died without experiencing the fitna with that job. But the fitna of schicke. And the hidden Sheikh is a fitna that is experienced by every single individual of this ummah. Everyone has experienced or has the potential to experience the beautification of their prayer due to what they see of other people watching the beautification of their actions, making someone other than Allah subhanaw taala the audience for their for their actions, the altering of their intention. And so this, the province of the lightest and then fears this because of its prevalence, because of its
encompassing nature for the entire Ummah, and its danger, as for
some examples of how dangerous it is, well, Allah Subhana Allah simply does not accept an act that is done for other than him, he says, an oven a short, okay, and he says, I am the one who is least in need of having partners.
So whoever does any action,
intending for it other than me to talk to who I should have gotten, I leave them and the one that they're associated with me, ALLAH SubhanA data refuses, that an action be done, that is directed to anyone other than him. 98% for Allah 2% for somebody else, Allah does not accept that action. It has to be pure, unadulterated, don't hate and worship.
And so Allah Subhana Allah rejects that action.
Not only does he reject it, but if that person was doing actions that were obligatory, and they were
they were corrupting those actions with a hidden chick, then they are under threats. The province cellulitis and and tells us in the hadith of Allah will lay it on, who the first three people whom the fire will be kindled with on the Day of Judgment, the first three,
who's the first he says, that the prophets of Allah day sent him said, and it's an important Hadith and it's one that we again, this topic of Riyadh is something that should be visited again and again and again and again. And the question isn't, that we should be asking ourselves is not should do I know this information already. I'm sure you've heard these ahaadeeth in these ads before, and the statements and all of that. But what the Soufiane say, he says, I'm always struggling with my intention. And it's a reminder for us to challenge ourselves, and to struggle and to accuse ourselves and to accuse our intentions and so the prophets of Allah, they send them he says,
that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will call forward adding, or it caught it. A person who is a reciter of the Quran or a scholar of the religion, and Allah Subhana Allah data will recount his blessings to that person, and that person will deny any of them and Allah will say, Well, what did you do with them? That person will say, I taught the people your book. I lectured and I've taught and I taught,
and I taught,
and ALLAH SubhanA data will say that you lied, and the angels will say you're lying. Allah will then say you did it so that the people could say, yeah, right. They did. So they can say you are a parent. And it was said,
it was said, and then Allah Subhana deitel command for that person to be dragged on their face into the hellfire. And Allah Subhana Allah will then
call forward a person who is a job worth a philanthropist, someone who's always giving sadaqa and man sadaqa is not easy to give to a boon, no matter who been Gemma, Allah says you love wealth, a severe love. It's not easy for us to depart with money. And hence the province that Elijah said I'm called a soda to borrow hand that sadaqa is proof of a person's faith. But this person gave sadaqa and they gave him charity. And Allah subhana die will recount this clip his blessings to that person and they won't deny any of them and then Allah will
Say What did you do with my blessings and they will say I there was no path except that I gave in your sake.
They needed a masjid. I built a masjid. They needed an Islamic school, I contributed to the Islamic school, they needed a shelter, I helped build the shelter or I built the shelter, I'm always spending. And Allah Subhana Allah will say to him, you live and the angels will say you land this person on the Day of Judgment puts forth their best argument or excuse and they are simply meant by ALLAH SubhanA data saying your life
what's left? And the angels say you lie. Allah will then say to him, you said it's about the people who say that you are generous. And it was said, that phrase again repeats and it was said, What does that mean? It means that you got a little bit of what you wanted. Allah says
mankind he read Will Angela. I've janela Wolfie ha mana Shah oedema.
Allah says Whoever wants an idea this dunya I did not know who we have, we will add you that means that which is hasted Allah says we will Hastin for them. Matt, Misha, what we wish now where they wish, they're not going to get everything that they wish, they're going to want more money than what they get, they're going to want more lifespan of what they get, they're going to want more love than what they get more fame than what they get, they're not going to get everything that they want, they're going to get what we wish for them to have
Lehman nuded for whomever we wish, not everybody's gonna get it. There's going to be a lot of people who want the dunya and they're not going to get what they want. So Medina who Jahannam Allah says, and then after that, because they wanted the idea they wanted the dunya we've made for them to hellfire, they will enter it into humiliation, woman on earth. And whoever wants to hereafter was NASA. Yeah, who a movement for that kind of Saudi homeschooler. And whoever wants the hereafter, though, who's ever Their goal is the hereafter
was that Allah has. It's not just enough that a person says they want the answer, but that they strive and side hustle, yeah, half the salary of the Hereafter is two things. Number one is loss. And number two is following the son of the prophets of Elijah Sen. And these two ingredients you see again and again and again in the discussion with regards to seeking the Hereafter. And it'll come again and Charlotte that as well. Whoever wants the asset or sila so you have women and they have faith. A man here means believing in Allah subhana data and his messenger so bold ideas and the pillars for Allah if you kind of start you homeschool, those people who come with all of that, those
are the ones whose journey is going to be appreciated. And so, Allah Subhana Allah says to that person, and it was said that generous philanthropist individual you got what you wanted. And then the third person is a person who will come with the greatest thing that a person can give and that is their life. The Shaheed the murderer, and Allah Subhana Allah deitel recount his blessings, the man won't deny any of them. They'll say, What did you do I fought in your path until I was killed. And Allah subhana dialer will say, you lied, and the angels will say you lied, you did this or that the people could say that you are brave, and it was said, and then that person now these three
would generally be considered the best of society. You have
that image or the Hadith and the prophets of Allah, Allah who said, Let me says Pharaoh comenta, Allah Quran, Allah Allah, the best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it. That's number one. That is the best individual that hadith magnify the best of you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it. That's number one. And number two, the second is the one who gives and you think of someone like Minnesota, the second one is the one who is generous.
And they're so generous that they
They're so generous with math follow the law, what does he say? Or what did he do with math reached the level was through his generosity through us other than that he gave us the progress of the lesson I've said malaba is mine my file about how to deal with man will not be harmed by anything that he does after today. And number three, the person who's a Shaheed I mean, that person is mean Alladhina anomala. I didn't mean in the being of some delay in our show that was a lot of hate, but how sooner or later if they are the best company, the martyrs and the righteous and the truth, and yet these individuals, not because of their actions, but because of their intentions and who they
made their audience. These people are rejected by Allah subhanaw taala and so the danger of that you can imagine a person whether the other beloved person dedicating their entire life to being in the massage of praying Salawat giving Dawa in the streets,
learning studying, memorizing, and then on the day of judgment, all of that is rejected.
because of their audience, and so a person always has to be challenging themselves. Why am I doing something?
What are some of the symptoms of it? Yeah. The two greatest symptoms that a person needs to always pay attention to, is the love of praise and the fear of criticism. These two things, a man says rasool Allah Azza wa salam ala Rasulillah right of Nigel your party Lucija
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Oh, your particular area. Are you on visa vie the law said O Messenger of Allah, a man who fights
at a bravery
and another man who fights to defend and another man who fights to show off which one of them is the in the path of Allah and the province of the light. SM says man kottelat Hakuna Kadima to Allah here earlier for Wolfie Sabine, whoever fights so that the word of Allah Subhana Allah data is so brief. That person is in the path of Allah, the One who fights out of generals out of courage or out of bravery. What is that person doing? They're desiring praise. And the person who fights Hemi attend, defending right defending on or defending their tribe or defending whatever it is that they're defending? What are they defending from? They're defending from criticism, they're defending from
blame? And then you have the third who is that? Yeah. And so both of these two things, are things that corrupt a person's intention.
A person not loving praise, not seeking praise. That person isn't thinking about the praise of individuals when they do an action, because if they're thinking of the face of individuals, and they're doing an action, and that is corrupted,
but if a person doesn't action, and then they are praised. Well, there's two aspects to that. Because a man came to us a little loss, Allah sent him and said, O Messenger of Allah, Hadith as reported by Muslim, he says, O Messenger of a lot, a person does something, and then the people praise them for it. You did something, you weren't thinking about people, your audience was ALLAH SubhanA data. And then, you know, a year later, two years later, five years later, 10 years later, something you accomplished when you were younger, right. And people are continuing to praise you because of the action.
The province of Milan is sending me said when people are praised after they have done something.
They're not intending it, he said to guide you to Bucha one moment, that is the hastening of the reward of a believer, that is some of the reward from Allah subhana data that has been preserved from you in the Hereafter. And some of it has nothing to do the vignettes glad tidings, basically.
But there's also another aspect that a bit Kodama mentions, and that is, what if a person is doing an action,
but they themselves then go when they're sharing that action? They're telling people about it.
They completed the action. But five years later, six years later, they're always going and telling people Yeah, unless electronic denied, did hedge 19 times? You know, looking forward to it again, one more time I want to do 21. Right? Or they're always just sharing with people things that they did
able to Kodama says Phil violet, in most cases, a person who is like that, that person, when they did an action, they had a share of RIA when they were doing it.
And that's why they are sharing it and after having completed that action, and so a person needs to be very cautious of hiding their good deeds as well as they hide their sense.
That's number one, the love of praise. Number two is the fear of criticism. Allah describes the believers, they have one at OMA today, they do not fear the blame of anybody who blames that IQ of a block. That is the bounty of Allah, He gives it to whomever he wishes.
What does that mean? Does that mean that a person seeks out controversy? I don't care what people say. So I'm just going to say this and say that and say this and say that? No, it doesn't mean that a person seeks out controversy, because
if a person seeks out controversy, if a person is reckless with their they put themselves in positions where people are going to blame them, right, they put themselves in positions of blame, because I don't care what people think. Right? And even though what they're saying is right and correct, and all of that type of stuff, but they put themselves out there.
Even Kodama says that person has now occupied themselves, because the praise of people and the blame of people both occupied people. I mean, it is not realistic. It's not pragmatic to think that a person if they do not fear the blame of people, that they will not be bothered by the blame of
People, it's one thing to not fear, the blame of people that you will do whatever it is that you believe to be true. But it is also not realistic to think that people aren't going to be bothered when people criticize you. And that's why you see, I mean, we've seen this all the time with even the most righteous or an AMA and what have you that when they are put in positions where they are criticized by people because of how could that they have said, or positions that they have held, that they then spent a lot of energy defending themselves? That's human nature,
through Hulkbuster, through articles and what have you, it's human nature to not want to be criticized and not want to be blamed. And so even Kodama says a person shouldn't put themselves in a position to be criticize, but if that position comes to you,
and if that moment comes to you that you do not fear the blame of people, how does that manifest in an everyday sense?
People fear the blame of people. You know, I'll never forget one time. I was in the company of a shared who a sister was asking a question to him too. And her question was,
I have a problem saying no to anybody.
And so my schedule is filled with all sorts of like events that I really don't want to do. They asked her to teach Sunday school, she's teaching Sunday school, they're asking her to teach up on Halloween, she's teaching on Quran halacha. They're asking her to come and donate and volunteer time here, and she's volunteering time here, and she's exhausted
24/7 The community's eating up her time. And she's complaining, she's like, I don't know what to do. I can't say no to people. And he said, if you have a problem saying no, then I think that you should revisit your loss.
She was not expecting that.
She's doing so much volunteerism, she's doing so much good work. And now you're telling her she needs to revisit her loss? How so? Says because if you are doing things that you don't think are the most beneficial use of your time, then you have to ask yourself why you're doing it? Are you doing it to please Allah Subhana Allah? Well, if you're doing it to please Allah, then you would do that what you believe is most rewardable and the best use of your time?
So are you doing it for the people, and you're doing it for the people, then that's the problem that you need to revisit. Eventually a person when they make Allah Subhana Allah, they're so audience.
They don't fear the criticism of people. They become comfortable saying, no, no, I can't do that.
You can't come and teach this halophyte domestic now, what are you going to be doing? Instead, I'm going to be having dinner with my mom.
I believe that to be more rewarding for my time. Right? It's about managing
your relationship with Allah subhana data through the creation, and eventually a person will reach a level of sincerity where the praise of people, and the criticism of people becomes equal in their eyes. So these are the two symptoms of the love of praise, and the fear of criticism. And then even Adama continues to describe
what are some of the aspects of worship, when a person is is involved in worship?
And react creeps in at that point in time? What are some of the ways that they can remedy react? What are some of the ways that a person can resolve react that they have? And of the first is he mentions that a person constantly remember
the audience that they have of people, is something that is so quickly going to disappear? How quickly are you going to be standing in front of Allah subhana that on the Day of Judgment, how quickly are these people going to leave you as much as they love you now, as much as they may appreciate you now, as soon as you become poor, he says, As soon as you become, as soon as you lose anything of your wealth, or your job, or your reputation or what have you, they will quickly scatter from you. And we see this so much with regards to real life examples in our lives, that people as soon as they
their fortunes change, that the many friends that they have around them disappear. And so if that's the case, am I willing to lose my dunya and my hereafter for the purpose of these very
trends, transient relationships?
If not the same, he says
Philomel slide would hide him and FDR will pay you to do this.
He says, If you want to know what righteous actions are, they are actions that are sincerely done from Allah subhanho data and they are in accordance with the Sunnah of the Prophet civil body have set it up. This is always these are the two ingredients for an action to be
accepted by law. Number one is that it'd be done sincerely for less panel data and it'd be done sincerely for or in accordance with the province of Alberta. sediminis sunnah and other human health club used to make the DUA and you say Allah Medina MIT Aquila, Warsaw they have, which I really wish he could hardly saw what I hadn't V shaida. This Omar, he would say, Oh Allah make my actions sincerely for you, all of it. And make it sincerely for your face. When it died, yeah, hunting, fishing, and do not make any portion of it for anyone else other than you. And he says, in no time continues to say, well, how the * could feed anybody. You have to survive and work hard. You are
taboo either he is a car and I'm rewatching. So this is important differentiation. He says it reacts when it is introduced into an action, you'll believe.
It cancels out and it nullifies the reward of that action. If it was something that was voluntary.
for rockers for example, or to rock house or what have you.
And you beautify your citation, because there are people there.
He says it nullifies it's
and it can be punishable, if it is an obligatory action salatu salam ala Rasulillah from the public.
Why is it punishable? Because Allah Subhana Allah has commanded for those acts of worship to be done sincerely for him. Allah says well mountain middle Italia would Allah have mercy and they have not been commanded except to worship Allah Subhana Allah sincerely the religion for him. And so if a person is offering obligatory acts of worship, but they are not sincerely for Allah Subhana Allah added then they have fallen short of their obligation. And if they fallen short of their obligation, then the under the threat of punishment. And he says for your article, as I said, in the last panel in llama nama Amata be the baddest, the baddest and harissa. And so there's another aspect here
and they will put down I actually mentioned this and I want to qualify it because even with ama when he is describing some of the symptoms of video, he says, for example, that a person because there's two there's two levels of damage, okay? The first level is that a person initiates a good D because of the audience of people and that's what's called major via and it nullifies the action completely.
A person doesn't pray
but there are people there so he prays with him, or person doesn't print Aisha
why but there's a muscles people around so he prays ation Okay, he prays for them.
That and that deed is voided completely. Then you have another person
who prays Isha normally every day of their life, the previous show
what they prayed, Aisha was to Surahs Kuru Allah, the prayer that we fill up every night, maybe when they want variety. They go to hula over the last either Jaws of Life, that's their rotation. But now because there are people
they lead with
a salami, one of the cauliflower memes, okay. Any of them, I've loved him or anything like that. So they're flexing, because they have an audience. This one, the US of the action, the action itself was done for Allah they pray Alicia for Allah Subhana Allah Allah, but that sort of that they're reciting who is that for?
For the people? And so that aspect is rejected.
But then here's another question. And even for them, he says, He gives the example of a person who doesn't pray to hygiene or sorry, they prayed to hedge.
But he says they pray 200 And it's difficult for them. But when they have a guest, Jaco Munna, Shere Khan, they jump up to pray, they're ready 330, they just jump up and they're ready to brave. Okay. And you could give the example of someone who gets a professional like that for budget, it's very difficult for them arduous blah, blah, blah, but as soon as if they have a guest over there. So I have a question for you. Isn't that all of our experience though?
Like when you're when you have righteous people with you? Aren't you way more energetic when it comes to doing righteous deeds?
That's the question. So even for that was giving these examples are these examples. He's giving these examples as proof of VDF but I'm saying these examples a person for example, if they have a guest, they jump up and they're they're willing, they're much more energetic for example, or for person who there in the company of people, they might resign to sort of that's longer or something like that. Is that I mean, it's
Isn't that? What part of that? Is it yet? And how do you distinguish between something being reactive and something being the encouragement of the righteous around you, which we're all we're all told to have, right? And we all bear witness that when you are in good company, you did things at a better with a better quality.
And you in fact do more.
And so are these actions all considered actions of video?
Okay, so when qualifiers praise what else? You only do it
our people, anytime when you if you only do it when there are people around, okay, but isn't that also just the presence of good people? You know, sometimes when I'm got good people around me, I might do things that I never do all year.
Ideas staying in?
Exactly isn't the idea of good company that you do things that you normally wouldn't do when you're alone?
So here's the thing, what does it all go back to?
It goes back to your audience. This is so important. The audience if I'm sitting with some people who are reminding me about the hellfire, we just shared a hadith about Jenna, right? I mean, every heart that I every lecture, what is the purpose of all of it is to inspire, motivate, educate all of this type of stuff. So that when you get up first of all often Isha,
you are more ready to make Allah subhanaw taala your audience it all becomes as to who is your heart looking at. And so if I'm in the company of good people, and I am energetic, to worship Allah subhana data, more than I am when I'm by myself because of what we have shared and what we've heard and all of that I am more excited to stand in front of Allah subhanaw taala with my heart, and my audience is a lot. Right? They've they've supercharged that friendship and what have you has powered my battery to worship Allah subhanaw taala at a higher level, than that is what is intended. That is what the goal is. But if when I stand up in that prayer, my audience is not Allah subhanho data, my
audience is divided.
My friend here and this friend there, and I'm jumping up to break the law does even for them and saying not because of Allah subhanaw taala being my audience, but because my friend is my audience, then that is where that yet comes. And that distinguished or that that point is very important to distinguish.
And then what are some of the ways to protect the person from
the prophets that Elijah said, he told the Companions,
he told them a DUA to make when he said that this ship is more difficult to discern, than a crawling act. And they said, What should we say well, Messenger of Allah, He said, all along the in your OB GYN Oceanica become, he says, say I seek refuge or Allah I seek refuge in you that I commit schicke with you what Allah was the futile columella Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You from committing * with you while I know and I seek your forgiveness for what I don't know.
That is the first and that is always the greatest and the most important that a person continue to make a stop to Allah subhana wa Tada and to invoke Allah anytime a person wants anything in the dunya or the hereafter, that they ask ALLAH SubhanA data for the prophets of Allah it is and then he said to be an ambassador, he thus alphas le Lafley. This Danfoss the end biller if you ask them, ask Allah and if you seek the help of anyone seek the help of Allah.
is that a person
learns about the hereafter?
Why is that important? Is because the more a person studies the hereafter, the more a person is constantly reflecting on the hereafter The more a person is constantly reflecting on how transient This dunya is,
the more they will realize that investing your hopes and dreams in the praise of individuals is
a lost transaction.
It is complete failure.
How quickly do people forget?
How people do quickly not care about everything that you've done?
I don't care who you take. You take the most famous people who have ever lived.
Not ever actually. But the most famous people who have lived in the past 100 years and who cares about them now. Take the greatest athletes take the greatest celebrities you take and you take and use
And you take and 20 years removed, nobody cares about them.
And so investing your life, in the
attention of people is always going to be at a loss. I love what Imam Malik said.
He's he wrote his
magnum opus, his motto. This is his life's work, and it's his greatest work. And it's the oldest book other than the Quran that's reached us in Islam. There's no book that we have that's reached us now that is older than the motto of Imam Malik.
And it was incredibly accepted during his time, widespread, and of course, success breeds imitation. And so another person wrote a book and he also called him in one thought.
And so this was brought to
the mathematics attention, someone came and told him he said so and so wrote a book, and he also called it on Wattpad.
And Imam Malik, he responded and he said, Makana De La Jolla,
he said, wherever is done for Allah, that is what's going to remain.
If you want your actions where you're investing, to remain, then make Allah subhanaw taala your audience don't make anyone else your audience, everybody else, their memory is too short. Allah subhana data's IS LM Tara and Allahu Allah muffs are before that ALLAH SubhanA data says.
I saw Allah when
Allah encompasses it, and they have forgotten it. That is obviously people normally think about bad deeds, and it's very scary. It's threatening that a person forgets their bad deeds. But Allah subhana data, this verse also encompasses good deeds, that Allah encompasses the good that you do, even though you've forgotten it.
So the second is that a person constantly remembers the hereafter?
Can you brothers just come this way?
second is that a person constantly remembers the Hereafter. And that gives meaning to what some of the stuff mentioned. And it's narrated from a lot of them.
This statement to eliminate Milady Allah forbid Mia Hakuna Illa Allah, we learn knowledge for other than Allah, during their time, if a person sought knowledge, of the benefits of seeking knowledge, it was that you it could become a very so you had people who admired you, you had positions that you could take, like being a judge can with authority come with a lot of
a lot of potential. And yet
they said we learn knowledge for other than Allah. For Eberly the knowledge itself refused to be for other than Allah Subhana Allah the knowledge itself compelled them that it'd be for our last panel. And so number two is learning about Astra.
Number three, even Kodama says,
fell out what he says fear calorie, wrote, he also did he let him in her NCRB. So he says, How do you remove
the roots of react? And he says, the way that you remove
the roots of, of React is that you remove the symptoms themselves, which is the love of praise, and the fear of criticism.
And he says, for example,
that a person recognize that everything that they do, if they leave it up to the people, they're never going to please people. They'll be pleased with you today. And there'll be displeased with you tomorrow. And the same people who are pleased with you today will be displeased with you tomorrow and you've never been going to be able to gather everybody right? You're always going to and that's why we have the statement. If you're going to make an omelet, you have to break some eggs you're never gonna be able to please anybody.
And then he says
and he recognizes that it is because of he says when I agree with Mr. homeshare What are you? What are you up to risk of injury by the Coulomb? I just lie I'm recording the unforeseen bottle on the corner molten water hasn't fallen? Further. Cholera has been FCF fattura rubber to hook FIRREA what I laid out in the hallway in an app the lair of a female doorway Or so he says number one
is that a person learns about the dangers of video and he gives an example and he says the shower that a person has for something the desire that a person has for something becomes debilitated it becomes canceled when when a person recognizes as dangerous if a person offers you, honey, amazing honey, a beautiful Dominus example.
A person offers you honey, and you love honey. For example, if a person offers you a burger and you love burgers, they offer you whatever it is ice cream, and you love ice cream. Right? And you might be so like excited about eating it and you have no resistance and no willpower to these items to these things, these particular foods, but then, you know, you come to know you are told that that ice cream, that burger, that pizza, whatever it is, has poison in it.
What's going to happen to your desire,
gone, immediately it evaporates. Why? Because of the danger that you immediately attached to that the item.
Similarly, he says, When you love the praise of people, or you fear the criticism of people, but you attach to this notion that their love
or my love of their love
is going to bring me to be questioned by Allah subhanaw taala on the Day of Judgment is going to cause for my deeds to be nullified, it's going to cause for me to be under threat of Johanna.
That will nullify that desire. So that's number one. And number two,
he says, What mean, though enough yet, and you're always gonna have so far about that. This is very important that a person accustoms themselves to hide in their hiding their acts of worship.
One of the signs that a person
should accuse themselves of React is when all of your best actions are done in public.
There are some actions when we're supposed to do them in public. you're selecting a shot you're supposed to do that in public, you're fasting in Ramadan, obviously you're hij think Sulaco. Juma these are things that a person should do in public. But your best self should not be public.
You should be better, we should all be better privately than we are publicly. That's the goal. And the province of Allah it was in them used to say, and used to make dua Oh Allah, make my inner self better than my outer self and make my outer self righteous. And Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Anhu. What did he say about Omar when he nominated him to be the Khalifa? He said, What is hidden of him is better than what is outer of him working on the nose over top. And so a person should always aim that and if a person is better on the outside than they are when they are private, then that is a symptom of RIA and that is something that a person should excuse themselves off. What does that mean? It means
hiding acts of worship, there should be some acts of worship that are just between you and Allah subhana data nobody ever knows about. Nobody ever. He knows in an Aberdeen,
the great grandson of Rasulullah cellulitis and he's it even in his sin.
I live in it I said, and I live in it, I said, was the only male who survived the Battle of Karbala because he was a young boy and he was sick and he was in a tent, the massacre of Kabul actually wasn't a battle. But,
and he became incredibly apolitical. And he returned back to Medina because of what he saw and what he experienced. Obviously, that would make anybody apolitical. And he,
Zen and Aberdeen is a title that's not his name, his name is it? Zen and Aberdeen means the adornment of the worshipers or the crown of the worshipers because of his worship, his incredible worship, and then an Aberdeen when he passed away.
In Medina, he when they were watching him, they found marks on his body.
And they didn't know where those marks were from. There's just these strange marks on his back.
And those who were watching him, they couldn't understand what it was from.
A day goes by two days go by three days go by. And then one family comes out and speaks out. And then another family comes and speaks out. And a number of family comes and speaks out. What are they saying? So they've got to sit. There was a number of families that would find food at their doorstep, in the mornings with Medina.
And it was something that was constant. And they didn't know where it was from. And they didn't ask and they didn't investigate. It was from ALLAH SubhanA data that would come to them but
And Wednesday ended I believe Aberdeen passed away. The southern part, that secret southern part that had been getting distributed to the people of Medina stopped as well. And only then did they realize that it was him. He would carry it on his back and he would distribute it in the night. A secret action between you and Allah subhanaw taala when a worker became the Khalifa Ahmed It was a tough sort of walk walking out one day and he was going on into a Random House. So And what followed him is a strange house.
Sudama follows him and he walks into that house, and Ahmed is waiting outside. And I will walk through this and see him. And then when I will walk the leaves, I'm gonna walk into that house and he finds an old blind lady.
And he says to her,
who is this man who comes to you? And what does he do? And she said, I have no idea who he is. But he comes, and he cleans my house. And he asked me if I need anything, and he serves me in whatever way that I need.
And then he leaves. And I'm going to help offset or whatever, you've made it hard for whoever will come after you
these secret actions that a person has give, so don't share it, don't put it on Instagram, don't
snap it, don't do anything. Save it, we have to have acts of worship that are between you and Allah subhana data.
You You You never know, anytime you publicize something, is it done sincerely for Allah subhanaw taala or not. And if that's the case, then you should err on the side of safety.
But that brings us to our last point in sha Allah, and that is, when should a person publicize their acts? Actually, let me just conclude with the last event. Kodama says, which is number three. So number one, he says that you realize the danger of it, because that will cancel your appetite for the praise over the app. And number two is that you make sure that you have hidden actions of goodness that you always make sure that you have said a lot that you pray at home by yourself. You make sure that you have a citation of the Quran, good deeds, whatever they are, that are just between you and Allah, nobody else even in your family knows about it, you hide it.
And number three, he says, feed definitely the audit mineralia The ethna in Baghdad, that you repel, what shows up of React while you are doing an act of worship. You might stand for so locked in a shot with the intention of just you know, I'm doing it for the sake of Allah subhanaw Dona but then you might get an idea. Something might pop up in your mind right a feeling of Vidya. So what does a person do in that case? He says in that case for in mangia had enough so Wirkkala Mr. Surya man can't be he will canal is an FCM in our uniqueness. Were too far met him with me for initiator and Ally through goofy si Reba, he says when a person has struggled and challenge themselves and all of
that don't think that shaytaan is going to now you know surrender and leave you alone no Shavon still gonna come to you and he's still going to bother you and he's still going to inspire you. So what does that person do in that case? He says at the hotel Allah Almighty for the Rebbe to him it therefore it can be Malika what will healthy Alamo animal Hola, me Alamo olam yah. Wala who are among the harika so Ava, is that in fear? Lady? So he says that a person basically just talk to themselves and say what does it matter if people know or they they don't know. And Allah subhana data knows your state, Allah knows your reality, Allah knows your circumstance, fine, hi, just a
robot. He says it affected hand the camera the camera alpha to react without limit. So you can do little karate karate. So he says, when the idea of the love of praise shows up in your mind, that you also match it and that you meet it with the the difficulty or the distaste or the hatred of
idea that you meet it with that that you repel it with that and so that inner struggle is a sign of goodness for a person because if a person never finds themselves challenged by their DAPP, then that is actually a sign of the FOC. Muna NIFA Illa. munafo, the only person who feels safe from the file is a munafo themselves. And whoever sees a loss in their loss than their IQ loss is in need of IQ loss. If a person just feels like I am of them only seen, I don't need to worry about this type of stuff. Or if a person says
or if a person's feel safe from NIFA.
Then the only people who feel faced up are the Manasa tea in themselves. Okay. And then lastly, we'll conclude with
at what point is it recommended for a person to showcase their good deeds.
hiding your good deeds has an incredible Pro. And that Pro is sincerity. Nobody knows about it.
And you're not doing it so that you can be sincere today. And then 10 years down the line or five years down the line that people will know what I did. Right? That is a that's a problem with sincerity. Sincerity is me being calm.
Trouble that only Allah subhanaw taala knows nobody else.
that a person
can showcase their good deeds, if they are comfortable knowing that they're not going to be affected by people's praise.
And that is done for the purpose of inspiring others. When do we see this? Most of the time you see this in fundraisers, right? People are socially motivated. And so when there's a lot of people mobilizing, raising their hands and stuff like that, he moves everybody together. We see that a lot in that case, but what is it? What's better? Is it better to raise your hand? Or is it better to keep it quiet, for example, and just write out a check, it goes back to the individual. If you fear it out for yourself, then don't and even Obama gives the example. And if you because that person is weak, and if you're weak, then you're not obligated to inspire or motivate or save anybody else.
Well, you are required to do is save yourself. He gives the example of swimming. If you see people drowning, and you can't swim, what's the point of you jumping in to save them?
You're just gonna drown with them.
But if you're a capable swimmer, if you're strong, then that is the person who jumps in to pull out the rest. If I am weak in my sincerity,
I am very much affected by praise. If people don't like my posts, I get sad.
I mean, these are all symptoms. No, I didn't set out 950 years giving that one nobody retweeted anything he ever said. Nobody shared anything, that nobody liked anything. He said, they did the complete opposite. But he's more or less. And so he's going to continue, he's going to persevere, he's going to persist. If I am not affected by people's praise, and by people's criticism, then let me
lead and let me encourage others and let me inspire others and let me share when there's when that fear doesn't exist. And that's why you'll find a lot of quotes from the setup, talking about you know, certain things that they did. So even for gamma for example, he mentioned
one of the stuff he says about working with me, I asked him Hola, he said to his son,
do not commit sins against Allah subhanho data if he had the word for in the attempt to be here, if not Ashura. Alpha hokhmah says do not commit any sins in this room. Why? Because I have completed in this room 12,000 futmas of the Quran
so he's saying this this son obviously this is an incredible feat 12,000 plasmas, and yet the only reason he's sharing something like that is because obviously he's not fearing.
He's not fearing since he's not fearing good yet.
Okay, so when a person does not fear, the criticism of those who criticize is not fear, the phrase of those who prays that is also an indication that a person can
can share their good deeds for the purpose of in spirit and inspiring others. Last thing is so to conclude the ways to overcome react, we said number one was the drought of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam number two, we said it was learning about Athens reflecting upon Athleta number three is that a person
removes the love of praise from themselves and learns about the dangers of react. And number four, we said is that a person
makes a lot of good deeds private. And number five, is that a person continues to wrestle and struggle and challenge their intentions, even when it pops up in the middle of acts of worship. And so we ask ALLAH SubhanA data to make us some of them will listen to protect us from India, and to make our actions sincerely for him to make us of those who follow the Sunnah of His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and those who are entered into paradise with the prophets and the martyrs and the righteous and the truthful lesson are likely to fail. And we'll end here in Java because it's 40 minutes past and we've vanished in 10 minutes while until the time if there any
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