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Riyaa – The Hidden Shirk
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All right, so
today we're going to be tackling the topic of hidden ship, which is called the app.
And we'll read a little bit of what it has to say on the subject from his book, and that would go out.
we're going to supplement it with
some of what even Kodama says, and his work doesn't mean high velocity, because Adama does really beautiful job addressing the topic as well. So, first of all definitions, what is it? And where does this word come from Riyadh, translated as showing off.
And react comes from the word law, which means to see linguist.
And technically, it is to do a by that, to do acts of worship, with the intent of pleasing other than a lot. 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 regards to a 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 Indiana, which is translated as showing off, React carries a religious connotation.
And the technical definition is doing that which is intended normally intended for a lesser kind of God, it's an act of worship, with the intention of pleasing other than a lot. 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 wasallam. He says, the hidden chittick is more difficult to discern than the creeping of a black x.
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 liat, 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 under 30, and his famous statement he says my alleged to shaden I never dealt with anything that was more difficult than me at why you had to defend the body. 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 subhanho data. But is that you right now? And is that you today? And was that you and so often
motive just now and will it be you and selected a show when the Roma 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 own more than than the dead.
You know that the jab is a topic that captures our imagination. People love discussing the jet, the province the light is 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 a 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 dead in front of people.
Look, raise the dead 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 Jeff. And so one time this harbottle, the ally whom we're sitting in discussing the dijet
and the province little light is and sees them and he says, shall I not tell you about something that I fear for you more than at the job?
Now, what is this gonna be something even more than that?
And he said, a *can, huffing the hidden shark that a person stands up to pray for you say, you know salata. And so they beautify their prayer, due to what they see of other people watching them.
The prophet SAW I said, I'm sure that more than at the Jet and 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 fitness.
But the fitness of Schick and the hidden chick is a fitna that is experienced by every single individual of this oma,
everyone has experienced or has the potential to experience the beautification of their prayer due to what they see other people watching the beautification of their actions, making someone other than Allah Subhana. Allah, the audience for their for their actions, the altering of their intention. And so this, the province of the lightest and the fears this because of its prevalence, because of its encompassing nature for the entire oma and its danger, as for
some examples of how dangerous it is, well, Allah subhanaw taala 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 I leave them, and the one that they're associated with me, a loss of Hannah to either refuses that an action be done, that is directed to anyone other than Him 98% for a lot 2% for somebody else, a lot does not accept that action. It has to be pure, unadulterated, though heat 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 threat, the promise of the lightest and and tells us in the hadith of 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 province little light, as Adam said, and it's an important idea, and it's one that we again, this topic of react 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 ideas in these before, and these 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, the ladies and then he says
that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhana wa tada will call forward, the ad in Korea caught it. A person who's a reciter of the hold on or a scholar of the religion, and a loss of Hana data will recount his blessings to that person and that person won't deny any of them and allow us a What did you do with them, that person will say, I taught the people your book, I have lectured and I've taught and I taught,
and I taught.
And Allah Subhana Allah data will say cut up to light. And the angels will say you're like, Allah will then say you did it so that the people could say, they are right. They did his thing to say you are a pirate, and it was said,
it was said, and then Allah Subhana data will command for that person to be dragged on their face into the hellfire. And Allah Subhana data will then
call forward a person who is a Joe and a philanthropist. Someone who's always giving soda button and man so that it's not easy to give
a boon no matter who Benjamin law says you love wealth, I severe love. It's not easy for us to depart with money. And hence the province that ally they sent him called a soda to borrow hand that soda is proof of a person's faith. But this person gave sadaqa and they gave in charity and a loss of kind of dye will recount this put his blessings to that person and they won't deny any of them and then allow us
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 allow the panel to add or say to him, You lied and the angel who say you let this person on the Day of Judgment puts forward their best arguments or excuse and they are simply meant by Allah Subhana data saying your life
what's left, and the angels say you live alone will then say to him, you said it's 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,
Man, can you read?
I didn't Allahu fi hi Manisha Lima.
Allah says whoever wants an idea that this dunya I did not have houfy ha we will add in a means that which is hastin Allah says we will hastin for them, Matt, measure what we wish. Now what 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
lemon noodle for whomever we wish, not everybody's going to 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 to add you know they wanted to do and yet we've made for them the Hellfire they will enter it into humiliation, woman or other fella and whoever wants to hereafter what's that NASA Yahoo a movement for that is a kind of Saudi homeschooler and whoever wants the hereafter though, who's ever their goal is the hereafter.
What's that either has is not just enough that a person says they want the asset off but that they strive and cida hassayampa the salary of the Hereafter is two things. Number one is loss. And number two is following this another profitable idea set it up and these two ingredients you see again and again and again in the discussion with regards to seeking the hereafter and it will come again inshallah tada as well. Whoever wants to ask Allah or Silas woman and they have faith in mine here means believing in Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger syllable Dido and the pillars for that you can kind of say 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 wa tada 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 martyr, 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 alas pan have died or say you lied. And the angels will say, You lied, you did it so that the people can say that you are brave, and it was said, and then that person now these three people
would generally be considered the best of society. You have
that in or the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He says, Pharaoh command Allah or an O Allah, the best of you is the one who learns the Orion and teaches it. That's number one. That is the best individual, how do you sort of magnify the best of you is the one who learns the hold on and teaches it. That's number one. And number two, the second is the one who gives and you think of someone like me, so the second one is the one who is generous.
And they're so generous that they
they're so generous with my math follow the law, what does he say? or What did he do? Earth math reached the level through his generosity through us Other than that, he gave us the promise of the lightest, and I've said in my final video of mine 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 a Latina, and I'm alone, I didn't mean to be, you know, so deadly. And that was a lot of hate, but has to know like, they are the best company, the martyrs and the righteous in 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 a loss pinata 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
the two greatest symptoms that a person needs always pay attention to? Is the love of praise. And the fear of criticism. These two things amantha todo sobre la salicylate Miata solo la. Alright.
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Are you infeasibility law said O Messenger of Allah, a man who fights
out of 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 prophet SAW the light. So it says my path led takuna Kadima to lie here earlier for what he said, Whoever fights so that the word of Allah Subhana data is to brief that person is in the path of Allah, the One who fights out of general out of courage or out of bravery. What is that person doing? They're desiring praise. And the person who fights homies,
defending, right defending honor 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 pace of individuals, and they're doing an action, and that is corrupted,
but if a person does an action, and then they are praised. Well, there's two aspects to that, because a man came, told us a little lesson licen him and said, O Messenger of Allah, in the Hadith that's reported by Muslim, he says, O Messenger of Allah, a person does something and then the people praise them for it. You did something, you weren't thinking about people, your audience was the last panel 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 on the line a send me said, when people are praised after they have done something.
They're not intending it, he said to guide you to push on woman that is the hastening of the reward of a believer, that is some of the reward from Allah Subhana Allah that has been preserved from you in the hereafter. And some of it has aced in the vignettes, that 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 I let him tonight 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.
Even 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 react 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 a lot describes the believers they have learned oma today, they do not fear the blame of anybody who blames that uncomfortable lie. That is the bounty of a lie. 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, I'm just gonna 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 seeing 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
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 half of 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 hobos, and 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 should have put themselves in a position to be criticized. 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 chef, who my 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, hold on. She's teaching on Quran halaqaat. They're asking her to come and donate and volunteer time here, and she's volunteering time here, and she's exhausted
24, seven, 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?
And so are you doing it for the people. And if you're doing it for the people, then that's the problem that you need to revisit. Eventually a person when they make a loss of Hana to add to their soul 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, the Minister, you know, 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 subhanho 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 it. Yeah, the love of praise and the fear of criticism. And then even Kodama 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 EDL? What are some of the ways that a person can resolve that he had 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 willing 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, Amy says
philomel slider would hide immunity I 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 sun of the province level by to 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 said a minister No. And Bob used to make the draw and you say along the dynamic equal level, which I believe he could hardly saw what I did and the added fee shaker, this drama, he would say,
a lot, make my actions sincerely for you, all of it, and make it sincerely for your face. When I teach it, I have been fishing and do not make any portion of it for anyone else other than you. And he says, If nothing continues to say, Well, how do you feel about up till 7am and waka Babu la he is a mirage. So, this is important differentiation. He says it reacts when it is introduced into an action. Usually,
it cancels out and it nullifies the reward of that action. If it was something that was voluntary.
for records, for example, or to lock eyes or what have you.
And you beautify your citation, because there are people there.
He says it nullifies it.
And it can be punishable, if it is an obligatory option. So lots of lots and lots of numbers.
Why is it punishable? Because Allah Subhana, Allah has commanded for those acts of worship to be done sincerely for him. Allah says, well, not hometel, Eli Ali Abdullah harmlessly, you know, they have not been commanded except to worship Allah subhana wa tada sincerely in their religion for him. And so if a person is offering obligatory acts of worship, but they are not sincerely for less panna data than they have fallen short of their obligation, and if they fallen short of their obligation than the under the threat of punishment. And he says, For your afterward, I said, in the last panel in lemma in a bad song. And so
there's another aspect here.
And Abel podamos actually mentioned this, and I want to qualify it, because even for gamma 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 it, yeah. Okay. The first level is that a person initiate 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 it, or a person doesn't pray.
Well, but there's a Muslim people around so he prays, okay, he prays for them,
that that deed is voided completely.
Then you have another person who praises you normally, every day of their life, the British show
what they pray a show with two soldiers, Cruella de Prado, every night, maybe when they want variety, they go to
either job loss of life, that's, that's their rotation. But now because there are people
they lead with
Islamic one of the Islamic names, okay. Any of them Islamic law 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, but that's sure 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 hydrate or sorry, they prayed to head off.
But he says, They prayed that I did and it's difficult for them. But when they have a guest, Yoko Mona, 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 fudger. It's very difficult for them arduous blah, blah, blah, but as soon as if they have a guest over there up. 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 podem is giving these examples are these examples. He's giving these examples as proof of video.
But I'm saying these examples a person for example, if they have a guest, they jumped up and they're, they're willing, they're much more energetic for example, or for person who they're in the company of people, they might resign to sort of that's longer or something like that. Is that I mean, it's
That, what part of that is yet? And how do you distinguish between something being reactive and something being the encouragement of the righteous neuralgia, which we're all we're all told to have? Right? And we all bear witness that when you are in good company, you do 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 one qualifier is praise What else?
Anytime, 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.
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 ideas 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,
you are more ready to make a last panel out of your audience, it all becomes asked 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 a loss of data,
my audience is divided.
My friend here and this friend there, and I'm jumping off to break the law, even for them and saying, not because of a loss of data being my audience, but because my friend is my audience, then that is where that he outcomes and that distinguish, or that that point is very important to distinguish.
And then what are some of the ways to protect the person from via
the prophets, little lighthouse, and he told the companions,
he told them a drop, 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, Allahumma in your ob can oceanica because he says, say, I seek refuge or ally seek refuge in You that I can stick with you what Allah was the philokalia Allah, 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 continued to make a scar to us kind of data and to invoke Allah anytime a person wants anything in the dunya or the hereafter that they asked the last panel out of where the prophet SAW the light is and then he said to Fabian ambass he that's at first it left with a stand fist in Villa 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 you take
And you take and 20 years removed, nobody cares about them.
And so investing your life,
attention of people
is always going to be at a loss. I love what Mr. 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 multiview magmatic.
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 it and whatnot.
And so this was brought to
a mathematics attention, someone came and told him, he said so and so wrote a book. And he also called it and what but
and in mathematic, he responded, and he said, makanda de la jolla.
He said, Whatever is done for Allah, that is what's going to remain.
If you want your actions while you're investing to remain, then make a less pan out on your audience. Don't make anyone else your audience. Everybody else. Their memory is too short. A loss panna dias is lm Tara and Allahu Allah mefs or before that Allah subhana wa tada says,
Isla Hola, hola. And so a lot 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 a last panel at the end of this verse also encompasses good deeds, that a lot encompasses the good that you do, even though you forgot it.
So the second is that a person constantly remembers the hereafter?
Can you brothers come this way?
second is that a person constantly remembers the hereafter. And that gives meaning to what some of the sedef mentioned. And it's narrated from a lot of them.
This statement pty limited Manila at La Jolla, acuna, Illa de la, we learn knowledge for other than a lot during their time, if a person sought knowledge, of the benefits of seeking knowledge, it was that you could become 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 learned knowledge for other than Allah, forever and the knowledge itself refuse to be for other than Allah Subhana Allah the knowledge itself compelled them, that would be for our last panel. And so number two is learning about acido.
Number three, Abel Kodama says
fetullah outward, he says, fear calorie route. He also did he let him in Ha ha, Abby. So he says, How do you remove
the roots of react? And he says, the way that you remove
the roots of
the app 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 they'll be displeased with you tomorrow. And the same people were pleased with you today. We'll 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 going to be able to please anybody.
And then he says
and he recognizes that it is because of he says when I do
what I do, when I feel risk of a bada boom, I am liable
fatality or Roboto furia
in an opt in layer of of email, 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 is dangerous. If a person offers you, honey, amazing honey, a beautiful Domino's example
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 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 Subhana Allah on the Day of Judgment is going to cause from 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 wamena, Doha and mafia and your Oh, we don't have to have a fight about that. This is very important that a person accustomed 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 Ramadan, obviously you're hij think Salafi, 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 Allied he was sending him used to say, I used to make Allah make my inner self better than my outer self, and make my outer self righteous and above across the line. And what did he say about me when he nominated him to be the halifa. He said, what is hidden of him is better than what is outer of him walking on the line, who knows what I'm going to hop up. 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 in a left panel data nobody ever knows about. Nobody ever, you know, Zen and Aberdeen,
the great grandson also the loss of the lightest, and he's the idea of medicine.
I live in it, he said and I live in person was the only male who survived the Battle of Karbala because he was a young boy and he was sick and he was an attempt the massacre of Karbala 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
Zin and Aberdeen has a title that's not his name, his name is ID, Zan and Avi de means the adornment of the worshipers or the crown of the worshipers, because of his worship, his incredible worship. And then in 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. It'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 did investigate. It was from a less amount of data that would come to them but
And Wednesday ended, I believe, avidin 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 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 a loss of Hannah that when a worker became the halifa I met him for topsoccer walk walking out one day and he was going out into a Random House. So I'm gonna follow him is a strange house.
Roemer follows him and he walks into that house, and Matt is waiting outside, and a walker doesn't see him. And then when I will walk the leaves, I'm about to 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 work, you've made it hard for whoever will come after you.
These secret actions that a person has give something, 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 subhanho data.
You You You never know, anytime you publicize something, is it then sincerely for a loss of Hannah, dad 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 evety 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, make sure that you have a citation of the hold on good deeds, whatever they are, that are just between you and a lot. Nobody else even in your family knows about it, you hide it.
And number three, he says, See, definitely an audit mean area
that, that you repel, what shows up of Ria while you are doing an act of worship, you might stand for such an issue with the intention of just, you know, I'm doing it for the sake of this kind of data. But then you might get an idea. Something might pop up in your mind, right a feeling of video. So what does a person do in that case? He says, in that case, for in Mangia had enough so wakulla amavasya man called me He will never see me in us when I met him with me through coffee fit but he says when a person has struggled and challenge themselves and all of that don't think that she has been an out 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 for the hotel automatic to marry. Therefore it can be Marika hunting. Alamo, Alamo Ola me Allah. Allah. Allah who Imani harika Eva, is that the filmy lady? So he says that a person basically just talk to themselves and say, What does it matter if people know where where they they don't know. And Allah Subhana data knows your state, Allah knows your reality, Allah knows your circumstance for anhydrous a robot. He says, You laugh at it hand, the camera, the camera fattoria without limit for your car due to 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 reality, then that is actually a sign of default. My alarm went off the only person who feel safe from his aim when Africa themselves and whoever sees a loss in their loss, then there is losses in need of IQ loss. For a person just feels like I am of the magazine. 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 from afar and when not 15 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 probe. 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 humble.
Trouble that only Allah subhanaw taala knows nobody else.
that a person
can showcase their good needs, 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 we 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, it 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 figure it out for yourself, then don't enable them, it 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. What you are required to do is save yourself. He gives the example of of swimming.
If you see people drowning, and you can't swim, what's the point of view jumping in to save them?
You're just gonna drown with them.
But if you are 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. He said nobody liked anything. He said they did the complete opposite, but he's worthless. 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 what gave me I asked him a lot he said to his son
do not commit sins against the loss of Hannah geography it would fall for in the attempt to be hi is Natasha alpha hotma says do not commit any sins in this room. Why? Because I have completed in this room 12,000 customers of the Quran.
So he's saying this this son, obviously this is an incredible feat. 12,000 floods, myths, 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 praise of those who praise that is also an indication one person can
can share their good deeds for the purpose of inspiring, inspiring others. Last thing is So to conclude the ways to overcome react, we said number one was the drought of the prophets little audio said love number two, we said it was learning about asset or reflecting upon asset. Number three is that a person
removes the love of praise from themselves and learns about the dangers of re F. 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 asked the last panel data to make it simple enough to protect us remedy and to make our actions sincerely for him, to make us of those who follow the suit of his messengers of the law to settle them and those who are entered into paradise with the prophets and the martyrs and the righteous and the truth what what has occurred
and will end here in Java because it's 40 minutes fast and we've got 10 minutes but until that time, if there any comments, suggestions, questions, we'll take