The Soul & Self (Ruh & Nafs)
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Brothers and Sisters tonight Insha Allah we are going to talk about the four aspects of what makes you we're going to talk about in sha Allah, the body, the soul,
the neffs, which is the self consciousness,
and the heart
and how to develop them in sha Allah.
So let's dive into it. Firstly, I want to dispel the idea that whoever does acts of worship and lives a life of goodness and righteousness, I want to dispel the belief that your only reward is in the Hereafter.
And to say to you, that Allah tells you, whoever acts in righteousness and good deeds, will first get the reward in this life first, and then in the hereafter.
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Allah says, Whosoever acts righteously. Whether a man or a woman and embraces belief, we will surely grant him a good life, we will surely grant him a good life and will surely grant such persons their reward according to the best of their deeds meaning in the hereafter.
The area says fella no here no here Tompa yerba, we shall give you a happy, godly life. Now here.
This verse, as I said, removes the presumption that whoever lives the righteous life will only get the reward in the hereafter that is a promise from Allah, they will also get a happy life in this world. But unfortunately, many people have the wrong mindset of what happiness is.
Happiness for most people is outwardly and materialistic. Happiness for many people, is about themselves and what they receive from the temporary world that is perishing.
We live in a time where individualism and me myself and I is the only thing that matters, brothers and sisters. That's not where happiness comes from. Happiness comes from looking at ourselves and our makeup, and to develop and nourish our inner selves, so that it doesn't matter what happens to you in life, good or bad. Somehow, you're still happy. Somehow you're still strong. Somehow you're still optimistic. Somehow you can keep smiling somehow.
Somehow, you can stick still keep going. And somehow you still love Allah subhanho wa Taala and you feel nothing but him and somehow you feel you own the world.
So let's look into this.
Allah warns us and tells us that most people get their happiness from materialism in the following verse I learn more
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in Surah, two Hadid Allah says, No everyone, that the life of this world is but amusement and diversion and adornment and boasting to one another and competition in increase of one
elfin children, like the example of a rain whose resulting plan to growth pleases the tillers, then it dries and you see it turned yellow, then it becomes scattered debris and in the Hereafter, is severe punishment and forgiveness from Allah and approval, and what is the worldly life except the enjoyment of delusion? So brothers and sisters happiness will not come from there, and everybody who follows that only failed more and more brothers and sisters.
Let us now define the makeup of this human being. And the makeup of this human being, by the way, is similar to the makeup of the jinn.
Have you ever heard of the lifeform called the gin? The Gin I mentioned in the Quran, they are made of the flame of the fire. The only difference between us and them is that we are made from Earth clay, and they are made from that flame of fire, marriage and men now, however, everything else about them is the same as us. Allah says, I have not created the humans nor the jinn, I have not created the gins nor the hymns because they were created before us for any reason, except to worship me. I did not want any provision from them, not any food or drink.
your duty is not that you need to sacrifice things to God, or you need to feed God or put food and drinks before an idol. Allah says no, I don't need any of that. You worship me because I'm there. And that's how you connect with me. And that's how you will find your purpose and your fulfillment and your happiness. Connect with your Creator.
And let's understand why. The human being brothers and sisters is made up of four things according to Islamic belief, according to the Quran, and according to how the Prophets and Messengers taught us. So the Islamic belief is that the human being is made up of the physical body or the mechanical body. Everybody knows this. It has three definitions or three terminologies in the Quran. The human body has three different terminologies, the first one and just said, the second one elitism the third one L Bedouin
girl just said, means a non human form of a body.
And it just means the human form of a body, but void of intelligence,
and void of conscious pneus and Aladdin is the corpse of the human after they have lived in they have died. It's called Abaddon. We'll come back to that. The second thing we are made up of is the soul. In Arabic The Quran says a rule
and we will talk about the soul or the spirit. Number three, we are made up of something called enough's enough says hard to translate in English, but the closest meanings I can find
the self consciousness and the subconsciousness.
When you are conscious, you are aware, you make choices.
you are a person who is able to do right from wrong. Another word for the self or the consciousness of subconsciousness is also referred to as your lower state
or your egos, desires, temptations. It's a force that you can't touch. It's called enough's. Number four is a local, you are made up of the heart. The heart has two
descriptions, two characteristics, the physical heart, which pumps the blood throughout your body.
That's the heart which doctors treat and you can transplant that heart, that heart, the flesh and blood. And the muscle has no effect
on your belief, your faith, your consciousness, anything. It's just an organ of your body.
Some people that I said this because some people have asked me is that Halal to do a heart transplant between somebody who's for a good person, let's say needs a heart from a person who is known to be evil, for example, or a disbeliever or something like that. They think that if you put the heart in there, it's going to affect your image or your faith. That is incorrect. There is absolutely no effect. That's called the physical heart. The second meaning to the heart in Islam is called I'll call I'll call
My dear brothers and sisters is also hard to translate. But the hola might have brought a close meaning it is the inner
divine compass, which ALLAH SubhanA wa Taala has placed attached to our heart which pumps and throughout our body, our mind, our sight, and the rest of our feelings. It's like a moral compass. You feel something is right, or wrong. But it's not just you personally. Everybody feels it. Have you ever heard someone say Follow your heart? What is that? Follow your heart means that inner divine godly thing which Allah gave us that makes you feel the right from wrong.
My brothers and sisters, let's go through each one.
The first one is the body.
We said there is the non human body, the human body and the corpse,
the non human body, why did I mention that? The non human body is a living thing.
It is the thing before you were conceived by your mother. It is a life. But it doesn't have a soul or a conscious or a conscience or anything like that. For example, the sperm and the egg, it is a body, it is a life, the atoms that make it or the embryo which is first conceived in the mother, all the way up to 120 days. That is called I just said, which means a lifeless body, or a human or non human body. Some people they say to me, but I thought that you only live if there's a soul in you.
Yes, in one way. It's true. And another way it's not. There are bodies that don't have souls in them, but they live. Did you know The embryo you and I, when we were embryos before we turned it into a human form. We have a heartbeat at the at 40 days of conception. And that is why your mother she's pregnant, she can go or your wife to the hospital and get an ultrasound. And you can hear and see the heartbeat and blood flow, even the brain development of the embryo at about 40 to 50 days. But the soul has not yet been placed into it according to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So it brings me to the second one called the living human mechanical body, the anatomical
being the human being.
At 120 days, you change into a different form.
You are a human and you start developing. That is when you become a body of a human, but not yet obligated, not yet accountable. You don't yet feel and are aware of your conscience or your consciousness. And it is that time when your soul is placed in you. And your human consciousness is placed in you then laughs But we'll talk about that in a minute as well.
And lastly, brothers and sisters, is the corpse. The evidence that I want to use for the human form that is inside the womb, ALLAH SubhanA wa Allah mentioned something about it. And he compares people who walk on the earth after they're born. They're no longer in their mothers wombs. But they have not yet developed into more than just thinking about their outer body. There are people who walk the earth, they have no purpose in life, except their desires, their temptations, serving and feeding this body and no other reason except to live do your best and then die, nothing else.
Allah mentioned this about the hypocrites at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where Allah said in Surah 10 One fu goon, or either a DA Jeevan urges
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No other purpose but
that Allah warns us not to be just a body that lives life purposeful, that purpose lessly like an animal that has no other purpose but to serve the human to graze, to die, to be a beast and just take care of the ecosystem or the biodiversity and that's it and then die. The human is far more important than that.
Then Allah subhanahu wata, Allah tells us in the beautiful Hadith, listen to this hadith, which is in Sahih, Al Bukhari number 3036. Each one of you,
is constitutive into the womb of the mother for 40 days. And then he becomes a clot of thick blood for a similar period. So now that's 80 days, and then a piece of flesh for a similar period. That's now up to 120 days 40 plus 40, plus 40. Then Allah sends an angel who is ordered to write for things, an angel comes down.
We don't know the characteristic of this angel. But among the uncountable angels, this angel has a duty bordered by Allah, for each single person, there is one of these angels, each one of you had this angel, who came and touched you and was there near the womb, or inside the womb of your mother in a certain way that Allah only knows and wrote in a way that Allah only knows for things by the order of Allah.
He is ordered to write down his deeds. What is this person going to be doing in their life? Not what they are going to make him do, not what Allah wants you to do. But just writing a pre record of what you're already going to do, and then closes the record and goes,
his livelihood? What kind of a life are you going to pursue? They just know, Allah tells them, this is what they're going to write up for me come back,
his date of death. That's an order by Allah, they have no control over that your date of death is already in the womb at 120 days.
And whether he will be blessed or wretched in religion,
not that Allah wants them. What kind of a life? Are they going to live in faith? Are they going to be wretched?
Or are they going to follow the guidance of Allah, which means either to paradise or hellfire.
Then the soul is breathed into him. Who can remember which day the soul is breathed into the human
That's when you become a real human being with the life that Allah subhanho wa Taala gave you importance to the soul is what makes you
different to everything else.
It's the soul brothers and sisters.
And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala when he talks about Prophet Adam Alayhis Salam, when He created him, first there was a normal body.
What did he say to the angels? He said, for either so way to who, once I have fashioned him
and made him balanced,
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one, to fee him Rohi. And then I breathed into him, from my soul from my spirit, meaning the spirit that I created that is special, the Honorable soul that is only in my control, and it's a gift. That's why Allah calls it my soul. It's a linguistic term for something which is extremely special,
which is extremely honorable. When I put my soul into him, bow to him. I'm going to come back to that to explain what this means in sha Allah. But I just want to highlight the importance of you a human being is the fact that Allah has honored you with the soul at 120 days in your mother's womb. So the fact that you are still breathing now, the fact that you are living now, no matter what has happened in your life, you remain honored to Allah and every person good or evil has a potential to change. You are still honored.
You are still on it.
So some people, they say my life is over. Everything's going wrong. I've lost members of my family, my business failed, whatever it happens.
In sha Allah there are still doors for you and a purpose for you to live you are important. The only person who thinks they are not important is you
You, Allah did not tell you that.
So change the mindset. My brothers and sisters, Allah then gives us a beautiful description of how we created us in the womb. This is all to tell us how important the human is to Allah. So Allah says, or allow Croydon in said I mean so
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Allah says we created man out of the extract of clay, then we made him into a drop of life germ then we placed in it a safe then we placed it in a safe depository, meaning in the womb of the mother safe. Then we made this drop into a clot. Then we made the clot into a lump. Then we made the lump into bones, then we closed the bones with flesh in another area, we closed the bones with flesh immediately simultaneously. And then we caused it to grow into another creation. That's at 120 days. Thus most blesses Allah the best of all those that create thereafter you are destined to die. And then on the Day of Resurrection, you shall certainly be raised up.
My brothers and sisters, therefore this body is what you nourish with the material thing of this world. This body gets old, this body gets sick, this body we are tested with and this body we are entrusted with, we must look after it. It is a property belonging to Allah. You and I are in it. It's like an avatar. If you want to think about it, you have to look after it, you have to clean it, you have to care for it, you have to honor it, you cannot put it through shame and disgust and in moralities you have to guard it from him moralities and impurities, both in character action words, eyes, ears, everything. In fact, this body will bear witness for you or against you on the Day of
Judgment. The hands will speak, the eyes will speak, the nose will speak the ears will speak and the feet will speak your body will speak if it needs to. We're going to talk about that in sha Allah soon. The next thing brothers and sisters that we are made up of is the soul.
The soul is a very difficult thing to explain. In fact, the scholars have differed so much on what its reality is and the Quran and Sunnah has not explained to us much about it except what we need to know because it's beyond our ability to comprehend.
But I will tell you and share with you what we have from the Quran and Sunnah. Allah says in the Quran, who is
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And they ask you Mohammed about the soul. Say, the soul is of the affair. The command, the order, summary of my Lord and mankind have not been given of knowledge except a little.
What is the nature of the soul? Only Allah knows. But what we immediately realized from this verse And now every single other verse, almost everyone, whenever the rule is mentioned the soul and Allah mentioned the word, order, command, a fear of your Lord, an order of Allah a command of Allah. Therefore brothers and sisters, it is an order which has its laws in it that belongs to Allah, nothing and no one controls or has any control over except Allah subhanho wa Taala
the definition of the soul according to the Quran and Sunnah and the sum, the sum definition of all the scholars, even though they differed a little bit they said, it is a divine spiritual entity, entity meaning a distinct and independent existence, created by Allah and guided by His Divine
order placed into the human and the gin. It gives life to the body and serves as the essence of a person's true identity. Life here has two meanings, the life meaning to breathe. And there's a difference of opinion on that. I actually go with the other opinion, that we do not breathe because the soul is in us. I used to have that understanding, although I do not deny it. But there is another meaning to life. When you learn about the soul, the soul is in contact with every part of your body, your mind, your heart, your conscious your subconscious, and your being. So the life that we are talking about is the life which Allah says before, in the area which I recited before,
whoever does righteous deeds and lives, the life and the guidance of Allah We shall give them a good life here and in the Hereafter, meaning the closer you are to the way
the characteristic of the soul is, the more happiness you will feel serenity, and peace.
What is the soul, the soul, it has its own laws, which connects perfectly with our mind, body conscience, and conscious self. It has nothing and none who control it over in any way except the law. It is unchangeable. It is the same in every human being Muslim and non Muslim. Everyone has the soul in its absolute nature that it was created doesn't change. It is eternal, it doesn't die. It ascends to Allah and descends. It leaves your body partially when you go to sleep, and it leaves your body completely for a temporary time when you die. Allah has called it his own meaning he has ordered it and made it a gift and speciality from him to us. It is pure, it is good. It's pure. It
is good even in the evil person. The person who does all the atrocities of Earth has a soul which is pure and good, but not the way you think. Nothing can tarnish the soul. It is what gives life but not necessarily the moment of the mechanical body.
It's a soul which knows the truth. So when a person dies, they know that they're dead. They know the afterlife, they see the unseen which Allah has hidden from us. The soul knows the truth more than you and I, Allah says in the Quran, that when death comes to the person in sort of cloth, he said, Look
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You are unaware, he will heedless, still talking to the disbelieving soul. And now we have taken the veil off your eyes. And now you're able to see, but it's not a time of test. This is a time of reward, punishment, and destiny. May Allah save us and protect us and raise us in goodness, my brothers and sisters
The angels are also a type of soul or spirit, and they're made out of light. We don't know the nature of this light is that the light that we see around us or is a different type of light? Only Allah knows. And the hadith is in Sahih Muslim number 2996 And that is why sometimes the soul is referred to the angels. Sometimes the soul is referred to the angel Jibreel Allah is sellin the archangel Gibreel and Allah subhanaw taala calls him a rowhill Amin the trustworthy spirit, sometimes he calls him the purified spirit. And
mocha does which translates in English as holy but not holy in the sense that he's part of God. Holy in Arabic codes or Mocha does or Alka dose means the pure, the pure free of any any imperfection or any impurities sorry.
My dear brothers and sisters.
Allah says in surah 26 Number 193. It is indeed a revelation from the Lord of the worlds the trustworthy spirit has brought it down meaning Djibouti lollies Salam, the angel Gabriel upon your heart to be one of the Warner's in sort of the Shara
my brothers and sisters
Allah subhanaw taala when He created Adam Alayhis Salam, he placed the soul in him and he told the angels to bail. Why did the angels bow to them Alayhis Salam, Allah says in the Quran I will indeed bring into being a human beings out of dry ringing clay wrought from black mud when I have completed shaping him and have breathed into him of my spirit, them for you down before him in frustration, meaning Allah is saying to the angels, as soon as I have breathed into them my order, and he becomes governed and guided by the order of life, meaning the soul, bow down to him. So what are we honored with?
What are we honored with?
What made the angels bow to our father Adam?
What was it the soul, because some people mix they say it's because of his knowledge. Now, the angels are more knowledgeable. However, Allah taught Adam II Sam the names of all things, but it is that's not when he told them to bow he told him to bow because the soul which means that whether you're knowledgeable or not, Allah has already honored you.
You either keep it or you lose it.
Each person's soul who will ever exist is already created right now. If you're going to have children, their soul is ready.
And each person has a specific soul for them.
And its destiny is known and written by Allah, His will His knowledge of the Unseen. The Prophet sallallahu wasallam when he went in his throat will Mirage up into the heavens remember the story in the Quran of his throat when Mirage when prophesy, salam, Allah took him in night, from Mecca all the way to Jerusalem. And he went up into the heavens and Allah Samantha showed him signs.
What happened is that in the Hadith, which is in Sahih, Muslim, in a throbbing Mirage, he saw in one of the heavens, the first heaven, Adam Alehissalaam.
And with him, Adam alayhis, Salam in front of him on the right, he could see countless numbers of humans, and on the left countless numbers of humans, but they went the shape of humans. He said, they were just
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They were the souls and they are still the souls of all the children of Adam Alayhis Salam. And when Adam Alayhis Salam would look to his right, he would smile and become happy.
And then when he would look to the left, he would become saddened
at what he saw, he had seen his children, all of us, those on the right, whose souls already know
where they're going and the souls of the left a lot already knows where they're going, meaning the ones on the right are going to be good, and are going to get a paradise and the ones on the left are going to be in bodies, which will choose to go in the wrong path. This is a phenomenon known to Allah subhanho wa taala.
My brothers sisters, the soul has four connections to your body. Number one, before your birth, your soul is ready. So it's not connected, but it's ready. The second connection of the soul is after conception when your mother becomes pregnant with you, the soul comes in. The third connection is when you're asleep, your soul plus your conscious you enough to your consciousness, they depart from your solid film your body a little bit so you're not conscious and your soul travels but it's partially connected.
And the fourth way is when you die
the soul completely leaves your body along with the knifes with your conscious state and there is a fifth one and that is your resurrection. When you are raised from the earth after death the soul comes back first Allah creates you puts your body intact puts your heart back in that as in the the inner conscience and he puts your enough's your conscious that yourself and then he puts your soul and your eyes.
Allah says this in the Quran.
My brothers and sisters
the soul one last thing to say about it is that when you die
some people asked me where does the soul go? The soul doesn't die. It stays alive. That's the only thing of you that stays alive after death. Your heart dies, your body dies, and your self consciousness and subconsciousness dies.
The soul stays where does it go? Many, many eight in the Quran tell us one Hadith is
In here, in necessity, another one is in Bukhari and Muslim it also in the Quran, that the soul travels and goes up into the heavens, I'll just say very summery in a small summary. And Allah subhanho wa Taala tells them
return and if it's a good soul, the angels they say what a beautiful soul they call you with the best of your names and the soul travels in a world that we cannot describe. The closest description I can give you is when you're asleep. When you're asleep, and you dream sometimes the dream is so real.
And there are three types of dreams and one of them is a righteous Dream, which is truly your soul living that world.
The stronger of an attachment that you have to your soul, and the stronger your soul is of righteousness, the more aware of its righteous dreams it will be
the weaker your connection with your soul and your righteousness and your spirituality, the more jumbled up your dreams will be. And they go into the Hadith and knifes. What your subconscious unconscious state tells you, whatever you do in your day, who you talk with what you do, if you are filled with sins, if your life is just full of useless things, or whether you whatever you're busy with most of your day, is mostly going to be the overwhelming type of dreams that you have. Some people say nothing. And then there's the shaytaan dream, the righteous dreams, the closer you are more pure you are with your soul, the more righteous you will be aware of them.
And this soul goes and sees other souls who have passed away.
And then nutshell, it is also seldom said in there is reported from him. And then they bring the other souls who have passed away. The souls of people passed away of the righteous people, they rushed to this new soul when it dies.
And is also alive there was seldom said the state of those old souls that have died, their bodies have died, the righteous ones, the good ones, they rushed to this new soul so excited and happy and rejoicing. Like the way you rejoice when you go to meet a family or a person that you love who had gone overseas and come back after a while. And what do you ask the person who's going overseas? We live in East people probably I'll call all the Arabs as well, maybe a few others when we go to the airport, and we've got one person coming let's say one person, we fill up the airport as if we own it.
You see our kids they got no leashes just running around. And they some of them run into the doors where you're not allowed to with security. Once I saw a kid running suddenly PvP it's one of our kids and as soon as our mom dad or whoever comes out mashallah it's like no one else is in the airport we rushed to them and chuck a fiasco, masha Allah.
See how happy you are?
Because you love this person. And then you ask them How was your trip? Tell us about Sansa. If you've got family overseas, tell us about my friend. Tell us about this. Tell us about that. You want to know information? Well, that was before social media more more than Same with the dead souls, the soul goes to those other souls. And those other souls come and say, Tell me about my dad. Tell me about my mother tongue about my brother, my sister, my relative, my cousin, my, if they had a wife work, tell me about my children. Who's new who got married? Who's who got bird who got born? Why do they ask these things? Because the righteous souls, they are happy where they are. And they
cannot wait for their families and more people to come and join them in this goodness. They have hope.
And they and then when they ask and say when asked this question, this new soul is a little bit jet lagged. It's because this kind of thing, and a person says that Oh hoo, hoo, give him some space or her some space in Nahusha dunya he or she has just come out of the Listen to how he describes it. Subhanallah he or she has just come out of the claustrophobia
of that world. Claustrophobia. The righteous souls call this world claustrophobia. So brothers sisters, what happiness are you looking for here? In this materialistic world, they're just the vehicle is just temporary happiness. Happiness doesn't last sadness doesn't last. The true happiness is in here. When you're connected with your soul and into the hereafter. Nothing makes you afraid, nothing can stop you insha Allah nothing can make you sad you feel it, but he won't stop you inshallah. So brothers and sisters, this is part of what the sole happens to it. And Allah knows best brothers and sisters we move on.
Allah subhana wa Allah created the soul of Adam. It was special and the angels bow to him. The only other place in the Quran where Allah mentions another soul separately, and independently is the soul of Who
are you sir? Well done. Jesus Christ. Alayhis Salam, some people said, well, we like to say Christ here is Christ is Jesus Ali salaam, the Messiah.
Christ, Anointed One or the pure one and so on. So Asa.
Mercy is the only one mentioned to have a separate soul to the rest of us.
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Allah Subhana Allah says, People of the Book, do not exceed the limits in your religion and attribute to Allah nothing except the truth. The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary was only a messenger of Allah and His command that he conveyed on to Mary meaning the soul which he conveyed on to Mary and a spirit from him, which led to Mary's conception, believe in Allah and His messenger and do not say Allah is a trinity, give up the assertion, it would be better for you, Allah is indeed just one God, for be it from far be it from his glory, that he should have a son, To Him belongs all that is in the heavens and in the earth. Allah is sufficient for a guardian. And Allah says in another verse,
and the woman meaning Maria Malia Salam, who guarded her chastity, so we breathed into her from our spirit, and we made her and her son, a sign for all the people. So brothers and sisters, the Christians they changed the word spirit from God or or human, to Spirit of God. Number two, they changed the spirit of holiness, purity to God's own spirit, which became incarnate in Jesus. And number three, this along with God, that and Jesus developed a third person of God called the Holy Ghost or the Holy Spirit, the Trinity, this is what Allah is saying, This is not what I reveal to you. So do not call God a Trinity. We move now on to the second part that we are made up of is
called the knifes what is the knifes mighty brother and sisters loosely translated, it is the self conscious and consciousness, the self consciousness and the subconsciousness of ourselves. It's you. It's yourself. Oh, the knifes What can I say about the knifes? Then UPS is all our problems that we go through in our world. Then office is the one filled with the egos the desires, the temptations, the pride, the self arrogance the what do we call it? Entitlement, jealousy, competition.
That's the knifes you gotta keep it on a leash. The Nef says created it's an entity with Allah it's a special characteristic which Allah created.
And then Allah put it in the human
the knifes has desires, these desires they can be used for good or used for bad. We need them in our life. At the same time we need to tame it. We are in control of it and it is in control of us. Then UPS is in control of us and we can have control over it. This is the thing which we are wrestling with. This is the thing which can take us away from our soul and our heart and our self or bring us closer to Allah and our soul and so on. It is called the knifes
this naps My dear brothers and sisters actually was created before the creation of the human at the time of our family center. And Allah took this knifes out in the Quran it also says in SOTL era that Allah took the knifes of every person out along with its souls. And Allah said to every enough's to every self consciousness, he said to it, and mentioned when your Lord took from the Children of Adam from their loins, their descendants and
and made them testify of themselves meaning themselves meaning the knifes saying to them, Am I not your Lord? They said yes, we have testified this list you should say on the Day of Resurrection. Indeed, we were of this unaware, each and every one of us has enough switch existed before that bear witness to the existence of our Lord and our Creator. We don't feel it very strongly right now. But this is the reason why we have something called fitrah which means a natural inclination to human nature. It's why we ask questions. Where did I come from? Why am I here? It's why the little child feels closest to their parents and needs them. It's why we ask who is God who created me? What is my
purpose? We think about these things. And when you cannot find the answer. They distract us with movies, and music, and entertainment, so that we don't keep thinking about it. We don't think about death. We don't think about our purpose here. We just keep going as if we just created like an animal for no other purpose but to walk the earth and then die.
So this My dear brothers is the knifes my brothers and sisters Allah subhanaw taala talks to us a lot about and I'll just talk very briefly insha Allah
Allah subhanaw taala created the knifes and put it in Adam Alayhis Salam.
And then from Adam's naps from his self conscious consciousness, he created his mate and his spouse. And so the self consciousness that was an Adam Alayhis Salam is now shared with his wife her work, that's what the name apparently is. However, Eve which was the Malays, salams wife, and from them the knifes ever since then, has been each time a new person is born, a copy of it is made and Allah subhanaw taala or the copy that was made is brought to that new person that is born again and again and again. But it all started from the time of Adam Alayhis Salam so we are from each other. And this knifes changes depending on how you tame it or don't tame it. Each one of us here has enough
has a self consciousness, either it's better or worse, each person to their own. Some people become cannibals. Some people go on drugs, some people murder and rape. Some people do atrocities. That's because they did not tame their knifes and they obeyed their knifes. Allah says in the Quran that the knifes can become so evil and explode into such evil that near there are no boundaries to how far it can go in evil
or the knifes can become so righteous and you can purify it until it's with the ranks of the angels. That is LFS that's the thing that's accountable. That's the thing that who will decide
our end. So now you're thinking of is like a person that's in you. But it's part of you. It's who you are.
conscious self was originally created as I sit independently and then a copy is made for all of us. Allah subhanho wa Taala he tells us
on the Day of Judgment, the knifes will also be resurrected, and it will be asked about everything that it did or didn't do. It is the knifes that will lie
and when the knifes lies, the body speaks your body is obedient to Allah. It is the knifes I didn't do it you're up I didn't look at that my Lord. I didn't backbite this person. I didn't abuse my children. I didn't abuse my parents. It's not me who abused people.
So then Allah says okay, your book says so, say no, the book is a lie your angels say certain angels of my angels are lying. So then Allah says today we shall seal them elf because the knifes talks through the mouth or to eliminate ad him their hands will speak with the shadow urge illuminate fate will witness the American we accept what they used to do to earn for themselves. And then Absol saying the knifes yourself will say to your body your you then ups that the part of you that is the self consciousness will speak to your own body and will say to its feet and hands Lee Masha hit Tamara Lena this is in the Quran. Why did you earn my hands and feet witness against me I'm trying
to save you. The hands and feet will say on pecan Allahu Allah the Anta kakula che, the One who created everything made us speak the one who made everything speak made us speak what are you talking about? You're trying to run away from Allah. So even your hair, your eyes, your skin, your hands, your feet are all Muslim. They all worship Allah. They're all submissive to Allah brothers and sisters, but they are also with you. So on the Day of Judgment, the body, the soul, and the knifes all gets either rewarded or punished. You're responsible for all of them.
My brothers and sisters
The Quran has made it clear therefore that the neffs, the selfconscious, which is assigned with accountability and obligations,
it is the one that has the free will. And it does what it wants. All doesn't do whatever it doesn't want.
you get arrogant, sometimes you want to fight. Sometimes this person wants to argue with you. Sometimes you just don't want to do what's right sometimes.
That's you, that's your enough's. You need to tame it and discipline it, and not just follow however you feel. That's where the danger is.
Allah says when AppSumo masa furl him or her for more on what donco Allah says, What is this self consciousness?
Allah made it balanced, balanced with good, the tendency to do good and balanced with the tendency to do that. Absolutely balanced. You have equal power here and equal power there.
he gave it the tendency to choose to do good or to choose to do bad. You got freewill. That's the knifes my brothers and sisters. He who obeys it has failed and he who purifies it has succeeded.
That's the test we live in brothers and sisters.
Allah says Belal insane while NFC basura the human
is his own watchful person over their own knifes. And your enough's
is where all the actions come from. Your actions. What you do is evidence of what your self is, who are you really, it's through your actions in private, and in public. That's how you know yourself.
That's where the jealousy and everything else comes from. So my brothers and sisters, lastly, the heart. I'll call it My dear brothers and sisters is that inner divine gift which Allah gave us that is connected to our heart.
It is the thing that reminds us.
It is the thing that is honest and truthful. It has a close connection to the soul, that the soul is like an authority. It is something I
can't describe. The color is closer to you. The heart which we are talking of this inner divine thing that Allah gave us is closer to you. It travels between you and the soul, you and your mind you and your eyes, you're in your heart.
That is your moral compass.
When does it wake up? When do you feel it?
You feel it in events in your life. You feel it. When you recite the Quran, the words of ALLAH
meaningfully not just ritualistically
you come in you prepare yourself and you recite from the Quran to know what to recite it because you chose to.
Even if you don't understand any of it, you recite it out of worship for Allah. You feel it when you pray to Allah, your daily prayers because you want to, and you come prepared.
You feel it. When you do good deeds for the sake of Allah and for no other purpose. What I mean by that, you may do it to earn money, that's fine. But you always make a portion of it for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala
you help someone
and if you don't get anything out of it, your intention is for Allah, you visit a sick person, you ask about a person you forgive. If you can,
you'd be nice to the people
who don't really deserve that much nice display is nice. But don't be overly nice because then not to everybody because they could probably use you. But the point is, you are a person who is genuine. You feel it when you pray in the night just before you go to sleep or in the night. You decide to make well dope. And then you go and pro tour across. And then in your sujood prostration you do something called Manasa Minaj at meanings it means to confide in Allah with this confide mean, it's when you have a really close friend. And they are the only ones you tell your inner deepest secrets to.
You say them to Allah and to no one else. You talk about your feelings and your shortcomings. You talk about your achievements.
When Azure you confide in Allah, and so you're close to the start. You start to feel that closeness. Do you guys do it? I'll give you one more vicar. You know, zikr is the vicar is Allah's remembrance. How does a Muslim remember Allah? You need to use your mouth and your body.
There are words that you say when you wake up
words that you say when you leave the house words what you say when you come into the house words when you say when you go to sleep when you go to work, when you start something when you end something when you wear your clothes when you eat when you drink
liquor words, and I advise you to download a little book. Now from you can download it. It's an app called
fortress of the Muslim house non Muslim. One of the amazing books of vicar downloaded it comes in transliteration comes from English translations as well, and the Arabic there for you. So if you don't have to read Arabic, you can read the letters in English.
I once took students to ombre. And actually we're taking him again, it's probably the eighth time. But in the second time we went, I had
a year 10 student with me.
And we went into a bookstore.
And I said, I'm gonna buy you this little book here as a gift on one condition. He said, what's the condition, I said, I want to see in your hands ripped apart. I want the pages ripped apart. And the pages scrunched up. And like they've been just, I want you to use the living daylights out of it.
I don't want to see it in two years time still nice.
Meaning I want you to learn it and memorize it and use it
Wallahi this young man took this challenge. And he was so honest Subhanallah the fact that he made that decision, I remember him in ombre.
I'd say a little word, a little story. And he would be the first one to tear up. He felt the whole shore. He felt the spirituality. Do you know why?
Because he made an inner decision. Brothers and sisters, it's a decision.
You make the decision, you make the decision that you are going to be merciful. You make the decision that you are going to be compassionate to your family, you're going to you make the decision that you want to start praying your five daily prayers, you make the decision that you are going to read the Quran, at least 15 minutes a day you make the decision that you are going to get that book, and you're going to memorize as much as you can have the thicker you're going to start with one or two, you make the decision in the morning that you're going to be energetic and make the decision. And once you're going to smile to someone today, you make the decision, the money they're
going to be optimistic you make the decision today that you are not going to give up. You make that decision. Brothers and sisters don't sit there coming to me and say, How do I pray? You make the decision? How do I get that blanket off me in the morning? How say by doing that? And making the decision? How do I connect with Allah are told you do these five things. But beside that you're going to do you make that decision, you own it.
Just like we make the decision for everything else, and it becomes else. And watch. Watch how your heart will change and how your awareness will be. It takes steps. And you don't make it happen. It happens but you're going to take those steps. Some people say to me, I do it. But I don't feel the Eman. Brothers and sisters stop asking questions. Continue with what you're doing. Insha Allah change around your act of worship. One of the things is sometimes we say subhanallah below them all the time in the same way. You know, in that book, it teaches us different ways of saying Subhanallah but either you could say so book uncle does Robert melodica. Tomorrow, read the meanings. Go and
learn what the different actions of Salette mean Wallahi that worked for me. I looked up and I said What does this mean? When I do that? I read Allahu Akbar. It means I leave everything that is in my hands and I throw the world behind me because I'm facing a lot. I made the decision. I'm going to think about anything for the next five minutes. What do I do this? I am not busying my hands with anything. I'm putting this away. No social media, no family, nothing. Just me and Allah.
Why do I go down in baling, I put my head that this is always my knowledge. My power is humbled before Allah Who Am I? I go down to the ground. I put my head at ground they say I am I deserve to be in the soil. Who am I compared to other is no one more powerful than Allah and I will only put my head down to Allah. These when you look at the different movements, suddenly the solid means something different. Do things good for the sake of Allah not because of you some something you want. It's called sincerity. Brothers and sisters. Just go ahead inshallah. Sometimes I put little clips on social media, and we see people who had just got very, very brutal hearts.
Subhanallah Yeah, please stop it. Stop and be humble to your heart. Don't be so hating. Don't be so judgmental. Don't be so you know, speculative dumpy. Stop feeling sorry for yourself and go and surely had the power and try to do something good. Understand that I will help
be the new doors that are gonna open. It's better than continuing this way.
I feel sadness for things that happened in my life but I can be sad and be in a rehab or I can be sad and continuing to do my work and my job and continue to come in to talk to you and hide my sadness I can. One is productive. The other one is not one is purposeful and one is not. Anyway, the story goes on and on. So these are some things that we can do brothers and sisters, and I just want to say something. Finally, insha Allah.
The way I'm seeing this current world, Allahu Allah when it comes to people following happiness, I think a lot of the young people are spending way too much time on non beneficial things on social media. Like it's become absurd.
And I believe this is becoming the number one reason for our depression, our anxieties, our worthlessness, our irritation, our fights.
We live in a world where the meaning of happiness is misconstrued. It is based mostly on outward joy and materialistic gain. The idea most people have is run away from pain, to joy and self indulgence, even the pain you can't run away from it. Anyone who gets in their way of their feelings of comfort and enjoyment becomes a toxic person to them. The meaning of self love is misconstrued. To many it means self loathing and doing whatever the desires want without guilt or regret. The word we though the world we live in is becoming more and more about the individual, and only the individual and only rule and any rules or obligations or responsibilities are considered an invasion and
victimization of ourselves. We glue our eyes to the screens, phones and social media looking for something, but we don't know what we are looking for. We're looking for happiness, or a solution or an answer, but we never get it. For many it's so long as it makes you laugh a
bit of dopamine doesn't make you think I'm okay because I don't have to think gives you no responsibility. I've got no duty or accountability easy
and serves your our desires and lusts. That's good, so long as that happens, we are happy to sit on our bedrooms and lock the door give give us our devices give us our air pods and access to all the services on the internet, lock our doors and rage at our parents, siblings or anyone who disturbs our comfort in the slightest. We think that happiness comes from shopping, buying discarding them and keeping up to date with what is in anyone who merely advises us for all of our faults we shun them as toxic and negative. Then there are those who find happiness in hurting and abusing others, possessive and controlling parents and children and employers and friends who find their pleasure by
subduing and putting down others. They find pleasure in making others feel intimidated by them and satisfying the already low self esteem. By putting down others there are those who find pleasure in seeing others fail winning against others under any circumstance, even if it leads to destroying other people's lives. Then there are those who see happiness and showing off reliant on compliments and praise even if it's fake. Those that think happiness is in getting the attention of that boy or girl with flimsy cheap words and pictures. Those men whose egos are the center of their joy and counting, and center of their joy and showing off to their friends and counting how many women and
girls they scored or played with or got her picture and words and those women whose weak mindedness makes them think that happiness is by all the clicking that people give her of likes, and emojis especially from the boys that were using them and not really seeing them as important. Some of them showing off their body and sexualizing themselves, some of them for a few cheap bucks. Then there are those who think happiness is to try harmful substances such as drugs, either to impress to fit in or
to get accepted or merely an illusion of running away and escaping pain and problems thinking it will make them happy again somehow, but it's only destroying them to those who money, property and things are what they live for earning it in all sorts of immoral ways and haram and then they try to justify it by using and twisting religious texts or other justifications to try and make themselves feel justified by digging the guilt deep down
until death comes.
We still have time brothers and sisters. Our soul is waiting. It's there. Allah is close. Enough has gotten ahold of us. Let's start taming it in sha Allah. Most of us here have white hair, have dyed my beard. I've also had lots of white hair. But we're all on the other side of the hill. Some of us are working towards the and some of us we don't know if tomorrow you and I will be all time. So brothers sisters remember death but death in a way
Either it's not traumatizing in a way to prepare to meet Allah subhanahu wata Allah and know that no one has control over you, except the last panel with isla. May Allah subhana wa Allah grant us blessing may Allah subhanaw taala help us in increasing our Eman and connecting our ties and help us in strengthening our character. May Allah subhanaw taala read away the harm and the challenges that consumers have met last month. Allah forgive us for our shortcomings and sins, we all sin, but the ones who accept the sin and keep going are not healthy. The ones who sin and try to minimize their sins in sha Allah will get better and feel their soul and heart how they will sell Allah Allah
Muhammad. Well, early he was such a big man was salam Wa alaykum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh