Essay Of Shaykhul Islam Ibn Taymiya On The Heart Part 3
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operates due to a law and realized Peace and blessings granted last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
In the previous session,
we looked at
three organs or body parts, which were the main means for gaining knowledge
and looked at the various verses and in relationship to them.
And we began to look at the chapter on the prominence of the hearts and the heart is
more prominent than the other to the sight and hearing.
We pointed out
the site with regards to
hearing and the hardest was inferior.
I should say this is what they beat me up pointed out.
And we gave an example from the book of Jamia
versus 46, in which a law says there won't be traveling the land and don't they have hearts to understand or ears to hear with.
In this verse,
the eyes and I mentioned the Allies talking about traveling in the land as even taymiyah points out site is not mentioned here, as in the previous verses because the context of the statement here is regarding unseen things. And the lessons to be understood from the final end of things in which science has no role.
traveling in the lands coming across the various civilizations of the past,
that information can be passed on orally,
one doesn't have to see the ruins.
In fact, the ruins might be
hidden, they may be unclear, but the stories of the past are still handed down the history is recorded
whether orally or in written form. So, knowledge of that history and what happened to the people from the previous generations that can be gained through the ears and ultimately, it is to be understood by the hearts
so this is why a lot of what to do and damia did not mention the heart the eyes here though eyes may play a minor role the air and the heart plays a major role.
He also mentioned the verse or do they think that most of them here and understand I'm taxable and accept our home? Yes my own Oh yeah. pollun as an As another example, again, hearing and understanding are stressed.
Any further clarifies this reality in a statement from Surah cough, verse 37. In the phenolic and lithologic, raw lemon can Allahu Allah boon, our Alka semar what was a Hindu in that is a reminder for whoever has a heart or listen attentively.
And we spoke about what was meant by listening attentively as scholars refer to it as meaning that he hears the speech he comprehends and understands it, and his mind grasps its implications. This is according to the Tafseer of Nicosia.
Jamia goes on to say those who have been granted wisdom
benefits from knowledge are on two levels.
One, either a person who sees the truth by himself and accepts it and follows it without needing anyone to invite him to it. That is one who truly possesses a heart.
The example of Gods is the
people who had chosen to reject idolatry and the evil customs of the Quraysh and the tribal customs in Arabia, burying the
children, girl children, you know, alive, and a variety of other customs that they practice. There are people who rejected this and sought to worship Allah alone. They're generally referred to as the
Prophet Muhammad SAW them before he received the revelation was one of them.
So this is like the first category, those who will grasp the truth meaning that they can recognize misguidance and error in the society without necessarily having somebody to come and tell them.
They are one category and they are the minority. The vast majority of people are in the second category, that is of those who are guided, they're in the second category which even taymiyah describes he says, a person who does not understand the truth by himself, but need someone to teach it to him, clarify it for him, advise him regarding it, and mold him according it, according to it, that is an attentive person who listens attentively. That is one whose heart is present and not absent. As well giant said he was given knowledge and it was a reminder prior for him, right?
in Java, he was one of the leading students have ignored bass,
and he was the first to have compiled a Tafseer of the Quran. However, his tafsir didn't reach us in its original form. scholars in Mecca University, known as oma Pura have compiled from the earlier time series of somebody and others, the various narrations attributed to Mujahid and put them together as Tafseer will giants. So it is available on the market now, but the one which he himself compiled, that is not available, but at least the essence of it is, has been handed down through various narrations, and this has been compiled. Anyway, the significance of which is tafsir. Of course, we all know that even I'm biased, he was called to the joumana for on the interpreter of the
meanings of the grind, if I thought Allah made special draft for him. And he was knowing though he was quite young, to have great insights, and was blessed with a deep understanding of the process, Allah made the do out for him to that respect. Now, the significance of metal giant cups here is that he said he had gone through the whole Quran twice, with ebenen, the bass, stopping at the end of each verse, and asking him about whom it was revealed and why it was revealed
as a double giant. So it means he had a very close access to the knowledge of Tafseer from the leading Mahathir or scholar of Tafseer, among the Sahaba.
goes on to say the following statement of law and mighty then becomes clear where our last our talks about the other side.
On one hand, he talks about
hearing through the ears, understanding and the heart, that he talks about the other side of those who can't hear. He says, In surah, Yunus verse two among them are those who listen to you. Will you then make the deaf hear, even if they do not understand? And among them are those who look at you? Will you then make the blind or guide the blind even though they do not see?
And also a last statement in Surah, Al anon, verse 25. Among them are those who listen to you, but I've placed a feel on their hearts so they do not understand and definite
In their ears.
Those who reject guidance, are able to hear the messenger and see the messenger. However, they're unable to benefit from what they hear and see, in a way similar to the deaf and blind, who can neither hear nor see.
Dialogue makes this reference. Now in terms of a lot, questioning,
will you make the deaf hear
you know, as
this form of causing people to hear, if no am said that this is one of the levels of guidance, by which Allah guides his slaves
to make them here, and this hearing, of course, is not the hearing merely of the proofs and evidences for the truth? It is the hearing of the hearts right this along can do what Allah says to the prophet SAW some of them. Are you going to do that? Do you think you can do that? No. That type of guidance is only with a loss of hunter with Allah Himself.
And the law said,
in reference to this kind of guidance, the blind and the ceiling are not equal, nor is darkness and light, nor is the shade and the sun's heat and the living in the dead are not the same. Indeed a law causes who he wills to hear,
but you cannot make those in their graves here, you are only a warner, your job. In other words, I sort of thought through the verses 19 and 22. To 22. Your job is only to convey the message, not to make them here. Not to make them understand the meaning in spite of their own willingness to hear or to reflect that you can make them reflect
and went on to say,
this hearing this level of guidance refers to hearing of the heart speech is composed the words and meanings. So a portion of it goes to the ears and a portion to the heart. Hearing the wording is by the ears, while hearing its true meaning and what is intended, is the portion of the heart. So these verses in these verses a lot negated this type of hearing from the disbelievers. But he confirmed that they possess the hearing of the ears he said, In surah Nambiar verses two and three, no admonition from their Lord comes to them as a recent revelation except that they listen to it while they play with their hearts occupied my ad t m. Min zichron min Robbie, Robbie medallion, elastomer
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they're hearing but their hearts occupied, playful. The air is here but the hearts don't. This type of hearing does not benefit the listener. Other than it being a case against them, it becomes proof against them on the Day of Judgment, what is intended behind listening
its truths and what it calls for. This does not happen to an occupied heedless heart that turns away.
And the law refers to another versus role and
I have played seals on their hearts. A lot refers to him, sealing their hearts by an ears by himself as this is by his permission alone,
that they deliberately seal their hearts and ears with their sins and deviation from the truth.
So we don't misunderstand the verses that a lot of talks about sealing the hearts of the disbelievers. And the chorus that is sealed their hearts and ears to mean that
in spite of their choice, meaning they could have wanted otherwise but a lot to their hearts. And they have no chance because then the issue of judgment and punishment becomes meaningless.
So the ceiling is taking place from their own actions. But Allah refers to it as his ceiling because it only takes place by his permission, meaning if we didn't want them to seal their hearts, they couldn't hit
He wishes them all to be guided, they would have been, as a law said unto Arlen fall, had a law known any good in them, he would surely have made them here. And even if he had made them here, they would have turned away with a version and also sort arrived. He said, know, your shadow law law had been NASA gymea if a law wished he would have guided all the people. So they're misguidance it's not, we don't take from that, that Allah wishes for them. misguidance because one would say that's the opposite. That's the corollary of what he's saying here for law wished he would have guided all the people.
Instead, he wishes the misguided people know
that you don't think that meaning
had he wished he would have died or could have guided all of them. But those who choose not to be guided, he permitted them to be misguided.
This is the correct understanding because sometimes people get confused on this, thinking that
we are believers and guided just by luck.
I could say,
Allah looked into his creatures, and said, I like him. So I guide him. When he looked into his creatures, he saw somebody else he didn't like that I won't guide him. So certain like your good luck, or your bad luck. This is not the way guidance comes guidance is a consequence of our own actions. A lot of the clarity before gone inside each and every one of our hearts to know the truth and to recognize corruption. So those who when truth comes to them, they accept it and they continue to accept it Allah gives them guidance, as to the guidance, those who reject, turn away, constantly, then they are the ones through their rejection, who seal their own hearts. But even that feeling of
the heart cannot take place without the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala
following that, the next chapter in Tamia looks at the rights of the heart,
if it is the right of the heart to know truth,
as we talked about, before, that there the heart is its
job is to know and to understand, not merely to hear to recognize, but to
internalize and to reflect on and to guide the rest of the body parts. In acting in accordance with we talked about
the having the internal understanding similar to the external actions that they should match. Right. So I will Tamia goes on to say if it is the right of the heart to know true.
Allah is the ultimate truth.
That is the law your Lord the truth. So what is there beyond the truth but misguidance fanatical law I'm
so mad about the hottie. Illa Allah. Allah is the Lord, author, creator and beginner of every fleeting thoughts, which occurs in the brain or crosses the mind. Whatever knowledge the heart comprehends is among the clear signs of a law in his Earth, and the sky. The most truthful words said by a point is that of lobbyists, Allah kulu say in Mahayana law he bought indeed everything else besides the law is false.
Human discoveries are actually revelations from Allah. Whatever True Knowledge human beings learn is what Allah has shown them and permitted them to learn false knowledge, like the theory of evolution is from Satan. Without however, without the laws, permission, even that cannot be learned.
Whatever knowledge the highest comprehend, is among the clear signs of a lion is Earth in the sky.
It is all ultimately from Allah.
And the ultimate knowledge is that of a lie himself.
They'll even send me a quotes the statement of a poet libido. Now libido robbia was a pagan when he recited this line of poetry, Allah Colucci in Marana la hibachi Lu. Indeed everything else besides the lies false
people prior to the revelation
we're aware of a law now
A law has trickled down to them from the time of Prophet Ishmael.
Prophet Abraham will build the Kaaba.
So that knowledge was available in the time of the Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah,
either as certain elements of specific knowledge, which cause people like whatever, even nofas, to go ahead and to convert to Christianity, based on the knowledge that a trickle down and to recognize the revelation when problems are seldom brought into him to his wife Khadija, right. So this shows that those people are not without any knowledge at all. And this is why you have a number of narrations from the products and sell them in which he did speak about some people of that time as going to help.
You know, some people objected, saying, How can you say that? When there was no prophet at the time, you know, and this becomes the same issue concerning the prophets, father and mother. Right, where he made reference to them inside a Muslim, anti Buhari as being in hell. You know, and this is something very objectionable to many Muslims, they don't accept it. Because even the
house in Mecca, they claim the house of his father and Mecca, people go there and they pray there make special regard there believing the special reward Baraka from praying in this house, when of course, we don't even know whether it was the prophets I send them out. And in fact that the prophets Allah said about his own father, when a man came and asked him where it's my father, he said in the fire, and when the man turned away in tears, rubs off on him, called him back and said, He's with my father.
So there's no uncertainty about this fact. And the same thing would be the case of his mother, you know, so people objected to that because they said they no profit to that income. So how can we say they're in the Hellfire Prophet Muhammad wa sallam said they are now
and how can they be in the Hellfire when the message didn't come? We say the fact that the prophets Allah said there in the Hellfire means that the message reach them because a lot then in the Quran will not couldn't Mr. Divina has done a thorough Sula, we will not punish anyone until a messenger has come to them. So if the message didn't reach them, there is no punishment. What can I say there and help. So for the talent to say that about them and about others, he spoke about others saying that they're in hell also.
It is because through revelation, he knew that the message reach them.
Anyway, levy is later accepted Islam and it's considered among the companions of the Prophet SAW.
When all might have been a kebab asked him about his poetry
that he composed after accepting Islam, he replied Surah Al Baqarah has replaced my poetry.
He settled in Cooper and died there during the caliphates of Walmart I was given a plan at the age of 165 is to encourage the narration of libido owed containing the verses. Indeed, fear of our Lord is the best booty. By laws permission is my taking time in haste. I praise them all, for he has no equal, all good is anytime, whatever he wishes he does, whoever he guides to the pot of good is guided and that he is and whoever he wishes he misguides You know, this is from his poetry, pre Islamic poetry.
Oh, my father used to encourage the recitation of his poetry
National Assembly Britannia.
decoded the text of a hadith to illustrate his point, that a law is the ultimate truth that needs to be known above all else.
When he said
he is from mobile Herrera saying the most truthful words that this statement is said the most truthful words by foreigners that have lobbyists. Actually, it comes in the text of what he wrote, but it's actually taken from a hadith he doesn't mention it as a Hadith, but it is a Hadi founded Sahih Bukhari anti muslim, and which I've already quoted the prophets I'll tell Am I saying the most truthful words spoken by a poet was the word of lobbyists. Indeed, everything else besides the lies false
And then he went on to say or maybe even a bit false almost accepted Islam
He made reference here
to omega even Abbey songs you know as a point of Jaya Leah who, whose poetry
was similar to not oblivion
and through looking at the forge reset he almost accepted Islam but he didn't. And the case of libido anyway.
The second line of the poetry that libido said Goku Nariman, la Mahabharata Hello, and every pleasure without exception will end at the second line of the couplet. Actually in Mecca when the Quraysh were at their worst and inflicting suffering on Muslims, with man even mother own, had just returned from the first hidrive Athenian and entered Mecca under the protection of Ali independent molera. When he saw the extent to which the pagans were harming Muslims and he remained safe, he relieved and rallied from his protection. While he was in a gathering of Qureshi leaders lobbied came to them, sat down and began to recite some of his poetry when lobbied recited, indeed,
everything else besides the law is false. automatically been mother own said, You have spoken the truth. But when he recited the second half saying, and every pleasure without exception will end, or if man said, You have lied, the pleasures of Paradise to not end.
Love He then said since to the Qureshi leaders, since when do you harm those who sit with you or people afresh, and a man got up immediately, because their honor had been wounded, and slapped off man. And as I became green alleles, and chided him for relinquishing his protection, saying, You are in my protection.
Or the man replied, My other eye is in need of what befell the first.
And when he told him come back to my protection, he replied, I would rather prefer the protection of a law Most High.
I've been hajer actually explained that if the term Bobtail in the trade
is taken to mean
that which will perish, then the pleasures of Paradise are included.
And everything besides the law can perish even if a law creates for eternity afterwards.
Right. So actually, if we look at what Levine said, from another perspective, it is true even the second half of the poetry, because only a law is without and
MTV went on to explain that is everything looked at from the perspective of itself is headed towards non existence, and in need of the ever living the eternal. If you looked at anything, which the handle of care has taken charge of, according to the destiny of he who gave everything it's warmer than guided, you would see it the existing and clothed with garments of grace and kindness.
All things besides the law, were brought into existence from a state of non existence by a law and they're all headed back to that stage.
Even taymiyah, included a portion of a verse in his explanation of Allah mercy, manifest in his creation and guidance of human beings. The verse is, he said, Our Lord is He who gave everything it's warm, then guided it. It's in Surah four, verse 15.
And when he said he would see it existing and close with garments of grace and kindness, we looked at everything with regards to it's definitely here. The favorites which ally has gratitude, human beings are countless, as a law himself says, oh, in third do Yamato la heat out of suha if you were to count a lot of blessings, you will not be able to calculate them. This is found in two places in the Quran. So Ebrahim verse 34, and two and 100 verse 18. A lot of favors not only cover this world, but also the next, as no one will enter Paradise merely because of his or her deeds and ideas narrated by Ayesha
She said at the bottom and said, observe moderation. But if you fail, try to do as much as you can moderately and be happy, for a nun will enter Paradise only because of these,
the companions asked, or messenger the law, not even you, he replied, not even I would not let the law envelop me and his mercy, grace and forgiveness.
And bear in mind that the deed most loved by a law is one done constantly, even though it is small. So there was a lot of stress, and even in the entering into paradise, this is by the grace of Allah. Now, of course, there are verses in the Quran where Allah talks about people being in Paradise, because of the deeds that they did.
So this may seem to contradict the statement of the prophets, Allah, but it actually doesn't.
When the prophets Allah said that it is by the grace of Allah, this doesn't negate the deeds of human beings, he said, they will not enter purely because of the deeds. But it doesn't negate the deeds or the role, meaning that it is Byelaws grace, that He rewards the good deed 10 times over anymore, whereas the evil deed is only kept equal to one. So if a law were to keep with these as one reward and evil deeds as one evil deed, then no one would enter Paradise.
So it is by the grace of Allah that He multiplies goods and as he said in that uniqueness, they are as good these erase evil deeds. So it is by Allah's mercy and grace, that we are able to erase evil deeds. And if Allah has
given us the trophy, we would enter Paradise as a result of his grace,
which enables us to say, it then becomes clear that the heart was only created for the remembrance of Allah, may he be glorified.
The harvest was only created for the remembrance of Allah He said in the very beginning he said, it's the right there's a hard to know the truth and the law is the ultimate truth.
So it is that right to know a lie this we're talking about what the remembrance of Allah that we should be conscious of a law that a law should be in our hearts, and the importance of remember the law
and knowledge can be found in a hadith narrated by Abu huraira and is authentic, in which I'm aware, I said,
Indeed, this world and its contents are cursed. Allah in the dunya melona mother olan mighty ha,
except the remembrance of Allah and what helps to remember a law, the scholar and the students, illogical law were my way law.
This is how important it is to remember to Elias. The vowel sound Salim also said, shall I inform you of the best of your deeds, the one that raises you most in rank, most purifying in the sight of a law, which is better for you than giving gold and silver and better for you than meeting your enemy and striking their necks and then striking your necks. They said certainly tell us. He said, it is the remembrance of Allah the exhaustive
remembrance of Allah, the Exalted
puts the remembrance of a love of everything.
above everything that we know as among the greatest of needs, gi martyrdom, peace Avila Villa
zakka, giving in charity, giving of our wealth,
remembrance of Allah.
Of course, a lossless data saying aloud the decree lay.
It is only with the remembrance of Allah that hearts find rest, ultimately, rest in this life and in the next. So obviously that is something everybody seeks. Everybody wants what we call peace of mind, every human being strives for it in one way or another.
Whether we strive towards in the pleasures of this world, thinking that in attaining them you will get satisfaction, satisfaction
being pleased peace of mind, but it's not. As ron paul seldom said, if the child of Adam were given one value of gold, he will desire another is the nature of human beings. And they say the grass is always greener on the other side, you know, we're never satisfied, the more you have, the more you want. So there is no satisfaction and
peace of mind and heart acceptance, ultimately in the remembrance of Allah. And of course, when we speak about the requirements of the law,
we're talking about all of the aspects we're not talking about. Some people mistakenly think that it's only referring to repeating names of a law over and over again. And of course, it's actually from the sooner you will not find any
form of amendments. In any authentic narration in which the prophet SAW Selim says, to repeat a name of a law over and over again, those is the common understanding of people today. In fact, we even have books on the 99 names of a law in which you're told to say this name of a law so many times, and this is going to happen for you, your wife can't have a baby, she says this name so many times, she'll get a baby, your business is failing, you say that name, so many times, you will get success. You know, these are the great promises in these books. And of course, these books should be burned, because their lies, their faults, which is not found in any authentic ideal. Whenever the prophets I
send them told us to make Vicar of Allah, He gave us phrases, statements. So behind Allah glorified v to Allah, La Ilaha, Illa, LA, these are statements which have meaning not a word repeated over and over and over again, even common sense tells us that this is doesn't this is not logical. It's not reasonable. Somebody wants to call on you. They want to ask you for help to do something for them, but they just keep repeating your name over and over again, Mohamed Mohamed Mohamed Mohamed Mohamed, you're going to say this person has lost his mind, you know, what is it you want, you know, repeating My name is not going to achieve anything, right. So if we can understand that in in common
terms in our own lives, then surely, it must be obvious to us with regard to a large amount of Allah. And this is why as I said, when we look in the sooner we will not find that we'll only find the prophets Allah telling us to make meaningful statements.
Even Jimmy, I went on to say as a result of that, a serious Sage of the past. I believe it was Solomon.
May Allah have mercy on him said, remembrance of God in relationship to the heart is like nourishment relative to the body.
That says the body cannot find pleasure in food when it is sick. Likewise, the heart cannot find sweetness of remembrance of a law of God, when it is in love with the material world, or something to that effect.
remembrance of God in relationship to the heart is like nourishment relative to the body.
Thus, as the body cannot find pleasure in food when it is sick, likewise, the heart cannot find the sweetness of remembrance of God, when it is in love with the material world
is not a happy
is the statement given to me and believes is attributable to still a manual house. So the male house was among the leading aesthetics of Syria, and a contemporary of Ibrahim Eben add to have
used to attend the classes of Imam Al ghazali in Lebanon.
On one occasion side even Abdulaziz attended a class of analogize in which he mentioned the aesthetics and said, We need to be like these people.
Study Committee and the people who are focused on remembering of a law living simple lives, etc, etc. You know, but staying within the bounds of the Sharia.
So he said we need to be like these people without realizing that
Sulaiman and Hamas was President say in his personal narrative inside him as he is
She commented about sulamani house and saying I have not seen anyone more aesthetic than Suleiman Alcoa
And this went to a man who was sitting there in the gathering heard him say that he covered his face with his turban, got up and left.
allows that he then went to side and said, we'll be on you. Do you think? Do you think about what comes out of your head?
You have learned you've harmed one of the attendees by pressing into a trace.
Side later visited Suleiman in his house in Beirut at night and found him in darkness.
When he asked him why so the man replied that the grave would be darker.
When Saeed asked him why he was alone in the house without any companions, he replied, he disliked having a companion, who he was unable to serve, meaning you did not have enough money. So I would not like to bring people in the house, he couldn't do anything for them. Society offered him some Durham's, but he refused, saying that whatever little he had, was a result of great efforts and he decided to dislike making himself get used to easy money.
rich with the statements of Solomon in remembrance of a law in relationship to the heart like remembrance is like nourishment relative to the body. Which type of remembrance is true nourishment for the highest.
People think of Vicar or remembrance in the narrow sense,
repeating certain prescribed statements of remembrance, however, the good is in fact the hearts remembrance and consciousness of a law, which should accompany every believers actions and statements. Simon jubeir said, liquor is obedience to Allah, Vicar is obedience to Allah. whoever obeys the law has in fact remembered him. Whoever does not obey Him, is not one who remembers him, even if he says but be so Hannah law and recites the book a lot.
Even 10, He also stated in is much more and fatawa every statement made by the tongue, and conceived by the heart, which takes one closer to a law, including learning knowledge, teaching and commanding the good and forbidding evil is a form of, of a law. This mindfulness of allies the nourishment of the highest, while the formal form of liquor wherein the person remembers a law with specific words and specific times as defined by this one that aids and develops the true remembrance of the highest. Furthermore, since liquor is the nourishment, of the highest, and highest which lacson is dead, and the prophet SAW Selim said, The similitude of one who remembers his Lord, and one who does
not remember his Lord, is like the similitude of death and life.
digger is the obedience to Allah.
whoever obeys Allah has in fact remembered him. Whoever does not obey Him, is not one who remembers him, even if he says Subhan Allah and recite the Quran often
as is a thought, which is worth reflecting on. And inshallah I will stop at this point, and give you a chance to ask any questions that you have regarding what you have taken so far.
No, it wasn't I had the two brothers asking about what took place with lobbyists.
He said, the first part of that line of poetry. Indeed everything else besides the lies false when he said that or command was one of the companions of the Prophet SAW so I'm not gonna find another companion, who had returned from our senior, they had made the hedgerow there, he came back early, and he was in Mecca. When he found that Muslims were suffering to such a degree that they were he relieved the person who had acted as his guardian from responsibility and said he wanted to suffer as they did. He want to make
A special case for himself. So, when lavida decided his line of poetry, he said you spoke the truth, when he said the conclusion from it The truth of the second half of the poetry
What is it now?
And everything besides was such
and every pleasure
is will perish or will disappear.
This is awesome and then stated that this was false that you lied. Why? He was basing it on the fact that Paradise is eternal.
He has one question.
Okay. Okay, the reference from for the verse that Mr. demeanor has said about the Rasul Allah, and I will not punish anyone until the messenger was sent. This is found in Surah, Al Nusra.
right in the beginning
10 or 15, verses?
The brothers question, why are the parents of the prophets of Salaam amongst one Ah,
We don't have any reference to that effect.
And most of the fables, which were made up about the prophets are felons mother and father, which you find in many books of serum, you know, most of them are false. You know, there is very little, in terms of the birth of the prophets, I've done them, you know, which the so called miracle that people talk about, which aren't true, most of it is untrue. And this is just merely an attempt on the part of Muslims. You know, considering that, at the time of the birth of visa, a Salaam, you have all these stories about the star and the wise men following the star and they say, Well, if that happens, the Prophet Isa something should have happened to Allah. So they started making up
stories, and they didn't stop there. And the saints and all these kind of individuals, they have all kinds of stories they've made up about them. People like Abdul Padilla, Gilani and others, you'll find some fantabulous stories about what happened with them. And of course, the sheer Not to be outdone, in this matter. When you read about alley you read stuff, like there's one narration that they have in one book called Fatima, Fatima, that
when Ali was in the stomach of his mother,
they could hear him reciting or it
is before he was born, he was reciting core ideas of his mother from Moselle and didn't receive prophecy as well as it descended on him and resides in Alice reciting it in the stomach as a as an embryo
So unfortunately, the main body of Muslims have fallen into a portion of that and those stories it's good to have them checked out to find out what is authentic amongst them.
Will the province all sudden love not be able on the day of the AMA to make Shabbat for its pretty parents know, if he's not able to make shofar probably call him
right to get him out of the Hellfire Do you is able to make stuff out to lighten his punishment? right because of the good he did, etc. to lighten his punishment, but to get him out of the hellfire. He cannot even
if he had Jafar delight in the punishment of his parents, he would have told us
right, he would have told us and him not telling us informs us that there is no lightning. And if we consider the father of Prophet Abraham,
right, oh, Abraham thought forgiving the Troy him. But there is none.
That he would be in the Hellfire forever. No lightning of any punishment for him, then it should not be a problem for us accepting the same for too long on the line of attendant experience.
So I didn't
As a additional reference in scientist and an outside Muslim, when the prophet SAW Selim talked about going to the grave, right, then he said, I used to prevent you from going to the graves. Now go and visit them because there are most
their best to remind you of the hereafter. And some of the narration, he mentioned that
asked the laws permission to visit the graves. Right. And he was given permission. And then he asked the laws permission to ask forgiveness for his mother, a third grade, and he wasn't given permission.
That further puts him in the same category as Prophet Abraham, with his own parents.
which we looked at earlier, I think you haven't been here with us.
But why is it that in most languages, the process of thinking reasoning and feeling is related to the heart, even though in modern science, we know how we think we know that it is from the mind, we dealt with the issue. Okay, you are here. So we know we did discuss this at length previously, you know, that even our so called knowledge, thinking that it is from the mind is, is questionable?
Yes, it may appear to us that when certain parts of the brain is damaged,
our thinking processes are affected. So we say then our mind must be in our brain. But that is not necessarily. So as we talked about the case of acupuncture, you know, where you have a pain in your brain and they stick a needle in your toe, and the pain goes away? Can we say that that pain in us you thought was in your brain was actually in your soul? No, nobody says that. We accept that there is somehow a connection between your toy in your brain in your head, and that
sticking the pin in the toe does affect that part of your brain or whatever. So the fact that
the brain is connected in the process of thinking doesn't exclude the heart, or the location of the heart, from being the origin.
that it takes place through these other bodily part of the body organs. We already pointed out that we know that it isn't the actual organ itself, because we have replaced hearts with artificial hearts and people have lived with them. Right? So the heart still refers to the core of the individual, the place where the heart is places the heart, so that perhaps Allah knows best is the point at which the soul is related to the human body. And that is an A such the references made to it. And nobody found in most languages, the heart is referred to as the place of feeling and thought.
while our brother is raising the question that surely the punishment due to the parents of the prophets, Allah, who live before his profits, who it shouldn't be like the punishment for those who came afterwards, who heard the message, surely, you know, there must be excused or some sort
Whatever. Well, we know that people who are in between the period of the Prophet they're called the people of the interval
that these people, according to authentic narrations from the Bronx, will be brought back. And given a second chance, anybody who did not receive the message, it didn't come to them, they will be given a second chance prior to the actual judgement, they'll be brought back and allow will send a messenger to them, who will explain about the light cetera and then give them a command to enter what appears to them to be fire. And those who enter it will go on to paradise. Those who refuse will go on to help in a number of narrations to that effect, is authentic. But these are those who did not receive the message.
Due to the fact that they were deaf, dumb and blind, they were retarded, they died as children, they were in far off places where the message just never got these people are in that category. But of the people who are prior to the prophets would, there were some of them who the message did reach.
And those who the message reached, but continued to practice idolatry, then they are confirmed by the prophets, Allah through revelation as being in hell. And obviously his parents were among them.
Not everybody of that period. Some of them their specific people, one time Broncos are passed by a grade is riding on a
horse or animal, and the animal reared up almost knocked him off. You know, and he was wondering what caused this and he saw that there was some graves over in a distance and he asked who's Where's release. And he said, these are the graves of some people who died in the pre Islamic times. He said that they're being punishment punished right now in their graves. Punishment, meaning that there are people going to help because if you receive the punishment to the grave means you go to hell at the beginning of your help.
So, he spoke of those three in that way. Because obviously from Revelation, they were among those who had received the message in a sufficiently understandable form to distinguish between truth and falsehood.
Stop here so
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Bismillah al Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah just a test to make sure that the sound is okay and the women's rumble alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah, Karim, Allah and he was happy to manage send me student at Loma de operates you to allow me a lot of Peace and blessings when the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.
In the previous session,
we looked at
rights of the heart.
page 10 in your books, the rights of the hearts.
And that chapter focused on
the basic principle that it is the right of the hearts to know the truth. And that's the ultimate truth
is a law last month Allah He is a truth. He describes himself as being a hawk.
In the various finale como la hora, mukamal. Ha
that is a law your Lord the truth. He is the embodiment of truth. Everything that comes from him is truth.
we went on
To look at
the implication of that statement
and realize the ultimate truth, and it is the right of the heart to know the truth. Then we conclude it according to the Jamia that the heart was created fundamentally for the remembrance of Allah.
That was the conclusion that we ended up with. And he quoted a statement of one of the aesthetics of the past. Sulaiman and Hamas, who was reported to have said, remembrance of God in relationship to the hearts is like nourishment relative to the body.
Thus, as the body cannot find pleasure in food, when it is sick, likewise the heart cannot find sweetness of remembrance of God, when it is in love with the material world.
And we discussed briefly about
remembrance what is intended here by the remembrance of Allah pointing out that it is not just the ritual act of repeating
phrases of a law and we said that just repeating a law's name over and over again, was not from the Sunnah, in fact, it is a form of data.
And we mentioned the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Selim found in Bukhari and Muslim in which the Vasa Solomon said the similitude of one who remembers his Lord
and one who does not remember his Lord is like the similitude of death, and life.
as a further note,
when one is attached to this world, its pleasures and pursuits.
This attachment occupies a great portion of the hearts
which was created to be attached to a law.
Hence, it distracts the person from higher goals of attaining closeness to Allah, righteousness and paradise. And this is why a loss of 100 Allah had said, In surah, Al Manasa Poon, verse nine, the eyelid enamel, no lateral hichem I'm wailuku, Allah, Allah,
Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah homosassa rune, or you who believe, do not let your riches or your children divert you from the remembrance of Allah.
And those who do so will be the losers.
This is what a lot is referring to the where we become so attached to the material things of this world, whether it's our wealth, our children,
these are among the major things which tend to distract people that, that safe, where we are attached to it prevents us from the higher goals. We get caught up in the day to day needs of fulfilling the needs of family, earning money, it's natural, we have to do these things. But when it becomes the focus of our lives, then the higher goal the higher purpose of creation, which was to worship Allah becomes lost. And the remembrance of Allah becomes difficult, because we are tied up in fulfilling the basic material needs. And this is also alluded to, in the verses one to two of sorts, the cathode, I'll have MacArthur has
the mutual competition for compiling the good things of this world diverts you from more serious things, until you visit the graves. And this is the time when people wake up, but of course, then it is too late.
So low Muslims are certain of the fact that the world will perish. Most of them have not internalized this reality and its implication in their hearts.
They are instead preoccupied with the worldly desires and goals, not realizing the insignificance of this world. The prophet SAW Selim once passed by a dead goat,
which had either very small ears or mutilated ears, and the problems are solved and picked it up and asked his companions, which of you would like to have this for Durham. They said who
We don't want it. What would we use it for? He said, Would you like to have it for free?
They replied, by a law, even if it were alive, we wouldn't find we would find it defective. So
why would we even want it? Now that it is that
the message of a law then said to them, by law, the world is more insignificant to a law than this dead goat is to you.
The world is even more insignificant to a law than this dead goat is the meaning that the we should treat the world, we should look at the world in the way that Allah subhanaw taala
looks at it. And that is
something like the way we would look at a rotting carcass of a dead goat on the road.
Something which had a purpose, but not something you would want to take home and cuddle up with keep as a part of your, you know, pile in your house, give it a place, etc. No, this is something is just how to use it was useful to wartime and you leave it keep going by throttle.
And this also is a reflection of the province outside London, the well known statement that we should be in this world like a stranger, or a traveler, to be in this world, like a stranger or a traveler, not becoming so attached to it, that we lose sight of the journey. What the real goal of that journey is we've lost sight of we've got caught up on the way.
And there is a well known Hadith
regarding the dunya and Mr. Brava, Solomon said, and this is one, it's very good for us to reflect on.
Often, whoever makes this world their main goal, then Allah will scatter his fears and make poverty between his eyes, and nothing will come to him of this world, except what was written for him.
Whoever makes this world, his or her main goal is the focus.
Allah was scattered their affair.
Meaning there will be busy with this and busy with that, and here, they're everywhere, you know, nothing will come together, we'll all be there and it's just too busy, nothing is complete, you can complete this, you have something else to do on this year. It's only
when you make this world your goal. And nothing will come to us in spite of all of this effort trying to get a hold of this and that and everything. But nothing will come to us, except what was already written for us.
All that hurrying and scurrying and running around etc, is not going to bring us anymore. What was already written is all that is coming anyway.
On the other hand, whoever makes the hereafter his goal or her goal,
a law will gather their affairs for them. Allow us to put it all together, everything will be in place will not be distracted by so many things running here trying to grab everything, it'll be clear, the profit will be clear will be settled our hearts our minds will be settled.
And he will place in their hearts richness, they will feel a sense of richness of heart's
The ultimate rich
and the world will come to him conquered and submissive.
When the world is ignored,
it will come on its knees begging us.
This is the promise of the Prophet saws.
But of course, the lore of the world is so great. In spite of that promise and in spite of our claimed belief in Rahul masala we will remain in that first category.
Instead of being in the second category,
who make the hereafter their goal
for whom Allah will bring together all of their affairs and allow will put richness in their hearts and the world will come to them.
They will be saying no I don't want
this is something worth reflecting on. And striving for.
Amen. Mmm even taymiyah goes on to say
if the heart is busy with the remembrance of a law, aware of the truth and reflecting on knowledge
It is in its correct location. Or we could say this correctly situated just as the eye when used to look at things is in its correct location.
Meaning it is being utilized for what it was intended to be utilized for.
On the other hand, if it is not used for knowledge, and it is unaware of the truth, it forgets its Lord, and is not in its location rather it is lost.
As a result, the limbs on the day of judgment will bear witness against
the limbs will bear witness against him as the law said for
their ears, their eyes and their skins will testify against them about what they did.
it is not necessary. Even taymiyah goes on to say, for me to say that it was not put in its correct location, as it was not put anywhere at all.
Certainly is correct location is the truth, and everything beside the truth is false.
And this is a phrase which is commonly used in the Quran, which has worked into his presentation in the Quran, we can find it in Surah Yunus verse 32 finale como la hora buco Maha from Abba, Baba, Haki Illa Allah, that is your Lord, the truth,
a law and what is there after truth except error.
the heart is not remembering a law,
then it is caught up in falsehood.
There are different levels of falsehood, of course, there's falsehood, which is evil, deliberate sin, and then there's false hood, which is just neglect negligence, the ultimate flyby of the human being should be to be conscious of a law at all times, conscious of a loss all times meaning that we in whatever we do, which may not be in itself a Bada,
we are doing what is pleasing to Allah.
So by consciously making sure that what we do is something pleasing to Allah, or not displeasing to Allah.
Then we have remembered a law without actually mentioning his name, or
making a statement
of praise of Allied cetera.
So the remembrance of a law can come in a variety of different forms.
We don't necessarily have to be just making Vicar all of the time.
Because we do have this world we do have something to do in this world. But the point is that we remember a lot in the world by doing what is pleasing by consciously choosing to do what is pleasing to Him over what is displeasing to him.
Even Jamia goes on to say
therefore, if it is not located in the truth, there is nothing left for it, but falsehoods. Furthermore, falsehood is not fundamentally I think, and what is not a thing is not suitable as a location.
Now, in this statement,
it will tell me introduces a philosophical concept, which is too deep for us to go into here because the go into to be to sidetrack you know, in a major way, but I'll give you just an idea what he was speaking about when he said falsehood is not fundamentally a thing.
A thing why, why did he even mentioned this? Get into false it is not fundamentally a thing because we have the statement of Allah subhanaw taala in a number of verses in the Quran, but we can see it in Surah Zoomer, verse 32, Allahu Allah.
Allah is the Creator of every thing.
when he mentioned about falsehoods, that is what is left if a person is not in truth and they're in falsehood is saying, false food is not fundamentally a thing meaning it is not from the creation of Allah.
Fall food is not from the creation of lies entering into the concept of a law being the creator of everything is evil.
Corruption, all of these falsehood is that from the thing that allows creation of allies good and whatever he does is good. Then where do we place false world, corruption, evil, etc.
And this is the point, which for some people becomes a point for disbelief for them to fall into
atheism, it's a part of the argument of the atheists. But if Allah is good,
and he's all powerful, then where did the evil come from?
Unless you say that Allah created evil. And of course, you know, as a believer, it's difficult for you to just say like this. In fact,
we have a Hadith, which was narrated by Alina Vitali regarding the attribution of evil to Allah. And this was part of the opening supplication of the tagit prayer, and it found as a Muslim, and with
Solomon said, law Baker was sadhika Well, Heroku fee was Lacey Lake,
I hear your call, and I'm following your religion and all good is in your two hands, and evil is not attributable to you.
And evil is not attributable to you.
And we see where Allah says, In the
second last chapter of the Quran,
Allah, meaning Shall
I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn, from the evil of what he created, he doesn't say the evil he created, you can see there's a deliberate
buffer zone which is put between the evil and allows creation right. So, it is a product of his creation, not himself creating evil because of the implication what is involved there. However, as scholars pointed out, that evil is of two types powerful, evil is of two types,
non existent, evil, and existence evil,
meaning, non existent, evil meaning, the absence of good
in that vacuum is evil.
When you remove good from something, what remains in that vacuum is evil. Now, that is an absence, a lack of non existence. So, when you talk about creation,
it doesn't include non existence creation, we talk about a lot created, everything you mean every existing thing. So, this is the aspect of evil which is not attributable to Allah,
the non existence of God. But now, as a consequence of that non existence, evil acts may take place,
that aspect of evil is from a last creation, because nothing can take place without his permission,
nothing can take place without his permission. Now regarding that aspect, which does take place, if no pay him
has had said,
the second form of evil, existing evil like false beliefs, corrupt desires,
it is ness it is a necessary consequence of the non existence of God the further the early the first form of evil.
For whenever beneficial knowledge and righteous deeds from a soul are absent, they're automatically followed by evil and ignorance and what they necessitate.
This must be the case because the soul must be in one of two opposite states.
If it is not busy with beneficial and righteous deeds, it will be busy doing harmful and corrupt deeds.
This existing evil is from the creation of the Almighty as there is no creator besides Him, and He is the creator of everything because this is the thing. However, there must be a good purpose for everything.
law the Almighty created
if he did not create it, that good purpose would be lost. And it is not wise to let that good purpose pass, which is more beloved to him,
may he be glorified, then the resulting good in its non existence. Okay. So as the point we mentioned here, that the evil which is existing evil is from a loss creation, and
calamities and all the other things that we refer to as evil things, this is awesome, a lot of creation, but a lot created it for the good, which comes from it, or the good aspect of it, and not for the evil that we observe, and we perceive we experience. And I think I touched on that earlier as I come to remember, and gave you some examples of it.
Okay, well, the example that can easily be given
with regards to children,
that if you take the children, a child, your child, we now have to go to the dentist, they've been to the dentist before. What does the child say?
Let's go to the dentist.
We don't want to go to the dentist. Why? Because all the child can perceive from going to the dentist is pain. Right? That is the sum total of the visit to the dentist no matter how many candies and then give the kid afterwards you know how many toys you buy them afterwards. Still, the main perception of the child for the dentist is pain.
Right? Now, you know, because you're not taking your child to the dentist for the pain. You're taking the child to the dentist so the child to the child will be saved from greater pain.
Right, which is rotting teeth and the pain that comes with it. So by the dentist, cleaning the teeth, fulfilling it and all these things don't involve pain, it's to prevent a greater pain. We know it. But you can't convince the child
because his or her limited scope. They can only focus on the pain. And that's the same with us with the calamities of our lives. calamity strike, and all we can see is the calamity. We have difficulty in grasping that there is a good behind it.
We can hardly somebody tries to tell you don't you know there's good. Maybe you can't see it now. But for sure if a law has permitted this to happen to you there is good in it.
And this was the essence of the story of moussaka.
So the story that we read on Fridays is about isn't it? You know, that was the lesson Moosa is following they're learning from
him. Don't ask me about what I do until I tell you who says Okay, no problem, I'll be patient and always, but of course, everything that Heather does and goes against what Moosa knows of the Sharia so he has to speak out, you know, this is natural. This is the man breaking the both of those who gave him a ride, they gave them a you know, provided a service and they returned the service by breaking his boats. What is this?
Then he after that when he tells he reminds him He says, Okay, okay, I'll be patient I forgot. Then the next page jumps to a higher level, he finds a little boy
rips off his head
he's not quite sure he's doing this challenge or anything is in charge of killing the child.
And then he realizes you know, he's been pushed right to the limit he says okay, okay. After that, if I question you again, you have the right to
So it goes to something very simple
which was people goes into a town The people are very, you know, that that treated them very badly wouldn't offer them any kind of, you know,
food or you know, any kind of generosity or showing any kind of friendliness. Even when they asked them, they refused food. So on their way out, they come across a wall. So hidden reveal this was falling down.
have taken some reward from these people Oh, isn't it better we can pay for it, rather than you just doing something with them after they're so mean. And that was a
very simple point. But his question at that email is simple, but he broke his agreement. So then he goes and explains to him, what was behind the things. Of course, the case of the wall is there is no calamity, no evil, no apparent evil, except that people who treat you ill, for you to do nice things to them is to encourage them in their lives. You know, except from that perspective,
from the perspective of the boat, tiller explained that there was a king coming down the river and snatching people's boats, right now, by him putting the hole in the boat, it was a damaged boat, so the king would leave it to save the man's boats. But of course, at the time that he did it.
And the child he ripped off his head, his child, his parents were righteous. And this child, Allah knew would grow up and become such a trial to those parents, it was almost drive them into this belief. So to spare them from the evil of this child, when he grows up, Allied his life taken at that point, and replaced him with another child. But for the parents, of course, they couldn't see this. Imagine somebody comes and murders your child. And of course, this was something special together.
We don't have anybody else that can make this claim, right? Because this is your people who try to you know, promote the idea that the share the tear, the blue or whatever, you know, he's like, you should be like Moses Musa, you know, you whatever he tells you just do it. No. He was receiving revelation. He said, I only did what Allah commanded me. That's why many scholars hold that Hitler was a prophet.
Right? He was a prophet of Allah. Under the commandment of Allah, he said, I only did this based on a loss instructions. Right. So the point is that
the point is that he
even though he musasa could understand, for the parents of that child, who lost their child in a brutal murder,
what appear you know, somebody rips off your child's head, that's pretty brutal. I mean, they're going to feel sad, even though a lot give them another child. And this child, a girl would grow up and be righteous, and treat them well, and everything loving and all this wonderful, but still, in their mind, they would think of that son,
who died at that early stage. But being righteous parents, of course, they would accept that it is a lot harder, right? But why?
They wouldn't know. Of course, on the day of judgment, when all things become clear, then they will know that this was a mercy from Allah
yaquina certainly, of course, as believers,
truly be true believers, then we have to accept, but every calamity which comes in our lives at the mercy from Allah, go, we have difficulty accepting it truly, you know, because when the pain of it comes very difficult to see, you can see, you know, to accept that there is good behind it anyway. So this is the point
that that form of evil, which is from the creation of a law is not for the evil that is in it, but for the good, which comes from it.
As we take the child, to suffer pain, at the hand of the dentist, we don't do it, for the pain, but to prevent greater pain, that is the good which comes out of it. So
this is the role of why we accept the ideas of lies created, even the evil things that's right exists the evil, this is from a last creation, they cannot take place without allows will.
Then even jania goes on to say the heart itself does not accept anything but the truth. So if what is contrary to the truth is put in it, the heart will not accept what was what it was not created for. That is the way of a law and you will never find change in a laws way. That statement, at the end, of course, is a quotation from the verse which has occurred in a number of different places in the Quran. So not to LA he let he or her last name kaaboo Willem
de la, the Sunnah of Allah which occurred before and you will
never find any change in the way of a law.
this statements of Jamia, if we look at it on face value, the heart does not accept anything but the truth. So what so if what is put contrary, what is contrary to the truth is put in it the hardware map except what it was not created for. But the question is raised, don't people accept false?
Doesn't it go into their hearts? In all of the different forms, whether it's music?
Don't people then go into the heart doesn't become, you know, rooted in their hearts or other forms of corruption? Don't people take it in their hearts? What does it mean here, when he says the heart does not accept anything but the truth?
what he's referring to here is that the pure heart
the pure heart will not accept anything but the truth, the pure heart, the corrupted heart, of course, it will accept these things corruption, but the pure heart will not accept anything but the truth, but even the corrupted hearts,
which is pure in its origin.
Though it may allow false hood to enter.
It doesn't really accept it.
It doesn't really accept it and this is why proper Salamat says I have found in a Muslim, narrated by a Nawaz even some
righteousness is good character. Well, if mama hacker fi Nasik character, I apologize, Ira hiddenness.
And sin, evil corruption is what is
uncomfortable in your soul in yourself within yourself you feel uncomfortable about it. And you would dislike let people know about it. Know that you're thinking this, know that you plan to do it or know that you did it whatever category it is, then you feel uncomfortable in your heart. And of course,
when the process is said, and you displease
that people would know about it, people here. Even the people at Google give a commentary on the 1400s of now, he said that this refers to the prominent and exemplary personalities. Meaning of course, people are in corruption like yourself, maybe you tell them when they're happy in their life and enjoy, but no meaning people who you respect people who are prominent righteous individuals who would not like them to know about it.
as image Jamia mentions here, and there are other narrations from the sooner the Hadees of Wabi Sabi
in my bed, who said,
I came to the Messenger of Allah, and he said,
Have you come to ask me about righteousness? And I said, Yes. And he said, Ask your heart is
man left la enough, righteousness is what the soul finds
What the soul is calmed by
and the heart
Whereas sin is what
scratches around in your soul.
And you are in doubt about constantly thinking about the doubt is there. Even if people give you fatwas
no matter what fat was they give you you know inside your heart. This is not right.
So, for example,
When Cheryl allows her last year, made a fatwa which was published,
saying that taking Riba from banks is permissible. For those people who are looking for it, they said, I'm hamdulillah
Al Hamdulillah. Finally somebody became, you know, smart and use their Islamic knowledge properly.
Whereas for the mass of people who feared Allah is no way, no matter how great this person may be as simple as it has been, you know, whatever you set up there as the leading spokesman for religious scholars, or religious, you know, decisions in the whole of Egypt, and for a lot of Muslims throughout the world as our represents the pinnacle of knowledge, regardless,
even though they don't know that he's not chosen, because he was the most knowledgeable, the leading scholars got together and chose him to be shakalaka. But no, is appointed by the government. Right? So this has nothing to do really, with the depth of knowledge. This is just a political move, but for the average Muslim he does.
Right? So the point is that, for a Muslim, who knows the basics of his religion, no matter who says this, it's not going to feel comfortable anytime. And even if he was convinced by others, said, Go ahead, don't worry about a job, this problem, go to get the mortgage, get your house, whatever, even if he does, or she does go ahead and does it, they still feel inside their heart.
It's really not.
So this is the nature, you know, and a lot also talked about the disbelievers saying, well, Jehovah was safe and
that they deny the truth.
deny the crime, deny the Prophet, Muhammad, Salah deny even a large existence, but their hearts are shrinking.
The truth, the truth, the heart knows, it was created with that knowledge, knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala talked about that before, you know we'll talk about in more depth later. So, in spite of the fact that truth made false with me, enter into the heart, people may welcome it. The fact of the matter is that the pure heart will not accept it. And even their corrupted hearts are corrupted hearts, we may accept to do certain evils, but inside ourselves and the depths of our hearts. We don't feel it's right and so if we can never overcome that,
that is the pure heart there, you can never overcome it will never accept it. It remains as our conscious telling us don't do it, you really shouldn't have done it. It's really it's not good.
as we are coming to Ramadan,
it is worth reflecting on with regards to our hearts in Ramadan.
As we're talking about the hearts and the importance of remembrance of Allah and putting knowledge in internet, etc. The reality is that this plays a major role in success with Ramadan.
Because if we look back at the past years, how many years have passed?
How many Ramadan
and we ask ourselves
how we improve.
Each Ramadan made us better people are getting closer and closer to Allah.
When Allah said man, sama Ramadan, the man and watch the Sabbath,
whoever found Ramadan out of faith and a lot of belief in the law and seeking reward only from Allah, that Allah forgives his sins, his previous sins or her previous
and if our sins are forgiven, we will feel it we will feel a sense of a removal of a burden. Like at first when he first comes into Islam first accepts Islam as like a huge weight is lifted off.
And if I tell him said that Islam your Juba macabre, Islam wipes out what came before. All this sin that was there is canceled when the person becomes a Muslim. So when that sin is removed, as I said it's forgiving of him. He will feel it you will feel different. You will feel a different person. We have to ask us
Have we felt that we
made all the bad and Ramadan was set up to have Judas? Tara we hadn't prayed and given and done all these different things. But after they eat
back where we weren't
as if all of that effort for nothing. The next year comes around, we're back in the same position again. It's like we're just repeating the same action over and over again. And what is the result?
What we're supposed to be getting from Ramadan, we are not getting.
So we have to ask ourselves, why? Why aren't we getting from Ramadan, but we're supposed to get
the bottom line is the heart.
The bottom line is
because we have not purified our hearts. We have not prepared ourselves for Ramadan. We just Bumble into Ramadan every year. And we do the same things we do when we come back out. We have not prepared everything else that we do in life, which is of importance we prepare for it.
Isn't it? Everything else that we do we consider to import to downlights? We make preparation, but we don't prepare for
it just comes in? Or what is our preparation? material thing?
Isn't it? We buy up all these foods. And you know all the focus is on all this sweet little you can have in Ramadan. And
Ramadan, for most of us is
a month long party.
It's a month long party we just partying from the first Ramadan to the last day including the party,
the food and visiting and the socializing and the
was actually on the companion to the
degeneration, surely not.
We spend the early part buying up all the foods. And then the last 10 days For example, when we shouldn't be trying to catch layers of others. We spend the last 10 days in the soup, the shopping mouth,
buying clothes and things fried presents and stuff.
So we are unprepared. We don't have any plan as to how to deal with Ramadan, and our hearts are corrupted. We're coming into Ramadan without purifying the heart first. If we don't clean our hearts of the diseases that we have built up over the years, then how can the heart benefit from Ramadan?
This is what they've been talking about in a general sense. But how can the heart benefit from the truth if it is corrupt, the heart has to be cleaned of corruption for it to be able to benefit from that sacred truth of Ramadan.
So this is something we have to reflect on.
That all of the diseases of the heart we need to know them we will be studying
aspects of them in the in our
study of this book of Tamia. But we don't need to wait until we cover all of them. You know, then we look at them. No, we are going into Ramadan. I would say that before we go into Ramadan, we need to tackle them, try to deal with them. The basic ones which everybody knows jealousy, hatred,
the love of material things that we're talking about the material world, these basic
desires for things the forbidden things that we find so attractive, the one tree in the whole garden, the whole garden of hell out the one tree becomes most desirable.
This is where we are. So we need to clear the heart of these things, tackle these things. Find the treatments for these purify ourselves of these things and then plan Ramadan properly, that Ramadan should not be different in terms of our eating pattern, then the rest of the year. It shouldn't be
person pointed out some non Muslims actually a number of them have pointed out that you all in Ramadan, you turn the day into the night in the night into the day.
sleep all day and you're up all night. What what is the value of this
as one brother
was interested in Islam recently just told me a few days back that, you know, you people when they're fasting, I see people that fast all day. And then they break their fast with a cigarette
I mean something which is clearly Haram,
you pass all day and you break the path to the cigarettes by bringing the flowers with a glass of alcohol.
cigarettes are even more dangerous than alcohol.
cancer people die from it.
So it means that the fast for most people is just a cultural affair, as we said, a month long party socializing and all these different things. But it shouldn't be.
It shouldn't be a month of a bada.
The month of crime reading the Quran regularly, we should read the Hadith of the Prophet, Allah, which talks about the merits of Ramadan.
And we should read the Quran at every opportunity that we have. And we should avoid the distractions things that will distract us from our ibadah. So for example for women
rather than because when you socialize, you have people over all these people are invited over what does that do for your wife and Ramadan. She spends all day cooking from the morning to the evening, people come to eat lunch, she spends the night washing, cleaning up after so where it's very bad that what happened to her environment. So it shouldn't be
feed the poor. This is what the feeding in Ramadan should be about. feed those who are needy who don't have enough feed the poor. This is where our focus should be rather than turning it into a social affair.
You know, so much so that a year or so back
Bush had a fr party for Muslim leaders in the White House.
Breaking the bathroom become a party for evil bush Clinton before him did the same.
The joke This is a joke.
So we need to tackle Ramadan as it shouldn't be tackled.
Going into the fast with light meals.
not a three course biryani and mutton and you know meal
so that we're filled to the brim. Our systems are digesting the food all the way up until Monday when it's finally finished. It's just before the other than that goes ready to send it up again. And this is the this is our process.
And the breaking of the fast is the test of the fast. People think that the real test is to not eat and drink during the yes there's a test there but the biggest test is not to overeat afterwards. All the Doctors Without annoying the Emirates I don't know if that happens here. But before every Ramadan there are doctors advices that come in that last couple of weeks warning people against overeating
because so many cases of people ending up in the hospital from overeating during Ramadan.
Muslims, these are the Muslim
Muslims who come out of Ramadan 510 kilos heavier than
30 days and you come out 10 kilos me or whatever Do you know what kind of fast was that? This is the stage we're in that we look at Ramadan seriously and follow the Ramadan of the Prophet. As he said prayers you saw me pray. He said How did you see me Hajj we should fast as we know He fasted break our fast the way he did. So we get the benefit from so we need to tackle on one hand our hearts purified of those diseases we know the sicknesses of the hearts, which will affect our ability to benefit from all of our that we need to prepare ourselves going into Ramadan. Make some
program for ourself and Ramadan
is the time of
make dwis before we go into Ramadan, make a list of 32 hours
before we go into the month.
32 hours for key things that we know are critical in our lives, you really need these things 30 of them and each day focus on that particular job as well as
use that make that a focal point. Besides the crime between the Quranic readings focus on that. And each day shift from dark to dry. Change benefits because usually unfortunately for ourselves, we end up only making when when calamity strikes.
When we have a big problem this is when we're making all the do our very sincere deep Doo as soon as it's lifted, and we're back to our usual way. So brothers, that was just a brief advice for Ramadan. And I hope you will take it to heart to
prepare ourselves properly for Ramadan that we may get the benefit to the last run of Allah has
prescribed for us in Ramadan because surely he didn't make Ramadan because he needed it is we need Ramadan
I think it's almost time for
Malaysia. Just a point next week, we can start it's not a problem to start at 530 instead we can start earlier
with anybody who has a problem coming at 530 on Friday, and because Margaret is earlier much earlier, so we stayed we can start at half an hour earlier than at least we can allow half an hour for question and answers to finish off the last class before Ramadan in Ramadan will continue. But it will be from four o'clock instead, before it started the fire will be here for both the sisters and brothers here in the center is power be prepared.
And in fact next week after the class, we should have a meal and before we go into Ramadan together
just as a means of socializing for the sake of Allah.
We looked at
some liquor, some remembrance of ally in the book and inshallah we can meet over a meal and also get to know each other a little better because I think many of you come in and go and you don't even know who know who your neighbor is.