How to become Enlightened

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Calisha Bennett

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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah. This is your sister Felicia Bennett from developing diamonds coming to you on behalf of Academy alive? How often do we meet people who we might see that the way that they are living their lives, and we're not judging, we're just noticing the way that they live their lives is without any purpose, any greater vision, any deeper meaning. When we see lives like that, when people are living only the physical material experience, you might feel like and you might reflect and say this is like living a zombie life. This person is like The Walking Dead. And alesmith Allah likens, discovering a man having a man as true life, and that we cannot have true

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life and this we have knowledge and understanding. And we have been brought to that enlightenment of knowing our loved ones Allah in His oneness, and being able to understand the message of the Quran.

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So just as much as we see people who are living like zombies are the walking dead, we should understand that it is through knowledge that we are brought back to life, and that the more we seek knowledge, the more we are renewing that sense of life within ourselves, we're bringing that vitality towards our experience of life. Knowledge is also likened to being light as well, no. And, you know, when we look at, again, overall life without purpose without Vision Without knowing why we're here, it is like someone who is walking in the dark, not knowing where exactly they're headed, not knowing where the pitfalls are in life, not knowing where they're treading, once we are blessed

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with knowledge and then that becomes a lot for us. We now have an awareness of the path ahead in life we know how to tread we know which steps to take, we know what to avoid, we know what to do to build true success, Allah. Allah says in the Quran in surah, Al anon, verse 122, is he who was dead without faith, by ignorance and disbelief, and we gave him life by knowledge and faith and set for him a light of belief, whereby he can walk amongst men like him who is in the darkness of disbelief polytheism and hypocrisy from which he can never come out? Are they the same, someone who is alive with light with navigation with a pathway with guidance, the same as someone who does not have that

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light and who is treading through life? Almost like they are the living dead with no guidance, no objectives, no goals, are they the same? Absolutely not. And what is the the the determining factor between the two what is the difference between these two these two people, it is nothing but the knowledge of the truth of the knowledge of the word of Allah subhanaw taala and his message to us through the Quran. So May Allah Allah make us of those who constantly seek life and seek light? And may Allah wants Allah protect us from darkness and from living as though we are dead along I mean, may we be blessed to be on a path of continuous seeking of knowledge so that we can continually

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bring energy and life to ourselves through the light of the Quranic teachings.