Self-Knowledge #6 – Towards A Qur’anic Anthropology

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AI: Summary © The conversation discusses the importance of the body and its development for young people, as well as the holy grail's potential for profit. The speakers emphasize the need for practice and avoiding falsehoods, as well as the physical and spiritual components of one's body and potential danger of a war, as well as a news program on genetic luminary. They also emphasize the importance of finding good teachers and avoiding falsehoods, as well as finding good teachers and avoiding falsehoods.
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And so we have incorporated as soon as sports tradition at zaytuna College. So we have a horseback riding, we have swimming, we have archery, and we actually are part of the collegiate Archery Association so we can compete with other schools.

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on really enhancing that. So I just want to again, thank everybody for supporting zaytuna College for supporting Z SEL and for supporting our students, our faculty and our staff. So looking forward just to having your support but also looking forward to you seeing where we're headed and the things that are in store. I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised with where things are going.

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tafsir. Dinesh attain or Tatsuta Saddington.

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This is entitled Council in Santa Mustafa handed down

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the fact that the human being is

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been made for both about like he's Solly Han for both about it's he's an appropriate creature for both of these two about the abode of this world and the vote of the next world. So he says out of the law no Insano mean being in motion that mahalo can attend toss Rahula Darren, whether it can Allah had to Anna at OSHA that the wrath of the Anwar and mineralia

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nor any doubt or dunya or Haiwan, at any darl Afra will mela Lala whenever any doubt any well hold in San. So he says that the human being amongst all created things is a creature that was created for both of the abodes

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and that is because if Allah has created three types of living beings,

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the first type is created so

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only for this abode, the abode of the lower abode, Dora dunya and these are the animals Hi Wynette. The second type is created for the immaterial world so the first for the material world the second for the afterlife, and these are the mela Allah Allah, this is the highest assembly

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and then the the third type is for both abodes which is the human being for the insana was helpful to him being a Joe Heron will do your own will Jorge one add one on one mela Erica. So the human being is a means between these two.

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These two essential types

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a low type and those are the animals

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and a exalted type or a high type and those are the angels for Gemma if you hear COVID Allemagne which are and who can hail on at Fisher Houghton, Virginia where Vida with an answer winner Mahara SHA one mon as well at that acumen Oh, sava halen it will kill him eradicate evil apathy will tell me where he better to rub pacifically where warfare even with that he come in at a Hanukkah Shiva. And then he made the so he made the animals.

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For this, this lower abode he put us between these two. And so the animals have app they have bodily appetite. They need food, nourishment drink, they were created for procreation. Also, they do they have Mahadasha and Moon as so. So there are creatures that will vie and fight amongst each other they'll quarrel and like animals do the animal world is a is a bloody world. In reality, if you actually look at the animal world, I think Tennyson has an interesting take on that. So

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and also all these other aspects that are related to the beastial realm to the realm of beasts. I just was watching My Cat try to catch a fly.

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Right? So

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I mean, the poor fly What did the fly do to the cat but that's just that's the beastial world. It's so and then when when humans behave like bees, they end up doing similar things, they invade other people's lands, they take over people's homes, they bulldoze them or they draw people into a war that they want but but the other the other group might not want but they draw them into it just so they can crush them and they'll kill lots of people

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and not really care. I mean one of the things about the animal kingdom is at least

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you know when they kill they kill out of necessity generally. I mean some cats cats are pretty cool there's a theory that they're evil animals because they will kind of just for sports

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and then they like to play with the animal that they the prey their prey. But generally animals will kill because they need to kill and but humans it's it's a different story. So he says so then there's the angels will kinematic have property with me worried about so like the angels in intelligence in knowledge in worshipping their Lord insincerity in their obedience and loyalty and things like that from noble qualities from these higher than Kanaka Sharifah. These, these noble characteristics, what what should Hekmati fee that he gets and now he's going to go into what is the wisdom in that like why would Allah create a creature that that has both these qualities in them

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their markup in that way they're compounded.

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So he says, I know that Adela Marcia Hallett Reba that he will hit if he were a minority or the HE WILL HATE Metallica. The majority he Jannetty aquatinted hikma to and choose mana or overturn. So, when the exalted

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basically when he put forward this candidate for his warship and his vice Geron see his stewardship and the cultivation of his his earth. He prepared him

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with those things for being

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in his presence in the in the afterlife and the agenda. So all of that

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the wisdom the divine wisdom behind it then

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resulted in bringing these two powers together these two powers the whole well Hibernia will call Malkia

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Hello Hooda Kalba Hema Marana anilao Khalil Lama Salah Halophila Fateh later I don't worry about it had he been created like a beast denuded of rational thought of intelligence, then he would not have been, he would would not have warranted the field alpha to be the steward

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or to worship Him out of wheeling. In other words out of free will

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come LM Tusla know who the article behind because just as the animals themselves are not they don't want that they're not it's not appropriate for them, while the majority here with the hoodie Jannetty, nor for them to be in that divine presence in the afterlife. And in his paradise, widowhood of Ken Coleman, I can warn Anil hagit at Bernie LM Yes, luckily, the majority are the and had he created them like angels, denuded of any bodily needs, then they would not have been appropriate to cultivate the earth because part of the earth cultivation is farming and agriculture. If you don't need food, then you're not going to farm the world, you're not going to do those things

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you're not going to build. If you have no bodily needs. If you don't have cold, then you're or need protection from heat, then you're not going to create buildings that you need to live in. So all of the Aymara of the art because that's one of the reasons Allah created the human being was to cultivate the Earth is not simply for Ivanka. Like he gives these reasons in the Quran. And he'll he'll get into this in the chapter where he talks about why the Ashima had occurred in Santa Lucia, that incident what are the reasons that the human being has been created? Because there are more than one. And that's why there are some people that are not worshiping a lot, but they are serving a

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purpose in the world. They're not there's nothing Subhanallah in Allah's creation, there's nothing that's, that's pointless. So he says, Well, come on, I'm so sorry that it can Monica. So the angels weren't worthy of that.

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And when they questioned a law, and it was it was so stiff ham that rod, as they say, the amorphous yourown it was, it was a question to understand not a question to challenge. So he said,

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In the animal matter animal, Allah said, I know what you do not know that angel. And when they said that said, you know, if you haven't you've seen a movie. We used to be called Dima, are you going to put in the earth the one who sews corruption? So they were doing according to some of the commentators, they they were doing analogical reasoning with with the jinn that were here before that did all this corruption because they had freewill also. So they were asking, Are you going to do this again with these creatures with freewill? So Allah says in the animal Malita animal, I know what you do not know that heck mentally ill here and teach manhood over time. And for this reason,

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the Divine Wisdom

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required that Allah subhanaw taala join these two, either Sahaba tarbiyah. In Arabic, that's, that's what it says, In unto smartnode over 10 or via antibody, how the Hikmah can be Hoonah and that incense dunya we will throw away and in consideration of this divine wisdom, there is a

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notification there's a there's a calling to attention the fact that the human being is both worldly and other worldly one who LEM Yoda Tabitha, and he was not created in vain. There's nothing vain about our creation. Come on, Nick bahala Jota Anna and EPFL. The other Hasib tomo and Mr. Farrakhan are Komaba como Elena La Torre Sharon, do you think that we created you in vain and that you will not be returned to God? In other words, this is just a free lunch, there's not going to be any reckoning, there's no ASAP. Do you think this is all? And this is what a lot of modern people think they think that this is purely

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just a meaningless. I mean, they'll create existential meaning. Like somebody like Camille Paglia, or something will say she she talks about how important meaning is. But she's an atheist. So so that meaning has to be generated, like the spider who generates His own abode from his body is the only creature that you know, at least the ones that we know. I'm sure some scientists has found some other creature maybe but from the from the animals that we know, the spider creates his web from his own. And this is why Allah says that those who disbelieve Alladhina Cafaro it to Hulu bait and cabeza ankle boots right there their houses like the spider webs house. So they build this web of

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meaning but it's all from themselves. Is that the what you know

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All 100 views are better anchored Whoo, this is the weakest of houses. In other words, if the meaning is based only on what you have generated, but in reality, it's groundless. It doesn't, then it's a weak house. And this is why they go into deep existential crises when things happen, that that, that undermine their, their meaning, they lose, they lose a sense of purpose.

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If somebody's hedonistic the same, so they could live for pleasure, but then when the taste buds go, you know, like Shakespeare says, The last stage it's, it's, you know, sons tastes on sight sounds, tea sounds, everything, there's nothing left. So at that stage, then hedonism is gone. And then you have euthanasia. So they'll just kill them, because no purpose for them. Like for us, somebody who in the in the end stage of life, they're being purified. That's all purification, the people that believers that go through those periods where, I mean, I saw chef on the other side, gaff years he was there, and people were taking care of him. And he was luminous. Anybody that visited him, they

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were always amazed he was luminous.

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And so it was a blessing for him to be in the world, like mop that has the same thing. For the last years of his life. He was I mean, he slept on that help. That was no bed sores. had an amazing scent. The people I everybody who visited him knows that. But but he was being taken care of by the people, they wouldn't euthanasia, euthanize somebody like that, or any Muslim. Because we don't believe that I mean, even our own um, I wrote about the prohibition of euthanizing cats and dogs, let alone a human being. I mean, there are fatwas about that, that you should take care of sick cats and sick dogs.

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So so it's a completely different worldview. So so that's what he's telling us. Now this next section is really quite stunning. So I'm thrilled with that and insana with us wiro. So this is going to be a net anodising. And conceptualizing the essence of the human being. So he's going to give us analogies, in order for us to really understand through analogy, because this is one of the ways one of the most important ways that human beings understand things is through analogies. A lot strikes many similitudes in the Quran, the unfed and those are ways of driving home, meaning even everything in the Quran about the afterlife is according to an ibis, all of it is they're just

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approximations, because there's in reality, the afterlife is what nobody has ever seen or heard or, or never occurred to the human heart. So he said, Lisa, aka Dottie minute, dunya Ledesma. That's even best said that the only relationship that the afterlife has to this world is in the names.

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So but the curl hakama Lee that's it in San Wakaba I'm fat and for what Oh Ha. So so this the sages, wise people, philosophers, lovers of wisdom, have concerning the essence of the human being and the potentialities and faculties of the human being. They have, they have struck similitudes and conceptualize them for us for some Theodorou koulamallah You Draco 11 aakhri, Utah, so overall, it is so so everything that that can only be understood by the intelligence, you have to conceptualize it with sensor with sensible things. That that's the one of the ways that the intellect can grasp what it is, is by giving analogies. So you see, it's analogous to this. And that's, that's why, you

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know, one of the meanings of tattoo theory or Abdo is to cross over like a mantra is a bridge. So an analogy enables you to go from one point where you're not understanding something and then through that analogy, you cross the bridge into understanding it. So he says

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the Quran carova Minh alhfam In order for it to approximate some understanding about who that will then send them a kind of arguments of Iran Karnataka Dima Jarama, Gera better than Kima Bina who will show you that when Jana who were hosting a surah who will hook butcher it Oh, loco summit mahalo one Mira was this mechanic guru who was so Likud Subaru Whoa, whoa, Juliet and Hara who foot you had a swappa who was struggling with that so Navajo was your enough medical fee medical model your own? Well then medically was Iran was sahibabad Eden was how has Inomata Ramanan McHattie bone with fidelity are here on Mushara. So he's going to strike the similitude of a city. So he says when

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the essence of the human being

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He was in fact a microcosm as it as was aforementioned he says it can be looked at like a city whose whose whose the building of which was masterful. Its

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its buildings were erected. Well, it is guarded by

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a, a wall surrounded. So it's surrounded by a wall like these are medieval towns because there was so much

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fear of invasion in most countries. So cities were built usually, like if you go too fast today, there's still a wall around if you go to a robot, there's still a wall around the Old City because they were fortified either from foreign invasion or from people within the countries that wanted to

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to challenge the rulers for whatever reason. So he's saying that they with fortified walls, hooked the Cerrado, and and it's it's it's STS we're, we're we're set out laid out design. Well, Christina and mahalo. And then it's different neighborhoods were divided.

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And then the, the, the, its homes were inhabited with with residents. And its pathways and byways were laid out.

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And its rivers were also

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set to flow. And it's marketplaces were opened, and its craftsmen were preoccupied. And there was placed in it a strategic king, a king, that that is more dubare Like he's taking care of the affairs of the city.

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And the king has a minister

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and he also has

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the the person like who's in charge of communication.

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And then he has

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the, like the

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Mahabharat the people that are getting the news and everything for him. And then he also has the treasurer and he's got a dragon which is from Arabic Tara man the same dragon in English which means translator is from Tojo man

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and in that city are good people and bad people. So this is his analogy for the human being so now he's going to tell us what each one of these are for Sunette haha he had over seven so the the crafts people are the seven faculties

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ality you Padula algebra one massacre? What Hobbema? What death? Yeah, when Nam Yeah. What are the one more sobre? So these, these faculties go back to?

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There's two ways to understand them. One is in relationship to the actual physical body. So you have

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the jadie by would be the assimilative. Right? It's what it's, it's what when you take in food, for instance, it's what is pulling the food. The messika is the retentive faculty. So it's what retains the good of the food. The Halima is the digestive the death yet is the extra Kotori. So it's excreting what's what's not useful? The Nambia is the growth. So it will read it will build from the materials, it will actually build. What's necessary. The VA the is, is the

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is the

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nutritive so it's it's what is going to take the nutrients in order to engender the energy that one needs. And then the most Solara is the intellectual faculty. So these are that's one the second level is that each one of these also has

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that's in relation to the body they also have in relation to the Sol, sol Sol Sol, they're both you can look at them from from a bodily perspective, you can look at them from the soul from the protectors perspective of the soul, the JAD, the BA, which has you know, in this traditional, I mean this comes out of a, a well studied tradition. So the jazzy BA has the Porsche here and the PowerShell PA, the JD ba so the poor shall we are those things that we have the appetites that we have and then the shell P are the things we desire. Like if it's if it's sound, if you desire good things like knowledge and upright behavior and things like that. It's also called POA newswire.

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Yeah.

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And then you have the the

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the

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Um The Massey ca which is, you know, what the soul retains from its experiences and from its knowledge and things like that that's useful and then it has the

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the Hobbema you know what, how it digests it how it uses it and then the death yet what it rejects. So the Philadelphia is related to the poor how the via because you have not on Masada. Why would y'all been masala so the Cobra jazzy BA is for the gel been Masilela. The, the the, the assimilative the one that desires usually it's, it's trying to bring something to itself that has the the bullet, shall we and then the pull of how the via is related. The concupiscent soul is related to the jazzy BA and then the irascible soul is related to the gaff. Yeah because it repels what's harmful to the human being

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and then the the Nambia is butterfly Hamza ca it's what it's what enables the soul to grow and then the

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HA the is what's beneficial for the soul you had the soul the prophets Allah said um said

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about the

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the wetness he said, Yeah, c'mon hum. For inner had to read the Be careful about the an unintelligent wet nurse. Because she's giving more than just the food like it's going to affect the intellect as well. And it said that for her to Dino Rossi is the one of the servants who wasn't very bright, cycled him he was crying was and so she just took him and cycled him.

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And his father found out he was furious. So he knew this story of Hamlet. So whenever he would forget, somebody would say, mussels and mortar that that was from the time

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I had the took some milk from that

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Dollard.

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So those are the those are the seven. So those are the credit he's he's, he's basically using them as an analogy for the craftsman. Because they're the ones that do the work in the city that give that do all the things that are necessary for the city to run. Well, medical alotta

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woman, a woman a fellow, so the king is the heart. And the source of that as the king is the intelligence. And the source of that is the heart. So don't go to malaria could only be heard they have hearts, but they don't think with them. They don't reason with them. So and that's why the heart is also it's Imam Al Ghazali. And others talk about that the heart is like a city that you know, there's two kings fighting for it. So if the if the king of light gets in than it has in Sharra hides, it has all this opening, but if the Dark One gets in, then it becomes dark. So and then he says the Minister is the poem of Akira. So the cool morphic era is, this is basically the

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cognitive faculty of the human being. And so the minister, he he's the one that that really does a lot of the work of the king. And that's why he's called was easier because yeah, middle Eleazar al Malik, he, he bears the burdens of the king. And so like you have that so, you know, the President has the Vice President, the Vice President is up doing most of that work. Right.

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So So you always have

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your faculty there, but then you need you're the one that helps you with that was gonna hold us on that. He says that this is in the midbrain, which today probably would it would be seen as the more the neocortex so it's actually the, the midbrain is more

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emotion will bury their own water Hajela almost kind of homeopathic Dimov. So, and then he says the imaginative faculty. So this is, this is the imagination because you had to pull one without get out for what and what hierarchical will have with who they cannot go. And why Hema, these are these are faculties that the mind was divided into. So then he says, of hombre bar and how salams was kind of an alcohol Hamsa so the the ones that get the news, like the spies for the they're the five senses. So they and they're related to these five sensory organs that God's given us. And then the treasure is that oh well. Hafizullah This is the faculty of memory. Well, Miss Kendall

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Ah Hallford Dima, and that's accurate. Now we know that cerebellum is where the memory is located. It also is, if you look at, it's in the shape of a cashew. And for for those who are interested, there's a very interesting book by Scott Buchanan it's worth reading called the doctrine of signatures, which is the philosophy of and it was very well developed in the Ottoman Empire. The physicians of the Ottomans gave a lot of consideration to this. So the doctrine of signatures is that God puts in the world his signature on things to indicate to us so very often read for instance, is debt means danger in the natural world, if you see like a spider with red on it. Yeah,

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bad snake was red on it bad.

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And poison is often also red. So Deadly Nightshade.

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Lot of berries, these red berries are poisonous, but you have things like carrots, which are good for the eye. So if you cut a carrot, and look at it, it looks like an iris. So that's a signature, the kidney bean would be good for kidneys.

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The cauliflower would be good for tumors. Walnuts are literally in a in a skull and look like the brain, the right and left side of the brain, right with a corpus callosum between the two. So that was a traditional belief. So cashews were considered good for memory. So they look almost identical to the part of the brain that where the memory is any mom's guilty actually said the cashews helped him he had a phenomenal memory. And he said he ate a lot of cash. So although in,

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in Titan demon with the alum,

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he tells us that one of the benefits for memory is 21 Read raisins,

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which I think is just the exercise of remembering to do that every morning. Right? So because because people if you try it, it's actually an I, I've tried it. I've tried many memory things from these books. But if you do that, you'll you'll have a hard time remembering, like to get 21 Read raisins every morning. So

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and then he says the torture man is the cover Nautica. So the translator is is the is the faculty the rational faculty, the ability to produce language while added to a lesson and its tool as the tongue would catch him ricotta cassava Bara Toad yet, and then the the the the cat tip, the one who writes for The King is the is the faculty of writing. And its tool is the hand and the pen obviously, was Sukanto halacha yawata sharar And so the residents of this city are both good residents and bad ones just like you have in any city, good people and bad people. Hopefully, the the good people outweigh the bad people but it can get to the point where there's more bad people

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and good people. I mean, there are places like that where you can't go because it's it's so bad. I mean, it's terrible some some of the places right now where there's just so many people that are thieves or murderers or rapists

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and that often happens after war breaks down. So then he says

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that hill over the team in Hull Acropolis Jumeirah with the Bihar so these are the faculties that from them come good character beautiful behavior and bad character ugly behavior, but come out and try either to well now assassin NASA WBCSD later Anna Surah Lilla. Allah He had already come out over here. So now he's going to was really interesting because what he's going to do is he's using as he's taking these things that we understand at one level, from the Hadith and from the Quran, but he's going to apply them to the microcosm. So he's going to say, these meanings also apply to you. Like, you know, Rumi said when you read about Pharaoh in the Quran, don't don't see Pharaoh as some

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historical figures, see the pharaoh in yourself, like see the pharaoh in yourself. So he's gonna use this. So now he says that if the governor is a good governor, once he takes command, and he

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he basically governs the people with the with with God's government, see acity law.

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He will become the shade of God in the earth just as it has been related from the prophesy Sam

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governmental authority is the shade of God in the earth. And then it will be incumbent upon everyone was about another Kapha to fire to everyone. It's incumbent upon them to obey him. Come on God Allah to Anna, wealthy Allah Allah Hawa the Rasul Allah will only lamrim income, obey God and obey the messenger, and those put in, in power over you. So the amount of the prophesy said there was no word for government in the time of the Prophet. He didn't use any of the terms that later came to terms. He called it how the Ummah, so in the early period, it's always called hostile armor learner of the hostile armor. And the bass is actually in their, in their writings. That's what they called it, it

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was the sorry, the omegas it was the bastards that introduced the state. And we it's ironic because the meaning that the ambassador intended was not state. It was revolution.

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Because dolla means to revolve Dolla dolla you do right medalla Dawa Youdao widow muda target I am new Tao we don't have any and as we move it amongst the people, in other words, it revolves. And so the Dhola of the ambassadors was called a dolet and Mubaraka, the blesseth revolution.

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The ambassador, the omae, it's called at Havel Amar.

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That was what they could be based on the prophetic tradition. So now dolla means state, but state in Latin is the opposite of Dola. State is what's fixed, what doesn't change.

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Its status like status quo. So the state is fixed. The dolla is the idea in Kuwait, to this day, over the when you go into the, the palace of the Kuwaiti ruler, it says, No dama the lady come I was at the lake. Like they put that over there. As a reminder, if it had been continuous for the ones before you, it would have never reached you. In other words, it's a delta and the Hakim, one of the beauties of the pre modern world. I mean, this is an I think some of them are some rulers still have this certainly the like the Kings, if you look at King, Mohammed or king, Abdullah, the people that come out of these Monaco cold traditions that are aware, they have their children and but most

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rulers don't think about these things anymore, they think they're getting power forever. Right? So so when I was in the the I got a tour by Baroness Dean in England, she's one of the the,

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the people in the House of Lords, because they have elected lords and they are appointed by the government. And then they have Lords that are inherit the position.

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So I, she took me with a group, we went into the throne room, and there was this amazing clock that was given by the French king, to the English king of a few 100 years old. But it had the Grim Reaper on the top of the clock.

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And that wasn't a morbid thing. That was a reminder of the nature of time. And if you look at a lot of the the early because every city used to have these sundials. And on the sundials, they would have these Latin phrases like carpe diem, seize the day, or you will be seized in one of these in one of these hours. So people this is what they call moment. momenti more I write, it's a reminder of death. And it's something that pre modern peoples, they had reminders of death around them, they want it to be reminded of death, because they didn't want to waste time. They wanted their their lives to mean something. And so they had reminders of death. And that's why, you know, they had,

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like skeletons

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to remind them, Dr. Cleary in his office had a skeleton. I mean, not a big one, but a small one, but was on his desk. Right? It's a reminder that we're we're going to die and and and to be aware of that is really important. So

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So, so then he says,

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So obey Alon obey the ruler,

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and the messenger and the ruler, those ool Amory mancom that's how I got to that how the armor or Connecticut medical journal and Appaloosa isn't was about a secular war and to do so when the reason becomes the governor then it's it's an obligation on the rest of the faculties to obey it to obey reason. Your call will have to be your cover shall we? All these different faculties should obey reason will come out and Allah to Allah Jana NASA Mustafa 18 come a number hello to Allah alleviate poverty or a foreigner but other

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convoke then the Russia Italy, Turkey, the bada bada boom Bada and so Korea. So, Allah says we have made you motif how we tune. So in other words to FAU words

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is is you know these these differences in degrees and otherwise so hierarchy is a type of tough out

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some people you have to fall with your food to feed che he surpasses this person surpasses that person in his studies he studies more he gets up earlier. So there's always tough out and part of the the modern world is this idea of leveling. This is something that was identified early on by people like Kierkegaard that they wanted to level everything to make everything mediocre. So buildings are no longer if you look at modern buildings, there's nothing that really distinguishes them from other buildings. In the past, they were concerned about the aesthetic qualities now it's functional, everything's functional. So so this is so he says that this too fell out amongst people,

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you know, this differing in degrees is indicated by Allah's word like that we raise some of you over others you could interpret that we privileged some of you over others. Right.

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Daraa Jats by degrees, Lea Takeda Barbone Baba, so Korea. So what's really interesting about so Huria, right with a lumma Silveria with a Kasara is to exploit you, if it had cypria it would be but So Korea is to use to gain benefit from another. Right? But so Korea can easily become sick Korea. And this is where you get the problem in hierarchical cultures. And this is why like the communists, because of all the abuse, they easily convinced those people that are being exploited,

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that oh, these are evil doers we need to get rid of them and overthrow them. And this all comes from from bad see Assa from bad governance that people aren't. When you're in a position when you're in a privileged position.

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What are you going to do with your privilege? Are you going to use it as a source of abuse? Or are you going to use it for the betterment of what's around you, which includes bettering your society, not just bettering yourself, or bettering your family, but bettering the society doing things that are useful. So this is really important because it's so antithetical now to the modern world view.

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Where they disdain outwardly I mean, you have all these Marxists right here, living in $2 million homes and things like that, and then they vote for, like Marxists. But but then when the criminals start encroaching, right, that's a nice word encroachment, when they start encroaching on them suddenly, like, over in San Francisco, you know, when the billionaire gets stabbed, Oh, I better do something about crime. Right? That's when the concern comes when the billionaire gets stabbed. Because suddenly, it's affecting them. I mean, I, if you watch some of these people, that, that are really disturbed about what's happening in academia right now. Because you have all these teachers

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that are shocked by these students that are literally protesting in their classrooms. And they're so obtuse because they, they're not even aware that that they created those students, that and that's what just asked you, that's why the demons are the possess is such an important book to read, because that's what he shows, you know, he's got this idiot, who step on who he's just a complete idiot, who has trained these kids that now have become kneelers. And when they turn on, on the society, he can understand it, he created them, You created all these Neil iStick, relativistic kids that don't recognize any type of authority, you destroyed authority, by saying there's no such thing

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as authority, and then they become more susceptible to etiology than anybody else. Because the worst type of authority is the tyranny of an ideology.

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That is the worst type of authority is the tyranny of an ideology. And that's what happens they take on these ideologies, that that are then like, as Dostoevsky pointed out, they're really demons that have possessed them, the ideas are the demons.

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So you have all these people now out there, doing all these crazy things in the name of their ideological tyranny, the tyranny over their mind because they can't even think they've ever been taught to think

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or to really question they think they're questioning but they're not.

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So this is this is a really important point that he's making and so then he says well Kinetica Jana, Kuba nefs moto Vita and in the same way in your own selves will be on fusi calm about atoms zero in your own selves. There are different faculties that have degrees in your own self.

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Well Jana min min Hockley Cooley ye that's an antique gonna die that and he saw Bonnie my folk Aha. And so God has made it so that that there's that min hectically wider than that it's it's the duty of every single one of the faculties and takuna DockAtot and Fiso taneema FOCA to be subservient to the faculty that is above it.

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Like this is what he's saying that in yours. Just like in society, you want children that are obedient to their parents. You want students that are are that show respect to their elders. Respect to their elders with sometimes would mean obedience, obedience when it's appropriate. It doesn't mean you can't question things. You should if you have an intelligent or an adult, but there's still decorum. There's still decorum. And so so so then he says, one with the Amira, tena Adam and Madonna and to be in command of what is beneath it in that faculty, what is subservient to it for hyperco Shall we take on Tamera Tanya?

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So it is the duty of the appetites, faculty to be subservient to the irascible faculty, the COVID of other via, right so in other words, the genitals in the stomach should be subservient to the thermos, the spirited nature of the chest, the heart. Well, how cool would that be? And to Hakuna Matata Nicola Ankita and it's the duty of the irascible soul to be in obedience to the rational soul to the rational faculty. Well, hyperco an alkene and economists dudleya 10 B Nora Cherie, and it is the duty of the rational faculty to to be illuminated by the light of the of sacred law one more time at attendee Murasame yHI. And in obedience to its dictates at the Tesira hottie and ova matava

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harriton red Amata ad yet and so that these they're working in common cause these faculties now are working in common cause they're not in opposition to one another. They're working to help one another. Mottola Hara come up on a low to Anna one Zaton Emma, if you still do to him, and then the one and add a pseudonym with a cavity. So he uses this is symbolic. It's a beautiful symbol of the idea of in paradise, when all of the resentment is removed from the hearts they sit, as in a fraternity on, on chairs facing on, on couches facing one another. So what he's saying is that when when, when you are properly ordered, when when your soul is properly ordered, then these faculties

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will be in fraternity there'll be helping one another, not hindering one another. And then he says will come out I am Falco Ashara, Anna miniato, Bowman and Adam and facade. You can never be without a world that doesn't have evil doers that want to introduce corruption and trouble into the world

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where you add to an IPR and they will oppose the virtuous come up on a low to Anoka dyadic agenda of equally Arya 10 a cabin on wood uremia dem Coffea. Just like that we put in every city, the big criminals plodding away in it. So every city you use the see their clubs, when you come into the city, I'm just kidding.

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Like, Freemasons

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so he says that they're in every city, Allah says they're plotting away the evildoers.

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Wakata Subhana wa Kinetica Jana Lee Colleen Abby, and I do want to share our pain at NC widgeon. And like that we made for every prophet, an enemy of human and spirit demons. So the the demonic realm is both human and spirit and the human demons are worse because they're in alliance with the demonic, round the principalities of darkness in high places that Romans talks about.

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You know, our war war is not a war of flesh and blood but principalities of darkness, right? of powers in high places. So that's who that's who is opposed to us. They're opposed to right

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He says in every time in place, and they will introduce facade, and so corruption and there you can see it now what they're doing. It's amazing how they're turning everything upside down. Just look around you what's happening. This is not normal, but it's because they have lost any religious grounding for their civilization. And once you lose religious grounding, if bliss is there to provide all the alternatives

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he's there to provide all the alternatives

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because it's revelation that roots of people in reality and once you lose revelation, it's howa is what routes them in falsehood and illusion

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so we'll cadaveric if enough since and so just like you have these evil doers in every city you have in the human being that Cohen ready atone mental how're you have these low faculties? These foul faculties? Was Shaohua well Hassard envy wattlebird facade and they're seeking corruption and trouble what to add in Accra will flicker and they will oppose reason and intelligence deliberation will come on No, no. Yes, you were otherworldly. And your tibia and haka Well, I used to heal Assura Well, I Tammy the home come up out at the U haul. I'm gonna let

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him in dunican will come up out Allahu Allah, you hold Adina and Allah tetrahedrally Who don't know. Surah Olia while the HOMO odia over

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whelming you to alarming convert in the home in home, in a lot of volume in order to add when one home when a home Vemma and Zillow were added to a home without a home of Tina Rocha.

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Dima and Zillow headache, fin to a low phantom Annamma unit, the low and you'll see the body that will be him. We're in cathedra men and as you as you're gone, so he says, just like the the governor has to follow the truth and should not listen to the evildoers in his kingdom, nor rely upon them, just as Allah has said, Oh, you believe do not take as a as an inner counsel. Those who don't want good. And Allah says, Oh, you who believe do not take the Jews or the Christians as allies, right? This is sometimes wrongly translated as friends, it means protecting allies, the wealthy is the one who protects and so don't take them as because they're protecting fenders, friends, one of another

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like the Christians protect the Jews. So but they they don't, they won't they don't protect the Muslims.

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So this is this is really to Muslim governments, and things like that, that you it's like when you, you know, went when Lawrence went to Arabia and convinced the Shetty of Mecca that the British wanted to establish a,

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an Arab state for them. But they had one condition just help us get rid of your brothers, the Ottomans.

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And so they allied with them that with the British, and in the end, it was all allied, they never planned on giving them any state, they just use them. And so that was a warning that had they listened to this verse, that that wouldn't have happened, they would have never blown up the railway because they couldn't defeat the Basha. In Medina, he protected the city but what they did, they ended up blowing up the railroad, so they couldn't get the, the, the help from them. So then he says,

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This chapter is very important chapter.

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So then he says

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that you should judge with what God has revealed to you and don't. So then he says, Whoever takes them as allies is from them.

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And and Allah does not guide wrongdoing folk. So, then he says, to to, to judge by what has been revealed you and do not follow your passions. And beware of them.

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That because they will seduce you into leaving some of what God has revealed to you. And if you turn away, no

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underwear, you read the law and you'll see ABA

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and you'll see bombI baldy the Nubian that God will afflict them with some of what their sins have wrought when Nicotiana men and as enough as it won't and many people are profligate are people that are outside of virtue.

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And he says the same with the intelligence and with your your,

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your thinking should not rely upon these lower faculties. Don't think with your stomach, don't think with your genitals

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As we you know, there's been presidents that that's what they were thinking with

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you know, and then they end up

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just becoming completely compromised because they're they're, they're Abdullah Hawa

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will come out and Yeji boo unknowledgeable and Awadhi and yada yada yada and Muslimeen

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come up out of town to do the hummus top to bottom woman rebuttal fail tour he gonna be here I do Allah He want to do welcome. Okay, that gives you an anchor the NUJ that how the inner Hawaiian Illa be derogatory account and abuse Eliza will be the fifth of the month. Guten abogado, Illa Haman and Hawa the Matera kowtow to Anna of RR minute hada many tell her that you know Hawa will come up will come out and minister with that idea Shabana and Sal who the Corolla, come up Allah Allah Allah stick with that name Michelle banner for Anselm the Corolla because it could happen at the start with Andy and haha. So just as the governor must fight the enemies of the Muslims the ruler

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and Allah says in the Quran, prepare for them what you're able to have Goolwa its neck era, oh, what all types of power intellectual power, military power, economic power, right woman that he bought them. And those things necessary for war preparation, like countries have defense budgets for that reason. So read about that hail is has that meaning. And the Prophet said Allah, we're here rehmeyer Cova is the reminder, which is basically now it's rockets. Right? I mean, in his time, it was arrows, but reminders the ability to shoot from a distance. So guns are a type of reminder.

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So then it's totally gonna be here I do Allah who will come. So they you know, they translate that as to tear it put tear, but it means deter. And if you look at the root, the Latin root of deter it's de terre right out of fear. That's what a deterrent is. That's why having a strong military budget deters people from attacking you, out of fear. So that's, that's a really important distinction. totally gonna be I do Allah, the welcome. So unlike that the intelligence has to fight his passion, because the passion is one of the enemies of God. And the proof of that is the prophesy. Sam said nothing is worshipped on the earth more odious to God than passion howa all the

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desires, the low desires, and then Allah says, Have they not seen the one who took as a god his desires

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come out in two minutes, and just as Siobhan to what if Siobhan takes control of a human being, he makes that human being forget the remembrance of God, Allah subhana wa Tada says, the stack with a machete on her foot and sell him the Corolla, Siobhan took over, and they forgot the remembrance of God. And that's why there's so much demonic influence in our culture now, because God is not remembered. The churches are empty. People don't remember God. They don't even say grace people you say grace when they ate, we have the Hadith of the fat chiffon and the skinny chiffon. If you don't bless the food you eat, you're empowering your chef on giving caloric strength in the unseen realm.

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But come on, I know you've wondered why and you Sanam. adhia Who? Either lemmya quaterly come up out of love to unknowing Jana who to send me Ferdinando This is very interesting. So he's also the governor has to make peace with his enemies if he's not capable of fighting them. So that's a smart ruler, like the vegans of Bhopal, right. These were women that ruled the Indian state of Bhopal when they had the Sepoy rebellion, the only Muslim group they didn't have any casualties were in Bhopal, because the Begum there did not permit the scholars to support the rebellion, because she said that the British were too strong.

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So she it was out of her wisdom that she did that. And they're really interesting those women that ruled Bhopal there I see pictures of the, one of the bedrooms when the viceroy of England came, she was in full pagoda, and she's meeting the what she had ministers and she ruled the country she was very,

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very adept at what she was doing. So so so.

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So then he says, you know that Allah says if they inclined towards peace you should inclined towards peace. And not what Allah yar Can I am not too inclined towards them. When Salamone even if you're at peace with them, don't rely on them. Come on God Allah Allah Allah Turkana whoo Illa Allah de Navarra mo

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For the most common nor do not rely on those who are wrongdoers, because you will be afflicted by the fire the further is suburbia, so it will cause you to, because you do that, it will cause you to be afflicted by the fire. Okay, that gives you why then Auckland, New Simon Jarrar, then Owen FC, either ages and also, the intelligent person has to work with his self. Also, there's a kind of,

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you know, masala, like a

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peace treaty between these faculties if he's not capable, what a layer kind of area, he's gonna go into detail about that. But I think I'm being told the time is up. So I'm going to stop there. But the next section is very, very interesting. So

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because he's going to give an analogy of how to, to get out of

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being a victim of your own self, because most people really are victims of their own selves. So any, any questions?

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Mossad?

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So, I had a question on the last class, you mentioned about how it's always better to get closer to your Lord through His Son, rather than through trials. And there's also the idea that,

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you know, it's, God will like if you fail to get to God, through His son, and he will bring you to him through trial. And so just wondering, how do we reconcile that with the idea, the idea that the prophets are all the prophets, the apostles, the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the other valleys? They go through the hardest trials, and the principle that God loves those whom he trials? Right, well, they're not mutually contradictory. Like, when you're in a good state, you should be because people tend to forget God, when they're in good states. So what he's saying is, is that when you're in a good state, that's when you should be the prophesizing was always with God. So whether it

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whether he's in tribulation, or whether he's in in, in in NEMA blessings, he's with God. Whereas a lot of people forget God when things are going well. And the Quran has many verses about that. They forget God when things are going well. So the Sahaba said, they were they, the times of tribulation, they always felt secure in them because they knew that blessings were coming. Whereas when they were in blessings, they felt less secure, because they knew tribulation followed it. But the point is, when you're in the blessing, is to be aware of it. Right? In front of inanimate and Varaha in and Milesi to zero net them if you're in blessing, guarded, because, and that's why you know, men, men,

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men, men, Shakira, and Emma Hall, pay Jada Kalia. You know, one woman named Josh Karela near me to Allah daddy. So area that if you're not grateful, when you have the blessings, then you're exposing them to losing the blessing. So the tribulations I mean, dunya as a daughter of Bella, but there's always blessings in that there's always the sun, even in the blessings, even in the tribulations. There's so there's always so I mean, even bass said in every tribulation, there's three blessings that you should be aware of.

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It could be worse than what it is. Somebody loses a hand they could have lost both hands, they lose an eye they could have lost both eyes. Right? That it's

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it's in your dunya it's in your worldly matters and not in your religious matters because that's the real tribulation is in is in the deen that I've been at that situation and we'll see button Fe D Nina. In other words, we know we're gonna have Messiah in the dunya but don't make it in our deen make it in our dunya if you're gonna give us those tribulation and then the third one is that it's in this world and not in the next world because the real calamities are in the next world so the you know what he meant by that Muslim your god

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it Allah He said when he said I said empty and he's just saying that if if the sun doesn't bring you to God, just know that you're gonna be brought to God with tribulations. You're going to be brought to God. So so but there's always tribulations Is that Is that clear?

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So

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in the chapter that we just covered, the author, a member of the was finding law he

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has a specific order. He says, you know, booyah, shall we and then it's time to the pool hall lobby and then go to the

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pool IP law. So what is the he doesn't go into detail as to the reasoning as to why the show who is specifically

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supposed to be obeying. Oh, good point. Yeah. So what is the reasoning? The reasoning behind that because if we go if we look at it from Durrell Mufasa will Jellybean masala

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dot Alma Fassett Mercado manager Alvin masala so, so you have to you always ward off harm, you would you would ward off harm before you would accrue benefit. So the purpose of the shower is to accrue benefit. The purpose of the power of other via is to ward off harm. And so whenever the publisher who is going to do its appetite is going to harm the person it has to obey the faculty that protects the person from harm. Got it?

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Was good question.

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Go ahead, sister. Sorry. I'm looking over here. So I'm not ignoring you guys. Sorry.

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Could you just repeat the saying that she said load dama Laker? Uh, yeah, no, damn, Erica lemon. Llama was sort of like, you know, had it had it had it? Had it continued, you know, had it had a permanence for those before you would not have reached you? Yeah.

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It's a famous it was I think from one of the key lifts in, you know, 1000 years ago. So the Kuwaiti ruler had, I don't know which one had he had it put on there. As a reminder, which is good. It's momentum, momentum more I

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thought that day.

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Yesterday, you mentioned, the intellect relates to the salvific path and the path of sanctification. And you said that the path of sanctification is an arduous path. So I was wondering if there's a connection between taking on that path and, you know, sort of in the traditional world, people went through these rites of passages, and they had like, an inner sciatic moments. So maybe there was a connection between the two. I mean, traditionally, that people would would, you know, find a teacher who was somebody who had done that journey, and, and was in a, in a,

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in a position to help that person on their path. And those traditionally, they were, they were the scholars who acted according to their knowledge. They had they had

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Tapi, you know, the Mohawk a cone.

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So, in these latter days that were in, you know, I mean, by, by the ninth century already, scholars were bemoaning the fact that these people didn't really exist anymore.

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Xerox called it cabrita. Rama is sometimes what is called the Red sulfur, which was the alchemist

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material that transmutes lead into gold, like the, in other words, your your toxic soul, that that person would help you. They were a spiritual Alchemist who would transmit help you transmute your soul from a toxic state to a purified state.

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Amazon Rock says, Well, hold on that don't

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these people. So the best thing is just to find good good teachers that that are,

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you know, humble and have learned, hopefully, in you know, in chains as well. It's not an absolute requisite,

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you know, seal dimensions that

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as long as they're qualified to be teaching.

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And then, you know, the signs are pretty clear, they should follow one of the right you got hit schools

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and then not have any bid.

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Now, who determines what that is? Well, hopefully, it's the schools that do that. So part of the problem now is that we have,

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you know, there's been a breakdown of all these things. So we're in at a time of what they call enemy in sociology, and this is a time where things have broken down. And so it's very difficult for people and a lot of people are grappling but in these latter days, the prophesy Saddam said that there would be a lot of leniency. If you adhere to 1/10 of what the Prophet brought, then you'll you'll be saved. Whereas the Sahaba had to follow all all of it.

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And that's not to say, you know, any compromise on the foundational things like the five pillars that's not in any way. But in other words, you know, these are difficult times and the Prophet SAW I sent him said about his one, he said, a whiny, he was like yearning for his brothers and sisters misunderstood in, in the language of the Arabs.

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And they asked him who they were. And he said, there'll be people that come towards the latter days. He said they would do anything if they could see me. And then he's any he said, they will have the reward of 50 people and they said, 50 to us, and he said, Yes. And he said, how they couldn't understand. They said, how is that and he said, Let them at one on Aloe hair. What they said to him at one, you have lots of helpers. In other words, the whole society is facilitating. And when I lived in West Africa, everybody prayed to hajj it was just normal. Like the whole, the whole village, you heard people reciting Quran at three, four in the morning, every morning. So that, that

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that to grow up in a society like that, it's, it's facilitating for you. But if you're living in a society where everything is distracting you from God, and yet you're doing your best to remain present with God, your reward is going to be inshallah it'll be immense. So So, I mean, I, I've told this story before, but it was a very profound for me, it really had an impact on me were with the stewardess, I was with Muhammad, Allah, the the Kuwaiti intellectual. He's brilliant Kuwaiti man, and we were flying together. And, and there was a

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stewardess.

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And

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I can't remember how they came up, but

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he asked her about,

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about how she felt about having to serve wine.

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And she said, I always serve it with my left hand.

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You know, I mean, I don't know, I just Allah's aura. hamara. He mean, she's, she's doing something to recognize this as an A Jessa.

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You know, and that that really had an impact on me just

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it's just a hard time for people.

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You know, and a lot of these people come from places where there's not a lot of you guys are so privileged, like the the privilege that we have in this country, and I'm talking about all the way down because poor people in this country are like rich people in places I've lived at.

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But we're a very spoiled people. Because people I mean, there's so many people that that their lives are, are dictated by circumstances that are so beyond the pale of what we can imagine in terms of hardship, because we haven't experienced those things.

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These most of us, I mean, for a dune has for a dune, you know, I mean, he was a refugee of a war. They crossed the border fleeing Afghanistan into Persia, he had to, you know, and he comes from a very demonic entity family, these were the notables of Afghanistan are one of the aristocratic families of Afghanistan, descendants of atmosphere Hindi, descendants of all model Farrokh. But they lost everything.

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And had to come and then they come to America.

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You know, so there's, there's a lot of people like that in this country that are immigrants, but people that grew up here, they don't know what that's like. You see people you don't know what they've been through.

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So I'm being asked to remind all of you about Ramadan giving, and also the 12k we really need people to sign up. We hope you just it's not much $1 a day, keep shift on away and

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yeah, online questions. Did some I think there was some before we go there. Did anybody hear? Yeah, go ahead.

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Somebody come last week, you mentioned people that are spiritually deluded on their spiritual state. And yesterday, we mentioned the idea of those who can't see can't hear.

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So can you please share some advice on what we can do to make sure we're not of those people?

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Well, I think all of us are gonna have blind spots. All of us are gonna have some levels of

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you know, delusion. I think it's part of the human condition.

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If the veils were lifted most of us as Imam Al Ghazali says, you know, if the veils were lifted, we would be wandering the forests

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Saying Subhan Allah

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you know we so there's a blessing in, in, in, in having, you know the veils that Allah has placed upon us but but we should ask Allah at least to you know Arenal Hakka Hakka was created by our he knew about data about the individual can HD NAB I mean, that's a really

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it's one of my favorite guys I actually was asked to write in a multifaith book on people's favorite prayers and I think that's the one that I put from the prophesies. And because it's such a comprehensive thing, to show me the truth is truth and then give me the ability to follow it because there's a lot of people that see the truth and they don't follow it. And show me falsehood as falsehood because a lot of people see falsehood as truth and give me the ability to to avoid it. So we just asked Allah and like I said, prayer on the prophet is a really powerful way. Have you had the enough's to do prayer on the Prophet sighs him to remember the prophesies and to try to

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implement take on soon and slowly but but take them on, try to do different sin and throughout your life, just add, you know, just add sunnah and try to keep them as prophetic practices, the occasional prayers that we just did. Those are really beautiful ways of just remembering God and they're not easy to practice. And as somebody who really does try to practice them as much as possible, that you forget, you know, you and sometimes you remember afterwards you forget, sometimes you go into the, the water closet, as

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they say, in Europe, you know, and forget to you know, put your left foot first and then say along Nozick Munna, hopefully we'll have it when you come out right foot first. I mean, those things, you know, are becoming mindful, right becoming a DACA. And they're really powerful ways of just becoming more present. And the more you do that, the closer you get to fall into some of the profit slice and the less delusional you're going to be.

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And that and I really believe that, you know, and then his compassion is really important because a lot of people have these outward Sunon and they don't have the inward sunnah, which is a big problem.

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Just to have the, the inward Sunon of humility and, and also chef, aka Rama. I mean, he's Ramadan, Lil al Amin, he's he's the mercy to all the worlds to the animal, the vegetable, the mineral, he was he's a mercy to all of the worlds

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online question.

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We've been talking about the intellect. But what about the heart? How does one know if they're acting based on their heart or their intellect? Well, I mean, it's a good question. They're, they're not the heart, in our tradition, is the intellect. So there's a pilaf about the where the heart, the intellect is centered, is it the brain that was all behind us opinion, the others that Imam said, it's actually the physical heart. We know now in neuroscience, that there are definitely connections between the brain and the heart. The heart is an amazing organ, the fact that it's independent of the central nervous system. I mean, it's quite amazing that it has this, you know, these organs have

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an independence that you can actually have an organ transplant, you can have somebody else's heart, and it will be functioning for you. And then there's the all or nothing, you know, the heart has this all or nothing law, right? It's either gone or going to go

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fire or, or won't, it's an all or nothing Oregon. So the intelligence of the heart is real stuff to Calbuco of token. And as you know, ask your heart, even if people give you Fatah, as your heart there's a real truth to heart intelligence. And a lot of people are cut off from their hearts

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what we would call like,

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there's a certain type of intelligence that is,

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you know, it's the intelligence of

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of somebody who would you know, what, when a scientist who when When, when, when they're, they develop the napalm bomb, you know, the napalm bomb? And then and then they find out oh, that the Vietcong are actually building ponds in their villages. So when the when the bombs come down, they can go into the water, because the napalm was diffused by water so it wouldn't burn them once they got into the water. So then they developed waterproof napalm,

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that that isn't that has nothing to do with the heart. But obviously, somebody had to think to be able to do that. So that's thought completely cut off from the heart, because no real human being could do that.

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They would resign.

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There's no human being that could do that. That's a demon that's shaped Bong ins that would do that. And the same with the neutron bomb neutron bomb was developed here, right down the road, and it was developed to kill all the Arabs and leave all their oil installations intact. So it's like a bomb that doesn't destroy any of the infrastructure. Anybody that could do that is a demon.

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aerial bombardment is demonic. The prophesizing would have never sanctioned anything like that. Isn't demonic,

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nondiscriminatory killing like that? I mean, battles or battles, but and that's why the Prophet said towards the latter days, he just said, break your swords and break your bows. When are you when, when are those going to be applied those Hadith, people just think the Prophet said them for no reason.

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I mean, I'll defend my house, but I don't know a nuclear war, I'd rather go with the first blast.

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I don't want to be around for that, for the aftermath. And these idiots. I mean, they're, they're walking into World War Three, because they're really not smart people.

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And I've been around enough of them to know that firsthand. They're not bright people.

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I mean, we had genius people, highly educated people that fell into World War One and two, these people are of a different.

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They're just not that bright.

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And you and you can, that's it for non Filipina, you can just tell when they speak. That's what you know, law says you'll know them by the subtext of their words.

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They can't even speak properly.

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And, you know, either to cut them Arrazola need to be in an automated way. Or if two people speak, you know, the veterinarian from the

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human physician.

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They saw what they say. So, you know, we, I mean, we should be praying, because it's crazy times. I mean, what's happening in Taiwan is very serious.

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And 90% of the most sophisticated chips in the world are made in Taiwan.

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You know, if Taiwan goes and they'll detonate all those factories, they're not gonna let the Chinese get those factories. They're trying to build the factories here, right now the chips, because they outsourced everything, and now they realize this is major security risk. So, you know, people people have to just really, you know, I mean, whatever comes comes, you know, it's, it's, it's all from God, and we have to accept that But humans,

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you know, humans, if they're not in this tradition,

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they're very dangerous.

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So

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so that, you know, for us, the heart and the intellect are, they're the same, the whole Illuminati of Kahuna beha, they have hearts, but they don't, they don't understand with them. So

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and obviously, it's not the physical heart, you know, I mean, the Prophet said that, just the model. So this model is there. Right? A lump of flesh. Either Salah Hassan, just do Kulu a deficit deficit will just allow heal. So if it's sound, the whole body of sound, if it's corrupt, the whole body's corrupt. So that's the physical heart but he was a gnat analogizing it to the spiritual heart, that if the spiritual heart is sound, then the soul is sound, if the spiritual heart is unsound, and this the soul is corrupt.

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So

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we have one more question says, How can one analyze oneself deeply without overthinking and following into OCD? Yeah, that's a that's, you know, Amazon Roque identified obsessive compulsive disorder.

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He said that was was,

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which is when people have doubts, a lot of self doubt. He said, it's either

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Jehovah's sunnah, or Habad and falaqa. It's either ignorance of the Sunnah. Like in wudu, you ignore was was in will do and in the prayer if you're what's called a molest with, which is somebody that has constant Westwater, you ignore it and you just do the baddie. So so that's the way you treat a kind of obsessive compulsive is to ignore it.

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But the

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I think, you know, humans, especially modern people, you know, overthink a lot. I think that earlier people like Modi Italians to me, very FITARA people, and I just noticed they just did not obsess about the self.

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You know, just I think

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Africans tend to be much more fit for people generally. And I think they see a lot of this as, I mean, they might not use the word but for want of a better word is just a kind of neuroses.

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You know, it's just people are too obsessed with themselves. And you need to get out of yourself. And the best way to do that is serve.

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You know, services really the Prophet said, say that poem had him home. The prophets. Eliza was a constant sermon, he was a servant prophet. He could have been a king prophet, but he chose to be a servant prophet. He was a servant prophet. He constantly served. So the light is no and and

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so I think people just need to get out of themselves more and not obsess about themselves. So much self loathing is not good. Make Toba, whatever you did. If you've been, you know, watching things you shouldn't have seen, like a lot of I know a lot of young people watching. Just stop and then make Toba and don't go back to it. And don't put yourself in a position where you're compromised. You know, put your computer in a in a place where everybody in the house can see it. Don't go on it when you're alone in your room if you if you can't control yourself. I mean, hopefully you can control yourself, but if you can't do things that protect you,

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and then just make Toba, Allah accepts Toba and don't obsess about Oh, did he accept it or not? We should believe that he accepts our Toba we shouldn't we shouldn't we should have a good opinion of our Lord.

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Bismillah just wanted to also announce to everyone that there will be class this Friday. So session seven will be this Friday at 5pm. And also the book club will be Sunday at 3pm Pacific time.

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Yeah, just

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Inshallah, I'm not gonna be able to finish the book. But what I am going to do, some of the chapters I think are less, they're all important, but some are less central to his thesis. So I am going to try to do those chapters and and do the last two chapters which are to me just incredible testimonies to the genius of the man but also the the beauty of our tradition.

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And so I I'm hoping to do that. That's why I added one on Friday. And if I don't get through what I want to I might add another one next week before the end of the thing all right. So Baraka love