Hamza Yusuf – Self-Knowledge Towards A Qur’anic Anthropology #02

Hamza Yusuf
AI: Summary © The segment discusses the origins of Islam, including its use of "aribo" as a way to be aware of one's behavior and avoid cultural norms that affect perception. It emphasizes the importance of understanding these norms for personal and professional purposes. The use of "has" in various cultural norms is also discussed, with a focus on its significance in shaping perception.
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim wa salam ala Anna Sina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa salam interestingly cathedra Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad even Rasulillah while he was happy woman when Al Hamdulillah Allah in Acetyl Co Ed my nephew and what kind of sandwich you found and could be done with supplement Allahumma nmma and found on Vancouver Island and I was in there in Morocco revisiting the enema. Allah hamdulillah first of all want to welcome our sister who just said shahada into our deen Al Hamdulillah. It's a great blessing. The heavens rejoice with people that

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declare God's unity and accept God's emissaries, the prophets Allah is so so all of them and our last and final Prophet, the Seal and the final messenger

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who brought his Deen for everybody is a universal religion, unlike all the other previous dispensations that came to different people at different times. Islam is uniquely the universal religion Dino FITARA, the Dean of FITARA. Allah is far too similar to RTC originator, so the filter is the original nature that we were created on. And the Prophet SAW I said, Cool Lumo Lu, then you'll do an ad Fatah. Every child is born on fitrah on this principle, nature, this inherent Aboriginal nature, which is that we inclined towards truth. Later on, he'll say in this book, a NASA

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an internal mothball on Allah and useless enough, so Oh, you see, that the human beings are, they can either rectify their souls or they can destroy their souls. So the filter is the the natural inclination towards goodness, if people have a natural inclination, but it doesn't mean that they're not. They don't have the obstacles of

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this nokta that exists in our hearts. The prophets I saw him said there's a seed in the heart. That's for darkness. And as you do sinfulness, that seed grows until the whole heart can become black. So we all of us have a propensity to

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based on this fallen nature that Allah has given us we have a propensity to make mistakes to error, but also to sin. And that's why the prophets Allah, Sam said, The Sahaba complained about their sinfulness. And he said, if you didn't sin, you'd be shaking hands with the angels on the streets.

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He said, But he said, Kulu come Hata own all of your centers will have that in a Taiwan but the best of the centers are those who repent from their sin. And that's all I was asking people to do really is, is just acknowledge their sinfulness and then get straight with Allah and struggle against their own natural dispensations. So this chapter in this book that we're reading by the great polymath exegesis Robert Esper Hani

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he, we don't know exactly when he died, but it was sometime in the early or mid fifth century of Hegira. He precedes him bizarrely by Mr. Maddock. Azad is born in 450. But the amount of Azadi benefited greatly from this scholar he knew was you know, his books.

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It said that he memorized that that era, which is one of probably his most famous book after the move for that, which is the book of the Quran. So, we went we did the first chapter and then also the different chapter headings and now this chapter which is called Babel Oh was so the Arabs called the chapter Bab the door so chapter is like a door into

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the book is like a house and each chapter is like a room so the you have Bab and so you're entering into the first door so Bob and Owen is not leave her to the insanity. NAFSA who is the knowledge Marisa of the human being of his own self or her own self or soul? So the NAFSA is one of these equivocal words in Arabic. Allah subhana wa Tada says about the ISA to animal mafiosi go

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to animal mafia she will I don't want my finances okay, you know what's in my naps, but I don't know what's in your knifes. So he attributed to Allah and naps and there it's the nurses is the essence the the the will also because not part of the novices will that yada yada you know, so you know what I'm intending? I don't know. Yours.

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So So knifes, which in Hebrew is nefesh

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And in Hebrew, it means blood, it means soul. And it's equivocal in Hebrew as well. So it can mean the good soul, it can also be the negative aspects of the soul.

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And for those, because I know some years studying these things,

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my mind is Moshe Ben Maamoun. And his delille hieronder guide to the Perplexed has a section on the nephesh explaining the nature of the nephesh in the Old Testament, so

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that the nafs is the rule. It's the it's the alcohol, it's the Sir, these are all considered synonyms. But they're looking at it from different perspectives. So the APA is that is that it's an immaterial thing. The intellect is immaterial, it's not material, it's immaterial. Consciousness is immaterial. So even though we experience through the vehicle of the sensory area, so we have these five senses, and that's how we come to know the world. But consciousness is a qualitative experience, not a quantitative experience. We can quantify things we see and experience, but we can't quantify experience itself. It's not something that you can measure. You can't measure your

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experience of red. You can measure the amount of redness in this carpet, we could measure it, but the experience of redness of the quality of the color redness you can is an immaterial thing. It doesn't have quantification. It's, it's qualitative. And so so the aka when it moves towards Michaelides, when it moves towards intelligible goals, it's called aka

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when and then it's called when it moves either towards

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BA or Marcia, the curve is Takala. It's something that yeah, it goes it goes up and down. It undulates. And then the rule is directed towards the spiritual matters. But the Soto Sarah who the SIR is that the refined it's sanctified? It's it's that essence that we have

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share from an Habib he says no out of it in Santa.

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LED that

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low out of it in Santa Pima to kalbi Kula Cooley Monterrey, the fatality, if if the human being only knew the value of its heart of the human heart, they would expand everything that it had, without any hesitation,

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it would expand everything it had, in order to save that that heart, while other can Insano lead that a serie de la Karana. And faster Horiuchi the ability and if the human being

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realized, the delight of its own secret, the spirit of the human being in the human heart, then every

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every breath that that exits us would be accompanied with a tear,

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a tear of joy. It was very interesting because Abra in Arabic, you see opera is is is from Alberta, you know about which means to cross this it's so when we know a biro when we speak, we're articulating what's in our hearts. So we take what's in our hearts, what's known to us, and we make it known to another so there's a terrible year. It's Maqbara is a bridge. So language is a bridge to take what's in your heart and known to you and and enable another to know it. That's what that's what

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VR is. And that's why the Ibri and RRB are related there every year and out of the year. So araba ribo NFC, he is

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Akbar in derivations. They're related araba and are Bara are related. So

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so the Ebro is the lesson that you discern from life, your your Ibra fat Habiru will absorb reflectively people who have muscle that can see things they can understand things that are taboo, yet will absorb so when you take their Ebro that's what the Ebro is the lesson when you discern the lessons of life as God gives you lessons because

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life will challenge you.

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Even Allah Allah he says Men lamb yoke bill out Allah He been Mala Mala Mala mia bella Allah Allah be malapa lesson, p de la he be set as an empty hand. If you do not direct yourself to God from all of the sand that God has shown you, then you will be driven to God

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Add in the chains of tribulation.

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So you're either in Enigma, or in nakoma you're either in PA or you're in Marcia, but from our perspective in our tradition, I mean, they're all Bella from Allah Nima Isabella, and blessing is a tribulation but so is hardship and difficulty there are also tribulations

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you have Ivanka in order Bella Oka, in order to to lighten the load of your tribulation

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is that

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beyond who subhanaw taala and Moogly like is the knowledge that he's the one testing you that will lighten the load of your tribulation. So so the Ebro once you get the emperor, the Abra happens. So the Kasara a very bra, you know, the inky Tsar the breaking down of the self through tribulations and trials and lessons from life gives the Fatah of Abra which is tears, the tears will start to flow.

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Either either, Taka libera.

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Salat Abra when when you get the lesson the tears will flow. So and they're either tears of joy or tears of remorse, you know, from from the foolishness of the human being. That's so my manufacturing sad enough. So

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the word in Arabic Madiba is from out of 34, the RF is the one who knows that we don't have a word a good word for it in English.

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To describe because the artist is different from Ireland. You know, the atom, an atom atom is an attribute of God out of is not an attribute of God. It's used rarely in the Hadith. But it's it's used much as it's not used God because Madiba is is MK Tessa it comes. It's acquired knowledge. It's not like it can be just, we just know things. There's certain things that are maloom like, you know, to is greater than what you don't know how you know that you just know that nobody taught you that you can't. You can't teach somebody that it's self evident. It's a priori knowledge. That's the

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malady that is something that comes over time. And so learning the manufacture incentive, so who is he's saying, now he's going to tell us what it is and why it's necessary. So he says, audited, who come out will mirror that when when in the books traditionally when they say it will come out January them in the philosophers,

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but it can mean sages, wise people that Hakeem is somebody who's wise, how come out means to judge come up means to master.

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So hikma is wisdom hokum is judgment. So you judge with wisdom, hopefully for nieces, with some kind of Prudential understanding. So when he says, bought at that hakama, he's talking about the why the people of wisdom,

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they have said, Oh, what am I so I'm in Santa Monica to NFC, the first thing that is necessary for the human being is to know himself or herself. And again, in San is neither male nor female. I mean, I'm going to use male pronouns, generally, because this is how we do it traditionally, in English. I mean, I know it's no longer politically correct to do that. But it makes things easier tap. I mean, in Arabic, you have that Quran with a current one. But in Arabic, you have things that are in the feminine form that are masculine, you have things that are in the masculine form that are feminine, like Allah is feminine form, but it means like a great scholar, I choose, I choose this old person,

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male or female, because when you get to a certain age,

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you were just Jews.

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So he says, We're gonna do a marathon and another time they said, Oh, what am I ready for to let Matt leave Atala he to Anna? That what? The first obligation is to know God to know Allah? What a Sabina had then an ODE anyone Alpha. There's no contradiction in these two statements. He's saying there is no contradiction between my defense Allah will not refer to nefs. And he's going to explain why.

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They in no manner, but already hydrocarbyl refer to nefs a wala min hazeh 30 will say naughty. So they met with the first one, when they said might've had two naps. The first from the perspective of the third TiVo scenario

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which is the the creativeness the wazoo, the existence of the human being, that we come into the world, the first thing we know, is ourselves in the world. This is this is where we begin. I'm here, you know, the Cartesian doubt began with that, right? Like he, he's, he started asking himself all these questions. And he got to the point where he said you, I think, therefore I am, like, I'm aware of myself. So that's the beginning of his pursuit.

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So, so then he says, Well, I know that already I have been hydrocarbon, Allah, He will Oh, what a man who is Shadow who will fall through the nomadic that Allah, He will have not an adequate Ashara for her. And they meant by the second, when they said, the knowledge of God, they meant that from the shut off, and the follow from the virtue, the stature, the honour,

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of that knowledge. So obviously, knowing God is a much more honorable and great thing than knowing oneself. That's his point. And so that's what they meant by those two different now he's going to go in to detail about, well, if he might've had enough, if the Latin, modern Kathira, in knowledge of the soul of the human soul of the self, is, is it the lat here, it can mean different things, you know, examination knowledge,

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it can be a study, but it's cognizance, there's a, there's an awareness of several things in knowing this. So once you know yourself, you become aware of all these other things. The first one I had to her, I know who he was, but he had, it was really insightful in an activity Radia. By knowing oneself, one can achieve knowledge of other than the self, because there's the self and the world. And on the one hand, we're not separate from the world. But on the other hand, our experience is separateness we experience the world as separate from ourselves. So we come into the world. And there's these these things. So a physicist will tell you well, there's really no separations, all

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atoms, and there's a field and it's just different,

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you know, different aspects of the same reality, right?

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But we experienced separateness, like I, I'm in my body, I'm an embodied being, you're all in your bodies, I see you, I see separate bodies, you have faces, they're the same faces, two eyes, a nose, mouth, all these things, but yet each one of us unique in your individuality. And so this is something is one of the miracles of God that he made on the planet. Now there's like 7 billion people, and every single one of them has their own unique set of

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fingerprints has their own unique face that even these computers, massive computers can do facial recognition and determine each one of these and yet we're all made up of the same basic constituents. So so that knowledge of the self will enable you to have a knowledge of the one jada jada called America. But if you are ignorant of your own soul, then you're ignorant of everything else. You're ignorant of everything else. And then he says Withania so that's the first with Danny and enough setting San Mesmer and module dad's

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the human being is the aggregate it's the junction of all existent things. Now this is something that was well understood in the pre modern world and modern people have really lost the knowledge of this. Imam Ali said taxi will enough second gentleman severe on OC Kuntala element at borrow you think yourself to be an insignificant thing and yet in you the whole cosmos exist.

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So he's saying, We are the measurement and module that come in number University. We're going to clarify this later. From an out of a half aka dolphin module that if you know your soul, you know all of existence would be that Apollo data Oh, what am your roofie fusi him? Maha Maha Samadhi Swati? What are the mama been Ohama in Erbil? Huck, what addendum was some were in a Kathira Mina NASCI ba ba Europe be him like if you don't, this is really interesting. One of the most extraordinary things about this man as a scholar

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is that he he basically

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will always substantiate what he says by a verse from the Quran and he has immense ability to to

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very creatively to pull meanings out of the Quran that are clearly there, but maybe most people would not have seen it. So he has this font here. So he says, Have they not reflected on themselves? And then my halacha Allah has similar to what God has not created the heavens and the earth. Why am I being a home?

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A level hug except with truth. So reflecting on yourselves is going to lead to a knowledge of the creation of the heavens and the earth.

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It's going to lead to a knowledge of the creation of the heaven on earth.

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And then he says,

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Allah subhanaw, taala, inner Kathira, Mina Naseby the European like half the room, and there are many, many people amongst humanity that are denying the meeting with their Lord, they're denying it. So look what he says here, too, and this insert are wrong. The Europeans very interesting can be an Anna Anna Hello Tada. burrawang fusuma Ara hoo ha, we're out of the maarif at ya FL module that Fanny How about the we're out of OB ha ha. That's a similarity with ARB. When Emma uncurl battle lady will yoga or a BM in lead utility to the kuti him V fusi. Him of your help is somehow with art, or Allah to Allah Cynulliad Aya Tina. So he says that this verse in Surah, Rome, is to call to our

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attention. The fact that had we reflected deeply, low to dobro. And for some head, they reflected on themselves to double in Arabic is a really amazing word. Because dubara is the end of something, it's the back of something. So to double is to go to, to get to the root of it to get to the cause, to get a variety, the Bruner or Anna, I'm Anna kuruva para, don't they think deeply about this Quran, don't they go to turn your back, you know, in the Quran, it talks about they will know about how they turn their backs. So that that is to get to the other side, like to Dunbar is to get to the other side, to penetrate something until you get to the end of it. And so he's saying, reflect

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deeply on the self, if they did, they would know them, they would know themselves. And they would know the mighty for of their selves and through that modifier of the self through that knowledge of the self, they would know the reality of all created things. They would know the reality of all created things Sani How about pizza

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Saniya WebAPI? Seven min and maculopathy of Edo Fannia. Right that also could of course, you know Maha via the webcam on, on what or what have you done it and funnily enough Tahoe there, those are the seven things that are there at Terminal in scholastic language, they have a beginning but they don't have an end. So he'll know in an understanding this he will penetrate the secrets of reality, what's permanent, and what's in permanent.

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And then he says, and they would not deny the resurrection, a lady who will leave our behind, which is the meeting with their Lord, inland utility, teff, Akuti, Humphrey and poziom. It's only because they have failed to think deeply about themselves. That is why they end up denying the resurrection. If they would contemplate deeply their own nature and their own selves, they would arrive at this knowledge, they will arrive at it. So and this is through God, God will enable them. And this is and then he says, Well, if he heard this, somehow it would, and they would understand the creativeness of the heavens and the earth. I mean, if you look, you know, the ancients thought that Heavens and

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Earth were eternal. They thought they were always here, that that was the view of Aristotle. That was the view of the philosophers, the prophets came along. They said, No, this is x and ELO came out of nothing. So the scientists of their time they denied. Now the scientists of our time, they say, Oh, it had a beginning.

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Right? This what they say now, so they confirm what the Prophet say. So the same thing that philosophers have in the ancient times, they denied the resurrection. But the prophet said, No, you're gonna be resurrected, you'll be recreated. And then the modern people they say, oh, there's no real resurrection and nothing after this. So we believe the prophets in the first one it turns out they were true, and that's why we should believe the prophets. They why would they lie to us? Why would they tell these stories? They're not like the royal lie of Socrates.

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There's there's no reason for them to tell these things. They're all inspired with the same truth. So then he says,

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Allah says St. Louis him i attina. Fill our fatty Wolfie unfussy him had to yet have a yellow homo and noble hawk

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and then the verse or what I'm, you know, adequately che and Shaheed, so we will show them Our signs. And this also very interesting that the Quran calls the verses, there's two books. There's the Kitab Ted weenie and Kitab a tech Queenie. So the book

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of the cosmos is a book to be read signs.

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The book of the cosmos has signs. But then there's the book of Revelation. So Allah has two books. He has the book of creation, which this is the ancient peoples. This was the revelation that many of the ancient peoples that Aboriginal peoples, these, this was their revelation and they saw the signs, like even native peoples here they believed in one god they had towhead

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if you go to Lakota people or the Pawnee people, the Shona, they believed in one God, they weren't Moshe recon, they didn't have idols. They believed in one God, they have different names for that God. The DNA, people have their name, the the Iroquois, people had their name, but they all believed in one God, but they're there. They're the book that they had was nature.

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That's what indicated to them.

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The one God behind the book of nature.

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So So he says, and really him, even as Eva says, the scene here, which normally means for future is, is is used, but it's, it will continue to be shown they've already there are things that have already been shown. So in other words, we will continue to show that's that's more what it means soluti him it now we will continue to show them Our signs in in the horizon. Now what is the horizon? What's a horizon?

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Yeah, so the horizon right is the edge of the but what is that? What? What's the what is happening at the horizon?

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What's happening at the horizon?

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It's the meeting place of the heavens in the earth. It's where the heavens in the earth meet. That's what the Horizon it's amazing that we have this dome and we don't think about we always think of the summer as over us, but the summer actually, we look at the horizon, we can see being the earth. So the alpha is the meeting place of the heavens and the earth. So we

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we are the meeting place of the heavens and the earth. A lot made us in place of the heavens and the earth. When Allah says

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in the field Harka sama what you will see Rafi al Cinetic como el when you come.

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In the field, Attica Athan la Alameen. Elderly mean,

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the hull of the sum of art and the orb in Bulaga is this is like back right? Where you where you take two opposites, the heavens in the earth, so sure, barely in the creation and the heavens, the earth, and in the varieties of your tongues and your complexions, your tongues and your complexions. So the merkabah there, you have heavens and earth, you have tongues and complexions, languages from heaven. complexions are from the earth.

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So Allah has made these signs, the language is from heaven. That's where it came from Allah Adam Nasma, Where did he learn all the words were did Allah imprint in him what

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Chomsky called universal grammar, which was known by the Iraqi grammarians many centuries before, that Allah has put in us

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to language,

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a child

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from from a British family or, or a African American family, and put them in China, and put them in a Chinese family and they will learn Chinese, they'll learn the five tones, they'll be able to distinguish these things. If they didn't have any obstacles to learning, if they were just normal people, they would learn them.

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It's very difficult to do that as you get older, but

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not as well as you could when you were young.

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So the AFAC, Allah will show the signs on the horizon, on that mean place of the heavens there and in the cells in the souls

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have to yet have a yellow home unknown will help until it becomes manifest to them yet to begin, it becomes manifest to them, that this is the truth.

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This is the truth. And there are many interpretations of these verses. I mean, some of them said that was the photo hat, the Muslims that have all these voodoo hats. And that was the idea that they were with God, that they had victories because

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Allah subhanho data promised the prophesies and he showed him that the Eastern horizons and the Western horizons and you showed him all of the places that his dean would go to, he showed him some ideas and um, he actually had a dream in Omaha.

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Tom's house where he had a dream.

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He saw the chips of his OMA

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going out in Conquest. And Omaha.

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He laughed when he woke up. And

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he and he told her that they would use it. What about her? And she said, Would you ask her love to make me one of them.

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And so he made a dua for her and she was she was in a, on a ship and she actually died. disembarking from the ship on Cyprus, she's buried there, you can visit her tomb, the Christians actually take care of her tomb. I went there, it's amazing. And it's really well taken care of on the Christian side of Cyprus. But she's there that she's a miracle of the prophesizing. And it says this, this is a companion of the Prophet Muhammad at the tomb. So

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the prophesies have saw all these things. So that's one of the incident medium if you know that other people are feeling because you that's one of the things but really, this is a metaphysical statement, you know that if you pursue this path, Allah will show you the signs, but and then there's also the signs, all of the signs that are coming out now. I mean, there are signs now, Stephen Meyer, who's done this amazing work on the cell. He's a Cambridge

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PhD in microbiology, who's shown how the cell the evolution cannot explain the cell. It can't explain the cell it's too complicated. There's too much the language embedded in the cell from from for nucleic acids, ALLAH SubhanA, WA, tada creates all of this diversity and creation, let's pay him in that and why we, we give it from one water, right? And it's actually water, if you look into it, it's it's water that that has the effect on the DNA, because a large part of it is actually water. But that's what actually has the effect is the water molecules. So Allah subhanaw taala, says Matt and Whitehead, even as he says, it's natural, because it's not water, like the water, we know, it's

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a different type of water. So Allah has made all of this variation in creation. And he says, it's, it's all coded, it's coded, there's language there. So these are also signs that are being shown. And at a certain point, you just become a Kapha.

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Like, you just are in utter, Cofer. You know, because some people are genuinely looking for the truth, but when the truth is, is confronting you, and looks you right in the face, and you say you don't exist. That's Jehovah. That's, that's the essence of cover is to cover up to be an ingrate, you know, and the most ungrateful thing you can do is not acknowledge your Creator.

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It doesn't get much more ungrateful than that. I mean, what do you say thank you.

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You know, we give standing ovations to great talent, you know, and yet we see a sunset and we don't have a sense of praise, like praising the one that made that. I mean, if you had a sunset once a month, everybody go out to watch it. If you had a sunset once a year, they give you out to sunset once in your lifetime. You don't think the whole planet would be out to see that amazing event.

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But every day and this why Malhotra Cabrera Kareem, you know what has diluted you about your Generous Lord? Imam Hassan, he says, I had the job the Houthis who Allah He, He put the answer in the question. It's your generosity.

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Because he's so generous, because he's constantly Allah subhanaw taala is constantly his f sat the F sound of Allah is overflowing. So he's saying,

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you know, we're going to show them the signs that this is the truth. And then I want to make Phoebe Radhika and radicalisation Shaheed Domo shahada as Mohammed Hassan, is it enough to know that your Lord is witnessing all things, nothing could exist without his Shahada? If Allah removed his letter who sent it to what I know if Allah removed for one

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blink of an eye for us, not that it would all dissipate his his most shahada is necessary for existence to exist. The fact that ALLAH SubhanA wa Donna

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is in that state of witnessing within our the IRA to learn, willful or the eye or to learn more Pinyin, or fiamme Fujichrome Avara Taapsee Ron, and in the earth are signs for people have your pain and in your own selves, don't you see? Can't you see in your?

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Well, the officer may have this book on my law to

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the third so that's the second the third eye

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number out of enough so out of all alum, whoever knows his soul knows the world. The alum

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woman out of a house out of your Hockman was shahadi Lila and the one who knows the world is in the category of one who is is witnessing for God

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as He is creating whoa yeah whoa similar to Earth. In other words, your your whole awareness changes. When you know yourself and you know the world, your whole awareness changed and you can't see anything without seeing Allah subhanaw taala.

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Behind it

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is what Imam Ali who said that he he saw a lot before in and after everything, meaning that to Jelly out of the attributes of Allah, that the attributes are constantly manifesting to us whether it's Jamal or Jalil whether it's al Jabbar Allah here, I mean, if you see, we can only walk a certain way. Allah Kahana Allah Harada he's a liar. When you see a bird the way it hops, or a penguin the way it wattles that's all Kaya. They can't do anything else. They don't have the freedom to do they all they have to do they have the freedom to be themselves to be what they were created to do.

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hudec a collage into my head that he He created everything and he guided it to its own nature.

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So then he says well, um you can call kufra till Jala he's won't be like the ingrate ignoramuses living Earth color home. Allahu Hadid mansehra that Allah has deprived them of this station.

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They deprive themselves from a Zappo Azov Allah Quran, Allah that whenever ALLAH has the mobile, it's all

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it's always a de la mala because they themselves had already gone astray.

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So he deprives them because they have deprived themselves the art of em Ma has had Tom Harpa summer watever ARB where a Harpa unfussy him on a consumer tablet and mobile Lena aguda. So they he did not show them the creation of the heavens in the earth, because they're astray. If you're rightly guided, and if you're asking Allah for that help, what he's saying is Allah will show you He will show you the creation of the heavens the earth, He will show you

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a shadow Allah and fulsome, he will show you your own selves. You will testify from your own selves at us to be or become Bella she hidden we were witnessing, because of that was Shahada.

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And then he said, so that's the the third and then the fourth. And who you will be America to rowhill anima Rowhani wa barakato, will be modified to just the ad animal Jessa Danny will fena oho they will hit certain Vania was shut off at bhakti as a Saudi had. So he says the fourth is that you will know with the knowledge of your rule of your nafs of your soul, the spiritual world, the immaterial world, you will know its permanence. Just as you will know the body and you will know the material world and its effing essence, the fact that it's in a state of annihilation. Fayyad will hit certain fan yet, you will know the significance of EFIS of things that are temporal that do not

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last. And you will know the nobility and honor of the Bogliasco slighty hat and matter will balloon Xena to higher dunya Wolbachia to Sally had the backyard society had their what lasts, the backyard society had, those are higher on Antarctica. They're better with your Lord. So those those

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those are what you will see the virtue in not in the temporal things and that's why you will be get you will be charitable. You'll be you'll be giving charity, you'll be taking care of the orphan, you'll be helping the widow. You'll be building hospitals, you'll be running schools and colleges. You'll be you'll be seeking knowledge you'll be educating, you'll be doing those things that are done with the NIA, of hair, which lasts and you won't be lost in the Vanity Fair of the dunya the dunya the ephemeral world because you'll see it's casetta that it's not it's not worthy of your attention in that way. Well, Hamas an out of hundreds of artifact adored kami Kameena fear. If you

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know your soul, you will know those hidden enemies in your soul. So you the soul has all these things your default

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settings, your your egotistical nature, your narcissism, your pettiness, your chakra, your your your, your appetites, your Thumma, your covetousness your desires, your How are your passions, all of these things that are your enemies. I mean, the four dominant enemies are knifes ship on Hawa and dunya. Those are the four dominant ones. knifes, howa, Chapin and dunya. So, Shelton gets locked up in Ramadan but knifes, howa and dunya are still around. So they wreak most of the habit, all Shabbaton can do is suggest he can't really do his damages in his vice versa. But howa nafse those are very damaged, especially these massive egos. really dangerous people that

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and the worst type of people are the people that seek power, that people that want to be in charge. There's a very interesting book called corruptible, which is looking at the fact that corrupt ability that the the people that are most susceptible to corruption are the people actually that seek power.

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And so the worst type people you want to elect are people that want to be elected.

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Is the irony and that's why the prophesy said I'm in his

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vast hikma, the wisest human being that ever lived. He said we do not give political authority to people that seek it.

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They're not the hurdle Mr. monterra, who are husaini are covered at once they get it. One of the signs of a sincere person is you can remove them from a position of authority and they're not bothered by it. In fact, that's one of the tests in the traditional samurai code was to test people like that. The generals would test there to see it. Oh my god, I'm gonna hop up he took college who was head of the army and he made him a foot soldier. Did Hadid object How dare you I'm the great general all these victories are mine. He just did someone with that. If that's where you want me that's where I'll be.

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And that's very different, different perspective.

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Will homies what animal out of enough sofa, the sofa or Kameena So knowledge and that's why the Prophet said that I do work. Neff sukawati Boehner jam bake the worst enemy that you have is your own soul between your two sides.

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The mom at bay hockey relates

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for us they're either bIllahi min her woman Shari, so he seeks refuge in God or she seeks refuge and God from that the evil of their own souls. Come up on an episode Allahumma El himno Rushdie

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Allahumma Elohim new Rushdie where isn't even Shari enough CE, O Allah, inspire me with with my guidance, my prudence that I act prudently and give me refuge from the evil of my own soul. This is a DUA and then Allah homiletic Kidney had enough see a perfect I mean, don't leave me to myself. You know, don't leave me to myself, even for the blink of an eye.

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In other words, be be my nozzle Don't leave me to my soul because my soul will take me to destruction.

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woman out of that would kill me now when mccannon mama Kameena ha whoever knows those hidden enemies and their machinations all the hidden things in them all this subtleties and the ways that they do these things. Well K v at the end be athey Ha, and n n the nature of what incites the knifes, what provokes it, the provocations of the self, knowing the nature of the provocations of the self for Haryana and yet that is a minha that one will be capable of guarding against his or her soul. Well, a new Jaha Lee is to help them our and Allah will be here Mujahideen a feasibility and to struggle against the soul in order to warrant to be worthy of what God has promised that person who is

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amongst the people who struggle against his soul in the way of God. In surah Taranga Bucha Allah says,

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well, Allah Subhana Allah says about the Latina Jaha do fina learn at the end norm su banana? When Allah hum and Mycenean those who do moja for our sake, and I was in Mecca that was before any type of outward defense or Jihad was mentioned. So this is a Mexican verse. And it's about the struggle against this the soul and Mujahid Omen Tjahaja Hawa. Right. So

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So he says that if you do moja in your soul, Allah will guide you to his ways, not the Subbiah of the super

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the many ways of God because God has many ways in the world that he's working that Allah subhanaw taala is working

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and then he says woman lemme out of her Fujian on Enya Tara la hora de wall lady who will help you sort of therapy for you. So we wrote a whole about it up you saw her that happy at the con interview, Allah wa Chapin, but upon an era on your abdomen, Dooney Allah. So if he doesn't know his, his soul and knows these hidden enemies, then it's easy for his enemy to appear to him.

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Which is his own passion, in the form of intelligence, it will come

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in the form of of a reason

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and will make falsehood appear to be truth.

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It will make falsehood appear to be truth. And that's why the prophesy Sam said Al Hawa Chapin che upon is whatever diverts you from Allah that's che che Aparna is is to to make you distant from God to take you away.

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Kafka said is a beautiful definition evil is whatever distracts. It's what distracts you from reality is what takes you away from reality. And so so that's why it How was a Chapin? Because it takes you away from your true self from your your own essence. I mean, this is what Dr. Clear used to talk about. The goat, the host and the and the guest, that don't be fooled by the uninvited guests who takes over your house, your spiritual house, your abode, your internal abode the self. When you get angry, that's an uninvited guest because you don't want to get angry. Who's you? Who's getting angry? Like I got angry today who got angry.

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Because if you didn't want to, and yet you did. What's that conflict in the soul?

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Those are the things that you're struggling against. Those are the internal enemies that he's talking about the uninvited go host guests that come in and completely wreak havoc on the host.

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And one of the biggest problems for humans is that begin to associate the uninvited guests with themselves and they that they fall into despair because they think it's them they don't know when Oh out often in Santa Clarita I'll be low other cases and lead that a serie If man but knew if the human being but knew

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our reality and who we are. And so, so then he says, Trocadero, we are no con Murray will be the fifth or the Elan abogado in Allah He Minella Hawa

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nothing has been worshipped no God, no, no Idol or deity has been worshipped in the earth, more odious to Allah than el Hawa. So Hawa is Hawa is one of those comprehensive words in Arabic, it's got the idea of passion. It's got the idea of appetite, it's got the idea of desire. It's got the idea. It's interestingly the word that Trisha was used for heresy. So a Hawa your if you read in the books of Kalam, usually they mean Hawa or the heretics, because they follow their own. You know, the word how to say in Greek means to choose for yourself. So heresy is when you depart from the revelation or from the Gemma and you just follow yourself is interesting that how, you know which is

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passion, you know, buggery, which is an

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Anglo Saxon word for, for *, but buggery it original meaning was heresy. So, so even in the Western tradition, they had an understanding of the relationship between because sinfulness that's done openly sinfulness that's done openly, is it's it's you're in rebellion, complete rebellion to God because sinfulness that's hidden the prophesy. centum said that letters are all material here, man, I'm to Jai herbal cupbearer. My omet will remain in a good state as long as they don't openly do enormities as long as they don't openly do major sins, once they do it openly. You should go on your own level, then, you know that the guy that was coming?

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It's just the nature of it.

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Because hypocrisy, as a wise Frenchman said, is the homage that vise pays to virtue. You know, hypocrisy. What you when somebody's being hypocritical. What they're saying is I should be good

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But once they just come out with their foulness, it means that

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they don't even care about being good or pretending to be good.

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And that's why one of the worst things about this culture is this idea. You know, like, I don't want to be hypocrites, you know, just let it all hang out, just do whatever and does, who cares what other people think?

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Who cares what other people think? Who cares what the children think? Who cares, all these things that are happening now. Because decency and the respect for common decency is what holds a society together. Once you lose that it begins to fragment, and then it dissipates until the it's you don't have a site anymore. You just have a community of animals. They've and that's what he's saying. They're not even in sand. They're not nests, nests. They're not nests. They might look like NAS but they're not nests. There's something else like Shakespeare, you know, has the man proud man but man, proud man dressed in a little brief authority, most ignorant of what he's most assured of his glassy

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essence, like an angry ape that plays such hatred that plays fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep. Right? I mean, that that that's that's what he that's what he's talking about this angry ape.

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You know, that somebody who has not achieved his humanity.

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And this is what our religions calling us to what what Nietzsche said is some presupposes men.

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I mean, our our Lord actually has a high opinion of us. And if these wants to prove God wrong, that's his whole effort. I'm going to show you you made a mistake.

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And that's his whole effort is just to humiliate, denigrate, degrade the human being.

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And then just say, look at that. But Allah has any any animal Meloetta animal.

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I've seen, I saw my doctor had, nobody can take that away from me, a man who lived for 112 years in complete, open society. No, no, no. No doors on his house. There's a tent. You could see him 24/7

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No shadow self.

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I saw that I lived with him. I've traveled and and lived with the chef development Bay, I've seen the people of righteousness and how they behave and how they act.

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So there are those people and those are the people that are proof against the rest of us.

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The Solly Hoon, and many of them are hidden. I mean, these are people that now more of that has was hidden for a long time. But these are people that many people know but there are many people hidden. They're simple people. They're not even scholars, they don't, they're not always scholars, really simple people that live upright, beautiful lives that take care of people that do hidden things.

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For the sake of Allah subhana, WA Tada. Those are the people Allah is looking at.

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Those are the people virtuous lives, those are, those are those are the lives that Allah subhanaw taala

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elevates, not vicious lives.

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Oppression is not some kind of ontological status. If you're oppressed, if you're oppressed and virtuous. You have a place with God, but oppression just to be oppressed. It's the Quran says that there in *.

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There are people Alladhina still the right taurolidine Lilla the intersect through this conversation they have in *. The Press with their oppressors.

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Lula and to

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me if it wasn't for you, we would have been believers. And Allah says and Allah says that the oppressor say to them and I know so that now commander who the Jericho, what we stopped you from guidance

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after it came to you, but a consumer Jeremy No, you were criminals just like us. You're just little criminals.

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Maybe the taxi driver that's cheating you and then he says he's oppressed. You know, there's people who don't make moral equivalencies between people that grew up in the same circumstances, same conditions and they don't choose the ways of crime. They don't choose the ways of viciousness. They choose the ways of virtue. You can't you can't make moral equivalence between them.

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Allah can give people Toba that's that's a good thing, Toba? It's the best thing, but

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Allah is calling us to virtue

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And then he says

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The sixth thing and numbing out often so asana and your Susa woman asana and your Susana if so who Asana new Susana for your serum in hola LA to Anna and Medina, OD to Anna while you're stuck even when you're stuck in it for comfort

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you know one thing

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so you're stuck with it. So the sixth is If you know yourself, you will,

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you will become good at governing the self.

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You will be good at governing the self and whoever is good at governing the self then would be good at governing the world.

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And you will become among the whole of her of God the vice Gerrans that I need to I don't fit out the believer, I'm putting in the earth of ice Geron to take care of the earth, but if you don't take care of yourself and that's why the video which is his other book, that that he in a macadam Machete is is is the means by taking on these noble qualities to become a que live the Khalifa. This is the arm that Allah is calling us to. And so he's saying that if you know yourself, you will be able to govern yourself. And if you govern yourself, you can govern the world. If you govern the world, you're amongst the hood of your stuff, never confront our he will put you in the earth. That can

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mean you're stuck in a vacuum He replaces you from the people that have before you so we're we like the Khalifa Abu Bakr was khalifa to Rasulullah. So he was the one who was in place he stood in place he was a replacement for for the prophets, Allah it said I'm so that's one of the meanings. But it also means the one who So halophyte means to leave behind. Healthier is your is your background, she laugh is your difference of opinion, like, so different backgrounds are going to end up in * if if you don't know how to govern yourself. In fact, you know, I was reading a book the other day about Robert's Rules of Order is very interesting, because the man who wrote that book, Herbert

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Robert, he was a, he was an engineer, but he was he was he was a deacon at a Baptist church. And he was heading a meeting that got totally out of control, and everybody started yelling, and he didn't have any way of controlling it. So he spent the next like 15 years thinking deeply about meetings and how to govern meetings. So he created Robert's Rules, to help people be able to sit together and actually talk with one another. So that's a knowledge. Like, if, if you're committed to following that Allah says dasa, boom, boom, shatta that it could be an opinion, you think they're all together, but they're not. They're separate. Their hearts are separate. Why? Because they have no

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intellect. They don't have intellect. If you had intellect, you'd be united at these in sitting down to discuss things intelligently. People can't even talk anymore. Look at out there. They can't even talk people can't even sit down. We can't even discuss, like, is it wise to to cut the organs and healthy organs off of adolescent children? Is that a wise thing to do? We can't even we can't even discuss that.

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We can't even talk about it. It's just Oh, you're transphobic?

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Nah, I actually just trying to think about the welfare of the child. Because apparently, most of these people are resolved by the time they get to 18 or 19 years of all, so shouldn't we wait a little time? Does that make sense? Just to wait, we can't talk about it. You're not allowed to talk about it. We can't even talk anymore. That's how bad it is. And so that's what you know, if you want to be a K live, you have to work on yourself. You have to do the work. And that's why he begins this with my defense of the soul if you know that, and then he says that not only will you be whatever he says women in America did with coding you'll be Moluccas was radical Maluka and this went when

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Mossad is certainly the cloud of Musa the homie Yeah, call me with Corona Rahmatullah. Adhikam is Jana V come MB. Yeah. Which adequan? Luca, he, Moses was told to tell his people remember, Allah made all these profits from you, because Kenny is so mad and via the prophesy, SM said, that bento is right, you can use Susanville Ambia. Every time a prophet would die, God would give them another prophet, and they would govern them. They were governed by prophets. And that's why

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when it comes to Luca, because if an ibis said that Benny Hill said that anybody who had a spouse and a house they were and a servant was a king.

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That was a medic.

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Like if you had those three things, you are medic, so Allah's am 10. I lay him and he's saying, I gave you these blessings. I made you kings. I gave you houses. I gave you spouses, I gave you servants. Where's the gratitude? Where's the gratitude?

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There's a man from the mahogany who came to Abdullah Ibrahim Ahmed bin allowance. And he said to him at s&m and Quran Mahajan, aren't we from amongst the poor people of the Mahajan? He said Allah Kobe to interschool Nam. Do you have a house you live in a said that I came to? And we la Do you have a woman that you can go to? He said now? Is that like a basement? Cisco Do you have a house you live in? Is that now? You said

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a minute ago, less than less than a minute. You're from the rich people you're not from the poor people. And then you said Andy harden. He said I have a servant. He's a medic, you're a king. This ingratitude of human being. There's, you know, poor people in America, I swear to God, they're rich in many countries, the poor people in this country. They're rich in many countries. If you go to Mauritania, I can show you real poverty and those people in Mauritania, because I live with some of the poorest people on the planet. They're much richer than some of the richest people in this country, much richer, spiritually intellectually.

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In terms of emotionally psycho emotional states of their minds, but you meet poor people. And I mean, I've met the one of the beautiful aspects of Islam is one the prophet size and chose to be poor. And he did it for the majority of his OMA, he was given the choice to be like Soloman,

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or to be, and he chose to be never, you know, like a slave servant, a slave Prophet, not a king Prophet, because Allah has both. So he chose to be. And he did this, desiring for his OMA to see it, well, if this is the best of creation, when when Aisha brought all the possessions of the Prophet out, it was it was two garments, and a bowl that he used to wash with that that would that was his possession. That's what he left behind. He didn't leave anything

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behind. It's amazing.

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And he could have been the richest man in the world physical material well, but he chose to be poor. But one of the beauties of poverty in the Muslim world, and I'm talking about traditional I'm not talking about modern Muslim world, because I've seen traditional Muslim places, and I'm not romanticizing, or being nostalgic about I lived it, I saw it. I saw ghetto before there was electricity. It's not some kind of romantic version of what I saw. Those people

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have dignity with their poverty. They have dignity. And that's the difference. Our poverty does not allow people to be dignified. And that's why it's an ugly poverty. It's a horrible poverty. It doesn't allow people to be dignified.

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Is it because the poor will always have this is the nature of dunya the Marxist tried to eliminate it, and they had to kill millions of people, and they still couldn't do it.

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All these people are talking about oh, we're gonna do this. We're gonna do that. Don't believe any of us. They're all liars. Liars.

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The seventh reason a number out of an OSU limited Avon man had an Ihlara homozygote and fee that he Imola had on Moto eigenen Oh Cameron and fie kimono naughty for the hedgehog. So now you're gonna have Amazon will URL Amazon without a Yabin for in Nicola even Tara la Holman rady he was at the Whovian FC one event FC he for JD Ron and Yukon amendment that Idaho Navy via Cody Rahim Allah Imran sugarboo, Abel and Ubinas. There's an amazing statement here. So he says the set the seventh reason why you should know yourself is that you won't find faults in others. Because you will see those faults are in you, in your own essence, either manifest or hidden, like fire in Flint.

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In other words, if you were in the same condition, because you can look at people and you can think you wouldn't do that if you weren't that simple. You don't know. You don't know how you would behave? You don't know. I mean, you see somebody who's addicted to drugs out on the street. And if you had the same life journey of that person, you don't know. You don't know.

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One would hope. But you don't know. People say, you know, they look at these tyrants in the Muslim world. The vast majority of Muslims, if they got into the same power, they would probably be worse.

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But they think no, I wouldn't do that. I'd be upright and just and do all this justice. That's what they think because they're deluded.

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They've never been tempted like that. It's like these celebrities. People don't know what it's like to be one of those people.

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The level of temptations that they have,

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they don't know because they've never been tempted like that. So when you see people there's a kind of Shiva and that's why even evident by Allah one of the things that he says that if Allah reveals to you the faults of people without Rama in your heart, it's a fitna for you.

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The prophet had shuffled for people of Tierra and that's why Mr. McArdle No no, in in Kitab Jana, he mentioned recited, he said and he said, he said

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Latin Kuru or Ubinas Kanakam Arbab. Can you overcome nakoma Beat? Don't mention the, you know the the faults of others as if your Lords but remember your own faults as you are servants. And then he said a Nestle's Infanta people are to move tele, one more Alpha. They're either in tribulation, or they're in wellbeing. And so he said Furama Allah, Bella, Muhammad, Allah, Allah Latvia, so have mercy on those who are in tribulation, and praise God for wellbeing.

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So that's, that's really important.

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So he says, he would not be hummus and llamas Wailoa equally hummus and Luminesce so the the hummus is a Yeah, but somebody Banfi out of the nest the people find faults and other people are always talking about other people's faults. They never mentioned their own faults they always mentioned there other people's false the the llamas lens is more like you know, nudge nudge wink wink rolling the eyes you know people do that like somebody's talking the person behind them they roll their eyes like at that point that's that's lens so how you know her Mazda Mazda yabb finding fault finder for in Kula even Tara Allah home and it was the whole NFC whatever faulty sees it was in there I NFC for

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God don't and your commitment that Aloha Navy, whoever is finds his own faults, then he will be among those. It's appropriate that he should be amongst those who the Prophet prayed for when he said, may Allah have mercy on a man or a person who preoccupied with his or her own faults

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did not see the faults of others I saw Chavez who able his own fault preoccupied him from the faults of others

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will not refer to either neffs Sokoban it's difficult to know the faults of yourself. It's difficult to know the faults of yourself. Why? In Nikola insane you have been sob because people love themselves.

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Human being loves themselves when that love becomes excessive. It's narcissism.

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But human beings love themselves and Allah made us to love ourselves. Allah loves his cell.

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Allah made us to love ourselves.

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Cool and first homeowner honeycomb save your own cells first and then your families. Like when you're when you're on the plane. They always give that message when the oxygen comes down, first put it on yourself.

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Like before you can help somebody else you have to help yourself.

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And so

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So then he says, Because hope Rahula your immediate Amaya via your love of yourself will blind you from yourselves false. And that's why one of the great blessings of soccer about real suck but you know, like true companionship and this was the original purpose of like the you know that what they called the full Cara, the calm people that came it was actually to show that they could show one another their faults to help them become better. Now people get angry if you if you if you try to help somebody to get angry.

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But that's one of the great blessings The Prophet said el momento Murata he, the moment is the mirror of his or her brother or sister. What does that mean? What do you use a mirror for? Well, if you're a narcissist, you use it to admire yourself.

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Yeah, just

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but if you're such an intelligent person, you're gonna look you know to clean up your mess. The egg on your face from breakfast, right? It's actually easy to fix your hair or do something to actually correct the defects. The Prophet looked at the mirror and he took very good care of his hair. There's actually a chapter of taking care of your hair in the in the books of Shemaiah.

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He said whoever's been given hair that a monitor the hair, you know, because of blessing to have hair. I mean, the three men, one of them was bald, and the three men that the angel comes, do you know that hadith that my favorite 100

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I actually thought I wanted to do a children's story that had this because such a good Hadith.

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You know, the, the, the angel that Allah sent an angel to these three different men. And so the first one, there was a bald man, a blind man and an a man who had skin disease. So we went to the skin disease, and he came in the, the angel came and

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asked him what he wanted. And he said, he wanted his skin to be good. And so he said, we'll look at that again. Any cured him? And then he said, What kind of livestock do you lay Tom? I like sheep.

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No, I think it was like camels or cattle. And then and then he goes to the next one. And he's bald, so I want hair. And so and so he, they will kind of analyze you as

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cattle. So he gives, then he goes to the blind man, he's I want to see. So he gives him his sight. And then And then years later, he comes back in the form for the first man in the form of somebody with skin disease.

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And he asked him for charity.

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And he said, Why don't you give me one of your animals? He said, No, I'm trying for that he's shoo them away. He said Why are you like me? And God bless you with this you know, I was always like this. He's Oh, if that's if you're lying. They got return you to your original states, all his animals died and he got the skin disease again. Same with the man what goes through your mind as a bald man to the man without hair? He said, weren't you bald like me? I've always had this hair. My dad's had this hair.

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And then he's Oh, if you're lying when he went to the blind man, he saw himself. He said Take whatever you want. Because you remind me of the way I was before Allah bless me, but was interested in the Hadith. The blind man wanted to see people that's why he asked for his sight. He said the RNs so I can see people the other ones were worried about how people saw them

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so it's right there.

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Yeah, that when that's your concern

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hobo cache your enemy will your Sim like to your love of a thing will blind you to that thing and make you deaf to hearing any criticisms of it? Will Atomo some and either che but your movie, whatever our album Allah in Santa Monica Jarabe Jabby he'd been up see, Carla Butler hakama at caribou Fini hated the annual Huck when Marathi as well Ohana and minicab the Annette caddy by Yakubu Vickery he fucked up when Mora Yakubu Cote de Jamia on. So he said there's no harm worse for a human being than to be enamored of himself to be impressed with himself

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because some of the Wiseman said the liar is in great distance from the truth.

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And the

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the the ostentatious one to show off the one the one the Mora is more doing eyes service he's doing it so other people will will think something of him is in a worse condition than the liar because the liar is lying with his words but the Mirage he lives with his words and his deeds. Right? But he said but worse than them was whoa Harlan Ottawa sweat Ohana and min Houma and manageable enough see the one who's amazed at his own self then had caddy about one morontia had you on top that will be Hema, the liar and the end the the hypocrite maybe some people will benefit from them when a job will be enough see but the one impressed with himself learn if he he'd be watching, there's no

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benefit will come from him in any way. The unknown market at the end yet or what Luca, fee him at the end Mahima be enough, say Hema, because the first two, you can exhort them, and that exhortation might be salutary. It might have a beneficial effect on them because of their knowledge of their own soul. So the liar knows he's a liar. And the and the and the.

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And the the moron, he knows he's a moron, but the one word should be enough. See, he he won't he won't. He right. He's not talking about me. Couldn't be talking about me. You know?

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I mean, I went I gave a football once is true story. He will help. This man came up to me afterwards. Why did you Why were you talking about me and that? He got so angry. I knew the person. You know. I mean, I think I said something about you know, these people drive around in big cars and I don't know,

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younger days.

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But he he just thought I was talking about him and I wasn't talking about him but he was convinced that I was talking about him. But that was actually a good sign

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that he that's the way a hug

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should be you should think in the wild that the hottie was talking about you but other people that is not talking about me must resolve that sees Abdullah Abdullah does that all the time?

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Can't be me

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when Margeaux booty jelly be here because he's totally enamored of his own soul, you know you're alone no coffee we're Alleycat yeah hungry and he doesn't think that you're giving any exhortation to him. It couldn't mean him. The eight an orphan of sofa of Allah to Allah ruya Norma Anzahl Allah Viki daban Illa V RF nepsac here in San Tara for this amazing so he says the eighth reason is that whoever knows his soul knows his Lord knows knows Allah because it's been related there's no book that has ever been revealed from God except in it was something akin to know yourself oh human being you will know your Lord. Well how am I gonna Cody to Addison moody him it and if it if it will be

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unforeseen, had to yet again at a home or an oil hack? So he's saying that that's the verse in the Quran that has that meaning know yourself, and you will know your Lord. Right.

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So that there's a famous Hadith, which says men out of

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necessity, aka Dara Farah bow,

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Imam no is Elizabeth habit there's no confirmation of it. Even Taymiyah. And other scholars have said it's a fabricated Hadith. It's Mordor. Some of them say that it's from like in

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in a large loonies book on Hadith he says that it's from

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Yeah, even more, I had a Razi, who was a great kind of mystic that EMA the hubby says that he was MYNAME a tiki bar. What? Uh huh. Well, Jay yet, he was from the great Imams of his time, and he was famous for his exhortations. So some say it's from him.

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Even out of he said, he considered absolutely sound in terms of its meaning.

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the mama sealed they wrote a

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in his Halal photography.

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He has a a

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a little pistol reseller called a coal ash Jabba the Hadith Iman Arafa NASA Arafa you know, the kind of the,

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the most appropriate statement about the Hadith, and he says that it's not a hadith, but he gives different interpretations of the meaning. So the point he's making here

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is that the meaning is sound. So he gives three Tet we'll add a cod actually gives several also, but he gives three that will add a how do Ha, and they'll be mad if it then asks you to also do it like a coda era for arrabbiata telephone.

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The first is that knowledge of your soul will enable you to reach to knowledge of God in the same way that we say something like know Arabic and you'll able in your, you'll be able to know fiqh jurisprudence. In other words, you might have heard that out of Utah, Utah sort of refer to when cannabinol Houma was hailed. So through knowledge of Arabic, it's a means in which it will enable you to learn fifth or jurisprudence, even though between them are intermediaries like you can't go directly to that. The second meaning with Danny and who either has or it might refer to nerves has to be sodium added for the light to Anna Billa Farson. So if you if knowledge of the self is

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achieved, then through its knowledge knowledge of God is achieved without any falsehood you know, there's there's no cut out the curb your throat I Shamsi yeah sort of bow, in the same meaning as when the sun comes up.

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The light comes out via Kunal Omaka, Medina and Victoria. In other words, the light is coupled with the rise of the Sun vital Metatron and her busy man, it's not delayed. So he's saying that through knowledge of yourself, you will have knowledge of your Lord and for instance, you know, if you know yourself if you know your FTR then you'll know Alazani if you know that your

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your fanny, you'll understand that Allah's Bucky, that's one level the

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The other is what in the in Christian scholasticism what they call the Imago Dei,

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which is the image of God, that man was created in the image of God. And there's a hadith that says out of Surah Rahman, there's a lot of heat up about this. But the point is, it's not the image of God in there's no form. God has no form. God is infinite. There's no form, God cannot be in place or time. Because you can't you, if you put God in place, then you have to use Sophie Hayes, I mean, you are studied this and in Arpita, but the point is, is that Allah has offered me a fella to sit on, he has given us the means by which we understand something about our Lord. So he has given us the seven attributes. So we have, we have existence, so Allah has existence, we have Ouzoud and then we have

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reason we have icon. So logos intelligibility that Allah has.

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Right? We have sight, Allah has given us sight. So we know Allah has bustled, Allah is Basia. He's given us ear hearing. We know Allah is Semia He's given us life. So we know Allah has life. Right? So though that is the meaning that through knowing ourselves, we can know something about our Lord, even though all of its canceled out in reality, that our hearing compared to God's hearing is zero. There's not You can't compare the finite to the infinite. But it's it's a it's a tree that's an approximation to give us some knowledge of our Lord. So if you know yourself, then you understand your attributes, you will you will know your Lord.

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So then he says a third is without either Anna Marie had to lie to Annalisa tetamu Illa and Terry for naps, the anarchy that are after her I'll have HIPAA Takata after alum. So if you know yourself in reality, then you will know the world out after Adam Papa after a new homework that if you know the world, you'll know that it was created by a new lab with them in depth and you will know that there has to be a creator. Now you should bear in mind that that cannot resemble the created thing. If you watch it in any way, shape or form with Attica will try to modify it later. And so that's the extent of your notes baccardo Anahata della mana codal Amira, meaning Carmela which who in Aquila

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the comity Aurasma Obediah lei Li etracker Robo via the Internet was given us to establish our servanthood to God, not to realize

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the reality of our Lord. The man shatta Jacobo Minetta Basia kvnf si de San Mar, Mar Moruya Rafa, the que ver que theater Jabari for Khademi Hawala, the uncial Asha MOTD, the KV you'll recall most data to an SME, so the the hollowness of yourself nascent model Yeah, you know, Imam Al Ghazali wrote a famous poem about this, but he says, you know, like you're asking how Allah is still ours. You don't even know how the water you drank ends up urine. You know, you don't know how the bread you ate ends up, you know, energy in your body like you don't know what's between your own two sides. So how can you know anything about Allah so that aspect of it

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is you know, you don't know the cave Okay, theater, Jabari Academy How could you know the Jabbar in in his eternity in God's eternity? Who will have the unshot Asha mo Tatia? Allah is the One who who began everything he initiated everything for KVM critical mistakes that are necessary. So how can

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the one who who was created Sol the NAMA

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How could How could that one understand God and then also what I just as your underkill Iraqi Iraq or battle and salary that is Suresh Rocco, the our inability to know God is knowledge of God would battleline salary that is salary is Shoraka, and any attempt to penetrate the mystery of the essence will end up in shirk, in associating with God or visa at him match at what a human and the edges are genuine, what am lacco and in the the the hidden aspirations of creation are our aspirations. You know the concerns of the Creation our aspirations, and the lady ages that genuine wacko about what the jinn and angels were incapable of comprehending. You had the day Hillary men who eat a Huda

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mustard they can worry what would he Allahumma DiRocco so he will guide them to him

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Let the Minho EDA he Huda from him to him his guidance and he will he will achieve it and the willie of Allah is midroc the willie of Allah will arrive. Ohana to Anna Salah and Salma Masoom they forgot God and so God caused them to forget themselves to be Hinata unknown unknown, no RFO and for some, the out of Allah Vana. Majah Heydo, del Naja. Hello, yeah, who are the JDM? Yeah. So they forgot God. And so God caused them to forget themselves, again reminding us that if they knew themselves, they would know God, but when they were ignorant of them, it indicated their ignorance of God. Allah jehadi him. Yeah, their ignorance. So so, you know.

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This Yeah, forgetting ourselves Kierkegaard, the Danish Christian philosopher said something very interesting. He said, a human being

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the most dangerous thing in the world is to lose oneself was very interesting because the Quran talks in many verses several verses about haciendo amphastar home, you know, they they lost themselves as euro infozone. And so he said, The most dangerous thing in the world is to lose yourself. And then he said, A man can lose five kroner and he would be aware of it like $5 He'd be aware of it a man could lose his arm he'd certainly be aware of it could even lose a finger you'll be aware of it you can even lose a fingernail you'll be aware of it.

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You'll lose a spouse you'll be aware of it.

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But he said but a man can lose himself and not even be aware of it. I mean, that that is amazing. So mighty fertile. Insan Natsu is what he's calling us to the next chapter

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