What is Your Mind Full Of?
Channel: Hamza Yusuf
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Mindfulness in Prophetic Practice
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Bismillah som aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakatu Hamdulillah. As we do with all of our deeds and actions in sha Allah, we're gonna open this program with the exalted Words of Allah subhanho wa taala. So I'd like to invite Korea Marbella who is really the just mashallah he's a gift for this community and he's more of a gift for zaytuna college but he oversees our health program, and inshallah with his beautiful words, he's going to recite the beautiful words of Allah Inshallah, and after he does the recitation, we're going to have one of our junior cohort students Giovanni Johan she is going to be doing the English translation Thank you
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Smilla Rahmanir Rahim in the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful and ordain goods for us in this world and in the hereafter for we have turned to you. God said, My punishment I inflict on whomever I will, while my mercy extends to all things. So I will ordain this for those who are conscientious and pay well welfare tax, and those who believe in our signs, those who follow the messenger, the unlettered prophet, of whom they find written in their sources, and the Torah and the Gospel. He directs them to what is just and forbids them from evil, and He permits them wholesome things and forbids them filthy things. He removes their burden for them, and the yolks
that were on them. So those who believe in him and honor him and help him and follow the law.
I sat down with him. They are the ones who succeed, say, oh humanity, I'm a messenger to you all from God, to Whom belongs the dominion of the heavens in the earth. There is no other deity than the one who gives life and causes death. So believe in God and God's Messenger, the unlettered prophet who believes in God and the words of God and follow him that you may be guided just like a look.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah Alameen wa salatu salam ala sayyidina, Muhammad and Abdic, our silicon Nabil omiana, and he was sahbihi wa salam, As Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I'm the Allah
mashallah, on behalf of zaytuna College, and I've met many of you, but for those of you who don't know, my name is Aisha Somani. I tend to live in Florida, and then in California, and I'm the Vice President of zaytuna College. And it's my honor to welcome all of you in this afternoon, on behalf of the faculty, staff and the students. And so a big and warm welcome on this beautiful moment, which is the moment of our beloved Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
I first first I wanted to, you know, we thank Allah first and foremost, but I really wanted to thank all of you because 100, Allah zaytuna College is a miracle. And anybody who has been many of you have been a part of it from its inception, and all of the time in between till now, will are a witness to that it's a it's a beautiful journey. It's a beautiful institution. And after, of course, we give thanks to Allah first. And then after that, it's because of all of you, the people who are here today, the people who are watching online, those of you who are going to watch the recording, because you're not able to participate, the people that have passed on, and inshallah we pray for
the future generations of support, but all of you who have contributed to this institution, and we're very grateful for that. You've given your time, your energy, your wealth, and most importantly, your prayers, and Hamdulillah. What we have the opportunity today is to really present to you some of the things that you've accomplished, and some of the things that we really hope to accomplish in the future with your support. And the 12,000 Strong is one of the foundational support programs for zaytuna. It's our monthly giving initiative Hamdulillah. Right now, we have over 5000 supporters that are part of the 12,000 strong, and we have a beautiful video that our president
Sheikh Hamza Yusuf has recently put together for you to present all of the things that have happened thus far and where he would like to see things go in the future with your support. So if you haven't joined already, I hope inshallah you will. There's many reasons to join the 12,000 Strong, there's the book club, and there's online programs and giveaways and all of those things, but the number one reason is to financially establish this institution, and not just for us and our children but the future generations because our Nia and Insha Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala will accept it is to really make it one of the leading institutions for higher education in the world. And this is for
the sake of the love of our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who taught us to always strive for excellence. So inshallah right now if we could take a few moments of your time, we're going to play the video, and then inshallah we'll continue with the program just.
Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim. Salam aleikum, wa Rahmatullah Alhamdulillah. over 10 years ago, we really recognize the need to have a constant support for the college, especially for operations. So we started a program which was called the 12,000 strong, and it's based on a prophetic tradition that basically tells us that if you have 12,000 people, you won't be defeated for lack of numbers. The importance of this program really is that it enables us to take care of a lot of the things that we have in operations and that enables development and advancement to to use the type of money that is needed for the institutional longevity for the perpetuity of the institute. So it's really
important that we do that. I want to thank all the 4000 Strong donors who have been supporting the college on a monthly basis. You have really helped our operations. It's now almost a quarter of our monthly budget comes from
on these monthly donations, so just a lot of thanks. One of the things that I think we should all remember is that the best actions are those that are constant, even if they are small actions. So the Prophet sallallahu sallam said federal armory, at one will have let you know the best actions are those that continue even if they are small. So even $30 a month is just, I think, a really important thing for people to do with this institution or others. One of the really remarkable aspects of zaytuna College, I think, is that we have acquired one of the finest properties in the Bay Area. So we are literally on top of what is known in Berkeley, California as the holy hill. The
reason it's called the holy hill is that there is a consortium of religious colleges here from the different Christian iterations, but also from now the Buddhists and the Hindus. And the Greek Orthodox Church this year, the Catholics are here, the Protestants are here. We also have, I think, now a Mormon center, and an Islamic center at the GTU. So these are all, I think, really signs that these religions can move together, because we certainly do it here on the holy hill. I said, when the Muslims were moving here that we, we wanted to make the hill a little holier, but not holier than thou. But this is really the only accredited Wilson College now on the West Coast.
The academic program, we have a BA, which is accredited, and an MA program, which is accredited, both of them are rigorous programs. And our students are going to many, many wonderful places. We have people now at Oxford at Harvard, at Georgetown Law, Davis law, Urbana Champaign, Claremont Colleges, some of them are going into the Islamic teaching at the Islamic schools. But this is not a seminary, it's really important for people to understand that it's a liberal arts college, we do have people that will go on to study Islamic subjects. But there are other things, we also see the importance of the body, and the development of the body, especially with young people. 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, our tree association so we can compete with other schools.
We are building a really beautiful studio. In the studio, we're going to be having online courses done at a very high professional level, one in formal logic, and the other in constitutional law taught by our own faculty members, two really brilliant scholars, one of them a philosophy scholar, and the other is a really world class constitutional lawyer. So we're looking forward to those, we're also going to have other courses in siara. So we're really hoping that the 12,000, in particular, have direct access to those courses as being members of the 12k program. I think they're going to be very proud. Hopefully, inshallah. A lot of people don't know this. But we actually
started the Emir Stein Center, which was named after other villages at the grades. Algerian scholar who saved the Christians when they were being persecuted, and also sister, Edith Stein, who was an extraordinary woman who was killed in Auschwitz. And what really warned about the rise of the Nazis. So when you see the rise of hatred,
we're reminded of people like that, who could see what was coming and warn people about it. And so that Amir Stein was really done in order to educate people about the faith that the Muslims are not a threat. We have our extremists like every group, but generally Muslims are good neighbors, law abiding people, and they tend to enhance places as opposed to detracting from them. So I really hope that you spread that there's been over 11 million views. We actually won what they call it a YouTube Oscar for why evangelicals hate Islam, which was done by Pastor Bob Roberts from Texas. We've got some really great world class, scholars from outside of the faith of Islam. In order for it to be
more objective, I think for people so that they can hear not so much from Muslims that they might view as propagandists, but rather from people that really have studied and are experts in the faith from outside of the faith because we're trying really to reach people that have a lot of misgivings or misunderstandings about our community.
There's also this extraordinary gardens that we're developing here with the Z cell which is for sustainable living. So we have some permaculture experts. We're already growing fruit and vegetables that are
Our students are eating but we plan on having really the bulk of their fruits and vegetables coming from the property itself. And that's a very ambitious program that we hope you support. The gardens are really quite stunning already. But we're planning on really enhancing that. So I just want to again, thank everybody for supporting them or Stein center 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. So I want to thank all of you, who are already 12k members and supporters of the college but I also want to encourage those of you who might be seeing this or finding out for the first time, I hope that you'll join us and reaching 12,000 strong this is a community project. It's a global project, there are people all over the world that are excited about zaytuna college and so I hope that you'll join us and reaching 12,000 Strong by the end of next year, thank you.
So are you with us in sha Allah,
So the theme for this year's first spring program in Java is the mindful messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. And mindfulness is an interesting term because it's become quite popular of late, you have obviously helped mental health practitioners that are using it life coaches, counselors, media influencers. And oftentimes, we're told that you need to be mindful of others, be mindful of your surroundings, be mindful of yourself. But the Quran has a very different
command of what mindfulness is for humanity. And Allah subhanho wa Taala has reminded us in that book over and over again, that we are to be constantly mindful of him, and the signs that He's given us and to know that we're here for a purpose, and to know that there is death and there is a resurrection and there's accountability. And to help us with this, he's gifted us the most extraordinary blessing, which is our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because he is the one who put mindfulness in action, as his beloved wife say, Now I should have said to us in beautiful Hadith that he was the walking Quran. So he showed us what it meant to be mindful, truly mindful, and isn't
studying his life. And in studying the Hadith literature, and all of the recordings, we understand exactly what to say and what to do, in all of the moments of our life, and the activities of daily living. In those moments where there's sadness, there's happiness, there's little things that we would call just mundane, but there's a remembrance of God that's involved in that. And he's taught us that and no other tradition has been gifted something so extraordinary. And So alhamdulillah it's a great blessing for us. And he Salallahu Alaihe Salam is the solace and the relief in this time where many of us are suffering from anxiety and agitation and tribulation, so it's a great blessing.
And on that note, the Prophet salAllahu alayhi wasallam actually is the the only figure in history that has had the most poems ever written in praise and in honor of an individual. And so on that note, what we wanted to do was to share a beautiful poem with all of you and it's going to be recited by one of our senior cohort members, your stroke Constantino, so I'm going to ask her to come and the poem that's going to be recited It's entitled, entering Medina by Paul Abdullah dude Sutherland, so I'd like to ask you straight to come.
entry Medina by Paul Abdullah dude Sutherland he unfurled his prayer cloth out across the landscape of no return, then rode into the green oasis of Medina and let his camo migrate until it found where it desired to lower its conscious fear he stayed.
flamboyant chieftains of the tribes paraded the way wishing he'd dismount and reside with them. They vie to host the Postel of Allah, but he allowed a done creature that survived the desert
have to decide.
The one that carried him in exile the wander between black tents, Rasul Allah honored and said, You tell me in whose home I should settle my prayer mat, between whose walls I should worship my Lord. I want the grand citizens to know I haven't only come for the rich and powerful to win wars and disputes, to conquer empires, but as a mercy for the orphans, dis own disabled, the poor and the unprotected hearts beast of burden crossing impossible train who sniffs hidden water, you without lineage, link to all creation, carrying light in your eyes who weeps for a loss will say from root, my ummah will grow.
So it's my my honor to introduce introduce our president at zaytuna College and who we know as Sheikh Hamza, of course, he doesn't need an introduction. And honestly, he discourages long introductions, so I shall oblige today. But I will say one thing, or a couple of things.
He's now Mashallah. It's almost 50 years of service to our community, and his dean.
And along the way, he will tell you, and he shared with many of us, he's met extraordinary men and women that exemplified this prophetic mindfulness that he's going to speak of today.
People like Martin Hodge, his wife, Marian Vinoba, Sheikh Abdullah bin baya and many, many more. And so, Sheikh Hamza, we're just greatly amends for for your teachings, your guidance and your leadership. And so please welcome our president Hamza Yusuf to present the keynote address on what is your mind full of mindfulness and Prophetic practice?
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seven minute kumara Barakatuh first of all, what a joy to be back in these gatherings, which we were really deprived of, and now increasingly
people saying that,
you know, there was just a lot of madness during that time, but unprecedent unprecedented time so we thank Allah subhana wa, Donna for the gathering, and mashallah, I know a lot of people wanted to be here, but because it was so overwhelmingly
desirable that so many of you came out early, and so inshallah people that are online, that weren't able to be here in person, we thank you for just your patience and Inshallah, one day we'll have a
much larger place to gather. But this is a blessed place. It's a sanctified place. It was built for God, at the height of the Depression. And it was given to us by Christians, for us to worship our Lord, as we understand him. Alhamdulillah. So mindfulness is a very interesting term, it's become very popular as Dr. Aisha said, one of the things about mindfulness is it's actually a relatively recent word. It goes back to the 16th century, but it was almost
entirely neglected until about
1965. And from then on, you see this rise. So if you look online, you can see usage and you see this line, it just goes nothing. And then suddenly, around the 1960s, it starts to creep up. And by 2019 It's it's gone way up. And there's so many things about mindfulness online, everybody now has had some experience if you live in America, especially in California with this idea of mindfulness. So you have now they have corporations that have mindfulness. So they have people come and they tell you how to be more mindful. But what's really unusual to me is,
what is your mind full of?
Because one of the most interesting things about the modern concept of mindfulness, it's actually what we would call the Quran, knifes.
Like you're doing remembrance of yourself. So where does this term come from? Because I got interested in just where did this all come from? Well, it came from Buddhism.
Because the Buddha, who I actually wrote an article in a book on Buddhism and Islam, a lot of people don't know this, but the Avalon is were actually great Buddhist. And Afghanistan was one of the major Buddhist centers in the pre modern world, and they became Muslim very quickly.
In fact, the great shrine keepers, who are known as the barmac, kids, barmac, was not a family, it was actually a clan, that kept the Buddhist shrine in Afghanistan. So the Bharat paramiko, were actually Buddhists that converted to Islam. And then they actually helped bring all of their administrative knowledge into the acid empire. So I think it's very interesting that so many Buddhists became Muslim.
And I was struck by the fact that one of the great Harris geologists and chatty scholars, in a book I was reading, he actually had the Buddhists as a section in sex,
what they call Milla Nell,
which is religions and sects. So he had the section on Buddha. And he said, If what the Buddhists say is true about this man, he must be all Hildur, which really struck me. And so then I started researching all of what Muslims have said about another and the parallels between Al Qaeda and Buddhists, Buddha are amazing. So I wrote this article called Buddha in the Quran, question mark. And it was actually translated to Arabic by the Ministry of our coffee in Morocco, because the minister was very struck by the argument, because,
according to our tradition, was actually a prince who escapes from the palace, and goes on this journey in search of knowledge, and then has an element of Dooney. It's not revelation. It's a type of enlightenment. That happens. So the Buddha talked about
mindfulness, and he actually has a very famous in the it's called Sati Putana, which is a lecture that he gave on mindfulness.
So then I want you to know well, what was the word that they translated from mindfulness? And it's a Pali word, which is the original language of Buddha. And in fact, Dr. Cleary argues that in the earliest Buddhist manuscripts was called the Dhammapada that the Buddha actually predicted the coming of the Prophet Muhammad's a lot he said, I'm so it's very interesting that the word is called sati.
So I looked up Sati Pali what what did it originally mean? I want to know what it originally meant. And it meant remembrance of the sacred scriptures. So it actually literally means remembrance. So it's Vica.
So mindfulness that's been translated into English from Sati is really vicar. So then it becomes what are you doing vicar of?
That's the question. Now we live in an age of immense distractions. Arguably, this is the most distracted age in human history. Now, what does distraction mean? Well, according to the dictionary,
it means a state of being distracted. This is what drove people like dark, dark, crazy.
But the second meaning is mental distress, or derangement,
mental distress, or derangement.
Thank you that helps mental distress or derangement. Now, isn't it interesting that we're living in one of the most mentally deranged times in human history? Where people no longer even know what they are?
They forgotten God. They think that this is all meaningless.
And they're completely distracted. So what are they distracted from and who's distracting them. One of the problems with distraction is,
if you're looking for it, there's plenty of people that will help you find it.
And so there are all these merchants out there that are trying to advert turn your attention toward, that's what advert means to turn towards. So an advertisement is to entice you, and to get your attention. Now, social media was designed to keep you on it. They don't call it surfing the web for nothing. First of all, a web. What do you do with a web? A spider knows what you do with a web, you capture flies, you liquidate their innards, and then you suck the life out of them. And then there's just a shell lying there on the web.
Right? What's a net? Like internet? What's a net for a nets for catching things? Right. So now, as somebody who actually served in my younger days, one of the really interesting things about surfing, is, you're just trying to stay on the wave has you.
You're not controlling the wave, the wave is controlling you, you're just trying to stay afloat.
And so surfing the web, you're just moving, and it's taken you. So distraction,
creates mental distress.
The third meaning in the dictionary is that which divides attention.
The word in in English decide to decide something is comes from a word, which means to cut off this Hidary.
Why would decide mean to cut off, because what you decide cuts off everything else. Once you've made your decision, you're cutting off other things, and you've made your decision. And so
people have to make decisions, like where do you spend your time? What do you give your time to? Now the word in Arabic for distraction is il Ha,
il her own,
which means to pull somebody into low,
to bring them into entertainment, which in the dictionary is the pleasurable occupation of the mind. So who's who's occupying your mind? Now what you give your attention to will determine your reality.
What you give your attention to will determine your reality.
What does that mean? It means that if you're always watching
news about crime,
you're going to think that crime is far more prevalent than it actually is. And you will be scared, you'll be walking around thinking
like Chicken Little that the sky is falling.
So what you give your attention to is going to determine your reality. And what God is asking us is to give our attention to God. Now what is the in Arabic intention? What is attention? Well, in English, it has a lot of really interesting meanings. One of them is courtesy.
Like you say, he was very attentive. To me.
attentions are what a lover gives their beloved, attention is also a word for devotion.
So your attention is your devotion. It's what you're attending to. It's what you're giving your time to. So in Arabic, one of the words for it is t mom.
It's what you're concerned with. It's your hum, it's what preoccupies your mind. It's what your mind is full of. And so the prophets Allah has said em said, Man, Jana humo, Mohammed wa hidden Kabbalah hula who set it at home, whoever makes his concerns, in other words, gives his attention to one thing, Allah will take care of all of his other concerns.
What's that? hemal Ashira
it's hemel Ankara. So we're living in a time
Other people's concerns are completely fragmented. And so there's all this mental derangement because people are so distracted now Imam Ali or I'll be Allah and who said
and it's often attributed to the Prophet sighs him and they may very well may be metaphor because it is often said with Allah rasool Allah a NASA Nyan for either magical and teboho. He didn't say a state Hello, if they die they wake up No, they come to attention. In tiba is is Nabhi is somebody who's who's smart, intelligent, because he's focused he's giving his attention to what's important. And so in T Bas is what happens when people die the prophets Allah sent him said in one iteration, move to covenant to move to die before you die. In other words come to attention before you're brought to attention.
And in Sahih Muslim it's Urdu unphysical menos habra por consider yourselves already dead it has the same meaning. In other words, wake up now. And this is what mindfulness is really about. It's Vica, it's coming to one of the words for attention in Arabic is also young Nava.
It's to be awake and aware. You're attentive, you're aware, your mind is present.
So already by the 1880s, Nietzsche a noted one thinks with one's watch in one's hand, he complained.
Even as one eats one's midday meal while reading the latest news of the stock market. This is distraction.
Everything is done with the clock one of the most interesting things about time. And one of my favorite writers Lewis Mumford said
that when the modern mindset came to dominate, this is what he wrote, eternity ceased gradually to serve as the measure and focus of human actions.
In its place came the dictatorship of the clock.
Is that interesting?
People used to think about eternity, their lives were actually determined by their understanding of eternity. And one of the most common things about pre modern peoples is they mentioned death a lot. And one of the most notable qualities of modern people and postmodern people is they never talked about death.
Why did the pre modern people talk about death? When I was in the throne room of the former Queen Elizabeth now the throne room of King Charles,
I was taken there by Baroness Houdini, she's a Muslim in the House of Lords. So they took me into the throne room, I was getting a tour of the Parliament, and they have so they have this throne room. And there was this massive clock, given by the French king to the British monarch that had the Grim Reaper on top of it.
That's what the clock had it had the Grim Reaper. In other words, the angel of death was on top of it with his scythe, that takes the souls in all of if you look and Dr. Yusuf knows this because he's been working with sundials in all of the pre modern sundials it will say things like Carpe Diem, and many Latin phrases things like in one of these hours you'll be seized.
People saw time as a reminder of their fight finitude as the reminder that they were finite beings in temporality. Modern people think they're going to live forever. They don't think about death. And one of the main reasons for this desire for distractibility is because
it preoccupies people from thinking about what is inevitable that they will die. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a cattleman dickory had the mullah that do much remembrance of the destroyer of delights, death, not in a morbid sense, this is being unto death. This is embracing our mortality, being aware of it more often Hajj every night did death meditation.
He would recite poems about death.
Share him and Al Habib in his Do you want to Zoho Do you know, be prepared for death they know who knows, you know when it's coming.
And they used to sing this on a on a on a regular basis to thing
Think about death.
The Prophet salallahu Salam was completely aware
of the presence of death. The Quran death permeates the Quran, there's not a page that doesn't have the perfume of death centered on it in the Quran. And this is not morbidity. This is not some kind of morbid or more badness. It's not more badness. It's actually to make you aware of the preciousness of the time that you have been given. This is the preciousness of life itself.
It's a great gift from Allah subhanaw taala. And we wasted away with all of this insignificant concern.
There's one of the interesting things about the ancient Greeks as they were actually very concerned about distraction.
But what they saw was that it was an inner failure to use one's time on what one claim to value the most. Their reason for treating distraction. So seriously, was straightforward. And it's the reason we ought to do so to what you pay attention will define you.
It will define you what you pay attention to will define you.
Seneca wrote a famous short book called the shortness of life. He was a great Roman philosopher,
and one of the notables from Rome.
And he talks about, you know, his fellow Romans pursuing political careers, they didn't really care about holding elaborate banquets, they didn't really enjoy baking their bodies in the sun. He literally says that sunbathing something Europeans tend to do other peoples don't need to.
And to be honest, I suspect he probably was right. But the crucial point isn't that it's wrong to choose to spend your time relaxing, whether at the beach or on Buzzfeed, it's that the distracted person isn't really choosing at all. I mean, that's the key. You're not choosing it's quite the opposite. The word in Arabic is one of my favorite Arabic words, Torah. It literally means if you look at it, payout, it comes from higher. So a Tara is a form in Arabic, which is it's to internalize something. So you're choosing the good, that's what MTR is, but it's either a real or an apparent good. That's the difference. And so distracted people are not choosing, they're not
choosing a real or even an apparent good, they're surfing.
Everything will pull their attention. It's called the noonday devil in the old scholastic tradition, sloth, spiritual laziness, people that don't want to, to think about the inevitable.
One of the amazing things in this what I wanted to really talk about
one of our most important books, and it really is, it had an immense impact on Imam Al Ghazali is a book known as the reseller of Imam or koshary.
This was a foundational book in tasawwuf. And tell so Wolf is part and parcel with the religion of Islam you cannot take to solo of out of the religion of Islam without deracinated it without uprooting it.
There are many different types of Sufis. There are many Sufis that went astray, just like there's full kaha that went astray. There's moto Kalamoon that went astray, every science has its problems. But the idea somehow that tasawwuf like that mentioned in the result of Imam no pitch, it wasn't from Islam, nobody would have accepted that including even Taymiyah and even Abdul Wahab.
in the result of Imam or machete, he has a chapter called El waqt.
and he says hockey putter walk there and that had a topic Had you thought mutawa Harmon
Zulu Allah had it in moto Hochberg.
That time for the people who have had realization. These are the verifiers, the people that have penetrated the reality of this religion, and they have confirmed that it is true and that if you practice it, you will get the results. In other words, it's falsifiable.
This is poppers argument for a true science is that it can be replicated. So the Mohawk cone are the people that replicate again and again, the truths that we're told in our tradition. they falsify the religion, they show you that over and over again, we do these things, and we get the same result. Therefore, it is a science. It's not one, it's not an illusion. So he says that with the people of topic,
it is something that is Matoba. It's not something tangible, it's something like illusory time.
But it's associated with something that is actually substantial. What he means by that is that for us, we don't know if we're going to have the next minute. So I can make my plans for tomorrow, tomorrow will come for a lot of people, but it's not going to come for everybody. That's the quality that it's motorhome. And this is why Sahil was asked Mehta yesterday, Helen San, when will the human being finally be still and he says lemma yesterday for and lays it out, Ill walk the lady who will be he
he will never be still until he knows that the only time he has is the moment that he is in.
And this is why Allah says about the Hola, hola, hola, la joven Allah him. In other words, they have no fear of the future. What a home yes is unknown and they don't grieve. They have no grief about the past because they are able to walk the heat. They're here, they're present. They're mindful, they're fully aware. This is the difference between them and everybody else. They are present. So that is what he's telling us.
So he says,
A man will say it cut us a shot. I'll come at the beginning of next month for the gentleman. He doesn't really know that.
He only hopes you'll he'll see him what not so Shadia had his own with the Hacket. But then the beginning of that next month will come it will come but you might not come with it. And that is the nature of time. And then he says
I heard a Why did the cop one of the great guy defend say Rahim Allah and walk to Matt and to be he in contribute dunya for work to cut dunya we're in contributor aucuba for work to color AKBA we're in Quinta de su or for work to casserole. We're in countable Husni for work to cohesion, you read to be harder and unworked mechanical Hardy Ballard incent that's exactly what I was saying earlier, what you give your attention to is your reality. This is exactly what a wily at the park said Rahimullah the time the moment because walk can be moment it can be time to come walk then you know like it can you know this Arabic language. Time is what you are in. If you are in the dunya Your
time is the dunya if you're in the afterlife, your time is the afterlife. If you are enjoying your time as joy and if you're in grief, your time is grief. And then he says he means by this that time is essentially what overwhelms the human being. It's your experience. That's what time is its human experience. And this is what the clock has taken away from us. The clock is this quantifiable thing, time is not quantifiable in reality time. Allah is time. Allah is the Scholastic's and I think they took it from us. The Scholastic's called it nuke stands. God is the eternal now.
If you look at
in a tatty fats Eema majority Janee says a dot who will enter that him it is the eternal now. It's the now that stands still God is time let us look at data in an adapter via the OLED one how do not curse time because I am time. I am time. Some of the cinema interpreted as Bottineau Balti, Noosa man, it's that it's what does the man is to the outward time is to the inward.
Anyway, he goes on. It's a stunning thing. He talks about you know, Imam Shafi, he said, I learned two things from the Sophie's and walk through Kasavin them tap tap be here cut back time is a sword if you don't cut with it. In other words, if you're not attentive, it will cut you down we don't kill time, time kills us. Whenever you hear somebody say I'm gonna go kill some time. That is a person incomplete a hafla whenever you hear somebody, you know it
Even after the law, he said the fool gets up in the morning and says, What am I going to do today? And the wise man gets up and says what is God going to do with me today?
So, he said and then he said when now so in them Teshuvah Bill Haley Shahrukh kabhi shark, your ego is such that if you do not preoccupy it
focus it on the good it will focus you on on the on the harmful on the evil on the bad
again, Awatea dakak said at a walk to Madrid is haka. What am haka
time is a file. It just wears you down, doesn't obliterate you, it wears you down till there's nothing left. And this is why time is so important. He ends this by saying
Kulu yum and Maru yet holdover of the urethral Alba Hazara tanto Yummly. Every day passes, it takes a part of me
and it's urethral curl Bahasa written from a young lady. It gives remorse to my heart. In other words for the time I wasted
and then it continues on, it continues on.
And then he says, I had a naughty is Multijet. julu Don't worry that the SHA la han julu It's like the people of the Fire whose skin is reborn and it's from the Quran. It says every time the skin gets burnt Allah recreates it I mean this is we know about these proprioceptive not receptive all the skin has these receptors that's why burn people that get burnt really deeply they don't feel it once they've gone through the skin so the skin according to the Quran is recreated it's recreated so that the the receptors experience it and then he says lay some and Mata for stata have been made in the mill me to me to hear
the dead one is not the one who
dies and then finds repose rather the dead is the dead among the living well the KU Soo Min can it be helped me what he the intelligent one is the one who's mindful of his time he's giving the time it's due
in Kanto Octo Soho for pm OB Sharia, when kind of walk to home now that I've actually come with a happier car. So he's either in the paper or in the Sharia depending on what time it is. So these are very high meanings. And Imam CDIAC mazaraki says
he says people you thought it will Allah hospital had, they should be looked at according to their station. So what is asked of the
the people who are content with being common people we should all aspire to, to rise up to be higher than our position and common people is not the street sweeper. The street sweeper might be a knower of God. So common people in the Western understanding are people that don't have degrees and haven't gone to college and haven't gotten PhDs and things like that. Very often. Those are the most common people.
They're the most common people. So the
I wanted to now just talk a little bit about why we celebrate.
Really, we should celebrate every day.
The birth of our Prophet sighs him the fact that he came into the world, we should be joyful. And one of the things about Muslims
is that wherever you go, it's a hallmark of the Muslims that they loved our prophets, Elijah Islam. This is a quality that you find all over the world, even people bad Muslims often love the Prophet sighs to them.
And I'll give you one example when I was in England that was a Kuwaiti man. I shouldn't have said Kuwaiti. But anyway, I said it so
they got veil us all.
Anyway, there was a man from the Gulf, who who was he was in a bar and he was drinking and, and then the man asked him where he's from. He said Kuwaitis it and it's Muslim, isn't it? He said, Yeah, he said, Then he said something about the prophesy. Sam. Well, this Kuwaiti man broke his bottle and jab this man. Right. And obviously you shouldn't do that. And really, I mean, but but the impulse is real. The
impulse is real. There's people in you know, somebody said to me all Muslims are always killing people over religion. I said, Well, I was in England at the time, I said, You guys kill people over football matches.
You know, I mean, in fact, there used to be a billboard that said, if your religion football worship was Skype, sky sky, it was like a football channel.
Because there are people that that's their religion, that's their attention is given to that. They watch all the games, they know all the names. They have all the stats, they know who can Bend It Like Beckham. Right? I mean, it's very interesting. This is people giving their time. And that's all we have is our time. This is what God has given us. This is a great gift that He's given us participation in being. So the prophets Elijah has sent him.
he was the most mindful of human beings. And that's really what I, after, you know, thinking about mindfulness, and thinking about just how
so many people in the West are looking at these religions,
like Buddhism, and they never considered Islam. It's just fascinates me. Because our prophets alized him is so extraordinary. And one of the most extraordinary things about our province lies to them is his name. Because all over the world right now right now, here we are in California, we advocate for a horribly unfair Sue decree he have a Sharpie aleenta As a military.
Right now, there's people all over the world, doing Allahumma Salli, ala sayyidina, Muhammad wa ala Alihi, wa Sahbihi, Allahumma Salli, ala sayyidina, Muhammad Ali
Allahumma, Salli, ala sayyidina, Muhammad,
all over the world. They're praising our prophets a light incident, and his name is Mohammed. That's not a name he got later the his mother named him Muhammad. And it was an unknown name to the Arabs, but she was commanded to name him Mohamed salah, and he said him so just in his name is a proof of who he is because he is the most praised human being on the planet. And the second eye arguably is Mary.
I mean, married people all over the millions, hundreds of millions of people all over the world, praise marry.
But I've never met any Christians that sit there saying, you know, oh, God, praise Jesus, you know, blessed Jesus. I've never seen that. And I've actually the in Genesis it says, God will bless the nation that blesses Abraham. I asked the evangelical friend of mine, have you ever blessed Abraham and he said, I can't think that I have. And I said, we bless him every day at least five times a day.
And so by your own book, it says, we're a blessed nation.
Because we bless Abraham, and of all people the Prophet in a sahih Hadith said that he was he was shown all all of these prophets and he said, who they look like he actually told them which tribe they look like Benny Shan, who are Moses looked like the people from Benicia who are Gibreel look like Dahiya he said, what what they look like and then he said,
What I Eat to Brahim what a caribou. Shaban Sahiba, calm. The one that looked most like Abraham is your companion. What a beautiful not your teacher, not your share, not your your companion. So hippo calm, is just meant to other Lila firewalla. Our Prophet was the most humble of human beings. He loved people. He cared about people.
He was he was moderate and in every single thing that it's amazing. This is another proof of the prophesy centum his moderation he said, My way is the Middle Way meeting the moderate way. John, now come on mutton wasa. We made you a moderate nation of people in the middle, even geographically, the bulk of Muslims are in the middle of the earth. They're not at the extremes. They're in the middle of the earth. Everything about him is moderation. The Prophet SAW I sent him they said about him.
And us huddled and I said can interview robot and mineral foam.
Lay separate us here we'll add the toilet back in he he was of middle stature. He was neither too tall. Nor was he short. But let me allow will who hadn't nobody ever appeared taller than him. But he wasn't tall or short. He was middle. He said us ha laserable Adam will LBL Balaam Huck, he was of a moderate color inclining toward a reddish light brown. He wasn't he was neither dark. Nor was he a pay
St. White, I'm happy. Like the Europeans, you know, the Northern Europeans, the Italians are closer to that color. It's the most beautiful of colors as hot alone. I want to ask more of their Hajj. When they described the prophet like the full moon, did they mean the Harvest Moon on the horizon with that, that beautiful coloring that it has, or the real brilliant white? And and he turned to the
differences on the students he said, on totally let us edit around, like look at the questions of the Romans.
For him, Rome was better than us far, you know. So
he said it was like the moon on the horizon.
And that's somebody who's an eyewitness.
And then he said, Raj had a shower. He had wavy hair, it was neither straight nor was it kinky. It was middle everything about him was middle Salalah it was Saddam.
The prophets Allah it is Saddam. The other
aspect about him. And I want to because we were
we were talking about
there's a from the, the Buddhist tradition.
There's a book on Chan Buddhism was very interesting stories from the masters. And
one of the the,
the students asked the teacher, do inanimate things teach? And he said inanimate inanimate things teach. He said, why can I hear it? He's because you can't hear.
And then he said,
Who hears it? And he said, the Saints hear it. And then he said, do you hear it? He said, No, if I heard it, you wouldn't hear my teaching.
And then he said,
Can the common people ever hear? And he said, if they could, they wouldn't be common anymore.
And so, and inanimate things. How is it that all the Sahaba mutawatir Hadith heard the tree trunk mon
because they were all saints.
If they hadn't been saints, they couldn't have heard it when the palm when the pebbles in his palm praised Allah. Not everybody heard it.
But Abu Bakr and Omar heard it
these are McCombs.
So he SallAllahu Sallam heard things he heard trees greet him, he heard mountains greet him. He said, a hood Jebin on your Shivani worship hood. I heard there's a mountain that loves me and I love him. The Dow is say sages love mountains and mountains love sages.
These these are teachings that are throughout because these, these truths have been given to all people. But we are the last inheritors. And this is the gift of our prophets. It seemed to us that we are from the last ummah of mindfulness in an age of utter distraction.
This is his gift to us. A path to becoming awakened not woke to bad grammar awakened
the path to becoming awakened
and grammar is led to smokey her love here in the Quran. In Jana, you don't hear bad grammar
that's one of the meanings of love here.
It also means anything just empty you don't hear empty speech. That's the primary meaning that you Shara is no bad grammar. The province of Assam loved beautiful language. He enjoyed hearing the poet's come to him. And they would say things and he would tell in fact, when his son had been with habit when he was he said do what a year there could be others. He said your your your invective is harder on these, these kofod than then our spears. He said, in fact, and may the Holy Spirit give you aid in doing that.
One of the Sahaba who was known for
just his humor
One day was making all of the Sahaba laugh. And the Prophet was there. And he poked him in his side like, it's enough. And the prophet had a beautiful sense of humor, but humor should be like salt, it shouldn't be the whole meal.
And so he poked him and he said, Oh, God, 20 That hurt.
And the Prophet said to us,
then take your take your vengeance. And he said, you have a shirt under and I don't. So the Prophet lifted up his shirt and expose his hasura Like the hip, and he grabbed it and he kissed him. He said, That's all I wanted.
He was the most attentive to his guest. And this is a hallmark of all the solid in every virtuous human that I've visited. Always the guest, man can a human will be liable. You fell you couldn't BIFA
let him honor his guest, if you believe in Allah, and the last date that him honors guests. So
this is our prophets all it is to them.
how do we, how do we become mindful? This is the question.
And one of the most important ways Allah says, Yeah, you have the denominator owed could Allah decurrent cathedra Allah subhanaw taala says, while they care, for in Decorah temper and Momineen remind them, in other words, call their mind to attentiveness to attention, remind them because reminders benefit the believers in other words, they will become mindful by being reminded by being brought back to reality.
And so the Prophet SAW I said, one of His Names is unmovic, you're the one who reminds who brings you back to your mindfulness, to your remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala. So, my I had a teacher, he was a beautiful teacher. He was a Sudanese, I'm a chef, I'm at bed, we Bible asthma, and I read with him the water. He was a student of Muhammad Habibollah with me, Abbott so I had a direct connection to one of the greatest mighty thing of the 20th century. He was a moody Italian, brilliant Mortarion scholar, who when he went to Alaska, and he wanted to teach in the masjid, so all the US Hadees wanted to test him. So when they came in,
they he said, Let's do to our roof. And so the first one said, I'm sure so and so he said, even man, he said so and so he said, even man, he said so and so he said he'd been money said so and so he said admin money said as far as I go back, each one gave their whole all their lineage, and He began by giving his lineage so when he finished, he said Salam Alikum Fulani been Flanagan Fulani, Salam Alikum Fernando been full and so mighty conferred on him. And he went through all of them. And when it came to him, he said manna, Anna, and none of them could repeat his his lineage. So they say you can teach Hadith.
So he studied with him. He was a he was he was a Mufti in the in the UAE in the court when I was a student there, but he wrote a little book, which he designed it so that if you did these you would be from the Daiquiri and Allah decurrent kathira.
And when I told Sheikh Abdullah bin baya that we had translated this book, Dr. asada and I, that
He said his father used to say whoever does these vicars that they're called
the Manasa, about the occasional supplications. He said, whoever does them on a regular basis will be written from the vacuity and Allah decurrent kathira.
So this is a beautiful way to become mindful is to try to remember and to habituate ourselves to these things, but also to do them
with intention, in other words, not formulaic and not perfunctory. Not in some way in which you go on to automatic pilot, where you actually stop and you you supplicate Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. So I'm Salma said the Prophet saw him said never left the house. Except he said Allahumma in the early began our builder o de la or Zillow, Zillow, or other Nemo drama, oh, hello, huge hallelujah. This is a perfect prayer. And I know of no other religion that has these prayers. I don't know any other religion that has these prayers. It's to me one of the proofs of our Prophet size system is that all of these prayers are so stunningly beautiful. They're very difficult to translate because
they're so comprehensive. He said, Oh tea to join me and Callum I was given the comprehensive words he he says so much with so few words. So when he went out he said, Oh Allah I seek refuge that I
Should trip or be tripped,
that I should go astray or be led astray, that I should oppress anyone or be oppressed or wrong, anyone will be wronged, that I should become angry or foolish, or somebody should display their anger or foolishness on me against me.
That's a protective do as you go out when he went into the, when he went to relieve himself, he said, allow me now to not have to worry about it. Because these are foul things like emptying yourself even though nothing foul came from the prophets, Allah Islam
and the earth swallowed up.
The Prophet SAW I said when he came out, he said, Who Veronica you know your forgiveness?
And then he said Alhamdulillah de rasa Can you let that to have coffee or what would have been the other what a perfect dua
praise me to the one who provided me the delight of the food retained in me the the energy of the food and remove from me the harm of the food. This These are perfect prayers.
Perfect prayers. So all of these things that the prophesy ism when he went to bed Bismack Allahumma emotiva in another Rewi, which is motiva con la he actually says that a slum to MC lake I have surrendered myself to you will fall to Omri lake I have given my whole affair to you well just to the hurry like and put my back to you in other words for protection
rockbottom what I have attended the lake and then he says I believe in in you I believe in your profit and n n n n the prophesy centum said that whoever says these things and then dies has died on Fifth era. This is the real human being this is the fifth era. So
we'll buy two Giambi will be called a pharaoh who Phantom 610 of CIFAR haha when our CELTA Fafa he said go to sleep and not expect to get up in the morning cellulitis and this is attentiveness to time. People die in their sleep.
We don't know we're living in a place the earthquakes happen. The house could collapse. Lakota Allah Salam o Kamala Jamia when waking from sleep. This model I slept in the tent of Murata Hodge for
the first few months that I was with him and then I actually asked because it was it was very intense.
He did this all the time. And he did that in his sleep and I've only seen a few people that do that during their sleep there was one man see the alley in in maquinas who I was with him and and he was sleeping and snoring and doing prayer on the prophets alight incident and he was fast asleep.
So I mean, I saw that with my own eyes but more often has used to say like the halo not the Prophet said,
I need to now more calcula now my eye sees my heart doesn't sleep.
So there's people that do liquor so much that they're even in their sleep, they're doing liquor.
In fact, Sahaba used to have to put rocks when they went to the bathroom, they would put rocks in their mouth to remind themselves not to say the name of Allah.
So every time the moderator has got up, the very first thing he would do at Hamdulillah. Anybody in short, but then he would recite from Ali Imran, which is in the Hadith, he would recite the last from interview Harper similar to tilava. Later on, he will look up at the style that starts the profit use another of the new zoom and he will recite those verses or Bernama. halacha Baltierra Subhana CAFA Pineda Banagher that's coming into consciousness
when making wudu eyeshadow Hola Hola. Hola. Hola. Hola. Shady. Could our shadow no Muhammad and Abu rasuluh
Wu is an act of very bad that many people are deprived of because they do it only for the prayer
to privatize me used to do will do as an activity badda when you see when we first saw the people in 2008 the way they did with the monitor has did whether it was just amazing. How he did will do and and he would always
me when he completed a shadow hate law. Why to Huda Sharika Why should one know Muhammad Abdul Rosu Ramadan the Minotaur webydo Danny minimal tapa herring Subhanak along the kosher don't
stop Foucault to be like this was the DUA on the completion of will do alone will fully then be what was certainly if he daddy robotically theories P I was a beautiful DUA
and that's what certainly if he Daddy, you're, you know a man can be in a cell like Tobias Tubbs could be in a
Sal, and he's he's, he's in an expensive place. Another person could be in a mansion and he's in a cell
because it's subjective. It's all how you perceive reality.
This is one of my favorite guys. It's just such a beautiful DUA and then when he got on a camel which is taken from the Quran also at Hamdulillah, the salah Hama cannula Omokri Nene when Allah Robina no Paragon always the Astra, because time for for pre modern people was always related to eternity.
This is why when you eat Alhamdulillah the
apartment it was an r1 It was a journeyman and Muslim in the Netmarble Archaea is always mentioned with the NEMA Fannia food is a
blessing that dissipates but submission to Allah is a blessing that goes on forever.
This is also when leaving the home Allah hominy Asuka, this is Hydra moulage will head on Maharaja Bismillah wallich Now this is when you come into the house Bismillah herridge. Now Anna Robinette
Robina can familiar salamander early coming into the home when heading to the masjid one of my favorite also along with John Albie Nora over the sandy Nora which anti submarine aura which anfi Bosnian aura which are unhealthy Nora woman or mommy Nora jaaneman 14 Or woman Tatiana Nora Allahu Martini Nora and in the way along with Annie Nora and he had no shadow even has your says he had no shadow. This is something that the self said he was always shaded by clouds. But he had no shadow celluloid is that um, one of the proofs of his hairs or if you cast a light on them they don't they don't show shadow.
Aloma Janee Nora make me light.
God please light in my heart light on my tongue.
Lighter my hearing light in my sight placed light behind the light before me placed light above me light below me. Oh God makes me light grant me light. When entering the masjid alone, with Dalia Webb erotica and then mindfulness he entered with his right foot first and made this dua.
When leaving the masjid left foot Allahumma in the acetyl commune for the DECA because the Rama is in the masjid, the fatherless in the world, the bounty of the world
when hearing the dawn either Samaritan woman NIDA poodle Mithuna Maya Buddha and then
and then when you finish it, Allah humara Berhad hit down with a term was Tara Tara pa say that Mohammed and we knew say yes the prophets Allah ism is our say yet. Some, most of these rewires have without the say it but it's been the order of the Muslims to say save our province I've just out of the to him. I mean, there's a position and this is a position that's a totally valid position. That it's also the adapt to, to do it, just as it came down. And there are people that do that. So both are correct. But
I've always found it difficult not to say say that Mohamed Salah him Allah says, Don't call him like you call other people. You know, one of the tragedies of the modern time is first name. Everybody is on a first name basis. And I hate these people they call you up hello, Hamza. I'm like, It's Colonel Hamza to you. Yeah. You know, I mean, what like, why, why? Why do people assume that they can just call you by your first name. People use take a long time before you gave them your first name. If you look at the Old English like Jane Austen, they called people by their last name, like Willoughby. That's not his name. His name was John Willoughby. But they called him Willoughby.
Because he was called by his last name. And if it was an elder then they would call them sir or Mr. We say Abu Yahya you know, Abu Mohammed Salah is him, you give the Konya? That's how the Arabs do it. One of the things that I realized was because I went to a Catholic school, in high school, and they always called you by your last name. This was, you know, early 70s. So it hadn't changed yet. To the degree. They always called you by your last name. So, you know, if you raise your hand, they say, Mr. Hanson, that's how they called you. And my father went to the same school. And what I realized later, is that the whole purpose of that is that you don't just represent yourself, you
represent a family, you have a family name, that you shouldn't dishonor your family name. So we're in a time when it's just everybody's an individual. They no longer have any sense of being part of a family or a community.
So it's, it's one of the tragedies, I think
have this all this familiarity
and then Aloha Maha Kobato Lady COVID bout on Chanukkah wa sua to do Attica fulfill the Forgive me you know this Oh God now is the arrival of your night that departure of your day in the sound of your collar so forgive me at the moment will hottie this mythical lady Illa who went on dread to go to the bath or or sleep Bismillah Allahu wa Jin diminish upon agenda Bishop ha Jin Niboshi Aparna ma Razak tena you know In the Name of Allah the prophesy Sam said either ARA and ulemas hello if you're going to be intimate then this has something to say. To protect the child
to be Kadima today Tom I don't even know how to be he was already bad the woman hammers out to shelter anyone Yeah, hold on.
Very if you wake up from a fright you say this in sleep. There are many many of these I mean, we have beautiful books Mr. Michel Conde wrote a fantastic book taffeta that getting your mama no, he's great book about car swan. It's one of the finest books in our tradition. There are many and many, many scholars have written small books like this one that my teacher wrote.
They want the baraka of teaching these things to people. So it's why people write Tajweed books. Like I used to really bother me Tajweed books. I see all these Tajweed books, they're all the same. They say the exact same thing. They're all little books, and they say the exact same thing. And I was like, why do people keep writing Tajweed books? Like aren't there enough to sweet book and then I realized it's actually a brilliant thing to do. Because anybody that learns how to read the Quran from that book, the author of that book gets the reward of all their recitation. So it's this is why she always made their own Elrod. That's I realized that because I wouldn't like why they keep making
new Elrod because they want the reward of the people doing the ticker that they put together as one of the blessings of our religion so I totally have no problem anymore with it because I get it I want to do it like I'm gonna write a book on Tajweed and Shala.
Allahumma li them be Kulu Oh would you low water who have Euro Alania who was sorrow? Oh ALLAH forgive my sin This is in prostration forgive my sins entirely the lesser and the greater the first and the last the revealed in the concealed. He also said you know, there are many many beautiful iteration Allama filthy Wareham, new headin he was born new, I think he was Oconee one of the things of the Afia one of the meanings of it, according to Mr. Miracle shady, was to be focused on God. In other words, not to be distracted,
I thought was really interesting.
Khomeini Alana to NFC illumine, cathedra. You know, this is between the
shahada and the salam again, between the two shahada and salam. And these are the what are called the bochetto. Saudi had my recommendation to all of you do the bulk pay off the Saudi hat, this is one of the most important things that you do after your prayer is the bulk path of Saudi, these are the things that you say after the prayer, there are different iterations. But they're there. They're very beautiful, and they're extremely important.
There's a whole bunch of them so these are in we're actually going to this is going to be published this month and given to all the 12,000 strong people and then just made available there are good books like this. There's a beautiful one that white thread Press Did the precious pearls,
reflections from the precious pearls. It's a beautiful book that really fine share from England did so there are many good books and the head of Allah's without
limits. Allow me now to come in a juvenile where other people bully where it will be coming and what are the odds? This is a very important Hadith given dementia, Alzheimer's all these things are so prevalent, whether they become an fitna to dunya while recovery so all are very I seek refuge in You from timidity and stinginess. So fear juban is like fear. What are the views in a book the book is related to fear because you're afraid to give out your money
and in one it's minute I just see what cousin so the edges is the one who wants to do something but they can't because salon is the one who is able to do it but doesn't want to do it. So he sought refuge from both
these are really stunning in their meaning so
these are and then the DUA from anxiety alarm in your abdomen or Abaco economic analysis TV Attica Mauldin FIAC mocha. I didn't feel about hookah as Erica be policemen who are like us are made to be enough psycho
oneself to Vicki Tabitha or alum to Adam Harpa. Always thought to be the element of ABA and antigen. Khurana. Khurana LVNV. Robbie kelbyone aura Saturday wa jalla wa Jalla a big kita Houma there's slight difference but essentially the same meaning what Jenna or Jayla who's near where they have a honey welcome me. So again, a beautiful comprehensive dua to make the Quran that will be of your heart. And one of the best ways that you can honor your privatising is to, to read the Quran. The Prophet said the best a bad of my OMA is Quran in prayer, and then Quran outside of prayer. This is the best data that you can do. If you're if you're not doing a juice of Quran a day, then, and
you're doing other things, I would set aside those other things and focus on doing a juice a day. Every Muslim should do a hum of Quran every month. I mean, this is baseline.
And if you if you it'll take about half an hour, you could do 15 minutes in the morning 15 minutes in the evening, once you get accustomed to reading it at a relative pace. It's what do you say?
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about 20? Yeah, so if you do harder, you can do it in 20 minutes. So 10 minutes in the morning 10 minutes this is not a lot of your time.
It's you know, and the book it's, it's so neglected and the Prophet complaint of its neglect, Doha Khurana calm in a political opponent Majora, My people have have abandoned this Quran. And one of the great blessings of Morocco and one of the things I love about that country is every Masjid 250,000 hitomi every year, every month, in that's what the ministry of alcohol has determined, based on all the his
Panama. So this a beautiful douarnenez Sahara is very important. He used to teach us to Hara for everything. And this is something I'll tell you a true story. Chef Abdullah bin baya was in Jordan. And they were on the way it was very late at night. And they were on their way to the airport. And the driver fell asleep and crashed into a telephone pole. He died.
The Sheikh Abdullah broke his nose and there was blood everywhere. And his son is a true story. His son told me this, he was in the car. And he his son started screaming. Because he was worried his dad was seriously injured. He was actually it wasn't that bad of an injury. But because there was so much blood, he thought it was really serious. He screamed, and he said his his father took his arm, squeezed it and said love us as the hospital law.
Don't worry, I did his Tahara before this trip.
That's that's the power of this. That's the power of the prophetic teaching, is that you, you you you are in the hub, you're in that place where you're not perturbed by the world. And things are going to get very serious on this planet. We're we're entering into a new phase. And people need to have strong Eman. And they need to be connected to Allah subhana wa, tada. They need to be connected. I mean, one of the things about Edith Stein that was so amazing. She actually when when she fled to
when she fled to after crystal NIFT when they were persecuting the Jews, she fled to they took her to Belgium.
And she was in a monastery there. And
she used to go out into the cold like she was preparing for something. And this is I witnessed people that saw that she was taken to Auschwitz when the Nazis invaded and they took even the converts to Catholicism because she had converted out of Judaism to Catholicism. But she took her to house which there were eyewitness accounts that she was comforting people in that situation. And she only was there for one week that she was killed right away. But the point is, is that people of eemaan can deal with this, when they people don't notice but in Turkey in, in Korea, when they captured the Americans, they captured Turks with them. So they were actually imprisoned together.
And when they studied, the Americans all fell apart and actually started doing recordings for the Korean for the Koreans like Communist propaganda. And they were very worried about this because they felt they were brainwashed. It was all from the interrogation. But the Turks didn't. They didn't succumb to the interrogation, and they wanted to understand why. And what they found out was two things that the Turks did one they laugh
a lot, because they saw the ridiculousness of what they were trying to do in the brainwashing. So they just would watch these people telling them these things, and they thought it was funny. And I know that that's from a type of iman, where you kind of recognize the hilarity of this dunya and the stupidity of human beings. And I know it had to do with their upbringing as Muslims. The other thing that they did, they always appointed because they would take away the officers and the morale would break down with the Americans. The Turks always appointed an Amiga.
So they always even when if it was a private, they would appoint somebody over them, and he would keep them all together.
So these are really really important things to remember we need to be connected to Allah subhana wa Tada. So there's so many things we could talk about who are we to talk about the Messenger of Allah, one of my favorite poems is from the Great,
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images ala kalbi, who is to me one of the most extraordinary scholars that our Ummah produced, he wrote a beautiful tafseer of Quran he was one of those polymaths that just seemed to know everything. One of the beauties of his books and one of my teachers Sheikh Mohammed Moqtada Shem Creek, it was the son of the great manifester. He was the one that really first introduced me to even today in Medina, not when I was very young. But one of the things that really he said was why his books were so powerful is because he wrote them for his son.
He wrote them for his son, so he wanted his son to learn from these books. And this is one of the reasons why the Sunnah, if your parent dies, the Sunnah is for the son to pray over the parent not for the share, or the Imam why? Because nobody will pray with the fervor that a son will pray for his his parent. So that's one of the secrets of our FIP
so he said, our room more empty than most of the Euro Duni I attempt to praise the chosen one, but I'm thwarted Pharaoh the new cosori and Iraqi Terkel. Menaka be I can't get to that that station, that exalted height of praising him the prophesizing and then he says, Well mainly be a hospital battery will Barrows Accutron who can measure the ocean and the ocean is vast woman li B Sr, Al Hassan, our color Qb and who can enumerate the stones and the stars?
What else have I heard that Al? Sunan either? Llama Bella, that's Phil madhe bottom Araby even if my whole body became tongues, even then I wouldn't be able to give the praise that I desired.
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next to his and all the stars exclaimed, be like us, who revolve around you and show no envy. The seas shouted. What secrets Can I contain when compared to his wonders? The clouds pleaded, be like us, exalted in the sky because we humbly draw our water from another and pour forth in gratitude and service. The Rose ruefully remarked, what beauty do I have next to his? The mirror said, be like me, who can only reflect another's beauty? Reason exclaimed. What wisdom can I reveal next to his revelation? The tongue replied, be still and let me quote him. Gold complained What words do I have next to his copper cried what ingratitude. Your purity was his from the start. Be happy to be
compared to him. The dog barked. He mentioned me. The cat me out. He patted me. The donkey braid. He rode on me. The horse Nate. He called me an ocean. The camel grunted. I took him to safety. The frog croaked. I was his favorite. The spider stood tall on eight legs and stately stated, I protected him once. The cloud boasted I Shadid him. The tree declared he called me and I bowed to him. The palm trunk said, Well, he hugged me. The date gloated, I was sweet for him milk exalted I nourished him, water crowed, I quench his thirst, the Kaaba shout and he circled me. The Yemeni corner replied, He touched me. The Blackstone laughed and said, He kissed me. The pebbles yelled, we praise God in his
poem. The mountains of Mecca called out he loved us. Medina demurely whispered he chose me
and humanity cried knifes enough see me me. And God said be like I met. And I said, almighty Almighty, my community, my community, and God replied, We will grant you until you are content.
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after especially after the poem, which was a surprise for all of us, I would say that right now our heart and our mind are full of love of the Habib of Mustafa sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Insha Allah, may Allah always keep it to that, that love to that intensity. So I wanted to thank everyone for coming on behalf of zaytuna College, the faculty, staff and students. Thank you so much for attending this program. hamdulillah we're working hard and thanks to your support. We're looking forward to continuing with the many exciting projects that were talked about today earlier on, and inshallah we hope to see you soon we hope to make this this campus open to you, with the programs
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