Channel: Hasan Ali
Series: Hasan Ali - Quranic Themes
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ala alihi wa sahbihi
first guest Mr. Li Kumar how to live over cattle.
Brothers and sisters who are listening, you come to another session of the themes of the Quran and last week we covered about seven different states of the heart in a positive sense, and seven different states of the heart in a negative sense. And we said that the vicar of Allah azza wa jal when it's when it's there, and when the mind is set, remembering a lot than the then you have more of a positive heart. And when there is hoffler, or there is absent mindedness in the heart will become something which will become will go towards the negative side.
What do you want to look is further towards the heart because the heart is the very place where Allah azza wa jal says most of what the human being is, and what he's doing is taking place inside. When I say the heart, I mean the color. So the color in Arabic, like I said, is something that that turns and switches, and there's a very unique thing the Quran has done. The Quran has not said that the brain or the or the faculty we've got above here is the only thing that makes judgments. The Quran sometimes said that we make judgments from here.
And the Quran has said we make judgments from here as well. And what it's done is it's linked the so called curl curl, which is we translate as the heart, but a curl, which is the thing that changes and I've said sometimes it's referred to as the mind, it is that very thing inside the human being that has got a connection from down here to above here. So what happens in the human being is that when we're making decisions, sometimes we making very logical decisions, but sometimes we making decisions decisions with the heart. And there's a very clear connection between the two. And all of us, when we're making a when we're doing something, we've got a very clear connection with both
parts of our our body. And the Quran has not separated the the the process of making a decision from the heart. This is very important. Why? Because the Quran
specifies very specifically, that most of what's happening to the human being and the things that we do come from, from this thing called called, and this thing that changes inside us. And what happens is that the human being, if he is going to do some bad action, it is because his his heart or his has become diseased, it's got a disease. And if the human being wants to do something very good, and he becomes very sort of emotional when it comes to listen to the Quran and is very inclined towards Allah, then it is the heart again. So let's give the verses to substantiate that point. And the 22, Jews of the 22nd use of the Quran.
In the in the beginning, so this is episode number 33, is 32 allows which tells the wives of the prophets of the prophets of Allah, Allah Islam does the wives of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam
that they should be aware of people, like if they if they go outside and if they display the ornaments, if they want to go outside, without, without the you know, without covering themselves, then what happens is fail tamala de Calvi hemara the one who has got a disease in his heart will be the one who will desire them, who will have the will have the desire towards him. So what the Quran has said here is the one who has the desire. So let's just say there's a man out there. And he has a problem with himself in terms of where you know where he's looking or he has a problem every time he has some beautiful women or whichever type of women coming in front of him, then he has this thing
that he wants to be inclined towards them. Then we what we see is we see the outer action, we see the outer sort of body and we see this person reacting towards that wanting to move towards those women and so on. And of course, if you had the chance, then he'd probably proceed and probably go further and further. That's what we see. What Allah azza wa jal has identified as the root problem is that
because Fiat malady physically hemara once the heart has got the disease
Then the actions or the outer of the of the body, the person's outer body will will start to be corrupted because the heart has been corrupted in another part of the Quran.
This is Surah
This is Surah
surah unfiled surah number eight. Number two, Allah azza wa jal describes the true believers and here he is describing describing some of the Fatah some of the qualities of the Sahaba of the Allahu
Allah azza wa jal says enamal Moon and Latina either located Allahu wa Jalla pulu Allah azza wa jal says that when the true believers are those, that when the mention of Allah is there, when they hear the mention of Allah, what gee that pulu boom the heart start to tremble. were either truly at Allah He is to who that whom he mana and when the when the verses of the Quran recited onto them, then the Eman increases. Now look at this ayah in the Holy Quran Surah Surah number eight and number two, what allows L is doing here is saying that the hearts tremble and then he man increases and the effects of that is that when the Sahaba of the ohana was right when they used to listen to her and
they would they would be drawn to tears because of listening to her and they would their heart would soften. They will be inclined towards the land. It says here while our ob hematoma collude and upon the Lord, they put their trust. So they have trust in a lie increases a lot more because of the fact that their hearts have already been attached towards Allah and that's where that's where the area is where they've got the man. And in fact a lot of Dell has said in suit.
This is Surah number.
This isn't the 28th Jews
in the beginning of the 20th Jews surah number six so number 58 allows Qatar Buffy kulu v mon Eman Allah azza wa jal has Destin Allah azza wa jal has prescribed the man and written the man of place the man in their hearts. So this is
this is the last verse of Surah Surah 58 Surah medalla, the last verse of that song number 58, you will find that a large region says that the hearts the hearts have got the men and law has prescribed that even in their hearts. Now, what this shows is that all the things that are going on inside us have a direct effect on the things that are happening outside of us. And the thing that's happening inside in our hearts, if it's if there is a corruption, then on the outside there is corruption and if there is rectification on the inside, then on the outside you will find a good a good person and you will find rectified deeds now Rasulullah sallallahu in one Hadith a Muslim he
explained that to us and he said Allah in Neff equally just said in Moodle, he said beware that in every single body there is a morsel of flesh, either solo hut solo holida kulu when not Muslim when that Muslim flesh is is rectified, the whole body is rectified why there faster that and when that when that muzzle flash is is corrupted and the whole body is corrupted. Allah wa helful Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam said that that is the that is the heart. Now, of course he's not literally talking about the the heart that we have in here. But that's the place where all of this is is taking place. Now, what happens is if a person's aqeedah or their belief towards like if they're in their heart if
you've got a crookedness and if you've got a thing inside you that when something when something is said to you which is which is fine and which is logical and so on. But what you want to do is you want to under your heart sort of has this crookedness inside it wants to take it to a different way. And that is also a disease that the Quran has has said, and he has that feel to be him zaven in their hearts, the seven people in the hearts of the crookedness, what allows which Allah has revealed certain verses, instead of finding the meaning that they should find they might find a different meaning in the plan and therefore they fall into trouble. And this isn't sort of alia
Moran surah. Number three,
in the in the beginning, and number seven, Allah azza wa jal has said family nephew pulumi himself, as as for the people who have this crookedness in the heart, they will start to find or they will start to pursue the means of the Quran that they shouldn't really pursue. So it shows that the heart can have crookedness in another part in several parts of the Quran. It talks about a disease and one big disease he talks about is the disease of being doubtful and most of what the minority became so so the true believers are those who have no doubt
And no crookedness in their hearts. But if a believer allows some some of some of the doubts to creep into the heart, then he is or she is in a difficult position of becoming a monastic or becoming a hypocrite and we covered this in one of the sessions before but what's what's to be said as an essential thing is that in the beginning of the Quran in surah baqarah, Lazarus will open it up by saying Valley kalecki tabula rasa fee. This is a book there is no doubt in there. Then after a few verses of Surah Baqarah Allah azza wa jal says, fee kulu v Murat when he describes the monasticon when he describes the hypocrites allowes result says ficolo v Maradona in their hearts
there is a disease This is pseudo number two Item Number 10 facade de la Hamada analyzed increases the disease in the heart while Amada when I leave and be American, they have a romantic punishment because of the lies that they that they have committed to. Now, what this shows is having doubt in the heart, having any sort of you know, any place in the heart where you're not fully committing to the beliefs of Islam, to the aqeedah of Islam, to the to the faith of Islam, will cause a person to have bad behavior, and all the behaviors of the monastic would not have been recorded. The Quran is because of that, that doubt that was there in the first place. And and that doubt led them to
sometimes lie, sometimes conspire against the purpose of the lesson. Sometimes, you know, mock the believers mock the Sahaba, the Aloha mind is all in the Koran. Sometimes they they stole things, sometimes they became people who are very lazy towards the Salah, very lazy towards the dean and being active to the dinner lazy in terms of that. Now, what that means is even I think I've mentioned this before, but just to reiterate again today is that if you see a lot of the oma today, they're very sort of lazy towards the dean, very lazy towards the commitment of the religion. And that is what's happened is that their hearts haven't fully fully attached, its hearts haven't
attached itself or hasn't attached itself towards what allows the will has revealed in the Quran. And because there's a there's a very light attachment towards this, that's why they don't have the pool, they don't feel that they need to, you know, have that that great pull towards the towards the Quran, and towards the son of the Prophet of Allah Islam. Now, there's a very important
part of the Quran it's a surah of the Quran Surah Surah Surah number 49. And what you find in a is a Surah Surah describes the Sahaba of the Allahabad mine in terms of being together and in terms of having differences of opinion in terms of even you know, a five possibly occurring, all of that is in sort of Herat, you find it sort of rajaraja talks about backbiting it talks about spying on each other talks about these these bad things okay, so backbiting is one spying on one another having bad thoughts is another one calling names is another one all in sort of generosity number 49 and number 11 you will find by calling names and number 11 you will find about racism and number 12 you'll find
about you know the the bats of suspicions and number 12 again you'll find about the about the you know not to spy and not to backbite and so on and number
nine you find about not to not to fight with one another so this is all about the believers and how we cooperate with one another and number eight you will find that we're supposed to you know stay away or hate hate sort of you know disbelief and so on stay away from that from from the and and come towards belief and have that as as a as a station thing in ourselves. Now what this surah does is that this surah when it explains all of these bad things and bad habits are going going on in the beginning well before it comes in describes these bad habits in Ayah number
seven alarm just says that these are the Sahaba of the alarm on at nine he says well i kena La Habana la C'mon Eman was a Yahoo few who become Allah azza wa jal has been a You're different from the other people. Because Allah azza wa jal has made Eman lovable to you. And he has made it as something very adorned and very something that is very sort of attractive in your hearts. Walk around in a common Cuf
and he has made you detest and dislike disbelief. He has made you dislike rebellion and he has made you dislike disobedience. Ola merace. Dune these are the people's
Who are rightly guided This is insert 100 talking about the condition of the heart. Now think about it. What allows vigil is doing is he's saying that when the heart has got love of a man when the heart has got an inclination towards a man, then all of these things won't happen. The fighting won't happen. The racism won't happen. The calling names won't happen. The suspicion won't happen. The
having having bad thoughts about one another one happened, the backbiting won't happen. All of these things won't happen. In fact, what Allah does again in the way he describes the people who have fallen into these into these habits in the same Surah Surah number 49 item 14, Allah azzawajal says karate arabo Amana? The Bedouin said that Yeah, we believe, with the same with the you know, we believe we're equally in belief with the Sahaba dalla Han Ahmed mine and Allah then said to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi Salaam which is going to be recited until the day of judgment. Pull Lem to me know tell them that you haven't believed like the Sahaba the Allah like the rest of the Sahaba
who have spent time with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam who have managed to make faith something that is lovable in the heart something that they're attached towards, and something which makes them stay away from all of these bad, bad habits. You haven't believed in the same way? Well, I can pull Islam but say that you have got an outwardly submission so far, you haven't yet believed your hearts haven't fully engrossed in the very things which is a habit of the mind have attached themselves towards but you have outwardly submitted while I'm holding the man have you become an Eman has not yet penetrated into your hearts. Okay, now this is this is important for us to understand.
And this is going to be the you know, the macro of what we're talking about today, which is
when we're talking about the heart what happens is anything that comes towards the heart It can first come towards the towards let's just say for example if I give you an example
if you had a castle, let's say a castle of the of the the time before then the castle will have let's say a moat around it. So there's some water around it where you know you can actually penetrate in the castle is probably got a you know, if you cross the cross the moat if you cross that water is probably got large sort of walls and so on which you can't penetrate. If you get into those walls, there's going to be several several other worlds inside for you to reach the very chamber where you've got the king or you've got the Queen inside. Okay, so traditionally they made these large castles and fortresses, and they had several layers of walls around them. And they had
even water and other things around just to make sure that nothing enters enters the heart. Nothing enters the castle easily. The same way. When you got the heart what happens is, when something comes let's self doubt, something comes of crookedness. Something comes of a disease. Normally what will happen is that it will come towards the heart but it hasn't fully entered yet. It's touched it but it hasn't entered yet. When that thing spends time with the heart, then it starts to penetrate inside. Okay, the same happens with good things. So when I've come to the masjid, so a lot of people don't don't don't understand this in a lot of people's when they go to Hajj or Umrah when they come
back. They're like wow, wow, I just can't you know believe you know, I'm amazed I'm amazed for the rest of our lives never gonna miss another Salah for the rest of our life. I'm gonna feed you know, they're on a hike. Why? Because Mecca Medina, the Kaaba, the Medina Manoa mustard on the atmosphere and the Muslims and the Grand jorf grandeur effect of all of that has touched their heart, when he touches your heart. You are someone that is that is you know, definitely affected by it. But if you don't allow that to penetrate into the heart, then it's not going to be long lasting. It's going to be a small effect and to go good or bad. There's a penetration on the heart, the deeper it goes, the
more the person you know just feels that they want to be attached to it. So So highlighting I think you will know you probably heard all these stories about you know, some guy who probably has fallen in love with a with a girl All right. Now it depends it depends how deep that love becomes. Because there can there can be certain depths
Love that this man is going to give up. Forget if you know first he get first he started to quarrel with his family. Okay? Then he started to give some monies to this to this woman. Then as his love becomes deeper and deeper, what does he do? He starts to give more money, he starts to spend more time with it, then he starts to become more distanced with the very family that were with him for his entire life. Okay. Then when he gets very deep, he's like, Well, you know what, I'm gonna, I'm gonna just give up my house. He's ready to give up his family. He's ready to give up his his whole house is ready to give up his comfort, because of this person, then comes a time when he's gone away
with her. And first he still has some attachment to his family, he might, you know, sort of call him and he might have some kind of, you know, conversation with them. But if it goes very deep, he doesn't care. You know, he can, he can be totally gone. And what happens sometimes is, years later, now, these guys they wake up.
Years later, they wake up, they wake up, they realize, you know what I'm doing. I spent the last 10 years last five years, I spent giving everything I've got just for this mad crazy love that I had. And it can get to that and so behind Allah Allah azza wa jal explained the whole Quran that the people who fell in love with worshiping the calf in the time of masala Salatu, salam, Allah said, Well, she will feed the Himalayas. Allah said that, it was almost like they drank the love potion of this calf that they were worshipping. There's a golden calf that was made in the time of musasa on Islam, somebody made it it's a long story, but they fell in love with worshipping this calf it
became an addiction, their whole you know, their whole minds were corrupted because they spent time with somebody while massage Rotherham had gone to the to the mount to the mountain to have a conversation with a large region over 40 nights. They, you know, for 40 days and 40 nights, they slowly got into this love so much Allah says Rashidi boo fi kulu v human Nigel, this is the suit of Baccarat suit number two iron number 93 he says it's almost like they drunk they drank this drank this love, like a love potion that they took inside them. Now Subhanallah What this means is that
we have to be very careful
because our hearts are always getting attached to something or another. It's always first what we learned last week is that the heart is changing, right? No never stays in the same same place. What we're learning this week is that whatever you attached your heart to there is a penetration that is involved in that so let me give you an another example to understand this. Sometimes when we cook certain dishes sometimes when we cook certain dishes what we do is we allow it to cook a little bit longer and we allow it to settle why because we want all the masala on all the spices to get right into the meat and right into the rise. I don't know if you've ever tasted certain dishes and I'm
making you hungry right now. Yeah, but the certain dishes so how do you know when you tasted that they cooked the meat Okay, you taste the meat and and inside is so bland inside it's just like white or sort of you know the red meat that you've got and you tasted you taste the meat but what happens is that on the outside the masala is there is just touched it on the outside, but it hasn't penetrated inside and if it hasn't penetrated inside
Laila you will have eliminated the food but you're not gonna enjoy that much. I'll give you another trick. Okay, some of you could try this again.
barbecues, making barbecues. Okay. And this is a really good example of giving giving regards to this. If you've ever done a barbecue, the people who do a barbecue and they take the meat and they marinate the meat and they put it straight onto the under the you know through the skewers straight onto the grill and they start the SATA Barbican straightaway. I'm telling you one thing is not going to taste is not going to taste that nice, right? It'll be okay it'll be fine. It's not gonna taste that nice. That nice Why? The better method to do it is this that you take the marinading you might need it 24 hours before or 48 hours before
48 hours before mandated before you're going to serve or before you're going to cook the cook the the meat so you might need it. Then you leave it in the fridge
for 48 hours 24 to 48 hours you leave in the fridge. What happens is all the main eating masala whatever you put in there will start to penetrate right into the meat.
It will find its way slowly the meat will suck it all inside, on it sucks it inside. Actually one thing when you cook that meat, you see you see the, the, you know, praises that you're going to get from your, from your family and from your friends. And the reason why I gave you that is because whatever you spent, you're leaving your heart with, whether it's the vicar of Allah, whether it's something that the shaytan has put in front of you, whether it's anything else, it has a penetration, and if you don't watch out, it succeed in, I want you to succeed in, you now have to allow that much time for it for you to succeed, or, or more time for you to suck out all of that,
you know, effect that he's got inside it. So what what am I trying to get to next, what I'm trying to get to next is we have our hearts. And if you've been affected by, and I'm gonna name a number of things, if you've been affected by greed.
Some people have got this greed that, you know, anytime there's money involved, anytime there's talk of money, there's the smell of money, then these people, you know, they they lose sight of everything else. Greed is a disease of the heart.
But it's got a penetration, which means that you can be slightly greedy, or you can be very heavily heavily greedy, depending on how long you've allowed this greed to, you know, absorb and be absorbed into your heart. And some people there are so greedy, that lies behind the law, it's like getting stoned is like getting blood out of a stone, when you want to get some soda clouds outside of them. They're not ready to share any of it. They don't want to give any of it because it's like, you know, it's second, it is mine. I just love it so much. And I don't want to give it to anybody else here. It just touches mine. So we will agree that greed is one. Another one is arrogance. So certain
people you'll find them. They think of themselves to be superior than others in a way that Subhanallah when the truth comes in front of them. And the person who they're looking down onto has the truth. They can't accept it.
This is arrogance. They will you know if the truth is when the person they're looking down on is like, because I'm because I feel I'm so high. Okay, I feel some so high, because I have contempt for you and your low. Okay. I know you've got the truth.
But if I accept your truth, then that means you become a higher than me, and I become lower than you.
Do you guys. Do you guys understand that? Yeah, this is this is a problem. And because they allow this arrogance to penetrate into their hearts so long,
it becomes almost impossible for them to let go of it. I mean, what was Abuja? Hell's problem with the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. It was arrogance.
Abu Gerald's problem with the province of Lawson was the very thing I just said. It's like his look down on Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. One of his big problems was this Rasulullah sallallahu is going to be treated small his mocked him his his you know, he said that you're nothing and so on. And what happens is now he sees the truth, he sees the miracles of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam but Buddha has led an entire life of arrogance. He's the big man. If you make him big, then perhaps he'll give you some credit, otherwise, you're nothing. So he's looking for his big credit Rasulullah sallallahu obviously is not going to be you know, not going to give in to him. And Abu Jamal would
not accept it, even though Abuja knew for 400% he knew that Rasool Allah had the truth.
What was the
the crime of a lease,
with gender, just
this hassle he had, and all that, but he believes his crime also was kibble. It was arrogance. He had this arrogance where he saw
him and he thought, I'm better than him, I'm greater than him. He had the hope that he's going to become the new thing on the earth or Allah would send him as a leader. And suddenly Allah creates advantage for them to become the leader of, of, you know, the world and so on. He's going to civilize the whole world and allows real has identified his problem. His problem was what his problem mainly is think about. Allah said, stack barrel Academy and caffine had this, this arrogance inside him and he's not going to accept it and doesn't matter how good the truth is, I'm not gonna accept it. Now. Imagine this quantum law. It's penetrated so deep into the heart that now it's
become impossible for this person to turn back.
What was the problem of the Jewish people in the time of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam accepting or not accepting his message and this is all in the Quran. So
bacala number two, and number 109, Allah has said has set them in India and fusi him mimbar the man of a year Allah whom Allah.
Allah said that the truth was absolutely clear to these individuals who are Jewish individuals in Rasulullah sallallahu, his time in Madina, munawwara, some of the Jewish individuals, and Allah said, the only reason why they can't accept the truth even matter.
The truth is absolutely clear to them. Allah said hassard Amina Indian Cassini, they had this jealousy. And this jealousy in the heart grew so much and he was there so deep. This was generations of jealousy a friend. It's not just that small jealousy because these people had every prophet in their lineage in the in the blood, they had every prophet that came in their blood.
They were the bonus right? And then suddenly, the best of all profits, the last prophet, the one who's supposed to be the savior of the blue stripe electron, the one who's promised in the Torah, the one who they were looking for waiting for his blood is in the Arabs and the Arabs, no way that you look down or look down on the owner lives. You can't have that blood in No, No way. No way this is gonna happen. That blood that Prophet has to be in our blood, they come in your blood. And unless that's the reason why.
And this jealousy thing, Subhana Allah Allah is in, you know, a lot of the problems that we have, you know, I've just said to you about three different problems, okay. I've said about greed, about arrogance, about jealousy, and all in the heart, all in the heart. I think about it. Yeah. When two women are fighting in the same household,
one could be a sister in law, another a sister in law, one could be a mother in law, another one can be a daughter in law, whatever, whatever the situation is.
And they're bitter towards each other and is going on for years and the bitterness is increasingly increasing. What is their what is the true problem? And on Tommy?
Jealousy, thank you, is jealousy. And that jealousy can become so bitter
that it could lead
to all kinds of troubles, it could lead to hating that other woman's children.
It happens it doesn't happen.
That woman gives birth to beautiful children. Oh my God, I hate one of because there are children looking better than my children.
Right? That woman's husband I hate because he's such a good man. I hate him because he's such a good man. Do you do and sad, jealousy. Jealousy gets in the In fact, it gets so bad. That and this is a problem we've got in the UK. Whether you want to know me allows you to protect all of us. And we've got a big problem in this country. And in the Western world, is that we've got we've got we've got good money talking about you know, you know, when you got diseases, the heart and you got money, ooh, foo, foo, foo, foo, foo.
Poison, thank you, brother in his poison. It's led to people committing black magic on one another, there's been a huge, huge problem.
Because of what jealousy
black magic, and they think they're absorbed, they say I never did it.
I just went to some Hindu person
who just happened to have the Voodoo things in their hands, who I just gave some money to, I didn't do it. I send someone else over there to give them money over. So it's not me. He's not you.
And you know what, we've got a huge problem. I'm not saying there's a small problem, we've got a huge problem, man. I know. In fact, I go to Bangladesh. And we've got cases over there. But we seem to have more cases over here. Even some of the scholars over there saying what's going on with you guys in the UK, we seem to have more cases of these wild sort of black magic cases coming from the UK than we have in Bangladesh. And the only reason why is because the people in the UK have got money money. Insane. When you got a disease of the heart and you got money. It's a huge problem. Because it goes it drifts into you know, it rips into the entire system, they'll rip into everything
they'll tell us the money to go as far as they got to hurt the other person. But if I asked you the question now, what was the reason for these two people to hate each other for them to quarrel, argue hate each other, you know, faces hate each other, everything about them and eventually end up one of them ends up doing something very horrible to the other. And it could be even trying to you know, cause
suffocation whatever to each other, whatever it is, or even the black magic that I said, what, what made them do this. The thing is, it's a disease, the heart purchase hazard, which is that jealous jealousy. And each one of these things when it enters the heart, it in an IF penetrates inside, if you don't do something about it to to take it out or to solve the problem that you've got inside you, you can't you know you're you're on the you're on the wrong path and you're going to damage yourself, one, you can make one mistake after another mistake. And guess what, logically your head will tell you that you're doing the wrong thing. But you just can't help it. Why? Because this is
the heart. And the problem with the big problem that I'm trying to identify is that when it goes deep into the heart foof, you've got a big problem. A lot of the
there's a lot of people out there
who've got a problem in the heart, that the heart has had a disease inside it, I mentioned this earlier, that heart has a disease inside it that they love the opposite gender.
Now, if you can't control yourself in that, okay, the gender relationship that we've got, if you can't control yourself, if you can't make yourself feel that, look, you know what, I've got one woman, and I'm happy and you know, this is nikka and finished, and we just gonna move on. And I don't need to sort of, you know, look in elsewhere and look for illicit relationships and so on. If you can't control yourself, it's a huge problem, because it's going to take you from one trouble to another trouble to another trouble. All those people who gamble
all those people who have got that problem of gambling, people who've got problems of let's say, the the alcohol, they've got, you know, addiction problems. Okay? What's the problem?
What was their problem?
their problem was, perhaps sloth something, some some kind of laziness, something where they just let themselves go. Their problem was that they lost self discipline. Why? Because they allowed a disease to get into the hardware, they was greed or something else, they allowed that to get inside. And when that grows, and it penetrates inside and you lose everything I look at gamblers.
gamblers start with the one pounds, they start with a few pennies, and then it becomes an addiction. And what they say is vanilla, they say and this is studies about people who gamble.
The people who gamble
you know, first was the greed of the of the money, you know, they wanted to get the extra money. So they thought, you know what, I can get 100,000 pounds and a million pounds, you know, soon, when the gambler has has spun into loss and loss and sometimes wins and sometimes losses, you know what, what they say the psychological study of a gambler is
they're looking for the crave of the win
is not about the money anymore. Yes, they want the money. But more than the money they are for the crave of being in a position in the winner, you know, when you've just won something and you go, Wow, I took all that risk. I put a sign my heart in this. I thought I might lose everything. And the moment I gambled it and then I want this you
wanna see in the faces of those on gambling with on the Faisal blog, because they will last and I'm like, Whoa, you know, the thrill there after that. That becomes addiction. what's the what's the problem of the of the person who's who's alcoholic?
They have, you know, rough law, which I mentioned last week, which is being absent minded, just total total is lost, lost with your thoughts, you know, just just not thinking about what you're supposed to think of this is known as offline just away from Allah azza wa jal.
They, they becomes an addiction to this. That's a disease of the heart, it enters. And the person seeks to forget all their problems by drinking alcohol. So they drink, they drink, they drink, and when they get drunk, it's like, it's in a state where you've got no worry. So what are they after? They're not after the taste of the alcohol. The one who's addicted to alcohol is not after the taste of that drink. By the way, I haven't drunk yet. I don't know about gambling. Yeah. Just talking about the, I'm interested in knowing why. You know, the psychological reasons behind this. And if you go deep, what you find is that the one who's addicted to drinking is they're not doing it
because of the taste of the wine. Yes, they got the taste of the wine and they love that. Yes, but there are for a certain effect. What they're afraid is Gulf law, which is just just forget about everything. The one who takes drugs is in the same same position.
Because they want to get to the state where they can think about whatever they want to think and they want to have a maximum amount
have thought in that area and is again is ruffler. And that makes them like it brings them a certain kind of addiction and then the last
what happens to the one who kills the murderer?
Where's his Where's his problem? Tell me
the one who killed somebody else?
What's the problem? Don't tell me.
You can say craziness. Yes, but there is a state that they have to be able to think that you know what, I'm gonna pick up that gun and I'm gonna go and shoot that person. Anger
and anger is another thing that can come into the heart. When it comes, it can totally take over.
And it's one of those things that depends how deeply penetrate penetrates again, which is that you can be angry a little bit you can be angry, you know a lot and this loss of Allah has described this in a hadith. And he said there's four types of people when it comes to anger. That is intimidating. He says there's the type of person one type of person
it takes them a long time to get angry.
But a long time to calm down. Do you guys guys done it took him a long time to get angry. But a long time to come down. Okay batti
batti on fake
It takes them in
a short time to get angry
and a short time to come down Saturday or Sunday on faith so they could get angry they have outbursts they get angry and they come down again quick and really quickly and they come down now they have these spouts all the time. Okay
both again the problematic the first one that okay takes a long time to get angry but one is angry man you know it is this part is a problem taking time to cool down the second one The problem is that they keep on
And no time three is it takes them they get angry really quickly is the worst type. They get angry really quickly.
And it takes them a long time to cool down. She said he bought
the proposal awesome says that. He's really quick. And once angry takes a long time to calm down. Man, you don't want to have a husband or wife like that. But I'll tell you
and the best one the province of London described is
the city but the city or fate he said the one that it takes a long time to get angry. But a short time to cool down. You guys in Sun and Rasulullah sallallahu was of that type
you guys in Santa Rosa Lhasa Lhasa was of this of this type that it took a long time for you to make him angry. But when he was angry, he calmed down really quickly. Now, with regards to the other three types that we explained, these are problems and depending on how bad you are in terms of the penetration Ranga into your heart. I mean, you could have a small problem to a big problem. But again, it's a problem. And something like those people who get around to get angry is like they don't care. You know, that's it. It's you know, gee, great noises like crazy anger, which is just not good coming coming down. What will they do, they will start coming to crime, whether it's
shooting someone harming someone doing something bad, they will do it. But it's again, it's a disease of the heart that slowly slowly, you know catches on and and if you don't sort the problem out, then it's gonna go on, and it could do something very harmful. Now these are things that I've said on the negative side. On the positive side, you've got things as well.
So on the positive side, you've got taqwa. For example, taqwa the Quran has mentioned. A taqwa again has levels of penetration.
You could have a taqwa, which is a very sort of you know, light taqwa, you could have a taco that deeply penetrates into the heart. The taqwa that deeply penetrates into the heart is going to be the one that will take you a long way to be with a lie even in your close even your most private time. Even the time and no one's looking at you even the depth of the night you will still not seen even if you are left with a woman next to you and no one's gonna watch no one's gonna ever take your cat to you to account for what you've done. You wouldn't do it. You wouldn't you wouldn't go near that woman. Even when you left with a million pounds or 2 million pounds let's say you're then in a place
with no no cameras, no nothing not gonna have any traces on you. And you've got the money right in front of you.
You can just pay
Get up and you can just take it. Even at that time you won't you won't do it because of the penetration of taqwa. And this is the thing which is the Quran. If you look at all over the Quran from beginning to end, it's got this theme of taqwa which will we will visit all the all of these things will try and visit them at some point. But the thing is, once taqwa gets in with one stockwork gets in into the heart, the more deeper the awkward was, taco taco is an automatic defense system against sins, okay, so that when the moment of sin arises, you have something inside you that straightaway connects with a law. Your mind connects with a law, your heart connects with a law, and
it says, My, my connection with the law is much stronger than what I'm seeing here right now. And you have this defense of warding yourself against from sin because your heart is connected with the law. That's what taqwa is. The deeper you go with taqwa the better of a person, a believer you become. Let me give you another another one, a man, for example, which we've covered in one of the earlier early parts of the series. Okay. Imagine again, the more Eman you have, the deeper up man goes Subhana line as in, the greater your attachment will be with with the laws of Israel and the greater the benefits that you'll see. And imagine again, like what we what we just seen in pseudo
100 I quoted this today that that allows reason set to those Bedouins? He said, Don't say that you believing No. You've got an outwardly believe outwardly submission. But your hearts haven't yet. Your Eman hasn't penetrated into your hearts. This is suitor number 49 and number 12, or 13. You think number 1213 you'll find around while I'm here the holy man have you become the man has not penetrated into your hearts. Once a man penetrates into the heart, it's something different. Let's talk about tawakkol a person who depends on a lot. We've got many levels of that again, many different forms of envision. Normally, you know you sitting down here if I was to tell you that
do you do you trust? Do you have all your trust in Allah you say yes.
But a lot of us we've got things in the back of our minds that are supporting that taqwa.
Giving support to that taqwa. Right? So if I'd said to you, do you have your full trust in Eliza Yeah, I've got my full trust in Allah. Anyone would say that. But in the back of our mind, the support is I've got money.
And the atmosphere was a money I can you know, go go and get some pills, prescriptions, whatever, see the doctors, I've got family and the atmosphere, you know, my family, my family, my friends, our family, our friends. design that's in the back of the mind supporting all of that, of course, we've got these family families, we've got the friends we've got the monies and so on but true to our color a lot is that my family can even do anything my friends can do anything the money in my bank can do anything the state of my health can do anything. That's true total, even though I'm very healthy, my power cool my dependence on you know, me being good in the future is not on my on my
health. It's on the fact that Allah has full power of my health is not, you know, if I if I go somewhere, let's say for example, if I go somewhere, am I afraid? No, I'm not afraid. Why are you not afraid to go in this place? Why? Because I know if anything happens to me, I can call so and so I can call the police. I can call my friend I can call so and so touch of a button. I'll get them to come down. This is in the back of the mind.
That is, again, I'm not saying that it's wrong to have that in your mind. I'm not saying is wrong. Okay. Right. But what I'm trying to say to you is that a person who has the crew, you know, the penetration through the heart is that yes, I have got police that can come towards my rescue. I've got family and friends that can come towards my rescue, but
I don't depend on them. I depend on Allah.
And if Allah wants to use some means on the earth, for my protection, and that's good. But Allah Himself can protect me without any of these means.
Though I have gotten the means Do you all understand what I'm trying to say? There's many different levels of you know of these that we've got. Let's talk about the the inclination of a person towards the Quran.
There are different levels again, there are people who listen to Quran and Masha Allah Al Hamdulillah wonderful recitation. I wish I could read like that, or I love to read I love to listen to the Quran when it's being recited. That's it. There are other people who recite it themselves on a daily basis. But there's other people who go further, who recite the Quran, who understand the Quran. That's another level of penetration. There are those who don't
Stop, because Allah has mentioned all of this no Quran. Allah has said there's a cross there's there's the Terra just to read. Allah has taken our reading, you know again and again going over it again again recitation. Okay? That's the second form. Allah has said there are those who will read the Quran. And last and yet avec karoon. The make your reflection out of the Quran that del del Ponte Del Sol take a lesson of the Quran. Allah has said all
those people who go deeply they ponder over the verse of the Quran, there are different levels. There are many different levels. Allah said Jeff Calhoun, those who will have a deeper understanding of the Quran, Allah said those who just know that there are many different levels of in allowing our our attachment to the Quran. Now, when the heart has got something good that comes to it, let's not think that just because we had this good effect for a moment or for a few moments that is going to be there for a long time though, and let's not think that I am free from the shaytans was wasa
or the shaytans you know, you know, the whisperings that he gives, none of us are free from that. The moment we can be free from the from the shaytans what's so sad is when our hearts are attached to a loss of justice, very clear in the Quran and the Sunnah, that when they when they Vicar when there's actual remembrance of God shaytan finds it very difficult to give the verses into the heart. Well, where does where does shaytan come to to give us wasa
led us to Sufi Salinas in the Quran is in the last suit of the Quran, it says it's the same place where the shaitaan will come. Because what the shaytan knows is, the shaytan knows that if I'm going to take over this human being there's one place for me to go to what's that?
To the main bedroom, I told you about that castle, I told about that castle, right. But the castle about moat outside about the the walls about the many different walls inside about the chamber right inside shaytan knows that the whole human being to get to the human being you got to get to the heart. And that's why he gives the whispers into the hearts I wanna shaytan comes, he's gonna try and make his first his his first thing is he wants you to be in hafla He wants you to be in an in a state where you're not thinking of a law, he's gonna try some way something to put you in a position put me in a position where you're kind of getting along with your life, but you're not, you know,
attached to a lost remembrance. So that's, that's absolute madness. Once he's got you locked in a golf club position, then it's easy for him to put his was was easy for him. So for example, in all those examples I gave you, you saw a beautiful woman, right? And he makes you look at again and again. He put he makes you think, you know more and more about uh, he's got you locked. Now every time you look at a you've got to reflect you've got this absent mindedness. Okay, he made you look at money or make you look towards the wealth and made you sort of the you know, what if I had 10,000? I could do this for 20,000, I could do that. Yeah, let me get some money. And he puts you in
a system where you're earning money, you're getting some kind of you know, more and more, he puts you in hafla.
where you're like, you're now after the money. You're looking at the you know, everyday you're looking at a camera today, how much of how much you have yesterday, make comparisons? How much will I have tomorrow? What what are my plans for the year? What can I buy with this? What are all that? He's got you in hafla? Right? Once he's got uniflow with something, his next thing is a lady us with a few sooner than then he can stay there. And he can he can put a lot of whisperings inside the heart. That woman who was jealous of another woman what happened.
Again, he made it feel in a certain way that she was, you know, she was not going to have it. She's not going to have that woman telling her what to do. She's not going to have the woman around, you know, being like that. She's not going to have that beautiful woman being around and she's looked around. She's not as important as her because everyone else is looking at her right now. I mean, it starts from there. But now that she's got her eyes fixed onto that.
He's put her into overflow. She's not thinking of a law when she's doing all of this. She's not thinking of that she's fixed onto that. Those people on drugs, those people on alcohol, addictions, he's got them linked to something and then his work starts his main work starts which is he's going to carry on putting whisperings inside and when he puts whisperings inside, what he's doing is he's making these people move further and further because he's penetrating into their hearts. He's penetrating rotten thoughts. Now. There's, there's good news as well. I don't want to I don't want to leave you off in a bad note and think that Allahu Akbar stuff loud is oh my god Am I gonna stay
away from all of this
Leave sahadi that tells us or at least it's got a sort of good, good change.
And Rasool Allah has told us is that every person has been given one Angel and one Devil Devil, that is, that is basically just you know, given to them. Right? So basically, for every devil, there's a devil that is trying to get to my heart. Okay? Allah azza wa jal has given every single person here, including me, an angel, that counterattacks what the shaytan might want to do to my heart. So just as the shaytan is trying to penetrate, and trying to get in hoffler, trying to get me in a state where I'm forgetting a lot. The angel is trying to make me remember Allah. Have you ever had these thoughts when you go towards a bad sort of thing or saw your article? And somebody tells you, I
shouldn't be I shouldn't be doing this. I don't think
I shouldn't be doing this. Have you had those thoughts?
Only few people said yes, the rest of you Mashallah Angel sitting here Marsh a lot of our vgt. Right.
If you've had those thoughts, those thoughts come directly from the angel.
We're equally if the shaitaan wants to put that injection inside you, the angel tries to remind you that no, look, Allah is watching. Don't do this. It's not right. It should be remembering Allah should be going through the right path. I shouldn't be doing this, that angel is appointed to to make you think the right thing. So you don't end up on the Day of Judgment saying or law, you know, it wasn't a fair test.
You guys insane. You put me on the earth, you fall isn't around me. And then you send the devil and he comes to my hand and he's injecting inside there and I'm getting drugged up with the whisperings of the shaytan you could have put some antidote in the inside there to put me back to normal again, we'll put the antidote already okay. He's put an angel that gives you all those good thoughts. So today's session was
more than the heart, it was about the penetration into the heart, and we're gonna understand is that good or bad? Each and every one of us in any state of our lives. We could have something and this is before we close today. This is the thing that no one Not a single one of us ever stays in the same condition for our entire life.
You don't understand so even today, martial law, Hamlet, you come to the masjid. You listen to this, you're in a good practice, you come for a shot to the masjid. You are You know, you're inclined towards the deen to the Quran? And don't you ever think that that has to be the same state you're in for another 30 years? May Allah May Allah give us tofield say I mean, but that doesn't have to be the case. Right? And we're always shifting, and what's shifting us all these old woman's shaytaan one thing but you know, there's there's also our own conditions that are happening outside there. And if we don't watch out, we could we could shift in time. And also, there's good news in this,
which is, if you think today, you're not that close to Allah,
then all you got to do is you've got to find a way to de clog the heart and get the get the wrong penetration out, right, and get the right penetration into the heart. And you'd be you'd be there, you'd be fine. Now what we're going to do in the next few sessions is we're going to visit these one by one, right? We're going to visit the different, you know, good states of the heart, as well as the backstage of the heart. And I'm going to give further things of for example, how how do you how do you get yourself, you know, a person who's like in any one of these case, let's say you've got jealousy, you've got arrogance, let's say you've got one of the diseases of the heart. How do you
get yourself to come out of that? And to be on the good side? And what the shady and what's gonna happen next few sessions, for example, someone who's arrogant. The opposite of that is humbleness. How do you move yourself from an arrogant state to a humble state? What are the things that you need to go through? What's the process to make yourself move out of that? Someone who's greedy? The opposite of that is to be generous. How do you move greed from your heart and become generous? How do you do that? So all these opposites? We're going to visit them one by one inshallah, in the next few sessions.
Have you got any question before we end up what announcement to make as well? anyone got any questions on today? Or even? Yes, last last week's session. Any questions?
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