Channel: Hatem al-Haj
benefit from this particular course, maybe more than the previous course and following courses, this is particularly important for us.
This will follow a little bit different format because like we said, we will intersperse classes with with the scanner classes, and the scanner classes have different
classes, I'm not going to be using the board too often, we're not going to be having a PowerPoint presentation. The scanner class is really
cool for the use of PowerPoint or the board to frequently maybe a few explanations here and there.
And we will be reading from this book. And we'll go over the book and the author of the book quickly briefly. But we will try as much as we can, or I will try as much as we can, as much as I can, to not branch off too often. Because you always you're always tempted to branch off. And if we branch off, we will not be able to finish the course within a reasonable time.
So the inner dimensions of
the prayer is the force that we will go over and we will try to go over it within the next six weeks and so up to that we could move on to the next class.
Not so that we can move on to the next step, so that we can finish it within a reasonable time for everyone to benefit from it. Until
you know not a couple of dropouts. Because we really want people to finish this particular course about the prayers. Why is that important course because the you know, perfecting our prayers, particularly perfecting the dimensions of our prayers is about the most importance.
This is the one thing that is too close to us to be seen by us that whenever we're looking for
ways or means to promote our Eman, enhance our demand, strengthen our faith, strengthen our belief, increase our certainty, we're looking around, but the one thing that is extremely close to us may not be observed by us because it is extreme closeness and there is
affair, which means that things are too close may not be apparent.
Or it may be concealed from you because of the closest because of their proximity. So we always talk about how do we increase our increase our faith, our certainty? And how do we find the sweetness of the man or the sequence of faith, and we can have this
things to do
things to read.
But we don't pay enough attention to the phrase. And that should be our main source for the promotion, enhancement of our email man, our faith and our connection with God is a civil Salah is the server is that connection? Is there a way to connect with our divorce a loss of God.
So that is it is a very important course and we do spend a lot of time also on perfecting the modalities or the technicalities. Now I don't want to say technicalities prayers are not
eliciting the importance of perfecting the prayer the way the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to do it or pray the way the proper Southern use to pray this is also part of devotion and I repeat this so often that correctness is an indication of devotion. Because when you're devoted to allow your saint ally worship you as you please not as I please and worship you as you please not as like these have no one knows what pleases you more than your messenger.
So, I follow the messenger and they follow the messenger you know strictly and I tried to emulate his surgeon precisely to please you.
So it is a sign of devotion. It is not about you know superficial technicalities, absolutely not. So correctness is important but
Also, the interior is more important than the exterior.
And the prophet SAW someone that told us that enough just to be mobile.
And the purposes of them said there is like a piece of flesh inside the body and is rectified the whole body's rectified, and he pointed to his heart and
wealth or your wealth, neither wealth nor offspring would be of any benefit, except for one who returns to the heart that is sound argument, this argument is sound to the interior has greater importance, which does not mean that the exterior
interior does not refer importance and we will talk about the inner dimensions of the prayer, you know, or
to have more for sure how to have more humility submissiveness, tranquility and calmness and your prayer which is the meaning of
about humility and tranquility. It is about submissiveness, humidity,
And we do need to talk about this more and we need we do need to make this objective for ourselves, you know, perfecting our prayers, making sure that we get the most out of our prayers we this needs to be like one of our main goals, if we need to be testing our prayers over time.
are we finding peace in predators? are we finding contentment and prayers are the prayers that
are in the comfort of our eyes and our comfort of our hearts? Like the prophets have allowed us to say to give us comfort with it
gives us comfort is code to the salon that staff comfort in the prayers give us comfort with the prayers of so are we finding comfort in the prayers? are we finding sweetness in the prayers are we able to connect? are we feeling the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala when we pray, are we truly conversing with a lot or just making the reservation
to finish off the Fatiha
and move on to the report and get it done with the prey. Oftentimes, we like to be honest with ourselves, often times we come back from work and you want to play awesome. So that you could eat here so that you could just get over this, he want to get it over with so that you can move on to the next sort of pleasant
function of the day just having dinner. And that's part of the reason why the prophets Allah says when
when an assignment
is presented to you,
is presented to you in an assignment where I shall have dinner first concept first before the predator is shot. So that you you're not distracted.
So that you're getting the food over with and then you're concentrating on your creditors.
So we have to ask ourselves, if if, if we are enjoying our prayers, if we're yearning for our prayers, that we wait for the next prayer, to have comfort and to have contentment?
Oftentimes, we don't.
Many of us don't.
And we have to be honest with ourselves,
at least many times we don't, if we if we do many times, but many times we don't many times or to this track that many times we're too busy, many times will just want to praise so that we can
and that is a tragic loss. You know, each trailer that that is not what that is, where you do not give you 100% to is a tragic loss. It's it's a missed opportunity. And it doesn't come back unfortunately. So we have to make sure that each one of the five daily prayers are being mindful and you're given your 100% to that prayer. That is your best opportunity to increase your faith to promote your Eman and
to have the sweet connection with your door your order your maker
This book, the inner dimensions of the prayer, the translation, I like the translation of this book because he took the liberty to translate the meanings without being too strict or sort of too faithful to the letter. Because sometimes when you're too faithful to the letter,
the language becomes a little too stiff, because every language has its own sense of logic or flow. So he was really not very, not to, not to Facebook to the letter, which made the translation flexible and made it a good translation, but he was also
basically too reckless and has translation, it's not like to lose, use, convey meanings with
accuracy, to a great extent, we may point out a few things in the translation,
your sports and stuff, but the inner dimensions of the prayer is the loose translation for the
The salon it was okay somehow. So, the original title for this particular
that I wrote, is Serato. salon, which means the secrets of prayer and the difference.
The balancing between the
between tasting the prayers literally have tasting songs and music, between the pleasure of prayers and the pleasure of listening to songs and music. So he
challenging the people who seek happiness and seek pleasure elsewhere, to
come to the prayers
that come through the prayers, and seek that happiness and pleasure in the prayers have tried with devotion, try with devotion, to seek that happiness from the prayers. And the challenge here is that if you truly do this with devotion, you will be able to discover the huge difference, the enormous difference between looking for, or seeking happiness, seeking pleasure seeking contentment, in
songs and music, and, and anything else, you know, it's not just songs and music, and we may elaborate on this a little bit more. And so when we when we come to, but from from any source, any temporary source of happiness that people, people seek pleasure from binge eating, you know, from
frequent snacking, rocking your bags, these are people stimulate themselves in so many different ways. They're looking for gratification, they're looking for satisfaction, you know, check your Facebook status, or check the status of your friends on Facebook. And then put your cell phone in your pocket and then only
pull it out in five minutes and check your Facebook status or check the status of your friends you're looking for. Get in there, there is a discontented spirit here, this contented soul that is looking for some pleasure somewhere by looking into the fridge for something to eat or drink or by trying to listen to music or by trying to you know,
watch something or hear something you're just looking to stimulate yourself you're looking to
basically please or a piece that hungry thirsty, this infant. So that is looking for a searcher and you're not able to provide proper nurture for
so before we start with the Times
Book, like I said, I just wanted to tell you about the actual title which is our salon. VEDA
a salon salon.
And quickly go over a very brief biography, not biography I'll just briefly briefly tell you about those of you who are not
of law was a great scholar of the seventh and eighth century belongs more than a century. That's when he contributed to Islamic scholarship. He was born in the year 691, after he died in the year 751, after his era
751 after eight years went by more than 6691 after
And there are
some testimonials here about
her sort of many good ones here I want you to read, read them all, but particularly relevant to the topic.
To this particular topic is one from Roger, and one from evening can see mailbox to mercy on them. And if we're not going to because
those people are his contemporaries and his friends. And he has many features, the most famous of his teachers is certainly
But ignore Adam says this.
He says email lack of mercy on animals constant in worship and performing the main prayer, reaching the limits in lengthening his prayer and devotion. He was constantly in a state of vague and had an intense love for Allah. So that is this is
happening and fear says that said I would read the last paragraph of nikka fierce testimony, he says and you're talking about Nicosia, who had seen you know, luminaries, this was like a time of blossoming
in terms of Islamic scholars
and in Nicosia, have seen a lot of luminaries of his time.
And you have learned from from a lot
these people were their contemporaries, greatly matters to
there's so key
some other caveat as well and others, great scholars and
contemporaries. But if we can see ourselves here, I do not know of anyone in the world in this time, who is a greater worshiper than him is talking about
his prayer used to be very lengthy with prolonged
prolonged bowing and frustrations, his colleagues, these his copies, you know, those luminaries was great scholars they mount
would criticize him for this, criticize them for the length of
their, you know, so they're just telling him Don't be excessive.
Be mother, give, give more time for rest.
Be kind to your body, things of that nature. They will criticize him for this yet he never retorted back nor did he abandon this practice. So this is someone who truly found sweetness in prayer. This is someone who truly found comfort in prayer. So whatever he has to tell us here about the prayers and the inner dimensions of the prayers must be very valuable. And it is coming from experience not just from drawing others, not just from just intellectual
Okay, so let's not waste too much time. Let's start with what it has to tell us here.
On page 16, chapter one With the name of Allah, Merciful, the Most Merciful, the Most Merciful. That's probably Translated
fame and Josie. His name was a pioneer for edmontonian because his father was the principal of Josie
No, that's cool.
May Allah May Allah bestow His mercy upon himself. This is a discourse on the inclination towards listening to music and songs versus the affinity to salah and the Korean.
And then later on, he said it will also elucidate the inverse relation between the two inclinations, the inverse relation between the two equations, these trying to say
these two things do not really coexist in my heart, you know, the love of the parameters, the love of music and songs do not coexist in one car, and one of them will purchase the other one out there is an inverse relationship between the two, one of them will prevail, one of them will take over.
So listening to songs and use it because I am quite sure that despite the fact that this is not about, despite the fact that we should not branch off for that quite sure that many of you will be saying or some of you will be saying does that mean that it is to listen to any songs that listen to any music, that listen to any poetry
to listen to any rhythms? And is it a sign of weakness of faith?
Whenever we do this, and is it a sign that we don't enjoy the prayer and we don't find pleasure in the forever?
No, it is not always a sign is separate between two things at the outset of this discussion separate between songs and music. That's the first separation the first important separation signs do not always entail the presence of music. And separate between music that is basically percussion instruments and the other forms of ancient instruments, global stringed instruments and so on percussion instruments are permissible in certain cases, have been controversial in certain cases, but there is a separation here, between
percussion instruments and other types of instruments. So, these are important separations of the opposite of things, separate between songs and music separate in what was in music between percussion instruments and other types of instruments, why is it important, that we separate, because I cannot say that the Prophet sallallaahu, who listens to poetry did not enjoy the parameter, the Prophet used to listen to poetry, and use appreciate the poetry and we used to have
a sign his poetry inside the customer.
I cannot also say that the prophet to allow the
two young girls to think for himself and he said, this is the day of our aides and let them sing, you know, leave them alone, I cannot say that the practice was, was allowing God to do something that is,
particularly inferior without pointed out to her that, you know, I will let you do this this time, but you shouldn't do it in the next time or something like this, that
also that is that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said the
Muslims and just as a very beautiful boys have used the same for this is a marching, marching grisms head that is like marching Griffins, like when you have a rhythm to so when workers laborers sing, when the prophets or some other companions were digging the trench, they were singing, you know, I love them and ice and ice.
You hope this singing you call this chanting you've called this
recording whatever. But it was rhythmic repetition of words that are that are varieties. So that prismic repetition of words that have rhymes whenever you want to go further whenever you want to go, but that's what the repeating.
there is no life except for the life in the hereafter.
Sorry, forgive the uncertain algebra. And certainly if
these are words that are suitable for the project, and it contains to be championed, but it was to facilitate the digging of the trench is something sort of lift up the spirit while you're working laborers all over the world doing this while they're working particularly hard labor, construction workers and so on. They
people who marched to the battlefield or marched, you know, people who are traveling on the bus, they may like to sing the song. And that is not inferior because that would have not been permitted in the presence of the Prophet sallallahu
profit center and Joshua who have this beautiful voice is provided them
which means tone it down,
you know, tone it down and just
be gentle to that fragile lessons that will be on the Gamble's
here we translated as fragile vessels, but
be gentle to the delicate ones, keep in mind that language itself is
that's a whole different discussion. So when when you translate, be mindful of
the audience and be mindful of the culture of the audience.
So the profits are sort of the same to him, don't let the candles move too fast, or don't fit the cabinets rock the women too hard, be gentle on the candles, because your voice your beautiful boys is just like stimulating, over stimulating the counts. And amounts, the amounts they were right.
So in this case, this rhythmic singing while you're marching while you're laboring while you're sitting alone, if you want to have some temporary pleasure in listening to a song or listening to poetry, or something of that nature, or if there is a particular event, where you want to listen to something, such as the need such as weddings and so on, the prophets have some advice that the same during weddings, and they also use the look for during weddings.
But you will find one thing that is particularly interesting is that they did not really seek happiness in singing, they showed happiness by singing.
And whenever they so if this was during the weddings, you know, things of that nature that they exhibited, be showing happiness by singing, they were not looking for happiness, insane.
And whenever we were singing, you know, this this thing of a
for, like pleasure or stimulation, it was it was more like for the body, not the spirit. It was more for like marching rhythms, you know, basically stimulate the body of the Spirit. So whenever the inner, we're looking for stimulating the spirit or contenting the spirit or pleasing the spirit, they did not really look for songs or music to do this. They found this in the forehead, and in the salon. That is one big distinction. So we're not saying that categorically listening to songs is forbidden.
or listening to good poetry is forbidden. We're just saying that
the people who truly have a face forever and first of all, they will be finding happiness in the forehead and in the salon. When they have when they're happy sometimes they may show happiness by saying and when they want to basically simulate the body or lift up the body that they may sing, such as when they are doing hard labor things of that nature has you will be able to trace in the Sunnah of the prophet SAW. He was in the best conditions at all times.
So whatever he then cannot be
The issue of music Why did I say that at the outset, let's separate music because most conservative Muslims,
quote, unquote, conservative.
They believe that music is forbidden I believe music is forbidden for different
also clearly stated that music is forbidden. We're talking about non percussion instruments here. We're talking about non Russian instruments. They believe that music is permitted.
Here are some great scholars to believe music is not for them. And I believe that this is an executable difference. And I'm not saying it's an excusable difference to encourage you to listen to music, because I believe it is forbidden. And I believe before in the form of episode that this for that I believe that there is, you know, that it is enough that before agreed on the prohibition and that we have a textbook revelation that supports this with an agreement with the foreign memes, that I believe that was enough
to deter us from this. But at the same time, we have, we have to be also
respectful to the other in terms of the other state that our
the one that is particularly famous versus with my husband, but he was not the only one, he is just
brought forth the strongest argument.
So but so when I'm talking about sending it from here on, I'm talking about sending without music, because that is at least in my book
So I'm talking about singing without music. So listening to songs in this case would be okay. And would be fine. If it is not excessive.
It is not hard content, words, meanings.
It is not distracted.
It is not for the wrong reason. Okay. It is not excessive.
Even if you're listening to good songs,
for the right reason, and everything but but you're you're always listening to songs. That's the problem. That's why the format that they talked about,
you know that listening to songs is dislike when you hear something like this, and then you hear that the profits are
low and just have to say for the caravan that and you think ah, so didn't
know, it means that outside of the impacts of these contexts where the prophet SAW some kind of visit, it would be helpful to help improve your life. If you're being excessive about it, it would be much shorter.
When you have time for reflection, when when do you have time for things? Or when will you have time for air? When What do you have time for peace and calmness, tranquility, quietness, when we have time for your family, whenever they have time for your work, when you want to have time for a serious business for this life or the hereafter. When you allow yourself to serenity, you're driving, and you're listening to music, and people put their headphones in their ears while they're driving is crazy. like
crazy. So when you hear the scholars saying that this despite, and then you use the century itself, so big The problem is no one
knows that the proper allow is to do something that businesslike without pointing this out to her. It's not true, she was listening on the day, that would be fine. That's not excessive.
Just like when we say that it is to eat or drink while standing. And sometimes the profit rate was 70. So if this is every once in a while, like you're out in the street, and it was it is inconvenient to sit down and drink because you're solving the street. Generally speaking, if you want to eat and drink, sit down, be mindful of this, you know,
gave you and sit down and eat. And
by the way, there are dietitians who actually talk about mindful eating and if you make eating a ritual,
versus you know, sort of like on the go function, and
there is actually a good amount of research on this. But what we're trying to say here is it wouldn't be okay. Every once in a while that listen, as long as you're not being excessive. And as long as the content is is reasonable.
The content is reasonable means that there is no lewdness, there is no obscenity, but the purposes are here, you know,
precise poetry that didn't have some gasoline, or they have some description of women energy
is just like
short glimpses of this
then it would be basically permitted allowed to listen to the rest of the the poetry balance is the whole of the Cavaliers, right? champion of in front of the processor. So, the beginning of it from the customs of the air customs or the error codes custom
in started by describing
his beloved. So, the province of Southern Denmark treaty centers are not reprimanded for it because it was their custom. But that was not about describing the old itself was not about it's just the beginning of it, which tells you that you will be served forgive forgiving,
particularly because artists they do have their own
culture and their own ways of doing things that you will be more forgiving of slight
Again, like you know, if you're listening to
if you're watching a documentary and there is music in the documentary, you're watching, actually intending to listen to the music or just listening to the documentary that beneficial one or the news or anything, then the youth, then listening to music here is not listening. It's here in your ear, you're not you're not understanding their ear and you're not listening, which which will be fine. In this case. So it's not like sensitive is not caught on. And we said that there is a little bit of flexibility here with
slight deviations and is not distracting, it doesn't distract you from things that are important than that are superior.
It does not for the wrong reason. It is not for no reason means that you're not doing just to comfort your spirit,
or to find pleasure to find satisfaction, gratification, spiritual gratification, because that is not to be solved in music and songs. That is not to be solved in science, eating books, that you should not be trying to find comfort, a temporary one. Yes, a temporary lifted up of the syrup by listening to books on making, but not for the permanent fix, not for the cure. You don't this is not a cure for the disease of the heart. This is not a cure for that. Basically,
the tiredness of the spirit is someone who has an ancient keeps on scratching it. And he never goes to the doctor and he never looks for treatment for his age. You just you have been structuring every time you capture an image. You feel good. Right while you're scratching. Once you start sprouting, you're interesting. And that is where you know that's exactly what people do in the you know,
eat for comfort, or listen to music for comfort, or watch something or whatever the people do to find comfort and some people
more excessive practices for comfort, and worse types of addiction for comfort. But there are many types of addiction By the way, that are not called addiction. People do do these or people fall into them for comfort. So the true comfort of the Spirit will not be found in the refrigerator. So like if you're going back and forth, if you find yourself going back and forth the refrigerator to look for something to eat, and you're actually not hungry because he had just eaten there. You have to understand that that your restless spirit, your restless spirit is looking for a nurture is looking for comfort
Now in the refrigerator.
The same applies to listening to songs. And the same applies to checking your Facebook status. The same applies to all forms of addiction.
Okay, so now, notice that
as long as you're not excessive, you may be able to seek pleasures in these temporary sort of sources of pleasure. But make sure that when your
soul is hungry for nurture and comfort, that you seek them from the prayers, pray, sat in the prayers, say to yourself, like I used to say, let's have comfort. That's tough comfort in the prayer
the salon is tranquility for worshipers and law's gift to the believers. It's imperative for you to know that supplies without any doubt the domain of tranquility for devotees to be in I would translate more happiness lovers, because that is what have been means right? devotees we Why do we do that we
Why do we Why are we trying to actually use the word we love?
Love we are His love
And that sense has no negative connotations. We're just not gonna walk away from you know, beautiful meanings because our cultural connotations.
It is imperative for you to know that Salah is without any doubt the domain of tranquility for the lovers, the lovers of Alaska the enjoyment of the souls of monotheists, and why it is the guardian of the worshippers that I believe in the essence of enjoyment of the humble ones that partially and we set the humble,
train, which was about all of this. The test of sincere once saw the theme, the test of sincere ones the scale of measuring the mettle of those embarking the right path as Sally key, Sally is the thinker is the one who takes the path or seeks a path.
So he says that this is the test of the six year ones.
The scale measuring the metal, metal here is the height
of the sincere ones.
If you want to know your head, your medal here your condition, in terms of your religious commitment in terms of your connection with Allah. If you want to know where you belong on
What phase you're at? Where do you belong? What is your position in the sight of the law? How much have you covered in your journey? Look at your prayers. Don't look beyond your prayers. Just look at your prayers and see how.
See how good your friends are. See how fruitful your prayers are
Because your prayer your your voice.
It's like a moist tree like
a irrigated tree
is moist, that is likely what bring about you know abundance of fruits. See the fruits of your prayers to see how intense you are in the prayer. So you see how content you are buying the prayer
and see how fruitful your prayer is by seeing the impact that the prayer will have on you afterwards.
Have you come down? Are you becoming a better person because of your prayers? part of your prayer. Your prayer is making you a better person. Are you kinder, gentler, more truthful. Are you more basically responsive to the call of God to every call of Allah?
Are you more liked by the people? That's that's an important Yes. If you're if you're clearly
accepting that your prayers, you will find that you will be more liked by the people, your parents will like you more, your spouse will like you more, your neighbor to like you more, except for those who are
troubled. But don't ever deceive yourself, fool yourself into believing that everybody around you has struggled.
And the only reason why you don't get along with anyone no one gets along with you is that they're all crooked. And you're the only straight one because that would be suicidal, spiritually suicidal. So are you being more like, Are you being appreciated by your kids, your spouse, your neighbors, your co workers, your parents, your relatives, people
that you come across
him your, the frame basically will make you in harmony with the Creator of all things, once you are in harmony with a love for
them. It's a loss of love the service, he will call upon to really tell him that I love him, so love him and other people, but letters of the heavens that a lot of love service will love him, and so on and so forth, then
that acceptance will be placed for him on Earth.
your prayer isn't fast. And your prayer is the measuring stain for the medal for your medal in
front of us
with regard to your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala
it's truly a divine mercy that Allah has gifted to his believing servers
that he has guided them to acquaint them with he delegated His truth to an honest messenger of Allah, the Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam to deliver this gift to his bleeding servants in order that they may attain a noble status with him. And we chose for this particular gift that the prophet will receive it up in the heavens
did not come down. The Prophet went up to the heavens, to receive this gift, and thereafter, conveyed to us and thereafter transferred to us.
Through its means he dignifies honors and showers them with his mercy, that's the service and allows them to when his near illness, he disclosed to lots of cells who so prostrate, and come near, prostrate and come near it is the best, and sort of the sures means of near closeness proximity to a loss of
and coming near that person. So the more you prostrate The closer you become to him, as
he was so proud of his believing servants all this although he is a no neither of them. He just wants to lavish them with his gracious gift to show his favor upon them and bring them their hearts and bodies together into the servitude.
He the most exalted in the heart of the knower, the if the knower of Allah subhanaw taala by enabling him to read the best of its harvest 13 to have exalted the rejoice in his closeness, basking in his love, enjoy standing before him in Salva.
You're standing before him, and
continues to look at you as long as you don't look away. As the prophet SAW seven folders you're standing before you're conversing with him, dismissing everything except him from his heart as soon as he commences worship and fulfilling the rights of his servitude to him inwardly and outwardly, in order for his worship, to be in a manner that pleases a lot inwardly and outwardly. So you're you're you're perfecting your record on your schedule, and you're also perfecting your shoe. While you're praying your focus your concentration, your meta to your submissiveness.
Your connection with your dependents on a blog
that he says here even as a lot this is sermons by creating them with innate lusts and desires and it will translate this not as even has a lot of sinful
Since of or because of that because of testing his service or since a lot testing his service by creating even with inmate lusts and desires and exposing them to experiment and patients, His mercy mercy and kindness mandated the Most High, give surgeons have feasts.
banquet, it's about banquet is why invites you to hit this banquet. It's a banquet for the nerve center of your spirit, like I told you, it's not going to be in the refrigerator and nurture for your spirit. But this is the banquet that you should be seeking for the food of your service, the nourishment of your spirit. And love provides us with five benches every single day for the spirit. If you have three meals, Ally's giving us for your body was giving you three these three banquets for your spirit and allies giving you
like diversified types of nurture, and foods for the spirit in this prayer
is so so.
So that we we run through a love fest, we come across a lot of tests and tests can sometimes be hard lusts and desires and conventions and so on. And since we do a lot of time, Tyler invited us to those five daily banquets for the spirit
to rejoice in and to, to get
basically the strengths. It means the navigate all of the challenges and all of the tests and trials of life.
So if if you are coming to the salon so that
you have one, we check one thing off the list of the list of obligations and burdens, you're coming to the salon with the wrong experience, you're coming to the salon for for your supplies, for piano to seek strength,
so that you could end up the rest of your religious commitment.
Then he says
so the most high gave gave his servants a feast comprising of several kinds of delicacies, nourishments gifts and grants
to help them repair rebuild these desires and temptations and he did invite them to attend this banquet on a daily basis not once but five times a day. And he distinguished each serve course of this banquet with a unique flavor and a social benefit to perfect with the pleasures and compliment the benefits they attain and help them to perfect their server to Allah everything that he's saying the fact that he has a great impact the great significance if you reflect on what you're saying. If you understand what you're saying and you reflect on it everything has a great impact record has a great impact soon as again and it has its own flavor and it has its its different impact on on you.
So so then he says
unique labor and special benefit to perfect the pleasures and compliments the benefits they obtain and helps them to perfect it Are they in servitude to Allah thus not only did he make every act of worship, perform against the law means of remedy tone for the minor sense making method which is also another benefit of the salave'a to method since they while they arrange sequins. They cleanse all of your minor sins that you can make between them as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said salatu salam from prayer to prayer.
He says In fact,
in fact Salaam brings forth light and strength into the heart increases the share of one's provision in this life inspires others to love the one who prays like I said because he will feel loved by a love when your friend you're bringing your body and your heart in harmony in conformity with everything around you.
Because all things pray praise you know last. Sing the praises exalt last Hanukkah, Exalted the praises of the last from about around you.
Yet you do not understand the glorification.
Have a plan that mountains, the birds, everything
we have subdued the mountains to glorify the praise of Allah with him as the moon.
Apparently as they
had the birds and I must contain it looks like you're probably from the year that
there is nothing to say that exhausts the praises of him have lost power but you do not understand their speed. So once you once you're you're in prayer your body is in conformity because your body is a lot of your artificial saliva.
Your body and your heart are in line with the rest of the creation around you. You're in complete harmony in sync with the creation of Allah subhanaw taala so you will be loved by everything. And Lindsey angels and also the errors with its mountains, trees and rivers rejoice rejoice in your return to Allah and your conformity to the Divine Will which they have conformed with long before you.
Then the next chapter, he says before attending the feast, their hearts endured starvation, thirst and nakedness. So he's talking about, you know, the diseases of the heart now.
This nakedness is basically sickness.
But as soon as they commence the worship, which is salon, all that all that change to become the opposite. Hence, they shall leave the feast with
peace of stomachs, full throats moist and and bodies are tired. We're talking about the spirit here. We're talking about the spirit. So it would be best to translate this as he would leave the shed leave the feast with full quenched clothes. And well,
instead of with Starbucks, and I'm not really trying to be he his translation
is transportation is certainly better than mine. These are my just my reflections.
I'm a speaker, he probably is he is. So I'm not picking on his translation, but I'm just basing my understanding of the Arabic understanding of a subject. These are my recommendations. So since we're talking about the spirit here and development did not talk about stomach sore throats. He just talked about the spirit would walk away from the prayer or leave the prayer footprints closed and well.
tangible descriptions for abstract concepts. These are descriptions that are intangible for abstract classes so that the idea may be clear to us. So the spirit just like the body needs its nurture. So he's describing the spirit now as full Quinn's close and well,
just just like you would describe the body but we're talking about the spirit.
Half there the frame. So do we leave the fryer with spirits that are full Quinn's close?
that's what we will be trying to
learn. Learn to do with Java and Java bear with us this course it will help us embark on this journey. This course No, no, no knowledge. Because
knowledge alone without dedication without sincerity without devotion without diligence without work without effort, no more knowledge will make you move one inch.
The scar that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam warned us above the scholars of evil on them, so they have no knowledge. They're called scholars, and scholars of evil. So as long as you put your knowledge to work with sincerity and devotion, no knowledge will make you move one inch forward or make you closer to the last kind of alibi without a
So this source is to give us the tips the knowledge that will enable us
He will hopefully put to use so that we could enjoy our prayers and benefit from our prayers. inshallah, after we come back from the five minute break, we will go over the types of cards that will play and
elaborate on here briefly before you move on, to
start dressing the secrets and essence of the salon
Palm Beach 19 here
to talk about the likeness of the heart to the earth. And he said,
due to the strength
and poverty of influence and dissatisfaction, I've been this
translator for sure that the hearts and souls and the fools endured crime and time after the invocation.
Or because of all of this, the hearts and the souls and do it after the invocation is renewed for five times a day.
He is saying that you're always subject to
the hearts are always subject to Java. Java could bring about sterility in fertility of the soil of your heart, and others.
This damage is caused by titanus, which is
This drought is caused by endlessness which is reflected.
This drought is caused by the distraction of invasions and the pursuits, the different pursuits in this life.
Your own subjective
art is always suffering from thirst and drop. So also
is extending this invitation for you five times every day so that
your faith can be renewed,
so that you will be seeking water for your heart, you will be seeking water for yours the soil of your heart, calling for the reading from the mind, in whose hand is the water in which the hearts and beseeching the clouds of His mercy.
descend upon the order that the trees
and harvest of a
growing from this Divine Mercy
do not dry out.
You're familiar with the sound that he translated the souls as the fools.
He says in the beginning due to the sterility and poverty of England's dissatisfaction, idleness, that the hearts are polluted and sold to the fullest endure time and time after the invitation is renewed.
So is that so? What is the difference between the soul and the laughs? What's the difference between announced and
there is no difference and there is a lot of difference.
first thing that we have to start with is that in order for us to be accurate about describing the difference or about finding out about the difference, we have to have accurate knowledge.
Can we have accurate knowledge of innocent? Absolutely not.
the knowledge, that ultimate knowledge,
Lord and you have not been given the knowledge and we you have not been given the knowledge. So since the prophets Allah
to tell them that the knowledge of a ruler is with my Lord, then we should not be hopeful to have you know a good grasp of what the Lord is about or a good
some other countries they call this facility
or the divine secret,
because it is
a divine See, this is a secret that was
kept for himself the true nature of the ruling, alive capitalist for himself.
his, I believe, is one of the greatest challenges to the atheist
theory to position is one of the greatest challenges. because keep in mind
that coming into existence from nothingness is pretty difficult or making some existence have a complete nothingness
is extremely difficult, and it cannot really,
they will give them too many years that they explained to us that they will not be able to do atheists, but also life, you know, the presence, the difference between the living and the dead, that
that upon departure from the body will leave the dead, that that is infused into the body. And, you know, once infused into the body and brings it into life,
they will never be able to explain it. They just they will never be able to explain. So they could talk as much as they want about, you know, biochemical reactions in a warm pond millions of years ago, creating this first strand of DNA
doesn't make any sense. Mathematically doesn't make any sense. Probability wise, it doesn't make any sense. But after all of this, this DNA, where is life? Where did life come from? What's the difference between the living and the dead.
So that is certainly part of the into the violence, secret assembly.
So we will not be able to ever have accurate knowledge of the neffs to sit down and say these are the distinctions between
some of the scholars that are ruthless and upset and upset. And there is no distinction between the two, which, you know, everything said this, but he did talk about the different usage of rules rule, which means that any usage, there are differences between a rule and laughs. But in essence, he's saying that they are similar, and many scholars said that they are similar.
And they're proof on the Senate.
The essence of being similar
is that the province of
Busan or by the province of
that when I was shocked,
that he gaze, he had this
he gazed up
at the ceiling.
So the prophets of Allah suppose this is the Prophet said in the room,
that the buzzer when the soul is seized is taken back the eyesight follows
different hobbies sent to them. Don't you see that when a person dies is he has a gaze like a fixed stare? Have he said Oh yes, this was
the province of Southern
That is when his eyesight follows is less. So
the first hobbies is talking about eyesight following the rule. And the second is not talking about the eyesight following the mouse. To these colors, it meant that the left says
because the Prophet use them interchangeably, the properties the reps under work interchangeably.
And that is when that is all as a philosophy of dominance.
wanting you to face certainty, before you leave this word, but that is what it is
too late to do anything with that certainty, that is when
And he, you know, he drowned. He said, I believe in Australia, I believe that, but that was too late for now. So when when you when the person dies, he has actually seen sold the parking from his body, that's the only time you get to experience certain things. From that time onward, your certainty will only increase from that time onward, your certainty will only increase things will be revealed to you, things that haven't been conceived from you to test your faith in the unseen will now be seen, that's the first thing of the unseen, that you will never be able to see is your own program. First, you know, first component of data unseen, that you have doubts about even some people have
doubts that there is something
that will be the first thing that you will be able to witness and to when the the beginning of this different treasure trove of completely different trajectory of certainty that will only increase.
can be used interchangeably. But why are we having two different words and why are we using them in different contexts because in usage,
that's usually not always, there are some distinctions between usage between enough set of rules, so we're using graphs
to refer to that rule, after it mixes with the word of the entity of your body
is infused into your body, it is described as a rule.
So, that rule,
which is fine
the means through your body that
infusion that will permeate through your body.
Once it has descended into your body or placed into your body, we will call it enough's. Because now increases with the word of the entity.
And it can be translated as the self, the ego,
but it could also be translated as a soul.
Because as we said, They're used interchangeably and they are in essence the same thing. But they have different qualities or they describe different phases of the existence of that soul.
So enough is when it mixes with the world of the field.
And in maps also, although what sometimes can be described by negative qualities,
often enough says the one that is described by the negative quality
by the ruin sometimes was described
as wicked sebesar can be distracted by quantities, but usually it is enough that will be described by negative qualities are always there is enough.
There is an absolute amount of assumed trends.
is the one that commands evil. So there are different types of foods.
But when we talk about the temptations, we're talking about the neffs being tempted.
When we talk about the desires, the base desires in particular we talked about the desires of the nuts. We talked about the ego, the pride, the arrogance, we're talking about the nuts. So in that context we will be using more than
rule is that divine spiritual. Kevin the change to the users in your body and permeates through your body and
You see your wife and makes you a living creature.
when you're hoping for a nurse or here you're looking for a nurse or for your room or your house,
because when we're here
keep in mind the max is the novices now mixed with all the qualities.
You don't want to be feeding Uranus, you want to be feeling the essence of Uranus
strip the next round other qualities, because then you could be described as arrogant.
You don't want to feed that neffs that is arrogant.
You want to feed your ruin
which is the essence of
the divine essence.
Muhammad SAW like,
one or two
So you're using enough sound rule to describe the same essence
but with different attributes.
from what I understood the
Okay. So there
are one or two
The plant is
in ruins or sprout.
sprout grew into a plan
to be more
tambon have been also described as negative qualities.
But in usage, usually, the negative qualities refer to the less we usually refer back to the maps or use the maps as a way
of describing the negative qualities of the set.
Can we usually in usage, usually, when we talk about the word or the appearance, we're talking about the house and we're talking about
the heavenly affairs, we're talking about the work, but at the same time also,
at the same time, a lot says guy
that does not work with the
old tranquille nefs company 30 or so to return to your door.
it can refer to that case in terms of
because you allowed one.
There are tons of interpretations and they will always be challenged by the usage and
the sometimes there isn't. But we're saying
usually, usually, the analysis is used within the context of the roof that is now mixed with the body that has the qualities the world the qualities that we all have.
We're not talking about what you're talking about.
When you use what you when you describe the negative qualities of the self, you're talking about the laughs.
And the room is more limited to the entity spritual entity infused into the body, and which brings life to it. So that will not be used, basically, to describe the evil,
you don't describe, we will not use it that the best is just limited to that entity that has been placed into the body, that heavenly
higher entity that was infused into the body and permeates through and gives it
So, but in general be thrown in here.
Confused confusion here, if I go to the
bedroom, and my body is doing something wrong, and why I'm responsible, because I got
see when he says
that it means I got the bedroom.
So this was the discussion of predestination now but but but but keep in mind that he also if you are given a bad body, you're not responsible in that sense, or using the same body.
Because you are given both by the body of your own
hand the mixture is is also backed by because he gave you the two ingredients. So if you're saying that the ROI is always good. And it is the body overwhelm that the body is also given to you by a human make your body
you didn't make anything.
Here you're given what you've been given
discussion of fitness age, and that would be branched off, but in general, your your you have enough free will to be irresponsible, just like you have enough free wealth, to have children and to be responsible for your children
to make provisions and take steps towards having children and no one in his right mind will tell you that you're not responsible for those children, because a lot created them. The same applies theories, no one in his right mind could say that you're not responsible for your needs because
you, you have enough free will to be responsible for your children and to be responsible for your needs.
So I wanted to save this because I wanted to say that you're looking for nurser you're looking for an answer for your roommate,
not your house, because you don't want to nurture your laughs because you're novices now that that is mixed with all of these entities you want to nurture
after you strip it from all of those desires and all of those qualities and the ego.
So I would translate
He says therefore the heart of the continuous mentor and humility for the rain to fall upon his heart from his Lord and invoke him to relieve his heart from drowning in service from job answers.
Indeed, the drought of hearts is heedlessness government. But as long as the allies and those members of Allied constantly turning to him, the reins and his mercy with showers are abundantly as soon as he becomes he this however, drought, strike is hard, and the damage caused will be according to the degree of his heedlessness.
This is because when inadvertent see dominates and overwhelms the heart, becomes lifeless, and shall produce no harvest for reason. And the fire desires will source it from every side leaving the land bear Alfred had once been rich and rich with very different kinds of information. Nonetheless, as soon as they
rains have mercy upon the heart of God, the length of his deeds quivers burns further, causing me luckily trying to grow Vera
keep in mind that
the center of the place
after too much good reading, after not after a lot of good rain was would bring about some vegetation.
like when I sat down with
the province of Southern divided the different types of artists,
he gave him characteristics of soil, because the hardest,
it's where you sow your seeds, where they grow
to the likeness of the guidance of Allah had sent me with the knowledge
is like a good theory
that descended upon the land
parts of it part of the band was not paying us further, it held the water in the water and not seep through it did not inherit the water and it was surface a glue allow visitations,
So, that is what that is one pack of hearts
is held the water and in this particular group of organizations have in the province of Southern central government.
And then there are those
those signs are this part of the land.
No, that is infertile, but it holds the water
if there is one word for it.
hold the water and but not bring forth any reservations if it's not Santa Barbara does not seep through all the water they will not bring for Vegas patients because then further. So anyway, the meaning and
the purpose of someone
have a second map, it helped the Walker.
So the people who are able to drink from him in the water for others, it did not make use of this water. But
some people were able to make use of it the drain in the water there
their lifestyle and the irrigated their crops that are
in the eye and part one part of the land was Sandy plains, like Sandy plains,
did not hold the water, the water stranded through that land. And it did not report any visitations. The purpose of
this is for the naked
men on the map.
This is the likeness of someone who learn in in a loss of benefits which with which he sent me and the likeness of someone
like this likeness of someone who's about to give in to that which I have been sent with a loss
making benefit or
benefit from that which he sent. So that Magnus
The point here is that
first if you think about your van You don't even know what type of soil you have exactly.
But even if you have sandy soil
the sandy soil
Millions of years
will be comfort.
But as long as you expose yourself to the guidance, as long as you expose yourself to the mercy of Allah subhana wa Tada, it is hope that some visitations with, you know come about from this train. It is hoped that
as long as you're exposing yourself,
your van has got to be has
to have some fragility to it.
Because the mere fact that you continue to expose yourself to His mercy means that you're not a hopeless case, you don't have Pure Reason the case that will not hold the water or make benefit thereof.
The mere fact that you continue to expose yourself to as mercy evaporating to the guidance that he sent me this message
indicates that this type of soil that you have, does have some fertility and something in between these three types of people there, there is the entire spectrum.
So your your soil can be mixed.
It doesn't have to be just the fertile or the sand, it could be this and that, because there is a spectrum expecting a wide spectrum between all those people.
As the ends
it says here, page 20.
But before I move on to the next point of each slide,
that there is something that is very, very
sort of alarming, which is that if you don't last for too long,
and the trees and the visitations dry out, even if you have a fruitful garden,
even if you have a fruitful garden, but you allow that if you allow them to go thirsty your your garden to go thirsty for too long, it will dry out. And once your garden dries out, it will be engulfed by fire.
You know, it will be eaten up by fire.
Fire of what fire stations are desires by dance, which is much more vicious than the fire, fire uncertainty. And those could even be much worse than the fire of invasions and designers. But you are more prone to the fire of doubt and uncertainty because you are out there learning to go thirsty for dilbar or
suffer from this drought for tomorrow. You cannot expose yourself to the rain.
The sunlight is the rate of the connection between you and your board. That is the five times you're seeking to walk in your garden with this connection with this subtle conversation when subtle conversation between you and your Lord.
Basically reconfirm your sense of belonging to him you're searching
So make sure that you're like, if you have if you feel that your tears shaken in your event, you go back from the salon because the fire of those would have not come close or close your heart
unless you your or without the power some of the trees some of the plants of your garden unless you love to try out
certainly does not mean that you will not be looking for a certain theme it sort of in terms of conviction in terms of the mental conviction we should we should be looking for an answer to any doubts or any misconceptions that bring comfort our hearts and there is always
this screenshot but this is important to mention.
Some, you know, this universe must have been created the creator of this universe.
Who gave us purpose must be purposeful, it must have communicated our purpose does. That is the word vision that claims to have communicated the purpose of our creation from the divine who created this universe?
That is more logical, a
stronger set of beliefs, more sound more logical.
Any misconception they raise about Islam, you would find much more in the other holy books or the other books of other religious groups, basically, who plays this, you know, that communicates the message from the divine which religions communicate the message from the divine paganism does not atheism does not
his philosophies The other thing is the three Abrahamic religions. So when we're talking, frankly, we're talking about the program versus the Bible, any misconception that they were raised about this, then they would point out in the program, which either emanates from misunderstanding of the brand or from cultural biases or from
and if it is a seminar, they will have to look into the basically the authenticity of the report as well. But if it
is either a misunderstanding of the program itself or some cultural biases,
point out, you will be able to find that and find a lot more in the Bible. This is enough for us to have mental certainty.
Read it first
was the other addition Why are we having
but why are we having doubts? Why are we having lack of certainty? And why are we not having perfect certainty?
Because you hear a lot of things you hear that they like the adversaries or the critics, they point this out or this
story and so on and so forth, or you have been
exposed to a lot of atheists a lot of atheist argument and when you start to feel doubts, just go back to these basic truth, there is this universe, I exist, someone has brought me to existence, this one must be purpose must not only be magnificent, omnipotent, and great
with with unlimited, infinite capacity, wisdom, knowledge, but also the purpose for why is that we have purpose for creation, it must be
communicated the purpose to me
And out of all of the people that claim to have that purpose from the divine to humanity,
you will not find a job that provides a stronger set of beliefs, you know, one job many passengers he is one and
unique, is eternal without a beginning or end. And he begins not more as he began often.
This is the perfect sort of set of beliefs or
any misconception there we have the answers, but
because of the cultural biases you were not able to understand the answers or the answer, you were not able to find comfort and contentment in the answer provided to you. If you are not able to show me which religion have those
are hard for you to believe in or those stores or those verses.
That is particularly important then in this case, you go back for the one revision that communicate with the purpose you from
To divine, and that provides the strongest, most sound and most logical argument for our existence and for our origin and for the nature of God, the nature of God.
Okay, so but that means that conviction and conviction
is, is important, is vital.
But that will not really make you a serious face, which is the face to face. And that will not only protects you from
being bombarded by more balanced workouts.
But because of this exposure, and you're constantly exposed to balance, and that will not protect your faith from temptations and desires, which will eventually win conditions when you fall for conditions and desires, you will eventually be prone to dance, because you just can't believe that you're eating, you just can't come to terms with the fact that I'm too weak, I'm too evil, then eventually you start you know, you're trying to start the video. But is it really God?
So that the shaman will basically tell you, why don't you just walk away from this ship in the trap that they set for you, you know, the way you permit all kinds of evil, you know, you drink you like girlfriend, you or boyfriend, whatever it is and you are praying and you are doing less and less of that.
And you you feel guilty with each and every one of those cents, or enormities
you have to continue to be healthy and that is where the doubts will come in. And the doubts will be welcomed by your ego because the doubts will satisfy your ego. No, I am not evil, I am not wicked. There is no God, you
can find comfort in this it's temporary pseudo comfort, but some people
walk away from it, because they are looking for comfort and then they will claim that it is mentally superior, that it is a conviction that really there is no evidence on his existence.
But their prayers that rain if you continue to expose yourself to this training all the time, you will be in you so much so that
you will be protected from answer
finish this one page 20 the heart becomes thriving devoid of therapy, similarly is the case with the heart of the art of the lust becomes pride whenever it is waved off or devoid of love for a lot of knowledge about his remembrance, supplication and invocation. And most importantly, though he
is your Lord, your sphere and your
This is because the heat of desire. This is because of a lack of desire. And the fires of lust infiltrating the heart cause the branches limbs to become unresponsible, inflexible and inert. Whenever a lot of Allied dentists that employ them in good deeds, they will not be responsive. You know, once they dry out, they be inflexible they will not be responsive. And that means by people who are part of that part that are starving, they're dry. They find that extremely hard to perform any act of governance. In countries that commander has no control over their organs anymore.
They move on to those whose hearts are hardened against the remembrance of Allah such are in plain error.
Then he says when the heart is watered with rains have mercy in the branches with the soft, moist Bible and
winner, so far for Vince Sasha
is true literally true because the supply forbids you wonder because the salon when keep your heart in mind in conformity with the mercy of Allah or the will of Allah the divine will
keep you always in harmony with his wealth and his desires of you or is one of you
concerned I will stop here and the next time we will begin on page 21 divisions of people in regards to the actions of the limbs.
We will try to be a little faster
there is a small possibility that we make some mistakes
it may last for ages.