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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Adios.
So, I will, you know we will go over
parts of the introduction. He said here come to the light
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in the Name of God, the benefits of the Merciful Praise be to God, the one the unique, the Supreme, the ultimate, the benevolent the intimate, He who has showered the hearts of the knowing, or the knowers philosophy was no good works from the haze of wisdom, and deemed upon them the ancient tablets from slabs of nothingness and guided them to the nearest pathways leading to the first scheme and brought them back from the diversity of causes to the source of eternity.
Eternity without beginning gullibility is eternity without ending, and who has revealed to them his powers and entrusted them with his mysteries, I declare that there is no law alone and with no associate, he has the beginning and the end, the visible and the hidden, who has spread out the first the far among his creation, then for the chosen ones, made the made the sunshine half enablement, a testimony to him, then effortlessly lifted the darkness of dissension away from them. May his plentiful blessing and peace be upon his favorite one who swore by him to establish His truth Mohamed and his whole family.
Whenever he mentioned the sanction, it means the federal cafaro is basically
it is basically the opposite of togetherness, the opposite of togetherness together and this is when your whole which is your body, your mind your heart, are all together with the purpose of your creation. The problem is, when you are basically spread out when you are disunited internally, and this is the this is created from your purpose of creation. Internally, you have no homeless you have no together this, your mind, your body, your heart are in different places. Your distractible here are not together, inside and you're not together with a loss. Allah.
Allah, Allah azza wa jal, you're not with Allah. So you're lucky he lost that togetherness and once you lose togetherness with a loss of product Allah, once you lose your connection with Allah subhanaw taala, you will not be able to stay together internally you will be
torn apart internally, your mind will be in one place, your heart will be in one place, your mind itself will not be together. So your thoughts will be conflicting, your thoughts will be contradicting your thoughts, not just in your mind and your heart, but your your mind itself, just your thoughts will be in in many different places. And not only that, there are many in many different places, they pull you apart, they tear you apart, because they are conflicting and they are contradicting How could you find togetherness How could you find togetherness if you have not realized your purpose in creation, your purpose of existence here is on that you are here
justification of existence. How could you be together if you have not come to terms with the purpose of your existence? There
There's nothing that will keep you together, you know the pursuits in this life, the ones the desires in this life, sauce, philosophies, opinions, you know,
they all tear you apart the old pull you apart, the old cars you this fabric, which is this disunity, lack of wholeness, lack of togetherness, which makes people which makes people jewelry, which notes makes makes people anxious, worried
this content, you will never be able to find contentment until you you are together you are whole. And you're also hold
within, you know the realm of
or within basically this key, the loss of pinata created for you you're connected to your Creator, you are cognizant of his desires, his wants of you and you give them precedence over anything else. And Allah is one and that oneness will reflect on you. the oneness of Allah because keep in mind, if you give precedence to Allah speech, if you give precedence to Allah wants of you over your own one's desires of you, over your own desires, Allah is one or not, Allah is one, there's a lot every conflict him with himself or contradicts himself, absolutely not. So that will bring you that togetherness and that wholeness when you receive your guidance from Allah subhanaw taala. And when
your life is for the sake of Allah and when your thoughts are not
given precedence or you do not put your thought thoughts forward before the guidance of the movie near they
do not put your thoughts forward between before lost guidance and as messengers guidance. So that is when they that's what they mean when they when he says
when they talk about this,
this, this unity
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a group of those desiring to learn about the Stations of the wayfarers toward the true one.
May his name be glorified ascetics from among the people of Iraq
and strangers for some time have been requested me to elucidate to them those stations by revealing their characteristics.
Okay. So, you will find that the Monaco demo also
emailed cadavers introduction in the beginning of this book, we will read the novel cadavers introduction. And he will also say that some people asked me to write this book, as if they are apologising for writing a book.
And that's pretty interesting. Because if there is something to learn here, from them, not only that the way that this used to be their custom, as if they need to provide an apology. This is why I'm writing a book. I know I'm not worth it. I'm not I'm not deserving of writing a book, I know that there may not be that much that I could say or contribute or could add, but they have been asking me and I felt the I should respond to their requests. And that is the three beautiful and righteous predecessors.
You know, humbleness is the essence of scholarship. humbleness is the essence of this scholar said, once this scholar becomes arrogant, then he's not a scholar to begin with. Or he will have this scholarship stripped off of him he will be punished.
And even if he will be recognized by the people as a scholar he will not be recognized in matter allowed as a scholar he will not be praised.
Recognize the magnet nanogel angels color and certainly most importantly he will not be recognized by Allah subhanaw taala as a scholar, so that he's providing a reason. Okay. So so they are it is like they need to provide a reason why they're writing a book.
Not only that they provided the reason sometimes. Sometimes they did not trade books.
Like, like it would be more deserving to write a book than mmm not for instance,
he wrote a few treatises on small issues for his acquaintances, but he refused to write a book, a book meaning a book of his own, you know, Muslim, remember, what is the greatest book of Sunnah the largest book, the largest collection of these, but this is not, there's not like I'm writing a book, and I'm not really writing my opinions here. All I'm doing is reporting from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam what he said them collecting what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, and he refused to write it and he also refused. And he also refused that his disciples his students would write his statements or his opinions and we will when we come to the
session, we will talk about how many men have survived survive this fight Mmm.
You know, strictness in, in, in not writing any books on and his, you know, strict emphasis to His disciples did not write down his opinions and not write down his faith he thought. So. So sometimes they did not write. And sometimes they wrote, and then they burned their books. So if you had authority, one of the greatest of the scholars, Mr. Mohammed used to be considered a nun
superior disadvantage salary in terms of his contemporaries, so piano thought he was a contemporary of Imam, Abu hanifa, and in mathematic so when he puts the piano at 70, above all of his contemporaries that is huge. So piano theory is wonderful.
Because we've been before the the mazahub became known as form of I have the three is to be different, because I have many of them
are those four, in addition to CPN, salary closer to life.
So 7030 is one of the four and the three who are very comparable to the four and they were contemporaries, of the former, as well. To piano theory came one day, and shredded
all of his books,
about 1000, small volumes, and he threw them away, he shredded them and threw them away. Not only this, Sofia's salary told Mr. abney save one of his students, when I die, if you find any of my writings, burn them. And he, you know, was beautiful to his master. So he did burn the house after somebody died, anything that he found, he would burn it. Why because it's their responsibility to write a book is their responsibility to leave behind a legacy. That and and opinions and, you know, contribution to the understanding of Islam. The Deen of Allah subhanaw taala is an enormous responsibility. It's an enormous burden. So as a pianist, I really did not want to come on the day
of judgment and find, you know, and find the unpredictable. You know, maybe his thoughts were wrong. Maybe his opinions were were misguided.
And they were not. We know that he's one of our reading memes. But this is as much fear as they have in their hearts have this responsibility, to write, to speak, to contribute, to basically formulate an opinion is a responsibility, and then to share it is an enormous risk and enormous liability because people will be thinking
No, even at the, at a much lower level, even at a much lower level, you see, when we sit down and talk with each other, when we have like gatherings, you know, at MSA, or whenever we have gatherings and we sit down and talk and exchange ideas, you are liable. You know, whatever you will say, You are now liable. Once it comes out of your mouth, you're liable for a loss of control.
That is not to discourage you from
relating, reporting, conveying the message. But it so that we humble ourselves, so that when we share opinions, we verify them before we share them. And we attribute them to the scholars from which we learn those opinions. And then we don't act Hardy, and we don't act like this is it? And I am telling you because I know that this
is the final word, this is the final verdict on this matter, because this is what I believe to be correct. And that's, you know, that's unacceptable, particularly
people in our caliber.
And if we are to learn from those scholars, we must learn humbleness, before we basically learn from the information they shared with us. So
long sorry, said that they asked me to write for them.
They asked me to clarify for them those stations, stations have sad in the wayfarers. These are spiritual stations. And he will basically
address 100 of those stations 100 Stations of the wayfarers who seek proximity to Allah subhanaw taala and nearness to Allah and the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. So he said, you know, after he explained that they asked him for to do that. He said that he missed the quarter. And then he embarked on the mission. And then he said, I was afraid that if I were to expound on aboubaker tourney, Danny's words, namely, that there are 1000 stages of light and darkness between the servant and God, I would have overstretched those for myself and for them.
So he basically a loose elucidated those 100 stations, and he said, I don't think it's too many, there is many more.
But I, you know, I'm afraid that it will be too long for the readership.
That's, that's wise. And he will also find that those 100 stations, sometimes they overlap.
And it is not about the number of stations, it is not even about knowing the station's because many of the greater aesthetics and the more most righteous and the more righteous for sure of the Sahaba and that in more righteous than safer Islam of the left hand side is more guided than sacred Islam of the left hand side of the highroad, Hydra Sahaba and many of the
righteous predecessors for sure we know that you know, a lot about and a lot of revolutionary invention and you know, most of the burden so on, those are more guided, more righteous, more spiritual than shefford Islam, Allah we and then many of the latter scholars, but they
had you asked them, name for me the stations to get to God Almighty, and they may have not been able to tell you what the stations are. So to basically occupy those stations, you don't need to be aware of them. You don't need to be aware of them. You can occupy them without being mentally aware of them. It is not about academics, it is not about your knowledge. It is not about the information that you possess, but it is about your ability to seek nearness to Allah subhanaw taala here are your resolve your strengths,
basically piety and Allah subhanaw taala will bring you closer he will care
To him without you knowing any of those stations. So don't be caught up with the information and trying to just like, memorize and to be pretty, you know precise in sorting things out and memorizing, make this more of a spiritual journey. That clarification of syphilis dominance, it will basically
raise our recognition of those concepts.
Let them raise your recognition of the concept, the concept of jacoba wakefulness, heedfulness versus heedlessness, the concept of ynab. To be after returning to a loss of Hinata the concept of Morocco the concept of watchfulness to be watchful of Allah subhanaw taala all the time, these are concepts, it is much more important to raise the awareness, your awareness of those concepts in recognition, your recognition of your heart of those concepts than to memorize their names. Because the heart can recognize the concepts and can remember them
and can then, you know, motivate you to occupy those stations and to transcend those concepts, without you ever being able to
verbalize them, memorize them or verbalize them.
So, he said, I will go over 100 of them, there is a lot more caetani rahimullah said there are 1000 phases between the servant and his Lord.
Then, he mentioned the statement of genetic
and genetic is say the client is basically the foremost in this class
or at least in according to many scholars, it used to be considered the foremost in this path
and you know, that the master of the group of the ascetics and the seekers
mamula and I have a statement here from
about the this strain of Sufism the strain of pure Sufism like the strain of Junaid.
But first, second Islamic Haro, he says we're calling Junaid paduan, Corona abdomen hadn't either had an outer farm in her book era him in a Latino Kiera, and he took tone for Yoshi for Holly Hammond stanier.
He says, The servant may be transported, you know he does not. It's not like the servant may move. You're not you cannot move. You can't on your own move from a station to another station, you get moved, you get carried, you get transported. So he said a person
the servant may be transported from one station to a higher one, though a remnant of the previous state may have been left to him. Then from his second state, he would oversee what has been left and rectify it. He would oversee what has been left and rectify. Absolutely.
Meaning that you move from one station to the next or you are moved from one station to the next.
Don't think that you transcended the previous station that this is work that hasn't been done. And if you think it is work that has been done, you aren't deluded and you're arrogant.
In other words, you know, he somehow even says when the analog delay is
on who submission for Allah he finds out.
To me a servant has no valid standing until he rises above it, manages it and rectifies it. So basically they're the station of jacoba wakefulness which he considers to be the first of all stations, because we're dead until we wake up. We are in this stupor of heedlessness until we wake up. Wake up means what? He means what
Wake up, wake up to the purpose of your existence, wake up and figure out what why am I here, because all of us are asleep, except for a few, all of us are dead or asleep, or comatose. Or, you know, the welder, except for the few who are truly awake.
wakefulness, this jacoba is basically, who wake up to figure out, recognize three allies, while you are here, or be occupied, to be occupied by the purpose of your existence to be concerned, you know, to say to yourself, we're all here, we come here, you know, and then we leave, we die, we go underground. And then what, and then you, you have to sort of think about what happens afterwards. Think about the afterlife, and what you have to do for your afterlife, pets, wakefulness, wakefulness. jacoba. So he said, there is this to be the first station, the station of wakefulness, everybody is dead, until they start to be occupied by
the purpose of their existence, and what they're here for, why am I here? Who brought me here? Why am I here? And where am I going?
The answers to those questions, you must be occupied with answering those questions and working for the purpose of your existence. Now, after your cover, then the next next Jacobi tracker will be basically a reflection, reflection, you will have to reflect after you wake up, you reflect. And this reflection will guide you to the pleasures of Allah subhanaw taala, and will guide you to help us see the station of Alba Sierra, which is insight, enlightenment, enlightenment, through one, you know, not, you know, not basically the, in terms of the modern one, and I'm not opposed to the modern one. And I'm not opposed to rationality, and not opposed to advancement, technology, and all
of that stuff. But all of that is in vain, unless it is coupled with the true enlightenment of the heart, because the mental one, the intellectual one
will not bring about happiness for humanity. It did not, it will not unless the heart is enlightened, as well. And the heart would never be enlightened and didn't seek stem lightning from the source a loss of power. So, now, after you rise from one station to the next, you know, and you become a person of reflection, perfect current board and so on and you are endowed with some insight
to you forget about the station of wakefulness. Absolutely.
Absolutely not. Should you ever forget about the station of wakefulness? Absolutely not. You have to always go back IE transcend and transcend.
But we're ascend and ascend but you have to always go back and correct, rectify, improve, enhance, promote your wakefulness, your awareness of the purpose of your existence, here, awareness of the
transience of this life, your awareness of the newness of the Hereafter, your awareness, recognition, realization of God that should distract you from all ads or anything else.
So, it is important that when you that you understand this concept that you should never think of yourself that you are beyond any of those stations.
And I said that I will share something with you about
thing I was considering the call generate site.
But in Medan Vanessa did list it in I have to share with you something that was
the translator added here a footnote that the translate this is not part of the book. This is part of the end
Production of the translator and it's a footnote footnote on the translators
chapter on the beliefs and teachings of Islam. Hold on sorry. Apparently the translator is
sort of respectful of American holiday, you know, recognizes his status. But I think that he is,
to some extent misinformed about heavily Damien's position concerning consumerism.
You can handle I'll send you an email a link to
like some writings on this issue including mine, and Dr. Hamza also does a good job in many places, clarifying this misunderstanding, because he says here
200 years later, after a man Milan sorry by 200 years, Ramadan sorry, he was sorry he died in the year 481 after he died in the year 481. After hedger. He was born at the end of the fourth century, after his era and he died in the year 481 after hedger.
So he says the translator he says the 200 years later, the renowned scholar evany Tamia
attacked Sufism in the Sufi masters by quoting them the aviators. He was a precursor of the Salafi movement represented today by Wahhabism. The traditional man masters of Sufism, including alongside he have lost their appeal in certain Arab countries, except in some circles, but continues to be revered in Persian and or the speaking countries, among both Sunnis and Shia.
I think it's pretty misinformed. And if someone in there should speak for him that they
should speak for himself, and I'll read this and you'll find it also American on this issue. So whenever the mayor was asked about, you know, many commands and scholars of the past, attacked Sufism, but you don't understand. The idea here is when we read their books, we there are barriers between us and them, they did not write those books for
the commoners, the public, the masses.
Sometimes they would mention a term in, in in the absolute sense and they wanted to be qualified.
And Athena column Allah does this.
Facts are presenting the manner
those the people to whom the people said the people gathered up against you.
The people cannot be the same.
It's all the people, the people, the people, it's not all the people, because it is impossible, that the people, some people were told, you know, the people were told by the people that the people gathered up against so allatheena Karla NASS, those are the informants that came to the Sahaba
and told them that ns other people the Confederates,
pajama or Lacombe gathered up against you. So fear them. So sometimes the absolute may be mentioned then the qualified is intended.
The absolutely be mentioned in the qualifiers intended, so that this phrase of Sufism has been it is not it did not start with MDMA or Amala.
It started much earlier even from the time of Mr. Barr you know, in MCT Rahim Allah, he talks about lights of knob the ceramic, ceramic
and acidity is a is a sufian and he talks about the rise of modern ceramic he said that Eliza nafcillin first attacked
so and so because of his
because because he used to see the selfies from the spectacles of the alcohol so but they
have been traditionally averse
not to the Sophie's in the sense of the Southworth but to the total peace that have deviated for the denominations.
Basically, in the groups that have clearly deviated from the path of Sharia and from the letter of the Quran and the Sunnah. So they asked me,
Sophie's, and he said, because of the disagreements over there, he had people disagreed over their paths, had read, condemned Sufism and said they are innovators who departed from the center. And that was reported from many imams whose statements in this regard are known. A group of folk Aha, and the scholars of speculative theology, followed them in this opinion, another group exaggerated in their praise and claimed they are the best of all creations and the most complete inversion after the prophets. And the two extremes and judging methods are often flawed. The correct position is that they excel in obedience towards Allah, like others Excel, some of them are among the vanguard,
congruent with their effort. And some are average among some of these as some of the sophies are among the vanguard savvy pool, congruent with their effort, and some are average among the people of the right hand mean in both groups that are those who commit errors in their ht hab. And some repent, while others don't
have them also are those who transgress themselves, and this obey their Lord. And some groups of the innovators and blasphemous groups have attached themselves to them. However, they are not considered by the verifying scholars of Sufism, to be of them. For example, in college, the majority of the shapes of the Sufi orders rejected him and pulled him out of their path, like alginate Mohammed say the pipe, the master of the assembly, and others as reported by above the rock man has salami in his pocket a Sophie.
So every time he critiques Sufism, he's critiquing practices, Sufi practices that were dominant in his time that prevailed in his time.
Not using a broad brush, not stereotyping all Sophie's, because some of the selfies are great. Some of them you know,
you know what I was doing. And
this indiscriminant Maybelline this discriminant judging golf, you know, millions of people and using a broad brush to either praise them or critique them is just not reasonable, it is not rational, things have to be broken down. Things have to be broken down. What are we talking about? Which Sufism are we talking about? Because it is vague, and I'll send you my my article, I hope that it does provide some clarification in this regard. Because it is vague. We could be talking about union and unification we have to do that.
which basically makes us
a whole lot worse than Christianity at least Christianity said that there is Sarasota County, there is a trinity Holy Trinity. But if you believe in whatever they will, dude, then you believe that we're all holy, because if you deny your existence as a creature, ie you and and and you affirm the existence of only the Creator, you will end up being the Creator. Like Alex says, For that set, you know, there is nothing inside the job except for law, because he is basically the this path of finance which is banishment or annihilation, that leads you to if you deny your existence as a creature, if you don't basically identify realize the difference, the difference between the
creation and the Creator, then, you we will be all gods and there will be nothing but God. So eventually there is nothing inside here, except God.
And that is blasphemous. So, who is that the Sufi order Sufism, ovals unite and handsome huseby. And of the covenant Jelani and the great masters of the past that were righteous, and we're compliant with the Sharia with the Quran and the Sunnah they would have mistaken he has they may have an acclaimed honey
Shopify owner could have been an app could have, there is no one infallible except for the profits on Saturday. So aboubaker used to be debated with via the use of debate
over matters, if anyone is deserving of that status of infallibility after the prophet SAW seven or more short of the problem is that with a bit of a buck, you start doing the work, or what have you started with for the time being,
but not on the armor, others used to do the same thing. So the problem is is zero, it is zero, it is irrationality, when we love We love too much when we hate, we hate too much. And we fail to look at things within reason.
So that is basically the breakdown of this matter. And you will find that it is it is particularly funny, you know, the fact that when we read, and I'm not saying that our scholars are are basically angels. And I'm not saying that our slides did not commit mistakes. But there is a barrier between us and them. Because this translator thinks that they've made me wage the war against Sufism, he did not. That's what even taymiyah said about Sufism, when he broke it down. That is what he said, about Sufism, all of his critique, and it does not mean that everything means critique was always right. You have to keep this in mind. Also, he is also infallible. You know, he's also fallible human
being. So the idea here is, but I believe
that most of that was, was correct. Most of that was against deviations, particularly deviations. And
he, he was pretty rational and reasonable in his critique, but when you read his critique, you come away with this impression. He has not read only with a person was enmity. He is buried in the graveyard of the Sophie's remains buried in the cemetery of Sophie's in Damascus.
if they may, I used to be considered the karate. So, you know, continues, contemporaries used to be considered a poverty
military Mayor when he died, and this is, you know, almost 20, but
so, I'm not blaming him, because, you know, sometimes, when
people felt sort of the difference between the intellectual critique, and the personal relationships, I could be very critical of some of your thoughts. But personally, you know, I don't have except plot for you, you know, I, I love you. But I'm very critical of your thoughts, again, to be extremely critical of your mother's thoughts, sometimes.
You know, many of you were at one point.
But does that take away from your, from the love you have for your mother, it doesn't take away from so they came to me and said to him, you know, he talked, he told him that one of his enemies have died, when fame is coming to me as if he was going to share things, you know, that one of his staunch enemies, adversaries, people that choose to always attack him, one of the shapes
that used to always attack everything, man, attack his positions, died and even claim came and, you know, brush them into tell him that he died. So every time he rebuked him, and he ran to the home of that person, and he extended condolences to his family, and he said to them, I am to you in his place, anytime you need anything, just, you know, he asked me or reach out to me, and he was very gracious because he understands that these this, you know,
these intellectual battles that we undertake, are for the sake of the same beam that we're all trying to protect
in our for the sake of this very same Dean that we are all trying to protect. One day
he was surrounded in a masculine in Egypt and you know, Egyptians, Egyptians, so I have the right to say that
you should be sensitive to these issues.
But I you know, I have the license.
So Egyptians can sometimes be
I'm not gonna say, but anyway,
they kept the column with me and one of the massage people were sort of adversarial to his teachings. And they beat him up very bad. So
students and followers, and he was, you know, from Damascus, but he did live in Egypt for, you know,
short periods of time. So some of his followers and supporters came rushing to him, and sort of been his brother reports the story and they said to him,
give us permission, and we will go, and basically tear him apart and demolish their homes and so on. They knew where they were coming from. And they give us permission, and they go on foot, and on horse and donkey and mule, everything, and they came with their swords, and they came when armed.
Once they heard the news, he said to them, he would be centers. If you do this, they said episode. So his support, I said to him,
you either right, or the art, right? If the if the if the, you know,
one of you must be right. He said to them, they
could have done this, for the sake of Allah, and then they will get rewarded for it. They will get rewarded for beating me. That's what he said. And you will now go out and beat them, and you will get punished. So they said them, it doesn't make sense why many people fail to understand that this level of
tolerance, or understand that
this is their stab, they felt that I am really deviant. So they beat me, they'll get rewarded. He said, they'll get rewarded, if that is truly there is
a lot of economic data will judge them by their HDL, it is not that and certainly, they may get also so they may get rewarded and punished at the same time, because they transgress or the the you know, things that excess or
but he realized that yes, they could have beaten me and they could get rewarded, but he will be punished. And they said to him
we will not allow this to happen because it will embolden them. So in the end, they said to them, you're either doing this for me, for Allah, for yourselves or for yourselves. If you're doing this for Allah, then I am telling you that he will be held as sinners in His sight. If you're doing the end, he is most capable of avenging himself.
He said he's most capable of of injuring himself. If you're doing it for me, then I have forgiven them I have forgiven them. So you have no business in this. And if you're doing it for yourselves, don't ask me.
Don't don't seek my permission.
end up with the funny thing. The funny thing is that even means to be somewhat very strict on excessiveness when it comes to the RIAA, you know, in dealing in treating righteous people and seeking blessings
from touching the righteous people or touching their,
their garments or
their utensils, their tools, things of that nature. He used to think that this only belongs to Allah.
But the funny thing is that many people did not agree with him over this.
But when he died,
when he died
when he died, his his His funeral was the largest funeral that the masters have seen in that time. But when he died, so these are people that are opposed to his teachings concerning the fabric of the society and
so they didn't really buy into it. They said they were committed to the Sunday when they when he died, they
they caught the water of his horse
and drank it and the use of
You know, sort of fight over it to get a little bit of that water and drink it.
And it was said that the thread that he had around his neck where he had Mercury, the use he used, he was in jail for two years before he died. So they used to have like mercury attached to them to basically repel insects and lice away, you know, prisoners would have this to return the lights away. The thread that
was attached to him was sold for 150 dirhams.
And the current so our
half the cap that he was wearing, was sold for 500 Durham's.
This is a banana.
So, it's not like, you know, this is one of the students. So when they used to throw their Imam as they used to throw his turbans to touch has not to touch his casket, you know, so used to take off their turbans and try to touch any piece of the turban, his casket, and no one was left behind, no one failed to come out to his funeral unless they have an excuse, or they were not able to make it because of the crowdedness. Because they could not like it slurry from
the America was not able to make it because of the crowdedness these are the people that did not really buy into some of his ideas. But they it's like, you know, so you think so but we don't think that we cannot
basically seek blessings this way. So, we will do it to you, even though you do not think so. So, the personal relationships, you know that the fact that his janazah was attended, the number is somewhere between 60,000 to 200,000. But he said that this was basically all of the people that were in Damascus during this time, except for very few 15,000 women that ended his janazah the number of women that attended is 15,000 women, even It was said that women were allowed into were allowed in to see his body before the washing, you know, after he died, the left of the through the doors open for the Citadel, and they allowed people in and they allowed men first and then they allowed women
for after that. And then 15,000 women
to his funeral. So, it is extremely important and the more we go and go into the details of this book and talk about chicken Islam at heart We basically defy is this compartmentalization, this polarization this divide you know, fictitious divides. So, you
must be Sufi, very
happy this or you are Salafi, and after fee and this and then these we will start to make these fictitious divides. Things were not divided like this, things were not divided in this way. Somehow he himself was a master of Sufism. And he was extremely opposed to naturalism that he was excessive in his opposition is he was and this is one of the one of the issues that he could be critiqued about. He used to actually make
it has an
M Allah. Remember Hassan is a great man. And
it is because
it is it is big. It is because of this keenness to basically fight for the deen and protect the but the division, the lines that we put are actually lions fictitious fictitious lives and the intellectual discourse that was between them that we read about now. We are barred from hunger extend into the depths of it, the breadth of it and we think that on a personal level
These people used to be fighting each other punching each other in the face, or torturing each other massage, like some of us do nowadays, which was really not true for those great amounts. Finally, f there were contentions between them. And if some of them were excessive in their, in their critique of others, or in their in their adversarial behavior towards others, why do we follow them in this in this in these errors? Why don't we basically seek our conduct from the one who is infallible salaria Sutherland
and gentleness was prescribed and all things.
And to top it off, reciprocation is important. In our times, in our times, people really
people really emphasize the importance of the civil discourse,
importance of political correctness, should we Muslims lag behind?
Should we Muslims lagged behind? No, we should not. The very message that the prophets of Salaam brought to Rice
was not communicated in the same way to suhaila and multiminer, they
Abu Sofia, and
these are all hard these hoko far
as they are, they were unbelievers, they did not believe
where they treated in the same way for the address in the same way. Wasn't it someone that the Prophet said, had he been alive I would have free the captives of bed roll for his sake, just as a compliment to him atomic nodding, he was not a Muslim. Without him, hello, I said about him in the Quran.
Allah said to the Prophet, you love him, but you can guide whomever you love, Allah guides whomever he loves, so, not the same. So the fact that this course itself could be very different means that our contemporary discourse should be also should be also reciprocal with the rest of the people who we should reciprocate the idea of reciprocation. You know,
you know, even when you talk about to Jews and Christians try to be objective and Matter of fact, you don't have to be offensive. You know, there is no reason to be offensive, you could relay it convey the message completely. Honestly, without being offensive. The idea of reciprocation was best
expressed by our beloved our best when he said, finally found Baraka lofi.
had for an hour and he said to me Baraka loafie I would have replied by saying, We're fee and May Allah bless us with
that status for our. So, all of this is extremely important for us to understand, going for force. I will stop here because I'm way
over, due and inshallah we will finish on time.