Manāzil al-Sā’irīn #03 – Introduction

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Last summer so

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I'm about to proceed and shall begin with Vanessa studien.

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for the first session session like usual and then we will go over worship in the second session and so

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as we said before men as an alien is a book that was written by a woman Hara Whelan, Sadie.

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From a city in the northern, in the western provinces of Afghanistan contemporary amongst

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the moment, Hardaway died in the year 481 after his.

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And Kodama wrote a commentary in the eighth century.

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This book called the Madonna just said, again, that is considered to be

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one of the finest, most refined and at the same time most authentic

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explanations of men as an ad and and by far, one of the best writings

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on the issue of cassava, for to scale.

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And last time, we went over the phase of verba, which is entry into exile. We said that, demanded Harvey, and his introduction, talks about three phases, three sort of

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large phases

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in this journey, and he said that the first phase is episode Casa de faceva, or the beginning of the March, a second phase is the hurdle for the waterbar, or his entry into exile, after he starts the March. And if he excels, then he will feel that loneliness or stranger illness,

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because he will

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be alone.

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Or if there will be anyone else, he will,

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there will be few that are accepting. And at the same time, if there are a lot of people around him, like during the time of the you know, tambourine or something, there are other people around them, he does recognize

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that this is his own journey. So he will enter into exile, even if there are a lot of people around, even if there are a lot of righteous people around them. And even if there are a lot of people ahead of him,

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he still recognizes that this is an individual journey, this is his own journey. So he will for sure enter into this horrible. So you may think that this horrible is limited to people who feel loneliness, because of the scarcity of good people or righteous people or people who are excelling. In this path, which is not true. Everyone does. Even if he's in the company of collaborators, people that he does recognize that he was alone, you know, has not fallen

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in the womb of his mother, he was born alone, he will die alone, he will be very alone, he will be resurrected alone, he will stand before Allah alone, he will be crossing the bridge over 10 alone he will and Salam Allah granted to all of us be admitted into gender if he makes it alone. So, all of this all of these sort of

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problem next,

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all of these phases of your existence, you will be alone, these are the most important phases of your existence your entire existence or last one or for others,

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you have come to us alone as it has recreated you the first time.

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So, he will enter into exile, regardless of

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the company that he has, and certainly for people that are aware of

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you know, then the times they may experience more of this loneliness, people that you know, do not have the righteous company like this Harmon.

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indeed have the wrenches completed have people around them next to them be ahead of them behind them.

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But people who don't have that much righteous company, they will feel even more lonely.

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And then the third phase that we talked about here is the phase of

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sort of wallet,

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net of heat 53 per acre.

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This is the phase where which he, you know, describes as a solar water River, which is attaining, you know, or being able to sign, Moshe had to be able to site, the site, his goal, his objective,

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decide the destination, like we said at the end of the race, if your site, you know, the target, if you sign the end line, that will certainly motivate you to finish off the race. So, he said, the third level consists of entering this ecstatic contemplation, or attractive, beholding attractive the holding of the target, attractive beholding of the essence of oneness or the essence of a diet of hate the essence of monotheism, on the way to annihilation, on the way to failure, or annihilation.

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And since we came to this point, and we came to the first ambiguous or problematic, whatever you want to call it,

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ambiguous or problematic term in the book, it is beneficial to just stop here a little bit, and explain some of this ambiguity, and explain, you know, and address the issue of ambiguity in general in the books of the South.

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So many words, the terminology of the South is often ambiguous. They often use inferences. They often use symbolism, symbolism, and that creates problems because this ambiguity and the symbolism that is used in the inferences that are used,

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cause problems, sometimes those inferences are completely wrong.

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They just they're just misguided inferences. But sometimes they're not. Sometimes they're not. So one of the people that

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are that people misled to think people of our times are misled to think that they were handed a Sufi is important to me, rahimullah

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who was described as a great Sufi,

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and who was instructed in the qaderi,

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you know, school have to solve.

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But that's the, that's not the point here. But American Obama was a very sort of,

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proponent have

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a very great opponent have a very sort of assertive opponent of any deviations within the path of the soul, because he was extremely familiar with it.

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To the point that he was granted the CFO or chief for the CIO.

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He was extremely familiar with it. And he was

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sort of

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very assertive in fighting for the purity of the past, not fighting the pass itself, of purification, or to escape, the so called the soul of the idea here is we will not be

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basically entangled with the terminology, the terminology, many people use it in their own way. And many of

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the seekers for many of this self

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described as Sophie's

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are certainly misguided and have extreme extreme forms of misguidance. We'll explain this.

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But the idea itself, of this key and purification, the idea itself, of watching the interior, and the idea itself of distinguishing between the acts of the interior and the accident, the exterior and not being not being deceived by the righteousness of

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The exterior or diluted away from watching one's interior, because of the righteousness of the exterior because the exterior could look perfect and the interior is completely corrupt.

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It is true, that you could look perfect, you could be acting on with with

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just meticulous perfection exteriorly and have a very corrupt interior

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arrogance, pride, envy, greed, z in the love of

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leadership, love of recognition, you know you could have no experience no connection with Allah subhanaw taala it would be extremely dry inside

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just perfecting the act on the outside. So, the fact that there is importance the the Illuminati lobby convinced that he Hillman format or whatever.

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And same on the day when you know neither wealth or offspring will be of any benefit, except one returns to allow with a heart that is selling the fact that the heart matters, the fact that the word the actions of the interior matter and the matter even more than the actions of the exterior. If you want to call this the south, I prefer to call this this game by the way. My own preference is to call it the scare because the soap is a word that that was not adopted by the prophet sallallahu sallam, nor that companions, it may have been first, you know, at least as far as we know it has not been reported from any one of them. We cannot, you know, be certain that no pain in other word, but

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it has never been reported from any one of them.

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The first one who was described as Sophie may be able to catch with Goofy, that's late in the second century.

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It is attributed to a horizontal velocity.

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Sophie's like to attribute this to the hustle and bustle you probably have never thought of the alarm, but the word that the subwoofer itself was not mentioned. And it was very rare, even within the first three

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centuries to be mentioned.

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But what regardless of what you call it, this key is the word used in the plan. So that's why I love that word. The word is key as org, a lot of use them. But whether you call it solute, whether you call it the subwoofer, very quotatis care. At the end of the day, that terminology doesn't matter. The content matters, the content matters. So everyday May I was sort of like this

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forceful opponent of any deviations in pasado. But he cautions that Sufi science or discipline has its own terminology. He says marmosets they have their own influences, and their own terminology.

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So whoever does not know them, well, when a mayor cautions that whoever does not know them well, and knows the details of the past, but

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he will, he will return, you know, as a loser, he will basically if whoever

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whoever gauges the past without true knowledge of the terminology

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of this past will be a loser, because he will get completely confused within this, within the ambiguous symbolism of the Sophie's to the extent that a miracle Allah would find the excuse for evil bustani when he said that it is bodoni.

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So, and we're not saying that this is we're not saying that this is right, we'll come to it, but that we as even Masami Allahu Allah

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was in person called bezzie. will deliver Sameera was born in somewhere in the northern Northwestern province, north eastern provinces of Iran, contemporary Iran was born at around the end of the second century, who is known to be you know, to have a benefit from synonymously and other people famous or popular in the past have to solve. So I was in LA would study with other certain statements that that are extremely repulsive that

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You know, if you hear them, you cannot afford to say that this statement is proof

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he just can't afford when you say that I had a lot of opportunity, there is no god but me, so worship me. Or when you say so Penny, and it was amazing, the sun was also recorded, have some subheadings apparently, you know, glory be to me, glory be to me.

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Now, if you hear this,

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you cannot afford the but to say that this statement is correct. And you should say this statement is right. You must say that statement is true. Because if he can't really distinguish between growth,

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then you have a problem. Now, the issue is, is he calf?

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That's a different issue. So,

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Mama used to

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honor a visitor pastrami to a great extent. And he used to sort of praise that we as even bustani because he used to say that these people enter into these states of spiritual intoxication. And the other statements that are repulsive, and are modified or sorry, are not compliant with the Sharia, but the the save them in a state of intoxication. So, they are not assume

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they are they will not be punished for this because of the lack of intellect that is one of the conditions of accountability, loss of intellect. So it's a status, Ritalin, intoxication that will make you lose your intellect.

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For obvious, even bizarre, why would he say that he will do he are so highly. It is this concept of finance this concept of articulation.

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He is not saying that I am God. He's saying that there is no Abuja z.

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That there is no reality except for God.

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There is no reality except for the reality of God. That is the only reality. We are not real.

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In fact, one of the students of the non nursery went to Zealand Masami to look for him to benefit from him.

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And, you know, before this, like when you say that there is no reality it is basically, we have no reality. It is basically it comes after you crush the ego.

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And you abandon the self, it was reported from above is either Masami that he saw lots of hands on attallah in a dream. And he said to a lawyer in the dream,

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era, how do I come to you? How do I come to you. And Allah says to him,

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you have,

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the only way you can reach me

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is anthrocon upset to leave yourself.

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So you have to abandon yourself to reach me.

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So he said, that I shaved off myself, like a snake sheds off the skin, it skin.

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So that is basically when you completely abandon the self, crush the ego. So you feel this annihilation, which is the field that you're you're all you're almost not really knowing that you do exist, knowing that there is an existence for the creation, and there is an existence. You know, there is a distinct difference between the existence of the creation and the existence of the Creator. But it's a feeling perception that you are worthless, you're nothing, you're zero. So in this state, you feel that there is no reality except the reality of God. And in this stage, you may say statements, like let a lot of our own years of honey, repulsive,

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non compliant statements of this nature.

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Certainly, to me, it says that these people reach that level of spiritual intoxication. So they are not accountable during this phase of spiritual intoxication. Yet, you must not

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Follow them in this,

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that here's the problem. So, someone you know two groups of people, a group of people, that here is a statement like this from someone like z. And here is the connection between z then the known and mercerie

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as either another

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seekers, and then they just give up, they get disillusioned with the path and they just give up completely on the whole path, because they get repulse repulsed by these ugly statements, they are ugly statements,

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you know, they are non compliant statements, and I grew. So, those people will lose a lot, because the path itself is is a beautiful path is necessary for our spiritual internal well being. And someone like him and how are we if we give up on his book, if enough time gave up on the book, because of the mention of or annihilation, and the mention of ambiguous statements that may may indicate that at the moment Halloween

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was a pantheist, it The Hardy or huddly

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way to do their hobbies are two different concepts, but they are related, that it will do is the oneness of the existence that they have is the unification. So the unity of the existence sweated through Jude is the field that or to think that there is no reality but a larger reality. But the way to have is to be unified with Allah is to be unified with Allah, these two the two different paths are comparable. And then and this these concepts are completely rejected.

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Because pantheism is worse than the Trinity, at least that Trinity has scribed the Verity to to honor individuals in addition to a lot, you know, Christ, peace be upon him and the Holy Spirit. But pantheism what, ascribe divinity, to everything, to all of us, and all creations. So it is at the end of the day worse than Trinity.

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So, some people get sort of repulsed by these statements, and some people on the other extreme, they marvel at the statements. And those are the people that are always attracted to symbolism. They're always attracted to ambiguity. And they marvel at the statements and because of their attraction to the persona of Abuja, z or the persona of, you know, madeon or the persona of this or about

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of this of the seekers of this path, because of their attraction to their persona, they confer authenticity on these statements, they accept the statement and they should not accept the statement, because which one of the Sahaba said bodoni? Or did the Sahaba never experienced that highest state of reflection or high state have faith?

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Which one of the you know the type of

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God or did they never experienced the highest state? So,

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there is a group in the middle

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basically examine those statements and examine the speakers and said like Tamia Kamala and pay him and other people like Mohajer like in no way like other

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scholars, that are verifying scholars that are adherent to the parameters that comply with Sharia and the grades,

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basically, seekers of the path itself after solve, like if denied, you know, Bishop that happy another seekers of the past that really rejected those statements, they said that these are unacceptable, but at the same time, we said we will not reject everything he said. We will examine it and we will filter and the beauty of modality is set a key and is that for the student of knowledge, it is Sufism without the mysticism without the ambiguity.

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Unity. It is Sufism clarified this ambiguity. It's Sufism without those pitfalls

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of the past,

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someone may say, so what would make everything easier Amala this forgiving of those horrific statements when it comes to the Wizard of Oz Tommy, and does not show the same leniency with ethnography, for instance.

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And he is, describes an RV as one of them at our head.

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So even if they may have said that that was even worse time you would go through those states. And he said that it has been reported from him that he would reject those statements when he wakes up from these, you know, basically stances or the, you know, trends and phases of spiritual intoxication, he would reject those statements. That way as he did Bustan, he was compliant with the Sharia in his life.

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So, those brief moments of last event and like due to the spiritual intoxication due to the spiritual, intense feelings, intense spiritual feelings, we will forgive them as basically being not accountable during those phases, because of coverted, worried about flock because of the intense feelings that occurred to him, and the loss of intellect.

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Those times, he's not saying that this is right. He's not saying that this is an indication of strength of Eman because the highest of the believers are the Sahaba of the Prophet next to him. And the rest of the prophets, they were not intoxicated, they were always aware, they have covert, wary that they have intense feelings intense event, but with covert aka not by far not with weakness of intellect, but with strength of intellect. So their intellect was able to withstand the intensity of the feelings, their their their strong phase, there is strong distinction between the heart and the makuu there is strong awareness of the reality.

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You know, the dictates of their face, help them survive the intense feelings without making statements of this nature, that are not only ambiguous, but utterly problematic, problematic.

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So he feels that people like us who is Eve just

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lost that ability of discernment during periods of spiritual intoxication and made those statements we will not follow them, we will not accept those statements, we will follow the path of the Sahaba. But we will excuse me for that statement that he said during this phase, and we will still benefit from the beauty of his teachings as an American Allah haften quotes and others

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who made statements, problematic statements when they

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when they talk about the importance of compliance, I believe Zeb himself said if you see someone flying in the air,

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don't trust them, and you verify that they are compliant with the study. We as even himself was invited to talk to someone who spit in the direction of the tablet, he saw him spit in the direction of the peddler

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and he said that this is an advocate of Sharia that he was not entrusted with How could he be entrusted with the secrets of the path or the you know, the secrets of the path to a loss of Karnataka if he's not interested with keeping, you know, the the simple, advocates of Sharia did not spit in the direction of the peddler. So this is not a heretic. This is not a man who's you know, a heretic at all. And

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yet, for the students of knowledge, you need this to be filtered. For sure this the vast vast majority of the students of knowledge need someone to hold them by the hand and help them with the filtering of those statements because you cannot swim alone.

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You will need help in this journey.

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But when it comes to it not to be hypnotized me I was very. And at the end of the day, it is not really necessary for us to make final judgments about people because we are not in a position to make those final judgments. Because if you if you had them the day if you say, of Nairobi said such and such, someone can say, whatever yazeed said more than this, and you're trying to make a distinction between the Edna de Mia, Rama, Allah and people that have this level of, you know,

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not only knowledge, but also experience in the past awareness of the past.

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They have their own way and they pass their judgments, whether they're right or wrong, they will not be blameworthy by last pinata because they have it they are capable of making it to the head. But even then it was close to the type of naivety and both of them for the masters. So with me, I got to experience firsthand some of the health outcomes of the teachings of Nairobi and for the teachings of Nairobi, it was not just a matter of going through a phase of spiritual intoxication and having a few words, and move on moving on, like Boise, and others. But for of Nairobi, he wrote this stuff down. And for everything, Mayor, you cannot be spiritually intoxicated, when when you're writing a

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book, or you, you don't write an entire book, in a state of spiritual intoxication. This is a strategy and phase that you go through. And then when you wake up, you have complete awareness, you have a complete distinction between the creator and the creation. And you don't have any misconceptions or misgivings about pantheism or the Nirvana, whatever it is called the, the concept of annihilation or the concept of Finance. That is, that comes from Eastern philosophy is not from us that you don't have any misgivings about this, you're, you're completely aware that you are the abbot of a law, that you are the creation of Allah, the difference between the creation and the

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creator and things of that nature. In addition to this, you know, you do not lie to

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us, you do not extrapolate from this is not a, this is not basically a principle that you believe on, believe them, to extrapolate from it, and to base our opinions on it. And anytime you have, for instance, had this, you know,

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experience with a man, a Jewish man, Jews, Judge, Judge within, you know, like, because you know, that Islam, Christians and Jews were allowed to have their own judges. So this Jews judge his names of them say it happened to me, I invited him to Islam, and he accepted Islam. But every time you have this discussion with him, and the judge told them that someone from the, you know, disciples of of NaVi, have invited him to Islam. And when he talked to him, he felt that he that he believes in pantheism, so of the saints said to him, what, based on what you're saying, then Pharaoh was a an honorable figure.

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And the that the cycle says to him, when

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we honor for how,

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you know, because for how long according to those teachings, basically, because what was most inviting for him to, to give up the worship of everything and worship alone? That is counter to the concept of pantheism because there is nothing but Allah the whole the entire existence is as divine. That's the concept of pantheism. That's why it was reported from the lobby, where he said it turns out that's not the point. That's but the problem is this is the legacy that deputy mayor was trying to fight is reported that there is no difference between you know, the the Kaaba and Baba that are sad or the, you know, the

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temple of idols are, because everything is is is basically divine.

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Because there is no reality but the reality of God. So basically the that is that is extremely concerning that is not going through a phase of spiritual intoxication. That's actually having a principle and then extrapolating from this principle and basing other teachings on this principle and now

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For how ended up being 104, our drown in the basically the oceans of Allah's mercy and allows bounties.

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Now, does this mix everything, there's this,

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it makes us everything, it just.

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And in this case, this is not a phase This is not some ambiguous statement that we need to clarify like some of the ambiguous statements in this book that we must clarify. No, this is a whole doctrine that completely mixes everything up. And that completely destroys the concept of hate itself. And the distinction between the harder

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it is, you know, so they may have said to the judge, who have already accepted Islam and be invited into Islam had already accepted Islam. He said for him one of the

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most ironic for our you know, that he the the judge sent to the, you know, Judge center with a mayor, the judge set up with a mayor, that haftar this man invited me this disciple of Mojave invited me, I told them, You want me to leave museflower

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you want me to, you know, go too far out and abandon boozer, I won't do it. So if anything makes sense to him, you're being Jewish helped you, save you.

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Because being Jewish is better than being from

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Canada, we are who they are on a, you know, being Jewish is better than being

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so, so that is why

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that's why he makes that distinction between our diseases bustani and anatomy. But at the end of the day, he's saying that if you don't understand their lingo, you will

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lose, because you either reject the whole path or you accept the problematic concepts or teachings within the past or have accepted the problematic statements made by the secrets of this path. So, one has to be extremely careful in this regard, with the terminology

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like this concept of Finance.

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so to break down the concept of finance, to have like some understanding and understanding of the concept of finance or the concept of annihilation, management, your management

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there is this existential for that which is the financial dude. And then there is financial data which is the annihilation of desires and financial which is the perceptual annihilation, annihilation of awareness, recognition.

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fanatical dude which is which is the idea of annihilation exists existence of annihilation, and I didn't mention in in in reality and existence is basically to to maintain that there is no reality but the reality of the Creator and there are some contemporary people that actually believe in this

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so to believe that there is no reality but the reality of the Creator at the end of the day you can pinch yourself right.

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Therefore, you cannot deny this that there is something inside here

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and if you cannot deny that there is something inside here but you believe that there is no reality but the creator because basically you're throwing this blanket and looking back at him as a which is the tournament the the Antalya means eternity without beginning.

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You're looking back all the way before there were any creations and then you're not before before there were any creation, there was only the Creator. So everything that came into existence had a beginning. And everything that came from nothingness you say is nothing but

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it is not true. Because if you're denying that anything can

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Come out from nothingness and be real. You're denying the Allies a creator. You're denying laws ability as a, as a creator, the creator is the one who brings things from nothingness from Adam to do to existence. And if you deny that, you know, any newly sort of any accident or newly emerged, existence has reality, you're denying the ability of the Creator to create or to bring things out of nothingness into existence. So, you say that there is no reality, except the reality of the Creator, because at one point, we all did not exist, we come from nothingness, we are nothing

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and then you feel that there is something here

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and then you deny that it exists, you use you use, assume that this is an illusion, that this is an illusion.

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And at the end of it, you will say methods of the law, there is nothing inside the scope, except for luck. And you will see a lot of opportunity, there is no god but nice worship me alone. And so clarity and all of these

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So, that concept itself was forgotten which

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is untrue. Allah is capable of creation is capable of bringing things from nothingness to existence. And anyone in his right mind will be able to tell that there is a reality.

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For this creation, that this creation is real is existed. He is an indication

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you know, the existence of the Creator or the necessarily existed, cosmological evidence for the evidence of the first cause.

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So, you

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it's, it's untrue. And not only that, it is untrue, it is unwarranted, it does not have a benefit, not only that is how unwarranted and non beneficial it is detrimental to our faith to monotheism, to our to our belief in Allah subhanaw taala because it will undoubtedly financial Jude, the basically annihilation of existence, except of one hit will undoubtedly lead us to pantheism

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you know, pantheism, she has worked through through two, which is the belief that everything is divine, there is no difference between idol and God, because there is no reality except the reality of God and this idol is God and God is the idol and you know, and God and God is you know,

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so, that is

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it, if that is not this belief, what is this belief?

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If that is not this belief, what is this belief?

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So, Fernando Jude is untrue, unwarranted and beneficial and leads to Union.

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If they have also the some of these concepts, they have a trickle down effect, because not everybody understands this. And not everybody says that. But there is a trickle down, you know, the trickle down bigotry that we talked about,

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from the top down from the top of the political pyramidal, there is also a trickle down effect for all of these things. And the trickle down effect is basically indifference, fatalism, defeatism, and it did happen to our own, you know, if we do not resist those concepts, then you will have indifference, if they not only that, you will believe that

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everything is divine, if everything is the high end, that there is no motivation to ordain good and forbid bad, because, coupled with this is also another problem which is that not make a distinction between and Mahabharata, between the will of Allah and that which he likes and what that was that which He wills

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is there a difference between that which Allah likes and that which Allah wins?

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For parents theists, it is impossible to make that distinction they can they are not even making a distinction between the divine and the creation. So it's impossible. So every thing that happens in this universe is beloved by Allah. Not only that he welder but he loved it as well. So in this case, how would you have the motivation to fight evil? What is evil at the end of the day isn't evil part of his this thing? part of you know, isn't evil, something that he brought to existence therefore he must love. Therefore How could you hate it when he loved

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and that leads to just

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nihilism and indifference and fatalism and defeatism and all of this happened by the trickle down from the top to the bottom,

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okay, so that, so what is the finale, so when, when, every time he tries to find the excuse for the people who will talk about in front of you, or you know, other scholars trying to fight even harder, any scholar, verifying scholar of the Paradis and tries to find the excuse for the people who talk about it say that what we have to understand

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from this is the perceptual center is the funnel in your awareness in your recognition. You're basically throwing a blanket, you're saying, at one point, nothing existed except for last minute data. So you're throwing a blanket over the creation so that you do not be hold anyone, but Allah, you have this forever showed that this perceptual, Vanishing of everything around you, you're not beholding to anyone? But Allah subhanaw taala therefore, would you be watching would you be considering, you know, whether you be trying to please find anyone, but Allah subhanaw taala you will not, he will not. And that would be great. That's beautiful, right? to only be watching Allah,

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and not watching any of the creation, so they are absent from your recognition, from your awareness from your childhood, from your sight, from your observation, whether that be beautiful, you know, if I am not seeing you,

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I will not be trying to impress you. Right, I'm speaking to you now, if I am not seeing you, I will not be trying to impress you, and I'm not trying to please you impress you, I will be sincere, all of what I will say will be only for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. Because to begin with, I do not see it's not like I'm not considering trying to please you, but I'm not seeing as a consequence view. However, it is.

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It is not unqualified, because in the absolute sense it is. It is untrue. untrue, and Hana, unattainable. So we have to say that this is a valid concept that must be qualified.

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So every time he tries to qualify this by saying that this is not financial hood, because we need to have full awareness of the reality

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and work within that reality. But this is federal, you know that this is how annihilation of desires. So I see you,

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I see you, but I don't fail in the test of you know, sincerity at the end of the day, despite the fact that I see you recognize your presence. But I am looking over you, beyond you through you. Some of the scholars say you consider the existence other than a lot of the other the creation like glass boards. You see through the glass board, you recognize its presence, but you see through it, you see a lot through. So when you wake up in the morning, and I usually use this example I like it, and your spouse yells at you.

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And I'm not even going to say you know which time

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you wake up in the morning to be politically correct. You wake up in the morning, first thing you your spouse says he had

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Then, if you will, you would be prone to what? yelling back, you know, or, you know, getting wild as well, because you're just completely aggravated at this point. And you want to avenge yourself. But if if you see through

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him or her

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if you see a lot through him and her, what would you see in that? What would what would this experience be about for you? This is my first test in the day, right? This is test number one.

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This is not

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my wife, her husband.

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You know, just doing their usual crazy thing.

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But this is my first test of the day because I'm seeing through them

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you know, and beholding the action of Allah subhanaw taala through them. And you know that those that these creatures are tools I'm being tested by Allah subhanaw taala Baba Baba and fitness Atlas V rune, we've made you a test for one another, each and every one of you, your tests, your you, your coworker, your classmate, your business partner, your spouse, which I'm not bothered about and fitting me into a test for each other, as the rule would you say show patience, I cannot pick up a car and your golf is old watching.

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So, this is the first lesson, okay. So this is now

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to some extent, definitional, who does have validity does have validity.

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infinera that which is the management of all desires, but but for one desire to please a lot to get closer to Allah.

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It has validity. But we want to qualify for nationals, we want to say that it is qualified.

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And what do I mean by being qualified?

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I mean, that the one

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in the absolute sense financial is unrealistic, and realistic

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and attainable.

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Because they say that you will not be cognizant of or aware of the existence around you accept the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala or they will vanish from your perception is unattainable. The problem with realistic objectives and goals is that they result in getting people disillusioned with past they feel that these are unsurmountable

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obstacles between me and whatever they are telling me you're telling me that I need to get there, I don't see that there is any possibility that I will get there it is human to some extent. So, it leads to people given up on the past. And if you say that, that means that you will have no feelings whatsoever financial or financial, you know that either you have no feelings.

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We would have to test this.

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The prophets have no feelings whatsoever, no personal feelings that they crushed their ego to the point where it was not existed.

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Where the offended by insults the prophets and messengers were the offended by an instance, that they have personal objectives that the Prophet gave us, you know, the cassata, Nasser ofany MOBA and become an NBA you know,

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which means procreate and have children, I will show you off to the profits.

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They have any personal feelings that you know, so when you crush the ego and your ego vanishes from your perception, would you be even more elevated to seek salvation?

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You know, you will be able motivated to escape from the NA. Will you be able motivated to get to an agenda or to be admitted into agenda that complete crushing of the ego is unrealistic? And maybe unbeneficial. But the profits of Solomon felt

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you know what I've done some recommended dunia

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talk before

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keen to attain that which is a benefit for you. And he was talking about manufactured dunya that which is a benefit for you in the dunya is the beginning of the Hadith and more mineral power you have we live in a moment of by the strong believer is more beloved to Allah is better and more beloved to Allah than the weak believer. Therefore, what you what we must say is that this concept of management of

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perception, like I'm not seeing you, management of era that management of desires except for one desire, I think that the way that we qualify this concept is by saying that just adding one phrase, in comparison to

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and that could solve it for us.

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So there are intermediary objectives, you do have objectives, you do want to have a good career, you do you like

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certain things that are of this lunia, the Prophet told us,

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the dunya is sweet, and green, meaning, you know,

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attractive. So, you like things in this video, there are intermediary objectives that you have. After all, at the end of the day, we as Muslims, we as Muslim individuals, if you don't have if you don't have ambitions, if you don't have aspirations in dystonia, collectively, as an old man, who will be lost, you know, we will be backward. We will be weak if we don't if we are made up of individuals that don't have any ambitions in dystonia don't have any aspirations in this study. So, you say that you have intermediary objectives. However, in comparison to your ultimate objective, the Vantage

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It is like it is very simple, because compare anything to infinity infinity divided by infinity divided by zero is what

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are sorry, zero divided by infinity is what? Zero

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2 million trillions divided by infinity is what

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So, whether you have

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whether your intermediary objectives are to be, you know, like Steve Jobs, for instance, as successful as Steve Jobs or to be you know,

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what are we just to make a decent living here intermediary objective is

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divided by your ultimate objective, it is zero, meaning that your ultimate objective in your awareness

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that your intermediary objective would never stand, you know, what would never obstruct you your ultimate from your ultimate objective, because every time you compare the two, he wants to be successful, you want to be a CEO of the biggest company

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is not your intermediary objective? Okay, you that's fine, you can have that ambition.

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You put this ambition next year ambition or your one to agenda and it will vanish.

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Therefore, it will never obstruct you from seeking and seeking the highest objective the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala it will never not only just obstruct you, it will never distract you. It will never slow you down from seeking this, you know, six of the you know,

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not necessarily six, but

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how many of the 10 lots of oversharing, but it can be described as millionaires and our clients. Yeah, at least a few of them bobak

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have to some point is available, extremely wealthy, also given his inheritance at the time of his death. So, so from the from the 10. You can you could name several ones that were considered extremely wealthy, have this of those them and some of them maintain that wealth. Some of them did not maintain it to the end like abubaker but some of them maintained that wealth to the end. So in comparison to

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hear that you're watching

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him but in comparison to your watchfulness of Allah as if he vanishes from your

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Perception but it doesn't vanish. From your perception, you have complete awareness of the reality. You see, if we don't have complete awareness with reality, we can't engage with reality. If you see the Prophet sallallahu Sallam standing and the better, the better at making their heart intense, the higher and saying to allow them into handicapping. But for the abbot, who Allah if this group is is violated today, if this group is destroyed today, you will not be worshipped on earth again, and he is making this sincere, this report by Buhari to the point we're about to happen again from behind and to calm him down. So if the Prophet is not aware of the reality,

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then he can't engage the reality of property appropriately, he is the one who was told by Allah that He will be victorious. You know, he's not he was told, but he is still he is still engaging the reality as it is not, as

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you may like to imagine, for me, we may like

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to think,

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now, also have awareness of your own virtues and your own vices is important. How could we didn't use if say, Daniela has any fever and he, you know, appoint me over the storehouses of the land, I will be our guarding, I will be another unknowing guardian.

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Without recognition of his own strengths, without your recognition of your own strengths and weaknesses, how could you promote your strengths and use them for the sake of Allah? And how could you basically, address your weaknesses? and get rid of them? That that is also important that that's part of your recognition of the symbol, the recognition of the self.

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Also, the idea of not being watchful of the existence and not being aware of the existence,

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completely disregarding the existence, were the prophets and messengers acting on behalf of humanity. They were the agents of God, right? They were the agents of God. Do you think that they were this unilateral, they're bringing from God and pass it on to humanity, and they were not really compassionate towards humanity, they were not aware of their belonging to human that human race, humankind, where they completely detach from humanity, acting on behalf of God alone, or where they were they also aware of their belonging to the to the human time, to humanity, where they were, where the profit making sincere God for His own man, that he have feelings for his own Marilla you

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know, that the Ebrahim say to Allah

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they don't have

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money. So when, when when the fear dissipated and Ibrahim was calm down the angels told them first that we will do this and do that. The you know, the fear of the angels dissipated and Brahim calm down and they told them that we will go and destroy the village of the people of loot and so on. And they gave him the premise the graph stylings of the Sun is have a histogram without Bushra and the graphite landscape there ugr there would not be a common loot he is arguing with us alive say that Ibrahim is arguing with us can serve the people of blue No, save that leave them give them a chance. Ibrahim, and then a lot of math say that over him is argumentative. Allah said in a hurry when our

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money that Abraham is for buried after returning to Allah. So he praise them for arguing on behalf of the people mu. Abraham is saying, Please save them, you know, don't destroy them. And allies praising Ibrahim for acting on behalf of the people have looked at arguing on behalf of the people to loot to Allah wanted those prophets and messengers, to have compassion, to have to have feelings for humanity, for the humankind. So at the end of the day, the qualification is to say in comparison to financial and financial both the animation in your perception the annulation of all desires except to the desire of Allah does not

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mean that you're not aware of the, the existence because you need to be aware, when you're driving your car you need to be

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you need to be sort of

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conscious that if you get into an accident, your mother will be devastated. You need to remember your mother when you're driving your car. If you have a living an ally of mother,

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that is awareness of the creation,

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you need to remember that your wife would be devastated your husband will be devastated if you get into an accident.

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So but in comparison to your watchfulness of Allah, everybody will vanish. In comparison, thier desire of pleasing gobble up all of the intermediary desires will vanish will not obstruct, you're not slowing down. So at the end of the day, the very beautiful words that imagine how he himself said, Can suffice in this regard. And we don't need that, that concept of

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the ambiguity of

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the very beautiful words that a mental model he said in his talk about the merkabah or watchfulness of Tavi motel, in Medina Alhamdulillah is ruled by the distracting glorification of Allah subhanaw taala. So your glorification of Allah will distract you from anything else, what more than Alhamdulillah your nearest to Allah will motivate you to carry on the path was surrounded by and rejuvenating, ecstasy, joy, when you get close to a lion, you have the sweetness that you will be pulled. That is enough, that is enough to not have interferences.

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When he talks about not having interferences, and also to watch to the SRV of Allah is eternity without beginning that is, that is fine. But you are recognizing the reality of this existence, you're able to work within the reality and be aware of it completely. But while being aware of it completely, it is not

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slowing you down and it is not obstructing you from reaching your ultimate objective, which is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. I'm sorry, we went over the time, we will take that time from of worship. And in the future if we

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need a little bit more for one of the two sessions. We will still respect the you know, the departure time which is 10 o'clock, but we will borrow from one session for the other party.