Manāzil al-Sā’irīn #87 – Chapter on Witnessing

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Under a lossless Ramos are allowed

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to proceed

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inshallah,

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we will talk about an Shahada station or the chapter of an Shahada witnessing

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at station number 82 in a moment Hello is Bookman azido, serene. And in the session, we will talk about, we will finish the chapter on Messiah and chapter

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which is miscellaneous matters. And then we would quickly go over the chapters on

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the chapters that pertain to slavery

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legions

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emancipation

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promise of emancipation upon the

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emancipation by contract and the mothers of children on behalf of our that, but first inshallah we will talk about Adam Shahada or the station of witnessing and remember the last time we were talking about the station of disclosure when a lot of this closes here to unseen

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realities, realities of the unseen

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And today, we will talk about the Masada which is witnessing and it is higher as a nation that is higher than

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disclosure,

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but more Ayana, which is basically I am I witnessing his next station and it is important that we understand that deliverable, how do we put those

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stations at 182 83 and he put other stations above them, which tells you that he does not intend by disclosure witnessing or beholding

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that this is the beholding of the eye. Because that would be it would be hard to put any station higher than the holding by the eye.

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So that that is when it comes to the basically the order in which he put those stations. But he certainly means to be holding by by heart. And that is not controversial.

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She

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said Carla was a gentleman in the vertical Victorian Canada who alguna waka sama, wahiawa. Shaheed, and this isn't sort of par for last minute Allah says, surely and that is indeed a reminder to him who has a heart or is eager on hearing and is constantly present is a constantly present witness is a constantly present witness the word Shahid means you know it could mean marker

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because the word marker witnesses with his blood, you know, he testifies with his blood to the genuineness of his faith and the truthfulness of his commitment. But Shaheed martyr Shahid here means a constantly present witness, because it's not showerhead, which is

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witness. But essentially that is a superlative from showerhead. And it means constantly present witness is witnessing all the time.

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Then the safe side, Shahada to socoto hijab, but then we're here for pal mocha TD and mocha Fattah when I two and now

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with ej, Yeoman papaya rasmi wiremu Shahada to wilaya to ally in USA, one era Salah, see the Raja

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witnessing is complete dropping of the veil it is above and matcha mocha which is disclosure because it will kashia attends to the attributes. So it has some remains of the images while mocha attends to the divine obscenity or that and it is of three levels. So he says that disclosure is the UN Allah discloses the unseen realities to you. It is

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Basically when you behold the manifestations of the attributes,

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when you behold the attributes and the manifestations of the attributes, but you're not beholding the absurdity of the Divine absurdity, the divine that.

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And that is why in most Shahada, where your focus of attention is the VAT not specified is that the vine obscenity, not the attributes

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of the Divine, not the divine attributes, is higher, to the chief. According to the shave, it is higher when you behold the divine absurdity. And as we said, this is the beholden of the heart. And we will come to address this in more detail at the end. And so I love our talk. So that she was saying that, you know, mahkamah, Masha had the distinction of Messiah, which is witnessing the divine if say it by the heart, is higher. Because when you're witnessing the attributes, keep in mind the manifestations of the attributes are the temporal beings and temporary events. When you witness the attribute of a loss might

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mostly you are witnessing the manifestations of a last minute you are witnessing what Allah had done to the previous nations, of ancient you are witnessing the mercy or the gentleness of Allah, you're witnessing their manifestations in the temporarily originated creations. And that is why he says that these are images. Because when, when you are

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when you're when you are attending to or be paying attention to the attributes and their manifestations, you are paying attention to the attributes and their manifestations in the universe, and the temporarily originated creations. So that's why he says because, because he can shafa attends to the attributes. So it has some remains of the images. Do you understand now what he means by the images, the images are the exterior realities were unhappy, the true one is the ultimate reality. And everything else to shave in the shacks, terminology is resume images, we are images, we are the images, because the sheriff wants to say we're all the manifestations of some of his

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attributes. Like we're contingent beings, we are not the necessary being we are temporarily originated we are making this. So we're simply images of or manifestations of his attributes or his divine attributes. So anything in the shapes terminology, that relates to the creation is described as reassume or images, because the ultimate reality is the divine himself and anything else beside the divine

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would be described as us phenomena, you know, the sort of the phenomena numina distinction that they have, that does not mean that these images do not have ontological reality, as we said before, they do have ontological reality.

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They are real, but the reality is not in any way, comparable to the reality of their Creator. Because their reality, you know, the fact that we're contingent, basically or disposable, aren't we like if, you know, if I really didn't come to this world, you know, nothing would have

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you know, it would have collapsed, you know, any one of you guys

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you could do away with anyone here.

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So, contingent beings are into existence is not even necessary for the world. We come we go, maybe if we didn't come, and one would have noticed, your parents would have been fine with the three other kids that they had

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and so on. So,

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you do want to imbibe that feeling, you know,

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that we are images were contingent, we are not gonna necessarily be

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Reality is different without compromising your understanding and your also realization of the reality of the creation because our Lord is the true creator. So he brought about 3d creation to existence. They do have ontological existence, and they are different from the Creator, because the creator and the creation are not one of the same, there is the creator and there is the creation and there is a clear line of distinction between them.

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And they're coming to existence is a clear, active act of creation, bringing us from nothing.

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At one point we were nothing, even though we were created from this earth from the soil of this earth, but this weight of this earth itself, at one point did not exist.

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No particular matter is eternal, no particular matter is eternal. Therefore, everything is created, ex nihilo or from nothingness.

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Okay, so do you understand what this year why the chef considers him Shahada above and mocha because it focuses on the absurdity on the that on the Divine Essence versus the attributes and their manifestations in the universe, which are the images around the sort of the phenomena around around us.

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But at the same time, it is important to also to say, and this is a discussion that goes into in detail in modality sec sec in limited time, Rahim Allah said about, you know, that distinction that was made by the amendment, how do we recognize

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that it is almost impossible, inconceivable to perceive that without the support or the support without the the that it is ontologically impossible, that there is a VAT that is not qualified by any attributes? And it is conceptually impossible to perceive of as that strip from the Safari or Safari, stripped from the that isn't true. Like when you're perceived of the, when you think of the might of Allah or Mercy of Allah, or the gentle pneus of Allah? Can you perceive this isolated from Allah? No. Because when you're when you try to think of mercy might, that has to be in connection to in relation to the agent, not isolated, you can't perceive you can't basically conceptualize the

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attributes stripped from the that the absurdity, the divine essence, the same applies to the divine essence, you are beholding the divine essence that is

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described by all of those attributes, by all attributes of majesty and beauty

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and perfection and command. So

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immunochemical mala, like he always does, he wants to justify what the chef said in a way that would be consistent,

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completely consistent with revelation and he keeps on talking about how she who the safarov is the mahkum of the NBA and the Rasul. beholding the attributes of the Divine is the station of the messengers and the prophets and he proves this, but he wants to say that the sheriff means here, that when you see one suffer, when you are absorbed into beholding, or witnessing one suffer,

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that is inferior Of course, to be holding the VAT that is described by all the support.

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That is why the prophet SAW said when he talks about this man Lhasa del Carmen Asada agenda, whoever

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comprehends not, here would not be comprehension, it would be you know, comprehension, realization, actualization, it is like different from simple comprehension. Manasa whoever realizes, you know, comprehends and acts upon

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that comprehension of the names of the 99 Names of Allah subhana wa tada when enter Paradise.

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So, it is, you know, that was the mark

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Come with the chef wants to say that it is mcommerce shewed is to behold, with the eyes of your heart, the divine essence, the divine fct, that is described by all of these attributes of the man, beauty,

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Majesty, and demand perfection. That's clear, right? whereas an cachaca is to disclose some of the unseen realities to you some of the manifestations of the attributes to you in reality, and that is different from beholding the divine essence that is described by all the attributes, you're cognisance of all the attributes together, and none of the attributes bars you from witnessing the other attributes. So witnessing the attributes of majesty does not keep you from witnessing the attributes of beauty, witnessing the attributes of beauty does not keep you from witnessing the attributes of majesty, well, what are these are high, you can have the same time witness the

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attribute of Might and mercy

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in the same, that or in the same

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essence.

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Then the shapes

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are here.

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So emotion,

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Shahada, or witnessing attends to the divine obscenity it is of three levels. The chef will start then to talk about the three levels. The first level is adalja, udom Shahada to Marika tragedy

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mithila he noted who Jude Mooney satin Ivana Angela, Masada to Marika de Falco, do they read me phila, he noted with Jude money cotton befana in general, the first level is the witnessing Gov modifier, which is recognition and as we said before, they do use the word demographer versus

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to talk about the knowledge, that beneficial knowledge of the heart versus the technical knowledge of the intellect or the mind

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or the tongue.

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So, the first level is the witnessing of modified or recognition, which transcends the boundaries of knowledge, transcends the boundaries of knowledge does not mean substitute, it means compliment, it transcends the boundary of knowledge does not mean that it is in a different direction from knowledge and that there is some contradiction between this and knowledge. No, it means that it builds on top of knowledge, you know, after knowledge, if you don't transcend,

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that if you don't move beyond gathering information, to have heart, the recognition, to have to make use of the information that you gather, if you don't, if you stop just that, or do that item, and you don't have an experience of faith, then that is certainly insufficient. So it transcends the boundaries of knowledge, in the tablets of the light of actualization, which is means what existence but we'll do it in the sense

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would you then the terminology could mean different things but it's actually the best translation for what God is actualization to actualize faith.

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So, you know, acknowledged will do in the tablets of the light of actualization, manehattan, befana, and German I'm making their mount kneel down in the front yard of the citadel of German or togetherness. You have to it's a long translation of three words. But Monica an aha means to make your camel kneel down. It's like you have you you're just almost there, but you're in the front yard. You have not entered the Citadel yet. You have you have just arrived and now you are

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making or letting your camel kneel down in the front yard of the citadel of togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala or the old German

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then the six what data to send here the second level motion to my Anna taco Hey Bella, so I had were told vizu I will tell by sooner wrote kudos

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to Chris who and Senator HR.

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The second level is the eye witnessing which cuts off the ropes of signposts. It cuts off the ropes of signposts. Imagine the signposts are like

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robes that attract you to Allah. So when you arrive in his presence,

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the robes are of no use. So you're not using the signposts to

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learn about him. You're not using the signposts to get your there. So they're absurd. Now we need, the ropes are cut off,

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or they become of no use. And then we're going to be sooner hotel corridors

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and whereas the attributes of holiness or makes you aware the attributes of holiness that can be told us or sort of this,

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the moussaka itself

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would be, what were the attributes of holiness or would make you cause you to wear the attributes of holiness.

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Of course, your

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outputs.

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The attributes of holiness would be the divine attributes, but not that you would wear the divine attributes in the sense of you becoming a

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partner of the Divine concerning His attributes, certainly not. Absolutely not. But the attributes of the Divine have the human manifestations like that, you know?

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Didn't Allah subhanaw taala describe the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as a role for alpha Rahim as Islam Allah is Allah, Allah, Allah.

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Allah, Allah, Allah.

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The Prophet, the prophet SAW Selim was described in the Quran as are all about him, that would be compassionate and merciful. And these are two attributes of Allah subhanaw taala

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are two attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. So the human manifestations of those attributes are ones that you want to emulate that ones the ones that you want to acquire is Allah subhanaw taala has attributes that are befitting of us to emulate and attributes or unbefitting for us to emulate. And then we have virtuous character attributes that are on the fitting of him. So he has attributes that are befitting for us to emulate these are the attributes of gentleness and generosity and mercy and so on. You try to emulate them as much as you can. Certainly the human manifestations of them, not the divine manifestations because that's beyond us. But then the attributes of Might and majesty and

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so on, you don't emulate those you don't emulate the article attributable Jabbar for instance, the irresistible has hand attempting to emulate those will make you like frown and those people. So, but when we have virtuous attributes that belong to us, that are befitting of us, which are the attributes of the Buddha, then kiss are, you know, humbleness, humility, brokenness, these are attributes that are befitting of us are not befitting of him. So, when you wear the attributes of holiness, you're trying to emulate,

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of the divine attributes those that are befitting of us in their human manifestation, in addition to the virtuous attributes that be fit you and do not be fitted the vine, like brokenness and humbleness and so on. And then what to her so unsanitary Shara and silences the tongues of symbolism silences the tongues of symbolism, because there is no point thing anymore after arrival, there is no point and after Realization, there is no point in after actualization.

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What the Raja 237 Shahada to what the Raja to a 37 Shahada, two gentlemen, that is the Buddha I ninja Malika and Lisa hearted Whoo, Rocky baton baharu dude. So he says the third level is the witnessing of Jama which pulls towards the locus of Jama

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AI in a journal, the focus of Jama the locus of journals at the center of Jama the eye of JAMA,

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the heart of Germany, the core of German, okay i in a German, so it pulls two items together and it's with a law would make you vanish in the sense of not having any sense or perception of the self and not

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your willingness, not competing in any way with a divine whether it becomes so subservient, although it is distinct from the Divine Will and it will not vary.

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into it because that will be we're talking about one being good but even though it is so this it is distinct from the divine whether it is your well as a creation, but it is so subservient, that it becomes

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that there is there is there is no distinction anymore because you're well so subservient, Hakuna holla avant de Mogi to be until his desire is in accordance with that which I have brought forth. That's what the prophet SAW Selim said. So you desire what the divine desires what God desires, what God wants, what God the decrees, and then you know, when you're in training for Salah, then the Salah becomes the comfort of your eye, because, you know, you become Abdur Abadi, so so

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a man of the Lord,

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meaning all of your intents are for Allah subhanaw taala. You live by Allah for Allah with Allah. So you're being pulled to the locus of Jama

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medica time the Sahaja root possessing certainty of the Advent,

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Rocky baton baharu dude and said in the ocean of full actualization, sailing the ocean of full actualization that is the full actualization of your faith by letting go of yourself, your ego, and being completely absorbed in your focus, object of worship your Lord.

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Now, having talked about Musa Haddon

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and the confusion that sometimes can take place, in the minds of some people that are like can be seen by the eyes of our head, and that is counter to consensus. This consensus was reported by many including society, Rahim Allah and His rissalah.

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Although he is then said that some people raise raise the sort of disagree, but he did the report the consensus of Muslim scholars that Allah will not be seen in this life by the eyes, by the size, the eyes in our head.

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And all of that, oh, yeah, that is talked about and all of them Shahada that's talked about is different. Certainly the Roja in mme, which is the the dreams, that has has been reported from some of the righteous scholars, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself, and so on. But that is not seeing the actual,

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you know, you're seeing your Lord in actuality, in the extra mental reality,

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that is seeing the image of your belief

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in a loss of pinata, but in wakefulness, you don't see your Lord in actuality

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whatsoever.

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And you don't see that you're the Lord with eyes of your head, in wakefulness, in the extra mental reality,

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the so called

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outside of the mind.

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So what do we do when some righteous people say that they saw Allah in wakefulness? What do we do? We, we just can't accept it. We can't accept it because we have so many layers that would prevent us from accepting it. We have a law saying and sort of led to the removal of sorrow the recall ups are no eyesight would encompass him realize him.

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But he sort of encompasses all eye sides. He could say visual perception, eyesight, buzzer vision, no vision, no eyesight, no visual perception would encompass him or realize him but he encompasses all eyesight, that Riku appsero could absorb. And you have the prophet SAW Selim saying and Muslim.

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talamona with an era I don't mean cumbre Hata Mo, learn, learn well, that none of you will see very Lord until they die.

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Since I am Muslim,

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and then we have a consensus of the scholars, and even the Prophet sallallahu Sallam if anyone were to see their Lord in this dunya it would be the prophet SAW Selim. Even the controversy about whether the province of Southern Mirage in the center of the heaven saw his Lord or not.

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No, he did not. You know, and the vast majority of scholars said that he did not what

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It was mentioned from all the love knob bass or email mathema that the Prophet most of them saw his lorry that that is not high site that is hard sight, not eyesight, not by the eyes. So when I said denied that he saw his Lord,

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she was right. But what if not best set about this

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was not countered to what I just said. Because what I'm not best at is not best did not say with the eyes of his head, he just said,

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he saw his Lord, that could be the eyes of his heart, the reconcile between the positions of love and our best and eyes, and that is the position of the vast majority of Muslim scholars, even the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala that not see his Lord in dystonia with his eyes.

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And anyone who claims that he had seen the Lord with his eyes. If he if we even say that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did,

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he, even if we agree that the Prophet did see the Lord with the eyes of his head with these eyes,

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is then the person who claims to have seen their Lord with eyes of their head, they would be saying that we are somewhere in between the prophets of Solomon Moosa. You know, we're a little bit higher than moose a little bit lower than the province of Southern because they would not claim to be at the same level with the Prophet sallallahu sallam. Because if Moosa was denied that request, and no other prophet or messenger of God has been granted that honor.

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And if you can now and claim that you that you are granted that honor Anyone have this on after the profits of a settler, and never been reported from any of the Sahaba

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then all of these layers will make us unable to believe you.

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But we're not behind you. And that is what it says here and a very long passage that I decided to translate from a data set again and read for you. Because it's so beautiful.

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How you hold on to the text of Revelation, how you hold on to the truth as you understand that and how you

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try to find

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execuse so that you do not belie someone who is otherwise righteous. And who's otherwise committed to the so here are read

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should read English first and then Arabic or Arabic first and then English.

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Really,

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okay.

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So they accept the mountain climber canola data set here in the data set again.

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We're at an Abu Hakuna amor, Shahada and at a law firm in Ghana mazzucato saboten fiama in mineral morphin, who ever suffered enough so we're not we're farakka to say however, Howard was there in wasaga through Hania de la sua Matata Hakuna Matata that or Obama to eradicate potentially Hector, Sierra Kellyanne when he said he felt our development was Hey, okay, must be noted here that the witnessing I'm going to read paragraph by paragraph must be noted here that the witnessing is the outcome of belief or the result of belief. So, he who has solid belief in some matter when his neffs in ourselves

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becomes refined and purify becomes refined and purified.

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separates from the lower lusts and vices and becomes spiritual. The image of its belief will appear to it in the way it believed in it, this appearance continues to become clearer and more vivid to the point where it becomes like I witnessing like I witnessing, but it is not this may lead to error in two ways.

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Okay, he said huduma one one velyka saboten sinharaja Anima what is then what I can learn myself other tr one gelatin,

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One error is to think that this mental image, mental conceptual conception, mental image, is existent in the extra mental reality outside of the mind,

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when it is only in the mind, but when the spiritual refinement reaches this Pinnacle, see how he is he is not bashing them. He is not bashing those, he's just, he's talking about how refined the could have become.

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So when the spiritual refinement reaches its Pinnacle, and the darkness of the lower nature gets abolished, and he gets separated from his witnessing the by being absorbed, his act of witnessing, you know, his act of witnessing is his own act. But he's now absorbed with the into the witness. So he even does not feel the self by so he gets separated from the witnessing the act of witnessing by being absorbed into the witness, and the rules of the heart of gamma, pl, ne those of the Spirit, mean, he means versus those of the naps. And we did talk before about the difference between the heart and the Spirit, and the rules of the heart, Nay, those of the Spirit dominate, he thinks that

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what appeared to him is outside, he thinks that what appeared to him in the mind is outside and the extra mental reality,

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then they will fear not the blame of the critics. So they will speak of their experience, and fear not the blame of the critics, at that time, that the strength of the vision becomes so, you know, so powerful, that you keep on telling them but Allah said, and the professor, and then they will automatically because what is you perceive things through your self consciousness, right you and you are a collection of experiences. And that experience makes them perceive these, I have the hobbies different in a different way. So they will automatically try to find the way to reinterpret the eye or the hobbies.

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Because of the you know, the strength of their experience.

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That's the synthetic role of self consciousness that we talked about in the past. So then they would feel not the name of the critics, even if every proof in the heavens and the earth was presented to them.

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To him, this is like someone who saw the Christen with his own eyes. If the people of the heavens and errors tell him he did not, he will not pay any attention to them.

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Like I said, your self consciousness is just a group of memories and experiences, exposures, and everybody's self consciousness, the Isn't that amazing? How we disagree over all things, you know, like, everything you know?

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Because as human beings, who are you, you know, that philosophical, basically question of what is self consciousness? Who, who are you? Certainly we have our own paradigm that we will not walk away from, as Muslims, we have the spirit and so on.

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But then, you know, that spread,

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gets sort of

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exposed the repetitive impressions that Hume said would be vivacious enough to cause belief at one point.

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And

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that makes our perspective very different based on our different experiences. So for someone who has been purified, exquisitely purified

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and the rose above the lusts and vices of the lower self

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then the image of

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their object of worship appears to them in their mind and the sort of the exquisite light feels like it is outside not in the mind. And even time we'll we'll talk about basically how this actually happens. Then he says what are Marula in caribou? femap baviaans. Yeti, well, I can in my mind open and no in namara subrata mata de that he went off c'est la happy cathartic for have a huddle of Allah tiny whatsoever boo hoo water.

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Bharti has set the buzzer will call for ienumerator. Add to the to solve he worked on them in a vertical pool to the top foot Tommy's will refer to hoekman. However, while Hal rln was among women have told me, another hedger

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Biola, we don't belie him. And that's important here by Allah, we do not belie him, we did not believe him that we don't rely on

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regarding what he reported about his vision, but we are certain that he only saw the image of his belief inside him, not in the extra mental reality. This is one of the two mistakes, one of the two mistakes,

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it's caused the cause of this mistake to think that what you saw was actually in the extra mental reality outside of your mind the cause of this mistake of an email that says,

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The cause is or, you know, its cause is the strength of the connection between the eye and the heart, the strength of the connection between the eye and the heart, don't you believe that? Don't you undress? Like, can't you sometimes see someone that you longed for?

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Can a mother see her son walking through the door when he's absent?

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Or when he's been like, away for years or missing or something like this, can she be so focused,

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to see visions of her son walking through the door, you know, often,

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yes. And again happen, because there is sort of the, the, the focus of the heart, and then the connection, the strong connection between the heart and the eyes, the strong connection between the heart and die, so, what you see with your heart, sometimes you could feel it, you are seeing it with your eyes. For the I II, the six

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rahimullah said it, strength of connection between the eye and the heart.

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For the eye is the mirror of the heart and it is strongly attached to it. After this the strength of belief, so that the experience of the heart now and the weakness of discernment, and that is the most beautiful thing to be able to reconcile, you know,

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the, the strength with the with the with the weakness, at the same time. It's like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says about a bazaar and Nakamura on fee and he says a Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba bra I

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mean, how bizarre You know, he says that you have the Hillier in you and which is pre Islamic ignorance.

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And he says the bizarre there is no one that walks on the face of the earth or, you know, given shade by the canopy of that or like under the sort of the canopy of the heavens, that is more truthful, more genuine, more sincere than I was at same time the same. So I'm not gonna lie saying that. We believe them and we believe the greatness of their experience, but they have a problem, the lack of discernment. That is why you don't find any one of the greatest scholars with greatest discernment ever saying that, that that anyone say that of the greatest leader hanifa Rahim Allah say that he saw his Lord, that are loving him vadik say and say that he saw his Lord.

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poverty say that he saw as Lord, that now he may end up in a harder and shall carry or you know, all of those great figures great scholars say that they saw their Lord

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or the masters of the past that in general he did say that he saw his Lord

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that Harrison hasn't been he say that he saw his Lord, no none of them to

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say that they saw their Lord. So because of their discernment because the because of their the strength, the strength of the intellect and that's you know, which does not

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impede the strength of the experience, but it regulates it keeps it within check, so that it does not basically

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into error. So, he said after this the strength of belief and the weakness of discernment and the dominance of the influence of desire, that is the desire of meeting the Lord

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and had you know the inner state, a spiritual state, over that have knowledge. So, the hell dominated over knowledge and the desire to meet the Lord is dominated over one's intellect and discernment.

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In addition to him being told by the community, you know, the community of motorcyclists

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that knowledge is of it and that is dangerous and that is, that is the root of many many errors on this path. To say that knowledge is available, knowledge is not available, knowledge is not enough,

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but knowledge is never evade knowledge is the foundation knowledge is your mount to Allah subhanaw taala the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah and the way of the righteous predecessors is your way to keep yourself

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you know, on the path and not swerve into the side roads.

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Okay, then he said what a gallon 271 he talks about the second error, what a lot 231 and America masataka the who, when the method cottage motor before the body fat one Lumina, vainikolo plain, method 200 cash question. The second error is believing that the matter is, as he thought, and what is outside in reality is consistent with his belief. Now he will project what he saw back onto his belief

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of those two errors such disclosure and witnessing comes about. Then he said,

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Now, keep in mind, he will talk now about the matter header, heretics, he's not saying that all of those people are heretics, but he's saying that some of them are

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that some of them are it is very important that you know how to read

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you know, the

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scholar, you know, after he said all of this, he is not certainly describing all of the people who make this claim as well ahead. And you may also say that the word matter had itself in had is translated now as with atheism, that that is not what it had ever met with vanilla Zinio. You don't have as many and leave alone those who

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miss fall into error concerning His name's Hill had is basically made it is basically deviation it is basically deviation. Yes, it means

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sort of great enormous deviation you would not say it had unless it is great, enormous Lee enormous deviation, but it does not mean atheism at all, did not mean atheism to those scholars in their time at all. And it does not necessarily mean that that particular person is scaffold, it means that they have made an enormous error in their understanding of

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of whichever matter is in reference, what occurred about a subject matter header, Idina through Jude? Well, if you save it,

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then you're likely talking about a meta header in the sense

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at least, it is not that fear line it is tech fear, it was for at least that is basically judging the, the this belief of the genre of people who say that not any particular one of them, not any particular one of them, but the genre of people who believe in Mormonism that there is the weather through Jude which is modernism that which is like something like pantheism but there is certainly a distinction between modernism and pantheism in terms of perspective, but he says what about

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The truthful among the heretics who speak of Mormonism of existence, reported that the matter has been disclosed to them as they spoke about it and that they witnessed it in the outside extra mental reality with their own eyes. Such disclosure and witnessing is the fruit of their belief.

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And it's natural result this was

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a brief exposition of the distinguishing criteria and in this respect, hello knows best and then he proceeds to talk again about an ion or myanna about beholding with AI

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and he says, what a normal iron and iron fly in polka dot after never Mr. Hero dhania woman there was a who forgot after a kebab shuttle. What are the mucca amoruso we're in America to Merci. Merci de man in my opinion, the house we are able to lock and we are the cool tip man he blew god he was he was

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in or eyesight is for the eye to look in the eye. And you have already known that this is impossible in the world. You know, to see your Lord with with your eyes, the eyes of your head and possible in this world. Whoever validated it has committed the ugliest error and circumvented the station of the messengers. The most no one

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reaches is greater faith and certainty to the point where he worships Allah has if he sees him because of the greatness of his certainty and faith in his existence, that's the divine existence and in His names and attributes.

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Then he says

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you have also known why not and what are low ama what bothered me and worldly man with art music group or karate.

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When we have how he Anwar karate, how he admires the rocky Mottola, he will suffer to his Betty how many we have, because we can ye Nila, for your city for other Caribbean rural America files oh no who knows that you will suffer.

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You have also known that the lights glimmers and lightnings are the lights of faith and good deeds, such as the recitation of the Quran, etc.

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They could also be the lights of his submersion in observing the names and attributes, affirming them and having faith in them that he becomes. So the lights that he's seeing are the lights of his own good deeds, the lights of his own absorption into his object of worship, not the lights of the Divine or the lights of the divine attributes.

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They could also be the lights of his submersion in observing the names and attributes affirming them and having faith in them that he becomes like an eyewitness of them. Then the light of recognition will rise over his heart and He may perceive it as the light of that divine if sanity or essence for the attributes.

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him while Moshe had at him when zero homina Zilla, will you will you notice Baba Ella, so do do have, as you say, he will then talk about why they are not listening to many scholars, because he would say that the scholars who don't have spiritual experience, and that is not to say that discard that there is a dichotomy between scholarship and relay or the academy between scholarship and righteousness. No, absolutely not. The greatest idea are the greatest scholars that combine between the interior and the exterior. But he's saying that they are multi-billion, there are two different things you can have knowledge as an information gathering,

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without experience and you can have experience without knowledge, but it will not be as great as the experience that is based on knowledge, for sure. That's clear, right. So they are two different things, but they are not mutually exclusive at all. No, in fact, not. They are not mutually inclusive either. They are not mutually inclusive, either. They're just symbiotic. synergistic. They corroborate each other, they help each other.

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So but then he says these people who have these experiences and have little discernment. Why is it that they are not listening to many scholars

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Here he goes, he says it was mentioned before the before, the reason that we failed them in this error. Those people love spiritual experiences, the reason that we felt them in this error, and that they cannot differ concerning this matter to the veiled people is talking about the scholars who are veiled who aren't, who don't have an experience, to the veil, people whose veil is impenetrable and their souls are too dense to realize it.

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And they may never come across anyone with genuine taste, who can delineate for them the realities of their tastes and visions and their proper place and explain for them their causes and effects for the presence of those

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for the presence of those is very rare. So the those who actually combine the two, the discernment the Qur'an and the man, the why he ended the experience that combine the two their presence

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And these people have intense eagerness and high aspirations and their pursuits and their aspirations are above the rest of the people. So their souls behold the station so they can see they can smell when people are not sincere enough they can smell when people are flawed. Their their faith is their experiences. their devotion is flawed, they can smell pretentious people they can smell arrogant people.

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So it has caught her who is not

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who did not have a soul who did not go through the refinement of the soul and and so on comes in and critique critiques them they just can't listen to them.

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So their souls behold the station of the critic and its inferiority and his absorption and his self interests and the dictates of his naps or ego and nature lower nature.

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So they refuse to accept his speech and refuse to defer to him.

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Whose subordinates taste to Revelation wine who subordinates taste to Revelation and extract the rules of taste from the revelation. not rude or harsh, not pretentious or veiled by the means from the ends. His illusion is less than his station and his nation is above his illusion. If he makes a reference he makes it by a law supplying proof from Allah. And when he stays silent, he does that by constantly attentive with his inner soul and heart to Allah. If they only find someone like that. The truthful would be quicker to him than fire devours dry firewood and fuel and Allah is the one we beseech for him, although he must die and stuff.

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