Manazil as-Sa’ireen #19 – Chapter on Serene Submissiveness

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So the Lord, Allah

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will start now inshallah, today we will go over babyliss bat the chapter on serene submissiveness as I translated it and we'll talk about this translation and then the second part inshallah we will go over sutra law or covering one's nakedness or covering

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our this though the word our itself is extremely hard to translate, but once the nakedness that means the needs to be covered or not which needs to be covered

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it's hard to basically find a good translation for the word the hour.

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But in babble is bad that we'll start with the session if the scale amendment has no line his workmen hazardous insert bad called a llama so general

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chapter on is that serene submissiveness allow mighty said to give good tidings to the beauty.

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And like we always have this the difficulty in translating these words, because these words acquired the meaning

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from Islam itself, they may have not had all of those meanings, inherently in the language in the Arabic language, but they acquired their meanings

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in Islam, after the revelation. And in this sense, it may be hard to find word for word translation. For many of them,

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you always have to have this complex translations, the word that we were talking about health and health is a basic emotion, you will find a good translation for cough in any language, right? any language should give you a good translation for CalHFA because it's a basic emotion, fear, how fears fear. But then when we talked about Harsha, we said, well, first he has to be a little different from hope otherwise, when Allah subhanaw taala uses the two different terms, there are certainly reasons for the very abusive of the different terms and that applies to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So despite the fact that there may be a great deal of overlap, there are subtle differences,

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there are intricate differences that we want to discover, so that when we hear about the bat, or cashier or how for for sure, it's not all the same for us, it's not all humbleness, because that's how it was translated here.

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And we're best suited to give good tidings to the mohabbatein that humble before their Lord. And I'm not criticizing the translation because they want to find one word for it back in the figure humble may be a good word for bad. But if humble is a good word of mouth about what is a good word for sure, humble, and,

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and what's a good word for Corrado humble, formoterol humble, and that will when will give us the efficient understanding and

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finding the meanings and the different shades.

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And the intricacies of the differences between these words, is an experience in and of itself is like, basically.

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But to have the money or to be verifying concerning these meanings is an important part of knowledge, just to figure out what the word means, let alone the explanation or the commentary. So, if we said that health is a basic emotion, it means fear. And we said that first here you will act with some knowledge. You know, so this is the fear of the RMS fear of the knowledgeable. So it is fear, with more composure, less anxiety, because it's the fear of the people who know how to protect themselves. It's the fear of the people who embarked on this journey, well prepared, they have all the tools. Like I said, they have their armored vehicle. When they see a predator. They just run

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into their armored vehicle and they know how to protect themselves. They are not less afraid of predators than anyone else. But since they have the become prepared. They have more composure less and anxiety and they know how to protect themselves like the physician who knows how to read like

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He was just as afraid of disease like any anyone else, maybe more because because of more awareness of diseases and their complications and consequences, but he knows the medicine. So and instead of getting anxious, he just, you know,

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reaches for the medicine and takes the medicine and that is Harsha. So NMF, salami nivedita Allah. Verily it is the scholars who have crunchier over lots of 100 odd scholars who have partially overlap. So then when we talked about crucial or we said that crucial part of an essential ingredient in horseshoe is health, right? How could you have for sure without having fear of a loss of an essential ingredient? For sure as health?

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And we talked to that, for sure entails submissiveness doesn't we say that? For sure entails submissiveness. We even called submissive humility. So it entails submissiveness and it entails humility. And then he like if we, but we did say that, for sure is about calmness, it's about stillness. It's about attentiveness. It's about all of this. So when you talk about couture and salon, you were talking about all of those meanings, but the basic ingredients, the most important ingredients of sure would be humility, and

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calmness, humidity and calmness, you know if he if you think of course you are, you're thinking of someone who's calm, someone who's still and you think of someone who is humble, showing humility to Allah subhanaw taala submissiveness is part of it. Because when you combine humility and Congress you have

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submitted submissiveness as a result of this, or submissiveness is a basically a prerequisite of this and an essential ingredient of this.

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Then keep all those meanings of for sure with you keep them all with you. And add to them a measure of comfort

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and a measure of confidence and measure of comfort and confidence. You have shown for sure to Allah subhanaw taala until you have gotten to a point where you have familiarity with your board and confidence in him. familiarity with and confidence in your lower and when you have familiarity with your Lord and comfort

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and confidence in him. Then you will be comfortable around in his presence. You will be comfortable in his presence. And that comfort that serenity is an important ingredient if bad. It is for sure. With a measure of serenity. If a bath is crucial work with a measure of serenity. And and this measure of serenity, this ingredient of serenity is not trivial. It is really sizable. sizable to the point where ignore pain points out that will allow us the preposition with a bat allow us the era he did not use. Li so when we say Taiwan, Nikola he showed humbleness to this first before this person we say leave for the love for them not either. But when we say it Manoj he was comfortable

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you know or

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he was comfortable with with x

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at monolingual animals comfortable with so and so.

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We say Anita we say he was we use the preposition either. So when Allah use the preposition was bad he said in a novena Mohammed or Sally had battle lien or ILA either of them. They so he used the preposition hailer which tells you that if bad has more of this ingredient of Toma, Nina serenity, comfort, then humbleness and humility. So, this is a point, this is a very this is this is a

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he will say that this is the first one of the first phases of money in you and it is natural that on your path to Allah subhanaw taala you will have all of those phases. But then you get to a point fear is not diminished. Fear is not diminished. You add it to fit you fear is enhanced fears augmented. Fear is greater, but you're adding to it after your familiarity with your goal.

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After you have experienced, you know, his actions after you have gotten to known him and you have become more familiar with him, and you have more confidence in him, you add to this fear of large, sizable measure of serenity and comfort and confidence in him, then you will you are in this phase of bath, which was one of the first nations of tonina or tranquillity.

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I'll give you an example. But, but this is something that we need to understand very carefully because it's like

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it could be miss a misunderstood, mistaken Miss, you know,

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also used or abused, you know, so piano salary right is one of the greatest scholars of tablet every third Muslim generation, complaining is first, in second, terrible, terrible farmers and the farmers would be third. And so if you understand what he was considered by some people, bishopville haffi, for instance, said I'm giving you an idea about Savannah, Saudi so that when I tell you of a statement, you you're not shocked, you know,

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you know, the person we're talking about. So the Sofia in Saudi ambition at half he said, Kevin, Sophia, is Saudi visa Manny, can I be backrow morphism Anima. Sophia, is that what he in his time was like Abu Bakr and Omar in their tie. Is that that does that give you an idea, philosophy and history? So that's what he was with the NFL he was and so he understood what he

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ran away from Abuja from and so we're after Bonnie

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Ramallah by the insane because he refused

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to work for Apple Jaffer as a judge.

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So piano salary was pointed out to me somebody was about 17 years younger than I will hanifa Rahim Allah, and they both lived in the same town and Kufa, their coffees, and their mazahub are pretty comparable. You know, there's there are a lot of similarities between the mother of Sophia and mehtab of Abu hanifa. It may even be part of the reason why my mother books have vanished because of great similarity with the method of quantify even those who can establish was considered the Vander Cadiz not underwriting which tells you that these definitions are not as rigid as we may think. But Sophia, who was 17 years younger than 25, and when I was 24, died and they are 150 after Ninja,

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Sophia was then pointed out Pooja for him and soon to be the chief justice. And this tells you that even though those who were somewhat tyrannical, they were still looking for the best because he was served from the job from the soda was not looking for any judge or any chief justice that would be just a mediocre or bad one or someone that he could bribe, he was looking first for the best. And then he was after our honey for a while hanifa died, he was asking for the best and the most knowledgeable of people on earth.

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So it was it was pointed to him. So he saw Sophia salary for this position and Savannah, cloudy refused. So he brought the this parchment and not just like a

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like a hide. They used to spread out when they used to slaughter someone when they used to execute someone. And he brought the save the sword, and he told Sophia, it's either this or that you become the chief justice or you die.

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So so if you haven't already told them give me until tomorrow, I'll come back tomorrow and then he ran away and then he heroes that's a beautiful story. And I don't want to spend like too much time on this story. But at the end of his

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day, you know this expedition running away from so if you had a problem with Java console or running away from being the chief justice, he went he arrived at Mecca. And this was before it happened.

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So Buddha console was coming to hands on both our friends who knew that Savannah Saudi was in Mecca it's very hard to hide Savannah.

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in Mecca in particular, in fact, when when they heard of the news of Abuja for the ones who are arriving, the hurt that I will jump first send the carpenters to make a cross to crucify Sophia on a salary. So the current the carpenters were in Mecca they were by and hot on and they were basically erecting this cross to crucify Sophia

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And then the heritage of this use of pianos 30 of the time was in the around the combat and his head was in the lap of Fabiola Canaria and his feet were in the lap of Savannah

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and if you also know Sophia I don't know if

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you if you know like if you can imagine so if you're an authority is head and foot I love layouts lap and his feet are and Sophia is that this Sophia I don't know is the one about whom she fell he was one of the greatest teachers and he said had it not been for Malik and Sophia in the knowledge of ages would have vanished the knowledge would have vanished from inheritance or knowledge with advantage from hedges anyway, so the area that Jennifer is coming and then the heritage that he is gonna you know, excuse a piano and crucify him so they took on Sophia tequila have enough steak you know, if you're like concerning yourself, run away do something, you know,

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tell your accept the Chief Justice position do something totally innocent.

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And then after the so they failed to convince them and then they said to be laughing a lot of

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back concerning us, you know, the UN basically causes a problem if we are hiding you here and Java knows, then everybody will get the rest of our Java.

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Then double Jafar was was like tired. So babysit them just if you don't care, like concern yourself a lot for your law, concerning us and then Sophia

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stood up, walked to the Kaaba held to the coverings of the caravan. And he said something that's a little shocking. He said bury two men who in the Hara Buddha, bury two men who in the Hala Abu Jaffa, I am clear of him. Clear of home and clear of Allah and free of Allah. I have nothing to do with Allah. If Abuja for entertainment.

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If Abuja entered Mecca, which offer was

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right outside of Mecca, basically

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moving towards Mecca, and then Sophia, in the presence of all of those that I am free of Allah embedded to men who are unclear of Allah. If about Darfur, enter the

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house, this is shocking. And if you try to do this, if you if you do something like this, you're completely irresponsible.

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from you, it is basically blasphemy. To say something of this nature,

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you know what it is like, you know, if I try if I say this, for instance, is like, you know, someone like me, who trips over his shadow.

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I, you know, I go to Niagara Falls and I hear of all the daredevils and acrobats who basically walked, like a wire across Niagara Falls or

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on a motorcycle across Niagara Falls. And when I say myself, why don't I do that? You know, if they were able to do it, I am able to do it, they are men and the men

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were were equal, then that you know, the, you know, the outcome of this expedition, how it would be

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this exactly like this, like you're not anywhere close to this level. You're not anywhere. You're not just there completely. It is very possible that Sophie and his family was inspired by a law that you're protected and his confidence in Allah, his confidence in Allah and his belief in this inspiration. This is not what he liked the working of the prophets and messengers, but Allah may have basically

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given him that coolness, comfort, serenity, love would have inspired them that Abu Jaffa will not make it. You're protected water about what I've just told them. You're protected. And then he wanted to transfer this confidence and there's comfort to the rest of the people. Don't worry about me. I will Jaffer, we'll never we'll never make it. I will jofra will never enter Mecca.

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And if you want something to make you assured and certain that will Jaffa would never make it. Then listen to this. And certainly now, there is a hadith in which the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Allah and our very own minute Islam. Thank ganache.

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As the event title and cansada pandemia lol Islami, Salomon, whoever I am, whoever says I am clear of Islam, if he is lying, then he will be asked to describe themselves. And if he is not lying, then he will never return to Islam safe, he will not return to Islam safe.

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Okay, which which means what? This is not the same thing.

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Certainly what I am not sure what Sophia has already said was right or wrong. I'm not judging Sophia at this point. I'm just telling you that this is a karma. This is a supernatural favor. For sure. No scholars said that this was not a Corolla for Sophia. Or I do not know of scholars who said that this was not a kurama pie himself, he kurama sabitha This is an established favor kurama that a lot granted to Sofia, because I was offered a did not make it a book which offered died and did not make it to Mecca.

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Well, Jaffa died, you know, right at the border of Mexico.

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So, then, then, then what are the profits or the loss of upset whoever says I'm clear of Islam, if he is lying, given he is as he described himself, and if he is truthful, that he will not come to come back to Islam safe? What does that mean? If you take an oath, if you take an oath, and you say, if this is not true, I am clear of Islam. That is what the prophet prohibited us from you do not do this, you do not use this phrase, basically, to confirm your oath. If you are lying, then you are as the describe to yourself, you are clear with the and it's not as clear a view. And if you are not lying, if you're truthful, you still don't come back to Islam safe. You will come back to Islam

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Here, Islam will be tarnished, because of that statement. So you don't you don't ever make that statement. Is it clear? We don't ever make that statement.

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What we do and even we don't make it the likes. We don't make it in the same context in which Sophia, maybe we're not Sophia and we're not there we are not close to him.

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What by no means, but it tells you what it tells you that Sophia was much better not Mohammed, Mohammed, but at this level of alphabet. You do have this

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confidence in the last panel toddler comfort with Allah subhanaw taala that you may say things of that nature that you may say, because your confidence in him and your comfort with him makes that possible for you or even thinkable because it would be unthinkable for us to make a statement like this. But for someone who reach the station the station have a bad answer and

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and the highest of stations. So piano theory, in his time, was like almost an echo back in their time. That statement itself is enough to tell you who's have hearing loss.

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Is that clear? So if that is then for sure. You're having all of the ingredients of couture, you're having the humidity and communists the major ingredients of crushing war, which emanate from submissiveness, glorification and love, of submissiveness to love of an glorification of Allah subhanaw taala these results in this humility and calmness, but after them now, confidence and comfort and you have bet,

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then implement Hardaway Ramallah said that if bad men allow a mechanic to mannino who will do routine not many men are Raja Raja Raja Raja lyf bandsmen Allah at MOCA Toma, Nina bath is one of the first stations of tranquility in Hawaii mccammon Marina, one of the first nations of tranquility.

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Well, who are not many may not reduce what it is finding refuge.

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From reversal and hesitancy it is basically fight reaching the station where there is no more hesitation. No more reluctance, you know, no more possibility of reversal.

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Because as long as you're in this nation of fear and anxiety

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You have not find comfort with ally yet. You're afraid you're anxious. You're I badla is based on fear and anxiety you have not found comfort with him yet, then you You are not enough in one of the stations of formatting, he and I, all of these are important ingredients, we will keep them throughout until you meet Allah subhanaw taala. But still, if you don't have that confidence and that comfort, you are not immune to reversal to rojo to go and back on your heels. Basically abandoning the path, abandon your journey to a loss where there is a possibility or not safe.

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So this hesitation and the possibility of reverse of uter and the route you were on your heels going back on your heels is always a possibility. until you get to the stations of tomorrow, neither one of them is bad. And then your confidence and align your comfort with Allah would make you immune

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from reversal and hesitancy and when he said

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it is three levels ultra to Allah

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or the first level and test every pillar is metal shower, when the divine protection encompasses the desires when the divine protection encompasses the desires. So no craving whatsoever that you have will be greater than the divine protection, the Esma the divine protection of the light granted you is greater than any craving than any of us than any

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wanting or desire that you may have. So the fences of asthma are higher, too high for any of the untamed horses of your desire.

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Here desire is like you when you're when you have like a particular desire particularly ardent desires, it's like riding going hunting tours, you don't know where that untamed horse will take you.

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So, but if you have the fences of Esma, when a Lost Planet, Allah grants you this protection, these fences of asthma will protect you from being from the

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basically a rebellion of those untamed horses, they will not be able to jump over the fences, he will still be within the bounds of servitude. So antistatic SMS different is basically to encompass is the encompass Allah is not to shanwa the divine protection your desires, no matter how great those desires or cravings are. And that is important too. because keep in mind that just the fact that that you have cravings, and the fact that you have huge cravings, is is is not the only factor

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in whether so so some people don't have greed for money. Some This is just their nature, their hand, it may be a good thing for them. But it doesn't mean that the people who have greed for money are more prone to transgression than the people who don't have greed. Because you're not factoring in the eyes, mother divine protection, you may have much greater lust than someone can still be protected. Because the fences of asthma are much higher than the untamed forces of your lust. These are important factors. It is not just about having, you know, some people just are lifeless, sort of some people don't have interest in much and you don't need to be Muslim to be that they don't have

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much interest in the other sex they don't have much interest in making money. They it may be just a sign of fatigue, it may be just a sign of this interest that is not necessarily virtuous to begin with.

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But some people are born with more of those cravings hardboard with more of those cravings you can imagine the camaraderie of a man who was born with a lot of cravings, you know full of vigor full of life and you know, but but then it is about the fences of the ice are they higher, can be be over come by your shanwa or not. And the 70 color is not too shabby when the divine protection encompasses the design.

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With a static an era that will have the and when the word power covers he the heedlessness, the willpower covers the heedlessness you know and Sheikh Mohammed you could make any like you have the folder. If you want to make any corrections and the translation or improvements

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or the spherical around with a static and Hurghada to the wind power covers the heat in the sun, I use the word covered. Because the word with a standard it has this, like, you know, when you when I tell you you're covered, don't worry, I'll take care of you I'll watch your back and cover your back. That is what it means. So era that the world power the resolve is based. Not only that it caught up with a traveler, but it covers a traveler whenever a traveler befalls you in trouble, your resolve your errata is always there to pull you up. So even after the after the falls you're in trouble, like after the heedlessness before you're in trouble, the errata the resolve is always

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around and oh was able to pull you up. So it covers all of the failures of

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your era that your resolve covers all of the failures of the reflet. So that your other

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that you know the the obvious translation here would be the era that catches up with your resolve catches up with your heedlessness and exceeds your heedlessness you know get comes ahead of your heedlessness but there is also this concept which is that whenever thereafter because the government was always be there, and I forgot, overtakes You are the heedlessness overtakes you at one point can be falls you in trouble. The era that you resolve is always around to pick you up to pull you up from from the struggle through Taliban and Inaba, and so on.

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What where's that we have? polishable Silva?

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Where's that we have follow up a Silva. And the earnest pursuit of the beloved destroys the halls of comfort and leisure that Ernest What? Yes, that we means what how our means what to fall, however, means to fall. Yes, that we means to make fall to make something fall, to make someone something to destroy something to make it fall into a deep hole, meaning to destroy it. So your your power, your pursuit of the Beloved, your pursuit, your earnest pursuit of the Beloved of a Lost Planet, Allah, when make for will destroy, has said what has silhouette means what

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it means your basis basically.

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I translated this as the holes of leisure and comfort, it means that you're find somewhere in your dunya here dunya has become cozy enough

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so that you are now really comfortable in your journey. Your journey is so cozy so nice to you. And you're finding comfort and leisure and joy in this dunya

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which would make people you know,

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support Santa Mira

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medical methodologically federal facility submitted a complaint about

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settlement art means like you're you're basically

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way down to earth. Because you like it. You love it. You're having everything you want in it. Can you imagine someone who has wealth and his health, he or she is healthy, wealthy, have good family, nice kids, obedient, everything is working out for them. They will, you know, be weighed down to this earth, they would find somewhere in this dunya there don't ever be too cozy for them to pursue, you know the hereafter. But for those people who are in this station of F bat, at PALOP, the pursuit the earnest pursuit of the beloved will destroy any halls of comfort or leisure. the halls of comfort or leisure room, keep him back will be destroyed no matter what they will fade out, you

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know, in comparison to the love of Allah subhanaw taala and the pursuit of his reward engine in Paradise, what data to study Okay, so this is the first level

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Then he said was directed to Sony and the second level,

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alpha Yun paceline era data who said

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so, no cause can come from bias is well,

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no cause can compromises with nothing could compromise his well order is resolved, or it may be a reference to basically the era, the resolve, being

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completely like completely reliant in his resolve on Allah subhanaw taala and not on any causes. Katie

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intermediate causes he always sees the effect in the work of Allah subhanaw taala beyond any intermediate causes or intermediaries, what are your heisha palomba who are no obstacles can cause his heart the distress of loneliness, laoshi Chapelle barwara this distress of loneliness with you? No, no nothing, no obstacles can cause his heart the distress of loneliness watch this being feeling lonely on this path on this journey. One of the worst one of the worst learned on this journey or the worst obstacles on this journey that caused the heart of the distress of loneliness is loneliness. Loneliness itself, when you are on this path, and you exceed all the

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company, or you

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move far from the company, and the company are holding you back because the company are so

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delayed or behind on the path and you find yourself alone. And that loneliness causes the heart, the stress, because you don't find support around you. And human beings are social creatures, they always want. So continue

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that continue to continue on your path, but don't give up on on on the good company. Because as a human being, you see how Sofia, where Sophia was, you want this comfort, he wants to have the you want to be able to lay your head in the lap of a bank of Nigeria, even though none of us can do this. But you want to have someone like vitamin A out to lay your head in his lap when you're in this stress. And that comfort, you know encourages you and and if you don't find that provider, find someone find the friend that that is also wanting seeking Allah subhanaw taala and give a blind eye to his shortcomings or her shortcomings. Because otherwise you will not be able to find comfort in

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Don't give up on the company. But at the same time don't allow the lack of you know, you could be way ahead

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when the Nina bottoms or reality from the Manhattan have been 30 at home, and those who believe that their offspring, their descendants followed them and believe we will make them we want to reunite them, with their children with their offspring with their descendants. Because in even in gentlemen, you want to be reunited with the people that you love.

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when the Prophet be reunited with

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the people that he about, yes, how far is he from them? And there is, you know,

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many light years but there is no comparison between the prophet and us

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or any human being. So is it possible that you are way ahead but you're still you know, in having this company and enjoying this company and being good around them and given a blind eye to their faults he as soon as possible. So you keep the company while you're way ahead of them. Physically you are with them. And you're also finding comfort in that company because you're given blind eye to their shortcomings. And you're not seeing any version for yourself over anyone.

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But it is important that we we don't allow the distress of loneliness to keep us behind. What and then he said the third one what I talked about 30 poly fitna

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No trial may interrupt his path What about Tarita you fitna? No trial may interrupt his path, what data and this is clear right? The trials will not keep you behind will not delay adonijah to Sally says the third level is when he said an Estonia in the whole match who was praising this praise by the people become equal to him praise and this praise by people become equal to him. Can you do it?

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No, likely not. Because if you think of

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the apparent implication of this sentence, it is unattainable to human beings, even prophets and messengers. It is beyond it's beyond this, where praise and this praise become completely equal to us. No matter what people say about you whether it is good or bad, it doesn't make any difference. Hello, seven salata, Shara about Ibrahim, what are the of the driver pretty much our lady Santa so to confirm a theory and give me basically an honorable mention on the tongues of the latter generations have good reputation among the latter generations. This is one of the gods running he wants a good reputation. He did not want to this praise of people that profits or loss and loving

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himself used to be affected by this cutting out of my memory echo and we know that that hurts you causes you distress, what they say. phenom life is the word of God I cannot volume in advance.

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So it causes the Prophet themselves distress what they say then it would cause you distress. And if Ibrahim wants a good reputation, then it is natural that people want to get good reputation. However, this pursuit of good reputation of praise or this liking of good reputation and praise. There are three

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important qualifiers here. When does this become dangerous? If it makes you back to yourself back to the people back to Allah, how does it make you back to Allah?

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If it competes with the seeking of his pleasure?

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If it just competes, not overtakes not anything if it just competes? Certainly if you give precedence to this, as you know there have been reports from eyeshadow lohana menara Vanessa disabatino Allah

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Safi por la la la. He was cottonelle Saudi woman.

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Arabella besotted Mina ness Fabiola, one who I don't know someone who, whoever, this whoever pleases the people at the expense of displeasing Allah, Allah will be displeased with him and we'll make the people displeased with him. And whatever pleases ally the expensive displeasing the people our love will be pleased with him and when make the people pleased with him, okay. But it is not just this. It is even competition. It is not just when you're, you know, favoring the pleasure of the people over the pleasure of Allah. But even if you're allowing the pursuit of the People's pleasure to compete with the pursuit of a loss of pleasure, or to have any room to crowd your heart, and and

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take, take approvement your heart so that you're less energetic in seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and you're distracted by seeking the pleasure of the people that is still bad for us and hamadani has some verses of poetry, where they are attributed taravella de la meridiana they are actually attributed to her but they are actually the Bible for us. And they were about about Allah but this cover is said have he said these verses of poetry about a lot he would have been right on and they would have been absolutely great.

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And they are attributed or obviously if they are established from Robben Island and they are about a London then they're certainly beautiful. Where it is reported as Robbie asset, or I will say Ross

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fidelity Bailey avena caminando vainio baillet Amina karabo, salmon Kabuto cocoon kulula, vivo Katara Vitara boo.

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C'est la la de vainio vena cava mirim I

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have a new avena la la mina Hello.

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I wish that what is between me and you is sweet

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and then I don't care.

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What is between me and you?

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If what is between Me, me and all the people is in ruins in Farmington, what do Falco know a year on if

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if your love is true, or if your love for if there is truly if you're true if you truly love me,

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if you truly love me, then everything afterwards will be insignificant, trivial, but cuando la valle katavi Toronto and everything that is above the bus is that all there is above the dust is this, you know will turn into this whole human beings will turn into this.

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So this is this is important that the pursuit of praise is not a distraction for you whatsoever. Not only that, you don't want to give up the the seeking of a pleasure of Allah for the pleasure of the people, but the seeking of the pleasure of the people is so secondary, that it does not compete with it. This is a pursuing of the pleasure of Allah, and it doesn't even crowd your heart. It doesn't take up room in your heart, your heart is devoted to Allah. And wanting the pleasure of the people is one of your inherent human qualities characteristics, but it is not filling up room in your heart. Is it clear, it could be an inherent quality and inherent human quality that you have. And

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that you cannot basically move beyond or give up. But it is not filling up in your room in your heart. Because if it fills a room in your heart, it becomes a distraction. So this is the first condition the second condition, you're not bad to the people

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in the sense of that laywoman or hadoken have a buddy he may have bought enough in no one of you will will have faith and that he loves for his brother what he loves for himself is seeking the purse that if seeking the pleasure have the people will make you back to people wish for them to be beneath you to be less than you feel like you're competitive like head on competition, not parallel competition, like the competition that was between Abu Bakr and Omar where no one of them would have wished to be other any, you know,

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failure or falling short or setbacks, but the waste for themselves to move ahead. But this so you love for your brother, what's your love for yourself. Like you do not want to be your parents fate like if you want to be your parents favorite, you do not want your brother to make any

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basically, to make any mistake or, or to fall in any error or to be any bad back to your parents so that you could win their heart. know you're working hard to become your parents favor based on your work, not the setbacks of your siblings. The third condition here where the third condition so that your pursuit of people's pleasure is not pathological is that you're not back to yourself.

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Because of seeking the pursuit of people. when when when be stressful, then you're bad you're being very bad yourself and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said Mother Benita and your Salafi irrelevant the opposite Allah enhancer Marianna sort of your melody the DNA to hungry wolves sect into a flock of sheep will not be more harmful to the sheep than one's eager pursuit than one's eager pursuit of status and money for his Deen

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and for his psyche. Also it is applicable if it hurts your deen it hurts your psyche. So your your eager pursuit of status and power will be destructive to you to your deen and to your psyche, worse than to hungry wolves sent into a flock of sheep. So if your pursuit of people's praise racket or recognition or good reputation

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does not make you back to Allah back to the people back to yourself. It is not bad, it is not pathological. It is natural, just natural part of being a human being. And then he said

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materialism preys on this phrase by the people.

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equal to him with a dumela Emma to hold enough see his self reproach becomes constant, his self reproach becomes constant, without overwhelming yourself. That does not mean that you become more bent that you overwhelm yourself.

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I sent you the footnotes the statement the body or the alarm,

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not the complete statement, the complete statement is there a way around it to be fair enough to basically hatami it. But the part of it that matters to us is in the cooloola is an Oklahoma army, for the hearts become blind when they become overwhelmed. hearts become blind, when they become over well, so don't overwhelm yourself. Because constant self reproach some people may think that this could over yet some people may do this until they overwhelm themselves. And this becomes an impediment on the path to a loss of autonomy, because they have become overwhelmed, but

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self reproach self reckoning hero enough Silla self reproaching soul

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should not prevent you from reaching an absolute mind because that is the goal. The tranquil so the tranquil neffs if the self reproaching soul will keep you from reaching if enough Salah Wilma will keep you from reaching enough some of mine now it is due to the service. Enough c'est la vie ama is good as long as it is leading you to enough some of mine and these things could overlap they are not distinct phases. they overlap enough some of mine still suffer from approaching but Toma Nina Roberta La Nina is has become greater now it's like it's better who should work to my Nina and if bath tranquility confidence and comfort we will la will become the predominant field feeling

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okay. So what I do like to hold NFC is self reproach becomes constant given that this is not overwhelming is Why are my son alfalfa Pandora jetty. And he becomes a blind to the lower rankings of the people compare it to him or compare it to his rankings.

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And he becomes a buy into the lower rankings of the people compared to his rankings. We've we've discussed this several times before, you're not seeing yourself above the people whatsoever. But when

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and if you see yourself and there is some merit to it, like you see someone who's freely treacherous, wicked bad. And you say to yourself, you know, I have not been

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tested by this or that, you know, Allah subhanaw taala favors me above him or her. If you say this, there are certain things that will keep you from arrogance. And it will keep you from being self deluded. What are they?

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Three things, this is all the favor of

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what I have what I have been given, it's all the favor of Allah.

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He can take it back anytime he wants.

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Whenever honorable 14 and what matter is his conclusions and things. I don't know, you know, how my life would end no one knows how his life was with him. And I don't know how his life. You know, I'm looking at him now. And I'm saying to him that a lot of law favored me above him. And I'm not, you know,

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you know, I'm not at this level of wickedness, or I don't know how my life would end. And I don't know how his life was when you remember those three sites. It's all from afar. He can take it back whenever he wants. If he wants to take back my Eman, he can take it back. And

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in America quality leads are backed by their ramblings and I have not been given any promise that my ending will be a good end.

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So those are the three reminders will keep you from arrogance and self conceit and delusion.