Manazil as-Sa’ireen #20 – Chapter on Renunciation

Hatem al-Haj


Channel: Hatem al-Haj


File Size: 43.11MB

Share Page


AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the complexity of the dams and the potential for harm. They stress the importance of faith and maintaining civilization in achieving goals. They also discuss the negative impact of giving up excesses and pursuit of longevity. The speakers stress the need to avoid anxiety and hesitation, invest in one's life, and be empowered to achieve success.
AI: Transcript ©
00:00:01--> 00:00:11

Some are sort of loud early here, some do. Some I'm about to proceed today to talk about the zone, which is

00:00:12--> 00:00:27

not an easy topic to talk about, really not an easy topic to talk about. It's not straightforward. And some of the very straightforward topics are not as they appear, they're not straightforward.

00:00:28--> 00:00:34

deserve a renunciation of the dunya, this interest in the dunya, this praise of the dunya

00:00:38--> 00:00:44

which could be sometimes translated as an extension of seamlessness.

00:00:46--> 00:00:49

They have other translations for

00:00:51--> 00:00:57

posterity, as one of the translations, one of the translations I heard of,

00:01:01--> 00:01:01


00:01:03--> 00:01:22

you know, I use the renunciation and, and the centuries, I use renunciation because it's the more popular translation preserved, and I use this interest, because it is, I believe, more reflecting

00:01:23--> 00:01:31

meaning of the word. So, in Arabic material, to have a genuine interest in the Dornier.

00:01:33--> 00:01:44

So, what we will be trying to do here, certainly, we will follow the structure that is given to us, by the moment, your optimum ally has been as sane as we usually do, because this is basically

00:01:46--> 00:01:52

our study of an asset of selling by the moment Harvey, but what we will also try to do is

00:01:54--> 00:02:01

talk about mutanda episode, which is basically what it is about, where it is pertinent.

00:02:03--> 00:02:05

What should we have this interest in,

00:02:07--> 00:02:17

because it is not simply this interest in money and lust than sort of the law, the desires, literally cartago bodily desires.

00:02:20--> 00:02:44

The most comprehensive thing is, would be this interest from anything that will distract you from Allah or that will keep you from seeking the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada or closeness to Allah subhanho wa Taala this would be most comprehensive, what are those things that will compete with your your pursuit of his pleasure,

00:02:45--> 00:03:07

hand that will distract you and that will keep you from pursuing your journey to him. There are many things and many of the subtle things that we do not pay attention to are more dangerous, and more harmful than the obvious things that we everybody pays attention to, which is basically his

00:03:08--> 00:03:10

wealth, and the

00:03:13--> 00:03:14

you know, the

00:03:18--> 00:03:32

the carnal desires, you know, the lustful desires and, and some of these things, and when, in fact, some people don't even consider this the visa or the for some people don't just make means that you're

00:03:33--> 00:03:43

broke, and that you don't have money and that you're happy with. And that's it. That's what it means to some people.

00:03:44--> 00:03:49

But this is not really what what it is about. So, we will talk about this issue.

00:03:50--> 00:04:00

And we will talk we will try to strike the balance between the individual

00:04:01--> 00:04:08

needs, our individual needs, and our community needs societal needs companies.

00:04:10--> 00:04:15

Why is it important to because there are two things in our

00:04:16--> 00:04:30

heritage. And in our heritage, there are two things that could be if misunderstood, be extremely destructive to civilization.

00:04:31--> 00:04:35

One of them is what the Europeans

00:04:37--> 00:04:48

or the Europeans called Turkish fatalism. Europeans in the period of Renaissance, their exposure to Islam was basically

00:04:49--> 00:04:50

through therapy.

00:04:51--> 00:04:57

So therapist them even in America during the, you know,

00:04:58--> 00:04:59

the first two

00:05:00--> 00:05:19

300 years of American history, their exposure to Islam also was the great extent and exposure to the Ottoman Empire through therapy. So Turkish means Muslim in this case. And sometimes when people say are this Arab that the mean Muslim,

00:05:22--> 00:05:28

but it depends on their exposure to Islam. But Turkish fatalism

00:05:30--> 00:05:52

is, is basically our misunderstanding of the concept of predestination, divine decrees. That is what they refer to as Turkish fatalism. They did the sahabas understanding of the Divine decrees, and you know, the concept of

00:05:54--> 00:05:57

predestination, cause them

00:05:59--> 00:06:55

any setbacks that they, they are the ones that will, you know, and, and basically, military accomplishment during those times was the big accomplishment was the basically, you have to have you have to be accomplished, accomplished, in many regards, to be militarily accomplished, not only to conquer, to invade and conquer but establish civilization. Because the Sahaba did not just invade and conquer and pillage the cities and runaway and know the established civilizations, and the replaced the systems of governance, the tyrannical systems of governance of the Romans and Persians wherever they went, by superior systems of governance that were that endured many centuries. So

00:06:56--> 00:07:03

when they talk about Turkish Methodism, they're talking about how we ruin that,

00:07:04--> 00:07:15

you know, the Islamic teachings are Islamic values concerning the belief and predestination. And if you really think about it, we did have

00:07:17--> 00:07:48

we did have a lot of misunderstandings and misgivings in the area of predestination. After this the concept of renunciation of the dernier after the concept of, you know, the so called Turkish fatalism which is our misunderstanding of pata, pata activists the concept of resentment or the renunciation of the dunya. And if you are a fatalist, and he renounced the donia, how could you establish civilization? How could you maintain civilization?

00:07:50--> 00:07:55

If you have a misunderstanding of the concept of about Qatar, and your faithfulness,

00:07:56--> 00:08:13

and you don't even have any interest in the dunya, or any interest in establishing civilization here on Earth, because all you care about is the hereafter. So that that basically image

00:08:14--> 00:09:00

of the religious person that conventional traditional image that they tried to propagate about the religious person to make people, you know, are times averse, the religion of various religiosity, because there is that they're saying to people that those religious people are about destroying civilization are about you know, negligence. fatalism? You know, laziness, this about no creativity, no, this no that and this is the image that we do not want to propagate. And we want to make sure that this is not an image that we are propagating, because sometimes we do sometimes unfortunately we do.

00:09:02--> 00:09:16

So let's try to read through this chapter and let's try to strike some balance in our understanding of the concept observatory, the renunciation of the veneer or this interest in madonia. Remember how

00:09:17--> 00:09:21

I said Baba, Baba ye Pharaoh Lakhan.

00:09:23--> 00:09:37

Allah subhanaw taala said what remains lawful from Allah is best for you. What they make remains lawful from allies best for you What is that means and sort of to pay to buy your favorite local and country more money?

00:09:39--> 00:09:41

Allah subhanaw taala says and sort of mood,

00:09:42--> 00:09:57

whatever remains after you give up cheating after you give up all forms of misconduct in business, you know, everything about FIFA

00:09:58--> 00:09:59

is cheating.

00:10:00--> 00:10:05

You know, scales and all of that stuff that you have been doing.

00:10:06--> 00:10:26

throw people off of their money after you do this and you give up all the haraam, what remains that the halaal earnings that will remain for you will be better for you will be more blessing and will be better for you. If you have faith.

00:10:28--> 00:10:31

When she gives you like, you know, particularly this,

00:10:33--> 00:10:58

this ayah gives you an understanding observance, according to many scholars when they talk about zoo. What is it that you are given up? Is it the harem is additional half? Or is it the MOBA, the purely MOBA for some of the scholars, the zoo is not to give up para, because given up, given up prom is an obligation.

00:11:00--> 00:11:09

So use if not bad, for instance, says if someone is just present in our times, if someone is just a Zed as opposed

00:11:10--> 00:11:22

to a fairy, about the Sandman element, the Ender legs of the Sahaba, those were the some of the greatest desire had for the heads of the Sahaba.

00:11:24--> 00:11:33

If someone in our times is just as good as them, I would not hold him as a. So they asked him why that's useful.

00:11:34--> 00:11:35

So they asked him why

00:11:37--> 00:11:48

he said, Because zone is to have this interest and that which is purely how do we have anything purely have out in our times?

00:11:52--> 00:12:00

Think about us. So he's saying that those the harbor had zone within that which was purely had

00:12:01--> 00:12:21

basically given up around miserably, it used to be you don't need to, you get punished, if you If so, just stay away from harm is not an act observed according to him and according to many of the writers predecessors zone and even, he said, they say,

00:12:23--> 00:12:38

given up that which is Chabot had that was dubious, that which is unclear, that gray between haram and Khaled given that up, this is not this is just one what is beyond water.

00:12:40--> 00:13:30

beneath me, Allah said what are the leave that which will cause you harm in the hereafter that may cause you harm in the hereafter zone is the leave that which will keep you from closeness to Allah subhanaw taala to leave or to give up that which will not benefit you in the Hereafter, that with that which would not benefit you on the air. So what are is the leave and to give up that which may cause you harm in the hereafter zone is to give up, that will not benefit you with hereafter not just that may that which may cause you harm in the hereafter. But that which may not benefit you and if it's not going to benefit you in the after, you're not interested in if it is not going to

00:13:30--> 00:13:50

benefit you in your ear after you're not interested. You see the difference with we know what our own zone. So according to some of the scholars according to you, so from last ba you he said to his people, you people think that years have had your leg up without these people left gave up pure heart

00:13:51--> 00:14:01

as some of them said couldn't and about the Santa Clara, Mahabharata Boko Haram we used to give up nine tenths of that which is purely

00:14:02--> 00:14:57

out of fear that we may fall in Iran. So the margin of safety that cushion that they left between them and Hassan was nine tenths of that we just had. So if you if you can imagine it without drawing, you probably can. So there is this area this is cut out this is haram and then you have shovelhead here, not only that, the left of the harem, not only that the left and the gray, which is the sort of heart but the left the state far behind from getting to this area or this line between hello and dubious matters. And the give up nine tenths of that which is purely out of fear that they may end up falling get hurt on you cross that area and then you cross the Chabot hat and when you

00:14:57--> 00:14:59

get into the area of

00:15:00--> 00:15:00

Hold on.

00:15:02--> 00:15:03


00:15:05--> 00:15:22

the correct position here is that zoom includes all of the above, it is not just limited to give it up had or given up, it includes all of the above. Mmm Matt has a have a beautiful statement

00:15:25--> 00:15:30

where he said that zone the the sort of in

00:15:31--> 00:15:32

the zone of it

00:15:34--> 00:16:03

is to give up that which is dubious. He did not start from Iran, although, you know, also avoidance of Iran is is considered part of it, but it started from the ship of dubious matters, he said, The Zoda of the masses, the public has to give up that which is dubious, that zone of uncovers the elites, the elite seekers, you know, the seekers

00:16:05--> 00:16:59

of closeness, you know, the people on the path to Allah subhanaw taala house, the special ones, the elites, and elite is not the it is not the elite in our understanding, you know, it is the their elite is different from our elite, their elite are the people who are closest to a lot closer than us to Allah subhanaw taala. So he says the cost of the elites is they give up our food, which is excesses, any excesses, anything that you don't need for your sustenance on the path on your journey, you are on a journey to Allah subhanaw taala back to Allah and you need things for sustenance through the journey, anything that is not part of the sustenance, when were you down,

00:17:00--> 00:17:21

that is food accesses give the so that you are lighter, lean energy, in your journey to Allah subhanaw taala. That agility and being like, you know, light, lean energy dial, when require of you to give up the excesses.

00:17:23--> 00:17:48

Like when you when you're going out in the wilderness, hiking or endure whatever you put in your backpack, the necessary stuff. You don't put you just don't put yourself down with like unnecessary stuff. The same applies to this journey, the spiritual journey, excesses where you doubt you give up the excesses.

00:17:49--> 00:18:02

The Zoda will cause the people who are journeying to Allah subhanaw taala. Not the masses and cause is to give up the excesses was open to an RFP

00:18:03--> 00:18:33

with the summit of the RFP reward which is the elitists of the elites is to give up anything that will cause you a distraction, from loss of autonomy to give up anything that will cause you a distraction from Allah Spano time, when they talk about when they talk about the things that you should have this interesting, we said it is not just about money, they say it man. For sure. It's the wealth, greed, you give up greed.

00:18:35--> 00:18:41

Extremely important that we do this that we give up. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said

00:18:43--> 00:18:43


00:18:45--> 00:18:46

will accept womanhood.

00:18:47--> 00:19:27

And hence while a man while armor, the son of Adam would go see nine and two things will stay youthful inside. You know two things will continue to stay youthful inside. greed and the pursuit of longevity. Eternity, you know he wants to live longer, and he wants to have more money. These are the two things of no tie em, you know, he has like a beautiful comment about this. And he says these are the two things that got him out of paradise. He will not go back until he gives them up.

00:19:28--> 00:19:34

here these are the two things that come out of his trades. First we'll set up a power plant and other mobile

00:19:36--> 00:19:55

phones the American lab lab does a ton whisper to them and he sample Adam should they not tell you about or have charted called the tree of eternity. He three over 30 women can lie up there and positions that will never manage wealth, you know more

00:19:57--> 00:19:59

liable that never vanishes.

00:20:00--> 00:20:19

So, these are the two things that the Shakedown told them. If you eat from this tree, you will live forever, and you will have great possessions. And he ate from the tree. He got out from Paradise because of this. He does not go back in time says that He gives those two.

00:20:21--> 00:20:32

So yes, it man certainly is, or greed for money for welfare, certainly one of the things that he should show in order regarding

00:20:34--> 00:21:36

a sower, which is less in all forms of lust, lustful desires, these are the lowest of the cravings, cravings for lust, and wealth. These are the lowest of cravings. But then there are other things as well. Then the sad to HUBZone, the M RDS, which includes everything reassigns leadership, Priyanka is leadership. It includes all forms of recognition, Celebrity, fame, popularity, all forms, forms of recognition, and that is much harder than give it a lot of people can give up, you know, greed and lustful desires. But it is much harder to give up that interest in popularity, fame, recognition, you know, leadership. Sophia has Saudi In fact, said, Mara to NASA, the minimum fee say

00:21:36--> 00:21:37

in minimum for the acid

00:21:40--> 00:21:41

retrofit manual

00:21:43--> 00:21:46

for man with era the dunya or chemical,

00:21:47--> 00:21:50

some nausea for me as a

00:21:52--> 00:21:55

filmmaker, Rosie afrezza, Alena

00:22:00--> 00:22:44

he is, he said that I have not seen people have more desert than anything or less than anything than leadership, leadership, a man could give up the you know, all of the out of the dunya or everything of you know, the last thing when money and so on, but when they when people compete with with him for leadership, he becomes agitated and he fights for it, he fights for that leadership. And this leadership could be even leadership and piety. Even recognition to be recognized has

00:22:45--> 00:23:11

to be recognized as pious to be recognized as the most knowledgeable or the, the most pious or this or that, that is basically pursuing recognition and leadership. And that is important to give up as well. But it doesn't stop here. Some people can give this give give up this leadership, but then they still want

00:23:12--> 00:23:28

the company of people. They just they are dependent on the company of people not for recognition, I don't want to be recognized as your either. I just want to, I want your company. I will feel too lonely without you.

00:23:29--> 00:23:47

And that's another level where you have this interest in that as well. Because you're here to kind of become a lousy Tony Kansa have a seven year Billahi min. You're not going to have more than 10 you have a lie is enough for you.

00:23:48--> 00:24:13

Lies enough for you a lie is enough for you will suffice you from all the such needs. You don't even need the company of people What about talking about recognition here, I just want to be your friend. I want friendship that said, I want you know, I am less than you but I want you like you're not have want to be around me I want your friendship I want to the owns, you know

00:24:15--> 00:24:17

what's done is how you translate

00:24:21--> 00:24:22


00:24:25--> 00:24:25


00:24:26--> 00:24:30

but then they when they say

00:24:31--> 00:24:47

very then that is not in an S in people and then you would have zoomed in an EFS zone in an EPS and that is the harvest. That is the hardest to have this interest in your own lives.

00:24:48--> 00:24:59

Meaning what that after you have you have gone through all of those phases and you've now we have this interest. Not only

00:25:00--> 00:25:04

And Wales not only lost, not only in

00:25:06--> 00:25:13

leadership not only in people, but then after you have done all of this, here saying to yourself,

00:25:14--> 00:26:13

I am on the top, you know, your naps is a welcome back to get, you know, to give it its gratification from you, you you're in laughs will tell you, you know that you're doing such a good job, you have been able to get all the way up up here. And that could bring you down on your leg to the lowest levels. So then whatever your neffs wants at this phase, whatever your left tells you at this phase, resisting your neffs until, as we as either, as Tommy said, you shed off your naps like the snake shaves off the skin, he shaved off your naps like the snake sheds off the skin, because that is when you will be completely allowed into the presence of a lot of Kalamata will have to you

00:26:13--> 00:26:14

have shaved off

00:26:15--> 00:26:23

Uranus. So that would be the final phase and then they say a comprehensive word which is zoning the FEMA

00:26:25--> 00:26:25


00:26:27--> 00:26:30

So the Philadelphia means what what is it? Right?

00:26:32--> 00:26:46

Right, it means other. Other, just other? That's right. So so the Philadelphia is zoned in anything other than about anything that's most comprehensive.

00:26:48--> 00:26:53

zoning is lower than anything other than the last time.

00:26:54--> 00:27:04

She said so don't start around, but try to say it will call Leah is over there is sort of been something refers to its complete renunciation.

00:27:05--> 00:27:57

Well, while I'm Matthew Porter back, it is an active version for the public. Whether Laurie the Aurora, and necessity for the seeker, one in fossati hush here, and a refuge for the elites, while I find it better that it is the levels. So as he is talking here about zoning for the public, it's very subversive, like when you have so when we we are the public, when we have zone, it's a virtual for us, for the seeker of the past. It's a necessity, it's a prerequisite. It's a requirement of the past, you just can't to be on the path without exercising without having zone. You're not considered a seeker of the path of purification, without having zone or exercising zone.

00:27:59--> 00:28:34

He says what he did are all rights and necessity for the seeker. What an fossati has here and a refuge for the elites. The Indians already have zone, they already they're there, that's a station that they have already accomplished. But it is a refuge for them. The fear that any distraction when they get like when the peak out of this station like this, you're already in the station, but you peek out of the station if you fear that you'll get distracted and then you you seek refuge in your station of

00:28:36--> 00:28:49

various habits, levels that are valid and will assume the official about the therapy and her on the first level renunciation of all dubious matters after complete abstention from the unlawful ones.

00:28:51--> 00:29:00

We talked about this and we talked about how the scholars disagree over this issue. Is this interest in haraam?

00:29:01--> 00:29:02


00:29:03--> 00:29:59

or is it just this interest in dubious matters? Or is this interest in purely high level matters and anything short of this is not considered this interest and Haram is an obligation. This interest in dubious matters is what are this interest in Hillel is according to some of the scholars, but you could say that all apply. You will never be able to attain a higher degree before you go through the lower degree. Like you cannot really have this interest in dubious matters when you're immersed somehow. That would be hypocritical. And that is something that we sometimes do. You have this year you're showing or you're trying to convince yourself that you have this interest in patents

00:30:00--> 00:30:29

things when you are basically the power inherent on things. And that doesn't make any sense. He the shift says here behind the target, how long after complete abstention from the unlawful ones, then you leave the dubious methods. And then this type of zone, he's saying this is the first level. This is for the public. This is for the masses. They're leaving the dubious matters after they have given up.

00:30:31--> 00:30:33

And then he says by the fact

00:30:34--> 00:30:47

and he says we'll have it Minamata. This is motivated by that have very minimal marketable fear from blame. Now you're not feeling from punishment, because you give up the Halong

00:30:48--> 00:30:54

but you're feeling fearing from blame? Blame from Allah subhanho wa Taala.

00:30:55--> 00:31:20

Blame from his messenger. So the levada center, while NFlt minimum puzzle, what motivates you to have this type of job and to live up to dubious matters is fear from the blame? And while NSF minimum costs are great, graceful avoidance of shortcomings, graceful avoidance of shortcomings?

00:31:22--> 00:31:44

Man pasa, any shortcomings, anything that you know, anything that well we can beat in your heart with the pleasures of Allah subhanaw taala would cause you nuts would cause you a deficiency in adequacy. This is not my cousin shortcomings. But also in applies to all things it applies to you. No.

00:31:46--> 00:31:54

It isn't. So as hakab Nagoya said that we were in Mecca with an email Muhammad, you know, his heart was a friend of

00:31:56--> 00:32:01

mine soccer priorities were friends, but particularly his partner.

00:32:04--> 00:33:00

Some people say Hawaii, or raho in so as happened earlier, said that we were seeking, you know, we were going to the Hagia Sophia, I have no idea and maca, myself and Matt. And then I did not find that number for a couple of days. And then I went and looked for him and found him at home. And I said to him, so what's happened to you, you have not shown up at the halaqa satyanarayana. And he said, someone stole my garden. And if he doesn't have something to go out with, or to go out in. And so this happened robbery, I said to him, I will give you a Garmin. And he often said No, I will not take it. You know. So it is amazing how sometimes we claim to have Zoo that our zoo is pure

00:33:00--> 00:33:21

laziness. It's just that we are lazy. But but then you go out and apply for welfare. And you think, how do you think that this is fine? That that's that's the inadequacy, inadequacy. That is like an enormous shortcoming that doesn't hurt you like to be accepting, you know, handouts from people.

00:33:22--> 00:33:33

That is not a person. And I'm not saying that people may not do this when they really need it, because these are their rights and every citizen is entitled and all of that stuff.

00:33:34--> 00:34:01

And certainly, like, particularly when it comes to Medicaid and things of that nature, people do actually need this stuff. They could be in harm's way if they don't have insurance, but but basically to to, to not work for an errand to live in. And to rely on people's handouts. That is not so that that isn't

00:34:02--> 00:34:05

to say, I'm going to dedicate myself to

00:34:06--> 00:34:52

this, that is really an answer. That is just laziness. And you could call it whatever you want, but it is laziness. So the government would not accept and he would not accept the gift, his happiness, his friend. He's not given this to him as a charity. He's given this to him as a gift in a lack model would not take it. And then his hat In fact, when he reported this, he was telling people, the D recognize this handwriting. He was saying to a group of Messiah, Dr. recognize this handwriting whose handwriting is this and we sent the documents and writing and he told them the story. So I so so he told them that eventually is half of the road warrior. Totally mammoth. I want you to copy

00:34:52--> 00:34:58

certain like certain things for me, what do you do? And he sent me outside work because he

00:34:59--> 00:34:59


00:35:00--> 00:35:04

As a copyist he was a weaver. He was

00:35:05--> 00:35:13

a delivery man, a weaver a copyist, what else did he do? He would

00:35:16--> 00:35:17

like he would go out to

00:35:19--> 00:35:20

the library.

00:35:24--> 00:35:27

Yeah, what are they calling delivery

00:35:33--> 00:35:34


00:35:39--> 00:35:43

Carrier, he carries stuff for people.

00:35:45--> 00:35:58

But then he would would copy things for them. And he would use also a waiver he would leave for for money. And he would go out to a sell out for two bands outside the band.

00:35:59--> 00:36:15

And after they they make the harvest, he would go out to the farmers and tell them, would you allow me to go through the field and pick up the grains that were missed by, you know, during the harvest.

00:36:17--> 00:36:32

And when he would pick up the grains for it, and pick up the grains that the mist and get paid for them, it's not like charity, you know, it is a form of work, pick up the grains and get like paid for the grades that he paid.

00:36:35--> 00:37:15

And then things that have jobs, and he did a lot of odd jobs. But then he would he said photographer, no, it didn't take any money. And then it's hard. You know, he didn't necessarily need anyone to copy for him. But he probably felt that after a year, I wanna I want to get the maximum out of this fix, we want to go and listen to Sophia, I don't know I am. And he has this issue. And so so eventually he gave him a dinar. And he told us he will go to the market and buy me a garment and cut it into two pieces. I'll use one as I read that one, like one piece of cloth, and I've cut it into two pieces of use one as an upper garment. And

00:37:16--> 00:37:19

the other as a lower garment, Anthony is odd.

00:37:20--> 00:37:24

So it is important that this is this is

00:37:27--> 00:38:01

you're working for level, and you're satisfied with this level. And this level is not keeping you it is not keeping you, it's not causing you any regrets or hesitation in the in the future. It's not keeping you from the path thinking is, keep in mind, if you know of yourself that you can't handle this level of austerity, you should be looking at working for money. Because eventually you may be leaving, you may be just being lazy

00:38:03--> 00:38:19

and become eventually become a thief or become corrupt in your business dealings, because you can't really survive without money. So, you did not study hard, you did not secure a good job, you did not

00:38:20--> 00:38:33

work like improve your CV. And eventually you start you wanted to start this business with a group of friends and you are cheating them and you lead

00:38:35--> 00:39:15

this is not zone this absolutely has nothing to do with it you know that you cannot survive without you know, without money, work for this money, get this money and then reality naps. This is a spiritual exercise. When you get to those levels, you start after you have the money in your hand, you start to give give up the money, you start to give it in charity you have to control it and then you give give give give because now you have the you have exercised spiritually to a point where you can handle this. Some people set the

00:39:16--> 00:39:18

mathematical handle that awkward.

00:39:19--> 00:39:22

So they suddenly realize

00:39:23--> 00:39:24

when can we enter

00:39:26--> 00:39:30

handle that awkward basically the best.

00:39:32--> 00:40:00

Hello this shop, the shop of reliance meaning the station of reliance when we can join the people who have this true reliance on a lot whenever somebody does put on the garment observant. He said to them, try. Try this. See if Allah Hassan can respond to selasa Yeah, honey Otto falbo. If Allah kept his provisions from you for three days, do you find that

00:40:00--> 00:40:21

any weakness in your heart meaning Do you find any anxiety, any discomfort? Now, we don't have provisions for 30 days. You don't have provisions here Meaning what? You don't have food, you don't have shelter. He you don't have provisions for 30 days when you start to feel anxious.

00:40:22--> 00:40:24

If you do, then

00:40:27--> 00:40:54

when wearing the event of a zone, gentlemen, you're putting on the radar absorbed here at this phase have this phase is pure ignorance on your part, don't put on the reader absorb at this phase phase, if you will have an anxiety after three days of no no provisions, no food, no concern.

00:40:56--> 00:41:03

This is extremely important. It is an exercise and people go through phases.

00:41:09--> 00:41:12

And I don't want to give you the

00:41:14--> 00:41:16

I want to also tell you that

00:41:18--> 00:41:20

people varying this.

00:41:22--> 00:42:05

What matters the most the most is not for Olia de minha is the company of Paladin. What matters is not following the admin. It is not to be empty handed of the donia is to some difficult women is basically to purge it out of your heart to purge it out of your heart, not for lobelia de nada empty handedness, but it is the fact difficult. It is the person out of your heart because we have asked men and surveyor they're extremely wealthy. And we actually have positions and have men how that very large cows and so on.

00:42:06--> 00:42:44

Can we say that they are inferior to some of the some had of the tablet in or tablet? Absolutely not. We're talking about us man here talking about this. Today we're talking about the hospital mobile study the gentleman but they their heart was the surgeon the person they're going out of their heart. He was asked Can someone own 1000 dinars and Pico buzzer head? He said yes. It is a Lamia from exhibit 1000 in Natasa, if he can get himself to not get too happy if it grows,

00:42:46--> 00:42:48

or if he if he earns more

00:42:49--> 00:42:51

or too sad if he loses,

00:42:52--> 00:42:59

if he's not going to get to some of us are too happy if it grows, when he is.

00:43:02--> 00:43:44

So the bottom line, should we give it up or not give it up to reach the highest levels observe that as Marilyn is available reach the highest levels of zoo. Yes, but at the same time, you could also say that Abu Bakr and Omar were greater than us man and his obey. And he truly gave gave it they just gave it up, you know, whatever, but it comes with all of his wealth, and gives it to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and Abu Bakr died poor. And Amara died for and the Prophet did not leave anything behind. And these are the best of the best. The prophet SAW Abu Bakr and Omar

00:43:46--> 00:44:06

Omar oma. So the best of the best, but within every generation you will have some of the elitists are the believers, some of them will keep it in their hands. Some of it will even you know give it up completely.

00:44:08--> 00:44:17

You cannot say that there's no head of the ladder generations are greater than asthma. But you can say that Abu Bakr was greater than asthma.

00:44:18--> 00:44:26

Right? Yes, our work was greater than asthma. So as I say, so now, in our times,

00:44:27--> 00:44:35

could you be a great green believer a green said EPA have the money of Warren Buffett for instance? Yes.

00:44:37--> 00:44:47

He himself is a minimalist. Warren Buffett isn't a minimalist. So he gave up. He has sold in you know those possessions.

00:44:48--> 00:44:59

In terms of cars, houses, you know last Well, I don't know if he has certain leadership or recognition. These are the levels that you can really examine.

00:45:00--> 00:45:42

whether whether people have them or not, but But certainly, like we as we should try to go through all of those phases. But could you have the wealth of Warren Buffett and be a minimalist? Yes, not be dependent on the pleasures of this dunya, for your spiritual, emotional and psychological well being absolutely. Some people, some people have exhibited this ability, that they can have this wealth, and still be a minimalist and still not depend on the pleasures of this video. So for us,

00:45:43--> 00:46:08

particularly if you're in if you're in your 20s and 30s, work hard to improve your career work, work hard to improve your CV and prove your career, work hard so that you have the money that you will need for sustenance on this path, so that you do not come back at age 40 or 50. Every grant that

00:46:10--> 00:47:02

you're basically claim of zoo, at this level of your spiritual exercise, reopen your claim of zoo is a fake play. It could be a manifestation of laziness, that you just do not want to work hard. You can work hard, you can own the dunya. And then give it up. When your heart is ready. When you're there at that level to give it up, own it, possess it. And then when your heart is ready to give it up. And you want to be likable, but not like us, man. Leave a lot of wealth behind, if you want to be likable, but be likable. But when you get to that point, if you get to

00:47:04--> 00:47:31

know exactly what it is, go through the exercise and the phases that you can actually afford to do to do this. And your art will not suffer from any regrets. And you will not have any form of anxiety. You're in your 20s and 30s. You're working hard to basically improve your career and your prospects and in this life, and,

00:47:33--> 00:48:11

you know, have the contention that you're working for the benefit of this owner. This old man needs the patent inventions, you know, we have not patented, the inventions of the automobile, the plane, the telephone, Telegraph, whatever internet, when are we going to go back and assume our rightful position in human history as an omen, work hard, particularly if you're smart, work harder, so that you could add to the the strength of the argument and you know,

00:48:12--> 00:48:30

it could contribute to the intellectual development, the human development of our own our own is extremely underdeveloped in those areas. If you have this intention added to the good and the other good intentions that you have, and you will be greatly rewarded and so

00:48:32--> 00:48:42

graceful avoidance of shortcomings avoid shortcomings. We have Muslims we should not basically

00:48:43--> 00:49:01

depend on handouts to work hard and avoid any shortcomings. And then he says what Corrado moussaka did for self hating the company of the wicked hate hating the company of the wicked, you know that the wicked

00:49:02--> 00:49:22

they crowd those areas, they're, they're just competing for the low, nobody desires. They have those cravings and the crowd, they're competing for them, and you do not want to be in their company so you do not compete with them for those naughty cravings.

00:49:23--> 00:49:59

Is that clear? So you're motivated by the fear from a loss blame by leaving the dubious matters, you know, by giving up the dubious matters you're you're motivated by fearing from a loss blame by rising above deficiencies or other inadequacies and a feminine man pasa graceful avoidance of shortcomings. aritha by hating the company as the wicked you know that when you when you compete, you see you see how business partners they look so bad when they fight over

00:50:00--> 00:50:22

money because it they, they just it is nauseating. You know how they could fight over, you know, $200 $400 and so on, you lose the Friends of your brother, the companionship of your brother, the trust of your brother

00:50:24--> 00:50:30

not just spouses when they get divorced and the fight over little things that

00:50:32--> 00:50:48

Piro if you're talking about so they begin their hero, start here, don't fight with people over little things don't fight with your spouse after a divorce her or him, you know over little things and over the worldly possessions

00:50:50--> 00:50:54

you started there, so don't compete with them leave them

00:50:55--> 00:51:38

where is that with our powers of Allah refer to every one of cetus that he will pursue to woo the man in his coordinate killable 11 feet. So if if the fly is land on food, I take my hand back I will, you know, put my hand back, even though I desire it, because the flies landed on it. And, and lions stay away from water, where they from the water from which dogs drink? I'm not quite sure find do you get the concept we like to we like poetry sometimes.

00:51:39--> 00:51:42

And sometimes it is not always true.

00:51:45--> 00:51:47

And that's a problem that we have, by the way.

00:51:48--> 00:52:06

We like the rhymes. And that's why the program does not try and this profit is different right sometimes the brain has its own internal music, if you if I may say we may not be recording some people, but it is the the the internal beauty

00:52:08--> 00:52:14

for the forehand, but it will in the parameter never, you know

00:52:17--> 00:52:31

never sacrifices the meanings for further items. But poetry sacrifices meanings for rights. And we particularly the Arab culture, which spilled over into Muslim culture. We like

00:52:33--> 00:52:37

linguistic, you know, sort of?

00:52:38--> 00:52:39


00:52:40--> 00:52:43

yeah, and just the mirror

00:52:45--> 00:52:52

pros and boastfulness also it's boasting. And then sometimes we don't pay attention to content whatsoever.

00:52:53--> 00:53:01

What matters is that it doesn't go That's it. Anyway, so hating the company of the wicked.

00:53:02--> 00:53:32

I would think somebody from sometimes from sometimes the feminist class, what are the 30 so different food or masala Muscat when Bella mineral food, the second level renunciation of excesses and anything beyond the necessary sustenance. as Matt said, First leave up the dubious maybe we also because we know how to use somebody. So maybe even louder. We also

00:53:33--> 00:54:19

heard the statement of a mama about the three levels. He said the data study is so different for dorm as Elon Musk allowed me to put second level is renunciation of excesses that anything beyond the necessary sustenance. One built in a different room, you know i moderated worked by the best investment of time. What will help you get up excesses is that you want to invest your time and you want the best investment of your time. excesses would not be the best investment of your time. Excess excess sleep is not the best investment of your time in whatever pleasures is not the best thing but the best investment of your time is that which will bring you closer to Allah and Aaron

00:54:19--> 00:54:35

the reward in the hereafter. What happened when the judge has smaller judge have this level it is important to stem and anxiety stemming and anxiety sort of taken on anxiety completely out of your heart.

00:54:36--> 00:54:59

And anxiety here means reluctance, hesitancy, you are in the middle of the path now, you're in the second degree second level, you're not the third, you're not the first. You are in the middle of the past. You have given up a lot of your learning or a lot of the year. You have already given up now

00:55:00--> 00:55:03

In this level in the middle of the past,

00:55:04--> 00:55:27

the shaitan comes back to you and says, you've given up all of this. And now you're you're getting older, and you don't have any sustenance, and you don't have enough for your retirement, and this and that. And had this level it is important, this same anxiety out of your hearts top.

00:55:28--> 00:56:12

You're now determine, you're now on this path, and you will not go back nor reverse at this point, what the holly beheaded and beyond so they've been adorning oneself with the beautiful qualities of the profits and simplicity of balance of Fallujah, Zhu, Zhu freezone bisazza tfca. The third level is renunciation, accomplished by say things now, you're what you're doing so far as now you will renounce your renunciation. How do you renounce your enunciation? He said first bistecca man pain

00:56:13--> 00:56:21

is the hippie party was a hippie, belittling that which you renounced? Can you imagine you go to your mother?

00:56:22--> 00:56:24

And you tell her, you know what?

00:56:26--> 00:56:33

I, they, my friends, were going out to watch this basketball tournament. And I decided

00:56:35--> 00:56:38

to come to you instead.

00:56:39--> 00:56:54

Okay, have you think that this is nice? This is actually very disrespectful. So you're saying to your mother that, you know, I gave up passing the basketball tournament to come and sit with you.

00:56:57--> 00:57:24

Parent teams, such a good a good son, or a good daughter? hats crazy to come to Alliance ate a lot. I gave up this for you What? You gave up this for me? If you give up the old dunya for him? What is the whole dunya? You know, how could you think that I have done a great thing? I have given this up for you.

00:57:25--> 00:57:46

Who gave it you in the first place? gave up in the book? What What did he give up for me Who gave it to you to begin with? So that is the first thing this party Meza hit that he did be lifted that which he renounced. So you gave up money you He gave up this he gave up that and

00:57:47--> 00:58:24

but you compare this to, you know, I give this up to get closer to Allah. So then in this case, I whatever I gave up, I never looked back at it. I never look back at it because I am getting closer to Allah. Isn't that enough for me? You know, should I be distracted by looking at back at what I have given up to get to this point to get this close to him? And then he says, What's the word highlight anything? You're complete indifference to the variant conditions, complete indifference to the variant conditions.

00:58:26--> 00:58:55

Which which means what like I put in my notes here. Any variant conditions wealth, poverty, health, sickness, recognition, desertion, by the people, all of those indifferent you're indifferent to because you are getting closer to Allah and the more you get closer and closer to him, the more you become indifferent to anything behind you. behind your back

00:58:57--> 00:59:49

was the habit and so who would like this app now they're on in our did haka. refraining from seeing your actions and casting your site towards the value of truth. Refrain is the habit of choosing to refrain from senior actions. All of what you have done including yourself and if you attributed to yourself, then you trip over yourself. You trip over yourself, when you watch lots of hands on and you're seeking a bond you walk it to Allah subhanaw taala. Sometimes you trip over yourself. If you see your actions as yours. If you see your zone as an action of yours, it's all of us have acquired, not enabled you empowered you to give up all that you have given up. He would have not been able to

00:59:49--> 00:59:59

do it. So it all goes back to him. Even you are very zoned. It is his not yours. Once you see this, as you

01:00:00--> 01:00:21

You trip over yourself and fall, can you break your neck and your soul, you know, you have climbed up this far. And you're so like a high at this level, if you drop from this level, you break your neck, because this would be a freefall from a very high distance.

01:00:23--> 01:01:04

For that is what the same time you see one of the photon fail he what he did to himself. So, it is important that you stay vigilant even at this level, and that you do not watch your action as your own It is his action, and it is his empowering interview that helped you and casting your site towards the value of truth, which is what I did have, when it happened for the value of true one word, the truth here is that a lie is the ultimate effector a lie is the ultimate giver, a lie is the ultimate withhold or a locked in manner.

01:01:05--> 01:01:08

So, whatever you have

01:01:11--> 01:01:13

for the, you know,

01:01:14--> 01:01:29

praise is due to him. And, you know, you got this close to him by his invitation, because without his invitation, you would have not been able to

01:01:30--> 01:01:54

you know, put your foot on the path, let alone get that close. So you have been invited after you reach him, then you thank him for the invitation and the empowerment, to seek Him and to get this close and to be admitted into His presence called how the other staff provide alcoholic shelter and stuff.