Manazil as-Sa’ireen #21 – Chapter on Pious Conscientiousness

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So we start

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nothing

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spinoff from the Law Center sort of allowed

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us to proceed.

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So a lot today Welcome back to the hudud.

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Hopefully inshallah I enjoyed it

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quite a bit. And hopefully it will leave a lasting impression

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because it should leave a lasting impression.

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Something that's usually done once in a lifetime and some people do it a little bit more.

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But for the experiences that are weekly or daily,

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every salon gives you a boost to the next ally every demo gives you a boost the extra mile every Ramadan gives you a boost to the next Ramadan a part should leave a lasting impression should give you a boost for the rest of your life. It is meant to be once in a lifetime.

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But May Allah subhanaw taala give you the opportunity to go back and

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today inshallah we'll go over what are who are the chapter on and what are the station of the water or the gate of what are called would be applicable.

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That's in the first session and in the second session, we will go over then the last two prerequisites of the prayer or sort of the conditions of validity of the prayer and the last two artists that are covered Cabinet Office in the Qibla when the the intention

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so the Herman Hardaway rahimullah in his book nonzero serene,

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which we will go over with

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relying on the commentary of of Napoleon and his shot which has madatha just said again,

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and some other sources and a few reflections that I had.

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But the amount of a lot of mental law said here under bubble water or the chapter and what our chapter on what are pious conscientiousness pious conscientiousness, pious avoidance, pious

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piety, pious scrupulosity

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extreme piety

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avoid avoidance,

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what else? How else do the translate what are what are has been translated in so many ways. All of those translations give you a little bit of idea about what what our means

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is pious conscientiousness may be the closest to the meaning of what

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it is, but but also avoidance, pious avoidance is not a bad translation is a good translation is what our eyes about avoidance, and it is avoidance out of piety. It's about avoidance out of observing the loss of control and observing the rights of Allah subhanaw taala as will be explained, by Norman Hara, we already know Latin. Certainly, you know, these translations, they're good, but they may not be perfect, my entire translation is certainly not a translation of a native speaker and it is not a native speaker. There is a native speaker like a band for instance.

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And there is a native speaker like me, who actually authored books in person. So, you can imagine when and how do we who is a native person speaker author in books, lotto hfl Islam and how are we a native speaker in Persian author in books

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in Persian, what that means, you know, the, the level of the language that is why if you speak Persian or you speak or though or one of those

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languages that

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you know,

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have

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basically contributed to the Islamic library

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for many centuries, then you will have access to resources that you cannot have in English, that does not mean English is incapable, but we did not have the level of Hara we,

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you know, in English or the level of Holloway, who is a native English speaker who was also

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Not just at the level of the lottery in,

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in Islamic sciences, but the level of lottery in his mastery of the language that he will offer in the massive mastery of English. So it's not a native English speaker.

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It is an English speaker who is at the level of at heart are we in prison or the level of Acrobat in order to or the level of

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Arabic And so it translated Napoleon his books, you may do this, you should do this. But it will take someone who hasn't delivered you don't know pay him in Arabic is just you know, matchless.

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So, he is able to communicate the values the Islamic values in a beautiful language.

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Effective communication, eloquent communication, when we when we have the likes of Ebner came in English

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or Marawi, or bam, or these luminaries who have great mastery of their native languages, then we will be able to have great English translations of the sources.

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So it's not just about Islamic education, it's also about the mastery of the language. And it isn't just about correctness, it's about eloquence.

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Certainly the the Ryan's that music in times language when he explains in water cannot be transmitted by translation. So you will have to have genuine words written in English by people who have this level of mastery of the language and who are also as familiar with Islamic sciences as those scholars

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up until then, you just you want to read my translation

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and other translations that are, you know, attempts.

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Not more than that. So Allah subhanaw taala in random, how do we know last? babble what are called a llama. So jello Thea, Becca fatahna. Allow mighty seven year clothing purified and your clothing, purify? And certainly so.

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The Silva that he is talking about here, the garment that he's talking about here is that is the garment the spiritual garment, not the physical garment, not the outside attire, but it is the inside that ties the garment of your neffs.

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Then he says and what are our topkin most foxon Allah has our heart Rajan Allah Tavi, what are his meticulous cautiousness out of worry or scrupulosity out of glorification? So it's meticulous cautiousness. It is, you know, to be meticulous about things to be to be very careful to be very cautious. It's the meticulousness it's the cautiousness it's the conscientiousness that will lead you to avoiding so many things that may be otherwise

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may look okay otherwise for other people, but you will be avoiding them because of your meticulousness because of your scrupulosity, because of your priority, you will be avoiding them. But he said that this avoidance is avoidance out of worry

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and glorification, it is out of worry. And it is out of glorification because many people can exercise the same level of avoidance or close to it. It many people can exercise a very great level of water, in essence, for self respect, but it is not the pious water, it is not the reward where the water unless you're doing it out of worry from the punishment of Allah or out of glorification of Allah. If you're doing it out of self respect, that is honorable, but it is not necessarily reward worthy. It's honorable, you do say like it is not a bad thing to practice what are out of self respect. To be a good human being to be a decent human being to be a conscientious human being?

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That is good. Isn't your word where's the noise not the word worthy unless it is for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala but it is honorable.

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But if you want this to be if you want this to be

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Unless you want to earn the word of this, it has to be for the sake of a lot It has to be out of worry from his punishment and out of glorification. He did not say out of love, that he he did not say out of love and it no pain points this out and he says that love without glorification does not produced water. Love without glorification. So so basically the foundation of this as glorification, it is still true that love with glorification will produce the highest levels of levels of water. That's right. You know, you want you need blood, with glorification to produce the highest levels of water. And consistency in water also requires love because glorification without love after a while,

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if you burn out after why why do you give up but glorification with love will produce the highest levels of water and consistently so?

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Then he says we're atheroma parmesan De Lima, our Roma parmesan Marie, why what are that station of water, which is you know, pious conscientiousness is the end of the station of xovis for the public and the beginning of it for the marine or the seeker The one who was on the path to pass the purification

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okay. So,

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so, that is a little bit problematic, because if you look at you know, if you take water, if you take water as a basic concept, yes, goes way beyond what are if you take what are as a basic concept, which is, you know, you first hear about what are the first impression the word leaves in your mind is

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nearly avoidance right, avoided, but, so, it is beyond us. So, it is beyond this, but if you look at all of the levels of water, that at the moment how he himself will discuss, you will find that water is not

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beneath, at all, because at the lowest levels of water that are just that is the third level, is avoiding dispersion, attachment to distractions, interferences that would detract from your togetherness with a lot to avoid all the interferences that will detract from your togetherness with a lot. You're pretty. That's it, that's the final level. That's the final phase, you cannot imagine anyone beyond this phase. So, in this way, in this sense, if you look at how the this comprehensive explanation of what are what are is not less than zero, what are is not a lower level than zone, they overlap. And it is expected for all of these things to overlap,

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expected or not expected. Because the the objective, the pursuit, the goal is one, these are all gates to the same patterns. These are all gates to the same palace. Jana has eight gates, the plurality of the gates does not negate the singularity of the pursuit, the plurality of the gates of gender, the plurality of the species that we talked about? Here, you know, we talked about what are we talking about, that

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we talked about reliance, we talked about in our return to a lot, we all hold of those stations, the plurality of the stations does not really negate the fact that the objective The goal is one and you do want basically the plurality of the stations are about the human condition, the human condition.

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So from your end, these are plural, stations, these

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these are multiple stations, that multiplicity is is from your end. But from the other end, at the end of your goal, the end of your objective allows and the old Converse, the old Converse, and it is all

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it is all about.

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It is all about the oneness of Allah. It's all about the singularity of Allah subhanaw taala versus the multiplicity or the plurality of the creations and the created phenomenon, and the stations and all of this stuff. But at the end of the day, it is all about the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala. So it is expected that all of those stations would Converse would overlap, and at the end, they will all be the same thing. At the end, it will all be the same thing.

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But if you want understand why the moment What are we talking about law said that what are is the end of the station of Zoda for the public and the beginning of it for the Marine, the seeker

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hmm me or him Allah mentioned the definition of law that time considers to be a very comprehensive, what are observed, it highlights the difference between auronzo where he said that what are is the avoidance of everything that will harm you in the hereafter zoo is the avoidance of everything that will not benefit you in the hereafter.

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That's a beautiful, basically, statement that the sirens between them and that shows you why even harder we consider the water to be a level below. So water is the avoidance of everything that will harm you in the hereafter zone is the avoidance of everything that will not benefit you in the hereafter.

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Then he said well who are less Raja Raja and it is three levels, what are his three levels nagaraja garaga that he will talk about here are different from the expected levels that that will be usually mentioned when it comes to water, but I want you to be also cognizant of the expected usual classical levels of water. The first one is to avoid harm. And the scholars disagree whether this is what

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you know, because it's an obligation, but it is pittwater you cannot really avoid makuha until you have avoided Haram. So you want to consider this to be the first level of water, which is the avoidance of harangue. And then the second level is the avoidance of macro,

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macro and doubtful matters, dubious matters, that's the second level at the third level you will be avoiding not sure of the MOBA permissible things you will be avoiding excesses of Novell, you know for booting mobile hat, he will be avoiding excesses of mobile or permissible things. But he has a different way of

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not not necessarily about different but but a different angle, different perspectives. So the first level that remember we mentioned he said the data to the general public. The first level is the avoidance of ugly conduct. Kirby is ugly, right? cabana, ugly behaviors, ugly conduct.

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But

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maybe I should have said that which is ugly.

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Because it would be more comprehensive to say avoidance of that which is ugly, versus ugly condom for for two reasons. But but the it's beautiful to mention of

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anything that that takes you away from Allah subhanaw taala is a B is ugly. And

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you don't play to set the beauty is the splendor of truth. Beauty is the splendor of truth. Does this does this have any relevance in our teachings? Absolutely. Beauty is the loss of planetology Amelia Boone Jamal the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in a larger need, you have been Jamal Allah is beautiful and he loves beauty. So beauty is the splendor of truth. And it is important for us Muslims to recognize this, that the truth produces beauty.

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And that applies even

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to even beauty in your choices. beauty in your attire, the beauty and everything beauty in your furniture, the beauty in your cleanliness, beauty in your organization. It is about beauty. You know like to leave your desk messy. That's not beautiful, is it? What is this a beautiful sight, you know, to walk into, you know your bedroom. And if you know, if your mother walks in your bedroom and she's always shocked by the sight of your bedroom, then that means that you have a problem. You have a problem in the appreciation of beauty and having a problem the appreciation of beauty may be related to having a problem and the appreciation of truth.

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They are interconnected. Beauty and truth are interconnected. And the appreciation of beauty is is very important.

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For the appreciation of truth, your natural inclination is such that you will appreciate beauty and truth and if your natural inclination is corrupted, you may be having difficulty you may be challenged in appreciating both. So, if you have a challenge and appreciating beauty, you may be having challenge also an appreciating truth.

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Correct. So, when, when, when there is emphasis on beauty, in our culture, you know, and in our modern civilization, there is emphasis on beauty. But the emphasis on beauty is incomplete because its emphasis on physical beauty only. But their beauty is not limited to physical beauty, physical beauty is part of the beauty. But beauty is about more beauty, it's about spiritual beauty, and there is not much emphasis on on beauty in this holistic sense, and that is deficiency, but the very fact that there is emphasis on beauty is positive not negative.

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Because that may indicate that there is some federa remaining, you know, or the appreciation of beauty when you see like beautiful art or you see something like this, the appreciation of beauty, it indicates that there is some things that are remaining some of the filters that are remaining,

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which is a good thing to build on it, you know, and redirect it and enhance it, not to fight, but you want to redirect the three channels and enhance it.

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But the usage of the word kabba that which is ugly is beautiful. Because certainly beauty is

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is is an important value

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in the larger mirror in your head wounds are not as beautiful and he loves beauty.

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So, but but why why is it better to say that which is ugly versus ugly conduct, because that which is ugly may include also non convex in action in action could be ugly. And that's another aspect of what our that we must be aware of it what are is usually what is usually perceived as avoidance of certain actions, right. But what about inaction? Could inaction be just as ugly as action?

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Yeah.

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To some to ohana and mineral Kevin, that silence sometimes is alive.

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When you when you're silent when you need to speak, that's mine

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innocence. So in action could be also ugly.

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For instance, you know, whatever, whatever hardship or you know, brothers and sisters in the from the Rohingya minority are going through

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basically inaction, he should have water from inaction,

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you should have done something, you should have said something he should have at least made if you're completely incapable. But most of us are capable of doing a little bit more than that.

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And if you're not capable of donating, then maybe you're capable of urging donation, whatever, blah, blah, I'm in miskeen. And he does not urge the feeding of the needy, that that is a right and as you can see, with the radical left, he has already a team with a lot of time in miski in Canada Minami la la vi, y la, la La time and miski. So, have you seen the one who does does not you know, who denies or rejects the deed or the Day of Judgment, it is the one who repels the orphan and does not areas the feeding of the needy. So, if, if we have not done anything, then basically we have no water, because water should have prevented you from inaction. Just like water should prevent you

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from ugly action, what actually prevent you from ugly inaction.

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And that is why he said the first level is the avoidance of

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that which is ugly.

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He says, You avoid that which is ugly. The sound enough's for the protection of oneself without fear. It has an app that grow and preservation of good deeds.

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While siana and Eman and the safeguarding of email, the protection of oneself it is understandable and you should be, you should have self respect. And you should be keen on protecting your integrity and protecting, protecting particularly your spiritual dignity and protecting your status with a loss of time. So to protect oneself that, you know, that is part that is the part of egotism that we do need.

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egotism is not always bad. Because your survival, your summation is dependent on some level of egotism. He wanting the benefit of that self. I want your benefit. I am keeping you from this or I'm pushing you to do that, because I want your benefit that is called egotism. It's not altruism, it's egotism because it's about yourself. And that is egotism that we want to keep, because it is necessary for your survival. It is necessary for your salvation. It is necessary for federal ilala that escaped to Allah, you're escaping to Allah to save that sin. And that is egotism that we want for the protection of oneself. Without fear and Hassan as the growing and preservation of good

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deeds. You do need to you know, avoidance of ugly ugliness, avoidance of values is important for the growing and the preservation of your good deeds. Before for two reasons one, ugly conduct will distract you from good conduct to ugly conduct would ruin your Hassan

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amento a lot of American or you believe do not ruin invalidate your deeds.

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Then, he said was IANA to a man and the safeguarding of a man because he man he has he been around possible RCR email increases with obedience and decreases with this obedience. And if you want to protect your Eman, you do want to avoid all ugliness. One of the scholars said, if you ever pray, prayer was crucial. And the next prayer, you lose that for sure. trace your steps back from that prayer to the previous one, you will find that you have done something that basically stripped you have to retrace your steps back. And yeah, because like if your appraisal was for sure, and you you have this heartful presence or a lot of time, and then X ray comes and you're trying to get your

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heart

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to be present. And he just, it's the being rebellious, you know, get that but at her own, you know, like an obedient man or beast of burden, you just can't get it to follow orders or to move with you at the direction that you want. And so what happened to this heart beat, something must have happened that basically make you lose that pushover. So safeguarding of email,

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then he talks about adonijah stanier, which is the second level, he says the data just sorry, I have to do the random Allah better be the second level is to stay within the bounds of that which is harmless.

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is meant to be that which is harmless, but I don't think that he really meant to this, because he is probably talking about at this level about a lot more than this, you know, keeping those bounds keeping yourself not within the bounds between harmful and harmless, keeping yourself way before those bounds. So I am translating this literally, four, because that's, that's really to stay faithful to the source. I have to translate it this way. But I think that at the moment, how are we meant more than just staying away from that which is harmful, have to do the internet, I better be stay with it staying within the bounds of that which is harmless. I think that he meant that you

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move those bounds, you know, closer, you know closer to that to the core of that which is that which is pure, that which is wholesome, farther away from that border because that border is a border that you want to stay away from the whole nohavitza no matter what it is.

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See, no holiday no no kurama vain vedamo Mousavi ha

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ha that is clear and Haram is clear. And between them the there are dubious doubtful matters that are not known by many people. So, what he meant, what he meant probably, he meant that those doubtful matters are all with that which is harmful. So harmful here does not only mean harm, but it means doubtful matters. And I also believe that he meant harmful here is also excesses of mobile excesses of mobile, excess of sleep excess of

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basically possessions, material possessions, excesses of mobile in general. So, that would be more befitting of that level, which is about understanding that intermediate level or the third or the second level. He said that you do this on a CRT or taqwa, HIPAA and Allah siano to taqwa, to maintain integrity and piety. siana is integrity, taqwa is piety, to maintain your integrity and piety, he did not say to reach, he did not say to accomplish, he said to maintain because this has been already accomplished in the first level. But now, you know,

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it is harder to maintain your status mentor each try

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to get to a point is easier than this, stay at that level to get to a level is much easier than staying at that level. So maintaining that integrity, that consistency, you know, in showing proper conduct and ensuring integrity and insurance spiritual dignity is is basically why you should be avoiding all things harmful. That would include harm when include makrooh when include dubious, doubtful matters to bohat and would include also excesses of mobile, or food or mobile health.

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And then he said was all done for dinner. You know, you're avoiding all of this to maintain your integrity and piety and to rise above loneliness to rise above loneliness. What the Honolulu Santa Ana hammock dude and avoid trespassing the bounds of Allah subhanaw taala it is basically

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try

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Yara, Konya coffee, it is basically like you're trying to keep a distance you're trying to keep a margin of safety between you and haram so that you do not end up trespassing the bounds of a lie or staying far from them. You're keeping your sheep far from the property lines, property lines of your neighbor, you know the farm of your neighbor, you keep your sheep way from the property lines of the farm of your neighbor. Because you are afraid that if you allow your sheep to get too close to the property line, they may trespass because you don't have complete control over your sheep just like you don't have complete control over your enough's. So instead of grazing your sheep next to the

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property line, no, bring your sheep farther away from the property line. Keep a margin of safety. The wider the margin of safety is, the safer you will be, the less likelihood your ship will trespass into the property of your neighbor and ruin their farm.

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Then he says what that other two third is a third row and calida yet in federal illa shatel. What what talapia the third row? What are the new harder to Holland Gemma what data just to sell Is there a level

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one could lead it into either is avoiding any call to shut up this person shut up and walk to this person.

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The second one is related to shattered rock which is a title of metaphoric attachment to distractions. Because once you have this state of dispersion, dispersion is basically when you start to notice the plurality of the created phenomena and the creations and that distracts you from the singularity of your objective your goal, your pursuit, your you know Allah subhanaw taala so

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It is, you know,

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and observing the plurality of the creations and creative phenomena is, is important, because it is part of our human conditions. Part of our human condition is that this priority around us, that's why we have many stations. That's why the agenda has many gates. That is why we

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but to be to observe all of this, it's like the the, you know, the example that I gave before, which is the amp and the carpet maker, you know, the and walks on the carpet and sees, you know, heights and valleys and, and different colors and so on. And the design is completely bewildering. The design is completely bewildering, that bewilderment, he can put all that bewilderment to rest, he trusts the carpet maker, the carpet maker is seeing the beautiful design, if you're looking at the carpet of the carpet maker is looking at the carpet, the carpet maker is seeing the beautiful design, the end cannot comprehend the beautiful design can be and comprehend the beautiful design,

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can the end have a bird's eye view of the carpet, the end cannot have a bird's eye view of the carpet. So the end is, you know, she sees different colors, you know, things are like lighter colors. And then she runs into black and then red, and then this, and ups and downs and so on. And it's completely bewildering. You know, that diversity, that diversions, that curiosity is important to keep track of, because you do need to navigate your way through this plurality. But the destination the objective, the goal is singular is one that is hate, the oneness of Allah soprano tide. So between, but when this plurality distracts you from observing your final destination, your

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one final destination, your ultimate pursuit, your one pursuit,

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the maker, the origin, the source, the sources, one, the maker is one, the cause, the ultimate cause the ultimate effector is one. So when you see the multiplicity of causes, and that distracts you from the unity, singularity, oneness of the ultimate effector and the maker and the beginner and and father Anakata, the creator

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that could have devastating effects on your heart.

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That's a form of [???].

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Because it distracts you from the one that's a form of ship. But at the same time, are you completely oblivious to this morality? No. Sometimes also, when you exaggerate in in, when you exaggerate, in emphasis

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on one end of this equation, you know,

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that exaggeration could lead you to very dangerous places. Because the Oneness the singularity of the cause, the origin, the source, the maker, the creator, the objective, the goal should not basically

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blind you from the plurality of the created phenomena and plurality even

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when it comes to the desires his Morag, his desires of you, his demands of you, He wants you When, when, when a guest comes, He wants you to entertain the guests. He wants, you know, he does not want you to sit down and make music and abandon your guests, he wants you to entertain the guests. So that is the function of this time, the function of the circumstance, that's plural plurality, there is also an arm ruin, and that is where it gets to be very dangerous, and there is also other and caveny will cover a sorry, these are two concepts. If you don't observe the plurality in them, then or the difference or the variants or the lay versions, the diversions between

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the command and the prohibition. So some and this we cannot attribute this to Sufism, but we can attribute it to extreme Sufism and we can attribute it also take care of this Sufism because Kerala Sufi ism can lead to extreme Sufism. If you are not

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careful about what you're teaching, you could leave room for extremists, or or outright deviant people to misuse what you are saying to abuse the concepts that you're preaching. So to have this to have clarity about the variance diversions, the difference between number one now he the commands and prohibitions is important so that you show proper response to the commands of Allah and His prohibitions, but they say that everything that happens in this universe, his from him, and he's the orders, and he's the causer, and he's the ultimate effector. Therefore, there is no difference between anything and uh, you know, that all things are the same, you know, and then they condemn you

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for being emotionally because you're observing the plurality between an amateur and man, you were observing the difference between an amateur and man, you're observing the difference between some of the environment and having to prioritize between the glamour of Allah subhanaw taala themselves, because they come at different levels. So to think that this is a form of charity, because it takes away from your feeling of oneness with the hate, or your recognition of his Singularity is and that is, obviously dangerous, and that's blasphemous. And that is underpin because it could lead to defiance of the commands of Allah subhanaw taala. So we have to be careful. And at the end of the

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day, the brightest beacon of light is the Prophet and his combat companions, the unfailing measuring stick is the Prophet and his companions were they were the indifferent, no, they were not indifferent to all of these phenomenon, they observed the other the commands of Allah subhanaw taala, they stayed away from the prohibitions of Allah subhanaw taala, they also farted up door by an act that they also resist the other bap ran away from a cutter to our cutter, because they, they they know that they can you say for instance, and that is also, you know, that's also important that you understand that you resist a pattern, that they resist the urge the fight against, right, they

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went to the battlefield, the Prophet and his companion, so when when someone comes, you know, at one point, and certainly we cannot

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cause up to allow him to die to that I would be lying by a life I claim that that that Sufism necessarily brings about these bad phenomenon, because it doesn't, Sufism is essential for you know, that escape the purification of the heart is essential for the seeker, but it is when you corrupt it, it is when you're not careful, you give allow room for people to corrupt it, and to the VA, that we could eventually get some, you know, Sufi masters in Algeria. And this was reported by someone who has extreme people that are extremely truthful, like anybody's and Mohammed Al Jazeera, Brahimi and other scholars who were at the forefront of the resistance movement against the French

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occupation. And when they got some Sufi masters to tell them that what you're doing is a form of disbelief resisting the French occupation is a form of this video, because France is the father of Allah, you know, he that he would have it not been his pleasure,

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his liking, he would have not given France power over you, he gave them power over you, because it was his. Now, you could be extreme and say that you look at what Salafism produces. But Sufism also produced this in a CEA in Libya, who resisted the Italian occupation.

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And Omar matar also, who resisted the Italian so it that is, that is corrupted versions of Sufism, but that morality and singularity, ultimately, ultimately, you do want to be focused on the singularity of the source, the origin, the creator of the maker, the objective, your goal, your destination, you want to be focused,

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observing that morality and being bewildered by the plurality and the created phenomenon and all the things that are happening around you without going back and you know, finding comfort in all of this coming from, you know, the source, which is a loss of Karnataka, at the end of the day, you do want to find comfort that all of this is under his control. All of this is under his control. And that is what

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Other thought musala his seller, that you're being you know, that yes, it is confusing, yes, you know, making this hole in the ship is does not really look right or getting that little boy does not look right.

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But he was trying to tell him that you are not able to see the master player, because whatever not as that has been given to you is limited and that is mostly one of the one of the rules and whatever knowledge that has been given to you is limited. So, try to find, to try to submit to the cloud of Allah subhanaw taala in the sense of finding comfort, you do your best you take your precautions, you act upon His commands, you avoid his prey ambitions, and then you find comfort deep inside your heart, you know, that everything that is happening is under control, his control, not just under his control is created by him is caused by him. So, between this and that, you are trying to find your

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path to him as so avoiding dispersion is recognizing the singularity of the goal, the objective, the destination, and avoiding attachment for distractions. Because once you're too focused on the causes, on the created phenomena, on the plurality of the existence is around you. It will take you away from who can be it can have devastating effects. Keep in mind that when at least looked at Adam,

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he saw what

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when at least look when a police was told to prostrate before Adam, what did he see? He saw the plurality.

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Okay, at the end of the day, he saw the plurality. He saw the difference between him and Adam difference diversions. He saw the difference between him and

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he was very limited, because he saw only the dust or the mud or the clay in other whichever phase but luckily as to the diversity and collect elements are in common in the stone. Age it would it's not be fitting for me to prostrate before a human being that he created off some slot clay because I am better. He saw the difference. He did not all that he saw in Adam is the is the exterior for he did not see the spirit of Adam. He did not see why Adam was honored. Why the angels were. But should he have looked at this show the ad look beyond the physical form of Adam the clay look deeper.

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But even if he stopped there, he would have not, you know, he would have not had a grasp of the whole truth. He should have looked at one thing.

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The singularity of the this order prostrate before Adam has nothing to do with Adam.

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It is already an order from God has nothing to do with the fact that you're distracted now by Adam and you're looking at the clay, you lost it.

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You did not recognize the singularity. The source of this order is the one creator the one maker of all things. So, this is a huge failure and we should not feel like it please fail. You don't want to only be deeper in your thinking and look beyond the clay. You want to be the deepest in your thinking and look beyond all things and recognize the singularity the oneness, the unity of

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the source.

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Then eventually he said interferences You should also avoid interferences that detract from your togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala here together and this was a lie if we understand this correctly, entertaining the guest will be your togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala not necessarily you're together in this in the harder in in your in the Presence of Allah subhanaw taala in your zyk in your you know dark bedroom making thick, entertaining the guest is togetherness with Mirage, the lemon with what Allah wants of you not what you want of him because maybe what you want of him is this. You know is the pleasure of this thick in the you know at this site, but that is

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your one. That is your desire. That is what are to come in. That is what you want of him. But what he wants of you at this time is to entertain your gifts and enter

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feeling your guests? I am not talking about you know, go pray the salata Russia we're talking about something, but just merely entertaining. Yes, entertaining yes could be more out of learning at the time you are being visited by a guest. So you revolve around morado mean not more odd not neurotic mean? You revolve around his one of you will not hear one of him.

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Finally, I have like, a few comments and inshallah Salah will be the last two prerequisites will be shorter. So we have taken a few minutes from the salata. But I have a few comments that I included in my the document that I sent to you about the concept of water. Because in all honesty, in all honesty,

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there is creatures that humans have to understand the difficulties and the challenges that people go through in our times. And in our place, you have to be aware of the challenges that people go through. Because when you talk to people about unattainable objectives, or attainable objectives, you cause them despair, you cause them to just give up to throw that out. You know, you're talking to me about leaving nine tenths of that which has fallen out of fear of falling into that witness around when I can hardly avoid harm. You know? So, you're talking to me about keeping a margin of safety, that is just unattainable. Are you from here?

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You know, even if you work as a member of a Masjid, are you really sure about your money being told Hannah?

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Yeah. So, it is,

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it is very important that you are aware of the reality so that you are not basically pointing out an unrealistic objective to the people, because at the end of the day, yes, you may want to keep this there somewhere, you know, tell them that the Sahaba used to do this, this is the end of the road, for whoever can get to it. At one point, when they are capable, spiritually capable, they went through the spiritual exercise. You see, when you have no more hyzer was asked matter. Albus handled matter. equitana otaku Alba azote. And he said, When can I put on the garment of Zoho at the end, just go walk into the store of

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teleco reliance on Allah subhanaw taala. And he said, If Allah keeps his provisions from you for three days, and you find no anxiety in your heart, you may attempt it. But then if you if you go three days without food without sustenance without anything, and you start feeling anxious,

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you know, then you're not ready. So it's about what you're ready for. So let's so the first point is that what are the concept of what are itself is important for all people at all times, we cannot just give up on the concept of water because we live in hard times. The profits of a sudden use a decent amount of innovation that I just mentioned and what hasn't happened earlier, the Aloha Madame Marie Buccola Marie book leave that which is doubtful that which causes you doubt to that which does not cause you to doubt this is important. This is an essential ingredient of our religious practice, the concept of water, the concept of conscientiousness, pious conscientiousness, to be conscientious

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about your choices

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about your earnings and about everything about your choices in general. So this concept is important. The second fake What are is this graceful, fake? What are like everything fake, like everything that is genuine, that's not genuine. Is this graceful? And the mama mad? You know?

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They used to use each other in quotes and this is a beautiful example. But there are many examples all from Morocco. Not all in. I know many examples from EMA.

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But remember,

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they used to use each other's inputs. But in my mind, I did not use this other did not do this out of water. But when a student asked him for permission to use his input, a student wanted to use the input. So he asked him if my firm had permission. He said to him half an hour Muslim, this is dark water, dark meaning slot. This is just dirty water. You know you're not there. You're not there. Everyone in your level

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is using everybody's ink.

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So you're not there. Do not pretend. Do not fake it. Just be like your friends. Do not fake it. When you get there.

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And then one time someone did the same thing that he said to him, let me know what are you allowed to rock back up? Or has he said, my water on your mother is not at this level certain, you know, that was what I was at, at this level, but he just wanted he did not want to tell him that you're not there. I'm there. So he wanted to say to him, both of us are not there, but don't fake faking it is disgraceful and faking it can basically throw you back 100 miles, you know,

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and take away from your water, a great deal.

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relativity is real and it must relativity is real. relativity means what?

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I'm seeing Roger, Roger minimum in 47 seconds in Roger Federer midnight.

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That one of them is like 50 of you

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that concept that when things become hard,

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different parameters may apply that concept that it was reported by the middle of the low on the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in the fifth amendment, taraka minco militia, our assura not only Arabic, Allah were at the RNs is a man manorhamilton inhome diversity melmerby Hina did, you are you are now in a time when if one of you leaves out one 10th of what they were commanded to do, they will be destroyed. And there will come a time when they perform. When they perform one 10th of that which they were commanded to perform, they will survive, they will survive, they will survive on performing weapons, but this should not basically ruin the cause of this this whole discussion. You

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know, you should not indulge in Hydra. With our, with with all of our cautiousness, we're not given to 100th of what the Sahaba used to be where the Sahaba used to be with all of our consciousness. So, exercise must match consciousness as you can but understand that the levels of the Sahaba reached may be unattainable by us for our circumstances. This is controversial inauthenticity some scholars authenticated this hubbies however the concept itself is a valid concept. It's a legal Maxim is adopted amaura Tessa if Alberto amaura Tessa means what in fact,

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in private for pay our legal Maxim's is abarca Arbuckle amruta dock, when the alarm the affairs dock, when it becomes tight, it becomes white, when it can, when it constricts eases, when it becomes tight becomes wide, it becomes those meaning it has to be loosened by the scholars. It has to be eased the Bible scholars, when things become tight on people, the scholars need to ease them, Islam.

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So that concept is also an important concept that we have to be aware of picking concessions on water to pick concessions from the difference

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is not against water, it's against the highest levels of water is. So if you want basically to be safe, according to all of the mazahub and we consider this to be of the highest levels of what are true, but picking concessions from them as I have is permissible according to the majority of the scholars

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who've

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been headed, you know as luminaries as in favor of career and he reports this from others and enforce this feminism and opposite on others. And that's the you know the position of the chef It must have been the Hanafi Metalab there are in the hands of any mother have in fact in many Meza been in

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according to aviana it is there is a report that picking concessions all the time from all of them which the ad is permissible, and they consider this to be the the explicit statement of Mr. Smith. But certainly, certainly moderation is good. And excessiveness in this regard could lead to enhance could lead to basically losing your religious commitment if you're picking all the time, but making concessions making needed concessions from valid much the Hadean picking needed concessions for valid which stadium is permissible. According to the vast majority of its colors. There are certain conditions that we may discuss some other time, such as when you do not comply.

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pose a position that is repulsive, according to all of them. And we're

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thrilled that I do this on a regular basis to reach the level have inhaler or you do not use double standard, where you apply one standard yourself and one standard to other people. So, so far, you know, so, if you want to sell your house and you say to your neighbor, I can separate my house to whomever I please. And there is no pre emptive right, you don't have a pre emptive right. And then when your neighbor wants to sell their house, you tell them no, there is pre emptive right, you know, and then you use different positions in your favor all the time, that is repulsive, unacceptable by anyone, but making concessions that needed concessions is permissible according to

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the majority of the scholars a plan of action is to leave that which is hard on them to leave the shovel hat and you know, leave it which is hard on first make sure that you know because what are also requires some knowledge to prioritize knowledge to prioritize

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leave it which is hard and then if the trouble had that pertain to people's rights, if you are a co if you are a business partner with someone exercise, what are their exercise, what are their you know, if there is if you have this agreement over $5,000 exercise as much water as you can there, leave as much as you can to your partner. And in this way, you will be safe from having any demands by the people because people like a you know will not give up on their demands and they will not forgive and they will not pardon like Allah. Allah does.

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Then leave them a clue that takes away from your integrity and your spiritual dignity. You know, the lowly, macro, lowly macro behaviors, leave those that will take away from your integrity and your spiritual dignity, then what's considered to be sub ethical in your society that's consideration of norms and consideration of customs. Because when you when you commit that which is sub ethical in your society, you're not only harming yourself, you're also harming your your, your deed. Here you're also harming your deed, then as your state of he memorizes events as tolerated, advanced as tolerated, meaning do not john phases do not basically

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do not take more than he can handle advances tolerated while watching your water and verifying that it is sincere and genuine, not fake in any way. We will probably have a lot to learn from the external events.