Hatem al-Haj – Manazil as-Sa’ireen #22 – Chapter on Dedication

Hatem al-Haj
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the concept of "haste" and how it can be difficult to achieve, but it is crucial for long-term success. They explain that "haste" is about one's behavior and not just a group or culture, and that "haste" is about one's behavior and not just a group or culture. The speakers also touch on the concept of union and how it is important for individuals to establish their own values and experiences.
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It allows us

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to proceed.

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Today until now we'll go over the button or the station of the vector or the chapter of Tibetan. And

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in the Word document I sent you, and those of you who are here for the first time, and those of you who are on Facebook as well, you could ask

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for all the documents, you know, for all the previous previous stations.

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And so if you send an email to the email group, then we will be able to send you all those documents within the word document I sent to you I translated the battle as devotion, maybe we should translate it as dedication.

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And there is not that much difference between devotion and dedication, but we're using devotion for something different. So just for the sake of sort of our key names. Sometimes there are subtle differences between the Arabic names that are very hard to basically find a suitable translation for each one of them.

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But for the time being, let's just use the dedication instead of devotion for the back to the station of the better or the chapter on Tibet.

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So the battle is dedication. And the moment Hello, Iraq, Ireland.

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fifth century scholar from contemporary Afghanistan, said in his book man as it is in

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the chapter on devotion or chapter on dedication to back to Allah Lovaas.

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La heatable Tila and devote yourself to Him or dedicate yourself to Him with complete dedication, dedicate yourself to Him with complete dedication. And like in every station and amendment Harlem, he likes to start every station with a verse from the Quran that is relevant to the topic that will be addressed. So,

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he says about total power, which could lead to about 20 every time he starts to say he addresses a station or chapter, he starts by defining

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that concept and then he divides into four phases, and he divides every concept into three phases. And then every phase, he gives you three tips to accomplish this phase. So he says here about an hour which could lead to about two is the complete dedication. And we will come back and talk about what it means.

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Khatami meaning here to cut yourself off.

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Very says waka Lu la de la Reed, Alma will probably like his saying la de What about that lie to him, that our tone electrodry the MA is an invitation to absolute detachment, that read here is detachment, I will go back and now address each one of these words and then address the concept itself.

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So he says it about Tulum, Qatar but Calais and Qatar means what what is the word pata,

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pata cut

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them Qatar basically means cutting okay. But it is to be cut. It is to be a proper means cutting in Qatar is to be cut or to cut yourself off. It's the verbal noun from cutting yourself off. So to cutting yourself off the verbal noun from this and Arabic is in Qatar, to basically cut yourself off or to detach yourself from something to detach yourself from something. So, the battle is a two step process. It is to disconnect and connect. It is to detach and attach. It is taught by an upset minute father if he loves it is to detach yourself from Fela in pursuit of closeness or togetherness, closeness to or togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala and that is what Qatar means

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and that's basically what it means what he means dedicate yourself to Him. It comes from the word the battle itself comes from the word battle which means

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Cut also bad terra cotta to cut off. So

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is all about cutting yourself off from color from the creations basically from distractions, because we will go back and then talk about how do we do this with moderation. How did the Prophet do it? Well, the first recipient of this command was the Prophet sallallahu sallam, how did he do it? And he is the

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basically unfailing measuring stick, always, and then his companions by the alarm.

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So it's about to learn katabi Kalia Kalia Kalia means with absolute completely, to cut yourself off completely to him.

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Walk out to LA he and his saying to him doubt on the jury, the

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jury is shaping

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the jury the stripping here the jury means complete detachment to completely detach yourself from all distractions and from all creations and creative phenomena must have the means absolute. So absolute detachment. Now that we have gone over the words, what is this concept about you know the concept of complete dedication to completely dedicate yourself to Allah subhanaw taala about today's a commandment. We have to you have to really understand what it means it's a commandment with a bet that in eternity it was Boris Moravec What about that at the Tila?

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But in order for us to understand that this command, you will really need to go back and look at the beginning of the surah What is this all about? The surah is about Pamela it's about the night prayers. resemble como la la la la la la, la,

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la la. How's it Alejandra Tierra karate le Internacional de la covenants tequila in Seattle la de da de la in Malacca nihari Saba Han babila was goddess Mara ricotta but he devotee

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so the surah is asking the prophets of Allah is Allah permit Layla in La kalila stand up in the night for prayer in lepen, even the whole night except for the Little

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Miss for who have an event. This fall was minimal period or separate, subtract and lifted from it subtract a little from that one half. So under less than one half housing Valley or add a little more to that one, have

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one additional parameter Tila and recite the plan with a beautiful recitation or a perfect recitation. In this era capable and appealing we shall cast down to you or if sent down to you. A heavy statement, heavy responsibility heavy statement. provenance appeal a heavy statement that's the heavy speech heavy statement. And then I say at a lately, the night reservation reservation at night prayer and recitation at night. He has an aqua mo Pina is more conducive to concurrence more conducive to concurrency between the heart and the tongue. That's what it means more conducive to concentration, more conducive to comprehension. When you pray at night, you recite at night, you

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will be able to concentrate better, you will be able to focus better, because then Allah subhanho wa Taala said to the prophet in the lack of in a hurry, Saba hunter Wheeler, for during the day, you have more, you have too much occupation, you have a lot of occupations, some hunter Lila many occupations.

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And these occupations, some of them are worthy and some of them are not. But they will cause you distraction, they will cause you some distraction, that it will be more conducive to concurrence of the tongue, what you recite by your tongue and the focus of your heart to do this at night, to pray at night and to recite this one recitation corrupted and parameter Tila to recite this non reservation have night. Then Allah said what is my Arabic and mentioned the name of

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Remember the name of your Lord what I bet he Tila and then dedicate yourself to him completely dedicate yourself to him completely.

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And there there is something beautiful about what I bet that he later

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what is the verbal noun from Tibetan

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the for the you know the command that

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would be Tibet to not tap tea that Allah subhanaw taala set empty just for the rhymes just the rhyme with the rest of the I had no, you know that would not happen

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you know, primes are good, but the love is not is not bounded by this, there is always a benefit

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and the meaning you know, like an addition what when you see these things change there is usually some reason behind it. But what about the delay the MTL Allah said was about that cut yourself off to him, but then did not use the verbal noun for for the verb but because the there is a verb here that has been deleted, that's the best explanation for why allow us the patina and not Tula and some, some people will explain it to say that more articulate for us basically to consider the rights but that is not sufficient as an explanation. But they're the best explanation is that allies saying what about Eli he, you bet tell that

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because the back from you know, the doctor found all the verb noun from it would be too bad to not have tea, but bad tele tap Tila but a lot of tears. So it means here What about that Eli he dedicate yourself to Him you bet

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you know that he may devote your dedicate you completely that either when it was complete dedication, so it's all lies is saying here

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that you cannot do it.

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All you can do is to try the best that you try to take dedicate yourself to detach yourself, for him to him, not just for him to him. It's like you know, it's describing basically the journey you know the to your walk into him that you are pursuing him once I Benton era he dedicate yourself to Him, you Bechtel care, that is what is not mentioned. But what is implied from the use of deputy lab, you bet delicate a tea that he may cut you off from all the distractions, save you release you, you know release you from all the distractions because those distractions are innate, inherent, they're in it's part of us.

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It means that you have been in our panauti remote control not even as a hobby on film, but you're hiding it on an annual harvest not recommended is beautified for people the love of

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you know the desires of the dunya you know women that that means that the opposite as well you know *

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and money in children or offspring. What can I

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say what

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was the heavier

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items on karatedo contaminants that would be the heaped up you know,

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silver and gold or mounts of silver and gold which is you know, wealth.

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One highly items or one or two or an army of horse branded horses and an iron Captain par scrubs, basically the pleasures of the dunya but Ally's saying Xueyan and in mass, it was beautified for people whose made beautiful who made it beautiful. How I made it beautiful for people because a lot once people to be attracted to those

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you know pleasures, Allah wants people to be attracted to those desires. And eventually Allah does not want us to completely abandon them. But that is where the moderation the concept of moderation comes in.

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What about the nihf Tila dedicate yourself to Him? Because the one who made these things beautiful for you will then release you from captivity by them, you know because you are captive, your capital of those desires. You know that last thought I mentioned it's already a moron salad but in order to have your football head Masami across your capital to those desires, once you try to dedicate yourself to Him, He will then

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detach you release you from this captivity, tablets, ILA and make you devoted and make you dedicated to him. But what about that it is empty. That doesn't mean that you completely abandon the dernier that this doesn't mean that you leave your job?

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No, because he allies, St. Me Nana, Kofi nerissa Fabiola, you have much occupation during the day. But then it is this the same thing that Allah was saying in sort of shadow phase of terracotta funds, were a lot bigger for a lot ferrata, when you're done with your occupations, funds with you and you're done with your obligations. When you're done with you know,

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basically earning a living while you were taking care of your needs and your family needs in your community needs and this and that funds on and stand in worship funds with more accurately means thrive in worship, strive in worship, so strive and worship when you're done with your obligations or in your occupations.

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So in this case, a lie is not saying cut yourself off from the dunya completely because that would be an invitation to what monasticism and Allah Rabbani Han Allah subhanho wa Taala said that he did not prescribe any for us or he did not even prescribe it. For the people before us it was a very authentic Nakata holiday. And it

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describes our benyamin as the cism of the Christians, he said it to

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him, they innovated it, we did not prescribe it for them, even for them, it was not this. But for us, it was clearly prohibited. For us, it was clearly prohibited, because what does that have anything to do? There are, there are many others is basically to take the most righteous elements in the society, remove them from the society, and sickly, you know, seclude them in their monasteries. And,

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and that is not helpful. That's not helpful for the society, because that is removing the most righteous people from the society and leaving the less righteous people in that society. And that has given an impression to people that, that being righteous, and still engaging their reality instead of being part of their reality. And still being part of the society is not doable. It's unattainable. It's an unattainable objective. Therefore, if you want to really be righteous, you join the monks in the monastery, but you can't be here. But that is not the example of the Prophet and the companions. That is not the example of Omar with a lower one I lay and sound above your

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person, and you know, every one of the companions. So

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then, this was not an invitation to monasticism. And as a Muslim reported from Saudi Arabia class,

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he said, that was madness, of own thought of celibacy, sort of celibacy, and it was rejected. And he was denied that thought he was rejected.

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at the Battle of medical knowledge owns thoughts about the battle, and it's the same word Keep in mind, celibacy.

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When rejected, who rejected that who can reject the thoughts of a Sahabi the prophet SAW seven, Saudi Arabia passes saying that the Prophet rejected the thoughts of American masala known about Tibet, which here means celibacy. And had he been given permission when I was in Idaho electrical side, had he been given permission, we would have gotten ourselves castrated, we would have gotten ourselves castrated because the Sahaba did have in his interest to completely dedicate themselves to Allah subhanaw taala and to cut themselves off from the video completely, the prophet is studying them. This is not what Allah wants to view it. He forbade them from it. He prohibited them from the

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He said, This is not an allowance from you, Allah wants you to be righteous in the midst in the middle of this reality of the challenging reality of this world. He wants you to be contentious in the middle of the challenging he ality of this world. But it is much easier to detach yourself completely isolate yourself in a monastery, and let's not worry about anything and not worry about engaging the reality. The

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all of the challenges are very.

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Okay, so let's try to basically,

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in points in bullet points, let's try to figure out how could the I command the battle and the hobbies prohibited? But

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that the first lesson here is that one word Could you be used for different concepts?

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Or could have different implications at the same word is having different implications? And unless you have knowledge, and unless you have basically comprehensive knowledge, you may be misguided because he is here alive saying what about that illative Tila and here the prophets of Salaam is rejecting Tibet, it would never happen this way. I mean, certainly, this is this seeming contradiction, because a contradiction between a verse and a defect is reported in Bukhari and Muslim both is not imaginable. So, there is no contradiction.

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language itself is incapable of educating yourself without learn you have to learn you know that the language is not sufficient for learning, you have to learn from a teacher the teacher will have to tell you that this same word, when it means such and such it is it is good is valid, when it means such and such, it is bad, it is invalid. So that about that is mentioned in the Quran is basically one of two things. One of two things, either when you're done with your occupation phase one you're done, then strive and worship, that is what it means. So it is temporary.

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And that will always be recommended, not only at night, but also during Gatica isn't what the government for this, you know, to completely dedicate yourself to the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that is body, mind and heart All, all of you to be completely dedicated devotional oratory, devotional expedition. The prophets are seldom used to go out on devotional expeditions, for the unknown for the fact called for reflection, sometimes he would take one or two companions, sometimes he would take one of his wives, sometimes he would go alone, and even go on alone to the cemetery. That's part of it. It's a devotional expedition.

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And you know, the Hadith of the Prophet SAW, Selim took himself away, you know, you know,

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went to the cemetery, and she followed him and so on. These are the motion of expeditions. So that is meant to happen sometimes, this the battle in this sense in the sense of complete detachment, even with your body that is meant to happen sometimes, but it is not meant to happen all the time, because that would be that would be monasticism which is prohibited. Now, the other concept is if we say that about

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there is a type of tobacco that is demanded all the time, then that is basically the back to the viewer which then your heart that is the back to love your goal objective your heart, meaning that your heart is always with a loss of pinata, your ultimate goal is always the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala anything else in comparison to that will fade out even if you were the CEO of a Fortune 500 company and you're a successful CEO, you could still practice this the battle, it is not imaginable there are lots of final Tata is asking like a lead researcher in you know, working on a cure for HIV or cure for cancer and so on and so forth, that he would stop and just go home and pray

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or that Allah subhanaw taala would be asking for the diviner need to dedicate himself to prayers and fasting and so on and so forth. Or anyway like like

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a good cardiologist.

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For instance, is the baktun, in this sense is to do this work for the sake of Allah. And when he discovers a cure for cancer, he doesn't ask for exuberant compensation, so that he makes it easier for people to basically have this medicine or have access to this medicine. And even if he made, you know, a lot of money that he would be using, he would be keeping in his hand away from his heart, he abusing it, for the sake of a loss of power. And in this case, making a huge fortune is not, he's not even condensable, like, like when Bill Gates said, if we break the Microsoft down to two companies, we will not have the same momentum to do all the good things that we're doing. I mean, if

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you keep it like this, that is fine. If that is what this meant, if that is what is intended, is that if we break it down to several companies, we will not be able to have the same resources, we will not be able to have the same, you know, momentum, to do all the great things that we're doing, if that is really what you're what you're intending, that is fine. In this case, when you hear of someone like karate, like a Muslim philanthropist like karate, who, who made a huge fortune, but he was

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he was always using this for the sake of a last minute thought as much as we know about him. And then after a while, he completely dedicated himself to worship, you know, gave so much so much in charity and as to his children, and dedicated themselves you know, to, to worship that is fine. So, to be another example of those people are very successful, this researcher or or

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entrepreneur or any, anything that that would require

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effort and that would require time will take from your time it would be fine because Allah Allah said to the prophet in the lack of Natty subconto ila, you have much occupation during the day. But now this set in the heart of this, this the occupations that you have in the heart, you would not be motivated even with your heart, not just your body, you will not be motivated if it keeps you from the obligations, if it keeps you from the obligatory prayer to pray on time. If it keeps you from whatever time the obligations, the last thought I have prescribed for you, then certainly that would be what the prophet sallallahu Sallam described in the Hadith in a lot of lottoland jawaban

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stackebrandt sokoban for that as well.

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Mr. In behalf defect in belay the Ottoman bhamra dunya jihad in the umbra Farah, Allah does not like the overwhelming

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rough person, rough person who is overwhelming and loud in the markets. Mr. Ben Shahar, meaning he worked like he's worked with like a donkey during the day deep had been laid on like a big piece of meat at night. So working like a donkey, when, where when it takes you away from the worship of your Lord, when it takes you away from the obligations, then that certainly is counter to the concept of that. So either go back to means that temporary, complete dedication that's body, mind and heart which is commendable, sometimes such as an autograph, such as in the night prayers, such as on devotional expeditions, and so on. Overall, it means that the dedication of your heart which you

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could do all the time, even in the midst of your occupation with one of the affairs, you could still your heart could still be focused on your goal, your objective, the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala your your your the best cardiologist in town you're using this for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala You're the best anything I'm you know, I'm biased, I have my own biases. But but

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but you're the best anything then you're using it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala all the time.

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Is that clear?

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Because I sometimes I repeat myself too much.

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But these are important concepts to sort out.

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And then he said that about to these three levels.

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But one thing that I wanted to mention at the end of this because I bizarre at the end of his life that he actually cut himself off from the community. And I was always one of the great companions of the Prophet.

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Some of

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the prophets or some, you know, you know what the prophets are Salim said that there is no one more sincere than I was already 11. So the example of a bazargan may suit certain people that have certain person like a certain personality, certain personal inclinations, people that have the personal inclinations, like I was or have the same personal inclinations, it may suit them to basically remove themselves from the community.

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I suppose, we can freely deny the status of our bosom. So, we will have to say that the vast majority of the companions did not do what observer Did, did they know they did not, but I was not, you know, moved away.

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Even this was suggested to him.

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And he accepted the the advice, he moved away to arrabbiata, where he lived alone as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam prophesized that he would live alone, and he will be resected alone. So he moved away, and he left alone, and he cut himself off from the society. And this is the Society of the companions Keep in mind, because he couldn't handle the press, the oldest the death laws of prosperity, prosperity has its own flaws. And the Medina Medina became in the time of, you know, horsemen, in particular cosmopolitan city, and the, you know, the flaws of prosperity started to basically manifest and he saw some of the flaws of prosperity which are inevitable sometimes on some

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of the Sahaba. And this shocked him and caused him a lot of grief. And, and he was, he just had too much discomfort to deal with this. And he was basically venting out this discomfort on the rest of the Sahaba. So, for people who cannot, who cannot have the, the society is a is a good idea. And instead of instead of basically joining ISIS, the, like some people don't, and I'm not talking about a Bizarro that he would have, he would have done that I'm just talking about certain kinds of people who find this society to be so corrupted that they just can't handle the society, they're always in trouble with people, they're always looking down at people. It may be self righteousness. And some

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of it may be true, some of it may be like, sincere concern, I just can't handle your,

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your faultiness I can't handle your weakness, I can't handle your shortcomings. I just can't see myself mingling with you. And if you feel that, you know, you just can't handle the people around you, particularly the people around, you know, you come to the master, then you can't handle the people, you know that the frequent visitors of the mustard are the amount of the nested if you can't handle the amount of the massage and you probably can't handle the society. And it may not be a bad idea for you, if you can handle it. If you have the spiritual strength to handle this seclusion or isolation, it may not be a bad idea for you to do that. I was already did that. Instead of causing

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trouble and fitna all the time within the community, it may not be a bad idea for you to just take a step back, and, you know, come to the gym. And, you know, it certainly would be according to some it would certainly be also recommended or obligatory wherever you stand on the issue of this as you come to the gym, but then walk away after you come to the gym or

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go home. And that's it. But But in, in all honesty, you're going to work every day, unless you're not unless your work it does not require you to mingle with other people. So what you're doing if you're going to work every day, and you're mingling with people is that you're cutting yourself off from modern massage, the visitors of the massage then you're mingling with people who are not on modern massage wherever they are. So I don't think that it is smart. But if you find that it is completely difficult for you to handle the faultiness and the shortcomings of our modern massage the community the Muslim community around you the people who are

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most righteous then have the bizarre idea may not be a bad idea for you certainly don't do anything reckless don't do anything. haram but what I was already that is not right.

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Or how long and it may suit certain people have certain inclinations.

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Then he divided about remember how do we recommend Lhasa the data driven kata on the on the host Killarney how often are Raja and peloton behalf

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adonijah order the first level that Riedel in Qatar, the dribble and Qatar means what? The lm. Qatar has the detachment, that read them. Qatar means to make the detachment, absolute strip, the detachment from all distractions, all strings, all ties, you're cutting off all the ties, you're cutting off all the strings, so that you are completely detached, that is the dream. And then

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another movie, what are you detaching yourself from? From

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your self interests? One low truth from a loss. So who is your observation, your sighting of the, the your desires or your observation of your desires, or your observation of the of the beauties of this world, lose an observation of the world. So you're doing this.

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So you are basically

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he says that you complete detachment from the self interest and observation of the world in fear or hope. So you're not observing the world in fear, or hope, or with any concern. So you don't have fear from the world. You don't have hope in the world and you don't have any concern about the world. He or she does that by

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three things as he usually does. The hustler Roger a Beretta not enough hope in this world by contentment, got enough hope. In this world by contentment customer Roger has missed cutting. Roger who has met Roger Ver Beretta, by contentment by contentment. If your content, you will not have too much.

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You will not have too much hope in this world, you will not be looking for favors from this world, or the people in this world. You're not looking for favors from people

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that seem to cut off your hope in this world and the people of this world by being content with what Allah has given you, with what Allah has given you.

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So you're not begging you're not asking for favors. And you're contented with that which Allah has given you will talk to on how have you been

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caught in our fear from this world by submission, cultural health, cutting off fear, how fear but this theme, this theme is submission, to cut off fear from this world by submission. If you submit to the decrease of your Lord, if you say that I am accepting of the decrees whatever they whatever decrees before me is in here even you know and anxiety, the most stressful thing for people as an anxiety it's even more stressful than grief. Right? And anxiety could be more of a stressful to get than grief. Grief is you know, sadness about the past. You know, it is grief over something that happened in the past or present, but had anxiety is to worry about the future. And this could be

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more crippling event grief. But if you say that whatever befalls me, I will serve him, I will serve Him I will dedicate myself through this service. And whatever he sends down my way, I'll be accepting of it in terms of the

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other in terms of his universal decrees. When you then be fearful when he then be afraid No, you will not accept the natural fear that even Moosa and heroin had when Allah sent them to Pharaoh. It is the natural fear is the healthy Fear not the pathological fear that will keep you from your goals. And then he said, what I've done mubadala Bishop who did have people, this regarding all concerns about this world and mobilize to be concerned about the world. So rather than mobile ambition more than happy, so to have no concern to disregard old concerns about this world by observing the truth, observing the truth, you could sit, we could sit for two hours to basically

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explain what this means observing the truth. What does that mean?

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Could it mean observing the truth about

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The, you know, the shortness of life on the order the 10, temporary, temporary nature, or transience of this life, compared to the year after? Yes, but it is observing the truth that all things are from Allah, and to Allah. So, if you want to summarize the truth, it would be in that lie when Allah Joe, that's the summary of the truth, in that lie when Roger to Allah, we belong.

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And to him We shall return or from Allah we have come, that could also be another translation of in the formula we have come is the one who created us, the origin, the source, and to Him we shall return. And that summarizes the truth. And if, if this if you're aware of this all the time, that is a lie, who created you so we don't worry about the world. Don't be concerned about the world, disregarding all of your concerns, disregard all of your worries, and be with Allah subhanaw taala. And you're also witnessing the final truth, which is the hand we shall return, you know,

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and that's essential for the seekers.

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Then he said, What dadada to sunyata Jerry doolin Tarija knifes, what daraja to saniya the second level, the juried limb kata Tarija knifes complete detachment from oneself, or from observing oneself, or from being concerned with oneself. So the first level he is cutting himself off from the surroundings, the second level, he's cutting himself off from himself, and he's cutting himself off from his work. His head his that self that naps his naps or her naps helped him. He used his naps as a mount a vehicle, a beast of burden, to walk a certain distance, or to travel a certain distance. his nap so far helped him cut himself off from worries about the world here and of the world, open

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the world everything he cut himself off from the world, but then he still has his naps. And in the in the second level, it is now time to cut himself off from his nerves.

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Remember with American law said that when he said that Allah subhanaw taala told me, you will not be able to come to me until you have left your neffs behind until you strip yourself off from your knifes and I stripped myself off my naps like a snake strips myself from her skin.

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This is this is basically the second level the second level now is that you are

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working on walking away from your laughs after you have walked away from the world, walked away from the world, in what sense walked away with your heart, not with your body, walked away with your heart from this world. So that you you are focused on your objective, the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and returning to a gentleman.

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He says that he does this by one of three things or by these three things, one be more gentle, but will however, be more gentle, but and Howard shunning the passions shunning the passions of the neffs that has many passions,

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he may have been able to basically cut off and detach himself from many of the apparent passions, apparent passions in the first degree, but the second degree, these are the subtle fashions of the neffs you know, leadership, recognition, praise all of these things, he may have not been in the first level he may have cut himself off from you know, the basically the ardent desires of the flesh, the you know, food, *, wealth, power.

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You know, not all forms of status, but certain forms of status, but then his naps will come back and seek rewards. So if you weren't, I helped you. I got you all the way here. You know, I must be deserving of some recognition. Right. I got you all the way here. You are you

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have travelled

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huge distance, this was hard. Look at all of your peers. Look at the rest of the people around you, they are immersed in these flashy, carnal desires, then his naps will seek that recognition that reward that prize at the end of hard labor. And then once he allows his naps to take it, he will be doomed, he can revert all the way back even become worse than you know, the the seekers of the worst lowest or not the worst, but the lowest desires, he can be commercially, you know, like this icon, you know, same same thing that happened to us a time.

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So, you know, this, this is something that we have to keep in mind. And then he says, but more Jonathan Howard shining the passions, and these are the seven passions of the naps. What are some? What are Sumi? rowhill owns, embracing the breeze of owns, which is the comforting, comforting intimacy with a loss of Hannah, what on earth is the comforting intimacy with a lot that the seekers find Penistone? Basically embrace that breeze of that comforting intimacy that ons with Allah subhanho wa Taala basically is getting closer. And so he still he still has some work to do. Instead of avoiding the coffin of the passions, the salted ones of the knifes spine for deep cleaning, you

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know it's time for more thoughtful cleaning of the knifes

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it's easier when your your your garment is dirty, it is easier to remove the big pieces of flesh on your garment or oil or but the deep cleaning you know or this is harder. And that is what he's doing in the second level. But he's also you know, seeking the help of this owns this comforting intimacy with the last panel tada

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to complete that second phase, embracing the breeze of bones or comfort in intimacy with Allah subhanaw taala. And then we'll say Mubarak to cast beholding the lights of this closure, shame Barak l cast tests be holding the lights.

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But is the lightning but here it means the light of this closure and catch

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the flashes. Yeah, the flashes of disclosure. That's a better word. Second love it correctly.

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So I say mobile cast send it to me and like

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it's beholding the flashes of of disclosure.

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I have it here beholding the lights of disclosure building the classes and disclosure as much better because they come in flashes. And if you don't grab them, if you don't make capitalize on them make use of the best use of them, you lose them because they come in flashes. So one flashes of disclosure. You know our last disclosure here means many things paper come online whether it is said again talks about this beautiful end says that disclosure, it could be about the stations could be that Allah subhanaw taala will disclose to disclose to you the path to these stations. You know these 100 stations remember how we talked about the past

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you know tips about the stations how to get there how to stay there in these stations. So a lot could be disclosing to you ways to the stations, how law could be also disclosing to cache the flaws of your enough's Kasparov, the flaws of your enough Salah would be pointing out to you the flaws of your nerves. If you don't make use of this cache of these disclosures of these flashes of light, you will be the prime you know you may or may not get another flash. But if you assume

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that you're not using the these hints or these tips, then I will not be given the them to you anymore. So Shai mobiletech cache, and then he said that the the best of cash is when Allah reveals to you the meanings, the meanings, you know the meanings here does not just mean the knowledge of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala but the way to basically embrace the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala and to act upon the names and attributes of Allah understand the meanings of his names and attributes.

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Because this whole world is a manifestation of his names and attributes.

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So be holding the lights of this, the flashes of disclosure, disclosure about the stations and how to get to them. disclosure is about the flaws of your knifes and how to cure yourself from them. And disclosures about the names and attributes of Allah how to get to him, and how to get to be in to acting on his names and attributes.

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from Allah said, What dadada to Sally surgery don't want to tie in a sub. This is a beautiful level. The third level is a beautiful level that has many beautiful meanings in it. So he said, What bairrada 230 31 Katana in a sub. The third level is the complete dedication to try triumphing triumphing in this race to triumph in the race. Imagine yourself in a like, like a real like a physical race.

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You know that that's printed, the end of the race, sprinting at the end of the race is what we're talking about here. If If someone is close to the target, someone is close to the end line, what do they do? They recruit all of their energy to reach that right? They would recruit all of their energy to reach the end line because they saw the end line.

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But he starts by something that is very beautiful. You know that third level he starts by something that's very beautiful, he says because he hates the color correcting ones uprightness, performance, uprightness is correcting to correct your uprightness.

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After all of this, you need to correct your uprightness

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after the first you know, you've gone through the first phase, you've gone through the second phase you stripped yourself off even from yourself.

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And, and all the passions of yourself and the solid fashions of yourself and now you're embracing the breeze of comforting intimacy and in your witnessing and beholding the cash to the disclosures of Allah subhanaw taala Do you need to go back and correct your basically it is correct your correctness? Correct your uprightness correct your correctness? Yes, you need to go back. Because you will always be suspecting yourself, and you will always be going back. Can you imagine what happens in our, you know, in our world, like when when an 18 year old joins a group, you know, whether this is like ideological or in sort of theological II

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and spiritual, anything. And when you find them at like 20, at age 20, they, like a young man joins a group and then at age 50, or age 60, you find them stuck to the same group. It's not bad, maybe the group is, is good.

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all of us are most of us are stuck to the same groups that we started with at age 20 or age, whatever. So so 30 years of growth, certainly 30 years of intellectual spiritual growth may have not changed any of their convictions, and ease find them just as passionate about their convictions as they were when they were 20. And that is zealotry and zealotry is part and parcel of the human phenomenon. Because it is about yourself. It is about refusing to acknowledge that you may have been incorrect, refusing to acknowledge that I may have wasted 1520 years of my life

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or I may have been on the wrong path for 10 or 15 years of my life, refusing to acknowledge this will make you hold the arm to your earlier convictions and you will not be able to and even if you change some of them, you will not change as many of them and you will not change the core ones you will not change the defining ones of your group because you will be risking what social loss, loss of emotional bonds and connections, social connections

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and that is scary. You know all of the friends that I was able all of those relationships.

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I may be risking them if I change my mind or if I acknowledge

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That I was wrong, particularly the defining qualities or convictions or creeds of your particular group.

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Plus key karma correcting ones uprightness is about, you know, that courage

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to say I was wrong. Yes, for the last 20 years, I was wrong, and change and change direction. You can imagine like someone who has been a priest for 40 years, they're there, their conversion system is a heroic measure. They are risking their livelihood, they're risking their social, emotional bonds, social relationships, they're resting, there isn't so much. That is enormous. Many of us don't take a step like this. Many of us born Muslims don't have the audacity to even change within a subgroup, not just a group within the subgroup or make any changes or not even not even walking away from your group, but confronting your fellows that you know this may be wrong, that may be wrong and

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so on. So, it is about correcting your correctness and it is about correcting your intention which is more important than your correctness, you know, acknowledging that you are wrong, changing direction, this is all good. But basically correcting the intention behind all of this uprightness, because uprightness itself is not approved.

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devotion, sincerity loss, you know, it is not a proof of loss, uprightness is not a proof on a clause. Therefore, the fact that you have been upright for the last 20 years, should not keep you from going back and doing what Mohan sabot Maha Sabha self reckoning, am I right? Am I right, with with complete impartiality, with the courage to risk all the bonds to risk everything, just to be right, and to be right, for the right reason, which is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. And that is an ongoing process that never, never ends, until you meet your Lord, am I right?

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And then he says, What is the referral fee first there was food being consumed in reaching the goal being consumed in reaching the goal of a service fee passed, and also also known as arrival cost is, you know, seeking, seeking arrival or seeking arrival, that's your goal, that is the route is being consumed in it.

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So that is basically when you see your target and you recruit all of your energy to get there.

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When number 11 are eligible, now, you're witnessing the beginnings of German the beginnings of union, Union, you're witnessing the beginnings of Union and the concept of German thought, maybe it will take too long to explain. But in general, is not a hero. To your union with a lot here together in was a law union gathering together Together with a loss of Connaughton. This means together in this in purpose, meaning that you're welcome formed completely to his until you became with him one in purpose, you became with him one in purpose, that is a valid concept of union, which is your togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala. The other concept is when you have what cut yourself off

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from hedonic, what I learned from all the attachments, from all creations, from all created phenomena, that you are completely with your Lord, cut off from all the rest, that is why Marian was called the tude. The tool why, because she was cut off from you know,

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from her people cut off from all pursuits except to the pursuit of

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Okay, and then the final concept of example, is when your

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observation of inference

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Which is diversity, multiplicity of creations and created phenomena does not obstruct you from seeing the unity, the oneness of the origin, the source, the first, the eternal, the ultimate effector. The, you know, the first cause, Allah, the, you know, the the maker, the creator of all these things. So you're watching the multiplicity of his creative creations and creative phenomena. And you're keeping this and you're always watching this because he wants you to watch it.

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He wants you to watch it because he has different demands of you based on your different circumstances. And then while you're watching that is not distracting you from seeing that the the first cause, you know, the maker, the creator, the eternal is is only one. You always watch this and watch them, watch this and watch them.

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Eventually, you're watching others oneness is

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the predominant feeling. here that that is how do you establish them he the chef will talk about the moment we will talk about as the ultimate station, the oneness of Allah subhanaw taala This is the predominant feeling and some other time inshallah we can talk a little bit more about Gemma and felt about this concept of watching the unity and the oneness of the origin, while watching the multiplicity of his creations and created phenomena, and acting upon his once view and seeking theory to be with him in the sense of revolving around his moradabad or his ones of you all the time while seeking your togetherness and gathering with him. At the end of the journey to the company

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