Manazil as-Sa’ireen #27 – Chapter on Veneration

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Today we have Babel.

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Babel

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that's the chapter of veneration reverence.

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And in the session, we will go over the two prostrations of forgetfulness set the data set.

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So,

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sacred was my law, seven minutes or sad

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chapter on veneration follow as many of them automatically for higher level and

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allow mighty said and wherever honors the sacred ordinances held on that sacredness, sacred ordinances of a law, it is best for him and the sight of his Lord.

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So the

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the men dimension here, they were the point in the verse or the word in the verse that he wanted

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to cite his Hello Matt, Allah, the sacred ordinances of Allah automap Automat.

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So it's about the sacredness that which is sacred to venerate, revere, glorifying, magnifying that which is sacred.

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He said,

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Hello, john and mukalla felt well messages

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without authority, Roger Herman, or veneration of that which is sacred veneration reverence of that which is sacred is escaping from the destitution of this corbetts and boldness escaping from the destitution of mojarra fat discordance, moja, Surat, baldness audaciousness, audacity,

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basically can dimmable on praiseworthy audaciousness.

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And when he said when he said it, like usual, check it out of your life, divides every chapter to three levels, he said that there's three levels.

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So, when he says

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that one which is our karma is the Harvard means, what Harvard means, what hardship the institution of travel. So, the harbourage means to run away from hardship, it is to run away from the destitution or the hardship or escape from the distribution of hardship, that you will be fully yourself in by

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discordance this obedience, this agreement with Allah subhana wa tada and his the animal Jazeera, the boldness, boldness and boldness, and audacity is the boldness, what is What did he mean by images or art and keep in mind that this is a code, this is a manual shift and how do we did not try the commentary? A lot of people wrote commentaries thereafter, and he told you claims commentary with that, it just said again would be the most comprehensive

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However, she did not write a commentary. So we are basically reading

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with from our own perspectives, has his words. So when he says, when he says in which

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someone may save time, for instance, in the data set again, I cannot allow seven which is basically Mahal effect this core then Sir, this agreement with a law could come from tour,

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too, two causes, one, that boldness that audacity, so you have the audacity to trespass the bounds of Allah subhanaw taala, you have the boldness, to to basically violate that which Allah made sacred. And this is condemned double boldness. This is not like, you know, the the praise, where's the praise where the courage or anything, it's the condensable boldness.

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But then he also said that there is another cause for the for this obedience, it is basically failure to commit. It's the lack of willpower, it's the weakness, it's that it's the human weakness. So it is either this or that he particularly stressed and

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he particularly stressed and will just not because of Mozart would be worse, you know,

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to be sort of audacious and your disobedience to have this boldness and trust.

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Pass the bounds of Allah subhana wa tada knowingly, intentionally is worse than someone who just failed to commit himself to the orders of Allah subhanaw taala usually images or art would be more in the area of

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it, you know, this, this obedience of the prohibitions of Allah, and the weakness will manifest more in the area of failing to commit to the orders or the allotment of Allah subhanaw taala. But there is another way to interpret this, which is, you know, saying that image Assad is not about this, it is not about level one, it is not about the people who fail to commit to the orders, or the people who

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trespass the bounds of Allah subhanaw taala. It

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is about a much higher level, much Assad is about the people who fail to keep this reference when they reach the level of, you know,

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when they reach the level of it, when I when they be reached, the level of this owns where the last panel Carla or this intimacy, the experience we're in, in there in the Presence of Allah, when they become much closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And then when they feel that intimacy and that sweetness, they drop the veneration. And that is what he is cautioning against here is warning them that no matter how close you become to Allah, no matter how much sweetness you feel in your heart, no matter how much intimacy, no matter how much confidence you have in comfort with the loss of reliance on loss, you should never drop the reverence, you should never drop the Tallinn problema

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karma, or the reference of that which is sacred in any relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. So you should never be audacious, you should always maintain the qualities of an ore body, servitude, slavery.

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Very sad attitude overlap. And then he said it's three levels, he said the da da da, da v. Mon Amri when the first level is to honor the commands and prohibitions, the first level is to honor the commands and prohibitions. And that is basically quite obvious that, you know that this the first level is about Islam. It is about the manifest acts of the exterior. So we're talking here about the commands and the provisions. In the second level, he will talk about email, you know, that our theme of the whole matter of Allah subhanaw taala, when it comes to beliefs, when it comes to the bar of Allah subhanaw taala when it comes to, you know, having conviction and faith in what Allah told us

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in the statements of Allah subhanaw taala. And well, a lot holders of the unseen, level three is about

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level three is about to tell us how to maintain this reverence. When you reach the level of sn,

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which is on top of the lock and nicotra worship Allah is if you see him, but let's first take care of level one, because most of us are, you know, all of us like they are, we need to take care of level one. And level two also is about imants. We need to take care of all two as well. He said the number 190 the reverence and veneration of the ombre and 90 the command and the prohibition, you add to this? It is it is it's a given that you must comply. You must conform

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to the will of your Lord to the demands of your Lord. Some of them are emphatic, some of them are not in fact, kalambo and it includes the emphatic camera and the non emphatic Cameron, what does that mean? So under wanna hear, so, a lot good, emphatically demand something of you. That would be word, Allah may not emphatically demand something of you, and that is called Mr. Haba. So the non emphatic demand is must have the emphatic demand as whether Allah can demand abstention, emphatically, you know, and that would be to Him and alike and demand abstention, not emphatically because all I know and that was our weakness. So Allah knows that we may not reach perfection. So

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sometimes Allah tells us, you should stay away from this. But if you go ahead and do it, there is no punishment. This this is just a recommendation that you abstain, but if you This is called macro

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You know this like, so, alarmed when it includes all the amarena here it does not only include the word and the Hara, it includes the words of the monster heart, but the Haram and the macro all the Ameren 19 project and many emphatic demands of Allah subhanaw taala. In addition to this, you may also add to it the commands and the prohibitions, which includes everything in terms of

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those

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levels, legal values, while Mr. hub, macro and Haram, in addition to this, the rites, rituals, symbols of Allah subhanaw taala, the rites rituals, symbols of Allah Sha, Allah, you know, this is not the life of hydro lemma and

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whoever honors the sacred ordinances of a lot, it is better for him with his Lord was instructed how to write, you know, read the like to add down from this IR many of them shy or en la Fein, Taku, whoever or whoever honors Sha, Allah, the rituals, the symbols, you know, sacred

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or sacred symbols of Allah subhanaw taala, it is from the piety of hearts, it is from the piety of heart, now, Sha, Allah, it's a little bit more subtle than the commands and the prohibitions sha Allah,

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you could certainly say that, you know, that this belongs to the category almost hardly, because every human action belongs to the category of must have. However, sometimes, it is not easy to point out to you the evidence on talim started on the veneration of the rituals of allowing the symbols of Allah. So and this is where sometimes

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upbringing

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comes in, you know, like, and also

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have to say this in a very tactful way, mixing with Muslims in

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the mainland of Islam, you know, wherever, you know, Islam is practiced by the majority may be helpful, at least for like some time at least for you know, some time to basically get to get the feeling of this because this is sometimes cannot be explained. Like if I come and tell you, if you hold the most have in a way that that doesn't sound right, that doesn't look right.

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And I tell you don't hold them up like this, if they tell you don't put any books on top of the most half, I can't really

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pull out I ever have Ethan so on to tell you, when you put them up on the shelf, I can't give you a hobbyist value, when you put them up on the shelf, put it on top of the other books, don't put any books on top of it. I can't really I mean, and this,

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if you if you're going to put the most half in your suitcase, and you must put something on top of it. That is fine. We're talking about doing your best in honoring the symbols, the sacred symbols of Allah, you know, that must have, it doesn't get any more sacred than this. So how do you handle the most of how do you hold the most? How do you Where do you place the most half on the ship, all of that I there is there are no exoplanets. Scripture proves here that I can bring to you to convince you that this is not how but this is something that gets instilled inculcated in people as they grow, it puts part of the upbringing and this is something if you go to some of those mahabad mcats

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or whatever they are called modalities in the mainland of Islam in Muslim countries, or where where Islam is practiced by the majority or you know significant minority certainly in India for instance, where it's not as practiced by a large minority, you could also have the same he could also

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get the same benefit. So, if you if you go to these places and you observe how the Muslims particularly the Muslim elders,

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handle the you know, these things and the sacred

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symbols of Allah subhana wa tada whether it is the message in respect of the message respect of the most half respect of this or that, then that will be helpful, because some of these things cannot be taught. They just they are basically filled

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on your assumptions.

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Allah Fein mean taqwa Kuru, whoever honors the sacred symbols of a light is of the piety, it's from propriety of hearts. The same time, creatures need to understand these things are not black and white preachers also need not be forceful about these things, because they are not black and white. This is something that grows with you as you grow as your man grows, and grows with you. So you can be really that assertive, he can't come to someone who barely prays, and then talk to them about, you know, I'm not seeing that you're handling the most have the right way, or you put them up on the shelf, and you put some other books on top of it. I mean, on, you know, the list of priorities, this

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may not be the priority at this time. And at the same time, the this person may feel that you're just bossing them around because you will fail to bring them clear text, clear scripture of evidence that this, this is a proper, so what's your proof, someone may tell you. So what's your proof, you have, tell them why you're having Chiron life in them and takaku, whoever it's not as the sacred symbols of Alliance from the party of hearts, they'll tell you what put this happening. And I'd also like it, it's pretty vague.

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So this is not something that you want to be too assertive about. This is not something that should come on top of your priorities with people that are still distant, or suddenly

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need a lot of work.

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So you have to be very careful and tactful about these things. But this is something that we need to pay attention to need to keep in the back of our minds. This is part of the program, you know, as a,

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as an Imam, as a caretaker of a community or congregation, as part of your program, to basically instill in your congregation, this reverence, veneration Tallinn of automap, Allah of the sacred symbols of Allah subhanaw taala. Then at the moment how he served, he saw that as an owner of the mondriaan ani the first level is to honor the commands and prohibitions we serve. These are the emphatic and non emphatic commands and prohibitions, meaning that they include also that which has must have and macro not only the word Japan, the Hara, and that he said, the house and Minato ku ku Guna home so matalin

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law confirming our fear of punishment for that would be steadily egotistic. so mad enough, it also consumer is opposition, you know,

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housemates opponent, as soon as opposition. So it is basically fighting for yourself. It is fighting for to save yourself from the punishment, that is that working for the self, he does not want you to work for yourself, as the outcome. Ultimately we said several times, the past in a way of the ego is shift from our always ultimate desire out of this program that he's taking you through. And we said that the passing away of ego the passing away of will completely is not attainable, it is not attainable, what is required is the conformity of the will to, to that, to our laws, will that complete conformity in this way your it vanishes into our laws were not that it will completely

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vanish because there is no living creature that is not willful, no living creature, you know, the living creature that does not have any will and that is not willful, what is demanded is the complete conformity of that will to the will of Allah subhanaw taala. So not hoping that the fear of punishment, because for this for that would be egotistic. What are tolerable limits to that and not or our pursuit of reward? fac una mas para la Jara. For that is enslavement, the compensation that is making yourself a slave of the compensation you're working for the compensation you're working for, you know your payment at the end of the day. So and and I want you to not

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this is very important. Shere Khan Haro, he is a Sharia compliant shave. So when he says this, he is not saying to you don't ask Allah subhanaw taala to save you from the hellfire. Don't ask Allah subhanaw taala for paradise because he cannot tell you. He cannot really counter the advice of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and the Prophet told us and he did it himself. And he showed us that we should run away from the hell

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Fire, and we should seek the reward of a loss.

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Seek john, he in fact set how long I know then that that is that is all our champion is about

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when when someone came to him and he said that I don't know, you know, you're chanting and chanting chanting of miles probably allow Audible, but I asked a lot to protect me from the Hellfire and I asked him to admit me into the agenda and the promises on himself is that that is what we all do. That is what we keep doing. That is what our chanting is all about.

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And then the multitudes of proofs also that this is, you know, it is so obvious in the Quran and the Sunnah.

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And I did say before that it would not be befitting it would not be respectful

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to Allah subhanaw taala to tell him after he tells you I made this for you, I created it for you. I you know,

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for to honor you to reward you the agenda for instance. And he tells you about all of what he did for you and the agenda and so on and invites you to it. It is not respectful to him to tell him I don't have interest in your gift. You know, and it's like you tell your father a father brings you a big gift or like your mother's and then he told me you know,

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Father, I love you. But you know, it's, I don't really have interest in your gift. No, I I love you and I have interest in your gift. You know, I love your gifts, I value your gifts.

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But most importantly, I love you. And if he did not give me that gift, or he did not promise me a gift, I will still love you. And that is what we are doing here. When we ask a love for bread. It is not like you work and you you're immediately wanting the payment for your work. Your work is mainly out of love and admiration and variation and glorification of Allah subhanaw taala. And yes, Allah is deserving of this worship, regardless of the presence or absence of gender and not so if there is no gender, not Allah would still be deserving of our worship. Allah is our Creator, we are nothing elaborate as to the existence he has deserving of our worship, regardless of vagina. So, basically,

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this, this contention between the scholars, and the Sophie's or Sufi practitioners, the rationalists rational scholars and the Sufi practitioners, this contention when when innominate time elaborated on this, and he is masterful at this, he elaborated this he said that this contention You know,

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there is another ground, there is one place that we can all come to and that would not be a county that will not be

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insensitive to the Scriptures or inconsiderate of the Scriptures and at the same time

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would also Rhea realize the the lessons that the Sophie's are trying to teach here that is aware of what they're trying to teach us don't work for the payment work for the love of Allah subhanaw taala don't ask or demand the payment allows desert worship without the payment and they want to also say that compare this payment to the pleasure of a library one online closeness to a lot intimacy with Allah subhanaw taala and this payment will look like nothing insignificant compared to all of this. So in other claims, then the rational scholars and rationalist and so on, they get sort of shocked by this you're What are you saying? Are you saying that we should not fear from the Hellfire Are you

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saying that we should not ask for paradise? How could you reconcile this with all of the proofs in the Quran and the Sunnah about the very same thing asking for paradise and running away from the hellfire. And how could you reconcile this with with the prophets and their disciples the best that human you know, we're not just talking about this is for the masses. You know, the masses asked for paradise and run away from the hellfire. We're talking about the prophets and the disciples. We're talking about the best of creations Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam and his daughter and his teaching and

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his disciples that that is what they were doing. They were running away from the Hellfire and asking for prayer that is seven o'clock am said the way to reconcile the right people to another point and this is basically to look at, you know, to analyze that the agenda itself what is the agenda

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Is the agenda about is the general only about the green metals and the carnal pleasures, you know the the fruits and the food and all of the good stuff that we should be looking forward to, because a lot promised us this good stuff and we are looking forward to receive his gift because we value his gift.

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By the same time what a global mental les Hackenberg had the pleasure of Allah is greater than Levine Arsenal personality Abba for those who did well. The reward is good is

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that which is

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good or best was the other had more and the scholars as you know, the Ziad

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His name is agenda Does he ever he is the pleasure of align the agenda is the whole the line the agenda is to be near to align the agenda. So the gem man does not just mean the green metals and food and all of the carnal pleasures that Jen most importantly means closeness to Allah, you know, enjoying that one Allah, the river of Allah, the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala beholding Allah subhanaw taala that is the pleasure of the gemenon compare this pleasure to any of the pleasures of the agenda and the fade out

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almost to insignificance. If you really compare this, it is when you feel that that law now is pleased with you. And he will

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he will never be this, this please view thereafter. If

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that's it,

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and that is the the ultimate pursuit of the seekers

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in the Nevada is to get to that point where you feel that now you

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hear the attacker enjoy a loss, right one a loss of pleasure with you.

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So, this is clear, we will ask a lot for the gentlemen, the knowing, you know,

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knowing and basically confidence that the best

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rewards of the agenda or the best the pleasure and the agenda is beholding on the word.

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Being close to him, and enjoying the intimacy.

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Then he said while I say he then little did

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say akuna Matata, Ian and Mariah he said that you're not doing this out of fear from the punishment or out of pursuit of the reward of the or not even doing this as a demonstration of commitment, lesser hidden little did fair quantum with a day in and been Mariah, or bill Maura both are correct. So last night than the dead did not out of the ministration not as a demonstration of commitment. You're not even worshiping Allah, to demonstrate your commitment to show your commitment to Allah.

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It is not about the commitment because the show of commitment, it could be basically self serving also, you could be showing commitment because you want to not be a monitor when you want to basically maintain your integrity. So you're committed, you're worshiping, you're you're standing up in the middle of the night, no one is seeing you you're praying, but that is part of basically serving your ego still, because that is the European life, that your your role in life is the righteous man. And you do not want to be hypocrite and you will be wanted you do not want to have double standards and you do want to demonstrate to yourself that you are this righteous man. But

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then at the end of the day, that is also a it's about self service.

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This is not really you're not really standing up there in your room, in the middle of the night to seek the pleasure of Allah to have intimacy and own soil in the Presence of Allah in the thick, or the remembrance of Allah This is still part of playing your role in this life. So he said NASA hidden the nada demonstration of commitment in modality satechi and because there are copies of men as a society and you know, whatever copied them are found and sometimes you find them the manuscripts, you know, people

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Nevada just said again, it will not be what I say that it will be what I will

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not be holding anyone or not recommend or not considering anyone, but

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it would be quite obvious the meaning of this, you know, you're doing this without consideration of anyone other than a loss of data whether

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or not witnessing beholding anyone other than a loss, none of that. But this is another copy of mine. And as I said, even when I say the legit this way, it would mean not to demonstrate your commitment to yourself. It's not basically to tell yourself, I am not a hypocrite. You're worshipping for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.

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So what I did not even as a demonstration of commitment, when I'm here today, in under Mariah, and that would be pretentious piety, still pretentious piety, even though it has pretension in front of yourself this ambiguous?

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Yes,

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it is basically, that you, but you're basically you picked up this role in life. You know, you're growing up in a family in a Muslim family, and you chose to be the righteous kid in the family. And then this righteousness, you went to the masters and so on, and you enjoy the feedback you're getting from the family, you're enjoying the basically the pleasure, the acceptance, the feedback that you're getting from the family. So the venue you're like, here,

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and then in the community, also, you know, your other, your two other siblings, one of them is busy with work one of them is pretty wicked. If the you know, your, your parents don't like him or her and so on. But you're liking this, you're liking this role of the righteous kid who grew up to be Muslim grew up to be practicing

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the comfort of his parents eyes and so on. And you're working for this and you're not like the complete hypocrite but but the but still this, he did not develop your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala. It is about the the feedback that you get from the surrounding community, the family, the community, people, the people in the masjid, and so on. And then you say to yourself, Well, I am the righteous person, here I am the Imam of the masjid. How could I not do the night prayers, and then you do the night prayers. Basically, this basically continue the performance, the middle of the night, not because you're not a hypocrite here now that the full blown hypocrite, it's

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just, it's a

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little bit more subtle

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level of pretentious piety than the usual one.

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But then, but that does not mean that in this case, you just quit. No, you absolutely don't quit. That will be a satanic trip that we're like that says, a satanic plan.

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Or you come to this lecture, he hear this. And he say to yourself, Well, I'm doing all of this for that, that I should probably quit and said, I fixed my intentions. No, you continue to do what you're doing. And you do more, so that you could fix your intention. And you do it while you're trying to fix your intentions while you're trying to figure out how to get closer to Allah, and how to only seek the pleasure of Allah by that which you do. Our Matt has said, you know, basically secret worship, private worship, more law to being good to people, they say on an thought. I am sad, there is nothing better, more beneficial for the heart. And then we'll

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then be inclined to the people to basically take care of orphans to take care of the poor, the needy look after the needs of the people, all of this stuff, you do more and more of it. You do more in private as much as you can, so that you could refine this heart

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and so that he could refine your intentions and prepare fire intentions. So it is never that the path is to purification too close to the ocean never goes through. You know given up on worship. Never. It doesn't make sense. Okay, so while you're worshiping you're trying to purify your intentions. Then he said, fading the heavy hit or Safa fading the hands of Al Safa. cotulla hash Robert Minelli, bad at enough's. All those are various forms of self worship. So basically to worship for the fear of punishment.

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With a reward or as a demonstration of commitment, all of this is all of these variants are various forms of self service or self worship He wants you to not see yourself He wants you at one point to not see the creations and then not see yourself and then see only the one who has always existed or pre you know

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the eternal without beginning and I would and as a

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very sad word, Sania era for Harry who aren't up alarm octo he alarm and herbaria Allah, Allah harissa daraga to saniya ijarah on February,

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the second level is acted upon the apparent scripture of text is acting upon the parent, the apparent implications of the text of the Scriptures, the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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neopia Alanna tetrahedral ama and herbaria out of our area, and acceptance of the mind stones of tawheed that are established in the scriptures and known to the public

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acceptance of the milestones of tawheed that are established in the scriptures and known to the public. Then whatever Allah told us about his attributes, whatever Allah told us about the unseen, the gen dinar this, that whatever a lot older sort of a prophet, we accept the apparent implications of that which Allah told us.

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He then said,

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layer to hammer obasan

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soften layer to hot metal box on our sofa, he does not seek to analyze them unwarranted Lee to analyze them to figure out their true essence, the essence of the unseen what are the attributes of Allah truly are about

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what what is what is the true essence of gentlemen of the angels, you know of this or that of the throne?

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The all of the unseen all of the scriptural reports or statements about the unseen, we just accept them. We don't seek to analyze and figure out the essence true form,

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true nature of the value or unseen. Then he said, what I add to Canada for Whelan or reinterpret them allegorically that we have this allegorical interpretation. To say that these are metaphors, not

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how basically their apparent meaning is not intended.

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What I was little our hero hat and Thielen or exceed their parents meaning by resemblance, he was our hair, our Hara Thielen, he does not exceed their apparent meanings by resemblance, and there is a subtle benefit here. Remember, how are we saying that the apparent meanings do not necessarily imply resemblance It is you who, who the who's doing this,

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not the apparent meaning. So what Allah tells us of His love, Allah, he and us say to yourself, love means this and this and that, then it is unbefitting of Allah, that love for love, love means pleasure, does not mean love. That is that your own do unto yourself. Because allows Love does not need to be like anyone's love. He could still love without his love being like my love, or any one of his creations love.

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So he's saying what I had to do was with our hero hat and Sierra, it's very beautiful, very subtle, very precise, because he's saying that you do not exceed the apparent meanings by resembling laws and attributes to his creations or Allah His creations which means that the apparent meanings do not imply on their own any resemblance is your phallus. One I have dialed a rock and a homerun or claim complete comprehension of them or speculate about the layer

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to the rock and he's not claiming that he has complete comprehension in the rock is comprehension or taleghan conjecture and he does not speculate about them. He does not talk about them with conjecture and speculation

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Okay, so any moment how are we here talking in this second level about a man in the first level, he talks about Eleonora Noah, he talks about commands and prohibitions. He talks about the work of the exterior, he talks about Islam. Here in the second level, he's talking about the man, the work of the interior, the belief, the beliefs and convictions that we must have as Muslims.

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And part of this is the belief in the unseen and the belief and the unseen should be received from the scriptures without exceeding our limits, we don't resemble a lot as creations so this is basically acceptance without denial or distortion without our theater that we denial or distortion. You don't deny the attributes, you don't distort the attributes, we're going to speak and all that and see it either and like in a lot of his creations, likening Ally's creation is prohibited from see that is basically give parables disseminate similar tools to the attributes of a lot basically trying to figure out the key if trying to figure out the actual essence the true nature of the

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attributes of Allah love the How does he love allows anger How does he get angry and all of this and it is obvious from this that the development how are we is scriptural is textualist

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and you know, that there is this, this agreement on the the part in some of these issues between three schools with Anna had his son on the Mount, this is my belief, if you believe that they cannot all coexist without a Synology ma if you belong to one side and want to basically

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give like a red car to the to the tour, what are the three components of medicine ultimately, it is up to you but my belief as a man Mohamed is suffering Rahim Allah said a lot of suffering he was he was who was somebody from

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from Palestine, a lot of greater he said that the that I had assembled three groups

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you'll remember who

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the author is he himself was every scriptures. textualist way Malmo mathematician humble and the man was

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a mama Bahasa sorry, what not to do a mama woman sort of maturity. So these are the three groups of

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fairies saris and Demetri these

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three and I don't basically have any reluctance to say this so I'm like chicken Hardaway Rahim Allah scripture is textualist I believe that the attributes of Allah paradata should be kept without allegorical reinterpretation.

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But at the same time, there is there there is also rational alpha aphorism and non rational aphorism. And aphorism is not all one thing, there is also rational and non rational athletes aphorism.

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So, despite the fact that method in Scripture this

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I do believe in the utility of adequate color, I do believe in the utility of rational

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theology, or speculative theology, rational theology.

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And I believe that the title column does not necessarily take you to conclusions other than the scriptures. And logical argument traps or army argument do not necessarily take you to conclusions other than the scriptures. I read the Facebook post recently by a scholar is a good scholar who himself maybe a fairy, who was saying that, you know, it seems that the spread of terrorism

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is crippling our youth and it's causing our youth to not be exposed side McCallum rational theology. So, in theism is spreading among our youth, because they are armed with the knowledge of Edmund Kalam to basically refute the arguments of the atheists and uncertainly, we should be given attention time to cut out particularly when it comes to refutation of atheism particularly when it comes to you know the principles of RP that

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his conclusion though that this is due to the spread of aphorism it may be due to the spread of non rational authors,

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but rational aphorism, you know, like with American law, he is the, the, the modern Muslim scholar who wrote the best reputation of our society and logic

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Basically dissected Greek logic, not out of the not like an outsider, because you can't really if you don't know logic, if you don't know that the science you can talk about, you can refute the masters of this science without being deeply involved without being very knowledgeable in the science. So

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the idea that we don't speak to, you know, people, logically, we do not basically engage at the philosophical level with anyone, this idea itself could be propagated by some adversaries, who say, I have nothing but the book of Allah and His Messenger, don't talk to me, if you're not going to talk to me about the apparent implications of the book of Allah and His Messenger, that may

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be insufficient for people going to college here and people who are exposed to a lot of arguments that are counter to the the encounter, you know, they're in denial of the presence of God to begin with. So, he has this non rational asterism may need to reconsider their attitude towards more color, but it does not necessarily mean that being an asset, that they are mutually exclusive, you cannot be an adversary and be very knowledgeable in hand medical, and be able to address speculative theology irrational theology, from the, you know, book or textbook of rational theology. Is that clear?

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So when it comes to the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala, the every interpretation of the attributes of Allah which seeks not any allegorical interpretation, so to say that the love of Allah is love, Allah loves, yes, Allah truly loves he said that. And so he does love us.

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what's what's the XIV creed is about, it is about saving about perception, that image of God, the personable, personable responsive, God who hears you, when you talk to him, who looks at you, when you face him. The this this image of God is, is what the adversary

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is trying to emphasize. The God is, is a personable God, who, despite his transcendence above time, engages with his creations finely

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and listens to you when you talk to him. And you know, comes near to near to you and so on, basically, without moving without leaving the throne. For us, when we talk about, like come in

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the era of bokeh your Lord comes, it means that he leaves where he was to come this this very

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basically Corinthians concept does not apply to a loss pinata. So basically,

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all those three groups, you know, Chinese and authorities, they agree on one book, for instance of RT, that they all teach to Hawaii. Everybody teaches, however, from their perspective,

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how he agreed, everybody teaches the Hawaii from their perspective. So the authorities would claim an amendment to how he was like a major Hanafi scholar

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who wrote a book on Arpita. So not only that, we agree on few verses that are hobbies and the implication, we're agreeing on an entire book. So that contention should be removed between these groups, there should be no contention, there should be no hard feelings. There should be like academic discourse, this should be the discussion, like a civilized discussion. And it could the discussion could sometimes get assertive. You could be assertive about your opinions, but don't be offensive.

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barbed wire is that the adversary perception of God is a dynamic is a personable God who threatens the transcends time, but

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engages with his creations timely and that played playtonic counter concept of the perfect that does not change.

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What do you mean by the perfect does not change this is a concept that we should agree with or on at the start.

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level, this is a concept that will help us in this, this discussion with the Christians, for instance, about the Trinity, or the oneness of God, he has the perfect should not change what should not change, about the perfect it is the fact of the that it is the attributes of that, that the essence of God, not the attributes that I've had not the attributes of actions, it is the attributes of the essence of God, he has omnipotence should not change. Missions should not change the laws all knowing all knowing all the time, Allah as a career pioneer all the time omnipotent all the time, these attributes of is that should never change.

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The you know, and there could not be two willful agents that could be described as one, if you're if you have two whales, you are two individuals. So you can say that there are three willful agents and they're all one. If you're all wonderful, then you're three, you're not one.

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And if you are, if your well is one, then you are one,

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not three.

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But the idea is that the perfect does not change does not necessarily mean that the perfect does not engage his creations timely, that the perfect does not do anything.

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He has a certain time, that the perfect may not speak with Moses, at a certain time, for instance, began speaking with Moses at a certain time does not mean a change that will take away from the perfection of the perfect. He has the change of supportive that the attributes of the essence of God would certainly be

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inconceivable

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but not supported via the attributes of the actions.

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I spoke a lot about this I just wanted because the idea here is that this amendment hallowee

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basically was a fifth century scholar have this divide between aphorism and Sufism. the divide between aphorism and Sufism is fictitious, is just completely fictitious. It is a modern divide, that doesn't have any roots in our tradition. You know, the there was no divide between outsiders and more Han Buddhism and Sufism, whatsoever except recently, Norman Hartley is like a great example on this, he is fit, extremely fit by the way.

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But

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but at the same time, he is one of the Masters, great masters of Sufism.

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He said that societies are to third level, co2 and besought and

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to protect an embassy that's the state of relaxation from being tainted by audacity

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he's he talks about boldness don't become too bold, don't become too audacious in your relationship with a loss of pinata protect your mbsr and besotted parallax and kebab is is the state of fear and besought is the state of confidence, comfort relaxation, you know and both that should straddle both simultaneously sometimes he leans more towards him besar sometimes he or she leans more towards and kebab Yes, but at all times, he should have some of both some relaxation, comfort, confidence

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in the near in your worship of Allah subhanaw taala and in kebab also fear from the punishment of Allah Siadatan besought to protect your state of mbsr or relaxation from being tainted by audacity relaxation happens also a lot of stuff keep happening with a sharpie hadden muthoni attack Shai rumina, Motorola

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Moto G moto moto turbo

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so Allah subhanaw taala send out the best revelation or the best statements This is Zuma was done the best of statements have some hobbies with a sharpie had a consistent book masani wherein

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you know there's a reiteration, repetition reiteration

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toxify Roman Boudreaux Davina.

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The skin of those who fear their Lords duck Shire?

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What is the oxide? What's the best translation

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shiver

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Okay,

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with shiver, and then their skins and their hearts relax, have their remembrance of their Lord upon the remembrance of their Lord. So that's a very engaged them to bond and the relaxation is that And besides that when you have the relaxation you know the telling through the macula boom, then soften 30 mins after they're done with their skin and could open their hearts. That means that they were relaxation after this kebab than in the south after then. But when you have this and besides

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it in no variation, always be mindful of the glory of Allah subhanaw taala and this facade should not lead you to the city or boldness.

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Once the anata surah knew that you know who I am and protected the state of joy from being polluted by security

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siana to pseudo protecting the state of joy

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from being polluted by security, it's clear, right? You don't need explanation for this. Like when you have the state of joy or or

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an eight year old man's like you have your rejoice in the light of

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war hygroma mezzmo Allah says in Surah Tunis say in the mercy of Allah and His Father, in the bounty and the mercy of Allah, Allah, Allah Almighty, the bounty and mercy of Allah, let them rejoice, it is better than everything we collect the father of Allah,

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Rama, so you rejoice and joy and rejoicing is intended for the believer that is well loved ones for the believer. But when you have the state of joy, and you rejoice and gain the mercy and bounty of Allah, keep in mind, you know, don't feel too secure.

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And this continued to be watched for more siana to show who then you are the who said that and protect his shoe, the his hearts beholding of God from the veins of the causes.

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Protecting your shoes of God your your vision of God, you're beholden to Riyadh from the veins of as bad causes. And we talked about this that we are required to basically act upon the apparent causes, we are required to consider the causes, but we don't believe in the causes as ultimately factors. We do not allow the causes the value of our eyes or our vision, from beholding the ultimate causer of the causes. The knife will cut, have less a loss as to it don't cut the neck of

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the fire will burn unless a lot do not burn Ebrahim but by the a you know the fire have any intrinsic quality of burning. You know I haven't seen that believe that there is the it is a universal laws, the law instead of than these as bad they would work consistently because Allah wanted them to work consistently by the leave em the permission of Allah, they are consistently working, bringing about their effects, causes will consistently bring about the effects have less Allah that size that they want. When we say a lot, when we say unless of law the size that they would not, it means that they have no intrinsic power except to the power given to them by Allah.

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The knife does not have the intrinsic how we'll uncover how we'll uncover that all the heroin and coke cola belongs to Allah subhanaw taala but Allah caused the knife to cut and the burn and the fire to burn and they do this consistently has a certain we should always be considerate of us Bab act upon those as bad treat them like they are consistent like they will always bring about their effects if I punch this glass board, it will you know hard enough though with enough force, it should break but it is the ultimate cause or the ultimate effector and all of this is Allah subhanaw taala when you're doing this, you will not have any code you will have proper, proper reliance on

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Allah subhanaw taala you act upon the causes, but not allow the causes to basically value from watching the causer Allah subhanaw taala behind and at the end of the day, if you do

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All your best, you take all your precautions, you make all the provisions and it doesn't work out, then it this is a time of JAMA, this is a time of beholding the causer the ultimate effector and saying, I did my best, he did not want this to come through that said, you know and then you go to plan B. Plan B is also considered one of the causes rely on the causer considerate of the causes, but you will not be stuck with Plan A because you know, it didn't go through law did not mean for this to happen. Quality of the stuff that comes back