Manazil as-Sa’ireen 28 – Chapter on Devotion

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From the lawsuits that are sort of

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Today, we have the chapter of the Voltron governing finance and in fact, inshallah we'll go over some of our, or the voluntary optional supererogatory

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recommended prayers.

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What you saw in the beginning was, you know, an attempt to project

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but we will defer this until next time and Sharla because I thought that we were doing a 10 step scale usually using PowerPoint and the scale classes not particularly advisable.

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You do want to have, you know, sort of tranquility, focus, and so on. We're in class.

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So like to have marijuana to suffer. So don't use colors in a scale class like Almodovar who said that

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the painter who would have

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or the basically the builder who would have

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fixed the message of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam not to Hamada to suffer don't use red or yellow

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fattiness to those that you

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may not distract the people

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by the side particularly because Falco requires like, you know, the intellectual focus versus the spiritual focus the

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the the intellect that may be helped or the that focus, the intellectual focus may be helped with audio visual aids, such as PowerPoint. So in general, I wouldn't advise for you if you if you

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if you teach or preach that I would not advise for you to use PowerPoint and it was a class, it's just not particularly conducive

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to the proper environment for this key Eclipse.

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In environment and how we recommend

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certain hazardous renewable airfloss para la, la La Dino colleagues, champion devotion, which is the station of devotion because every chapter is a station every station station means makaan

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is basically the stations that the travelers through Allah subhanaw taala

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reside in

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when when there is either one station and does not mean that they have loved the previous station. That's the difference between this and stations on the road or rest stops on the road. When you reside in one station, it does not mean that you've loved the previous station it means that you have ascended to a different station without leaving the previous one. And the word come upon is different from the word time. macam is hard is usually

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used with more transient

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states, spiritual states that are given to the seeker that are gifted to the seeker by Allah subhana wa tada on his way to strengthen him and to comfort him to assure him the these are certain states that the seeker goes through. It's different from them to when we were talking about sub rhetorical you know, how these are mahkamah research stations, because you do need to reside in them. They're not transient in nature.

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Said the under the station of devotion or the station of last.

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Loss of Hannah Montana Colorado has a gentle Almighty said most Verily, for Allah is the Pure religion.

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The hardest for allies the Pure religion means devoted religion

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means the devotion belongs to Allah. All devotion is due to Allah subhana wa Tada.

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And hardness means pure and alas means purification. And an arson of hardness means pure honey, honey that has been purified from all

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the impurities.

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And, you know, the the same root

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or the word colosse comes from the same root, Colossus salvation, right, Colossus, salvation, and your Colossus in your class. Your salvation is in your devotion and that

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is the key to salvation devotion is the key to salvation.

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Then he said the philosopher's fear to Rama Lehman coalition bajada harati Raja devotion is the purification of the actions from all scums and it is three levels, all impurities always comes old sales, everything that will taint that will stay in that will empty refine your actions. So devotion is the purification of your actions from all comes and it is three levels adonijah to Lula Rajaratnam Maria on alarm and the first level that's purchasing the actions from observing them purchasing the action from your observance of your action. So your action you're trying to

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perfect your action but at the same time you're not observing your action you're not observing your action coming from you you're not observing that you are the origin the instigator,

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the originator of this action, you're observing the lies the origin and the creator of your very action.

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In this particular case, in

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the data set, again it is beneficial to behold to be hold a job

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it is very beneficial in this case, to be hold in your heart and W which means determinism because you know it is you know you know the Madison I believe in a balance between and zawiera which is determinism and luck tr which is choice usually referred to in English as freewill and freewill is is has a ceiling freewill is still

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subservient to the will of Allah Yahweh is subservient to the will of Allah subhana wa tada and it is still under the control of the word of Allah subhanaw taala. So I'm not quite sure that we can use freewill without qualifiers it is qualified free will.

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But also determinism means it needs qualifiers, because it is not just about the you know that you do have

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parameters when a lineage Allah you will not until unless Allah wills, which means that you do have a will of your own, but this will is subservient to the will of Allah subhanaw taala, but you do have a will of your own. And we've talked about this several times. But sometimes like you know, like in many other cases, where you need to look at one end of the spectrum, and

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you are conscious of the balance, you are aware cognizant of the balance, and it is not like you,

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you have completely abandoned that balance. But for the time being, it is beneficial for your heart to be hold or,

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or to be in the station of Raja for instance, the station of hope versus the station of fear. If you feel that you have that you're overwhelmed that you're too anxious.

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Then, you know residing now in the station of hope may be helpful for your heart, if you feel that you are negligent or that you are becoming heedless that this or that, then certainly this patient of fear may be prescribed for you. So just like you switch your position from the station of hope to the station of fear and back and so on. Also between determinism and freewill you use which sometimes you want to be hauled that job or you want to behold you're

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being controlled by Allah subhanaw taala and the decrees of Allah the universal decrees of Allah subhanaw taala you want to see yourself as the leaves of a tree being blown by the wind in whichever direction the wind blows you. Because at the end of the day,

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you came here this morning, have a lawn out we'll for you to be here, you would have not been able to make it at the end of the day, to a great extent like you are like the leaves of the tree

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and the leaves of the tree, move with the wind in whichever direction the wind blows. And here are the actions of Allah subhanaw taala the will of Allah subhanaw taala is an ultimate control. And you are that leaf

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beholding this the beholding this

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for the Messiah.

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Not for

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My which means that we'll be holding this in times of calamity, not in the time of your own shortcoming or not as an excuse for your for shortcomings or as excused for your deficiencies. Sometimes to some extent, you may excuse people other than you for the deficiencies on the basis of

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job or determinism.

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But not completely, you're not excusing them completely because you're you're still conscious of the justice of Allah subhanaw taala. And that if they were to be punished for the wrongdoing, it is from the justice of Allah subhanaw taala. So you're not using it with yourself you're not using to yourself excuses but you're using it. And two, in two times one is the time of Messiah,

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which is calamities that before you you do want to remember that you are completely under the control of control of Allah subhanaw taala it is not conducive, at that time to say level to say Have I done this, this would have happened. Now at this time is forbidden. It is to say you know other lawyer myself out or Qatar, UAE, Qatar, Allahu Allah Safa. This is what Allah had decreed, and he executed what he decreed, so

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and then the other time where you want to basically

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behold, zap, or determinism is, you know,

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during time of your obedience, and after your obedience, during your obedience, and after your obedience, while you're obeying Allah subhanaw taala while you're excelling in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala, you do want to behold the aspect of jobs,

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and that it is completely from a loss of this work, the these fine records that that you create, with heartful presence and all of that all of this came from Allah subhanaw taala, it is not your Doing this will keep you humble, and keep you from arrogance, and basically praise your actions from you observing them, ie area, observing the actions is important to perfect them. But observing that you are the source, observing the actions coming from you,

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is what you want to avoid. You do not want to see the actions coming from you. You want to see the actions separate from you, perfect the action, do your best, like you're giving someone a gift. So you do your best to basically present it and the best way possible. But do not feel your ownership of this anymore. You have no ownership of this gift, this gift belongs to so and so. And you have no ownership but you are looking at the gift to present it in the best possible way. And then by the light method, Allah to Allah belongs to the greatest parable. It's all different when it comes to dealing with Allah subhanaw taala.

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So, Is this clear? Clear? Then the second one is data in the first data data data lunacy, the frigerator Milan Lana, philosophy intolerable urbani laarman

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colossal interlobular LDR Nila Arman Arman is surviving the plight of demand and compensation, surviving the plight of demanding compensation, we monetize our relationship with allow the time you know, and this is one of the forms of it, or one of the forums, you know, counter loss

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there's a lot that is counter loss, there is a real there is some there is a large counter loss to basically seek other than Allah subhana wa tada by your actions to seek other than a lot to seek a benefit and immediate benefit or

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delayed benefit, benefit in this life benefit. and thereafter, and we didn't talk about you know, asking you know, for the agenda and seeking refuge and Allah subhanaw taala from the narc but we did say also last time that the best thing in Jannah PI's pleasure in general is to behold the loss of pinata, and to know that Allah will always be pleased with you, that is the highest pleasure and done superior to any cargo pleasure superior to any enjoyment in the agenda. So

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seeking compensation so you know, surviving the plight of the men that compensation is important so that we do not monetize or commodify our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala and people do this

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time we all do this all the time, you do something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And then, and then it depends on what type of person you are, there are lovers, there are investors, the investors are short term investors and long term investors and they are all different. So there are the lovers that will do you know, that will worship Allah that will serve Allah that will go someplace and take care of the sacred, the needy or homeless or this or that, or pray to Allah cause and then be so grateful to Allah subhanaw taala that he gave them the strength, he gave them the power he gives them the trophy and be so like, joyous that you know, and so thankful that last

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minute Allah allow them to serve Him, allow them serve Him and that's it, draw the line we're done, you deserve it, you My Lord are deserving of the this without any compensation. And yes, I will then ask of your mercy and your bounty and your grace to admit me into paradise and to protect me from the Hellfire so that I could enjoy your everlasting pleasure in Paradise and everything else that we that you promised me but this action I am not you know working to commodify this particular action I am not coming the next day seeking some payment for this action sometimes as

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I said sometimes you do the action completely for the sake of Allah in private but then you expect some return from the people the next day without telling them but you're expecting you know, you know that that acceptance that allow input for his servants on a you know, on this earth or in this life? So that acceptance that couple that love that respect? You You are You are now asking for it as if you are entitled to the to it as if you want to commodify the action using your like saint Allah subhanaw taala Well, last night I did this. So today I am expecting that I'm expecting acceptance, I'm expecting respect from the people and so on. Because this is your promise. Yes.

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That's okay, that's up to me a second time when you remember

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about anyone else but then you said it out loud because you know someone said something bad about you just wanted to prove that you're not bad. If you're searching for stuff like someone who like basically searching for approval of other people would How would you Is there any way you can

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basically either aren't necessarily need to mention your deeds to defend your reputation, but you ward off accusations unfair accusations from yourself, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used for the unfair accusations, or you know, any past potential suspicions when he said he This is Sophia, this is my wife, he wanted to ward off any suspicions that people may or may may have when when they saw him standing with her late in the evening. So he award you defend your reputation.

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Sometimes, sometimes also, you may want to rely on Allah subhanaw taala for that defense, and you may want to walk away It depends on the situation. It varies, but you don't necessarily need to mention your good deeds to defend their reputation

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between defending yourself and just

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when someone is is accused by an unfair like by an unfair accusation, then they need to basically

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if they are not lying, and if they're just defending their reputation, they weren't enough that

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unfair accusation or

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then it is not boosting. It is basically demanding justice.

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Then he said when resumed on him, then he said instead under the first level and we said that usually the first level is our level. Usually we want to perfect the first level we want to pay attention to the first level of these three levels that should be always mentioned because we all belong to the first level.

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He said when resumed honor read

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armor around renunciation of content, contentment with one's actions, renunciation of contentment with one's hack one's actions, it is obvious that whatever it is that you do for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala is still

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not enough.

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Whatever worship service, however excellent it is.

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It is not enough, it's not enough for the one who created you. And if we're the one who sustains You are the one who

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let you wake up in today in the morning,

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they give your give your soul back after he took a transiently during your sleep, so it is not, it's really not enough, he gave you the 24 hours and then when you serve him for two or three hours out of the 24 if you'd like you've done so much, it is a lot of fun attala Who gave you the 24 hours in the day and therefore he should be deserving of more of you. And you should always be thinking this way. Because there is always room for improvement because you're not about luck. And boba was not a messenger was not a prophet. To say that I you know, this is what be not just be this is something that is given as a gift of Allah subhanaw taala prophet with his wife the the the gift from Allah

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subhanaw taala you don't acquire it you don't like work harder than 30 become a prophet. But then there are many

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human beings that were not prophets are messengers

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that are much much better than you.

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So there is there is potential for improvement there is room for improvement keep this in mind there is always room for improvement you're not there yet you say to yourself, you remind yourself all the time that absolutely not I am not there yet there is a lot of room for improvement and then blue bar harder than manager are

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much harder than our manager and if you're accepting that our manager ladder How do you think that you can do more because like you know, peer review how you're doing already so much of our manager ladder there room for improvement and amount of glue is is infinite you know there is there's like so much room in our metal globe and sovereign torquil and you know rather and European laws and

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all of these things you know patients or lions trust in Allah subhanaw taala submission to Allah devotion to Allah,

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all of our Malibu bar much harder than our manager and even your our manager that we that we perform, you know that your Salah, your,

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this is the body, this is the Jetsons, you may have excelled you may have perfected the body of your actions, that the basically the form of your actions.

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But what about the soul of your actions and as of no payment, Allah said, that for every action there is a body and soul, the Nia is the soul of your action, your intention is the spirit of your actual ROI.

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So, the the actions of the limbs are like the body, that body is dead, until you breathe the spirit into that body is dead, until you have breathed the spirit into it the Spirit is the intention and are all the spirits are all spirits created equal? Absolutely not. The and that you see the huge spectrum in you know, the spirits, you know between for Alan and musala his setup, so that he used spectrum, the intentions also are as variant and diverse and different as the the spirits. So for every action, there is that moment where you breathe the soul, the spirit into that body.

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And if you're not breathing, you know the spirit into it, it's dead. It's completely dead. And it depends on the type of intention that you breathe into your action.

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The nature of the final outcome, you know, will depend on the Spirit because the bodies could be effective but the most effective body you know you have like a good spirit and the most effective body and you have like a beautiful person like like a great person

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With a very defective body blind the this and we do not want the you know, certain you want to perfect our actions and we want to excel in that but but again at the same time, it is ultimately about the spirit it is ultimately about the intention that you'll breathe into that body

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and the most beautiful bodies also with wicked spirits and you have a very ugly individual First, the same applies directions, a

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lot of love to the second level and he said, there are two Sania alhaja domina llama mob as an image with

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minimal mob as an element who'd be ashamed of one's actions while accepting. So you are accepting at the same time. And this is exactly the you know, the idea that I added in the footnotes here are the naval tuna Otto global modular nanomolar have been Bracero and those who give without which they give or do what the which they do and their hearts are still in fear that they were that they will return that one day they will return to the Lord and that they are destined to return to their Lord. Then I saw the lohana has said that the province of Southern these are the ones who drink and steal and then they're afraid of their Lord. And he said to her No, the daughter of leap. These are the

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ones who fast give charity fast pray and give charity and they're still afraid I

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could I could have been inside out of those are the ones who excel towards good deeds, homeless, happy poor, and those are the ones that are the foremost among the believers.

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Then he said what

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he showed was

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the killer homicide

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in ministry hood, topping off the effort while or by seeking refuge from watching it to top off your top off your effort

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while seeking refuge from watching it. And this is extremely hard because like I said before,

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you know the hangman. You're not seeing it coming from you. But you're still you're instead working on perfecting here perfecting the animal without being fixated on it. You're fixated on the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala This is your ultimate goal. So it takes a lot of efforts. A lot of effort to be watching your armor to perfected yet completely detached from your armor and not feeling your owner any ownership of it. That is all from Allah Norton. And then he said, Why don't we add to the Amalfi neurotrophic Min heinle Jude, why don't we add to the harmony in order to feed them and I enjoyed seeing one's actions with the light of the feed as a generous gift from the source of

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So why don't you get an amen fee in order to feed man hyena dude see in one's actions with the light of delfy in order to feed as Medina Jude as a gift from the source of generosity, which is a loss of Hannah, who, what Allah

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and then this is what the Salah used to say about you know, the chakra chakra that gratefulness, calls for more gratefulness. It's a it's a virtuous cycle of gratefulness, because you're not grateful unless a lot lets you be grateful.

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So Allah allows you to be grateful like it to be grateful, like gives you the energy to be grateful. So you need to be grateful for your gratefulness, grateful to him for your gratefulness. And this is the virtuous cycle. So, if you see it coming from him, then you will you will not be arrogant, but rather you would be grateful.

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And then he said what dadada to 30 loss of harmony with philosophy Mennella harmony, the third level purifying the action by escaping from the action. That is what that is he is still talking about being completely detached from the action. Because you're passing away your annihilation is the ultimate goal of shannara we want your ego to pass away completely. And I just wanted to say something about this like because we keep on repeating that we keep on explaining it every time because it is extremely important. There are certain issues in this path, that that you need to get down. So that you you basically can travel the past with without being harmed. By

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By any

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by any faults of the path, the faults are not, do not belong to the path itself, the faults, you know belong to the seekers, the travelers, the traveler is on the path that we follow them. They are human beings, at the end of the day, these travelers that we love, you know, the travelers whom we love and whom we, you know, value and whom we respect. They're just human beings. At the end of the day, he wants to follow the travelers, but there is only one guy that he will follow blindly, which is the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam. So any other guide, you're following any other guides, still watching your steps, because that guy, that great, you know, beloved guy, other than the

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Prophet sallallahu Sallam could lead you into a hole.

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This is just the nature of it. That does not mean that we do not have that we don't love them that we don't respect to them.

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Because nowadays, also there is like, so much on, you know,

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discussion about how faulty the guides could be helpful to the preachers could be it is because of our

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the nature of our generation and the nature of our community. Yes, we talk about, you know, the guides been

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faulty, we talked about the guides, being not Muslim, the preachers, the teachers, the Messiah, being not Muslim. But throughout our history, we had the greatest guides, we had the most sincere guides, we had the, you know, the most devoted guides, this omega omega is martoma.

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upon whom Allah subhanaw taala bestowed His mercy. So, you know, sometimes we do want to remind ourselves that you're your teacher or your your safe,

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is not infallible, you know,

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absolutely. But at the same time, that does not mean the messenger Messiah and the preachers throughout the history of our home and our emails

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did not deserve the our utmost respect and love, because they were great people.

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And they're the if they had any faults here and there, they are submerged by their their virtues, and by their devotion, and by their excellence

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in our code, and amen. In their actions and their sayings. So keep this in mind that they do deserve our love, they do deserve our respect. But when you are following a diet, you say, watching your own steps, so that you don't fall into a hole, because the guy may have been able to jump over it because of some other version they have. But it may break your leg, that hole that the guy so the guy had may have may have been able to jump over the hole or, but but you may not be able to. So you do want to watch for yourself.

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So when we talk about that, when we talk about, you know, the soft heart is sort of a general.

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Shut the heart means idiosyncrasies. It means that bizarre statements, the bizarre, you know, statements or nonconformist, outlandish statements, sometimes they sometimes make it, how do we how do we approach this, we approach this you know, you want to be the humble, humble, critical, loving seeker of the truth when you approach the Sahaba. Humble means that you do not always condemn something that you may have not done that you probably don't have complete knowledge of, that you should not condemn something that you do not have complete knowledge of, don't be quick to condemning something that you don't have complete knowledge of. But at the same time, you are

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critical meaning that you are discerning because at the same time, no one deserves your blind following, except blind following in the sense of, you know, complete acceptance and submission except to the Prophet sallallahu sallam.

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And you have to be discerning and you have to know riddled by and how to not have to be.

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You have to be able to identify with any capacity, and people keep on telling you how could you be who you are You? Yes, you are humble with us.

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Why we started by humble, but within your capacity, that is what Allah subhanaw taala asks, view allows for you to search for the truth to seek the truth within your capacity not within someone else's capacity, but to be discerning within your capacity.

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And then so your humble critic and loving, because you have to love the past, you

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have to love the past and traveller's on it. This is the process of purification. This is an integral part of Islam. This is at the core of our religion, combat of kulu. You know, whether you call it to solve, scare, salute, whatever you call it, it doesn't matter. It doesn't matter, but the path, purifying your heart purifying your soul pure, you know, it is at the core of this religion. So you have to be loving of the past and loving the of the travelers and the seekers on it and the guides.

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And finally seeker of the truth because it is not then seeking the truth for the benefit of your heart, not for intellectual supremacy or intellectual excellence that is for the benefit of your heart. And if this is how we approach things in sha Allah, Allah subhanaw taala will,

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will guide you Allah will be your guide, Allah will be your ultimate guide, because Allah is the ultimate guide. And Allah does not only guide by showing the way, Allah guides you by giving you the field to follow the right way, not just by showing the way, as you know, the human guides do, but by giving you two feet to follow that way. So

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these are the heart these idiosyncrasies you want.

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He wants to be careful, don't condemn something, don't have complete knowledge of again, he rejected that which is counter to the Sharia. That could have been the swimming I don't accept any statement. Don't let any statement make it to your heart.

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Unless it comes with two witnesses as I was reminded that ronnie said Keith Ellison two witnesses to support it, he won two witnesses where every statement and keep that was in Colorado sun, as the chief of the product engineering and photography, beside cola happy putting letters don't have sorry, for having one sour, salty, every happy. Every truth, every disclosure, everything you know, that

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comes across your heart or your mind, that does not come with

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you know, a testimony from the sorry, our the city hall does not testify on its behalf, meaning that the city does not support is the whispers of the child.

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And keep that in mind all the time. So your measuring stick, you have it without being without being arrogant, because you may not be able to use the measuring stick, you're using it within your capacity. So do not be hasty. And say that this does not fit my measuring stick

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to you it may not fit, don't accept it until it fits your measuring stick, but do not basically judge the statement or condemn the one who said it

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without having full knowledge without being at the level where you could actually make a judgement or discerning judgment, your measuring stick that way of the province or settlement the first community. So they have the you know, in here, in all countries, they have the First Lady the first you know, first daughter first family. We also have, you know, something that

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that we call first, the first community, the first community, the generation of the Sahaba era him, they are the measuring stick, our first community will always be in and then you want to learn more about them. And you want to learn learn more about their ways, so that you could always have this sense, even if you cannot translate it into argument. So what if you can translate it

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because it's not to win an argument. You won't have this sense in your heart. After knowing enough about the first community

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and learning enough about their ways you will have this sense in your heart that will tell you that doesn't sound right. That doesn't feel right to me, and so on.

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So then, going back to the

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philosophy and philosophy and alarm and purifying the action by escaping from the action. purify the action by escaping from the action you want to purify

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Find by now detaching yourself from the action because any remains of the ego attached to the action. Will empiric fighting stay in your action?

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He said something very beautiful here. He said, dada Julio Sera, Sera m what's the zero anthem?

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In a serious era headed by alarm, and it's a long the action to follow the guide of knowledge or the guidance of knowledge, which were which is the religious decrees as they come in the Quran and the Sunnah, Syrah, you know that he follows the knowledge he follows the knowledge of the Quran certain scriptures about, you know, your Harmon must be in accordance with certain with a way of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, your hammer is bound by the Sharia.

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But you're allowing your ama to follow that Sheree is here oh Sarah, the head.

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The Sharia is the religious decrees of Allah subhanaw taala Do this, do not do this and do it this way and do not do it that way, and so on. That is what the Sharia tells you. So you let your Ahmed follow the Sharia and be in accordance with Sharia. What the serial anthem

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while you watch the hands of Allah subhanaw taala

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the universal decrees and hochma is basically here the universal decrees of Allah subhanaw taala so you're watching the hands of Allah, you're lifting your arm and follow the guide of knowledge and you're watching the hands of Allah subhanaw taala in this honor,

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the universal decrease

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her grandmother,

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her run record has been free from the captivity of forms of all forms, free from the captivity of all forms, because everything is is you know, even your own a bother your own Salah, your own Zakah your own had, these are the forms. The spirit behind the forums is your devotion to Allah subhanaw taala. So, being free from all forms, is the being after the Spirit be your actions after the ultimate goal the ultimate objective is to devote to be completely devoted to Allah subhanaw taala watching the forms of your actions, be or being captive to the forms of your actions, we said that you would watch them to protect them, but you will not be captive to them, you will not be captive

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to them. And sometimes also people become captive to the heroine to Dharma calm, you know and the he considers that very hard and the very makhan your your very station to be a form of captivity. The people who really wanted the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. They follow the pleasure of Allah wherever it is, even if they have to move from one station to or to a different station, for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala they follow the pleasure of Allah.

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It's not only the people who have specialty, the people who will follow the pleasure of Allah, their only specialty is the pleasure of Allah. That's why when the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said man as Mohammed cumin Yama Salim and whoever woke up today fasting, Abu Bakr, he said, I O Messenger of Allah, whoever for the needy person, I O Messenger of Allah will ever follow the janessa i O Messenger of Allah will ever visit a sick person or i O Messenger of Allah meeting what

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he that he that he doesn't have a specialty Some of us have a specialty, you know,

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someone's specialty is seeking knowledge. So he doesn't know anything else or does very little, you know outside of that. And sometimes Yes, you may have your own gate. But at the same time, this should not be your only

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your only way to Allah subhanaw taala that you may have excelled more in this

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but you should not be a specialist and have had an hombre he also some people are hydrometer specialists. Some people are Monday and like Thursday, special fasting monday and thursday special. So some people are like this. And at the end of the day, this is this is captivity to the form.

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You know you became captain of this act of worship, which is a form and he had the event had been all for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala you would have diversified your portfolio a little bit more, he would have been

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doing something here and something there. You have been following the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala whenever the whenever you get the call from Allah subhanaw taala you respond to that call. Either you don't say that

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Is my area

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is my comfort zone if III leave your comfort zone for the pleasure of Allah Connaughton hard on me being free from the captivity of all forms, there is nothing harder than a loss and loss is the theme.

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If the loss is the station, but that loss is the theme of the book loss is the theme of their journey to Allah subhanaw taala. It is all about the loss. That is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Cardinal Allah Collison and Calvin Alexander,

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Whosoever said the last letter of the law was complete devotion, he'll enter Paradise, you just need to say it once, with complete devotion to our last product, it is hard, that is how hard it is. You want to have devotion to Allah subhanaw taala. And if you have complete devotion to Allah tala one time, you will not be turned away afterwards. That's it that that one time will be enough. So that you will be accepted. and thereafter you will not be turned away by anything, by any faults or shortcomings, you will not be turned away

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the side of the law to study yourself, that there is nothing harder on the ego than a floss, license, hang on, shut down. And lastly, anomalisa have he has, there's nothing harder on the ego that is lost because the ego has no interest in it whatsoever. That loss is about the passing away of your ego, it is about you know, depriving your ego of any interest.

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The you know, the private, your ego of the commodification of any of your arts.

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So, you're you're saying to your ego, you know,

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you're not entitled to anything, you're not deserving or anything. How hard could it be? Is this on the ego? extremely hard. That's why it's the hardest. It's the hardest thing. That's why it's a few 137 likes to say and

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many it I have never done to anything that is harder on me than my own intentions. I have never dealt with anything that's harder on me than my own intentions.

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But, but there is no other way to the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala No, no matter how hard it is, no matter how steep, the it is, it is the only way to Allah subhanaw taala. So we must all seek it and

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do more actions in private and never give up. You know, never give up the actions in public that needs to be done in public. Because again, piety, you know, as an oma, we virtue and piety should be manifest should should be out there should prevail in our communities and in our discourse in our in our encounters with each other. So don't

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try to look empires, so that you don't act empires. Just act normal, act natural, act genuine, but don't act empires don't leave anything up for the sidebar, because these are tricks from the shaper and levena muzodo motivate them in a certain way. Nina dicotyledonous, Ella,

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Sakura LogMeIn, those who criticize disparage the many in the contributors or the volunteer, the volunteering contributors of the believers concerning they're sending their charity. There are those people you know, if you give $10 they will say is that all he can afford? If you give $1,000 they'll say Look at him, you know, is try and show off if you give $500 you know,

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they'll come up with something also. So there are those people that are meant to be a trial for for humanity. trial for for the righteous people do not be deterred by them. So that is why it would I have not set that target. I'm I'm an attorney in Nigeria, what I mean as an unnecessary given up piety for for the people is a form of real also, that's pretentious also, because after all, you you are watching the people, you're watching the people so you're trying to run away from their criticism you're trying to earn their their praise that all of that is watching the people don't watch the people just do not watch the people and that is your only way.

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loss. Don't give up anything for them. Don't do anything for them and just keep on traveling the path to Allah subhanaw taala watching Allah subhanaw taala don't and trying to purify your actions from any other interest, but his pleasure, corny other stuff or whatever other than stuff