Manazil as-Sa’ireen #30 – Station on Straightness

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Bismillah

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam wa salatu salam ala

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inshallah today we have what is the karma the chapter and straightness or you know

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also the station of straightness

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Rahim Allah Allah said Kala was gentle festa t mo la de Allah Almighty said so take a straight course to him

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and then he says

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he Shara toenail is free.

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Can he said como la

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take it from the top?

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Isn't forcing them i guess i think it's sensitive or something.

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Okay, can you hear me in the back?

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Because it's working them?

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I can't really hear you.

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It's working

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say something Something

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came smaller, smaller. Okay.

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smoother

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in

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common, the chapter on straightness Palazzo della supima, la allow mighty Setsuna take a straight course then

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go to Asia today, free the Almighty saying lie to him is an inference to the true essence of the free the free from far, far the singular. So, its true essence to holding a loss as one beholding the singularity of Allah subhanaw taala that is what the free means is that the more he says take a straight horse to him. The children straightness, you know that concept of karma is a is a very powerful concept. That is why you know, when Sophia

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the Prophet sallallahu Sallam telling me something of Islam, about which I will not ask anyone else. So this is basically like a question that was posed to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and then

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how spontaneous the answer came is really beautiful. The

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So the Prophet sallahu wa sallam gave him two phrases to hold on to. So he's asking about something that is powerful and simple and he does not need clarification from people. So here you wanted to give him like, advice that is powerful and plain.

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But at the same time, he will not be asked, you know, he doesn't need a commentary. He just needs this map. And the map, you know, needs to be very brief and summarize. So he said to him, tell me something of Islam about which I will not ask anyone else, the prophets of Salaam said then I went to biLlahi some masterpan say I believe in Allah and then be straight

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and straightness, you know, I gave you like a put in the document some of the synonyms of straightness, loyalty, faithfulness, uprightness, genuineness,

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trustworthiness, virtue, veracity.

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All of those are synonyms. All of those are the implications of straightness. It is not just about uprightness. But it is also about the rest of the those meanings and in, you know, the statements of the Sahaba. And the statements of February, also pointed this out that straightness is about all of those. It's about faithfulness, faithfulness, it's about loyalty. It's about genuineness. It's about honesty, frankness, trustworthiness,

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and all of those. So it's a very beautiful Hadith. And if you want to remember, some of the Hadith are very easy to remember. So that's what he says is like, apart from hobbies, it's an authentic hobbies.

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Highly authentic agreed upon, and it has

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pretty much the very strong message, and then you reflect on statements you reflect on straightens in your life. Are you straight in your life? Are you taking the shortest

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path, which is the straight path to Allah? subhanaw taala when Allah says First Friday, so take a straight course to him, then you need to figure out are you taking a straight course or law? Are you taking the shortest path to a law? Or you're trying to take shortcuts? You're trying to basically be cunning and deceptive. Sometimes.

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Hello, or not like armor? The alarm seven came out of MIT. What are the side karma or straightness? When Amara was asked to define it, he said, to be straight on the commands and prohibitions, the injunctions of Allah subhanaw taala. And

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you know, do not be Foxy, do not beat around the bush, do not be evasive, like foxes, don't be Foxy in your religiosity, or in your journey to Allah subhana wa Tada. And many of us are, you know, whether in

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in our interactions with people, or even in our interactions with a lot of Thailand, we're not really straight or evasive, we're trying to look for ways out of commitment without you know,

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persistence and or consistency in the service of a loss opponent.

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So, this is something that we need to ponder over and something that we need to reflect on with ourselves, if we are truly straighter than anyone how do we

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know

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we have straightness is a Spirit through which all hands or states come to life cannot accountability.

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Amen. And it is through words, the deeds of the common people increase and blossom. So as the kamado.

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straightness is a Spirit through which all hands or states come to life, he is saying Don't be deluded by the unwell. Don't be deluded by spiritual experiences. Don't be deluded.

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By taste, unless you are straight and unless you have statements, all of those are assumed all of those are forms, they are not alive, you know. So, you may dress in whichever way you want, you may act in whichever way you want, you may also have whatever experiences you have,

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like many of the speakers,

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if you see someone fly in the air or walk on the water, do not consider them righteous and say Do you see how this straight they are on the Sharia, how consistent they are and how abiding

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or conforming to the Sharia, they are. So, this is extremely important, all the hands all the states Everything needs fakeness to be alive, otherwise it is a resume it is forums it is delusions, and we are trying to basically deceive ourselves by those forms.

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Then he said kamatera bollati Allah Allah man and it is through which the deeds of the common people increase and blossom.

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Well, yeah, but as a convener we have

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bill Gemma.

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And it is present in the middle between the peaks of divergence and the peaks of union.

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Always trying to basically pull people away from the lows, or the valleys of the version display the dispersion.

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When you are, you know, when you're not together with Allah subhanaw taala, this lack of togetherness with a law which is the father of dispersion, diversion, it is also the Farooq inside you It truly if you're not together with Allah, you're not together at all,

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your mind, your intellect, your heart.

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And your body will all be in this harmony, there will be this union, inside you, the only thing that will bring all of them together that will bring your thoughts together, that will bring your pursuits together, that will give you focus target, you know, is to be together with Allah subhanaw taala once you're not together with Allah, you are in we have the federal, we have what is the low Valley, the very low Valley, if you have a very low value between two mountains you are in those we had, or the dough van is

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you know, or the pits or the, you know, the lowest point between the two mountains which which makes you completely unable or incapable of beholding the son of the truth. It's the it's the behind the mountain and you're not able to be hold that you need to climb to get to the top Rawabi in German, which is the piece of German union that is your together and this was Allah subhana wa Tada. The Union here means you're together and it's with a love, you're together in this with a law means that you're beholding your love, and not the the value all else others

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and on your way to the lobby in Java or to the heights of union where you could actually see the sign of the truth. Once you've seen the sign of the truth, it basically distracts that sort of the truth distracts you from anything else, but on your way to the top you have to be really straight you have to be make sure that straightness is your way to the top of this mountain or to the peak of this height. So,

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there is no way other than this and there is no way other than moja in straightness, consistency, persistence striving in this fakeness because you are all the way down, you need to get to the top, it requires a lot of work and a lot of climbing and a lot of straightness and commitment statements could also be sometimes or karma could also be sometimes translated as steadfastness. So, it is a fastness and straightness, being straight and being consistently straight. Because fakeness requires a lot of consistency. To be straight and to have to walk straight, requires a lot of steadfastness, fastness and consistency and that requires a lot of striving.

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So,

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Certainly about as a convener we have that the fundamental core RB exam is a present in the middle, between the pits of diversions and the peaks of union.

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And it is three levels of damage to the common heart ellipse, the heavy Philip to sod, the first level of straightness upon striving and moderation, lips, the half is thriving at Assad is what? When the Sabbath Assad in Arabic It means the people economics, it means a year. Yeah, it could be related somehow means here moderation, when they when they talk about solving a better the mean moderation in moderation, I bet there is a lot more than than what we do keep in mind. So well, you know, most of us don't have to worry about this.

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But let's see how

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to salvage the way of the prophets who suddenly

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assume Oh, you know, I sleep and pray, I fast and then some days I break my fast and so on that is a facade. It's the had or striving in this facade. And this moderation is to keep it up, to keep doing this and to keep your intention straight, and your actions straight, and to stay consistent. So it is being consistent and committed to this moderate path to this facade. And it's the head Philip facade. So at a sitcom, he has been straight in your striving,

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in moderation, been straightened the three words he put them all in one phrase they are they are all, you know, relevant, very relevant. So being straight in you're striving in moderation. If you can keep this moderation up, then that is your way to provide the agenda to the heights of union with Allah subhanaw taala together this with a loss of Karnataka and this is your ultimate goal.

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He said law IBM Ross Miller. So

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these are your your hand your your condition, while you are being consistent in thriving in moderation. Here here here are three things that you need to be cognizant of. And you need to practice law.

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Without contravening the scheme of knowledge. Trust me, the enemy is the scheme of knowledge, learn the underestimate and without contravening the scheme of knowledge, what knowledge knowledge is, the knowledge of the

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knowledge, you know,

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our you know, the heritage, the heritage that was defined to us by the Sahaba including the for

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body alone home by the followers by the various imams including the four enums

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This is the knowledge that has been passed on to us the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah, with all of the, you know, the the beautiful commentary and the beautiful,

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also practice the beautiful examples in the lives of the Sahaba at one layer they

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it is important that we that we emphasize this, it is important that we read the Sierra of the Sahaba read this year of the Sahaba please read this year of the Sahaba It is very helpful

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because he they are the role models, they are the ones that were given this key and all of us asked for this guy you asked for a reference letter from your professor from your chair from this from that, give me this clear give me this, you want to apply to a university you want to apply for a job. They have already given this case by online. You know, it's they were certainly given the scale by the prophet sallallahu sallam, but more than this and higher than this, they were given the scale by Allah subhana wa tada

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Muhammad Rasul Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah Hadith many

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men will be Muslim and to be they have been given many many teskey ad by Allah subhanaw taala himself. So you will not find any better, better examples, role models, where this knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah, was practiced and came to life in the Sierra this year of the prophets, companions

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This is an extremely important and that scheme of knowledge. Basically he's telling you that your way to Allah subhanaw taala should be all consistent

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from beginning to end

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from beginning to end your way to Allah subhanaw taala should follow that scheme of knowledge It is like you draw the straight path based on the knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah Lucha de underestimate contravening the scheme of knowledge. So, you have drawn all the paths from beginning to end this path was drawn, and that is again an emphasis that has to do you know, taking this path to Allah the path of inner purification, the path of the scan and the soul of an inner purification, taking that straight path to Allah never conflicts with the knowledge of the Sharia with the poor and the sun and the way of the Sahaba righteous predecessors and the Imams including the four most

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notable ones. So,

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you draw you draw it, before you walk on it, fountain and the last time know that there is no double line then ask for forgiveness. So first know that there is no that there is no God but Allah know, you know what, you know what the path is about. And that does not mean that you wait until you have full knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah, because you will not have encompassing knowledge of the prednisone, but you will have to basically know the basics and hold on to the basics. And every time you become certain of something more, then you add this to the basics. But what you know straight, no shortcuts, the you know, don't take any shortcuts, say hold on to the basics and walk steadily

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and straight to Allah subhanaw taala then he said that there is an herb that is lost word overstepping the bounds of devotion. And that would be basically to mention the second requirement for the acceptance of the mentioned the end events in correctness. What How do you become correct?

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The class would follow up, hey, before I apply outside that to conditions, you know, that will make almond cider or righteous is if lost devotion and so up correctness, keepers and management and correctness because I am is what what? Correct and rectify your deeds, the true knowledge beneficial knowledge of a person in the sun. And then he said he wanted to mention the second requirement. What

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if laws are overstepping the bounds of devotion?

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And then he said while I'm hiding

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or deviating from the way of Cerner when I'm high definition or deviating from the way of certain and the way of Cerner part of the Sun is, belongs to the basics. The wave certainly isn't part mandatory and that belongs to the basics you must adhere to them. And part of this is optional, voluntary, and that will be good, not for the basics, not for the straightness and correctness, but for the speed and stamina. That is important for speed and stamina, because you also need speed and stamina, with the straightness you could be straight, but you also need the speed and the stamina with straightness. So the parts of this that are binding on us, this is important so that you do not

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contravene the scheme of knowledge. They're part of the first category, you important part of the scheme of knowledge, and then the precedents that are optional, voluntary, the way of the professor's element every aspect of the closer you get it as an example, the greater your speed will be the hand

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the more strength you will have on this path.

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Then he said that that

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is the karma to the world.

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He said the second level is the karma to the while the straightness of the hands or the states. Were here and it is about should happy patina beholding the truth not as a personal achievement, to who that happy pursuit is beholden. How can you tell the truth, lack has been meaning not as your personal achievement, when you behold the truth. When you behold the truth

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you want after beholding the truth, and as

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After you know being straight and being guided and having tofi and having said that, from a lot of time and having metod held support from Allah subhanaw taala, all of this, he if you have all of this, it is important that you understand that this is not your own doing elac has been not as a personal achievement. And in this case, when it is not as a personal achievement, it will bring about no arrogance, but rather gratefulness and more gratefulness for Allah subhanaw taala, that he guided you and he gave you the trophy and the Sadat and the mother,

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you know, the guidance and support.

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Then he served one of the

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women and this Darwin or this owning all claims, any doubt any claim lineman,

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not out of or in compliance with knowledge.

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Rather, the dour basically, when you have good when when you have when you are in a good state, with Allah subhana wa tada and you feel that you are in a good state, then that's a time when basically whisper to you

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that you are in a good state. And then if you feel if you will sort of

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agree with us a time that you actually arrive into a good state, this will be a claim on your part. Because,

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you know,

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he, even if you feel that you should not

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allow yourself to believe that you should not allow yourself to believe you're yourself that you arrive to a good state, because that will be a trick from the time to make you feel that you are in a hand above, greater than the rest of the people who are in a condition greater than there is the people that doubt that claim should be this about should be this owned by you. He said linemen not out of knowledge or not in, in compliance with not just in compliance with knowledge.

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It could mean this or it could mean that we don't know what the denominado law said. But lineman means not out of knowledge, how, in this case, it means

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not our knowledge that you have not arrived.

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Because if he if you are if you know that you have not arrived,

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then basically that is only expected of you to know that you have not arrived.

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But if the knowledge tells you that you arrive, that is when you wanted this own that claim.

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Like, if you compare your state to the knowledge of Sharia,

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then the knowledge of Sharia will tell you you arrived.

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I mean, if you are praying half of the of the night, or one third of the night, and if you're fasting every Monday and Thursday or every other day, and if you are trying to really be dutiful, towards your parents, your children, your your spouse, your and if you're really trying to if you are being honest in your business transactions

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and your dealings with people in general, and if you're being kind and compassionate. And if you have the taste of sweetness of faith hello to a man the knowledge will tell you you arrived.

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And then this is when you wanted this own the Dow

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despite their knowledge agreeing with our with the claim.

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And the other way to look at it is to say that is not in compliance with knowledge. Meaning

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that you are not this owning that there are to comply with knowledge because if you what knowledge here, what's the knowledge here that you will comply with the law, it's humbleness, because if you own the narrower in compliance with knowledge it means

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that you already made that our recognize that acknowledge that. And then you give it up. Like you're saying to yourself, no, I am

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Actually, that there, but out of humbleness, I will this own it.

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And that is arrogance, even though it may look like humbleness, because you have basically attributed this have to yourself, you will have acknowledged your arrival in this map, or this hand, and then just out of humbleness here, this owner here, that is arrogant, that is arrogant, so, cross the Dawa element means these two things, even if the enemy agrees with you, that you actually are in a good state,

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then you should this own that hour, but you're not this owning that hour, just in compliance with or to be humble as instructed by a Lost Planet, Allah and His Messenger, you're this opening the Dow, because you truly do not see yourself that you arrive, you're always doubtful, because all of those are forms, and Vania is the soul that needs to be breathed into the form the body? And how could you guarantee me and all of this, yes, you're praying one third of the night for those of us and I'm not claiming to be to be that man. And I don't expect, you know, that, you know, I hope that we have in our presence, people that have arrived.

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But I am just giving an example I'm giving it again, I'm trying to imagine one of those of the profits of a lot of Southern, you know, our great females and scholars and so on.

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They are consistently praying one third of the night consistently fasting every other than consistently doing, being honest and being truthful and being, you know, candid and being compassionate and all of this and being dutiful, towards all the people and so on.

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There, all of this is good and great. How do you guarantee that you have the right intention for all of this for any of this? How do you guarantee that you truly have the right intention and since that is not guarantee, then you cannot guarantee that you should continue to be skeptical. You should continue to be here to have doubt about yourself and about your head and that doubt will drive you to you know, devotion and commitment and further straightness. And then he said, Well, what are the

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latter half

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and baka

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polyakova because stay with normally alcohol. The light of wakefulness, yeah provides alertness and wakefulness, so to stay with the light of alertness and the light of wakefulness, lack of frozen without beholding one's guardianship of the light, without beholding one's a guardianship of the light.

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His expressions are very beautiful.

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So

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may Allah have mercy on him and be pleased with him and sanctifies so

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he said staying in the light of wakefulness.

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Three years he said to you that this light is not yours. It's not like you're holding the torch in your hand and you have the light.

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He's setting you whenever there is light stay with this light because this is not coming from you.

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You're just enjoying the light stay with it. As long as there is light stay in the light. Don't venture away from the light because the torch is not in your hand. And that is what it means and what he means when he says lots of fun, not beholding ones guardianship of the light. Because of the light coming from the torch in your hand. You could walk at a you know wherever you want. Because he has the light but you don't have the light. He was enjoying the light. There is a light that is coming. This part is well lit stay there. As long as there is light, because this light is not yours. It is coming from the divine from Allah subhanho wa Taala then just stay with the light the

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light of wakefulness.

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And since it you're not the guardian of this light,

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don't venture away from it because you will lose it. It's not in your hand.

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Well, ma nor in the octagon law to have fun. And when he says a Dodger to sell it is the time to be dedicated etc. We will get into the third level Third level

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straightness by not watching one statements, every third level in every station, how do we want you to that, once your ego develops, once your errata davantage, into the errata of Allah, your irata your web, he wants your will to conform to the will of a lot to the point where we call your will, that mounted era

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which is the death, the death of your own, that your own will keep in mind, this is to unextended metaphor, because every living creature has a way,

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you know, on your way to Allah until the end of the until you get to the end of this path. On your very last day in life. When you wake up to price a lot of fat, when you head to the you know, to the mustard or the prayer mat to pray, you are willful and you are working on your intention to purify it and that indicates that your will does not completely die in that sense, but you will conforms to the will of Allah your minima hadoken hackday akona, however, who demand the magic to level none of you will have faith until his own interests and desires are in conformity in harmony with that which I have brought forth. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, when your own interests and

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desires are in conformity with what he brought for us, it means that your your will vanish into Allah as well. That it conform to our laws when you will not you you do not wear anything except that which He wills subhana wa tada and that is what it means. It does not mean that you will will pass away completely because you want you are a willful agent, every living creature is a willful agent, but it will conform with the whim of a lot to the point where

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he know you could say that it had vanished into the will of Allah subhanaw taala to clean up the rebellion, you become a hub that is Rabbani

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godly, in everything you say. And then when you are that Allah becomes your handles which you strike your legs with which you walk your eyes with, which you see here, hear your your ears, which you hear. And then you big you reach that level of duckweed when you say to something confer cone, or when you start to have those Karma Karma when the universe starts to respond to your harmony with a loss of Hello, Todd, keep in mind that this, your it is important that you understand that the creature is not the Creator. We're not trying to say here with Rob, Rob and Rob Bob Abedin. We're not trying to say the servant is lower than the Lord is the servant that is, you know, overstepping

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the bounds. And these are, you know, the sort of the idiosyncratic statements that are that, that we did not really hear from the Sahaba Roma we never heard from the Sahaba they never made, they never needed to be that symbolic, to cause confusion and to cause people misguidance

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we were not going there. We're just trying to say like Minato Pattaya Puna Hello, Hawaii, who

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tried to stick to the center of the province of Southern if that is what balancing what self-annihilation means, then that is certainly pure and wholesome, that is what the prophets are Southern told us, that our desires will pass away,

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in conformity with laws will completely you will not want anything except for that which Allah wants. And this requires straining and requires, you know, exercise. And you know, and there are steps, there are steps, one of the things that you can do is to eat less, you know, because beginning on this path, gluttony is the first, you know, misstep. gluttony is the first Mister, it can be for lust, don't eat from the tree, they ate from the tree, then. So then their nakedness became this close to them

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afterwards, so gladly proceeded. Let's

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start from there. Try to eat this, you know at the moment because Alabama law had a chapter in here about for the letter German Sheba. It's the virtue of hunger.

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And this praise of society or you know, being full.

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So it starts there. And then it do it for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, even when you're not fasting, just like, Don't indulge in eating and drinking, because that is the beginning to the,

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the, to the end

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of the ego, the transgression of the ego, because if you're enough, once this in once that and your wife baked something, and you want to eat a little bit of it, and then he wants to drink your coffee, but you want also to grab something with your coffee, and then afterwards, there are some nuts here, leaving the nuts in the living room, you know, in the middle of on the table in the living room, and then he just like, started to nibble on the nuts, but he keep on doing this.

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And that is that is really a misstep, then this will be followed by last.

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Think about it, if you are on the verge of hunger,

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you will not have that much less. So try it out. Try this, it is helpful, you. And then if you don't have the gluttony, and then that will sort of suppress your lust, or lustful desires, then you will start to have more clarity here, here. And more focus, you will feel lighter, you'll feel even feel more focused. Just try this out. This is just like this is for beginners, by the way, you know, we're not this is not for the third level, we're just saying that, if you ever want to get anywhere close to this is a third level, this is something where we can start.

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Put yourself on a diet. And it's not like a South Beach diet or a

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saying

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like a true one. Yeah, eat less.

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So he wants to he got to the third level. And in the third level even higher, we will talk to us about self annihilation, and that you're not seeing anything but Allah subhanaw taala. And it's about you know,

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it's about being distracted by Masuda Anisha, who will load on a daily.

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So it is the common app watching one straightness will be valuable.

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In

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the common app, watching one's straightness, and you know, now you're not seeing any of your actions, you're only seeing a line a lot of actions and attributes. So your own straightness, you're not watchful of this, keep in mind that you

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when you were drawing the past, you drew the past in compliance with what law ID and resume, the whole scheme was drawn in compliance with the knowledge. So the fact that you're not watched in your straightness does not mean that you've become deviant and this third level, your path has been all drawn before

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in compliance with it, but now your straightness has become a second nature.

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Like you are straight, like by nature, so you're not you while you stay watchful of you know, the knowledge itself, but your own straightness will not distract you, you will not trip over yourself, meaning you will not be distracted by your own straightness, from seeing the one that you're seeking, you know, I am traveling to him, if I continue to watch my fakeness that will take you away from my shoes, my vision of him as Exalted is He. So and that is where where you want to be in that third level.

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And then he said, Well,

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karma, karma was actually me. The smoke

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karma been distracted from the pursuit of straightness. The issue would have helped me as a small by beholding the guardianship, and straightening of the truth. Mighty is his name.

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being distracted from the pursuit of straightness,

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By beholding bishopswood Department of Health here in the third level, everything is it's about a loss of morale. And that's why in the third level, he uses a cop, often, he wants to say he is the truth, he is the truth, therefore anything else is not the truth. We know that we are true creatures, living creatures of Allah subhanaw taala, just because he is the true creator, the fact that we are contingent, our contingency is now basically an indication of our lack of existence, our contingency is not an indication of our lack of existence.

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And that is that is important because the people who talk about finance or the divine divine union or in the women

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who do them into heaven, and then so on. They're always, they always want to get to that point and they tell you that you're the contingent, he's the necessary you are the jazz, you know, he is the the Rory, he has the necessary, why do

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you know he has the necessary you are on the contingency, therefore, he is the truth, you are not quite saying he is the truth, in the sense that He is the Creator and originator of all things, but he is also a true creative creator, meaning that he does create to creations and we are going through creations, our contingency is not a proof of our lack of existence, but it is a proof on our lack of how will encode lack of how, how will is worth, influence, I think influence is the best translation for how, because how it is when you can help with transform, change from something to something and influence gives that, you know, meaning right to be able to influence. So how does

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influence close power? Your contingency the lack the fact that you aren't contingency creation, disposable creation? Aren't we all disposable? You know, one of us, you know, passes away tomorrow, May Allah give you 100 over the long life in his service.

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And Fatima to all of us, I mean, a good ending. But if someone was passed away tomorrow, you know,

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there is not much that the world will carry on and so we're very disposable creations. But that does not mean that we are not existed were still existed, but that that contingency means to us our complete lack of Harlan code. At one point we were harder than just the very fact that at one point, we were non existent, we will complete

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nothingness and Allah brought us to existence. So

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sometimes, we say that,

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that

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that the real the signposts point to a rule to the one that is being pointed out by the signposts, but at one point, you don't see the signposts when you see the mad, lewd, you know, the one the truth that is being pointed out, but the signposts, then you start to not see the past, you start to not see the milestones, you start to not see the Walker, the journeyer which is yourself, because you are being distracted by the glory, the beauty, the majesty of the true one, that you have been able to

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behold, behold, with your hearts in this video, and sha Allah, for all of us with your eyesight in the hereafter. So, that brings us to the end of this, keep in mind that

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the third level it is completely it is extremely important that when we say that

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there is no claim

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there is no confusion between the creation and the Creator. That is one of the pitfalls of the past. What you know

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when people make that claim or start to drop the bounce between the creator and the creation because keep in mind automatically

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be deluded, that automatic could have the role, a lot of academic role because a lot of adequate say could always justify their acts through knowledge. You know, you have the knowledge, you all you all, you, you know, all the tricks you own, you know, all the shortcuts, you know, all the concessions, you know, all the disagreements, so you could always just find yourself everything, but, you know, the Sofia could be also the bechler you know, those claimants of Sofia isn't that sort of Sophia could be also deluded by their assume. And they could also be extremely deluded by the claim of

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to have or union with Allah subhanaw taala because it keeps them in union with Allah subhanaw taala. If you claim that you vanished into the divine,

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then whatever you're doing from the time you wake up in the morning, is divine. Right? You're not watching your your steps anymore, because you are part of the Divine. When you get to the point where you say, there is nothing inside the cloak except God, or you say some honey, you know, and the sort of heart, although some of the people who made those sort of heartleaf can find excuses for them justified in this in the state of soaker or intoxication. But keep in mind, if you wake up, and you still think the same way, you still you still think that you're part of the Divine, that is calories, and there is no there is no greater delusion than this. And there is nothing greater and

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risk and harm than this. Because everything you do, you will think of it. This is the Divine Word, the divine act, whatever you do, is part of the Divine and that is when you find people starting to completely

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go after the straight path because they have this delusion that they have now become part of the Divine. That delusion is worse than the delusion of the Papa is worse worse, a lot worse than the delusion of the former have they become deluded?

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