Manazil as-Sa’ireen #40 – Chapter on Altruism

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I'm about to proceed.

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Today inshallah we will have

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the chapter on on Isa altruism. And

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then we will start the Kitab agenda as the book on funerals and the session.

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So remember how we said that when he started the chapter on altruism that allows through another procedure matakana vm kasasa Kala Lovaas. sirona, unforseen whatever piano beam kasasa Hello mighty said and they give others preference over themselves or favor others over themselves, one cannot become kasasa even though they are in probation, even though they are in probation, they are in need.

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So, they give others preference over themselves concerning that which they need

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or despite their need for that, which they have given up.

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And then, among a lot of irrational loss of an SRO, taxi sumati, as well as national power and water a second camera

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and the phrasing here is a little bit ambiguous. So it needs to be the cipher and it needs

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some things to be inserted the you know, the law, law, law or the required application, we have to basically insert some

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words here in the sentence. So that we the sentence would be, would make sense.

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Because he said that he thought tax season of the year, he said that he thought tax season of the ISA is basically when you favor it's altruism, it's when you favor others over yourself, it is when you give preference to others over yourself, it is act in the interest of others, even though it may be against your own interest, even though it is against your own interest. So, to do that, which is

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in you know the best interest of others

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even though it is against your own interest. So, we will talk about the different types of Asr, that's in general what it is, it is to basically work for that which is in the best interest of others, despite it being against your own interest.

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So, he says here is r which is altruism, taxis on walk tr taxis on walk tr taxis means what specification, but what it means here in this in this particular context is that it is selective and voluntary taxation of tr tr is voluntary. So, II thought is selective and voluntary versus Apsara, which is selfishness, you could say also, if he thought his selflessness and after his selfishness.

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So, he says that he thought taxation of tr altruism is a choice to favor someone in particular over oneself. So, it is selective, and it is voluntary, when you do when when you act

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Isa, you are acting out of you know, an autonomous decision,

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free decision, you are not acting under the pressure of your inclinations. And that is that is why ACS usually have a problem with a slot in particular, because when they attempted to explain all human behavior, within the context of evolution, and, you know, basically that

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we we've learned this over time, because it helps with our survival. They have a problem where they when it comes to ethos, when it comes to altruism, because you're actually working here, you're what you what you're doing here is serving the interests of someone else against your own interest. So it is the other regarding behavior, not the self regarding behavior. And that does not seem to particularly serve the purpose of your own survival. So they come around and they try to say that we've learned as a species, that when we do this, there will be reciprocity. And if I, you know, basically what, serve your interests, you'll serve my interests or you will reciprocate and as a

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species, we will do good all together. You know, at

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And then when they encounter like, very sort of hard phenomena to explain, like Margaret's basically who sacrifice their life, they intentionally, voluntarily sacrifice their life. And that does not seem to serve any evolutionary purpose, you know, because this, they are ending their life, what kind of reciprocity would be expect after the end of their lives.

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So it does not really fit into their paradigm is that is one of the hardest things for them to explain, they certainly attempt to explain it. And you know,

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and some people can get convinced with their explanation, some people get convinced with their explanations, but their explanations certainly are deficient and lacking is our is, well, you know, one of the qualities that prove that there is something to us beyond matter, beyond our physical existence, beyond our bodies. So it is a voluntary and selective action

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is not is a voluntary and selective action. Here, you're acting out of duty and obligation, not out of desire and the inclination, it proves your autonomy, it proves your freedom, it proves you're to some extent free choice, which honors men above all others. That level of free choice, he hasn't, he was still under the, you know, the authority of the Divine. But that free choice is what honors men acting out of autonomy.

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You know, when you act out of duty and obligation, you're proving to yourself, that you are not enslaved to your desires and inclinations, you're not enslaved to your instincts, because here you are,

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basically, acting against your instincts, against your desires, against your inclinations, your inclination, your equation itself regarding it is not other regarding your inclination is to work for your own interest, not for the interest of others for your own welfare, not the welfare of others, when you do the opposite, and you work for the welfare of others, even though it is against your own interest and against your own

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inclinations, that you're proven so many things, you're proving that you are an autonomous being was some degree of free choice.

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And you're proving that you are capable of rising above your instincts and inclinations, to act out of duty and obligation. And you're proving that there is something that is transcendent, you know, the, you cannot really do this consistently, unless you're doing it for

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something that is transcendent, for God for Allah for the divine, because otherwise, there will be no point and he thought whatsoever that it would make no sense what so ever to be altruistic. If there is nothing that you know, that transcends the physical universe that is around us, for which we practice is.

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Then in shannara malata, Allah said what is nara tatsuno Tawana?

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hear we will have to add a word. So he says what after attacks on power, selfishness is praiseworthy, if it is done voluntarily, that is what it will mean. So, selfishness is praiseworthy, if it is done voluntarily,

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then we will have to say that what is meant here, selfishness is praiseworthy, when it is tolerated voluntarily, when you tolerate it not when you do it when not when you act out of selfishness, but when you tolerate the selfishness of others, because the people of izhar are people who also tolerate us are. The people who are selfless, are the same people who will tolerate the selfishness of others. The people who are selfless. It is the same thing it is it comes from the same root. The root is those people who have no show whatsoever. They have no avarice. They have no greed. They are they are not possessive. They are not possessive.

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Allah subhanaw taala the same I am sort of halfway through Allah and footsy him what Oh, can I be concise and they favor others over themselves, even though they are in preservation what what do

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The last day afterwards, when we open up, see for like remove the code, and whatever is protected from the avarice of themselves. Those are the prosperous ones. Whoever is protected from the avarice destroy is the excessive greed, possessiveness, if those people have no show that excessive greed, avarice possessiveness, they will do ethos or they will be altruistic and at the same time, they will tolerate people's selfishness. They will be selfless themselves, and they will also tolerate people selfishness, because they are not present extra possessive or greedy. They don't have that show or that avarice.

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Okay, so see here it says, What offer attachments with a war. It means that, that selfishness is tolerated willingly and that is praise worthy, what,

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but it may also be tolerated unwittingly, it may also be tolerated.

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it would not be particularly praise worthy to be tolerated unwillingly, because you are unwilling,

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autonomous behavior here to be to be praiseworthy, to be rewarded worthy. So if someone is acting selfish, and you tolerate this, because you have no recourse, you have no choice but to tolerate it.

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That is not necessarily praiseworthy. It is not blameworthy, either. It does not blameworthy, either. Because there is no free

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choice here. There is no autonomous conduct or behavior here to be either praiseworthy or blameworthy. You're just you have no options. So like you're tolerating this selfish behavior from others, because you have no options. no judgement about this, it's not praiseworthy, it is not blameworthy.

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But when you tolerate the selfishness of others,

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you know, out of autonomous free choice decision on your part, that that's fine. Let them have it. You know, they want it, let them have it.

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Let's say my spouse, my wife or husband, they want to make that decision. Let them make it, they want to have this thing, let them have it. My You know, my neighbor, my business partner, anyone they wanted, let them have it. Now, if this is an autonomous conduct, then it is certainly praiseworthy. And that is what the CFO is saying here. And he's combining between izhar in the toleration of afara. Combining between altruism, altruism, selflessness, and

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toddler toddler toleration of selfishness, because it is the same people who will the same

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are the people who will be most able to tolerate selfishness. Why is this because those people are God conscious. They are not self conscious.

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Those people are not possessive. They don't have this avarice or greed or shine.

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That makes people

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not act

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with selfishness and that makes people selfish.

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Okay, then see if Rahim Allah said Raja Raja Ansari, in particular, you know, if you want to find, look for the epitome of this behavior, you know, alongside were described to have no show.

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May Allah be pleased with so ansara the who's who, who is described by this verse in sort of harsh way of sirona unfussy model cannot be consulted, alongside alonza. They give the favor others over themselves, even though they are in probation. They have shown this when in margerine came to them and they have given up well, you know, their wealth for to share with mohabbatein.

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So Allah subhanaw taala described them as people who are altruistic people who favor others over themselves, even though they are in probation. And they were the best people to tolerate selfishness, as well. You know, listen to what the prophet SAW someone said to them in a comb settle cone as a rotten Valley first bureau hot data company out of how you win the province of Southern service. Mojave, and Professor solemn said you will

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See, you want to encounter you will encounter SRR you will encounter selfishness

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that is selfishness directed against you that you know, so, you will encounter selfishness after me. So, be patient until you meet me at the pond. How does the pond because it is basically it makes it more

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you know if you if you save the lake, it certainly will be enough for all of Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam but the word pond itself

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is nicer, it makes it feel like or cozy, I guess. So.

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So, first bhairahawa taccone Allah how this will be patient and 30 Meet me at the pond.

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ambulances did basically exhibit that patience and they did not fight they did not compete for for the you know the pleasures of this world.

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And they continue to be people of Assad and people who tolerated.

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Now, keep in mind that this is as you know, as an individual behavior, it is praiseworthy, but that does not mean that as a community, we will allow greedy people to abuse

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you know the unprejudiced people or the less fortunate people we will not allow this as a community as a society, there is a difference between individual practice and collective practice there is a, you know, a society that would allow the greedy to basically, abuse exploit

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others is a society that is basically doomed to failure and destruction, we will not allow this as a society, but individually on an individual level,

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tolerate tolerating this error,

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when it does not basically

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involved in the the people who have shahan Laughlin

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when it does not embolden them, then it is praiseworthy, but also you do not allow it. If it will embolden the people, the people the

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The people have asked are the selfish people.

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They like but but but there is certainly a lot of room for showing this.

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For tolerating Gasol, particularly between spouses, between business partners, between neighbors and so on, there is a lot of room for tolerating this and there is a lot of room when this is praiseworthy, tolerating some degree of selfishness from your companion, your spouse, your neighbor, this or that is praiseworthy.

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Because then, as Jeff talked about the three levels and he said the daughter uilleann toe serum honkala and I've seen a female if Rama la cadena octoberat A Qatari power the UFC to aneko aka

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the first level is the favorite the creation over yourself as long as this does not lead to sim

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and it does not interrupt your journey nor does it waste your time.

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to favor the creation over yourself.

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And here at Dr. Carla Neff seek to favor and follow His creation.

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And it is beautiful that the chef use the product versus you know, Sarah Hawk out and I'm sick

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because the creation includes all creation includes even

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you could go as far as they lose the environment

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because that's part of the last creation and we love the last creation because we love their Creator. We love the creations we love the creatures because we love their Creator as well. So until Sierra falcata and I've said this includes everyone he thought is not limited to your kin.

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That is that you know that may be basically explained on the basis of evolution for instance, to say that it is not limited to your kin and it is not limited to your community and it is not limited to the to your coreligionists p you know to Muslims and it is not limited to humanity and it is not limited to animals. It goes beyond all of this to all of our laws creations. You favor the creations of Allah subhanaw taala over yourself. You have this love for it.

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Creation because you have you because you love their maker, their Creator as origin. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Whoever wants to be moved from the Hellfire and enter paradise for 30 minutes to Wyoming Billa Yamanaka have been used

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for 30 million overloaded with alpha, at the NASA level, you have been yota Eli, let him

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let him not die except while believing in Allah and The Omen alpha, the Hereafter, and let him also treat the people as he likes to be treated, or do onto people that which he wants to be done on to him.

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And that is an S, it's basically all people. It is not just

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who even though when a who is mentioned that does not it's not necessarily limited to

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two Muslims,

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about the children of Adam, particularly when it talks about, you know, having kids has acts of business and transactions, the mention of here as Natalie points out, and much more, and others dimension of Africa here is not limited to his Muslim brother.

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Okay, so I'm totally on count, to favor the creation. And that's all the creation, not limited to your family, not limited to your Muslim Brothers, not limited to humanity, all of the creations as the prophet SAW Selim said, equally, cabinet in Iraq, but in South Africa, there is a reward for any kindness, that you extend to any living animal. Capital rapa means moist liver means an animal that has a liver that has you know, so, it means that there is kindness there is reward in any act of kindness extended to any living animal.

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Female Monica Dena, but here is what what, what is important to emphasize this is important

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for the pleasure of the people,

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because if you favor the people for the pleasure of the people, then that will lead you to sinfulness that will lead you to transgression, disobedience, because the people may want you to do things that are sinful, what are you going to do them?

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If you are favoring the people for the pleasure of the people that keep in mind, if you favor the people for the pleasure of the people, this will be inconsistent. Because when you favor people for the pleasure of the people ultimately and undoubtedly you would want some level of reciprocity here. You will want some payback you will want some you know recognition from the people. But if you favor the people for the pleasure of Allah, you will be consistent that altruism will not be contingent on reciprocity, that altruism will be absolute and will be consistent. You will do it until you until the end of your life, the you know, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and Hobbes above now.

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Basically, the Halley's Comet embodies this altruism for the sake of Allah, that will be consistent, never interrupted, because it is not contingent on reciprocity, he set off

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an awkward organ ama this reportedly monogamous, authentically awkward non settlement Pathak argument However, manhatten mk wireform, si, like your Aqua, banana or banana, join those who cut you off. Basically Be kind to your relatives who are unkind to you, who cut you off, join the kinship or the ties of kinship or the ties of the womb

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or Ottoman hammock and give to those who withhold from you give to those who are stingy, who are mildly miserly with you will form an essay like and forgive those who transgress you.

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Wrong Do you so that is culturalism for the sake of Allah

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consistently for

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their entire life

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unless they are basically seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala.

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To do it, we, you know, with with lack complete lack of reciprocity have unless you're seeking something that transcends this universe, you know, and transcends your worldly existence, you're seeking Gemini, you're seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. That is how you could continue to be consistently altruistic.

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Despite the lack of reciprocity, despite the lack of recognition. Keep in mind, altruism could be in in ways, you know.

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egoist, psychologists would always say that altruism and self regard because altruism could often be self regarding it could be you could be altruistic for that feeling of,

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you know, for, for that feeling of nobility of magnanimity of virtue of righteousness, you want to feel good about yourself, and you want to have this sort of self recognition.

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But if you're not getting any recognition from anyone around you, it will fade out, you know, that altruism will fade out, some people will continue to be altruistic, as long as they giving some recognition.

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But the people who will be able

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to carry on, despite the lack of any recognition.

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And despite you know, something else, also, despite the need

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people who are altruistic for the sake of

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their self recognition,

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their self regard and self recognition, you want to look in the mirror and say to yourself, I am good, you know, I am generous, I am not miserly people who do this for the sake of self recognition, according to the Maslow hierarchy of needs that we've discussed before.

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A Hierarchy of Needs

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self transcendence, but he included before his death, he talked about self transcendence, but self actualization would be here, self esteem would be here, sense of belonging, you would be here, security and safety would be here. And down here is basically your essentials, your physical needs, water, air, food, your physical needs.

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So you you're not looking for self esteem, self regard, self recognition, and then you have secured your basic needs, and then secured safety and security. And then you have this sense of belonging and love, and so on. And then you look for self esteem, before self actualization, which is basically to reach your potential reaching your potential and finally, sexual transcendence. When you try to reach the infinite.

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altruistic people are altruistic for the sake of people for the sake of self recognition, even forget about recognition where others, they want to secure this first, and then secure this, you know, so they want to have their needs first, and then give the extra for that feeling of, you know, self recognition, and for self self esteem, but what about the people who go all the way to the top

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despite being in provision, despite the need for the bottom? their basic needs? You know, what about the people the last panels are described in the Quran? We have a monaca Hamada, how be miskeen and why a demon why Sierra and Soraka insane, and they give food despite their need, how beer means despite their need, it means love. Because they they love it. They will they wanted, it means here despite their need. So they are given food, despite their need for it to the miskeen the orphan and the ESEA CRS captive Can you know is is a lot of talking about Muslim captives here. No, he's talking about non Muslim captives.

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He saw here applies to everyone, even the SEC or the captive that was fighting against you, that was basically

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desiring to kill you or wanting to get you in more than you give them your food. And that's what the Sahaba did with their captives, they gave them their food, despite their need for this food. So you know, they share their food with the captives. If you do this, if you do this, the spy, the fact that you did not really secure your basic needs yet, but you are being altruistic, that means there is something transcendent higher than

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your your needs, you're not really acting here out of inclination, you're acting, you're out of duty and obligation, you're acting out of the pursuit of the pleasure of that transcend, that the divine, God allows.

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so when you act, when you act for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala, certainly this ethos will not be the type of ethos that will be sinful, he will not favor people over yourself in a way that is sinful, or you will not do favors for people that are sinful. And also when I apply like italica and it will not interrupt your journey will not interrupt your journey. Like you do not allow the people to distract you from your journey or interrupt your journey back to Allah subhanaw taala whether you've seen about a collector, nor does it waste your time, know,

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your time. So if someone you know, some people may like to be entertained for hours, like someone may like it, some people may like to sit down and socialize, and, you know, chat for hours. And so sometimes the brothers after Southeast Asia, they could sit down for

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you could sit down until it's close to the time for fat, and they're chatting. Now you're you're entertaining someone you could say, you know, that's easy. You know, I would have wished to go home and study or pray or do something more beneficial. But I'm doing Isa Remember, this is not the right type of Isa, you know, this is wasting his time and your time, you're better off telling him let's just do something like worthwhile, beneficial

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and just go anyway.

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But then

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to do this favor the creation over yourself concerning that will you know without this obeying the law, without

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slowing yourself down on your journey, without wasting your time, you will not be able to do this except with three qualities. The Sheikh said while I will start out in lobby Saraswati is here with our women who are not sure what Raka TV macadam and of luck, but our women have booked the first one, how do you do this? How do you favor the creation over yourself without this obeying Allah subhanaw taala without wasting your time without interrupting your journey? How do you do this three things, limit a book esteeming rights esteeming the rights of others, you know, to recognize the the the the weight of this in in our Deen

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to discharge your obligations towards others, to honor the rights of others esteeming rights

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and the rights here are Firstly, the rights of Allah subhanaw taala the rights of the Ummah collectively, the rights of the messenger someone prior to this after I lost metadata, the rights of the oma collectively. And you know the rights of humanity, the rights of the rights of everyone over you have the rights of

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the environment has rights without a facade of a body of valuable records of alien ness. You know, corruption has appeared in land and sea because of what the people have earned, you know, so that everything has rights over you. So you have to honor those rights.

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I would go as far as saying, you know, as an ambassador on behalf of this owner, you have so many obligations, you have an enormous burden you want

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As a man, or a woman of, you know, integrity, honor, piety, to be acting all the time out of duty and obligation, not desire an inclination to be mindful of Allah subhanaw taala all the time and act out of duty and obligation.

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Don't pick your nose in public, you are Muslim.

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That, you know, as it goes as far as this, to pick your nose in public that there's so many people disgusting. So they will they will say look at, you know, this Muslim guy

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and look at their lack of manners, lack of advocates. No, you want to be always acting with this sense of duty and obligation.

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And basically represent your own matter represent your dean, in the best way possible. As you know, as sort of an acting ambassador, on behalf of your oma on behalf of your dean, on behalf of your messenger, show everyone,

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you know, the products

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of this Dean, you are one of them.

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So, Tom Lehman, hello esteeming rights, rights of a law, the rights of the messengers, the rights of humanity, the rights of the environment, the rights of the rights of your family, the rights of your spouse, the rights of your neighbor, the rights of your business partner, all the rights of all the people

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to value them to esteem them to honor them is the first thing second and certainly you could do this by learning you know, learn about the rights of others on you, you know, the app and the Hadith about the rights of others on you, and the more you learn, the more inshallah you will honor those rights, then the CFC MK to show a boring miserliness a boring miserliness not sure how boring miserliness

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that is important, it is important to that, you know, you understand that all of this comes from show

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all of this selfishness comes from possessiveness comes from greed comes from avarice, you know, and that is, some people are, you know, Shoreham dude is not limited to money, by the way.

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100 is not limited to money, dude, which is generosity, their

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generosity with your money is one of the forms of generosity. But there is generosity with your life, martyrs, the they sacrifice their life for their community. There is generosity with your honor, with your prestige, there is generosity with your positions of leadership.

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There is generosity with your knowledge, there is generosity with your time.

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There are many types of generosity that are even more valuable than generosity with your money. And for certain people, like if you're Bill Gates or someone

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generosity with your money, it's pretty easy, because and that does not mean that it is not praiseworthy, it is praiseworthy, to be generous with your money, because you could still be Bill Gates, and you're stingy. But that is not, you know, one of the, you know, gray sort of

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most effective philanthropist in the history of humanity is Bill Gates, Bill and Melinda Gates, better melinda gates. Both are are. So we're not set. We're not trying to pick on anyone here. But what I am saying that it is much easier to be generous with your money meant to be generous with your time, you know, like spending time with your family, for instance, or, like spending time on behalf for to serve someone who needs help or do this or that. So, generosity is not limited to money shot is not limited to money either. So you want to be generous, and you want to hit shots or stinginess, miserliness you could be miserly with your life, your honor, your time your knowledge

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or you can be generous.

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So abhorring miserliness. And then he said, What Roberto fee macadam II of luck desire in magnanimity. What Roberto fee Makarem desire in

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is a there is a hadith that is reported by of novelists and jabber and many other Sahaba from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam are reported by Bharani and others. A beautiful Hadith in which the prophet SAW Selim said in a larger meeting he had with Jamal and some reports to inhabit Jude a large amount hebdomad Why don't you humble dude? In some reports Korean when you have good karma and some reports no leave when you have been Nova. So Allah It was beautiful he loves beauty is generous and loves generosity.

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He even says in some reports clean and loves cleanliness.

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And then the profits in the law your head boom, I'll do more. We're economics a fancy House of surfer in a la hebbal Maria Maria the law likes magnanimity and character. A lot likes the ability. Allah likes chivalry you could say that revelry is also another synonym for this. So Allah likes magnanimity likes nobility likes chivalry and character.

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And he dislikes

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Sephora, Sephora or sub surfer, and he dislikes triviality.

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superfluous conduct, you know, trivial conduct, foolishness.

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Was there any better word of Safa? Yeah, foolishness triviality, superfluous conduct.

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So, desire in magnanimity.

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All of this requires, you know, all of this requires effort. All of this requires thoughtfulness. All of this requires deliberation. All of this requires freedom and autonomy from your inclinations from your instincts, it requires to be to be conscious of your conduct all the time, to be watchful of your conduct all the time, because it is not easy. Most of us act out of inclination all the time. What What is more comfortable, what is more desirable, you know what is easier.

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That is how we act most of the time, but how Allah wants you to act out of duty and obligation. Allah wants you to act out of, you know, consciousness of him, being conscious of him all the time. Then the SEC said what dadada to Sonia, Isadora de la, la la vida de la, we're in hazmat fee mehan with our pilot fee hillmorton. Well, da fan who tolu L button.

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So the second level is favoring the pleasure of Allah over the pleasures of others, even if this resulted in great hardship, cost a great price, and overwhelmed one strength and body. Even if this resulted in great hardship, ultimate fee, Hillman was stuck with that fee and more than cost a great price, while the total burden and overwhelmed one's strength and body. So here

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allies Thank you The first type of a star you will favoring others over yourselves. Now the second type, you're favoring Allah over others, favoring Allah over others, regardless of the cost, regardless of the burden, regardless of the hardship, you know, epic loss, we're not going to ask for insights, we're not lost, you're bound to be tested. So we're not going to answer it says, once you have a manual, well, I'm eurosai heart they believe, and that righteousness, worked righteousness, what also been hacked and enjoying each other to the truth. What is coming after this was also the sub, enjoying each other to patience, because undoubtedly, you will get to that point,

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if you continue to.

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To better to have faith and to work righteousness, and to enjoy and others the righteousness undoubtedly, those who hate righteousness will test you will oppose you will fight you and you will need that patience, regardless of the cost. Regardless of the burden. You will continue to favor the Allah subhanaw taala over others he thought it Allah Allah at the moment cephei cetera we administer a man

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may Allah bestow mercy on both of them. He said the RRB out about naza to Latter Day,

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Rama Yara via Areva naseeha to LA to drug

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After Bella Allah Maya hora via the pleasure of people is unattainable is an end of that this is a goal that is unattainable for Allah Just mind your own business here what is good for you your own well being.

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That does not mean that we are cruel to people that we're we don't want to please them we want to please them, but we want to please them for the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah. We want to please them for the pleasure of Allah it's part of you know what pleasing Allah, the prophet SAW Selim said last quarter, last quarter ness for instance, he is not grateful to Allah, He who is not grateful to the people, he is not grateful to Allah. He who is not grateful to the people ask for llama last coronas. So we do want to please the people we do want to do good by the people to please them to make them happy. Absolutely. But not at the expense of displeasing Allah. The Prophet sallallahu

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Sallam said, Men are banessa besotted besotted la sakalava let us have an SLA on an audible La Habra, satin millionaires. Robbie illawarra nasaan this heavy foods report, Mariah and I have been in different wordings

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by Viviana have been in different wordings, from our era the alarm on others. So whoever pleases whoever this whoever

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pleases the people at the expense of this pleasing Allah, Allah will be displeased with him and will make the people displeased with him. And whatever pleases Allah they expensive this pleasing the people Allah will become pleased with him and will make the people pleased with him as well. So work for you know the one and whose hands are the hearts of the people.

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If you want to win the hearts and minds of the people work for Allah subhanaw taala according to you know the instructions of Allah subhanaw taala he will you know help you heard the hearts and minds

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he will grant them for you not just here and it's not like a life helping you with but Allah will grant you your wish. Your desire

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so is there is like

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if we have time for this but

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it's about you know pleasing the people is unattainable.

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the Center for Cairo detention de forma ghanimat steady en la hakam.

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way Martin is our facto drug to me mathema audit deliberateness but I put them in animalism. So he says that I left the hook to the hike to Chicago Ella Dr. Jim, I laughed. Then they said, Why don't you show decency, but some to ficado? Allah

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baccatum for colorata person when I cry, they said why don't you smile? And when I smiled, they said he showed off. And when I have asked to when I found, they said

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now his true nature comes out. But America now his true nature comes out.

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Second to Chicago clearly said I stayed silent. They said he's inarticulate.

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I spoke not too far. Luca zero Kelvin. I spoke and they said he's a chatterbox. He's to talk

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and then Harlem to Picabo Sania algebra. I showed for forbearance, they said he is he scoured the behavior of cowards.

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Well caravaca dependent upon if he if he was capable, he would have invented himself.

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A BSL two I showed courage bravery

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for car whistles to follow live I shouldn't be the bass. So when I he said that he is imprudent it's it's big, you know hit this courage is improve this.

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Auto rotation V or mechanical steady and low hakam and he would have not been this daring. If he had

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If he was wiser, if he was wiser he would have not been this there.

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And then he's

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Yakutia is a controller. They say he's oppositional every time I say, No, they say he's oppositional. And if I say now they would say he's like a toady imitator. He's a Ma, he's an imitator fabrique, to aneema origin avant Nast. And I realized that as long as I seek the pleasure of the people for the Buddha, minimalism, there is no way that except to always be

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I will always be in distress as well, as long as you are, this is what you're seeking, you'll be in distress. And I Bolla is easy. And the guarantee, you know, he told you do this and this and that, and I guarantee you My pleasure,

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the pleasure of the people is difficult.

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And it is not worthwhile.

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So work for the people and show altruism and you know, work for their happiness work for their well being, work for their welfare, for the pleasure of your Lord, for the pleasure of yours.

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So, how can you do this? How can you set a law over the people it is it is not easy, it is not easy, because the people are always in your face and you will always want to their pleasure, you always want recognition by them. You always want praise, you always want acceptance, that is here. sense of belonging and love. That is a basic human need. And a lot does not want you to give up your basic human needs. But are they expensive, have this pleasing, last monitored, you don't secure this need at the expense of this pleasing? Allah subhanaw taala above Eros it has been attributed taraba but it may have been a boo Pharisees and he may have not been addressing Allah if it if it is raba and

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if she was addressing your love and certainly the verses are beautiful, as time said when when so whoever said this horrible for us

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for later capacitor will hire to Marina to him while he took a photo and an emo Babu.

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While I talk about an AMA without a wish you are pleased when I'm with Babu

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even though all the people are angry or are displeased with me

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when I tell Avi benei avena can Iran and I wish the bond between me and you is strong? Avenida bannerlord, Amina karabo and all that which is between me or all the bonds between me and the rest of the world are cut off or in ruins. it as a hummingbird would do Falco, aloha Iran, if you truly love me

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for goodloe hyena then everything else is is insignificant. Everything else that does not matter. It as a hummingbird would do for kulu if you truly love me then everything else does not matter or Coloma fell cut rabbit or Abu and everything above the dust will turn into dust everything above the dust of

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the earth will turn into dust.

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Then he said that this is not attainable you know this to favor a las panatela over all others is not attainable except with three qualities. He said the soundness of one's homecoming

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the table out the soundness of one's homecoming your homecoming is basically your return to paradise. It is you know you want to have momentum here basically so that you are not pulled back you're not distracted you want to keep your momentum on this path so that your journey is not interrupted. You do want basically as rahimullah said to have

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this idea

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to let this

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be heard by your heart all the time. Yeah, you have to have some of mine are de la cara de moda for the hollyfield depending on what eternity Yeah, man now are you tranquil soul Lj Waylon

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Begin returning to the board after Steve allowed, that is the soundness of one's homecoming. You know if you are hearing this in your ears all the time, at a jail either a big one of some minor jail Arabic, or you tranquil soul returned to your soul, you will start the journey in return, you will start the journey back home

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to your hometown in Paradise, that is where you belong. That's where you belong. That's where he came from.

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But even out of the soundness of one's homecoming, you know, you can always say that I am you know, I want to go back I want to return but you're not you're not showing any signs you're not packing you're not how, you know you're traveling tomorrow, but I don't see any signs that you you actually are traveling and you actually want to travel.

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So booty Bella with your husband is now mahkota Sabri the witness of one's Islam and the strength, the strength of one's resolve COVID sobre strength of one's resolve, that is how you continue on this path and not

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be distracted about his ability to satisfy so he started laughing. He served our fed milk.

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Some man, Turku, Turku de Roja Tikka is out of luck, some of a battle county

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adonijah to satisfy the third level, there's one's denial of their altruism out of recognition that it is only a law who favors whomever he pleases. He thought he thought

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he thought he thought alike means here, you know, I know it's it's a long sentence to translate three words but that is what it means. It is basically to deny your own ethos or

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to deny that you're out you know, to deny your own altruism

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out of recognition that it is actually Allah who favors so whenever whenever you favored someone, it is a lot who favored him was this because Who are you to favor someone else? Because and then he explains here phenol? How did he start our milk?

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This is because this is so because one's claim of altruism is a false claim of ownership. If you think about your altruist, if you think about your favoring others, you

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have the delusion, you first have the delusion that you own something and you give it up. But he actually did not own anything. So he did not give up anything. There was no altruism in your part whatsoever. It is Allah who divides those shares have he accept what caused more losses, these are shares the law divides. And Allah basically, provided for this person through you, you were just like a relay point. They're just a went through you, but a lot provided for this person through you. So when you showed altruism, it was actually Allah, providing for this person through you, he decreed that he will provide for him through you, he would have been able to not make it go through

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you, he would have been able to provide for him without you doing anything without the money going through you. Or you shown any

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Isa. And then he said so Metallica. So who do you who from Metallica, who do etica in sarala.

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Then one must refrain from beholden their desire, their denial of their altruism. The sheath wants you here to strip off any remains of your ego.

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This is the third level, this is the level of self dissolution, where your self moves away from the center

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of your thought, this is the level of self annihilation or practice on the surface Sunni form of self annihilation, so that she tells you here, then, after you have denied your izhar you said I have no power. I have no influence. I have no How would I have no power It is Allah who provided for him through me. You want now to not be hold your denial of Isa

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because your denial of ethos is your action. And if you're still mindful, conscious of your action, you're conscious of yourself. your self is still at the center of your universe. The ship wants you to remove yourself from the center of your universe. So the law god bless

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comes out the center of your universe. And then he will tell you that after you have refrained from beholden your denial of your entire summary back to character, then you need a you must be unconscious of your refraining from beholding your denial of inside. So I bet okay it is complete your complete sort of

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death of your consciousness.

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So, so that you are not conscious, not of your actions and not of your abstentions because you are not conscious of your ego all together. You're not conscious of your ego all together.

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We've talked about it for so many times and we've explained what it means for the party now that has nothing to do that comes from the Midlands