Manazil as-Sa’ireen #44 – Chapter on Humbleness
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begin with a chapter on humbleness.
And last time we finished
the first novel,
he starts by and then he finds the topic that he will address. And then he classifies that
he divides it into three different levels.
Level one connection, now we will finish level two and three, the station which is the station of fundamentals,
fine, sometimes the levels are not necessarily on top of each other, sometimes they overlap, sometimes they parallel.
So, here those are not the right of
me, because the first
dress was the dean, which was basically to show humbleness before the revelation before the revelation. And the second one is,
you know, addressing,
you know, to show humbleness before humanity before the third one is a
mature one without some kind of a god. So, what I will do today is just refresh our memory, I will just read
the finish line and the first level, and then we will talk in some detail about the
Chapter 100, on humbleness, Hello 97. And the servants of most gracious are those who walk on the earth, in humility, with humbleness and humility
So, that is basically the walk
up to the solid half
what is that and sometimes it's a definition to some suspect consensus definition. Sometimes it's a description
or clarification of the meaning or its technical usage. So, he says
bla bla bla bla sold at the top Hakuna Matata humbleness is for the servant to give in to the height of the truth, to give into the light of the truth that we said that this means that you surrender which means, it is not about looking a certain way although you should be you should not look arrogant, but it is not merely about that or it is not primarily about that it's about
it can be hard, like a conviction and hard hard conviction.
And it is about an attitude an attitude that is internal before it is external, it is about surrendering to the truth of the truth when we attack you with might you surrender and you do not show resistance. And then he says
Dino Who am
I logged in according to the first level is humbleness before the revision it means that one will not oppose the transmitted evidence by irrational one can we define when you talk about the classification of infinitive and the
classification of the transmitted evidence transmitted between clients and something was transmitted to us from a loss point. So, it is not something that is necessarily rational the basically the product of our reasoning, it is something that we receive product or loss either through the transmission of the narratives, then we suddenly have definitive you know, rational that is definitive, rational
What is speculative? We also have textual which was the revelation for me in the summer that is definitive speculative, and we said that
and we said one definitive answer.
And that is after due process due process is really no
one was expected to know that, you know, this speculative means what you think it means,
and you learn more and more and more. So, one definitive perspective, we will give precedence to the definitive, textual, transmitted, or the rational will give the person
when speaking and speaking with him,
he will do, he will get to that next revelation, because the rational
evidence to see the social constructs and individual biases and, you
know, whatever you were taught
your surroundings, your society, and that is not necessarily always true. Oftentimes, oftentimes, many times it is not true, it's not correct. So, in this case, after you after you have done your own work and you have known everything that you need to learn,
then he will give precedence to the speculative textual evidence over irrational
values said what I want to get into Lila is my question supremacy the religion, he will always question his or her intellect will always question their intellect
versus questioning or doubting or suspecting
what I don't think it should be like the brain
does not find an excuse or the versions for disobedience and they burn us. And we said that this is our second Vatican lobby area and the metathetical Basia what is the comment about
her this will not be accomplished except by recognizing that salvation is dependent dependent on having insight, which is you know, a gift from Allah is trying to break your ego is just telling you that you can do it on your own
is saying that salvation is dependent dependent on having insight, not outside insight, not bizarre. So, not everyone has the specific
even if they are intellectually intelligent OCR is is different. It's more subtle is a grant from the last
part of the discuss, part of it was acquired learning more.
essentially censored ingredient that was here is that gift from Allah subhanaw taala.
Whatever a lot of non brand clients will have no life
what is the Kama Sutra he said it's not accomplished except you know salvation is dependent on having inside straightness comes only after having trust in our dialogue, when a beta
clarity is attainable only through proper evidence to the proper.
Then we will now talk about about the study.
So the first one he was talking about, not suspecting your theme, not exaggerating or not over estimating your intellect your intelligence.
That was one of my of the first one. And we talked about this in detail last time, so we should not repeat it. Remember last time, we just said a little bit of philosophy or may divert you from the dean or Vegas guide you and more when you're back?
Because it is the arrogance that people have, you know a little bit of any discipline or any topic and how you start to like, be familiar with the terminology of this topic or this discipline.
Your ego comes into the picture and your ego is the darkest thing that will obstruct your insight. It is the darkest medium that will obstruct your insight and will come in and when when's the right time.
capitalize on this little knowledge that you have
capitalized on interest, you know for you self esteem and show it off and Austin, Asia, etc.
Then now he will talk about the second level which is being humble with creations of Allah subhanaw taala. He says
adonijah to stand here and talk about being ready and happy to be here and I've seen them in a misdemeanor.
The second level is to accept as your brothers, those whom Allah accepted as his Muslim service, accept as your brother or sister, those who are accepted as his Muslim service, and thought about the morality of the beginning of care for the minimum stay in Africa.
Accept as your brothers are those who ally accepted as his Muslim service. So if, if he was enough to be accepted by Allah as a Serbian, and you are just going on a server of God, that easier equals easier brother, not only easier equal, but he has your beloved brother.
So that is the basis of whatever which is allegiance.
allegiance means and he lives those are the servants of of law means.
The servants of a lot means what it does not negate allegiance to you know, other bases of allegiance to your family and your neighbors and so on. But it is the utmost the highest, and the ultimate form of Allegiance. And this allegiance means that you have removed your ego from the center of your universe, but Allah is not our center is at the center of your universe, not your ego. So those who are closest to him are closest to you.
Not necessarily those who are closest to you, those who are closest to him, are closest to you, because he is at the center, you're equally as moved out from the center and have walked away from for a year in your one point you're looking from outside, not from inside your ego, but not the past.
So, as long as you are looking from inside your house inside your ego, then you will determine people's proximity to or distance from you on the basis of what
nice they are to your ego. You know, how good they are to you how generous they are with you. But now your ego is removed from the center, it's a law center and who is one closest to him. So, your most beloved and our last creation will be the prophets of Allah, because he is the closest to Allah to Allah of his creation
determine when you have intense love for nothing but harm or smell and runny or the alarm, right. So, why you have not seen single
and we have not done any personal favorite although they have been your favorites, but you may have not you may not be able to see.
But, but they are most relevant to you because they are missing a lot of
But in this particular point, that is your army has like a beautiful balance here. The formula is really beautiful here. He said that he would accept him as a brother.
You accept him or her as a brother or sister. If he lacks empathy and his servants, you accept them as your brothers who were brought to the word of the brothers
or sisters or equal. So it is it is not survivalists. It is not slavish submissiveness to the creation that complete submissiveness the absolute submissiveness is the love of the Creator. Not that variation. So, and
we accept everything from the prophets of Allah just because the creator told us he is my messenger, he will not
basically relate to you from me something that I do not approve of. So because of this, we accept everything that the prophets Allah gives us.
But inherently no creation is deserving of this ultimate convenience, it is only a loss of power.
So, integrations are your equals, but all of them are
What about your parents or about your shoe or about you know, people who have, you know, value favors and
so on how could you treat them as equals they are not equal supposedly should not be equals to shoot your parents as equals. If they're equals in the sense of equality in humanity, you know they're equal.
But in relation to or when it comes to your relationship with them, they're not your equals for sure. But even then, it is not slavish submissiveness. Even when the prophet SAW something upsetting.
For him, I said, there is no atheists, no Indians is doomed for any macro for any creature creation, at the expense of disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. So it is still critical obedience, it is still not the absolute obedience, you will have to figure out first is this pleasing to Allah or not pleasing to Allah, and then you listen and obey.
So the concept of surrendering yourself to your shave like the dead body, like a dead body in the hands of a washer, is not an acceptable Congress concept. They used to argue the Sahaba, the Junior sahabas used to argue with have a background
to that extent, in modality liking and problem solve some of them and then the last part of data reveal this woman who have
a certain journey the beginning of summer.
So she argued with the profit cells, I don't want to sell a lot of the disorder and I thought it was important her position against her husband, the prophet SAW someone that did not know in the beginning because he had not received the revelation. So she continued to to convey to the Catholics or Salah until, you know, Allah subhanaw taala supportive is in her position. But once you know that the circulation and this is, you know, chromosome seven is relating to your revelation from Allah subhanaw taala, then you have to listen and obey with anyone else with Abu Bakr and Omar who would have been most deserving of this complete obedience, the Sahaba not really extended that can be an
absolute, unqualified, uncritical obedience to the best of
the best of this nation after the muscles are about most of our lives. So there is that you are not like a dead body in the hands of your washer. And whoever said this, they may have some of the people who say that's me have some good means like good intentions, but the phrase itself the statement itself is not acceptable.
Then the chef Rahim Allah said,
never deny your enemy that right. never denied your enemy. There right. And that is that is the litmus paper test. It is a it is not humbleness. You know, you walk in, you walk into the restaurant and you're very nice and you're raised so that you need to first allow people who who look extremely humble who are perceived as the most humble people, they could be the most targetable people in the show. They're socially smart. There is a difference between humbleness and social smartness. Social smartness is easy. Hello people can be socially smart
label they will look humble they will convince you that they are humble and you will go home and say you know humble HDFS or her home Baba you know professor is or doesn't that they're just
humbleness is when you truly not see yourself superior to or above anyone you know, because he won't learn how to read your life. You don't know where you want to be, you know, no one knows. So this person no matter how they may look to you or they
could end up repenting and could end up in Paradise and
you could end up the misguidance No, no, no my nose. So if you will always Humble yourself this just this very soft that no one knows. He is extremely hungry.
No one except my legs.
the litmus paper test is not how humble you are with your friends and your students or your you know, nice neighbors. The end of the litmus paper festivities how comfortable you are with your enemies
the week after
You never deny your enemy, the right laws, and so many
people's hostility, to not allow people's Anima animosity, there must be they
sort of treat you with grant allowed this animosity and allow this possibility to make you unjustly just before because it's also propriety. Also for it to be just justice as universal is absolute, you know, it's it's there is no contingencies, you have to be just to hold people at all times.
Now, and humbleness here means that you will allow your, your your efforts and not necessarily lie, but where he say an enemy because he tells you even though what your adversary your opponent, you're having an argument with your spouse, and you run her and
then many of us would they will do is if you recognize that you're a bit pious, you'll say, Okay, I'm sorry, I, you know, I, I'm sorry, I was wrong.
But don't overdo it now, you know, stop said I'm sorry. No, that is that is
that is absolutely you know, humble look at
the man came to ask
for that for
a bargain somewhere money from someone and he gave us
about a seven and then he came to the province of Southern forestry,
and the Sahaba were fascinated by his attitude attitudes towards the profits or loss and they wanted to stop he wanted to deter him. So, he said that in order to have a copy of that, who in an excited and happy makalah let
me let him vent up, you know, hey Misaki good, Happy bacala because the one who has a right
is invite them to speak or to you know, to demand his right is entitled to speak the one has the right is entitled to speak isn't to speak sometimes correctly.
It is not the title, it does not mean that this person has the property in the province.
It does not mean that if you if the province was gonna borrow money from you and come and ask for payment, that you shouldn't be harsh
on in asking for your opinion.
In fact, the opposite when you ask if you are asking for a favor, when you should show them the list should be very gentle and so on.
But from from
the side of the province
to say that no people are necessarily in a fight, not all people are fairly
gentle, or they can speak gently, some people are
it is wrong. But if they have right, allow them to better allow them to speak a little bit more than you want.
It also appears cows if you hurt your spouse or you're wrong, their spouse or your partner or your neighbor and they are venting out and they exceeded the limits a little bit
because the one who has a right is trying to speak in
is somewhat controversial in its authenticity and have a locker but even back to another one.
So I have to be careful.
Salmon itself is somewhat controversial.
But you know some of the scholars consider them to be Hashem some of the scholars accepted it as reliable. Obviously an Asana concern was a dude who
then the profits of lost money and then after
and he was not only harsh, but he was also like offensive, insulting, impolite.
Children of optimal quality for the family quality or delivery.
not insulting and you all are was present to figure out how
to use talking to the proper
Jewish man talking to the proper 70 setting in your life when you come from a delinquent family a little bit overstepping his limits here. And then the practice of law
is also when armor was was about to stop in the province of
Santa Ana, he, you know,
neither me nor I needed this from you, you should have followed me, just as it should have told me to
have the order the honor, to give to thank him, and to give her an extra like 29 hours more than what he
what he owed him, just because I'm scared. So you said demo, because you scared him, give him some more can say the event said is a events after all,
that I have not done this except because I have seen all of the signs of prophethood that I know about the last prophet Muhammad SAW, except for this one less evil.
That, you know, the aggression against the hem increases and only in him for bears.
So nothing I wanted to test. And I wanted to I wanted to
accept except for Islam and divided
as a marker.
the point here is that humbleness is not about being gentle or being humble. That was your friends and family members, students with the litmus paper testers come home when you are when they are adversaries, somebody's arguing your ego is insulted. And what do you allow your ego to over take your intellect and to overtake your parties? Or take your heart at that point? Or would you be able to control yourself? Because, you know, if you're gonna trade and if you're not internally humble, who has a show of humbleness,
then you will think that you will fail when you get really insulted.
Sometimes you could, you know, depending on how intelligent you are, and how socially smart you are, you can handle science to still show forebears. And it is
it is it's still about your level of interest, self interest.
But truly, truly humble people are people who will be doing this because they don't see the
They don't perceive themselves as superior to anyone and allies at the center of the universe, not their ego,
then see if I can sample and talk to them in a more positive izea. When I'm in
my view, I accept excuses from those who seek to be excused. If someone comes and apologizes, you accept that execute
quickly without blame.
We said if it is if you're the one
who wronged me, partner,
you will allow the partner to vent out. You will you will humble yourself enough to allow your spouse to bend down as much as much as he or he wants. Because you did something wrong.
You know, acknowledgement of wrongdoing is not enough. It's not enough to say I'm sorry. And that's it. Stop here.
Well, that was not enough for them. So allow them to vent. But when it is the other way around, and that is that we will talk about next time. The magnanimity that we will talk about
in the next class in the next session is about magnanimity. And to do what it means is to always exceed overdue.
overdue others like to basically
count on your reserve your psychological reserve
tolerate the behavior of others. When it is you, you restrain yourself. You don't ask others to restrain themselves all the time, but you are straining yourself all the time. Here. It's the other way around. Let's say that your spouse wronged you.
Or your like your cousin, your sibling, your business partner, your neighbor home do.
And then they came to apologize, they came to apologize. In this case, first class. Last pannacotta says to replicate when Asakura suffers
and suffers a lead.
Mira possibile suffers a
certain resentment, cluster sufferings Amina.
It's automatic, it's replicated fast, faster. Probably when I saw that idea was on cell phones. I mean, forgive gracefully. Forgive gracefully means what? Forgive about David
was asked about sufferings and you don't have to intervene.
So suffering to mean you know, graceful patience without complaining, soft hands. I mean, graceful forgiving, or pardoning is lovely. What happened to me to abandon or desert someone gracefully, is to do it without heart without causing harm. So here, he is talking about
you know, if you are humble enough, they will come and say to you, sorry,
look at what user data is surrounded it, look at what data to use it and what he did. And how he promptly accepted their apology.
without blame, that's a three party pony and he said to them, laughter free valet Korea, there is no blame on you today, there is no blame directed at you to know, what did he do to us?
You know, what is the brother is that,
you know, can you imagine this? And all after he gone through all of this hardship and years in prison,
being removed from his family ion gauge sold into slavery, you know, spending years in prison and then became in September, sorry? And he said No way, you know, and then it just, it'll bring all of your family.
so, that is,
that is magnanimity of character.
Okay. And then the loss of a banjo to satisfy and Fabiana happy patterns in
the third level is to show humbleness before the true what happened? Is that true one that's given up your opinions and customs. Why in service, why isn't his service? So why would I allow service, if I put you away?
You know, it
is it is acutely important that you know that many of our, our acts of worship, Parson's observing,
and if we're truly,
if we're truly thoughtful, we may be looking over time for just one app that is not self serving. Like that's how I used to do and
if you're if you're if you're
and many of us are, unfortunately, many of us, you can see how it could be self serving, to pray alone. At night, in the middle of your bedroom.
You just can't see how this could be self serving. But we did say that this may be just an attempt to
put your conscience to ease
but you're still trying to fit into the mode of being self righteous. Nice, you know, theory covers a row that you have picked the right anyway. Also, don't worry, we don't have to get become completely obsessive because it could become extremely burdensome. If we become obsessive about the last,
we have to be careful. We have to be diligent, we have to do our best but we should not become obsessive because it can become detrimental to our
relationship with a loss.
But it is important to that if we can
We're trying to do this for the sake of our life, your services for the sake of Allah and it is not about what brings you comfort, you know,
some people like yoga,
some people like meditation because it brings them comfort, it is not about bringing comfort to you, it is not even it is not it is not about the comfort of voice, it is not about the comfort of intimacy without loss of morality, that is,
that is not even the goal, the goal is His pleasure, not your comfort, not your pleasure. So, you like to make half an hour and you find this to be easy. You're going back back and forth, back and forth, back and forth. And then, you know, when you have a little bit of an argument, please can control yourself with your wife, with your husband with your you know, when you when you when there is like a contentious dispute over you know $500 with your business partner us here, where is your honor, had to know Murat
may have been self serving, if he really did it did nothing to your Salah may have been self serving, if it does not.
It does not stop you from goodness and abomination or vice whatever, it may just have been some serving. So
your opinions on customs you give that up when you are in a service, what he wants to view is what you should be doing. Now what brings you comfort up and bring the happiness of things your inner peace and serenity. Although eventually, eventually, if you align yourself with his
pleasure and with His Divine Will, you will have this inner self confidence, serenity, but it will not be your ultimate goal and will never be if it becomes it will obstruct you from
seeking pleasure. And then the ship said
prevention is also robot haptic for soccer, the thought of entitlement to his company, last company, the sock puppet Titan last company and this is extremely important because some people would want to say, you know have been praying and fasting for maybe three months now.
Okay, where is that sweetness of faith you guys talk to me about instead I'll get it you know, it's been three years now where's that sweetness of faith you guys can talk to me about
Guess what? You're looking for this weakness. You're not you have not been worse in your life. You have been just looking for sweet you have been looking for comfort you have been looking for stability, you have not been seeking the pleasure of Allah and that is why you're not finding sweetness of faith what happened when you are what what are yours when you seek the pleasure of a loss of power.
From the key points in
the in philosophy and his lessons are more beloved to you then everything is there now you're just for suffering a loss of that you can have that
that will come when he is most beloved to you.
Okay, so we have hopped into some sort of entitlement his company to our last company.
All you can do is just
seek the right means
to be at the right place so that you can get invited by last.
Because if you're not the right place, you will not get the invitation.
But if you think that you are at the right place, just stay there
and continue knocking when it comes to the last one that comes to the last door.
Forget about funny fantasize about knocking feedbacks
because it doesn't apply to
you know, when you when you make a sale that when you knock on someone's door you actually times away, you're not allowed then you leave. Right.
But when when it comes to the last door, you just need
to keep track. You keep knocking but also you're doing the sort of the internal review
The door does not open. Maybe something is wrong about me. Maybe I'm not prepared. I'm not ready. My heart is not pure enough.
That the work and business you're working on that? Why am I knocking?
at the door?
I'm gonna get open for you because it will get open one time at one point. If you're persistent and never started, if you're not the man, if you're not, you don't have to man then
don't make a case that you are persistent and you are patient. It will it will be over for you. Does he keep knocking any while you're doing this internal review
and questioning yourself not suspecting the
question, why am I didn't open the door for me yet.
Just questioning why why am I not entitled? Why am I not deserving? Yeah.
That should be there your question?
Then the CSF. Okay, so you're logged in that sense of entitlement with the creation so you will not have
title to his company? Can you
give that up to become deserving.
And then the last time that the ship said the year as well as on zero, I'm receiving a promotion.
So you will also give up the hope in your image while witnessing him while observing him while in motion I hadn't
given you keep in mind
that you stopped holding your image because that your character ego is the darkest cloud it is the darkest medium, it is the darkest, you know, barrier.
In front of your eyes, that's the eyes of your heart.
You cannot really penetrate this by your own power. You don't have to rely on the boss,
you alone are like the person who is at the bottom of the ocean. How can
talk about it.
You know, we set us up
the darkness sets out this ego of Uranus is like the ocean.
Like darkness is in
like a vast ocean. You have shadow mountain and Rocky Mountain properties have been discovered by layers and layers of waves, you know that waves come in late.
And on top of that,
on top of the waves, there are clouds. In waves, there are clouds, you can imagine the darkness of the bottom of the ocean, you know that the above oceans is, you know, extremely dark
and allows for the other people to have his hand he can see it. You know if he puts out his hand he can see it.
Can you tell him about the bad cramps like we'll have no light
we'll have no light. So
it will shatter here to witness a loss of control.
When not the web is is not basically the power of your eyes. It's the power of this law. It's the power of is like the only the power of his life, in his in his appearance in the divine appears.
When dissipate the darkness of the ego.
Because the darkness is legal. Your eyes will have no power. You're at the bottom of the ocean. Don't tell me how good your eyesight is. You're not gonna see anything. You're able to see your own hair and the bottom of ocean. So it is only the light of the light in the light of his appearance. That's what this is the most darkness.
Therefore, humble yourself.
It is not your insight. It is not your knowledge. It's not even your purity of piety. It is when the light of his appearance decimates the darkness of your ego only then
you will be able to see through your ego to see through your ego and your ego in this case will be like a glass.
he wants us to do. Hopefully,
we'll be able to do some of it.
But there is really no excuse for anyone to be here. There is no excuse whatsoever for us to be arrogant.
It's just pure, pure ignorance.
Now that's one of our
I've been asked to come here after seven