Manazil as-Sa’ireen #49 – Chapter on Willfulness

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I'm about to proceed. Today inshallah we have double Radha or Pamela Raja chapter or station of Raja willfulness. And in fact, we will have our Canon camera. Our camera Roger better. Hi, john Rogers, the pillars and the mandatory actions of it had an ombre hogenom.

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First of all, I would not have said that I would rather come along with Tanaka Colonia Mirage keleti chapter on willfulness Allah, the Almighty said, say everyone acts according to their disposition. Say everyone acts according to their disposition called Cooley Armada keleti say everyone acts upon their disposition, their inclination,

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and that is uncertain.

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And then the sale proceeds the like usual to talk about the definition of an errata. And classification is usual classification into three levels, one for the public, the masses, the commoners, one for

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the elites, and one for House of Horrors, the most elite of the elite or the topmost of the elites. And

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usually like like he always does, he starts with a verse from the Quran, he starts the chapter with a verse from the Quran. irata is about the inclination of the heart, it is about the desire of the heart. Therefore, he chose for Colonia merata shakeela. Tisha karate is this position or his inclination?

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And then he said, rather to melkonian allmodern a appneta. Well, here he Jabba the aisle happy Petipa. irata manconi.

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Iran has

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been at war here and in Jabba todo de la jolla Happy katawa.

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Okay, so in order to makonnen has already modula happening. So what does that mean? It means the Raja willfulness is one of the principal rules of this knowledge, one of the principal rules of this knowledge and its foundational structures, its foundational structures, principle rules of this knowledge, because what is this knowledge, this knowledge of the soul? He's talking about the knowledge of the soul? Why does it Iran? Why does it rather occupy a very special place in the knowledge of the South? Why is it manconi inhabited? The principal roots of this knowledge? Why is it from drama happening at the foundation of the structure of this knowledge? What is the knowledge

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of the self about,

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about how to cut in color, it is about the actions of the heart. Like the knowledge of FERPA is about regulating the actions of the exterior and the actions of the body. The knowledge of the song is about regulating the actions of the interiors, the interior, the actions of the heart. So, if if that is true, if the knowledge of the soul is about hierarchical dominance, the actions of the heart

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then certainly willfulness will take a very special place in this knowledge, because iraida willfulness

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is the the sort of the most consistent action of our hearts, our hearts are always willing, always wanting, always desiring something or another. And this desire could be up you know, optimal sub optimal could be good or bad, but our hearts are always working. That is why the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, as noble as Matt, and Harris will have men as noble as Matt and Harris will have men. Why are as vocal as Matt Harris? What does that mean? Has nothing to smell? most truthful of names? The most truthful of names are and Harris the Taylor the Plowman Plowman or Taylor. What a man mmm comes from what from him him as well. So the willful sort of the would would be a man but that hat

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is is because we are always you know Harris the tiller the ploughman because we were always harvesting the yield of what we plant what we sold. That's right or wrong. Human beings are always harvesting the yield of what the sow and hammam

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which comes from him which comes from well

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hammer is because we are always willing, wanting desiring something or another inclining towards one thing or the other.

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So willfulness is certainly has a very important place in this knowledge.

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And then he said, Well, he'll exhibit to the diet happy party Taiwan well exhibit to the the law in happy potato. It concerns the willful response to the call of the truth, it concerns the willful response to the call of the truth. We talked before about me sometimes it looks like when we talk about those stations sometimes looks like splitting care. We talked before about knee Didn't we and we talked about cost and we talked about

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and

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cost is the direction when when you when you set out on a journey, you will have to direct your your face to destination, you know or your have to face a certain direction.

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You when you walk out of your door you'll have to make a right or left walk straight and you know, so that is cost direction to determine the direction to determine the destination. Once you embark on the path once you embark on this journey

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the is sometimes considered the direction sometimes it's considered sort of almost like

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an A plus an A A plus more than just an A in more than just the intention. We talked last time about us and about resolve right and we said that this is the one the criteria that discerns between the most elite of human beings are the laws women are also the messengers with great resolve have been set apart by Allah from the rest of the messengers which are in the greatest of humanity by one quality one characteristic as a result, or as the mineral grocer, first burger masala has mineral Rasul Be patient like those messengers of great resolve

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have been and we talked about who they are. So now we are talking about willfulness and it may look like so what's the difference between resolve and willfulness? willfulness is he when when he talked about resolve, he talked about Tanaka. He talked about you know, forcing yourself comparing yourself to do what is required of it. Taiwan or Korea willingly or unwillingly? So resolve is when you do things that you do not necessarily desire. willfulness is about power, it is about the willful response to the quality of the truth. It is about wanting, wanting a loss of Thailand a year after Allah doddle after wanting desiring inclining to

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the past that leads you to a Lost Planet Allah and the hereafter.

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The question is how how'd you get there? Because that is that is what matters the most like how do I how do I make myself more desiring of loss upon Allah tala.

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Farah, the hereafter and that's what he will talk about here. He says when he said I see that a jet and it has three levels adonijah two rulers they have they have 100 law that this automatically adonijah to have one only law that

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the first level is about these earning habits by adherence to knowledge, these earning habits by adherence to knowledge.

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And and this is this is where we will talk about the order

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that the chief chose because it is genius is really brilliant of the shift to choose this particular order. He talks about how by the lighter besotted element exerting your habits by adherence to knowledge or better the end literally means what the company of knowledge that you accompany knowledge that you make knowledge your companion and this life and which knowledge is this that's the knowledge of the Revelation the knowledge of the knowledge of Sharia, or an in the center.

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So he's saying that in order for you to be to have this willfulness in order for you to be desiring of the Hereafter, you have to learn knowledge helps in two regards. It shows you that it shows you the proper path to the proper destination

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and

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It motivates you to follow that path. There are two different types of knowledge we must agree that when we learn

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masahisa when we learn

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even sometimes I always say that you could enhanced your Eman by learning fact, because you will learn the wisdoms of the shred era and so on and so forth. But just remembering of the rulings, the memorization of the rulings, does this really motivate you this this meal make you more desiring of allowing the hereafter? likely not? likely not? What does this do? It shows you the past. It shows you it delineates for you the path, the proper path, and it sets barricades on both sides of the past to prevent you from transgression, to prevent you from veering away from the past to your proper destination, right? But if you read the Sierra of the prophet SAW Selim, does that motivate

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you, Sierra of the Sahaba does that motivate you, if you read about heart softeners, and things of that nature, if you read the bottom line, the signs of align the universe, these things might motivate you if you read about death, and you know,

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and all of those things motivate you. So there are two different types of knowledge. They're both important, why? Because one will motivate you to move and one will show you the path that you should be moving on, should be should show you the path that you should be traveling on.

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That was the one that is showing you that the path to travel on is not giving you the energy it is just showing you the path and setting the sort of the signposts on both sides milestones, barricades, and there is a different type of knowledge that will give you the fuel the energy to actually walk down that path. Both are important. And both need we need to stay in the company of both because we do need the motivation. And we do need the guidance to follow the proper path to our destination. So it's better to have one on a lot of songs with the certain habits by adherence to knowledge, what does he mean by deserving habits,

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your biases, your your your your natural inclinations that may not be in agreement with with with with a divine, you know, desire. Have you? Do you have them? Yes, absolutely. The last one is Allah create you with those natural inclinations, some of your natural dispositions may not be good? Yes. You know, we are created with challenges because there are different types of tests and tests in this life and the you are here to be tested. So you were created with certain strengths and weaknesses, and virtues and vices. And that that is basically the story of your life. Your performance, aka

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successful or prosperous is He Who purified and purified his nerves. That's what you do all the time, you're trying to get rid of your bad habits and you're trying to promote your good habits. You're trying to get rid of your biases, those are not just societal biases, those are your individual personal biases. There is a lot of societal biases when you grew up in a certain society you are you you have a ton of biases.

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Whether you grew up in Egypt or grew up in America, you know, you will have a lot of biases

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or you grew up in any in any place, Muslim country, non Muslim country, the culture the society around you when imbibe, infuse like inculcate a lot of biases in you. And those are the ones that you need to sit down and go through them, you know, and try to sort of

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judge them, assess them.

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You know, or measure them by the stick over the meter of the Sharia. Were according to the parameters of the revelation from Allah subhanaw taala. Unless you're ready to do this unless you're constantly ready to do this. And give up your biases give up your inclinations give up your habits, and your natural dispositions that may not be an agreement and the out of the customs. Islam accepts customs we say, you know, a lot of mahatama it's one of the legal Maxim's in Sharia law. The macula means what customs are given consideration. customs are given consideration and judging and in fact, one everything you give to the customs consideration, which customs are those that are given points,

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the consideration the customs that are in agreement with the Sharia law, the customs that are not in you

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greement with Australia, certainly you judge people's speech according to their customs, whether their customs are agreement or not agreement, if someone says something, you judge it according to the customs, you know, the customary usage of that word.

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But when it comes to accepting customs, you know and incorporating certain behaviors and saying that, you know, Islam is like water, it is a transparent, it shows the sort of the, the rocks beneath that, or the

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sort of this the bed of the stream beneath that meaning that Islam doesn't accept different cultures,

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different types of food or attires, or doing things in different ways. Islam does accept that as long as they are consistent with them across of this, Deen and the rulings of this theme. But otherwise,

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affluenza is all about abandoning your biases, and your inferior or evil inclinations, which you have many of them and you have to be aware that you have many of them. That's the first thing when it shifts I talked before about su as London naps and we said that this has to be done in moderation but so is one of enough's, which is to have bad thoughts about yourself to suspect yourself is essential for you to walk on this path. Because otherwise you will not be looking. as Abraham Allah said, hasn't been even FCM non competitive tissue, you will not be investigating you will not be investigating those flaws any

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less, you suspect yourself.

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So that's the first one these are eating habits by adherence to knowledge or accompanying knowledge. The second one What are local, the emphasis static in massive contrast?

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clinging to the breath of the travelers with devotion of intent or devotion or with with clear direction

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or sincere direction.

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So linking to the breath of the travelers with devotion of intent. Why did he say Klingon to the breasts of the travelers? Certainly it is.

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It is important that you have the proper company

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that you don't have a company that will distract you that will take you away from Allah subhanaw taala that would corrupt your heart It is important that you have proper company and that you are close to a Sally Kean Sally Keane is is different from our bed. And it is different from

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Alabama, and Alabama. You see the word pora meant to the Sahaba the folk the folk ha ha

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it meant to the you know, the scholars of salute, and Abed the worshipers. It meant when the scholars of salute talk about the Cora the reciters they're talking about it of that the worshipers but even in our back to them are not the ultimate

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may or may not be our bet, right.

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The automatic may or may not be good worshipers or bad. They may or may not have the motivation to worship Allah subhanaw taala and to excel in the worship of Allah subhanaw taala. And when we talk about our bad, we're not talking about an IBD. We're talking about the ones who excel a superlative from the Hobbit. So the ones who excel in worship,

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but even at all that may or may not be from satechi because they're all beds may be focused on the work of the exterior. They may be shedding or biting. They may be focused on the work of the exterior, but they are not observant of harakat and they are not observant of the actions of the heart. They are not observant of the inclinations have their heart. They're not paying attention to their interior. Sally Keane must

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follow this path from beginning to end.

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They have to base their actions on knowledge. And then they have to adhere to a better and eventually they will have to be observant of their hearts. Because all of these stations that we talked about. We're not talking about the actions of the exterior here. We're talking about humbleness, we're talking about humidity we're talking about inner bear returning to Allah subhanaw taala. We're talking about Maha Sabha. Self reckoning. We're talking about maraca watchfulness we're talking about as we resolve

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this, we're not talking about any of the fixes

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rulings that we'll be talking about in the second session. We're not talking about any quantifiable, measurable actions of the body here. We're talking about the heart and where your heart is. And so Sally Keane said again, salic means what?

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He said someone who's, you know, taking a path to a destination. So you could say, say the seekers but but but it is, it's someone who's thinking about travelers would be a good word for it.

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Yes, look, take a particular path or a particular route to a particular destination. So static is the one who's walking down that path. And when he says it's time to put the emphasis on the hill, they're usually they usually talk about and fast a lot, particularly the scholars of Sudoku, they talk about emphasis, the plural of Neff, Memphis

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and NFS. It's not enough snafus. napus is the breath

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you know. So when you exhale that's novice novice.

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So clinging to the emphasis of Asana hain clinging to the breasts of the seekers or the travelers

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means that you Why is he using this expression? Is this telling you how close you should be to them?

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You should be clingy to their breasts, you should be very close to them, like you are, you know, you see your how far was your breasts traveled for from you? It's just right there, like

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goes all the way to here. That's it.

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So you should be this close to them.

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So that you could you could benefit from them.

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And Someone may say, someone may say, but what why do I need to get close to them?

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If I already have the knowledge, if they already have the knowledge? How are they going to like if I have the knowledge or the revelation, knowledge of the crowd, and the sooner I can sit down, I can understand that I am a scholar, for instance. And I can sit down and understand all of this, why do I need to be this close to the satechi into the travelers? Well, because they will encourage you, they will motivate you, they'll show your thoughts, they'll be truthful, they will not hide, you know anything from you, they'll share with you constructive criticism, they'll point out your problems, you can't do this on your own. Even if you look in the mirror for like 10 years, you're

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not going to be able to see your flaws.

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Other people will be able to see your flaws. But if those people that

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have the the your friends and your entourage, they're just people of the dunya what was what they see in you.

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Your beard is not trimmed well or, you know,

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you know, your shirt is you know,

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out of style.

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Already, we could see some some valid flaws, you know, your work ethics, something that, but who's going to show you the flaws of your art the flaws of your like sulukim flap and so on and so forth. They need to be set up, in addition to this knowledge, knowledge per se.

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Needs contextualization. Right. And the context is never repeated the context, the preface on sudden live then is never repeated. You could say, let's, let's talk about zoo. And we can read about zoo. And then but how do I do this? How do I go about? How do I personally happen go about this? Well, I can read the honor of the alojado brought half his wealth to the Prophet solo, someone gave it up. And then I will actually brought all of his wealth and gave it up for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And I can say, Well, you know, they did not. That's it. That's, you know, this is not just talking about it as an abstract idea. This is basically showing me the details of what I should be

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doing. You know, if I want to be like a woodworker and Omar, here is, here is the roadmap, you know, give up half of your wealth. And if I do this, you know, I may have severe consequences, severe negative consequences, because that is not my my plan. That is not my station. If you have like a mentor to tell you. No, you don't belong here. I mean, someone may say I want to go to Mauritania to study Islam and so on, but I don't have much money, but I will tough it out. You know

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If you just had, like a meltdown this morning, because there was no hot water,

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you know, or the shower was not working or something, you probably don't belong there, you're not probably you're probably not ready for any of that stuff.

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At face value, if you say, What is wrong with going to a place like this, and I'm not saying that almost all mortality, but I'm saying in certain places where you find the scholars and the

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ENFP, people can certainly do this. But if I'm trying to say, if you don't have money, and you want to go there and study for five years, and then, you know, just yesterday, you have a meltdown, because of some little inconvenience, you know, with your car with your bathroom with your this or that, then you don't belong there. And then you need to wait until you belong there. And if you give up all of your wealth, and you say unlikable buckling, give up all the URLs and then regret it, you know, later, do you know how bad that is how how detrimental that could be to your spirituality, you know, it could be very detrimental to your spirituality, because now you're regretting something

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that you have done for Allah subhanaw taala, you would have much better you would have been much better off not doing it, to begin with, then to do it, and then regret it. So yes, you learn knowledge is important. But then you do need mentorship, and you do need to be in the company of the seekers. So that these things are contextualized for you, and

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tailored, customized for your particular stage of development, stage of spiritual development. So at our Look, the emphasis is being closed, clean, to cling to the breasts of the seekers, or the travelers, massive contrast with devotion of intent, why did he say with devotion of intent, because sometimes you don't find those alakina around you.

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So this comes in the middle between the knowledge which will show you who the truth alakina he talked about knowledge first, that shows you who the truth alakina are, and then he's saying to you massive cost with genuineness or sincerity, of intent, the direction, you will have to have your eye at the destination, you'll have to have your either destination. Because, you know, at some juncture at some intersection at some phase of your path, you may not find the static in around you. And if you don't find them around you and you're wholly dependent on the company have said again, you get lost.

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But no, he's saying that you will have the knowledge

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before that, he's really you have no knowledge. And he said here that you're keeping you know, massive contrast with genuine ness of direction and your eyes are fixated on the destination. So, if for some at some point, you did not find them around you or they are not around, then you you know where your destination is, you could continue to walk down that path until you find

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others that will help you out.

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When you look around you and you feel that there is no one seeking you know, the

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the first thing that you need to do is to have a vulnerable Muslim mean is to have good thoughts about the Muslim mean, there will be people there will be people, but if for particular reason where you live your particular circumstances, there are not those people around you, then what you can do is to try as much as you can to do your best by sort of being in the company of the most righteous, you will know if you cannot find the company of the truly righteous people. Just find the company of the most righteous around you, you know the best around you. And you know also the company of the prophets or Solomon his companions should be basically you should be able to immerse yourself in the

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care of the property and their companions until you feel their company as tangible as possible. And it could sometimes be for some people, very, very tangible immersion, in this era of the companions can make them feel so familiar to you even more familiar than the best of your friends.

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Okay and then the chief said we have only shall get a minute one minute out on barring all distractions from the brothers and homelands, well hello accordingly shagun minute if when, when we shot it in Middleton, but barring all distractions, distractions, from the brothers and homelands, the bar all distractions from the brothers and the homelands. So he is talking to you here about the right balance of hope and solitude and mixing, whole mixing solitude. And this is always something that the people of Sudoku discuss, how much hotel should you have? How much should you have? That depends on many factors? It depends on the people around you, are they beneficial? You know, let us

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say that, you know, all the sudden, you're told you that Abu Bakr and Omar, Abdullah Omar have now finished vitamin wellmark, somewhere, you know, just hypothetically, imagine, at mC mC, for instance,

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you know,

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it's not certain, you'd be crazy to say solitude is good now, No, you go there, and you make some of them, you benefit from them.

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So it depends on the company that is around you. And it depends on you as well.

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earlier on, when you're still spiritually in the first phases of development, he wants the company of the righteous as much as you can, and you want to isolate yourself from any bad company or bad influence as much as you can, because you are still not, you know, established enough on the path to handle the negative company. So you want isolate yourself as much as you can, and you want to lean into the side of him only as much as you can, when you become stronger, the stronger you become, the more you could mix with people that are behind you or far behind you, to benefit them, you're the the intent here is to benefit them, even if they may, if it may look like they delay you. Or they

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may hold you back sometimes. But if you intend to benefit them, they will get you closer to Allah subhanaw taala by this intention, and by you know, by your actual help helping others

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so, but why did the chicken now we'll talk a little bit about 30 about the order that the sheep use these said the enemy first and then Sally keen second knowledge first and then the travelers and then to cut off the ties with those that will cause you impediment or slow you down.

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So we said that

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someone may say, but who's going to teach you you should have the salic in first teach you point out, you know, the proper

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knowledge should be the base because the knowledge of the revelation in anachronism, the vicar of Allah who the half his own, we have very sensitive down there Vic the revelation and we will or the remembrance and we will very rarely protected and we will most certainly protected a lot protected this knowledge for us the knowledge of the planets and is there now, you need this knowledge first to be able to figure out who the true sakeena are because as we talked before, particularly in the sciences of the soul for the sciences of sudo or the scale there have been a lot of interpolation there have been a lot of corruption there have been a lot of deviation and you do need to follow the

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path of sonita soul of junaidi to So, you know this alpha will pass it because there that could be a very slippery it could be a slippery slope. And there could be a lot of confusion in this path because it is not measurable and quantifiable like

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it is not measurable unquantifiable like that. So you really need to be careful. You really need to be careful on this path. Because like I said, a lot of corruption, a lot of deviation. And people have used this for their own sort of deconstructive agenda deconstruction of the deen

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so you need to have knowledge and, and the old stress that all the masters of this path the true genuine masters of this path, he really emphasized the importance of the knowledge of the deen and abiding by the knowledge of the deen throughout your journey.

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So if you need the knowledge first and in the knowledge will show you who the truth alakina but then after after and

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These these two

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points are mentioned by Allah subhanaw taala the nominal taco line correct? They are the nominal taco laocoon Omar Assad at all you will believe fear Allah and B with a sub P sub theme is another word for satechi. And because of soccer team means what the truth will you believe? Try and be with soccer team the truthful the sincere, the devout the ones who have true devotion to Allah subhanaw taala those are the seven key so if you're alone and be with Sally key and oral salty

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when you are with a static gene

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are these phases you know, separate from each other? Like you're acquiring knowledge and then you deal with this application and then you cut off the ties? Absolutely not as we said before there is so much overlap and not only overlap, interdependence between all of these phases. So, when you become when you when you are with the seller key and does this enhance promote augment your knowledge? Do you become more knowledgeable Absolutely. Like I said, there are certain things that you will need help with mentorship with the application, how do I go about zoom? How do I sort of realize this important concept this important quality in my life me personally, you know, so,

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Allah subhanaw taala said what up allow our limo limo La La visionary Matata line para la la with when teach you.

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So so there is there is sort of like a mutual relationship here between taqwa and knowledge, and more taqwa will will result in better knowledge. And better knowledge will result in more taqwa.

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So that is why he put knowledge first. And then he put the emphasis static in second. But why did he put second that all of the emphasis on again and then cutting off the ties? Shouldn't you cut off the ties first, before you move? before you walk with a static key? And how do you walk with us and again, when you're tied to

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Kurosawa in one shot, outside distractions, homelands and your, your the brothers. You know, how could you move without coming off the ties? That's just like the discussion about destiny and play. Destiny is what? to purge the flaws

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out of your heart. And Talia is what to adorn your heart with good qualities and good manners and you know,

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God, which one do you do first? The Layer Layer.

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Definitely, that is the conventional thought. And we usually say this because it makes sense. You weed out your heart before you sow the seeds, you without your heart. Before you sow the seeds of ninjas, he was asked by someone should I make a step far more or less be more. He said a dirty garment needs more so than perfu.

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You know, that means

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you should make the car more a dirty garment needs more soap than perfu. So you need more so far, it's a good to hear.

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So, they should come first. But some people may contest this and it has been contested the masters of this science have contested this.

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Or some of them. They say that Talia comes first. Because our camp is always miserable talk but has to always be full polyp is never empty. You're never just you could be like, you know, externally completely idle, your heart is never idle. You know, as long as you're awake, you're alive, your heart is never idle, calm is always miserable. So, the concept that you do layer in is not going to happen unless you do a play because it is like

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a jar

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that when that is always full. In order for you to remove the liquid in the jar, you will have to pour into it a different liquid to push that other one out. Or the you know, your heart is like this. It is just it can't be empty.

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So anyway, but you get the point. You know the

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And all of these things are set, to a great extent arbitrary, we're just discussing them for the benefit, you know, of reflecting on them, the same may apply here, you may say that you will not be able to cut off those ties until you

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accompany

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the travelers. And because you will not be able to survive just on your own without company, because we human beings are social animals, or they said, When items were human beings, but but what the surgeons asked for, or among the things that the surgeon has from animals is that we are social beings, we just, we use your scan, live by yourself completely on your own. So in this, you know, keeping this in mind, you do need this travelers, to pull you away from those distractions, to pull you away from those distractions, you will not be able to do it on your own, and cut off the ties, and then just be by yourself alone, without any company or without any help, although you must try

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to do this, even if there are no travelers around you. But it's just easier that you that you accompany the travelers, because they will distract you from those distractions.

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Then the SEC said, what data to 30th, October bottlehead. The second level is accomplished by software that has the company of the highest or the spiritual state. And we spend more time on adonijah oola. Because we all belong to a desert cooler, to be honest, we all belong to the first level. So we need to figure out how to get there. The second and the third stuff is is but we address them to some extent just in case

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someone needed to rise there.

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But when he talks about that I just learned the second level is accomplished by Sabbath and had the company of the hand or the spiritual state. These sort of divine imports that you received from Allah subhanaw taala, Allah gives you this glimpses of light, divine importance that come to your heart and all the sudden you feel so much the worker, don't waste it.

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You know, you you have been given that all the sudden, some great problem befalls you. And then you have so much rather comes to you like a burst of river that just invaded your heart. It's it's not yours. It's not by acquisition. It is a grant and it came to you don't waste it. You have to keep it protected, you know, and build on it. So this is where you know, part of what he meant by somebody that had the company of the hand when there is a particular hand that is gifted to you that is given to you by Allah subhanaw taala as a gift, don't waste it protected. And then he said what are we owns?

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But how on earth are we Helens rejuvenation through on the comfort of intimacy, your rejuvenation, it's a long path, it could sometimes be a hard one. There are hardships on this path of pathogenic McCarrick that Jenna was surrounded by hardships and undesirable things, McGarry undesirable things. So, you do need the rejuvenation for the seekers and the masters of the path the people on the second level their best source of rejuvenation is owns, own says what? That comfort of intimacy in the Divine Presence. The comfort of proximity in Uranus to the divine, that comfort ones is their best recharger.

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And then, he says was Sarabhai in our club the robust margin between the states of contraction and expansion

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to continue the margin between the states of contraction and expansion.

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We talked about contraction expansion before problem bust ease and unease to be easier you know, the easier translation would be ease as an besought ability to feel at ease with a las panatela to feel at ease with the authority to feel at ease with a las panatela to feel mon bustle mob Zoo to feel you know at ease. And then we'll come contracted repeat constriction in your heart when you feel this unease in your heart. And we said before that no I thought of him online. He said he contracted you he expanded you

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So that he does not leave you contracted and he contracted you so that he does not leave you expanded and he took you out of both so that he does not leave you for anyone but him. You know so that you are not about the hand. You're not dependent on the heart and your mercy to Allah subhanaw taala It is not about being a puppet or Mombasa. It is not about being at ease or unease you're walking straight to Allah subhanaw taala in your state of antibody contraction in your state of emphasized expansion, it doesn't matter because you are not held dependent anymore. You know, that this the nation the goal, the objective, the Maqsood Allah azza wa jal is is the only thing that you

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are concerned about. The only thing that your eyes are fixated on your health does not matter whether you are in Tibet, whether you are in basalt, Michelet as a matter

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of him at home, so that you do not despair over that which you have missed and you do not exalt over that which you have gained, right? As well as at the gala as

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well as the problematic so that you do not despair over that which you have missed. And you do not exalt over that which you have gained the true seeker. For him, it doesn't matter which destiny is being tried with, it really doesn't matter, which means they're being tried with, they're walking between pubs and busts, contraction and expansion doesn't affect their walk, it doesn't affect their pace, it doesn't affect their speed, and stamina on the on the past to Allah subhanaw taala some people, some people, they do well in certain conditions, they are conditioned dependent, or, you know, there are a lot of contingencies for them. So they get like, one test, you know, they, you

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know, they can do certain things, they're good at certain things and they're being tested by those things. And then when a different test gets administered to them, when a lot tries them by something else, they fail, they fail and sometimes they say but why, you know, I was doing everything you know, so, they get tried they the something happens to them, you know, could be good or bad, but presumably if it is bad, they have a faith crisis immediately why because it was not really that there was no such contrast here. There was no genuine ness of the erection here, it was just that this life was okay for them. They like to be in somewhat spiritual, they like to be in having a

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community the like, you know, being righteous, they liked the just this role in life was was okay for them. It was okay to go to the master you know, for a couple of times a day or it was okay to you know, associate with those people like life was still good and I was fine. But once you get tested by a different test, then that is when you know certain past the genuineness of the erection is truly being tested. It is not just about just about you know being comfortable here. This is my comfort zone. You know I go to the master they have like a stable job, I go to the masjid I pray come back home, take care of my kids and his I'm a good person. And I pray my five prayers are

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fasting Ramadan, and I do a little bit of extra here and there and give a lot of charity and I make armor every year.

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Why should I Why should they be tested by a different test? Because that may not be all for a while or it may be all not necessarily for Allah not complete the vote in complete devotion to Allah subhanaw taala it may just be your comfort zone. So anyway, the true seekers are not dependent on hand or anything they are not dependent on any condition in their march or journey to Allah subhanaw taala he sent the data to 33rd the huddled masses but it is the foreigner Ramallah cemetery ayah Allah has even added

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that at a steady sir, third level, the whole mass of Atlas DICOM is delirium with adherence to uprightness and attempt attentiveness to the refinement of character. So what was the common adherence to uprightness when what does that matter? I can leave it up, and attentiveness to the refinement of character, who is delirium. He's telling you that you will be delirious, but what is delirium a good thing

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it doesn't, you know,

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he's saying to you that

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In this life, you look like you're delirious.

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Like, you know, for instance, if they are passing out stuff, you know, somewhere like they tell you that someone is passing out.

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Gold Coins downstairs in the lobby.

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Anyone will say if you're if you if, if you're in your right mind, you'll just go down to the lobby and get the gold coins.

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If someone did not go down to the lobby to get the gold coins

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that person will look like they are delirious. They're just the hood. They're just not really they're almost unconscious. How come you know? How could you not? If it is just downstairs in the lobby, they're passing out gold coins.

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The CF is saying if you if if your your focus on a loss of Harada and your fixation on the past will make you look at areas but keep in mind that this delirious is not distracting you from Allah, it is not distracting you from the rights of Alliance not distracting you from adherence to uprightness. Because why is he saying this mass of ballistic armor Why is he making this a condition? Because somebody you know, particularly in our movement, people who lived in Muslim countries for for some time.

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Older people maybe less and less.

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But older people that lived in Muslim countries for some time, you will find the measure the dear COVID measure the the people that are

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but still meaning polder, you know,

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it means the people who are delirious,

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but imagine,

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then what, you know, this is where deviation comes in.

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They claim to be

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not here. They claim that they're there, their finance their self-annihilation distribution, absorption into the divine, made them unaware of anything around them, and made whatever rules that apply to the to all of us. They don't apply to them anymore. And they don't have to abide by this area, because they are distracted from the world of the exterior including this area, by their hand by their condition by their fixation on the last one. And that is what the chef cautions against. That this delirium will never cause you to veer away from uprightness is to come. How is this the karma is the is the schemata slaughter Mr. P, to be on the straight path that has been delineated by

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Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger, anyone who makes a claim that they are sort of not here that this would make them. He just asked him, you know, are you better than abubaker? At Alma? How are you better than I thought and, you know, lice of nominal quality and sight image via you know, not that just the Sahaba are a better than sebenar. But where did we?

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Where do you hear that any one of them

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abandon the sorry, are abandoned uprightness, because of this delusion. So that your delirium, your intoxication, your spiritual intoxication is a disease that you must treat yourself from

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every time he was lenient enough, and sort of

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mercy merciful enough to those people who say that this delirium that will cause them this intoxication that will cause them

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to,

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to to fall behind, to fall, you know, or to speak of certain statements that are repulsive, repugnant, there's delirium is involuntary, like there have the gods into a state of spiritual intoxication that their hand made them truly like this. They are forgiven, even though it is a disease that they need to treat themselves from. Even though it is inferior, it is not the state of the Sahaba it's not the state of the tibetian. But if you are truly if you truly get a hand that causes you suck, the common term that is used in Sophie sciences suck. It truly causes you suck. You speak of a statement that is repugnant, or you do something that is wrong. You are forgiving.

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If this was involuntary,

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but if you cause it to yourself, he said, if the car if you cause it yourself, if you lead yourself to it, or if you fake it, then you are, you are liable. If you fake it, you're liable. And if you cause it yourself, if you cause this intoxication to yourself by something that is not permissible, then you are liable. Is that clear? So that we can understand that sometimes, yes, the masters of the past have made statements. Some of them have made statements, what do we what do we do with that, like a short statements, usually not any more than six or seven words that they recanted when they woke up? Or they came back to their conscience? Or their consciousness? I'm sorry, not their

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conscious consciousness?

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And what about the rest of the rest of the Sierra, where the Sharia abiding throughout their lives, everyone should be abiding throughout their lives, they made a stupid statement, and they recanted. They took it back, like when, whenever Benghazi was either Ramallah used to be asked about some of the statements that he made, he would completely deny them or rejected them re cancel.

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If that if these conditions apply, then they can be excused. You know, because they're the intensity of the imports, the spiritual imports overwhelm their intellect. That's what American Allah said, the intensity of the spiritual imports overwhelm their, their intellect, in this case, their delirium that causes them to make those errors. If it is not, not, if it is involuntary, it will, they will be excused him, they will not be liable. But the shift here cautions

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that the proper

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you know, the proper the who'd been distracted by Allah subhanaw taala, from all the silver car meeting, everything else, being distracted by your focus on a lot from the silver, everything else this property

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will never lead you should never lead you to abandon abandoning uprightness as they come and should never lead you to abandoning this attentiveness. 35 minutes of character Maura, you know, the idea, or reality is even out of character with Allah subhanaw taala. So it would never cause you to be daring to be audacious, in your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala or to be improper in your relationship with Allah, or your relationship with the people. These are so so here we have different levels, we have the people that are in reference the hood, because those people are always here, this never distracted, you know, gold coins, they would rush

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to the gold coins all the time, they're all there are completely intensively intense, intensely aware of their surroundings, because the live immersed in dystonia, those people you don't need to worry about them, those people sometimes can claim to be spiritual, and you know, don't worry about this stuff. And you know that what matters is the heart and those are the words, you know, all

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those are not in any classification here. It is like outside of the classification.

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There, they're intensely in the donia. But the only use these excuses you know, mcmiller in the heart and so on and so forth, and

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just to justify their their wickedness and their non compliance.

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So, forget about those people. But then

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the greatest of all people are the people who are truly distracted from the civil by Allah subhanaw taala. But they are fully aware of their environment, their surroundings, like the professor's element, because we're fully aware of the surroundings, fully aware of everything. Like the Sahaba is what allowed us to be fully aware like armor. He was thinking of war strategies while he's in the prayer and the scholars find them an excuse for this because he say, because he bet, you know, many obligations crowded his mind. He has an obligation as the Amir has a million more money to basically think for the troops and so on. And he has an obligation as a believer to make his salon as a

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hammock on a budget that many obligations overlap. For

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I am

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fully aware of this and that fully aware that full awareness while being still fake, you know, you know, keeping a insight, you know, your destination is the greatest of, of conditions, the condition of the prophecies, enemies, companions, and the greatest of the terrain and so on and so forth. And then you have this level in the middle where some people, some people are intellectually inclined, and some people are spiritually inclined, the intellectually inclined that their intellect will always be in control of their spirituality.

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And some people who are more spiritually inclined their spirituality may overwhelm with their intellect sometimes

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the more overwhelmed with their intellect, sometimes

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both people are not the topmost, they're not the Prophet and his companions. They are not the greatest of this oma, they have issues, they have some weakness here or there. Some of them have an intellectual weakness. Some of them have a spiritual weakness, but we should aspire to hero.

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aspiring does not mean that you reach it. But when you aspire when you set a goal for yourself, you know, make your goal as high as possible. So we should aspire to be like the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and his companions they had they were the best role models had in them. We have the best example Korea does not provide electronic stuff.