Channel: Hatem al-Haj
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from the last last summer sobre la de
la to proceed Welcome back to the hotel and everybody else
may Allah accept from all of you.
So we will resume our sessions and so ours our classes and we are up to
the station of ns. Today we will go over the station of answer the station of comforting intimacy, intimacy, comfort and intimacy.
And in the Falcon session, we will start to Tabitha,
the book on the cap.
And today we'll go over the conditions of as a cat when is the cap Liga Tori what conditions have to be met for the cap to be obligatory and whichever assets conditions that pertain to the person and condition that pertain to the conditions that pertain to the assets.
But first bubble owns the chapter of bones or the station of unknowns chapter on comforting intimacy. We bought him a whole lot Allah
died in the 480 after hedra seven, his book man as well as Marine, which is nations of wayfarers that has 100 stations, that traveller to Allah subhanaw taala would have to go through in his travel.
He said Palazzo gendo Ava's Allah Calabar, the army for any party and when my servants asked you about me, that I am and here near
and on, has to do with purpose certainly because the in order for you to have conflict and intimacy you have to be close you have to be near.
And that is why he started by this verse. And then she goes on to saying and own Swami Bharata on rowhill forbo, Allah azza wa jal owns, for
that comforting intimacy refers to the spirit of Uranus, this is what Uranus is about, this is what this is basically, the essence the spirit, the soul of nearness, or proximity to Allah subhanaw taala is to have this owns and to have this comforting intimacy in your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala. And then he said it has three levels, he said it is the loads, as usual, you'll divide everything to three levels, the first level is for the commoners, the public, the masses, all of us. The second level is for the you know, those who are considered elites, they have made some advances on the past to Allah subhanaw taala and that travel to Allah subhanaw taala and the last
level is usually reserved for the people of our self-annihilation and we can sort of substitute this by saying that it is reserved for the people of true because we're the people who have to subsistence by Allah with a love for Allah.
But before we address the levels that the chef will talk about, first what is
where does the word come from? Because where the word comes from usually, you know understanding the etymology and understanding the language does help with understanding the concept so the word owns comes from NSF
You know, I'm sorry that the word orange comes in from NSF. I will talk later about where you know, how it relates to concern
but the word onset comes from NSF or any sir
but more accurately Amazon and Amazon meet it NSF for landfill and canister x MSI y means x found comfort in
why his company x MSI y means x found comfort in wise company
and so when you say to someone you know stay with us for a little more Mr. Nice big letters have comfort in your company or let us have you know, pleasure in your company and a status big. So, this is where it comes from. This is where concept comes from.
If you find that it has some similar similarities to INSEAD
insane human being has some similarities, violence, it comes from the same root word
Or in San may have come from a different route word, but it is close not far, which is Messier. So either in sand comes from NSR because human beings are social beings, and we sort of find on seeing one another find comfort, in socialization in each other's company we can't really live alone in seclusion and so on and so forth. That's why insane is insane because awareness, because he finds you know, he likes company, social be
or in San maybe in San because Hawaii answer
because he forgets because Adam, our Father, our ancestor, forgot and we are forgetful beings, we are forgetful creations. So that is why we are
we were called in SAM. So even in SAM comes from add ons which has come which which has to do with being a social being, or it comes from an ecn
which has to do with our forgetfulness.
And forgetfulness does not only mean forgetfulness, but it also means lack of resolve, and SEO and unleaded low asthma, he forgot, and we did not find them to have great resolve. Human beings don't have great resolve there, they don't have great consistency.
then, but what what you know, what is pertinent today is the concept of owns, which comes from NSI, which comes from, you know, finding comfort or finding pleasure in someone's company and hear this will be finding pleasure and finding comfort in the company of Allah subhanaw taala and nearness to Allah subhanho wa Taala. It's like, you know, someone on a bus ride, everybody else is is, you know, rejoicing in something or trying to find something that
would entertain them, making them happy, making the time go by, and you find this one particular person who's always smiling, always content, always
sort of having this inner peace series and so on.
And he's not really in need of all of the commotion, he's not in need of singing, or he's not in need of socializing, even though he would socialize, but he's not in need of it.
This is the person who knows where he's going. This is the person who knows the destination and is hopeful of good things after the destination of good outcome of this bus ride. The rest of the people may or may not know where they're going. They're just passing time. But this particular person, he and he receives Those were the that he receives the this input he receives those signals from the one who invited all the you know, the caravan to that destination he gets those were that which gives them more comfort, more peace, and also more security, more safety. When the boss takes like a rough tear and he doesn't get agitated he or she does not get agitated, she stays connected
They they are certain of the promise, they are certain of the outcome of this bus ride. They know where the where the destination is. And they have this relationship, this bilateral relationship with the one who extended that invitation to everyone.
So the they have owns throughout their trip throughout their journey they have with their Lord. But keep in mind that this does not mean I said that they are not particularly in need of socializing. It does not mean that they're not socializing, they are socializing, but they are socializing not because they need it as much or even if they needed a little bit, but they're not really dependent. When it comes to their comfort when it comes to their happiness. They are not dependent on anything external. They're they're completely fine without any of the external sort of
factors of happiness or prerequisites of happiness, but they are reaching out to everyone on the bus right?
To help them out to cheer them up.
the prophets of Salaam told us that if you find the ones
with Allah Spano tala, you will share it. If you will find comfort in Allah. In his company, you will share with others that comfort that pleasure that owns
as the profit or loss lm said Prabhu minima jellison, Yama, Yama, haciendo, como la cara, moto nacon, alpha levina, Allah funada. For people who are the closest to me, on the day of judgment, there seems to be closest to me on the Day of Judgment, or those who are best in manners. And what I want to acknowledge those who are humble, they lower the window of humility and the via the phone or the phone, those who
are easygoing the basically they are
on the phone with a phone that they find comfort and people and people find comfort in them.
Or they're friendly towards people.
And find the people friendly as well. So they get along easy, and people get along with them.
So this is a characteristic of the people love owns. So this, unlike what you may expect, the people have owns the they have this nrps they are internally self sufficient. They don't need comfort in anyone's company, but you don't find them secluded you don't find them aloof, you don't find them.
Sort of repulsive. In fact, if you find the opposite, they're easygoing, they find comfort in people people find comfort in them,
they like people people like them,
because the only thing that they have that comes from their their strong relationship with Allah subhanaw taala basically overflows.
So, that now they can share and the more you have of it, the more you can share, the more you have this pleasure and discomfort in this piece you have the more you can share with others.
And it does not mean that we as human beings, we are not affected by any other variables. You know, some people go through hard times and you may not find them particularly as
as sort of friendly as you would expect them you have to be forgiving and you have to pardon them, because they may be going through rough times. It does not mean that the lack the you know, the lucky man the lack faith, the lack of relationship with Allah subhanaw taala just means that the relationship with Allah subhanaw taala
was not there yet to overcome all of the other hurdles or the other obstacles, but once they it is no matter what they will be able to reach out the all of them have immense psychological reserves and they will be able to reach out and comfort people when they are themselves in need of comfort. They will be able to reach out and comfort people after a hug for instance, the profits are sort of in our reach the office companions to comfort them when they were in the pain and they have suffered a great loss.
But that is that is because of that psychological research. Where are we getting this from? From their own swith Allah subhanaw taala from that comfort they found in their relationship and their neediness to align their intimacy with Allah subhanaw taala and she accepted that Raja oola alone so ahead was the victory what was the best scenario one will put forward a shirt
that will not only be sure I have the first level is on swith signposts. Now we're far away from the point of finance or self annihilation or to dissolve into the divine and in in the proper sense in the proper Sunni sense meaning your other will vanish. And you will only want what he wants you will only desire what he desires we only you will only like what he likes.
You're far away from that station. Now you are content with finding guns in the signposts whatever Allah puts in your way, but whenever proves signs were added that spiritual imports states you know when states you find like comfort in a particular station that Allah subhanaw taala puts you through or puts you in, you found comfort.
At one point in the station of the worker in the station of reliance, you found comfort at one point in the station of the factor in the station of reflection. So
all of these are signposts you're not there yet to be with Allah subhanaw taala or to have this lab or this this solution in the divine but you are finding comfort in your relationship with him in the signs
That he would send you in his, the verbal science and the Universal Science. So you read the paper and you find comfort in the verses of the product and you look around you you find comfort in the signs the last minute Allah placed in your way you find benefits in them and you find comfort and then these are so
the thing that would point to Allah subhanaw taala everything that will get you closer to Allah that will point you in the direction of Allah subhanaw taala are showerhead. They are signposts on your way to Allah subhanaw taala all of those signposts are pointing to this direction, and you are finding strength and comfort.
Because comfort comes from certainty. Keep in mind, the most important source of comfort is certainty. certainty. like can you imagine this with the people on the bus ride? Having no certainty about the destination having no certainty about the end of all of this? They may find transient comfort insane game gain clapping in, you know reading a book and listening to something and socializing. But every once in a while, they'll come back and say to themselves, where where are we going where where is this bus heading.
And that will give you give them a little bit of discomfort or a little bit of an anxiety particularly as closer as they get to their destination as older they become closer they get to their destination but the people who have that certainty are they will never be shaken.
So those signposts the more of those signposts that you can benefit from the you reap the benefit of those signposts. They are proofs on you know the prophecy of Prophet Muhammad SAW son of the Prophet The problem was was that they are proofs on the existence of God. They are the realizations of faith. That when you realize the benefits of faith, a when you find the sweetness of faith in your heart,
the all of these are signposts all of these are directing you all of the universal signs around you everything that you could learn from them, all of these are signposts directing you to Allah subhanaw taala, you will find owns in all of that,
you, they will bring you closer to Allah subhanaw taala. And through the showerhead through the signpost you get closer and closer to him, and you will find more comfort and more peace and getting closer to him. You're not there yet, you know, you're still some extent dependent on the shower head dependent on the signposts you have not even seen the lights of the city yet, let alone You know, walking into the city, you're on your way you're being
directed or guided by the side pose. So he said that they were stealing the data or their own service. So I had finding don'ts and signposts. And he said it's about finding sweetest executives, they realize that finding sweetness and zyk because you can't really find you can't really have also someone that you don't spend time with. How could you claim that you have also the loss of generality don't spend time with him.
And if you if you want to really have also the loss mentality you do need to spend time with Allah. And you spend time talking to ally spend time listening to Allah, how do you talk to Allah, you pray, how do you listen to a lady the prayer. And the second in general is the remembrance, the remembrance of the heart and the tongue. This is how you spend quality time with a loss monitored by remembrance, without distractions, reflection without this factions, talk to a lot, you know,
stand up and like pray to our archives, and talk to our last minute or listen to him talking to you by reciting his word in the Koran.
And then the sheikh said what he said now with regard to even some as nourishment through audition, nourishment, that as the is nourishment, to nurture yourself through somehow, which is audition, hearing, listening, you know, so now as listening. And what what what is important here when we talk about somehow is that you're not only listening to Allah and you're not only listening to the verbal signs, the sources of the spoken signs, the layout of the Qur'an, but you're also listening to the creative side the universal signs.
In other words, the people of Cruz amount the people of true true somehow they're only hearing the law in all voices and their only hearing he could also say is that hearing not necessarily see
Allah in all things in all phenomena and all events and in all instances, everything around them points them, they are listening to Allah subhanaw taala because it is the doing of a lot, everything around us is the doing of Allah subhanaw taala.
You know, if you come across the birds chirping on the trees or an accident on your way here, anything you're listening to Allah, there is something that you can learn. There, there is a message that is that the law is sending you and the people of MLB, they do actually capitalize on every opportunity to listen to what Allah subhanaw taala is saying to them, and everything that happens around them in their failures and successes and their relationships and everything. Whatever your spouse told you this morning on your way out or in the car, if she came with you or he came with you.
You listen, you listen to you listen to Allah, eventually, it's coming from him. Eventually all of this is coming from him. And these are just tools
with which he communicates with us. So nourishment through audition, so be be of the people that have good audition or good
here, but we'll go follow a shot recognizing the signs or profile or at recognizing the signs, the people, you know, you know, and sort of the Rooney Almodovar and the height adonia. The people who don't have you know, the the heart, the ears, this sight to recognize the signs, they will only know about the surface, they only know about the images, they only know about the particulars of this universe, but they will not have the ability to penetrate with their heart sight into the realities beyond the images into the realities beyond the images. They are there only the best they can do is basically to figure out how things work, you know, yeah, this animal has this like and has many legs
and you know ants do this and and construct like colonies and or make colonies are these do this or that. So that how, but the Why is Why? What is this all about? And what is the meaning beyond all of this? These are people who are obstructed from this, they're veiled from this, they're only limited to how, but there is no way for them.
And when intelligence people ask how wise people ask why, when intelligent people ask how, why is people ask why the why question is more important than to have question and the meaning of all of this, the purpose of all of this is more important to figure out than the particulars of how things work, or how those forms what those forms are.
But what would they are about what they are for what's the meaning of their existence is the more important thing. So recognizing the signs, recognizing the signs, these are the people who will penetrate through the surface of things. And the you know, can see through the particulars and forms and images, see beyond them to realize the meaning and the purpose of it.
When he said what dhara does with Fannia and owns a binaural cache for her own songs of his own and his own sin I want to show boo Salatu hyah man
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wish I could give a little bit more abstract here he says about Roger funnier, the second level is owns with the light of disclosure and ownership in order to catch on to the light of disclosure after commitment to the first phase, the first you know, level here he commit commit to the first level and you find the sweetness and the Find the zones and you find this comfort, comfort by reflecting on the majesty of Allah subhanaw taala particularly the beauty of Allah. Keep in mind the law has attributes of majesty and attributes of beauty, attributes of the law and attributes of Jamal. So the after, have particularly reflecting on the attributes of the man the attributes of
beauty, and committing to like a life of devotional life of righteousness.
Having this remembrance and being a good listener, and
being thoughtful, recognizing the signs, discovering the meanings. Now you're starting to get noted cash. You're now your heart to heart.
This light that can show you through things. And the last minute Allah discloses things to you that have been veiled from you prior to that. So now
this is a greater degree a greater level of owns because now you will be empowered with neural cash for the light of disclosure. He said while we're on some surface on on the loans that our This is a type of loans that transcends the previous one.
Shark Hassan is far from a transcends it goes way beyond the previous type of ones.
He said, the shoe boo Sala to hire man it is infused with the intensity of passion. The shoe solid hair man it is infused with the intensity of passion
while delivering boo moudgil finance and struck by the waves of finance self-annihilation.
Now this is he's describing a very vibrant phase of spirituality very vibrant but also very unsettling phase of spirituality here is ease you're crossing a bridge between the commoners and the
finest of the elites. And on this bridge, this bridge can get a little bit sometimes shaky and can
last you have
a great deal of knowledge, soundness of knowledge, you have sound knowledge, sound, intellect, sound knowledge and you have great connection with a lion you have the tofi of Allah, there could be major side effects here he will describe the side effects.
Actually a because this is the vibrance phase and this is a paradise phase for the people who cannot really handle it well. He dedicated most of his talk
in this phase to warning us against the side effects or against the perils or the dangers risks of this phase he says here will Olivia gala Bachmann are calling him masala back home and pocket Alice debark mahalo
if you have another habit we have a solution department at bara amadora what a fitness model. So he says it is this owns now you're in this vibrant phase.
volatiles phase, he says it is the it is the owns that it is this owns that overwhelms some people's intellect and robbed others of their resilience and removed from them the restraints of knowledge. Concerning this the following that was reported from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam I asked you for Shall I ask for shout which is intense longing
to meet you in a manner that does not entail in harmful hardship or misguiding trials. So I asked you for this intensity of longing, but without harm.
Because that intensity of longing can be accompanied by some heart. So when you are in this phase, and you're getting closer to the last phase, which is you know, self annihilation, according to the sheer subsistence with a law for a law by law, you know, according to the the preferred
then you This is the phase that people can can, if you don't have that soundness of intellect, and if you don't have that
process, that well grounded, we are not well grounded in knowledge, deep knowledge,
you may have problems here,
you may the restraints of knowledge may be removed, because of this cash flow because of the nature of this, because of the light of disclosure, you're becoming more spiritual, even people who are not Muslim, becoming more spiritual will make you When will cause this sort of spiritual volatility.
Because you are not limited to the exterior, you are not limited to the text. Now. There is an experience and internal experience and this internal experience is not well charted, like going by the text going by the book. So you read from the book, and you go by the book, it's much easier, quantifiable, measurable, you know, you're going by the book, it's much easier.
But then when you start having tournament experiences, and they're not you know, this is an uncharted territory now
Or waters, and you're setting through uncharted waters. And that is where you know you could. So what what do you do so to avoid all of this, it's the company of righteous people that are straight, that are on this another that are on the path, it is clinging to the prerequisites of knowledge and the demands and requirements of knowledge, clinging on to knowledge, because the knowledge of the revelation is your strongest hold, it is your Savior, hold on to the word of Allah subhanaw taala tassimo the habitat for your fleet to the or, you know, find refuge in habla and the rope of Allah subhanaw taala the word of Allah the way of His Messenger sallallahu sallam,
and always accused yourself, you know, hold yourself suspect, if you if it tries to tempt you away from this, if it tries to belittle undermine the importance of the knowledge of the revelation, the importance of adhering the way of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, the importance of straightness and tries to tell you, you know, we, you know, don't don't really be so stiff, like those people, you know, don't be so stiff, like the texture artists or the literalist or this or that.
But that does not mean that you will not make use of the internet experience, that will not mean that you will, that you will stunt your growth. And that you will say well, let me just stay in phase one. Because this is a very vibrant, volatile phase and I'm not really
I'm afraid of it, absolutely not, you just hold on to the rope of Allah subhanaw taala and you cross that bridge and you try to cross that bridge, because keep in mind that the
knowledge will get you
to a certain point and then without the complimentary internal experience without the internal experience knowledge will not get you through
much of the phases, much of the stations that we are talking about here. There has to be something else beyond knowledge has to be something else beyond knowledge. I was talking to somebody who was
talking to me about you know,
applying for the degree the BA and Mischka and I told him that we have only three courses that are directly related to spirituality, which is the scale one and two and manners. But you try to find you know, you try to find spirituality and other courses and Sierra you try to look for it. In the Sierra courses and even in fact, in RT, the you look for a speciality, but at the end of the day, it is not what you know what whatever you will learn what benefits you certainly and it will be important, and it is an important sort of foundation. But this is a very
unique journey. This is a very individual journey, we'll continue to monitor for other kumbhakarna connect my water matter you have come to us alone.
We created the first time is a very individual journey and it is very dependent on your internal experience on your pursuit of Allah subhanaw taala your seeking of closeness to whom you're seeking of neediness to him. That is why knowledge alone may not be sufficient. In fact,
the prophets the prophets of Salaam said up on Quora, you'll find hypocrisy most prevalent among scholars of my own.
Because there is the there is something that could lead them astray, you know that there is something that could make them proud and they are held to a higher standard because of their knowledge as well. So Allah holds them to a higher standard and their knowledge could cause them fitna trials.
So you will find hypocrisy, the most prevalent and the prophets are seldom used fear for us from Allah so you know, scholars of wickedness, so, knowledge alone may not do it. You do need the knowledge. But it will not get you closer to Allah unless it's something that you
devoutly seek and that you that you earnestly and eagerly want.
So you will go through this phase but hold on to the rope of Allah subhanaw taala to cross and many people cross that bridge without having all of those harmful
without making any utterances that without this so called spiritual intoxication, or making other instances of apparent this belief or
compromising the requirements of of knowledge in any way, shape or form, you find people like a coffee model for coffee like sorry, you suck coffee like costuming, alginate.
All of those masters of the past
have gone through it without fluttering without, you know, flickering without any instability. They went through this, they had knowledge, deep knowledge, they were holding on to the rope of Allah, they had sound intellect, they surrounded themselves with the right company, with the righteous scholars and on the path.
Handy we're able to cross so. So that's that's what we do. That's what we try to do, if we get there, finish first first face.
And whether this is what exactly the prophet SAW Salah meant by saying I asked for sharp intense longing to meet you in a manner that does not entail harmful hardship or misguiding trials or that but their relevance here is, you know, to the shift, the relevance was obvious the relevance of this brief was obvious. I want to have this intense longing I want to have this spiritual experience of intense longing without
trials, misguiding trials or harmful hardship, certainly for the prophets of Salaam it would not be applicable. But the prophet Hassan was also teaching us through His invocations.
Then the chef said what data to salaries are also nylon and fish who that hardrock what data to satisfy on sub melanin tissue that Hydra the third level is the onset of fading out in the shoot or beholding of the Divine Presence,
concept nylon and tissue that hydrotherapy level as the organs are fading out, dissolving.
You know, admelog, what is it matter when you put some sugar in water, you have no head level. So
it gets consumed into the water. So
it's also as the lack when you say that, you know, just goes away by is the lack
is the lack means that it
diluted enough to the point where it is not recognizable anymore. So then adjust of your house, your passions, your errata to have irata other than the irata of Allah subhanaw taala
you could say that it is a process of is the hillock it dissolves, it's still there. But it dissolved, it was consumed to the point where it is not recognizable to the point where it is not recognizable when we say you know,
like, a little bit of alcohol for instance, you add like a little bit of alcohol to a gallon of milk, you add a drop of alcohol to it. Or he add like a few drops of alcohol to
a barrel of milk of add a few drops. Can you stir it?
What happens here?
Is there any alcohol anymore? at school? This the hillock? It's it's this illusion, it is being consumed into something much bigger
than the alcohol vanish. No doesn't vanish.
But is is it recognizable anymore? Does it have any impact any effect? Is that barrel of milk intoxicated? Does it taste like alcohol? Does it smell like?
No. So that is the that is when you're Harada that is when you will hear irata your passions your desires dissolve into something much bigger than divine your focus on the divine makes your era dissolves into the Divine Will or the in order to Lhasa
and the shoe the shoe the velocity Donatella makes the shoe of anything else.
inconsequential, if it doesn't exist, was consumed into your Shahada of Allah subhanaw taala. So, did you know that at this level of figurative
level of you know, conception, we can say that finance is fine, because the finance does not mean that you you vanish, you did not vanish, you're still there.
But your arabba was consumed into the Wrath of Allah subhanaw taala to the point where the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that they're going
to know until his passions, his desires, his ones, are in complete conformity with that which I have brought forth,
you will not but that which Allah wills
you will not want exactly that which he wants. And that is when
when you've reached that level of self annihilation, the level of Sunni self-annihilation which is an IRA that keep in mind that even when we're saying Fernanda that, that your other would vanish, it will not that your other will,
we do not mean vanish, existentially vanish in the sense of,
you have no idea rather,
but your era is completely subservient to laws, rather, that you could consider this to have been consumed into Alaska, like, the few drops of alcohol, were consumed into the barrel of mill,
you know, and certainly is just an example, to make things closer, that the alcohol the few drops of alcohol
did not vanish, but they were consumed.
And that is what we want to get to that, you know, our ego has been suppressed to a point where it is not consequential, it is not significant. It does not deserve diverges from the path of alive has no power over us, whatsoever, has no power over us whatsoever. So whatever Allah wants of you
is what you would want, what you would want, not what you will force yourself to do. That is that is phase one.
force yourself to do what he wants of you and be consistent and be beautiful and be committed and devoted and all of that good stuff. Excellent stuff. Excellent stuff. It's all phase one.
But then in this phase, that is what you will want to do and be happy that give us comfort
by or through prayer withdrawal at Coronado IDF is sola sola was made that to be the comfort of my eyes. That's what you will want to do. You know, I struggled with the night prayers, 20 years, that's one of the products his predecessors and then I enjoyed it for 20 years, the first one two years you're getting a lot of reward and for your struggle out here consistency and he gets spiritual importance every once in a while and are well and so on states, different states spiritual states, but certainly the first one and certainly it may not be 20 and 20 it is just like you know, that they did not
use language like we do, it was not a mathematical thing. But he said that they were two phases that I went through for many years, I struggled to do the midnight prayers, and for many years thereafter, I enjoyed them. So so that is that is the difference between these phases. So also the health issue that harder it's also fading out in the hood or the beholding of the Divine Presence. law you have barwon ie while you shower with a hot de la koala Connie.
Nothing can express its essence delineated definitions or recognize its nature. I will not describe it to you because words can't. He's saying speech cannot describe this face. So when you get there, he will feel note.
And that's these pieces living his life. Oberon Sharla de Vaca, Falcone
Allah, you know grant is config to get as close to Him as He wills.
So I'll take 10 minutes off and then we will come back because we have a lot. We have a lot to cover today
in the chapter of