Channel: Hatem al-Haj
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Proceed, today we have double top for the
top to the station of control for the chapter on poverty.
We will have in the session or the session as a cap on that which comes out of the land or that which comes out of the areas.
First bubbled up from the chapter on poverty, you know not only Rahim Allah, Allah says, Allah,
Allah, Allah, for mankind, you are those in need of Allah or mankind you are those in need of Allah.
Now, to begin this chapter,
I would have to basically caution you about the fact that
sometimes it is, you know, the intellectual is inseparable from the spiritual. And usually,
I would usually say, that, you should not
interpret our spiritual texts intellectually or intellectual texts spiritually. And this is meant to be a spiritual texts, not an intellectual one.
But sometimes they are inseparable, sometimes in you do want to reap all the benefits that the chair wants to convey to you that she wants to teach you learn all the lessons, and immerse yourself in the six
perspective, so that you could benefit from what he is imparting to you,
which means that he will not critique everything intellectually.
if you don't,
the concept itself may, the concept itself, that we may develop the concept that we, you know, the synthesis, the concept that we will develop, that we will basically
hold on to
will, will be distant from what he intended, or what the prophet sallallahu Sallam instructed us to do. And if that is the case, then you do want to keep them parallel, the spiritual and the intellectual, to keep them parallel to each other, in order for you to get to the golden mean and the golden mean to have a proper understanding of the concept, and to hit the golden mean, and the golden mean, as defined by law. And the model of the first generation defined by the law, and the model of the first generation, human which is our model generation.
in the in the beginning of this, I hesitated whether I should translate the chapter of Felker into the chapter of need, or translated into the chapter of poverty.
But if I translated it into and I wanted to translate it into chapter me, because even this verse has been interpreted to me in Andaman fukuhara, you are the one in need of Allah.
And that would be that would still be proper. However, I did not want to take ideological sides. Before I even begin to discuss the chapter. I did not want to show my ideological leaning in that translation factor would translate as poverty,
the word for word translation of Falconer's poverty, and because there is an ideological discussion involved here, I wanted to use the word for word translation, and then basically address my ideological leanings afterwards, in the discussion in the footnotes, not in the translation itself. Okay. So Allah says here you are in need of Allah and Tomoko para la. You are in need of Allah and this address is
To whole humanity Yeah, all mankind. So,
this is the necessary factor the necessary need, the binding need, that is an essential attribute of all of us, that is an essential attribute of all of us not by choice, by by necessity. We are in need of a loss of control, whether you're Muslim, non Muslim, rich poor, we are all in need of Allah subhanaw taala and then there is a factor by choice that will be addressed
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la hora. So,
these were poor by choice these were in need by choice because they chose the path of Allah subhanaw taala. They chose to support the message of the prophet SAW Selim to Pokhara and margerine for the poor among the immigrants and mohajir de la Vina regimen, the Arima model, those who have been driven out of their own lands and their wealth,
you have to hold on fundamental line of seeking the grace of Allah subhanaw taala and his pleasure, when sorona Matsuda who and supporting Allah and His Messenger given victory to or supporting Allah, and His Messenger, these are different types of product, you know, ultimate fukada illa, you are Pokhara by by definition, he as as creatures, now just as mankind, but as creatures, your very existence is contingent upon his permission, your existing by his permission, you are you are you came to existence by his permission and your subsistence or your as by his permission. So, everybody is paperial Allah in that sense, but then there are those people who choose the path of thought,
which is basically a recognition of the obvious to recognize the obvious to admit to it and to make it your basically outlook
in in life and your attitude in life. He will start now to talk about the people who are so caught up by choice these unfair kruseman Liberace Maria Malika well let's see, the Raja chakra is a name for the renunciation of the perception of ownership. And it is three levels and Falco is Mondal Bara, Mira, yet America, America means an America means that make, America means ownership. So he says that it refers to it's a name for your disavowal, your renunciation, of any perception of ownership, you do not see yourself as owning any thing. Not only this, you do not see yourself as owning your very soul, you're very
your body, your soul, you are the property of Allah subhanaw taala,
including yourself here, your soul is a property of Allah subhanaw taala. So once you do recognize this, once you recognize that not only that you don't own your wealth, you don't own this garment on you. You don't own the watch the you don't own anything, you don't own this body. And you don't own your very existence here. Your soul
lost one or the other, brought it about brought it to existence at one point. So that recognition is important. And basically reiteration of this recognition is important, there are frequent reminders to yourself, that really you don't own anything including yourself would be important that is an essential part of this path.
And so far, all of this is clear. Now, we will talk about, you know, the three different levels of fat and the chef will like usual, his final destination is what
self-annihilation we explained before why the chef, you know, wants to get you to the station have
we explained the circumstances and surroundings of the ship during the fifth century, during that time of falafel albizia.
And why he had
intense sort of interest and, and and reverence for that station, this patient of the annihilation of the self of the ego.
But the first one is usually the one that
that is most applicable to us. The first level is the one that is most applicable to us and he says the larger una factor is
the first level is the poverty of the ascetics.
Wahoo and it involves that's the poverty of the ascetics zone.
He says here it involves not donia enough, sorry enough duty again, even adonia
washing one's hands of the dounia neither keep it nor Secret
Doctrine, it is keeping it Taliban is seeking it. So you're not neither united or keep it nor secret. United keep it nor secret enough to the Aveda minute donia washing your hands of the year, here completely indifferent to the dunya you have nothing to deal with adonia, malleable adonia the prophecies are themselves
my likeness to the dernier or the my parable was the dunya is like a man who basically sat in the shade of a tree for a while, and then he and then he moved away to continue his journey. So that's profit sauce Adam said love nama confit dunya Kanaka got
our Appaloosa B, B and dystonias if you were a stranger for a wayfarer, stranger or
And there are certainly when it comes to the zone, there are certainly many reports many hobbies that justify legitimize the concept of zone, the concept of indifference to adonia and the concept also of minimalism. At the end of the day, at the end of the day
the things that are mutually exclusive with the station are mutually exclusive with the station of because we will talk a little bit about if fuckery means money listeners or not.
If it means poverty in the sense in the financial economical sense or not. We'll talk about this. But there are certain things that are mutually exclusive with a station of greed is mutually exclusive with
hoarding is mutually exclusive. miserliness is mutually exclusive. arrogance is mutually exclusive like incidents that have self conceit because of your wealth is mutually exclusive with the station of extravagance is mutually exclusive with the station.
These are the things that are mutually exclusive of the station. These are the things that are have been condemned over and over and over again, in the Quran and the Sunnah and the practice of the modern generation the first generation. No, no excessiveness, no extravagance, no miserliness no hoarding, no greed.
But does fuckery mean money listeners does this in deference to the dernier because many of the the apparent implication of many of their hobbies could mean mindlessness could mean that you are not seeking it. He says not Buddha dynamin adonia Lupton, how Allah doctrine Allah, that plan for Taliban seeking, so that is preserved to hoard to keep follow up is to see so when it when you don't seek it, and it when it comes to you, you don't keep it in. So, it seems that the apparent meaning of
this particular statement by the shave, is that
a means of economical financial poverty, you know, lack of means mindlessness, it seems that he's not only interested in the concept that we talked about first that is need to be in need of Allah subhanaw taala because the you know, that does not require money lessness but at least this statement and then we have to also understand that this is an abridged text.
We are providing the commentary for different people provide
If different people provide the commentary for an abridged text, they will arrive at different conclusions. So maybe this is the apparent meaning of what the chef intended means maybe she wanted to tell you money listeners is a version, but is mindlessness a version is poverty in this sense. The sense of meaninglessness, lack of means lack of assets, lack of resources, isn't a virtue to be sought, that is what we need. Now you need to rely on Allah subhanaw taala. Because without his guidance, you could never figure out anything. Even when we say your life, the revelation years, your life, what is your life, the example of the modern first generation is your guide, you still
many people claim to be holding on to the revelation to be taking the first generation as their standard, the golden standard, their
guide, their measuring stick their beacons of light, we all claim this. But at the end of the day, we disagree. We disagree with each other on the understanding of different concepts, different
values, and so on. So that is why you need here to practice factory to understand what factory is, you need to really feed in need of a Lost Planet Allah to guide you, so that you understand what what need is what factor is. It's a it's a, it's a verse was not a vicious, vicious cycle. You need faculty to be able to figure out what factors you need to feel that your reliance on a library dependence. And, you know, I you know, even whatever you say whatever your epistemology is,
it doesn't matter at the end of the day, if Allah does not intend to feed for you, he could say now have the hold on to the Quran and study this year of the Prophet and the Sahaba are gonna last a lot longer than I am and everything and I'm already but if you really think you'll get at it, you'll reach your objective without a loss. And without a loss, hell, you are a loser Before you begin,
it will not work. Many people say the same thing about so many concepts, and they disagree all the time. So you have to be you have to declare your truck, the barrier need for Allah subhanaw taala to guide you
to understand what is meant by what is meant by this station. So
it is reported by an essay that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would seek refuge in Allah, the Buddha Salalah after the the prayers from a different factor and
a lot of money out of the camera, go for your photo become an
ally seek refuge in You from Gulf
Well, I see her and I seek refuge in You from the torment of the grave.
So if this is also certainly exchange,
you know, this is money listeners. In fact, as money listeners,
lack of money means if that's what if that is what we should be seeking? How could we be seeking that which the prophets of Salaam used to seek refuge in a lot wrong?
Then there does need to be some disambiguation here.
But this ambiguous nation should be fair, and should be balanced?
Well, because whatever we do this configuration, we basically sort of inject all of our ideological leaning into our interpretation
is the concept of, you know, the concept of minimalism at least minimalism at least not a valid concept in Islam.
It is a valid concern. we'll configure neck and neck it does mean that boo holla Tamura, that we report from the Isola is, you know cross it don't settle in it Don't you know be feel established in it.
When a man came to the Prophet, what he said is that when a man came to the prophet and asked him, tell me of a deed, if I if I action if I do it, Allah will love me and the people who love me and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam This was reported by a new manager
with a hat on his net, the prophet SAW Selim said to him, what is fit donia your head back Allah was a female in the nest, you hit back a nest is done here and it is your head back
So is it had Fie DoDEA your head back Allah be indifferent to the dunya Allah Allah love you
indifferent to the dunya or xodus asceticism, you know to be indifferent or renounced, you know, this interest in the donia.
So, be indifferent to the dunya and Allah will love you and be indifferent to that which the people have or possess, and the people will love you.
So, the concept of minimalism is a valid concept, we can just disregard
all of this because we want we have an ideological sort of
and we just disregard it, but we have to put this next to the other ones, what are the other ones? Well, the property is to seek refuge in a law firm, then, you know, there has to be some balance here, and
someone may bait me save a balance is that Fuck, fuck
the factory that is praiseworthy is not to be completely broke, what the profit is to seek refuge in his pocket and not in a scanner. What the difference between proper and the scanner is the scanner is the have the bare minimum for your basic needs.
bare minimum for basic needs. And the factory is not to have that bare minimum for the basic needs. That could be someone's interpretation.
But then, then, at the same time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said 200 of the loss for the electron who
metal solid Roger is solid, you know, how excellent is good money for a good man.
So good money is money, that's Aaron feel solid, and a good man will spend it on holiday. So that's the two conditions for Goodwill's your earnings from holiday holidays are one of the urba one of the four things that you will be asked about that.
You will not leave
you know from from your sort of rec session of reckoning on the day of judgment that you're asked about four things and one of them is your wealth. Where did you learn it for earn it from? And how did you spend it. So an M and metal saw that Roger slaughter? How excellent is good money for a good man, good money will be halaal also money and a good man will know how to spend it in the cause of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
says that this interpretation that you just have the bare minimum, you don't have more, that hobbies does not really we have to reconcile this hobbies with that interpretation, because that interpretation seems to be in conflict with the meaning of this hobbies, that more money is good for a good minute.
More halaal good, wholesome money is good for good man. So then,
then we move.
Now we're giving these sort of, at least in our own understanding, we're getting these conflicting reports.
You feel some tension between the reports, right.
I mean, there is no tension between the reports, but be honest, you feel the tension from your end. Because from from your end your finite human being with limited language, then you're feeling some tension between the reports, like confit dunya Kanika, Curry, Asana, Roger Asana,
you know, allow many hours of becoming a cup of coffee on factor
is have dunya you have back allows that there is some tension between the reports, then
we need to look for help now.
What is what is next,
know the next thing in resolving the conflict, for the seeming contradiction, the attention,
the mother generation.
The models are, how they understood how they practiced.
So you look at the Model Generation, and you find that out of the 10 of the 10 Sahaba that have been in one hubbies many Sahaba have been given. Keep in mind, this is a completely wrong
notion to think that only 10 Sahaba were given
Are tidings of paradise. You know? So where is the asset? And when is Amara and yes, and where is Bilal? And where's everybody that have been clear to be giving glad tidings of paradise. But when we talk about the 10, who were movers Sharon with Jana, lasagna, Sharon, we're talking about the 10, who were mentioned that one hobbies,
to be of the people that paradise are given to our tidings, the 10 were mentioned in one hobby, but there are many other hobbies, that guaranteed and for others,
so, but the 10, that that are considered, at least, you know, and and there is controversy here, and most of the scholars will consider those tend to be the 10, greatest of the Sahaba. But certainly, you know, men men home out of them the forefront of ourselves and the the, you know, the deserve that title, whether there are other Sahaba outside of the term that may be just as great as the 10 or maybe even greater than Southern that said
there is nothing definitive from the in the Quran and the center to say that although or some sort of mainstream orthodoxy in Islam, those are the best and then the better you people who witnessed the Battle of Badr would be next to them. And they are, one would be next to them, the people who give the Prophet the pledge under the tree
would be next to them. And then
then there's the rest of us a hub, but
but there is nothing definitive that those yet those things are of the greatest by consensus are of the greatest the Sahaba by consensus, you have four out of them are the
red one, why are they so out of the 10? Five of them at least, we're not just rich. They were extremely rich. They're billionaires in today's standards,
US man was
the rock man was the very words
of man of the rock man.
Tom ha was
we said as the venue was sad a bevy of passwords. The these were billionaires in today's standards. abubakr may have started out like that, but eventually we are not counting abubaker because at the end, he did, he was not.
armor was never like extremely rich. Galliano was never extremely rich. But, but we have at least five out of 10 of Alaska, overseen by john who were extremely rich, can we say that those are not Pokhara? That the those that not reach the station?
Can we exclude them from the station?
Because if we exclude them from the station, then who needs the station that is not necessary for for you to be one of the greatest, you know, one of the just fewer greatest of all times, then it you may have zoned in that station itself, you may have this interest in that station itself. But we have to say that Osman was one of the greatest appears that follow her was that is a valuable was that all of the most extremely rich Sahaba were Philippians then in this case, we have to say that it is not simply money in money listeners, for lack of money listeners is a word that I made up by the way. So
what you could do this, they say that Aristotle used to torture the Greek language because he would just use it in ways that are unfamiliar unprecedent.
Anyway, so mindlessness is not than what is intended. What is intended is that
conviction, deep conviction in your heart that you own nothing, It all belongs to Allah. But at the same time, keep in mind, you're not invited to that station. If you have excessive competitiveness, excessive greed, hoarding, horden, miserliness, extravagance. These are attributes not essential attributes of rich people, not essential attributes of the rich people, but these are incidental attributes, yet very common in rich people, arrogance, insolence, etc. Very common or rich people that you find them too competitive, greedy
You know, my somewhat miserly somewhat, you know, extravagant, you know, within in their spending on themselves, you know and things of that nature. So, having those attributes will exclude you from the station of fuck sir but by you know by definition
Okay, so then
so what do I do?
You know, we understand five out of the 10. But then we have also had among the Sahaba, who were pretty poor, pretty poor on the surface doesn't have the greatest hub, we're pretty poor left then he owes nothing. So, what what do they do
certain like two things that that will determine what you will do what I will do what we will do, but this is the understanding in general, you know the requirements for this nation, you know that it is not necessarily about money, but you know that there is some degree of minimalism that is encouraged islamically that is considered a versatile in Islam and some degree of indifference to the dunya.
But collectively, collectively, we cannot be propagating, propagating factor as a virtue in the sense of economical folk, we can't propagate, because even if you say that we can propagate, because not everyone will,
not everyone will listen to you, some people say that,
let's just invite the people to choose
true this interest in the dernier not seeking it, not seeking it, you know, not, you know, busying themselves with earning anything and this invite the people to this, because not everybody else will do this, not everybody will listen to you. And you will do want those people to be present in the society as beacons of light to show other people that yes, we can gracefully handle this
it is not
necessary for our happiness, our inner peace and
but when you propagate this as a version, there is certainly a societal a collective and communal trickle down effect
and the trickle down effect is that
the rich will feel a little bit filthy
will feel that you will have to make a choice between being godly godliness and richness and wealth, you will have to make that choice if you propagate economical, you know, fuck or poverty as a as a version,
there is a trickle down effect. And the trickle down effect was so obvious, you know,
a few generations after the the modern generation
the trickle down effect started to show on their own collectively, collectively, sort of the, the down curve.
Start because the German farmer when the cauliflower SAP, people started to go in all directions, very few people held on to the understanding of the first generation. But people went to different extremes between excessiveness and extravagance and between complete this interest.
But then you have a society that does not have a backbone. It's a spine, spineless society, Society of
the upper class and lower class economically, without a middle class is fine. The society the middle class, gives the society its strength, stability, everything. That's what happened. So you have, like a few people on the top, have a lot of people on the bottom. And you have this sort of divorce between the dean and the donia.
So we cannot afford to be propagating this collectively as a version. What we have to focus on, we have to focus on the things that were condemned by the prophet SAW Southern clearly condemned in the way that we mentioned before, and focus on the concept of your need of Allah subhanho wa Taala to be the proper interpretation of Fuck, that is praiseworthy. But then individually, it depends on two factors, your potential, and your circumstances, your potential and your circumstances. So let's take the example of an anathema
Mr. Smith used to be
you know, the Muslims of Mr. Smith is the greatest Hadith book, the largest, greatest Hadees book, somewhere around 30,000 hotties are in the Muslim. Compare this to about 4000 and Bukhari that you do understand that we have the latest in volume book of heavy collected by one man who all who is also founder of one of the four schools of film. So
just like an ordinary man, not an ordinary man. So the American man
would not want this to waste his time, earning money for Morgan is basically earning money for women. So he would just earn money to get by MIT, sometimes he would do what he would do, and pick up grains, he would go to out of the salad, which is, you know, the first and lands around Baghdad, and ask the
landlord, landowners to basically after they harvest the crops, to go through the land, and pick up the left behind the grains in the cold this a laptop or a low carb, we'll come to it
in the cast session. So the use to leave behind some drains. And then some people will pick them up for you know, to use them, you know, because he had a family and so on.
him Emma, Matt was
sometimes he used to weave things, and his mother was a weaver.
So she taught him weaving. Also things. And sometimes also you would copy things for people copy things. So one day, he had,
he was in Mecca, he was, you know, learning
under Soviet of North Korea, and they they missed him for a couple of days, he did not show up to class. So someone went and knocked on his door. And he
he did not open the door was quite unusual. So he said to him, what's wrong with you? Like, you know, this is a friend of his, from the
who came with him, learn under Sofia, so he's nothing was wrong with you. He said, My my, my garment was stolen, he had one garment. So he said, my garment, my soap or garments was stolen.
So that's why I didn't come out. So he's here to tell anyone I have money, I have done any arrows to take some. And then he said no. So I would not take favors from anyone. Unlike the keeper, keep in mind, that man was not the only Greek man in our history to suffer, he was and I certainly would accept money from the office, he considered this to be the money of the Muslim and considered, you know, that the Muslim men are entitled, The scholars are entitled, we take this money and we spend it in proper causes.
Because that is what the money where the money should should go.
You know, so that regardless of my sort of relationship with Africa, regardless of my thoughts of the halifa, but yes, this is the money of the Muslim in his proper way of spending it. But I would not accept any favors from anyone at any time. So he would carry things, you know, for people for for pennies. He would we've we copy who would do anything, but he just lived day by day and you just get by basic needs bare minimum and get back.
But this, he knew that he would be able to gracefully handle this level this lifestyle. And he was so graceful about, you know, his his soul was just as white as journals.
always just like really white.
No, there's no nothing on it. It's not like you know,
it's not the image of you know, the poor person who's
sort of not taking care of himself, but he is he is clean, tidy,
but basic needs bare minimum and he will get by, because he did not want to waste time. He did not want to accept favors. He knew he can handle this very gracefully. And he did.
But this was Akhmad and hero
eudaimonia which is good life means what a life fulfillment fulfillment meanwhile means what? to actualize your potential, the document actualizes potential.
Is Sahaja Muslim one of the four emails in Sahih Muslim?
You actualize this potential? Did he have a life worth living? A life of accomplishment industrious, worth living, you know? Certainly. But can you say the same thing about the London robotics.
And keep in mind, the fact that he is less popular than asthma does not mean in any way that our beloved and garlic is less than is less popular than
but on the lower half Matt would consider of the laburnum Volek to be way above him and
Barack was a scholar
with a hanafy leaning or maybe hanafy
a great scholar, and a great, great scholar, wasn't,
was a philanthropist
was extremely rich.
And was everything was all of this seidelman Messiah was all of this, that our beloved robotic actualizes potential that automatically FedEx realized the potential that is available. actualized Yes. So the idea here is, you have your own potential. You have your own leanings, and you should you should learn about yourself and learn about what works for you, and what is good for you. And also be understanding of the circumstances circumstances. So nowadays, if you don't have money for rent
you don't have a home right I
mean, in the past you could basically set up a tent in Baghdad outside of Baghdad and out of the you know, the outskirts of Baghdad and set up a tent and fine
but so there are different circumstances and that's why so fianarantsoa is level Lola have been unable at Amanda Lebanon Luke, as I told you last time had not been for these than a year has not been done for this money, then Luke would have used this as tissue paper and use this and thrown us away.
So there there there is this concept of your own potential and your circumstances and you have to really understand, map out yourself, your enough's and figure out what is good for you to actualize your potential, if graceful endurance through poverty, in the sense of economical poverty, not necessarily factor where you don't have your basic needs. But to get by, with the bare minimum, in that sense, will help you actualize your potential. And that's good. And that's good for you. It was good for admin. If wealth will help you actualize your potential, like us, man, who you know, like like I'm loving and loving. And that's good for you. If somewhere in the middle will help you
actualize your potential, that's also good for you. So you figure out what is good for you based on your circumstances. And based on your potential. So, safe says Natalia dynamin adonia Dr. Natasha washing one's hands of the dunya and either keep it nor seek it. And I think we don't need to explain this anymore.
Then the sheikh said, When scheduled deciding on Amazon, I was silencing one time concerning it silencing one stunk concerning it. Neither praises nor disparaging, neither praise it nor despair. People who disparage adonia are people just fail, who like you know, failed that having it. So now they're just so resentful.
It's like, you know, it's, you have a grudge against the dunya because you just failed. But if you are truly is their head, you would not disparage it. Because it you're indifferent.
It is worthless. You know, where
people who have a lot of enemies a lot of my credits are were the people
at least worthy in some sense, significant, impactful, influential, right?
These you don't find like, you know, someone who's completely
completely sort of inert has no influence impact. You don't find articles in the New York Times, disparaging him and stuff like that.
so and what is what are you experienced with any that means that it is
you are indifferent to it. It means that
You know, like someone who wanted to like pick a fruit and then he couldn't pick it and then set himself to console himself it is sour. doesn't look good anyway, I mean you were trying to pick it for two days.
So that is what the shift means if if you're really indifferent, you will not be busy praising or disparaging the dunya
and then as I said, was Salama. Two men have been staying safe from it no craving or desertion you don't crave it You don't deserve the desertion here Taliban Antartica means what Solomon had to be safe if you decided to desert it
keep in mind at the moment and Josie Rahim Allah inside the father said sometime
he said that uh you know i saw that they had sometimes even our own enough's
even our own enough's murabaha vermin,
they they withhold the you know themselves from
desirable things. But in exchange for this, the give their naps, more than that, which she asked for more than what she asked for. So your naps once like,
your loved ones, like an like in a nicer car, for instance.
And then it is yourself, but it is unbefitting have a Zed.
And then or your enough swans a little bit of yellow food or something. He says yourself, if I go out and buy apples from the market, people will say so and so bad apples, and I will lose my recognition as I said, or vice, you know, whatever.
Go to read, what was it called Red Lobster or something?
You lose your distinction
So you said yourself, no, I'm not going to do this. Oh, now you really fell in the trap of the shaitan.
Because now is not for loss upon retirement. And you're not who just wanted, you know, like a good meal or this or that, or just like something very simple, that would have been permissible. And okay, you kept it from it. And he gave her a lot more.
And she was content with the praise and the recognition and the distinction. because keep in mind on Maslow's hierarchy of needs.
That sense of belonging and distinction and all of that stuff are higher than the just the basic needs at the bottom.
So people move up the ladder, and people can after they basically secure the basic needs, they want something a little bit more. And that preys on that distinction is certainly of the interests of donors. So now we don't he's saying to you stay safe.
Because the desertion of the dernier can also come with side effects. Because you could intend by this, that distinction or want that distinction. And if you do you lost
when the SEC said we have a one factor level second level Fisher fee, this is the poverty about whose virtue they spoke. And then the she said what bairrada to third year arrojo intercepted by Motorola telephone well, who our
second level is that consistent is the constant consideration of the antecedents that's the antecedents of a lot of divine the Lord by beholding the divine grace who fought for the needs of divine grace
and then he said well how are you resource philosophy and related Ah, man it involves or this Red's one of seeing their deeds reds one I've seen that these were closer to finance now so we're gonna get into you know trying to not see your your deeds so this is a clear now who's not seen his fuck
appear now who is working not on, you know, the easy pursuits of zones that are mentioned in the first level but the harder ones that are that belong now to the second level, reds one I've seen their deeds were partial who that well, disrupts the beholding of the while the spiritual states who
While you might have a nasty Motorola Moto mat, while you're in purifies, Minh had nasty Motorola machinet prefer for your first one from the fields of observing the Mackinac or the spiritual stations, where the spiritual states mechanized spiritual stations, whether wherever means the temporary ones and mahkumat means the more stable ones or a while means the ones that are given to you by Allah as gifts without your own pursuing of them or and McMartin would mean the ones that have been given to you by Allah as gifts after you pursuing them the different but, you know, when our spiritual states and my family or spiritual stations so what he wants to say to you that after
you have exercised that type of factor or the type observed in the beginning and you were able to wean yourself off from the Vernier you're able to handle this, you need to really feel that whatever you accomplished wherever you reach whenever face station you reached now, it does not belong to you, it is a gift from Allah subhana wa Tada. So, be careful, because some people may be able to,
to read themselves of the lower desires, the current of the fleshy desires, but they may not be able to read it themselves have completely
self recognition, you know, or self can see,
then the shifts so that she accept whatever the whatever
whatever you earn is a loss is a loss favor, allows grace. Don't think of it as your own accomplishment or your own achievement, the last one, that's the you know, he will talk now about financial self annihilation, damages the third is the third level. So how to drop certainty of destitute certainty of destitute, destitute is here means or after our hears, here means what? Your clear conviction of your lack of all means of subsistence, you cannot subsist, neither success physically, suspense, success spiritually or in any way shape or form, without Allah subhanaw taala. So that is your FRR your feeling of this that uniqueness and your feeling of extreme extreme extreme
need of Allah for your subsistence. And then he said, well, we'll pull off the other takato while you will, coffee and cocoa, Danny.
And we'll put together takato Allah, Danny, surrender to the to the strange in realization of the oneness.
surrender to the estranging realization of the oneness. Why it is a strange thing, because people who are drawn to the one, the eternal, the first are feeling estranged from the dounia fear estranged from their surroundings. So takato means cut off. So it is a process, the closer you get to Allah, the more
cut off you feel from the world. But this does not mean that you will not engage the world for Allah. You know, with Allah by Allah for Allah just means that you're so this interested.
Yours you're longing for Allah you're longing for the hereafter makes you so this interested that you feel completely cut off his estranged from the dunya. And then the chef said, when I diversify eBay that if I did read
what I diversify the beta, a pilot that reads permanent sequestration in the vast barren plains of abstraction, and that certainly, he says, and this is the poverty of the sophies.
He says that permanent sequestration in the vast barren plains of abstraction sequestration, now you're cut off from the dounia but you're locked up now in this bay. They're in this barren
sort of land, desert or planes of abstraction, the juried abstraction. That read means what it's basically to see something independent of its associations, contingencies, attachments, something completely
detached from everything else. Now you're seeing the one
independent or separate from completely detached from or all and how are all of it however, this however, it means what finite things with beginnings are This means something that a new occurrence, finite things with with beginnings have temporal occurrences You are a temporal carries, your wife is your husband is, you know your car is
Planet Earth is the sun is everything is temporary occurrences However, this, they were contingent upon Allah subhanaw taala contingencies. And the first the eternal, the source, you know, the EverLiving everlasting is the one. So, once you have reached that realization,
you're not locked up in this bay that he calls it by that, by that means what vast plains that are completely completely buried. Why barren? He
should be green metals. But that is not because green green matters, because if you're there, that's it. That's the ultimate goal.
But he says it's VEDA it's very big. He means by this, no distractions, no distractions. reinvent this would mean that you're looking at this fruit tree and you're looking at this and you're enjoying that. And you know, the greenness itself is a distraction for the eyesight. No, it's playing sand dunes completely or like completely plain and completely empty in fertile.
Meaning no strings to the donia at all. And that will give you clarity of vision. Why did he call it vast because by that means vast buried plains. Why do they call Avast because it's the ultimate liberation.
Why did he call it the bass you're locked up sequestration, although he calls it vast? Because, yes, you can never come back.
You can never come back to be occupied with adonia. So you're locked up in this beta. But it is vast, because it's the ultimate liberation. It's barren because there are no attachments and no strings to the Dhoni anymore.
And this read here means to see a line dependent of all the others
to focus on the first the eternal, the everlasting. First and final cause first and final cause without any
distraction by temporal occurrences. However this and he says that this is the poverty of the Sophie's and the talk here is not about
chef is a Sunni Sufi all the talk is about Sunni Sufism not deviant Sufism.
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