Hatem al-Haj – Manazil as-Sa’ireen #57 – Chapter on Excellence

Hatem al-Haj
AI: Summary © The speakers discuss the concept of "naughtiness" in English, which refers to achieving a specific virtue of perfection. They stress the importance of deeds and balance in society, as it is the highest level of perfection in dealings. The speakers also emphasize the need for refinement and preparation before embarking on a task, as it can affect experiences and friendships. The importance of language and culture is also emphasized, along with managing time properly and protecting emotions and friendships.
AI: Transcript ©
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From the last note

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to proceed, inshallah Today we will

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have the chapter of accent in this gear and the cattle feather unfuck. So we'll start with a chapter of accent or the station of accent.

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But first

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No, I'm hearing my echo I just can't handle

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can we can we open the door?

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Let's save that and

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hamdulillah we are done with

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we're done with five segments. We said

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Allah divided his book into 100 stations.

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He said that better Labrador

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and former Carmen

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the Queen man and his servant there are about 1000 stations of light and darkness. And he said that he will summarize them into 100 because it would be too long if he

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embarked on describing the 1000 stations and the 100 stations will be sufficient for sure. Because the they are inclusive of the 1000 stations, it would be sort of like more subtleties, more intricacies. 100 stations was certainly sufficient. But he divided the 100 stations into 10 segments.

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And we started the first segment was a bit a act, and then a Barbie mom a lot. So first segment of that, obviously the beginnings of web, the gates

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mama that would be the dealings would be manners and sort of the foundations. And today we are starting

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Segment Number six, from from station, one to station 50 to station 60. And that is this idea or the segment of an idea or the values.

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said in the beginning of this segment, I'm Chris moolah with the web. We're here at CERN where the animal Hekmat world boss era Bismillah Ar

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Rahman hickmott World masirah while ferocity ottavino and in Hamas, the keynote wautoma Nina to him. So as for the segment of the valleys, it is 10 chapters and they are at XM, and we translated this as excellence.

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For now and then we will go over what it means and the knowledge

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that he said that hikmah which is wisdom. Alba Sierra is insight. basura is like a buzzer, but the heart, the buzzer of the heart, the sight of the heart, the insight,

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one feroza inference, I translated it here as astuteness it is astuteness cleverness, shrewdness, it is

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the ability discernment, it's the ability to be particularly discerning, able to have tearing things apart, sorting things out, predicting things correctly, and figuring out people also. It's usually used in the context of figuring people out, figuring out who's who,

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figuring people qualities, through their attitude, their posture even.

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And that is something that our righteous predecessors used to be very good at. It is also to some extent, that's why sometimes you find some mixup in translation between the Syrah and philosophy. This purpose here is the inside for us

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would sound pretty much like inside also, but it is that sort of

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astuteness in

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Is that ability to be discerning and have that part of predicting what is what, and who's who and how things will turn out.

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Is there a theme and that is veneration reverence, veneration for them. And then a little ham, which was inspiration, a Sakina, serenity atoma Nina tranquility. And, and him aspiration him can sometimes be translated as wood could be translated as drive.

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Sometimes it's translated as

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but we will come to it we will come to a station for today we will have

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a chapter on Saturday, Mama Hardaway, Mr. La said, why some code allows

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DLLs and Allah Almighty said is the reward for XM, which is translated the universe good.

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Anything about sn? Good. And that's in sort of ramen.

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So that's the beginning of the chapter, the chef talked about the station, the station of our sandwich is

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in the prophetic designation and the prophetic terminology in the prophetic language is that as the highest of all stations, right? Because in the hadith of gibreel, who came and asked the Prophet sallallahu Sallam about Islam mlns and he said, Son, Alexandra and Tabitha Locke and Nakamura for a long time and Tara Finola, katsanis worship Allah as if were as though you see him and if you don't, you know that he does or he realized that he does or then he does, you know, literally than he does. So, you should realize that he does see you and that was the ultimate station and it is an all inclusive station.

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Because if you if we know that what the word itself means we will be able to

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appreciate how this is an all inclusive. This is the ultimate, the all inclusive station. accent comes from Houston right? Austin, San Sun is basically a verbal noun, it comes from her husband is what beauty Hassan Al Hussein means what? Hassan Hassan, Hassan beautiful, and beautiful are good, you know, beautiful or good. And it means the diminutive of Hassan, which is the little Hassan

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so it hasn't been

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it's about beauty and it's about goodness.

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But it hasn't means beauty.

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Hasn't puppy, beautiful, ugly, Hassan puppy, you know, the antonym of Hassan would be puppy and that is ugly, beautiful and ugly. So,

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if it comes from this, then it means

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beauty, but it is not simply beauty itself is not beauty. Sun is a verbal noun from Asana. Asana is a verb. It's still not transitive. But you add to it ILA and it becomes a transitive, transitive, so accidental Isla foolin, he showed kindness towards

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this person or that person.

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And then it becomes transitive this way. So that sounds then is a verbal noun. It means making things beautiful, or doing things beautifully, or doing beautiful things. So making things beautiful, doing things beautifully, or doing beautiful things. And that would be sad.

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But why is it? You know, sometimes accent is translated as excellence. Sometimes it's translated as beauty. Sometimes it's translated as embellishments. Sometimes it's translated as good. Sometimes this translate translated as kindness. Where are they all coming from? That they're all coming from that word itself. Because you know, we said that, at the root of it, it means beauty. It means making things beautiful. That's me mean it means making things beautiful, are doing beautiful things or doing things beautifully.

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And then beauty certainly or beautification, is the is the ultimate perfection, because you don't add any aesthetic enhancements to our structure until you have finished the building it. You build the structure first, and then you ornament that you adorn it, you beautify it to embellish it, right? You don't you don't so foundation and all the structure

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You finish everything and then you start to beautified and in this sense

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or that beautification, that aesthetic enhancement is the ultimate form of perfection. You know you don't like you know anything like a cake or building anything.

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The final touches, if you add the final touches at means that you have done any, it is expected it is presumed that you have done anything prior to that. Because now you are you know paying attention to the final details to the little details or the final touches that says embellishment, embellishment or beautification.

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So that is why accent is translated many times as perfection. Because it does have to do with this because as soon as the ultimate perfection, but it is not just perfection. Perfection would be it can. It can is perfection in the lab with Amina huduma, Milan, and your pin, allow would love of you or likes you when you do something that you perfect it

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that you perfect. So it kind of is perfection that accent is a little bit more than perfection it is you know the embellishment that is the adding the final touches, the ultimate perfection.

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So when it comes to accent in your personal conduct, it is about perfection. But it is about the ultimate perfection, as we said, when it comes to accent in your dealings, not as in your personal conflicts. So, you know, in relation to your deeds, your deeds should be perfect if you if you want to be my son, and my son is the one who beautifies things, or the one who does things beautifully. So if you want to be I'm watching your deeds should be perfect when it comes to dealings.

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At translate the translation of perfection in dealings is what

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kindness, and that is my accent is translated as kindness. Because when you deal with people that are three different levels, there is the level of unfairness, oppression, injustice, and there is the level of fairness. But and certainly, you know, the first is prohibited the second is required require require, and then there is the level of kindness, graciousness, you know, which is higher than that, then then what is required, it's more than what's required is what is recommended, that is basically the perfection in dealings, and that is what is most desirable. And what is recommended by Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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When our captain particle Islam, our Krypton V, what is the Barco High Roller submarine? That's basically the two levels. And if you if you read the eight, then do this with equity in fairness, you know, swords equal retaliation equal retribution, what is apartamento highroller submarine but if you are patient, then the best outcome is for those who are patient.

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The best outcome is for those who are patient, and that is the that's the perfection of the Islamic teachings. It addressed the reality

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realistically, but it also encouraged us and pointed those out to us that basically the highest level of perfection. Yes, certainly sometimes. And and and collectively, the society should not should always establish justice, because this is important.

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But also has pointed out for us as individuals the highest level of perfection, which is kindness, graciousness, and that is certainly beyond justice.

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So then accent could be translated, it is fine to translate it as good. It is fine to translate it as beautification embellishment, you know, and it's fine to translate it as perfection. And it's fine to translate it as kindness, because it does mean all of that. It does mean all of it.

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Then the chef said, because the gardener is already in keytab and Santa is Montana on nabawi on yajima Baba haka. Well on top of the luck and Mecca Tara.

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We mentioned in the beginning of the book that is a prophetic comprehensive expression that involves all the forms of truth. It is to worship Allah as if use

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It is the worship of Allah as if you see him. So he's saying that, as we said, It is all inclusive, and it is the highest level in the prophetic terminology and in the prophetic designation, it is the highest level and it's all inclusive.

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Why is it particularly that this description of accent by the prophet SAW Southern because the Prophet did not talk about all of that a, you know, the sort of the detail of linguistic explanations that we mentioned now, but why is it that the Prophet that what the prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned,

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basically summarizes, in the most comprehensive and

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accurate way, the ultimate form of SM, the peak of SM,

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because, after you perfected a deed, and you embellish it, you beautified he had the final touches, everything is perfect, the true value of this deed is ultimately dependent on what

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the motive and the purpose, the motive and the purpose otherwise, you know, extremely good looking deeds, may be semesters and in nature or you know, in their purpose. So, the the true value of any deed is ultimately dependent contingent upon the motive and the purpose and the prophecy Salam is telling us what makes our deeds most perfect in their motive and purpose. If you are worshipping Allah, as if you see him,

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can your leads be any better than those? Can your purpose be any greater than this? I'm certainly not. And that is not only when it comes to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala in terms of ritualism but also kindness, the people is part of it, you know, kindness through his creations is part of the

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worship, part of your worship of Allah subhanaw taala it's not just about rituals, it is also about your dealings with with people, you know, Akhmad Amina, Amanda, Santa Monica, the best people in faith, the

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best of the believers and faith are those who are best in character, best manners.

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You know,

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prophets or Sallam said, Nothing would be heavier in the scale. They have judgment than good manners. So it's part of it.

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how is it that purpose also will improve your deeds? How is it that purpose will improve your deeds and I said this in the footnotes,

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it will add three important qualities here deeds, the purpose being the divine pleasure, not ostentation, not self actualization, not particular inclination to a certain virtue or group of virtues.

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Not all of that, but the pleasure of the most hi Allah, the divine azada

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it will make them consistent, it will make them balanced, and it will make them resolute.

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You know,

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well, resolute because you have, basically, you're drawing on the eternal, the first and the last and our last

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year, you're drawing on that sort of that energy, you're getting your energy from the eternal, the infinite. And that is why you will not burn out. That your if your purpose is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala, it would not be imaginable for you to burn out, it will not be imaginable for you to give up.

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Keep in mind that this has been also proven by studies, that when humanitarian humanitarian activities are humanitarian, activism,

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people, the people of faith are the people who

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you know, are the people who stay in it for the longest time, the people who stick with humanitarian activism for the longest time because no matter what your purpose is, you could eventually burn out or give up or find no return. You know, as human beings we want to have some return for our investment, some return for our effort. And if you're if you're human, like humanitarian actors

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vism is for the sake of humanity.

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At one point, you don't get like the adequate return from humanity, right? You feel that, you know, you're being let down by human beings, even the very people that you're trying to help, and that you're sort of looking out for, they may let you down. And in this case, you burn out where you give up. But if the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala is your purpose

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you know, the, you know, do you ever get let down by Allah subhanaw taala Do you ever give up on a lot to ever give up on that purpose of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala Most High, you don't. So, that is why it adds that resilience to your deeds and permanency to your deeds.

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In addition to this, and adds consistency, consistency, consistency in the sense of in the sense that it is not just about attaining a particular virtue, it is not sort of a platonic form of aspiration to virtue aspiration to you know, the platonic forms and good beyond them and so on, but it is aspiration to please the most hi subhana wa Tada. And in this case, you will be consistent. It is not like, you know, your drive is your particular inclination towards a certain virtue, forbearance, versus courage, courage, versus generosity, generosity versus, you know, prudence etc. No, you will be sort of even handed because ultimately your purpose is not like I said, it's not

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ostentation, that's, that would be the weakest, sort of the most miserable purpose to have is to try to please the people, but it is not even self actualization. It is not even to attain a virtue for your own self actualization or actualization of your own potential in sort of courage, in generosity in our any

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particular version. It is for Allah subhanaw taala, therefore, you're not going to be missing out on any virtues, you're not going to be basically

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absent, and in any, like,

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good venture, you're going to be always there for everything that is good within your capacity and within your means. Just like you remember, when the prophets of Salaam asked them who woke up fasting today, abubaker said I, the Messenger of a blue feather, poor person, I honestly, who follow the funeral today, I prefer a funeral procession today. And I'm like I said, I that that's the type of it so he is not particularly consumed into a particular activity. You know, I only teach, I only, you know, do this, I only do PM, or I only do sort of

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philanthropic work or

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relief work, but no, he is all over the place, wherever there is a virtue to attain. He's there to attain it. Why? Because ultimately, his purpose is the pleasure of God subhana wa Tada. And all of those verses are beloved by him. So he's not lopsided. He's not just working for one particular virtue and not the rest of them say consistency, permanency, you know, and consistency, balances also

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balances important.

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Balance is important and how is it that worshiping Allah is if you see him will give you this balance in your sn

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will give you this balance in your essay.

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So in Muslim reported from sandelin house,

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Allahu Allah the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in the lack of Allah Santa Allah cliche for either Patel fascino catla ways as a baktun fascino zipper while you had the hadoo CompTIA fratta while your hands will be hotter, so Allah subhanaw taala had prescribed the exam and this will look a little bit oxymoronic but but it is not.

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Okay, so the profits are sometimes said in a catabolic center laquisha Allah prescribed x and in every matter Allah have prescribed has prescribed a cent in every minute in everything that you do. Due to

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Perfection. Do it with beauty. Do it well do it well.

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So Allah has prescribed that sound in every manner. So for a vacuum and if you kill so if you kill, kill, well,

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that's what means. Boxing. Okay, good well,

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and if you slaughter slaughter Well,

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when you had the hadoken schelotto, every one of you should sharpen his blade, what do you do and give ease or comfort to the animal he will slaughter, to the animal to slaughter.

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At the end of the day, that is what we're saying, there has to be this balance. Islam is that Remember when I told you before Islam as the religion of

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bipolar unity brings in the two aspects, you know, the material and the spiritual brings the men in harmony. And that's the beauty of Islam. Remember, the last time we were talking about the jumbo jet and shaliach masahisa country of Mohammed Salim was one of them to be on, you know, the idea of Sharia might actually have to match your beauty, which was meant to compliment the chart.

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Not separately. And that's, that's the most important part. Because if you think of them separately, that is actually I'm at the mercy and heresy. You know, the mercy anism or mercy and heresy in the early Christian history is when marcian rejected the God of the Old Testament, he found that the God of the Old Testament is the material God is the source of evil, and that is basically from Greek philosophy. From it's a dualistic heresy, this was condemned by the forefathers of the church as a beta

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blasphemy or heresy.

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But it was it was meant to compliment it, it was meant to compliment it is the same God of the Old Testament is the God of the New Testament.

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It is, you know, the God of Inza, melons, Allah, the God of both Joelle rager and Jamal beauty

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and then shut out of the prophets of Salaam Shariati canal or the Sharia of perfection, completeness, perfection that brought them the two aspects together harmoniously. And so, so here, if you can kill Well, at the end of the day, the balance of virtues, the balance of virtue there is here the capital justice is the warranted bias lamp sometimes, that does not mean that in a particular society, keep in mind that Islam as a as a sort of a

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complete system

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has its own sort of hierarchy of values, that is basically equal patchwork may not may not be particularly advisable. So it does not mean that in all societies, we will be sort of supporting capital punishment, because capital punishment has been,

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you know, prescribed and Islam within that value system, it is the same value system that was just the poor was just to the, you know, to everybody in the society, the value system of equality, justice, within that value system.

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Capital punishment was prescribed, it does not mean that in every society, whether it's Muslim or not Muslim, nowadays, that we will have to be supportive of capital punishment, this capital punishment could be abused, also, in a society that does not basically respect the entire value system that we're talking about here, but within the value system of capital punishment was prescribed and was deemed appropriate in certain cases.

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And that is basically the balance of between justice and mercy, like I told you, here, it is not a particular attraction to a particular virtue that we're after, it is the pleasure of God. So, in this way, we will be balanced, you know, mercy will not dampen or when not diminished our sense of justice, yes, we will try to be merciful as much as we can. But again, at the same time, there is this justice with equal retribution is justice. You know, you cannot allow people to spread mischief in the society and, you know, feel sort of safe for at least feel safe from equal rights or be retribution, equal retribution has been always a

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In God's revealed, books, or revealed, laws, has been prescribed. He quartered interviews in line of an eye, you know, an eye for an eye. So,

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in this case, the prophet SAW Selim is telling us that this is exactly what we're talking about here. This is the balance, that you know, that having this purpose, when when give you that, that balance, not having that purpose as the ultimate purpose, which is the pleasure of Allah, it will always be lopsided, you will always be inclined towards your own personal preferences. Some people will be more inclined towards justice versus mercy, mercy versus justice. And so the process of what I'm saying that when it when it when that is warranted, and when it is the right thing to do, when execution is the right thing to do, do it well,

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because what is the purpose of you know, torturing, you know, the, you're torturing that person deserving of capital punishment? No, do it well, do it

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in the best manner possible, in the best manner possible. Now we're dealing here with the material world, and in the material world, things happen, the same God who decreed that, you know, fire will go sweep through forests and kill, you know, all the animals in that forest decreed that equal retribution is justifiable. So, pain, what happened in the material world, you know, things of that nature will happen in the material world.

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But in when you when you do this, do it in the best manner possible?

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What is the justifiable and then it is the same God also permitted us the same God who permitted that death is part of this, of the life of this world, that he allowed us to terminate the life of certain animals for our own use for our own

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food, you know, so he allowed us to do this, and had it not been that he gave us permission.

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It would have been impermissible. How can you terminate life? You know, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself said melkonian minetta. Hi, Robin, may he be cursed, the one who uses a living creature as a target. And that used to be part of the Olympics up until recently, right? visions and the Olympics up until recently,

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1400 years ago, the prophet SAW him said prayers is He who uses a living target a living creature as a target. Because here in God, the movie give you permission to get a ticket to get a living creature, just for play for amusement, they'll give you permission to slaughter them for food, you know, so and that is why we have those rituals. And that's why people make a big deal, you know, the disabled mainland, that's me and all of that stuff. Because as if we're saying, when we say Bismillah, Allahu Akbar, were saying, had it not been for your permission, this very Act would have been reprehensible would have been, you know, ugly. But you are giving me permission. And that is

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why this meat will be hard for me to eat. I am mentioning your name, you're the one who gave me the permission to do this had it not been for your permission whether so but what when you do it when you slaughter slaughter when the prophet SAW Selim said and he told us how you do it.

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When you had the haidakhan Shatta Wale, your sob Hatter, who one of you should sharpen his blade and give ease or comfort to the animal he will slaughter?

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That's kindness, right? Because in dealings sn manifests as kindness. So that is kindness to the animal. And you know,

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we can talk about you know, how I manifest his kindness

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for days

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an operand or sign an incentive to excel and we have prescribed for man

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to treat his parents with excellent kindness, graciousness, you know, all of this, when will apply accuro, Tennessee husna us international law like etc. But, but, but you get the point, why this Hadeeth particularly and why this is the you know, why is it important that we always go back to the prophetic language, not only prophetic concepts, but prophetic language also and sometimes we get carried away by, you know, using like, philosophical terminology.

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But keep in mind

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there is no way

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That you separate between, you know the language and the concepts. That is why adhering to the prophetic language will make you closer to the prophetic concepts. There it is extremely hard. And I'm not saying that you should not use language or culture in defense of our Deen. I'm just saying, because we should cuttable NASA lock up your podium, you know you speak to the people in the language they understand. So,

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but at the same time, we should be very careful because within the language concepts get transmitted, and it is extremely, extremely hard and every you know, people who understand the people who study this, understand it very well it is extremely hard to separate between any language and the concepts the inheritance or concepts in the culture and the tradition because they are built in.

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But certainly you try as much as you can to express your concepts to be a vehicle for expressing the divinely revealed concept, while using language that

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people may relate to or people may be able to understand.

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So, using the prophets language, Asana is the highest of all four highest level stations. Why because it's about beautification, ultimate perfection, kindness and dealings.

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And when the purpose is the highest and greatest of all purposes, your actions will be he will have permanency will have consistency, and will also have balance.

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Then the sheikh said, yo Allah Salafi Raja and it is of three levels, the Raja to son of

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the first level of excellence and intent by bit as he be here element, refining it with knowledge, to refine your intent with knowledge, refine your intent with knowledge knowledge will basically

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show you

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what is right and how to do it in the best manner. You know, so doing the right thing at the right time in the right place and right circumstance for the right purpose, that is what knowledge tells you that is what knowledge

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that's how knowledge guides you to refine your essays and your your intense before you embark on anything ensure that you know what you're doing, you know, don't take any step before

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learning have you know so, deliberation is extremely important part of SM an important part of SM because some people may think about sn

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is basically

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is basically about

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sort of

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amplification of anything you amplify

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anything courage amplified as I said

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forbearance amplified patience amplified, as I said, it is not

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you know keep in mind, it is not it is actually about power. So it is a you know and oftentimes it's it is about hitting the golden mean, and that's using philosophical terminology also hitting the golden mean, but that is very acceptable to use philosophical terminology here because it's completely consistent with Islam. Okay, Vatican two, mutton was supper that we have made you a nation that is wassup wasn't means what? moderate, but what that means the middle, the golden mean, you know in the middle, between the extremes. when when when Huracan asked the prime asking Abu sufian about the Prophet sallallahu Sallam about the necessity of the prophets of Salaam the lineage

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or the pedigree of the prophets of Salaam What did Abu sufian say?

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calama bondman Sakina NASA mckibbon Minh ausa Tina and NASA

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so he's he's pure is NASA is pure. He is from,

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you know, the middle.

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You know, his pedigree is from the middle. Middle here means what? Like he was in the middle between the high you know,

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the process of Saddam was sort of had like a lineage that belonged to the middle of the

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ladder sort of classes within price.

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Is that what it means? Now means the top How come the middle means the top? Yes, they they used what's up

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The eye you know that recognition also Razi Rahim Allah did a good job at explaining this in his tafsir.

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The user was to refer to that, which is

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that which is best. And they will give you examples, they will tell you that a kink is usually surrounded by his entourage from all sides. So the wassup here is sort of the king gives them the middle, they'll tell you that colada would have the jewel, the main jewel of the colada or the necklace would be in the middle, right?

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Yeah, the focal points. So the main jewel of the necklace would be in the middle. So middle here does not mean you know, the middle in that sense, but it means the best.

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Yeah, because verse two, like we said before is used what do you think by flanked by two extremes? So access is not a sin? Yes. And is hitting the golden mean? Yes. And isn't it the golden mean? So courage is somewhere between, you know, cowardice and

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recklessness, you know, so pious and job. So, the the golden mean.

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But what what tells you have the golden mean? How do you figure out the golden mean? How do you identify the golden mean and knowledge will help you figure out where the golden mean belongs. Because as human beings, we have our own different personal inclinations. But to be able to figure out what the golden mean is, you have to refine your intense you have when you intend on doing anything, make sure that it went through the test of knowledge. And you have asked yourself all the questions, what is the right thing to do? Now you and you have you found the proper answers after deliberation. And that is why it is extremely important for people who are young, to wait a little

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bit and not make any sort of solid convictions before they mature and before to be learn more because things will change. And don't fight for your convictions because you may change the convictions that you fought for. And you may ruin relationships with people in your family, your uncle, your aunt, or if they make a big fight with your aunt and 10 years later, you find out that you were wrong. You know, or at least that you were wrong in expressing your views or that

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you needed to tweak you know your statements a little bit there was you know, so wait, you know deliberation is important the prophet SAW Selim said Tasha job the price in the finger hustler time, your head boom Allahu Allah suitable head Mawlana you have two characteristics that align His Messenger, love, and *, as forbearance will enter that is deliberation, forbearance and deliberation part of the exam is that is to avoid haste. And wait until you learn with zeebee refining it was knowledge, knowledge and experience, you know, that will basically embellish your knowledge and improve your knowledge. Then the sheikh said what a Brahma he hasn't been

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fast to fasten it or fastening it with resolve. Now with the intent when you intend to embark on something, some venture you need, first ask yourself the questions and get the proper answers, proper answers of whether it was the best thing to do you know how to do it best, the right time, right place, right circumstance and the right intent or right purpose. And then after all of this, some people have cola and may they have a lot of sort of

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strengths, intellectual strengths, but they don't have formulae. They don't have the practical strength, you know, the energy to act upon what they have learned. You know, and use it for the end mobile Amalfi Navajo, a lotta em calls upon Harmon and calls upon Harmon. If it responds, the enum will stay. If it doesn't return the Alamo live with at least at least an element never the beneficial knowledge will leave. What could be left in your mind is information.

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And that is pretty useless. Because by the admin naffaa that will move you the you know, will leave if Ahmed does not

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respond if action acting upon this knowledge does not follow.

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So what about army asthma fascinated, fascinated with the resolve? And then what was fear t Halla purifying its accompanying state to purify its accompanying states.

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So you go through states when whenever you embark on adventures through this venture, you go through states, the states that are different from animal combat and we said that a while are gifted to you by Allah subhanaw taala law grants you those as well they are states of the heart that you go through how fragile anxiety hope, fear, intimacy, all of those states that your heart goes through whenever you go through any action, you will go through different states Your heart will go through different states sometimes you have ambition, sometimes you have fears sometimes hope and anxiety, you know reluctance

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plus fear to have a purifying gets accompanying state it states make sure you cleanse the states of the heart from any impurities, making sure that you cleanse the states of the heart from any impurities then she accept what data 230 or something well, the second level is excellence in spiritual states and it is to enter I have IRA to take care of them protectively Gaia is you know, you know Hydra is protective jealousy. So enter I have IRA is to take care of them protectively to be protective of your state's when Allah subhanaw taala grants you a certain feeling like you feel sort of some comfort or you feel some in Shara expansion or something is then when Allah grants you

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a certain feeling, you have to be protective of that feeling and make sure that you don't waste it. Or you don't lose it

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with a straw hat of a roofer, and to conceal them with care to conceal them with care, and the true Gnostics and the true Aria of Allah subhanaw taala. They hide their karma, they hide their states, more than you know, rich people hide their wealth or their money, so that they are very protective and they hide them. They only show them

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for a necessity, but otherwise they hide them they don't certainly, because that would be that would actually be so unbefitting you know you're using a state of Allah, you're using a loss gift. They seek recognition from the people, you know, that's, that's wasteful of your assets, extremely wasteful on your assets. And then

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he said what to Sahaja people? Well, so try to refer to Sahaja takita, which means to rectify them for full actualization, to keep his full actualization to the heart to rectify to rectify your estates, for full actualization. You make sure that, you know, you don't get self deluded just by going through some state

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of intimacy with Allah subhanaw taala or some state of feeling of confidence and reliance on Allah subhanaw taala you make sure that you're always rectifying the state,

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for full actualization of it, meaning aspire for more, you know, don't sit and aspire for more through rectification and through a purification from any other intent, short of the pleasure of your Lord.

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What the What better to 30 sir.

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Alessandra, the third level is excellence in managing time, and that is by he said, Well, Hawaii and lead designer must

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never cease ceasing to be hold the divine Messiah is the beholding of the Divine. And the beholding of the Divine here is beholding the divine with the eyes of your heart, because you will hold the divine with the eyes of your head, and the hereafter not in dystonia, but with the eyes of your heart. What are definitely problematic ohada not allowing anyone else to be the object of your aspiration, the object of your aspiration is only Allah, the object of your adoration, the object of your worship, the object of your wonderment, the object of your aspiration, is Allah subhanaw taala. Once you have shifted your attention, lower down, then that is your loss. Well, that's a bit of a

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mochica not allowing anyone else to be the object of your aspiration. Well, that's all I had a little happiness or mother making your migration to the true one everlasting, making your mind

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To the true one ever last thing

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and this year, not particularly, you know, he did not use he's not used financial

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terminology here like he used, you know, certainly he is using but then in the third phase usually uses more phonetic terminology than this then than he did in this particular station.

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Certainly, you know,

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this is the this is the best and greatest of all stations. Certainly we did not do justice station now, but you could

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read on and also in JAMA Aloma heckum, the compendium of knowledge and wisdom by ignorance obrah Rahim Allah in

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his commentary on the hadith of gibreel Allah He said, You know, when we ask the Prophet sallallahu Sallam about Islam, Eman and AXA, cardiovascularly electromechanical Muhammad actually learns the protocol to wear like

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