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To proceed, solo today we have chapter number 16.

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That is the structure of him

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in our drives in our post

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collation

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and we will have in

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the chapter on how

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to have a chapter on car loans and other transactions.

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First, let's start with a moment how do we know what Allah He said in his book, Manassas 18 Stations of the wayfarers

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bubble him the chapter on him or the station of him in our drive. He started by quoting as usual, he said God Allah azza wa jal Bizarro.

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Allah Almighty said mazagan buzzer, Taka the site, which is referring to the site of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam did not swear, nor did it transgress, the site did not swear. Nor did it transgress, why did it

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start by this?

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It's obvious,

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because he will talk be talking now about him, the inner drive. And he wanted to say that him man, one of you wanted to say that what is most important about him is where you place it.

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And how you devote that inner drive to the ultimate good, ultimate success, the devotion devotion to Allah subhanaw taala is the ultimate good and ultimate sex success. When your hammer is dispersed,

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too many distractions

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when your home is fragmented, fractured,

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and you cannot pull your hammer together. That does not mean that you will not do anything except rituals. It means that all of your life will be aligned with that ultimate goal of pleasing your Lord aligned. You know everything that you do every pursuit, every action, every occupation, should be aligned. But at the end of the him has to be very pointed. And the him has to be very devoted, dedicated to a loss of credibility. And then he goes to this ayah to say when the prophets of Salaam was traveling through the heavens, you could imagine when you're traveling through the heavens, on the ascent, the Mirage in the company of the viola is

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you can imagine what you will be what you'll be surrounded by the glory, the splendor, that you will be surrounded by. But the prophets him sallallahu Sallam was all together, was never fragmented. He was about to meet with his Lord. So his sight did not swerve, you know, all of the glory, all of the majesty, all of the splendor.

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That glory, you know that he was surrounded by his side did not swerve, and did not transgress, because he has heard was completely withhold was together, and his M was all together. What matters is the meeting with his Lord. And that's why that is very appropriate to start by. In this particular chapter.

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Then the sheikh said, help him to Maryam liquid in the author in Baku, Massoud surfer, Latin Malik, who Sahiba what I refer to

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him as that which impels one to pursue the intended without equivocation, those who have it will have no control over it. And they are not distracted from it. And it is of three levels. So on him Miam liquid and balcone amoxil and as we said that him is what him is the inner drive, the inner push

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that qu native powers that we have that propel us to perfection and energize us all the time. It is the inner

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Native powers that we have that propel us to perfection and energizes all the time that's in him. It is related to enhance. But and both are related to errata to the whale, but in him is basically as if

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you haven't claimed Rockman line, Nevada just said again said in

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this particular chapter in ham is the beginning of the era that is at the outset of the Will

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you know, it is basically the energy the force, the power that will propel you at the beginning of the action to initiate to embark on while at the Hemet welcome IV Hello.

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Did you know she

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was about she she approached him, you know at that very beginning

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of the action It is called the him to embark on to initiate instigate, but him is that ongoing power, inner power, the inner drive the inner push that will keep propelling you all the time that's in him

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and kill him It can be described as high or low and it can be described audio safira and it can be described as a B and B

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for B and S vo B means gifted and guess B means acquired, will have a would be gifted in neat and QSB means acquired and we will talk about this later. And so

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he wanted to describe him and he said Miam liquid in behalf and Maqsood him is that which impels one to pursue the intended without equivocation impels one to pursue the intended without equivocation.

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It it propels you impels you,

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you don't even have control over it, and he said Latin America Sahaba those who have it will have no control over it. In other words, you will be if you have him, if you have him if you have high

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or great drive, you will be driven.

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Simply that so you will be driven it you will have no control over your home anymore. You will not be able to sleep in on your mornings, because you just you just can't sleep and you know wasting your life.

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So you just wake up, you will not be able to fall short, you will not be you just can't, you will not be able to fall short, from perfection, and all of your pursuit and every action because you're being propelled from inside, it is an inner quality that will make you seek perfection all the time. And that perfection in order for this him to be the highest the hammer, the hammer sorry for the noble hymn that all of this is must be aligned with the ultimate pursuit of pleasing Allah subhanaw taala pleasing your Lord in devotion to the ultimate good, Allah subhanaw taala.

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So then, then, you know, you will not be in control anymore, you will not it is not like you can have you have a choice anymore. You don't have a choice. Whenever you fail

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in reaching perfection, you like you have the inner drive, to basically correct yourself to redirect yourself to put yourself back on the tracks of success and perfection.

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And the track also of gentlemen together this wholeness, you know holism, the like versus, versus the spirit person and distraction, you're able to collect your himmelberg and

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unify your and make it one and make it one it does not mean that it is not multifaceted but at the end of the day, it's all within that pursuit it all

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into that pursuit of the Divine pleasure it was all aligned with that pursuit pursuit of the Divine pleasure. And then the she said, Well hey Allah Tara Tara Jacqueline, it is three levels of Narada to ooda. The first level he said him soon alabamian his setup Robert even Fannie, what made

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it? What was a fee even cover it.

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The first level is a hammer that protects the heart from the loneliness of seeking the perishable. Fifth, set

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it from the loneliness of seeking the perishable, what are committed

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urges to aspire for the everlasting urges to aspire the heart urges the heart to aspire for the everlasting burpee the self subsisting or self subsistent

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and also that which subsists by his subsistence.

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And we'll come back to it. And then what was a feed him and cover it Tony and purifies it from the smudge procrastination purifies from the smudge of procrastination. So that's the first thing.

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It protects the heart from the loneliness of seeking the perishable.

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And people, even people who have no faith recognize that even desires come in layers.

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There are desires that are higher than other desires. So, you know, maybe one of the low lowest of all would be food and people who would just be consumed in the in that desire.

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You know, the current, most fleshy, carnal desires, not that desiring food is haram. Not that desiring sex is haram. No, it's not Haram. Certainly, that's within reason. And we've covered this so many times. But being consumed, like being distracted by those desires, being overpowered by those desires, given too much attention to those desires, fulfilling those desires, beyond

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one's needs.

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All of this certainly is consumable, perishable, all of this is perishable, and then your desire all of the other a Oh, look at the Maslow's hierarchy of needs, and all of these desires will be desire than that which is perishable.

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Your desire to please others, your desire to show off, you know, home those others are perishable.

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So, you will find that even your desire and self actualization which which is a great desire, a great desire as a step on the way to the ultimate desire, which is self transcendence, and then the, you know, devotion to the pleasure of the Lord seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala

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the self subsistent and

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the one subsists by himself.

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Is that clear, you know, it is pretty clear. So, it is him, I will protect your heart from the loneliness, of seeking the perishable,

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beyond your needs, beyond that which can be aligned with your ultimate pursuit, beyond that, which can be aligned to the ultimate pursuit, like eating, you know, even having a good meal. If that is going to help you that is going to give you some fulfillments of satisfaction, so that you could embark on something greater and bigger and that's fine, it's online.

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But in fact, it is going to cause you harm, physical harm and spiritual harm and, or it is going to be distracting you or you pay too much attention to too much waste too much time on it. You spend too much on it that will can keep you from other pursuits that are higher, that can be better aligned with the ultimate pursuit of pleasure. In this case, those desires are certainly condensable or lowly, at least lowly.

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And then what are

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the errors is it urges the heart to aspire for the everlasting can the everlasting is certainly the everlasting is a loss of pinata. everlasting by necessity is Allah subhanaw taala the necessary necessary being everlasting by necessity and then back it is that he is alive.

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Which means for subsistence and adaptive epi, that which subsist by his

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sustenance by Allah maintaining it

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is

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the hereafter. So should you also seek that? Yes, but should be subsidiary to your pursuit of the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala the pursuit of an era is secondary to your pursuit of the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala because it

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subsists and you know and we will be also everlasting, Jan is everlasting, you know the people in general will be everlasting. But all of this subsistence is not basically self subsistence is not a form of self subsistence is a manifestation of his subsistence as well. And of his sustain in the opposite of ephedra, without him that vanishes. But, you know, it is His promise that it will be ever lasting and that the people of gender will be ever lost again and john, in this case, he has to aspire for the everlasting in the sense of bappy that he that was that will subsist because of him as a gem

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that would also be desirable and not low in any way, shape, or form.

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Then what was a feed and cover it Kalani and purifies it from this merger, procrastination catani this much of procrastination, people who are driven we set him is the inner drive the inner push that connective power that will propel you all the time you don't have control over it you are being driven.

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If you are driven, and if you're him, Tanaka su that Ashraf if you're him is basically attached to

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the greatest of all pursues, which is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala to him idea that is the highest him highest drive

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and you have those qualities and in you or you develop them

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the qualities of perfection

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then, then certainly there will be no room for procrastination, there will be no room for wasting time or procrastinating for you. Urine him will purify your heart from the sponsor procrastination, which causes fraud and pretend for the year causes basically negligence causes, you know, procrastination, indifference, negligence and wasting our lives. But those who have great him will be protected from that. And then he said what data to send him to Anna fatten Minh and mobility be the LM one zuhdi Allah llaman was sick it will Emma. The second level is a hammer that causes a version two

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and mobile emulator occupation with defects when Missoula ramen consumption by the deeds was sick I will ml overconfidence in hope or confidence and hope

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Okay, what does he mean by this?

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So him the second level of him causes aversion to occupation with the defects, what does he mean by that you will have an aversion to being occupied with the defects the defects of your deeds, and certainly many people like you could you could This is basically somewhat vague and people could have different interpretations of this particular statement. It could mean that you're not paying attention to the facts because you're him is so high

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that it is sufficient there will be no room for those defects, they will not cause you annoyance they will not cause you basically they will not bother you

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the effects of an XML the effects of deeds would be what the effects would be to

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for instance,

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to show off with those leads

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the facts would be to seek the immediate gain from those leads. Okay Allah subhanaw taala you know, I prayed fragile you know, show me something here.

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You know, how are I you know, I went to work and it's been a hard day and so what's wrong? You know what's happening to me I just sprayed further this morning. He wanted the immediate, immediate payment.

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These are the facts, these are the facts. So, your him is so high that you will not need to bother about, you know, correcting those defects because you will not encounter them to begin with, you will not encounter them to begin with. And that's one of one of the interpretations of this.

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Or it may mean that you will not be paying attention to those defects, in other words, that the hammer will basically correct your

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sort of your,

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your,

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your shortcomings,

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and fix them and redirect you, the hammer would redirect you, when you fall into those defects.

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Then the sixth

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one is not alarming, and it will it will cause you aversion to consumption by the leads to being consumed by your leads, basically paying too much attention to the outward deeds versus the inner these. So that is when the hearts don't travel with the bodies. That's when the hearts don't travel with the bodies. That is when people are too technical about their relationship with a lot about their spirituality, their morality, their heedless about spirituality and morality and they're too technical. And the you know, they are

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distracted by the work of the exterior from purifying the interior, their their effort is limited to ritualism

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that is empty and that is void of meaning void of purpose and void of the ultimate good, which is devotion to God, you know, average one ism could be you know, ritualism and hyper technicality that can live, hyper technicality, and ritualism could certainly be very harmful. And you could have

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the most

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good looking

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and even, it's not just about you, you could even look good in front of yourself.

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Because you are paying attention only to the work of the exterior.

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But deep inside you have so many hills, so many ailments that you have not discovered and that you have not addressed. So that is that is what he means by an Islamic consumption by the deeds does not mean to be a little

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at all, the work of the exterior, he does not mean to create any conflict at all, between the exterior and interior. He just wants you to pay attention to the interior, because it is easy to

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watch over the work of exterior quantifiable, measurable. I prayed. I prayed for records. I did my record, I had enough time and my Roku, which is the exterior aspect of Nina, the exterior aspect of that serenity, whether or not your heart was present or not. That's a different issue. You know, and that is what he wants to He wants you to pay attention you to Yes, your rocker was perfect. you straighten your back, you could put like, you know, a cup of water on your back and it would not spill. Everything was good. Was your hearts present? That's what he wants to say, you know, are you occupied by the technicalities from the deeper meanings, which should be higher on the list of

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priorities for or not. But like I said, that is not to belittle the importance of abiding by the law and correcting and rectifying the your mother had a horse the work of the exterior actions of the exterior.

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He just wants your heart to travel with your body on this journey. Don't leave your heart behind.

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And don't

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pay attention

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to the many problems that you have. And be certain that you have the fact that you're not looking into them that you're not looking for them is a great indication of how

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detrimental

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they have a bend to your heart. And then he's

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a virgin to a mobile operator which is an occupation with a defect.

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And there's a lot alarma consumption by the deeds and that

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confidence in hope. And certainly when you have too much confidence in hope that his

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or her

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confidence in hope, you know, could mean two things, you know, hope in longevity.

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I've heard so well,

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that the son of Adam will will go senile, and two things will stay youthful in his heart, two things will never just like age in his heart. That's greed and pursuit of longevity, you know, 90 years old. And I'm not trying to be discriminatory against age here, but like,

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whenever, you know,

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holidays,

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and then you want more

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and more and more and more.

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But

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it could also mean overconfidence, that are there, in your hope in the mercy of Allah subhanaw taala, the forgiveness of Allah subhanaw taala being,

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you know,

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self deluded in this way, like you have excessive but

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without paying attention to the qualities of rigor,

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you know, Allah subhanaw taala hasn't that's not a support of Might and rigor, the lab. And those of

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those are beauty. So having overconfidence me and hope, basically means that you're a bit imbalanced, you're counting too much, you're not paying attention to your aggressions to your shortcomings to your failures, because you're counting too much on mercy and forgiveness, and you're not being observant of Safar,

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Jana and the qualities and the attributes of Might and rigor, and as easy to bottle and tap him and so on.

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So a clickable image.

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And then the chick said, what data to satisfy him on top of San Juan in Hawaii on the third level is a hammer that transcends the states and transactions. The third to him is a him transcends the states and transactions. Now on your journey to Allah subhanaw taala. You go through certain stage

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you go through certain states, as well and maka map stations and we did talk about the difference between the heart and karma. But the people who have the people who have the highest most noble and Himmat, Ashraf, the most noble him, there will be all about the pleasure of Allah data, it is all for them, it is all about the pleasure of Allah, you're not paying attention to those states. So sometimes, you know, you're not paying attention to the for instance, the state of war,

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which is the exterior tranquility, which is not dignity, that grace. Sometimes you may need to do something that

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takes you out of that state.

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You know, if you have to save someone,

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or if you have to be light hearted with like, an old fellow or like, or light hearted with someone who is not particularly at your level, you know, someone who comes to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and said to him, young, young Yamaha and you know, and then the prophet SAW seven would emulate his tone.

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own properties really does not speak like this, does not use this language does not use this tone, or this tone. But he wanted to be light hearted with the person to make the person feel like, you know,

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he's not been imprisoned in his in a particular state captive to a particular state, like someone who's like, for instance, a professor of philosophy, and then he gets like a nine year old when he talks to him you know, he didn't you know, that content, that Critique of Pure Reason such as concessions for no identity, and probably you will understand anything so that he's captive to mold the profit was Southern was not the ultimate pursuit here is the pleasure of Allah Tada. If it means to be light hearted with this person, if it means to be light hearted with that old lady. Yes, I will be able to

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basically move out of

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it, you know, a particular state because I'm not capital to

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focus on what Mama Mama transcends the states and transactions.

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What was rebuilt our the project and denounces the compensations and rankings the announces the compensations and rankings. And I you know, the analysis of the compensations and rankings here that that means, that does not necessarily that does not only mean in the checks lingo, because this is the third stage here, which is the stage of what self annihilation for now,

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that is usually either the case that stage that third level to

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simulation which he considers to be an important bridge to backup or the ultimate station in some of his books as I said before he considers to be the source of or subsistence, by with and for Allah subhanaw taala to be the ultimate station, but in some books, particularly here in Minnesota sorry, he feels like he considered Spanner to be the ultimate station or self-annihilation that complete basically

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Vanishing of the ego, the self. So, he is talking here about diversity but our Raja denounces the compensations and rankings. Here is what I say here.

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This also includes This also includes the, the the reward of the hereafter to the chief. But what does he mean by this because we have to incorrectly understand he means this rebill out with Dara jack.

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want any compensation I want means compensation

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is beneath your Henman. Where's your hammer?

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the pleasure of Allah.

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So this is basically the jury didn't have coffee order. This is basically purifying habits from the smudge.

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How fun Raja or fear and hope, fear from his punishment hoping his reward and that

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needs a little bit of discussion.

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Should we really not fear from the punishment of Allah or hoping the reward of Allah?

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No, we should. And

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arrabbiata Islam eslami

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Dr. Edna cabelas will never be alone who he used to serve the Prophet sallallahu Sallam This is reported by Muslim used to serve the Prophet, he says going to return the southern fatty he will do he

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used to sleep over to the messenger of a loss

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and the brain cam is water or drinking water for his ablution and his various needs, you know, do chores for the profits of the loss. And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to me one day seven or 70 ask, which means just ask for whatever. Ask Ask me anything. Can you imagine the Messenger of Allah was like our that

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that will be answered. Answer will the hour asking you ask

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you know impromptu now you might have to just have you so smart, that he said to him as eloquent modificata.

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He said him I

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asked you to be your companion in German, or your companion Japan.

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And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said,

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anything else that you want to ask?

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and pointed him to now

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the site did not swerve, nor did it transgress the site of Robin's heart, that not swear, nor did it transgress, he did not say, Well, this is the Messenger of Allah, he can ask for anything from me and he would be granted whatever. So I also want to this and this and that, you know.

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He said,

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That's it. That's it.

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And the Prophet saws on him said to him, fine, y'all anoxic Africa for that Institute.

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Then helping me Help me out.

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Sometimes it's translated as helped me out for yourself, but it will be better translated, help me help against yourself

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by prostrating abundantly by making abundance to do or prostrating abundantly,

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can you say that

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the lower one who did not have you know, he had corrupted him or impure him? Absolutely not. You know,

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this is actually an example on the him that his focus is that his high grade and so focused on the companionship of the prophets of Solomon's and you know, that that's it, because that is it is implied, it is implied that you will never heard that without the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala it is implied

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that those who will be the companions of the

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from the price of them generally they will have earned the pleasure of a lot of time

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okay. So, the announces the complex compensation and rankings. So, when the when the seekers, when the traveler is on this path,

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you know, the

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masters of scale, so, they are low on halabi, please

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speak about the deleted huband and copyright, speak about purifying habits, what do they mean? They could mean many things, and some of them may be wrong and some of them may be right. And that is how we should always examine our heritage, critically, but, lovingly, lovingly, and critically.

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So, the, but what, okay, so how do we,

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how do we understand what the meant?

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and still be compliant? Who how do we interpret what the meant, and still be compliant to the Sharia, it is quite clear, quite obvious.

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It's quite clear and obvious that the prophets and messengers of the greatest civil and greatest civil laws creations, have been asking a last minute Tata for Jen, and seeking refuge in Him from na, and the Sahaba, and the greatest of the Imams. And as the prophet SAW, Selim said, Hold on a minute, and then that's what that's what our chanting is all about. That's what our chanting chanting of supplications is all about when the man came to him and said, You know, I don't know. I can't really master your chanting and the chanting of miles and your supplications applications or miles and so on. And he said to me, what would you ask? He's ever asked Allah subhanaw taala for

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generally seek refuge in Him from Law and the Prophets or themselves. That's what that's all what we do.

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So we cannot, we cannot neglect overlook all of those, you know, Sue's in the Quran and the Sunnah, all of this heritage of the prophets and messengers and the greatest of Allah creations the other owner,

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who used to seek who will use to worship Allah subhanaw taala with fear and hope with fear and hope, Robin Robin, with hope and fear.

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So how do we understand who, okay, there are several things one of them is that they wanted to say they wanted to say that Allah deserves to be loved, regardless of the reward or punishment. A lot deserves to be obeyed. A lot deserves all of your devotion. A lot deserves all of your dedication, just his greatness. It is not even about his boundaries and favours. It is not about his family, it is not about his now. It is just about his greatness, His Majesty His glory, he deserves to be worshipped, to be loved, to have your full focus and devotion and dedication, without any reward or punishment, have there been no reward or punishment, and we would vanish after this life, we would

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have still needed to love Allah subhanaw taala that we would have still been required, and he would have still been deserving of our love and our dedication

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Second, they wanted to say that

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Robin Robin, they wanted to say yes we agree with you that there should be fear and hope. But the greatest fear is fear from being cast away from his pleasure cast away from the own self together and this with him to be invited and then to be driven away

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from from that, you know, comforting intimacy with him from that owns from that togetherness from that general public with him

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is the is the ultimate punishment, your cast away from the mercy your cast away from the pleasure you know, that Allah subhanaw taala will not like you can limo he alone will not look at you will not speak to you at the worst punishment ever.

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And that so that's the second thing that they want to say.

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Third thing that they wanted to say is that you should not be distracted by the thought of you know, the rewards particularly immediate reward in this life or even the word of in the hereafter from showing a loss. Here full devotion it should not corrupt your habit or your love of Allah subhanaw taala.

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They also wanted to say

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they also wanted to say

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that this should not occupy you from the your thoughts of the reward, your focus on the reward, even the reward and agenda should not occupy you should not distract you from the right focus, the him that should be all together seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala he wanted to say as well haven Eduardo ny was a remarkable man who is a contemporary of Sofia, Anna, Saudi and user from last month to understand

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the greatness of why

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you know, so piano 30 is one of the seven imams you know, at one point of the there used to be seven, the four mam's in addition to three others that is piano 30 lace and

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so one of the 17 times

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he used to call the hybrid network that he's used to say let's go to the doctor. And then when they asked about him who who's the doctor, he would say wave of new one, the doctor of the hearts

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I know that this is a bit of distraction, but the two Ibis video is really a magnificent man is a piano clarity on use of a mouse button. Oh hi bourbon and water they were sitting together.

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Next carbon is a piano somebody said I wish I used to hate Southern death melted feather.

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And now I wish I wish I would die. And then you sort of knows about them. So what makes you think this way he said the actual fake knife here from fit knife here from trials. So useful as Bob said to him, but I wish to live

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melbury in bucket, you know I you know, I wouldn't mind to live and then Soviet authorities or famzoo What makes you think this way

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and use it from NASA bots

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largely or salty food.

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Photography photographer, hello, Ollie. Maybe I will get 30% and the last one I thought I would accept my repentance. So in fact, added something to you know, to Sophia, Sophia and said, he said that I'm afraid I'm not ready. I said I need to repent. I'm afraid I'm not ready.

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And then they said to either so what about you and he said I have boom and Allahumma la

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whatever is more beloved to a lot more beloved to me.

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You remember the station of stuff we need to delegate here refers to our last one.

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And that is the best fleet he said whatever he wants.

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Whatever is more more beloved to him is more beloved to me. I don't want to die. I don't want to live. I want what he wants.

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Anyway, so when I used to be asked about cyber law men, you know, someone would come after.

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And then ask him, you know, so what's the word of thought? And he would say, Why? Why are you being distracted by this? Why are you asking about something I don't ask about the reward of thought. Ask about the shocker that is binding on you, because Allah empowered, you enabled you to make the stuff you know, ask about the gratitude, now that you made the love, who helped you, who gave you the power Who gave you the trophy to make the offer last Renata, now you should be occupied by asking about secret was about the sugar that is incumbent on you the show of gratitude that is binding on you now, that I

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have helped you and give you giving you the power to make fun of and that is what they wanted us to pay attention to. That being distracted by the very word thinking can be can be certainly detrimental can lead also to hyper technicality. And some people fall into this

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you know, the people who mean that's like maybe a funny example to some extent, but it is okay to be light hearted. Sometimes.

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People do calorie counting.

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And then they just keep on counting calories, counting calories, but the often wins. Because, like, you know, you can count calories and you feel like you're doing well and you feel like you know, I have been below my 1500 mark.

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And then you reward yourself you feast

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sweets, you binge

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and the people who are hyper technical in this regard, they can binge they can say I have been doing okay, a little bit

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of indulgence here there

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is okay. And you find that, you know, I pray five times a day.

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And you find them very corrupted in their interactions with with people or their relationships are just like very

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soft, subpar. In terms of their their interactions, their transactions, they're counting on they're praying five times a day, they're counting on having made the hombre like 34 times so far.

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And they're counting calories is basically like it's it's basically a list of things. And they don't know that one act of hardiness, one act of pride, arrogance could completely destroy you.

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Or transgression could could completely destroy you. So just don't do this don't like it's not less than then you have numbers and you say, Well, I have enough, you know I can I have enough acid, I can sort of squander some of it here or there. And that is what they want to alert us not to do so. But if they meant that, all of these

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all of these concepts are valid and important for us to heed from the statements of the seekers and the masters of the past. But if they meant that we should really have no desire in the Word of Allah, no, Our Lord is generous. And we appreciate the generosity of our Lord. And like I said many times before, if your father bought you a gift or promised you a gift, you don't say to your father, I don't care about your gifts, All I care about is your pleasure. I certainly what I care about mainly and mostly and predominantly and primarily is your pleasure, but I appreciate your gifts, and it will make me happy, your gift will make me happy, I am excited about it, and so on. So that's

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what

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otherwise, if we really, if we really accept the apparent meanings of what they said or some of them said

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and

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if accept, we've accepted the apparent meetings of some of what some of them said, we will overlook what the apparent meanings of the Quran and the Sunnah we cannot afford to do the

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basic basically the wire harnesses are our life jacket. You cannot ever afford to swim without your life jacket in the midst of

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high waves and high currents, you cannot ever afford to do this hold on to the life jacket, because I had muscles, whether you are mystically or spiritually oriented, or whether you are intellectually oriented, hold on to the water source, understand the statements of all people in accordance with the source. And if you even if you're intellectually philosophically oriented, that is fine. After you reach a certain stage, you could basically benefit from the wisdom, cumulative wisdom, of human heritage.

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But at the end of the day, if you don't hold on to the results, and you're intellectually or philosophically oriented, you're not good at turned out, end up being the God of Spinoza, for instance.

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And you'll be completely lost versus the theistic, God of Ibraheem alehissalaam musasa Muhammad Ali himself.

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By the end of the day, though her muscles even though sometimes the muscles may sell to some of us,

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to not be sophisticated enough,

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you know, the language. The theistic language may sound less sophisticated than philosophy.

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But I was reflecting on this I was reflecting on a police

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report the Muslim family about the low on who were the Prophet sallallahu sallam, he the the were burying someone in bacteria

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and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Ma'am, incommunicado, kuchibhotla makhado human agenda.

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Monica Monica de la

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quinta, Beto McArdle woman identity, none of you there there is none of you except that his place in Jana Nora has already been designated. And then the said to him happened on a ticket or

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should we not count them on what is predetermine who you know our destiny? What has been already written with fear and scraped? He said America could ruin Western America, the prophecy, as Adam said, our metal Carry on, carry on with your deeds with your good deeds carry on. Everyone would have the road

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facilitated to the end that has been designated for him or

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has been destined for them.

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And you may you may look at the exit of the prophets of Solomon say, but he didn't answer them.

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As someone may say, but that doesn't satisfy the you know that that's not really an answer of the question. The answer the question was about the difficulty of reconciling between

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predict destiny predetermination

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having the power and the energy and actually doing anything because if everything is predestined, why worry?

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Why do the effort? That is my question. That is the question of the Sahaba.

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It is all predestined. I have no control. Why should I do anything? Why should they embark on anything?

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And the answer of the prophets Allah Salaam basically was to tell them just carry carry on.

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But you want like, but that is the answer that we that the prophet SAW Selim that Allah subhanaw taala, who guided the heart of the Prophet so suddenly guided the tongue of the prophets of Allah, that is the answer the law

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the query that would be sufficient for us for comprehensible by us.

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Because it is not it is incomprehensive you know, the secret of a cutter or predestiny the secret of that relationship between our machines our will that allows will that is the the most bewildering

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question that philosophers have embarked on answering for ages. freewill versus determinism, freewill versus determinism.

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You find like someone like Spinoza, for instance, Spinoza or Spinoza Spinoza,

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Baruch Spinoza, who was the most sort of steal, tracked philosophy philosopher in terms of scientific methodology in terms of logical methodology, very iron, like sort of

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very consistent, very

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basically,

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bound by

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his his own logic, which, you know, his logical processes not particularly bad.

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But he was a determinist he was a pantheist and naturally would be a determinist. Because if everything is God, and naturally, and he was a determinist, and he did say that he, you know, he did explicitly state that

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everything is predetermined.

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But then he say, Don't act, who are all of his project was about, you know, letting your reason control your emotions. virtue is realizes is that realization, where you your reason controls your emotions, here reason, controls your emotion, he was a Cartesian philosopher, or the Cartesian philosopher.

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But then Spinoza provided any answer any better answer,

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regardless of the sophistication of his logical process, that he really provide any better answer about why should we be doing anything when everything is predetermined? Why should we even study your philosophy? Why should we work hard to make our reason control our emotions? If everything is predetermined? And if you ask, did he provide any better answer? No, he did not. I mean, if you could certainly read Spinoza if you're qualified,

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and you will not find them to provide any answers. But he tried, but it was never any any better. And it did not lead anywhere, other than what the prophet SAW them said they couldn't,

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you know, carry on everyone would have the past to their destiny facilitated for them.

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Just carry on, you have enough will to be accountable, carry on. That's it have enough Well, to be accountable in the site by Allah subhanaw taala superior. So the one assumes the apparent meanings in this case, you have to ask yourself, you know, the philosophy of Spinoza and all Cartesian philosophies.

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The philosophy of Spinoza provide more guidance and empowerment to humanity, or the preaching of the prophets of Allah is how many billions of people found comfort, stability and also

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intellectual enhancement,

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by learning the teachings of the prophets of Allah,

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how many people know about Spinoza

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or benefited from his philosophy, you know,

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so, at the end of the day, whether you are spiritually or intellectually oriented, mystically or philosophically oriented, is our heroine Zeus is the measuring stick is the measuring stick is the measuring stick, hold onto your measuring stick all the time, measure everything by the apparent meanings of the text of Revelation and whatever is in accordance take it

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in conformity take it whatever it is not leave it colonial Huffman coding.

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Then that she accept finally, what

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was that data to satisfy him at Asana the white one wallet is a hammer that transcends the state and transactions to city but our project denounces the compensations and rankings. What I noticed was that and pursues the divine essence, beyond the attributes pursues the divine essence, beyond the attributes. Basically, it is

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absorption in the divine essence is this is this phasor the stage and he wants to say that your

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observance of the fact of the attributes differences in the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala in watching the attributes, qualities of gll and qualities of demand, the qualities of regular and mind and the qualities of beauty.

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And that may cause distraction in your heart, but your reflection on the essence of the Divine, the Divine Essence

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will bring your heart back together. You're over

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emphasis of certain qualities versus others may cause you imbalance, but your reflection, ultimately you need to reflect on the attributes of Allah subhanaw taala. That is why Allah taught us about his names and attributes and the Prophet conveyed the names of attributes, but your balanced reflection on the entirety of the names and attributes of Allah subhanaw taala is your way to reflecting on and together in this with the divine essence, the divine essence, because these are your tools, your tools, the attributes, the qualities of Allah subhanaw taala, because the Divine Essence it's so great

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for us to be able to recollect directly without the help of the attributes, without particularly the essential attributes, the omniscience,

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omnipotence, and so on, sort of, and so on. So, reflecting on the divine attributes collectively,

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with balance is your holistic way to reflecting on and togetherness with the divine essence. And once you are together with a divine essence, that's the ultimate him that is where you need to recruit all of that is why and, and for,

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you know, for the re for which reason you need to recruit all of your hammer, and to keep it from getting fractured or fragmented by any other lower pursuits protocol, the other stuff in particular, sectional events, go to where they can take five minutes off, and then talk to us for five minutes.