Manazil as-Sa’ireen #85 – Chapter on Establishment
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today inshallah we will have the chapter of atomic cone or the station of atomic cone which is establishment. And this is the station number 80 we will be finishing the section on shoreline, then moving to the next section next week. And then in February we will have four different chapters. And they are, you know, two of them are very small because we will not talk a lot about them and they're, you know, they're more arithmetic than fact, he
will go over the chapter on the number of shares or or the original denominators bubblesort and Messiah in the chapter on redistribution, the rod and the chapter on on eliminating fractions Baptists hit and miss Ed, and the chapter on reconstruction, which means reconstruction of problems Upon the death of one of the heirs. It's the backward one as the hot
go over the chapter of a napkin or the station of American employment law in the 481 after the history of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said in his book monazite, a serene under the chapter with the macoun establishment allows Stephen knuckle Lavina lupino
He said, The Lord Almighty said and let them not disquiet, you who are not certain in faith, who have no certainty or Lavina lupino who have no certainty and faith and this is a verse from sort of the room.
So let them not disquiet you those who are not certain lies tougher neck. Why did the prophets Why did the sheer Rahman Allah tala start with this particular idea.
He has the fan neck,
you know the three letter root of this would be half which means it became light, he has
to cause someone to become light.
So it's obvious that you know the relationship it is we're talking about establishment versus being light, flighty, unstable unestablished, let them not cause you to not induce you to levity. That was one of the translations
that do not cause you to be unstable, to be flighty,
to be an established allatheena a known those who do not have certainty. And certainly, you know, one of the greatest causes of lack of establishment is lack of certainty, those who have certainty in Allah subhanaw taala and the hereafter
will be established in their religious practice and in whichever stations they
attain or go through.
Then the chief started to talk about the definition of a Tanaka and he said that the McConville katama Nina, atomic kunafa katama Nina, or a Shara to La la la serata. Raja stablishment is above to Medina to serenity and it refers to the pinnacle of stability and it is of three levels. So he, when we talk, you know, there is maybe what
the closest concept to at American that is popular that is known that you may have heard about before, which is the concept of steadfastness sebat. steadfastness, to be steadfast in your deeds to be steadfast in your practice.
But there are degrees of steadfastness and there are degrees of establishment and safe or stability in your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala on this journey, some people are more stable than others, some people
you know, they they have setbacks,
distractions, and some people are more determined and more stable on this journey. And the checks that Nina which we did go over to menina before and we talked about money in and we talked about Sakina and we translate it to money and serenity, translated the Sakina as tranquility and the shift considers money not to be grateful.
Then second, and then the shift considers here, I'm not going to be the pinnacle of stability.
The highest level when it comes to stability as an American establishment.
The Chevron talked about the different degrees of the mokona. And he said Dr. Ola, takuna Marine, and the chief usually divided into three different Peridot, and Marina salic alive, and Marina is the seeker Sadek is the traveler who embarked on the journey, and covered some distance. And a lot of is the knower.
We said, we will not translate it as gnostic, but it is the knower.
And we talked about what it means before. But these are the three different levels that this is what he talks about. And he will dedicate the last level to the funnel, particularly in this book, not in all of his books, but particularly in this book, he seems to consider to be the highest of all
stations. And certainly the hate for him is the highest of all stations in this book. But he consider Farah here to put the funnel higher than to put
self annihilation higher than ibaka subsistence by Allah for Allah with Allah.
So let's just go over the first level, which is the mokona. Maria de says, the first level is the establishment of the seeker and it is the combine,
or any outstanding IRA who saw how to pass them to say euro correct cost or intend to move him correct cost to move him,
you know, the past one, even more than moving it, it is about the proper direction, you have to set the proper direction first, before you move in any direction, that you have to make sure that you're moving in the right direction. So of course, this is about the setting the compass at the beginning of the journey, and certainly the past also the soeharto past, when you have correct castanea intend Allah subhanaw taala that will move you because the past it depends on the attraction of the past. And if someone's past there is a loss of 100 Allah, then they will also be moved not only that direction would be correct, but they will also be moved if they truly were and that's why he said
if they are truly intend to travel to Allah subhanaw taala then they will be pulled they will be attracted will be enabled empower on this journey. So, it is about the correctness of their action and it is also about the energy that you get from the proper cost or the proper intent, which is extremely important and this is this is very relevant to the issue of the metcon because mechanically laden or person, whatever is for Allah subhanaw taala will have permanency and consistency and whatever is not for Allah subhanaw taala will have
basically will be interrupted or
And most of the most the more many times what we do even for Allah subhanaw taala even, you know in terms of the acts of worship, in terms of difference, religious commitment in terms of even commitment to different religious doctrines or different religious practices or concepts. Many times people do this, for other than Allah subhanaw taala they do this for the sake of fitting into a group or belonging or sort of
as Ibraheem alehissalaam said, parliament of
Laos and an audit of a nickel inherited Dhoni
you have taken other than Allah subhana wa tada as Gods you've taken idols as Gods beside Allah subhanaw taala.
Basically, to force foster or promote mutual bonds among yourselves. It's just like something that you could you know, a place where you could convene a place where you could meet and
basically have this bonding and sense of belonging to a larger group. And it doesn't matter at the end of the day, what you are worshipping, or what you are practicing or what you are actually believing. And that
don't think that this is never applicable to us. It could also be applicable to us.
Because even within Islam, you need guidance on the road and guidance to the road or the path or a trip and guidance on the path or the road to it.
Last time, so even within Islam, you do need
to make sure that your ear intents are proper
then the chief said after the correct path which is extremely important for someone's establishment
because you also want most importantly want to be established in the right in the right way. He said what I'm gonna show Houdini miroku, the glamour of who they're witnessing to carry him the glamour of shoot or witnessing to Gary him. And usually in the first level, he doesn't talk about food, because food is one of the highlight of the second level that is have that is that people have, it belongs to the people of a while, and the people that are hired usually are the satechi in and the second level or the second
category here. But
he mentioned the shoe, then this particular category, but he does not mention, you know, this is a shoe this these are glimmers of shoe. glimmers of shoe mat, the beginner may also have states where he
witnesses with the eyes of his heart, the realities, he is able to see the realities, see them,
behind them, visualize them with eyes of his heart.
But these are glimmers of shoot
that are meant to carry someone.
You know, like some people say I saw the prophet SAW them in a dream and they're just beginners, it doesn't mean that they are established or this is a reward for them.
To see the prophet SAW Southern ministry, it could be
help, you know, because they're just beginners or they're having difficulties or challenges. So, that does not have to be also interpreted as a it certainly is a word that some extent of it does not mean that they are deserving of it because of their status or because of their station that just could be like a matter of help for them.
So, the glimmer of shoot or witnessing to carry him was the auditory Pinto the breath of the past to give him respite, as they are
sad, to be shocked at
the breadth of the past to give him respite.
So he talks about the breadth of the path, because the journey to Allah subhanaw taala, the past to Allah subhanaw taala is not convoluted, that is straight, right it is the straight path and serrata Mr. P, but that straight path is wide, it is not tight. There like there is not a particular worship that aside from the road and on the watch about the last minute Allah gave us so many options because of our diverse strengths and interests. So Allah subhanaw taala gave us many options to excel, the path is wide, we can be walking next to each other, we don't have to be walking, you know, on this same line, we could be walking next to each other on this wide path. And the variety
of things that that you could with which you could seek Allah subhanaw taala will give you that tarbiyah rejuvenation, respite, comfort. So it's not just like pmla that is not just see, it is not just kindness to the poor and the orphan and the widow and, and the old or it, it is all of these and they're what depends on your strengths. And it depends on your, your
basically inclination at the time, at different times, sometimes you're more inclined to working with with others, like doing kindness, you know,
to the homeless,
things of that nature, sometimes you don't have the energy to do the individual acts of worship, which are always important at least like some of the you know, some level of commitment to them is always required, such as paramecium and so on.
But like I said the path is wide. And people who have different inclinations will always find something through which they can excel and through which they can draw closer to a lost pinata.
So not everyone has a quarter annamayya for instance, which is the sort of the intellectual strengths not everyone needs to be a scholar. Not everyone needs to be like a student of knowledge but everyone would be able to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala regardless of their inclinations or aptitudes.
Then the chipset with Sania to mechanistic
article and he asked me Allah who say Houghton Qatar Baku kashfian was
the second level is the establishment of the traveler and it is the combined genuine detachment. So hot on Qatar genuine detachment, it means here genuine detachment from all distractions and most of what we are saying would be repeats and certainly the, you know also for the next 20 stations many many concepts would have already been covered by the shape and the previous stations, but repeating Hong Kong, but repeating is repeating good things is always beneficial. So, how can Qatar genuine detachment that is genuine detachment from all distractions or impediments on the path to Allah subhanaw taala
barcoo Catherine which means the lightening of disclosure about Prakash Finn, it means the lightning of disclosure
once a fall had the purity of had So, he would have purified his heart
from all the sort of impurities are the remnants of the first level or the very first degree or the first level in one of the most important aspects of purification is to purify your hand from the holding your your your your action,
your conduction of that particular had or practice or you're sort of the in
giving yourself credit for that had
the being the instigator of that hire you have to know that there's a Lost Planet Allah grant that you have to know that you have no power know how there are no co except the power of Allah subhanaw taala and the influence of Allah subhanaw taala you can even have influence on yourself. So that is that is important the purification of the heart in this particular level.
Then the chef said we're
not gonna do it for an episode of Hydra,
or you could say hot tub or her job.
Lab is an oral route. The third level is the establishment of the artifact that is your sort of Hydra to reach the presence that's the Divine Presence usually Hydra means the Divine Presence and we know as we have said before, that you will never see a lost pinata with the eyes of your heart in this linear with the eyes of your hand, with the size and dystonia. As the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said alamanda Honiara hadoken
I know that none of you will see very lower than this.
So the harder the presence where the last one is the you know, the presence.
It's the heart the hearts presence. with Allah Spano, tala, it is when the heart has been invited to the presence of a lot of thought and certainly in that presence, no one can remember anything but Allah subhanaw taala if they're truly present
with him, and can even imagine someone being present with Allah Spano Todd
and just his mind meandering about other things outside of this harbor outside of this presence.
So yeah, so often harder to reach the presence. The Divine Presence FOCA with tala or hotbit. Taleb,
translated the IRS has talent, above the veins of pursue, above the veins are pursue and in your pursuit in your pursuit of Allah subhanaw taala there are many veils, one of them is the veil of pursuing itself
pursue you when you trip over yourself.
because as long as you are pursuing you, you see this is fun up here. This is our This is the level of finance on the channel usually. And as we have said before, so many times we'll call it subsist by law for a law with a law was the way of the righteous predecessors and the companions and this is the high station. Some elements of finance are required to reach that high station of Baka Bella lilla. mala, but
not in the sense of complete self annihilation which is not attainable and not
But But he means by which obatala via the veins of pursuade is that as long as you are pursuing you feel that you are, you are an entity by yourself that is pursuing something.
And that feeling itself is an impediment because you're feeling your own self. And as long as you're feeling yourself, you have not reached self-annihilation yet. But as we said
many times before,
you know, is the is the way of the Sahaba and that in
sobriety is the way of the Sahaba and the tabula in realism is the way of this is sort of ideal realism not in the philosophical sense of realism, but you know, to be real and to be
to help you get your feet on the ground and your
thoughts and ambitions and intense up in the heavens but to still have your feet on the ground
is feed on her underground
Mohammed to him it is right. So then,
on top of the visa pursue well NAB is an order Lu dude, wearing the light of procurement would you define the last pinata Allah to find the divine. And
So close translation, it's very hard to make you have to translate these concepts.
Nabis in order to dude wearing wearing the light of procurement.
And that was the station of a timucuan. Just like a few words about the nakane. Before we proceed, we will need a lifetime for the
chapter, the four chapters of *ery that we need to cover today.
But like a few words about the macoun, as we said, to set the campus right, in the beginning of the journey is extremely important for timucuan because you do want this be established
in the right way. And without doing things for Allah subhanaw taala they will always be inconsistent, they will always be inconsistent. How do you have to knock on the different stations? How do you have to knock on any religious commitment? This the same answer to how do you have more Eman? It's they're all interrelated. These concepts overlap, but they just have like a few words about tobacco and in particular from that angle from the aspect of the knock on one of these is like the intent as we said, the second one
is knowledge because knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala will enable you to knowledge of Allah about Allah subhanaw taala the knowledge of the revelation, the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam if you want to not be, if you want to be safe on the path to Allah subhanaw taala and to have establishment, you should certainly take the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as your guide your, your your ultimate guide on this path because no one can lead you to timucuan more than the Prophet sallallahu Sallam and every other guy fades out in comparison to the profits or loss of every shave, every scholar, every item, every item every every
and that and the very fact that they are all in they're all fallible
means that if you follow anyone other than the Prophet sallallahu sallam, then you are certainly going to her as the earth.
And you will not get everything right that the gods right. And sometimes they can be carried over obstacles and hindrances because of their higher station, but you follow them and you get stuck because you don't have the the level of Eman that enabled them to cross over or to
pass up that obstacle
that they went through.
They did something wrong, but they weren't able to go through because they they have the man to carry them
or to to make them sort of forgiven, but you may not have the same thing.
So to follow anyone blindly, other than the Prophet sallallahu Sallam will certainly
To your detriment.
So intent. So the same thing, you know, class and metabox have the proper intention to follow the way of the preference of Solomon the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam because he had left us on an agile beta. It's a clear path, not convoluted, not obscure.
It's clear and a straight, it's transparent.
And everything that he needed to convey to us from his Lord, he did. And everything that we need to be conveyed from the Lord
was conveyed to us through the prophet sallallahu sallam.
Then, then, after this, then you hold on to the universals, as we said before, and
certainties and universals of the great things, the big great things, and Islam you hold on to those because that will lead you to the Mac counter establishment, and avoid, you know, getting distracted by other things or disputation or argumentation or with others about other issues. Just there are so many universals in Islam that we have not completely achieved in ourselves in our practice.
And those are the ones that you need to hold on to and then do them with consistency.
Do them with consistency, because as I heard, the other one has said about our mariola drama and she she reported from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam habit Amelie la Eduardo and Carla the most beloved deeds in the sight of Allah subhanaw taala are those who that are most consistent, even if they don't amount to much even the amount of little, but they are still the most beloved to Allah because of their consistency Allah wants people to be consistent.
And in the same, you know Buhari, in the same report is also said what color color formula marry metal table and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, take on the deeds that which is within your capacity or that which he can handle not only upon platform in alignment method to take on the deeds that you can handle that are within your capacity, why to be consistent, to be consistent. And then then
so universals consistently before you know before the before the sort of the second before the other
issues that may be controversial, or less important to the old Dean is important, but certainly some things are more important. And then
to do them consistently, and to take on what you can handle
take on what you can handle the prophets Allah.
Give a parable of people who take on more than they can handle that he called them at one bat and a hobbyist that reports by the mud and be happy from Alison Jabba the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, in a dnmt infallible fee bereft profane and mubadala argon cutout avara napca. This Deen is 19 which means solid strong vast, you know vast is basically Translation by sort of like a liberal translation, but it means this thing is solid and vast. This Deen is solid and vast and Dena Mateen found with V bereft to then proceed into it gently vrF gently fin and one bat for the hasty traveler. One back to basically is the one who ever works his horse over works is known to beast of
travels through the day and the night and does not allow his horse a chance to rest. Your horse is here What? himself that's what you're right to Allah subhanaw taala. So you have to be careful with the self with nerves, that you don't overwork it to the point becomes resentful, or rebellious.
And then one better the Audubon Papa for the hasty traveler will not cover any distance was not an upgrade and will not keep his mouth alive.
You will not keep his mouth cut meaning that his mouth will expire that his horse will die.
And that is your naps and that that's an absolute does not necessarily mean departure from dystonia to the hereafter. It could just mean that your enough's has become resentful or rebellious and does not want
sort of does not
Obey you anymore. When you invite, invite her to power you invite her to worship of Allah Spano tada or to refraining from Marcy, it becomes resentful and rebellious and that's certainly an outcome that no one should desire for themselves or anyone. So, we have to be careful not to put ourselves into that predicament
And finally, the as the sheikh said every time you reach a station, you will not you will not as he said in the beginning introduction from a Junaid that
that you know, whenever you reach a station, you will need to go back either reach a station and then you go beyond that to another station, it does not mean that you leave the station, but it means that your your ham and how is about the Aqa achievement of a different station. Like some other aspects and other quality, as we said before, like someone who had become established in the station of reliance for instance. And now, they are looking for the station of tomorrow Nina, for instance, and to complete the seizure of money, they still need to look back at the station of reliance and continue to improve it to fix it, because you cannot
perfect the station when you are in it. That's what the sheikh said that none of the stations can be perfected while you are in the station. You will always have to move beyond that and look back at it, to fix it and to complete it and to perfect it will probably have a particular extra lens that I will take.
what, seven minutes. Let's Yeah, seven minutes and come back for the next session on shallow