Manazil as-Sa’ireen #9 – Chapter on Reflection

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From the last thoughts

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so today we will,

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we'll talk about the fact of reflection in the first session. And then the second section of the session will be on Shabbos table,

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the chapters of the fabric purification. And in the first session was

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from chef and Hobbes Bachman, as it was said,

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we will address the station of reflection or the station of the factory.

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And have

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you know, in order for us to understand the fact that we have to understand, you know, a little bit more about the concept of realization of the concept of a drug

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or realization. So, how do we realize things? How do we recognize how do we realize things, realization happens through our access our senses,

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that's your five senses, that's your sight, your hearing, your touch your smell, and hear taste. So, that is how, you know that is one way you realize things.

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But this realization is the very primitive realization,

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this is realization of the immediate physical properties of things.

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This realization does not require any

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complex thought process, this realization is not any different from the realization of the rest of the animal kingdom, you know, the rest of the animals, they have the same five senses, they see the hear the smell, the touch, and they taste.

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So, it is the realization of the immediate physical properties of things, you don't even make sense of them, unless you move beyond that, that level of sensing with your five senses,

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to connecting previous experiences to those senses, and when you make some sense of them, like if you see a hot red or red stove surface,

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you do need more than this, to recognize that touching this what actually hurts you, you need previous experiences, you need some other forms of realization,

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to basically make that conclusion.

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The same applies to many other things, you know, if you look at the trees, if you look at the leaves of the trees in the fall, you will need to have previous experience you need to have knowledge to make some connections and to realize that those trees are going to crumble over those leaves are going to fall off and crumble away soon.

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Looking at some surface and judging that this surfaces fragile,

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this is not just a mere, the mere Faculty of sensing, this is sensing along with something else, which is connecting those senses to some other forms of knowledge and former experience.

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So that is an excess, which is sensing.

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But then

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this may not be particularly this is particularly in our literature we separate between the so called the theme, which is imagination, and the fact core which is reflection

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and we separate between them because we say that it to heal. And now we're moving from just the mere senses to more complex thought processes.

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We say that it heal

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is a product that will never see for the Mac. So Sir,

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it is basically your neffs and the reason why our scholars use the knifes versus the intellect

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is quite obvious, because they felt that there it's a little bit more complicated than just the intellect, there is something beyond the intellect. Or you could say that there is the intellect of the mind and the intellect of the heart, or the spiritual intellect. And that, you know, it's it's not that difficult to figure out because people

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be intellectuals have the highest

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sort of capacity of intelligence. We're not particularly spiritually very intelligent. I mean, if if you think about Greek philosophers, and how they did subscribe to Greek mythology like the rest of the masses, and you know, the various various deities that are fighting with each other and so on, I mean, that's not very spiritual the into the the smarter intelligent.

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So, there are there is this divide.

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And you could see this you know, Pixie like people are PhD in physics or they have some convictions that are extremely hard to reconcile with sound, the intellect.

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What they have is how the intellect but that's the intellect of the mind. There is like a different form of intellect, that may not be sound in their case.

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So that is why our scholars talk did not talk about just the intellect, traveling through the world of tangibles, when they talk about a theme they talked about, and knifes.

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Traveling through the world, of tangibles, the world of tangibles is the physical world, not the abstract world. It's the physical world. So when I understand things of physics, that is traveling through the world of tangibles, because it's still the physical world, but there is another world that they are scholars recognized, which is the world of non tangibles, the abstract world of meanings, you know, to think about

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how to hire and Jamal, truth,

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you know, beauty,

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goodness, to think about fairness, you know, these concepts, that is the world of non tangibles, that is the world of meanings, the abstract world of meanings, so that our scholars said that,

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at the fact God is harakat or nuptse, Philip filma to that the fact we're basically is the traveling of the nerves through the world, this is the traveling with thought thoughtful traveling or

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traveling here means it means that knifes

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added back to the you know, so traffic the traveling of the knifes through the world of non tangibles and abstract world of meanings. This is when you ponder over concepts, you know, that are non tangible, you know, such as the concept of odd justice, for instance, you know, you can smell it, you can taste it, he can see it, he can hear it, you can

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touch it, but it is, it is there it's existed, but it is existence beyond the senses. So, why did they say hierarchical neffs it's the movement of the nerves which I translate as traveling through the world of tangibles, traveling through the world of meanings, the centers because access, what which has the sensing does not require any traveling in fact, he can travel. If the item itself that have whose physical property you want to be cognizant, or that you're realizing its physical properties is not present immediately present. You're not going to sense it. But that is when it comes to sensing. So to touch something, to see it to hear it, there has to be something present in

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your physical environment. But when it comes to the fact or reflection that is basically

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walking away from your physical environment, and walk

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Get away from your even your non physical environment is traveling through the world of meanings, it does require movement, it does require effort and does require a departure from the now and here and without this departure, you will not be able to reflect. So, basically, when you see the leaves of the tree fall, you know, half the trees and that would trigger a thought in into the nature of life, you know the phases of life nature of the mice, this and you connect this to your own condition, you know the parable of the tree, you can connect it to you know, your own condition as a human being, and the phases that you go through and you reflect on your end, which may be quite similar to that

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leave that will fall off soon or that the leaf that fell off already. And now, you travel through the world of meanings. And that is why the fact God has this

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which is you know, reflexive form that reflects the form, when you add the prefix to t, you know, the the beginning that the root is fat calf crop, three letter, root, fat calf raw, but then you double the middle radical, which is the calf fat.

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And you add a T like add

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the prefix that to the beginning of the verb, so that it becomes the fact. And then the verb and noun is the fact

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these verbs are usually used for actions that require much more than just, you know, that require effort. So when you say at Keller, eight,

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it's just academic.

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But what you know, because when you eat, it doesn't really require much effort. I mean for some people it does, but,

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but generally speaking, there is a difference between acapella and the fact Gara.

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Xia from Magneto Lassila for mana was which means that you know, those prefixes and the additions to the structure of the verb indicate, you know, like, something additional in the meaning and they get the addition of meanings that we should reflect on.

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So, the factor is uses this type of verb, because it is a complicated process, it requires effort, and many people are too lazy to move beyond the level of access which is sensing

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even to the level of the field which is traveling through the world of tangibles, just the imagination, you know, totally. And this is still the world the physical properties, we did not really get to the world of meanings. And then some people stop there, and they don't go to this level. And that is also unfortunate, because it is this level that that really

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sorts out humans from non humans, it is this level of de facto, because you even nonhumans even the rest of the atoms could have some form of imagination. You know, they could travel through the world of tangibles have some form of imagination, but this distinguishes us humans. And then after this felt good,

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then you get to the final

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you know,

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the final source of a drug, which is realization, the highest which is limited, it is exclusive.

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So no one is allowed to, you know, into that sphere of realisation but believers to whether realize things through audition, and this is different from hearing, because hearing is one of the senses, but audition is different from hearing so you're not just hearing the sound

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of the other up with melasma or whatever

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You're not just hearing the sounds, you're hearing more, you're hearing from the divine. And now the divine will allow you into a world that is completely

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sort of distant from you, whenever it's completely, that you're from which you're completely blocked, barred, which is the world of the unseen. And whoever goes unseen, is unseen now, or whether it is unseen, because it is in the future

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is the word of unseen.

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And so, the leavers go through all of this, until they get here, the fact code will lead them to recognizing who the divine is and what messages he sent, and then start to receive knowledge from from the message through audition. And then they would have access into the world of the unseen. So these are, you know, the believers, the true believers, where they would have used all of their senses, all of their mental faculties and capacities to have better realization and the realization is not limited to the world of tangibles. It is not even limited to the world, abstract world of meanings, but it goes beyond this to realization of the world of the unseen and high under the

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realm, you know, and identify those who believe in the scene.

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Okay, so that was like an important introduction, then we'll go over what she said here.

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I said, bear with the fact called Alibaba so genuine Zen ilica psyckadeli to be in a nassima Musee de la him what I learned yet effect karoun

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chapter on de facto reflection Allah Spano Tata said and we revealed to you the message that they may make, that you may make clear to the people what was sent down to them, and that they might reflect and that they might reflect and the word factor comes often in the forehead.

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And the invitation to the faculty comes often in beforehand

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then demanded last element at the fact Cora de la masala, Sierra Vista Dracula Buddha was the last one. Well, there is

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these are the different and

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we'll come back to it. So he's adamant at the fact Quran, Terra masala Sierra delisted rocket Baba what was Alaska to know that reflection is the search for insight that are most of us era the search for insight listed Rachael Borja in pursuit of the final goal. What was the last one well and it is of three types

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fake Ratan Tata heat, which is reflecting on the essence of the heat. We're thinking of figure out on fee law if a Sunnah and reflecting on the wonders of his actions and creations Sunnah here is his actions and his creations the actions and creations of the Divine

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well aficionado and FEMA in many ways and reflecting on the realities of actions and inner or interior states that is your own actions and interior states.

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But before we move on to the amount of pain Rahim Allah tala mothers advocate and as I said before but are interested in as the best commentary on Minnesota studying the most authentic most elaborate most beautiful, most eloquent commentary on modality said again and hypno Chi M is a just a match this commentator on the issues of Sudoku to solve escape purification in general.

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So, Empire talked about the fact called in or talked about the types of the phone call from a different angle. And he said that there are six different types of the factor

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because the factor which is you know, reflection,

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it is reflection to realize certain things. So reflection for the realization of

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the truth versus falsehood. That's the first

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realization that is important that is theoretical realization. That is, he said the fact core female to unlock be

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an enemy one modifier, this is the factor for understanding for comprehension for recognition for it.

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And then the first quarter he said the faculty met Allah tala Barada and then you know, reflection that pertains to

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practical pursuits that pertains to a thought about errata pertains to human well, and practical pursuits,

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how that is of two types, he said, the field as long as it you know, pertains to just knowledge, it is to discern between ad hoc one bothered to discern between the truth and falsehood, it is the recognition of truth versus false. And then when it comes to a thought of what rather when it comes to your practical pursuits, it pertains to attorneys baina, and never what bar it is pertains to, you know, discerning between that which is harmful, and that which is beneficial, beneficial and harmful.

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And then, the last

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phase, after the fact God, you know, you so you made the fact or to discern between the truth and falsehood to, you know, realize the truth.

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And then you made the fact core to realize the difference between nafa and our good and harmful, beneficial and harmful. And then you made the factor to realize the difference between return was in an effort to return was in the past to benefit and the path to harm, these are all different things, right?

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These are different things, when the sort of realizing the truth is different from realizing that which is now found that which is that, and then realizing that which is good, beneficial, and that which is harmful, is also insufficient, until you have realized, how do you get to benefit? And how do you avail yourself of harm? A lot of people agree on benefit and harm, but they disagree over the way to benefit and harm. A lot of people I agree on the objectives for packet cleanser met by this agree on the roadmap to attack and fire and this is a philosophical triad of ad hoc kind of fire into malice, just like Hopkins truth and higher is goodness and we're

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How do we translate it, we translate it as goodness, but isn't the translate this and this philosophical prayer does beneficence or be translated as what

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translate is something nice. But you know, the answer Hockenheim and Americans are mad is beauty. The matter is beauty. So everybody agrees on the dose high objectives, but until you are able to realize the roadmap to those objectives, people will always disagree. You know, and sometimes the roadmap human beings agree on much of the roadmap that which is obvious in your face, but then they disagree over, you know, intricacies and the subtleties of the roadmap. And for those intricate intricacies and subtleties, there is no way that we could, you know, have a refined realisation of them without audition without somehow without, you know, receiving from the divine, you know,

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learning this from the divine subpanel.

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So, these are the different types of factors. So, we wanted to distinguish between six things happen bottom truth and falsehood, we want to distinguish between our founder beneficial and harmful and we want to distinguish between the road to enough on the road to benefit and harm.

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So, going back to the moment, how are we rocking a whole lot, he said, for me to find the heat for the hammer, od so he will talk about you know, he is talking about the fact called reflection on the essence of hate the faculty and the wonders of his actions or creations and the faculty on your own actions and your

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Enter state

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and he starts with and that will be a little bit sort of complicated, a little controversial. He starts with the concept of reflecting on the essence of the heat.

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And he says, from manufacturer to fee or he said American auto vi in tow he, for he acted hermo Buhari to hood, la Yun Ji Min huella to sum over the year in cash, what the masuku builder enemas

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what am alhfam and figured out of it, though he asked for reflection about the essence of the heat fairy act the hammer Baron truth, it is the audacious sailing into the ocean of denial.

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What the Masuko Bella Emma's law had

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been, you know, you know, loungy men who are nothing with a video of it, nothing would say when make you survive, of which none would survive except through taking shelter.

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In an item of law had the added cost for the handling of the caches, the disclosure, or the light of disclosure and an item the thought is the outward signs adhering to the outward signs. So what does that mean?

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Any thoughts

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from you?

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How How is the faculty reflecting on the essence of the hate is the audacious sailing into the ocean of denial, rejection.

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Just here, that's the problematic part. And he you know, those problematic, mystic, mysterious, symbolic statements would come around in the book of

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They were, you know, in terms of explanation,

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kind of a wonderful job in explaining them in a way that will absolve the amount of power we have give, and not allow deviant deviant people of pantheism, the divine, you know, union and indwelling hand and so on, to use his statements in support of their deviation. And that's what we're trying to do here. We have a righteous man, a great man who made some statements that could that sound problematic, we will not basically give that franchise man in two deviant people and tell them, he's yours. No, he's ours. And we will explain those statements in a way that will be wholesome,

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as much as we can, and even if we recognize

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that it was sub optimal of him, and not even mistaken of him, to use such symbolism

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that could lead people into error and deviation

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is then because of his greatness, we will still not get him into those we will not, you know, give up on on him because of his greatness and because of his stature among the seekers. And because we have known from his other writings, and from his biography from his Sierra, that he was a righteous, you know, Sharia by the

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Sunni Sunni scholar. Okay, so, we'll basically he's saying here, that the very reflecting gone that he indicates that you're still aware of your presence.

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Because reflection requires the presence of someone who's reflecting so you're reflecting on the oneness of God, you have not realized that he which is to oneness of God, as long as you are still aware of your presence has the person reflecting and your action, which is your reflection, so your very reflection means that you did not vanish means that you have not gone through her dilation, you're still present and as long as you're still present in your awareness. Keep in mind remember taraweeh does not mean that you're not present in reality in existence, because that would be fanatical dude, which is the you know, the bat the

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In the form of finance, he recognizes that there is hardly a clue. You know, denominado is the one who talks about the attributes and the clearest sense of his bad, which is affirmation of the attributes of God, God is about the stone, you know, he wrote on this in detail. So he has no confusion, he is not confused, he does not have any delusions of, you know, union or pantheism, he knows the difference between a father, the creator and the creation, and he knows that the color is not enough, look, he knows the difference between Malibu and I a bit, the one who is worse at pink and the one who's being worse.

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But he, what he's talking about, is your awareness of the self. Because reflecting the way you think that you're reflecting, you're aware of your action, you're aware of yourself, you have not realized to come here, because when you realize through them here, you're beholding of God, when make you completely unaware of the self, and the actions of the self, the reflection, your reflection, clear, you know, and then we talked before about an hour, so I don't want to waste too much time here. And we talked about the three types of

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existential, well, you know, and this is the deviant. This is what you don't distinguish between the creator and creation. So you become the creator and he's, you know, you you're your God, and God is you and there is no difference. And then there is no difference between Tommasi, obedience and disobedience because they're

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obey room. If you think that you're obeying someone, then that is duality, because there is someone that is obeying and someone that is being obey. So for them, that is duality.

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And that is all corrupted, that is all DPN that is all, you know, blasphemous.

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But then the financial hood, which is the federal in your awareness, that even has to be qualified, because the Sahaba, the Prophets, and the Sahaba, the greatest of all earlier, they did not have this form of finance, it is in relation to your beholding of God to your watchfulness of God, the people will become so trivial, you're not going to watch them, they will basically, you're not going to factor them in to your calculation.

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They're trivial. You see them, they exist, but they don't block you from seeing through them, like to ask boards, and they don't factor into your watchfulness, your calculation, because your watchfulness about law is so great, that your watchfulness of anything else compared to it will be non existent, when we give the example of 1000 divided by infinity is zero, so they exist. But once you compare them to your watchfulness of a lie or should have a lie or awareness of Allah, your awareness of the people becomes zero. And then about that for any law, that which is the annihilation of desires, wants pursuits, the pursuit of above pleasure,

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compare anything to the pursuit of a loss of pleasure, that does not mean that you cannot have pursuits in this life, intermediate pursuits in this life, you know, versus the final goal, or the final objective. The pursuit, you know, how are the proceeds.

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You have many pursuits in your life. I mean, like, after you go, you finish this class, you want to go and have lunch, that is a pursuit, you know, of something. And so, it does not mean that you don't have pursuits in your life, or you want to become the whatever you want to become the richest man in the world, so that he could give cycad and so that you could build massada, that institutions, and so on and so forth, that's a pursuit, an intermediate pursuit, but it should be weaved into your pursuit of a loss of pleasure. And compared to your pursuit of a loss of pleasure. It comes down to zero. Because even if you're free, if your pursuit is to become the best investment

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the best that you know, to to own billions of dollars, you know, that person

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Regardless of its size, just divided by infinity, and it comes down to zero, and your pursuit of a loss of pleasure should be that infinite pursuit, that is hung limited.

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Okay, so he says here, that it is the setting into the ocean of denial, it is not, you know the prophets, that disciples the Sahaba, the reflected on the essence of tawheed, realizing the difference between a private globe and the reflected on the attributes of God, and they have the is that, you know, the formation, the recognition of the attributes of God that were established through audition through somehow through the wire in the revelation, the reflected on him being in the bar, the lobbies of the bar, with a capital, letter better and more salary, you know, and manner for him, and we'll do the full deal reflecting on each and every one of those attributes and the you

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know, it, sing it

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in st into their hearts, and it created

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feelings and actions and thoughts and actions.

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So, then he said, that when you reflect on the essence of the hate, nothing would save you except taking shelter in the light of disclosure, you know, which is the word of cash, what the message by the end of it and adhering to the outward knowledge, the light of disclosure, this cash comes often in the Sufi writings, cash, disclosure, and what you know, so the righteous Sufi, see seekers, they understand that there's disclosure, within the proper context, there is disclosure, you know, I like to disclose to us some of that unseen, but this is not the absolute unseen, that belongs to Him alone. So I will not disclose to you the time of, you know, your PM, allow or not disclose to you,

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you know, the

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all the knowledge that he kept himself in the preserve tablet, of which the angels have to which the angels have no access, the angels of themselves have no access, why don't we disclose to you something that is of the relative unseen, you know, something that's happening in China now, and we don't have a TV here to show us.

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But something that's happening in China now is unseen, toasts.

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This is relative unseen. Can what they do ma

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be privy to buy this closure. Yes.

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Kevin can

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see something that's happening in China and now

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through cash, this closure? Yes. We believe in miracles. And we believe in karma. Karma, you know, what are the favorites of the last pinata grants to his LDL and his friends? These are basically the, the remains of the miracles, the remains of the miracles

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in our oma, so the last one who was empowered with miracles as the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the miracles in the difference between the miracles and the color math is what got them out the favors or how do they translate credit usually favors?

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So kurama is basically in

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favor of the last month Allah grants to his ltf versus the desert that the images are evident via both our extraordinary supernatural, supernatural. So can I whether you walk on water,

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Because Allah is capable of all things. And you know, those laws of physics are not they do not limit laws, you know, proper.

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But then so what would be the difference between the modules, the miracle and the kurama two differences important differences. The miracles are to be exhibited

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that are amount are to be headed that assume the Nabi exhibits the Americans because the Americans are proofs on the message, the veracity of the message. So then the Nabi the order suit, exhibits those

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that karma is to be hidden earlier, they never speak of their karma, they never talk to people to people about anything that happens to them and supernatural, they never use them to market themselves. Once you find that, you know, kilometer be used or being used to market somebody that is not, you know, earlier with lava suddenly, that is that is different, that is not true. Because

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the, you know, some of the earlier even said that

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maybe a little bit more sort of graphic to graphical, but, you know, they hide it in the best pie in there, they do their best to hide those kurama unless someone knows of them, you know,

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somehow they will never be known, they will never be known.

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So that's the first difference. The second difference is that the American

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Indian is a challenge, the kurama does not entail a challenge. So when the messengers, the rustle, and the NBR came with those miracles, the challenge the people to produce their life. So when I saw a salad came to his people, he champions of the people show me that you could actually do this, that you could actually have the liver that you could actually bring that to life. And when the profits and loss on them came, he also challenged them. And the Prophet did not only have the four as his miracle, there were many other Americans, but initially, the poor and was his sold miracle, to emphasize the importance, the greatness the position of the upper end as his main miracle, but

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you know, to increase the Eman it's not basically the

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sort of found the manner, it is not basically to bring about the man into the hearts but to increase the man and the hearts of the believers. Allah subhanaw taala gave him many, many more miracles. So these are the two differences. One to be exhibited, one to be hidden one entails a challenge and why is inimitable? You know, in theory, the challenge that's why it's called moment is that because it's inevitable. One does not entail a challenge. And it is not inimitable, which has the kind of an idea. So he's talking about the catch, not in the sense of showing you the unseen but revealing the subtle meanings of things, that true realities, core realities of things, which is basically had

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Caspi here as a type of understanding, you know, to give you the proper understanding, clearly disclose to you the proper understanding, and is this

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valid, in certain in the center? Certainly wise, is this valid, that some people would be given, you know, access to proper understanding instead is it in hand that is basically, when people become inspired, it's different from Revelation. It's different from Revelation, because it is dependent on revelation must be consistent with the revelation must be subservient to the revelation must conform to the revelation Anyone have that will depart from the revelation

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that the prophets of Salaam was given as the final messenger that it had his is

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merely whispers of the CEPA is just nothing but whispers of the CEPA. So, that is why evolution a minute Donnie rahima lifetime, you know, one of the greatest seekers, one of the greatest, you know,

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that one of the also greatest

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sort of formulators of the Sufi theory or the formulators of the Sufi theories, and also the metadata era malata. He said that, you know, what means that on a a note, I mean look at them, and

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say they are mentally fabulous, and you know the, some of the statements or some of the concepts, some of the thoughts of the people, the seekers goes through my mind, and then I would not accept it, except with two trustworthy witnesses.

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Who are the two trustworthy witnesses? The Quran and the Sunnah he would have, he would have to wait and check it against those two trustworthy witnesses. Those are this, these are the two pillars of the revelation that were an M and that, you know, clarifying some, the sooner that that clarified the poorer. So, this is very important. So guess what could happen, you know you have like, but it has to be consistent. You cannot come up with something that is counter or foreign to the revelation has to be consistent with revelation. And then he said what domestic better Amazon here and adhering to the outward signs, the desire is basically the power and the sun at the textual science. And

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aside here does not mean inferior, because that is the greatest knowledge, the Quran, and the Sunnah. But then the word of the poor and the sun, the text of the poor Adam Anderson, this is a heavy Nevada, but your understanding of the text of the puranam the sun, the understanding of the intellect and the understanding of the heart. This is an I haven't been Barton.

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And is it important that you have the proper understanding of the Quran and Sunnah? How many memorizers of the parishioner out there? Do they have to two idols?

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They are memorizers of the Qur'an, but have they been given proper understanding of the parameters? and intellectually, they may have been given proper understanding, but have they been given true true, the coded understanding of the core meanings of the operand

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has their hearts become aware of those meanings have their hearts become aware of those meanings, those meanings would have generated so much goodness, so much righteousness, so much devotion, that it would have manifested on them, how many memorizers have the parade and how many preachers lack horn all the above? Many. So that is that is when you hear this issue of Amazon, Barton, this is not to undermine or be elated at Amazon, absolutely not.

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But this is to say that your intellectual recognition

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you know, or your memorization, which is like a even more primitive level of anger, you know, have knowledge, but then your understanding your intellectual understanding is still not it until it had affected your heart and generated the the expected consequences.

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So, he is saying that, you know, basically when you go through this, and then he will, he will, he will tell you more about how you save yourself

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from this ocean of denial, but,

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you know, maybe we'll borrow 10 minutes from the next. And then he said, Well, I'm going to feel a tie for Santa alpha here, not only SPS are on higman has for reflection about the wonders of his accent creations is the water that irrigates the seeds of wisdom. Why water that irrigates the seeds of wisdom. salata, Fs Sana, as you know, all of the wonders of His creations, the wonders of exactions good things and events, creations and actions, his things that he created and his actions in this universe. So things and events, people who have reflection, thoughtful introspective, they reflect on things and events and these reflect on all things including their very souls, they're

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very enough's. You know, if he had for sickle, you know, sanitarium I had enough fat to feed v n for C. So we will show them our signs and horizons and then in themselves, you know, no, Josie and Simon Carter talks about how reflecting on that very enough so that very self leads you to allow without anything else had there not been anything else in your environment that led to him that naps

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who's ignorant of the nerves would have led to him because had that

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been the originator of that laughs It would have known about.

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But your neffs is ignorant of your enough's. There's your laughs, there's your nerves recognize the nature of your nerves?

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Do you really recognize the nature of your nose, with all the sciences that work with all medical sciences that we have nowadays, and we've been able to examine the physical properties of men, you know, we've been able to examine the tissues, but with the these advances do actually lead us to a loss of power with IRA, because with these great advances, and you know, how we, you know, we're able to realize that those physical properties of man to great, great extent,

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we don't really know the difference between dead or alive, what makes someone devans makes another person alive, you know, without even know, you know, the nature of sleep.

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We know some about it as physical. But sleep is the minor death, do we really know the intricate nature of sleep, literally, the difference between this and life and the nature of that soul, that the parts and then he mimics you then when it departs from the body, so that neffs that that is active, and, you know, intelligent, and doing all of this is capable of examining so much around,

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you know, and reflecting, but it is, it is incapable of figuring that out. It is its own nature and essence. So, it did not make itself have made itself haven't been the originator, it would have known about itself, someone else made it and someone else knows about it. Someone else knows about the true nature of that naps. That makes the difference between life and death.

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you know, what I'm going to figure to feel about I have a son, I have a mountain, the SP is around hikma and you know, reflecting on the wonders of His acts and his creations, it's the water that irrigates the seeds of wisdom. People who do not reflect, take things for granted. Just they're enjoying the ride. And they're limiting their Realization to their senses, the physical properties of things, they have a very long way to go to be able

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to have that wisdom to wisdom.

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And then finally, he says Well, I'm a failure to feed my family what when fair to say hello to Luca thoriated happy as for reflection about the realities of actions and interiors interior states, it facilitates the journey on the path of happiness, it facilitates the journey on the path of hockey

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that is basically reflecting on your actions and your inner state.

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You know, I will go quickly through the rest I will because it it you know if we divide this into two

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sessions that we will take away from the coherence of the message.

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What are the lessons that we learned from this chapter? He said well in the math classroom and African rtpi in it though he bisazza Tiatia, one may be saved up reflecting on the essence of telehealth by three things the modified Yahtzee lock realizing the incapacity of the intellect. Because when you really think think of the essence of the hate, you think about the essence of the Divine. Now, you think about the essence of the Divine, you can lose your mind you could get lost you could get misguided, because the infinite divine is infinite and your finite and the finite cannot encompass the infinite the finite cannot comprehend the infinite right or wrong. You know,

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and the finite judges engages things through their own their own experiences, their own experiences, and you have not come across anything like the infinite that the via LASIK ethnicity, you say nothing is like him. And he has left you signs on his greatness and existence and greatness. But you have not come across anything like him to be able to get him to be

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To judge him to be able to understand the concept of eternity without beginning to be able to understand the concept of timelessness, that time does not matter to him, that future is like passed to him, Have you come across anything similar to this close to this? No, it is not part of your experience. So, you cannot think of it, he can gauge it, he can judge it, he can qualify him either, except as he qualified poker except as he, whatever he attributed to himself. So, in order for you to not lose your mind, you have to first realize the incapacity of the intellect manifest oxalic Hoban, he is even a goofy guy, despairing of realizing the ultimate target, the ultimate

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realization, the ultimate truth, you will not be able to ticket their webinar to Swami the habit of him taking shelter in the stronghold of Tallinn. So at times in Tallinn, veneration glorification, exaltation, any every time you think of him, saying that your thoughts are beneath him, that you cannot think of him

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that you cannot, you know, you can only think of him through all this. And somehow, he reflect on whatever he told of him, but you cannot really know that, that cave, the form, the How to essence, true nature, even of the attributes that he told you.

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So everything you say, every time he is saying, simply that he is unlike your thoughts, because LASIK and Mitsubishi nothing is like him. And no similitudes no similitudes and no

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imagination can comprehend them. Were in the map. And when he said we're in nanodrop, qualify for Santa? And he said, I said yes, yeah, the wonders of his accent creations are appreciated by three things. The first is another female bedded minim careful consideration of the origins of the favors, when I you know, is that's clear right? Here, you're always examining the origin of every favor, that that he bestowed on you, when he

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arrived, responding to the divine signals, we can actually spend the whole, you know, session on the divine signals, the come he, you know, the come your way, so often, but you disregard the circumstances of light, these are signals that he sends you all the time to bring you back, if your last increase here a man to teach you a lesson. And people love reflection, are people who are always responding to those signals, they realize them, they recognize them, they spot them, they spied spot, the divine signals, you know, that the very obvious divine signal comes across quite often, the agenda is, you know, the the funerals and the death of loved ones and you know,

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but there are many, many, many, many divine signals that are coming your way all the time, and you continue to ignore them or we continue to ignore it. And then he said, what will Colossians two How are escaping from the captivity of desires, captivity of desires, desires, will make you unable, of going beyond the physical properties of things, you know, desires will bring you down, bring even years thought, you know, even philosophers, even Aristotle, the displays desires because they they pull you down. So the higher mental functions will not operate well, until you have suppressed your desires. If you're too full. If you're too full, if you eat like a very good meal, you go like and

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out into a restaurant, and you come back home and you're too full. That's not a good time to reflect on anything, you know, you can try but

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if they pull you down, they pull you down, they detract the take away from your higher mental functions, and certainly the functions of the heart. And then he said well in a minute, we'll figure it Allah Marathi bit are many What? Well, with lsvt one may realize through reflection, the rankings of actions and the interstates through three things, this this habit of adhering to the knowledge, that's the knowledge of sherea what Herman Marceau met

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suspecting all of the outer states, all of the outer states, you would suspect them, including the salons accounts here, because the outer states may be wealth there, you know, the inner wealth and power and prestige, status. These are altered states, it is very easy for a righteous man to

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really righteous people, not us, you know, but it's very people, for righteous people to move beyond that, you know, Celebrity, fame, wealth, power, it's very easy for them to break away from that. But then righteous people, they have a bigger dilemma, which is the other mersal Matt, the other outer realities, or outer space the second car man had, it is important for them to know that they are not the subject, they are not the object of their devotion. Only Allah should be,

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which means that you're sober.

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You know,

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like, you're not going to pray, when it is time for you to do something else that's more pleasing to Allah. Because it's not about your morale. It's not about your prayer, your want your desire, it's about his desire. So you will always prioritize what he prioritized. So if it's time for this, then based on what he told you, so it's not like, you know, you love passing so much. So that's, that's pretty much what you do. Now, fasting itself became the object of your devotion. But a law should be the object of your devotion. And if he is, then you prioritize based on his prioritization.

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And then

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and then certainly, you suspect to those alpha states, you suspect your devotion in them, you suspect to their eye, whether they will be acceptable or not, you accept your intent, you know, in fast in both of these, and then one more part of it and identifying the rankings have others identify. So basically, knowing where you belong, having like a good sort of spiritual GPS, knowing where you belong, how far you are, from the the peak of the mountain,

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certainly on the peak of the mountain is the Messenger of Allah, and you are not aiming to get there because this is, you know, messenger ship profits with this one, the not cast b this is a gift from Allah, it's not something that you could earn, but just short of the final p you will have, you know, the Sahaba and maybe will not be able to get there you will not be able to be you know, likeable, economical Viola or Ross memorare, or the Lord dasara. You know, but but

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within the generation of the Sahaba boss, it's a little

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twist in the Sahaba. You still may strive, you know, but that you know what that takes to get to be of that group.

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So, I asked my boss, to make us all of them. portfolio stuff all the time, economics and stuff are going to win.