Manāzil as-Sa’irīn #72 – Chapter on Bewilderment

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The speakers discuss the importance of history and the need for everyone to be aware of their own reality as a Muslim minority. They emphasize the importance of working for justice and finding one's own happiness, as well as the importance of showing clarity in one's actions to avoid confusion and misunderstand. They stress the need to reconcile the Sfism heritage with a problem statement and find ways to address confusion between the individual and the world. They also discuss the importance of good deeds for one's face to develop and improve, and mention a potential interview with a woman named Walita.

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spinoff from the lossless

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to proceed inshallah, today we will

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go over the station of bewilderment or the hash. And in the session in the second session, we will go over local power law feeds, which has last been found property and lucky to be the found link

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to child that was found.

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we will first go over the station of bewilderment a dash.

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But prior to this I may, you know, address the tragic events that took place in New Zealand the day before yesterday.

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Basically, yesterday was the day before yesterday our time but it was on Friday, their time

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and I wanted to say that,

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that we there are so many obligations on us

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towards the brothers and sisters who

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may have who may have ascended as martyrs and inshallah they would have ascended to the Lord as martyrs. And may Allah subhanaw taala accepted them into paradise.

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We have to make the offer them and we also have to support to those communities. Those of us who have connections with Muslim community there, we have to reach out and have to try to support to those communities

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as much as we can, whichever capacity that we could support to them. In addition to this, it's this is a good time for reflection, this is an appropriate time for reflection on our condition as a Muslim minority or our condition as Muslim minorities. And

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you know, you always want he always want

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your responses and your reactions. You always want to be aware conscious of

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the your motives and their motives have to be good motives. You have to come out from you know a position of the servant of his Lord who is always looking to please, Lord, that Rabbani perspective, Lord Lee, devoted to the Lord perspective. So your motive has to be always a good motive. It is not an egoistic motive. It's not a nationalistic motive, it is a Bernie motive.

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we have, you know, within the Muslim community tend sometimes to have the more activist approach to thing and the more spiritual approach the thing and you want to have, you want to have the more practical approach to thing which is a balanced approach, that does not deny our spirituality that does not that does not disconnect us from sort of the the origin, the teleological worldview, that does not basically make us heedless of the fact that everything that happens in this universe is by the leavin permission, by the permission of Allah subhana wa tada and for a purpose that he knows and we may not be able to completely comprehend. We have to delegate to a law we have to rely on a

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law we have to defer our and unanswered questions to his supreme wisdom, all of us we have to do, and we have to trust in Him. And we have to input our trust in Allah subhanaw taala and his mercy and His capacity and His justice and his wisdom. At the same time, we have to do our part, we should never be disconnected from the reality that we live in and we should be aware of this reality we should not be comatose, should be aware of the reality and we have to do our part and seize the moment for positive change.

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And there are particularly two extreme consequences whenever these things take place. They're particularly two extreme consequences that can happen to a community. One is when people rush to assimilate so that you can get some relief from the pressure that you're feeling the you know, it's not only the particular incidents that take place every once in a while. That is also the ongoing

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toxic environment that puts a lot of pressure on the Muslims, particularly adolescence 13 to 19 are usually in search of identity and

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looking for some

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confirmation of identity or

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sometimes rejection of their their original identity. There is there is a certainly a lot of pressure and we have to be aware of this not denied. And people tend to assimilate so that they could feel some relief or so that they can basically

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get some respite from the ongoing pressure the ongoing toxic environment so that they don't have to feel

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that they're always under pressure they're always suspect.

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And then the the other extreme as well

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is basically to, to become resentful to sort of the larger society and to become angry at the larger society, not the particular evil elements or aggressive elements within the society, but the larger society which leads to emotions of anger, resentment, alienation from the larger society.

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Failure of sort of healthy integration, and of failure of healthy integration into the larger society and alienation from the larger society is not really something that we should be interested in.

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So, between assimilation and unmeasured resistance, we have to chart our path and it should be you know, our choice should be measured resistance, measure the resistance is when it is resistance of these evil elements or even forces and resistance of

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wholesale assimilation and giving up of our identity or elements of our identity.

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And that,

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you know, have has to be balanced with also are reaching out to the larger society and connecting to with the larger society, for the good of our community and for the common good of the larger society. It starts from the masjid where this event this unfortunate event took place, it starts from the master going back to our massages and making back that our massage. Our arcs of Noah are welcoming are also beneficial, you know, helpful.

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welcoming to all people and beneficial and helpful.

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They're sort of our lighthouses are our massage. Our arcs of new are our massage to go back and make sure that we establish more massages and greater massage, and more inclusive massage. We should go back and learn our Deen and learn about the beauty of our Deen so that we could disseminate this knowledge. Because there is so much misinformation and misunderstanding.

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We should go back and

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also work for justice, because lack of justice is the cause of evil and the cause of violence and the cause of aggression.

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So we should work for justice at home and abroad. The cause of justice is the cause of God, Allah subhanaw taala is,

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you know, an odd, he is justice and the cause of justice is his cause and we should work for the cause of justice. Certainly, you know, the cause of justice has to be understood also

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with from our perspective with, you know, our Islamic perspective and

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but generally speaking the cause of justice, there is so much common ground between all people when it comes to working for justice, there is a large space that is common ground, you know people that agree on

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what is justice as Muslims we do understand that the mind does have the capacity to discern between just and unjust or good and evil, beauty beautiful that ugly. To a certain extent. Yes, it is incomplete. Yes, it is sometimes overshadowed by biases and our inequities.

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But basically with the mind has human beings have been endowed with that capacity. And then we should, most importantly,

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work, you know,

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work for a workflow.

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I should say before I say most importantly that devote ourselves to Allah subhanaw taala and purify our hearts, but I should say we should also work for their innocence of this own revival and renaissance of our Muslim ummah. And to put it out of the state of weakness and chaos, that that it suffers from.

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And we can we can do much later, once we are capable.

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My idea of always expressed is to put your mask on first, our community needs to be strong enough, competent enough, independent enough to be able to reach out to other Muslim communities and help out. So you put your mask on first before he is you help out. Because it is important if he if you are unable to yourself, if you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot take care of anyone else. So you reach out to and you try to help them there, there is so much that we can do if we're really interested, and we have the right intentions. And most importantly, and finally we have, it's it's always more sincerity and more devotion because all matters are in the hands of Allah subhanaw

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And we see go good from Allah subhanaw taala and we seek refuge in Him from all evil.

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But we have to really work hard to be deserving of his help, to be deserving of his support.

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We have to work hard on ourselves, we have to purify our egos, or purify our hearts. We have to tame our egos we have to devote ourselves to the cause of Allah subhanaw taala.

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And we have to put our trust in Him complete and divide the

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trust in Allah subhanaw taala. And trust in His mercy, trust in His compassion, trust, as Justice trust as wisdom, nothing happens in his universe without his permission, and nothing happens in his your universe in vain. without purpose, he has

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purpose and everything that that takes place, whether or not we comprehend that purpose. But he had told us that this life is a triumph. This life is a test that

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we have to accompany who created life and death test you he did not tell us that life is fair enjoyment, that I made this life to be your final abode, that all just the Justice will be established in the in the life of this world. He had told us that it will be established in the hereafter.

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He told us to work for justice in this world, but he told us he will take care of establishing justice completely, and finally, and the hereafter. So we have been told you know that there is no surprise we have been told. It isn't us It isn't trial. You know, complete justice will not be established here will be established in the hereafter with our role in this life is to work hard to pass the test and work for the cause of justice as much as we can within our capacity.

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So once again, may Allah subhanaw taala accept our martyrs into paradise May Allah subhanaw taala give patients their families may Allah subhanaw taala heal their communities and May Allah subhanaw taala help her

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show us the way out of our current condition and make us more rub barely, than we are more sincere and more devoted than we are and more united among ourselves and we are

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moving on to

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the chapter of a dash or the station of a dash which is Station Number 67 in Minnesota city and by the moment how are we Rahim mahalo Allah who died in the 481 after

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that she started the station like usually starts with an eye on the Patreon he started this this nation by saying Palazzo del Fallon Marina who acts Barnett, who a lot of mighty said so as soon as they saw him, they were greatly amazed that they were greatly amazed at him. And you wonder what is the relationship between a dash and this particular verse and the relationship is obvious? Well, first of all the Why did the chef not mentioned an eye of the Qur'an that looks more relative relevant, that sounds more relevant than this.

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particular area and I about you know, the hash and per se is that that hash was never mentioned in the Quran. The word that the hash that the you know concept was not mentioned in the Quran that was not mentioned in the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam either.

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And, but the reason why she chose this is because that has,

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you know, when you say that, he said, it means that

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he was established in the passive voice data is the passive voice, do a shout, be in the active voice, though he should be the passive voice, so that he shall be the active voice, don't he shall be the passive voice both would mean he was astonished, but there is no active voice of it in English.

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So you can say he marveled that but but

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but he was astonished, but it is not only astonished these astonished to the point to the point or the extent of bewilderment, the astonishment over took him to the extent of bewilderment to the extent of confusion, and that is what a dash means, that has would be the verb noun, noun from the Asia or the Asia. If you say, You surprise them, I surprised you, he will say that has he that shall not that he should do that. So he surprised me astonished him.

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I surprised him the hash too. But, you know, in summary, that the concept itself is about being astonished to the level of bewilderment or confusion, and that has not been mentioned in the plan has not been mentioned in the son of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam within the context of, you know, the relationship between love and rugby between the server and the Lord. It is,

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therefore, not a station.

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It's an incident that occurs on the journey to Allah subhanaw taala, an incidental occurrence it may occur to people, but it is not a station to be sought after it is not virtuous in and of itself, to be pursued. There is no virtue in being bewildered or confused.

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It is not a virtue in and of itself to be pursued. It is an incident or occurrence that may take place on the journey to Allah subhanaw taala. You could go through a spiritual state, at this closure, something or other that will make you astonished, astonished to the point of bewilderment and confusion, do you seek to be become bewildered and confused? No. is isn't Is it a station that is desired? Whether the beginning or the continuity of a desire to in and of itself? No, it is not desired in and of itself? And that is what

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the mayor clearly contends or says in his

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commentary on this book, Madonna just said he, the best and the most comprehensive commentary on Minnesota city, is my data just said again, by an amendment of I am Ron alata.

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You have no claim Ramallah in my data just said he clearly

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denies that this is a station to be sought,

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or to be pursued, or that it is has any inherent virtue, any inherent virtue, it's an incidental or currents. And when we talk more about this, we will shed more light on these incidental occurrences. And because it is important that we sort these things out, to figure out what is genuinely part of the journey and what is an incident of occurrence on the journey, that is not to be condemned, because it's involuntary. So you know, often involuntary and it is not to be pursued, because it is not it does not have any inherent virtue.

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So, what is the relevance now between this verse and a dash the relevance is obvious when the saw Yousuf when the women of the town so you serve and saw the beauty of use of

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they were astonished, amazed, shocked

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to the point

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They kept their hands. And when we say they kept their hands, it does not mean that they completely sort of separated the hand from the

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end, they just wounded themselves, like when you're cutting something, and then you're not paying attention and you see something astonishing, you could end up, you know, wounding yourself.

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Be you so so they were astonished to that extent that the wounded themselves when they were

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when they have the knives in their hands.

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And that is that is the concept of damage. It's a surprise, it's a shock that will make you bewildered and confused there lose connection to your senses, and not only your senses, here, your dexterity your hands and so on your eyesight, but you could lose connection to your mind as well.

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This summer, some extent where the mind becomes overwhelmed as he as she will will say,

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then the shift starts to explain what that has means and he says a dash baton, who vologda and it may actually bother to Sabri he, our enemy.

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bewilderment is a shark that seizes the servant upon a surprising incident or occurrence that overwhelms his intellect, his patience, or his knowledge that overwhelms his intellect actually, our summary he his patients, tell me his knowledge.

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And then he said, Well, I said it and it is of three levels. So here, why would someone want something that overwhelms his intellect, his patience for his knowledge?

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It is not that he like I said, it's an incident of thing it may happen. And if it happens, if it happens, and that is something that you frequently find,

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you know,

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as an as an explanation of certain statements, utterances actions, by the journeyers, the satechi, the travelers on this path, when we try to explain some statements of their of their is that are confusing, that do not seem to be compliant with the parent implications of the Quran and the Sunnah of the text of the Quran and the Sunnah, then you would say that this would be, you know, the best that we can say about this is that the person has mazu execuse, because he was overwhelmed by his spiritual state, to the point that he was not discerning enough, his intellect was overwhelmed. his intellect, was overwhelmed by the spiritual sensations, intense spiritual feelings, intense

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spiritual feelings that overwhelmed their intellect. So the best thing that we could say about this is mazor execuse. But we cannot say that this is a virtue in and of itself. We cannot say that this is a very superior state in and of itself. In fact, we have to always

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hold the state of the first community, the first generation

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to be the highest of all states, the highest of all conditions, the condition of the prophets, Allah has Sahaba therefore, therefore, when we're looking through our heritage, and it is not limited to Sufism, it is not it is also unfair when you're looking through our heritage, aren't we trying to be the survey? Aren't we saying that when we look, you know, when we look through fap, and certainly everyone, buddy within their capacity, because not everybody, you know, has the capacity to examine, you know, therapy arguments, everybody within his capacity better and as an omen. When we look through our heritage, we're looking with discernment, lovingly, but critically analytically, and

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that applies also to the Sufi heritage you look with the certain you know, with the Serbian guy lovingly and critically, so that you could weed out what is not genuine what is not

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part of the path that was charted by the prophet sallallahu Sallam and walked on first by his companions that are the alone home. So when you examine the Sufi heritage, and then your your way to the serving, is the example of the prophet SAW Solomon the companions you have layers

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You know,

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guidance is not simple. But when we look through our heritage, we have our intellect that we should not give up, you should not give up because this intellect is the condition of tech leaf to begin with, isn't it? The condition of technology if you're not accountable before Allah subhanaw taala. Without this intellect, he gave you the intellect, and those who were not endowed with the gift of the intellect, they are not in color field, right? Just like children

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that are not discerning just like insane, the insane the legend known hand the person who is law who have lost their mind, they are not who can live. So if intellect is the condition of take leave, should you give up that intellect, no, you should not you should hold on to your intellect, you need that you need also your understanding of reality, your you need your wisdom, your understanding of reality, which is a commutative thing that you learn will help modality movement wisdom is sought is the basically the last property of a believer that he would be always looking for. And you could learn hekima from all sources, from you know, human experience in general, from human experience in

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general. And then with this with this, that you're, you're examining our heritage,

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holding on to the measuring stick and the measuring stick is layers layers. At the top of this is the book of Allah subhanaw taala, the Book of Allah and the code, and then the commentary, the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and they are not at the same level. Although some people may want to put them at the same level, but they are not at the same level, the Book of Allah comes first, then the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam comes. Second, it's the commentary of the code. And the code is not like the commentary, the code is more well certainly no one argues about the book of a lobby and more virtuous, this is the indirect speech of Allah, as we're talking about

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truth value here, thought about the importance as approved value, the sun as a commentary, and not the details of this, I'm not going to get into the details now because it's, well, the distract us from what we're talking about, in terms of guidance, the code, the commentary, and then the application in the life of the Sahaba, Eduardo de la him, and then the application, the life of his setup, and then the application in the history of our own, in the history of our eight comes like this, you know, and the higher up you go, the more precise the the more distinct and clear the guidance becomes, the higher up you go. So, for the our, the heritage of our own is judged, you

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know, by the heritage of the righteous predecessors as celebrated one allele and their heritage is judged by the the, the example of the companions, the first generation, the very first generation, and they are judged by the way of the prophets also the tradition of the prophecies. And at the top of this pyramid, is the book of Allah subhanaw taala. The top of this pyramid is the book of Allah. So immersion in all of this immersion and all of this will allow you to be discerning and to approach the Sufi heritage critically and lovingly, critically and lovingly, and in this case, we would say that we will have to for or we will choose the Sufism of sobriety versus the Sufism of

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anti intoxication of Sahaba versus silk, the full Sufism of alertness and astuteness versus the Sufism of bewilderment, we will choose the Sufism and this is also Sufism, and this is this is that certainly expressed the varying degrees by variant seekers and more some of the seekers and some of the masters of the past were more compliant were and they were less getting their statements were less confusing. You know, people like to deny the people like model for the coffee and so on. The they were more compliant, their statements were clearer, they were less confusing

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than others, but even those who have some confusing statements, we will not basically abandon them. We will not disown them, we will continue to own them, we will continue to own their legacy MBD, sir, while being the serving while being the serving. And we will choose the soup visible Baka versus the Sufism old fanatic for instance, the food and Sufism of subsisting by Allah for Allah with allies we have always said versus the Sufism of vanishing

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Because of our hungry standing of the

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example, the best example you know the beacons of light are lighthouses, the Sahaba and you know, certainly on top of this is the example of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So, this immersion will help you handle inshallah, with sincere intentions, you will not be lost and you will not be confused and you will not be bewildered

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because go back to bewilderment

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at that.

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So, she then said that this guy has this bewilderment is three different levels. He said that an Ola Dasha to Merida and the sound that it had on

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the first level is the bewilderment of the marine. And we said that the shape divides the phases to a Marine, which is the marine is what

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the seeker and then Sadek is what the traveler the owner is already

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advanced in the journey, you know, made some progress in the journey, and the mohab is the lover and that is usually reserved is this usually for fella because in this particular book, not in all of his books, by the way, in this particular book, The chef makes it for the ultimate, you know, objective.

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So, he says a better hula dancer to meridia, and the solid highlight for me the first level is the bewilderment of the Merida upon the state overpowering his knowledge upon the state, which is his spiritual state, overpowering his knowledge. That's a confusing statement that is a problematic statement, because you know, then we would have to say, Did you know before you started before you this own that you say to yourself,

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this was the chief complaint by the Shara throughout his life, you go back and read you know the biography of it a moment how do we you find them to be perfectly compliant scholar was a Shara throughout his life.

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And then you go back and and trying to figure out in light of that, you go back and try to figure out this statement, what could he have meant? It is problematic, and it would have been better for it not to be problematic. We agree. We must agree. It is better not to make problematic statements unless you clarify them. But in light of our understanding of the sheiks heritage of the sheiks life and the chef's heritage, we will have to find a way to reconcile between this and a problematic statement. So, we we will say what at hand is the spiritual state knowledge is your knowledge of the puranam the sun, you know, hot out and hot ROM and so on and so forth? When can the hell overtake

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the knowledge? When can the hat overtake the knowledge? If they're both valid, one of them has to be corrupted, you know, when it take to conceive of a conflict between have the spiritual state and knowledge one of them has to be corrupted, because of this have is coming to you from Allah and this knowledge is the knowledge of the revelation that came down from Allah you know, a conflict is not conceivable, right.

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Right. So, one of them has to be corrupted in this case, in this case, you will have to you know, can the knowledge be corrupted, he has the knowledge can be corrupted, because it may be knowledge that you acquired for the wrong reason, here your motive in acquiring this knowledge may have been for the wrong reason, then it is not really giving you guidance, it is not it is not it is not then beneficial knowledge that gives the guidance

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or may have been below the collarbone sort of the taraba Masatoshi with an elevation alumnium and millennia the caliber whoever believes in Allah and that is true he man he and the Kabbalah guidance are so allow me to guide your heart at one point that the knowledge that you've acquired you may have not acquired it for the right reason, that the knowledge that you have acquired may be defective, that it may be incomplete. It may not be contextualized You know, it you may not have enough power. It's the highly power you know, you may not have the power to apply it. Go seek help from someone else, because you your limitations are hurting you. You may have acquired the right

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information, the knowledge itself

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The knowledge hasn't had already the knowledge is correct the information that were that was passed on to you is correct, but you may not have the capacity to apply it.

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in whichever reality that you live in, go seek help, your head will tell you go seek help

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from someone who knows better or from someone who knows more. So, the hand may be cached if in this case, the hi meme had made this close to you, that your knowledge may be corrupted for some reason, whether it is failure of intent or failure of judgment, failure of intent or failure of judgment, but your enemies corrupted, somehow facet somehow, and, but the knowledge that is from a loss of the knowledge of the revelation, the Qur'an, the sooner you know, the tradition of the prophet SAW Selim the examples, the clarifying examples of his companions should always be and that is the distinction that is the distinctive criterion between our man and our as a thought between the Sufism is

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compliant and the one that is not compliant. The criterion is that knowledge, the pure knowledge of the revelation should always govern any hand, your interior, your exterior, any of your oil should always be governed, governed by the correct valid

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knowledge of the Revelation the Quran and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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Okay, and then, then you may say,

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What if they had overcome if they had overcome the knowledge? One thing you could say that the person could be excused if it is truly so? If it is truly so?

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Just like we said, the moment they may have found like an excuse for abuse either. stormier mo louder, the man who we as it was, was a great seeker, you know, he was the one who said so Patti.

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Glory be to me, because he was in that state of Atlanta. So you find someone as compliant as the mayor I'ma holla fight week excuse for years even say maybe a state of soup. So spiritual intoxication that overwhelmed him. He would recognize that the Sahaba were always in a better state, because the they were not the they were established in their spiritual states. And they were never overwhelmed. their intellect was never overwhelmed. They are they were embarrassed state, but he recognizes that we as IID bezzie. A Boise the Sameera mala is a great scholar is a great seeker is a devoted worshipper of Allah subhanaw taala. So he finds excuse for him and says, May be he said this

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in a state of spiritual intoxication. And then he, you know, clarifies that when you are in a state of spiritual intoxication, you may say a few words, not at treaties, you don't try to treaties, in a state of spiritual intoxication, you may say a few words, and then when you wake up from that state you recount to them, you take them back here, you cancel them.

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But then you are excused if you are if your intellect has been overwhelmed by your body, your intense spiritual feelings. So

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here is

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one You are excused. The other one

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is when you're not at fault unnecessarily, or you're not at clear fault. What it is about priorities, when it hand in hand, leads you to you know, a priority that may be different. It's not about heroin, heroin here. There is no irreconcilable conflict here. But we're talking about prayer priorities here. seclusion, versus for instance, going to go into the congregation prayer, if you are in enjoying the state of seclusion or your state of togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala and you're trying to choose between going to the MA in the masjid or staying in your jamiyah with Allah subhanaw taala. You are together in this with Allah subhana wa Tada. And then you make

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whichever decision this this is choosing between priorities right? This is not about calahorra. Unless it's about Salatin, Java is a different story, or less about certain things. And if you believe some items of ours were there, which was a different story also. But if you believe like the majority of the sovereigns of ours was the hub, or gather, then then we're talking about priorities here. What do you prioritize here?

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Take the example of a mathematic for instance.

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And the magic is after him. So the mathematical yellow line who

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he did you know, it has been established that he was not he did he, you know, at least towards the end of his life at least for a couple of years. At the end of his life that he did not go outside of him somehow.

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And he preferred seclusion. Whether this is the avoid fitna because Mohammed, you know, sadnesses Acharya.

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Mohammed, Hassan Sahaba nurses, okay, he had already started a rebellion against the monsoon ready for Bessie? Or whether this was because of some health condition that he had, or whatever it was for. But have you ever found the medic is Rahim Allah? Hafiz?

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Have you ever found medic is trying to

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basically justify this by saying, you know, it was a good thing, you know, to not go out?

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Because, you know, his seclusion at home was superior.

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Couple of years is

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the Americans tried to just No, they did not. They did not. They did even medic himself tried to justify No, he did not. Did he refer the people to his head?

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No, actually, what is reported is that he may have referred the people to his office that he is told them that, you know, I have an answer, but

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I will not. You know, I don't need to discuss it. I don't need to discuss it. So, the vs had versus I know better? No, I have an excuse.

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And the medic is the lower half of the hammer home. They also they also did the same thing. So that is the difference here. You should never counter counter the established Shara established knowledge of the revelation by any hat. The most that we can say is your excuse. If

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the hell basically points you to a different priority

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or if it completely overwhelms your intellect, you may be excused if your intellect was completely overwhelmed, to the point of

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psychic or spiritual intoxication.

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So is that clear?

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You know, the Highland dine? Because that's that is extremely important. Then the sheikh said to

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Merida and the solid halala me what was the party the first level is the B will be well there are many of them worried upon this state spiritual state overpowering his knowledge, the ecstasy it was overpowering his tolerance and we were we just last time we talked about what ecstasy is the is the prevalent translation of words, but words that as we said that is wherever a find procurement or finding something it is the intense feelings that you find upon a certain sort of spiritual disclosure or experience that may cause ecstasy, but it may also cause grief or anxiety, intense feelings in general generically speaking, intense spiritual feelings because of a disclosure or a

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spiritual experience that is intense. So it could overpower his tolerance. When you have this work, the intense feelings, intense spiritual feelings overpower his tolerance has thought. At means here that you may like you may This is something unexpected, that looks purposeless or unexpected, you may scream you may

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jerk violently or something like this. It's not like you. We talked about this last time and we're not gonna repeat it. It's not like you're gonna invoke it or invited.

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But if it happens, then then you're excused.

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The way of the Sahaba is one of them that is praised by the Quran is the goosebumps, the shivering of the skin and then the relaxation of the heart and complete comfort and inner peace. So some, you know, physical manifestations of this intense spiritual feeling in the sense of goosebumps shivering of the skin, maybe a little bit of rocking a little bit of movement.

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But not the handedness that is for the Sahaba but not beyond this. Followed by you know, loners that are suddenly kita

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Chava haemophiliac shadowman who

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Through the interaction or bouncer method in judo moclobemide.

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So tuck shad remains the skin shiver of the remembrance of Allah subhanaw taala when they hear that as a patient of the word of Allah subhanaw taala that he had sent down through Medina Judo Maputo boom and then they their skins and their hearts relax, complete comfort, relaxation and inner peace.

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So, that is the word of the Sahaba if you if you want to say what these are the physical manifestations of the words that the Sahaba used to experience or the Alon whom also some has like you know, a little bit of rocking

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But if it overwhelms your tolerance that is not virtuous in and of itself, it does not have inherent virtue you do not invite it You do not invoke it, and certainly you do not pretend, certainly you do not pretend because if you pretended, you basically ruined all everything. You've gone back to square one. If you have been traveling for two years, you're going back to square one, once you have your data you do anything, pretentiously.

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Then he said what castriota hemmati. So subulata castriota he met he basically is the disclosure overpowering his drive hemma is the drive and him is the drive to reach a destination that is far away.

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So if the destination is brought close by this closure, then that could lead to food and that could lead to the hammer fading out your drive faded out. Basically you're seeking Allah subhanaw taala you're seeking the pleasure of Allah and then you like at this closer will bring your objective near closer, and that could lead you to have a tool to have sort of that weakness of the hammer. Back in the example of the Prophet Sal Sal and then his companions is that their diligence, their their spiritual vigor and their drive and never will they never wavered, never wavered never waver.

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Then the sheikh said with the Raja to Surya Dasha to Sally Kia and the solid Gemma rasmi was Saqqara Bhakti Shahada. He was the senior dancer the salic of the second level is the bewilderment of the traveler and in the solid upon solid Gemma asked me upon the union overpowering his identity

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honkala the union your your togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala your union with Allah Spano, tala, and that we've talked about this so many times before and we we don't mean by this Mormonism we don't we're not monistic who we are, we are not

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when other people are produced or had or any of that these are blasphemous concepts. Union is your togetherness with Allah subhanaw taala the conformity of your sort of will with his will subhana wa tada and you're together this will last Renata but that union you're here together and this with a lot could overpower your wrestling. Ross is whatever identity that Allah has given you, external and internal,

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your person, your self identity, your self identity can dissolve.

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You know, we're talking about suppressing your ego when and I like I said before you do not it. It is not meant for you to crush your ego to the point of annihilation. It's meant for you to suppress your ego so that does not distract you from the pleasure of a lie it does not compete with the pleasure of aligning your heart It does not cause you to be envious or aggressive towards people or too competitive, and so on. But sometimes you're together and this was the last 100 Tada your devotion to Allah can make can can overwhelm your self identity that you may forget about your self identity eras, your your

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even your S sometimes because there is no rational there is no as there is no identity if there is no self identity, there is no name.

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And then the CX

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Jama holla rasmi was Saqqara bhakti. The antecedents overpowering his time

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the emphasis

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Allah subhanaw taala overpowering inside. So whenever you think of the antecedents of Allah subhanaw taala, your time vanishes. Because it you're comparing it to infinity. You're comparing it to infinity. So whenever time, you know,

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well, any span of time, what completely vanished once you compare it to infinity? That's even mathematically correct, isn't it? You know anything divided by infinity equals zero. So that's this concept here. What a Moshe II The beholding of Allah subhanaw taala of the Divine overpowering his soul, you know, his soul may not tolerate the holding of the Divine and as we said before, true complete Shahada will happen when, in the hereafter that completes my Shahada will only happen in the hereafter. Here in this life, you are vain divine, you know, your iniquities, your faults, your flaws, which you will never be able to completely transcend in this life. You're also veiled by or

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impeded by the substance, the material substance of the seed or the soil and the water.

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And then the chick said, what data to salita that shattered my head and the solid the solid filaria was solid noodle core bar and or a lot was our let's see, shall piano Allah Shelton Hubbard? The third level is the bewilderment of the lover upon the communion overpowering the grants. So your communion, the facade your connection with Allah subhanaw taala will obscure years you know, the grants the gifts of Allah that you're not seeing the gifts because you're seeing the giver?

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you're unable to see the gifts because you are you see the giver

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clean. Okay? And then what's our northern quarter bar and what a lot so the light of neon is overpowering. The light of kindness, similar to the one before the light of nearness to Allah overcomes, overpowers the light of kindness, his kindness towards you was our childhood a an Allah shall cover the yearning of eyewitness overpowering the yearning, that's a result of hearing reports.

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So the yearning that you have for Allah subhanaw taala, from hearing reports from hearing the app and the Hadith and the reports about the last one or the other, about his mother's The beauty about this rewards and so on this yearning that develops from this, once you experience phase, once the experience phase, the yearning that results from that experience, would overcome the yearning that had resulted from the knowledge that you have amassed or that you have acquired. So high witness here means the eye the eyes of the heart, you know, you experience the divine with the eyes of your heart. And to some extent, the you know, the the the that's the concept of natural belief versus

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evidentialist belief

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or the sort of the

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experiential belief versus belief acquired through conviction.

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Yes, I had many Akina in the opinion and happily happy.

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So he's talking here about to heighten the

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certainty of eyewitness. So the yearning of eyewitness overpowering the yearning that is a result of hearing reports. And

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this reminds us of the importance of the importance of good deeds, you know, for for your face to grow, for your face to develop. You may learn more, learn more, learn more and more, and your face may improve upon

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learning more about Allah subhanaw taala your face will develop.

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But not like when you start to practice what you've learned. And when you start to act on what you have learned.

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To do more and to get closer to Allah subhanaw taala through good deeds. Action is important. Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.

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That's Marcus Aurelius.

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But the idea here is Walker Umberto fissara, la manakamana, sudo, nano, etc. Do

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you want to do container quantum tomorrow work because the face that will develop from your experience

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is unrivaled.

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