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Manāzil as-Sa’irīn #78 – Chapter on Clarity
Channel: Hatem al-Haj
Series: Hatem al-Haj - Station of the Wayfarers
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In order to proceed, inshallah today we'll talk about the station of a Safar or the station of clarity on clarity and this is Station Number 73
of the 100 stations have
Stations of the wayfarers by an amendment Halloween who died in the year 481 after hedra
and then the second session on fact we will talk about the we will continue the book of bequests and inshallah finish it
so next time inshallah we'll start the book of inheritance
lot of we have a lotta said here and the station number 73
you know, the station of the sofa, or Bible sofa chapter on clarity,
which could also be translated as purity, clarity or purity. He said, Allah azza wa jal, Lord Almighty said,
when mandanna laminar mustafina
inhumane Donna laminar mustafina er and Sora sobre la says, and indeed they are the prophets and messengers that were mentioned.
They are to us among the chosen and outstanding they are to us among the chosen chosen an outstanding
means, that comes from five
it comes for it to be the best. And Mustafa is
basically in the negative voice from stuffer which means chose,
it comes from the same root as far that's why the chef mentioned that this particular area because you know, those who were most tougher you know, monster monster fighting is the plural of Mustafa Mustafa is the negative voice from estafa, which means chose.
So if you choose someone, he is your most tougher. If you choose someone, that person is your Mostafa, your chosen one. And they were they are the most refined, they are the chosen ones,
because they were purified.
That is why it comes from the same route as far which is clarity or purity, they are the were chosen, after they were purified, purified they were clear off or purified from what what attachments other than Allah subhana wa tada and all desires other than him. So once they were clarified, clear and purified from all attachments to other than a law, then they were now candidates to be you know, a laws and only a laws. So that's why they were fine, they were chosen to be his
not anyone else's or not anything else. So, eventually that is what this is for
is for the list if you want to achieve that clarity, so that you could be chosen among the chosen ones, to be has to be cleared of all attachments other than your attachment to him to be purified from all ones other than your want of him or your pursuit of him. Tyler
then as you said as follows Manuel barra de mercado
de la la la sala de de Raja Safar is a name for clearance of any impurities is one that Bharati may not gather it is a name for clearance of any impurities.
Well, if you have a particular one, in this respect, it refers to the cessation of variability how on earth as it is three levels so it's more than beratan other impurities would be what all attachments to other than Allah old ones are gonna love. Your attachments the other that Allah when holds you back your
your wants, your desires, whether they are Carnival fleshy, sort of desires or other forms of desires, desire, leadership, desire and celebrity the desire and praise
People's praise, desire and
in addition to the carnal desires that are known, you know, food and sex and all of those desires, but all of those desires will corrupt your intention, your aspiration, your drive,
your drive your intention, your aspiration. And unless this aspiration is for him, and your drive is for him, it is corrupted.
So these are the impurities. So, so far, when you establish you only have this clarity, it means that you have purified your heart, your want your aspiration, your wants and aspirations from all impurities, and you cut off all the attachments, and you blocked off all the distractions. And now your heart is a clear vessel with a shining lamp.
And then he says, Well, what if you have a Bab saputara one in this respect, his word refers to the cessation of variability in support is ending terminations, cessation of television, which is variability, and we said before that I was the opposite of the Mexican American establishment, when you're established in your spiritual state,
and television is variability, and that variability as we indicated before,
when it when it leads to Tafara, when it leads to dispersion and distraction and sort of not being all together, holy, for you know, Allah subhanaw taala, seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala, then it is certainly not praiseworthy. But when Allah on the variability, the change of your state is because of your conformity to the commands of Allah that is commendable. So when you have to attend to your guests, when you have to take care of your family, when you have to pray, you know, leave your thing, where
because of something emergent because of a neighbor who needs help, because of the idle Jihad because of anything, you have to leave your world you have to leave your Hydra your presence with Allah subhanaw taala
that God is all commendable that is sometimes required, when you have to when the time for prayer and you
you are in a good state, you have a good inner state a good hand, in your music, you have to stand up you have to be you have to just stand up and
face the camera and make your prayer that is a requirement here.
So that the variability here could be a requirement could be part of
the in particularly when it relates to food. But we said that this is not that alone that is dimmable that I want that to scan dimmable the variability that is can dimmable is the variability of Interstate in the sense of being distracted from Allah subhanaw taala or
distracted by your other ones and other desires and so on. And like we said before, like a piece of Mosaic, the piece of the mosaic if it if it has different colors and different pieces, but if the theme is one, then the it is it is one hole, and you could always be intimate cone despite your color or despite the variability of your conditions despite your variable occupations and variable volitions you could continue to be in a state of togetherness with a loss pinata an incident of establishment and your spiritual ranking or your spiritual station. Because your life you know is all for Allah subhanaw taala you're always in a state of mindfulness of Allah subhanaw taala in your
various are variable occupations. Okay, so with that alone that we want to do we want to terminate here so that we can establish this clarity and establish this purity is that allow one that is can dimmable it is the variability that is can dimmable, which means you're being distracted from Allah subhanaw taala, being less mindful of Allah subhanaw taala
during your variable occupations, so this is three the different degrees that she accept without authority. It is of three levels and, like usually the CFO will start by supply the elements and talk about supply and hat and then talk about it.
So he will talk first about the clarity of knowledge which is required
I mean, this is the foundation, you know, you cannot pursue the pleasure of Allah with other than what Allah told you is pleasing to Him. And that is why you have to learn you have to acquire this knowledge of Allah about Allah, about his pleasures about you know, his commands and prohibitions and so on. So that you could get yourself set out on the path to Allah subhanaw taala knowledge is the foundation, you know, and
I said that, that this, this path of ours is based on and kidnapped Watson is based on the Quran and the Sunnah, so that the path of the
basically righteous masters of the path, the path of the guided masters of the past
is based on if Khattab was on the ground. So now based on this knowledge, that's why it's the foundation. That's why the shift starts by it. And then when he moves on to unhide, he's not leaving, he's not like I said before, you're never leaving the first degree to move on to the second, you are basically rising to the second while be instant stablished and the first these are these are not, you know different degrees where you have to move from one to the other they overlap.
But as we said before, the clear knowledge or the pure knowledge or the good knowledge is not necessarily certainly it calls for the good hand, but it is not necessarily an indication that you have a good heart.
So the CFO first talk about clarity of knowledge, then we will talk about the clarity of harm the your inner state, and then he will talk about the clarity of which is self regulation. He says that Roger Weidman the first level is the clarity of knowledge, and he says it you have the Buddhist theory, when your boss Cyril Riot did when you saw him at all.
You have the Buddhists look at 30 refines one for the journey. Because you know this journey, you know you need guidance to the path and guidance on the path right. You need guidance to the path
which is guidance the Islam and recognition of the hate and recognition of the final message messenger and message and so on. And then guidance on the path the guidance in Islam while being a Muslim, you still need guidance, you need diamonds to the path guidance on the path. You have the ability to look at a country finds for the journey. It's a long journey and that long journey requires pure knowledge. That long journey requires pure knowledge. So you need to arm yourself with pure knowledge for the long journey. Well, what Cyril Gaya did and it reveals the objective of striving he was zero waiata did, it reveals the objective of striving striving than the ultimate
objective of striving is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala Yes, we also wish for the reward of Allah subhanaw taala and the bounties and favors of Allah subhanaw taala in the hereafter in general. But the ultimate reward is the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala if you are invited to the
basically if you were invited by a generous King
would you know the dinner be or Muslim portant sort of like you know, pursuit here or objective. You're invited to the sort of the greatest dinner ever by the most generous game giver.
With your presence with a cane be more important to you than the dinner or dinner be more for some people, it may be dinner, but you know but
but but that's that's the concept here.
You'll be thinking of how you know you will enjoy the company of that generous and benevolent came again, and so on the pleasure and then you know, it's forever You will be friends with that King. Wouldn't that be much greater than the than the dinner itself?
Okay, so well what sort of either
metal concert corrects the aspiration of the seeker protects the aspiration of the seeker where the aspiration of the seeker
as a human liner is Allah said, that era that which is that which is the right era, that the right will
is no hudl talebi fetullah but happiness of haddow nomoto khalaby vitalant happiness of Hana who is the hearts rising in pursuit of the true one, Exalted as he
So it is the hearts rising, it's when your heart rises in pursuit of the true one Exalted is He. So that is correcting the aspiration of the seeker. Now, this is the highlight, and this is purity of knowledge, clarity of knowledge. And certainly what what we need is to establish the fidelity, to have an element that is pure animate, that is clear I am the knowledge. And the word knowledge itself is huge, you know, it is it is not basic, it's not that simple. And having pure knowledge is not that simple. But having pure knowledge is very essential, particularly to people like you growing up in struggling to different value systems and
which, which makes it difficult and then surrounded by multitudes of ideologies and,
you know, different ways have different perspectives. And then you may have had some exposure, going to college, also to philosophy and the different sort of
ways of thinking.
How do you establish purity of knowledge? How do you establish clarity of knowledge? And how do you establish knowledge that is free of biases, the personal biases, social biases, you know, environmental biases,
etc, surrounds you from all directions, you're, you're being exposed all the time, you're reading articles, in newspapers, you're watching this, you're watching that, and you're also getting a lot of input from your friends on social media, you're reading their posts all the time, and most of your friends are probably not experts in any of the fields that they talk about.
And that, that is, that's just a lot of noise. You know, that is just
to be very, very overwhelming, very confounding, because you're not alert all the time, you're not, you know, you don't have your guards up all the time. And you're allowing yourself to you're, you're allowing your intellect to be saved by all of these
all of this input all of this data that is that is coming in. So purity and clarity of knowledge becomes very difficult for
for most of us,
you know, but you want to clear your knowledge of
doubts, you want to clear your knowledge of myths, you want to clear your knowledge of biases.
In other words, you know, you want to establish proper epistemology here for yourself.
Masada teleki, where do you get your knowledge from? How do you know that what you know, is actually real.
and that is extremely hard. Well,
we're not going to talk about this, because we talked about it in this nation of I hadn't already about epistemology in this nation of Adam already, which is, like a few remarks here.
One of the things that you need to be that needs to be clear to you is that
when it comes to science, and when it comes to sort of scientific discoveries, and science, and, you know, the American way seems to be the most appropriate way to acquiring you know, knowledge of science, knowledge about this universe, the empirical way seems to be basically observation, and, you know,
inductive, sort of logic and observation and
and that that seems to be the proper way here. But it's not the proper way in metaphysics and ethics and things of that nature, certainly in metaphysics, no. And certainly, this is not the way to metaphysics because what when we talk about metaphysics, we're talking about the unseen, we're talking about that which is beyond the sea, the universe that can be observed, what it is, so it is not it cannot be established through empiricism, and it is not falsifiable to begin with, to be, you know, within the realm of science.
You know, so we will talk about the engineer, when we talk about God, certainly, and we talk about the ancients, we'll talk about the hereafter we will tie all of this belongs to the realm of the unseen not falsifiable, not subject to science, you know, because it's not falsifiable, and it's certainly not empirically proven or disproven
cannot be empirically proven or disproven. Therefore,
empiricism is not the way here to that type of knowledge about metaphysics, or about the unseen about an AI. But what about ethics, which is somewhere in the middle here, between metaphysics and
order, and the universe and so in science, what about ethics?
Well, you know, even even the within Muslims people disagreed over you know, ethics and whether there is sort of recorder that's outside of what is your mental reflections or more reflections.
Recall correlates in the outside world, whether there is objective difference between virtual and vice objective difference between virtual advice and this is not limited to Muslims. By the way, the philosophers they disagree over this, some philosophers are moral subjectivist some philosophers are more realist, you have Thomas Hobbes and David Hume, for instance, as moral subjectivist and you have content as a moral realist, and the Scottish realist as well.
So, people disagreed over this is their objective difference. So for instance, Charlie's
preserver those who are alive,
they said that there is no difference between there is no objective difference between verse verse one vice, and we don't have the ability, there is no tax even be happening for them either. Because there is no objective difference to begin with, between virtual and vice versa is what our last Karnataka deemed to be virtuous advice, what Allah deemed to be, you know, evil,
you have the athlete saying that there is an objective difference, but we have a limited ability, limited capacity to discover, you know, what is virtuous
and what is evil. So, the,
so, for every one, you have limited a limited capacity, even for the athletes who say that there is an objective difference between good and evil between virtual advice, but because we have biases and we have limited understanding, limited capacity, limited intellect, we are dependent on the value we are dependent on the revelation for a complete and perfect recognition of the difference between virtual why advice and basically establishment of that, which is good and that which is even and discerning between that which is good and that which is evil. Therefore, you know, and and, you know, I am, you know, I have an
inclination, I tend to believe that there is a difference between an objective difference between virtue and vice, but we have limited capacity as human beings and we have biases, and therefore, we are dependent on the worker for the proper perfect realization of good and evil.
So, not only in metaphysics, but also in the area of ethics You are so here is like basically the NOAA or the seat for epistemology that we can hold on to you know, which you know, you know, what works where, you know, the in when it comes to the universe comes to the sciences prophet SAW saddam saddam out of the Medina come you know better about the appearance of your adonia. When it comes to metaphysics, this is completely closed before our show of rational thinking when it comes to ethics. It's it's a little bit of mixture, it's a little bit of you know, hybrid here, there is some room here for rationalization. And we have been endowed with the capacity to discern between right and
evil, but it is somewhat limited capacity and it needs to be refined by the law. So it is still dependent on the law, he is still dependent on the revelation.
Okay, so in your pursuit of acquiring pure knowledge in your pursuit of acquiring pure knowledge, you have to develop the right epistemology. And you have to also inventory your your convictions or your already established convictions because when you have different categories in your mind, you can think outside of those categories. And if you have already developed some that are wrong, then you're you're you are in trouble. If you have categories, because every all the precepts and all of the new concepts that you would examine we'll have to fit into the more that you have already developed. And if the more the categories of thoughts that are in your mind are already corrupted,
they're already mistaken.
Then everything that is coming in is and is being fit into this mold or put into this mold is being corrupted even if it is pure and correct you know precept
then it is getting corrupted by by our minds you need to inventory are your thoughts sometimes every once in a while, you just need to go you know, to hold on to what is the opinion what is certain and to inventory everything else that is possible doubtful contingent, you know,
try to figure out what what is really real
inside, because that is what matters the most what is real inside and what is real. And the certainly the difference between that which certain and that which is not, it is an ongoing effort, you need to be purifying your and your knowledge on an ongoing basis. And it is really not easy, but it requires him It requires drive and you know, azeema willpower to be able to do that.
those categories of thought that you have inside, you need to check them out and see if they are right or wrong, because when you hear even when you read the Quran, you have your own lens, you know, again, when we're talking about those categories of thought inside your brain, it's like your lens, can you imagine, it is very possible that the lens in your eye is
is basically distorted. And it has given you wrong information. We said that last time, right? So it is possible that afternoon, I'm you know, I think that he is slim, it is probably he may be fat.
I don't know maybe the lane my lens is, is basically mistaken as faulty, flawed.
And that that is that applies to the categories of thought. So the lens in terms of the visual precept categories of thought in terms of concepts, and then your categories of thought inside your brain, the more that you have to fit everything inside. They may be they may be flogged, hands. And you're every time you're reading the Koran, you're trying to fit the your understanding of the verses with 18 year old categories. Some people you know, and
like a good brother of mine, he wanted me to review a book about environment environmentalism. And I have not read the book yet. But my fear is that because he has this passion for environmental environmentalism, or for the environment, you know, is this green passion. My fear is that I would have to disagree with a love has his conclusions and a lot of his basically, his understanding Ghana, I don't know if I will disagree or not. But you know, I am just bracing for this because I don't want to disappoint him. But at the same time, when some people have passion for one thing, you know, some people have passion for social justice, and people have passion for the environment. Some
people have passion for, you know, sisters have passion for failure, like the their own, sort of the sisters rights.
Or brothers have the passion for their own thing. What do you have the then you your breathing of the water, you your understanding will be affected by this passion. And this passion will be like distorted categories inside your brain, everything that is coming in.
And you're completely, you're completely innocent. Like you're not really intentionally misinterpreting anything, you're very innocent. It's just that you have established your thought categories, without the word informing them for you. So now you are listening to the app and the hobbies, you're reading the app and the hobbies and you're trying to fit the app and the hobbies within those steel concrete sort of
covered or molds. And that will have to bend to them. And you have to basically manipulate them so that they can fit. And then you make use of them and then basically you say this hobbies and hobbies and so on and you're completely
confident that your understanding is proper, because really like you were very sort of you were very moderate or you felt that you were very moderate. You felt that you're very sincere and unbiased in
Your reading of this, that's, that's important. So, it is not only that the data should be should be purified
those categories of thought the mole that is inside should also be reviewed so that you could
process the data in a way that is, that is correct.
what else do they want to say here, when it comes to purifying your knowledge, here purifying your knowledge, then, in this process and this process, you'd also have to sort out
because when you're when, like I said, there's so much noise around you, and you have to figure out also the different degrees of estimated probability, the different degrees of estimated estimated probability. And when we say and as
you know, in,
in our sort of also, we say that there are four different degrees of estimated probability, there is a European oven shack and warm up oven snack at
the opinion is certainty. What is the oven is basically propensity, the higher likelihood the higher probability, would you say something is probable? So, the first one is certain that is the appeal. Second one is probable. Third one is what? Check, doubtful, that is basically even chances. And the fourth one is conjecture. One that is basically improbable. And you may say the fifth one is negative certainty, is when you're certain.
When you when you say, certainly not. So, the first one is 100%. That's positive certainty. So when you say that this is true, 100% of that is called certainty. When a van is basically somewhere between 51% and 99%, let's call this 150 1% 99%, as probable, probable 50% is a tie that's called even chances in terms of degree of estimated probability, we call this check, that is one of the two sides are exactly equal.
That is called shock or doubt. And then when you have one, Wham is between 1% and 49%. That is called one. And certainly we can make that classification sort of 70 years and so on, but we just for simplicity, we just keep it like this. And then you have the 0%, which is also certainty, but there's that certainty in the negative, not the affirmative.
one of the things that are very important for us in terms of, you know, in terms of purifying our knowledge, and developing the right epistemology, and acquiring the proper data, for the proper sort of field of examination, or the you know, field of study,
is one of the things that that are important also, is to be discerning here, when it comes to the difference between yuppie van Shaq and one that we what is certain what's probable, what is doubtful, even chances, and what's improbable. Unless you are able to discern between them, the A you will be, there will be so much confusion for you, basically, and that's confusing when would cause your crisis crises.
Because you when you know when something is when you're so passionate about what something that you thought is yfp that you thought is certain and many of us cover that it is not the case, then your whole
basically, faith will be shaken, because you thought something was certain. And then you later figure it out or discovered that it was not, then everything that we certain will be subject to doubt. And that is really, really dangerous. And that is what makes people basically move from right to left from the far right, the far left and have those sort of severe reactions.
When they discover that one thing or a few things were wrong about what they thought or what they believe. Then they develop a severe reaction because they have a crisis. They have an opinion.
theological crisis resulting in an epistemological vacuum. Now, everything for them is subject to discussion and falsification. But when you realize the difference between what is the rpd and what is not yekini and I'm not telling you act only on that, which is the key, you take, sort of shelter, refuge, find safety, find your rock, your your your solid ground and your clean, you know, because shack is like moving sands, but find your solid ground and yucky act upon flooding, which is what is probable and watch what is improbable because it may turn out to be right and may turn out to be correct.
Yet you will you'll just have certainty like when it comes to to Islam, for instance, certainty is that allies one you know, He sent His messenger with the core an operand is the final message. The thought is for rockers comras Hara, Allah for a bit backbiting and slandering and you know, injustice.
These are called White certainties. So you you that is your solid ground. And anytime you feel a little bit unstable, you feel a little bit shaky, and go back to your solid ground, find refuge in the solid ground. And watch carefully, you know, people disagree all the time around your, because that's part of where the confusion is coming from. Those are called this and those are called that and that they disagree over. People are disagreeing over everything.
When when they do, and you just feel overwhelmed, you know, find shelter and certainty. And then examine metadata and examine, you know, people statements and people opinions, and there is no hurry here, you should not feel under pressure. Basically, maintain your skepticism and that is fine. skepticism is fine. where it belongs, skepticism is fine where it belongs. So maintain your skepticism, outside of that area of certainty via that shelter, you know,
But when you're standing on solid ground, and you're examining everything else, before you proceed, before we act on things, you're examining things without pressure, without pressure, I am I am here I retreated to my like,
zone, a comfortable zone here I am in this area of certainty. You know, a lot of sense of the prophet SAW Selim with the Quran and so on. So I'm comfortable in my area of certainty and let me carefully have without pressure examine what those what all of those people around me are say. And that certainly will will be very helpful for us on the way to a loss pinata. So, I thought somebody up
find find your refuge any opinion and act upon one and watch you know,
that which is doubtful and dharmapuri bouquet lamella every believer that which causes you to doubt that which does not cause you to doubt as the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said so purity of knowledge that's the first degree second degree that you accept what data to study as far ahead. The second level is the clarity of head or the inner state by which
you shall have to be each tactic or you shall have to be copied,
will opposite will be we the second wave Appleby Hello at alamanda owns a vehicle, you shall be shall
be allowed to monitor the vehicle, you shall have to be enjoyed.
the fruition of realization is witnessed when that will be held out by which the fruition of realization is witnessed, without will be allowed to measure the sweetness of intimate the longest tasted, we encounter the world The world is forgotten. So, when you establish that purity of the inner state and as we said the inner state knowledge and have an element had are not mutually exclusive. They are what if they are anything they are symbiotic synergistic, they are not mutually exclusive either, as we said because you could have good ammo but not good had and
to a lesser extent you could have good hand but not good at hand. But they are the RSS symbiotic in relationship but he's talking about now. You've acted upon this knowledge and because you sincerely acted upon this knowledge seeking the pleasure of
Allah tala, now we get to taste the fruits of your acted upon this knowledge and then now we get to have a good Interstate, your had your interstate is now good and you're getting those worry that you are those spiritual imports this the sweetness of faith, that confidence you know that you know self esteem that the man is the not the proud arrogance of theme but that sort of self esteem that is that is based in your Eman And all of these good things that will result from sincerely acting on your good pure knowledge. Now, the fruition
you will have this good inner state by which the fruition of realization is witnessed, realization is called eat and sleep in this particular respect and this particular field or discipline means what packet comes from happy and happy is the truth. That is the is basically a sad and happy topic. It is the fruition of happiness in the heart. It is the consequences of realization of the truth by the heart when your heart realizes the truth. Now your heart will have the fruits of that realization will start to experience the fruits of that realization, the fruits of that realization or the fruition of that realization in the heart is called that P
now the fruition of realization is witnessed show I had a toughy well that will be
the sweetness of intimate dialogue is tasted the sweetness, your intimate dialogue with Allah subhanaw taala will not be corrupted. You're all you're you have this ongoing dialogue with a last minute Allah all the time. Even when you are not in a state of verbal victory or a State of Decay by the heart, you're always mindful of Allah subhanaw taala as if you are in a state of flow between your inner self and Allah subhanaw taala all the time, even when you're drinking, even when you're attending to your family, business, etc. You are in that Mirage with a Lost Planet, Allah Your heart is always in that intimate dialogue and then the sweetness of this is tasted and wounds are being
encountered. The world is forgotten, because when you have you know the shoe, the last pinata Allah, when you're beholding you know, your your Lord with your heart with the eyes of your heart, then that beholding going certainly
not allow you to behold anything else.
While this is taking place, and we talked about the moderate understanding of this
before several times, we may not need to repeat it.
But how do you purify your head, the purification of how like the purification event is an active pursuit is our ongoing active pursuit, then it is a lot of work, it is a lot of work. Keep in mind that the hearts are called hearts and the court they're called quite a bit Arabic because of the catalog because they flip your heart kind of becomes a frog comes from a catalog and the catalog means flipping, because your heart is flipping all the time. And that is why it is it is it is called Cloud where at least that is why our Messiah taught taught us that the book is called called.
Or our Messiah basically posited that part of his go, who knows, you know, who called it, you know, by the way, but anyway, but that is that is one way to look at it. And that is not 3d unrealistic.
That the quote probably because of Carlo because it flips all the time. That's not an unrealistic understanding of the sort of etymology of the word.
Now your cannibals, always motorcar live was always in a state of, you know, flux and changes and variability.
How do you how do you watch your heart and how do you make sure that your higher energy state remains pure? That's that's very hard. I'll give you a parable to the preference of those of them gave to the heart. It was reported by Bharani from herbicidal radiolarian, who although the traceable one is somewhat questionable, but the one that is that goes all the way up to Hosea is authentic and his life his report cannot be made up by his life. So we could say that it is it is like traceable to the prophet SAW Selim because they can't make this up. So he likely heard it from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam anyway, so the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, you know I put over our
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a heart that is polished you could say a heart of experiments or you could say a heart that is pure because other form from the javelin.
It is basically from the best thing all of your interests other than your wanderlust pinata and your pursuit of Allah subhanaw taala The first thing of the other interest, so called 100 kilometer journey the heart that is polish the heart that is pure the fees that are joining us here as a radiant plan. It has this heart that is like a pure vessel has a radiant plan.
So not only clarity, but also light. So clarity and light has a radiant lamp and the lamp in it is the face of the believer that's the heart of the believer and the lamp in it is his faith. And that's the heart of the believer fanatical Caliban woman was Raja aficionado, and the lamp Bennett is the face of the light of face of the believer were born. The second one was what caliburn avillez The Heart Heart seemed hard to see.
And that is the heart of the catheter and some reports more butanol or Gaddafi in the sea this time, you know it is is completely sealed, perfectly sealed. That is the heart of the capital. That's the heart of the disbeliever he obstructed. You know the capital comes from Kapha. Kapha means saccharide means covered. He covered his intellect so that he
is unable to see the truth as true. So that is the heart of the unbeliever. And then he said we're kind of born
unchoose and harder that is turned upside down hard turn upside down. This was empty. If I had a chance to finish my coffee, I would have shown you.
part of that is turned upside down. It was full Ferris they've had something has some good in it in first. But then it was turned upside down. That's the heart of the moon Africa, Professor Moncure he realized he had knowledge first. And then he denied it. And then he rejected so it became upside down. He lost what he had. And now there is no way for it to have any good because it's turned upside down. It's like a cup that is turned upside down.
Upside of Miami and he had sight and then he lost. And then he said and this is what this is what we want to pay attention to. Because this is our heart Now you know the heart our hearts coming, coming up.
And then we're heart and then he said wakaba moussaka, and a heart that is musclepharm. So fat comes from sort of like, you know,
like a, like a sheet.
The you know, but in this particular regard, the prophets are going to explain this to mean a heart that is confounded, bewildered, mixed up, art that's mixed up. He said, The Moto met that and, you know, it is, you know, he has two different elements that are fighting for it. Two different elements that are fighting to dominate over this heart matter to Emmanuel Matthew 25, an element of faith and an element of hypocrisy. They're fighting over this heart. But methadone Imani fee, the parable of Eman And this heart is like a buckler herb, or presentation herb, you know, that is being supplied by pure water.
We do have my own pie that is being supplied by pure water method on the faculty and the parable of backers in this heart is like an ulcer. And also that is being supplied by pus and blood that has been supplied by person blood. And I want you to imagine that your heart is like this stream of water. It's like this river or stream of water and that that is receiving that that is receiving basically
water from two different tributaries
to two different tributaries and you're standing at the junction between that stream that river and the two tributaries, and the two tributaries, one tributary
Bringing in pure water. One tributary is bringing in toxic waste. One tributary is bringing in pure water. One tributary is bringing in toxic waste. And you are at this junction, imagine yourself at this junction, you're standing there while you're trying to do, you're trying to widen the stream of fuel water as much as you can to bring in more, because that will determine the clarity of the water in that stream and your heart in that river. And your lifeline. That's your lifeline. That's your, that's your spiritual lifeline. So
you're trying to block off the tributary that is bringing it into toxic waste. And you're trying to widen the stream that is bringing it into pure water. This is basically an gone an ongoing effort all the time. 24 seven, you're doing this, you should actually be doing this when I'm talking to while I'm talking to you, you should be doing this while you're listening. You should be continuing to purify your heart from malice and rancor and hatred and envy and, you know, competitiveness and pursuits. suboptimal pursuits you should be constantly working on your heart to purify it, and you should be working also to improve it the good the good qualities that we may have. So that's, that
is certified high. That's the purity of habit. That's the effort that we need to invest to maintain the purity of knowledge and the purity of hair. And quickly, we'll talk about Safar and Farah, which was basically a facade your connection with the last Tada. Now this is the layer of self-annihilation and as I explained so many times before, but it is worth repeating. We're not talking about self annihilation in the sense of hedonic hard in the sense of the union with the divine with that the essence of the Divine, or the divine indwelling. In his creation.
We are, we were talking about the suddenly finale, the finale of that, which is your word conforming to his word without you were completely vanishing, because it will not vanish as long as you are at the front end, but it conforms to the point as if it vanished, as if it vanished. And we're talking about China issue, which is your inner beholding of Allah subhanaw taala will make you forget about the world. That's what he said in the previous one, the last point and the previous one, forget about the world not behold the world because you're beholding the Creator of all things. So I've done a 33rd facade so far. The third level is the clarity of connection, that is your facade with
Allah subhanaw taala, which
when you develop this clarity of connection
with Allah subhanaw taala, and then all the ties, all the attachments are caught off and you're unable to see anything now around you because you're beholding your Lord, Your presence with your togetherness with the Lord will basically block off all distractions. And that's the sort of as as as far as religion gets and your witness completely in conformity with his well the only desire was that which he desire had
to be until his desires are in conformity with that which I brought forth.
This, this type of Farah or this type of relation, or the clarity that comes with self annihilation, you raise your hand.
If you happen to be at subordinates, the interest of servitude to the right of large subordinates, the interest of servitude to the right of lordship, the interest of servitude to the right of large appear not concerned about your interest, you're concerned about fulfilling his rights. You're not concerned about compensation, you're concerned about showing enough gratitude. Because you know that whatever it is that you do in this world is not enough to show gratefulness and gratitude to your Lord. And whatever it is that you have done in this life you have along the way you live 70 years, you are going to be good for 70 years. Okay? Are you okay with getting out of Paradise after 70
years in paradise? Would you be okay with that?
Would that be a good compensation? It is a good compensation. But, but would you want more? Yes, it is. It's not just a good compensation, you're actually given a lot more. I mean, 70 years in paradise for 70 years of, you know, showing gratefulness here in this life and being pious and being upright in this life. You know, that that's actually great. That's excellent in terms of compensation in terms of
You know, the fair compensation, is that fair compensation? Let me say it's fair compensation, would that would you want that? No, we would not. You know, so. So whatever it is that you do is really not enough for the reward of a loss pinata. But ultimately, ultimately, when it comes to supplying finance, it is not even about reward, whatever it is that you do is not sufficient to earn the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and that is greater than
eternity in parallel. Okay, so that's the first thing subordinated the interest of the servitude to the right of lordship. So when you're thinking you're not thinking about your interest, you're not thinking about your compensation you're trying as much as you can to show gratefulness, you know, your your, within your deficient capacity to show gratefulness to your most gracious Lord. Then while you're recording Hi, Adam kabar Phoebe data Yeah.
It's submergence the endings of face through hearing to cover endings of reports when it means endings of it submerges the endings of faith through hearing hearing reports. So because there is there are two different types of phase phase through hearing the reports you believe and habitus saw that you believe in the reports of the truthful one, you believe the reports of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam right that is an hieratic Hubbard, the prophet SAW them told you about agenda not told you about the Sahaba told you about the Surat told you about you know the scriptures that your scrolls that you will receive on the Day of Judgment told you about the bridge, told you about the
how the basin or the fountain told you about these things. Now.
You believe in all of this, this is called the cover he saw the face through hearing. And then you heard when he had to cover
it submerges the endings face through hearing the reports under the beginnings of faith through eye witnessing, eye witness anger, this is not I witnessing in terms of the eyes of your head, the eyes of your heart, you will, you will be worshipping Allah as if you see him, you will be as as if you are beholding the people in the jungle. And the people in our and you're beholding as Sarah, they are in front of your eyes with the eyes of your heart. So that's a level of Eman that is certainly not comparable to the previous level of a man, which is listening and believing the report of the truthful one.
And then the final one where we
take a leaf finalizer makes the loneliness of the burdens of the injunctions vanish into pre eternity makes the loneliness of the burdens of the injunctions have entered into pre attorneys, the NFA or even the Vantage static in one day, inshallah will be translated only English and you'll be able to read it.
But if you read modality sarakiniko find how uncomfortable he was with this particular expression. Because it is uncomfortably ambiguous. Christopher Lee take it carry fear the burdens of the commands and prohibitions they have sort of, if you're literal, and you're reading it would mean that they're lowly. And certainly some people can have used this. Some people have used this in the past, you know,
some people have used them in the past, they're claimants of Sufism, that's why, like I said before, it is not the terminology, they were, you know, good.
They people, you know, great people, you know, and so on, that were called Sophie's, and they were bad people that were called Sophie so does not, don't get stuck on terminology, you know, to solve itself as a discipline.
The pure to solve is necessary, which can also be called pure escape, or it can be called any other thing, you know, purification of the heart of this game and so on and so forth. But that discipline is essential. You know, when it comes to that the people who are called Sophie Some are great, and some were not so that layman's of but we don't consider the people who are not and the people, some of them were, were were mistaken. Some of them had sort of sincere mistakes, some of them had some, you know, transit have transgressed themselves to some extent, it is variable degrees.
But we are trying to follow the the people who have this Sharia compliant purification of the heart are Sharia compliant the soul of or Sufism so some Sophie's have
Basically abused the ambiguous statements of this one. And we felt that once you reach the level of self annihilation level, the level the level of connection with Allah subhanaw taala, then can leave our lowly, then basically mine then they can leave that the commands and prohibitions of Allah. This is the law, the business of the people down there in the sort of the lower rankings who are busy, you know, busy about the bodily take a leave, but our hearts have already traveled to Allah, we don't need to wear anymore. We don't need to strive any more.
By you know, our bodies, and that certainly is not the way of the masters of the path is not the way of the upright
masters of the past upright masters of the South. Absolutely not. And then, you know, particularly
and the previous station and this station as well. If you read the Times report from the masters of the past, that the good Sufi scholars who emphasize the importance, not only in their preaching, but also in their practice, the importance of abiding by the shutter abiding by the commands and the prohibitions of Allah subhanaw taala throughout our lives, until certainty comes to us, which is death. So we don't need to repeat that. But the way we understand that the statement of the shape, because the shape was a upright master of the past, right. So when you have someone who is upright and he makes an ambiguous statement, you will have to find the way to interpret it correctly. So how
do we properly interpreted this may be an unsafe mental by physical attack led by the loneliness of the burdens of injunctive injunctions, the burdens of you know, divine instruction,
maybe the safe meant by this, that whoever whoever finds those that can leave to be a burden, his worship His classes in his worship is lonely, because the because after a while, after some time in Mujahidin striving and feeling the burden of taking a leaf that can lead to become what enjoyable, they should not, they should not be perceived as a burden, but they should be perceived as a source of energy and joy. If you are still feeling the burden of the tech leave the commands and prohibition. Your Worship is a lowly form of worship, you have not ascended to this level yet yet, where you feel the joy and the energy in complying with the commands and prohibition and performing
those techniques is not clear. That's the first way to understand it. The second way to understand that is as long as you believe that your compliance with this technique is your own doing, that your performance of these acts of worship is your own doing that is caceis because it is then you know ascribed to the app, then the app the servant discusses is low
But once you have discovered that this is the doing of Allah subhanaw taala, the tofi can learn the doings of Allah. After all, He is the creator of the Father, the bed is the creator of our own acts, when you ascribe them to Allah, so when you pray the whole night, and then at the end of the night, you're thankful to Allah for having given you that will feed and the guidance and the energy to pray. That is when the techniques become that is when your worship becomes
basically have this higher ranking. Otherwise, as as long as you believe it as your own doing and your own effort. It will continue to be a lowly form of worship. And you will never be able to be clear of that loneliness. Because you're ascribing the act to yourself and you are deficient, they will always be deficient because of your deficiency, or because you're feeling the burden of the Act, which means that you have not ascended yet to these levels, where you feel the joy in the satisfaction of the higher below give us comfort with it. Or be let give us comfort with a prayer. Finding comfort in the prayer, not feeling the burden of the prayer protocol.
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