Manāzil as-Sa’irīn #80 – Chapter on Privacy

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From the laws of cinema are allowed

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to proceed. inshallah Today we will have Station Number 75 that's a station of privacy sir

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secrecy said it could be translated the secrecy as well

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i'll tell you why I chose privacy

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and in fact we will go over the designated chairs we are still

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discussing the capable for adore the book of inheritance and this time inshallah we will this time and next time as well we will go over the designated chairs

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so first we start with him that station of

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origin privacy. Remember we are human law who died in the year 481 after hedger said in his book manners zeros 18

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Carla who double seven or the chapter on privacy policy agenda, movie Murphy unforeseen. Cada Lavasa jell O Allah O Allah movie Murphy unfussy him,

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the Almighty said Allah is most knowing of what is within their souls.

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Why did he start with this,

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he will talk to us about privacy, he will talk to us about not showing off and about

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keeping your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala as private as possible. And the obstacle here is that

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the human desire for recognition is so intense

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that it makes us It challenges us when I when we try to keep our relationship with Allah subhanaw taala private

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because a private relationship does not earn us much recognition from the people around us. So it becomes very hard to keep our relationship with a law private. So the shift started by saying the low automobile mafia and forcing him a lot of mighty or you know, lies most knowing what is within their souls.

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He is saying this to tell you that this should be enough for you. He's saying this to tell you that this should

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be enough for you. The law knows what is in your heart. What is in your soul, you don't need anyone else to know about it.

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A sag AFTRA was one of the Sahaba and

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he came to the trauma the line who

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after the Battle of now and sad came to Amaro de la mano after the Battle of the hand and talk to him about the casualties the Muslims suffered. And

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so almoradi Allahu said, he first gave him the glad tidings of, you know, victory and now and I will choose to be called alpha to are the greatest conquest. And, and then Amara, the Allahu said to him,

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another broker and barsac that manana democra

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sends you and so sad upset to him in

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a matter of omachron underlie many, he said them count no matter of no mccrudden as one of the martyrs with allow a mere nominee and then he started to tell him, Swami said to Him and who else and then he started to tell him, you know, so and so and so and so and so and so, all died as martyrs, when as an F Nebuchadnezzar

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ameerul momineen and other people

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of the masses, that ameerul momineen does not know about them. Amir momineen does not know them.

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So he said

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Oh, what is that? Oh, Allah alimony Romanian Allah.

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Allah Allah.

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Allah, Allah,

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Allah

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and how would it harm them? Or does it harm them the least that ameerul momineen does not know them, if Allah knows them.

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So that's what they're trying to say they will not harm you. The least.

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If somebody does not know about your condition your hand or your, your deeds, as long as Allah knows allow them. The mfe unfussy him Allah knows or most is most knowing of what's within their souls.

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That is what matters in dystonia and that is what matters in the hereafter as well.

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Not only in the Hereafter, but in this dunya before the hereafter. So, of course everybody knows that's what matters in the hereafter Lost Planet Allah says in Surah Allah

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Dr. mahana Kumara

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Tanaka accom Latina Santa Monica de kousaka kataka Baba Nakamoto Lancome

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naka de una hora de cama phenomena. Our Amara, you have come to us alone. As we are the way we created you the first time we created you alone, you came to us alone.

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With Dr. McCulloh Nakamura horik man, you've loved what we have bestowed on you behind you, or you left behind whatever we have bestowed on you, on our on our CompTIA exam and we don't see your entrance intercessors with you, those who ascribed or associated as partners, and those were associated as partners could be your love for the donia your love for money or love for recognition and fame, popularity etc. It doesn't have to be the idols

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that people prostrate before it could be idols inside us.

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And so it is quite obvious that that you were returned to Allah subhanaw taala alone so it is quite obvious then the year after this. What matters is whether last pinata knows the good in your heart or not, doesn't matter. If people recognize your hand your iron, your arm and your irregular state your knowledge or your deeds.

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But also in this life, Allah subhanaw taala says in Surah anomala menuju moto Eva da who actually was to

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whom Allah Polina Mehta, the Kuru, or who is he who responds or who answers the distressed one when he invokes or she invokes them? How many jaybo Matata Eva da? Who is He who the response or answers the distressed one who invokes him? We actually feel so removes harm, removes the harm, or lifts the harm?

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Where the other components are that makes you vice Uranus on Earth, or

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the inheritors of Earth? Allahu mala? Is there a god or a deity beside Allah Padilla methaqualone little Do you remember that? And do you remember? So you just want to remember this that you want to remind yourself of the hereafter you want to remind yourself of your return

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in

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line thereafter, and that you're back alone. And the whole journey is a lonely journey. You know, from the time you enter your grave, country time until you make it into one of the last two abodes. It is a lonely journey.

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But also in this life, you want to just remind yourself that they were there with us. There is no one. However, they are the who can actually help you assist you.

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When you try it when you're in through the stress when you truly need assistance.

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except Allah subhanaw taala and many people Matata Eva da, who is he? Who answers the stress one when he invokes him.

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So it is certainly suitable of the shift to start by this particular verse Allahu automobilia Murphy unfussy him. He wants to say. Mother home Allah Allah Mira momineen and can Allahu Allah

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there is there is no harm that will befall them if they were not known by any particular one philosopher no Tata recognizes they're highly recognized recognizes that recognizes their inner state and recognizes their deeds particularly be Murphy and foresee him allow on a movie Murphy unfussy him. Allah is most knowing of what is within their souls because many times people can recognize your deeds, the apparent the manifest deeds

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but but how can people sometimes people this service you know, like

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People who are peraza have this spiritual astuteness they could discern between sincere leads and

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leads the lack of sincerity.

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But, but eventually no one really can know what isn't the hearts with certainty

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except the loss of hundreds odd. So that the hand the the error state

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is only known to Allah subhanaw taala even if some of the deeds may be recognized by others. Then the chef proceeds to

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discuss the station station of the center of the station of privacy. We said this is about having a private relationship with a las pinata. So he says us harbor certainly home with a fear and levina the film would have Amara thalassia Taka tala salata, Raja, the private people are the discreet ones about which accounts were reported. They are three tiers at three levels. They are three tiers three levels. So as Havas Sarah the translation of this the harbor center will be the possessors are the keepers of the secret

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means here those who are private those who are this creed, in conspicuous and relationship with Allah subhanaw taala unpretentious in relationship with Allah subhanaw taala they keep the relationship private. They keep their deeds private, as much as possible.

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So the private people are the discreet ones about which accounts are reported and he does not tell us which accounts were reported. But we could presume or assume that he means for instance,

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he's Muslim in LA who have bought the sub sub Nabeel carcinoma have been reported for by sound from the Prophet sallallahu sallam. A lot of humble Aveda tapiola near cafe. In a lie you have Bulava. Kapadia, Tapia heliconia al hafi. So Allah likes the servant who is or he likes the pious servant who is the Kalia the pious, alleghany self sufficient, but he does not mean rich or wealthy here. It basically means content means of sufficient, who doesn't ask others doesn't expect anything of others doesn't demand anything of others, he is self sufficient.

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In a cafe, who is discreet

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cafe means in conspicuous or the scrape.

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He could have also meant another hobby that is reported by an imagine although through some questionable chain, but the meaning is accepted, reported from either the tablet or the line who that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam

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said

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yes, he wrote he shared a little little area or a little show it off is still is still

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still compromises your devotion. It's the last scribing partners or associating others with the lowest turnout in Syria a

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woman either delay and puppet bars or lava Mahadeva and whoever takes as an enemy, a friend of Allah subhanaw taala starts started the war against the law.

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When the law hub would add, fear or

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fear and Allah loves those who are righteous and pious, and who are this creed, righteous and pious and who are this creed and levena is a Gabriela Mustafa do with a huddle room. Yo, what am Yara for those who are not missed when they are absent and they are not invited or they are not welcome? They are not recognized when they are present. They are not missed when they're absent. They are not recognized when they are present. Global home masaba their hearts are lanterns of light.

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coloboma sabia, Khadija their hearts are lanterns of light. Yeah. Hello Jonah.

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Min could Li Cobra, Muslim Alejandra Poonam and Kohli Cobra Muslim the emergence case over they survive every confounding and dark trial, the emerge unscathed or they survive every confounding dark trial. They are ready for the trials. It is not you know it is not there. The amount of information it is the true modifier of Allah

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It is true knowledge of Allah subhanaw taala. That includes knowledge, the knowledge of the knowledge of the revelation, you know, that includes the knowledge and the knowledge of Sharia. But it is not limited to having information of the law. It is the knowledge that benefits the possessor, the knowledge of the heart, not the knowledge of the tongue. So, but more most more important, more importantly, they are righteous, they're pious, and they are discreet abroad to fear

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and that is why

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their hearts are lanterns of light, and that is why they deserve to survive every confounding and dark trial. Barbara, you know, and Muslim, you know, dusty and dark and

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confounding and dark trials and those confounding and dark triads are not really your intelligence does not save you from them, your knowledge does not save you from them.

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Your connections would not save you from them. It is only the purity of your heart.

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And like we said in the station of a Safar, the station of clarity it is the clarity of your it's the clarity of your conceptions, the clarity of your

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devotion as well, that will save you from those are those trials. So these are the some of the reports that the sheriff may be hinting to when he says about which about those discreet in conspicuous and pretentious servants

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about which accounts were reported. And then he proceeds to divide them into the three different levels and as we have seen before the CFO

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basically dedicates the first level to

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you know, the knowledge the second level to unhide and the third level to

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the element highlight.

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And we did talk before about you know, how we should understand in the in the properties and you can text of this concept, but the chef says Taka Ola, the first tier for Everton added him home was suffered. So the home was a ha Sudoku. What amukamara what immune support a lesson what I'm usually like, well, unusual alien, Bella sobre una give affect your ally isokon. The first year are those people with high aspirations, pure intentions and correct conduct, their forms and footsteps cannot be traced, they are not given any designations and they are not pointed out by the fingers. They are truly Allah stockpiles wherever they are.

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So, if a tonality memo are the first year or those people with high aspirations are let in the moment high aspirations or suffered to pseudo pure intentions, also has to do go home, correct conda when a new problem arises, and all of this is self evident, it's obvious what the music of llamada Ross, he means their forms and footsteps cannot be traced. They are not about forms, they are about realities. So that is why they don't have distinct forms because they're after the reality is not the forms

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and hacker ecological zoom. And

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he says, what I'm doing several a lesson and they are not. They are not given any designations, the only designation that they have is, you know, they're there. They don't have allegiances, they don't have memberships. They don't have titles, they are Muslims, followers of the Prophet sallallahu

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allegiances to Allah and His messenger and his book and their name is Muslims. They don't have any designations. They are not after the forums and they are not after titles and designations.

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What I'm usually am but are Saba and they are not pointed out by the fingers

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when I get the higher light Heiser can, those are the stockpiles are they are truly a lot of stockpiles wherever they are, these are the ones that are law safety for himself. Milan was the final IPR Mustafa in you know, the the chosen ones the people that a lot chose for himself for his

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you know, intimate friendship for his company.

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The

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The chip receipts to address the second tier, he says saniya and the second tier

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one menzerna home fee will

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be amarin home delivery.

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The second tier are those who pointed out a station while they are in another alluded to an affair while they embarked on another and advocated for a matter while they entertained another they are between the cover of his protectiveness the protection of their proper etiquette and the refinement of their geniality

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Okay, so I put on a shadow IT ON menza theory and this this group of people in general, what they are doing is that while everybody is busy inflating themselves and their images, they are deflating their image. So they are actively deflating when everybody is actively inflating, they are not only neutral, it is not like they're there this creed, but they are just neutral about it. Whatever show shows, whatever it doesn't, doesn't know they are also actively deflating their image and we will come at the end and talk about practical lessons to learn and sort of the practical steps to take and how to do this in a balanced way.

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Because it would, for instance, as we will come back and say inshallah, it would be haram to do anything haram to deflate your image, you are not allowed to do anything Haram, whether it is for a good cause or a bad cause. So you cannot deflate your image by sending goodbye this obedience by sort of externally showing rebellion against the loss of

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that tiny trick. That is a satanic tree. You don't do that. Also, you don't do, you don't deflate your image by leaving out that which is required to be done in public.

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You know, and certain things are required to be done in public of DCF. To place a lot of drama in public at least, you have to give the cat when it is required the view and in the past, it had to be given in public because someone came and collected it from you.

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So the point here is that these people are whenever they feel that they the image hasn't been inflated, they periodically display their image and they actively do it a shadow and menzer in theory, he they pointed out a station while they are in another

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wardrobe be amrinder amarin ad eluded to an affair while they embarked on another one other other shiny new Hamada ad and they advocated for a matter while the intern entertained another advocate and they're alluding to sort of a lower station but they are in a higher station. And there are using different ways to cover the hell to conceal the hell to conceal the interstate. And the best thing that can see is people's interstate is the cover of ordinariness, the cover of ordinariness to be ordinary, to be to be ordinary about things you know, so to joke when it when it is suitable, you know to

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dress like ordinary people like to act like ordinary people to just be or the it's called the, you know,

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Citadel, our central our This is the cover of ordinariness our head is from habits and customs and so on. So you walk through the market like ordinary people, you don't want to have to attract attention to you by looking extra pious.

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So you're just like ordinary. And that certainly would not mean that you that, you know, ordinariness is this obedient to Allah that we have a parameter that we never violate, you know the power of obedience to Allah subhanaw taala so let's suppose ordinariness becomes this obedient. You know,

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Ordinary and this obedient to become synonymous become the same thing you know whatever it is ordinary is displeasing to Allah then we are certainly not going to be ordinary and that is when you know

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you're not

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but whenever ordinariness is not disobedient is not rebellious. Then you cover your head by the seat or the cover of ordinariness.

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Okay

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for whom the bane of a rotten sister home either been fee him your sooner home was orphan USA boom. They are between the cover of his protectiveness the protection of their proper etiquette, his protectiveness, God's protectiveness, you know via Allah lay him law.

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That's protective jealousy as we explained before,

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for them

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is, you know, it covers the gamut, because Allah wants them for himself

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does not want to share them with the masses allowance and for the for himself, the protection of their proper etiquette and the protection of their private proper etiquette and the refinement of their geniality. The refinement of their geniality, you find that religious people sometimes can be aloof can be a little bit repulsive sometimes,

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which is something that you want to tolerate, because on the past to Allah subhanaw taala people go through different well, and you want to tolerate them if they are a little bit rough.

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But eventually, they should, you know,

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the more the more religious they become, and the more understanding they become, the more geniality they will have, the more thoughtful they will have, the more kindness and you know,

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good manners they will have,

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the more they will be sociable sort of

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food, they're easy to get

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along with

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then the toxin, you know, the third phase, which is usually dedicated to alpha now, self annihilation, and we did say that for NASA Foundation, we will never

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basically cease to explain what what the certainly infinite means, because the concept itself could be a dangerous concept.

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That never means that Abdo would not be or Rob would not be Rob board the distinction between the law and the robot will vanish at any point. Lab dissolved, the servant is a servant or Rob as rob the Lord is the Lord. For that never means that we emanated from Allah and that or that we would read reunite with Allah, in the sense of the Hct in the sense of that reuniting with is that we will return to Allah to be held to account for that means that our will conforms to his will to the point that our awareness becomes completely subordinate to His will. For that means that our hsihu are beholding of him will distract us from beholding anything other than hammer at least beholding

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anything other than Him will not distract us from his obedience or from walking to him or for

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for having a pure focus on his pleasures of how to Horta. So that is that is what the sunniva means. And it does not mean this finalization of your will to the extent of complete vanishing or complete annihilation, because

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if it vanishes completely then you're not an entity by yourself then the servant and the Lord about two different entities and there is no worship and worship and there is no you know seeker and sought after

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there there are still different entities but one of them is completely what can form again subordinate to the other end that is the the Sony extent of center so the ship says here to sell it to NASA would have gone home for the homeless

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woman in the Rocky movie with a Yamaha man sudima hula Madonna behind him on the head, ma'am. My home base Bay, Festus

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Masha duchateau down beside hottie mccammon and then saw the pubic bone will have been soldered. Yeah.

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Who was the

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president Sorry, can you help valuable and what have been solid rock solid Elmo was done very land catchy for that who mockito will have them interactive Mathematica hallelujah.

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Okay, so the third the third tier are a group that are

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the 30 or a group that the true one had hid them from them. Allah had them from them.

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So he showed them a vision that made them to be welder to recognize their state and to mystify to behold, what do they have set out for, and protected their inner state from their own awareness of it. So they became veiled from themselves while witnessing signs of the uprightness of their station. All this resulted from a pure intention stirred by an unseen gold, a true love hidden from the intellect and strange words door ecstasy, procurement, the find that go to the key element of spiritual joy or energy

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through wedges whose Candler is can see this is one of the finest Stations of the people of Alaska or a loss French.

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Okay, so the third the tear are a group that the true one had hid them from them. So Allah subhanaw taala hates him, for him from them. So they are too busy with Allah subhanaw taala that they their ego was hidden from them.

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There is no connection between them and their ego anymore.

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So he showed them a vision that needs to be well there to recognize their state also there have they don't, they're not they're not there to recognize their hand, because they are consumed in the vision of their Lord. They see their Lord they behold their Lord with the eyes of their heart. As we said before the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, I'm going to come up with dounia or and know that no one of you will see their Lord in dystonia, that is with the size, but with the eyes of your heart, it could be hold your Lord

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to bewilder to recognize their state and to Mr. Fire to behold what they have set out for. So if you embark on a certain station to reach, you get to the middle of the way and you even don't remember which station you embarked on to reach because it is not about you know, a lot and mahkumat anymore. It is not about interstates and stations anymore it is you have the you have the pure focus now on the pleasure of the Divine

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that you don't see yourself you're disconnected from your ego, you don't recognize your energy state. You don't even remember what station you embarked on, you're set out for

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and then the sex

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and protected their inner state from their awareness of it. So they became veiled from themselves while witnessing signs of uprightness of their station. Despite all this, the whole despite all the bewilderment despite all of this, you are still recognizing signs of the uprightness of your station because there's a whole good like you could say that at this point that's really dangerous because whoever told you that these are not satanic states not you know states from the divine but rather from the state plan. You are you know, your your your adherence to the Sharia never wanes and your adherence to the sun never falters your your compliance with the Sharia never wanes, or vice versa.

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So your compliance to the Sharia your adherence to the sun, it never waned, they never falter. You're always seeing the signs of your uprightness in whichever station by following the revelation, you're still connected

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to the first

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phase, which is the phase, the foundation, the knowledge, the knowledge of the revelation.

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All this resulted from a pure intention started by an unseen gold, a true love hidden from the intellect and a strange word whose skin color is concealed, whose skin color is concealed. This is one of the finest Stations of the people have what I or a laws, friendship and to quickly give some,

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you know,

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we want to do you know, the idea of as the sense of complete self annihilation, where the web does not exist, there is not tenable, it is not possible it is not required. It is not the highest station die station is as we said before

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For Baka Bella Hema Allah,

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it is your subsistence by Allah with a line for Allah.

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You know, and that is the highest station.

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Practically speaking we want to do the things that are possible, that have been pointed out by the revelation, that have been tried

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by the prophets are sort of in the companion So, we have the precedent we have the foundation which is the revelation we have the precedent which is the way of the prophets of Allah is Allah and his companions. Now, the desire for acceptance by the people is a desire that you may not be able to overcome

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and and completely overcome it may not be terrible eyes.

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The but here is here are some practical tips.

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And why am I saying this because you find that even the profits or the loss a lot of them we know that the poodle, we know that it hurts you It saddens you what they say about you.

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Ibrahim Alayhi Salam said to Allah subhanaw taala was only Lisa could fill it in and give me grant me and mentioned an honorable mention on the on the on the truthful tongues of the latter generations. So,

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some degree of recognition may not be it is it may not be possible to completely rid yourself of this human sort of desire it's part and parcel of who we are.

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And it does have some benefits as well because you do not want to be inconsiderate to people and you're wanting their praise or you're wanting God's their recognition may make you consider it polite,

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courteous, and so on. And as a bizarre research report from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he was asked about a man who does righteousness, and then gets praised by the people, Prophet sallallahu Sallam said did Cogito vostro moment, the this these are glad tidings being forwarded to the believer, the Prophet did not condemn them. And it is it's obvious from the Hadith that the person had found some

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pleasure in in that praise

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or some contentment or you know, in that praise and the prophets on Southern call the dodgy devotional moment these are glad tidings being forwarded or advanced to the believer.

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So

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but at the same time, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said another advantage of it or Salafi Adam, the opposite Allahu

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Allah, Mary was sort of ready to hungry wolves sent into a flock of sheep will not cause more harm to them than one's eagerness for what wealth and honor sort of nobility honor, recognition, fame, popularity, Celebrity, all of this. So nothing could be more harmful to your deen then your desire for wealth, which is a prototype for all the lower desires

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and honor which is a prototype for all the sort of propositional abstract desires that are still short of

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the highest desire, which is the transcendent one, which is the one for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala This is your desire for the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala but certainly, people who have you know, low desires, it is food, it is, you know, wealth, it is the car, it is the this or that

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desire for inabilities of a button for higher accomplishment, self fulfillment, you know, higher, higher desires, even even on the hierarchy of needs. They rank higher than the desire for the material things that are lower on the hierarchy. But all of them are still lower than the transcendent ones. And the desire that we were created for to seek the pleasure of our Lord, to worship our Lord empathy, the pleasure of our Lord. Keep in mind that sometimes hear the ears sometimes in order for you to treat

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The desire for fame, celebrity popularity recognition, you do want. And if you're unable to go up, you can even go down

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to treat yourself from those desires, because at some point into those desires could be destructive.

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So, if you're happy, and you're, if you have basically advanced enough that you have control over your desire for food, your desire for wealth, your desire for the sort of the lower more material desires, you have advanced now, but you're stuck there, and you're finding great difficulty overcoming your desire for recognition, acceptance, fame, etc.

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And you're unable to send

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to the proper desire, which is the desire for a lot of pleasure for the divine pleasure. Sometimes it may be even advisable that you go down.

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Because you are stuck here. And we know as we said, after America's human progress started in Hungary, as the last thing that comes out of the hearts of the righteous people is the love of leadership, the love of leadership. So they are able, as an assembly said, there they were able to overcome, you know, the desire for food they have observed in food, they have zoomed in wells in the observed, but the one thing we can have an observed of is recognition, leadership, you know,

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leadership.

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So, in this case,

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because we need fulfillment,

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and if we can't find the fulfillment and seeking the pleasure if we cannot ascend, and certainly all the time, you should I mean, if you if, if the pleasure of Allah is not, if you're not pursuing the pleasure of Allah subhanaw, taala, you're destroyed. But I am saying that if you, if you don't have enough of that, to complete to overcome your desire for leadership and recognition, and you're having difficulty assembling, go down, you know, maybe you should

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treat yourself to like a good lunch,

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you know, or a good car or good something, it basically distract yourself from your focus on that pursuit of fame, celebrity recognition by the people and so on. And maybe in doing so, you're covering yourself also, by cetera.

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You're covering your hand, by the veil of ordinariness, when people see you drive like a nice car or dress in a nice, like, nice attire. So you're covering yourself a separate hour, and you're, you're trying to overcome that desire, even by

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sort of taking a few steps back or down.

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With the intent that you rise again, with the intent that your eyes are getting, you try to overcome that obstacle, that hurdle that keeps you from wanting the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala alone. So some practical tips.

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One is never we know that the acceptance of people's acceptance and people's recognition is sometimes too difficult for us to not want or to not desire, or to become completely completely indifferent to people's praise or this praise, even the, you know, statements that came from our righteous predecessors about this concept.

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You know, going through the revelation and going through the role models, it may be too hard

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and it may not be required.

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So one, never, if you will still want if you will still have this in you the

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desire for people's acceptance and people's recognition never seek their acceptance at the expense of this pleasing Allah subhanaw taala. As I saw the report from the professor Sadler moment as a woman out of the NASA sakata in Alaska law, he was hotter NASA Lee and whoever pleases the people at the expense of displeasing Allah, Allah will be displeased with him, and whether they make the people displeased with him as well. So that's number one. And that's extremely important

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that you never

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Do this at the expense of others pleasing Allah subhanaw taala.

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The second one is that whenever there is competition, you favor, which is related to the first one. But whenever there is crowdedness in terms of you know, not necessarily that you'll displease a law, but there is some competing, some crowdedness I do this, and it will bring me the pleasure of the people or do that, not necessarily with the displeasure of Allah, or do that, which will bring me bring me the displeasure of Allah subhanaw taala, you should favor that which will bring you the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala

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all the time.

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Number three, number three, you will still do things in public that that will bring you recognition, particularly when you're active in the public, particularly when you have a role that makes you sort of

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recognized in the public. But if you do things in the public that bring your recognition, try to outdo them in private, not necessarily not do them in public, because that will mean that there will be no righteousness.

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You know, there will be no manifestations of righteousness in the society. If everybody is trying to hide every good actor good deed, who's going to do the good, you know, things you know, who's going to reach out and

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help the needy and the poor, and go visit the second, who's going to do all of that. So people would have to do this. But if you're doing things in public, try to outdo them in private, try to interrupt the circuit for me, he went to Florida to perform a higher level, if you show yourself a car, that is good. For you, that is good, for me, that is good. But if you can seal them, or you know, hide them, and give them discreetly to the

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to the camera, then that is better for you. So we will need to do some of each, you know, some in public, some in private. But don't do it all in public, without doing anything in private, because that then you want to ask yourself, Well, you know, why am I doing this? What is that all for? If you're doing it all in public, or you're doing it in most mostly in public? So try. So that is this is these are things that are very practical, and they are not too hard. You know, because the idea itself, completely removing that desire for acceptance from your heart, you know, how do you snatch it out of your heart, and maybe talk about but these are practical steps that we can take. And if we

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arrive at one point that is higher than then what we're talking about, now, you are on the path. And when you get to that point, then you pray for us, you know, but at least we are on the path.

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So

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so these are and then the other advice also,

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we mentioned three words, three now three points or three steps, you'll never do that the displeasure the expense of displeasing Allah.

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Whenever there is crowdedness, or competition in your favor, it was pleasure over the pleasure of the people do more in private than you do in public. Additionally, Don't ever show off the right the wrong thing. Don't ever show off the wrong thing.

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And don't ever lie about it. So you know, Don't ever show off the wrong thing he like don't show off your new car. Because that is lowly that is very low. Don't show off your sort of

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don't show off your spouse, don't show off your wealth, don't show off. Don't show off the wrong things. What we're talking about here, we're talking about good deeds covering your good deeds.

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We are not addressing you know the other issues that people should have, because that would be too low. We're talking about the people who have this desire for people's acceptance that they're showing off their good deeds, which is not better in any way because those good deeds should be your means to a loss of pleasure if you're using them to hurt again the people's pleasure then that is really sad and pathetic, destructive. So, but but at the same time, don't you have the wrong thing? You know?

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Don't show off your wealth didn't show off your spouse. Don't show off your car. Don't show off your house.

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Right stay away from social media.

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As much as you can, because that is a toxic environment where people are constantly Anna, I think those people should have a life, you know, you know, enjoy yourself go out and have a good meal, you know, in a treat yourself to ice cream or something that gets you a little bit.

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Yeah, that that is what Laurie better than what, you know, look this, and then they try to cover it also, in a meeting with the president of this and a meeting with the Dean of the College.

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And people who are who have lack of fulfillment or lack of, you know, particularly, you know,

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the people from back home, sometimes it's just like the lack of fulfillment, the difficulty of life, makes them

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even desire more of that recognition, because there is not much around them. That is that is pleasant, you know, the environment, the atmosphere, the condition.

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But I would say, you know, go down, go down a little bit, you know, find some pleasure in a good meat or is there something instead of this just like sick desire for recognition, and just like, you know, it's obsessive, some, you know, some people are like, obsessive about these things. So try to wean yourself from social media, don't show show off the wrong thing.

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And deflate periodically. As I said, before, deflate periodically. The CFO was talking about this.

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When you see that your image or you see that your self your ego has been inflated, deflate periodically, I but don't deflate by doing anything haram don't deflate by staying away from or leaving out anything that is required of you, or that that you deem to be you deem to be beneficial for the people and for yourself. You seem to be pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala so if we have a group of people that go out every Friday to visit the sick Muslims in the nearby hospitals, should they deflate by you know, abandoning their good work is good the field?

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Here, we're getting a lot of recognition by this should stop No, absolutely not, and will be a satanic trick. So but deflate periodically but don't deflate by giving up the good things that you do, don't deflate certainly by doing anything that is hot.

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So, these are some practical tips

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that that we wanted to cover. inshallah, if we if we, if we see the assistance and aid of Allah subhanaw taala and the coffee and the guidance of Allah subhanaw taala. And do this gradually.

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Keep this as a goal. You know, the goal is to be completely indifferent to people. Well, if you get to it, that's fine.

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But if you did not get to it, you are on the past. You know, that is that is an objective. You know that where people are people's praise and this praise is

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irrelevant. You're completely indifferent to it. Because your focus you're absorbed into your focus and your focus is His pleasure as Elijah subhanho wa Taala it Exalted is He gonna probably have