Minor Shirk

Hatem al-Haj

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Marina

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de la

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ilaha illAllah

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Muhammadan rasul Allah.

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Allah Allah Allah Allah you're suffering to minister sanity room within some bar to proceed.

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Allah subhanaw taala says woman and nasima you typically don't in La

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La

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La La

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La La, La La La quwata illa hit me.

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legalization is the

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path

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to Canada via tobacco and Elena.

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Amina karateka.

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Hassan Ali,

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begin with the second half and sort of the background Thomas parotta begins by saying women I'm assuming a typical include in money and

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have been and are the people mean a nurse may

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II and that those who take for rivals

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or those who sent up rivals with a loss upon those who set up rivals with a loss of power Todd equals with a loss of power time. And Ned is the rival the equal competitor

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was last time you have to buena hunka Bella. They love them as the love of law, when levina

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law and those who believe are

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the love of love more? When are we ever going to be in it is not the last saying that the believers but the love of love more that there is a comparison

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that the believer is the love of law more than anything else. The believers in love a lot more than those who commit ship. They say that we love Allah

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but they don't love Allah subhanaw taala enough it's not only that the that the love and those tribals as they love Allah subhanaw taala but they don't love Allah Spano tala enough, because have they loved the last pinata enough. They would have not said appraisals, because Allah subhanaw taala

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certainly would love for the rivals would have not competed in their hearts with a love for loss of power.

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Because that competition a lot is not accepted at all.

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That competition between the love of anything and his love in the heart of his servant, Allah subhanaw taala would not accept that competition. Why would Allah subhanaw taala compete for your love? What what need does Allah subhanaw taala have for your love? He doesn't he doesn't need your worship. He doesn't not need your love does not need your

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Eman. He doesn't need anything. So if there is competition, Allah subhanaw taala is above taking part in that competition is above taking part in that competition. Think about it. The issue of love and you know, consequence consequences to this is the issue of power, the issue of obedience,

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because the decision making will be dependent on your love. You know, what do you love more? Do you love your mother more or your wife more?

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Certainly the idea here is

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you will have to be just above the fact that you love your mother more love.

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It is not does not mean at all, that you will be unjust to one of them because justice has to be established.

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But

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aside from the issue of justice when the mother does not

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particularly have to do with justice or rights and obligations, because rights and obligations are clear, more obvious than many other subtle, more subtle matters, that that will be dependent on your feelings, your emotions.

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But generally speaking, you know, you're always making that decision. You're always making that decision and

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favoring one side over the other favoring one side over the other. It is not only about your mother and your wife. It is about so many other things.

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is about two of your friends, which ones you would love more that will translate into Which one do you favor more? Which one do you listen to more? Which one do you obey more?

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So, if both of them invited you to breakfast, Which one will you respond to Which one will you go out with to breakfast, or both of them invited you to action or both of you invited you to like go into the park or the gym or anything, which one with your heart will be leading towards that's the person that you will love more

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and, you know, your mother, your wife, your friends, or your mother and your friend.

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So, your mother wants you to do one thing and your friend wants you to do another thing

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then the decision will be made based on which one do you value more, which one do you love more?

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So, what once it gets to the point of rivalry,

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basically, there is competition here, there is competition here between the two loves woman unless you make a typical Indonesian lady and then you're born out of the love them as much as the love of love, keep in mind the last panel can assess the level of

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many, many the majority, you know they claim to love the land they may have, they may have had some love for

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In fact, when things got tough for them,

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they wave the second

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cannon in Seneca four. So even the second

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hardship touches you in, you know in the sea, the element that

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you you know you you lose all other partners.

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And you find none to supplicate to invoke but

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so the recognize, you know, Allah subhanaw taala? Can they recognize the majesty and greatness of Allah and they're basically, to them Allah was like in Greek mythology, the chief God, they recognize the supremacy of Allah.

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And a lot of them was certainly the chief gun. Keep in mind with the mushrikeen of course, we're not pagans in the purest sense of paganism, the

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you know, like, certainly tribes in Latin America or certain tribes in Africa, or Asia, or certain peoples in those places.

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paganism to them, it is basically

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it is having different gods that are they are all equal, and this is the god of this and this is the God of that to Qureshi because of because the they were followers of the religion of Rahim for centuries, until he came and misguided, but they were followers for the religion of Ibrahim,

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precisely, why do for centuries. So, that stayed with them even after they became mushrikeen they still have this recognition of the supremacy of Allah.

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So, like saying, that they do have this love for Allah, they do have this recognition for the problem is, the problem is, there is there is also love for others. And this love for others became to the point of competing with allows love in their hearts could have been like the love of Allah the love them, like they love Allah subhanaw taala once it reaches that level, then you will be

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then

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your there is no devotion anymore because

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the the concept of devotion is about the clear distinction between the divine and the human, the creator the creation, if that pure this distinction lacks if it is not there anymore. And then there is this confusion because the level of love became equal or even close where you are

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having second thoughts. When do I do this because it will make them like me or when making the people

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Like me or do I do this because it will make a law like me more and once a year, you're here weighing things and once the decision is not clear, it is not second nature once there is a thought which What should I do this or that, that is basically the concept of shark and that is the concept of the

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the app is basically when you're concerned with react showing off you realize ostentation reacts being concerned with what the people will think of you or what the people will say about you, your concern about your reputation your concern about the your image

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has become has reached a level where it is competing now with the love of Allah subhanaw taala and your heart with the devotion that you have for loss of Allah

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and when it is becoming consequential, that that is when it has reached a dangerous level certainly, for the righteous

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battle the last panel tada they start watching at a much lower level, they start to watch it at a much lower level, but reaching

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alarming levels, the red line is way is when it starts to become consequences meaning what meaning that you are

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because all of us do like to be praised, right.

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And this is natural, this is just like integral to to human psyche. You like to be liked, you like to be praised, you like to be recognized you like to be acknowledged, and you may not be able to get past it completely.

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And then you're not actually required to get past it completely, even Abraham said was only some sort of confirm.

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And

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grant me a mention of honor, among other generations, a mention of honoring the center, or a mention of honor, that make the latter generations

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recognize my

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my honor, or my position. So

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too, because sometimes when we talk about this issue, when we talk about this issue, and when you get particularly statements from other than the project, some of them are similar, when you get down to the level of the tambourine and so on. And we start to talk about annihilating those feelings like completely getting beyond them and past them become a little bit more unrealistic. Whatever you get from the wacky from the prophets,

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himself, it will be completely realistic and completely doable, he will never ask of you something that is beyond your capacity. Because the instruction here is the last Kanaka is the one that is making the Prophet speak of those words that he spoke of our enterprise and our employee level,

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did the prophets on some of them ever tell us to have no desire for recognition, whatsoever?

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needed not

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because it is it is not human, to not desire to love, desire, recognition, acknowledgement, to be loved, to be like to be respected by people. It is not human to get beyond this or past

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this. So the Prophet never asked us to get beyond it because it is just not going to happen.

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But the concern here is when it starts to compete, you know that that desire, natural desire

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that Allah subhanaw taala instilled in your heart and must be a part of you as a human being.

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It would be extremely concerning when it starts to compete with the love of Allah subhanaw taala in your heart that the respect that you have for Allah exalting alarm, magnifying Allah,

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and how do you know that starting to compete, because now it becomes starts to become consequential? Now you're thinking about what should you do this or that. So whenever there is a decision making

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This the if you do this, you the people will recognize

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you more respect you more like you more now as like talking to you now, or the movie, for instance, or anyone,

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if you sit down and then you get asked the question and then

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you think about the answer, if I say this, the people may dislike me.

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Once you have those stocks, then that is extremely concerning because now, your desire for people's respect and recognition became consequential to your actions. And your actions should have been only based on what a lot of likes and dislikes, you're concerned about. A loss, liking and disliking pleasure and displeasure, should be unbearable for unparalleled by any other concern. But once the you know,

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is there is this competition in that is the kind in this case is the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says that law said, an average sort of chaos served him and

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he may have a de facto Master, I am the most self sufficient of that so called partners, whoever does think in which he sets up partners with me or whoever does something for me and others,

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then I leave it, I leave that for the claimed partners, because I'm the most self sufficient so Allah does not

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take anything less than complete devotion.

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Allah does not take anything less than complete devotion. So now in order for us to know if our

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if our because there is a little bit of subtlety here. The app certainly is your pursuit of recognition by the people. Right? That is what

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it is you're seeking recognition by the people. When does it start? When should it be extremely concerning that you would have to act upon it and you will have to come back in your heart. If you have second thoughts, whenever you're making any decision, should they do this? Or do that?

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If I do this, you know, the people will like me more if I do that Allah Spano tala will like me more now your ear has gotten you into the area of sip

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has gotten you clearly into the area of self. Now you're choosing between Allah subhanaw taala and other stem cells is not just about prostrating before

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others

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Potala or

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performing any of the rituals

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but profits on some target stocks after dinner parties on the other hand, tie some tie some Ducati tie some

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guys on podcast when she can have an tokage so May he lose maybe be the losers are the slave of the dinar different types of currency of different Peninsula, delta t and some key dresses.

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So the slave of the dinar and Wareham and the coffee fan, the homies on the you know, garments of silk and velvety garments and so on.

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This is basically considered slavery by the purposes of he says after dinner instead of Abdullah Abdullah

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of the doula, you know,

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you could say do not do not isop the doula

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so after doula is someone who will,

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you know, seek that dollar per dollar,

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seek that dollar from holiday

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because his love for the dollar has become now equal to or exceeded his love for Allah subhanaw taala or is competing with the love of Allah subhanaw taala in his heart, that is a form of sip.

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The Prophet clearly said something different types of the different types of coffee preparing sample forms. So your coffee

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homies velvety and silky dresses. Basically, your love for

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fame and celebrity

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elegance, your love for the exterior, external appearance, and the elegance and so on, has started to compete in your heart with the love of Allah subhanaw taala so now you're seeking that

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when certainly you're seeking that in order to have those types of dresses fancy

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suits fancy garments,

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it is a form of said when it starts to compete with how do you know that listing people with a level of Allah subhanaw taala if you seek it from Haram, then you know that it is clearly competing in your heart with a love of Allah subhanaw taala because the last one I told you don't do this, do not earn this money it is haram but your love for the money exceeded your love for Allah that is why

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you insist on pursuing your system pursuing this parameter is just like the decisions that we make all the time the two friends that invite you to do to do different events your mother says to you go there your friend says to you go the other way.

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Now, like a lot go here, you know my love for the dinar and the data, my love for the dollar, my love for elegance, my love for fancy clothes, my love for you know, nice cars and homes, is telling me to to do otherwise, other than what the last khattala told me.

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The fact that I am having second thoughts indicates

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the fact that I will favor you know my love for the pinata and for my

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love for my friend. And my love for this or that over my love for Allah

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means that I am already in severe trouble.

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Likewise the love for recognition

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and praise by the people, it starts to become

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a form of shared once you have those second thoughts. second thoughts I'm not just saying that once you favor

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you know the recognition of the people over the obedience to Allah subhanaw taala because now we are already in trouble. But

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once you're having second thoughts, do this or do that it indicates clearly the mother should have been already seven.

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In your mind, you should not be having second thoughts. Whatever it is that is more pleasing to Allah is what you will do.

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You're not having second thoughts about how popular or unpopular, the fat we all will make you or the opinion will make you whether it's opinion about politics or opinion about anything your opinion.

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Kevin saying you know, thinking about you know, how popular or unpopular it will make you

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that is that is a problem. Because you should have been thinking about how

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pleasing or displeasing to Allah is and all of your behavior, all of your conduct everything. Once you were having those second thoughts and weighing between, you know, allows recognition, people's recognition allows acknowledgement people's acknowledgement

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your relationship with Allah subhanaw taala is on one side your relationship with the people and is on the other side. And once you're you're having second thoughts,

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then you are committing a form of Ria that is the

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actual ship

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with a muscle.

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So that is the minor ship.

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The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said I have my

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finger here for you the most is the minor step. And he was asked about that when he said it is a rare Why is it still the minor city?

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It is in my inner circle it is not the major shape which is handled and that is it is still the binary a lot one of our most merciful because Allah knows our weakness. Allah knows

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the weakness of our character, the weakness of our faith. So Allah is most merciful.

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Because if favoring the people's recognition over allows recognition, one time will make me the one make me fall into the major circle make me a disbeliever. And that is an extremely hard test.

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Because we fall into this a lot,

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right?

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People fall into this, where

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it is really not about, you know, showing off, you're not necessarily about showing off your prayer to the people that they must,

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you know, having a family dispute and

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being asked for your opinion, you know, there is a family dispute and you're being asked for your opinion. And you know, that this is just this is just this, B is questionable, but B will make you

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more appreciated by this party or that party, more like, you know, more respected.

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And so, so that is when you're deciding between devotion and Korea, when you're deciding between choosing, you know, the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala into the pleasure of the people. So we're being

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tested and tried all the time, by this test

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of devotion is one failure means that we committed the major sin,

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then that is extremely difficult for us, then I don't know if we will really be able to pass this test or not. But 100 Allah

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allows mercy that this is not the major shift. So when does it become the major Street, if it befalls you in any form of major sin?

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So

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now my love for recognition, for my love for money,

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made me not heed my love for money, for instance, make me enough he hardly even went to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, in our hamper does not interfere.

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barista katapola, tomato parlor, Milan, the rest of the world.

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In the mind of

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the Holy Spirit had breathed into my body, my baptism, that no soul will die until it earns all of its rest, that is distant, that is decreed for also applying to the parents all of that risk that has been decreed for and lives the term

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has been decreed for as much as you know the term has been decreed your life term has been decreased the risk is has been decreased that's the parable that the Prophet is giving here. As much as you recognize that your your your lifespan is decreed by Allah subhanaw taala and does not change know that your risk is also the creeper alive, not change. And then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said

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gibreel breathed into him that no one or inspiring them that no one when die before he earns all of the provisions the creek program and lives the life they prefer gun for

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Allah then fear of loss of Hannah Montana and

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see see the provisions beautifully has made up a part of me that means seek them beautifully with beauty

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you know that from

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so

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do not let the slowness of the coming down the provisions make you seek them from the mercy of Allah seek them from haram ways you know it's no incoming Yes, there is no incoming but don't make this.

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Don't let this make you seek those provisions from the Messiah or from the Hassan in the line but a lot of thought he because that which which is with a lot cannot be earned except through his obedience. And I know I'm branching off a little bit here with this risk of business because it's a good parable to give

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So here are the problems. Some people may say that people are actually earning money from home. So how come the prophet SAW sort of a saying that whatever is with a loss of Kanaka, that cannot be earned, except through obedience. Because the there is a difference between

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green papers, quote, dollars and the concept of risk.

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A press does not give you a good wife,

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a phrase makes you always

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more distressed, here giving more money, but you're more distressed, because you're more anxious about this money and how to preserve it and how to keep it. So I like I saw a friend of mine, he had like, a big book about how to preserve your wealth. And which is not a bad idea. I'm not saying that this is particularly haraam to be concerned about

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it, the book is, is

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is for people who make more than $5 million.

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And how do you, you know, keep the government from taking, you know, so much of that money and how to pass it on to

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not only the next generation, but generations to come.

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And I'm not saying that this is how to read the book waivers are the same. But you know, it made us so concerned, you know, you have a lot of money, you're making more than $5 million.

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So it is making you even more concerned about how to preserve it, how to keep the government from taking it, and how to pass it on to generations to come.

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The risk of that makes you more distressed is not very lost, the practice of Saddam is talking about here.

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This is a different type of risk. So

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but many times, we can really heed this advice, and we're still wanting lessons, can we still break some red

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cross some red lines and break some of the bounds of Allah or the Hadoop Allah subhanaw taala to give doctors and if that is

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making us much less than that, that is certainly extremely difficult.

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But like the concept of real, it does not make you the

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basically all out mostly on all our cash until it befalls you in Costco or set.

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But if it is

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making you have those second second thoughts, making your decision, vague and confused, you're not quite sure whether you should do this or should do that, you should at least know that you are well into the minor sir, you're well into the zone of my inner circle, which is

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a catalyst, a catalyst for the major circle calculus two majors.

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And now you're very close to major circ and now your email may be taken away from you. So you should be diligently working now to treat this treat that

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disease or that defect in your heart, because there is very, very small distance between minor and major surgery and the lines may start to get bigger and bigger,

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as long as much as

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long as you're getting closer and closer to major show. So someone who is all the time possessed with or obsessed with the idea of how the people will receive this statement or this action from me is someone who should be very concerned with

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falling into mentorship because he's already in deep into minors. And that person should be concerned that this man may be taken away. And he may commence measures that can be out of Islam altogether.

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How do you know by you know those choices that you make every day? You want to ask yourself every time you're making a choice. Boom am i watching? If you are watching the loss of Hannah Montana than the glorious

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Have a logic distract you from being concerned with anyone else that is also

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standing by or that is also watching from the side lines in your journey to a last one without other people around you. If you're glorification of Allah subhanaw, taala or Lima, Lima, Allah is adequate, then that glorification of Allah

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should be sufficient to distract you from being concerned with other watchers, because there are a lot of other Watchers on this journey. Man that is, you know, the station or

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the hand

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dawn will say the love and I thought Lehman was in Montana and Crimea was roaring back. You know, it is your continuous pursuit of a lower your continuous journey to Allah, in the midst of feelings of women mostly, will glorify glorification that is distracting. Well, Madonna can Camila and closeness that is enticing

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was eroded by enjoy that is rejuvenating, joy that is rejuvenating. In other words that your

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your Lima Villa, your glorification of Allah subhanaw taala exalting of Allah magnifying of Allah is much more than him means what distracting

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when someone has the rule.

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That is the person that is completely distracted. So he's, he's not like with us.

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You know, so if you are in a state of the hood, you will look like you're not with us. You know, I'll be looking at you in the eye. But you're not here. You're, you're you're seeing me but you're not seeing me. Because you are in the hole, you're being distracted by something bigger. You see you in the eyes of the province of Southern so that people will be really resurrected naked. Younger, above and below above will be looking at each other. The prophet SAW himself to her. Yeah.

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It is greater than this, that the matter will be heavier, greater than to be looking at each other. This is your piano. So your your

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is greater than people will be all naked. But you're not going to be looking at each other. Can you imagine? Can you imagine this, you're not going to

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be glancing at each other. Because it's greater than this. This is the this is the distraction you're being distracted by something that is much greater.

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And if you're a Karim of Allah, subhanaw, taala and glorification of Allah subhanaw taala is really adequate, then you will really be distracted, distracted from what? distracted from watching anyone else.

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And that will be the cure of urea, the cure of urea is to have enough of him of Allah. Allah did not give a loss is due right.

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So we're more than acting Camila and this Tavi. Now, this talim of Allah, this glorification of Allah, that will make you in a state of the whole being distracted from

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all other watchers and everything else would bring you closer to Allah and that closeness will make when basically entice you to become even closer and closer and closer. And the joy of that closeness and that proximity and that nearest to Allah sorauren bath would rejuvenate, revive

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your energy busy, re energizing. So it becomes a virtuous cycle of being distracted, getting closer and tasting the sweetness of this closeness

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and getting reenergized all the time to seek more closeness and more in the earnest and more proximity to Allah subhanaw taala.

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So, what is it that What is it with us that makes us

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have this the air and seek this recognition by the people and favor it over loss recognition and the loss acknowledgement and a loss pleasure where my other law category

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We do not have enough to have him of Allah, we do not have enough recognition of the majesty and magnificence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. The second thing, so you need to work on this, to bring it up. The second thing, you don't need to really know need to know

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the people, and you don't know how vulnerable and how incapable

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they are. Why? Why are you seeking them recognition? What if they become, you know, respectful of you? What if they like you? How much can they help you, when you truly need them? You know how much it could help you? If you have? We want to think about it. Because that would really take away from your concern was the people how so you go back and have like a bad disease tomorrow? How much were the people at the mustard that recognize your

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knowledge or recognize your righteousness or recognize your

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anything? How much will

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be? Will they be able to help you? Will they be there for you

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at that time, and then go further, you know, on your deathbed, who will be there to help your assessment.

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Once you enter your grave and you're being questioned, who are the people that use our pleasure recognition, acknowledgement will be there to help you on the Sarah. so on. The doors of Paradise are over the bridge on top of the hellfire. All of those

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important phases of your existence are important junctures what how could they help you? Would they be able to help you? Absolutely not. So your recognition of the vulnerability and the weakness of the people with your recognition of the majesty greatness and power and might of Allah subhanaw taala more of this and more of this will make the concept of diarrhea. Go out the door badness. Because you're you have now marisha will lay out from Hong Kong Chanukah, Hadfield, Cyril Mohamed Atta,

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no one will truly get to know have modified of the Hulk and harlot and then favor, you know, come over the

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favor the recognition of the Hulk over.

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This

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is our

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basically way to combat and overcoming the very company have a

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couple more

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minutes for q&a.

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If anybody has any questions,

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question.

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You mentioned that it's a natural thing to enjoy praise or something like that. If it's a natural thing, how can be completely erased? Or are we trying to completely erase? No,

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we're not No, he said that the stop should not even come.

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I did not say that we

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we cannot completely erase.

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Even the Prophet was hurt sometimes by some of the comments that people said.

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We know that it hurts you causing you pain and sorrow and grief when we say so. So.

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So the concept of people's praise and this praise become completely equal. Whether they praise you or this praise you, you're completely completely indifferent. This is something not even the prophets. They're

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not even the messengers.

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I know that this is in the books.

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But look for where this came from.

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You will not trace it back to the Prophet sallallahu. He will never tell you. You're not a complete devout worshipper. And then this praise and this praise of the people you're completely indifferent to people's praise and the

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Praise, this did not come from the Prophet himself, because the Prophet would not say anything that is unrealistic. And beyond our capacity, this is beyond human capacity.

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Now, the issue here is,

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is that go, you know, I, you will step like human Lee, like people's praise people's recognition, people's love people's respect, those are desired things

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are they going to affect your decisions? Are they going to affect your account? Are they going to affect your actions?

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That is

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that is when these become dangerous, and not necessarily are they go into effect because they could sometimes affect it, like we do things to please people, right? It actually a lot of us.

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Like you do a lot of things to please people I want, I want you to like me, and I have nothing to say. So, but

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now if if I have to make the choice between your liking and his life.

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And I have second thoughts, that is what that is dangerous. Because if choosing between your liking of me and his claws, like and give me then that is extremely dangerous. But just the mere fact that I see you're liking

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it is not a problem. But how am I seeking your liking.

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Because I'm seeking your liking by basically giving you a gift by treating you respectfully, that is all fine. Because Allah wants us to do this. the prophecies of themselves, have, you know, exchange gifts that you may have love for one another

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too much to say.

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If you do, you will love one another, spread the greeting of peace. So that is that is absolutely fine.

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But now when I seek your recognition by something that should have been devoted to Allah, that that is real.

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So I can given you a gift so that you're like me fine.

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I am basically extending beautifying my prayer. So that you like that is not fun.

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Because that prayer should have been devoted to Allah subhanaw taala.

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That is when

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so that is when we started to fall into sin.

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But as long as your pursuit of the People's recognition

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is not by something that should have been devoted to Allah.

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So you want people's recognition. You want people's love, you're spreading the greeting of peace, you're treating them respectfully, you're giving them gifts, all of that is fine.

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Now you're, you're telling them about your Salah, karate give someone else

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a problem. You're extending the prayer to show it off to the problem. You know, you come back from heart and he can keep telling everybody around you that you go to Amara every other year for every word, that's a problem. All of these things are acts of devotion. That should have been devoted to Allah, you're not you should not be seeking the people's recognition by those, give them gifts, be nice to them, treat them well, that's fine, but not buy those. So, that is one great character characteristic of via is that you are seeking their recognition by something that should have been devoted to Allah. The second one is competition

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is when you have to choose between their recognition and his recognition, their liking and his liking their pleasure and their His pleasure. And once there is a there are a second thoughts here,

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then that is a problem.

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These two, condense it

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doing something for them that should have been devoted to Allah.

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Having competition in your heart and between that natural in this position, which is likened to be like

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the

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For the pleasure of a loss of control, that is the second otherwise, to naturally like to be like,

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is

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completely fine.

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seeking help from people?

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And then

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to what extent

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we should

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go.

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Be careful

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what extent you absolutely seek help from the people.

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As long as the matter is within the capacity? When does it become a form of ship, if you seek help from the people in a matter that is beyond their capacity to go to someone and tell them, someone who's not a physician, for instance, and tell them, you know,

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I don't have kids,

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you know, can you help me with that, if you tell them, we'll make the art for me, that's fine, that's within their capacity. So making art for me, it's fine. But if you think that they have power to give you kids or to make you further, then that is the problem, it's a big problem.

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So, whatever is within their capacity, it is fine to seek their assistance on anything that is within their capacity as human beings.

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However, there is a particular Hadith that you know, what is available

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with months of your matter,

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well on camera,

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and in some of the reports of

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NASA say, that we give the swore the pledge of allegiance to the Messenger of Allah subhanaw taala bound or some other summit.

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On obedience, we give him the legions to obey Him in Australia, hearts

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and lungs of your locker basically, can strengthen Parliament last to lethargy and weakness.

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And we do not compete

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with people for that which is theirs

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is particularly the use that you know, in addressing competition for rulership

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when necessary, not ask people of anything, well, unethical, unnecessary, to not ask anything of the people. The Sahaba took this to heart

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to the point that they described, they described how much of the Sahaba took this pledge of allegiance or this baotou art that if some one of them dropped his stick or whip

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can use on top of his horse, he would not ask the servant, pick it up and hand it to him. He would come down and pick it up himself and go go back on top of his horse

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so that they don't pass to the people of anything. And this is basically his servant who's down here. He's not asking him to pick up the stick for me can hand it to me

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which is completely within his capacity to serve. It is very, very rare.

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But the Sahaba take this advice to heart. So as much as you can do of this do

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this is basically record recommendation from the province of Sunland to develop your quality of

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your quality of life our reliance on Allah subhanaw taala tied the your natural mind in your affairs on the people whatsoever.

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does not mean that it is haram to ask people to assist you in that which is when their capacity the Prophet the Sahaba did sometimes but it means as much as you can do. As much as you can stay away from asking for anything. Stay away from asking. Do it yourself, take care of it yourself and if it is within your capacity

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Sometimes we do like, with these with the solid, four coming out to some of the friends of mine asked me to base on a power lifting body. It's my decision not to pay that, but because of him. And he asked me to do that. But he tried to stay solid. He asked me to come to the gym, and I came. So

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am I going to be rewarded to this? Or what's the

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intention to my friend, he invited me.

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Yeah, and that was why the province was I'm suddenly a

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Muslim in Canada.

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But nothing would be halaal of the money of a Muslim person, except to that which is taken with feed innocent men who with complete ease.

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from him, you know, what, without safe and higher, without what is called the sort of shyness

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itself is questionable. The meaning is as, as correct, that China's is like a sword with which people take money from others or with with it, which people, you know, take things out of people that are not designed to extend or expand.

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And that's problematic, because I can't tell you that you get rewarded for this. Unless, unless you have this you pause for a minute, and,

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and really

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attempts to purify your intention. That attempt, the attempt takes a like,

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like a moment of pause, to say to himself.

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No, I wouldn't really do it for a bar.

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It is a good cause. And I will spend for yet yes, it was triggered instigated by well request. But I will do it for a lot. That's why one of the righteous predecessor when I don't recall who exactly. But whenever they asked him for anything, he will tell them just give me a minute

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to think about it. And this was even when we asked him to come to the funeral prayer.

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And this is something that you know, so they're praying janessa come, it is urgent, like, you know, you lose your missing, come with us to the dentist, he will tell them, give me a minute. And he will try to, you know, purify his intention and not just following them. No, it is a good cause I should actually come with them, or go with them to the general. I think that this pause. And this attempt at clarifying your intention, whether you will be able to or not,

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eventually will get you aware to the point where you know,

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you will get rewarded or at least partially reward

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at least partially reward

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for your action. But certainly, you do need to take that minute and think about it and redirect your focus to the pleasure of last pinata. I know that's hard. I mean, I find it hard, have not been you. It's easy. It is hard. So you're being asked now to give now and you you're saying

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naturally I'm embarrassed so I can get the wallet can take money out of my wallet and give How do I how do I take care of my intention on this pathway.

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It's just an attempt, that attempt itself will be appreciated but lost.

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It is internal thought that I should be really doing this for a law not for the people to get rewarded by law, that very internal thought is praiseworthy and will be appreciated.

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do more of it until you get to the point where

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you could actually purifier intention on the spot on the go.