Purification of the Soul – Towards Preparing for Ramadan

Irshaad Sedick

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam O Allah ashrafi, mousseline, Sayidina wannabe, you know Milena Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa salam ala alihi wa sahbihi A Jemaine Frobisher Elisa De La Silla. marihuana locata melissani of Coco Lee Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh all plays and thank you so de tolosa ohana hora, dielectrics peace blessings and salutations upon our Master and exemplar, NaVi Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and then we say hello no more haven't become we welcome you to this live presentation this evening inshallah, to Allah by this night Academy, we will be launching something amazing Bismillah

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So, tonight insha Allah Let's kick off with introduction to what we are here for. We are here to discuss the concept of test gear to knifes or purification of the soul can be translated in other ways, but more about that later, for example, purification of the self purification of the ego also self development because there's yeah as as the meanings Furthermore, we will have a very special lineup this evening inshallah to Allah, we will begin with the recitation of the Quran by one of my teachers and a renowned copy of the Quran, a teacher of the Quran, Mashallah. And that's a surprise that we have in store for you this evening. And we're also going to be launching something amazing

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at the end of the session. Tonight insha Allah so do stay tuned until the end, when we will be discussing that particular launch in sha Allah, Allah. So first things first, we begin with a speech of Allah horrible, evil, Jelena. And yeah, I would encourage everyone, you have one of two options you could either follow along in the most half or in other words, your copy of the Quran. Alternatively, you could just remain silent and take in the column of Allah Subhana Allah, Allah come to the moon so that you may attain from the mercy of Allah, Allah azza wa jal so I'm not going to delay any further I have my our guests here inshallah to Allah on on cool. We have none other

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than Molina Salim gave me a salonica autolite Allah Catalina k Valhalla, Ronnie Kusama

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Atlanta santolina. It's a pleasure and privilege to have you with us here this evening. I've asked Molina to please recite for us a very important part of the Quran that we will be actually looking at very closely this evening in sha Allah and Milena was so kind to agree even though I asked him at the very last minute Alhamdulillah so Marina over to you for later for the mascara.

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You've learned us this evening and we hope and pray that Allah to Allah keep you safe and your family and whatever difficulties you may be experiencing now let Allah remove that from you. I mean Europe, I mean the same for you and older listeners and all those involved in this program as well. For a Coffee Company, take a

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Yes, hamdulillah we have been pleased this evening with this edition of one of my teachers. Cory Molina Salim Gabby who decided Sora to chumps, and specifically, the first 10 verses were focused on of surah two Shams. Now why Why were these verses focused upon? You know, why did I ask Melinda to specifically recite these verses? These verses play a pivotal role in setting the stage in setting the platform for this evening's

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presentation in sha Allah, this entire presentation about purification of the soul and what we are about to launch all has to do with these verses. So even it Allah I will commence

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Now, with going through the Tafseer of these verses, or rather more accurately a thorough translation of these verses, we'd be like Allah, because this is the only place in the entire course and we allow dialectics, nine consecutive oaths and according to how you count because you will see later in the Arabic, the ees

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possibly 11 consecutive oaths on this super heinola It is incredible that Allah azza wa jal who doesn't need to take an oath by anything ever. He takes oath off the oath in this piece to make one statement. One very important and incredible statement and this is what we are taking away from on this on this night in the letter Allah. For those of you who perhaps were waiting for this broadcast on our YouTube channel is dedicated my youtube channel is currently going through some hiccups, so, I do apologize for that. However, we are broadcasting on the Buddha Ischia YouTube channel as well as Facebook, as on internet Academy as well as our Buddha platforms in sha Allah. So, we will come

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in now with the explanation of this one, what is this one point that Allah Subhana Allah wants us to know what is it that Allah is taking nine consecutive outs for?

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Remember, when we speak, we take an oath when we really want to say something important to emphasize. Right? So we say for example, what law he I didn't do it tonight as an example or what law he will be the when when you know the when the walk comes or something to that effect.

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Why would Allah azza wa jal take an oath. So in the Qur'an, we find that Olympics in oath by various things, we only take an oath Allah, Allah azza wa jal, Allah azza wa jal takes an oath by various things, for example, while acid by time Olympics and oath by time

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what baja right one lane, these are all oaths, you know, forms of oats in liquor. And so, in this, there are various pots, these the actual instrument that Allah uses to take the oath. Sometimes it's a while sometimes it's a tear, sometimes it's a bar, sometimes it's an entire word like la Cosimo, and these are all forms of how you can take an oath, we generally would only say, voila, he because as LS creation, we can only take outs by Allah and we cannot take outs by his creation. But then, what is the point of making it, the point of making an oath is to emphasize something. But before you emphasize something, you're also taking an oath by something we only take an oath by Allah,

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Allah takes oath by various things. This in and of itself, brings importance to those matters. So for example, when unless he's well laid by the night, then that automatically draws our attention to the night. Okay, so that's two pots so far, it's the instrument. It's the thing by which Allah is taking the oath. And then there's the statement, okay, which comes usually right at the end. In this instance, in Surah, two shams, athletics, nine, or as I said before, possibly 11 consecutive oaths, nowhere else in the court and you'll find this to make one point. So let's go through it step by step. Insha Allah Allahu la mina shaytani rajim Bismillah Ar Rahman Rahim, wash em see Waldo ha ha.

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By the sun, and its brightness. Another way you can translate this is by the sun and its dawn, the dawning of the sun.

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While comedy either by the moon when it follows it, because the sitting of the moon follows the setting of the sun, when Harry either gela by the day when it brightens when it displays. So now just going back, yeah, in the very first first we see Alessi is wash MC although ha ha. Now year is we were going to have a difference in count. So if you count the first Wow, that is definitely one of the outs. That's called wireworld Qasim, right? That's an oath. But now is the second while also a separate question, or is it what you call vowel out? So for those of you who know but the DBQ there is something for you is the vowel out for is it will cause some serious differences of opinion

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about this. So you can either count this first verse as having two oaths or you can count them as having one oath and something joined to it right. So this is why I said even nine or 11 more uninsured Allah Almighty that Allah when Allah when layli either Yahushua by the night when it covers it or when it Dawkins right was summer warm Habana by the sky and the one who constructed it again the the while while will cost them the first one. And then the second one is either will

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Wow, oh it is another instrument of the point is just to show you that one after the other I'll let analytics and oath by these videos phenomenon was sama Bana by the sky and the one who constructed it or built it. And then Allah says well out of the woman, ah ha ha, and by the earth and the one who spread it. And of course, that is a lot. One fcms aware and by the soul, and the one who proportioned it right now in Arabic, they have various words for knifes, you can say knifes in some instances, and they have certain nuances of meaning, then you have a rule in other instances and those have nuances of meaning, but they don't they're not identical even though when we translate

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them into English you end up with the same word. Like for example you have hot right you have cold which is hot and then we translate to it for ad also as hot but they have different connotations and nuances of meaning in the Arabic language so this this knifes the soul well I'm so we're her and the one who proportion it who fashioned it, who made it as it is how did he make it for Alabama half Jew raha water cola and then he inspired it he installed within it for jus raha. You will see the translation uses its wickedness, what toccoa and its righteousness. I prefer to translated as he inspired it with its potential for wickedness and its potential for righteousness. So both within

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every soul, there are two potentials, there's the potential to be better than the melodica. And then there's the potential to be worse than Shelton for example. Right? Those potentials have been given to us by Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, Allah did not force us to go either way, he just gave us the potential. So what is this statement, this profound statement that would justify nine or 11 consecutive oaths by Allah Subhana Allah Allah in the Quran? What could that possibly be? Subhana Allah, this is the statement Alessi is

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by the F Lucha man zakka. So this part Yeah, grammatically we call this the job will pass him. This is the response of the earth. Like when we say well law he I'm going to be there on time, then the world law he is the earth the person or the being by which we take the oath of Allah and then this the job will pass on this the thing that we actually trying to say and emphasize and that is that will be there on time. So what is it that Allah Allah wanted to say, after taking nine or 11 consecutive oats? Allah azza wa jal wants to tell us by the afla, Harmon zakka, that certainly the one who Zakah makes teskey have it any the soul, the one who makes Tesco purifies the soul. The

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other translations as well, the one who nurtures the soul, because the word zakka, right, the word zakka means not only to clean, but it also means to grow, right? Zakah also means to grow. So a way to translate this that you'd be absolutely perfectly in line is successful is the one who grows it successful is the one who nurtures it successful is the one who develops it in what we speaking about that it the soul, the self successful is the one who develops the self weight. That term sounds familiar. Today, this is called self development. But in Islam, this self development is far more, you know, far more fulfilled and rich than just habits that you do on a daily basis, or just

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your productivity, you know, Islamic self development or what we call teskey to knifes consists of reforming the self, by growing the potential for good and keeping all the negative qualities, the harmful qualities that all exists within us that have been placed there by Allah Subhana Allah by to keep that at bay, and to learn to gain control over that, for example, like you have a tendency to become angry, the tendency was placed there by Allah. But the outburst of anger has not been placed there by Allah. So then, you know that concept of learning to control your angle anger management, that's part of does get enough and the idea that you generally have equality to be generous, but you

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could subdue your generosity and become stingy. So you have the potential, but you choose to go the other way. But when you nurture that quality to become generous, and you your generosity exudes from you, this is part of does get enough of purification of the soul. So it is nurturing

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or developing the good qualities and it is keeping or learning to control the negative qualities by the athlete Harmon zakka. How successful is that one? Now what type of success is this? This is not just talking about Junior success. This is not just talking about like, Oh, you have a fancy house in a fancy car and you have a good job and no, no, no, this fly half from the word fella is a very special type of success. It's a very, very special type of success. This is the word which farmers used to use Fila is the way that farmers used to use to indicate that the crop or rather the harvest is ready now, the crop is no longer under threat, because for the entire time that that crop was

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busy growing and he was planting it and he was nurturing it and he was looking after it, there was always the risk that the fields could burn, or that cold weather could come and ruin the crops. So there's always that risk, but the day of the harvest when they eventually cut the harvest the crops basically, that day, they say it is fallow because now the risk of failure is no longer present. In other words,

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failure is such a success after which failure is impossible. So this is talking about success not only in this life, but the eternal success of the year after, but after Hammond zakka successful is the one who purifies it.

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What are the Hoberman the Sangha, and indeed harbor will be a failure or be a loser will be a complete waste. For the one who does Sahar chooses to install that soul with corruption chooses to let that soul go and just follow its basic desires and just follow everything that it you know, we use a word Yeah, we use a word colloquially, we say less, that it chooses to pursue every craving, every desire, even when it is against the wall and desire of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Rather, it's against the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala, I should say, that is the failure. So if we don't take, if we don't rein in on our knifes, then we will find ourselves in a huge problem, because then

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we might end up being a failure, the concept and the process of deska to knifes means that we are striving for success that is in line with what Allah wants for us. It will make us better people because it's self development. And we will be successful not only here in this world with other people, but we will be successful in the year after, because when you are successful in the after, that is the success after which there is no possibility of failure, you can be the richest person in the world, you can be the most famous person you can be the most powerful person in this dunya it means nothing. Unless your success carries over to the year after. May Allah make us successful. So

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without a shadow of a doubt, the concept of test gear to nafsa the purification of the cell is extremely important in Islam. Now, from that we can then ask, okay, we learned what the Quran says about does get enough. Now we want to know what does the Sunnah of the Prophet Sall eliassen teach us where does this fit into Islam? That's really the question, because I remember growing up and I heard about this get enough for the first time and I thought, What is this? Right, we heard about the kind of Eman we heard about the five pillars of Islam. We this does get enough fit in and why have I never heard of it? Surely it cannot be that important. And then I picked up a book and I

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started reading about it. So when I really got into this, you know in terms of just learning and gaining some insight regarding this. This was one of the best explanations that I personally got from the late monitor that will hafeez Maki, Rahim Mahalo to Allah and a little bit more about him later in sha Allah. He was in Cape Town, and he used to give this particular darts this particular explanation of Ischia. So

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I chose to go with this same explanation because I think it's so apt, it fits it into the framework of Islam and we can really understand where this whole thing fits in and how important it is really. So we heard about the Hadith Jew video, right? I'm sure many of us have either read this Hadith, or we have.

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We have heard it in a lecture, but it's it's quite a well known Hadeeth because it's so fundamentally important. Scholars have attributed this with, you know, delineating the framework of Islam, because in it jabril la salat wa salam comes to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam in the form of men. Now it was strange with the Sahaba because when he came into the company in Medina, no one recognized him, but he also didn't look like a traveler, because he wasn't fast covered and disheveled. He looked clean. In fact, he is described as having

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vt black, so no dust in the hair. And he's described as having very white clothing, so they were a bit perplexed. Furthermore, he comes in and he goes to sit right in front of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam. He's nice against the needs of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, and he places his hands in his thighs. And he starts asking him questions. And he asks him, Mal Eman and his different narration some put a man first at this point Islam first, but the Hadith is authentic, right? It's narrated by Muslim For example, He says mal Islam, what is Islam? And then the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam responds and he says, and it is basically the five pillars of Islam and I do you

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know this one, it is an duchateau La ilaha illa Allah and Muhammad Rasulullah welcoming Salah Isaiah with the Summa Ramadan, jailbait, in estado de la Sevilla. okama. Paul, he says, Islam is to make the Shahada publicly, it is to praise Allah gives aka FOSS in the month of Ramadan, and perform Hajj once in your lifetime. If you are able to write that's a bit extra that I added the for the sake of our understanding. Those are the five pillars of Islam, we memorize them when we were kids Alhamdulillah.

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When you know the Sahaba were really public to in Djibouti, who they didn't know at the time was the video. He then says of the prophets I said I'm so doctor, you have spoken the truth. So the Sahaba said,

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You know what's happening here? He this person, he's asking a question. And then he responds, you know, by saying your spoken the truth, like what does he think he is in it? That's I'm sure what they were thinking. But the question that carries on, and he says mal Eman? What is he man? And as I told you, sometimes it's the swan first sometimes it's that one first. And then the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam says, and to me Nabila he melodica de Vaca to be here Rosalie abellio mill aerobill. Heidi Heidi here shadow him in a light Allah Eman is to believe in Allah, His angels, his messengers, his books to believe in the last day and to believe in kata and kata right. That

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everything the good of it and the bad of it is in the destiny of Allah subhanho wa Taala to basically summarize, so those are what we known what we know as the six Arcana of Eman, the six pillars of faith. But it didn't stop there. And unfortunately, this is where we generally think things stop. Most people think okay, that's, that's the most important and he asked more questions. He said, My son, and this is what I have on the slide here for you. I said, My son even said, Tell me about your son because this is the real relevant part for what we want to discuss. And then the Prophet alayhi salatu wa sallam he told him and dabboo de la haka and Nikita hufa lm de Quinta ra

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hufa in Abuja rock, it is to worship Allah. Now I'm going to change that with the for the moment. I prefer the word it is to serve Allah subhana wa tada like a servant. Because in the word a bad you find the root latent the etymology of it and bad. And ABD is more aptly translated as a slave or servant than it is translated as a worshiper, which means somebody, somebody who doesn't act of devotion. And there's always an app. So it is entire Buddha law, it is to serve Allah subhanho wa Taala. Cat and Nikita who, as though you see a law for a lambda Quinta, who, but if you are unable to serve Allah to Allah like that, for inner who Yurok then for the very least, with certainty that

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Allah azza wa jal sees you. So that is an it's a very difficult thing to translate. Sometimes it's translated as excellence or virtue, but the reality is, it's it's that definition. It's exactly what the prophet Allah Azza wa sallam said, it's that quality of our relationship with Allah, we everything we do, we do it as though we can see a lie in front of us, you know, what would we be like? Had we seen a lie in front of us all the time when we speaking to our spouse, when we dealing with our kids, when we discussing among one another? How would we be how would our behavior How would our character be, that's it.

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And if you aren't able to do it to that level, then imagine if throughout our day, every single day, all the time, we behaved as though with certainty we believe Allah Allah is watching our every move, whether we are alone, in private and in secret in the middle of the night, whether we are with others in company in the middle of a busy street, San is either the one the high one, like we explained already or this one, which is also high. It is to basically be convinced that Allah is watching you all the time, that sand and this quality, this quality of sun is way this test concept fits into. So if you look at this little diagram here, you will notice that three questions and they

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are

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questions as well like, when is the hour and then what are the signs of the hour? So that's also important but it forms part of Eman which was already asked. So we notice that the three questions form three very, very broad topics Eman and Islam and Sn. Now in Eman, the topic of Eman. This discussion developed over time and it became a dedicated science dedicated discipline in the study of Islam that we know as the head or we know as aqeedah. Right. The study of Eman became known as the heydo Akita. In that science in the discipline we learn everything that we need to know about who allowed to lie is and everything else about the Christian that God elicits Islam asked in that

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Hadith By the way, after he finished, he got up and he left and the prophet SAW Some say to the Sahaba going, look, you know, go and find him and then nobody could find him and then he said number do you know who that was? Say now I'm gonna say Allahu wa rasuluh alum, Elaine is messaging obese, and he says, This is gpdo Heather gibreel Atacama Lima, calm Dina calm. This is the video, he came to teach you your deen. So from that we actually see that this is a comprehensive picture of what Deen is supposed to be. Islam, which is the five pillars can be extended to all the aspects of a bad, including how we transact, including how we earn in Spain, including how we inherit, including

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how we get married to get divorced, etc. So that's Islam. And this obviously then furthered further into into study, we it became known as the science of physics and the various aspects of the science of physical. So we we did a sango did that just disappear? No, that didn't disappear. Sand eventually became what we know today as far as getting naps. And there are other names as well, like there's a wolf. And what's the difference between Tesla and Tesla? That's a very important discussion that we unfortunately won't have time for tonight. But don't worry, it is something that we will cover a long story short is that Tesla is the process itself, right the process without any

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bells and whistles? We asked so what is the formalization of that process and of course, that came convoluted with many other things and can mix with many other things. And this is why it's such a difficult term to deal with today because for some people the alarm bells in the near term, but whatever alarm bells go off for them that sort of shouldn't go off with them deskah because this is something that comes from the Quran and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam directly and the teachings of it come from our scholars directly as well. So these are the three major topics. This is then further elaborated we acid Eman is belief then sn is developed is is basically

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divided into two which is character and the soul itself. In other words, your relationship with other humans and your relationship with Allah, that's character and your knifes and then Islam has to do with our deeds, which can further be looked at as our transactions so you don't just think of a bad debt but more on that as well. So that is Islam now I know many of us would have heard of beliefs and transactions and deeds and so forth. But how many of us have given special attention in a discipline? We we get a full journey from the very beginning till the end as far as our soul and developing our soul is concerned, our our knifes and developing that nuts growing that potential for

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good and keeping those bad qualities at bay. How many of us have actually tackled that head on in a systematic way? Much like we've learned filk and Akita and so on. This is exactly what we speaking about tonight the importance of this in terms of preparing for Ramadan because Allah He I haven't found a more profound Ramadan in my life except that it was Ramadan involved directly with a process of desert to knifes. And that's that's the story that I really want to share before I hand over to our esteemed guests in the light Allah. How does one purify one's soul? It's not just wishful thinking. And it's not just to and it's not just the good and it's not, you know, these an entire

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discipline, the genre of literature Subhanallah if you go to an Islamic library, an entire section will be about us getting laughs We scholars like Mr. Muhammad Ali mm, no even even Rob Raja Bell Hambali, even even Tamia and even him and other scholars. You know, many, many scholars have written about this because it's such an important discipline. We they take us through a journey from learning about sincerity, learning about the heart, learning about the different types of hearts that you get learning about the diseases of the heart, like anger, and hatred and lying and envy and jealousy, and love of dunya and they also teach us about the cures for those diseases, which is the

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best part about the sciences. We will learn how to tackle our weaknesses head on. Right? I came to learn because if that's good enough

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I have a I have a tendency to to anger very quickly. It's built into my nature that some people call it bilious nature etc. Like say Nakamura Joanne, for example, he had that tendency, but look was a noun where he might ask you to knifes and that very quality became such an amazingly positive quality for him. It me like that I also hope in sha Allah, that was my new daughter. And following the process of Tasha it can become a positive quality for me that will turn into something that we call confidence and something that we call, you know, strength for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah, but at least I know about my one of my weaknesses. I have many, many, many weaknesses. I'm just

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admitting one because I've spoken about many times, but do you know your weakness? Do you know what your bad qualities? Do you have a plan on how to get through them and how to work through them and keep them in check. Do you know what your positive qualities are? And how you can nurture them and grow them and you know how you can use Ramadan for this very purpose. This is what we want to speak about inshallah, in Ramadan gone by. I spent one Ramadan in Africa, with Monaco hafeez Mackie in parkwood Masjid Cape Town, South Africa, which was a phenomenal experience. We taught us all about this concept of desert enough's. And what was beautiful about it was is sticking to the Quran and

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Sunnah of Rasulullah saw some and trying to show us that no funny business, you know, no, questionable acts and so on. So that was quite a profound experience for me. Another one of my most amazing Ramadan's is when I speak with multicam aladeen, Ahmed in Stanger, and many of those were the four that ethic if they would share the same sentiment that that is one of the best Ramadan's of the life, because of the intense program of task yet in us, it was learning about as guests of this lecture after lecture of the lecture. And then practical implementation in terms of tackling your your weaknesses and growing your strings head on with F car with a bad debt and so on. So that they

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you might miss the service because it's a very formal program, there's a shift and so on. But the concept is universal. A lot of people have a problem with that concept of having the shadow the teacher and he is explaining and so that's fine. It's not wired up, it's not compulsory for you to go that route Alhamdulillah that's great. And it's a very dangerous route to go down because there are so many pitfalls, but don't ignore the teachings because the teachings come from the Quran, and they come from Rasulullah sallallahu sallam. So our advice tonight is to highlight the importance of the importance of test get enough now and start your journey towards Ramadan. so that by the time

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you get to Ramadan, your soul has gone through some deformation and is the most ready to accept the great gifts that Ramadan has to bring for us inshallah, to Allah. I have given everyone here okay, I can't show the book because of the colors of the book it's going to distort but I've I've sent a link for this book purification of the soul so most of you in fact, I think all of you would have received that if you haven't, you'll find it in the description below.

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You're welcome to read that book by yourself and just try to implement everything and if that's what you choose to do Bismillah write consult scholars where you you know a bit confused by Go for it. That's an excellent work right? I gave it to a family member recently and they they just couldn't get enough of it they need like a few lines a day Subhanallah because it's by senior scholars of Islam even with a manager Xia Mohammed Allah has an even Raja well, humbly, these are amazing scholars and the work they have access to in the Arabic language are profound. This is just a snippet snippet of it in the English language, but you will benefit from that inshallah. If you want

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to go through a formal class a formal course, then don't go away because I'm going to launch his navicat dummies first official online course with a very different from other online courses because this one is going to be live in the light Allah. I'm going to speak a bit more about that after I bring on our esteemed guests, inshallah so to officially introduce our guest, Chef Ibrahim Gabriel's is the Imam of measure Robbie for the liberation of magical oxide mobarak beautiful name for the masjid Masha. Allah is the former president of oxa, also the former president of the Muslim Judicial Council. He's now the current president of the eliquids Foundation. The only thing missing here is

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president of South Africa and hopefully that will come soon between like to Allah, and he's also the founder of digital outcome, Islamic High School, which I had the privilege to be part of the fundraising events for for quite some time at hamdulillah. And, yes, it's always a pleasure for me because when I when I think of Sheikh Ibrahim GVO, I think of a role model. I think of this as a mentor. Is is really been an inspiration to me since when since sacri, I can remember so heinola and even as a student of

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Even as a qualified student of the insert to speak, his character and his relationship with the oma has always been a source of inspiration for myself. So I decided I'm going to ask you who brought him who's also a deep level of the process of getting us to join us here this evening for a few minutes. So Bismillah Sheikh Ibrahim,

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really appreciate you coming here this evening. So I didn't want to take any of your time more than I have already actually. So please give us some nasty half.

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Sugar smilla Rahmanir Rahim.

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O salat wa salam O Allah.

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side in our Habibi now Mohammed in Salah Lima Salaam, officially Saturday, basically Emery aka the militia for globally honorable unexpected moolah, your shirt and honorable Indian mothers and fathers and sisters and brothers and uncles. I greet you with a universal greetings of love in peace and Miss Estella Mali.

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Alhamdulillah we think Allah subhanho wa Taala all the leaders that are less bestowed upon us. We almost have a hunger to live again having the burqa

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is nice.

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Pink and I my first reminder to all of you is to increase your self worth and our beloved Nabina Muhammad Lisa to Salaam because the whole week they are melodica taking your cell over to the city lab but on a Friday night. Tomorrow, little job on Thursday night and Friday day. The melodica not only take your solo to the studio, but they present your solo work lesson learned. And they mentioned your name and the name of your father. So the handle so maybe one piece.

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Tonight we speak about the Skittle loop the purification of the heart

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and is that it's all about preparing ourselves for the month of Ramadan alone with

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our beloved Debbie Mohammed Lisa to Islam used to say right from the beginning from Raja Aloma vertical NRP. Raja worshiping.

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Allah put Baraka blessings for us in the month of March in the month of Shabbat, and please grant us to be alive and to witness another month of Ramadan.

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At least it wasn't the only big.

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He also prepared himself spiritually. for the month of Ramadan, he used to fast more in the middle of Russia. And he used to fall even more more in the shop and some of these habits in law used to pass

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them sometimes

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in preparation for the month of Ramadan. So tonight we're speaking about the purification of our arms, in preparation for the month of Ramadan. And the preparations to meet Allah subhanho wa Taala. We have noticed now with the COVID-19 that so many people around us that were healthy, they are gone. They went to meet a lot younger than us, more younger than us.

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So maybe once the purification of the heart is so crucial, it is so important that our beloved Nabi Muhammad said to us in the future that the Buddha is our son, Solomon, just to call you in, please keep attention.

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Please give your attention to bccls Lula, indeed, and certainly,

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each one of us

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is a lot of

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that lump of flesh is pure, and good, and collect and sound. And then the rest of the body will also be pure, and good and correct and sound. In other words,

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God is purified in the artist correct. Then all your parts of the body will also be correct. For example, your eyes thought of your body. You won't look at her on your own. You won't look at pornography. If you look at pornography, that means there's no you're artists 34 feet, because that's the part of the body

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is that lump of flesh is 14 then the whole body will also be fulfilling dirty.

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The tunnel is part of your body because of the pureness of your heart. This tongue will only speak good no bad

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No backbiting, no insulting people, not hurting people, but your turn. So my handle, so and the rest of us mean,

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we need to give full attention to this part of our lives, the purification of art, we need to admit that we are neglected this important part of our journey to almost have a hand written and listen to another hand is a very important idea personally listen to him, even though he

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will not keep up with

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our does not look at your outward appearances, or you're white or black, or you're, you know, African, beautiful, he doesn't look at these things, what type of clothes are you wearing, and Allah doesn't look at your wealth. But Allah simply looks at your art.

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Your art can imagine, I was looking at your art, and I was looking at your good deeds. This is a truism. So many words we need to monitor and can check our hearts on a daily basis, like people that are diabetic that are checking checking their sugar levels on a daily basis, because they don't want to put themselves in danger. Likewise, we need to check our hearts and monitor our hearts on a daily basis. We knew you need to fill our hearts with the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala you know, I will always remember my sister has been which I eat. And she's she's originally Egyptian, but she grew up in the United States of America. And she is my sister and all the sisters in the world. And all the

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men in the world they are my brothers and my sisters. So yes, Mabel Jade. She says

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this if you go to a petrol station to fill up your car,

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but actually we're

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tracking onto the

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GDP, atomic of the pizza station, you see this and notice it's a special orange juice

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says imagine not using okay, because there's a special you got to put orange juice in your car instead of people what is going to happen you can damage and destroy the engine of your car. This is no Likewise, if you put

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anything else in that specific part of your art that belongs to Allah, then you can have damage and destroy your heart of love as well. So my dear ones, going back to the point of checking and monitoring our hearts it takes me back to my students, they in Madina munawwara So besides studying at the University of Medina, I, I just loved to have to sit in the in the in the heart of knowledge to get the settings in the circles of knowledge at the feet of the Medina, nobody in the message of the land.

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And you're either this great story or incident that happened in the time of Russia in the message of Rasulullah.

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And that is that the wrestle Alicia to tozawa sitting with these honorable and green Sahaba. And so so so one of them came in late, and the water was

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from his beard of the zoo. And as he was coming under a seamless it will be an agenda he is of the people of the agenda.

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Okay, everybody's next day at the same setting the same person can again lit Unless Unless it again, who I mean, he is about people. And the third day it happened again. So one of the Sahaba wanted to know what is this man doing so special than that as soon as it is getting to gender? Because

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he's going to Germany.

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I want to find out what is he doing so special. So you requested from that man to stay with him. And the man said, okay, you can stay with me for three days and three nights.

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And the first night, he was waiting home I didn't sleep is waiting for this man to stand up. And he's going to do something special. And that's why it was probably he's going to gender and and the Sahabi stood up about a half an hour before friendship. And then we went for Virgin and he set himself on the water and it will do something special. Tomorrow night came the same thing happened. The third night came and the same thing happened. And then he even said look, the reason why I requested from you to sleep with you to be with you to stay with you. I wanted to know what are you doing so special. So let's say that you are going to use other people agenda. So he said he's not

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doing much except for every night before he goes to sleep in cleans

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During the heart of any anger for any Muslim, over any person in any Tennessee, any dislike

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any bad thoughts about any Muslim alone. So my dear ones, maybe that is where we need to start in our preparations. And the Ramadan, we need to clean our hearts of any, any dislike of any other Muslim,

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we don't have a place in our heart to eat, and to dislike any Muslim, we only have place in our hearts

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to love and respect each and every person. So

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this is the time to clean our hearts and purify the heart of another disease. And that is anger and materials.

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That is this is a disease that we need to spend some special time on the serious man, you know, serious time? How can we clean ourselves and purify our hearts? Oh, that disease of anger.

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You know, then that that part of our lives is so important than a loss of 100 lives scenes. It explains to us the quality of the people, the people that will go to the ducking, and we know the Ramadan is all about becoming of the turkey. And one of the qualities of the token Alesis what cow the mean and the Libra people that control the anger. So my dear ones, we need to purify our hearts. Oh, that anger. You know, next time when we are about to become angry, then think deep about

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and think.

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And remember that Allah is actually looking at you.

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And remember the hadith of Rasulullah.

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Mohammed says, Lisa Shanti Devi surah

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the strongest person is not the person that can pick up another human being and keep him in the know the strongest person is a person at the time of anger that you can control themselves Is that okay? Mohammed, someone live listen to somebody at once. Well, luckily, the time doesn't allow us. But my advice to you is work on this disease, purify your heart, and clean your heart. And it's known when you slip up and you become angry, you can become angry with your wife or your husband or your children or everybody then unbeliev ourselves and say to that person, I asked you big mouth, I was wrong. As soon as this other end in that week, I asked him off.

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Another disease that we need to purify our hearts from is the disease of selfishness.

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People are people that our shelf is they only wanted to bump themselves.

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Only earlier I have important I am important nobody else. And I don't worry about other people. I don't worry about the condition of humanity. I don't worry about the youth in the community. I don't worry about the condition of the oonline No, that must change.

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We must have the quality of

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experience the people of Medina, they

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love themselves.

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So be generous, be generous. And I just

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recently, one of our letters. That's a lady from from from Syria, that she's got a lot of wisdom. This is generous. It's not only be generous with money, not not generous also means he says, and I really I really appreciated this generous is also that if people ask you anything, you just say Guess

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what, like, we recently had our early intervention. He wasn't the first people if you're asking something, you would say no problem, no problem, I will do it. That is also being generous. But my dear ones, my time is over In conclusion I want to say

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coming back to the purification of the heart, always see LLB degree learning

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in it is with the remembrance of Allah, that you will find tranquility and peace in your heart and the greatest Vicar, the greatest form of victory. So I want to say to you leading up to the month of Ramadan, the month of the Quran, at least spend five minutes on a daily basis you will see the difference and then all the other forms of littles law. Lexi will handle a lot more

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And you know, and so the handle the handle, but I still want to say to you one of our great Oliver from Medina to Nova Scotia TT, he says one of the best ways to prepare yourself for food for seasons, like for example, Ramadan is to do a lot.

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That is where I'm going to end. But the ones from today onwards until Ramadan, take your test be and say 200 times, 500 times, or even 1000 times even more. So a lot of stuff in the last couple of months. And by doing that, you will not only prepare yourself for the month of Ramadan, but you will purify your heart. Just listening to me will grant us that this Ramadan is going to be the best Ramadan for all of us. And in conclusion, we wish that the new course it will be done by or honorable it starts with the purification of the soul towards preparing for Ramadan, all of us, that course is going to be a great success. We all have

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a long life to serve this man. And humanity at large was the molecule much bottom line where

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I can sit down with

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her and much appreciated we just want to know when will we get to add the title President of the Republic of South Africa as well.

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So

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not to be so much detail for the president such as

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America.

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We're very, very fortunate to have shakey Brian with us this evening. Now for the good news. Right. So again, like I said, number one, I've shared the link to the book, the purification of the soul compiled from the works of even Raja hanbali, even Kamal, Josie and Mohammed Al ghazali, you can find that in the description. You can read this book yourself, but please, if that's the option you're going to take, go for it, read it and implement inshallah just a page to a day. Alternatively, there are many online lectures and discussions on the beautification of the heart beautification of the soul, self development back in the Islamic paradigm of course, if that's the

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option that you want, go for it. But tonight we are launching our first official live online course details under the academy we have 10 sessions till the month of Ramadan, which will consist of 160 minute live session per week on a Monday from eight o'clock until nine o'clock inshallah to add, and that starts this Monday, the 22nd of February.

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Then we also have three live online question and answer sessions that we will take that will be taking place on Google meat. So in other words, I want all the students who are interested to come and gather in one spot and we can actually have a discussion among one another. And we've allocated three topics, personal struggles with self development, couples struggles with self development, and family struggles with self development. Those sessions will take place on a Tuesday night in the night either on the ninth of March, the 23rd of March and the 16th of April, why so far apart? Because in between, we're going to be learning more content. inshallah, right, that's the first

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thing that's the live course details we move on, what are you going to learn? So you heard Sheikh Ibrahim and all the important issues that we need to get a grasp with as far as our purification is concerned. In this course, you will learn about the fundamentals of desert enough's as opposed to just getting a topic now and then a formal program we'll use this as our textbook purification of the soul. Right? We will use that as a textbook. And we're going to be learning about the love of Allah, love of Allah's Messenger, how to recognize the diseases of the heart, and this is the very, very important step right? Do you know your weaknesses? Do you know your strengths, learn the

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causes, as well as the accused, purifying your intentions for actions. Anger Management, as Shakib Ryan just alluded to now, controlling the tongue, increasing the quality of your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala with his messenger and with humanity, like that's what you will learn. Now this might be a bit small, but I'll go through them but by but they will be doing live online sessions. As I said, this includes seven hours live and it will be on demand video afterwards, this will not be public. So this will be via private link. And we will share them with all those who they just the registration link is in the description as well. We will also have all of the above I don't

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think I'm even going to go through all of that. I'll just mention some of them certificate of completion.

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You'll get the free ebook and the option to purchase the free ebook if you haven't if you haven't already, there will be audio recordings of the lessons and you will have access to it for the rest of your life inshallah, so you'll always be able to revise as far as the teachings are concerned. Who is this course designed for? I've highlighted young professionals and high school and university students. I think I come across as sort of academic

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to them and that type of personality, if I can call it that, but others will also definitely benefit because of how this course is structured appearance, couples, and new Muslims if that's how you want to approach the course Bismillah by all means, and of course, there's benefits for everyone in Charlotte Island.

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So now is the cost. Before I speak about the cost, let me first say that there are free options available. Also, the free options, if you look online at Muslim Central, there's a free course on deskera to nefs and the purification of the soul absolutely free on Muslim Central as a pre recorded lesson very formally structured, Mashallah excellent work, that's a free option for you. A version of this course will be conducted by myself and adapted for the voice of the cape during the month of Ramadan inshallah, to Allah. So if you want that free option for myself does that as well, this online option out even is going to be only 35. Then position when I told somebody about this, they

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said, Wait, how is that possible, this is like ridiculous for the type of work that you're putting in. I said, Look, I want as many people as possible to participate. And I don't want this to be about money, although there are costs that I need to cover. So unfortunately, we have to add that this is per household, not per person. So one household will get the link, and that entire household will be able to have that link in sha Allah right. So 35 Rand position for that household.

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If you choose to do the entire course in pay upfront, you get that for 300. And so that's 50 grand off, okay. And it's also for the entire household. And then the one that sort of like the the Platinum package, it's 700 grand for the entire course, because along with a printed copy of the books, you'll actually get a printed copy of the book as well, you'll also get a private one on one online session, we will look at your specific journey, and which of the concepts apply to you and your family the most and how you can tackle that. And of course, there'll be additional benefits going forward after that be in the lighter either. So this is the important thing, right? In every

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courses I've ever taught with is a cost. This is a clause that I include, which says if able, in other words, if you really want to do this and you cannot afford 55 then position for these the incisions or the other options, then the ease another option in which we will get you a sponsorship for the course. And you don't even need to explain yourself to us. Because this is not about money, primarily right? We want everyone to really take the journey of deskera to knifes purification of the soul being the light Allah. Now for the legislation, the formality, register with the link in the description below, you will see there are two links. The second link is the one for the

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registration form. Or you can go to Abu deskera.co.ca or you can just watsapp me for the registration link. inshallah. And the rest of the details will be on the if you have any questions. Now you're more than welcome to to ask those. There was one question here that I saw about we can you attain

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literature regarding these topics. So this is the book that I made available. But if that's too basic for you best one to get something a bit more advanced, you're more than welcome to look online for for online purchases, and in a very good bookshop in Cape Town called 10. Back to books in Athlone. And you can find some really good topics, study some really good literature on the topic. And even the works of Omaha's elite has been translated as well, especially the summarized form of these alumi Dean, but there are so many books on this. The point here is not about which book to read. It's about taking a journey. This is not like a novel you don't need it and okay once upon a

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time, and then they lived happily ever after. This type of

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topic does get to knifes. I mean, if I think about it, I give one topic to wise anger named the next week so but then the next week, those are all parts of desiccated knifes. But now, if you never get it in a systematic fashion altogether, then unfortunately, it's difficult puzzle to put together by oneself. And if you read it in a book, and you just delete it from cover to cover, and you don't actually implement every single lesson that you that you get through and it's not explained well enough, then it's never a reality. It's just something you know, but not something that you've lived and experienced. And that is what I want for me while I love him. I chose this first and foremost

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because I want to take this journey again. I want to deform myself I want to become a better Muslim for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah And I thought, why not share that and allow others to come along this journey with me. So if you do want to come along with me on this journey, then please be in the light to Allah do register and you're welcome to take any of the options including the other three options that I mentioned that can Muslim Central Neela very importantly,

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The topic that we started off here tonight with was the purification of the soul towards preparing for the month of Ramadan.

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Shaykh Gabriel's already covered something he said what's the purpose of Ramadan? What's the objective of Ramadan it is taqwa of Allah cantata Koon. a way you can think of the journey of Tesla to neffs is a practical methodology for how I can become of them with nothing. So this objective aligns directly with that objective of Ramadan, put course aside, put

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registration aside with all of that aside, my sincere naseeha to myself and to all of us. Life is very, very short. We've seen this over and over again, we don't know if you're going to reach Ramadan, let alone if you're going to have another Ramadan after this. Let us make the Nia tonight that this Ramadan will be the base that Ramadan of our lives. I look forward to seeing you for the rest of the course in sha Allah And for those of you who decided to wait for any other options Bismillah May Allah to Allah guarantee that they'll speak and the guidance and the strength and the consistency that is the karma to see the entire journey through and not just once all the time for

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the rest of your life because it's not like a journey that comes to an end it comes to an end when we meet Allah Subhana Allah and we are successful by the afla harmans aka aka the harbormaster Sir barakallahu li walakum wa Camila Hirano sallallahu ala Sayidina Muhammad, so behind Allah Subhana Allah haemodynamic necesito La Ilaha Illa and Mr. Furukawa to be like I said Mr Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh