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to hamdulillah Al Hamdulillah salat wa salam ala and
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about one thing that is very common today
in many of the mosques and then many of the lectures, and even what has been written about
has to do with the current plight of the Muslim ummah. And actually, this kind of lectures have been going on for decades, and not something new.
Therefore, given the place, given the wars, the violence, the terrorism, everything that is going on with respect to the Muslim Ummah, today,
it may sound a little unnecessary or a little strange to all of a sudden concentrate on a topic like acid, which is our topic in these lectures has it or envy
but actually the extreme importance of this topic
cannot be denied. If we go to the Quran and Sunnah. We see that the Quran discusses and refers to the as the issue of hazards on many occasions
and demonstrates to us the importance of this concept.
So, the importance of this concept can be confirmed and hold on assume that this is something for the Muslim to wake up and realize, that indeed, this is an issue which is of extreme importance.
So first and foremost, we have the fact that
it is something stressing my grandson. So therefore we have to take it seriously. And secondly, also, and this is something Chela will develop further, as we will also develop the first point further lectures. But it is a disease hazard, or envy is a disease that is very prevalent among the Muslim Ummah today.
And unfortunately, it is prevalent among even the score is even Giamatti, even the people that do it, even the people who are working for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, we can find this disease existing among them. And even among the common people, even in some remote villages where you'd expect maybe this kind of disease to be so rampant, we find it interesting.
another thing, which is points to the extreme importance of this topic
is that the hazard or envy is something that is related to the heart,
and the rule of the heart, and the actions of the heart.
And this is something
which is core to the matter of the issues that we are living in nowadays.
as I alluded to earlier, we're facing many, many problems. And unfortunately, when we try to analyze our contemporary situation situation.
And when we try to figure out what it is that should be done and what we need to do to help ourselves and bring ourselves in the Muslim Ummah out of this current situation,
we find a lot of analysis that seems to be, at least to some extent, missing some of the core issues.
I'll just take a couple of examples from books that were written recently.
These are written by a Muslim, one of them is entitled, globalization or recolonization, the Muslim world in the 21st century.
And towards the end the work for about 10 pages.
They discuss after discussing all the plight of the Muslim woman, especially the economic plight of the Muslim Ummah,
for about 10 pages, they discuss what needs to be done to strengthen the Muslim Ummah and to to bring back the Muslim Omar to what we could call a respected situation.
In these 10 pages, they discuss things like strengthening the oyc, the organization of the Islamic conference, to build up a Muslim Monetary Fund, like the International Monetary Fund,
have a united Muslim force
that they actually call the IDF Islamic defense forces. All of these are of course secular ideas.
They don't get to the root of the problem of even discussing the issues of why for example, are Muslims fighting each other?
Why are Muslims looking towards the west and trying to import things so much from the west and so much reliance on the west?
You know, much of what the West imports are what they call, for example, America's soft power. It is things like entertainment. It's not just technology and things like that, but it is things like entertainment, that even those
or purchasing silver.
So there are some more core issues than just these kind of things that
they discussed. And another recent book called The Crossing the Christian, the rise of American evangelism and the future Muslims.
In this book, the author makes one of the points, but then the question is, what is the what does he call it open.
Speaking about terrorists, he said the terrorists divert our attention from the real, the real culprits, to the relevant parties, they make us believe that the West, particularly the US is responsible for the weakness of Muslims, which is a wrong perception. So this is a this is a very good point that he's making. He's saying that our
situation, the fight that we're facing nowadays, and not simply what the kofod are doing, but then right after that, making that good point.
He states what is the real weakness for the Muslims? Now, these are the causes of the weakness.
He says the real reason for the weakness of Islamic civilization in the post colonial period
is neither the West in general, nor the United States in particular.
But mismanagement of our society's resources and economies by the ruling elite in many countries.
So here again, we see that the analysis of the solution to the situation that the Muslims are facing is
a secular, you can call it a secular one,
just looking at the situation from a worldly perspective.
So we Muslims, of course, our our ultimate purpose, or our ultimate goal is not this life, but we're supposed to be like travelers going through this life,
we should not look at our worldly situation, or dunya situation, and expect that all of our problems and solutions can be discussed and
solved simply by looking at worldly, worldly situation. Instead, there is something much further that isn't working. And we believe in Allah subhanho wa Taala, we believe that there are other factors that are working in this creation, other than simply the material cause and effect that people talk about, and people can see in front of them in this world.
In fact, there's another headache of the process and in which the processor is describing how the different peoples or the different are going to come upon this nation. As people are invited to come and eat, from addition, they're going to come upon this nation. And it's interesting that I've heard this. And this portion of the Hadith in particular, are mentioned in a number of hotels and a number of lectures.
And the interesting thing is, they just kind of mentioned part of it, and they do not mention or they do not realize what is the whole thing in the head.
Because the head is of the processor and mentioned this, the other woman will try to come upon the Muslim woman,
one of the one of the Sahaba of the processor,
as the processor, if that would be because the number of Muslims at that time would be very small woman couldn't attend your wedding. And it will be a small group of people at that time. And the promises silom said no.
But I'm from your meeting. In fact, you will be numerous.
But you will be like the frog on the seat.
And Allah will remove from the hearts of your enemies, any kind of fear of you.
And then the process alum said when they have the fun the level.
Then the process Adam said that Allah subhanho wa Taala will cast into your hearts as one.
So the problem is not that we're small number, we're going to be large in them. So the fear in the hearts of the disbelievers will leave and all this kind of what the Allah will put in our hustle one and this is one, this is the main reason why we're facing that situation. So the Profit System was asked What is it?
And the processor then said dounia okara here's
the process, Adam said that wasn't the thing that he described that also kind of with data we'll put in our hearts of that then the policy said and said, it is love of this dunya and dislike for death,
love of this dunya and dislike for death. Now what is love of this dunya and what is dislike for death, these are actually things that are in the hearts of the individual
is a feelings or emotions that are in the hearts of the individual. He loves something. Love is an expression of something in the heart, right. So he
He loves something, what does he love? Unfortunately, he loves this to me.
And he dislikes him, he hates something, what does he hate, he hates the death, he hates the fact. Or he hates the idea of preparing and knowing that he'll have to face death. And all of this will come to an end.
So here in this headset, and also, there's other relevant edits with the quote, so that the source of our problem, for example, is not the fact that the processor did not say that at one time, you're going to be weak, and people are going to
rule over you because you're going to stop trading among yourself and start trading with the kuffaar. And not have your own economic system or something of that nature. All of these things are simply ramifications, actually, of other problems, which are the core issues.
And the main thing about them, when you look at them is that they have to do with the heart, what is in the heart of the most.
So we can say that the heart is actually the heart of the matter. The question first and foremost is what is occurring to the muscles within their hearts.
And there is a verse in the Quran, a well known verse that has had the effect in the past, to change individuals, just this one verse one, when certain people have read it, they became changed by this verse.
And this verse is an important verse, because it tells us the fact that over time actually our hearts can become
can become hardened, can become diseased. Allah subhanho wa Taala says no put on
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Allah subhanho wa Taala says has not the time arrived for the believers,
that their hearts be humbly affected by Allah's reminder and the truth which has been revealed to them. And they should not become like those to whom was given to whom were given the revelation beforehand. But long ages passed over them and their hearts grew heart. In fact, many among them are rebellious transgressive.
So here all this is kind of what God is talking to.
and reminding us that our hearts should become humble and really, almost you can say crushed to the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala and submission to the remembrance or what Allah subhana wa tada has revealed of the truth.
And we must be very careful not to become like those people who before so after a while in on the prowl was fresh when when Islam was fresh. It wasn't generation after generation growing up and seeing themselves simply as a Muslim, I grew up as a Muslim and my parents are Muslim, my grandparents are Muslim, so So therefore, it is like enable this upon them and there's no emotion, there's no, I should say there's no excitement about the fact that they are that they're Muslim. And this can happen over time. This happened to the people before us. So the hearts become hard. And we hear the Quran, it doesn't have much effect upon us because we think, okay, we're Muslim, and we
really don't have to pay that close attention.
When I'm Muslim, when when oma or any nation gets into a situation like that, then this is a very dangerous situation for that nation. And that's why this is kind of what the Allah describes both people before us who had gotten into that kind of situation will Cathedral men who own the majority are many of them are actually First of all, it will do.
Get right after this.
Right after this diversion operon Allah subhanho wa Taala leaves this door with some hope. Because even if we are facing that kind of situation, even if we see ourselves that we are a kind of our kind of people where the Quran or the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala is not having much of an effect upon us, our hearts are kind of become close to that and we're into other things we're are doing other things and excited about other things. We're no longer excited about the revelation from Allah subhana wa das.
Even when that occurs to us, Allah subhanho wa Taala. After that, as an ally you fill out the, the motif
and one of the meanings of this, that we can get from this expression that Allah subhana wa goddesses and know that Allah revives the earth after it's
part of that obviously we know that this is this can be a reference to the fact that we will be resurrected and will have to face Allah subhanaw taala. So therefore we have to be awake we have to wake up now
and change yourself before that time. But it also is a clue to the fact that Allah subhanho wa Taala can change can can revive our hearts that we
Total listen to Alison searly. Then inshallah in the same way that Allah subhanho wa Taala revives, then after this did, then inshallah Allah subhanho wa Taala will revive our hearts.
So therefore, inshallah, in today's lecture
as an introduction to the concept of hazards or envy, which we'll be speaking about, in the upcoming lectures,
I want to discuss First, the place of the heart and the worship of the heart of the heart and the central role that the heart has to play. And as I said, this is not something
that we should take lightly, this is something that we have to really think about.
And unfortunately, it is a topic for whatever reason, it is a topic that is not stressed that much nowadays among the Muslims.
In fact, if you look at our even our dowel material,
if we look at if you look at what we are presenting out there, what we are giving out there for others to learn about this.
And at the same time, even if you look at the the introductory books about Islam, written by non Muslims as well, when people think about Islam, unfortunately, since this has gotten to the state, that when people think about Islam, whether we're talking about Muslims, or whether we're talking about non Muslims, when they think we're presenting Islam,
we see that,
in general, the have a tendency to stress the outward aspects of,
you know, the five pillars, you have to pray, you have to pass and so forth. And there is some discussion, obviously, about the belief that you have to believe in a law you have to believe in the last day, believe in the foremost
there's usually very little discussion, though about
the other aspects of the heart.
Besides the belief in Allah, besides the belief in Allah, what is supposed to be in the heart of the believer?
Is it just the fact that he says, He believes in these things, and then he goes and prays and fasting, there's nothing else also which is,
which are aspects which should be in his heart and should be developed his heart, I mean, people have to be taught these things, they have to learn these things, so that they will think about them, they will recognize them, don't just think that it will be it will come to them to believe in God and the prophet in the last day, and they go and pray and fast, all of these things will also come to them.
They may come to them, maybe part of the effect of this a lot to all of these things will come to them. However, at the same time, it will be helpful for everyone.
If these things are discussed explicitly, and explain explicitly that there are certain emotions or certain feelings, certain attributes that should be in the heart of the believer, and there is no excuse for these things not to be in the heart of the believer. And in fact, if someone doesn't have some of these things in the heart, then he may not even have Islam at all, we'll discuss shortly.
So the introduction, when we talk about Islam, when we conveys them to others, we have to tell them also that Islam is not simply a belief in certain articles, and then practices but also the aspects of the heart, the actions of the heart also have to be there.
And of course, this is not just for non Muslims is not just renewables and even people who have been Muslim for a long time and our principles and our lectures and everything, we also have to keep reminding ourselves of the heart, the central role of the heart, what is healthy for the heart, which is harmful for hearts and so forth. Even the act of becoming a Muslim,
this is something which is called belief in the heart right, it is actually a belief it is not simply a belief in the mind.
But when someone becomes Muslim, it is actually changing what is in their hearts.
So even the first step of becoming Muslim actually supposed to be a change in something which is in the heart, the heart had a certain feeling or approach to something else and now it is now having a new feeling towards towards submitting to Allah.
And outward actions that we do.
Like the prayer, the fasting, the giving of charity, any of those aspects that we do, no matter how kind no matter how good they may look, actually, if those our aspects are void of what is supposed to be in the heart. Then in reality, those outward aspects are not really going to have much any effects we meet also known
as the prophet SAW, Selim has told us in the La lagen, Guru Isla
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The processor and said Verily, Allah does not look at your bodies or your shapes, but he looks at your heart
And then the process is important to his chest.
So it is not necessarily the outward aspects, first and foremost, but it is what is in the heart that is most important.
And it certainly is not. One thing is for certain it is certainly the key when we meet Allah subhanaw taala certainly not what we can amass in this world,
the world and everything that people are so concerned about in this world and even those books that I referred to earlier seem to be picking the best the key for changing the Muslim Ummah, making no money slogan, this is certainly not what we are all about and what is most important to them.
In fact, to listen to what data tells us in the Quran, in the words of Abraham,
your medallion for whom murder would have been eliminated as a work during the day when wealth and Sons of ill loved anyone, save him who brings unto Allah sound heart.
So on the day in which we meet Allah Subhana Allah
and we're all very much aware of that then what that means. On the day, when we meet Allah subhana wa tada is not going to be our wealth is not going to be our children are not going to be these things of this Junior actually, that are going to benefit us the most.
But those things are not going to be the key issue. The key issue is the one who comes to Allah subhana wa Taala with a sound heart
his heart has the proper beliefs or has the proper feelings and emotions and peace that we'll talk about. Later, inshallah. Process films also said, There is nothing more emotional, I didn't have the supima Although
the film says that the face of a person will not be sound and upright until it's hard to make sound.
The same way man I've done nothing,
you will not actually have a completely sound and correct Eman face unless what is in your heart is also sound and correct and
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the processes in the body there was a morsel of flesh, which if it is sound and holy than all the body itself, in which if it is run, all the bodies will run. And this part of the body is the heart.
In fact, when you when you think about it,
the heart is actually
the master you can see the rest of the body, the rest of the body, the actual physical act that you do, the things that you do in this physical world are the result of the commands
that come from the heart.
So the heart is the commander and the limbs and the body are like the soldiers. So therefore if the heart is good, then the thing that the body will do will be good and everything will be good. But if the heart is evil, the heart is one, then the things that the body will do will be evil.
This we find every time writing this thing that the one who studies the source of the shittier will know the relationship between the external actions of the limbs and the actions of the heart.
The deeds are not beneficial without the actions of the heart.
The actions of the heart are more of an obligation upon the person than the actions of the lives.
What he said he said the actions of the heart are more of an obligation upon the person the actions of humans doesn't mean the actions limbs are not important. But if you don't have that source, if you don't have the foundation, then what are the actions of the limbs actually going to benefit you? So therefore minifying continues he says, isn't the believer distinguished from a hypocrite? simply due to the actions in their hearts that are different from each other?
Can any Can anyone entering into Islam except by the actions of his heart before the actions of Islam
so here even reply him he is and we'll talk about this more later in time is emphasizing the fact that if you don't have what you're supposed to have in the heart,
especially the obligatory the mandatory aspects then these actually are are not worth it.
This is what distinguishes a believer from a disbeliever This is what distinguishes a true believer from a hypocrite. This is what distinguishes actually a pious person from an evil door. It all goes back to what is in the heart.
And therefore what is in the heart then will have an effect on the world also.
So, as I said earlier, as I begin the lecture, a lot of people look at the plight of the Muslim the worldly plight of the Muslim community, and they see all sorts of problems that exists within the world, of the Muslim community.
Well, in essence, that situation is caused by what is in the heart.
And this we can see by by thinking about what is what is the shittier the Sharia the law will look at that
the law will listen to what God has actually come for the benefit of mankind in both this world and India here.
We are not for example, like the the Christians will say, the kingdom is in the next world and therefore, they don't really have the laws and the religion to lead them in this life. Unless Kingdom if you are if you want to sit like this, it is both to be implemented here and also an imperfect form in the here. So lots of henna with the Allah in the end His revelation to the public also system has given us guidance for the external actions of life.
But for the external actions to be completely proper, and to be sound and to be in for people to be led to what will be beneficial for them in this life, the source of the root of what is in the heart has got to be
so listen handle Watada and the revelation has given us both what we need for the heart, as well as what we need for the external needs. So we have what is in the on the heart, inshallah will follow the external deeds properly. If we don't have what is in the heart, then
once we don't have what is in the heart, then we find it difficult to abide by what we're supposed to abide by with respect to the external. So then when we don't abide by those external genes, then we do all sorts of wrong and harmful actions and then the Muslim woman becomes weaker and weaker and weaker. And then we can see the pride of the Muslim woman as we see today.
So for example, the situation the kind of things like drinking alcohol or Cummins in and so forth, if the feelings that are supposed to be in the heart are there in the heart, then the person will stay away from this.
But if the feelings that are supposed to be in the heart are not there,
then the person will easily be overcome by the things, you'll get engaged in these things.
And those evils have other ramifications for society and cause other evils in society, and so forth. In essence, what we have to think about is the place of the heart towards the heart, and how the heart has to be made sound. This is essential for us as individuals, it is essential for us as a Muslim community.
You know, when Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks in the Quran about the disbelievers about those people who are away from Allah subhanho wa Taala and not enjoying the benefits of the beauty of this religion and the benefits of the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala.
You'll see that Allah subhana wa Taala describes them very often by their hearts, what is in their hearts, or what is the nature or the status of their hearts, without quoting all the verses just for the sake of time. We see for example, that Allah subhanaw taala describes the hearts of the unbelievers in 10 different ways.
And these aren't various verses sometimes more than one description is given in different verses.
So for example, in the opening verses and sort of the dakara
Allah subhanho wa Taala describes the hearts of the disbelievers as being sealed.
In surah, Allah and Anam Allah subhana wa tada describes their hearts as being dead. And sort of Mohammed verse 29, Allah subhana wa tada describes the hearts as being diseased. And he says that the hearts are closed and the hearts have narrow. And then we'll talk within the hearts are rusted and Roman and revoker. Again, the hearts are hardened in a Toba their hearts are turned away. And in fact, their hearts are zyliss, zealous for the age of ignorance and they desire the time of ignorance. And sort of Allah subhanaw taala describes their arts as refusing to know.
So lots of animals God is describing the disbelievers and all of these different places upon by what by their heart.
So this is 10 different actually more than 10 different places to put on. And what you're listening to what God is describing first and foremost, what is the disbeliever it has to do with what is in his heart.
And so all this man with Allah gives us all of these different descriptions.
And again, we have to learn from what Allah subhanaw taala is telling us and we have to be very alert when we read the book.
So let's run with that.
is describing all of this about the hearts of the display.
And also many places Allah subhanaw taala describes the hearts of the blue, what is what this is telling us? Or what we should get from this.
This issue, what is the heart and how is the heart and what is the health in the state of the heart, this is a central, many times, people for example, they think about their physical, the physical health of their of their hearts, and they try to make sure that their their physical health is good by exercising and so forth and having the proper diet. But at the same time, maybe they're neglecting the other spiritual health of the heart.
And this is the thing that we must be very worried we would never want to do anything.
And in fact, it is essential.
It is essential that we always have some kind of feeling
about the state of our heart, that we always are kind of keeping an eye on if I miss him, keeping an eye on our hearts, and what is going on with our hearts. Because we cannot simply rest on our laurels and say Hello, I am Muslim, and I'm satisfied Nothing is going to happen to me or anything.
No, in fact, the heart, even by its definition, in the Arabic language, it is very clear that the heart can be swayed, it can be moved. So we have to be we have to be very concerned about what is happening with respect to our hearts.
And it's even the Malik said that the process that I'm used to often make this to
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confirm my heart upon your religion. The province of Salem is making dua to Allah subhanaw taala and describing Allah subhanho wa Taala by this expression the word who turns the hearts
so is asking to listen kinda with Allah, you have the ability to turn the hearts who does turn the hearts
cheek my heart from a confirmed upon religion.
because he heard the promises in the meeting as to how often as the process
and he says to the publicist, to them, we believe in you and we believe in what you have brought for us, what you brought to us.
So therefore, do you have any fear for us? You know, we believe we believe in you we believe in what you brought, everything that you've come with. So why do you feel you have some kind of fear for us even though we believe in you and believe in what you brought? To them said?
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Because the hearts are between two of the fingers of the fingers of Allah subhana wa Tada. You're liberal, her political terms. And this is from the same root as the word called for heart. He turns them any way that he wishes.
And one of the one of the main things, I guess, that we can get from this idea that when someone becomes complacent about his religion, this is something
one should never become complacent about one's religion, one's relationship with lots of kind of water Allah and just assume that it will continue
because the hearts are between the two fingers of Allah subhana wa and you can turn them at any time in any way that you wish, in any manner.
So instead of being complacent Now, why would Allah subhana wa turnell heart because we know that Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't do things without reason without wisdom behind them.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to turn the hearts of a person when himself starts becoming lackadaisical or he himself doesn't Perish the belief and the thing that he has.
So if it's not important to him, then Allah subhanaw taala will turn him away and take it away from him.
So instead of being complacent, and just thinking, I'm dilla Muslim, and so therefore, I will always have this inshallah.
Instead of being complacent, we must be very careful. And always be checking our Eman and checking our hearts and chicken what is in our heart? What is it that we're striving for? What is it that we're loving? What is it that we're being overcome by today as opposed to yesterday this week as opposed to last week, this year as opposed to last year?
For example, do we find ourselves all of a sudden we're living this Junior more than anything else? Well, this is obviously a dangerous sign is in the heads that we discussed.
But if we're not reflecting upon that if we're not keeping an eye on what is going on in our hearts, and we are simply, for example, to take the analogy of the physical Park, you know, you have all these signs.
You may have chest pains and so forth. If you just ignore them, what do you expect, you might end up having catastrophe on your medical catastrophe on your hands? Well, similarly, if you're not keeping an eye on what's happening with your heart, your spiritual heart,
your attachment to your attachment to the prayers, your attachment to the revelation from Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're not keeping an eye on that.
Then before you're not maybe I'll listen to Hannah with Darla will have you turned your hearts completely away, or is not completely away to some extent away.
And before you know it, your heart is very much disease. When your spiritual heart becomes diseased,
like your physical heart, then you have to take some steps to revive your heart to bring it back to proper state inshallah. And there are some steps for that, but that is,
beyond the realm of discipleship, as most of you know, I have a tendency to get into some time into some topics a little bit longer than I need to this is just supposed to be an introduction to the concept of it. So therefore, we'll try to restrict our discussion here on the places art as much as we can.
With this, with this point, though, is is to is that we have to realize that some things can affect our hearts.
Some things can have a negative effect apart.
And to know what those things are, obviously, the first thing that we should check
is go back to the Quran, go back to the hadith of promises to them and see what we can find. And I was just taking some examples here. So Allah, one of the things that affects our hearts, obviously, is to commit a sin.
Now, it was kind of a dynamic relationship between the actions and the sins and the good deeds and what is in the heart, we have to realize that one has an effect upon the other. And the thing that can occur is that things can spiral and get out of hand.
So for example, if there's some weakness in the heart, it will cause it to lead the person maybe to commit a sin, there'll be an opening for the person to commit a sin that sin in turn, will affect the heart.
Now again, if the person is not wise, and seeing what's going on and therefore repentant, changes, his ways to remove that affected that
he's not aware of it then that weakness in the heart can lead to another sin, which again affects the heart which leads to maybe a greater sin, which again affects the Harvard's least to greatest and and greater sin and so forth, to the point that the heart can be completely sealed and rusted.
And this is described actually in the role system process cinemas pulls us in the ladder either have to look at us because
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so here the process is killing it because whenever the believer whenever a believer commits a sin,
a black dot would be engraved in his heart.
So if he if he refrains or if he pulls back from the sin and seeks forgiveness and repentance, then his heart will be paused again.
So this sin that you commit has no effect on the heart.
And again, if you're aware of it if you're if you're wise and know what's going on, inshallah, you will repent and shall double remove this.
So the process of them said that if you were to refrain seeks forgiveness and repentance, heart will be policy and if he returns
so then if he goes back though, to the snippy allows the witness to continue and come back into sword if he returns, it increases until it overtakes his heart.
And this is the stain that is mentioned by Allah subhanaw taala and a verse in the Quran sort of motto 15 verse 14, no, but on their hearts is the stain from that which they used to do.
So because of the actions that they do, it causes the stain this disease to be in their hearts. So
most obvious thing that we can get from this headache is that committing sins affects the heart.
And if we allow it to go unchecked, it can affect the heart for such as
inexpensive, the hearts can become completely rusted or completely sealed.
There's another Harry's the processor, and we've actually already referred to this head is of the process and it's also hiding, which the processor is telling us or alluding to the heart. But with respect to this particular address, many, many people don't seem to grasp or don't emphasize the relationship between the different parts of this video.
Earlier we quoted the heady football system, in which the bulk of the process of allowing if ingested at
the very early in the body, there is a piece of flesh
and then he went on to do what is good and the whole body is good. And so,
this statement from the process is actually part of a longer Hadith.
And this hadith is the Hadith in which the process and and said in the halala big you know, what, Rama Biggie
This is the things that are that are Hello that are that are permissible are very clear what is what is halal is clear. And things that are forbidden, forbidden also are clear. And between them the promises that have continued between them, there are matters which are concerning which not many among mankind know what is the correct opinion.
So then the promises that he will void these alpha matters, fears himself in regard to his religion and his honor. And then the head is continues, but he falls into the Dulko matters falls into that which is in level, like the shepherd who pastures around the sanctuary sanctuary, over grazing there and barely every king has a sanctuary and all those sanctuary is is prohibitions. And then the process of cancer in the body, there is a mortal flesh portion that we call return.
So what is the relationship between these two portions of heavy for all of a sudden, at the end, he mentioned the heart to the heart is good, then everything is good. And the fact that the halaal is clear and clear, and between them, they're adults.
Well, the scholars who comment upon this idea, they said that the relationship between these two are obvious
that if the person does what is
and he refrains from what is wrong, and he avoids those matters, which are doubtful, his heart will become pure, his heart will become solid as it starts to become good.
But if he allows himself to fall into those Delta marriage, then his heart may be affected by those matters. So the relationship between the forbidden matters in the heart is good. But even the Delta matters some person if he really wants to purify his heart and make sure that his hearts his cell, he should stay away from those, even those Delta matters. So we have the sins that we talked about in the previous meeting, that the sins will definitely have an effect on the heart. And we also have even adult matters if one really wants to make sure it's I love that his heart is clean and pure and sound, and wholesome, then he should even try to avoid the adult matters as can be derived from the
study. Now, we also find another in other headings of the process and how the actions that we perform
as a community can also affect our hearts as a community. And if they affect our hearts as a community in turn, they're going to make matters even worse for the community. We find this in a number of headaches, for example, in which the processor is speaking about straightening the rows and the prayer.
You know, a lot of people may think straining the rows and the prayer are not that important, especially those people, unfortunately, I may be allowed to make this film, especially those people who are most concerned maybe with political issues, they will think that this kind of issue stringing the rule and the prayers, you know, is not very important. They have sometimes sometimes not all of them, obviously. But some of them sometimes have a tendency to belittle the for example, the acts of worship, like streaming the roles and the prayer and just try to emphasize what is the what is happening to the Muslim Ummah today and how we have to correct and change the political
status of the Muslim movements over and more than 100 is the process, Adam has told us that we have to straighten our lines in the prayer and if we do not straighten our lines and in the prayer that Allah subhanaw taala will cause dissension in our hearts.
If we do not straighten the lines in the prayer, and this is, you know, if you've ever studied, for example, sociology, or economy or economics or any of these social sciences,
there's no way to explain how things happen in the world as a whole or as a society as a whole. Here this head is the province of silom.
And again, there's many
headed with this, this meaning the processor has told us that either you have to string the lines in the prayer or Allah subhanho wa Taala will cause differences among your hearts.
For example, in one day suppose a sentence it will light that up when sococo Oh, like
he said, By Allah after this was after he gave them the order three times the famous
to make your line straight, he said the three times and then he said by a lot. Either you straighten the lines in the overall lesson Hannah with diala will cause dissension among your hearts.
One of the things that people stress when they talk about the Muslim woman and the situation that we're in nowadays, to talk about this unity of the Muslim woman, we have to work together
we have to strengthen it for example, they should strengthen the oil IC and have a static monetary funds that are the International Monetary Fund in silver. Well, this is what the process is telling us that
if we do not obey these commands, which are which are given to us by the process that are given to us by listening or data, then these commands when we do not obey them, they have ramifications. They have ramifications on our hearts. And if they have ramifications on our hearts, that's going to have ramifications on our Jesus whenever ramifications on the society, the community and the whole Muslim Brotherhood.
If Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to cause dissension among our hearts, because we're not making the line straight in the prayer. Well, don't you think that dissension among hearts is going to be part of those communal problems, those problems at home as a whole that everyone's talking about nowadays.
But we don't think
we'll long It seems that we don't want to face the real essence of our problems. We don't want to turn back to Allah subhanaw taala and repent to Allah subhanho wa Taala and make our hearts pure, and make sure that we follow those steps that will make our hearts pure. And then until everything else will fall, we have to take care of the core issue first. And then those secondary issues as I said, we're not mostly concerned about the junior the junior is not our ultimate purpose, right? ultimate purpose is to worship Allah.
So we have to take care of the core issue first, and then inshallah when we take care of the core issues, the other issues, the others, the benefits of that the ramifications of that all that will fall into place.
But we cannot continue to ignore the core issues and forget about what are the core issues that we must be what must be taken care of. So those are some of the things that we can see that affect the hearts committee since falling into dolphin matters.
In this last one, we can say that this is kind of a communal sin, right?
As they say, here in America takes two to tango. Well, if you want to make the line straight, that means everyone has to make the line straight in the prayer. You cannot make the line street by yourself.
I've tried another people economic line street user one person is up here on the side, the other one is behind you. That means the line is going to be crooked No matter how much you may try to work to Main Street. So all of us have to work together to make the line straight. And so I love all of us work together to make the line straight, we will be blessed by Allah subhanho wa Taala to void inshallah, this dissension among our hearts.
And as I said, then other ramifications will come from these points that we've mentioned the highlight
and we demonstrate the place of the heart and the importance of tending to the heart and worshipping Allah subhanho wa Taala by the actions of the heart as well. The worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not simply the outward deeds that we do.
This is our understanding of worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala then our understanding of the worship of Allah subhanaw taala is extremely different.
the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala is not simply by the external deeds that we're doing the prayers the fasting, the giving of the cut, the avoiding of drinking alcohol and so forth, these are all inshallah good deeds and all acts of worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But they are not all there is to the worship of Allah subhanaw taala.
And, in fact,
if you want to compare
the worship that is done by the heart, if you want to compare that to to the worship that is done by the body,
we will find that actually the worship of the heart is much more important and has greater ramifications then the worship of the physical body. So we can take some comparisons between the two.
The first point, which is a point that I've already alluded to on many occasions,
If we are missing certain components of the worship of the heart,
in reality, that means that the worship of the body is maybe completely useless, or in particular cases will be complete.
if we are missing if loss in our hearts, we are not doing things purely for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala, and only for the sake of others,
we are not worshiping anything else other than knowledge.
And we're not doing deeds other than for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. If we're missing this loss in our hearts,
especially if we're missing, we can say completely, like, for example, the hypocrites.
The hypocrites do all of the acts, and the some of them, especially during the time of promises to them, they were careful to do many of the outward acts of Islam, right.
They wanted to be seen as Muslims.
So they were careful to do that. But they had no laws in their heart.
And so therefore, all of those acts don't mean anything.
None of them are of any value.
So if you're missing something which is in the heart, especially an essential component of loss,
then the physical actions actually mean. We can also see that when Allah subhana wa tada describes some of the highest ranks in Paradise, some of the greatest rewards in the hereafter. Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them with respect to some of the acts of the heart.
For example, the province of Salem said
that on the Day of Judgment also was awesome. In the layer folio piano, and with the hub buena vj
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the process has told us that Allah subhanho wa Taala will say on the Day of Judgment, where are those who loved one another?
Today, I shall say them under my sheet, a day in which there'll be no shade other than my sheet. So the only ones who are receiving shade are those who receive the shade of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And among those will be those people whom Allah subhanaw taala who loved each other for the sake of Allah. And what is that love again, that is something which is in the heart.
In another narration of this Hadith, from in tirmidhi, the first one was from a Muslim and the one from Germany. The poster cinemas for this equilibrium of socialism, for the low alcohol born a pgl a woman abirami knowing yoga to home.
The province of Salem has told us that Allah subhanho wa Taala says that those who love each other for his sake out of due to his greatness, they will have min words of life.
After the members of like that the process and the witness the martyrs would wish to do.
So there is a special reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. It goes to the people who have certain acts of worship through fulfilling certain acts of worship in their hearts.
And one of the reasons that some scholars point out why the reward is greater for the acts of the heart. And that is because in reality, the acts of the heart the deeds of worship, that are done by the heart,
are actually greater and more difficult than the outward.
You see, when you think about the outwards like even the soft
even those people who have no Eman in their hearts whatsoever, the hypocritical example and people who are very weak have faith they can they can pray.
They can pray they can fast even if they don't really have much a man in the heart, they may pray fast even for completely the wrong reasons just to be seen or just because of communal pressure whatsoever.
So anyone can do the outward acts. The outward acts can be performed by anyone even we have sometimes this blue is going to make hedge just to see what the highest is like and to write about the highest is over.
So those things can be done by anyone but only the true servants of Allah subhanaw taala only those who are truly dedicated to and lo Allah subhanho wa Taala
they're the only ones who can do the actions of the heart.
The actions of worship of the heart.
Anyone can do the physical deeds but the real work
You will listen with the alibi, the heart can only be done by those who are truly past or truly devoted to Allah subhana wa Tada. And it is a great thing. One of the setup, remember, he said that he became Muslim, and he was able to do the acts of worship after becoming Muslim. But he also said that it took years for him to remove love and devotion to the idols that he had, or the the false gods that he had in his heart. Before it's so so many correlates in hand with God.
And inshallah, I mean, the submitting is also proper and acceptable to Allah subhanaw taala.
This is one thing, a person one day can be non Muslim, he can be films The next day, and he will submit to Allah subhanaw taala by praying and fasting, whatever. But
you have his heart now pure and free of all of the diseases that he had before. And all of the thing that I loved, and was asked was, you know, found the lighting and so forth before Islam.
Outwardly, he maybe can refrain from many he can refrain from going to worship idols, he can refrain from Xena, he can restrain, you know, someone has a strong willed, He can overcome these things, but in his heart, he may still have a desire and love for those things. And that may take him a long time for that to get out of his heart. So the worship the actual physical worship,
even though some people may complain is difficult as a different story, I guess, the actual physical worship can be done, even by people who don't have much email. And so that's easier than to really fulfill the actions of worship that are supposed to be in the heart. And so, therefore, some sort of said, therefore, the reward for the the actions in the hearts and the acts of worship from the heart, first of all, since they are pure, just for all this man without and cannot be done for any, for any other reason, right, because no one, no one will notice in your heart. So when these actions are done in the heart, when these acts of worship are done in the heart, they have to be pure for
the sake of Allah.
So they are pure, and they're also more difficult to achieve. So therefore, Allah subhanho wa Taala will be more pleased by them and the reward for them inshallah would be would be great.
We also see this act in the heart can make the physical act even greater. So what is in the heart also will affect the quality and the results of the of the action that has been done over the near
the near of the intention behind an act
is extremely pure for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And combined maybe many types of pure intentions behind it, that Nia behind that act may have such an effect that it may make a small act, what seems like a small act become very great.
While on the other hand, if the intention behind an act is not, it is pure, but it's not completely that great or that strong in the heart,
then it may take an act which is otherwise very great and very important, and may make that act small.
Like we see from the examples that the system has given us,
that the intention itself which again, the intention is something in the heart scape, what you really want,
what you truly and sincerely really want. So that intention in the heart
can actually produce a reward from Allah subhanaw taala, which is beyond the deeds that someone has performed.
We see that, for example, when the post says Adam told the woman whose father had had died, and he had the intention to go out to make Jihad but he died before he was able to do so.
So his daughter knew that this was his intention. He wanted to make Jihad and he wanted to die as a Shaheed. So his daughter said to him that I wish you had died a martyr for you had prepared for it.
I wish you had died a martyr for you, I'd prefer for it. And so the process of
breaking the law cause aka de la creme egfp. The process of them said that Allah has given his reward for him according to the extent of his intention.
So the intention or what is in the heart can make someone reach a level beyond even what he's done in the physical world.
He wasn't able to go out and yard and die as a martyr, but because of the fact that he really has an intention in his heart. So in other words, the beat of the heart was in the heart will cause him inshallah to get the reward even though he did not actually physically perform that did another case when the promises in him was out on an expedition as recorded by the Korean Muslim. The problem the promises for them as said
in Medina, we have left some people behind. They are back in Medina, but we do not go through any Valley or any ravine, except that they are with us in reward, they will be rewarded with us as we go through these different steps on our Jihad and our expedition, because they have just been kept behind due to valid excuses. In other words, they wanted to make Jihad The intention was there, but due to some valid reasons, they were not able to perform the jihad. And so therefore, they will be rewarded just for what is in their hearts, even though they were not able to actually physically carry out what they had intended. And what was in the Heart Sutra. The heart is we see here, what is
in the heart can benefit the person greatly. I think on this, on this point, due to the time, we want also to open the floor to questions or comments, we'll have to, we'll have to stop here. And we will continue basically the last few points what I've been doing here, I've been distinguishing the worship of the heart. And why is that so important, and even more beneficial from the worship of the of the physical body, not that the physical body again, is unimportant. Don't
Don't misunderstand me don't misinterpret me, they both go together. But what is in the heart is more important, and has a greater effect. And this is what we're doing right here. We're just making some points. What distinguishes the worship of the heart from the worship of the physical body? And why is it so important that we tend to take the return to meaning we take care of what is happening with our heart, what is the state of our heart? And what is the spiritual health
of our social on that point, I will stop and now open the floor for
questions or comments.