Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Envy
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Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad.
Allah today we have our second lecture
on our series related to hazards.
And, of course, as you've probably all noticed Last time, we actually get into the topic of a hazard that we discussing a preliminary topic, which is
an extremely important topic
of which has it is actually a subset of that has to do with the actions of the heart, and the worship of the heart and the place of the heart. And it's not.
And I emphasized last time that this is something that is, although it is central to Islam, it is something that we do not stress. And we do not study enough.
Even if we look at our Dell material, for less than we think
that our job material reflects
who we are, so think about it.
And if that's the case, then when you look at our Dom material, you see that there is not much about the actions of the heart and our material to talk about is the articles of faith.
And then we talk about the
exam, but we do not actually talk about what has to be in the heart of the Muslim No, it has to be in the heart of the believer. So this topic is very important because a simple rule of Islam and and it's even more important nowadays, because it is something that we seem to neglect, or not emphasize to the extent that we are supposed to. So last time we ended the middle of our discussion about some of the ways in which the worship of the heart is distinguished from the worship of physical body,
outward actions, external deeds, which is again,
discussing in which have their importance, this is by no means meant to downplay the importance of the external deeds. But at the same time, you have to realize what is their source even, it is what is in the heart.
So, last time I mentioned, for example, if you're missing certain components to the worship of the heart, then the actual many cases, then that means that the worship of the actual physical act may be useless
and having no reward. And with that, we also pointed out that there are high ranks in Paradise reserved for some of the actions of the heart, the worship by the hearts is more difficult and therefore more rewarded. That of the physical body and
the act in the heart to make a actual game, the physical game, greater individual, and we're
gonna just inshallah
briefly mentioned a few more points related to this, that will get us inshallah directly into our discussion.
So those were four points that we mentioned last time. A fifth point is this, the worship of the heart, the thing that is in the heart can actually be a substitute sometime for the physical deeds for our deeds,
but never vice versa.
So for example, someone may not be able to perform an actual do it because what is in his heart that will suffice for him. And he will be as if he had performed it, but you'll never find it the other way around, that someone can perform a deed and dealt with supplies for something that is missing in his heart.
We can take a couple of examples from the Hadoop ecosystem.
And when one had a
level of the level of manipulation, we met
the process William said it's whoever asks a lot
and he asked with sincerity, then also hunter with the other will make him reach the Stations of the martyrs even if he dies upon his bed.
In fact, we're playing in the Quran.
Allah subhana wa tada speaking about those people who don't have the means don't have the ability to make he had
no dialysis is no blame to be put upon them as long as they have sincerely towards Allah subhana wa tada in their heart. Alison, how about dialysis? They say I love
what I love a lot more the island living in la luna moon una hora de Elon Musk, of course.
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There's no blame on those who are weak or ever find no resource to spend, if they are sincere and true in their duty to Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger, no ground of complaint in the vegans, the good doers of good in the love of forgiving, Most Merciful.
So there's no blame upon them if they cannot perform the Jihad as long as they have the sincerity to Allah subhana wa tada in their hearts.
Also see that the worship of the heart
is not limited in the same way that the worship of the physical lowers. When you have the actual qualities and the actual aspects of the worship of the heart, in your in your heart,
then this is something that stays with you shall at all times that you have. In other words, for example, the physical needs are restricted by time and place and factors like that. But what is in your heart, no matter what kind of situation you're in, whether you're in good health of poor health, whether you're able to do things or not, whether you're poor or rich, whether you have free time, or whether you don't have free time to do to work, as long as these feelings of love for Allah subhanho wa Taala. And being closer to Allah subhanaw taala. As long as these things are in your heart, then these are like a perpetual activity.
Even when you are somewhat restricted or busy with other things, as long as these things are actually in your heart, no matter what you're doing, no matter what you're you know, you might be just taking care of some worldly need and so forth. But as long as these things are in your hearts, then you are always actually in the state of the bed always worshiping Allah subhanaw taala because of these things which are in your heart,
so the acts of the worship of the hearts
are not restricted in any way. And so therefore, you can imagine if you have this kind of worship that is just continual within yourself, you can imagine how pleasing inshallah this will be to Allah subhana wa.
Even if you think of the Shahada, if you think about the testimony of faith by which one becomes a Muslim, one of the scores, and I know that all of you here have gone through this before, when the scholars discuss what are the conditions,
the prerequisites by which the Shahada will be acceptable to Allah subhanaw taala.
When you think about what those preconditions are, all of them are related to the heart, for example, you have the first condition of knowledge, again, what is knowledge, knowledge, actually something that
I think we'll discuss
something actually related to the heart, what you believe in what you know, in your heart, you know, also certainly is the second condition, certainty is obviously something, a feeling or state, an emotion which is in the heart, even the the condition of a boon which implies
accepting, and having the intention to accept anything that comes from Allah subhanho wa Taala, you're willing and ready to accept it, believe in it, not watching as you are willing and ready to submit.
And even the fourth condition, in prayer, the word submission for what the Shahada implies, again, this is first and foremost, a feeling which is in the heart. It is the willingness and desire and the want to submit the word Allah subhanho wa Taala.
Because even if you have some shortcomings, if you make some sins and you go against
this condition of submission, this can run
as long as you still have that desire and will and wants in your heart to submit to what the Shahada implies. Or truthfulness, again, something in the heart, your sincerity, something in the heart, love, she had something in the heart. So all of the conditions of the shed, what makes a person a Muslim?
These are all related to this in the heart. Going back to my what I said about Dell, you know, how can we even talk about bringing people trust them unless we realize that the thing that we're actually
targeting as individuals, not just as our submissions, but it's really What does, what is in his heart.
And finally, we can see that and this is all based on what we've already discussed that the worship of the hearts are the foundation of being saved from the Hellfire and being entered into prayer. This is really these things which are in the heart first and foremost. And if we wanted to break down the different actions of the heart, and we can see how they are pleasing to others of our style, and how a promises reward is mentioned for virtually all of them.
spoke about those people who will be the happiest people with respect to
Having the publicist, intercede for them.
Promises Matthew Bishop, your new piano recording artist some of
the happiest people with my intercession on the Day of Resurrection will be those people said, they said like that is accurate production. But the key behind it clearly some faulty they said it purely out of the out of the goodness of their heart for the sake of realism.
So because of this, because of this loss of sincerity, that the purity that they had in their heart, then the process alum will come and intercede for them. On the
other hand, in the process film was describing special rooms in Paris. And after describing this special places in Paradise, the process of them was asked whether or not these people these places that he's described, will be just for the NBA, just for the public, and nobody else will be able to achieve those pledges that he described. So the promise of film when he when he was asked the question, the process of them said Bella will arena, CPL D or German.
But when in Hussein is his older brother systems as it is for those people who believe, and Allah subhanho wa Taala. And they affirmed what the messages are affirmed or believed in the messenger.
In other cases case, the poster came to a young man who was about to die.
And the poster said, I'm asked this man,
what state is he? And how does he feel? What does he experiencing and
so the man answered the process of your lawyer also law. Well,
the man said that I have hope in Allah subhanho wa Taala
messenger of Allah, and I fear for my sins.
So the postal system said, there is Timmy and if you oppose me, I've been famously has been in the law for whom law merger with a man or woman made
the promise residences as such a time these two qualities are not combined in the heart of the servant, except that Allah gives him what he hopes for, and saves him from what he fears.
So here's hoping all this about that I was hoping Allah subhanaw taala that is one of the emotions of the heart. And he appears for some reason, what are the what is fear? It is, the thing that is that it is in the heart is part of the worship of God and it is in the heart. And because he has those two qualities,
especially at that time when he's about to die because he has those securities in his heart. Because if you have these two qualities in your heart at this time, then almost kind of what the hell is going to give you what you hope for, and is going to save you from that.
On the other side of the coin, we see that
if we don't have the proper cronies in the heart, if we have what are known as the diseases of the heart, the negative qualities, we see that these things can also in the same way that the positive qualities are the things that lead us to agenda, we can also see that the negative qualities can lead us to the health bar.
So for example, the politician said lay a different agenda to maintain if you fall behind him in
the process of them says that the one who has the slightest amount of arrogance in his heart will not interrupt him.
So what is given what is arrogance and pride again, this is all related to what is in the heart, what is in the heart. And the pole system said men can have victory, whoever has the slightest amount of pivot in his heart, he will not enter din.
So again, from this, we can see what is the importance of the act of worship the heart making sure that we perform the act of worship of the heart and staying away from those things which are dangerous for the heart. So the scholars in the history of Islam, they only spoke about two aspects with respect to the heart of the phone.
And it literally translated as the statement of the heart and the actions of the heart.
And what they mean by the statements of the heart is what is believed in the heart,
the aspects of belief.
And they relate this directly to the heart.
The thing that our beliefs are in our hearts because from an Islamic perspective, the beliefs are what will believe it or not. It's something simply rational for them.
Notice two plus two equals four.
Everyone will agree with that, yes, two plus two equals four.
But what do we mean in Islam and what Allah subhanaw taala requires for us is not just
a kind of recognition of what is true. When we say two plus two equals A Yes, that is correct, we are recognizing that that is true.
And this may be perceived as just in the intellect, has no maybe emotional, well, nothing related to what is in the heart. But the belief in Islam has to be much more than that is not just some kind of rational acceptance of what we see is true, but it must penetrate the heart
and must penetrate and dominate what is in the heart. That's why we will complain in the history of the horrible color we can find the emperor of Rome, we can find people maybe who recognize the truth of Islam.
And they saw that this is from rational point of view, they saw, for example, that the Quran is through the process of them.
But this did not penetrate the heart to make them submit,
make them to make what is comfortable with that, and this distinguishes listening, which is in the heart distinguishes the believer from an unbeliever.
Many people can recognize the truth of Islam.
But if they're not willing to make the to allow that recognition of the truth to enter the heart, and be the dominant person in their lives, and control their lives, and further hearts,
then this is not actually Islam, this is not a man, you see that the scholars degree called the belief, they call this the statements of the hearts
they are emphasizing the fact that this is something that has to be in the heart of the belief. So those are what are known as the statements of the heart they are their beliefs. But as I said, they go much more than simply beliefs in a point of view, from the point of view of this is something that we recognize as true
beliefs that have an effect on the person and change the person in need the person in his life.
These are the statements of the heart. And if the stem to the heart. In other words, if the beliefs in the heart are not proper, then it can lead to many evil consequences, many observable consequences.
If you believe in these things, it'll lead you to do many things which are wrong for your entire life, what if the beliefs in the heart are proper and good, then inshallah the end results will be good, the deeds will be good, and everything will be good. As we spoke about, there's a portion of flesh a piece of flesh in the body shall have the bodies. And then in addition to the stems of the heart, with the chemical, the statements of the artists beliefs, that have an effect on the Christian, there is also
the actions of the heart. So these actions of the heart
when you think about the heart, we can see that actually, with respect to the heart, they are action, which are obligatory their actions which are recommended actions which are permissible, yeah, actually, which are disliked and their actions, which are forbidden.
And again, these actions of the heart what are called the actions of the heart, but as long as they are basically the motions, you can say the things that are present in the heart of a person, I think everyone probably can, can realize what they are without having to get too specific of a definition for it. But it's interesting that when you think about the fact that
the actions of the horrible, sharp negatory and there are actions of the heart, which are recommended, so what
it was, for example, many Muslims, what are the five pillars of Islam? They probably can rattle those off pretty quickly and easily. But if you ask them for example, what are some of the obligatory actions
of the heart other than the five pillars of Islam what is actually obligatory upon the hearts,
then maybe you'll get first of all, you might even get a blank expression like what do you mean by obligatory actions at heart? I know the Bible is dumb, but what do you bring interactions with the heart. So, maybe you can think about after a while, they might think about like for example, local law, putting one person alone and
But these are again, these are central aspects, these are things that we as believers must have in our hearts. So there are things which are they said they are obligatory, like these things like lovable and no data. There are things which are recommended for us.
Like having the hope and the desire in our hearts to meet Allah subhanaw taala.
There are some things which are considered permissible in the heart obviously, there are some things which are absolutely forbidden. For example, there are things which can be unlawful
Which are covered in short, there are things which are provided are great citizen art. This is for example, feeling despair of the mercy of Allah subhana wa tada
or feeling that you are
any fear Allah subhanaw taala, that you did not think that you are in any problem.
You do not believe, for example, that Allah subhanho wa Taala would ever punish you or something of that nature. These kind of feelings, these are forbidden for the heart, these are great sins, they can exist in the heart. And then there's also small sins and so forth. So what is in the heart of different levels? Again, all if you think of any deed, you think of the five aspects of life rulings of obligatory and recommended and permissible and disliked and forbidden all of them exist with respect to the heart, we have noticed back then we have to know what is the Playstore funds, we should seek to find out what is recommended for us we should know what is what is forbidden.
And there are four key diseases or four key things in the heart, the many of them are discussed. When these are found in the heart, these are very dangerous for the heart, because they can easily lead to copper, and easily lead on outside of the province.
And this boards that are mentioned by ministers are the following.
One event is
pride in areas
that will be tougher for us in the future,
is something that will easily lead someone to reject the truth.
Refuse to follow the
example may come to them from may come to a person from means by which he doesn't like it.
He may look down upon some people and they have the truth. And so when the truth comes to them from birth people is not willing to accept that.
Obviously, this is a very dangerous disease. Without any question. There's also the disease of cigarettes.
When this gets into our heart, it can also have a similar effect like
like pride in areas for hate someone or we hate some people behave.
If this gets into your heart, then you will do action out of this hatred.
Even though rationally you might know that what you're doing is wrong and you should accept the truth but because of this hatred, it will lead you to do many things that you will not make you rejected.
And then we also have the shall watch the desires in the heart.
When he desires enter into hearts, obviously they can be very dangerous. Because if these desires are stronger than a person's willingness to accept the truth and the truth and to be part of the truth,
then this is the ultimate destruction for the person.
desires are so strong, that you find the truth on one side and you find what they want to grow on the other side, then this is
truly dangerous, and lead someone to cook.
So we have
agents we have hatred, and we have a desire
on the part of those that people discuss the problem of disgust
and has more envy, which again will be discussed in detail.
Actually, we have from Allah subhanho wa Taala we have the guidance from Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so therefore, via that getting to know a great deal of information about anger in about these topics.
Or to stay in the has to know has actually don't even you don't have to be Muslim or you don't have to be someone who believes in Allah subhanho wa Taala
You don't have to be someone who believes in Revelation or anything of that nature to recognize that hazard or envy is something that exists among mankind.
And in fact, some psychologists or sociologists and others, they know that virtually every society
recognizes this trait in human beings trait of angry
that one one has written one of the largest books on NBA show.
There are some coaches who do not possess the concept of love and justice in progress. You can find some courses that don't really touch upon these things. But it says virtually all people, including the most primitive have found it necessary.
To define the state of mind of a person who cannot bear someone else's being something or having a skill of possessing something, or enjoying something that he likes.
And he goes on to discuss it in more detail. But basically what he's saying is, even if you you might even be able to find cultures that
don't even have from for love or justice, or even this kind of concept, but
it's very rare
that ever existed that you'll find a society or culture that does not recognize the presence of this concept of envy.
Not only, you also mentioned will note, another point, not only do they recognize it,
but all countries also recognize it as something evil, there's no, there's no countries, there's no system of ethics, there's no religion, there's no popular wisdom that has ever made a virtue out of
that exists virtually everywhere. You know, when we study different cultures, we find it from different cultures. And in addition to that,
we also find that all these cultures are in agreement,
that it is not a virtue, it is an evil.
And what you can find is that the different cultures recognize it, and they try to deal with this concept or this issue, and in many different ways. And I think it's interesting for us, it's almost $100 debt, it is
interesting for us to see how when people are devoid of the guidance of Allah subhanho wa Taala, how human beings are left on their own,
when they do not have the proper guidance from Allah subhanaw taala, how they try to deal with such such issues, which are so close to the human nature, so close to human behavior, such as,
when you go back, for example, to the Greeks, the Greeks thought that envy was part of human nature. So, basically, there's something they're saying it's something unavoidable as part of human nature.
What they saw is something useless or something not not beneficial, wretched habit.
And at the same time, though, they believe that it cannot be
enabled or cannot be bought. So therefore, they tried to enter
certain practices that could somehow control envy and negative aspects. That's very interesting to see some of the things that they came up with the Bravo institution, what is known as ostracism, to ostracize someone
actually says that this practice was the result of envy. And this is where you throw, for example, a political leader out of office, and even out of the society,
because of the envy demonstrable.
And we're among the greats a statement among the weeks, I guess, I should say, then was STDs, and he was known as STDs.
according to one of their historians, he said that he was ostracized because
in excess of virtue.
So therefore, they ostracize him, but one of the citizens of Athens is quoted as saying, I'm fed up with hearing in COVID, just everywhere.
When you think about political leaders nowadays, was the person who suggested everywhere he's known as, as the dust. And because of that, because of that, the people are envious of him and they remove him from office because this is how they, they deal with, they dealt with envy.
The one other said the Socrates was in fact condemned to death, because of his great virtue, and because
so heresy, civilization,
civilization that is, of course,
plotted by many people for many different reasons. Here, it is one of the ways that they deal with envy, someone was much above the others. That led to a great deal of envy. And so therefore, they instituted practices like the practices of ostracism, driving him out of the state, and so forth.
Because of the injuries of the
of course, anyone who has grown up as a Christian is familiar with the fact that envy is considered one of the seven deadly sins.
Now the seven deadly sins by the way they did not originate The Bible has no place in the Bible discusses the seven deadly sins.
One of the first times in this was made was made in the
For centuries after Christ, and then there were some changes made until the sixth century when Gregory formulated the seven that we know nowadays. And of course, envy is one of those
different philosophers throughout history have also recognized envy.
And the place that envy can have in society.
For example, Emanuel
Hebrew, the envy was a natural impulse, and hence, the nature of man.
Now, in his case, he said that, if it's manifested, then it becomes an abominable vise. So he's saying that it's something in the nature man.
It has in the nature man, I guess you cannot find anyone who will not have it. But
so the existence of it, he's saying is not necessarily bad, but when it is manifested, then it becomes something becomes a vise.
Another famous philosopher, Nietzsche,
he wrote about envy and even the French Revolution. And some of the revolutions after the French Revolution, were inspired by
Schopenhauer, another famous philosopher also, he also felt that is part of the nature of men, when you have a piece that is filled with such things as anger and hatred, and envy, and malice, and so forth. And in fact, a famous one statement that he made. Talking about men in general, he says, because they feel unhappy. men cannot bear the sight of someone they think is happening. And we'll talk about envy and what is envy and the different ramifications of envy, this is one of the things that you can see maybe common thing that occurs within envy is the people see others and think others are happy, and so therefore they become envious of them.
Alexis de Tocqueville was a very famous person commenting on democracy. So what he said, he said that democratic institutions most successfully developed settlement sentiments of envy in the human heart
is nothing more because envy than an equal among
all like when a lot when the when a person finally discovers that one man, one vote is not only there,
he gets very envious and very angry, those people have the both the counselor is
homeless. Sure, the one I referred to earlier who's been quite a bit on and we actually he, he really makes envy into Britain. And this is something we see a lot among secular scientists, when they, when they study a field, they become so passive in other fields that for them, almost the whole world is driven by that particular aspect. I guess Freud would be the most classic example of the nature. So Sharkey says that envy is a drive which lies at the core of man's life as a social being,
and what occurs as soon as two individuals become capable of neutral corporate comparison.
And in fact, even says that without envy, there can be no social problem anytime.
Without me, there can be no social proof of innocence.
However, later he wrote it, and we will not explain everything but it goes live, the more things that people are
prepared to admit, or even to see.
There's a number of writers women find women believe that
is based largely on the concept of envy, I mean, when you think about what what Marxism is, one of the pillars of Marxism is the reverse of the proletariat against
the bourgeoisie, the reverse of those people that have nots against those who have and the equaling of all of them together.
So, this is I said something when they study Marxism, they say that actually is
a result of the concept of
course, we discuss some of the other religions as well other philosophies we conceive of him as something that is that is recognized.
Some people even see it as the rich for example, and something inherent in men that that has something envy is something that is actually an inherent in medicine.
And it's interesting to see how different cultures then try to deal with the question of
when you study some of these
sociological and other studies that have been done about different peoples and how they deal with culture
are very grateful to Allah subhana wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala has guided us to understand this concept
Because the way he has it, or the way it was built within the culture has a lot to do with the entire belief structure that culture, what do they believe about the cosmos about life as a whole, this belief will have, or we can see, in many examples, this leaf has a strong effect on how they deal with the concept of envy, and how they handle this within their society.
So for example, verge boss,
sociologists, favorite very famous sociologist,
he studied the Central American Indians.
And one of the things that he noticed among Central American Indians is that they have this concept that he called the limited.
And there's a word good and evil or unlimited quantities.
So, for example, we as Muslims, we believe, obviously, that God is the creator of everything, and all this data can create as much good for everybody without any cause,
for long for anyone for fear that maybe he won't be able to receive.
But if you believe that, there's a limited amount of good to go around, and the rest is going to be evil. So what this means is that if you do not get good, and your neighbor, for example, got good, or your brother got good, or whatever, that good thing that they got means that they got it and because they got it, and it's a limited quantity, which means you are not able to get
another one, like a zero sum society, what they speak about the zero sum society, if they get it, that means you don't, you don't have so what's going to happen
in such a situation where people believe in this way. And what he found is what the end up doing is they have they follow many steps to try to harm harm each other to make sure that people are kind of in an equal footing, level the playing field
that no one gets really beyond what
we can imagine. And a situation like that where you will
almost feel scared, you know, you get lost in some good fortune comes away.
Everyone will look at you as you're the one getting the good fortune, that means that they are not getting it. So therefore, you know what's going to happen to the table and take some steps to make sure that you no longer stay ahead of the pack.
There are a number of coaches, for example, the Navajo culture,
that do not believe in the concept of luck or the concept of chance at all, which I guess that in itself, not necessarily a bad thing. But when they tried to the concept of hazard
in their society. What that means,
for example, if someone is struck by lightning,
this is not a question of Kansas just happened to go by chance, nor do they believe that Allah subhanho wa Taala is discrete, this decree these things for different reasons. But they believe that anything like being struck by lightning is nothing but the result of
a neighbor having malice and bringing it out of me.
So every harm that comes through the different people in that society, they are blaming it on the unnecessary, it must come from someone within their society who was causing envy. And so you can imagine what kind of affected this might have on the social relations between the different members of the society. And as we'll talk about later, inshallah, there's a very strong relationship between hazards and how we should try to remove hazard and how Muslims are supposed to behave towards one another. And we can see in some of these examples from different quarters, how In fact,
it has it is allowed to grow or has not dealt with properly it can lead to break apart for the society as a whole
study dealing in Mexico by
an author by the name of Oscar most
decided that the mortgage in particular the fear of other people's ended determines every detail of of life.
So what happens is people become very secretive. They don't want anyone else to know what it is that they're doing, what it is that they're trying to do or what it is they have achieved.
And they are afraid they're afraid that the other people are going to be envious and if they always they might take some steps against you. So for example, someone who's going to buy something or going to take a trip, or a woman, for example, is pregnant, or she's about to have a baby with the same thing.
She will not she will not tell her name.
You not even tell her run
out of fear of them bringing something to her, either in a physical sense or in a medical metaphysical sense, because also, the vast majority of the of the people of the world have the difficulties of the world also believe in the concept of evil eye. Some have estimated as much as 75%, they have this concept where they know about this concept that people can affect others in different in different ways.
So, whenever they're going to do something or anything, like even having a baby, something good is coming to them, they will not tell others about it out of fear, oh.
And around this point, I guess I should mention this process. And this is the process that is used also by some people to basically protect this same kind of process when they're doing something, when they're trying to achieve something, they hide it from everybody else. And they make sure that nobody else knows about it out of fear of the hospital goes out of the view of evil and so forth. And this is a headache for both of them,
in which processor was reported to Angel Island in Hawaii is
In this process services seek help and achieving your needs by concealing or every possessor of about.
Now, I'm aware of the fact that score recently has declared this.
it seems to me that this is
correct opinion on this particular
number of others, actually, this
fabrication has no basis law. But I believe that that is
that is correct.
Even though we know that there is something that exists, that we know that that is something that exists, that is not reproach of the of the believers of Muslims with respect to the other believers and say that you hide everything that you tried to do and try to achieve out of fear that they might harm
to the example process. And when we look in depth of the Sahaba, we really do not see them behaving that way or this, this is not something that comes out from the different ideas and different reports that we have from them.
Again, if someone again, if someone believes it had it as authentic, as the scholar said, This authentic? Did you apply this obviously in life, and this goes back to what I said about how the belief system has a strong effect on how we deal with us. If you believe in this idea, then yes, you will, you will conceal the things that you're doing to achieve your goal. So that no one will.
Again, but if you don't believe in this idea, then this will affect you differently, you'll have to worry about this thing and you will behave towards others on a different level.
And by the way, as the scores I mentioned
whether you accept it or not, this is talking about the poor actually achieving about
what you're trying to you have some goal in mind and you're trying to achieve it and therefore you can see what you're doing for the hopes that you will be able to achieve it without any hassle. But once you achieve it, then it's clear to them that if you are if you receive a bounty from Allah subhanho wa Taala you should not hide it. You don't boast about it, you don't show but you don't show it off in a way that is not proper, but at the same time, you do not hide it as soon as somebody mentions in the law you have boring upper and mid
states that barely Allah loves to have the effect of his was bounties upon His servants to be seen.
So when Allah subhanaw taala blesses you with something that is part of your thing to Allah Subhana Allah that you you do not try to conceal you try to hide it but instead you think Allah subhanho wa Taala in the proper way also by displaying the number that is
referring back to this village in Mexico, as pointed out in the one of the things that you see from among them from among these people who have the strong belief in hustling.
Tried to conceal everything they do is they are very suspicious about anyone doing favors for anybody else. They do not really believe in doing favors rather than something very rare because they believe that
people are not famous to get something so there's no there's no sincere actions, I guess on their part. People only do things to do only do favors to get something else and
there's another private troll studied and if I remember correctly Oh
Somewhere in South America, Central America, and it is interesting and describe the world was again a small village, we're dealing with
someone when they go out to the forums, and
when if they find someone
they find it somewhat productive, then they were put across
his workplace. And so when when, when he comes in, he finds this course on the on the on the workplace on his workplace is supposed to make certain
Like he's supposed to say our Maria three times, which is an anyone who grew up Catholic will be familiar with those
why are we supposed to make these words, as I said, we're critical, I guess, words of decoding decrease the burden versus to make that good workers slow, tired, and
so instead of, because he's getting ahead of others, who is
being more productive than others, so instead of making like God that everyone can be as he is no, they make him make these words, because they will bring him back down to the other low. And again, this is all related to the aspect of Africa when
you find among these people actually invest.
Time in the West, advertising, advertisers actually tried to take advantage of the concept of envy. And I don't know,
I haven't necessarily noticed that too much recently. But
short, again, mentioned some examples. He wrote this book quite some time ago. So these examples are quite old, actually, with the the advertisement will show you something, for example, you stay in this hotel, or you drive this car, and you'll be the envy of everybody else. It's another time to now in in, for example, in the West, the belief in the evil eye, for example,
is not very strong a belief in magic obviously is not
there, they are downplay the idea of envy, something that you'll see in the studies of psychology and sociology. And so they've kind of like downplayed the idea of envy. So, in other societies, you have the strong fear of envy. Here, you actually have advertisers trying to take advantage of the concept of them. And say that you will be envied by other people if you do this, and this and this. So they're trying to say that now being in
a good position, in fact, there's a famous,
I guess you could
call it a problem. I'd rather be envied than pity. But again, it's the envy of the other party leads to some of the things they can do that we'll talk about later. You don't want to be envied, maybe you want to be.
Now, although they downplay the
place in the world and be
in the society, that doesn't mean that it doesn't have some will take some time, there have been some of the corporate magazines,
for example, those, you know, dealing with business
ethics, and so they bring up the issue of envy and how it has its effects
that people must be aware of,
wrote about envy, Joseph Epstein.
He spoke about an experience that he had before. And when he was the director of an anti poverty program in Little Rock, Arkansas.
This anti poverty program, the idea was to create foster grandparents.
They were elderly,
and pay them to watch over children while the children's parents were working. So basically a kind of daycare or babysitting arrangement, they would take the elderly for and put them with these young children. And the idea was that, you know, the elderly can make some money and benefit from this. From this program. It turns out, and this is Josephine, again, who was the head of the the director of the program, he said to
didn't work out is because those early people didn't like those young.
And they were envious of the fact that these young had their own life in front of them, and maybe we're going to become successful, so forth. So because of that there was
even though this was in the United States, and this was in modern society, where maybe people kind of think of the fact that Endian has been removed and doesn't have that much of an influence. He said the program was a failure. And the reason I was afraid
Because the fact that the idea or the influence the influence will have on it was not considered by the people and events.
So this is just a brief survey.
I mean, there's been so many studies done about how in different cultures and different societies how envy has influenced the brain behind this was number one to show us how envy is something that has been moved throughout the history of mankind. And different societies have discussed, and in different scholars, philosophers who have stepped in and have tried to come up with ways to deal with Ambien for work within their society, sometimes we see that it is almost shocking, amazing, really, what some of the things that they came up with, and how instrumental just taking this one concept of hazard or envy,
how detrimental it can be for society as a whole. If you don't know how to deal with this concept properly.
You know, the first aspect of it, again, going back to when we talk about belief in the heart, and these are songs that listen to these will be some,
the first aspect of it, of course, has to have the prepper has to have the proper worldview to have the proper understanding of this creature that is not there first, then it could lead to many problems in some of the examples.
But beyond that, also to have a proper understanding of hazards and how to deal with a hazard. We see for example, the Greek ostracized, adjust leader just because they were envious of him being through
this kind of
action, this kind of behavior, obviously, is something as a scientist, hazard is a problem, but we have to know how to deal with
what is the way to deal with hazard in the way that that is best for society as a whole. And in fact, how can we had many of these writers By the way, you can say that you can never have a society without
let's assume for the time being that that's true. What how do we deal with
Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us and preserved for us His revelation. So we can work with revelation to understand the concept of it has to understand what kind of diseases This is in the heart and how we can remove it, inshallah, and what our heart should be progress, instead of things like it hasn't given us.
And this is something this time and time again, when it comes to these things related to human make nature and the real essence of a human being. This is something that
time and time again, the secular scholars are realizing and noticing that they have shortcomings in these things, but they are not willing to admit that they have to go back to the revelation from God. And they have to rely upon the revelation from God. To understand this, it's important that of course, that many of these scholars or Western scholars, and they don't have access to a pure unadulterated revelation from God, and they don't want to go back to that revelation that they have. But I'll give you one purpose, describing the state of affairs in the sciences that will remind us of this fact that the law when it comes to these kind of things, we can all really understand them
and deal with them. If we go back to
back to the game. We'll listen to
the author I referred to earlier. He writes,
for all our progress in science and inventions, things we remain in darkness about are how the mind works, and what constitutes human nature.
how the mind works, and what constitutes human nature. What isn't the human Of course,
what constitutes human nature, what drives human beings and how to deal with the human being, is saying that this thing we really don't know that we don't know about it, who knows about it, yet we
we know that it's alone knows about it. So it turns
from continuing with a core piece of remaining darkness about how the mind works and what constitutes human nature for mature. In neurologist and until recently, head of psychiatry, john hopkins, has said that in the study of the mind, that is our ignorance, that we haven't even come as far as physiologist did when William Harvey, in the 17th century discovered the circulation of the blood. In other words, we don't know even the most fundamental mechanisms of the mind and its operations. Without just knowledge, we can only talk about and assigned to men and women human nature that is in accordance with our physical experience, or politics or cheerfulness. Or I want to
we add to this bits of psychology, social science, general reading
or at least some
Do men and women are natural dissidents, ranging from exclusive homosapiens to British woman raping women, we talk about human nature and who can help,
who can help talking about it, we are really dancing in the dark, the Greeks and assuming that whatever human nature might be, and we will show you part of it may have been wiser than
what is missing. And what is dating again, the devil when it comes to these things unless return Now I'm adding this from my perspective. And let's return to Allah subhana wa tada and see the guidance from Allah Subhana, WA, tada, they have permitted, they are actually in the dark. What they're saying about these things, they are still in the bar, even though they'll make grand pronouncements about human nature and so forth. And, you know, probably so many articles and so forth. But in reality, they cannot know these things unless they turn back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And the revelation from Allah subhana wa.
And in fact, many times when it comes to these issues, these are issues that are related to power to lead our lives. Because there are things beyond what they can objectively study, what they can quantify. Many times they simply ignore this concept
They repress this topic they don't psychologists, for example, it's it really disgusts me. Sociologists important work, and we should have come up in the discussions they don't refer to them they are they don't discuss envy, they kind of they try to hide this. And this is similar to what
Dr. Scott Peck in a book called denial of the soul. Same when it comes to the soul.
Leading psychiatrists and mental health workers and physicians in general, they don't want to talk about the soul.
there's basically two reasons for that one is is related to God and this is great to discuss in the realm of science, right, science is one thing God has something else. And secondly, because it is something beyond what they have a test for. Secondly, also if it is something beyond what they can really discuss, and they cannot have any proper definition for it, so therefore, they just simply have to ignore it. But know what kind of science or what kind of life are we living
if we have an important concept, and we don't know how to test it or how to study it. So therefore we just ignore it.
Doesn't make sense but the hamdulillah Allah subhanho wa Taala has blessed us as Muslims, to have the revelation from him to believe in it and to know that this is the person who can turn to this revelation, and know how to deal with all of these different aspects of life. And under potential I think this is a good time to break. Next up is Allah will discard we'll start discussing the definition of Allah and the different levels. As you can see,
the knowledge allow open the floor for any questions or comments that you might have.