Channel: Jamal Zarabozo
Series: Jamal Zarabozo - Envy
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today we come to our final lecture in the series on
the seventh lecture.
as I alluded to last time, I wanted to end the lectures on a kind of a positive note, we have so far discussed
many what we could say negative
also possible negative influences on our life, the definition which we define tested for example, we do some of the various manifestations and the different levels of hazard and some of the evils
that can result from hazards. And we'll also discuss some of the mean some of the steps in cell A that will help us remove the hazard from our hearts.
So, today inshallah, we want to discuss some positive aspects that are still some of them are related to we can see the concept of a hazard
and others are basically the opposite of the antithesis of hazard.
Now, if we had time to discuss this in detail,
we will be discussing the following four concepts
The first is the good,
good or even the obligatory
The second is the concept of ethos
and ethos or sacrificing for the sake of one's brother or sister.
is the concept of tennapel or
the positive and beneficial type of brotherly competition.
And the final concept or the final aspect that we would discuss aspects of brotherhood
Allah kind of relationship that Muslims are supposed to have
as I said, all of these
we can say either in a positive or negative way, all these are related to a hazard.
And the vastness of these positive topics in relation to a person shows us actually the greatness of the disease.
Because the hazard is in many ways the opposite of many of these positive aspects. So, because of because it has it can be so that it can be so damaging and destructive to believers heart and to believers actions into society as a whole. The opposite of the hazards actually are the antithesis in many ways Covers also has to cover all of the different aspects that there has to damage.
So, that is why if we wanted to address all the positive, we can call them all the positive antidotes to hazard. This would be
much longer Lecture Series than it is already, so we'll have to be brief inshallah.
So I'll begin inshallah with the good. And the blue.
Cloud, for example, might is the contemporary writers on the right about the psychology of envy, I should say, the psychology of envy and so forth, they stress the fact that among the different things are the different evils that one can possess, or envy is that God has no good side to it, it is all evil.
As opposed to some other things, like for example, we'll talk about anger, and I think we've already referred to anger, anger has a positive side to it, there are times in which irrational and just enraged, righteous person will get angry. so angry anger has a positive side to it as well as the negative side. But they argue that envy does not have such a positive side to his or he will throw him through.
Actually, even in the West, if we go back to the times of the Greeks.
The Greeks did distinguish between two aspects, two concepts.
Although many times they use just one word for the word
it can mean the kind of envy and jealousy that we've been talking about all along. However, they considered it as having a positive attributes as well.
So some of them used to use this term Dillard to express a desire to imitate or emulate
a desire to imitate or emulate.
For example, Aristotle and the second book of rhetoric,
he says that
this works out
So this concept is a virtue
that can motivate a man to improve himself by emulating a superior.
It is a virtue in that it motivates a person to improve himself by emulating a superior.
And in fact, even the Oxford English Dictionary, one of the definitions that it gives is a definition that has no palace of no bedside, you can see. And it is the the desire to equal another in achievement for excellence
and emulation. Now, commenting on what Aristotle said and has worked on rhetoric,
someone says it's kind of put a word of caution here.
When Aristotle, he writes of emulation as good envy, or envy, envy and admiration. And thus, this is something positive. This offer notes that in general, in general envy doesn't work this way.
So therefore, he said that he thinks he does not negate anything positive. But he says that will is good about envy, except shaking it off with a process as any of us who have felt that the house is not so easily done. Well, yes, if you don't have email, if you don't have the benefit of referring to the Bronson guidance and turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala for help this is right and this may be something very difficult to remove becomes Illa, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given us in this manner without taala has given us the tools has given us the help has given us the ultimate supporter himself, that can help us inshallah, to remove this disease from our hearts. And in addition to
that, Allah subhanaw taala, through the guidance of Allah
has defined and has shown for us where
what can be called for can actually be called has it is beneficial.
And we're talking about this shortly that many things in the heart, there are many concepts and emotions in the heart, feelings of the heart that can be actually beneficial, even if, even if for most human beings, they are actually not that beneficial.
And most of you probably are already very familiar and anticipating the idea that I'm going to wear the process of them said that hazardous illness isn't the thing, Roger known as turbo lover murnane facilita, Allah halachot, he will have
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except with respect to
a person to whom Allah has given wealth. And he uses it up for the purposes of
another man whom Allah has given wisdom, and judging by it and teaches it.
So here are the promises silom has said that there has to be no hazard except
in the case of two people with respect to two people you can have.
So the postal system here is allowing,
obviously, the process of them would not allow a hazard unless there was something positive and that's this particular kind of the what he's referring to is actually something positive.
Now, actually, when when many of our ama, when they commented on this headed the kind of went away from the literal statement of the processes, and gave a definition, or gave an explanation of this Hadith, where you kind of remove any aspect at all of the root of what has it is all about. So for example,
even has 700 here, what is meant by a hazard.
Motor hazard is being used in a figurative sense.
And the word present actually, it means
a laptop. And also even Roger, by the way, made the same comment,
as well one wishes for what another has,
but does not wish to death blessing be removed from the other person.
You wish you had it, but you do not wish that the blessing is removed from the other person.
So here, the saying that
what he means is this other concept, which is very close, obviously.
But Salome comments a little bit further, I think my conclusion, based on what other writers have said is that maybe it is a little bit more to it than that. And in fact one other comments or one other explanation that it has given
is that the
Is it an example of what is known as to
where you were, for example, when Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran
that he ordered the angels to bow down and they all boil down in a blaze, except
because of this does not mean that a bliss was one of the angels, but this is what you can call an exception. I can't remember right now, but there's a technical term for it in English, like at this point, that exception, where it doesn't mean they all boil down accepted this, but what it means is they all boil down, but it leads to not.
So, it is not implying that this was actually one of the dangers and this is something common, you can find it in the Arabic language, and you can also find it even in English, as in some examples of it, but now, when you when you define it in this way, or when you interpret the study proposals, and in this way, now, he was saying that this is not hesitate at all, this is something else. So the bonus has been missing, there's no hazard, however, you can look towards these people.
So to speak, and
maybe have some kind of
So, when you when you identify it or when you define it in this way, I think remove the loss of the original image me on the other hand,
he still has his hatred and dislike for the state that the person is not like that they receive something or that they have something and he said that there are two types.
One type is that you dislike the other person has received about in we spoke about that. And that is blameworthy type. And he said the second is where the person dislikes that the other person has more deserving to be equal or better than him.
And he says that this is called a little thought and this is what the Policy Center was referring to when he said it has
this interpretation by him and he has something
if you ask me something very strange in it, because is still saying that there is a dislike from what the other person has.
And this does not seem to be correct. In fact, even hazard and even the regime when they says this here means they did not say that this implies some kind of dislike for the other person, you simply want to have the same appeal.
some authors, from the from one of the early scholars, some of the contemporary writers also they said this, here has a does not have to be taken as something figurative.
But instead, what it means,
as we spoke about, we're talking about the Greek concept.
That means more of a feeling of wanting to be like them to emulate them and admiring them for what they have.
And this is a an aspect of it when you think of a person. It's not just hatred for what the other person has. But there's also a feeling that you want
what the other person has now sometimes the mallesons resent can get so much good get to a point that even you don't care if you get that belt, you just want them Don't be destroyed this is, as I said, this is kind of a greater level of
what happened and it's at its roots starts from the point that someone has something that you would like to have you wish you would have it you think you deserve it more than the other person. So there's this feeling of emulation and desire to have something and admiration that the Greeks spoke about. And this feeling of kind of competition to be having, what they're having and doing what they're doing. And actually in the sound a lot of this one of the definitions
that he mentioned that comes very close to
So, criminal crime also in a pathogen.
He says, for example, that all sorts of character and qualities and this is what I alluded to earlier, they have certain limits to them and if those limits are exceeded, the person is doing something wrong. So when those limits are exceeded your they are exceeded either by going beyond the furthest limits are not even reaching the minimum.
Right. In either case, you are committing an error.
Take the case of anger or hatred. If someone gets angry or hate something not based on the [???]tier he is growing beyond the maximum limits of what is allowed for anger and hatred in the studio. However, at the same time, if he feels no anger and no hatred towards the violation of His love,
And disrespect for almost $1 for the problem promises.
If he has not even reached their minimum,
then in reality he is also Glenwood.
So these girls is even this person says when you think of many times you can think of them as negative quote is actually in general
there is a sphere, which is permissible that is proper, and then there's two strains on both ends. When you're going beyond the limits, the other one, you haven't even come up to the minimum. And if you are in either of those two states, obviously, you are doing something that is wrong. And if you are in either of those two states, it shows a kind of disease or something wrong in your heart. So if you do not even get angry over the laws of Allah subhanho wa Taala being violated the Muslims being violated so far this doesn't affect your heart
then this is a sign that there is some some dizziness, some deaths in your heart some hardness in your heart.
This is actually you're not coming up to the minimum required if you have this quality.
And this is actually a requirement from you, you have to love for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
This is part of the complete components of Eman if you want to be a complete believer, this is obligatory
so if you are not fulfilling that you are actually following falling short in one of the obligations towards Allah subhana wa
we could take obviously many examples of that nature but i think that i think the point has been made. So now let's take this
concept and apply to
apply to the idea of looking for others and seeing what they have and having a feeling that you would like to be like them or have what they have.
So if you see others for example,
we're also hello to Allah has blessed them
as in this process, has blessed them with knowledge was blessed them with health wealth, and we are using those things for the sake of Allah subhana wa Tada. So in other words, they are earning the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. Now, if you can see that, and have no feeling in your heart, that that's what you would like to be like that you admire them and wish you could be like them and would like to do those things that they are doing.
If you do not have that feeling in your heart at all.
And this is a kind of person we can call it as with the process Adam has called us. So we can refer to it as and this is a some sort of spoke about it. This is the obligatory on the heart
because at the very least you should want to be like those people who are obeying orders in hand with that and they are pleasing.
So if you can see these people
regardless of how much actually wealth and how much
knowledge Allah subhanaw taala is giving them but they are acting upon and they are using a property and you look at yourself for example, you see that you're not doing it
or you're not doing it like them, or even if you're doing it to some extent, but you do not feel in your heart that you would like to be like them and actually do those things which are pleasing to Allah subhanho wa Taala This means that there is some problems in your heart You're not reaching the minimum level of feeling. And even though this feeling of what we can call hazard, that should be your
so if you can see people obey Allah subhana wa tada and wish you can listen and with that, and you don't even care that you're that you're similar to them at all. And you can see them and doesn't even matter to you. Whether you like them or not, or you have more feeling that you wish you could be doing the same things that they that they're doing this is definitely a sign that there is a problem in your heart.
This is definitely a sign that there is a problem.
Because you don't even have enough a man to stir your heart with the feeling that you wish you could be like him. You wish you could be doing the act of obedience to Allah subhanho wa Taala to do doing.
This is very This is not a matter two particularly.
This means you are not you're missing some minimum emotions you are now if you go if you take this feeling and go too far and apply it to things where it doesn't belong, like the things that is doing and so forth. That is the evil has said that we've been talking about in the past few lectures.
You definitely want to avoid that because that is a disease.
But at the same time you have to have a minimum right
We think of it like blood pressure.
If you have the blood pressure is too high, everyone knows that this is a sign that something might happen.
But if you have zero blood pressure, what does that mean? You don't want to be on that. And the leader
wants to find the proper medium approach within the limits the proper limits of the city.
And, you know, earlier we spoke about the fact that hasn't usually is occurs among those people who are close to one another people who can relate to one another and compare themselves to each other.
Through especially if this is the case, if you are looking at people who are similar to
and you see that they are acting properly with respect to Allah subhanho wa Taala and inshallah earning the pleasurable
and at the same time, you are not?
Well, this should strike an emotion in your heart, you should feel like, why am I not doing a big room? Why can't I be like them, I should try to change myself and take them in this is an example and try to be like them.
So in addition, when you're looking for people who are similar to you in curfew, and you can see that they are going beyond what you're doing, and they're going to please Allah subhanho wa Taala, this should stir this emotion, we could call it again hazard, this emotion of hazard in your heart. But this is a positive emotion, this is a positive emotion. This means that the heart is not dead. This means that the heart has not lost all feelings.
Because when the heart has lost all feelings, like the physical body when is dead, this is
obviously not a good sign, I don't think I need to say more than that. So this is what we can call the obligatory, the obligatory,
some sort of post because when you think about it, you're talking about emulating and wishing to be like those people who Allah subhana wa Tada, Allah has blessed to do what is good, and to do the acts that are pleasing to us.
Now, some authors in particular, has to be he goes further and he says, then there's also recommended hazard and is also permissible hazard permissible hazard is with respect to people who are doing permissible things and so forth. Now, you know, once you once you do something like this, now, you've gone beyond the limits of what have been stated in this video. And you have to be careful about that. Now, you can go back to the statement earlier, but in general, there's no good and hesitant envy.
The students general there is no good in every book, there are some exceptions and Hamdulillah, the province of Salem has shown us what are the exceptions.
And so therefore, we have to be careful also to restrict ourselves towards the policies and do not grow from this and say, Okay, now we can break down and say, oh, there's all sorts of hazards, which is okay and even permissible. That is dangerous. Because the policy system says that hazard has said that he's denying any kind of hazard, there should be no hazard
accepted these two particular keys.
So the prophet SAW Selim,
has restricted for us and made and has helped us identify where what is the limit that there is where they can be such a thing as.
And it is interesting to look in this heydays of the Bose system and to see what the postal system has identified
as the places where
you can make us what is present with respect.
And the postal system.
Again, in the Hadoop ecosystem, said there has to do the same.
Roger on a third level Merlin for Allah halachot, he will have
a third level hickmott and cahaya db.
There has to be no hazard except with respect to to the person to whom Allah has given wealth and he uses it up for the purposes of proof and another man whom Allah has given wisdom and judges bias and teaches it
Now note what's the process?
The process elements st is not saying that there should be hustled because a lot of what God has given somebody a certain boss,
the postal system did not say that has it for this person because Allah has given him What
have hustled for this person because Allah has given him knowledge.
Having her support for these kinds of things.
This would be problematic because these things actually how much worthless
Has it even the level of knowledge that someone is finally able to obtain has less to do with things that are outside of our control, when we were born and what family were born, how we were raised, and so forth.
To have has it for these things that are outside of human beings control, this would be great, so disruptive and self defeating.
So you might have heard with respect to that, but you have husband with respect to the fact that Allah has given someone for example, wealth, and he uses his property.
So the hazard is with respect to what he's doing with that low. Because we know another headache, for example, promises synonyms, describing someone who does not always good enough, given him wealth, love giving him knowledge. And he said that if I had Well, I would spend that was like the person who's spending it. And I wish I could be like that.
This, obviously, is not going to be beneficial for the human being.
So it's not a matter of wealth. And it's not a matter of using the wealth in any way. But it's a matter of using the wealth in the proper manner. It's a matter of using the knowledge in the proper manner.
And this is what we should be wishing to emulate. This is what we should admire.
But there's another point by the way that we can notice.
And that is that this has it. Not only is this not with respect to worldly things that you cannot control,
and do anything about.
But think about it, every human being, or I should say maybe virtually every human being has been given vials of him with data, some level of wealth, and some level of knowledge.
Think about this headiest. There's no hazard except for these two categories of people. And then the polycephalum describe two categories of people.
Everyone actually, to emulate.
The process of cinema has defined two aspects, knowledge and wealth.
In reality, everyone has been given some level of knowledge and what that means, in reality, everyone can emulate and everyone can imitate those people concern to whom they have this hustle.
And not everyone can be like them.
Maybe someone has the latest, you know, the most expensive car, the nicest biggest house, you can ever be late. But you can be like the person whom Allah has given wealth and love given knowledge. And he's using the wealth in the proper way. And he's using the knowledge in the proper way, you can be like them.
So you should have this feeling the system said there's only two cases. And he defined those two cases. And in both of those cases, they are actually within your means to be like the person for whom you have.
So this is not a self defeating hazard. This is not a kind of person that is willing to lead to misery on the part of the one who has the system.
But instead, this can be somebody to encourage the person that has to drive him to do what the other person is admiring, is doing. And so therefore become just like the person. So that has
is no husband except with respect to this to the end result of this heaviest murder would mean is that in your heart, you should have a feeling to be like those people. And then when you have this in your heart, you will realize that you can be like those people. Because no matter how much wealth you know, no matter how much knowledge you have, you're going to be able to use it properly, you are going to be able to benefit from those balances in the same way that these two people, or these two categories of people for whom you have.
The full system did not say the man whom Allah has given lots of noise. A man and a woman has given him wealth. daughter's
wealth here is indefinite. It can be a small amount of wealth, it can be a large amount of wealth. There's nothing in this hadith that says you should be envious and more humble. I've given lots of wealth and he's using the world in the proper way. Nothing at all. And in the other case, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given him figma figma doesn't say more particular doesn't say lots of wisdom, lots of knowledge, just again, indefinite term, give me what it means.
So you start out with this headache, you should not be envious or have any hazard towards anyone except these two
And then when you think about it, you realize, wait a minute, what I'm saying is I should admire and I should try to emulate these two. And in fact, I can't.
There's nothing keeping me from being like this. Because Allah has given me even a little bit of work, I can make sure to use this word for word as to whether it's correct what is right.
And right includes, for example, sustaining myself and spending on myself and my family that is part of spending,
and has given me know, even if it's a small amount of knowledge, whatever I was given me, and I just have to make sure that I use it properly, I make judgments based on their knowledge, and I try to teach that knowledge.
If I have a little bit of knowledge, maybe
there's maybe children who don't have the knowledge that my own children, maybe
I can pass the knowledge on to them. So in this head is the process, it is a very special hand, if you could say, I think a lot of people have missed the point of this hurry through the process.
By number one, not identifying with his husband, and not really giving the emotion of trying to be like we're seeing that other people are doing something, and having the admiration and the willingness to emulate them. And then realizing that in reality, in these two cases for which the policy has allowed the sausage, everyone is able to
dip into levels of hell without a will, they will, everyone is able to actually emulate the person for whom they have decided.
So in this heading from the left,
we know who it is that we should look towards and try to emulate.
And incidentally, also, if we cannot emulate them or feel that we are short and emulating them, this idea of hazard tourism,
this idea of emulation also includes the idea of an admiration
machine, forget that point is
that there is an aspect aspect of admiration as well, the root of a hazard is something that you like something that you want, right. So also here, there is a kind of admiration. So you see the person having Well, I was giving him some level rub, and he's using the property, I was giving someone else knowledge and he's using properly. So not only should you want to be like them, but there's a feeling in your heart of admiration for them.
And this is very important,
because admiration is a kind of love. And if it is the case, for example, that you happen to find someone who loves giving lots of wealth and is using it properly or was given loss of knowledge and his disease properties and so forth.
Someone who you cannot who feel like you cannot actually compete with but if you have this admiration for them and this love for them, that will actually in the in the end benefit you quite a bit.
Just think of the Hadoop ecosystem.
When the veteran came to the process,
veteran, the veteran asked the process and what about a person
who he sees another person, he recognizes this other person and you recognize the pulls in him. So he loves that other person, but he himself cannot be like that.
He himself cannot be like that person or those other people. So someone sees some people, and he likes them but he's not above people. The exactly was the better one six or eight Rosalyn hub, the foreman one William might have been this
person and he learned he loves them.
But he cannot match them he cannot actually be with him
with respect to the way they are and so forth, and the process and them gave a very important answer to him
that inshallah can give us all hope.
And this goes back again once again to the importance of the acts of worship of the heart.
Because the poet says, Adam said, Who up Mammon,
he is the one who he loves,
is with the one who will be in other words, he will be with the one whom he loves to listen to, if you truly love them, Allah subhanho wa Taala will bring them together.
Another heading suppose the process and told someone that the man said that he is not prepared much for the Day of Judgment, except he loves along the messenger
and the promises
Have you ever been with one whom you love.
So, if you have this hazard, this proper hazard in your heart, that was developed in your heart and admiration for those who are doing good, that admiration moves into a real love for them and inshallah, that means even if you have some shortcomings with respect to that is, inshallah, that means that you will be with them inshallah, on the day of judgment, you will be
rewarded for that love for them.
Actually, Omar opennebula once said, if you can, if you can be from the scholars or the students then do so,
if you cannot be from among them, then at least love them.
And if you cannot do that, then at least do not hate them.
And then he said, How perfect is Allah Allah, Allah has made a way out for everything.
So, if you cannot actually be from the scores of the students of knowledge that at least you should have love for them,
at least you should have love for them and inshallah that will benefit that will benefit you. So the love for them will benefit you. And then he said that if you cannot love the malice, don't hate them because if you cannot benefit from your love for them, at least do not commit a sin by hating these people who are working for the sake of God and are learning for the sake of others.
And they're passing on this day.
Unfortunately, some people have gotten to that point that they hate the oma This is obviously a great sign of disease
in the heart. So, here we see this, this kind of has it that the process elements described is very different from the prohibited has
instead of a husband, which does not bring about any positive results,
this is a kind of hesitant, will bring about positive results.
At the very least, if it doesn't change, you have to realize that you can be growing what they what they can be doing, inshallah, it will lead to love for those people wishing to be like them.
And therefore inshallah based on this love, and based on this wish to be like them, maybe Allah subhana wa, Allah will bring you to their level in the year.
Notice, by the way, the processor did not mention jihad.
He will not mentioned that you can help us
for the one who goes out and makes you heard and gives up his life and well for the sake of others.
So obviously, many people have asked the question why we know how important jihad is in Islam. So why hasn't the purpose of silom mentioned you had to have acid for those people who make jihad.
Even Tamia has given a response to this question.
And he says that the reason that that jihad is not mentioned, he said, is because in general, people do not have envy for someone who is exhausting himself,
even if he's doing the most virtuous deeds.
And that is why the public school system also did not mention the one who's praying and fasting and making Hajj.
Now, obviously, with all due respect to Islam in tinea, this response does not seem to be satisfactory.
Because in reality, many people have hustled or many people wish they could be like those people who made you had
many people wish they could be they could be more wishes they could become martyrs. And so therefore, when they see others going out and making jihad, they wish they could be like those.
So it's not the case that people don't wish to be like, like mortals,
but maybe with the help of the bosses and editors implied is that when people are given wealth, and when people are given knowledge, and especially when people are given knowledge, and they are acting on the basis of their knowledge, they are judging on the basis of knowledge, that means they're judging themselves on the basis of their knowledge and their teaching others and setting the example for others. So actually, this was the process Adam has described,
with respect to wealth of knowledge, and this covers all of the all of the
all of the acts of worship all the physical acts of worship.
Because we have the knowledge is judging by the knowledge, first and foremost is going to do himself by the nose. So it means that he's applying the knowledge and applying the knowledge means he's going to be praying, he's going to be fasting. He's going to be making Jihad when necessary and so forth. So therefore, it says actually inclusive. Because think of someone if you think of someone who has no
If you don't think of someone has noticed, and he's judging by it, and he's teaching it, this is someone who's not praying and not pressing, he has a nose, but he's not applying it. Obviously, this is not the kind of person the proper system is referring to. So there was no need to mention jihad or fasting or praying and so forth. Because this all comes under the aspect of taking that knowledge and judging that knowledge properly, will lower.
So there is the obligatory hazard. Or, at least, you don't know if you don't want to go so far as to call it later. And this we know this is the proper hazard or this is the hazard process
And this brings us to our next concept
with this feeling of of admiration, and the desire to emulate, brings us to also another concept in Islam, which is also something that should be characteristic of the true believers.
And this is what is known as a sinner.
And this is where the believers compete with one another,
and acts of righteousness and getting closer to a listen No.
This is not an aspect of hazard whatsoever.
Okay, this is not an aspect of the evil hazard whatsoever.
There's no proposition
but this is the willingness or the desire to persons in the person's
heart to please Allah subhanho wa Taala and to go beyond how others are pleasing.
So the drive behind this is actually a desire to please Allah subhanho wa Taala even more than others, appeasing others,
not to be satisfied with the fact that numerous others are pleasing listen to him without him more than your physicals. And without
the drug behind this the motivating factor is not that you're unhappy about what others are doing. But it is completely and solely related to you and your relationship told us
that you want to please Allah subhanho wa Taala to the best of your ability. And so if you're seeing others doing more than you, that makes you feel like therefore you can do more. If another human being who's similar to you, is doing more than you which might be this should be assigned to you or could be sent you was given other factors but this could be assigned to you that you are not doing the more that you can do to please others.
So you want to compete
and again, this is a this is not like capitalism. This is a beneficial competition.
You want to compete with them. So you will no shallow you'll do your best to please Allah subhanaw taala and the best that you possibly can.
So as Alyssa Hannah would die this this was Evelyn sort of
coffee very carefully snfs in Medina is
talking about the rewards and generous support and for this let those who want to strive compete.
Allah subhanho wa Taala also says
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the center, he will write that will mean
that he can see he magnesia will love him for the lighting. Allah subhanho wa Taala says race with race one with another and hastening towards forgiveness from your Lord, and towards paradise. The worst world is as the width of heaven and earth prepared for those who believe in Allah and his messages. That is the grace of Allah which He bestows on whom he pleases, and Allah is the owner of Greek gods.
Even Roger noticed this, when this verse was revealed, the Sahaba understood from that, that they should strive to be the first to perform the novelties. And so therefore, they found that they were lagging behind others or others did nobody before them, decided them.
This said in them, because they knew that other people were doing good deeds before
serving them because they knew that they did not take the initiative and try to please Allah subhanho wa Taala before other people tried to do
this is when the heart is really attuned to the mind
and to being completely healthy or saddened by that thing. And then emerge have noticed this, after some time, people came and the matters were reversed. And people started competing for the things of this world.
So now, what he's saying were people came later after the time to solve and so forth.
spread of competing tries to do those things
that were pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala and tries to do them before anybody else, knowing more about, you know, getting the best of this world getting the latest and the fastest computer before anybody else getting this before I need anybody else, and so forth.
And it even happens by the respect to notice. And people, they have to get a certain book book that comes out, they have to get before anybody else. They have to get the tape before anybody else the CD before anybody else. They may never read the book or even look at the book, but they have to get it before anybody else.
So this kind of competition as opposed to competing to dualities that are more pleasing to us.
The situation has changed. And in fact, one of the one of the solutions, you can see
one of the solutions for this disease of competing in this room, and all respect to compete in this world, you may never you this is something you're going to lose for sure. Sometime. There's no question about
that if you compete for the hereafter. And that is really your intention. And your intention is pure.
Then because of that attention, even if you hold her and because of that intention, actually you will be at the top
level now in the future.
As well hustle and bustle he said that if you see someone competing with you for this room, then compete with him for the app.
Don't worry about competing for this world.
But turn your attention to competing with others for the sake of Allah Subhana with that.
Now, obviously, there are some important points that we have to keep in mind with respect to this kind of competition. As we said it is a healthy competition.
And the first key point with respect to this
type of competition of racing towards Allah subhanho wa Taala is this one never, never has the feeling in his heart that he wants to goodness for himself and excel others while others do not.
You know, this is not part of the competition at all.
You are happy for brothers actually when when you compete. And they do well you're happy for them. Because this is actually part of your mind you are certain that you cannot please a listener without a bed in them. But if you have a feeling of happiness in their in their in your heart that someone did that was sick,
and your brother assistant his son was able to do
so there is never a feeling of resentment towards anyone who did it. It is never a feeling of resentment that the team have done, but it wasn't done at your head.
This is absolutely and positively absent in this kind of positive comments competition.
Because the goal is to please Allah Subhana Allah. So Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased whether you do the Act, or somebody else beat you to it and does it for example, this is an act that only one person can do.
So you are not saddened by the fact that somebody else has done that. But you only wish that you could have done better with respect to others. And with that, I'd look in respect to what others are doing and earning, but you wish you could have done better with respect to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So this guy in a healthy competition, you never at any time hope to remove what the others have received more, you're unhappy at what the others have received.
And the second key aspect to this type of competition. And this is a very obvious aspect is that this competition is with respect to the hereafter and pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala and not for the matters of this world.
A competition with respect to the matters of this world is obviously claiming there's no benefit to to try to compete against others and be having the best jr over whatever over what others have this will not bring about any positive results. And this actually can lead to the kind of
evil hazard that we've been discussing, that sooner or later somebody is going to get something better and beyond what you've done. And so therefore, you will have this feeling of hate and resentment and wishing to remove that bounty that the others have received.
So this is the concept of
and we want to move on now to the concept of he thought
and this is a thought win.
To begin to understand, a thought, which is the concept of sacrificing for the sake of one's brothers is done but one sister, when you begin to understand this concept, you can really understand how distance has it is from Islam
you can think of a thought as virtually the exact opposite of that.
And it has to grow outside when others get something while any god we're happy to give to us, even if you have to sacrifice for the sake of your, of your brother or sister. And this is when this is when a man really enters the person's heart,
when the man is truly in the presence, and the person is now concentrating on trying to please Allah subhana wa,
and concentrating on the hereafter north on this dunya and sees his brothers and sisters
and about even all of humanity that says, this brothers and sisters and all humanity, not as a source of competition and hatred, that there's someone that you will dislike because they have more than you, but sees them as a actually as a means
of furthering one's closeness to others.
Instead of being upset about what other people possess, and what bounties are listening to what God has given to others,
you should look towards others as a means of getting closer to others.
By behaving towards them in the proper way you can please others.
So instead of wishing that they didn't have developers that they have, you should instead wish that they get more bounties and that Allah subhanho wa Taala blesses him and developers and Allah subhana wa tada guides them and allowed them to use their bounties properly. And when you have that feeling, you will be pleasing to all of us.
Instead of trying to remove bounces from your brothers and your sisters, you actually want to give them more bounces you want them even to be happier, because you love them for the sake of others. And because of this, you will once again Come closer.
So, we can see from this how it has it as we described in the habit of
the mind cannot combine together in one heart.
Because really, this image is all about looking for data and behaving towards others in a way that will get you closer.
And this is not how you recognize the people around you and the people who interact with that they are actually people whom you should deal with in a way that will get you closer to Allah subhanaw taala as opposed to dealing with them in such a way that will take you further away from almost no data.
Then you do not understand what
what Eman what, what the man should be in your heart.
And of course, the real aspects of ethos
is to sacrifice for the sake of your brother and sister what we mean by sacrificing for the sake of your brothers. This
is capitalism that were sacrifice. I mean, I'm using that word sacrifice for a specific reason and that is that you're giving us something that you need.
The only thought is not simply that you are giving wealth, you might have a billion dollars, and you give $10 to someone in the mall so we give $10 to the mosque. It is not any thought and this is Intel certified. This is good and and there's nothing wrong. Obviously with with doing the deed you should do that. But when we speak about aliens, or we're talking about sacrificing, was you are in need of something.
And here we see again how far emerges Trump has it and this and this. No thought. Of course this is the goal of the giver. This is how babies should become and we have many examples of this is how the believer is difficult.
We have a gentleman in the room we have a metal monster.
In one verse in the plan for example, Allah subhanaw taala says Wouldn't that be in it the Bible trouble with a man in public in Bournemouth hijra him well I didn't want him when I didn't want him
to see him Oh Canada him
or me you.
Allah subhana wa tada is this
and those who before them had homes in Medina and has
the no those who emigrate to them. And they have no jealousy, no envy in their hearts for that which they have been given. And this is in particular reference to some goodies that was given to the jury.
And they give them they give the others preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that, and Roy was saved from his own greed or they who will be the success
so let's head on with the island describes him
on an island to see him water canopy him also, they give preference over themselves, even though they were in need of that.
most of you are probably familiar with the story that was that was related to this, where the postal system
someone was in need of food in the process of them. Actually, at that time, him and his family had no food to give them. So the process and him asked who would take this man to be as guests.
And one of the one of the Muslims of Medina said that he would do so. And when he took when he took them home, we found that actually the him and his family did not have any food except for the food that they were going to eat for themselves. And
so what they had is they put the children to sleep they put out the lamp and made it look like they were eating, and they gave the fruit to this guest and they went to bed without any food.
So therefore, when they when the next morning they came supposed to settle. And the process Adam said that Allah subhana wa di laughed at or was pleased with what you did
the preceding night. But actually we find many This is just one example. But there are many examples during the time of the Prime Minister system in which
the Muslim sacrifice for others sacrifice for their brothers and sisters so that their brothers and sisters could have what they need. Even though
as I said, this is a characteristic
of a man, this is a characteristic that should permeate the Muslim society, the Society of the believers, instead of being a society of hustle, we're, we're different members of the society are angry or upset that other people have bounces instead of being a doggy dog kind of capitalistic society where everyone is competing against each other, and just wants to wipe out and do better than the others. This is not what Islamic Society should be like. This is not what Muslims should be.
Muslims should have a real love for one another for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. And when they have that rule for one another, they will love each other with the love for themselves.
And not only that,
they will seek to please Allah subhanho wa Taala in the best way that they can. And this means during the previews before others can convert.
So that they can please Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this also means sacrificing for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala and giving to others even when they are in need.
This is the true nature of the one who has worked in magnetism, and will find this example among the Sahaba to find it among those people who have this true Eman in their hearts.
And this is a thought.
Now only thought I'll just make since we're out of time, I'll just make one final point about a thought, which is
an important point that has come up sometimes recently. And that is the
only thought does not mean that one gives up fulfilling his obligations towards others in the name of sacrificing for the sake of
another as a as an individual. If I don't want to if I if I'm willing to give up for for tonight before tomorrow night and for a week, so that others can eat that. That's my grown from doing that for the sake of Well, listen, I know I'm doing a good thing. But if I have others who are dependent on me, and it's my obligation to fulfill their needs, which is why I have such a student so forth, I cannot force them or I cannot neglect their needs in order to supposedly sacrifice
and good for the sake of others. Now they give or they're willing to also do the same and join me in this act. That's one thing, but they do have
this obligation upon me.
And I have to fulfill that obligation upon especially the day if they if I can see, you know, sometimes someone may
If you don't want to force someone to come out openly and say, for example, I don't want you to be making data because I want you to fulfill my needs here I need to eat, I need food I need the children need food. And so what you don't want to force them to see if you can see actually that they are in need of food and so forth. And so you do not leave them without food. Without being provided for in the name of a libero sacrificing pros is you could grow for yourself. But if you have obligations reserves, you have to meet those obligations. And if and only if they want to give up also, then, of course, then you have the right or you can together, do this.
For the sake of others,
we'll have to wrap up and sell on this on this point, we've gone now from stressing the emotions in the heart and realizing that they are acts of worship in the heart. There are definite acts of worship in the heart that are blamed for France. And at the same time, there are diseases that can affect the heart. And we have to be very careful about these diseases. And one of the greatest of them it has,
and it has it in general. Like so many things in the physical body, there are things that are needed, to some extent, but once it gets out of hand, it causes harm, and only causes harm. And unfortunately for most people, their own experience of hazard.
And the only thing they know about hazard is the evil hazard in which they desire, what other people have or the desire even to destroy what other people have ordered the desire to destroy other people in the process.
And this is a very evil disease, all of us must be aware of it and all of us must work to remove it from us.
But the feeling
and the emotion that should be in the heart and should rely on the heart is wanting to do what is pleasing to us.
And so, therefore, when we see others who are good, what is pleasing to us, we should have this feeling of wanting to be like them, and wanting to emulate them and if this feeling of strong in the heart is a positive feeling philosophy, and it is called actually by the process.
But it is a positive feeling and it will drive us also to do good. So we should not go to the extreme of having this evil husband in the heart. nor should we vote in a stream of not having any feeling of being like those people or doing the deeds that are pleasing to
the stream we have to avoid. So that inshallah our heart will be sound, it will be healthy. And when we make a list of 100 to Allah, we will meet Allah subhanho wa Taala with a sound heart Allah subhanho wa Taala will be pleased with us and He will enter us into His gender
by the mercy and the grace of Allah
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