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La La beaucoup, info now, brothers and sisters in Islam, today our hope bar is about higher and the term higher there is not a direct translation for it in English, but it is a combination of different terms and concepts that when put together come close to the meaning of higher and these concepts are self respect, modesty bashfulness, or shyness being shy, put together they come close to the meaning of higher, higher is when your soul abstains or your neffs yourself you abstain from committing sins and transgressions and misdeeds is when your heart cannot tolerate sin and you can't see yourself

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being humiliated in front of Allah subhanaw taala and in front of others and in front of yourself.

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And the word higher, comes from the root higher, which means life. So the scholars say it's as if to say that the person who has higher in him, he has the very essence of life itself in him.

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And what is sad brothers and sisters is that now the Muslims, men and women seem to think of higher as a bad thing, that if you have this modesty, this bashfulness the shyness, that it means you're not assertive, that it means you don't take the initiative. That means it means you don't have a strong personality. But that is actually not the case. And that has nothing to do with hierarchy. And some people think that if they have higher, their rights will be trampled upon, and they will be abused. And we're not saying allow anyone to abuse you or to trample your rights. We are saying do not lose your higher in the process of regaining your rights.

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And as people are ashamed of this wonderful quality of higher, let's look at the hierarchy of a Navy Salalah Horace, who is the bravest of men who is the greatest of mental alertness, alum, and the strongest of men. But I will say that he wrote the Allahu anhu he described. He said that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was more modest, has more higher shyness bashfulness than a virgin girl behind her curtain on the day of her wedding, the epitome of high higher the description, and this was a man salatu salam, who was also brave and courageous and strong and had all the good qualities of a human being. But he had hired to this degree that his companions would describe it similar to a

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virgin girl behind our curtain on the day of her wedding, and when and when he disliked anything we recognize that from his face.

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So then also had to show the importance of higher in Islam. This is narrated in Bukhari, and Muslim and nebby SOS lm is narrated by Iraq and navy so Salim is describing the man and the branches of a man. So he began by saying a man built on was of own ashore, but a man is 70 odd branches, meaning it's a lot of branches 7375 77, a lot of branches of Eman, then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam give us the top level and the lowest level Allah ha kolu la ilaha illAllah. The highest branch of Eman is to say la ilaha illallah

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wa Edna, her mo America to another Anatolian and the lowest level is to remove something harmful from the pathway or from the roads. So the highest level is to say that a lot a lot, the lowest level is to remove an obstruction. And before we continue, it's important for us to remember this, the lowest level of Eman is at least to remove an obstruction. And many times we come across things on the pathways and sidewalks and we don't bother to remove them. Broken Glass, make sure you remove it. And also part of good etiquette and adept is to not spit in people's pathways on the sides but not in the pathway of people. So then the Prophet sallallahu Sallam showed us now the top shows us

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the bottom. But we still have many, many, many branches of a man in the middle. And then he concludes the Hadith by saying what higher shorba mean and a man and higher is one of the branches of a man. So then the scholar said, why is it that of all the many branches here the prophets of Allah Salaam just gave an example of one of the branches we have the top we have the bottom and we just have one example only. And why did the President just choose higher as an example. And so the scholars said that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam chose higher only as an example, because it's the one quality that if you have you will secure all the other branches of EMA. If you have higher, you

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will have honesty because the person who is shy bashful and have has most earning enough self respect, he would not want to lie in front of people. So then if you have higher you will secure honest if you have higher you will secure taqwa which is being God fearing and God conscious. Because the person who is God conscious and has higher he doesn't want to sit in front of Allah subhanaw taala if you have higher you will have good manners most of good manners are based off of higher if you have higher you will put on your hijab. So that's why the professor lamb just used the example of higher because it's one that if you have you will secure all the other branches of email.

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In another Hadith and Nabi sallallahu Sallam said an inland hyah when Eamon Corina Jamia meaning hyah and he man your belief in Allah

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How to Allah are intertwined. If one is lacking, the other one will follow. Meaning if your higher is lacking your Eman will follow a new Eman will be lacking. If your Eman is lacking, naturally your higher will be lacking because they're intertwined.

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Inside Muslim, it is narrated on the authority of saying that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said

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and higher law

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that higher brings nothing except good. Meaning only good can come out of higher

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and that's why one time a Nabi sallallahu Sallam passed by a man who was admonishing his brother, about his modesty. So as if he's telling him you have too much modesty, too much higher. And the prophets Allah wa salam tells him as he walked by them leave him because higher is part of a man.

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We have an amazing example of hire from the story of Ayesha rhodiola. Juana, she says, I used to go into my house where the Prophet salallahu alaihe salam and Abu Bakr were buried, because the porcelain was buried in what used to be her apartment or home. And then I will book it was buried next to him. So she said, I used to go, and I would say, my husband and my father. So I used to be free and he relaxed in what I was wearing. I didn't cover up too much. It's my husband and my father who were buried there.

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And then when Bob died and was buried next to them, I felt too shy to be free about what I wore. So I used to cover myself properly out of hire from Omar, even though he was dead.

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Compare this level of hire to the level of hair that we're seeing now with a Muslim woman. She said even though he was dead, I used to cover myself properly. So an important point here is that someone might argue about the logic behind this. So someone who has already passed away, one, two is already underground, absolutely no way of seeing. So what would be the logic of covering up here? And this is what we're good at these days wanting to critique and say what is the logic and what's the rationale, but they're missing the most important thing. And Nabi sallallahu Sallam said and higher,

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behave higher brings nothing except good. So if I find someone in a similar situation, where let's say they're higher, doesn't make logical sense to me. So I start to argue for him to behave otherwise. What what I'm doing that's bad, is that I am taking this wonderful quality that they have in their heart, and removing some of it. And what is best and what is wise is to leave that higher. Whether it makes sense to you or not, is not the point. I shall go Oh, and I said, even though he was dead, she knows he's dead. She knows he can't see her. But it's the quality of hair that's in the heart and removing it is akin to lowering or a man and to damage and to remove this great

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quality from your heart.

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So the Muslim scholar is then classified higher into six different types, but the one that we're concerned with in in this hookah is the higher from Allah subhanho wa Taala, the higher of the sinner because whoever commits a sin or a major sin becomes immediately feels ashamed as a result of committing that sin. Similar to when Adam alayhis salam ate from the forbidden fruit, ate from the tree. And then he was so ashamed that he kept running away in agenda. So Allah subhanaw taala calls out to him. Yeah, Adam, a furor and mania Adam, are you fleeing away from me? Oh, Adam, and Adam alayhis salam says, No, a lot, but I am running out of shame. And it's narrated that even after he

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came down to earth, He spent many, many years crying because of that, once in he committed against Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So the sad thing is that when the heart dies, nothing becomes obscene, and nothing becomes ugly. And then that person will do anything. And that's why the Prophet sallallahu wasallam in so he had Buhari, he says, out of what has survived of the past sayings of all the preceding prophets, meaning all the previous prophets have said this, and it's survived all the way to us. every prophet said this is the lemon test at first Nah, nah, [???]. If you have no higher than do as you please, if you have no higher than do as you please. So what is the meaning of this? Howdy the scholars gave two explanations. They said the Hadith is saying, Look at what you're doing. Are you ashamed? of doing

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it in front of Allah? subhanaw taala? Are you ashamed of doing it in front of others? And are you ashamed of doing it in front of yourself? Because we said self respect is part of higher self

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So you're ashamed of doing it in front of Allah azza wa jal, and you're also ashamed of doing it in front of people. So the top is to be ashamed of doing something Haram in front of Allah azza wa jal. But it's also praiseworthy and commendable that you at least have some hair in front of people. Some people know the only focus, don't you have it in front of Allah. But it's also important to have hands in front of people. Because if someone is not ashamed of doing something wrong in front of a large audience, and they're not ashamed to do it in front of people have no problem announcing their sin in front of everyone, no shame of people, and they have no self respect than what will stop

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them. And that's the meaning of the Hadith. The first meaning is that if you're not ashamed in front of Allah and people and yourself, then what will stop you do as you please? The second explanation, the scholars said that the Hadith is actually a threat. It's saying Do as you please, and you will pay for it on the Day of Judgment, do as you please, and you will be punished for it is the length of stay for snap my [???] if you have no higher than do as you please.

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And maybe some of us lm said incinerate an imager. That once Allah subhanaw taala wants to perish a servant, he will remove higher from him. Allah subhanaw taala wants to end someone The first thing Allah will remove. Now what happens as a result of Hyatt being removed once higher is removed from him, you will find him nothing but despicable. Once you find him despicable honesty will be removed from him. Once honesty is removed from Him you will find him nothing but a treacherous person and once you find him nothing but treacherous mercy will be removed from him and once Mercy is removed from him, you will find him nothing but a damned and a cursed person.

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And that's why the highest degree of higher is the one that we show towards Allah subhanho wa Taala because all sins major or minor, they share one very basic feature and that is not having higher in front of Allah subhanaw taala not having higher the fact that Allah subhanaw taala sees you committing the sin because if we completely realize that Allah subhanaw taala sees us meaning which is the essence of taqwa being God conscious, then we would not commit any sense. But in this day and age when you tell someone eat tequila, it's as if it's an insult. Well, the early Muslims if you only told them it tequila, tears would immediately roll down their face. And Allah subhanaw taala

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mentions this in sort of Baccarat where either tequila and if it is said to the person it tequila is a terrible isn't when it's set to someone fear Allah. He is led by arrogance to do more crime more sins for hospital Johanna was a bit sad mad enough for them is the Helfer and what a bad bed or an evil bed indeed, and to lie on.

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It will claim Rahim Allah the grid scholar, he said something very powerful about committing a sin and not caring that Allah Subhana Allah is watching you commit the sin. He said, your happiness for Africa with them your happiness while committing the sin is more of a sin with Allah. The fact that you're happy to commit this sin is more of a sin than whatever it is you're doing. And then he says and your laughter

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as you're committing the sin is a bigger sin than the sin itself. And he said and your sadness for not being able to commit the sin, you missed an opportunity to sin and being sad over it, that sadness is a bigger sin than the action itself that you are going to do. And your insistence upon committing the sin or hiding yourself from committing the sin hiding the sin and you don't care that Allah subhanaw taala is watching you commit the sin is a bigger sin than the action itself.

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And this is so so true. Many people they don't care. Their last concern is that Allah subhanaw taala sees them committing this sin. So they jump when the wind blows or when the door moves or when they hear something they jump in their hearts reach their throat from fear because they thought someone might catch them committing the sin and they didn't care the least that Allah subhanaw taala is watching them commit this sin. For that reason the early Muslims one of the early Muslims His name is Bella Busan he used to say La Tonto Ella silver in maaseiah do not look at how small the sin is when a cannonball in a vomit man outside but look at the greatness of the one you're sinning

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against.

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And at Floyd Niagara Delano himolla used to also say that because the maiasaura Dumbo ended as much as the sin becomes smaller to you, it becomes greater with Allah. And as the sin becomes a bigger deal with you you feel more guilt and more remorse. It becomes a

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Smaller deal with Allah subhanho wa Taala one of the most dangerous things brothers and sisters that can happen when someone gets used to committing a sin. One of the most dangerous things is that the person will only find pleasure when they think they're disobeying Allah subhanaw taala. The following is a true story that happened to one of the early Muslims. And this man he was married and he used to go and commits in our area below with another woman and his wife found out and she went and she traded places with that other woman.

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And, and you use your imagination. They were the same height build borrowed her perfume and lamb. The point is, they didn't have electricity in the homes. So the man comes at night in the dark, and he thinks he's with the other woman and he's with his wife. And in the morning before light came, she rushed back home. And when he comes home, she tells him that woman that you are with last night it wasn't full on. I wasn't so and so that was me. We traded places. And he says to her one of the most horrendous things you will ever hear. He tells her Oh the villa ma Keven haraam. wama Akbar Okay, hockey fan holla.

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He says, Oh the biller, how wonderful you are, when it's hot on and how horrible you are when it's hella.

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The woman is the same. The action is the same, but the man could only find pleasure when he thought he was disobeying Allah subhanaw taala and that is the danger of not having higher and that is the danger of when someone gets accustomed to committing this sin. With that we ask Allah Subhana Allah to forgive our sins, and we ask Allah to grant us higher. Hakuna colada was tougher La La dama de la comunidad de novo istockphoto Fairholme stock Varian asked ask Allah Subhana Allah for his forgiveness, surely those who ask for his forgiveness shall prosper.

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And hamdulillah here Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Meanwhile, earlier wasabia Jemaine about

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Anna's rhodiola han who the companion he was speaking to the tibia in the successors the generation after the companions and we know from their biographies and their stories, their level of religiosity and how much support they had and how God fearing they were, but unless this companion for the long run, who is speaking to them, and he tells them in Madonna, Marlon, you, you commit sins, He adopted me in a shower. It is thinner than a hair in your psyche and it is nothing in your eyesight, you just marginalize the sins that you commit. Couldn't not do her Allah it Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam minute movie caught a Monica. He says you commit sins that are nothing in your

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eyes you consider it to be nothing and just like a hair, something thin and small in your eyes. But at the time of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam we used to count them from the sins that would destroy a man.

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Part of HIA is to remember the shame you will feel in front of Allah subhanaw taala I live in Ibiza, and who he used to say that there will be people on the Day of Judgment, whose flesh will fall off their faces out of shame of their when their sins are presented in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But the good news for all of us is narrated by Abu Musab Al Azhar is a Muslim, and maybe Salam Sallam said that Allah subhanaw taala stretches out his hand during the Knights. Yani Allah subhanaw taala stretches out his hand during the night, so that the ones who sinned during the day can repent. And during the day, Allah subhanaw taala stretches out his hand so that the people who

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repented who sinned at night can repent during the day. So repenting to Allah subhanaw taala being conscious of the fact that we're being watched by Allah azza wa jal, having higher not wanting to sit sin in front of Allah azza wa jal hiding our sins from other people having higher in front of people and having higher in front of ourselves, we ask Allah to grant us that we ask Allah subhanaw taala to make use of those who hear the truth as clear truth and follow the best of it, and to make use of those who recognize false with as clear falsehood and abstain from it for lahoma.

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widen a bottle a bottle and was open for lahoma rajala dounia Kumara homina Well, I'm a blogger elmyra ella Norma sirona. We ask Allah Subhana Allah to grant victory to Islam and to the Muslims. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to grant freedom to all the Muslims who are being held and dealt with unjustly around the world. And we ask Allah azza wa jal to grant victory and ease to the Muslims in Syria, and to the Muslims in Philistine to the Muslims in Yemen, and the Muslims in Burma and in Bangladesh, and in Kashmir, and in all parts of the world. yarrabah al amin for lahoma Abdullah who lomatium LaRoche, didn't you

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