Heart Therapy: Episode 16 – Actions of the Heart – 4 Tafakkur (Contemplation)

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The heart is the most significant organ of the human body, both physically and spiritually. Thus, we need to strive to make sure our hearts are sound, healthy and free of every defect. The Prophet SAW said, “There is a piece of flesh in the body, if healthy, the whole body is healthy, and if corrupt, the whole body is corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart.”

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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala aquilani Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah ultramarine. While early he was so happy woman, Sara Allen Angie he was, we had he laomi Diem, a my bad Welcome to another episode of heart therapy.

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In the previous episode, we looked at another one of the actions of the heart. And that was what is known as a horseshoe, or the humility, the humbleness that one develops in his heart, when he stands in prayer, standing before Allah Subhana, who whatever.

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And we mentioned how when that happens to the heart, the rest of the body parts, they follow suit. And so a person submits his entire self to Allah subhanahu wa tada standing before him, in a complete state of humility. It is this kind of Salah that is accepted by Allah subhanho, wa Taala. And it all originates from it all originates from the heart, and one of the actions of the heart known as

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In this episode, we want to move on to another one of the actions of the heart.

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And that is what is known as a difficult or contemplation,

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contemplation, pondering, thinking. And so, the meaning of this particular action of the heart is that one meditates and contemplates over everything that basically will cause you to increase your level of Eman and your obedience to Allah Subhana who would have had, such as contemplating over your very self contemplating over your actions, your sins, contemplating over the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala this vast, humongous gigantic creation that Allah has created on this earth and beyond in this universe.

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And then to take lessons from all of that, to take lessons from what Allah subhanho wa Taala has created, after observing it, after thinking about it, and contemplating over it. And that's why Allah subhanahu attallah says,

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regarding those who do this, who contemplate in this manner, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, in a fee Hulk is an hour to one hour we watch the laughing lately when Harry law is in legally LDAP. There indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of night and day, are signs, signs for who signs for those of understanding those people who understand things, those people who have minds and intellects, then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them further. And larina here the kurunegala pm and workqueue then while our June will be him, they are those who remember Allah subhanho wa Taala while standing and also while sitting, and not only that, but also

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while lying on their sides. And then Allah says, we have a Kuru nephew Hulk his center where it will all be robbed, then Anna, doctor had adopted and so we Hannukah for cleaner now. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes them further. They are those who give thought to the creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They think about this creation, they ponder over it. They reflect and contemplate over this creation of Allah, the heavens and the earth, saying, Our Lord, you did not create any of this aimlessly without any purpose.

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Exalted are You above such a thing? So protect us from the punishment of the Fire.

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And so here Allah subhanahu wa Tada. He

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praises the people who remember him. Not only do they remember him with their hearts by remembering him and pondering over this creation of his, but also they remember him with their tongues. And Allah subhanho wa Taala also tells us in another place in the Quran, in a few Holocaust senapati when we walk through life in layli one hairy world full kill at Treasury failed beema beema

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here Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions several of his signs in his creation. And so he says indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, in the alternation of the day and the night, and the great ships that sail through the sea, with which, with what benefits people and what Allah has sent down from the heavens of rain, giving life thereby to this earth, after it was dead, and dispersing there in every kind of moving creature. And then he says, and his directing of the winds, and the clouds controlled between the heavens and the earth. All of this What does Allah say? All of this, in all of this are Signs for a people who reason for people who use their minds and think and

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contemplate

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and Allah subhanahu wa tada also

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says, In another place in the Quran, will feel our way to limo cleaning wafi unfussy come of Allah to pursue Iran and on the earth are signs on the earth are Signs for those who are certain those who have your claim, and also in yourselves, meaning within ourselves, our signs, and then Allah says, Then will you not see, then will you not see the truth? That it is a law who created all of this, and so he alone deserves to be worshipped?

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On the contrary, we have another description. And they are those whom Allah Subhana who would data has prevented them from using their minds and their intellects to think and ponder and so Allah subhanahu wa tada says, regarding them,

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so also referred to larina, yet aka berguna feel or will be real hoc, I will turn away from my signs, those who are arrogant in this earth. And then he says, What in your Oh, could I Attila you mean? If they were to see every sign? They will not believe in it? And then he says, what he or Oh sebelah rush the liar taheebo who sebelah and if they were to see the path of righteousness, they wouldn't take it. They wouldn't bother to take that path. What he Otto sabita Lee, you yet the hero who sebelah but if they were to see the path leading to error to falsehood, they would quickly adopt that path. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Valley can be unknown. Can wbI Tina? What can I

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have a feeling that is because they denied our signs, and they were heedless of them. And so here Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us the description of the heedless. Those who Allah subhanho wa Taala created, he gave them eyes with which to see him. He gave them ears with which they could hear. He gave them hearts with which they use, to reason to think, to ponder to contemplate, and yet these people they prefer falsehood over the truth. They prefer to live their lives full of heedless.

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sness and negligence of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And of the signs pointing to Allah subhanho wa Taala His signs are all around us, this entire Universe, and Everything here on earth. And so here Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us

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that he will Ward them away, he will turn them away from his silence, the great Tabby, airy, and has an illusory. He said concerning this verse where Allah says, sir, also refer to larina. Yet a Cameroon will always be why you will help, I will turn away from my signs, those who are arrogant upon the earth, and has an ulcer, he says, it means I will deprive them of a fucker in them. And so he described it as being thinking, Allah subhanho wa Taala, will deprive them of thinking about the signs of Allah Subhana, who went to Allah and has an apostle, he also says, that prolonged difficult, prolonged contemplation is a guide that leads to the path of paradise. And so, if you

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want to tread the path that leads to gender, one of the ways to do it, is by sitting and meditating, contemplating using your heart, to contemplate and to think, what do you think about about many things, as we mentioned earlier, among the things you think about, are the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala in this creation, how humongous they are, how magnificent, how glorious and amazing, this creation of Allah is running in perfect order, in a systematic way. Also, among the things you can think about, is yourself, and how Allah subhanho wa Taala created you, and how you have a perfect system running in your body,

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and many other signs that you can ponder over. And also among the things that you should think about, or your things, what have you done in the past? Where are you headed to in the future? And so these are the things that we should have on our mind all the time.

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We'll take a quick break here, and come back in a few moments.

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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh welcome back to this episode of heart therapy. Before the break, we were mentioning about another one of a lot.

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Before the break we were talking about another one of the actions of the heart and that is the action known as difficult or contemplation, pondering thinking.

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And so we mentioned how Allah has an illusory this great Tabori, may Allah have mercy upon him. He said that prolonged prolonged contemplation is a guide to the path to paradise. Also, we have another one of the Tabby marine.

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Also, we have another one of the tiberian will have been Luna Bay. He says that a trafficker makes a person knowledgeable and a knowledgeable and a knowledgeable person. In turn, he does good deeds. And so if you want to encourage yourself to do good deeds, one of the ways of doing it is by meditating contemplating using your faculty of thinking and your intellect.

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And fully being one of the Tabak Have you been one of the students of the Tabby rain? He says that a tougher court or contemplation is a mirror that reflects both one's good and one's evil. And so if you wanted to know about

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about yourself, about what you had been doing. Sit down by yourself in seclusion and think, think about what you have done in your past. Use your mind, to think and contemplate over everything you have done in your past, the good and the evil. And ask yourself, where are you heading? Are you heading upon the right path that is leading to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala and his reward in the era? Or are you lagging behind? And so this is the meaning of tobacco. So tobacco, or thinking and contemplating is not only over the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala his creation, thinking about what Allah has created, but also more importantly, it is about using our mind to

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think about what we ourselves have been doing in this life.

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Also, we have another great scholar of the past, Bishop and half, he says, a human being who contemplates applause greatness cannot be disobedient to him.

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Yes, because one who is always thinking about the greatness of Allah subhanho wa Taala. How on earth can you imagine that he would fall into this obedience. One who truly knows Allah subhanahu wa tada and knows his greatness. It's not possible for him to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And

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even ambassador, the Allahu anhu. Now he says, thinking about good leads to doing it.

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And so another thing to think about, to meditate and contemplate, is good things, good deeds. And that's why it may Allah have mercy upon him. He says, commenting on the statement, he says, This is because thinking is an act of the heart. And worship is an act of the limbs. So its action is better than the action of its limbs. Also, he goes on to say, also tougher code brings about a man, what action with note of a core would bring. Because tougher code reveals for you the reality of things, the ability to distinguish the different levels of good and evil, and the means that lead to them. And so imagine a person

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who

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wants to reach some far off Island, a resort, a very, very beautiful place. And so

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it has everything that he could ever dream of.

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What would he do in order to reach that place?

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What would he do? He would sit down, and he would think he would contemplate he would ponder, how can I reach that place? What should I do? Let me do this, let me do that. He would start planning out by using his Faculty of thinking.

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Similarly,

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the servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the believer who longs and yearns for paradise, what should he do?

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He should sit down and think and contemplate, how can I reach that destination of my

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How will I reach it as a husband a busser. He said, that thinking is a guide, it is a map that leads you to the path that leads to gender.

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And so if you truly want that reward of Allah subhana wa tada and you truly want to reach it, then start by taking a step back from this busy life.

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Take a step back, and pause and seclude yourself

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and just sit down and think and contemplate.

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And that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he mentioned that among those who will be shaded by Allah subhanho wa Taala on a day, when there will be no shade except his is an individual who secludes himself who sits by himself. He stays he takes a step back, he takes a step back and

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He takes a step back, and sits by himself secludes himself, and just ponders and thinks and then starts to weep

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due to the fear of a loss of Hannah, who, what?

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Now, tougher code or contemplation bears many fruits for the believer

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among the fruits of a tougher code is that it brings the heart to life

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and further increases, one's a man and one's up in his certainty, his conviction in Allah subhanho wa Taala. That, in turn, leads to the obedience of Allah subhanahu wa taala. And so, if you want to increase your Eman, this is one of the ways of doing it. by stopping and sitting down and just meditating, contemplating over what you have left behind you. And where you're headed to

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among the fruits of a tougher core

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is that it causes one to stay away from the disobedience of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because no one thinks of any anything concerning a lot except that it causes him to realize his greatness and thus, stay away from everything that leads to his wrath. As Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned regarding the one who opposes the whims, the desires of his knifes that they are the people of paradise. And they are the ones who fear standing before Allah subhanho wa Taala. And so before they're about to commit a certain sin, they stop and they think they stop. And they think they imagine themselves being brought to account before Allah subhanho wa Taala. On the day of judgment, they imagined

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themselves standing before Allah subhanahu wa tada who brings them to account for that particular sin. Why did you do it when you did it. And so as a result, this fear of Allah subhanho wa Taala that originated from a difficult

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it causes them to abandon that sin and not committed among the fruits of a tougher core is that it causes one to prepare for the hereafter more than ever before. Because one of the things that a person contemplates over is the temporary nature of this life, and the eternal nature of the Ashura. And so the one who uses his mind to always think about these things.

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He is conscious of where he is added to. And so he's conscious of the fact that he could die at any moment. Death is at his doorstep, just waiting for him to come out. And so at any moment, he could die. And so because he's always thinking like this, he is more prepared to meet a loss of Hannah, who went ahead. And among the things that are tougher core causes, is that it causes one to be among the intelligent because when you think about this great creation of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the marvel of this universe.

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And you really sit down and think about it, and you look at nature, you look at what Allah has created. You look at the trees, you look at the mountains, you look at the animals, what happens is New Horizons open up before you and you learn things that you never knew before.

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And that's why Allah subhanho wa Taala referred to those who think about his creation.

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As we mentioned earlier, Allah subhanho wa Taala refers to them as

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leoline Al Bab, that these are signs that are legal in Alberta Bab Signs for those of understanding the people who have minds and intellects and Allah said, let him leave comi

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Key rule, they are Signs for a people who use reason who use their intellect. And so the true use of intellect is not the use of the philosophers and the disbelievers who only use the intellect for this world and for worldly benefits.

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The true use of the intellect is to use it in the pleasure of Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And in preparing for the next life, would that we come to the end of this episode? And we ask Allah Subhana who would Allah to make us from among those who are always thinking about him and thinking about His signs? Until our next episode, we conclude here somehow Nicola who will be having Nick Basha, do Allah, Allah Allah and presto fuuka were to relate was salam, aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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Oh, my life.

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shades

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have always helped me.

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Wash away and

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make me

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do me a favor.

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Please

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don't leave me.

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alone.

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Don't leave me

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alone.