Tazkiyah 04 – Eliminate Ghaflah

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Ghaflah means Heedlessness

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In alumna Leila salado Sara

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Lee was heavy on bird.

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And today I want to remind myself a new about the importance of removing the flood

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of love from our hearts

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of the importance of living thoughtfully the importance of living with awareness.

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The head is seldom

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where he said in our Lama lineage,

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that the

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outcome of the deed, the reward of the deed is based on the intention.

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If you think about this,

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this is a beautiful teaching, which focuses on the importance of living with awareness.

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Because before we do anything

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that is advising us to do it consciously, to do it with a specific intention.

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The benefit of doing something with a specific intention is that it makes you aware of what you are doing, it brings your thoughts to why you are doing it. And what is the consequence of that.

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So, therefore, awareness is of two kinds. One is in terms of the here and now, what am I doing now.

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And the second level of awareness is with regard to the consequence the result of what I'm doing.

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And both of these are intended when we say that we need to live in a state which has no effect.

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In the Quran, the many, many places where Allah Subhana Allah mentioned things and he says the ideal the homie of a Quran

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that in this there are signs for people who think people who reflect omiya de Lune people who have sense of understanding,

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literally Al Bab for people who have, again, understanding intelligence.

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So there is constant focus on

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using that intelligence on living intelligently. I'm living,

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not living in a state of love not living in a state of heedlessness.

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If you see, the,

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the gist of what rasulillah salam taught the Sahaba

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it was this, he did not change materially anything with them. But he just drew their attention to the fact that their actions do not end with this world, but that those actions have a, an effect in the hereafter.

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Whatever the action, action is,

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the action has an effect here. And it has an effect in the hereafter.

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So it's also even when we do the rigor of Allah subhanaw taala.

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That, again, we must do it with awareness. For example, when we

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when we when we do the curve, does we have our TV which is so Hannah law, Family Law and law, when we says law, it should not simply be counting 33 times No. The idea is to say so Hannah law and think of the glory and majesty of philosophy,

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and how it reflects in our life.

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And when we say Al Hamdulillah we tanglers Rihanna, tell all praise and all thanks to Allah subhanaw taala

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and we see and we think of what

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we are thanking Allah for. Why are we thinking Allah? How is the glory of Allah? And how is the How are the blessings of Allah subhanaw taala reflected in my life, as I sit here thinking consciously about that, and what is Allah but we remove everything else from our hearts. And we say Allah what not no one is greater than Allah subhanaw taala the beauty of thankfulness is again thankfulness is a result of awareness. thankfulness is a result of lack of love, result of lack of heedlessness of living thoughtfully and the beauty of thankfulness is that thankfulness increases the sweetness of what we have.

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thankfulness increases the enjoyment of what we have

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the same thing which we might think of it as routine. What if we just go back for example, if we go back now to our homes, and we just stopped for a minute, and we say Alhamdulillah I'm so thankful to Allah, that I am living in a country and I am living in a home

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Where I can go to sleep peacefully?

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I don't have to worry about crime. I don't have to worry about who can enter my house, and who can still buy things? Or who can slaughter me or kill me or do something no harm to me. I don't have to worry about that. Right. inshallah I am living in a country where I'm safe.

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What is the value of that?

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Does that have any value for us? Think about this. Just think about this. We live needlessly. I mean, how many times did we thank Allah Allah Alhamdulillah. All praise and thanks to you that I can live safely. Have we thanked Allah for this? Did you? Did we do that yesterday today? He will do that in the hedges today. When was the last time we thanked or do we ever thank Allah at all because I like kept us in a place where this thought need not come to us because there is no one. We are living in a country where I'm not saying there is no crime. But the crime is not you don't have a sort of high level of violent crime. It is not that

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we are not living in a country which is occupied by invaders.

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You want to know the value of just going to a house and sleeping peacefully

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as the people in philosophy

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as the people in Syria today, as the people in Egypt,

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as the people in Iraq,

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as the people in Afghanistan,

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what is the value of just peacefully going home and going to sleep

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as the people

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who have to take all kinds of precautions.

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Double gates and this and that and electric fences and burglar alarms and all kinds of stuff, just to live in the house.

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Maybe that guy drives a Mercedes. And maybe you drive a Toyota.

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But I tell you, Your daughter is worth 10 times his Mercedes because his Mercedes is not sure whether it will be there or not tomorrow.

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But your data you know the data will die of old days before you die.

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If you don't replace it,

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what is the value of this?

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This is the meaning of living with awareness. Living with awareness. This is the meaning. Now if you think about this, if you go and thank Allah how much you will enjoy simply being in your house, how much you will enjoy simply sleeping on your bed.

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You have not done anything you have not spent any money. You have not gone to Switzerland, we're already nothing in your own bed.

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How much you will enjoy sleeping, just sleeping in that bed. If you do that, with thankfulness and Zola, I thank you that I can sleep peacefully.

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I thank you that I can take my car and I can go to the market I can buy something I can go somewhere entertainment, friends, whatever it is and come back home. And my wife is not worrying whether my husband will has he has gone now will he come back?

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She's not worried she's that that thought itself doesn't doesn't enter her mind.

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Is there a value for this? I have my children who are going to school and college near there.

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And the mother and the father.

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The thought itself doesn't enter their mind my child has gone out Will I ever see my children?

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I'm not fantasizing. I am not fair to the these are living realities of people not in one godforsaken place. This is the living reality of people in many, many countries in the world, many countries and many of those people materially in terms of bank balance in terms of the kind of car and so on, they might have more than you.

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They might have more than you no doubt about that.

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But you decide whether you want to exchange your peace of mind,

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for that car or for that whatever money that there is, think about it.

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Wherever I travel, I see so many things.

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What is the value of that peace of mind. That is the meaning of living with

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thoughtfulness, living without heedlessness. And this comes from the vicar of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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This comes from remembering Allah subhanaw taala remembering Allah subhanaw taala is as we know in two ways, one is remembering Allah subhanaw taala with by

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reciting Quran or Salah or any of the Avada or the Corolla, and the second one is by living according to the orders of Allah subhana wa

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dot

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Or just walking around with a thursby. And then the eyes are looking at stuff which you are not which you shouldn't be seeing.

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And you're doing things which are telling lies or whatever the whatever it is it tells me that it does be you know, some people have this disease or fashion, you walk around with it. With it as being your head.

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It's a it's not a good thing, incidentally, do that. Because apart from anything else, there is a great danger of Ria of showing the world Oh, holy man is walking around with this beads in his hand. Why? First of all, why do you need that Allah subhanaw taala will give you what you don't have to count.

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Even if you have done we've asked you how many times you do do the cut? Can you tell me no more. Most people cannot tell you. But they walk around all those counters and stuff what Allah will keep counting, you concentrate on the quality of that secret they say that so once with the awareness of Allah subhanho data that is better than walking around with us we all day spitting it makes no sense. And as I said, it gets a great danger of Ria of showing off to people and in which case all that tells me is worthless anyway.

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So awareness, living with awareness when we stand in Salah

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before you make the as all part of the near dasara be aware, I'm standing where am I standing? What am I standing here to do? Who am I standing in front of

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and then we make the knee of Salah.

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And then we start the Salah. And so also with all our actions, all our actions, it is not my intention to list everything, every action,

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that we do it with the awareness of what we are doing.

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I want to end with a story about this from the Sahaba

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of people who understood this.

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A man came to the villa seldom and he said jasola Give me some money. I'm a very poor man, I have nothing. So rasulillah salam sent him to was one of Nirvana zylon

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by the time this man reached seven of one's house,

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it was getting back.

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So as he was about to knock on the door, he heard says one of the farmers Elano speaking to his wife from inside the house. And he said to her lower the wick of the lamp, because it burns too much oil.

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So this man thought to himself Where did nevertheless Adam sent me.

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This man is asking his wife to lower the week of the lamp because it burns too much oil. What will he give me? It looks like a very stingy man. What will you

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so he didn't even knock on the door. He turned around and walked away.

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Then when he went a little distance, he thought to himself well, you know, maybe Muslim knows the man better than me. Otherwise, why did he send me here? Anyway, what do I have to lose? Let me knock on the door and ask him.

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I'm talking about living with awareness doing what you are doing consciously. So the man knocked on the door, says another man of the land opened the door. The man said Salaam and he said treszura. Salaam sent me to you. I'm a poor man. I have nothing. So please give me something.

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So smile.

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Ilana told me Wait, you went inside, brought a bunch of keys, took the man to his warehouse. He opened the warehouse and he told the man take whatever you want. And when you finish, lock up the blessing, give me the keys. And he turned around was going back. This This man was absolutely astonished. So he called out to

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Southern Nevada is what he what he said I have a question. He said what suppose he said just a little while ago, I overheard you telling your wife to lower the wick of the lamp because it burns too much oil. Now when I asked you to give me something, you open the warehouse and you tell me take whatever you want, as much as you want.

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And you're not even standing there to see what I'm taking. How do you reconcile these two things?

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Why are you so puzzled? Very simple. He said that oil

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is my personal property which I'm spending on myself for which allow it asked me account.

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This I'm spending for the path of Allah for which Allah will give me a god.

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Allah will give me reward for this.

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So that I am concerned about when I have to answer dollars one Why did you want so much oil?

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whereas this one, Allah is the one going to give me rewards, the more you take the better for me

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giving with awareness.

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Now they didn't just do things. They knew why they were doing what they were doing. So what is it then as well as one of the learners in our modern language. He's saying that that oil is expense. This charity is investment

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expense has no return on investment has returned.

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So, this is minimize the expense, maximize the investment because investment will give me return.

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So I remind myself when you let us look at our own lives and see how much expense we have and how much investment we are

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expenses we are do you account for Allah subhanaw taala for investment Allah subhanho wa Taala will use the reward for it.

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Allah will tell us this is what you spent here is the reward minimum one is to 10 minimum is 1,000% 10 times 1,000%

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minimum as the absolute basic minimum

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but to be able to do that we have to understand that that is where awareness comes. What do Are we aware of what does one is to 10 mean?

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Yeah, what is it i'm not talking rocket science Have you ever does a million times

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but has it gone inside because if I know that I am going to get 1,000% investment. Yeah if I if I knew that there was a IPO that's going to happen today.

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And it will close by tonight. And the following day we are going to get a return on that and the capitalization of that thing is 10 times that means 1,000% return on that investment. I will bet you we will go we will sell our house we will sell our car we will take our wives jewelry and pocket and we will put everything including the shirt on the back on to that IPO

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Yes or no? Tony will say what is it one day I wait and I get 10 times this I'll buy 10 houses

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why because that reality of that thing we understand. We are the we understand the reality of an IPO we understand the reality of buying shares we understand reality of buying gold we understand the reality of buying real estate

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even in a down market when do you buy you buy when the market is down? What are the signs or what signs are not good provide you buy

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now's the time to buy why you know it will go up How do you know it will go up?

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If somebody asked that question how do you know it will go up You look like you look at the man as if he's a fool who's going to ask a question like that.

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They Haney

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was all over

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Yokosuka the price the land price will go up has been drilled into us

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has been drilled into us and we believe that with complete real estate is the investment you put money into land has to go up.

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Allah did not promise that the novela did not.

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I did not wrong that.

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Nobody promised it but that thing is inside us. What Allah promised Oman jabil has an IT follow Allah, Allah do come with one person comes to me with one good deed I will give him 10 likewise, I will give him 10 like that.

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You know the words we know how to recite it properly with the with

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but we don't have the reality of that in our hearts.

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We ask Allah to protect us from this because this is the whole point of Islam is this live thoughtfully. Whatever you're doing, we know why I'm doing it.

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Why don't my teachers to save and you make will do don't just make Wallonia diamond you know, ask Allah our line makings will do wash away my sins. This is about like give me reward for this we'll do it we'll be making a follow

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up reward for this

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and making this video for Salah. purify my Salah, beautify my Salah, give me the view from the ability to actually do Salah what is the guarantee you may go to and then maybe you don't pray a lot of something happens in between. I'm not saying we don't die but something happens somebody comes to join somewhere.

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Make the widow with all of this just ordinary thing of making.

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So I remind myself when you let us try to live our lives inshallah We ask Allah to make it easy to live our lives in a state of constant awareness of Allah subhanaw taala

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the last and final thing is that when we are aware of Allah subhanaw taala when we are aware that our last 100 L is with us all the time that Allah subhanaw taala

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As he is with you wherever you are,

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if we live with that awareness

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then how can we have any fear in our hearts?

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The Guardians your allies with me, saves you in two ways. One is it takes away all the fear of everything else. I cannot be afraid if I know that Allah subhanaw taala is with me No, the point is to know

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not just know as in, you know charity, no act actual awareness sister has already acted when

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one is dixwell fear. Secondly, it keeps us safe from sin.

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Because the one who is aware Allah is with me. How can you watch some nonsense on television? Tell me

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how can you watch something haram on internet? How can you listen to something which he knows is private? Allah is with me.

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allies with me? How can that person lie or cheat? Or do we work or black backbiting or slandering or how can that person commit a sin?

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If you are committing a sin it means that Allah is with me is not real for me.

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Not your boy.

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No son or daughter

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who has any manners at all. I mean, absolutely. If you have grown up in the gutter, we don't know what I'm saying. If you're grown up in any house with any culture,

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no son or daughter will strike will light a cigarette in front of their father or mother.

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We have taken the effect of Western civilization has gone to such a point today that the Father probably let's zero for the son I'm not talking about that. I'm talking about decent people.

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Even if the boy or the girl even if they smoke, they will walk somewhere else but they will not smoke in front of the parents. Why? Because the father is sitting here a mother is sitting here How can I smoke in front of them it's a dirty thing. You know that is what he will do it somewhere else. He knows it is haram but he still does it for maybe he's mistaken. It can be whatever in front of the parents he will not do it.

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There was a friend of ours who's to say she used to tell her the mother, the children, that if you ever want to know if you are what you are doing is right or rock. Just imagine you're doing it in front of me.

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And the mother is too serious. If you want to know if something is right or wrong. Imagine you're doing it in Rami, if you can still do it, then you do it No problem.

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What about in front of Allah Subhana

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Allah said this, what is it for you? That is not my I'm not saying you know, I'm not saying Allah, you know, Allah Himself said this.

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So the awareness that Allah is with me, gives us this two enormous benefits. One, it gives us complete peace of mind Alhamdulillah Allah subhanaw taala is with me, how can anything bad happen? How can any Unhand me How can anything Why should I be afraid? No.

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complete peace of mind. total total peace of mind. And secondly, and that's the meaning of a lie basically lies.

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How does it How does it come? Because of this awareness, Allah is with me, has to have it.

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And the second one is keeps us safe from sin. The benefit of awareness of not having enough law is that we are safe from sin. The fact Allah is with me, I cannot cover it and he said no problem. No, no not possible.

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I'll get it was not possible, not doable.

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And that's why we ask Allah subhanaw taala to keep us in a constant state of awareness of his presence of awareness that aligns with us so that we are constantly thankful to Allah subhanho wa Taala which increases our enjoyment of what Allah has given us, which gives us complete peace of mind and which keeps us safe from sin. So insha Allah we then have the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala. When we meet him, which is a matter of complete certainty, we ask Allah subhanaw taala to save us from all that is displeasing to him. And to make it easy for us to do all that is pleasing to Him was Allah Allah Allah Allah will guide him Allah Allah He was happy he made erotica water