Intersection of the Mind, Body, and Spirit in Islam

Mohammad Elshinawy


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Marino begin the name of her love All praise and glory be to Allah. Ma spyness peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions. I was asked to speak about

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the topic of striking the right balance between the body the mind and the spirit.

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Alonzo agenne subhana wa Tada. He says at the end of the last cell,

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in our arsenal, amanatullah CML, it will have the word je valleyfair vnaf minahasa how shuffling I mean how hemella had internal enamel cannot follow mantra Buddha, we have presented offer the trust the responsibility to the heavens, the skies and the earth and the mountains and they all refuse to carry it they refuse to accept this week the responsibility was upon me and her and they were very frightened by it intimidated by it will have alcohol in sand but the human being chose to take it on the human beings that are carrying

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in metal can have aluminum jamala certainly the human being is not obese transgressive Jebel foolish. So it was only the human being who underestimated the gravity, the severity, the risk involved

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with carrying this responsibility, this huge responsibility.

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But certainly Allah did not give it to us if we couldn't carry it.

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We certainly can carry it, but we need to understand how difficult it is to carry it or else we will humble it.

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Because what is this huge responsibility, what is this trust this Amana? It is the manner to embark on the test of life and not fall asleep during the test. It is to live on Earth as a

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representative that kind of goes on. In what sense you represent our laws diligent in the sense that when people see you, or you see yourself, you find yourself humbled by his greatness at all times.

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internally and externally. You are beautified, defined by his guidance and your behavior

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you are in the service of his pleasure and in the service of his creation which pleases him so I know what the honor so this is a lifelong project this is huge.

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And it requires you

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to invest the entirety of yourself that's where the discussion of the mind the body and the spirit you need all three All systems go running and you know their their optimal their best performance in order for you to pull this off

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in order for you to properly carry this huge responsibility and arrive at the proper destination after the journey is over. The proper destination is earning God's favor earning God's company forever May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us and do that. Because if you fail

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a lot protect to get to gender. It's not like you're going to just miss the party and have to wait outside because the doors closed. There's no stoop outside there's no sidewalk it's either Jenna or my allies though did forbid

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that's why I recommended now fan or the lower angle used to say that if I was pulled out of my grave by Allah and made to stand between Jenna and Jenna and paradise in the Hellfire

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I would rather turn to dust then find out which of the Jew I'm going to the stakes are that high.

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So definitely America. Similarly, one time during this data, biographers mentioned that he entered a garden

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filled with trees that had fruits on them and he suddenly began to weep. He was overtaken by emotion. And they asked him what is it that makes you cry? And he said I'm just like staring at all these fruits and all these trees and the birds flying carelessly without you know carrying the world from tree to tree just enjoying their fruits and then they will die eventually and they will not have to wake up again. They will not have to be resurrected again per se there is no paradise no Hellfire, no reckoning knock yourself.

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He says he had a 10 equal to fire. I wish I were a bird. I wish I didn't have this wait years they felt the weight of the responsibility.

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And so knowing which of the two you're headed is impossible. So which of the two you're headed is impossible. You can't really guess on

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Still, you can't know where you're going until you know where you came from. He can't know where you're going if you don't know who you are. And that is why we want to talk about the mind, the body and the spirit. Because understanding our nature, what we are made out of,

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is a huge blessing that Allah gave us that he gave us the answers to these huge questions. So we understand ourselves. Because if Allah didn't tell us we would never have known.

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That's why he said that his revelation to us is what Plato mean, manage my own, better than all human beings ever accumulate. Let you get all the smartest minds and you get all the money and you invest in all the research, research and investigate and you still will come across the truth about the reality of yourself, the reality of life, the reality of the next world, you won't know.

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So we are supremely blessed as Muslims to be have been given these correct answers by Allah Subhana Allah Dinah, and we want to take a stroll through them briefly this evening with this discussion.

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And think also, if you don't realize just how blessed you are, consider the people that don't know what you know, through the Brennan Center, consider the people that have not been guided, like consider a person who believes that his whole existence just happened by chance, right?

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He'll I don't believe in a god, I

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don't know that that is there. Or they untaught themselves that God is there. They believe that their existence is what, it's a happy accident, right? Just a bunch of chemicals smashed into each other. And I happen to be here, which means I'm what I'm just a coincidence, a lump of flesh, that has no real purpose, I'm destined basically to pull apart one day cremation or the composition in the graveyard. That's it.

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They will live in entire life, acting upon that wrong assumption, right or wrong. And I must spare you from that. So kind of

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like, how are you going to take care of your spirit, if you don't believe you have a spirit, right? If you just believe that you're a lump of body, you're just a piece of flesh.

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Or think of another group of people, people that believe that my body is what holds me back. Like there are people that believe that the demands of your body are a bad thing. And depriving your body of enjoyment is the way to actually you know, climb and be a good person.

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These people have missed out on a lot so much, because they don't know the nature and what it means. So don't people believe that the way to become spiritual is to basically suffer?

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The dog these people exist in millions upon millions, hundreds of millions of people believe this.

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This is an integral part of certain Eastern cultures. Right.

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Alastair? Do you have that one as well.

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And then there are people who believe that the answer to everything is only one, solely through human reason, the human intellect, what the human brain can arrive at. That is what we all are just brains, just smarts. That's what everything should go back to.

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And such people, by the way, are very crude in their life. That is why By the way, this is not going to dive too deep into this. After the Enlightenment period in Europe, it was called The Age of Reason. When people finally realized the church was lying to them, and they became started becoming enlightened, open minded, they felt like it's not hard for me to use my brain. When they did this for 100 years, life became very dry, when they look to reason for everything. And that's why the next century after the age of reason was called What does anyone know? And in the youngsters here is your Renaissance. It was called the Romantic Period.

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It was called the Romantic Period. Why this is life is so dry life is so cool. Life is so crude, right? Is the soul right? We're just thinking, technically we are this that and that there's no we're more than that. Just that.

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So let's get into it. What did the Quran and Sunnah say about our nature as human beings? Okay? The first thing that we have to start with is the mind the body or the spirit. What's the most important one? Everyone should know? The spirit for sure. We have to start with literally start with the spirit, your spirit.

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Your organization spirit.

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Good man. Is that no fail?

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Why do we have to start with the spirit? Well, for a bunch of reasons. First of all, we were spirits for

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Before we were bodies need something to really reflect on, we were on a walk we were before we were just

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is half of them that are wholly out of him a lot. He was a great scholar living in time with no luck, not respected very much. The great email from what I said, is half of them that are holy. He said that all of the scholars agree that the ROI, the souls, the spirits, were created before the bodies.

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And so were you a spirit first, are you a body first.

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So you're not just some like physical creature that has a spirit inside your spiritual region that temporarily lives in your current body. Make sense? So you are a spirit verse. That's what really defines the human being. From the Islamic perspective that I love revealed to us we will route first.

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And also it's what really defines you not just because of the order, it's because Allah honored the human being above other creatures, because of the Spirit more than anything else. Then Alonzo agensi, about the creation of Adam alayhis salam for either as a way to who once I fashion him when I have to feed him in Rocky and blue into him from our spirit, that that will that will serve God now fall in front of him prostrating our angels because of the Spirit more than anything else.

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By the way, what does it mean I blew into him from my spirit. We don't believe as Muslims that there's like a part of God in us doing that's another religion. It's not about us we have to make that separation because we live in a time and a place where everything meets everything and there's a there's it spills over sometimes we don't believe that. When Allah says rule he my spirit. It means the very special spirit that I created he calls it mind that's very special. The same way when our laws that says my house above the camera, right? Does that mean? That our laws though that is inside the camera? No way. It means that very special.

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Unlike the other message, or the story of Sonic, setup, and the story of Sonic, and he said, When Allah sends them the miracle of the camel, he calls it what had he not been to La Isla Kuma. This is God's camel. What does it mean?

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It means a very special camel that was gifted to you.

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It is very unique, very distinguished, very special in the eyes of Allah Subhana. Allah God makes sense. Okay, good.

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What can we say now?

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So Allah says, My spirit, that means he gave you a very special spirit, what so spirit special about it,

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that this spirit was designed, created in a way with a very specific function, which is what?

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To connect with Allah subhana wa. That is the role of that spirit. When we say we connect with Allah, what do we mean? We mean physically? We don't mean physically, we mean spiritually.

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Allah is Elijah is the Most High, right? What does it mean? First June, was June to obtain a mix to June and come close. So Judas down, and alized origin is the Most High. It's not that warm, physically going down, but I'm spiritually connecting upwards without loss of prana. Without that is the special nature of our spirit.

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All human beings, whether you're Muslim or not, you are given this and you yearn to connect with Allah, you want to devote yourself to Him. That's just your nature.

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You know, interestingly, every human civilization, like every country, every nation, every culture, in human history that we've ever heard about, has always had religion.

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Isn't that interesting?

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Because they haven't always had like education. They haven't always had like craftsmanship. Right? But they've always had religion. Why? Because all human beings have a spirit so they have a thirst inside them to want to connect with

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the higher world, right?

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You know, even nowadays, by the way, we live in an age that's considered like past religion. All right, the secular age no one cares about religion anymore. unimportant. We outgrew that stuff. They really have not left religion, even our civilization. They just shifted over from one religion to another, without realizing it and without calling it the religion.

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There was an article floating around recently.

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It was called looking for little magic. Looking for little magic. It speaks about how there is an

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Very high rising tide among millennials, because Millennials are

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people born 1984 onwards among millennials and Gen Z's Generation Z. People born a little while after that, meaning these past two, three generations, there is a rising tide in them to practice what they call a meet what the author calls or some people call putting this author, new age, spirituality, meaning what they're just like inventing these new ways to connect in like, a way that if you want to be honest, that looks very religious. So they say, for example, that the recent studies have shown according to Pew Research, studies and otherwise, that less than half of a percent, half of 1% of Americans actually identify say, I am like witches, like I follow the

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religion of you know, like witches and sorcery, like magic and stuff like this. And I'm pagan, like, I'm into this idol worship and you know, amulets and these sorts of things.

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But more than 60%, only half a percent actually say I'm this religion, but more than 60% of American adults

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participate or in one of these new age, religious stuff like what like horoscopes, right? Like psychic readings, astrology.

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You know, the big market now on the energy crystals, you guys put in your mouth, you guys, I really hope that you guys, the energy crystals and what is all this? This is a thirst for spiritual fulfillment. They don't want to call it religion. It sure does look like religion, doesn't it.

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So we are blessed and not just by knowing and coming to terms with that we have a spirit and what that spirit is for. But Allah also blessed us so much and showing us how to properly nurture.

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He taught us to handle what Allah that the nourishment, the food, the drink, the oxygen

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of our bodies is obvious. And we know and the food and the drink and the oxygen of our soul is remembering him. It's a panel about remembering him with our tongues remembering him with our actions, remembering him with our hearts being mindful, and then state of awareness of a lot that feeds your so

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if you don't have that your soul is malnourished and it could die. And that is why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in the helina

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Muslim method Olivia

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is an

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example of someone who remembers his Lord and only doesn't remember his Lord is like the example of the one that's living and the one that's dead.

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And the laws of himself said this, he said, Look, if any cow hyena in a car

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we reveal to you What did Allah reveal? All right? We reveal to you a spirits from our affairs or our commandment is Why do you call the planet Spirit

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because it gives life to you in reality it gives life to your Spirit gives life to your life, if you will. And so that's what we know. And we're so blessed to know as Muslims how to properly take care of the most important aspect of our existence.

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We don't know that much about the roof by the way in Islam, a lot of soldiers that is I don't know what do

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they ask you about the spirit say to them, this very destroying the the secrets of my Lord basically and we have not been given of knowledge or you have not been given the verses say and human beings have not been given our knowledge except the little of it. So we don't know that much about the spirit. But we know that it's the most important thing. We got to say that and we know the most important things about it which are that is our primary ingredient if you will, and that this is how you treat it well. is a good way Okay, now.

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Now, let's move on to number two and three little faster hopefully.

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The next one we'll talk about is the body

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our physical nature our physical form

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a Mars there was an honored us with that as well. They know a lot about your data tell us that he said to lease appreciate on ma'am unaka and test Judah Lima harappa to be a year. What stopped you from prostrating to that which I created with my own two hands?

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Meaning I created it with my own two hands. Of course, the hands of the creator of the hands of the creation can be compared can be imagined for sure. The reality of it cannot be known to us.

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But he seen it was made with my own

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Hands. So how Didn't you prostrate to it? I honored it by creating it with my own two hands. So why are you not recognizing that deserves to be honored? Something that I made with my own two hands? The connection is clear. Yes. And that is what Trayvon was jealous of the physical nature of the human being. Chicanos genocide. That is why By the way, when we go into the bathrooms, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam taught us to see a love of a mere Oh, the big Hello my seek refuge protection with you, meaning

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hope is the poor little cubby and cabana is the portal kabita means the male and female

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gym basically, check on us from the gym. Why do we say that there? The scholar said, because in the bathroom is the time when your physical form your body gets more uncovered. And shavon is very jealous of your physical form. So that is when they are more powerful, more envious, more likely to be understood, because it is the physical form that spikes them. The ones that are locked on that human being with over the gym. And that is why you find in the Quran, for example, that have shaped bonds threats above misguiding the human beings he said, What What am I running home for a better economic world

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a lot. And I'm gonna continue providing after them, instructing them whispering pushing them to change the creation of Allah

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to see this superior physical form that I love, gifted them with, see that all I want to I want to improve, right, I want to do things to it to make it better. panela the cosmetic industry by the way, corrective cosmetic surgery is not what I'm talking about. What's voluntary, excessive, you know, these types of, you know, I want to make my lips fatter, and I want to make my this that and I want to make all of that, right, allows audiences for some wonderful facts and

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your image and give you the best image.

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And when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw a man who was ashamed of his legs, and so he had his garment too long. He said to him, feign, akula Allah He has all the creation of Allah is beautiful.

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Meaning there is a wide spectrum of physical form in the human beings, all of it is beautiful.

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All of it is beautiful, the natural ones, the natural ones, can there be an exception, for sure, Allah will create some people more beautiful than others, we are told the use of our Mesa was given half of beauty to this effect. But beautiful is the human form, in its spectrum in its diversity.

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And allies though jetset about our physical form also

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one of the assets,

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we have certainly created the human being in the best setting, simply.

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How do you translate that? Well depends on how you interpret this verse, because translations are always a translation of the meaning that you understood. So definitely means something that we means construction right? We gave him the most upright nature is the easiest way because like why didn't includes all the interpretations. But believe

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it me to send them the latest. Right? So I sent it to him the best Wim means the most upright nature, that most upright nature, is it talking about our our,

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our spiritual our moral nature.

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Some scholars said that many other scholars and upright nature means of the way Allah gave you a beautiful physical form is the fact that he made you an upright creature. Right? He didn't have you among those who slide around on their bellies. No Are those because we I mentioned this right now for those that work on all fours

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nor those whose faces stuck in the ground as they as they walk, right, nor those that have to bend down to the ground to get their food. He gives you the ability to lift food to your mouth as well. He allowed you to preserve that upright nature. So as part of the way he honors the physical form of the new

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snatcher. upright stature. That makes sense. Okay, good.

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So in light of all of this a lot zonen also told us to value our bodies. He said your body actually has to be respected. Your body has a right the body, like it's your duty to feed it and protected and rested

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strength in it because of all this it's a gift from God but also for another reason that you need this body to serve Allah soprano God right? It's like your vehicle with you drive on your way to your devotion to Allah on your way to serving him Subhana Allah God

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when they're serving Him is in the physical form in the ritual form like salon

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or it's in the simplest form like serving your parents serving the needy protecting the innocent all that stuff all that is serving a ritual or service.

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All that is devotion. Casa de la potat is a beautiful

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student of Edison new Malika

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so Pamela, now that I think about it, but that also have beautiful physical form. They say that one time he asked us about the allowable angle,

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or someone asked ns or the allowable annual what was the profits of a loved one in his in his hair like, and he said shout or who can shout.

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His hair is like the hair

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or hematoma. But what does it say about the human physical form?

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He said Mensa fatca si huntin FC alima and NEMA. Lena Mufasa Nobu literary burger. Whoever sits there and thinks about the way he was constructed the way of love grades and the human being physically, he will realize that he was made so flexible, that his joints were made so flexible, so that he could fulfill his role and fulfill his role of servitude. That is why you were made the way you were made.

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In the original sense, and in the service sense both. The third and last one is the mind.

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alized It also honored the human being by giving him a unique mind.

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And even if we go back one more time to the story of Adam and Eve, he set up a lot of villages that he taught Adam the names of the objects. And then he

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asked the angels they said,

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We don't know except that would you teach us You are the knower of all the most knowing the most wise? He said, yeah.

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Adam informed of the names of these things. So when Adam informed them, he said, didn't I tell you? And then he said, prostrate to either. So there seems to be a connection as well between the mind of the human being

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the superior intelligence on some levels of intelligence of the human being is superior. We may not fully understand how because we don't fully understand the world of the angels, right? To compare between the two. But the human be, what are they they are superior in their intelligence, let us at least compared to what we can compare it with, which are the animals, we are not superior to the animals. In our strength, elephants are stronger than us. So if it's strength, there are animals stronger than us, right? Even speed. On land, the cheetah is going to be Deus. And so many other animals are going to be in the sea, everything is going to be done faster than us. If it's vision,

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you're still not going to beat the Hawk and the eagle and the Falcon, and they can all see better than us. Right? And

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and so what are we superior with?

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the intelligence of superior intelligence. That is what the human being really boils down to. That's his edge. That is what summarizes the human being in a sense. That's why even atheists say we're smart animals, because they recognize that we're smarter than the rest of these guys, even if they think we're all animals.

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So, I don't want to sound like someone who's like flexing big words on anyone. I'm going to try to like, explain this in a very quick, simple way.

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Just so you may appreciate what is so different. What is so special, what is so superior about our mind. When scientists that study the brain, study the mind, cognitive scientists, they talk about what is special about human intelligence. They say humans are the only ones that have what they call metacognition. What is metacognition?

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Maybe it will be correct to say two layers of thinking.

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We all think right? I don't think

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but we can think about the way we think. They can't do that.

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And Oh, thanks. I am hungry now. I don't do this. It hurts. That's it. With the human being can think about what they do and what they do.

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To know, and why they are thinking this way, and what causes them to think this way. So what does that what does that do? That gives you the ability to understand how your thought process works, right? So if you can understand how your thought process works, then you can also manipulate meaning influence and effect, change how your thinking works. Only human beings can do that. Exactly. So what does that mean? That means that your brain is a powerful tool

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to get done what you need to get done,

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makes a psych yourself out, right? psych yourself out.

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And interestingly, if you look through the Quran, there are many words

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that the Quran uses for the mind that pour into these meanings that reinforce these mean if that is the function of the mind. So for example, we hear a lot of when speaking about bullying and bad the people have bad bad, right? The people intellect, and bad comes from low means what?

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Jen hammered when he was

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not break. We don't need brains. I mean, some people eat birth. But what is the

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It's not a trick question.

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So seeds are called loop. So why was the mind called the loop?

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Because it is the seed of the human being it's a score it what makes him different? Right. So we should recognize that our minds are special.

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And then I said it gives us the leverage we need. One of the words you'll find also for the mind in the homeland is the new laws that it says indeed, in this is an idea or is it the only know how for people of New Hampshire? New Hampshire means what minds? Why is the mind called the new Hmm. It comes from the word net or net.

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NET needs to forbid evil, right? No, it's because your mind is what helps you

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resist what is wrong. It is what it is your it is what stops you from doing the things that you know you shouldn't be doing. It doesn't just tell you You shouldn't be doing it. It actually helps you not do it. Because if you don't act on the knowledge that you have, by the way, man, what knowledge do you have? Here's another word. Eliza Genesis lsap Veronica salmon Libby hedging? Is this not enough? swears oaths for a person that has a hedge. A hedge is what

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a partition.

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The mind is called the hinges, because it is what partitions The human being is the barrier between him and his destruction.

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Right? It is there's so much leverage we have because of the unique nature of our mind. We're not animals.

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It's not just a lens by which you understand the world. It is like your tool, your weapon by which you're able to succeed in the world.

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And then, of course, what's the most famous word for mind in Arabic, you guys probably all hears 1000 times what's the most famous one?

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is a mind I'm saying that. That means to tie some. Right?

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When you know Arabs, sometimes they were the thing on top of the Shema as well there

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is a rule. And the prophet SAW Selim said in that famous Hadith and everyone quotes, so yeah, tie it tie your camel was working. And put your trust in Allah. because your mind is what ties you down, keeps you from just going in any direction. So it is your leverage.

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And that is why the shediac came because it's so special and also gain you duties related to your mind. What obligations we have towards our minds in Islam.

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Protect them promote, you know, enhance them How?

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Yeah, you're not allowed to submit to ignorance. Right?

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You should seek knowledge. What else?

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There's so much think outside the box.

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You're not allowed to just blindly follow others. Right? The concept of our forefathers the concept of the herd effect group think these kinds of Yeah, that

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you're not allowed to drink intoxicants. Why? Because they inhibit your mind. Right. You're not allowed to give into superstitions and baseless beliefs dogma. You're not allowed to disrespect revelation or think that you're going to out smart or be wiser than the most wise you got to respect their religion. You're supposed to also respect facts. The Dean taught us to

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be scientific about things right. In the realm of science when science is useful.

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And in many places useful.

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To conclude, last thing I want to do here now in the next six, seven minutes

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is talk about balance. How do we balance between the spirit?

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The body and the mind?

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Because balance is not like, okay, just give like 33% of my attention to each of them. It's not how it's gonna work. Because a lot of things, let us at least see that we have to learn and our Dean taught us how to not over focus hyper focus on one of them at the expense of the others.

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And then if you do, it will ruin them all. It will ruin them off. I'll give you three examples.

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If you over focus on serving your body.

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What's gonna happen? Tell him? What will you over focus on your body?

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Yeah, I mean, it's true. I've always time with lifting weights sometimes just so they can take a selfie, and go to the beach and uncover their hour. Yeah, I agree.

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Basically, look, if all you're serving is your body, the comfort of your body, and you know, you're gonna miss out on not just the fly, but you'll miss out on the dunya as well. Because you will starve your soul in the process. Right. And that is where our

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our anxieties come from our discomfort comes from our insecurity comes from,

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you know, in the age of serving the body before all in our age, the mental health industry has grown a great deal. It is no coincidence.

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People are suffering now like never before. People are seeing life as not livable,

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more than ever before.

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But also,

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let us just imagine it's not true. But let's imagine you could be totally comfortable in the dounia. If you serve your body, and focus on it and give it more and more and more and more, it's not going to happen, because you're gonna be starving your spirit. Okay, so it's like all they're not really. But let's imagine it was possible. What is the point of being comfortable and being happy and feeling secure? On the way to destruction? Right? Like, what's so nice about you having top quality grass, as you move with the herd all the way to the slaughterhouse? Right? What is the point of enjoying myself for 100 years? If I if I suffer for hundreds of billions of years? What have I

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really gained? Right?

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And so Islam does tell you to treat your body right, we already covered that. Yes.

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And that's a subject, of course, on its own. You know, even when it comes to food, the food is only a small part of feeding your body, right? Or the untold is healthy, and how much the and then physical activity, and how much sleep and the best times to sleep. And all of these things, right? All of them.

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treating your body right is huge, because that's what's gonna make you healthy. And that health is going to give you the strength to and the energy and it's going to affect your mood as well. And your mood will certainly have an influence on your performance, all that stuff, right? So treat your body right, in light of how Islam taught you and then use your body right?

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Use your body, right? What do we mean by that you own us in ways that are valid.

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And ideally, you use it in ways that bring you closer to Allah Subhana Allah God. But if there is a moment or moments when you're not getting close to a love, you're not defying him. He's kind of like either, because if you do, use your body in a way, that violates a lot, you'll be violating yourself as well. You'll be violating your spirit, because you're distancing it from Allah. And it was created to get closer, you're pulling it from ripping it away.

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And that is something that the clients in our field that when you commit to say for example, your heart darkens, doesn't it so it's not like oh, it's just my freedom, no big deal. No connection. No what you commit with your body, not just with your body but including with your body will have an effect on your spirit. And the opposite is also true. If not Ambassador Levon woman he said in that it has said it when you commit a good deed you do but you smile, and you may not feel it but you need to know this is true. In that it has said it.

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He said that the the good deed, it has the returns that come back for you. He said neuron Phil calm

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It makes the heart a bit more lit up a bit more illuminated. He said neurological

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was a nun filled watch and it beautifies the face, your face also becomes brighter.

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He said, Well, although it's a little better than, and your body becomes a little bit stronger, well, my habits and people who will help and it makes the people like you a little more. All of those things happen when you use your body the right way you treat it right, and then you use it. The second example, oh, man, I already use my 677 minutes. I'll run through this. The next example because I want to give you time to ask questions, is when you over focus on over depends on the mind.

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You become a captain.

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Right? You become so your mind, as we said, is supposed to be your tool to help you perform your best performance in life.

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But when you focus on the mind, right, you become a captive of the mind, meaning once you start using your mind, to justify what you want to do, but the things you want to do, are actually very ugly things. They're a product of your disease. So I'll give you an example. If you allow your heart to become arrogant,

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it will contaminate your mind, it will make you resistant to advise 645 solo

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Well, I'm tired, so I'll stop and, and I promise this

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is like a long

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way if you allow your heart to become arrogant, what you will use your mind to give yourself reasons to reject the advice of the advisor right? Or the wrong.

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Your mind will give you reasons to reject his advices

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if you're listening to your mind, you're going to be Captain Oh yeah, those are good reasons. Because you don't want to accept his advice. You know, when you hate somebody may line up with hate in our hearts for any believer.

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When you hate somebody,

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you your mind convinces you to believe things about them that are not proven.

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Right? The assumption about that person because you hate them is certainly

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true. Because I hate him.

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You don't realize that you're a captain of those thoughts because you neglected your your heart and your soul. Or when you love someone, your mind tells you Those are lies even when there's proof, correct or wrong. It's very dangerous, very dangerous. If you're the type of person for example, it has grudges, you will start seeing noticing in people in actions, flaws, mistakes that aren't even there.

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You will miss read things.

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And likewise May Allah protect when you are tempted by things right when the dunia has too much of a grip on your heart has too much space, too much territory inside you. You will unconvinced yourself that it's wrong.

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You will doubt that it's wrong, you will doubt that it's a big deal.

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One of the Messiah, one of the scholars of Islam, it's something very beautiful, I want you to remember about the relationship of the heart and the mind. He said the mind is like a scale you know the scales that way things to hand scale. That's your mind it helps you away right wrong. Should I should I not do it don't write it wastes things. He said Your mind is a scale. And your your your your inner dimension, your spiritual your spiritual side. This is the base of that scale.

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He said it doesn't matter how precise how accurate your scale is, meaning how smart you are. If your base is tilted, if your base is crooked, you'll never get the right measurement.

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Right. So that's why you have to work on your base. We are fundamentally spirits we are at our base and our core spirits you have to work on your face. So make use of your mind or else when you rely on it's only

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doesn't work. And the last thing is yes, you can over focus on your spirit in a way that will hurt your mind, your body and your spirit.

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So when people are not reasonable, they're not practical about how they devote themselves religiously, the province I'll send them sent in the head of the NEMA team. This is a very formidable religion. It's a very serious religion. It covers your entire life. Right every aspect of your life for the entirety of your lifespan. He said filed legal fee but if so enter into this religion. Gentlemen, don't overdo it. Because it's about how much ground you cover. What's the point of

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going hard and then you die hard, right? That's it, you interrupts the ugliness of you stopping will

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outweigh the beauty of how hard you work. And that is why the little acts that continue are more beloved to Allah because you kept pushing even if you couldn't do much.

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And so you're not going to get a second chance. It's a complicated, long journey. So be calculated, and do as much as you can prioritize and be gradual, and give yourself time to breathe. Let yourself be human. Normally, the alarm used to say

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in that in the foreseeable bear in mind,

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that the souls there's times when they're interested in times when they're just feeling heavy, human nature, it means they're not just the soul, like the mix of the body and the mind, spirit, he means he goes so when you're feeling energetic, do as much as soon as soon as you can, as you can, I'm going to save my life. So that and when you're when you're feeling

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then azimuthal for all then make sure it stays committed to the pump, nothing less than the pump. The idea is be understand yourself be self aware so that you can continue the journey

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and it was reported on the on the lowdown on using something similar he would say to the people are wishful I need to be fair in Kaluga either

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rehab me

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and I will do that I believe as well said this that you got to give yourself time to rejuvenate like refresh be human some people at different stages need more than others know your stage like don't just be crazy about this right? If you give them some horrible hustle didn't know they love all of your money. And you don't get back.

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You might doubt a lot as a soldier because you're available right? You're not at that level yet. To be able to even if I die of surgery, starvation I'm not going to regret myself. Yes.

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So understand the difference because this is not a game life is very serious. You have to have a plan a long term plan a short term plan all of this is very calculated. And so he would say give yourself time to refresh to rejuvenate pace yourself. He said because the hearts once they are force they rebelled I don't want anymore I'm not doing anymore. That's it that allows us to grant us any wisdom May Allah Subhana Allah help us and you strike the right balance and appreciate the gifts He's given us and invest them in near and dear to him and in upholding the trust that needs trusted us with loving moment. So a lot of center work on me and I'm having a daughter early. He was at the

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age of eight psychologically