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Spiritual Detoxing

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Mohammed Faqih

Channel: Mohammed Faqih

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believe that the body has its own natural way of reading itself from toxins, as long as we keep a very balanced diet and lifestyle, right, and we follow moderation.

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But because of the lifestyle that we have, we have very intense, very

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unbalanced, you know, there's no moderation, we're very excessive,

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you know, we're lagging, so the body cannot even catch up, the body's not really doing what it's supposed to do. So we feel very,

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we feel

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low on energy, right, we were fatigued with, we are tired, you know, we feel heavy, like physically speaking. Likewise, just like the body needs to be maintained and taken care of, and needs to be need knees cleansing, right, and we need to get rid of the toxins. Likewise, the soul needs that the Spirit needs it. And as we discuss this today, I'm not by any means suggesting that all of these symptoms or the signs, you know, that we we may mention or highlight are caused,

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you know, can be sold or can be handled with with with some of these, you know, means, right, some conditions may need

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may need some medical or professional attention. Right. So, in addition to the spiritual exercise, right, people may need to, to get help. Right, they may, they may need to get help. And I'm not saying that if someone is having is struggling with something that that is necessarily right, a sign of them being you know, being in a in a bad place spiritually. Right.

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It could be, it could be there is a possibility. And, but

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can I speak freely here? I don't know why I'm like, because, you know, nowadays you have to be very careful, you know, you don't want to offend anyone, right? You know, I mean, it's okay.

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Because sometimes people come and say that I feel this way or I'm suffering or I'm struggling with this, does this mean that my Eman is low? Does this mean that I am right. So

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that you know, so that that that may not be the case. So sometimes we may feel or we may be struggling with something due to the lack of something or the absence of something, right? Whether it's, it's,

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you know, we were guilty of it, whether it's because of our own negligence, right? So sometimes it's lack of knowledge, right? lack of proper,

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you know, upbringing, a lack of like, ignorance, for instance, the person didn't do their due diligence, they did not study the matter, they did not, you know, do things, right. Sometimes lack of something, but sometimes it's may not be the lack of something, maybe there are things that are interfering, it's not the lack of something, it's the presence of some very toxic elements in our lives, that are actually interfering. They're overwhelming us, right, they're cluttering our minds and our souls. Right, messing with our emotions. Right. And of course, you know, nowadays, we're always being you know, bombarded from different, you know, sources that if something is getting in

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the way of your happiness, if someone is interfering with your happiness, if someone is toxic in your life, get rid of them, get rid of them. Like we have these easy solutions of get rid of any toxic element in your life, or any toxic individuals in your life. So what makes you feel this way? Get rid of them cut cut yourself off, but that doesn't solve the problem.

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Right? But what do you do with spiritual?

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Right? With with elements that are toxic spiritually?

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What do you do? What if it's a habit? Smell individual or what? What if it's a habit?

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What if it's an addiction, right? What if it's a culture,

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right? What if it's a need that you have? Right, some some, like, some need that you have that is causing that? Right? So we're not even talking about the diseases. I got overwhelmed as I was trying to prepare.

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This session, I really got overwhelmed, I have to tell you, I should have given myself plenty of time to research this, because we're not talking just simply about the diseases of the soul or the hearts. Right. And we're not talking about the symptoms, we're actually talking about the causes of what could build up.

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And, of course, one simple element is what sins people say, of course, you know, you're feeling this way, you know, because of your sins. But in addition to that, there are other things, it doesn't have to be only sins,

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you know, right, there are matters that have to do with lifestyle with imbalance, right? with, with what, with, with a desire to compete, consumerism. So there are many things that are really messing us up, and we don't even realize it. And sometimes by the time we realize the effect of it, right, and we start feeling or seeing the symptoms, right? I don't want to say it's too late, but it has built up over a long period of time, we're used to it, we're dependent on it, we're addicted to it, we're obsessed with it, and we can't let go, we don't know. I mean, we can't we, we don't know any better.

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Right? So So just like people need coaching, or they need counseling, or they need training, or they need supervision, right? Or they need sometimes therapy, right to let's say, get back some of their motor skills, or to, you know,

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they need to, you know, strengthen their, let's say, cognitive, you know, due to, let's say something that happened, right, or they need to rid themselves of something that their their body is dependent on. Right? physically speaking, likewise, spiritually, we also need to do that.

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And, and one of the biggest challenges that we have is that we don't have the, we don't have people who are either trained or we don't have, we don't have a clear process. So most of this has to be done with

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through self help, right?

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The poor and puts the responsibility of caring for yourself.

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When I say when we talk about self maintenance, we talk about caring for yourself, most of us think about what

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going to the spa and getting special treatments and getting facial and getting this and that right? These are Shama great view if you can afford it, if it's done in Illinois, okay, maybe you need that you need to get you need to go get your massage, and you need to go get your day of, but what I'm talking about caring about the self, the true self that matters,

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right? The what is exhausted in most of these cases is not I mean, the body is needs to be taken care of. But the body can really be exhausted yet. You can feel great and better. And you can feel like right? The prophecy SLM, prayed at night, right? She tells him tells him, you know, your feet are swollen, Francis was enjoying what he was doing. Right? It took it took a toll on his feet. And she said, and you don't need to do all of this.

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You know, your Lord has forgiven your sins, all of them. So he said, I felt akona have done Shakira. She didn't I be a thankful servant. And he says, well, you're a lot poorer to Allah, he was enjoying some at a different level. Right? That's because the Prophet said lamb got rid of these toxins. Right spiritually, cleanse the heart, right?

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Also, I mean, we have we have the month of Ramadan while we physically you know, benefit from from fasting, but spiritually we feel, you know, you're exhausted physically, right? You're fatigued physically. On day one, day two, day three, you are, but emotionally and spiritually, especially if you connect with fasting, and you know why you're fasting. How do you feel?

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Tell me what why do we somehow find the energy in the month of Ramadan to do with little asleep a little food

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and feel fulfilled?

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Right, that's because we are detoxifying or detoxification is taking place, spiritually speaking, we're getting rid of, you know, again, sins are a great and most serious source

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of

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spirit spiritual.

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You know, there are spiritually toxic, highly toxic, highly toxic sins, especially the ones that are done deliberately. Allah Subhana Allah the Quran says can

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Bell, Ron Allah pulumi him mechanic Cebu, right ne indeed, what has sealed an and messed up and covered their hearts is what they have earned.

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Right? And that's why

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one of the famous poets that spoke about spirituality said it to me too. I have seen I have examined and I have seen over and over again that sins do eventually kill the heart, the spiritual heart. They're highly toxic and lethal, right of the Nova to meet pulu. We can do it Manohar. And and when you get addicted to them, right, it's disgraces you. Right? Since what telcos do nobody had a clue. And if you want to revive the heart, then you have to quit sitting. You have to stop. So sins are highly toxic. But I just tonight, for the sake of tonight, I don't want to only focus on that. Because what have you stopped hitting?

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Right? You're automatically Of course going to feel better. But what about other things that are not since?

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Right? What about other things that you're not doing? Or you're not capable of doing? What about the lack of energy or motivation to do the right thing to get up in the middle of the night and pray to open the most haven't read something very simple. the very things that that were very, very doable in the month of Ramadan, they become highly, highly challenging outside the month of Ramadan, right. People and had they walk long distances, physically, they are exhausted, like, they don't even know how they're, they come back relief. And what they do is seemingly a very simple

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act of worship. The people, some in some cases, like people walk 45 minutes, they go throw the JAMA rock, and then they come back and they feel like, relieved, feel amazing.

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So

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So identifying these toxins, and

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dealing with them is extremely

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important. And

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and I believe that one of the most.

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Okay, now, it may not well, it is actually spiritually speaking, you see this, this is what is, you know, sometimes, let's say physically speaking, I keep comparing it in my head to the physical aspect, you know, being being unaware

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of the danger of something, right, in and of itself is not being your unawareness, or your ignorance of it is not in and of itself. What is causing the symptoms physically, right? Am I making sense, it's actually consuming it or being exposed to it. Right?

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So, like, physically, what either let me Allah forbid mela protect us, let's say there are some toxic

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chemicals here in the building. Right? Not being aware of their presence and of their effect.

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Right, not being aware of their presence and their effect is not physically speaking is not directly causing the symptoms, or is not the most dangerous elements of it, is it? Sorry, it's not causing this and it's not the direct cause of the symptoms, right. Being exposed to it, coming in contact with it is what is the physically speaking the most, the most, the cause the direct cause, but if someone comes to you and says no being unaware of their presence, and then not being educated enough, right, that causes you to actually expose yourself to it is the most dangerous element, though it is not physically or it's not, you know, directly is not the cause of it.

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Right.

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This even applies physically when it comes to spirituality that applies ignorance ignorance not knowing right what you should know some of the simple things is the most dangerous, the most toxic lethal element

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and of course, there is an obvious solution for ignorance which is what?

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To educate ourselves.

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We need to know right, we can we need to know, we need to know how, you know what, what is and, and sometimes, you know, you know, people say ignorance is bliss. Why?

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Why do people say that?

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I mean, we're all adults have we Has anyone ever used that?

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He said ignorance is bliss.

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Yeah, sometimes knowing about something can stress you out. So you don't want to be stressed out.

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So but so now not knowing about it, then you can you can, you'll feel comfortable. Right? And,

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and people feel like, you know what, not knowing about this. And that's why sometimes people feel like they're, they deceive themselves, they're like, I'm in a comfortable place. I'm happy with who I am, I'm happy with and they're not doing what they're meant to to do or what they're, you know, they're not really living a purposeful life, but they're very comfortable. And this is a very dangerous, you know, state, like a spiritual state. Self deception, right. Ignorance is really an added bliss.

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When you consider, right if because, people you know, there was one sticker bumper sticker that I remember seeing long time ago, and I loved it. And it said, if I remember correctly, it read it said,

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You think education is expensive? That's back in the days when it was uh

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huh. Yeah. It says do you think expensive, education is expensive? Try ignorance.

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The problem with ignorance that is that how expensive and how destructive ignorance is, is not realize except when?

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When it's too late.

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When it's too late, right. And when it comes to spirituality, spiritually speaking, when it comes to, you know, things that you need to know, when people come to realize, hopefully they realize it soon enough in this life. But when people finally come to realize before Allah subhanho wa Taala it's too late.

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It's too late. That's why roughly is like, you know, being unaware being ignorant is the most dangerous element. Right? And the loss of habit, Allah says, you know, the above the person or when the person dies there, the veil is lifted off their eyes, and now they can see things clearly. Right. So one of the most dangerous,

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most destructive elements

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of

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most toxic elements, spiritually speaking, is Jad or ignorance. And so so and I want to discuss this even if we you know, like, spend because this is supposed to be

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so when I say ignorance, ignorance of what

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thinking is

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picking myself up.

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So, yeah.

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Okay, that's not technically like, knowing knowing that these are sins and you should avoid them and that these are okay. Okay, that kind of, you know, that kind of ignorance obviously, is is destructive. But there is something else that is even more destructive than that, that goes beyond that. Yes, maybe.

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knowing yourself, okay, it's related to that. Yes.

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Yes, your purpose. Like really figuring out the purpose of your existence of who you are and not be not being fully aware of that. So Halliwell Allah, He sometimes we do not appreciate what Islam has presented to us, you know, one of the simplest concepts, one of the most basic concepts that we were taught, and it was like just repeated and hammered, like, into our psyche growing up, right? where I grew up, there was a lot of, you know, was one molecule general insert allele abodo. It was like a cliche, we were repeating it, but then it was like, it was in great write, when you realize what the purpose of your existence is, right? Not being aware of that not not being aware of your purpose,

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and where you came from, is very dangerous, because that is going to lead to

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being ignorant of yourself, you don't realize who you are, what you're meant to be. Right? What you were created for. And, and what is it headed so so that kind of ignorance is very dangerous. There is another type of ignorance which is being unaware or being ignorant of, of,

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you know, not a lot but in that nature, but who Allah subhanaw taala truly is, right? Some of us have these, you know, we have

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you ask people whose Allah, what does that mean to you? Who's alive? Who's your Creator? Right. And to them as he created me.

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He's the highest authority I answer to a loss of habitat. Okay, what else? What else does the loss of habitat mean to you?

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Have you been touched by the various aspects? The names and attributes of Allah Subhana? hotel? Right? Because I mean, each one of them affects you differently. Right? Like, you know, have you gotten to know a loss of had Allah to Allah, truly, right? Not only just as your Creator and your maker and the one that you return to, but let's say as your, your sustainer.

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Right, as your maintainer,

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as

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as hard for him as the one that you know, as the one that is going to humble you, or before whom you need to be humble, right? As the Most Merciful, most compassionate as the one that cares more about you than anyone else that that actually no one is capable of caring for you, like a loss of habitat is no one. We're so complex, we're so we have a lot of demands, each one of us is is full, I mean, we're too much, by the way, right? As in as individual, each and every single one of us, in our own capacity, we are too much.

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And by the way, we're going to be in a good place today, we realize that we're too much. But if we think that no, I'm a great catch, I'm the best thing that ever happened to humanity, whoever is around me, whoever is engaged with me is very lucky and fortunate to have me in their lives. Whenever we stop, when we stop thinking that that that is being ignored of ourselves, now, we really have to come to realize that we're too much

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we have a lot of demands, we have a lot of needs, and the only one that can take care of them. Right, or that can facilitate.

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What we need is a loss of Hannah with that.

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No one has the the amount, you know, not no one have has the amount of energy that each one of us needs. See, if someone was just to dedicate his or her life, to take care of you and to satisfy your needs. They're just they have no other purpose in life, except to be there for you 24 seven, they will not be able to do that just humanly is mean, they will burn out.

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They will burn out, they will just they will collapse, they won't be able to right? The only one that can do it. The only one that has endless amount of energy and love and passion. Love and Compassion is a lesson.

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Right? So Allah Subhana Allah is the one that has that risk. You know, when the Quran talks about risk, risk, which means provision, or which means sustenance, it doesn't only talk it's not a it's not only water and food, the spiritual systems, so a lot of them had to end up or assets have turnover in the library. So seek your provision, seek your sustenance, including your spiritual sustenance from Allah.

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Seek it from Allah subhanaw taala. But that that takes that you need to get used to it. You know how, like when we when we talk about detox, detoxification, or, you know, some of the some of these Has anyone Have you done the cleansing the three day cleansing thing? You know, How simple is it? It's fairly simple, right? Three juices, what in the morning, it's even labeled one in the morning, one in the afternoon, on in the evening. Very simple. And in between, very like well defined, it can get easier than that. well defined snacks for three days. That's all you have to do. Has anyone done that?

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Yeah, who did the three day cleansing thing? You did it?

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I don't know if I did it. I did it multiple times. But I don't have any one of them. Anyone else did it? You did it. Anyone else? Maybe some people has done maybe the seven day? No, you've never done it. You have the seven day.

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Okay, so I said did you do the three days like No? Okay, you did the seven day Easy. Easy. You actually did the whole seven day.

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Okay.

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Okay, when did it get hard?

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Like was it on day one hard? Like when did it get hard?

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third or fourth day? Okay. Now those who did the three days What? When did it when was it hard or easy? Mashallah.

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You did the three.

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Okay, how about you did it sister?

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Yep. I think I defeated myself mentally because to me, the hardest day was day one.

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Because the minute you like, I'm not you know, even if you're used to having just one meal a day or sometimes even

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skipping meals, right? Right, you're fine. You go on for a day or two or three, sometimes for a week, like that, skipping meals and not having, as soon as you are now committing yourself to something to regimen where you have to follow schedule where it becomes so hard. Because you have to think about it. Right? Day One is hard, you know, or sometimes some people they're like, day one is interesting and fun. And then day two is hard. And then like, they can't went day three is easy, because it's what is the last day when you do the seven day one? I can't I mean, that's any lie. salutely. Right. That that requires a lot of commitment to you know,

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feeling,

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thinking.

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So, so I felt it, which I did.

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I don't know, maybe some people it works differently. When we start thinking about it, we start feeling it.

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We know when we were so busy doing other things we were not thinking about we were not conscious about anything. We skipped meals we didn't have not because you remember in the month of Ramadan, right? Some people by the way, especially nowadays, right? They skip meals, they don't pay attention, and then all of a sudden, their first meal is at what time 430 or five o'clock. That's their first meal. And then fine. As soon as you tell them Oh, by the way, tomorrow is Thursday. Why don't we fast?

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They're like, Oh, okay. And then they're like, Oh, my God, breakfast time, all of a sudden. Now, the idea of having breakfast becomes something that they're like they really crave. Yeah, Habibi. You never eat breakfast. Yeah, and today, Mashallah, you're thinking about broccoli, and everything starts like looking good. Right? Right. Just because now they are consciously there, they told themselves, I'm fasting, I can't eat somehow, this is this is just human nature. So anyways, where was I going with that?

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Right. Yeah, being aware of

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like, so ignorance over loss of ignorance of the the condition itself is the most dangerous, right? ignorance of the purpose of who you are and why this is important. You know, because it has to do with purpose, ignorance of Allah subhanaw taala, or who Allah subhanho wa Taala is, and that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah is the source of, of so ignorance is indeed one of the most dangerous elements, you know, for the soul, it corrupts the soul. Right. And the loss of habitat is that we as human beings, because of our ignorance we took upon ourselves, because we were not, you know, sometimes ignorance is not only about the current situation, you know, what about the pet, sometimes ignorance

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about the future as well.

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Sometimes ignorance of our own nature, what is good for us and what is not good for us a loss of habitat, for business from certain things. And, and we don't know why these things are not good for us. So we struggle,

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we struggle, right? But if we have like, full trust in Allah subhanho, wa Taala, that's going to compensate for that. And we know that our last half that is looking out for us, and we stay away from, but some of us have to have have to what find out the hard way, right, we have to go through the experience to know why Allah subhanaw taala to begin with, told us not to do it. And if we survive it, then and hamdulillah we're very lucky if we survive with that kind of awareness. Alhamdulillah we're very lucky we're not because now we can undo or we can revert, reverse or we can, we can do something about it. But sometimes some people don't survive it. Or sometimes people

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don't realize it, they don't learn the lesson until it's too late. Right? So um,

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yes.

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Sorry. By the way, you know, one of the most dangerous diseases, I'm not talking about elements now, I'm just mentioning this as an example one of them the number one maybe the most dangerous disease of the of the soul or the spiritual is made up hypocrisy.

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And Allah subhanaw taala constantly in the Quran describes him as what this is the disease itself, but what led to that disease, what was one of the you know, toxic elements spiritually, you know, spiritual toxins that actually lead them to ignorance, the people of ignorance, of hypocrisy in the poor and constantly the Quran refers to them as what people who don't comprehend diaclone

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right or consider them Jae young Hello in their ignorance, their ignorance, not their ignorance of that what they're doing, about what is right and what is wrong. Right. Sometimes their ignorance of what

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of the consequences of what they're doing, or their ignorance of a loss of habitat can imagine by the Quran describes people of hypocrisy as people who mock a loss of habitat Allah or they try to deceive Allah. How ignorant does one have to be to think that they can outsmart or deceive a loss of panel data? And the Quran says that the hip the hypocrites try to do that they play games with a loss of habitat in North Africa they hide their own aloha their own What do you think led them to that?

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ego is another eagle is actually a leads to another disease. But eagle is one of the toxins, right? Because it's but Eagle eagle is his handler

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I've been I've been actually discussing Eagle for a while eagle is a natural element. But you know how like some toxins. Some toxins are not are not like chemical or they're not external. They're actually the your body. Right has too much of it. When it has too much of it. What does it do? It hurts you. Right? So ego is actually something natural that comes within from within a little bit of it is good because what

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it makes you care for yourself. But when when you have too much ego when you're sick when your spiritual system, right produces way too much ego. Right? Then you have issues, arrogance, narcissism, right? Self

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Yeah.

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You Yep.

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We always keep talking about people we imagine people but you know that, yeah, that that could happen. So ego is is is a very, very, you need a very small small amount of it, you have to have some amount of ego is look pretty much ego self. Right? Like caring for yourself, if you want to save yourself you need but when an ego is is is when you have excessive amount of ego or when your ego increases and becomes bigger or you think of yourself to be bigger than anything in anyone to the point where sometimes people think that they're they can challenge a lot stand against the loss of Hamilton chypons Eagles grew, you know, huge is nothing but he was huge. It's not that he didn't

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know who Allah subhanaw taala is that his ego? Got him? Right. So much so that he actually challenge the loss of habitat. So I agree with you. But ignorance ignorance is is the reason?

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No, no, no, we all have ego, ego, something that comes with you.

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Right? ego is something that comes with you. What does the ego mean? Literally?

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Okay.

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Ego literally, according to the dictionary, ego is a person's sense of self esteem, or self importance. Ego actually is your

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sense of self.

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Right? So,

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sense of self is what makes you

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you care for yourself. So it's a bit, you know, there is a basic amount of it that you need. Right. And also self self esteem and self importance is, if you want to honor yourself is important. And when you have too much of it.

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Right? Then it becomes toxic. So it's it's a natural, you know, element that you're born with, for your own for your own safety for your own survival for your own growth. Allah Subhana Allah gave us self awareness. I don't know if animals have ego.

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You know? They do.

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Yeah.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, let me anyone here specialize in studying of animal zoology. You did.

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But I if there is anyone that did look.

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Okay, I'm really interested but we can have this discussable email.

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discussion on the side. But what I'm saying is, it seems to be like, a serious, but even Okay, even if animals have ego, right? It's their ego is controlled.

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It's controlled, it's controlled to the level where it's just it's keeping a particular balance. And it's, it's controlled by their instinct, which is, which is from Allah subhanaw taala human ego, the problem of human ego or not only human, but also jinn, you know, is it can really get out of control.

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As a matter of fact, it has the potential to get out of control and be cancerous. Right. It has the potential to actually this is what is very fascinating. That's why I did the work to get it to ego you got me to the subject that fascinates me, what is fascinating about ego is that it can, it can actually lead to self destruction.

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Right? Imagine like your you know, just like autoimmune diseases or like your or cancer, what is cancer, like your own body attacking itself. So this is so how Allah subhanaw taala talks about the people of Hellfire, when they go when they go to Hellfire, you know, unless you have an Omega quantum to set your own anti chalet.

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Like their own body parts are going to testify against them in a hadith that says that the person will say, to his own body parts, Woe to you or they will, he will curse them and say, I'm conducting to death on efa I was defending you Jani, the person comes on the Day of Judgment. talks about a person who is sentenced to Hellfire will come on the Day of Judgment. And Allah Subhana Allah will tell him, you go to Hellfire because you did 1234. And then the person will say, No, I didn't do any of these things. And then a lot of what I will say we have evidence against you, he will say no, I won't accept any any evidence or any

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witnesses except of my self. So loss of habitat, it will seal his mouth. And then as a loss of habitat said in multiple places, dinosaur tosylate. And in sort of the scene, right there, body parts will speak Yamato elsina to Hawaii in June, right. So their tongue, their hands, their body, their faculties are going to testify.

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And then, and they won't be able to respond. And then the promises have been the head, he says, about this idea that the person after each body part testifies about what it did, right, the individual will will be able to give will be given the ability to speak again. And the first thing that the person will say, right here.

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Why? Why did he do this, and he will curse the individual will curse himself his own body parts and say, I was just trying to save you.

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hours, I was just trying to save you a lot some hot down in the Quran says kulula fcmb makansutra Hina each soul right is bound by what it earns, you are really in charge, you're you're later a loss of has assets that you're going to be your own judge. Right? Gotta have enough sicario Malaika has even so you're going to be your own judge. So ego is just a very interesting the thing because we have, we will there will come a day like especially if we fail to confront our ego, and curb and curb or control our ego. Now, there will come a day where we're going to have a very heated discussion or with our own ego with our own self. Right. So ego means self. Right? So again, it's

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natural, it's just have to be it has to be controlled, but I want to go back to the element of ignorance, if I may inshallah, and we'll conclude and then open the floor for questions.

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So we talked about, we talked about an awareness of the diseases and the conditions, right, and awareness of ourselves, right? ignorance, not really knowing ourselves, by the way, sometimes not knowing ourselves can be also

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the result of what too much.

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Right? So so so you have this too much ego makes us

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forget ourselves or forget who we are. And and, and, and lie even to ourselves, right, lie to ourselves, convince ourselves that we are worth something that we're not really worth.

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So in that sense, you're right.

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But yet another also very dangerous state is that that ignorance can actually bring the person like the individual will not even be aware that they are spiritually

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Die. So very spiritually falling apart. Right. And this is what is very what makes Eagle I mean, what makes

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ignorance extremely dangerous and lethal, right? And that's why I listed it number one and that's why I would you know, it's, you know completely and that's, you know what I find very fascinating is that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the beginning of his journey, right? Last week we were studying,

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you know, studying the seer of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and we were reflecting on an on how the process and the profit stayed away from centers and from sinful lifestyle, even before he was commissioned with with a reseller before last, we had sent him the message.

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He never partied.

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Right? He never, he never got drunk. He didn't even take a sip of intoxicants, right. He didn't do any he did not engage in any illicit or immoral behavior. He did not engage in any either worshipping none of that. So a lot isn't the one time he was invited to a party. When he was a teenager. I think he was 15. Right? He was invited to a place he didn't know what it was all about. Right? He didn't feel right about but he didn't know what it was. So So he said, okay, he was invited. And someone insisted to, for him to come on his way. He was distracted with something and then he fell asleep.

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So lots of how to how to preserve them and protected him from being exposed to any of us, right sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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So, so in his mid 30s, a prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he started so sins were not an issue right?

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And doing good deeds also was not an issue because he used to help people and he used to do good things, right. But the processes and started taking time off from all the distractions of Mecca. And all the the the right and he started leaving, like the city not he didn't even go too far. He would go to Hara

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he would go he would go to Hara, right? Is that where your name comes from here? So he would go to the mountain of Hara. Right? And worship there? What was the worship of the prophets of Allah? Listen?

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Have you ever thought of this? I mean, there was no like Salah.

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I mean, first of all historians and scholars say we don't know how he worship, there is He who, by the way, there is huge debate as to how did the Protestant worship and what did he exactly do?

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You know, of course, some scholars settle this by saying we shouldn't even worry about that, because that's not it's not. But they were just out of curiosity. They were wondering, you know, some scholars said, Oh, he was worshipping in accordance to the way of Ibrahim and he said that there must have been rituals or ways to do something, acts of worship, and others said no, you know, he was worshipping in accordance to the last Sharia, which was the Sharia of Rizal, a Salah? And some scholars said No way, you know, he did that, you know, he must have worshipped in accordance to the way of Muslim. This debate. I mean, no need to go into it. But the question is,

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if he wanted to worship, like if there was a specific ritual, right?

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If it was, if there was a specific ritual that he was doing, I'm just asking the question. I'm not saying that I know. He could have done it next to the Kaaba.

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As a matter of fact, actually, whenever he returned from these,

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what would you call it? Not trip, but it's Yeah, whenever he came back from this retreat of his, the first thing that he would do before going home, he will make throw off in the cabin. And then he will go home. So whenever he returned to America, right, or, you know, he would make throw off around the car seven times and then go home to probably alone, right? That's that was his ritual.

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So what did he do? And some, some, some people say that he was meditating, he was doing Vicar. He was thinking, you know, maybe most of it was a bad day of difficulty.

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Right.

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It was, in my opinion, I think, you know, a lot of it has to do with developing the awareness that one needs to have,

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you know, about the reality of their culture, their society themselves, what, you know, really doing doing there is this is a battle that we're not doing enough. We don't even have time just to sit

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and think about our loss of habitat, like I'm talking about deeply think, right.

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Usually we do this we start having deep thoughts, deep thoughts, when we are either under a lot of stress or when we are troubled by something. And when we're confused, we don't like we start thinking about on law and how Allah subhanaw taala does things when we are really troubled by something

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What happened to us? Why? Why is the law, right? So you're not even in the right state of mind?

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Am I making any sense? Or no? See what, right? So, and we're not doing enough of that we're really, I mean, these spaces that we have created hamdullah, very convenient, very nice, but they're not natural. So every now and then, it's important for us to go on a retreat, cannot just pull ourselves out of this, where we don't have. And I tell you, I reconnected with this. We used to do this. I reconnected with this. When, a few months ago, I took the kids and I went with the

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stuff share. Now, Dr. earthman, or what is email us, we had to bless him and his family had severe, we went to the mountains, and we actually camped, and we put tents and we kept them sat down, you know, you finally get to hear, you know,

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the night has a sound. That's beautiful sound. Right? And you get to hear when everything is quiet. When everything is dark.

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You do,

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right.

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Or, as one of the emails mentioned, he said, we feel like there is a bear coming to you in your direction, you really connect with a loss of you know that.

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But it's beautiful. When you get up and pray, you know, even with him, or you pray any summer, it's a different feeling. It's a different taste. And then you just sit and think you don't have you know, we were out of you. No, there was no connection hamdulillah Thankfully, there was no connection.

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All right. So you learn to basically disconnect from everything unplug, right? And then sit with yourself. Think about the last time about how last month Allah has blessed you about that meaning that great things, right? This is not this is a battle that we're not doing enough. And we're just relying on

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you know, yes, the daily prayers are important for all important, you know, Ramadan is important, but in between we need to do stuff like that for our own for our own, you know, spiritual nourishment. And a place that is that is that is not as, as cluttered, right, a place that is not as cluttered because there are a lot of other talks that you know, in addition to ignorance, there are a lot of toxic elements in that are interfering with us. You know, some of them we come in contact with directly, some of them we don't come in contact with, but they still indirectly affect us. Right, as a matter of halala you know, we don't think of like your sins affects you right,

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spiritually. Do you know that the sins of other people affect you as well? indirectly, especially people within within very close proximity. And that's why it's very important to tell people to correct people's behavior because their sins, you know, you can say, well, it's his sin, who cares? his sin will affect you. spiritually. It's like secondhand smoking, United smoking, but you're inhaling the junk that this person has smoked, spiritual, spiritually speaking, the sins of other people that we come in close contact with effects, right? This might be too philosophical or too complicated of a concept, but I mean, it is true. And by the time we realize the effect of it might

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be adding the damage may have already been

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it may be too late. We're locked out item Allah Subhana. Allah knows best. Do you have any questions comments or objections? Please feel free to address

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Yes.

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Okay, I missed that last part.

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Okay.

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Are we considered

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did they know about a lot

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Like, no, no, God, okay, that's what I meant. So do they know, do they know? Or did they know about God?

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Okay, I mean, but what I'm saying is, but they know what Jesus taught taught about God and they believed in it.

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There.

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Yeah, it's a matter that scholars actually discussed, they talked about Allah subhanaw taala testing them on the Day of Judgment.

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They talked about they have not, you know, then they were not tested in this, or they have they have passed their test of this life based on the information that they have. Right? Does that make sense? Right. So they will be treated like those who were, you know, before Prophet Mohammed came after Jesus, peace be upon him was was, was raised to heaven. And between Isa and Prophet Muhammad, there were no profits for about 500 years. What happened to those people, they call them 100 factor. Right. So they have their own judgement, meaning they will be tested. So they said those who come after the profit center who are in remote areas, and the message of Islam or the message of a

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problem has to set them has not reached him, but they are upon that they were hit upon the you know, upon the belief in the oneness of God, the existence and the oneness of God. Right, the very basic, the very basic, then they will be treated like a lone fighter. You know?

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Yes, yeah.

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some amount of ignorance.

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No, I mean, well,

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yeah. There's, there's, there's, there's, we don't call that well. I don't know if you want to call that ignorance. I guess that's something that you

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okay.

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I mean, okay.

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So so like, What?

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You not knowing what's gonna happen tomorrow? Yeah.

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Yeah, but, yeah, but I wonder if we can call that I knew exactly what you know, I or I had a feeling that you were aiming towards, you know, certain things that not being aware of them is a good thing, because you can function right. But,

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but I wonder if that is called ignorance.

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Yeah, I'm gonna research ignorance, and that because of this question, but what I think of ignorance, I think of you not being aware of things that you should be aware of. Yeah, yeah. Good.

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Okay.

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Okay.

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But the question is, do you have access to it? I mean, do you even have access to it if you want to learn?

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Yeah.

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Yeah, you know, I'm thinking I'm thinking yeah.

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Yeah, there is an AI in the plan. Yeah, there is an AI in the Quran where loss of habitat was a habit sometimes came and asked Protestant about certain things, whether it has to do with a few about the future or it has to do with their own faith or it has to do with you know, the religion. So So Allah Subhana Allah revealed to the Prophet so I said let me let me know oh you who believe let us Elijah and to be delicata soco.

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Or you believe Do not ask about matters that if they were to be revealed to you, if they were to be made hurt you, you know it will hurt you. So there are certain things that not knowing

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about them.

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may may may be maybe better. Yeah, yeah. But the ignorance that I was talking about as very toxic is I think you were commenting on the on the on the statements ignorance is bliss. Yeah, they're gonna instead I was talking about I was talking about things that you need to know about that you should that you don't know about. But I think his comment was about ignorance isn't bliss, so there is some truth to it. Right. I agree with you. I'll take that. Yeah, there is some truth to that.

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But that's what they mean by ignorance means lack of information or knowledge. You know, so in that sense, yeah. So for instance, I'm very happy. I'm like, I'm glad I don't know what goes in the in the, in the thoughts of my wife, you know, that's why it's a blessing. You know,

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sometimes it's a blessing. Sometimes I wish I

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guess she's not here she.

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Oh, yes. Yes.

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Yeah.

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Hello, I'm gonna do research tonight. Well, I was hoping to be able to sleep tonight and not be overstimulated now. I am overselling it is stimulated and shallow. Yes.

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Than 20 years of being such a great leader

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for the city of San Diego, San Diego's

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still there

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and I want to apologize

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sir, sorry. You don't have to

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you don't have to please don't do that.

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Just vote for me if I run for mayor

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will conclude inshallah. Yeah.

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Oh, by the way,

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that's, that's another level of ignorance. Like when you do when you act against what you know, that is a different level of ignorance of how to one that is that is Indian and loss of how to Allah describes human being as being having that we are.

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I don't know of any other species that that know something is bad for them. They actually do it.

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Did you know of any?

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Like, like, knowingly, they know of any like that something is is

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they know something is bad for them. And they actually do it.

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No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, that's not what I'm saying. What I'm saying is, I don't know of any other species that knows that if they touch this, right, that there is going to kill them. And they actually do it.

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I don't know. Right. I mean, again, I'm going to contact some neurologists or you know, yes.

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Okay.

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Yeah.

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Yeah, by the way, that ignorance that is acting against your knowledge. That's that is the worst one of the worst forms of ignorance just right to do something. When do you know right? Yeah. So how much muscle a lot I see them how many

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will be 99 million kilometer wait and I'm

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gonna validate data now. Hold on a minute. Don't karma in the country will have some hematoma

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necessarily myself. Thank you very much.

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I was making