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The Beneficial Means To A Happy Life 06

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Shiekh Moutaseem discuss the book of Sheikh Abd Ar-Rahman ibn Nasir as-Sa’di in this series. Presented at the Abu Huraira Center.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala Sayyidina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi H marinova

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This is a new halaqa in the explanation of the book

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Alyssa Murphy they'll hire to say that he has been Saudi she's basically can be translated the beneficial means to a happy and tranquil life. And he's been mentioning some of the reasons or some of the causes of

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a happy and a balanced life. And today we will start with a new

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reason or a new cause for a happy life. So he says in Arabic common emoji but it is true Rory was a word will help me welcome a set up is it as Bobby Sophie's alkalis Babel jelly bacterial hormone, or fetus treated as babble jelly but it is true. Whether the caviness Jani mama bohemian mcherry Allah tala younkin hora de Palma de facto anestesiol. Africa heafy him in Babel, I bet he will Mahal or another Africa Hong Kong.

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So he says one of the reasons or one of the causes that will help a person bring about more ease and happiness in their life, and reduce pain and anxiety is to put once effort into the means through which he can remove the reasons that bring about pain in his life. So whatever causes pain, and discomfort, and stress and anxiety if the person can remove them and can repel these means. So focusing one's efforts and one's attention, there is a very helpful way to deal with it. So he says, so this brings about more happiness, and more joy, more joy. And it helps as well the person forget, whatever hardships he's been, or he's been through in the past. Because usually when we do nothing,

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or when we sit around doing nothing, and our brain is empty, our mind straight goes to the negative experiences we've been through, so tries to ruminate over them tries to,

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like dwell on them. And that's a reason for more pain and more anxiety. But when you focus your attention on the things that are beneficial for you, that things that help you remove whatever is causing stress and pain, then you are already keeping yourself busy. And this will lead you to forget about the reasons that bring about discomfort in your life.

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Then he says

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and then he the person should know that dwelling over the things that bring about hardship or the things that caused you hardship and discomfort in your life. You should know that this is basically trying to change the unchangeable. There are things in your life that happened in the past, you can't go back to the past and change it. What happened happened already. And this is what we can call is basically accepting reality, accepting reality that already took place in the past. Things that happen don't live in denial of them. Don't try to change them because you can't make the time go backwards and then change things. And he says because this is an act of insanity, trying to

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change the past. So he says for you, Jared will Alberto Allah Khalifa Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda Hello, Alberto. Alberto and his

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journey to Colorado and Colorado he reminds me moto hammer home in Akron, Ohio. Our re mominul mcherry let you get a yellow half in Woodstock Valley High at a very early morning Memorial Mr. Bhalla, chama Julian Maya Kofi Hammond Hayden worship.

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Allahu wa sallahu wa sallahu wa Taala is saying so the person should strive when it comes to his heart and his focus, to keep his heart and his focus away from the causes of anxiety and discomfort. And he strives out he keeps his heart and his mind away from stressing over these negative experiences. And also, try not to worry

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over you know, the future what will happen in the future. So again, we said that previously that you should block the past with all its paints, and block your worries about the future. And we said previously, that doesn't mean not planning but it means stop the worrying stop worrying about the future because

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Most of our worries about the future are actually some kind of imagination. Most of them are unreal.

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Then he says, so you should know that whatever is it, whatever lies in the future has not arrived yet. And we don't know exactly what will be what will happen in the future days, whether it will be good or bad, whether it be what we wish for what we hope to avoid, and everything is in the hands of Allah subhanaw taala, who has power over everything. And we as human beings don't have the power to change the past, or to shape the future, except with what we can do, but we can't have full control over the future.

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So all we can do is try our best to, to get the good things and to repel the bad things.

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And then he says that if you focus your attention on the things you can do and stop thinking and ruminating about the things you can't change, this will help you achieve tawakkol in your life, which is reliance on a loss palitana achieved to work on Allah subhana wa Tada. And this would bring about more peace into the heart. And this will remove a lot of the reasons or the causes of pain and anxiety. And he says woman and Fannie Mae a corner female however, it must have been a little more Eastern man who had a dry inlet it can be your sallallahu alayhi wa sallam yet to be he he says one of the most beneficial things that will help you achieve this is to use the dose of the Prophet

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sallallahu alayhi wasallam and this is Allah Hamas literally de la de who are Esma to Emory. We're especially dounia latifi Hannah, she was literally fly to LA to LA Hammadi brothers. Can you come down over there? Yeah, you guys.

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Stay quiet, please. So Allahumma especially Dini, lady who was smart to Emory will especially dounia latifi. him, he was literally filati Letty la Hammadi, which I didn't hire to do that can lead equally higher. While Motorola had a limb in coalition. This is a very powerful and we said previously that direct when we say you should say this, that means you say with your tongue, but you need to contemplate the meanings and internalize them. So let's explain the meanings Allah Hamas Li Dini, Allah, the who asked me to Emory, Oh Allah, fix my approach to religion, DNA, that means my approach and my, the way I relate to religion, fix that for me, because my religion is similar to

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Emory. It is the core of my affairs. And it is the protection of my whole life. What else lately dounia latifi, hammer, ashy and fix my

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life, my word the life because this is my living. This is my experience in this world. What else literally, I feel it and let it lie, hammer it and fix my app here on my last day, fix my last day, because this will be my abode. This will be my end, which I didn't hire to do that and leave equally higher and make life and increase for me and every goodness and make death

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a relief for me from every hardship.

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And he also says there's another headache, another draft from the province of Santa Monica Delica Paulo, Allahu Mathematica, or jus falletta kyllini nfca Palpatine was the holy [???] Nicola hula, Ada Allah and Allah, it's your mercy that I hope for

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Do not leave me for myself not even for a blink of an eye. So take care of my affairs, whilst Leisha Nicola and fix all of my affairs, La Ilaha Illa and you are the only one who deserves to be worshipped. Then he says for either ledger to be happy. Allah de sala de de de Albin Helder, when he gets inside Dhaka mash he had he female you have people that he kept up Allahu Allahu wa jal who, what I mean,

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Alabama who follow hanwa surah. So he says if the person says this dog with his tongue

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with a present heart in a state of presence and last time, we explained What's the meaning of presence to be present in the to be there in the present moment. So he says if the person says this with their tongue and they contemplate the meanings of this in their heart

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and with a sincere intention, while striving to do what is best for you, then Allah subhanaw taala will help that person and will support that person and he will replace you know the hardship and the pain he has with happiness, and more peace and tranquility. Now another reason we move on to another reason

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he says woman and family is bad

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woman alpha is fabulous a while is a volatile collectible. Her mom is a hustler and an abdomen and knockabout and yes IV to FIFA, the new Dr. Swati mallette, and Letty and E. Li, Mo, where you walk in Allah that He can have hope for either for either Valley cafe Yes, I, Elijah Fifi, monkey notifii for will be accessible in can. Okay, so he says one of the most beneficial means to remove anxiety and, and worries if a person goes through hardship is that

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you should you should count the outcomes, you should try to work out what are the results? What are the consequences of the circumstances I'm going through, and then

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get ready for the west of them. Get ready for the west of them. And by the way, this is a very practical and beneficial approach to hardship. Usually, when you are when you're going through some circumstances, you're within a condition. And you don't know how this condition will end up. So there are many options, and many possibilities. Usually we wish for the best. But he's saying here, you should look into the possible consequences how this could end up

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and look at the worst scenario, the worst possibility, and then come to peace with it. find peace with that worst consequence, that worse possibility. So be ready for it. as well. Sometimes we say, you know, account for the worst scenario, be ready for the worst to happen. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily that it will will happen. It might not happen. But you need to be ready for the worst. And once you settle for that level, and once you find peace with the worst possibility, you will find it much easier to find in find it much easier to deal with your situation. So he says, and yes, if either of you have any

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volatility and

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so you need to calculate or expect the worst to happen. And then get yourself ready to deal with it. To handle it. Let's say you get in trouble. The younger ones, you get in trouble with your let's say in school, you didn't do well in exam and the final exams, and you might fail. And you might fail that exam. What should you do? You might say, okay, you would wish that you actually get a get a pass on this on this exam. But you don't get it. But you don't get it. You might get it, you might not get it. So look at the worst scenario, what's the worst scenario that I failed this exam? I failed this exam.

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Let me imagine in my head that this is what's going to happen.

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This is what's going to happen and I failed the exam. How would I deal with this? So you'll start thinking of ways to deal with it. Once you imagine yourself in that position, you would notice that your anxiety and your worries has that have actually disappeared. And there's a secret behind this. There's a secret that will brings you about the worries is not the worst situation.

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It's not the worst situation. And this there's an irony there. And not everyone can grasp this, by the way. So I'll try to explain it as much as possible.

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If there was only one possibility, you would find peace with it.

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But the fact that there are other possibilities, the fact that there are other possibilities. This is the reason why

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you're you're consumed with worry and concern.

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Because there are possibilities and you wish for the best. And that's the source of your worry. But once you settle for the worst to happen and you're ready for it, you'll be surprised that your anxiety and your stress and your fear disappears. Because what could possibly happen?

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That's the worst. I'm going to deal with it. In marriages. Sometimes a husband and wife get in a very hopeless state. They've been for years I've been fighting, quarreling and having issues. They managed to stay together all this time. But it reaches a point where they are on the verge of divorce. So the the husband or the wife, they approach the amount of they say we want to, you know deal with this issue. We want you to help us out. We want to save this marriage.

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We want to save this marriage.

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So, and they are consumed with anger and worry and concern and fear.

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Now, usually, if one of any one of them was mainly worried if they want to remove the fear and the concern,

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if they look at it, let's say what's the worst that could happen, that we divorce, that this marriage breaks up, and that's it, it doesn't work out, we have to split. Each one has to find their own way and move on. They say the husband is worried he does, he wants to save the marriage. It he should save, you know, strive to save the marriage. But if he works it out in his mind, what's the worst that could happen? Divorce, so I will no longer live with my wife, she'll become foreign to me, I'll have to find my own way, and move on and find a new life.

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Once he thinks about this, you will, he would realize there's nothing to worry, I can handle this.

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I can handle this.

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So what am I worried about? What causes us to worry is that we are torn between so many possibilities. And we don't know which one will be the it's the uncertainty. It's the uncertainty. So this is a mechanism or this is a tactic to

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go around it to. So instead of leaving yourself victim or prey for a lot of possibilities and uncertainty, what you do find out the worst that could possibly happen. account for it, be ready for it, be prepared for it, and consider it, consider that it happened. And imagine how you would handle it. You'd be surprised that you can handle whatever situation there is.

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Once you reach that moment, you actually find so much ease and so much space to handle the situation and save whatever you can save. And that's what he's saying here. So he's saying so as long as you find peace with the worst possibility, then fairly, they're fairly very careful. Yes, I Elijah Fifi, monkey notifii for so let him or her strive to reduce the damage and the loss as much as possible.

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So he says, with that kind of peace or that kind of, you know, being ready for the worst scenario, the person will be surprised that their anxieties and their stress and their fears will start disappearing. And they will be replaced with a zeal and the desire to fix and save whatever could be saved.

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And if you haven't tried this, try it. Sometimes it happens without you even planning it. It just happens that you get so much you go you get like

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completely overwhelmed by worries that you say I can't take this anymore. So let the worst happen. You know, whatever happens that happened. That moment, you'd be surprised that your worries disappeared. All of a sudden, wow, there's so much space. There's so much leeway to handle this and deal with it. SubhanAllah so this is a very powerful technique that he says for either headunit vs Babel hovi. Was Babel uscom. Was Babel factory, well, Atomy Lima, you

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know, we're fairly at allapattah you can be tonina chain. Without any necessarily you have Bella Bella should be my own human half, totally unnecessary, allottee malyon mcherry, you have, we know how we're using that to have a physician

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who will be more data, it has a lot to do, he has a big machinery. So he says basically. So if there are reasons to cause you fear and something to bring, you know, maybe disease to you, and maybe lack and poverty. And the maybe you are deprived of what you want, or the loss you might might be or possibility of losing what you love.

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So he says what's going on today.

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So he says,

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so let him handle this and let him face this by being ready for the worst possibility just imagining the worst scenario and getting yourself ready for it. Or even worse than that. So he says once you hit that moment, there will be the field will be eliminated. And then it will be easier for you to free your mind and your attention to handle your current situation. Now this actually takes from

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there's a beautiful statement from an even bigger pilot called the Allahu anhu. He said, Men just saw men just as a man just about a woman hab hub. Men just saw a Sir, he says anyone, anyone who develops courage within themselves, and they face what they fear. They go and charge it face to face head on.

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These people will find ease

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because most of our fears are imaginary. Most of our fears are imaginary. So the courageous person when they face head on whatever

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They fear they will repel their imagination, their imagined fears. And they would come face to face with reality. And most of the situations that we face in life are far less than our anticipation, and our fear.

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And most of us underestimate our ability to handle life. And that's a great cause of fear. So this is majesta ASAP, so ever is courageous, and they face what they fear, they will find his woman have a heart but whoever anticipates fear, and he tries to avoid facing what they need to face are facing life, these people will usually be faced with a lot of disappointment in life. Because you would be holding back you would not be facing life. And this is why as I said, fear is most of fear is imaginary, most of what we fear would never happen. Most of us live in our in the cage of our imagined fears, in our imagined fears. So you need to break through this barrier of fear. And this

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is why some wise man that made the statement very powerful statement. He said, what you know, the best version of who you are, the best version of who you are lies on the other side of the ocean of fear.

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The best of who you are, or the best version of your life lies on the other side of the ocean of fear. You have to face fear, you have to cross through it, face it head on and deal with it. And you'll be surprised that most of your fears are just imaginary. They're not real. They don't have any real reasons or any real causes behind them is just imaginary. And that shape on our last panel to Allah says in the Quran,

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a shape shavonne We are a Docomo sakalava model combi fascia, he says Stefan promises you poverty and lack

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and he commands you to do evil so she's born whenever there's something good for you shavon will usually whisper in your heart and in your mind to create fears to guarantee that he would hold you back from doing what you need to be what needs to be done.

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So this is why it's very important to develop this kind of courage to deal with these things. So he says face them if you have a totally non FC mindset enough to let the issue go and let me build my slab

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Yes, there was a line of poetry. I'm trying to remember it's just some vanilla. If I remember I'll share with you inshallah HTML if you have a totally new NFC that I sent you know your letter yes Should I do and maybe Masai ujiri do not say who fetus did what he how we met in in Macquarie maxima de feu gallica Allah was the filter TV What are you betting that he had his Morphe that well Rama Fisher slowly slowly when Sheila has sudo Mama millerhill abdomen a genie will agile ohada Masha hadden majordomo vaca oom Angela who can tell us the same thing. So it basically says if you are ready for the worst possibility, what happens you will free your mind from the anxiety and the

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worries and you will have the space and the attention to fix whatever you can fix and to improve the situation.

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Then he moves on to another

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technique and he says woman out of them in a large activity. I'm Robin Padilla Samia Belvoir, I am Robin Bethany Jabu what will be the Monza g one for early healing awami Well, high alert and lethargy level of kharsia This, by the way follows from what we just said. He says one of the most beneficial remedies for the pains that we have in our hearts and the anxiety and the psychological pains. And he says even physical pins is what will be the strength of the hearts. strength of the heart. What does the strength of the heart says he will explain what will be the big one for you and He will he will highlight and of course he says the strength of the heart is that the heart is firm

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and strong and that it doesn't engage with imagined fears.

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It doesn't engage with imagined fears and worries that are abroad through negative thinking that abroad through negative thinking he says the NL insana matters this low middle high alert when father pal boo lil mo ferati mineral healthy mineral ammeraal dhivehi rehat woman aloha Bobby what to show bushi minute s babyletto Lima woman tawakoni who do feel Makati he was a welding mohab a buyer who then you can feel her mommy will her mommy when he will betania he says as soon as the person gives in to negative thoughts that engage and oh never his heart engages with

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positive

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abilities of fear, illness. And whenever he responds to this with anger, and distraction to any negative possibilities, and expecting the bad to happen, and expecting the good things to be taken away, he says this will lead the person to a complete and overwhelming state of worry, anxiety, emotional pains,

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and physical illnesses, physical illnesses. And then he says, and this could lead, what in here in us are bialetti Allahu Allahu ceja. Electric, your picture, the national model, okay, theory says, and this could lead to a nervous breakdown,

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a nervous breakdown, that has very negative consequences, or detrimental consequences. And people have seen in life, a lot of this a lot of the examples of this. So he's basically saying, a lot of our fears, and a lot of our V, or a lot of our anxiety and pain and worries are actually created by negative thoughts that entertain and blow out of proportion, imagined fears, that are very unlikely to happen. But we just entertain them, and engage with them through our thoughts through negative thoughts. And then once they become overwhelming, they overtake our thinking process, what happens is that this would lead us to a lot of emotional pain, a lot of anxiety. And this would lead even to

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physical pain. And it's something that's very well known Mind Body connection.

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Any person who's usually consumed by fears and worries, you will find they will have a lot of pains in their bodies, they start developing high blood pressure, they start developing diabetes, they start developing kidney failure, they start developing high stress levels, obviously, cortisol will be produced in their bloodstream, and this will definitely destroy their bodies. So these stress hormones, once you keep thinking negative thoughts, expecting the worst, and you know, fearing the worst that would happen, and so on and so forth. Things are not going to work out. What if this doesn't happen? What if that doesn't happen? What if I don't get accepted in this university? What

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if I don't get get admitted here? What if I don't get this job? What if I don't get to buy this toy? and so on and so forth? What if this happens? What if tomorrow, the the market crashes? What if there's a breakdown? What if the economy you know, falls apart? and so on and so forth? You're always expecting the worst and you're always anticipating the worst and you engaging these thoughts all happen. stress hormones, will be running in your bloodstream all the time. And what do stress hormones do?

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They destroy your body and all your organs, your heart, you develop heart disease, you'll develop as I said, blood pressure, diabetes, kidney failure, respiratory problems in your chest asthma, you start even affecting your eyesight. Stress destroys your body and it causes you to age very early. And that's what he's talking about.

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So he says now he gives us an alternative he says, What am I tema de la palabra de la Hey, what are what Keller la? Well, I'm Mr. Slim Lil awami. While I'm Allah cattle hi Allah to see what what's your cabela Hey, welcome Effie family he in depth and Hobi delicato. Momo, he gives a beautiful alternative. He says, when the heart depends on Allah, and it's connected to Allah. And by the way, this is a lesson Subhanallah there's a lesson in how we should live Islam, and how we should deal with this life. When the heart depends on Allah is connected to Allah, and his reliance and dependent on Allah. So you trust in Allah subhanaw taala and refuses when the heart refuses to give

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in,

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and to open up to imagined fears, just imagination, and it does not allow imagined, worries to run through it. And the person puts their trust in Allah subhanaw taala and they hope for the blessings of Allah, then the person would save themselves from pain, worry, anxiety, stress, and a lot of the emotional pains that come with it and the physical pains and illnesses that will come as a result of that. See, then he says was that an unholy Cathedral middle is common but then yet you will albia well Hassan will be middle Guwahati, when inshallah he was through Ramallah in Kyoto. Then he says, and the hearts will gain so much power and strength and expansion and vastness and ease and a

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pleasant feeling that cannot be described with words. I remember something from Him and OBEY Him. He says sometimes we went through extreme hardships. Very

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difficult times. So he said the remedy for us was to go and find our teacher even Tamia. This is

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and he would be going through worse than our conditions. But then he says from there and not our

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format and Nara who had not I mean, when Sheila has surgery, wherever my third party biller he as our general,

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manager, SRA sudarshana. We'll see in a moment, he says every time we went through so much heartache and pain, and we were stressed out, we would search for our teacher, even taymiyah. He says, As soon as we see him, we would be completely contaminated and overtaken by his sense of serenity and calm and trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala, although he's going through more difficult circumstances, but he has a sense of trust in a lot of overwhelming and that's contagious. That's contagious. So he says, we always find him like this every time we just go to even Tamia and as soon as we are in his presence, we get affected by his peace and tranquility that overcomes any kind of any conditions,

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any challenging conditions that he would be going through.

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faces for Kamali Atilla moustache via Tamil Murtala Mohammed Al hirelateral fasciae. So he says how often hospitals are filled with

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with patients. And the real cause of their pains and their illness, and their disease are actually the work of their mind, the worries and the concerns of their mind, the worries and the concerns of their mind. And he says what come authoritarian Memorial, Abu Bakar theory middle Acquia he says and how often these things, worries and concerns, how often they affect the hearts of strong people, powerful people and the weak ones. Hello, and welcome to elephant travel journal and this kind of stress and anxiety leads people to lose their minds permanently. They lose their mind. They become emotionally disturbed, they literally become mad.

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Then he says well more if I'm an IFA, who Lahore or Fatah holy jihad in FC little suburb in nafion it el mapa we're at the pub, then he says, and the the ones that are rescued from this are the ones that Allah subhanaw taala leads them to fight back all of these fake worries and concerns and negative thoughts. And they try their best to do whatever is good and is good for them in this life. And that would strengthen the heart. As a last one, Allah says warmia tawakkol Allahu Allah has spoke and whoever relies upon Allah and depends on Allah, then Allah will be enough for him.

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That means Allah would be enough for him and his men in matters of this, of this dunya and matters of the Allah.

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Then he says, no matter what kilo Allah here, we will call bilateral Philo. Philo him he says the one who relies on allow us to work cool. He has a strong heart.

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And all the concerns and worries and these imagined fears do not affect that person. Why? Because he's immune to them. He trusts in a law he knows that everything's in the hands of Allah. And nothing could possibly nothing bad could possibly happen to me.

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Unless allowance it and allowance it. It's not bad. It's good.

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Well, that was a good how are they feeling me here in Nevada Cayman blackfin. FC? Woman l howery. will hopefully let ILA have a patella who we are the medallion. Allah. Allah Allah. Allah Allah He will keep it for jaccob La Jolla. newlyweds he phase Ruhama Calico. Wait a bit dulos Rahu swatara Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, who am FNS Allah to Allah? Yeah. So he's basically summarizing this and he's saying, the person who puts their trust in Allah. So trusting Allah is not a statement that we say, no, it's something deep inside you that you truly trust Allah. And if you truly trust Allah,

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you won't anticipate bad things that are happening in the future, that will that might happen in the future. You won't be overtaken by fear of things that could possibly happen. Why? Because you know, Allah is in charge. And you know, Allah subhanaw taala will take care of you. That's what to what CQL means. But if you are worried and concerned and consumed by anxiety, then you're not doing real torquil you're not doing really good. Now. There's something that we can benefit from and elaborate on this.

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Studies have shown, studies have shown that when a person is in a negative state, state of fear,

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a state of anxiety, a state of worry, a state of disappointment.

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All of these negative states. Do you know what happens?

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Your eyes

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Don't see well.

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Even

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the vision, the spectrum of your vision will narrow down,

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will narrow down.

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So in studies, they've primed people to feel anxious and to feel scared.

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And they showed them certain things on the computer screen.

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different slides.

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And they asked them to describe what they saw. And they had another sample of people to whom they showed the same kind of slides, the same timing, exactly the same experience. But these people were primed for a positive experience. So they were given something pleasant.

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Now, they looked at the reports of each one of these groups, the groups, or the group that was primed for negative experience, who experience fear, anxiety and negative feelings, these people so far less. In these slides, they missed a lot of things

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than the other group that was actually primed for a positive experience.

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And when they studied as well, even the pupil of your eye, when you are experiencing positive thoughts, what happens, it expands and it sees more, so you're able to see more,

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you're able to see more. But when you go through fear, or any negative feeling anxiety, pain, disappointment, anger, etc, you name it, what happens, the vision of your eyes of your pupils, it actually narrows down, so you only see a limited within a limited scope. And this has to do with survival. Because negative thoughts are a defense mechanism for survival. And with survival, you don't need to see so many things, you just need to focus on one thing. And that's it, that's basically saving yourself, saving yourself. And this by the way. Now, this is something that is used in the corporate world organizations, when they do training for their employees, and so on and so

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forth. They actually they've been implementing a lot of what they call positivity, they try to, to raise the level of positivity and positive feelings among the employees. You know why? Because when the employee is feeling more positive,

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they actually their senses work more efficiently. But when they are stressed out, people are going to make grave mistakes, big mistakes, they will miss out on very important information.

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So it's not a matter of a matter of luxury. So basically, being in a positive mood, will help you function better.

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Being in a negative mood will physically impair everything about you, it will physically impair your vision, your hearing, even your judgment, even your judgment. That's why the prophets of Salaam even said if a person you know they feel they want to go to the washroom, they don't feel comfortable.

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If this person is a judge, they should not make a judgement in a case before they go on relief themselves.

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Because any kind of pressure, any kind of anxiety and it kind of discomfort is going to affect your judgment and your senses and your senses. So this is why,

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you know, the so how can we Muslims develop more positivity, there are so many things to do. But for us, the main thing is to trust in Allah

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is to trust in Allah and trusting as we said, You can't it's not something you can manufacture. It is it's a realization once you really truly believe that Allah is in charge. And Allah is the all wise and realize that all merciful, then you would trust a lost person. Naturally, you would put your trust in a las panatela He's in charge, he's going to take care of me. I'm his servant, I just will hand over the affairs to him.

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So how this is how we Muslims are supposed to approach this life. And this is, as I said, this is a statement from one of the great scholars of the last century of the last century. She said he's one of the main scholars

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as he said he passed away in the late 50s or early 60s of the last century. So that's what he's saying. He's saying a believer has a strong heart as a powerful as a as a firm heart. What is a firm heart? You know, when things when the board is,

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is shaking, this heart doesn't lose faith. Because it sees beyond the boat, it sees beyond the ocean. It sees the creator of the boat and the creator of the ocean.

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Because it trusts in the last panel talent it knows if something is bound to happen, it will happen. It will happen my field will not push it back.

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So why be completely consumed by fear and anxiety.

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When I have the opportunity, if something is about to happen, that is going to happen, I have the opportunity to free my mind from this worry and look at this situation from a positive perspective and try to save whatever I can save or improve the situation. Why not? Why surrender and succumb to a state of fear where everything in you will be impaired and will be limited.

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So, we can see that a man does give us some practical things about this life. So it's not Oh, I just believe in Allah and that's it. No, he man improves your experience in this life. And it's supposed to enhance your experience of this life. That's what a man is meant for. And the first session and the first session in this series, I mentioned the statement from the scholars of Mikasa. The Sharia, the scholars of metacity Shelley are the objectives behind legislation. What do you think alarm? It's a lot obligatory. Why do you think Allah subhanaw taala made Riba haram? Why do you think Allah subhanaw taala made eating pork haram and drinking alcohol haram? Why did Allah make injustice? How

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long? Was it Allah made murder and killing haram? What is alarming backbiting haram? What is the last one? Why? What's behind all of this? What's the system behind all of this? What are the guidelines? We said that the scholars have put that have summarized it in one statement they said and Zen Allah azza wa jal sha Allah Allah sent down the legislations of Islam.

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Lita seal my facet without Lamia,

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without ilma phacility Lilia fill agile he will agile Allah subhanho wa Taala has sent down the legislations of Islam, why? To maximize and achieve benefits, things that are beneficial and helpful and to reduce and minimize things that are harmful things that are harmful. Then the last statement is fill energy will add in short term and long term. Some people understood this as short term in the in this dunya and long term in the app. Hello. So Mr. Motta had been assured one of the biggest scholars who wrote about MacArthur he has a book called Mikasa sherea, one of the main books in this field. And he says, Some people think that ajilon means short term means in this life, and ajilon

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long term means the next life. He's saying that that's that's the wrong understanding. But Agilent what Agilent means short term in this life and long term, even in this life. So short, short term, maybe you're talking about days, or immediately, or maybe we're talking about months, or maybe a couple of years. And long term, that means maybe five years, 10 years, 20 years, 50 years, and even more than that 200 years, 500 years, because the good that we do here, the good that we do here in this life.

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It doesn't only affect our time, it affects future times as well. It's the future times and it also affects our state in the hereafter. You know, these in the story in South Africa, Allah subhanaw taala were a little or hugger when he was with Mussolini's Salaam. They went to this town, and they want or they asked the people to provide them with food, right? To give him some food, the people refused. So I'll huddled found this wall that was leaning and was almost collapsing. So he read, he rebuilt it. He rebuilt it and he put it back in very good shape. So most of them said we asked these people to help us or to give us some food, they refuse now, you come to one of their properties and

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you fix it for free. So I'll have other he said. Basically, we're MLG Dotto, as to this world for cannoli hula mania, t meaningfully Medina was for two young men orphans. Like to orphans, young kids who lived in the city.

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What can attach to who can do lahoma underneath? You know, underneath this wall, there is a treasure buried, they're buried there and it's for them. So allow them to grow up and become adults. And then they dig it out and take it and make use of it.

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For Canada Well, I mean, if you will, I mean if you marry Noah, Canada who can do lahoma What can abou masala and the father was a righteous man.

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The father was the righteous man. Some of the scholars have deceived, they say it wasn't their direct father. It was one of their grandfather's forefathers, and some of them say it was their seventh grandfather.

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And this is a statement because in Arabic

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It means the father and the grandfather and the grandfather in the grand grand grand grandfather. That's what it means. It could extend to all of this.

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So their grandfather, seventh grandfather did something good and because of that Allah wanted to preserve for them this treasure.

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So what we do, has consequences. So our belief in Allah, our faith in Allah, our trust in a Lost Planet, Allah is not just a theory. It's practical, and it improves the experience of life for us here. And it's supposed to empower us and give us an advantage. But unfortunately, looking at the state of Muslims, most of us, we don't do this. A lot of faith for us have become more of a lip service, something we just talk about and theorize, say, yeah, we're Muslims, we believe this, we believe that. But the moment one of us is hit by a calamity. You know, we, I mean, we cringe and we collapse. We don't know how to deal with it. But he man is so powerful. And there's something we

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have to keep in mind.

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I like the statement, I came across it. And I find it very powerful. I don't know sometimes where these statements come from, and I think some of the powerful sermons that you hear from non Muslims, sometimes some of these could be wisdom that is inherited from prophets at some stage.

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Who, who has seen the movie Gladiator?

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Yeah, I just come on, put your hands up. Okay.

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At the beginning, you know, the leader of that, what's his name, the, he says, makes one statement, he says, what we do in this life echoes in

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eternity.

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What we do in life echoes in eternity. Right. And this statement has truth to it. What you do here in this world, has universal, timeless consequences. What you do here, you will live by the consequences of what you do on the Day of Judgment.

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And the most powerful deeds that we do are not only the external, they are the interactions and that's what we call an Islam a manual galoob actions of the heart, actions of the heart. Most of us don't really pay attention to this. You know, when disclosing Islam say a man or a man actions, they don't only mean physical actions, they mean also the actions of the heart, what are the actions of the heart, love,

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fear,

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trust,

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desire,

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disappointments, hope, anxiety, these are actions of the heart. So we are supposed to fix these actions, yes. And the things that cause people to enter Paradise. Things are the actions of the heart more than the external actions. And we don't seem to realize this.

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The actions of the heart and this is why Allah Subhan Allah says in the Koran, yo mela, em for Omar on wala noon, on the day of judgment, no wealth, no possessions, no children will benefit you.

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In lemon law, have you all been same except someone who comes to Allah with an intact heart? What's an intact heart, a heart that has been doing good?

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And the actions of the hearts remember this? So what does allow once from you first and foremost? First and foremost? The Prayer is not first. The Prayer is not first by the way. First and foremost, what does Allah want from you?

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Eman which is towhead, which is worshiping a lot alone. What is worship when we said I said that previously in some hope, but what is the essence of worship? According to the scholars of Islam? What is the essence of worship? Love, love. So the things are the number one thing that causes people to enter into paradise, the action number one, the cause number one of people entering Paradise is an action of the heart and is called Love, love for Allah. True love.

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True love. So worshipping Islam is love.

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It has other elements to complete it but the essence of it as cheerful Islam Tamia said as Iam said, as a mammal has Allah said as salaam said, a lot of the scholars and it's also in the Koran mentioned indirectly, that the reality of worship is actually love. The essence of worship is love. So the actions of the heart are what really matters. So imagine if what you do physically has eternal consequences. What do you think of what your heart does? What you had does, if you fake Osho and Salah you're not getting no reward for it, by the way.

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But what you get reward for is the state of your heart because for sure as in your heart, who should by the way, is an action of the heart.

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Who sure is an action of the heart.

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The state

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Of course your is an action of the heart. Most people try to do it physically. It could help it could enhance. But the reality of course was one of the actions of the heart. So if your heart is connected to Allah is aware of Allah and is loving towards Allah, you will experience the state that we call for sure. You just experience it. You don't have to manufacture it. You don't have to push yourself into it. It just happens. You will find yourself in it. That's it. Okay, so we're done. We're actually very close towards the end of the book. So we might be actually finishing. Yes, most likely will be finished next week. We'll we'll finish the book inshallah next week, then we'll move

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on to something else. So it is Aquila halen, masala was lm LS et now Mohammed

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bin Salman