Curiosity For The Truth
Channel: Moutasem al-Hameedy
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astray. And whomsoever Allah leaves to go astray, Nan can guide I testify that there is none worthy of our worship and devotion. But the Almighty Allah alone, and I testify that Muhammad, upon whom BPCE is His servant, his slave and His Messenger, or you who believe, fear Allah as you should be feared and die not except in a state of submission to Him as Muslims, or mankind. be dutiful to your Lord who created you from a single person and from him he created his wife. From them both he created many men and women, and fear Allah through whom you demand your mutual rights and observe the rights of your kin. Surely Allah is Ever and all water over you are you who believe, keep your
duty to Allah fear him and speak the truth. He will direct you to righteous deeds and will forgive your sins. And whoever obeys Allah and His Messenger has indeed attained a great achievement. The best words are those of Allah. And the best guidance is that of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early He was sinless. And the worst things in the religion are the newly invented matters. For all the newly invented matters in religion are considered to be an innovation and bid and every bidder is misguidance. And it leads to the hellfire.
before receiving the revelation,
Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for years, would spend a long time in the mountains,
searching for something,
looking for answers, trying to detach from the immediate circumstances and reality and the kind of clouded vision that they provide.
He tried to detach from all of this
and look for answers.
Look for the truth, the truth about oneself, the truth about life, the truth about one's destiny,
trying to figure it all out. And this is a sign of a healthy heart that is still alive. The nature of the heart is that it seeks the truth that it looks for answers.
It's not an idle heart. It's not a heart that is satisfied with what this worldly life has to offer.
The Healthy Heart is inquisitive.
If it's curious, but it's not curious about every matter, it's curious about what really matters, about the big questions of life, about the purpose of our existence, about the point behind life and it's suffering. It knows that what we can see with our own eyes, and what we hear with our ears is an incomplete story. So it's it seeks the completion of that story, the heart knows that it has access to a fuller version of reality. And that's why Allah subhanaw taala describes those who have healthy hearts, those whose hearts are alive, they still have life energy in them. Allah says about them in Nephi Hulk is somehow worth he went up, walked in, if you Lili when the heart, the air yet
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Indeed, in the creation of the heavens and the earth, they see things that we see on a daily basis.
We see the earth and everything on it. And we see the skies and everything that they display.
And we notice the alternation of the night and the day. These are daily observations and for most of us, they don't arouse any curiosity. We take them for granted, we become desensitized to them.
And that shows that there is something wrong with the hearts whereas Allah Subhan Allah says in these seemingly mundane phenomena,
for people of sound hearts,
people who have whose hearts are alive, are still intact, there are signs these are miracles, for these people, they see beyond the mere facade of these things, there is more depth to the to the to these phenomena.
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These people remember Allah and mentioned Allah in all of their states.
Whether they're standing, sitting
on their sides.
they remember ALLAH, they contemplate their connection to Allah and the rights of Allah, and they contemplate the creation of the heavens and the earth. They contemplate everything that is in existence, and it causes them to wonder. It causes them to conclude,
or our Lord, not for any empty purpose. Have you created all of this? This doesn't exist and is just there. There is more to the story of the creation, there is a greater purpose.
There is a more profound wisdom, there is still an ending to this ongoing story.
How do they arrive at this conclusion, the hearts are seeking the meaning behind what is observable.
This is how the heart functions.
And those who have lost this capacity,
the hearts need treatment. And Allah subhanaw taala referred to those people in the Quran Raha Lu Paulo buena holds and they said Our hearts are sealed. The hearts are sealed. They have become hardened. They're not full of life.
The hearts are not tender. The heart is torn, because they've lost that the quality of life and tenderness in them.
And it is the obligation of every human being to protect the heart from falling into this.
We need to take care of our hearts. The heart is inquisitive.
It is looking for the truth. That's why the heart was created. It searches for the truth and this is why throughout the Quran, you'll find Allah subhanaw taala mentioning his signs in the creation. He talks about the sun, the moon, the planets, the stars, the trees, the rain, the wind,
all of the natural phenomena that
We see and we take for granted and we think it was given to us only to enjoy it.
That's because we are obsessed with ourselves we grow obsessed with the pleasure. And thus
our hearts are not pumping with life. They're not performing their duty, the natural duty, they've lost their quality of searching for what is behind this, what is the meaning behind that? What is the point behind all of this?
And we get into the state where Allah subhanaw taala describes
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Those who do not look forward to our meeting, meeting Allah subhanho wa taala, seeing what's beyond this life, looking forward to what is beyond this life.
What I'll do bill here to dunya they are fulfilled, they are satisfied
with this life in a way what it has to offer. They don't seek anything beyond it.
They're happy with its pleasures. They're happy with its wealth. They're happy with his pursuits.
They're happy with the sensationalist approach in this life. That's it, they're satisfied with that they don't really see anything beyond it. And they don't seek or crave anything that is deeper than that.
What am I know because they have grown to a state of fulfillment, contentment,
and familiarity comfortable familiarity with it.
And bus will live in a home and if you don't, they have come to be
heedless, unable to see our signs unable to penetrate through this apparent beauty of this life to penetrate the wisdoms, the beauty, the depth behind it. So the hearts are sealed. Now the hearts are not fulfilling or they're not doing what they are supposed to do. So they have grown into a state of hafla heedlessness blindness.
They lost the natural sensitivity, the natural natural curiosity and quest for the truth. They want to seek the truth. So they don't seek the meanings behind the mundane things that we have in life.
Everything in this life is vivid, behind its face value behind the veil, of the mundane reality of it there is so much vividness there is life there are meanings, there is depth, that engages the heart and keeps it keeps it asking and craving for more meaning and more depth. And that's how a man grows. But when people become absorbed
in this thin layer of perceptual reality and they grow to be accustomed to it familiar with it content with it.
They push the hearts the hearts down.
They wrap their hearts with with with a hard shield, that the heart is suffocated and functions no more.
And this is the life of the animals. So Allah describes them some Bookman on your formula. These people they can't see they can't hear even the hearts cannot comprehend.
So they've lost their humanity. They've lost their humaneness.
It's natural. The heart is always asking and seeking answers.
And you will see this in the story of Prophet Ibrahim alayhis salam he was contemplating the moon, the stars, the stars, the creation, he received his heart was seeking Allah subhanaw taala whereas his people were happy with their lifestyle. They were happy with the idols that they were creating and worshiping.
And for them, that's it, they reached a point of settlement. That's it. We are happy with this. That's the end of our pursuit. We just want things to remain as they are.
But he was seeking for the deeper meanings.
Prophet Muhammad SAW a Salam was spending time on top of the mountains in the cave.
contemplating it can't be that. That can't be the whole story. It doesn't make sense. And at the time of Prophet Muhammad, Allah said and and before he received the revelation, there was a man in Polish called his
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The Prophet SAW Selim said about him, you shall all met and while this man will be brought on the day of judgment as a nation by himself,
he said, This man says to flourish, what you are doing cannot be the worship of the one God.
So he travelled through the earth, and he said, chairman to the hoody, yeah, when not Salani. Here, he said, he said, I came to sense out I came to figure out Judaism, Christianity, and he realized they were departure from the truth in the version that they were at that time.
And then he would say to the people of Croatia, Hola, hiya, Polish mammon, comment I hadn't
brought him see why none of you is upon the pure religion of Prophet Ibrahim alayhi salam, but me because you're worshipping idols.
How did he know that?
When the heart is alive,
it's not satisfied with anything but the truth.
It's not satisfied with mundane reality, with the pleasures, the cheap, low pleasures of this life. It's not content with that It aspires higher than that.
A whole lot probably had the worst for Allah, what do you want to confess to?
And hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen wa Salatu was Salam ala Sayidina, Muhammad Ali, he was happy. And
how do we retain this natural state of the heart
that seeks the truth and is not blinded and is not engulfed and consumed in the pleasures of this life.
From the many verses in the Quran,
we can see that Allah subhanaw taala refers to the to the people who have pure hearts, that they do. One important thing and that's difficult. Why a difficult one, if you have personnel it will, and they contemplate the creation of the heavens and the earth.
In many verses in the Quran, Allah subhanaw taala calls upon the people to travel through the earth and due to a cold call in nama are able Combi, Wahida and Umatilla. He must never follow through Matta fact.
I command you I invite you to do one thing that you stand up in contemplation in contemplation seeking.
The Scholars say like imminently Muhammad Allah to Allah he says, I will fit Crato talab contemplation is seeking answers. You look you're looking for answers.
You're seeking the truth. You're seeking the big the big answers. Stay inquisitive. Do not be satisfied with the answers that you are given in this life about what your life should be pursuit of wealth,
pursuit of happiness, pursuit of richness and an enjoyment and pleasures. Don't be satisfied for that don't fall for this kind of lifestyle.
Pay attention to your heart
and see what it seeks. Allah Subhan Allah Allah in the Quran a few times he says interview that he can get in the coolness of bed in Shaco.
Indeed, he mentioned that when he talks about previous nations and their destruction, their subsequent destruction. And then he mentioned that after in another place after talking about the signs in the creation. And he showed that shows that these two traits can keep our hearts alive. So that our hearts we seek the lessons and we'll see the signs and we recognize the miracles in what seems to be mundane reality to others.
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suburb is to contain the desires of yourself to resist this base human nature that grows attached to this world and satisfied with it preoccupied with its pleasures and its pursuits.
You hold that back, you harness it, and you pull it back so it doesn't control all of your all of your experience. That's when you need patience. hold yourself back from being immersed into this life or consumed by this life.
And Shaku is that you recognize that whatever blessings you have in your life, they are all a fever from Allah, you don't deserve them. You've never, you never earned them.
You refer everything back to Allah, everything good about your life. It's not a matter of enjoyment. Now you have to see the bigger picture. This is a gift from Allah. Allah brought it to me through
My work through my parents, through my society, through my business through any means, but it came from Allah. That's where it was originated. And it was meant for me to arrive
or to be in my life and that's why I'm having it. So I refer, or I attribute the favor all back to Allah subhanho wa taala. So when I look at everything in life, I see it coming from Allah.
That's what gratitude is. It's not only Oh thank you, Allah and you move on, in your engagement with life. No, you see that everything good in life is from Allah subhanho wa taala. So you're always mindful of Allah, and of His favours upon you. You're constantly your heart is celebrating fans and praises to Allah because it sees the continuous stream of blessings from Allah subhanaw taala, with every breath with every heartbeat.
Then when you do that, you blend with a deeper state of being when the heart is alive.
And it's always mindful of Allah. And it's always seeking the answers. And it realizes that everything in this existence fits as a piece of the puzzle.
But it will be meaningless, without a higher purpose
that quenches the thirst of the heart. That's what we are what we are created for.
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And he refers to this nature.
That it is our football, it is the fitrah, the natural state of the heart.
He says Masabi aloo ba ba Hera
monniera, told us the fitrah oblah Shala.
It is the light,
the lanten, the light of the pure hearts are shining,
a shining in the root of the football of human nature, before sending before before the revelations were sent. Then he quotes the verse from solar to nor
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that the oil of this tree the parable, the example that Allah gave in that verse, the verse of light, the verse of Noah.
He said, This is the light of the fitrah, northern Allah and all. He said, Allah gives it the analogy of pure olive oil that is almost shining by itself. But when the light of revelation meets the light of the fifth law, it is Light upon light, and that's guidance.
That is the nature of the heart that seeks the truth, and will only be satisfied with the truth, not with the nitty gritty details and pleasures of this life. So it's our responsibility to take care of our hearts. And to make sure that we nurture them that we they don't get hearted, they don't lose their sensitivity to the truth and the pursuit of the higher troops, because that's the foundation
for us, obeying Allah and fulfilling his commands. We don't want to be Roberts, who just go through the motion. That's where you get the energy and the zeal to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala when things come from the heart with sincerity
so that we act out that this sincerity in the form of obeying the commands of Allah and following the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
And the Quran is, that's its main purpose Allah is what Allah refers to it. As mo Eva manager at Kuma were able to never become my waiver. The translation of NOVA is a wake up call. It wakes up your heart. Wake up from the slumber, from the from the sleep, that you're immersed in your eyes, you're open, but you're in sleep.
Your hearts need to wake up and when they wake up, they only seek the truth and they can only be fulfilled by the truth. And that's the kind of energy you need to tap in, in order to be motivated to worship Allah and to obey Allah.
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