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Moutasem al-Hameedy

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim

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al hamdu lillahi

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Punahou Villa Himanshu Leon fusina wasI. Tina Nina Elina Maria de la Vela mobile. Allahu

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Allah. Masha. Allah. Allahu la sharika foreshadow ana Muhammadan rasul Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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Before we start is the audio good. Quality, volume, is it good?

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Okay.

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So can speak comfortably last time there was an issue.

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So the topic of the subject of this lecture is purification of the soul purification have

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put the volume up. I don't have a knob for volume on me. So,

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is it okay if I hold the mic?

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Okay, sure.

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So, the topic of this lecture is purification of the soul purification of the soul. And we have to point out something about this concept.

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And before that, I want to pick your brain.

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What do you think of the concept of purification of the soul?

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Is it a correct statement? Or notion?

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Or is there something wrong with it?

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Yes.

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Can you speak up a little bit?

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if something needs to be purified, that means it is not it's impure or it's not clean? Right? Uh huh. Who can pick up on that thread?

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Yes.

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So the soul is already pure, but something is blocking you from reaching that purity. So you're trying to unclog it right? That's what you mean. Okay. Anything else? Any now ship

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by

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who speaks Arabic here?

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Who's Who speaks Arabic He hands up Okay.

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Does this term exist in the Arabic language?

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no

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no we want to take what's what's soul we using the word soul in English the word soul?

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Yeah, test case enough's is different, by the way, even conceptually from purification of the soul.

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Yes, in English the soul is the spiritual side of who we are the spirit, the soul.

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And in Arabic, do we have teskey?

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Do we have a sphere?

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We don't have this. The Arabic language there's nothing called purification of the soul. So what do we have in the Arabic language?

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There's key knifes and that's our starting point, by the way, like if you get this point, okay, there's no there's no need for the rest of the lecture.

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So,

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we have the soul

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and we have enough's right, the self, the self, these are two different things, but I have to point out in the Arabic language, the word The most common word or the most general word is enough's. The word enough's in the Arabic language is used to mean yourself meaning, your thoughts your feelings, your desires, and your ambitions. And enough's also is used to indicate a rule.

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The soul in the Arabic language the word and neffs which is equivalent in English to the self is used to describe as well or to refer to the soul. Allah Medina says cool lunasin Apostolos Coronavirus in the air control knows okay so but that's a that's that's a fluid use in the Arabic language but when we when we are speaking about English Sol means

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are ruining the Spirit. And the Spirit is already pure. Why? Because this spirit or row has a strong connection with what we call a football. sutra, the natural do we all know what it is the natural purity of the human exists no the human.

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You know creation is the purest form, the prophet SAW Selim system the authentic Howdy, koulamallah within, you will adore Anil Futura. Every child is born, every human child is born upon a state of

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federal means the original creation,

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the factory settings, these are good. You don't get Do you ever, like buy a phone? And still you just got it out of the box and already has bugs and viruses? No, it's clean the same way with humans, as a human. As a human, you don't have issues when you're first born. That's why the process was not so seldom said every child is born upon a state of the law, then it's the parents who transition this child into

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Judaism, Christianity mechanism, or any others.

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I mean, first of all, the Allahu anhu when he commented on the law, he said, Well, Phil Palladino Islam, he said photoblog is the religion of Islam is the religion of Islam. So when we let's establish this, the soul the human soul is originally is originally pure, and is good. So we don't need to purify it.

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What do you find? What do you find in the Arabic language is reference to something else. And neffs does Keith neffs purification and growth of the self. And we also have something else

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called the heart, the heart.

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This is the hot. So let's put the ingredients on the table. So we know what we're dealing with. We have the soul, which is a row, and we'll put with it and

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these are pure and good.

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In their original form, pure and good. And then we have the self which is your thoughts, your desires, your feelings, which is your human experience, your basic human experience, that's your self.

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And we have the heart, the heart is connected to the self.

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Then you have

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negative influences from shavon.

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from evil human beings,

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from the environment in general.

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So we have in the middle, I'm going to put the positive that we have, we have the soul and the sutra, which is pure and good in its own nature. So not only pure as neutral, it is good in its nature. It's good. The human fitrah recognizes what's good and once it

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and recognize it recognizes what's bad and hates it.

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That's the football and the soul.

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We have in the middle or let's go to the opposite side. We have negative influences we have shavon influencing us and we also have

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shale playing in the devil's among the humans who are influencing us and Salatin us, we seek protection Allah from shavon right? Then Allah says mineralogy, nuttiness, these sharp in these devils. Some of them are from Jin, like the devil's champion, the demons, and some of them are from among the humans. So this is external influence that is bad and negative. In the middle, we have capacities, we have faculties, thinking we're able to think you can think good thoughts or you can think bad thoughts. Thinking is neutral, how you use it could be bad or could be good. You have emotions.

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You could feel good things and you could feel bad things. desires.

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You could desire something good or you could desire something bad. So the self originally and that's where the heart is, is neutral. It's it's a matter of capacity. It's like a car.

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It's like an engine. The engine has the capacity to burn fuel and produce movement right?

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Us movement in our debt, you

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wheels to spin.

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You could either use good fuel or bad fuel, it's up to you. a laptop, a phone, your phone, your device is potential.

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It can take data, bits of information, right? store them, and process them. If you good good if you put good stuff, if you put good stuff, like let's say a video player on your device, if you put a good video with good content, it processes it right and you can watch the video and you can listen to the audio. You can use a bad video with bad content, evil content and evil audio. Right? still plays it it's neutral. In essence, it's mere capacity like money. Money is mere potential. You can either buy something good with it or something bad with them. That's why is money good or bad.

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It's been a debate among the Muslim scholars. And the members Sukira him a lot and he wrote a book he said several Maktoum, Phil, Phil, Phil Malin and do away with

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the hidden secret with regards to the money or the wealth that is good or bad.

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And finally, he arrives at a very logical conclusion. He says, wealth, money finances are mere potential.

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Where do you get it from and how you use it, that's where the problem is. So if you take it from heroin and put it in something good, then it becomes good money. And if you are if you take it from how long it becomes bad money, if you use it in how long you spend it, and you spend it to buy, for example, alcohol, then becomes bad money. It's neutral, your heart and your self which are mere capacities, you have potentials. These are neutral.

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Now what is the influence you're going to fill them up with what is the content you're going to fill them up with turns them either good or bad. That's why we cannot describe a soul while we are in this world the life as a bad soul that happens after death. It's a it's a different method. But in this life, the soul is originally pure and good, which is the formula and the self is empty, your brain is empty.

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And your heart is empty. Which it has potential whatever you put in it like mm hmm Allah Allah, He says a

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lotta work of Anatolian at the beginning of his book alpha, this is right in the beginning, maybe the second or the third section. He says the heart is like the stone mill, you know the stone mill, the manual one that you turn around to grind wheat, barley, etc. He says the heart is always grinding stuff is always you know, producing something. If you put in it he says that will not happy he had been untouchable Hainan, if you put wheat in it is going to produce flour.

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The heart is just, it's a mill. It's it keeps running. Whatever you put in it, it's gonna grind it and there's going to produce. But then he said if you put in it dirt and dung

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is going to produce, you know, ground dunk and and, and that's that's what's gonna happen is is the heart does not stop that's what so your heart is mere potential.

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your self is mere potential. That's why

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the concept in the Arabic language is teskey attentiveness on behalf of

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purification of this purification of the self, or teskey of the self, or treatment of the heart.

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This is the battlefield, your heart your self is the battlefield is the battlefield between the angelical part of you, which is your footwear and your soul,

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which tends more towards a lot. This is the heavenly part of you.

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Center women in Central America came in and said, this is the heavenly part of you, which is more has more lightness to the angels. And you have the worldly devilish side of you,

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which is the attachment to this world. So where do you lean to which of those parties you allow to fill this vessel? This is why the scholars say many times, even it came from companions like I'm the alumni best I've delivered on this road. Probably a lot one on one. They said boo boo away yet. The hearts are vessels, the hearts of vessels, whatever you fill them up with they will contain it. So yourself Your heart is the battlefield between the forces of good and the forces of evil you

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being given the fifth row and the soul, which is supported by revelation by the Quran and the Sunnah

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by the Quran, so your,

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your soul is of the same kind as the content of Revelation, you already have that ingredient. And this is what the central verse and solar to North tells us a lot of similarity, we'll, we're going to talk about that. Then on the other side, you have the negative influence, you have the negative influence from Japan, and from the human Devil's at any temptation around and the delusion of this life. Let's give a practical example. practical example.

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You have a desire,

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you have a desire

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for food,

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is the desire for food good or bad.

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Someone told me, desire for food isn't good or bad.

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It is potential. It is potential. Let's take it in the most abstract sense is the more in the most access, it's neutral. The capacity to eat food is neutral. It's the capacity you have.

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Why did Allah subhanaw taala put it in you

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for a good reason. So that you could survive, right? You could survive. So in that sense, when we take it away from the most abstract level, and take it a step further, eating the capacity to eat and digest food becomes good. Why? Because necessary for survival,

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necessary for survival? Now, how do you use it in the world?

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When you eat pork?

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Are you using it well, in a good in a good way?

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No. Why? Because you're going against the instructions of the Creator who gave you that capacity.

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And it's rich,

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it is

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impure, it is unhealthy, spiritually and physically. And then every sense.

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If you eat, let's say,

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let's eat beef.

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You're hungry and you eat beef? Is that a good use?

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It's a good use. And you can by the way, you can get the levels. Further, you can push them further, let's say you eat beef to play soccer.

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Is there anything wrong with this, like you need energy, and you play soccer is that

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that's not bad, you get a like a big lunch of

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grilled beef, or some steak, right? And you fuel up. And then you go and play soccer is that something bad necessarily?

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Not necessarily.

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You eat beef, you eat the steak.

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And

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in order for you, in order for you to

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commit a crime, you're going to commit burglary, you're going to break into a bank, or you're going to break into a house and so long operation is going to take you the whole day you needed that energy.

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You use it something good for something bad. Again, you could put layers of good and evil. And that's that shows you the the potential of the self, the self is always potential. And it's very situational, very situational. So, simply speaking, we have two sides and one middle, the middle is neutral, it can lean here and it can lean there depends on what you fill it up with. Here there is negative influences. And here there is positive influences. So the real purification is the purification of the neutral what is in the middle which is referred to as the self or the heart. That's why Allah subhanaw taala says, about the day of judgment to mulayam from Allah, in them and

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at Allah, they've been Saleem on that day on the Day of Judgment, wealth, children, whatever you have will not benefit you.

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The only thing that will benefit you or the only one who will benefit on that day, someone who comes to Allah with a healthy heart, like your heart, you have filled it with so much good that it has been huge. You have canceled the neutrality. The neutrality became overtaken or overwhelmed by good.

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That's the battlefield and that's the

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Test of this life. The ones who enter the Hellfire are the ones who have in their heart What? We have disease and they have corruption in the heart, the hearts are sealed. So the evil they have filled this neutral space and potential. They filled it with so much evil sorry negative evil

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and negativity and harm and filth that has filled it up to the point it became solid, like fill. So it became hardened, became sealed.

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So the goodness does not even penetrated or go into it. These are the people who will end up in the hellfire. So in the Quran, you're going to find a lot about the hot that's why for example, the assault from La Familia Mandel the Allahu Allah.

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He said, Oh, boo boo.

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Lou Alba hearts are four, four hearts. We have four types of hearts.

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On the bone.

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Anyone who knows the answer, they remind me I'm stuck with the Arabic

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like a boon

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fee, C Rajan user,

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a heart in which there is a torch. There is a torch, there's lights for their Liquor Control movement, a heart in which there is a torch that is shining. And this is the heart of the believer. So the believer has filled their heart with elements of good which is Revelation,

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Revelation, reflection on the revelation, that's what you do when you recite Quran, reflect upon it, reflect upon the Koran. So when you read the Quran, by the way, you're not doing going to a mental exercise, what are you doing? There's a mental exercise when you are reflecting, trying to understand and make sense and absorb these meanings. But you allow them into your heart. When you allow them into your heart, you fill your heart with these meanings.

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And that causes the fistula which is at the root of your heart to start flourishing. It's like a seed. When you provide it with nutrition, what happens it grows, and it fills up your heart fills up your heart. And that's the light that fills up your heart. And that's how I'll be setting. So he says, Alban fee, so Suraj and use her family calculable moment, a heart in which there is a torch there is light, and that is shining and growing us it is growing, blossoming, keeps growing.

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And this is the heart of the believer. Now here we want to bring the verse of salt and nor Allah Subhana Allah says, Allah subhanaw taala senapati when Allah is the light of the heavens and the earth method, uno de cammish keratin Fie hands back, the example of his heart over his of his light in the heart of the believer.

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The example of the light of Allah, which is the knowledge of Allah and the love of Allah in the heart of the believer. commish cat in fee hands back is like

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a case or an opening in the window. A pocket in the window in which there is a light there's a torch, there is a light imagine there is a light bulb in it or less it's a torch.

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Can Muscat and Camus by alumnus bash Kofi Sujatha. Around this torch, there is glass.

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There's around it there's a bowl both gloss

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and Miss Murphy Sujata Zhu Jia Jia Touka and Coco Bhandari. This glass is like a shining star.

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It's like a white because the glass is transparent and it takes this light and it spreads it right. The light that's coming from the torch. The glass takes it and magnifies it and spreads it around so it seems the gloss is shining itself.

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And Miss Murphy Zoo jajaja to Canada Coco Boone region you are Domine shadow rotten mobile aka the tuna in Russia.

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As if this torch is lit, or is fueled with oil, olive oil, taken from an olive tree that is neither from the east nor from the west. And that's the best type of olive and olive oil, which is basically the olive of Palestine, the origins of Palestine and CNI. The olive trees in Palestine and CNI are praised in the Quran that they are neither from the east nor from the west. These are the best top quality

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For a torch, they are the best fuel to create a fight.

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So let's wrap this analogy together some of you might be lost with this. So when Allah subhanaw taala is saying that

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belief in the heart of the in the heart of the believer

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is like a torch

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that is giving, it's a fire that's giving the light shining.

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And the glass around it is the heart itself.

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The heart of the believer is transparent, is not contaminated with sin. So it takes this slide and it spreads it. It shines. And when it spreads it that's what our hearts do. And our hearts are filled with the man What does our heart do? It reflects that on the face. And it reflects that on the actions you pray.

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You shine that light in the form of prayer, fast, good character,

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good demeanor,

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acts sada acts of righteousness. That's, that's how your heart to the glass shines the light that is in it.

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Okay, it shines. And the chest of the believer is the pocket in which all of this is included, or is contained.

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Then what is? And here's my question to you, what is the oil, the olive oil?

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Now,

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the knowledge is already it's the light because it's part of the faith part of the build part of belief. Knowledge is part of belief.

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What is the oil? Imagine you have a torch, which is the faith and the knowledge of Allah and the love of Allah. And

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this faith in Allah, Allah in the heart, it is the light that is shining. And the heart is the glass that is taking that light and magnifying it and spreading it and reflecting it outward in the world outside. The chest contains all of this. And the material from which this slide is feeding.

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Is the oil.

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No, although By the way, some some scholars have said that but it does not add up at the end.

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Anything. One of the sisters had her hand up. Does anyone have an answer? If you have an answer to say it?

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Okay, no answers, yes or?

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No? Mm hmm. He talks about this in detail in a few of his books. Is the football.

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The Football. This oil is the football it's your human nature, your soul, your soul. Why? Because the verse itself says afterwards, yeah, can do say to you, we will have William Kansas hoonah.

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That this oil, because at Ohio Lee is, is almost on the verge of shining by itself without being lit with fire.

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The shine, or sorry, the oil is shining itself. Like it has this transparency and the shining nature as your photo.

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Your characters say to her, you

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know, it's it could shine even without a fire almost it could shine without a fire. But it's already touched by fire. And the fire here is not a good bad example is a good example. By the way. In the Quran, Allah mentions the analogy of the fire. It always it's always something good. It's usually the revelation.

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It's usually the revelation. Like the Sultan bacara

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methylome, Catherine listopada. Another example the hypocrites are like someone who was seeking to light a fire. That's revelation.

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It talks about revelation that we're seeking revelation that we're seeking truth at some level. So

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Allah is saying the football is almost shining, and having the faith by itself, even without being given the revelation without being touched by revelation. But when it's touched by revelation by fire, you get the best results. Neural Allen or light upon light innovation says it's the light of the footballer. Or it's the light of revelation upon the light of football, you combine two lights.

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So that's the heart of the believer. Okay, so just to put that on context, we said the battlefield is the heart and the self. And we're not doing purification of the soul. We're doing preamplification of the heart. And that's what we do.

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trying to explain. So a believer has done their work. They prohibited the evil content from entering into their hearts, right. And

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any evil that has already entered the heart, they're pushing it out.

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And they're adding glite and Good stuff, good content into their heart. These are the three things. These are the three things at the beginning of the book, Eros, it'll happen again. Mm hmm. talks about he just talks about this in the first four or five sections, he just talks about this.

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They do not allow evil to enter into their heart negative influence, if there is negative influence already in their hearts by some means. they repel it, they push it out, and then they bring the light and the good stuff. That's why men face larger news.

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Okay,

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second heart was born May yet can be to her.

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And the heart that is dead, like a forsaken house like a like a ruined, deserted house, that deserted house, its windows are broken, it's rotten. Animals, you know, passed by it. And

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you know, it's full of filth and disgust and everything. And it's broken. And it's it's, it's a wreck. It's a wreck.

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What is this, this is a heart that a person has allowed evil to get into it. And that's when you watch bad stuff. It gets into it. When you listen to bad stuff. It fills into your heart

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fills into your heart A man has been at the salon, he says

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he says Your heart is a vessel again, your heart is the vessel. And the entrances into this vessel are your senses

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so don't think what you allow and just you know, somehow goes out no stays in it fills you up, fills you up. So you do bad stuff. You think it's from into the out. Everything has a loop. human action has a loop. You do some you wrong someone you insult someone that insult affects them. But the negative impact the evil of it comes back to you and feeds into your heart. That's why your deeds either increase your Eman or decrease it.

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Anything you send outside comes inside anything. So a person

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of sin seen the truth rejected it. They've seen bad things desires they, they were weak they gave in. And they allow their desires to take the better of them. So evil started filling in filling in filling and filling in until the hearts are ruined, ruined.

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And then he says

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one boon

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manku

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algoma what's what's the rest of this?

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Call boom mongoose with alcohol bonamana and the heart that is turned upside down.

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turned upside down?

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why that's, that's even that's even worse than the other one. Why? Because the person had a capacity to see the truth and accept it and they had a taste of it a flavor of it. But then they rejected it. They turned their backs to it.

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So the hearts are turned upside down. So whatever good you put in it is going to come out like this, say this is empty.

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And you take the cap off, and then you bring some sort of a hose and you try to fill it up with water from here. Is it going to keep any water? It's not.

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So the water is going to go in and leave. That's exactly the heart of the hypocrite. You'll find them in the presence of believers they pray with the believers. They say of course they might recycle or they might do some righteous deeds. But again the hearts do not take that wide because they're not doing things from their heart. They have rejected the truth in the first place. They're just pretending

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and the fourth type of hearts will fall boom tomato mad attorney mad that a man and woman the taco for for Hawaii man masala, Noma and a heart that is

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in a competition is a competition in it. Some elements of good internet and some elements of bad internet. And there is a battle.

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There is a battle. Sometimes there's more good sometimes they're more evil and that's why

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Most of us, that's most of us, sometimes you do something good, then you do something bad, you do two good things, three bad things, five bad things than 10, good things, and so on and so forth. And you keep going back and forth. It's a battle. It's a battle, the tide is up and down, up and down, up and down. But it will come about Muhammad, the Talmud that we email who made the taco for good Eman faith, and this belief, or this obedience to Allah subhanaw taala

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then,

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ultimately, one of them will win over the other because this kind of back and forth will not stay forever.

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So it will settle either be a heart that is dark and ruined, or a heart with light in it.

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So our whole work and job is actually purification of the heart, purification of the self. And we've mentioned many things that we can do to purify awards. So first thing as to let's move on to how do we deal with our hearts? How do we, how do we

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purify our hearts and purify ourselves. So that battlefield we win it, we don't leave it for circumstances, we don't leave it for

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others to influence us.

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We don't grow sort of heedless about it that we don't take care of it. Because the moment you leave it, the moment you turn your eyes away from it. You know somebody is very determined to fill it up with filth shavon shavon is chasing you is not going to leave you alone. And not like she has created a lot of supporters around. So there's a lot wherever you go, negative influence. So you have to be on your gut. And you have to take an assessment. Step number one, in order to purify your soul.

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You need to take ownership.

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You need to take ownership of your heart. If you say my parents were not good. I did not grow up in Islamic household. I did not go to Islamic school. I did not learn Koran.

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None of that works.

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None of that works. It doesn't change anything.

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Allah subhanaw taala says wakulla in Zion anism. Now hoepa era houfy.

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Korea, Matthew kitabi, apollomon Shaw, every human being we have given them the responsibility of themselves here in this life, like to save themselves in this life and make it to paradise. That's what it means. We have given them that with them. It's around your neck. You have to take ownership. You could have grown in the worst household ever in the history of humanity. You could have

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a very bad father, a depressed mother.

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Very bad family history. You could have bad you know, genes. Your DNA is messed up everything, everything about you, right? Still, your safety on the Day of Judgment, your ability to make it to paradise rests with you. You were molested. You were

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abused, you were bullied, you were ridiculed, you're taken advantage of the political system is corrupt. The rulers are oppressors.

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The system works against you. All of that does not change the fact that you have to save yourself from the hellfire. And if you don't take ownership over that full ownership over that is not going to work. Best number one, and none of the following steps that we're going to talk about will work without taking full ownership, your heart, the state of your heart, the state of yourself, and how it ends up towards the end of your life is your responsibility. It's irrelevant of your conditions of your situations, past, present and future, regardless, erased with you.

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On the day of judgment, everything about you will be displayed on records shown in front of you.

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That's it. That's right. Like you can bring the like you can be a perfect composer of excuses. Bring them together, write an essay, write a book, write your biography and complain about everything that went wrong in your life still doesn't change the fact that making it to Paradise is your responsibility and you can make it

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simple. That's it.

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Oh, that means you take ownership.

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my mic

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did not teach me a Koran. I don't know Arabic and Arabic or I grew up in a bad household I grew up smoking weed and drinking alcohol and you know, messing around and still still you have the seed inside of you. Okay, you have the factory settings, but it takes courage to activate them

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It takes work

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ownership without taking full responsibility it's not gonna work

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it's just not gonna work

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that's why I lost mattresses on the on the ballerina man Oh, man.

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Oh, you who believe on you who believe

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your responsibility of yourself be concerned, first and foremost with yourself. Do not be like put down Do not be saddened by those who disbelieve regardless, I mean, if someone wanted to complain, who has more right to complain than the Prophet sallallahu.

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Because merata complained in the process Allah.

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So again, your faith, the state of your heart, the purification of your heart, and your soul is at your disposal.

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Regardless of all the influences and that's the advantage Allah Allah gave humans, that regardless what your environment is, regardless what you've been through, regardless what your education level is, regardless what you've been trained, and how you were, you've been brought up regardless, it doesn't change the fact that you can take charge of your affairs and fix the condition of your heart. It doesn't mean you're going to be perfect.

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Doesn't mean doesn't mean you're going to be right, like this overly righteous person doesn't mean you're going to become the scholar doesn't mean you're going to become this pious, you know, hermit. No.

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As long as you're striving, some, some people might be plagued with desires, overwhelming desires. And it's a struggle for them. Some people are plagued with love for bad things. Some people are so hooked on gambling, or maybe drinking or smoking or, or fornication or whatever, and they can't, they can't get them. As long as this person takes ownership, and they keep striving and trying their best. When you're doing what you're supposed to do.

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As long as you keep, you keep trying, and you die train. That's that's what ownership means. That's number one.

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And without it, as I said, Nothing else works. Number two,

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we said your heart, your self is near potential, right. And it's a vessel. So we have these two things is potential. So its capacity, you can use it in a certain way. It's like we said as a, it's like a phone, you can either

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process good information with it, or you can process that information.

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So

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you need to fill the vessel with good content

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and protect it from bad content. And if there is bad content in it, get rid of it. How do we do that? Fill it with good content? How do you fill it with good content?

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Nothing is better than the Quran. The words of Allah.

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recite the Quran, with reflection, not just reciting. Not just reciting. You say I don't know Arabic. Okay.

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Do whatever you can. At this moment. You don't know Arabic, you can read a translation of the meanings. And it helps you go ahead. Meanwhile, on the side, start learning some Arabic

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over one year, two years, five years, 10 years, you're going to improve a lot with the Arabic language. And you can transition from the full dependence on translation into probably maybe 50%. Maybe just only 20% dependence on translation, but you will start to appreciate the original text because that's how Allah Spanish Allah originated the Quran. Allah spoke the Quran in Arabic.

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Yeah, as we said, You keep trying. It's not about you reaching a certain level, it's about you doing your best and taking ownership. reflection, that's the most important thing. But you just learn how to read the Koran without understanding the meanings. That's a step forward. But you shouldn't stop there because that should be the stepping stone towards helping you to understand it. So when you understand that you reflect, then you take time for reflection. reflection is not just understanding the meanings by the way.

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That's a stepping stone reflection. As you start to see how this applies to you, then you start to see your life in the light of this verse.

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You start to frame your life by this verse. That's what the companions only allow us to do. By the way, when we read the narration that mentions the component of the law and who used to take five verses at a time, right? And then they would memorize them and learn them and understand everything in them in terms of knowledge and action, and they would implement them, then when they have mastered them, they would move on to the next set of five verses. That doesn't mean just academic study. That means they took it to heart. They started to see how this applies to my life. How do I frame my life through this verse?

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So I embody it. And when they have done that satisfactory degree, they would move on. That's what reflection means.

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That's what reflection means. And that's why I lost my glasses. lm lm he needed Ladies and gentlemen, and Tasha aku boom, Lady Karina he woman has a minute.

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Isn't it time for the believers that their hearts

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have

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half

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his humility, and submissiveness and receptiveness to the words of Allah, and to the truth that was revealed, what I call colombina, auto Kitab and a couple of appalling himolla. And they do not be like the people who were given the Scripture before. And then time was prolonged for them. For us at Hulu, boom, the hearts were hardened, because those people knew they knew their revelation. academically. They knew the revelation and they could explain it to you and they had commentaries on it right.

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But the hearts were hardened, why because they did not frame their life within this. Like for example, Allah subhanaw taala says,

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mistake is just the story of an exam because what

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when Allah subhanaw taala

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talks about as the Orisha and many about 10,000 soldiers, they came to attack Medina, they set a siege around Medina, the Muslims dug dug a trench out in order to protect themselves in Medina. And it was tough time the Muslims were about 3000 and they were overwhelmed, outnumbered

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and they were at a disadvantage in terms of time in terms of everything.

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And there was a time of extreme fear to the to the point that

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some of the companions said that will lie, like we would fear to go to use the washroom.

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We could not out of fear. We would we could not even gone like we didn't feel safe to go on and use the washroom. So Allah subhanaw taala talks about the hypocrites with the old moon Africa. We live in Africa, Ruby Morocco.

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helped me out who knows Sofia has a Mahajan. Allahu wa sallahu. Illa. Allah was before

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with the

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Allahu Allah Zulu Illa Allah right.

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With Kala teittleman han No.

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Yeah, I just want this one there.

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Yeah, so the hypocrites said that Allah and His Messenger promised you lies, and delusion. The hypocrites started saying to the Muslims, and by the way, hypocrites were thought to be Muslims. They were embedded among that it's not like Oh, I know this is a hypocrite. No, no one knew, except for the prophet SAW Selim and maybe one or two other companions.

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So from among them, somebody was saying, what a lot of promise and what the prophet SAW said and promised were not true. And that state, she can Allah said, your hearts were shaken.

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Actually, Allah says your hearts jumped up to your throats and you were shaking your faith was shaken. Bell but for the believers Willem

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de

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La Hoya Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi salat wa salam, Ala Moana notice Lima, when the believers the companions, they saw the enemies and they saw all that fear they experienced it. They said what Allah and His Prophet and his prophet SAW said and promised us is true.

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And it only increased them in certainty and faith. How come? But they saw what suggests the opposite.

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So when you read something like this, it does not enough to know the historical facts. You have to see yourself.

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Am I leaning more towards the hypocrites? Am I doubting the promise of all

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Or am I feeling more confidence in the promise of Allah? Although I'm not seeing any signs outside right?

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Then in you if you feel that you are doubting the promise of Allah and the fact and is Allah giving enough power and dominance to the believers or not always a lot trying the believers and the believers are going through hardships all around the world, that you start doubting, what why is this happening? Right?

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Then you've caught yourself, of course yourself. It seems I'm not processing that information, right? It seems I am not absorbing, you know, the knowledge I should have a loss of nanotyrannus seeing beyond that, seeing his wisdom and all of this, why it's happening.

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So when you start questioning yourself in the light, that's what you're doing reflection, you're doing reflection, that's why you're supposed to do.

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Okay, so we said first reflect, you want to fill that vessel with good content, best thing on the record, we're filling the vessel now, with good stuff, the thicker

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and thicker is not somehow Allah Subhana Allah Subhana Allah Subhan, Allah Subhana Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, that's not the

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panel's panels, panels, panels, panels, panels. That's another By the way, there's literally no they can you just you burning some calories by exercising your tongue and your lips. Period.

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They occur as the scholars say, she has sent me a says, as the crow juhayna sollten. Little pollen

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is for the heart.

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tongue is a precursor. That's it.

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That's it, setting guides you they return guides you gives you the the material experience of it, but your heart should be engaged in that. It is the heart that is engaged in the club. So this is when you say, in a huddle, allow your heart

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feels the glory of love, your heart feels the love of love, because that's part of you know, saying no one is worthy of worship, but a lot.

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A main element central element to worship is the love, love of the divine love of Allah. So we'll say that, in the law, your heart is absorbed in that meaning and is experiencing it. And by the way, this is why Vicar is a travel into the world of the unseen.

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We are trapped in the world of the scene, what is

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really, we are trapped in the world of the scene. And the problem is with our minds, our minds are only mindful of what is most processed resistance, anything that keeps pushing itself on you. That's aggressive marketing, right? Any kind of ads that you keep seeing any kind of,

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you know, product, you keep seeing any kind of news, you keep following, you're going to generalize it you'll it will seem as though the whole world is just like this, right? You know what happened when the shooting happened in Christ Church, Muslims were absorbed into it, we took it to heart What happened? We were concerned, right? If we saw anything suspicious in the massage, we were concerned, we were vigilant, why it colored our perception, our perception of reality of our of our present reality.

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So we are we are we are sort of sub How can I say we are victims, we are subjects to our immediate physical reality material reality vehicle helps you break that prison vehicle takes you into the world of the unseen so that you can see the full spectrum of reality. So when you say La, La La, you traveling outside of this way, and you should.

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And you should because you need to balance your perception because your perception is biased towards your eyesight and your hearing and your smell and your touch.

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And all of those are captive to your phone most of the time now.

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And whoever is controlling what the content on your phone is, is controlling your mind and controlling your experience. So they are creating a reality matrix.

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They are similar to that similar to the matrix they are creating a reality by highlighting an element and for you This seems the whole thing and you miss out on so many other things. But last time they gave us Vicar with Vicki what you do you transcend your immediate reality so you balance it out. You're seeing other things

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you seeing the all of the in justices in the world. But you see that this world is a tiny speck of dust and this whole universe where everything is right in place where a lie is in charge.

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And you see not only the present moment with what's happening now.

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You know, you see far back in the human history and far in the far in the future as to what's going to happen, how all of this is going to fall into place. And we'll make full sense. And you see the full plan of a las panatela, you don't see it in details, but you sort of have an understanding of it. And thus, you're no longer captive to now to the immediate reality. So remember, that vehicle is a journey into another world. That's what it's supposed to be. So if you're making the current you still here.

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It's not that

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you got in mind

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is thicker is what? remembrance reminder, reminder, I don't remind you. Like, if you're looking at me, I don't remind you of myself, right.

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But I'll remind you of something that you're not seeing now.

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Your mind is not focusing on now. Right. So

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by

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so said, recycle on with the reflection, they occur.

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And third thing, doing good deeds, and I want you to see good deeds, again, although good deeds seem to be coming from the inside out from you into the world or onto the world. But basically, we said, every deed, every action you do is a cycle, feeds back into you.

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feeds back into you anything good you do, it comes back to you.

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You say to someone a good word,

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feeds, but if it comes from the right place in your heart, it feeds back Morphe breeds more faith.

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So that's how we fill this vessel with good stuff. Okay, would we fill it up with good stuff. And with the good deeds, we're utilizing this potential for good, so Allah has given you the capacity to understand, okay, process information. And to have a will, to have a desire to do something, and to be able to act on this desire, turn it into a physical reality.

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You use these three capacities, and processing information. You know, what Salah is, and you entertain the thought of Salah, and you contemplate the whole prospect of salah and you're able to real,

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to have an act of will to desire to make a solid either an intention to do Salah.

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And

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then you have the capacity to act on that and turn it into a physical reality that you're using this potential, this neutral potential into something good. So these are the major categories, then you can expand that you can expand that. Okay, that's how you fill it up with good stuff.

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That's the first element. second element, we said you protect it from evil content, right? You have the battlefield, this vessel, this container, this system, you protect it from evil content, by what? not watching, and tafolla advice that well my wife, right, you protect meaning the head with everything that it contains your eyes, your ears, your mouth.

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So you do not allow to enter through your senses, except that which is good.

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So you don't watch how long.

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You don't stare at something that is impermissible for you.

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You don't listen to something that is how long for you. That's how long, it's impermissible that's harmful to your heart.

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You don't read something that is harmful to you to your heart doubts, for example, misconceptions, things that you cannot process at that level, right? Maybe for some people are qualified.

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Maybe it's needed for them to read these to be able to handle them and respond to them.

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So again, as you're supposed to fill that vessel with good content, you're supposed to protect it from bad content. So again, whatever you allow in is gonna create an impact. And the problem is just like this, if you fill it up with bad stuff, there will be no room for good stuff.

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That's strategy number two, you can apply it to everything. And again, bad deeds, the same kind of full circle of fourths full cycle kind of

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loop that we talked about. When you do bad things. It feeds back into your heart and it feels it so you insult someone you back by someone. They're not there but you just said something bad about them. When they you know when they were not around. They didn't know about it. Anything okay? It was just like some arrow. Hi some vibration. I really

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into this environment.

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There is an ecosystem of values and truth, spiritual and you created a violation. And that violation has ripple effects and the main impact is coming back to you into your heart is gonna feed as the prophet SAW Selim says,

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any heart that allows a fitna meaning evil sin trial doubt, whatever allow it into their heart, there's a black dots

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on their heart. And they do it more and more, the black dots accumulate until they seal their hearts, and then the heart becomes dark.

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Ruin.

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Okay, so we fill it with good stuff. We, we guard it against bad stuff. And then we look into it, we see whatever bad stuff is already there from our past, from our environment, from moments of heedlessness from sins that we have committed and sins that we'll get, we're not going to become pure, we're going to commit a sin.

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So whenever we commit a sin, we have to learn to purify, how do you purify it,

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seeking forgiveness and repentance, sober,

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sober. And by the way, these are the principles of medicine,

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of medicine.

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Principles of medicine, again, as a member Iam says, is you strengthen the body by

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giving good content, which is consuming good materials, you fill it up with good materials that strengthen the natural force of your body. And we said, That's right. That's what football was spiritual. And you do that with the Koran with Vicar with righteous deeds. And he said, then you protect it from harmful substances, you don't allow harmful substances into your system. So you protect your body from poison from inappropriate stuff, right is going to harm it.

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So you protect that

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you protect your body from that you protect your heart from it. And third one, whatever harm there is already in the body,

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you seek means to get it out either by throat inducing, vomits or by consuming some laxative material that will cause you to get rid of the whatever harmful substance that is still in your body.

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And that's exactly how we purify our souls and our hearts. Okay, and here we come to the conclusion of this session. So, recap. Soul sutra is pure.

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And we have on the other side negative influences, the self itself is a potential, the heart itself is a potential desire. Action for all of that is just process.

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How you use it for good or for bad. That's how you're gonna end up. And that's really what the purification of the heart or purification of the self really is. And that's pretty much what the prophets and messengers do. That's what I came to share with humanity. So we asked the last panel data to help us purify our hearts and purify ourselves. And we asked last month to forgive our sins does akmola has a lot to do it was it was in limbo can take a couple of questions if there is any. Yeah.

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You need to speak up.

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Your

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back.

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Yeah. Okay, so the filter is there, and it's good naturally, and it stays there. With most people. It stays there as good. But the thing is, you can't you can't look at a human being as one entity. We are many personalities inside. We have a lot of conflicting forces inside of us. So the federal law is there

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and is pushing and pushing back and is fighting.

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But again, when you suffer, so drown it with evil is just like when you say or conscience.

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Do you think people who commit murders if they're not psychopaths, people commit murders they have conscience and it tortures them. But somehow they managed to subdue it and drown it.

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That's exactly what people do with their photo by the way. So the photo is good there by human elements are not one entity. What

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Too many things inside, by the way, with too many that's why we change opinions, we change desires we there's so many we're quite dynamic we're not as without elaborating on philosophy as a completely different topic.

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Yeah. So wouldn't make sense as far as

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my understanding is that

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this goes away. So does that make sense?

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Or is that still going on? That's another big question. When you ask for forgiveness, if you do it sincerely from your heart, and you're really repentant. In that sense, then not all the consequences are removed. For some people, our Lord removes all the consequences for some people, Allah keeps some.

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Okay. So, yeah, the issue of forgiveness is a big is a big concept. And Allah forgives people to different degrees depending Yeah.

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Like, I always understood that, like I was talking about, like, my mother, we say, like the federal laws, and then you know, the last field is like, and so that description was for a life a lot. But I guess, are we saying that this is also

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different verse of soldier nor alone, although somehow it will out of this talks about Allah. Method Nuri, he, the example of his light,

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you will find the consensus among the most serious scholars of Tafseer they will say is a consensus method only he going to be Mormon

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which is an email. So the analogy in the verses for a man

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Yeah, it's we cannot like and unless names and attributes to the creation, say it's like this, right?

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Yeah, it's called Tim fields. Yeah.

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Okay. I can take one more question.

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Nothing, okay.

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Well, if you can, if you can find a way to control your thoughts, let me know.

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It's a struggle is a struggle, but it's a matter of will. And if you have a great goal to work towards,

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your thoughts will will be less will will be less likely random. They'll start align aligning themselves. That's how the Houston human system works. If you have a goal is very compelling. And you are very attached to it and you are aware of it every day and you're working towards it. You will be surprised how much in your life, how many elements in your life will start aligning themselves after it, then you will forget about something called randomness or like random thoughts or distractions, you won't know what that even means.

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Okay, sister, yeah.

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elaborate on the kettle, although that will keep us through tomorrow. But we can, as I said, decrease for the heart. So they care. And I think I actually I like a give quite a bit on Vicar. So because basically, you're literally traveling out of this world, literally traveling out of what you can see, because you already have enough of the physical world, you see enough of it, right? You hear enough of it, you need to give yourself a break. And so you're not trapped by it. And you can see the bigger picture. That's really what it is. So when you say some kind of law or hamdulillah you're supposed to be in that world. And you and your heart. By the way, like your heart and your

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soul, your soul knows how that world feels. So you suppose to sort of glide into that feeling glide into it. glide into it so so Victor is an experience more than just an exercise. It's an experience.

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Okay, I'm gonna we're gonna sisters are having the courage to put their hands up. We'll give you some time. Go ahead.

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Sorry.

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I didn't catch this.

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Letting go of attachments.

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Yeah, attachments could be distractions. Well,

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maybe this will help. The heart was created for a lot.

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And if the heart is attached or to attach because there's a healthy level of attachment, but there's a heart is too attached to something. This thing is

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taking the place of Allah in the heart.

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So the person

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and it's like someone who's eating junk food all the time you get attached to you get hooked to it right? But it's causing you harm is not healthy is not made for you and you're suffering, you're struggling from it. So what would a person due to shift their healthy food requires some willpower, say enough food that maybe physically you need to get yourself out of that. If it's like attachment to something, say gains, then, okay, you get rid of the of the of the Xbox or the PlayStation. Or if it's an attachment of a person and they're, I would say, you might want to, if the person is not an immediate family member, you might want to detach physically from them not see them that often.

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Yeah, because humans always adapt to new situations. By the way, it's easy, so I hope that helps.

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Okay, so jack ma here, may Allah reward you for your patience and for your presence

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within peace are salatu

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salam