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Okay, so now well Haman hamdu lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah, ala alihi wa sahbihi wa ala, I welcome you all, once again to this program, garden of the where Western philosophy in asking Allah subhanaw taala, to accept from us and from you and to benefit us all, with the information that is being shared, and apologies for the technical issues that we had earlier on.

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So, let's move on Inshallah, because time is of the essence. So previously, we spoke in the first lesson about the whole concept of this course, you know, we said it's about actions. It's about, you know, your record your written record your book, How to fill it with the best things, we said that part of the importance of

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life is to, you know, to enjoy the process in walking towards Allah subhanho wa taala. Because it's, it's very much.

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It's very much about how you experience things. I know, there's a lot of talk today about the whole concept of optimism and positivity in a person's life. And one thing that we have to notice as well, and this, I think, a very central concept within the garden of their where

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our purpose in this life is about worshiping Allah subhanho wa taala. And that is through knowing Him, knowing his attributes, His names, and knowing our purpose in life, and trying to achieve the best to please Allah subhanaw taala by doing the actions.

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And those actions have to fulfill two basic elements, which is that they have to be sincere, and they have to be in accordance to what he

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Subhana wa taala. And the prophesies LM has taught us to do. So it has to conform, if you like, to what is requested us, we can't just make up our own actions and say, you know, say it is,

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you know, it is

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since you know, we're sincere in what we're doing, but rather there has to be bigger, bigger, as well.

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And so, if we're doing all of that, and at the same time, we're enjoying the process, meaning that we are also having happiness and content in what we're doing. And that makes everything altogether much, much more achievable. Much more better.

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We spoke about the possible to Allah pantalla about how person is a stranger passer by how a person should develop eagerness to connect with Allah subhanaw taala. And we spoke about being awake, being aware and a seeker, we're going to go into that again, I spoke briefly about the reality of time and how important that is the intention and the importance of having intention and making attention. So now we just touched roughly on the intention. And today, really, we're going to go a little bit more closer about the whole concept of sincerity and truth for truthfulness, as

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Imam nori has dedicated a few chapters to this, and you will find that this is very much a recurring topic. It's very, it's very, very important. Why because if you remember, I set you right at the beginning that one of the most important lessons in the whole of this course and in fact, in the lessons of life is that if you can get an intention, meaning that you have an intention in your actions, and their intention is sincere and you are true, then that's it, you don't really need to do much else because that is the whole purpose of of living this life is to do things with Allah subhanaw taala in mind, Now somebody might say, Well, that seems a little bit doesn't seem like

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much, but the reality is that if you are having the intention and the correctness of actions, then all your life is going to be aligned in the correct way. Because when you ask about your neighbor, you're doing it for the right reason, your intention. And so therefore you're asking about the neighbor also is going to be a fruit from being aware of Allah subhanaw taala when you pick up the litter from the ground when you're aware of your environment, when you are giving charity when you are connecting with your kin, your parents, your children, your brothers, etc. All of that falls within that connection.

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because now you're more aware of what is needed from you. So that's what we're going to talk about today Inshallah, we're going to look at some of the

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aspects of

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this whole concepts right.

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Now, just before we do that, there is a chapter, which you will find in the

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the whole book which is called a hadith around which the sphere of Islam rotates. Now mo no, we started off by talking about the first that the Hadith nama Lama Rubinius actions are about by intention. And you'll find that a lot of the football hall of the jurists they have or scholars, they have a tendency to take aside you know, and start talking about you know, differently, they may mention one word, and in passing that word, then becomes a whole lecture within itself. So here, Imam and now we wanted to say that, look, we've mentioned this fundamental Hadith, but since we've mentioned this hadith, which is a very fundamental, very important Hadith, let me also bring your

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attention as an aside to another set of a hadith, which are also considered important pitstops. Now here, he says that this 26, a hadith that he mentions that are taken from the Hadith master image of Salah, he has gone through the Hadith corpus, which consists of hundreds of 1000s of narrations. And from those hundreds of 1000s, there, he has, did you restore he has derived or he has selected 26 of those in which we consider the main principles of the Dean are there and they rotate. So

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they are there in the book, because you have no he has chosen to, you know, to use this opportunity to give that although they don't properly directly reflect around the whole topic of the book. So he mentioned the 26 that ignore Salah measures, then he says, actually, I'm going to add you another three, which I have added to those 26 making 29. But what we find out actually is that later on, after this, he adds a further 30 and a hadith making the whole total 42 a hadith. And then he publishes a very famous book, which I'm sure most of you are aware of which is called the 40 a hadith, the 14 hour we Hadith which again is the 40 Hadith which he has selected. So you know that

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the basis of this is actually taken from a masala and he's added a few more to those making those now, I'm not going to go through those a hadith, even though they are there in the book. The reason being is that each Hadith from those 29

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can effectively be a lesson. So we'll end up having killer years of losses if we're taking one every month. So really the whole 14 Oh, Hadith has been

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has been very much serviced. To a large extent lot of people have written about it that your explanations in modern day a lot of people have done videos and lessons and YouTubes and courses about the 40 a hadith because they are important on which Islam rotates. I know that one of the brothers has asked a question in Sharla relating to this hadith, which I will shall answer on the on the WhatsApp broadcast. But we're not really going to dwell about these Hadith because like I say, the Imam mentions in passing and they in themselves are big lessons themselves. Having said that, I think it's a good idea for you. If you do have the time to go back and look at those Hadith.

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Searching online you will find lots of explanations for these Hadith and be good to you know, listen to a lecture or so now and again on these Hadith.

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So if loss that's what we're going to be talking about insha Allah Allah and we're going to run through

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the majority of narrations that you have in the book and therefore we're going to just talk about them

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a little bit in Shoreline parsing and the main lessons that can be drawn from these narration. So he starts off by telling us that there's a narration here, which is from vifa Really Mr. Ravi Allah and he said they asked the prophets of Allah is all about floss. What is it? The prophesy said I asked Gibreel about floss, what is it? And Gibreel said I asked Allah the Lord of mind

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about what is it and Allah subhanaw taala summarizes for us the basic essence of a class,

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which is that it is a treasure, from my secrets meaning from the secrets that Allah has, which I safely place in the heart of whom I love or my slaves. Now, that doesn't tell us much about, you know their finance class, but it tells us about where AirFloss comes from. And this is a beautiful perspective that we have to understand because it falls in with the whole concept of guidance, He Daya it falls within the whole concept of

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tofield which is down when Allah Subhana Allah helps and gives aid to a person. So all of these concepts are basically in essence telling us that it is from Allah, Allah is the one who guides people. Allah is the One who gives people he gives you the ability to do things, he gives you the ability to pray, he has the ability to fast I mean, how many people fast Ramadan mashallah a great deal of people fast on like, yeah, how many people fast extra days, you know, fasting the Mondays and Thursdays or the three white days of every, every month or the day of Azure or the day of rfl? How many people do those extra how many people can pray the five prayers, but how do people pray the

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sun and prayers and manage to maintain that how many people get up in the night to pray. So you see all of these are present gifts from Allah and they are treasures as well that Allah gives. So you have to understand this class within that kind of notion is that your ability

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to have an intention, your ability to then be sincere in your intention comes from ALLAH SubhanA time, but if you have remember we talked about the if you have if you are someone who is

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eager and awake and you're seeking Allah subhanho wa Taala then you go to Allah, remember the Hadith, the Hadith in which Allah subhanaw taala says

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one either Takara by Allah Abdi shibe, run a curb to a zero if my slave comes close to near the Shiva Shiva is basically this hotspot, if my slave takes a handstand, step towards me, then I will take a Hirai if you know is an arm's length. So if a person takes a small step towards Allah, Allah takes a bigger step away that if he comes closer to me there are Allah says then I will come to him by advice from you know, the tip of from each finger to each finger. So the point being is that if you make a step to others, and Allah will take more steps towards you, but authority obviously, in regards to Allah subhanho wa Taala is not going to physically move towards you. But the point being

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is that you make a step to Allah market and that's the whole notion here so if you're looking for getting the laws, you have to make that step towards a lot and I

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you know,

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anticipate or suspect that all of you here mashallah have taken that step because you are here on this program on this course saying that, okay, I want to be a little bit more aware of Allah subhanaw taala I want to understand and so that is a gift from Allah Subhana Allah because now hopefully through this lesson and the future lessons, you will be opened up to a little bit more to have this reality. So we're going to see a few sayings of the righteous people as Imam now he remember he said to us, this is a garden he bore us, these people into this garden to share with us some of their as they would say tidbits, and then a piece of advice there. Nah, see how their their

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sincerity in giving us guidance.

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Imam and cushy is one of those,

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you know, great seekers of Allah subhanaw taala in the fourth century, I believe, and he was somebody who, you know, who wrote a book called and you might, you'll see that referenced in the, in the stand in the garden, the were hold a rissalah pushy, pushy message. So he says basically that a class

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you know, it's about singling out Allah Subhana Allah, you know, it's about having that resolve, you know, that firm determination in that my Ibadah my ability

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is going to be to Allah subhanho. It is singling out meaning that you cannot really mix anything else with Allah Subhana Allah. And that's why it says it's when one intends with their obedience to come closer to Allah.

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Despite anything beneath that meaning, not thinking about anything else within that flattery for the sake of the equation, you know, sometimes you might say something, because you want to attain something from some person, you know, you might have smooth talk to yourself with maybe one of your superiors or somebody, you know, you're wanting to get something, so You're flattering people to achieve something, maybe you're trying to get praise from the people, you're trying to be condemned or commended by there, any of those meanings, if you are seeking those, then you're not really you're not achieving a class, you know, if you're doing an action

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to so that people can say martial law was a great person, if your intention is that,

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then you've lost the reward because you're doing it so that people can praise you. And people can say, Yeah, worship, you can applaud you, we will. But if you're doing it for Allah subhanaw taala. And by the way, people applaud you, by the way people congratulate you, then that's, that's different. So automatically, it becomes a very difficult, difficult

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tightrope, really to walk upon, because you have to now be thinking about, you know, why am I doing this? And am I? Is anybody else going to be

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achieving that in my way of Wailea dakak, who happens to be the the father in law and the teacher of crocheting? He said that class is when you are

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when you are be wearing. So basically, you're cautioning yourself from the observation of others. You know, you say I'm not, you know, you're not thinking about what others are saying? What will others will how others view me? How do others look at my action? What will others say? So, clause is when you are basically closing the door on what other people are saying and saying, I'm not really bothered about what they are going to judge me or they're going to say, we're going to think I'm going to do this because I'm doing it for Allah Subhana Allah. And if I'm doing it for Allah, I'm doing it in the right way. Then yeah, there'll be people who will mock me, there'll be people who

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might criticize me there'll be people who say bad things about me but in the doubt, I'm not doing it for them. I'm doing it for Allah Sparta. So nobody, I don't worry about their

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opposite observation.

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Now, the gray matter of the past of we are called the sushi. And this is a really beautiful saying, but it's a little bit complex. And I will, you know, be surprised that it's, you know, for some of you, you might say what was going on here.

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we are always saying whenever they meaning, you know, whoever we're talking about here, whenever you if you like, whenever a person observes in their sincerity that they have sincerity.

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When their sincerity is a need of sincerity, it basically says here is about floss. So

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if somebody starts to say and think that my actions actually are quite sincere, and a sincere person Yeah, this is basically saying if you start to think I'm a sincere person you know I'm so you know, I'm doing he saying then you're thinking that you are sincere your sincerity that you are claiming is in need of sincerity is it's not there, it's not sincere, your sincerity is not sincere because you are now if you like you are

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you're sort of claiming you're making a claim to a sincerity which is very,

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sort of very particular because now you are, you are almost saying I'm such a great person, you know, I've achieved sincerity I've done this. And so you can automatically see just just if you if you say these words out loud, you'll find that they seem like you are attributing goodness to yourself.

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Which is a problem with the whole sincerity as we will understand in a moment in

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the lawn, a mystery mentions that there are three things which issue look at them, they will be the science of applause and that's when praise and disparage from the general people are the same.

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He says general people, because obviously general people are, you know, he was a the common folk.

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And as opposed to maybe your teacher or your mentor, your teacher and your mentor might criticize you, and there's actually benefit in that. So not only about teachers or mentors, or we're talking about the general people, if you, whether they praise you, or they, you know, are discourteous to or they criticize you, to you is the same meaning you not really care about what they're going to say, you know, you don't care about their appraisal of your actions, doing it for Allah subhanaw taala doesn't matter, I'm not looking for their approval, you're looking for their satisfaction. Secondly, to forget to see the actions in the actions. And that means that when you are doing the actions,

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you're not looking at how, you know, you're not looking at the quantity and the quality of your actions, because you know that the actions themselves are not the vital essence, the essence is, why are you doing the action because remember, you know, you could do big actions, massive actions. However, if those actions don't have the sincerity, don't have the F loss, they're massive actions will mean nothing. So that's why I hear what he's saying is that you're not really looking at how big your actions are, or how much you're doing actions, but rather, you're looking at searching for the inequality core, which is what if losses,

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and obviously seeking the reward of the action in the Hereafter, so you're not looking for anything in Wynia, you're looking for the F. Now, here is an important point. Also, just to mention where the word is last comes from, as a word. We spoke last time about intention. And we said intention comes from the word, Noah. And Noah is the word which basically denotes

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the stone of the date, they call it, Noah, which is like the core. And so the intention is a claw, a class is also derived from making something pure. And the Arabs, they will talk about the honey, knowing that when you get the honey usually get it from the bees high when it comes from next to the wax. And so they talk about making the honey, you know, having loss for the honey is to make the honey pure to remove any impurity from it to remove any wax that comes with the pure honey, no wax in there or any other impurities that might be there. So that's where its loss is about, it's about removing the impurities as well.

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Are they fairly Marashi, he said that it's basically in a very simple terms, the classes when your actions outwardly and inwardly are equal. Meaning when you do them outwardly, and when you do them inwardly, when you do in front of people, when you do it, you know, behind people who do it private public, if laws is basically that your actions are going to be the same, you're not going to change your actions, because people are looking, you're not going to do something different when you know that people are

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assessing you, or people are observing you. You know, we've all we've all been there. And you know and done that. Say, you know, people go to a masjid today and they, you know, they probably praying slightly different in the masjid. Or you could be praying and then you notice that maybe a teacher or an imam or chef is behind you and he's looking you all of a sudden your prayer has become 10 times better. There'll be more concentration, okay. It's happened, you know, it's happened to,

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to us, you know, it's happened to me, I've done that, you know, I because that is the danger that we have, you know, unfortunate is we are assessing people and people's assessment of us and that is knifeless

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there is a you know, an amusing story about how a person enters the masjid. And he

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he is he there was a teacher there in the masjid teaching the students about prayer. And so this guy comes, he goes and starts praying.

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And the teacher, you know, looking at that guy, it's praying and see much Allah's guides praying very nicely as you know, he's doing everything very fast.

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Well, he's read all his records through George very nicely at all that he says to his students, child, how you should be praying, this is the good prayer. Look at this, this man and obviously is not shouting, but is saying in a voice that they can hear, you know, this is how this is how your, your prayer should be, you know, a good prayer. So anyway, I'm using Paul's stories. This guy after he finishes his prayer, he turns around to the chef. And he says, Not only that, but also today, I'm fasting as well.

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So, A, it was a listening this year, but he, his his salah, probably in this format was because he was aware that somebody was looking at him and observing him. And not only that, he managed to also negate the reward of his fasting by again, showing off that he is fasting.

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So a bossman al Mohler, Robbie, he said that, and this is, I think, is,

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is is not difficult to understand, but it's difficult to really practice. And he talks about two types of floss. The floss are the common people.

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Excuse me, in a long day, their class of the common people and the hearts of the elite. So the current people, and their flaws is basically what we're talking about here, the class where

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the self doesn't have any share in it. Other people don't have any share in it, you're doing an awful lot smarter. But then there is another type of a class, which is just trying to say that, you know, in case you're wondering, there's a, there's a class of those who are elite, and basically those people who are elite,

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they're not even thinking about class, you know, they're not thinking about.

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They don't, they almost don't have to think about their intention, you know, they don't have to say are my intention, make it sincere? Because it's automatic for them? Yeah, there they are. They're already they're already living in a system within their own body, their existence is already there. So whatever they are doing, his loss is already sincere, you know, they're not somebody who has to like, like, ask the common for, and even when even we're even below this common folk of the class? Well, where we have to

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think about it, like I mentioned to you in my in my video, and also, I'll talk a little bit about it, you have to think about, okay, I need to think about my intention, how do I renew my attention? How do I say, These people don't even think about it, you know, they're just doing it, they just, it's just part of them, it's almost, you know, it's like now today, when you have

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no, when you have a filter, or certain when you when you when you have a filter that's clean, whatever comes through that filter house, you know, is going to be clean, you don't have to check it, you know, the water, if there's a water filter, or a petrol filter, or whatever oil, you when you know that the filter is clean. You just put the oil in the water wherever your filter filtering, you know that it's going to come up and you don't have to check your answer. Think about it. If the filter is clean, the process that's going to produce whatever color is going to be clean. However, if the filter isn't clean, then you have to check the filter, is it good is not good? And so on. So

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another saying and here, say how to study, Rahim Allah, He is almost like trying to summarize this loss. He said that, you know, the summary of the class, the intellectuals, they've looked into the meaning of a class, examined their class and looked at all these definitions that we've talked about. They said, they didn't find anything other than this meaning anything more summarized, and more eloquent than this. So it's like saying, if you want the summary, the cream of the definition of class, then it's this one. That was movement. And one stillness, in private and in public is for Allah. So basically, everything that you you know, because a person is either moving or still, you

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know, bodies are either dynamic or static. They're not going to be anything else. So when you're moving or you're stillness, whether it's in private, meaning it's on you, or whether it's in public, there are other people looking at you is all for a loss pattern.

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There is no self getting anything, there's no desire, there's no world nothing, everything is almost, and that's the beautiful summary

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that you should be

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gave this piece of advice, don't do anything for the sake of people, and do not, do not do anything for the sake will do not leave anything for their sake, nor give anything for their sake and don't really reveal anything.

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Some people might understand is I don't do anything, meaning don't help people or No, it doesn't mean doesn't mean don't do any goodness to people, it says, Don't do any action. When you are considering other people. Yeah, don't do actions where you're saying, Oh, I'm doing it, thinking about these people are doing it for the people, or leaving something for the people. You know, sometimes some people leave things for other people, they don't do good deeds, because they're worried that people might see them. And sometimes it's a negative, negative perspective, and also is one of the plots of the shape and you want to do an act of goodness, maybe you want to give some

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charity, but you're gonna, you're praying or whatever. And then you think, oh, some people are watching me, some people are seeing me, so I better not do this. Because they might say, Oh, this guy is trying to show off this track. So you're going to do it anyways, you're going to pray this, you're going to give this you're going to do this. But now you stop doing something because you're worried that people are gonna say this. So you've left something for the sake of people. Were basically saying that, again, you want this last, to get people don't do anything for them. Don't leave anything for them. Don't give anything for their sake. And don't relieve everyone anything for

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their sake.

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Here we're talking a little bit about truthfulness, you know what is the truth is and that's the next chapter of that book. walkover, Stan, and Serhan. Again, to study mentions that the fragrance of honesty will not be spelt, spelt smelt by somebody who has flattened himself on this, you flatter yourself meaning you're always boat, you know, you're always,

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you know, happy with yourself, you're showing yourself off, or You're flattering others again, because you are trying to get something from others, you're trying to win something from others. So that's not really how a true person behaves. If you need to, if somebody does something good, yeah, thank them, be grateful to them, praise them, encourage them. But flattering is more when you are doing it for the sake of just boasting their egos, inflating their egos, and that is a danger.

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And how to sell them. Oh, hi. See me. Also talking about truthfulness. Again, there's that link of when you are truthful, is that you're not bothered about other people. You don't your reputation in the hearts of people isn't what's concerning, you know, you're not worried that what will people say? Well, people think, Alright, because end of the day, we're doing it for a law, you're true to your actions. Here, you're not you don't have any sincerity, you don't have any loyalty to the people in terms of your actions, meaning that you're not going to do things because you want people to think good of you, you're not going to do things because you're worried that people will say

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something about you or think something about you, you're always going to be thinking

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am I doing it for Allah? Am I doing it for the right reason?

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If you start saying, you know, I, maybe if people saw me doing this, or people saw me, you know, watching this or people saw me playing this, they might think bad of me and then what will I so therefore let me let me not you know, when I'm in front of them, I won't do this. Oh, whatever. That is somebody who is not truth.

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as we ending in sha Allah, we're looking at some of the key lessons from Quantum.

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So first of all,

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sincerity is about doing things for the right reason.

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You have to go back and always thinking about that to have a class.

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You have to be doing actions for the right reason. And that right reason has to be aulassa.

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As a Muslim,

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you're seeking rewards from Allah Sparta, you want to get to the next life

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to get

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To the next life, you want the reward from Allah Subhana Allah, what Allah's pleasure, you want his reward, you want to be saved from his anger and his punishment.

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So that is that is the reason. Now, if you

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if you don't do that for the right reason you do it for other things, other reasons,

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then you can't expect Allah Subhana Allah through what you this is a simple in a simple fact the simple equation.

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And that's why we will have you will have that common question that that people ask, you know that this sign so person is such a good person, you know, he gives charity, he is good to his neighbors, he does this he does that he's, you know, he never does anything bad, but he doesn't believe in Allah is an atheist? Will he still, you know, all these good deeds that he's done, you know, he's going to be still going to be punished by Allah is not Allah is not going to reward him for these good deeds.

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But the answer is that, well, this guy never sought Allah. He never looked for the good deeds, the reward from Allah, Samantha, so why would Allah reward him if he's not looking for that reward? You know, it's like, now if you go to the street,

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and you start,

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you start cleaning the street, you get your brush out, and you start you. You sweep all the street, the long road,

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you clean it up, etc. And then

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and then you go home.

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And then you say, You know what, the council they never paid me. I went out, I clean the streets, I emptied the bin. And the council never paid me for my my job. That's not fair. I did such I'm such a good person, I clean the strip, you have a unit? Did you actually have a contract with the council that you're going to do this? Did you go and ask the council that look, you know, if I do this, will I get you know, when you pay me? Or did you in fact, even you know, do? Why were you doing you know, what was the purpose of the action, if you are wanting the council to pay you, you should have already have some sort of agreement with the council, you should actually go and ask the council

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issues, if you're doing it and then not expecting the council to pay you or the council is not going to pay you is as simple as that. And I know that's a very sort of

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very different kinds of budgets, try and simple simplify it for you, the end of the day people who do good deeds, if they're not doing it for the right reason being Allah, Allah is not going to reward them for that because they didn't seek Allah's panel. So the same thing for us, Whatever act you do in this life, if you do not seek ALLAH subhanaw taala, that act is not going to be rewarded by Allah. So it's as simple as that.

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It doesn't mean that the IRS might be a burden on you, it might not be a burden on you, but definitely you're not going to be getting a reward for ciphers. I mean, how do people go and study and then they go on work, and then they, you know, their career, they and their livelihood, and they do this, they do that. But that doesn't mean that they're doing something wrong. But that act, those acts, those work, those this that they're doing.

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They didn't seek ALLAH subhanaw taala and during that they weren't sincere in the act that they're doing, they're not going to get reward for Allah, they're going to get money, what they're doing in terms of their actions and things like that is good, but it's not going to be rewarded by Allah.

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However, if they change their attitude and start to think that I how can I frame this in a way that is serving Allah pantalla I can be sincere to Allah, that's a different kettle of fish. So you have to be wary of the others in the in the whole point of getting a class and the others are

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the others are yourself

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or self, that's another because how many people will do something they seek, they seek the end, you know, the the the

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glorification, the gratification for themselves to feel happy. And they might want other people to be even if you don't want other people to praise you, but you just want to feel happy within yourself.

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Yeah, you know, this goes back to when you are seeing sincerity in your sincerity.

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The others can be definitely other people it can be it can be you know whether it's people around you whether so you have to be careful, the Dounia etc. When you have to be careful that you're not doing things for others, because that goes against being true to yourself. And lastly

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it's important that

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As a Muslim who is true in the garden, the way that you have to not be afraid to change and that's part of it that honesty that you have towards you and there's something that Imam no he mentioned in the book, I'm not going to go through it but maybe go back to the book and read it. He talks about how a hypocrite will always maintain one level doesn't want to change whereas the true person will change and might even change you know, 100 times a day maybe even 1000

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Why does a true person change because the true person will be wherever the truth is, he might have one opinion one practice but then a moment later he has shown that actually your practice is wrong this is the right way to say okay, I'll change because then they I'm not doing it for myself and I'm not doing so that people can say you know, this is what almost always stood for you know, rather I will you know, today you will have people who got the massage people aren't going as much but you have people go to the masjid

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because if they're not seen in the masjid

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they are worried that people will criticize them by saying that and some people do like to I never seen in the masjid. Oh you you live close to the masjid. Why? Why do we see them as sometimes they're afraid so they're praying in the masjid and they're doing a look and act of worship and a by then they come into the masjid the ranch but they're doing it for the wrong reason they're doing it because they're afraid that if they don't, if they don't, you know if they miss us allow they're not there that some people might say to them, the you've dropped your standards as dropped, whatever. So they're all they want to maintain something in front of people. And that is a danger that we have to

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be well.

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Okay, some tips.

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As I mentioned to you in the video, it's always good to break in your day with this hadith that we mentioned before in the Malamala vignette.

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It's almost like an announcement that you put in front of you you wake up wipe your face, make the dial hamdulillah Liliana by the Mamata Noida and before read this hadith enamel Amma Lunia in America, our actions are bought by intention every person shall have that which they intended. And that allows you to focus now okay, I'm starting my day that we start thinking about my intention. And therefore it's going to enable you to think and remember Allah Subhana Allah that's the whole purpose of vicar and remember Allah vicar.

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Remembering a lot is to mean that you're always thinking, you know about loss of almost pantalla even when you're stepping just before you're stepping into the toilet, you're remembering Allah pantalla you want protection from Allah? That is an invitation for you to think okay, why am I going to the toilet can I make going to the toilet, an act which is rewardable an act which can give me her Senate instead of it just being a simple be still act.

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When I start eating, when I put my head on the pillow to go to sleep, making the dog thinking that how can I make my sleep which is a moment of rest? A time where I am earning reward. That's why you know, my jibber jabber the famous Sahabi said the beautiful things and in Neil actus he will know Matty Keller actor she was our mighty AI entity anticipate the rewards for my sleep. Like I anticipate the reward for getting up for prayer. I think for prayer such a great big deed. Imam Miles is saying that not only my getting off a prayer do I anticipate reward but also my sleeping I anticipate or so because I'm thinking that framing it in a way where I can get or remember star your

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day like that. And that will hurt hopefully, inshallah allow you to think about attention. And then as you practice, practice makes perfect. That you start thinking okay, why am I doing this act? Why am I eating? Why am I drinking? Why am I going to work? Why am I getting into the car? Why am I taking a shower? Why am I gardening? Why am I going for a walk, you know, to do my 10,000 steps? Why am I doing that one? Every time think? Why am I doing it? And a lot of the time will be well I'm doing it because I'm hungry. I'm doing it because I need to go to work. I'm doing it because I need to smell nice. And a lot of the time

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the answer is not sincere and it's all sincerity. Answer is I'm just doing it for my so then you have to start thinking okay, well how can I change it? How can I change my intention to make it better?

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And this is where you need to start to become more innovative. Have you know ideas and things like okay, I'm having a shower, I want to stay clean, but let me make an intention. My intention is that I'm having a shower because Allah subhanaw taala is clean Allah loves cleanliness, Allah, the processor has ordered us to have cleanliness to be to smell my eyes. So I'm doing this because I'm doing it in obedience to a loss. I'm doing it to stay clean and fresh as the prophesy seldom taught us brushing my teeth. I'm doing that too because again, the prophesy Scylla encouraged us to brush our teeth. I am going to work because I want to earn my halal living and to thank Allah for the

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result that's going to come from this work. You see, you can start to you know, be innovative and even if you are not sincere, with this kind of practicing Insha Allah, you will be able to get a better outcome.

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Those are some of the things that we said we would do so we know for sure. Okay, is that gonna lock out so

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what I will do is