Diseases Of The Heart Pt 1
Channel: Riyadul Haqq
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The topic, advertised for today's speech is diseases of the heart.
Before I actually speak on
the diseases of the heart,
it's important to provide an introduction
the reality of the spiritual world, as opposed to the physical material
for many generations,
and for most of
the history of humanity.
People have always believed
in another realm, another world
apart from an other than the physical world that we live in,
it's only on
that many have began doubting the existence of any other realm, world, and dimension, other than the physical dimension.
And so now there is a widespread belief, and a very popular one
only matter matters.
Only the physical world matters.
What we can touch,
what we can feel, and see and smell and taste. What we can send some perceive through our senses. Only this world exists. And beyond that, there's nothing.
There was nothing before we were born.
As far as we're concerned,
there is nothing after we die.
And it's only the body, the flesh, the blood, the bones,
that really matter.
And beyond the physical world, there's no other dimension. There's no other word.
Now, this is a belief,
which is quite widespread and popular, but it's relatively recent.
Because before that,
for the history of mankind, people have always believed that there was another world, another dimension, whatever name they may have given us.
And that's the spiritual world that we speak of.
Islam teaches is exactly the same. But it's not just the physical material world that we live in that we see feel, that we can sense which exists. But beyond that, there is another one.
we as human beings,
we are not just a bag of flesh,
blood and bones.
But there is more to us. There is a greater and higher part of our being and our existence, and just the genes that we share with animals.
The flesh, the blood, the bones, that we share with the beasts of the world, there is a greater, a much loftier, much more noble and higher part of our being in existence. And it's not just the intelligence, beyond intelligence, there is a spirit.
And what Islam teaches us that far from the spirits and the physical being both two parts of a whole and both being equal.
The spiritual essence of a human being is far more important, far greater than the physical part. In fact, it's the spirits which makes a human a human.
Not the bag of flesh, bones, and blood.
Today in gemasolar,
for those of you who attended and who may have heard the hotbar, prior to the Juma prayer,
this is a subject I touched upon. And if you will allow me as part of this introduction to the spiritual world before we move on to discussing the diseases of the heart.
If I can expand on that, we will get a better understanding.
I mentioned that
every Friday, sort of last on the left, Marlene, has encouraged us to recite sortable gaff.
And one is greatly rewarded for the recitation of sorbitol guff on a Friday. It's a weekly message
that we read every Friday and we should reflect on its meaning and its message. So what is the message or parts of the message of SoCal Gas.
And I mentioned that there are four famous stories of sort of gaff. And every one of these four stories reflects the theme of sort of gap, which is this spirituality
as opposed to the material physical world.
And the four stories were of our, of the young men who retreated to the cave, after whom the whole suit has been named. second story is of that rich man who was boasting of his wealth, and his material possessions to his poor acquaintance. The third story is of the Prophet Musa alayhis, Salam. And then
the fourth story is of
a mighty king, and ruler of the world.
He unique thing about all of these stories
the central theme and lesson of spirituality.
materialism is portrayed.
For instance, in the first story of the man of the cave,
it is an important story Allah mentions it.
It's formed the first part of sort of
the whole suit has been named after the story.
What's so special about this story,
a small group of young men
who believes in Allah subhanho data and his oneness and worshipped Him alone, and who refuse to bound prostrate to idols and associate partners with a law
they were opposed in
their belief by their own family, friends loved ones, by the whole of sight. Eventually they were given a choice.
give up your beliefs or you give up life.
renounce your faith,
there was no choice.
And they fled to the mountains and hid in a cave and refused to renounce their religion, their faith in Allah, their belief and their worship of Allah.
Even though there were just a handful, what we know is that we can count them on our fingers.
And in contrast, it was the whole of society, their own loved ones, their families, their parents, who oppose them, their relatives.
Story is the moral and the lesson of the story is that the question is, what was it that motivates them
to give up so much
their hopes, their dreams, their aspirations, their future?
society, life, the company of their loved ones?
It was faith.
And what exactly is that faith?
The story of the two men that follows the story of these young men of the cave, the second story of sort of
a rich man and the poor man.
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strike for them. The example give them the example of the two men, one of whom we had, endowed with great wealth. Allah had blessed him with wealth,
with lemons and riches, and the other man was poor. So the rich man took the poor man on a tour of his premises of his lambs of his riches, and he was displaying the wealth that he enjoyed.
And he became very boastful and arrogant.
And as part of that boastfulness
he mentioned that I don't think this wealth will ever perish, it will ever expire or die. And, in fact, I don't even think the hour of reckoning and the day of judgment will occur. In fact,
I believe that if I am returned to my Lord, I shall enjoy a greater return with my Lord, then that I do now.
And that just those three sentences, mentioned in quick succession,
betray a great reality of wealth
And this is supported elsewhere in the entire program.
within a certain limits
if if it's not abused,
and if it's and acquired, spent and disposed on properly and responsibly.
And as long as one doesn't become so attached to the wealth,
that it touches a person's
mentalities spirits, their character, their behavior,
once it begins to do that, and that wealth is no large, small grades will destroy a person's
wealth can corrupts, it can corrode
it can make a person delusional
wealth delusions, and that's exactly what's mentioned here.
In fact, in other verses of the last panel with Allah says cola in Santa Barbara still gonna name man transgressors
because he sees himself as having become enriched and independence.
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law says woe be unto every
He who gathers wealth and counts it.
He thinks that his wealth will give him everlasting life.
So the verses are not just these two but others, either directly or indirectly point to this fact, that wealth when it possesses a person,
wealth when it's overcomes and overwhelms the person, no matter how little it may be in reality, it affects their thinking, their mentality, their mind, their beliefs, their spirits, it corrodes, and it corrupts, it makes a person rebellious.
Because the person becomes reliant on that wealth, trusting and believing in the power of that wealth, in the power of that of those material possessions. Someone says the law says yes, about that, a matter of who he thinks that his wealth will give him everlasting life. And in three sentences, Allah mentions the corrosive corruptive nature of wealth in the story of this man. in quick succession, what does he say? He says, first of all, might be that he wants displaying his wealth, his orchard, his riches, his lands and his possessions. He says, You know what, I think none of this will ever end or expire. This is all everlasting, this will always remain,
then his delusion becomes great.
And the wealth
corrupts his mind even more.
And in quick succession, one after the other in the same conversation. He says, You know what, I don't believe that this wealth will never perish, or expire or come to an end. In fact, not only will this world never come to an end,
I don't think I don't believe that there is such a thing as the hour of reckoning or the Day of Judgment.
Even that won't happen.
In fact, when he goes further, even more delusional, he says, in fact, you know what,
just, even if for argument's sake, there is a day of reckoning, there is an hour of accountability and judgment. I believe that just as Allah has honored me here,
Allah will honor me even more there will
be a hidden item in Harmon Allah.
If I'm returned to my Lord, I will discover an even greater return than this there.
So, in quick succession, last panel data illustrates what wealth can do, it can make a person so delusional, so misguided, so misled, that their faith and their trust their reliance in that in those material possessions, overrides everything, and even twists and distorts reality for them, thinking they begin to believe that they are immortal, that they are special, that they have a special standing with God with Allah.
the teaching of Islam isn't that this happens with every individual, Allah blesses with love now.
But there is that intrinsic quality in wealth, and it depends on how a person acquires that wealth holds it, keeps it and dispenses of its and spends it. These things determine
whether and how and how much the these material possessions affect the person. In any case, going back to the story.
The poor man says to the rich man,
that instead of boasting
over your wealth, why don't you display some humility?
Why don't you thank that Allah who has given you this wealth?
And instead of being so confident, and so reliant on this wealth,
why don't you
believe that this wealth, this power, the strength, all rests with Allah, and not with you?
a calamity will befall you and your wealth, and no sooner had he spoken, when the Thunderbolts struck his lands, his possessions, and far from these places,
sessions and these lands of Islam these riches never perishing and never expiring as he thought just a few moments earlier. All his riches, all his wealth came to an end in before his very eyes.
Again, the moral of the story is the lesson, the first lesson of the first story was faith.
And that faith was so strong, that it overrode and they overcame. And it puts aside all material considerations. Here again, the story is the moral of the lesson of the story is that one cannot rely on one cannot place their faith, their confidence in their trust, and their ultimate dependence on material possessions.
The third story,
and I'll leave the third story till the last. The fourth story is a worker named Volker mine was a mighty ruler and conqueror. One of the last pious servants who he was the Quran does not identify him as Alexander's, some people have suggested, who he was, where he lived when he lived abroad and is not mentioned the details. So we don't need to really concern ourselves. But suffice to say that Allah has mentioned the story, the full story of sort of gaffe of a very powerful,
ruler, an emperor was a great conqueror, who commanded the minds and the hearts of men
who had at his disposal, immense natural resources, minerals, wealth and metals.
He enjoy what many people dream of and aspire to power, fame, wealth, riches,
Yet, despite the power of this leadership, these riches, this wealth
was he corrupted?
Was he arrogant? Was he delusional?
Once he did he turn away from his creator. Now, if anything, despite all of this, he remained a humble, pious, worshipping servant of Allah,
who despise all the wealth, the power and the riches that he enjoyed, did not place his trust in these riches in these material possessions, rather, he placed his dependence and his reliance and trust in Allah subhanho wa Taala, turning to him at all times, he used that wealth and his position to serve his create, to worship Allah.
That's the fourth story. And the third story which I said, I believe, to last is all the problems that he said. And one of the last pious and noble servants, Kimberly Sara,
are left the storage and last because more than any other, these other three stories, this story of the Prophet Musa alayhis salaam, illustrates the reality of the spiritual world, and the spiritual dimension, beyond the physical material world that we can see that we can feel, and that we know
very briefly the story of Satan and musala, Hassan, Hassan is that Satan musala Hassan was questioned by his people
as to who was the most knowledgeable person in the world, and that was there anyone greater in knowledge that musala has said?
So the Prophet Musa alayhis salam unhesitatingly replied, No, I am the most learned and there is no one more learned more knowledgeable than me.
although technically he was correct,
because he was a prophet of Allah, and being the prophets of Allah,
there was no one more learner more knowledgeable than in any group in any people. The great system, the most learned individual will be the Messenger of Allah Himself. But last panel with Allah disapproved of
musalla Hassan, considering his position, although he was correct, and he wasn't wrong in what he said, because of his position as a prophet of Allah. It wasn't
It behoves him. And it was better for him to have referred the greatest knowledge to Allah subhanho wa Taala rather than to himself. So as long as there was a wish to discipline him, and to illustrate to him that, although technically you are correct, that's because you were looking at what was apparent. But as a messenger of Allah,
it would have been best for you. to refer this to Allah has diligent, because in reality, you are not the most learned. And there is someone in our creation, living with you now, in your myths, who is great to acknowledge the new one, say that a Masonic Salam conceded his error, and immediately asked Allahu Allah, is there a path to this person who is greater in knowledge, and I am, so that I may learn from him? So that's kind of what Allah told him. Yes, you will have to follow a certain path before you can meet this individual. See that I didn't even know who he was. It's very, it's really amazing story, as mentioned in that had he very long, there were numerous events, very
strange happenings and incidents, all that were very different to Normal Reality.
miraculous events, strange events.
Lots of people told him to travel
along with one of his companions, and he did we don't have time to actually go into the story. But when he eventually met alayhis salam, and even by that time, certain strange things that already occurred when he met him that
he approached his restaurant who was leaning against a boulder. So say that a Masonic Islam approached him and said as salaam alaikum peace beyond you. And the reply of Hitler alayhis salam was one or the other because Salaam and how can and where is their peace in your land? So say that a moose approached him by saying a Salaam Alaikum peace beyond you. And the reply a filler and he said I was leaning against a boulder was one Nabeel because Salaam and where is that? And how can there be peace in your land?
Even that was strange.
Say that I'm sorry, Islam spoke to him and said, he knew that he knew that Allah had sent him. He said, May I follow you?
On the understanding, now accompany and follow you on the understanding that you will
impart to me and share with me some of the guidance and the knowledge that you have been endowed with.
either an Islam refused, he refused, that even this was strange. This is a messenger of Allah, the Prophet Musa alayhis salam.
making himself humble. He's humbling himself, lowering himself and humbly requesting the company of another person
in the hope that he may learn from him.
And the other person refusing who refuses the messenger and the prophets of Allah.
So, Sega Musashi Salaam pleaded with him, federalism agreed on the condition.
First of all, he said no.
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now you cannot accompany me, you cannot learn from me, because you will never be able to remain patient with me.
And how can you remain patient over something of which you do not have the complete
No insha Allah, you will find the patient
and are wanting to solve a
killer alayhis salam sets him fine, if you will, if you promise to remain patient, and you promise to obey me and never to disobey me.
Then there is one more condition and that condition is regardless of what you see, regardless of what you hear, no matter what happens, you cannot question me about anything.
Again, this is all very bizarre. He is accompanying him in order to learn and the very
foundation of knowledge is to be able to ask questions.
And yet the teacher is telling him, you cannot ask me anything. No matter how strange and occurrence it may be, no matter what happens, no matter what you see what you feel, you can't ask me anything. Do you abide by these conditions? You will never disobey me. You will promise to remain patient, and you will never ask me anything.
Say that I must agree to all of those conditions. They traveled.
Just two of the incidents that took place were one they visit, they boarded the ship,
the captain and the sailors of the ship. They hosted them entertain them, and they did not charge them any fare for the ride.
When they reach the end,
and I just mentioned one incident, once they were both on the boats or the ship.
A bird swooped down.
Dip to speak into the water without landing.
And dipping its beak into the water flew off again.
Just a normal occurrence. A bird swooped down without landing. It's dipped speed quickly into the water and floor.
Killer alayhis salaam turned to musala his Salaam and said to him. Did you just witness that bird
drink from the ocean? He said yes. said well, how much do you think
the be cut down bird
bites dipping reduced from the water of the ocean. So said nothing.
So here's the reading Sam said to him.
Your entire knowledge and my knowledge in time knowledge both combined. In comparison to the old the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala do not even compare with that one single drop in the beak of the bird as opposed to the entire ocean.
Your knowledge and my knowledge put together to not even equal one drop in comparison to the ocean, and our knowledge in comparison to the knowledge of a Lost Planet more than eventually when they dismounted when they
began ripping up the planks of the ship damaging the ship more or less scuttling it.
So moosari Sarah said to him all you're doing
is this how you repay their favor.
They allow us to board for free they give us a free ride and you repay their favor. You offer your thanks and gratitude by damaging their ship.
Because really Islam certainty no I tell you don't ask me anything. said okay, I will remain patient
and that the incident took place.
Third incident was that they visited the village.
Second incident was that there was a young lad and literally ceram ended his life.
Sorry Hassan was enraged.
How can you end the life of an innocent soul?
Because that is an uncertainty and I tell you don't ask me any questions
the pass through a village in the village.
The people of the village refuse to entertain them, accommodate them, feed them even give them water to drink. So they pass through the village and they left the village hungry and thirsty who sadly was angry.
As they were leaving the village there was a wall that was about to collapse.
Instead of leaving the village hurriedly, he took his time and repaired the wall and re erected it. Inside of his salon was beside himself with anger and
and he said look at that only salon This is too much.
They gave us a free ride and you repay their favor by damaging their ship.
These people are so cruel ruthless
that they refuse to give us water
Drink food and drink, and you repair a wall that's about to collapse for free.
You could have asked for some food in payment.
So here's a look, I told you before, don't ask me any questions. You have failed to remain patient, you have failed to obey me. And you have failed
in not asking me any question three times now, so we must apart.
But before you go, I will reveal to you the reality of these incidents. And then he mentions incidents. As for the first one, you see the ship, they were kind the people on the ship were kind indeed, but just slightly ahead. When we had disembarked. ahead of them, there was a pirate ship these pirates, what they would do is that any ship that attracted that attention, it would board the ship, kill the sailors, kill the passengers and lose and raid the ship.
So I damaged it enough for them to be able to sail by
not enough for them to drown, but enough for them to be able to sail by, but I damaged it enough for them for the ship not to attract the attention of the pirates, and for the pirates, to actually let them go thinking that their ship is not worth reading and boarding. So I did repay their favor, but not in the manner that you thought. And this was a secret a mystery of the future, whose knowledge Allah had given me, but kept from you.
The story of the young land,
his parents were extremely pious.
And he was a form. In that side, he was rebellious.
And the last panel with Allah which to take him away and replace him with an obedient, faithful, loyal, pious son.
Again, this was something that was hidden from you and therefore you could not understand
and the story of the collapsing wall, far from doing the people of the village a favor, who had been very cruel to us, and inhospitable.
The truth is that this wall,
concealed a treasure beneath, and this treasure had been buried by parents, for their children, to orphans to children, whose parents died before they died. And before they left their children's orphans, they buried this treasure. This treasure is destined for these orphans. However, children are still young. If that wall had collapsed completely, the treasure would have been revealed the same inhospitable, cruel and selfish people of the village who refuse to entertain two of the greatest servants of Allah, they would have pounded, pounced on that wealth.
And we would have taken it and deprive the orphans. So Allah azza wa jal wish to keep the treasure concealed, and therefore the wall that was about to collapse, or repaired it so that it would remain standing for longer, eventually, when the two orphans would grow up, and they would be able to stand on their own two feet and look after themselves, the wall will collapse, revealing the treasure destined for the orphans, and they will lay claim to it. So again, we did not repay the village. Rather, we kept the village from oppressing two orphans. But this is a mystery of the future, whose knowledge was kept from you. But law bestowed upon me that knowledge and that understanding, and
these were just three incidents. But now we must part ways, because if you wish to remain with me, and as I said to you, you must remain obedient. You must promise to remain patient, and you cannot question me about anything, because you just don't have the understanding or the ability
to actually understand thoroughly, but now that you have failed in that GT, we must part ways and he stuck to his word.
dissappeared prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says in de la Moosa, may Allah have mercy on Moosa. Had he been a bit more patient, we would have learned much more.
Even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, our own Prophet says that if Musashi Salaam had been patient, we would have learned much more. What the story illustrates to us is that beyond this material physical world who's interested
We may have, there is another dimension, there is a secret, spiritual, hidden world, that is something beyond the world that we see feel, taste and touch. And that we smell that we live in, that we know exists, that we know we exist.
We do not possess the ability, we do not have the credentials, we don't have that understanding, to fully fathom
the reality of that spiritual dimension.
And that's why the messengers of Allah came to teach us to tell us about us. We may not fully understand it, but it's there, it's a reality. And life's too short. You see this attitude that unless I understand it, I can't believe it.
Give you a very crude example, with sitting here we bathed in light, artificial light.
how many of us
can accurately very precise and thoroughly and convincingly to ourselves and to others? Explain the mechanics
and the procedure behind electricity?
an electrician may be able to fix and repair the lights, but in thorough detail, satisfactorily, and convincingly. Of course, there are some without doubt, but I'm talking about in everyday life, as you and I as individuals sitting here, for instance, right now, how many of us can explain the inner workings and the mechanics of light and electricity? We can't.
Yet if you were to try and explain this, to someone who's never seen artificial lines,
let's say someone in and
in a jungle, who's lived a natural life, and never seen electricity,
of course, they would disbelieve,
because the most you would be able to say to them is that look, we flick on a switch, and lo and behold, we are bathed in lines.
Now we live this reality every single day. We use electricity in our workplaces, in our homes all the time, 24 hours a day, yet none of us can explain it. None of us can truly understand the inner workings and the mechanics of lines. We've grown that much to shorts, we've grown up, and we spend our days simply knowing that look, we don't know how it works, which reality we flick on the switch, we flick a switch, that is electricity that is light. Now I know it's a very crude example. But
for those people who have tapped into that spiritual world,
for the messengers of Allah, who have come to expand and introduce us, to the reality of the spiritual world.
These are realities. We may not fully understand them, we may hardly understand.
But they are a reality.
We don't have the time and the ability to actually understand them. Look at the Prophet Musa alayhis salam do we feel that really say to him even though he knew he was the Messenger of Allah waqif Hospital had Ahmad and Cobra, but no, you cannot accompany me, because you will never be able to remain patient. And then rhetorically he says, and how can you remain patient? How can you be expected to remain patient of something which you cannot fully understand? Even the Prophet Musa alayhis salam being who he was, was already told by alayhis salam, that even though I explain these things to you, you will never be able to fully understand
and he was a messenger of Allah.
What this story illustrates is more than even the other three and what the central theme of all four stories from Sudoku is, is that there is a spiritual world, there is a spiritual dimension, there is a spiritual reality.
That is much more than material possessions and the physical world that we have become so reliant on. And so believing in
and this is what the messengers of Allah, this is what
this is what the true Empire servants of Allah have tapped into that spiritual reality.
Teachers came to teachers
And that's something we should be willing to accept and principle, principle and be willing to learn more about, because that is one of the greatest foundations of religion, faith in the labor in the unseen and a connection with that spiritual reality.
Having mentioned that,
let me go on to,
in fact, before, maybe tomorrow as well, I'll continue with this topic of the diseases of the heart. But
I'd like to share
a story that's fascinated me.
it resonates with many people's concerns, as well as mental and intellectual struggle.
Some of you, or many of you will have undoubtedly heard of monogrammed imagine that
And this has to do with maximum spirituality. This has to do with the physical world and the spiritual world. One, imagine that he about the law, he was
a scholar who died in the 70s,
approximately 3540 years ago.
it's from the continent from Lucknow, and very bad in up in northern India.
He was born in the previous century. And he also has a translation and a commentary of the Koran,
in both Urdu and in English, and I think he's the only individual who holds this unique honor of having a translation of the arm, and to see a commentary in two languages. I say that because he didn't do one and have the other translated. What he did, is he wrote an English translation of the Holy Quran,
and an English commentary.
Fresh, a new by itself. And then differently and distinctly, without any connection to the English translation, and commentary, he wrote, a completely different translation, fresh and directly, along with the commentary in order to.
So that's why I say he probably holds a unique honor of having translated and commented on the whole report in two separate languages, both individual works and endeavors in their own right, and none of them having any connection with the other, let alone be translated from the other.
Someone who matches the reality, he has a translation commentary, and quite well known as a man of letters. And I'll just be very brief, what fascinated me about his story. And some of you may actually be unaware of these details, is that he, he enjoyed a lot of what people aspired.
His father was a very influential and high ranking, government, official and civil servants.
As a result of which he grew up in a very well, he was born into and grew up in a very wealthy household, although he didn't always enjoy these riches later in life, but he was born and he grew up in a very wealthy household. And if you look back at the Indian subcontinent, not even in the previous century, but long before
you can imagine as well that he grew up in a mansion with extensive lambs and lawns, in tennis courts.
They had tennis courts in their private residence, so it must have been extremely rich. So he grew up in that wealth. He had servants and private teachers, even as a child, when he would go to school. He used to have a servant who would travel with him to school every day, just carrying his satchel, his school bags, his books, and his lunch. So he grew up with a silver spoon in his mouth.
He was surrounded by wealth and riches.
He had the best education. He was very, very intelligent.
He studied Persian studied Arabic, even in childhood, and he also studied English. And because these were the days of the British Raj in India, many of his teachers were native Englishman from
So he had first hand experience of expert teaching.
He was so intelligence panel, that at the age of 12, he was already writing articles in national newspapers,
as well as English. By the age of 14, he had translated two of Shakespeare's plays from English into all of them.
And he was already immersing himself in Persian poetry, and all through an English poetry. He was a voracious reader, and he would devour books, journals, and newspapers.
By the age of 15, he was already
writing reviews of books.
And he was studying books of Western philosophy.
He was extremely intelligent.
And when he immersed himself
First of all, it was just literature, poetry, but at the age of 15, or so when he became more serious, imagine a 15 year old child, who had never stepped out of his, the few villages in the cities of his local area. He was already immersing it when he was at the age of 15, when he started studying very deeply and delving deeply into books of Western philosophy, studying all the greatest philosophers of the west of the Renaissance.
By the age of 17, he began having doubts about Islam.
And the reason for that was this philosophy, in the sense that philosophy, Western philosophy, which was based on materialism, and the on the Renaissance, on the scientific principle, that
unless it's physical, unless it's material, unless it's tangible, and unless it can be perceived through the human senses by the human senses.
It doesn't exist.
And the whole, the philosophy was based and predicated on this principle of matter. Matter matters.
And that's it, it's physical, it doesn't exist.
And this principle is one of the root reasons for the weakening and the eventual dismissal of religion. Because religion is based on spirituality on the unseen. And the idea is that, if it exists, we should be able to see it, feel it, discover it,
touch it, smell it, perceive it through our senses.
And if we can't, and it doesn't exist,
this is the roots principle of materialism and matter. So, philosophy being based on this, he devoured the books of philosophy,
to the degree that he began to have doubts about religion,
about the teachings of Islam.
By the age of 17, he had very serious doubts. By the age of 18, he became a fully fledged atheist
who was born Muslim, was still in the Koran were teachers. In fact, his grandfather was an alum.
His grandfather was an alum.
And his father was although he wasn't a scholar, his father was a son, sorry, his father, his grandfather from his maternal side, his mother's maternal grandfather, was
actually his, his paternal grandfather was a scholar, and his his father, despite being the son of a scholar,
sorry, even though he wasn't a scholar, being the son of a scholar himself, he was extremely pious. So the whole household was very, very pious. In fact, one of the magic that he about he mentioned that his mother never missed the budget in her entire life. She would spend hours on the prayer mount, praying, reciting, and he was surrounded by religion in his household, his mother, his sister, his family, his father,
his father would pray Salah five times with jamara, without fail every day.
despite all of this by the age of 18, because he devoured the books of philosophy, and he began to believe in matter, rather than spirituality and anything which existed beyond matter, he eventually renounced religion and at the age of eight
18 he became a fully fledged atheist. He no longer believed in Allah. He no longer believed in Islam, he no longer believed in religion, he refused to believe in the existence of a spiritual world and dimension.
But he says about himself, even though he was no longer a Muslim by heart, and by mind and in belief, culturally, he remained a Muslim, in that he never ate around, he never drank, he never committed since he was an atheist, intellectually in mind and at heart. But in practice, although he never prayed
or believed, he lived by the principles of religion, the characteristic and the moral teachings, he refrained from her own food and drink,
he never had any illicit relations. So morally, and in character who remains a Muslim culturally as well.
He remains a fully fledged atheist, for eight years, till the age of 26. And even at the age of 26, he was still an atheist. But
and this is what concerns us.
since he had expired,
all books of philosophy, Western philosophy, he had normal books to read, in Western philosophy.
Gradually, he began taking an interest in Eastern philosophy,
Buddhist philosophy, the philosophy of Confucius, of Buddha, of the Chinese, of the ancient Indian scriptures, and that's Eastern philosophy, as opposed to Western philosophy. So he began reading about the eastern great philosophy, the Great Eastern philosophers. And as he delved deeper and deeper into Eastern philosophy,
he eventually came to know of and discover and realize a completely different diamonds,
the Eastern and remember what I said at the beginning, humanity, throughout its history, has always believed in another dimension, beyond matter, and this belief only in the physical dimension, and the refusal to believe in any other dimension is a relatively recent phenomenon. So the eastern philosophers, the Hindu philosophers, the Chinese philosophers, the Indian philosophers, and we're not just talking about over the past few centuries, but for 1000s of years, have always believed in the spirit, and in spirituality, and in another dimension beyond the material, physical world.
So when he started reading these works of philosophy, he says, A whole new world opened up before me, for the first time in my life, from intellectuals and from philosophers, and from poets.
I was learning about a completely different world, a world that existed beyond matter, a world that existed beyond our minds, our eyes, our senses, our nose, and our hands, a world that we could not feel, but which others had experience.
And I became angry with myself. And I was extremely angry with the Western philosophers in the sense that they, despite laying claim to ultimate knowledge, they had
never come to know or if they didn't know, they had conceal this other world, from their readers, from their students and from the world.
And so with the same vigor and passion, that he devoured the books of Western philosophy, he began to devour the books of Eastern philosophy.
In two years, he was still an atheist, at the age of 28.
Although he was an atheist, he now accepted that
all truth, all learning, all scientific knowledge and discovery did not just rest with the Western philosophers. But but the eastern philosophers also had tapped into another reality, another dimension with equal conviction.
So now the two worlds were balanced before him the material world and the physical world.
But he was still an atheist, sorry, the material and physical world and the spiritual world. One day he went to a friend's house
and he picked up a book
in Persian, remember he had mastered Arabic or
English and Persian. So at the age of 28, I visited a friend's home. And whilst he was
looking through the bookshelf, he came across the McDonough, we have gelato, the room he wrote
a book of poetry and perish.
And he began reading it.
And looking at it, and on the side, there were footnotes. There were there were handwritten notes.
And the handwritten notes were simply titled hygiene. Some Haji had written notes on the margins of the book.
So he became interested, he began reading he couldn't put the book down.
So he requested from his friend to be able to take the book home,
took the book home, once he had finished the book, a lot of work. By the time he reached the end of the month, we have one Anna Geraldine Rumi
and the footnotes of someone called Hagee
and marginal notes by the end of mithuna. We, when he finished Matthew me, he put the book down and he loudly recited a shadow Allah Allah in the law, what should I do so after 10 years of atheists, he again we discovered Islam
and it became a belief.
And then even then his journey continued. For the next four years, he immersed himself in spirituality. Then he decided to study the works of our scholars. He came across the McTell bat of
Imam Rabbani. She wanted
to learn Hindi, he studied them his vision, his understanding of religion became even more clear, then he gave me an
array. And then he became a faithful disciple, and students as naturally turn we, and then under the guidance and instruction of
the law, he had a he eventually began writing the translation and the seed of the Holy Quran. And so that work came later, much later, after this eventful journey of his life. And this is the way he spent the rest of his days in learning and teaching well in learning, in writing, and in studying and in the company of the scholars and things. And when he died, this man imagine who had lived such a life when he died, he requested that he be buried, and he his funeral will be conducted according to the Sunnah. And that when he is buried, his body is taken to the dark room of Nativity, Lola, in Lucknow. And that morning that will have some le net we refer to La la, perform Salatu janaza over
him with the Taliban, the students have been praying over him and that when he dies, the Acaba and the Messiah of India should be informed immediately, and a request should be made for their dough. But
they should not be troubled to travel to Lucknow to attend his janaza salah and he said, the Messiah and the pious of this unmap should be notified. And chief and first amongst them should be shackled. Hadees mon
La La of Sacramento. Now, I've read his biography or his autobiography. And what fascinates me about his story is that he grew up rich, he enjoyed much of what we aspire to
a very happy childhood wealth,
a brilliant said education,
the best of degrees, the best of teachers and teachers,
the best of minds.
And despite all of that, he became an atheist.
And having become an atheist, he then we discovered Islam by realizing that there was a spiritual dimension beyond the material and physical world.
And that's when he came back to religion with a thorough understanding.
And I guess his lesson would be, and his message would be that you know, you don't need to go through what I went through.
You don't need to experience what I experienced. You should not expose yourselves to the spiritual and the intellectual dangers that I expose myself to IE that I became an atheist, I became godless in hearts and mind. I renounced religion, I refuse to believe in the spiritual dimension world until
I was re I was introduced to it by Eastern philosophies.
And only then did I come back to religion. And then I realize the simplicity, but also at the same time, the complexity and the eternal truth of the words of Allah, and the words of his noble messengers of Allah.
You know, in this day and age, of science, of technology, of learning, of great philosophy, when claims are being made, of having learned and discovered more than any era, any generation of humanity before, and indeed, we have learned a lot, and we have discovered a lot. And science has made great strides, and great progress. And Learning and Technology have advanced beyond the wild streams. And yet, still, just to say that, I'm sorry, Hassan was told by Salah
that your knowledge in its entirety, and my knowledge in its entirety, combined, in comparison to the knowledge of the last panel with the other does not equal, even one drop in comparison to the ocean.
none of our learning and our science and our technological advancements will change this reality of the spiritual dimension.
And that spiritual dimension exists. And that's what religion is all about. That's what spirituality is about. That's what Allah and his family have taught us.
That's what I mentioned at the very beginning of Quran, Allah Dini.
before Allah speaks about what you want to sell out,
and those who spend that wealth which we have given them, and those who established Salah, even before salons, aka Allah Subhana, Allah says, Allah veniamin, all those who believe in the unseen, it's that unseen world, which affects us. It's not like, Oh, it's there, whether we believe in it, we don't believe in it doesn't make a difference. No, that's the whole thing, that spiritual world, that spiritual dimension affects us more than anything else. In fact, as I said, at the beginning, the essence of him being what makes a human, a human is not the bank, and the body of flesh, blood and bones, but rather, it's the spirits that resides within him. And that's what makes a human a
human. If that spirit is alive, the human is alive. If that spirit is dead, the human is dead. That means a person could be physically alive and spiritually alive because of the Spirits Within a person can be physically alive, thriving, extremely attractive and healthy. But the spirits can actually be dead within that purse. So it's not the physical body that matters. It's important in its own right, but it's not the essence of a human being. What makes a human a human is the spirit, the rule, and that's something which we will never understand. ie its complexities, its intricacies, its inner workings, its mechanics, we won't be able to understand those things. As of last season,
the Holy Quran with the Luna kangaroo,
multi terminal a la cadena.
They asked you regarding the route the spirits say to them, the route the spirit is a matter of my Lord. And you have not been given of knowledge but very little, we won't be able to understand it. Even when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was questioned about it. A lot did not reveal an exposition of the spirits in the room, or an allows reply was brief, which is leave it to the Lord, it's a matter of my Lord. You have not been given much knowledge, you've been given very little knowledge. That's all I accepted to reality. But don't try to understand it thoroughly because you will never gain that understanding. And the reality is that the spirits affects us more than
anything else. What makes a human human is the Spirit. And so what should we be masters is? Yes, it's important to nourish our bodies. It's important to maintain our bodies. It's important to keep our bodies healthy, and to prevent them from being subjected to disease and sickness. But
more than our bodies, it's vital to keep our spirits healthy and alive more than our bodies. We need to protect our spirits from its maladies. Its malaise of sickness and its ailments.
And if we don't, we may have a living, thriving physical body, but our spirit shall suffer death. And if the spirit suffers a death, there is no future for it with a last panel with Allah because what concerns
Law on the day of reckoning in the life of the spiritual world, in the Hereafter, after we die after this body has disintegrated the spirits lives on or should live on. But if it's if it's died, if it's undergone a death, then there is no future for it, there is no hope for it. A dead spirits can not reside in
a dead spirits is for another abundant.
So, we need to remind ourselves that as human beings, it's not just our bodies that matter. There is another world, the spiritual world, and that spiritual world concerns our role within. This is what Salah is all about. This is what Eva is all about. This is what fasting is all about. The month of Ramadan is coming up, this is what the whole month of Ramadan is about. This is what religion is about. This is what he thought about. And if we neglect our spirits, that no matter how attractive, beautiful, healthy and strong, we may be physically, we will actually be living corpses, zombies, zombies.
And about that, as I said, Let today be an introduction. Tomorrow inshallah I'll speak about the spiritual diseases and the sickness of the souls and how that can be remedied and how vital and important it is, and how we need to bring the spiritual dimension into our lives. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enable us to understand what's the law who was in America after he was sued