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And today insha Allah.
Speaking about the wild boar humility.
Some time ago I spoke on the topic of pride Horton as Americans.
And in contrast,
how we should fear that refrain from its try to eradicate pride from our characters.
And in contrast, how we should try to instill humility.
So I focused on giving an original
meaning pride haughtiness self concedes on that occasion. Today, I'll be focusing on the opposite,
which is the word humility.
There are many words in the Arabic language which describe this
emotion, and trained to characteristic hold
many different words all of them point to the same thing which is to be simple, mean lonely, humble,
not only before the creator but also before creation.
Allah loves those who are
just as people love those who are
no one likes them arrogant.
Least of all, alas Carnival with a
lot saves in the Quran in Hebrew stuck between
verily he does not
like those who are arrogant
in another verse in the law Hello.
Indeed the law does not like any
swaggering boastful person
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Again, law does not like any swaggering boastful purse
and to say a lot does not like an arrogant person is to put it mildly.
For a lot disliking someone is immense.
That person is removed from Allah as Mercy is the targets of a large displeasure rather than anger. So when our own sees a lot does not like an arrogant person a lot does not like a boastful swaggering person that's putting it mildly
otherwise in one ad
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and also by others from a war era hold the alarm I'm gonna sober lots and alarm I think was some of them says, I'll give it out what he does, you will add them to his early from an ASEAN sheet and in Houma to houfy jam that, give it a year which means promise
Pride and greatness
are my upper golf.
Pride is my undergarments. What greatness is my love of golf.
So whoever tries to snatch any of these two from me or anything of the two from me a little goofy jahannam and shall throw him into jail.
And in one of the same IDs Batman had hacking aneurysm we're stuck. The wording is a son. Allah says whoever tries to snatch any one of these two from me, but sometimes I would break
and in other narrations, what are barely and I don't, I do not care what I will not care. So when the Quran says he does not like the boastful, arrogant person that's putting it mildly, otherwise in reality, last panel with the other breaks such a person both in the dunya and in the
analyst panel with Allah will fling him into gentlemen. And one of the reasons is that
the main reason why a lot dislikes an arrogant person
is that just like in the dunya, we are all possessive.
What doesn't belong to someone else, what belongs to us, we will not allow anybody to gain a share.
No one can appropriate our wealth, our possessions, our belongings, no one can take away something whether brazenly or stealthily.
Because it belongs to us. And the whole world recognizes that right? They have something belongs to someone. No other person can unlawfully deprive them of that. Otherwise, it's theft. It's thuggery, burglary,
its speed, its misappropriation, all the different phrases that we have for such an act. And everyone frowns upon to RepRap frowns upon it, regardless of religion, even a simple thing like copyright, intellectual copyright, someone's thought someone's mental intellectual, and
even they are protected by copyright.
So, if something belongs to them exclusively,
then that individual will try everything to ensure that it's not misappropriated in any way.
Well, in a similar manner.
Allah subhanho data has some unique exclusive action.
And one of them is, as he describes in that album, greatness majesty.
being proud is forbidden for the creation, but it's an attribute of a last panel
and sort of to rehash what Allah mentions his names and attributes. One of them is, he says, Hola, hola, de la ilaha illa and medical condusive salam, Mohammed Al Aziz al Jabbar.
It is He Allah besides whom there is no God
and Malik, he is the king, the true sovereign, of
the pure the giver of purity
as salaam, the one of peace, the giver of peace, and was
the one who grants security and more hand in the dominant,
Aziz, the Almighty, Allah Jabbar,
so, the late
attributes here are very different to the earlier ones. Allah describes himself as being a little more Haman, Aziz al Jabbar and Mata Kabir, the dominant,
the all mighty,
one of the meanings of
is to enforce, to compel
and a third of the meaning is to enslave in fact a lot of dresses the messengers of the law, it was one of them. One of the verses of the Quran says we'll get into an even better bar for the enemy half away the messenger of law you are not an enforcer over them.
to the poor
Whoever fears my fears my threat. So Allah is telling the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that even though you are the Messenger of Allah, you are unable to and nor you're obligated to enforce the teachings of religion.
The most even though you are the Messenger of Allah, the Most you can do is remand. admonish advise.
So whoever's hearts and mind are open, they will be receptive to the message. If they aren't, then you shouldn't, and ultimately you can't and you won't be able to compel them.
In another verse, telling the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam undertook
a coup meaning, what will you compel the people until they become believers, even the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam could not compel or enforce so one of the meanings of the word Jabbar is to enforce just as Allah says, well, not entirely him but Jabbar or messenger ER and lots of Jabbar over the meaning and in force
and fought law the meaning of Jabbar is that he is an enforcer and indeed he is in slavery in slavery in the sense that his creation are slaves to.
So the dominant one, the all mighty, the enslaver.
And what the Kabir the prime,
entitlement to be worshipped, to be praised.
To be fair,
to be proud, to be boastful.
The entitlement of all of these things belongs only to Alaska.
In fact, our whole program begins with these were
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or praise belongs to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.
Everyone loves to be praised.
But Allah says ultimately all praise only and truly belongs to a lot, a lot of work. And that's why in the other verse, fell in love and handle up this summer, they were up bill out of the rubble. And I mean, when I will keep it here for some hour to one hour of disease of hacking Allah essays to Allah belongs all praise the Lord of the heavens,
and the Lord of the earth, the Lord of the worlds, when a whole Kibriya unto Him belongs pride and greatness in the heavens, and on earth, and he is your mighty, all wise. So when law speaks about himself in the in these terms,
this Kibriya this pride, this greatness, this belongs exclusively to Allah subhanho wa, wherever tries to snatch it off him, Allah subhanho wa Taala sees that person as a challenger to Allah in one of his most exclusive attributes, and thus Allah will break.
But that's still speaking about pride. But I've mentioned all of this to explain why Allah, to put it mildly dislikes anyone
who is proud, who is boastful, who is arrogant to is swaggering.
Because Allah sees that individual even though he is one of the creation, as being a challenger to Allah and one of his attributes.
But conversely, Allah the creator loves those who are humble, simple, meek, and the creation loves those who are humble softer than me.
this is why if someone wants to become close to a large
one of the closest positions to Allah to become close to Allah is in frustration.
The lower a person makes themselves before last parameter with the highest law regards
and more love lives.
law here, they relate to Ethan his Muslim, from Barbara de la Abdullah, Norma has similar rates that my father relates and undoubtedly This is, these are the words this is a lethal assault Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who says Allah subhanho wa Taala Satan's
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money the world or the cousin refer to her. And I borrow the alarm imitated the prophets alarm it will send them in the duration of the words and the destruction of its meaning. That Allah soprano Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says that last panel was
blessed and elevated as he sings, meant the world that I lead.
Whoever is humble for me in this way, or a factor who Herc other than I shall raise him in this way.
So the more a person humbles themselves before Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala, honors them, elevates them and loves them.
For real, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not see them as a challenge, but as a servant and a slave. And that's a position Allah loves. award,
which is above the means a servant
or a slave. And all the means servitude, and the rank of mu the servitude is probably one of the greatest routes any human being can achieve.
Even the prophets of Allah had a Masato said
they have many achievements, but last parenthood and are often mentions, even the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, at the moments of his greatest achievements as an as a servant and a slave.
And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recognized himself as a servant and a messenger of law.
In fact, even in the Shahada thing, what did he say?
What should I do under Mohammed Abdullah who wore a suit? And I bear testament, that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is a laws messenger and his ad sir,
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us how about Viola horn,
flatter, praise and elevate
just as the nazarenes flattered, praised and elevated, he saw the sun of meridian
rather, why they they find they made them into a garden there and wish rather the messenger sallallahu Sallam says,
of me You should say, Abdullah what a pseudo allows servants and
so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam recognized himself as being an absolute servant of Allah. In the hadith of heraclius.
We covered the Hadith in which it was mentioned that when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote a letter to heraclius, he was the,
the emperor of the Byzantine Roman Empire. And as was the custom traditionally and you remain, so in some parts of the world, monarchs, Kings, rulers despawns would always be addressed, and they would address themselves and they would speak of themselves in very glorifying flowery
and give themselves all sorts of titles, the Lord of the east and the west,
King of kings.
That's why in the Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of the titles that some of the Emperor's used to use, especially the Persian ones, was Sha one Sha,
Sha means King rudl Emperor, and Shang Shah means the emperor of Emperor is the king of kings, the Sovereign of sovereigns. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam actually said do not say shahan Shah, for the only show him the King of Kings the emperor of Emperor's is a last resort.
So, people would have a habit of speaking of their monarchs and kings and rulers in very flowery language, and they themselves would
give themselves such titles. But when the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam wrote a letter to heraclius he wrote min Mohammed bin Abdullah he was suli he in our hero crowd in the room
the servants of Allah, the slave of Allah and His Messenger, to heraclius, the great one.
So even in his correspondence, the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam emphasized his servitude and his being a slave and a servant of the law primarily, often even before his title is a message.
And that's the greatest rank that Allah conferred upon many of the messengers or udia, of servitude. What's a great Allah when he speaks about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam receiving the revelation of the Quran, receiving the book,
uniquely the poor and only mentioned the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam by name five times, four times as much and once as
often when Allah speaks about the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam receiving or being the recipient of Revelation, he refers to him not in
other terms, but rather simply as act
111 to the insula, add the Kitab All Praise be to that Allah who revealed the Book to His servants, Muslim for upon Allah, Who reveal the distinction meaning the Quran upon his servant
one hulan Ma Ma Abdullah here the room, God we know
that when Allah servants rose to call out to Allah, the people were close to clinging on to him in attacking him. Abdullah meaning the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but his greatest achievement was when Allah carried him from Makkah to beta macness to Jerusalem from Jerusalem to the heavens, in that miraculous journey of his throat and mirage. And on that occasion, how does Allah speak of him when he was shown Jim, Jim in the heavens, he met the prophets. He spoke to Allah subhanho with Allah, Allah called him and bestowed upon him such a rank such ons that he never bestowed upon me of the messenger of prophets before him on that miraculous journey on that eventful
night. How does a lot describe the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in his greatest loftiest achievement, he says sapan and Lily isabey. Abdi he laid the minimum mustard, mustard
that glorify that love and care of his servants buy
from her arm.
So he, the prophets of Allah, and he, especially the Prophet, Muhammad, sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when they were at their greatest last panel was
conferred upon them the title of,
and very tellingly, even the Prophet Isa, the son of Miriam. And he was salam, who has always been hailed, not always though, who for some time, after him, but for a very long time now has, has been hailed as God, the Son of God, one of the Holy Trinity
and worshipped and prayed as a god.
Even that Isa, the son of million last panel with the ad essays leus, than giving them a secret in your corner, the lilla, one of the Muller
woman, yes, thank you for that he was the
first show me lady Jimmy.
Lots, Anna says never will receive the Messiah
becoming an Arab servant and a slave to Allah. And neither will
the angel, the closest angels, and whoever does stand
the worship of Allah and his arrogance.
Allah will soon amass all of them unto himself.
So the verse says that even that be sir, the son of Miriam,
who is worshipped and hailed as God and what the Son of God one of the Holy Trinity, even though he would never turn up his nose, even he would never disdain or turn away from becoming a seven to the law.
I've mentioned the story before that there was a young man who was a Christian, and he was looking into Islam.
And he was attracted by the religion. He was reading or studying Islam and he became convinced
of the monotheism of Allah, the truthfulness of Islam. And he was ready to embrace that there was one obstacle,
one great obstacle that prevented him from actually embracing Islam. And that was that he had been a devout Christian.
And as part of his devoutness, and his devotion to his religion, and
he is the son of money of Jesus, that he had always viewed as God.
He expressed his feelings in this way, that
till today, or till the moment I stopped worship, as a Christian,
I always hailed Jesus, as God, the Son of God, one of the Holy Trinity. And he had such a lofty and high rank, in my view, since I worshipped him, I prayed to him.
He was my Lord, my Savior.
Now, fine braces now.
Of course, I abandon the worship of Jesus. But at the same time, my heart and mind are just unable to accept and be comfortable with the thought of suddenly and drastically reducing Jesus, from the position of God, one of the Trinity and the Son of God, to a lowly humble servants, like any of the servants of God, he said, my mind and hearts, my very being, just couldn't accept that. And this was the obstacle. It was something emotional, it was a mental block. He prevent this soul thing prevented him from embracing Islam. But he continued his search and continue to read the Quran, until he came across this verse. And when you read this verse, ladies, thank you for the mercy in
your goon Abdullah, who was the mother, or a boon that never will the Messiah, to stay, if you turn up his nose, frown upon disdain in your corner than being a slave and add a servant to Allah, and nor will the closest angels is that when he read that verse, When I read that verse, this suddenly removed that one block, and I said to myself, if Jesus himself has no problem being a slave and a servant of Allah than my problem.
So the verse is very telling that even the closest angels and the one and the prophets who was worshipped as a God, if even they do not mind, they do not disdain rather they love being the servants and a bard of a large panel with Anna, then why not us? This is the loftiest rank, one of the lofty strengths a human being can achieve which is or who the serve achieve being a true Adam servant to a lot and that's why I'm sort of confer upon our last panel with Allah describes,
allows chosen servants and there's a long section which says, whatever
the DM Shona
Luna powervu Salama, that when and the true servants wherever man, the true servants of the gracious one are those
Allah mentions many of the attributes. They spend their nights in frustration, and standing before their law.
They pray to Allah for their protection from the fire or
they spend well in charity in the way of a law. They abstain from idolatry from immoral immorality, indecency from sins, and if they ever do commit a mistake, then suddenly they return to Allah.
So Allah mentions many of their beautiful attributes of worship, of prayer, of charity, of vigil at Mount of repentance.
Allah begins all of these qualities love begins all of these attributes with
humility, Allah says, about or man Allah veniam Shona, of the hohner the true servants of man, the Gracious one are those who walk upon the earth lightly hope. They walk humbly upon the
way that hospitable manager Ilona poudel, Salama, when the ignorant address them, they say a thing of peace.
They say a thing of peace. It doesn't just mean they say something
Mr. Aleikum because even that can be said very dismissively. So if someone's arguing,
and a person very arrogantly, and dismissively says a seller, Mr. ecoman walks off, that in itself can exacerbate the problem. Rather, whatever they say, they say something of peace to calm the situation, to pacify the other person, to defuse the situation. They say a thing of peace. They speak humbly, softly. So they walk humbly, they speak softly. Allah mentions many of their attributes, but before all of them before their worship, their prayer, their charity, their vigil, Allah mentions their humility, their humble walk, and their humble gates and humble speech. So, these are the Riba, the servants of Imam, Allah describes his chosen ones as a bird. Amongst the
rest of creation, Lord speaks of his messengers as ever, and indeed they were, the prophets of Allah, Allahu wa Salatu was Salam have always been the most humble the humbleness in everything.
Even though when one looks at their position, their achievements, their moods, cheats, or follows.
One would expect a normal human being not the messengers, but any other human being, to be proud and arrogant, to be full of self concedes on such occasions, but remarkably, the greater the achievements of the messengers, the greater their human
summit so that we have the examples of the Prophet cillian Malaika, Sudan the Prophet use of Allah His salon, example of our own Prophet Mohammed Salah line equals
the Prophet Solomon at his center.
It's mentioned about the Prophet that
Allah gave him kingdom.
But at the same time, the prophets of Allah hiding who seldom says
marikana them up to hate them in a family they were in an obeah LA County I put them in an earlier day. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, No one has ever consumed any food, better than that which his own hands have earned.
ie one should work and strive for one's livelihood, not depend on the charity of others.
And then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam continues, that never has anyone consumed or at any food, which is better than that food which is at by earning with the hard work of his hands. And then he continues in the Hades, and verily, even the prophets of Allah award would eat from the efforts and the work of his own.
So Allah had given kingdom to the Prophet though that alayhis salam, Allah bestowed wisdom and knowledge and profited
and Kingdom upon him he was a king Emma prophets. And yet, even in that position of being a monk, and absolute ruler, with the wealth of the nation at his feet, the profit that would relate his salon would consume his food, with the efforts and the earning of his own hand.
His son Solomon, Allah,
Allah gave him kingdom and immense power allow me the wind subservient, his command as mentioned in the hora. And so the man alayhis salam,
along with his father was not just given knowledge, wisdom and profited. But
the man at his salon says,
The Quran says
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theory about the meaning.
And verily, we did this stone knowledge upon Solomon, and
that would insulate math. And both of them father and son, both profit center, and hunger in the football. All Praise be to that law who gave us privilege and preference over many of his believing sir. So again, Praise to Allah for everything that they had received. And that's the first message of the Quran and the Quran begins with the law of the land. And then the Quran says, Well, what is the son of the man or the Buddha? What Allah Yeah, you know, sort of liniment
what will Tina mean cliche, in how the whole fathering been? And so a man inherited
and he sucks. So the man succeeded in everything.
Kingdom in profits in knowledge and wisdom.
I'm sorry man and even Salaam said,
willing to play we were meaning me and my father, we were taught the speech of the birds, and we were given up everything. Truly this is a clear and manifest grace and bounty of them.
So they were given so much power, along with their knowledge, their kingdom, their prophets, or their treasures of wealth and riches. Solomon, Solomon, his father will also taught the speech of the bear
despite being given so much and then
they were forever praising and grateful to Allah and then what I mentioned is a story which illustrates this. What I'm saying is watershed only saw a man or a woman a genuine instead of a player from us.
Once swam and swam came out in the procession,
whenever people simply participate in the procession, they are filled with pride.
For the see the numbers, the pomp and the glory
and these are simple spectators.
What are the individual in whose honor the procession, the procession is being led.
came out in a procession, at the head of the procession,
and Allah sees who was included in this procession, his armies, his hosts,
armies of what Allah sees was a manager and a woman and Jr. will insert
the hosts and the armies of Solomon were amassed from amongst the Djinn the men and the birds, birds and bees, animals, men jinn
and then there was a procession
and they were all filed from user only were filed each regiment each section together and then have the other word in our military Yeah, you're
from Sorry, man, whoo hoo hoo.
Until them they arrived
at a value of an
a queen and said to the colony.
enter into your burrows enter into your home
into your whole
life. The man who saw a man was
walking like less than a man and his hosts as army's crushing and they don't even realize
that the best some of that can mean only. so silly man alayhis salaam smile at the words of the
Because that he was
marching in a procession of his armies, of jinn of men of birds all fine.
A lot made subservient to his command the wind,
so that even in the depth of a distant Valley,
even in the depth of a valley, when one ant spoke and communicated to the other Hance
the wind, subservient is command, carried and conveyed the speech and the communication of the animals to his ears. And by the knowledge of the speech of birds and animals that Allah had given him, he clearly understood its words. So looking at this sentencing all of this, so we might have either his salon what was his reaction? Was he proud was he arrogance was he exultant now?
His smile in humility, and he instantly turned to ally in prayer.
And what was the color of the zucchini and score near mythical Lottie and la vida de
la was Sydney Veronica fee vertical saline. He said Oh, my lord of zucchini grants me the ability, that I'd be grateful to your blessings and favors upon me and upon my father.
And grant me the ability that I do good
so that you may be pleased with me
and include me through your mess amongst your pious.
Look at his prayer and look at the timing the position the location
At the height of his achievement, Sunday man alayhis salaam, lowered and humbled himself and turned to Allah in humble prayer.
praying that life includes him amongst his humble pious
use of his salon did exactly the same
story of use of a salon is a very beautiful
It's a very gripping narrative, but not for the reasons that we often achieve. The story of cinema use valet his salon we often mistake as simply being the story of use of Angelica.
A story of romance of romance, a story of unrequited love.
Rather, the story of use fairy is is one of great tears and trenched.
It's about him. It's about envy,
and the envy that shavon whispers into the hearts of the creation that incites them to hurting and even murdering their own siblings. So the story is about the hustle the envy that she Blom
passed into the hearts of his own blood brothers, half brothers.
And as a result of that envy, how shavonne came in between him and his brothers. And in between the family, a family of prophets, it believes can come in between the family of prophets, the motto of it this
shape on Canaan between the hearts of a family of prophets,
and cast Brother against brother to the extent that they plotted to kill him. In the end, they abandoned him in a well, there he was picked up by a passing caravan, a young child who had everything comes from the speed the wisdom, knowledge, a future as a prophet, and yet he was cast into the well and abandoned,
sold into slavery.
carried away into a foreign land from Canada and Palestine into Egypt. Their souls sold at the marketplace
for a few times
the feminine boxing the raw human Madoka Allah says he was sold in the of a lowly Amiga price. A few there are only a few there was a few pounds, what can feed him? And has he been? And despite all the beauty of use of alayhis salaam and his position, his potential, what can feed him and has he been a lot blinded them in such a way? Well, they were blinded that they were, they were uninterested in use.
And they sold him off for a meager price. And then his journey in Egypt from the marketplace from the slave market to the power, so the powers of one of the courtiers of the king.
There, he was seduced by the wife when he spurned her advances, others plotted and schemed to get him to succumb to those
temptations to those advances, and yet, usefully his Salaam remains steadfast who was cast and flung into prison on a false charge of rape or attempted rape. It's harsh to say, but on what grounds was usefully his lamb flown to prison. What was the charge? They had to be even though it was a settlement,
they have to be a nominal charge. What was the charge, the charge was attempted rape.
Imagine a prophet of Allah.
Someone has chased as use of Allah His being charged with attempted rape, flung into prison, and left there to languish for many, many years.
That was useful as he went through that whole journey. Eventually, his dreams interpretation on the dreams, the summoning of the king is being restored to grace and then ultimately becoming de facto ruler of Egypt.
Finally, when he reached that position, he called for his parents
and his father had become blind
because of a sorrow and his weeping over use of a Salaam and then later over the weeping of his son, Binyamin.
He became blind
is stuck. His sight was
restored when he was brought to Egypt, the father and mother and the brothers,
when the parents and the whole family visited use for his Salaam upon his call, and they came into the royal court, and their usefully his Salaam, was in thrown upon Egypt. His brothers recognized his position and felt prostrates before him.
And he raised his parents on the throne.
And then, imagine how humans the felt,
that child who had been plotted against by his own brothers, and abandoned that eventually soul, he sees those brothers prostrating before him.
He who was at one time sold, sold into slavery at the marketplace in Egypt. He is now Lord of each.
And shavon, who came in between his family.
Now his family is once again a loving, caring single unit all come together.
How do you think he felt that achievement that relief after grief, usefully his Salaam, turned in absolute humility, even though his brothers were frustrating for him.
And he saw his dream of childhood come true. And this was his interpretation. He saw the live fulfillment or the interpretation of the dream as a child.
His dream was fulfilled
it should have been a moment of great pride.
Rather, usefully, his salon turned to largest likes to the environment.
And he said files that are similar the one
and the one even dunya will earn the Waffen he was slimmer wasn't hidden, he was slowly he he turned to Allah and said, Oh originates of the heavens and the earth. You are my guardian both in the world and in the hereafter.
Except me in death as a Muslim.
What hit me was slowly hain and join me with the pass a lot of two great prophets of Allah usefully Samson, Amana alayhis salam at their greatest moment of achievement, at the height of their fame and the peak of their power. They turn in humility to Allah subhanho wa Taala. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam did exactly the same when he conquered muckety muck around in the eighth year of his law. Here he was,
soon to be most of the whole of Arabia,
entering as a conqueror into the city, which only eight years ago drove him away, plotted to kill him, and he had to flee the city, alone in the darkness of the night, fearing for his life. Now he enters the city, that city which for eight years, relentlessly waged war against him, and what with the
explicit intention of eradicating his movement, his followers his religion, and killing him to now that city is at his feet.
He enters as a conqueror,
how to conquer as normally enter conquered city.
This habit of the labyrinth relate that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam when he entered the city of Mecca makara at the conquest of Mecca, in humility, His head was bad so low, that he was almost touching the Horn of
an amendment stood before him,
shaking in his boots, fearful of what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam would do, and the vengeance he would wreak on his enemies on that day. Rather, the profits of the law league was the man was brought to him, and he was quaking. Shake, profits a little out of fear. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, relieve yourself, be easy on yourself, and then, in order to
help him in order to ease things for him in order to create that ease for him. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as a mighty conqueror lowered and humbled himself by telling that person that you have no need to fear me.
be easy on yourself. I am but the son of a woman who used to eat dried me
And that was also lots of love it was on them on the day of conquest. Speaking of use of Allah His Salaam the people have asked him that oh Mohammed, what will it be this day? How will you treat us? He said to them I say to you what use have said to his brothers, that the three valet common young Pharaoh la Hola, como el Mirage, I mean, this day there will be no retribution against you. Rather, law will forgive you and He is the Most Merciful of the ones are shown as
every prophet of Allah, in the height of their power.
At the height of their achievements, they were the most humble before
the prophesy man alayhis salaam, the prophet, Yusuf Alayhi Salaam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam his humility was such that
it would share it shames his own followers.
And inshallah I won't speak much about the humility of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam today because we won't have time. But I'll devote one session entirely to the specific topic of the humility of Rasulullah sallallahu.
So all the servitude is the greatest rank that Allah bestows upon any other servants be the normal people or the messengers.
And we have been commanded by Allah. Allah loves those who are humble.
The messengers of Allah humble, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was a supreme example of meekness of humility and simplicity. And his followers have been commanded to be as humble as he wants. In these later by Muslim ram to learn early in his he from a companion, the album him or the a lot more than the sort of lust and the love it was in them sees what in the law, oh, how in the world, they will have their life
whatever are you doing?
pursuit law. So the law says, the law revealed to me the instruction
for all the people and the world that will not just to the Prophet sallallahu it was some bits of collective instruction within the law, Oh Ha in India and Eduardo. And indeed Allah revealed to me in instruction, that and the world that will all of you be humble.
What are the other so that one of you
is not boastful over the years?
And one of you does not transgressed against the
we love to boast.
it's a betrayal
of our true feel.
We say we are humble, but we praise ourselves and that betrays our self conceit.
We say we are humble, we believe we are humble, we deny that we are arrogant. One of the first signs of arrogance is a denial of arrogance.
Someone says I am not arrogant.
That in itself is the denial of arrogance.
We are volatile within we are unpredictable.
As human beings, we always have shaped them with us. Every one of us has a shape plan as a companion and through the constant incitements of that shape one
who whispers and blows into us. We are always feeling Yeah, we are volatile. So sometimes we feel down in the dumps. We feel subdued.
And that's all to do with the knifes The only reason we feel subdued is because enough's has robbed of what it wants. And then that's what what's the nourishment? What's the food of the knifes the body wants to be nourished by food and drink and
enjoyment? Sorry. The nourishment of the body is food and drink and the bestie or pleasures of the flesh.
That nourish means of the mind is inquiry, science learning, knowledge, inquisitive, inquisitiveness, the answering of questions, mental stimulation. That's the enjoyment of the mind. That's the nourishment of the mind. The nourishment of the body is different to the nourishment of the man
and the nourishment of the food of the soul.
The food of the mind has knowledge, anything which is intellectual and stimulate entertainments. That's the food of the mind. Entertainment is not the food of the body, it's the food of the man.
Pleasure best your pleasures, food and drink. These are the food and the nourishment of the body. But the soul has food as well. The soul has its own nourishment.
The good soul, the root, its nourishment is the spirituality of Allah and His Messenger, sallAllahu, Alayhi, wasallam and the hora.
But the bad elements of the soul, what's the food of the soul?
The food of the soul is, this is where fasting comes in.
What matters the most is the body, it doesn't actually matter the most. It's the other way around. But we feel the more pressing need with the body.
The body followed by the mind followed by the soul.
Whereas the importance, it's the soul than the mind than the body.
But we think of it the other way around, and we treat it the other way around. In our everyday life, practically, it's in reverse order, body first, followed by mind followed by the soul.
Now, when the body we hardly feel the hunger of the soul,
we do follow the feel the hunger of the man.
But never before the hunger of the body. When a person's hungry and thirsty,
they they're not interested in entertainment. You can't watch a film while she extremely hungry.
And forgets about spirituality or loftier things. So when a person is hungry,
they want to feed themselves. So feeding the body comes first when a person's satiated, and their hunger has been satisfied. Their thirst has been quenched in the now lazy. Now they've got time for other things, entertainment. So we watch we read. So that's the food of the mind. But the food of the soul, the food of the good soul is spirituality. But the food of the corrupt soul, what is it? It has food in all that food is worship.
The soul wants to be worship. The soul wants to be God.
That's the craving of power.
That's why people who
we have food and drink for the day, but we're never happy. We want more people who are very rich, they've got palatial home, they've got expensive cars, they've got all the money in the world that they would ever need, or their families would ever need. Got all the food and drink and clothing and accommodation they want. But they want more.
They're always trying to be important. Why would a very rich person want to be important? We think that we want to be important, so that we may become rich, that's not true. It's the other way around.
Even when a person is rich,
they see their riches as a means to importance they want to become we in our shallow thinking. Initially, we think money is a goal in itself. But ultimately, it's not a goal. Money is just a currency.
That's why don't ever be deceived by some people who are not interested in money. We may think they're very pious, because they're not interested in money at all.
So you go to someone they say that you've got a problem.
And they say to you, yes, you have got a problem. And you know what the cause is? Someone's done sorcery or someone's cast a spell on
how do I treat them out are treated for you. Oh, what's your charge? No charge. I won't take any money.
So you immediately think Mashallah, I'm not saying all of them are like this. No, I'm just saying that. So even though sometimes we have to be careful.
The ones who turn down money are a bit more sublime in their thinking. Because ultimately, money is occurrence. It's not a goal in itself.
If someone wants something from you, they can pay and then they can buy whatever they want from you. And that's it. You both go your separate ways.
If someone turns down money
and instead of money they're not interested in your money they interested in your
heart and mind
then knifes once your heart and man once then laughs has your heart and mind. You are enslaved, you are caught. Why then your money belongs to them as well. If your heart and mind belong to them, your money belongs to them too. So the knifes
even people who are rich, they want to be important. Why be important? Because that's what the knifes once the knifes wants to be adored. Were [???]. adulated. This is the true challenge with the last panelboard Allah. The next challenge is Allah. That's what line the Quran says for Ethan and Lila hobo Hawa. Have you seen one who takes his knifes as his God besides the law?
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Sage to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in that Headey. He has commanded me that all of you should be humbled so that one is not boastful over the other. boastfulness is a great when we boast we betray our pride. When we praise ourselves we betray ourselves concedes that Eve continues What are you
and so that one of you should not transgress against the other.
arrogance leads a person to holding others in contempt. When you hold others in contempt, you have no respect for them, that's when you transgress the suit against the other purse.
So that's that, in another heavy violated by a warrior a healthier life, and a greater again related by Muslim radicals. He saw the loss of the large equals
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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says never did charity reduce wealth.
Charity does not reduce wealth.
So if you give charity if you give money in the way of a law, your wealth won't be reduced. Allow will flower it allow it allow it to flourish a law will cause it to grow.
Never does charity reduce a person's well.
We may not see it, but it's one of those things. The second thing the Prophet sallallahu wasallam says is that never does Allah increase a servant in anything through forgiveness except in honor. That means the servants forgiveness, ie when a person when a human being chooses to forgive another person, this does not love it.
This does not disgrace them.
It does not take anything away from
if someone says please forgive me sincerely.
If that if a person forgives the, for any wrongdoing for any slides for any offense for any crime.
If a person forgives the other, it doesn't reduce.
It doesn't take anything away from it doesn't make them small. They don't lose anything. Sometimes we hold on to our anger. And we refuse to forgive because we feel a sense of loss.
But forgiving is relieving. forgiving is liberate.
It takes a lot of energy to hold on to rage and anger and hatred.
When a person forgives, the burden is land. And most importantly the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says when a person forgives, Allah subhanho wa Taala does not reduce the person in any way. rather a lot actually increases the mean isn't in honor.
And the third thing Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says all the love that I had only La la la that never disappeared, never is a person humble for the sake of Allah, except that Allah subhanho wa Taala raises them and elevates.
The lower person becomes for the sake of Allah.
The higher law raises
and there's a hadith later by man, humble ins Muslim from the law in which I quoted earlier, that he quoted the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who said, Allah subhanho wa Taala a lot of articles and essays and other ad hoc other artifacts or who heard that whoever is humbled for me like this, I shall raise him like this. And in another nice way to Bible study the history of the law and again recorded by a man Muslim, a single law so the law says the law that I didn't learn
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Raja dijana houfy espheni surfing, Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, Whoever is humble for the sake of Allah by one degree, even a bit.
Allah subhanho wa Taala raises him by one degree.
Until, because he continues to be humble. So whoever is humble for the sake of Allah by one degree Allah raises him by one degree has even been until Allah subhanho wa Taala places him amongst the elite in the in the highest leads
and whoever is arrogant against Allah
by one degree,
that we may think we are not being arrogant against Allah. But the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says woman, kabara, Allah, Allah, and whoever is arrogant against the law because ultimately, all sins of arrogance are against Allah. Because when we are arrogant, we are challenging Allah in his pride and in this Kibriya an album. So woman kabara Allah, La Jan, whoever is proud, whoever is arrogant against Allah by one degree, what the Aquila daraja Allah reduces him and basis and humiliate him humiliates him by one degree. Hector Jagga woofie SLE surfing until Allah places him amongst the lowest of the low.
He and others may not think of him as being the lowest of the low, but in the sight of Allah is the lowest. That's the youth of Imam hamlins Muslim from a booster
and those who are humble Allah Allah,
Allah praises them and a lot of stored great rewards for them. In the Quran, in one verse, Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, well, but surely Muhammad, Allah de la cara la
savina, Allah Subhan Allah,
Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah says, and give glad tidings to them.
And who are the most within the humble must be the means in which to live in a overshoot and motovlogging overshoot in between and give glad tidings to the humble ones, and who are the humble ones, those who are humble, and because of their humility, they have a number of beautiful traits and alarm management's and what are they, and ideally, they'll get along with
those who have an alarm is mentioned. Their hearts tremble in fear,
or savina, Rama Saba
and those who are patient over the misfortunes that before
there's a subtle messages. When a person is patient, a patient person is more humble. Sorry, a humble person. A humble person is more patient. an arrogant person
is far less patient. arrogant people are impatient. Why? Because of that sense of in the title. They are angry with everybody. impatience with everybody. Why I should be the first to go. Others should wait for me. I shouldn't have to wait for anyone.
They are more grieving at last because they feel a sense of entitlement. If a good opportunity misses them, they are angry. Because they feel I deserve that I should have had that. Again, self inflated sense of self entitlement. so arrogant people are far more impatient. They are even impatient and angry with Allah. So that if this is why arrogant people, arrogance is regarded as the core of all diseases. It's the mother of all diseases, the origin and source of all diseases. And
if someone else does something good, we feel that he shouldn't have that I should have it. I deserve it. So they arrogant people are angry even with the law. They are impatient, even with the law. So when a misfortune befalls them, they feel angry. They don't just feel pain and a sense of loss. They feel anger. Why? Why should this happen to me? I don't deserve this. Even God should not have done this to me. God should have given me bet more. So Allah says, or savina Allah subhanaw taala described describes the humble ones. So their second traitors or sarbananda Mr. Saba, whom they are patient of what befalls and then the third trade
When joaquina Sala they establish prayer matters.
And what we have given them they do spend humble people are more
humble people are more patience, more charitable, more devout in prayer, and they are softer heart.
Because the first traits when Allah has mentioned What? Their hearts trembling fear, so Allah says give glad tidings to the humble ones. And these are their traits in another verse of the poor and speaking of the virtue of humble ones, Allah says, Pika Dada Hara, Machado hydrilla de la, Lu one, Phil. Sad, when the pain is about the Hereafter, we have reserved for those who wish to make it for those who do not seek loftiness on earth, and nor do they seek corruption. Those who seek fill up, meaning those who seek high handedness and loftiness on Earth.
They won't have lost in us in the hereafter. It's simple. We either seek to be great in the world, or great in the Hereafter, if you seek loftiness in the world, allowed or denied to you in the hereafter. But if you deny yourself left in this in the world, Allah will grant you loftiness and
that's what the verse says.
now how do we install humility in ourselves, one,
the way we wore, the way we speak to the way we speak and carry ourselves and the three the way we dress,
the way we think.
Humility should be in dress, in demeanor, in attitude, in games, in walking, even in thinking
and in the heart.
In dress, we should be careful about how we dress Of course, it's good for a person to look good and presentable and there is no harm in that as long as there is no arrogance.
When a person dresses simply, they attract less attention.
When they attract less attention. They are chipping away at the evil part of the soul which craves attention and worship.
They are forcing themselves to be humble. And this is why in a beautiful heavy
immaculate ramblings Muslim, from Wildwood minister of the law
for pseudo law, some of the law or some of them sayings.
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There are a lot of botica with the ANA yo Tiana Tiana Allah. Oh Allah. Allah.
fi Holden Imani yahoshua Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, Whoever leaves wearing certain clothes, even though he can.
So he has the clothes, or he has the means and the wealth to purchase. But he doesn't. Why?
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says whoever methodical nivas la de la isla de barakaatuh Allah Who ever
leaves aside wearing certain clothes, even though he can and has the ability? Why does he do that? out of humility for the sake of Allah, the bless the almighty the lofty and what will happen on the Day of Resurrection. Allah will summon this individual and also holla over the heads of the whole of creation, before the whole of creation.
And then last panel data summoning him for the whole of creation, because he abandoned a certain item of clothing in the dunya Masuda laughs a lot of items of them says Allah will summon him before the heads of the whole of creation until he presents him with the suits of any man that he can have any one of them that he chooses suits of he man, he really had a hero who
you leave aside wearing a suit in the dunya out of simplicity, humility, allowed me to dress you in a beautiful suit before the whole of creation here.
That's out of humility.
speaking of humble close, again in the head deflated by him I'm actually living humble ins Muslim from a woman out of the alarm. I'm the sort of laughs a lot of evil send them set was the alarm sizable mama says, once we were discussing the dunya with the prophets in front of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, meaning the companions amongst themselves, they were discussing the world the dunya so the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to them about the smile and the smile in them and then he man in them with them in an email, he said, addressing the companions, don't you listen khonshu here simplicity I but that means being unkempt, not really looking after yourself in
appearance and in clothes. So he said, in the simplicity I in appearance and in clothing is from a man indeed since he repeated it twice. Indeed simplicity is an appearance and clothing is part of
This is why Allah loves those who are humble who looking blue dress.
to your loved one who says the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said to the Sahaba of the Allahu Allah,
looks similar. Allahu la
Li Na. Ninja while the mostakbal Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, should I not inform you?
the people of Jimena Who are the people of paradise. Then the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Every we mean purse,
who is considered weak and looked down upon by this? These are the people of gentlemen, should inform you of the people of the fire. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam said to Linda while the mostakbal every
vulgar, harsh tuned purse Jawahar swaggering every foul tongue harsh Jawad, swaggering, mystic bear arrogant person. These are the people of gentlemen, those who swagger those who are boastful, those who
and those who are arrogant
and let the arrogance show in their swagger in their gait and the way they walk.
So we should be how do we install humility and simplicity by being simple in appearance selling clothes, while not craving attention, and denying our enough to the attention that it craves?
By being humble and soft in speech? Just as a last thing, what about garage man in the veniam Shawn Allen of the homeowner are heartbroken when Jay Powell said that the servants of the gracious one are those who walk softly upon the air. And when the ignorance addressed them, they say a thing of peace. They are not harsh tongue. They are not vulgar in speech. They are soft.
And the opposite are those who are arrogant.
How do we install humility and simplicity in ourselves by dressing simply by speaking softly by walking humbly.
Allah hates those who swagger
with a protruding chest, the lifting of the shoulders,
walking with a swagger
with great movements of the shoulders with head held up high. Last law hates this wall.
Once in battle, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw a man
who wore proudly with a shooting chest with a swagger And he marched towards the enemy. Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said looking at him and the other Sahaba who were with him. He said that walk is the most detested and resented walk and hated walk in the sights on accepting that.
Otherwise Allah hates that.
And the verses I mentioned at the beginning, in the LA Hello.
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last season sort of homeless
What Adam Schiff will Oh the man
and do not walk upon the earth. Maha exultantly
do not walk with pride. Do not walk heartily do not walk
because when a man walks in that manner How does he walk with hadn't lifted up high
with the stomping of the feet
with a swagger
so a person walks hard raising, lifting and stamping once feeds hard,
lifted, shoulders lifted head with a swagger so a lot describes that walk and unless he's even nickel and dime,
you will never rip the earth. What n double g Bella Tula, nobody ever reached the height of the mountains. Why mention that in relation to walking immediately? What are some of the marhaba in the
local Jabara Tula that do not walk upon the earth
You will never rip the earth, nor will you reach the height of the mountains. It's because when you walk in that manner, it's almost as though you lift your head so that you can be as high and as tall as the mountains. And you walk hard with the stamping of the feet in such a manner that you believe that the stamping of your feet will open up the earth beneath.
Allah hates that.
And that's why man alayhis salam advised his son, how did he What did he tell him? What are to serve
us? Well, Adam Schiff in the middle.
The Oh my son, did not turn your cheek away from the people. ie when you speak to people.
stand before them humbly sit before them humbly. Do not arrogantly turn your cheek
talk to people with a full face. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam used
and then he says Um Do not walk arrogantly upon the earth exultantly upon the earth. And then he advised his son and a lot of elders or some elsewhere in the in the law now you're gonna mock him for who Allah does not like any
swaggering person, for who boastful person, these verses again tellers, be humble in speech, be humble in gates and your manner of walk.
Speak softly, be humble and simple in club.
The P the people of arrogance are the people of journalism the people of humility are the people of gentlemen, remember how they relate
to Allah and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said
the fine and gentlemen paradise and hell argued
they contested one another.
So the fire said do not see. I have been privileged with every arrogant.
and Jenna said, What is it with me? The only the humble and the lowly people and me.
So Alex can address both Jen and Jen them, saying, oh, Jonathan, you owe Jimena. You are my mercy through you. I show mercy to whomever I wish and I will judge them. You are my Agha, my punishment through you I punish whoever I wish. And both of you shall have your filthy.
Arrogant arrogance belongs to john them. Humility belongs to Jim.
And finally, I'll end by giving a few practical words of advice on how we can instill this humility in is, first of all, even before simplicity in clothing and speech. First of all, we should fear
we should fear arrogance, we should fear pride, because it distorts and destroys everything. it distorts our thinking and prevents us from seeing the truth, even the truth of the Create.
It prevents us from learning if you want to learn. If you want to knowledge, be humble. Allah will bless you with knowledge. If you are arrogant, especially in knowledge loving blind, last a sauce with Warren at Alinea, Bruna will have the blade and I will turn away from my sons those who are those who are arrogant upon the earth. So be humble. First thing, be fearful of arrogance because it distorts and destroys everything you might remember
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Dominic now for the cinema who says that the two companions and delighted Mohammed Abdullah Abdullah have normal there's a lot of news about both of them met at miroir the hill of miroir in in muckety muck aroma Neil Mashallah Hara. So I'm delighted and I'm delighted
to be alive in both maps and they both conversed and their students were with them
then I'm delighted I'm going to be asked left
and I'm delighted normally, Barbara Viola and remain standing there weeping at the head of marijuana.
So they said to him,
why do you weep? What makes you weep this he said I'm delighted Narendra just
informed me that he heard the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saying
man gana Fie Albee e myth Carlo habit in her belly Min kibber acaba de la vida, even now, the he had the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say, whoever has a mustard seeds, weight of arrogance in his heart of pride in his heart, Allah will fling him flat on his face in the fire of john.
So Abdullah had number of the love and miles standing that the hillock of Mandala, knee and mustard have had on weeping. The lesson from this, we should fear
just as the Sahaba of the love and fear the reduced entity,
we should fear it and in our fear we should seek
a loss protection from pride.
And how do we do that?
What are baccara bakudo Rooney as the gibler come in the muddiness that we don't
Allah says And your Lord has said, in the Quran, Allah says mocha, mocha Moroni, and your Lord has said,
call out to me you pray to me. I will answer your prayers. And whoever is
too arrogant to pray to me.
Whoever is too arrogant to call out to Allah. They shall soon enter janam lonely and in disgrace. So how do we seek protection from arrogance? In our fear of arrogance, we should be fearful of pride. How do we seek protection from pride are praying to Allah, just as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam will pray to Allah, even a manager and handle both legs in their books from Abdullah? Massaro there'll be a lot more than that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said a lot of them in the world are becoming a shade longer regime. Well Hamza, he one of one of the things, that Allah I seek your protection and I seek refuge in You from the occurs from rejected sheep lamb, and from his
hums, his touch which means madness, wonderfully and is blowing which means
and his spitting, which means
that the explanation of all three things was given by the law school that on the lawn, otherwise, lots of the loveliest animals simply love them in the Arabic administrate Lani regime. Well Hamza, he one of one of the law, I seek refuge in You from the occurs devil from his and from his touch, and from his blowing, and from his spitting.
And then I'm delighted to be allowed to explain the meaning of all three, the touch of shape line is madness, the blowing of shape long his pride,
and the spitting of shape on his poetry, undesirable poetry.
Rapid poetry, that's how they used to recite poetry. So
the blowing of shape one This was said earlier that every one of us has a shape one witness who blows into us, and that blowing into us makes us proud.
We feel proud because of the nuts and the blowing of shape. So even Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sought refuge in Allah and His protection from the blowing of Shea balm, which has pride so we should make dua in that manner. We should be humble in our dress now appearance, humbling our gates, our manner of walking humble in our speech, and
we should fear it's just as this habit of the alarm.
And finally, we should take an example from
the humility and the simplicity of this habit of the law.
And that sort of law, sort of the law
and I'll leave that to the
another occasion insha Allah. In one of the upcoming speeches, I will develop the whole session to the topic of the humility of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his noble companions. I pray that Allah subhanho wa Taala enables all of us to understand the words of Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we are lawmakers humble now moans in our hearts and our appearance our gates.
In our speech, may lawmakers amongst his true servants was a lot worse than he would have sought to be and I'm human
panic, a lot more panic