Spirituality In A Material World

Riyadul Haqq

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smilla rahmanir rahim

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hamdulillah

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he wanna talk karate

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when I was biller

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Dr. Medina many of the law for a woman you

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want to show the world you know in the long haul or should he

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want to show to see you then I'm home with an Arab daughter saw some de la habana and he wanna he was about a casa limit Sleeman theorem Cathedral

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I'm about to fall we'll be learning in a shade long regime spiller

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Somalia he was

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a lot more sanada

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Mohammed Kumasi later on I

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wanna

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Majeed, a lot of Arctic I don't wanna

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die, Brahim.

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Respect to listeners. salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah.

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The

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verses which I've just recited

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are from sort of oceans.

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In which Allah says ocean silver, ha, ha, welcome Maria de la,

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De La Jolla, Laila, either Yasha was Santa Ana, well out of the Omaha,

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Omaha foodora.

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But the famines rockethub moments

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law swears by a number of objects in his creation.

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And this is the custom in many other sorts of law

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in order to emphasize a certain point,

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a law please places an introduction

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before the actual stage.

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And in many instances, this introduction is a series of

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a number of things by which he actually swears. And in this last panel horadada swears by the sun.

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It's mid morning brightness,

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last swears by the moon,

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as well as the following.

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Sorry, last was not by law swears by the sun, and it's mid morning brightness. And then Allah swears by the day

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and the moon when it follows the sun.

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lol sauce swears by

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the night

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when it settles with its darkness, law swears by the heavens, and by himself who created the heavens.

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Law swears by the earth and he himself who spread the earth and also swears by the soul. And by he who guided the soul. to both it's good as well, it's evil. And if I just translate the words, love his original says, by the sun, and its morning brightness.

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And by the moon, when it follows the sun.

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And by the day, when it reveals the sun.

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And by the nines, when it envelops the sun

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and by the sky, and he who created it

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and by the earth and he who spreads it out

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and by the soul.

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And he who created the soul. And having created the soul for Alabama for Georgia.

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He Allah the creator having created the soul, a lot also inspired it to both it's good as well. It's evil,

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having swarm but all of these things.

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Major and great of his creation, the sun, the moon the night,

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the day, mid morning brightness of the sun, the darkness of the night, the brightness of the day, the earth and it's being spread out the sky and it's being elevated and he alone who created the earth the sky

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Such having swarmed by the soul. And by who created the soul again, having swarmed by so many objects, the statement but Allah subhanho wa Taala makes is the following, but the flemons aka her walk of hobbling this, that he who purifies the same soul, he is successful.

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And he

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who does not purify the soul, but leads it astray, or doesn't allow the soul to flourish, and to grow. He is the one who is a great source.

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So the answer to alas oaths, the reply to all the elders that Allah takes into, and the statement that follows this mighty instruction that Allah gives in the beginning of the surah, is about the law is about the soul, about the neffs, about

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the hee hoo purifies the soul, he is successful. And he has lost that he has suffered a great loss, who does not purify the soul, but allows it to become wayward, and actually leads us astray.

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Now, this is just one verse, sorry, just to this is the whole course, which speak about the,

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in the spirits, which speak about the soul, and the need for the purification of the soul.

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There are many of the verses of the Koran that allude to this that refer to this. And

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in many verses Allah subhanho wa Taala has spoken of the function and the duty of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he came to this dunya, to guide mankind, Lazarus has described as one of his responsibilities, as one of his functions have profited as one of his duties and tasks to fulfill in the world. Allah says time and time again, why is a key him with a key him in different verses, that he the Prophet of Allah, apart from relating the verses of the Quran to the people, and apart from teaching them the wisdom, and the book, the meanings of the book, pursuit of love, some of the love and even silom would also purify their souls. Now, today, we live in an age of

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materials.

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And today's talk has been titled spirituality in the material world.

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And the reason for this is that we live in a very material world, a very materialistic society, in which materialism has become a religion, and the philosophy in itself. And the impact the influence of materials, as a philosophy as a way of life as a concept, as a lifestyle, as a religion.

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The impact of all this is so profound and so strong, and so far reaching, effects, even the Muslims, and the word materialism materialistic, although, in the first instance, the word materialism conjures up images, or connotations of the love of wealth, the love of money, being attached to the dunya, etc. It's not just about the love of wealth. materialism is a whole philosophy, it's a way of life. And it's become like I said, a religion in itself, but the philosophy of materialism is that people believe only in that which is material. People believe in an accept only that, which is tangible, which is physically present, which you can touch which you can feel which you can sense,

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which you can know of.

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And only if you can touch it, do you believe in it.

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And that means

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initially, people are attached to wealth, and anything related to wealth, because it's something they can experience they can feel they can make use of they can explore it.

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That's what when you promise someone payments, in monetary terms or in physical terms,

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and on the other hand, you promised someone a reward in the hereafter. What do people go for?

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They obviously go for money. Now,

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this love of materials, or this belief in materialism extends much further than the level of wealth. Soon people begin to believe and accept only that which is tangible physical presence, which is material, which is related to matter, anything spiritual, they either doubt it, or they actually begin to deny it altogether. And that's why crass materialism when it's taken to its extreme, includes and involves the denial of a law.

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That's why materialism will Leach the denial of a loss of water

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Because materialism, in its strictest sense, does not accept the existence of anything immaterial.

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Anything which doesn't exist

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in the five senses, anything which a person can not feel or physically experience or touch anything which isn't tangible, anything which is transcendental, anything which is beyond one senses of hearing, seeing, touching and smelling, a person will not accept. And

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that's why today is a real clash, between dunia and religion. There's a real clash between the modern lifestyle and religion. Why? modern lives the whole modern lifestyle rests on the foundation of materialism.

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Much of today's civilization rests on the principles and the foundations of materialism. And in contrast to that, the whole of religion whilst taking the material dounia into consideration. Religion rests on spirituality, religion rests on the unseen religion rests on the English game.

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And that's why in the very beginning of sort of Bukhara, Allah subhanho wa Taala praising the believers, what does Allah say in the very beginning of the Quran,

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and Islam means article, Cavallari Buffy, again, led numero uno Hello, hi.

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This is a book in which there is no doubt it is a guidance for those who have done and then who does a lot describe as being the people who possess taqwa Allah renewable, a lot of them say they pray and they fast I mentioned that later.

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Their primary

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quality is the primary attributes is a Levine una bella hype, those who believe in the unseen.

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And that's what the whole of Eman rests.

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So today there is a clash between materialism and spirituality, materialism. As I said, there's a whole philosophy it's not just about the level of wealth, he actually stretches back all the way to the origins of life. What do you believe about the origin of life as part of materialism? materialism says, that there is no God, who is the creator.

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And he created the universe He created man and placed upon the earth for for a higher purpose. Now, materialism can accept that there cannot be materialism, or people who subscribe to materialism cannot accept cannot believe that there is some God who exists. Some supernatural force that exists. I'm only using their words, something beyond what man can feel, touch, smell and experience himself. As a result, materialism leads a person to denying the very existence of a lot.

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How did life come about? We're all animals. People then believe in evolution. See, everything has to be explained explained in a material sense in a scientific way. Something that you can grasp with your mind, touch feel sense with your senses. Experience personally. So materialism includes belief in evolution. materialism, includes belief in any philosophy that denies creationism, that denies the creation of Allah, the existence of Allah. materialism believes in the non existence of any religion, or anything spiritual. materialism means a denial of miracles. It means a denial of spirituality. It means the denial of the very existence of the root.

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Everything is just physical when they speak. When materialists people who believe in materialism speak about the heart, they don't refer to the heart as being some rule or spirit, they refer to the physical anatomy of a heart.

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Even the thought processes in a person's mind.

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They can be rationally explained. But this isn't just what it is. There is also something beyond the physical connections of neurons in the brain loves origin has given man something superior intelligence, and Allah has ordained has given us a spirit and spirit, we will never understand the last panel what Allah himself says in the Quran. Allah, Allah says way salomaa can you

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be Oh my god, 2 million ma la comida. They ask you regarding the room, the spirits

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say to them that the Spirit is of the command of my Lord, and you have been given but very little knowledge, you will not understand the rule, you will not understand the spirit. But we believe we may not understand it, we believe in his existence, and not just some vague foggy belief in the existence of the rule as Muslims, it is our EMA, that the whole of religion. And in fact, the very existence of man rests on the rule, and not the body of the flesh, not the bones.

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Now, materialism denies all of this.

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They believe materialism believes in the heart, but not the, or the root of the Spirit as we know of it. When people subscribing to materialism speak of the heart, they speak only of the physical heart, and its function in anatomy, it pumps blood, it keeps a person alive. But what of that spiritual heart, there is no such thing as a spiritual heart in materialism. materialism begins from the denial of the very existence of a creator, and Allah.

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And it stretches and extends to the denial of anything which is non physical, that's materialism. So who are these materialists Who are the people who believe in this materialism and who subscribes to this religion of materialism. The truth is, there is no official body, there is no officially recognized group of people who say, we are materialists. And we believe in the religion of materialism. materialism exists everywhere, in us, anyone who becomes too attached to the dunya, who begins to stray away from spirituality and or harming it, and religion, and then strays into the realm of materialism, the love of wealth, reliance, not just belief, but reliance on that which has

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material and non reliance on that which isn't material, then this person is straying away from his religion is straying away from spirituality, and is straying into the realm of materialism. He may not even accept of himself that I'm believer in materialism, and as a result, a denial of spirituality. But a person doesn't have to say that when a person acts and behaves and thinks, in this manner, and his outlook of life reflects this, his love of wealth, his attachment to the dunya, his doubtfulness, or apathy, some people, they don't care whether there is life, after death, they don't care whether there is a creator, or that

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they haven't got the time, they're not bothered to delve into these things. They haven't taken a stand on the issue. They are not ardent believers in the presence or the absence of a creator, they just don't care for them. It's all about the dunya. And as a lot quote such people from the, in the Quran from the times of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Allah speaks about the pagan arrows. Allah says of them that they have said in here in La Jolla, Toma dunia the Moto wanna hear

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that there is nothing but this worldly life, ie there was nothing before there is nothing afterwards, there is nothing but this worldly life, all we do is we live and we die, and we will not resurrected.

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So there are many today who haven't got the time to argue about religion, whether religion is true or not, whether there is a creator, there isn't a creator, which of the religions is true, they just haven't got the time they can't be bothered, they are too indifferent to the whole issue. For them, all they are concerned about is life as they know it as they live it and to live their life to the full.

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Now, whoever,

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whoever

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behaves in the same manner, by tongue, by mind, by belief or by profession, have such a belief, this person may not be denying spirituality, I mean, he or she may not be denying religion, he or she may not be even denying believing that. But their actions show otherwise, their actions, that attachment to the dunya their love of wealth, their disregard of those things that are connected to the Hereafter, that this regard and doubtfulness about things that are related to spirit. All of these things show that they are more reliant on the dunya on materialism than they are on spirituality. And this is where a believer should differ. This is where the Sahaba of the loads are different.

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This is what Allah has always expects Muslims to differ in and a lot described from the very beginning of the Quran as who and livigno

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those who believe in the end

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materialism includes denial of everything spiritual, such people that don't believe in gins. They don't believe in spirits, they don't believe in, they

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don't believe in the angels, once they begin to deny the very existence of a creator, that they can not feel that they cannot see that touch. But they cannot sense with any of their sentences, or with any of their faculties, then what else matters if they deny the very existence of Allah, they don't believe in anything spiritual, neither jinns, neither the spirits or the rule, nor the angels. Now as Muslims, it'd be, it'd be open coffin blades in disbelief, and gopher to actually deny any of these things. But it's not the profession of the tongue that matters. It's one's actions that matter.

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Now, if a person by tongue, he says I'm a Muslim, of course, we are not going to call him a coffee, and nor should he consider himself a coffee. But if he by title says, I'm Muslim, by 14, he continues to believe that he is a Muslim. But it's a whole lifestyle, his thought patterns, his philosophy, his outlook on life, his actions, his behavior, his inclinations, his desires, and passions, his wants, his loyalties, all of these things are attached not to spirituality, and religion, and life after death, and Allah, and is also the law, legal system, or belief in the unseen, but rather, all of these things are attached to the dunya. And to crass materialism, then,

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although we can't call him a Garfield, he shouldn't call himself a Garfield. Every one of us, to some degree is affected by all of this, we should all stop, pause and think to ourselves, that which way am I heading?

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Is this the way of this hover of the alarm? Is this the way of the prophets of Allah Himself.

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In this day and age, which preaches materialism in the most extreme sense, we have also become followers of materialism. Spirituality

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is an integral essential part of Islam.

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The spirits means a lot, the root means a lot, and much of Islam is about spirituality. Now, people have even made religion material, ie they want religion. They want Islam. They want belief in Islam, but they want it without spirituality.

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Whereas if you look at the Quran, if you look at the life of a socialist

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religion isn't just about everything that's apparent. Islam isn't just about what's apparent.

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A lot of our the A lot of our religion is about the hidden, the unseen. It's about spirituality. Today, just because we don't understand it, we denied just because we don't understand it, we doubt it.

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Even though spirituality plays such a major role in our religion, if you look at the very belief, our belief is in the unseen.

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And, as I said, in the beginning, it is our belief that man, life, the existence of man, the very essence in the presence of a human being on Earth, rests not on the body, but on the spirit.

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This body is just a cage, a means of transport, a last panel with data when he created say that it is Salatu was Salam loves the vigil

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didn't say to the angels and to the rest of creation that he instructed to prostrate before see them Adam and he has said out or Salah a lot didn't tell them that when I've created man, ie, his skin, his flesh his body, as a bag of bones and blood, you prostrate to lots of little Saison the Quran for either so we want to feed him a rupee for Kerala massage. Allah says when I have freshened and molded man, and then I have blown into him of my spirit. The spirits that is contained in man has a divine source. This is a rule of law.

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We don't understand this. But it is a law says clearly and categorically in the Quran. Allah told the angels when I have fashioned man, molded him and created him want to feed him a roofie and then I have blown into him of my spirits for karula husar God, then you fall before him into frustration.

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That means a lot creators say that Adam alayhis salam, as a body, a body of flesh, bones and blood. But a lot didn't blow into him of his spirits immediately. And that's why from the narrations, we learned that there was a great lapse of time before the physical creation of Satan Adam Allah Himself

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wasallam and the blowing into him of lost spirits. There was a great lapse of time, and a lot only instructed the angels to prostrate to him after the blowing of the spirits, because that's what makes man a man, not his body.

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And when there was all this route existed Allah created the rule from the spirits while before and Allah azza wa jal as he mentions in the Quran, when he created the spirits, a light extracted a promise from

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of the recognition of the law. Law says what

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are the rulings of return? What shadow mala unforseen subhanaw

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taala Allah says, remember the time when your Lord took from the backs of the children of Adam, their own children

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from each generation was extracted the next generation, and from that generation was extracted the third generation and so on. each subsequent each generation from each generation extracted the subsequent generation and we're not talking about the physical bodies here, we're talking about the spirits. And then all of the spirits that were destined, all of that all of those spirits, those rules are law that were destined to come into existence in the dunya. Till from the beginning of time till the end of them yeah, until the end of time till the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanho wa Taala lined all of them up. And this is these are the words of the Quran. And remember the time when

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your Lord extracted from the backs of the children of Adam, their own progeny, their own children, and then Allah extracted a promise from

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Allah made them a witness over themselves, and a law question unless develop become a more mature Lord. And they all replied in unison, of course you are. But of course, alas, panel data extracted this promise from every single spirits that was destined to exist. And explains later in the verse why he did this.

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And the guru Yeoman dam.

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Lest you say on the day of reckoning,

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that we were unaware of this, that's why last Allahu Allahu wa sallam says, Coloma eluding you to Allah.

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Every human being every child is born upon nature is born upon fitrah. What is that fitrah This is the same fitrah that last panel that I created, and every single soul before a child is born in the dunya, before the spirit enters the very fragile body of a child and a newborn baby, that spirit has already recognized its Lord, that spirit already knows its Lord, that spirit already has testified against itself that he has recognized and come to know aligns Lord and his creator.

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And that's why the total loss alone isn't referred to it as fit. But then parents family environment, these things affect a person and take the person take the horse and the spirits away from its natural state of fibula and something else.

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So when last panel data created mankind, Allah created Satan ultimately he said that was saddam the body of bones of flesh and blood meant nothing. It was only after the spirits was blown into save an Adam alayhi salatu was Salam. ala has instructed the angels to fall into frustration for him. Before the spirits is given a body, life already existed.

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Life already existed,

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the root already existed. All that happens is that the Spirit is removed from the realm of the spirits and placed in this body. It's actually made a prisoner in this cage of flesh, blood and bones. All this is a cage. It's a means of transport. It's a container and the spirit the who has placed in that container and brought into the dunya for a short sojourn in the world. This is just the journey, nothing else. That's why the saga last Allahu alayhi wa sallam has described the believer, not just the believer, but any human being as being a traveler in the world. That's all he is a traveler. He already existed before he will continue to exist. And all this body does is serve

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as a container, a shell,

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a cage, a means of transport. Now,

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that's why in that howdy in the Koran, and the whole of religion. We know we learn that we should pay attention. We should devote our attention not to the body, but rather to the spirits.

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That's why we have the month of Ramadan. Allah subhanho wa Taala

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given us a month of Ramadan, in the month of Ramadan,

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we deny ourselves certain things. we deny ourselves food, drink, and other desires and needs. If you look at them, all of them are to do with the body,

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every one of them.

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And the reason our attention is diverted in the month of Ramadan, from the body to the spirit is because for 11 months of the year, that's all we do. We lavish attention on our bodies, we worship our bodies. we indulge in gluttony.

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And going back to today's philosophy, it's all about materialism. Your life is your body, your body is your life. There's no such thing as a spirit. There's no rule, you do everything for your body, the shelter,

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the home, the clothing, the food, the drink, the pleasures, the luxuries, the indulgence of every kind.

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All of this is related only to the body, only to the body. And

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people

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lavish shots, such attention to the body, that the body industry is the most profitable, the most valuable industry, take any sector, medicine, medicine has to do with the body. You want to keep your body healthy, so you can have a longer life. And you can enjoy the quality of life. We feed ourselves, to keep ourselves alive, but also to enjoy ourselves. We indulge in other passions and pleasures of the body.

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To us, our bodies, everything.

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The media, society tells you how you should look how tall you should be, how large you should be, how you should be built, how you should appear. People go to the gym. Why forget non Muslims, Muslims. You know what the non Muslim saying is, my body is my temple.

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I think about even the mentality. My body is my temple.

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That's why people worship their bodies. They actually worship their bodies are spoken only last week.

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A Muslim owner of a gym as a Muslim, he owns a gym. Only last week he was telling me in his own words, he said, the clear majority of all the Muslims that come into the gym, they only come for one purpose.

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Because all our young people all they come in for is to pump their chests on their biceps

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stand in front of the mirror.

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narcissistically admiring themselves. And they all do it so that they can go out on Friday and Saturday evening, and look pumped up strong, not healthy, just pumped up impressive and strong.

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All the attention on the body. You look at medicine, the medical industry, medicine is all about prevention and cure of diseases that limit the functions of the body that harm and damage the body. It's important to look after your body, the body has a right over you. But there are many other things and many of the people who have a right of you don't take this to the extreme. That's not fulfilling the rights of the body, that becomes obsession, it becomes a religion or acts of worship in itself.

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We lavish attention on our bodies, but we completely ignore the spirits. And that's why in the month of Ramadan, last panel, data has told us to deny ourselves those very same things with a treat, indulge our bodies throughout the year, food, drink and other needs and desires. And by denying ourselves such things, we pay attention to the spirit to the just as the body has been created from the earth, its nourishment, and it's means of survival will also come from the earth last created the body from the dust of the earth. As a result, its nourishment will come from the dust of the earth, crops fruits, food, vegetation, even the animals the meat of which we consume, their

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nourishment comes from the earth itself. So this body is has been created from the dust of the earth. Its nourishment will also come from the dust of the earth. But the spirits has not been created from the dust of the earth, the source the origin of the spirits are divine.

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And just as the origin of the spirit is divine, its nourishment and its means of survival. Its means of keeping itself healthy will also be defined. And that nourishment is the core of the law. That nourishment is at the core of the law. That nourishment is religion, that nourishment to spirituality.

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The rule, its origin is spiritual, immaterial non material, and it's cure. It's prevention of disease. It's a means of

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Keeping itself healthy, its means of survival, and its nourishment. All of these things are also heavenly and divine. They are celestial. They don't come from the earth.

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And as a Muslim, more attention should be paid to the spirit, rather than the body. Now this is where materialism comes in. materialism is a denial of spirituality. It's all about the body. It's about all about money in the hand. It's all about what you feel and experience and center yourself. And you only allow yourself to believe in and to act upon and to practice and to accept those things that you can actually physically feel that are tangible. Anything beyond that you deny people deny spirituality, they deny the angels, they deny religion, and even if they don't actually deny it's by their tongue, their way of life, their lifestyle, all shows that they don't really believe in these

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things. That's why you should ask yourself the question, who do who do I rely on? What do I rely on? Someone who has your teen in his heart, conviction, faith and belief, he relies on the last panel.

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Now, we can't see God, we can't see such spiritual things. But if someone has a man, and he actually relies on those things, rather than material things, and a lot more, but lower, make them successful. It's all about the spirit. It's not about the body. And so I learned sort of the shrimps of swearing by so many things. What does the law say, by the flowers of kahawa carbons? He who purifies the soul, he is successful, he who doesn't purify the soul, but allows it to become wayward and leads it astray. He has lost out in every way. He is the greatest loser. For a Muslim, it's all about the spirit. It's all about them. And if you look at every act of worship, what does it do? It

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reflects not on the body of man, rather than the spirits of man. And that's why today as Muslims a lot we pray Salah, we give the car, we act on some of the laws, some not all, but some of the laws of religion are still we we do not care one little bit about spirituality about

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even though spirituality is the very essence of our existence. We're also concerned about the nourishment of the body, food and drink, and clothing and shelter. What about the food and the drink the nourishment of the soul and its protection? We care about medicine, we care about disease.

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We are all fearful of disease we are all fearful of sickness and sicknesses and illnesses. What about the sicknesses of the heart, the sicknesses of the Spirit, just like sicknesses of the body, can destroy a person and end a person's life, the illnesses, the ailments, the sicknesses of the soul, the diseases of the soul, can leave a person living as a corpse from within, he has died a spiritual death has completely died, he does not exist is that

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the spiritual diseases

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or even more dangerous, more lethal more detrimental and more destructive than the bodily disease, cancer, one piece of flesh in the body it could be anything, one small piece of flesh, forget flesh. Since we're living in the technological age, gone much further, one single cancer cell. One single virus, physical virus, one single cancer cell, can replicates itself over and over again, spread throughout the body, consuming the entire body from within. It eats away at the flesh eats away at the organs of the body. It spreads rapidly and circulates throughout the body, destroying a person from within. Apparently he looks very healthy,

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but eats him up from within. And then there's sudden death, or a sudden striking of a terminal illness, which does not leave him alive except for a short while.

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Now, we fear we fear physical ailments and diseases. But the diseases of the heart are far less. What do we mean by the disease of the heart? If we don't believe in spirituality, or we may profess belief in spirituality, but we don't in reality, we don't actually really believe or rely on such immaterial spiritual things that we can't see. We can't hear we can't feel people ignore them. diseases of the heart destroy a person completely. diseases such malice, envy, jealousy, hatred, arrogance, pride, haughtiness, suspicion, dance, all of these diseases related to the heart, completely destroy a person. He just like cancer from within, leaves a person standing, talking,

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eating, but it's eating away at him from within. Suddenly, these diseases of the heart may have killed off a soul altogether. And in the book of Allah, He is already a loser. He is doomed. But he lives on he continues

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To live his flesh, his body is healthy. Apparently, from within, he has died a death, he is dead, already spiritually dead. And it's a spirit that matters. Because that's the essence of life. Now, even within religion, it's sad to see that Muslims deny spirituality. They may not say it,

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but they do not engage themselves in spiritual exercises, they do not visit themselves in eradicating the spiritual diseases of the heart. They don't visit themselves in trying to instill and inculcate their hearts with spiritual qualities. They may say that we believe in spirituality. But when you look at them in reality, they do not concern themselves with those things that are spiritual, like adorning the heart with those lofty spiritual qualities that Allah has mentioned in the Quran that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam as mentioned in that Hadith.

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And what is this a reflection of over reliance, of indulgence,

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extreme belief in materialism, versus spirituality.

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In sort of, a sutra that lament Allah has

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the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has encouraged us to recite every week on Jamaat, why sort of

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every Juma there are many rewards for reciting surah Taka have one who recite sort of Allah will create a more alliance between him and the heavens between him and the garba. And from one week to the other lower creates a more alights for him alone will create protection for him from every fifth night, even from the fitness of the jar,

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just by the recitation that allow us a little guff, once a little cough,

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sort of a graph is very beautiful, sort of many lessons to be drawn from there. But if you look at some of the major themes of sort of graph, one, you will discover that there are four main stories of sort of paragraph one, the story of the cave, the people of the cave itself, after which the whole soul has been named

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to

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the story of the two men,

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one poor one rich, and their conversations unlock, what's that conversation in the Koran in sort of gaff, and the three, the story of season I hear that Allah has set out what Salaam and see them more subtly, his set out was Salam. And number four, the story of the codename.

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Now, if you look at all of these stories, they all represent the same struggle, of spirituality and materials. The story of the people of the cave, the young man, they believe in spirituality, they believed in religion, they believed in something beyond the powers of the people of their time, beyond the wealth and the riches and the power of their kingdom. They believed in Allah.

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They believed in everything that went against the flow of their society, their community and their people.

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And the last panel data on them by mentioning them in the aura

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but immortalizing their story,

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the story of the two men, one rich and powerful, as a result of his wealth, he relied only on his wealth, on his riches on his family, kin claimed on his children, and the other was poor. But he relied on a law.

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he relied on that, which others and he himself could not see. The last panel data in that short story in sort of law describes how his reliance and his belief in Allah survived. And he, as a result was more successful. The other despite his riches, and his apparent power and wealth, and children, Allah has destroyed all he had before his very eyes in the dunya, leaving nothing in law, the story of saying, a believer in a law, who works with the power of a law.

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And another thing, those are mine was mighty, and he was powerful.

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And yet, despite his power, despite his wealth, and despite his strength, he himself says that more than all of this is my reliance upon Allah.

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And then the most famous story of sort of telegraph story of say that a Muslim say that

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this story more than anything proves these two worlds, the material world and the hidden spiritual world.

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Just look at it say that I'm Musashi. Salatu was

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one of the greatest prophets of Allah. He who brought the law acted on the law taught the law implemented and applied the law.

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And in contrast to the alayhi salatu, was Salam have a completely different realm.

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It's a very long story. We don't have time

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Aren't mentioned in detail, but I mentioned those things are relevant to this topic of spirituality and materials. These are two different worlds.

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And we in this day and age, we began to almost disbelieve, almost disbelieve the existence of spirituality in every way, too, as even religion has become just mental and physical.

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See that I'm also a Salesforce nominee metsu than a filler.

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A lot told him how can I meet?

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Allah azza wa jal gave him instructions that you want to meet cliver this is how you meet? Why did he want to meet?

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Once see that almost early, he's still out or someone was asked, there are different durations, one duration says that he was asked, Who is the most knowledgeable?

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Who is the most knowledgeable person upon the earth. So you can also add it so that

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in one of the narration,

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someone asked him, is there someone more knowledgeable than you? He said, Now?

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Now, whatever his question, his answer was not

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incorrect.

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He was correct in what he said, being the Prophet of Allah, Who could have been more knowledgeable than say that who suddenly said, No, he brought the Torah he brought the law, he taught the law, no one could have been more knowledgeable than him. So he was correct in what he said. But as a prophet of Allah, it wasn't befitting his position.

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That he say I'm the most knowledgeable, as a prophet of Allah, it was, it was more beholding of him, it was more befitting him, that he ascribed that knowledge to Allah subhanho wa Taala. So Allah azza wa jal as a result of this error, Allah tested him and told him that you are wrong. So there is someone more knowledgeable.

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And that person say that Oh, sorry. Salatu was Salam said Allah, someone more knowledgeable than me?

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So guide me to him that I can learn off. Take me to him. So Allah azza wa jal told him, okay, these are the instructions for you to find your way to this person who is more knowledgeable than

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a lot of instructions. Amazing. So you're gonna musataha Salatu was Salam O Allah, the way he describes the story in the Quran, they left with their he left with his attendant, you know, like in Serato, Salah.

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They took provisions with them for the journey food,

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a cooked fish in a basket.

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They were tired, they rested.

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So then I move slowly, and I'm rested heavily sorry, you shine a noon and a hysteresis. And I'm rested.

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Before that, before I say that I was I was resting before the very eyes of you shall know. The cooked fish. The cooked fish leapt out of the basket. It came alive. It leapt out of the basket plunged into the sea. But how was not one drop of water touch the fish.

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As it lacked, a tunnel formed a tunnel formed in the water of the ocean. And it disappeared into that tunnel

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without touching water without one drop of water touching the fish. You shaved the moon was amazed. He didn't want to disturb Musa alayhis salam wa salam so he made a mental note that I will tell him afterwards. I'm sorry his last name awoke he forgot. So they carried on they carried on later. So then I'm also early his setups and I'm set to him.

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This journey has been very, very tiring give us our food. Then you should even remembered he had no fish the fish had disappeared miraculously into the sea. So he mentioned it. See that? I'm also his love slam said you should have told me before

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is that I forgot. And he was only shaped Lamb who made me forget. So he said see that also had a history of slump. So you should have reminded me or you should have told me then, because that was our sign. There we were supposed to meet cover. So they retrace their steps went back all the way to where this fish disappeared miraculously into the sea when they arrived at alayhis salam was sitting there leaning against a rock.

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Now whole thing it was strange, but that's a spiritual word.

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Say that I'm also really sad so I'm setting him as salaam Ali heatherly his Serato Salaam replied with Salaam but he also said something else too. He said what and now beyond because Salah. Instead of Moosa you give me Salah.

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You give me the greetings of peace, but where is their peace in your land? There is no peace in your land.

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Then an exchange took place between killer alayhis salaam. And so then I'm also alayhis salaam, salaam.

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The whole conversation, their dialogue, their journey, their experiences, the whole thing is

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wonderous.

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Amazing.

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He said to him, I wish to follow you say that I'm so sorry his last time realize that he was something. He was a treasure that even he did not have

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knowledge that he did not possess.

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And he humbled himself. And he said, I will follow Satan after that. I told him not to

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say that I'm sorry. He said.

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He told him no, he persisted. He told him that

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you cannot follow me You cannot learn off me. Imagine someone being able to say to Musa alayhis salam, wa salam, you cannot follow me.

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That's a musalla he said epsilon, so many stories of him on mirage.

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last panel horchata when he gave the Prophet sallallahu, some of the gifts of Salah the MBR the him salaatu wa Salaam asked the Prophet of Allah, what did your Lord give you? What did your Lord give you? no prophet of Allah said anything. When he passed by say that I'm also alayhis salaam Salaam. He told him Allah gave me 50 Salah. He said, Go back.

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So go back and tell a lot to reduce it.

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10 times the Prophet said nine times a prophet, some of the lowest man back on the 10th time still told them go back five slides too much.

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Your Alma will not be able to cope with five Scylla.

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There's only one person who said that mosaddek is synonymous.

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And of all that MBA was only musala Hassan who said to see them.

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look promising professor has mentioned this in the Hadeeth. They've called Mount Hardy and others. He said to us, all the prophets of Allah, only one person said this. He said to Adam, and he said that was around

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you Our Father, but you because of your error you took us out of gender. And you brought us into the dunya.

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Why?

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Wow.

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So say that I had to marry his salatu salam said to him, oh Musa.

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How long before my creation? Did Allah

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write the Torah?

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So you can almost say Hassan gave him an answer, according to generation was 40 years.

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And according to another generation, great length of time, so say them out of the money his salatu salam said, of Musa

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Do you rebuke me for something which Allah had already decreed against me long before my creation?

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So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says for hedger, the Moosa that, in this instance, thrice has said it that who sadly, are the money he set out was salam, he defeated Mousavi salatu salam, in this discussion, thrice he said it, but that was Musa alayhis salam. He would say, what do you want to Anybody?

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Anybody.

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And here, he's heading further. alayhi salatu salam, I want to follow you. I want to learn off you. And he says, No, you cannot follow me.

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You cannot learn off me. He pleaded with them. Eventually, they agreed.

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See, then I

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said, you follow me on the condition

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that you do not say anything. You don't even ask a question until I tell you.

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You don't even speak no matter what happens.

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He agreed.

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And before that, he also said to him one of the reasons why I'm refusing you is because you cannot be patient, you will not be patient. You promised him other patients. It's very long story among is summarizing. And he took them on a journey. What a journey. They both went on a ship.

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The people granted them a favor by carrying them for free.

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And sadly, he said that was Saddam was watching. For the release of that Stan began ripping the planks of the ship in order to scuttle the ship.

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And sadly, his lesson could not contain him. So what do you do with these people? They carry us for free. And this is where you reward them. You scuttle that ship? So what did I tell you don't ask anything. Forgive me.

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Then, and this is quite frightening. He's the both the land when they land. They walk in. And they see some children play.

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here that alayhi salatu was Salam goes and grabs one of the children and he rips his head off. He killed.

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Sally said now this is too much.

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You scuttle the ship. That's your reward. That's your gratitude. And this innocent blameless child you actually kill him. So what did I tell you? You're not to speak. You're not to ask anything.

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Okay, forgive me.

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If I now ask again you will have proof against

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the go through a village

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Both Musa alayhis salam generally serves young people for food. They actually ask them, nobody feeds them. Nobody bothers feeding them.

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We actually ask people for food

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despite asking nobody feeds

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so it's all in the Koran.

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So as I'm about to leave the village hungry

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you can imagine say that I'm also an atheist that sounds anger by now.

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And as they leaving, there's a wall that's very weak, crumbling, and it's about to collapse. See that, I'm sorry, is gonna kill them. And so that's what I'm begins busying himself, repairing the wall. This is just far too much to say that

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those people took them for free on the ship, they scuttle the ship, this whole village expelled them from the village without giving them one morsel of food, and he repairs a wall for them. So he's about to miss a look. Heather Farah kabini obey. This is a point when we must Park you can no longer remain with me.

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But before you depart, I will enlighten you about all of these experience.

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And then he explained to him, why he scuttle the ship. Why he killed the child. Why he repaired the wall.

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He scuttle the ship, because he was actually doing them a favor.

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ahead of them. There was a pirates King,

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a pirate rule of the sea of the waters of the ocean of the seas.

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And he would

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occupy ransack overtake any ship that pleased him, but looked good to him, that valuable to him. And he'd killed a crew.

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So cleverly set up some scuttle the ship,

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so that you wouldn't even come to the attention of this pirates. That was reward, they'd make it safely to the shore. Without any harm. The child was evil. And the parents were humble, pious folk. And this child was evil. And he would have driven them to despair and to evil and a lot of wish to have Have mercy on the parents. So Allah remove this evil child, and allow us to replace the child with one who was more faithful, dutiful and obedient to those parents or pious in their own right. And as far as the wall was concerned,

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beneath the wall, there was a hidden treasure.

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And that treasure belonged to orphans.

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And the orphans had a very pious father who had died.

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And it was a wish of that Father. And it was also the wish of Allah, that these children would inherit that treasure themselves by discovering it themselves when they grew old enough and strong enough to fend for themselves. Have the treasure been revealed before their age, then the same people of the village who wouldn't give a morsel of food to the to the Prophet of Allah and he his wrath was Salaam and his companion, they would have stolen the treasure may all seem rather simple, but this is why I feel that alayhis salaam Salaam repaired the wall and have they continued as a prophet Silla, Madison says, enter the code groundwater as well as others. Prophet sallallahu Sallam

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said, may Allah have mercy on musala, his salatu salam had he been more patient, we would have learned much more.

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Now, the reason for mentioning the story is a lot more than any of the other stories of South Africa.

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This story reveals to us the two

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very different worlds, of the spirits of matter of materialism and of spirituality. It's a completely different world. And that is a spiritual

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and currently is Salatu was Salam. The experiences that he shared with Musa alayhis salaam Salaam over a spiritual and his son was demonstrating to Musa alayhis salaam Salaam, that there is something much more than what's apparent, and what you can see what you can feel. This is why we believe in the law. We believe in fate, we believe in destiny. We believe in the other of the law. We trust that Allah will rely upon Allah, even when calamity strikers we still have hope. And we believe that even in this calamity that is hate, but is good in this calamity. They and we do not know what la has planned for was what he has in store for us. This is belief in spirituality, this

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belief in Allah This is belief in the unseen. This is reliance on Allah subhanho wa Taala This is trust in Allah. And this is also a part of our belief, part of our faith, that it's not the body that should be concerned. We should be concerned with rather than spirits meaning look after the spirits care for the spirits nourish the spirits.

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Tree Spirits. Just as prevention is better than cure for the body, we should also engage in prevention from illness, prevention of illnesses and diseases, rather than working later on the cure for the heart also, it's very important. Otherwise, the diseases of the heart will kill off a person altogether. And he may live and continue to live as an apparently healthy, strong, sturdy individual, successfully even. But in reality, only he is successful who purifies the soul, and he is a loser. No matter how apparently successful he may be, if his spirit doesn't flourish, if he stunts the growth of spirits, if you reduce as a spirit, and it is not purified, so the last and the

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longest, being the most pure of all people, in many authors have had either related this to either he would constantly pray, alarm at in the Quad was a guitar and a Roman soccer and w harmala. He would pray Allah, grant my soul My next step

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was the Romans and Gohan purified for Allah you are the one who is the best of all purifiers. You are the best of all who can purify the soul of mine, for you is guardian and your master buss all of us in the Lotus and would actually make this to our oft, being the Prophet of Allah, Allah pure farmer. So

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today, we also need to be concerned about the purification of the soul. Unfortunately, because of our belief in materialism, reliance and materialism, reliance on material things, we doubt or deny spirituality altogether.

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And we indulge ourselves only as far as the body is concerned, that's materialism in its most in its gross, extreme sense. Look at the eyes of the Sahaba of the love arm, they reach the stage whereby the body meant nothing. It was all to do with that. Now many examples of the Eman of the Sahaba, the spirituality of the Sahaba

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spirituality of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that's where the real strength and power of a Muslim lies in his spirituality.

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I pray the last panel data because they'll Phaeton stand alone makes us amongst those who do not just rely on wealth on material things, who do not indulge themselves as far as spirits as far as the body is concerned. But those who also focus on their or on their spirits on their hearts, profits, and the learning will send them essays. And these have already been in the field just to that and what will happen if our son had to sort of

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weather faster, the faster they were just the cooler and our profits and the lonesome says now there is a piece of flesh in the body, which if it's pure than the whole body is pure, which if it's corrupting, the whole body is corrupt. Now that that piece of flesh is a heart,

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this small piece of flesh purifies a person or corrupts us, and the purification and the corrupts corruption, the strength, or the weakness, the health, or the lack of health, that the province of Lansing speaks of here is not the body, bodily, physical health of a person. Rather, it's a spiritual health. It's a spiritual strength. And it's a spiritual corruption that the profits of our lives and speaking of you're not discussing anatomy here, it's not an alarm. Some people have had the goal and the audacity to suggest that the province of the law is and he's not even referring to spirituality here. He's only discussing the anatomy of the body. But if the

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if the heart is pure and healthy, then the body will be healthy. And if the heart is unhealthy than the body will be unhealthy.

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which in itself is true. But here that's not what we're learning from is different.

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From its Alliance was referring to the spirit. If spiritually The heart is corrupt than the whole body is corrupt, ie

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the body will engage in the most sinful of deeds, because the heart is corrupt.

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When the hearts is pure, the body is pure. in Hades ohare, the province of

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Allah, Allah says

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that my servant does not come as close to me, as he does, by fulfilling those obligations which I have placed upon them.

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By doing these, my servants come close to me. And then speaking of the closeness of a servant to Allah, Allah says,

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I then become his eyes when he sees his ears with which he hears his hands. He touches even his feet when he walks. What does that mean? Every part of his body, every piece of flesh in his body

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is engaged in the remembrance of Allah and is engaged in the obedience of Allah. It fears the disobedience of his eyes do not move, his eyes do not gaze and look, but with the pleasure of Allah. He does not listen to anything that squeezes Allah, his hands do not touch, except that which pleases. Now, when the heart is pure, that's how the body becomes when the heart is corrupt, and the whole body is corrupt province. solemnize moves in discussing anatomy here, or the physical state of the body is discussing the spirit, the room, and the heart and the effects of the heart on the whole party.

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That's why we should concern ourselves with this gear. Does gear means the purification of the heart. And this gear is about spirituality. Like I said, religion is all about spirituality. Today, we have a very Some people believe in and practice a very materialistic religion, where everything is about the body and everything that you can touch and feel. But anything which you can't, and people don't believe in it, so many people now they openly deny the existence of genes. They don't believe in anything spiritual.

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Even though there is a spiritual world out there, it's potent. It's powerful, it's strong. Sometimes in order to describe this, I mentioned Hades, it's very beautiful. He wants profits in the lungs and was leading flagella Sala

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once he was leading further sulla.

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After mentioned this are these because people, they don't understand the connections between our actions and their spiritual effects.

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We all know

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that in Islam, we are taught respect.

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I've mentioned many times before, you cannot learn you cannot benefit from knowledge. You cannot gain knowledge. Unless and until you show respect. Until you respect that knowledge, until you respect the items and the instruments of knowledge. And until you respect the people of knowledge, you will not gain knowledge yourself. And where's the connection? respect and the gaining of knowledge? Apparently there's no connection. This is it. We may not understand it, or we should believe in it. We should accept it. Let me give you one connection. It's not something we can stand.

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Once Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was leaving.

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He despite being the Prophet of Allah, he was a human being. And during fudger Salah Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam experienced some difficulty in his recitation, he made one or two errors in his thilawa

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so he was struggling with the delivery of the Quran infojobs Allah.

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Only parts of it.

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Maybe one two verses

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after Salah prophets Allah maracas and and turn round to the congregation.

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And he said to them,

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when you come for summer, make sure you complete and perfect your wobble.

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During the summer, I was asking myself what's wrong with me that I am struggling with.

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And then it's emerged. But some of you have not completed your loop properly. They have not perfected your workflow. And form correctly, the province still allows for speaking only one person.

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One person didn't complete his will do properly.

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His imperfect and incomplete Whoo hoo, had such an effect on himself among the congregation, but even had an effect on the mom who was a prophet of Allah.

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And it affected his thilawa of the holy book.

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Because he didn't complete

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I imagine one person not completing their will, has an effect on the delivery of another person who was the other person, the one who would actually receive the way.

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That's the spiritual world, just like the story of Elijah Serato, salaam, Musa Hassan, we may not understand the connection, but it's there. That's why in Islam, we believe in spirituality in such a deep way.

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Even though we may not understand the connections, we believe in it.

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And we've reached the age why I'm emphasizing this is because we live in a very materialistic age. This is the age of science of technology, of technological progress of computers of bits and bytes.

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I'm not just using fancy words, you'll understand what I'm trying to say. We live in an age where everything is being explained to us.

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Computers are amazing, but

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at the root level, at their very basic core. They are just ones and zeros.

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Some bands, and everything can be explained that look physically logically, this is what happens, a happens. And then B takes place, C is a consequence of b, d comes as a sequential inevitable result of C, and so on. tune to make for everything is perfectly explained as a very logical, very systematic.

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So, everything's physical.

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So people are now only believing and accepting that which is physical. Fewer and fewer people are believing and a lot fewer and fewer people are believing in spirituality in create in the creation, fewer and fewer people are believing in a creator, everybody, well, not everybody, many, many people are now almost just relying on that, which is physical. as Muslims, we have been affected, we've been deeply affected. That's why I call it materialistic Islam, where people say, you know, we are Muslims, we pray we, we believe, but law, what are their actions, their behavior seem to reflect that they only trust them, they only believe in things that are material, they deny spirituality,

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they doubt spirituality. They don't believe in jinn, they don't believe in the existence of spirits, they don't believe in, they don't pay any attention to the root whatsoever.

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And they completely mock and ridicule any connection between two things in Islam that they cannot understand.

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as Muslims, we accept

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all the spiritual effects, the spiritual effects of the diseases of the heart, the spiritual effects of our actions, even though I may not understand them, if you go to a village, if you go to some backward region, some developing region of the world.

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And you explain some of the scientific things

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that we are very familiar with, because they've never experienced them. They don't know them, they will deny them, they will deny it all. So that's

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why

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if we people we tend to deny what we don't understand. And that's what allows was all confirms in the court, Allah says, welcome you here to begin, what am I thinking that we know, they they have rejected that

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which they could not fully comprehend, and whose explanation has not yet come to them? These are the clear words of the court and they rejected that which they could not comprehend, fully, and whose explanation has not yet come to them. So simply because they did not understand it, they reject it.

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And that's what many of us do, what we don't understand we are enemies of what we do not understand what we don't understand what we can't fully comprehend, we completely deny, that is not the position of a believer, we may not be able to physically, we might not be able to logically understand or explain to people how these lights come on, you press a switch there and the light comes on.

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But it's normal, it's an everyday occurrence, so we don't pay any attention to it.

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And I've explained this before, that the spiritual world is one thing the material world is one thing, you know, Allah rewards a person for their efforts and for their sacrifice. So if you make sacrifices in the material world,

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you make sacrifices in the material world, you will make progress in the material sense.

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And if you make sacrifices, and if you make an effort in the spiritual world, you will make headway, you will make gains, and you will progress spiritually.

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Now, when we look at the non Muslims, they have made an effort as far as the dunya is concerned, they make their sacrifices, and they make the efforts. As a result, they make their progress. What we are doing, we are following in their footsteps, and we are only trying to make progress in the material world. We make the same material sacrifices, but not for spirits, not for the spirits of the actor. We make material sacrifices for the sake of materialism.

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Now I've given this example before you go to the eastern part of the world where people still believe in spirits and spirituality. Although we don't accept it, Buddhism is all about spirituality.

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And

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there are many people in the eastern world that engage in these spiritual practices and exercises. Now we may deny it, but there are people there who practice

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certain things even though they are not Muslim.

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They can accomplish spiritual feats, but we may not understand we may even deny unless we see them ourselves. Is that possible?

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People who go without food for many days on end they bury themselves in the in the ground, and they breathe only through a small hole for day

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on end, they levitate above the ground.

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Is that possible? Of course it's possible, levitating as possible. They do.

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Now, what's that? Surely These aren't spiritual powers, in a pure sense, because they're not Muslim.

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Or this is it. That's the spiritual world. In the spiritual world, you have good and evil, you have good and bad. Just as in the physical material world, you have good and bad.

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And these people, despite being non Muslims, you know what they've devoted themselves

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to the spiritual world, they've made sacrifices, and they've made progress.

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Now, some of these people who don't know much about materialism at all, ie, they don't know much about matter, they don't know much about science and technology. It's true. It completely lost in their own world.

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And if you told them that

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man has, actually,

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he's gone beyond the frontiers. He's gone beyond the boundaries of the earth,

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his route the Earth's atmosphere.

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And he's touched the frontiers of space, a man has actually landed on the moon, some of these people, they might, whilst they're listening to you, they might actually be levitating five foot off the ground, but they laugh at you, and they won't believe they won't believe you, that man has actually landed on the moon.

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They don't believe you and you don't believe them. They don't believe you and what you're reporting, you don't believe them because actually levitating off the ground. You can't believe how they possibly do that. This is it. That's extreme spiritual world. This is extreme material world, these people have made progress in the material world, because that's what they believe in passionately. And that's what they've devoted themselves to. And they've made their sacrifices, those who believe in spirituality, even if it's bad stuff, and even then they make progress. So imagine a believer who believes in spirituality in a pure sense, makes the necessary sacrifices, he will progress in the

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purest of senses, he will progress in a pure way.

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That is a spiritual word. And sadly, we are so affected by materialism, we are beginning to doubt it or deny it altogether. I pray that last practical data gives us dull feet. And Stan luggers is Sophie to strike the balance and to recognize that it's not the body and it's not the material world that is real. It's the spiritual world. That takes precedence. It's our role and our spirit that makes us who we are and what we are, and that we need to devote ourselves to

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the spiritual world, and to our own spirits more than we devote ourselves to matter to materialism and to the physical world. And in doing so, we will through the will by the will of Allah and his staff, we will be successful as Allah said in the plan. It's all about the spirits,

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spirit and all of these objects of his creation. Allah says colorful humans are carbon.

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Indeed he successful or purifies our soul. And indeed, he has lost who does not purify the soul, but rather allows it to become deviant and wayward. We pray just as a sort of lesson number one equals and prayed that will grant our souls that taqwa and purify ourselves, we are the best of all who does or who can purify the souls, where you are the guardian and the master of ourselves, was the lungs of America after he was sworn in to be in a humid while he was savage minds panic a lot more

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than I still want to relay.

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