Purification Of The Soul #01B – 3 States Of The Nafs
Channel: Sajid Ahmed Umar
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Bismillahirrahmanirrahim hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah or Allah Allah He was happy woman wila Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. Just before the break we discussed Allah subhanho wa Taala teaching us in his book about the neffs and the neffs exists in three states, the first state, and this is not a praiseworthy state. And this is a state We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from and this is a state we should strive to remove ourselves from. This is a state taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala in Surah Yusuf in Surah Yusuf Allah subhanho wa Taala mentioned to us the statement of the wife of the minister, the person that caused great strife to
come into the life of Yusuf alayhi salam, for she brought him into a room and bolted that room shut and called him to that which was immoral and the use of alayhis salam, remembering the teachings of his father, the great manifest magnanimous teachings of his father refused to fall prey to her invitations and then she plotted another plan to try and get him to disobey Allah subhanho wa Taala. But then again, Allah subhanho wa Taala protected him and as a result, she got him locked up into prison with the key thrown away for a period of time, when the entire situation became apparent. And people got to know of exactly what happened and how innocent Yusuf Alayhi Salam was, she spoke out
and she said, Well overdue. Now see, that I do not make myself innocent, in the nafsa. Indeed, the self, this body along with the soul, when it's together outside of the womb of one's mother, let a mirror to be soothed. This self is inclined towards evil, a great inclination.
So, if we look at the Arabic term used in this particular area, we see that Allah subhanho wa Taala uses what we call in the Arabic language, si, el mubadala or in English, we might say hyperbole. So Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't tell us that the nurse is inclined towards evil. A general inclination rather Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us that the neffs can exist in a state where it is inclined towards evil, a very great inclination. So this is what she says in the nafsa let a murderer to be soo ill Mr. hammarby except the knifes that Allah's mercy descends upon, this is the knifes that is or that this is the nuts that can enjoy the other states of the knifes those states
which are beloved to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And when we say this, we can't help but remember the opening of the lectures of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam when he would begin his lectures was what was known as hope but will hajer he would begin with an introduction to his speeches, and he would say in it Maria de la who fala mo de la mejor Glyn farhadi Allah, that the one who Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the mankind misguide him, and the one who Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon then men can guide him. So she is saying, indeed, the south by default is inclined towards evil, except if Allah showers His mercy upon it, and I want you to pay
attention to this point because when we dive into the principles related to test gear to nefs, this particular point actually makes up the first principle with regards to this gear to nuts, I won't tell you now, to keep you
anticipating and inshallah we will get to it sooner rather than later. So this is the first state of the enough that is inclined towards evil. And I'm sure if you take a moment to ponder over your life, and if we ponder over our lives, we see that Subhanallah from the outset, Salah is difficult. Making Ulu is difficult. Waking up procedure is difficult, right. And even though our Salah only takes a few minutes of our day, really and just a few breaths, but it's so difficult. But in retrospect, if we have, for example, a football match, which takes 90 minutes, we upset if, for example, two big teams are playing and he didn't go into extra time, or he didn't go into penalties.
Or if it was a one sided game, and we are happy to sit down for the entire period. And perhaps perhaps we actually anticipating it throughout the week, calling our friends making sure the atmosphere and environment is even greater if we didn't manage to get tickets, for example, and actually go to the football ground so we see ours. And now this is not a discussion pertaining to the legality of watching football and so on and so forth.
And this is not a discussion saying that football is evil. But what we're saying is, let's take a simplistic matter like that, in comparison to Salah, which is from the keys to gentlemen, which is from the opening of this dunya and after something so important as it which matters to us in every sense of the term, and in every sense of the concept of Salah, it matters to us, right?
It's difficult from the outset it's difficult. And Allah has a focus as we say in the Arabic language and just upon this, build your other circumstances, think about all those things which Allah subhanho wa Taala has cited as haram and forbidden, you find that you do have an inclination to them, right? And many a time people say if we didn't feel Allah subhanho wa Taala right. If we didn't feel punishment in the Hellfire we would have been doing these things right. So basically that inclination by default is that right? And this is the first state of the knifes the neffs which exists in this particular state that is inclined towards evil and a great inclination it's hard to
worship Allah subhanho wa Taala given that Zika is difficult, we end up delaying it you know going for Hajj inshallah, next year inshallah next year, the excitement that we have for example, let's just bring back the first circumstance I described. You know, arranging a get together for a football match, that excitement is one but the excitement for going to hide perhaps is not always there, perhaps we do have the means perhaps hedge is compulsory upon us in every
way and form, but the excitement to go is not there. So by default, this requires work. This is enough, which we need to ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from and we must understand that this is the first state of the knifes then Allah subhanho wa Taala describes to us in other state and this state, Allah subhanho wa Taala praises it and teaches us in the Quran that Allah subhanho wa Taala loves the state. And we find this particular state taught to us in Surah Tolkien for Allah subhanho wa Taala he takes an oath and says let oximeter be your multi ama. So Allah subhanho wa Taala takes an oath by the day of karma and the day of the AMA is a mighty day. And then Allah
subhanho wa Taala takes an oath by Neff Silla, one note the term nefs nefs Aloma the self reproaching neffs the self reproaching knifes the knifes which is not happy, being inclined towards evil, a great intonation, the neffs which fights its desires, the neffs, which fights being Abdul Hawa, servant of its desires and strives to become Abdullah servant of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So it strives Salah is hard, but it forces itself to pray Salah it might be cold, and in the UK for example, perhaps the boiler is not working so the water is not that hot, but it strives to observe the whoohoo and wake up in the cold morning and make its way to the masjid for example, if possible,
especially for the males and observe the prayer. It fights the desire
to live a life upon ease, and live a life conducive to the desires of the neffs Allah subhanho wa Taala loves the sniffs knifes Aloma the South reproaching one and this is where we should be my dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers, especially as those who have declared Allah subhanho wa Taala as one especially as those who have accepted the prophecy of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, this is exactly where we should be. We should be upon this state, fighting our desires and pushing ourselves closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala or the third state, the most praiseworthy state of the neffs which Allah subhanho wa Taala teaches us in the 30th juice. But just
before we discuss that, that state of footnote
we've seen in the Quran Allah subhanho wa Taala taking an oath by the day of pm and Allah subhanho wa Taala taking an oath by the self reproaching laughs Does this mean that you and I are allowed to take an oath by other than Allah subhanho wa Taala? Absolutely not my dear brothers and sisters, my dear mothers and fathers. This is impermissible. We are not allowed to swear by our fathers swear by our mothers swear by the grave of such and such a person swear by our children, and so on and so forth. This is impermissible when the person takes an oath they only swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And yes, this is a footnote
But it's an important one My dear brothers and sisters because sometimes we tend to forget. And this reminder is important. Allah subhanho wa Taala IRA can take an oath by anything which Allah subhanho wa Taala has created because He is the Creator. And when Allah subhanho wa Taala takes an oath for example, by the day of the AMA, then it is as if Allah subhanho wa Taala is saying that he takes an oath by the day of the AMA and the one who created it subhanho wa Taala and none of us have that privilege. And also Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Man Hello fabulous forbade the lead faculty cafaro Ashok, that the one who takes an oath, or practices a person by other than Allah
subhanho wa Taala then they have practiced disbelief or polytheism we Allah subhanho wa Taala grant is the understanding.
So brothers and sisters, by the mothers and fathers, we've discussed two states of the knifes what is the third state? This is the state My dear brothers and sisters, we should beg Allah subhanho wa Taala in our day, every day and every time to grant us we should beg Allah to transform our lives into this particular neffs this knifes known as a nefs Almodovar in the content self,
the self which Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy about the South which Allah loves. And this self loves Allah subhanho wa Taala This is known as a neffs Alberta in the content knifes and Allah subhanho wa Taala in the 30th Jews he says yeah, yet to her knifes will not my inner ear Ruggieri. Illa Arabic arrabiata moralia, Allah subhanho wa Taala or this particular laughs receives a calling at the time of death at the time of death, the calling calls and in the statement is a message of peace for this particular neffs for
the calling says all content knifes returned to your Lord, or are we
pleased with Allah subhanho wa Taala and once Allah subhanho wa Taala is pleased with you. And for this particular enough's is a promise of entrance to be amidst the other servants of Allah subhanho wa Taala that Allah subhanho wa Taala is happy with as well as the great paradise that Allah subhanho wa Taala has created for the believing males and females of the home of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam brothers and sisters ponder over these three states benchmark yourself against the points shared ask yourself, which state are you in? What's the reality of your enough's and be inspired to tune into our next episode, where we will further the discussion that will help
us grow our lives, purify it, transform it and make it more dynamic with the permission of Allah subhanho wa Taala I love you all for the sake of Allah until then, salaam aleikum wa rahmatullah warahmatullahi wabarakatuh