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Purification Of The Soul Series 02A – Why Tazkiyyah Al Nafs?

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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen or salat wa salam ala rasulillah ala alihi wa sahbihi zoomarine A my bad rubbish actually sadri were Sidley, Emory Washington, Dr. Melissa Annie yufka who only

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all praises belong to Allah subhanho wa Taala. We praise Allah subhanho wa Taala and we seek his assistance and we seek His guidance, and we seek refuge in Allah subhanho wa Taala from the evil of our souls, and the adverse consequences of our deeds. himself, Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees guidance upon the man can misguide him and himself Allah subhanho wa Taala decrees misguidance upon the nun can guide him and peace and salutations be upon the final messenger, Muhammad Ali Abdullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship besides one Allah, and that Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam is His Messenger. My dear brothers and sisters

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in Islam, mighty mothers and fathers Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome to yet another episode in our short series titled The skier twin knifes and Jessa qumola hiren. We also have Hannah who has had a reward you all for allowing me to be a virtual guest in your home, I pray, I will be our theme. Radio brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers. In our last episode, we introduced this gear to nefs its definition linguistically as well as what it means in terms of our series together. And when we discussed the neffs we went on to share three states that the neffs can exist in as taught to us by Allah subhanho wa Taala and we said that we have enough's

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American bisou the enough's which is inclined towards evil, a great inclination, and we spoke a little bit about it. And in summary, it's that neffs which loves harm loves following its desires. When I when I say harm, I mean following its desires because when a person follows his or her desires, this person is actually harming themselves and it's enough that does sin and doesn't regret it doesn't regret it I think it's important that we highlight this perhaps I didn't mention this in the last episode and this is important so that we don't become too sad when we ponder over ourselves because I think most of us and this is the case insha Allah upon the second state of the knifes and

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that is the neffs Aloma which is the self reproaching knifes the neffs which strives to do good and if it does bad, then it regrets so it's not that we're not weak and we don't make a mistake and we don't fall into sin, but then after Loma is the one that regrets and as we find in the Sunnah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is reported to have said another move tober that regret is repentance is a form of repentance so so when you do a sin and you regret that regret is a sign of Eman because if you did not feel you're standing in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala and if you did not believe in the grave and the reality of the grave, and if you did not believe that there's

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angels logging in your actions, if you did not believe that you would not feel regret so the fact that that regret is there, this is a good sign. A lot of people that writing to me they call me up and they're really sad that they say we've done these mistakes. And I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for the Sherry, I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for Islam. I thank Allah subhanho wa Taala for knowledge of Islam and I smile and happily say to them, the thank Allah subhanho wa Taala and praise Allah subhanho wa Taala for you are a believer insha Allah because the fact that you are writing in the fact that you are calling and the fact that you feel this regret the fact that you feel sad is a

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sign of Eman. This is the only reason why else would you feel sad when you disobeyed Allah. So enough Salah Is this enough that it strives towards doing good and it finds its its desire when it comes to doing evil and if it does make a mistake and fall into sin, then it regrets and turns to Allah subhanho wa Taala and seeks repentance with regard to the first nefs and nefs A Martin bisou bisou which is the one inclined towards evil. It really does not enjoy doing any any good and it loves doing evil. And when he does this evil he doesn't regret doing this evil May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from this enough's and then we discussed

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the ideal knifes and May Allah grant us this knifes and this is known as Neptune look more in the

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Self contempt knifes the knifes which really has no or hates haram hates disobeying Allah subhanho wa Taala feels no inclination towards it and feels uncomfortable when this knifes is near anything that can be misguidance are that which Allah subhanho wa Taala dislikes and it loves ibadah it loves remembering Allah subhanho wa Taala. With its tongue, with its heart, even with its actions, it makes sure everything is from that which Allah subhanho wa Taala loves and likes and has commanded to and everything else which Allah subhanho wa Taala has asked us to stay away from them, it stays away from that. So this was our discussion Alhamdulillah in our last session, and this is a brief

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summary with that brothers and sisters, let's conclude what we mean when we say this gear to neffs especially for the course of this series, what we are saying is purification as well as development of you and I have the self you and I as beings on earth, purification of ourselves, this is what we are referring to and might add to it based on the Quran and the Sunnah, purifying ourselves as taught to us by Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Now, why test gear to neffs? Why is it important to purify ourselves? I touched on this in our earlier episode right when I said we are more implicit, then we are explicit or important is more for the implicit than it is for the

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explicit. And I want you to understand this because sometimes people say but what do you mean when you say this? Now brothers and sisters, when you visit a friend, you visit a family member, you visit somebody you love, right? You visit them, their body is in front of you. And a lot of the time, we see ourselves as visiting the body, but in reality, we visiting the soul, we visiting the soul which is housed by the body. And to understand this better, perhaps you have an instance where someone close to you has passed away that you knew when they were alive and you visited them.

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And before they buried you go to see their body.

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And when you stand in front of them, you see their eyes, you see their nose, you see the face that you used to see, you see their mouth, you see everything. In fact, the heart is in them. There's blood inside their body, right? The pupils are in their eyes, the ears have the mechanism that they would need to have to hear when they were alive. All this is in place. But can you interact with them? No.

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Can you greet them? Would you get a response? No. Can they see? You know, can they hear you know, what's happened? The soul has been removed, the electricity that powers all this has been removed. Right? So understand this, that when we meet each other, right? It's a meeting of souls that have been housed by a body, right? And this is what I mean when I say that we are more implicit than we are explicit or the important should be more for the implicit than explicit. And our sharing has taught us this leaps and bounds right? We just have to ponder over the sources that we read from the outset. Brothers and sisters, we've heard a lot about near and intention and purifying our intention

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and making things only for the sake of Allah. Time and time again. We've had the hadith of homerville hubbub of the Allah who and that he heard Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say in number maliniak there's nothing about your actions except that they will be judged based on the intention present. When the outer happened. The action is the outer. But there's Allah subhanho wa Taala judges to have prayed Salah just because we looked like we prayed Salah now

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Allah judges us to have paid Salah if the intention of Salah is present, if it's solely for his sake, if it's upon the son of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So the Sherry er really drives our focus to our character, not the personality, not the outside, but the inside, right. So this is one of the reasons why this key to nerves is mighty, this gear to know is important. purifying the self is important. It's not about how people perceive us, people perceive us To be honest, so that's good.

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It's what Allah subhanho wa Taala knows us to be and Allah doesn't look at the outer he looks at the inner in Allah Leon voru illa Allah Allah azza wa jal Allah kiambu illa Allah Kumar Malika as Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in an established narration, Allah subhanho wa Taala doesn't look at your outer, he doesn't look at your bodies and your appearances he looks at your heart and he looks at your deeds. This is what Allah subhanho wa Taala looks at when he judges us. And we need to really take heed of these realities, my dear brothers and sisters and insha Allah insha Allah if Allah subhanho wa Taala gives us

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When we dive into some of those matters that help bring tears here in our lives, we'll touch upon this in greater detail. So this is one of the aspects right and why this study is important. And when we look at the book of Allah subhanho wa Taala or look in it, we see in one particular surah Allah subhanho wa Taala, taking 11 outs

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before he teaches us about the entirely successful self. So penampilan 11 and Allah subhanho wa Taala does not take an oath upon that which is insignificant

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or for that which is insignificant, teaching us that the entirely successful self which Allah subhanho wa Taala is going to teach us about

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is very important, because not as a meeting Allah subhanho wa Taala does not just take one oath, but 11 outs and this is in a surah which we live in a surah which we read time and time again. Allah subhanho wa Taala says we're Shamsi will go haha surah Duchamp's Allah says by the sun and its brightness, will armory either tele and by the moon when it follows it when the hairy either gela and by the day when it displays it will lelee either yaksha and by the light when it covers it was summer he will my banner and by the sky and he who constructed it, Allah subhanho wa Taala well out of the one haha and by the earth and he Allah subhanho wa Taala who spread it when I see one so wa

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and by the self, the self

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and the soul and he subhanho wa Taala who proportioned it and then Allah subhanho wa Taala says for Alhamdulillah fujikura taqwa and Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired it with the ability to differentiate between that which is righteousness, and that which is wickedness and that which is evil. And Allah subhanho wa Taala then says called the alpha harmans aka the truly successful one, the entirely successful one is the one who purifies it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, walk out the harbor meant the SIR and the one who truly fails is the one who fails to purify it, or the one who instills it with corruption. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all, I mean your enemy. So

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Allah subhanho wa Taala takes 11 out before teaching us about the entirely successful self.

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And when we look at how Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught us about the entirely successful self, we see again, emphasis from Allah subhanho wa Taala in how he taught us further teaching us how important this topic of this gear to nips is. Now what I want you all to do, is get a must have, open it, go to Surah two shrimps and read the ayat that I've just shared with you read its meaning, ponder over it, and inshallah We'll take a short break. And when we come back, we'll further our discussion pertaining to the importance of the study of the scale to nefs Joseph manoharan saramonic