Channel: Sulaiman Moola
Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salli wa salam O Allah Allah.
Allah Allah Allah amin Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi won many tabia de Vaca de una de la MIDI we're back
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Falcon, Bain and Nancy bill hakimullah. How're you belakang Sabine in LA? In LA Vina yowindow Narang Sabine hella hella Hamada boon shady, don't be mana su yo melfest sakalava Levine, honorable scholars, respected brothers, elders, mothers and sisters, we have a very pertinent topic to discuss today. And that is how we could free ourselves from the clutches the slavery of our ego and our nerves and liberate our souls by coming into the worship, the Soviet servitude and the slavery of Allah subhanho wa Taala himself. Now, let me quiz you a little bit. And perhaps you never gave thought to this. But this is something that's going to set the tone for us to build on and progress
in our talk. Generally,
whenever a person commits a mistake, he or she, we blame the devil for that wrong.
And without doubt the devil has a share in every wrong that we perpetrate. So the Quran also makes references to this fanservice shavon was a karate he found a bit of usage in a bit does he mean that when the Prophet Yusuf was in the jail, and with him was an inmate, and this inmate was about to be liberated.
Then the Prophet use of peace be upon him said to this fellow inmate that when you go to the king, and you will be reinstated as the wind bearer for the king, then please whisper in his ears, that there's an innocent man sitting in the jail. But as is the nature of man, when you sit in soft and comfortable, then we generally forget the pain and the agony of those that are in distress. So the Quran makes reference to this incident for answer whose shape on the devil made him forget. Likewise, when the Prophet Moses was traveling, and with him was the young man who subsequently became a Nabhi yuja Ebony noon, and the Prophet Moses told him that when you find miraculously that
the fish hops out from this bag, from this basket into the water, then you must notify me and the incident is mentioned in the Quran. I don't want to go into the details, but just mention one thing. So again, he says warmer and sunny who in lashay pond and as Gora that nothing made me forget, despite witnessing this miracle, but the devil. Now here's my question to you brothers and sisters, when Allah told the devil who wasn't the devil at that time, Allah told him to Prostrate to Adam, and the scholars say the injunction was given to both the angels and the jinn. And the devil refused, and displayed arrogance and pride, who made the devil refuse? We say the devil made us do
the wrong, who is the devil going to blame?
And the answer is one in simple. It was the ego and the knifes of the devil within him that provoked him and incited him and told him not to prostrate and ultimately resulted in the devil becoming a devil himself.
There are periods of time where the devil is shackled and chained and that is Ramadan. But the human ego is never shackled, and is never detained.
Management dinar was walking the great saint and the great sage of the age and as he was walking on
There were some kids that were playing.
boy playing with some sand. Occasionally there's a tear in his eye. Occasionally there's a chuckle on his face, but of contradicting emotions, be it as it may, Manny COVID-19 are observed. Then he moved on. As he moved on, there was a whisper within him that said, Listen, Mali, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam used to greet children. Ghana Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam you said Lima, Allah CBN. So I should go back and perhaps greet the boy. So after going forward, reflecting he takes a step or two back and he approaches the little kid that's playing and he says salaam aleikum little boy. So the boy very, very mature, very articulate, very methodical, very calculated.
It says Ronnie como Santa Maura, Mata La Jolla, Malik, he responds in a very audible and a mature and intellectual way.
So Malik bin dinar then asks the boy, you sound like a boy of intelligence and wisdom. Can I engage you and ask you a question? He said, Yes, go, go for it. If we want to speak to a kid, we can ask him sports. We can ask him hobbies. We can ask him interests. We can ask him all the other things. But the dialogue of the pie is revolved around Deen and faith.
So his question to the little boy was men for kobane Allah Li one FC.
What is the difference between the human intellect and the human ego?
What is the difference between the human intellect and the human ego?
He said, Man if you really want to hear this is of course I want to hear that is why I'm asking you. I said well then listen properly.
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your ego is what told you ignore the boy and walk away? Because he's a kid. He's not an adult. I don't have to give him much intention much much regard and much attention. While it was your intellect that said no, respect the boy, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam has taught us the respect and regard for kids, adults male females name has taught us respect for the animal kingdom. Subhana Allah, what a profound answer the verse that I recited before you
alone gave three instructions to the Prophet David peace be upon him. yada
yada Budo in Naga Holly pattonville O'Dowd, we've made you a deputy on this earth. For come Bane and Nancy been. Number one. You should execute your rulings. And you should pronounce your verdicts with absolute truth and honesty. Combined and NASA will have one
hour for your answer below. And do not succumb and surrender to the provocation and the incitement of your ego, because that is the recipe for disaster.
Imam Shafi le Rahim Allah said in one particular poem of his, which is a very long bone, but I will just extract the relevant stanza, la isla Hello, hello,
Betty. We're going to tell many when Judy moody Rama pasa will be with Dr. Mehta Hebei, Jang Raja Meneely Africa su llama tava many thembi Quran to be Africa beacon Africa, Obama.
Joe licola. We met in one today I know Judah fatten gamma. And that's the point that I want to reference in the entire poem. Well, today I Neff Salah Jude, do not succumb to this ego do not succumb to this ego.
Why fatten Gemma many times your regrets will be irreversible, irreversible.
The scholars give us a beautiful analogy. What's the analogy? You have the human body and then you have the human ego and the human soul.
Now the casing is not the actual human it's not the external because this evolves and when will be lowered into the grave it will disintegrate. It is the soul that is the actual human. But the analogy of the ego is
As a person who gets on the back of a horse, I don't know how much of us are into horse riding, and perhaps you had had exposure or you went on a horse ride, you would know
that when you get on the back of a horse, the horse can examine the confidence of the rider.
So the horse will try out the confidence of the person mounted on his back.
The horse would be obstinate, non compliant, and the horse would see how much authority power and clout and muscle you have. If you know how to grip this animal, hold the reins, maintain it, then this horse would comply and as the brand swears oath upon oath. Well, la dee dee Baba, Maria de toda her family moving on to so Baja, that the horse would take its rider on its back, and danger its own life to bring victory to its master.
But if you show weakness to that horse,
then you become a dummy on the back and the horse rides you.
When I say the horse rides you, the horse doesn't comply to your signal. You just a dummy on the back you are an artificial person. The horse would graze when it wants to graze, it would relax when it wants to relax and it will not deliver its optimum. Thrust me my brother and listen to me my sister. That's precisely the analogy of your ego. Your egos your egos going to send you these whispers to do the wrong to peruse the net, to see porn to indulge in the forbidden to sit and listen to music to ignore and shun the orders of Allah that was squeezed will remain. Even we succumb to that and then we become dummies and our ego dictates to us. So you Denali Ravi Alanna
said in one boom, ma axon nurse.
Oh, mankind is so great in number.
Recent census say that this close to 7 billion that inhabit the planet. My axon nurse. Then he poses LaBelle mattala whom no, no, no, I'm mistaken. Actually. They not so many.
What Allahu Alem and Neelam upon Fernanda and Allah knows what I'm saying is the absolute truth. In Neela, after Hawaii knee pain after Haha, Allah caffeine in Walla hockin, la da, I opened my eyes, and I see millions of creatures, but I don't find a single human.
I see millions of creatures that have inhabited the earth that have occupied the planet.
But yes, they are dead creatures. They don't have what it takes to be human, and being the best of our last creation. So what happens is when you succumb to that ego, then it's just a life of sin, a life of indulgence, a life of bias, and there is no productivity in that life.
And that's precisely what the ego ones. It's just the life of eating, sleeping. Now look at the verse of the Quran, where I'm men half Amata Merapi when I had Neff sign in, however, for in Janata, he was the one who fears the interview with his Lord and restrains his ego restrains his ego, then surely paradise ease he's about
easier said than done, put one foot on your ego. And the next foot in Paradise, I always say to prospective couples, and tomorrow, we have a workshop on marriage as well.
And I'm going to use the same context here as well. It's very easy to get married,
but very difficult to remain married.
It's very easy to become a Muslim, but very challenging to remain a Muslim.
It is easier to memorize the Quran, but very difficult to remain a half is and so on and so forth. You want to bring someone into the fold of Islam. It's simple, it's quick, it's easy, takes the Shahada and he or she is a Muslim, but to remain a Muslim, it's a lifelong challenge to get married. So behind Allah, the marriage itself is not challenging, but to remain married. They say don't praise the marriage on the third day, praise it on the third year
because now there's challenges in it.
Put your one foot on the ego and the next foot in paradise. But to muster the courage and to put your foot on that ego, it takes a life long of efforts. It takes a lifelong effort.
What are the typical provocations of the ego?
The ego believes
and it enjoys being inflated
every person's ego that is what it wants. In fact, I often say we live in a world where people have become so desperate for fame and recognition that many people resort to do things that are incorrect, unlawful, that are not sensible, just to hit the papers and become famous.
So person will do something bizarre, and something crazy, and something ludicrous, just so that you can recognize him that you know what there is so but someone in someone in the world and he exists or she exists, that is how desperate we become for fame.
The other thing of the ego is
that I perceive myself to be correct. And I consider everybody else to be inferior, myself to be superior, and everybody else to be inferior.
Now look at these teachings. Imam rosani Rahmatullah had passed it on to us. He said, an errata dakka. fi enough sick Anika Hiram min Ray, when you have this whisper within you, that I am superior to my brother, I am senior to my sister, I am greater than others, then surely, that is the whisper of the devil himself.
And then he gives us some practical steps to deflate our ego to deflate it when it's inflated to deflate it.
And what are the practical steps? He said, either enter Southern Iran, when you see a child, a kid,
your ego will whisper to you
that I am better than him.
He is a kid he doesn't know anything. He hasn't achieved anything. No. Instead you should say to your ego has led me to learn how to follow Shaka nobuhiro Mini This is a child is to his sinless he hasn't committed a crime. Surely he is better in the sight of Allah then I am.
What is our at cubby Ron, and when you see an adult and someone more senior to you in age, then you say to yourself, not the reasoning before me so he is more wicked than I am. You say to yourself, how the Abba de la haka, blee Fela shuck and Minnie this man or this woman is my senior. So he or she has been worshipping Allah way before me way before me. Undoubtedly he is better in the eyes of Allah than I am.
What is our Ada Helen,
when you see an ignorant person doing something wrong, you say to yourself, have a salon Hubby, Jacqueline was an athlete to learn how to behave in for how Giotto, La La Akbar, he has done or she has done what they have done because of ignorance. They don't know better. But myself Allah has given me the understanding. I can differentiate, yet I come at the wrong surely My condition is much more evil in the eyes of Allah than this person. What is our eternal human? And when you see a scholar and you see a learned person, you say how the Anima Madame Allah wa Bella Madame abloh akuna mithila This person is much more learned than I am he or she possesses much more knowledge than I
have. How can I even imagine that? I'm better than that person? Undoubtedly they are better than me. And it doesn't end there. When you see a disbeliever
You see, these are all the tricks of the of the ego.
The ego has a lot of tricks.
When you see a disbeliever you say to yourself
as a young lady Allahu Allah, what am Ana fossa, Yulin Daniella. It is a highly possible that Allah will guide this non Muslim to the truth
and it is equally possible that alarm can snatch faith.
Wait for me before I die for your Kunal O'Donoghue, Amina Rabin akuna Minal Baba Dean. So tomorrow he or she will be closer to Allah. And my condition will be that I will be rejected. Yesterday brother Shah Hassan was mentioning of a sister in America in her early 20s, who reverted to Islam. memorize the Quran, studied the karate Sabha memorize 40 a hadith in two days. So harmala A revert, took the Shahada memorize the Quran, dedicated herself to the sciences of the Quran. Allah can change the destiny of any person at any time. Satan armor was walking with his entourage. And I have a dedicated slot today on the life of armor in sha Allah.
And as he was walking, a whisper came within him. And the whisper was are you the legend? Are you the grade are you the man look at those around you man. They salute in you they revered in you they're honoring you, you the absolute hero.
But look at these people. As soon as he got this whisper
he ordered that everybody must congregate in the masjid or Salah to Jamia congregate
when they congregate in the masjid.
He says listen, folks, sorry to disturb you. But I need to tell you that when I was a young boy, in my pre Islamic era, I used to take the sheep and the flock of sheep and graze it. And then end of the day I would get some dates or they would pay me buttons, some simple amount and remuneration for my activities. But that's about it. And thank you for coming you can live
What are you talking?
When we busy with our activities, you summon us in the masjid. We converge and congregate. And then you tell us that you are a shepherd and they will given you dates and buttons. Like what's the correlation? What's the tie? And he said I was walking. And then a was Spokane within me it was Spokane within me. And what was this whisper? Are you the great You were amazing. And at that time I needed to you know in English, they say, Don't pat yourself on your shoulder. You might just dislocate it.
Don't pat yourself on your shoulder. You might just dislocate it.
They say a person who is conceited.
His head expands but his brain shrinks.
A person who's conceited his head expands but his brain shrinks
wrapped up in himself. And that's typically what the problem today is. That's the ego.
So he said the whisper had come within me and I needed to deflate my ego at that very same time. Hence I called upon you and I apologize if I imposed on you, but I have surely set my ego in place.
when the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam spoke about pride, and a noble companion said I love to be meticulous in my dressing and in my appearance, and of Islam. And the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said in the law Hey Jimmy, don't you have bull Jamal? Allah is beautiful and Allah loves beauty.
Pride. Aware in exclusive dress does not constitute pride. But to wear something beautiful and exclusive, and consider yourself superior because of that brand. And consider others inferior because of that. That is pride.
So we have our mother IE Chateau de Allahu Allah, may Allah be pleased with her. This great, amazing woman in the annals of Islamic history. She was the woman like no other woman.
As any woman she had dressed up and she was looking into the mirror and obviously attire in herself and you know, presenting herself, Abubakar the alano pass by and he says to her Manton Marina I shampoo in Allah Hi, Lisa B. Now we're in LA. Our Ayesha What are you admiring? Because Allah is not admiring you.
Are you Shahada? you admire him because Allah is not admiring you? Why is the liner admiring me? Don't you know my daughter, when a person male or female adores him or herself, and they feel obsessed and impressed and they feel inflated about that. Matata, horombo Hut.
You've heard it potica Xena, then a lot of dislikes that action until he or she abandons that pride. But these were the great people of Islam. No sooner did our mother inshallah the long run here this immediately she took off a garment and gave it in charity. Now I want to share with you a beautiful incident. And I will try and just summarize it because it's a bit lengthy. Again, addressing the ego.
And I promise you, my brother and I promise you, my sister.
In coming out of the slavery of your ego,
and becoming the true slave of Allah, there is true liberation.
And in the apparent in the apparent
and in the apparent compliance of your ego, there is misery when I say a parent, what I'm trying to say here is that a person feels now there is life, that's amazing. Eat woman wine, drink, club, pub, do whatever you want to just party.
But see the consequences of that life, study the statistics of suicide, you would think or I would think suicide would be found in abject poverty. But ironically, suicide is far more higher and common in affluent and elite communities, those who got all going for them. Why? Because in the language of your ego, there is never enough. That's it. So when you try and understand how can a person molest, how can a person rape? How can a person perpetrate incest? How do you do such heinous crimes, and then you realize that you surrender to your ego, and the ego has a greater demand, and you surrender to that and the ego and it continues and continues, and there's no limit to it, the
ego continues. So the ego it's never enough the word enough satisfaction doesn't feature.
And yet, Islam, I was flying in Australia, and I won't forget this incident, it left an indelible impression.
So I was taking an internal flight for a program, and it was the month of Ramadan and
hamdulillah Allah made it possible we will observe in the past, obviously, Islam has given us the concession. People say oh, you fasting you traveling? No. Islam has given us the concession. And equally Allah said if you can fast it is greater when Tomohiro Lacan so Islam is very pragmatic. Islam is very practical.
Who was a tobacco noir Masha Allah, Allah, He confided in him in Harajuku, Allah has selected you and he has not made things complicated for you in faith. There is legislated concession, there is legislative concession. That's the beauty of Islam. So we're not at liberty to pronounce our own rulings or create our own concessions. But there is legislated concession.
So anyway, as I'm traveling fast in, now, they had some restrictions on alcohol consumption in in the flight, because passing just obviously can become hazardous if they over consume. And you can only order a particular alcoholic beverage every hour or two hours or whatever it is. And I'm sitting and there's a gentleman close up to me, and he orders a particular alcoholic beverage, and he drinks it. And after a little while, before the duration lapses, he calls one of the flight attendants and he says, Can I have another drink? And I said, Listen, sir, the time has elapsed, we have a particular time because we need to manage the, the the passengers as well. And the urge
within him is becoming restless and is becoming an easy.
And after a little while, he asked again. And he said listen, sir, please, when the time lapses, and it's okay for you, we will let you know. And I'm looking at this and I said exactly. This is the human ego. Allah has made it mandatory upon us to fast and hence I was fasting. And I said, that's the beauty of Islam. The ego has been suppressed. It knows that from dawn to dusk, there is going to be no desire, there's going to be no fulfillment, and it's just at bay and it's just sitting and as soon as you feed in this ego, the desire and the urge is just going higher and higher and higher and non stop, and it continues.
My dad says this often and I've coated it in my dogs.
Look at the world today. It's so ironical.
You have the tobacco industry, which is a thriving industry, which is a booming industry, which never suffer suffers a setback.
And then you
Have a billboard. And on the Billboard, it's written clearly.
causes cancer, not safe for pregnant woman. And the gentleman walks in the shop and he says, Can I have a pack of cigarettes? Please? Which one? The one that causes cancer?
Can I have a pack of cigarettes? The one that kills? What? What are you saying?
You have no company makes NT advertisement. Nobody does anti advertising. Everybody does pro advertising. you promote your article, you, you give it recognition, you give it money, you give it a slot you give it everybody wants to promote. But obviously this is our world. And you know, there's a beautiful article Holly Baker's written, and that's about the cell phone. And he says we are a nation blessed and cursed by our innovation. Wow. We are a nation blessed and cursed. It's
together. It's inseparable, our prosperity and our setbacks. So let's look at our mobile phone today. It has made life so much easier. But yet it has made it so challenging, because so much of the fiber of society has collapsed due to these evils.
But you got to put out the harms of cigarettes, to cover your back against any legal recourse.
Otherwise, the legal fraternity will be on your on your case to say that I smoked and then I develop lung cancer and this happened and that happened. So you got to say that listen, in bold printing, I have put it out. And I have told people and I have, you know, conscient eyes, people. But the world has become such that we are so driven by our ego, regardless of what is being posted out there. We look beyond and we say come.
He's a strong man. She's a strong woman who has the muscle, the cloud, the strength, and the resilience to suppress the ego. The beauty of Islam is it doesn't call upon you to abandon all your needs, but it regulates it. That Yes, there is a need to eat, but eat in moderation. And that's the beauty someone said in the English language. If the almighty didn't make eating and drinking, a source of pleasure,
a source of pleasure and need, can you imagine how tiresome it would have been to eat every day? Oh, we got to eat again. Oh, we got to drink again. Oh, we got to sleep again. But Subhana Allah, it's a need and a pleasure. So it has become so easy. In fact, I often say How ironic is the world. There are some that are waiting to get hungry so they can eat. And there are others who are hungry and are waiting to lay the hands on foods just to get the discrepancy in the world.
So coming back to the point that I was saying is we've got to control our ego. There is this incident mentioned in the Quran that pollute and that is where we stand today followed was traveling philam for Sala Paulo to build you know the color in Allah, Mo betta Li convenor salmon sharee Brahmin who Fela is a mini watermelon Mia Tomahawk mufa in whoo mini Illa menu
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pollut was going with his army. The people asked him that we are having challenges against a tyrant against a dictator against an autocrat against the man who's abusing us, please assist us. So tollywood is crossing over a river. The Quran speaks about it in Surah Baqarah in the second chapter of the Quran, and the second juice as well. And he says to them, Listen, before we go and meet this tyrant in the battle, we are going to cross a river of water and allowance to test you allowance to test you. That's it.
So you're going to cross this river of water.
For men Sherry bambino, Felisa mean a woman, lomita mufa, in many in many MBA, when you get close, and you're going to see this water, it's going to look very beautiful, very soothing, very quaint.
very wholesome, but allow us to test you don't drink this water.
However, if you just take a sip or two, that's fine, that's fine.
To get the beauty of the Quran if you take a sip or two that's fine. And if you drink in large quantities then you are not from amongst me and I am not from among you in Allah morbidelli colombina her ally is going to test you with this rubber feminine Sheree by me no felonies emini, he who indulges and drinks it is not from amongst me.
feminine Sheri Berman who Fellaini samini woman lamea tan hufa innovo Mini and if you resist the temptation, you resist it and that that's that's what Allah loves you know brothers and sisters when a person is tempted and the ego is telling you do this and there is this battle and this battle is gonna be fought for the rest of your life Selma been dinar said, Ma'am in Yeoman, that local fee shams, ala yoke to below Allah tala Believe me. Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, tomato, holla, benefi Sondra, Andre de halibel Maha semaine every day when the sun rises. There is a fresh battle that is fought on the bosom of every believer. There is this war that takes place on the chest of a
Muslim, the urge to evil and the whisper to virtue. And this continues daily, Alabama, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa,
whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. And if you muster the courage, and you say no, and there's no quick fix, there's no simple remedy. It's a matter of pulling yourself together begging for the guidance of Allah and going through that emotion and overcoming it.
If you suppress your ego, then consider that day to be any read in your life. It's a festival in your life. You can be ecstatic. You can be 2 billion. It's it's a euphoric moment. Right? It's, it's, it's, it's a joy that cannot be described. Why? Because Allah gave me the strength to suppress my ego, and to comply to him. But flip the coin and reverse the scenario, where either Holla Holla, who, who can a yo yo ma Hassan in LA. But if you succumb to that, and you surrender to it, and you complied with the dictates of that ego, then I'm afraid that is the worst day in your life, even it even if it happens to coincide with the day,
even if it is the day of celebration, but you're a loser in the eyes of Allah, because today your ego has taken the better of you.
So anyway, they cross by the water. And he says that ally is going to test you. If you don't drink, then you are from amongst me.
Now when a person is resisting the temptation, there is a tantrum that the ego will throw out which is going to manage it we have to manage it withdrawal symptoms withdrawal symptoms. It's it cannot be that easy. Right? Say that earlier of Yolanda said the height of virtue is to overcome an evil habit. And the province of Allah Allah wa sallam said he is a semitone visible in salah and mckone fossa Defoe. If somebody tells you that a mountain has moved, then believe him. But if a person tells you that somebody has abandoned an evil habit, Don't believe him. In other words, it's easier for a mountain to move. It's easier for a mountain to move than to abandon an evil habit. Old habits
die hard as the English proverb goes. But coming back to this year, and I don't want to digress too much.
Whoever will cross it, and don't drink from the water is part of me. And if you drink from it, then I'm afraid you are not part of me. They get to a they have all this desire, all this fervor, all this enthusiasm. When they come to the water, it's irresistible fishery boom in noho Illa de la mina home immediately they start gulping the water in volumes and gallons.
As soon as they drank it now look at the irony of the whole thing. Now this is something thought provoking my brother, and I hope it resonates with you and with me, and it makes an indelible impression on you and me. the ironic thing was those who drank the water despite them being told not to drink
momentarily, it quench their thirst, but in reality, it aggravated it.
So they became more thirsty than what they were
Want to happen as soon as they drank from it? weakness settle into their body. They said, Now, you know what pollute, we're not interested. We feeling lame, we feeling lethargic. Let's look at a person at the time of her in the month of Ramadan, you tired, you exhausted. But when you're offered that Zohar, there's a pleasure in it, there's a spirituality in it. And then when it comes to Isha, and because you've over indulge, now, you know what, that taraweeh Salah becomes burden upon us. And you know, forgive me, you burping from the front and the back.
And now you release in flatulence, and it becomes this and that why, because you are too heavy, you've taken it to the maximum.
And those who drank little bits only the thirst was quench and their strength remained intact. And that's precisely that is precisely what the scholars teach us and tell us that when a person
drinks from this world, meaning by extension, eats, drinks, enjoys, and indulges in the legitimate in the permissible to the extent of necessity, as the regulated by the prophetic teachings, then the benefit of that will be twofold. A his belly will be satiated, his thirst will be quenched. And he would be left with what drive and strength and vigor. But on the reverse. If you continue to drink, there will be no end to it. I'll leave you with this English quotation. And I've said it many times.
They say every time you succumb to a vise, you get a temporary relief. But the vise gets a tighter grip around you.
Every time you succumb to a vise, whatever your addiction is, if it is drug ALLAH forgive if it is born a love forgive if it is any other crime, whatever your sin is, and your ego. And another thing I'm sad to say the knowledge of the Alon who said, he said your ego will only provoke you to the wrong that you've accustomed it to. So you say I don't know why I can't cross this hurdle in life. I don't know why I repent. And then I revert I repent. And I remember why. Because you've given yourself that bad habit. I have given myself this bad habit. Whatever habit I have created within myself, my ego knows my weak point. And I will continue being incited and provoked until I show the
horse that I'm holding the reins and I will ride and when I ride that I will tell you when you will have hay and when you will have water and when you will ride and how swift I will gallop and how you will trot because I'm the rider. And if I'm on your back as a dummy, he will flip me off. You will flip me off it will look like I'm riding. But like sometimes you tell her you tell a man is that your son? He says, Yeah, he's my son, but in reality he is my father.
In reality, he is my father, meaning I'm the biological father. But if you really look at it, I obey him more than he obeys me. So I'm really not the father and again, it's a separate talk of it altogether where we need to have that relation. You know, I shed this on a lighthearted note and I'll end with it. The boy was studying abroad and he wrote a telegram to his dad in those days nights a text message no man no fun your son
no man no fun your son.
So the father was also very witty. He replied, too bad to said your dad.
Anyway, on that note, we wrap up and we asked the almighty to make us amongst those people that have the strength, the mind the courage, the power, to say no to our ego and to say yes to our Creator and to develop that strength it's a journey it's a battle it continues it's only at the time of death when we die with him and hopefully male lawmakers amongst them that the journey ends. But then look at the beauty of it. Look at the beauty. What am man hoffa mahkamah Bay, wanna Hanif sir Anil Hawa for in a janitor he Allah wa if you feel the interview of your Lord, and you suppress your ego, then Paradise is yours. Now when when Allah speaks of Paradise Did you ever think my brother and
sister the whole Quran has so many verses never in paradise has Allah spoken about in the Quran, that in paradise you will be performing prayer and you will be reciting Quran and you
We'll be worshiping. The whole discussion of Paradise is regarding indulging yourself in eating and drinking in being intimate with your spouse in enjoying comfort rivers beneath it having palatial homes having the best of foods left me Tyrion mingma yester Hoon birds of your choice? I'm wrapping up I'm wrapping up and drinks law you sat down oh no headache, no intoxication, my imiscoe flowing water, fucking hitting kathira fruit of your choice, spouses of your choice, female caddisfly the thing behind the Maliki mokhtari. So what is Allah telling you? Allah is saying, discipline yourself, control your ego in this world, and every whisper every desire every need of your ego I
will satisfy in this world. In this world. The world doesn't have the capacity to satisfy every desire. So if a man is sitting and he is hungry, and you can give him the best of variety, he can only eat so much. You can give a woman the best of clothing, you can only wear one outfit at a time. You cannot weigh more than that. The world doesn't have the capacity. It doesn't have within itself. But in general, you always 70 outfits at one time. May Allah free us from the slavery of the ego and make us his true servants are sallallahu wasallam Allah Nabina Muhammad Ali, he was happy he is married well hamdulillah