Advice to a Friend #05 – How to be Happy

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y shadow la, la la la. La sharika was one namaha Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa early he was, he was setting limits his name and cathinone, Naomi Deen, Muhammad hamdulillah. Tonight, we are beginning the fifth lesson of imminent claims advice to a friend resounded to him in a howdy honey. And this lesson, we were supposed to start at the very beginning of six keys for happiness.

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But we didn't finish the four essentials for achieving impairment in the dean. So we're going to start at the very bottom of page 30, if you have this copy here, so you just go to the very bottom of page 30. And we're going to pick up from there, cello Tada, and then we're going to get to six keys of happiness. And I've heard more than one of the earlier men who have explained this book say that I am.

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In no in dealing with those six keys when we get there and shallow Tana has put together

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that which you will not find in any other any tech leaf, any any other author book,

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in terms of the way that he is structured his advice to his friend. And no doubt shala when we get there, you'll see the true benefit of actually going through these books, and understanding them and also going through them with someone who has gone through it before you or who has the ability to explain it because as you'll see, there's certain errors in the translation that actually affect the ability to understand it properly.

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is not to say that it's a bad translation, because in general, this is a decent translation, but there are places where the meaning gets lost. And that is very important that you know, those things are corrected. So we're going to start at the bottom of page 39. So before we do that,

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because we did we opted not to do coffee and refreshments just so that everybody can stay messed up. Right. So the only way to keep you know, get you moving is we got to we got to do that. We got to get those juices flowing. Okay. Bismillah All right, by your father read the questions.

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What are some of the qualities that email

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mentioned about the scholars in the prelude of his reputation? reputation?

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okay reputation of the media. Yeah, he's got he's got a book called or what do I know? Jamia was in it so yeah. And and even will pay him brings the the introduction of that book here and his

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reputation bus that's refuse

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temptation. Yeah, that's what that doesn't say reputation.

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Reputation shall rough you.

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I'm sorry. They don't have slides. He said

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what are what are the six essentials of attaining happiness and success according to IBM, what things prevent happiness and how can they be counted? What are the two matters in the IBM says that you must know and internalize in order to be a sensible person? Yeah, sensible person, he says a lack in any. So in other words, a person who has sense and so there are two matters that he says you must know and internalize and inshallah that's what we'll be covering in today's class with the lights on until you go to the bottom of page 30. Where it says a person cannot be a true follower of the laws messengers a lie to them, unless he calls to a law

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with the Sierra. It says with Eva Sierra, no further.

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person cannot be a person cannot be a true follower of the laws messaging struggle he was selling unless, unless he caused a walk with basura for the iron.

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Cool heavy, he said, Ed

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Say this is my way, I invite to a law with vasila

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I and those who follow me wearing a law used the words at the EU in long long, I invite to a law to explain the way upon which a laws messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is hence, inviting to outlaw must be his way, and the way of his followers pay him. So stop right there. So we've covered suburb and we've covered your pain in order to be any man and the dean. The third thing is what is to invite to Allah. So invite to Allah and inviting to a laws we mentioned is

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a central part of becoming an Imam in the dean and not inviting to oneself, one's organization, one's message it calling to Allah. And we spoke a little bit about the importance of sincerity in everything that we do but especially in in Dallas. Now. The Prophet it is Salatu was Salam is instructed to say and this iron had cooled heavy CBD This is my way.

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What is his way? ADIRU? Illa la yadava sera, I call to Allah with the Sierra which we're going to talk about what that means and show law in a minute. All right. He says no woman, it's a Bonnie

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I and and who else and those who follow me. So if a person follows Mohammed bin Abdullah, some A lot of it was something they also have to call to Allah with Basilan. And if they do not do so, what is he saying?

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Whoever does not,

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does not invite to a law will not will not be upon the way of the laws, messengers.

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And he won't be any man, he will not achieve he mama in the dean. And what do we say? What's the difference between a man and he becoming any man and seeking authority?

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What's the difference between two?

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One is for yourself?

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No, not necessarily.

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Not necessarily, because a person might reach that level of being any man when people follow him.

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People encourage

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typing any man

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being any man seeking to be any man and seeking to have authority. What's the difference?

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What is for religion? Once we're done, you know this person might want to have authority for forever into religion.

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Correct? Being any man does not necessitate that you'll have authority

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and having authority does not necessarily necessitate that you are any man that the two are not necessary necessary for the one to exist, right? So in other words, a person may become an Amen. Because of their sub. And because of their europeen. And because of the fact that they call to Allah subhana wa Tada. And they call to Allah azza wa jal, and the way that his messenger it is Salatu was Salam prescribed. If a person does those four things, he has those qualities, he's an Amen. Whether one person follow him with two people follow me, nobody follows him. He's an Amen. Okay. And that person does so seeking the pleasure of Allah subhana wa tada was a person who seeking authority may

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not have Subbu they might not have your team, they might not call to a lot. They just want to be in charge of something. They just want to be in charge of something and not necessarily for the pleasure of Allah subhana wa Tada. So there's two different things. It is praiseworthy to seek to want to be any man in the deen that's praiseworthy, it is not praiseworthy to seek authority. All right. Play

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s 00. With insight it refers to standing firm in the religion is known as the that that's actually allowed Robbie. Lisa even allowed me not been allowed all the it was Robbie said it was also said to me a lesson and an example.

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The correct view However, after investigation is that I've learned a lesson

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In is the fruit of having or learned that lesson is the fruit of having an insight about a matter because if a person has an insight about something, then he will come to realize the moral behind it. Thus, to average does not know the moral or the lesson from a matter is he has no incentive. Right. So,

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Sierra to translated as insight is is a decent translation. Okay, Basilan his insight it's to be able to see things for what they really are, okay? And to provide when necessary to provide proof or to provide evidence for a position that one takes all right. Now

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in the Arabic language, the origin of the word Garcia means elucidation,

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and appearing along the atom most high describe the end to be Bissau. Right, which is the plural of the serum, which translates into the evidence, the guidance and the elucidation, leading to the truth and the right course. Alright, that that's good. So right there, if you have this book, this is where you want to put like some type of highlight or something like that, he says, translates to be evidence, the guidance and the elucidation, leading to the truth and the right course, that's what we'll see what is. So basura is guidance. It is offering clarity, right, all of which lead to the truth. And to the right. Course, it is for this reason, is for this reason, it's called the

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traces of blood.

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Right? So you remember last week, we talked about

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it, and it's not just a rabbit, but it was just the example that came to my mind last week. But if you when when a person hunts, and they hit and then the animal still continues to run, right, they're going to leave a trail of blood, that trail is called basilar.

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How does that relate to the linguistic definition? That's up there says to the evidence, guidance and elucidation leading to the truth and the right course how do the two relate?

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musk? Yeah.

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Right, because if you follow it, right, it'll lead you to the right place, you're looking for this, this animal, right, that you're hunting. If you follow that trail, that trail clarifies for you the path of your objective, right. And similarly abyssion clarifies the path that leads to the truth, which is your objective.

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The idea also indicates that, that whomever does not have this quality, that is the Sierra is not from the powers of the prophets.

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And states that his followers are those with the Sierra, as noted in the part, Allah one minute. Another words, those who do not have clear evidence for what they do in Islam, then they're not upon the way of the Prophet is to lie to us today. Those who rely on their intellects, those who rely on what they think and how they feel, or what somebody told them, and that person doesn't necessarily have any knowledge. These are not from the followers of Mohammed Abdullah sallallahu wasallam, in order for us to be true followers of Mohammed bin Abdullah and a salatu salam and to become immersed in the deen, which is something that we're striving for the we have to have, we have to also have

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Basilan for what we do. And in our call to a loss of Hannah Montana, because intended meaning is supposed to be I and others invite to a law. And the part that Annie those who follow me, is connected to the now in the EU, I invite and that conjunction in place, is deemed good to separate between the two lives, then it is evidence that the flowers of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam are those who invite to a law and to his messenger and they select WhatsApp. On the other hand, it was associated with the pronoun severely my way, it would mean this is my way and the way of those who follow me. Thus, in both cases, the way of the Prophet alayhi salaatu westerdam and

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the way he has followers is to invite people to have

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Okay, so, to summarize, look here because this this will help you

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understand a bit better what the sentence is talking about, or what, what the discussion here is about. So, a lot of hands added, told the prophet Isaiah Salatu Salam coletti, Sabina sabini, ADIRU, Illa, Allah, heavy severely ADIRU, Illa LA. So there's two different things. This is my way, that's one I call to Allah. That's to, okay, this is my way I call to Allah. And then No, amanat avani I am those who follow me play, that clause has to be connected to something that came before it. So it's either connected to the I in the statement I call to Allah, meaning I and those who are with me called to Allah, right, or it's connected to my the pronoun in the statement, my way, and this is my

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way in the way of those who follow me. Either way, that's just the linguistic technicality if you will, for this for our purposes, because either way, whether it is the first or the second, both of them indicate that calling to Allah is the way of those who follow the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In other words behind. And this is not just for men, this is for men and women, boys and girls, all of those who follow the Prophet it and select was sent in, they have to invite to a lot.

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It's really that simple. And for us, especially, because I mean, calling to illustrate that is obviously have different levels, not all the same level. But for us, especially who live in the land of non Muslims, it becomes an even more

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it becomes an even greater obligation upon us to call to Allah subhana wa, tada, the more you are involved in that

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the more or less of hammers Allah will guide you. We talked about that earlier. That's that guidance that we constantly need. And that's and that's a protection for you.

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If people know you to be Muslim,

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people know you to be Muslim, and they know that you're going to talk to them about Islam. And a lot of them don't really want to talk to you about a whole lot of foolishness.

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It's really important that we realize that this is a this is a cycle. So you either people might not even know that you're Muslim, right? That's a problem in and of itself.

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You know, so panela, some of the scholars say that, that is slam that when you live by a slam, it becomes clearer than your ethnicity.

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The way that you can identify that for Okay, as Indonesian. That person is from Nigeria, that was from Bangladesh,

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they can pick you out that person is a Muslims clear from the way he carries himself. panela right. So the reality is, is that if we're not doing that, and the call to Allah doesn't just mean with your mouth, by the way. It does mean how you carry yourself means how you interact with people. It means what they see from you, as well. And your actions are going to speak louder than then your words. But your words should also be indicative of the fact that you are a a proud Muslim. And they're not going to hear you saying things that you shouldn't be saying.

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Or behaving in a way that this indecent, that's just not becoming especially for us. I mean, we have that duty, if we're going to stay in this lamp that we have that we have a duty and that duty is to represent Islam properly. Not be a fitna for the Kufa.

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Yeah. The emelina guiding was command. Okay, so we're on fourth, the fourth point right now to be any ma'am. And the dean number one is what? What quality Do you have to have?

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Number one,

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summer, summer, and what is summer mean?

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to hold back that that's the US that that's the origin of the meaning of submit is that self restraint. And we talked about the three different areas where there has to be exercised, right. In other words, persevering in the worship of a loss of habitat or restraining oneself, preventing oneself from disobedience of a loss of how it's added and restraining oneself from complaining about the Messiah or the calamities that befall one from a loss of Paradise decree.

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pile. The second thing is,

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is your keen. Second thing is you're keen, we say your pain is certainty. And the things that you have to be most certain about, are the articles of faith that the prophet Isaiah saw was sent and described, and the Hadith of the famous hadith of gibreel, and is today And the third thing is calling to Allah.

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And the fourth thing is calling to Allah. But there is a caveat, and that is that it has to be according to Allah command, as to be in compliance with the teachings of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was

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guided by the last command

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presents the fourth principle, and it proves that they follow that which law the deal to His Messenger, and that their guidance cannot be, unless they only comply, unless they comply only with the guidance of the last commands, and not with any opinions or views, because they guide by his command, only. This is to show the commands that people follow as their leaders and examples are those who have the qualities of suburb of patience, of the arcane certainty, and invite to a law according to the pseudonym, and the laws, Revelation, and not according to their opinions, and innovations. Truly, indeed, these are the successors of the prophet in this nation. The favorite

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group that along loves and draws close to him. Hence, being their enemy means showing enmity to law, the most high dust so along with declare war against his enemies, according to handle, I mean, this this part right here, let's just break it down quickly, inshallah. So the the point here is that calling to a loss of Hemet Anna,

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in order for it to truly be a call to a law, it has to comply with the teachings of the Prophet it is Salatu was sin. And bidra has not spread in this in this oma, except for people who are actively calling but they're just not calling according to the Sunnah of the Prophet, it is a lie to say. Otherwise, if they really were just quiet, and they kept it to themselves, it wouldn't be such a problem wouldn't be the issue wouldn't be as large. But because people who don't have knowledge, they're not educated, but they still, they still take it upon themselves, to call to Allah. And as soon as they say, in parentheses,

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they're actually leading people astray. And this is why it's important that when we talk about the call to Allah, we're not talking about people going beyond their means. Right? But you know what, let ilaha illa law means, right. And even that knowledge can stand to grow. Like don't think because you know how to translate it or because you read a book on it, that that's the be all end all. Even that knowledge can grow. Even your knowledge of tawheed can grow. Your knowledge of Muhammad Rasulullah can grow. Right, the more you learn about the seal of the Prophet, it is selected with cinammon his son, that the point is focusing on those fundamentals, especially when we talk about

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calling non Muslims to Islam. That's, that's enough. That's where you need to put your focus. Right. And the more you learn, the more you have the ability to call but the point, don't talk about what you don't know about the messengers across the board, have all agreed that this is impermissible and Allah Subhana Allah mentions it among the most greatest sins in the Quran when to Oulu Allah meta title and to say about a lot that what you do not know. We're very careful about speaking about the deen of Allah subhana wa Tada. without knowledge, this is why the prophet Isaiah sought to sit in sort of two feet from me,

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then to the low

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metemma Section B Hema e tab along with some new tea. I've left a motion to things

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that you will never go astray as long as you stick to them.

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The Book of Allah and my sooner or sooner terrassa D sallallahu wasallam. The sunnah of His Messenger is to say, in other words, in other words, if a person does not stick to those two things, then they will go astray.

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Then they will go astray and the Prophet it is salatu salam instructed us that when we see different in this Oh man, he said you will see different whoever from amongst you live will see different. How do we navigate through that different

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so hope

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Faster his son and the son of the right the guy that called a fat who came after him here. He says truly, those are the successors of the Prophet. In this nation. The Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam described the scholars as being one of the two lnbf they are the inheritors of the prophets, the favorite group that allows fans out of lungs and draws close to him, hence being the enemy, me showing enmity to Allah and this is in reference to the famous had he known as the head evil Odia. It's a high detail could see, well, lots of hemodialysis men, Ed Lee, what Ian for cut, then to who will help and whoever harms a colleague of mine, a close friend of mine, a loyal friend of a loss of

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habitat or whoever harmed him, then Allah subhanaw taala has declared war against that person.

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ma ashmit Rahim Allah said in the introduction of this book, refuting the jack Nia the following

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All praise is due to low type stuff one second just so that we understand a man

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in his introduction of his book abroad Allah Jamia refuting the Jamia who are the jack Mia we've covered this before does anybody remember

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there the followers of

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correct masala tea. So they the followers of jam MSF one who was the follower of jasmine did him who was one of the first in this oma or was scribed yourself says oma to deny the names and attributes of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And a lot can be said about that. There are some people who are not actually followers of john himself why but they follow some of some of his ideas. So, they deny some of the effects of a loss of habitat and even then they may be called Jamia at times by the scholars. Right? That the point is and there are many other

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any deviations and their and their creed and even wrote a book to refute those those deviations and the beginning of this book, he says our praise to Allah. And by the way, this entire they call it a hook, but they call it a hook but it's just an introduction to the book, which is going to be the remainder of this in the next half of the page. This is also narrated on Omar if you know Tom, while the Allahu taala and by even what by in his book on bidda and even will claim narrates it on even more by hand a few places on on oh my god a long time and it was so it's very possible that he may admit, memorize this speech from Omar even though there is no authentic Senate or chain of narration

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that goes directly back to Omar not

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All praise is due to a law who facilitated for every error. Some people have knowledge to guide the straight to the right path and show patience over there are subpoena law. So look, what did he say about these people in knowledge? They do what?

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They guide people to the straight path? Uh huh. And what?

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And they are patient with the people's heart. What do you get from that? immediately

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that the same people that they're trying to guide are going to harm them.

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And that's just the reality. I mean, you look at the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan for the first 13 years of Mecca, right? He's calling the people to Islam and they're doing what?

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They're harming him not trying to. They are harming.

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I mean, they they boycotted

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many Hashem, huh. man beside they call them names. I mean, to the end of the day, they were harming the Prophet alayhi salatu salam.

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And this is the way of the scholars they're going to call people to the right path. And then they have to exercise patience because those same people, those same people in general are going to harm them. And part of that suffer as it says it says and show patients over their harm. Part of that suffer is that an item cannot meet personal attacks with personal attacks.

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That that's and that's part of the patience. And it gets it's even more difficult in a time where news travels so fast, but an item can't can't be like that. Even Okay, him

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even okay him. The our author, he mentions that

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when shakily slams

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greatest enemy died without mentioning his names. He said, I went to shake with Islam mu Bashir en la who be multi act, buddy. He, I went to him to give him the glad tidings that his arch enemy had died.

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Okay. This is this is a person called shapeless lamb caused him a lot of harm during his life.

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He said he used to harm sacred Islam, he used to speak about him and cause him a lot of problems. He says, For nihalani. And he, he says sacred Islam like he spoke real, you know, not only is like it's beyond criticizing, like he gave it to me. I don't know another way. How do we say it in English? Hey, let me have it.

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Let me have it right. says what's the net Cara Lee was stellar jack. He was just saying like, he was like, didn't, he was trying to figure out how you coming to me this is even Okay, I'm saying look, I'm going I'm going to check this out. I'm telling them I'm stumped, expecting him to be happy. He says, He says four column and he stood up immediately, and went to the family of that person who had died and said in the local mechanic.

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I'm taking his place. If there's anything that you will ever need, there is nowhere else you have to go. I'm going to take care of it. Who does that? Right. Except for somebody who's truly calling to a lie. It's nothing to do with themselves as if it was about him. I mean, this person and not only could he dies, whole family can die. Let them all go. Right. But that that wasn't that wasn't the approach and an atom and a true scholar has to avoid trying to meet personal attacks with personal attacks. But when it comes to the Dean of philosophy hands out of them they speak and they clarify what needs to be clarified from the deen of Allah subhana wa tada namshi.

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All praise is due to low facilitated for every error. Some people have knowledge to guide the straight to the red pen and shoot paces over their heart to help the blind whites to see the light of the law of light and to revive the dead hearts with the bulk of the law for many hearts.

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For many of us, the police has assassinated but they managed to revive. He says that they weren't they brought life back to the hearts they revived those dead hearts With what? With the book of Allah, or the book of Allah. Right? It's the Jubilee line. It was truly either the outcome, Lima you come answer, answer when a lot is messenger call you to that which will give you life to that which will give you life and Allah Subhana Allah throughout the crime and so if more than one place in the Quran, Allah gives the example of rain coming down to to the land that is barren, there's nothing there. He gives that example compares it to the Quran

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and the law how you're using that demo to know that a law brings life to the earth after its death. If you read and sorbitol Hadith, Allah Subhana Allah is comparing the rain to the Quran and how the Quran brings life to the hearts just like rain brings life to the barren land, not

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many of those who are stray and last but they succeeded to guidance. Surely their effect on people is good and praiseworthy were the effect of people on them is bad. Look at that. Look at that the effect that those scholars have on people is good, it's praiseworthy. But the effect that people have on them is, is negative.

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It's it's he says here vile, right? And

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though this may be directly related to the scholars, this is everybody who has any level of knowledge, and frequently congregates with people who don't share his knowledge and his values. The end of the day, at the end of the day, their effect upon you is going to be negative.

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And that's why it's very important that

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you know, limiting that interaction with people who don't see things the way you see things who do not share your faith is very important. Very important, because otherwise, it only goes there's never a neutral ground. Either you're going to be having an effect on them or they're going to be having an effect on you.

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And it will call doom. mentioned in his work on Islamic sociology

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He talks about how the people who have been conquered always see the conquerors as being superior.

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And so when you live in a land and you are the minority, and you happen to be oppressed and conquered to some degree, a lot of times there is an inferiority complex. And so if you remain the one Muslim amongst many Kufa, do you think that you're going to be the one having an effect on them? Or that they're going to be the ones having an effect on you? That's why it's very important that you look at your company, who are the people that that are around you, and also recognize that from there are from the scholars and it's interesting, man, you know, Subhana Allah, we just lost the great scholar, and Mohammed even Adam, Lilith up Rahim, Allah Chad on the great scholars of Hadith.

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And he lived in Mecca.

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And I was asking one of the one of the brothers that studied in Mecca. I was like, did you ever used to sit with the shapes and things like he said, Yeah, but he let nobody get close to him.

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And it was interesting, because I mean, we have scholars like that in Medina as well. But you know, I was thinking about how much he murmured, like he memorizes, six books of Hadith with the need, meaning with the change of narration, which is not an easy feat, that's not an easy thing to do. And he's not the only one. Well, there are other scholars would memorize the six books.

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And they have different ways to memorize. But the point is, the point is, you can see why a person like that would allow people to get close to him. He doesn't have any time

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does have any time. His time is dedicated to it. And people have to understand that is why here when he says what he says, my accent Ethel Humala ness and truly their effect on people's Google Maps. And he says that the effect that the people have on them is Kabir. And it's really not good. And then we have to understand why some of the people of knowledge may keep keep people you know, at a distance,

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then engage extremists interpolate from the poor and

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we build the claims of pacifiers. And we view the interpretations of the ignorant ones who raise the flags of innovations and unleashed unjustified argumentation causing them that is ignorant and pacifiers to depart from the book of the law and agreed to talk about a lot in his book without knowledge and indulge in discussions about the move the ship will too shabby, shabby hat. That is verses that are not specific. Yeah, that's this is motor ship bent, no motor, shabby hat. Yeah.

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No verses that are unspecific, that is, verses that are nuts are nets specific, and whose interpretations and meanings are vague and further. And furthermore, they deceive

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lay people with their arguments, people who don't have a certain amount of knowledge, we seek refuge with a law from the new and nuisances and deviation of people who are straight and misguide others. And really a lot can be said about this last part, he's given us a description. These last I don't know what eight lines or so they negate what extremist interpolate from the Quran and so forth. A lot can be said about that. But I just one point that I think is important to mention here. And that is that

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everybody who goes astray in Islam,

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well, in general, they claim to have evidence.

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And they, and they usually use the Quran as evidence. And this is from the first of the sects of Islam from the Hawaiians all the way up into sex that may, you know, find themselves being created today. They all claim

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to have the Koran on this ad, but to have is on the side, the difference between them and a listener. And this is something that we have to wrap our heads around is that they tend to believe first and then go search for evidence.

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And if you already believe something, you normally can find something to validate that belief.

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It's not even a loophole. It's this is what he's talking about. Here. He's talking about false interpretations. So they already believe something and then they go look for it. They don't find anything that really matches up. So they interpreted a certain way that fits their preconceived notion and preconceived belief, way of acting as soon as the opposite

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you look through the delille first

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You come to a conclusion, based on the evidence, not that you already believe something, and then you go look for evidence to support your belief. And Subhanallah, you can see it, and I think everybody recognizes it.

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Everybody goes through a period of time, something comes up knowing you already, you already feel like this should be the answer to that question.

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This should be the answer, because it makes sense, right? It makes sense. So let me find something to look for. And let me find the ID. That makes sense. And if it doesn't follow my sense, then let me make it makes sense. Right? So this is, this is the false interpretations that he's talking about. something comes up and you don't know the answer. You know what the answer is? Allahu Allah. I don't know. And then you try to find out what the answer is. But not that you already believe something. And then you go looking for evidence, or you already believe something. And this is something I've seen a million times, you've already believed something. Somebody already believes

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something come and ask you a question. I do this. They call it photoshopping, you heard it.

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already believe you already know what you want the shape to say. So you figure out a way to say it so that you get the answer you're looking for. Or if they say something that you didn't want to hear, then you act like you didn't hear it and you go talk to somebody else. Until you get the answer that you're looking for. It's the same concept. If it's if it's a new issue, then you need a Fetzer. But if it's something that's old thing, just say, okay, fine, and then you go look for something new, Karina might, you know, you have a codec and I agree with you, I agree with your desires. So, this is this is basically what has led people astray. You know, from from historically

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until now, Lost Planet Allah knows best type steps in attaining happiness, this chapter is phenomenal. So, let us zoning Bismillah let's go amongst the matters that people want to be concerned with and acquire that knowledge and cognition, the understanding there, while ensuring to have the will and intent to achieve all of that is to know that human beings, let alone all other living creatures are after provisions of pleasure, comfort, in good life, through which they can avert the opposite of that which they hope to achieve.

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And the deadly This is a purpose, that all creatures are required to achieve and have a sound objective to pursue this purpose requires the following six steps mentioned below one to know that which is suitable and brings forth benefits through which a person can attain pleasure and comfort and lead a good life to to know the path leading to it three and embarking upon such a path for to know that which causes harm and consequently disturbs one's life by to know the path leading to such six to avoid such a path type software. So, let us look

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if you look at the the slide, the question that came here is dealing with is in how can I attain happiness.

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And he says that, all people, in fact, not just people, but everything really in existence, is looking for that which is going to bring about pleasure. bring about a good life, right? And people may have different definitions of what that means to them. But ultimately, people are in pursuit of happiness. They're in pursuit of comfort they in pursuit of what they perceive to be

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a good life

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So, the the bottom line, the bottom line is that everybody is looking to acquire muscle, which is going to benefit them, and to avoid

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those things that are going to harm them. So no claim says the key to happiness lies in these six things. And it's panela. Just bear with it, follow this path and you'll you'll see how it how it lines up and shallow, right? So the first thing is to know what is actually beneficial. How can you How can you get something that is good, that is going to make your life good if you don't really know what it is, right? So you have to know what's beneficial.

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The second thing is you have to know how to attain it. So even if you know what that thing is, you may not know how to get it. Right and that's pretty clear. So you have to know

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what constitutes your

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enjoyment, and you're your pleasure. And you have to know the path that leads to to that thing,

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then the third thing you have to do is actually walk that path, you actually have to walk that path. So a person who knows what's good, and knows how to get it, but doesn't do it is not going to get it. Clear. All right. Now, the opposite is also true, but necessary, and you can't ignore it. You also have to know what is harmful, you have to know the path that leads to those harmful things. And then you have to avoid it.

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If you do not know what is harmful is very likely that you're going to embark upon something that is harmful just because you didn't know or you know that thing is harmful, but you didn't know that this path leads to it. Right? So you want to avoid being robbed. For example, you didn't know that if you walk down that street, that you're going to get robbed, right? So you have to know what the thing that you want to avoid in the path that leads to path at least. And then you have to actively avoided.

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Now, that may sound very simple, but this is deep.

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And a lot of people don't pay attention to this.

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Jose for Bobby alone Thailand Companion of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Salam.

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He said canon ness, oh, can we aluna Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and Ohio.

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People they used to ask the prophet SAW Selim about Okay, this side, right beneficial side, we want to know what's good, we want to know. He said, we'll come to LA who are any sharp Mahabharata and UD Kenny, as the as the prophecy, some about the bad things for fear that they would catch up to me or that they would get me. Right. So the believer has to know what both now, no doubt about it. By knowing that which is good. Intuitively, you can also discern that there are certain that the opposite is evil, right. So by knowing what is good, you will have a decent idea of what is also bad.

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But the more detail you have, the better you can, you can avoid it. And the more detail you have about the good, the better it is that you'll be able to pursue those things, right. So and in general, you want you do want to go into quite a bit of detail on what is beneficial, and at least know that which is harmful in some kind of general form. Right? So how many people how many people have committed ship, just because they didn't know.

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There are people who I mean, who actually saw panela, who studied with us and Medina, they were like look, not too many years ago, five years ago, I was making to offer around a grave and Kashmir

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calling upon the same

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me committing * did not know this is just what the people in a family do. It's what we do spend a lot. And it wasn't until last pants out, it opened their eyes to the truth so that they could see a different way. And this is not the way that the Prophet it is selected was sent and prescribed for us. Right? How many people right now

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perform x, that is straight innovations in Islam, believing that this is something that gets them closer to Allah subhanaw taala? Because they don't know, because they don't know. Right? They didn't take the time to learn. So actually at the root of happiness is what

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we see here, there's four, four, if the word comes four times, at the root of happiness is knowledge. Right? And then there's traversing the path and avoiding the path, which we're going to get to in shallow China. But on that issue of knowing what is evil again, it doesn't mean that you spend the majority of your life or the majority of your time, you know, searching out for bad things. But like our motto the alongside and who said right? He said that the bonds of Islam and the tune called Old on Islam your old Watson and that that chain that bind of Islam will be undone linked by link one by one either nesha affiliate slammy manlam yarraville j Li if people grow in

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Islam and they don't know the Jamia

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right. So knowing that j Lee, to know how to avoid it is important. Not so that you can know it to become obsessed with it and in love its ways right but so that you can

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Avoid. So, these things are important

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only by following these steps.

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Only by following these steps can happiness, pleasure and righteousness be perfected and assured. Otherwise,

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if either if any of any at

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all the steps of one's life will be disturbed and negatively affected, okay, I want you to read this Hadeeth because the Prophet it is salatu salam laid out for us, the Sirat and Mr. T, right. And so, when we talk about knowing the right path, knowing what is right, being clear on what is beneficial and what is harmful. The Prophet sallallahu Sallam gave us this example. In fact, he says that Allah gives us this example readahead he was messengers, Allah he was selling said, Allah has given a parable of a straight path, on the sides of which are two walls with open doors. Oh, which curtains are hanging. Alright, stop there. Everybody picture. Everybody picture, straight path, right?

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on both sides there, there's a wall, there's a wall on either side of that path. And along the wall, they're cutouts for a door except that there's not a door there. There's a curtain hanging over. Okay, so there's a curtain drawn over the the cutout. Alright, so imagine yourself on that path. Two walls on the side. And then there's these openings every every so often you go you there's openings on the side and it's just a curtain over that opening, please go ahead at the top of the path, there's one called go strike on the path and do not deviate at the top 30 Yanni they translated the top but basically it's like at the beginning of that path, okay? There is somebody telling you look

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go straight. Wallah. Don't and don't let what you and some of the Nerys and some of them say let a taboo but the point is don't go left and right. Don't deviate on the path just stay straight. What do I does that remind you a

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fancy habit? Yeah, but there's one is three words. And the promise I sent them taught them to his cousin

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and his son in law Allahumma howdini was a digney Allahu maggini was said dibny right? Allah will guide me and said Didn't he was the dad

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to actually reach your destination which requires accuracy. Right? So don't go left and right. Don't go left and right. Okay, he's saying don't go straight on that path don't deviate. Okay go ahead. Above that one is another cause out when someone considers opening one of those good way hack a way hack Walter you do not open it for if you open it you will enter it so so and maybe not caught maybe calling it a door might be a bit of a stretch but in any event as soon as so as this person is walking on the path What do we say these these cutouts on the side right and overtop of them are these curtains

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and there's a color says no soon as soon as he thinks about going to nope don't do it don't do it because if you open that curtain you're gonna you're gonna go in

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you might you might see something behind the curtain is enticing so you you go in but you're supposed to do what stay on a path don't go right left right. he interpreted that is the profit idea select was saying so even Mr. Old is narrating this had eaten in some narrations? No. So to summarize, so it says then the prophecy some have interpreted this Hadith, or interpreted this parable that was given by last fantatic right. He says say that the path is a straight path, the straight path is a slam. Now the open doors are the things that Allah has forbidden on the right and on the left. These are the mahad and those things that are hot on there right there for you. All you

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have to do is pull the curtain back

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the curtains hanging down are the limits a law has set the lies are just set these who dude he set these boundaries. Right? Don't Don't even step a little bit because you're gonna enter right? The color at the top of the path is the quarter at the beginning of the path. That's the core and what does it what is the core I'm telling you go straight, don't deviate a lot. And the one above him is a loss monitor and every believers are worried the love He can't be kulemin everybody

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Every believer has a in his heart there is a way in IT manager right? In your heart that makes haraam not feel right? Yes. Okay. It makes it not feel right. So the minute that you start considering doing something that is haram, or going beyond the bounds that Allah subhana wa, tada has set, what happens? It kicks in, says, Don't do it. Don't do it. Because if you do, if you do, you're gonna enter that door. Don't Don't Look, don't look, because the look is going to lead to that glance is going to lead to what a stare, and that stare is going to lead to some calamity. Hey, so now what a comb, huh? Okay, and then that column is going to lead to something else will lead to

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a text. So

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avoiding that haram usually starts very, very small.

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dislike bidder

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just like bid.

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The bidder that we have in the oma didn't just start off as, as a whole madhhab built around bit that it's little stuff. And her arm is always the same way. It starts off with a little step. And then a bigger step. And that's the way shape on tricks is tricks. Benny add?

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Right? So if you think about the greatest forms, the greatest forms of heroin,

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in general, they don't just start off right away. Somebody just killed somebody killed another Muslim

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is a whole lot of harm that led up to that.

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A person commits adultery, just like this man. It was several steps along the way, which is what makes them from the cabana.

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I mean, besides the gravity of the sin, there were several steps where you just had to neglect your fear of a loss of hair data to get there.

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Several things on along that way along that path, right? Several times where you know, you could have caught yourself and said, Man, what know what am I doing? What do you have to be left? Right? Hmm. But if we go back here,

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knowing that path that leads to it,

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knowing that it is harmful, knowing the path that leads to it and then avoiding that path,

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avoiding that path? Why is it that people fall into the harangue? And why is it that people are not traveling that path that is going to make them happy. It takes us to this point here, which the author is going to talk about now. Now.

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While each sensible person

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3036 at the top, well, each sensible person, well, each sensible person endeavors tries to act by these six directives. Most of them fail to achieve the desired benefit, the desired result, they that they pursued, either due to their fate failure to have the right perspective and knowledge about it, or due to their failure to know the path leading to it. The reason by which people fall in these two areas is ignorance and acquiring the knowledge won't solve the issue. Okay, so the first thing is what they either fail to have the right perspective about it, right. So in other words, they don't really know what is beneficial for them, or what is harmful to them. In fact, many

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harmful things may bring you temporary enjoyment. And so you may not realize that these things are actually harmful, right? The same way that, you know, a child eat a whole bag of candy. I mean, it doesn't, it tastes really good at the time, but is that healthy? Now, it may in fact harm them tremendously, but they don't see it that way erode their teeth that may cause them, you know, health problems to end up. So the issue is knowing what is actually beneficial and knowing what is harmful, or if they do due to their failure to know the path that leads to it.

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So they don't know how to get what's beneficial for them, or they didn't know that this path leads to something that is harmful to them. So the reason by which people fall into these two errors, right? Is because of what

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is because of ignorance. So how do we solve it? So the disease is what the disease is ignorance. How do we solve that? What's the cure sound knowledge of four things? What are those four things?

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Knowing what is beneficial and knowing the path that leads to it, knowing what is harmful number three, and knowing the path that

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leads to it. These are important. This is the disease, ignorance, that's the cure time for them. In some cases, a person may have the knowledge of things that are suitable and bring about benefits. And also, they know the path leading to it. Yet it happens that he has whims and desires hindering his efforts to achieve the good benefit he is after. And it prevents him from embarking upon its path, because every time he wants to seek it, his whims and desires stand in his own way, so panela

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to overcome his whims and desires to free him to proceed to achieving the benefit. He must either have an overwhelming love, or that he endures and let everybody cross out. Or that he endures an annoyance. It should say he must either have an overwhelming love or a discomforting fear.

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A discomforting fear

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a perturbing fear

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makes them very uncomfortable, that fear that makes them uncomfortable. I talk about this very quickly, it's time for salah

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and we'll pick up here inshallah tada because this is actually this is where we have to start really breaking it down and understanding okay, but I'll just give a an idea that the second disease, Okay, so the first disease is what? ignorance but what if we say a person he knows all of those four things, knows what's good for him knows how to get it. He knows bad formula. But he doesn't do what is good for him and he doesn't avoid what is harmful him. That's due to one weak willpower, weak willpower. And he just doesn't have it in him his erotic is bifa Okay, his willpower is weak. How does a person overcome weak willpower, two things have to happen. Either he has an intense love,

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meaning is in His love is intense for Allah subhana wa tada and for genuine

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or he says, follow up on music. And he has a discomforting fear. In other words, he is super scared of the hellfire. He is scared of the consequences of disobedience to a loss, parents are added, both in this life and the next because the consequences of this obeying the laws fans out are not limited to to the hereafter. There are consequences in this life in a person understanding that, that love for Allah subhana wa tada and for the hereafter for for Jin, that love will help him overcome his whims and desires. Because the weak willpower is due to what at the end of the day,

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it's due to the fact that he desires something else besides that thing, which is good for him. So he prefers that over what is good for him. He prefers watching the football game over preying on time.

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That's what he gives his preference to. Right. And so he either has to have, His love has to be more intense and increased for lost parents Allah for the devil Akela or he has to have a fear that prevents him from doing anything that would disobey a loss.

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as a loss of hands, Allah says in the Quran, what do you mean half of a comma b, gentlemen attend the one who fears that standing in front of Allah will have to gardens have to guard and inshallah, we're going to talk about this because this part of the book to me, I don't know if it's exactly in the middle of the book. But it's like, it's the cream of this book is what it is basically the middle of the book is what we need to extract to really understand how we're supposed to be living. Right? Even though khayim has a very

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subtle way of tying it together, pulling out those benefits. So that, again, all of this is from the court, I'm like, this is not like he made this up. But the reality is, we don't all read the Quran the same, we don't all get the same out of it the same way, the same way, that if a sponge goes into water, it's gonna get it's going to soak up that which a tissue will not. Right. So everybody's not reading it the same way it is through this type of reading. That'd be in the last hour, our love for the book of Allah Subhana. Allah grows our understanding of these ions and he's going to come inshallah, he's going to tie this together with an IRA from soda to tober than a shallow tie that

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will make us understand the real type of transaction that we should be involved in. That is the transaction with a loss of hand without us

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Because Allah azza wa jal has promised to purchase from the believers themselves and purchase of them their wealth for the price, gender, and that inshallah we're going to talk about next week the 92 out of a low item. What some Allah was senemo Avada and Ahmad and Amina Mohammed was early he was lucky as rain so Hannukah long will be handy go Shadow Lands and stuff will go into reading