Sound Heart Workshop – Episode 01 – Importance of the Heart
Channel: Tahir Wyatt
File Size: 43.74MB
Alhamdulillah Madonna stain on a stone poodle. Now that we live in Chateau fusina Xia Marina, Mayor de la la Medina woman, Hala, Hala Chateau La ilaha illallah wa sallahu la sharika wa shawanda Mohammed Abu Rasulullah, sallallahu alayhi, WA early he was happy he was selling them at a cinema because he only died within a megabyte.
Today is a very special day for me.
Because it's been a dream of mine for a long time to compile 40 Hadeeth like the scholars of the past, used to do and try to emulate them. And the topic that we want to cover today is a topic that's very dear to me. And it's a topic that I think is very important for all of us to
revisit and understand.
I like many other Muslims have spent a lot of time trying to figure out my obligations to a loss of habitat.
So for example, one of the first things you know, we think about the things that we teach our children or we think about the things we teach a new Muslim it's the first thing you think
I'm asking By the way, look, this is too long for me to talk so everybody's got to make this work. Everybody's gonna talk inshallah what is the first thing you you find people teaching the new Muslim?
no, no Shahada. They learned they took Shahada tell us the new Muslim nail
salon? And before select what do they have to do?
So So you find people will do? And the should you go through your fingers like this? Or not in the beard? How exactly do we do it and we Subhanallah we're very keen on a lot of the external aspects of Islam and how we suppose the fat and how it's supposed to pray and how it's supposed to make hijab.
And, and I need the other
other kind of Islam and the conditions for each of those, you know, conditions for saliva, you're wise, you bet with saliva, what he's supposed to do what you can't do, and if you miss something that makes it to the sound to the end of it, right? So we try to learn about how to worship with lust palitana, which is a very good thing, and it's important.
At the same time, what I realized is that many of us focus on the external at the expense of the internal, right. And so this is where this idea came about together. 40 Hadeeth about the heart because it seemed like we're not spending enough time trying to understand the intricacies of our hearts.
The very thing that when it is sound and upright, as I mentioned earlier, salatu salam said it ensures that our actions will be sound and upright.
And, you know, I looked back at some of the statements of the early scholars of Islam.
One of the cell upset about every bucket acidic, while the loads Anna and favela Abu bucket, we kept Swati Salatin whenever we get to the TCM in what I can know who she was, Rafi Calvi. Abu Bakar,
was not more virtuous than the people because he prayed a lot. Or because He fasted a lot. And it doesn't mean that he didn't pray and he didn't fast, quite a bit when compared to other people. But that wasn't what made him more virtuous than other people.
there are people today
who are better than some of the people who pray behind the messenger sallallahu wasallam. Do you agree with that statement?
I'm just trying to make sure you're awake. No.
Yes. Hold on, hold on timeout.
Are you actually saying that somebody today can be better than the Sahaba?
So I'm gonna say this again. There are people today that are better than those than some of those who pray behind the messenger sign some true or false?
because some of the people who pray
The messengers Alliance and whenever
they were hypocrites, they prayed behind him they fasted with him. Some of them even went out for jihad.
Some of them even went up. Some of them even gave sadaqa not because they really were giving sadaqa but because they wanted to push off any idea that they might be hypocrites. Okay? But what's the difference between them in the Sahaba? Was it the external actions? Only not it was the heart. It was the heart abubaker Cydia called the old Taliban who
was not more virtuous, because of his salaat. And because of his, again, his prayers in his fasting, but it was because of something that took firm root in the heart,
that something was Amen.
And all of the actions that are associated with Amen.
And so, when pondering this, any
sort of loss of habitat is aid and looking at the Hadith of the messengers like sullom that relate to the heart in general, the actions of the heart reliance upon Allah subhanaw taala gratitude loving Allah fearing the loss of having hope in Him, sometimes Allah, the diseases of the heart to as related to the heart to the end. And I just want to say that I know that some people come to seminars not really knowing what to expect
or maybe their parents dragged them to
the seminar Friday morning, I want to be playing cricket or something right.
the reality is, is that I sincerely believe
that if you can stick in until the end, that this will be a life changing experience, inshallah.
It is not often, that we get the opportunity to get so much relevant information at one time, and hopefully, that we can, you know, apply it to our lives in the law heat and so
if inshallah tada we can get through as many of these ahaadeeth as possible, and I'll explain to you the approach that we're going to take with the lights Allah, and then you go back, and you read these Hadeeth next week and the weekend after, from time to time inshallah hopefully it will help our hearts to become softer and pure, closer to Allah subhanho wa Taala and become alive and you want your heart to be alive in the feed daddy kalydeco demon can Allah who called Boone
lost his answer in that, in the in the Quran itself, there is a reminder.
But for those who have hearts, and as the scholars of Tafseer say, that is hearts that are alive, the hearts have to be alive in order for them to benefit from the Quran.
As you heard the brother Solomon mentioned,
the 40 Hadith are going to cover the following main themes. We're going to start out talking about the nature of the heart and it's in its importance.
And there's some other things directly related to that that is related to the heart. And
those are Hadith that talk about Eman specifically that's what we're going to cover up until 12 o'clock inshallah Tada.
And this second session, we're going to cover
heartbeats. 11 through 27 shala.
And he or whatever we can have, those are heady. And those are devotional acts of the heart.
Loving Allah Subhana Allah loving for Allah subhana wa tada
hoping in Allah, fear of Allah, good thoughts about Allah, any gratitude. These are all very important topics, and we need to be aware of them. And then the last session be in the lab, we're going to cover diseases of the heart diseases, illnesses of the hearts,
heart failure, if you will, when the heart dies, and practical ways to ensure a sound heart in the left hand side.
And that last session, that last session is extremely important. I didn't intentionally save the best for last, but
this just the natural flow of the 100
Deep and shallow to add each each one of those
themes if you will have several sub topics, several ahaadeeth under them. And
the way we're going to do this is as follows in shallow data. So, number one, each one of you needs to pick a partner right now.
So, if you pick a partner, and then there's just this one guy sitting off to the side by himself, then we'll allow three people
know now you have to pick so I just need to see you like show some kind of
idea that you have a partner, where's your partner?
Okay, where's your partner?
Now then you have to be with them. Okay? either two or three. I prefer to because three is like cheating for the other people that only have two.
three heads are better than two. Right? All right. So why are you picking a partner? As you can see on your screen?
We have Heidi that says Heidi's one right, which we're going to get to in a minute. On the top of it, it says chapter Okay.
Any any of you familiar with saleable clarity?
Yes, so Sahil saya Bukhari, most of the books of Hadith.
They, they break it down into different parts, those parts they call books, right? So our first book here book, one is the nature of the heart and its importance. Under each book, you're going to have chapters, you and your partner have to make titles for the chapters. Okay? So what's going to happen is we're going to read the Hadith together.
That means I'm going to read the Hadith, we're going to read the Hadith together, then with your partner, you're going to have to come up with a title for that Hadith, keeping in mind, how this hadith relates to the larger part that we're under. Okay, so we're going to do the first one together, maybe the second one together, then after that, the other 38 you're going to be doing with your partner. It's that clear.
Okay, so that's, that's
number one, you have to pick a partner. Second thing, as I mentioned, we're going to read the howdy together.
Third thing is that you're going to have a minute, and I mean, 60 seconds, because I have my timer here. You'll have 60 seconds to come up with the title with your partner, who's your partner with someone? Okay. Everybody has to have a partner. There's no exceptions. kelemen does not get out of the. Yeah, okay. hamdulillah we're good. hamdulillah okay. The last thing that you just need to know before we actually get started inshallah
with 40 Hadith, it is absolutely impossible to do an exhaustive, any survey of any of these headings. Okay, so the idea is, we'll look at the ahaadeeth, do a very brief explanation. We'll talk about how it's important to our subject, which is a sound heart, and then inshallah Allah will move on, because we do want to get through as many as possible.
I do have a little surprise after the third Hadeeth and shallow to add, but it'll be a nice one evening, and there's no prizes. There's no money. I'm sorry. That's not the surprise. Okay?
We ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless this gathering to grant us a class to increase us and knowledge and to purify our hearts and make us feel amongst his righteous servants. Ask him to give us the best in this life. And the best in the next and to give us a hostile heart. Let's go lots of hands alpha, the best and, and to give us the highest stations in paradise play
part one, Part One who has the mic?
Yeah, no, no, you keep the mic.
Can you read the book one for us? Somebody just read it out loud. What is book one?
The nature of the heart and its importance. Okay. Who wants to tell me what the heart is?
Oh, nobody's on the camera. I can't sit for seven hours. I'm sorry. No problem. Okay, who wants to tell me what is what is your heart? What is it? What is a sound heart? What is that? What is the heart?
Similar? take a stab at it.
This. It's a vital organ. Okay. So it's a vital organ that pumps blood through the body.
Part of your circulatory system. Okay, that's great. What does that have to do with
email? What does that have to do with gratitude? What's that have to do with love?
It's the it's the emotional Epicenter, except for the fact that most physicians would disagree with you.
blame anybody else? Any physicians here, by the way, have any doctors?
By? Yes, yes.
It's where your intentions lie again, except that most physicians would disagree with you. So, okay. The heart, the heart, in in Arabic, and even in English, actually. So we'll just talk about it in English. The heart of something is the core of something right? You say, let's get down to the heart of the issue, the heart of the matter. Even in Arabic, it has that same meaning. Okay, who will hardly shake.
So the heart is the core of something that that's one definition of, of the heart.
The word hub in Arabic, right? Because that's, that's what we're talking about when we talk about heart, that the trilateral route is the calf, lamb and a bat, right. So that's one meaning is that is caught is to shake. The other thing. And this is important for our study, actually, to understand is when you turn something over,
top level, right? So that's, that is part of the meaning of the word kulbhushan. So goes back to those two meanings. And when you want to know that in the Arabic language, by the way, for those of you who have studied Arabic, you're studying Arabic. There's a very important dictionary, it's called mccarthys allover, by even Faris mccarthys, Allah, Robin Ferris, what he does is he tries to take every word back every trilateral route, and even those that are four and five letters, to take them back to one meaning.
Sometimes it turns out to be more than that. So there's two meanings tight.
So if we look at the word heart, right, its lexical definition. From the standpoint of anatomy, it is what again, it?
Got it? What did you say it was? Oh, that's not that somebody else said here, a vital organ, okay. So it is the organ that pumps your blood.
But you said it was what?
It is the emotional epicenter. I love that definition. Honestly. We can we can work with that.
And in fact, in some dictionaries, it said it, it does say that it is the vital center and source of one's emotions, right.
Now, what I was saying is that many neurological physicians would tell you that no, your emotions are centered where and your brain that your emotions are centered in your brain.
And the reality is, is that there's no doubt that there's a major connection between your heart and your brain. And that the heart sends signals to the brain medically. And this is something that physicians recognize that your heart sends signals to your brain, and that your brain sends signals to your heart as well, which one sends more?
The heart that the heart actually sends more signals to the brain than vice versa?
And so when we talk about the heart,
are we just talking this is the point that I really want to get to? Are we just talking about that organ?
Or is it something a little deeper than that?
It's deeper. And that's why many of the scholars of Islam say that when we're talking about the heart, we're talking about an abstract concept where Emerald may be something unseen.
That takes place in that Oregon, but it's not something that we can necessarily put our fingers on. And I'll give you I'll give you an example. Right now. If there was a Muslim,
this Muslim gets a heart transplant.
The donor was a non Muslim.
Does the Muslim now
take the heart of the non Muslim and now become a cafe
after the after the after the the Emily will be gone?
surgery after the operation, is he gonna come gonna wake up and he's not gonna know how to pray anymore, he's not gonna not have fast, he's not gonna know a lot, you
know. And so the idea is that we're not just talking about that physical heart, even though this is the place.
The chest is the place where this intangible idea that we're talking about, is located. And I'm putting that in quotations. And we know this from the Hadith of the Prophet Isaiah Salatu. Salam, where, when he was young jabril did what
took his heart out. And he washed it, right. So we know that there is something directly related to the heart exactly how that works, is not even important for us to know. Because what we do know is how to correct the heart, we do know how to work on what we're referring to, as the heart.
So when we talk about your love of illustrations, and when we talk about hassad, or envy,
and we know what that does inside of us, and we know how to correct it by Los Angeles leave. So this is what we're talking about. Whether whether someone wants to say hypothetically, that his heart is in his toes, okay, fine, whatever you want to believe. However, what we're talking about is how to correct it in the importance of this concept that we're talking about is that is that clear? Because I don't want to move forward and we start talking about the heart and then somebody says, Well, you know, this organ that pumps blood, we know that this is not exactly where your feelings are located. But because there's that connection is very difficult to tell and there's only so much that medicine
can do at the end of the day. And Allah subhanaw taala told us about this when he said Yana Muna, VA here on mineral hierarchy dunya. They know talking about the non Muslims, that they know what is apparent from any superficial knowledge at the end of the day and anybody whose heart is not connected to a Lost Planet Allah, Who does not know Allah subhanaw taala and does not know the Hereafter, then what they know is superficial. Their paradigm is very skewed, the lens that they view the world through is very skewed because they don't have any Amen. be less pentatonic. But we're gonna read the first howdy together and shout out to Anna is the Hadeeth.
There's some issues with the Arabic here but
I'll go through that as we as we start inshallah. The first Hadith is the hadith of an Amen.
And Amen, even Bashir, one of the famous companions of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam, because of this Howdy. And the reality is, is that he was very young, when he heard this hadith from the prophet Isaiah Salatu was saying, does anybody know how old he was?
6678 and he was extremely young. And this is a not that. This is part of our seminar was very important for parents to recognize the
the idea of exposing their children to the teachings of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam, the teachings of Islam in general, a lot of times we wait till it's too late to have them in gatherings and things like this many of the scholars of the past this heavy, by the way, is a famous Hadith in the 40 hadith of who, and know who explained that the 40 Hadith, the most famous explanation was who
Roger Roger used to go to this to the scholars of Hadith when he was four years old.
And he was narrating like he actually has narrations from the time he was four years old. Do you think that he just got out of bed one day and decided to go to the masjid and listen to the shakes because he, he had a father. He had parents he had people in his family who were very concerned about his well being and nurturing him like this had he been no man of him but she
Well, the Allahu Allah anukool similar to Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam you call it Hello, V and will Geraldo Bay? Okay. The halau is clear.
And the harangue is clear. We're being a homer mutia behead tune. And in some narrations, Mr. behat lay on the moon. Allah Allah Monique is human and ness. Okay. halaal is clear.
And Haram is clear.
Between them, there are gray areas,
things that are not exactly clear. So for example,
Stealing halau haram well that's a gray area.
gray areas, gray areas play investing
in the stock market
Play the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said lei and the Muna Cathy romanes. That they are not known by many of the people that he say all of the people
know so that I'm only brought this up to clarify something
what is clearly haram most of the Muslims know what is clearly halau most of the Muslims now there are other areas which are considered to be gray areas. But what may be gray for you may not be great for me and vice versa.
The more you learn about your deen
The smaller the gray area becomes. Okay, so it'll either start going clearly halau or clearly Hara. And it's impossible that there is any issue related to our Deen that somebody in the world and in some Muslim in the world, some scholar does not know about it. That's impossible. All right. So there's nothing about the deen that is totally unknown. What is gray is relative. What is great is relative. Somebody may be very clear to him that it's hard on him for somebody else that may be very clear.
Yeah, not the same issue. But for something may be very clear that it's like investing in the stock market but that's another topic and not all of it is halau but that's a different story like
clear unclear and we have gray areas, many tapas Chabot had stepped out in the Dini he whenever the the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, Whoever avoids those doubtful matters.
He will be cleared in regard to his religion and regard to his honor.
His stumbled on the Dini he Yani he'll be cleared. The word established is the same word that they use in the courts. Okay, Al Bara innocent? Why is he innocent? Because if he stays away from the gray areas, then it's impossible that he's done anything that is Hara. So therefore he is he's clear. He is cleared of any wrongdoing, front of Allah subhanaw taala.
He is also cleared as it relates to his honor.
Yeah, because other people will not be able to say anything about him. Because what he's doing is clearly halala and shallow.
Whoever falls into doubtful matters will fall into the unlawful as the shepherd who pastures near a sanctuary all the grazing there in every king has a sanctum I need a place that is sacred.
And a love sanctum is his prohibitions. Okay, look at White brothers and sisters. If we consider this table here, okay? To be the pastor, you only think of yourself as a shepherd. And you have a flat, right? But as soon as you get to the end of this table,
what's going to happen? If the if the ship goes off the table, it's going to it's going to fall I think a small sheet not the other one you slaughter for, like a small fake one. If it falls, what's going to happen?
It's going to destroy itself. It's going to destroy itself. Now the prophesy sound gave us a different example. He's talking about the pasture. But at the borders of this pasture
are the is the land of the king. It's the land of the king. And you know that if you go anywhere near that land, you're going to be punished.
You're going, you're going to be punished. What are you going to do with your sheep? You're going to make sure that they don't even get to the border that there's some kind of barrier between the sheep and the Kings pasture, if you will, or the king's sacred
area is St.
Allah Subhana Allah has prohibitions, you have this area in which you can do whatever you want to do inshallah.
But once you go beyond that, you are being disobedient to Allah Subhana Allah. Those are his prohibitions, you have to stay away from them. And that is why some of the scholars of Islam, the early scholars of Islam used to say that you will never have true faith until you put a barrier of halau between you and the Hara.
What does that mean? How do you put a barrier of halau between you and Hassan? Anybody have example?
a real life example? Yes.
To get married,
getting married as halau
might be wedge it depends.
Allahu Akbar. That's a very good example, too. It's a little different than what we talked about, but it's a good example. Praying suddenness to protect your font. Okay, praying at its earliest time
to protect delaying the prayer.
So what happens now let me let's just think about somebody somebody prays five times a day they don't do any Sooners whatsoever. They never pray before fudger they don't pray before the war. They don't pray after door after door after he said there's no naskila there's no wizard. There's no anything. He prays five times a day. Is that okay?
Yes, it's okay. It's okay. All right. However,
if he becomes weak in email,
and he becomes we can email
and he leaves off us a lot. What is he left off? He's left off an obligation.
compare him with somebody who always prays to records before pleasure.
Praise after mothering he prays after Isha. Maybe he doesn't do anything around lorries at work. Okay. He gets weak. He leaves off. Soon as after Isha. still didn't fall into anything. Haha.
You understand the concept, making sure that there's a barrier between you in the heart fight. Now we get to the point of this Hadeeth because again, like I said, we're not going to do an exhaustive explanation. Verily, in the body, there is a piece of flesh that in Phil just said the macula, either solid solid, or just do kulu a deficit especially that just to do kulu Allah he'll come in the body there is a piece of flesh. When it is upright, the entire body is upright, and when it is corrupt, then the entire body is corrupt. Indeed, it is the heart by bit why brothers and sisters
if we were to put a title of this hadith with our book is called what the nature of the heart and it's important we're going to do this one together, not with your partner and do this one together.
What title would you give this hadith?
The nature of the heart and its importance.
What title would you give, so that it relates to the book under which we are studying?
Avoiding doubtful matters sincerity
protecting the heart. Okay, now we now we're getting hotter
I can't hear you raise your voice.
A sound heart. How's this Heidi tell you anything about a sound heart?
fencing the heart
okay. It's a nice one. Anybody else? Yes.
immunity for the heart. immunity as in like immunization. Like give it a shot.
That's that's unique.
Protecting the heart from doubtful matters, okay. Okay.
cautioning the heart.
Okay, what did the province align it with some say at the end, he says, in the body there is a piece of flesh when it is upright, the entire body is upright, when it is corrupt, the entire body is corrupt. What can we draw out of that as a as a title for this heady
hold on who said fencing the heart, you said, I like fencing the heart. But here, because we're talking about the importance of the heart, then could we say that the heart is the leader, that the heart is the king, that the heart something like that, especially because the prophet Isaiah select was silent, did mention that every king has a saint, even though he's talking about a lost parent. But here, if we look at it, the rest or we can say the body follows the heart, for example, something like that, because what we want to talk about is the importance of the heart. Why are we studying about this heart,
because the heart controls everything else in the body.
When the heart is right, the rest of the body will be right, it's going to be upright. And if it's not, then the rest of the body is not going to be upright. So this is this hadith is the most it shows in terms of the Hadith, which show the importance of the heart, perhaps this is the one that is most on topic. And that is that everything else is controlled by the heart. And that's why I want my heart to be right. Because if my heart is right, my relationship with my spouse is going to be great. My relationship with my neighbors is going to be great with my co workers is going to be great because my heart is right.
My body is going to be right, what I do is going to be right my relationship with the loss of habitat is going to be excellent. If my heart is upright. The Prophet alayhi salatu salam, and here in this hadith
is, is basically
telling us that if the heart is sound,
you're going to be okay, in the light.
And so it's an encouragement for us to nurture these hearts. Now, what are we doing today? What is the whole purpose of being here is to go through these prophetic teachings so that we can learn what we're supposed to do to get to the heart, right? Like you can come you can spend seven hours and probably we spent a lot more
than that. Learning how to pray.
Right? Okay, so let's go through the motions. Where do I put my hands? When I say Allahu Akbar, where should they be level two
shoulders or Wow, some handler How should my fingers be? Should they be like this? Should they be outstretched spread like see look, Allahu Akbar. The prophet Isaiah select with Sam says son, Luca mela Mooney. Sally praise you have seen me pray. And so we know while hamdulillah many of us I mean, of course. For those of you who have been Muslim for any significant period of time, or have studied Islam for any significant period of time, you probably be seen shaycarl Benny's similar to Salah. Right? Which goes into detail because I love hearing what Rahim Allah, and then you find for example, Shakib and bass has a similar book and shake with a mean has a similar book on how to pray
and we go through it and we learn those motions and that's important.
what is it that pushes you to pray?
I speak up.
Somebody said fear. Raise your hand if you said fear. Okay. Fear motivates some people.
love of Allah subhanaw taala motivate some people a combination of love and fear and hope motivate believers and a last minute ad they pushed it where's that found?
In the heart? Who are you praying to?
you're praying to Allah subhanaw taala what in your body knows Allah what was created to know Allah? Your heart, like mo k Rahim Allah to Addison. Every thing that allows for data created in your body has a function.
And if it loses that function, then it is either sick. Or in other words, it has an illness, so that I was created to
see if the eye does not see then it is considered to be disease that has an illness. Your ear was created
To hear I mean your eardrums, that the point is the heart was created to know Allah.
And if the heart does not know Eliza gel,
then it is either diseased or it is dead.
And so this hadith the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam is showing us how much importance we need to be putting on our hearts like
this is why you may have a Chevy Rahim Allah Allah says that this hadith is half of the D is Heidi is half of the D.
Some of the scholars said and explaining that
statement of humanity Sherry, that's because your dean is internal and external. And so this hadith is telling us about the importance of the internal. However, even though Moloch came along and said that no, this this Hadith, in fact, encompasses the entire religion.
Because it talks about your external eBay the velocity of data and the halaal and the Hara. And it talks about your internal when dealing with the heart and lots of data knows best. And the point is, that a loss of data has created this heart to know him that if the heart becomes blind, then we will not know a lot of parents either. If we don't take care of our hearts and they become diseased and corrupted then the entire body will become diseased and corrupted by
I'm going to move
How do I go down on this?
How to get to the second
turn to Hadeeth
second, how do you design the authority of Mazel ashari of the Allahu Tana and who? Kala Kala Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam method or albea method or resha to kalibo ha of Yahoo be fella
Abu Musab Zhi Li radi Allahu China and who said that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, the example of the heart is like that of a feather blown about by the wind in the desert.
This is collected by Indian magic
and graded authentic by many of the scholars of Hadith from amongst them, Sheikh Nasser Dena Albania Rahim o lo Jana.
By the way, for the most part, if the ad does not in sibu, hardiest Muslim, then I'll mention with shaycarl Benny said about the Hadith, not because he's the only scholar, because his method of systematic study of Hadith is probably one of the most thorough of contemporary scholars of study.
You have one minute with your partner right now, to come up with a title for this Hadeeth.
And don't forget
the subject matter that we're under the book is the importance of the heart, the nature of the heart and its importance type one minute right now. Your time is started.
The nature of the heart and its importance.
Make him join with you.
Join with them.
Nobody by themselves.
Okay, you got 15 seconds.
Time flies when you're having fun.
Okay, your minute is up.
A minute is up.
Okay, anybody have a title for me?
Son, man, where's that mic?
And the sisters? I think the sisters have a mic too. Okay, we're gonna take one from the brothers and then one from the sisters. Yeah, right right here Sunday. Sunday. Right? Right. Right there. Right there right there. No, no, no, no, no. Next over there.
Fencing the heart Mashallah helaas.
To the heart.
Yes, go ahead. The frailty of the heart The frailty of the heart. I like that. Okay. Yeah. Somebody else? Somebody okay screaming out.
fragile heart, same same fragile frailty.
the vulnerability of the heart.
wimzie by the sisters, do you have an answer? That unique?
Again, unique in its
unique nature of the heart. Okay. And this Howdy.
That's good, too. And this Hadith, the prophet Isaiah salatu salam
gives us an example of the heart. Now. If you all know how feather is forget a feather a piece of paper in the middle of the desert. And the reason why is be outdone, filet.
filet is his land that has no buildings around it's just open land desert.
When the wind blows, something's not fastened down, what happens?
It's just going to go it's going to go with the wind, because there's nothing to stop the wind anyway, it's just open link. Our profit is locked with Sam is telling us that this is the likeness of the heart.
And this goes back to that second meaning we talked about when we talked about the heart, we said the first meaning in Arabic, is that is clearly sushi, right? It's the core of something. It's,
but the second meaning is that it's what
it turns, okay.
The heart turns. And this is something that I really want us to try to consider and think about the heart turning. Why do you think what is the difference between your heart and for example, your eyes, just want you to give that some thought, your heart and your ears, okay? If there's something in front of you that you don't want to see, what do you do?
Close your eyes, and then guess what? You don't see it anymore. If there's something you don't want to hear, you can stick your fingers in your ears or earplugs or something like that, you won't hear it anymore. Okay? But what is happening to the heart all the time,
the heart is the place. That's where these ideas are coming to
you your emotions, right?
You're getting these things are coming to your heart. And a lot of times, you actually don't have the ability to stop them from entering.
don't put a stop to it, then the heart begins to what
And so this is why
when we think about the heart, being firm, right, we know that had eaten inshallah, we're gonna cover it in a minute. Alternative the hearts make my heart firm on you, you have to think about the heart being like that. It's constantly turning because it's subject to so many different ideas and thoughts and emotions, that if you don't turn it off, not that you can turn your heart off, but what you can because you can't control the initial thoughts that come to you, which you can control is if you allow yourself to follow that thought.
We understand this concept. This is very important, very important concept. Every action. Every voluntary action starts with a what
starts with a thought. It starts with a thought even before that thought becomes an intention.
Because intention is is when you have firm resolve to act out that thought, right. So it starts as the thought
And this is why I even will call him by him will load data. When he talks about st karma how to be upright. The first step to being upright is controlling your thoughts
and will lie we have to teach our children this, we have to understand this controlling the thoughts, you do have an ability to control where you go with that thought, you get that evil whisper from shavon.
To say something negative about somebody.
And then you remember the Hadith of the Prophet it is Salatu was salam, whoever believes in a lot in the last day, then let him say that which is good or Be quiet. So then you remember, you stopped so you don't follow that thought. You get a thought about looking at something that is haram something that you should not look at. You stop yourself immediately from continuing to think about that we have that ability as human beings with humble Allah has given us that. And if the hearts are right, if the heart is upright in the land, that will be able to control those thoughts.
So this is what the prophet Isaiah is talking about here. This is what he's giving us the likeness of when he talks about the heart and this Hadeeth. But what what titled that we give it the frailty of the heart, I like that. the vulnerability of the heart I like that as well. And the heart is unique as the as the sisters mentioned, the unique nature of the heart. It's unique. It's very different from any other
of our faculties, if you will, type let's go to Heidi three.
And I mean, what are your thoughts on the Allahu taala? In who Kala Kala Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in the La la aanvaller. So what do you call como Mr. deikun Wallach in young guru, ella kulu Kumar, American Muslim, Abu hurayrah. Allahu anhu said that the Messenger of Allah Allah Salatu was Salam said fairly, Allah does not look to your figures and he the way you look
or your wealth,
but he looks to your heart and to your deeds collected by an Imam Muslim. You have one minute to come up with the title for this hadith Yella with your partner. By the way, you're going to switch partners after Juma so don't get too comfortable with the person next to you look for the smart people after Gemma. All right.
If you're sitting in the back by yourself, you need to move with a partner I see you
Zach Hello, hello.
Okay, that minute is up. That minute is up.
A law does not look to your fingers or your wealth but he looks to your heart and your deeds. Remember the importance of the heart the nature of the heart is the general topic we're under right now. What
would you title? This Hadeeth
Hmm. Somebody ran away with the mic.
Dean over dunya
nice. Yes. Who has who's who's willing? Yes.
Here truthfulness in your
truthfulness in your heart, truthfulness in your heart. Okay. The nature of the heart and it's important. Keep that in mind. Yes, here.
It's the heart that counts. I like that.
Sorry. The wealthy heart. Okay. No, no, that's good. That's good. Go in the back here inshallah. Then we get one from the system.
an upright heart, okay. It's the heart that counts. I like that. Sisters you have.
Okay. Okay, prioritize the heart is the priority. I like that. Okay, you said it's the heart that counts the heart is the priority. I like those. I shall I don't have any titles as you can see, I'm getting we're crowdsourcing
chapter titles. It's a new new day and age. Okay?
this hadith is extremely important.
And I really want you to think about something
and I want you to be honest with yourself.
How much time do you spend in a day
caring for your bodies
and how much time do we spend caring for our hearts?
The question is extremely important.
let me let me ask you something especially because Mashallah Suleman just came back. somebody you don't mind if I put you on the spot the
Not really, this is important. Samir Mashallah has been in the gym lately, right?
Now, Mashallah. He's been spending, you know, four or five hours in the gym every week.
And if you look through panela, I can remember in shape hammer, Tim will tell you the same thing. There was a time there was a time in Medina when we had no any no gyms whatsoever. You could ride from side, one side of the city to the end, then all of a sudden they start popping up everywhere. So Pamela, Jim, here, Jim, people go to the gym.
to work on that emotional epicenter.
No, seriously. Because Because again, we're not talking about the heart isn't the one that pumps the circulatory part of your pump pumping the blood with because people do go to the gym for that reason, and they do cardio and stuff like that, right? But they go to the gym for what?
For their bodies.
These you know, how much people spent in cosmetic surgery last year.
is has to do. Okay, let's so let's look we have figures, wealth, heart and deeds. Cosmetic Surgery is related to which one to your figures. Okay, dieting is related to which one figures going to the gym is related to which one
what you wear everyday is related to which one, how much you time, how much time you spend putting on makeup everyday is related to, which is not a bad thing, and especially if she's doing it for a husband is a great thing. But the point is, look at the time that is spent on
figures. Okay, excellent. Let's go to the next one. wealth, how much time do you spend at work every day?
To do what? To get wealth? How much time do you spend
worrying about your investments in your assets into the end of it? All of that is wealth.
Only one problem? It doesn't mean anything you'll milk em
As in absolutely nothing. A lot of data does not look at that. He doesn't care how big your biceps are. your triceps.
You work on this muscle, I mean will lie. We've gotten to the point
where it's I mean, it's actually a science. And if you lift it like this, it goes like that if you do like this, and then if you did, and then take a day off so that your muscles can read and we know all it Do we know this about our hearts? are we spending the same amount of time to what a last
And, you know, we have to remind one another of these things. Right now we're not talking about how to fix the heart, we're only talking about it's important, we'll get to how to inshallah, but the point is we need to understand its importance first, so that I even have a desire to fix it. Right? If you had an old car sitting in your garage, that you were never intending on driving,
would you even care whether it's fixed and I
don't even use it. It doesn't have much importance to me. But if it's the car that gets you to your job that gets you to the message that gets you to your to your children.
School, and there's something wrong with it.
You want to do it, you want to get it fixed. Why? Because you realize how important it is, and your life. And so right now, we need to understand the importance of the heart. It's the heart that counts.
We need to prioritize our hearts, once we understand that this is
where Allah subhanaw taala looks. And and the reality is, is that most of the things in our lives, the way that the trends of society have taken us far away from being concerned with the heart.
I mean, in fact, in fact, if you really think about the way that we live, and I'm telling you, when when we talked about earlier than inshallah, this seminar is should be a life changer for us, it really should change the way that we operate in life.
Because we should be reprioritizing things. And when you reprioritize things, it means that you have to spend time, you have to even spend less time doing certain things and more time doing other things. Most of us Our lives are centered around Okay, humbly law, we get up for pleasure.
And then there's work and then there's this and then there's then and then we're tired at the end of the day, and we want to entertain ourselves, we want to forget, the rest of the day is just Oh, it's been such a long day.
And we're not actually prioritizing these hearts. The other thing that I just want you to get out of this Heidi, is that if it is Eliza with gel, if in fact, Allah subhana wa tada is looking at our hearts, and looking at our deeds, and he's not concerned with our figures and our wealth. It should show us that we should not be fooled by the wealth that a person has.
Many people themselves are fooled. They allow their wealth to take them away from the remembrance of Allah.
And they think that because Allah has given them wealth, that they must be doing something right God must love me.
Because he's given me all of these things.
But the reality is, is that it means nothing to a lost parents.
And that may be that person's trial, so don't be tested by looking at what other people have.
Whenever lucam be Sheltie, well, Kaley, fitna Allah, we're going to test you with evil and with good.
You're not just tested by the things that
that are displeasing to you. You're also tested by the things that are Lost Planet Allah has blessed you with, are you going to be grateful or not? So we shouldn't be fooled. I need this Heidi to help us put some things into perspective with me later.