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You know, he'll alone you saw him and my bad. We are on in the English version that was translated by NASA, you know, we're at the very end of page 73 some of which we have already covered, but we're just going to go back over briefly to tie it into what's next not at the very last paragraph true love. True love.

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True Love can only be perfect the color shape was sent to me on a Hema holla

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Well, I mean, yeah, true, but this is a I mean, at the end of the day is from the etiquettes of the toddler and to always make the outfit or the matter preceded them, especially the one from whose book we're benefiting from. So when you read a book, you know, to make that draft for the male is fantastic, have mercy on him, you know, that's, that's something that you know, you're benefiting from the analogy and they benefit from the doula and they benefit from the fact that if you implement the knowledge then inshallah

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This is better, okay? Then they benefit also, from the fact that

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that you are making do it for them and if you implement the knowledge, then whatever knowledge you've benefited from them and you put into practice, they also get the reward for that.

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True Love can only be perfected by loyalty to the beloved by loving what he loves and hating what he hates. And also kind of war data loves the men, they end up fighting and he he co founded immorally instead

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tight. So here, this is this is where we ended the last time where we talked about the fact that anybody who claims to love Allah subhanho wa Taala then part of that is that they also have to love what a loss of habitat loves, and they have to hate what Allah azza wa jal hates, not and is known that love influences now,

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it is known that love influences the will in the heart, the stronger that love becomes, the more the heart will seek that which Allah

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loves. If the love is perfected, there must be needs, they must be needs there. There must be the firm resolve the the firm resolve to do good deeds, which are low, if the person is able to do that. Okay, stop there. Bismillah this part here is very important for us to understand. Now. Why is it then shaker the same and Tamia him Allah is focusing so much on loving allies origin.

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That's because all of our actions, Okay, come down to two things. So when we talk about voluntary actions, any voluntary act that you do,

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it has to combine between two things. The first is a rider, which is the will to do it. And the second is

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the ability to do it. If you don't have either one of them, then there won't be the they won't be a voluntary action. So you have the ability to walk to the message, from work from where you live, okay, it's five minutes away, it's two minutes away, you have the ability to walk to the message. However, you have absolutely no desire to walk to the message. Is it going to happen? Are you going to get to the message? Nope. Because you didn't, there was no will to do so. Somebody else has the will to go to the message.

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They really want to go, okay, but the message is closed. So they don't have the ability actually to enter into the message. So will they enter the message? No, because it's locked. So, the one the two things come together, when the person has both the will and they have the and they have the the ability, then the action is going to happen so long as there is no obstacle in the path. So in this subpoena law is clear. We see some people, for example, I mean,

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you'll see a an older gentleman, I mean, you know, 85 years old, take some half hour to walk. You know what might take you 30 seconds to a minute, but because his will is so strong allies will just bless them with that will. He's going to walk to the masjid. He'll go to

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90 minutes before the event, just so he can get to the mansion on time. And it takes him a very long time. But so his clicker is actually by Eva, right? His ability is weak. But he still has ability. And so he's able to do it as to somebody, for example, who,

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you know, is disabled to the point that they actually can't walk in, they can't get to the masjid. And that person does not have the ability. The point is, any voluntary action. And it's not just we're not just talking about activity better. If you wanted to eat something, right?

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Then what has to happen? You have to have both the will to eat that thing. We're talking about volunteer, and that's all about force feeding, but any voluntary action, you have to have both the will and the ability. All right. So now, what does this have to do with what we're talking about? Well,

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the point is that in order to do acts of really bad, which is udia, then you have to, it first starts with what your will to do those things, and what makes you desire to do a better

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the stronger your love for a lost paradise. And this is why all acts of a bed. And this is why when we look at worship as a whole, and your servitude to Allah as a whole, it boils down to your love of Allah. If you really love Allah, then you will love what he loves. And he loves acts of obedience, he loves that you have proper faith, and that you do acts of obedience. This is what allows parents out of love. And so you will strive to do those things that he loves, the more that you have one, the more that you actually love a lot.

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And if you're not striving to do those things that Allah loves, then it's an indication that there is some weakness in that love. And that's what the author is going to talk about in a minute, shall we not only do acts of worship, because of our love, for general fear for gentlemen, that that's that'll come ask me later. So

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he is not able to do them, he will do as much of them as he can. And he will receive a reward equivalent to that of the one boom, does that Okay, stop there. So in other words, a person. So we have two things, again, we have what you're either which is your will. And we have cooker, which is the ability, sometimes a person has the will to do something. And their ability is not totally stifled. But it's not at the level that will allow them to actually do that the act itself, that person gets the reward of the one who has done the act.

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That person gets the reward of the one who has done that. What's an example of that?

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A person who cannot pray standing, right, they can't pray standing up, they would like to, they're going to try to but they simply can't.

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What's their reward, and the sooner they get the same reward as the person who has stood on a slide, there's no difference between the two, because they have done what they can of the of the Act. And this is the explanation. And this also goes for the opposite. If somebody is wants to commit a sin and they try to commit the sin, but they have stopped from doing so it's as if they have committed that sin. So the prophet Isaiah Salatu, was sent in. He said that either in Taka and Muslim men and Muslim men, the same fee man fell partly due to rufina. When two Muslims come together, their swords unsheathed than the one, the murderer and the one who was killed in a fire. They sell him as a

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developer, we understand the murder, we understand why he's going to be, you know, punished and he subjugated himself to the punishment. But what about the one who was killed? What? What's wrong with him? The prophets I saw him say Cana How do you son, either Catholic sahibi he was actually trying to kill the other person. He just was.

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He just wasn't successful. He was stamped in a strange, but his intention was to do what was to kill another Muslim. That was his intention. And not only was that his intention, he actually attempted to do so. He just wasn't successful. So his sin is like the other person's sin. Right? And so the same thing goes on both sides. And Muslim is rewarded for his or her intention.

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Long while he was in them said, whoever calls to write guidance will have a reward like that of the one who follows it. Without without it detracting from

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The ladders reward in the slightest, and whoever calls the misguidance will bear a burden of a sin equivalent to that of those who follow it without detracting from the ladders punishment in the slightest, there is a Muslim man.

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And he said whilst on the military campaign, in Medina, there are men who did not walk in the place or across a valley. Once they were with you, they asked, they are in Medina, he said they are in Medina, but they have an excuse. This is agreed upon. Yeah, so here we get and there are other IDs that indicate the same, the same meaning the profit is aligned to Sam.

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It's telling his companions that and they're actually out on a campaign, okay. He said that there, there are people in Medina,

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you all have not gone to any place and you haven't crossed any Valley, except that they are rewarded. Right? They are rewarded, just like you are rewarded. They said wait a minute. And there Medina, the process of mining was sent them say yes, they in Medina habits a homeowner, but they had to stay back due to a legitimate excuse. In other words, the intention was what the intention was to be with you all. And so Allah subhana wa, tada rewards them as if they were with you, as if they were with you. So if we were to break this down, because it is important to understand when we look at, at the end of the day, we want to be rewarded by a loss of how much it was good, we want to meet

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a loss of data on the Day of Judgment, having the,

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you know, a mountain of good deeds. And, therefore, it's very important for us to understand the issue of intention as a whole. And we can look at this from I mean, there's several ways to break this down. But to for the, the easiest way is to look at it is to break down what happens, let's just call it in your mind or in your heart, we break that down into three different three different categories.

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The first is what they call a hot edge, it's like a fleeting thought something came to your mind, and then it left, okay, there is no reward or punishment for So, you know, just something entered your mind and you didn't really make any decision about it or you know, you didn't even allow it to stay in your mind that came in your mind that left is no reward or, or punishment.

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Or the opposite. And there's what what is called a lasme or ally zema, which is you have a firm your firm determination to do this particular act. Okay, so, I am going to July on Friday, I am going to hedge this year, I am going to fast on Monday, whatever your whatever that firm determination is you've got a plan in place, you've figured it out. Okay, so that's on the other spectrum, even though you haven't actually done the act yet. Okay. So what's the first one? First one is a fleeting thought. The, that's on one end of the spectrum. The other end of the spectrum is what firm determination, I am going to do this thing. Okay. In the middle, and that's a broad area, we have

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what is known as lm, and hem. And that's,

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you know, we can we can say that you made a decision to do something right. Now, you may not have worked out the plan. But Alabama's taught GE Healthcare is the way that the scholars you know, define it, which is that your you've decided to do something, you're more likely that you're going to do this, but you haven't put a plan in place yet, you know that there's still something that may persuade you to do something else, right? But most likely, this is what you're going to do. Now, the reason why this is important is because this is actually the language of the Prophet so the lighting was on them. So he said that whoever hammer

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right, whoever has has decided to do something good, then he will get there, he will get one reward even if he doesn't, even if he doesn't do it, even if he doesn't do it. So if you said to yourself right now, tonight, inshallah I'm gonna I'm gonna wake up I'm gonna pray in the last third of the night. And you haven't really developed a plan yet. You didn't set your alarm clock on your phone yet, but you know, it's it's more than just a fleeting thought. You say okay, yeah, so I'm gonna figure this out. All right, you're not that's different from the person who's who's determined. Who says okay, look, no matter what I'm going to sleep by 11 o'clock. I don't care what happens the

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night set his alarm clock, you know, took the precautions that are you know, put things in place to wake up. Alright.

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So, the nonprofit is alive. Sam also said woman hammer. Be safe.

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Whoever does work, decides to do something bad.

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But then doesn't go through with it, then what happens

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if, if they decided not to go through with it for the sake of a lot, and they actually rewarded, then they actually rewarded. And if they don't go through with it, they just, you know, decided not to do it for whatever reason, or just, you know, wasn't appealing to them anymore, then there's no bad deed that is written down for them. And so lm is actually in the favor of, of the believer, as long as you're thinking about doing good things, you're being rewarded by a loss of mentality, even if you're not doing this from the grace and mercy of Allah subhanho wa Taala, that you can actually just get good deeds on your scale without even doing anything just thinking about, and that that's

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why it's important that we're able to turn our thoughts into good thoughts, and to avoid, you know, having evil thoughts and going down that path, right. So that that's alarm. Now, when we get to azima, which is that I'm for I have the firm determination to do something that necessarily means that you will do from the action that what you have the ability to do.

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So that may mean that you actually carry out the deed, no matter what you're going to do of it, what you can do, and you will be rewarded for that. So let's take the example of somebody who they were at work. It's Friday 1230. They said, that's it. You know, I'm going now going to July, they get in their car, they start driving to the masjid. And they wind up in a traffic jam 176 cane, can't move can't get right can't get left

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by

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did they pray Juma? No. Did they get the reward for praying Jamaat? Yes. Why? Because they had firm determination and that led to them doing what they could have the action, but they weren't stopped. It was that from something outside of their ability. So they still get the reward of praying Juma. They still have to pray for records though you know, pray to know pray to recognize Yeah, actually pray Jamaat understand. So it's important that we that we understand the these issues and this is what the author Rahim Allah Allah is telling us here when he's talking about what is happening in the heart by way of hum and by way of intending to do actions.

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Jihad means to do one's utmost to do all that one possibly can to do that which also kind of want to Donna loves and to repel that which he hates. If a slave fails to do anything he is capable of in Jihad This is indicative indicative

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of some weakness or imperfection in his love.

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Okay, so now the author comes and he brings the J word.

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Now,

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Jihad Why is he talking about Jihad?

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I want you to think about how do we get from talking about loving Allah

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to talk talking about jihad.

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Okay, so love allow you to attach from the world. Yeah.

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It's a it's a struggle for you to do the actions that is very good. Yes. Any anybody want to add on it?

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Okay, when we when we talk about any act, so this book is called what?

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A little Buddha. So we're talking about serving a lot. And so it's we are now dealing with that branch that is the branch of good deeds because the entirety of the deen is what

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if that's true, who are the other seller Rasulullah who bill who there What the heck, he is the one who sent His messenger with guidance, which is what proper beliefs and Dino hack the religion of truth which is the which is righteous actions. And Shaykh Hanif mentioned the AI in his class that is also

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covers proper beliefs and righteous actions does anybody remember what that iOS

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say honey was that I

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said

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what what what 10 minutes kitty metal up beaker welcome met with 10 minutes Kelly metal Rob beaker said the combo Adela. Right. That your your Lord's

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word

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It has been perfected and complete, simple, right? In truth and injustice, and truth, Jani, the the, what is what you are being informed of? Okay, what you should believe? Well, I had to learn just the commands of Allah Subhana Allah and His, in his prohibitions, and he The point is that when

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we look at this aspect, which is righteous actions, righteous actions, half the two things have to occur for them to for them to happen. The first is

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that you have a desire, and that goes back to your love of Allah. And the second thing is your is the cuddler, the ability and that goes back to a jihad, that you strive that you strive to get those two that you strive to perform those actions. So here, the author, the human hello to Allah says, He says LG had to go back to

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sometimes the English is not,

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doesn't help as much play. Now, he says, well, jihad, who, who a bad loser, it's that you strive your utmost that you put forth as much effort as you can.

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Yeah, and he says, well, who will couldn't do mag m liquid metal cooker, and it is everything that you have, by way of, by way of ability. So you put forth your utmost ability

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to attain that which is beloved to a loss of habitat or to repel that which he

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detests. Now, this is

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another definition of jihad that the author has given us, which is very similar to the

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definition that he gave before. And the prophet Isaiah Salatu was sent him just so that we clear because

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a lot of times when the word jihad is used, okay, in fact, if you look in an English dictionary, because, you know, they're very fond on hijacking Islamic terms, even though they claim to the Muslims that are hijackers, right, they hijack the Islamic terms. So you go look at jihad in an English dictionary. What's it gonna say?

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Two words, holy war, holy war line, Allah.

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And that's, that is not jihad, not from a linguistic perspective. Nor is it you have from a legislative perspective, look at it from a

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crusade, a crusade, right? There is a crusade, a holy war is a crusade and jihad is not Crusade, right? The same way that they hijacked, for example, the term hijab, right? What is hijab?

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In the English dictionary, a headcovering. Its nature. And so you'll see,

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you'll see articles

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that will say, for example,

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Muslim woman prevented from entering a club because she had a boy.

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Okay, what's wrong with that headline? What is why she can run the club number one, number two,

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if you see it's not hijab, let's just put it like that. So you might see a yoga pants and you know,

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a whole budget with a headscarf and then they say she has hijab one. Now, this may not be her fault, she because growing up in this society, a lot of them believe that he is the headscarf because we've allowed them to co OPT. You know, our terminology. Same thing with same thing with jihad. jihad is not holy war by any definition out there. Right. And so to look at that the Prophet it is salatu salam himself said Allah will come, the men in movement shall not inform you or allow for rocanville movement, Shanna, for me who the movement is, and then the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said men Amina, who and NASA and worry him 114 but the men, right, which comes from the root word Emina,

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which means what? To have safety and seek to feel safe and secure. Right? Who is the main right? Who would translate as the believer okay, but these are the ones who have safety and security from Allah Subhana Allah, Who is that the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said he is the one who people feel safe. And with that person in terms of their wealth and in terms of their persons, they don't feel threatened. This this is a believer, right. So if somebody does not trust you,

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they when they when they are around you, they are fearing for themselves

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then is

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Probably something wrong with your email.

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I mean, it could be just because they're profiling you but what I'm saying is to panela and the people in your home should feel safe around you, the people who are close to you should feel safe around you. And if they don't, then then you may not have reached a level of being a a believer in a moment. And likewise, they should feel safe, that you know that their wealth is safe around you that you're not going to take it unjust.

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And then a profit it aside was an asset and that same idea, well, mu j. e do. Men jaha knifes houfy party law, and the Mujahid

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who's a DJ, he's somebody who does jihad. So he's a holy warrior, right? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that mu j is the one who just had enough sir who he strives against his self against his ego, to subdue it. fi tatula in the obedience of a loss pantalla saboteur bonanni Rahim Allah Tada. And along those lines, and he was he was one of the greatest of the Tabby. He said, Jay had to Neff see out of tm La Nina center, I

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did jihad against myself. Holy warrior doesn't fit. I did jihad against myself 20 years to pray the night prayer. And he, meaning he did what he got up and prayed for 20 years at night. He says the metallic to be here in the center. And then I tasted the sweetness of it. I enjoyed it for 20 years after that, in other words, the first 20 years, not that there was no enjoyment, but it was rough. It was a struggle. There you go, it was a jihad, right. And then after that, he absolutely enjoyed it. And he got to the level where it was, you know, something that he wouldn't, he would never leave off, no matter he would leave off his food in his drink before he would leave off, you know, praying

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the night pray. And so this is this terminology and we have to understand, even shaker the same and take me out of him or lunch out of here. This is what he is referring to when he talks about jihad, he's not simply talking about, you know, active combat. If it all came about him alone to add, I want to just go off on this point for a minute because it is important for us the term Jihad comes over and over.

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In this book, it will come several other times as we go you know, as we reached the conclusion of the book, inshallah Tada. So it's important for us to understand a little clearer about him, Allah has a he has a very important book is called alpha Wade. And basically alpha y, which translates as benefits is kind of like the the sum total of a lot of his books. And so he takes like, really strong parts of his other books. And he recreates them for this book, alpha wave. So and then the other thing about it is that that's really nice about for why is that? I mean, it could be for it or against it. But there's no real logical sequence to the book. And so you read one file, either you

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read a benefit, and then he just says Fossella chapter and then he brings you something else. So it really keeps your attention because as long as you understand each particular point, you know, it's not necessarily connected to the point afterwards it keeps your attention tight. So he says, for either to recoding him to Allah will ladina jaha do feanor then at the end know whom Sue banana and those who strive for our calls are lost parents, Allah says was translated to me and those who strive jaha do for our calls, we will guide them to our paths, the paths that are pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala a righteous actions that lead to his pleasure and lead to gender. So it will claim

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Rahim Allah tada he says, I love the soup Hannah, who will he dieted build jihad. He says that Allah the Exalted, has made guidance dependent upon jihad. So So guidance depends upon and rests upon a person's striving.

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Alright, because the last one, those who strive for our cause we will guide them. And what's understood from that is if you're not striving, then you're not going to get the guidance from Allah. He says, For at Milan, Nancy diet and album OMG hadn't. So those who are most complete in receiving guidance from a law are those who are the ones struggling and striving the most. Now, this is the part here that I want you to pay attention to. He says, What if he had, he had enough See, what he had Hawa, which he had to shave piney woods he had dunya

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he says. So the most binding of all genes

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Had

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is not he didn't say want to fight against the Persians of the Romans

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said the most binding of jihad is Jihad knifes struggling against the self

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would you had

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a lower in striving against your desires your lowly desires, which you had to shame upon striving against the shavon

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the devil and striving against the worldly attractions, okay. From Angela had a heavy hitting visor, phila, her dad who love who super la de la who see the technology and Nettie he, he says, So whoever strives against these for, for the pleasure of Allah, then Allah will guide him to the paths that are pleasing to Him that lead to his paradise. And then there's more that can be said on it. And there's a whole I mean, the subject of jihad, honestly, it needs its own time, it really does. And perhaps, as it comes back up in this book in shallow data, we'll get the chance to

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talk about some of the scholars say that the jihad against yourself, if you will, if we can use that term loosely. That that's there's four components that actually come under that. And those are the four that we learned from sorta to last. So it is G it is the Jihad to acquire knowledge. Because it takes work, it takes, it takes work to learn the deen of Allah Subhana Allah, not necessarily more work than a person would spend to get any other knowledge. But it's just that if you don't value, the knowledge of Islam, then you know, what you value, the knowledge of medicine or the knowledge of the law or knowledge of engineering or whatever knowledge is going to help you get a career, then

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you'll spend, you know, a whole lot of time doing that you'll go broke doing it. In fact, you can get the knowledge of Islam for free. Right, but you won't do it. And you got to spend, you know, $50,000 a year to go get some other fit, because you see it's a panel of people do they see it as an investment in their future? What about the investment in your Acura? Right? So this is why it's so important that we we take that time, but it's a jihad, it is a struggle to learn about your religion, which is why a lot of people just won't do it.

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So that's the first part, the struggle to attain knowledge. The second part is the struggle to act according to that knowledge because you're going to learn a lot Will you put that knowledge into practice. The third struggle is the struggle to after you know, you've got you've attained some knowledge and you are implementing that knowledge is to encourage other people to do those things that Allah has commanded or to avoid those things that are lost parents out of has prohibited and so that is the Jihad of Dawa, right. And then the fourth jihad is the Jihad of Subbu. Okay, and all of this comes under jihad, enough's is that is that struggling to have the forbearance and patience

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that is necessary to do the three things that came before, right, which is to attain knowledge, to act according to that knowledge, and to call others to, to that knowledge, the jihad against the shame upon which, which even will claim also mentioned, is to push away shubo hat, to push it with because the shape and tries to enter from two different angles, right? He tries to enter by causing you to doubt something that you should be certain about,

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or, or to give you false information that affects your belief. And so it affects the who then it affects the proper beliefs that the messengers Come come with. And then the second is to push away the shadow and those lowly desires. Why? Because they affect righteous actions. And so going to strive against the shape on is to push away anything that is going to affect the who they're within attack, right is good, anything is going to affect your proper beliefs and the righteous actions. And so, as you see, this is all the internal jihad, that does not negate that there's an external Jihad and that we as Muslims, especially as an oma as a whole should be prepared to defend ourselves

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and our property and our families and so forth. That is something that we shouldn't shy away from you know, we

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we are

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A generation that has been

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affected tremendously by 911.

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So,

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because the Muslims were painted as with this broad brush, Muslims are terrorists, you know, and that was shoved down the throats of the American people. And it was it became part of the media's engineering of the American mind. So all Muslims are terrorists.

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For every action, there's an equal and opposite reaction. So then we just became pacifist, you know, oh, yeah, well,

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you know, yeah, it's legal for me to, to, you know, carry a weapon, you know, to protect myself and to my, but I'm not gonna do that, because I don't want people to look at me as being a terrorist, I'm not going to learn how to do any type of martial arts, I'm not gonna, because

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because they criminalized it politically. So people who go out, and they shoot paintballs in a bin, what, go to jail for five years, because they were training for jihad.

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See, but again, don't be discouraged by that. Realize that, yes, there is an external enemy. And that a Muslim has to be in some position to be, at least at least with the heart, at least have the heart to be able to defend yourself and, and your property, and your family and your dean.

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Period. And so we shouldn't shy away from that. But again, you know, because there are certain, you know, there's a historical context to why we are the way we are, and sometimes we forget, we forget it. So if we just accept it as is 911. You know, that's something

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even though they say never forget, right? They, they tell they tell everybody on slavery, that was a long time that you should just forget about it. 911 never forget.

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Never forget Holocaust, don't ever forget. Right? So panela, so a very selective amnesia with it with the amnesia side of things. But the point is, is that we shouldn't forget, we shouldn't forget what happened to get us to the point now, where we're actually scared to be,

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you know, to do what we're supposed to do as Muslim men, especially as Muslim men.

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It is known that usually one cannot, before I go, because there's a point I forgot to mention, that even that jihad, the jihad against an external, you know, combatant, if you will, or an external enemy of Islam, that even that is not limited to or exclusive to physical combat. Yani writing the truth and refuting falsehood. This is Jihad with the pen.

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And sometimes that's even stronger Jihad with the words has sentiment that it's not the alone China angle, right? The Prophet sallallahu wasallam loves his poetry, because he established the truth. And he refuted the falsehood, and that that's considered to be a form of jihad. Right. And just like shake honey was mentioned in his, in his class, when, you know, different people are going to have different forms of GA, and it's all considered to be a form of struggling for the sake of a loss of parents data. So in the Hadith of the Prophet Isaiah, so it was sitting, when the woman asked the Prophet so I sent him about Jihad do can they go out and you know, is it for them to go out and

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fight and the Prophet it is Salatu was Salam said, Your jihad is, is a hedge. So it just shows that different people are going to have different methods of, of jihad, different methods of struggle, and that the jihad is not limited to, in fact, that is the I mean, if you really look at it from a categorical standpoint, you look at the categories that's that's, that's just one small category in the broader category of jihad and that is why even will claim Rahim Allah to Allah set up for the jihad, jihad, the most binding, in the most obligatory of all, jihad is the jihad against your yourself.

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It is known that usually one cannot achieve what one loves. Can you read if a slave fails to do anything, just read that again, if a slave fails to do anything he is capable of in jihad, right? If a person fails to strive, right Wright, then that is indicative of some weakness or imperfection in his love of Allah Subhana who was added, even if he claims to love Alon, he loves the muscle.

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level, but he doesn't strive. Right, then that shows that there's some weakness. Again, and this is something important, I think we all have to do like,

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you know, this is my separate enough's as we read this right? Mohammed Saba comes from the word he said, which means to take account, right? So when you do self accounting, right,

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it's better to do that than allow someone from the outside to come in. Right. So most companies do what they call internal, what internal audits, there's an internal audit, because if the IRS comes in, they want to have their book straight, they don't want, they don't want to wait until some external body comes to do an audit. And then they really messed up because they haven't gotten their books in order. Right? So the same thing is why I'm one of the alota. And who he said has, he will enforce a comb covenant to has to do a self audit. Before there is an external audit, take account of yourself before you are taking account of if you do your own self audit and is doing up in the

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light.

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With the last permission, you will meet him and you will be happy shala. Right. So the point here is that, yes.

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That we we should recognize why is it that I'm not doing a particular act? Right? I don't have any excuse not to fast on Monday for exam, why am I not fasting on Monday? I have any excuse not to pray at night? Why am I not praying? And I don't have any excuse not to pray in the message? Why am I not doing that? So we have to ask ourselves, and we have to really say we have to acknowledge that you know what, there is some weakness in my love of Allah. Don't don't, we can't go around and I my faith is strong. What do you mean, I don't love a lot. Now I'm not saying you don't love a lot. And I'm, what we're saying is that there is a deficiency, when we can acknowledge that there's a

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problem, then we can work to fixing the problem. What can I do to lower loss pantalla more, I need to I need to make a regimen of reading more about the laws names and his attributes so that I know him like I can start to do something towards correcting the problem. But if I get offended every time I hear something, somebody Oh, no, what do you mean? I don't have strong faith.

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I'm not gonna work on it. If I don't, if I don't believe there's, if there's a problem. So don't let's not read this and say, Oh shaker the same as just saying I have weak faith? Who does he you know, Who does he think he is? And he died 700 years ago anyway, he doesn't know me. So I'm just gonna close the book. Now, just say, wait a minute, if I'm not striving, if I know what I could be doing, right, and I'm not striving to do it, then yeah, that is an indication of some some weakness, and I need to fix that.

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It is known that usually one cannot achieve what one loves except by putting up with hardship, whether the object of one's love is worthy or otherwise, right.

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So whether the object of one's love is worthy or otherwise, so the object of your love if, if the object of your love is alone, then that object is a worthy object, if the object of your love is other than a law, and it's not for the sake of Allah, right?

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Because it can be other than a line that that you know, you may have the love for your mother, but but Allah Subhana Allah, that's what that's for his sake. For example, the love of his messengers a lot, it was one of his for his sake, right?

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So it's either worthy or it's unworthy like people who worship wealth or worship status and power and so forth.

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It is known that one cannot achieve what they love, except by putting up with hardship period, people who love this dunya

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they do what they strive, they strive for, they will get up at four o'clock in the morning.

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Seriously,

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I know somebody personally gets get up four o'clock, not Muslim, four o'clock every morning to get ready for work.

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While the Muslim who should be loving the loss of habitat and getting up for fudger is snoring.

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Why it's too early.

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But that non Muslim who loves their wealth is willing to endure the hardship of getting up. Because that's how much they love their wealth. And a matter of fact, they might not even look at it as a hardship as time goes on. They've gotten so accustomed to it, and they love their wealth so much that they're willing to if they're willing to do it.

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A person will not attain what they love. Whether that object of the love is worthy of love or not.

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They only attain it through some level of hardship

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period across the board, even if it's a permissible desire that they have. So, if you have gone to school for a degree or you want to be a medical doctor, you want to be a neurosurgeon. And you have to go to school, you know, for several years,

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1215 years, maybe.

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That's easy.

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It's not easy. There's some hardship involved. But and that's a permissible desire, Will people spend their wealth

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for a hot arm desire for an unworthy object that absolutely, they'll go broke,

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you know, for a person's hand and, you know, not even hand in marriage, just to be able to, you know, do whatever they want to do with that person, they go broke, spend everything go through a lot of hardship. So the point is, that, in attaining what we want into, into whatever object it is that we love, there's going to be a level of hardship.

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Those who love wealth, power and images do not attain them except by suffering some damage or harm in worldly terms, as well as the harm that will befall them in this world and the next, if a person who claims to love the loss of Ireland

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is unable to not not unable we should say unwilling here, if a person who claims to love him on his message is unwilling to put up with the with the hardship, right, which even know which even wise people do not love alongi wise people who do not

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realize they must put up with in order to achieve their goals. This indicates some weakness or imperfection is low, right? So if we're not willing to endure hardship, for some level of hardship,

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to please Allah subhanho wa Taala. They were not even as sensible as the people who realize that they have to deal with some hardship to attain whatever goal it is that they want to attain. So we have to realize that they, you know, it's, it only makes sense that there's going to be some difficulty involved. Now it is known, it is known that the true believer is overflowing with love for Allah as a loss of power. What Allah says is,

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yes, there are men who take for worship others besides Allah as equals, they love him with the love that they should have for Allah. But those of faith are overflowing in their love, or a shed Do they have more love for love? In other words, I lost friends I'm in an SME, a toughie, domodossola II and data from the people there those who take along with the law rivals, right. You hit bought a home cooked bill and they love these rivals as they should love Allah when Latina m in a shed do have vanilla, but those who believe love Allah more than those people love their rival, love the rivals that they've set up with the lust pans out why is that? It's because the believers love of Allah

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Subhana Allah is a focused love.

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It's a love that is only for Allah, with those who set up rivals with the lowest penciler whether it is actual items or whether it is a another human being or whether it is their own ego or whether it is wealth or whether it is power over the love is distributed amongst different things. Whereas the believers love is pure for lots of humans, and therefore, it is a shed, it is a stronger man.

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Indeed a person who loves a law if he is weak in understanding and fails to grasp the concept of the correct concepts may follow a passion does not achieve the desired goal. Such paths are worthless even if the person's love for Allah is sincere praise or write the point here that the author is making by him a hula hoop

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is that it is not sufficient. There are lots of headwinds, Allah is the object of your love, you must add to that following the correct path that leads to the love of Allah subhanho wa Taala and this goes back to the eye where there were lots of parents Allah told his prophet called income from to hipbone Allah, fed TV Huni, saying, If you love Allah, then follow me the follow me, Allah will love you and He will forgive you of your sins. So, the the point here is that a that it is not enough that the objective be correct the means to that objective must also be correct.

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Need a person who loves the loss of dollars

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We can understand that it fails to grasp the correct concepts may follow a path that does not achieve the desired goal. Right. And this is this is why we have to be very careful of data in general and just fall falling into paths that that are that were not that are innovative that the profits aligned with some of the not sanction.

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Such paths are worthless even if a person was low for a loss and zero praiseworthy. So how must it be if he if his love is corrupt and faulty Yani, in other words, His love is not even for loss of habitat is something else that he's loving.

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And the path is one that leads nowhere, as in the case of those reckless souls who pursue wealth, power and images, loving things that harm them and do not achieve their goals. What should be sought is the path followed by the people of sound understanding in order to reach the desired goal. Yeah, keep going. Now, once this is understood, clearly, we will see that the more the heart increases in love, the Lord increases in servitude and vice versa. Aha, the more that the heart increases in its love for a loss of Hannon, which added, the more it will what it will increase in servitude to Allah. Why is that, because when we talk about servitude to Allah,

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we're talking about righteous actions. The more you love Allah Subhana, WA, tada, the more you will have the desire to, to do those righteous actions, that's the Iranian and the more you will strive to do those righteous actions, which is the Koran, and once you combine between the will and the ability, then the actions will will flow. So, therefore, the level of loss panzanella serves as the foundation for the the level of law serves as the foundation for otherworldy. And that is why the more than one loves a law, the more that they will have an idea and then likewise, vice versa. So that's my five minute market to Silvia then they're so

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well that's, that's

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Yeah.

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So that's a little different. But the the the idea is that the more you worship Allah Subhana Allah and the more you serve Him, the more you will also grow in love. So there's a there's a reciprocal relationship there. That's why I say vice versa not to say that any sin is your lack of love and deficient love, no doubt, no doubt that a person who has any willingly sent any they've done something willful disobedience to Allah Subhana what's added that there was a lack of that they

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that there was a lack of knowledge of Allah Subhana Allah in that in that sense, because the last thing I want to add and talks about then we can sort of sorta Nisa

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when he talks about those who, who disobey Him and ignorance, yes.

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So,

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man, nice, good question. So, so the the brothers question is,

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Allah Subhana, Allah knows your actions before you do them. So has a lot of helmets Allah planned for you to fail? And the answer is no, Allah Subhana, Allah has given you the free will, to obey Him or to or to disobey Him. The fact that I

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will, let's take it down to a human level, right and then and then Lima and metal, Allah tala Pantheon is the best of examples.

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If, if I know what you're going to do, before you do it,

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I basically, for example, I have some some students,

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and they come to class.

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And based on certain responses and answers, and I can look at the way that they've, you know, participated in class and so on and so forth. And then I'm going to give them an exam, right? And I can basically write down on a piece of paper, this person is going to pass. This was my Excel This one is not I basically know, you know, this is from a human level. Now I'm not 100% sure, but I'm pretty, pretty well informed that this is what the results are going to be. And I still I'm going to give them a test

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and I knew that this person was going to fail.

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Did I make them fail that I planned for them to fail? No, I didn't plan for them to fail. But even though I knew what they were, I knew what they were going to do on that particular test.

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But they had the ability to do otherwise they had the ability to study harder, they had the ability to come to class and they chose not to or whatever, because I am not as the teacher, I am not controlling their actions. Likewise, Allah, our Creator, has given the human being

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well, her Dana, who ninja Dana lost franchises, and we have guided them to the two paths. He allows us to see the path of righteousness, a path of obedience, and then he allows us to see the other path, then we choose whether we are going to obey Him or to disobey him, he's not going to force us to do anything and then there are consequences to those actions. So Allah Subhana, Allah does not force us, he doesn't force us or he doesn't into us the worst in the question, plan for us to plan for us to fail or

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a loss fantastic, Allah knows our hearts and he knows our actions.

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Before you do the action, that's correct. Because Allah, tada, one of his names is Li Li,

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Li, Li m, means that he is the all Knower, he knows everything that has happened, everything that is happening, everything that will happen, and everything that didn't happen, if it was to happen, how it would happen.

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There's nothing that escapes the knowledge of Allah subhana wa Tada. But just because he has the knowledge of what you were going to do, he didn't create us as angels. Angels don't have the ability to disobey God. But human beings do. And that is our test. And if Allah Subhana Allah, we're not dummies, you know, we're not when I'm what I mean by dummies. I don't mean like, not smart. I mean, we're not puppets, where God is, you know, pulling our our arms? No, he's giving you that ability. And that's your test. Are you going to obey or disobey?

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Otherwise it would be it would be nothing but a, like a movie and script. And he wrote it and then you're just following whatever he does, he knows we're gonna obey or disobey Allah Subhana. Allah knows everything.

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Everything.

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A law knows everything.

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What does that mean that he planned for them to do it?

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Right. But knowing your action and making you do it, it's two different things correct enough.

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Is that

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so? So knowing, knowing your action, and making you do it is two different things correct?

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Okay, so who is the one who decided to disobey Allah?

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Who is the one who decided to disobey Allah that Allah making this obey him like a person who goes up and they they robbed a bank?

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tight, just stay with a person who goes around the bank,

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did a law make them robbed the bank, but they decide to do that.

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They decided to do that the fact that Alon knows what they decided to do,

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and knew from before they did it that they were going to decide to do that does not mean that he made them do that. So when you the word plan is a is a, I'm not gonna say it's a loaded term, it has to be broken down. What do I what does that mean when we say plant? You know, because it might sound to somebody that you're saying that he made them do that?

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Is it actually

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okay? Now,

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the heart is inherently dependent on a lot in two ways from the point of view of worship, which is the ultimate goal and from the point of view of seeking His help and relying upon him, which are the means to that. Okay, so, for those of you who have the book, I want you to either highlight this, underline it or something. This isn't

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This part here now, he says the heart is inherently dependent on a law in two ways.

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From the point of view of worship, which is the ultimate goal, and from the point of view of seeking His help and relying upon him, which are the means to that end, we've never, we haven't taken a for certain, it doesn't repeat itself. But for certain, yeah, there are some things in the book that have rapid repetitions, but this point here is the first time that he's actually making this particular point. So put a highlight it, underline it, if you have the book, because this part is very important, I don't know if we're going to be able to out I'll start to talk about this point. And then inshallah we're going to have to finish next week because of the time. But here, what the

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author is saying is that, when we talk about our hearts,

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that the heart is focused on, it is dependent upon Allah stands out from two angles, number one, because Allah and His love, the ultimate aim of the of the heart, and then there is a means to attaining that end, which is by seeking help from a loss of hematite, if Allah does not age you on the path to loving Him, then you will not be aided, you will not be aided. So if Allah doesn't age, your neck, then you will not be aided. So two things. It needs Allah because Allah is the ultimate goal. And it needs a lot to get to that ultimate goal. And this is why he goes on to say, the heart cannot be sound, or succeed or find joy, or be happy or feel pleasure, or be good, or be at peace,

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or find tranquility, except by worshiping its Lord, loving him and returning to him. Even if it attains all that it can enjoy, have created things, it will not feel at peace or find tranquility, because it has an inherent need for its Lord. So I'm just going to give an example of what that is, in other words will lie in for the people for all of us who are looking for happiness, and we're looking for tranquility, and we're looking for peace of mind, as they say, and we're looking to have success, there's only one way to get that.

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And that is to have a loss of hammer to Allah and His love as your ultimate, and as your ultimate goal. And that you call upon him and you seek his assistance and getting to that ultimate aim. And if you enjoy all of the other aspects of the created beings, and created things,

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ultimately, it will not bring you that pleasure. And it's if you think about somebody who is extremely thirsty, like to the point of, they're almost ready to die because they want to drink something, right.

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And you gave them steak and they love steak.

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Would they enjoy that steak?

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Because what because they're very thirsty, and you took them to look at a waterfall in the sunset.

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Or you let them hear the most beautiful sounds that they enjoy. They The birds are chirping in the sounds of nature. And Mashallah, and somebody has given them a massage and their bodies just aren't really going to be enjoying it. No, because ultimately what they want is water. And that's a natural need of the human being. And if they're not getting that and they're to the point where they feel like they're gonna die of thirst, nothing else is going to make them happy except for except for that water. And this is what shaker the same is saying here. The heart ultimately

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needs needs to love a lot.

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Right? If it's not doing that and it's not getting that then no matter what else it enjoys of the dunya it's not really going to be able to enjoy it because it's lacking that love of Allah subhanaw taala inshallah we'll pick up from this point next week via the light, which is on page 75, which we've almost completed. Hello, Adam masala with selama robotica and Armand and Amina Mohammed subhanak along with shadow alert, you know, and I stopped talking to you