The Journey to Allah #04
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well now that we know him is surely unforeseen. I will say yeah, Dr. Medina, the love of them will be Lilla or may you live with her her the
shadow Allah, Allah who is ready for our shadow and no Mohammed and I do want to sort of SallAllahu I need you on Ernie he also we will send them to Steven Thielemann in a humid day in America this evening Shala the 21st of June 2022. We're going to continue with the fourth reading from what has been translated as the journey to Allah
hedger he said didja by and have a Roger will humbly Rahim Allah to Allah. So in the first three lessons, if somebody asked you what have you covered in the first three lessons? How would you sum it up?
First three readings. Yeah.
Introduction is what the book is that it talks about the first principle that no one answers gender, by their actions independently. But it is by law, the last podcast that we talked about how to
actually do it.
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to be only up to see that
And to know, whatever these we are doing, should not be too hard.
Okay, so, okay. So if we, if we were to just say, What's this book about? Right? So it's an explanation of the hadith of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan, where he mentioned that none of you will enter Jannah nobody is going to enter Jannah by virtue of his deeds alone, independent of Allah Subhana Allah is mercy. We talked about ways to get closer to Allah Subhana Allah has mercy because he's mentioned that in the Quran, we talked about the benefit of knowing this principle one of which was just mentioned my brother, which is that it helps to keep you humble. Is there another benefit
and knowing that your deeds alone will not allow you to enter Jannah
okay, no, make it make you repent they
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be grateful for what
you need and you know, that your needs don't keep you up to what gender is what a wall because you like, if you know, not the IMF, the IMF, with explanation at first we said something like,
you explain said if you go somebody goes it has no money
a shot, because you know, you can't you can't deal
with Gen X.
Right. So, so, by knowing this principle, it should, it should be a catalyst for both humility and gratitude, humility and gratitude, which are two very important qualities, the opposite of which lead to the Hellfire because the the major sin of a bliss was what from the beginning was what?
Give it exactly arrogance, the opposite of which we're looking for which is that humility, and the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sadam
by was the opposite of gratitude was the opposite of sugar. Coffee, a Gopher is the opposite of shook. Right.
And the prophet Isaiah Salatu was set in
mentioned in an authentic hadith that the majority of he saw the fire already too now. I was shown the Hellfire for either act federal ally Henley set, the majority of inhabitants were women. Yet for now, the prophesy Some say they commit Cofer the prophets they asked the prophesy son of MC foot novella The disbelieve in Allah. The prophets are liars and I'm saying according to last year
it's not the cover of disbelief. It is the
Cofer of ingratitude which doesn't take a person outside of the of the Hellfire, but it is a trait
that if it is consistent, such that a person is described as being ungrateful, right, then it can lead a person to the displeasure of Allah subhanaw taala and that's the importance of showing gratitude to Allah subhanaw taala and also to the people who do good for you.
Well, Mila Manish Polonez namaskar Illa whatever doesn't think that he was and I think the loss has had
We stopped on page 46.
The translation of which says virtue was not attained by doing a great deal of outward deeds.
46 Martha Danny virtues not attained. Yes.
We begin this lesson and Boustead the doctor taught him watch what he Taberna the journey to Allah. Emerge l hungrily Rahim Allah.
First paragraph, reads, virtue is not attained by doing a great deal of outward deeds. Rather, it is attained by deeds being sincere for Allah and being correct and that they are done in accordance to the Sunnah. And through gnosis of the heart, and its actions. I've sat there inshallah.
Obviously, we're not going to stop at every single point, but there are some things here that are important. So, as a matter of fact, it might be good if you highlight this part, your Kulu Rahmatullah era, what ASA till further, it will be kithara till Armelle embedded ear that can be commonly had Hardy Satterley law here as well. So when other Mutambara to sunnah, so, so what he's saying here
is that we talk about what makes something virtuous. Is it just that there's a lot going on? Or is it more about the quality of the deeds that are being performed? So Allah azza wa jal
Surratt Tabata Katha at the very beginning, how does it read it's a lot of color the via the hill milk
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not have to. He's the one who created death and life to test you. So which of you is best? X and Y minim. Best in deeds? They did not say x though. I'm not who does the most. But who does the best. And the best. As of today live in Al Rahim Allah Allah says, a colossal who will swallow that which is most sincere and most
and then the best and emulating the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan. And that action so here it says these being sincere for Allah and being correct and that they had done according to the Sunnah of the Prophet Isaiah Salatu was sinning. And so again, the importance here is on sincerity, and emulating the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam, and then it says, And also, also because let's be mad, if you will. Kulu be will marry her.
And I'm not I'm not sure why the translator use the word Gnosis here.
Gnosis is the Greek word for knowledge. Right.
But but usually it's used for spiritual knowledge, if you will, right. Knowledge of spiritual things are spiritual mysteries.
Here this is not what it's referring to allow it and it's not specific to that my ID from Kullu are those things that you know what, what are my little cult are the actions of the heart and when we talk about actions that are hard, what do we mean?
I'm sorry, say it loud. Say a little louder.
So up cool. Okay and Taqwa and what else?
Rajat okay hope, hoping Allah subhanaw taala. What else?
fearing Allah subhanaw taala. Huh? Loving Allah azza wa jal, those three are the canopy bed, the bed, a bed as of Columbia. So the
The more we look at what are the pillars of, or the essential
matters of the heart that are necessary for your event to be accepted, love, hope and fear. Okay? So
here, he says, in through gnosis of the heart and even knowledge of the heart, and his actions title keep going check.
Whoever has more knowledge of Allah subhanahu what the Allah, his religion and his ordinances, and has more fear, hope and love for him is better than one who has not attained, his level should be dislodged on thinking, even if
Even if the ladder do more outward deeds, this understanding is derived from the hadith of Asha ready a law one, be firm, steadfast and balanced upon which we have glad it has to be do Accardi know what else you know. But indeed, actions alone will not cause one to enter Paradise, the most beloved deeds to Allah are those that are done continuously and persistently, even if they be few.
he ordered us to take a middle path and deeds and to add to this knowledge of the most to add to this, and to add to this knowledge of the most beloved de Sala knowledge of the most beloved deeds to Allah, and he informed us that deeds alone will not cause one entry into paradise. Alright, I want us to understand something. Why do we normally associate?
Like when we think about, okay, how can I be a better worshipper of Allah subhana, Allah, the first thing that we think about is how to do more.
It's normally how we think, once you pray more, I'm going to fast, more on wants to do this more. And it's going to come this point, he's going to drive this point home, it's not about more, as much as it is, it is about the quality of what you are doing to him.
Let's, let's let this point sink home.
So he says here at the top, whoever has more knowledge of Allah, his religion, His commands, his prohibitions, he has fear, hope and love of Allah subhanaw taala, he's going to be better than the person who's doing more than him, but hasn't reached his level in that area. Like, why do you think that is? Why do you think that we usually associate better religiosity with our deeds? You got to got to think about this stuff? Otherwise, you're gonna miss it?
that's a problem. Because people acknowledge it, and you get it. Other people see what you're doing and acknowledge Yeah, go ahead. Instead, what I've noticed, however, is that writings such as this concentrate on the actions in which should be its replacement, without discussing, how do you get that level of internal betterment? Like, we shouldn't be doing this, we shouldn't be doing that we should be. But I had a specific question. Let's stick to the question is going to come you'd have finished the book and then if you
if you stop halfway, then then yeah, you're right. You're not going to get there. Finish the book, but it'll tell you how to get there. Inshallah. That's that's what the book is for. But the question is, why do we normally think about more?
What do we do about that? Good.
Creative, what more?
Okay, because it's kind of like part of our DNA to want more.
So we think
we tend to think that we do more, we'll get more more benefit. Okay. So we kind of associate the, the more with the benefit. So the more you do this, the more you'll get a reward. Okay.
condition for productivity, but I'll make it easy. And a lot of us. The reason why we, why we usually go for more is because it's easy to count. You just can feel it like it's different, how to how do you know you've grown in Tukwila? So you start off the beginning of Ramadan. Right? Right. And ideas I'm gonna grow in in tequila, five, when they eat. Can you look back at the beginning say you
Yeah, my temple was, you know, at a, you know, 40% before Ramadan. And now my 70% Can you do that
is very hard to, to measure. And we're looking for metal, we're looking for measurable things right? So you can know that you didn't use to pray do ha and now you pray Do you didn't use to pray with it and now you pray with it and you feel like you've accomplished something. And so a lot of times that's what we're looking we're looking for a feeling of accomplishment. And that's, that's also a little scary in some ways because, yeah
just don't don't take this the wrong way. But are we looking to please ourselves? Are we looking to please Allah Subhana Allah, right? So I feel good about myself. Because I'm praying more. I feel good about myself.
But am I really growing
through that process or not? So
the, there's a recommendation, right.
And that is and there's nothing wrong with it. By the way, it's nothing wrong with feeling good about doing better, if what you're doing is pleasing to Allah subhanaw taala there's nothing wrong with it. But you can't let that take the place of for example, pondering over the eye and in the Quran, that are instructing us to fear Allah subhanaw taala pondering over those ads in the Quran, they want us to have hope and Allah subhanaw taala reading books on telecoil listening to lessons on TOEIC though those
why is this because there's there's nothing right in terms of prescription
that you do to grow and fear of Allah Subhana Allah grow and hope of Allah Subhana Allah. So these are the things that you actually have to work in, in a different way.
okay, so for example,
the class unshakeable Muhammad didn't want to welcome
you came to the class, you listen to the lessons, and then it's over. And then four years down the line, you haven't gone back, and you haven't listened to it again. Now, those are the types of things that that should be a part again, like we talked about this book, being part of your routine.
There's nothing wrong with going over that once a year, just to remind yourself to welcome
in when you talk about a Manhattan, a bed that's in Columbia, and the major a badass of the heart is out of my love, fear, hope to walk all over you right there. Right? So you're looking at those, how do you incorporate
those readings, right into what you do on a regular basis because there's no the love of Allah Subhana Allah doesn't stop. So lots of fudging stops. So as a specific time for it, and then he is no select that you have to do. And so then it's done and he's no select that you have to do and so they there's specific titles, when does the love of Allah stop? Never. When does the hope and Allah Santana Stein, when is the fear of Allah Subhana Allah Stan, what is to welcome them upon Allah Subhana Allah stop those things don't stop right. And so, you have to constantly be reminded of those bad debts and again inshallah as we go through this book, you will hear this being constantly
being mentioned over and over again the other last point that I want to mention here shallow data
Alright, maybe I should ask it as a question why is a test deed and an Macatawa or hitting the target or coming close to that target? Why is that mentioned in the same Hadith as none of you will enter agenda by way of his actions
which is what the author is talking about right now. Why Why isn't in the same how the
so so in other words, even though Jenna cannot be attained by your actions independently you still got to do something. Right you still the province like suddenly here. We should not misunderstand the Hadith as you don't have to do anything. So the prophesy sama saying still strive your hardest try to hit the bull's eye. If you can't hit that, then come close. And know that even with that, even if you do your best,
you don't deserve Jenna by actions, okay? And your actions alone are not going to get you into dinner. But don't leave off work and work hard, work hard, and travel the middle course in the moderate, right? Even even in your striving the
be moderate light from
therefore, I think
it is for this reason
it is for this. That's how it was for me. It is for this reason. It's some of the setup said Abu Bakr Radi Allahu and did not outstrip you by virtue of much fasting or prayer but rather, but rather because of something that had taken root in his heart. Some and some of them said, what was in the heart of Abu Bakr RadiAllahu and
what was in the heart of Abu Bakr was the love of Allah
and, and sincerity and sincerity
and sincerity to His servants. No. So
this statement is attributed to NS Supermatic about the Allahu Allah and, and others and that is that
Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Jain and or maybe they were people fast that morning, said that maybe there are people prayed more than ever but to this day, but none of them were better than I will look at a city. In fact, the prophet Isaiah select to sit in, said that if the Imen ever Becker was weighed against the Eman of the Ummah,
outweigh the Eman of the rest of the ummah.
was the issue a Salah by itself or fasting? They said no, it was something that was in his heart. And then all they said that that which was in his heart, was the love of Allah Subhana Allah and the nnessee have, right being truthful to the servants of Allah subhana who was had when you when you read the
the biography of ever look at a significantly the Allahu and
what becomes apparent
is that and Allah Subhana Allah knows best, but that what was in his heart was the true emulation
and follow following of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam like his, his following of Prophet was second to none. I mean even in his speech, you look at soulful who Davia
when the Prophet sallallahu Arny he was setting them
and instructed it or the longtime manual to write down the terms of the agreement with the machete key. And it looks really bad for the Muslims I mean, look like look like we would like the muscles are giving it because the machete King said look if anybody comes to you from Mecca that you got to turn them back. And if anybody comes from you all to Mecca that you don't that we don't have to turn them back and all of these other conditions that they laid out
who was like furious about that Omar Omar or the Aloha, furious, and he went to the prophets Elijah was selling them. And he said didn't Allah put us on the truth and then Pete was on bottom and what says When have we been like, the type to just humiliate ourselves and the theme to prophesize you know, I'm an Indian rasool Allah, I'm the Messenger of Allah. In other words, this is not from me. This is from Allah subhanaw taala we're in the who now settle now city. And indeed Allah azza wa jal is going to make me victorious. He's my NASA
so what are what are the low tide and who was still not satisfied? was still upset, you've already go? You complain to to the big guy that's just like me. He's not listen, I'm gonna go to somebody else. Maybe we can talk to him. So who do I want to go to after practicing some work in the city or the law? Why?
And he went, and he was like,
are we on a hack? And they all bought him and says, when we go humiliate ourselves, what's that? What is it? Exactly what the prophesies say. So in the whole rasool Allah when Allah Nasiru
and he looked at even to his speech, how he, he didn't even know that he was emulating the prophesy seven. But that's how much he was in tune with the prophet Isaiah Salah to say, so the Abu Bakr Siddiq are the low tide and who and he his email
and he was only second to the man of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan and he was in line with the teachings of the Prophet Isaiah so lots of Sudan want everything now.
Next page now wherever it wherever you start, it's that's the some of the nastic said so Okay, okay. Again with the unknown what this term Gnosis, Gnostics and so forth. So, just so that you know, okay, what did we say Gnosis is?
Knowledge, Gnosis is knowledge, the the Gnostics, it here it has a capital G, as if it's referring to a specific group so that you
usually refers to a group of Christian mystics.
So translating rd Fein, which is what he's translating,
in the Arabic language that the RDF is a is a term that is more commonly used by
added to so Wolf. It's more commonly used by them to talk about their scholars. So where most people were just talking about the Oh lemma, and call about or limit, they will say call a battle it feed because they're talking about, some scholars have to solve. And we mentioned many different times, and to solve as various forms. If we talking about early to solve, then it is closer to what we would call today Teskey, which is this purification of the soul. As it gets later, seventh and eighth century, hey God, then it begins to take on a different form, where there's a chef at the head of you know, each Sufi path and it gets a lot more into just not just
Teskey its enough's, but very specific forms of wicked and in a bad that would not legislated by the prophet Isaiah so like to sit in. So in any event, some of the Gnostics if he just says some of the scholars of Teskey use it, for example, instead of Gnostics. Now, some of the Gnostics said, None who reached the heights did so through a great deal of fasting and prayer, rather, to generosity of soul, soundness of heart and sincerity to the nation to the OMA sincerity to the OMA now, some added and censure of their own souls. One of them said the difference in their ranking lay in their objectives and intent, not in a great deal of fasting. Okay, so right there, their objectives and
intentions, okay, objectives and intention. So, the author is about to switch gears and talk about the importance of intention. And intention is an internal act or an external act.
It's internal, right? So he's focusing again, on the actions of the heart. Okay, and why intention is so important. Yeah, go ahead. The low life of the children of Israel, and their great efforts in worship was mentioned to Abdulsalam a man to which he said, Allah wants from you only a truthful intention for what lies with him, or words to that effect. Even Mr. ood radiola, who answered to his companions, you fast and pray more than the companions of Muhammad Ali Salatu was Salam but they were better than you to ask how so? He replied. They were more abstinent of this world, the new and more desirous of the hereafter. Okay, so put put put like a circle around that. And then this next
explanation of this by logic
if this is what you walk away with today, then it's sufficient.
Let's listen listen real quick. When when the students have been Mr. Old asked him, Okay, if we're fasting more praying more than the campaign's themselves, right? I mean, even if you look at the back of the like, even Rahim Allah, it was, it was rare that he would pray less than 200 rockets in a day. Right? It was rare, but was even better than companions of the prophet Isaiah aside for saying absolutely not. Okay.
Even though that would be rare, like if you when you read the biographies of the campaign's it's not normal, that you're gonna find one of them praying 200 rockets in a day, even a prophet, it has a lot to say, you don't find that to be the norm of the prophets lives. But that was the norm of email until today.
So he's saying, even Michelle is saying to his students, you fast and you pray more than the companions that are prophesy someday, when you look at the norm of the companions that are probably saw, their norm was
three times a month, that they were fast. That was that was the norm of the companions of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was in it. And some of them, maybe you will find that they fascinate every Monday some of them maybe Mondays and Thursday. You can if you look at the campaign's the fast the fast though that's not normal for the companions of the Prophet. It is interesting, but maybe some of the TV you will find them so he say you fast more than they did you pray more, but they still better. They said how
how's that? Can as had the main conflict dunya we're out of rubber flesh.
It's about the hearts.
It's about the heart. And this is where he's going to stress over and over again as we go. They were less attached to the world than you are in more
Word desires of the Hereafter,
less attached to the dunya and more wanting of the Hereafter tight keep going. Hence, hence he indicated that the superiority of the companions very Allahu Anhu lot lay in the attachment of their hearts to the hereafter, their desire for it. They're turning away from this world, and they're thinking little of it, even if it'd be readily available to them. Their hearts were empty of the world and filled with the Hereafter. This is what they inherited from the prophet at least let the what's the now he alleged that the wasteland was one whose heart was mostly void of the world and most attached to Allah and the abode of the Hereafter. This despite his outwardly interacting with
the creation, fulfilling the duties of prophethood and implementing the politics of the religion and world implementing the politics of the religion and world doesn't capture the meaning as well as
Okay, fulfilling the duties of prophethood and managing
religious and worldly affairs. Okay?
Politics doesn't really fit here.
Even though I mean the word in Arabic is see acid. But but see Assa here is not talking about politics as we know politics, but more about the management of, of the religious and worldly affairs of the people. So again,
again, you can highlight, hence, he indicated that is indicated that the superiority of the companions lay in the attachment of their hearts, so they're after their desire for it. They're turning away from this world. And they're thinking little of it, even if it'd be readily available to them by
the tender war Parliament Primus paradise,
from the companions of the Prophet, it is like to say, in the single Hadith and the most prominent of the prophesy, Psalms, companions, and the four of them were known to be rich,
like very wealthy
businessman, even our friend, Paul haben, obey the law, as we live in an hour, after argumentative and Oh, for the love of China and, and have a book it also was was no, not not as much wealth as as those but they were promised Jenner. Because the dunya was weird.
They hands wasn't in their hearts, they have people who have no dunya in their hands, poor, yet, it's all in their heart. They want it so bad, and they have none of it. Right.
So, but for them, they had to do it in their hands, but it wasn't in their hearts. And so Allah azza wa jal, Ghani does nobody is blameworthy for being wealthy, being wealthy is a good thing, if you can use your wealth to the pleasure of Allah Subhana Allah and for that reason,
you may recall a hadith of the companions, who were sitting around one day, and then he complained to the prophesy Son of Man, they said, all the wealthy from amongst us have gone away with all the edges, right? They,
they prayed away, we pray too fast, way too fast, but then they they spend in charity, let's take the last prize, and we don't get to spend in here. So that's what I promise I'm taught them to make those ADKAR
after slide, right, and that nobody would have more than them on the Day of Judgment, except for somebody who came with his life or more than those outcomes. So he's teaching them to make this ticket. But the point was, their wealth, their wealth was not seen as something that was that was blameworthy. In fact, the other campaigns they look, they get more reward than we get because they're able to give sadaqa we're not able to give something and the point, the point is that the companions of the prophet Isaiah so like to sit in, it was about their hearts being attached to to the hereafter, even though they had wealth or many of them had wealth in the hands and if you look
at the 10 that were promised Genda none of them were known to be poured no
This was the state of the hola fat who came after him, and those who follow them and give them came after him Yanni who came after the Prophet, someone who was some and those who followed them in good them them refers to who,
to the whole affair. Them him refers to the prophesy Senate, and those who follow them then refers to the whole event.
In goodness, such as Al Hasson and Omar Abdulaziz, there were there times those who fasted more than them and prayed more than them, but their hearts had not attained the levels of theirs in terms of leaving the world and turning to the hereafter and settling there. In other words,
It turned into, he says, leaving the world Jonnie, traveling away from the dunya and becoming citizens of the hereafter.
So, this is, this is what he's focusing on. And how do you do that? You do that again, by having a healthy regimen of reading about the hereafter listening to lectures about the hereafter.
You find, for example, when we went over lactate the loss to you, right? There's,
there are things that we covered in there that as you go through it Subhanallah you can it's almost like you can feel going through those stages, you can feel, being asked by Allah subhanaw taala having your deeds Wait, walking across the Sirat and so on and so forth. Right, knowing about the hereafter is very important question. Would it be possible to say that it will be looked at as number check number three, verse 31.
What comes to mind is following him in his actions, but we're also talking about trying to follow him in terms of knowledge to not to
put that scent
so Sheikh Hani was mentioning here is in an area mind sort of earlier mind when the last Fantana says quote, income tutor hipbone Allah, for to be only if you love a lot, then follow me your biblical lawyer for local Denuvo Allah love you for giving me a sense that the following of the prophet Isaiah Salatu was set in is, is not just in the actions of the Prophet Alayhi Salatu was Salam and this is also this well known when we think about if we just take it a little deeper the
there are people who stood they
they prayed better than than any of us ever could they stood directly behind the prophet is Elijah Sinha and they prayed but were they following the Prophet
called income to him Boon Allah fit TV only if you love Allah follow me five Abdullah and obey Him in saloon, you know that was and the love and obey even subtle.
He was the chief of the hypocrites that he prayed behind the prophesy Summit. Yes. Yeah. I mean, he could follow the promise it sounded better than any of us could. It's impossible for us to follow the promise it is on him in that sense, like he did. He was right behind. I mean, pray just like he prayed.
But was he following the promise is that
only externally and so our following of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam is not just start is not limited to the external following of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam were trying to follow him in the coup sure that he had his salah and the intention that he had for Salah in the end.
And if he tells me less hematite and a magnifying Allah azza wa jal, and all of that, which means that we need to try to gain the knowledge that the prophet Isaiah saw out there was saying, Hey, we're not going to reach the level nobody can reach the level of a prophet because the Prophet is directly getting revelation from Allah subhana wa Tada. But by studying the revelation by learning more about it, then you come closer to being a true follower of the Prophet it is Salatu was Salam.
Monica Okay. All right. So here where he says, Let me so called boiler masala de PUE. Hola, minidoll T. Hattie, her and it dunya whatever. Tony ha FL. Right.
Here, the author's emphasizing the points that have proceeded in the previous paragraphs about the heart being the crux of the matter.
And also, also
it tempers the the Kibet and the arrogance that may accompany the hearts of the people who are doing more a bad
as they look at those who aren't doing as much as that,
because that is a recipe for looking down on others that aren't doing as much. So this begins to temper that because the issue was one of the heart and you don't know what's in that person's heart. Now,
number 3.1. A noble principle. Yes. The best of people are those who traverse the path of the Prophet Elissa that was Sudan and the elite of his companions, many of them were angry, such that they are moderate in the battle the actions of worship, and strive to correct the affairs and states of the heart. Alright, so I even
Oh, this is a decent translation. I don't know that it that the point is actually quite.
He's saying here that the that the way of the Prophet Isaiah Salatu was sent to him and the Companions, right, is that they were moderate in terms of their bodily activity better, their outward external, excellent, you better but they had HD head Phil aquello Calbee they really worked hard when it came to matters of the heart. And I don't know that that came out in the in the translation
or was that already clear from the translation?
Yeah, okay. So he says for us balloon, Nassim and Celica poetic in the v&a salatu salam will Colossi as heavy fill it is hard for the event itself. But the new year well, HD heavy film one Columbia, okay. So they were moderate in their external acts of worship. But they work really hard as it relates to the actions in the states of the heart. All right.
Now, this is because this is because the journey to the hereafter is cut short by the journey of the hearts. Okay, I'm not sure if cut short, short words here but let's say is, is only accomplished
the hearts journey.
Not the physical journey.
Not the journey of the bodies.
Clear the clear. So again, why is he saying that they work so hard on their hearts, is because this journey that we're talking about to the hereafter is one that is done by the heart. Okay, so that's where they put the that's where they put their focus, the main key and then came to one of the scholars
men came to one of the scholars and said, I have journeyed long and hard to beat you can be plied. This matters not about arduous journeys, rather with one step distance your lower self from you. And then will you find the accomplishment of your objective? Alright, so this is this is difficult to translate. But So what's happening here? What did you understand from what you just read?
Yeah, go ahead.
he made it
seem or appear to be a big deal because he made far distant journey, okay. In the man that he was talking. So you, so the student goes to the scholar, student is making like, this is a really big deal. I've traveled so hard, I've traveled so long, I've come this great distance and conquer all types of things, just to make it to you. So this is the big deal. Right? And the scholar in the scholar replies, but what? And I said that the scholar is saying
it's better that you should have concentrated on what she was doing. The journey as opposed to the journey itself. Okay. Okay. Anybody else? You definitely in the ballpark? Yeah. So
speaking about how long his journey was discovered that says, This meets your goals. So your neffs like, bringing that lower than you because he's like, essentially bragging by saying, this is long journey. Yeah.
All right. So so this this man is talking about a long distance, right? In the scholars telling him it's not about long distances, right. He's saying, just distance yourself from you enough's enough getting away. distance yourself from your knifes thick here you can think of knifes as ego if you like. Take one step away from your ego and you've accomplished you accomplish your mission.
All these law Univer did long travel from here to go all the way with it not all you need to do is just take one step away from enough get out of your own way as we might say,
get out of your own way and you'll you'll have accomplished your goal Okay,
that's the easiest way
I can explain it follow Sheikh Abu Zaid said this is this is not apples eight it's Abu Abu use eat salami. Apple you see Yeah, I believe is Eid said, I saw the Lord of night in the dream. And I asked him, My Lord, how does one traverse the path to you? He replied, abandon yourself Jana your knifes abandoned?
Yeah, and come with Welcome Oh,
took enough sick water
and he How do I? What's the what's the path to you? Yeah, it's sort of non sequitur, get get rid of your knifes the all those things that the that pull you back your ego that this and then come Now
again these are these are
as I've mentioned on several occasions even
does not have a problem after he's established his point and mentioning narrations that may not be as sound as the other narrations that we use either to Swami was from the early scholars have to solve and as for seeing a loss Fantana in a dream, seeing the lies Oh Joe in a dream.
Like, without going too far to the gym, I have a difference of opinion about whether lies or joke can be seen in a dream.
The majority of the scholars say that that is not possible.
Due to the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam where he said none of you will see Allah azza wa jal until he dies. And then we will say Allah till he dies. Other scholars responded they say but sleep is like, it's like death. Sleep is like that. So it's possible. This opinion of Sheikh was saying to him Allah, that it's possible to see a las pantalla in a dream. However, however, he says what you wish you seen, whatever you see your dream, is you're not seeing Allah azza wa jal like the one will see Allah subhana Tada in the hereafter. Well, they said chemically show you who was sent me and we'll see you and there is nothing like Allah Subhana Allah, so
whatever it is that you're seeing, whatever it is that you think you're seeing, you might be hearing this or whatever the situation may be. But again, none of this is legislation.
So you can't take this and change like, for example, you'll you'll find some people they say, Well, you know, a lot told me in a dream. I don't have to pray five times anymore. I've made it already made it to the level of Yaqeen why Boudreaux Buck has yet to come up in worship You Lord into your kingdom comes to you. And Allah told me in a dream I reached level of cocaine, I have to pray five times anymore.
That's Balton that is absolutely false. And what they was hearing was a fine and somebody needs to remind them that I need the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sadam reached all types of levels of yucky, and he prayed more than five times a day. And until he died so low it was on him. So in any of it.
Yeah, we don't need to go too far into to that particular issue.
But again, there's difference and it's different as amongst artists who know themselves Scouser and Sunnah. And each one of them has the evidence and astrologers opinion seems to be well, low tide item that nobody will see Eliza was
even in a dreams until
and nobody will see Alliance was able to to activate that. No, no. No nation.
So how do we treat this, this authority? If someone comes to us, and we read
books of this nature, when we see these types of bar, how are we to treat them?
Call on YouTube Rockman. Cody, he will you right? And then the VR as I like to say everybody's statement can be taken and rejected. What do you do and for that reason, it's important to develop a healthy reading of what we read that to know just SubhanAllah.
You know, Sheikh was saying to take me to lie they
when he talks about the federal courts in Nigeria, and who was actually the safe SEC they those who de man was only the prophet Isaiah select to save everybody else's statement is subject to being investigated, except for the statement of profit idea. So it was today. So when you investigate a statement, there's no human being, after Muhammad ibn Abdullah Salallahu Salam the after investigating these statements that you're going to find some things that maybe agree or maybe disagree and with the, with the Sharia, so in this case, is again, the scholars differ about whether somebody can see Allah azza wa jal in dreams or not. And when you see to bustani Anyway, it's not a
and he's not he's not from the scholars that I had a sunnah. And he looked to as the same this is a item from the other map, I had a son. He's not from those types and just because somebody happened to live, you know, in the second century, the third century to fourth century just because
Somebody happened to live during that time, doesn't mean that everything that they said was was correct, even though they lived at the time of the Southern, no.
No nation has been given what this nation has been given. And that by virtue of its following its profit, and that is by virtue even
omitted and shouldn't be there. That is by virtue
of its following its profit and loss of activists.
He was the best of creation. And his guidance was the best of guidance. Through him a law made the religion easy. And through him, he unburdened his nation of many a hardship and difficulty.
Whoever obeys Him, has obeyed the law, and followed his guidance and he will in turn, love him, right.
And so the blessing or the baraka of this OMA, is by virtue of the members of this month following the way of the Prophet Isaiah salatu salam, whose way was the best guidance, if Elijah is then going to give us examples of this book, okay. So he starts to talk about how
and where does this come from? By the way?
Why is he even talking about this in the first place?
Why is he talking about the way the Prophet being the this Oma?
And it gets his baraka from following the prophesy, Selim his way was the easy way. And then here's some examples of this ease and Barack Obama that we're just talking about the quality over the quality over quantity, Okay, keep going. Let's get me closer.
through like, what
the country shows the diversity, the law, kind of like, true mercy that Allah's had on his own. All right, I don't want you to forget, in the, in the very beginning of this book, the author starts out with one Hadith, but how many different ways does he narrated?
you go back to the beginning to on the authority of Mr. Hora and to have the authority of who
I shall not be a long time and in some of the wordings
in the head that Dena use Ron This deen is easy, right? That's part of the the wording of the Hadith. And even Rogers objective in the in this book is to do what? Explain the Hadith.
And so now he's going to talk about some of this ease some of this ease, the ease of the religion.
Some examples of the ease that resulted through his Elisa that was land blessings. Is that the one who prays Asia in congregation it is that if he has played prayed half the night, and the one who prays Fudger in congregation, it is as if he has prayed the whole night timestamp there
this hadith, looking at a footnote who narrated a hottie
it's really a matter of fanbase where is it collected and why Sahih Muslim okay
in that hadith and he mentioned that the prophesy some seminal sondland Asia Fijian Africa and Nomad, Salah
Swan Lake wherever crazy Sharon demise is free half the night over previous fudging and Giovanni says if he's prayed the entire night.
So does that mean that's a lot of Fajr that the reward for praying so lots of fun? Jamar is twice the reward for praying so lots of Aisha and Gemma
I have How would you come to a conclusion yeah
so if you pray shed and that's half the night and if you pray for budget and that's the other half of the night so praying them together is like praying before night. That's That's what you say.
So with the promise that in this hadith
How will we come to a conclusion?
Open up a shatter. Okay, say Gemorah total. That's what I really want you to get it. So
manlam yazma total Hadith let me have him if you don't gather the various narrations of the Hadith and you want to understand it.
Alright, so when you get when you gather the narrations of the Hadith, and you come across the the narration of a Tirmidhi
Rahim Mahalo to add it says that the prophet Elijah was salam said, Whoever prays he shot.
It feeds your man who can demand communist for labor as if he's pretty half the night. And whoever prays he shot and Fajr and Jim Africa and the man calm and Lena cool.
So have a praise, a shot and budget and Javon says if he's prayed the entire night. Alright, so from there we need the best understanding of this is that
any reshares half the night and budget is half the night
from from gathering the total, even though somebody already met. So whenever they go on and they explain why fidget is actually any more rewarding Phrygian ninja, Maya is more rewarding to select generation and there is no doubt that selected fidget is better than the size of Asia. It's no doubt about that. And we'll come across some of that as we go along. Now,
hence, the night prayer is required. Let me let me ask you something. Why do you think he's talking about?
Why do you think he's taught showing us? Some of the things that are easy it? I say easy, but it ain't that easy to do?
I think it's gonna
make it difficult.
Yeah, because he's talking about the seat. So because this whole chapter, he's dealing with consistency, right? And normally, things that you find easy to do or easier, right? You'll be more likely to be consistent with those things that you find easier to do. Right? And then on top of that, if you note, a great reward that Allah's pants out of has attached to these things, then you're more likely to do them. And then not that difficult. Now, does it mean like right now when so like Tinder, he says, 1015 at night so lots of prejudice 355 in the morning? Does it mean that it's just easy to do? No, it's gonna be seasons where it's easier seasons where it's more liveable.
Right. But if you develop the consistency, develop that habit, then be in the lady to add a custom caster to blue with the privatized moderation, moderation, you're gonna reach a destination with the law, right? So look to those things. And this is Elijah was telling us, hey, look, pay attention to these things. Do this, make sure you do that. So we shouldn't just be reading these things for the sake of reading them. But for learning, okay, I need to implement need to implement this is the journey to a loss.
And instead of going and doing a whole bunch of other things, right, that may or may not even be legislated. Do these things here that the province is legislated and where you can get a lot of reward from Allah subhanaw taala for nine
hence, the nitrates recorded for him while he's sliced asleep on his bed and more so if he goes to sleep in the state of purity and remains in the remembrance of Allah until his eyes close, look at that. Even though he's sweeping his bed, up to blow paneling. And it's been written for him that he prayed that night. Why? Because he prayed. He shined demand he prayed, fudging and Jamar Okay, enema calm and Lena cola slightly prayed the entire night. It's been written even though he's the whole what? Sleep you know he's sleep right now. It doesn't mean shouldn't pray during the night as we'll cover five and then he talks about
the importance of of going to bed upon
in a state of a state of purity. The prophesy Salam said in a hadith of a Brahmin as you can go back salable Hardy the 247, Hadith, sizeable hearty you should add that there because I don't think it's in the footnotes. I don't remember it being long.
What's the what's the one in footnote
30 for a learner 247 But Ivan as was to say
have either Burano ha either a tater mob Jack he said that the rosary seldom said to him either a tater muntjac and if you go you're going to lay down and sleep futsal what not we'll do a cat masala make will do as you work for your for your Salah some of the Roma they mentioned that you want to make a a full do like you would do for your prayer. Were as opposed to Fifi I mean sometimes a person might just I don't even want to order because they want to read the Quran for example so you just do one time instead of like three times like they would do for the Salah and it's all too hard at the end of the day. But so what they will do okay the Salah from today I should get an amen and
then lay down on your right side through McCole Allah muslim to what did he take to the end of the DUA. So lay down your right side and then say oh live submitted my
In phase two you will feel what to me the lake and I have
resigned my affairs to you to the end there is a somewhat of a long guy
whoever fast three months three days of every month if he has fast, fast the whole month why is that?
Because each day
every good deed that he does is multiply 10 times or more right so three days is as if he is fast it 30 days even though he's eating even though he's eating so it's kinda masala DA is like you fast the entire month and whoever fast the entire month every month then it says if he has fasted his entire life now will cardio Muslim Now hence hence He's regarded to be fasting the remaining days of the month in the record of Allah even though he's eating and the one who was eating and grateful has to be brought up the one who was patiently fasting alive.
whoever and what does that show you shows you the power of intention and the power of the actions of the heart. Now whoever has the intention of waking up to pray by night, but it's overcome by sleep, we'll have the B word of the night prayer recorded for him and that sleep of is would be a charity from Allah. But of course that's a person can't just do that every single night like yeah, the intention you know for a year straight and he never gets up. Right but yeah, I need a person who has a normal habit they worship Allah's pants out at night and then you know occasionally
they intended to get up but it didn't you know, it didn't work that inshallah they get with the nomadic family and man or everybody will have that was staying tend to be the nighttime
apple.or dot mediolateral and said excellent indeed is the sleep of the intelligent person.
And they're breaking of the fast look, look at the abstract outstripped the night vigil. And the fasting of the obtuse
was on twos meeting.
People are thick can't really
do we say that in American English thick? Louisa? Yeah. I thought that was British. Specific.
It's hard to get through. It's just another it's a form of it's it's a nice way to say stupid shake. Yes. Okay.
So, I would love that is again, he's he's, he's comparing the intelligent, right? But but but here.
Intelligent doesn't just mean somebody who's like,
you know, like you would describe as being a genius or something like that.
What he's talking about is the people who have learned how to correct intentions. Milo's pantallas leave, right. So these are people who, when, how, how could it be possible but that they sleep, but they outdo the person who's, who stayed awake, how's that even possible?
By the intention, right. So with some of the mentioned, for example, let's just say somebody praised praise the beginning of the night, and they pray for rock acts, and they're tired and they go to sleep. And the intention is to wake up before slots and fidget by, you know, half hour, and they gotta pray somewhere. And then they don't actually wake up until the advantage but it's still written for them that they that they prayed. Right.
So because of the intentions, the intentions turn, normal things that they would normally do in tanks or a bed, which is why my little the loads are there. I know he said in the accessible no multicam acts act as you will call me and I seek reward in my sleep. That the way that I seek reward by being awake and worshiping alive pm
because my sleep and again
these things it takes time. And it takes practice takes reminders. Right don't just go to bed because you're asleep because you're sleeping but go to bed because you want to wake up and worship Allah Subhana Allah you know with some level of vigor. I want to be
on a bed now. Not not just because I'm dead tired, worked hard all day I did this I did that. I'm going to bed because I want to wake up and worship philosophy. It's a totally different edges and you sleep and all it is is what tension is intention is not you actually, there's nothing physically different about that sleep and that sleep
But the intention is different like that
I don't think that it will logic wrote that like that
doesn't just just as a as a side note
you never put top on it before yeah because number one because Akamas book is more
prestigious and number two crew chronologically a Tobon it was a Muhammad died and 241 and toppled it was over sent over a century later 360 If I'm not mistaken
for vehicle mount microRNA yeah I don't I don't have it so yeah
yeah, so that's from the Mohawk I guess. As well as your I would never expect for him to say you're a wild tuber. Ronnie. You are the same way you wouldn't say it was narrated by termI the end blowhard
never did it hearty and then tournament.
Okay. You had a question? Well, Doctor,
Doctor, Doctor oddly pointed that out. He said you can check it out by reading it because there he will always put in and I think that there's a different reason why I've been confused to do that. And that's because of him because he Rahmatullah it. It says if he memorized the Musetta remember it so it because he it would actually mention the rewire? I bet even if it was in Bukhari and Muslim. Yeah. But that's for a different reason. Okay.
now, someone said, someone said many other ones seeking forgiveness, but their lot is anger. And many other ones were silent. Their lat is mercy. The first six forgiveness Yes, his heart remains the heart of a rebellious center. So you just saying stuck for the load is tongue. Right, but his heart is not as hard as not into it.
And the second remain silent, but his heart is engrossed with grace and the remembrance of Allah Subhanallah with the ad S, which is why you may see someone's handle on your tongue is not moving but their eyes, you know, are what a crime because their hearts gauged in remembrance of Allah.
Another said, the issue is not about praying by night rather, the issue is, is of one who sleeps on his bed, but awakes having outstripped vanguard in this regard, it has been said
What have I to do with your faltering journey? Walk With Ease and at the fore will you be Monday me miss me so unique in modern learning in terms of the way in which he will avoid
any another words that a person may
may may may walk, met him as a person who walks consistently may be the one who, who runs inconsistently. The Tortoise and the Hare type
keep going with
chapter four, absolutely. The meaning of the beginning of the day, the end of the day, and a portion of the latter part of the night. Alright, so now, we've talked about different principles that we should have bad to
abide by. We've talked about
moderation, doing things in moderation, looking for the ease and the shootie and implementing that. Now, the author wants us to learn what's the best time so we talked about the best deeds, right? Which I want those done most consistently, even if they are few, and it is the issue of the heart, not just that you're doing a whole lot of thing. What about the best times to worship Allah subhanaw taala that's what he's going to talk about here. His sal Allahu Allah, He was telling saying, journey to Allah in the beginning of the day, the end of the day, and a portion of the latter part of the night has the meaning of his alley. So that was the Lamb saying in other narrations seek and
seek out up in this by journaling to Allah at the beginning of the day, at the end of the day, and a portion of the latter part of the night. Alright, so the words in Arabic art, I love God the one on Rohan and ghulja.
Aloha, wondered row hat and Adonijah know
the meaning of this is that these three periods are times of journey into a law through performing actions of obedience. Right, right. Right, right. So these three times are super important. Aloha hardware, which is the beginning of the day of row half, just the end of the day at donnager, which is that latter portion
And the night that according to what Roger was mentioning there, because the dolger
I'll just throw it out there, but we're not going to get into that, for our purposes of discussion. And he's some of the some of the
mentioned that dolger is the early part of the night, but it seems that even Rogers position is stronger will love Lana. Now
these, the meaning of this is that these three periods are times of journeying to a law through performing actions of obedience. These are the end of the night the bidding beginning of the day in the end of the day, a loss of exalted disease to panelizer has mentioned these times and his sayings, when it when he says, What could this will not be a book written? Well sila woman, a lady first you didn't know who was a bit who Leyland are we? So again, now with the author is going to do as mentioned several passages from the Quran that emphasize these times. So that to show that these times are not just mentioned in this hadith of the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa salaam, but that they
are mentioned by Allah azza wa jal himself in the Quran.
The translation of those two verses remember the name of thy Lord at morning and evening and worship Him a portion of the night and glorify Him through the life live long night was submitted by law college and it was a bit behind the cover to Lewisham see what Kabbalah guru we had a woman and a lady was a bit, well put off and heard Elon, look at some bomb and glorify your Lord all the while praising him before the rising of the sun and before the going down thereof, and glorify him some hours of the night and at the two ends of the day that you may be well pleased. It seems like this is Yusuf Ali's early translation.
Call it to Allah with some baby hummed Arabic a couple of total and some say we'll cover a little robot woman a lady for some better way to do that and glorify your Lord all the while praising him before the rising of the sun and before it's setting and in the nighttime glorify Him. And after the prescribed prostrations. Notice here was what is gonna be right remember the name was sub beer, right? Just be like
well that could allow to add a difficulty tolerating the half in worthy because here we get a call to you to add your ladina ammonoids Cool Allah the Quran Kathy Allah was a behold booklets on while sila call it ad was still here
now we're still really them because a baby hamdulillah bring a bill actually you will have a cow call it to Allah what I told the ladies they have their own little bomba daddy when actually you don't know what you call it and if you think it is Iconia, I think it's Sudan for Oh had evaded him, and said, Behold, but Kurata what else why she will call it to Adam some bit actually will ever call from all of them together. The next translation, Allah the Most High mentioned the remembrance of him at the two ends of the day in numerous places in his book such as the translation which reads, Oh, you who believe remember Allah with much men remembrance
and glorify Him morning and evening. The next and ask forgiveness for your sin and glorify your Lord all the while praising him at the Fall of Night, and then the early hours. And then another verse of the Quran repelled that those call upon the Lord at morning and evening seeking his face. He said concerning the amendments of zakat, Iya alayhi salam, and signified to them glorified your Lord at morning and Fall of Night. And then the last passage from the Quran translated as and glorify him at the fall of the night and in the early hours. Yeah, subhanAllah so
not to belabor the issue, but I really do think it's important for us to make the connection here. The prophet Isaiah select with Sadam is talking about what journey
the journey to Allah has, has had, which is a spiritual journey, but he's comparing it to to a physical journey. Alright.
When is the best time to make that make a journey from one place to another place?
Why you say tonight
it's calm is going to talk about that in a minute. Has anybody here ever driven a truck like for living trucker
when you'd like to trail
most truck is scheduled. Okay. Well,
most truckers like travel at night or or at the very beginning like they'd like to get a nice portion in at that real early time of the day. That's then hudway Right. They
Got three o'clock in the morning? Which is really night by the way, is that the morning? Technically that's not the morning, but but they like to go out then they cut a nice portion of the a travel during that time that's that that's the Ludwig Rojas is later on in the evening with Dodgers. You know, we give them that real nice night portion. All right now, that's even until today. But if you think about if you think about the immediate audience of the Prophet alayhi, salaatu, Sudan? Are they traveling with air conditioners and trucks and all this type of stuff?
What are they traveling on? Camels, right? Tell you when's the best time to travel at Georgia.
You got to kill the animal. It's too high. So the best time for them to travel was actually in that early morning period before the sun got too high. Right? In the latter part of the day, right. So you talked about after Ossip time when the sun is actually
going down. So they traveled in and then during the night.
Those are the best times to travel when the prophet Isaiah said I have to sit in is describing this journey to Allah Subhana Allah drawing in an exact parallel, right? For the immediate audience that he's talking to showing them that similarly, that worship of Allah subhana Tada, you want to journey to Allah, these are your best time is the best time to do so. Right? He's drawing that parallel inshallah as we as we go along. We'll start to see how this how this plays out.
Two minutes let's go shake let's go with that. Let's get this last fear. Out of these three times there are two which are at the beginning of the day and the end of the day, at least two times one finds both obligatory and optional actions to do the obligatory actions are the prayers of budget and awesome and these two are the best prayers of the five daily prayers these are the prayers prayed at the two cool periods and hooves and whoever preserves these two prayers shot into paradise right the prophesy someone said masala Omen half of the album dang the halogen and whoever preserves consistently performs the bottom Dane right which is the two cool prayers that's that's legit. And
also well into paradise. Now. It is said it is said about both these prayers that they are the middle middle pray the middle prayers so lots of Mustafa is salata, Lhasa, and that's allotted failure. Now, as for the optional D then it is to remember law after the fudgy prayer until the sun rises and after I surf until the sunrise, I said the sunset. There are many texts concerning the excellence of this. Okay, so we'll stop there in shallow title but I'll and we'll come back and we'll start here, again, out of the three times, right out of the three times that I've mentioned, I'll have one row with dolger. The two that are at the end of the day, and the beginning of the day.
They're both obligatory acts prescribed Fajr and also and voluntary optional acts that are prescribed specifically the vicar of ALLAH SubhanA who were to add it so we're going to talk Inshallah, next time, about the importance of as calm as Subak when mircette and he making the specific do as indicates that the prophet Isaiah Salatu was Sudan was making the morning in the evening of any diets. I will wrap up this book in the next to the next two readings in the Lehi, China Willow time and Adam Subhanak alone how to consolidate Amen stuck with whatever they call it.