Channel: Tahir Wyatt
Series: Tahir Wyatt - Ubudiyyah
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Pacino's sejahtera Melina Allah, Allah Allah Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah. Chateau La ilaha illallah wa the hula sharika was shadow Anna Mohammed Abu Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa ala alihi wa sahbihi wa seldom at the Sleeman kathira nila Dean.
Bad. Okay. Where did we leave off? Who remembers? No, no, no, no. We definitely got past there well hamdulillah No, we don't pay 61 I'm not talking about I'm talking about idea wise with what did we finish with?
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Yes, the person who said that we left off with shaker the salmon Tamia Rahim, Allahu taala, emphasizing the point that there is no station that a person can reach that is higher than a logo. Do.
You remember that?
So he started again to bring back the proofs that show that there is no level that you can get to that is higher than the level of servitude, the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala that is the goal that everyone should aspire to. And that you can't get any higher than that. That's where we left off. Do you remember that?
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And read the part in bold that's the subtitle from the from the author. What does it say? I mean from the translator wasn't say over there is the route to perfection. You remember that now? And we started talking about how a person becomes more complete through this servitude through the worship of Allah hands at it and then the author shake with Sam.
It is on Yes. The author's shake was Sam and Tamia. Rahim, Allah tada brings back some of the same idea that he mentioned in the beginning of the book, to show where Allah subhanho wa Taala has highlighted this point in the Quran and that is
I was saying I can hear upstairs.
slides are coming. I don't know I don't know what to do about hearing shall have a J. Switch fish, Michael.
Okay, shallow. Hopefully this does the trick with the law. All right. So, to repeat to recap, we left off where that the roots of perfection is through the that a person reaches completion through their worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that Eliza gel has mentioned this throughout the Quran. And it's important for you to understand this point, because you're not going to see how the author got to where he got to where we started today, without knowing where the bridge is. All right. So I hope that point is clear.
We're going to start off by asking some questions inshallah so that you can get your juices flowing. Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim.
I don't want you to read the question and see what's our Where's your mic? Say?
Hello. We're gonna have somebody else. Read.
Sydney read the first question.
Right? Not gonna give him the mic.
varying degrees. What about shirt? Can a person commit?
Okay, so we're looking at now a little budimir. And we want to know, is this obaldia different levels? Or is it all the same? And what about shark a shark all the same? And can a person for example commit should can they don't even realize that they commit a shark? Okay, and provide evidence for that answer. Type number two shape the best.
Okay. There's evidence that shows that true servitude is the servitude of the heart. A person's hands may be in shackles,
but as hard as free
and a person may have the freedom to move. Right. But what their heart is
controlled by something, and therefore they're not really free. Now, number three, and what is that? What's What proof? What is it? What proof is there for that? Number three.
All right, so these are three main ideas. And this is the level, this is the order that they're going to go. And we're going to start off with
being of various levels, and also talking about how should because the various levels, and then we'll go into what real udia constitutes, and that it is directly related to where the heart or what the heart is attached to. And then we'll finish off by talking about the issue of asking other than Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah to Allah help and he asking the creation or created beings starting pay 61
different different levels of event.
Now, if the above is clear, that is different levels of math.
Yes, then it is obvious that people will differ greatly in this regard, that is individuality of events, does, they need to be divided into two types rank and file, the end as the general and the costs? And the relationship of a lot of different people will differ accordingly,
all right. If the above clear, what is the above
law, different levels of demand? She was saying didn't say that. That's the that's the translator put that there different levels are the man.
If the above is clear, well, like we got to learn how to read. Aquinas says you have to learn how to read it's not it's not okay. To continue on a path where you're spoon fed.
As a Muslim, you have an obligation Yes, come to class learn. But you have to do your part and increasing your literacy as a Muslim. And we talked about this on several occasions, know where the pronouns go back to.
If the above is clear, know what the opposite of what is the above
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la, la la rue de la rue de
la he didn't say anything about over the a billion different levels.
That the route to perfection is
an eau de.
Now, that you're that the route that the way that you get to being a complete human being, that the way you become a better servant of Allah subhanaw taala is through your servitude to him. If that is clear, we got that that's what he that was what was above. That's what we just said. If the above is clear, meaning that right
That just servitude is the way to perfection to completeness as a human being then it is obvious that people would differ greatly in this regard. That is, and the reality of Amen. Now how did we get from A to D to E man quite once you think put your thinking caps on how did we get from A to D to him say that are
that they are different in terms of their amen
Are your actions
phase and don't do flop.
A man is on your limbs and your
song in your heart. Okay, let's keep going.
All right, I'm gonna help you out shala the Prophet sallallahu wasallam said that he man is 70 some odd parts. Okay, everybody so far? What's the highest level? nightlight Allah tell you? Is there a difference between La ilaha illa Allah and an obeah?
No, no. So what's the highest level of Eman
and udia me we using different terminology is there demonstrate
which is servitude to allows fans out and you testifying to lay law that allows the only one that deserves to be worshipped. It's no difference. So de la la la la are synonymous.
So if we say that the way to completion is your completion of La ilaha illAllah you truly implementing the requirements of La la la la, and this is where we are right now. Which is, as he says and then NASA to follow the lunar he had it about to fall down and I
think it's an email it is there. It is the way that they vary in the reality of a man so a man has different levels. And within the parts of a man there are different levels. So a person's actualization if you will, of law, the law is going to be different from person to person.
A person who has completed their toe heat will not have any parts of Schick.
Okay, complete total heat negates the presence of shirt and its branches. Whereas a person may have the muscle have to heat they have enough to get them into the fold of Islam. Okay, but they are a shoe lab, miniature abishek they are parts and branches from the branches that remain in their hearts
even though they are Muslim. So a Muslim may have may have a branch or parts of shirk still remaining with them even though they're not a Muslim.
Just like a mushrik may have some emotion but it doesn't make them mean it doesn't make the moment
think about the mission the key when they go what when they get on that boat and the waves start coming hard. Rocky booval Folk Tao will love how how did they call upon a law along with somebody mostly see the law said that they were what mostly seen the level D they make the dean purely for law
with a Muslim yeah the fact that they called upon a law the fact that which is a shoe add me Sure I believe men do ah it's a part of men and they didn't do it for anybody else they did is solely for love they make a Muslim
so just like a mushrik may have some Amen, but not enough to bring them into the fold of Islam. A Muslim a believer a Muslim may have may have a slit to heat they have the what is needed for the foundations of toe heat but they haven't completed that elite and therefore there are some branches of ship. And so this is what shaker this name is talking about his we get to now notice that yes, idea that servitude to a lot. That's the highest level you can get. But Odia has degrees, okay and so how a person aspires
To get to the top level is what is important.
And Allah subhanaw taala has
throughout the Quran me there are several indications of that. And in general the believers are of three levels in general and then is levels within those levels. Anybody know what those three levels are? Anybody was here for salata mother
she can even read it in Salah.
Right? The first one is volleyball enough see the one who wants himself? The second one is?
The second one is He who takes a middle course democracy.
And the third one is the one who is foremost in doing good savvy corner.
So maharatna keytab alladhina, Stefania, minibatch bed in a minimum Guardian, when enough see women no matassa don't want me gnome savvy, will hire it be it Neela be in the law, right. So there is the one who has wronged himself. Meaning that what he either does things that a law has prohibited, or he leaves off things that Allah has obligated and those who are not the same. By the way, leaving off for the law is obligated is even worse in terms of a category. The matassa does what
the one who does what he's supposed to do, a leaves off what he's supposed to leave off.
And the Sabbath will highlight and he's the one who strives and is foremost in doing good is the one who adds on to what Allah subhanaw taala has obligated, and he does those things that are beloved to Allah Subhana Allah from the recommended these, and he not only leaves off the heroin, but he also leaves off those things that are
frowned upon in Islam. All right, and again, those are going to be of
each one of those three broad categories as categories within it. All right.
And notice that Allah subhanaw taala, said, servicon Bill hierachy be even in there, that the one who is foremost in doing good what, by laws permission so that nobody thinks that they are doing this extra good because of or they get pride that they have pride because it will become hard. That is because Allah Subhana Allah has decreed it for five, just to show that alodia is levels and we said a little bit he is the dean because Dean and he Bader are what? synonymous. So first thing we took in the beginning of the book, we talked about the definitions that they use interchangeably. A Dinelli bed is now
levels of laws messenger. And so that was the man said, while I was sleeping, I saw in a dream, some people wearing shirts, some are only covering their chest, while others were even shorter than that. So so so they had on shirts, some were only to hear to their chest. And others the shirts were even higher than that. They just got it over their head, but it's not going down any further. Then I saw
a loved one who was wearing a shirt that was that he was dragging that people asked how did you interpret that? Yeah, laws messenger. So the law right there he was selling the Prophet la select. westlab replied, It is the religion Buhari on the authority to Appleseed. Absolutely.
So there we have the private it is salatu salam clearly showing that what a deem is different levels.
Even amongst, even amongst the campaign's themselves about the alarm data at home even though I lost friends, Allah promised all of them genda.
But even amongst them, the dean wasn't the same.
The level of every bucket was beyond the rest of the campaign's the level of water, the low tide and who as you can see was beyond those who were after him.
Even those who accepted Islam before him.
It was the low tide and who was not on the level of hip hop
or the low tide. What are the Aloha Anasazi. So the point here is that thing is levels alodia is levels, right. And a person who is striving to be from the people who get the highest levels of gender cannot expect to get there and be at the lowest levels have been.
So striving in this life has its reward in the next and being lazy and
This life has its consequences. And the next will long was that.
Hate. In this alone, the issue of shirt is subtler than or subtler than the noise made by the footsteps of an ant.
Okay, okay, let's start right there, Henson, this, the issue of ship is subtler or more subtle? I'm not sure. Then the noise made by the footsteps of an ant pipe. Why? or How did we get from the previous paragraph to this paragraph? Put your thinking caps on you. Because in order to follow thoughts in order to follow what's written you have to be able to make connections.
So just as their levels of Eman
their levels of shirt
which are not apparent. Well, some of them are some of them are less true some levels of [???]can are definitely not apparent.
yes, because it because I was talking about the footsteps of and and he's saying that it creeps in like that. Okay. Yeah, but
the fact that there are levels of a man with necessity tell you, but Yeah, go ahead. Go ahead. Father.
I'll keep him in Sure. I we should press but that's not
because if a person rises in the ranks of a man, then they may become proud and pride is from those
by the switch the connection? Yeah.
being slaves to other things, that is shirt for you.
Thank you. That's it right there. The reason why we're talking about shirt is because it negates your idea. So if we're talking about servitude, if we're talking about servitude, then what is going to start taking away from a person's idea is going to be its opposite, which is sure.
And so we really can't talk about as as they say will be good. To me. Usually, things become clear by knowing their opposites. We could talk about light all day right now I'll make it real easy for you. Let's turn them all off. And then everybody's like oh, okay, now I get it now I know what light is. So same thing so we want to talk about these levels of E man these levels of udia are one of the ways to make that very clear as to start going through looking at where shirt creeps in and what what are common forms of shirt that people fall into that they may not even realize. And so once we start seeing Oh wow, that's tarnishing my obedia then you then then you'll start to see how to get
to the level where you need to be in terms of email and this is why and allows fans out and those best that she could his name immediately after talking about he man being
a being of various levels he all he begins to talk about shirk being subtle and how it creeps into this. oma read this inshallah
a remark loving yourself
who said that he came to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam with Abu Bakr radiallahu and he said I would prefer I said Danny he said the Prophet Jani the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said Abu Bakar shirt is more conspicuous than the movement of ants. I'm above
his shirt something besides associating a deity with a law and in other words, in other words, and just understand this from its apparent meaning, that why would we consider a shirt to be something that is in conspicuous or subtle right when
I think chemo this way to just occasional circular
So, why would we consider something to be what what is so subtle about sure when we're talking about the worship of other than Allah Subhana Allah which usually is going to have what outward manifestation somebody, especially during the time of the when paganism was was clear. So we're talking about people who are
Literally prostrating to
items that are in front of them. Right? This is something that's, that's clear. So is it shirt something besides associating a deity with a lot the prophecy? Some say?
The Prophet was lamb sent by him and whose hand is my life? shirt is more subtle than the movement of eggs, shall I not teach you something which, if you say, will eliminate the minor and the major of it polytheism Can you say, Oh Allah, I seek refuge in You, lest I associate anything with you while I know. And I seek your forgiveness with that, which I do and I don't know, for which I do not know. No.
Color Aloma in yellow the weekend oshika Beco and Ireland was stopped
by them. And this do I there's some weakness in this in the chain of narration, but many of our human losses, how do you say it's an edible movement, which is a book that was a book of Heidi Bailey memorable, hearty, but not to the same standard he didn't hold themselves to the same standard in that book that he did and Sahil bohart In any event, this is a great drive for a Muslim to memorize and we should say it frequently Aloma in the weekend oceanica Vika and Allah, all I seek refuge in You from committing shirt with you. While I know like knowing the committing shirt with you what a stone feudal the man and I seek your forgiveness for that which I don't know. Which means
that a person may do what may commit shirk and they don't even realize they don't even realize it. For this two hours are being done and I hope that you all take the time to memorize a llama in the beaker and oceanica beaker and Adam Allah I seek refuge in You from knowingly committing shirk with you was still fuuka the meta Adam and I seek your forgiveness for that which I do not know.
According the heart becomes a slave to what is attached to that which is attached
accordingly, according to a sahadi
right, right where you start.
Okay, according to Asahi Headey the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa Salaam said, Richard is the slave of the direction and the slave of the Noah and the slave of bellmunt. And brocade, is doomed to failure, if he is afflicted with authority may not be able to remove it, if he is given his content, but if he is not given, he becomes angry. The Prophet alayhi wasalam said describes such a person as being a slave of the dealer and dinar and the Delta in a brocade and said that he is doomed to failure. He also prayed that if such a person were pricked by a minor affliction, it that should not it should say a minor affliction should just leave it as it is which is pricked by a thorn, he would
not be able to remove it. Now, this is the situation of a person who may be afflicted by calamity, but is not able to overcome it because he is doomed to failure. So he can neither achieve this aim nor rid himself of the thing he hates. This is the situation of one with a slave to wealth and material possessions who is described as being contented when he's given something but an angry when it is withheld. Okay, I'm gonna I'm gonna ask you to read that again. But let's let's take a look at this hadith.
The prophet SAW the light it was send them they said wretched the prophets I send them said Ty, he said, I do Dina and Tyson means HELOC Fannie Mae he perish Okay, may he be destroyed? And we know that the Prophet is allowed to sue them was the rock material Allah mean he was sent as a mercy to mankind. It's not common in the language of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam so So similarly, you know how when you see somebody you've never seen them get angry before they're usually very mild tempered and you see them get angry.
Doesn't that mean something to you? It means something because that's not normally how they are something must have been really bad to get them to to that level. And the profit idea is selected was sent him here. This is not his normal speech.
Ties at dinner. So the prophets of light it was sent him a saying perish, the slave of the dinar of the direction of the Khalifa and the Khalifa is what
You sit on. So I mean, I don't. It says here velvet. It's it is a type of material but in other words, what a person sits on they actually become a slave to their couch.
Or their camisa, which is the garment will eventually tougher than he could. But the garment of taqwa to adorn oneself with taqwa of Allah subhanaw taala is better than anything that a person is going to put on, you know physically put on their body. So here the Prophet it is select was Sadam is showing that a person may become a slave. And how does a person become a slave to these things and shake was explained a little bit, a little bit afterwards, a person becomes a slave because their their mind is preoccupied with these things. So they become a slave of the dinar, which is the gold currency, the dyrham, which is silver currency, they become a slave to $1, or whatever it might
be. They become a slave to this thing, because their whole life revolves around getting wealth
is the it's all about wealth. That's the whole life. They wake up on it, they go to sleep on it, they dream about it. That's all they talk about. When they get together with their friends, everything is about how to make more money. How not to lose money. How how I mean,
this becomes the total preoccupation and they are willing to disobey Allah subhana wa tada for money.
So what rebels Hara so
we live in America? And it's how you make money here. In America. It's how you make money. Not not a not $1 ganja situation a person is just, you know, out on the streets. That's the only way to survive or whatever this is no, this is how you make money in America.
And the laws of affordable hate right? laws most forgiving, Most Merciful, do you? So this person now is doing what? Because their heart is so attached to wealth, then I say they're ready to throw away whatever relationship they have with a loss fantana because that is more important to them. Or, or the cultiva what they sit on what they ride
their camels, their Lexus's or whatever else it might be any whatever form of material well, but it's crazy because you own that thing. But it actually and actually owns you. Or l camisa.
Which is the garment a person all they think about is what they going to wear hiding underwear.
The newest this to follow the latest trends spent two hours in the mirror this because that is what is important to them is nothing. Yes, yeah.
That's exactly what he's saying.
So a person does what they they're what what motivates them is not the pleasure of a loss of anxiety. That's not a motivating. That's not the motivating factor for them. One of these things, the dunya becomes what motivates them. It's what makes them push on the gas or pump the brakes.
That's that's their engine.
And it's their transmission,
go and drive or reverse dunia if he is given.
And he is pleased. If he gets that, that whatever his aim is, then that's what makes him happy. Doesn't matter whether he misses a lot for it. That's what makes him happy.
And if he doesn't get it, then he is upset. He's upset. This is what his rebar and his soft are for.
This is what makes or breaks him. And so our profit I think alayhi salaatu wa snam called this person A what? And
who is he talking about here? Kaffirs.
He's talking about people who claim Islam.
This is this is who this is initially talking about. People who claim Islam but that's how they life works. So, the alarm clock is not set for selective pressure.
alarm clock is set for work
translation of what a law says. And among them are many slander you need the Manasa t
among them, remember
When you read know what your pronouns go back to, and among them Yanni among them on F 18. The hypocrites in the matter of the distribution of arms, if they are given part thereof, they are pleased. But if not, indeed, behold, they are indignant. Neither pleasure nor their anger is for the sake of the law read that again neither, neither their pleasure, nor their anger is for the sake of a law, which which means what? That unbelievers pleasure is in what pleases a lot. Well I can allow her head Baba Lakeman, amen, was a Yana houfy kulu become, allow me Eman, beloved to you and he made it beautiful in your hearts. He made that something that you love.
You love a man and it's manifesting
Lake Como kofler wonderful so coalition, these things become the tested to you this belief and
major and minor since now.
The purpose of lighting the love that's moderate is for people, active heavy burqa honan men I say in your Kunal Elisa, Yeoman, I love the one who you love moderately, because he may be someone you do not like one day, but when it comes to sunlight, we don't love sunlight moderately, we don't love a lot out of modernity, we don't go to extremes. And
because an extreme in anything is going to automatically lead to a deficiency in its opposite, which is necessary. So if you go to an extreme, and hope in Allah is going to lead to
deficiency and your fear of a loss.
Even even those have to be balanced. Okay? Now,
former slaves to the desire. Now, this is also the situation of a man was attached to a position of leadership, or to a beautiful image, or any other kind of desire. So just so that just today, we know here when, when shaker, this name is talking about a sewer. He's talking about images. He's talking also not just about, for example, a painting, he's talking about something that you look at that now, yes, creates this image in your mind that you can't get rid of you are in love with the idea of something
or any other kind of desire. If he gets what he wants, he is happy. But if he does not achieve that he becomes angry. So he is a slave to whatever it is that he desires, because enslavement is essentially the enslavement of the heart. Whatever the heart is enthralled by is the thing of which the heart is a slave. Okay, so that translation is a little because enslavement is essentially the enslavement of the heart servitude, as Jake was saying, says, a writ coup de fille haqiqa, who were recalled kalbi, were over the age of this statement right here. All right, so we talked about real servitude and subjugation.
That is the heart. That is the Odia and the subjugation of the heart, whatever the hardest, is attached to leadership, how many people kill people so that they can be the leader.
They take a person's life, or 1000s of people's lives that are lost hands out, it has made sacred, for what leadership?
If that's not over the year, then what is this person is really willing to literally take the lives of a lot of servants so that they can be in a position of leadership that is attached.
And their heart is so attached to power and leadership, that they're willing to do anything.
Anything because there's really nothing more What more can you do to kill 1000s of people?
Oh, seriously. So person is willing to do anything to reach that level. And so this actually is, is slavery, the heart becomes a slave class questions finished till the end of the lesson shall.
So, of course, so that's way less destroying device character and killing 1000 people. Okay, I'm saying people are willing to kill people. maligning somebody's character lying about them slandering us. That's way less than actually killing people. So the point is that what
Now that this person's heart has become so attached to leadership that they're willing to do anything. Now, people from the outside will look at that. And believe that this is a show of strength.
they admire, he comes in, he did what
an order he put a stake in the ground, he killed everything. That is weakness, because his heart is so attached to that thing, that he is willing to do anything for it. And that is why certain agencies around the world when they want to get somebody to work for them.
They look for their wife, they look for their weakness, one of three things, which is money, women power,
and they call it what a weakness. They're going to exploit that weakness is a weakness when a person's heart is attached to Allah subhana wa tada and Allah alone, and that's what moves them. They're not going to do anything, is displeasing to Allah Subhana Allah and there's nothing. They can't there's not how can they exploit that person?
He can't, because he doesn't have any weaknesses in that sense.
But we have to, we have to be able to what recognize that turn the tables, because a lot of times we think of those things as strengths
as weakness, because the heart is enslaved to those things. Now.
For this reason, the poet's said, the slave is free, so long as he's content and the female is a slave. So as long as
I follow my reading and reading,
this is some real hikma right here.
The slave is free, so long as he is content listen to that. A slave, a real slave, he belongs to somebody, slavery was a real thing
is owned by another man. He is free. As long as he's content.
As long as he is content. He has none. Because nobody can hold anything over him as hard as attached to a lost pound Dollar Man. And the free man is a slave so long as he is
a free a free man. Nobody owns him. He's free to roam the earth.
But what are you up to my wish greedy. I don't really like the translation yet. He has, he has too many aspirations he would not like isn't good aspirin. He wants things all the time. By necessarily greedy, he just needy.
He wants to he's nice. He always is looking for the next thing. He's not free. He's not free. As you'll see, look at read the next thing. I followed my desires and they enslaved me. That's what the poet said, Man, if only I had been content with my life, I will be free I will be free. Like
it is said that greed and longing are like chains around the neck and shaftless on the feet. Even if the chain is removed from the neck, the feet are still well that also that translates and not correct when when the chain is removed from the neck than the feet will will also will not be shackled. That's what it should say. So once the chain is removed from the neck, it is said that greed and longing alike chains around the neck and shackles on the feet when the chain is removed from the neck the chain removed from the neck
means that this person is no longer
the neck when that when is what determines the direction as Waterman's determines the direction so when that is free, then that which is on this feet will also be free, meaning that person is totally free. And in any event
one of the early scholars said low key Lilith Tama men a book
if it is said, Well, how would you translate tomorrow? Because I don't really have a good word for this Greek. I don't really like the Greek that's not
string desire type of thing. Is there one word?
as would you say? I like that. If it said to ambition, but it's more like a cover this type of ambition a craving. If it is said to come out who's your father? Who's your daddy stuff?
Call a Shaku filmic door.
A Shaku fill marcador meaning that
he doubts what has been decreed for him.
This is what makes a person overly ambitious.
He, he's not he doesn't really have strong Eman bill cutter, which is why you can see shapeless stamps but a lot of time in the beginning of this risala talking about cutter because cutters as even are best for the low tide and who said under the Allahumma. He said I'll cut through the warm to heat that you believe in Qatar is what keeps you to heat in order to keep still heat in order. So when a person is what, when a person doesn't really have that strong belief that what is meant to come to him is going to come to him and what was not meant for him is not going to be there. Then he starts craving things there and being overly ambitious for things that are not really meant for him.
Now it was reported that
he said greed is poverty and resignation is well resignation
Kala Rahim Allah
a Tama alpha Quran one yet so Lina. Allah yet yes. Resignation ad I don't think that works here. Yes is to despair.
To give up.
Let it go. You get you you give it up. You give it up. So he says what? Hope like that, that kind of hope that tomorrow, but that ambitious hope is what? poverty? He says this fucker. It's poverty. Why? Why do you Why do you think there's poverty? What is it? What does it mean? To be impoverished? It means to
type now have means to need.
So he says what ambitious hope is need, right? I mean, it's poverty because you always feel like you need something. What does it matter if a person eats and eats and eats and they still feel hungry?
No, seriously, what did they get out of eating?
Another person, another person eat same amount of calories and a few extra fuel.
You have to stop. They didn't eat as much as that person. So here a person who just always always needs that person is poor, no matter how much they have, because they always
want more. They always want more, they always in need of something. Right? And but then he says when you get to the man to give up hope of something is that's that's real Lena that's wealth. Then he goes on explaining.
This is something which, you know, finish renisha Okay, when greatest poverty and resignation is well, with any one of you have something independent.
When it gives up hope becomes independent of it.
Give me example, how does that work?
Okay, so but that's, that's, you're right, though. So So let's look at it from a different way now.
Right? So okay, so you, you you're trying to get a job, there's a place you have no hope that they're going to hire you maybe even throw you throw your application in it, but you have no hope that they're gonna hire you. So you're not even What? You're not even worried about whether you get hired by them or not, because you're looking elsewhere?
Not necessarily. No, no, not not, not that this isn't. This is different from me the concept of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst, this is different. This is where I don't hope for that thing in the first place. I don't have any expectations for that thing. That's how you become independent.
That's how you become independent of things. And people
say you become independent of things and people. Yeah, I don't have any expectations for them.
So if this is what's going to lead to our next part now.
This is something anyone can feel is what how does a person get to the point of elkanah where they are content and independent of expectation or they don't have any expectation? How do you get to the point of canal?
Okay, Montez, excellent. So number one
Number one and there's a number two and a number three. Number one is true he man bill Carter.
This is this is how you become content and content as the probably some said being content is real wealth. Lisa Lena katropa tilava. Having having wealth is not that you are
that you have a whole lot of possessions within the Lena Lena knifes.
So that's number one real dependence upon Allah, I find real Eman bill cutter. And then I just gave me number two which is a terracotta, terracotta, that's how you become content. Because because at this point, your your expectations and your hopes are with the one who can grant your expectations and hopes and they're not with and not with the people who are going to disappoint you are going to disappoint you. Number three,
number three haqiqa, to marry with a dunya really knowing understanding the reality of this dunya Allah gives this dunya to whom he loves and whom he does not love.
And if this dunya were to mean anything to a loss of hair without it, then those who reject faith in him would not have a drink, they wouldn't even have anything to drink. this dunya means absolutely nothing to Allah subhana wa Tada. And so I scribing for that which means nothing to a lost parents, it shows a real lack of understanding
Now, this is something which anyone can feel in his heart, when he gives up something he no longer wants, or long story, he no longer appears in need of or of the one who can help him to get it. If he longs for a hoax for something, then his heart is attached to it. And that he is in need of it. And of the one whom he thinks can be the means to this end.
Please read that again. If he longs for and hopes for something, pay attention to this, if you have the book, highlight it, put stars next to it and make sure that you understand this point now He longs for and hopes for something, then his heart is attached to it. And it feels that he is in need of it and of the one whom he thinks can lead not if he feels and he feels that he is in need of it and he feels that he is in need of it and of the one whom he thinks can be the means to this end right. So not just the thing itself, he also becomes attached to the person or the people he thinks can get him that thing
saying so Subhana Allah when the heart becomes attached to something and and listen to this, because this is very important. That type of attachment
which diverts one from the worship of Allah subhana wa tada and to me,
it diverts one from the worship of Allah subhana wa to add it or causes him to be stingy and his obligations to Allah,
then that is a form of shirk.
Then that is a form of [???]. And according to how much of that is in the heart, you will lose. its opposite in a little Buddha.
Clear. So what are we talking about here? longing for and hoping for?
So that we're very clear because the Buddha is there a god of the heart? What what are you longing for? What do you really want?
And so when you get attached to that thing, if that thing the virtue and it will depending on how much you attach to the virtue from number one, the worship of Allah fantana or or number two, it makes you stingy in fulfilling your obligations to law. What do we mean by stingy and fulfilling those obligations to Allah?
You try to cut corners.
You try to cut corners and your worship of Allah.
And you hear people ask questions all the time, because they're looking to cut corners. How can I get out of this form of worship?
How can I get out of it? How can I do the least possible you know amount, this is a this is taking a person down a very slippery slope. Now
this is in the case. This is the case in matters of wealth and power.
and beautiful images, or people, etc. So it's not just material, you know things not just wealth but also power, beautiful images being attached to the you long for you're willing to do anything you're willing to do
to get what it is that you want. That is obedia.
And that's why it's very important that we don't think of shirk simply as idol worship, going to a church and praying to a statue of a mercy
as that's, that's a form of shirt. But it is not the only form and like even though claimed by him a lot of tada stresses on several occasions, it is not conceivable that Allah subhana wa tada would send the messengers
to break the idols, that is the physical structures and leave the idols in the heart.
It's not it's not conceivable, I lost friends it was send them like that now.
tired so we've made it to
we made it halfway to what I was expecting to cover today. But inshallah, hopefully, we're going to stop because it's 850 and I've been going for an hour and if you have some questions, we can ask those questions and so you can ask those questions now, even though I say right here that you shouldn't ask the creation
that's a different kind of asking, asking for knowledge is outside of the scope of what is impermissible in terms of asking the creation so we're going to cover this part next week inshallah to Allah which is asking the creation massada to Hulk tie. Any questions about what we covered?
what we covered today
in conspicuous should
Yeah, it is coffee. In that sense. It's, it's in conspicuous, it's subtle, but a person feels it. A person feels it. It's just subtle in the sense that it does creep. It creeps in and other people may not be aware of it now.
In between being over ambitious, like
okay, yeah, yeah. Okay, fine. So, the questions that came in so the question is,
what is the difference between despair as in Selena Jani, giving up hope of things is true wealth, and a person just being apathetic, meaning they don't work for anything, they don't put them they don't put effort forward. They don't strive for things. And there's no
contradiction between you striving for something, but your heart not being attached to the outcome of that thing. So our Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said, meaning Can we meet on kawaii hi Ron, well, help will alarm in a moment of biography Colin, a strong believer is better and more beloved to a law than D. We believe it and in both of them is good. Then the prophets, a lot of us have said what is Allah may in fact, strive to do that which will bring you benefit. strive to do that, which will bring you benefit. Well, that ties in well in a sama cache.
But look through your striving, maybe what maybe you don't get what it is that you were striving for. Something happens in a samba cache. If there's any calamity that befalls you. Don't say lo me five to mecanica don't say Oh, if I would have only done such and such, then the outcome would have been such and such. Because now what you've attached the outcome to you're striving, but it's not. That's in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala but you still have to do what? You still have to strive like we're gonna cover in the Hadith the prophet SAW Selim said, Man, you're stuck with me. Unit Allah, whoever seeks to be independent, Allah will make him independent. What did you just hear
right there, whoever does what seeks now whoever wants to be independent. Now rather thinks about being in
Depending he sits in his bed and says I really want to be, whoever goes out seeks to be independent, yes doesn't mean he's trying to be independent, you'll Neela then Allah will make him be independent law will help him to get his independence to be free of need from others. And so there is no contradiction. And we don't look at that as, you know, two opposites. you strive, you put your best foot forward, but your hopes, your dreams, your expectations are not attached to what you believe should be the outcome of your striving, but instead, your heart is attached to me. Now.
I saw a hand over this way.
Like like Kamala, to tell you, in what sense.
You say like a person's love for something has gone is it has it has enslaved them, no doubt about it. And that's actually I won't get there. I use you. As we move through the book. You'll see the connections, you'll see the connections and what happens is it Yeah, it's gonna come maybe another six pages or so. We were listening to talks about how the show out of the out of the air poets in the past they used to take pride, things to take pride and calling themselves the slaves of whatever woman they were in love with.
Big Yeah, because that that show how big their love was, you know, and I said, Man, you know