al-Raghib al-Isfahani #25 – Three Types of People

Tom Facchine


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So a lot of us are honey, he's telling us that there's this epic struggle going on inside of ourselves the intellect on one side and desire on the other side, and they're both vying for control of the soul, or they're both vying for influence over the soul. And so he says that, remember that, you know, the Prophet alayhi salatu salam told us that the greatest jihad is against this desire, this these appetites, this attachment, and he says that there's if you're talking about what's the level of success that people have against fighting their desires, and there's kind of three different types of people, right, so there's one type of person who they're completely controlled by

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their desires, right. And he mentioned the aisle coriana thought it made it tougher, the ILA Hoo, hoo, ha, ha, right. Have you seen the kind of person who takes their desires as their God? This is the kind of person who is just, this is what I want to do. I feel like this, this makes me happy. Don't tell me anything I have no, that person has no concern about what Allah wants, because it's all about that. Right? So this is one type of person. The next type of person is someone who's in between the two, right? Somebody who is, you know, sometimes they win, sometimes they lose, sometimes they lead and this is most of us. Sometimes the bad advisor gets control that desire

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overcomes us. And then sometimes we listen to the intellect and we try to bring ourselves back and we try to fix ourselves. And then the last type of person and this is a rare person, but obviously the best is somebody who is in control of their desire, somebody who has mastered it, and Allah subhanaw taala says, Well, I'm a medical off and I'm not Obi Wan and Neff, Sanyal. Hello, right, that kind of person who fears the coming standing in front of his or her Lord, and is able to prevent and prohibit himself from his desires. This is the kind of person and so what audible also He wants us to realize is that the desires are in us, right? We can't use the devil as a scapegoat.

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We can't just say, well, oh, it's all just about, you know, this West West and the devil got the better of me, what's the whole point then of fixing ourselves or otherwise for how he wants us to understand that the desire is in you, and it's your job, to train yourself to be able to manage it and to control it and to discipline right because if nothing were already in you, then the suggestions of the shaytaan wouldn't do anything but the shaytaan suggest things and you have that point of desire inside of you that wants to be convinced and that's when it's dangerous. That's when you listen to it. That's when you go and you do something bad. So what all of us so he says you're

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not going to be able to control the devil. There's nothing you're going to do about it. Control yourself. Fix your desire, train your desire, discipline, your desire, and you're going to find that you are now in a position where this whole project of bettering yourself and becoming successor and a steward of the creation is going to be possible