Channel: Yahya Ibrahim
Series: Yahya Ibrahim - Road to Return
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There's this really cool poem that I enjoy, and it's in Arabic and allow me to translate parts of it for you. So the poet he says, A Neff su You know, you're inside inside you 10 G's into kunafa theertham. It hates the fact that you might not get everything you want everything you desire, or that you experienced poverty. When fucker, Ohio marine and nuclear, perhaps not having everything you want is better than having everything you want that allows you to transgress and feel that you have no limits whatever I want I can have at any time.
He goes on to say, Well, he knew fusi who will Kapha you know, the true enrichment, the true joy, the greatest content you will have in life is to be able to appreciate whatever you have in life to its fullest. The in Edit, if you can train yourself to be appreciative of the large and the small for Jimmy O'Malley, Daniela Korea, then everything in this world, if it was given to you, you still are going to want more Hail carnera to fall exam Ha. Learn to find peace with all conditions inside yourself. You will feel like a king lower limb taken in Laura Hill Valley? Well, Bethany, even if your kingdom is just that you have a good night's sleep and a good rest and a happy environment
around you. What's the meaning of that poem? Well, what it means to me a certain number of things. And I hope it's something that you can kind of reflect on whether you're young or old, that what are the things that we value so much. They're usually things that other people we assume value. So you want to have something not just because it's going to give you joy, but you want to be able to kind of show other people that you have it. So you're trying to live your life through other people's eyes. So if I got these pair of sneakers, or I got these new Jordan ones, by the way, I love Jordans, I got a few myself, I'm not saying don't have the nice things in life, you got to have nice
things in life, because that makes you happy as well. But that isn't the secret to happiness, meaning that if I don't have it, or if something happens to them, or I misplace them, or lose them, or I couldn't afford it at a certain period of time, it doesn't mean that I can't find joy in other things. Why? Because I'm not looking at it through other people's eyes, who I want to observe me and to judge me as being a little bit higher just because I got that thing. And that comes back to the ego and how we kind of view things in the world. We're going to talk about the ego and its place in making this susceptible or likely to fall into errors and sins. Ego is that inside feeling that you
have where you may feel jealousy, you may feel pride, how dare they say that about me, you may feel levels of anger, levels of hostility, where you may feel that other people are judging you or other people are, you know, looking at you in a way that you don't feel is right. All of those are things that relate to your ego and how you value yourself. And the value you put on yourself, one of the best things that you can do is to strip away as much of it from where you believe other people value you from. And in fact, you will see a lot of social media, for example, Instagram now you'll notice that they took off the likes before when somebody liked your photo, it'll say how many likes and
people were doing crazy things to get more and more likes, which really wasn't good for their health really wasn't good for their mental health and their ability to judge right and wrong. So Instagram and Facebook, they took that away because they knew it's self destructive, why it's making you feel happy, not because of what you're doing, but what you experience from other people. And the greatest joy that you will have is being able to enjoy from the inside out. And that's what Islam says. Islam wants us to connect to Allah subhanho wa Taala that in whatever condition we are, we have Luba with Allah. In the next session. I'm going to speak to you about being content with Allah content with
this lamb and content with our Navy Mohammed sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as our messenger