Heart Matters #21 Feeling Alone In the Path of Spirituality Ghurbah

Yasir Qadhi


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Malala hamdu lillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah, who Allah Allah, He will be here, Woman Well,

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today we're going to discuss one of the unique characteristics of those who wish to purify their hearts. Up until today we have discussed characteristics that you should inculcate you should strive for today, we're going to mention a characteristic that actually, in and of itself, it is not praiseworthy, you should not in and of itself want to have this characteristic, but you should be aware of it, and you're going to face it, and you have to learn to deal with it. It is mentioned by almost all of our scholars who talk about purifying the heart of who smile and how do we mentioned it will tolerable maki mentioned Imam Al Ghazali mentioned it, even aka UML, Josie mentioned it. And

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that is the characteristic of feeling alone and strange when you really want to worship Allah, the characteristic of isolation, you don't desire it, you don't aim for it. But the one who wishes to purify the hearts, the one who wishes to attain the highest level of Jannah you will find out very quickly that you don't have lots of people around you. And many times you have to break away from other people in society in order that you do the level of worship that you want. And this characteristic in Arabic it is called Horiba. Or to be alone to be strange to be like a traveler. And if you look at the Quran and the Sunnah, we find this concept and motif very clearly. In

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multiple verses Allah subhanho wa Taala reminds us that the majority are not an evidence for you to be following wema UK thorough Nazi well Ohara studymode meaning most of mankind even if you're eager to do so they're not going to accept Islam. We're into Terra ACARA man fell out of the EU delu cancer be the law. If you follow the majority of mankind you will find yourself to be misguided. If you follow the majority of mankind you will find yourself to be misguided. Allah subhanho wa Taala says that

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couldn't hamdulillah while back Federal Home lawyer actually don't say Alhamdulillah but the majority of them do not understand a Federal Home now you will be known as the Federal Home law use your score on the majority of mankind will not believe will not thank Allah subhanho wa taala. In fact the Quran praises the minority. The Quran tells us that it is only a few people who will manage to break away from the trends of society and worship Allah in fact, even IBLEES recognize this it is mentioned in the Quran that when it believes was thrown out of Jannah What did he say? IBLEES said As quoted in the Quran on erotica the lady Karanka it in a hadith and Isla Yun Milka Yama de la

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gente can reata Hu il kalila if you allow me to live, I guarantee you the majority of the descendants of Adam I shall misguide them, but a few I won't be able to Illa kalila, if at least himself understood only a few I will not have access to and Allah azza wa jal reminds us in the story of Noah Hadi his Salam he preached for 900 plus years. And Allah says phenomena ma who Allah Khalil, only a few people believe with him and ALLAH SubhanA wa Tada says, What kalido mean everybody has shellcode how few of my servants will really be thankful to me and Allah subhana wa Tada talks about the highest levels of Jannah. And he says Fula for a minute or within our kalido

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middle Afghani, few of the people of later generations will be able to meet that highest level of Jannah. So the Quran is very clear. If you go with the majority, if you want to be popular, if you want to go with the flow and be with the crowd, that is not the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala the path of Allah requires you to break away and it's not in and of itself praiseworthy, but there is no other solution. If nilka you mentions therefore, the Muslim will find himself strange amongst non Muslims when the non Muslims me they come together they're partying they're having some type of you know, event or banquet or whatever, and you have to stay away from the alcohol you have to be

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slightly different, you feel alone and strange. And then if no claim goes on, and the righteous Muslim will find himself strange amongst other Muslims sometimes you want to be of the righteous following the Sharia and unfortunately your many of your lay Muslims will not

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at that level, you feel strange in that crowd. And then he says, and those that want to achieve the highest level spiritual purification, they will feel strange even amongst the righteous Muslims. So today we're reminding you of a stage it is not in and of itself praiseworthy. Nor is it blame worthy. It doesn't mean you're right if you're a stranger alone, nor does it mean you're wrong. But if you wish to be of those who worship Allah, and you wish to make sure you go to the highest of the high, you will face a type of loneliness, a type of estrangement from the rest of the community from the rest of mankind. And in fact, our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he gave us some glad

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tidings about this he told us this reality in a number of traditions he said to die little Hora that give glad tidings they shall get Jana the horrible the strange people the process and I'm was asked who are these Hora BAP Of course, Medina actually means a traveler. He's called strange because when you're a traveler, in the old days, you spoke a different language, you look differently, you had no shelter, you had no family and friends, you literally stick out in the crowd. That's what a lovely person is. So our Prophet system said, give glad tidings to that person who he's not like the rest of the crowd. He was asked who are these people yellow suit Allah. He said, listen to this Alladhina

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useless Luna either faster than us, the ones who strive for purity. When the rest of mankind has become fasted, they go down the right route of impiety. And this person wants to remain pure Subhanallah How difficult is it to remain pure in the world that we live in? How difficult is it to control one's gaze to control one's desires to control one's risk and make risk halal? How difficult is it to protect one's family from the filth around us? This is where we take consolation. It's not that we aim to be strange, but we take consolation. Yes, we act weird sometimes in public Yes, we dress differently. Yes, people look at us differently. Yes, we cannot act the way everybody else is

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acting in the events and the corporate parties and whatnot, we have to be different. So embrace this difference and understand when you are different for the sake of Allah. This is the path of piety toolbar little Kaurava give glad tidings to those that are appearing to be strange. And in one Hadith, they will conclude with this one. Our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam predicted in a very famous Hadith until MIDI, he predicted that a time will come when greed shall be obeyed, obeyed, greed will be obeyed, and desires will be followed. In other words, mankind will become corrupt. So our prophets as Adam said, when that time comes, listen to this five acre Bill call

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sauteed up sick, whether uncle awam make sure you take care of yourself and ignore the masses. By ignore. It doesn't mean don't preach to them. It means don't follow them. It doesn't mean you don't have a responsibility to be a role model. It means don't take them as role models. This is a Hadith, take care of yourself and ignore the masses. Then he said, A time will come when the one who is patient upon the religion will face the type of persecution or the type of pain that the one who holds on to burning coals of Abu al Jamal. It's as if when you want to worship Allah in that society, you might be picking up some hot coals, some hot coals in your hand. That's how difficult

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it is. And then he gave some good news to all of us. He said the one who stays upon his Deen in that time, shall get the reward of 50 of you. The Sahaba said Ya rasool Allah, do you mean 50 of us? or 50 of them? Do you mean 50 amongst us the Sahaba one person in the later times has the potential to earn the reward of 50 of us are sure do you read 50 of them? He said no 50 of you. And this is good news for us glad tidings for us. Obviously the MACOM of the Sahaba we can never reach it but the Urgell of somebody trying to worship Allah when everybody has gone spiritually bankrupt. When everybody is preaching facade. When there is no morality and you want to preach morality, practice

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morality. When there is no a HELOC and you want to be upon a HELOC, well, then you're gonna have to embrace horrible strangeness, you're gonna have to embrace being different from the crowd, you're never going to be cool. You're never going to be mainstream and accepted. It's okay. That's the reality of the one who wishes to achieve the highest of the high. So to summarize today's lecture, this is an interesting concept, because in and of itself, it is not praiseworthy, but it is inevitable. It's going to happen. The one who wants to worship Allah, the ones who wants to purify one's heart, the one who wants to get to full dose, you're going to have to live a life that is

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somewhat different.

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from other people, and you're going to have to embrace a little bit of strangeness horrible and you will have to understand that there is no other way what Khalil Ouma whom you want to be from the Killeen you want to be from those people and so embrace this and thank Allah subhanho wa Taala that you are from those who are worshipping Him. Insha Allah will continue tomorrow with Santa Monica rahmatullahi wa barakaatuh.

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