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The Subtleties of Knowledge #03
Channel: Zaid Shakir
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Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa Salatu was Salam I let's say you didn't mursaleen Sayidina Muhammad while early he or suddenly he'll sell him to Sleeman kathira better local humble kamiyama really jewelry which equally are venusaur ponic Subhana kerlin sweetener and Alec and to promote the talented sick along Masada will sell him a bed at LSE you know heavy been our karate or union or Muhammad Ali he or sabi He will send him to Sleeman kathira As salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu
This is mamzer Shechem we're here to continue our exploration of the poetry and in the erodible handle these Leviathan ladders are in the final lobby you will pick them as mine. And so we were at the beginning of a new section, which we mentioned last week. This section opens with the hadith of Vietnam vets and while the Allahumma where we relate Kayla Rafa and Emily Benson Ravi Allahumma Khon Kaen Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Edgewater nasci were Eduardo very cool. Ramadan. Hindi, Aleppo, Djibouti. lufa. You daddy. So who are n? Well, where can you brew
Yahoo coffee coolie Laila in Milan Ramadan for you Doris who who caught and without rasulillah he Salalah and he was sending her Hello yo would you be a mu edge word to Philip highly many Rehan Marcella. So this Hadeeth relayed by me Iverson Allah be pleased with him and his father he says
that the Messenger of Allah the Peace and blessings lobby upon him was the most generous of all people in the time he was especially generous was in Ramadan when the angel Gabriel will come to him and review the Quran author and the angel Gabriel will come to us to come to him every night during Ramadan and review the Quran with him and the Messenger of Allah when Gabriel came to him in Ramadan to review the Quran was more generous and good. And Falcon dating wins, then the freely blowing wind that indiscriminately this spreads the seeds, the good of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu wasallam was indiscriminate. It touched everyone in some ways it touched the disbelievers earlier prophets.
When the people rebelled against them, Allah destroyed them. Those who rebelled against the Rasul Allah, those who fought against for so long such as Sophia, collagen or Walid
etc. The Lord Allah gave the people of thoughts
who stone and really killed the Messenger of Allah, Allah tala gave them spite, or gave them or respond until they were able they had the opportunity to come into a slum and become Muslim. And the premise your velocita lie or sell them as opposed inviting the Wrath of Allah upon them, he will pray for them. But in any case, his group was for everyone.
Even his enemies were affected in some ways, by his good salawa and he will sell them and Ramadan encourages us to imitate that way. Mema Shafi Rahim Allah, He said people should strive to be exceptionally generous in Ramadan, following the way of the Messenger of Allah Subhan Allah it was senate and we mentioned last week I believe we mentioned or perhaps in another city
that one of the reasons
says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was so generous in Ramadan was that as you review the Quran with the angel Gabriel, he will come across the verses relating to spending, such as at the very beginning of Surah Baqarah woman,
Yun philippou and they spend from what we bestowed upon them attend Mel B he they spend a wealth despite their love of it. And so hold him up later yo moolah they earthy hula, hula, hula chef.
And so spent before they comes upon you and to summarize, you will have an opportunity to spend. So brothers and sisters, this is the web rasulillah. So he opens this chapter. And then he has several verses of poetry that reinforce that meaning. One of them's a very beautiful
couplet that said after a poet was praise the generosity of a king. So this poet wrote some verses to praise the generosity of the king, so many of the kings and princes that the court poet to will be like the state port and poet laureate in our days, or the cities Poet Laureate. In any case, he praised the king.
And the king gave him a prize a gift of money. And he did it for the money. So he knew is like you go to someone's house, you know, you're gonna get fed. So you can't get your dinner together. You're running late and yours happened to visit his most generous folks, you know, you're going to get fed. So he knew what the lavished poetic praise upon this particular king, he was going to get some money. And so he recited the poetry. And then the king gave him some money and then he went and he gave it all the way and charity. Then he wrote the following couple couplet. He says, lummus to be Kathy katha, whoever tapping Vina one on Adobe, and then drew them in Kathy, here are the so he said
that I touched I placed my hand in his hand, seeking some seeking wealth. And I didn't realize that the good of his hand was contagious. learner Lola.
I didn't realize the good of his hand was contagious. And so what's the upshot of this brothers and sisters, the good of the Messenger of Allah sallallahu It was such an edge word and nursey. The most generous of all people is contagious, and it spreads to us as His followers. So we are an arm of of charity. We are an arm of spinning. We are an oma of lending financial and material support to others. This is our way Allahumma salli ala Sayyidina, Muhammad wa ala early he was sappy he was self esteem and kathira are one of the Sufi said we'll translate what he said in the interest of time. He said that the most despicable of all things is a stingy Sufi
is the stingy Sufi. And so charity is the way of the oma of Muhammad
Sallallahu and he was sending them. So he said I didn't realize that charity was from his head was contagious. So he wanted to get some money for his personal benefit. And when he took it from the hand of the king, is the king his generosity was contagious, he went out and gave it all away. Now love you as Sophie can taste you
are the next three or four lines or so.
What attributed to one of the great poets by the number of
Abby Turner as well and he
he probably is one of the rulers of his day. And me Roger when he mentions these verses a lot often.
He says that these verses are only fitting for the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam In other words, the praise of generosity is only fitting for Edward and Edward. Edward unless there's only thinning for the most generous of all people, the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alaihe will send them
so the party said our word of this podcast the heart Allah will know who the Nahanni cop the nem to Egypt, who and then mu Torah, who either magic the home of the hill Leland, can Nicole Swati hill at the antecessor him who will be a woman he in nowhere he agitato who follow Jetta Houma roofer. When you
Hello, we're lone lamb you're comfy Cathy here ruhi leggera behalf Elliot puppy less evil. So he says that he became so accustomed to spending that if he were to order his fingers to curl up to work with all something they wouldn't obey him like, curl up hold that. I can't do it. I can't do it. His fingers wouldn't obey Him. You say you see him Thoreau either magic tome danila you see him His face is glowing when you come to ask something from him as if you're going to give him what you're asking from him. So some of us we see someone coming we get anxious and they come again they're gonna ask me for something
he's the opposite of someone's gonna ask yes Allah Allah likewise A Good Day two days a month coming to ask me for something. Tara who either magic dome what the hell the land can like two or three Hitler the answer, sir, you know
he's an ocean from any direction you approach him his guts or generosity and his shores or goodness Allahu Akbar. This is beautiful for her LAN hell Allah will back home and he in aware he Arteta who for legit Omar ruffo when Juba said, Hello. So he's in his depths is an ocean whose depths are generosity and who shores are goodness. While Olivia can feel the wallow. Young wallow love No Conficker for him, although he if he had nothing in the palm of his hand, except his very soul that you either have to pay less you He will give that away so let one asking any of anything of him be mindful of Allah as like Yeah. Why did you ask him for your coat? That's a nice coat. Oh, you like
sweetener? So you know he gives anything away if I made you a tequila forget copy. Let's say you that the one asking anything? I'm fair a lot. Yeah, let me have your house. Okay, here's the keys. Isn't that awesome? So Mila, give us a generous heart. Law Tyler bless us with generous kind. hearts that aren't afraid to give. When the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam on the day of her name Yomi her name.
There was a man from the recently converted people his name was Akira karate khurasan head is in the profits of the law and it was selama he gave him a live a valley full of livestock of goats and sheep cattle Valley for and what did he do? He returned to his people so as it's related to Raja in a poll me he thought Paula comb s Lee move in Mohammed and your pre our pa men, your shell fell. He returned his people he said oh people become Muslim. Your tone call me as limoux become Muslim. Because Mohammed gives like a man who doesn't feel poverty.
So his way as a nurse is a function of his being STI nurse,
STI nurse. So one of the great virtues.
Charity is not one of them. Four great one is wisdom. hikma justice and adding
restraint. Esta encouraged, Shuja shed Yeah. Those are the four great moments. And those are in the Aristotelian tradition and then adopted into the Muslim tradition and email because then he mentioned them in the here.
So whereas with charity is a function of courage, because and these two qualities charity and courage are combined in this hadith of an aka Robin Harris, for Raja Illa Kony he he will return this people will call and he said your own all my people as the moon become Muslim the in the Mohammedan for very Muhammad Sallallahu Sallam you your t he gives our pa the giving men of one Yoshi alpha layer yakutian farka one who does a fear of poverty. So his charity as his courage a couple together. So we should live our lives as people don't fear poverty.
And reasonably within reason we don't have a field so we give everything and now we have crap.
In the field, we can go and eat chickens in the backyard most of us, that's not our situation. So we shouldn't put ourselves in any danger of starvation or depriving our families but we should not be constrained by fear.
We should not be constrained by fear if I give this Oh, what's going to happen once the economy tanks again, etc. We should not be constrained by fear brothers and sisters Allahumma salli ala rasulillah. So,
the next couple of days introduced by
me, Roger, there's a passage with the passage who is longing,
longing for for those
believers of the past that was in his day. It's what about our day, who reflected those those values and who spent freely not fearing poverty, trusting in Allah subhana wa Taala says longing for them. So he says Rahim, Allah salam, O Allah, Allah tilcon our way, Rahmatullah tilka jbay lamjao Paulinho in a barroom
campaign a man yumna
alegebra and they he, what being is that a little more says prose was very poetic. So he says that
the peace of Allah upon those spirits, so
he's bidding farewell farewell to those spirits, they're gone. So now I'm why Allah tilka our way.
And then he says, We're not what a typical ash Bay and then the mercy of Allah be upon the bodies that contain those spirits to have the aroma and the forms the spirit and the forms. So the physical forms that contain those spirits that is passed on so Brahim, aku wa rahmatullah Allah tilka ash Bay
and alongside Rasul Allah, so he says, and there remains nothing of them, except news and information about how the war so a cabal, and some traces of what they did in the world. So we go and we travel in the Muslim world, we see these
monuments that are testimonies, to the love of the people for a lot. The German mo we rock, all of these beautiful, masculine muscular Oxo pumper to Saqqara, the Dome of the Rock all of these testimonies to the Muslims, love for Allah we see the grade school the qaradawi Pyro one more sponsor theory as her and we have to understand brothers and sisters these schools were massive operations, built and maintained by charity. For time as
part of a bit more humbler theory. She spent her entire inheritance, the wealth she inherited from her father, she spent the bill carabin and by the Baraka, she fasted the entire time it was being built. She only use materials from the land that she had purchased with her inheritance. She know that everything that went into building that institution was based on her lead, there was no hierarchy.
And now to this day, people are studying knowledge people are praying and qaradawi learn Hello Allah.
This is the kind of vision we have to have brothers and sisters. And we're we're not we're trying to build the tuna
zaytuna College, we're trying to build something that's going to last Outlast us. We're trying to establish a an endowment,
such as the endowment, established by Fatima bint Mohammed and theory of fundamental theory.
So that those who come after us can point to what we did and is nothing in comparison to what they did. But it's something
that they can point to. Let me focus my camera on one second point out of focus. simple operation. I can just get something to use.
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In any case, so it's a simple upper is simple as compared to what they did. But something that those who come after us can point to, and to say that that most Muslims, all of you, those who donate to support, that they had something of the spirit that those poets and those scholars were talking about.
And it was enough to establish this institution that Hello Allah. Allah is Rahim Allah is merciful brothers and sisters. So he says, so there's nothing remains of them except the news of how they wore what they did. And the evidences of that and we say, you see these monuments, you see these institutions, those are the Athar that point to them, and indicate who they were and what they did.
So one of the poets said, he mentions after that nap, already done the cleaner, physically human, less society, Sahil, Alicia can walk ID, that don't allow our remembrance, to turn to lead you to an invalid very remembrance. Though the sound one who walks is not the one who is sitting.
And so sometimes, we don't take the opportunity to fully appreciate what those who came before us have done. Because we're so obsessed about those of Lucha lusters statue.
Let us never forget, the sell off of this oma verse, never forget these the great legal minds who established the foundations of the legal systems that gave a encourage to our civilization, nervous love, forget the great spiritual sages, who really showed us what it means to be human, what it means to look beyond the interest and the well being of this physical body, and to look at. So this is
to use the phraseology we just introduced, and to look at the outerwear, to look at the spirits that have been in these physical bodies, because that's what makes us human.
When that spirit is withdrawn, then our reality is revealed. What is our reality?
without the spirit, what is our physical reality? The atheist, they'll say, Oh, we just molecules, Adam, take that spirit away. And we're just a bag of pus, feces and blood and urine, this mucus test test, and then what does it smell like?
Why didn't it smell like now when the Spirit was inhabiting the body?
And so what is it that animates us? What is it that ignites our intellect? And what do we become physically, when that's withdrawn? We become one of the most putrid things imaginable.
We pray, you know, you never have to smell the decaying corpse. But that's who we are once that spirit is withdrawn. So what is it that humanizes us is the spirit it's the ruler
that humanizes us. So he says, Don't don't allow our remembrance to distract you from their remembrance. Then Allah Allah,
Allah then he this section so we mentioned generosity of Jude, what Allah told or
reciting the Quran so one of the poems he says Man Man, I'm Korean will be Why do you why why Ed, he more or less you only be lately Hello, Joe. Thank you more Millan medical all the mikhailova who famine to win doula phobia kabwata Hello. So he said the Quran with its promises and its threats, prevents the AI prevents the pupils of the eyes from sleeping at night. And they understand during those
precious special hours and the still of the night, when it's quiet
and want to standing up and communing with one's Lord. They understand during those times strong the great mighty king, his speech
and understanding the causes the next time
Bow in humility and obedience.
That is brothers and sisters. It is humbling.
It is humbling.
The truth of this Deen is humbling.
The truth of our Lord conveyed through his speech in the court and is humbling, that we're
just think about it during this month of Ramadan, the month of the quarter
that we are communing directly with our Lord through the worlds that the Creator of the heavens and the earth.
The one who has existed before his order to bring it all into existence was issued,
has sent a timeless message embodied embodying his timeless speech to us and we're reading it today.
We're reading it we're listening to it at night and taraweeh. We're reading it during the daytime as we try to read our images, or his or however much we read from the Quran.
Though we are in direct communication with the Lord of the worlds
that's humbling brothers and sisters and that he chose us. He didn't choose everyone.
And Ibrahim I can tell you in nine in the Ibrahima can on Mattel corny
corny, Mattel conditon dilla, halifa hanifa lamb Yoko Mila and mushy ki Shakira and only Isabel who had l EULA sirata must attain
Ibrahima can mutton harnett and the lead. And if I wanna Milko Milam Shri kinte, Abraham was a nation unto himself, mutton, Han,
obedient nation, he was naturally inclined towards the worship of the one true God. And if and when I'm Jaco Minam shrieking he was not amongst the adulterer. idolaters Shakira only and Rumi. He was deeply obedient
to his Lord,
share a thankful and appreciative HTML who is Lord chose him.
He was chosen,
who was chosen. And like Ibrahim, another verse where Abraham has mentioned military vehicles Ibrahim, that verse starts out mentioning that we too have been chosen by Jay Hebrew filet Kaji head, who which did come from the women Gianna and a confit Dean him and heritage strive in the way of a lot I should rightfully be the case kalkaji head, which Dr. Koon has chosen you, brothers and sisters, sometimes as Muslims, we boast their their 2 billion who stole 1.8 billion Muslims tech pure Allahu Akbar. And that's wonderful to know this that many Muslims who on the face of the earth, but guess what? The 9 billion people, there are 9 billion people. So even though Islam might be one
of the largest religions, still the Muslims in relation to those people who are Muslim are a relatively small minority, 2 billion out of 9 billion, which means what it means everyone hasn't been chosen for this great, great honor. Everyone has not been chosen for this great, great honor. But you've been chosen brothers and sisters. You have been chosen my brothers and my sisters for this great, great, great honor. Each tobacco allows me no difficulty for us in the religion. We're magia Allah Gianni and a config demon heritage. millet, Addy Khun Ibrahim, this is the way of your forefather Abraham,
then Hill alone.
So this is an honor.
My Lord, give us tawfeeq My lord bless us to really appreciate this honor. And one way we will appreciate this staying in touch with our Lord. staying in touch with Procore
staying in touch with the court and losing sleep because of course,
losing sleep because of it as the point mentioned, and being humbled by it
is humbling. Out of all of those 9 billion people, Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen us
The majority haven't been chosen,
which tobacco he's chosen you will login with tawfeeq and tastier
But when we read the quote,
it's incumbent upon us to act upon it, to act upon its guidance is not is not entertainment. We don't read the end to be entertained. We read to court and to be strengthened, we read to court and to be inspired. We read to court and to be guided. We read the Quran to be helped and assisted. That's why we read the Quran, brothers and sisters. And if we read it, and we don't act upon it, we don't act on its guidance. We're not reflective of its light. We're not following his injunctions. We're not avoiding those things in enjoins upon us to avoid. We're not implementing those things. It commands us to implement them to court and will be a witness and a proof against us. He omonoia your
mellow piano and not force on the Day of Resurrection, though Core M will be a witness against us and not for us. Never forget brothers and sisters. Never ever ever forget that. So one of the points he said we're lonely man schufa Ohoho Santa Oh, who was Saul? Theosophy your milky empty one farkle is a woe to one
who's intercessors those who should be under assessing on his or her behalf are the ones arguing against them. So the one who should be your defense lawyer becomes the prosecutor who's prosecuting you.
Way Lululemon? schufa Oh, whoa, whoa, Santa. Oh, who, while all the while the horn, the trumpet, the great horn is being blown and on the Day of Resurrection.
Learn Hello, ma. Mel Natale give us tofik tayseer COBOL and our fair blesses to be mindful and respectful and to appreciate the blessing of the quarter letter code. And if
half dose alpha meme is a single letter, we're lacking any form of violence. Whorf while Meme Meme on horse with a center to be actually unfairly. rather say Elif is an individual letter, and lamb is an individual letter and meme is an individual letter. And good deeds are multiplied 10 times over an aroma bond and multiply 700 times over.
Then Hello, love this. All of us
have the courage to
act on the
Stay close to the core and is related and Ramadan. That both in Abu hanifa Imam Shafi did 60 Hubble's this tour de read the entirety of the Quran twice a day, every day in Ramadan.
That was none of those doing the hammer.
Some people all this impossible. Anyone who is familiar Of course, knows that's extremely doable. But it takes focus and it takes helmet it takes a strong, strong, strong spiritual drive. mela give us something of what those greedy lambs Milan's mercy be upon them what they possessed.
So we can make it through once during Ramadan, or twice
I'll give us something of what they possessed. Some people on some person might ask that you shouldn't read the Quran in less than 10 days
under normal circumstances, but there there are exceptions and two of those such exceptions as shadow presented or shuffle my cat the virtue of the place so if you elect your deeds and multiply 105 times over your prayer,
your righteous deed and your core n and your origin of cork.
What do you do? You take advantage of you have an opportunity to work harder than one day you do it. You take advantage for too poor to gain gotten Garner all of that
I send out all of the good into your account.
Ramadan is a special time the deeds are multiplied. So again, if you can read the Quran every two or three days during this month, then do so but Think, think of the edger. Every every letter is 700 during this time, and if not me, Edie alone
is a single letter multiply 700 times over how many letters in the air? So what if you did three or four partners? What if you were a sheffy? On Abu hanifa? How much good would you gain? Brothers and sisters, these are the secrets that led them to change the world.
The spiritual strength, it wasn't the strength of their armies.
It was the strength of this spirits and their souls that moved mountains. They could have physically moved mountains.
But spiritually, they could crush mountains. And that strength of spirit came from their attachment to the core and came to to their humility before the Lord. That's where it came from. That's the key that unlocks the secret to the power they possess. Well, they'll give us a fraction of it as we said.
There is no more.
So the core en
is a great, great, great, great, great means for us to connect. We'll conclude this concluding is a fairly lengthy poem to conclude this section before the beginning of section on the middle days of Ramadan, Swami.
So now we're past the beginning. We're moving up on the second week, completing the second week and entering into the third. So now we're headed as they say, and once you get past halfway, what does that mean? It means the Ramadan is beginning its exit.
So brothers and sisters, double down and exhorting yourself double down in your prayers. Double Down in your court.
double down on brothers and sisters now's the opportunity, say concludes by saying quoting opodo said, Yeah Natsu phazzer sila hula with two car up sobre haka lb lb Annie. He said, Oh, my soul Yeah, enough Sue. The righteous people have gained the victory of con God consciousness. And they see the truth, but my heart is blind. Absolutely, haka.
Probably caught me or my heart is blind.
Your host will lay low cut janome Monrovia football, neural and jumi Oh, how beautiful they are. and The night has concealed them, but their light has outshone even the light of the stars. So they're standing for prayer during the court and during during the nights of Ramadan men Hama, Ramadan amen and wet is Urban ofuro la Mata padam. m&m be whoever spends a significant portion of the nights of Ramadan in worship and prayer standing in prayer.
All of the prices will be forgiven.
That La la la
la la la la. Most scholars say those are the lessons so their lights are shining even the lights of the stars were more on your football Warren Laurel and Julie
Tarantino movie victory feel at him. The issue, Paul that the Quran Lumi said the singing the remembrance of their Lord during their nights and their life, the living as we come sweet with chanting and singing the end chanting the end and night. This is we have to be a people of Korean brothers and sisters. We have to be a people of Korea. And that's not some of us. That's most of us. Certainly not all of us. But that's most of us. We are people of a low cost and what are the consequences? And O'Meara radi Allahu anhu. Paul Paul are wrong.
Through law he sulla while he was setting them in law, Maya your firm will be head and keytab awareness while you're there will be a hurry.
Omar Allah be pleased with me rate relates that the Messenger of Allah Peace and blessings over lobby upon him said Verily Allah Allah Bates by means of this book I will call it n. Some people and by it he the basis others, those who attach themselves to the Quran, those who are reciting the Quran as a people. This is their general quality, one of the general qualities, those who are implementing the rulings of the court and those whose worldview and how they see existence and how they see the place in existence is shaped by the court and those other people elevated in the law, your firm behaved that key tab, the upper limit, and those who do the opposite, they are the ones
who are debased.
kulu boom with Vickery kata for Robert do more or who can Lou and move. tatami is said that that the hearts have become emptied of everything other than a law through the remembrance of Allah. And their tears are like pearls strong on a necklace. So when they read the Quran and the tears are flowing from their eyes, those tears are like a necklace of pearls. Allah give us tawfeeq
us how to hoody him. Let him cut ash rock up the healer. What kind of uncle Ronnie I will piece me that the late nights
for them because of them for them have become illuminated and the coax of forgiveness crept upon the mother best thing to be distributed amongst them. Were happy enough to ask Ella Yaakov
oh so beware that you do not wake up. So beware of not waking up yen for a cobbler and asila Academy and be a benefit to me before my foot slips before I fall into error or sin so the soul this will take care of our soul so there are so take care of us
and if we don't take care of our soul either adieu we can do we cannot sue Lottie Bay in a jam bake
the most vicious of your enemies when you don't take care of it. And you don't train it and you don't refine it is that so that resides between your two flanks. Why because it knows us better than anyone.
The exception of a loss of our time, therefore, it can trip us up in ways nothing else can.
And then finally,
mother's zemon feet away when and
tested Ricky Mel w walk autonomy. He says that time is passed by filled with laxity, procrastination and laziness and following whims vanities and whims. Make Up For what is what you have lost.
With what remains and take
and gain benefit. Take the moody economy
just gain and benefit from the time remaining. That's two things we say this in conclusion brothers and sisters the time remaining are from Oban one. Number two the time remaining from our lives. Because tomorrow is promised to know what the law give you all you can do this year. So any questions or comments no salad, or hoburne? No salad
or haven't swam or ahead so beautiful last we asked for clarification should we not ask Allah for ease to relieve our hardships?
Now, most definitely,
we should ask for ease but we should prepare for hardship.
So we should ask for ease but we should prepare for hardship. When we mentioned that we shouldn't ask for hardship that and then know your pile. Do was our help was a lot easier. Don't ask the mean anyway.
Don't ask for five donors for trouble. But if you are put in a difficult situation forcefield then be patient
suffer from Nevada. And then we suffer from Nevada or can a person who wants to donate?
Do if they can afford it in their budget? keep wanting to donate.
keep wanting to donate in the mill man who have been yet and you will have the reward of a donor.
That simple. Keep the desire to donate. Why? Because when you have an opportunity to donate that spirit of giving, will still be alive in your heart and you will give freely. also pray what can you do? ask Allah to give you the wherewithal to donate, ask Allah to Allah to give you the wherewithal to donate, and you'll be amazed that the results will be the center fasula when you ask first and foremost as cover loss of Hello time. Faisal asks, How do we understand the hyperbole of this poetry? Do we assume that people actually attain the spirit, child YouDescribe other than the Prophet lsmw are these lines of this is not hyperbole, this is reality. Brothers and sisters, this
is reality. You know, sometimes we are we forget that we are the products myself included. We are the products of a materialistic material civilization is primary focus. It's it's, it's a Zeitgeist is it
infuses materialism into the depths of our being is intellectual paradigms, his scientific method, everything is focused on the material. And that which can be empirically empirically, empirically verified doesn't exist. Now think of people they were from a spiritual civilization.
And so being the product of a spiritual civilization, their raw potential, was just so much greater than our potential for spiritual realization, for spiritual attainment. So this is this is very, very real brothers and sisters, this is not hyperbole, this is not an exaggeration.
This is not exaggeration. The law give us tofik, as I said, to attain to a fraction, because we're not the products of that civilization were further removed from the light of Mohammed Salah line, oh, some that light still shines in the world. But we're further from it. And so where we are as a dimmer, but we can remove the clouds
that dim that light, we can remove the haze. So the hearts they crossed over. And the thing that polishes The heart is the vicar of Allah, the remembrance of Allah. So we can remember Allah, we can attach ourselves to the air. And through that, we can begin to get a glimpse at who they were. And what they did is why because we will have the foundation, not necessarily necessarily to attain the level they attain, but to understand that it's real. So before you can understand the reality of black holes, and string theory, and what the physicists are talking about, you have to have some familiarization with physics, otherwise, it's hyperbole. Right? But once you begin studying physics,
now you understand, oh, black hole, this is real
string theory. This is real
braided rings around Saturn. This is real. And so we once we begin to enter into this realm of just becoming to wadeable L. This is a small seeker of some insight into that knowledge. We might not attain what they attained. We not might might not memorize a million Hadith like human
but we'll understand that is it's possible for human beings to do that because we will have insight into that spiritual realm.
that allow that to occur. Now give us tofi.
Another user asks, If there are any books that you recommend that tells us point by point. What Allah wants us to do, and what he doesn't want us to do
it get a good Factbook.
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Hamza Hamza from Pakistan, Pakistan can What up
Illa Allah, Muhammad Rasul Allah. If one wants to recite Quran as well as understanding it through tough tough SEO during Ramadan, how can one divide this limited time?
You choose how you divided Do you want to focus more on just the Baraka from reading? Or do you want to focus more on the Baraka and understanding? So you choose Are you just whatever time is available? You could do 5050 50% of recitation 50% of Tafseer. And both, we mentioned some of the virtues of reciting lexical FM in half like an L powerful and helpful in terms of understanding when you read the level and more are we at a rhodiola one call caller Sue law he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam then you read the law he'll be he'll be here higher on effective feeding. We're in and of course in will law as our job we're all three volunteers and our Qatar effort will inherit the
material climate and be umbrella. Now your dorm room and coliform hotter Yeti wa. Rahmatullah desire is good for he gives him or her a sound understanding of the religion, effective coffee, tea. So understanding is very important. And so whatever time you have, you have five hours, two and a half hours for recitation two and a half hours for Tafseer. If you have 10 hours, five hours for recitation five attempts if you have two hours, one hour for recitation one of Tatsu. If you're between those two concerns, some people might devote all of their time to recitation,
Abdul Malik, S, what can we do to ward off stinginess? What are some steps we can take to reduce our attachment to material things? What we recommend is spin Little by little, I remember a time honestly, in my life where giving away $1 was difficult. And it might have been like, I mean, we were we were poor. So we came when you got $1 you will like that I'm holding on to this joker.
But over time, you just spend a quarter, keep your 75 cents, spin your quarter, until you become acclimated slowly, slowly to just letting it go.
And so you start small. You start small as an author thing, you start with baby steps. So get in the habit of just spending that dollar so not writing $1,000
To check at the next fundraiser, but every opportunity you get spend $1, give $1 put $1 in the box in the masjid, you'll go to the bank and get a stack of $1 bills. And every time you go into the masjid put $1 in the box. And so you acclimate yourself to spinning up and make yourself to spinning, and then graduate to $2. And then every Friday, start giving $10 to graduate to $20 if you have it, and slowly it will become easier to let the world go. And this is this not only conditions us to spend more, it conditions us to be prepared to die. So a lot of people aren't prepared to die.
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to Tyler moon. So and struggle j to be on when econ we're on full sequence. So he says, The struggle with your wealth where we conditioned ourselves to let go of the world because our wealth is what we own and possess of the world. Little by little prepares us to let go of the entire world as well, which is what happens when we go forth and STOVL our lives. And so and that doesn't mean necessarily situations that rarely come. So our life the opportunity to formally go out and physically defend the faith that might not come. But there might be an opportunity to save a life recently we have this tragedy in Oakland California very complicated situation on the bottom line, some thugs set the
Muslim house on fire and the husband ran out and was saved
and then he realized that his wife and the baby was still inside he got the Wi Fi out and then when you went back to get the baby the house collapsed the husband and baby are killed so he was prepared to let it go
and so spending that the whole world going Am I am I have nothing left in this world after I go back into this house but he rushed back in and so letting go of it bit by bit conditions us to let all of it go when we're in a situation to let it all go he was confronted with the situation to let it all go. So letting go little by little conditions us for that.
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and this has to be the last question because you guys have to be on the West Coast after break fast get ready for taraweeh as what is the difference between Western logic and monta
Arabic, Arabic and English because the there are
okay, I see if you find Islamic logical, Islamic logic has
been divested, divested of any propositions, or premises, that will lead to conclusions that would negate the power of Allah and do and reduce everything to Pure Reason.
So, that's the best I can do right now this time like, so. The Lord blesses us to an end, the Muslim logistic logicians were cognizant of that of divesting this science, extremely beneficial science, of anything that would lead to
conclusions that will run counter to the theological foundations of the religion. Whereas in western thought, that that's not a consideration. So you get into this
realm of Pure Reason that
has been critiqued by Western philosophers such as Kant and others. So no lugging your trophy and tayseer a cowboy. Tomorrow night. We look forward to continuing the journey inshallah we pray that this is beneficial for you. And we pray that Allah Allah blesses us all to maintain good health to protect us from the virus and other dangers is that like the only danger out there is Coronavirus or COVID-19. But there are a lot of dangers and Allah protect us from all of them. A lot. Allah bless you, bless your families, a lot, have a blessed day to the college and all of the other wonderful projects that the Muslims are engaged in. Allah subhanho wa Taala bless your families. And Allah
keep us all alive and healthy until again we meet or Salalah ins see, you know, hamadryad early, he was so happy he was sending was salam wa Alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh