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Abu Nur

Taken as his God his [own] desire

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Salaam Aleikum,

Sahih International: Have you seen he who has taken as his God his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?

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Exactly what does it mean taken own desire as God? Do we have narration talking about this matter. If someone have constant desire for particular food, like sugary food, and he let his own desire to take over him, does it refer to this verse too? Are all addictions referred to this verse too?

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Mu'minin, Ali ibn Abu Talib, recipient of divine supreme 
covenant, said, 'You spoke the truth. I heard the Messenger of 
Allah saying, and evidence to it is the book of Allah, the Most 
Majestic, the Most Holy, 'People are of three categories and of 
three stages as mentioned in the book of Allah,.........

With the spirit of belief they 
worshipped Allah and did not consider anything as His partners. 
With the spirit of power they performed Jihad (hard work in the 
way of Allah) and managed their living. With the spirit of desire 
they enjoyed food, lawful carnal relations with young women. 

With the spirit of the body they were able to move and walk 
around. ......

..... He faces other conditions when he is strong and 
young. He thinks of committing sins and the spirit of power 
encourages him
, the spirit of desire makes it attractive to him 
and the spirit of the body leads him until he falls in sin.
If he 
faces weakness in belief and it moves away from him it (belief) 
will not return to him before repentance. If he then repents, 
Allah turns to him (with forgiveness) but if he repeats the sin, 
Allah sends him to fire.' ......

..."The people of the left are the Jews and the Christians as Allah, 
the Most Majestic, the Most Holy, has said, 'Those to whom We 
have given the Book (Bible) know you (Muhammad) just as 
good as they know their sons.'.......

....... When they rejected what they knew 
Allah placed them under the trial. He removed the spirit of belief 
from them and allowed the three spirits to remain in them
: The 
spirit of power, the spirit of desire and the spirit of the body. 
Thereafter He added them to the animals saying, 'They are like 
cattle or even more, straying and confused.' (25:44) The animals 
carry loads because of the spirit of power, feed themselves 
because of the spirit of desire and move around because of the 
spirit of the body.' The man who had asked the question then 
said, 'You brought life to my heart by the permission of Allah, O 
Amir al-Mu'minin, recipient of divine supreme covenant.'" 

http://www.fourshiabooks.com/hadith/al-kafi/5/108/16

http://www.fourshiabooks.com/hadith/al-kafi/4/55/1

Amir al-Mu'minin, Ali ibn Abu Talib, recipient of divine 
supreme covenant, has said, 'Hypocrisy has four pillars: desire, 
Neglect, Resentment and Greed. 

"desire is of four branches: disproportionate behavior, 
transgression, lust and insubordination. Whoever behaves 
disproportionately faces great risks, remains lonely and without 
supporters. Whoever transgresses does not remain immune to 
harmful consequences, his heart is not in peace and he does not 
control his soul against lustful matters.

Whoever has not 
balanced his soul in lustful matters he indulges in filthy 
activities. Whoever acts insubordinately purposely and without 
evidence strays in falsehood. 

http://www.fourshiabooks.com/hadith/al-kafi/5/163/1

http://www.fourshiabooks.com/results/desire

 

 

Edited by Ashvazdanghe

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19 hours ago, Abu Nur said:

Salaam Aleikum,

Sahih International: Have you seen he who has taken as his God his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?

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Exactly what does it mean taken own desire as God? Do we have narration talking about this matter. If someone have constant desire for particular food, like sugary food, and he let his own desire to take over him, does it refer to this verse too? Are all addictions referred to this verse too?

Desire here refers that often people prefer their wishes over orders of Allah (عزّ وجلّ) and therefore Allah wants them not to transgress the limits which He (عزّ وجلّ) has appointed. Such as eating food is legal but if you have too much food excessive of your need, you should share it with the one who is poor instead of wasting it. 

Edited by Flying_Eagle

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On 7/16/2019 at 2:00 AM, Abu Nur said:

If someone have constant desire for particular food, like sugary food, and he let his own desire to take over him

Is the extract about free will?

At a certain point people who indulge in certain haram acts e.g. gambling and alcohol consumption do so with the ability to exercise free will. They can choose to stop if they wish to do so. After addiction kicks in, they can no longer exercise free will.

The same could be said for those people who fall in love with people they are not supposed to. At the start of any relationship there is free will in terms of whether or not to interact with someone else. But after a point when the falling in love bit has happened, it becomes much more difficult to extricate yourself.

Sugar is an interesting example because unlike the other well known addictive substances and behaviours it forms a part of everyday diet.

Edited by Haji 2003

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1 hour ago, Haji 2003 said:

Is the extract about free will?

At a certain point people who indulge in certain haram acts e.g. gambling and alcohol consumption do so with the ability to exercise free will. They can choose to stop if they wish to do so. After addiction kicks in, they can no longer exercise free will.

The same could be said for those people who fall in love with people they are not supposed to. At the start of any relationship there is free will in terms of whether or not to interact with someone else. But after a point when the falling in love bit has happened, it becomes much more difficult to extricate yourself.

Sugar is an interesting example because unlike the other well known addictive substances and behaviours that forms a part of everyday diet.

What is your age brother ? because you look to me a total sheikh :love:

 

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On 7/15/2019 at 9:00 PM, Abu Nur said:

Salaam Aleikum,

Sahih International: Have you seen he who has taken as his God his [own] desire, and Allah has sent him astray due to knowledge and has set a seal upon his hearing and his heart and put over his vision a veil? So who will guide him after Allah ? Then will you not be reminded?

-

Exactly what does it mean taken own desire as God? Do we have narration talking about this matter. If someone have constant desire for particular food, like sugary food, and he let his own desire to take over him, does it refer to this verse too? Are all addictions referred to this verse too?

What does't fall into this?  Anything other than God falls into this.

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