Channel: Abdul Wahab Saleem
This lecture was part of a full-day academic conference dedicated to the life of Sh. Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah held at the Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM). The lecture includes a biography of Sh. Abdul Fattah Abu Ghuddah and sheds light on some of the key benefits that can be taken from his life.
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Welcome all to this discussion on the life of shape of the Buddha.
Before I start, I must say that there are very few moments in which, when I'm lecturing, I find it almost at the cliff to lecture on a topic, something that actually the burdensome task. And I must say that this particular lecture was amongst those burdensome tasks. And the reason for that is because the precision with which she opted for that habit would that would present his own alien to people would be so accurate and so precise, that anyone who wishes to present him as an individual has to also have a portion of that precision. And she opted for that, however, wood is a person that I have long studied and long read his works. And I think a lot of people in across the board have
long, you know, read and pondered upon his books. Personally, the first book literally the first book that I had picked up to read, when I embarked on my journey out of Canada to study was his book, Safa, Hackman, sublittoral, Emma. And that was because one of my teachers in Canada had presented this to me as a gift, he had two copies, one from Jacob divertida, himself as a present and the other, he had purchased in some, some place. So it given me his other copies that as for the one that you gave me, I can't give you that, right. So I picked this book up and I started reading it. And perhaps this particular book had a great impact on my life as well. But to speak about your
Hampton Fatah Buddha, I should say that Shackleton Fatah Buddha didn't quite wished for himself to be spoken of. And perhaps this is the reason why people till today have forums and summits and so on and so forth. And conferences like this one, in which people gathered together to remember the mention of shirehampton for Dhaka, because during his lifetime, the closest of his students, he had taken an oath for them that they're not going to write about his life. They're not going to write a biography of his life, such as the the famous Mohammed Al Rashid, who had been with him for a very long time. And I have his book right here with me as well. So since he wasn't very keen on
presenting himself and his long and winded biography, Allah subhana wa tada allowed for people who are close to him to document his life and check out the Roshi, Mohammed Rashid, he says that the way I would document his life, he wouldn't allow me to do it. So I would document his life by asking him, you know, one question, a second question, a third question. Over the years, I collected through that an entire biography of, of the Shake Shack of the Fatah, a Buddha. His is known as herbal food to him. And he's known as a Buddha hit as well. I was I had because his son is named the head and the head. His son's ahead was actually in Toronto, Canada, and he still remains in Toronto,
Canada and his grandchildren as well live in Toronto, Canada. So I did have the honor of meeting many of his grandchildren, and also his, his direct son who, after who is Kenya is Abu Zeid,
Abdel Fattah, even Mohammed, even Bashir even has an Abu Dhabi holiday because his project is from the progeny of harlot elite. And his father, Mohammed was an individual who was a who was a in business. But the thing about his father was, he was very close to Allah, he was not a scholar, he was not authentic or anything, but he was one of those people who used to love knowledge. You know, they say when it meant as a prophet tested and said, Oh, tell him and be a, be a teacher, or be a learner, or be another person who's just a lover of knowledge. And teachers don't be the fourth, because that would lead you to disruption and different narrations have a different ways. But the
idea is that this father was a person who would love the people of knowledge. So he would be with the people of knowledge, he would, you know, learn from them. And at times, he would also have stories that he would, you know, retain from the gatherings that he had attended, have knowledge, and he would tell it off to his children. And she says, at times, you know, as I would be reading, and he said this in more than one place, that I heard this from my father, I heard this such and such from my father, even though his father was not a person of knowledge, but because he would hear things from people of knowledge that were around him, the gatherings that he would regularly attend,
he would be able to pass some of these things down to his children and as his son
became a great scholar of Islam, he would remember those comments that his father had made. Now, shift. Fatah was born in the city of Aleppo, I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to revive the city. I mean,
he was born in 1970. Okay. And literally 100 years later, 100 years before this city is giving birth to the luminaries of Islam. And 100 years later, as you know, today, the entire city is fully destroyed with no one, no one, no one to even live there as well. I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala, to revive the city, I mean, your army.
He started seeking knowledge, as we said,
at a young age, but then he stopped in the middle, okay. And along with his knowledge that he was seeking, he was getting just generally good therapy from his father, right. And from the family and from people who are around him, his father being in business, and nature, his business didn't do as well, as he used to in the beginning, his father gave him many opportunities, because he would finance them, he would take care of him, he would allow him to study and, and focus on his studies as a science, even when he ended up making some money, he was able to save some of that money for himself, right. So in a very, very early age, he didn't start to go to school, okay, relatively
early for that time. Nowadays, we start sending school kids to school very, very early, perhaps even three, four, you know, pre preschool, and so forth, right. But he started at the age of eight,
he entered school. And like a person, he was very smart and very intellectual, he picked up a lot in a very short period of time, his reading ability became very good, refined, to a degree that after he left, just a few years of early schooling, he was now able to read almost perfectly that still to a degree that even the elderly within the society would ask for him to read so that the all of the above and everything is read perfectly. This was a very early portion of his life. But after that, as I said, he got occupied with business and life again. Okay. So
you can see over here that even if you become occupied for a portion of your life, doesn't mean you don't retreat back to knowledge. This is what he did. Mr. Michel fury, he also became occupied with life, at certain moments, he became occupied occupied with politics. But after that, a loss of kind of what data allowed him to come back and retrieve back to the life of knowledge at again. So around 19 years of age, he comes back now, to regain the ability to learn, he enters into a school known as madrasa casaya. Okay, in this mother rasa, which is basically now kind of like a high school, he's learning Luma shutter.
Now, one of the things to note is that in a number of places in the world, and perhaps Malaysia as well, there are different types of high schools, okay. And normally, especially earlier on where the interdisciplinary studies weren't really there too much. Normally, what they would do is that and till today, in certain countries, Saudi Arabia included and other places, where if you did not necessarily have a shot at a high school diploma, then you don't go to it or you go somewhere else, right. And if you do end up going into shadier, Interdisciplinary Studies, then you won't normally perform as well. Right? Because you have less time that you spent spent in your studies and so
forth. So he had the opportunity, the blessed opportunity to learn in a
in a shadowy High School, okay, within which a lot of different scholars were there so his early education was all done during this phase his early education meaning his early Islamic education Before that, he was learning to read and right
then Allah subhana wa tada blessed him to go to Jamia
and Allah subhanho wa Taala In fact, bestowed upon him a great great blessing when he went to Azur because he was able to meet with a number of different scholars of whom inshallah along with Allah will mention a few as well after he completed his degree as hub along with the studies that he was doing with the scholars outside and along with a very, very regular and keenness that he had of visiting and collect visiting bookstores and collecting books. Okay. He had a very, very spectacular library. Okay.
Along with all this after he graduated from as hell, he did a, a short Diploma in education as well. And that's why when you look at the life of Shahab, the Buddha in the books as you read through the books, you'll see that he looks like an educationalist the way he's writing the way he's teaching, and that's why he was able to reach to a lot of people because he had a background in education just as he has had a background in shediac
As well, and he collected that very, very well together in the book that he wrote about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. And the educational theory of Rasulullah saw sent him right, that was one of his masterpieces. And he himself writes to us, and tells us of a number of the shoe that he had studied with.
And he tells us that one of the most early shoe that he had studied with was a man by the name of Lisa albinoni. Okay.
And he describes each one of his shoe that he listed, of course, he has many, many shoe over 190 Xu, right. But he describes the main ones in a very, very beautiful way it could tell you, or it is telling of the feelings that she had the fact that he had towards his teachers. And that's very, very important to note, because a number of times us as students of knowledge, we have teachers and we see something wrong with them. These are also human beings, they may have seen something wrong with them as well, but they only keep within themselves the beautiful memories that they have of their teachers. And these are the memories that shake up the Fatah ever with the recording of his
teachers, including the likes of Isa albinoni and Ibrahima sileni. That's another one of his great teachers as well. He describes him to be a person who would cry a lot, a person who you would benefit from his knowledge and actions, likely, likewise, and of course, none other than Him met all the above. Now, these are all scholars, they should have you no biographies on their own, so I won't get into their lives. But nonetheless, I will mention some of the most famous and prominent names and perhaps some points around them. Another one of his shoe kind of skipping a few. Another one of his shoe. Actually, I'm skipping a lot the majority, I'm just bringing out the most important ones
according to my reads. Okay. Mustafa subsidy. Mustapha subsidy is a scholar who has missed the people who are entitled shake with Islam, okay. There are a lot of scholars historically known as sacred Islam, a lot of people know only Tamia and Shepherd Islam. Not the case. Historically, lots of scholars were given this title. And of course, entertained, Mia was one of them. He defended the idea that he should be called chiclet, Islamism. Most of us saw that he is a scholar,
that is of the highest caliber, you can almost consider him something similar to the prime minister of the Ottoman Empire. Okay? Because remember, scholars historically had a lot of power as well, perhaps a lot more than today, even today, you see scholars that end up having political influence and power as well. So for instance, Sheikh Abdullah bin beja, not too long ago, he used to be also very politically involved in his original country where he is from Mauritania, so most of us have been, he was this great scholar, and he left behind a work, which is very, very impressive. And that is his work mostly for the elite. This is a very, very important work, in which he debated the
philosophers of modern day, a lot of times, people remain occupied in historical philosophy, and so on and so forth. Right. But in reality, the face the challenges that we're facing today's secularism, the challenges that we're facing today, from atheism, the challenges that we're facing today, from all of these different isms, from feminism from all of these different isms, they are more important for us to exert our energy to really face them, because those are the ones that are affecting the lives of the masses negatively, in much more clear and much more obvious ways. Okay. Another one of his scholars was and teachers was Mohammed zighy, that guilty. No, Mohammed zydeco
said he, one of the things about him was that he had written a lot against even Tamia and against the Salafi movements and so on and so forth, which led to, which led to a lot of a lot of negativity towards him, as well. Okay. And that led in turn to negativity towards you have the habit with that. Now, he has before two choices, two choices, he can either this own one of his most prized teachers, okay?
Because he's living in a country where perhaps it's not favorable for him to continue to affiliate with Mohamed zygosity.
And the second choice that he has is he continues to uphold the idea of a student of knowledge that he is my teacher, I will respect him, but that doesn't mean I obey Him and everything he believes. Right. And the second one comes with outcomes, as I said, especially because of the situation that he's in, is living in Saudi Arabia. And remember, at that time, a lot of different scholars were attempting to discredit chief Abdel Fattah Abu Dhabi. I'm not going to get into that a lot because they say qalamoun a cronut. Wha wha wha the statements of scholars of old are just to be taped up and put away and we don't necessarily narrate them on but very briefly
I will, okay, very and the reason for that is because I want you to realize that no one reaches the heights except that they are tested very severely. Okay? I shouldn't do nasty but I'm via the greatest of people who are tested are there ambia after them understand what I'm saying after them comes the more perfected and more perfected, right? So whoever is has a certain degree degree of perfection, Allah will give him a test, according to that level of perfection and that level of strength up to Allah pedrini as the prophets or symptoms that a man is tested, depending on how much religiosity he has. So one of the tests that he had went through, she hadn't Fatah Buddha was done
to him. They had written to him and they asked him to grade Schiphol Bonnie's book on
on Shakira to Hawaii, okay, he has a part on it. One particular point shifting abahani and under Fatah, Buddha, the Buddha disagreed on. Okay, when they had that disagreement.
What happened next is that they remain friends, essentially. Okay. The way the disagreement came about is zahira. Shah wish he gave him a copy of the book of
the new print, which is the key part at the bottom. She had said he had Buhari. Okay. And this happens to be so he has well, brackets sorry, this is from Buhari and this Hadeeth happens to be authentic as well. So shake up the fact that said if it's from Buhari, we don't need to say so high. Because when we say it's a high, it ends up looking as if, in reality, there's also the decent Buhari as well, right. We don't need to repeat the fact that it's because Buhari is already authentic. You know, this is already established within the oma. So you told that to and, of course, making it very summarized, you're told back to the printing company. And then, you know, things
remain normal so far, eventually, shift use of a federal law, he and a couple of other scholars, they met together one day, they were just having a meeting. And she called Danny was there as well. And she called in for that Buddha was there as well. And they started discussing this point ship, Yusuf Al qaradawi, brought it up and they started discussing this point. And when they discussed this point, and when things started to get a bit salty, okay. Now late, but still, they settled afterwards. Now, later on, shall ban issues of the Buddha, he wrote a an academic criticism of the book, and he gave it to the kuliah. Okay. And that led to a lot of different problems within his
life, which he reported, and he extensively spoke of, in his book caddy Max, which I think the shape was discussing, as well. Okay. And anyways, the reason why I'm bringing all of this up is because there's every single scholar who ends up exerting positive energy, there will be negativity coming towards their direction as well, for one way or another. Okay. And sometimes it doesn't have to be a bad person, but there's just a natural existence of jealousy between people who happen to be of the same level of the same era of the crowd. Okay? That's very necessary for you and I as students or knowledge to know. And remember, because if we ever hear something evil of a scholar, and we hear
and we see that they're perhaps drawn from the same level, then we can immediately say to ourselves, perhaps, is jealousy, we don't accuse anybody. Perhaps there's some other intentions behind it. We don't accuse anyone. But when we are dealing with those issues, we should know that every single scholar of great calibers went through tests, the moment he went through his test, he died on top of a, you know, on top of the mount by himself outside of the tank, similarly amendment, that he went through a great test as well, himself, right. And many other scholars, they, they went through these tests, some of them these tests, they actually ended up leading to their murders and deaths as well.
Okay, this has happened as well in the past, but she abdelfattah remained very calm. Even if you read his books in which he discussed this matter. You'll notice that despite all of the negativity, he was a person of calm demeanor, demeanor, you can notice that he was exemplifying within his life, a prophetic, very beautiful prophetic character. Okay, the next scholar, or the next teacher, actually, there's many, many teachers, but I think we'll stick with some of the ones that we have mentioned.
Out of the 194 teachers, as we said, some of them, they were people who even shaved up the fact that Buddha disagreed with, okay, but he took knowledge from them. And a great example of that, as I said, is homozygosity on the one hand, and a chocolate on the other end. So both of them are very different, very distinct. characters, very different individuals, very different in their ideology very different in their thought. And despite that, you find that when Jacob did Fatah Buddha is
In Egypt, he's trying to benefit from both of them. He's trying to benefit from each one of them. And the fact that one is different from the other doesn't necessarily lead him to, you know, not benefiting from the, from the other one as well. Right? I asked Allah subhana wa tada to allow us to exemplify this character because some of the students of knowledge will lie. They end up becoming too sectarian, we don't need more sectarianism. We need to take from the life of Chicago photographer with that one quality that is a glaring quality throughout his life. He was not a sectarian man, he was a man who would always attempt to unite the Ummah, he was a man who would
always attempt to if there's someone has a disagreement with him, he would withhold from, you know, talking back, he would withhold from, you know, expressing loud and vicious disagreement, he would withhold from all this to a degree that that book that we were discussing, Kenny Max, write that book, he ended up with holding it with him for 15 years didn't release it.
Only people that would come to him, and they would say, we heard such and such about you, people are writing about you, people, they were writing about him for 15 years, he would just say, Well, I have this, you can read it, until finally it got out of hand. And then some of the scholars they said to him, you have to explain your, your situation, what's happening. You know, people are now starting to have negative ideas about you, you have to explain what you truly believe you have to explain what some of these fabrications around you are, at that moment with the shadow of many of the scholars, he ended up releasing that under a lot of pressure. And even that, as I said, if you read
the book, you'll find that he was very, very cautious in the words and the statements that he uses.
to discuss further.
Now, there's a number of books that he's studied. I'm going to skip a little bit of those. But I'll go to the travels that he had done. Okay, I missed the travels that shook up the fata rubberwood that had taken remember, he's from Aleppo. So obviously, Damascus was the closest place to travel. So he did travel to Damascus, he benefited from the scholars of Damascus as well. Similarly, he traveled to Egypt, as we already explained, and he benefited from it as well, the scholars and as how you would attend the other part of a number of different unique and remember, Egypt is a place where there's a lot of unique ideas, people of various different backgrounds, they end up
coexisting, or even if they don't coexist, too well, but they end up remaining there. Right? Okay. This is the reality of Egypt. And for a very long time. It's been the case for a very long time, the Coptic Christians have been there for a very, very long time as well. And even so what I'm trying to say is even other religions, right? Yes, they've declined the numbers, right. When when, when Egypt was first, you know, conquered if you if you want to say that, then at that time, the number of the Coptic Christians was a lot more than it is today. They've declined the numbers definitely. But they have nonetheless existed there. And similarly, within the Islamic sphere as well, there has been
many different characters, many different ideologies and so on and so forth. He attempted to really gain from a number of them, if you look at the names that he was benefiting from, you will notice that very, very clearly. Okay. So during that time, he benefited from most of us already. As we said, during that time, you also benefited from homicidal kill city. During that time you benefited from some of them huddled Hussein Hussein was the first Mufti of it as well, that happened to be from non Egyptian origin, he has a book, some of his fellows have gathered a book, very good book called it Amanda's gamida several volume texts of all of the works of the political scene very, very
spectacular scholar and also a very balanced and great scholar. Similarly shacket as well, similarly has an urban I used to attend also the lessons of hassanal Banda, when he went to the harrowing when he went to be routed Holloman again, you'll see a diversity in the scholars that he's gaining from, he studied from Adam Lee and Maliki the father of seeds, Mohammed Allawi, and Maliki. And he studied for sharp he studied for Mohammed Yes, you know, for Danny, this Asia scene and for Danny, he became really famous because of shirehampton photography, okay, because she had quoted from him or his assignee in some of his books. And that led to
me becoming really famous in the circles of course, he is a giant on his own. But sometimes no matter how giant you are, still needs to be a reason for you to be presented to the people and one of the causes for that was she called the Fatah, abou Buddha. And similarly, he went to India and Pakistan. He went to Iraq as well. ask Allah subhana wa tada to rectify the affairs of the Minato Bellamy and during his trip to India and Pakistan, of course, India and Pakistan were the places that he would very regularly visited.
Especially Pakistan. And from there he gathered a number of different multiple bots, number of different manuscripts that were not known in the Arab world. And that's why if you notice from his books, you'll see that a number of his books actually happened to be from the scholars of Pakistan in India. Okay, what's up, man Earth money, he has a, he has a book, karate illumine Hadees he ended up putting that together. And similarly, other books have a lucknowi, unauthorized Kashmiri and many other scholars from Pakistan, India, he gathered their manuscripts and he brought them to life within the Arab world, okay.
And during his trips to India and Pakistan, or the Indian subcontinent, he met scholars such as Mercurial Candela, he, he met. Also, of course, he met Abu Hassan Ali, another week, he met Muhammad Youssef, Al Candela, with the author of Hayato, Sahaba. And a number of other scholars as well.
And one of the things that he really did at that time was he benefited from the mcta bought the libraries, okay, there's a lot of books until today, I have bought books from all over the world. Okay. I have books from many different countries. And last year, I was visited Pakistan and I went to just the general bookstores, you'll find works authored in Arabic, that are readable for everybody in the whole world that haven't actually left that haven't left, I have manuscripts of works from India, you know, we're shattered. So I have worked from India, that our shaft really works, okay, that have never left the Indian subcontinent never left, South India tilted their talk
there regularly. You know, the famous ones, but three more ain't everybody knows about that, but we're gonna get that one shot. And
that's really famous. But there are books that are, that are a number of different works authored by the author of attorney, marine and many other authors that live there. But they haven't reached the outside world. Okay, so he did a great favor, he ended up taking some of these works and spreading them to the rest of the world. And there are still a lot of other works that that could still be spread. One of the books that he gathered and he was in search for, for a very long time, was a book by Mohammed and will shine Kashmiri, this is a very famous scholar in Pakistan, and India in that subcontinent. And he is really the, they say, Hatim at the scene, he was a very, very strong scholar
of Hadeeth, he had a very strong hafler. Okay, he had a very good memory.
And one child Kashmiri is a person that was a very, very knowledgeable scholar of Islam. Jimmy
and we will talk a little bit about his book in sha Allah, I have gathered a number of points over here from different books of his as well, that I want to highlight. And if someone can also give me the time as well, I will most definitely
keep a watch on that insha Allah, Jimmy.
Now, I must have missed his trips, also, where a trip was a trip that he had made to,
to our number of trips that he had made to Morocco, he had made a number of different trips to Morocco.
And that was based on the request of the king himself.
And he gave his lessons in a guru said hezonia, right. Moroccan kings have a regular habit of inviting scholars from different parts of the world where they end up giving a druce a das. So he was a person who was also invited by the Moroccan King more than once as well. And since he developed this relationship, he used it towards the advantage of him as well. Okay. So one of the things that he did is that he requested that some specific books be printed that are actually McGreevy books that are actually books from that region as well. Okay. So I missed those books, for example, was it not the ended OC now, he is from an undertow, Spain, but they're generally
considered scholars have a negative, okay. And similarly, amongst the books that he requested, be printed also was a
book called atom heat. And these two were printed by the grace of Allah subhana wa, tada upon the, the funds of, of the king of Morocco, by the admission of Shahada.
And similarly, he traveled to Sudan as a teacher, he traveled to Yemen as well. He traveled to Turkey. And you can see over here that when he writes his books off a Hackman submitted dilemma pages from the patience of the scholars, and he talks about left and right. He talks about traveling for knowledge. He himself is traveling a lot. He was an irregular traveler. He's one of the most traveled people in terms of for the sake of knowledge teaching and and pretty
As well, he traveled to a number of different countries to, to gift knowledge to the scholars of those countries as well and to benefit from those scholars as well.
And the fact that we have the ability now to move around very widely, very fast the fact that we can move with much agility these benefits we should take benefit from and and travel right? The horrible burning Otani Futala billion dollar travel for the for seeking the heights, okay. When you travel, you end up seeking the height, certain number of different benefits of traveling. So you ended up a listing all of those benefits are a lot of those benefits in his books of hacking. And then he practiced what he preached as well. So he went to Kuwait, he went to Tunisia, he went to Algeria, he went to Jordan, he went to Palestine prior to the occupation, he also went to Africa, he went to
Somalia, he went to South Africa, you went to Indonesia, he went to Brunei, okay. And he went to Europe, he went to America, He even went to Canada, as I said, his son actually lives in Canada. And a number of other places that he had went to one of the places that he would regularly be in would be Lebanon, because Lebanon was a printing hub of the oma and it remains one of the greatest places places where books are printed till today as well, right? A lot, a very large quantity of books are printed in Lebanon. So he would go there to ensure that his books are being printed while and so on and so forth. He was very keen on printing books. Why? Because he puts all this effort in, he wishes
to get this effort out, okay? He wants to get this effort out, and ensure that Allah Subhana, Allah records his reward.
And amongst the jobs that he had, he had done. A he was a high school teacher for a little while, okay. And he did that very well. And so he was promoted to a university teacher as well. And it's a very, very big skill to be able to teach with people teach people at different levels, right. It's a very big skill. So many scholars, students of knowledge that say we get all this knowledge, we can teach children anymore, right? And, and that's true, it's true, many people cannot do it. But the versatility of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is that he would teach the young you would teach the old you teach the people who are lazy you will teach the students of knowledge you will
teach the people who became the scholars and the heirs of his legacy thereafter as well. And he would teach all of these different people. And I saw this also in my teacher, she has an Abdullah honey, a Buddha, okay, who is the nephew of Chef abdelfattah Buddha, he is amongst the few within the family of the Buddha who actually carried the legacy of knowledge after and took directly from Jacob Fatah, a Buddha. Okay. Shiva has an abalone of wood that he taught.
He taught in every single level of schooling. He taught in all levels of grade school. He taught in university, he taught master's students he taught PhD and he had been teaching for a very, very prolonged period of time. And he taught whilst his uncle was in a job he taught as well. So that gave him a great opportunity. His uncle is in Riyadh far away from the family far away from a Shan in general. Okay, so and this is his family members. So he got the benefit a lot from him. During that time, until very recently, he retired from his teaching position at Jonathan medics road where I had studied as well, whereas we'll find out Shackleton photography, also taught as well. Then he
moved on to Kalia to Sharia in a rehab, which of course later became a grander project and became gender after him. Right. And also, he taught in Manhattan, which was again attached to Jama to the Imam later on as well. And he was one of the founding members of the Muslim World League as well. Okay. So he was working in very, very many different fronts. He even tried to travel to Afghanistan, and the type of problems that were having happening in Afghanistan, he was I missed the people who tried to exert positive energy to stop those problems. Okay, so he was people only know that this side of the shake, were able to mentor and he was very occupied with in reality towards the end of
life, perhaps he did take a lead from other factors as well towards more, but he did have it have a positive influence on the greater society ensuring that the Muslim Ummah is somehow protected from the fitting of this of these times as well. Okay.
And then, last but not least, and this was pretty much the last of his jobs he taught in kuliah to tarbiyah. de la se Islamia in January, and that is where I studied but I went to school there about 19 years after he had discontinued
Come to another aspect of his life, okay, we come to the aspect of life where he would be with the general people, okay? It is very important for a scholar to have his private time to be able to be with books to correct the mistakes that have occurred to produce new knowledge to actually make a movement. But simultaneously, it is just as important for that scholar to be with the oma as well, regularly. And he was definitely with the oma, as he used to have a regular, you know, football that he would do, especially when he used to be in a sham. And in addition to that, he would also have irregular dust every single Monday, and he would have a darts in his teeth as well,
every Thursday, and that she would generally make himself available to the oma as well.
If you look at the qualities of, of the shape, one of the things you will see glaring and I mean, literally glaring, is that the shade had a lot of noodle on his face, right? That's something that you can see and observe till today, if you open pictures of his, you can notice that, that he had a lot of nude on his face. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that may Allah subhanho wa Taala illuminate the face of a person who hears my statements, understands and preserves it and then pass it as on pass, it passes it on, just as he had heard it. The one thing that we know, that is a common denominator in every single writing literally. And that's very remarkable. By the way,
what I mean by every single writing is not books that he would publish anything he would write, okay, even lectures, even anything that he would write would be accuracy and perfection. Okay. And that's why anything that he wrote, kind of became a document that could be used to define the life of shirehampton fatawa. And I say this, with knowledge of the fact that not every scholar has this quality, this is a very unique quality, okay, there's a lot of scholars that have a lot of knowledge, and they end up putting that knowledge, you know, pen to paper, but they do test suite, they do not do to be okay, meaning they do the rough drafts. And they don't do the final copies,
this was a practice done. Historically, before we had computers, pretty much across the board, people would write, and then they would take these papers, and they would redraw them and then put them together, and it would be gone for publication.
Okay, until today, you can see a little bit of that I went to University of Malaya library, and I found old thesis which are handwritten, okay, literally handwritten
master's degree thesis. So you can see that, that there will be sweet and there will be W. Right. So
he would ensure that everything you'd be writing is very, very accurate, accurately written mistakes, of course, were part and parcel of writing, that's no denying that. But many of the things that he wrote were very, very perfected very, very accurately written to a degree that they became document, if you follow some of his children on their on Facebook and things like that, they will just use documents and pages of their father. And they will just post it directly, you can see that they are perfected, you know, even if it's just a little note that he's writing something he found in a book, he wants to put on a small Notepad, and so on and so forth. So the one thing that pretty
much everybody agreed upon, in relation to Sheldon photogra would that was the perfection with which he would write any deal, any pre face, any scholar that spoke of him, anyone that read his books, if you read any of their comments, this is one common denominator, perfection. So this is a call also for us then to ensure that everything we write is perfected, everything we write, is well done. Okay. And I know this also from my shanwa of the law firm, but he, he has written many, many books, many, many books, okay. To this end, we only have maybe 10 1520 out of his books, maybe less, and that have been printed, but in his library, and I studied with him five years in his library, and he
had so many different books, that I would say shift before you, you know, give this to someone else, at least put it as I will see it for me. So when, when there's time, I will take these books and make them how washi of yours because he has in every single book that he teaches or he preaches he has, you know, opens and writes in a very neat fashion that he that he's going to be giving to the students, okay, so anything that he talked, whether it be for creativity, whether it has the hierarchy of the shift, and of course he is writing, I asked Allah subhanaw taala to grant them that Sophia is writing a hashey on Angelina right now, which is almost completed or asked a lot of random
that have yet to complete it. I mean, you're a bit ahead of me. So
the qualities of the shake really are just
Too many. And I think I am perhaps running out of time, isn't it? So,
so I will try to summarize in sha Allah, Allah, some of the qualities and if I am running out of time do come and let me know inshallah Tada, okay.
He was very, very neat, the shape, very nice, very clean. And he had a very good taste of clothing, a very good taste of, you know, drinks a very good taste. Even in one of his books, he talks about how he's getting weaker, and so on and so forth. But he said, I can still eat and I can digest, okay, so he used to, you know, enjoy his food, and so on and so forth.
And this is not to say he would be, you know, just galvanizing food down. No, I'm trying to say that he would ensure that, you know, whatever his eating is good. And he had a good taste for books, clothes, food and drinks.
He would cry a lot, he would cry a lot. And you can see that a lot. When you look at a space. If you look at listen to any of his lectures, it looks as if he's, he's already about to cry. So he had a very, very soft heart, which would tear up as soon as the shake would hear of anything that would make him go towards that angle. Okay. Now, towards the end of his life, the shape ended up becoming sick. Okay. He had a had an issue with his eye. And can you guess why he had that issue? Of course, because of how much you would read. Okay. So because of how much you would read, he ended up, it ended up affecting his eyes, and he had a, an operation and the operation didn't actually go too
well. Okay. The operation occurred in Riyadh, then he had a second operation. And eventually, in the year 1417.
Which is 20 odd years ago, he ended up passing away. And I asked Allah subhana wa tada to have his great mercy upon the show, towards the end of his life. You see, one of the things recorded by Sheikh Muhammad Taqi with money.
Till the end of his life,
he was still busy with writing, authoring ensuring that his works are printed, and so on and so forth. To a degree that I've just a thought, right. Above would, that he was with him, Doctor dishonorable would that he should be no
stranger to Malaysians, right. Because of how, how much he has, how much time he's invested into works on Islamic finance is one of the leading authorities in that field. So she helped us at audible with that, he mentioned that towards the end of his life, when he opened his eyes, he said that has that book been printed?
Has that book been printed? Okay.
And then he closed his eyes. And that was a missed the last things that was heard of, of the sheath. That till that moment, he was keen that what I've written, I wish it it ends up becoming a miss the people so it doesn't get lost, because there's a lot of things that people write and they end up becoming lost. But largely, this is one of the the fears that a scholar has that all the effort that I put in is there someone that is going to be able to gather it together and that is going to be able to pass it on idol. Personally, one of my teachers, one of my very early teachers, Idris zubaid, who comes from a scholarly family, he said that his father, his grandfather, and his grandma
and his great grandfather had collected together a lot of seed in Arabic and Persian. Okay. And he was teaching the Persian very early on in Bolivia, so that you know, perhaps so that I may contribute in fixing this as well. But they had gathered this particular book
of the seed, which was completed in three generations. And then the reason or another, the manuscripts started to become dispersed. Okay, because it was it wasn't put together and not printed. And that ended up leading to three generations of work becoming dispersed it's not entirely lost but at least dispersed. Okay? And when manuscripts ended up becoming dispersed, it's very difficult to put them together right? How she had to ignore Aberdeen was a task to put together in the Hanafi. So now how she had to ignore RBD is one of the greatest works that the Hanafi go back to, but how she took her Aberdeen was put together by two scholars one of whom died in Malaysia.
I'm the Latif fulfil, and him along with one other person they ended up gathering the the the manuscripts together of Hashi Tipner Aberdeen one until finally it was put into print as well. Okay, so the fact that he's ensuring or he's keen on ensuring that his books are printed so that they're out already. They don't end up getting lost the the manuscripts they don't end up getting lost termites.
Don't come and eat up the manuscripts. So perhaps something it's all if it's around in different parts of the world, at least some centuries later, perhaps even if it gets buried, someone will pick it up in this and oh, this was the early part of Shiva
that were that were there. So it's it's an important task and that's why it was very keen on ensuring that his knowledge is preserved.
One of the scholars are the teachers of Schiff, Abdel Fattah was one of the great teachers was multiple factors.
And over here from Mustafa, I just want to record one thing, okay. I want to
for the records, I want to say one very important point. This is a teacher of Shackleton photography, right? He was with him or knew him for about 60 odd years of his life,
maybe more than 60.
And he writes, he says that I bear witness and I'm translating on the go here. I bear witness that over the course of the years, that I have known Abdel Fattah Buddha, I have never ever seen a problem that can be, you know, that can be criticized about his duck wall, about his God fearing this about a scrupulousness about his behavior, about the manner that he had towards knowledge about his loyalty and friendship, about his grace, about his friendship, and about, about his honesty and about his trust. Okay, so this is a man who was his teacher. And notice teachers are the ones who actually see a number of problems because they're the ones there to fix it. Right. So this is a
teacher of his was known him for 60 odd years. And he says, I had never ever seen any serious problems, any problems at all within the lifetime of Shackleton Fatah that I have known him for. Right.
In addition to that, he writes a factor, which is very important. And he said, he was open minded, okay. He said how to eat I mean, with the fact that he was very open minded as well. And he explained that this open mindedness of shirehampton photogra, woulda led him to go go through a lot of problems as well, because a person who has an open mind, they end up realizing that hate could be anywhere in the oma. Okay, so they don't end up becoming sectarian. And that leads to different people who are extremely sectarian individuals in every single party to try to say, why are you listening to that? Why are you reading that? Why are you writing that? Why are you publishing that?
Why are you are you? Right? So he said, This ended up leading to a lot of problems, but he ended up very, very patiently enduring all of those issues. His teachers, as we said, already, we're,
we're 197 teachers, okay. 179. I said earlier, 190 is 179. Our teachers, okay, this is what's recorded, there definitely, probably might be more than that as well. You know, over the years of studying, you end up meeting a lot of different teachers who you interact with, you cannot record every single thing, especially if you're not the one recording, right? Even if you are the one recording, you can't record everything, it's really, really difficult. I myself cannot recall all of my teachers by name, it's a very, very difficult task. So this is a share of the Fatah Buddhist teachers.
It was there's very few people in the world who reached that many numbers and one of the people who had reached or surpassed shift
Buddha in this regard was Sheldon Hale cattani. Okay. Other than that, shut up the fact that there was even more in teachers than many, many of his teachers himself, he was a very playful person with children should have been Fatah Buddha. And one of the signs of that is his, his meeting with shift that they are smiling now he doesn't look like a child anymore. But when he was younger, he said I was still young, my father Mohammed Sheffield with money. Mufti Mohammed Sheffield with money had requested me to write a thought and address that I will address the shape with okay or the attendance the attendees with in front of the show. And in this particular gathering, when he told
them about, you know, the room and how the room is founded and so on and so forth.
shifts the theorist money he explained a little bit about the historical background of the room and other things, okay.
At the end of this shutdown, Fatah Buddha, he said to him, that his eloquence was so beautiful, he said about him, his eloquence was so beautiful that he has, he has shown the negligence of the Arabs in the Arabic language. Okay. And he was a very young person at that time and he writes back saying that he It was probably undeserved praise, but he was trying to
encouraged me at that time. Okay. And one of the things one of the most beautiful things that has been recorded over the life of Shackleton photographer would that is that he used to called she disappears. Barney used to call him the fact to fatten him, he would call him the apple of, of India and Pakistan, okay? And he came to him when he was leaving when he was still a child. He said, If you were an apple, I would have eaten you.
So, he was very playful as well. There are a few Mahalo to Allah Leon who was with children.
ask Allah subhana wa tada to grant us the Sophia to practice and, and to convey
and one of the things we've highlighted this many times, but I'll highlight it again. This is a glaring portion of the legacy of Shackleton. Fatah Buddha, is that he decreased or attempted as best to decrease differences of opinion within the oma, voila, he The last thing we need is more differences of opinion and being at the throat throats at one another right of one another. Because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said that initially, he said, You are better features. The other thing that shaytaan has lost all hope that he's going to be worshipped in the Arabian Peninsula, where I can fit the whole shebang. But he is still very hopeful that he'll be able to
cause problems and mistakes, right. So us as students of knowledge, we have to attempt to decrease these problems as best possible, okay, decrease them mitigate them. So he wrote entire books or perhaps published entire books and hope that people will read these and the problems would in fact, become mitigated and one of the things that he wrote in this particular vein, okay, is a statement
to the same effect that I spoke, but then he said man, Sala salata, he quoted the idea of a lawsuit of law saying, whoever prays our prayer, whoever faces our Qibla, whoever eats our their behalf, then that person is in fact a Muslim. And he has the trust of Allah subhanho wa Taala, the trust of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so do not break the trust of Allah. Then before that, in explanation of this Hadith, he said that, hence our love, and our affiliation and our allegiance in Islam is simply for the sake of Islam. Okay, so long as someone is within the folds of Islam, remember, your allegiance is still due to that individual. Last but not least, okay, even though
I've been given a two minute thing here, I'm just going to mention one story. And I'll finish it off by this, which leaves us on a very, very good note in the life of chef Abdel Fattah hawawa. Now, the lecture also was discussing books as well, I mentioned some books here and there. But you know, I thought mentioning a list of books, which can be read by anybody, right? If you just open this book in dazzle Fatah, for instance, or if you open some of the other books, which have the list of books that can easily be done in sha Allah. So instead of that, I decided to discuss his life more and some of the key factors within his works.
One last story that I want to share is recorded in his piece of the book at the city, the motto, author of Zulu mercy, okay, he wrote this book, he edited this book.
And he published it for the world to know, for the Arab world and the larger world, because this is that his pen, Allah subhanho wa Taala plays Baraka in it. He was in search for this book for a very, very long time, he searched large, you know, far and wide to find this book.
And when he finally found the book, he was very happy Firstly, and he was also on his way back to the airport, he had to leave. He was in Pakistan, remember Pakistan and India, he traveled there many, many times to gain benefit from the scholars of of that region.
And he was in Karachi, in the airport. And as he is sitting in the airport, and this, by the way, is one of the most beautiful signs of how keen he was on time. And, you know, the theme of tourism and, and the real amount, which one of which is one of the books, books that will be discussed on this panel, if it has already hasn't been right. In that book, he talks about the value of time. So this is a sign of how much he valued time, he was sitting at the airport, and all of the amount from there, they decided to accompany him all of the major lemma, including Mohammed Yusuf Al minotti, including and he mentioned a number of the names of the scholars that were there, Mohammed Yusuf
minotti, being who he's the founder of
founder of a general binoria in minority town. It's a very famous school, across from which a lot of bookstores as well. They were all there and a number of other scholars were sitting there. So they came simply to see him off, right. So he said, You know you for them, if you go back to your work and you go back to your duties, they insisted that we're going to stay with you
Until you have until it's your time to leave. So suddenly they announced that the flight will be two hours late. So now he is insisted further that now you have to leave it's two hours late, at least going down. Right? So they said, No, we're going to sit here with you. Now, he looked at himself as a student of theirs, but in reality, they felt they were his students as well. Okay. So they all sat together in the airport, he said, if you are all here, then why don't we read a little bit? Why don't we benefit from our time while we are still over here. So then he ended up picking up
And he started to read the Muppet demo that was written by an amateur.
And it was funny and then they read read some of the Hadith. So you can see even at a moment where people are trying to socialize or or people are, you know, so he doesn't end up wasting the time of the scholars right?
there two hours here, they're going to sit and have conversations about other things. So he decided, Okay, well, we have this book over here. Mashallah, do you mind if I read to you, if you're going to insist the stay over here, at least I can read. So they read a couple of ahaadeeth in another sheet read a couple of buddies. And this is how they ended up spending their time. And tears were in their eyes when they were all departing one another. And honestly, the scene as shut up the fact that what the pain said, is very, very beautiful. And many of the scenes were like one of the things that I that I think is very important, along with this particular gathering, is to gather the scenes from
the life of shape of the Buddha, not just a biography, because if you look through his books, you'll notice that he records some of the scenes that occurred. And one of the things that I noticed in his books, and I've noticed this in all major scholars of the oma is that he was very keen on recording what he would hear from you. Okay. So us students of knowledge, remember that the things your teachers are telling you are very, very important as well. They need to be recorded, you hear it, you record it, have a small binder, in which you record literally record the statements of your your shoe, because how do we get all the statements of food and even food on and Fulani? We got them
because their students ended up recording them. So similarities Jacob did but that would always beautify his books by saying she had her mythological but the box said full and said I heard from him I heard from him. So in addition to the knowledge of the past, he added much to knowledge as well. I asked Allah Subhana Allah to grant us the trophy, to practice to convey and I asked Allah subhana wa Taala to allow us to pass down the legacy that he had left behind and follow in his footsteps. And I asked Allah subhanho wa Taala to have his great mercy upon this scholar of humor should have been Fatah Buddha coming alameen wa salam ala Sayidina Muhammad Ali, you also have the