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Abdur-Raheem McCarthy

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Nabina Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi edge marine Baba

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will continue inshallah tonight, in the series of lectures, we started in the course on the methodology of Dawa.

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And as we started tonight's lecture,

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I want to first of all point a few things out. And that is, first of all, some brothers asked about the notes, if there will be notes and things like that.

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Hopefully, the brothers will have the DVDs ready in general for this course and make it available to the brothers, I don't know their policy. if they'll give it out for free, or they sell it or they do, it's not my job, or I know is there filming it, and hopefully, it will be ready soon after the course, that goes back to the people in the administration, how they go about it, how they do it, I don't know.

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As for the notes in front of me, those of you who might be able to see some of it, it's basically just a line with with dots afterwards. So just basically to remind me what I'm going to talk about, and then I talk, but if somebody wants to take the notes, and maybe from the lecture, add some stuff on, again, feel free, but honestly, time and time again, I get asked for the notes. And I'm only one person, I can't do it by myself. So if somebody wants to make the notes, and then have it reviewed, it's okay. It's no problem with that. But I personally, I can't do it. And I don't have the time to do any more than what I've already done. For another issue was the issue of

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the fact that I might talk too fast. Somebody told me last night, I don't know.

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He said, You have a heavy American accent. I said, Well, I can't do anything about that I'm American.

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But he said You talk too fast. Sometimes. Sometimes I know that I know. It's a problem I do have is when I get pumped up and I'm talking about something, I tend to start talking very fast. I know this is a problem. And when I was giving a lecture and debate, one of the mushiya, who was also living there, Dr. Mahmoud Mohamed, he came up to me and he said I like to lecture at the beginning is going very well. He said when you get to America and you start talking too fast at the end, so Dr. Mundo, Mashallah he's been teaching probably more longer than I've been, where I was born, which allows us a lot of experience. And he told me that when he was with shift alley in Virginia,

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may Allah free him that the shift never used to smile needs to give lectures. So he said, I went up to him and asked him one day, is it is it haram? For the machines to smile? When they give lectures? He said, What are you talking about? No, he said, You never smile when you talk. So he said, I'm gonna start to teach you now. He said, when I looked at my watch, that means you need to start smiling. So he said, hunger level. And he started to smile after that in his lectures. So he said, Oh, do the same thing for you. He said, I'm going to start to look at my watch when you talk too fast. So I said, Hamdulillah, he's not here now. But if I do talk too fast, do not be shy to tell me

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because I don't have a problem with that. And I don't know if I mentioned the story here with another class that I had was with the chef uses that image yesterday when we shall merge it. When he was talking, I was talking to first started missing another class. Okay. So what happened? We were I was in Coburg in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. And I was giving a lecture there. So the brothers in the office of shift Mohammed Salim legit, anyone who was in charge of Islam q&a dot com, they call me and he said, you know, shift, Mohammed, imagine he heard I know him personally. hamdulillah. He said, we heard he heard you were in town. And she had used it as this is in town to

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us. We're gonna have lunch together. And the chef is inviting you to have lunch with us.

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And

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so he came, and he said to me, I want you to join us for lunch. So when I came, even she a few semesters told me, he said, slow down, and you're talking too fast. So you're American, and then another American tells me I talk too fast. That's okay. He said, Man, I'm from Texas, you know. So I'm from the east coast in America and the shadows from the south. So the people in the south, they talk much slower than the people on the east coast. So you'll have to forgive me. If I do that. It's not an intention. And also tomorrow, the brothers, they don't forget, inshallah, Mohammed Omar, they're gonna pass out a form. We want your input on the lecture, we want you to be honest. But

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don't you Oh, it was great. It was awesome. Thank you, if you don't like it, if you have anything you think would have been better, because you all want to benefit. And it's how we must be as Muslims always trying to improve ourselves. Nobody's perfect. And all of us make mistakes. And so our goal should always be to try to strive to improve ourselves in all of the aspects of our lives and channels.

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And yesterday's lecture in the start, we're going to review quickly some of the things we took, what are we talking about yesterday, who can tell me see if you were with us or not.

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The version of download does, but about the virtues of Tao

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We mentioned that there's one famous virtue that everybody always goes to. We mentioned it so anymore. How many virtues that I mentioned yesterday without saying this 1111 who can give me some of the virtues?

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Because it was the job of the prophets it Misato Sam, what else?

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And he said anyway.

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And the prophets and their followers we said is one Jimmy

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it's watching one says it's compulsory upon all Muslims to give Dawa.

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It's the greatest form of jihad Mashallah.

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There as Omar will be victorious, to dour

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now

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that we want the virtues and for the lion with dimensionless dimension 11 of them.

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engineer? Yeah, you get the radiant glow on your face, as the professor said, dimension does what else

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and you will be the best the people if you call to Allah subhanaw taala.

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We mentioned he mentioned it the best for him

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was that mostly and that they will be successful I sent very good.

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He mentioned in the glowing anything else

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as the reward in the life also after the death and not to have them.

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The root word the word engine,

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don't move towards it. That's about it. The only other one that I think nobody mentioned was the fact that it was not just the job of the prophets or Vientiane also, there was one of the things that the Quran focused on talking about our beloved Prophet Isaiah to Salaam. And that he was this is one of his main jobs, one of the main reasons he was sent. So that's all 11. inshallah, we mentioned yesterday, how can we be successful in our dow? What was the second thing which we reached? And then we stopped yesterday, when the event was called, what was the first thing that we mentioned? Now it does, like we mentioned, some is about the importance of and, and we mentioned the

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fact that with knowledge, and giving data at the same time, and acting upon knowledge that it's all one package, as it's going to come clear inshallah, in today's lesson, the knowledge who can

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remind us of some of the is the verses

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farlam and Hola. And Angela was talking to them, but then we start by learning and then you seek forgiveness from your sins. So that's why I prefer a Rahim Allah, He put me as you mentioned last night, and so he has books I Buhari, the chapter Bible in a column in the chapter of knowledge before what, speaking and acting. So now it's important, we mentioned that we must learn first before we act. What else do we mentioned last night? From the

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Alamo? Not in LA Alamo.

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I'm Roman kumala. Dino, to me, says all of these if they're a lower reason decree, the people who have learned from you in decrease. So now this shows us now all these at the virtue of seeking knowledge, what else

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is in the arena? Also?

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Jimmy?

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Jimmy,

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also?

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Nam por la disability? Allah, Allah vasila. What is the secret? I mean?

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certainty, how can you be certain without knowledge? This? How can you be certain without knowledge? also something that scholars of Islam mentioned? What was the first verse that come to the prophets of Allah

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Subhana Allah, he said, I tell him to read and he said to Scylla, this shows you Now the important knowledge of m. and Islam the first hour they came to the process, and it was about all of this shows us the importance of m and Islam. We mentioned that even though he mentioned in his verses the poetry. He called the jihad, the ignorance something last night, we mentioned it, what do you call it? The killer disease, a disease that killed their own cartoon, a disease that kills, so is the danger of jail. And if somebody is ignorant and talks about Islam without knowledge, he will misrepresent Islam and cause more harm than he will good. And we mentioned some examples. People

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will talk about Islam and think they're representing Islam, and they actually cause more harm than good. So we have to be wary of this. So this one was focused on anyone having knowledge and this is one of the keys we talked about the main key, the obsessive Tao we talked about last night, the foundation of Dawa, or the methodology of Tao What is it

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was at the beginning last night when we started out and we're going back to the beginning now,

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the Continental heat, we gave several examples that showed us the importance of concentrating on to heat will give give me some of the examples.

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Montez It was the first order in the Quran in surah baqarah. When you open up the Baccarat on the third page, including the small page at the beginning on the third page in the middle in verse 21, is you'll see it comes out to you the first time

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The first camera in the Koran, which was a Jonas, Robert robocon. And it gets me all of mankind to worship the Lord. So the first is the first number, the first order. And then after that in verse 22 what is the first night?

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The first night The first thing we're forbidden from pilotage delay and dead and lemon do not make to Allah equals or within Allah equals while you know. So it shows the importance of to heat and stay away from ship. What else who can show me some other examples?

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What's the example that all the prophets came with the message of to heed the ayah when a combatant equals Sudan? Why

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do you mean that all of the profits were sent to all of their NATO nations? So they're allowed to worship just one and there will be no falsehood or no false things? worship with the loss of final data? So all the prophets, this was the message and advice dollar? Nobody look at the brother he left inshallah. Well, he knew but in general, we have these mobiles. Now it's important that we focus on not having music on them. Because all of us sometimes we forget to turn it off when it comes into the massages, all that has happened to probably all of us. So it's a it's a sin, to disturb the people in the masjid. But when it's music, it makes it even worse. So if it happens,

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let's make sure that we put our mobile phones without music and what happens in the brother home that he left and I don't know people look at him and future. It's also from the methodology of Dawa they know he didn't say if he sat in front of us and didn't move it would have been something else. So I'm here but in the future, all of us need to focus on not having these musical charms on our on our mobile telephones inshallah.

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What are some other examples? If somebody came to you now and said yes, he, we are Muslims, all of a sailor, Laila and Allah, so what so he took heat to heat while we still focus on this to heat.

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What would you say to him, he said in Mecca, the process and we mentioned the core of his Delon Mecca was to restore heat. How would you refute this person was it's not important that they will in all of us, Elena Watteau Ito Ito II

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Montez in Medina, we mentioned also sort of Baccarat Okay, then in Medina, you see the order about so eight there. So so the Quran Can you continue to talk about the heat in Medina, as well? We mentioned there's about to mention now the Hadith of the Prophet, Sunnah. lohani, who was sending them when he was on his deathbed. The two things he was talking about was the solid until he mentioned yesterday about the importance of tawheed when he was on his deathbed I listened to him so show you the core of the doubt when it started and as he was dying and it was all to focus on to heat and I'ma tell you interesting story. When the moment of doubt when he was in Nigeria Rahim

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Allah and His the Dell after he became very strong in the area, and real the niche in these areas, his students asked him to when are we gonna keep studying to heat to heat the same thing. And these people are very strong. And so he and he said, you know, all the time we take new investments into heat, we start with a soda. We study, he tempted to eat cashew sugar, had all these books and then go back to the beginning we study them again, why don't keep studying them. Let's look at something new, some new things, obviously, they study fifth and also little fifth, and most Fela and all these other things as well. But the main focus of the Dow was on to eat. And he said, I'm going to answer

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this question, but there's a big problem.

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He said, We are in this place next to us a village whatever, we heard a story, any reputable palomo

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that a person had a relation to sexual relations or incest with his mother.

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He said he heard this. So we're gonna go check it out, see if it's true or not. So when he went to the base, he came back to the students and he said

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it wasn't true what we heard. It was a rumor. He said we found what happened is that the person who was living in that house when he went to live in a house, that he slaughtered to the jinn. So he'd be protected from the jinn inside the house, he slotted to the gym. So students have done a low budget with a good as they have done, he did have instance with his mother. And he said now you see why we have to heat to heat the heat. Because the first sin even though it's a major sin, it's disgusting. It's less than the second son I just mentioned to you. He said it

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shows you why we keep focusing on tour history because you still have issues with it. So this is the importance of the doubt of the other products and Amsterdam they focused on to heat but this is also the difference. And we mentioned when he showed the non Muslims we talked to the non Muslims they want to what is the difference between us and you? This is the main difference between us. I see all of us believe in God. But we believe in God in different way. You believe in three in one and you believe in this and that and we believe in the last one. This is the main thing so when you break that down, this has the serious effect on them.

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We stopped last night with a hoodie. Okay minus the hoodies. We stopped on last night when you're ready to be hired on in fact they have a dean

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and we mentioned that it's clear the Hadith which means we said also has a different meaning another meaning a deeper meaning

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Who can tell us what it means another meaning or another benefit we gain from the idea obviously, that whoever Allah subhanaw taala has grant granted knowledge of this religion that he it's it's evidence that he wants good for this person. What else can we gain from this idea another meaning

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notice

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mo mahalo is in Arabic I do not translate in English

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when you read COVID Deen anybody good at translation in English? What do you say how would you say my former McCarver? What it means basically is you understand the opposite of it. And that means that whoever Allah subhana wa tada does not good for that he does not grant him understanding of this religion.

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Now

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Yeah, is that okay? So now these this, this Hadees shows us the importance of seeking knowledge in Islam also the prophecies that have been said

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before vulnerable for Riba Allah coolly Muslim,

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that seeking knowledge is compulsory upon every Muslim What does this mean? Every Muslim has to be a scholar. What do you understand this from the Hadith

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says the basic Hello around azima Malik Rahim Allah surgeon has asked what should we seek What should we do to seek knowledge and what is the knowledge you must learn? He said my 40 Dali VideoMic was related that which is compulsory upon you and your night and your day and that was just compulsory upon you and your name and your date, it differs from person to person. For example, now to know how to make will do properly as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he will do is it watching upon everybody can also everybody must know every Muslim how to pray as the Prophet solution and pray he said some new camera writer Musa Lee pray as you have seen me pray is it was a

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proposal for everybody. Yes, it is.

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Giving the cat or knowing the outcome of the cat knowing how to give the cat the rulings of the cat. Is it compulsory for everybody?

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Now we have two different people. Yes, yeses and noes. We're no no, don't be embarrassed. We're here. We're here to learn all of us together in Chandler. And now sometimes the brothers say something in the lessons will I benefit myself? It's not something we're all here to learning together inshallah. The person was somebody who said yes. We want to know why you said yes. Now.

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Somebody who said yes. That is what I heard a lot of yeses. So don't be shy. Why did you say yes.

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Montez. And that's something that the first thing I thought about when I heard this is that would be a reason why because one of the pillars of Islam. Jimmy, the person who said no, why did you say no?

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Yes, that's the more correct answer with a brother mentioned that there's poor people. So what the brother mentioned the first thing when he said yes, you have to have a general idea about Zakat obviously, because it's one of the pillars of Islam, a general idea, but to know the rules and specific if you're not a student of knowledge, or someone who's in in the field that would have you and you're not don't have any money, then you don't know how you don't need to know how to give what Zakat in depth in detail. Because you're not somebody who has money. Another example is the Hajj.

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You have to know the outcome, the ruins of Hajj, if you if you don't have money to go for hedge, you can't go for hedge. No, but you have a general idea, obviously about hedge. It's one of the pillars of Islam. But you don't need to know in depth what you do when you go to the gym a lot. And you throw in this and you come back and you do another second this 11th day, the 12th day this if you're not going for hedge but once you go for hedge, and there's a problem we face all the time as Muslims is that the Muslim Neverland come and hedge. And then when they go to hedge, they also don't know that common hedge, so becomes a disaster in Mecca. Because nobody knows what they're doing. I was

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telling the students the other day we were studying in the brothers and we're studying the morning, that you'll find that people who come they think they're throwing shade at chiffon. So they'll get the biggest rock they can find. And they throw it from long distance and it comes to happen to me once it comes down to your head.

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So you'll find this ignorance that people do it, you know, because they don't study and they don't know what they're doing when they go to Hajj. So it causes problems. And if everybody to study know and have the knowledge, then we'll be okay. Well, I'm Stan.

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So all of this 101 it shows you the importance of knowledge in Islam, and that we must strive to seek now to learn more about our religion. The next issue, and I remind myself now is something I wanted to say the brothers who are recording something when say the BNF forgot.

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If it's for your own personal use, it's okay. But if you want to make it something public, I would prefer that it's something that's reviewed by the brothers. Sometimes things need to be edited. And know when you're speaking like I said, I'm not reading from a paper. So I do have my notes and frankly that's it. So sometimes I might say something that you know, it should be edited or something like that. When you're in the heat of the moment. You might say things sometimes it couldn't it might not be correct or could have been said better. So usually the brothers who make the things public, they sometimes may have to edit something, it's something normal, so prefer the

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best

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are recording the lecture to use it only for their personal use please, after it's any reviewed by the brothers, I can't stand listen to it myself. But I do have some brothers who review this stuff for me because I'm located, and they'll tell me and if there's anything, they should have been said better or wasn't clear or something like that. So if any, please don't make it public unless it has been reviewed by the brothers first. And

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the second thing that helps us in being successful in our dour is acting upon what we learned and

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acting upon what we learn. And this is what this is what is Maqsood, this is what is meant by learning as opposed to act. Now there are people now who have the doctorate in Islamic Studies and he doesn't implement it. You see no after you see Michel, he's a PhD holder in Islamic Studies and he doesn't act upon it. And this is a problem a lot of people now also focusing on stuff that's not important. You'll find people now they have they have now they study, but they don't implement and it causes problems. I remember one time we talk about the new giving dow and beyond the proper methodology and our some people they focus on the big picture we mentioned last night when

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even at best for the law when he said the element of Bernie, the person who scholar was considered a bunny. He's the one who teaches who what Who can tell me the definition.

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So versatile. Couple of capybara. He's the one who teaches the people that the smaller issues the basic things before the big things. So we have some brothers now who want to focus now, for example, on the 11. Islamia. Is this important Islam. It is some that don't say no, because it is. But their stuff is more important, if you don't want to make will do.

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And they told us he never. I'll tell you an example what I'm talking about. A person now was focusing on the dole Islamia form in Islamic State. And will we agree that 100% that all Muslim states should be together. This is Islam. And we agree with this. However, this person when he went for Hajj with his wife,

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and he's a PhD holder, I'm telling you, when his wife had her monthly menses, he didn't know what to do.

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Because he's busy with something that's in the basics before I got into Panama. So you have to go to some of the chef and asked him. And when the chef told us the story, it's just a panel I remembered when I went in 1419 is my second time going for Hajj, the first time I went by myself in 1418. And the second time I took my wife and 1419. So in a way, obviously I knew that something had to study, because it's possible it could happen. It could happen, such as Pamela, I haven't even graduated from the Arabic department yet. It's something I knew because it's something could happen. And here's somebody who has a PhD in Islamic Studies, and it doesn't know what to do. But he's not

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focused on the basic aim that he needs. And the woman needs.

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Another person who was calling to establish an Islamic State, one of his students noticed that his wife doesn't wear hijab.

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And I'm not talking about hijab, you know, just the new style within when she brings out a little bit to show you what kind of hair she has and what color it is what have you. I'm the only no hijab whatsoever, she has no hijab or nothing on her head.

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So one of the students was curious, he asked him, he said, What are you telling us now Islamic State Islamic State, he said your wife doesn't wear hijab you know? It's curious I'm curious. He said shallow in the Islamic State is for him she will know her Oh inshallah. Allah, Allah. Look at the sequence. And then we mentioned the iOS netformx for Sakuma luminara. This is the basic you start with yourself. And then you start with what with with the others and that's why she offended by Rahim Allah He used to always mention in his tapes, the famous statement of husband had been ramola we noticed a little bunny, when he used to say any Opie modolo to this level polu come up mafia

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calm. And you start by forming the Islamic State in your heart by implementing Islam in yourself first of all, and then it will come and shall after that, and she Has anybody heard this from has ever been done to him Allah He said this, he's always saying these tapes with him Allah. So now this shows us the importance of what I've started with ourselves and knowledge and and our and this has always been talked about our the methodology of Tao or the techniques of Dawa, that discourse about the methodology of Dawa in the future inshallah we've talked to the brothers, we're going to have a course inshallah, about the techniques of Dawa and as a brother shift command monkey, he always

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says, and his famous course about Dell techniques and how to give a shout out in 10 minutes or nine minutes, whatever it is, that he always says, the people come to these courses and they think there's going to be a magic one. You just do this and the person said, well

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it doesn't work like that you have to work hard is going to come in Shell shortly inshallah to be successful in your dour. So after we have learned and learn what we need, what is legit, and we start to learn, we must focus on implementing it. And this is why we learn and you'll find that he man you're a man, you're strengthen your mind and increases with your knowledge and with your deeds. That's what I'll also find out throughout the images mentioned the man right after the man he mentions what I'm going to call ahead and implement an act on the good deeds. So this

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is the key to being successful and being having Baraka and benefit from your knowledge, email, Rahim Allah used to say that I never learned anything from the Summa except for that implemented at least once. And he assumed that he learned from the sooner the prophet SAW a cilium, that he would implement it, what his book is one of the biggest books of happy hour 30,000 edits. And that's just what he put in his book obviously knows much more than that. So anything he would learn from the sun, he implemented least once. And this was the Baraka and what you learn, that puts the blessing what you learn, and implementation.

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And we mentioned upon acting upon your knowledge for yourself. And also, when we maybe go more detail later about this, if we have time being the prime example. And your data is acting upon it, and you benefit first of all for yourself. And then the others benefit.

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The largest population of Muslims today in the world.

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Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, everybody started How many? 20 million 30 million and growing Mashallah. And yeah, I think the other Gulf countries, I don't know why they're not catching them. But a few years ago, Michelle, already voted like 20 million now. They're like, 30 something. Mashallah. So this is a demo for the brothers in the Gulf to also have a lot of kids like this already by this machine learning. So now,

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we find that the largest Muslim population in the world is Indonesia. How did people come to Islam in Indonesia? Because as we all know, as they say, that Islam spread, what is the non Muslim say, by the sword? was any swords in Indonesia when they became Muslim?

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How do they become Muslim through what it is to the businessmen, the traders who went there, and then through their mind how they were treating them, because they were honest to the Buddha to the example, when they saw the difference between them before and after Islam, they saw the difference between them as Muslims, and between the non Muslims used to come and sell stuff to them, somebody would come and he would say, I have this type of material. He said, but it's not that good. It's better maybe this this brother has a better type. He said, this one is good, but it has this problem with it, you have to be careful if you want to buy it. So there was this before you when you weren't

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Muslims, you didn't tell us this. And the other people come who are non Muslims, they don't tell us this. So why? He said, because we're Muslims, and this is our religion. So you see the implementation that I'm in with me, they learned that it's Haram in Islam, and a minute and the people who became Muslims and this is one of giving a good example given a good example as a Muslim how it affects the non Muslims. And this is so important and giving Dawa and this is enough now if you're just a good Muslim, well you have such a positive effect on the non Muslims non Muslims in themselves given down to them as well.

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Yep, also it was mostly a Muslim country, the Philippines in one time, inshallah we'll go back to being an all Muslim country inshallah, in the future, inshallah.

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Now, we're going on to the next point, so about knowledge, but what is a question a lot of people ask, and want to know, how do we gain knowledge, we all know the importance of knowledge. Now, what is the proper way to gain knowledge? How can we be successful in gaining knowledge, this is the key to having a proper methodology in doubt. So how can we go about gaining knowledge?

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Do you mean to find good naturally what else who can also give an example

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started by studying to heat what else

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the Sahaba would not move to another Ayah until they learned the ayah Jimmy, all good things, what else

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to see and what

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a reading Quran the Quran, Jimmy.

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serum.

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sticking to the Quran soon is all good stuff. We will talk about how to gain knowledge. The key to now is first of all is having what

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else having proper sincerity when you seek knowledge. This is the key to being successful and seeking and anything you do in your dow as well as it will come later in Sharla. being successful in your dow being successful in seeking knowledge, you must have proper class. labor's a class isn't something that's easy to have proper across.

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Now, it's not easy. Sure.

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In the beginning, I think sometimes it can be in the in the beginning, but sometimes it can become a fitna later, if somebody for example, and now people come to this, these type of lectures, they have a class they want to learn they want to benefit and better themselves.

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Any student of knowledge when he starts to seek knowledge, he might have a class other people might want to just learn more, they want to have the coffer general knowledge, maybe the class is not 100% somebody else might have pure class when it comes. But then later on, he starts to learn she upon comes

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Two ministers the whisper to him is the danger of not having properly lost the importance of having proper lesson in the greatest book in Islam. After the Quran is what saya Bukhari

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what is the first Hadees and said Buhari?

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In the middle America beneath that barely our actions are judged by intention. The first chapter in poker is what

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is the man or Nasrullah? Why

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is it Why is in burly man so now he had the revelation came to the process and then the Boogey Man does this How does it have anything to do that?

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It doesn't, says were the scholars of Islam mentioned that Imam Bukhari Rahim Allah when he studied his book, The site he, he put this book even has nothing to do with the chapter itself. As a reminder to the students of knowledge we're about to study this book about the importance of the class and follow up with any importance of sincerity and seeking knowledge. This is why he put this howdy and the scholars who came after him as well like the honey and McCluskey in the cam, he put this other scholars as well. And several examples of the scholars who put this hadith as an introduction as an addendum to their books to remind the student of the importance of the helaas

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a question now how can we have

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proper intention and seeking knowledge? What is the way

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to do a very good

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if you talk to the top What do you feel most Montana a lower we'll help you Jimmy all of this is correct. But the best answer I found for this is how to have proper colors and tones and it's an answer that you might not have been in shelter will give us tonight inshallah.

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Rahim Allah he was asked any key for your cleaning philosophy. How is the class when you're seeking knowledge, he said rahimullah and 10 we antiviral gel and Neff sick to man Vedic. So Panama, he said to intend to raise the ignorance upon yourself first of all, and then upon others. This is a person who wants to be in the field of Dawa and have the proper methodology and Tao obviously shall This will help him because his goal First of all, I'm seeking knowledge to raise the rents upon himself. And then when he learns he wants to strive to what to teach the others and that's why in a sutra, the four steps we always mentioned is first and then the IML because after you you have this

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knowledge and you implement it, you want to strive to teach it to other people.

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If you had a class when you started obviously, so this is the popular class is to intend to raise the ignorance upon yourself first of all, and then upon others in the future inshallah Tada.

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Another way

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to help us gain knowledge

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is striving for it.

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As Allah subhana wa tada said, Allah Dena jaha Davina nsdn, home subra when Allah mercy Nene

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in this ayah it's a general idea those who strive for us very well guide into our ways this in all aspects of the religion not just in seeking knowledge, and the most worthwhile and pay attention. We talked yesterday about the importance of the Arabic language, we're talking about which Sora

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we mentioned yesterday the importance of knowing Arabic, we were given an example about a certain surah who remembers

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we're talking about Sorry, I'll repeat the question and yesterday's election, Allah subhanaw taala and help you understand the beauty of the Quran if you don't know the Arabic language, but at the end of the ayah within a Jihad rufina let the unknown What is this the new one What is this one here?

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The Turkey

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Turkey subarna what in Allah lemma Hamas in Turkey in another tech eat that barely those who strive for us the loss of pinata he will be with the doers of good at the end. You see this this technique is emphasis put on it. If you don't understand Arabic language we can see it and say it on nights in Arabic and English and Shalom when I try to learn Urdu maybe then I can do an Urdu to inshallah, well, you're never gonna understand it properly. If you don't know. The Arabic language is important. I always try to say this in my lectures because as oma as Muslims you must focus on learning the language of the Quran, preserving Limpopo province, we understand our religion

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correctly.

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We talk about striving, we see that our scholars, the scholars of Islam, they mentioned the importance of striving for n and yeah.

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Rahim Allah from the scholars of Islam, he said, Len tonnelle in India Rohatyn Jessie, that you will never be able to get the knowledge, why you are relaxed. It's not something that comes easy.

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Something comes very difficult. You never have your if your body is relaxed, you're never going to get the knowledge. And this is always why the people we see the students in universities to be there. And the people who you know say Mashallah, I want to be a student of knowledge. I want to devote my life to Ministry of knowledge. They don't realize sometimes

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of the work that goes into it, and how difficult that is. And so Paula, I was sitting the other night.

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I was doing some research, maybe but I guess what is what, 10 days ago now.

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I started I was sitting there, there was not a part of my body that was not aching. Every single part of my body was aching. And I thought it said spa scholars taught us our teachers, they told us that when you're seeking knowledge, that is going to be very difficult, you have to go through the aches and pains and difficulty of seeking knowledge. I said, what they didn't tell us after

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we start to teach, it's gonna be maybe even worse or more difficult. So it's not an easy path is what you have to realize it's going to be difficult. Someone looked at the stories of the scholars who traveled from city to city, just to seek knowledge. In one of the scars. You mentioned that when I was on this path, from this city, that city, he knows everything ran out, no water, no food, Allah subhanaw taala sent him somebody to take him to the next city, they almost died, to seek the knowledge. So it's not it's not as something that's going to come easy seeking knowledge does not come easy. It's a very difficult path. But you'll see in the end what Allah has a mom chef, I

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mentioned in some of his verses of poetry, that you know, the people who are the full circle or the disobedient people and they like to have the Jerry of the young girl who sings to them and beats on the drum or what have you. He said to hear my pin go across my paper, he said I find more pleasure in it, then. And then the nice people find in their in their sins, as well like somebody who has lived in Islam. And before Islam, I can say it myself that have never found something more beautiful and more pleasure than seeking knowledge. Mashallah, so it's the best feeling. You know, especially when you start you find your research and you find something new about Islam, you understand about

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Islam, there's no feeling like it. So even though it's difficult, and it's a difficult path, the end the pleasure, you find it, inshallah, it's all worth it at the end. So you have to realize you have to strive, and you have to struggle, if you want to get knowledge, it's not going to come easy.

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And 100 on the days we live in, it's become very easy to seek knowledge or to gain knowledge. What are some of the ways that we can gain knowledge,

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internet, you can shift Google right away. Anything, be careful about this. And because sometimes you go to Google and the first thing that comes up isn't that something good. So be careful. And it always if you want to go now and you want to learn something about Islam, make sure you go to a website that is authentic, and it's a good website. I always recommend Islam q&a dot com if you want to know about stuff and all sorts other good websites. But in general make sure you go to the correct website if you can use the internet. But the internet is it's can also be a dangerous thing when you're looking at one of them. Another way is what

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how can we gain knowledge

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books from their books in the easy again now very easy.

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Sitting with the scholars if you have opportunities hamdullah here in Qatar, we see any from even from the whether it's an Arabic or English, you have people coming through all the time, you have people who are living here, you can benefit from him, that is a blessing from Allah subhanaw taala. And we were talking I was talking with the brother the morning as he walked in the masjid. And I just remind him of the story about

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benefiting from the scholars when they were alive. And then he from the people, not just the the scholar, even who have the experience, you benefit from them. And people want to say I wish I had benefit. I wish I had the opportunity to come back and see the brother asked me we're sitting down. And he started mentioning a whole list of big scholars Did you meet so and so did you take from so and so. And this if you study the nuns of Hadith when you see the Lamb of God, they used to always be very proud if they were to have met a major scholar and taking knowledge from him. So the majority of other people we asked about, I was able to say Alhamdulillah that I met him. And he from

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the list of the top three that we strive to benefit from in our life. we're shifting beds, shifting and shifting into Benny, Chef, everybody, unfortunately, him and I never got to meet him personally, obviously through his tapes and his books, I've benefited, but I had the opportunity.

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And I was in the Emirates. And a brother told me that one of the chef's son is my I sponsored and I miss Cofield. And at the end of the life of the shell ban, he stopped meeting with people he wouldn't meet people because, you know, people don't realize when it's cut, your time is coming. A lot of people realize that. And I think the shift for him a lot he realized this. So I want to focus more on seeking knowledge. And towards the end of his life, and even all of his life, he would sit 17 hours a day, seeking knowledge and learning and benefiting himself and then Muslims. So now

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he had two days left on my visa as a student in Arabia for my visa finished my karma or my exit visa with it at that time. So I want to go back to Saudi Arabia. So I said I'll change my ticket, even with the money I have, even though I needed it as a student, I don't have much money. I said I'm willing now to go to Jordan. I says go and just give some to the ship. And from Jordan, I'll go to Saudi Arabia. He said no one other time. I said, Well, let me shift my dad. You never know. It's possible. So let's go now. I tried. I tried he wouldn't go. So Pamela it was only a few months, probably. Until then we got the news. And I still remember the day. I still remember I was sitting

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in my house. I stumbled I picked up my mobile telephone, and I call one of the students of the ship and asked him

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It's true. So Rahim Allah Ramadan wasI. I didn't get a chance to meet him. And this came up because we were talking about CIF elbow the man who passed away recently, Rahim Allah and Saudi Arabia from the major scholars in San Arabia. And the Buddha asked me, did you get a chance to sit with him to benefit from him? I said, I'm gonna several times I visited his office. I said, even though I was very scared of the sheer

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scare this year, I said, Well, I said, I was very I went with some brothers from Canada and America. And we wanted to go to the legends den with the scholars are sitting and benefited from them. And we took him there several trips, as students from Medina went to see him several times to Riyadh went to Mecca to benefit from different scholars that we didn't have in Medina, is a very beneficial thing directly into Lebanon as the scholars head. So we still rent cars. And we and you know, it was the first we have we still talk today, we left each other about them, we had so much fun as soon as I was going on these trips, even though I was dying in one of them. And that was one of the funniest

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trips we talked about, even though we got in a car accident. And we almost died as we're going into the scene. But now it's um, it's a funny story we can talk about. So anyways, and it's the photography, the bad things that become good things, something obviously wasn't good. In the beginning, we had a car accident got stranded because he got caught in a sandstorm and all of this, but it turned out to be very good, a very good trip at the end and hamdulillah. And the best thing of it is that even though we didn't get to see all of the scars, we want to see during that time, that the four or five brothers that were all together, we became very close all students and

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knowledge from the west, we formed a very strong bond during this trip. So chef Odeon went to visit him, we went into the thing, and the brother said, the first office we saw was just solid frozen. So it's going to give him an answer. I said, No, I'm not going to ask you what I'm scared of this year. And I said, I said, Well, if it wasn't for the blessing of Allah subhanho wa Taala she thought it was then I wouldn't know what I know today, because his books have been the most beneficial books for me. And learning. I see Well, he is very, you know, stern in this and so on and scared of I've said I've met him before. And I benefit from him dela. I'm scared to go in. So we went into the

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office. And there he was a chef, his job wasn't here. So stuff.

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But the brothers had met him before so for their brothers went to shift over the office, and he was there. And we have about 2025 questions and with every shape we sat with, and they were important questions about dour and other issues. So we got to sit down this year. And Shere Khan was very straightforward. shinnok What do you like, you know, brothers from the west, we have some questions. So give me the paper the paper he can't understand it. Half of its in English, have an arrow have arrows going up and down? What is this? He said write it down. So I'm scared, you know, shake. So right there are five or seven questions. We have one of the most beautiful cities we ever had with

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any of the scholarships upon law. He sat with us for about 45 minutes an hour to answer all our questions. And he put me on the spot and several times when it came to the Quran. The chef would start the iron and he'll go like this, me to finish it. And I was very scared. But he never asked me any I suffered. I had that I memorized from him that so I didn't make a fool of myself. And so that's you know, when you go and you can see these when you when you get older and seeking knowledge you can benefit from these opportunities. So any opportunity comes the brothers in finance, here. Every time somebody comes through, they what they asked him to come through. I saw on TV one time, I

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don't check which D he came through, he gave the copier. When I was in Sudan, Shakira McKee, when he came back, he was dead, Mashallah was in for an hour and I was doing this. So you see, now this is this is an opportunity, it might not come again. So this one when we talk about striving to seek knowledge missing to benefit from me, I don't have much to offer anyways, but it's something we get to come together, we remind ourselves inshallah will benefit from that. So if you're going to be successful, in seeking knowledge, you must strive and realize that it's not going to be easy. Another way to gain knowledge, one of the keys to gaining knowledge is staying away from sin. Who

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can give me some verses that show us the importance of staying away from sin and seeking knowledge.

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It took a lot we all know Kamala Ito came, you know, here's some different Tafseer about this, which made me was the meaning and it goes really deep blue Arabic language when he said maybe the meaning is other than this. But anyways, all of the scholars use this as an example. So I also have it here to use as an example, which is field law and Allah will teach you as it came in salted Baccarat. So you see now the last one that it says in the Quran, Fear Allah and Allah will teach you another ayah. So where's the fourth?

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Yeah, you're the domino

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in the de la comida for Karna what is the fourth corner?

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It shows you what between that was between the guidance between that was correct. That was just falsehood. So now if you feel a loss about Allah, He will grant you with this for con to know that which is how can that which is about the famous verses of poetry and Arabic language of Yama, Shafi Subhanallah, and this image of Sheffield him a lot. He's got very beautiful verses of poetry. Although all of you who know Arabic, I advise you to benefit from his doing his small books.

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He has an poetry subtitle, I'm at one time, it always happens to me that during the test time, I have difficulty reading what I'm supposed to read.

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I could never do it in university, you know, when they say you have to read this from this page, 300 pages here this, I couldn't do it. So I found myself during the test reading stuff I'm not supposed to be reading. And I like to read, but I can't, I don't like to read what I want to read, I want to read. So one day I came home and I want to change, you know, read something else every day do this, do that do this. So I saw on the bookshelf is the one. So I picked it up from the beginning, his book and poetry. And I just, you know, I fell in love with it. I've heard a lot of it before, obviously, it was the first time I actually read it. So I read it from cover to cover. And I'm

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supposed to be studying for one of my exams, but I'm good. I've never regretted it. So it was all of you to if you have the Arabic to do it. What did he say and the famous verses of poetry about the issue of staying away from sin

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chakotay lavake. So heavy fellowship any electrical mousy

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neuron

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mean that he can claim to work here, who was one of the major scholars of Hadith about his weakness in HIV. And when a chef he complains about his weakness of HIV and HIV, this is something

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strange because he was so strong and his HIV, the famous story of Mr. Malik, or him alone, he gave him a copy of the motto. He was maybe I think about that maybe 13 to 15 I forget exactly his exact age. When he went to email medic. It was a very young man at that time. It went to Mr. Malik, and he asked him for a copy of his moplahs book of Hades, the famous book, so you can read it, and two days. They want it to copy back. And he said it's okay because I have memorized it. As I'm Chef. He said, the whole book said I memorized it a mathematic. But you know, I don't think so today's Niki marazzo. So actually gave him a test on the spot. And he found that he had memorized the whole

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motto. So you can see now what he's complaining about is it's not like us complaining about our memorization. But what's important about this is what did Wilkie or him Allah say to him? He said that I will advise you to leave an RC to leave the sense because barely the knowledge of the last panel down its northern lights and loss of Palo Alto now give his late to give this light to the person who was his policy who was a sinner. So this is the importance of staying away from the mousy, and it's why you might medic said also to a chef, he when he saw him, you know, he said I see the loss of Hannah with Allah has put into your heart light. So not put it out with limited mousy

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with a darkness of sins.

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Before we go into the next point, I remember something in the point before that, which is about acting upon the knowledge as a day, we will talk about the importance of implementing the knowledge.

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And the same story I was talking about. And we thought I was talking too fast. With chef and resident chef uses this there was a sitting before we sit with shifts,

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when chef used in essence was giving advice to the brothers work in the field of delta and further pieces of advice he gave to them.

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And I want to mention this because I said these three things are the key to the methodology of delta the to heed the knowledge and then acting upon that knowledge. He said that the day he has a sixth prayer.

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How many prayers we have in a day as Muslims, five. He said that's for the normal Muslims. He said but for the day we have six

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which is what the tahajjud getting I'm praying at night. He said even if it's just for half an hour nights, and he said well, like if you don't get up and practice for half an hour tonight. We don't want you. I don't want you with this. He said if you don't get up and I am praying for two feet, that also mother will bless you and your dour

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to bless you in your power to help you guide so and so this person needs he died in your being in Las Montana and the last part of the night. This is the way of the senate set you'll notice we don't want you with us. Okay, look at the people who are living for Allah subhanaw taala at this time, I was just recently I was with him in India a few months ago, his health was much better. But during these days, he couldn't even get up from the chair by himself. We had to help him get up during these days. He's better now. But he was having difficulty getting up. And the brothers told me he said well, I said the budget now during the summertime as well. It's about three something. He said

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what is the chef He said he'll go to sleep at 12 o'clock at night. And he'll get up and break down a little for an hour. And as if he doesn't sleep again.

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You look at people who are living for loss of final data and who are working hard. So we see when you talk about striving for the enemy and striving for the Dow This must be a man Ahmed Rahim Allah It was said that one of the scholars of Hadith came to him in the dead. And he was coming to visit bug dead and he stayed with him and his house. So we put in the room for him what he would need at night and from that was the water the brick, just like the flower pot we have today. You still use it for making this ninja. What have you he put this

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In the room with water when he woke up in the morning, he saw that the person didn't use the water.

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The person didn't use the water that's kind of heavy. So he said to him,

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and he was very surprised. He said thought about it. And look at the scholars. He says thought of it, they can still consider themselves to be students of knowledge. Cipolla de la commonly, a student of Hadith does not get up and pray at night. He said animal surfer I'm traveling,

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he said had to follow. He's in love with the coolness of heaven. Howdy.

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Nasim in LA. He said, even if you're traveling, a person who is a student of Heidi, person who follows the Heidi, he has to have a portion of the night prayer. So Pamela, and another thing he said, Rahim Allah, Mr. Mohammed, that was enough. He's Mr. Nina, he left MLA.

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When did he die?

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241. Does. you've ever heard that in 241?

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And he's saying wodgina

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pmla that an all time when such need of the night prayer to get up and pray? And he's in the two hundreds? What would you say if he saw our time? It's upon Allah. And we're in big need of it.

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So this we see this,

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the importance of that, when the people who are successful, the people will always insist on that. You'll see that they strive for it.

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The next thing that will help us in being successful and seeking knowledge is not being shy. And the scholars of Islam always mentioned this, as Mujahid said, Rahim Allah, that meta element in Mr. He will demonstrate that a person will not learn the knowledge who is shy, or who is conceited. And as it came in the Hadeeth of eyeshadow below on her when she said Nima Nisa, and he said, and saw that in either the best of women or the woman I saw because they were not embarrassed to ask about Islam to learn about Islam and the hadith of selama. When the woman on Salim came to her, and said, the loss of power without any, we shouldn't be embarrassed about what is truth. What is truth. So we

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asked her does the woman have to make muscle if she has a wet dream?

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So women not going to have a wet dream just says that as a man can have a wet dream. So she is this is an embarrassing question how many people ask this nowadays? Now as as men, we say even How do you feel kind of embarrassed to say it? So Pamela, so she came to us and asked him about this. And he said, either, if she see any, if she would have something to come, come out to water come out as the man was well, or to ejaculate during the dream, then also she would have to what may loosen the pedal and you'll see now that you can have this to hear you can't be shy if you want to seek knowledge. You have to strive even our best, who was even at us

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because of all of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam used to wait on the door of the Sahaba were older than him to benefit from their knowledge. He didn't say I'm the cousin of the Prophet, you come to me I want to learn. Like nowadays, you want the teacher to come to you. So you can learn some kind of law. So you can't be shy if you want to gain knowledge.

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Here's some verses will even shall about gaining knowledge, six things that Imam Shafi also in some of his verses of poetry he mentioned of how to gain knowledge. He mentioned six things, Rahim Allah

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He said Rahim Allah Aki Lenten al and

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so I'm gonna pick a baby until Celia bibiani. So now he said, Brother, you're not going to learn now that except for six things. I'm going to tell you now. And he and step by step. The first one is the cat.

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What else wish they hadn't gotten to stand in Portola Zamani 16 things The first of them is being intelligent.

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Intelligence is being intelligent. The second one is his when she would mean striving for the knowledge. The second thing is he had a Harrison he had there was a difference between the two and he has any is that now for example here you can see the headers is when you come to the lesson

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is to have maybe is more you continue into stripe or even even harder. So they're both the type of striving and struggling for the knowledge. So a person is healthy comes a person comes to the lessons he has is somebody who wants to learn wants to benefit but he had come later does he revise what he studied? Does he continue to increase himself and knowledge This is the difference between the two inshallah well below zero the blue button is blue. What does this mean?

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That will help you see not money and things like this the things that help you to seek knowledge. Now if you want to go for example, somebody says I want to go to Saudi Arabia.

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acknowledge my summer break, I'm gonna go and sit in Mecca, Medina and study knowledge. Can you go without money?

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Is it possible? So you need money to help you out. And this is one things they mentioned in the biography of Mr. Buhari Rahim Allah, that one of the things helped him be such a great scholar is that his family had wealth to help him and go out and seek knowledge is one of the things that helped him. And this advice now, anybody who has money that wants to give to sadaqa, one of the best things you can give it to as a student of knowledge will lie. Because I lived in Medina for 10 years. And I lived between America and other places in Jeddah. So I was as I was out in the path seeking knowledge for 13 years, without working without a job, just seeking knowledge. I was married

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I had children, so that the times I went through him that I now I'm working on that I don't need, I don't need anything for anybody. But during that time, it was so difficult. And you will be sometimes get down to your last few reality you don't know where the money is coming from. And as a person who is a father and a husband is a very difficult thing. So now you'll find it when you sponsor a student of knowledge, all of this good inshallah will come back to you in the future. So the people have the ability to do so I would advise them to help sponsoring student of knowledge who are going to learn the religion so they can spread the knowledge throughout the room inshallah Tada.

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So it's important having any gadgets, money, all of the need, you need to signals and things to help you when seeking knowledge, or software to study or to lose the money. The seeking to have a teacher that you always trust and go back to that you take from Who is your main shape that you take from you need to have somebody who is your main teacher you take from, like a chef, for example, himself, they always mentioned you my Malik was the main one who we consider his main teacher, well, tourism money a long time, because seeking knowledge, it's not going to come between a night and day and night between a year and two years. And that's what Mr. Panda was said to him. And I said in that

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thing before look at it, they call themselves barley. Paddy is a student of Heidi, even though they were scholars, him and the other guy. He said it was said to him at one time

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they saw him with the ink. And what he called the

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pen, the thing for thinking was he called ink pot. So I saw him with this and he's walking he's a major scholar, major Imam, and he may see him walking, and he has the ink pot with him and the pin. They said until later on tomorrow, and

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he said wouldn't even have this MakerBot with you for you and you've reached what you reach an end. And he told them when it was not being shared man lol macabre. Anyway, I'll be with this input until I go to the muck about until I go to the grave inshallah, because he's always gonna be a student of knowledge. And in my background, as I was telling, were studying fit with the brothers the other day, and somebody came up about how

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the monthly menses for the women, I see this this thing and this chapter is a very difficult chapter, especially for a lot of men to understand maybe the women, it's easier for them because something they deal with, obviously, all the time, he might not commit and he's a magnet. He said, it took me nine years to understand bobbin height and understand the chapter of height and power. And he said to me nine years to understand it. And so now you'll see that it doesn't come like that. It takes time, a long time. And this is the problem that a lot of bulls when they start to seek knowledge, they give up too quick. You'll find three, four years he's been attending lessons and he

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feels he hasn't benefited. So he gives up and stop seeking knowledge. But always doing this when you when the times get rough and people want to give up even if you feel you have not reached the knowledge that you want it to reach. always remind yourself of the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, when he said la Salatu was Salam min Celica periactin el thermosphere, illman sallallahu, ala Jenna, that whoever takes a path

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and this is what I want to point out, he said overtakes the path. To seek knowledge alone will make from a path an easy path agenda. And he said it takes the path he didn't say whoever gains knowledge alone make an easy path for him the agenda, he said overtakes the path. So as long as you have taken the path of knowledge and you're seeking knowledge, Allah subhanho wa Taala and return will make an easy path for you to gender Angelo tala. This helps you inshallah staying firm you think you haven't reached that? One of the things he mentioned here also was the issue of the cat intelligence. So what if you're not intelligent is everybody intelligent?

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People are different ultimately greed is different. Now, Mashallah. I was talking about the shift that we

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passed away recently in Sudan or him along at the end of yesterday's lecture. He was two years older than me when he died 37 years old.

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This guy when he talked to him alone, he memorized everything. Why when he hears it one time, plus it's there. He reads it one time he's memorized it. So let's we'll have dinner. He given he's given him this opportunity, maybe I might kind of read it 10 times and memorize it, another brother 15 other better 20. So people are different. So that's why after the cut, he mentioned the hips and he had, you must strive, persevere to what to be successful. So now, it doesn't mean that you if you're not as intelligent as the next person that you can't be a good student of knowledge. Some of the best terms and knowledge we knew. They were not as intelligent as

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ones put they put more time into the office, they put more time and worked harder to seek knowledge so they were more successful and seeking knowledge. So even if you're not that intelligent, also you can be successful in seeking knowledge and channeled data. The Harrison he had, he hadn't striving, even dalla and seek knowledge is one of the keys. When I went to India recently for the peace TV conference, it was the first time I've ever met Dr. Zakir Naik.

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And

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even when the pictures that were there, it was a very good picture. actually headed on Facebook is what he was telling me. We're set for 10 hours all to do our city, we're debating about different things. So some of the brothers had to go they had to catch a flight. So when they got up, I got up with him. That's 10 hours I'm just sitting close enough you know.

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So I come and I want to go and he said you have to be helped you had stay

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there brother took the picture as he was saying this to be doing like this. So it's very good picture. And because he was telling me you have to stay so actually, I stayed I couldn't go. But this guy doesn't sleep. Mashallah tomato cola. I don't know how he does it. And the brothers see the, you know, the light of how you know, Mashallah, he's so successful. He memorized and he doesn't have his stuff in front of like us now notes. He's got here, he's memorized it. Boy, he works very hard. The brothers told me the first time I came after him, and he's only he's been a week. He's working, working, working night and day. And then even when the brothers told me, they said, even

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though we love doctors, and if he comes to you, and wants to do a show with you don't do it. I said, wonder, this, they say, because what he's gonna prepare, and they're gonna come knock on your hotel door when he's ready. And that might be two or three in the morning, then it's going to go to a Bollywood film, you know?

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So the brother, Mashallah these guys, they work hard. And now after they see that the day and the shift, and when it comes into, he's in the light, and he's much like giving the lectures and all this, and they say, you know, this is what we want, we want to do is what we want to be. Well, that's hard work. It's not easy. The people that the time that people put into it is what you see, it's difficult. That's why I always tell the brothers who are involved in administration, they say, No, tomorrow, we want you know this. Anyway, they think that a person who has since he's learned, you just push the on button because he's ready. It takes hard work to prepare, and what people don't

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realize, and I have the law when I was going to the airport from Khartoum, the brother took me to the airport, was the son of shift Java, Chef Idris, the famous scholar in Islam. And he said the funny things My father always tells me, everybody thinks that since you're a Dyson, sure, a shift that you're ready at all times, Missy, let's go shift and you're similar. You just turn on the on button, enter or whatever, and the power and you're ready to go. It takes a lot of hard work, I said and humbly law, because this man has been giving Dallas before I was born, he's saying this. So people look at you like Why aren't you ready? Why don't you do this? I mean, the basic information

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site any any day has it. And sometimes even as brothers say something is not prepared. It can have more buttock and it's sometimes funny and be better than maybe something that's prepared. And I remember myself, when I went to the peace TV conference, they kept they were these brothers were two preparers. They kept sending us email, email, email, email, this that this, I start to get confused. So as the sister who was the coordinator for myself and some of the other machines, I said, you understand what they're talking about?

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And he said, she said, No, I'm sorry. I'm lost. I said, Well, I saw mine. So I was in Canada at the time was she excited about it? I went to him, I said, she surely understand what you're talking about his emails. He said, Well, my brother, I have no clue. He said, I'm lost. He said, all I understand is the 50 lectures that they want for the TV shows. Now I'm doing that. I said that 50 lectures that I'm there, I'm ready. I have them ready, because it's something I've done before. But I said this other stuff, you know, so one of things we surprised with the opening ceremony, and it was and then it was written in two minutes talking then became an eight minute talk. So if you see,

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when I was going with my students, one of my students asked me, Why are you laughing? When you're going to the microphone, I said, I was laughing because I'm about to talk. And you have 10s of 1000s of people in front of you live audience, and it turns to the millions of viewers that are on and I have no clue what I'm about to say.

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All I can do is laugh, but it came out pretty good. And the feedback I got from the brothers, they seem to like it so humble. So now something is not prepared. I can have any sometimes it can be good. But in general, it takes time to prepare. So the life of a student of knowledge, and the life of a diet is difficult. And there's a fitna that happens to some people now. And I like one of the brothers said because sometimes the person who's a chef or this, they get proposals, proposals for what?

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For marriage, because the sisters see Mashallah the chef and he's calling Darwinists and she has she, I want to be your wife happens a lot. So one of the machines I loaded the answer. She said, I want to be your wife. He said, No, you don't.

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He said, because all you see is the lights and the glamour. You don't know what comes behind it. And it's no she thinks now that Michelle has shifted in the house. He's working. He's busy. So a woman who is wants to be with this and he doesn't have much time. He's always always constantly working, even though he's laughing the other day in my house because one of the ship machines told me one time he said that the woman

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Homer is a student of knowledge is Myskina.

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So as I said, because the whole house becomes a library. So as my son who's very tired getting ready for his next he has to go to school, I took over their room, because I like the AC that he has in his room, but in the my library, so I start to move my stuff into his room, I already have two rooms in the house that Oh, books. So now his bed has become the third part of my library now. So he wants to come to sleep. And it's like 70 books on top of his bed. So I remember what the sheikh told us about the murder of a woman being Myskina She goes, now the whole house becomes a library. So it's a difficult life. It's not the life if people see the glamour. And now a person wants to be a die, he

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has to realize if you're going to be successful, on the path of doubt, you have to strive. It's not an easy, it's not an easy path. And also, we'll see any vice versa. Now one of the machines he was talking about that day, and you split the person who gives you the true advice. The person who gives you true advice. Now some people I'm sure one chip on your brother he was telling us about when he got married for the second time? Well, it's excellent. It's the perfect life. It's this is that. So the other the other shift, he said, Listen, he said that's that's he said, part of it's true, but it's I'ma tell you the other side of it. So he started give us an A c hat. And he said, I said,

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Okay, a woman was involved in dela.

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He said, it's a sword with two edges, a two edged sword, because also, just as the man was involved in Dell was very busy. So is the one who was involved in Dallas. So if a brother wants to marry a sister who is involved in Tao, and being a student also has to realize that it could be the same thing. So it's not all of the things you see in the lights, and it's a very difficult life. And there's only a point out and that's why she says when he told the people who want to become Muslim, about 135 of them, he told them, he always tells the people, you're going to be tested. Now, to come to Islam, it's going to be a path of roses, Allah is gonna test you and your Amen. So also you have

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to realize when you're going to go into the seeking knowledge, you're going to go into the path of doubt that it's going to be one you're gonna have to strive for.

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I think I'm gonna have too much I mean, I talk too much about knowledge. before it goes there then I'll mention one last thing. I have a whole bunch of stuff here we didn't reach Mashallah. Anyways, like I told the students we stay within the morning. Sometimes we'll have to open the door for a question as if I get talking sometimes. I can't stop. So I'm almost done. So you have to forgive me. When shall we still have tomorrow to finish the other point?