Building a Knowledgeable Home

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AI: Summary © The importance of seeking knowledge and learning in order to build knowledgeable homes is emphasized, along with practical steps such as reading the Quran and finding the third area of the title. The command of universal belief in Islam is to obtain freedom and achieve freedom. The importance of learning and practicing daily is also emphasized, along with the need to practice daily and use books and notebooks to improve one's knowledge. The book of the Greatest person in Islam is recommended for teaching children to learn and reward their faith and commitment to Islam. The book is available in various formats, including a PDF book and online resources, and is available for sale in the US.
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Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He will be as married or prison thanks belongs to Allah subhanho wa Taala and may the peace and blessing of Allah be upon his servant and final messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, as to our fellows, my dear respected brothers and sisters in Islam, cenomar alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala that he accept from us, and we asked him subhanho wa Taala that he allow us, just as he gathered us in this world upon piety and goodness, that he gathered us in the paradise to be evenly here to either my brothers and sisters, in Islam and

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Chatelet Allah today I want to share with you some ideas and information about knowledge. The topic has been titled How to make a knowledgeable home or how to build a knowledgeable home. So in other words, we're speaking about an obligation and obligation and Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said, por la buena, el, de bajo Nanakuli Muslim, that seeking knowledge learning learning is an obligation upon every Muslim and that includes male and female. So we're discussing today Bismillah hidayatullah, an obligation just like a solid, just like fasting, Ramadan, and Zakat and Hajj and these obligations that we know and we know their seriousness, and to the list seeking knowledge.

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That is the greatest of obligations that Allah subhanho wa Taala commanded us to add heat. So this is what we're going to discuss bfv dialer. And let me just make this very easy for you. I'm going to discuss this topic of how to build a knowledgeable home in three steps in three phases. Basically, the first part of this talk is going to be about how did Allah subhanho wa Taala introduce new knowledge to us in Nepal? And how did Alaska's origin speak about knowledge in the Quran, that's the first part of the talk. The second part is going to be sharing with you a few stories, a story or two, about some companions about some of the righteous scholars of Islam, and their relationship

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with knowledge and their quest for knowledge and what kind of travels and what kind of efforts they put into seeking knowledge. And I'm going to share these stories with you, in hope, in hope that it serves as an encouragement for us so that we have nilay, Tyler were able to seek a path of knowledge and learning of course, if one was to look into the Quran, you find that Allah subhanahu wa taala, and narrated unto us many stories of the prophets. Why what was the reason of stories of the prophets, just so that they can serve as a motivation and an encouragement for us so that we remain steadfast on the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala until we meet a lot of Xhosa so there is a great

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listen and great valuable lessons we can learn from stories. And that will be the second part of the talk, sharing with you some stories of the Sahaba and of the the righteous scholars of the past, and their journey relationship with knowledge. And then the final part of the talk, we're going to share the evening lay down some practical steps in how one can build a knowledgeable home. So let's start first and foremost with the first part of this talk. And that is how does a low subhanho wa Taala describe knowledge to us in the end? How does the last social introduce us to knowledge in the end? My brothers and sisters in Islam The first thing that we recognize is that the first words that were

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revealed from the Quran, were from Salt Allah when Allah azza wa jal said ipco Bismillah, beacon levy Holla Holla can insert I mean Allah put up a book and a column and levy unlimited column 11 insert an MLM yalom. We are all familiar with these as the first five eight that were reviewed on total solar masala while he was in them, and these eight whether you look at the first or the last day of or the middle as all of them are basically a reference to knowledge they are all speaking about knowledge, the first word o'clock which means read and convey and deliver the message. And that has to do with knowledge, then allows origin in the third area. He says this command again, if

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caught up,

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the command of reading the command of seeking knowledge and learning was repeated twice within few seconds of when gibreel was reading these as on total sama, sama Allahu alayhi wa sallam Did you notice that the command was twice in this in these five areas that were revealed as part of a book and then Allah azza wa jal, he said Allah, Allah, the word Allah, which means that he taught and that is also a reference to knowledge. And then a lot of soldiers said the word Allah column and column is the pen. And that is also a reference to knowledge and lemma insan mellem yanam that Alonzo actually taught the human being that which he does not know. And this is also a reference to

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knowledge, five as the first eight that came down from the Quran. We're all adults.

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knowledge to read knowledge to learn to seek to convey it, to write the knowledge with the pen that allows Zoysia taught taught mankind what they did not know. Allahu Akbar, this was the beginning of Islam. And this needs to be the beginning of every single person's relationship with Islam. The first aid that came from the Quran, were a direction towards to seek knowledge. And so that means when a person has finally made the Toba and has finally turned back to Allah subhanho wa Taala. The first thing he needs to start with is seeking knowledge seeking knowledge is going to save him and seeking knowledge is going to teach you how to worship Allah subhanho wa Taala upon clarity upon

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insight, my brothers and sisters in Islam will book and re seek knowledge and your Lord is the Most Generous, Allahu Akbar. What's the relationship between these two things and mahoma law they see that the more a person reads, the more he seeks knowledge, the more Allah subhanho wa Taala will bestow His generosity upon him. That's the relationship echo bucola calm meaning if you want to see a lost generosity in your life, and you want to see a loss mercy in your life, and you also want to see the Bala get the blessings of Allah azza wa jal in your life and you want the doors to open in your life. All you need to do is read a Quran and you will see a lot of socialists generosity upon

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you, you will see a lot of solutions mercy upon you a flood, a flood of the blessings of Allah azza wa jal would come down upon a person that seeks knowledge and learns knowledge. My brothers and sisters in Islam sootel Allah, we said the first time as we're about knowledge, but then you know, the second part of the soul, the second passage of the soul, you know what it's about, when a law surgeon says can lead in an insert a layup, or all the way until the last of these? Basically, in summary, these are the second passage of salt and allok is about a Boogeyman. It was about a Boogeyman, and about his enmity towards Islam and his animosity and hatred towards also the loss of

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the law while he was alone. And can you see the relationship between these two passages? The first passage was about seeking knowledge. The second passage was about what is opposite to knowledge, and that is your hidden ignorance. And that is in the example of Abuja. He was called Abu jihad. Jihad means ignorance. He was the father of ignorance, he was the head and the leader of ignorance. So Pamela, the first passage said that if you were to seek knowledge, or

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Allah is the most generous, you will see your most generosity in your life, you will see your laws mercy. The second passage was about was about arrogant ignorance which is opposite to knowledge. And at the end of that passage, Allah azza wa jal tells us what is the ending of ignorance, a lot of Zoysia Lee says,

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that he led me into he led us from being nursia that if a Buddha doesn't stop his ignorance, towards the Messenger of Allah towards Islam, we're going to take him by his forelock. This is announced earlier. In other words, we're going to take him and drag him to Ghana, because that's the end of ignorance. That's the end result of ignorance, the Hellfire we're here to learn. And then you notice the last a in the solar was can lead to player who was good work,

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the command of making such that and drawing nearer and closer to a lost origin. And you realize from this, that Allah subhanho wa Taala. He commanded us to seek knowledge, which is the word of God, before he commanded us to make a search before he commanded us to pray, why does that make sense? Because how can you pray if you do not seek knowledge and learn how to pray, Allahu Akbar, therefore, the first and first obligation upon oma to Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was to seek knowledge. And when this area came down, it caught up, which means to seek knowledge and read and learn, and resolve Allahu alayhi wa sallam remained for the rest of his life from that moment, which

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is now 23 years of his life until he died. He was answering the call of UCLA, 23 years of his life, all he was doing in all that time, was seeking this knowledge that he breathed would give him and he was conveying this knowledge and teaching to the Sahaba until it reached you and I until we're sitting down and discussing this knowledge and it'll continue until the last day of law about how huge how huge of a command is this from Allah subhanho wa Taala. My brothers and sisters in Islam,

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any you know that on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanho wa Taala would say, would say to the servants, those that would read the Quran to the believers, he would say to them, well, Ducky, what can I

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do for him and zillah Taka in the

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And read a lot of social he would say on the day of judgment to the believers read and recite and begin to ascend in the paradise they your station your level in the paradise will be with the last a a you used to read and memorize in this life. In other words, how much of the Quran Did you know how many as in the Quran Did you know that will be your level in the paradise but but I wanted to share with you is this that the command of Cora was told to us in this life. And we're going to hear it once again from Allah on the Day of Judgment, when he says cannot read, recite an assembly in the paradise. Now the thing is this, my brothers and sisters in Islam, what an embarrassment. If a

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person never had a relationship with knowledge, he didn't have a relationship with what is he going to read on that day. You see, you can read every single book in this life, from science books, history books, geography, books, novels, fiction books, nonfiction books, read what you like of news articles, watch what you like. But the only book that is going to be read on the Day of Judgment is the end. Every single book that you and I know of in this life will be destroyed will be gone finished. We have no relationship with it. The only book that remains on the day of judgment in which we are taught to read and our level in the paradise will be based on how much of the Quran we

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know is the Quran itself was about and that is the peak of knowledge. That's the master of knowledge. My brothers and sisters in Islam, if you were to look into surah Mohammed Allahu alayhi wa sallam disagreed command in the pseudo la social he told Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam farlam anahola la la la la sosial commanded Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to seek knowledge of the words of a tauheed to seek knowledge of the word la la, la la. And you know what's incredible that most of us think if we read this air, and Nebula Illa Illa law, you should learn and know what La ilaha illAllah is, most of us when we read this ayah what do we think it is? We think this is a

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command from a lot of the disbelievers

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yet so Pamela this command was from Allah to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam while he was in Medina because Sula Mohammed was revealed in Medina. So after 10 years of Islam in Mecca, the command that Allah gives you the pseudo Muslim Allahu alayhi wa sallam in Medina is to learn that La la la la Aqua. Yeah, Gary doesn't also masala usnm nullah in a llama. Why is he being told after 10 years to learn? It's because knowledge doesn't finish knowledge of law a lot doesn't end knowledge of the end doesn't end Keep going. Keep going the competition The challenge here the achievement is going to continue seeking knowledge until the day he dies long ago. So my brothers and sisters in

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Islam we find also Yani just reflections just I'm just sharing with you now as I said in the first part, how a man introduced knowledge to us how Allah highlights the importance of knowledge toss, we find this, make this observation with me. That all our prayers, all our five daily prayers we are commanded to go to the masjid walking to them even if we come late. So if you're going to the masjid, you hear then officiant or other noble you are commanded to walk to the masjid with tranquility and peace, except for one solid of the week. We are commanded to rush toward you know what that is? That is solid to Juma Allah azza wa jal, he said is a new deal. So let me Yeoman Juma

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first sow in a victory lap that if the call for salata Juma is made on the day of Friday, he Allah said first sow rush to the groom or to the remembrance of Allah, Allah Allah. Allah said, Why, why would you believe is commanded to rush to Salatu Juma because what makes that solid different to every solid of the week is that there is knowledge in the solid, there is a hope of being delivered, there is a chance to seek knowledge and learn and draw nearer and nearer and closer for loss of autonomy.

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And he calls for that dilemma he called the victory lair. He called it the remembrance of Allah subhanho wa Taala. In other words, the biggest highlight of sanata Juma is the fact that you're going to learn something about Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, take what I said, and compare it to those that neglect Salatu Juma and compare it to those that are lazy when it comes to salata. Juma and camp

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To those who are only interested in coming to prepare to walk out of solitude, and then go back to their work and back to this lovely life a lot about and the whole point of solo Juma was for that half an hour there so that you can gain that knowledge and learn something about your deen like about my brothers and sisters in Islam. And what I shared with you now are just a few as in the poll and observing how allows origin introduced and highlighted the importance of knowledge. Now, I move on with you to the second part of this talk, and that is to share with you some stories of profits sorry of companions, because profits and the quest in knowledge is a long topic and that is known

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they were the monsters of seeking knowledge. So Pamela, but we share stories of companions of a son of a Tabby in any bear there been people like you and I, it was nothing different. They weren't prophets, but the earth a great status in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Because of the quest for knowledge and seeking knowledge, we look at the story of men above or below solidly a lot

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of men have been up in a house or their loved one who was a companion that Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam appointed him to be a leader of the believers in Nepal if because apart if did not have any leader or a Muslim to lead them and teach them their deed, and there was of men of an urban house he had accepted Islam and Moon his religion sola sola sallallahu alayhi wa sallam sent him from Medina in situ and go from you go all the way to abort if and take up some residents in a pif and teach the people of abort if they did. So as men of an urban household their loved one who, as his Jani doing his normal, a bear that worships during the day solid. He became disturbed in his

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solid shape bond would appeal to him, which a bond would distract him in his solid. So he couldn't bear this any longer. believer a companion wants to be any

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concentrate in a solid he wasn't able to do so every time he says a lot like what shape income stream plays in his mind districts is solid. So he packed up his bags, and he went on to his camel, and he traveled all the way to El Medina. And he went to Mosul, Allahu alayhi wa sallam bear with me that six days of travel from a cliff to Almudena and he went to some loss Allahu alayhi wa sallam to seek knowledge. He said to me, I was all alone.

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He said, I'm praying my salad, and the Shabbat is distracting me in my select? What do I do? And maybe some Allahu alayhi wa sallam said to him, this is a Shabbat, is called heads up. Whenever he comes to you in solid, look to your left and spittle and say our ob, let him in a SharePoint regime look to your left and spill three times and see how we lay him in a SharePoint regime. And a law would remove him from it. So I've met I've been I've been house took this piece of knowledge. What is it? It's a few words four or five words or so most of them said. And he went all the way back to about another six days 12 days of travel, to take five words from the mouth of Rasulullah sallallahu

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alayhi wasallam look at the effort.

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And today we're just sitting here behind our screen and I give you a Howdy. I shared with your buddies that are not allowed to be alone who had to go 12 days to learn these five words alone. Well, you can look at look at the availability of availability of knowledge in our time span a lot of man available hours and his story with seeking knowledge. My brothers and sisters in Islam.

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Only look at the case now of another. Any one of us seller flavor home Allahu taala His name is Bucky Eben malad. Bucky. Have you heard the story? incredible story by Kevin McLean, Ohio law. He had the biggest completion of a high def in the world. But unfortunately, it got lost and we never saw it. However, he has a huge and a motivating and an encouraging story in how he in terms of his quest for knowledge, but even mockolate or him have a local dialect. He lived in Al Andalus which is Spain.

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And he knew about an Imam Ahmed or him Omar who was in El Kufa, which is in Iraq. And this there are there's a journey you can say about 678 1000 kilometres or probably less about four to 5000 kilometres between the two countries. So he heard that there is a scholar known as an Imam Ahmed living in Al Kufa and he wanted to go and learn from him some ahaadeeth So, he took off from Spain, on foot and on his camel. Journey nowadays when we travel around

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In the world, we sit in an airplane for a few hours, and we still complain under a condition in the air, and we get to where we want. Easy, perfect, nice and simple, but even mclubbe he did this entire journey from Spain to Iraq by foot. It took him a month, and it took him about a year any longer than that by him. Allah estimated out two months, he crossed

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Spain went into Egypt, he crossed Egypt, Libya, Palestine, Jordan, Syria, he crossed all these countries until he got to the doors of Iraq. When he got to the doors of Iraq.

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He was informed he was informed that he named Ahmed has been held as a prisoner in his own house is in lockdown in his house. And he's not allowed to give any lesson in any Masjid. This was because of fitness pumpkin. And there was an issue that happened in an Kufa at that time in where he was opposing those who are saying that the plan was created. So because of that, the the only the commander of the Muslims the leader of the Muslims prison in his house, and forbade him from giving any public lessons in the masjid. So when imagine this Bucky Eben mallet, he's on the doors of Al Cooper. And he's told this information only after two months of travel. He's told one more story.

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You cannot see liver Mohammed is giving no lessons. Yet he told me this information when I'm in Spain, not now as I'm on the doors of a London office. They said to him, this is the story. Anyway, he said to them, Take me to his house. I want to go see Ahmed in his house. So they pointed him and directed him to where the mammoth house is. And he went to Alabama Hammonds house, and he saw him and he said to me, mmm, I have come from afar police to seek knowledge and to learn the hadith of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from you. For him Allah He said to him, he said, Hey, what's your name? He said, Bucky. He said, Tamia Berkeley. You know what has happened to me? And I have

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been forbidden to give any public lessons. While longer style. What am I going to do for you? I'm not able to teach you anything.

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he said to me, he said, Tim, where did you come from? He said, Tim, did you come from Barbados? Tripoli, Tripoli, meaning Tripoli, the city that is in Libya? Because he knows that. That's the furthest furthest place an email Ahmed can think of. But he had been mallet or hammer Hola. He said, Tell Mr. Mohammed, I had to cross the ocean to get to Tripoli to get to Libya. Yeah. And he simply cannot imagine what I have been through and what have I have gone through just to get to

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funnyman Ahmed subhana wa he, I felt sorry for Bucky. And he's feeling his pain. So he wanted to help him out. But he doesn't know how to do so. So but P or mo law, he said to me, amen. I have an ID.

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In m Ahmed, he said to Bucky. He said to him, listen,

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what I can do for you, what I can offer you is this.

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You come in the form of a bigger way, the closing of a beggar, and meet me in this alleyway. And I will teach you a hadith a day, under the condition that you do not attend any lesson in Iraq.

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So he said to him house, I will do so the next day, Bucky and malade. For him Omar, he began to wear the clothes of the beggar. And he would go to that alleyway. And when he met Ahmed promised to meet him. And when he would walk around, and he would say an Azure Azure rebelled Allah and Azure. This is a word they used to see when they wanted to beg and ask people for money for anything that would help them for aid. So imagine what would come out of his door out of his house, he would meet him in this alleyway, and He will teach him once

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and then they'll disperse they will go and the next day the same thing and the third day the same thing and he remained like this for one entire year. He learning knowledge and taking knowledge from an Imam Ahmed wahaca look at the quest Look what they did and how they sacrifice to take knowledge. So Pamela, eventually, when an email or however hola was allowed to give lessons once again in in Madrid. He used to point to Bucky Evan mallet and he used to tell his students this is a student of knowledge. This you you think people are students

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This is the proper incorrect student of knowledge Allahu Akbar. And later on it was said that Bucky Evan McMullen. Allah. He got sick. And he was still in this foreign land in Iraq. And he was in a hotel because obviously when a foreigner would come he would reside in a hotel when he got sick. Mm hmm. But notice that he wasn't in the gathering. He told his students where is he they told him he sick, he went to the hotel to visit him. And as he was Lima Ahmed as he was approaching the hotel in Weber key, Evan McMullen mo la was

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the earth began to shake because of how many students and people would follow an Imam Ahmed dilemma Mohamed, whenever he used to walk, he had 1000s of students walking behind him with their pens in their papers and they would just write whatever he used to say. And he went to visit the key Evan McMullen or hammer Hola. In his in his hotel, where he was laying in his bed sick and the openness of the hotel. They were surprised and to support Allah Lima Ahmed, he's coming to visit who is coming to visit who do we have which kind of personality and celebrity do we have in our in our hotel, that in email, Ahmed and 1000s that are coming following him coming to visit Ghana. In other

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words, they realized that the only thing that raised the rank of Bucky of a mallet was the fact that he is Sikh that that he was a student of knowledge. This is what raised him this is what raised him in the sight of Allah and what raised him among the people. This is what earned him a lot of socialists love beef, nilay, Thailand, what earned him the love of the people, his sincerity and quest for knowledge, Allahu Akbar. And this is supposed to be you and I and my brothers and sisters in Islam, especially in a time where technology is available, where books are available, where lessons are very easy to listen. And knowledge has been simplified, easy for us to learn and digest

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a lot about my brothers and sisters in Islam. I reached the final part with you in this talk, and that is sharing with you our relationship with knowledge and practical steps in how are we going to build a knowledgeable home? How do we build a house of knowledge and how do we begin this path of seeking knowledge? My brothers and sisters in Islam, let me share with you something. Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, Listen to this very carefully

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and you know this hadith he said, Man Salah, kopari con el termi Sufi here illman sal Allahu Allahu be here but you can imagine that anyone who takes on a path of knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala will make the path to the paradise easy for him. But I want you to notice something in this Hadith, and the vehcile Allahu alayhi wa sallam, when he described our relationship with knowledge, he used the word el Tamiflu, Tamiflu, Tamiflu meaning a lumps, lumps is to touch something. In other words, this word the term is it implies that Emory sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is seeing anyone who takes a path of knowledge with the most minimal of effort. And what is required from you is the most minimal

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of effort to seek knowledge. A lost promise to him is that he will pave and He will make a way for him to the paradise on what I call the word da W is your relationship with knowledge supposed to be and that means just touch, touch the surface just just have a relationship with knowledge. We're not saying go deep into knowledge and study every matter the total amount discussed and any get into the deep books into the mother books of Hadith and said no, no, no, no, that knowledge is for certain people, for unreal and for those who take on the path of seeking knowledge and teaching to the people and becoming Mufti and and answering the people's question and so on. But the vast majority

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of Muslims, the entire omas relationship with knowledge is supposed to be a tennis. Just keep that simple relationship with knowledge. Just have a touch with knowledge. Don't cut yourself from knowledge altogether, yell at me sue a mohawk about the promise of a law, I will make the path to the paradise, an easy path. In other words, the path of knowledge. The end of it is that it reaches a person until it admits a person into the paradise my brothers and sisters in Islam. Now why do we seek knowledge Why?

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Because it is the closest path to the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa Taala. So now when we speaking about a practical way on how to seek knowledge, the first thing as I said to you, is we need to understand that we need to have just a soft relationship with knowledge. Don't cut yourself from knowledge.

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together just yell Thomas on the surface, the lit the minimum required any effort from your side to need to have in this relationship with knowledge. Now the next thing is you need a teacher you need a teacher along social he said in the ad in need Khadija me mentally magnetic. These are the words of Ibrahim Allah is certainty his father, he said to father, Allah has given me knowledge that he hasn't given you that he said the army medic for tyranny, the castle open. So we see. So here is the thing then, for me, and I will guide you. That's it. That's the equation for ally. For those that are people of knowledge, follow them, what is the result? I will guide you, following the scholars

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following the teachings of Islam, following the student of knowledge, seeking knowledge from them. Medically, it results in the cursor open. So here, I will guide you that way guidance is found to parent a lot. And this is why the ultimate teacher of this oma is also lost on the law while he was alone. And he himself had a teacher and that was gibreel Allah his lab and gibreel Allah His setup had a teacher and there is a lot supanova Dalai

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Lama, and he taught the law. So in other words, you're supposed to number one, we said have a slight touch with knowledge, have the minimal effort in seeking knowledge, could be a hadith a day, an ad, it could be anything, some small knowledge, every single day of your life, something that improves your relationship with a law. And number two, you need a teacher. And that is by attending Islamic knowledge in and massage it by listening to mam's and Misha and students of knowledge and scholars that you trust, you can listen to them online, that's also Alhamdulillah a path in how we are able to seek knowledge, listen to trusted mushiya online.

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Now, in terms of practicality, my brothers and sisters in Islam, there needs to be basically, we can see four subjects that you need to learn every single day, and engage with every single day. And I'm going to give you names of books so that if we let him die, it makes it a little bit easier for you. Number one, we're speaking about a seed that is supposed to be the first subject that you want to seek knowledge in the field. And mahoma law, they used to be amazed. They used to say,

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I don't understand how can people leave this world their life when they die, and they haven't tasted the most beautiful thing in it. And that is the knowledge of understanding the world of a last question. Ask yourself the question. Are you ready to leave this world and not having tasted the most beautiful thing you know, which is the whole end? Like some people when they go to a restaurant, and the restaurant is famous, and it's known for its signature dish, people will be amazed. They'll say, Oh my god, you went to that restaurant, and you didn't have this and this and that kind of dish. And they're amazed you went there. And you didn't have this kind of dessert. Oh,

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you missed out. That's people's attitude in this world, their life when they go to the restaurant, and run into him a whole lot. When they looked at this worldly life. The attitude was how how can a person come to this life and then grew to adulthood, and then grow into old age. And he still hasn't tasted the most beautiful thing in this life. And that is Victrola the word of Allah subhanho wa Taala the understanding and the meanings of the whole and

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so my brothers and sisters in Islam, the first thing you're supposed to seek when it comes to knowledge is knowledge of the Koran. And you do so by reading a deficit, the interpretations and explanations of the Quran. And in my opinion, the best book that explains the Quran to the general people is the CEO of a Saudi, the seed a Saudi enamels, Saudi Rahim Allah and Amanda. Saudi is a contemporary scholar, and he was the teacher of chef. Well imagine a winner of a meal. Why am Allah evanoff they mean Saudi scholar, Mashallah. His work is all around. The Muslim man, everyone has benefited from his work. His teacher is called the chef of the black man in Saudi. He has a Tafseer

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and his stuff see it has been translated 111 English language in 10 volumes. You can either buy it from a bookstore so that you have the book with you, and that's much more preferable. And if you're not able to do so, due to your budget or whatever it is. Then in Hamdulillah, it's available online, you can download the 10 PDF

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volumes, and you're able to read with your family every single day, an area from one to eight, my brothers and sisters in Islam, as a family, gather up, join up and read five acres of land every single day until you finish this book. And when you finish it, start over again. start over again. And Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he said to us,

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that revise the revising the Quran is a worship, and revising, and most definitely would mean to revise the Tafseer of the whole and it doesn't end my brothers and sisters in Islam. The challenge he is not just to read a few pages every day and say, I'm done. I'm done with the book. And I don't need to see the book again, the challenge is who's going to continue revising his knowledge and learning until the day he dies. This is where the real challenge with his knowledge, and that's a person that can be correctly described as he a path of knowledge. And that is the path that will lead him to the paradise. So the first thing is a Tafseer. And I suggest this that you have handy

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with you a notebook and a pen.

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And when you read this stuff, see if you can come across something inspirational, something motivational, then write it down, make a note of it. And this book, this notebook notepad of yours, you should review it every time you're feeling down. Every time you feel sorrow, sadness, worry, you're down, and you need to be lifted spiritually. Go back to that notebook and read those as Gani. When you make a list right? in your notebook, right as to describe the greatness of a law that describe the mercy of a law, the compassion of a law, the gentleness of law, write these down, so that when you're in down in times where you're down, you look at them, and they uplift you be if

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nilay Patel, great Jani, superveloce seeking knowledge is going to have its reward back, it's going to come and comfort you in times of sadness. It will give you that reward, it will comfort you in times of sadness, you know, people need scholars when they go through calamities and tribulation and trials in their life. You asked Pamela, how do they go through it so easily? How do they go through it and it's as lovely what affected it's because now their knowledge is paying them back. They have enough knowledge to learn and know how to manage the situation, how to deal with this situation. So you seek knowledge now, and it will reward you in times of difficulty when you need that spiritual

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uplift. So we said that's the first subject at the sea.

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The sea the Saudi why mahalo. purchase a copy for yourself.

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The second subject that we need to learn is alakija. And I mentioned COVID. First, because Iran has everything in it. It has a lot Peter in it. Number two, the subject of aqeedah, the creed and the belief of a believer, what are the things that we're supposed to believe in? What is our heart supposed to testify in? And when you seek that knowledge of arcada It only makes your faith and certainty in the law stronger and stronger and stronger. So that when you're outside in this crazy world that we live in, and when people begin to to bring out any misrepresentations of Islam or misconceptions about Islam, you're able to stand firm on your deen and no one is able to shake your

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Eman in a loss of Hannah who are direct Why? Because you've spent days and days and months of your life solidifying this man and belief in a law in your heart. So that needs to be the second subject alakija will Akita the best book I recommend in this is a series for chef. ashcan ashcan. He has a series it's also about eight volumes. It's called the creed series, the creed series, well hamdulillah. It's available in bookstores, and it's also available online in PDF format. You can download it and begin to read three, four pages every day, three, four pages every day. It's a series a set of books, a book talks about our belief in a more What should we believe when it comes

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to Allah subhanho wa Taala our belief in the Day of Judgment, our belief in a god, what is it? How does it work? You know, how are we supposed to understand others in our life, his book, also there's a volume about messages about angels, about the whole fight about the paradise. Everything that is unseen to the eye is known as an athlete, which we're supposed to learn about the unseen matters. So get a copy for yourself. It is called

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the creed series, you and your family together. This is how we're building and hold a knowledgeable house now. Read three four pages a day learn that which a lot of social wants you to know. The third subject is actually

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soccer and soccer jurisprudence basically means how to worship a law, how to pray, how to fast, how to give the cat how to give solid, or how to do the good how to keep away from the evil alpha. And the best book that I can recommend this is a book called a summary of Islamic jurisprudence for a share solid unfrozen have a whole lot of dialogue, shows all the info Zeb is a Islamic scholar, he resides in Saudi Arabia. Well, hamdulillah His work has been phenomenal. His work, every part of the Muslim world has benefited from his work. His work is so simple, so easy, so natural, it flows. When you read his book, this is a two volume book summary of Islamic jurisprudence. He explains to you in

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such a simple manner, he explains a lot. How does one perform also, you know, many people ask this question, why are you asking? When you can buy these toolboxes sit down and read and you'll be able to teach others a lot like, well, how to perform a theorem. When do you need a theme in your life? How do you pray? When when can you pray, sitting down? What is sickness? How is sickness classified? Or what is sickness? When is it allowed for a person to sit when he's sick? And when is it not? He goes into deep details you know, about how to fast what you should avoid during the fast what breaks the fasting, and so much knowledge that you and your family can learn in a span of two three years

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if you're to read three, four pages of this book every single day.

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So that's

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and the fourth and final subject I I recommend you to learn. That is similar to Nabi sallallahu, alayhi wa has a seal, a seal of the biography of Your Beloved also the loss of the law while he was under this, this man, this prophet that sacrificed all he had just to teach us the deen of Allah. So isn't, isn't it? His right that we learn who he is, and we learn about his sacrifices and what he went through. And I tell you when you learn the seal of also masala Holly your Salah every single day, if you learn it and read it every single day with your children, it only increases your certainty in a law. It only increases your love for Islam. It only increases your sugar and your

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gratitude to Allah that He guided you to this Deen of Islam. And the best book I recommend in this is our Hakan Mattoon. It's in English. It's called the sealed necta. Once again, Alhamdulillah it's available online as well. So these are four books that you should buy

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the sealed nikto and mobile 40 or himolla. He's the also author of this book. He wrote it again in such a simple manner, simplistic format.

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Yet, it's translated Well, you can read it it's like a story you go from the beginning of the life of also last until his death incredible, fantastic book lot but martial law and what I recommend that you do if you're young, young, young children at seven years old, eight years old, 10 year old children. I recommend that you go into YouTube channel. This YouTube channel is called ikura cartoon. April I q are a cartoon what a fantastic channel on this channel. They have made cartoons yet any about stories in the stories of a Sierra, but they have in their playlist about 55 episodes of co2 Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam in cartoon format. And the source of these cartoon is from

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the book.

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So even though it's authentic, as far as I know, and I've watched most of it with my children, and they absolutely enjoyed it and loved it and I, again, I cannot recommend it more and further enough for you to sit down and watch each each episode is about 20 minutes, 25 minutes, and martial law you will learn so much with the cartoon there. With these images that pop up children can watch children can benefit. Then after the episode sit down, discuss with your children with your family. What did you learn? And like this? These are four subjects every single day today to see it tomorrow. alakija The day after the day after a seal. We read something from the book of Allah Hakan Moto, and then we

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can watch the the episode, the cartoon episode online. hamdulillah everything I told you is free. Everything I told you is free. It's all online. The challenge now is for you to pick yourself up. Be serious, committed, dedicated, motivated. Gather your family now and make this commitment before a loss origin and say all law we want to start out

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knew he was like what we've got a new email 1442 years after the usual, this is the we in now, this should be your you know how people have a new year's resolution when it comes to the Gregorian calendar? Let's have something like this in our deep and that is not to say a resolution in that meaning but make a decision. Make a firm proper decision, what do you want to achieve during the see and take on this path of knowledge. And I gave you those books and those references but if they let it Allah, you can go back to them and you can refer to them and seek knowledge from their beef nilla hidayatullah and have contact with a teacher in your local Masjid with a local scholar, it's very

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important to have a connection with a teacher so that if you don't understand something, you quickly go and ask them and inshallah Tada, they can explain to you only that which you have misunderstood. Allahu Allah, my brothers and sisters in Islam, maybe I took me longer than the time I had allocated for me is a common law hold on for tuning in and listening. And I asked a lot of Zoysia except for us this gathering, believe me that Allah and I asked a lot of Xhosa that he make a source of Baraka and a mercy to all of us and that he reward us all and reward the wonderful brothers that have put this together and organized it on a level higher than Jimmy I was Salam alaykum warahmatullahi

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