End of Year Advice to The Students – Al-Salam Institue 2018-19

Akram Nadwi

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Hi I'm

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Bill aalameen or salat wa salam O Allah said the mousseline.

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Allah Allah he was having he was mentored by Sonic law, my dear respected show you oceti, the burden sisters, those who are watching online. So I feel

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so humbled today at this moment, it's a little bit bittersweet, isn't it? We've achieved so much we've studied, the whole year, we've taken exams, we've all been quizzed and tested by so many teachers, we've made friends, we've had more Sahaba with the show.

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But at the same time, it's all coming to an end with this final session. So really, I see before you my dear brothers and sisters, three choices, and three pathways, which you can take and it's upon you to make these choices as to what direction you want to go in. And these three choices, they exist in students that I've taught, in my years,

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down south in London, and up north in Manchester. The first choice is that your time's asi becomes a fond memory, something in five years time, or 10 years time you think back. I went to a course once upon a time, I learned some Arabic. I learned some Islamic Studies. And that was a good year. I made some friends. Do you remember what Brother Mohammed Did you remember what sister Miriam did? Those were good times? And that was a good place. And every time I think about that, it makes me happy. But I didn't do anything further to it. It just became a fond memory. As the poet said, Zen men told me Robbie hyah Tina fee then the Hema Admiral okati Nell, who won Umrah who was sad that when then a

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masterful at what the heck it This was a time which we took in the spring of our youth. In its shade. We had the most amazing of times, we played and we rejoiced, and there was happiness amongst us. And we had lots of laughs, and lots of smiles. And that was a good time. And there's nothing wrong with that you spent a year studying you spent a year learning you made some good companions. But there are some some amongst you who weren't able to continue. And that's fine. A second choice, which you may have is the one where you look back not in happiness, but in regret. There will be those amongst you in five years time, or 10 years time. And the Arabic and Islamic studies that you

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learn here today you forgotten everything. You will, perhaps attend a course in a future where someone who sat next to you has now become your teacher, because you are learning again, you will now attend the course. And you will still be standing in your prayer not understanding what is being said, not understanding what the Imam is saying to you not understanding what we're only saying to you because you didn't continue on. And this is no longer a memory. This is a sadness and a regret that I could have been in a position where I was no longer a student, but I was teaching other people I could have been in a position where I could understand the Quran, I could have been in a

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position where I benefited others around me be my family, be it My friends, be other young brothers and sisters who come to study with me. And as the poet said, back to Alessia baby didn't really follow muknal buka who will enable via SFM assist to Allah shabby na ho schabel or wrathful Heidi bow. He goes this is a poet with lamenting about his lost youth. And the youth is a time when you have power and energy to fulfill things. Sometime in life. You may not have the time or the energy but when you're young you have this strength, and he is lamenting that he had that ability but now he no longer has it anymore. I cried over my youth with tears from my eyes. But these tears didn't

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satisfy me or nor did my weeping for ya SFM Oh, woe to me. As if to Alisha, Bobby, I am regretting my my old age now who shaybah Watson Sadie Moo my gray hair and my dyed hair this this cause to me that I have become old by later chabahar ballet ballet but yeah, later Shabaab I get all the omen for activator will be my filing machine. And he goes, Oh, Oh how I wish my youth would return to me one day, I wish I had that chance again, that chance that you have now. And you may have next year I wish I had that chance again. And I will tell it what my brain has have achieved IE if I could go back in time and tell my younger self what I should have done, then I would have done that. Or you

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have a third choice. There's a third choice in front of you now. And this is with the capacity that you all have. Everybody's situation is different, but only you

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have the ability and the power to make that choice. And that is when October comes, you roll up your sleeves, you dig your heels in and you do not accept defeat. You do not accept that I don't have the time. You do not accept I don't have the energy. You do not accept that I'm too busy, but you decide for yourself I have started something and I am going to finish it. I am not going to stop until I can open up the horn and understand what is being said. I am not going to stop until the Imams words are clear in my ears, I am not going to stop until I can fit in check accomplice and take benefit from that level. This is where our objectives would be. This is where we don't want to just come for

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one year and leave a half baked piece of bread benefits no one you need to complete something so that it can fulfill this objective you have in your mind to understand the Arabic language to understand the Islamic sciences and using that to become closer to Allah subhanaw taala.

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And as the poet said, Allah padri Allah Azmi tactile as well Ted t Allah, epidural caramel Makka Moo, whatever movie is really similar to what this movie is Aleem. In other emo. He said that difficulties

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they come to the people have resolved according to their level. So if you have a high level, if you have a high determination, those difficulties will come at that level, but you will be able to deal with them. And

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benefits and virtues they come to those people who are very generous, the more generous you are, the more benefits that you will receive. What the other movie is hilarious Aloha, and small, small things. They look big in the eyes of small people. What that's what the analysts are women are they're in. And the

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big thing, they look small in the eyes of those who are big. So it's upon you now to make these obstacles which you see in front of you small, because this is going to be according to how much resolve you have. If you have that resolved that I am going to come back next year and can and keep on studying. By the way, I'm not trying to market a salon. Okay, study with them wherever you want to. All I'm saying is don't give up. Don't give up. I see so much potential in this room. And I said this at the beginning of the year. Do you remember what I said? Who remembers what I said?

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I said when the cost dots, look to your left and look to your right. Many of the people who are next to you won't be sitting next to them the year. These are the people in front who have losted who have struggled and strive and sacrifice to be here week in week out to study and we have huge, huge hopes for the people in this room. And we ask Allah Subhana Allah to bless you, to give you the firm resolve to make things easy for you. We look forward to seeing you all next year. And who knows who knows maybe one day one of you will be sitting teaching a whole group of students so we ask a lot of smart Allah to to make things easy for you to accept all of your actions. And we ask the once upon a

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time to to accept all the efforts of the the administration SLM who facilitated all this for us was the last one I thought to bless our respective shoo, shoo ash Akram just a bit loony and all of our teachers who have sacrificed to be here. And you know, it's been an honor and a privilege to be here with you this year. So please forgive me for any shortcomings.

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Somebody can work with Allah.

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Allah lot head to shape, or stuff o'clock for the excellent reminder was a very comprehensive reminder. And I don't think I can add much to that To be honest, but I just wanted to start off with

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sugar to Allah subhanho wa Taala to gratitude to him for giving us all this amazing opportunity and for allowing us to tread the path of knowledge and it really is a path that Allah subhanaw taala chooses for people. And so those people that Allah subhanho wa Taala has chosen to tread this path they really are, you know, very, very lucky people because they're

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they're taking the drinking from the from the spring of the Quran and the drinking from the wisdom of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam so I just wanted to remind myself Firstly, and everybody to do shocker to Allah subhana wa tada there has given us this opportunity, this amazing opportunity to sit with the likes of shake accom half Eva hula and with all the teachers and to benefit and to be amongst people like yourselves and 100 lots of benefit for me, for me,

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and inshallah with sugar comes x comes zyada comes increase as Allah subhanho wa Taala says in the Quran. So that's that's the first thing I wanted to say.

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And so leading on from that congratulations for completing

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A whole year of studies, you know, it's it's really, you know, one of the things that you'll always look back on, as soon as you start a clock said,

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you is, you know, is I know, he said that, you know, don't just look back at this as if it's a nice time but, you know, still you will never regret this time that you spent, I've not come across anybody that regrets sacrificing time to gain knowledge. It doesn't happen, you know, people regret many things people regret regret spending time and, you know, have you come across those stories, those studies that they do for B, have people on their deathbeds you know, and the regrets that they have in their life,

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you know, they and you can read them, you know, many of them say that I worked too much, I didn't spend enough time with my family, I didn't spend I spent too much time doing this, etc, etc. So, but but you know, this, this, this whole thing about this whole venture in this whole,

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you know, journey is something that you will never regret inshallah. So, take take heart from that and allow that to be a springboard for future inshallah, you will never regret this inshallah. And this is, you know, something for your ophira

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but the third thing I suppose I wanted to end on was, was that

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a couple of things, I suppose, was that Firstly, that you know, just to remind myself that life, life is very short. You know, and years passed by, and decades passed by, and before you know it, you know, you're you were you were youthful. And then before you know it, you are old and you're looking at, you know, meeting Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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And that is the reality of life. So as Allah subhanho wa Taala says, you're living in a hamanaka Puma, Walton Buddha, Summa Potomac, live at what Apple bought in the love of you will be my dominant. Oh you who believe? Fear Allah, Fear Allah, be conscious of Allah subhanaw taala piety, while tumbled Neff, Suma de McCullough, let each so look at what they have forwarded for the next life live. So that should be fair Allah as the parents in Allah, Indeed Allah is aware of everything you do.

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So this is, you know, this is this is this is this should be the driving force in our life, this should be the driving force. You know, I came across I sometimes I listen to health blogs, and to

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some of the people travel with me No, you know, and, you know, they were saying that one of the things that improves your life or increases, you know, they've done this study of these, these explorers across the world, National Geographic explorers, and they've identified five Blue Zones across the world, where people live to very long ages. Right, and one of the one of the key things that they have is that they have a purpose in life. And so they were sensitive, we're advising people to have a purpose in your life, you know, it can be any purpose, obviously, they're advising people to have any purpose, you know, but I was thinking of what greater purpose than to please

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Allah subhanho, wa Taala. You know, and, and to aim for the ark. And also, you know, always, always remind yourself, that your purpose, every day of your life, when you wake up in the morning, just say to yourself, you know, today I'm going to try to make today, my day where I want to just please Allah, and believe me, Subhan Allah, it makes such a big difference, because you're offered opportunities and decisions and dilemmas throughout the day. And when you have this at the back of your mind, when you reminded yourself, you will, the you take a different course, often, because of this, this power that this, this this intention gives. And the final thing was is that,

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you know, I just wanted to

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remind ourselves, that

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our community, in this country and the wider community in this country,

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you know, rarely is in a situation where people who understand Islam properly need to need to be teaching Islam, in the way that the Quran talks about Islam in the way that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam talk about Islam, you know, we have so many problems in our community, from drugs, to violence, you know, to gangs to so many things, so many things. And, you know, and and what, what is really needed and of course, you know, this, this, the people that we that we are living amongst here, they are our people, we should really consider them our people. If you read the Quran, every prophet says, Yeah, for me, y'all call me y'all call me, my people, my people, my people. So we

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should really consider these people to be our people. And we should think in a diary mindset, we should think what makes them

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What hurts them? What makes them what makes you know what will bring what will make them happy? Of course we don't compromise on our religion, you know, but we should always think what is it that I can do to break down barriers, you know, and work and and part of that is to present our religion in the best of ways, in the best of ways. So, and this is I think this is one thing that I think, you know, a Salaam Institute offers and through the teachings, you know, and the benefit of Shaykh Akram is that it gives

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a 100 like a

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balanced

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but but deep understanding of our religion but deep understanding and I think that's a lot of what's needed out there. So we need people to learn their religion deeply and properly and proficiently and then after many years, you know, you know after completing courses then to spread spread that because many people are needed that so Baraka lofi Kumar, anyway, anyway, is Akuma lo Farah and I asked a lot of power that takes up from us all but

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Okay, this man Rahim Hamdulillah, salat wa salam, aniseed, and

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while he was in Santa Monica.

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So those of you who've been following my talks for a little while, know that I either end up laughing or crying. So I'll probably endeavor to do both today. So hopefully keep you entertained.

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Okay, first of all, thank you so much like to thank my mum and dad, without whom I just couldn't have been here.

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And then thank you to all of you who decided to attend this fine gathering rather than attending the mela that's been going on? I know. It was like a close call for some of you. mela Salaam. Mashallah, you made it handler? It's good to see your

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stead of luck, man. What did you did you read my notes, half of the things I was gonna say you Nick.

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Okay.

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So I will talk as an Arabic teacher. I'm pretending to be an Arabic teacher for a while to those people who are studying Arabic because they are my primary concern.

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And I know somebody who probably struggled personally, particularly in the foundation year, you know, it's hard to maybe halfway through the year I think I had this kind of, I just have this diagram I do where I'd start the beginning of the year, they have the smiley face. halfway through the year they're looking really depressed. Hopefully, by the time the exams come, they're starting to smile again, because the Arabic is sinking in there inshallah. So hope, Mashallah, you made it his once it's still here, hamdulillah.

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And I'm not saying this because Salaam is offering me any commission for this, although, that will come.

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Anybody who signs up 10%? Yeah.

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Okay, um, but anybody, some of you may be thinking, you know,

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that's it, forget it. I'm stopping now. But I would really kind of like, urge you not to make that mistake. And I think it would be a mistake, you know, wouldn't, you would regret it going forward.

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Now, I see Arabic is kind of like a rock. That sounds a bit strange, and not because it's kind of rough and nobly and can squash you if you're not careful. Although that may be true of Arabic. But, but more because basically, it's kind of like pushing a rock up a hill,

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learning Arabic. And the problem is, if you stop pushing the rock up the hill, then the rock will start to roll back down the hill again. And you may not get all the way to the bottom, but you'll start halfway back down the hill again, and you'll end up push. And you see people, I've done this course. And that course in this course I've never done is keep starting from scratch again, again. And again. And again, you have to keep pushing until you get the rope to a ledge, where it's not gonna come back down again.

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And that basically is you know, you can read and understand the whole, you know, it's useful in your life and you're not, you're not going to lose it.

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So don't give up until you reach that level. Okay?

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Now, it's vital that you have a clear goal

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that you want to achieve.

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And I say this as somebody who's been in the past and met and maybe regretted some of the not having clear goals or not following through until I got to where I want to do. But for example, I heard the story about

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one student of knowledge whose there's a there's a book of Melaka

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it's quite difficult text and multi focus, like Hi, but he wants you to finish that then cut back on McCarty. And he he went and he studied this book with the sheriff and he tried to study it nine times. He tried to study this book, and then after nine times,

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he thought Forget it. I just can't understand it's too hard and sitting down there. He's sitting down and he watches and he sees an ant.

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In the desert, he soon in the desert. He sees this and pushing this little stone up this little hill

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and he tries and tries to push the stone up the hill little hill. Every time it gets near the top, a little stone wall

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Back down the hill again, nine times the and does this and then on the 10th time the ad manages to push this little walk up the hill

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insistence of you know, am I going to be have less?

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What's the word conviction or than this little and so he went back and he studied the book for the 10th time. And after that he Allah opened the way for him and he became, he finished and he completely understood it.

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So don't give up. You know, just keep doing it. Because like I mentioned, you know, you don't want to you don't want to look back and regret.

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So, I mean, for example, I went over 20 years ago, now I went and I lived in after I finished my degree, you know, they wanted me to do one of these lunchtime talks, I avoided getting it all here.

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I finished my degree SOS and I went to Egypt, I spent a year there studying and as I when I was there, I was doing

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four to six hours, I'd be walking up and down my flat, memorizing, memorizing walking up and whatnot, doing other things to kind of thing got to about 10 years.

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And some from before and some whatever like that after. And then

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my dad came over, I said, Come back, I had a place to come and study in Cambridge, I came back. So he said, you know, come back now do you studies

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that turning point was

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that's one of those points in life. Well, you know, I think

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I saw I stopped I came back. Every year since then, I've been looking and thinking you know, that you I should have stayed there, I should have stayed,

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could have finished.

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You don't want to be looking back and thinking Oh, I should have stayed there. I should have done it. I should have stayed there.

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But you know, I still haven't given up

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to do if now 20 years later.

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I want you to die off it

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or die on the way to doing it yourself.

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And you have to do the same conviction You know, I'm going to learn this language or I'm going to meet Allah being one of those who tried to do it or died on the way doing it.

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Okay, don't look back and think 20 years from now, every year you may think you know, I could have done that could have done we should have stayed one more year SLM. 10%. Yeah.

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Okay, the other thing is when you look around you, I mean, I said, you know, at the beginning of the year he looked and he said, Look around you because there'll be there will be people here

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who you won't find them at the end of the year. And that is true.

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It's true. I saw the sun to be honest, they do pretty well normally when you teach Arabic you start you if you if you end up with 15 20% of the students at U start with you thinking this is good. So SLM is doing way better than that myself.

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Okay.

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But I say the same to you again, now look around you.

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If you don't continue and get to where your goal is, you will meet the same people walking down the street one day or doing whatever or some event or whatever. And they will have surpassed you and gone on and learned what they needed to learn and reach that goal that you had and and you'll be sitting there looking at them thinking you know, that could have been me that could have been me Don't let yourself be one of those people. Yep. Now just wanted to end

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with you know, had the story that Imam Abu hanifa phenomenal, a phenomenal individual Mashallah he he used to give advice to students so he but he gave one particular piece of advice as to a book called The abusive so he said to call the abusive

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treat each of your students like they are you, they're your own son.

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So with that, I just wanted to share with you some things that I say to my own son

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First of all,

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to your car every day, we do call every day

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you know, be good to your mother. These things

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get off your backside go make my cup of tea

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stop bouncing it all these kind of things it's thought I'd share those with you I hope you enjoyed it and hope you enjoyed the year I know enjoy teaching it

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if anybody does come back to give my name to about

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10% inshallah

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I did notice he laughed and smiled once or twice too much. So that's been one of my, you know, defining Can I get to that stage and I know I've done it until especially with a joke at the end. I wasn't sure whether they give me a job next year. So

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hopefully I'm still here. And if I'm not here, you know why.

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partitions can go around but if you want to probably enjoyed the show. slower. Somali comm smilla rahmanir rahim hamdulillah salat wa salam ala nabina Muhammad Allah, your service mine. I think as the brother said, there's nothing

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For me left to say it and to remind you with both I'll try to share with you what I was just sharing with the brothers downstairs.

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I started teaching a salon three years ago. And every year I decided to stop because of family commitment here and there I live for but the love that I had in my heart since I started and the gathering that I see like Miss Mashallah tomato Cola, although, when I came in, I told that those are visitors I asked the teacher or the students or not, because usually I'm in the first floor and the first floor second floor, and that that love that had it in my heart, it made me to confess the second year and third year, and hopefully inshallah, the fourth year as well. It did just remind me of Abu Dhabi, Allahu anhu. When he was, he was a big trader during his time, any time with the

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downside. And then he decided to seek the knowledge like you did you decide to seek the knowledge and you attended Salah he tried to manage between to make the balance between seeking the knowledge and just to be like a trade and have business and to I'm sure that he had the idea is like you had the idea in your mind saying that I'm going to and you know, support myself by having business I can't do this, I can't do that. He tried and tried he could not manage to make the balance. So he chose to leave out the trading and he continued with the knowledge and so Sikander know is very, very important to personalize or sell them said

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in Marshall ambia blah natrue Alan LAN Lana truco Durham Manuel idnr and in Mr. Tanaka LA, what we left behind us, we left the early and if you get there, you get the inheritance of Rasul Allah, Allah. So, there is no wealth that you get from us Allah what he left behind him is the irlam the knowledge and the more you get from Rasul Allah Salah from the knowledge you are getting the inheritance of Rasulullah saw Salah, I was saying earlier, you get inheritance from your parents, you get a limited chair and that chair you will be the other the other shares will be taken by a family members. But with rasulillah salam you take the more you learn the more you'll get from dial

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there is no limit for it.

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One day above or below the low angle as emammal integrated. He said he came out from the message of Rasulullah sallallahu and he went in the middle of the market the market and Medina he stopped in the middle of the market he said yeah hello Sue. Yeah Hello Sue. Yeah, Allah Sue are people on the market they got around him because he wants to make announcement. He said ma jezza calm and can be said my Jesu calm inshallah, for those who are learning or making a delay later on the difference between making a question and the difference between making Tagab astonishment and and and making like amazing about something so they said well my Baca Jada hora, what is the matter they are around

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him. He said, The the inheritance of Rasulullah Salim is being divided now inside the masjid and you're not there to take your share. Hurry up, go inside and get your share.

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They start going one after one. They went all inside the masjid rushing left their slaves looking after the the shops when they went inside, they could not find anything about the narrator said he waited in the middle of the market he knew that they're going to come back. So when they came back they said yeah about hora matakohe What What did you say about you know, we couldn't find anything. There is no world there to be shared by anyone or not people in there anywhere said What did you find and in there, they said we found three things we found people standing praying inside the masjid and what else? He they said we found people sitting reading Quran as normal and what else

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should we found people sitting sitting like you studying

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discussion together what is halal and what is how? He said to them, he looked at them Oh my God.

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That is the inheritance of Rasul Allah is Allah wa sallam go and get shared from that. There is some that you learn it. That is what ROM Sallam left behind him. The more you get from there is a move share you get

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from there, and there is nothing for you in London. As far as I know. I live in London for now about 21 years. There's nothing for

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You in London, the LSAT I don't promote a salon out promote a salon. I will face Allah subhanaw taala with this is not an again I'm going to say this clarify that I'm not taking any share from that any Commission's but you're not going to find you're not going to find caring soft, nice kind knowledgeable teachers on top of all this theme you will find a scholar like chef Muhammad Akram another way we never defined it. That is this is the inheritance. He does a big share. Every Sunday. If you come and you get something or you're getting a really big thing, you're lucky if you are accepted is not say I'm not going to beg you to enroll next year. You're lucky if you're being

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accepted. And if you're lucky, if you're being in the class of Sherpa Chrome.

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You thank Allah if you were there if you are in that class.

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So you need to have something which is I'm good to go shift something else. I mean, I didn't do what I said at the brothers earlier. You need to have something called mula sama, more Sahaba being attached to a shape

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and that is the practice and the the actions of our orlimar from the past. How you get to do that how you going to achieve the beading mulas Emma and mazahub Oda shares none of the shoe that you see them in here. None of the teachers will allow you to be with the teacher 24 hours or 12 hours, the only time they will accept you to be with them the time of the class. After that everyone goes to their way so you don't get to find the time of Abu hurayrah the time for salsa lamb the time of the the determining the time the school is after that when they allow the students to be with them all the time. Even sometimes, like masuk Masaru became like a son of Ayesha mas localista, one of the

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writers of Hadith one of the Greek scholars, it was all the time with Ayesha, he learned all the knowledge from Asia. He loved it, he called his daughter Ayesha, avoid all the knowledge from him, you'll find like ombre, your adult, your or your sister. I'm Robin of the rock man. She was also a big scholar. in Medina, she learned the knowledge from eyeshadow, the lawanna is all to do with the Mullah Zuma, the people who find them having a lot of knowledge, solid knowledge because they had a person a guide with them all the time teaching them, you're not going to find this in London we talk about in theory, you're not going to find this alone. But what you're going to find a London here,

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even to find an institute, opening the doors for you and have fantastic teachers fantastic syllabus, you come and be with them every Sunday at 10 o'clock until six o'clock. That is the best moralism you can do in this century. And don't dream go until you're finding the old ways of malaria mad and being with the teachers.

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It will teach you at least after seeking the knowledge, the two points are going to land them in the one. So you learn you have the knowledge. And above that you're going to learn.

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You're going to learn the etiquette the manners, how you ask the question, how you sit, all of that are then the policies of the Institute. And you're not allowed to ask until you be given permission is not a market all of that you think about it as enforcement from the Institute, but they are adapt the our manners you learn them, how to ask the question how you sit, how you open the book, how you read the institute American syllabus for you from start until the end, that is one of the adapt Nowadays, people outside, they go to get a book and read their their teachers in the WhatsApp and Facebook and internet but you have teachers in front of you that have a body in front of you tells

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you what to study. Starting from this you have foundation here, you can then add in the following here and then the following year, until you get into the top into advanced level and you will be able to sit with your cromolyn from him. And that is all our tickets are length, you're not get to find it. If you are learning from a book, you're gonna find all of this we are learning from an internet or Facebook or whatever in there. So you have to come you have to attend an in the Institute, a Salaam Institute, that is the best place for you to learn. And I would like to see all of you in Sharla next year here, that's the first point the second point you learn after the adab.

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You get to learn correcting your mistakes. We do make mistakes when you are learning. Sometimes when you read you think that sometimes you know, but the reality brothers and sisters, we all people who are on this during the period of learning. We think that we grasp we think that we know that but the reality we don't know. We still don't know. And who's going to tell you that is the teacher. If you have a book you read and you read and you think you memorize what is in the book and you think that you already understood what's in the book. Maybe correct maybe wrong, but who's going to tell you that the teacher

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When is going to give you an assessment when you while you're reading is going to correct your recitation or reading, when you are giving a view and you will correct your you view is wrong. All of that the benefit of being in the Institute, all of that the benefit being studying through a group of teachers, a team of teachers started from scratch until you got into higher level. One day, a person as a copy but also narrated, one person came from far away. He came into the as, as a policy the students of shorba was saying show up. I'm gonna judge one of the great hola Hadith scholars. He said, The narrator said, a person came up as early rajarajeswari. Medusa sure, but he

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came attended the modulus of sugarmill Hajaj. He said close to shorba Rahim Allah. He said, I have a question.

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Ask. He said I came he start with saying the introduction. I came from far away. You came maybe from

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Manchester, or Cambridge or Oxford. He came from a Muslim. He went to it was an era where short Bible had judge he came from from far, far away. And I have a question. He said what destiny he wanted to get. He made a journey he said took me the journey six months to get to your majilis. So what do you want? He said, I want Hades. So what is the Hadees? He gave him had he I can't even remember it the head the the head he talks about Fadil the virtues of seeking the knowledge. And you've got up to the level that when even you're wearing shoes, what made of metal or something like that. He said, I want the chain or this hadith. to narrate this hadith to me. Trauma mill had just

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as soon as he heard that he turned away

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ignored him nowadays of the teacher, if the teacher ignores you, or ignores your question, you'll get upset. He said, Oh, that is bad. That is rude. But that's teaching. That's a part of teaching. Because this person, he made a long journeys very, very, from came from faraway, asking a question that it doesn't deserve all of that, you should ask more important questions like this, and that you're not going to get it from without a teacher. The teacher is the one who's going to advise you. Maybe you hold the book, you're clever, you're smart, you're Cambridge graduate, you're Oxford graduate, you are studying at home, you get in a book, you go straight away to Muslim, it goes

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straight away into a very advanced book. But you did not study also a hadith. Most of it is also a fake. You didn't study also to see it started the language. If you read it, you you can't even read don't know between 13 month old baby and you jumping into something higher than you. And that's what happened to this person. He ignored him. You know what happened after that? This person start crying, getting the attention of Shabalin hug judge. I came from far away, please, bagging. And that's another teaching. If you don't get to the level of bagging your teacher. Yes, bagging. Yes. My bagging in some way? Yes. Yes. Seeking the Hadith, or getting the knowledge, it wasn't an easy

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all days. We have in our history, we have a very tough teachers, because in La manaul. Their aim is no more and the note will not be given to anyone. It will be given given to only those people who deserve it. And I'm sure you deserve that. But you need to continue. And you need to be giving that really shown to the teacher that you really deserve that knowledge. You want to learn and the teacher will open the doors for you as a salon to open the doors for you to learn. So he was begging him asking him and then he said yeah, a hallmark rib or the brother from Missouri, and he gave him the chain had gotten hammered and then went with the chain until Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said

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manana answer Latin odysea valioso Leah hayner you have Kudo ha Alka macabre. So as I said, if you someone slept could not wake up for Salah or someone forgot that is going to pray the Salah, then you pray the Salah at the time when you remember it. That's the time for the Salah. He said this is what you should learn. This is what you if you have a course coming from far away, this would be something like that, that your attention to learn it. It's not anything else is not something that less than that. You have to have priorities. You have to have something important and something less important. You will not be able to know that I'm telling you that with full mouth brothers and

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sisters, even if you are camera graduate, even if you are Oxford graduate, the only person will tell you that the people are sitting in there

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who's going to guide you what you learned first and what you learned second, because they went through this experience, they have years they're learning and that

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They will tell you this, and they are representing a salon. If you don't come to a salon, and that's why you started from this year foundation yet and in the game up with that. So really my request to you keep up this is the Millennium for you. This is really the attachment for the shape and the teacher. Keep up the learning come next year. There's so many things alive in here. Like life in London is not easy. But also remember the dean came to you not in an easy way the Sahaba they struggle or Salama struggle, the tavini struggle, school is struggled as well. So we need to have something remember our era with Rasulullah sallallahu, three and a half years four years accepted

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Islam in year seven. He was the biggest Narrator In Islam. Remember Mujahideen bingeable, the students of bonobos, he resigned on 30 times to even our best means that how many years he stayed with him how many times you decided to hold on to your teacher? How many times you've finished one book from cover to cover to a teacher? How many books you studied.

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Ask yourself,

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look to the COVID abuse of

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him Allah He stayed with you Malibu hanifa, 18 years or 19 years some narrations studying learning from him at the time when his wife was advising him and saying to him that you got to the level, you should have your own circle. He started his own circling Kufa Masjid, competing with his great chair, Emmanuel hanifa. Even if I gave him a lesson, you don't know and who's going to show you that you don't know your teachers there. One day, you might think that we send out our bacon becoming an 11th philosophy, you become like you know, on you know, stop talking, because you have maybe maybe a smart mind and you're good. But the teacher will tell show you that you don't know. They remember

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hanifa tested him and he showed him that you don't know you still need to sit in the circle, you sit you still need to discipline yourself. You need to get that level and up to the to finish everything, then I will give it a mission to go and teach. So that's what we need. That's we need a Mullah Zuma, we need to be attached to our teachers on our shoe. And that is in a common and attending a Salaam Institute because you're not going to find a teacher who's going to allow you to be with him or with her all the time.

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May Allah subhanaw taala give me an idea of the tofik uninstallers monitor Allah make it easy for you to continue next year inshallah. And we'll see you next year. Okay, hello, Hamdulillah, Latina barkhouse Allah.

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I think everything has really been said.

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I'm reminded of that statement similar to what one machete said about the teachers giving advice like shackling like fathers or parents to their children. They said the three fathers, everyone has three fathers, your father that biological father gave birth to the Father world, you've all logical father, the father of your wife is also your father, or your father of your husband is also your father. And your teacher is also like a father. So what's the advice is that really ought to be given in that sort of skirt? Firstly, brothers and sisters,

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colleagues and students really, first advice, really to be given his advice that you've worked hard throughout the year, but it's very, very, you know, tempting to now start resting resting on your laurels, and giving up some of the gains you've made. So I want you to as a first advice, refuse to ever

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fall into self pity. Thinking I've worked so hard, you know, life so hard, never allow that creep into your life, in your personal life. Or in your studies. Allah subhanaw taala says on intercommunity Allah mode for in Allah monochromator lamone. If you are feeling pain and going through difficulty, understand other people who are not on your path, they are also suffering in their paths in seeking the dunya and seeking that so but you have an opportunity to do something and hope for the rewards the blessings, the grace of Allah in a manner which they cannot hope for that in their path. So have hope for something which they cannot hope for. And in accordance, let that

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hope reflect, let it shine that light that glorious light on your path, as you see as you tread this path to him. So don't feel self pity, rather, continuing your efforts.

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Secondly, brothers, sisters, we talk about community a lot and how they need to be given, you know, the source of his sound, understanding you're meant to go back and help them eventually, one of the greatest things that will help our communities and our families will be when we ourselves individually

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we uphold the teachings of Islam in our lives. When you become someone who embodies that guidance in your own life, in your spirit, in your attitude in your mindset, in our attitude and mindset, you begin to hold a type of light anew. And that light is so appealing, so attractive, that it naturally draws and invites others onto that same path. A woman can meet, in fact, a novel, like the one who was deceased, so dead, lifeless. And then they become someone who is guided and upholds the guidance of the pivotal. So the guidance of the Quran, they're like a living person amongst people who are not who should who don't share that heightened level of life. Everyone wants to be living like that

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sort of life. enlightened, uplifted spirits guided enlightened minds, enlightened hearts, enlightened limbs, you have the opportunity through the noise that you are given by your machete and Shu. And that requires brothers and sisters, you to

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us, you really have the integrated life, whereby our minds engaged, our hearts engaged and our actions are engaged. I won't share it with yourselves right now, maybe this will be a speech for another day. But I often break it down into you know, you have this thing called IQ, which is meant to be your intelligent, what? intellectual quotient.

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And that's how your mind works. Then you have another one called naddis Eq, which is your ability to empathize emotionally. There are another two cues, which I want you to remember, IQ EQ, versus me arbit making up the other two cues, right? So the third cue is your mq. Your ability to think with a Muslim mindset, where you integrate how much is my mindset and really thinking like the Koran has guided me, am I prioritizing what it prioritizes Am i d prioritizing that which would be lower, subordinated Have I got that missing out Islamic app, the Quranic outlook, which I'm calling the M key. And then this is the final one, the fourth final one, which is Tiki, i ke, e ki m key, and the

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first one being Tiki. And this is your Tableau questions, where you decide to have the will the determination not just to view life through the lens of being of, of Islam, and I understand that, but you did not determined to live that in your life to to reflect that in my decisions, my judgments, my emotions, my attitudes, my instincts, when I have that, I will hope I will stand as a model for my families, for my communities, and thereby be like that one, a woman turned the meeting, the one who was lacking that guidance, that light, and then they took on that light that from the Michigan Nevada from the example of the pasta license lamp, and then they become this appealing

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proposition to our communities and our families. And as I started, I want to end as well by saying, don't give up by feeling, you know, low and self pity. And I just wanted to share this that I think it was, in the new scientists a few, some periods back, they shed a particular bit of research, they said do you know when your mind actually learns the most, when you think you're learning the least when you're kind of meeting a dead end wall, you know, it's that that Arabic students especially Be mindful of this or that all of us while you're learning something in Hadith, or faith or soul in Arabic, in Quran and you're thinking I'm not taking in anything. Basically, it's at that point, your

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brain is actually forming the maximum number of synapses, you know, neurologic neurological connections, where this knowledge is what's going to become deep knowledge intellectually, cognitively. So don't feel sorry for yourself, don't give up. But rather double down in your efforts brothers and sisters, and understand the vision should be to integrate it into your life with as I said, it aka mq and teak and then inshallah we'll be able to benefit ourselves and our families as well. has also lesson about kind of Sula will hamdulillah her blog, I want to thank really all of yourselves for your company on this journey. I want to thank them shy for the shoe. I feel so

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grateful to Allah, to have colleagues like the teachers, each one of them, I hear them speak. And I feel like I'm reduced back to my days of earliest days of studying. I really want to hurt chef, amen chef,

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Chef.

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She, how come I felt literally like a student in their classes thinking I don't really have anything I can share. They're often myself. I thank Allah for their company. And I want to thank the admin team or colleagues from the admin team who really make this possible. They are our unsung heroes in reality, so we remember the pasta lesson said whoever it isn't that the people hasn't thanked Allah. So I wanted to thank all of you in Charlotte is nothing less than them about half so

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Not 100 109 was Salatu was Salam or Suri Muhammad Ali he was hobbies and

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so hamdulillah you have got you know, such a great advisor from your teachers and if I act on any of them inshallah to be so good for you for your feature any of those NASA Mashallah I just summarized this in three points. One is you know when you leave now you have got only three months so you need don't think that you know, I finished I've got holidays there's not really my teacher Amala was another to say magara mother sh T. Mother Assad have no hurry do that no hurry to limit ourselves to meaning it after you go is still you need to study read learning whatever you have read revise it and there are so many Buddha in order readers you can find them and read them on your own you know,

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you have been studying with the teachers now you need to learn yourself. So, you know, their books are the stories are beginning with you know, books off you know, somehow this is more commentary, something is more to see you know to have some of them read with the help of the dictionary you will learn something the first thing you know keep revising what you have done inshallah and improve your art because as much as possible in revising the grammar and the language.

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Second thing is, you know, when you go home, in a you make effort to implement so now you have got more time to you know, do your prayers properly, spend more time on that reveal the Quran, I share common setting you read the Quran, maybe two or three pages and make more reflection and more understanding to improve your Alibaba to serve your family look after your related to employment what you have been reading show that will help you and another increase. And the third thing is that always keep thinking you know the reason that Allah subhanaw taala has made human being more distinctive from anybody else's catamite you know period you know human being the most noble Why?

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Because the mind thinking the problem and most people don't think even those who think they don't want to think for everything like scientists they're good thinkers, but only think about something most part of their life they don't think they follow things blindly. You know the doctor any question about many important things does not right people never should abundant mind mind all aware there must be present whenever you do something, thinking before that what is my source what I'm doing an alpha think what is consequences if I do something what will happen if you keep insisting on these two things if you become tinkering Sharla The first thing is whatever you do, whatever you

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say, what is the source? Second thing if I say something or if I do something, what will be the consequences? So I'm thinking about the consequences actually makes people think at the bottom I used to say that ANOVA

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p 100 or food when people look in the consequences their mind you can much much sharper to to help you

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in Why just end with the protect versa. I know from above, so he said that to the cursor teta giapponese Amani ki mama work una de ma appneta Monica hi Pyro, those people who could have been the leaders of their time because they're not thinking they have become followers of the time when people abandon the thinking the look of followers because they don't have to take responsibility if you think you can be reading you can take responsibility. The thinkers are the one who lead those who don't think they're nearby the people and our family for a long time Muslims you know in this world they had the followers because they don't think they don't use their mind.

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So in all the advisor had been said to you is a few words in order to just have said that in a satelli really maybe tells him a Salaam Institute and the teachers because you get rewarded but actually it helps you to far far far you are the last a particular size and then they stopped but you know this is something my teacher was not following to remind us in the beginning of the academic year and to just say, up in a man made Boubacar pa raisin daddy to a garden Mira and he Bunton urban up not one of many man made boubakeur by just rallies in the sink in yourself. On find out the secret of the life what the secret the life thing go deep initials of think really that what

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a secret the life of a man may do the car pie Joshua is in the good to a garden, Iran Hebrew novel, a pinata one. If you want to want to be mine. Fine, don't be mine, but be yours. Think about yourself what is what is good for you so that we are

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All right, everybody had been working hard all the teachers and really, you know, we should thank the teachers. But at the end of the day, it is your future your life to think you know if if we don't listen to them, you can't harm them but if you don't listen to them, you go to harm yourself. So you know, at least, you know, make sure that you benefit yourself. Work with Don hunter

End of Year Advice to The Students - Al-Salam Institue 2018-19
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