Manners of Seeking Knowledge – Part 6

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Cinema got us really well and he was I mean he was cillum llama eliminare million photo and fan of him I limped in. Was it an element? I mean

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last time we stopped at the author's saying

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for 100 healthy woman asuna to Gemma hautala camino Lolita Allah.

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Allahu wa sama, home and Ebola.

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So last thing we talked about was the distinction that the author made Rahim Allah between the Henderson Nevada and the people of division, or the people have data in general. So he says that I should know and Gemma, and this is I thought, we will reintroduce this again, because it's so important the difference of how a person is guided or not. Because you actually are responsible by how you seek this guidance by how you turn away from it, the tools that you're using or not using, will determine eventually, what ends you reach. So when he says, Listen, we'll help Where did they seek the truth from? they asked it from Allah zodat, meaning their reliance their tawakkol is on

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Allah subhanho wa Taala. And what they want it to find was the truth itself. So that is an how a person of knowledge is supposed to be a seeker of knowledge and Hollywood in general. But also every human being who's looking for the truth should be looking for the truth, no matter where the truth guides them. Now that this is really easier said than done. Because often in discussions right with people what in any in any sub panel law, topic discussion, or any field, political, economic, scientific, whatever it is, every person has a Hauer every person has a particular desire for what he wants the outcome to be, isn't it? Like if I've studied in a particular University with a

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particular professor in a particular field, I'll always favor that field over other fields. I don't like anybody to diminish them. Because by diminishing them, I'm diminished as well. So I don't like for that to be, if I've chosen a particular book, or I've read a particular book, I would have a special affinity to it. So I don't like anybody to say that this book is irrelevant, or this book is not as good as any other book. Because I've always have this particular bias. So it's not an easy thing to get rid of that bias and say, I'm just seeking the truth, for Allah sake. Because you have your own knifes that is working against you, not for you, but working against you. That tells you in

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a hidden way, no, this is not good. pick this one. And that's why you find that a lot of people when they get into discussions, again, this is not only about Islamic discussions, it's about any type of discussion, again, in an election is coming up, you can look how people get very polarized on both ends, as if they are not listening to each other. And in fact that they're not listening to each other. Because everybody is very entrenched in their own ways. And they're very biased. So then stop considering facts. That's why you say that's facts have become subjective facts that really are not subjective fact is supposed to be a fact. But what is the objective? How we look at them, and how we

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interpret them and how we like and dislike certain facts. So when you like a pizza, or a certain fact, what do you do? When you dislike it, you can tell you can ignore it,

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or you start reinterpreting it or downplaying what it means. And when you like a particular fact, what do you do? If it's a fact right? You start exaggerating it. So this is what is a problem problematic in whatever discussion you have. And especially it becomes really, really problematic religiously. Because then it's apparently in a religious discussion in a religious pursuit, what are you looking for the truth, this is what looks like. But in reality, we may not be looking for that I have a particular group or I have a particular method, or I have particular whatever. And I want that to be right. So I'm looking for evidence to support it. And I'm looking for evidence to

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champion that and to defeat the other opinion, since similar also with the habit of looking for federa is not to look and again, this is any I know, we can talk about it, I can mention it. But whether it's me or whether it's you it's very difficult, right? When you're looking for a Federer not to be biased towards a federal that favors what you already want. I want this to be helpful. So I'm looking for this thing. And without sometimes without you knowing it, what do you do? You get tracted to this, and you think that well, it's really I've chosen it based on evidence, but it was not chosen based on evidence chosen because you wanted it to be this case. How do you read yourself

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of that? First by asking a law surgeon for support? And he allows me Allah give me power against my power. Give me power against my own desire my own weaknesses so that I'm actually looking for the truth itself. So by asking Allah so that's the first The second thing is to re examine your position. To find out why is it that I've chosen this is

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factually based on evidence, and to consider, right I'm talking about matters of HD had to hear right? To matters where there's a legitimate disagreement and to try to adopt the other position or at least mentally adopt the other position and see, if I were to be on the other side, how would I see things differently? How would this evidence you no matter or not matter? So I had a sinner, they saw the truth. And they saw that Jani, they saw the truth from Allah as origin. So Allah guided them and protect them from error, the people of falsehood, they admired their opinions, and they admired their mind. So their tawakkol is not on Allah, their terracotta is not on what

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their own self, my own mind says, My mind will tell me what is right and what is wrong. And of course, when a person relies on something other than Allah xojo, Allah leaves him to what he had relied on. And if a person decides,

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and again, I'm just I'm gonna keep emphasizing this. It is not only about religion, but about anything else. So if there's any scientific pursuit, whatever, you know,

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investigation, if a person only is reliant on their own mind, they may get some, but they may lose some, and they lose some because they just simply are trusting their own minds. And they admire their own minds and they can think that their minds can reveal the entire truth. So he says well, Thunderball, haka min And mahalo, Kayla Gz. Well, hola Laughlin. So so they are seeking the truth from the helpless creation. And that is the mind so the mind, you know, ultimately is a creation as well. And because it's creation, he says the Anunnaki will allow you to Riku Jamia Shia calvus, or because the mind cannot comprehend everything, just like sight, just like you, you cannot comprehend

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everything, without any organs that Allah has loaded had given you. The same thing your mind is just what is part of you cannot comprehend everything, then what I have sudo Jimmy and Ashiya cannot see everything for Haji boo. What is the unmanifest here Waterloo, Waterloo Waterloo. So they were denied the truth because they relied on themselves.

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So this is the deification of the mind, or the deification of anything else. So either you have a lot as origin, who is the ultimate in knowledge and you seek knowledge from him. And then after that you investigate, or the you deify, whatever it is that you trust, whether it's your own mind, this is I only believe in my own mind and what it tells me your own senses or you defy deify another person or another discipline and say, I have trust this person, no matter what he tells me or this discipline, no matter what they tell me, right?

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So for a man who will act like a will. And so the way that he says, Would you suppose to use your mind, and your body has NFC that you recognize the limitations of your own self, the limitations of your own mind, and if somebody is guided to this, he is guided to a lot of wisdom and a lot of good when you know your own limitations, limitations and personal and limitations when it comes to human beings personnel. Okay, I know this, but I don't know that. So I'll talk about this, but I cannot talk about that. I don't know everything, even if you know someone,

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you know, tries to push you out or to claim that you know, everything you know, says I know this, but I don't know this particular thing. So you know the limitations of your own self. And then also you recognize the limitations of humans around you that even if they all gather, you're not going to be able to know everything, there's always a limit to what you know, for you. The other thing is NFC if you know your own weakness and limitations, you know, the power of Allah azza wa jal

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that is there's this common saying that it says, you know, he who knows himself, knows the creator if you know yourself, you know the Creator, how, because he's the opposite. You're limited, he's Unlimited, you're ignorant, he is all knowing. So if you know your own limitations, you know, that you can create then there is a creator, you can't fashion you cannot predict the future you cannot organize this universe. So the opposite of you is who

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the Creator is someone who can do what you cannot do. So what what the one who goes beyond your limitations and all human limitations is Allah xojo. So if you know yourself, you know the Creator, that's what it means if you know yourself, you know the creed. So and he does not he says he does not trust himself does not trust his mind. Well, our Kelly trust Allah subhanho wa Taala seeks the truth from him. Omega talk Allah life at our hospital, Jolla de la salado. Mr. m if he relies upon Allah, Allah will be sufficient for him

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to be sufficient for him and allow

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guide them to a straight path. So a lot will be sufficient for him in everything. So in matters of risk, a lot will be sufficient for him if he trusts Allah subhana wa Taala completely, then, in addition to that he does what he needs to do in terms of you know, securing his provisions right sustenance. So he trusts a lot, a lot would be sufficient for him there, if you trust a las panatela and finding the truth, Allah will lead him to it if he trusts Allah subhana wa Taala. in

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pursuing knowledge, then Allah as though God will guide him to it. And of course, there's a difference between trusting Allah, and not doing anything but claiming to trust a lot. Of course we understand hopefully understand this, to trust Allah as Odin means that you put all your trust in Allah. But then you do what Allah has commanded you to do, which is you travel to seek knowledge, you sit with people, and you learn from them and you memorize, because you're not going to simply become a scholar, simply by wishing it or true saying, I trust Allah, just like, you're not going to be able to pay your rent by saying, I trust Allah that Allah is going to give me money, and you're

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not going to be able to pay your rent or buy your food. So trusting Allah, of course, doesn't contradict seeking and working hard. But then you don't trust your effort.

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You don't trust your efforts, your effort is a key. So if I'm trying to seek knowledge, I can read this book 100 times I may not understand it. But I trust a lot as a surgeon meaning I read it but before I read, I see Allah grant me the ability to understand grant me the ability to remember grant me the ability to benefit from what I read so injustice me while I'm smart, I'm intelligent, I'm going to grab everything that is in this book and I'll be able to benefit from it and I will know I'm going to put the effort but I will trust Allah azzawajal before and in the middle and after so you always put your trust in Allah subhana wa tada not in anything else.

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Then he says woman Canada homeroom Catherine filet of Halloween but anyhow within the human elbow call an abuse of the law. He was a lamb Are you though? Are you there in the woman and it says if he has a lot of money and of course the author jumps you know, he says something and he jumps to something else and then he goes back to it. So it's not all really continuous, but it's beneficial inshallah so he says, and if he has a lot of money, let him not be stingy, and let him seek Allah's protection from stinginess, and the Prophet sallallahu Sallam says, and this hadith is authentic. Are you there in ado, Amina locally, what disease is more severe than stinginess, but what is what

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disease is worse than stinginess? So this is in reference to

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once a like a tribe or delegation of a tribe came to the Prophet sallallahu sallam. So he asked them and say you do come? Who is your head? Who's the head of your tribe? He said, they said so and so Elon and obihiro except that he is stingy. We believe him to be stingy. So the prophets Allah sent him says on what disease is more severe than stinginess? How could he be your head while stingy at the same time? No, Your head is so and so. So that this the profits a lot of them saw as undermining the position of someone that if you are stingy, you don't deserve to be ahead. So here the author is talking about what that if a person has a lot of money, spend it for Disability Law, I mean,

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especially here in seeking knowledge, whether it is in pursuit of it for yourself or in supporting the people of knowledge, don't be stingy with it, but spend it because this is also could be considered jihad, peace of Eden, when you support your pursuit of knowledge, so your pursuit of knowledge is Jihad sebelah, or somebody else's pursuit of knowledge that also is jihad, FISA de la and sometimes that's even better than physical Jihad and physical Jad with the sword with weapons that sometimes is better than the physical Jihad itself, depending on who's doing it and the benefit that they're getting from it and giving to other people. So it says, support, knowledge with with

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that.

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And he said, he brings an example of someone, he says that mentioned his name, he says he was poor, and he used to sell candy. But for the football hat for the scholars, he used to give them candy for free. And he says, make the art for my son. This is what it is right? So he honors them by giving them something free. And he says make art for my son, he says because so others saying because of his generosity, and his belief and concern for his son, and his effort a lot as the gym gave him what he had asked for. That is constantly what he's saying, What does he want? It says here but make up for my son that Allah will grant him this position, he will be knowledgeable etc, etc. So he says

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because of this effort, first he was generous. He gave things for free. And what he wanted in return was do that make do out for my son. So he says by that Baraka of his of his work and what he has

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Given a lousy surgeon gave him what his son monitor. Now he says wasted even Mally akuto why effective for your Kunal Onan Allah tala taco. And he says he buys with his money, books, why effective and he asks the scribes also to copy them. So I mean, previously, right? If he didn't have a copy of a book, you can go to a scribe and you could tell him what copy or copiers copy a book for me, you could pay them and they'll copy that book for you. Today, of course, that's obsolete, right? You can just buy another copy. So this is when you do this, you know, you will aid in learning and in understanding this religion. So this is no SubhanAllah. Something to keep in mind, which is that

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we don't really spend money on books. Do we? know we don't? Because why don't we spend money? Why don't we spend money on books?

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Why

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not a bias is why we don't why we do not spend money on books.

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The books are everywhere. But yeah, but you still need to buy them. Right. They see they're still in a they're they're around us. But now today, we don't spend money on books.

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Hmm.

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They're online. Yeah, but that not all books are online.

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Oh, yeah, that's true. That's what I that's what I'm getting at. Because we don't read. We don't read. That's what it is. We don't really spend money on books because we really do not read so many. It's like, it's not easy for you. I'm not going to ask you, right. But it's not easy right? To go to someone's home and find a bookshelf with books on it. Maybe their bookshelf has some other things, right? Like the decorative plays or whatever, but, but it doesn't have books. So we don't really spend money on books. So why is it because we really are not reading? I don't tell me it's online. Nobody who goes and reads books online. Right? So online, they're waiting for me, right? I'm not

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gonna buy anything. I'm gonna save all my money because it's waiting for me online. But the good luck, I mean, for you to just actually go to download that book and read it. Some of you are disciplined. You do it in sha Allah, and it will save you some money if actually, you find it and you're committed. But we need to have that. And don't think that if you spend money on few books that you're losing, absolutely not because it's an investment.

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It's an investment. And what I would want to recommend insha Allah is that you actually start thinking, if it's not already there, you start thinking about having your own personal library. And I'm not saying you know, shelves and shelves, but at least one shelf that we're going to begin with one shelf, go select the tops of book that you'll need, you think a I'm going to read these books, I'm interested or they act as references. Okay, I can always go back to it a book of Hadith Bukhari Muslim, can always go back to it and grab it and read the little bit here a little bit that there, or a book in Sierra or a book, you know about Islamic history, whatever it is, but just have a small

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basic Islamic library. And when you want to give people gifts, right, especially if they're getting married, What a disappointment, right? You open the box, whether they give me books, says take them back? No, it's not. I mean, so like, give them actually think about it, okay, if they want something else, they registered for something else, fine, give them whatever, but also consider a book. Because you do not know, right? The other things they'll use, but they're gonna end eventually where we're out, and then you're not going to use them anymore. But a book, it may last them a lifetime, the benefits in them may last them a lifetime. So think about developing your own library, and then

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also

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gifting people books. So you need something that is beneficial, share it with other people. And something also, you know, it's like a trick that you can play, you know, with your own self consider, like, if you spend some time before you go to bed, right? And you'll find that there are 510 minutes instead of me playing with a phone I can read, put a shelf right next to you. Right, because if you see something interesting, you may actually be tempted Oh, let me just grab here and see what this author is saying on page 50 doesn't need to be systematic, but at least you get the habit of I'm just going to open a book before I go to sleep or open a book. As soon as I wake up or

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or or, or you know, on the coffee table or you know right next to what I'm eating whatever it is put put it in a couple of strategic locations so that you will trick yourself into reading. So spend money on them, look for them. I don't think that they're expensive. And also buy and gift people books that would be insha Allah and he there'll be a lot of reward in it being named as

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he says also, he recounts an incident with Muhammad Abdul Hassan. He said Mohammed Abu Hassan who's all of these are going to be Hanafi scholars. So Mohammed bin Hassan, he had a lot of money, he said, Madam cathedra, at least you know, he had you know, 300 people, you know, taking care of his business, his accounts and whatever right? And he said he spent all of it all of it.

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On seeking knowledge and uh he you know exhausted all of his wealth in seeking knowledge and in learning what am I able to do with open a feast you know to the extent that he did not have remaining one single lunch precious or expensive garment and from personal had so much money to the extent that he did not have and you know, any expensive garment left, right. So I will use of was another major Hanafi scholar, he saw him in a in a kind of shabby clothing, worn out clothing for Ursula Ethiopian as a thesis So, he gifted him expensive clothes.

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Philomena Bella. So Mohammed will happen, he did not accept it harder. He says, What am I cannot do it sooner. He says it's not accepted, even though it is suddenly you know, to accept the gift. It's not a necessity, but he did not accept it anymore on a Friday comma, the letter NFC. He says, maybe he thought that this was humiliating, that if I take something from somebody else, it may express or indicate need or dependence. So he rejected it. He says, maybe that is the reason why he rejected that. Right? That's a possibility. And he says that the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says ly embedded meaning in New Zealand. He says the believers should not humiliate himself. It's an

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authentic hadith.

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continuation of that Hadith, which is not mentioned here. It's an honorable mention Bella De Lima dietry, yet the dominant Bella Illuminati, meaning he faces or he exposes himself to Ebola to a harm that he cannot tolerate

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any, in a sense, you put himself in a situation that you cannot tolerate, and then because of it, you are humiliated, meaning you cannot withstand it cannot withstand the pressure. And so because of it, you're ameliorated because of that and then you start complaining and blaming others because of it. He says, you don't put yourself in a situation that's going to humiliate you. Right. So that Emily and you Linda nafsa, who and maybe the next incident here, you know, can explain that if it's not clear, it says so and so mentions him He says, Gemma, Aqua, shorter, TCL mocha fi mccannon. Helen Keller, he says so and so who is you know, scholar, he collected watermelon rains, the skin of

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watermelons, right? It has a little bit of maybe some watermelon on it like traces of it. But the watermelon rinds that were thrown away, he collected them. And he was eating them. Right. And it was not he was eating them. Why? Why was he eating them? Because he was what? I have poor, right, he didn't have anything. So this is what he found. So he was sat there, and he was eating them. So a woman saw him or a little girl saw him or a servant. So she told the family that she was serving that. So they made some food, and they invited him to come and eat the film. iacobelli Haha, so he did not accept that invitation. Right? So he did not accept that invitation. So here, Allahu alum,

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right. And yet, he pauses just a little bit, and then we'll continue.

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Here will lm This is part of what a person should have a visa, which is dignity,

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not pride. So there's a difference between arrogance, pride Kip, on one hand, and on the one hand having dignity. So for instance, here in this particular situation, if he was a person that is arrogant has kept, he will say something like, what? And who are you to give me?

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Who are you to think that you're better than me? Now I'm better than you, I'm not going to accept your invitation. So that would be what

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kibber right, that's, that's arrogance. This is how wrong. So kibber doesn't always necessarily have to come from the rich, or the powerful, even the poor can have given.

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So this is kibra, that is prohibited, it's a major sin. There is dignity, on the other hand, is for the person to say, I don't want to be humiliated by accepting things from others.

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And they're sort of lies, a lot of them said that the upper hand is better than the lower hand. So the upper hand is the giving hand and the lower hand is the receiving hand, says I don't want to be humiliated by making them think that in either doing me a favor, and I'm a scholar, and I'm accepting that from them, and by that I'm humiliating knowledge itself and expressing need. So I don't want to do this, I have too much dignity that I don't want to do this. So this is a is a is allowed, is allowed in Islam for a person to distance himself from humiliating circumstances and treatment is not only allowed is recommended. So a lot as well, he says belongs to Him and to his

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messenger and to them to the believers in the Quran. Right. So this is where is so is different than Kippur. So this person was he's rejecting it, even though he's

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That poor. It says no, I don't want to be a recipient, and always going to be given. And I don't want them to think that he or he here we have fed the scholar and whatever, we may be better than him. No, no, I want knowledge itself to be always protected and respected. Now I'm not going to take anything in return for what I'm teaching. So he says, well, haka. And so tollywood

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the seeker of knowledge should have a noble or high aspirations. And he is always aiming for the highest level tomorrow, unworthiness is not greedy, and is not after people's money.

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While I uphold Obama in the human animal, and he's not stingy with the money that he has ballooned people, either enough, see he, what he but he spends on himself on others, that is, if he has money, he spends on himself, and he spends on others, meaning showing that first he does not need anybody. And if he can support himself and support other scholars or seekers of knowledge, he does that.

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But what is important here, he says, diet mouthfeel and wildness, he does not seek people's money.

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And he will tell you why. Right? He does not seek people's money. Because when a person reaches a stage like that people may be willing to give them, we want to give you we wanna honor you with this, we want to invite you for this. But if they see that he's after their money, then the respect that they have for him will be lost. Right? And people are very, very judgmental. Right? Right. We are very, very light in human beings in general, we're very, very judgmental, right, we're waiting for somebody to make a mistake. So if they see that they're out, you're after their money, they'll think they're better than the knowledge that you have. So a person wants to

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maintain the respect for him. He has to stay away from people's money and not show them and not be greedy for it. And he says we've been Hekmati in wisdom, like in reported wisdom, man, he's still gonna be madly nasty. If the car, the one who's dependent or is rich, because of people's money is actually poor.

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So whatever you are reliant on, that thing makes you poor.

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Right. And that's actually it's panel, it's very wise, it's very wise that if you are dependent on something, if I take that something away from you, you become poor. If I'm dependent on a particular salary, salary, without that salary or poor, dependent on a particular house, without it, you're poor, if you're dependent on praise, without it, you're poor. If you're not dependent on any of it, you're actually above all of that you need it, but you're not dependent on it, or you need this money, you need this, but you can survive without it, you're not poor in need of it. The only one that you need, and you cannot do without is Allah zildjian. But he said everything else can be

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replaced. So you're not in need of it.

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If I need it now, but if it goes, something else can take its place. The only one that no one can replace is Allah xojo. So it says if you are dependent on other people's money, you're hostage to it. Just like priests, right? It's like if I'm find them dependent on people's praise, I'm hostage to them, even if I am more famous, richer and more powerful than they are. Because without them, I'm nothing then, like if I'm depending on them. Without them. I am nothing. So I'm there hostage, even though it looks like

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I'm more powerful. But in fact, no, no, no, there is this exchange of power, powerful because of them. But they're also powerful. There, give me this power. So I need them. Otherwise, I lose my power. Right? So this is like if anybody's famous, and they're famous because of people and they care about that. They're hostage to the audience. Because they are the one who make them famous. So he says what are the movie that cannot oma and the scholar if his greedy lay of color aroma to the end? No, I mean, the respect of knowledge, the respect that knowledge should have, and the respect that people have for him does not remain and vanishes. What I accord will help and he does not say

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the truth.

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He cannot speak the truth. By

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Why won't he be able to speak the truth? If he's greedy?

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Exactly. He's hostage to the provider. How because if I upset you, if I upset you, and if I tell you what the truth is, and you stop giving me Then what am I going to do?

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Okay, so sometimes, you know, sometimes that's why it's important if you are and this is, you know,

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Part of the wisdom but very, very subtle wisdom of this. And that is all it's recommended that if somebody gives you a gift that you reciprocate by giving them back. And if there's nothing that you can give them, what do you do? At least you make up for them, there's nothing that you can give, at least you make up for them. So at least to even it out, is you're not going to always, you know, be able to do it, but even out as much as possible. Why? Because if somebody has done you a favor, you're hostage to that person. Right? And if you're hostile to somebody whose favor, you can come and upset them later, you will feel this unifo know a little bit, you know, you'll feel a little bit

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of, you know, you'll be withdrawn, you'll be weak and and they've done me this favor, how can I upset them? How can I do this to them? And maybe there is love, maybe there is, but there's still that reluctance, okay, because of they've given me this, because they've assisted me with that. So we're not on equal footing, if we're on equal footing, more likely to be able to confront them with the truth and say this. And so of course, if somebody provides for you, if somebody helps you have somebody, of course, you're not going to be able to tell them, this is wrong. Or you're supposed to do this. So that then then that person, the truth that he has will be compromised, and then no one

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will respect him. Because they say, okay, we know this is wrong, why isn't that you? Why aren't you saying anything about it?

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And he says, well, Emily and I are do elimina, Allah heeta Allah, what if Hoffer elimina he says he is supposed to hope only from Allah and only fear Him.

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And that really, ultimately is why you're learning everything. You're not learning everything. Basically, she said, you would know Salah has these conditions and these obligations and these recommendations and this invalidates it and Okay, what after, what are you learning all of this for, if we if we if we sit here and burn it, these are the obligations of solid they are can and that the pillars of sada the obligations of recommendations of the invalidations of Salah, why you are learning all of this?

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Why?

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Of course right? The ability to reach the pleasure of Allah azza wa jal right but what I want to take it a step by step by step so you're learning all of these things to do what with them to perfect Salah not just to memorize it to actually pray. Right. So that's your solid will be better. And so this is so leading you to Salah so why are you praying

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to please Allah so just so when you learn about Zika, while you're learning about Zika This is the percentage This is how much you pay. This is when you're supposed to be there's a calf with this, there's a calf with that just to know it. No, because you want to pay years ago and when you pay your Zika then you suppose to get something from it that is purification for yourself and your money, the law as the origin. So all of it all your knowledge, whatever it is, right? Whatever it is, doesn't matter what discipline, whatever, it doesn't matter where you start, it all goes back to the same common area or Kim I guess it's in common point, which is and they have a law where they

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have a law you only hope from Allah and you only fear Allah as a region or a firm and also law to Allah hope and mean and live off of a law if you disobey some Allah xojo because you're afraid of other people more than a lot than you've disobeyed, Allah disobeyed Allah in terms of disobedience

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and disobey the law surgeon in terms of youth have feared somebody more than fearing a loss

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that in his in your mind at that particular moment, you have not equated them with Allah. Okay, that would be sure you're not acquainted them with Allah, you feel that or they know what is inside my heart. That's that should gonna love that. It's not supposed to happen to any person who is a believer, but at that particular moment, you're conscious of aware of the harm that they can give to you, but you're not conscious and aware of Allah xojo. So that's a weakness of EMA. And again, whenever we commit a sin, we also do it because we love that sin, or it's going to bring us more than we love Allah zodat. So again, we're not really equating it with a lot but at that particular

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moment, we are weak and closer to that sin. So if a person this obeys Allah because it feared somebody else other than Allah, this is disobedience. Fei de la silla, I really hope Lupin wa Kaaba, who do the Sharif Allah Mahavira ly behalf Allah. So if he did not disobey Allah azza wa jal, because of fearing somebody and he is observing that

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commands of the Allah zodion then he will not going to be afraid of anyone, but Allah is origin. And so when he hopes so this happens when a person's emotion is strong.

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And this happens when a person is constantly nurturing his own emotion, so that in moments of even weakness, he is not so weak as to commit these

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Particular sense, or fear somebody else more than Allah, or love somebody else more than a lot, even during moments of weakness, so you try his best, right?

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Then he skips to something else and so on. So he says, Why am belly to thought leave it at me and you're out and Yoda, while you're at the URL in FC taqdeer on 50 crore, Nola estacado, called ohata bla bla bla, it says the secret of knowledge should you know estimate and designed for himself a particular repetition of whatever he had memorized. Remember, we talked about this last time that you're going to memorize something, or study something and when you studied this particular thing, you're going to memorize it sufficient number of times for it to settle in your heart. So he comes back to it and he says, estimate how many times you need to repeat this particular thing, because

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it's not going to settle in your heart until you reach that estimate of yours, whether it's 100 times 200 times 100 times whatever it is, until you really remember it and really have memorized it. And he gives you know, you know, sort of a recommendation. So it says paliwal lm, the seeker of knowledge, supposed to repeat the lesson of yesterday, five times, and the lesson of the day before it four times and the lesson of the day before that three times and the one before it two times. And the one before it is one time, because this is more likely that he would remember it. So this is what he's talking about. And this is also the same when you're memorizing for an you memorize

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whatever you memorize today, but also repeat what you've memorized yesterday and connected. And what you memorize before that, and you connect it. So that's what he's talking about. Once you finish what you've ever, what you've memorized today, you don't leave it. So tomorrow, there's something new. But tomorrow, I'm repeating the new, connecting it with the old and on the one before and the one before and the one before and so on so that every day write

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this new thing, for instance, that I've memorized today. Tomorrow, I'm repeating it five times a day after four times the day after three times a day after two times a day after one time and see if this helps, good If not, you can do it even more depending on how much you are memorizing or how much you are studying. So that is his recommendation.

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And he says Wimberley, Allah Tada, Mahabharata, 50 crore, meaning don't hesitate to repeat, don't be too weak to keep repeating until you actually grasp what you need to grasp. Because when you do it with enough energy,

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then you know you will, you'll be able to ensure a lot to retain more from it. And it's difficult, of course, to repeat, because learning something new is always attractive. I don't want to go back and repeat what I've learned yesterday, I want to just focus on something new, and I want to jump even, you know, ahead, but is saying no, I mean, give yourself the chance to actually perfect what you've learned yesterday. So no, don't. So if you know, let's say for instance, that you have estimated, or you plan for yourself half a page, that's what I'm going to do this, what am I going to memorize. So half a page and this half a page, I'm not going to go beyond it until it is

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perfected. Even if I if the second page seems attractive, I'm not going there until like perfect this because tomorrow is going to come in sha Allah and for tomorrow I have the second page. But now this is my assignment. See perfect this particular assignment, and you try and you push yourself to review. Because with review, you'll remember more. And he says what are your general jahaan yet you had enough. So it says and when you're doing it, when you're repeating when you're trying to memorize, don't be too loud as to exhaust yourself. But seek a middle path where you can hear what you're saying, but not too loud as to exhaust yourself and so that you will quit in the middle for

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Halo morial sought to hire the best of matters are what exists in the middle.

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Now, and he says he mentioned from Abu Yusuf Rahim, a lie that he used to study and you know,

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argue any argument in the sense of studying you that garima dakara with the scholars, and he was had a lot of energy.

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And, you know,

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when they asked him, he says, How is it you know that you can do it with so much energy? He says, you know, I've been hungry five for five days, but I still have that energy. I still live and I have that energy, and maybe this will all Ireland comes from

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repetition. Maybe this comes from the fact that he loves what he's doing. Maybe this comes from the fact that there's Baraka even though he may he does not have enough. But Subhan Allah Allah put in his body, the Baraka that he's able to continue even though he did not eat enough, maybe a lot of reasons and maybe all of them right. You know, one he just got into the habit of doing it. The other one you know he just loves something and you know that when you love something, you somehow you find the energy to do it even though you don't really have a lot but you find

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energy to do it or maybe Allah is that it had blessed him so he says you try to push yourself despite obstacles to be able to review and you know and study and he says recommends and this is important he says that I am busy I'm busy and now your corner he told me fetter alpha in alpha is as the seeker of knowledge should not disconnect or have a hiatus or a break or long break from studying because it is a disease

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says and he says so and so used to say in develop to Shoraka I was distinguished from among my companions in knowledge are extinguished, distinguished in knowledge because I did not have a long break when I was studying. So it's okay, of course to have a short break. Because you're human, and you're going to get bored, you're going to get tired. So if you're studying and let's say for instance, whether it's reading, any type of study, any type of reading, you will deserve at least once a week, let's say once a week a break. When you're doing something else, you can come back and be energized to pursue knowledge after that break. But what he's saying is that don't make this

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break too long.

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Okay, what's wrong, what's wrong with it, if it's too long,

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you're gonna forget the such one thing you're gonna forget whatever you were learning. So that's a problem, forgetfulness, what,

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you will lose momentum, you lose that routine that you've developed. So now you know that okay, when I want to study, I'll wake up in the morning, I'll do this, I'll do this, I'll do that. If you break it as a habit is really hard to restore that habit back.

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So that's why you can you can have a break, but not a very long break. Because you always want to maintain that habit. And you can find creative ways within the day, right? If it's not, you know, what are your break days, and if you're still bored, you can find you know, and he'll talk about something inshallah, but you can find creative ways of studying whatever you want to study, what do you can change the location, you can change the time, you can study with a partner, right? You can study in a very different way you can find a way, but just don't have a very long break. Because as you said, the routine will be broken. And then once that is done, then how are you going to restore

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it? So you know, it's good for a person to if you are used to reading, to continue to read every day, even when you're traveling.

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Or if you have a habit of reading the Quran, even if you're traveling,

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to never break that habit to always have your must have with you or it's on your device. And you're always reading whatever your habit was, even if you have to decrease, right? Like in Sephora, or when you're traveling. What happens with your Salah?

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Do you shorten the salah and even if you need it, you combine it but you don't leave your salon right? So that gives you you know of a way to automate it so you maintain it not at the same level, but you're still maintaining it. So if you had a habit