Manners of Seeking Knowledge – Part 8
Channel: Ali Albarghouthi
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So is it how do you reach that stage? It's not by delaying benefits or saying, you know, today is a day off, so I'm not going to benefit at all, not going to learn anything at all. And that day becomes two and three and four and weeks. No, it says that my, your ideas should be every single day, I must learn something new, I must attain something that I did not have before learn something new. That increases me and a man increases me in practice. Similar to what you know, there is no data is going to pass that you can say today, I'm not going to sleep.
Today, I'm not going to eat, right? Because you need constantly something to give you energy and to nourish you. And to give you a sustenance for tomorrow, you need that all the time. So it's the same thing with learning. Right? It doesn't have to be the same exact book. It doesn't have to be everything. Similarly, the same exact benefits are the same exact quantity of benefits, hours and hours. But at least every single day you say to yourself, I must have this habit of learning something new, and looking for that benefit wherever I can find it. So this book, and that book this year from that shiftless lesson and that lesson, that's what's your intention is this is the
attraction. So this is if this is your intention, I want to learn something new every single day and apply it every single day. It says this is how you'll be able to attain excellence in knowledge, because your aim is high. And you want to keep learning, and you're not satisfied with what you have. But every single day, you want to learn something new. And he says what do you see further, and the way that you'll be able to benefit one way that you'll be able to benefit. And he akuna Mahaffey kulu octan muhabura. He says that every time you will have some ink with you, meaning that you'll have a pen, and an ink and paper, you will be able to record whatever benefit you come across
hotteok to me is nominal power at elmia. So you're taking a lesson, you're reading a book, meaning that you will have a notebook with you. Today, you may say I don't need it, I have my phone. So a lot of people use their phones to record whatever benefits come across whether they record the audio, or they sit in the write it down either way, but he's talking about a time when people needed to have a kind of a notebook with them. So attend any lesson, any lecture any halaqa
you may hear something that is very beneficial. And and it's explanation stuff. See, I had a that he never heard before or its explanation, a really interesting point that opens up.
Gates of knowledge for you that were closed before, answers a question, whatever it is, is recorded.
Be quick to record it, because you're gonna forget it later. Especially if the sources they're on such as such a night so and so said, and he gave the reference or if you're reading a book, if you're reading a book, you'll read a lot of things in it, that if you don't document you can forget later, right? So how do you retain all of that, it says the way that this call is used to retain it even till today is that they will have a notebook with them. And they will write down benefits. And then later on, they will go and they will classify those benefits. So for instance, you're not benefits according to al Qaeda, they were put in a different notebook. Another one being filmed a
different notebook, another one in manners, a different notebook, and different and Tafseer a different notebook, or at least write it down. So at the end of each book, or at the beginning of each book, you'll have a list of all the benefits all the good points in that book. And later on, you can go and classify them. So it means that if you're a person who is seeking that benefit, always write them down, so that you can go back to them because if not, you're gonna forget them. And one way to remember things is to write them down.
Especially if it's in your own words, you're not just copying what someone has said in the book, rephrase it, rephrase it in your own words, because that will require that you understand it. That if I if I say, what did I just say if you repeat exactly what I said, you remember what I said, but if I tell you explain it, you need first to stop pause, think about it, understand it, and then bring it in your own words. That means that you understood it, so write it in your own words that will be better. And he says, my hope you love Faraj will makuti Baqarah he says whatever you memorize will flee. And whatever you write, will be stable will stay. So that means that use the aid
of writing things down so that you will remember them and you will never forget them memorize, but also write down and he says wakita and it is said lol mama you Holloman FYI harijan he says knowledge is what is being taken, or what you receive from the mouth of scholars from the mouth of men. He says Leanna homea falloon. s&m is my own because they memorize the best of what they hear. And they say the best of what they memorize meaning that when they speak
They select the best of the best that was that's what he's saying. So that he is telling you the shortcut
is that if there is a scholar and a person who has actually established knowledge, and he's sitting in teaching, that would be really the shortcut to knowledge. Why? Because that person will encapsulate and summarize all that he had studied, and very simple statements, and we'll deliver that to you. So maybe this benefit, this particular benefit that he had given to you, maybe it took him pages and pages of reading until he could understand that thing on his own. Right. And some errors, some issues are like that, they're really difficult to understand. You sometimes you move from one book to the other, from one scholar to the other until you understand it, then he comes in,
he summarizes it to you. So it's very, really quick for you to comprehend it. So he facilitates learning. So that's why he said that, you know, my forehead region that is whenever this is a possibility that you have a well established scholar, in that discipline, learn from them, because he will summarize years and years of learning to you right there in front of you. And he says, and so on. So you mentioned his name, has given his some Sunday advice that every day he would memorize something from ailment from hikma because though it is little with time, it would be plenty, right? So even if you say to yourself, you know, okay, it's hard for me to memorize. The Quran was hard for
me to memorize Surat Al Baqarah. He said, If you take it, for instance, and I know that I is vary in length with the FCA, if you take one a day, right, which to make maybe many may not be so much, right? Talk about just an average, I'll just memorize that every single day. Well, in a year, you'll find that you've memorized something significant without a lot of effort. So he's saying here that memorize, and this is useful. If somebody really says to himself, I don't have time. And also I don't have that discipline and patience. How am I suppose to finish this book, I've never finished a book in my life, unless I was, you know, going to be tested on it. never finished a book in my life
is a fine. I mean, if you read a page every day, or five pages, or 10, pages, whatever you can tolerate without a bit in putting a lot of burden on you. It says, By the end of the month, you seem to actually finish the book, you thought you could not finish it, finish that book, or six months, you finish that book, and you look at it, and you'll say that is an achievement in itself. And that will give you motivation to keep learning, right? So he says, memorize or read something simple. Every single day, you just have a plan is as simple as that. You can pick a time, after fidget, Mommy, we talked about this before, right? After fidget. Before I go to bed between Muslims and
Asia, just pick one time where you know, it's peaceful, and you have a clear mind and you have usually the appetite to go and do something. And just give yourself 10 minutes and see. And with time, with dedication and consistency, you'll find that you'll be able to do this and of course with your heart, right. And he says and so and so he says I saw him with no use of he says he bought a pen with a Dina Lee October miasma of ill health so that he could write what he was listening to at this particular moment, meaning that he paid a lot of money. So if any, what he's saying is that, in one of those times, he was sitting, he didn't have a pen with him, he had heard something, and he
wanted to document it at that particular moment. So he bought it with a DNR, which is a lot of money for one pen. But he's Why is is because it was precious, learning was precious. So pieing the tools of knowledge so that he doesn't miss out on that and not forget, it was also precious. So he says, For
our time on this earth is limited when a movie theater and knowledge is plenty and there's no limit to it. So that in order for you to attain what what whatever you can have it, you need to dedicate yourself to it and you need to give to give time to it and you need to be consistent. So he says the secret of knowledge, shouldn't waste his time, shouldn't waste his hours, and will should seize that nights and seize his free time. Right? So whenever free time you have
whatever you know, especially during the night when it's peaceful, there's not not a lot of disturbances is is seize those moments, because those moments eventually will accumulate to become something important. That is the difference between an ignorant person and a knowledgeable person, a difference between a person who is swimming and doubts and he has no answer to them. And a person who has read enough that Allah has saved them from his doubts. He has answers already, or at least knows the path of how I can escape these doubts by returning back to Allah azza wa jal by asking him for guidance he has in what he has read and answer already. And that's the difference between the
Ireland or the person who wants to know
spires to be honest and the person who is drowning in ignorance, the person who's drowning in ignorance doesn't know how to escape it with a person who is alum has the tools If it isn't, doesn't know already the answer, at least he knows how to find it. He knows how to look. And he has the character, he has the knowledge, to be able to save him and save those who are around him, he can give good advice, and he can also benefit himself as well.
So, so and so has said, My other, you
know, other Razi, he said that the night is long, do not shorten it with sleep, and the day is right do not celebrate with sin. So meaning that take advantage of your nights, so that you can also study in them and at the same time, do not disobey Allah xojo during the day.
So seizing the moment, seek is seizing the opportunity to learn and also taken advantage of a shape whenever you find that shape, so that you can benefit from them. He says, not everything that passes. And if you have an opportunity to sit and learn with someone, don't let it go because of it goes, it may never come back. And he was saying, he says come in shape and Kabira addressed to Mr. Roboto. He says how many shave stablish shave or a knowledgeable shave, I met him, but he did not learn from him. And so that will remain as a regret. So this is what that second verse of poetry here the following verse of poetry is is laughing Allah voted tequila for so I'm regretting missing
that person and not learning from him. So regretting it, regretting it, not everything that goes away, can come back and be recaptured. So same thing for days. Same thing for youth, if it goes away, if you cannot recapture it. And it is. And it's not important. As long as you're young. As long as you're young, you think that you have all the time that you have in the world, you can always make it up. As long as you are free. You think that I'll be free tomorrow and the day after, and so on. As long as you're healthy, you think I'll be healthy all the time, until all these numbers go away. And then you recognized how important they are. So this is if you have them. And if
you don't believe that ask someone who's older. And he'll tell you that he was as healthy as you are. If you are young, he'll tell you as I was as healthy as you are as carefree as you are,
as you know, whatever as you are.
But now I'm not. Now I'm not as healthy. Now I have a lot of distractions. Now I don't have time. So I was just like you, and everybody was just like you and you will become like everybody else was older than you. So it's not mystery, the path is the same path. So take advantage of it before it goes away.
And the following advice from Illuminati thought the Allahu anhu is important. He says either Quinta fee or marine *in fee. He says if you're doing something, then do it. If you're concentrating, doing something engaged in it, occupied by it, then concentrate, don't be distracted by something else concentrate and doing this thing will get her ba da da da da da Hazara and it's enough disgrace and loss that you would turn away from the knowledge that allows the surgeon has sat down with the I've been near him in who laden una hora and seek a loss protection from a day and night. So the first part of the advice here is important. He says, if you're in an issue in a matter, just focus
on it, meaning that if you're in a halaqa and you listening to it, Listen, why did you come?
Right? I'm not it didn't come here to text somebody else, right. So if you're serious, if you came in a hell of a because you want to learn, then sit and learn and focus, there'll be another time to do other things, but don't mix them up. If you're in a book, right and there is this show, or sometimes you start a book, you get tired a little bit in the in the in the in the middle, and you want to just close that book, skip it and go to something else. And then once you start a second book, you get tired and before you finish it before you get the full knowledge you get tired, you want to move to something else. And so is that human being is what bored easily. So he says if you
are focused on something, do it dedicate. Finish it and once you finish it move on to something else don't be so easily distracted.
temperamental meaning I like this, I'm going to do it. No, I hate it. No, I want to do something else. No acquire focus on your life and finish the task. Then he says turning away from the religion of Allah turning away from the knowledge that a lot send down is a great loss. If a lot giving you that opportunity and you turn away from it, you know that you have lost a lot. So ask a lot to protect you from that. And that is a nice reminder to keep in mind that if Allah had given you a gift, whatever that gift may be
Appreciate it by ask Allah asking Allah to keep it safe, and to help you appreciate it, and allow it not to go away whatever that gift may be. So especially if you have, so you notice in yourself, Subhan Allah that now in this week or this month, I started reading, and I am consistent and I'm, you know,
learning a lot from it. Or I've started learning something Islamic, and I'm learning a lot from it. ask Allah to keep that NEMA and not take it away, and don't do something that will take that away from me because it is a NEMA. And if it continues, you will see its effect.
Then he says, whatever the resolve, it may mean the Hamilton mashup party on mithila defeated a bit enemies is the seeker of knowledge has to endure burden
and be humble in seeking knowledge, Michel qcca, that there is burden in it and we talked about it, right? It's not always sweet. It's not always easy. But this is the test between those who are serious and those who are not those who are ready to carry it and those who are not. And by the way, any profession in the world that you can
occupy you want to adopt any type of profession will have a hurdle and a burden in it. Before you'll be able to call yourself this or call yourself that when you want to be a teacher. When are you going to be a lawyer, what do you want to be this you want to be that even blue collar, right? blue collar, jobs, whatever it is, there's always that test that you need to overcome to prove yourself.
And there's always a burden with whatever you want to do in this in this dunya. So knowledge also has this test in it and has a little bit of burden. But if you are patient with it, you'll receive a lot of gifts as a result. So it's not always easy. And we talked about this is not always easy. Say I want to come to the masjid, I want to sit, I want to open a book, I want to listen to a lecture.
And sometimes your demand is high. And you really want to do it. And sometimes your Eman is low and you don't feel like doing it. But you need to persevere and be patient with all of that and keep pushing yourself.
Understand that you need understanding that you need balance in your life. But you need to push yourself because without pushing yourself and with that dedication, you won't be able to get much from it. So he says you have to be able to bear that burden. And you must also be humble. And then he says about at the maloca Tama locum at the moment, you'll have $1 bill meaning being tolerant and flattering of people, because you're going to have teachers and scholars who you would have to be patient with to be able to attain or benefit from them, you're going to have colleagues and you have to be patient with them. And forgiving to be able to keep their company but as long as they are on
the path of knowledge, you need to do that. And eventually you'll be able to get maximum benefit from it. So even if your teacher at times
may may be in a bad mood. You need to tolerate that your teacher sometimes is not going to explain things very well. They're going to shout out to you is going to call you stupid or what is still he's saying what as your teacher you need to be patient with all of this because he's a human being after all right? So on his part on the teachers part, he needs to adopt the best of manners but it says on the students part it says you need to be patient with all of this because your purpose is what is to attain and sometimes there is that hurdle in it it's not always going to be sweet. It's not always going to be easy but if you are patient you're going to get it inshallah
the next chapter and this is also a beautiful one and an important one. He says first and Phil what I highlighted highlighted the highlighted column This is in what are what are I staying away from the hot on avoiding the hot on avoiding the suspicious says while seeking knowledge you need to maintain a state of water aware you are away from
avoiding it. And he says Why is that? He says gokula McCann autoantibody me Our aka Nemo and for our Alamo, a sorrow of Hawaii to actor. He says the more that you stay away from the hot arm while you are learning that knowledge is going to benefit you more
and not learning will be easier for you and you will get more benefits from it.
And he's gonna quote it's not here or it's gonna come.
Yeah, it's gonna come Oh, it's gonna come in the second chapter anyway. So
because sin doesn't mix with a gift and
Sin doesn't mix very well with learning the Quran doesn't mix very well with learning the Hadith that didn't mix very well with learning Islam in general. So it says the purpose of learning is what what we said what is the purpose of learning?
you know that right? What is why? Why do we learn everything that we are learning
to increase your taqwa, right, so that you can take it and put it into action, we of course, you want to know Allah azzawajal. But there's a consequence to knowing a lot, which is that you want to put it into action. Now, if your actions are devoid of taqwa, it means that whatever you are learning is not benefiting you. It's not being put into practice. So there is here, an aborted part of knowledge, right, a missing part of knowledge. And that missing part means that you have not really, really learned it well, because there's a complete circle to knowledge. Right? There's a complete circle. When you learn something, just here internally, when you learn something, and you
and then you start applying it, that application will teach you something about it that you did not know before.
So the benefits of anything the benefit of the Horan, the benefit of Salah the benefit of fasting the benefit of hedge. So if you did not go to hedge, and you learn everything about hedge, this is how you perform it this this this this this, just by reading a book, did you learn everything about hedge? No. By reading everything about Salah, did you actually learn everything about the Salah? No. Because even if you say, oh, our Salah forbids evil, then Hanif Russia or Mancha, you learn that, but you're not really going to learn it until you pray, and you're dedicated in your Salah, and you find out how it forbids evil, then you will know, then your knowledge have now
rise to a level that just theoretical knowledge or book knowledge could not have given you. So that's not in until you apply it in is not in until you apply it. So you're not going to be given until you stay away from the harem. But if you're committing the Haram and learning committing the Haram and learning is saying learning for you is going to be difficult.
Because there is going to be an obstacle there that you've given the shaytaan authority over your life with a sin that you're given. And you need to find him to be able to learn so how could you be if I became while also the same time you're giving him power over your life. So learning itself is going to be difficult, understanding is going to be difficult, and you're not benefiting with that knowledge. So that knowledge needs to be taken and needs to be applied. And here we are talking about what are what are meaning staying away from Iran. And there's a level even beyond that. Okay, and that level is staying away from what is ambiguous or suspicious suspicious matters. But the
first step is staying away from the harem and there's more inshallah that's going to come. I says women on what are called cam and now he's going to talk about extra, extra, right? And yet the hora de Anisha that a person does not overeat. Okay. So why this is he says from the AdMob This is from AdMob right to stay away from what hinders seeking knowledge, he does not overeat, he does not oversleep he does not over talk. So why all of that because it contradicts clarity, it contradicts your energy. If you want to really learns what happens when you overeat.
get tired, okay? You don't you can't study you can't remember. Okay. And when you get tired, what do you want to do? When you when you overeat? And you get tired? What do you feel like doing then? just sleeping, right? So you have no energy to do anything useful. So he says and you avoid over sleeping because if you oversleep, you wake up and you're still tired,
and you begin to develop it as a habit. I have to sleep so many hours in a day. So you're wasting so many hours. And one of the things that have Baraka and he will talk about is that Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said that there is Baraka in waking up early in Baku waking up early has Baraka in it. So you are have the habit and how many people have that habit to stay up at night. Okay, stay up at night. Till what what time,
one o'clock, two o'clock, three o'clock. Maybe some people people up to fader and then you get to sleep. Or you missed the buku me a completely record is after fidget so you missed that blessed time. So the temple you're supposed to be sleeping actually is at night, you've turned it into day. And the daytime when you're supposed to be awake, which is the day you turn it into night. And you missed out the term of Baraka. So that's not how it's supposed to be supposed
To be what that unless you are worshipping Allah as the origin after Asia, what are you supposed to do?
Go to bed. And the Prophet sallallahu Sallam would hate talking after Asia. Unless there is something right unless you know, it's an act of worship. But that can occur whole khorramabad. Like it's hated to talk after Asia. That is why, because you're supposed to go to sleep. Right? I know, I understand that from next week he is going to be 630. Right?
Right. So yeah, of course, moderately. We're talking about moderately right Asia and then you have to maybe your lunches after whatever you need to stay, but you don't stay up way too late. That's what we're talking about, not up way too late. That is going to
hinder or obstruct you waken up for failure, and then obstruct you from taking advantage of that blessed time after February. So the core is a blessed time. So he says, kathrada No, avoid oversleeping. And also overtaking. Because that's also a distraction, and it corrupts the heart. It's a distraction, and it corrupts the heart. How does it corrupt the heart? Why is over talking corrupting to the heart? Why?
Because if you overtalk, what happens.
You'll make mistakes. The more that you talk, the more that you're going to make a mistake. Guaranteed, right? Either you're going to be lying, or you're gossiping about somebody else, or making fun of somebody else or getting in a fight with somebody. That's what happens when you overtalk if you're selective, yes. But if you're not, and he's just keep babbling, babbling, you're gonna say something that you're going to regret, you're going to say something that is useful. So that's distracting to the heart and takes you into valleys and corners that you don't want to go to. And then he says, what needed to have was on at least the arm is salty in emkin. So he's here
talking about like that full water, he says, and he doesn't eat in the marketplace, and that buy food from the marketplace? that his recommendation? Why is that? He says, because it's really, Ill hafla because it's more distant from the remembrance of Allah as urgent and closer to heedlessness. So he's talking about a state of water, where the person is really focused, really focused and does not want to be distracted. So of course, if he goes out to eat, what happens, if you go out to eat even today, right? You go out to eat, for instance, and you go into a restaurant, or you go into whatever, right and you're buying food, what happens is that, you know, whether, you know, you don't
want it, you're not seeking it, but you're gonna see something wrong. Right? You're gonna hear something. So that's what he's talking about is like, would that person who is really focused, and he wants to learn and he want to guard his eyes and guards his ears and guard his tongue, it says, Don't go and buy food from outside because of this sin that might be involved in it that not that he's not saying necessarily that it is haram, because you're not going there seeking these things, but avoiding them as always, what better, right avoiding it is always better.
And he says also, because many, that's not very relevant, because he says the poor may see you buying stuff like that, and they cannot buy it and so that they may envy it. So there was no Baraka in it as a possibility, I don't know if this is very applicable today. But he says that, yes, buying food from outside could have those shortcomings in it.
And then he mentions a story here, just about just confirming,
you know, not not purchasing food from outside, but eating home cooked food, which is anyway always better whenever that is possible. But he says, you know, that is why the scholars of, of, of past used to have so much water and so much delicate water that Allah will bless the work and blessed their output their knowledge output. And you know, someone like Lima, Noah, we but everybody else, they wouldn't lie, they wouldn't eat anything that is has the hint of harm in it. They've got it. their stomachs, they guarded their eyes, they've got it their ears completely. And so they were pure, as pure as you can get as a human but they were pure enough that when they spoke there was a
floss and whatever they were saying, when they wrote there was Baraka in whatever they were saying. So what they said lasted, so you want to seek the Baraka and maybe you know, why is there is less Baraka today and things that we say and things that we learn is because we really are ourselves polluted. So if you purify yourself, a little bit of knowledge will be enough. Okay, and how many times have you heard the same reminders into Doom, Doom, Doom, right? Or in hollow cause the same thing and we've memorized it, but we've never applied it.
And I've never made a dent, and we'd never really changed this is why is that is is because that self, the heart is not ready to accept it. The heart is actually fighting with it. I know it, but internally, I'm fighting with it. I don't want to do it.
Whereas for the people have passed, and we still have some today it hamdulillah. But if people have passed in particular, they would hurt here one advice, and that will change them.
Why is that, so a little bit of knowledge for them was a lot. But for us a lot today is very little, because we don't apply it. So this is the state of what are staying away from, how long will keep your heart alive. And if your heart is alive, you hear one idea, you'll follow it, you hear one Hadith, and you will follow it. And that's really the benefit of knowledge.
And also, he says, and it's to stay away from backbiting, and to stay away from keeping the company of those who over talk. And he says, because people who do that, they will just steal your minutes and hours away from you and just waste your time. So of course avoiding backbiting and avoiding backbiting in particular when it is disguised as religious, right, disguised as religious is sometimes this is what happens. What about shift so and so? What about the student of knowledge soon? So what is it? What about the fight between this this day and that day, and you talk about it, and it has the appearance of being religious, because we're talking about religious things. But the
purpose is not learning the purposes what you're curious about the fight just like
what happened with sister so and so's fighting with sister so and so. That's exactly the same thing. So I'm interested in if I'm interested in domestic disputes, I'm really only interested in the fight. I'm not going to get anything from it. I'm just curious about who fought with who and what happened to them human curiosity. And if it's the same when it happens between scholars, I'm just interested in a fight. And I'm not really learning anything from it. So if this is not beneficial, and this really advice, I'd hope that you can keep in mind if you're a person who had been exposed to this, if this issue between this scholar and that scholar who are fighting, this is not going to
benefit you leave it
now, you're not a judge. You're not the judge, first of all, and it's not going to help you. So why are you interested? Okay, leave it. And if you say the issue is confusing, well, I mean, learn enough to reach a level where that issue is no longer confusing to you.
You follow what I'm saying? That learn enough, right? If I'm at a basic stage, and those scholars argue about something that is advanced, you're not going to understand it anyway. It'd be more confused. And you listen to so and so. And you'll be thinking, Oh, he's right, all the other so and so maybe he is right. It says leave this altogether, and learn enough. And then either one of two things will happen either by the time that you learn enough, they resolve that thing, you really need to worry about it. Or if it's not already resolved, you learn enough that you will be able to yourself to decide so and so was right and so and so was wrong. But don't follow, don't follow the
trend, the trend is to talk about this or to trend or to condemn this person who condemn that person. And once we finish with them, we move to another group of people, and we talk about those, and so on and so on. So if that is what knowledge to some people is, I can't know that this is really not the company that you should keep leave that and actually learn something that's going to benefit you. Right.
And he says a minute what are also from what are avoiding the Haram is to avoid people of corruption, you know, people advice, and to keep the company of the pious because of course, this is going to affect you, whether good or bad, it is going to affect you. And he says, and then he sits he sits facing the Qibla following the son of the Prophet and way akuna was done. And he follows the sun over the profits of the law. It was a limp way of turning down our little hairy and he will seize upon the supplication of the pious, when the hardware is under our model domain and he would avoid at all cost, the supplication of the oppressed, meaning that he never heard somebody to give
them the chance to raise their hands and make against you. So if there's any opportunity for you to if you had hurt somebody to go and seek forgiveness from them, you do this, right? Because otherwise if they make the deal out of them, and law is accepted, if someone is oppressed, and they make a dua, that's accepted, he says, So save yourself from this, so don't hurt anyone. We have done him a little hairy and you seek or seize the supplication of the pious not necessarily by you going and saying so and so make that for me so and so making that for me, but being in their company being in their midst, right, because in that way, you will gain them. They will make do out for you as you
are making out for them. Is this Mr. de la Qibla one of the Sooners
There's only a certain number one of this and is that if you really want to learn, find where the problem is and sit facing the Qibla, whatever that is, possible, easy and appropriate any for for you to do, because the prophets Allah said and praise that direction, the direction of the Qibla. So that also is a Sunnah. And in general, follow the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and he says the seeker of knowledge should never look down on and forsake the manners and the sooner. So even though we're talking and we're saying it's just a sooner, no, it is a sooner. So don't look down on it and ignore it. If it's added up, don't look down on it and ignore it because
it says, If you ignore that, you can ignore the other EULA and ignore the sooner if you ignore the sooner you can ignore the obligations. So it's not a circle, right? So this adds up and the sooner our protection for the forum.
So if you are able to break this circle, you're going to break Eventually, the circle of what
the obligations themselves, so keep yourself always with what protected. And don't ask right one of the one one of the add up when it comes to what Allah has said, whenever the Prophet sallallahu Sallam has said, is before an application, don't ask is this Sunnah or an obligation? But rather you try to do it
and only ask whether it's a sin or obligation when you cannot? When you cannot? Or do you have to teach somebody? But otherwise? Don't say to yourself, well just simply assume no, or there's some scholars have said that Setsuna and some scholars have said certain obligations, so infrared in your mind, it's already demoted to a sooner follow.
So, for instance, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, let's say has prohibited in a statement has prohibited something. Some scholars have said it's hard on some scholars have said no, it's only disliked. So when you read about that disagreement, in your mind, you say, well, it could only be disliked. So you start doing it. Because in your mind, it's what only disliked
but then you have to remind yourself of two things one, but other scholars have said what, Tom? So you could be doing harm. So why not avoid all of this? and avoided whenever possible, if it's easy, just simply avoided. Plus, the prophet Salim said them himself said do not do this. Right? Shouldn't you out of respect not do it? Even if it turns out eventually they just simply disliked. So out of SW avoided. So here, you know, you should not ignore anything that allows Odin and his prophets of Allah Selim either has commanded or has prohibited by saying, well, it's only at that was only disliked, avoided, if he had prohibited to the best of your ability and do it to the best of your
ability, if it is commanded right.
Now and he says, and when building a nuclear solar he should pray a lot, will you solve this a lot of caution and really pray with him? Sure, because this will help him right, solar will help help in everything. So one of the things you know, that we mentioned before is that if a person is going through any difficulty, one of the Sooners of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam is to engage in Salah is to pray, start praying, which is something that we don't remember. So you just receive bad news or you're going through some bad you know, moments, some some bad days, right? And you don't know what to do and how to get out of it. How to overcome that feeling. One of the things that will help
is to pray.
Okay, so we seek you know, a place that is quiet, where you are by yourself, where you can concentrate, and you start praying and you pray a lengthy contemplated prayer. This is how Allah xojo will aid you and help you. You need guidance. And you don't know what guidance is going to come from you need an answer or you're anxious. You don't know how to overcome that. Engage in salah and again lengthy contemplate of salah and you will find that the aid of Allah azza wa jal will soon arrive soon alive at least internally, internally allows you to stabilize your heart and it will open your eyes and will give you insight and wisdom and then later on maybe something else. Maybe
Allah will give you a strength to be able to solve it, where you did not think that you had that strength before change your mood, where you thought that nothing could change it could change it because Allah controls everything. So he says and also in seeking knowledge, if you find it to be difficult, if you find it to be
understanding things or pursuing them any difficulty in it, it says also seeks Allah because Allah will assist you by owning a soldier
And then he says these verses of poetry equinet alamiri when Noah he happy though, he says, observe the commands, and then also the prohibitions of Allah azza wa jal and observe the Salah on time, what the Buddha Mashallah what you had was that about the answers and seek the knowledge of the Sharia and be diligent was trying to tell you that and seek the aid of what Allah has allowed meaning the halal and avoid the Haram and you will be fit perfectly who had who memorizes anyone who has knowledge was that Allah he goes and either gave life the karate ban ask Allah azzawajal to stabilize whatever you have memorize meaning always believe and know that Allah azza wa jal is with
you and that Allah azza wa jal is the one who is enabling you to do all of this.
now and the end of this chapter, he says, Let me see I'll tell you what do you do what are taxi do any something like okay, they will read that. So he says, obey Allah azza wa jal and be determined and diligent and do not be lazy and know that you are going to be returning to Allah as our agenda Joe, and do not sleep. Or we can say do not oversleep because he says the best of creation, honey, I mean, a lady may had her own they would sleep little at night and that's an area can, Alina milele, my own herbalist hari homea stuffy room. So he says in the beginning of it, ob Allah sogenannten be dedicated, okay in pursuing knowledge and don't be lazy, right? Don't be lazy is well, how can I not
be lazy? He says by asking a lot to help you. Taking the physical means for you not to be lazy about things that we talked about. One, not overeating, not over sleeping, sometimes, you know, with certain things that one thing that he does not mention exercise. Exercise is also one thing that is going to give you energy so it'll be physically active, will also inject energy into your life. So also do that as well. So it doesn't mean that you're learning that you ignore your body. No. So you eat well, a balanced diet, a healthy diet, and he will be talking about that. And then also exercising. So don't be lazy and ask Allah ask Allah, you know, to keep you dedicated to get to
maintain your energy, and also that you don't forget about the value of what you are doing. Because what as long as you remember the benefit of what you're doing, you will continue doing it. And no one to get out of the comfort zone and know that you're going to be returning back to Allah azza wa jal so every single day that you're spending actually in reality every single day that you're spending, learning something if it's for Allah,
that is something that a day that you're going to see when you meet a lawsuit, it will be for you and not against you.
And every day that you waste or you use to sin against the law Zoda is a day that is against you. So if you keep in mind that you are gonna die, if you say let me before I die, do what
get as much as you can in this life from this life for the hereafter. Let me get as much of it as possible. Just to you know, imagine if somebody comes and tells you, you know, you're gonna die in a month or you're gonna die and there are people actually like that you're gonna die in a month you're going to die You know, unexpectedly unexpectedly you go to the doctor and other people like that in your city you're gonna die unexpectedly and every single day when he or she they wake up they don't know if tomorrow is going to be another day or not. So okay, so if you have today and you don't know that you have tomorrow if you have today, what are you going to do with today that will be able to
help you when you meet a law surgeon? You say okay, let me do something that actually will help me learn something new do something new help someone. So this is how you take advantage of your life by believing that that is near white knuckle in order to become your own this Yes, I am going to die one of those days.
And he says and don't oversleep because the best of creation. They used to sleep little at night and this is the description as we said in the Quran. When Allah azza wa jal was talking about those that he appraised can leave them in and lately my Joe and they would sleep little at night will be less How do you still feel alone and the time of Sahaja which is the last part of the night, that asked a lot as the gym for forgiveness. So
your night should be a night of sleep, but also a night of worship and that worship could be worship you could divide it and make it the worship in Salah a worship in salah and reading of the Quran or worshipping salah and seeking knowledge in general that also is worship and the Prophet sallallahu wasallam you know the his habits so that you will understand. If you want to divide up your night, how to do it, the prophets, Allah cillum would sleep half of the night. Then wake up and pray one third, and then sleep one six and wake up for fudger so this is the entire night. So what are we getting?
configuration, right you want to do for yourself that works for you. I'm working, I have to do this and I have to do that. Adjust it. But know that this was the practice of Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam half of the night is asleep, that he wakes up, and he prays one third of the night. And then once he's done with that he would sleep the lethargy and sort of take you know, a nap before fidget time. And then he would wake up for fidget. Pray those rock as a fidget spinner, and then fetcher and then get out because they did not sleep after fidget, right? So you could follow if your schedule and your work permits that you can follow that pattern. Right. So they did not sleep after
fidget because they would sleep at the alula time, right? The whole time. That's the time when they would sleep and take a nap. That's not available to you, that's fine, adjust your schedule, but you would give your night
time for sleep where you could rest and also some time for a better and maybe also some time for seeking knowledge so that every single day you're doing something that brings you closer to Allah xojo.
First of all, female urethral HIV, and this is one of the things you're going to be talking about what is the thing that is going to increase your power of memorization? How could you memorize better, so is going to have some advice here, of course, but we'll have the you know, with a further thing that is going to really enable you to memorize as you do on lava. Okay, to be continuous, and diligent, consistent, right? So every single day, you're memorizing and you're learning you're memorizing and you're learning and never giving up. He says this is a thing that's gonna help. He says what he told me that he not eating a lot, we talked about that. So not eating a lot, eating a
meal, but not overeating. Right? was allowed to lately and praying at night, and even as well behaved. So reading the Koran and night prayer. So all this is what a bad all this is about. So reading of the Quran will sharpen your mind and keep you connected to the words of Allah as noted. So of course when the words of Allah, enter your mind, enter your tongue, and you know on your tongue into your body, your ears, listen to that, you must believe that they will have an effect on your entire body, that they're going to reshape your whole body. So reading the Quran is something else. So of course, they're going to endow you with abilities. And Eliza Jill will bless you because
of it. So he says one of them is memorization that will enhance your memorization so that you live, where you will be able to ask Allah zoa generate to give you power, and then to improve whatever abilities you have to continue learning and not eating a lot. We talked about that.
And he says, you know, Lisa, she will have limited credit for Annie Nevada. He says there's nothing that can help more to memorize or enhance your power memorization that reading the Koran, especially from the Mazel Tov itself. And there is a saying from the prophets a lot. He said, I'm the one who would love to the one who would be pleased to love Allah Zoda love him read in the most half. So there is a virtue to reading in almost half. Of course, if you are a person who had memorized the Quran, you can just read the heart, you read the Quran from memory, right, just as just for you to review whatever you have said. But if you wanna kind of, let's say, read the Koran, you're not a
person who's reviewing his memorization, and you want to read the Quran, they say, well, lo arland, that reading the Quran from almost half is better than from memory. And the reason they say is because more of your body is engaged, more of your body is engaged in the process, you follow what I'm saying? That is your eyes are also Your eyes are also is not only your tongue, not only your ears, but also your eyes are involved in reading from almost half the so they say everything else being equal. You know, reading from a mishap is better, but if you need to review what you have memorized, then review what you have memorized in whatever way is best for you. That will keep it in
your mind and show. And here he says that two verses of poetry that we've mentioned early on should go to eat our key into a heavily attributed to a chef he that he complained to a key about his inability to memorize at one point in his life. And so what I told him leave and stay away from every sin. Because if you stay away from every sin, Allah will grant you that ability to understand his religion and to be able to memorize it. So consider a cent to be an obstacle, in every direction, every every pursuit that you have, if you sin, that sin is going to be an obstacle in it even risk itself. Even risk itself. Sin will be an obstacle in receiving risk. Okay, there's always
an obstacle. So if you want to remove obstacles from your path, whether we're talking about even worldly matters, but religious matters and worldly matters, stay away from sin. Okay, getting there is a part of a hadith in that part is required.
radula your Coronavirus, COVID, mbu, Cebu and a person who will be denied provisions because of a sin that he commits. So that part of the Hadith is weak. But what testifies to that meaning are areas in the Quran where if you obey Allah as the origin, Allah will increase his bounties upon you, right? So minus that obedience, you're not going to receive those blessings. So that testifies to the meaning of that Hadid is that yes, if you disobey Allah as the origin, then there was a decrease in Baraka.
So you want to see Baraka in your children? What do you do? You and your children stay away from your heart? If you want to see a reduction in your marriage, what do you do?
Stay away from the harem. You know, you want to get engaged, you want to get married, what do you do you want to learn to bless that union? Is that not a union yet? What do you do? Stay away from the huddle? You want to learn Islam? I want to learn it well and understand it, what do you do? Stay away from the hot All right, so the hot arm will steal away the vodka from your life, all of it in religious and and worldly matters as well. So that's why you said what is going to enhance your memorization and your ability to retain and he says staying away from the bottom and then he says
was Sudoku or should we also see why and eating honey is that also will enhance your memory. And he does By the way, in this
in this chapter, talk about other things and this will enhance your memory this this this and this, you know will
worsen your memory that adapt but none of the I mean, the Shiva is Allah Hadean or the editorship, Bashir, you know, have omitted a lot of these things because they really no evidence for them, but it's just based on experiment or hearsay if you eat this, this will happen to you if you eat this, this will happen to you. But what he has retained here it was what is the most beneficial So in general, if Allah had praised or mentioned a food in the Quran or a food is mentioned in the Sudan's is praised, it is a very, very good idea for you to make it part of your diet. Right, a very good idea. So if we were talking about honey, talking about olive oil, talking about anything that is
praised by a lower his profits of Lago, Selim, it's a very good idea to make it part of your diet is as a member, you will soon be seen what brings on forgetfulness, for one ma si waka throw to the newbie, so it's a sin, I know and then having plenty of sins, we'll move on as an having a lot of stress and sadness because of the dounia. And also, we'll get through to this data and I surely will Allah. So being occupied with it, and having a lot of attachments, worldly attachments. So the first part here he is right, he says, if you are overly anxious about this world, get through to azumino and homomorphism. So sadness, and anxiety, it says if you're a person who's bothered with a lot of
you know, past, you know, mistakes and regrets, and you always are thinking about it, so you're sad because of it.
Or anxieties about the future or about something that is happening at this moment, if you're constantly thinking about the dounia. And down because of it, he says you won't have the energy to study and the energy to learn, and the and the patience to continue because you're being straddled by all of this pain. As it says you don't need all of this, you need to drive this away, you need to get rid of that and not be so attached to the dunya. And if you have a lot of oil, and other if you're busy in this dunya with this, and this and this and you are you know, attached to this, and you attach to that is is that also, you know, suck all your time, and leave little for you to be
able to concentrate and to be able to learn. So, yes, you're going to need to learn, I'm sorry, you're going to need to work in this life, and you're going to need to earn a living and you have your academic pursuits and all of this or that is is but you when you're done.
You know, just concentrate on what Allah has done once and leave matters of the dunya to Allah xojo if you're worried about something, give it to Allah, if you're sad about something, give it to Alonzo again, and concentrate on really what benefits you and try to decrease your attachments to this life. Because as he has said previously, the dunya is not that significant for you to be so sad over it or worried about it. Whatever you had been whatever you've lost, you can find again.
And whatever you are worried about hasn't happened yet, so you didn't need to worry about it. It may never happen and if it happens a lot as Odin will assist you. So it's not going to be as bad as you think it's going to be so no need for you to be sad and no need for you to be worried leave the dunya It is so insignificant in Allah's eyes and focus on what Allah considers to be the most important thing, which is the hereafter focus on the hereafter and the law of God.
will drive away the concern of the dounia from your heart. But if the concern of the denier is in the heart, it's hard for you to care about, or even have the mood to even hear about anything about the hereafter anything that is religious.
And he says it this is what he says is that the wise person the intelligent shouldn't care about worldly matters so much because its heart hurts you, and it doesn't benefit you.
And homo dunia wordly
distresses and worldly pain brings darkness to the heart. And if you always are thinking about this painful thing, this painful thing, it just fills the heart with gloom
doom, and you don't have a space in it, right? As I said, You don't even have the mood to do anything else, not any hope that your situation is going to change. And you basically are, you have given up given up on this dunya and maybe given up on the effort. So this is what this breeds, so you cannot really we're not worried about the dunya as much but we're as if you're worried about the Sierra, it brings light to the heart. Because the worry about the ethical and motivates you to do something. So you'll start worshipping Allah as origin. And that anxiety will be filled or replaced with peace and tranquility. So in the beginning, yes, it will be worried about hellfire. But when
you start worshiping Allah as Odin, you'll feel its sweetness. And so it will bring peace to you. The worries of the Dini, on the other hand, they don't bring any type of peace or satisfaction. So the worries of the era are beneficial. the worries of the dounia are not hard. Well, the author of his Salah, he says you will see the consequence and the trace of your ham in masala. So if you're him, you're worried about the hereafter. that'll affect your Salah, you'll be praying better and getting a lot more from your Salah. If you're worried about the dunya how does it affect your Salah?
You don't concentrate, right? You don't. You don't sometimes you don't even want to pray. You don't even want to pray. And if you pray, your mind is not there.
You forget how many records because you're thinking about something else. So he says it just brings darkness to your mind and darkness to your heart. So why should you do this to yourself? Allah can solve this. So remember always that that matters or that pain of the dunia Allah said you and don't worry about it. I'll take care of it. pain or the dounia unless it Don't worry about it, I'll take care of it. You worry about the ashira
you worry about the future. And the past to Allah has no forgiveness and mercy is easy.
Okay, it's easy in the sense of what you just asked a lot as an agent for forgiveness, and he'll forgive you ask for assistance and he will assist assist you Yes, you will be tested. But as long as you come back to Allah as though God will always win.
So the path of the hero is not that difficult. But the path of the dunya is very difficult because when the Allah is not with you, you're on your own. And on your own, you're defeated all the time. But Shavasana is against you and you're defeated all the time. So keep that in mind that you don't need that darkness into your life. Focus on the F era. And again, balance it's not like focus on the earth or neglect your wife. or neglect your kids or neglect your parents or we need your help we need some money no I'm focused on the earth hero that's not balanced. Okay, the quinlin Haku Everyone has their right okay your self has a right upon you your parents have rights upon you. Your
spouse has rights upon you. You need to give everybody the right your children have rights upon you. Everybody has his right you can just sacrifice one's right because of somebody else you can say I'll be learning the Quran and neglecting all of you because of it. That's that's you've you've sacrificed something that a lot commanded you not to and you'll be questioned on Allah so did my
so forget about the worries of the dunya and worry about the hero right
now for him would do me I'm not home in Ohio to Humboldt Valley so they No worries.
worries about the dunia will stop you from doing good worries about the fly will actually will propel you to do something good. And he says I'm praying with Joshua with a pseudo lady me praying with her Sure. And attaining knowledge that will drive away sadness as amazing Subhana light if you actually think about it.
Why are you sad? Okay, a lot of time we are sad because sometimes we there were a lot of times we have a lot of time to think about matters that make us sad. You have free time, right? So the shun takes advantage of it and tries to destroy you because of that thing because you're just mind your mind and nothing to occupy it. So it's keeps wandering okay.
Usually gravitates towards pain of the past, or the anxieties of the future, what happens here and what's going to happen then. So he says, instead of this, if you fill your time with something that is useful, especially something meaningful, that's going to drive away these thoughts, and those occupations and sadness in general, and you will feel better panela you will feel better about your life and you will feel better about whatever, right, we all know the future and the present and the past, the more that you see, I've done something good, I've attained something good. So one of the ways of pushing away sadness is learn the Koran, understand it, learn the Hadith, understand it,
learn this and understand it, and you will feel that you've gained something, and he has something meaningful that will help me in the future.
And he says,
Now, so he says, two verses of poetry, someone is speaking to himself and he says, Oh, nosode no hustle and seek the assistance, meaning of Allah, and everything that you wanna keep and every knowledge that you want to retain, that can lead the Enfield hasn't this is the thing that's going to drive away sadness, what am I see? Well, cobalto now use them and and everything else is false, or that cannot be trusted. And nothing else is going to drive away sadness. Unless if you really learn and you really learn something specially from the Quran, and Sunnah pertaining to your situation, that will be the best, you're going to find yourself as if you're flying.
Because of happiness, because you've learned something new, significant, and it's talking to you, it's speaking to your problem. And let me get a subpanel I'll be the most marvelous thing. But it requires patience, right requires believing that there The answer is here. The answer is there in the book of Allah, keep reading it, and you will find the answer to the thing that is troubling you and when you find it, is as if you really literally find it, find a treasure, nothing would be more precious to you. And you'll start having a relationship with the book of Allah zodion unlike any other because it's now based on experience, not really somebody telling you read the Quran, know,
you read it, and you found something special you and that had become now a moment between you and Allah azza wa jal that you cannot deny. And you can always go back to and say, I was looking for something, and Allah gave me the answer in his book. So that is the type of relationship that you will have with this knowledge. So you really want to drive away sadness, led drive away sadness with learning, whatever Allah azzawajal has, has revealed.
And then, you know, and then the last, you know, four verses of poetry, he's basically saying that
addressing in the first two verses, so and so this beautiful woman who was this beautiful and that beautiful and all of that, but in the last two verses, he says, but he says, but leave me and excuse me, or pardon me, because I am fascinated and obsessed, not with you, but with seeking knowledge. Okay, what if he told me what to call and in seeking excellence and knowledge and dakhla is sufficient from trying to listen, or to see beautiful woman? And that is true, too, right? So he's saying that the one who reaches a point where you start finding actual joy in learning and benefit and learning stops finding that much joy in her on, there's what what the tracks is too hard on
it the pleasure that we find in it, and there is pleasure in it, and I'm not gonna lie to anybody and say, oh, there is no pleasure and harm if there is no pleasure in it. Nobody would go after it. Right. But would that pleasure there is what a lot of bitter bitterness and a lot of pain as soon as you do it when you're done, what do you feel?
If you're the hardest still alive? What do you feel?
Regret disgusted with you. So why did I do this? Right? What am I stupid? Why never going to do it? As long as the heart is alive, right? Why did I do it? I shouldn't do it. And you're going to feel down and you're going to feel tired, and you're going to feel bored, and you're going to feel miserable. And that all is the effect of sin. So yes, there is joy, but it's always mixed with bitterness and hardship. But the joy of Elm In the beginning there is hardship, not bitterness, but there is a little bit hardship. When you overcome that hardship, you will find its joy. And when you find that joy over there, it will be a better substitute for any joy that you can find in the
huddle. Like literally, seriously, seriously, and if you tell yourself or you ask yourself, was the question that we ask ourselves at times, he says, Okay, I'm trying to do the right thing.
But it's hard and I'm finding myself a lot of times sad and struggling.
With this and that, and where as I find those who are sitting, living, living, living a life that is not observant of Allah xojo, not conscious of Allah, they're always happy. And they're always smiling. They're always having fun. Why is that? Right? Why is that I'm not finding this sweetness, but it seems that they're having fun, but I'm not, is because you exist at a level where you have not reached the sweetness of that life, yet you're still struggling at the surface. So you need to push yourself harder.
You're going back and forth between you, and that, that previous life and you're still looking at it. And you haven't found out yet the sweetness of a man that is going to allow you to drown in the love of Allah azzawajal and the love of real prophets of the law of sin and really, really, truly enjoy it. So keep pushing, and you're gonna find it and ask Allah zillion for it. And don't think that those who
don't know record themselves and take pictures of themselves or proclaim that they're happy, sinning against Allah zodion are really seriously happy. They're not right, there is an aura, there is a facade there is an appearance of happiness, but on the inside, no single human being escapes, stress, and worry, and anxiety and self doubt, no single human being, no matter how rich or poor they are, right. And especially if you are away from Allah azzawajal it starts accumulating and accumulating and accumulating until it reaches a point, the breaking point. But you keep pushing, and you will find the pleasure that Allah has talked about, and this prophet sallallahu wasallam had
So we have one more chapter. And I'm wondering if I should continue or we can leave this till next week.
Major legal risk are what brings on provisions, what stops it, what increases one's life and what decreases it so it's not very long, so we can leave this to the next week so we can finish it and then start with the next book and as I mentioned, inshallah, the following book, which will start in Sharla next week is mean edible Islam. And it's available in the bookstore in both the Arabic and the English translation, so you can get that inshallah from it either before Asia or after Asia inshallah. So let's leave a little bit of time to see if there are any questions and if not, we can stop so you could get ready for Asia inshallah.
Yeah, I'm done so that I don't rush
covering the second chapter of the likes last chapter.
And to give you enough time in sha Allah for it so yeah.
What is it I'm sorry what?
So in Arabic it's called min edible Islam, mean edible Islam. And in English, it's called Islam.