Channel: Ali Hammuda
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And on this note, I would like to say that this was the way of our predecessors they refuse to be reliant upon anyone for their risk for their money for their daily bread, but Allah subhana wa,
they're human beings, like everyone else, they need an income,
but their freedom to advocate the truth with with minimal pressure from a financer. That to them was a greater requirement prophets of Allah why don't you send him said in a remarkable Hadith? He said Mahakala I don't plan to hire on me and yeah, cool I mean anomaly Eddie he were in the nebula he that would kinda Yeah, cool, curriculum anomaly, Yeti he, he said nobody has ever eaten a better meal than the one that he has earned with the working of his own hands. He said and the Prophet of Allah David that he used to eat from the earnings of his manual labor from the earnings of his own hands.
Allahu Akbar, this financial independence is key for the shape the student of knowledge for the active Muslim. In fact, Ambassade able to use with a hurry up authored a book, where he lists around 400 different professions that belong to no less than 1500 scholars of Islam who said that you have to have no worldly profession to be a scholar of the religion. This is a life lesson brothers and sisters this desire to earn independently. We learn this life lesson by just looking at the nicknames of many of the scholars of our religion. What were their nicknames? Look, for example, you have a zip judge the glassmaker Athan, the locksmith, and that jar, the carpenter 100. The
blacksmith, and buzzers, meaning the Draper
and her Powell perfume seller will Kasab, the sugar cane worker and just last the plasterer alphabet as the baker. These are nicknames of scholars who we know and we read about and marvel over their biographies.
So this was always the case in our academic history. Up until maybe quite recently, when our understanding scholarship became a job title.
Which one reaps a salary for like any other job. And in many cases, this would subsequently be abused by their finances who would constantly threatened to cut off their wages if they don't comply or or carve out the fatwa the Islamic position that suits them. So they're the Sheikh is now speaking on demand and remaining silent on demand. That is not appropriate. The scholars before us therefore sought to have the upper hand and to be financially independent relying only upon him