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Bismillah Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim al hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah. While earlier he was so happy women were their brothers and sisters in Islam. Assalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh.
It is a pleasure for me to be your guest this evening here in Sydney. And yet again, I had the honor and the pleasure to see these wonderful faces before me. I asked her last pantalla to fill them with light in this life in your graves and in the hereafter.
I cannot see my sister's faces but I also make this diet to them to my brothers and sisters. Tonight in sha Allah will be the first of the series about the four great imams in sha Allah.
But on this visit
tonight, and if we don't finish tonight, tomorrow night as well inshallah I have the honor of being here again.
We will be speaking about only the first mmm among these four. And he is Imam, Abu hanifa amatola highly. We have chosen to speak about Imam Abu hanifa now because when we speak about the four great memes, the famous four great imams that we know about, and I mentioned their name soon. Abu hanifa is the first among them historically. And he is the founder of something that is quite remarkable, which the other three imams took and developed and learned more from and he has the first school of thought, which is the most widespread school of thought in the world even till today
and demand Abu hanifa
many of the all of the scholars speak extremely highly about him, including the three famous imams that came after him, including his students, the three imams that came after him namely in order Imam Shafi
otherwise known as often Mr. Malik, I correct myself otherwise. Full Name is Malik ignore ns Rahmatullah Haile, followed by an Imam Shafi Mohammed Idris, followed by an Imam Ahmed ignore Hanban.
And by the way, many of them are actually most of them were students of each other. However, Imam Abu hanifa
sat with him and Malik and Imam Malik sat with Imam Abu hanifa. Abu hanifa, learned a little bit of informatic he actually sat in one of his circles in Medina, which we're going to talk about today in sha Allah and Imam Malik learned of the matter of the school of thought of Abu hanifa as well. they differed a little bit,
but 90% of the schools of thought are the same. Similarly with Imam Shafi, Mohammed Idris de la ley, who was the direct student of Eman, medic ignore us. And also he was very fond of him and his ways, and Imam Shafi agreed again with 90% of the schools of thought of Mema Bonnie van de man Malik, with that little 10% of difference and insha Allah in my visits to come, we will talk a little bit about that. It's I'm not going to go into detail about the differences but I'm going to talk about how significant these differences are to us as follows later on, and so did mmm I don't know Hanbal who was also a direct student of human Miss Sheffield. And in fact, he loved him immensely like a
father, like a son loves his father. Remember him and loved him and sheffy like a father and even after his death, I'll just give you a little teaser in sha Allah for the visits for me to come later on that mmm at the final of them used to make dua for his teacher Imam Shafi
from the moment he was a student till in my mama died for 40 years, and even after Imam Shafi died is the is the mecca for him in his Salah. He used to say, oh, Allah forgive
me and my parents, and Mohammed bin Idris, a chef, every single prayer that he did, and he used to do, Mr. Mohammed used to do 300 salads a day.
When he was about 77 years old when he became weak. He did 150 salads a day for about a year. And in every one of those sides he made for his teacher, a mammoth chef.
And each one of them was like that towards the other. The reason I mentioned a little bit about Mr. Mohammed, although we're not talking about him today, and a little bit about him and chefin Malik, Mr. Malik is only to give you a glimpse of the goal of
Why? My goal of speaking about the 40 memes and that's the idea of harmony and tolerance that these imams had towards one another even though they differed in some opinions. Unlike and I want you to compare that after we finish inshallah, this series, you will be able to have a clearer picture and be able to compare between today's followers, and who these imams our teachers really were and how they dealt with each other, how they dealt with differences on any level, whether it was the differences in understanding of Islamic laws, and how to practice them. And whether it was political opinion, the politics and the society they lived in.
they were all the same. In character, generally speaking, the humbleness and trustworthiness and piety.
They were the same in their goals. They were the same in their goals and their objectives. And they were exactly the same in their mission. The goal and objective unanimously without any difference, even
an atom's worth was to bring the people to the correct way of this Deen as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam came to teach us.
dare to disclaim this, that these four Imams, they came for any other purpose, their goal was exactly the same.
And if you like, I can compare it to the A in the Quran almost not directly because there were human beings who were not prophets. But as Allah speaks about the prophets and messengers, learn for Cobain, I had a min wakad, who sent me an hour upon arrival for Ana korriban, our la kanimozhi, we did not make any distinction between any of these prophets. They all said, we hear our Lord and we obey, and to you We shall return. Similarly, this is the objective and the goal of these imams.
Just to show you that relationship between them, and this relationship should exist between us as followers. Some of us follow, among
others don't. But there shouldn't be a division because this division did not exist between these four imams. And so why does it exist between the followers later on why there's something wrong, and there is a problem with the relationship between the students and the teacher.
Something's wrong there. And between the intentions of the student and the intention of the teacher
to start with
Imam Abu hanifa students
from my understanding of studying the history
seemed to be generally speaking,
the only ones majority of the majority of them compared to the students of the other imams who were very close in character and methodology. And goals of Imam Abu hanifa have their teacher
and they say that if you want to know a teacher,
you know him or her by their students.
This is not to say that the other imams were not on the right path. But unfortunately, there were political problems, societal problems that create a lot of turmoil between the students later on. And you will find some of this corruption later on when I speak in other series to come shell and then my next visitations the students of Eman Madigan, the students of Amanda chefin the students of
the students have a memorable hanifa seem to be respected by all the students of the other imams.
My brothers and sisters in Islam
before I am able to speak about Imam Abu hanifa and introduce him to you
I need to speak about two things.
What is an Ireland? What is a scholar?
And number two, what was the background
and the society
and the situation, the environment
that Imam Abu hanifa came into?
Why? So that you may be able to live with Imam Abu hanifa as if you are there with him. I want to bring him I want to take us back to him. I want to take us back to the world that he lived in the power struggle that was going on the media that existed at that time. today. We live in a very different world and we can see that the media focuses on terrorism
The likes, we see division between Muslims, we see oppression from rulers, and we don't have the left. We see victims all over the world, such as right now we're living the atrocities of Syria, may Allah subhanho wa Taala give victory to its victims and their last month data help us find a way to assist them even more.
The best thing we can do is to make the art for these people and to send what we can allow finances to help them in any way. And if we can do more than we are like one buddy
and inshallah we'll make a diet for them at the end of this lecture tonight and tomorrow and shed a lot on
but the background and the environment that they lived in, was very similar to today, in relation to oppression and in relation to
rebellious movements. Today, they call them terrorists and and the likes and they call them rebels, who are fundamentalist and so on. And religion is very different secular as well. In those days, there were also rebellions against the NFL,
and they were within the Muslim sects. And they were quite ruthless and the government was quite ruthless towards them.
First of all, the Ireland
what is in Ireland?
Ireland today is someone who has gone and studied at a university under our lemma, and acknowledged for their knowledge tested and examined and they're out there delivering knowledge to us. This plays only one part of being a highly
the most important part of being an island is the quality of this island. In relation to his Deen or her Deen and the fear of a loss panna cotta Allah.
Allah describes that Allah in the Quran in Surah Al Imran
our we live in a shaytani r rajim Bismillah R Rahman r Rahim in Shama hum in the hill.
Verily the ones who truly are God fearing, meaning a pious, which acknowledges pious are the scholars, the old man. What this means is not that if you carry knowledge in your head, and you're able to speak very well, and write many books, this makes you Island
nor is the island a person has many qualifications and he shows them to you and proves them. This is not necessarily Ireland.
Northern Ireland is an eloquent person who can speak and convince and change hearts or minds. This is not necessarily Ireland
are also Salalah. Sam tells us in a hadith which is in Bukhari, and Muslim very scary, very fearful, frightening, that on the Day of Judgment, he said to my eyes on the Day of Judgment, there'll be three types of people who look like they were doing tremendous Good, good acts in this world, but they end up in hellfire. And one of them is Ireland. I learned person in knowledge,
will be brought on a day of judgment and allow will ask him what did you do with the knowledge I gave you and He will say or she will say, I learned it for your sake of Allah and I taught it for your sake Allah and Allah will say, You are lying and the angels will repeat, you are lying
in Harlem to
in Atlanta, Julio karanka, cada you only learn to say that it can be said about you. Oh, so and so is such and such to be praised. And it was said about you this way. So you received what you wanted.
Today, you have nothing. So among them is also Mujahid and charity giver, are also sent and said tomorrow that these will be the first people by which Hellfire will be ignited
whose knowledge reach the world and how many people were guided by their knowledge and by the dour.
They end up in Hellfire the first because they did it for other than the sake of a lost mentor. This is not a true Island.
So einem is one who fears a lost planet who were to Ireland. And today inshallah you're going to see in this Ireland, Imam Abu hanifa what it means to be Ireland, not just in knowledge, but in their character and in how they feed Allah Spano diala and what it means to love our last panel what Island you will see very clearly inshallah I hope
my brothers and sisters in Islam, to appreciate the background and in which environment Imam Abu hanifa came into Let me introduce to you how it all began.
Before Imam Abu hanifa was born, before his teachers were born,
not long ago before him only about
maybe 60 years before his birth.
There was the Center for a Rashida
Therefore Rashida Abu Bakr de la mano mano de la mano smell the LA Juan and I Li Na Vitaly rhodiola one, these were the four rightly guided clearly, as we all know about them. Yes.
At the time of Allah the Allahu anhu sila for something happened.
Something happened that actually timed automatically alone, which resulted in audio Dylon was time as a catastrophe.
And it resulted in Muslims killing each other. It even resulted in a battle of suffering that we know about between the Allahu anhu and Maya, we know Abby, Sophia and the other one on whom
we love them both, with Maya them both, and they both had the same goals of wanting a las pantallas pleasure. But unfortunately, there was a fitna that occurred, which caused the conflict between Muslims
and which only Allah knows the wisdom from still lasts till today till this moment till this hour, which is also the result of the murders and the Civil War within Syria today. Now as we speak, the same problem is still going on till today.
And I bet that if someone were to stand up to give a hoot about it now,
just talking about the atrocities happening in Syria and in Syria and a sham, you will find people from the Sunni followers who will stand up
and defy this, go against it make trouble make problems.
If this existed till today, imagine in the heart
in the heat of the moment, where an Imam like Imam Abu hanifa had to come out. And he had to lead the people in a turmoil like this. Alia delana and Malia Something happened at that time. And then to stop the Battle of Sofia in something called an arbitration occurred. Arbitration is when you bring someone who has nothing to do with the two parties. Or you bring a person from this party, the person from that party to be judges, you know, they come up with an agreement and all agree to this agreement and follow it. That's called an arbitration.
bring someone called an impartial person impartial judge, a judge, that is not prejudice is not to this party or that party. If you can't find them, you find a judge from this party and judge from that party and they come to an agreement on a particular cause. And they got out of the law so they learn from our side, just giving you a brief outline so you can understand and appreciate the story of your memorable hanifa insha Allah and they got
they got a boo, boo masala shoddy or the Allahu anhu from the side of alley, or the Allahu anhu man, there is a fabricated story about it and there is a true story about it and authentic, authentic story about witches exists in Buhari, the fabricated one is about the fact that they said that Abu Musa and
Imran molars got up and they both had a ring and each one said I take a letter of the law and I take I detest or take the way of the letter of the law one away the same way I take off this ring and they took off the ring from their fingers. But um, the molars double crossed, I will Musashi got up and he said, I take a mama Ollie off the cliff as I take the string off my finger, then he put the ring back into his finger. And he said and I Oh, and I also attest and I acknowledge the failure for of more iwea just as I have placed the ring back into my finger. This is a fabricated story.
And the sources of it are fabricated.
And it's a no Gemma and I mean the people of the sun, the sun is no this this year, I always talk about it.
But they have their own sources.
However, the true story is that they came to an agreement secretly together in a very neutral form, read about it in such a body. Which by the way, the sheer reject, they reject Sahaja all of it Why of course they won't suit you to take something that will speak against you. And they came to a very common agreement. Neither of them came with a decision each one went back to you know, a little Delano stayed in.
In Kufa as the hanifa and the Allahu anhu. And Mahalia state in the Shan as the governor, as they were,
and this is what happened is haraam no Sahabi would stand up and say, I detest and I take out a halifa this is against the son of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. But Allah Delano agreed to something called an arbitration here, which resulted in a particular group revolting against the Isley Brothers Allah Juan bear with me brothers and sisters, I know that I'm getting into a little bit of
Complicated historical facts, but you need to sort of understand the environment before I speak about Abu hanifa can appreciate it more.
It resulted in a group called house carriage.
House carriage was a group that was
her we call heretics out of Islam
out of Islam, now the first to develop before the Shia are developed, and the other whites at that time.
These people have the coverage they were with their loved one first. They were with him supporters of him and they also lived in Kufa.
When I literally allow him to agree to this thing called arbitration.
What happened was
they wanted to know who murdered the US matter of the Allahu ohana. And because of this arbitration, the homicide detectives for the murderers, murderers of us matter of the law, I know had to stop for a little while. And they accused the loved one of stopping this investigation. So the however is brought up this word they kept on they revolted against it the governor was saying
saying the following words.
Allah is the judge and no one else is the judge. And Oliver the Allahu anhu heard this in reply to them saying Kenny Mattoon, Kalamata Hakan, Henri de Botton. It is a word the word of truth intended for evil. And these however, is they started making up words that were connected to the Quran and the Sunnah. But in their own interpretations. They said things that were sounded good, but caused fitna and they built a whole new sector of their own, to the point where they said, if a person does commit a major sin, like drinking alcohol or murder, you become an apostate, you're out of Islam, you have to be killed.
And any Not only that, anyone who disagrees with their opinion is also an apostate has to be killed. Whether you are an Imam, a scholar or a hanifa, it doesn't matter. If you disagreed with them. They revolted against you. And the penalty was death for you. And they developed a police, their own police, sometimes a guerrilla police rebels who used to go with their swords around to people and say, Do you accept them believe what we say? If you said no, they put the sword to you. And they will kill you on the spot. Unless you find a way out either run away or you found some other way out. And soon we're going to find that Imam Abu hanifa was among the first to establish a way to
save people's lives from this terrible group called the average
house which means
people who took you out of the fold of Islam for major sins that you did very quickly bang. They also called the
And unfortunately, can see the remnants of these people still till today here in our societies. They're not very strong, but you can see that mentality. It exists among us. It exists among us. However, the Imams tolerated them because that the pray with them in the masjid and a lot of them were actually relatives of this they were cousins from the hashemites
even though they lived in Kufa
that's the first thing we have the whole adage that developed and started to grow and become stronger and more threatening. However edge
after the Allahu anhu his assassination the Hawaii has killed him by the way. The Howard has killed him, I will imagine.
spaniel I forgot his name but one of the highlights he killed literally alone and so after selected budget, as he's coming out with a poisoned dagger, while he is reciting a verse of the Quran
before he did that, and we have people with that same mentality today. This is a poison.
What happened was Mahavira the llama on who he assumed he left after that, and they call the oma we dynasty.
The hilife and oma we,
we had several dynasties. The mo is density and an Ibis, the bassy dynasty, which came a little bit after the oma via the oma within a city was that that went back to Maui aside.
The oma waves became oppressive.
And anybody who revolted or even whispered a word against the halifa in their role they will put to death. So there were violent people and the government strengthened its army and strengthened its security to the point
a hanifa by the name of
Abdul Malik number one came up and he was a good halifa But still, there was some oppression. When Malik Abdul Malik number one was born or he was the, the halifa Imam Abu hanifa mata Lai les was born. He was born at that time, approximately 80 years after the hijra of the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why am I saying this? In order for you to understand at what era Abu hanifa lived? I'm bringing it to a very important point so you can understand the caliber of Abu hanifah Rahmatullah Allah Himself
what status he was in, because I know that a lot of people
they don't understand the caliber of Imam Abu hanifa.
In fact, that is Mysamma some ordinary person
and I want to show you where he stands in relation to the other memberships since so widespread, and to respect him
to the in the way that the other imams respected him as well.
Eman Shafi Rahmatullah Allah says, For example, and nasware a year alone,
and Nasser al an IV, Hanif effin fucka
all the people, including himself, our dependence dependence, like your children are dependent upon their father a year alone, they are dependent upon Abu hanifa in the matters of, of jurisprudence, of understanding Islamic law.
so Abu hanifa was born in the umahi dynasty, at the time of Abdul Malik no matter when, at the time when the Hawaii bridge were on a stronghold in Kufa and Abu hanifa was born. guests were in Kufa as well.
And I'm going to now talk to you about Kufa the city in sha Allah.
After I say this,
in hora San Iran, not very far away from Kufa, Iraq, we all know where Iran in Iraq is not far away from Iraq was hoorah Sam. They will not share that time. No way they even they will listen no agenda, all of them except the whole adage at that time. However, the only ones who had now become a heretic sect
in hora sand in Iran. There was a group that followed the are Bessie people.
And they were growing and they didn't like the oma we feel after
the omo is we're cousins of the abbesses. There were relatives who led the lamb we say their fathers were the uncle's direct cousins. And omo is we're cousins as well. They all came from three brothers.
And a lot of them came from the chain of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam himself. If they didn't, they were relatives of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. So we're talking about a family, but a huge big family that existed throughout the Islamic world. And these three groups are fighting each other.
The oma is the Hawaii bridge, the abbesses and then they slowly develop another group called the Ella whites. Now the whites are not the same ILO is that we know today, they develop later on into that. But the elevator those days were actually pious good people on the proper way of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. They were the people from the blood of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam and the supporters of them
among them. Among them, were people like Jaffa, sodic moto lolly, and his father, Mohammed Al Bakker, and his father and his father al Hassan and Hussein and Alia the Allah Han. That's what we're talking about. So they're great, great grandchildren of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and among them was a man by the name of this ologists at a time of hanifa. Right, a man by the name of
sapan Allah is the great grandson of Alito, the law one, his great grandmother was Fatima lohana.
So panelists, everyone knows this name. I just saw the tip of my tongue.
Zayn when I heard that name, zainul IBD. Well, he was the great grandson of Allah, Allah Juan and he existed at the time of Abu hanifa and he went against the oma we dynasty as well. And Abu hanifa delana used to secretly fund
I have been against the oppressive regime,
which gives us an indication that Abu hanifa mata La La supported the assistance against a regime, a leading regime if it oppressed the people he didn't say, remove the lever, but he assisted and funded those who revolted, such as Zayn and IBD because what he considered was if Zenn la Aberdeen if the hill African drop and Zen Robin takes over, it'll be a bit of a laugh.
This was his opinion.
And from his finger and understanding is what he did, but not out in open.
So you were surrounded by these types of people at the time of Abu hanifa and these types of groups. And you know what, it was a very, very dangerous environment to be in.
All of them had the same goal the laughter and Masha Allah, they spread throughout the world, we were very honorable. Yes. I mean, I don't want you to think really bad about them.
They're not. I mean, compared to today, Allahu Akbar. These were people who have had a lot to offer the world and society. And they lasted for more than 800 900 years, the Islamic left or right up to the Ottoman Empire. And I urge you, brothers and sisters, I urge you, well, I can't emphasize it enough to study
the history of Islam. And to study the biography of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, I think we lacked this a lot. And if you were to know it, in detail, you read about it. And there's so much out there for about it, you will understand the way of us And the world of the Muslims today and how we came to be and he will be a one of the one of the people who can solve things. You can become a leader, just by setting the seed of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and the history of Islam, all the way up to the Ottoman Empire. Well, it will open your eyes out I mean, the orientalist and the Westerners, they have beaten us to it. They have studied the seed of the prophet SAW Selim in
absolute detail. They know what like the back of their hands, and the history of Islam like the back of their hands, but they learn it to see how they can discredit it. And this is why we have today these wrong ideas in our youth. And this is why the media is getting the better of us. They know the history of Islam. They know very well because it is very important, because it stayed for hundreds of years. I don't think any than any nation in the world ever lasted this long, and spread this wide. And why one ideology
never in the history of the world. So learn it my brothers and sisters and study it very well. History and Sierra
Abu hanifa Rahmatullah here la
existed at the time, the oma we're in this turmoil in this danger.
Not only did he exist there, he was born into the oma, we clean alpha.
and in his same lifetime, a revolution happened from the oma within Africa to the Abbess if he left a hole, he left a system a revolution occurred, you know, you know what that means, right? This this is something this is something that is, you know, a signpost in history,
a major change, a shift in the world, where a whole oma we density
is destroyed, and a new dynasty comes into its place called the abassi dynasty, a whole new government. And there were very strong for the next 500 years, 500 years
from them, came out this year.
And the ILO is
so what we had now, just to recap in sha Allah, we have Abdul muttalib, the grandfather of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. from him came three sons, ally bass, Abu Talib, and Abdullah from Abdullah came the Prophet Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam from Abu Talib came highly early on Hawker Rama La Jolla. from Allah bears came up de la Eben at best we all know that name. I believe in our best he was actually the first cousin of the prophets Allah send them on the line our beloved and our best were very junior to the Prophet. They were very young. They were children compared to the pro Salah I sent him but they were first cousins. You can see now how close they are
from Abdullah if not best came to her bedside, the bested dynasties, and you can
See the relationship here the sheer result resulted from them and they love Allah best. from Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah and Fatima came the,
from Allah, Allah, Allah and Fatima
they came out
the the the rest of the nations, and among them were the highridge, who revolted against the Iliad or the alojado. And the oma was was separate.
Abu hanifa existed at that time.
Brothers and sisters in Islam.
They were still now I want to bring you to Abu hanifa and Kufa where he was born, and how he was raised. And who was he as a person
in his status? In our Deen
which is the second part of our talk tonight.
Abu hanifa his real name is a not man, it's been a fair bit ignorant man. It'd been an Mirza ban.
No man, son of sabot, the son of a no man, the son of an Mirza ban, and marzipan is not an Arabic name. Can anyone guess what where this name came from? Persia. So the origin of Abu hanifa Malala was actually Persian is faricy.
Which I don't know why the Shia I don't want to follow him
is a fantasy. origin is a fantasy.
And what this tells us is this unique feature of Islam. It doesn't matter where you're from.
If you fear a loss on the island and Judah's knowledge from SA Sam taught us your respect policy, you have your status. And I want to also bring it to something very important. If you were to study the origins of the majority of the LMS that existed at the time of Abu hanifa n v or lm after him, you will find that not 80 but 90% of them. They were non Arabs, not only were they non Arabs, they also were my wellies. My wellies means that were ex slaves that were freed by their masters. And there were slaves of companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam.
they were converted as well. They converted or reverts reverted to Islam. They weren't they were non Muslim backgrounds, who converted to Islam. So this is the type of dilemma we're dealing with a memorable hanifa was a non Arab, whose origins converted to Islam, but he was not an A freed slave. He came from a noble family. And he was a fantasy.
As we said,
he is also nicknamed Emmanuel muslimeen, the leader of the Muslim in lmm will have the great mm
and it is the oldest of the four schools of thought
I used for my sources, if you want to know where I got my information, all this information from about him from two main books. One of them both of them, I don't think are translated in English. They're both I think in Arabic. The first one is Sierra lm and novella. The biography of the emblems are the flags of this Deen by a man with the heavy metal IRA. Mm hmm. He's very renowned scholar. And the second book I used was Li malaba the four M's by Muslim shakar famous historian and scholar, very reliable book and it's very balanced. And that's where I'm getting you the sources from inshallah so I'm giving you a balanced view of these other hubs and the Imams.
Imam Abu hanifa
was what we call in the view of many scholars, as a Tabby
you know, tabula means. It's not just a simple word. Remember, Hanif was a Tabby, a tabula, he was the second generation after the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, and we all know the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said, hadal Corona, corny. sumela, Dena Luna home, sumela, Xena, Luna home, the best of all generations are the generation that exist in my time. The second best are the ones that come right off to them, who didn't meet me and see me. And this third best are the ones straight after them who didn't meet or see the companions, three generations the treasure of the companions, who saw and met the Prophet sallallahu sallam, then the generation
that saw and met the companions of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, then generation who met the tabula in at about during the Cold War hanifa set at the time of the tablin the ones who met the companions, and there is a Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam where he says and it's
Authentic when he says to Lehman bra, Ronnie
glad tidings to whoever saw whoever saw me.
And Abu hanifa was one of those who saw the companions who saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. Among the companions, whom Abu hanifa set and learned from is the famous Malik nsfx nomadic or the Alon Ana symptomatic of the Allahu anhu Imam Abu hanifa sat in his circle when he was only 13 years of age.
And when Abu hanifa was about 13 or 14, Malik nssm nomadic died, the last of the of the
of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was set to be an acid nomadic
the last of the tablet is was Halloween hypno halifa died one more night when
Mr. Malik Imam Abu hanifa lived and died lived in Kufa died in Baghdad in Iraq at the age of 70 years old.
And his student was Malik rhodiola Rama de la la
and Imam Abu hanifa.
His story goes like this.
After he was born, his father was very wealthy, and his father died while Imam Abu hanifa was still very young. Some say he was an orphan.
He inherited from his father a large amount of wealth. So Imam Abu hanifa was very wealthy. And he had a business which he inherited from his father, the business of textiles and material, but not on a small scale on a very big scale. In Kufa, he had what you call a supermarket supermarket where he sold different products actually in there like what we have today huge store with different products. So he was renowned for as being a businessman. This led him to be very smart in understanding people's minds and how to deal with people. Unlike the other imams that came in Imam Abu hanifa did not get his knowledge at a young age. He began his Islamic knowledge formally when he
was 21 years old. Before 21 years old, what was he doing? He was a businessman. Yes, he understood the basics of the deen, but not to a great level. In Ma'am, Abu hanifa, however, was gifted with something before he was given the knowledge of Islam. You know what that was?
It was a remarkable, extraordinary intellect
of understanding things four dimensionally he can look at things in all in like a circle, understand things from different avenues. And this is where this is really what made Abu hanifa among the best.
I would like to give a title to Imam Abu hanifa by what I when I read about him how I sort of understood him personally. Honestly, I'll be honest with you, when I read the secret of all these imams all of them are remarkable, amazing that entered my heart. But Imam Abu hanifa for some reason, I don't know he appealed to me personally, a little bit more in relation to relate in my relationship with him. Not necessarily in his mind, but in his in his character in my relationship to him. Well, honey for amatola I lay fallow to give him a title, I'd call him the intellectually sharp
and the loving and caring.
When you asked him a question or debated him back, he gave you a sharp answer on the spot very quick. And you could shut you up to the point where a man Malik when Abu hanifa went to Medina and sat in one of the circles of Imam Malik while Imam Malik was 13 years younger than Abu hanifa Moyo sat in his circle, and he left one of his students by the name of
brothers the name of I think was the London mobarak or Sidon Messiah, he said to Mr. Malik, Who was that man about Abu hanifa I've never seen him before. And he man Malik said to him, that is a man
that if he were to tell you,
he is so convincing, that if he were with daelin, that if you were to tell you that this pillar is made of gold, he will make you believe
he will convince you. Mr. Malik was intrigued by Imam Abu hanifa his intellect and ability to persuade you to convince you through evidence and proof
and before anyone goes off saying that mmm Abu hanifa was a man of opinion because
They say he is from a Hillary, that he was very opinionated. You will find that in sha Allah not tonight but tomorrow in detail why
I oppose this wire is not true and why inshallah you're going to oppose it by tomorrow that he is not a man that the juice is fickle his understanding of the deen based on opinions. Contrary to the common view, he had some opinions he went by class and analogies, but he did not do it without proof and evidence. He was a man of proof and daelin
Imam Abu hanifa grew up in that society of Kufa as a tradesman, businessman, and just to illustrate his childhood a little bit and I'll finish it off in sha Allah with the point where he became
started off his educational knowledge in Islam.
In his childhood, Imam Abu hanifa
was surrounded by Greek philosophy.
You know, Islam Muslims had migrated out and there's Greek philosophy coming in. You can call it today secularism and atheism and the likes Aristotle's beliefs, they came into Kufa not only that the however is with it, so you've got this problem with evidence in Delhi, in in the Quran and Sunnah. Not only that government danger, there was corruption in the government. The child, Imam, Abu hanifa, was very smart. And the Romans were enemies of Islam. As usual, they sent one of their envoys, a Roman commander who was very knowledgeable in religion, and atheism, but
he was you know, as a contradiction, Romans are Christians, but this person wanted to try and and prove to the people that God doesn't exist. So he went to El Kufa one day this Roman employee, and he called the people while Imam Abu hanifa was only about 10 years old.
And he said to them, he was standing up on a pulpit up, I said, people, people, I have come to you and Muslims with three questions, and I challenge anyone to answer them. The Roman invoice said, My first question is this.
Before God, what was the
God cannot be the beginning.
My second question is, if God exists, in which direction is he facing right now?
My third question is,
what is God if he exists? What is God doing right now?
What's he doing right now?
No one was able to answer him intellectually. However, Abu hanifa said to his father, Please, dad, let me NC.
So we stood up.
And the Roman was on the pulpit. Abu hanifa was at the bottom. He said to him, in response to your first question, now, we're talking about anybody who's not yet religiously informed. But he's talking logic now. But I'll show you how his logical arguments are pretty sharp. That's why I want to call him the intellectually sharp. He said.
The famous one, if you count from 10 backwoods,
you reach one.
What is before one, the Roman King said zero?
Yes, I know that in mathematics, there is minus one and minus two and the likes, but they're different. They're actually values. minus one is a value. It's more like a positive, but it's just negative is next to it. It's actually a value. It's something that creates number. But he said before any number, What is there? He said, zero.
What is zero? It's nothing.
He said, Okay, then how come you cannot fathom the fact that all of this creation,
reverse backwards results in Allah? Who is the beginner since numbers are an example of that?
So that's number 110. counts back to zero, the creation comes back to the origin God.
He also had another
reply when he became a scholar. And he said, if you had a ship,
and you traveled in that ship without the mass and without the, without the,
the the the the,
what is it? The sale the sales and without anyone operating it and without the propellers and without any of that?
Can the ship sail? They said no. It said so how can you expect for this whole world to work and to move without someone conducting it and moving it?
So these are some of his other arguments in logic. As for your second answer,
Now the Roman didn't have an answer to that. The second answer, where is God facing right now? He said,
like if you light up a candle, in which direction is the light facing?
He said, I don't know.
He said, Allah is north. And we don't understand these nor, but if the note of the candle they cannot explain how can you explain the creator of the candle and the creator of light?
Which phase directing? In other words, the question you are asking is absurd. It's like, if you want me to put in my terms,
I hope that I can be equal to one even in this era, no, by far, maybe not, and maybe a green next to him. But it's like asking a question, can a triangle have four corners?
It's an absurd question. No, we cannot have four corners because a triangle is a triangle.
Allah is Allah is not like us. So the Roman was dumbfounded. In relation to the third question, what is Allah doing now? Our hanifa said, in order for me to answer your question, you have to come down so I may get up. Because it's unfair that I'm down here. People need to see me. Right, just like they saw you asking the question need to see me answer the question I've already answered to. Now it's only fair for you to give me the third answer. Because Farewell, the Roman came down Abu hanifa went up. And he said what Allah is doing right now is that he is
degrading and destroying the argument of a Roman by placing him down and lifting the truth up which I am representing.
So that was Imam Abu hanifa replying to me. So it was a young boy at the age of 10, which Allah had injured him with intellectual intelligence, extraordinary logic. My brothers and sisters, this goes to show to us that our Deen also does not come without common sense. And Fedora. This is a fedora which amount of money for head or Susa xlm tells us koulamallah The New Zealand fitrah every newborn is born on this fitrah this common sense of understanding but their parents turned them into Christians or Jews or fire worshippers in the like. So remember, hanifa had the fifth right was strong in him without the fitrah you cannot have knowledge of the dean or Rasul sallallahu alayhi wa
sallam before he became the Prophet. He had the fitrah fitrah of Ibrahim alayhis salam and Dino Hanif, worshiping one god that's why he never worship the idols until he received the message the Quran at the age of 40. So the fitrah and the deen go hand in hand.
Abu hanifa was walking one day, how did he become that scholar? Now I bring it to the third part and we end up with this inshallah.
All the Imams had what we call
a point in their life
where it changed their lives around
changing point a turning point. And Imam Abu hanifa had that turning point when he was 21.
Can anyone guess if I quiz you which of the four amounts did not have a turning point?
Yes, so is the amount very well, very well done. Mm hmm. And I was the only one of the 40 members did not have a turning point in his life. But a memorable hanifa mathematically ma'am chef, it all had a time in their life, where their lives changed. Imam Abu hanifa was the oldest before he changed was 21. Walking along the street, he was late or going off in a business errand. Then he passed by one of the famous messages of Kufa. And there was a famous Imam there, and Emmanuel shabby. Well known as
a member shabby had students of knowledge and he was calling them to come to the circle apparently happened to be at that time. This is the will of Allah Spano died, members shabby was standing outside the metro and he saw Abu hanifa walking away, he thought that he was one of his students. Do you know why he thought that brothers and sisters, I'll tell you why. Mmm Shelby had something a piece of knowledge they used to learn at that time was called the element for us. And we for our son loosely translated today as the knowledge of genealogy. You look at a person and you can tell from his features, what kind of a person he is or she is
because you've learned the genealogy features. And he looked at Abu hanifa and he thought that he is one of the students of knowledge because it looked like that.
So we asked him by mistake, we're young man, where are you going?
The lesson is here.
And Abu hanifa said to him, I'm just going to attend to my business he said money instead of him.
No, no, no come to your data. See not gonna get away right now. Money comes later.
And then when he realized after discussion that Bob hanifa was not one of his students. Amanda shabby looked at him and said the famous word. He said to him, your face is the
face of a learned men of one endued with with wisdom in sha Allah, you're going to be a container of knowledge. And there is a shame to see you because I can see your face a face of knowledge to see your wasted while you can benefit and become and build and lead this
and truly Amanda Shelby was right about this great Imam Abu hanifa.
Soon, Abu hanifa became the student of Amanda shabby. So remember shabu was the first teacher of Imam Abu hanifa. The thing about Imam is shabby was that he was a man who learned Animal Kingdom.
He was a dialectic. I don't know if you know what that means. They want me to tell you what it means dialectic. It's like they use a lot of logic in words and interpretations. So they based a lot on language and interpretations of things and use a lot of logic and common sense. This was the first teacher of member Hannifin. He stayed with him for a little while, a few years and some people use this as an excuse to say that Imam Abu hanifa was a person a dialectic as well, a person of animal calcium and logic. But this is untrue. Imam Abu hanifa actually, although he he enjoyed the knowledge of members shabby, only up to the point of animal Kalam interpretation dialectics. Imam
Abu hanifa did not find a liking to that. It didn't tickle his fancy if you like. So after maybe a couple of years, Imam Abu hanifa. Although he respected and loved the meme of Shabbat and took from him the knowledge of how elemental Kalam occurs.
Philosophy of words dialectics he understood how it works. Mmm. Abu hanifa his first teacher was one of the bloodlines of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
who learned from
actually was Jaffa sodic was among his first teachers. As john Jaffa Sadiq was the student of his father, Mohammed Al Belka, who was the student from Al Hassan Al Hussein who were the students of the Father Ali or the Allahu anhu. And that's it. The actual direct teacher of Imam Abu hanifa, who was the student of Jaffa saw that was Hamad Abu Dhabi Suleiman Hamad was the direct teacher, the first teacher of Imam Abu hanifa. For many years, we're talking about a good 18 years he was his teacher, and who was hammered Abner Sulaiman, let me tell you quickly about him so you can appreciate our honey for more. Mm hmm. Madam No. Abby Suleiman was the direct student who learned
his photo of a teacher called Ibrahim and Nephi who learned his teaching from Imam Jafar a sodic, who learned his teachings from his father who don't his teachings his book are from Abdullah if not a bass Abdullah ignoramus or would or the Allah one. We all know the Lebanon Lesotho, the Allah Han, who learned his football
together with Ali ignore Vitaly rhodiola one. This is very crucial to know to tell us that Imam Abu hanifa did not just take his knowledge from anyone like that. His knowledge descended from other live numerous road from highly available the lohana which teaches you a lot about the mindset of Imam Abu hanifa. And we all know Khalid Abdullah Abdullah Abdullah through a beloved Massoud as robs us and embraced him as being saying, He is the one if you want to learn the Quran, well, you take it from him of the land Massoud the great manifester of the Quran. And he also said the best memorize and recite of the Quran he said if you want to learn the Quran, the way it was sent learn from this
man I'm delighted to Massoud and Alia the Allahu anhu was a man of extraordinary intelligence, especially in judge being a judge or a solar cell and praise the leader of the Allahu anhu by saying, well, Ecuador, Houma, LA, he gave each of the companions, great titles, and he said, we're Ecuador home Lee, and the best judge is Ali are the Allahu anhu. So Abu hanifa took this line of knowledge from them, which makes it 100 for an excellent judge, and excellent for key. And guess what, it makes him an excellent renowned reciter and memorizer of the court and let me explain to you how much I want to emphasize the re citation of the court and to the extent of saying this, the
direct student, or the direct teacher of Abu hanifa in Quran was none other than the great famous teacher.
sim is the teacher of hops, which is the way we recite the Quran 90% of the people or 80% of the people of the world.
recite the Quran according to this rule called hops analysing hops analysing, and I assume is the direct teacher of Abu hanifa. And the house him took his re citation of the Quran the chain of narration from Abdullah Abdullah Saud or the Allah one whom the prophet SAW Selim said, Whoever wants to learn the Quran the same way as it was sent down, then learn it from the tongue about blood and muscle. So our hanifa was the third in line in a generation to learn about the live muscle basically.
So we're not talking about a simple man here. We're talking about someone who was quite extraordinary in his teachings and knowledge. Basically, his teacher is Ollie about their lawn.
So the stereotype of hanifa being of his own opinion is thrown in the rubbish and I'd like to just quickly give you a very quick example of that, and then leave it with that insha Allah to continue tomorrow. Imam Abu hanifa was approached by
one of the
great grandsons of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. His name was Imam Baqir,
a man back here, great scholar. However, he heard the same
rumor as what we hear today that Abu hanifa was a man who used his opinion more than using the delille of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
So what we call cliffs analogy, yes, he used the analogy, but he thought that he exaggerated in
Abu hanifa did not use the analogy he used it only were that he could not find a solution in the Quran and Sunnah, such as smoking cigarettes today. You can't find an alien nakara he's saying, and smoking cigarettes is harder. But by analogy, it's close to drugs. And by analogy, it's similar to killing yourself slowly. It's like a poison. We don't need us to prove that the non Muslim doctors and researchers already told us that I mean, we're pretty naive if we deny that.
So our hanifa would be something like this. We existed today. He'd be the type that will tell you if cigarettes are hot and haram by class by analogy, this is where the opinion comes in. But even that is based on Delhi because he's using another another ruling of Islam that has direct
evidence from the Quran soon. So this amendment back here he came to Imam, Abu hanifa. And he said to him,
Are You the man?
Are you the man who refutes my grandfather, by analogies and opinions? Whose grandfather or rasulillah salam says it's actually his great grandfather.
Great, great grandfather,
from the line of Fatima de la Han.
And Abu hanifa replied to him this, how dare I?
How dare I.
And then he said to him, listen.
If I was a man that followed opinion and analogy other than what the prophet SAW, Selim said, and Allah subhanho, wa Taala.
Then I say to you this,
who is stronger?
The man or the woman, or who is weaker the man or the woman who said the woman?
He said, then by logic and inheritance, the woman should get more than the man.
But I did not say that. I said, What Allah and His messenger said, is Zachary mithila have been saying,
for the boy is double of what the girl gets. And there is a wisdom behind that. If you want to read about it can read in a Pepsi.
He said, but I didn't follow my opinion. I followed the deli. So let me ask you a second question.
What's more important salad, or some prayer or fasting? He said solid prayer. He said then by logical reasoning, by analogy, the woman who is in her menses during Ramadan should not make up.
The woman who is menses in Ramadan, doesn't have to pray. But she still has to make up her fasting but doesn't make up her Salah. Yet the Salat is more important than the first thing. It said by analogy, and by logic, I should say otherwise. But what I said was, no, she makes up the first thing only according to the book of Allah and the messenger sallallahu wasallam.
And he brought in a third thing, he said, and I say, like what our teach, like, what are the Allahu anhu said, If redeemed is by analogy and logic, only then the people who were there hope
The hope we all know it is yours when you wear that leather sock. When you make will do, you can wipe over it if you'd haven't taken it off. It said by logic.
I would have said that the dirty apart is the soul the bottom of the hope not the top. Yet we follow the Prophet sallallahu Sallam that when you wipe over the whole free wipe over the top, not the bottom.
Otherwise should wipe over the bottom by logic, eyes, but I said what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said,
when he said this mm hmm Hamad Al Baqir Al Baqarah, one of my memory Bucky.
He then looked at him and he praised him and said you are truly on the right guidance and he grabbed his head and kissed it on his forehead. And he said to him out of the fetishism, you have understood, so stick to it. You have understood, Now stick to it.
So I just want to give this little introduction to the methodology of Imam Abu hanifa I hope that I've succeeded in you know, sort of making, you know, building that setting the environment, bit about the society a bit about who he is and which side he was born in. A little bit about his methodology. And now in sha Allah, I think I'm ready for tomorrow to talk about him as a person. I want you to know him as if you're sitting here among us as if he lives among us. And I will talk to you tomorrow in sha Allah about his trials, and what do you had to face to show you his courage and I want to talk to inshallah tomorrow about his piety and his character and his way of thinking with
the people when he told his students I want to talk to you about his students as well. And insha Allah, I want to talk to you about Imam Abu hanifa his death and the quotes that he left behind and his forgot how he taught what he taught how he taught his way his school of thought.
So I thank you for listening. Please come tomorrow inshallah it'll be even more exciting. A cola cola Heather was tough with a low Holly welcome for stock ferrovia frozen Mr. Fitton before we end brothers and sisters let's inshallah put our hands and when to make dua inshallah please say I mean,
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