Lives Of The 4 Imams Abu Hanifa Part 2

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Mountains of Mexico What can you say of the day that Abraham passed

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and he was instructed by God to build a house of peace where people pray, and they will come on every camera

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for the purpose of praising

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to glory for

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mountains of Mecca

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of the day the stones from the sky

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destroyed destroying an army determined to break the house.

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Abraham built on mountains of Mecca was the dawn on the day that my prophet

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had it feel knowing he was to be the last and most beloved

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Debbie

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mountains of America you

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when the Prophet Mohammed Clinton in despair and greedy in his heart

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he's moved to love men can this was his called

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Oh people

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mountains of Mecca.

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On the day that the beloved returned to his Lord, and up to the last breath escaped from his lips, he prayed that his own would fan success or mountains of Mecca will feel when the earth Shockwave and tremble with fear and we shall be gathered together to stand in the court of Allah with our deeds it and oh how we pray that

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we will be with those whom allowance Peace be with you.

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I am pleased

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mountains of Mecca bear witness to the Oneness

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testify for all that he's given me How can add my purpose in life should be only to cry.

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There is no God.

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There is no

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So my sisters and my brothers

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was not only a knowledgeable person who knew how to explain things, and knew how to clarify things. He also knew how to get himself out of situations. But he was also a man definitely, first and foremost, have great, great faith.

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Great connection to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And this is what I want to talk to you about in a very short while.

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I wanted to say that

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imagine double halifa

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when he is the man who had died,

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he took over his school.

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When he took over his school, he had 1000 students. In one year, every single school in Kufa had closed down.

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And they all joined in the School of Abu hanifa.

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More than 50,000 students,

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one go

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when we say students are sitting here and you're sitting in or you're going to school from nine to five and another teacher comes in those days when you said students,

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they basically lived with them.

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Though within their mind, they will split the sample as they split, they hate with them.

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They will win them every single day in hardship and in these

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four years. When they finish take everything they can from them.

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Then they have to be qualified to move on to the next thing that

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became that.

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Now I said earlier that some people they think that amount of a honeypot is just the man who uses his reasonings logic,

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opinionated.

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There is a story that refutes that, of course there was a man by the name of Eman bakiev. Remember, he was from the family line of the Prophet Muhammad Salah lesson and he was the great grant. He was the great grandson, great, great grandson of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. So the problem is his great, great grandpa. One day, he came up to Abu hanifa. And he said to him, so you're the one who contradicts my grandfather, by using logical reasoning, meaning you contradict my grandfather, Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam. So you don't accept what he says, you except for your logical mind says.

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Let me prove it to you. You guys have

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a question?

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Who is the man or the woman?

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He said to him, the woman is weaker physically.

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So we said well, then it only makes sense that in inheritance, inheritance, she should get more than the son. The daughter should get more of inheritance from a father than a Sonoma but she's waiting. But I didn't say that. I said what homosassa them said, What Allah said, Linda caring

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for the boy double of what the Gilligan's?

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There's a reason for that, of course, but we're not talking about. Then he asked him another question. He said, which is more important prayer or fasting? He said pray. He said, then by logical reasoning, the woman during him insists during the menses, she doesn't fast right operate, is that right? But by logic, she should make up her prayers and not make up for fasting, or at least better together. But instead I said the opposite. I said what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, you make up your fasting, but you don't make up your pray.

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And he used one more about

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that if your boyfriend he wants to make modal logic reasoning says that you should work underneath underneath that

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hope rather than

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on the top, but Islam says what is the top. So remember honey for those who think that he was a man that just uses logical reasoning. You're far away from the truth and you are far away from understanding who he really was.

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And unfortunately, some people they think that and they follow his school and they adopt the same method in their life. They use logical reasoning. And they read there and realize that some of them go actually against the process, sometimes teachings, but just using common sense and remember the media and the Society of

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affects how we think, you know, the next thing we'll know someone will compensate. It was from homosexuals, logically, it's their business. So it's okay. And so on.

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When he said that emember Kia who is the great great grandson of the Prophet I send them a tear came from dropped from his eye and he grabbed a honey passport and kissed him.

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And he said, Thank you. He loved him after that

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amount of money for rich the state of Mustang. And does anyone know how much that means?

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Anyone heard that word?

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His own choices.

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Very close, good boy. But the young man he said when he can make his own, but then when he can look at a verse or a Hadith, and from that directly make a ruling. And people follow. So like a move to

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the rest of us, we have to go through the we have to go upon what scholars have said.

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Unfortunately, unfortunately, none of us you will make yourself schools

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back and if someone opposes us outcome, the boxing the boxing horse, we shouldn't do that. It's not about your ego. It's about the religion of Allah. And if you had known how important how dangerous it is, then you would have cut your tongue and swallowed it so you can never talk again.

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Because if you say something wrong, without knowledge, you would have lied on the tongue of the Prophet sallallahu Sallam the Prophet peace be upon him sin ever lies deliberately about being meaning you don't care to say without knowledge and follow your ego just to look right. And the other person wrong. Then you have preserved your place in Hellfire because you're winning the deen the religion, swimming people away from the truth.

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We said that the new theory for the new leader of the Muslims was a muscle and this was the best the Puma with the he had the they have taken over the Puma we era. And he thought that the ambassador the ambassador Empire is going to be better. But unfortunately what even worse, corruption in the courts corruption and favoritism, taking money from the people in Zakat and spreading it among their relatives and family giving leadership in the seat to their sons or their relatives, and so on and so forth. The amendment oppose that tremendously. And all the scholars did as well. But he stood up the most he was the most vocal.

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And as I said he was very independent. That's why he did so.

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And that's because a lot of Greek philosophy and rationalism came in. And there were two groups called democracy that and Whoa, ah, now I want you to remember these names, because we're going to talk about them later on. You know how today within 21st century, there's things there's new ideologies, such as atheism, which is going up there Scientology and other than what,

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and we got these sects in the religion. Well, in those days, the knowledge that was corruption was something called marked as Mata, Mata. And the image in Abu hanifa was time the Hawaiians were more

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a little bit before and they're the ones who killed audio, the alarm line, they killed him, because they basically told him he's out of the fold of STEM. The problem with these people is no terrible man. They have been stronger than yours in mind, they pray more than you and me and the Knights they memorize the Quran and read it better than any one of us. They so many of you think that these are saints these were angels sent from the sky, but their character oppose that tremendously. These people are very violent, and then went to extremes. You know, like food if you if you add salt to it.

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It tastes nice, but too much salt. You ruin the food. Yeah, no salt can taste the food. So these Hawaii's they went way below extremists that were so extreme that they said, anyone who does just a sin, like let's say, You lied, you swore, you know that something caught on just the same, you'd become a cat.

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With this belief, you have to say the Shahada again, and if you don't, you'll put to the sword.

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They also said that anyone who doesn't agree with our view is also put to the side.

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So you can't do a sin ever. You have to be

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otherwise you have to say that you have that again. And if you don't agree with that view, you also put to the side. One of them was unhappy, but he didn't agree with it.

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So one day they entered upon him with the sword. That's what they were doing. They were going around to people and they were questioning them. Do you believe or do you not believe and if they say we don't, they put him to the sword actually kill him on the spot. Abu hanifa was a very smart man and he said something that started the trend which saved the lives of many people. They enter honey One day while he was studying, bash the door down and they said to him, repent

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from one

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They said,

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Actually, I'll talk about that later. But first they came in and they said, Repent, they said, We said, from what I said, returned from your views that are against us. And then when he saw that he had to either agree with them, or get himself out in some way, otherwise we're going to kill him. he recited the verse from the minister, Java, human and machine again.

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And if any one of the polytheists or worshipers, seeks your refuge, then give him refuge like Don't touch him, until he is the words of Allah. They consider a polytheist. So you use the verse about the capital, but what can you do? It didn't sound McAfee. But he said, and if you care for a pillar, theist tells you please give me give me refuge then give him refuge. So it just went away, he can't beat them. You got to go along their way. And that's a very smart, wise thing to do. By that he saved his life. He used the verse because they twisted in the head. So we sent him a polytheist search refuge, they give him refuge. And they looked at each other and they said, leave him alone.

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He has used the words of God against us. He's a polytheist, we can't touch

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the words of God, what else is he going to do? And sometimes you need to do that. In any argumentation, any problem, if you know that a bigger problem is going to occur, you can get yourself out of it in some way or another. And this is when I said that when he said the truth, he didn't say the truth like black and white. Sometimes Sometimes you need to say the truth in different way. Because to save yourself from bigger harm, they don't just use it when he goes on for designs. So he became a thorn in the hearts of the marriage. They couldn't be this guy, Mashallah. The man was unbelievable in his reasonings that you mentioned there was another 5g, a man from the

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Hawaii, his name was of the house.

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He was came into the masjid. And he said to him repent, he said, Repent from what? And he said, I'm told that you agreed to a highly, highly agree that when he said, when he having a dispute with Mahalia, he decided, he decided to settle his dispute by having what they call an arbitrator, meaning just get someone to be a judge between them like an umpire.

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Believe in, that didn't believe that to have an umpire. And they also accused audio of getting an umpire from his family, like someone who was his friends. They said, this is wrong, and you have more money for you agree with what he did. So repent, if you don't repent the soul.

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So how can you agree to it? So I looked at him He said, The minute you speak, so don't want to debate I said, Okay, if you want to debate me, then how are we going to know who's right or wrong? We have to put an umpire and arbitrary.

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said, Okay, put him and he pointed to a man who was also from the village. And then about hanifa said, you just did exactly what I need to do.

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So why are you disputing? And that's how he immediately back straightaway. I know how I did the hardest person to put his head down, he had nothing to say, he walked out. And he never repeated what he said to me forever again.

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hanifa distanced himself from every Kingdom or palace, he didn't want to associate himself with kings and, and, and palaces and people in power, he didn't like him, because he felt that they were going to attract him to say the wrong thing. And he was like, could easily use it. today. Still, people use dollars for the benefits, right? We can save our public schools these days, unfortunately. So once he used to say to the people, be careful, be careful of going to the halifa the leader and feel him just like you'd be a fire. Don't go

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Don't go to him to his courts except for some specific purpose. Otherwise you lose respect.

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And if he has given you a post of a judge, don't accept it. Unless you are sure he will accept that you exercise your personal judgment.

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Any you will judge even against him if he doesn't accept and don't accept his job to be a judge so that you can pressure and never accept a position that you are not fit with. These were the words that are honey please advise students and people anyone who went to visit an official one day center number honey for visit me I want you to visit me at my house of a honeycomb asking why what for now, nobody should visit people but this official. You see, he knew that he used to use the scholars to corporatize them a little bit. So said Why should I visit you? And he said to him, visit me so I'll get get to know you more. He said I did not visit people in power. Less. You should make me sweat.

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He got angry. And so the people in power began to resent Avantika. He had enemies and his enemies were the people in power. They wanted him to don't to use him to their advantage. There was a governor of Iran by the name of Yes, he is no.

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Obama, Obama was the Government of Iraq, he

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was the person corrupt political system. He was called Abu hanifa.

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And he said to him, I want to give you the position of Chief treasure. This man is in his delight to get scholars and give them positions in the government. Because including get power for scholars and a position of power. You got both religion and money in your power. So he wanted to put over hanifa as a chief treasurer, one of the thoughts of the wealth and everything about honey familiarly said never. Yes, he said to him, Why? He said, If you asked me to

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climb the doors of the mosque, or to guard the doors of the mosque, I wouldn't if you asked me to guard the doors of the mosque, I wouldn't listen to you, let alone guarding the money of the Muslims,

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which can lead and guarding the fate of the Muslims, and standing up for you so that when you seal the death of a Muslim, and you sign it, I have to carry it out.

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Yes, he was so angry with him that he ordered his imprisonment for going against him. And he ordered them to be whipped every day, 100 lashes, or hanifa in prison, until finally he found that his students were protesting for him. He had no other choice. But after 30 days, or 30 days to release.

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We said that amendments, the Honeywell also came up. And he also tried to do something to our hanifa.

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One day he called him and he said to him, I want you to be the chief judge of all of Iraq, I want to be the chief judge.

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amount of of hanifa sent to him.

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Never.

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Because then I'll have to rule in rulings in favor of the people in the right way. But when it comes to you, will you accept My ruling, even if it's against you,

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and he forgot got angry at this thing. She didn't expect something like that you don't talk to the leader like that. He said to him, you must take the Chief Judge position of 100%, I am not fit for that position. So then the 100% You're a liar. And then 100%? Well, that just proves my statement. If I'm a liar, a judge is not fit to be if he is a liar. The angrier that from that day onwards, he resented him more and more. And because later on as he resented him, and he kept on refusing these positions, he finally imprisoned him.

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And we're going to come to that in a minute about the prison. But I would like to say something a little bit about his character before I move on.

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Abu hanifa

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once as we said he was a businessman, right? So once he had to go to teach something, and he got one of his pupils, his name was hops. And he said to him, can you take this silk to sell it in the market for? So the man said, Of course, he said, But wait, before you take this silk, there are defects in it, there's problems in the silver. And before you sell it to the people, you have to tell them about the defects in this in this product. He said sure. So he went out. And he was so happy that he's selling the product, the you know, the merchandise and the amount of hanifa because so excited that he forgot to tell the people about the defect. So he started advertising silk, silk,

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silk, so everybody came and bought it. That day, he made so much profit. He made 30,000 dinars. It's a large amount of money. But $30,000 let's say, and he came back and gave himself Oh, honey, honey. Oh, you sold all of the material? He said yes. And I made 30,000 dinars.

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herpes, and now I can spend it on the students and on the poor and the needy. So then he remembered it goes, What happened to the people when they heard about the defects but you still made that profit? And he said, Oh, no, I forgot to tell them. And remember, you know what he said to me, he said, then this money is not local for us. We took

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the camel case. So what are you gonna do? He said, given in charity, and he gave all his wealth in charity. We didn't take any of

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our honey I was told why very handsome looking. long black hair, from Persian origin. Beautiful big eyes. So honey, if I was not just, you know, like that. It was very nice, quite attractive.

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He was very humble, and he's not affected in any way.

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His students are among the most pious, I'll call the W. So don't you remember this night? The judge the chief judge, who was his most eminent students, and so was another one. But then I brought him on the show, we'll talk we'll talk about in shadow law.

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He said he'll call the use of describes his teacher and the following. He says, they asked him how was Mr. Rashid Rashid was the next Khalifa, he came at a time of a honeybee had died. He asked his students, how was your teacher, an effective character, and this is how he described it. He said he was extremely pious. He avoided forbidden things all the time. He remained silent

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and absorbed in his thoughts. He remained silent and absorbed in his thoughts most of the time, so didn't speak much unless he had, he answered questions only if he knew the answer to them. He was very generous and self respected. He never asked a favor from anybody in his life. He shunned the company of the worldly minded people. So they're like sitting around saying, we'll talk about money and housing property. And people held worldly power didn't like sitting with them. And he didn't like and he didn't like having a positional status. He avoided gossip and slander. And he only talked good things about people, even if there was bad to talk about them, even against his enemy.

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He only spoke well, or do Oh, he was silent, not like us today. We hate someone. We mentioned every name under the sun today about honey for even his enemies who imprisoned him and whipped him. He had nothing to say, but then the good or he was cited. And this is where a lot of the testing is, like

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he preferred. He had profound learning abilities, generous with his knowledge, as well as his wealth. This was once a man over 110,000 dinars. And he saw him one day when he first saw this man. And it's very hard to avoid, you know, moving away from you. So honey, if I went up to him and stopped him and took him aside and said, Why are you avoiding me? You know, not like us today. If someone avoids you, you avoid them. You go back and you say that I think they're avoiding me

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start talking about now. And see, I went right up to him and said, Brother, what do you avoiding? What about that? And the man said to my boy, honey, for embarrassed, I'm too shy because I own the money and I can't pay.

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If I looked at him and said, well, you don't need to avoid me. I'd rather you be my friend if you can't pay them.

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And you let him off 10,000 or one and brotherhood and friendship was more important to our hanifa than

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there was once a neighbor of his. He called it a cola, meaning he was an alcoholic and he liked singing along. And he was our neighbors neighbor. And by the way, the mother

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is the most strictest and harshest against musical instruments. But even the rule didn't stick that he got like this just like

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they said it's

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nothing but the other mothers that lays down the drum, the one to enjoy motherhood, okay, but with him nothing.

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And he had a neighbor who used to love singing music, singing and music and an alcoholic. So let's say

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every night our hanifa was sit back to write and study and his neighbor would be singing and drinking and he would say the following words. Nobody cares about me. Everybody shuns me, I'm a nobody. I wish I was dead.

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Every night and he would sing this poetry. One day, one night, the man didn't sing. So honey for asked about him. And he found out that the government had taken him to prison. So honey for went to the governor and he was a good friend of his and the governor sent him a hanifa coming to my house. You don't have to do that. Ask me and I'll go to your house. That's how much he was respected. So what did you come from? And he said, I've come from my neighbor,

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alcoholic neighbor. And he said, What would you like us to do? He said, Well, I get to release him. I want to intercede for buying him out. I said no, no, there's no need to buy. He said and he said release him now. So they brought him and as he was exiting.

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He said goodbye to my neighbor. Like as a neighbor, have I given you good as my neighbor? And he said you have done so well as for me while I will never drink again. And guess what? He became one of the close students of Baba hanifa and one of the renowned scholars that we read about

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another thing about double helical which I'd like to mention he has something called water. What are means what means something doesn't have to be how long for him to avoid. This is something of great virtue, you know, these days we say is this is how long what's the punishment for

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how big is it

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Just cause a fire in your brain, there's

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gonna be an alpha in forever

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so it's not bad I'll just keep going.

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One friend of mine one person doing a wedding want to do a mix of men and women and everything wants to take over his own sister said brother, dad and just you know go by his went alone, bless your marriage and everything

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else match one dip in the five we can do with that one there enjoy one day.

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If only he knew what one did means a man was dipped in help us this was gonna be didn't help I, uh, once and he forgot every fortune and happiness that he ever could remember.

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But a different alpha. one drop of alpha burns the universe. But anyway, this is what the scholars had great news, what are what are some things had, but who still avoided it, there's no need to do it. That means you can do. But there's no benefit in that just pilot. And especially when you think that maybe if you keep doing it religion too hard. So too much of something which has no benefit, it becomes hot on like, you play too many games to the point where it starts delaying you from your press, for example. And this is wrong. So I'm gonna give you another story about how the president said he was a textile business. And what he did was men and women used to come and check out the

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material. Because of that he didn't like mixing right to a minimum. So he made a special time for the women to come in a special time for the men.

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One day a woman was checking out one of the materials don't you listen this very carefully, brothers sisters, because this is this is what we're aiming for. And a young woman came and sat on the bench where he had made for them. And she was checking out a piece of material. When she finished she left a young man came and sat where she was sitting, nothing just sat on her chair. I think on with that, right? You're sitting on a chair just because you're sitting next to her on a monitor came up to me and said get off.

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He said Why? He said you can't sit there until the warmth that the lady had left behind has cooled down. So you sit on it, you can still feel the warmth when she was sitting. This is cold water. You're not touching the woman. But the warmth of her can lead to other things. So in person by saying Gosh, man, this is too strict. It's not about them. It's not about them. So loving to God to above that you want to be extra extra extra price and show now obviously can be super pious, something when they go to find

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something that's hard and they make it hard on

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machines.

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Even though there's no data, there's no reasonable

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person spent something, you know, man and woman spoke about something that's, you know, something they need to talk about. He was in modesty and everything had on the fornicating overs. And these types of things a person should be balanced in. Anyway, we haven't got too much time talking about that, but not going to be extremely either. But he said that

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this was his one another piece of what was

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so he had a thought he was one of the hanafis ellos.

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And there was another student whose name was ese that No comment. He says, I once prayed behind our honey for a prey.

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Animal honey for restarted the following verses either

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was rejected.

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Which means when the earth is shaken to its final quake.

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And then the verse goes on by saying in the end, and there isn't an atom's worth of good on that day except that it shall be revealed. And there isn't an atom's worth of sin that a person has done except on that day it will be revealed. He says, We finished the Salah, and everybody left. I looked and I found the Imam Abu hanifa still in the masjid exactly where he was sitting. And he was weeping and weeping tremendously. He said we thought that I shot and I came back at pledging to pray in the masjid and Abu hanifa was still sitting in the same position he was still weeping and grabbing his beard like this was soaked. And I heard him say the following words.

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Christ crying saying

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rewards

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alone rewards the smallest of virtues and punishes for the smallest of sin.

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alone. Save a man from the Hellfire

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all night, no matter what his name. Say you're not a man from the phone.

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And such were the scholars of Islam. Really

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He, his life was dedicated to serving faith. He prayed for Jim, and stayed in the class. Then after answering people's questions, then he prayed the Lord then he had another session with the people. Then he went out of the hospital and he visited the sick and the poor and the needy. This was his day, then he went to visit his family and his relatives and his cousins. And then at night after I shared it was dedicated to himself, he spent the night there were nights where he spent it in one model, from first from a shadow budget, why you stay standing from a shadow to a budget on one solid without losing is never there. And this was the growing amount of money for

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he was like this, if a matter came to him, someone asked him a question. And he couldn't answer it. Like he couldn't answer it. He will get so distressed. And he would think that Allah did not make him successful in answering the question because he had done a sin of some soul. So because intellisyn allowed to not make him successful in answering that question. So he would cry, and he would go and make a law and pray to God and sit there seeking a loss forgiveness.

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Making this default one of his students or his contemporaries calls them

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one of the greatest scholars, he said, when he heard about our hanifa,

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he cried, and he said, Abu hanifa did not have many sins to repent from.

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That is why he taught us but those who have innumerable sins and calamities before them all the time, they do not realize that these are warnings from law abiding for what what they need ministers to repent from. But what to those are many things that you can see calamities, the wrong things happening to you in your life, so so much, and you think that you are an angel, walk away. And it couldn't be that a lot is wanting to return back to Walmart, close your tap, close your mouth, stop backbiting, stop, stand during connect the ties, stop lying, stop swearing, stop, stop delaying your brain, stop, stop, stop. These are warnings from a loss.

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Because we couldn't answer a question. It makes us the product. He thought it was a sin. And he had not much to do.

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One scholar said I don't imagine that Abu hanifa actually had any citizens life. One of them exaggerated in that sense.

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One man came to our honey for one day and said to him distress, I lost my money. I lost my money. I don't know where it is. I don't know where it is.

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He said, this is not a question. You know, I don't really deal with these matters. But because of his spirituality, he said, but go home and pray to Allah meaning I don't have an answer for you. I can't find your money for you. It's not a football question. Imagine a football. And if you lose your money, you find it this way. No, he said this before, it's not a football question. But I can tell you this, going forward to our last panel data and keep on praying.

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So he went and he spent, he started praying and praying and praying, then the men remembered, and he found his money, immediately, irrespective of an event, send me an email, if you're the greatest, thank you. I prayed until I found it. I looked at him and he said, Of course you're going to find it. That was the shaitan. Who made you forget, but when he started praying, he thought this is not a good deal. He didn't want you to keep on praying. So he remembered you where it was, and you found it. And that's when you stopped praying. Rather than coming and thanking me, you should have spent more time praying to the Lord.

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Then at the same time overcome, and such was the thoughts of events of an event. Like

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my brothers and sisters in Islam. Abu hanifa, as I said before, was imprisoned merely for the fact that he would not accept the position the post of being chief judge. Imagine that measurement of us right now then it comes to me and says congratulations, you have been given the time that you post or being the Supreme, the chief judge of the counter court, the Supreme Court of know what's going to happen to

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jump jump off the bridge.

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Yes, versus never. And you know what, he chose to be imprisoned instead of that why? because he was afraid. This post you're going to be questioned about. He didn't want to meet a lot of lots of baggage, much less. And he knew that the government was going to use it. So he got in prison for it.

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And they did not wicked. So the man saw and saw what he said the students wanted to come and learn from him. So he had to allow the students to come and learn from him from behind bars. He had 1000s of students coming to learn from what was inside the prison. And he opened the bar they opened the code isn't everything yet. He may still ask for everybody to see him. And he began teaching people while he was behind bars and the rest of his students.

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He stayed in this way for three months.

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To the point where he kept talking against the corruption of the government, to the point where it's in the narration says that the halifa, or the government got so annoyed of him, that they poisoned his food. And he died.

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He poisoned they poisoned his food. And when he felt the poison of his food, he began to pray in prison for a few days. And he died in his prayer.

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He was about 70 years old, he died in the year 767.

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Before he died, he had written a will,

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a will listen to this. Now we gave homage to the government, right? corrupt government. He said, after warning people away from the corruption of the government, he said, when I die,

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I request you not to bury me in any land, which was given by the leaf or to any of his relatives, his family,

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any any land that belongs to families and relatives, don't bury me in it. And that meant that the people open their eyes and say what the honeypot is giving land, our land to his relatives and family. So it made even more of a problem. And it is the right from the moment that we used to say in his head like this, and he goes,

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Oh, honey,

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we are not saved from Abu hanifa. Neither is life where we saved and

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saved. And that's what how it was his funeral prayer on the first day of his funeral. Seven to 50,000 people tend to attended his generals upgrade. People kept on coming from all around Iraq, and even outside of Iraq. It was so much so that the body of Abu hanifa had to be laid there for the whole day from budget until sunset, because six generals is one main point and each time the first was only 50,000. And the rest were more

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prayed the jenessa. To for Abu hanifa.

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He died

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and was buried in Baghdad in Iraq.

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is great as soon as I said what Abu Yusuf and Hassan a shaman.

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Often whenever hanifa would see his students, can I just say that in just two minutes?

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Whenever hanifa would see his students,

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how do you think

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he felt towards

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the will like his children. Every time he saw them, he would say the following phrase every time he saw them. He'd look at them first before he starts his listening.

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And he can see his eyes full of compassion, and sometimes with tears

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and his smile and say to them,

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you are the joy of my heart,

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and the removal of my soul.

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You are the joy in my heart and the removal of my sorrow. Imagine that every time the man comes to give you a lesson your student looks at you and he says and hamdu Lillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah.

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My students, you are the joy of my heart and the removal of my soul.

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Now let's begin.

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So it's like what the father or mother say to the child, remember which sort of sorrow of the hereafter because they will testify for him. And the joy of his heart. He they are his legacy. He had over 900 dedicated students. In his school dedicate, we're talking about 900 of the most specialized in every area. Whenever I was about to give a map, he would get his students and they would study it, study it, study it and he would not

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confirm the verdict until everyone had agreed that it was right. And every time they agree, he would prostrate to Allah pray to reconcile hamdulillah who was not originally off the path. And that's how he used to reach his rulings. Every student was amazing. And you judge a teacher by students. He still encourages students to debate. And last thing I would like to say and that's I think, you know, to let us see things from different perspective. Remember, I said four dimensional for them being rigid black and white. One day, see, encourages students to debate and like to say, challenge into question. Like don't question that question. And try to come and if they will, right? You'd be

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happy.

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He'd be happy. Once a man poses a very bizarre question. I want you to listen to this question. And I'll say it one by one so that he can understand it.

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He said,

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I have a question that I have a question, let's say

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and then enter.

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And this man entered, and he doesn't aspire for paradise. Like he doesn't he doesn't work for

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He doesn't, you know, yearn for paradise. And he doesn't fear hellfire.

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And he doesn't fear a lot. And he eats dead meat around a dead meat. And he prays without recourse.

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And he's based witness to that which is unseen, meaning he thinks as a fortune teller unseen. And he hates the truth. And he loves that trials, trials when they come to you.

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And he escapes and runs away from mercy. And he believes the Jews and the Christians remember what he said, What do you think? And his students all said,

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of course, this is clearly a disbeliever is a captain

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of a honeypot, looked at them and said, on the contrary, I find him clearly a very strong believer.

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They sent me an email, he said, he says

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that he doesn't aspire for paradise, and he doesn't fear hellfire. He said, This man aspires for the creator of Paradise, instead of Paradise itself.

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He loves Allah, the creator of Paradise more than he loves paradise. As for not fearing hellfire.

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He is the creator of hellfire.

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As for he doesn't fear Allah. He says he feels no injustice.

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So why should

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he is there mate? It means the only fish

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because in a fish, you can fish it out, it comes out dead and nasty. I mean, it's allowed to eat if you have to hunt for so it's fish.

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As for he prays with our clients, he prays a lot of people praise Genesis prize

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as for bearing witness to that which he cannot see, he bears witness that there is no God but Allah Muhammad is His Messenger and he hasn't seen either.

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As for he laughs He hates the truth. He said yes, he makes the truth, which is death, because a lot of holes in the ground truth, because he wishes to me a lot longer, wants to live longer available, as for a lot of trials in a lot of trials is to take them and think about them. He says his trials are his children and money. He loves that his children, and he smiles when he makes money. It kind of these are trials but on money and children are trials.

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As for him, he he escapes and runs away from mercy, he considers mercy, he considers mercy arraign meaning

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meaning when he escapes it, the rain the The road is still hanging on to him. So no matter how far he goes, the mercy will still save you. It's like a rope as soon as mercy one that saves him or he can sit as mercy as one way he can do so much how long and put his head in mercy instead. So this is a strongly asked for he believes the Jews and the Christians. He says yes, he believes the Christians when they say that the Jews have nothing to stand on. And he believes the Jews that the Christians have nothing to stand on.

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The point of that brothers and sisters is this. We're talking about hypothetical men. They said this really shot an angle like that. Obviously we don't do this. He says no. He's teaching us 30 students that he always found a reasonable explanation in every situation

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where that situation didn't seem to have any reasonable explanation. So when you say there's no other way out, it always found another explanation. Also, he always tried to see the good in people, when others innocently missed it. You looked at someone they do something wrong. Try and say, Oh is trying to you know, the center or the companions, they said, I think it was the one who said always tried to find 70 excuses for your brother trying to win husband and wife.

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Conflict what happens? First thing they do. Wife begins to mention all the good things she's ever done. Husband all the good things he has ever done retaliation, whatever reverse it. Let the husband mentioned the good that the wife's done. And the wife mentioned the good that her husband has done every now and then. And that way you appreciate each other more and lovely Chris, rather than saying, I have done this and I've done that, and I've done that, but he never done and then you retaliate. It becomes a war with this group of students, my dear brothers and sisters that developed the great school of thought the school of thought of the Hanafi madhhab and the students of the use

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of a crescent shaped many as we mentioned before, they explained the golf team and elaborated it

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And added on to it, and they criticize some of it, disagree with some of it. And this is what I was taught. He taught to criticize any information that does not come from the province of law so, and to disagree if they find the truth, but not to criticize, because of jealousy, and not to disagree, because you want to look better. He is to say, this is our opinion. No.

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Tomorrow we may differ on Fridays and follow along with me, then if the narration is correct, then it is my school of thought that this was his thought, among others. The School of hanafy is spread throughout the seljuk Turks, the Turkish Sultan's took it as the Hanafi method, the Ottoman Empire followed the Hanafi method, the Hanafi school later

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developed and things were had an opponent, but by principle, by principle, it was only a matter of a hanifa all the principles and most of the principles that scholars came after him 90% of them they use the principles of herbal honey for to to juice and the doctor rulings. Among them was Amanda Shepard, and this is what he said. I'm not a chef and he said,

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anyone who wants to excel in Islamic law cannot do so without referring to Abu hanifa. Allah has blessed him with gift of wisdom and understanding that no hunger in management when he was asked about honey but he said so Hannah law in matters of knowledge, piety, abstinence from the dunya and preference to the Hereafter, he was of the highest stages that nobody else would be able to occupy. He was latched for simply for the simple reason that he refused the post of a judge offered to him by Jaffa, masala molars, mercy shout out to him, and maybe he attained the pleasure of a lot. This is.

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Among the things above of hanifa are the following. No one has been in greater loss than someone who attends knowledge and did not and the knowledge did not prevent him from harm. Secondly, a person who talks about religion and does not think that he will have to answer for what he says does not know the meaning of religion. Thirdly, if the religious people are not friends of Allah of God, then God has no friends in this world.

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Number four, knowledge of religion will never have its roots in your heart, if you learnt it for the benefit of this world. And lastly, he said, to have learned disagreements with someone who has no sense to have learned or to, to disagree, to have a learned disagreement, like when disagree with someone on knowledge with someone who has no sense of knowledge is to annoy that person, unnecessarily. So you want to come you see someone doesn't know much knowledge. So you use your knowledge. So what do you say about this? Huh? See, you are wrong? And what about this matter? And you know, what do you know about religion, and you know, that this person has no sense of knowledge.

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So you want to look like a big man in front of giant, then you are annoying this person unnecessarily and you'll be judged for what you say. My brothers and sisters in Islam. Finally, I was once walking, and a little boy, about 12 years old, 10 years old, he saw our honey for walking. And there was a ditch the ditch on the road.

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And, and Abu hanifa looked at the little boy and he said to him, son, son, be careful playing around here. Be careful, you don't fall in the hallway. The little boy was suffering. And he said, maybe careful. You should be careful.

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The scholar looked at him and said, Son, you have told me a huge lesson.

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And that's that person became a scholar later on.

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What did you learn from

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what he learned from the student was this. If the boy falls in the hole, he only harms himself me. If he doesn't mistake, he only harms himself no one's gonna follow but if hanifa makes a mistake in the dean

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generations to come are also going to fall

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for falls, generations will fall if the boy falls here

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and that's what the boy meant you'll be careful if you fall in the fall for with you, but if I fought only for

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remember only one son who became one of the renowned scholars also and for the sisters. I think he had been the 111 side of dispute with his wife about marrying more than one wife. So she called me he called them honey for in the funding and he said and you call them honey man he said come your way and dispute with my wife want you to resolve it because what is it you guys how many wives can imagine married? And I

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said four and one so said haha Did you hear that my wife photo I can marry so stop arguing with me.

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But if you want to marry four, you have to deal with them justly and equitably. If you are, if you merely fear, fear that you're not going to be able to deal justly with them, then you want to marry only one

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at that point went quiet angry. So he left and his wife sent a gift

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with a surgeon and she wrote a letter saying, this is a gift thanking you for attending to my question. And he said he wrote a letter back to her and returned the gift. They said to her, why are you sending me that I did not accept this gift for I was merely doing my job before Allah as an arbitrator as an umpire as a judge. And so my reward is from a law, not from

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this is a moment of honey for my brothers and sisters in Islam next week. We will continue with the next one, the next giant Eman medic. I thank you for listening. I'm sorry for taking up your time.