In Pursuit Of Wisdom The Journey Of Muslim Students

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my brothers and sisters, it is our duty for us to spread the message of Islam by verse a group of passionate students unite to offer you the opportunity to fulfill this obligation together.

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Virus is a student run double organization formed within iulm with one mission to spread the message of Islam. We conduct events and workshops featuring knowledgeable scholars from around the world eager to teach us about the beauty of Islam. Get unique opportunities to converse with knowledgeable scholars, diversify your skills, from event planning to public speaking experience the camaraderie of our brotherhood and sisterhood through fun gatherings and thrilling trips, forging lasting friendships. So what are you waiting for? Join us eliminate your path to better growth, revive the Ummah and leave a legacy

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won't be as

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you want them

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just started earlier, I think there was a smaller crowd back then. So just want to go back into reintroducing another. So we had Sheikh Ibrahim know who the first speaker and like I mentioned, Chef is one of our Messiah here, one of the prominent Meshech here in Malaysia. And he's done a lot of community work, especially in Nigeria. And actually, I didn't mention something before

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you know, something about Africa is that, you know, different types of organizations like Christian missionaries, you, you know, she has, you know, all these different people, they are trying to entice people with charity, so they give them food, they give them shelter, they give them opportunities, and then call them to the path, right? This is a strategy these guys have used for a long time. Now, what another does is that another genuinely educates them or what is right, you know, the right, right understanding of the deen through all these different things. And this is this is a way to, you know, get people to, you know, have a better life. But another has a very

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unique mission. Actually, Sheikh Ibrahim, I had mentioned this a couple of years back, where instead of charity organization, because a lot of charity organizations, they tried to make profit, right, NGOs and all they have this very profit driven, another 0% service fee organization. And surprising because everybody working for another is a volunteer. And from what I know is even if there is any payment, there's specific donation, going just for the payment, but none of the donations that go to another go to payments of anybody in the in the organization. So it's a completely, completely focused on the people but also another as mission shaker Brian was mentioning is that he doesn't

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want this organization to be something where it's, it keeps on getting donations, and wants to create self sustaining societies. That's where universities come in. That's where hospitals come in. That's where like all these different institutions that come in, a Sheikh was like, he wants to create leaders in these small, small villages, and areas in Nigeria, and eventually expand further, where there are cells self sustaining society. So if you want to donate for this, cause you can scan the QR. But if it's difficult to scan the QR, just take a picture of it right you can you can share with others, you can actually refer to it later, because there are a lot of QR codes coming up. So I

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would suggest that just take a picture. And it's much more easier for you for you to refer to it later.

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Next, we have the another classes.

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Okay, let's Mila it's really nice to attend these small events. You know, in one one of the things I've been in Malaysia for nine years, there are a lot of events like this and it's amazing, you know, it's it's soothing the heart, you know it, you get to meet people. And it's a nice reminder to have from time to time, but we don't want our relationship with Allah azza wa jal and our relationship with seeking knowledge to be restricted to all these like events that are done on you know, base, few, you know, every few months, rather have something that you're consistently doing every week so you don't want to have to attend every single class here. Right? There's if you want

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something related to the heart you can attend our door right if you're seeking something related to Hadith, you want to learn how to use more attend Riyadh the Saudi in answer

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After Maghrib, it's a convenient time for people who are working, you know, then we have to see. So a Bucha, which is quite popular these days, a lot of students are attending this as Hala. Finally, we have bulwell muram. If you are looking to learn fake, right, there's so many different options, there are other Meshech also out there. So actually, before I move on,

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I want us to make a commitment today, before we leave,

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I want everyone to kind of raise your hand, raise your hand

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right now expecting, you know a promise. But if you guys can attend just one class from these, right, you don't have to attend all of them. And you don't even have to come regularly. But just taste the knowledge, right?

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I guarantee you there's a lot more you would benefit from those circles than the than the event today. There's a lot you can benefit from today's event, but that those circles are where you keep meeting the brothers right that that community and also keep learning from share. And one thing Sheikh Ibrahim mentioned earlier is about tarbiyah. Right? Learning the other of the scholars, small events, you get a lot of knowledge, but you don't get to learn from the 30 of the share. So when you attend these lectures, you get to ask questions, you can ask personal questions, you can you know,

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you can interact with the sheikh, you can see how they shake hands and so on. This is where you learn from the other. That's where, you know, one of the scholars mentioned that he learned the knowledge of this of the scholar he was seeking knowledge from in just about three to four years. And he spent another 16 years just learning the other. That's crazy, you know, so it takes time to get that other overtime. And I can testify to this, you know, initially I just thought that knowledge was it, but it's actually other than that is along with it. So inshallah I want to have a commitment from everyone. If you can attend circle Bacara, which is a very popular class that we

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have. It's after 5pm to 5:15pm every Thursday, every Thursday you come to this venue, you will see a class happening for realice audience in the masjid. So if you go there if you're working that is also very can mean one thing I'm really sorry and I also mentioned before we move on, as we get to have the lecture lecture will check and after Asha, we actually set a small circle which I can ask a lot of questions as a very nice, you know, kind of setting very, like you know, circling the check and asking questions and getting them answered. So Inshallah, inshallah I'm hoping to see all of you guys just just one class shall be added later on. So next, we have another class by OSA Sharif Alavi

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every Saturday, Sundays 9:15pm It's online. So it's much more convenient for you, where you can, you know, benefit from check from the comfort of your house can have your family together as another thing where like, put your family together, right? This isn't one as acknowledged by yourself, have that thing done together be like, hello.

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Next up, we have ink of faith in COVID Mashallah is very close friend of mine started this. And there's a lot of different things that I've seen how it improved over time. And it's been, I think, almost 10 years or so interfaith has been around. So there's a lot of valuable content on the platform. A lot of articles on different topics. So this is something where you can benefit from you can read your reader, you can actually share with your families and friends inshallah. So just take a picture, like I said, scanning, the QR might not benefit. So just take a picture and refer to it later with Mila.

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Okay, so for survivors, he has, yes, the QR code, just take a picture again, you can refer to all future events, and whatever else that were that we're doing, what it was, is cooking, for others cooking Shala you can find them there.

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Okay, finally, we have merchandise. Now.

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Whatever money that is, you know, gained from this merchandise is actually put back into conducting these kinds of organizations, these kinds of events. What do you want me to say? Stickers are the newest new stuff stickers too. So check them out there. So see, there are two things you can learn from this right. One is that you could actually wear it and also feel feel like, you know, you want to show the people that is revived as an organization like a virus but the other thing I would say is that the money that you're donating, you get benefit from that money for all the people who are attending because every single rank is going back to organizing these events. So just, you know,

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think of it that way and inshallah you know, if you want any of the merchandise, the merch are out there.

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So, I want to do something something different this time. Again, I shared a story earlier.

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And the story was about us, you know, us mankind on earth and how so many different prophets so many different messengers have been leaving legacies after legacies. It's just not prophets and messengers, by the way.

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It's also the people that follow them you know, there are so many disciples, the people who were there at the time at the time of new scholars, they were about 80 people is the legacy of them that we are actually witnessing until today right what they left behind. So I'm sure we all have some sort of legacy but before that

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actually want all of you to turn to you right and turn to your left and say salaam to your brother or sister that that's this idea and ask their name right and where they are from.

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I'm from India My name is Muhammad Salas

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that's so beside me my my partner there, he's also from India.

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Otherwise he also say we are from Kerala.

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by the way, the ones that are sitting beside you, these are your brothers and sisters that you're seeking knowledge with, right and inshallah inshallah we are all neighbors in Jannah. And we are, we have the common cause the common thing that we have, and try to remember each other maybe if you want to exchange numbers, you know, get to know each other, you might have opportunities, or you could, you know, have together maybe business opportunities or other things or you can even have have each other's bodies, actually, you know, what,

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the ones who are sitting beside each other, make sure that you witness for them for the class that I talked about.

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So we are accountable to each other on that. Now,

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I have one more thing you guys I want you guys to do. So we are leaving a legacy. And like I mentioned earlier, you know, every one of us sitting here has the opportunity to leave a legacy that can benefit us, right, like Sheikh Ibrahim mentioned again, there's so many people from the beginning of mankind billions and billions of people that are there and they're not known and by at least the ones who are beloved in the eyes of Allah azza wa jal they will be known in the heavens right so I'm sure all of you have some sort of legacy you want to leave behind so tell your brother or sister beside you a legacy that you want to leave behind

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doesn't have to have to be complicated

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Doctor belong here Dr Miller?

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You see

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I shared with the son is over. So now we have Kahoot session. So it's an interactive session you know, just to keep all of us accountable or everybody's talking to each other. I know that it's an interesting legacies. Maybe we can talk about each other after the lecture we in the data.

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Okay, Smith Allah

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Allah Ehsaan cool.

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So this is the format of Kahoot will share a QR code here or there's there's a link as well. And once you go to the link,

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once you go to the link inshallah you can

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you can access the quiz and inshallah if you if you are the first three in the quiz, you will be given one of the merchants as a price. Right, so all three of you will be getting some present

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with Nila.

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And we're going to start it shortly. Just give me a moment.

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okay with smuggler's Villa let's start the quiz scan the QR code

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and there is a game pin if you go to the website you can put the pin and inshallah you can join the quiz

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try to use real names so that we can figure out who you are or somebody has a code as you put the code in

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I'm gonna sit down difficult to see

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what the prizes should

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so the winners will get a shirt book and cap

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quite captivating

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gave us Mullah

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Who is that guy

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how can I see you

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I don't know where you are

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was longer whenever we Sorry

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10 seconds

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10 More seconds if you want to join the quiz and get the prizes 10 987654322110 minus one minus two minus three minus four minus five okay five six

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what is the sign of the day of the Judgement Day mentioned in the first Hadith

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knowledge will be taken away conditions cognition will be distorted students of knowledge will disappear, knowledge will be changed

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technically the third one also is right

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means done.

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Which scholars said that true scholars have true scholars had become scars in his time.

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Ibn Khaldoun Zabi Razi Ibn Battuta

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other than that, I know

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how does Allah usually remove knowledge by taking away the scholars by reducing the availability of books by taking it away from the heart of the scholars by making the memory of the people weak?

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Maybe second one, do one

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you kind of put the right answer in three of them

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Shala demersal first, first human being

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which one of these are one of the signs of the Day of Judgment when they are not many Muslims when people learn from for the sake of titles, people not accepting advice Naseeha we learn the knowledge from the young knowledgeable person

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or you

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Let's go

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Why did Allah sin header to Musa alayhis salam

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to test his knowledge to teach us humility to bring him news to help him and our

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teach us humility

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can you Miguel mashallah fuzzer 1.0 2.0

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who is a C who is a senior according to scholarly circles the one with the most yearly experience the one with the most knowledge and wisdom the one with the highest social standing the one with the most accurate ation

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thinks certificates are important right

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are you

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give us a break

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it is encouraged to be picky in terms of getting married for sure. We befriending people eating food also for sure. seeking knowledge

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should be actually picky and everything except for food maybe

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you know befriending the right people also will help you seek knowledge

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what motivated a man hasn't to seek knowledge?

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The virtues of seeking knowledge. The Flf ON PRAYING Salah after Assa they still have on a matter of vicar a Juma sermon

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Salah sister suffer is first

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what are the prophets leave as inheritance? Nothing they all lived humbly their social standing and responsibilities, their military and government positions, knowledge and understanding of the beam

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everyone has been paying attention.

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What did the father of Imam Bukhari do?

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He prayed all night and secluded himself. He worked hard to spread his business. He did not collect any wealth with sugarwod in it. He did not collect wealth in the nighttime

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second one right.

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suffices versus our own coming up.

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Why did Omar bring Eben Abbas to gatherings to compare him with others because his knowledge was superior to show him due respect as a little bit because he was very dear to him.

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a shard isn't Malaysian and shuddering

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What does knowledge do? Metaphorically knowledge buries the stupidity of a person knowledge brings up the status of one's mind knowledge grows a tree that had no water knowledge brings up a house that has no foundation

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it does bear either the stupidity right

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but as it's coming up to I don't know how I'm doing that

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how does Allah show favor to His servants? He gives them high social standing he showers them with blessings He gives them knowledge of the religion he gives them true dreams

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being humble will make you unconfident and people will this distrust your knowledge

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True or False?

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I'm sorry if you guys put through because of me

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to obtain knowledge is one of the best ways to obtain the love of Allah Trewavas.

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True or False?

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scholars are the inheritors of the kings True or False

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they are the inheritors of the kings of knowledge.

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Three more questions. Imam Muhammad said there is nothing equal to knowledge as long as he is on the correct manage true of us

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are you coming back? Was not not not.

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Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said seeking knowledge is recommended for every Muslim

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two of us

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fallible Elmi forgotten Allah couldn't be Muslim

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it's not recommended it's actually Roger

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berry law winds

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as a tricky one

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the Scalo who did not practice what he preached will be the first in Jahannam True or False

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I got to

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the last question.

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Age is an impossible obstacle in pursuing knowledge through of us

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was the first one l was ill

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This is mention your name, Haro and Mashallah.

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You guys can go to the merch merch area outside and claim your gifts and silver

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the winners can you raise your hand

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sisters side this is sister can not who is

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shot I know you Isha.

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Harun is a real Harun. Really? Mashallah.

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Okay, I know our own I know a shot

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Okay, so

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you can play the video. Okay.

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I just I just mentioned that Sheikh will come by 930 It's fine to be honest

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is ETL shift but you have to keep them engaged to them okay.

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So once again

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blah blah blah

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new here?

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Bismillah I

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just want to announce Sheikh is on the way Sheikh will be here, his eta is around 930. So before that, actually you want to share some things about IU. I wouldn't be introducing IU. They'll be introducing themselves. We have a really, really nice documentary of Sheikh below. But just something quick before the documentary. We spoke about legacies since the beginning, right? How people have left different types of legacies. Something about I know about Dr. Bill all's story is that he embraced it somewhere on 1986 1976 Around that time, and he embraced Islam through Sheikh Abdul Hakim quick, is that correct?

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Now, the interesting thing is, I love this aspect of our religion where, you know, a small action that we do, it trickles down to a chain reaction of getting so many rewards. It's like, if you teach it to somebody, and his whole family learns, and then you know, his lineage learns it, you keep getting that reward of it, right. So similarly, subhanAllah, Sheikh embraced Islam in the hands of Sheikh Abdul Hakim quick, and Sheikh Abdullah Hakim, quick embrace Islam, in the hands of some stranger in Africa, if I remember correctly, as it's crazy how this stranger is getting the reward of all the people that are benefiting from Sheikh Abdul Hakim, Chef, Bilal sector, sector fixture.

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They're impacting the whole global audience here it is just the action of one man. And you shouldn't you know, undermine your actions that you could do in order to do the hour and doesn't have to be a to a non Muslim, right? It could be a Muslim brother of yours. Who is not practicing who is not aware about his purpose in life and you help him or her get back to the religion sisters. Just two sisters brother with the brothers. Yeah, actually with the blood plan, siblings shoulder. So anyways,

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so that's the that's sort of a simple story of Dr. Bill. All right, where Dr. Bill since then, he has been on a mission of educating the world. And so bridging the gap between conventional education and Islamic education, that's what his university is built upon. And we'll have a small documentary played right now. It'll be nice if we can switch up the light.

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If you cannot, then it's fine to.

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Switch off ads

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More light

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millions of Muslims around the world don't have access to Islamic higher education. Many of us don't have the means to travel and learn at a prestigious Islamic University. Many of us can't afford the peace. So what options do we have as regular Muslims to study formal Islamic higher education, one man decided to change that. So I want to echo Dr. Blau Phillips, who founded the International Open University, which has educated hundreds of 1000s of workers

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completely online, extremely affordable, and provides completely accredited increase that is violation. Today, I meet the man himself to find out how it all began.

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If you can, if the third world is educated, like the first world in terms of access to education, etc, then they will potentially surpass what happened is that the opportunity to set up a university in India a role is after the peace conferences of the Zakat, I felt it would be more beneficial if it was put into an institution and how we launched it. But with difficult government and figuring out what we were about tries to sabotage the doors closed back to come back from above. And then that point, I decided to launch the IW online, as we've begun with just to some extent is this which is why we named University Islamic online university, we decided to focus on a simple setup with

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just a matter of preparing the material. The material was put online students would read the materials that shot could be some tests given. And you know if it's fairly simple, this is demand for more modern subjects. So naturally, Dr. Dilip Phillips decides to expand when the Sharia or Islamic Studies curriculum was set, I decided to add to the various disciplines which graduates from Islamic Studies, enough training. But

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when they came back to the communities, they were tasked with meeting community became the head of the community, the amount, they were tasked by the university with solving your problems, counseling administration, and rather than so I added these courses to the overall syllabus. Because these courses were taught us by Muslims who had a concern. They were committed to teach their subjects from an Islamic perspective. What were those moments where you just hung up and got a different guy used the only resource spent God dedicated, I sacrificed everything to get here. What What were those moments? Were there any? Yeah, always, quite of all was said. To me, the goal was worth

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sacrifice for when my savings route holidays came along and help out to keep it going. So a last seemed to open doors whenever they were needed. From first time we lost it. People were just pouring in. And from there, it has just been moving forward, increasing us. Thank God. We came up with the idea of the 1 million scholarships

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to provide process for African youth. Since they had the lowest percentage of graduates from high school being accepted into university finding Indonesia is 36% and Africa as a continent, and less than 6%. We found that the students didn't have computers and other people were given a scholarship sitting in Janya winter at our headquarters for the university was chosen. They were also asking for electricity for the Internet adapter was even more expensive and dependable and recharging for those who are studying online. So we set up learning centers in close to 20 different locations across Africa, focusing on the English speaking countries slowly finally making targeting reach global

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impact. And here Dr. Blockers discovers the significance of what he started. He sees

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The impact of all the different communities and never imagine the way the world doesn't have a choice. The future of education is going to be online. It's proven itself and then the philosophy and the law also world is massive. And if we can take care of this niche, there are so many other regions that Muslims can contribute overall education or less.

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They guide and

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educating the Ummah is not something we can do by ourselves. It's something we must do together. Doctor doctor suggested

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Can I share my story or working with Dr.

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should we do?

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And as well?

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Hello, it's an amazing documentary.

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I want to share a personal story before it should come soon. What time is it now? It's 915. So Sheikh will be here soon.

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It's actually a personal story

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with Dr. Bilal himself, actually. So

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I've been in Malaysia for about nine years now. And, you know, I'm not a student anymore. I was never a student in UI, everybody thinks that I'm a student in UI for some reason. And now people think I graduated from UI. So I served in a completely different university Far, far away away from here. So but I used to spend all of my time here. So I know a lot of people hear Zaha is a very old friend of mine here, say the mayor is there Mashallah. So we all neighbors now, you know, after being here for such a long time, but coming back to the story that I was talking about, you know, nine years ago, I was at least a naive kid in Malaysia who didn't have any idea what he wanted to

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do. And it's just, you know, going around meeting different people, you know, get getting to get to know different circles. I know, a lot of faces here that I've known since nine years, you know, brother Johann was there, brother Muzammil sitting there, you know, some some dearly beloved brothers here for the heroin up the heroin will carry. So Subhanallah it's impacted me a lot. And I've learned so much from all of them. And one of the things that, you know, that I learned is that Subhanallah you're all doing all these different courses. Some of you guys is studying architecture, right? Some of you are studying,

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engineering econs, or you're working right, some of you, I see that our parents here. But one thing, the one advice, one of the scholars told me is that Subhanallah even though these are not related to anything Islamic, you could actually get a reward of every single class that you're attending. And this is crazy. Can you imagine attending classes for four years, you know, that's 365 times four, and get reward for every single class, every single step that you take towards the class every hour that you spend every second. And that's by the intention like Sheikh Ibrahim mentioned earlier, right? If you have the right intention, you can actually take it a long way. Right? If you attend

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that you all these classes that you are attending, you're attending for the sake of Allah that one day, in some way or form, you will contribute back to the Ummah, you will contribute back to spreading Islam around the globe, just like Dr. Bilal is doing, where he's bridging that gap, that if each of you can be that beacon for the world, in your own field, right, the example in your workspace, that is gonna bring a huge change, right, and you're gonna get reward for the work you do. You're gonna get the reward for the classes you're attending, and so on. So, this is something that I want to share because me personally, I'm a doctor Bilaal about seven, seven years ago. And I

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just started a small business back then and I had no idea what I was doing was a digital marketing agency. And I really tried to hard sell to Dr. Bilal that you know, he should hire me. And I did all I could try to convince him

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to hire me And subhanAllah it didn't work out. And I'm very happy it didn't work out. Many of you will be thinking what is this guy saying that he's happy that it didn't work out to work with Dr.

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All right, such an influential person he is. So he was he has around 8 million followers and just like one platform, but this is where I realized that, you know, every single step of your life matters, right? Fast forward. Seven years, actually got to work with Dr. Bilal recently. And we did me and my company, currently a branding agency, we managed to work with Dr. biller to do a rebranding project, and inshallah might be rolled up sometime this year, or, you know,

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as, as for when they're rolling it out. But the story is not about me getting this opportunity, I want to make it an opportunity for each and every one of you here that all of you can do this, because seven years ago, I had no idea that I could achieve something like this, right? And seven years laters holla, that dedication that I had towards the career that I'm doing, and towards Insha Allah, Allah accepts my intention, right? I'm not saying that it's completely pure, Allah inshallah accepts my intention that you can, you can get to something like, and I've met people out there who have done this, right. That's where all of the brothers that you greeted earlier matters. Because

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you don't know. Maybe in a couple of years, this is like the most important person that you have. Some of the brothers I met randomly at Evans, I'm working with them, and they spent so much money on me and I'm like, I knew these guys all this time. This is like beside me. And then I was searching for like clients overseas and whatnot is just a short story I wanted to share with you guys. Again, it's nothing about me, it's more about I want to share with you of how you can make opportunities for yourself. Right? Where you do, you do appreciate that friendship that you have of your friends around you, because you never know who they are. Right? So inshallah that's a short story. I wanted

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to share this, you know, digressing from the topic. But hopefully it benefited then lie to Allah.

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Dr. Bilal should be here soon. So about 10 minutes, so maybe we have 10 minutes break under shake is here

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okay, Oh, brother here told something else. So. Okay, actually, it's not PVA Lafayette is a condominium nearby. I will talk about it after this. But this is one of the scholars he told me something. A couple years back Sheikh Mohammed Cotto.

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He was mentioning about this importance of friendship. You know, a saw him was sad. Like coming back here. This is something that I would emphasize a lot, where your friends are the ones who will take you to Jana, or take you to jahannam. It could be either, because Arabs say this word Asahi will say a friend is the one who pulls. Either you pull them towards yourself, or they pull you towards them. Right. Sorry, I keep putting the mic down. So

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where was I?

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Yeah, so back to Amir. Amir reminded me. So anyways,

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two years ago, I moved to a condominium and it's it's an amazing condominium not pitching for the condominium. But I saw the importance of brotherhood. Because we live in a society where we are all a Nuclear Society, right? After four years, all of your going to go to different parts of the globe. You know, some of you are from all the way in the West, some of your although in the east, the Middle East and so on. One thing I realized about my friends is when they went back, there was scattered, they didn't have a community around them, right. So make sure every time you go there, you are an example for people and build a community around you. And this is where like this

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condominium that I'm talking about. There's so many people from different we have more than 20 ethnicities. And every single day you go to the machines you meet a friend, every day, every single day you go to the masjid you meet someone you can learn something from, you know, and from time to time people even come there, spend some, you know, like one of the brothers river brother from Australia recently came, stayed with us for about six months. And somehow they benefited us so much. A lot of people learn Arabic. Now I know brothers who are learning Arabic Now fluently, because of one brother who just came to the community. So that's why that's very important. And in the

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university, what you guys could do is that you guys could actually focus on building that community around you right after this event. Don't go and just like hang around random people, hang out, hang around with people who can make you successful. And these are the people that like I mentioned, choose your friends wisely, like that wrong answer was mentioning, but it's actually the right answer to right you should be very picky about your friends. Because these are they say, you know you are the son

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sum of all five people around the five to eight people, but you actually the sum of every single person that you interact to up your life. I'm rambling a lot, but I'm actually, you know, wanting to share some insights that you guys could learn from. And, you know, like I mentioned a lot of brothers that I really, really love for the sake of Allah azza wa jal here, and, you know, and that, that that importance is there in our life. And so how am I supposed to also move here recently and that's one thing that I've been trying to you know, see that and create were like that friendship, that brotherhood, that sisterhood, you don't get it once you leave the university. You're gonna miss

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this right? Make use of that way in the light Allah. So inshallah now we can take a break until Sheikh joins us soon.

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And yeah, just talk to your brothers and sisters, maybe some opportunity to come by again I remind if you have to exchange numbers exchanged numbers follow each other on Instagram you know check out each other's Facebook or something let's stay connected you know, you don't know when when you know you will connect again sometime in the future and you can actually gain something out of it.

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won't be as mad

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connected here.

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I think nothing's

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gonna shift

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Okay, brothers, this is a moment I'm introducing again, we already had the world you know documentaries on. So similar documentaries an amazing documentary.

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So Inshallah, you know, we won't be in any further. Secondly, to get us in the topic, part of the new Congress you have pursuit of knowledge. So Inshallah, if you have any questions during the talk again, remember, scan the QR, and ask the questions, you know, you will benefit and benefit others too. And also try to take those things that you know, you want to share with your family. And just a quick reminder, where this is an opportunity for you to

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learn from it, but also share it with your friends. And when you're on the way back home, share it, share it with your family as well, right. Since they couldn't, they couldn't come. So, like Sheikh Ibrahim mentioned earlier, where some of the Sahaba did that where you know, when one Sahabi was not available, then he would work and the other one would learn from the processes and then when they meet, they will share the knowledge they learn so Sharla let's revive that. So now of the Sahaba right, something that we need to constantly do. So Inshallah, without Without any further delay, I will pass it on to shake Dr. Bilal Philips

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that's fine.

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hamdu Lillahi Rabbil Alameen

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wa Salatu was Salam ala Rasulillah al Karim?

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Allah Ali was Hobie woman is standing up is so naughty, he in Iommi, Dean

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or prays do to align May Allah's peace and blessings beyond the last prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and and all those who follow the path of righteousness until the last day.

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The topic

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which I

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chose to speak

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with you on

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this this day this opportunity

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the true Muslim student.

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It addresses really what is the difference between

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a true Muslim student

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and a fake Muslim student

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it's something

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particularly important to you all being students here

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you should have the desire

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to know the difference

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to live in accordance

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with what that difference requires of us

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when we talk about

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a fake Muslim student

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he or she

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is one who happens to be a Muslim.

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They happen to be a Muslim.

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They could have been a Christian

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or Hindu

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or an atheist.

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They are primarily

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focused on the dunya.

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The true Muslim student, on the other hand,

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puts Islam first.

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He or she

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is a Muslim

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Who happens to be a student?

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The fake Muslim student

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is a student

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who happens to be a Muslim?

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The true Muslim student

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what is it

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a Muslim who happens to be a student, so this, they may sound the same.

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But I hope that you've grasped the essential difference

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that when Islam is first, then you are first and foremost a Muslim. Whatever you are after that, whether you're a teacher, an engineer,

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athlete, whatever

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that's secondary.

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if I were to ask you all

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one day you think or consider yourselves to be

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those who can sell consider themselves to be true Muslim students just can you put your hands up please?

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True Muslim students

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or something people got hands halfway up here. What does that mean? I'm halfway there.

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Can we just put up those hands seriously?

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True Muslim students?

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I don't see anything else.

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so it looks like everybody

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but we should have some way to test this.

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You know, we need a litmus test

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to find out rarely are we deluding ourselves

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or are we for real

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we can look at

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the lesson was test for students

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which is

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for everybody who believes that they are

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true Muslims students.

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Put your hands up again, please. You're all to Muslim students.

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We'll see if you can keep your hands up.

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Because I want you to repeat after me.

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Well, Allah He

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I have never

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on any tests or examinations.

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Okay, let's see how many how many hands do we still have up here?

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What happened?

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What happened?

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Okay, Alhamdulillah at least I can see 510 1520 20 something.

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But that's the reality.

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That's the litmus test.

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What do you think in the time of the Sahaba if they were asked that question, you think anybody's hand would have been dropping down.

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So, this is what we have to deal with.

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We have to address this reality.

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Students in general.

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This is

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a commonality This is common to students wherever you are in the world.

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are known to be cheaters.

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Cheating and student is like synonymous, synonymous.

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But if we are to get beyond that as Muslims

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then we have to address this reality.

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Because our future is not going to be bright.

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If we are fake Muslim students, in fact, we are fake Muslims.

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So, it is very important

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for us students,

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and this university,

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especially where

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the founders

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were committed to Islamic ideals.

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And this should make you special.

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In the world of students, you shouldn't be a special group

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standing out from the West, right rest of students.

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So it is, as I said, critical

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for us

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to get real.

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in order to find the reality,

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we have to change our

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on what it means to be a student

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from a materialistic

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where the goal is getting that piece of paper

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in order

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to get a job, to earn money,

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Live a good, enjoyable life, etc. That's the goal. When we're that is the goal, then

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all of the Islamic considerations become meaningless.

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This is

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the cold reality.

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We need to realize first and foremost, if we want to change

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for those who are happy, well, that's enough for me.

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you're not about change.

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You're about doing what is necessary to get that piece of paper.

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seeking that piece of paper

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the many great rewards which Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu wasallam.

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stressed, we're there for the tolerable

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the one who seeks knowledge.

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basic, basically, seeking knowledge is a bother.

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This is where we have to start from that seeking knowledge in and of itself is a bad

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and if we treat it like that,

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then it will make a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around us.

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The Prophet salatu salam and said Bala Bala and me for either

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seeking knowledge is a Florida

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this is an obligation a religious obligation.

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Because how you're going to use that knowledge

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is going to be or should be, according to the teachings of Islam.

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If we are a true Muslim students, then that knowledge will be a bother for us, getting it

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and disseminating it.

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It's a way to Paradise.

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As the Prophet SAW Selim had said, Man, Salah Kotori con el tema Sufi, elmen, sallAllahu Lhota, Deacon, Elon Jannah.

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Whoever takes a path in which he or she seeks knowledge.

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Allah make

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is the path to Paradise, easy for them

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whatever is gonna make the path to paradise easy for us is a badass.

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I mean, normally we look at the badass being, the Masjid

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fasting Ramadan

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Hajj etc.

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But reality

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is that for a Muslim,

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a bada is not restricted just to those

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specific acts, which the prophets Allah wa sallam taught us

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to live

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with as the basis for our existence in this world.

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my dear brothers and sisters,

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there are so many various

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verses from the Quran,

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which address

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the superiority of knowledge

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which encouraged us

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to seek knowledge to become among the learned

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in one Hadith, the Prophet Solomon said the superiority of the learned over

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the devout

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the one who's in the masjid praying all the time,

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but the one who's seeking knowledge

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Allah considers to be superior

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he compared it to the

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brightness of the moon,

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with respect to the stars in the sky.

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And, on another occasion,

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he spoke about the dunya this world, saying dunya Mala una bella Onan mafia.

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This world is cursed

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if we don't utilize the world, in a way which benefits us and benefits the society in a way

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in accordance with the prophetic way,

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the guidance that the prophets brought for us

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then this world becomes a curse.

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And whatever is in it Mulholland mafia, whatever is in it is also cursed.

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Illa Licola except for the remembrance of Allah.

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And again, the remembrance of Allah

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is making vicar

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Subhana Allah Wa Al hamdu lillah Allahu Akbar La hawla wala Quwata, illa Billah, etc.

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But it's not just restricted to that.

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It is, when

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discussing things etc. We refer back to Allah or we refer back to the messenger of allah sallallahu Sallam

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that Allah or his messenger is mentioned in the course of our conversation. It's a part of our conversation.

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This is the remembrance of Allah

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and again, in our actions

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reality with regards to the knowledge that we are seeking in this institution or in other institutions of learning.

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It is part of our heritage that we have received

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from Adam.

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When Allah says in surah, Al Baqarah

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for Allama Adam Asma

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Allah taught Adam the names

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sum of everything,

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building on

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the ability to build on knowledge.

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When a dog learns tricks and it dies

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the next generation

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has to be

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The knowledge that it has kept isn't passed on to the next generation and generation after.

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We have that ability, this is something unique which Allah gave to Adam. And we've all inherited that.

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So ultimately, knowledge is a gift from Allah.

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We tend to think of knowledge

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as a product of

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inventiveness, creativeness

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that we've created, this we have invented that this world is

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functioning in accordance with the various inventions that we have

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come up with. But the reality is that when you look at the bottom of all the various inventions, the major ones, what you find is

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what they call luck.

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So many inventions,

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whether it's the X rays, Madame Curie,

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she wasn't looking for X rays.

01:21:54--> 01:21:55

The Internet,

01:21:57--> 01:21:59

internet, they weren't searching for the internet.

01:22:00--> 01:22:03

They were doing they were looking for the God particle.

01:22:07--> 01:22:11

And in the course of trying to look for it, they bumped into the internet.

01:22:14--> 01:22:18

That's the reality. It's a gift from God from a loss

01:22:25--> 01:22:27

so in terms of knowledge,

01:22:28--> 01:22:31

we should have priorities.

01:22:34--> 01:22:35

As a basic

01:22:36--> 01:22:38

classification, we can say

01:22:40--> 01:22:46

there are knowledge there is knowledge which is false knowledge and knowledge which is true knowledge.

01:22:48--> 01:22:51

We'll have to say that false knowledge is from Shavon

01:22:52--> 01:22:58

because Allah is not going to give us false knowledge He's giving us true knowledge.

01:23:00--> 01:23:06

So when we say we speak about false knowledge, examples of that is like evolution

01:23:10--> 01:23:14

the arguments for evolution, we evolved

01:23:16--> 01:23:16


01:23:17--> 01:23:19

a few cells or whatever,

01:23:20--> 01:23:22

all the way down to where we are now.

01:23:26--> 01:23:28

One time we were all monkeys

01:23:30--> 01:23:31

swinging in trees

01:23:33--> 01:23:35

or we were fishes

01:23:36--> 01:23:42

swimming in the oceans, crawling up on land and starting to walk

01:23:49--> 01:23:51

this idea of evolution

01:23:54--> 01:24:01

is a way to explain our existence without having to resort to God

01:24:02--> 01:24:06

but the explanation has so many holes in it

01:24:07--> 01:24:11

that anybody who looks at it seriously

01:24:13--> 01:24:16

understand that it's just made up.

01:24:18--> 01:24:19

It's made up

01:24:22--> 01:24:27

of course, when it's presented, you know in

01:24:28--> 01:24:33

movie quality videos, etc. Look say

01:24:34--> 01:24:42

you can see things appearing and crawling and walking and flying and

01:24:43--> 01:24:47

seemingly to evolve from one another etc. But

01:24:48--> 01:24:49

it's a movie

01:24:55--> 01:24:58

of course I don't hold that

01:25:00--> 01:25:02

Human beings didn't make it to the moon

01:25:04--> 01:25:06

mean there are limits right?

01:25:08--> 01:25:09

We can say fake,

01:25:10--> 01:25:13

but then going to the moon

01:25:15--> 01:25:16

is a reality.

01:25:18--> 01:25:21

So, we need to be able to distinguish between

01:25:23--> 01:25:25

real knowledge and

01:25:27--> 01:25:28

fake knowledge

01:25:33--> 01:25:35

in terms of true knowledge,

01:25:37--> 01:25:45

we also have to distinguish between what is useful and what is useless

01:25:49--> 01:25:57

what is useful and what is useless why because the Prophet SAW Salem, I said the law my knee I will be coming elmen

01:25:59--> 01:25:59

lie and

01:26:02--> 01:26:08

oh Allah I seek refuge in You from knowledge, which is of no benefit. It may be true

01:26:10--> 01:26:11

but it's of no benefit.

01:26:13--> 01:26:22

It may be benefit beneficial to others or to some on some levels. But

01:26:24--> 01:26:31

at that particular time, it's like teaching kids in grade one about Hajj and then

01:26:33--> 01:26:37

you start to teach them you know, of course initially you put the

01:26:38--> 01:26:39


01:26:41--> 01:26:43

Haram on the kids and

01:26:45--> 01:26:53

and you have them walk around an object which you tell them is GABA, something like this, they get a little feel for

01:26:56--> 01:26:57

throw off and hedge

01:26:59--> 01:27:02

but then you don't go into hedge tomato,

01:27:04--> 01:27:17

and Hajji fraud. Teaching a little kid in grade one that is useless knowledge is true knowledge that is important, but it's not suitable for that age.

01:27:23--> 01:27:26

So important for us to distinguish between the two.

01:27:31--> 01:27:32


01:27:33--> 01:27:41

that knowledge should be according to appropriateness

01:27:43--> 01:27:44

in the sense that

01:27:47--> 01:27:50

gynecology, for example,

01:27:52--> 01:28:00

if any students come to me and male students, they tell me they're gonna study gynecology. I said no brother.

01:28:01--> 01:28:03

You don't need to be studying gynecology.

01:28:08--> 01:28:14

You don't need to be studying at college. But some of the greatest gynecologist in the world are men.

01:28:15--> 01:28:19

There may be men but you know, it's not for you.

01:28:24--> 01:28:27

In the US, hundreds

01:28:28--> 01:28:32

of male gynecologist are

01:28:33--> 01:28:41

arrested, charged for molestation of females Every year, hundreds and hundreds of them

01:28:43--> 01:28:44

every year.

01:28:47--> 01:28:48


01:28:49--> 01:28:50

men are men.

01:28:52--> 01:28:55

That's the reality. Men are men.

01:28:57--> 01:29:00

So that's not an appropriate

01:29:03--> 01:29:17

field for one to make their major one thing if you research in the course of research, you do some research in that area, etc. But to take that on as your profession if that was your plan

01:29:18--> 01:29:22

to do anybody brothers who had their plan to become kind of colleges.

01:29:23--> 01:29:24

Don't be shy.

01:29:27--> 01:29:29

You know, I've just outed you

01:29:32--> 01:29:33

give it up.

01:29:34--> 01:29:35


01:29:37--> 01:29:39

and for any sisters

01:29:40--> 01:29:46

who had plans to become experts in prostate cancer

01:29:49--> 01:29:49


01:29:51--> 01:29:52

give it up.

01:29:55--> 01:29:56

Not relevant

01:30:01--> 01:30:08

So we need to choose appropriate areas areas where there's a need. And

01:30:10--> 01:30:16

of course, medicine is a wonderful career in the sense that as a doctor,

01:30:17--> 01:30:26

you know, we're serving people on the most basic level. health needs is great in society, if we can

01:30:29--> 01:30:41

get involved in this field, then Masha Allah, this is a binder itself every day that you're treating patients, et cetera, et cetera, you know, this is a bad

01:31:01--> 01:31:04

the goal of true knowledge

01:31:06--> 01:31:07


01:31:09--> 01:31:10

its application.

01:31:11--> 01:31:21

It's in the application of the knowledge, acquiring the knowledge should be with the intent to apply it.

01:31:24--> 01:31:25

abdulai Badmus erode.

01:31:26--> 01:31:38

I'd said we used to learn the Quran 10 verses at a time. And we wouldn't move on to another 10 until we had learned the knowledge that was in it.

01:31:39--> 01:31:40

Try to apply it.

01:31:42--> 01:31:45

So they learned that this went on to say that they learned

01:31:46--> 01:31:49

knowledge and its application together.

01:31:57--> 01:32:02

He also said that one who memorize Surah Al Baqarah.

01:32:06--> 01:32:11

In his time, used to be called half it.

01:32:13--> 01:32:17

Today, if you call somebody who just memorize who Al Baqarah half is

01:32:19--> 01:32:26

the Quran students with Iran don't do that don't it's not a half half it is one who has memorized the whole Quran.

01:32:29--> 01:32:30

But the Sahaba

01:32:31--> 01:32:35

used to call the one who memorize who Al Baqarah half.

01:32:37--> 01:32:38

So what happened?

01:32:41--> 01:32:43

The memorization of Quran

01:32:45--> 01:32:47

became a goal in and of itself.

01:32:50--> 01:32:52

When the Prophet SAW Salem died,

01:32:53--> 01:32:58

how many of the Sahaba had memorized the whole Quran

01:33:00--> 01:33:02

you can count them on two hands

01:33:04--> 01:33:07

from 60,000 Sahaba.

01:33:10--> 01:33:26

So the goal was not memorization of the Quran, they memorize portions of it which they use in their prayers, etc. But it was it was about understanding what they had learned and trying to implement it in their lives.

01:33:30--> 01:33:31


01:33:32--> 01:33:37

the goal should be application of the knowledge

01:33:42--> 01:33:43

to Fianna thorry

01:33:44--> 01:33:48

told us that his mother informed him

01:33:50--> 01:33:52

that if you write 10 words

01:33:56--> 01:33:59

and your faith hasn't improved,

01:34:00--> 01:34:01

check yourself

01:34:04--> 01:34:04

check yourself.

01:34:06--> 01:34:11

So in the process of research etc.

01:34:15--> 01:34:28

We should be constantly seeking to acquire greater knowledge and apply that knowledge to ourselves to change ourselves

01:34:29--> 01:34:38

in a way which will better the community, the society, our family in which we live.

01:34:44--> 01:34:48

So acquiring that knowledge.

01:34:50--> 01:34:54

For it to be really beneficial we have to have Taqwa.

01:34:59--> 01:34:59


01:35:00--> 01:35:05

It has to be accompanied with hard work.

01:35:07--> 01:35:15

Striving, making an effort to implement it on ourselves, convey it to others around us,

01:35:17--> 01:35:20

spreading it in this society

01:35:26--> 01:35:30

it's not to say that we can't use it to make a living.

01:35:34--> 01:35:35

This is a part of life.

01:35:38--> 01:35:40

We have gained certain knowledge we utilize it

01:35:42--> 01:35:44

to benefit others and to benefit ourselves.

01:35:49--> 01:35:49


01:35:51--> 01:35:52

I hope

01:35:53--> 01:35:53


01:35:55--> 01:35:56

these brief words,

01:35:58--> 01:36:00

which I've shared with you,

01:36:01--> 01:36:06

and I should say that I've been to many

01:36:07--> 01:36:08


01:36:09--> 01:36:11

from Philippines

01:36:13--> 01:36:14

to South America,

01:36:16--> 01:36:19

many countries in between been to

01:36:21--> 01:36:22

educational institutions

01:36:24--> 01:36:26

and ask the same question

01:36:27--> 01:36:30

amongst Muslim students.

01:36:35--> 01:36:39

And I must say that, you know,

01:36:41--> 01:36:45

it was the same basically everywhere that I went.

01:36:49--> 01:36:50

So, this is

01:36:52--> 01:36:52


01:36:55--> 01:37:00

we are not able to save our brothers and sisters in Palestine.

01:37:03--> 01:37:04


01:37:06--> 01:37:08

our knowledge,

01:37:09--> 01:37:19

which provides us with means, is not being used as it should be. We're not we're disconnected.

01:37:22--> 01:37:24

We're so caught up in the dunya.

01:37:26--> 01:37:33

That we're not ready to sacrifice to help our brothers and sisters.

01:37:35--> 01:37:37

in Palestine, we see it on the

01:37:38--> 01:37:50

YouTube we see it on television, we see it all over. And we can only shake our heads and say I will the biller, stop for law.

01:37:54--> 01:37:56

Make dua for them, of course we should.

01:37:58--> 01:37:59


01:38:00--> 01:38:04

we need to do more. We need to do much more.

01:38:05--> 01:38:09

The Muslim Ummah is large.

01:38:10--> 01:38:12

And it's getting bigger and bigger.

01:38:15--> 01:38:15


01:38:18--> 01:38:19


01:38:21--> 01:38:29

we are not connected with knowledge in the way that the earlier generations were.

01:38:30--> 01:38:44

Where we were the leaders in various sciences, people came from all over the rest of the world, to Cordova, Spain, Damascus,

01:38:46--> 01:38:54

bosta cetera. They came to our centers of learning to benefit and take it back to their people.

01:38:58--> 01:39:03

When you read the writings of the scholars of that period of time,

01:39:05--> 01:39:12

what you will see interwoven in all of their discussions and their presentations of

01:39:14--> 01:39:16

different scientific facts and

01:39:17--> 01:39:19

they will mention a verse from the Quran.

01:39:21--> 01:39:22


01:39:23--> 01:39:26

or a Hadith from the Prophet SAW Salem related

01:39:28--> 01:39:30

for the most part, we are

01:39:33--> 01:39:36

separated are not connected.

01:39:38--> 01:39:39

And this is

01:39:41--> 01:39:46

what this university was supposed to be a

01:39:48--> 01:39:51

revival, an attempt to revive that connection.

01:39:52--> 01:39:58

And we hope that Allah Subhana Allah would give you the

01:40:00--> 01:40:02

strength of faith

01:40:05--> 01:40:06

and intellect

01:40:09--> 01:40:12

and brains which Allah has blessed you with

01:40:15--> 01:40:18

to take the process forward

01:40:20--> 01:40:27

to carry on from what our forefathers have done here and elsewhere

01:40:31--> 01:40:32

to work together

01:40:33--> 01:40:34

as an ummah

01:40:35--> 01:40:36

one OMA

01:40:38--> 01:40:39

and fix

01:40:40--> 01:40:43

what is wrong in the mud today

01:40:47--> 01:40:48

those were

01:40:50--> 01:40:51

what I wanted to share with you

01:40:53--> 01:40:54

this evening

01:40:55--> 01:40:56


01:40:59--> 01:41:00


01:41:02--> 01:41:06

prepared to and I should apologize coming late

01:41:08--> 01:41:09


01:41:11--> 01:41:14

we are supposed to be on time

01:41:19--> 01:41:22

I was engaged in a very important

01:41:23--> 01:41:24


01:41:26--> 01:41:32

which involved the possibilities of me moving to

01:41:34--> 01:41:34


01:41:36--> 01:41:37


01:41:38--> 01:41:46

anyway, it's something being discussed. And I do love Malaysia

01:41:47--> 01:41:52

if Allah wills you make dua for me and

01:41:53--> 01:41:57

I will be one among you in sha Allah

01:42:00--> 01:42:06

would you like to ask any questions now you have Have you got a system to handle it

01:42:07--> 01:42:09

by sending questions in

01:42:13--> 01:42:23

by your phones or what are you doing we'll have a panel discussion we probably will have a panel discussion we should do that now. Yeah, okay

01:42:28--> 01:42:29

she comes up

01:42:31--> 01:42:32

she was under

01:42:34--> 01:42:35

so what what is your

01:42:37--> 01:42:38

shake was just gonna

01:42:39--> 01:42:40

say goodbye

01:42:45--> 01:42:45


01:42:49--> 01:42:52

well, you want to take some questions in the meantime.

01:43:31--> 01:43:31


01:43:33--> 01:43:33

in the back

01:43:42--> 01:43:43

anyone any questions?

01:43:50--> 01:43:52

Anything from the sister site.

01:43:53--> 01:43:59

Inshallah, when I come back here another time, and I asked you to raise your hands, hopefully

01:44:01--> 01:44:09

you will make another pledge, right. Let's make a pledge together. Okay. Can we make another pledge together?

01:44:11--> 01:44:12

Everybody's hands up.

01:44:15--> 01:44:21

Just before your question, let's complete the pledge. Okay. Can you say well Llahi

01:44:23--> 01:44:24

I will not

01:44:25--> 01:44:29

cheat on any test or examination.

01:44:30--> 01:44:32

This one you must do if she probably knew the

01:44:38--> 01:44:39

pay grade

01:44:41--> 01:44:43

was it possible but do I use this Go ahead.

01:44:45--> 01:44:46


01:44:48--> 01:44:48

the question we can

01:44:52--> 01:44:53

you need a mic.

01:44:55--> 01:44:58

Thank you young man. You can you got a big voice I can see it.

01:45:00--> 01:45:01

It does say go ahead

01:45:11--> 01:45:11

pass the mic

01:45:37--> 01:45:37


01:45:39--> 01:45:40

into that

01:45:41--> 01:45:42

and wondering I suppose

01:45:44--> 01:45:45

what else

01:45:51--> 01:45:54

what else just mentioned? Cite your social media

01:46:06--> 01:46:07

What else

01:46:17--> 01:46:18

can somebody put up their hand

01:46:23--> 01:46:26

suggest what else can we do?

01:46:31--> 01:46:37

In the near the question I brother asked what else can we do to help the Palestinians?

01:46:39--> 01:46:45

Well, of course, you need to know what you have done, what have we done

01:46:46--> 01:46:48

to help the policies,

01:46:49--> 01:46:49


01:46:51--> 01:46:52


01:46:53--> 01:46:59

be sure that whatever we have done, there is more that we can do.

01:47:01--> 01:47:02


01:47:03--> 01:47:17

also be sure that a group efforts is better than an individual efforts where you just tried to do it all by yourself, because most cases won't be able to do very much.

01:47:19--> 01:47:20

But if you

01:47:21--> 01:47:24

come together with other brothers and sisters,

01:47:26--> 01:47:26


01:47:28--> 01:47:30

as they say two heads are better than one

01:47:32--> 01:47:34

you can find more things to do.

01:47:37--> 01:47:37


01:47:39--> 01:47:44

inshallah you can affect others and get them involved also.

01:47:47--> 01:47:49

Of course, we're limited.

01:47:52--> 01:47:59

And allow holds us responsible for what we were able to do and we didn't

01:48:01--> 01:48:07

buy but to liberate, to say, Okay, the next step is to liberate the Palestinians.

01:48:09--> 01:48:15

Who amongst us can do that we're not in that position. So Allah will not hold us accountable.

01:48:16--> 01:48:20

But having the desire, having the wish,

01:48:22--> 01:48:26

the will if the opportunity came, we are rewarded for that,

01:48:27--> 01:48:36

you know, that removes from us the responsibility of doing absolutely nothing

01:48:41--> 01:48:45

removes that responsibility, we won't be in that category

01:48:46--> 01:48:48

will be as those as the Trumps

01:48:49--> 01:48:50

whoever receives either

01:48:52--> 01:48:53

to stop it with you.

01:48:56--> 01:48:57

And if you can do that,

01:49:00--> 01:49:06

then seek out against it. That's the internet. You have the different ways.

01:49:07--> 01:49:14

And if you can even do that, or you've done that to the highest possibility that you are able,

01:49:15--> 01:49:18

then you hate it.

01:49:19--> 01:49:21

You hate the evil that is there

01:49:23--> 01:49:24

in your eyes

01:49:31--> 01:49:39

sounds like shipping Brahim. Do you have any thoughts on this? Do you have any thoughts on this question?

01:49:40--> 01:49:40


01:49:44--> 01:49:44


01:49:46--> 01:49:59

so I'll be reading out certain questions that we have here. The audience has, you know, sent out those questions with a QR code earlier. So inshallah one by one we'll be going through that and if we have time, Inshallah, we'll take the question.

01:50:00--> 01:50:07

Since from the audience here so the first question we have is how do we turn knowledge to wisdom and how to evaluate that

01:50:17--> 01:50:18

I've been talking to Rich

01:50:29--> 01:50:29

was set out to set

01:50:31--> 01:50:36

a meeting and Amina Mohamed Salah whether you want to add something he will suddenly be

01:50:39--> 01:50:45

a lot smarter I guarantee you wouldn't defeat and grant all the knowledge

01:50:48--> 01:50:51

knowledge is the wisdom itself

01:50:52--> 01:50:57

Allah Spano delicacies util Hickmott Indonesia for my new youth and Hekmatyar, OTs.

01:50:59--> 01:51:01

So, knowledge, if you

01:51:02--> 01:51:03

look at it,

01:51:05--> 01:51:09

in the way I lost my hand for two hour that was trying to for us the wisdom

01:51:11--> 01:51:13

and this wisdom that is

01:51:15--> 01:51:16

an integral

01:51:19--> 01:51:21

body of the knowledge

01:51:22--> 01:51:28

cannot be manifested unless a person practice that will change learn.

01:51:30--> 01:51:41

Knowledge, in order for it to be wisdom in the weight loss monitor wants you to be you have to learn the correct knowledge and put it into practice.

01:51:42--> 01:51:46

Knowledge without action is useless is going to become more bad and

01:51:48--> 01:51:51

this is what is harmless we have a lot.

01:51:52--> 01:51:56

If you look at the knowledge last molecular give us now nowadays,

01:51:57--> 01:52:03

and you compare it with that which itself was solid, we're able to receive at once.

01:52:04--> 01:52:33

Ours is more in terms of collection, because we have almost everything that's been documented, which in their time, you have to travel far distance to get one single Hadith in our time, just press one button you get 1000s of books appearing to you. So we do have the knowledge being given but when it comes to the action, unfortunately, this is what we are deficient.

01:52:34--> 01:52:42

So knowledge, as I said, is a wisdom in itself. But it will never be manifested this wisdom unless if you put it into into action.

01:52:43--> 01:53:00

And if you allow me to make a U turn back to that question that I was trying to ignore, because I have a very conservative approach concerning how to help our brothers and sisters in Palestine or in any place where they are being harmed.

01:53:02--> 01:53:25

The best way is to have this unity that Allah subhanaw taala talk about in many places. No matter how much knowledge you have, and how much strong you are. If you divided you will never do anything. Allah subhanaw taala says well do Allah wa Sula who will attend as they will FATF Shalu whatever Habari hookworm was mu

01:53:27--> 01:53:49

Allah subhanaw taala says obey Allah and then forget this has been said by Allah subhanaw taala after knowing that we commanded to prepare to meet our enemy with that which is within our capability, but then Allah subhanaw taala informed us that this ability we have no matter how much stronger it is, if we don't have unity among us, we will never succeed,

01:53:50--> 01:54:07

our strength will be taken will be weak, and our power will be taken and the enemy will snatch us in the way they want. Allah subhanaw taala says will Adina Kapha Rubavu earlier about illative Allahu tekun fitna to infidelity all of a sudden, can we

01:54:09--> 01:54:22

go and look at them. They share one thing in common which is hatred and enmity against the Muslims. Regardless of their differences. They managed to unite themselves to face this thing they believe to be the enemy

01:54:23--> 01:54:37

to them, which is Islam. But unfortunately, this is not who we are. So therefore, I do believe it is not too late. We can start growing from the scratch

01:54:38--> 01:54:47

to build this unity upon the correct approach and the man hedge. And I believe if the Ummah is united is an ally as a virtual

01:54:48--> 01:54:56

liberating Philistine or Kashmir or any of the places will be very easy, but they already know who we are.

01:54:57--> 01:55:00

You know, they already know who we are. That's

01:55:00--> 01:55:02

sway, they don't care that much to do whatever they are doing.

01:55:03--> 01:55:07

So back to that, I guess the message inshallah reach

01:55:08--> 01:55:35

all of us back to that question, knowledge has to be placed into practice and action, then it will be in bear by that name that Allah subhanaw taala gave it have been wisdom, whatever you learn, you practice it. That's why the real enemy of those people, you know who hate Islam, the orientalist, and they're alike, is the Muslim who is practicing what he learned.

01:55:36--> 01:55:42

Get whatever you get from the scholars, you put into practice and action, and you're willing to stand for that.

01:55:44--> 01:55:45

To fight for

01:55:49--> 01:55:56

doing everything possible to make sure that Islam succeed, practicing that which you got from from the scholars.

01:55:57--> 01:56:14

So only when we do that, then our knowledge will be described us as wisdom. Otherwise without common knowledge is is useless. One of these policies were on even the old Mihaela Mullen more verbal mean probably a bad it was.

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You remember the person who is found in hell, even the people in hell? They were asking him they forgot what they are in, you know, they're asking him what's wrong with you what happened?

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And he tells him that I used to command you to do righteous things. But I didn't do that. And I used to ask you to stay away from evil things, but I, I do that.

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And the predecessor they superseded us in this manner. They learn little, but they always put this into practice and action. Remember Imam Muhammad, when he learned about the hijama, the prophets, Allah azza wa jal, and then he gave the hijab a certain amount of money, he basically called somebody also to do the hijab on him. And he also paid the same amount the prophets Allah sama paid that person

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and yes, we discussed this. So knowledge is wisdom. And for this to be manifested, you have to put into practice that which you which you have learned, and I guess in my previous speech, I talk about this in detail. Allah subhanaw taala grant is good into fee.

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question for Dr. Bilal. So there are certain people who seek knowledge, but they tend to belittle those who are lower in their knowledge. So the question is, basically, are people of knowledge supposed to act like this?

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I would say that it's not befitting

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for people of knowledge, or even people in general, to belittle others, because they have less knowledge than they have.

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It's common amongst people. And really, it's an expression of ignorance, not knowing any better. This is not the way of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam. He listened to everyone who came to him.

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he was the best example for us.

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definitely, it's not

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acceptable for one to look down and others.

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For any thing, really,

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you know, those people who are we're looking down on because of errors, etc.

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We all commit errors.

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We should look at ourselves first before we

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look down on others, because likely whatever we're looking down on others, for we have elements of the same thing within ourselves may not be exactly the same thing. But in other ways, and in other forms.

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We carry the same

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errors that they do, and that's the nature of human beings.

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khulumani Adam upon all of Adam's

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commit errors. This is the nature in which Allah has created us.

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Question for you.

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If a woman become a sister becomes pregnant, why she's studying

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Should she continue her studies? Or Should she drop out? Because she has to take care of kids? And there's a lot of other commitments that come along with it?

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Why do we ask these questions? Anyway?

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I used to have an up to date. Also, I have this opinion that

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made me believe that most of the sisters are wasting a lot of time.

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You know, from the time she conceived,

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we always believe that

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when you call the ups and downs and the difficulties and the hardships, he's facing this sickness, I have a different approach which says that this is not a sickness. It's just the nature of pregnancy loss, want to talk about this in the Quran that whenever pregnancy happens is happens. So you're going to be spending nine months in your life, and these nine month we know how assistant spending them and also try to understand me correctly, I'm not belittling the pain, recognizes the weight loss, what I mentioned, it is much more beyond the way we understand. She's the only one who can explain. But as far as all Hema is concerned, she should understand that these nine month, although

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if she's patient in sha Allah, Allah smarthost rewarding her for that. But there is always a way to combine, you know, between a lot of things that are beneficial to her knowledge has so many branches, there are things which she can do at that moment. And pretty sure, there are a lot of other things which she can do them even if she is lying down within her own capability. So those eight months, eight, eight month will be

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waste. You know, she posts the study and doesn't do anything, you know,

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until after them and then they should the child comes because we always say that yes, after the delivery, inshallah things are going to become better, and they won't. For any responsible woman, she knows that after the delivery of a child, this is also another dimension of, you know, hard working,

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because now she has a visitor, somebody who needs her time.

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And the vast majority of her time is going to be spent in taking care of him monitoring him. Good idea he wants, she wants to go and do this, he wants her to give him all that attention. So that's why my advice is for a sister who is in this situation not to stop anything, unless something which is beyond her capability. He's the only one who can analyze this and tell herself that yes, there is something I can do. I used to memorize two three pages of the book of Allah smart Allah every day. But with this suffering, I can't do that. Quran needs commitment. Any scholar who is teaching Quran will tell you that Quran needs commitment and this is the nature of every knowledge, it needs

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commitment, rather than stopping everything and telling your body that this at a time of rest and later on the body also will demand more than this, take a page take one eye unless there is something which you are doing to continue the process which insha Allah once everything goes down, you will be able to catch up to come back and make a link and continue moving. And Alhamdulillah nowadays, you know, we have learning from far distance, you know, she used to go to the classes physically, but now she can't handle most of the classes you have online, you know approach if she can't go rather than just not getting the class join the class online. Yeah, the taste is not the

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same. But as the scholars said, Marla you and Rocco Kulu later Pooja Lu, whatever, you cannot get the whole thing of it, try to grab whatever you can get. This is actually what wisdom is all about. I cannot get the whole thing. Let me get something unless I get something, you know, people used to send their children to go to the classes not for the sake of the knowledge itself. But just to sit with the scholars and learn the item and the tarbiyah.

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To get idea, yeah, I cannot focus in that place because of my condition. Open the link, listen to the class, try and get something wherever you can get Allah, it's my job to put balca in it. So what I'm trying to say is, assistants should be very smart, especially be very smart. Understand that this is a valuable part of your life, which is being taken away from you. This is part of us that our sisters are going to be in the situation for quite about a month. So I really advise sister to be very smart and the him to be very earlier, not to overburden yourself and do things which will put you into trouble but at the same time I do believe I do believe any system that listen to this

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In the light Allah she will be able to maintain everything she has been doing. Unless, you know a little bit of it, if she cannot take the whole field, may Allah subhanaw taala grant, as though he can make it easy for our sisters. And also, before I pass the mic back to us, please is my personal advisor I always mentioned to the sisters, that the need for hard working from a sister side

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or law is necessary. I believe any system that can sacrifice

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time, you know, to penetrate you know, this journey of study to be well qualified, because there are things which, you know, assisted might not be comfortable to ask me, but she will go and explain in detail to her to assist. You know, we used to have a lot of sisters who exceed

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any smart love from the time of the companions of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why can't we have the same thing you know, now, what exactly is going on, there is no place where it is stated that knowledge is only for, for the practice, as well as a lot some asset, better will enter for the button Allah, Muslims, you know, anyone will be the name of Islam is required to go and seek the knowledge. So understand this correctly, we have discipline to which we really need, you know, hardworking sisters to open the eyes and penetrate that journey to make sure that you block that further, that the Muslim you know, subhanAllah I've been attacked by the enemy through that area. I

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do believe this is jihad. And this is rebuilt. But we need seriousness and sincere you know, what equal behavior and also remove out of laziness, and Allah will Hema for us to see this good, you know, smile, or No, I think that I'm asking for last month like guaranteed good. Now, I

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just also add

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it think to a large degree, the sisters have been making great efforts, I see it in the International Open University, where of our top 10 students each semester, eight out of the top 10 will be women. So that means that mashallah they are striving and making more and more efforts, once this became accessible to them, you know, the knowledge

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normally was restricted for brothers because they're the ones who could go out from their homes and, and go to the circles etc. The sisters tended to be, you know, confined in their homes, for one reason or another, but Alhamdulillah with what Allah has made possible for them now access to knowledge, they have excelled. So, at the same time, we just like to add praise for the sisters, in their efforts to gain knowledge continue to study, in spite of the struggles that they have faced. Baraka Luffy come.

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On, I apologize to everyone, actually, we have to close now, because the technician is asking us to, you know, close the hall. So I really apologize that you know, we couldn't get the questions answered. But please, please do follow up with the classes that I mentioned earlier, where you can actually come and ask questions in person and if Dr. Bilal has any other programs, follow Dr. Bills page, the updates will be shared over there. So if there are any other programs, you can actually follow through that and inshallah you can ask your questions there. We have a token of appreciation for both our Messiah and I really, really appreciate Misha giving their time to us and it's very,

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very valuable to us as students, especially here and everyone else who's joined us so Inshallah, just make sure that everything that you learn today, you do implement it, you do share it, and you do make sure that you know you're taking it forward with Allah heeta Allah, so most inshallah you can invest the guest

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so, that will be it for today's event.

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So, Karen, and thank you so much for staying all the way till the end right? I really, really appreciate that. And Insha Allah, may Allah bless us all and put his foot in our lives

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it's been a wild man