Etiquette of Seeking Knowledge – #II

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The host of the Halacha discusses the importance of seeking knowledge and doing things for the sake of achieving, emphasizing the need for seeking guidance and learning from the Quran to deal with issues. They stress the importance of finding one's own truth and not canceling any program. The speakers provide information on websites and programs available online, emphasizing the need for good company and good knowledge to make a difference. The importance of humility, listening to people, and prioritizing one's time is also emphasized.

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when you are Herati your brothers and sisters, tonight we will continue inshallah with our topic and we will be talking tonight in sha Allah about the etiquettes of seeking knowledge, I've chosen some etiquettes not all of them. What I thought that they are very important that everyone needs them or we need them these days.

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But if you think there are some other etiquettes that I missed in the Halacha, you can remind me at the end of the Halacha we can talk about them Shala or say something about them.

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So some rhythm I have written books about the etiquettes of seeking knowledge. But in this halacha is a short program we'll talk about few of them in sha Allah. And we'll start with the most important one, which is sincerity, Allah class, it is something that all their own start with, when they write their books, when they talk about the importance of seeking knowledge, the importance of doing things for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala are doing a by that, they talk about the loss or the importance of a class. And he said the loss is basically is the act of purifying one's intention

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for the sole

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purpose or for the sake of the sole purpose of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala

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is the act of or the process of purifying one's intention for the sake of the sole purpose, the only one purpose of pleasing Allah Subhana Allah because Allah subhanho wa Taala does not accept association with others when it comes to performing the acts of riba that

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if someone does something for the sake of Allah and for something else, Allah will not accepted. Allah will reject his his act.

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And that's why Rasul Allah Azza wa sallam said enamel Amell will be new yet, in MLMs will be near to our D depends on the nature of our intention.

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And the student of knowledge has no other path, he has no other path other than following or aiming to seek the pleasure of Allah subhanho wa taala. And here after

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time, and

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the love the family said, the love of, you know, standing out among peers and classmates.

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It's a disease that has to be repressed that has to be dealt with.

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There are many a hadith, in which Rasulullah sallallahu has talked about the importance of this loss. In this process of seeking knowledge one of them he said, as Allah says enemy said, Whoever seeks knowledge, in order to compete with the scholars compete with other people, or to prove himself superior to the ignorant or to make the people look up to him. Allah will cause him to enter fire. This hadith was collected by Imam necessity some other rule Amma, even the most to me the this hadith is not really strong.

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Some, it is one of the Hadees that was rejected by many scholars, they said it's weak. But there are some scholars who said it is so here

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but the meaning is true. And it is confirmed by other ahaadeeth like the one that is mentioned here in Sahih Muslim and this is a Hadith that Rasulullah Salah mentioned about three people

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and they are the first three people whom Allah subhanaw taala will pass judgment on the day of judgment.

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And this hadith in Sahih Muslim was collected by an imam Narrated by Abu Hurayrah the Allahu Anhu in some versions, they said that Abu Huraira whenever he whenever talks, whenever he talks about this hadith, he would faint

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and then he would wake up again

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and talk about the content of this hadith. So in this hadith, Abu Hurayrah said everything from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that the first of the people whom judgment will be passed on the day of judgment.

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He said, on the Day of Judgment will be a man who was martyred.

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And then he will be brought to Allah in front of Allah. And Allah subhanho wa Taala will remind him of his blessings and His bounties and then the man will recognize them, he will acknowledge them. Then Allah subhanaw taala will ask him, What did you do with them? So, he will say that I fought for your sake, until I was martyred.

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Then also then Allah subhanaw taala will tell him all the Day of Judgment kept

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kept when nama cartel tell you a Call of Duty yukoners shisha, you have fought so that it would be said, You are brave or He's a brave and it was said, for Mr. Ravi for Tsukuba, Allah was he filthy efinor. So he said, he continued in the Hadith, he ordered him to be dragged on his face, and then thrown into the hellfire.

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This is the first one, the one who fought in the sake of Allah what appealed, was happy that it was for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala it appeared in front of people in the eyes of people that he's doing it for the sake of Allah. The second one, he is a man who got knowledge. Allah bless him with knowledge, and he taught it people and recite was able to recite the Quran. There now he will be brought in front of Allah subhanaw taala Allah will ask him, the same old he will remind him about His bounties and his blessings. And when he would acknowledge them, then Allah subhanaw taala will ask him to say question, what did you do with them? He will say I learned knowledge and he taught it

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to people and recite the Quran for your sake, he will say corrupt, you are lying.

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You did what you did. So it would be said that he is knowledgeable. He's a scholar will only be here for sahibidir was evolved to be null. So he ordered him to be dragged on his face, and he will be thrown in the hellfire.

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And the third man was a man whom Allah subhanho wa Taala provided or granted him all kinds of wealth, could let us know female chemica Allah rasool Allah azza wa jal

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and then he wrote in front of Allah subhanaw taala, Allah will remind him of His bounties and he will recognize them, then he will say, why did you What did you do with them,

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he will say I will, I did not leave any way.

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Any way you love, wealth would be spent in it except that I spend it for your sake. And he will say kept you, you are lying. You spend your wealth, so it would be sad that he's generous.

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And then he will be

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ordered to be dragged on his face and thrown into the hellfire. This hadith is very strong. It's very strong, and it is a strong warning. This warning applies to everyone who is involved in doing any Islamic work or doing an act of a bother, no one is saved from this hadith. These three people are mentioned here.

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Because it seems or it seemed in this dunya that they have done a great activity by others you had teaching people and giving sadaqa right and left.

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But it applies to everyone who does things for the sake of other people, for the sake of public estimation, to earn some fame

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and there is a risk. There is a risk with everything we do in this life. Risk is associated with anything we do in this life.

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Now and as I said the hadith is very graphic. The hadith is very strong. But when I think about this if and this hadith

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you know I believe that you know this is the way of course this is the way rasool Allah Salam O Allah subhanho wa Taala explain to people what will happen to them. Allah subhanaw taala was clear he did not leave anything vague. Was it clear there in his message of the prophets and messengers is very clear that on the Day of Judgment,

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people will be divided into two groups. And one group will be in gender the second group will be in hellfire and Allah told us what

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It will happen to those in hellfire. And he gave us some details. And also Allah is SLM is giving us some details here, for the sake of what? For the sake of giving mercyhealth explaining to people this is what is waiting for you.

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And this is more beneficial.

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more beneficial if if we were told that no, there will be punishment of hellfire waiting for you if you disobey Allah. And no explanation is given to us. Think about two people whom you ask for instructions. You are traveling, you're traveling taking a path, you don't know you're from a different city. You don't have a map. And you ask two people about directions. One of them is it Oh, it's easy. You just gonna go from here, take a ride and then walk for maybe half a kilometer ruler and you find it in your right side with no explanation. And then you go there and you're lost because he didn't give you the right direction.

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But you meet someone else and he will give you every single detail. Give you the names of the streets, the names of the roads and everything and the number of the building until you find yourself in front of this building, whom you appreciate more. You appreciate the second one.

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You will be thankful to him because he made your life easy. He told you about every single detail until you made it to your destination. This is what Allah subhanaw taala will allow him method will Allah And to Allah belongs to the highest example.

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This is what Allah subhanaw taala is doing in the Quran. There are some ideas that are very strong,

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very strong talking about even people of hellfire drinking from pass you know what is pass?

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very graphic, very strong message that passes the this

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x charge coming from wounds if someone is wounded in this yellow exchange right. So Allah subhanaw taala told us this and saw that he saw it another Hanuman who have Asaka

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a serratus. Hamid is gold, very hot water and the syrup is this price. These are details given to people so they know what is waiting for them. So Allah Azza Selim here is sending strong message to people about a class about seeking the pleasure of Allah subhanaw taala and seek knowledge now but we have to have a balanced view we have to have because there are some people who go to extremes when they hear this hadith and if they said they stay home to tell you the truth. And this is a weakness. This is something that Allah subhanaw taala doesn't want you to do.

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This is what shaytan wants you to do. So I'm not I'm not sure about my Nia.

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I'm not sure about my class. So I'm not going to give a hotbar I'm not going to do a Halaqa

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I'm not going to do anything, I'll stay home because I am not sure about my near where is most your head, you are being tested.

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Allah subhanaw taala wants you to be to be strong. A strong movement to deal with this issue is the fitna of shaitan head on to deal with it face to face.

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And this is the the behavior of the true believer and this is the path of prophets and messengers and greater Olam. They don't stay away.

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And that's why I say Sophia and a theory. He said matters to Shay and Asha Diana yemenia The Sofia theory is a great scholar

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is great scholar Abu Hanifa got knowledge from from Sophia Anna theory. I'm delighted to work many great scholars learned from Sofia theory, he used to be called at his time and you will make meaningful Hadith difference of the believers. And Hadith many great scholars of Hadith got knowledge from Sophia and authority and yet he's saying the most difficult thing I dealt with in my life is my intention.

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The most difficult thing I dealt with in my life is my intention.

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Now what should we do? When we are involved in that role work? Were reciting Quran

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we are learning the Quran can I say tomorrow this Sunday methylene I'm not going to meet your heart and I don't want to learn from Quran

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because I'm concerned about my Nia I'm not sure about my intention and you stay a Jahad you stay an ignorant person and you don't know how to recite Quran. If people don't find it, hmm And then you lead them with the

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You lead the salaat you will be making big mistakes, major mistakes in your recitation, you cannot do that.

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So the only option for you and for me and for everyone is to seek knowledge. But we have to do few things. Number one, you have to hate to have to watch for our inner thoughts.

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So it's an something that is inside going on your mind. In your in your heart, you check your heart, you check your desires, your thoughts, what are you doing? And this is the behavior of a true believers they always check their near their intention, are they doing it for the sake of Allah Subhana Allah? This is your most shahada last Friday, Allah said, well, arena Yeah, how do you feel Fina? Lana Deanna home saguna. So number one, after you feel if you feel that you have this problem, you should hate those feelings. You don't want to do things for the sake other than the sake of Allah subhanho wa taala.

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You don't want to donate in front of people looking for public estimation, or looking for fame, or for praise. You do want this you don't want to go hash to make hash and come back with a title. And you are happy when people call you Haji or hash. And if you don't call you call your Haji then you are upset. No, you don't want to do that because you don't care about that. You care about the reward that has entered the Azure. So you should hate those feelings. This is number one. Number two, you should seek Allah's refuge. You seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from committing shirk because react showing off

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is an act of shirk. But it is not a major shake. It is a minor shake. And also Allah as SLM taught us a dua there is a cue for everything. Yeah, one in the Quran in the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah assassin. So Allah says salam said, if you have this problem, you're facing this problem. You always say a Dr. Beautiful Duran Allah subhanaw taala will protect you from this problem. Allahumma inni rubrica and oshi Rika Bica were an alum. What are some federal columella alum, this is beautiful dua you say it in every Salaat especially if you are involved in our helping in a masjid. Even if you are not giving Halaqaat but you are a member of a board. You are a trustee.

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You are the Emir of a group you are in charge of a Muslim organization. You are doing anything for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala you should always say this dua in your Salat Allahumma inni RubyConf Sharika Beco an alum with a severe vocal, Imola alum, who Allah I take refuge in you less they should commit share with you knowingly, and I seek refuge or forgiveness for what I do, unknowingly. So this is number two, this is the second step and the third step is do not cancel any of our program. Do not give up seeking knowledge. Do not stop if you want to pray,

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do due to work as method. Whether you are sitting down with a group of people,

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and it's morning time, 10 o'clock or nine o'clock. And then you got an idea you want to pray Salah to Doha, you should stand up and pray shaitan will tell you how you're doing RIA showing golfer, try to,

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to you know to earn some praise from people some fame that you you praise a lot of Doha and everything shaytan might strive to stop you do it, go and do it. And ask Allah subhanaw taala to help you purify your intention. This is how you should deal with it. Don't give up because this is what shaitan wants you he wants you to stay home, don't do anything, don't get involved in anything. And then you will lose a lot of reward. You will be one of the losers because Allah subhanaw taala said Lilina Amma know where I'm in Saudi hat. And one of I'm in Saudi hat is seeking knowledge is praying is helping other Muslims doing their work doing anything for the sake of Allah subhanaw

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taala support giving support to the masjid

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being involved in Muslim schools. So these are our mana Saudi has ill Adina Ave

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he didn't say and stayed in their houses No. Well I'm in Saudi height what our soul will help we advise each other with exalt each other to abide by the truth

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whatever so we sever the advice each other admonish each other to be patient.

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I said that many rules face this problem. Some of them said polyphenylene Mulleavy left forever in your corner.

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Allah. So they said we sought knowledge for other than Allah sake.

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But he refused. He refused that it be for anything other than Him. So this is one explanation the other explanation that the enemy itself refused to be dedicated for something else besides Allah. This statement has to explanation to Alagna, Linnemann de la these are great scholars making this statement when we started looking for knowledge sitting in Halaqaat and listening to Messiah, our Nia was not cute was not was not for the sake of Allah subhana wa ala for something else forever in any Hakuna Illa. So he said he refused the first explanation Allah refused. Allah is used that it would be for anything other than Him. Subhana wa Taala the other explanation, knowledge itself

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refused to be dedicated for something else besides Allah. So how do we understand the second part second explanation, that when these ruler map the scholars or students knowledge, they knew about the importance of a class, they start to working on their Nia, in the beginning, when he came when they started seeking knowledge, they were not really serious about it. Oh, let's go to listen to this chase. Listen to this. It's kind of entertainment, kind of entertainment. But then when they started coming and listening to the Hadith, and we knew about the importance of a class, and then now they said, Oh, the Meritor is very dangerous, is very serious, and they start working on their

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class on their Nia, you can be shahada until Allah Subhana Allah bless them with knowledge, bless them with them, bless them with many good qualities, and many of them are Imams, they are our Imams. When we mentioned their names, we say Rahim Allah, and we love them for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and we are supposed to make dua to them.

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Among them, as I said, Sophia Anna 30 Rahmatullah Ali.

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The second,

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quality is patience.

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So we talked about sincerity. Second one is patience. And patience means the capacity to endure hardship or difficulty or inconvenience without any complaint. This is the definition of patience. And it also means calmness, self control, and forbearance, and it is one of the highest qualities of the believers, one of the highest qualities of the true believers, one of the qualities of the prophets and the messengers, because they face their people, they face corruption in their communities. And they needed this high quality, this beautiful quality of patients. And I mentioned now just I mentioned a few minutes, so that alasa

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while Asri in the in Santa Fe hosted Allah saying, by the time a man is in loss, or every man is in loss, so everyone will be a loser on the Day of Judgment except those who believed, performed righteous deeds, and exalt each other to abide by the truth and admonish each other to be patient. So it is not enough to be patient, we have to remind the rest of the believers about patience, and it is an essential ingredient. You know, patience is an exciting essential ingredients in the process of seeking knowledge. Without patience, we will lose the desire to drive method or travel to attend the Halacha or attend the program, or meet someone who is knowledgeable. And without also

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these patients, we will lose the ability to read books to listen to halacha to tapes. So we need basically we need patience with every step with every step in this in this process. And there are three steps three important steps I'll mention them here. The first step is you need patience before you start seeking knowledge. And you need a second step you need it while you are involved in seeking knowledge. And the last one, you need patience after you accumulate some knowledge.

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And every kind of patience is different. Now before before you seek knowledge at this stage, you will have to make choices. You'll have to pick and select

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should they go and attend the Halaqa or attend the program or watch a movie. So you have to make a choice. You have to select now,

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should I go visit my cousin and play with him some electronic games or stay home? Memorize one page of the Quran? Memorize a hadith or two

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To read an Islamic book or any other beneficial book, we will talk about the other types of knowledge too. We shouldn't ignore them too.

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Because when we talk about the importance of Islamic knowledge, we don't mean that you have to ignore the other subjects. Because they are important we said some of them are fourth Keifa first Kiva that means it's an obligation of the Muslim ummah, to acquire certain types of knowledge.

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But Allah Subhana Allah and His Messenger, usually when we praise knowledge, they're talking about Sharia knowledge. But it doesn't mean that the other types of knowledge are not needed.

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Because we'll talk about the other issues too inshallah.

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Now, here at this stage, you will be making choices. And every choice you make in your life will affect your future.

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Your affect your career, your relationship with Allah subhanho wa taala. If you choose to watch a movie,

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and not to go to a holiday, you might miss a beautiful dua, these two are might save your life in the future. If you know this dua, you might use it in a difficult situation to situation and Allah subhanaw taala will help you with this dua.

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You might miss an important Hadith or I am because you have you have made another decision to watch a movie. This is one

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you know, one stage and the and the other one you think about it the other. You know choices are attractive, and they are appealing to our senses. But seeking knowledge is the most noble acts in the sight of Allah subhanho wa Taala because it is the inheritance of prophets and messengers. Think about it. It's a great honor to inherit what the prophets and messengers have left for this ummah.

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Number two, you need it while you are seeking knowledge. While you are involved in the process, you decided to go to a program, but the speaker's style is not very motivating, is not attractive.

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So you get bored or the subject is dry, need a lot of patience to study this subject. I got many people approached me in the last couple of years about establishing a HELOC or doing a halacha to teach them Arabic language.

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And then after two weeks, or three weeks, they will tell me I didn't find some other people who would like to come with me. I don't know I have other things to do. They're not serious about it. And I know Arabic is not attractive. It's not motivational, because many people they come to these days to the Halaqaat to be entertained.

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That's why you ask them after the Halacha What did you learn? It was an amazing speech. While wonderful, what did you learn? Did you memorize a hadith or IRA?

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Ah yes, I mentioned that hadith where Sahaba he did this and this and this and that. And after two weeks the Hadith itself is gone. And, and nothing is left. Because we're not serious about it. We reduced to ourselves to a generation who is entertained by by attending Halaqaat and programs.

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Or you go to Halaqa or program and you have to deal with people who are rude sometimes you don't have good manners.

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You ask a question and they start laughing oh my god, and you don't like it? And you think that they're laughing about you?

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And they say I'm not going to go to this program anymore. He really needs patients.

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You shouldn't care about other people when they think about you. If you believe that you are doing something great. Doing something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala

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it is it is highly recommended highly praised in the Quran and the Sunnah. Why do you care about what other people how they think about you?

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And I am talking about the issues. I didn't get these issues from books based on experience

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based on experience, one time we were doing a program about Ramadan a guy was very excited about this program. He came for the first halacha day and if the Halacha has question everyone starts laughing especially young people and he was in it he was

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a senior brother and he didn't show up after that.

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He was very excited taking notes he wanted to come attended haha but because I saw his reaction when people started laughing when they started laughing I saw his reaction His face became red and he was embarrassed.

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here you need patience. The third stage you need it after you accumulate some knowledge you learn some Hadith some ayat Now, here there are things

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that you need to avoid,

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you need to learn some Sharia and rulings. You read the book, you read an article here you need to have some patience number one, do not jump into conclusions.

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One article about a specific subject might not be enough for you to take stand on that specific sand subject or to take a position on that specific subject. One article could be might might not be enough. So might need to read other articles and other books. I look at other opinions

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do not share into or rush into sharing this knowledge. Unless you are sure that you are sharing something solid, something well established or agreed upon.

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Wallahi I keep getting garbage in my mail in my inbox, in my in my email

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Wallahi on almost on a daily basis. There is a guy I sent him two emails please fear Allah, there is nothing there is no proof there is no proof that is supporting what you are sending. You have to send the because you have to tell other people like today I got an email about the virtues and the excellence of it. Kusi I was shocked when I read the email. I was shocked. One of the one of the things it says that if you read I ethicacy after every Salah Allah Himself will take care of taking your soul when you pass away.

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Stuff for Allah.

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Allah himself not Melaka remote. Okay, where is no Hadith no higher. And this presentation power presentation is full of these claims. Any proof of people sending and forwarding this message is beautiful, amazing presentation about ethicacy No, yeah, he don't share this knowledge until you are sure that you are sending something that is at least agreed upon or well established. Everyone knows about it. Famous Hadith or Mytho. You see that it's in Bukhari, and Muslim with a number there and you fight method, the number How does Hamdulillah you can share it you can send it to other people.

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So this is number two. So you need to be patient here you got some knowledge you want to you're excited you want to share it with other people. No, take your time. Take your time. Number three Do not rush into issuing fire towers without knowledge. Because there are some people they learn a hadith or two and then Masha Allah He becomes Sharath Islam.

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And he becomes

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saying this is haram and this is halal. You're not allowed brother to do that. You know, it's haram and Fatah was Wallah, some people. Sometimes they go to Hajj they make husband, we think that they became early on just by making hash. And so other people they think this way that he wants to hash, he became an island. This is something that happened here in this city. Here, one guy he wants to hash. And after he came back, a family member had a problem with his wife. And then he went and asked him, this guy he didn't study. He's an ignorant person. Yeah, he is. I'm behind me. Yeah, maybe he doesn't know how to write his name.

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Wallahi this was I am serious about it. I know this person.

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And I'm saying this. I'm not mentioning any name handler I will never mention names. But I mentioning these things, the stories we want to benefit from them for the Ebro, not to make fun of other people. But this guy is is I believe maybe he didn't go to school. And after he came back to hash, he went his family members went to him asking him about a very sensitive issue that happened between him and his wife. Of course, he gave him the wrong fatwa.

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And then after he found out that it was wrong, he said, How come you went to Hajj and you're giving me this Fadwa?

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And I don't know who is now

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who is who is committing a mistake? The person who asked her the person who answered him without knowledge. Why do you complain about someone who just wants to hazards and obligation everyone has to go to house doesn't mean that he studied there in Makkah and Medina, you just want to hash it in study.

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So, do not rush into issuing fire towers without knowledge

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or lecture people about what you learn, avoid useless empty discussions,

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useless, empty discussions.

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And there are some discussions that have no no benefit at all. Can you have a discussion about something that is not practical, does not benefit you in your aqidah does not help you in your salon doesn't help you in your cat? Something that is

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Part of knowledge, but it's not really necessary if you don't know it. It's not important. I mean, you don't miss something important. It does not affect your deen. So avoid any having these kinds of discussions that are not beneficial. Exercise some self control, and discipline. If you disagree with someone, you disagree with someone, do not hate him.

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Do not hate him. Do not take it personal. Don't make an association between a first opinion and your dignity, Your Honor, Your status in the community. If you adopt an opinion, affect his opinion, it's not your opinion. You did not make this Sharia ruling. It was made by other scholars. So why take it personally, if someone had another opinion,

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I don't see a point here. Because sometimes some people will discuss this

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fake issues or they are faced with another opinion. Their faces become red, and they become very angry. And they raise their voices. And they are very rude to their brothers and sisters in the community. This is something that is happening. Are we given a say hi to someone who doesn't listen to you become upset? I didn't listen, okay. That's his business, then he will, he will deal with it on the Day of Judgment, Allah subhanaw taala will deal with him you did your part, don't take it personal.

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Time number three, this is patience. We talked about patience. This is that was number two, the second quality the third quality is humbleness.

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The quality of humbleness is marked by modesty in behavior and attitude. This is what the people who defined you know, humbleness he said it is the ability to curtail or destroy your pride the pride of your neffs the ability to crush your ego

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and the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said telethon oxy more Allah Hina telethon oxy Murali Hina Myrna pasa Milan means sadaqa Mirza the Allahu Abdon behalf when in their isaa women tava Allah Allah Hara hula this hadith is

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classified as Sahib I remember him a jacket. And this same hadith is recorded in Imam Muslim in Sahih Muslim with a different with a slight difference the different wordings that Allah says elements A Muslim is did not say oh the Hadith in the Hadith was collected by say by Muslim did not say fell if an oxymoron oxymoron a hidden the three monitors. I swear by Allah upon them I swear by Allah upon three monitors. This part is not mentioned in Sahih Muslim but it's mentioned in here in this hadith, but the content of the hadith is the same. So he said in this hadith, that wealth is never decreased through sadaqa you give sadaqa Rasul Allah says me swearing by Allah that your work

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will not be decreased. You get $500 you give $1,000 for the sake of Allah you will work with will never be decreased. That means Allah Subhana Allah will increase your wealth. You didn't lose anything and you get your reward. The second one he said Allah will always honor the status of the one who forgives others. There are people Masha Allah who forgive others they like to forgive the love to forgive if someone commits a mistake or hurt them by anything. Mashallah, they are easygoing, but there are people mashallah, they're very tough. I will never forgive you.

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But Allah if you forgive people, Allah subhanaw taala will honor your status in dunya and an affair and this is what Rasul Allah says Selim is making an oath, he's making an oath by Allah that Allah Subhan Allah will always honor the person who like to, who likes to forgive other people. And the second part of the last part, he said, No one humbles himself for Allah except that ALLAH will raise him, will exalt Him in ranks ALLAH SubhanA, Allah will exalt his status, no one humbles himself for Allah. So if you are asked to do something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala and you feel that, Oh, you shouldn't you shouldn't be doing this. It's not befitting that you do this, but it's

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something good Allah subhanaw taala likes it. So you do it and you humble yourself for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala method is seeking knowledge from someone who is younger than you.

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This is an act of humbleness. You find someone who is 19 years old, Mashallah. He's a scholar. He's and you go and sit down in front of him and ask him about the Hadith. There is a great prophet who did something like that who is he in the Quran?

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Musa Ali salaam Masha Allah, that's beautiful Musa Ali salah. All the aroma he said he's better he is greater in the

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sight of Allah subhanaw taala another 11 We're talking about even earlier man not sure if he's a prophet or not the most correct view that he's a prophet, but we're not sure is not something that is well established.

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But by agreement, all the owner may agree that Musa is better than Ill fitted by he weren't looking for him. However, he was told that there is someone who had some knowledge that you don't have. So he went and he traveled with his students. And Allah subhanaw taala gave him a sign when you gotta find this man. He said, Take a fish with you and they share with this fish goes into the sea, then you will find this Manny he found him and then he was very patient Musa Allison and this man was tough with him. He said, No, you don't come with me. And then if you come with me, you have to be patient. So his language was very tough with Musa Alison Musa was I'll be patient. It was not really

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patient, Musa Ali Salam, this was Rasulillah Salam said, but this is a an a kind of patience, kind of another act of it's a great act of humbleness, coming from Musa alayhis salam

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why Musa was not patient because you know, in his in front of him, things were happening, things that are not accepted in Sharia, right? You go to travel with people in their ship, and then you you break, you make a hole in the ship. It's obvious. I mean, if anyone would see you will say you're doing something wrong. Everyone will sink, everyone will die, killing a boy. So this is something that it is very difficult. So Musa alayhis salam has his own excuse not to be patient, if we want to use this language, we have to use it with some reservations, because he's a prophet of Allah subhanaw taala should have added an etiquettes with prophets and messengers. But he it's a great act

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of humbleness. He was very humble. He looked for this man, he met him. And he asked him to teach him the knowledge that he didn't have at the time.

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what of the qualities of scholars true scholars is that whenever they learn something,

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new the increase in humbleness, it's like a tree. The more this tree is loaded with the fruit, its branches will will go lower right. But if the tree is empty, it has no fruits. The branches will be going higher. So it's like an Motek bear. They said then moussaka bear kappa coulomb Allah fie samosa, Wolfie, our uniqueness. The one who is arrogant is like a bird, the more it goes higher, higher higher in the sky, it will become what small in the eyes of people. And this is the arrogant, this is the example of the arrogant person

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whenever he acts in this way. And he's he's arrogant, and he's treats people with arrogance. And he does not respect to, you know, he doesn't show respect to other people, he will look smaller and smaller and smaller in the eyes of other people they will look at, they will have a bad opinion about him. And no one will like to be around this person. No one would like to deal with this person is arrogance. I don't want to deal with him. He's arrogant.

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So that is not the quality of the people offend.

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They realize that they are. So they learn something new, that means they were ignorant before they know about it. So they realize their ignorance, and that it is impossible for them to encompass all branches of knowledge. And this is true. If you are good at Hadith, maybe you're not good at fake.

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If you are excellent in the interfere in the knowledge of TFC. Maybe you're not good at Hadith, you need someone else to help you with the aim of Hadith. So it's very tough for one scholar to encompass or to be excellent, or to excel in all branches of knowledge. So we always need the help of other people.

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There are some simple ways to increase humbleness in our life. So we talk about the problem tonight and we talk about the solution. We don't talk about the problem is this what we used to do, we always talk about clubs, but what to do if you are faced with problems with bad feelings with desires of you know, standing out among your peers and you have this problem how to deal with it. So we mentioned three steps, right? What are the three steps who can remind me of the three steps if

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we want to talk about intention, we said there are three steps that we used to we have to do when we deal with this problem. The first one

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you have to hate these feelings. You're not happy you're not satisfied with the second one

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You do do it all the time asking us to help you with Atlas, la manera, Ludovica and Oceanica were anonymous stuff locally matter. And the third step is shaytan tells you don't go to the masjid because you will be showing off. Don't do this halacha you will be showing off. What do you do? You do it don't cancel program. Don't stop going to the masjid. Don't if you want to recite recite the Quran, or walk on your in front of people but work on your necklace. So these are the solution now humbleness the early days. He said thanks others build a habit of thanking other people, thanking other people This will increase your quality of humbleness in your in your personality. Allah

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subhanaw taala said Rasulillah Salam said Malays coronet slash Corolla the one who does not think other people will not be thankful to Allah, whenever they do something good. We help you with something just Calaca I think Baraka lofi without the help of your help after the help of Allah, we won't we will not be able to achieve what we achieved today. So try to thank people all the time. Number two, they said redirect praise directed so if the praise you always redirect praise to the people who change you, who helped you, who will patient with you, who support you in any way. So don't always tray the credit to yourself. I did it. I did it I was able to do it. Always if you say

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I was able to do something with the Tofik of Allah with the help of Allah so river you refer everything to Allah subhanaw taala and that's why some Sahaba said Can original Dominus having the visa Salam he the Zucchi accom

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the Sahaba that was their habit. Allahu Mala to have me be Mayor Kowloon, were fairly mele Kalamoon Yanni the Sahaba if they are praised, they would say Oh Allah, you know take me to account because of what they are saying about me. Because of what they say about me Oh Allah take me I don't like it. They are praising me but it's not you have no control over it. Sometimes people come to your face and say oh, mashallah did a good job. But you didn't ask them to praise you right? So the Sahaba is that they used to make this dua Oh Allah do not take me to account because of what they say about me. And forgive me what they are not aware of. We're fairly mele animal. I have mistakes I

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have sins have shortcomings. Forgive me because they don't know people don't know about my mistakes. So forgive me for what they don't know. Some other Sahaba like Abu Bakr used to say Allahu machesney as enemy may have known will add to his knee we may have Kulu will fill the man on the moon well let me be my a poodle so two different versions of this dua number three Do not try to be right all the time.

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It's okay to make a mistake. It's okay if someone else is right and you made a mistake about a masala Don't be don't try to be right all the time. Humble humble people do not try to outdo other people all the time try to show that they are good or prove themselves

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all the time and they have when especially when they have discussion. Do not be first give others chance to do things before you if you are having a meeting. It's not necessarily that you start talking give chance to people listen to what they say you might benefit from someone else. He might have a good idea a smarter idea.

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So we will inshallah extend just to this halacha by five minutes to finish this program tonight. Very quickly Inshallah, because there are some important points here. The only man said listen more than you speak Allah subhanaw taala has given you two ears and one mouth, just one mouth, two ears. So you should listen more than you speak. Don't judge others don't pass judgments. And we have to have a balance here because there there are that there are things happening in our communities that we need to say something about them this is haram This is better. But don't try to

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any don't have this judgmental mentality. Don't try to try to avoid it. Especially when you are not when you don't know people on what you would do you don't know their background, why they are doing what they did what you know what do you know when you have not when you don't have enough information about other people don't jump into judging them or passing judgment upon other people. Rule MIT said you need to develop strong desire for seeking knowledge. You have to have high aspirations and strong drive to accumulate the

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knowledge so don't be satisfied with a small amount of knowledge. If you have the ability to memorize the Quran yeah he memorized it. Wallah. Everything is available to you to these days. Even if you don't have the ability to come to the masjid, we are there are some websites some programs that are available online, some shoe they can give you an ijazah with a senator Rasulullah SASL you go to a Jazza is just a way the Senate Senate a chain of narration to Rasulullah online you talk to the chef or mine is a ship from Egypt from Al Azhar highly qualified teaching you with money, but you can do it the point is you can do it everything is available nowadays.

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Number five, I mentioned having higher respiration number five moderation Larry fratta Aleta fried, you stay within reasonable limits. So when we say moderation we have to avoid extreme views.

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So if we say method and we follow the Quran and Sunnah, it does mean it does not mean that we do not show respect to the other people the other ruler who disagree with you, or might be following a different ideology. Or it doesn't mean that we don't show respect to our greater ruler, who established the mazahub the former that when we say the Quran and Sunnah, we still show respect to Imam Malik, Abu Hanifa, Shafi, Ahmed and all the other great scholars who have benefited this ummah, ALLAH SubhanA, Allah has blessed them with knowledge, and Allah subhanaw taala bless their, you know, their work and their efforts. They have left books they have left to students, they spent

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their whole life seeking knowledge and teaching people knowledge to other people. And you come in the 21st century, a young person, you learned a hadith or two, and you say I disagree with Abu Hanifa. And you don't say even Rahim Allah. No, no, no, that's not the attitude of the seeker of knowledge. That's not the attitude of Allah LLM, the respect the respect the people of Nash. So we should have moderation. Also, when we talk about beta and Sunnah, you know, we have to do it in a moderate way.

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Whenever you have a need, you cannot label someone with data. Whenever you see something that you don't understand, who you don't have knowledge of maybe you don't know, he's doing something good. He's doing the right thing. But you don't have that knowledge. And you jump into conclusion and label him with a bit out No, take your time. Take your time. Number six time management you need it, it is highly needed. And time management was defined as is as the act of planning.

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An exercise a conscience control over the amount of the time spent on a specific activity or specific activities. You have to know your priorities III believe this is the inheritance of the Prophets and Messengers. This is a great act of EVA, seeking knowledge for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala. To great honor to study the book of Allah, great honor to study the hadith of Rasulullah. Selim, then it should be wonderful priorities right? And if it is one of your priorities, when the time you dedicate learning the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala should be more than the time you

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dedicate to watch TV or surf the net or watch the news or play, do sports activities with your friends. And then classmates acting upon knowledge. This is something that you know, it should be explained well explained in a different maybe speech inshallah we don't have time to talk about it. And the last one I have chosen tonight is good company. You have to surround yourself with good company. You don't don't don't spend your time with those who tell you, there is no benefit in going to the masjid. There is nothing beneficial and going to the Halaqaat you're just wasting your time because we have I have heard of people say saying this to their friends and their you know

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classmates and they're going there, what are you doing in the masjid? Wasting your time.

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And we have people Hamdulillah this is the difference who people the difference people between the scholars who are whom Allah Subhana Allah has blessed with a great amount of knowledge and the left a legacy behind and between those who went with them. Like think about Albanian, those great scholarship, embarrassment. They mean many scholars, whom Allah subhanaw taala is blessed with a great amount of knowledge and the the left a legacy behind. They had classmates they had peers who used to go to the Halaqaat with where are they? We don't know them because they didn't have the same level of aspiration. I'm not saying I'm talking about a class because class is something that Allah

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subhanaw taala knows about.

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But high aspiration time management. So here it makes those things make a difference, make a difference. So if you think that knowledge is

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priority, you should spend more time seeking knowledge. She has a Kamala Harris Baraka low Fico.