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Etiquette Of Seeking Knowledge – Part 2
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Juan iwasawa t dear brothers and sisters, tonight we will continue inshallah with our topic and we will be talking tonight inshallah, about the etiquettes of seeking knowledge, I have 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.
But if you think there are some other etiquettes that I missed in the halaqa, you can remind me at the end of the halaqa we can talk about them shala or say something about them.
So some Rama have written books about the etiquettes of seeking knowledge. But in this halaqaat is a short program we'll talk about few of them in Sharla.
And we'll start with the most important one, which is sincerity. Plus it is something that all the owner 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 class or the importance of a class. And he said a class is basically is the act of purifying one's intention,
for the sole
purpose or for the sake of the sole purpose of pleasing Allah subhanho wa Taala
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 wa, because Allah subhanho wa Taala does not accept association with others, when it comes to performing the acts of rebirth that
if someone does something for the sake of Allah and for something else, Allah will not accepted. Allah will reject his his act.
And that's why Rasulullah Salim said in mlms have been yet in MLM Albania. So our D depends on the nature of our intention.
And the students 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
the love the remedy said, the love of, you know, standing out among peers and classmates.
It's a disease that has to be repressed that has to be dealt with.
There are many a Hadith, in which Rasulullah saw Selim has talked about the importance of the class. In this process of seeking knowledge one of them he said, some law 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 a member say some other lemma minimiser tirmidhi. This Hadith is not really strong.
Some, it is one of the Hadees that was rejected by many scholars who said it's weak. But there are some scholars who said it is so here
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 Rasul Allah says Allah mentioned about three people
and they are the first three people whom Allah subhanaw taala will pass judgment on the Day of Judgment.
And this hadith in Sahih, Muslim was collected by a man narrated by before I wrote the allow I know, in some versions, they said that Abu hurayrah whenever he whenever he talks, whenever he talks about this Hadith, he would faint
and then he would wake up again
Talk about the content of this hadith. So in this Hadith, Abu hurayrah said narrating from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam, that the first of the people who judgment will be passed on the Day of Judgment.
He said, on the day of judgment will be a man who was martyred.
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 men 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.
Then also again Allah subhanaw taala will tell him all the Day of Judgment kept,
kept when Mr. Potter tell you call a jury Yokosuka, you have fought so that it would be said you are brave or he is a brave and it was said for Mr. Ravi for Sufi by Allah was he for all to female. So he said he continued in the Hadith, he ordered him to be dragged on his face, and then thrown into the hellfire.
This is the first one, the one who fought in the sake of Allah what appeared with epi, that it was for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala it appears in front of people in the eyes of people that he's doing it for the sake of Allah. The second one, he's a man who got knowledge. Allah bless him with knowledge, and he taught people and the reason I was able to recite the Quran, then he will be brought in front of Allah subhanho wa Taala Allah will ask him, the same old he will remind him about his bounties and his blessings. And when he will acknowledge them. Then Allah subhanaw taala will ask him the same question What did you do with them? He will say I learned knowledge and he
taught it to people and recited parral for your sake. He will say kidnapped, you are lying.
You did what you did. So he would be said that he is knowledgeable. He's a scholar. We're only gonna be here for surgery, but it was evolved to be not so he ordered him to be dragged on his face, and he will be thrown in the hellfire.
And the third man was a man whom Allah subhanho wa Taala provided or granted him all kinds of wealth. Could a snarfing man come up Allah Rasulullah saw Salah.
And then he wrote in front of a Lost Planet, Allah Allah will remind him of his bounties and he will recognize them. Then he will said Why did you What did you do with them,
he will say I will I did not leave any way.
Any way you love wealth to be spent in it, except that I spend it for your sake. And he will say that you are lying. You spend your wealth, so it would be sad that he's generous.
And then he will be
older to be dragged on his face and thrown into the hellfire. This Hadith is very strong, is 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.
Because it seems or it seemed in this dunya that they have done a great act of rebirth as you heard teaching people and giving sadaqa right and left.
But it applies to everyone who does things for the sake of other people, for the sake of public estimation, to earn some fame
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.
Now and as I said honey It is very graphic. The Hadith is very strong. But when you think about these ayat and this ahaadeeth
you know, I believe that, you know this is the way of course this is the way rasulillah salam O Allah subhanho wa Taala explained to people what will happen to them. Allah subhanaw taala was clear he did not leave anything vague. Was it clear in his message of the prophets and messengers is very clear that on the Day of Judgment,
people will be divided into two groups. And one group will be in general the second group will be in Hellfire and Allah told us was
will happen to those in hellfire. And he gave us some details. And also like I said him 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.
And this is more beneficial,
more beneficial 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 didn't know you're from a different city you didn't have a map and you asked two people about directions. One of them he said oh it's easy you just gonna go from here taker right and then walk for maybe half a kilometre we'll learn you'll find it in the right side with no explanation. And then you go there and you are lost because he didn't give you the right direction.
But you meet someone else and He will give you every single detail gives 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
you'll 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 and method will Allah And to Allah belongs to the highest example
This was Allah subhanaw taala is doing in the Quran there are some that are very strong
very strong talking about even people of Hellfire drinking from pass you know what is pass
very graphic very strong message the person is the this
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of a circus humming his bald, very hot water. And the SEC is this purse. These are details given to people so they know what is waiting for them. Not so much I sell them 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
this worksheet I want you to do. So I'm not. I'm not sure about my nia.
I'm not sure about my class. So I'm not going to give a horrible I'm not going to do a halaqa
I'm not going to do anything. I'll stay home because I am not sure about mania, where is Masada. You are being tested.
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.
And this is the the behavior of the true believer and this is the path of prophets and messengers and greater odema they don't stay away
and that's why I say so Fiona theory he said managed to Shay and I should Diana Yemeni at Sofia theory is a great scholar
is great scholar Abu hanifa got knowledge from from Savannah theory, Abdullah having too many great scholars learned from Sofia theory. He used to be called at his time ameerul meaningful Hadith, the presence of the believers and Hadith many great scholars of Hades got knowledge from Sophia on authority and yet he is saying the most difficult thing I dealt with in my life is my intention.
The most difficult thing I dealt with in my life is my intention.
Now what should we do? When we are involved in our work? Were reciting Quran
we are learning the Quran Can I say tomorrow this Sunday Matheran I'm not going to meet your heart Am I don't want to learn from Quran
because I'm concerned about my Nia I'm not sure about my intention and you stay as your head you stay in a grown person and you don't know how to recite Quran. If people don't find that a meme and then you lead them with
You lead the salaat you will be making big mistakes, major mistakes in your recitation, you cannot do that.
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 have to watch for our inner thoughts.
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? This is your mu Shahada. Last month, Allah said well, Irina Jia Hadfield feanor, Lana de naam surana. 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.
He didn't want to donate in front of people looking for public estimation, or looking for fame, or for praise. He wanted this you don't want to go has to make hedge and come back with a title. And you are happy when people call you hedging or hash. And if you don't call you a call, you're hedging, 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 Azure. So you should hate those feelings. This is number one. And number two, you should see a loss refuse. You see confusion or loss of parallel data from committing shirk because react showing off
is an act of shirk. But it is not a major shake. It is a minor shake, and also last SLM taught us a dude out there is accused for everything yet one in the Quran in the book of Allah and the Sunnah of Rasulullah sallallahu wasallam said if you have this problem, you are facing this problem. You always say a beautiful door and I'd love to protect you from this problem along in the URL to become an OSHA kabaka alum was sulfuryl columella alum. This is beautiful do you say it in every salaat especially if you are involved in our helping in a mercy even if you are not giving halaqaat but you are a member of a board. You are a trustee? You are the me roof group you are in charge of a Muslim
organization. You are doing anything for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala should always say this door in your Salah kalama in the Ruby Kanu sharika Vika an alum was several columella alum who Allah I take refuge in You, lest they should commit with you knowingly and I seek refuge over you forgiveness for what I do and knowingly. 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
do due to a cast method. Whether you are sitting down with a group of people
and it's morning time 10 o'clock or nine o'clock and then you got an idea you want to pray salado you should stand up and pray shaitan will tell you how you're doing great showing off. Try to
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 subhana wa attallah 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'll be one of the losers because Allah Allah said lol Athena Amma know what I mean. Oh, sorry hat. And one of the sorry hat is seeking knowledge is praying is helping other Muslims doing their work doing anything for the sake of Allah subhanaw
taala support giving support to the masjid
being involved in Muslim schools. So these are our melissani hat lol Edina Amano. He didn't say and stayed in their houses. No. Well, I'm sorry, whatever. So we'll have we advise each other we exhort each other to abide by the truth.
Whatever so we suffer. We advise each other admonish each other to be patient.
I said that many roula face this problem, some of them said polyphenylene military left forever in your corner.
Lila, so they said we sought knowledge for other than Allah sake.
But he refused. He refused that it'd be for anything other than him. So this is one explanation the other explanation that their enemy itself refused to be dedicated for something else besides Allah. This statement has to explanation for Lebanon in Mali. Hi Lila. 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 subhanho wa Taala havila for something else, forever in any akun any layer. So they said he refused the first explanation a lot refused a lot of us that it could be for anything other than Him subhana wa Taala the other explanation, knowledge
itself refused to be dedicated for something else besides Allah. So how do we understand the second part second explanation, that when these rules are met, the scholars of students knowledge they knew about the importance of class, they start 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 kind of entertainment. Kind of interesting when then when they started coming, and listening to that had Ethan Vinu about the importance of class. And then now this is Oh, the Meritor is very dangerous is very serious. And they start working on their class on their Nia
Shahada until Allah Subhana Allah blessed them with knowledge, bless them with him, 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 subhanho wa Taala and we are supposed to make data.
Among them, as I said, Sophia Anna 30, Rama to lay it by a second the quality is patience.
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 patience. And I mentioned now just I mentioned few minutes serrata Lhasa,
velocity in in Santa Fe hoser. 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 exhort 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 essential ingredient in the process of seeking knowledge. Without patience, we will lose the desire to drive method or travel to attend the halaqa or attend the program, or meet someone who is knowledgeable. And without also these patients, we
will lose the ability to read books to listen to halaqaat 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 mentioned 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
and every kind of patience is different. Now before before you seek knowledge at this stage, you will have to make choices. You will have to pick and select
Should I 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,
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
or 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.
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 key fire. First Kiva that means it's an obligation of the Muslim Ummah, to acquire certain types of knowledge.
But Allah subhana wa tada and His Messenger usually when we praise knowledge, they're talking about charity and knowledge. But it doesn't mean that the other types of knowledge are not needed.
Because we'll talk about the other issues too inshallah.
Now, here at this stage, you will be making choices. And every choice you make in your life will affect your future.
Your affect your career, your relationship with Allah subhanho wa Taala if you choose to watch a movie,
and not to go to a holiday, you might miss a beautiful day. These are might save your life in the future. If you know this,
you might use it in a difficult situation to situation and Allah subhanaw taala will help you with this.
You might miss an important Hadith or an because you have you have made another decision to watch a movie. This is one
you know, one stage and then 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.
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.
So you get bored or the subject is dry. Need a lot of patience to study this subject. I got many people approaching me in the last couple of years about establishing a HELOC or doing halaqa to teach them Arabic language. 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.
That's why you asked them after the halaqa What did you learn it was an amazing speech. Well, wonderful, what did you learn? Did you memorize a hadith or Ayah?
Oh 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 are not serious about it. We reduced to ourselves to a generation who is entertained by by attending halaqaat and programs.
Or you go to helicopter program and you have to deal with people who are rude sometimes they don't have good manners.
You ask the question, they start laughing Oh my god, and you don't like it? And you think that they are laughing about you?
Say I'm not going to go to this program anymore. He really needs patience.
You shouldn't care about other people where they think about you. If you believe that you are doing something great. Doing something for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala
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?
And I am talking about the issues. I didn't get these issues from books based on experience
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 holiday and if the Hanukkah has question, everyone start loving, especially young people and he was in it he was
a Senior Brother and he didn't show up after that.
He was very excited taking notes he wanted to come attended haha buddy because I saw his reaction when people start laughing. When they started laughing I saw his reaction, his face became red and he was embarrassed.
here you need patience. The third stage, you need it after you accumulate some knowledge you learn how to eat some iron. Now, here there are things
that you need to avoid,
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.
One article about a specific subject might not be enough for you to take stand on that specific subject or to take a position on that specific subject. One article could be might might not be enough. So you might need to read other articles and other books, look at other opinions.
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.
will lie I keep getting garbage in my mail a mailbox in my in my email
will lie 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 it because you have to tell other people like today I got an email about the virtues and the excellence of ethical care. I was shocked when I read the email. I was shocked. One of the one of the things it says that if you read ethicacy after every Salah Allah Himself will take care of taking your soul when you pass away.
stuff for Allah.
Allah Himself not medical mode. Okay, what is know? How do you know?
And this presentation power presentation is full of these claims. any proof of people sending and forwarding these messages? beautiful, amazing presentation about advocacy? 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 method, you see that it's in Bukhari, and Muslim with a number there and you for five methods, the number, Horus handler, you can share it, you can send it to other people.
So this is number two. So you need to be patient here 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 the learner had ethos do and then Michelle law, he becomes Sherif Islam.
And he becomes a method and saying this is haram. And this is Helen, you're not allowed brother to do that. You know, it's haram and fatawa as well as some people, sometimes they go to Hajj they make husband, we think that the became allamah, just by making hash. And so other people they think this way that he went to hash, he became and this is something that happened here in this city.
One guy, he went 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. And he he is abbiamo. Yeah, maybe he doesn't know how to write his name.
Well, I this is what I'm serious about it. I know this person.
And I'm saying this, I'm not mentioning any name handler, I would never mention names. But they mentioning these things, these stories. We want to benefit from them for their era, 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 hedge, he went his family members went to him asking him about a very sensitive issue that happened between him and his way. Of course, he gave him the wrong fatwa.
And then after he found out that it was wrong, he said, How come you want to housing You're giving me this bedroom?
And I don't know who is now.
Who is it? Who is committing a mistake? The person who asked who the person who answered him without knowledge. Why do you complain about someone who just wants to hire you it's an obligation everyone has to go to house doesn't mean that he studied there in Makkah and Medina, he just went to have it in study.
So do not rush into issuing Fatah hours without knowledge
or lecture people about what you learn, avoid useless empty discussions,
useless empty discussions.
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 app either does not help you in your salon doesn't help you in your pocket. Something that is
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.
Do not hate him. Do not take it personal. Don't make an association between a third opinion and your dignity. Your Honor, your status in the community, if you adopt an opinion, affect his opinion is not your opinion. He did not make this Sherry ruling was made by other scholars. So why take it personally, if someone had another opinion, I don't see a point here. Because sometimes some people will discuss these
fit 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.
Time number three, this is patience. We talked about patience. This is that was number two, the second quality the third quality is humbleness.
The quality of humbleness, is marked by modesty in behavior and attitude. This is what the people who defined you know, humbleness that he said it is the ability to curtail and destroy your pride the pride of your neffs the ability to crush your ego
and the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said felafel oxymoron a hinda callosum oxymoron lay him Myrna pasa melamine sada woman de la abdon behalf when in their Iser woman terroir de la la hora Hola. This Hadith is
classified as a hit by remember hammer check it.
This same Hadith is recorded in among Muslim is a Muslim with a different with a slight difference the different wordings as well as as elements a Muslim is not the Hadith in the Hadith was collected by by a Muslim did not say fell f an oxymoron, oxymoron. Three matters. I swear by Allah upon them I swear by Allah upon three matters. This part is not mentioned in Sahih Muslim but is 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 give sadaqa Rasul Allah says me swearing by Allah that your wealth will not be decreased, you get $500 you give $1,000 for the sake of Allah, your wealth will
never be decreased. That means Allah, Allah will increase your wealth. He 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 Mashallah who forgive others they like to work if they love to forgive if someone commits a mistake or hurt them by anything, Mashallah, they are easygoing, but there are people's martial law they are very tough user will never forgive you.
But Allah if you forgive people, Allah Subhana Allah will honor your status Indonesia and an affair. And this is what Rasul Allah says Salim is making an oath. He's making an oath by Allah, Allah Samantha 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 handled himself for Allah except that Allah will raise him or 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 you shouldn't you shouldn't be doing this is not befitting that you do this by something good. Allah
subhanaw taala likes it. So you do it and you humble yourself for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala My friend is seeking knowledge from someone who is younger than you.
This is an act of humbleness. You find someone who is 19 years old and Mashallah, he's a scholar. He's and you go and sit down in front of him and ask him about the head. There is a great prophet who did something like that who is he in the Quran?
Masha, Allah, Allah, Masha Allah, that's beautiful musala Salah. All the aroma he said he is better he is greater in the
And seven were talking about even, I'm 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.
But by agreement. All the owner agrees that Moosa is better than buy, he went looking for a cover. 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 Subhana Allah gave him a sign when you got to find this man. He said, Take a fish with you when they share with this fish goes into the sea. When you will find this man he found him and then he was very patient most 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 musala Salah Musa was that I'll be patient. It was not really patient
Musa alayhis salam wa sallam 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 Elisa.
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 you break you, 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 your boy. So this is something that it is very difficult. So Musashi, Sam 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 is a prophet of Allah subhana wa, should have either an etiquettes with prophets and messages. But he it's a great
act 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 that time.
what of the qualities of scholars true scholars is that whenever they learn something,
new, the increase in humbleness, it's like a three. The more This truth is loaded with fruit, its branches will, will go lower right. But if the tree is empty, has no fruits, the branches will be going higher. So it's like in water cat bear. They said then moussaka bear Kappa arugula, ma lF is semasa, Rafi 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.
Whenever he acts in this way.
He's arrogant, and he 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 and 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, his arrogance, I don't want to deal with him. He's arrogant.
So that is not the quality of the people if
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 hiding if you are not good at
if you are excellent in the intimacy or in the knowledge of Tafseer maybe you are not good at HUD if 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.
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 clothes but what to do if you are faced with problems with bad feelings with desires of you know, standing out among Europeans and you have this problem how to deal with so we mentioned three steps, right? What are the three steps who can remind me of the three steps if
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
you have to hate these feelings. You are not happy you're not satisfied with the second one.
You do do all the time asking last part to help you with a class lemania obika and oshibori kabaka we're on Adam West Africa, Nevada and the third step is shaytan tells you don't go to the masjid because you will be showing off. Don't do this halakha 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 work on your in front of people, but work on your class. So, these are the solution. Now, humbleness there are many said thanks others build the habit of thinking other people thanking other people this will increase your the quality of humbleness in your in your personality. Allah subhanaw
taala said Rasul Allah Salim said Malays corner 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 a color here I think Baraka lovick 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 changed you who helped you who were patient with you, who support you in any way. So don't always say the grid the credit to yourself. I did it. I did it I was able to do it. Always if
you say I was able to do something with it though physical Allah with the help of Allah so river you refer everything to Allah subhanho wa Taala. And that's why some Sahaba said can original luminous happy Nebojsa Salah, he The zookeeper car,
the Sahaba that was their habit along Milan to actively be mayor kulu workfit, Li Malay, Allah moon, 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're praising me but it's not. You have no control over it. Sometimes people come to your face and say, oh, Michelle, I did a good job. We didn't ask them to praise you right. So the Sahaba is that we used to make this Allah do not take me to account because of what they say about me. And forgive me if what they are not aware of. We're fairly Malay animal I have mistakes 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 others have like Abu Bakr used to say along my journey as enemy may have known well at 270 we may have Hulu we're fairly malayalam movie let me be Maya guru. So two different versions of this. Dora. Number three general try to be right all the time. It's okay to make a mistake. It's okay if someone else is right and you made a mistake about a mess Allah 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
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 smarter idea.
So we will shall extend just to this halaqa 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 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
and you 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 you don't know their background or why they are doing what they did what you know when 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 Emma D said you need to develop strong desire for seeking knowledge. You have to have high aspirations and strong drive to accumulate this
knowledge so don't be satisfied with a small amount of knowledge. If you have the ability to memorize the Quran Yaki memorize it well everything is available to you to these days. Even if you don't have the ability to come to the masjid there are there are some websites don't programs that are available online so they can give you an ijazah with a senator so lasala you go to ijazah online.com is just a with a senate senator chain of narration to Rasulullah online you talk to the chef online 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.
Number five, I mentioned having higher aspiration number five moderation Larry fratta will at the fried, you stay within reasonable limits. So when we say moderation we have to avoid extreme views.
So if we say Matheran we follow the Quran and Sunnah. It does mean it does not mean that we do not show respect to the other people that have around me 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 owner, who established them as I have the format that we say the Quran and Sunnah we still show respect to him and Malik, Abu hanifa, Shafi Ahmed, and all the other great scholars, who benefited this oma Allah Subhana, Allah has blessed them with knowledge. And Allah, Allah bless their, you know, their work, and their efforts. They have left books, they have left students, they spent their whole life
seeking knowledge and teaching people's knowledge to other people. And you come in the 21st century, a young person, you learn the 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 Ellen Ellen lll, lll the respect, they respect the people of Nash. So we should have moderation. Also, when we talk about beta, and sooner, you know, we have to do it in a moderate way.
Whenever I mean, he cannot label someone with bid out 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 bid 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.
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 he is believed this is the inheritance of the prophets and messengers. This is a great act of
seeking knowledge for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala to great honor to study the book of Allah, great honor to study the heads of Russell was excellent. There it should be one for your 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
dedicate to watch TV or surf the net or watch the news or play do sports activities where your friends and 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 choosen 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 in going to the halaqaat you're just wasting your time because we have I have heard of people saying this to their friends and their, you know, classmates in there
I tell you going there, what are you doing in the mess, you're wasting your time.
And we have people hamdulillah This is the difference who people the difference people between the scholars who are whom Allah Allah has blessed with a great amount of knowledge and the left a legacy behind and between those who win 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 they have 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 but I'm talking about class because class is something that Allah
subhanaw taala knows about.
But high aspiration time management. So here it makes those things make a difference, make a difference. So if you think that knowledge is
priority, you should spend more time seeking knowledge. She has a Kamala Harris Baraka low FICO.