Finding success in exams

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Bismillah R Rahman r

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in

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he can live in LA

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he can live in

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Tacoma

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allow them to respect your brothers and sisters, a Sarah Malek, our cattle.

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It's nice to come here. Nice to see you guys. I used to be a first ask who's not at university or college right now put your hands up?

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Who's not in education at all right now Keep your hands up, not in any form of education at all. Okay, so we've got most of your students Yes, Mr. Isaiah. Okay. And the topic is about finding success in exams.

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And who's got exams coming up, put your hands up, please.

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Ooh.

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Now, the best thing about being up my age is that Hamblen law exams is behind you.

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You know, they've done all these studies on people.

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And there's

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people who, when they hear the word exam,

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their legs start shaking.

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It's it's a human thing. Because you know what goes with it

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is not everyone that does it has this. Some people have this, they have butterflies in the stomach. Because you think about it, you've got to go into the exam hole. You got to give the test. You've got to sit there. But it's not about those two hours or those five days or two weeks of exams.

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Most people it's not about that. Most people why they've got butterflies in their stomach is for another reason.

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Let me give you let me give you a an example here.

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The day I actually said I passed my driving test.

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The day I said that.

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People said Ah, Mashallah, Mubarak Gee,

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I think they would like

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anything Mubarak. Say, so they said Mubarak, you know, you pass first time

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your driving exam?

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I said, No, this is my third time or pass.

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Third time, he just told us the first time that you've had a driving test driving exam, right? So I said, Yeah,

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I've added twice before, and I failed. But how can we never knew

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as soon as the point in it,

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you're going to be honestly, you gotta you gotta be here, you will go ahead of those people who are going to put butterflies in your stomach.

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The more people know about your test, the more unnecessary pressure you building on yourself, to not

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to log on to me, if you went for an exam.

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And you knew that the whole exam from A to Zed and especially when you walk outside that example. And you can collect your certificate from motivated that day, when you see a demo, and egg and you failure. You fail that exam. And nobody apart from you. And Allah knows that you took that test here, as in doesn't matter who else knew about it, but only you and Allah, you know, you're not concerned about this at this moment is nobody else. Do you? Do you really? I mean, are you really going to have inside is of any worry about the fact that you failed? Yes or no?

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To be honest with you, yes or no? I really,

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I just retake it again. It's as simple as that. Isn't that right? I just see, and I'll retake it again. When I took my driving test. I didn't tell anyone.

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I went myself.

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I sat myself. I failed myself. And I came back to myself, kicking my own self. That was it. No one knew. My brothers never knew my parents never knew my friends never knew. Then I booked another test. Our myself.

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assigned myself fell myself kicked myself came back again. Nothing happened hamdulillah I was back to normal within within a couple of hours.

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You know, some guys when they fail is that your laws are my God. My bra, bra you don't know, you know, you know, I don't know how I feel man. And then you know you tell one guy and another guy finds another guy finds another guy finds out you're gonna come to you one by one. And I heard about your test. Yeah, man. Yeah, same thing this time making silly excuses.

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It wasn't really my fault. You know, it was the examiner. He was having a bad day is racist, say, I'm Brown is why don't like me, you know, the moment I got in there, he just looked at me. And if you're failing

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and I just carried on and he was gonna fail, it's not my fault. Because he makes serious he's always at the traffic lights. I didn't mean to like, you know, go go through that. But you know, I was at the junction after that. And then they tried Tim came on he saw it put across there for an hour this that no one else was that you can make any silly excuse you want. But the only reason why you're doing that most evenings because you really were bad at it. He mocked up, right. And if you weren't really bad at it, then you're making silly excuses because all those people are gonna judge you. And that is the reason why most people have got you know, the, the nerves get racked. Butterflies in

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their stomach, stay leg start the feet start shaking, is because of people. My first advice to you is

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as less people as you can, please just involve whoever you have to, and no more than that. One problem with our cultural people is they are God they like to talk. And especially, you know, the churches in Pakistan, they all have to know that the exams coming up. It's like, there's no end to it. So you're getting all these churches telling you, Haji vittata medicine kill hrsg Allah Kamiya bekerja you thinking Chachi if you knew that I'm going to fail, you wouldn't be talking like that. Chachi you know, and some of them

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shares.

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Hope that's the only thing they drink in this, right.

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So what happens is, you know, sometimes they make it even more difficult for you so bad because

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they, they just add pressure on because there's all these uncles and brothers, everybody knows and you're going for the test and his pressure on pressure on pressure. That's my first advice to you. Don't tell everyone that you're going to just keep a low key, as best as you can. I know it's a uni exam. So they're going to be on your case anyway. But just try and keep it low key. The other thing is, when you're going for the test, you've got to realize that I mean, before I carry on either you some of you might have seen on YouTube, I've got this I've got this whole lecture on the back exams and how to pass your exam successfully something Yeah, so try and see that on YouTube because a lot

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of the stuff I'm saying there

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is very useful I'm not going to try and repeat all that stuff here. Otherwise it's going to be deja vu anything sort of on the screen now see me really just say the same thing. Mubarak eg Baba Ji.

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So I'm going to give you similar stuff are in a different way. So I would ask you to go and see that. So number one is don't be build pressure on yourself. The most important thing is that you know when you're just what what is it? What is a plumber? Do tell me?

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What is the plumber do? If you can't answer this question, you need to leave the university right now.

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What is the plumber? Do?

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You give me technical answers. A lay some tiles. Yeah, he does plumbing.

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a plumber as well. Plumbing engineer does what? engineering? Yeah, what is a bricklayer? Do

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you think I'm gonna cut you out? He lays bricks, right? What does the student do?

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What is the new

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studies here?

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I said, You got it?

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How many students do you actually know that study?

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Come on, let's be serious. How many students do you know that actually study and take study Seriously?

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Because students are supposed to study. Now if study becomes a burden to you. Picking a book becomes weight lifting for you. Opening the book becomes like in our

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herd

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To your eyes. Yeah, reading the book hurts your brain. You either pack up my friend and go home.

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Because a student is supposed to study, and the more you study, the better you get at it, yes or no.

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And when you study the techniques of studying,

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you know, one of our teachers said to us once, he said,

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he said, you know, we used to do grammar. Now, that's grammar. And he said, a wonderful thing. He said, I've met students that have studied 20 books of Arabic grammar, 20 books of Arabic grammar, I, when I've tested them on that they don't know grammar properly.

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But he goes, I will teach you one book of grammar.

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And the way I'll teach it to you, it will make you independent from the from the other 19 books of grammar.

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Did you understand that? So one person comes is read 20 books of grammar, Arabic grammar, another person, the teachers telling us, he goes, I will teach you one. And you will not have to read the other 19. And that's exactly what he did when he did with us. He taught us one book, but the way he taught it to us, it was on the next level.

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Now, let me teach you how he taught it. You know, when you guys are students come to the lecture theatre. Yeah. You know, you cover students the lecture theatre. Yeah. You study jack.

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And I don't use that term here. You don't use what do you say you study? How do you say you studied nothing?

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You say jack has or does anything else. So I wanted Glaswegian.

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Now, you study jack.

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I'm telling you using well what's crazy insulting us right? Is it Nanana abiti University.

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You come in, you are the one who has been served the teacher the lecturer walks in. And he is the one who has studied the subject. So he comes in front of you and he presents his summarizes the whole chapter to you. He's read books and books of it. He's summarize the best he can in lecture notes, through PowerPoint presentations, through probably some kind of workshop he tries to demonstrate he tries to put that in a nutshell in front of you, what you do is you come wake up just about you know, on time in the morning, get to the lecture theatre slightly late, you know, it's okay man, I mean, university now you sit down there, you listen to the gist of I said, if you can

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focus, if your phone doesn't get in the way, you know, half of them down the underneath the table.

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They're not taking notes that said, just in a bit of notes in a good student

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is taking on Facebook, and I say you know, so they're not really taking notes, all they're doing is texting or whatever to each other, whatever they're doing the busy on the phone, some of not all of them, please don't get me wrong, when the lecture has finished, and he gives them the notes, it's free notes free move.

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You know, move it now move it free of charge. Our people love free of charge. When you give free of charge, it means you abuse it.

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If they have to pay for it. If they had to pay for it. Seriously, they would go and read it. If you paid for something you'd be telling us you know what I pay at least you will look after that piece. Yes. Most of those lecture notes end up in some folder in some bag that goes through the rain that gets wet and dry in some way or in some loft or some cupboard somewhere where you don't even know where the exists. Anyone you know I'm talking about overtime. Yeah, yes, you take it out for your exam time. What good is it if you take that much of notes outside for your exam time? What good is it you can't cram all that information in?

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You can't if you took it piece by piece when the lecturer gave you his notes. You took it piece by piece you actually studied you know they always give you extra readings Yes or no? Yes sir. What can we put hands on? Honestly, who does the extra reading crianza

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who does the extra reading?

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We got one student Mashallah.

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Mashallah

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extra reading hardly anyone does all those sources where he got it from anyone hardly does and then to try and keep that summarized information within your own notes and try and bring in your head. No one really focuses on that level. Why? Because we have become the teacher and the teacher has become the students.

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We dictate to the to the teacher

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how we want them

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To teach us

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that's us becoming the teacher, and then becoming some kind of student. What I mean by all of this is my friends is that, you know, we're living in times where we're really, really some ways. You know, we've we're spoiling the the whole process of learning, the process of learning supposed to be and what our teacher did in that grammar lesson.

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He told us, when you come to our chapter, we're going to get to this chapter tomorrow. He said, when you come to the lesson, I am not explaining to anyone about the lesson.

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I want you guys to explain to me what that is saying.

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I'm not opening my mouth, until you guys tell me what it means. Now, here we are. We're talking about we're not talking about English, English is really is very easy compared to Arabic. Anyone who studied Arabic knows that there's so many combinations in Arabic When you read it, it's a Semitic language. And ultimately, languages have, you know, they don't have the same letters spelling, the same word. It could be spelt in so many different ways. So why is that we're spending two to three hours before we've even known what this chapter is about.

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We come to the lesson sweating, seriously sweating, because this teacher is going to rip into us if we can't explain to him what's going on. So he and the other the he had was, he would never have a system. Like if I said in a class, I said, Okay, you're going to read a number one, you read the data to date number three, and that will give you 10 days for 10 students, what's gonna happen is that the seventh guy is only going to prepare for the seventh day, he's not going to prepare for day one, day two, day three, four, or five, six, or eight 910. Do you agree with me? He's just concerned about day number seven. And that's the system that you would have, but this teacher was on another

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level. What he told us is, he said,

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I want everyone to prepare for every single lesson. I could ask in the lesson, student to you read, see the six now you read, he reads students seven you read suit and five you read, he can change whenever he wants.

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So you're always under constant pressure.

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When you had your turn, you had to read it explained to him now, you think this is a harsh man. You don't even know the subject and the guy is telling you, you teach me Whoa, what can you teach me that the guys take it easy right now he's not taking it easy. He knows his subject. what he's doing is he makes he turns you to a teacher. When he's telling you to the teacher, the way you will understand that subject Suhana law, there won't be many like you walking around.

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When he explained to him what he then does is you've explained it, people have understood it students have and as he says close the book now.

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And then why he would say then

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was that necessary for us to

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be revealing some student notes here?

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was it necessary for you guys? Mashallah. So,

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the guy wants to talk about health, finance, education.

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And guess what asylum interview guys get out of here quick.

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Right now.

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What used to happen in the lesson is

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we do the lesson.

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He explains everything about the lesson.

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After we explain to him about the lesson, now, when he starts explaining, he goes into the deep background of everything we study that used to be on a day to day basis, every day, we used to sweat coming to the lesson. Every day, he used to make us teach to him. And then he would teach us unless we taught him and showed him that we've understood it. You know what he's doing? And he said to us, when you've explained the book, he said, close the book, tell me in your mother's tongue, what did you What did you understand from that? Tell me in your first language, tell me how you can under Tell me what did that just say? We had to say, in your broker and one of the colloquial whatever you

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can say, just say, and if he knows that you understood it, I say, he'll teach you that. Now what happens in our universities is it's the opposite way around. They come inside, they give you the whole theory. They just given to you that's it. My job's done. I get my salary under the day art I showed them a guided them I said, Now you if you don't get up and start to become proper students to study that material that he's just given, you've just shot yourself in the foot.

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And by Allah Most students, they take those notes in, goes in the bag is not gonna come out until near exam time. Do you agree or disagree with me? Agree or disagree, then they might look at it now and again, they might read a few things here. So

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bahala that's where the whole of the process goes wrong. Because what you're supposed to do is, is better that you cram in little parts of information that's limited, then for you to cram in large sections of knowledge in a small period of time. Bet, let me summarize again, is better for you to put in or cramming little parts of information in a large area of time, then for you to cram in large part large, you know, parts of information in a small part of time, agree or disagree.

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agree, disagree? Good. Guess what? We're in March right now.

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You're not going to be able to do that by May or June. Right. So my advice to you, I don't know why these guys didn't like put this subject in September.

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But you know, what, if we did in September, you guys wouldn't come with you. Hey, think wha exams, we just had one Illa in the summer, right? Not too great exams right? Now. See, that's the problem. Because what people don't do is they don't think that it's really important to prepare for exams in September. Yes, you preparing for exams, September, October, November, December through January, February, all the spring all the way till May comes June comes throughout the whole of the process, you're supposed to prepare for exams.

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That's where you take little bits of information, and you put it into a large amount of space, in about nine months, and about 10 months, you put in the information. Whereas most students, what they do is now it's coming to April, everyone's getting into their revision routine. From March, April, May two months, what they're trying to do is learn to cram inside information that's supposed to be spread out in the hole of say, nine or 10 months.

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Now, let me tell you when I was when I was in university, do my MA

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you know, most of these courses that you're doing, I don't care, what course are you doing, you're doing whether it's a bachelor's, master's, whatever.

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You know, the most useful book, even for the bachelors or the masters. The most useful book is the A Levels book.

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You know, your subject that you're doing.

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If you're doing science, if you're doing an hour, whatever it might be, it might be even psychology. It might be a media you know, the a level book they have

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you know, the a level book they have Oh, guys, are you in this world? You know, they have a level normal textbook out there, that normal college students start getting and cramming in for the exams. Yeah, yes.

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Hello.

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Yep. You thinking what's he talking to us about Alienware University. Ah, get it? Yes, I get the data. But I'm giving you something to remember that college book

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is more worthy that you put the information for your subjects inside your head, than for you to try and deal with your ma be a massive volumes of books. In your subject, you're going to think I'm nuts, I'm not nuts.

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You know, if you can get them on, my teacher said he said I can teach. I'll teach you one book that will make you independent from 19. other books, you know that a level book, if you just take literally just learn the terminologies, learn the actual, you know, definitions, learn the phrases, learn the key words, learn the references, learn the people who have made those references. That book is a lot to take in. It's one thick book might be A Level Biology, it might be a level chemistry, that one book has got everything you need summarized in it. And if you can get that information in here, and you're able to present it in a BA degree exam for for Bachelors of a

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Master's, I'm telling you, you're going to pass with an A.

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Now, people don't know this logical thing, what I'm going to fail this because a level book is meant to be for a level students in college. But you know what? That's got all the information you need. Even if you could just summarize that much in you just take that in your head. That would be a lot. Because most people when they study a degree level, the same information they're doing over again in just a little bit more depth. That's all they do. Do you agree? Disagree be?

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You think I'm crazy, right?

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I actually when I was doing my psychology degree, I actually found that very useful.

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Because I mean, yes, you do need some more depth of level. I'm not saying you

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don't need anything deeper than that.

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But the ground and the basis of what you need, if you haven't got that information in, there's no point of you trying to create inside here, and motorway. There's no, there's no point of creating that when you haven't even got the space space for a road. And I'm saying, you need to create that over time. And when you look at your books, you need to understand a human being can only take certain amount of information and is going in and registering, there's a certain amount of time for it. When it hits a certain moment of time. You're not taking any more information in you're reading, you're looking, you're whizzing through, you're trying to get in, but you're the brain is saying

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is sleeping my friend.

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You know that time is that time is 45 minutes.

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How long do I say?

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What's your typical lecture time?

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How long is your lecture time? 15 minutes, if they put it 15 minutes to probably got it right. 45 minutes? Do you have an hour? Anyone who has an hour lecture? Anything? Yeah, I can guarantee you 45 minutes. And by that time you switched off. Anyone who's done any studies themselves. And this is from mass studies. If you study yourself a book and you look at it for 45 minutes, you know, your brains doesn't register as well you know what you're supposed to do, you're supposed to give your brain a rest.

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Give it a break, come back to you refresh again. The only way some people have tried to, you know, do hours of studies and still take it I mean, some people are naturally gifted Alhamdulillah we're talking about the average person here.

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The way some people have been able to take in mass

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information in like I'll give you one example is of Imam Mohammed, the student of Imam Abu hanifa Rahim Allah.

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He is to study throughout the whole of the night without a break.

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And he had to fix to it the whole night he's to study without taking a break from HR to fraudulent activities and so on. Yeah. How not get two tricks to it.

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Number one, is

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you gotta you gotta when I say this, you got to be looking at going on mass roll, man. How do you say rolling? Glaswegian thing. So the roll I you know, roll What is it? Sorry, was it

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because so quiet Mashallah. Mashallah, you know, Subhana, Allah, you guys will tend to be the librarians.

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What's wrong with you guys, man speak for god sake here. So you know, sorry, hardcore, hardcore.

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guys come up with it. Right? Using this article. And what happens is

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what happens is Mr. Mohammed scenar. Here, Mohammed sitting there, and he has a little bowl next to him.

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And a bowl, he's got some water. But in that water, he's put some chilies inside. Real Chili's is taking the chili out, taking the seeds out and dipped it into the water. When he starts to get tired, he dipped his two fingers in that water anegada.

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Hardcore.

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I'm telling you, man, burning his eyes to keep yourself awake. And the second thing he had was, he used to open six books at one time.

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six

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books at one time.

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And when he used to look at one after the other one is to look at another one is readable. That is to look at another one. And he took another one and then another one afternoon every now and again. He's changed between the six books.

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And someone said to him, why do you?

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Why do you know these four he said, Look if imams like us are sleeping throughout the night, then where's the oma gonna go?

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If your mom's like us asleep in the night, what's going to happen to the room? So that's why I need to keep myself awake and study this and always put Chili's in his eyes and so on. And the second thing is the reason why I switch between books is he says after a little while, your brain sort of gets a bit numbed with the thing that you're reading. Does it happen or is gonna happen in after you read in page of the same thing? You kind of Yeah, important information is being thrown at you. But you kind of feel Yeah, you kind of feel that the information is not used to going inside. And and why does he says when I get to the stage where you know, I'm getting a bit sort of normal to this

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book. So I switch because when you switch to a different book, it becomes fresh information. So you're engaging properly again, and when he feels that he's getting a bit numb with that he switches to another book. I like that he kept himself awake throughout

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Tonight, Allahu Akbar. Now what I want to say to you guys is I don't know how many subjects you're studying what you're doing, you can take benefit from this. But most of all his students, what his students do again,

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study, Allahu Akbar, some students,

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studying to them is the last thing they do.

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And they'll get everything else, every other distraction that comes becomes the thing that they must go for. If as a student, you can say, No,

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if as a student, you can't tell your friends. Listen, I really liked you, buddy.

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But you better stay out of my way. You know, I'm saying like, because if you like me, too, then you should be studying and I should be studying as well. Or if the if it's not a student, you talking to just tell him straight up that look, I you know, I know, you pass the age of studying. Yeah. But please have mercy on me and get out of my face, you know, don't want to see you. Because the thing is, if you can't say no, you know, like, the other day, somebody said to me, so had a lot that like, if you think about it, you know, and our days? Well, you know, when I say not, as I make myself look really old, saying,

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back in the days, you had to actually pick a dictionary up and look up a word. I don't think people use dictionaries anymore.

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They just go to the phone. And what's that word here? Go to Google.

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Right?

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I mean, okay, fine, it's convenience. But you know, when you look up a dictionary or a physical book, and you have to go through it, and you find yourself and you search for it, that pattern of searching for it. And when you see it, somehow, even a word from that is more likely to stay in your mind than from something like this.

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Because this is virtual,

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you know, you've seen the whole world on this. In light. You've seen information on this unlight you've seen photos on these messages on this. You've sent loads of emails on this enlight but you haven't actually seen the physical thing. Tell me true or not you just picture in your head right now. Some email that you got physical email, just I want you to picture one email, you got physical handout emailed to you?

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Can you almost see the shape of the font?

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That you actually read that document? In? Yes or No, put your hands up? You know, the style of the font more, I'm not saying the exact font. I'm saying, you know, like, either the haitch was written like that with the haich D, like, you know, Roman, you know, Times New Roman, or whatever it was, yeah. Can you remember more or less the font that you already employ? Hands up? How many of you have received an email by by actually given to you by PayPal, we have the first key he says, Man, Allahu Akbar, the six of you.

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The rest of you have never each actually seen an email your love. Have you ever received a letter that's actually been written for you? brianza? Allah hope is not a love letter, you know?

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It could be one, you know, from your wife, Alhamdulilah blood? I mean, well, you know, not not the other way around. So when you receive the letter, Now, tell me the honest, honest thing. Yeah. Do you? Do you feel that is different from reading on the screen? Yes or no? You will agree to that. What makes you different?

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Because you know, there's something about the actual paper and the pen itself, that until the Day of Judgment is never going to die out.

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The pen is never going to go out. No matter how much technology comes out, the pen will never disappear. Because Allah has taken an oath on the pen.

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In surah, column 68 surah. Allah azza wa jal has said, no one will calm us down, I swear by the pen, and whatever it is written, there is a difference between you tell me this true or not yet, when you've looked at an actual book, and you've seen information, and then after you've closed the book, yeah. Can you or can you not? Remember roughly what part of the book you sold in and whether it wasn't the right side of the left side? The top or the bottom? Can you can you not remember that? You say yes. And put your hands up? Yep. Okay. Can you do the same thing with the screen?

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Yes or No, you can't, because he's just up, down, scroll. You can't do it. The brain works differently. I'm telling you, there is more benefit in studying through actual paper to actual books. And looking into that and trying to take the information from there than to take it from a screen.

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I'm telling you from studies, humans, still in this day and age of the age of technology are more focused on that.

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They will take the information better from pen and paper, or from something actually written or physically printed out, then something which is still on the screen. Now I'm not, I'm not dissing this, I'm just all I'm saying is that it's very good for you to find information quickly, that's fine. It's very good for you to try and find something in an organized format. If you want to, that's fine. But the thing is you for you to take the information from here and to keep it there is a serious serious difference between taking from here and taking from a book

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today is all about you know, all these PowerPoint presentations isn't that you know, how we used to be in the in the days before, you know, if you actually go into the 60s, the same universities that you've got in this country, in the 60s, there used to be quite strict with the exams, but you know, the learning, the learning itself was a lot higher, because one of the things they they didn't do in the 50s 60s, and so on is they didn't dumb down.

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They didn't water down the information, they kept it where it was. So you had to push yourself up to get to the level of the language of those books. They didn't want to be done for you. Today, everything watered down. You don't want everything watered down and summarized. And you come in a nice warm lecture theater, sit down, look at the lecturer who's been awake all night and giving you the information and you look at him

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with a geezer finisher, thank you can go now. Yeah. And you take the notes and put in your bag and you walk off right? super hard a lot. That wasn't the case before people that could actually go to the library. Allahu Akbar days a word called the library.

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Your library is now closing down. I know University Libraries are still you know, they're still going, you know, hamdulillah I think that those are probably the only libraries that are going to remain is very sad. We've got a whole culture of public libraries being closed, yes or no? Yes. It's really sad.

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Because

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if the nations that were growing amongst,

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don't have the, you know, they don't have that zeal to become readers. And it's all about all this information give is given to us through the media. We are seriously dumbed down.

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I find it when I catch up on the news. I don't watch the news I find is so so dumb. To watch the news.

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Six o'clock news is

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the missing airplane in the Malaysian for several rounds. m h 370. officials have said that they found some debris,

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and then to show you some pictures to look for. But unfortunately the night has come so they say they stopped all invocate investigation. The next news, Granny Smith has had her cat on the on the little battery and she's tried all day to get it down. firemen came all the way down to

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you know, whatever little street that you've got might be you know, I don't know it was his Erica Pollock show something

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as a public show, is that right? Yeah. All around the whole show. And this and they'll show you the you know, the whole fire engine bringing the ladder up. And Granny Smith smiling with a cat in her hand, Who in the world needs to know haha.

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And even when I'm talking about the actual, you know, plane or whatever, misia I can get the information in seconds. If I get the like, that's a good thing to see. I think news straight and to read it to actually read the news straight from the website and get what you want in five to 10 minutes, no more than that. And you've got all the news you want that's more productive than for you to sit there and get the information about some kind of football I'm going to show you when Joe or someone who's the best player out there.

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You don't have any best players allow

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you guys a layer now a manager says some name. And then whoever is your best player on here, right? They're going to show you his gold or something. Oh, do you really need to know you're a student, you're a student and you're going to seriously spend half an hour taking the news through that you're going to spend another 20 minutes like some people seriously read. You students need to know and I know some of you do this already. But you need to find the shortest cut to eating your food. The shortest cut to living the shortest cut to try and just get on with life because the studying should be the most important thing and a lot of luck. But you know we've got now guys and girls who

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come to university and the biggest thing they've got to do for that day, is they're going to dress themselves up. Allahu Akbar. Seriously

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The guy gets up in the morning is gonna comb his hair jelly, jelly. And you say to the guy next to him, you know he was in his hostels, they say

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I'm fit. I'm fitna and I

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want to look down fit.

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And a girl on the other side she's spending an hour. hour doing a face up. Why in the world is wrong with you? One hour on your face.

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When you got books to study, guy you spending 45 minutes in the shower. We got books to study a serious problem. And his guys and girls what they're doing in these campuses and Sonia, is there seriously wasting time when they get together socializing, you got time to socialize, and you're a student, a lover you know you you seriously do yourselves big damage. you socialize now and again, I'm not saying no to it. You have one day in the week fine, my friend one day in the week, one day in the week, just take a full break. If you want no one's gonna say anything to you. Take a full day break. Either you say from Saturday afternoon, Sunday afternoon that's your Daybreak you do anything

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else but studying that time, no problem.

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But don't you tell me that six days or the rest of the week you need to do all your socializing between that. And I would advise you Look guys, my generation, the generation My generation, we did not even have the internet.

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We never had the internet.

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We mobile phones came out in the 90s. I was in school in the 80s I think it was if you need to grab hold of someone, you have to phone the home telephone. And that's the only way you got hold of them. And half the time you didn't want a phone because it's dad's gonna pick it up.

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And then you're gonna have to act like uncle g that got the wrong number. Sorry.

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Forgive me, because you don't want to talk to me is that

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and that's the only way you got hold of someone Oh, you met them somewhere or you made an appointment to meet on the soft on the one did you wait around the UN of couldn't see this. That's it. Then came the days when the I mean, the generation before me, they didn't even have those telephones. They either met in person or they wrote actual letters to each other. That's it. That was the form of communication.

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The generation after me they grew up with the telephone with the mobile phones. First the mobile phones were just like phone, actual phone, which of these things now they used very less actually folding

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is now all all about instant messaging.

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And the amount of messages that you get from the amount of people that you know, and the amount of stuff that's coming to you series to say to yourself how much of this Do I need

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and if you don't want to get you know the one of the one of the things that our

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one thing that the elders of this oma they had as a power was the focus of studying without distractions.

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They gave up their life for studying without distract distractions is the big thing. If you can get distracted, if you get distracted, whether you get distracted easily or not, but you get distracted. You're it's like, it's like you're losing in your own race. You're on a race track. And you're supposed to not look at the crowd. You know, if you're if you're a race, if you're if you're in a race, you're in a Formula One or in some other car, and you what should be on your head. Should it be the other cars and the racetrack? Or should it be the the crowd and the camera flashes? Which one? The first the second? The first right? So you're supposed to have be aware of all the other

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cars where they are and the racetrack? Where's the bends coming and I need to get to the finish line before everyone else. I'll get there in time. All the flashy flash photography and people you know saying how good you are you better ignore all of that. Because if you can't ignore the you losing the race, yes. Imagine some guys the f1 is like yeah, you gotta be in, you know, you gotta be on the other side. You gotta be aka very soon. You gotta be Shaheed. You know, I'm saying you start looking away. You're studying Yeah. And you want this thing. Phone, internet, messaging, friends, hang around social time to time distract, you're losing a big time. So you should be one of the most

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organized people. Now, in terms of organization, what you need is actually one one good thing that you could do is that you know this kind of friends that you have, you will be careful in the friends that you choose because

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The friends that you choose,

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those friends are either going to make it for you, or they're going to break him.

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If you have a friend who knows the limits of disturbing you, and interacting Eliza, he knows the fine line between the two as a good friend. If their friend doesn't know the limit.

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That's not a good friend. If that friend of yours talks too much, yeah, put a doughnut in his mouth.

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Put a golf stop soccer stuff in his mouth. Seriously, that shouldn't be your friend. If someone talks too much, be straight with him say brav you know do some Vicar

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and some Jana. You know, start talking to the angels next to your shoulders. Savannah. Savannah Ryder subarna Allah subhanaw taala your talk talk some sense. Some guys they just talk rubbish. All day. They just can talk. Some of them talk about what happened in university politics that are happening in the world. This is not all Do you see the goal is in football. You see this is a cha cha cha cha cha cha. What is going on? You're a study you're a student? Why are you here to socialize? Choose your friends. If you have a quiet friend is bad and when your students are quiet friend is better than to have a chatty friend. And between the two, whichever one has got wisdom to

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know that studying comes first over socializing. That's the best friend you can get. And you should stay in their companionship, you should make them your friend, you should make them your role model. And the best best friend you can find is the one that is organized with time.

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biggest problem most people have and I'm giving you information which you'd go out then get for 200 pound for a cause our goal seems to people are paying hundreds of bucks. What do you call boxing? The thing? What do you call it? Quit quit hundreds of quit

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a buck so you go to town there are Jeez, yeah, they're spending all that money out there to get this value. Other biggest information is you're looking, you're looking entrepreneurship. You look in the most successful men and women in the world today. You look in the most successful people across the globe in many different areas. One key thing the successful people have, whether it's religious, non religious, whether it's people in academia, non academia, one key things as all are most successful people have is that they are organized with their time.

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And guess what? Most people are disorganized with their time.

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Do you agree or disagree with me?

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Now I'm talking about is a time you better be proper organized. You get up for further your day starts don't go to sleep.

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You gotta have a father some people are looking at our father was father man never studied that man. What's happening,

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Father is more important than University time, some guys, they will make sure that the alarm goes off and they take you seriously, you know, the alarm can go off as many times as you want. But it depends on you. Whether you take it seriously or whether you don't in the sun. So if you don't want to take the CST

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D

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right, if you want to take it seriously.

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Because the university time, my friend, further count before University, Allah comes before you studies. Remember that. So in the morning, you get up and you get it for further and make it your habit not to sleep straight out or further, if you are asleep for a little while and get a quick rest and get back up is good. You know, you know with sleeping, there's a pattern.

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If you sleep and you make it a long sleep, you need to there's a part that comes you make you know, like for example, if you need seven hours, you got your seven hours and you get awake and you still doze off and you still sleep. If you get to the nine out of 10 hours, your body will need to sleep the 11th and 12th hour to put it back to normal again.

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It goes into reverse mode. If you eat the same thing. If you eat and you fall and you stop as in full as in, you know you think Yeah, should I eat more? Should I not be your former friend? When your body says Should I take a bit more Should I not take a bit more you're full.

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The mistake you make is you say yeah, let me have a bit more then you have too much. Then you have too much water that you know what happens.

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You know what happens too much food in there. Too much water in there make increases the body heat and want to increase the body heat and your body is nice and warm and relaxed and you're trying to study

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here

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You're going to be studying in Jana Brava,

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you're going to be sleeping with some rain in your head,

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you're not going to get to studying that book because you got to his body heat coming up because you ate too much. And because you went over the limit, the best is that you balanced your eating, and you balance your sleep, as well, when you've just woken up, just get up when you need sleep, again, have is bad for you to have small sharp naps than for you to have long periods of sleep is better for you to have small bits of food that keep you going than to have large amounts that just make you go to sleep. And you know, the study

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room that you've got, you got to regulate the temperature of that against your body temperature to keep it not too warm, not too relaxed, and not too cold, is it going to be just in between, because that's where your alertness is going to be. If you make it too hot, or too warm, you're going to be sleep, you make it too cold, you're not gonna enjoy sitting there and learning. So you just gotta get gay, right? So sleep and food, you need to keep it controlled, apart from other things that you've got to keep control. When you got these obstacles under control, your social life, your friends, your technology, your media world, your social networks, you got all that under control,

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you've got your sleep under control, you've got your eating under control, right and you got organized time now begins study, there's quite a few obstacles, you get to get out of the way, most people get stuck in these obstacles, and they're not able to move on, they're not able to actually study properly. So now when you study, you got to study 45 minutes, like I said, Take a break, the best break is get some proper fresh air, get some good oxygen in your lungs, fresh oxygen in your lungs is good for your brain,

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move away from your study place, get up get the circulation of your body, the blood of your body going. So either you do some real exercise, or you go for a walk or you go outside, or you just change completely the environment you were in and come back fresh for another 45 minutes and use us to take the information in. You do that over time, every day more or less with your little breaks in between. and your one day a week break here. You do that from September all the way to may Yeah, I'm telling you, you're gonna walk in the exam hole, like a person who has just conquered a whole castle, you're gonna walk in there with all the information you need. And in the other video, the

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one that is about how to pass your exam successfully. Now guys see that one because information I've said in this one, most of it now is not in that one. Right. So in that one what I've said in the book that I've told you I've told you to get which is how to use your head. How to Use your head by Tony Buzan, or some pronounce that Boolean or something, be used that a and

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Tony Busan, how to use your head now that will teach you teaching techniques and so on. And doesn't matter how slow you are in actually preparing for your exams, you will be able to prepare for your exams properly. But after all of this, you know

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all the things that you're going to do in terms of preparing for the exam. See, I can see right now you know we've gone over the 45 MINUTE SUMMARY.

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Some of you are like

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shaky getting boring now.

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After all of that,

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don't forget the biggest, or shall I say in your language, biggest, biggest

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thing that you must keep in your mind. Above all of this is your connection with Allah.

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If your connection with Allah is there,

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it can only enhance your entire learning. Information stays in here based on your taqwa

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your awareness of Allah. The more the more aware you are of a law the longer you will keep the information in here. The less you are aware of a law, the less the information will have will stay inside here.

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When Imam Shafi Rahim Allah He complained to his teacher work here, he said, I can't keep information in I can't retain it. He told him straight up, he said, stay away from sins. Because this knowledge is a light from Allah. And those who sin don't receive that that light so you don't keep that knowledge inside here.

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If you want to keep the information inside of here, then you're going to have Taqwa and a taco is that you keep a lot before the people in front of you. You guys are young, and you know young people. They are the best people.

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And the worst people

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you're two together, man. You're the best people because all revolutions come through you people, you know, young people that are into their old politics, young people, they're they're got hot blood and they can make things change for young people. When that hot blood goes down the wrong wrong vein, you know, they could become crackpots. You know, young people can go the wrong way or the right way, if they go the right way. Alhamdulillah if they go the wrong way, law, however, luck was a labor law, right, and I'll show you some serious damage. So you guys are the best people in the West, the people you decide which one you want to be. And saying that what I'm going to say is, your

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energy is of a very good level, don't waste it in the young beauty Allah has given you. Now all of you are handsome, and all of you are pretty.

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Don't try and make it even more

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and become a target for one another. Just don't do it. You know, most people in universities, they think that, you know, I've got to you know, like, the next thing my papa, my mama said, after my exam, is I get a job, and then I get a house, then I get a pretty wive I get the trial, you know, job house and wife, man, you seriously lost it. If you think that by you making yourself look extra pretty handsome, that you're going to get that thing you missed out because the person who's gonna fall in love with you is already destined to do that based on your normal face. Not the one that you basically put everything else on to

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Tallulah some kind of cat walking on a little show, you know, so don't get distracted with all of these things. And guys, you know, guys, the boys Yeah, I'm saying yeah, you guys, please do me a favor. And I have to say I want to say openly. guys learn how to use the toilet man.

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Seriously, boys, especially, you know, don't go every time you go to the men's toilet in a university. Right? And the sisters total hamdulillah Allah makes him sit down.

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The men

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says I'm just going to take my virgin to say this. If you can't keep yourself clean, then the angels are gonna come to you. If the angel of mercy don't come to you, you're not getting the Baraka from Allah with your knowledge. I mean, seriously this

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learn how to use it by sitting down Don't you know just you know, wash the whole place you know before you come out just don't do that do yourself a favor. Because end of the day you've got a you've got a grave that is coming down if you don't use the toilet properly you've got some serious punishment that is lying your head if you use your property you got to reward for the entire time you were inside there. Now the one the one big reason why I'm saying this is because you know I go and lecture in most universities when you go into the toilet area you see so I lied I allow these guys I know you've got non Muslims here as well. But you know sometimes you you come in anything

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yeah, Muslims have just used this man. So and be considered as well you know, when you do will do as well in the sink? Yeah. Don't try and make you look like you just had a shower.

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You know, the waters everywhere. They're non Muslims. They're gonna judge us as well. They're gonna think so how can a dean is this five times a day, they turn into a bath? You know, I walk in there and I feel like tiptoe in there because some Muslim guy is like getting ready to pray to Allah.

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Seriously, you know, when you water by spill, have some tissue already cleared it is wrong when cleaning the place, cleaning nicely. So the next time it comes, you see says that you know it's nice, not clean Muslim Hassan reason why I'm saying this is because the Guardian has come to us to teach us everything about the Brotherhood of the ego goes with you study, the way you live your life. The way you have your taqwa, the matakohe you have the more you'll be able to keep your information in your mind and into ours and so on. do ask to us to try and make your exams better. I've said it all in the other video. If you haven't watched it, it's only 55 minutes or something.

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Just watch it please because it's gonna take me another 55 minutes to say that stuff here. Right. And already some of you are, you know, you know hard enough. Yeah. So