Channel: Hesham Al-Awadi
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when he had no hair on his face, meaning that he was a young boy and people perceived him as a hero because he was known, even when he was young and they used to run after him while he was young going after him, please, he added Nash and he would say Not yet Not yet Not now, not now. And they will force him to sit on the floor presented by Dr. Sharma
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brothers and sisters Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. I'm very happy to meet you all. Some faces seem to be familiar. And I am glad to see new faces as well. And I hope by the end of this day, we would have
come to know each other better and move and who knows in the future, we might meet again, in other occasions, and in our circumstances,
please pray for me, that everything goes well.
I've given so many talks in the past, but every talk has got its own sense of newness in it. That's my nature, always tense at these circumstances, these conditions, I always want the best to come out of these events. I'm not the sort of person who just gives talks for the sake of talks. I always pray that Allah gives me sincerity. Last, I pray that we leave a legacy in this country, I am going to die. You are going to grow up, have children, but it's the children. It's the future of this country in our new generation. This is what I'm concerned about. And this is why we talk about these personalities.
I spoke in the past about the spirit of Prophet Mohammed sauce, and I'm still reading about the Sierra.
And I wish one day I will give a proper presentation about the Sierra of Prophet Mohammed salah and because this is the the classic example.
I'm still reading all the Sahaba I'm still reading about the tambourine. But I always feel that it is extremely beneficial to introduce our new generation to people that they think they are aware of, and that they love so much. But in real fact, they don't know anything about they know only little about
you know, even caffeine, for example, the Namibian caffeine.
Do you know that he was blind at the end of his life because of writing the texture of women kathira the very tafsir that now you read in English.
Mr. Muslim, you will be surprised how he passed away in our mojari even you will be surprised how he passed away. There were people that passed away in prison.
books written by someone like Mr. Hussey were written in prison
were written underground, because they were prison underground. And at the top of the prison, the students stood behind the windows looking down at him I'm sorry.
And amounts of hussy dictating the book of Alma suit, which is a classic book in the back of hanafy.
And at the end of the book, he says,
This is what Imam Sarkozy dictates from underground in prison, and the students are writing.
These people are fascinating, because they lived in extremely difficult conditions, don't think that don't sometimes run into the risk of envying them because they lived a better Islamic life. Not necessarily. Some of them live during the bad period of the herbicides, under the sort of jokes, etc. where there were oppression. They lived in extremely difficult conditions. They didn't have mobile phones, they didn't have cars underground. They traveled for months on camels, but what they had is determination. And this is what we lack You see, technology does not create him does not create anything.
Azzam and determination. It facilitates it, it makes it easier, but it does not create it from zero. And the reason why these people are fascinating not because they are dusted people from the past. Oh, yes. Imam Bukhari interesting. No, they are interesting because they provide us with a real model of how we should be and how we should react to our strong brothers and sisters.
This is a book by Imam of New Jersey and in New Jersey is different than email by email Josie.
Josie was a scholar, and a reminder, our a storyteller, someone who, if you want to cry, listen to him. He's now we are glad that we have 100 students. No, no, no, Josie, the minimum audience were 100,000 100,000 and this is not an annual conference in Wembley Arena. No, no, this was a daily circle by Imam agnel. Josie, he wrote several books. He wrote a book called allouche. The fascinating the amazing. This is the book.
But he was interesting in the titles of his books. He wrote this book, which is called heatable
heatable Ischia, the book of the intelligent ones, the book of the intelligent ones, mind you, he wrote another book Kitab hampta. Sorry, sorry to say it, the book of the stupid ones. And the good thing about demandant New Jersey is that he's a good collector of stories. So for example, kuttabul IKEA is a compilation of stories about those people who are intelligent. He begins with the beginning of the book about talking about intelligence, talking about the brain, the mind. So he talks about the car, he talks about intelligence. Then he talks about the prophets and then rulers, intelligent rulers, and then intelligent Sahaba. And then intelligent Rama throughout history,
stories, intelligent women.
And at the end, the final chapter, even intelligent animals, but up the chapters intelligent thief's
intelligent worshipers, intelligent, noisy people, people that were noisy, for example, there is a dinner and he wants to go into the dinner. And he's not invited. And he thinks about a way in attending the dinner, jumps over the aisle or writes an invitation for himself and says, I have an invitation and he goes, or, in our case, fix a ticket and comes intelligent. Even there is a chapter intelligent, stupid people, people who are known to be stupid, but at particular instances they behaved in a way that was intelligent.
And you might smile, intelligent, mad people, people that were mad, known to be mad, talking to themselves day or night. But were intelligent, a fascinating book. What does he say in the beginning of that book, a man of New Jersey, he says, I wanted to collect in a book, the stories of the intelligent ones for three purposes. And take these three purposes to be the purposes of this function today talking about human behavior.
The first purpose
that we may appreciate their standing and importance, the standing and importance of the people that are mentioned in that book. So my purpose here is to make you appreciate the standing and the importance of a man behind 512 second, to initiate this this is this is my project if there is a project
inspired from you, ma'am, I've been in Josie and others. He says, tell me about the submarine if I can fit him no stare dad, lean a little Kalamata waka Tabata, you don't have to take every words and notes you will become tired in a while and you will be overwhelmed by stories and names just if you want just focus and listen and enjoy tell carefully about the submarine in a canopy him know or stare dad linearly take Kalamata, just for the record. I'm translating. I am mentioning in Arabic, but let's go to the English he says second that we may to initiate the enthusiasm of the listeners or the readers. Most of his books were lectures by the way to initiate the enthusiasm of the
listeners if the listeners had the will, and the desire to attain a higher status. This is the project this is the purpose.
My purpose is to initiate enthusiasm in you, if not in you and your wives, if not in your wives and your children in your future. To initiate it, not to create it. I'm not going to create enthusiasm here. I'm here with you for three or four hours, but initiated revive it to initiate enthusiasm of the listener
If you had the will and the desire to attain a higher status if you think you're an angel, excellent, fair enough.
Third DB more JB Bella is a semi I'm an kasali. How, third humbling those who are proud of themselves.
When he between brackets, or she, this is my translation. His stories of those whom then he discovers, are difficult to compete with.
I am not here to impress you with how fascinating man Buhari was in memory, you cannot compete with him. Neither your Dell or Microsoft, or computer can To be honest, and I'll prove it. A fascinating human being that I don't know how bahara could produce such a human being? Buhari. But anyway, I'm not here to do that, to cripple you to make you feel frustrated. No, no.
But at the same time, I'm here to humble myself thinking that I have attained Western education, PhD, blah, blah, blah. And that those Bedouins that were riding the camels, what do they No, no, no. Humble yourself, because you cannot compete with them. Don't tell me that you have a watch. Don't tell me that you have a computer a portable you cannot compete with them, then what is the solution? Why How then are they practical? Well, if you want to attain a B in your studies in foreign a, you're not going to be like Buhari, who knows you might be
but at least when Buhari and not David Beckham is your model, you will be close to Buhari rather than too close to David Becker. So most models are important role models are important not necessarily that I will emulate them on and present duplicate, you cannot duplicate their circumstances. You are in Britain, you are looking bahara fine, but you can at least aspire to be like, like them. And this is the fourth purpose that I add to Imam and Josie insofar as our function. Imam Bukhari is concerned. My aim that is to make Imam Bukhari relevant to contemporary Muslims. No, no, no edited to contemporary Muslims living in the West. And this is a challenging
task difficult. What are the
what are the them today? Who are not you who are rubbish? We are all what coming here with notes and suits and ties? No, no, this is not genuine scholars in the traditional sense.
But there are dimensions in the life of Imam Buhari that are very relevant to you today.
one dimension that I want you to focus on is that Imam Buhari
was given talents, he recognized these talents, he identified these talents in his case the talent was a powerful memory, he utilized this talent. Now your task is not to try to kid yourself by saying that I have this talent of a powerful memory and try to emulate Buhari because then you will fail and be come frustrated. No, you
task and that's how a non Buhari becomes relevant is to identify your own talent and utilize.
Do you understand you understand the difference? I am not here to make you frustrated about I'm not here. Look, this is there is no hidden agenda here to make you frustrated that you don't know Arabic because the speaker knows Arabic This is far from it.
This is there is no hidden agenda here to make you leave your chemistry, psychology, biology, geography and go for calibre in Yemen or Mauritania to study. Heidi, this is not my agenda.
If you have the talent Fine, go today before tomorrow. But But no. The agenda is to initiate enthusiasm
to make you identify your personal talents and serve the oma in that talent through that talent like Mr. Bahari served through the talent of powerful memory. He became a Muhammad he did not become a professor of the Quran. And if you say to the man Bukhari told him, You know why you are not an officer of he will tell you that my talents are not the talents of a manifester, but they are the talent of a muhaddith. Now, what are your talents, it might be a medic, an engineer, a psychologist.
And if you identify your talents, maybe in the future, if a similar book like that was written you will be in that book because then you will be among the intelligent ones.
And these intelligent ones had thieves in them had crazy people in them, not just myself.
Defeat fuqaha or mega city. This is by way of an introduction.
Now, how are you going to manage the first lecture from birth to teenage? I am fascinated with birth and teenage because you always run the risk of people saying enam even taymiyah Imam Hassan Malik, Mr. Abu hanifa Imam Bukhari were great people. And you think that they were great when they reach the age of 60? No, they were great from the day that they could utter words, and that they could memorize the Quran, we're talking about people at the age of 10 1112. You are far more older than Buhari when he was at the age of 11. So you have to take the character and the personality in its entirety, rather than taking it when he or she dies.
Took about he or she maybe in the future, we will talk about Islamic personality of great women scholars, and men will be humiliated them when they listen about fascinating women. And I can talk to you hours and hours about women that has crippled men, including scholar men.
Maybe in the future, shifting from women to children. There were children that crippled men and women, those children could be your children. Those women could be your wives or sisters or mothers.
So from birth to teenage
we will talk about the personal details of Imam Bukhari. We'll talk about his childhood. We will talk about the household that protein and Buhari the father and the mother will talk about the social and the political conditions and context that Imam Buhari was living in. And then his teenage and during his teenage his travels, his activities, his utilization of talents and energy and his utilization of time and his works. He's works when he was a teenager
his name was simple.
Hammer this Marina Brahim. Or if you want the traditional handmade Ebony smile, Ebony Ibrahim al Bukhari.
But I like the name Hammett, Prophet, smile Prophet, the son of Abraham missed me, this is how you learn it. If you want it Scania was about Abdullah Abdullah.
Does this mean that he had children or a child called Abdullah? Unfortunately, not he did not have children? Was he married, there are actually lack of resources on this issue, which is unfortunate. Whether he was married or not was disputable. But scholars tend to think that he was married. Number one, whether he had children or not, is also disputable. But strong scholars tend to think that he had no sons or no children. He was born in 194 Hijri and you can convert it into Christian era and died in 256 hijiri. He was born in Bihar, which is now in Pakistan.
And bahara was known for the for bringing great scholars such as even seen
he had an elder brother
called Ahmed which no one knows about. You see, I'm jumping you see sometimes I'm so excited about something that I jump to something else. You see we are interested about Mahara we are interested about
we are interested about the children of ohare we are interested about the wife of Bukhara You know why?
Because of ohare
because of Buhari so Buhari brings fame to everyone that was connected to him.
You understand? When you are good. You bring goodness to our chapel. If you are from East London, you bring goodness to your family and when you die. Sorry to say that when you die, everyone will care. Not just about you, but everything that was associated with you.
This is the jacket of Buhari if I say to you this what would you say? This is the trousers of Buhari? It's the trousers of mahari that if you saw it at the time of mojari thrown on the you will not take it pick it up but you will pick it up now probably because it's Buhari. Isn't that right? Anyway. So however, remember how he lived as an orphan because his father passed away at a young age. And this is what I mean when I say that those people lived severe conditions.
He traveled a lot, many places that we will come to discuss when we talk about his teachers and his students. He died
a sad death and he died while he was
of his people of his society. And because of how people treated him it's unfortunate that great people are not recognized until they pass away until they die. Oh, we've been Tamia. You know, I've been telling their dad in prison, you know, this. Oh, I've been Tamia is great. Now you tell me is that even the people of the elfi Stein
in a time you know, that we all venerate them, no time was humilate. And the humiliation at that time was to put someone on a donkey the other way around, and to blacken his face. And to make the woman shout at him, and the children abuse, you know that they will pay you money through that.
Do you know that even taymiyah died in the darkness of prison when they took his books, everything from him that he had to write the Tafseer of the Quran, using chalk on the wall. And when he passed away, they found that that sear on the wall amazing things. These are amazing, those people who are not necessarily respected by their societies as we respect them today.
societies are usually blind to the greatness of people. You know why? Because they are contemporaries of those people.
Think about us today. Think about us. If I told you I'm coming from the United States.
If I told you I'm coming from 200 years back, but if I told you my name is a sham, I live in Exeter. This is my mobile number. Oh, okay, fine.
If I don't see you today, I'll see you tomorrow.
Contemporary or contemporary causation makes people blind to the greatness of existing personality only when they die and depart, people begin to appreciate and recognize their value, which is unfortunate. It happens not only with scholars, it happens with our sons when our fathers passed away.
My shout was my father and I struggle or or I argue with my mother and when she dies away when she dies, I shed tears. I wish I cared for her more. I wish I spent more time with her. I wish when there was a camp or an a conference and she said stay with me because I need you to wash the dishes. I wish I heard and obeyed her. No, I was getting mobiles and text messages. Hey, man, what am I going to be in the conference? To hell with my parents? Because Hey, I have to serve Islam, not knowing that Islam is served primarily through making your parents happy. Because when they are happy, you are going to be blessed in whatever you do.
Brothers and sisters, you are going to be blessed in whatever you do. Do you know you know, okay, let me shock you with it. Do you know that Imam Buhari was blind at a certain stage in his life? You know that? Do you know that Allah made him?
See again, with a stronger sight and vision
because of the law of Islam?
Imagine Mr. Buhari was blind.
How difficult it would be to write books how difficult it would be to travel without a companion. He might have become frustrated and say there is no hope I'm blind.
But because of the death of his mother,
she saw in a dream that Ibrahim alayhis salam came to her in that dream and said to her la casa de la basura, Nikki de Cafferty Boca, Aki Kathy,
about him, la Sam, look, look, look at this veneration, that who is bringing the good news, not a postman know the father of the prophets. Ibrahim alayhis salam is coming specially to Omar Bukhari to give you this good news.
And Debbie Brahim Elisa says to the mother of ohare.
Allah have heard your prayers, and because of your tears day or night, he have returned the sight of Mr. Buhari to you she woke up she went to the room of women Buhari, she came up and he stood as a mother.
I can see you.
And she cried and he cried. And he sight became more stronger than what it was before he lost it. So much so that the first book that he wrote at the age of 18, was written when there were no lamps was written only through the light of the moon, in the dark. in Medina most he wrote his famous book at 34 cavea, The Big History and another book, he wrote. Sahaba Tabby
He wrote it in the dark through only the light of the moon with his powerful sight. And unlike him even caffeine, he never lost his sight again.
The mother, the Mother, the Father, it's important, they are important.
physical appearance, not a lot of literature on this.
Suffice it to know that he was medium height, not that tall. Not that short. He was extremely slim. And he lost his sight in his childhood as I told you, his father, obviously it's called a smile. I've been able to him or smile about him if you want. He's calling his.
His father had two main characteristics. One is that he was a great Mahadev great scholar. He traveled a lot from bahara to he jazz, jazz when we say free jazz we mean Mecca and Medina.
He met Malik, the father of Eman Bihari met Eman Malik,
who was the great scholar. You know, in America, the founder of the great Maliki Mehta, but he was the well known scholar of the ages of Mecca and Medina during his time.
And Hamad bin Zayed, who was a great scholar of Basra.
In America I'm not going to discuss because I've discussed it in disgust him in the past, but just to know about something about Hamad bin Zayed and brothers and sisters, you don't have to take notes of everything that I say but let me just sweeten these settings, our gathering, let's sweeten it by talking about these people that you might find difficult to pronounce and relevant if they're not famous, but realize these were blessed people and they don't care that much if we know them or we don't.
It's enough for them that Allah knows them and Allah bless them. Bear in mind that those were the teachers of people that you venerate like Imam Bukhari Hamad bin Zayed was a great scholar of his time so much so that Abdullah man even made a great one Hadith says I am not to NASA fees and money him the great moms of their time in the Muslim Ummah, at the time were Sophia nfld with Kufa. Sophia Anatoly, a great scholar and a great Mahajan. He says, even mighty, there were four great scholars in their time, Sophia nfld, will Kufa Malik in Hejaz, I was in a sham, greater Syria and Hamad bin Zayed in Basra, I'm quoting you this so as to give you some background about Canada and
contextualize him and how great he was he was blind, lived blind, die blind, died at the age of 81. So you can be blind and you can be great. You can be blind and you can be active, determined. And in service of your oma This is one thing about Imam the father of Imam Al Bukhari that he was a scholar and he scholarship and his anxiety about Hadith and his love for the Hadith led him also to meet
him Abdullah bin Mubarak Eman Abdullah robotic and I'll say something now and later about Imam Abdullah embark one of my favorite actually scholars books are written about in many literature, like probably Hamad bin Zayed because he was a comprehensive person. Abdullah Malik was a comprehensive character who was wealthy, was powerful was physically strong. He can fight six, seven people like in Indian movies at once. He was a Mujahid he was an island. He was a scholar. He was a muhaddith. He loved him Abu hanifa so much so he was one of his students. He loved an Imam and for a living area. I mentioned these stories in the past, a fascinating scholar zeiten Arabic Abdullah
Moloch to me is an oma by himself. Okay, what is the link between Abdullah and Barak and the father of Imam Bukhari? A very trivial link, but yet significant because when you meet great people, nothing is trivial. You know, what you might identify as trivial is written and documented. The father of Imam Bukhari once met Abdullah Adnan Mubarak and shook hands with him, and that was documented.
This was the autograph that people were after. Not football players love singers. No.
I just want to shake your hand because this will be documented in history. And in the book of Atari held by Mr. Bahari that he has lived in when he was 18. He documented this incident he wrote about his father. He said, my father, not of course my father, he said, I will happen. It's mine. Ibrahim mohila even does darba This is the surname
traveled to Hejaz met Malik
and narrated Hadith
by Hamad bin Zayed and shook the hands of Abdullah. That's enough. That's enough. These people don't shake the hands of nasty people. If Abdullah Mubarak extends his hand to shake it, that is a Shahada jazza that is a certificate for you. You can go and become mad and crazy and Jump and dance up and down. I shook the hands of Abdullah Adnan mobarak.
But he was not only a scholar, he was a businessman, a successful businessman, and his money was from heroin. And when he was on his deathbed, he said to his students, even half of them half is the student of the father of Eman. Everybody, remember how you see how many rooms now we are coming through being identified to and this is good. I always think that okay, you might be confused a little bit but really brothers and sisters replace these rubbish names in your mind about this actor and this singer and put them in half. But I'm not even saying in your memory.
Worship I love knowing them.
Even half the student of the father of Imam Bukhari says I entered once to meet my shear. I smiled the father the father of Imam Buhari, and I heard him say that Allah moominvalley Durham Muharram wala Dr. Herman Mashaba, he says, I don't know or I am not aware of any Delhomme or penny that have entered my household, my pocket that comes from a harass haram source or even from a doubtful source. And you might think what's, you know, what's what's, what's new about what's what's interesting, significant about this, brothers and sisters, you might say that I am certain that my money is not from Haram. But don't tell me that your money is
at least not from doubtful sources. There are lots of things I'm working in an office for example, I'm working in an office where there are telephones, phones, and my boss says that this phone is for business use only through the work and I call my wife How are you Santa Monica I miss you. This is doubtful so income because you are using the telephone for an error. So my my saying that for so I don't mean that you put your hand in the pocket of others and take the money no doubtful means something that if the profits are seldom encountered, you will not do
that's why when Prophet Mohammed Salah was walking and he saw a date, he says Lola and ambia la casa de la cultura that have in it if it's not, for the fact that prophets do not eat from Southern I would have picked it up and eat it and ate it.
But if you find the what if you found the five Penny you will eat it properly, you slow swallow it. Anyway. So these are the doubtful things that we mean, if you don't think that this is fascinating, well, this this is fascinating because I haven't even Huff's comments and says when you hear this fact azahara la nfcu in the dark. When he said this, the father of Iran Buhari, I belittled myself only then I'm doing lots of bad things. You know, look, this is even talking about the doubt a lot about myself. And it's not necessarily that I might have been house as a thief. No, but like Josie says, For those proud to humble themselves, and to humble yourself, you need to know that there are
people who are more stricter than you are more conservative than you are
to lessen your pride. So Mr. Mohammed bin Huff's says I belittled myself only that actually this comment chose the effect of teachers or students. And this is something that we will discuss, discuss in the third lecture how Imam Buhari benefited from his teachers, and how Imam Buhari helped educate his students, not just in Hadith, not just in Hadeeth. Brothers and sisters, the significance of Mr. Bahari is not the fact that he wrote a book it now is printed by dar Salam or this or that translated and told you remember how he could have said okay, I'm writing this book. I'm giving it to this publisher. No, no, it's through his personal interaction and the values and
what he stood for that influence people like him a Muslim.
That said to Imam Bukhari Yeah.
Allow me to kiss your feet because you have saved him and tell you that
it's not just because the man Buhari was, was fascinating and Hades because he Muslim was also fascinating in Hades and probably say Muslim is easier to read than Imam Buhari, but it's because he interacted with him on Buhari he saw him on Buhari he lived with him on Buhari he fought for remember how do you remember how he was divorced and kicked out from bahara from summer camp from a sub war it was only my Muslim that
With Imam Bukhari when no one attended the circle of Eman Buhari, because there was an order from that ruler that whoever attends the circle of Eman Buhari is a man of beta. Mr. Muslim said I don't care. And he my Muslim was the only one that was sitting with him Buhari. Now don't tell me that this enthusiasm was because of the powerful memory of Mr. Bukhari or that because Mr. Bahari reached the stage of telling Muslims some Muslim never heard of No, no, it was because even Muslim fell in love with this personality and so and said that this is someone that I can risk my entire relation with society with a ruler in befriending his personality.
His mother, the mother of Imam, Bukhari,
she was an Abbe de
la, Rosa Java. She was a great worshipper. And imagine, imagine brothers and sisters when a great wife dislike the father of Imam Bukhari. Mary's Mary's agreed arbiter what are the product, no less than?
No less than mojari. Brothers and sisters, and sisters and sisters and sisters.
You are responsible for the children.
I have a daughter.
I love her so much. But I don't have the time to spend with her as I would like to.
She comes to me and says let's grow together.
Let's live together.
And she always expect me to say to her that sentence, go to your mother.
Go to your mother go and help your mother.
Just to give her any idea to get rid of her. Because I'm working. I am writing I am reading. I have lots of stories. I have lots of ideas to give her but I can't.
What do I do? I push my wife to read. I push my wife to study because she will be able to transform this knowledge communicate that knowledge to my daughter. You are the sisters responsible. You are responsible as sisters and married at university. You are responsible, potentially as future wives and you are responsible as mother's
men could be between inverted commas great, but they are useless because they are outside in the public sphere.
It's the mother that brings the Greek people and we're like brothers and sisters. If we were to write books about the role of mothers in bringing Greek people like Imam Shafi and embedded in Hamburg and Abu hanifa, we will have volumes. It's unfortunate that we don't know anything about the model of human suffering. And we know everything about you know Shafi. Why I think that if it was not because of the mother of your Shafi Imam Shafi would not have been known to us Do you know that Islam Shafi was born in Ashkelon, in Palestine, as it was, it was only his mother that decided to take him all the way when he was a child to Mecca because she wanted him to become a great fucky.
You know, I always imagine and think, what if he remained in Palestine? What if his mother said, well, it's difficult to travel, expensive to travel? How many months it will take me to travel? No, no, I will travel because I want to live for that shot. Do you know that amount, Hamby was an orphan.
And his father died when he was young. And his father died when he was the father, the father. The father died when he was 32.
And the mother was was in her 20s.
The mother could have got married,
could have said, Okay, I live my life.
I will take care of my son, but I, you know, I would like to get married. No, she sacrificed her entire life for 100. And I loved her so much, that he did not get married until she passed away. And she passed away when he was 40 years old. And some of the sons of Mr. manhandle were so young, when he had reached the age of 17.
So she was great worshipper that is the mother of Imam Bukhari. She did lots of the art for him and return the site for him Buhari for the sake of his mother. And that's why one of the works one of the books of Imam Bukhari that we unfortunately don't have access to, it has been lost and there are many books on human Buhari that have been lost. One of the books
was called Kitab ability to add, taking care of that parents and making better and treating them well. And he collects all the Hadith about children. While they Subhana Allah, many scholars venerated their mothers
You know, brothers and sisters, that the students of Imam Abu hanifa
I'm sorry to say this hated the mother of
hated to see the mother of evil Mama hanifa appear suddenly in the midst of the circle. You know why? Because the moment she appeals, Abu hanifa has to stand up and say to her mother, what do you want? She says,
I can't go to sleep. Come with me
and put me to sleep and in Abu hanifa will leave the circle and abusive is waiting, and it has an issue Bonnie's waiting and all the scholars are waiting.
Brothers and sisters, those are the potential scholars of the oma. They are witnessing their shirt venerate his mother. Do you imagine then Abu Yusuf coming and abusing his mother is she
is venerating brothers and sisters. Do you know that Abu Yusuf venerated Ilan Abu hanifa, so much so that when his son died,
he did not make lasagna for his son. And you might say, what's this way? To that extent? Yes, to that extent.
He gave it to the neighbors and said you make it also for my son. I have to attend the circle of Imam Abu hanifa. They said, Come on, your son is dead. He said My son is dead. But if I missed the circle of your mama hanifa I will miss my life as well. You see, he was the recorder. There were no mini discs. At that time. He was the recorder of everything that Abu hanifa Hutton. And to him This was more important than his son.
Now imagine imagine
the amount of money for says with all due respect abusive and to your son, I'm leaving, I'm going to leave you because my mother is more important than me. And with all due respect than your son and yourself.
And he will take potato sleep probably tell her bedtime stories, I don't know, put her to sleep. And when she's asleep, he will come back.
One scholar was reading and water of Mr. Malik
to his students in the house.
And this is a story that I didn't want to tell but since you're a lovely audience, I will tell you the story.
And suddenly he stood up
and the students
what happened? Why did he stand up? He said I saw my mother coming out of the the second floor of the house. There were two floors and he was walking.
And believe it or not, don't throw me with tomatoes. Do you know what he said? He said and I never sit while my mother stand up.
How many times do you see your mother in the kitchen? you're washing the dishes and you're crossing your legs and watching I don't know spider man or a movie or how many times and when she says even when she says turn down the evolution says come and help come and do that. Oh come on. And then when a brother Brother Yes, I'm ready to come inshallah conference. Yes, yes. Islam. Islam is the way Islam is the solution. Salaam Alaikum. Mother, spider man again.
Yanni? No, no, these were genuine people. And this person who stood up this person who stood up for water, he did not stand up because he knew that the students will document that he did not go and put his mother to sleep because he was anticipating that I will use it for one day narrate the story. No, no. These were people of class, they knew that if it was not for the mother, he would not have come to this
event because he lived at a very difficult time. You know, brothers or sisters, the other side period we go we go into a little bit of history here. And I might bore you a little bit, but I'll try to become as interesting as possible.
You know that Islamic history begins with the Sierra with a time of the khilafah, Rashida and then 90 years of anomaly at period 400 years of an herbicide period.
And then mameluke period and then an ottoman period and then the demolition of the hilife. This is 1400 years fine, but this is we sell it now in less than two seconds. Now, Mr. Buhari in a nutshell, let's assume the camera now has existed in the later part of the herbicides a lava, which is bad news, because the later part of the herbicide khilafah was corruption was kills. And that's why the doctor came and destroyed Baghdad and herbicides shifted back or shifted actually there in Africa to Egypt.
During his time, people became less committed to Islam.
People were very much influenced by the Roman civilization Roman practices.
Because I'm talking primarily about Maha vihara, which is far away from the other side center, now, besides center being back that
so bahara is is harder for you to know, it's just the eastern part was the eastern part of Iran. Okay, so was Pakistan is towards the eastern part of Iraq, towards the eastern part of Iran is Hassan.
Hassan is a big region that had many scholars coming from Hassan. Hassan is from corizon. They were not shy. They were they were not even Iranians. No, no, they were Persians. But when Islam conquered, they became paralyzed. And that's why he writes in Persian and write in Arabic corizon was this center for sciences now, outside just outside the outskirts of kawasan. In the borders of what used to be USSR was bahara. Summer Camp, and how much is now in Pakistan. Buhari lived there. I'm saying this to tell you one thing, that when the other side period, or when the beside Caliphate deteriorated, it deteriorated most visibly in Kurdistan and in Bahasa corruption on the political
level. And on the social level. People were drinking, people were dancing, people were doing all sorts of things influenced by the Romans influenced by the Persians. Bear in mind that Bukhara was newly conquered as a what later became a Muslim land, you know, when Bukhara was conquered at the time of the annoyance, and that's why Buhari is originally a fire worshiper, the grandfather of his grandfather was a fire worshipper. Like a great Muslim scholar now who is originally a Hindu or a Christian. So Haha, Buhari is not that person who is a karate shy, an Arab, etc, etc.
On the science level, the other side period was the golden period for the scholars. So during Buhari, do you know who existed? People like me, even humble people like him are Muslim people like Timothy, people like him unnecessary. People, like even murder, people like Abu Dhabi. People like
Mohammed bin Bashar and others and others and others. I'm not trying to impress you with names, but these are names that existed, and it's only honest that I tell you about these names. So on the sciences level, he was flourishing
traveling movement of people continuously. The fact of the 40 months was documented, students were crystallized on a man that had flourished other than the four, not just the four. There was the map of La inside in Egypt, and there was the map of element in a shower. Some people say that you don't know how he had his own method, but it demolished it eroded because he had no committed discipline students.
And there is a great debate among scholars whether even Buhari was impeached or not, some people say he was a follower of the miserable Vietnam Shafi but a lot of the scholars see that he was a much the
books of the year there are a lot books of history.
Okay, what's the point? The point is one point A he was relevant to your time there is why chapel mosque
but Saturday night close to white chapel mosque, there are nightclubs and pubs.
There are East London's and the restaurants and all the English come to celebrate tandoori chicken and the curry.
There is this and there is that and you are in between? Fortunately or unfortunately, struggling about citizen citizenship. Struggling is this Donald comfortable? authorial Islam struggling, struggling about your identity, struggling whether to keep a beard or not to wear hijab or not to cover your face if you're a sister or not towards the above the ankle or below it. Music is haram or halal. halal chicken is halal or haram.
Vinegar is halal or haram struggling with these issues
because they are specific to your culture.
This is a B
you have talents, you have talents. How are you going to utilize your talent? You are charming. Your talent You're charming.
Are you going to chalk up girls because you are charming or you are going to attract people to Islam because you are charming.
You have powerful memory are you going to do like
Dustin Hoffman in raima learning about cards and gambling to make as much
money to Tom Cruise as possible, or are you going to utilize your powerful memory in learning more and more come on and Howdy.
How's it going to utilize it? So imagine Buhari is relevant in two ways.
A that he lived a corrupted period.
But he did not become corrupt and be he was talented, he chose to utilize his talent for the service of Allah and Islam.
You You live in a corrupted period.
difficult period after 11th of September difficult period. But there are LMC there are Muslims not there are Holocaust circles. There are camps. There are audio taping, there are people coming to talk about you on Buhari, there is power, there is revival. Are you going to stand behind or jump over the wagon and contribute to this movement?
And how are you going to contribute cross your legs and criticize or use your talent in organization editing, computer skills, economics, mathematics, all what you think about this went to graduate, get married, have a mortgage,
put my children in private school and then die.
If this is your concern, then Santa Monica.
But if you concern, it's not a no this, but to also
make a sister.
Make a brother pray
make someone shake tears because he heard you because he saw you.
Anyone come and said Mr. Lee come as well.
So what did he do?
He learned the Quran and became a memorizer of the Quran at the age of 10. So he recognized his talent. He says well him too.
I have been inspired to memorize Hadith. He says this. And in another narration says
Allah made me love Hadith. Brothers and sisters remember how he loved Huggies? I'm sorry to say this in the same way that you are not some of you mad about music.
And you listen to her and only occasionally and when the voice of the car is only melodious. Otherwise you
know remember Hari venerated any anybody. If you want to attract his attention, just say, Allah Rasulullah sallallahu Sallam and you will listen.
So he, he recognized this talent. And he traveled at the age of 16. His his mother that he loved so much and living with his brother and lived alone,
lived alone approach.
At the age of 11, he entered into the circle and sat down and attended that there's an Imam adapting one of his early shoe
and adapted he was reading
or narrating some hadiths. And he said,
narrated Abby Zubair narrated Ebrahim so Sophia
heard this hadith from Eddie Zubair heard this, from Ibrahim heard this hadith from x y Zed. This is the Senate is not off the chain of reporters of the chain of narrations.
You are listening here in that circle, fun. Sofia and a big Sham comes and says, Okay, fine.
Because I don't know the difference. Fine. Well, you have a genius who knows the difference?
At the age of 11 he raises his hand and says he or she
soufiane never met at least aware.
So he could not have narrated this episode.
And adapted. He was astonished, who's who's talking 1000s of people 1000s of people are sitting and I literally mean 1000s you know brothers and sisters in these circles. There are no microphones, but the speaker is not expected to shout. So how do people listen at the back? There were dictators
so someone is sitting at the back he listens and then he he shouts at the brothers and sisters, these circles. Let me tell you how they are organized. Okay.
The shift sits close to the member
and the people sitting at their right hand and the left hand his right hand or left has to be senior people like in the harm. You see she assured me that the people who are applying preying on all of us you cannot go there you cannot reach the police. That will
Second, third row are all of us, and then comes the less senior. So in the in these circles,
only the senior people that's why Imam Abu hanifa will not allow anyone to sit next to him but I will use so that when they discuss an issue, and imago hanifa was the busiest, the loudest, the most, the very shabby disorganized circles. They used to the students used to disturb the people who are praying in the mosque, because they are debating all the time. Unlike the circle of Imam Malik, very quiet. If you ask Mr. Malik, what is your diary? He will beat you up. You have to really I mean, this is I'm not kidding. Yes, two people are not any racist or anything. There were two black people very powerful people sitting at his back. If you ask those people to beat you up, you are in
bad trouble. And Mr. Malik does not like interruption. He does not like you to ask him what you believe. So if there are brothers here that are crazy about what's your delete, what's your assume they will be beaten up by human money? No, no, honey was fascinated about this. He likes it. He says, Okay, what do you think about this mess? Enter? For example, this you say the students a man this is Alan says no, no, this is how I'll do it. And he gives you 30 daily.
And then he says, Okay, are you convinced? They say okay, of course, vertically. He said well, bad news, it's haram and he gives them 40 that is that is haram. And they revoke This is how and then when they reach a conclusion. He says to abusive write it here in Bab Anika write it under the chapter of marriage if it was a marriage issue, okay. There were scholars that did not like anyone to sit next to them just see like space. Okay, there is a scholar of man.
Sometimes you might call him mad scholar, lots of stories about him here and you love. His name is Ella mesh, and Amish brothers and sisters was blind. And he was bad tempered. Yani bad tempered, I mean, if not to senior bodybuilders. Next one, he had a dog. And you know, and if you make him upset, he will just let the dog loose. And the dog used to guard the house. If you were a student who came early in the morning and you disturbed him, the dog would run after you. And he always looks at the window, say, I know that you will never desert me because of my ill morals because you need my knowledge. So he was quite confident. And he doesn't like anyone sitting next to him. One
person wanted to feel a little bit intelligent, wanted to record this name in that book. And he fought his blind. So he came and sat next to him. So remember Hamish is very, very intelligent. And every time he says he narrated so and so and then he spits on his left, and then at the end, so and then he splits on his left. And the decision say say though, the student says Why are you splitting says no, I have bad ideas. You know, I'm spitting on the devil until he left the circle. And they then realized that no and six sits next to him. I'm Amish. Very dangerous scholar. There were scholars by the way that needed total quietness. Not even mobile phones has to be switched off. If
you suddenly with your pencil, you need to sharpen the pencil. He will just if he was holding a microphone, we put the microphone and say see you tomorrow. No sharpening, no, whatever. So there are these these kind of I actually forgot what I wanted to say. But anyway, yes, Amanda? So remember,
suddenly, an 11 year old boy. He's not playing with his Gameboy or no, no, he's saying what you're saying is wrong.
To him, that was the shape of Mahara shade of blue car. So fantana Mr. Bahari narrates the story to one of his students who asked him how did you begin seeking knowledge? Fantastic. So he reproached me, he said, Shut up, be quiet.
And what did he do? Did he cry and go to his mother? No, he said very politely. He said
go and consult the originals. Every she had this nourish from memory. But he has got things written down by way of reminding him. So remember, Harry has got books that he goes and consult. But if you ask him a question on the street, you will not say let me consult my books. Like I'm consulting here my notes, but he has to have originals written.
Okay, so remember what he says he says, Go back to the written sources. So Amanda Lee said, okay, and he went back
and said, former hula hula, okay. What is it then? He wants to test that the mind of this person.
Remember the chain of narration soufiane narrated from epi
surveys narrated from
you forgot already. Ibrahim, you look good.
do well with Mr. Bahari.
You see the man Buhari brothers and sisters, I'm not kidding you. If he took your mobile numbers, all of you, he will memorize your mobile numbers.
Okay? He doesn't need these memories in the mobile to record he will memorize all the and you want me to shock you. He wouldn't memorize them in the sequence that you've given him.
He will know that this is the mobile number of the sister sitting here. This is the mobile number. And if you change the mobile number sequence, it will tell you number 50 must come in 49. He will tell you this
genius, but I'll prove it. You might say I think you're talking rubbish. No, I'll prove it to you but in a while. So
he said What is it then? He said
soufiane narrated from as Jubail narrated from Ibrahim. What's the difference?
And this is
me and you. We don't know the difference between a cabbage potato and a carrot. But the mohabbatein know the difference between the way I'm assuming because, you know, chain of narration tells me what? It tells me the name. It tells me the place. It tells me the birth. It tells me whether he has met the following person or not. It tells me that the places that he traveled. So if Sophia Sophia and was in bahara, as Dubai never traveled to Bihar, he was in Baghdad. How else could they have met? They didn't have MSN Messenger? Oh, no, no. You know, they have to see each other they have to meet each other. Then adopted. He says sadhak You're right. But this was a turning point.
Not to Buhari, he knew he knew that he's a genius, but a turning point in society. Now we know that there is an 11 year old boy that is a genius.
At the age of 16, he says so this is at the age of 10. He memorized Quran at the age of 11. He did this that really thing stretching his intellectual muscles and showing his memory that you know, 1111 no beard no hair nothing. Child child. What is this? This is bringing in 11 years old boy today and let us assess his concerns. Let us assess these concerns. Go to his room and see what is on the room. What is on the wall. What photos what picture the life tour is in. And if it's a girl Barbie, I I don't know maybe at the age of 11 something else but these were the people this where was the son? Then he says at the age of 16. I memorized the book of hadith of Imam Adnan Mubarak, because at
that time there was no Eman Bukhari no books of Buhari or Muslim admin Mubarak is the person that I told you that was the friend of his father or that his father shook his hand in a robotic had a compilation of Hadees. Where are they now we don't know. destroyed. So he memorized them all. At the age of 16.
Mr. Madden and mobarak just introduced the character gradually.
When he used to pray, he used to leave the masjid not sit with the people and go home and read books about the biographies of the companions and the Sahaba and Hadeeth. I told you the great Mohandas and people, one of these students said to him, and he does a little email attachment. When you finish prayer, why don't you sit with us? He said, at least from our Sahaba tambourine order to be him or her fairy him from Oklahoma.
He says, I am sitting with the companions and with the librarian, you see, reading the books means sitting with them. That's why now we are all sitting in Sharla. With the man Bukhari, he says, I am sitting with the Sahaba and the tambourine. Why should I sit with you, you do nothing but back behind. You do nothing but back by and he's talking about students that do not back bites, but now because he's measuring them against the Sahaba and determining they are rubbish. So if he would, if he was to sit with us, he would spit on us like an Amish. He would not set with us at all. You are backbiting you're gossiping, you're lying. You're stupid. You are all sorts of things. So why
shouldn't I sit with the Sahaba and this is just a glimpse about him in robotic but we will revisit him in due course. And remember how he also learned the book of work here at Ninja, a great, great scholar. He also had his own combination of hobbies that remember he memorized at the age of 16. Where is this book now? We don't know destroyed. Mr. makia was famous for his rabada and his devotion and his powerful memory who used to narrate 700 Hades on the spot 700 Heidi's on the spot. One of his students asked him once, what is the medicine for good memory powerful memory some students used to have these particular memories
terial to keep like you have tea or coffee to keep you awake, now are some like blazar or some material known at that time to strengthen the memory. So one of the students said to him, what do you take to strengthen your memory? Do you smoke? Or do you have drugs or something? No, no, of course not. So what do you do? What do you do to strengthen your memory? He said, I want to get della Istomin to go to Ebola. And if I told you the medicine, will you use it? He said, Indeed, or Mr. makia. Can Can mahasi measure up to mithila hulan have abstaining from sins. I have never seen a medicine like
this is something for you. If you want to have powerful memory, good eyesight, good physical body.
Epstein, for instance, because Allah will bless you, Allah will bless you our bodies, by the way, and you know this artherr and we're, if you look too much to girls, if you look too much to indecency, the eyes you will wear glasses the following day. But if you read your Quran, if Allah will bless it, and even when you come blind, tearaway for the sake of Allah, this is the second that you pay to Allah for the sake of a decent eye, or a decent leg or a decent hand.
And he Mr. makia, would read third of the Quran every night and pray tahajjud every night and your staff that Allah had asked a last forgiveness until such time these are the kinds of people that Ilan Buhari used to sit with physically no through their legacy through their books.
We have to conclude at the age of 16. When as soon as he memorized these books, he left to visit with his mother, and with his brother Ahmed to hatch,
he went to Mecca to do Hajj. Then he said to his mother to his brother, you go back to Pokhara and I will stay here continuing to seek knowledge because this is the time that I have to now go outside the systematic way of learning Hadith, or for anything was to sit and exhaust the issue of your local region city. And then after you utilize them,
maximize your utilization of their knowledge and go back to the nearby city, nearby cities etc. And this is a follow up around a follow up. And so he went from bahara age of 16 went and stayed in Mecca for two years. So he left Mecca at the age of 18 and stayed in Medina since the age of 18. Stem stayed there for some years before he went back before he continued to travel to Baghdad, Basra, Kufa, Egypt, he went to all these kinds of places, which we will discuss later. But my point is this. My point is this when I'm thinking about how to make him relevant, you see a lot of you brothers and sisters, maybe not a lot of you, I don't know. But I know a lot of you probably are
away from home. You come from Manchester, Birmingham, Bradford, you left your parents there. And you are studying at Queen Mary Guildhall. Imperial, I don't want to do any marketing here, because we are recording, Oxford, Cambridge, whatever.
So you are living alone, you are living in halls of residence, you are living in a troubled place, seeing lots of things that you should not be seeing, etc, etc. You know what I mean?
Allah is with you. Okay, we had this before, fine. But the point is this, the point is this, that the concept of living abroad, when you are a teenager, the concept of being alone, when you're a teenager or at your 20s is a very dangerous thing, is a very dangerous thing, because then you have lots of spare time, and then you have lots of you are bored, etc, etc, then you begin to do lots of things that, you know, you know, the saying I don't mind is the devil's workshop. Now, you know, Buhari left his mother and his brother when he was 16. Now, what does he do? Does he start smoking, or experiment with drugs or, and then become religious when he joins the sub site at the university?
No, no, no. As soon as he stays in Mecca, he begins to write books. And he finished his two massive books when he was at the age of 18. He wrote a terrific review the Big History,
which was the history of the companions and the targeting, and what was he doing? what he was doing in this book was exactly what we not exactly, but even better, what we are doing now. He was writing biographies of the Sahaba and the tambourine that are relevant to the Hadith. So now they did Wow, yeah, even me soufiane Okay, who is Maria Joseph Landon, he says Mahalia Sophia, born in so and so traveled, became a Muslim. And so and so he traveled he died at he met those those scholars. He made those kinds of people that are later will become relevant to you understanding silent Bukhari if you're studying the senate of reporters or the chain of narration, so it's a big of hide. It's a
book of Hadith, but more of a history of the Mojave theme and he wrote it in the darkness.
Using only the light coming from the moon This is someone who used to be blind bear this in mind and never forget that. And people lighting at the age of at a young age is not something that is it might be fascinating. Now of course when us doctors write only PhD theses is at the age of 30, or whatever. And we are happy excited about a PhD thesis that is publishable while Mr. Minow who lived for 43 years and died at the age of 43 had these massive amount of books, including and much more great book in the form of a chef, and rather Sunstein and others and others doing nothing in his life. But writing books, some of them in fact, I don't want to any discussed you discuss you
would not go to the toilet because they have no time, but to write books on demand. And now we come to talk probably about him, although I did in the past, used to sleep on his book, used to sleep on his books, and just sleep for five minutes, wake up, put some cold water, gain his activity and continue to write again, as if he knew that he was going to live for only 43 years now you have a brother saying, I'm only 30 Okay, fine, you better have some lollipop and enjoy your life. So these people were productive. So at the age of 16, he began writing this book and you might say this is amazing. Well, let me shock you even more enamel so you'll be a great professor of Koran. He says, I
memorized the Quran when I was below eight. And my father used to take me to the circle of Eman, urban and rural ask Kalani, who's a great scholar and maybe in the future, we can talk about him as an agile scholar. You had a marvelous sister that took care of him who had a marvelous wife that supported him.
He married her when he was 22. And she was 18. Anyway, this
mounts up when he was eight. He used to attend the circle of abundant hydrolysed Kalani who used to take him his father.
And he used to stay for hours and hours and hours listening to even hydroflask Kalani. And when he was at the age of 80, says, enough to keep tabs on feet of cereal basmati when his dad wrote a book about the meaning of Bismillahirrahmanirrahim. And about the meaning of Pinochet Panaji. These people were writing writers when they were waiting.
Anyway, so they were great writers at that early age because they didn't have TV at that time. So yes, these were great scholars. And with this, we conclude I apologize for taking that much time. But I think we've contextualized now emailing Buhari, but you haven't heard anything yet about Imam Muhammad
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