Channel: Hesham Al-Awadi
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Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim.
when he had no hair on his face, meaning that he was a young boy, and people in Botswana received 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 had he
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 lousy idea begging you to listen to me. They were begging the shake, knocking jumping from that Windows please had dinner had dinner. And then he would sit down and then you had this one produced by message of Islam.
Salim al Medina Deen, Allahu Allah, Allah Allah Allah Allah subhanaw taala Lima Hakim.
In lecture one, I started with a personal details, discuss the childhood household, social and political context of his time, his teenage travels, activities, utilization of time, talents, and we ended with his works with his books.
In this lecture, I will visit the themes of the characters or the characteristics the features
of Mr. Bahari.
I will discuss him as a Daya or color to Islam, through his action, not rhetoric.
I will also discuss his fear of Allah and what I called his sensitivity.
His security. His consideration is thinking about the feelings of others, not doing everything that suits him. Irrespective he doesn't have a dog that will attack. He doesn't spit on you. He kisses you. He tampers you, he cares about you.
I will discuss him as a man of dignity
that will never ask anything from you. Even if he's dying out of hunger, even if he's naked, and has no clothes to wear.
I will discuss him as someone who has got strong good near and when he does, he never evokes
I will discuss him as a person who was eager to maintain his reputation, not as an arrogant person. But as someone who carries the hadith of Prophet Mohammed salah and should behave in a certain way.
I will discuss him in his a bad in his devotion in his love of Allah and the Quran.
And this theme should have occurred and rounded because no one was expected to know of his data. Only through mistakes students sneaking and waking up in the middle of the night unexpectedly and watching him and reporting. And if we did not have these students because they were slaughtering and sleeping, we would not have knew about these things about Imam Bukhari thank them for not sleeping the night. Thank them for reporting these things to you.
And then I will discuss Imam Bukhari as a sportsman and I have spoke
about had less time to play.
If you want a title for this talk, call it
a man of comprehensive personality as comprehensive as Islam as comprehensive as Islam.
So the Imam Bukhari did not need you to tell him that Islam is a way of life.
He knows that better than you do. He practice it more and better than you do.
Those people had at their time, probably less knowledge than what is available now in CDs in books.
But they were men of action. Women of action. We know a lot today.
But we rarely practice. Anyway, Daria through his action.
Why do I say that? Yeah. Or Kohler through his action?
Because the immediate thing that Imam Buhari did was to make himself felt in his society, that his society needs more than his powerful memory. You see brothers and sisters, you all of you have needs more, or that supersede the fact that you just want to learn about human behavior.
You are sitting here thinking about Monday.
You are thinking about marriage. You are thinking about how am I going to go back home? You are thinking when are we going to have our lunch or dinner? You're thinking about Oh, I've switched my mobile off. How many people are calling me and texting me. I wish I opened a mobile to check your thinking about many things. A lot of you or maybe a few few number, I hope not a lot. I think about money. I need money. I need to increase my wages. I need 50 pens to drink a cup of tea.
I will sit here and ignore all of that. And say salaam aleikum wa Salam aleykum sister See you next year. But even Buhari will not do that. You know Buhari will mingle with you will interact with you. And we'll see how can I help? You want examples? Imam Buhari every month must spend 500 Naira for the seekers of knowledge. That means the students he sees that this student is wearing the same trousers every day, and looking right and left thinking about how he's going to feed his family.
He leaves him a parcel of 100 and says keep it you might use it you might need knowing that he indeed needs
he gives the poor and the Messiah keen.
Not only that, brothers and sisters.
He helps society to erect buildings
in bahara, or at the outskirts of Mahara. They wanted to build a hostel or a report for the travelers.
And I cannot at limited time
dwell into how Islamic cities were organized. You will be fascinated hospitals orphanages, schools, places Turkish baths if you call them that, but they are not Turkish actually public parks existed since the more you there were you know brothers and sisters, you will be shocked. There were three traveling hostels free, free of charge. And you will be provided with bed and breakfast,
English breakfast, whatever, but for free for free. Just because you are a traveler
or you're a seeker of knowledge there are hostels for seekers of knowledge, fascinating, our Islamic history. So at the outskirts of Bukhara, the society, the Masons wanted to build a hostel for the mazarin or for the travelers who is over there, who is over there dusted with cement and with dust, and with sand and with bricks. Yes, indeed, you've guessed it, Mr. Bahari is carrying on his top the top of his head, some bricks and helping the Masons to build that hospitals and taking the dust and the cement etc, to the sand to help and they we say to him, yeah, be relieved, sit down, and he will say what brothers and sisters, he will say how the lady and found
it is that which will be of benefit to me.
When, when, when
in judgment. You see, I am building this hostel not because I'm going to be the director of this hostel. No, I'm building it, because this is what will benefit me. So hello, Amanda Howdy. Howdy sanbo. Harry's enough to benefit you. Brothers and sisters. Do you know that every Hadeeth that you read or read from Buhari he gets the edge of for that whether you like it or not, in his grave is winning edger But no, no, no how the Libyan faraone because I am after agile I want the reward. If the reward will come through charity I will spend if the reward will come through holding bricks and carry them I will hold But not only that, you see brothers and sisters to understand the character
of Imam Bukhari understand one thing that he has great access to hygiene that he is a Mohandas that he was a mom of Sierra so he knew better than me and you and all the lecturers that talks about the seal of Prophet he knows the seal of Prophet Muhammad Salah, so he knew that Prophet Muhammad wa sallam used to carry bricks over his head when he built and invested and nabawi in Medina, he knows that he helped in the digging of the trench in the Battle of 100 he knows that so he wants to be like the Prophet sallallahu wasallam you see brothers and sisters.
To follow the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed Salim is not just to keep you to be or to have your trousers above the ankle fine. To me, I think this is the easiest, you know why? Because once you do it, it becomes a habit.
Yes, you look more smart with a beard. If you shave it, people will think that of you. Yes, I'm used to it now.
Sister wearing Hijab again, I'm not picking on sisters wearing hijab. But sometimes hijab could be a habit. Yes, it's because of my father is because it makes me look prettier. This because I had no time to comb my hair. Yes to be accepted socially.
Some, some have this idea not probably here but in the east. And you see the sister wearing Hijab but have thrown all the makeup that is sold in boots and on her face. Yeah, I mean, this is this is the contradictions that duality and we have duality among the brothers as well. Wearing a beard having a beard and a Salaam Alaikum brothers are very stupid and go to the house and see how he runs the house. Not necessarily there is music in the house, but there are other corruptive things. Allow them how they know those people will wholeheartedly entering the Sunnah of Prophet Mohammed.
Mohammed says I follow the footsteps of Professor Solon. Even I came across a hadith that says that our Salah mons had a copying some of his blood taken and he gave the person who did the copying one dinner. At my time. It's less than this. But I give the person who does the copying one dinner, because I remember the prophet SAW Selim did.
And when he finished this hostel, he was so happy that he could contribute and help so much so that he invited all the Masons, all the people that witness that hostel to a congregational banquet. He spent money on bringing chicken and meat and rice, etc, etc. and did not collect donations at the end of the dinner. No, he made that dinner he fed them and he wanted to make his society happy. It is that is you see brothers, this is how our sisters, this is how people felt that there is 100 among them. This is how people you see it's not just about the memory of Eman Buhari, there were people who learned over 200,000 IDs. But they were not much more the thing that will carry the
bricks on their head to help build a hostel for the travelers. And also he was at area through his class area, corner to Islam without publicizing he behaved in a way that he never intended people to be influenced by him. But you see great people when you are shining. You cannot prevent the light. The light will come. Even if you close the curtain, it will come it will appear and people will sense it.
You see? And half of Apple photo Ebony alley as sulaimani buy candy. This is the share who narrates the story. He says semi auto aliy even handmade.
I heard and even have been hammered.
No one tells me please that had never met my soul. So Samantha even handed me my suit.
He says I heard my father tell me this.
Do you understand? So how many narrator's
three. The father tells Ali Abdullah Mohammed no Massoud and Ali Mohammed Massoud tells the chief
who's now narrating the story to us three people to narrate the story. Look at the story, and you might know it.
The father who said to the Son, the son who said to the half of the father says, couldn't have imagined this. I'd be Abdullah and Buhari fortify inside me here to watch out for the mother for the NASA to write to my daddy, etc.
He says we were attending a circle by Mr. Bahari.
And one of the people who were attending the circle was as it's typical, unusual, playing with his belt. And so there was a small splinter in his beard small dirt that he took it consciously took it
and threw it on the floor or throw it in the mosque. Something that we see it happening frequently. For item Hamad misma.
I saw him look like this is someone who's not just narrating Colorado law. No, no, he's alert. When you cough, he knows when you scratch your nose. He knows when you scratch your head, he knows when you throw this out of your beard, he will notice. So he looked at him. And then he looked at the people to make sure that the people are not looking at him while he looks at that man.
And then he says the father who's narrating the story to the son. He says when the circle ended in Albuquerque made sure that everyone left the circle and went outside the most.
Remember how he went to the dirt to get put it in his sleeves. And when he went outside the mosque he floated who was seeing this who's watching you see brothers that were people
alert people watching.
I don't think that he knows that this story now is public. I don't think that he would expect 2005 by Chaplin, we have to, if he was here, he would say, Well, how did you learn about this? I thought no one know the Father, the Father, you see of every middleman sodium, he will say You mean to say I need Mohammed, every muscle? He will tell me that? Oh, yes, you know, but he told a half of our father.
What's the point of all that brothers and sisters? You see, the point is that generations after generations carry report Islamic values. And this is how you become a diet. You don't have to become a diet through rhetorics and lectures, and people taping and taking notes. No, the way that I shake your hand, you will say to your mother, and your mother will say to your sister, and the sister will say it when she gets married to her husband, and asked me to say to his children,
and by that time, we are all dead. But the children will remember that one day my father shook hands with.
If we had people like him, hottie we would not need cleaners in our mosques.
Because he also
never liked and this is the part that I talked about sensitivity, never. He never liked to harm anyone. Yes, because of out of fear of Allah. But even in even if what he does is halal,
and does not make Allah angry, he will not do it if it makes you angry. And I'll give examples of how he feared Allah and that created a sensitive character. He says, my step two hadn't caught him to a better Hara. I have never back bitten, since I have known that backbiting is how you see. This is someone who you tell me what's going on and I will apply how many people now know that backbiting is how you will give me the flick of backbiting and the stories of backbiting and how the scholars differ on when to fight and when not to
and you will continue to backbite and we will continue to backbite and we will continue to gossip and we will continue to waste our time in idle talk and text messages, etc etc. But here he says I have never liked better. He says in another narration who the alum to me.
I have never back bitten
since I learned that like biting hurts those whom backbiting hurts their feelings. And he says in the larger an alkali, Yasukuni any attempt to harden, I hope that I will meet Allah and he will not make me accountable for ever backbiting and you see, there is someone who's thinking about meeting on Monday. And that is why in Imam Bukhari, in what is called ultra huatai. in assessing the narrator's you have to, you know, Jehovah is a science in Hadith, where john means that you criticize the narrator.
He say this narrator is strong, but he's weak at his earlier at his later he became crazy or he lost his memory. So he's weak altogether we leave him. Some scholars say no, he's strong when he was in Kufa, but he's weak when he moved back into
it. It's an entire sans. caddy means that you rectify the person. You say no, he's good. He is trustworthy. He's honest. JOHN, you jumping out of it means injury. So when you criticize him, it's like you injure me. Okay. So I injure you when I say you're not trustworthy. If you want me to hurt your feeling, your mind Okay, that is that is happening in the Illuminati. Now remember, karate, is even amount of etiquettes and manners when he makes jokes when he injures You know why? Because he never injures He never says or he rarely says Fernando Khattab. So so he's a liar. He would say things like,
you know what, you know, that means controversial. Controversial, that's it.
Or he's disputed. Or they kept quiet about him. Second one. You see what is coming in all this is not just the etiquettes and the mother. The comment is not he said he's not even saying that's what I think he's saying this. What do you think? Who? The narrator's the magazine, they kept quiet about him. They say he's controversial. It's not me. They say they say, and that's why when some people set to rumble party, you say that I hope that one day I will meet Alan, he will not make me accountable for backbiting anyone, but you've written lots of people in your book, a terrific career that you wrote when you were at the age of 18. When you said that my father was so and so. And my
student was also in my future son. So he said, I did not say I say I said in a terrific career in my job and daddy racing
You see how how manatees nowadays, you bring the name of x and y in the United States, or here or there. And you see, yes, he's a man of beta. I heard he's a Shia. I heard his, you know, when he was 16, he committed Zina. I heard I heard, I heard.
And you're spreading rumors about the person. He's a deviant. He's this he's got he's got that he's locked into his motion, throw these labels and confuse the people. If he hears you, he will slap you, although he will not slap you. But he'll say get out of here. Because it's not enough to say that this person is x and y and Zed you have to prove it.
And you know how you prove it. He must confess to you that I am so and so. Not that you heard people say that he is so and so. Or that you have witnessed it with your own eyes. This is sensitivity.
Okay, you want more than this?
He says I was once currently at the martial barrier. There was a scholar,
a student of his called me Marshall. Marshall is blind. He doesn't see.
And he was in the circle. listening to him Buhari. Remember how he was narrating a hadith. And Abby mercial is so excited about the idea. He's moving his head, rocking his body, and
sometimes blind people. And I've seen it and I, I am aware of that. And they say it as well are funny people, because they move in a way they behave in a way that because he or she does not see herself in the mirror. He acts in a way that looks funny to the other.
So we measured was, was excited about it. He was acting
funny. So remember how he looked at him and smile? And he was not happy about that? Because he's blind. He doesn't know who's smiling and who's not. No, no, no, he was unhappy about. So he went to a buddy. And he said, yeah, we met Sure. Johnny, he'll forgive me. I said, What did you do?
He said, on our way to Hades and Yeoman Carnival to ilica. Egypt, he wanted to have a second set of essential phenolic. I suppose because of that.
Can you heal your hammock, Allah Abdullah, I forgive you. Or Abdullah?
Your confession if it was me, I smiled. I would not say to be measured. I will say Allah, I smile. Please forgive me. That's if I thought that I did something wrong. That's even if I was conscious that I did something wrong.
No, no, he goes to a b measure and says, I didn't measure it. So brothers and sisters, how many times did we do things that are wrong?
And we had the guts to go and confess. How many times did I backside like bite someone and said, brother said earlier? I just called to say I backbiting you yesterday, I hated your guts yesterday, and I shouldn't have Please forgive me. Of course the brother will get upset and he will. And he will say I'll never confess again, but I'm not sure he was happy about it. Not Not a problem. I forgive you. Because you are Buhari.
He cared so much for the youth. Remember, he cared so much about you brothers and sisters, one of our one of his students. He said on many frequent times I stayed spent the night with Imam Bukhari and this is fascinating, by the way, when you don't have children, and your wife is always abroad, and you're abroad. This is very good. Because you have time to spend with that she'll
and he says, I spent one day with him. He spent many days by the way, but he says talks about this particular day.
He says, I spent one day with Imam Bukhari, wacana aku, laylat and wider Hamsa. Tasha, Trina Mara usually do not.
says, I spent one day with Imam Bukhari and he would wake up
during the night from 15 to 20 times. What does this tell you? It tells you that the student is not even asleep. He's counting. He's counting how many times from and in another nation, he says, I'm sure the facility anywhere
from 15 to 20. He says he wakes up from 15 to 20 times Marx takes notes on it goes his book, I told you that every month has got originals, not just memory. So he writes the Hadith. And he puts marks so everything, it tells you that he's always engaged, not thinking about girls or anything. No, he's only stuck talking and thinking about hadiths. I told you he's mad about how he's thinking about it. Not saying that, you know, I'm yawning let me sleep because I have a hard day. Busy day tomorrow.
He wakes up 20 times. Now tell me brothers and sisters, if you wake up 20 times
and you sleep from a from like 10 o'clock. 11 o'clock.
Till say, let's say fragile time, five, if you wake up for fragile, five or six, and you wake up 20 times, did you really sleep? Did you really have this psychological as they say psychologists go deep into sleep, don't you sometimes having gone through this experience that you are asleep, but you are aware that the mobile phone is ringing? You're aware that your mother is saying, son, wake up, help me in washing the dishes. You are awake, but you're asleep. But you haven't. So the point is that they never slept. And the students were but this is not the gist of the story. This is not why the story is fascinating. To me. The story is fascinating for the following the following day.
What Raka says to him Buhari call to attack me rollin fck colada wallet, okay, Tony. Yesterday, I saw you waking up 20 times, opening the lamp, putting the oil in the lamp, having the matches and igniting the oil. You did it 20 times. I'm your student, I'm your servant, you should have waking me up when you went away according to you, but anyway, you should have waking me up no meaning that you should have asked. You see, these people are also sensitive the student if he has not called me I will not include maybe he needs some privacy. Anyway. But what does Mr. Bahari says this is literally what he says on antishock, fellow HIPAA and the Dalai Lama, you're still a young boy. And
I know that young people like to enjoy themselves when they are asleep. They don't like people waking them up.
And I didn't want to disturb you sleeping. Only when you grow up old at the age of 60 and 50. We might be aware of your our parents and grandfather, you wake up at four o'clock or five o'clock. You know, even if you slept for four hours.
But only babies need to sleep lots of time and young people. They need to sleep and they are useless when they wake up even but they sleep a lot. So he says enter sharp now when you're young. I didn't want to wake you up. Lots of halala he was young, but he was a weak man Buhari. He was so sensitive that he wrote poetry, believe it or not, not he was not a poet, but he wrote some poetry. One of the things that he wrote is turning filosofi footlocker in faza, honey akuna mo Touka. Barton comes here in LA, I'm in Hungary. So come in the habit nessam sorry, hi. felter. Excellent Arabic. Now let's have the rubbish translation to English. That's my translation, which does not make sense, which has
nothing to do with poetry, but just let's have an attempt. Utilize your spare time in praying for your death might be out of a sudden,
you see many that are healthy with no illness, pass away, out of a sudden,
out of a sudden, so I put sudden twice to give you the arithmetic anyway to kill you. And to tell you this is point three, three. When you have spare time, pray, make use of your time because one day you might die and don't think that you will die out of illness. But you might die suddenly and Imam Bukhari actually had a similar fate.
Brothers and sisters, I was trying to demonstrate how sensitive Imam Bukhari was, to his actions to his intentions to even an accidental smile, a behavior that should not have occurred. And when it does, he tries to repent from it, even if it takes him to the extent of going to the person
to confess and to ask for his forgiveness. He was also sensitive and had consideration even against those who did wrong
to him. Imam Hari
Rahim Allah inherited the business of his father, and his father was a merchant. When he went to Mecca that is Imam Buhari at the age of 16.
And the father passed away it was
the brother, the elder brother of Mr. Bahari that took care of the business. And when Imam Ahmed or Sheikh Ahmed
passed away, Mr. Bahari inherited the business but he could not attend to the business on a daily basis because he was traveling. So he invested in the capital of that business by lending people money to invest in projects and share the losses or their gains. And one of the people actually one of his clients
or one of his customers borrowed $25,000 which was a lot of money from him, and he did not bring the money or he did not pay it back and support
I love this person. His movement was being traced by the students of Imam Buhari. And whenever he arrives late like Satan at Morrow Morrow which is in Iran now, or he is close to my subwoofer or summer camp, the students report back to him Buhari, that your client, the person that is you indebted to you. He's in that particular location you want us to catch him? Do you want us to report the authorities about him? Do you want us to speak to the mayor or the ruler, ruler, that he should capture him? Remember, Harry at that time was extremely famous and anyone would have liked to do anything? by way of a favor. However, even Buhari did not want the rulers to intervene, because he
said that if I asked them for a favor, they will ask me for a favor in return, which I will not want to fulfill. Mr. Bahari, this is his political attitude, that he didn't want any relationship with the supreme or rulers, which tells you the quality of the rulers at that time, the deteriorating political situation that I mentioned at the first of this
lecture, but he also did not want to terrorize and intimidate that person did not want to feel, make him feel that he was followed that he was watched. And when
the students asked him Buhari to write on behalf a letter to the ruler, and he refused, they went behind his back and spoke to the ruler and he became extremely angry. And he said, Latta kuno Ashoka naman yfc don't pity and sympathize with me more than myself. I know best. I don't want to pursue him. I don't want to take that money back. You leave him alone. Basically, I don't want to harass him. And yet the students were targeting him throughout this brother who who's moving, Wanted Dead or Alive. And they caught him actually, at one city. And he said, Sharla I will pay the money. And they made him meet with him on Buhari and Mr. Buhari said, I didn't ask that you will, that you are
captured or anything but it was my naughty students. He said how much are you prepared to pay? Mr. Buhari by way of returning that money? He said the Imam at the moment is like you know, something that we might encounter all the time I took five pounds and whenever I see you, when are you going to inshallah inshallah soon? So he said, Yeah, ma'am.
$25,000. He said, Yes, ma'am. I will give you one Dirham each month.
25,000 pounds. I'll give you a pound each month. And remember how he agreed. But till that moment till now, he never paid him even $1. And Mr. Buhari died, and probably the person died and the money was taken. if anything does not show you that Imam Buhari is naive, and that he's throwing money here and there. Neither does it show you that he was feeble and weak and could not take the money, by force or by conciliation. It shows you one thing, that money did not matter. Most mattered but not most, what mattered most is human relations between him and his fellow Brethren, his fellow brothers in society, another manifestation of his characteristics, another element in his
characteristics. So he spoke about how he was sensitive and did not want to harm anyone he spoke we spoke about his loss in cleaning the mosque, we spoke about how calling to Islam he was without realizing it or without being conscious of it. We spoke about his services to society. Now we speak about another element which is how dignified he was. and dignified means not arrogant or proud. But not asking people for favors, not asking people for help, even when he needs them. mm Buhari reports by saying how much to them even as them even EOS is one of the shoe of Imam Buhari, and he is based in Sham or engrade, Syria. He says I traveled to a sham.
And my money finished my expenses finished. So much so that I spent 123 consecutive days eating nothing but the leaves of wild trees, grass eating grass.
Now this can kill you sometimes if you read these kinds of things. Now we are waiting for the food to come. But he was not waiting for anything except wild leaves.
Until he says and answer something amazing brothers and sisters in our Islamic history. I have no explanation to it. But to say that, why would you know that? No one knows the two soldiers of Allah except himself. He says until in the third
A man came to me with a parcel of money
and say, keep this to you. And he disappears. That man, we don't know until today, who he is, but the man knows who he is. And I'm sure that he is taking rewards from Allah until today for rescuing the mind and the brain of that human being that could have died out of hunger.
Why did he do that? Who was he? We don't know. But if anything, it tells you that number one, people that are famous in history are not all the good people that have existed in history. Number two, it tells me that society is not passive, that students are not stupid, that the people masses are not just cattle. No, among them, there are potential great people, among them, that are positive people that are active people, only, they are no known because they are not famous. Or they make sure that when they do something, they do it in secret, or in private. He didn't leave his business card to the Buhari to contact him. Later, he left he gave the money. And this story by the way, this this
incident of giving money giving money and disappearing happens a lot in history. I've come across it many, many times someone knocks the door on you and leaves some money and goes disappears. Again, when my daughter in law, who and if anything in that story, as well as dignity, it shows how these people suffered. And this is the point I was telling you at the beginning of this lecture. They did not have a nice time they didn't they did not enjoy their time in a first class clean. No, they suffered. They ate wild leaves. Are you prepared to do that, for the sake of knowledge? Allow them I don't know. I'm not prepared for one. Some of you are addicted to McDonald's. So we are not
prepared. Yes, there is a there is a difference between rhetoric and reality. There is a difference between saying I am prepared to come and listen to a talk about Bokhari. But I'm not that prepared to listen for four hours. If the food is cold, or has arrived late. I'm not prepared for that. Why? Because we have not gone through the processes. That brings us up as upright people in that practical sense. We are brought up as Islamist or as committed Muslims on the intellectual level on the level of Camp camps, organizations conferences, but practically to sit at the middle of the night in the winter cold with a pair of shorts shivering for the sake of knowledge or for the sake
of protecting Islam. Maybe some of you have went through that experience, but certainly not all of us. But Imam Bukhari went through that experience, not not just in America, many, many scholars, including an Imam, Abdullah Josie, a fascinating scholar, and he says, Come to fisherman syba
de Vaca during dinner Isa Fernando alakea, Allah and Allah Fukuyama Cal to look ma Sherif to La
la la la la. Nina Josie says and then he says, luck is going to be Halawa, tala bien en el camino, de Dalit, Mahara and the amino acid. Now even Josie and he's fascinating about these conditions later about writing it himself. He won't be me Josie. And I don't want to bore you with stories about him, but he's really an interesting, a fascinating character. Josie, minimum, as I said, attendance will be circles, no less than 30,000 they didn't have to pay any money, but they came from all over the world just to listen to Mr. Adnan Joseph. Now what he says, He says, I remember
and nothing is wrong with with telling the students something not out of pride, but just so that he is a role model to emulate. Now, these are my personal experiences. He says when I was young, I used to travel a lot photograhy in seeking knowledge and I used to have with me, very, very dry, old outdated bread, not not not chappati no microwave with him. very dry bread that is uneatable cannot eat it, you need to break it 100 times to get to eat it. He says I would not eat it. Until I sit next to narissa one of the rivers
I drink some water and then eat it or I dampen the bread a little bit and eat it you imagine no cutting nothing. Just the curry is the water of narissa and he says what I knew him mozzarella tahseen I'm not thinking about what I'm eating. Or what I'm thinking is the sweetness of seeking knowledge. And this can happen to you I can inject you
and you will not feel the pain. Because you are in love not with your I don't know who but with Allah and this happened in history by the way. This happened in history and will lie if you will not say that I'm a liar. I'm prepared to tell you stories, but I don't want to make fun of the people that you might think were weird, but they were not weird. It's our minds that are weird. Anyway, so he did not think about how dry it is because he says
many difficulties I caught him. During the early opinions of my youth, I encountered many difficulties not just in food in many, many things that to me, were sweeter than honey.
Or life if you did not want to be disgusted with some stories, I can tell you but I don't think that the situation is, but there were people that if they haven't eaten, what they have eaten, what they were forced to eat, they would have died.
Why? For the sake of knowledge and for the sake of and again, another manifestation of his dignity. Um, Omar Ebbinghaus, one of his contemporaries, one of his friends, he said couldn't Mr. Mohammed is not a bulbous electrical Heidi, we were with Mohammed ministry when you ain't
even Bukhari couldn't Mr. Mohammed even smile but bustle an actual Hadith for pocketnow, a Yamaha kolomna we missed him one day in the circle. And if you miss him, Buhari, that means something is wrong, not that he missed the train or anything. But something is serious has happened. For Jude now Phil Beatty early on. And whenever commander, we knocked on the door, and we saw him almost naked, almost naked. Of course, they didn't see him naked, but meaning that he said I cannot come out because I have nothing to wear.
Why? Because he exhausted these expenses, because most of them were not in bahara were travelers. So they had no credit cards, they could not find their mother and say, please send me five pounds. No, if you money finished, you have to wait for the postman who has is coming on the camel two months ago, and you have another two months to come. So you have to wait. Unless someone I'm not an unknown soldier sent by Allah knocks on your door and said, but that doesn't happen all the time. Don't count on this. count on the fact that you might die today or tomorrow. But in the case of Mr. Bahari, he had and this is the beauty of it. He had two friends that missed him. This is to me what
is fascinating anyway, just to cut the story short, he said, and then we gave him money. He brought some clues and he was very happy. And he came and joined the circus. You know what is fascinating in this story, there are many fascinating things. It's about how dignified he is it was about but you know what sometimes I feel as fascinated about these kinds of stories is that you had people who missed you.
You had people who felt your upsets.
Not only that, but people who put their hands in their pocket to help you.
And this is what I say to you a positive society, a supportive society, that you will not fall apart.
When you are living with that society nowadays, and you might encounter it you live days and nights alone. You might become ill or sick. And you die in your household and the flies Come on your body.
And no one knows about you.
No one knows about you.
But when we see each other we say Salaam Alaikum brother, Salam Alaikum sister, but they would not say couldn't
even say no, no, we were hammered him in his name. But we were to genuine brothers.
As I said he was not in love with money. He controlled money. He was wealthy
as long as he had access to his wealth, what abroad, but he did not. Money did not control him. Some goods came to him. And at that same evening of the arrival of the goods, a group of businessmen, traders merchants came and bought the goods for $5,000.
The following morning, new traders came and offered him with 10,000 dirhams. Now, he did not promise
he did not write a contract. He did not take a deposit from the previous ones that came only yesterday. He could have sold the commodities the goods for 10,000 but he didn't. And when he was asked why. He said in the know he will bury halen brothers and sisters please learn especially those who have businesses in you know it will bury an island in Walla, Ohio and alcova Nia tea, I made the intention to give to give it I already made the intention to give it for those and I don't like to revoke my intention.
And this reminds me of a story of Imam Ahmed. They've been humbled and humbled was very closely related. he befriended great what is called Yeah, benign. benign is a very close scholar to iron hammer you always see
they differ at the end for many reasons that I might explain to you, but they were
friends with each other, befriended each other. So they agreed to meet a scholar called Abdul Razak Abraham Hassan and he agreed to Hadith from Yemen. So because of Salah, so they agreed to travel
All the way from Baghdad to Yemen, on the way they went to Mecca.
And they did pilgrimage and who did they need? They met after Rosa. Even Hannah Sonali. Good news. We were planning to travel. So yeah, haven marine set up the Ozark, by the way I introduce you to
ever been her mom and her mom heard of him on the handle but never saw him. So he introduced him to him. This is awkward, humble. And you know what we were planning to come
to travel all the way to Yemen. But you're here. So we will book some time with you to come and meet you tomorrow, after Hodge to listen to some highlights. And then after a success, fine. Pleasure, honor and left. I was very upset and said I save you money and I couldn't have been was not wealthy, by the way extremely poor. And many, many times he was a porter working as a porter during traveling because again, like Buhari is money finished. And he would work as a porter to hire himself as a porter to fund himself throughout the journey. So he had lots of hardship, Mr. Mohammed, great scholar. So he said to me, why did you tell him that? Why did you make a booking to see him tomorrow
and they are all in Mecca. They said, Come on, I saved you lots of money traveling to Yemen. He said exactly the same thing.
I don't like to revoke my knee, I need to travel to Yemen to meet you.
And I don't want to revoke my knee to make it easier. You see brothers and sisters. It's not about revoking the Nia from halal Haram. It's not even about revoking the need to haram from haram tala. You might think it's an achievement to say
I will do something bad this Saturday night. And then Friday night you attend the lecture or you listen to a good talk while at Masjid and you say, Oh, I repent. And you change your near your st. No, no, this is not an achievement, you know, what's the achievement, the achievement is to revoke is not to revoke your Nia from something that is halon. to other that is Hillel
only because it's easy, only because it's easier. You see we are not here making a choice between Coca Cola and Pepsi. no intention of marketing anything here we are making a differentiation between what is of effort, but needs people have enthusiasm and determination. And by what is Hello, but anyone can do it. Anyone can do it.
But Not anyone can travel to Yemen to meet especially when he won't have the expenses. He had that high determination. Mr. mojari had a high determination. He said Loki, Lolita mon Allah,
Allah Hadees, facade, yada, yada he says, if someone was asked me to make a wish
to make a wish, what will that will that wish me if I asked you to make a wish now.
Anyway, I don't want to speculate. But if I remember how he says if I was asked to make a wish, my wish would be
to narrate from memory while standing up 10,000 Hadith on the subject or the theme of Salah
it doesn't make what is this a wish? Are you? Yes, yes, this is how I understand wishes. This is how I how I understand achievement in life
to be able to generate 10,000 heads while standing on the theme of Salah justice Allah, not any Hadith that I memorized. No, no, just a particular chapter in Salah. Now, another fascinating story that you might think is a bit crazy or far fetched, how he maintained his reputation as
he says, once I was sailing
in a ship, and I had 1000 dinar dinar is bigger than dyrham.
So there is like a penny and the dinar is like a town. I had 1000 dinar with me. This is the person who is who sometimes eats leaves.
And I befriended a stranger in the ship. So much so that we became friends and he showed his loyalty and veneration
that I told him that in my pocket, I have 1000 dinner. I don't know in what context Did Buhari tell him how much he has in his pocket.
That stranger the following day in the ship, stood up and began to shout, and to slap his face and to slap his head says, I have been stolen. I have been stolen.
And the captain of the ship said what what happened? He said I had 1000 dinar. And someone here in that ship stole it from me.
Who has 1000 dinar? No one except the one Bukhari. Now I ask you, brothers and sisters, what would you do?
You might throw yourself in the sea without throwing the 1000 do you know? Well, Mr. Bahari did the opposite.
He throw the 1000 dinar in the sea. And when they came and searched everyone, they found nothing of the suit. And when they went off the ship, the person, the thief that is which now appears to be a thief came to number Hari and said, How come were you that able to throw 1000 dinar in the sea? And he says to him something that is fascinating that if you had an ink made of gold, I would say you write this down. He says, Yeah, john, and I tend to be afraid to hierarchy kulu hafi Jamia de Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, why do you find the Alamo? kulu Ducati Lamborghini and agile NFC automatic Seneca Valley Dora samina Kahuna de la Sol to LA Effie hayati, Obi,
he says or ignorant one do you think having spent all my life in service of the hadith of Prophet Muhammad SAW Salah so much so that I have one this reputation as a trustworthy email?
Who does not lie? or steal?
Do you think I would have forsaken all that for a couple of money when people can register me in history as a liar or as a thief.
To me, to keep this reputation of trustworthiness is more important to me then my entire wealth. Now what's relevant about this in our life, what's relevant one thing, brothers and sisters, as Muslims, you are being watched in the West, how you behave. I'm not asking you to throw 1000 dinars or pounds, which you and me will never do. But I'm asking you to behave well. Because there are people who are watching.
And you have to learn to forsake lots of things that you love and like to preserve and maintain your reputation.
You might like to eat in McDonald's. But don't eat in McDonald's. Because there is a secret here of maintaining your reputation as a shareholder as a decent man not to eat in McDonald's, you might like to eat donuts, jam doughnuts, with all the sugar coming on your face and mouth. But you will not eat it in public so as to preserve and maintain your reputation. Mr. Malik is famous of that famous of preserving his reputation, he would never go to the market. He would never argue with the person who's selling this cucumber, how much is this cucumber. So as the person will not say, this is good cucumber for one dinar an Imam Malik so says this is expensive. He says, Are you ignorant,
fresh, etc, etc. He wants to keep a distance between him and the masses so as not to be humiliated, not because he's proud? No, no, because he is now on a different level. He is dignified by the hadith of Prophet Mohammed salah and he wants to maintain this dignity not because he's Malik. No, but because he is the carrier of hadith of Prophet Muhammad Hassan. Now you are the carrier of this job. You are the carrier of this beard. You are the carrier of this Deen. Do you consciously think about this throughout your life? On a daily basis? When you sit on the tube? When you drive your car, when you interact with non Muslims? Are you aware of that in the same way that mojari was aware
of his reputation in the midst of the sea and sacrificed 1000 dinar that could have saved in eating leafs while traveling to a sham to meet Adam in ears. Think about that.
Another manifestation of the characteristics of Islam Buhari is that he was strongly attached to the Quran and this is significant very significant. You know why? Because a lot of us even those who are involved in our quote unquote, who think that they are religious and they are active quote unquote, they are the most distance people from the Quran. There is an activist through who is well known probably who come and say I have never opened the Quran for the last two months. It is enough to blacken the image of a scholar if he says one day has passed without me reading the Quran.
Every day in three four days they have to finish the Koran so they were strongly attached to the Quran is one it was not just about. Buhari no I'm traveling I'm seeking Hades. I'm learning Arabic. I am I am I am and inside he is hollow. Spiritually he is hollow he's he cannot cry anymore because he's tears are frozen but when he sees Titanic he's prepared to cry.
So Imam Buhari was strongly attached to that Koran and Ramadan he will finish it many many times on a daily basis. And economic data me one of the well known what the theme, he says is our karma.
Hamad bin Ismail Quran shaka laka Babu wa sallahu wa sallahu wa sallahu wa Salatu was salam, O Allah Who did you know that? Did you ever tell you this? No, no, but I can see it. I can experience it amount of data and he says when Mohammed is married,
reads the Quran you can tell that it engages his mind, his brain, his heart, his sight and his hearings. And he thinks about it's halal and haram and look rather when your eyes are engaged. When your hearing is engaged. Can you feel that a snake is biting you? Can you feel feel that a wasp is stinging you? Can you feel that you are hungry?
Can you feel that your mobile ring phone is is ringing with a beautiful, silly tone that you've downloaded from the internet? Can you feel that? Yes, you can if you're thinking about the mobile phone, but you can't if you're attached to the Koran, Imam Buhari was once invited to a fruit garden and let the prayer of salado vote. And after the Salah. He prayed some time after Salah to vote at the end of the Salah. He asked one of his students to look at the back of his shirt. He says please, can you check if there is anything at the back of my shirt? And they've discovered and they've counted them 17 things swollen things by a wasp. I'm not sure if the translation is correct. But in
Arabic zombiu zombiu is the male bee
that when it stings you, it can bleed you and when it stinks you it can make you swell 17 swells and they said Tanya Imam, why don't you get outside the Salah salon quickly and see this thing that is well this was this thing at least get rid of it. He says going to acro surah mineral Quran
I was reading a chapter from the Quran in my Salah. And I wanted to finish it. He was not reading obviously, a lot
because it would have been two things rather than 17. So yes, yes how these people, these people, this is how these people were.
And there are stories by the way about those people who were focusing on their Salah, despite whatever happens. There is a well known Abbot or scholar called case even Abdullah he was extremely poor and one day he bought a horse that was worth 50,000 dinar and he was praying a lot about and a thief Mashallah a very good thief came very intelligent, should have been put here. He knows that in case he prays, he doesn't think about anything. So just next to price was the horse that valuable black Arabian horse, and the thief unloosen the horse and he stood, took the took the horse and Kai said as an American after finishing after an hour or so after probably the horse have left miles and
miles. And he called his boy and he said I've lost the horse. And the boy said to him, why didn't you Didn't you see him? He said Bella, indeed I saw him while I can come to Casali what character and upasana Salatin, the same thing as Buhari said, no, yes indeed. I saw him but I was playing and I did not want to finish up promptly my prayer.
Nowadays if there is a slight fly, I'm playing and all the time I'm doing this. I am Jani. How shall I check? my keys are? Oh, yes. Let me switch my mobile our mobile goes on and all kinds of things which shows that really we have not paid properly. And that's why prayer does not make nearly alpha. That's why we don't change a lot after after summer.
So he was very attached to Allah. He said Morocco and ethically maybe calorie fee. Could you elaborate that to be hamdulillah? What finale? I never spoke about anything about dunya without saying Bismillah R Rahman Rahim and praising Allah before I talk about this dunya which, which if anything, probably shows that he really spoke about dunya and then he will always make sure that when he calls Allah, Allah answers him and he always says and reminds his students, he said, My embattled Muslim and he akuna behala eva Allah Mr. gela. A Muslim should not experience a situation where when he calls Allah Allah never answers his prayer. What What is he saying? He's saying always
excel in a binder so that when you call a lot, he will not let you down. And he says, and the coolest thing that almost whenever you finish the Quran, make dua because I believe that at the end, when you finish reading the Quran, or memorizing the Quran every time if you do it once a month, twice a month, whatever, once every two months, that's if you do it at all, at the end of the completion, make dua because there is downstair Java here and he would always do that. He is always proud by saying to his students, I
called Allah twice. And he answered my door immediately. He never told us what did he used to want? What were the two occasions and what was that he requested? I'm sure this was something about your new memory. And rather than saying Oh, like it to be married, which nothing is wrong, of course about about that. Finally, remember how to the sportsman, and he was a man of sport, and he had time with all these things to play and to enjoy himself and to strengthen because he did not play chess. He played something that is meaningful, something that would make him have power and strength. He practiced a lot, and he enjoyed actually, spear throwing, and all these kinds of dangerous things
that he might have been caught if he was in these days doing that.
So and again, when people ask him, he says this is because and also also someone talks about origami talks about spear throwing and talks about recouping high riding horses and he used to be a powerful horse rider, and he used to be excellent in throwing spears, he will not miss his target. And one of his students said, I've been always with him and Buhari, witnessing him throwing spears he never missed, except in on two occasions. You see, everything is counted when you add magnificent, everything how many times you wake up, how many times you take a splinter out of a beard of someone or how many times do you miss even a spear? Okay, we ended here and you will be glad to know that we
will end it here second lecture that is what is the secret to all this? What is the secret to a comprehensive character? We've seen him a bit. We've seen him the person of charity, a person of determination, a person who maintained his reputation and person of dignity, a person of sensitivity yet a person who is a bodybuilder, if you want to say all this was encompassed in Mr. Bahari, you know why? Because he encompassed the words and the teachings of Prophet Mohammed Salim and Prophet Mohammed Salah was that comprehensive character and his teachings were completely comprehensive and that's why an agent will follow one of his students says, I saw in the dream Prophet Muhammad SAW
Salim and I saw hammered in his mind behind him every step that are also solemn takes I see Imam Bukhari puts his feet on that step, which also sell them.
That's a dream. Okay, not in reality. But, you know, if you were pious and you saw a dream, it tells me something like the dream that the mother of Imam Bukhari had and this was the tradition of all the Mahatma thing by the way, not just imagine Buhari
says Mark attached to Hades and allow me to be I have never written a hadith but applied it. So if somebody tells me Never apartheid, you should not back my work here at ninjalah whose work here who is work here?
Tell me don't you Who is he was the person that when Buhari was at the age of 16 memorized his book of Hadith, who was the other person
Abdullah had never been to. So a kitten ninja has a fascinating quotation, he says is the other half of the Hadith and family if you want to memorize the Hadith, don't repeat it 50 times. But if you want to memorize the Hadith, applied
through in order for a
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