40 Ahadith of Imam An-Nawawi 00 – Introduction Part 1

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Who was Imam Nawawi? What is his 40 Hadith collection about?

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Hungry Allahu Akbar files Rahman Allah regarding Latino Stouffer Susana Allah seguro suniva Fatah millon de la la la skia. Was Harvey hill at the another.

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So we gathered here today to start off a class on the 40 Hadith collection of email. No, we're not here today.

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before we actually start the class on the hudy, there are a few questions that we need to address.

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The first question and the most obvious one is, who is Mr. Miller? We don't know Kalani on it. And why are we studying his book? So who is the man? No, we question number one. Question number two, why are we studying his book? After we've answered these two questions properly, and then we're ready to actually study the book itself. So who is him? I know we don't have to let

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him know what his actual name is. Matthew Dean, abuser, Korea. Yeah, even shut off. More you Dean. Abu Zakaria. Yeah, yeah, I've been shocked. So in the Arabs, when they would call on someone, there were three methods they would use to refer to that person. One of the three methods was a locker. locker was a praiseworthy title, give it to that person because of something they've achieved. So much you Dean was his locker. Because he dedicated so much of his life to it for the purpose of a long line, it was Salomon, fifth and all the different sciences. They say there wasn't a science that he studied, but he did not annotate his books on the sciences, meaning providing his own

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thoughts, his own reflections, his own research. So therefore, he was given the title, the title of your dean, the reviver of the dean. And there were many scholars in the past, who were given such beautiful titles in Amazon de la la la, he was called phygital Islam, that him being a Muslim, was a proof that Islam was the true religion. I mean, a man so intellectual, a man so deep in his knowledge, there were scholars that went as far as saying for the month of July that he had all of the knowledge present to him. All the knowledge that was present to him he had it all in his brain. And in another way, he was definitely one of those people. Now his Korea is abuser Korea.

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Now you'll learn up ahead, actually, let me just define what a cornea is. The cornea is when you call a person while making reference to their male child generally, it's the oldest male child and we will learn soon inshallah, that Imam Ali had no male child so why was he called that was a Korea we'll talk about it there inshallah. What was his birth name? His birth name was yah yah. Yah, yah even shut off. He was born in the southern part of Damascus in a small town a small village known as anila in the year 631, after his God

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and because he was born in this town, Noah, this is why he is more commonly known as Imam nawawi Allahu Allah, making reference to the city he was born in

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him No, we don't look Allahu Allah was not born to a family of scholars. There are some scholars who are born to a family of scholars. So for example, one of the famous scholars and Madina, munawwara Boston min Muhammad, he is known as one of the leading scholars of Medina munawwara of his time,

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posse Muhammad was a son of Mohammed bin Abu Bakar. And as his grandfather abubaker was the Companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. So when you look at that family, he comes to toss him the son of Muhammad, the son of Abu Bakar, to study for their loved one who was a direct student of the prophets for a long while it was set up in the successor of the prophets that allow it so that you see the richness in the family and also you understand where that knowledge came from. It was transformed from generation to generation now Mmm, no, we don't have the last era didn't come from a family. His father was a businessman. And he was a famous merchant he gave most

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of his time to buying and selling, buying and selling. However, even though his father was a merchant, he was known for having a an inclination towards the deen and not only just any inclination, he was known for being pious and righteous. So one thing that scholars they point out here is that even though you may not be a scholar yourself, as long as you have inclination towards the deen, it's very possible the loss of Hanna Matata will give you children from your offspring who will be scholars and imams of the dean.

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Who will be imams of the deen inshallah Allah does not even know that I'm with the law. He had a from a young from a young age. He was a different child. He wasn't the kid who wanted to spend all this time on Xbox. He didn't enjoy going to the movies so much in the long route. He wasn't a big fan of the Olympics, or boxing or soccer or basketball. He was one of those kids who actually didn't like sports at all. He didn't like playing at all. His friends would mock him. They

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A joke about him that saying to him what kind of kid are you? You don't like playing all kids like to play right? Isn't that just inside us? So hear him? No, we don't have to lie. Holly never had a desire to play his friends used to actually force him to play. There's one incident that one time his friends were forcing him to play. And he had no desire. So he was pushing himself out of the playground, you know, pulling himself out of the playground and sitting on the side and reading some verses of the Koran just entertaining himself by reading the Koran. And while he was reading, there was a shift that was passing by that saw the whole scene of his friends kind of forcing him to play

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him disengaging from the playground, and then going to the side and playing. So this shift this man went to he was a traveler, by the way, this shift was not a resident, he was a traveler. He wasn't a mom, never we don't have to look at it and said to him, do you have a local teacher? And he said, Yes, I do. He said, Take me to your teacher. So am I'm never going to move to LA he only took the shift to his teacher. This shift, went to the teacher and said, if you are the teacher of this young student, I asked you to please give him extra attention because he will be one of the Imams of the future. He will be an imam of the soma. So this teacher was a little skeptical. He said, How do you

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know Are you some kind of religion some sort of fortune teller or some person that looks into the stars and tells us what's going to happen in the future? How do you know? So he said, this is something that Allah subhana wa tada put inside my heart. So I asked you that give attention to this young man. Now? Allahu Allah. You see he dedicates his life to learning the Quran learning the Hadith from a very young age. And I'm no we don't have to lie. They have already memorized the entire Quran. When he was around 10 years old, he had already memorized the entire Quran cover to cover. And his father now financed him and sent him to schools to study.

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When he was 18 years old, his father sent him to Damascus, out of mela, and to the major city of Damascus because the resources there are much greater. Now the state of Damascus is very different from what it was not too long back man, lots of Han with Allah have mercy upon Damascus. And However, in all the cities in the country in that area, that region in general, there are lots of panels that are preserve them and preserve their lives preserve their families preserve their wealth and their and their houses. A very sad situation. But there was a time where Damascus was the hub of knowledge. And when I say there was a time I'm not talking about that, historically, 1000s of years

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ago, even till recent times, people from across the world traveled to Damascus from knowledge and email never went to law. They also traveled to Damascus, to seek knowledge. The first school he went to is a school called subtle medium. He went there and studied there for a while, however, he was then encouraged to go to another school called a la jolla. And the reason why he was told to go there is because there they actually have proper boarding. And in my memory, we don't have too long since he wasn't from Damascus, he required boarding.

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And while he was at the school in La Jolla, he would give his day and night to study knowledge. His classmates, they say that he would attend 12 lectures a day. And each lecture was one hours, one hour, so that's 12 hours a day he was giving the class and then he would revise for another 12 hours a day. So 24 hours a day of his was given just to seeking knowledge. And during this time in La Jolla, he studied Adobe, to its depth. He studied fifth, Heidi, he studied legal theory of Islamic law. When he was 24 years old. He then started teaching at the National Theatre School, which is another great school in Damascus. Now you're 21 years old, you're an outsider, you're not from

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Damascus, and you're coming to one of the major schools and you're a teacher there. So they're beginning to grow a buzz around him. I'm always named that Who is this kid? Where did this talent come from? You know, what does this kid all about? Anyone know what his own teachers, his own students, his own classmates would all testify that he was a man that was from another world, they did not know they would say we didn't know if he even slept or if he even ate or if he, you know, we knew that he used to pray and do rabada. But as far as whenever we saw him, he was always with his books and studying and studying and studying. And this is how a person gains knowledge. Knowledge

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isn't gained through partial studies, even though partial studies have their place in STEM. But if you really want to reach that point where you can really make a difference where you can take it to the next level. If you really wish or desire to be an Imam in a science, then you have to know that you need to give it your all. Remember, we used to refer to La La would tell the students lol mula Chica who had Akihiko luck, that knowledge will not give you a portion of itself. Until and only until you dedicate your entire self to knowledge. You need to become a slave and servant for knowledge. When knowledge calls you, you will go when now that is in front of you, you will sit

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respectfully in front of knowledge. And it was these people who gave their life to knowledge who ended up becoming great imams when I

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To study in mothers,

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there was one great scholar from India who came to visit our mothers. His name is shifts this bonding, great scholar. And I recall when he came to visit us, one student asked him he said to him shift, how did you reach such a high mom such a high rank? Were you Mashallah, he is a writer and so many sciences and had a phenomenal school and, and produce such great students. So he said, if you want to know where I am today, you asked the perfect question, Where did I start one day, because when you look at the moms and where they are today, as their end result, it's very easy to get diluted into the fame cloud, you have to go and put yourself where they started off. One of my

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teachers used to say, how many to 50 dama buzzard, Al Qaeda, Al Qaeda, that there was a time in the beginning of our studies that we had God without God is like a lentil soup, right? We have a lentil curry without any lens. When there it was, like, we were facing pure poverty, like you could have probably done we'll do what that without soup or whatever they call it, right? Whatever they called it. These are people who made a tremendous sacrifice shifts a big bond, he says that I went to the mother said to study when I arrived there,

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I applied for admission. And they said to me that they would give free education, they would give me free hospital free piece of steak, but they wouldn't provide me food for free. They said you had to I had to do my own food. So he said, in the lunch hour, when all the students would take a two hour nap shifts. He said I would go into the village and there was a Hindu man there, I would work for him. And my job was to carry two buckets from his house, walk one mile, fill it up with water and walk one mile back.

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That was his that was his job. Now for someone who wasn't a bodybuilder, or someone who didn't spend too much of his time, in a gym, doing yoga, you know, drinking protein shakes, she has a deep bond who says this was something very hard for me, it was very hard for me to walk with the buckets. First of all, one mile while they were empty than filling them up would break my back, then carrying them for one mile would also hurt me more. And this person that I had to deliver the water to didn't live on the first floor, he lived on one of the higher floors. So I'd have to walk up the stairs with the buckets. And he says there were times in my life that I would reach the second or third

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floor and the bucket would slip from my hand

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and then have to go all over again. He said that sometimes I would sit by the side of the road. And I would try to align say you're a law, such a high price for knowledge, such difficulty, his mother and father couldn't help him. His mom actually told him very clearly at the beginning, my son, if you want to seek knowledge, I won't be a barrier. But I want you to know that it has to be your choice. And it has to be your sacrifice because he had two sisters who both had disabilities. And his mother said, I've given my life to them, and I can't work for you and I can't help you in any way. So he was on his own.

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He would work and do this every day. Until one day What happened was, there was another kid who joined the mother, NASA from his same city bonda another kid from the same city joined the mother's side. And that kid applied for admissions and they told him the same thing. You can stay for free. You can study for free, but you can't eat for free. So the kid thought to himself if I can't eat here, how am I going to live? I'm just going to go back home. So he kind of packed up his bags, he was ready to go back home. When shift Siddiq came to me and said where are you going? He explained the situation shifts dictate to him that I work for this man in the village. And everyday after I

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delivered him two buckets of water he gives me one piece of bread. Half of your half of the one bread is yours if you study hard.

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And now he was sharing the one bread he had into half with another student. These were people who made a great sacrifice. And even though we don't get along YALI is at the top of that list that he made such a sacrifice. He had very little things that he possessed. Some scholars say one of his students who was known as a no only a silver. His name was given them a thought. A thought is the major biographer of remount Moby Milan, YALI, one of his students, someone who always had eyes on the Magnolia law era. In a thought it says that all he possessed was a turban and a long gown. Everything else he just picked up from here and there and made ends meet. Otherwise, all he actually

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possessed in his wardrobe was a turban and a long gown. And the reason why he possessed a turban is because it was a tradition for students of knowledge and scholars of Hadith to wear a turban when they would teach. So he would wear a turban when he sat down.

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The only thing he would eat was cake and olives that his father would send him from Noah, because he was sure he was certain that that was food that was earned through a permissible income that was earned through permissible source. So that's the only thing you would eat the food sent by his father because he knew that if he polluted his body with something that was doubtful, it will leave a spiritual scar and that spiritual scar would stop him and prevent him and become a barrier from the person who he wanted to become a mom. No, we're done with the law, honey. He would avoid many permissible things, just so that he can just so just out of a doubt or the fear that these things

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may be dumped.

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And there are many scholars who actually teach us this lesson that a person can only gain the highest levels of buchla if you learn to sacrifice certain things, just because it's hard, doesn't mean you should do it doesn't mean you have to do it. There are many things in the Shetty agarwalla that we should avoid altogether. For example, overeating, or, for example, eating this eating less. You know, there was father's in the past who ate less. Mm hmm. He was known for fasting continuously, and he would only have one meal and the other meals he would drink water. And when he would drink water even that he wouldn't drink cold water because he feared that if he drank cold

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water, it would make him drowsy. So he would drink warm water he would drink warm water. There was one scholar who I met from India. His name is shift Yoon is June 14. He is known as being one of the leading scholars of our time. In particular in the subcontinent, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh area, he is recognized as the most advanced Hadid scholar alive at this time. She has us john booty. I had the honor of doing HUD's with him on multiple occasions.

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And one time I asked him, I said to him chef, because this guy was phenomenal. I remember once we were sitting in his hotel room after Yasser Salah, and we were just sitting there, he was an old man, he was lying down. And one Algerian scholar walked in young guys, such a handsome young guy wearing a turban, had a beautiful beard was very, very nice clothes. He walked in, and he introduced himself and the chef asked him, What do you do? He said, I teach honey. The chef asked him, What do you teach? He said, I teach the helipad. And chef Yunus said to him, do you have any questions regarding the helipad? He asked me, because she knows is a master of so he'll go potty. I mean, that

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guy knows that he had a potty, probably better than the potty anyway. I'm just joking. But you know, he really knew him very well.

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So the man said to him, that I've been teaching said Buhari for a while. But the one thing that confuses me, is the sequence that remember Harding, Dr. Lee used to set his a blob set his chapters, it seems like his chapters all over the place. It doesn't seem like there's some kind of flow there doesn't seem to be like, you know, there doesn't seem to be a nice sequence. It seems to be all over the place. So when you heard such a big accusation against Imam Hadid, ontologically, even though it wasn't an accusation, it was more of a question. He sat up right away.

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And he said to the students bring my turban. And he put his turban on his head. And then after that, he said, Listen carefully. And he said to this man, who isn't developed, we can revisit him, he said, and don't just listen, right what I tell you, and then between the onset and mothered him, he went through the sequence of all of the above of Sahil Bahati, off by heart.

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It's like the man has his body memorized. And one day I was pushing him out of his home, on his wheelchair out of much of the nub while I was pushing him out.

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One person came after some random guy, he came in, shook his hand, he said, Son, I'm not even sure what do how do I and the shifts that insha Allah, then another man came, he was African. He came to shift the head, shook the shifts hand and he said, shift, blah, blah, shifts it, inshallah. And then, you know, in Saudi Arabia, how it works in the domain, one person does something the next guy does it, the next guy doesn't the next guy does it. And before you do it, there's this large group of people around him that are trying to shake his head, shake his head, and everyone's saying, shift, shift. So all the cameras in the huddle started turning in our direction. And that's what I

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knew that this night wasn't going to end too long. So a little wired the shootout, the police came in and sort of pushing and shoving everyone out of the way out of the way here.

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It's not permissible to congregate, everyone get out of here.

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So one of the cops he came to the front and lifted his hand, and he said to the ship, get out of the machine, why are you breaking the laws leave right now? The shift woman said to me, hurry up, take me out. So we were pushing him up. And while we were pushing him, he was in tears. He was crying.

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I said to him shift, I apologize on behalf of the police officer if he offended you. The shift said, No, no, I'm not offended at all by him. He was just doing his job. These tears are actually not a fear or regret or pain, these tears of joy. And he said, Today the world is shaking my hands and the bottom. But there was a time where I was a young kid whose name was Yunus from a small town in India called john poor, my destiny was to never be known. I was in a play in the mud, live in the mud and die in the mud. But then a day came where I fell in love with the Hadith of the Prophet said a lot of money was in him. And he said there was a there was a time in my student life where while the

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students around me would be sleeping, I'd be sitting in the night in the light of the moon writing down, because that was the only light I had available. He said I knew the exact calendar of the lunar calendar because I knew which nights I would have more time writing, and which nights I would have less time writing. And this man dedicated so much of his life, to hobbies, that shift us john pootie is from those scholars.

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who dedicated his entire life to hobbies and never got married. He never got married his entire life dedicated his entire life to it. And before you start thinking, well, that's a really weird thing to do. Because I kind of understand it does sound like a weird thing to do. Mmm, no, he is one of those people too. He never got married his entire life. He dedicated his entire life to it. Day and night. I asked shiftiness. I said to him, why is it that you didn't get married? So he said, I learned from the group of women No, we're not meant to LA honey. We are a people who when the time for marriage came, we had no desire in marriage. The only love we had was with a Hadith of the Prophet of the

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Bible. It was him. He said, If I had gotten married at that phase in my life, that stage in my life, I would have oppressed my wife because I wouldn't have had no interest in in at all. So I saved myself from Lou. And I engaged in the one thing that my heart loved the most and that was studying the son of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam setting the Hadith of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. This is mm

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hmm, no, no hook, Allahu Allah for his teaching. He never accepted compensation except for the first two years. The first two years he accepted compensation. Otherwise, the rest of it he taught what famila for the sake of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And even those first two years he taught, he used this compensation to purchase books, which later on he gave as a gift to the mothers and stuff. He didn't walk away with any money from his teaching. But again, I'm no we're not looking law. He only came from a family. His father was a

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he was a businessman. He was a merchant. So he was getting his finance, you know, it was flowing in from his family.

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When

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the Chief Justice started, Dena Suki was once asked to complete a mammogram, look, Allahu Allah is worth so much more. There was some part of it left. He said, Can you please complete it, someone that started in Suki. So he excused himself by saying that I can't fulfill the project of him? No, we don't put the law here because I don't have the same number of books he had. Because he might remember the law, they had a small little room. And in his room, if the books were out, he couldn't sleep. He had to pile all the books up in one corner in order for himself to be able to lie down, which shows us first thing how tiny his room was. And the second thing we learned is, how tiny his

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room was college life, be patient, a day will come when you'll outlive that college space. But then the second thing we learned is if I'm never gonna move to LA to LA,

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he also had so many books, you know, day and night, he would just sit and read and read and read. I was telling the students at the thumb seminary, earlier today or yesterday it was the one of my teachers shift.

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Rama Allah. He was a teacher of ours who loved books. He loved the books so much that he spent his day and night with books. If you wanted to search for him while he was on campus as the mother of Sir, while he wasn't the mother, so if you were searching for him, if he wasn't in the masjid, reading Salah, or in the classroom teaching, there was only one place you would be where is that? The library. He would even take his meals there. He would only take his meals and library he would tell the students bring my meals here. Let me take my meals in the library. And so patola two, three years ago, he also passed away in the library.

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He was sitting after forest law reading some books of Hadith. And that's when Maluku must have come to him and extracted his soul and he leaned forward when they found his body he was lying in the in the in the muck tub in the library over his books are a lot of mud amasian

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my no don't move to LA Holly lived a very short life. Towards the end of his life. He returned back to the city of Noah, the ruler of the time, didn't like him, I'm no good. I'm with Allahu Allah too much because if I know he was a very prominent person, and also a mom who went to LA YALI had no interest in the corruption of the rulers of the time.

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So he kind of expelled him, I'm never gonna hokulani I didn't really expel them but asked him to leave. If I'm not where I'm at the law. He left he then went to visit his teachers and colleagues in Damascus. Then after that he went to Jerusalem. Then on the way back, he went to Noah, and he stayed there for a while he then fell ill and passed away in the city of Noah on the 24th of Raja in the year 676. He died at the age of 4444 years old. There are many of us in this gathering that are actually older than him I'll never be done with a lot yet he was. Yet in his short life. He made such a tremendous dedication he wrote so many books they sell. They say that until he met the law.

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They wrote his commentary on set he Muslim said he Muslim wasn't commentated on properly.

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The chatops a Muslim was not as he was incomplete, until he might know where he came, and he commentated on, on the on the Muslim.

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There's a scholar by the name of

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Ibis. He says that email No, we don't want the law YALI had reached mastery in all three major areas. And what are these two major areas you're referring to? First of all knowledge. Second of all, asceticism, his dislike for the world, if you're not getting involved with the blink of the world, living a very simple life has focused being on a lawn that you're after. And the third thing, he was also a master and foremost is a commentary on the shotgun a fifth of the much more. The second is his very famous work. The commentary on Sahih Muslim is called shutters he Muslim. He then wrote a famous book called The other side of him, which I'm sure many of you have read or have been

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a part of our class where it was being taught. I believe every machine in the road probably has a copy of the other son Hanan. I'm not exaggerating, which again shows his acceptance. And then also, from the many books is one this book right here? Mmm, no, we don't move to LA Holly's urbaine, his 40 Hadith collection. There are more there are there are many, many collections of 40 Hadith, by the way, in my movie isn't the only collector of 40 Hadith. And neither is he the first collector 40 have you. He's just another collector. But what makes his collection so special? The scholars a say along with his own, in his accuracy in collecting these along with that. It was his piety. It was

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the foundation behind it. You know, there are some people who have so much knowledge they have so much information, man see, but there's little acceptance. But then there are some people who have little information, little knowledge but there's acceptance from Allah. That's what my teacher used to always say. Bobby Lee Allah cheesy kabuli Allah cheesy Tarbell. He has to have the ability to do something that's one thing. But along with having your ability, you also have to have gulia which means acceptance from Allah. Hence, Ibrahim Alayhi Salam after he finishes the construction of the Kaaba. He just proved his phobia by building the Kaaba his ability, but he doesn't just walk away Go

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home and start binge watching on Netflix. You're not even a human he said I'm knows that he's there still something else he needs to do. And he stands with his son and smile in front of the Kaaba and they make the da robina.

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Who Bowman Coppelia yeah Allah. We proved our Coppelia here, but now we need your kabuli we need your acceptance

40 Hadith of Imam An-Nawawi - Introduction Part 1
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