Channel: Hussain Kamani
The Etiquette of The Scholar
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As is our habit, we summarize what we've studied so far before you Ford in every class. And so far, we are studying the book of mammals.
And this particular book, the title in the beginning of guidance, and Mr. Rosario de la Hari has divided this book into three parts. The first part of the book,
it informs us of the things we need to do, and how he structures it is that he walks us through a ideal 24 hour day of how we should conduct our day from waking up until putting this back to sleep. And part one, part two, because the law tells us, of all the things we need to stay away from, and how we structure is that part of the book is, he says to us that the limbs of the human body are what are used to disavow loss.
So he walks us through each of them one by one and says these are how you just obey a law using these particular limbs. Stay away from that you will disobey Allah. Now, after going through the limbs, anyone was added after law era, he talks about the inner sins, meaning the sins of the heart, and a part two, now coming to part three mumbles out, it says Now, in order to build your relationship, first of all, you have to garnish your relationship with Allah. And how do you garnish the How do you beautify it? You beautify your deen through other through good manners and good etiquettes. And we are reading chapter three. Last week, we covered the first chapter of good
manners and etiquettes. And that was regarding how to have good manners with a law. That's the most important thing. How do you have good manners of the law? What does that mean? What are the things that need to be that wish to be your what should be the case via the state of your heart when you're interacting with Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now moving forward, Mr. Rosario De La Jolla, he brings a second chapter and he ties it he titled it
double Alimi, which means the advocates of the scholar now someone may think that here Mr. Rosati is talking about how we need to respect the scholars. That's what most people think when they read this title. But the reality is that the man was only here isn't talking about how we should respect the scholar. It's actually a very different discussion here. A man was always talking about how the scholar should respect his students.
And he says that this is actually very important, because the student can respect his teacher all day. But if the teacher doesn't know how to give that respect back, then that may not be as beneficial. So how about we create teachers who are merciful? How about we create teachers who have forbearance, how about we create teachers that are modest, and if we can create these teachers, then they will, their students will have these characteristics too. But if the teachers don't have the characteristics that will end up happening is that the students they give birth to will be equivalent in areas, there'll be equivalence equivalent in their pride. And that's what we don't
want. Now, when we talk about the etiquettes, that a teacher should have for the student, this is a very broad discussion. It's because a teacher can be anyone, anyone can be a teacher, you know, a friend could be a teacher, for another friend, you may need to be a teacher, in a particular gathering, you may need to be a teacher, one hour a day, you might need to be in a Sunday school teacher, you might need to be a teacher, for non Muslims, someone may be a teacher, for a few friends of theirs, a parent will need to be teacher for their child, a brother, older brother will need to be a teacher for his younger brother. And if you're an older brother, and you're sitting in
this gathering, or if you're a Muslim, and you influence some non Muslims, or if your parents sitting in this gathering, or if you're a mother sitting in this gathering, or anyone who is in the position of being a teacher, you must realize that what we're about to read next directly applies to you. And to be honest with you, I would say it applies to every person. Because whether you realize it or not every person to some degree serves as a teacher for another person. And the moment you realize that is when you begin to appreciate the responsibility that's been put upon you. If you don't understand your responsibilities, and never be able to fulfill them. But when you realize that
you are a teacher, for someone, there's someone out there who you are a teacher, for someone out there that you are a role model for, no matter how many sins you've committed, no matter how low you got in your life, no matter how bad of a person you think you are, there is someone who looks up to you. And that's just the nature of life. There's someone who you are maybe louder than maybe someone who you speak more than maybe someone who admires your jokes, there may be someone out there who admires how good you've done for yourself in the in the work field. Maybe there's someone out there who admires you for your strength or for your beauty or for your wealth. And if someone's admiring
you, the chances are that you secretly serve as a teacher for that person and they look up to you and they see how you
And then they learn from you. And if you want to give people a positive influence, you have to realize you have to have the proper tools. And these tools are here, as I was talking about the other, the other the etiquettes, that the teacher owes to the students, okay? If the other were there, the benefit is there, the relationship is there, or not there, then nothing exists. And this was a beautiful thing about the scholars of the past that they weren't people who taught, and were, you know, proud of themselves. They were very humble. The beauty of the scholars of the past was that if you went to meet them, you wouldn't even recognize them. You wouldn't even know that they
were scholars, these are people that were hidden. They didn't really they didn't think that they were superior to people, the scholars and the teachers always felt that they were inferior to other people. What happens today is that someone comes and asks you a question, and all of a sudden you feel superior to that person. Someone seeks advice from you, you feel superior to that person. You are not superior to anyone only Allah knows who you're superior to. The reality is that when someone asks you for a question, you should Humble yourself and tell yourself, oh, Allah, this person is better than me. Why is that? It's because I'm going to give him word, but he's going to give me
actions. And what means more words or actions? actions, right? I'm going to tell someone, someone comes to me and says to me, shift, should I drink alcohol? What's my answer? No, that's a word. That's it. I just said no. But now this person is going to translate that no interactions. So who's better near him? He's the person because he's the one where she went and fought the battle. People come to me all the time as a chef. Oh, we appreciate this. We appreciate that. I tell them guys, I am only a mouthpiece, I only tell you what to do. The reality is that you're the one who does everything. If you didn't do it, my words wouldn't mean anything. If you do it, my words mean
something. So you're the one that's doing something the student is actually in a very high position and the teachers should take pride in their students, private lessons to be appreciated, that loss of power that it has given them, students, you know, students, anyone who studies with you, they are your responsibility. So I'm going to walk us through some of these other but the teacher should have the students has been the advocate of the scholar, page 130. If you are a scholar in the manners of a scholar that you must have are and will tolerate the first thing he meant was it says not in this chapter in Mongols it lists out 17 manners that a teacher a scholar should have. And the first thing
he said, he said, the first thing is if the man What a beautiful way to start off. The man was Ollie, he really hits a sore nerve. What's the one thing scholars lacking most? What's the one thing people have knowledge lacking most? What's the one thing anyone if you have a particular skill? What's the one thing people lack most in? They lack and forbearance? They can't stand someone else? Yeah, you guys understand that? So if you go to for example, a plumber and the plumber tells you this is how you do it. And another plumber comes says no, that's how you do it. The plumbers will very rarely agree that there are two ways of doing this rather than what rather what they'll do is
sit there and fight over who's right who's wrong. You guys understand that? You go to a doctor you'll say this is how you do it. You go to another doctor and he'll say that's how you do it. Very rarely will you find both doctor saying no he's right and I'm right but they'll end up doing these will sit there and battle each other say no that guy's wrong because this academic proof because this research paper because this study that was done that's where that guy's wrong. And they'll say he's outdated and I'm the new guy, you know, you find this very filing for returns very commonly in the medicine field especially I see a lot of my friends who go to Mashallah medical school and the
you know, deal school and a little Mashallah going to Midwestern for a few years, we're going to one of the one of the medical schools here and there a few years. And what happens is they'll come back and they'll say, Oh, you know, she really, there isn't much
scientific proof behind pajama. You understand behind cupping. And the reason is because X, Y and Z, or behind what are they called the needle poking again. Acupuncture right? There isn't much proof behind acupuncture Allah waste of time, and this is always time. That's always the time without realizing that these medicines were practiced for centuries, for centuries. And the new guy that comes in always says the old guy was wrong, the old guy was wrong. And that's a very interesting thing. You know how we do with medicine? This is exactly how it works with everything. You know, the new guy that comes in always says the old guy was wrong. And it's beautiful because beautiful sexy
very weird, but it's interesting because we see it manifesting itself in our country too in our times as well. The young college kids they walk out and say all the ships are wrong. Instead all the moms are wrong. Mr. Cleaver got it wrong. shaft you got it wrong. Humble got wrong. family got wrong either. Right? And when you look at that, you think to yourself, oh, my goodness, here comes again, right? The same issue repeating itself in a very unique way. So the first thing because it starts off with addressing the scholars, he says the one thing you guys lock in is forbearance for most right now forbearance tolerance. You guys lack and tolerance. And what is that two scholars can't
agree to disagree. They will sit there and debate and debate and debate it and approve that guy's a carpet and this guy's this and this guy's that and it's silly because
we thought this is
Did you know I thought this was something that would remain maybe in Africa, Middle East, in India, but unfortunately, it's coming into our country as well not in our communities. What do you have your mom's are sitting there, and they're battling and battling and battling over things that are honestly not as important as the issues that our communities are actually facing. And I'm no one to say what's more important, what isn't more important. But if anyone has been involved in the communities and have seen what the youth are going through what our home is facing right now, there are big issues. And these issues are non debated. You know, for example, we can sit here and debate
what type of issue starts 18 degrees, 15 degrees, 12 degrees, right, be considering debate this issue, right? We consider for a long time and go back and forth.
But at the same time, don't we all agree, alcohol is haram? Yes or no? So why don't we go take something that we agree upon and go and work on the guys that are in clubs? So there's the idea of working, and then there's idea of speaking. So we speak so much that this is the issue that issue? And someone asked him? Not not Mr. Donnelly, there's another Rosati who was actually a very, very recent scholar. So someone asked him that what is your opinion regarding the one who doesn't pay salt off? What is your opinion regarding someone who doesn't pray? So he said to me, my opinion is that you invite him to Sadat.
And he said, couldn't die in Kabbalah and takuna, Alamin be invited to the dean before you become a judge for them, because
he said before he decided to call that person a coffee that is out of the other. It is, you know, what's your opinion regarding a person who doesn't have crystal on my opinion, is you need to go call that person to sit up, you need to go be a part of this problem, have fixed the problem, be a part of the solution, not someone who sits here and I know what to call them. armchair critics, right? People who sit back and his critique, critique, critique. So the first thing he says, scholars, if you have tolerance for each other, your students will have tolerance for each other. But if you don't have tolerance for each other, your students will never have tolerance for each
other. And we're gonna breed this again. You go back home, and I've seen this, you know, I've visited back home, and I've seen it in a first time firsthand. I forget seeing it these days. It's all on YouTube. And it's got to go to YouTube and type if you type in a few words, and you'll see it all. And honestly, the way scholars treat each other. I've seen it in there was a debate that I saw on YouTube the other day, there was a set of theology and a hannity out and they were both sitting there debating and they were debating over Rafael.
Honestly, Rafa, Dame is not a fan of the issue. It's the bobby Suma issue, which means that, you know, your deen is an issue where before you go into the pool, do you raise your hands and go to the coop, or you just go directly into Rico? You guys know that it's a difference of opinion among scholars.
So even if I'm Shafi, he doesn't say this is mandatory for prayer. If a person doesn't do anything, if he doesn't raise his hands, according to the mob, shafali, who says you're supposed to match after he says you're supposed to do it? If you, for example, are a Shafi and you don't raise your hands, you go into the court as your Salah break? Not at all, that's even affect the validity of your setup? Not at all, do you have to do so at the end? Marilla. It's a similar issue. It's okay. But these two guys were going out and they were going at it. And it was interesting, until as long as it was an academic debate, as long as it was an academic discussion, I was enjoying it. But then
what happened was the guy got up. And he says to him, I'm not gonna say what he said, because it's very bad. He's right, his mother.
What are you doing? And that guy's guys got up. He said, You swore Arma. And these guys roll their sleeves up these guys. Well, there's, and there was a brawl on camera. They're going out of like, have you guys seen Royal Rumble?
going at each other. And I saw this one, I forwarded to some of my friends. Some of them I sent him. I said, Look, this is the state of scholarship back home, unfortunately. And I'm sure not all scholars are like this. But this is what's happening. So one of my friends said to me, Chef, you're talking about back home, this would happen to the US too. I said, No, it doesn't. I've never seen that before. I'm not going to say which community which which city, but I'll share a story with you. And he's he said I was there. I mean, he wasn't there. But he was a part of that community at that time. He said there was a community where there was a debate over some issue. And the amount held a
position and the community held another position. And they went back and forth. And so what happened was that one morning, the mom gave a lecture after episode up against the people and their positions. A few guys pulled out guns and they hold up the moms head. They said you pack up your bags and leave our state by the end of the day. Otherwise, we're coming after you.
You pack up your bags, you leave the state otherwise you're getting a cap in your head, right? Imagine he took his cap home, packed it in her backpack, all the stuff and he left overnight, or printed the last panel to protect our demand from this kind of bullying. But can you believe this? Like literally one thing is a coupe right? Where you slowly slowly take it in. This is a very slow and stuff we'll take it to the core and we'll fight it out. We'll take donation money and throw it in there. Right? But these guys are starting to pull the guns out. They came there and they said, I'm putting a bullet in you. You get out here. And I realized that that mentality has actually come
home here too. And we're seeing it This isn't as predominant but it's a reality. So we need to learn to create forbearance for each other. We need to learn to accept that there are scholars
from different opinions, and scholars need to appreciate this, there is someone who is going to disagree with me. But the person that disagrees with me has a valid opinion. And his valid opinion is actually based off a offered research, for example, give another issue which is a sensitive issue. And I think this is something this issue of tolerance and scholars that is so close to my heart, but I can talk about this for days. And anyone who knows me knows that I talk about this issue every or every other discussion, right? And someone knows me they don't I talk about this all the time amongst my own private gatherings. So I'll give you an example. According to the Hanafi
school, but majority of Hanafi scholars say that music is not valid, it's not permissible, the use of the Deaf is okay. Otherwise, musical instruments should be avoided. However, there are scholars who say that musical instruments are hard on their permissible to use. Now, what ends up happening in our community typically, is that when you see a scholar who permits the usage of musical instruments, how do you judge him? What font comes to your mind first?
This is a very important feeling that you experienced at that moment. You know, at that moment, what you experienced when you see a scholar, any man who permits music, how does your mind perceive that person? And what how you perceive that person actually speaks of what kind of educational background you've gone through? What is that? You know, most people wind up saying, oh, that person is misguided, oh, he's misleading, or that person's following his desires. And that person doesn't understand what he's going through, when the reality is that this individual, it's his legitimate research, that music is hard to understand. And how does he prove it? He provides narrations and
he's not the first person in Islamic history. For those of you who are in this class right now, this is also I mean, with restrictions, you might have to lock it to a degree also get permission for the usage of music, the Masada himself, you understand. And not only him, there were many other scholars were of this opinion that this was their legitimate opinion, and shediac, there is no such thing as democracy. And fifth, there's no such thing as democracy for the majority wins. It doesn't work like that. If we played the majority wins card, then the 102 fifths shouldn't even exist. It's because we were always in the minority compared to other folks. You guys understand that? If I had a Do you
raise your hands or not? Everyone says Yes. Who says no?
Do you travel? Do you combine your peers while you travel? Everyone says Yes. Who says no? How do you feel when a man says on auto body in DC? I mean, now they are silently everyone says Yes. Who says no.
You should be proud of them in Heidelberg.
And these are these three issues that have already been continuing with a whole list of them. If we talk about minority and majority then we have no ground to stand on. We have programs that are that's the beauty of that's the beauty of film. It's not based off minority and majority. It's based off research. And this was Mr. Barney Frank, is his sincere research and this is what his his his ideas. Bottom line is, is his research. This was the end result that he came to. And a beautiful example of this that I'll share with you before we move forward is that my Monica de la Yannick the halifa of the time came to Mr. Mallika de la era and said to him that the Muslim Empire is growing.
And we need to find a common law to bring everyone under one ruling. So I have decided to use your fit as the universal Islamic fit here onwards. In my mother grandmother law era sent to him. He sent a messenger to the Maliki family said to him this year I'm intending to go for Hajj meet me there. So the study for also came for height. He also came for Hutch and Mr. Malik ontologically perform how many hydrants left anyone know he only did one in his life. He only did one and even that one Hodge he did after he saw a dream. Otherwise he was scared even to that heights because he felt that if he didn't if he went for Hajj, and he died, his biggest fear was to die outside Medina and he
didn't want to die upset with you. So he never even went for Hajj. And when he went for hikes, he literally went up the last one we did have to run right back to Medina, Milan kinda got moss running out of his hole, he just ran and then came right back to Medina. And he's like, did it
there's no other reason in my life, right need to step out of these boundaries. I'm not doing it again. That was just one time one thing and it's done. I'm not doing Medina ever again. And my mother died in Medina, Manila. And he's buried there. So when he went for hospice, and he by the time came there, and I'm sorry, forgive him the proposal that you give me you're
in right now. Right now, I will take that film, and I will put it inside the car, hang it on the cabin from now on that will be the fifth. And what did he say? He said such a beautiful statement that if we really understood what he said, honestly, we would understand a great portion of the team. He says to the Khalifa, that I will never allow that one I'm living. Why is that? It's because if there's another scholar who through his he had through his effort, he finds another result. How dare him act upon my opinion, that means he's cheating himself. You guys follow what I'm saying? If his research leads him to a conclusion, then how can you follow my opinion, because that's his
research. He's supposed to be following the research that leads him to his conclusion. Now note here, by the way, I just want to make an FYI statement in case someone's missed the point. I'm talking about HD heart and scholarly research, not just anyone picking up a book and saying my research leads me
That doesn't count. Okay? We're talking about proper academic research and scholarly research and their readings, we're talking about that. So don't get me wrong here. I'm not giving you about legitimising for every person to pick up a book and say, I need to follow my opinion, I can't follow my moniker anymore. That's not what I'm saying. Okay, this is a very high level of research we're talking about. And essence, what we're saying here is that people should have tolerance. And then the tolerance starts in the scholars, if the scholars have tolerance, their students will have tolerance. If the scholars don't have tolerance, the students don't have tolerance. Now, that
doesn't mean you shouldn't be firm. So for example, if there's a particular position that I believe in, I should be firm on that, but at the same time, tolerate another opinion. And when you see someone else following another opinion, the first thought that crosses your mind shouldn't be What a loser. The first thought that crossed your mind shouldn't be some or first thought that crossed your mind shouldn't be that guy is following his desires. That shouldn't be the thought that crosses your mind. What should cross your mind is that that is the research that he came to Hanafi Shakur, he's somebody that molecules have existed for a millennium. Now, guys, let's stop the debates. It's
honestly, if it's academic, the scholars are doing it for research purposes. That's okay. But amongst us, we have to learn to respect and tolerate each other a lot. So this is the first thing because it says you demand
to have great tolerance, a large amount of tolerance, yes. Even to forbearance, gravity. And the second thing he says here is kick into forbearance. What does that mean? forbearance is kind of like being patient with what other people give you. But the difficulty is that you have the aspect of suffering, if you wish to say forbearance is the kind of patience where people are giving you something, scholars are going to need to be patient, because you're going to deal with scenarios that are going to be tough, your students are going to make it hard for you. And there are different ways that they can make it hard for you, sometimes your student may ask you questions. And as a
teacher, you need to not go ahead and satisfy them. And he's going to talk about the road ahead. I'll talk about that. But anyway, he says forbearance is sort of patience, be patient as you as you move forward. Yes, gravity and a dignified bearing within the company of people. Because it says here, when you're sitting with people at the scholar should happen, all the scholars should have dignity. Now, there's a fine line between dignity and fear. One thing is imposing fear on other people to a point where you become inaccessible, that's not Islamic. What is Islamic is that the scholar should be dignified, he should have a respect. And the result of that respect would be that
people will not disrespect the scholar, and they can continue to benefit from him. If the scholar is not dignified, if he doesn't have dignity, will end up happening is that people won't respect him. And if the scholar isn't respected, he has no value. You guys understand that? My teacher used to always say to me, that saying, if you go to a community, right, if when a person goes to a community, he should look at it, he shouldn't leave the community unless there are a few things. Firstly, if he feels that no, he has no longer nothing to offer to that community, he can, he can take that community forward. If he feels he's the barrier in the growth of that community, then he
should pull up, he shouldn't be arrogant. No matter whatever your pay is, whether you're getting paid a million dollars, or $5,000, if you find yourself being a barrier in the growth of the Muslim community, then as an Imam, it's best for you to step out. The second thing is to say, if your community disrespects you, that again, you should leave. The reason is because they can no longer benefit from you. If they can respect you, they can benefit from you. If they can respect you, then they can benefit from you. That's why being the Friends of a scholar is very dangerous. It's very touching. Why is that? If you maintain the dignity of the scholar, while being their friend, you can
benefit from them, like no imagination, an example of this
working on the profit. I've actually been there a lot. One was buddies with the Prophet they grew up together, right? And after the Prophet says, he's a prophet, does he have to give a high five? He knows that he has to be exchanged. Now, it's not the same anymore. He can be happy with the Prophet. He can, you know, be nice the profit, but there's always going to be a level there that yes, remember, the profit is the profit. And that's what the prophet loved so much. Because he knew abubaker understood that he could stay with Abu Bakar. And Abu Bakar was a friend. He was an advisor. And at the same time, he was a he was a brother, and he was a father to the Prophet. And I
figured if not literally, he was like a father figure to the time's right. He was everything for the Prophet, but he always knew the purpose of the law, it was set up had a special rank. But when a person loses those boundaries, where they forget to realize that this is a scholar, and I need to be respectful, you know, I was, I was at the gym the other day, and I received a text message and I showed it to one of my friends that was in college showed him the text message. It was really funny. This his brother who text messaged me, and I had no idea what it was, honestly, the number wasn't saved. I had no idea who it was. And the text message started off. There was two text messages. It
said first one said and I'm not going to spell he said an IGA IgG and IGA
for the first time, so it was okay. I said it a
This person sitting next to me.
The second one that said, I said, I'm Monica.
The third one said, her you're coming to so and so's state. Make sure you hit me up. Now the other two text messages are okay, that's what I'm on.
The first one was a big No, no. You can't say that to me. Do you understand what that word means? Do you understand what kind of context that word was using what you know, for you and I, it's a very loose word that we use. But to the people who this word was used. That word resembles a lot of oppression. You guys understand that? How could you use such a word like that as a joke, and I know a lot of people use it openly. And they, they're very loose about it. But for me, someone who has an opportunity to deal with the community, and I read a lot, when I read that word, it reminds me of history, you understand? And when I think of that history, and think about all those people went
through, I think to myself, it's like, for example, someone calling the Muslim camel jockey. It's not funny, you understand, you can say whatever you want. It's not funny, because the reason is, that's something that people used to mock Muslims. So I would ever accept that you understand? You know, and there are many other horrible terms that we're using history to mock Muslims as well. But if someone comes in uses those against us, again, it did that. So whether it's a joke or not, if someone's watching a TV show, and in passing, there's a joke made about the Prophet, how do you feel about it?
Honestly, how do you feel that exact Second, you feel really bad, you get angry for like, I'm gonna throw my bottle against this TV right now. But anything I paid 1000 bucks for that bottle was 59 cents.
But you feel bad. Now come back to the original point, you have to learn to have respect for your scholars. And as a scholars, it's your responsibility to maintain that respect. You can be nice to people you can see with them again, this, this is a very, very interesting point here. There's a difference between dignity and instilling fear in the hearts of people and then becoming inaccessible. It's two different things, images, audio and seeing here that you have to go through 10 layers to meet the scholar. That's what happens sometimes. Sometimes you want to meet a scholar or you want to reach out to him. You have to reach out to his secretary reach out to his secretary
reach out to his secretary go through this person goes to that person. And then finally his wife will give you the approval yes or no.
That's not how it should be. Everyone should have access. You know, this year we were at Hutch.
And we were sitting in the huddle together. And there was a few of us scholars and there were some students from Medina, Medina and other and while they were sitting there we saw monitor Jamil and he was going to his hotel. So one of the Medina grads that was sitting there, one of the Medina student, Medina university students, I was sitting there, he said, Apache That guy is impossible to meet. So when he said that, I said to those guys, no models there as well. shuffler modern, we said, That's not true. The legacy of our scholars is that anyone can go and meet them. They're not inaccessible. They have dignity there, you can just go and joke with him. And you know, put your
hand on the shoulder. No, that's dignity. That's another thing. You won't find our boxes legally allowed randomly given the profit of a headlock? No. You understand? There's dignity there. But what's the profit accessible? Can anyone ever say that the profit was inaccessible during his entire life? Yes or no? No. Do you want him to meet him? You can meet and they said, Really? So I will show you and we literally follow the shift to his hotel room. We came there. We knocked on the door. He went inside. We knocked on the door. He opened it. We came inside. He offered food. We sat down. He said where you guys from? I said, we're from America. He said, sit down. Let me give you guys a
lecture. He sat down and he he went on his lecture. He you know, mother, Jamil is a boss when it comes to giving lectures Honestly, I don't know if there's anyone in the living era who matches him. And I'm sure there are people out there who we are unaware of I'm unaware of. But the Facebook, the YouTube stats speak for themselves.
If YouTube is a measuring stick, it's not that I'm just saying, right, Mashallah, the guy has changed the lives of many, many people. And it was so interesting when he spoke about, he gave us a lecture. He started off the lecture by by sharing the biography of a companion of the Prophet sallallahu sallam, whose name was Abu Jana, the last one, he shared his biography with us. And I would love to share the lecture with you. But we're only on line number one right now, so I can't do it. Okay.
He shared this beautiful biography and as a part of the biography that was very beautiful. He was showing that how Apple dijanna was the one of the greatest warriors in Islamic history, one of the greatest warriors, and the Battle of brother and the Prophet had two horses only. He gave one to the beta one, the second one he gave to a Buddha.
And then after giving the horses to them, he the prophet and lifted his sword and said, Who will take my sword and all this harvester, and the Prophet said, if you take my sword, you have to fulfill the right of it. And everyone sat down, only three people were standing Zubaydah in the lava amarga and Abu gem. And the Prophet then gave the sort of agenda he said, I know you're gonna do the right job. And I will do the job. I mean, the prophet giving you his sword is just what can you say about that? Right? I mean, how could you explain what kind of honor that is, and it will degenerate with your loved one takes that sword, he says, The Messenger of Allah, I won't disappoint you. I
want to support your sword. And then he takes his he takes a cloth and he ties it around his head like a turban and he rushes into the battlefield, the other Sahaba they say that we were following him to see why did the
Prophet choose him over everyone else, Why him? And they simply keep an eye on them and realize that there was no one who ever walked away from you. Now people when they're running when they see someone to step back or back has to make a walk this way and said, No, it doesn't matter how big or small the guy was in front of him, he kept going through those people. And not only that every person he met, he dropped them down. He cut right through the full army. He came to the other side. And there were women standing there. He took his sword and there was one lady who was very loud, who was openly advocating hatred and animosity against the Muslims. He went directly to her he lifted
the sword, and then it sort of tapped her head.
And he said to her, the profit sort of the bug touching the lady saw that you live and he turned around and walked back in reset, and that's how they said that was an older gentleman, and he became a Shaheed he was martyred in the battle against
the Battle of Malmo, which is another story. So he said that this hobby, I will do Jana, who was a great warrior, and at the end became a Shaheed. This is your need for any other virtue for him on the day of judgment? Yes or no? I mean, come on. That's it. What more do you want? You have the Prophet sword, it's done. There's nothing else happening. Now we have kids, young guys and girls in our community, who say I'm saying I'm going to gender.
That's another issue. Okay. People throwing the word say they're on left, right. And center, every one of the students that are mothers, I said, orthographic, right. One of the students our mother said, he said that I'm saying, and our shift said to him, you prove you're saying otherwise, you're expelled from the other side. Because you're making a claim to the profit. And if you can't prove your claim, that means you're fabricating, and you don't deserve to be the mother's anymore, prove it. And Subhanallah, he actually had the lineage in his backpack, he went back to his room, he pulled up a school, he came, he presented it, and it was certified by another university, because
that was a proper lineage. And after that date, our teacher, you know, the shift was actually reluctant of even calling him by his name after that. He said, this person carries a lot of profit. And this means, I mean, one thing is people think it's something that they they feel happy over that accurate, but this person carried the profit sword. What more do you want? That's it. But Abu Jama himself, he says that what when I stand in front of a law on the Day of Judgment, there is one thing that I hold, that will give me gender.
And this was mythology was that, after giving the introduction, he said, Abu Jana, he said that when I stand up for the velocity of judgment, there's one thing that I've done, that Allah will give me agenda for it. And we asked him, What is that? He said, I will do Jana said, I have never harmed another person with my tongue. In my heart has never had bad feelings for another person. These are two things that are going to give each other. He didn't talk about this or didn't talk about the Battle of other nothing else. He just said that my tongue was clean, my heart was clean. And Allah has preserved enough for these type of people. And I wanted them inshallah, right. So from there,
you learn how these people were so clean, right? So I was telling you about monetizing this up, we had to meet him. And we sat down with him, it was a very open discussion very, after we sat with him, I said to him, you know, these guys are from America, many of them, it would be very nice for them, if you sat down and took a picture with them. So he said, Go ahead, sit down. So open these guys were shocked that the scholar was letting them take a picture with them. We sat down, we took a picture. And one of the guys, he was hilarious. I'm not gonna say who was right. He saw the picture. He had someone take a picture, he looked at it. And he said to the shift shift, can you smell the
Can you please be taken? And I feel someone else would have said what? But look at this person. Honestly, I was amazed that day. He did the picture again. He smiled. He was a push. Are you happy now? He's smiling that picture after that, it was pretty awkward smile, but it counts. Okay.
This is how scholars should be it should be accessible, you should be able to reach the scholar. It isn't perfect. It isn't prophetic to be inaccessible. There are times where someone will message me on Facebook. And I'll respond to somebody and they'll say, is this with the commander as admin? And I'll say no, this is the same command. But I can't believe I'm messaging you guys. not that big. Honestly, you can message me you can have nice See, anytime. We will get some time together. It's on you though.
You're gonna have to cover it, but I'll go with you.
Yeah, okay. So, but it scholars should be accessible. That's the point that I'm making here. We should never make it second scholars are inaccessible. On that same note, this chapter is going to take a long time, by the way, okay. On that same note, the people shouldn't abuse the accessibility to a scholar. You guys understand? That means you have to appreciate that you don't text a scholar 12 o'clock at night to ask them if McDonald's fries or Hello.
Just leave the fries. Eat something else. Ask him tomorrow. I got a text message at two o'clock in the morning. I answered it this week. I looked at the phone. I was very worried who's calling who's texting me two o'clock. And I looked up and it said after I married what have changed my last name to my husband's last name.
I said yeah, like you could have
You know, there was a this is not a time to text someone you have to know when is the right time to text someone. Now my wife said to me, oh, maybe that person didn't know which timezone you're maybe they can be from across the world that's legitimate that is possible. But that person will be from the west coast texting me it's not that late or maybe another part of the country. But if you're reaching out to a scholar, that's where you need to have the other, that when there are accessible when they're not. What's the example of this, Abdullah Ibn Abbas of your loved one, who was a cousin of the practice of love, it was sudden, and one of the greatest students of the Prophet when the
Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam passed away. I love it Now both of your loved one made it his mission in life to acquire the knowledge of the Prophet. So he went to each the hobby one by one, and he wrote down narration from them. on one particular incident of loving our boss with your loved one went to his hobbies house to learn from him. And that's the hobby was in his house, taking the siesta nap, the midday nap, supplement our bus with your loved one. What does he do?
What would you and I do?
Right, knock? That's it. Right? They've called them and texted him and harassed him. And I saw you in your house. I heard the toilet flush. Why didn't you answer the door? The curtain was open. I saw someone moving. You know, there's tons of people feeling abused and abused and abused, and blah, blah, blah. So the 11 What does he do? He doesn't knock. It doesn't say a word. He sits outside the door with his head against the wall and he falls asleep. While he was waiting for his teacher, he fell asleep. And his teacher came out later on that afternoon. And he saw the profits cousin sleeping on his doorstep. So he was he woke him up. He said, Abdullah, what are you doing here? He
said I was waiting for you. So he said he should have woken me up, I would wake up any day for the profits cousin. And he says no, that's not how students teach with their deal with their teachers, they wait for their teachers. So that's another aspect, another side of the coin, don't abuse it. But from the teacher side, they shouldn't be unnecessarily layers to reach to a scholar, people in research scholar, they should have the habit of going through this, you have the habit of going and doing that. I learned one thing from my teachers, I saw one of my teachers, so how to love that's the benefit of studying with shields and scholars. Because you learn from their example, one of my
teachers, I saw something with him that after he would give a lecture, he would be the last person to leave the lecture hall, he would stay behind and meet everyone say Salaam to them, he would usually be the last person to turn the lights off and leave. And I asked him why he said so that no one can say to a law that I didn't wait for them. They have the chance if they wanted to come they could have come if they wanted to leave, they can leave. But I stood behind for them. I was in the vicinity, whether in the office or here or there I was here and I was more or less probably the last person to leave. And I thought to myself what a beautiful thing. And this is something I try to
practice to the best of my ability. After I give a lecture. I try to ensure usually I'm the last person to leave, whether it's in my office or here or there, just to make sure that people have accessibility to scholars because they have issues. Scholars have solutions, put them together, you have a you have something that you keep them separate. There's not a lot that's going to happen. So the second The next thing you might have already mentioned it the third thing actually is scholars should maintain dignity. Yes. refraining from showing hardiness toward any slave of a law except for tyrants. So hearing about Muslim scholars should have pride they shouldn't think too much of
themselves. Be humble from inside. Allah has given me something don't think bigger result. And again, I said to you guys right at the beginning, this chapter relates to everyone. It relates to any person who is considered as a teacher, don't have pride in yourself because you have something as quick as Allah gave it to you. That's how quick he can. He can take it away. You know, I know so many guys, there are so many people who I know there's one friend of mine, you know, he is a very, very, very strong guy. You know, guys jack like this. And he called me one day he said, look this up today I learned a lesson in life. I said What's that? He said I have a little twitch in my elbow and
I can't lift a pound now.
He said the same arm right here. He this guy. I'm not joking. I'm serious. I see with my eyes. He crawled 150 on what are not benchpress for those of you that he did 150 and he crawled in like this Not once multiple times. And I just wanted you to know that something happened on my elbow now and currently 150 something is going to happen right? This is another point and he said now I can't even lift apart I can't move that arm it says jab the reason why he called me said I think I have to live with the water every frame that's something in our community is wondering what happened to leave it on the evil eye or the blame it on the jinn origins
they get so much flak from us anything that happens we leave the gyms right away for guys leave them alone man they're good people too. It's kind of like we say not all Muslims are bad so we should also say not all it's like someone saying all Muslims are terrorists. Every time something happens what do they say?
Muslim did some Rob's Best Buy What do they say Muslim did so anything that happens in our life? What's the first person who say the two minute portions right? They get blamed for everything. So he anyway the point that I was making is that as quick as a lot gives you something that's up we could take from you as well. So always be humble for what Allah has given you. Except for Mr. Gonzales and he makes an exclusion here. He said there is one scenario in which pride is okay and it's actually recommended that you're thinking, why is pride recommended? He says pride
is recommended against a violent against an oppressor. If someone is a bully someone's that oppressor. Don't be humble in front of that person. That's where you stand up and say, You know what? I'm here for you too. You know, they say, to do the cupboard in front of him with a cabinet is
to show pride in front of someone who has pride is that's a form of charity. If someone is oppressing another person, you stand up to that person say, why did you oppressive and if every person stands up for, for the oppressed, they will be an oppressor. How oppressors gain strength is when no one stands up against them. You guys understand that? That's how they gain strength. But when stem someone stands up against the oppressor, that's really good. You know, a beautiful example, one of the greatest suppressors in history was Dracula. You know, Dracula, was one of the greatest oppressors in history, and no one had the strength to stand up to him. Everyone is afraid
of standing up to him, because what he would do is he would anyone that many of the people that he would capture whether they were dead or alive, who would punish them in a very big way, he would take a spear and entry from behind and exit from their mouth. You were right through and he will leave them there. And there is a there is a there is a there is a tradition that mentions that a Muslim army that was sent to fight against him, he had lined up over 10,000 bodies of theirs with spears read through them, and people were afraid to find them. And that's where Sultan Murat who was a Ottoman king, he sent the army and he said, whether we live or die, that guy's going down, because
we don't stand down on some of the shows power so much was hardiness. That's not what he said. And that's when you stand up. And that's, you know, yeah, everything has context. But I don't want you guys to be you have to revolt against the country. That's not what I'm advocating, either. But the point that I'm making is that if you see on your individual level and your societal oppression taking place, you shouldn't stand out, you should first of all, make sure it is oppression. Because sometimes what you may perceive as oppression is not oppression, okay? You might see a father disciplining his child and call that oppression. That's not oppression. That's what you call
discipline, but the same time that Father beating his child up can also become
oppression. So first establish it is oppression. And then you stand against it. That's what he's saying here. Yes. Except for tyrants as a determined to their oppressive behavior, preferring the lowly status in gatherings and meetings. So he says, when you're in a gathering, don't make a point that you're the biggest guy that you have to sit in a particular place, sit anywhere, we have the normal person, you don't need to be the hot shot and the gatherings and I was always telling the teachers, this is for you. Yes. Avoiding adjusting and making jokes. So don't make fun of other people. And don't joke too much joking here and there is okay. But don't make that your go to where
you're always just cracking jokes and always joking. Because if your jokes don't hold standard, then people will lose value for you. Because they'll, they'll see you as a joke. Joking is okay, don't get me wrong here. Okay? Should it be like scholars or the moms don't smile. But there's a limit to that just as a father with a child, you can always joke with your child. Because if you always joke with your child, your child will never take you serious. But at the same time, you shouldn't joke with your child to not let them know that you're not just there to beat them up and discipline them, you're also there to talk with them. So there's a balance between that and that's where the idea of
dignity, maintaining and establishing your dignity, yes. gentleness, with the student, showing patience and equanimity with the students or questioner who is hearty. So first thing about melodicism is a patient with a student. So when a student comes to you, you have to be patient with them. It could be 10 reasons why they come to you. Anytime someone comes to you Be patient, if their son comes to your daughter comes to you, and tells you they've done something, rather than snapping. The first thing you need to do is
the patient, become impatient, your wife comes to you with an issue, the patient, husband comes to you with an issue the patient always start off at the desk, be calm, be soft, be patient. The second thing he says here, and also be patient and kind to the one that's disrespectful to you, there are people that are going to come to you that are going to be disrespectful, should you be disrespectful to because they're disrespectful. No, not at all. Because then you're the same as them. What value do you have as a scholar, you need to learn to be respectful with them as well. There was a scholar from the subcontinent by the name of just machine can go here. Very good scholar.
He is commonly known as being one of the greatest jurists in the history of India. That's what they they say that he was one of the greatest Hanafi jurists in the history of India, like there was no one ever liked him. She is
now a part of him being a jurist. He was known for speaking out against innovations, anything that he saw, that was bizarre, he would say, he did not care who it was, if he saw something wrong, he would say he actually wrote a book against his own shift. He got baotou a shift. After getting back to him. He said to a chef, Chef, I love you, I respect you. You're a good guy. I just want you to know you're wrong and seven things and I've written a book about it. And here it is, I'm publishing a suit
against the chef of the soul. Where do you find shifts like this in today's world as someone who did their shift and said, I'm publishing a book against you over the shift saying,
You're not my student anymore? You don't want all of them leads going spamming on Facebook.
If you have given them an email, say give me this refer back to
that or you know, that's another point.
So I'm not going to talk about. So here, he said to his shift, I've read a book against you. I just want you to know you're wrong and seven things. All the proofs are listed in here. And this book is going to be published soon. So it's Jeff Hudgens. Abdullah, he read the book. And after reading the book, he's he obviously has a he was a user he was teacher was, in his own perspective, he started to write a rebuttal against student.
Now when he started writing the rebuttal, one night he was sleeping in his dream, he saw the Prophet sallallahu wasallam and the proper set of artists and said, this is one guy, you don't mess with leaving, you're wrong. Right? And he did not publish his rebuttal to the students. This is a person I shared with you that moon boy, he was known for this, you know, he, the book was called half the Messiah haften. Persian means seven, half the seven, half the Messiah, seven Messiah that are restricted by teacher and here they are. He was respectful by the way but at the same time, he said it very clearly. We have examples of this also with
w w of money, respectfully won an article against modern cinema Monday Rahmatullahi alley because of an issue they differ in opinion with modern cinema Monday, Dr. lakhiani. He was also one of the great scholars from the Indian subcontinent was also great Hanafi scholar and, you know, very amazing in his own way, his position was that it is permissible and actually completely okay for people to create the 100 Salah in congregation, right in German, and the holiday position, typically historically has been it's not something you should do. But Monaco stayed on Monday nom de la had to give a fatwa that is completely okay. And after that, Mani, who was a lot younger than him, wrote a
rebuttal against him. Right? Now, that was a scholarly difference of opinion, but they maintain a lot of respect there. Now the point that I was making is this, the student The, the teacher should be patient with the student. The example of that is this right here. So what she doesn't want to violate, he was very open, and speaking out against the people of innovation. So in rebuttal, people used to write a lot of dirty letters. They used to write letters and Lisa sweat and sweat as mom's right as dad sort out this or that they call them bad words, right. So at a period in his life, he became so old where he couldn't see anymore. And when his eyesight became that weak, there was a
student that was appointed to look after him, basically, as had him take care of him. And that student would also read his letters to him. that student's name was shift. Yeah.
And for those of you who don't shift, yeah, shift, yeah, yeah. was a father of shifts, the courier conducted until it was often for that ama. So she has a curious father was a Hadoop shift machine. So she told me one day he was sitting at his student ship the I was reading the letters to Him. And He said to him, yeah, give me the uniform amount of those to get
there. How many days have passed by our friends and stop sending letters. So he said, Tim ship conceitos, which printer you're talking about? He's in wardrobe with a full suit of Alfa Samajwadi. Those friends of ours who write very beautiful words, when they send prayers for us, meaning he was taught he was referring to that abusive language and the vulgar words that were used against him.
So shifting, I clicked on figuring it out. He said to
me, not sure. I can't read those letters, because they're so found, how can I read those letters when there's addressing my teacher? So the Steven shift.
Ira said, next is a very beautiful one. It's one that should be engraved on the heart. He said, Yeah, apparently, I've got a question about Oklahoma. Nice. Luckily, he said, read those as well. Because between the swear and the abuse, there might be something in there that they're right about. And I'll correct myself if I, if they're, if I'm wrong, I'll correct myself. And you'll learn from this, that this person, how much patience he had with those that were harsh to him, you know, in their own way, there were students and he viewed them as students. Yes.
correcting the doll with it with excellent guidance. Now, if your student is foolish, foolish, meaning he's just not smart. The word you use here is bullied. But it means like a fool. Someone who, someone who you have to explain the issue to 10 times. You know, some people, you explain it to him once, and they're done. And then some people you have to expand once, twice, thrice. And then 10 times, say Maupassant, he says, he's your student, you're the teacher. If you're not going to explain it to him, then who's gonna explain it to him? Explain it 10 times, it's okay. You don't have to be harsh and mean to him and expect everyone to think the way you think. Yes. Not becoming
annoyed with them. Not to be prompt to see, I don't know, if you don't know the answer. What do you say?
I don't know. There's nothing wrong with saying you don't know. When you say you don't know. You show honor. In America with Allahu Allah. He was a great scholar. He was such a great scholar, it said regarding him in some refer to this incident to remember that in America, luckily, everyone knew about his callback. So there was a gathering that was conducted. And everyone said, You know what, we're going to ask him questions. So they started asking him the questions. And out of 160 of them, he said, I don't know. So someone in the gathering got up and said, Chef, what's the point? What's the point of you being a scholar? If you don't know? You understand? I mean, you don't know
say my Malik said that you guys aren't reformed. I know. If you know how much I don't know the initial army a lot more. You guys understand? It's kind of like saying you're only compensating me for what I do.
know, if you know how much I don't know you should come and see me a lot more meaning there's so many things I don't know, there's so many things. How who can claim they know more than what they don't know?
That's a beautiful answer a liar. Most Beautiful answer I heard who anyone that claims they know more than they don't know as a liar. That's true. Because law says, well, Photoshop only the real me and him over every knowledgeable person, there's someone who has more knowledge, you.
The famous story was that he said, I was given a photo, someone asked him who has the most knowledge, what did he say?
Me? But Allah say, No. He said, who Allah said, Go and meet, what am I? What am I one of my servants? What's his name?
And then we have the whole story of God. He goes on that long journey. And he's humbled Why? You know, the story is, instead of God, he met this guy, and he asked him a few questions. And they went on a journey, and he broke the boat. And I said, Why are you doing this? Why you don't ask why? That shows? You don't know. And then there was a waterfall and he fixed the wall. So why did you fix the wall? You don't know. He saw a kid he literally ripped his limb off and killed him. Why did you do that? You don't know. So Allah proves to even Moosa that not everybody knows, even the prophets that allow them. There were many times in his life where he was asked a question and what was his
I don't know that Jesus came and asked him, you know, who was the one who ruled from east to west? they asked the Jews ask them, tell us about the people of the cave. And tell us about the sole. What are the profits say?
I don't know the answer. Come tomorrow, I'll give it to you.
Tomorrow, they came to the profit answer. No. He said, Come tomorrow. I'll give it to you. I came the next day the profit of the answer. No. So people who claim that the profit has a knowledge of the unseen if you have the knowledge of unseen he would have given it but the profit is that they came three, four days after a couple of days the profit then made a lot of Allah Allah wants to delay in the delivery. You know, this doesn't happen like this. Usually it's right away. So there are lots of patata tons of profit you made a mistake. What was your mistake? You forgot to say inshallah, you should have said come to me tomorrow, inshallah what attitudinally say in in Niva
Delica Illa aina. Sha, Allah says inshallah, first when you say in sha Allah, then Allah will come through. So then he said, inshallah, next day revelation comes as a una carta is there you know, where's alumina candle per name? They ask you regarding good clarity in the water. And then silica obviously mentioned that people have the cape. So here's an example, mentor examples. Someone asks you a question. You shouldn't have an answer for everything, sometimes say no. And that's a sign that you that you are learning. Yes.
devoting your full attention to the question. There is another story. I'll just share the screen with you guys. Since we're in the story mode today. They there was a young man who from beta madness from Jerusalem went to study at Lhasa yard so it's an old story. This one young man, he went from Jerusalem to study aza. So when he was going to study the whole game, the whole town came to give him the farewell. So he traveled went to Oslo. He came back the next year. So when the community came to receive him when he was coming back, everyone came to receive him when he came back. They asked him, you went to Egypt? What did you learn from there? He said, I learned all the knowledge.
Now, he went after his journey went back outside, he came back one year later from Egypt one year later, the second year, nice. Just as they asked him, What did you learn now? He said, I've learned half of knowledge. So in the third year, he went, he came back up to 30. And he said, how would you learn now, he said, I realized I have no knowledge.
And they say, this is the example of the student of knowledge. When he's in the plane, he sees the ocean to be so small. But when he stands right in front of the ocean, that's when you realize, and when you're standing in the ocean, you realize this thing is beyond. Right? So someone who stands far away and says he knows that he's lying here, he has no idea what knowledge is. I mean, there's knowledge to everything. Whether you believe it or not, there is knowledge behind how to fix a tire. There's knowledge behind it, there's other there's etiquettes, go on, go on, go on google and type in and you'll find like, you know, these are the tips. These are the guidelines you can follow on
fixing the tire. Everything has knowledge. And the more you engage, the more you realize how little you know, gee, devoting your full attention to the questioner and genuinely attempting to understand is quite when somebody gives you a question, don't just turn away, listen fully. And not only that, understand their perspective, sit down and really give it your ear. Someone asks you a question shift. What's your opinion on? For example, interest? As soon as the guy says interest, you've already made your mind I'm not gonna listen to the rest of it. Don't do that. You made your answer probably won't change. But nonetheless, when they're sharing that question with you, what should you
Listen to the full thing. Be very honest, be very genuine. And when you listen to the question, genuinely, you will be of help to that person and maybe Allah will open up something new for you. Maybe you understand the issue from another perspective, not the interest. It could be anything it could be.
many examples, someone asks you a question is if I got asked this question once, is it permissible to pray soda in the toilet?
In the toilets? Yeah, toilets, right? Someone said, Can I praise the Lord in the toilet? So I thought, why would a guy face on the toilet throne with you? And then I thought, you know what, before I judge him, let me ask him, I said, why I'm present on the toilet. He said, I'm the only Muslim in my house and I'm keeping it a secret. And they kept on praying. So the only place where I'm safe and I can pray my Salah is in the toilet. So that I realized some hot a lot. Look, I was just about to judge him for being a fool. And I realized that what he's doing is actually much better than probably me playing slot machine. Right? He's doing whatever he can. And I said to him,
just make sure it's clean, close the toilet, make sure there's no bad smell there. Make sure the ground is clean. Do whatever you can to facilitate your prayer and in the corner, push away and if that's what needs to be done, you go ahead and do that. Right? Always listen, sincerely, yes. Fully accepting another's truth in a debate, except they're proof. Don't judge them. When you get into a debate with someone don't assume they're wrong. Imam Shafi Ahmed Allahu Allah said, Every time I engage in a debate, I hoped I was wrong.
Is that deeper? Is that deep? Which one is it is deep? Its deep. Right? When we engage in a debate, what's the first thing we think
he's wrong? I'm right. In my face thing, I'm making dua, I'm hoping that I'm wrong. Someone asked him why? He said, because if I'm wrong, I learned something new from this debate.
If I'm right, I don't think anything new what's, what's the big deal for me. But if I'm wrong, either it's in the news. That means I should hope that I'm wrong. And I said with that I go in and engage. And most of the times you might have shot but it was right. Yes. submitting to the truth and returning to it when you realize you are wrong. If you made an opinion on a particular issue, five years later, you realize you're wrong. What should you do?
change your opinion, don't be arrogant and hold on to it, even though you know you're wrong. If you have an opinion on a particular issue, someone, for example, may hold an opinion on any issue, you know, for example, the issue, I don't have any issue, right? And five years later, your opinion may change, you should be proud that it changed. Why is that? It's because a lot opens in the new view. And now you're following this opinion, yes. preventing the student from learning any range of knowledge that will harm him, it's a teacher's responsibility to make sure the student isn't learning anything that will harm them. For example, if you feel your student isn't developed, and
they want to study philosophy classes, you need to stop them. You're not ready for this yet, when you're ready, you go, but right now, you're not ready. Stay away, you know, your children, they are you may realize your students are already struggling with basic things. So you don't want to give them exposure to more technical things. So as a teacher monitoring students learn, yes. deterring the student from desiring in his pursuit of useful knowledge, anything other than the countenance of a law Most High, make sure your student is sincere, yes, in preventing the student from occupying himself with the communal obligations before he has completed his individual obligation teacher
student to prioritize this is mandatory, the secondary take the mandatory first, okay, you know, your parents come first, then after that other things come. So now, should you go into how there should look after your parents? I mean, there's a heavy thumb this right. The Prophet said, what go to your parents were teaching the student to prioritize that these are things that are first, these are secondary issues, that scholars have even debated the issue I was reading this other day in the book. And but I was sad I that I have a presentation, actually on Thursday, at a school about this whole.
But, you know, extremism and so on just to neutralize the situation and kind of explain the Islamic perspective on some of these very controversial discussions that we're facing today. Like, you know, once look, following the law of the land, and, you know, what does it take to become a halifa? What power does the halifa have, in all these issues that we're facing today? I have issue on this. I was doing some research, I was reading it 100 free text, but I have a son I that one? Can a person say that I can go for Jihad? When does Jihad become mandatory on every person? You know, we have some young guys in the community who believe that they can just get up and leave because for some reason
they need to leave their country and go to another country and engage in war. So I was looking at it legally. does that even happen? Is that even possible that every Muslim in the world has to leave home? And as before, Does that ever happen? There's any ruling on that. So I've heard the Hanafi school of thought there is no such thing where people just leave and get up and go,
generally the leader will have to use the soldiers he has Firstly, okay. If, for example, he is taking an attack that is beyond his army, then the surrounding communities will need to go to not go to help you understand, not across the pond. And this is a very big pond, it's actually an ocean right now across the ocean where people need to get up and leave. And even if they're getting up and going, they for young men in particular that I mentioned, they cannot go even if they want to go they can't go until who gives them permission. The parents give them permission instead because that takes superiority over this is actually discussed. They say even to the point where if you want to
go study become an alum of the shift and your parents say no then can you go, you can't go right. You need to make sure you look after your
Parents first prioritizing it. So again, coming here in Mongolia saying that teaching your students how to prioritize their knowledge. Yes. His own primary individual obligation is to rectify his outward and inward consciousness and the most primary thing that a student needs to focus on is himself. Focus on the outer focus on your inner WORRY ABOUT THE REST OF PEOPLE later on. Yes, with consciousness of a law, taking account of himself first so that the student may follow him in actions first, benefiting from his example and benefit from his words. Second, because it is saying and how was your student going to grow? If you're a good role model, if you're a good role model,
your student will learn from your actions first, your statements second, okay, so be a good role model. If you're telling your students to do something, make sure you're that role model and you do it. Don't say something and do something else because your students will be demotivated and they won't be able to follow you. And their knowledge will just be knowledge you won't be practiced. So with this, we end our chapter here. We pray that Allah subhanaw taala gives an ability to act upon what we learn today. What sort of love with Ahmed Ali was having soon