Channel: Hussain Kamani
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We are studying the book of Sheikh Abdel Fattah Abu Daramola. Haggadah,
rasool Allah allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
covered the brief Chapter, in which
he warns us of
that knowledge which does not serve benefit to the seeker
after completing that chapter, and sharing some narrations, specifically the DUA and a recent Allahu alayhi wa sallam where he
very clearly sought protection from Allah subhanaw taala in such knowledge that oh Allah protect me from this knowledge. He now goes into
a brief discussion on the traits and characteristics of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as an educator.
There are a list of narrations
So I was saying that she called the Fatah Buddha him Allah Tala now takes us to this chapter, in which we cover narrations from Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
that give us some light some insight to what kind of teacher the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was.
He titled this Kalama wedgies, a Kalimantan, which is at an anxious sea at the hill Thalassemia a brief discussion on the visa Allahu Allah He was salam personality and his approach to education. Yes, go ahead
that's impossible. Love it in a sentence personality as a teacher, I felt I feel okay. procreate to mention something about some of us will love it will send them some personality as a teacher. This is to introduce us to that noble soul which Allah Allah blessed to be a messenger, so that he may do good to the people invading religion to Parliament. One thing is conveying knowledge. But the vessel through which that knowledge is conveyed, plays a massive role on what impact that knowledge has on people. How do you convey that knowledge? People
say, in a, you know, in a very interesting tone, that I'll speak the truth no matter what the cost is, in some cases, that's a good thing, which basically connotates that you won't be cowardice or you won't shy away from speaking your truth. But other times, it's used at it as a card to dismiss any, any bad character, that I don't care what you say about my character, or the lack of wisdom that I'm going to use. I'm just going to say it then it's your problem. That's not how education works. So the loss of Allahu alayhi wa sallam was very particular about how he carried himself. And it was the character of Nabi SallAllahu, alayhi wa sallam that left each of those individuals who
interacted with him, impressed. They were touched, they were changed. Brief interactions had long lasting effects on them. Yes.
Loss of love it was sentient had their locked is the character. He was compassionate and merciful. He avoid troubles. Prefer easy, don't kindly desire your very best for students, improve knowledge and spread goodness, wherever, whenever and wherever. Allah Allah says there has come to your messenger from amongst you, that which addresses you weighs heavily upon, is anxious over your well being. He's extremely compassionate and merciful to the believers. So let me start Allahu alayhi wa sallam because goodness was embedded in him. Good character was in him because he was a source of knowledge for all of humanity. There were moments and opportunities to teach there were educational
moments throughout the day throughout his life all the time. And the people around him didn't feel that maybe sort of law he was set on was coming off too strong. Or that there was something fake going on here where you tell one of your buddies Hey, man, cool it down a little with a teaching vibra here. That wasn't the case. Because they saw the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam as this humble human being who was teaching out of a genuine concern, whose knowledge was very valuable. It was robust and solid that went a long way it was set them spoke it wasn't based off of mere speculation, the province
That Allahu Allah was Saddam spoke from a place of revelation that what he was saying was from Allah subhanahu wa Tada. And if he said Allahu alayhi wa sallam was amazing at reading the room, if Nabi sallallahu alayhi wa sallam saw that the student was exhausted without them having even said a word the prophets of Allah Allah He was sitting would initiate
sort of notice that someone needed a quick answer because he would see that this individual was ready to leave he wouldn't stretch out a long answer. Yet at the same time, while allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was speak to if there was an individual that came need was pressing and their question was demanding the prophets of Allah wa they will set them a turn to that individual?
specifically Fatah Buddha Rahim Allah Huhtala he shared with us the If so, Tober. Look at the camera zoom in unfussy commodities and Ali Hema I need to hurry so naughty come Bill meaning are over him. Telling us and showing to us the Quran demonstrates for us the care of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam for the Ummah, for his students, for humanity and mankind at large.
An educator needs to have true concern.
Love for the subject they teach. And also love for the student.
You'll find there are some teachers who are good at teaching the content but not necessarily good at empowering
their content masters, not really too inspirational.
And then you'll find teachers who are great at the content but in addition to that, they really believe in a future for their students. So when their student is low, they lift them. They encourage them, they motivate them, they push them, they don't just care for one aspect of their well being rather than
Looking for a holistic approach to their well being but how can I genuinely see this person happy?
How can I get this person to believe in themselves? How can I get this individual to take that next step and become a positive influence? Become a means for hiring for good that will spread through the world
that is concerned.
And this was a concern to Quran speaks of Hadees when it comes in or Oh, yes, go ahead.
who said we went to the zoo muscle a lot of our days, when we were young men of about the same age, we remain in this company for 20 days. So lots of love. It was extremely merciful and passionate. When he thought we were longing to go back to our families. He asked us about those who have left behind at home and
he said go back to your families and remain with him. Teach them and make them offer Salah as you saw
when it is time of Salah what have you shared with shall we call it salah and the oddest
the hadith is narrated by Malik min poetically, Allah Juan, this is a famous narration. He says that we came as a group of people to seek knowledge. Are they not a sword allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we're not going to shove a button motocaddy boon motocaddy wound that we were similar in age when Ducati wouldn't for Sydney when Amara, we were similar in age a bunch of young people, we traveled from our homeland to come and study with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Right off the bat we learned an etiquette here that an ideal time to seek knowledge is when you're young.
Because knowledge requires sacrifice. And as a young person, you can endure those sacrifices. When you're young, your responsibilities are still minimal.
The reality of life is that each year that passes by responsibilities only increase, life only gets more intense. So when you're young and you see that your parents or your siblings are pushing you that no, go to the Halacha No, go and study. As burdensome as it may be, you must appreciate and understand that they're guiding you to something that you may regret if you miss out on today, seeking knowledge when you're young.
The second thing that we see here, fall commoner in the whole arena later.
The Sahabi says that we spent 20 nights with Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It wasn't drive through seeking knowledge that let's stop over and for 1520 minutes, get all of our questions answered and be gone. Study for two or two days or one day and then post all over the internet that we are students of knowledge for life.
Make sure we have key appearances when the cameras running and leave our stamp behind that I was there in that gathering. That's not what it was. These people they came in they took companionship with Missoula sit alone while he was by taking companionship with Sula said Allah hottie was Saddam, there was a sacrifice involved, they left their families behind. But the benefit of that sacrifice was that they had the opportunity of seeing their mentor, they had an opportunity of understanding what knowledge look like when it was practiced. When it was living, they weren't seeing information stuck on paper, they saw knowledge embodied vital sort of Lhasa allottee. As a result of this, this
turned on a light in their minds and in their chest in their hearts. That gave them an understanding of what knowledge was, what it does to a person. And this is more or less
the best way of first and foremost learning and seeking knowledge because it's visual, and it's physical. And it also there's an audible element to it, where you're learning it, you're hearing it so you're engaging all your senses. But secondly, it's the way of the sahaba. This is how the Sahaba the one Allahu Allah sought knowledge. Whenever we speak of the virtues of seeking knowledge through companionship, the first thing people say is, but I don't have any scholars in my community. So where do I find that companionship? The Sahaba are an example. They left their hometown they traveled. You think they didn't have stuff going on their life? You think travel is easy. If
anything, travel is easy in our day and age, no one's saying the journey to knowledge will be easy. What we are saying though, is that if you endure the sacrifices that are involved with seeking that knowledge, the benefits of the companionship will truly be transformative. They will change your perspective. speak to someone who spent an extended amount of time in the company of scholars. They'll tell you that they are
changes that occur that are beyond what your mouth what your words are capable of expressing changes that you didn't believe could occur. There are things that happen that you were unaware of their existence, before you took companionship of a true scholar of a true student of knowledge. So the Sahaba, they took that with an abuse of Allahu Allah, he will sit him. Now, the next thing that we see
now, the sahabi he describes the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa salam, as a mentor and teacher and he says, What kind of a suit Allah He said, Allahu alayhi wa sallam, or a Hema Rafi.
He was merciful and gentle,
very merciful, and very gentle with us. He was not harsh. He wasn't mean, he wasn't condescending.
When a student is in class, and they make a mistake, in that moment, as a teacher, you can say a foul thing to them. Which is tempting, don't get me wrong, trolling students is fun.
Or you can troll the little bit.
But then go back to doing what their prophetic thing is. And empower them so that it can be done.
No one's saying to coddle students into ignorance, enable their ignorance and arrogance. That's not what we're saying. What we're saying is to nurture them, to give them time to grow and understand that making mistakes is okay. If you are harsh with students publicly, every time they make mistakes, they'll be too afraid to make mistakes.
And if they're not making mistakes, there's no growth that happens for growth, you need mistakes. Otherwise, what are you even doing here go somewhere that you know you can learn from because clearly you're not making any mistakes here. There's not any growth here. You should be ahead somewhere else. Mistakes are very good. For students, they serve as an opportunity that I made a mistake while I was reading in class today or I misunderstood and then I was corrected.
So they say regarding the visa law holiday was salam, another HeMan Rafi,
only a compassionate teacher, a loving teacher will create an environment where students will feel comfortable, growing feel comfortable, and they won't get caught in silly competition and posturing to the point where they actually miss what they came for which was to grow and to learn from their mistakes.
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Lana style, and I'm talking about Dana Farber now. So he says that we don't have to even tell Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that we were missing home, he sought on our face.
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when we said Allahu alayhi wa sallam sensed that we were missing our family,
sir, I'm bad, and maybe sort of law while he was sort of took the initiative. And he asked us about our family members. So tell me about the people you've left behind those that you love very much that you're missing. So we started telling them about mama and Baba, and my siblings and my younger brother, my younger sister, my spouse and my friends. And we started sharing those stories. We saw this in our teachers that they didn't just take interest in us. They took interest in our families. When we would come back from trips they would ask us, so tell me how was your How was your trip? How were your parents? How are your siblings? Everyone's well, how are your sisters doing? How are your
You know, how are your parents? When my mother in law passed away.
I remember the morning after she passed the first phone call I got that I took on my phone. Actually the first phone call I actually took was my teacher she suffered IMO loss.
He called me the morning after.
And I was lying in bed soaking in pain. And I saw his number and I answered the call. And he said some very beautiful words of Tassia
such amazing words of condolences he shared
and then he said something that made me smile. Even though I was in tears I was in so much pain. He said that my dua to Allah is that Allah will resurrect your mother with a mother I remember looking at my body.
And I said amen to that.
These people cared. He didn't have to call me if he didn't honestly I wouldn't have held them to it at all because I know that he is a very, very important busy person. And Hussein Come on. He is a nobody.
The man has so much in his life and teaching and you know running an institution and family and you know he's across the world in another country.
He took out time to call a nobody.
One of 1000s of students that have studied with him. He took out time to make that call.
The Beast of Allah Juana he was sent and taught us this, that you take interest in people, you check up on them. So tell me about your family. How are they doing?
So he says, I don't know who we shared our stories with the Prophet Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
When the peace of Allahu Allah was sent them or heard them speaking of their family, what did he noticed that his especially his suspicion was true? These guys are homesick.
Maybe they smiled a little maybe they cried a little. Maybe they went a little silent. Maybe they paused a little extra while mentioning the names of their beloved ones.
Faqad and bistros upset era Giro Isla Alikum ko back home Falcon goofy him go and stay with them. However, what you've taken here what you've learned here continue this tradition will only move whom one room come on, educate them, and get them involved with what you've learned. Well, Salou Kumar at Moonee Valley and pray as you saw me pray
for you that Hardrada Salah and when prayer time comes
for you adding glaucoma Hadoken while you're Omar Akbar
episode Allah Islam said one of you should be appointed to give the other and the most senior of you should lead the prayer.
This point of who should be leading the prayer in congregation is something that we covered in our previous series of Islam, we talked about the etiquettes of who should be the one leading prayer. At that point I clarified that
when a group of people gather for salaam
the one who should be leading salah is
the one that is most knowledgeable from them. Not necessarily the one who is most senior and ah, the one most senior in age takes precedence if everyone is equal to knowledge, because the McCollum
is greater than the MACOM of H.
The rank that is given through knowledge is superior and greater than the rank that a person attains through age itself. Schulden Fatah well done I'm Allah Allah says, For you've caught them when Allah, Allah man Siva, the undersea for tolerating me Allah, Ashraf min CIFA to keep it a sin.
That's exactly the point that I mentioned. This is from his his text on the issue.
Another point to notice from this narration is that these companions who came to study they came from people who are also wisdom. So they were naturally other people there they could have sought knowledge from. But when they saw that the lantern himself was sitting in Medina, the moon himself, the source of knowledge himself was in Madina Munawwara, they went directly to a sort of loss of a policy, which teaches us that when you have great scholars among you, when you have those seniors there, people in the community may or may not see them, because in the world that we live in, it's all about marketing, not necessarily about piety or knowledge.
It's about how many views you have. So then people rush to those people, for our webinars for that.
If that's the way that they engage with knowledge, at least they're engaging, that's good, keep going. But for students of knowledge, who are on that path of growth, you have to start making distinctions. That so and so person has literally spent their life seeking knowledge, is there a difference between someone who has sought knowledge by studying a course or two on language and some fundamentals and maybe good at speaking and motivational versus someone who has spent a decade seeking knowledge in the company of scholars,
you will see a difference.
The person that has spent time with sitting with scholars who are actually interested in the tarbiyah and follow the methodology of Rasulullah sallallahu sallam, what you will see in them is that they aren't interested in any sort of marketing. They're not gimmicky. They're okay with having few people in front of them because they understand that it's the few that build the few.
Every institution's legacy is exactly that.
It's just story of that.
It's a story of Madina Munawwara
where you have the few sitting with a few, but because those few have such great quality and they're people of sacrifice, Allah subhanahu wa Tada accepts their sincerity and gives them both
the gatherings of the great autumn of the past. Yes, there were some of them who were super celebrities like remember, my yacht at the moment was
very unique figures, but majority of
The people introduce a small group of people that would sit with them.
People didn't even recognize their McCollum while they were alive for many of them.
When very famous text that's taught in the shadow effect.
It was actually written by a person who spent his life cleaning measure the Neverwet.
People didn't even know he was a scholar.
When he passed away, they were going through his belongings, and they found this manual on the shelf. And it became the standard every month to say you go to another teacher that book,
people of your class.
So the Sahaba, they made that journey and they sat with a sort of loss of the mamani wisdom, to seek that knowledge directly from the prophets that allow on
the journey of growth and knowledge requires sacrifice. Sometimes you aren't able to take on that journey due to circumstances. And for that, we make dua to Allah that He opens up the path. For some people they just don't know where to go for that will make dua to Allah that He guides us. For some people.
Unfortunately, they have opportunities all available and present.
But they don't end up making any move and they don't walk towards it. And for those people, unfortunately, that attitude holds them back in life.
That complacency continues to hold them back. The one thing about the Sahaba one, Allahu Allah image mine, that I find to be absolutely amazing, is that they never stepped behind. They always stepped forward, they kept moving in a direction of growth. You didn't find any Sahabi whenever you said Allah said I'm told something to and they didn't do it that didn't happen.
One off cases here and there. We have them as learning examples. But for everyone else, there were five people they went and they did things. Now Allah subhanaw taala make us like that as well. Yes, go ahead.
All important lessons are derived from this.
It is meritorious for a group of youth to go to scholar Ana, in order to gain the knowledge and understanding of their religion. It should remain in his company for a period of time, so that they may have
happened in the past. This will illuminate the insolence enable them to acquire knowledge and
knowledge. So it will be readily acceptable to them, as was the case because
it gives us an insight into the muscle
body and the universe universal model example of the perfect
it teaches us the importance of learning the injection.
This is interesting because when the Musa Allahu alayhi wa sallam was educating them and teaching them, he gave them actionable items, practical things he taught them salah. And if you look at this, the WIA in some versions of this new idea that students of knowledge who have studied Hadith, you remember the remember this narration, there is more than they're more detail. So this law sort of gave them like items that go do this go to that focus on this focus on that, yes,
it is best for students to search for the most knowledgeable intelligence,
which should be borne in mind that the parents of these youth were the Sahaba of the muscle above it, how to learn and gain knowledge. If the other men did not find themselves learning from their parents, instead, they went directly to the leader of last congress.
When you're a young, without doubt, the people who will influence you in your early life are those that are closest to you, your mother, your father, maybe the Sunday school teachers, your Quran teacher,
they will always be the people who set your foundation.
But a time comes as you continue to grow that it's time for you to now go to individuals who have expertise in those fields, who actually have mastery.
You have to graduate from one teacher to another. And this will happen throughout your life. By the way, no one teacher will have it all it doesn't matter who you meet, and if they claim so run away from them.
Don't go near that person. You know, there are very few individuals who we can possibly claim regarding that they were in the in a true meaning. polymaths like they had mastery. These are a few individuals. When someone says that, you know, I'm a Mufti in all formats. In most cases, I'm like, okay, buddy.
Moving on from this guy. 25 year old do
you know, and I'll be honest, because you know it
is gaining a mastery in one month is difficult. It's very difficult. It's not just a matter of knowing the Messiah, it's about knowing where the automa where the other ma are on those issues in your current time. Because 50 volts. You know, if you ask someone for a classical opinion on an issue that what's the ruling on, you know, eardrops and I's draw eyedrops? Do they break your fast or not? It's possible someone who studies, some basic text of Islamic law can answer that question. But that doesn't necessarily translate into the modern day fatwa.
For that, you have to speak to scholars who are still engaged in this arena in our modern time.
So now multiplying that fourfold is not something special. Not to say there aren't people like this in the world. There are people I'm sure, I mean, many of them have proved it through their writings, they've written multiple volumes 1015 volumes on a Medina database. And if anyone could be claimed to have mastery and all Medina, we would say it's those people because they've demonstrated it through their writings.
But for most of us, when someone says that I have it all, it's best to just keep moving. Just keep moving along. This is the benefit of studying at institutions. Because you're not studying from one person, you're you're studying for multiple people.
And when it's time to pass the baton to the next teacher, the teacher will do that, that I've taught you this far, this is where I felt comfortable. Now it's time for you to go there. Go over to that check. And when that check has done, what is he going to say?
Go over to that one over there. Go to this one stop over there, go to Data stop over there. And you keep passing that student around. And that student as they grow them in this process, they are well rounded. They have a true understanding of the dean.
Sticking with one teacher and learning from one teacher is also profound.
In the earlier years, it's important. It has a great, that'll be a factor.
I remember asking one of my teachers this question that what's a good way to read books? How do I read a book? How do I figure out and prioritize what I'm going to be reading and studying?
To that my teacher quoted a prominent scholar and he said that he suggested that there are two approaches to reading books, either by your son NIF or by mother.
Either you read by
Mr. Neff, what does that mean?
Based off of the author. So in this scenario, what you would do is you would pick up for example, a book of
millennial curry, or CLT, or
even Tamia, himolla, all of them are because if any of them, you pick up their books, and you read all of them, the benefit of this is that by reading in this fashion, there is a height, that'd be a factor. Because you really benefit from what that scholar is saying, and you begin to understand their personality and their mindset.
I highly recommend Muslims in the West read the works of scholars like Shahabad, Hassan Rouhani. And that will come along with that.
Traditional scholars were, you know, universal fingers.
There are someone actually put an app together. I saw some time back that had all of his books on there, that Arabic ones English ones are the ones it's a good place to start where you can read and read. And as you're reading, your mind is growing, you're beginning to understand the author, his Flickr and his Nether, this man's site and his his thoughts were way ahead of his time, way ahead of his time. If you read his works, you'll understand what I'm saying. Shut up Shut up would have sent me another
And you can see this in his students. When you meet his students, you can see it in them. I've had the opportunity meeting many of them there. They think in a whole different world. Everyone is thinking in this lane and they're over there thinking about a whole different universe. Their mind is broad. They don't get caught into pettiness they don't get caught into silly argumentation. May Allah subhanaw taala give us that wisdom of the chef as well.
And then the second method of reading a book, one is Bible Sunday, the other was BI Mobile. So in this case, what you do is you choose a subject. For example, I want to learn the inner dimensions of Salah. Now at this point, you give less attention to the author. And here you're doing a survey of the subject. This will give you breath in your knowledge. Because you'll notice that some knowledge some scholars have we call to learning they have the length of knowledge, some have the out of the variant, they have the width of knowledge, and there are some that Allah has good
of into omocha into, they have the depth of knowledge where they stand in one place, but there they go so deep in that one point that they can continue to talk about it for hours. And they can analyze that same issue from 100 different angles. And they teach you how it's done Baltistan they teach you how you derive one issue from another issue and how you connect dots together. And how you see that you know, your every action and your every conclusion in reality is connected to 10 other issues. So be very careful on how you move forward with your knowledge.
Seeking out the right scholars and sitting with these teachers, it plays a great role may Allah subhanahu wa Tada bless us with this. May Allah subhanaw taala give us the companionship of scholars.
Okay, with that we'll conclude here. We're pray that Allah Subhana Allah accepts and Grant Still feel to Rama was that Allahu Taala
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