Channel: Ibrahim Hindy
Series: Ibrahim Hindy - Prophetic Du'as
Episode 11_ Grant Us Beneficial Knowledge
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato. Today we're going to discuss a very short drive the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, but one that is full of a lot of important meanings for us to take from. He says, along with Fannie Mae lm 21 eliminate million ferroni was it that all benefits me with that which you have taught me and teach me that which will benefits me and increase in my knowledge, and the profits on the local areas? And I'm also added in one narration to this the phrase, why are rubella human highly added? Now, that's all that I seek refuge in Allah subhanaw taala from the condition of the people of the hellfire. And this has a lot of benefit for us as a
short drive, but one that has deep meaning and one that we you know, should include the believer should include when we call to a loss penalty, Allah Why think of this, the only time in the Quran Allah subhanaw taala ordered the Prophet instructed the prophet to ask him for an increase of something to ask a lot to increase of something he didn't say, you know, increase my wealth increase my children, rather he told the Prophet what we'll call her up visit nearing that and say, My Lord, increase my knowledge. And so this is as if the prophets of Allah Islam is responding to the call in the end, a line the Quran is ordering, the Prophet asked for more knowledge. And here the Prophet
sallallahu alayhi Salaam is asking for more knowledge in this particular drop. And what's interesting about this is the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam begins, and he says Aloha and ferroni Bhima Lim 20 Oh, Allah benefits me with that which you have taught to me. And this is a very interesting way to start the drive. It's very interesting, because you would think what is more logical is you start the drive by saying, Oh, look, give me knowledge, then benefit me with the knowledge. But here the Prophet says, benefit me with what you've taught me, he begins to do are by asking for benefits in the knowledge by asking to be benefited, before even asking for knowledge
itself, benefit me with what You have taught me. He says this before he says, teach me what will benefit me and increase my knowledge. Why? Because the purpose of knowledge is to benefit from it. The purpose of knowledge is to use it and there's little value to have knowledge that does not benefit us. And so the Prophet wants us to understand, benefiting from knowledge is the primary focus of our knowledge and our gaining knowledge is to act according to it. Not just knowing but actually doing Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, a man whom a man who upon each one and that lady Sadie, then we'll call him and yeah, we're out of metal Robbie, what have you so we let the
analemma know a lady and Allah Allah moon, Allah subhanaw taala says is the one who is devotedly obedient during periods of the night, who is prostrating, who is standing in prayer, who is fearing the hereafter and hoping for the mercy of his Lord, say, are the ones who know equal to the ones who do not know. So our last panel data is talking about the people of knowledge that people have understanding, yet his example is of the one who prays that night, the one who stands the one who prostrates the one who makes two is the one who begs the last panel is Allah. Then he says, Can the one who knows knows be equal to the one who doesn't know? Meaning that the knowledge the mark of the
knowledge is the one who's acting according to it, the one who was praying the one who's standing and asking and using that knowledge in a beneficial manner? And he magmatic says something very beautiful he says Lisa learning because relativity why I says knowledge is not having numerous narrations, not knowing many Hadeeth knowing much facts and factoids and information. He says, knowledge from Allah subhanaw taala is a light that a lot places in your heart knowledge is you actually working, taking that knowledge and implementing it and doing something with it, and bringing light into the world. And so the light that Allah azzawajal puts in our hearts is the good
deeds that we perform. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, We are and who just unlucky are alike. He says the poor end is a proof for you or a proof against you. What does it mean that the Quran is a proof for you or a proof against you? When you act according to the Quran? It is something that defends you. It's something that says he acted according to me, he used me for beneficial reasons. And why is it an evidence against you, when you learn it? You know, it gets you neglected. You don't act according to it. You ignore it, and you don't use it in a way that is beneficial. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam says that has caught them I've done that no
servants foot will move on the Day of Judgment you will be suspended, unable to move paralyzed until the person is asked about four things and of the things that Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentions is what he didn't mean he mad that I meant to be his knowledge, what did he do with it? And so your knowledge is something you're going to be asked about what did you do with that knowledge? And Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran method livina her middle toe rots from millimeter middle How can I tell him all you have to do is follow that Allah Subhana Allah says in the Quran, the example the parable of the ones who are entrusted with the toto with the Scripture, and then they
did not take it on is like that of the donkey was carrying volumes on its backs. ie if you have knowledge and you don't use it a lot. So just drawing this comparison between the donkey who has knowledge on its back carrying it all over the place, but it's not using it. It's not benefiting
From that knowledge, it's not implementing that knowledge. It doesn't even know what's inside of it. It hasn't benefited from it at all. So this is a very harsh description from Allah subhanaw taala of the one who has the information but didn't do anything with it. And Allah Subhana Allah says, Yeah, you will. Edina Ave Lima takuna mallets I don't know you who believe why is it that you are saying that which you are not doing Kabuto McMullen and de la jolla and to Hulu mellitus. One of the things that is most hated greatest in hatred in the sight of Allah subhana wa tada the most hateful in the sight of Allah is that you say that which you do not do. So you have the knowledge you tell people
to do it but you yourself are not carrying it to me Allah protect us from that. For this reason, the Prophet sallallahu wasallam used to make another Aloma India with a bigger, meaner in the middle I am fat, or lie seek refuge in You from knowledge that does not benefits. I seek refuge in You from having knowledge, but the knowledge did not benefit me. And so even though it might sound more logical to begin by asking Allah give me knowledge first, and then benefit me from it. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi salam begins the day out by asking first for benefits from knowledge. And this is to show us that the most important part of gaining knowledge is to benefit from it. And the Prophet
wants us to understand that reality. And then he says, Why are limonene million ferroni and teach me that which will benefit me not all knowledge is beneficial. You know, some knowledge can actually be evil and harmful knowledge of things that are hard on knowledge of things like black magic, or things that are evil and disturbing. This is knowledge but it doesn't benefit you it can even harm you and bring darkness and evil to our hearts and some knowledge consumes our time but gives us little benefit, you know, knowledge of gossip what this person did what that person did, did you hear this about that person? How does this gossip benefits you? It doesn't benefit us at all right?
Or some people are engrossed in in the lives of celebrities and the details of their lives and the knowledge of this car and that car and again what you know what benefit is gained from these things, you know, very minimal at best. And so how how does it help you connect to a lot of knowledge and how does it increase your worship? How does it increase your charity? How's it does it increase your ability to positively impact others it's only a distraction and so a lot you know Teach me but Teach me that which is going to benefit me and then he says was in the near EMA and increase my knowledge and unless penalty Allah says in the Quran will put rugby's in the arena and say, oh my lord,
increase my knowledge. The Prophet was not ordered in the end to ask for an increase in anything, an increase in wealth or children or anything, nothing other than the increase of knowledge and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, when you read the law higher and lower, the law will be higher. You forget who the dean whomever a law wants good for them. He gives them an understanding of the religions. We ask Allah subhanaw taala to increase our knowledge in our religion, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. In one narration, he added the phrase, where will you be lucky militarily? And now I seek refuge in a law from the condition of the people of the hellfire. And
it's very interesting. The Prophet adds it in this way. Because why else are people going to be in the Hellfire except for two reasons. One, they acted with ignorance or two they had knowledge and yet they ignored their knowledge and they acted in evil anyways. And so we asked a lot to give us knowledge and to benefit us from the knowledge that He has given us. I mean, I will see you Shahla for our next episode of Solomonic labor Academy.