Methodology In Seeking Knowledge EP 1

Isam Rajab

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Special course by Yayasan Ta’lim & Arees University. Conducted by Dr Isam Rajab. METHODOLOGY IN SEEKING KNOWLEDGE (session 1)

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Santa Monica hasta la la Casa

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La Hara for being here

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at this hour from this day Sunday, May Allah Subhana Allah reward you the thought insha Allah

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will be about seeking knowledge, the methodology of seeking knowledge.

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And I know a lot of people, for every Muslim, this is something that is

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a great dream, to become

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a scholar or a student of knowledge. And I'm sure you know a lot of people they tried, they wanted to be students of knowledge, they took the path, but for one reason or another, they didn't continue. So to avoid being on the wrong track, to avoid the errors that other people have done, this is the purpose of attending inshallah, we will have

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about four or five sessions, five sessions, I will try to be practical. This is what we will cover today, mainly the talk will be about an introduction only. Just an introduction, why I feel that from time to time, we still need to remind people have the importance and the value of knowledge because many people, they still don't know the value.

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Some people are not some people, most of us are workers full time or part time. So if we make this class

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on weekdays, I'm sure we will not be able to attend at this time, why there is job and it is true job is important, but which is more important. The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one time to remind the companions of the value of knowledge, he told them who would like to get

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to camels

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for free, without doing something Haram.

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At their time, camel was one of the biggest assets, just like very expensive car. So how about I tell you, you go outside today and you get to luxurious cars, everybody would like that. So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, if you go to the masjid,

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and you learn to add, it's better than two camels.

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That's just one example. This is what the prophet sallallahu wasallam was telling them. So we need to know the virtues. Maybe you have heard about the ayat about the Hadith, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam mentioned about the value the virtue of knowledge, but we will try to comment on those, what can we learn from them? After that, inshallah, we will see what the scholars talked about what they said about the knowledge and then after that, we will take the practical steps this will be later inshallah maybe the next two sessions, the practical steps where to start, we all agree that knowledge is important, we all know that we have to try and become students of knowledge,

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are we on the right track or no, because nowadays, with a lot of

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institutions out there, maybe you think what you're getting is solid knowledge or correct knowledge and maybe not so, which one is correct, which one is not what to do? All this will be inshallah discussed also, in this module. So,

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here is

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a question before we even start, why

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you are here today, you came here,

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whether it is a class about seeking knowledge or it is a class about learning Arabic or it is a class about aqidah. Why you are here?

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What is your intention?

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The prophets Allah sallallahu wasallam said in Milan, Albania,

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actions are rewarded only by their intentions. So what is your intention? Is it because you didn't have anything else to do? Or today you felt that you have some time? So you decided to come or you do have something you want to achieve?

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What is it that you want? Why are you here? And more importantly, if you say I want to seek knowledge, why?

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Some people, they have this information, they want to seek knowledge, but for the wrong purpose.

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If you seek knowledge, to show off

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to become

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arrogant over other people, then this is a straight way to Hellfire or I have the will to jahannam.

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Are you going to argue with scholars just to debate with them?

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Your knowledge should be to please Allah subhanho wa Taala when the man, Rahim Allah was asked, How do I know if I am sincere?

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Some people, they do the same thing Exactly. But one of them is sincere and another one is not. How do I know if I am sincere?

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Allah said, when you intend to remove Arab ignorance from yourself when you intend to learn,

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when you learn, you are doing something better. That's my intention, even when I learned when I benefited, that's enough for me. regardless what people are going to say regardless what other people will have of their impression conviction about what I did, I became a better person because of one eye because that's all I want. This is what the man Ramallah said, about sincerity. When you intend to remove ignorance from yourself, you are learning, because let me ask you this.

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What do we know more or what we don't know is more.

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What we don't know. You are 40 5060 years. And still what you don't know is more? Yes. Yes. Imam Shafi Rahim Allah He has beautiful statement, who lemmas that trailmen is the trial man be jolly. Whenever I increase of my knowledge, I have more knowledge that I was ignorant. I have more knowledge of my ignorance. Every time I learned something new. That meant I didn't know it before. So how much else did I don't know also as well. And that's what Allah has just says in the Quran. This is not something hypothetical. This is what Allah has revealed himself says in the Quran, 182 Mina, Lamy Allah, Allah, Allah and you are not given enough knowledge except little. This is what

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allows or just says in Surah Surah one or D two mineralnye illa. Alina, what we don't know,

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is much more than what we know. And I'll give you an example. This is just a little bit sidetrack, but we'll give you

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this

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wireless mic.

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Somebody wants it right now.

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In Singapore, now, they have a class at nine o'clock. So they want this now.

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And I will just throw it and it will be there. What do you think?

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Is this possible or no? No. Well,

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I disagree.

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I say it is possible.

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And that's what Allah has mentioned in the Quran.

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In surah,

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Suleiman Ali Salam

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was sitting with the gatherings and he said, You Konya Tini Dr. Shiva, oh, bring forth her throne, the throne of welkeys

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Abdullah a Sunni Muslim in the Genie, what did he say? And it can be a couple and Takuma minakami we have this

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meeting now, before it's done, I will have it ready for you in front of you.

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That's faster than DHL than all other fast services, right?

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All olevia in the world? mominul keytab. You see the key here is what in the Who am amin and kita? Anna gkv, habla de la capasso. Before you blink your eye,

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it will be ready. Was it there? Or it wasn't there? It was, what was their

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throne bigger than this? Right? And it was just like that? How?

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How we don't know. Until now we don't know. But is it possible? Yes. How many things have we learned in the past few years? Only past few years? compared to 100 years ago? Actually, this is part of what will be the next course inshallah next weekend, we have course that maybe you inshallah, the point is what? What we don't know is much more than what we know.

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What we don't know is much more than what we know.

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So remember that always Humble yourself to knowledge. Don't think that you have a lot of knowledge. Whatever you learn, whatever you had, what you don't know what you don't have is much more.

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Okay, this is one important thing. Another thing you

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knowledge by itself is not an objective. It's a means

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knowledge.

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Why? Why it is not an objective? If you learn something, but you don't do it,

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you don't implement on the knowledge you learnt, what good is it?

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It will be against you will not be for you.

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Let me ask you this,

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we all seek refuge with Allah from,

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from the shaper, right?

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Who has more knowledge? We are shapen

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Are you sure?

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He does? Was it beneficial for him?

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It wasn't. So, always remember, this knowledge should be used to benefit you. But knowledge for knowledge only? What good is it? We have a lot of knowledge. The library is here hamdulillah you see the library, a lot of knowledge there. But it's in books, what's the use? You need knowledge to implement it,

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to benefit from it. Otherwise it will be against you it will not be for you.

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Not only that if somebody learned something, and did exactly the opposite, or lay out the villa.

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Every day we read in the Quran 17 times in our prayer.

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Bobby Holly, what does it mean? Are you really

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not the pass of those deserve the Wrath of Allah Who are they and why they deserved the Wrath of Allah subhanho wa Taala

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they knew but they didn't do so we are seeking refuge with ALLAH has a gel from those people. So you don't want to be like those people.

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That you are seeking refuge with Allah azza wa jal from

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another thing.

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And this is a warning. That's why it's very important from the beginning to purify your intention. Make sure that your intention is pure, it's only to please Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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One of the first people that will be thrown in Hellfire

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not

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caffeine,

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not faith, not killer, scholar.

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scholar.

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This is what the prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam

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meant to Sarobi him now, he mentioned three types of people, three types of people that will be thrown in Hellfire first before anyone else, one of them is alum.

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Why he will be brought forth in front of everyone and will be asked, why did you learn the knowledge and he would say, I learned this knowledge for you or Allah, for your sake, you will be told no, you told the life you are lying. You learn so people would say he is a scholar.

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So because of that, he is going to be thrown in Hellfire before anyone else. This is

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a reminder to purify our intentions. What is your intention? From the knowledge, make sure that you have the correct intention, make sure that you are trying your best to implement. This is our problem nowadays. And we will go through details in that in Sharla. Our problem we just want more and more. At the time of the companions of the enemy, it wasn't like that.

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They take only one thing. They do it and then they move on. That's how they learnt both knowledge and application. The implementation of knowledge.

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Nowadays, many people focus on more give us more I want to memorize so I finished around in six months I finished the Quran in two months I finished the Quran in one year.

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The companions were able to memorize easy, they had strong memories. They had very sharp intelligence, but they didn't do it quickly. Why? They said we would not exceed 10 is only thing if until we learn them, we understand them, we implement them and then we move on.

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That's what they used to do.

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See, that's the difference

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between our methodology nowadays and their methodology, we just want more, give us more for what did you do what you learnt already or not?

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You want the real knowledge. Here is a solution from the Quran. You want real knowledge. You have to have one thing one thing will give you knowledge. Allah says in the Quran what Allah fear Allah Allah

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You pious not because of what you were or what you say because of what you do. Are you really pious Allah says what the law, why you are lemo kumala fear Allah and Allah will teach you. If you have the true fear of Allah, the true piety, a lot of teaching,

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my beloved in the soul of the alarm, this is simple example. He asked the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, Eli Lilly abuela, what kind of deeds is best, and beside the last panel data

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Prophet sallallahu Sallam told us to live up to one or they only walk, to be to pray at the beginning of time.

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That's one thing.

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My son said, through my eyes, then what?

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Why he asked them what? Because they already did the first one. He was already doing that.

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The Prophet sallahu wa salam said,

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you know, the Hadith, how many things he mentioned, Prophet sallallahu sallam, three things, prayer, being dutiful, obedient to the parents, and we had

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the longest road or the Lance's and that's the point. If I were to ask him for more, he would have given me more. So why did he ask for more?

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Now I have enough, let me implement let me work on that. And then I will ask for more.

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The problem now, just give me and then I will decide we have hamdulillah we have revolution media,

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online, on site libraries, a lot of books, a lot of tools, DVDs, CDs, whatever. Where is the practice? Where is the practical knowledge? That's the key.

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So from the beginning, from we even

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before we start, correct your intention. Remember that if you go with only one thing useful, even if every single thing you heard, you already knew this is possible, may be what I'm going to say you already heard it from A to Z, everything you heard it before.

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You would come and say, I don't want to attend anymore, because I already knew everything. Still you will be rewarded.

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How the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam mentioned the Hadith, that Alonzo jail has angels.

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group of angels, their job is to write the names of people who attend the gatherings of learning, that's their job.

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So by just sitting here, you are rewarded.

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learning something that's additional. That's a plus. Implementing also that's even better.

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Great Hadith only from one gathering. But because we are so used now let's go and sit and we forgot to correct our intentions every single time you come, even if you come more than one time, every day. Every time you are here. remind yourself of this intention. This is important. Now, in the Quran, Allah azza wa jal says,

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In the Maya shala having a baddie Allah, the true people that really fear Allah are Who?

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The scholars, why? What about other people?

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This is an important reminder for us, learning and seeking knowledge should bring you closer to Allah subhanaw taala not the other way around. Unfortunately, sometimes you find some people, the leaders of deviation are more knowledgeable than the ignorant ones. This is very dangerous. Your knowledge should bring you closer to Allah. Allah azza wa jal says, In the Maya salamin eva de la Lama, the ones who have true knowledge, they knew about a lot more. So they had more fear of Allah subhana wa Taala, not the other way around. So the more you learn, the more you know about the last panel data, the more you are fearful of Allah. That's why who was the most fearful of Allah azza wa

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jal,

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the Messenger of sallallahu wasallam. Why? Because he was more knowledgeable of Allah hydrogen.

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He knew more than what all other companions knew. So that's why he was more fearful. So ask yourself always this question, the knowledge that I'm learning is it making me closer to Allah subhanaw taala is it making me a better person? You have to remind yourself always this is very important. This is the ayah in the martial law, I mean, I barely hear Allah

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in Surah pa

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You need to open up in Surah pa

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114. Allah subhanho wa Taala says, we're all probably Zinnia Elma say, My Lord, say this is a command from Allah to who

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commands are directly to the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, then to the rest of people, followers of the prophets are set up. So this is a command from a lot of the messenger sallallahu sallam, what all of the Z Anima

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look at the Quran, all the ayah The only thing that Allah asked his messenger for increment in something it was

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money, wealth, children, possessions, knowledge. Were for Robbie z Dyneema.

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That's the only thing that allows Magento the prophet SAW Selim to ask for more. Nowadays, we are looking for more in all means of dunya but when it comes to knowledge many times, okay, Maybe yes, maybe no. So, remember, the prophet SAW Selim was not told to pray for more dunya for more money, which is okay, it's not bad. You can earn more in Halloween. What's wrong with that? It's nothing wrong. But the thing that really

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was,

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till the prophet SAW Selim to ask for more, it was knowledge worker, Robbie Zinnia. Allah

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in the other area

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will help yesterday levena Allah moon, Valentina. Leanna se, are they equal? Those who know and those who don't know?

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Are they equal?

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They are not equal. They are not equal. We see Subhanallah the difference between someone who knows and someone who doesn't know?

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In Sahih, Muslim,

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the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us the story of the man who killed 99 souls, you know the story, right?

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What happened when he asked someone pious but without knowledge, he gave him right or wrong answer. Wrong answer what happened to that man?

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He was killed. But then the man who killed 100 souls including this pious man, he went to

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a scholar Island, and he told him who can stop you from repenting. You see the difference?

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This is what the prophet sallallahu Sallam also said, the virtue of the knowledgeable over the ignorant

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or the worshipper, someone who is knowledgeable and someone who's not knowledgeable but just worshipper

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is like the virtue of me over the least of you.

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how

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different it is between the prophet SAW Selim and the least amongst us, that's exactly what the process and M said regarding the knowledgeable and the habit, the worshipper, alum and Abbot, so which one you are.

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Now, there is no differentiation between IBM and rabada This is our problem nowadays and inshallah we will talk about it later. The importance of performing a better

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to recognize knowledge to remain eligible.

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Because unfortunately, for many of us, we separated Oh, this is real. And then there is a bad, they are always both, they are always together. Any kind of separation, that's a problem.

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Any kind of knowledge that will not result in any practical aspect. You shouldn't worry about it. How big are the angels?

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If we don't have specific Hadith, there is no use of discussing that. how helpful is this for you? In your deen in your religion and you're doing okay? And compare that to many other cases? Allah azza wa jal told us in the Quran about the staff, the staff of Muslims and Islam.

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Well, hyena, Illa Moosa and Neil bleep Yasaka. We inspired most of them to strike the sea, with his rod with his staff. What kind of staff was it?

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What color is it?

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It was not mentioned why you will learn that in depth series shala. If you didn't already know. These are things that are irrelevant. beyond the point. always focus on what's useful. The point is that most artists Alam had a stamp

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Usually this staff does not break the sea, but because of the command of Allah subhanaw taala it. Usually, inanimate objects Do not turn to life, but because of Allah, as soldiers will it became a snake. So that's the point, what color it is what type of wood or this is beyond the point. So remember that always in knowledge, always focus on what's useful. So the point is, they are not equal. Those who have knowledge and those who don't have knowledge. Knowledge always has to be attached to a balla always

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you learn to implement, just learning for nothing. You shouldn't worry about that.

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knowledge that will not result in practical aspects. You shouldn't waste your time on it.

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Allah's Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam

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said men silica porygon Delta Mitsubishi man Saha, la la la hora en la

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you're seeking a path for knowledge, you are seeking path to paradise. Road became easy.

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You want to drive? Have you been to Georgia before?

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All of you, I haven't been there. How far is it?

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Four hours, they have signs all the way.

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And it's easy to go there. Imagine you have your own guide on the GPS, you exactly go here and then there and then there. When you seek knowledge, you are telling yourself and going to paradise you are getting directions. You have your own GPS going where to paradise. This is what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, in Silicon Valley meltemi severe Alma, he who seeks path for knowledge allow will make easy for him path to paradise

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honkala so you don't get that in other things.

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You don't get that in other things. Why knowledge is so precious.

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I bet that is so precious. You are standing before our last panel at the island alone in a very beautiful and nice moment. During the night. During the day you are praying, you're prostrating yourself to Allah. This is very beautiful, but still not like, l Why? Because when you do that, when you are praying, you're benefiting only yourself. But with knowledge, you are benefiting others also, as well. Imagine when you tell the people what you know. And they benefit from that. And you are giving people the benefit. So that's why it's more important, more valuable than they bother.

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Also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, when you read the law to be higher on if up to 15. If Allah wants to do good to you, you think you are really fortunate? How do you know that when Allah gives you the ability to comprehend, to understand the religion, to have the knowledge of this religion? Okay, again, the prophet SAW Selim did not say whoever Allah wants to do good for him will give him more money we'll give him see it was not about dunya stop worrying. You go hamdulillah you spent time working, trying your best earning degree getting promotion working, try to focus on your religion.

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That's all the goodness there in your religion, Missouri, the law will be higher on the first day Have you been?

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Also, you say I don't want to learn a lot. I just want the minimum.

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This is an obligation. It's not even optional thing. You have to learn what's your life cannot continue without it.

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This is an obligation Pallavi farinata Nanakuli Muslim likewhat every day do you Or don't you have to pray?

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You have to pray. So, you have to learn how to pray

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whatever is related to prayer will you have to learn that shala soon we will start the month of Ramadan. You have to learn about fasting because you are going too fast you have too fast. So there is a minimum requirement for every single Muslim. Whatever you are a better is not performed without it. This is obligation. You have to learn.

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Nowadays people compete what they can learn more why they can earn more money. I have more knowledge. So this is about your own

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Self about your own salvation on the Day of Judgment, how much knowledge Do you have we have sufficient or you have below the minimum.

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So the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said it is an obligation. We spent 12 years at schools learning sometimes even more. And then how much of that

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education have we used or we are going to use with knowledge with real knowledge, you should always use it. You should always use it.

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And

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I think I gave this example before

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we have several versions

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different narrations for one action that the Prophet sallallahu wasallam did

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like after record,

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Sonny Allahu demon hamidah what do we say?

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vana. Well, I can hunt. How about robina local hump?

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it's valid. Okay, how about Robin Allah Callahan. Hamden, Catherine Pavan Mubarak and Fie Mila Senado mula, mula ma[???]a. Mishima, Alison, Hakuna Kala.

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How about that? Allah hamara ban Allah can tell about that.

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Why different versions for one action.

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You need to

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remove the habit from your father.

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So every time you are mindful, what do you say? The minute you say Allahu Akbar. Before you start Bismillah R Rahman Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil aalameen What do you say?

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What is it?

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I can't hear you. You don't say anything?

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What is it? You say a lot? What is

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the smell? What is it?

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A lot of work can be around Hungary like athira Subhana line.

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Okay, how about a llama has been invaded by Mr. Murray. How about what just what a lovely Fatah cinemavilla? How about that, why more than one version, because many people a lot whatever they got used to it, they forgot that they are standing before Allah subhanaw taala. But with a bad that when you know that there is more than one version. And when you implement them,

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you are benefiting yourself and you are more focused on the better. But if you don't even know that there is more than one version, that's all what you learned only one way and you are going to do with it became routine it became just like second nature, you are not enjoying the band. So the key here is knowledge. You know more than one time. Same thing with karate more than one presentation. One raw two who have meliton happen. One Bravo homiletic. There is so you enjoy the reading of the Quran. It gives you more beauty, more meanings. You are reflecting on what you are reading. That's the case with knowledge. Always knowledge will benefit you. So remember that the purpose of

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knowledge is implementation.

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The Prophet also sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Al mela ekata letaba agnihotra highly valuable and the angels, not the readers of this dunya the angels would lower their wings for the seeker of knowledge out of pleasure of what he is doing or she is doing.

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The angels they are humbling themselves to the student of knowledge, out of happiness for what he is doing.

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This is what you will get

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which you won't get anywhere else.

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special offer buy one get one free zero. This is the best offer you get as a student of knowledge. That's what you are going to get.

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Imagine if you reach the level of Allium scholar

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or in Lima that's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said when the lalibela esto fue la hakushi you say? Allah Allah, I ask you for forgiveness. people,

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animals, even whales in the oceans, they would ask Allah for forgiveness for you.

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This will be the case

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With the scanner, you have

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the creatures on your side.

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This is what you get. So, why I'm saying this never ever underestimate the knowledge. Unfortunately, we are in a time because of the abundance hamdulillah we have an abundance of ways to seek knowledge because of that, actually people are now

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careless about knowledge. Why?

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You have to announce you have to market you have to explain what this is about. You have to ask people to send them reminders, please come

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on. Oh no, it's far away. 10 minutes drive.

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That's the case with people we bring speakers from overseas from far away just to give a talk.

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That was not the case. At the time of the companions of the Prophet SAW Selim. Usually they used to go for knowledge they used to travel. That was the difference. One case one example many examples, but I will give you only one.

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Jabir ibn Abdullah, or the Allahumma the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam narrated many Hadith. jabber all day long. He heard about a hadith that was narrated by another Companion of the liabilities of the law, and the law of illness was narrating Hades jabber asked about this hadith who's narrating this hadith it was new to him. jabber for the alarm used to be in the company of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam he didn't hear this hadith. The Hadith is about the state of people when they are resurrected. You shall know so fast that people will be resurrected barefooted or rotten naked. Hola uncircumcised. So to have to Jabir. This was new Hadith, something new. He didn't hear

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that before. Who is narrating that? They told him Abdullah you know, nice. Where was Abdullah bin? Oh, nice. He was in a sham. jabil was in Medina. We're talking about 1200 kilometers.

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1200 kilometers, no car, no plane. Only camels

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jabber or the lavon he went

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to the camel went 40 days traveling for what hadn't

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arrived double happiness or the law. Somebody opened the door as Who is it? He said jabber. Tell Abdullah that I'm jabber. When Abdullah heard that it's jabber, the Companion of the foster son of game outside hugging him. Jagger told him. Tell me the Hadith that you are telling the people he said I heard the Prophet sallallahu wasallam saying people will be gathered. When they are resurrected, barefooted naked. uncircumcised. jabber told him to sakala him and he went back.

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He went he traveled for what? For one honey?

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Who of us would do that? See, this is the difference. We say we want to be students of knowledge. We want to be scholars. But unless it's coming to us, unless it's made easy unless we heard about it unless the announcements were made explanation.

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brief description. We're not interested. Unfortunately, this is not the case. That shouldn't be the case.

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The minute we know that there is something useful, even if you heard it before, even if it's a topic that was repeated still, you will get the reward. Just by sitting there, you will be getting the reward.

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Even animals

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are elevated.

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Is there knowledge for animals?

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Is there school where animals could go and learn? Well, the Quran tells us that we can hunt with educated dogs. One alum to mineral jawara. McCann, Libby,

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this is something is discussed in Phil.

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When scholars discussed the book of hunting, you could hunt by yourself with an arrow with a bullet. But you could also have animals, what kind of animals not any animals, animals that are educated. How you define educated animals, especially like the dogs, the hunting dogs, you stop them they stop, you command them to go they will go see even with animals, they became elevated with knowledge. So panela

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With the hunting dogs that are educated, it's permissible to eat.

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But with the dogs that are not educated, you're not allowed to eat, because maybe they hunted for their own

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benefit to eat themselves, not for you. But the hunting dogs that are educated you commanded them, you stop them, they stop, you tell them you they go, this is in the Quran in surah neither. So, imagine that even the animals

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they are prepared and they are elevated to Panama.

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Yet we still have some people they are not interested or don't value the knowledge. Now, one step

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on the path of knowledge inshallah.

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And this is something that was mentioned by Imam Shafi Rahim Allah

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to him, there are six conditions for knowledge.

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He Lenten Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah visit that in some beacons of silica bibiani, the count on which they hadn't had a summer bulletin, or software to study or to lose on any six conditions, you have to achieve them to attain knowledge.

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According to mem shafia, harmala, first one is intelligence, you have to be

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sharp mind that you can understand if you are able to understand

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some people, you repeat the thing once, twice, three times, they might learn but they will get so much they will not be in an advanced level.

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The second thing is thriving. That's the nature of knowledge. It doesn't come easy. It's not It's not something that you want overnight. And here it is. No.

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You have to strive. And scholars, they wrote books, about

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their trips in seeking knowledge. One of them would go and would have only a loaf of bread, that's all.

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No car, no money, nothing. They had to work. International Rahim Allah is a great scholar of Islam. He couldn't afford going for hedge paying from his own pocket. So he had to work for the hedge group that he was going with, to take care of their camps. This happened to many people don't think that they got knowledge easily that books were available. scholars were everywhere and they came to them. No, they had to go they have to travel. So it's nice to read about how they struggle, you would appreciate more this knowledge.

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You have to strive

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overnight, it doesn't happen.

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That's not the nature of knowledge, the car on which they hadn't been caring, you have to care also, you don't care about something, you want to pay attention to it, you want to value it.

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That's why you can tell when you tell people, there is a movie new. Let's go there is a class.

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Okay? See the difference? Whenever there is an event live, it's now today is the first day the debut everybody is going

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where is the caring for knowledge, if you don't care, you will not get the knowledge again you will get only so much

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you have to have the means and handle and now we have recordings we have visual aids, we have the internet, we have DVDs, all kinds of media also at their time they needed money, you want to travel you have to be able to travel nowadays you want to travel you need to have a ticket. So the means of knowledge, financial, physical,

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whatever is going to help you sometimes even the books that you need to purchase depends that you need to write with all that is from the means.

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You have to have the means.

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The next condition number five, is that the companionship of a scholar, you teacher, you could most of the time you could define

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the student by knowing the teacher. How a teacher that learns only four years. Can he give you more than those four years. That's all what he has. A teacher studied for eight years. He is what

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in higher level. So a teacher that learns even for 12 views

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With experience of 10 years or more, what the more

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the scholar knew, the more the students will know. And this is our problem nowadays. Now, I don't want to discourage you, there are hungry people with sincere intentions. But just because they attended one course or for one year, that doesn't qualify them to become scholars.

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I'm not saying stop or try always to go to the best. Just like what we do with our dunya I want to purchase something, I will get the best. I want something with quality. Same thing with knowledge.

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You have to have the company of a scholar.

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That's what students of knowledge used to do in the early ages. And that's why they became also scholars. Books, yes, they are useful. But many times you don't know

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how to explain the difference. You read something but it's not explained. You need the teacher.

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You will always need the teacher.

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Allah azza wa jal didn't send the Quran as a book. He sent the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam to convey the message of Allah subhanho wa Taala.

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So the companionship of a scholar is very important

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to the study, and the last one is to lose money long time.

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Long time.

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How much time depends? What do you want to achieve?

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You just want to learn the basics in one year or three years, or you want to be real student of knowledge, five, six years or you want to be scholar, what do you want to be depending on that? Again, it doesn't happen, just like that overnight, something that you wished for something that you hoped and then it happened? No, you have to strike it, it will take long time. That's the nature of things.

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rushing things will actually backfire.

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Imagine

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a new baby that is born and everybody is happy.

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They want him or her to grow fast. So instead of breast milk, they are giving him or her fish

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high in protein to grow fast. Would that be suitable? will die Why? There has to be time at least for one or two years only breast milk.

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Only there is time you have to wait. Don't rush things.

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things do not happen just like that overnight, more and more. No.

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I remember when we were students, about 20 years ago,

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we had some Mattoon some texts to memorize that will help us reviewing and remembering the cases. And we wanted to memorize quickly. At that time, the text the whole text will be only 40 pages. People until now from that group until now they couldn't memorize this 40 pages why they wanted to memorize everything at once. But if you started with one line, even if it would take you longer still. Same thing. Now, how many of you would wish to memorize the Quran? The entire Quran?

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Right? Anybody would say no, no, I don't want to memorize the Quran. It's a dream. It's a wish for everyone. Right? But let me ask you this. Really? How many of you did memorize the Quran?

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We don't have anyone have

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the whole Quran? Why?

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Why? How hard is it to memorize every single day only one line, one line, just one line. You know how long it will take you roughly 22 years. But here's the thing you have been trying for the last 30 years. It didn't work. Try this one line. Even if you didn't get there, it's not your responsibility to finish as long as he took the path the right way, you will be rewarded you will be rewarded inshallah. So, remember that there has to be time

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there has to be time. main problem for many people nowadays. They just want everything quickly.

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They are in a hurry. No, we have knowledge. You have to take them and I tell you I I tell you personally This is my personal experience. Finishing studies for years. I thought I knew everything. I am the scholar of this dunya then with coming to practice, and I was different. At that time I was arrogant I felt like I studied in the city of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam

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memorized the entire Quran I have the jazz I have this and Subhanallah when I came to the real life year after year I learned more I become more humble I learned that how ignorant I was then earning another degree spending more time then. So, what I am now not the same I was 1520 years ago

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time will be a great factor will teach you a lot things that cannot be learned but by time

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so remember that these are six conditions according to mmm Shafi Rahim Allah that remember them if he wanted to seek knowledge, he also said this beautiful and profound statement. lm and la ma de

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la Rafi mana la Yura flannel Abba

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wynona Hua gelato Illa Belarus while a Torah su 11 knifes while at the spa in Labradors, while at a solo in legalese, Tina de la caja de la Ciudad Juarez, Manny Sahar aka Latino facility layli video, what does that mean? This is a rough translation, not accurate, but just rough translation for what he said. Mainly, he's telling you that knowledge is hard to grasp to digest. It's not like a movie you're watching. Sometimes you say, what's the meaning here? It's tough.

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But you can get it.

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And it's not easy to get otherwise everyone would say I want to become a scholar and he or she becomes scholar. It's not the case. It's not easy to get. It's hard.

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And it's not easy to digest as well. So what do you do?

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You don't see it by dream. I dream that I'm a scholar. So you became a scholar. You don't achieve knowledge? Why dreams only wishful dreams? No. Okay. You don't inherit knowledge. That's another thing. Just because your father your mother was shaved scholar, then you became No, you have to learn. Maybe it's easier for you because you have the keys. Your parents are guiding you. They are telling you what to do.

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And what not to do, it will be easier but just because your father is a scholar, that doesn't mean you are

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okay. It's not something that you inherit.

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It's something that you achieve you earn.

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Okay, it's like a tree and every tree needs What?

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Water?

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What is the water for knowledge? How can you nourish the knowledge? How can you become knowledgeable?

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You have to plant it. How? By studying

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by learning, okay, by long time

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by relying on the evidence

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by staying awake at night, not on Facebook, Whatsapp and all these social media tools know, staying awake during the night trying to solve a case trying to think of a solution, trying to see an evidence.

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That's how you will learn and earn the knowledge.

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This is what the man Shaka Ramallah said. And he said also in another statement, that to him, staying awake at night for knowledge. Trying to solve the case is lovelier than being in bed with a beautiful woman on the day of wedding, something to ask maybe we say or this is just wishful or hypothetical thing. It's true. It's reality. When you enjoy the knowledge that you are becoming closer to Allah subhanaw taala you are solving a case you learn something you didn't know the pleasure is great.

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How can you feel that you have to try it, just my path you will not get it. You have to try you have to practice. So you need to be awake during the night. Because your time you feel your time is passing by quickly. But someone who is spending most of the time with others talking on TV, internet, how you will feel that this is important. Again, even if it's one case, one thing you learned only today, we have 355 days 355 new cases. That's in one year, then another year and that's it. Just learn one case every day social

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We will go through the practical steps later.

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Next time inshallah we will go through the practical steps because there are different ways depending on what do you want to achieve what do you want to become? So I ask Allah subhana wa Taala

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to give us the ability to learn with sincere intention to please Him subhanho wa Taala and to become better people, may Allah subhanaw taala make us among those who listen to the guidance and follow the rest of it. So this is it for today inshallah, and the next time within two weeks, two weeks inshallah we will have more practical things that will allow Hydra if, if any questions, comments, please feel free. It's time now.

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Yes. Okay. The brother has a question.

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What is more important knowledge or a better?

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It's both.

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Both of them are important, you cannot perform a better without knowledge. Our problem is the separation and I mentioned that don't separate both of them are important. But when it comes to two different things, you have already the knowledge

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and there is the bother

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the obligatory knowledge and the obligatory I bet the both of them are achieved.

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Prayer, you know how to pray. Now you want to learn something extra. And also there is time to pray. Let's say during the night you already prayed he prayed the sooner but now is it better to pray? pm Alain, or it is better to seek knowledge for more things that you want to learn. Masha, Allah says our aim has more virtue over the better as I told you when you learn you are benefiting others also not only yourself, but when you're doing a bad it's only benefiting you.

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But generally they are they should be together.

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Any other questions?

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