Channel: Isam Rajab
Special course by Yayasan Ta’lim & Arees University. Conducted by Dr Isam Rajab. PURIFICATION OF THE SOUL (session 1)
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Can you hear me?
Why we don't have brothers?
Okay? I said brothers not Brother Brother is okay 100 lovers we need the brothers.
Can we start inshallah
okay hamdulillah next time you come early so you could have seen here, you don't want to be us have Shimon
smil Al Hamdulillah salat wa salam ala rasulillah
salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
JazakAllah Hara May Allah reward you for being here today.
We're starting in sha Allah, very unique course. I am hoping Bismillah by the end of reading everything here and explaining everything, you will notice a change in your day to day practical life, especially before the month of Ramadan. This is very good beginning inshallah.
We will start actually from everybody, by the way, do you have the
notes? Okay, please open on page 22. That's where we will start. We will not start from page one. We will start from page 22.
Participating in gatherings for learning. That's where we will start. Why? Because actually, that's the beginning. Before we even talk about the the Muslim character, we are here in a gathering for learning. So that's what we should start with. This is the beginning. Before we talk about other things that will happen later or we will do later. We are now in a gathering for learning. So that's what we will be talking about.
By the way these
these notes are originally written by one of the great scholars of Islam. His name is Amanda bin hasn't Rahim Allah. I don't know if you've heard of him. If it hasn't from Anglos from Spain. Originally, Mandarin hasn't Rahim Allah, He died in the year 456.
If it hasn't been andalusi, he wrote a beautiful book called Allah Allah was CRP modality nuforce. That's in Arabic In English, it could be translated to healing the souls and morality. So these notes are from that book from that book. And this is the fourth country Hamdulillah, where this book now is being taught
in four different continents. Not only four different countries, but four different continents, in three languages, Arabic, English and Spanish. So what he says here, if you participate in gathering for learning, your participation should be solely for the sake of gaining more knowledge and reward.
Anytime you come to a gathering for learning, you have to ask yourself this question, why am I here?
For what purpose? Am I here? Because I had nothing else to do. Or I had two hours, spare time that I wanted to kill? Or I'm here because I heard about this topic. And I have a lot of knowledge and I want to show people my knowledge.
What is the purpose? What is the intention, always the correct intention leads to a correct end. So here he says your participation should be solely for two things. Two things, gaining more knowledge and reward reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala.
So that's the good part. That's on the positive side. You should come here for two things, gaining more knowledge and reward from Allah subhanho wa Taala. On the other hand, you should not participate in such gatherings believing that the knowledge you have is sufficient.
What if that's the case? You're invited
A topic that you are very well aware of.
Still, you can go if you have the correct intention, even if you say I know about this topic, but you will go with the correct intention that you will get the reward. What about the knowledge, the knowledge, you already have it, but you still can get the reward, how you can get the reward, although everything that will be said, you already know. Because you know that in a gathering for learning, you are rewarded regardless, even if every single thing you know, everything single thing was said you already know you will still be rewarded. This is what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said, That's the promise from Allah subhanaw taala. And that's the beauty about these gatherings,
the gathering for learning, that we are rewarded no matter what. But you have to have the correct intention. Whenever you come with that intention. So don't come believing that the knowledge you have is sufficient, looking for errors to speak about. This is the problem. You say I know everything. So you will wait, every sentence that will say, Oh, he made a mistake here or he made that's wrong intention.
Why? Because from the beginning, you came with that intention that my knowledge is sufficient, what I know, is perfect. So you will start looking for errors to speak about, or strange opinions to criticize.
We have this Unfortunately, some people that's what they do. To you, maybe this is a strange opinion.
But to other people, it's not the only problem because you didn't hear about it before you thought that your knowledge is sufficient. So don't come with that intention, that my knowledge is sufficient, but I'm going there anyways, let's see if the speaker will make any mistake, you shouldn't do that. That's not the gathering for learning anymore. your intention now is not pure, your intention should be for only two things, you gain more knowledge. What if all the knowledge that was said you already have, then you will get the reward? one of two things, that's what you will get.
This is the behavior of the base of the law people,
law people panela if you look at some of the scholars, they try to compare humans to animals
with the qualities and the characteristics, they have the law people, if you say 10 words that are correct, and one word that is wrong, which one they will mention the 10 or the one the one but the good people, or at least the just people, they will tell you he or she said 10 things that are right and one thing that is wrong.
Only the law people people have the base, they will only look for the wrong things, just like some of the creatures of Allah subhanaw taala like the flies, this is an example fly, where does it go? It goes only to the trash.
And you don't want to be like these kinds of creatures, you want to be of the rest like angels, okay. So, this is the behavior of the bass, who will never succeed in obtaining knowledge and the line we saw that
I remember 20 years ago, we used to study and we have some colleagues and they were not interested really in what is said the books that are given, they were interested in the behavior of the speaker, how he looks like oh look how he speaks. Look at the accent look at after four years what happened.
You rarely find them gaining knowledge because of the wrong intention from the beginning. We saw that a lot you see people all what they are worried about this person, how he looked like what did he say how he said it, not about the knowledge. So those people will not succeed and inshallah none of you are like that. Make sure that you have the correct intention. Whenever you are in a gathering for learning, okay again, for those who came we are on page 22.
If you participate in these gatherings, having the right intention. again as I said the right intention is one of two gaining more knowledge and reward from Allah subhanaw taala. You At any rate, attained the good, you are attaining the good
and knowledge that you learned that is something good you benefited. You already know the knowledge you will get the reward from Allah subhanaw taala So at any rate, you are attending the good
and if you participate having the wrong intense then you should stay home.
right, at least
at least you don't add more bad deeds to you stay at home, it's safer.
You should stay at home for this would be more comfortable for your body. Why would you drive your car spend fuel, go through the toll if the road was long drive from here, then you should stay at home. For this would be more comfortable for your body and more dignified for your morals, and safer for your religion. At least you didn't commit any bad deed.
Bye bye backbiting, by making fun by having this wrong intention.
So every time you want to participate in a gathering for learning, ask yourself this very question, why am I here? What's my purpose? Am I going to gain more knowledge or reward, or I'm here for the wrong intention. I'm here to criticize the talk about the strange things. So that's what the law says if you participate in these gatherings with the right intent, which we mentioned previously, as I said two things gaining more knowledge and reward. That's the only thing that should make you come to a gathering for learning, then you should do one of these three things. Now. We agreed that there are two types of intention, two purposes, two objectives, you're coming to gain more knowledge, and
to gain more reward. Agreed. That's the intention. Now, what should we do? This is what you should do one of three things.
As a participant in a gathering for learning, you have one of three options. One, you keep silent, as one who has no knowledge.
You are learning, you're quiet. What he says you write down some notes. You listen, you try to rehearse, you try to memorize, that is one option. You keep silent as one who has no knowledge. In this case, you deserve the reward of someone who has the intention of observing tentatively.
the praise of someone who is not meddlesome, because you have some people that are always interrupting
is it for the right reason or bad reason you don't know but they are always interrupting. So we have to go back and then we have to
track what was said. But if you are silent, you will be praised, you are
paying attention, you are quiet.
you have the praise of someone who is not meddlesome the dignity of keeping good company?
How would others feel
the ones sitting next to you, if every time you say a word, or ask a question, they will be bothered, eventually they won't be bothered. So instead of that, they are having a good company they are enjoying sitting next to you. Otherwise, next time you find nobody sitting next to you why you are talking a lot, you are asking a lot, or you were doing something that was disturbing.
And the kindness of those in the gathering. So that's option number one, you come, you keep quiet, you are learning, you are paying attention, you are writing down some notes. So this is the first option.
Second option, let's say this doesn't apply to you. Second option. If you do not keep quiet, then you should ask questions as one who seeks knowledge.
Again, here is the key word. As someone who seeks knowledge. Just asking question doesn't mean that the person is seeking knowledge. Many times after a long experience, you would notice from some people that they ask a question that they know the answer already.
Or they ask a question, and they don't even want to hear the answer.
One time I remember the question was asked and I started answering and the person already left.
Alone Hello, I'm here you ask the question. So Allah azza wa jal says in the Quran, first Allah Allah Vickery
asked the people of knowledge, okay, but that's not the end of the
first aloo athlet victory in quantum latinum. If you don't know, if you don't know what if you know
if you know don't ask, don't ask. So we have some people unfortunately,
They just ask
for the sake of asking
my concern, and that's not the right thing to do. So on the other hand, sometimes people say, Oh, I think she wanted to ask, or he wanted to ask, well, they can speak for themselves, Speak for yourself and everyone else will speak for him or herself. Okay? So, if you don't want to keep quiet, you can ask, no one is saying you cannot ask. No one can say questions are prohibited, you can ask, but you should ask questions as one who seeks knowledge. In this case, you deserve the four good things we enumerated above. What are the four good things, the praise of the one who is not meddlesome the kindness of the gathering? These four themes and one fifth, gaining more knowledge,
sometimes because of your question, the speaker remembered something he didn't say.
You clarified something another one wanted to ask about, it could happen sometimes.
But again, this goes back all to one thing, the correct intention, you have to have the correct intention.
Now, how can we know that our question is appropriate or it's not appropriate?
The nature of the inquiry of a true learner is to ask about what you do not know.
At one point, I started actually asking people when they ask a question,
brother, sister, have you asked this before? Because you notice that you have been repeatedly asked about this, like in America, it's almost always you are asked about insurance is insurance haram or halal? halal food? Can we eat non slaughtered meat?
mortgage? And you notice these questions are repeated. So what's the purpose? You already asked? 10 times everybody comes, you have been asking him? Why you're asking again? Where is the correct intention here?
Okay, don't try to shopping with questions. You heard an answer you didn't like. So now you want a different answer. That's not the nature of someone who wants to gain more knowledge. So ask about what you do not know. Not about what you know, for to inquire into what you know, is foolishness, then wickedness and wasting of your speech and time with matters that have no utility for you or for others? Because of your question, you interrupted the session. And now, people wanted to go back and you already know the answer. That's the thing. If you don't know the answer, fine. No one is telling you you cannot ask you can. But if you already know the answer, or you know, what will happen
because of your question, many times sometimes
because of the question, the entire session was ended,
or the person was punished, or the share the speaker didn't want to continue?
It happened and there are famous stories. One of them is the story of Imam Al Bukhari himself. Rahim Allah you all know me Buhari.
The base is for his trial, the basis for his trial. I don't know if you know that how he died. Do you know how nagahama died? He died alone.
In a place deserted by people. That's how I remember Buhari Rama died. All that happened because one person asked the question, remember Buhari was Mahadev he was a scholar of Hadith. He asked him the Quran is it created or not created? at their time, it was the fitna the trial of the issue of boron. There were people
not from Arizona, they started saying that the Quran is created.
As soon as say the Quran is the word of Allah subhanaw taala and the words of Allah azza wa jal are they or are they created
the words of Allah are not created you cannot seek refuge with something created that ship. You cannot say I seek refuge with this mic or with this rock with this stone you cannot. But the Prophet sallallahu Sallam used to seek refuge with the words of Allah I owe the beginning Mati light and Matt. So the Quran is not created. That's the opinion of others sooner. But when you come to the book, that the Quran is
on it, the book itself, the paper, everything these are created. Anyway, that's not our issue. Our issue is that this was at their time at trial. So because of this man when he asked him about that thing,
the session was about Hadith in Bukhari, he was a scholar of Hadith, he was giving people Hadith, he was a great scholar. Now, because of that, the Mahara mala was under persecution, and he was left alone, and he had to migrate. And all this had to dry one person out of the gatherings, he wanted to ask this question.
to be of this kind of people. Ask about what you don't know, not about what you know.
It might even lead to enmity.
People will start hating you, even the speaker, sometimes, that person asked the question that was not appropriate, or as the question in front of the gatherings instead of alone between me and him. So it might lead to enmity, you don't want that. Ask about what you don't know. Whatever it is, if you don't know, ask about it. Sometimes even if you don't know, the way that you ask needs to be appropriate, maybe in person, not in a gathering, maybe by writing, that's why many times especially if the gathering is larger, or the topic is more sensitive. Usually, it's for the speaker, it's better not to allow random questions, anybody who wants to ask please write down the question, they
will be screened, they will be filtered, and then the appropriate questions will be
announced and will be answered.
if the person you asked gives you a sufficient answer, then stop talking. You asked a question, you got the answer?
Do you still ask?
You got the answer? So stop talking.
But if the answer is not sufficient, or it eludes you, comprehension, then say to him that you do not understand or ask further.
Can you ask
a follow up question? Yes. If If the answer wasn't clear.
Sometimes people don't get it from the first time. It's okay. People are not equal. In their intelligence, their understanding, the issues are not equal as well. Talking about simple issue is not like talking about complicated issue. There is no problem. Actually, the problem is when you tell people the understand and everybody nods, and no one is understanding. That's the problem. There is no problem of repeating or clarifying again, so if you got the answer, but the answer to you was not clear, no problem of asking again, please clarify. If it was clear, stop asking.
No need for asking.
But if the answer is not sufficient, or it eludes you, comprehension, then say to him that you don't understand or ask further, if he keeps quiet. Now what if you ask
and the person didn't answer. By the way, all this over to talking about the Prophet sallallahu Sallam with that?
One time the Prophet sallallahu Sallam was sitting with the gathering with the companions, and the man came and asked madrasah, when is the final hour.
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam answered him, No, he kept talking. The man asked again, madrasah
did the Prophet sallallahu Sallam answer him? No, he kept talking. At the end of this session, the Prophet sallahu wa sallam said, ANSI? What is the one who was asking now What happened here? The Companions themselves as the first time they said he didn't hear him.
And the second time they said he heard him but he didn't like the question. Was it either one of the two? No, it was the third one. Sometimes what you're talking about is connected, or it is more important than the question. That's why sometimes in the gatherings we say, Please keep the questions at the end. Many of what you want to ask about will be clarified at the end. So this happened at the time of the Prophet solo iserlohn. Don't insist and say, I want my answer. Now. Again, the key goes back to the correct intention. It's nothing personal. You are in a gathering. You have to be courteous about everyone else about the gathering itself.
You have to be mindful that we have angels, attending the gathering, writing down the names of everyone. So if the
person who's asked if the one you asked, kept quiet, don't persist?
Or he gave you
the same answer the second time.
If he keeps quiet, or repeats to you his original answer, and adds no more.
You ask the question, you got the answer? It was not clear for you it was not clear.
He asked again.
the same answer was given
10 words, the exact
the first answer, like
the first answer wasn't clear. You asked again, for further clarification, you got the same answer, or you didn't get an answer? Do you keep talking? No. It's obvious that if the person repeated the same thing,
it's obvious that he or she doesn't have any more to add. So just by asking again, you won't get any more clarification. At the beginning. That was your intention. You wanted more clarification. But now you got no further clarification. You keep asking now you change your intention. Now again, it becomes a bad thing. You asked one time,
the answer wasn't clear. You ask again, for clarification, that's your right. Whatever you get after that, you have to stop. Don't persist. Don't keep talking.
If he keeps quiet, or repeats to you his original answer,
and adds no more than stop your inquiry. Otherwise, you would gain his enmity and obtain no better answer. You just keep asking. And you get the same answer. You're not getting any better answer actually, you're getting now
bad result, the speaker will be agitated will be upset, or you will gain the enmity of the speaker or the group. What's wrong? What's the matter with him or her? She's asking and asking and she's not. So as one time, the answer wasn't clear. Ask again. After that, you need to stop.
So that's the second option. First option. What was it we said? You keep quiet. Just listen. You're listening, you're writing down. Second option, you ask? Not everything was clear. It's your right to ask no one is telling you you cannot ask a law. So just says in the Quran. First Allah, Allah decree in control platinum. That's the second option. What about the third option?
You have a third option. The third option is that you report as a man of knowledge.
This could happen you believe that the speaker said something wrong.
One time the brothers came to me in the masjid and they said there is a speaker coming. And we want you to give him permission to speak. I said fine. Let him come and speak. He came and spoke. And he said the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said a lot to save.
Time is like a sword. If you don't cut it, it will cut you off. This is a wisdom. This is not a Hadith, but he's saying it's
okay. I have the right to correct this. You are attributing wisdom to the Prophet sallallahu sallam, even if it's always dumb, the prophets or something did not say you cannot say the prophet SAW Selim said it. Okay. So you have the right to say that if you are certain, or you are sure, but just because it's something new, something you don't know that doesn't mean you oppose or you rebirth. Okay, so you have a third option. The third option is that you report as a man of knowledge. The nature of such rebuttal is to oppose his answer by a clear contrary argument. This is the key clear, contrary argument. You don't just say things that are not understood. Otherwise it will be personal
and it will be a battle. Nobody understands what's going on. They will just notice two people arguing.
No, you tell him you are saying this is haram because of the ayah. But this scholar so and so said that this ayah is abrogated. So the essence of
Your argument is wrong. That's clear rebuttal. Okay. So this is possible also, really to understand again, it goes back to the same key thing, the intention, what is their intention, even of the rebuttal, even of the third option. So people would say, Oh, he or she has knowledge, or you want them to get the correct information. I don't want people to believe that this is a hadith while it's not a Hadith,
but to come and say, Oh, look at him, he corrected the speaker, I don't care about that. 100 lies, speak everybody every day. They all know that I speak. This is out of the way. So make sure that you have the correct intention.
So you have a third option, you robot as a man of knowledge.
If you don't have this sort of reputation, it's not clear. Contrary, it's not very clear. Or you have nothing to add. But repeating what you say. Or your opponent does not see your point. I am I'm speaking. I'm saying it's wrong. You say no, no, it's right.
I say it's wrong. You say it's right.
We will keep saying what we're saying. You say it's right. I say it's wrong.
This will not lead to a result.
Your opponent does not see your point, then you should stop
panela sometimes we insist that on the spot here, now it has to be done. It has to be said no. Sometimes when you wait, when you give it some time when you let the speaker think, unfortunately, sometimes we are embarrassed to say that we are wrong. shouldn't be like that. We all have shortcomings, we all make mistakes. And a lot of times we benefit a lot from the people who are listening. They say Oh, Isn't this what the laws are? Just say? They remind us of something. There is no problem saying Yes. Hello, hello. Hello, hello. Yeah, that's right. You're correct. Sometimes we are embarrassed. We don't want to say oh, I was wrong, and one of the attendees gave the correct
answer. But later, when we tried to leave our ego, we have to admit, but to insist that on this one, no, no, now you have to do it. It should be like that. But it doesn't happen this way. So don't insist on the spot. Now.
You are saying something he or she is saying something else. You say it's wrong. He says it's right. You are going nowhere. So you should stop.
Otherwise, your repetitions would bring you nor are you rewarded from a las panatela. Remember, you came at the beginning your intention was correct. You wanted to come to learn knowledge. Now, you're just repeating something No, no, that's wrong. He says no, it's right. No, it's wrong. I know it's wrong, you know, but they don't know you have to clarify why.
It will bring you no reward, no learning. That's the other thing. You came for a gathering for learning. It brought, you know, learning and knowledge, but frustration for you and your opponents and enmity that might lead to harm. Next time, this person is not allowed. Please stop him or her from attending. No, no, I paid fees you pay here is the fees, please leave. It happens sometimes Why? You don't want to be disturbed.
The person thinks that he or she is right. But the speaker didn't see it that way.
Sometimes, they do what they think is better for the group. But you made it personal when he insisted when you repeat it. And he refused to admit or he didn't see it. He kept repeating what he is believing he kept repeating. So it led to enmity. And now eventually, you're supposed to attend 10 classes you only attended one. So who lost?
Okay, so always think like that. What am I going to get?
You should never enquire obstinately or revert arrogantly. And pantalon telling you we've experienced sometimes you notice from the minute the question is asked, it has a wrong tone.
You see even
woman at the time of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam a question was very appropriate, but they felt that
it's embarrassing. They were shy
So they started with an introduction
or messenger of Allah, there is no shame. In religion we want to learn. There is no problem of learning. So can the woman and now comes the question on Sulaiman Ilana. That's what she thought the prophets lie Selim. For messenger of Allah, we shouldn't be shy to ask about
our religion. If a woman saw wetness during her dream, does she have to make husen? She could have asked immediately, what's the ruling or messenger of Allah? But look at the way that's how it should be asked.
But not everyone has that. Why? Because they were not having the correct intentions. You should have the correct intention, like the companions of the Prophet sallallahu wasallam are the alarm. So sometimes, the person says, No, but
what do you think?
The reaction of the speaker, you offended him not by the question itself, the question was appropriate to us.
Through your argument is correct, but the way you asked it, the tone of it was offensive.
And unfortunately, sometimes it becomes personal.
I know his question is justified,
but his tone was wrong. So I will not answer it.
I have the mic. So I hold the
control over the session whether I answer or not. You don't want it like that. You want knowledge, knowledge, or your remember one of those two, those two things, either you gain more knowledge or more reward. We are again at page 23. Now
so you should never enquire, obstinately or ribat arrogantly as one who wants to win without real knowledge. Okay, your goal is not to win. We're not in a battlefield. Your goal is to learn knowledge.
Anam, safira harmala. One of the greatest things he had, he said, I never debated a man except that I wished a las panatela would bring through from his tongue.
So the debate was not to see who's winning. The debate was to know what is right and what is wrong. That's the correct intention. mm shaft Rama, always he says, I never
debated someone except that I asked a lot to bring through from his tank.
As yourself, is that the case with you? When you argue with someone, you want to reach to the truth or you want to be told you are right. You are a winner. We're not in a battlefield.
So you should not
free but arrogantly as one who wants to win without real knowledge. This is wicked character. And it indicates that one has too little religious conviction, too much middling didn't witness and great foolishness. For us. God is sufficient. And Allah subhanho wa Taala along with Stan
and he is the best Disposer of affairs.
So that's what I like to start with. We're talking about o'clock, about the character from now from today from this very session. Our intention should be changed every single time you come here or anywhere else. For any gathering in MSG in a group in helicon. embarrass your intention, you either learn more knowledge or you get more rewards. You either keep quiet, or you ask a question, as someone who doesn't know. Or you report with knowledge. These are your options, nothing else, that's all. Now next, if you encounter a speech or read a passage in a book, then you must not deal with it with anger and gives rise to ferocious rebuttal before you clearly establish their full falsehood by
That's another important thing.
Let me ask you this. Brothers and sisters.
You have a friend.
You consider a close friend.
And you received a letter from him or her. And that letter was not the nicest letters was not what you were expecting.
You can see
him or her close friend. But the letter said that you
are distant from me. I thought you are a friend, you are not friend anymore.
You will not feel good.
If you take the letter immediately right back
out, I too don't want you as a friend. I also don't love you. I never. Do you think that is a good answer? By nature, again, we are emotional by nature. Many of us would do that. But that's not the right thing. That's exactly why.
Here in this paragraph, it says, If you encounter a speech, or read a passage in a book, then you must not deal with them with anger that gives rise to ferocious rebuttal before you clearly establish their falsehood by irrefutable argument. That's the thing. One time, one of my brothers,
my colleagues, he borrowed a book.
Actually, it was not notes, my notes, he was absent from the course. So I wrote the notes. And he wanted them. I gave it to him. Next day, he brought the notes back. And when I opened them, I noticed that there was a correction.
I wrote the ayah. Now you read the law, holy agile Alico
So he put x and he added, fiddling,
fiddling, even harridge thinking that I wrote the wrong. So I came to him, I told him, what did he do? He said, zero, the I wrong? I said, No, I didn't try the wrong You are wrong.
That's the other who are just a backroom, woman, gyla, alikum, 15. Even her Raj, that's the idea. That's not what I wrote. So what happened? Immediately you saw something or this is wrong, and you started correcting? Even if you thought it's wrong, shouldn't you ask me first? Shouldn't you verify? And that's our problem. Many times we don't verify.
We don't verify we immediately rush to judgment. We don't do that.
All it has no other way. It's impossible that it could be interpreted another way. No, it could.
Even if it cannot wait, just for new establish the confirmation, then after that, you are free to do whatever you want. But immediately to receive something and to pass judgment immediately. That's the problem. Wait until you make sure that your conclusion is right about what you heard, or what you saw what you read.
Also, you should not treat them with belief and acceptance before you establish their truth. By irrefutable argument, on the other hand, also, many times people send me something and say, What do you think of that?
You read it? It's beautiful, beautiful thing.
It's beautiful. Should we pass it to people? I don't know. Is it the Hadith from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam? I didn't hear it before. I need to verify if it's a hadith from the Prophet sallallahu Sallam Yes, go ahead then distributed. But to tell the people this is Hadith. And go ahead, at least publish it to 10 people without you even verified. That's wrong.
I'm always open to a new thing. Because I know, as we all should know, that what we know, is more or less than what we don't know.
It's less than what we don't know. So we should be always open for new things. I don't mind. I received something. I cannot judge immediately. Yeah, this is correct. This is wrong. Let's investigate.
If it's true, that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said that, go ahead, talk about it, tell the people this is a Hadith, and distributed and ask them to talk about it also. But to do that, without even confirming and to find out later that it was not even a hadith might be too late sometimes.
Okay, so the point here is what whatever you hear, or read, or even see, is even media. Now with a picture, it's easier to make a judgement. But at the same time, it's still possible to fake
to make it appear different than what is in reality.
So make sure that you are right before you pass a judgement.
Otherwise, either way, you would be unfair to yourself and you
driving away from the truth. That's the point here. You weren't just to yourself before even to others. When you say this is a Hadith, and it was not even a Hadith, you're not fair to yourself.
On the day of judgment, you will be asked on what basis you distributed these papers, these notes, these emails, and you said this is a hadith from the prophet SAW Selim. Oh I had a good intention who said that good intention is sufficient.
One of the people who fabricated most of the narrations from the Prophet sallallahu wasallam.
When he was asked, he said, I wanted people to go back to the Quran. What did he do after the end of every surah he fabricated the Hadith reading this surah will give you such and such reward
the profit or loss and clearly said whoever lies against me.
He is reserving his seat and hellfire. He is having a ticket with a confirmed reservation in hellfire.
Regardless, you have good intention meditation, they brought in they said What did you do you fabricated 30 narrations and you attribute them to the profit science and and he said, I saw people busy with telling stories and I wanted them to go back to the Quran. But that's not the way
nowadays we have the same people. I noticed people are watching TV a lot are wasting their time on this. So I wanted them to go back to the religion.
Okay, you do that with the right way, not with the wrong way, not with wrong Hadith that are not authentic, not with their own grass. We have enough Alhamdulillah in our religion, from the book of Allah and the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu sallam.
But you should deal with them with neutral mind that is not inclined against or for them. That's the right way.
Every time a man or a woman coming to the Prophet sallallahu Sallam asking for a judgment with the prophets ally said and pass the judgment by listening to one part only.
He always asks for the other side.
One time a man came and told the Prophet sallallahu wasallam, my relatives, they sever the kinship, they don't visit me when I visit them. They don't join the kinship and I do that I visit them and I
only that time of the the Prophet sallallahu Sallam say if what you are saying is true. He didn't tell him you're right. Also, he didn't tell him you're wrong. He said, If what you are saying is true, then so and so will happen.
I'm not sure I'm not saying you're lying. But I need to verify. I heard you only I didn't hear them. You're telling me they are severing the kinship. Maybe. So that's how you should do it. Always the Prophet sallallahu wasallam would verify
with confirm, that's how you should do it. So you deal with everything with neutral conviction, neither for or against, until you establish the truth until you verify the information.
You should deal with them with the mind of someone who wants to learn from what he hears and reads. This way, you would increase your knowledge.
I'm open? Because if you say oh, this is the first time I hear this Hadith, no, it's wrong.
Just because you didn't hear it doesn't make it wrong. You think you have knowledge, but this hadith you didn't know about before? How much knowledge do you have to say that anybody I don't know is fabricated, or it's not authentic?
You cannot do that. Because what we don't know is more than what we know.
What do you say instead I will verify this way you get yourself open. You want more knowledge? Remember last week I asked you if somebody in another city 400 kilometers away. He wanted this wireless mic now this instant. And by me throwing it just like that he will receive it.
When you say no it's impossible. I tell you it is possible. And it is in the Quran. The Throne of monkeys it was transformed, just like that.
It was moved from one place to another place. How we don't know. We say it might be possible maybe in our time we cannot do it but that doesn't mean it's not possible because it did happen.
Okay, so always keep yourself open.
Why? This way, you will gain more knowledge. If you establish that it is not possible, then you can see.
But to say no, no, it's not possible before you even confirm that you did not do yourself justice
to accept what you hear and read, if it is correct,
or to reject it, if it is wrong, guarantees for you ample reward. That's what we all want. We want the reward. If it's true, I will accept it. If it's wrong, I will reject it. That's my stance. But when you say no, it's wrong. You already sided yourself and made the judgment that this is wrong. If it appeared, it was right.
For you, maybe it's too late, you already said it's wrong.
Or you say it's right. And then later you find out it was wrong. That's a problem. Therefore, you say, if it's right, I will accept it. If it's wrong, I will reject it. Now I don't have information Give me some time. Don't rush to judgment.
Whoever is contained with the little he has and does not feel the need for the plenty you have has become your equal in wealth. Well, actually, let's leave this this will be the last thing for
last session Not now. But for now what I wanted to talk about is actually the participation in gatherings for learning. Now inshallah, we can go back to the beginning, and start the correct beginning. inshallah, from page one. As I told you, this was an important introduction, about seeking knowledge. It's very important. It's practical also. It's not only about gatherings for learning, but it's also about everything.
All right, we will take only one page we are running out of time, we'll take one page only healing the souls and improving improving the morals.
inanimate. hasm Rahim Allah says the pleasure of the rational in his comprehension, the pleasure of the learn in his knowledge, the pleasure of the wise in his wisdom, and the pleasure of the devout in his devotion to Allah subhanho wa Taala are greater than the pleasure of the ether in his food of the drinker in his drink, and of the gainer in his pocket.
Is that true?
Where do you find pleasure more?
I understand that when you stand before Allah subhanaw taala to work as you are feeling some kind of closeness to Allah subhanaw taala. But when you are invited to a nice meal, that's also a nice thing. Right?
When people go to a movie,
it's premiering today, it's the first show the beauty now you find a lot of people going you invite them to the class nobody comes. So which one is better? Not in the eyes of Allah, but which one has given you more pleasure?
When hasn't Rahim Allah says,
Doing a better is more than all the other things combined of this dunya. Well, if that's the case, then why we find more people going there. It's not about quantity. It's not about the number. His argument is very solid. This is what I like. He is giving you practical thing he's telling you, the one who seeks knowledge he is aware of the other pleasure.
Those who stay awake during the night trying to solve a case trying to learn a new ruling. Are they are are they able to waste their time watching TV?
Are they or aren't they? They are why they chose to leave that and to go back to seeking knowledge. I told you again last week the example of remember Shakira homolog when he said to me staying awake during the night trying to solve a case learning one new issue is dearer than being in bed with a new bride.
That's what he said. You laugh You say no, no, this is not true or this is extreme. That's what he said. What is the basis for that?
You want to judge in something you have to be able to know both of them.
The people of knowledge, the people observe those who are ascetics, they are able to waste their time.
To be indulged in those worldly things, but they chose not. So they are aware of that. But the people of dunya they are not aware of what's there what they are missing out. That's why the one who can judge is the one of who tries both, not the one who doesn't know. That's why one of the pious predecessors, he says, No, yeah, no, if the Kings only know the pleasure that we have, they would fight us to get it from us.
But they don't, they are indulged in this loony and they think that this is all.
That's why they end up in rehabs, drug addicts, committing suicide, and so on and so forth. So,
you might say all the pleasure of making a bad day, what pleasure, it's difficult, we are seeking reward from Allah subhanaw, taala, and hereafter through but even in this dunya. Still, when you perform it correctly, you will get a lot of pleasure.
The argument, again, is what
the proof of this is that the wise, the rational, and the learned are aware of the other pleasure and capable of feeling them as the one who seeks them, but they abandon and forsook them, and prefer to seek the virtues. The one who can judge between two matters is the one who knows both of them. Okay? Don't say oh, this is not good. How you say it's not good before he tried it.
You cannot say it's not good unless you tried it. So that's the proof. The one who can judge between two matters is the one who knows both of them, and not the one who knows one matter and does not know the other.
So this is one thing. Remember it always.
If you are doing a bad job, and you're not feeling the pleasure, the problem is not in a bad problem is in you. You need to go back and check on yourself. Because what you are doing is by far, much better than what others are doing.
Not only in the Hereafter, but here in this dunya that's why the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to say additionally havilah give us comfort in prayer.
Not let's just pray. So we get it off our shoulders. No, our comfort is in prayer. Why? Because they felt the pleasure during the webinar.
Next thing, if you seek all things, they will elude you. And the end result will be the loss of the affairs of this world.
We're still in page one.
This is true, if you apply it and see what people are doing. If you seek all things,
and there is even a saying in English.
A man of everything is a man of nothing.
When you ask someone, what do you do? And he or she tells you I do everything? What do you mean everything? What is your job, you have to have one job. You want to do this here, you want to do that there, you end up doing nothing. Nothing.
Same thing why people now are lost.
They don't know what to do. Someone tells them today do this. They do it tomorrow do that they do it.
At the end of the day, they are not doing anything really little from here little from there. While if you focused on one thing and one thing only you will master it, you will be the best at it and everyone will look for you for that particular thing that's much better. So don't try to seek all things. What's the solution?
The truth is in working for the hereafter only hereafter.
Okay, what about?
Should we just sit in the masjid and pray and hope that risk will come from Heavens? No, but Allah says wobbly FEMA attack Allahu de la hora. Your main objective should be the hereafter.
While Athens and OC Burkina dunya. Forget about the dunya not the other way around. You always, always work for the dunya and then you remember Oh, I didn't pray and now you pray quickly and then No, it's the other way around.
This is the balance.
So you should seek the hereafter. Seeking the hereafter doesn't mean you neglect or forget about the dunya but always in everything you seek the hereafter even in the food that you drink even in the pleasure
Subhan Allah, the husband and the wife,
they are fulfilling their human desire and still get reward from Allah subhanaw taala. That's what the prophet sallallahu Sallam said,
the companions as we fulfill our desire, and we still get the reward. And the process of them said, Yes. If you do it in a haram way, wouldn't you be
worthy of punishment? They said yes, he said, then you should be rewarded because you're doing it in the halal way.
So always have the big picture in mind. That's what they say nowadays. What is the big picture? pleasing Allah subhanaw taala working for the hereafter in everything? Allah azza wa jal says, in no celerity when Uzuki wanna hire one Amati the law of the land in everything you do, it is for the sake of Allah subhanaw taala.
The truth is in working for the hereafter only, because every worldly gain you make will be followed by sorrow, every worldly gain you make will be followed by sorrow. This is beautiful and profound statement from him. It hasn't rahimullah
every worldly gain yes how.
Either by its removal from you or you removal from it, you will either die. So you're gone. Or it will be taken away from you. Some people are happy We made it. We won the elections for years, Okay, what about after four years you lost. So all that pleasure is gone.
This is the case of this dunya whatever you achieve in this dunya is going away.
Either by you removed from it or by it removed from you, you when you die, you leave it see how much people work for building a house 30 years payments, car job, position, political campaign what it's going
it's only temporary. So the truth is working for the hereafter on
there is no escape from
one of these things. Save that's the exception, save laboring for the sake of Allah, fewer for the sake of Allah. That's what will remain.
The consequence of such labor is joy in the short and long term. Again, don't think that working for the Hereafter, will be rewarded only in the hereafter. Here in this dunya you will live a comfortable life. It's not about only having money or having big house. It's about within here inside. Allah says in the Quran Manami lasallian means occur in our own mean, he who does good deeds,
whether male or female, while he or she is a believer, fell and he and
we shall certainly give him a good life. You want the good life? Do the good deeds. Allah is talking about this linear Yes, there is a reward in the hereafter but even in this dunya you will live good life
good life without the car without the big house yes it's still good life. You are feeling content you have the pleasure from within
in the short term, it is to worry less about what occupies people look at what people are discussing how big is the screen flat screen how many pixels high definition what's the new features of s four of this and then what every year they are bringing new thing new gadgets new device and that's what people are worried about while you already figured it out hamdulillah whatever I have is sufficient for me and I am okay with it.
In the short term, it is to worry less about what occupies people and in the long term.
Gentlemen inshallah paradise.
I will conclude with the last paragraph.
Again very beautiful and profound statement from him Allah the rational does not see a price for his soul other than paradise.
Only the rational, the foolish, the stupid would agree
to sell his soul for less than paradise. Only the right
would not see a price for his soul less than paradise. What does that mean?
The Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says geyser of the dunya May he be ruined the slave of this dunya, our slave of this dunya we don't have dunya as statue that we are prostrating ourselves to it. No, but you got the job that will cause you to delay prayer, you got the job that made you reveal yourself that forcing you not to wear your hijab properly. And you agreed to do it just because you get a little bit extra money. That's exactly what it has been. For a little bit extra you are willing to compromise your religion. Nothing is worth going to hellfire. Nothing.
If you sell yourself short than paradise, then you are very cheap.
And there are people doing that.
They are paying actually money. They pay money just to go to Hellfire or
whatever you get. If it's in this dunya it's temporary. It's not worth it. So anything that causes you to stop short from eating paradise, you should stop. But who sees that not everyone? Who only the rational? Only the rational would say yes. So I asked you how much
how much do you sell yourself for? What's your price? You go to the mall? You go to marketplace? And you see price tags on every item. So what is your price tag?
Oh, no, no, I'm expensive, how much expensive?
Few weeks ago you didn't pray on time because of
something worldly. Because of your boss told you you have to finish this today. Few weeks ago you did this. So again every single day. That's the challenge. It's not something that you do and you stop every single day the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says Colonia Do you are the vendor of your own soul of your own self.
And if so, every day you sell yourself from article alpha mobile, either you free you liberate yourself or you enslaved you liberated by obedience to Allah subhanaw taala worshiping Allah or you enslave it
every single day. So every single day, there is a price tag.
You were willing to steal to deal with rebar just to get that house. So your price tag was that house? Few 100,000 ringgits or a million or less or more. That's your price that other people know. They didn't settle for less than paradise. Only the wise again the rational allottee layer rollin FC feminine
will stop here inshallah desikan la Hara salatu salam ala nabina Muhammad Allah savage me any questions, any comments
Sharla See you next Thursday for this course.
And we have a weekend course but it will not be here Saturday and Sunday. That will be in mid you the ultimate view this will be this Saturday and Sunday inshallah the campus of Medina international university that is today course.
Aris University, we are having a two day course. This Saturday and Sunday. In Shaolin in Medina International University.
It's on self development preparation for Ramadan, how can you become a better person?
We did something similar last year you versus you. This is like the last one Sharla.
Any other questions?