Lessons from the Life of Imam Nawawi

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The transcript describes the controversy surrounding the title of Islam, with some suggesting it is not a man and others suggesting it is a woman. The transcript also describes a woman who wants to be a father and is advised to take care of her father. The transcript discusses the struggles of students learning about Islamic history, the importance of finding their "immediate" in the Islam system, and the use of "monster" to describe actions and emotions. The segment also touches on the importance of animals as food and the need for privacy in Islam. The segment emphasizes the holy spirit in shaping spiritual experiences and the importance of staying true to their spiritual spirituality.

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Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa salatu salam ala Rasulillah Allah Allah He was a big Marine who began the name of Allah All Praise and Glory be to Allah and Maine's finest peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam and his family and his companions and all those who tried his path.

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We asked Allah azza wa jal to accept this gathering from all of us and place it on our scale of good deeds.

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And we asked Allah to shower us and envelop us and make permanent for us His mercy in this world and the next Allahumma Amin.

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We inshallah move on tonight to the second of our sporadic scholar series, now that the scholars are sporadic. Now we're going to be sporadically

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touring some of the biographies of some of the righteous, in particular from the scholarly class. And I recall, in light of the door I just made and the theme I'm about to get into Sofia Norina Rahim Allah He used to say, in the decrease slightly in

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10, zero Rama, that dimension of the righteous the Mercy of Allah descends, and this is certainly true.

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In fact, when you are asking Allah for his guidance and his mercy, and sort of the Fatiha, you are mentioning the righteous when you say sarafa, Lavina and unterlagen Give me the path of those that you favored with that path before me.

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And so we are in sha Allah are with another one of the esteemed among the righteous in sha Allah, the great Imam and now we are Rahim Allah to Allah, who is a household name all across the Muslim world.

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His full name and title is Mohit Dean. He's known as Mohiuddin. That's like his most famous honorific. mohey Dean means the reviver of the religion. He hated that title by the way, it's even reported from him that he says ledger Alfie halen men law governing the movie did. I

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do not forgive the person who started this the trend of me being called the survivor of the religion? And this is of course, not just his humility, but him wanting everyone to realize that this deen is not dependent on any human being. Allah is really the reviver of this Deen as the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in Allah Yeah, but I thought the having Illuma Allah is equally me it Santa Manuel Jeddah doula Dena, Allah sends for this omad every century, those who revive for it, the religion, those who replenish reinvigorate the religion. And so for him to be like the standalone Reviver sort of focuses it on him, which he's too humble to ever believe is

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possible. And at the same time, he doesn't attribute it to Allah the way that hadith does.

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But he was known as the dean and it stuck and

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his name was Mohiuddin Abu Zakaria, the father of Zakariya, even though he never had any children. And this was a custom of the Arabs that when you would honor someone you would honor them with projecting their fatherhood that in sha Allah, you will be a father one day. And so

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because his name was yeah, here.

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He was called the father of Zakariya, like the prophetic prophetic lineage.

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Abu Zakariya even though he never had children and he never got married. They asked him why didn't you get married? He said no seats I forgot. I forgot to get married. And some scholars say what the real reason people like him and also in the Tamia Rahim Allah didn't get married, although marriage is from the Sunnah, and we should never downplay marriage as the societal ideal.

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They had their unique circumstances that prevented them from the Sunnah.

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He meant that I was so distracted with the enterprise of knowledge I wasn't able to. Some scholars add that he was afraid that he had he gotten married in the midst of what he had done, he would be

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too negligent of his wife to be forgivable in the sight of Allah subhana wa Tada. It Tamia. They say the same thing. I mean, he went to prison four or five or maybe even eight times depending on who you ask. And so he perhaps you didn't want to drag someone through that with him. It's like locations.

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So mohideen was like a year. Yeah, having a shot off. That's his name. Yeah, having a shot off. And now we he was called And now where are we?

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Because he was I'm laughing because he never we in modern times. If you ask an Arab what's never we they'll say nuclear. No is the Arabic word for nuclear now? What the Nelo we for them was because he was from a town

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On called Noah. Noah is a basically an offshoot of the Syrian province of Daraa. And so Noah is about a little less than 100 kilometers from Damascus, the capital of Syria. He was born in the year 631. In our and his father also like a mammal Bacardi was not a scholar. He was actually a businessman. He was a tradesman. But he raised his son upon the level of the Quran.

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Some scholars mentioned that he only began memorizing the Quran at 10 years old.

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Because of a famous story, and maybe there is more behind this, that I'll read to you. Yes, seen him the use of Al maracas G Rahim Allah.

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He says, I saw Sheikh Mohammed Dean, we remember no, we, when he was still 10 years old, I saw him you know, in his hometown, his little village, the children were forcing him to play with them. And he was running from them and crying from how much they were pressing him and he didn't want to. And so he would run away and continue reading his Quran while crying. He says it was like a weird sight, like a little kid is crying reading Quran, not because they're forcing them to read the Quran, but they're forcing him to play with them and not read the Quran. It says it was odd, like just like, What kind of kid does this even for their age, it's odd.

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He says really caught my attention.

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So immediately, I loved him, like, the love for him landed in my heart.

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And I saw that

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his father started having him work in his like local store, basically in a booth. And even in the store, he would pay no attention to anything. He just kept grabbing his Quran and trying to get through his Quran, he would not buy or sell or anything. So I followed him to his chair, the guy he goes to, to read Quran to him, his Quran instructor, and I said to him take care of this child, because this young man has the potential to be the most knowledgeable person in his lifetime. And also the person with the greatest zoo, like the greatest, you know, detachment from this world, the greatest zone and the greatest alien, and people need that he's saying people will benefit from him

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a great deal. He's going to become an icon of Islam.

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And so the Quran teacher said to me, I'm gonna Jeevan and like, Who the heck are you? Are you a fortune teller? Get out of here with that stuff. Leave. And so he said to him, No, I'm not a fortune teller. But Allah made me say this, like Allah did not allow me to not say this. He's pushing me to say this. I feel that I, I owe it to say it, I have to say it, trust me is what he's trying to say on top canola hobby. And so this was mentioned by the chef back to know his father and so he took it to heart and he was keen on his son finishing the Quran and he finished the Quran in a few short years around the age of puberty.

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This was all mentioned by a subkey in pubblicato Scheffer, Al Cobra, so that was around the age of puberty in 649, So how old is he now?

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Who's doing math with me? 18 631 Now 649, of course, is all Hijiri this is all Hijiri. These are on the 11 and 1200s.

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common error

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in 649. He's around 18 he traveled to seek knowledge he traveled to Damascus and this is rather late. This is not like you know, an Buhari who attend 11 was correcting people who remembered Hadith. It was rather late, he moved to Damascus because Damascus was the hub. It was the home of the great scholars. And someone took him and greeted him gifted him a home like a dorm basically, a room

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right next to the central mass Masjid jam added mash, which was where all the scholars would congregate and the highest caliber students would flock from every corner of the world. And so he remained there. And about a year and a half or two years later, in 651. He performed Hajj with his father, they went they left Damascus, and they went to Mecca, they performed Hajj, and the biographers mentioned that he was on the verge of death, he was at a severe fever at Hajj. And he never once complained. He never once sort of expressed the objection to the father of Allah.

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And then he came back to Damascus, and he sort of took the deep dive in knowledge at that point on his return from Hajj. He would study by day and by night. Remember the heavy Rahim Allah says he would not sleep except against his will. Like you'd only sleep if he forcibly fell asleep.

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He had no sleep schedule who basically in a sense

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He says and he was super strict with his time in order to attend the classes and write his notes and read more and go back and forth with his questions between the scholars.

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And and now we himself biographers report him as saying, and I remained for two years, not placing myself my side on the ground. Not laying down on the ground doesn't mean he was laying down on the mattress. It's laying down on nothing right? And the great scholar and bedridden Jamara when he was asked because he had a relationship with an Loa, he was asked what it what was in no way sleep, like he said, concurring with the Hubby, that when sleep would overtake him against his will.

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No, forgive me, I reverse this. And bedridden Gemma says, I asked him, How do you sleep in a place like this? Because he saw books everywhere, and he couldn't find a place to sit? So he told them, so where do you sleep? How do you sleep? So uh, no. He said to him, that when sleep overtakes me against my will I just lean my head to a pile of books for a bit until I'm able to revive myself. And he remained like this for the first two years. But he remained studying

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in diehard fashion for six years, preparing 12 lessons a day. So what does that mean?

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Like you basically, self study, a lot of times, not everywhere, but you self study where you study these texts, you study these books, he's not very early, like Bacardi Rahimullah before the eras of compilation. So you're studying and you go and present to your teacher and he tells you got it right there, it tells you go back and check with this and so on and so forth.

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A lot of the learning was like that. So he would prepare 12 lessons every day, whether in the Arabic language traditional classical, r&b, Arabic, or in Navajo, you're talking about the grammar you're talking about or pseudo Deen, like the fundamentals of the religion theology, you're talking about all sorts of legal theory of CallerID like legal Maxim's you have like

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Musala Hadith, which is like Hadith terminology.

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Then you have Elmo region and the region is just the biographies of the narrator's.

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And so you can imagine how much work in sacrifice he put in. And there's an important lesson here, that the students have sacred knowledge, the knowledge of the deen of Allah azza wa jal are either the best people or the worst people because of the amount of sacrifice involved, right. And so if your intentions are in the right place, nobody's equivalent to you. Nobody. Mm hmm. At least to say this as well. I have really been humbled, used to say seeking knowledge has no equivalent if the intention is correct. But if the intention is not correct, then you have tokenize you've trivially trivialize and sacrifice so much to trivialize the most valuable currency, right, the sacred

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knowledge of Allah has been to get within a shallow offering of this world fame, notoriety, celebrity money, whatever it may be.

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And so depending on your Nia, you're either going to get the best of both worlds, or you're going to miss out on enjoying life here as shallow as it is. And you're going to be in the worst standing on the Day of Judgment. The first people to be punished in the fire are who the scholar and the combatant and the charitable person with poor intentions

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have what tells you a lot about how hard and no we are human Allah studied and took this Deen seriously. He used to say you Nazir Oh, nice Phil was it wakad Raja two who are by me at Hemara

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they argue with me like he's frustrated with some people he's saying they're arguing with me about that we'll see. And we'll see there's one of the like the mainstay manuals and cherryfield in the school chapter is School of Law now he was Chapter One of the manuals a fifth was called that we'll see. He's saying you're arguing with me about it, we'll see it and I have gone through this book 400 times. So it's not like you'll take a book flip it next book pick a book flip it he's committing them to memory and he's going through them time and again to see what am I missing here? What am I not understanding here?

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And like how much are we in need of this nowadays to realize that you reading a scholarly work does not mean you've mastered it, or you've become the equivalent to the author of that work.

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And all sciences now we have that issue. They call it anti intellectualism. Right? That just because it's technically out there means you know how to find it, or you just because you read it, you think you understood it, but you didn't.

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And Imam Abdullah borrows a great Maliki scholar he narrates from Omar Abdul Rahman

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that he said Ahmad Ahmad Rahman said, I presented to Malik Imam Malik, the great founder of the meth lab, I presented to Imam Malik his motto, his book of Hadith.

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And his reaction to me was the said to me keytab when I left to move who we are buying a Cessna 102 Mu

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three Arbor in a moment.

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There's a typo here. He's saying keytab when I left to a book that I put together over the span of 40 years, you digested it in 40 days. He's trying to tell him Do you think you understand what you just memorize? Sure, okay, you got the 900 1000 a hadith? Do you think you know what to do with them? Like Imam Malik Rahim, Allah spent 40 years on this book, picking this hadith and not that hadith, and then adding Hadith and then removing it again next year. It's going through refinement and sharpening and filtering and understanding. And so they're the people. You know, when we were younger, we'd say like, yeah, this scholar said this, but the hadith is weak. Actually, you have no

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place to save that whatsoever. Because if you sat with that scholar, he would like cause your head to spin about why he thinks that he did authentic, and you have not no way to answer it. Because you don't even understand what he's saying. Right? And vice versa.

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Anyway, and that was, you know, speaking of Hadith also it is it is one of the things that scholars often mentioned about what is so unique in all of Islamic history about the novel we and scholars like you know, we, he said the most cutting, they would say the most cutting edge scholars were those that were uniquely able to master both FIP and Hadith. Right.

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And that's not very common. It's not very common to have a scholar that's at tier one in both of them. But, but now he certainly was like he has very authoritative writings in both spaces, both in Hadith, and also in in Philippine Islamic law.

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As for his dedication to writing, he would write the biographer say until his hands would go numb, and fail him like he's not even able to hold the pen anymore.

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And then when that would happen, he would say to himself in Canada has a demo he saw their butts and Oliver at Leila for who are Damron Muda. Yeah.

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This is gonna take some explanation. So this is like a couple of poetry. That case the guy you guys know much no later case, the guy you guys know cases, whose case?

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Case is the Romeo of Arabia. Okay. Christ is this man

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that basically filled the world with his poetry. It's unfortunately I'm not saying it's completely ethical, with his poetry about chasing after Leila and not being able to marry her. Some of it is very entertaining some of his very fascinating, some of it, if you learn it, even in translation will will win you a few points with your wife, only your wife

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but one of the things spicy so the Arabs actually took the poetry of case and they repurposed it in every direction, because it was so famous right? And so now he's doing that here. He's saying if these tears case is saying originally, hundreds of years ago, if these tears fall for anyone other than Leila, Leila, my lover right, then they are wasted tears. What's he trying to say?

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Stop blaming me for crying over Leila. Nothing on earth is worth crying over. As much as Leila is worth crying over. Crying over anything else is not worth it compared to Leila. So and now we look with this is how they repurpose, and now are always saying what better what better way to use up my hand and the strength in my hand than writing the Hadith of the Prophet SAW Salem than writing the religion of Allah. If I were to sacrifice this way, in any other direction, that would be a wasted sacrifice. But there's nothing wasteful here. That's what he's trying to say.

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And that's really, you know, an important nuance regarding sacrifice. There are people all over human history, that sacrifice in very extensive ways. Sacrifice in and of itself is not praiseworthy. It's about what you're sacrificing for.

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Like there are people who sacrifice their lives to get attention. Is that praise worthy

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They're all over YouTube, by the way, tick tock and elsewhere. This is not the phrase worthy

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if you sacrifice you know your life for tribal honor, pride having the last word and then it gets into an altercation and then you die. So mashallah no not going to sha Allah. Allah right. And so it's about what you're sacrificing for that qualifies your sacrifice to begin with. And that's what he's calling our attention to hear that everyone's going to sacrifice. So who sacrifices for a worthy cause than me? So I should keep pushing?

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You know, the, I just have to mention, it's one of my favorite stories in all the lives of the Sahaba Earth men and maroon refer to maroon about the Allah who I know.

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He one time sat with the pagans, after Islam, and they had one of their sort of hero poets. His name was Libby the last I'm gonna be this. I'm sorry, not the last. So that's the Jewish Lobby. But they're famous poets that deed

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is about to say poetry and our friend Madonna is interested. Let me listen to him poetry. And so lebih begins by saying, Allah Kulu che in Fall Allah How about we do? Certainly everything.

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After God is false is worthless. So he said, It's true. God is number one.

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He says, What could Luna Iman nama Hala desert, E, Lu, and every delight, no matter what has to come to an end?

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So he says to him wrong.

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The Prophet SAW Selim told us the delights of gender don't end. And so let be it gets very frustrated because no one ever speaks back to him. He's like, you know, a celebrity. And so he says to Quraysh Qureshi, this is the first time ever I'm disrespected since when do fools speak up in the presence of poets.

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And so one man gets up and he said, he's one of the fools that you know, follow this new religion. And so offended mother own stands his ground and like basically lashes back at him. And it gets into a back and forth, and the man punches or furniture over on in his eye and his eye gets green swells up against the black guy, as we call it.

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And so, Lolita in Madeira, one of the machines again, he says to our friend mobile own, you see, you could have done without that, like you didn't have to go through this.

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There was no point in you doing this. He said to him, no, actually, my other eye is in need of what happened to its sister.

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Meaning this is a trophy I now that doesn't mean go hurt yourself. It means that the sacrifice was worth it. No regrets. And so this is what I know him and Allah was was expressing and even expressing to himself when his hands would fail him, as he wrote by day and by night.

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So what did he write? He wrote, there's so many books, we're not going to cover them all, but some of his most famous writings.

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What are they telling me?

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Anything he authored?

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The other side of hand garden of the righteous, that the baraka of that book is unbelievable. It really is. You go to China, you find it in Chinese. You do. Right? You go to Brazil, you find it in Spanish, you go to Hawaii, you find a copy in the bookshelf. You go to Germany, you go to South Africa, we have the solder in is there.

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Right? I don't I don't know of a book, after the Quran that sort of has copies printed, of course Bukhari and Muslim. They're bigger books. So it's not apples to apples, but still, it has reached and that very well was part of his intention for making it as concise as it was. He wanted it to reach as many Muslims as possible a tour of Islam was the idea of rebel Salah Hey, what else they write

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a lot of Bahrain and then he has an even smaller book because if you don't have it in you to get through rather sleight of hand, which is pretty short. Here are 40 a hadith about Islam are 42 They're called the 40. But they're 42

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bare minimum, to know your prophets guidance. Here's the 40 now we Hadith. You can even feel his intention in the layers in which he authored

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so in the scholarly class, his most famous two books in the scholarly class, one of them is called admin hedge.

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Min hedge is actually known as the explanation of site and listener, but it's called them in hedge for the rhyme they used to like rhyming a lot. So it's called min Hajj, the explanation of Sahih Muslim even Hajaj Muslims last name was head judge was saving the head judge

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So that's his most famous book and this book.

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Let me just say quickly.

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This is the best in its class. Like there are many explanations. It's like most of them out there, you ask almost anyone, they'll tell you, and they will always hands down, no contest. In fact, I remember one of our teachers, he gave us a list of 10 books. He said, Here are 10 books, that will be enough for you to buy instead of 100 books.

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He means each of them is worth 10 other books. What he means by that is certain books, when you read them, you have to cross reference, like did he get that right? Are those all the opinions is that the actual meaning of the word according to this dialect, and that dialect, he said, but these 10 books, waterproof, right? You can read them almost blindly. And this was one of those books, Chuck, most of them when he tells you the root of the word is you just know that if you go to the lexicons, you're gonna find it like that. He was best in his class. That was one of them. Another most the other most famous book he has in the among the scholars is called an image more shorter hammerheads,

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which is

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a primary reference and authority in the Scheffer image hub, he was the name of the method, if you want to know the chef, or you might have says, in a certain era, you go to nobody, nobody else, basically, right, that sort of thing.

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So we have another sleight of hand, and but in no way, and so many others, there's so many books, he didn't finish, including and much more and much more, I think he finished nine volumes of a dimension more, right. And other people tried to finish it after his death. But the difference between the two authors will translate the difference in the end products. No one's gonna be in no way, right. And there are many books that we know he washed away himself,

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either because they weren't living up to par, or he planned to redo them. And

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staples didn't exist. They needed to wash books away sometimes because they needed paper. So you have to scrub away and start writing again.

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And so that was like a third category of his books, the books, he finished the books he didn't finish and the books he washed away. Rahimullah. It's interesting that he only lived 46 years. He died very young. Rahimullah.

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And so if you think about it, he started at 18 years old,

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and not started writing. He's like learning and investigating and researching and he's teaching as well. And, you know, alongside his own personal private acts of worship, it was very clear that Allah Subhana Allah, Allah blessed his time, in a very unique way, that was a sign of his piety. Right? It must have been a sign of his sincerity.

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And that's an important lesson. There's no such thing as I don't have time.

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Allah can bless the little that you take advantage of, and make it far more potent than someone else's five minutes, someone else's half hour, someone else's hour. No such thing as I'm starting late. He started relatively late. I told you get the masters at 18. And he's not the only one like even has I told you guys haven't hasn't started seeking knowledge. It's a really cool story.

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They argue whether it's a true story or not, but basically if the husband was like 20 something years old.

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And he went to the masjid sat down, they told them what's wrong with you, you don't have any respect to get up and pray to it because to hate admission, you know, salutation of the masjid. And Susan Oh, okay, sorry, got appraisers, to lockouts. And then he comes back later. It was after us at a time and he praises to our cars, and they're Maliki's in Spain, right. And so he's from Cordova.

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And so they tell her Hey, what's wrong with you? There's no praying after I sit down.

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So you felt like you were slapping them around. So he felt humiliated. He realized how much he needed knowledge and how little he knew. And so he sort of went on a tear from there and he became who he became I hope all of you at least recognize the name of him the husband, they say that imitate me the Rahimullah one of the six great that's collectors of Hadith, same way. They say his parents used to trap him at home, because they were very overly protective and afraid that he was gonna get hurt. And he missed out on many of the scholars of his time till he died off. And then finally his parents let them go and he played catch up. But by the blessing of that piety and the

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goodness to his parents, he caught up and thus the people, right, Allah can bless little Allah can bless late starts, oh my God, Allah Juan became Muslim rather late. But then he became

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the one who exceeded everybody except that will work. And of course, no one's being compared here with the Prophet salallahu Alaihe Salam.

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So blessings and Baraka are very real. He was sincere, he wanted to benefit the Muslims. He was trying hard, he was sacrificing. He even wrote by the way, and you know,

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In terms of his sincerity,

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in his introduction to admin Hajj, his explanation of Muslim, he said, Work not for people not having the interest they once had the stamina and the interest they once had in reading.

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And my fear that the book would not spread, I would have elaborated further in this book, this book, that's nine volumes, and I told the top of his class, I would have elaborated further and it would have been 100 volumes, so he had to give it but he's not trying to flex on anybody. He's not trying to impress anyone. He's trying to benefit the owner. He's trying to teach the world the guidance of Allah Allah and His Messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.

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What time did we start 55. So it's been 35 minutes, okay.

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To speak a little bit about his devotion. His devotional practices is worship.

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He was known to heavily read the Quran every day. And he was also known to fast every permissible day of the year. And I know you're gonna say you shouldn't, and so on and so forth. But there's a, you know, a whole opinion out there among the jurists that the Hadith that limit how much you should fast, they were particular to certain people and their strengths.

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So he would, and many others who have a by the way, fasted for years on end except for the Haram days, including Ayesha della Ana and Omar as well about the Allah on him.

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As far as night prayers, Mohammed Nebula, and Hanbali he says, One night I was towards the back of the big mosque in Damascus gem or the muscular I told you about.

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And Chef, the chef meaning and know we were standing praying in front of a column in the dark in the shadows somewhere, and he was reciting working full home in a homeless Ohlone.

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repeating it with great sadness and great color Sure, until that generated inside of me what Allah only knows, like, I cannot describe to you how it made me feel what it stirred inside me to see him to how he was repeating that area over and over and over again, in her shoe. And in such sadness. That idea, by the way, what a fool whom you know, who Mr. Loon is assigned, is a scene from the Day of Judgment. Allah azza wa jal in the context of the idea, he sends a group of people to the fire verdict passed already. Then Allah says meaning as they're being taken to the fire, and stop them, for they will first be asked. And so on top of the sentencing, there's further humiliation there

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that they're going to be stopped at the beginning of the bridge where everyone is passing, and they will be asked, like micro questioning about every statement they ever said, and every action they ever did, until the answer for every wakeful second of their lifetime. So no, he was repeating this idea, imagining himself in that position, may Allah forbid, and it was causing this in him, and in the onlooker, who was watching him observing his worship.

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Of his integrity, also is that he, for the entirety of his duration, Damascus, he refused payments for his teaching from the government and from his students. And he would even refuse any gifts from his students while he refused gifts. Same reason these policies exist in public schools, why? Some public schools?

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The fear of favoritism. So this was a self imposed rule that these scholars had, that I fear my heart would lean, and I would be unfair if I accept gifts from students, what if another student can't afford to get me the gift? And then I started being prejudiced towards this one, what if I'm not able to be impartial.

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And he would eat one meal a day.

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And he wouldn't like cooked meals to save time, he wouldn't be cooking meals, he would just prefer fruits and vegetables when he could. And what was very interesting also is that he would not eat from the produce of Damascus. He would prefer what his father would bring him from Noah like cucumbers or whatnot. And the reason for this, the reason for this

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was because the way that sharecropping was happening, it's like a legal issue. It's a filthy issue. sharecropping was happening in Damascus was controversial Islamically speaking, are you allowed to sort of use the lands this way, renting them for a portion of the produce? It's a long story, but the idea is, and this is the amazing part in the Shaeffer image hub, which is the measure of meme now we, that form of planting is permissible, and he's Shafi but because it

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He's not agreed upon its permissibility he would not act on his mouth, he would act on the safer view. But I hear Hola.

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And then he got in trouble with the government.

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So when the Muslims finally were able to stop the onslaught of the Mongols, what was that battle called? Anyone know?

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The Battle of

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Ranger Luthor?

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Who was the Muslim commander, that gotos and, and vivox. So when Sultan Baybars basically got the credit, or most of the credit,

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even though kudos Of course, it's celebrated as well about him and allowed me on.

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So when he stopped so the Damascus was under Tata rule. They were among the cities that was overtaken by the Mongol but that's all. And then a dynasty arose. I don't know why I'm saying all this history. A dynasty arose in Egypt, the slaves killed the Khalifa because he was a loser. And they said, you know, we're gonna take things into our own hands or the new believers. And that was one of the unique moments in Islamic history when the whole effect or slaves, so the slave class became a dynasty. That's why they're called meme Luke, the meme Luke dynasty meme, Luke literally means possessed, because they were possessed by others. They were slaves. So it was the Mameluke

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dynasty. Very interesting. It's like an oxymoron.

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And so

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Sultana via herbivores Alvand of dairy he, he was the slave one of the and then he became the Sultan became the Khalifa, he stops the Mongols at AngelList first time they ever lost. And then he starts basically reclaiming Muslim lands, automatically, he becomes sort of the Emir of Damascus as well, because they had just finished Damascus before getting to Egypt. And so he becomes the leader of Damascus. And so now he says to him, by the way, none of this is yours. Like he just finished off with the Mongol, none of this is yours, because this actually didn't belong to the Mongols. This was stolen from the Muslims by the Mongols, now that you've taken over your job is to give it back to

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the people it was stolen from. And so he was extremely offended, extremely insulted, you know, victorious commander being told, you know, what he can and cannot do with with real estate. And so he said to them, strip him of all his positions. He's fired from whatever he has. So they said he doesn't have any positions. He's not on payroll. What do we do? So after a while, sort of the relationship improved, and he realized this is not some guy who's just sort of trying to rebel to to win the moment because it was up for grabs, it was sort of a up for grabs moment in Damascus.

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But then he got he got upset again, or the goddess was done upset again, what happened when Jihad was being resumed now against the data, the Mongols. He came to all the scholars and said, Get me money from the masses so I can fund my military campaigns. So Sivan basically had this fatwah and he requested them all to be signatories on this fatwah to sign off that we can charge citizens attacks to fund the jihad campaigns. Some of them signed out of fear. Some of them signed out of greed. Some of them refused to sign and were executed. And now we didn't care. He still didn't sign. He said, I'm not signing.

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And so when he was approached about why he didn't sign, he didn't back down. He said, Listen,

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I know that you were a slave to the boondock daddy people, okay? For men, Allahu Allah, like Allah conferred a huge favor on you and talk about social mobility right? You're King right now you're just some fun. But here's the problem. I also know that you have

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1000 servants that all were golden like sashes, sashes threaded from gold, okay. He's that I know that you also have 200 Joe Eddie 200 like servants girls in your like, properties and your palaces or whatever you have. And all of them have golden jewelry.

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So if you want me to sign on this fatwah, here's what you need to do. You need to actually prove to me that all of your 1000 sort of the Royal elite have replaced their golden sash robes with wool robes. They got rid of them all and dressed like everybody else and that all the servants girls kept their clothes but got rid of all the jewelry right that you give to them

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and that the Muslim Treasury's actually empty.

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Either have money he said or have

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merchandise or property

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And then what if all of that actually happens and you still need money, then I'll give you the Feds what

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he said. But jihad is not sought like this not by exploiting the weaker classes, it is by seeking help from Allah and living more like the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam that was his message to him.

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And so he said to him, Get out of my country, get out of Damascus leave my city.

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And so no Rahim Allah said, Some animals law. We're here and we'll be technically after a video meeting. That's part of my duty saying we have to tell you the truth and not lie to you. I also have to obey you when you're

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when it's fair game like this. So he left

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he left Damascus

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at the Sultan basically exiled him and he bid farewell.

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He said the narrations mentioned that he came to his closest students and he said, Come let us bid farewell to our our people, our our companions, and he went to the graveyard and pray for all his shoe. And then he visited the narrations mentioned almost 600 homes of people he had good relationships with, bid them all farewell. And then he returned all of the books he had borrowed during his stay in Damascus, to the rightful owners. And then he headed towards Jerusalem. He headed towards a master the doxa. So he went to all codes. And then he went to a honey in the you know the messages of Ibrahim alayhis. Salam it's called.

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he had wanted to die there is this was one of his wishes. And so he prayed there and he worshiped there. And he, he he visited that sacred site. And then he went back to

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his small town back to his father's house in an hour. And soon after that, he became very sick.

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Some of the great scholars of his time, the greatest of them actually is Sookie some of the greatest

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says I visited him on Sunday,

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Sunday the 21st of Raja in that year, he says and I saw that he was improving. And he at that point saw that he was improving. And he said to me, this is enough. Get back to your family. Your family needs you. This is go. So I left on Sunday he says

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he says and then on Wednesday the 24th of Raja and they are 676 Allah Subhana Allah Allah called back his soul Rahim Allah Allah.

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And news of this when it's reached Damascus a day later it shook Damascus itself the whole city shook with weeping and grief over the death of unknown Rahim Allah.

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And like there's a lot to that. I want to stop that and say here because we are running out of time. But one of the signs of a good end people always ask how do we know what's a good end or a bad end the person died on a good note or a bad note. The scholar has mentioned that one of the signs of a good end is when a person when there's like a build up for it when a person is given the chance to tie up loose ends like bid farewell to all these people and make a hydra or Murad return the books you borrowed. settle your debts, ask for forgiveness from someone if you need it. That is one of the signs that Allah wishes well, for a person, right? I was sitting on on a podcast for a relative

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I shouldn't have said that.

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May Allah have mercy? Muhammad Sharif? May Allah bless him for all he's done for animals that have been beyond the Lahoma? I mean,

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but she Amara Shoukry he says that I was reading a book about repentance is a book about basically,

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memoirs of people that made Toba made huge U turns in their life. He said after a while I realized that every time someone makes tilbyr they repent they die. So it's almost like repenting kills you. And so I went to my chef, I'm like, yo, what's up with everyone dying after they make Toba? It almost makes you not want to make delva He was like saying, jokingly

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he said to him, no, they didn't the Prophet SAW Selim say when Allah wishes well for a person, he sweetens them by inspiring them to do a good deed that they pull, he pulls their Solon. So the idea is they were gonna die anyway. But Allah gave them a Toba so near to their death, that they die before messing it up again. That's the idea. And so of the signs of a good end is that you close out on a good note. And of course, even the Prophet alayhi salatu salam was commanded to go make us the fall for the people of Buffy or Bahia, that graveyard and so on and so forth. So these are all of the signs of a good end.

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And there's no doubt that of the signs of a good end is the love

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that erupts for you, especially after your death. Right. And we see that with scholars we see, you know how the world shook very recently with the death of the chef and the leader and the visionary Sheikh Muhammad Sharif 24 hours ago, because

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who else will the will the righteous erupt? For, if not for the scholars, the inheritors of the prophets, the people who live their life for Allah and for His servants, right. And Sophia Marina Rahim, Allah used to say, of Lunas men can abena Allah He or Boehner a baddie heat well, when MBS whenever he says the most superior people ever are people who live their life between God and between his creation, like serving both, and they are the prophets and the scholars. That's who they are. Right.

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And of what has been reported after his death is that tagit Dena subkey, the one who visited him few days prior, that great chef, very scholar, he says, When I visited him on Sunday, he was very happy for my visit, and he sent me home. And then he says, on Wednesday night, the night he died on Wednesday night, he's in Damascus. Mmm, no was an hour. He says I saw in my dream, a caller calling out making an announcement from the big mosque of Damascus on a Friday, on a Friday. He said My dream was a Friday and the announcer from the big mosque is calling out everyone. Come pray on the column of Islam who just fell. The column will held up Islam recommit, Islam and mukha that just

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He says so I got up startled from the dream and I said in that ilaha illa hit on your own. What do we say right within calamities happen? He said that was on Wednesday. And the next night Thursday evening, the eve of Friday. The news finally reached us from nowhere that he had in fact died that's when news reached them after the death of a novel we Rahim Allah

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and and now we the last another dream that had come through by way of his aunt his father's sister.

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So he had requested during his life in his was Leah that he buried upon the Sunnah of the Prophet SAW Salem. So no shrines, no memorials, nothing erected vertically, no markings on the grave about when he died, people, well intentioned, they fought over this, what are we going to do? No, we have to honor him with more than that. We can just make it this simple. When these nobodies get a fancy grave, you know how to write misplaced emotions.

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And so that night his father's sister saw in her dream his paternal aunt saw in a dream and now we himself saying to her tell my brother now he's saying tell my brother to not do what he's insisting on doing about this whole Memorial thing. Tell him not to tell him I said no.

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And we gave a whole book about this in the past. This just reiterates what dreams are for what our dreams for there to reassure you about some event that's about to happen or to reassure you that what you already know is right. Do it. Right. So about accepting the cutter or staying strong on the Sharia. That is the purpose of the dream of a believer though Yeah, the vision that Allah sends a believer when he wishes well for them.

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That's it. SallAllahu Sallam of water kind of e&m from the dollar early. He was off of the edge very