Manners Of The Salaf #00 Celebrate The Scholars
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it he was a hedge Ryan we begin the name of Allah old Praise and Glory be to Allah had amaze finest peace and blessings be upon His messenger Muhammad and his family and his companions and all those who adhere to his guidance. We ask Allah azza wa jal to better us in our adherence to his guidance Allahumma Amin.
So welcome back everyone to our manners of the early Muslims. readings we are reading through this book
by contemporary scholar
entitled edible self with the almond Manas.
The manners of the self, the self mean our predecessors obviously referring to our righteous predecessors, fit Tamil Nana's in their manners with people in their interpersonal relations
by Abu Abdullah Hernan Rila, Abdul Hamid Tala Have you the whole law or AHIMA, who hired me It's
so tonight's theme is going to be mostly about how the CLF regarded and treated the scholars of Islam.
And so he begins this first section we will summarize here saying you have the rune Allah Allah was slightly in what ug Luna Whom are you Cremona, whom Leah Kadri him and Allah heeta Allah that they show exhibit reverence for the scholars and the righteous and great respect for them and they honor them, due to their rank with Allah the Exalted meaning the rank that we expect that they have, of course, anyone's rank with Allah isn't assumed rank aside from what the revelation has sold us. But the same way we assume the best of Muslims, we are supposed to assume and expect even more so from the scholars of Islam. And the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is the one that guided us to this
perspective. In one narration, in one Hadith, two men were mentioned to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam one of them was a devout worshiper meaning he was in his private life very devoted to ritual worship dedicated serious
about that while alcohol him and the other one was a scholar, he was dedicated to the revelatory sciences, the revelation and learning them and teaching them and so the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam commented on these two men and he said, Fuck Lulu Isley me Allah IBD care fogli Allah at dinner calm. That's the distinction or the edge in virtue that the scholar The island has over the worshiper the iPad is like the distinction the edge that I have over the least of you.
In another narration, Carrefour de Lille Comrie, Leila, tell Bedri Allah say it in kawaki. Or like the difference between the moon on the night when it is full, and all the other stars you know, if you're out in the open, and it is sort of a dark night, well then there's a full moon that's it eclipses your the visibility of the stars because it's so bright, and there's so much luminous, light coming from it, illumination
and another narration the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam said this hadith and sunnah to me the in Allah when Allah He gets a hook in Certainly Allah and His angels were ALLAH SubhanA wa T will Erwin and the dwellers the souls the beings that exist in the skies and in the Earth's had the name letter V jewelry will have the hood even the ant the insect V ends in its hole and even the fish lay you saw Luna Allah more aluminous in her head. They pray for the for goodness meaning for the one that teaches people goodness.
And unfold. I didn't realize Rahim Allah from the early Muslims he used to say I Ali moon I am even more i Lehmann, you the RKB are on female I call this summer watts. That a learned person who acts on it and teaches it is referred to in very great terms in the kingdom of heaven. In the in the upper world he means
not the other kingdom of heaven.
And Sophia nfld Rahima hula It was reported about him that he said out of our own Nassim and Xena 10 Men can
nabina Allah He was obeying a body, while human MBS oil AMA, those that have the most esteemed rank, are those that are between Allah and between his servants. Right? Because who was the one sent by Allah to the servants of the people, the prophets, in the absence of the prophets, it's who the heirs of the prophets who communicate the message of the prophets. So he says, After prophethood is gone, the highest rank you can achieve is to do the work of the prophets, which is to be the man or the woman that connects Allah, with the servants the servants with Allah azza wa jal, they work between those two between Allah and between his servants and these are he said, Al Anbiya, the
prophets and the euro Lemma and the scholars.
And if there Josie Rahim Allah Allah and His biography of Muhammad bin Mohammed they know already Al Baghdadi, the great jurist and scholar. He said can I add if Quran the Vickery Salah when he used to break he used to sort of break down and weep
when the righteous were mentioned, and he would say linear hola Amma en de la HIPA de Rouen Fela I love Allah and yeah, Jelani minimum, he would say, the scholars have such you know, a high rank and station with Allah and I long so much that somehow Allah includes me among them. I wish my greatest wish is for Allah to classify me among those worthy of that title the title of being a God fearing scholar
and even Nikka Thea Rahim Allah. He reports in his
biography of the righteous salon and King Notre Dame zenki nurudeen Sankey from the
the trainer, the sort of mentor and the predecessor of Salahuddin that you will be the most immediate one of Salahuddin the liberator of Jerusalem.
And he was a he was a
a student of the Hanafi madhhab. He was Hanafi and his method. And he used to have great love for the older man in general, the odema and the righteous the scholars and the pious and he used to honor them and respect them. And he used to
have the utmost respect, people would treat him like a king, right? Even if he did not demand it, he would command it that says, that was sort of the Haber that he had the all and reverence that he had. But when the scholars would come in,
he would stand up and give them his seat, even if he would do that over and over again, like this is my seat, a great scholar walks in, everything has to stop, I have to go get the scholar, put him in my chair and go get another seats. And if another scholar would get they would have to be the one to get up and go and walk him to his cushion or receipt and have him sit there and he used to have a stipend dedicated to the sponsorship of the scholars so that they can be freed up from having to earn a living for their families and they can be completely free for the service of Islam and the Muslims and at times some of his soldiers they were asking for a raise basically his army
and they told him why do you send spend so much on like the the scholarly establishment and also the like the Sophie fraternities which were like basically people that were devoted to ritual worship, and known for that they were like academies and fraternity houses like this. And so he used to say to them, this is an army as well that fights for me with their do the same way you fight for me, with your arms, you have your your bows and your swords, and they have their night prayers, and they do and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam told us in NEMA tone Sorona towards Akona or tune Sarona with our ethical, that you are only meaning the greatest reason you are given your provisions
and your support from Allah is because you take care of the weak and those also who are praying for you. We do it him was solid to him
by their supplications and their prayers. And one time he said to them another narration of this incident and it was being objected to he said
they fight for me while I'm sleeping on my bed.
Right? Like I'm asleep and they're doing their night prayers or their night vikita their night there. He says and they are using arrows that don't miss, you know, metaphorically they refer to do as the arrows we shoot up into the night we send arrow we send our requests up to Allah subhana wa Taala it's a famous statement tribute
to a Sephora hidden hola see hammer Leila Tata used to say that the arrows of the night never miss. So he says, And they fight for me not just while I'm sleeping, but their arrows don't miss Are they not more deserving of being financed than others who fight for me with arrows that may miss
and they will only shoot them if I pick up mine. Like if I don't go to war, they're gonna not go to war for me. They'll only go to war if I'm leading them.
And then they might miss with their weaponry that they bring with them and war. These guys fight for me while I'm sleeping.
And their weapons are on target. He says and so therefore they are they have a right to the wealth that is invaded man that is in the Muslim treasury. And the fact that they forgive us
for not being able to give them their full right, the fact that they accept what is just a part of what they deserve, means that we owe them
more than they owe us. We're not doing them a favor. They're doing us a favor by being so sort of agreeable.
Because once again, they look at these people like they are standing in the station of Prophethood in the absence of the prophets, because the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said in authentic hadith, in Nulato, lemma or whatever to Gambia, the scholars are the inheritors the heirs of the prophets. Were in an MBA, let me refill dinar on Wallah Johanna and the profits don't leave behind any gold or silver we're in NEMA or ruffler in what they leave behind their estate is the sacred truth is the sacred knowledge that Allah revealed to them from an alpha that we have been warfare. And so whoever secures a share of that sacred knowledge has truly hit the jackpot right has truly
taken an abundant share.
And if not a second another historian Rahim Allah He narrates that Yeah, even in them said that Rashid Rashid is the great Haroon Rashid, he was one of the most powerful
Emir salons in Islamic history in the best of Canada in our best dynasty. So he says, I had an academic scholar, he says the Rashi the Sultan, one time said to me, what is the highest rank A person can achieve? So I said to him, man, Sophie here, um, you don't mean you're the number one Oh, commander of the believers, you're the Khalifa. There's only one Khalifa. Right? You? He said for the full gel limini. Do you know someone that has a higher rank than me? I said no. He said, Well, I can name it for her. Well, I do.
I know someone who has a higher rank than me. Roger lun fee halacha Taenia. Cole, a man sitting in a small circle saying so and so narrated that so and so narrated that the messenger of God himself said the following.
So I said Yeah, hitting the deck and the narrator says so I said, yeah, um, you know, I mean.
Yeah, I mean, I mean, had a fatal Minca this person you're saying is better than you, when you are ignoring me. Rasulullah you are sort of in a cousin's way sort of way. You are related to the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, and you are the ultimate authority today over the Muslims the entire Oma. So a Rashid Haruna Rashid Rahim Allah He said now he said yes, of course way like what's wrong with you? Had the fatal mini This is person is for sure better than me. Liana Isma, who mokhtari known Bismillah Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, because his name now is linked with the name of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
La Jolla moved to ever there so his name will never die when that noona moved to when ethna while Ola Uber, hakuna Dakka Dakka so and we will die one day, and we will be forgotten someone's going to be talking about the next guy leading us the next president. But the scholars remain alive meaning they're mentioned remains alive for as long as time remains, right? Because if a person is saying that the Messenger of Allah said sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, those who take this blessed chain of command one step further, one generation further one layer further, they're gonna say this person said that that person so they've locked themselves in with the Messenger of Allah Himself, and
therefore they will not be forgotten. And you think about it. Subhan Allah like we mentioned
the most important people at least the religious people, you guys right in sha Allah all of us that the masjid goers we mentioned earlier, Matt more than we met
You know our parents and we pray for them more than we pray for our parents whether we like it or not right? So and So Rahim Allah and even when we don't mention them by name we're sort of sharing what what was only made available to us through them. They are our lifeline to
Allah and his messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam
and it was Dora Arrazi Rahim Allah Allah who was a contemporary of Imam Muslim, Imam Muhammad and others. He said it was Arrazi said, I heard Amma didn't handle the great Imam Muhammad one of the four major jurists of Islamic law. I heard Imam Muhammad saying at a time when Ibrahim Ignatov man another scholar was mentioned in front of him. Imam Muhammad was laying down he was leaning can and will techie and he was leaning on his palm on the ground. And he heard dementia Ibrahim naupaka man, so he sat up, he sat up.
Even though he was leaning due to some sort of ailment, like he had a cyst or he had some sort of pain. That's why he was leaning. He wasn't just sort of lounging. It was painful for him to sit upright. But when he heard the scholar writing up a human's name, he sat upright and he said, lay and belly and never could have solid enough in a ticket.
It is unbefitting that we make mention of the righteous while we are reclining this way. This was just a, you know, a psychological barrier if we can call it that right sort of safeguards to make sure we don't take them casually because if we take them casually, we will take what they carry casually and if we take what they carry casually, even the words of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam could lose some of its weight in our hearts. And that's why that wasn't the case and Rahim Allah Allah He used to say in them in as soon Nettie and to work Carol Eileen, it is actually from the sunnah to revere, the scholars that bring you this Quran and the Sunnah it's
from there, and I leave nobody thought of himself what are the Allahu Allah and the companion and cousin of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. It was reported about him that he said hope Bula Animi de noon you then will be that loving a scholar of Islam is a part of our religion with which we worship Allah
Mohammed Messina and just to give you a few more sort of anecdotes on this, how much reverence they used to give them
Ahmed Messina and says Abdul Rahman, even a melody, Abdul Rahman and melody is the teacher of the human body one of his most famous teachers. Abdul Rahman. Rahim Allah can allow you to have a Roku image Listen, nobody would move in his gatherings while you brought up column and no one would sharpen a pencil in his gatherings while I Kumu ahead and nobody would rise in this gathering so I'm not throwing shade here guys. Someone needs to go you can go I promise. We're just
we're reading together okay. So who does Chanel we think is just throwing shade here.
What I call who I had on a no one rises in his gatherings can NEMA I allowed to see him who played Okay, and now home fee salah. It's almost as if there are birds sitting on their heads. Imagine a bird in your head you just don't switch right. It's as if there are birds. The describer of the scene is saying that we're sitting on their heads or it's as if they're in Salah. You know, it's very beautiful about this narration. It is that
the Sahaba said, when we used to sit in front of the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam we used to say to akan Allah Rosina, and it was as if there was birds perched on our heads. And so when he describes it this way, or he sees it this way, it is a striking resemblance. It is a symmetry. Why? Because they see the scholar as an extension of the prophetic legacy.
And Abdul Rahman Ibn harmala Allah salami Rahim, Allah said, Makana in santoon, eh, daddy, who Allah Sorry, didn't say yes, yes, Allahu anshi. In Hatha estate, Vienna, who can use the emir, nobody would dare ask, sorry, didn't say you have a question
about anything. Until first he asked permission.
The way that they would ask permission from the head of state from the Emir
because that was just sort of a report and reverence that the scholars had in their hearts.
Again, it is of course, the scholars job to make sure he does not allow people to feel like he's unapproachable. Yes. But the idea is they felt this way that there was a sanctity there that we don't want
Want to compromise we don't want to take lightly
and a YouTube Rahim Allah reports a man used to sit
next to Al Hasan for three years it has anniversary fella yes Allahu and che inhibitor Hey but a level and not ask him any questions out of just intimidation, out of just reverence and respect for the men.
If not best for the law and home actually, as I read this I recall if not best about the Allahu anha you know, he says in a famous narration
Muslim he says I remained for a full year wanting to ask him a question but I couldn't get myself to ask him
out of his Haven out of the great hate I had for Omar about the Allah Allah and Jimmy
and Ali mammas Scheffer, Rahim Allah said, couldn't to utter Safa. Baraka Bay in a day Maddie can be riff currently Elias ma la casa, I used to turn the pages he's a student that your Malik right. I used to turn the pages very gently in the presence of Malik to not disturb him, just so he wouldn't hear it. Flip.
And then our Robbia This is beautiful because we are now is who he is the student of a chef. So chef is a student of Malik and he was very careful in sort of not being disruptive in even the volume of the crinkling of the pages. His students now Ravi
said Wallah, he emerged to an ashram Alma Scheffer Jambo I swear I was not able to ever drink water while chef was looking at me felt like it wasn't appropriate to drink water in front of him.
I'll more focal however me. He reports in his book monostable Imam Abu Hanifa the virtues and merits of the great Imam Abu Hanifa Rahim Allah Allah
that He said He reportedly said men are dead too rigidly now How dare you stare The Hanged Man he led and Allah Whoa.
I never extended my legs in the direction of the house of my teacher have met. You know how mad even Abizaid or beneficiary man was the teacher or the most notable teacher of Abu Hanifa Rahim Allah. But listen, he says more. He says what can have been daddy without Rahu? Several Sikich even though between my house and his house were seven streets like he's in that direction, but not very close. He's not next door. You know, the issue of Adam is important. Like, let me just like make a little bit of attention to you. Right? Someone could be thinking right now, as you're hearing all these anecdotes, like, come on, it's a little too much. It's even from the Sunnah. How do you actually
argue from this from the Sunnah. But it is true, you're right, don't put this on the same status of the definitive matters have had haram, the true red lines in Revelation. But this tradition of Adam
is what kept them away from so many problems that we face today. You know, like they say that what is tradition in any culture? Tradition is sort of like a set of behaviors that were put in place. This is just the way some people may explain it, sociologists to solve old problems, right?
And so when you as the generations pass, you say, oh, what's the point of this whole thing? It's a little too uptight. Right? And then you get rid of the tradition, and then what happens?
Then the cycle comes full circle. And he goes, Oh, that's why it was there.
We have a prevalent phenomenon of you know, callous behavior or extramarital relations or otherwise, right? When you throw out tradition, that is when you realize that it was actually built for a problem that you actually just spawned all over again. So likewise, you know, some people,
like it is hard to find a scholar that will tell you it is okay to put the most half of the Quran on the ground. Okay. Can you give me an idea or a hadith that says It's haram to put the most half on the ground? No, but do we actually need one? No, we don't. Woman You have them shout it. Allah is a very sort of general statement, and whomever glorifies the symbols of God. But if you're sort of like comfortable with just leaving the most half on the ground, just regularly like this, this will for sure translate into a lack of regard for the Quran on some level. That is the idea. And so yes, don't allow this to be the, you know, your primary commitment or concern, do the font of the first
and then the wage job and then the edit if there is not a lot of the Adobe's wages, but if these ads, that you're wondering where exactly they come from, they come from the ethos of the Sharia sort of, it's not the letter of the law. It is the spirit of the law. And if you downplay the spirit of the law, you will also fumble the letter of the law eventually. That is the idea.
And this applies on every level you end up with. You're not just your Alma, you're at home with your parents, you're at them with sort of your friends. If you drop these things, you will actually fall into everything else that you'd never thought you would. So he says, and between us is seven streets. When masala to solids and Moon do Mata hum don't enlisted for today who might I were led. And I never performed the prayer of Salah since my teacher had died, except that I prayed for her mad along with praying with my own father.
You know, some of the scholars like the chef or the scholars, they speak at times about the fact that whose right is greater
the right of the scholar or the right of the parents.
And it is not that simple. It's not like a black and white answer. It depends on what exactly is being asked of in different circumstances. But the perspective is a beautiful one, they say technically, in some way, it could be argued that the right of the scholar is greater than the right of the parent, because the parent you owe him from for your worldly existence, right? They took care of you and you were vulnerable, and they protected you, if you will, from the fire of this world, right? They kept you warm, and they kept you fed and they kept you safe, and they kept you educated, right? And the scholar is protecting you from the fire of this world or the next, the fire of the
next. Therefore you may owe him more arguably than you owe your parents. That is sort of the line of reasoning for those who say that.
Along with my father were in need of the federal government to allow them to mean who are Alemany Elma and I always seek forgiveness for those that I've learned from or have taught me taught me any nugget of knowledge any bit of information.
okay and Abdullah haved Nazma didn't humble or him hola the son of Imam Muhammad he narrates I said to my father. What kind of man was the Imam Shafi. Imam Muhammad was also a student of a chef he
and a friend of his he said What kind of man was a chef very, because I hear you always praying for him, always making do out for him. So he said to me ebony, my dear son, can a chef very UK Shem see the dunya? What can I afford it the nurse, a chef he was like to the sun for the world, the sun for this world? And like health is for humanity? Meaning Can Can these two ever be substituted? Can we ever do without these things? For Holly have a name in hell of a minute.
And then this next section, the only two we will cover today in sha Allah keep it light,
which was that?
They were very keen on the gatherings of the scholars being in the company of the scholars.
You know, keeping the company of the righteous as the Prophet alayhi salatu salam said, is like,
Good companies why like, what?
The perfume seller, He'll either gift you some he'll give you a sample. So you can buy right? Or he'll sell you some right or at least you'll enjoy the fragrance being in the store. That's what he said Salallahu Salam, of course, I'm paraphrasing. And so that applies so much more. When we're talking about the scholarly among the righteous.
You'll either ask them a question and you'll learn or they will initiate and just teach you or they will see something wrong and they will correct you or you will benefit from just being inspired by their resolve respired inspired by their their commitments. And you know in our very first session
together with Edie that we already quoted and he re coached them here, but I will
I will skip them
about how many scholars used to travel to other scholars for no other reason but just to observe, observe their manners observe their their their sensitivity, their tenderheartedness their seriousness.
Mohammed bin Yahya Rahim Allah narrates he says Abdul Razak said to me Abdul Razak, Hassan Rouhani Rahim Allah is one of the teachers on body and then when Muhammad they both took from him at Hadith of the reserve, said Imam Ahmed, Ahmed and humble can either Salah you the Akira Nisha Anna in a self
when he used to pray, he used to remind me of the very lofty qualities of the early Muslims, so they are early Muslim. He's saying the earlier Muslims that we don't see around as much anymore, is what he intends there
and saw the helmet raises I heard it has sandable sorry, saying duniya Kulu hell Voluma This world isn't entirely a world of darkness. The world is dark is a dark place in Majelis ulama except the gatherings of the scholars.
And Zachary Evans Ziad in the Howie great grammarian. Among the scholars, he says, our teachers used to tell us sit with the scholars because if you are right, they will praise you. And if you are wrong, they will teach you and if you are foolish, they will not be too rough with you.
And do not sit with the ignorant because if you are right, they will not praise you. Like they'll actually disagree with you because they don't know anybody. Right? Like it'll just throw you off. If you are right, they will not praise you. And if you are wrong, they will not teach you and if you are foolish, they will turn to you they will make fun of you and sort of be rough with you. We're in che du lac I mean Farrokh and if they testify for you, they won't help you. You want a testimony of a scholar or righteous man, not just in society but in the scales of the hereafter
and bispham of the Muslim It is reported about him that he said I heard more IWEA even dimora Wow even more a great scholar saying yes when he to his son, oh my son sits with the righteous from the servants of God for a NACA to see will be my job be Majelis I see him Clara because you will always get some good out of sitting with them. While I love who and Yaku and Fer Hera VALIC FIAC at Valley and perhaps at the very seal of such gatherings. And 10 Zi la rama to La him went fee him for to see Becca home, the mercy of God will come down upon them at the conclusion of their gatherings and you'll get a share of it as well because you are there that's what they are Hadith mentioned that
those that are with them will not be deprived of their awards.
You know also the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said no people get together remembering Allah except that a color is made to call out from the heavens Elana them when Adam and Osama and como phoron Leko rise from this gathering you have been forgiven, this is over the mercy that descends in these gatherings. And it was reported that any member chef Rahim Allah used to say for things
for matters that will increase you in intelligence,
not talking too much.
And a C whack you know see work the tooth, the
tooth stick to the brush, when Majelis do sila Hain
and sitting with the righteous when Majelis dilemma and sitting with the scholars especially
this sort of about the enlightenment and their manners and their prayer and otherwise
seeing how they operate and benefiting from their counsel and advice. This last part of the section is particularly about how sitting with the scholars will soften your heart
you know, the he begins with the incident of OMEGAMON and sad Malik in a well known Hadith. He says Radi Allahu Han that Abu Bakr Radi Allahu Allah one time said to Omar
Come let us go visit Omar Amon who's a moment
come on guys, we have to know me minutes.
Omo Amen was like a second mother to our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. She was his wet nurse. She's also the mother of a salmon visit.
And he used to always treat her like a mother. And she outlived him sal Allahu Allahu alayhi wa sallam.
You would constantly visit her and so I will work with so they can this narration after the death of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam wanted to follow in suit. And he said to Omar one day come, let us visit OMA Amon, the way the messenger of allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam used to visit her. So when they reached her home, they entered upon her she began to cry.
And so they said to her, man, you Kiki, why are you crying?
Man in the law, he Hierro little soda. What is with Allah, meaning the Hereafter is better for His messenger. He's in a better place. sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
She said, I am not crying because I don't know that I am not crying because I don't know that what is with Allah is better for his messengers also them I understand that. She said, Well, I can advocate but I cry. And Aloha hiya coding kata, Amina sama. I'm crying because revelation from the skies has been severed. There's no more revelation
and a says for her yeah, just Houma. alberca Fajr Allah, ke n e ma. And so that drove them to break down crying, I will walk in and Omar and they continue to cry alongside her.
What she's saying that in the time of the Prophet alayhi salatu salam, any problem we had any confusion that took place revelation would come down, settle it. It's over.
Now we are relatively speaking in the dark. We don't know we're not sure.
The most reliable
remaining lifeline to the revelation. How to extend from the revelation new applications for us now is what
the scholars right.
The inheritors of the prophets.
I'm gonna bring Mamoon the great savagery. He said, That Evo is half the severe he said, Can either Alia
looky here, Allahu Taala
I'm sorry, I need to restate that. Abu is have a severe he said, Who is the student of umbra. Mamoon. He said that I'm going to the moon is great to have very, when he was seen when he would be seen, Allah who would be remembered seeing him would remind you of Allah azza wa jal subhanho wa Taala because of how devoted he was vividly visibly devoted to Allah subhanho wa taala. Similarly, Mohammed of USA, Muhammad was there was a great scholar of Al busline.
And Jaffa Minister a man says, Whenever I would find hardness in my heart, I would go the next morning early to look into the face of it has of Mohammed No, so the body can know who Thekla and he always looked like a grieving woman, like a woman who just lost a child of hers that the intense intensity of her grief. That's when his face reminded me of due to the grief he had about his appointment with Allah azza wa jal and the hereafter
in some narrations he would say and it would remove the rust from my heart seeing Mohammed Abdullah says face it would remove the rust from my heart it would Polish me for a week then I'd have to come back it would re energize me right my spiritual energy to work harder. And Mohammed Adnan mancha did also another great scholar of Allah Basra, Imam Malik himself, the great Imam Malik would say, whenever I found hardness in my heart, this was a common practice. I would go to Mohammed minuman Kether and the righteous would all be gathered with him to learn from his behavior and his manners and his righteousness. So I would look at him once and I would be granted a wake up call by that
four days but sorry, Lu BNF. See a Yemen
and I'll follow I live in Riyadh, the great worshiper, he says that Khalid in the rollback said that Abdullah hidden mobile data or blood and water is a very well known name in Islamic history. Abdullah Al Mubarak said to me
about and food aid for laden Al is the one being highlighted here. When I look into the face of alpha blade. When I look into the face of alpha blade, Jed did that deal who's almost got to Neff see from Rebecca, whenever I look at that filleted, he renews my grief, like my religious concerns.
And I hate myself.
I hate myself. Are you allowed to hate yourself?
in a productive way you hate certain qualities of yourself, right? You're never going to look out for yourself. If you don't love your
So if you want yourself to do better you don't you want yourself to improve, but hate yourself meaning I hate myself for certain reasons I hate this about myself, right? This is healthy.
You're not going to reduce yourself to any one of your qualities, but self hate is a notion that could be properly harnessed. And then he would cry.
Or and then he cried, and then the great Sahabi Abu Musa lash yada yada Lucha and the companion of the Prophet SAW Salem. He used to say that if I were to sit one time one sit down with Abdullah had Massoud the senior companion, the senior so heavy that I am more benefited by that than a year of righteous actions. Like working hard, not sure how much quality is in the quantity sitting him with him one time I feel so valuable. I get so much I draw so much out of it
from the great scholar Abdullah and Massoud Rahim Allah,
we are done.
Let me just read through these two final antidote.
If nasaka Rahim Allah narrates from Abdullah Abdullah Al Massini, which is a companion of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he said Al Moutoku has said that the pious or elite people, well rule Emma Okada, and the scholars are the leaders of the elites are odema Okada, where Majelis will magically Sue whom a bad and their gatherings are an act of worship just to sit in their gatherings.
This final one here
if no Josie I will follow general Josie he is what even the Tamia Rahim Allah called the most prolific author in the history of Islam. While not everything he wrote, has been preserved, some of it has been lost. And we hear about her through other books that in so and so's book X or Y or Z, but we actually don't have those manuscripts anymore. But in totality, he is the most prolific author in the history of Islam. Rahim Allah, He makes a reflection that he arrived that in sort of after lifelong experience with spiritual labor and spiritual refinement, he says
like the reality of benefiting from the scholars and their gatherings, specially in terms of our Ischia, our our purity at heart, he says, I have realized that busying ourselves with fic like Islamic law, was a mad Hadith and simply sort of hearing rehearsing. Recalling a hadith memorizing a hadith is hardly enough to rectify a person's heart. Ill and humza Jaya Baraka he or another if he self is Sophie care self is slightly in unless it is blended with the heart softeners like the Hadith about the hereafter, the details of the grave and the Day of Judgment, these are called apply for that genre. He says without blending it with raka echo with deliberately go looking for these
hearts softeners frequently, he said also and the biographies of our righteous predecessors, he says Leanna home Turner Well Omatsu the knuckle because they are the ones that actually handled they had a grasp on the very objective of the texts, meaning the IS and a hadith, we may deal with them a certain way, but they are the actual product of these ayat and a hadith. They embodied them.
The objective, the full objective of these ideas and a hadith.
He says because they are the ones that had a grasp on the very objective of the text me the reveal texts. And they were able to escape the exterior actions that were commanded meaning settling for the exterior actions, how many cars, how many pages how many dollars, they were able to realize it's not about the exterior. It's not just about the physical forms, the mechanics of our worship, not just that, he said, they were able to realize that they had to escape the exterior actions that we are commanded with and move on to experiencing their inner meanings that were ultimately intended by them. Like why are you making Salah li Vickery to be mindful of Allah. They're the ones that didn't
lose sight of this. He's saying, That's why their biographies are so important.
He says, and I am only telling you this after dealing with this myself and experiencing it firsthand, because I have found Listen, I have found the majority of the Hadith scholars and the students of Hadith, their ambitions. Stop at LET ME GO
Find the shorter chain like instead of five people between me and the Prophet SAW Salem, I can now have four people between me and the Prophet SAW Selim. In other words, what, it's a flex, right, I got a shorter chain than you, meaning it became a worldly currency, even the Islamic sciences. For most of them, he's saying it became tokenized, it became cheap and it became a worldly currency. Of course, when he says the majority, I don't want you to think of the majority of the leading scholars of this OMA, the leading scholars became their leading scholars because they were the exceptions, right?
The majority of those who he's talking about are probably last forgotten. Allah did not permit for them to be a stepping stone through which we access revelation, they will probably just forgotten about and not accepted, deemed worthy as being torchbearers for for Islamic history. He's saying, but I've seen that a majority of the Hadith scholars and students, their ambitions stop at getting a shorter Hadith, or writing more and more sort of like research papers. They're called on a hadith, he said in a majority of the fuqaha of the law scholars.
those are he says, The scholars of dialectics scholars of debate right?
There no, would you would you I'm holding fuqaha if you're if you're a lwml Jedi, or my Johanna will be will have some he doesn't the majority of the legal scholars, their ambitions stop at how to debate and how to sort of defeat your opponent.
And then he says limiting and how can the heart ever soften with things like this? And that is why a group of the early Muslims, you still always seek out the righteous man meaning among the early scholars to look in his face and look at his behavior to draw enlightenment from that.
Because that is actually the true fruit of the knowledge if you're seeking it. So may Allah azza wa jal benefit us with what we heard and what we stated this evening and allow us a share
the legacy of our scholars that our Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam enjoined upon us to value Allahumma Amin masala Allah Who Selim Avada canovee anna Muhammad wa ala alihi wa sahbihi Adrain Zakka. Lolita?
I'm surprised nobody asked me about scholars for dollars and like corrupt scholars and like, what about when scholars are sellouts? Because that's next week subject
actually conflicts and criticisms between or of scholars, and how to self handle that is next week's subject and shall load on sort of the counterpart of this. But we can't begin with that because it's a disaster if you make the exception of the rule. And that becomes the bulk of our sort of discussion regarding our scholastic heritage and our scholarly luminaries will loads out items