Ramadan 2009 – Cape Town – Day 21 Knowledge
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Salam aleikum wa rahmatullah wa barakato.
Bismillah Alhamdulillah wa Salatu was Salam ala rasulillah Allah Allah He was happy he woman instead of a Buddha who abide.
All praise is indeed due to Allah subhanho wa Taala blessings and salutations upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to bless every single one of us and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us every form of goodness. Allahu Allah in Medina Illa Allah Montana in Naka Antal allemaal Hakeem O Allah we do not have knowledge besides that which you have granted us For indeed you are the owner of knowledge the owner of wisdom Allahumma Inanna Luca, mean in MC O Allah we ask you to grant us from the knowledge that you have Allahumma in Nana ob coming in million fat woman I enlisted man, woman kalasha woman
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Oh Allah, we seek protection from knowledge that is not going to be made use of and we seek protection from eyes that will not cry for your sake. And we seek protection from a heart that will not tremble in fear. Have you have you Yeah, Allah. And we seek protection from a stomach and the soul that will not be filled and content. And we seek protection from a law or a prayer that we make that is not answered. Allahumma alumna million foreigner one foreigner Bhima lantana Oh Allah grant us knowledge of that which is beneficial and benefit us from the knowledge that you have granted us I mean, on a dilemma beloved brothers and sisters, the topic tonight is none other than knowledge.
As we can see, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala the owner of knowledge to grant us knowledge that is beneficial. And we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to help us to be from amongst those who can earn the knowledge of this Deen the knowledge of this religion, the knowledge of the spirituality that is required of men, the knowledge of himself the knowledge of
the life after death, and the knowledge that will make us in Paradise, the knowledge that will protect us from hellfire. That having been said, we also ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us enough knowledge that we can pass our time in this world meaningfully in sha Allah, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us from that, which is a waste of time, and that which is meaningless, and that which is destructive, I mean, honor the rule of law and beloved brothers and sisters, once again, I'd like to remind one and all that Allah, the Almighty, the creator of myself and yourself is the owner of knowledge. He is the one who decides who is going to get what type of knowledge. It
is a large, supreme independent decree. So if someone has a certain type of knowledge, it is because Allah decided that he would permit them to have that. And he chooses people whom he wants to have religious knowledge. Allah selects them very carefully. And that is a test for them and the test for us as well the lay men, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to make us from those whom when we have knowledge, we can put it into practice and teach it to others, it is an Amana it is a trust entrusted to us. The idea is to impart it, if anyone is to block or cover or stop or hinder the knowledge of Islam, they are sinful and they are from amongst those whom Allah will not speak to on
the day of the AMA, because of his anger with such people. So the knowledge of religion is not copyrighted, because it is it belongs to the Creator Himself. The knowledge of the Quran and the Sunnah does not belong to one person, it is not patented to anyone, and we cannot hinder the spread of Islamic knowledge in any way. And Allah subhanho wa Taala, selects and chooses the people he wants a test for them to put it into practice to teach it to others, a test for those who don't have it, to respect those who have it, to respect the knowledge, if not the individual, which means sometimes the individual might earn, but the knowledge he has needs to be respected. And this is why
we should never ever harm or scoff at or joke about any of the scholars of Islam. Because we will be digging our own graves and we will be calling for destruction for ourselves. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us that Allah ma those who have learned the knowledge of Allah, they work for Allah, the other slaves of Allah, their owner is Allah subhanho wa Taala they have dedicated a large chunk of their lives for the sake of the Creator. If anyone harms them, the creator will revenge they won't be able to revenge Allahu Akbar, so it is more dangerous to harm a scholar of Deen than 200
Anyone else though both of them are prohibited. And this is why the Hadith the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says man, Adda D and then to Bill Harvey, whoever has harmed a friend of mine, and who are the friends of Allah subhanho wa Taala. They are those who are struggling and striving to get closer to him by recognizing him and putting into practice whatever they have learned and teaching it to others. Those are the role of the sama Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Shama, Herman Riba de Loyola indeed those who truly fear Allah who are truly aware of the Creator, or those who have knowledge, those who have sound knowledge, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to
respect the knowledge that they have. And that's why I was saying that moments ago I was saying that when a scholar of this Deen, who is not a prophet, the prophets are sinless, they are perfect. But when the scholars of Islam have heard in terms of this world, then we will correct them politeness with full politeness, Alhamdulillah. And with respect with utmost respect, we will not spread rumor about them because Allah will create people to spread rumor about us, we will not make life difficult for them because Allah will create people who will make life difficult for us, we will not harass them because Allah will immediately create people who will harass us, we ask Allah subhanho
wa Taala to make us from amongst those who can respect those who have knowledge, and that is the way we will be achieving knowledge. Knowledge is achieved when a person respects those who have knowledge. And this is why we are taught that the one who has taught you anything you need to respect him right to the end and even beyond the end. Where we are meant to really be from amongst those who can respect and look up to a teacher of ours no matter what goodness they've taught us. We are meant to respect them without respect of the teacher, you will learn absolutely no, you will have complete blessing lis knowledge, knowledge that will result in your detriment and downfall and
not knowledge that will be beneficial. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Whoever learns knowledge in order to boast and brag and to debate and argue with those who don't have knowledge and to to show their knowledge to those who do. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala says they can Kindle their place in the fire of jahannam. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. Allah says they will not smell the scent of heaven.
Allah subhanho wa Taala says they will not smell the scent of heaven if they have learned the knowledge for the wrong reasons. And this brings us to the first point we need sincerity when it comes to seeking knowledge. Allah subhanho wa Taala is the owner of knowledge in Surah to the verses we read tonight, Allah subhanho wa Taala says wahoo will Hakeem maligning he is the owner of wisdom, the owner of all knowledge that is beneficial is Allah subhanho wa Taala May Allah subhanho wa Taala really grant us the ability to acknowledge and accept that and to plead for good knowledge from him because he is the owner of knowledge. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala informs us of how important
If a person has knowledge, it is more important for him to impart that knowledge than his own life Subhana Allah, because if a person passes away without having imparted knowledge, they have done a great disservice to the oma. Whereas as soon as they've learned something, they put it into practice and quickly pass it on insha Allah that will then spread. This is why Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the knowledge of the Quran, before he speaks about the life of men and the creation of men in the opening verses of Surah Rahman listen to what he starts with. And it's not a coincidence, it is intentional from Allah the Creator, he says.
He is the Most Merciful. He has taught, indeed he has taught the Quran that is recited the knowledge, it is Allah who has taught it. So Allah makes mention of the teaching of Revelation. Then he says, He has also created men Subhana Allah, which means my life is not as important as the knowledge of this Deen. And what that would mean or part of what that would mean is that if I am holding any knowledge, I better make sure that I pass it on before I go, the Hadith Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, believe me,
relief from me, conveyed from me even if you have a single verse, teach it to others and spread the good news. It is our
duty to spread the good news and to spread the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Then after saying he has created men, he says he taught him eloquence. He taught him how to convey himself how to portray what he would like to utter. It is Allah who taught men the eloquence, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the ability to utter whatever we have to in the most respectable and dignified manner, and may He make us from those who can only utter that which is beneficial for both ourselves as well as those we are uttering it to. And may He protect us from anything that is evil. And then Allah subhanho wa Taala says,
In surah, Allah Allah, He speaks about the pain and how he has taught men how to write and he has taught with the pin. Just picture it for a moment from the beginning, when Adam alayhis salam was created, they did not use to write by pin at that particular time, but Allah taught them how to do that. And Adam Allah is salatu salam was a person created by Allah subhanho wa Taala. And Allah subhanho wa Taala had his brain, the brain of Adam alayhis salatu wa sallam already packed with whatever software if needed, so Han Allah, when you have a computer that is empty, you need to put in all the disks and you need to program it and you need to put all the software, Adam alayhis
salam, if we can use the words just to bring it closer to our understanding. He was packed with every software we could dream of. Allah says in the Quran in surah baqarah.
we taught Adam alayhi salatu was Salam the names of absolutely everything. Allahu Akbar. So unlike us when we grow up, Allah says, Allah Harajuku Minh buena
de coolatta, Ala Moana Shinya, when Allah took us out of the wombs of our mothers, we didn't know anything, nothing at all. But when it comes to other maladies, Salatu was Salam. And how wa alayhi salatu wa sallam, those two were an exception. Allah subhanho wa Taala had already taught them. There was another exception and that was Jesus May peace be upon him. He was also taught the language from the cradle Allah subhanho wa Taala miraculously permitted him to speak, when they asked him who are you or when they looked at him in a questioning manner, he responded, I am not the Son of God, I am the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala I was created through the Virgin Mary in a
miraculous way. That is what he uttered. Subhana Allah as a miracle and still there are people who deny that he was actually the worship of Allah subhanho wa Taala. Now, this is something amazing how Allah subhanho wa Taala created Adam alayhis salaam, as soon as he had like, he could speak Subhana Allah Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us the understanding. So Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the pin in Sudoku Allah and he says, Allah, Allah, Allah.
Allah, Allah, Allah, it is Allah who taught by the pain, and he taught men what men did not know. That is a powerful point as well. Imagine the books of history are recorded and they are brought forth for all of us. If men was unable to read or write what would they have been for us to read and write so Han Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala has given men the power to record knowledge, whether it is via CD or via a small chip, or via a 32, gigabyte microchip, that is all Allah Subhana what Allah has permission, he gave men that knowledge. And Allah subhanho wa Taala amazingly, has the knowledge according to the times amazing so panela there was a time when people were unlimited unlimited
meaning they could not read or write, but they were extremely knowledgeable because they had a memory Subhanallah that was not given to us. You take a look at Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, he was the most knowledgeable he had the most knowledge from amongst the creatures of Allah subhanho wa Taala. But he was unlettered he couldn't read, nor could he writes, that brings us to a powerful point. Reading and Writing does not necessarily mean you have or do not have knowledge, Allahu Akbar, you could have the neatest handwriting, but you could you could be as thick as a brick, may Allah protect us.
And you could be able to read so quick, but you could have no knowledge whatsoever Allahu Akbar. And they are people from amongst our forefathers and maybe even in our midst, who are known as those who use a thumbprint when they assigning because they can't hold a pin. And at times, they have more knowledge than all of us put together so can Allah because Allah is the owner of knowledge, and he did not franchise or paitent that knowledge to one and not the other Allahu Akbar. So the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam was unlimited he could not read or write, so that nobody could say later
On that this person has read the scriptures from those before know Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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Didi in the Quran was revealed directly into your hearts or messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, so that you can warn the people, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam had the Quran inscribed into his heart and his chest Subhana Allah, and this is why he did not need to read or writes. And he never wrote what was the verses of the Quran? Yes, at times, he instructed certain companions who could read and write, to write down some of the verses. And a lot of the Arabs at the time had powerful memories. And this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala decided to pass the knowledge on through memory. And we will never ever be able to do without memory. Let me give you a simple
example. Initially, before the mobile phone came into existence, we all knew our phone numbers of by hearts, because naturally men is created automatically by Allah, that when he when there is necessity, automatically, he pays more attention to that necessity. And he invents so amazingly, we knew our phone numbers, our friend's phone numbers off by heart, I'm sure all of us can recall that time. Suddenly they came in invention of a mobile where they began to store the numbers. And now you asked me for my own telephone number, I might fumble for it, Allahu Akbar. That is a fact. And then what happens one day we lose the memory of the mobile phone because it drops May Allah protect us
And then suddenly, we cannot get into touch with those whom we had to get into touch with. Sometimes it's a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala. To delete numbers of people you're not supposed to be in contact with Subhan Allah, Allah hates a month of Ramadan we need to learn that lesson. It is Allah gift and favor when your memory is formatted well ahead of him. Sometimes in order to delete one contact that is bad company for you or haram company. Allah says Hang on, let me dip it in water for you, Allahu Akbar, that water will cleanse you and your phone.
May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding so if we go back to knowledge, we will realize that that knowledge is ullas if we had concentrated on our memory, we would never have failed even if our mobile phone fell into hot oil Allahu Akbar, because our memory would have never failed as Alhamdulillah you know that we recite the Quran in Salatu tarawih it is impossible for any oma any nation besides the muslimeen to recite their scriptures as we are doing of by heart and Alhamdulillah you know that we have hardly made any mistakes in this month of Ramadan Subhan Allah, that is the power and the qudra solely of Allah, it is not us. Amazingly people say Mashallah, they
are absolutely no mistakes we are flowing like the Quran is being being revealed from heaven. Allah He that is the gift of Allah subhanho wa Taala man,
whoever tries hard and has sincerity Allah will give it to them. May Allah choose us and make us from the people who have the Quran, the people who will be the VIPs on the day of the AMA, whom Allah tells them on the day of the AMA, read how you used to read in the dunya. This is why we tell the farm don't spoil your Quran by reading so fast, because on the day of the Yama you will not be able to read in any other way but the way you used to read in the dunya how you used to read in this world that is the only way you will be able to read in the era. So even if the world is full of Abdullah clucks you need to understand Take your time when it comes to reciting May Allah subhanahu
wa taala protect us. For those who might not be familiar with that term Abdullah clock we mentioned it at the beginning of Ramadan, that there are some people who are not worshipers of anything besides their own clock every few minutes they look at the clock, The clock the watch the watch, may Allah Subhana Allah protect us We are standing in front of the Creator, we need to understand that knowledge will only come to us if we are ready to spend time to go and hunt for it. And to spend the time to sit with it and to spend the time and money and effort and energy to try and receive it sincerely. That is when we will get the knowledge of Allah subhanho wa Taala don't think that
knowledge is just a fruit that you eat and suddenly it will be digested into your system. No knowledge will not come to you unless you strive and struggle and you are sincere. May Allah subhanho wa Taala choose us for the right knowledge. So this is how the memory was there at the time and people who had a powerful memory were also extremely knowledgeable though they could not read or write. And we regard the term illiterate as disrespectful for Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam because it implies that they knew nothing. Whereas today you have people who might have university degrees, but they are not knowledgeable. They don't have common sense they don't have wisdom.
And Allah subhanho wa Taala has not given them anything besides a piece of paper. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all. And sometimes you have a person who might not even have a university degree, but he will benefit you in the field where others have excelled far more than the person who has a certificate that is the power and the qudra of Allah subhanho wa Taala remember many years ago, they were no even universities of this degree of this nature. So the doctors of that time they did not have certificates, but they were doctors, they were well known in the communities and societies where Allah subhanho wa Taala really enhanced the powers of all the doctors and lawyers
and accountants that we have, and help them to balance their knowledge with the knowledge of Deen because those who have spent hours on end in the universities eight hours a day studying huge books need to realize they need to spend at least eight minutes a day studying the Quran as well. And studying the sooner. Allah subhanho wa Taala will ask you, you spent years on end seeking knowledge that only helped you for another five years or 10 years until you die. How much time and effort did you spend to seek the knowledge that was going to build the rest of your eternity? May Allah protect us? Sometimes we don't realize we study for 25 years in order to live another 25 years. We study for
25 years in order to live another 25 years. But we are lazy to study for 25 minutes in order to prepare the rest of our eternity Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us not lazy and make us not from amongst those who cannot even attend an Islamic lecture within the masjid May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding
because the owner of knowledge says if you don't want to attend, I will kick you out. If you are not sincere, I will kick you out. You wouldn't you will then be used as a tool to block the Tafseer in the masjid. You will be used as a tool to block the Hadith in the masjid that can only be an enemy of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah and we don't want that to happen to us. Anyway, there is knowledge we need to make sure we are not from amongst those who are cursed. Those who are cursed are probably those who are insincere and those who eat that which is haram. Their minds are completely contaminated. They have no ability to think and distinguish between right and wrong, that Allah
subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding. So the pen is a gift from Allah subhanho wa Taala This includes all forms of writings and Allah subhanho wa Taala has decided that that will definitely be a means of the continuation of knowledge. At the same time I had said Allah gifts dictates that we as human beings as we become lazier, they are quicker means of learning. Now you have people in the Western countries it is coming here as well, who hardly know how to read and write. They learn on the computer on the screen. And everything happens through CDs and DVDs and online and what they call virtual and so on. That is a different way of learning. It's amazing how Subhan Allah we have
become lazy. If you tell people read the book they don't want to read that is why we need to distribute CDs instead of books Alhamdulillah we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to grant us knowledge nowadays what happens is within our motor vehicles Mashallah we have tools known as recorders or cassette players, CD players and so on. Let us use those tools to disseminate teaching even whilst we are driving we will learn a thing or two and shockingly, we will improve our knowledge so panela If only we use those tools in the houses, and in our vehicles and in every other way, nowadays, you find mp3 players and iPods and so on. Many people including Muslims are using that for music and for
Haram. Whereas Allah is going to ask you, you had an iPod, you had an mp3 player, you had a cassette player, what did you use it for? May Allah subhanahu wa taala grant us knowledge through all these mechanisms and that he has actually granted us. So Allah subhanho wa Taala thereafter, he tells us that he chooses those whom He grants knowledge to, you see, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about that. Even in Surah Baqarah when one of the kings was chosen by Allah subhanho wa Taala. At the time of the Buddha Allah is salat wa salam just prior to his time, and his people said, Why did Allah choose this man as a king?
When he doesn't even have wealth?
Listen to the verses Allah subhanho wa Taala says, Hello
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mean how can he be the king? How can he have the kingdom over us when we are more fit to own the kingdom then him and he has not even been given a lot of wealth. And the last is Carla in a law house.
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Fill in me well, Jason, Allah has chosen him above you, even though he might not have had well, and this is why a lot of Allah if not the majority of the llama, they are not as wealthy as the rest of the community that is a standard because the rest of their wealth, they will get it after they die. Allahu Akbar. That is a form and a point of consolation for those who have the knowledge of Deen you will naturally and automatically probably be from amongst those who don't have as much as the rest. Have you spent your time in business you would have outstripped even the biggest of business people. But Allah acknowledges that you've used your brain, your time your effort to study the deen Allah
will give you a handsome reward in return. Don't worry about the salaries of this world. The minute a person giving you a salary, wants to dictate to you what you should say and not say that's the minute you pull out. Allahu Akbar, the minute the people of this world want to rule you as a boss and want to treat you like a slave. That is the minute if you have a man you pull out and you throw the salary back at him because Allah comes before a meager salary of $100 or 1000 rands now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And these are powerful statements for all of us. We as the Muslim Ummah, need to realize the value of the Allah we must never dictate to them with our wealth, what to
do and what not to do. They are meant to be delivering the message. We are not People of the Book of the past, who used their wealth in order to twist and change the Bible and the Torah and so on. We have the Quran which will never be twisted. You either toe the line or Allah will kick you out Allahu Akbar, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us success.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us there that it is Allah who chose him over the others and granted him knowledge. Allah chose him for the knowledge and Allah gave him a healthy body as well. May Allah subhanho wa Taala qalandars good health as well as knowledge. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the knowledge he gave the various prophets David May peace be upon him Tao Ali Salam is Ali Salaam, the prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam Allah says all the knowledge they had was from Allah, Allah, the owner of knowledge, decided to give them the knowledge. Listen to what Allah says. Wakata Allah dabu dabu
Moon Kovalchuk, Mata Allah.
When David killed Goliath, Allah subhanho wa Taala says he David was the one who killed Goliath. The Wu alayhi salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says we decided we gave him we gave him wisdom we gave him knowledge and we gave him whatever we wanted from that knowledge Allahu Akbar. It is Allah who gave him the knowledge. His son Suleiman was also granted knowledge Allah says farhana has Suleiman certain matters Allah gave the understanding and the knowledge to Suleiman alayhi salatu. Salam, regarding Jesus May peace be upon him Allah subhanho wa Taala says, from the very early ages of Isa Allah His Salatu was Salam. O, Allah says, when you IE Mohan Kitab al hc Mata,
what Torah? Well, in G, Allah is the one who will teach him the book, as well as the wisdom, the Torah and the Injeel. It is Allah subhanho wa Taala. Who will give that to him the knowledge of that, to him Allah chooses whom he gives to and Allah Subhana Allah to Allah says in Surah An Nisa to Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam what is Allah Allahu Allah He can kita Baba Nick mattawan llama camel
messenger of Allah. It is Allah who gave you the knowledge of the book and the Wisdom the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that was all given by Allah subhanho wa Taala knowledge that you did not have Allah gave you and allows virtue upon you or messenger is the greatest Subhana Allah, huge, famous upon Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam the best of creation. Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about knowledge. He gave some who are not even messengers of Allah, such as
Allah was a man who was from the oma of Musa alayhis salam, and he had a lot of knowledge. We cannot say he had more knowledge than musala his Salah, but we can say that in certain aspects, Allah granted him a deeper understanding than musala his Salatu was Salam. And Allah subhanho wa Taala inspired him in certain aspects with some items that he did not even inform musala is Salatu was Salam was, It is reported that once Musa alayhis salam was asked, Who is the most knowledgeable and he said I am. This is a narration obviously it is a narration we just benefit from it. And Allah subhanho wa Taala says, I will show you a person whom we have given more knowledge than you love
Akbar. And this is the story mentioned in Soraka.
So the two of them went meaning Mousavi salah and one of the people with him, and when they walked on the coasts, there was a certain sign at that point, they met a man known as Allah. And that is a beautiful story. If you'd like to go through it, you've got to read the Quran in surah Kahf you will find it so beautiful and so amazing. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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amazing verses that bring tears to the eyes, Allah says, They even found a slave of ours. That's one condition of getting religious knowledge is to be a slave of Allah Subhana Allah to Allah. They then found a slave of ours. Allah says whom we had granted wisdom, and who we are granted knowledge from ourselves, we are the ones who gave him knowledge. And amazingly the story continues. The point is Allah subhanho wa Taala has taught whomsoever He wishes from amongst the messengers, as well as from the others. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how the messenger is taught. And this brings us to a duty of the one who has knowledge is to teach that knowledge as we said, at the beginning of
the session, Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam that he used to teach. Listen to what Allah says in Surah Allah imraan though the issue of the teaching of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is mentioned in many places Allah says,
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Allah has favored the believers by sending to them a messenger from amongst them. And Allah continues to say what the messenger does and part of what he does is to teach the people the knowledge of the book and the Wisdom behind the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wasallam. The term hikma here is used referring to the Sunnah of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam so he used to teach and this is why he says in nama but if tomorrow and Lima I was sent as a teacher, good news to all those who are teachers inshallah, Allah subhanho wa Taala make us role models for those whom we teach inshallah, and we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala. To grant us goodness, the one eration
says, the entire creation of Allah has mercy upon the one more unlimited bestiary Attila Hale, who teaches mankind any form of goodness, there is a lot of mercy that is the power of knowledge we need to teach others. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that you will achieve knowledge by being conscious of Allah we mentioned these verses I repeat these verses, Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Al Baqarah what duckula how are you a limo como la. If you are conscious of Allah, then Allah will grant you the knowledge. So if you have Taqwa, if you fear Allah, if you are conscious of him, then Allah will grant you Subhana Allah to Allah knowledge. In fact, Allah says He grants knowledge
to those who are good to those who are more sin, and more sin are those who worship Allah subhanho wa Taala in the highest manner possible, as though Allah is watching them as though they are can see Allah subhanho wa Taala. the consciousness of Allah is what is mentioned here, or what is of importance here. Allah subhanho wa Taala says about Yusuf alayhi salam, as well as Musa alayhis salam. Allah says and I'm going to mention the business use of while I'm bellava Devo
waka de Cana jazzy masini. When he got to his peak, we gave him two things we gave him and we gave him in, we gave him the ability to judge and rule as well as the understanding and we gave him knowledge Allah says, and that is how we reward those who are maxing maxing meaning those who are good, those who are pious, those who are conscious of their Creator, Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us all the ability to be from amongst them have seen him I mean,
then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that those who have knowledge and those who don't are not equal. So remember something when you want to ask a question, ask those who have the knowledge of the Scriptures if that question is connected to the Scriptures don't ever receive. Don't ever receive or look for or hunt for the explanation of a verse of the Quran from a plumber or from a lawyer or from a judge of a Supreme Court. Don't ever don't you day that will destroy you and lead you astray from the path of Allah subhanho wa Taala unless that person is an alum who is qualified to talk, the person knows what he is speaking about. Then you ask those the question and the same
applies to every
field when you have a problem in the field of law, go and seek the advice of a professional lawyer. Don't go to a plumber. And when you have the problem in the house of a water leak, you will then find the best plumber in town if you can, and he will come and help you and give you advice. When you have a medical problem go to the best doctor. So this means we will go to the best within the field if we would like to achieve success. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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la talamona Bina T was zobo. Ask those who have the knowledge of the revelation if you do not understand the clarity of that which We have revealed. Allahu Akbar. So if you don't understand, ask those who have knowledge of the revelation don't jump to your own conclusions. Do not just surf the internet to look for an answer because they are non Muslim websites in disguise that will give you the wrong answers and they will make you from amongst the Quran Yun there are people on the globe who say we only believe in the Quran and the Sunnah holds no weight because there is nothing in the Quran to say we need to adopt the sooner there are more than 10 to 15 verses in the Quran that prove
that a person is not a Muslim, unless they adopt the Sunnah of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wasallam but that will only be explained to you. If you look at the understanding of the Sahaba of the Allahu anhu of knowledge and of what they understood the verses to mean Subhana Allah, we ask Allah subhanho wa Taala not to contaminate our knowledge, and not to make us from those who are foolish enough to go to those who are not qualified in the field that we would like knowledge in and we want to seek knowledge from the wrong people. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us from that type of foolish behavior, which depicts lack of understanding totally. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us
that the people of knowledge are definitely different levels. And Allah has given those who have knowledge of this religion together with a man Allah gave them higher levels. You have a father in law who Latina man woman, Kamala Dena, Mata Raja, Allah raises the levels of those who believe and those who have sound knowledge of this religion. May Allah subhanho wa Taala raise our levels. It is our duty to learn our religion. There are some things maluma mina de Bharara we need to know them for wine it is compulsory for us to know the rules of bahara cleanliness, to know about Salah to know about the obligations and yes, there are some aspects of the Islamic knowledge that not
everybody needs to know. And Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about this in the Quran.
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let there be from every community, a group of people who go out and study the religion to come back with in depth knowledge in order to warn their own communities, Subhan Allah, so a group of people it is their duty, that they make sure that they go out. And every community needs to have a group of Allah, we need to be worried about the Presence of Allah in our midst, and we need to make use of them and this is why it is a test in your community. Allah has kept certain Allah ma your test is how you treated the Allah of your locality. That is your test. Allah is going to ask you what you did with those who had knowledge in your own city and in your own town and country and voila, here
if you had disrespected them disregarded them, then Allah subhanho wa Taala may overtake you with punishment may not do that to us. And this is why we always say yes, when foreign Allah come to our own lands, Mashallah we are happy. But at the same time, a hypocrite is He who has a good link with the foreigners, and when it comes to their own aroma in their locality, they are making their lives as difficult as possible. And they want to have a broad smile purporting themselves to be the most religious, when it comes to people who don't even know them from abroad or from outside Allahu Akbar. It reminds me of doctors,
the doctors, they are specialists and they are GPS. If you would like to get to the specialist, you need to have a referral letter from a GP. That would be similar. If you would like to be referred to a deep scholar of the dean, you your allama from your community will then be able to refer you to those but if you don't even have a link with your own llama, it is like a person who wants to bypass the GP and go straight to the specialist. You may not derive what you need. Another thing is how mischievious you are in your community they know and they will be able to deal with your problems whereas the outside is think you are an angel. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us and this is
the hypocrisy anyone who gives greater importance to outsiders to panela. They need to ask themselves Firstly, how is our treatment of
Whom Allah chose to be our own neighbors in our own locality. It is not a mistake or a coincidence Allah chose Allah of your community and he chose for you to be in this community. It is your duty to make sure that you understand and realize that it is a huge test from Allah Subhana Allah to Allah, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us understanding.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how they are even the knowledgeable from the People of the Book from amongst the Jews and the Christians they are some who were extremely knowledgeable. Their knowledge led them to accept the Quran because they knew the signs of the Quran or the Prophet from their own scriptures. And this is mentioned in more than a few places in the Quran. Let's Let's make mention of a few of them. Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Surah
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he did they not have a sign that Allah kept with them? The allama have been so ill that Allah ma the Jewish scholars, Allah says they had the signs to tell them that this messenger is the truth. They knew that the book is the truth and they accepted the message. An example of this is a great Sahabi companion of Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam who was the leader of the Jews in Medina to munawwara or one of their leaders. His name was Abdullah hypno Salaam, and he accepted Islam. He knew the signs Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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that the worst person is the one whom knowledge has come to and after that, he knows its knowledge and he knows its source. And he still wants to debate and argue. Allahu Akbar. So Allah subhanho wa Taala says here in Surah Baqarah to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, wala na da ba,
ba de magia kameena in naka de la mina, volley me, if you are to follow their desires, and their whims and fancies and what they have come with, after we have granted you knowledge, then indeed you are from amongst the oppressors. Now, if that statement is uttered to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam we have a greater lesson to learn from that. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grounders understanding, and this is why Allah subhanho wa Taala warns those who consider their brains as Gods besides Allah, they worship their brains, they are right. Always people who think that they are always right. They are heading for disaster. Allah subhanho wa Taala says
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CO. In surah, two jatiya Allah says, Do you see the one who has taken his own brain, his whims, he spends his his desires his own understanding as a god besides Allah, he's worshipping his mind. He thinks he's too clever. Allah says Allah has led such people astray out of what they perceive is knowledge. They think they have knowledge and that same knowledge will lead them astray because of lack of sincerity because of the fact that they have tried to derive it for the wrong reasons. May Allah subhanahu Allah protect us Allah says, who will guide such a person? No, no one will be able to give guidance to such a person. Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us. And then Allah subhanho wa
Taala tells us about the examples in the Quran. He says that Allah ma those who have knowledge will be able to understand the examples that Allah has cited in the Quran. And this is why in Surah, two ankle boots Allah says what will kill him San Onofre boo halyn those are the examples that
We have given four people, but who will understand the examples of Allah. Sometimes people will will not understand the examples that Allah subhanho wa Taala gives if they don't have knowledge. So Allah says immediately after that wama Yaki nuha in an alley moon, it is only an alum other Allah, who will be able to understand those who have knowledge, who will be able to understand the examples that Allah Subhana Allah gives in the Quran, may Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
Now let's move to something else. We had made mention of the fact that knowledge Allah chooses whom he'd like to give it to. Sometimes a child has more knowledge than his own father, a child has more Islamic knowledge than his own father, sometimes a student can excel his own teacher, because he has learned in more than one place or at the hands of more than one teacher. And this is something very, very great. We still need to respect those teachers who taught us Elif and ba. Even if we have perfected our Koran later on, more than what they knew, may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us protection. Those who want to curse the teachers who taught them elephant Ba, just because they
might have made a mistake or two when they taught them, they should realize that those same scholars were used in the chain of knowledge that you had been part of We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to protect us, because sometimes we have people who might not be able to pronounce things. This was 10 years 20 years ago. Now today you have people because of Allah subhanho wa Taala as a gift to mankind of communications, and the different methods of teaching and learning. You have people who can pronounce the words clearly. That does not mean you must disrespect those who taught you a long time ago. That is a test from Allah, they did their job, Allah will accept it from them. Now you
need to understand that you need to do your job, and that is to make dua for them and to continue teaching for every word you teach. They will also have a reward Allahu Akbar.
And this is the beauty of knowledge. The Hadith says when he does not have no Adam in kapa, Anwar Malou Illa means Allah. When a person human being dies, his deeds are cut from him besides three things, either a pious child making dua for him, or either a sadhaka to Nigeria, something he has given a charity that is continuing a tree, maybe a borehole maybe something of that nature, or knowledge that he has disseminated, it will continue clocking on his scale in sha Allah have good deeds forever and ever. Everyone who taught you how to read, let me pause for a moment to tell you some miracle. When I say Alhamdulillah Allah Allah mean, there is a strong light of power of reward.
That Firstly, I would get if I'm sincere. For every letter I read, I get 10 rewards. Then everyone who taught me how to read every single one of them gets 10 rewards each at the same split second that I uttered these words. And everyone who taught each one of those also gets a reward. So now it's into the hundreds. And from there everyone who taught them that's into the 1000s and the millions and possibly the billions over the generations and the years and the centuries, until it gets right back to Muhammad sallallahu alayhi wasallam Allahu Akbar, if you picture that for a moment, there are billions and trillions and quadrillions and pin trillions and trillions and
trillions of rewards as a Zimbabwean I know these figures inshallah
they are octillion and non aliens Subhana Allah rewards that are going back at every moment to the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, that is why he has the highest status because he was the one who is the source of all this goodness. Subhana Allah, Allah, if you picture it one day when you are reading Quran or tonight, you will cry, you will cry, you're the one who taught you elephant, even if you are fighting with him now, whether you like it or not, when you say Allahu Akbar, he's getting a reward because he taught you how to read the Salah. lavaca amazing. This is why you need to respect and shave. What he does. He makes you disrespect you start before everybody else. Look at
any community, look at any people go to any stat and tell him ask him a question. Who has harmed you the most over the generations now we're talking about those who are teachers who are more than 5060 years old. They will tell you you know some of those I taught those whom I taught how to read and write today they are harming me. They are making my life difficult. That is a sign of flop and failure for those people and that is Satan's plan. He wants you to lose the essence of the wealth you have now Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us successful are those who can respect those who have given them knowledge. May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those.
Then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us above everyone who has knowledge is someone who has more knowledge. If you think you recite the Quran, the best in the world, there is someone better than you Allahu Akbar.
If you think that there is someone the best in the world, there is someone better than them. And if you think there is anyone better from amongst the Sahaba the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam is better than that. And when we hear a la reciting his own word on the day of tiama, or in the ashira that is the day we will hear the Quran in its perfect form. Subhana Allah
Allahu Akbar, imagine amazing, that is the power of knowledge. And this is Allah subhanho wa Taala. The source of it in Surah Yusuf he says, well, fo kakuni l mean Annie, above everyone who has knowledge is someone who has even more knowledge, whether they are hidden or not, is in the in the hands of Allah subhanho wa Taala and above those who are most knowledgeable is the creator the source of knowledge itself. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us deeper knowledge inshallah. Now let's move on to different types of knowledge, we spoke about the Sharia, Mashallah, it is the most important type of knowledge because if a person only has the knowledge of the Sharia, it will help
him in this world as well as in the life after death, if they only have knowledge of this worldly material, meaning worldly, for example, field, it will help them in this world, and it will very little help them in the AF era if they had sincerity in it. But if they did not balance it with the knowledge of the Sharia, and they did not even know how to read salah and Quran and so on. And they gave preference to this knowledge, then they will be from amongst those who will fail, because they did not use their intellect to say look, I spent so much time for this world. Let me also spend a little bit of time to learn how I'm going to succeed in the era. So Allah subhanho wa Taala
expressing the importance of other knowledge as well, which is important on condition as I am saying, on condition that we learn it realizing that we need to create the correct balance inshallah.
Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the stars, and the fact that the stars are there for those who have intellect and knowledge to be guided with Obi at night. And if you know, nowadays, we have a GPS satellite navigational system, sometimes the GPS, it will take you through a long route, not because it's a female's voice there, but because of the fact that it is a computer that calculates on its own Allahu Akbar. I know some people say no, it's a female at the end of the day, she will take you a longer route. That's not correct. We don't believe in that inshallah. But at the same time, what we do say is that if a person has the knowledge of the stars, they will tell you listen,
that's the route we are going to go and when you are in the desert or you are in the bush, or when you go hunting, people will tell you inform you of what time of the day it is just by looking at where which star is Allahu Akbar, Allah subhanho wa Taala God does knowledge.
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Allah says we have created it is Allah who has created the stars in the skies, so that you can be guided in the night and in the daytime. And Allah says we have definitely also that you can be guided on land and at sea in the night. And Allah says we have definitely made manifest our Signs for those who have that knowledge. May Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us at least a little bit of all of that knowledge as well. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about how he has created the sun with light and he has made the evening dark so that you can count the days. Imagine if it was light all through how would we count our days May Allah protect us he says in Surah Yunus he says who Allah
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and he has created the moon and he has given it a different type of a light in stages. So there's a full moon quarter moon Crescent and half moon and three quarter moon and so on. Allah says that is done so that you can keep track of the days and the months amazing and the track of time and you can take account of Allah subhanho wa Taala grandness protection and understanding then Allah subhanho wa Taala tells us that He has given us different languages, different colors, different races, different types of dialects and so on. For those who have a sound understanding to learn from that they are the signs of Allah subhanho wa Taala we spoke about it very briefly yesterday and we are
going to touch on a different angle tonight. It is definitely part of intellect when you can learn maximum number of languages Alhamdulillah and when you learn them, like
People have that language amazing. It is a gift of Allah mantra Allah Lovato min, Amina McCrone, whoever learns the language of a nation will be protected from their plots, because naturally, I speak Shona quite well in Sharla. And naturally, we people would not believe that in the proper accent that it is needed to be spoken. inshallah, and sometimes you are sitting and people are talking about you not realizing that really this man knows exactly what we are saying, you only have to utter one word to them, and they will be as embarrassed as anything, may Allah protect us. You protected yourself from them, calling you the names May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
Generally, they call you Jesus, if you look like what I looked like Alhamdulillah because we are taught, really to look like the MBR. And that is a very interesting point. It is part of knowledge. Let's make mention of it. Jesus made peace be upon him. We Muslims don't have portraits of him because we don't know exactly what he looked like. But he did have a beard. And we do know that he wore robes, the Christians themselves. They are the ones who draw portraits. We don't know if that's right or wrong in terms. We don't agree with the fact that this is Jesus. No, but they are the ones who claim this is him. They've never drawn him in a suit. They've never drawn in clean shaven.
They've never drawn him with anything besides a long robe like the one I'm wearing. And from amongst their own leaders. None of them are very few of them would actually have long beards and then they call us the terrorists. May Allah protect us all. We are not we are following Jesus. So why do you want to chase us away from following the same messenger your portraits we are following the mother Mary when whenever they draw a picture of her they only draw her with a scarf on her head. And they only draw her with a long robe. They've never drawn her with jeans and T shirts. Not once. So when we put on a scarf they call us or pressed. Why do you oppress the picture of the mother Mary then?
its effect? Why then does she wear long gown in a garment we put on the outer clock and they want to ban that cloak and the scarf? They don't even have the shame? May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us all.
Really that is a point for anyone who has decent knowledge, common sense. The person who doesn't understand this is a fool and I'm saying that with a loud mouth Alhamdulillah
May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can utter the truth for those who have brains who have an intellect to see simple examples that Allah gives. And yet we don't understand Allahu Akbar. Then Allah subhanho wa Taala speaks about the fact that we need definitely to abstain from jealousy when it comes to knowledge. Because sometimes when a person has a lot of knowledge or when Allah has used a person to teach, then others become jealous. Why is this person's mother so successful and not mine? Let me try and find fault they let me do this. Let me do that. Go and start calling them names. Tell them No, this person is not a proper Muslim. Sometimes some people say no, this person
is a caffee May Allah protect us. Sometimes people will go and say they don't know how to read the Quran. Don't go there. Why do you send your child there? Why do you do this know that person, they have got bad habits. You know the history of this person. He was divorced Subhana Allah May Allah protect us. really all that is part and parcel of jealousy. Those who get caught in that Allah never wrote benefit for them from that particular individual or alum or that school. May Allah subhanho wa Taala protect us.
We need to understand when knowledge comes it will come and it will glare us in the face it will stare us in the face. It is up to us to fight shavon and to go and grab the knowledge. It is like cold water in the middle of the hot desert when you see it Subhana Allah if someone is telling you look if you drink that, you know it's not healthy for you. You are foolish to believe that when you see run for it will lie and have as much as you can. And if I'm with you give me a sip as well.
So Allah subhanho wa Taala says in Surah Nisa, a Macedonian Asada Matta Houma la homie,
how can you be jealous of what Allah has given in terms of virtue to various people? Allah says, Look at him. We gave him so much, Tina.
we gave him knowledge of the book. We made him knowledgeable in terms of the deen and we gave him lots of wisdom. We gave him wealth, we gave him lots of Kingdom we gave him authority so Han Allah, Allah subhanho wa Taala says, We choose whom we give, don't be jealous of them. May Allah protect us. And this brings me to the final point of tonight. It is important for us to make a dua that Allah gives us knowledge at the beginning of this particular talk, I intentionally commenced in a slightly different way, asking Allah subhanho wa Taala to give us knowledge, and this comes from Surah Taha, where Allah subhanho wa Taala instructs His messengers
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say, oh my, oh my Creator, my nareesha my cherisher my provider my sustainer my protector Mike era, the owner of knowledge, the one whom I'm going to return to the one who gives me cure when I'm sick, give me knowledge as well the owner of knowledge make dua to him to grant us increase in knowledge. May Allah subhanahu wa taala benefit us all and May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us from those who can make dua And may Allah subhanho wa Taala grant us sincerity and knowledge wa sallahu wa Sallim wa barik ala nabina Muhammad Subhana Allah Subhana colome will be handicare shadow Allah Allah Elantra stop zero comma two